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Tommy Jack Parks

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Tommy Jack Parks, 46, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

There are no services scheduled. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Mr. Parks was born Jan. 26, 1968, in Pampa. He married Sherry Ray on July 24, 1993, in Pampa.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Parks, of Pampa; a son, Cody Parks, of Pampa; a daughter, Carlee Parks, of Pampa; two brothers, John Parks of Skellytown and Timmy Parks of Amarillo; and a sister, Angie Simmons, of Pampa.

Martin “Buddy” Vance, Jr.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Martin "Buddy" Vance, Jr. 1926 - 2014

Martin "Buddy" Vance, Jr.
1926 - 2014

Martin “Buddy” Vance Jr., 87, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Panhandle. Burial will follow in the Panhandle Cemetery. His memory may be honored with a gift to Hospice Care of the Southwest or a charity of choice.

Buddy was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Panhandle to Margaret and Martin Lee Vance, Sr. He married the love of his life, Novella Weatherly on Aug. 25, 1948. Buddy was member of First Baptist Church of Panhandle and past president of the American Agriculture Movement. As an agricultural lobbyist, Buddy participated in the 1979 Tractorcade to Washington, D.C. He was a faithful democrat and a licensed private pilot.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Otis Vance in 1975; and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Novella of the home; sons, Gary Vance and his wife, Micki, and Jimmy Vance and his wife, Kelly, all of Panhandle; daughter, Marsha Haseloff and her husband, Len of Fritch; sister, Virginia Vincent of Lubbock; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers of Hospice Care of the Southwest.

Naoma Louise Mooring Spann

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Naoma Louise Mooring Spann 1930 -2014

Naoma Louise Mooring Spann
1930 -2014

Naoma Louise Mooring Spann was born May 8, 1930 in Clarendon, Texas. Naoma went to be with the Lord and her loving husband on March 26 2014.

Naoma was the daughter of Ed and Goldie Mooring. She married Joe Crawford Spann on April 16, 1954 and moved to Panhandle to raise their two children, Carla and Mark. She and Joe moved to Kansas in 2000.

Naoma was a beloved wife, mom, Gram, Grandma and G-ma who loved spending time with her family. Naoma loved cooking for others, studying the Bible, teaching Sunday School, being a Girl Scout leader, sewing, crafts, needlework, reading, painting and watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Kechi United Methodist Church and an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Naoma was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Joe; brothers, BJ Mooring, Herman and his wife Anita Mooring of Clarendon, Arlis and Sandra Mooring of Clarendon; and sister, Juanita Dickinson.

She is survived by sister and brother-in- law, Genella and Jack Eads; brother, Bill Mooring from Clarendon; Tina Mooring of Tyler, Texas; W.D. (Brownie) Dickinson of Midland, Texas; and Nancy Schieffler and husband Gene of Kaufman, Texas. She is also survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Dan Labus of Wichita, Kan.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Patti Spann of Lindale, Texas; grandchildren, Kelly Davis and Larry Sage of Denver, Colo., Garrett Labus and Lindsey Hall of Wichita, Kan., Matt and Brittany Spann of Charlotte, N.C. and Kayla and Travis Rhea of Tyler; and also, five great-grandchildren, Graceson, Gavin and Tessa Spann. Stone Sage and Austyn Labus and one due in June - Hadley Rhea.

Gram leaves us with memories of those warmest embraces, ‘sugar-babe’ hellos, and her sense of humor that stayed within through the very end...

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Asbury Park, 200 SW 14th, Newton, KS 67114.

A special thanks to the nurses and aides at Asbury Green House Home 1212 Asbury Park for all their love and care in taking care of our mother, grandmother and friend.
The family will receive friends prior to the service on Monday March 31, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. The viewing and the service will be at Kechi First United Methodist Church in Kechi, Kan. Burial to follow.

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.