Laquita Joy Crawford – August 12, 2017

Laquita Joy Crawford, 84, of Bushland, died Saturday, August 12, 2017

Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M, Wednesday, August 16, 2017, in Palo Duro Cemetery in Wildorado with Bob Miller officiating. Arrangements are by the Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2008 Paramount Blvd.

Laquita was born March 12, 1933, in Throckmorton to Luther and Mabel Cribbs.  She graduated from Wildorado High School in 1950.  Following graduation from Draughons Business School, she began her working career as a secretary.  But, her most important job was being a loving wife, mom and grandmother.  Laquita was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed making all kinds of things for her children and grandchildren.

On June 28, 1951, she married Marshall Paul Crawford.  They were married 65 years prior to his death on Dec. 11, 2016.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Monty Crawford; a daughter Marsha Campbell; a brother Martin Cribbs; and a sister Billie Pryor.

She is survived by two daughters, Terri Robinson and husband Kevin and Polly Cheyne and husband Dennis; six grandchildren, Bryan Sparks and wife Carrah, Bart Cheyne and wife Jennifer, Britten Buster and husband Chris, Keli Gillis and husband Lyle, Nicole McWatters and husband Andrew, and Zack Crawford; and 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Derl Cribbs and wife Mary of Amarillo, Don Cribbs and wife Lillian of Wildorado, and Ronnie Cribbs and wife Carol of Rhome, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Girken and husband Gene of Lees Summit, MO, Olivia Washburn of Calvert, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M – 7:00 P.M, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the funeral home.

David Lee Watson – August 13, 2017

David Lee Watson, 65, of Booker died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Washington Avenue Christian Church with Jim Shelburne officiating.   Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

David was born March 23, 1952, in Amarillo to Billy and Patricia Watson.  He was a meat cutter and market manager in the grocery business.

David was a member of Friends Church in Booker.

Survivors include his former wife, Penny Bates, of Amarillo; a son, Dustin Watson and wife Melanie, of Amarillo; a daughter, Tammy Ennis and husband David, of Norman, Okla; five grandchildren, Ashlyn Robinett and husband, Scotty, of Macomb, Okla., Hayden Ennis, of Ada, Okla. and Caylee Watson, Hunter Ennis and Chloé Watson, all of Amarillo; three great-grandchildren, Easton Robinett and Gracie Robinett, both of Macomb, Okla. and Kanon Taylor Ennis, of Newalla, Okla.; a sister, Jody Kile and husband, Jim, of Amarillo; a brother, Billy Ray Watson and wife Paulette, of Amarillo; two nieces, Christina Fergison and husband Keith, of Round Rock and Jamie Kile, of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; two nephews, Michael Watson and wife Ashley, of Dalhart and Christopher Watson, of Amarillo; dearly loved cousins; and a special friend and caregiver, Donna Reyes.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Second Chance Foundation, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106; or to National MS Society, 8111 N. Stadium Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054.

Kyle Kuehne-Linn – August 10, 2017

Kyle Kuehne-Linn, 31, of Amarillo, died Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Graveside Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Kyle was born April 14, 1986, in Amarillo to Pam and James “Jim” Kuehne. Kyle was a part of the Amarillo Boy Choir (Amarillo Youth Choirs). He graduated from Randall High School in 2005. After graduating from High School, he then worked Retail management at Wal-Mart.

Kyle had a love for music and found great joy in singing, both locally and abroad in the 6 years  he was a member of the Amarillo Boy Choir.

On October 31, 2015, Kyle married John Linn.

Kyle will be laid to rest joyfully alongside his father, Jim, who preceded him in death.

Survived by mother, Pam Wilson Kuehne; husband John Linn; three sisters Kim Haney, Kristin Bonner, Kelly Dompe; three nieces, Stephanie Carrillo, Sabree Ramos, Payden Land; five nephews, Joey James, Zachree Bonner, Jaetin Bonner, Joshua James, Mayson Dompe; and many cousins throughout Texas.


India Chaney Jarnagin – August 10, 2017

India Chaney Jarnagin, 94, of Amarillo passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79109.

India was born July 1, 1923 in Jones Station, Maryland to Mary Elizabeth and Harry C. Chaney. She graduated from Annapolis High School and then served in the Coast Guard for three years during World War II.

India married Roy Barton Jarnagin in Annapolis, Maryland on May 17, 1947. He served in the United States Navy for 33 years before retiring as a Commander in 1966. His career in the Navy allowed them to live in many places where she enjoyed being a homemaker. In 1973 they moved to the Texas panhandle, where India resided for 44 years. In her later years, she loved crocheting and knitting items to give as gifts, reading and working on puzzles.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brother Arthur Chaney; and her sisters, Hannah Prince, Dorothy Berry, Catheryn Slater, Ruth Chaney and Helen Gardner.

Survivors include her sons, Roy Jarnagin and wife Martha of Amarillo, Texas and John Jarnagin of Key Largo, Florida; her beloved grandchildren, Ben Jarnagin and wife Amanda of Amarillo, Texas, Braden Jarnagin Spalding and husband Adam of Houston, Texas, Troy Jarnagin of Denton, Texas, Summer Jarnagin Moses and husband Dan of Frederick, Maryland and Bart Jarnagin of Key Largo, Florida; four great-grandchildren she adored, Kyndall, India, Maitland and Campbell; along with many nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the nurses and aides at Ware Living Center and the nurses at BSA Hospice of the Southwest.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in India’s name to a favorite charity.


Ricky Joe Follis – August 10, 2017

Ricky Joe Follis, 60, of Amarillo died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ricky was born Jan. 16, 1957, in Plainview to Joe Clark Follis and Barbara Jean Tyree.  On April 15, 1972, Ricky and Donna Kay Faust were married.  She preceded him in death on March 15, 2008.

Survivors include two daughters, Jodie Hoagland and husband Lonnie, of Canyon and Katie Anderson and husband Tim, of Amarillo; and five grandchildren, Nathan, Luke, Jace, Taylor and Maddie.

Maxye J. Daniel – August 11, 2017

Maxye J. Daniel, 92, of Amarillo died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Clay Brown officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Maxye was born Sept. 2, 1924, in McCaulley to Jess and Ova Ina McClarney.  As part of a farming family, she moved to Eastland when she was two.  The family relocated to Amherst when she was a sophomore and she graduated high school in 1943.  Maxye attended Texas Tech and graduated with a degree in applied arts, custom design.

Maxye married Lawrence D. Daniel on Dec. 17, 1946 in Amherst.  They moved to Amarillo in 1957 where she went to work at Sears as an interior decorator and later at Suzanne’s for many years.

She was active in the Panhandle Geological Women’s Auxiliary and loved to play a lot of Bridge.  Maxye was a Master Gardener and a member of the Herb Society and Botanical Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence D. Daniel; and two granddaughters, Brittainy and Melanie Daniel.

Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Daniel McElroy and husband Robert; two sons, David Daniel and wife Katie and Lawrence G. Daniel and wife Gay; eight grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Robin, Shiloh, Jake, Alex, Beka and Erin; several great-grandchildren; two nieces, Jennifer Gunn and husband Bruce and Janis DeLara; a nephew, John McCrory and wife Marilyn; and her furbabies, Maggie and Max.

The family suggests memorials to Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX 79106; or to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2525 Wimberly Rd, Amarillo, TX 79109.

George Allen Whittenburg, II – August 7, 2017

George Allen Whittenburg, II, 73, of Amarillo, died Monday, August 7, 2017.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo with the Rev. Dr. Howard Griffin, pastor and the Rev. Dr. Murray Gossett, associate pastor, officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Whittenburg was born March 20, 1944, to Roy Robert Whittenburg and Grace Evelyn McKee Whittenburg.  He received his BBA with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1965 and his JD with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1968.  He married his beloved, Ann Boxwell Bynum Whittenburg, on July 23, 1965, and together they have nine children and 26 grandchildren.

He co-founded a law firm with his brother, Louis Palma McKee “Mack” Whittenburg, and practiced law for nearly 49 years.  He gained widespread recognition in the legal community for several high-profile cases, his service on the American Law Institute’s governing Council and for his ability to solve novel problems using his extensive legal experience.  Texas Monthly aptly described him in a 1996 cover story: “In person, George has a congenial personality, but during a lawsuit, he is a pit bull.”

Survivors include his wife, Ann Boxwell Bynum Whittenburg; nine children and 26 grandchildren—Viviann Grace Whittenburg Lawson and husband David (Hope and Luke), Robert Roy Whittenburg and wife Cheree (Austin, Seth and Parker), James Smith Bynum Whittenburg and wife Julie (Rachael, Rebecca and George), Christi Ann Whittenburg Patrick and husband Jason (George, Vivian and James), Joseph William Whittenburg (Gus and Boone), Benjamin Burkhart Whittenburg and wife Amber (Brad, Abby, Landon and Gracie), Angela Kate Whittenburg Wang and husband Peter (Wyatt, Alexandra and Owen), Jacob McKee Whittenburg (Kate and Jack) and Abby Whittenburg Finch and husband Patrick (Samuel, Angie, Autumn and Ava); and six siblings—Grace Evelyn Coltrin, Jewel Anne Johnston, Louis Palma McKee Whittenburg, John Burkhart Whittenburg, Mary Lois Rowley and Roy Robert Whittenburg, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017, at the funeral home.

Esperance Munyura – August 4, 2017

Esperance Munyura, 18, of Amarillo, died Friday, August 4, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Antoine Nkurunziza of Good News Preaching Church officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Esperance was born on January 1, 1999 in Congo, Kinshasa to Nyakaboba and Samuson Semuteto.  She was a student at Tascosa High School.   She was a member of Good News Ministries where she sang in the choir and was a leader on the Drama Team.

She is survived by her parents, Samson and Leonie, of the home; two brothers, Claude Mutebutsi and Bienvenue Bizimana; four sisters, Aimee Nyagiciro, Denise Nambanguka, Angelique Milka Irakoze, and Gloria Uwimana; and one nephew.


Lee Banks – August 4, 2017

Lee Banks, 62, of Amarillo, died Friday, August 4, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Church with Bill Gehm, pastor officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lee was born on July 16, 1955 in Amarillo, Texas to Bobby and Esther Banks. Lee graduated from Tascosa High School in 1973.  He played the saxophone in the band and went to Amarillo College and graduated from WTAMU.

He met his wife and soul mate Carla and they married October 3, 1975. Lee and Carla had two children, Jean Marie Banks and Karlton Lee Banks. He was a locksmith and had his own shop, Banks Lock Shop.  He then worked at West Texas A&M University as the Lock Shop manager.

Lee loved his family and friends and his faith in Jesus Christ never faltered. He enjoyed riding his Harley, loved his dog, Titus, and cooking for family and friends.

Lee was a founding member of Grace Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Lee is survived by his wife, Carla, of the home; two children, Jean Marie Banks and Karlton Banks and wife Melissa; a granddaughter, Laynlee Scout Banks, a sister, Evonne House; two nephews; one great-nephew; his parents-in-law, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, aunts and extended family, all of Amarillo.

Viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.



Thomas Joseph Sweeney, Jr. – August 4, 2017

Thomas Joseph Sweeney, Jr., 79, of Amarillo died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

Tom passed away peacefully at home August 4, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, New York to Mary and Thomas Sweeney and resided there until he joined the United States Air Force.  Once he moved to Amarillo, he married Ellen Ruth Clark on Aug. 4, 1956.  He joined the Plumber and Pipefitters Union where he eventually became Union President.  Later in life, he co-owned and operated several bars in Amarillo.  This brought him much enjoyment.  He was always telling jokes and outrageous stories.  He was the life of the party and you could always count on him for a quick-witted one-liner.

His greatest joy in life was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He always looked forward to their visits and playing chess, cribbage and watching Jeopardy.

He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Ellen “Ruth” Sweeney on Dec. 25, 2014; and a son-in-law, C.E. “Smokey” Tidwell.

Survivors include his children, Diane “Pat” Sweeney, Roger Sweeney, Frances Tidwell and partner, Ben, Barbara Sweeney, Vicki Lusk and husband Shawn, Terri Sweeney and Tim Sweeney; his grandchildren, Rachel Luscombe and husband Josh, Marcus Lusk, Michael Lusk, Christina Ufford and husband Adam, Alyce Weber and husband Phillip, Amanda Carroll and husband Jordan; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Per his request, there will be no services. Family will host a private event at a later date.

“I faced it all and I stood tall and I did it my way.”