Archive for August, 2016

James “Jim” Earl Bonner

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

James "Jim" Earl Bonner 1933-2016

James "Jim" Earl Bonner
1933-2016

James “Jim” Earl Bonner, 83, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

Memorial services were held Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in First Baptist Church in Panhandle with Josh Light officiating.

Mr. Bonner was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Panhandle to Robert and Ruth Bonner. He worked for Panhandle Independent School District for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Bonner of the home; his children, Joe Bonner of Panhandle, Scott Bonner, Glenn Bonner, Cathy Beaver, Tracy Auldridge and Lisa Coleman, all of Amarillo; a sister, Margaret Shields, of Amarillo; 23 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Robert “Bob” Elder

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Robert "Bob" Elder 1948-2016

Robert "Bob" Elder
1948-2016

Robert “Bob” Edler, 68, succumbed to a long battle with cancer at his home in Amarillo on Aug. 13, 2016.

Memorial services were held on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Cox Funeral Home Benton Chapel, with Pat and Dean Quade officiating.

Bob was born in Pampa on Feb. 19, 1948 to Mary Ella and Esco Dennis Elder. He graduated from Panhandle High School in 1966. He married Cheryl Lynn Chappell on Sept. 28, 1968 in Dumas. He graduated from West Texas State University in 1972.

Bob served three months duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky and was released to serve 7 ½ years reserve duty. He was employed by the Ruidoso Municipal School District from 1972-2000, where her taught high school shop including woodworking and metals and was office disciplinarian the last three years of his career. Bob served on the Ruidoso Crime Stoppers. He loved to ride motorcycles with his wife and their friends.

Bob and Cheryl moved to Roswell, New Mexico in 2004 where he learned a new love, metal target shooting with long rifles. He became a very good marksman and joined the Roswell Gun Club where he made many new friends. Bob had moved to Amarillo to take care of his ailing uncle.

The family would like to thank BSA Hospice of the Southwest for all their kind help.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Tera Wisenbaker and husband Glenn of Kearney, Missouri; a sister, Pat Quade and husband Dean of Rule, Texas; two brothers, James “Jim” Elder and wife Karen of Seguin, Texas, and Dale Elder of Amarillo; a granddaughter, Shelby Wisenbaker, a grandson, Devon Wisenbaker, both of Kearney.

The family requests donations be made to the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd, Amarillo TX 79106.

Please sign our online guestbook at coxfuneralhomeamarillo.com.

Carson County District Court Hears Four Pleas

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Panhandle– On Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, four pleas took place in Carson County.

Luke Inman, the District Attorney for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

1. Jason Thomas Fleming, 42 from Panhandle, pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to 12 years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

On March 16, 2015, Fleming originally pleaded to the charges from the July 15, 2014 offense in Carson County. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on Aug. 13, 2015, alleging two violations of community supervision.

Fleming is also required to pay $276 in court costs to Carson County, a $500 fine; and $193.45 restitution.

2. Phuong Tuan Phan, 34 from Fishers, Ind., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Revoke and was sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana.

On Nov. 5, 2014, Phan originally pleaded to the charges from the Jan. 22, 2013 offense in Carson County. The State filed the motion to revoke on Dec. 9, 2015, alleging eight violations of community supervision.

Phan is also required to pay $336 in court costs to Carson County, a $3,000 fine; and $2,169.38 restitution.

3. Leng Khao Yang, 30 from Fresno, Calif., pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the third degree felony offense of possession of marijuana.

On Nov. 7, 2012, Yang originally pleaded to the charges from the Oct. 28, 2012 offense in Carson County. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on April 20, 2015, alleging four violations of community supervision.

Yang is also required to pay $331 in court costs to Carson County, a $6,000 fine; and $280 restitution.
4. Yang also pleaded true to allegations listed in the State’s Motion to Adjudicate and was sentenced to four years in the Institutional Division of TDCJ for the second degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance.

On Nov. 7, 2012, Yang originally pleaded to the charges from the Oct. 28, 2012 offense in Carson County. The State filed the motion to adjudicate on April 20, 2015, alleging two violations of community supervision.

Yang is also required to pay $331 in court costs to Carson County.