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Janice Faye Rodgers Brownlow

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Janice Brownlow 1954 -2014

Janice Brownlow
1954 -2014

Janice Faye Rodgers Brownlow, 59, of White Deer died Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Celebration of life services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, in First Baptist Church in White Deer with Sgt. Jim Sinyard officiating.

Janice was born Oct. 31, 1954, in Amarillo to Luther and Norma Gene Rodgers. She graduated in 1972 from Amarillo High School and lived her life as a wife and mother in White Deer.
She shared her humor and strong work ethic at many places during her lifetime. She had a servant’s heart, a compassionate soul and a sweet smile that could brighten anyone’s day. She retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Neal Unit in 2010 but returned to work at the Jordan/Baten Unit until the time of her death. She always had a strong devotion to her family and lived her life to care for her daughters and her granddaughter and namesake, Carlie Faye.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Thereasa Todd.

Survivors include her daughters, Stacie Boyer and Carie Brownlow, both of Pampa; a granddaughter, Carlie Villalpando of Pampa; a brother, Paul Rodgers of Amarillo and a sister, Tammy Boland and brother-in-law Jerry Todd of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to Carlie Faye Villalpando Education Fund, in care of Amarillo Postal Employees Credit Union, 2400 Hobbs Road, Amarillo, TX 79109.

Viola Elizabeth Wagner

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Viola Elizabeth Wagner 1924 - 2014

Viola Elizabeth Wagner
1924 - 2014

Viola Elizabeth Wagner, 90, of Hereford died March 17, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 22, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the Reverend Anthony Neusch officiating. Interment followed in Rest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wagner was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Slaton, Texas to Leo and Ann Catherine (Blume) Gabel. She grew up in the St. Francis area. In 1946 and after helping raise her 10 siblings, she left the Texas Panhandle to work at a hospital in Washington D.C., but returned to marry Lester Wagner in 1948 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Amarillo. To many sweet, young ladies she was a mentor and leader in 4-H and served many years as a Cub Scout Den Mother to many rowdy young boys. She was chosen KPAN Radio, “Mother of the Year in 1991”. She was the perfect and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Viola had many friends and was active and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Viola was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Wagner, her parents, brothers Vernon, John and Jim Gabel and sisters Birdie Mae Frazier, Dorothy Pivarinus and Leona Sexton.

She is survived by her husband Lester Wagner of 66 years; a son, David Wagner and wife Julia of Hereford; two daughters, Mary Kay Peters and husband Frank of Amarillo and JoAnn Bryan and husband Randy of Pueblo West, Colo., 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren with another one due any day. She is also survived by sisters Betty Dudek of Amarillo and Evelyn Risner of Joshua; two brothers, Don Gabel and wife, June of Happy and Dick Gabel of Amarillo; sisters-in-law, Ruby Gabel of Amarillo, Marion (Gabel) Prien of Amarillo and Doris Gabel of Panhandle; and brother-in-law, Jack Sexton of Albuquerque, N.M.

Memorials may be made to St Anthony’s Endowment Fund or Hereford Senior Citizens Association.

Express your condolences and sign the online guest book at www.herefordheritagefh.com.

Larry Neal Luster

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Larry Neal Luster 1950 - 2014

Larry Neal Luster
1950 - 2014

Larry Luster, a Broken Arrow resident for 34 years, died March 22, 2014. He was 63.

Larry was born June 19, 1950, in Pampa, Texas, where he grew up, graduating from Pampa High School in 1968. At the time of his death, he was retired from a long career at American Airlines where he worked as a welder for 29 years.

He had unprecedented strength and taught others to overcome, to endure and to love. Larry was the heart and soul of his family and friends, making sure that all knew how much he cared for them. He will be cherished and loved always.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Bill Luster and LaVeta Caskey and his son Bryan Luster. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice Luster; his daughter, Shelley Luster; his mother-in-law, Betty Napier; his brothers Darell Luster and his wife Lyn and David Luster; and many friends who were like family to him.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow. Services will be Friday, March 28, 2014, at 3 p.m., at the Floral Haven Funeral Home chapel in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Online guestbook is at www.floralhaven.com/obituaries/Larry-Luster

Charles Lynn “Tootie” Meador

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Charles Lynn “Tootie” Meador 1947 -- 2014

Charles “Tootie” Meador
1947 -- 2014

Charles Lynn “Tootie” Meador, 66, of Matador, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas.

There will be a wake Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodges Stock Farm, South of White Deer.

Charles was born in Matador on Oct. 25, 1947. He graduated from Matador High school, attended Clarendon College and graduated from Texas State Technical College in Waco. He was a good athlete and participated in many sporting events and was honored by receiving the Dayton Graham Athletic Award. He was active in Boy Scouts and went to Canada on a canoeing trip. He was a resident of White Deer for 30 years and coached Little League while living in White Deer.

Charles married Bonnie Booth of McLean and they moved to Waco to attend school.

Having a meat processing certification, he worked in several grocery stores as the market manager. His first love, however, was farming and ranching.

Survivors include his daughter, Lori Bichsel and husband Timmy of White Deer; and their four children; his mother, June Cunningham of Lubbock; his brother, Joey and wife Dynell of Archer City
and their four children; nine grandchildren; and his sister, Tanya Rippetoe and husband David of Lubbock.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, James Meador and a nephew, Marlin Meador.

A graveside service was held at the East Mound Cemetery at Matador, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 2 p.m.

The family is grateful for the service provided by the EMS in Matador and for the concern of many friends and family there.

Marjorie Ann Long

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Marjorie Ann Long 1930 - 2014

Marjorie Ann Long
1930 - 2014

Marjorie Ann Long, 84, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Celebration Family Church in Fritch. Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Marjorie was born March 7, 1930 in Vernon, Texas to Henry and Thelma Ross. She married G.W. Long on Oct. 28, 1947 in Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Doug Long; and sister, Vonnie Talor.

Survivors include her husband, G.W. of the home; children, Ronald Long and his wife Debra, Debbie Jennings and her husband, Mike, Susan Holland and her husband, Joe, Delwin Long and his wife, Lyndol all of Borger; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grand children; one great-great grandchild due to arrive in June; brother, H.L. Ross and his wife, Shirley of Decatur, Texas; sister, Myrtle Willliams and her husband, Dee of Eldorado, Texas.

In lieu of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to BSA Hospice of Pampa, 800 N. Sumner St., Pampa, Texas 79065.

Mildred “Millie” Craig

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

SPEARMAN — Mildred “Millie” Craig, 81, of Spearman, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Services were held Saturday, March 22, in First Baptist Church in Spearman with Rev. Jim Medley officiating. Burial was in Hansford Cemetery with arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Millie was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Mitchell, La., to Worth Linwood Barrett and Thelma Morris Barrett. She married L.C. Craig Jr. on Dec. 25, 1947.

Millie gave 100 percent to everything she did. She was a bowler, traveling all over Texas and much of the U.S. to tournaments. She loved walking with her son Pip and taking care of her family.

She was a pink lady at the hospital and delivered meals on wheels.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Survivors include five daughters, Deborah Fine and husband Tom of Decatur, Cheryl Stelleges and husband Walter of San Antonio and Judy Collins and husband Don, Sharon Wilson and Angela Looten and husband Carl, all of Amarillo; and a son, L.C. “Pip” Craig III of Spearman; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to American Lung Association, 5926 N. Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX 78731.

Sarah Alice Haskins

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Sarah Alice Haskins 1922 - 2014

Sarah Alice Haskins
1922 - 2014

Sarah Alice Haskins, 91, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Panhandle First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle. The family will receive guests on Wednesday at the funeral Home in Panhandle from 5-7 p.m.

Sarah was born April 9, 1922 in Franklin, Tenn. to Oscar and Gladys Nolen. She married Jack Haskins on Oct. 9, 1941 in Dillion, S.C. Mrs. Haskins was member of Panhandle First United Methodist Church, the VFW Woman’s Auxiliary and the nurture and care committee. She was an artist and enjoying making jewelry and crocheting. Sarah was a great card player but an even better cheater of playing cards.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack; daughter, Rosemary Andrus; son, Randy Haskins; brothers, Oscar, Bob and Bill Nolen; and sister, Jessie Mae Williams.

Survivors include her son, Raymond Haskins of Amarillo; brother, Thomas Nolen of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, Jay Sarah Call, Tiffany Rae Andrus-Flowers, Aaron Andrus; great-grandchildren, 1st Lieutenant Jayson Walser, Sergeant Dustin Walser, Lawrence Davis, Adalynn Davis; two great-great-grandchildren, Aiden and Kaelynn Walser; three step-grandchildren, all of Amarillo; and six step-grandchildren.

Evelyn Irene Cox Metcalf

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Evelyn Irene Cox Metcalf 1919 - 2014

Evelyn Irene Cox Metcalf
1919 - 2014

Evelyn Irene Cox Metcalf, 94, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went home to be with Lord on Monday, March 17, 2014.

A graveside service at the Panhandle Cemetery was followed by a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church of Panhandle on Saturday, March 22, with Pastors Jerry Land and Buddy Payne, officiating. Services were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Evelyn was born on Nov. 14, 1919, in Panhandle to Earl and Marian Cox and lived in Panhandle all but a few years during World War II. She attended Panhandle schools from first grade through high school and was captain of the high school girls’ basketball team her senior year. She married Ralph B. Metcalf on Dec. 14, 1941. Ralph and Evelyn were happily married for 52 and half years until his death in April of 1994.

Evelyn was dedicated to the care of her family while her three boys were growing up. At the age of 45, she began her college education and started teaching elementary school in 1969. She taught first grade in Panhandle for 13 years. Evelyn was member of the First United Methodist Church of Panhandle 94 years, and loved singing in the church choir. She was an avid bridge player, and her talents in the kitchen were well known to all who ate with us. Fried chicken and baked fruit pies and cobblers were but a few of her specialties, and she was also know for her Christmas candies. Canning green beans and pickles from Ralph’s garden and putting up corn provided year round vegetables for the family. She loved hosting parties, and our home was often the place where our family gatherings took place.

Survivors include three sons, Barry and wife Debbie of Panhandle, Keith and wife Jan of Fort Worth, Dean and wife Bitzie of Amarillo; three grandsons, Aaron, Stephen and Kyle Metcalf; five great-grandchildren, Addison, Tatum, Cohen, Sydnie and Wyatt Metcalf; and three brothers, Wayne Cox and wife Jean of Panhandle, Clifford Cox and wife Mary Kay of Austin and Howard Cox of Roanoke, Va. In addition, she was loved and will be missed by dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the First United Methodist Church of Panhandle.

Dee “Toots” Herring

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Dee "Toots" Herring 1926 - 2014

Dee "Toots" Herring
1926 - 2014

Dee “Toots” Herring, 87, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Panhandle Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Panhandle Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dee was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Madill, Okla. to D.S. and Ada Herring. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. Mr. Herring married his first wife, Emma Lee Lockhart in Wellington, Texas on Nov. 18, 1944 and they were married for 50 years. Then he married his second wife, Dovie Knox on Sept. 28, 1995 in Eureka Springs, Ark. Dee was a farmer in Tulia and also in Carson County. He owned and operated service stations for many years. Then he became a truck driver and retired after 10 years from Hughes Elevator. He was a member of Alvarado Church of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Emma Lee Lockhart Herring on May 11, 1995; son, DeWayne Herring in 1945; and brothers, Sherwood, Raymond and Kenneth Herring.

Survivors include his wife, Dovie of Cleburne; daughters, Jane Hare and her husband, Lloyd, of Panhandle, Deloris Herring of Paradise; stepson, Ricky Knox and his wife, Donna, of Cleburne; stepdaughter, Rhonda Price and her husband, Jerry, of Cleburne; four grandchildren, Tommy Russell and wife, Lucinda, of Amarillo, Jessie Barnett of Denison, Lorrie Baze and her husband, Jay, of Panhandle, Shellie Doughty and her husband, Ken, of Paradise; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; and nine step-grandchildren.

Dixie Pool

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

SPEARMAN — Dixie Pool, 69, died Friday, March 7, 2014.

Services were held Thursday, March 13, 2014 in First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Spearman with the Rev. Danny Hendricks officiating. Arrangements were by Good Samaritan Funeral Service and Chapel of Booker.

Mrs. Pool was born Sept. 11, 1944, in Memphis to Jeff and Lola Watkins Melton. She married Donald “Donnie” Pool on June 1, 1962.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Lenny Pool of Ada, Okla., Jeff Pool of Panhandle and Trevor Pool of Enid, Okla.; a daughter, Donda Lozano of Spearman; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.