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Theresa Verlyn Gann

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Theresa Verlyn Gann 1943 - 2013

Theresa Verlyn Gann
1943 – 2013

Theresa Verlyn Gann was born June 16, 1943 and left us on Nov. 6, 2013, to be with the Lord.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, James Gann; a son, Steven Gann and his wife, Misti; grandsons, Keegan and Kellar; her sister, Vivian Ballard and her brother, Bill Housley.

She was preceded in death by her father Lloyd Riggins; her mother, Lorene Travis; her sister, Carolyn Orr and her brother, Paul Cameron Hammonds.

Theresa was a Christian, a mother, a grandmother and a caring loving person. She loved baseball and her grandkids.

Theresa and James attended school and graduated from White Deer High School. Theresa taught at San Jacinto Junior College, Central Campus for 33 years. She loved her job and only retired in 2013.

Funeral arrangements were by Forest Park East Funeral Home in Webster, Texas. The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2013.

Callens Edward George

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Callens Edward George 1930-2013

Callens Edward George

Callens Edward George, 83, went home with his Lord on Nov. 6, 2013 in Amarillo.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Briarwood Church, with Rev. Lynn Hancock, pastor, officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. George was born Sept. 13, 1930 in Hamlin, Texas to James Albert and Grace George. He married Wanda Gruben on July 31, 1949 in Rotan, where they began their journey of over 64 years as partners in life and best friends. The love they shared was evident to anyone who knew them. Callens was a hardworking man of many talents. Through the years, he worked as a farmer, carpenter, machinist and truck driver, and was considered a book of knowledge when it came to repairs and construction. He spent most of his life in Texas with the exception of several years spent in Virginia where he supervised the construction of hog farm facilities in Smithfield Foods of Virginia’s expansion into the live hog production industry. After retiring from Smithfield in 1996, Callens returned to Pampa where he became an avid golfer, a coffee shop regular and a part time employee of Frank’s Hardware where he was known as “that little gray haired man in overalls who knows about everything.” He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son-in-law, Weldon Harrison.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda, of the home, and Callens would tell you that his and Wanda’s greatest pride are their six children, Randy George and wife Bobbie and Christy Wyant and husband Raymond, all of Pampa; Janis Harrison of Amarillo; Phil George and wife Donna of Hooker, Okla.; Kevin George and wife Jennifer of Julesburg, Colo.; and Trecia Mitchell and husband Chuck of White Deer. He instilled a great work ethic in all his children and taught them how to be a friend.

He was “Pa” to his grandchildren, Jennifer, Courtney, Barbie, Chad, Cali, Cami, Cati, Crystal, Cody, Tanner, Kaycia, Kaylene and Callen and great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Callens, Jaric, Raleah, Cooper, Kylie, Braylon, Caiden and Cade.

He is also survived by his sisters, Jimmy Dee Flannigan of Fort Worth and Betty Sewell of Weatherford, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

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Geoffrey Lynn Slover

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Geoffrey Lynn Slover, 45, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Earth United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Geoffrey was born June 6, 1968, in Fort Worth to Cecil and Marie Slover. He graduated from Springlake-Earth High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Slover.

Survivors include his mother, Marie Slover of Panhandle; two daughters, Ann Marie Slover and Rebecca Elizabeth “Beth” Slover, both of Lubbock; mother of his children, Miranda Slover of Lubbock; a brother, Greg Slover and wife Darla of Tatum, N.M.; a sister, Alayne Bradshaw and husband Ronof Panhandle; nephews, Shane Slover and family, Sy Slover and family, Seth Slover, Tanner Bradshaw and Brade Bradshaw; and a close friend, Loveta Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Ann Marie and Beth Slover’s College Fund in care of First Methodist Church, 600 Main St., Panhandle, TX 79068.

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Marvin L. “Pete” Eakin

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Marvin L. “Pete” Eakins, 81, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in First Christian Church in Stinnett with the Rev. Jim West officiating. Burial will be in Stinnett Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Directors of Borger.

Mr. Eakin was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Wetumka, Okla. He married Viola Bagwell in May 25, 1952, in Stinnett.

Survivors include his wife, Viola; two daughters, Debbie Tenbusch of Stinnett and Sandra West of Borger; two brothers, Kenneth Eakins of Dumas and Cloyce Eakins of Amarillo; two sisters Marlene Brame of Skellytown and Betty of Checotah, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Iris Jean Parks

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Iris Jean Parks 1936 - 2013

Iris Jean Parks
1936 – 2013

Iris Jean Parks, 77, died Oct. 30, 2013 in Pampa.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Jim Sinyard, pastor of the Carpenters Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Parks was born Sept. 12, 1936 in McAlester. She married Frank M. Parks on Aug. 7, 1952 in Carlsbad, N.M. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1994. She had been a resident of Pampa since 1954, moving from Anson. Iris was a cook for the Black Gold Restaurant for many years. She was the housekeeping supervisor at Pampa Nursing Center and sold Avon for many years. Iris was a Baptist and was a former member of the Moose Lodge, as well as serving as a Brownie leader.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Whitmarsh, and two brothers, Jeff Hawthorne and Leroy Hawthorne.

Survivors include a daughter, Angela Simmons and husband Pete Garcia of Pampa; three sons, John Parks and wife Donna Hood of Skellytown; Tommy Parks and wife Sherry of Pampa and Timothy Parks of Amarillo and wife Dawn Stevens of Pampa; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and her sister, Mary Lawler and husband J.D. of Amarillo.

Ila “Marie” Daniel

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Ila "Marie" Daniel 1923 - 2013

Ila “Marie” Daniel
1923 – 2013

Ila “Marie” Daniel, 90, of Amarillo died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Plainview Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. in Schooler Funeral Home Brentwood Chapel with the Rev. Jim Benton officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Marie was born June 13, 1923, in Rotan. Her family moved to Plainview when she was only a toddler. She married Bob Daniel, the love of her life, on June 23, 1946. Marie had a love for her church and to watch her family play sports. She enjoyed cooking, playing bridge, golf, bowling and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Elene Thompson, Elda Parks, Betty West and Corene Zulauf; and a brother killed in World War II.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Daniel; three sons, Bob Daniel III and wife Kym of Amarillo, Gary Lynn Daniel and wife Cheryl of Amarillo and Monte Joe Daniel and wife Mechelle of Lubbock; a sister, Mary Alice Tucker; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

The family suggests memorials be to Coulter Road Baptist Church, 4108 S. Coulter St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Sign the online guest book at www.schoolerfuneralhome.com.

Maggie Painter

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Maggie Painter 1956 - 2013

Maggie Painter
1956 – 2013

Maggie Painter, 56, died Oct. 23, 2013, in Canyon, Texas.

Services were at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church of Canyon with Dr. Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Amarillo, officiating. Graveside service was at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Highland Park Cemetery in Borger, Texas. Arrangements were by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.

Maggie Painter was born on Nov. 29, 1956 in Pampa, TX to Howard “Boots” and Patty Bradshaw Braden. She graduated from Borger High School in 1975. She has worked in dentistry for more than 40 years and was most currently in pediatric dentistry in Amarillo. Maggie’s greatest joy in this life was her precious daughter, Molly. Her passion in life was rescuing animals. She was proud of her most recent rescue, a blind dog named Ray Charles. She also loved her other two dogs, Stevie Nicks and Jack Nicholson, and her granddogs, Betsy and Penny Lane. Maggie always fought for the underdog. She was known for her kindness, her generous heart and always being there for her daughter and friends. She will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humor, her fun laugh, beautiful smile and her ornery streak. She loved hosting people on her patio surrounded by her beautiful plants and also loved cottage decorating her home. She was preceded in death by her parents and two special dogs, Ginger and Carly Simon.

Survivors include her daughter, Molly Painter, of College Station; her dogs and grand-dogs; and her many friends that were like family.

The family suggests memorials be to the Texas Panhandle Pet Savers, PO Box 7545, Amarillo, TX 79114.

Please sign the online guest registry at www.brooksfuneral.com.

Virgle M. Poole

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Virgle M. Poole 1923 - 2013

Virgle M. Poole
1923 – 2013

Virgle M. Poole, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 in Amarillo.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ with Glen Walton, minister of San Jacinto Church of Christ in Amarillo, and Keith Feerer, minister of Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas. Arrangements were by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. Poole was born Dec. 9, 1923 in Polk County, Ark. and had been a Pampa resident since 1954. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre and received a letter of commendation from General Patton in 1945 when he received his honorable discharge. Virgle married Patsy Johnston on Jan. 12, 1952 in Clovis, N.M. He worked for B&L Tank Trucks from 1968-1989 and later worked for the Pampa News for several years. He was a member of Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ and was active in the Pampa Optimist Club for many years. Virgle and Patsy were foster parents for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Poole, of the home; two sons, Micheal R. Poole and wife Dawna of Amarillo and Chris Poole and wife Wendy of Benbrook; three daughters, Becky Potter and husband Gary of Pampa; Rhonda Fletcher and husband Mark of Amarillo and Tracy Fanous and husband John of McKinney; three sisters, Helen Nokes of Pampa; Maudine Skidmore and husband Freddie of Monticello, Utah and Imergene Bond and husband Raymond of Golden Valley, Ariz.; three brothers, H.H. “Red” Poole and wife Leona of Dove Creek, Colo.; Lloyd Poole and wife Virginia of Amarillo and Eugene Poole and wife Gayle of White Deer; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Thomas Creek Community Living Center, 6010 Amarillo Blvd. West, Amarillo, TX 79106 or Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ, 1342 Mary Ellen, Pampa, TX 79065.

Mary Gertrude Clay Andrews

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Mary Gertrude Clay Andrews 1920 - 2013

Mary Gertrude
Clay Andrews
1920 – 2013

Mary Gertrude Clay Andrews, 93, died Oct. 23, 2013 in Pampa.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Memory Gardens Mausoleum, with Keith Feerer, minister of Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Andrews was born June 23, 1920 in Wheeler County to William and Gertrude Attaway. She was a 1937 graduate of Shamrock High School. She married Bradford Clay on Feb. 24, 1938 in Wheeler County. He preceded her in death in 1987. She later married Chester Andrews on May 30, 1989 in Pampa. He preceded her in death in 2006. Mary worked for 17 years in the school cafeteria in Stratford and Pampa.

She also made wedding cakes and pastries in her home. She was a member of Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Hollon in 2012, two sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Gwyn Varnon of Kansas City, Mo., a son, Claude Clay of White Deer, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ Children’s Fund, 1342 Mary Ellen, Pampa, Texas 79065.

Etta Martiel “Carly” Reynolds

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Etta Martiel "Carly" Reynolds Webb 1916-2013

Etta Martiel “Carly” Reynolds Webb

Etta Martiel “Carly” Reynolds Webb, 97, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.

Services were at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Clarendon, with Genoa Goad officiating. Burial was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Martiel was born Jan. 16, 1916, to Robert Oliver and HenriEtta Reynolds in Clark County, Ark. The family moved to Hall County, Texas in 1925, then to Donley County in 1930, where she met Wesley Price Webb, whom she married on Feb. 28, 1935, at the Donley County courthouse because they couldn’t get to the church due to a blinding sand storm.

Mrs. Webb was a homemaker who loved to sew which was necessary in order to clothe five children. She gardened, raised chickens and loved her flower beds. She belonged to Hudgins Quilting Club and Mother-in-law Club. While the Webb’s owned a laundry in Amarillo, she had an occasion to alter pants for Elvis Presley. She was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons-in-law, Don Lemons and Ellis Butler; a daughter-in-law, Bobbie Webb; a grandson, Dewayne Butler; a granddaughter, Kathy Webb; and a great-grandson, Billy Dean Webb. Mrs. Webb was the last of 11 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Lemons and Sandra Butler, both of Amarillo; three sons, Kenneth Webb and wife Billie of Goldthwaite, Willard Webb of Amarillo and Wesley Webb and wife Vela of White Deer; 14 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 51 great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials be made to Citizens Cemetery, P.O. Box 983, Clarendon, TX 79226-0983; or Heritage Convalescent Center, 1009 Clyde, Amarillo, TX 79106.

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