Melanie Beth Allred – June 24, 2016

Melanie Beth Allred, 64, of Vega, died Friday, June 24, 2016.Allred Obit Photo

Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday in Christ Community Fellowship Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Allred was born on January 17, 1952 in Amarillo, Texas to Margery and Clayton Cook. She graduated from Vega High School in 1970.   She married Don Allred on June 12, 1970 in Vega.  She retired from the Texas A&M Research Center in Bushland after twenty-six years of service.

She was an active volunteer in community efforts.  Mrs. Allred was a member of the Golden Spread Emmaus Community; Vega Kiwanis Club; and Christ Community Fellowship Church, where she worked for nine years.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Leigh Cook.

She is survived by her husband Don Allred, of the home; two daughters, Amanda and husband Blaine Westlake and Meredith and husband Craig Eddins, all of Amarillo; two brothers, Larry Cook and wife Sara of Paducah and Mike Cook and wife Becky of Amarillo; and three grandchildren, Ryan, Ansleigh and Cai.

Viewing will be Monday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Christ Community Fellowship Church in Vega.

The family suggests memorials to Milburn Price Culture Museum, 1005 Coke St., Vega, TX 79092; Golden Spread Emmaus Community, P.O. Box 3048, Amarillo, TX 79109; Christ Community Fellowship Church, 607 Coke St., Vega, TX 79092; or BSA Hospice/Olivia’s Angels, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105.

 

 

Glenda Gayle “MeeMee” Daniels – June 21, 2016

Glenda Gayle “MeeMee” Daniels, 61, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Daniels Obit Photo (2)

Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in Jubilee Apostolic Church with Nathan Carrington officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mrs. Daniels was born on January 8, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland to Betty and Ralph Brooks. She had been a hairdresser for life and a caregiver.  She married Larry Daniels in 1974 at Amarillo.  She was the greatest baker in the world and wanted to make sure everyone was fed.  She could make a spread like no other.

She was a member of Jubilee Apostolic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Daniels, of the home; a daughter, Maegan McClain of Lubbock; a son, Christopher Daniels, of Amarillo; three sisters, Tammy Long of Amarillo; Stormie Romaniello of Connecticut ; and Henrietta; a brother, Herbert; a sister-in-law, Nancy Daniels of Amarillo; and two grandchildren, Mersaideez McClain and Maddyson McClain.

The family will receive friends on from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

 

 

Faye Ann Briggs – June 24, 2016

Faye Ann Briggs, 84, long time Amarillo resident passed away June 24, 2016. Born June 22, 1932 to Houston and Lela Teel in Artesia, NM. Married Clay Briggs on February 1,1953.Briggs Obit Photo

Faye (Lefty) is survived by her siblings, Dorothy Parrish, Curtis & Kaye Teel, Artesia, NM, Robert & Donna Teel, Sacramento, CA, David & Sallye Teel, Junction, TX, brother-in-law James Francisco, Las Cruces, NM, son Robert & Anne Briggs, Amarillo, TX and daughters Martha Gee, Hurst, TX, and Mary & Rick Kerchner, Pensacola, FL, Grandchildren include Sabrina & Jacob Workman, Alisha Grady, Tabitha & Wayne Hines, Amanda & Cooper Day, Amberle & James Carter, Seth & Kristin Gee, Dax Kerchner, Holly Kerchner & Cameron Cave, and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents Houston & Lela Teel, husband Clay Briggs, sister-in-law Betty Francisco, son-in-law Michael Gee, brother-in-law Leonard Parrish.

Faye loved her family and especially delighted in spending time with grandchildren and then great grandchildren. She was active at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church teaching Sunday school, serving in the church library, singing in the senior adult choir and service projects with the Extension Club. She loved to bake and often made birthday cakes for co-workers. She also loved gardening, reading and crocheting.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 6600 Killgore Drive Suite 110, Amarillo, TX 79106 who provided excellent care to Faye in her last days on earth. The family also wishes to thank Ware Living Center for their excellent care.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Delbert Serratt officiating. Burial will be at Wednesday in Riverside Cemetery in Mangum, OK. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

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

 

Leslie Monique Flores – June 23, 2016

Leslie Moniqué Flores, 36, of Sugar Land, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 23, 2016.Flores Obit Photo

Rosary will be at 6:00 P.M. Monday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday in St. Thomas Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Garcia celebrating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Moniqué was born on March 6, 1980 in Dumas, Texas to Margaret and Juan Flores. She had been an administrator at Baylor College of Medicine for twelve years.

She was a volunteer at the American Cancer Society and several other cancer foundations. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Sugar Land.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Patricio Flores and Luis Amador.

From the Flores family…Our light became dim as our sweet Moniqué spread her wings and went to Heaven. Now she is our angel up above looking after her family and friends. She whole-heartedly loved life, loved love and loved the people that crossed her path. Thank you all! As our Moniqué would say “Sparkle and Shine on” and “It’s not because of who I am, but Whose I am.”

She is survived by her parents of Sugar Land; sister, Monika Flores and fiance, Richard Rodriguez of Sugar Land; her grandmother, Isabelle Amador of Sunray; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, a God sister and a God brother.

 

Bill M. “Billy Mac” Hicks – June 24, 2016

Bill M. “Billy Mac” Hicks, 79, of Amarillo, died Friday, June 24, 2016. Hicks Obit Photo

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in Hillside Christian Church Chapel with Bev Gambrell and Mike Nuthman officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Hicks was born on November 29, 1936 in Clarendon, Texas to Minnie Belle and Alvin Hicks. He graduated from Clarendon High School in 1956.  He received his Bachelors of Science Masters degree at West Texas State University.

He married Linda Lamberth on December 27, 1957 in Clarendon.

He devoted his adult life to the enrichment of others in both Amarillo and Tulia School Districts. He officiated high school football and loved golf.  He proudly served his country in the 36th Division of the Texas National Guard.

Mr. Hicks was a member of Hillside Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin James and Minnie Belle Hicks; his granddaughter, Eirin Hicks; his brother, James Edward Hicks; and his sister, Pamela Diane Hicks.

 

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home; a son, Jeff and wife Beth Hicks of Mustang, Oklahoma; his daughter, Jennifer Woolsey of Amarillo; his brother Rod and wife Cheryl Hicks of Mansfield, Texas; three grandchildren, Josh and wife Teresa Woolsey of Amarillo; Amber Woolsey of Amarillo; and Emma Hicks of Mustang, Oklahoma; and his great-grandchild, James Woolsey of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to Bill Hicks Memorial Fund at Tulia High School, c/o ANB Box 1, Amarillo, TX 79105-0001.

 

 

Rex Aduddell – June 22, 2016

Aduddel Obit PicRex Aduddell, 75, of Claude, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

A gathering of family and friends will be at the home at 100 N Cherry St in Claude, TX. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers of Claude and a memorial will be held at a later date.

Rex was born December 29, 1940 in Clarendon, TX to William Edward and Pearlie Aduddell. Rex attended schools in Clarendon and Claude, Tx. He married Jeannie on August 29, 1959 in Memphis, TX and they raised their children in Claude.

Among his many talents Rex worked as a carpenter and a millwright. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was very artistic which he demonstrated through his painting, jewelry making and other metal and wood arts.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jeannie, brothers Bill, Bob and Danny and sister Jerre Bretthauer. He was also preceded by a granddaughter, Candice Leigh Feland.

Survivors include his daughters Kelly Kelley of Claude and Sharla Matthews and husband Dean of Panhandle; sons Bret Aduddell and wife Kira of Fort Collins, CO and Tom Edd Aduddell of Amarillo; his brothers Tex Aduddell of Matheson, CO and Dee Adduddell of Claude; his sisters Nita Short of Colorado Springs, CO, June Tucker of Walsenburg, CO, Joyce Cagle of Strasburg, CO, Cinda Shuping of Hamlin, TX, Glenda Chenault of Canyon and Marie Shipley of Aurora, CO; seven surviving grandchildren; Jennifer, Kimber, Nathan, Trena, Jonathan, Janéy and December; his great-grandchildren, Dominick, Donovan, Marie, Macie, Anika, Shamara, Callie, Kyree, Trudy, Benjamin, Drake, Lillie Austin and Tilly.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Claude Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 189, Claude, TX 79019; or the Claude EMT Association at P.O. Box 289, Claude, TX 79019

Donald Hugh Wetmore – June 23, 2016

Donald Hugh Wetmore, 88, of Amarillo, died Thursday, June 23, 2016.Wetmore Obit Pic

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2016, in St. Francis Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2016, in St. Francis Catholic Church with Father John Dalton as celebrant. Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donald was born April 17, 1928, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin to Roy and Lillian Wetmore. He enlisted in the Navy on Nov. 14, 1945. Donald married Gladys Reynolds on July 8, 1950 in Mishicot, Wisconsin. They moved to Amarillo in 1974. Donald was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

Donald had many names, Don, Bingo, Tiger, and his favorite was dad and grandpa. His hobbies were cooking, gardening, wood working and best of all making wine. He enjoyed all of that but the thing that made him the happiest was spending time with his family. He felt his family was his greatest accomplishment.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Gladys Wetmore, of Amarillo; five daughters, Kay Fronk, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nancy Vander Bloomen, of Two Rivers, Lynn Deardorff and Shelly Knudtson, both of Amarillo, and Mary Burger, of Edmond, Oklahoma; three sons, David Wetmore, Daniel Wetmore and Richard Wetmore, all of Amarillo; a sister, Sharon Strohm, of Kenosha, Wisconsin; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Randall D. “Whistle” Atchley – June 23, 2016

Atchley Obit PicRandall D. “Whistle” Atchley, 92, of Amarillo, died Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2016, in Comanche Trails Church of Christ with Loran Harper officiating.  Burial will be Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Randall was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Gould, Okla. to L.H. “Pete” and Rassie Atchley.  He was a World War II veteran and served in the Navy.  Randall married Rose McClure on Nov. 5, 1949, in Hollis, Okla.

Randall worked as a brakeman and conductor for Santa Fe Railroad.  He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by 7 brothers; 3 sisters; and a grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Atchley, of the home; a daughter, Rosemary Fewell, of Amarillo; three sons, Steve Atchley and wife Marty and Stanley Atchley, all of Amarillo and Ronnie Atchley and wife Judy of Canyon; a brother, Kenneth Atchley; 7 grandsons; a granddaughter; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Nicki J. Dodson-Layton – June 20, 2016

Dodson-Layton Obit PicNicki J. Dodson-Layton, 35, of Amarillo, died Monday, June 20, 2016.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Nicki was born April 26, 1981, in Amarillo to Darrel and Tina Dodson.  She had been the office manager for her family owned pest control company and currently a stay-at-home mom.

Survivors include her husband, Alan Layton; two sons, Kadin and Riggs; five brothers, Chris, Willy, Jason, Steve and Justin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lawrence Allen “Larry” Conner – June 21, 2016

Conner Obit PicLawrence Allen “Larry” Conner, 66, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Second Baptist Church.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Conner was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Amarillo to Grady and Virginia Conner.  He was a maintenance engineer and owned J&L Painting.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Virginia Conner; his stepparents, Loree Pruitt and husband Sam; a granddaughter, Danica Bowles; and two nephews, Brandon Caster and Todd Conner.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Conner, of the home; children, Dana Amell and husband Paul, of Lakeland, FL, Michelle Sanders of Amarillo, Michael Phillips and wife Katrina of Amarillo, Christopher Jordan of Amarillo, Katherine Pilgrim of Euless, Matt Jella of Amarillo and Tristan Conner and wife Libby of Amarillo; 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a million daycare kids.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm, Friday, June 24, 2016, at the funeral home.