Marty Sue Molone – November 24, 2014


Marty Sue Molone, 76, of Amarillo, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Molone Obit PicGraveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Llano Cemetery.  Memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m., in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Ronnie Nemoede, of Village Park Church, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. 

Maurita Day Molone was born September 11, 1938 in Amarillo to James Sparlin and Velma Hudspeth Day.  She attended Dalhart high school.  On July 8, 1956, Marty married the love of her life, Arthur William Molone in Garland, Texas.  To this union, 3 children were born; Debbie Denise, Arthur Don and Douglas Keith.

Marty worked several jobs throughout her life from secretarial to cooking at Highland Park School cafeteria. Marty loved God, her family and cooking with all her heart.  She was a compassionate friend and always brought joy to others.

Marty was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Sonny and Lyman and 1 great granddaughter, Hannah Grace.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur William Molone; daughter Debbie Hernandez of Amarillo; sons, Arthur Don Molone and wife Linda of Woodward, Okla. and Douglas Keith Molone and wife Jodi of Indianola, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous family members.

 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to assist patients at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice, in care of Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Foundation, 1600 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106; Village Park Church, 13000 Golden Drive, Amarillo, TX 79111; or Citychurch, 205 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101.

 The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the funeral home.


Sidney Harold Thompson – November 20, 2014

Thompson, S. obit photoSidney Harold Thompson, 87, of Amarillo, died Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Services will be on Monday, December 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at St. Stephen Methodist Church with Dr. Jim Smith officiating. Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

 Sidney was born March 13, 1927 in Quanah, Texas to Bert Thompson and Margaret (Jeffie) Rodgers Thompson.

Sidney graduated from Quanah High School. He briefly attended Texas A & M before joining the Navy in 1944 to fight in the Pacific aboard a mine sweeper during World War 2. After the war, he attended Texas Tech in Lubbock where he met Marian E. McGlaun of Tulia. They were married on September 11, 1948 in Tulia. After graduating from Texas Tech, they lived in Dumas before moving to Amarillo in 1952.

Sidney worked at many sales jobs before becoming a teacher at Tascosa High School where he taught for 5 years. In later life, he ran his own businesses including apartments, farming, and ranching. He was a member of the Apartment Association of the Panhandle and served as president for two years. He was active in the cattle ranching until his passing.

He is survived by two sons; Hal and wife Carol of Phoenix, Arizona; Jeff and wife Elizabeth of Amarillo; five grandchildren Leah, Katherine, Aaron, Erika, and Zach; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Terry McLemore – November 23, 2014

McLemore Obit PicTerry McLemore, 62, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Washington Ave. Christian Church with Lennie McCay, pastor of Discipleship Ministries, officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Terry was born June 14, 1952, in Shamrock to Ray and Joyce McLemore.  He married Phyllis Tonguet on June 26, 1970, in Shamrock.  Terry worked for AFLAC for the past twenty years.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis McLemore, of Amarillo; two daughters, Amber Baker and husband Derek and Heather Malone and husband Robbie, all of Amarillo; two sisters, Tonjia Mallory and husband Danny of Weatherford, Okla. and Sarah Adams, child of his heart, of Amarillo; and six grandchildren, Kaleb and Madi Baker and Kaid and Brie Malone, and Sagan and Harper Adams.  He is also survived by special friends, John Denton and Jerry Baker, his AFLAC family, and host of other friends and extended family.

The family suggests memorials be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, 1577 NE Expressway, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Katherine Louise Banks – November 21, 2014

Katherine Louise Banks, 91, of Amarillo, died Friday, November 21, 2014.Banks Obit Photo

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church  Chapel with Reverend Reed Redus, Associate Pastor, officiating.  Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Katherine was born September 15, 1923 in Enid, Oklahoma to Charles and Margaret Brooks.  She graduated from Wichita Falls High School.

Katherine worked for Sears for a number of years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

She married John L. Banks in 1943 and they were married 55-1/2 years at the time of his death in 1998.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; two brothers, Charles Brooks, Jr. and Ed Brooks; one sister, Mary Felty; and her son, Dr. John L. Banks, Jr.

Katherine is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Banks, of Amarillo; a sister, Beverly Rountree of Waller, Texas; two grandchildren, Dr. Steve Banks and wife Melissa, and Dr. Leslie Sciumbato and husband, Audie, all of Amarillo; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Madisen Banks, also of Amarillo; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials are to be to First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler, Amarillo, Texas 79101 or Meals on Wheels, 219 W. Seventh Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101.

Shirley Hancock – November 20, 2014

Shirley Hancock, age 72, passed away with great peacefulness and courage on Thursday evening, November 20, 2014, at Hospice Care of the Southwest in Amarillo, TX Hancock Obit Picsurrounded by her family.  Shirley, the youngest of six siblings, was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico on January 22, 1942, to Beulah and W.C. Carter on her eldest sister’s tenth birthday.  Shirley graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1960.

In her early adult years, Shirley graduated from Draughon’s Business College in Amarillo, TX, then worked at Merrill Lynch before moving to Baltimore, MD.  Shirley returned to Tucumcari in 1971, and soon after married A.W. Hancock in 1972.  Shirley spent the next 30 years of her career at the Pow Wow Inn where she served in several roles from bookkeeper to general manager.  In 2002, Shirley retired from full time employment to join the team at Del’s Restaurant on a part time basis.  She adored her colleagues at Del’s and always looked forward to regular visits with the Tucumcari clientele.  Shirley’s favorite pastime included playing slot machines, whether it be on trips to casinos with her friends and family, or with her many friends at the local Elks’ Lodge.  Above all, she loved to laugh.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, A.W. Hancock in 2010, her parents,  Willie C. and Beulah Carter, and her sister, Betty Ann Yocom.

Shirley is survived by her children Sean Brinsfield, Robin Clark and husband Dan Clark, W.A. Hancock, her granddaughter, Shelby Clark, her siblings, W.C. Carter and wife Esther, Anita Drake, Jean Carr and husband C.L., Charles Carter, sister-in-law, Marilyne Hancock Caton and husband Charles, sister-in-law, Ila Beth Hancock, and many nieces and nephews.  Shirley will be deeply missed by her family and her beloved friends.

A commemoration of her life will be held on Saturday, January, 24, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at the Tucumcari Convention Center.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in her name be made to Crown of Texas Hospice Foundation for Hospice Care of the Southwest, 6600 Killgore Dr., Ste. 110, Amarillo, TX  79106 or online@

Monte Allen Matheson – November 19, 2014

Monte Allen Matheson, 58, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Monte was born in Great Bend, Kansas in 1956, to J.B. and Wanda Matheson.  He lived in Perryton for 32 years where he graduated from Perryton High School in 1974.  He owned M&M Quality Roofing for 25 years.

Monte loved to fish.  He had several very close friends and was known to many as a gentle giant.  Monte touched the hearts of all who knew him and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, J.B. Matheson.

Survivors include his mother, Wanda Matheson; a sister, Debbie Matheson Ellis of Tulsa; his niece, Holly and husband Damian Zapata; a great-nephew, Jianni Zapata; an aunt, Helen Allard of Edmond, Okla.; and 25 wonderful cousins.

Margie Ruth Pinkerton – November 18, 2014

Pinkerton Obit PicMargie Ruth Pinkerton, 86, of Amarillo, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Brian Mashburn, minister of Southwest Church of Christ.  Burial will be at noon, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ft. McPherson National Park in Maxwell, Nebraska.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Margie was born July 23, 1928, in Damascus, Arkansas to Leander and Eula Mae Clark.  She was a member of Southwest Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Pinkerton; and five sons, Michael Pinkerton, Kenneth Pinkerton, Alan Pinkerton, Jay Pinkerton and Roger Pinkerton.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Pinkerton (Peggy) of Laguna Niguel, California and Gene Pinkerton Jr. of Abilene, Texas and Tim Pinkerton (Heather) of Allen, Texas; two daughters, Linda Carroll (Dan) of Amarillo, Texas and Phyllis Capparelli (Joe) of Albany, New York; a sister, Jeannie Jackson of San Diego, California; three brothers, Glenn Clark, Johnny Glad and Chucky Glad Jr., all of San Diego, California; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Sandra Grant Skinner – November 18, 2014

Skinner Obit & Mem Folder PicSandra Grant Skinner, 73, of Amarillo died, November 18, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel at 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Dr. Charles Jones officiating. Burial will be private.

Sandra was born on July 25, 1941, in Amarillo, Texas to Marie and Earl Grant.  She graduated from Palo Duro High School and married Charles “Sonny” Hughes and together had four children.  Sandra went on to earn her registered nurse diploma.

Sandra married Gary Skinner in 1991.  She loved traveling with Gary and always looked forward to spending time with her family on birthdays and during the holidays.  Her quick wit, sense of humor and practical joking enlightened those around her, especially her grandchildren.  She was also an avid reader.

Her parents and her brother, Tom Grant, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Skinner; her daughter, Leisa Collen and husband Buddy; her three sons, Mike and wife Liz; David and wife Shannon; Greg and wife Crystal, all of Amarillo.  Her sisters; Marjorie Barrett, Janet Grant, Sherry Brown and husband Bobby, all of Amarillo; eleven grandchildren, Sunnee, Colton, Chandler, Preston, Grant, Hayden, Cade, Kiley, Kennedy, Katen, and Aiden.

The family will receive guests from 6:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, November, 21, 2014 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home located at 2800 Paramount Blvd.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Opportunity Plan, 504 24th St., Canyon, TX 79015.

Michael “Myke” Joe Daly – November 18, 2014

Daly Obit PicMichael “Myke” Joe Daly, 60, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor of Polk Street United Methodist Church officiating. Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.   Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Myke was born Jan. 5, 1954, in Albuquerque, NM to Barbara and Joe Daly.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1972.  He joined the Navy and was stationed in San Francisco and worked for the United States Postal Service for 25 years.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara Daly Windom and stepfather, Sonny Windom of Amarillo; his father, Joe Daly and stepmother, Barbara Daly of Donna; his brother, Kerry Daly and wife Blaza of Amarillo; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79101.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the funeral home.

Eugenia “GiGi” Halsell Montgomery – November 18, 2014

Montgomery Obit PicEugenia “GiGi” Halsell Montgomery, 82, of Amarillo passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, peacefully at home with family by her side.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vega.  Memorial services will follow at 4:00 p.m., in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Eugenia was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Fort Worth to parents, Eugenia H. Maxwell and Glen Halsell.  She married Richard Kirk Montgomery, whom she met at Texas Tech University.  They spent the better part of their life together on the Quein Sabe Ranch near Channing.  They retired in Amarillo.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard Kirk Montgomery; a brother, Bud Halsell; and a grandson, Benjamin Walker.

Left to cherish her memories include a son, Kirk Montgomery and Kay of Vega; a daughter, Sissie Hawthorne and Terry of Amarillo; grandchildren, Ross Montgomery and Wendy of Vega, Michelle White and Joey of Bushland, Klein Hawthorne of Austin and Megan Hawthorne of Fort Worth; seven great-grandchildren, Matt Montgomery, Mitch Montgomery, Jentry White, Jake White, Chloe Kent, Jordan Kent and Trevor Kent; a brother, John Glen Halsell of Crowell; a sister, Marilyn Maxwell of Sante Fe, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega; or a favorite charity.