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Samuel D. Teague, Jr.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Samuel D. Teague, Jr.  1956 - 2013

Samuel D. Teague, Jr.
1956 – 2013

Samuel D. Teague, Jr., age 57, passed away Oct. 7, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

He was born May 16, 1956 in Plainview, Texas, one of a set of triplets. He was always a gracious and giving man, making sure family came first and was proud to be known as Grumpy Grandpa! He was the BEST air traffic controller at San Antonio International Airport for 27 years, so much so, he was gladly burdened with training his inferiors to attaining his modest professionalism.

Samuel humbly accepted the title of Wetmore City Limits Supreme Leader and ultimate drink connoisseur. After becoming a bar league enthusiast, he quickly arose as the pool shooting expert and chief shuffleboard ace. As an avid disciple of education in the areas of religion and spirituality, he quickly became a mentor in human morals, political sense and all genres of trivia. He loved old movies, reading and all sports, rooting for his Cowboys no matter what, and always the Spurs!

He is preceded in death by his dad, Samuel D. Teague, Sr. and his brother Daniel W. Teague.

Samuel is survived by his wife, Teri Teague; children, Nathan Teague and wife Traci, Andrew Teague, Sarah Simek and husband Joshua; mom, Marilyn Teague; sister, Diane Isch and husband Doyle; brother, Gavin Teague; eight grandchildren, Brynlee, Xethyn, Mayvin, Jakstyn, Cashtyn, Joshua, Daizy and Jet.

The family will received friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Porter Loring Mortuary North. Arrangements are with Porter Loring Morturary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, Texas 78232.

Dennis Raymond Kotara

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Dennis Raymond Kotara 1938 - 2013

Dennis Raymond Kotara
1938 – 2013

PANHANDLE — Dennis Raymond Kotara, 75, of Panhandle died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday in St. Theresa Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church with the Rev. Mieczslaw Przepiora as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Dennis was born Oct. 1, 1938, to Sam and Irene Kotara. In the 1950s, Dennis attended the St. Meinard’s Seminary. After graduating high school, Dennis went on to Texas Tech University. Dennis served our country in 1959 in the National Guard. He earned outstanding farmer of the year in Carson County from the USDA in the 1970s.

Mr. Kotara was a people person. He could go almost anywhere and know someone. He was a jokester. Dennis loved the land and was a lifelong farmer and rancher. He also loved football. Some of his most valued times were spent with his family and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Kotara; two daughters, Karen Kotara Kwiatkowski and husband Mike of Las Colinas and Courtney Reeder and husband Mark of Muleshoe; two sons, Samuel Raymond Kotara of Amarillo and Lacy John Kotara of Panhandle; three sisters, Cecilia Pounds of Albuquerque, N.M., Elayne Sanchez and husband Frank of Amarillo and Sandra McWherter and husband Bob of McKinney; a brother, Wayne Kotara and wife Adela of Groom; and four grandchildren, Cash Reeder, Jack Kotara, Brooklynn Kotara and Levi Kotara.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or www.pdf.org.

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Frances “Fran” Trussell Roscoe

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Frances "Fran" Trussell Roscoe 1940 - 2013

Frances “Fran” Trussell Roscoe
1940 – 2013

Frances “Fran” Roscoe, 72, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 in Amarillo.

Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the chapel of Hillside Christian Church Amarillo West campus with the Rev. Mike Nuthman and Pastor Larry Mitchell of First Baptist Church in Wheeler officiating and V.A. Trussell assisting with services. Burial was in Llano Cemetery East with arrangements by Schooler Funeral Home of Amarillo.

Frances was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Memphis to Ardell and LaVerne Trussell. She was the second child of five children. She grew up in the Wichita Falls area and the Pantex community. She attended schools in Panhandle.

Frances graduated from beauty school as a hairdresser and sold beauty supplies for several companies. In 1966, she moved to Overland Park, Kan., and later to Fort Worth. In 1976, she and her family returned to Amarillo, where she worked for Wiley Hicks Construction Co. and then worked for Dr. Baay.

Frances married Fred Roscoe in 1988, and at that time moved to Dumas and became a homemaker. She was a woman of many talents. She was gifted in flower arranging, gardening and canning foods. She was an excellent cook, and her family agrees her fried chicken was the best. She also worked with stained glass, creating beautiful stepstone creations.

Frances was a loving mother, sister, aunt, daughter and wife. She especially delighted in her grandchildren. She prayed for strides to be made in the treatment of autism, believing there would be a cure for her grandson Josh and dreaming of his growing up strong and healthy. She also prayed for a cure for Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes for her granddaughter Mackenzie. Her hopes were that her granddaughters would live life to the fullest and be as successful in life as their mothers, whom she raised as a single mom. She wanted all of her grandchildren not to “set life out” but to dance.

She was also tickled with delight with her only great-granddaughter, Tynlee and wished for her beautiful blessings. She was so proud of her family. They were her “opus.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; a sister, Ginger Dungan; and a beloved aunt, Goldie.

Survivors include her four beautiful daughters, Denise Huebner of Austin, Terri Gately and husband Martin of Amarillo, Stefanie Jones and husband David of Wheeler and Melanie Porter and husband Wade of Bushland; two sisters, Sharon Rivers of Hamilton, Ohio, and Cindy Cotgreave and husband Bruce of Amarillo; a brother, V.A. Trussell and wife Alta of Mansfield; precious grandchildren, Jennifer Murray and husband Derek, Maggie and Shelby Jones, Mackenzie, Avery, and Josh Porter of Bushland; a great-granddaughter, Tynlee Murray; several loving nieces and nephews; and a lifelong friend, Juanita Tortella of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be made to www.autism speaks.org or Panhandle Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3611 Soncy Road Suite 6A, Amarillo, TX 79121.

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Rex McKay, Jr.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Rex McKay, Jr. 1935 - 2013

Rex McKay, Jr.
1935 – 2013

Rex McKay Jr., 78, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Pampa.

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ with Glen Walton, minister of Bell Avenue Church of Christ in Amarillo, and Keith Feerer, minister of Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites courtesy of Pampa Masonic Lodge #966 AF & AM. Arrangements were by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. McKay was born Sept. 14, 1935 in Pampa to William Rex and Odessa McKay. He was a lifelong resident of Pampa and Gray County and was a 1954 graduate of Pampa High School. Rex received his BBA degree from Texas Tech in 1958. He married Koell Gillpatrick on June 6, 1957 in Pampa. Rex was a longtime Gray County farmer, rancher and banker. He was on the board of directors of Citizens Bank and Trust for several years and served as bank president for three years. He was a member of the Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ, Pampa Masonic Lodge #966, and Khiva Shrine Temple of Amarillo. Rex served on the board at Pampa Senior Citizens Center for several years.

Survivors include his wife, Koell McKay of the home; two sons, Rex McKay III and wife Robin of Pampa and Mark McKay and wife RayAnn of Dalhart; five grandchildren, Will McKay; Mary McKay Beadles and husband Taylor and Kelsey McKay, all of Lubbock; Mason McKay of Pampa and Chloe McKay of Dalhart; a brother-in-law, Max Gillpatrick of Pampa; and a sister-in-law, Gail Moore, of Tulsa, Okla. Rex was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Betty Langston

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Betty Langston 1930 - 2013

Betty Langston
1930 – 2013

Betty Langston, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in Pampa.

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Memory Gardens Mausoleum, with Dee Palmer of the Carpenter’s Church, officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Langston was born Jan. 5, 1930 in Keokuk County, Iowa. She had been a resident of White Deer for the past 60 years. She married Milford Langston on Sept. 23, 1950 in Clovis, N.M. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was a teacher at the First Baptist Church Child Development Center in Pampa for 20 years. Betty loved working in her garden and crocheting. She was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Kellie Carter and Joy Long, and a sister, Dorothy Clubb.

Survivors include three daughters, Carlene Long and husband Jim of Dimmitt; Bonnie Cox and husband Terry of Pampa and Dala Warminski and husband Douglas of White Deer; two sons, Stephen Langston of Dallas and Melvin Langston of Weatherford; nine grandchildren, Jason Long and wife Julie; Jeff Long and wife Mandy; Allison Langston; Brandy Langston; Monica Dumke and husband Will; Michael Langston; Mason Langston; Derrick Warminski and Brittany Warminski; 11 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Child Development Center, 203 N. West, Pampa, Texas 79065.

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Joan Elizabeth Green

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Joan Elizabeth Green 1939 - 2013

Joan Elizabeth Green
1939 – 2013

Services for Joan Elizabeth Green, 74, of Keene, former resident of Panhandle and Lake Brownwood, will be conducted at 2p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel in Cleburne, Texas. Chaplain Theo Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in Keene Memorial Park in Keene, Texas.

Joan Elizabeth Green passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 in Keene. She was born Feb. 17, 1939 in Winchester, Mass. to Bruce Reed and Marion Cleland Cummings. She married Raymond Edward Green on Oct. 29, 1958 in Reading, Mass.

Mrs. Green worked as a registered nurse and was the former manager of Garretson Retirement Home in Panhandle. She loved fishing and hummingbirds. Joan was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Green of Keene; daughters Tammy Collier of Cleburne and Susan Belcher and husband Jeff of Colleyville; one son, Scott Green of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren, Megan, Brian, Calley and Brett; and several other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Stephanie Michelle Nutter

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Stephanie Michelle Nutter 1981 - 2013

Stephanie Michelle Nutter
1981 – 2013

Stephanie Michelle Nutter, 32, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at West Texas High School Gymnasium in Stinnett under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Her memory may be honored with a gift to Hutchinson County Cares, P.O. Box 1061, Borger, Texas, 79007.

Stephanie was born Feb. 18, 1981 in Amarillo to David and Venita Sloan. She married Toby Nutter on March 2, 2009 on the Yake Ranch. Stephanie loved Nascar, going on vacation to Disney World but her greatest love was her family.

Survivors include her husband, Toby; sons, Evan Sloan and Haygen Nutter all of Stinnett; parents, David and Venita of Skellytown; and brother, Justin Sloan of Amarillo.

Charmane Louise Crawford

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Charmane Louise Crawford, 78, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Tascosa Road Fellowship with Victor Young, associate pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Charmane was born April 4, 1935, in Perryton to Duane and Louise Roberts. Charmane was married to C.A. Crawford. He preceded her in death in 1998.

She was the administrative assistant to the base commander at Amarillo Air Force Base until its closure. She then became an English teacher in Amarillo, Panhandle and Lubbock until her retirement in 1996. She was an avid traveler and she took many students on European tours for many summers during her teaching years.

Survivors include three daughters, Valli Taylor and husband William of Amarillo, Judy Cudd and husband Dennis of Wellington and Peggie Vaughn and husband Ronnie of Midland; a son, Dan Crawford and wife Dale of Irving; seven grandchildren, Dennis, Douglas, Anthony, Chelsea, Curt, Abbi and Mandy; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

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Betty Biggs

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Betty Biggs 1932 - 2013

Betty Biggs
1932 – 2013

Betty Biggs, 81, of Panhandle died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

Services will be at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at First Baptist Church in Panhandle with Josh Light, pastor and Lucas Biggs, grandson, officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.

Betty was born April 6, 1932 in Amarillo. She was a 1949 graduate of Panhandle High School then attended West Texas State College where she was a member of the Pi Omega Sorority and was involved with many campus activities. On Aug. 11, 1951, she married her high school sweetheart, Jim Biggs. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage and raised their children, Wayne and Kerri, on the farm north of Panhandle. Betty was involved in her community and shared her musical talent by playing piano for First Baptist Church as well as various clubs, churches and organizations. She was the editor of The Panhandle Herald for 26 years. Many will remember her creative use of words in her column, “Betty’s Basket”.

Betty was preceded in death by Jim, her parents (J. L. “Slick” and Mary Naylor) and a son, Loran Wayne.

Survivors include a daughter, Kerri Hicks and husband Tony of San Antonio; daughter-in-law, Kathy Biggs; two brothers, Jim Naylor (Kathy) of Waco, Ben Naylor of Ft. Worth; two sisters, Virginia Cleveland (Dub)of Mesquite and Mary Smith of Panhandle; six grandchildren, Shayne Hicks (Kathy), Vanessa Watkins (James), Mandi O’Dwyer (Ed), Robyn Molina (Javier), Lucas Biggs(Jessica) and Micah Hicks (Tammy). She will be missed terribly by 11 great-grandchildren, Breanne, Darby, Ashlee, Abigail, Blayne, Caitlyn, Javier, Kerrington, Mason, Isaac, Liliana and Sidney Rose, due in November; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church building fund in Panhandle.

Glynn D Harrell

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Glynn D Harrell 1916 - 2013

Glynn D Harrell
1916 – 2013

Glynn D Harrell, 97, of Amarillo died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Perry Hunsaker, associate pastor; Dr. Lane Boyd, chaplain at the Craig United Methodist Retirement Center, and the Rev. John Wagoner officiating. Private burial will be in the Panhandle cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Glynn D was born on April 27, 1916, in Shamrock. His parents were Glynn Daniel and Viola Burgin Harrell. He grew up in Groom, where he spent most of his life until his retirement year.

Glynn D married Sybil York on Oct. 24, 1937. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in 2012. In 2002, they moved to the Craig United Methodist Retirement Center in Amarillo for their retirement years.

Glynn D was a charter member of Groom Lions Club and served his church, Groom United Methodist, as treasurer for many years. In 1993, he was recognized as Outstanding Conservation Farmer by McClellan Creek SWCD No. 156. He was the owner of Groom Hardware and Lumber and enjoyed raising a large herd of quarter horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Topaz Hughes.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Louise Mulkey and husband Robert J. of Panhandle, Glynda Eschle of Austin and Beverly Ingram and husband Jim G. of Amarillo; nine grandchildren who all reside in Texas, Sara Allyson Hightower of Amarillo, Mathew Mulkey of Ponder, Jeremy Mulkey of Panhandle, Darron Eschle of Flower Mound, Erin Kate Wolf of Austin, Jason Eschle of Bedford, Glynn Ingram of Rowlett, Lauralee Arnold of Euless and Kemp Ingram of Amarillo; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

The family suggest memorials be to United Methodist Church in Groom, P.O. Box 489, Groom, TX 79039; or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 W. Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79106

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