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Texas Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 1214

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Date: Thursday, 13 September 2012, at 4:49 p.m.

WILHEMINE FETSCH
A Christian mother’s rosary for Wilhemine Fetsch, 81, a long-time Hereford resident, were held Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, in Parkside Chapel and a prayer service was held on Friday. The funeral mass was held Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. John Valdez officiated.
Interment was in Rest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Hereford.
Mrs. Fetsch died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in West Gate Nursing Center of King’s Manor Methodist Retirement Home in Hereford.
Born April 18, 1925, in Pep, the daughter of Joseph and Victoria Albus, she married Felix Fetsch on Feb. 19, 1946, in Pep. She was a homemaker, helped her husband farm and was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hereford.
The family has requested memorials be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church endowment Fund, 114 Sunset Drive, Hereford, Tex. 79045.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sons; five brothers; one sister, and one grandson.
Survivors include three sons, Lewis and Marcia Fetsch, David and Cindy Fetsch and Ronald and Debbie, Fetsch, all of Hereford; five daughters, Mildred Birkenfeld and Judy and Jerry Lange, all of Nazareth, Pauline and Dub George of Dimmitt, Regina and Dennis Weeg of Canyon, and Dorothy and Curtis Schwertner of Dumas; three sisters, Christine Mandral of Dill City, Okla., Dorothy and Eugene Sokora, of Slaton, and Georgine Heinz of Elgin, Ill.; 26 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Parkside Chapel Funeral Home of Hereford, was in charge of funeral arrangements.

THELMA CATHERINE EUBANK
Funeral services for Thelma Catherine Eubank, 97, of Sunray, will be held Monday, Nov, 6, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the Sunray church of Christ in Sunray. Jim York, minister of the Stinnett church of Christ will officiate.
Burial will be in Lane Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Eubank died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.
Born April 17, 1909, in a dugout in Hansford County, to Andrew G. and Laura C. (Barnes) Browder, she was married to Beebe Eubank from October 1923 to 1951.They farmed in Texas north of Sunray. In the 1930s they homesteaded 160 acres of land in New Mexico.
In 1951 Mrs. Eubank moved to Pontiac, Mich., where she attended business college. Upon the completion of her studies, she worked as a secretary for Motor Car Transport Co. for 10 years. She then decided to do mission work for the church of Christ.
In 1962, Mrs. Eubank went to Southeast Asia for 14 years as a missionary serving in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. When she returned to the states in 1976, she retired in Sunray. She was a member of the Sunray church of Christ where she taught a ladies class for many years. She worked as a “Grandmother Volunteer” for Sunray Elementary School in the program “VIPS” (Volunteers in Public Schools) where Mrs. Eubank read stories to students, and in turn, they read stories to her. She also worked with Meals on Wheels until her health prohibited her from working.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Laura Browder; three brothers, William Luther Browder, Andrew Wesley Browder, Roy Wood Browder; and one sister, Julia Helen Sparks; one daughter, Thelma Hazel McRae; two sons, Dudley Luther Eubank and Roy Wesley Eubank; a son-in-law, Joe Crenshaw, and two granddaughters, Jean Crenshaw and Shannon Eubank.
The family has requested memorials be made to High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S. Western, Amarillo, Tex. 79118.
The family will be at 707 Ave. R in Sunray.
Survivors include a son-in-law, Loye McRae, of Sunray; two daughters, Gwin and Paul Barnum of Sebring, Fla., and Betty Crenshaw of Sunray; a son, Andrew and Wilma Eubank of Canadian; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren, and 30 great-great-grandchildren.
Morrison Funeral Directors of Sunray are in charge of funeral arrangements.

GLENN GODFREY
Funeral services for Glenn Godfrey, 79, of Dumas, were held Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in the First Street Church of Christ. Art Lynch, minister, officiated.
Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Godfrey died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, in Dumas.
Born Jan. 24, 1927, in Granite, Okla., to John and Pauline Godfrey, he came to Dimmitt, as a child. On Jan. 4, 1947, he married Polly Young of Hereford. He lived in Castro County for 20 years. He loved the land and making things grow and spent most of his years in agriculture related work. Having farmed and ranched in Dimmitt, Eva, Okla., and Clayton, N. M., he moved to Dumas in 1986.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pauline Godfrey, and two sisters, Faye Bloom and Argie McDonald.
The family has requested memorials be made to the building fund, First Street Church of Christ, P. O. Box 1207, Dumas, Tex. 79029.
Survivors include his wife, Polly Godfrey, of the home; one son, Eddy and Linda Godfrey of Dumas; three daughters, Peggy and Danny Lane and Cathy Chandler, all of Dumas, and Judy and Ray Arias of Amarillo; one brother, Ted Godfrey, of Pecos; three sisters, Jo Wells, of Friona, Johnnie Self of Johnson City, Tenn., and Carolyn Harris of Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas was in charge of funeral arrangements.

LOIS I. BLEVINS
Funeral services for Lois I. Blevins, 80, of Dumas, will be held Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at 10 a.m. in the Church of t he Nazarene. The Rev. Steve Swanson, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Blevins died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, in Dumas.
Born Oct. 1, 1926, in Hoxie, Kan., to Clifford F. and Ruth Sealock Hartman, on Jan. 29, 1948, she married Clarence W. Blevins in Turlock, Calif. She had been a Dumas resident for 30 years.
In 1988 she was named Moore County Woman of the Year. She was a long-time member of the Friendship Extension Homemakers Club. Being an outstanding member since 1978, she participated in the art bazaar and the Moore County fair and school auction spring luncheon. She also provided transportation to and from Amarillo for cancer patients, delivered Meals on Wheels and was a foster parent and loving mother to many children.
She was a 30-year member of the Dumas Church of the Nazarene and was actively involved with teaching adult Sunday School and the Young at Heart group. She also was president of Nazarene Missions International. Her hobbies included ceramics, sewing and gardening.
The family will be at 201 W. 18th in Dumas and requests memorials be made to the Dumas Church of the Nazarene -- Nazarene Missions International, 402 S. Porter, Dumas, Tex. 79029 or Alzheimer’s Association, Panhandle Chapter, 2200 W. 7th, Amarillo, Tex. 79106.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence W. Blevins, of the home; one son, Les W. and Sandra Blevins of Dumas; one daughter, Luetta M. Bentley of Amarillo; two sisters, Pauline and John Handschy of Denver, Colo., and Mary Lou Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Gene and Margaret Hartman of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Larry and Margaret Hartman of Carthage, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Hartman of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Anita Hartman of Denver; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas is in charge of funeral arrangements.

JOYCE CRAIN
Funeral services for Joyce Crain, 70, of Dumas, were held Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in the First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Kevin Anderson, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Stratford, officiated. He was assisted by the Rev. Damon Akins, pastor of the local church.
Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Crain died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, in Amarillo.
Born Nov. 10, 1935, in Mangum, N. M., to Leo and Bertie Baumann, she married Willmer Crain on Feb. 2, 1952, in Borger. While there, she ran a snow cone truck until moving to Dumas in1968. She worked as a bookkeeper for Midwest Implements for 15 years and for the Channing School until she retired in May of 2001. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dumas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Bertie Baumann; her husband, Willmer Crain; her step-mother, Alice Baumann; one sister, Jo Newland, and a granddaughter, Tara Crain.
The family has requested memorials be made to Olivia’s Angels, P. O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79105.
Survivors include two sons, Terry and Cindy Crain of Holcomb, Kans, and David and Debbie Crain of Channing; one daughter, Karen and Carl Shelton of Amarillo; one sister, Kay and Mark Crawford of Dumas; one brother, Johnny and Nancy Baumann of Garland; nine grandchildren; three great-grandsons, many nieces and nephews, and many good and loving neighbors and a wonderful, loving church family.
Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas was in charge of funeral arrangements.

ALMA JEAN BURGESS PFAFF
Funeral services for Alma Jean Burgess Pfaff, 89, were held Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiated.
Burial and graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in Memorial Park Cemetery in Nowata, Okla. Speakers were Joe and Earl Sears.
Mrs. Pfaff died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in Dumas.
Born Aug. 5, 1917, in Nowata, to James Elmer and Bridget Ann (Biddy) Burgess, she grew up in the Nowata/Bartlesville area in Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, she married Jesse Herbert Pfaff. They lived in Shidler, Okla., and Pampa, as well as a number of years in Borger.
In 1961, after moving to Tulare, Calif., they purchased the “Pfaff Motel” and operated the business together until the death of her husband in 1974. She then moved to Bartlesville to care for her best friend, her mother.
In 2000, after her mother, died, she moved to Dumas, to be near her daughter and son-in-law.
She became a Christian in 1949 and was an active member of the First Baptist Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughters, Jeri Wright, Patricia Mostoufi, and Kathryn Milligan; a son, James “Herby” Dean Pfaff and a brother, Jack Burgess.
The family has requested memorials be made to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. Second, Dumas, Texas 79029.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy and Billy Roberts of Dumas; two brothers-in-law, Dr. Ken Pfaff of Cottonwood, Idaho and Dr. Robert Butter of Dewey, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas was in charge of funeral arrangements.
07-23-06

EULA DELORES THOMPSON
Graveside services for Eula Delores Thompson, 96, were held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in Memorial Park Cemetery of Dalhart. Rusty Hancock, pastor of the Lincoln Street Baptist Church officiated.
Mrs. Thompson died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in Dumas.
Born Oct. 5, 1910, in Mt. Calm, to Edmond B. and Vocia (Mitchell) Thompson, she was a long-time resident of Dalhart before moving to Dumas in March of 1996. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Thompson; four sons, Floyd Jr., Richard, Ray and Alvin “Jew” Thompson; three sisters, Cynthia Thompson, Bertha Mysell Thompson and Nelda Thompson; one brother, Edward Thompson and three grandchildren.
The family has requested memorials be made to Dumas Memorial Hospice, 209 Bliss, Dumas, Texas, 79029.
Survivors include a son, Curtis and Jackie Thompson of Walsenburg, Colo.; a daughter-in-law, Marty Thompson of Dumas; two sisters, Annie Hoffman of Waco and Bessie Lee Lambert of Pasadena; one brother, Bill Thompson of Merryville, La.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Horizon Funeral Home of Dalhart was in charge of funeral arrangements.

CHARLES R. “CHARLIE” FRY, JR.
Funeral services for Charles R. “Charlie” Fry, Jr., 73, of Dumas, will be held Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at 2 p.m. in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel in Dumas.
Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dumas.
Mr. Fry died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006.
Born July 23, 1933, in Stover, Mo., to Charles and Ellen Fry, Sr., he married Charon Maddox on July 1, 1978, in Loveland, Colo. He was former city commissioner of Dumas and a member of VFW, American Legion and the Elks. He had retired from Panhandle Eastern Pipeline as a superintendent.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m,. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.
The family has requested that memorials be made to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. 2nd Street, Dumas, Texas 79029 or Alzheimer’s Panhandle Chapter, 1400 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106.
Survivors include his wife, Charon Fry, of the home; sons, Charles William “Chuck” and Sandy Fry of Brighton, Colo., and Randall Dean “Randy” and Tammie Fry of Dumas; daughters, Penny Lou and Mike Hagel of Eckert, Colo., and LeeAnn Leslie and Rick Montgomery of Dalhart; a sister, Mary Ellen King of Seiling, Okla.; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Boxwell Brothers of Dumas was in charge of funeral arrangements.

ANNIE CLAIRE CRAIG
Funeral services for Annie Claire Craig, 97, of Sunray, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, in the Sunray Baptist Church. The Rev. Philip Hilton, pastor, will officiate. Assisting will be the Rev. Allan Cartrite, retired minister.
Burial will be in be in the Stratford Cemetery.
Mrs. Craig died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, in Sunray.
Mrs. Craig was born Feb. 1, 1909, in Ideal, to Leander Owen and Eliza Annie Paris Boney. On Oct. 21, 1925, she married James Burton Craig in Stinnett. She was a charter member of the Sunray Baptist Church since 1937 and was very active in the church. She taught Sunday School and was active in WMU, serving as a past president. She had been a Sunray resident since 1977.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Burton Craig, in December of 1961; a daughter, Twila Mae Wilson Nov. 26, 1996; one granddaughter, Nella Beth in December of 1969 and two daughters-in-law, Nell in 1999 and Bettie June Craig in 1998.
Survivors include two sons, James and Joyce Craig and Wood Craig, all of Sunray; a sister, Cora Stinson of Denton; one son-in-law, Wilbur Wilson of Skiatook, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and 37 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Wayland Baptist University at 1900 W. 7th, Plainview, TX 79072.
The family will be at 1006 Ave. R in Sunray.
Morrison Funeral Directors is in charge of funeral arrangements.

NELLIE DAVIS
Funeral services for Nellie Davis, 91, of Dumas, were held Saturday Oct. 14, 2006, in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel in Dumas. Brad Foster, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiated.
Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Davis died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, in Dumas.
Born May 17, 1915, in Hereford, she had lived in Dumas for over 75 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dumas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewel A “Fat” Davis in 1981.
The family has requested memorials be made to a favorite charity or the 1951 scholarship fund. The family will be at 123 Bailey.
Survivors are six children, Billie Jean Kirkland and John R. Arrington of Dumas, David and Shirley Kirkland of Abilene, Doug Kirkland of Houston, Joe and Roxie Kirkland of Amarillo, Georgie and David Denning of Rivera, and Lois and C. R. Stevenson of Clyde; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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