Jim Penland – July 20, 2014

Penland Obit PicJim Penland, 73, of Dumas, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Jim was born on January 11, 1941, to Horace Penland and Eula Gant in Waynesville, NC and was also raised by his stepmother Wilma Elizabeth.  Jim was married on January 19, 1967 to Judy in Murphy, NC.  He was a telephone contractor/cable splicer.  He moved to Texas in 1969 and lived in Dumas since 1974.  Jim’s hobbies included fishing and hunting with his kids, riding his Harley with Judy, and he was also a beekeeper.  Jim was the director of the Amarillo H.O.G. Chapter in 1988.  He was a member of The Eagle’s Lodge of Dumas for 16 years and president for one year.  Jim was also on the board of Moore County Volunteers for many years.  He enjoyed helping other people.

Jim is survived by his wife Judy, of the home; three sons, Jack Penland and wife LeaAnn, T.J. Penland and wife Terasa, and Larry Dutcher and wife Val, all of Dumas.  Survived also by Jimmie Russell Penland, Sissy Blackburn, and Pam Barrett, all of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Cheyenne, Teagan, and Kylea of Dumas; three brothers, Garry Penland and wife Gail of Virginia, Dan Penland of NC, and Charles Penland of NC; three sisters, Gail Hager and husband David of NC, Ann Cole and husband Wayne of NC, and Jean Bagby and husband B.B. of Virginia; and many special friends.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Temple Baptist Church; pastor J McGaughy officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.  The family requests memorial donations be made to Temple Baptist Church Building Fund.

The family would like to graciously thank Memorial Hospice.

Geneva T. Sanchez – July 20, 2014

Sanchez Obit PicGeneva T. Sanchez, 89, of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Scott L. Raef and Msgr. Norbert Kuhler as celebrants.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Geneva was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Loveland, Colo. to Max and Guillermina Tenorio.  She was a homemaker who served her family her entire life.  She was a long time member of St. Laurence Catholic Church and most recently St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She married Orlando Sanchez on Aug. 22, 1943, in Canyon.

Survivors include her husband, Orlando Sanchez of Amarillo; three sons, David Sanchez, of Holmen, Wisconsin, Charlie Sanchez and wife Cherry, and Teddy Sanchez, all of Amarillo; a brother, Alex Tenorio of Amarillo; two sisters, Margaret Flores and Caela Escoto, both of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, Alysia, Melanie, Lauren, Michael, Amber, Autumn and Skylar; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Foundation, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79105; or to Alzheimer’s Association, 1400 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.

Jean Ellyson – July 20, 2014

Ellyson Obit PicJean Ellyson, 82, of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Jack Weebs, pastor of Highland Christian Church officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jean was born June 14, 1932, in Denison, to Edward and Ludie Cottrell.  She married Don Ellyson on Jan. 15, 1954, in Tulsa, Okla.  She worked as a dental assistant and was a member of Highland Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband Don Ellyson of Amarillo; two sons, Victor Ellyson and Mark Ellyson, both of Amarillo; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Marcus Lynn Evans – July 19, 2014

Evans Obit PicMarcus Lynn Evans, 50, of Amarillo, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Jose Gomez and Monsignor Rex Nicholl as celebrants.  Burial will be in Llano East Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Marcus was born Sept. 20, 1963, in Arlington to Ed and Ruby Evans.  He graduated from South Grand Prairie High School and A.C. Delco Technical School.  Formerly he worked for the Randall County Sheriff’s Office and as a technician at Greg Lair.  At the time of his death, Marcus was the terminal manager for eight years at the Hereford terminal for Lone Star Milk Transport.  He was a member of the Amarillo Slot Car Association; and was also a member of the Tri State Karting Association.  He met Sylvia Alonzo through his involvement in Make-a-Wish, and they were married on July 10, 2010.  Marcus was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife Sylvia Alonzo-Evans, of Amarillo; two daughters, Amber Evans and Amy Linquist and husband Kelly, all of Amarillo; his parents, Ed and Ruby Evans of Amarillo; a sister, Marie Kachiros and husband Pete of Amarillo; two brothers, James Evans and Rodney Evans, both of Amarillo; and his three grandchildren, Nehemiah and Zakariah Evans and Lilian Linquist, all of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Building Fund, 1210 SE 11th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79102.

Nancy Semmelbeck Lawlis – July 19, 2014

Nancy Semmelbeck Lawlis, 58, of Amarillo, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.Lawlis

 

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Llano Cemetery with Lowell Schmidt, pastor of South Georgia Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 

Mrs. Lawlis was born on June 3, 1956 in Harlingen, Texas to Betty and Bill Semmelbeck.  She was a very good childcare provider.   Mrs. Lawlis was a loving daughter, mother and doting grandmother with a great sense of humor.

 

She married Jerry Lawlis on December 10, 1999 in Amarillo.

 

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Lawlis, of the home; two daughters, Kelli Dowd of Fort Worth and Tabitha Lemarr of Amarillo; two sons, Kevin Dowd and Justin Lawlis, both of Amarillo; her parents, Bill and Betty Semmelbeck of Midland; a brother, Mark Semmelbeck and wife Roc’C of Houston; and a granddaughter, Shayla Lemarr.

 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

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James Micheal Laub – July 20, 2014

James Micheal Laub, 65, of Amarillo, died Sunday, July 20, 2014.Laub Obit Photo  (2)

 

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Llano East Cemetery with his niece, Angela Adams officiating.  Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 

Mr. Laub was born on June 25, 1949 in Okarche, Oklahoma to Ruby and Frank Laub, Sr.  He had worked as a millwright.  He was a member of the VFW and he had volunteered at the VA Hospital for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, George Laub.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Ciomperlik and husband Nathan of Amarillo; three brothers, Frank William Laub, Jr. of Amarillo; Charles David Laub and Phillip E. Laub both of Aransas, TX; three sisters Ruth Ann German of Dumas; Martha Rose Fox of Amarillo; and Alice Marie Gregory of Moscow, Kansas; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members, known as the “Laub Clan”.

 

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. today at the funeral home and suggests memorials to the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 26, P.O. Box 864, Amarillo, TX 79105.

 

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

 

Amelia Riojaz – July 18, 2014

Amelia Riojaz, 64, of Hereford, died in Amarillo on Friday, July 18, 2014.  Service of remembrance will be at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel,Riojaz obit photo2800 Paramount Blvd.  Celebration of Life Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Trinity Fellowship Church West Sanctuary with John Love officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

 

Amelia was born on January 30, 1950 in Marathon, Texas to Severiano and Maria Riojaz.  She was a homemaker who loved her family.  Amelia lived life full of joy and laughter.

 

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Crystal Silva; two sisters, Elena Baiza, Margaret Segura; and a brother, Manuel Riojaz.

 

She is survived by four sons, Esrael Silva and wife Becky of Hereford, Gilbert Silva and wife Ophelia of Amarillo, Nick Prieto Jr. and wife Monica of Amarillo, Dimas Beltran Jr. of Ft.Worth; a daughter, Amanda Snyder and husband Mark of Odessa; two brothers, Eliseo Riojaz of Port Arthur and Joe Luis Riojaz of Hereford; four sisters, Lidia Alvarez of Midland, Chonita Baiza of Ft. Stockton, Irene Rodriguez of Midland, Oralia Perez of Hereford; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

David Dyer Hardin – July 18, 2014

David Dyer Hardin, 65, died Friday July 18, 2014 in Amarillo.  Hardin Obit Photo

 

Memorial services will be at 5:00 p.m. Monday, in Crush Wine Bar, 701 S. Polk, with Joan Gaines, Chaplain of BSA, officiating.   Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 

David was born May 30, 1949 in Amarillo to W.K. and Maxine Hardin.  He was a lifelong resident of Clarendon TX where he farmed with his father.  He later installed satellite dishes with his friend Jimbo. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved history, nature and hunting arrowheads.  David was the caregiver for his parents during their last years.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Cheryl.

 

Survivors include son Shawn and wife Amy of Omaha, NE; daughters Andrea Douglas and husband Rory of Canyon and Renea Parks and husband Chad of Amarillo; three grandchildren Jacob, Gracie and Sarah Douglas; siblings Shauna Kidd of Austin, Brent Hardin of El Paso, and Kelli Mooring of Canyon.

 

Family would like to extend sincere appreciation to BSA Hospice staff for their loving care.

 

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

 

Dwayne Poteet – July 17, 2014

Poteet Obit PicDwayne Poteet, 67, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Hillside Christian Church West Campus chapel with Jim McKee and Mike Nuthman officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Dwayne was born Oct. 11, 1946, in Wellington to W.A. and Catherine Poteet.  He worked in sales in the men’s suit department at Dillards.  Before retiring he had been a very successful buyer and sales representative for many companies.  He had owned The Outlet and other various businesses in Amarillo.  Dwayne was a member of Hillside Christian Church.  He loved to golf and watch NASCAR.

Survivors include two sons, Chad Poteet and wife Sherilyn of Amarillo and Brad Poteet of San Antonio; a brother, James Poteet of Dallas; and four grandchildren, Tyler, Sierra, Caitlyn and Peyton.

Eddie Dean Gray – July 18, 2014

Gray Obit Pic EditedEddie Dean Gray, 66, of Amarillo, died Friday, July 18, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Westview Christian Church with Ron Kohler and Anthony Knowles officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Eddie was born on December 20, 1947 in Houston to Jack and Nellie Gray. He graduated from Caprock High School in 1967.  He had worked as a butcher at Harold’s Meat Market and was market manager at Furr’s and United.  He had also worked for Tex-Mex Ditchers.  Eddie retired from Pantex where he had worked as a security tech for many years.  He loved to hunt, coach youth baseball, fish, and golf.  He was very proud of his two hole in ones in one week.  He was a member of Westview Christian Church.

He married Linda Whitaker on June 5, 1982 in Amarillo.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Gray of Amarillo, daughter, Dana Westerby and husband Ken of Amarillo; three sons, Jackie Gray and wife Tammy of Amarillo, Cody Gray and wife Jennifer of Ft. Worth, Wesley Gray and wife Michelle of Guymon; a brother, Jack Gray and wife Barbara of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Trey, Morgan, Kaydence, Tate, and Tanner; and a great-grandchild, Kaidynce.

The family suggests memorials be to Westview Christian Church Building Fund:  6810 Hillside Rd, Amarillo, TX 79109.