Paulette Tucker – October 29, 2014

Tucker Obit PicPaulette Tucker, 67, formerly of Vega, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega, with Johnny Snider of Travis Baptist Church in Memphis officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Vega, 110 Main.

Paulette was born June 30, 1947, in Wichita Falls to Marvin and Charline Wood.  She was a loving wife and mom.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Tucker, on May 23, 2014; and a brother, Jackson Wood.

Survivors include two sons, Cape Tucker and wife Teresa Ann of Ogden, Utah and Corey Tucker and wife Mary Lee of Newlin; six brothers, Charles “Andy” Wood of Greenville, Terri Ross Wood and Perry Lynn Wood both of Pittsburg, Gerry Wood of PA, Alvis Wood of Lawton, Okla. and Bob Wood of Fort Worth; a sister, Mary Ann Wood of WV; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at the funeral home in Amarillo and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the cemetery in Vega.

Julia Tatum Bridger Cox – October 27, 2014

Cox, Julia Obit PicJulia Tatum Bridger Cox, 90, of Amarillo, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

Services are private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Julia Tatum Bridger Cox was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Bladenboro, North Carolina to Joseph Love and Julia Margaret Tatum Bridger.  She had one sister, Josephine Love Bridger.  She attended preparatory school at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC and graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC with a double major in English and Voice.  She then attended Katherine Gibbs, New York, NY, to develop secretarial skills and watch the New York Yankees play.  She married Robert Lewis Cox, an officer in the United States Army Air Force, on Oct. 23, 1948.

Julia was a loving, dedicated, and supportive mother who genuinely sought to bring out the best in her family.  She had a most wonderful sense of humor, shared by her husband and passed on to her children.  She had great appreciation for beauty; a sunset, music, art, and literature, wherever it is to be found.  Our mother was non-judgmental, saw the best in all circumstances, and taught us, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, to always look for the best in people and situations.

Her loving husband preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 2011.

Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Cox, Jr. and wife Gay of Edmond, Okla. and G. Bridger Cox and wife Janice of Ardmore, Okla.; daughters, Julia C. Fletcher and husband David of Austin and Susie C. Lokey and husband Dan of Amarillo; grandchildren, Adam R. Cox and wife Melanie of Missouri City, Christopher L. Cox and wife Kerry of New York, NY, Edward Tatum Hankins and wife Olive of Corpus Christi, Julia L. Hankins of Austin, J. Bridger Cox of Oklahoma City, Okla., Courtney C. Davidson and husband Guy of Savannah, GA, Yeatts Lokey, Jr. of Amarillo, Bonnie L. Oltean and husband Shane of Grand Island, NE, Taylor Henschel of Oklahoma City, and Sam Henschel of Stillwater, Okla.; and two great-grandchildren, Cora and Duncan Cox of Missouri City.

She will be missed in all our hearts and thoughts, but we find solace in knowing she has joined her loving husband, parents, and sister in Our Father’s Home.

We appreciate the thoughts and prayers of our family and friends and request that any memorials be sent to the American Heart Association or the BSA (Baptist St. Anthony’s) Hospice in Amarillo.

 

Bertha Celaya – October 28, 2014

Celaya Obit PicBertha Celaya, 65, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Prayer services will be at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Iglesia Bautista Fuente Viva, 2709 S. Manhattan St. with the Rev. Fredy Pavez, pastor, officiating.   Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bertha was born June 19, 1949, in Ballinger.  She graduated from West Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in education.  Bertha worked for Hereford Independent School District and Amarillo Independent School District until she retired in 2004, after 30 years of service.

Bertha married the love of her life, Savas Celaya on Oct. 29, 1966.  They celebrated 38 years of marriage together.  He preceded her in death in December 2004.

Bertha loved the outdoors and camping.  She was a member of IBFV.

Survivors include a son, Steve Celaya and Randi Belflower of Amarillo; a daughter, Melissa and Efrain Ramos of Lubbock; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene and Thomas Delgado and Carol and Herb Morales, all of Amarillo; three brothers, Charlie and Mary Ann Arellano of Amarillo, Gilbert and Janice Arellano and David and Linda Arellano, all of Hereford; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dell Flippo – October 26, 2014

Flippo ObitDell Flippo, 96, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Arden Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Bigham officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dell was born Jan. 15, 1918, in Lakeview.  She graduated from Estelline High School.  Dell later moved to Amarillo where she began her career in the medical field with Dr. Cradit and Dr. Vick.  She later worked for Dr. Maurice and Earl Mann, retiring after 32 years of service.

Dell married the love of her life, Rayburn Flippo on Dec. 24, 1944.  They celebrated 62 years of marriage together.  He preceded her in death in May 2006.

Dell loved the outdoors and early on, any chance she had, she loved to go fishing.  After retirement, she enjoyed taking her grandsons fishing and enjoying the outdoors.  She taught Sunday school classes for more than 50 years and her God and family always came first.  She was a member of Arden Road Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Danny Flippo and wife Sharon of Amarillo; two grandsons, Dustin Flippo and wife Ashley of Amarillo and Devin Flippo and wife Jalee of Fort Worth; two great-granddaughters, Elliette Flippo and Chloe Flippo; and a sister Daphna Anderson of Amarillo.

Special thanks to the caregivers from Hillside Heights and Hospice Care of the Southwest for their loving care during her illness.

The family suggests memorials be made to Arden Road Baptist Church, 6701 Arden Rd., Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Dennis McAdams – October 25, 2014

McAdams Obit PicDennis McAdams, 65, of Amarillo died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dennis was born May 31, 1949, in McKinney to Floyd and Beatrice McAdams. He was a musician and loved to play the drums.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy VanVeen of Colleyville and Breeann Thompson of Pittsburgh; a son, Casey McAdams of Amarillo; a brother, Bill McAdams of Lubbock; his companion, Charlotte Lemaster of Amarillo; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

Radine Abbott – October 25, 2014

Radine Abbott, 91, of Amarillo died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Jim Price officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Radine was born May 19, 1923, in Wichita Falls to Allen Buchanan Stone and Dorothy Rhea Stone. She married Carl Abbott on Sept. 22, 1945, in Canyon. She was a loving and caring mom to her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; three brothers, A.B. Stone, Rhea Stone and Ferrel Stone; and a sister, Bea Lamar.

Survivors include her children, Sheila Barfield and husband Jimmy and Tony Abbott and wife Rhonda, all of Amarillo, and James Abbott and wife Rita of Berryville, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Derek Barfield and wife Kathy of Tallahassee, Fla., Amanda Webb and husband Michael of Suffolk, UK, Ty Barfield of Amarillo, Christy Young and husband Kurt of Fayetteville, Ark., Laura Jenkins and husband Michael, Emily Abbott and Austin Abbott, all of Canyon; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Bette Stone; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to a local charity of choice.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the funeral home.

Burline Annette Selman – October 23, 2014

Selman Obit PicBurline Annette Selman, 91, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at First Baptist Church chapel with Rev. Corky Holland officiating.  Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Burline Annette Selman was born Oct. 24, 1922, in Lampasas, Texas, to William B. and Pauline Seale.  She married J.V. Selman on Aug. 22, 1942, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Amarillo where she served as a Bible teacher and served on many church committees.  Burline and J.V. were volunteer missionaries through their church including the foreign and home mission agencies.  They also served as short term missionaries in 57 overseas projects and many home mission projects.

She and her husband operated a floral business in Amarillo for twenty years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.B. and Pauline Seale, a sister, Maurine Seale, and brother, Tom Seale.

Survivors include her son, Mike Selman of Garland, Texas; two granddaughters, Ginger Zeravica, and Melanie Carron, both of the Dallas area; four great-grandchildren; a sister and two brothers, Maurice Smith, Richard Seale and Ray Seale, all from the Temple, Texas area, and 9 nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the funeral home.

Billy Acton – October 22, 2014

Acton, Bill Obit PicBilly Acton, 82, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Military rites are by VFW Post #430.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Billy was born November 5, 1931, in Hunter, Arkansas to Birtis Acton and Rachel Reneau.  He married Kathryn Mae Davis on Oct. 17, 1951.  After graduating from Amarillo High School, Billy joined the Marine Corps in February 1949. He served during the Korean Conflict War and Peacetime. He was wounded in action and received three Purple Hearts and the Korean Service Medal. He faithfully and honorably retired from the Marine Corps in January 1955. Sergeant Acton was a proud member of the VFW Post 4818 and served as Post Commander for 2 years. Billy and Kathy loved being around their children, teaching them to dance, play sports and win at poker. Most of all they taught their family the value of family togetherness – to love and rely on each other and create good times.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Acton and son, Billy Acton, Jr.

Survivors include his children, Lorraine “Tootie” and Jim Sandoval of Hereford, Barry Acton of Amarillo, Cindy Acton and Kim Judd, both of Lubbock; his grandchildren,  BD Acton Ware, Lizzie and Bryan Mason, Kara Daniel, Blake Acton, Brody Acton, and Marlar John Acton, all of Amarillo, and Chad Sandoval of Jonesboro, Ark.; his great-grandchildren, Bryson Ware,  Payton Ware,  Gabrielle Mason,  Caroline Mason,  Faith Underwood,  Brayden Daniel, and Corie Acton, all of Amarillo.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to WTAMU for the Greater Texas Foundation-Kathryn Davis Acton, RN Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship. Billy was often cared for by his wife and supported the establishment of a scholarship in 2008, to honor Kathryn Davis Acton’s dedication to him as well as the nursing profession.

Make donations in the name of: The Greater Texas Foundation-Kathryn Davis Acton, RN Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship Department of Nursing, WTAMU Foundation, West Texas A&M University, P.O. Box 60766 Canyon, Texas 79016 or call Faith Hoelscher 806-651-2645.

Samuel (Sam) Boyd Stewart – October 22, 2014

Stewart Obit PicSamuel (Sam) Boyd Stewart, 80, of Claude died on October 22, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 10 AM, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Claude with Andy Dietz officiating.  Masonic rites are by Claude Lodge 719.  Burial will follow at the Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sam was born on September 28, 1934 in Claude to Charles and Estelle Stewart.  Sam enlisted in the United States Navy at age 17 and served his country as a radarman in the South Pacific and Asia during the Korean War.  Sam was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Japanese Occupation Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.  In addition, Sam was awarded the Korean War Service Medal by the Republic of Korea.

Following an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Sam attended Eastern New Mexico University on the GI Bill and received a degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, in 1959.  While in college, Sam met Joanne Atkinson and they were married on July 25, 1959.  Sam was an insurance agent and a partner in Stewart Insurance in Claude until his retirement in 1995.

Sam was an active civic leader who remained devoted to community service throughout his lifetime.  He served as an officer, director or volunteer with many organizations including: the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum; the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission; the First National Bank of Claude, which is now Citizens Bank, serving as Chairman of the Board from 1981 to 1998; the Claude Fire Department, serving as Fire Chief from 1971 to 1985; the City of Claude Volunteer Ambulance Service; the Claude Cemetery Association; the American Legion, Harold Gist Post #344; and the Claude Lion’s Club.  Sam was instrumental in providing health care services to residents of rural communities as one of the organizers of the Armstrong County Medical Center, which is now known as the Claude Family Medical Clinic, and Sam volunteered with that organization from 1965 until his death.  Sam was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Claude and served the Church in various capacities including as a Deacon and as Treasurer.  Sam was a member of Claude Lodge 719, AF&AM Masonic Lodge, for over 50 years, was a Past Master and was honored to receive the Golden Trowel Award twice.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Wallace Stewart.  Sam is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Joanne Stewart of Claude; a daughter, Amy Stewart Sanders and her husband Gary of Amarillo; a son, William Joseph Stewart and his wife Amy of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Kimberly Stewart, Brogan Stewart, Caitlyn Sprous and Collin Sprous; a brother, Norman Stewart and his wife Susan; a sister, Nancy Stoddard and her husband Don; three nieces, Vivian Shirley, Kathy Arthurs and Jennifer Garner, and a nephew; Eric Stewart.

The family offers special gratitude and appreciation to the following persons for the care they provided to Sam:  Janet Bilyeu, RN, FNP and the staff at the Claude Family Medical Clinic; Joel Osborn, M.D.; Rush Snyder, M.D.; Mike Campbell; the nurses and staff of Accolade Home Care and Hospice; and the physicians and staff at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Claude Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 231, Claude, Texas 79019, or to the Claude Fire Department, 115 Trice Street, Claude, Texas  79019.

Viewing will be from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Thursday, Oct. 23, at Boxwell Brothers in Amarillo.  Viewing will also be from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  with the family receiving friends from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the Boxwell Brothers Claude Chapel, 200 Parks.

Claud Marland Hollingsworth – October 21, 2014

Hollingsworth Obit PicClaud Marland Hollingsworth, 79, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at The Church at Quail Creek, 801Tascosa Road with Dale Moreland officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Claud was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Delhi, Okla., to Bobbie and Vera Hollingsworth. He attended schools in Hollis, Okla., excelling in football, baseball and basketball, graduating in 1954.  Claud met and married the love of his life, Karen Gallop, in 1955.  They moved to Amarillo in 1956, where he began his 40-year career at Southwestern Public service as Foreman in the Line Department.  He enjoyed many hobbies including Dirt Track Racing, flying airplanes, fishing, traveling, motorcycles, tennis and spending time with his family.  He was a master mechanic and loved working on cars.

Claud was loved dearly by his family where he was known as “Pop”.

Survivors include his wife Karen; children,  Randy Hollingsworth, Jana Leach and husband Mark, Dana Alexander and husband Bob, Marla Owens and husband Monty; grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Clint, Chris, Ashlee, Chase, Kris and Coby; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Finn, Logan, Colten, Parker and Sadie.