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Lynn Harwood

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

PAMPA — Lynn Harwood, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.

Graveside services were held Oct. 26 in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Keith Feerer, minister of Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ, officiated. Arrangements were by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Mrs. Harwood was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Amarillo. She was a 1947 graduate of Happy High School. She graduated from West Texas State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She married Bill Harwood on Aug. 8, 1952, in Canyon.

She taught school in Portales, N.M., Panhandle and Pampa in elementary and special education. Lynn was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, TSTA, and Pampa Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, S.L. and Gene Robinson; and a brother, W.T. Robinson.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Harwood; two daughters, Rene Pittman of Amarillo and Marsha Richardson and husband Jim of Pampa; a son, Steve Harwood and wife Terrie of Mobile, Ala.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their thanks to Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice and Jan Britten for their loving care of Lynn.

The family suggests memorials be to Community Christian School, P.O. Box 51, Pampa, TX 79066.

Sign the online guest book at www.carmichael-whatley.com.

James Pembertson

Friday, October 25th, 2013

PANHANDLE — James Pemberton, 72, of Panhandle died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.

Memorial service will be at a later date in Michigan. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St., in Amarillo.

Mr. Pemberton was born April 18, 1941, in Petosky, Mich., to James and Juanita Davis Pemberton. He lived most of his life in northern Michigan. He moved to Texas in 2011. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He enjoyed spending quality time with his family, playing cards, laughing and sharing old memories. Jim loved to play golf, poker and enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports. He was very protective of his family and always put their needs before his own.

He married Ellen Peters on Dec. 31, 1960. They enjoyed playing bingo and traveling to casinos. Jim was a very happy person. He loved to make people laugh and always had a good joke to tell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry and Norm; two granddaughters, Natalee and Danielle; and a great-granddaughter, Carmen.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Robin Bloemendal and husband Jeff of Fennville, Mich., Sandy Tenbrink and husband Mark of Holland, Mich., Dawn Nietering and husband Jeff of Nunica, Mich., Tammy Chamberlain and husband Scott and Nikol Kolka and husband Andy, all of Panhandle; a son, Scott Pemberton and wife Holly of McMillan, Mich.; three brothers, Steve Pemberton and wife Janet of Paris, Tenn., Calvin Pemberton and wife Jackie of Harbor Springs, Mich., and Terry Pemberton and wife Crystal of Las Animas, Colo.; a sister, Betty Crites of Onaway, Mich.; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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Jarvis Jean Monk

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Jarvis Jean Monk 1936 - 2013

Jarvis Jean Monk
1936 – 2013

Jarvis Jean Monk, 77, died Oct. 16, 2013 in Amarillo.

There are no services scheduled. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Monk was born Jan. 12, 1936 in Painter, Okla. She married O’Neal Monk on Jan. 20, 1978 in Pampa. She had been a former resident of Panhandle, moving to Pampa eight years ago from Skellytown. Jean was a former member of First Baptist Church in Skellytown. She was a homemaker and loved dancing with her husband. She was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Boaz and Asa Logan Boaz, and a brother, W.C. Wiggs.

Survivors include her husband, O’Neal Monk of the home; six sons, David Boaz, Danny Boaz, Gary Boaz and Ricky Boaz, all of Lubbock; and Ronnie Boaz and Asa D. Boaz, both of Pampa; a daughter, Linda Davis of Pampa, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Myrt Ensey of Saltillo.

Candace “Candy” Hall

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Candace "Candy" Hall 1987 - 2013

Candace “Candy” Hall
1987 – 2013

Candace “Candy” Hall, 26, of Amarillo died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.

Candy was born Jan. 23, 1987, in Amarillo to Richard and Cherrie Hall. She graduated from Amarillo High School. Candy worked in medical billing for Dr. Saralaya. She was a very dedicated mother and loved her children.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Hall.

Survivors include a son, Derek Hall of Amarillo; two daughters, Adrianna Dobbins and Aleah Dobbins, both of Amarillo; her mother, Cherrie Horner and husband Everett of Panhandle; a brother, David Hall of Amarillo; and her grandmother, Norma Hall of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to High Plains Children’s Home, P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo, TX 79114.

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Jerry Mansel

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Jerry Mansel 1941 - 2013

Jerry Mansel
1941 – 2013

Jerry Mansel, 72, of Amarillo died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lifeway Fellowship Church with Randy Davis officiating.

Jerry was born Jan. 13, 1941, in Erik, Okla., to Howard and Dorothy Mansel. He left his earthly home on Oct. 18, 2013.

Jerry received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from West Texas State University. He was a licensed CPA in Texas. He served in the Army as a military policeman from October 1963 to October 1965. While in the Army, He was an expert marksman and competed in tournaments, often winning medals.

Jerry worked at Eastridge Lanes and loved bowling. He was an avid golfer and spent every weekend watching golf on TV.

Jerry was a beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to have him in their life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Dorothy Mansel.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Mansel; a brother, Don Mansel and wife Ann of Panhandle; and a sister, Mary Helen Rose of Groom.

Edna Wanda Reinart

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Edna Wanda Reinart 1922 - 2013

Edna Wanda Reinart
1922 – 2013

Edna Wanda Reinart, 91, former longtime resident of Hereford, went to be with her Savior Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the Craig Methodist Retirement Center in Amarillo.

A Mass of Christian Burial Service was held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Tony Neusch officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Chris George, Patrick George, Cameron Sims, Justin Sims, Chad Reinart and Tyler Wright. Burial followed in Rest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

Edna was born May 11, 1922 in White Deer, to Felix and Rosalia (Opiela) Urbanczyk. She married the love of her life, Arhart Reinart, on Oct. 28, 1943, in Hereford. Edna and Arhart raised three children on a farm southeast of Hereford where she resided until joining the Kings Manor as a resident in 2001. In 2009 she joined the Hudson House community in Canyon until becoming a resident of the Craig Methodist Retirement Center.

Edna loved and served her Lord and family. She was a member of the Antonian Circle, St. Anthony’s Guild, St. Anthony’s Women’s Organization, Church Women United, the Confraternity of Christian Mother’s, and served as editor of the church newsletter “You” for several years. Edna served her greater Christian family as a volunteer at the Castro County Hospital in Dimmitt logging 4,700 hours of service. In addition to singing in her church choir, Edna played the piano and organ for many years. She often shared these God given talents for the enjoyment of others.

She liked to travel, can fruits and vegetables, work in her flower and vegetable garden, sew, crochet, embroider and make quilts. Each of her grandchildren has a quilt or afghan she made with her loving hands. Edna took pride in her Polish roots leading her to take an active role in chronicling the history of the Urbanczyk family’s immigration to the United States and ultimately to White Deer and Hereford. In all she did, she brought the love of the Lord Jesus Christ with her to share with others.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother Conrad Urbanczyk, and four sisters, Irene Dziuk, Theresa Kotara, Rosalie Stengel and Leona Mazurek.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet George and husband Lee of Lavon, Texas and Mary Jean Sims and husband Jimmy of Sonora, Texas; a son, Doug Reinart and wife Penny of Canyon; one brother, Tony Urbanczyk of Hereford; one sister, Ethel Stengel of Amarillo; grandchildren, Chris George; Michelle King; Patrick George and wife Marisa; Cameron Sims and wife Kasey; Justin Sims and wife Lauren; Brittany Wright and husband Tyler; Dana Reinart and Chad Reinart; great grandchildren, Ryan and Kevin King; Andi, Michael and Sarah George and Ayden Sims and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to King’s Manor Methodist Home, 400 Ranger Drive, Hereford, Texas 79045 or a favorite charity.

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

Montella Thaxton

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Montella Thaxton 1922 - 2013

Montella Thaxton
1922 – 2013

Montella Thaxton, 91, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

Services were held Friday, Oct. 11, in Llano Cemetery with arrangements by Cox Funeral Home of Amarillo.

Montella was born March 12, 1922, in Nowata, Okla., to Jesse and Misha Martin. She graduated from Phillips High School in 1942. She married Louis Ervin “L.E.” Thaxton in January 1945 in Stinnett. She had been a resident of Amarillo for more than 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, J.L. Martin; and her youngest daughter, Marilyn Joyce Reynolds.

Survivors include two daughters, Erma McPherson and husband Joel of Amarillo and Carolyn Wade and husband Warren of Mesquite; seven grandchildren, Joella McPherson of Amarillo, Amy Reed and husband Kelly of Panhandle, Brent McPherson and wife Kristin of Yorktown, Va., Stephanie Wellman of Mesquite, Curtis Wade and wife Paige Janca of Rockwall, Michael Reynolds of Spearman and Jeffery Reynolds and wife Katja of Amarillo; 10 great-grandchildren, Marissa McKinney and husband Michael of Mesquite, Jordan Buck Reed and Kayley Reed of Panhandle, Chelsey Wellman of Mesquite, Tiffany and Megan Reynolds of Amarillo, Taylor and Brenden McPherson of Yorktown and Madison and Cammie Wade of Rockwall; and a great-great-grandson, Caleb McKinney of Mesquite.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Interim Hospice for the care given to her.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Music Ministry.

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

Thomas Andrew “T.A.” Hayhurst

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Thomas Andrew “T.A.” Hayhurst, 87, formerly of Tulia, died Oct. 12, 2013 in Plano, Texas.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date with arrangements by Ted Dickey Funeral Home of Plano.

Born in Vernon, Texas on March 21, 1926, to Temple and Clara (Jones) Hayhurst, he was the oldest of nine children. T.A. joined the Navy in January 1944 and served on the U.S.S. Barnes. He was discharged on March 19, 1946 and returned to Tulia and graduated from Tulia High School in May 1947. He then attended Abilene Christian College.

On May 16, 1945, T.A. married Beatrice Willetta George. She passed away on Feb. 27, 1969.

On Feb. 9, 1970, T.A. married Texie Gene (Armstrong) Hood. They joined their two families together to make one. Their home was built on the solid rock – Jesus Christ. A family was made through their love.

The growth of each one brought forth more love…and that love goes on and on. It was the beginning of the “Hayhurst Herd”. He was a devoted family man and husband with his family being the most important thing in his life.

T.A. and W.A. Amburn opened A&H Printing on Sept. 1, 1958. T.A. purchased Amburn’s interest in the business, which T.A. operated until Sept. 1, 2003. He served as Tulia City Councilman from 1976 to 1980; and as Mayor from 1980 to 1988. He was an active member of the Central Church of Christ, serving as Deacon and Elder. He was very active in the Community of Tulia. He spent many summers umpiring Little League Baseball. He also served in the Lions Club, Kiwanis and the Board of MHMR of Plainview, Texas. T.A. and Gene left Tulia and moved to Plano in 2011. They couple were awarded the Pioneer Spirit Award in 2006.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dona May and Betty; four brothers, Billy Ed, twins Lloyd and Boyd, and Roy; a daughter, Theresa; and a great-granddaughter, Tiffany Golden.

Survivors include his wife, Gene; five daughters, Nancy and husband Ron Melton, Barb and husband Rod Hall, Bonnie Ruland, Tina and husband Rod Chisholm and Barbara and husband Mike Poggis; 21 grandchildren, including Mike Cummings of Pampa; 45 great-grandchildren, including Isaac Cummings of Panhandle; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Wes Hayhurst and wife Joanne; sister, Jessie and husband Charles Mc-Kone; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, T.A.’s wishes were that donations be made to Childress Church of Christ, Honduras Fund, PO Box 239, Childress, TX 79201.

Benjamin Alex Hassler

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Benjamin Alex Hassler 1941 - 2013

Benjamin Alex Hassler
1941 – 2013

Benjamin Alex Hassler, 72, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Pampa.

There will be no services scheduled. Cremation and arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Mr. Hassler was born on Feb. 26, 1941 in Couch County, Texas and was reared in Skellytown. He worked in the oil and gas industry and also as a paralegal. He was an artist who really enjoyed painting.

Survivors include his former wife, Kathy Hassler, of Pampa; two daughters, Rhonda Gutierrez and Anita Stover both of Pampa; a son, Shane Coleman and wife Melanie of Skellytown; three sisters, Carol Rovner; Judy Bosley and Roberta Hassler, all of Skellytown; a brother, John Hassler, of Borger; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Everett Harold “Curly” Monroe

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Curly Monroe 1931 - 2013

Curly Monroe
1931 – 2013

Everett Harold “Curly” Monroe, 82, of Amarillo, formerly of Clarendon, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.

Services were held Oct. 12, in the First Christian Church in Clarendon. Burial was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Curly was born May 30, 1931, in Melrose, N.M., to Roy and Nellie Pierce Monroe. He married Hazel Hanegan 63 years ago on May 13, 1950, in Clovis, N.M. Curly served 12 years in the Navy Seabee Reserves. He lived 43 years in Clarendon, where he was an engineer for Texas Department of Transportation.

After his retirement from TxDOT, he and his three sons formed a partnership, Monroe and Sons, where they contracted with the state of Texas to build bridges, overpasses and culverts for 12 years. He finished his highway career working for Slaco Inc., Gilvin-Terrill Inc., Amarillo Roads and J. Lee Milligan Inc. He loved to sum up his career by saying that he built roads all across Texas.

He enjoyed traveling, reading and going to casinos. He was a loving husband and father. He was known as Papa Curly to his grandkids and great-grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister; and a son, Danny Lynn Monroe, in 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel of Amarillo; two sons, Everett Monroe Jr. and wife Tonya of Lubbock and Roy Monroe of Clarendon; a daughter-in-law, Shauna Herbert and husband Tim of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Dana Ford and husband Mitch of Panhandle, Jennifer Kuehn and husband Mike of Lubbock and Dustin Monroe and wife Courtney of Hedley; and four great-grandchildren, Keslea and Kinlea Ford of Panhandle and Dylan and Ashley Kuehn of Lubbock.

The family wishes to thank Texas Oncology, Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital and Craig Rehab Unit. A special note of gratitude goes to Dr. Salil Trehan for his care, concern and compassion shown to Curly and his family.

The family suggests memorials be to American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109; or First Christian Church in Clarendon.

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