Claudean Evelyn White – February 20, 2017

White, Claudean Obit PicClaudean Evelyn White, 82, of Amarillo, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Vaughn Tatum officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Claudean was born June 23, 1934, in Lovington, New Mexico to Claude and Floy Tatum.  She grew up Lovington where she graduated high school and attended Draughons Business College in Amarillo.  Claudean was an administrator for AT&T for 18 and ½ years.

Claudean married R.T. White in 1963, in Amarillo and was happily married for 53 years.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for almost 60 years and a member of “Assets” supporting Muleskinners of the Shriners.  Claudean enjoyed arts and crafts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Terry Lynn White; and a cousin, Delores Tatum.

Survivors include her husband, R.T. White; two sons, Ronald and Tracy White; a stepson, Billy White and wife Vicky; a brother, Don Tatum and wife Jean; five grandchildren, Charles Ray White, Dillon Duane White, Ryan Thomas White, William Chase White and Jody Roco; four cousins, Vaughn Tatum, of Amarillo, Dorwell Tatum of Davenport, Iowa, Sharon Brown of Showlow, Arizona and Carroll Caudill of Roswell, New Mexico.

Jerry Paul Middleton – February 20, 2017

Middleton Obit PicJerry Paul Middleton, 86, of Amarillo, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Bob Crass officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jerry was born July 22, 1930, in Amarillo to Paul and Leila Cowen Middleton.  He continued ownership and operations of NP Middleton & Son Paint Company until retirement.  Jerry was a very active member of Khiva Shrine Temple.  He also had a passion for his family’s cabin and the Idlewild Community, NM.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha.

Survivors include his children, Teresa Griffin, and husband Gary and Miles Middleton and wife Kayla; a brother, Jimmy Middleton; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be to Idlewild Community; BSA Hospice of the Southwest, Khiva Temple.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of The Craig and BSA Hospice of the Southwest.

Hattie Mae Burk – February 19, 2017

Burk Obit PicHattie Mae Burk, 83, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.Burk Obit Pic 2

Private celebration of life services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mae was born to Lonnie Delbert Lile and Hattie Madeline Lile in Quail, Texas.  She married her beloved husband, Bobby Rae Burk Sr., on July 25, 1950, in Amarillo.

Mae was a treasured mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.  She was a kind and loving child of God who will be dearly missed by all of those fortunate to have known her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two daughters, Patricia Louise Cope and Roy Lyn Burk.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Rae Burk, Jr. of Spur and Howard Elliott Burk of Justin; a daughter, Dina Mae Martin of Amarillo; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers or cards, the family suggests memorials be made to High Plains Food Bank.

Donna Su Lunn Nix – February 18, 2017

Donna Su Lunn Nix, 81, of Amarillo, died Saturday, February 18, 2017.Nix Obit Photo

Services will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with the Reverend Corky Holland, First Baptist Church and Chaplain Jeff Messner, Bivins Pointe, officiating. Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Boulevard.

Donna was born June 16, 1935, in Wheeler, Texas, to Grady and Maye Lunn. Donna grew up in Canadian, Texas, and married Bill Nix, also of Canadian, in February 1955.  Donna and Bill moved to Amarillo to begin their careers.  Donna worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 43 years; her identical twin sister, Pat also worked for the telephone company.  Donna and Pat, as twins, were very close, lived across the street from each other and were never apart for more than three weeks until Pat’s death in 2008.  Donna was a member of the Southwestern Bell Pioneers and the First Baptist Church of Amarillo.  Donna often expressed her greatest achievements were working for the telephone company and helping care for her nephew and nieces.

In addition to her twin, Pat, Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Nix; sister, Wynell Moody; brother, Kem Lunn; and nephew, Brad Hutton.

Survivors include a sister Nachola Jeter, Amarillo; brother Phil Lunn (Jan), of Topeka, Ks; sister-in-law Jackie Lunn of Topeka, Ks; as well as several nieces, great nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 1208 S Tyler Street, Amarillo, TX 79101.

 

 

 

 

David “Troy” Skarke – February 17, 2017

David “Troy” Skarke, 51, of Claude, died Friday February 17, 2017. Skarke Obit Photo

Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday in St. Francis Catholic Church. Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Scott Raef celebrating.  Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Troy was born on February 3, 1966 in Canyon, Texas.   Troy graduated from Canyon High School in 1984. On May 31st, 1986, Troy married the love of his life, Joyce Ann Brorman of Vega. The two moved to Claude, where they farmed and ranched. He had a deep passion for his crops and with each new season, he strived to make a better crop with each new year. His occupation of farming became his love and hobby. He served on many agricultural boards including, U.S. Grains Council, Texas Sorghum Producers, Robinson Grain board of directors, and Milo Insulation. He was also active in his local community where he served as the president of the Claude ISD board of trustees for many years as well as serving on the Claude Clinic Medical board. Troy loved the Lord and was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church. But most of all, Tory was a devoted husband, father, son, poppy, and friend to so many.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Skarke and daughter Sidney Skarke.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce;  two daughters, Kendra and T.Jay Sherrill of Claude, and Tori and Carson Williams of Goldthwaite and one son, Seth Skarke of Canyon; three grandchildren, Harrison, Barrett and Finnley; his mother Shirley and Don Richardson of Amarillo; 3 sisters, Jackie and Charles Curl of Amarillo, Roxanne and Roger Schenk of Umbarger and Nicole and Danny Hicks of Umbarger; Two brothers, Shane Skarke of Bridgeport and Chris and Lana Skarke of Umbarger; parents in law, Tony and Dorothy Brorman of Vega; in laws, Steve and Regina Brorman of Dalhart, Diane and Bernie Wieck of Amarillo, Deborah and Eric Walterscheid of Amarillo, Jeff and Christy Brorman of Big Springs, David and Vicki Brorman of Vega, Roger and Mandi Brorman of Vega, Sandra and David Britten of Amarillo, and Keith and Toni Brorman of Vega; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Catholic Church, 5005 Kinkle Road, Amarillo, TX 79108.

 

 

Rowdy Eric Brakhage – February 16, 2017

Rowdy Eric Brakhage, 20, of Santa Fe, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.Brakhage Obit Photo

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Rowdy was born Oct. 16, 1996, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA to Scott and Christine Brakhage. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, TX and worked for Franklin Drilling.

Survivors include his father, Scotty Brakhage, of Amarillo; his mother, Christine Brakhage, of Santa Fe, Texas; three sisters, Amber Dowdy, of Groves, Ciara Parker, of Hanahan, SC and Amanda Ryan, of Santa Fe, Texas; two brothers, Jonathan Morrison of Lake Jackson and Keith McLaughlin of Santa Fe, Texas; his grandfather, William Gronberg, of Blaine, Minn.; and his grandmother, Mary Williams, of Indiana; and a long list of friends.

Lola Faye Allison – February 15, 2017

Lola Faye Allison, 82, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Allison Obit Photo

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lola was born January 26, 1935, in Whiteflat, Tx to Arthur and Lila Lynch. She worked as a financial officer in the banking industry for 56 years, starting at Amarillo National Bank, First National Bank and last, Bank of America, where she retired. She was a member of Westview Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Survivors include daughter, Rita Cornett and husband David, of St Charles, Missouri, a son, David Randy Allison and wife Nita of Amarillo, sister, Martha Woodard and husband Talmadge, 8 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

 

 

Terri Marcum Cook – February 15, 2017

Terri Marcum Cook, 53, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Cook Obit Pic

Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Grace Community Church with Asher Day officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Terri was born June 11, 1963, in Amarillo, Texas to Mary and Gary Marcum, Sr. She graduated from Tascosa High School.  Her passions included spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, vacationing at the beach, and having fun. Terri worked in the dentistry profession almost 25 years with her last position being with Dr. Lorra Lindsey at AOMS Pediatric Dentistry.  She was very meticulous with her job.    She was a member of Grace Community Church.

She married Robbie Lee Cook on February 14, 1985 in Red River, New Mexico.

Survivors include her husband Rob Cook of the home; daughter, Whitney Noble and husband Jason of Amarillo; two sons, Darin Cook and wife Joni of Houston and Justyn Cook of Amarillo; her mother, Mary Marcum of Amarillo; two brothers, Gary Marcum, Jr. and wife Sissy of Amarillo; and Steve Marcum and wife Ricki of Nashville, Tennessee; and thirteen grandchildren. Her grandchildren: Alex, Emma, CeCe, Devin, Nicholas, Blake, Leah, Sandra, Christian, Kyla, Mary, Jaydyn, and Kaitlyn.

The family suggests memorials to Grace Community Church, 4111 Plains Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106.

 

Webbie James “Boe” Nugent – February 14, 2017

Webbie James “Boe” Nugent, 63, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Nugent Obit PicFuneral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Boe was born Jan. 13, 1954, in Amarillo to W.F. and Bonnie Nugent.  He was retired from Union Carbide.

Survivors include a daughter, Tiffany “Hotrod”, of Amarillo; a sister, Aneta “Sis” Canada and husband Gary, of Amarillo; a brother, Mike Nugent and wife Paula of Amarillo; a brother, Wayne Nugent and wife Linda, of Amarillo; his soul mate, Teresa, of Amarillo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Darrell Rowell – February 16, 2017

Darrell Rowell, 86, of Dumas, died Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Boxwell Rowell Darrell obituary photoBrothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox, with Mark Dye officiating.  Burial will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Darrell was born on August 10, 1930 in Happy to James A. & Gertrude Rowell.  He graduated from Dumas High School in 1949 and later earned his bachelors degree.  He owned and operated Rowell Body Shop for over forty years.  He was a minister with the Church of Christ.  He had also worked as a realtor for Ad Rem for over fifteen years.  He was a past president of both the Dumas Rotary Club and the Dumas Jaycees.  He was a member of the 6th and Meredith Church of Christ.

He married Farris Blackshear on September 26, 1952 in Clayton, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Rowell.

He is survived by his wife, Farris Rowell of Dumas; two daughters, Risa Lusk and husband Chris of Dumas and Kelly Efurd and husband Kevin of San Antonio; a brother, Joe P. Rowell and wife Betty of Vernal, Utah; seven grandchildren, Anthony, Mark, Autumn, Monica, Morgan, Jason, and Zachary; and twenty-seven great grandchildren.

The family will received friends from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida, 33607.

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