Adolphus Andrew “Andy” Hicks III – October 18, 2014

Adolphus Andrew (Andy) Hicks III, 76 of Quail, TX died Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Amarillo, Texas.

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Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Andy was born December 2, 1937 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Diva and Dolph Hicks, Jr.     He was a long time resident of the Texas Panhandle, and a graduate of Dumas High School 1955.    As a young school boy, Andy became a follower of Jesus Christ and was a faithful servant of the Lord every day since.

He was a lifelong educator which culminated with a tenure of 17 years at Frank Phillips College with 10 years as President.  He and Sue Ann spent the last 21 years enjoying retirement at “the ranch” with family and friends.

He loved to follow his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to sporting events, concerts, plays, camps and anywhere else their adventures took them.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dolph and Diva Hicks.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sue Ann Bernard Hicks, of the home;  his children,             Andy Hicks and wife Gwen of Canyon and Jud Hicks and wife Michelle of Borger; his grandchildren, Erin Hicks Moon and husband Ben of Birmingham, AL; Drew Hicks of Denver, CO;  Alyssa Hicks Dahl and husband Ole of Pampa, TX; Austin Hicks and wife Elizabeth of Amarillo, TX; Madison Hicks of Amarillo, TX; Mike Whitmire and his wife Lacey of Borger, TX; Matt Whitmire of Borger, TX; his great-grandchildren, Holland and Marlo Moon of Birmingham, AL; Peyton Dahl of Pampa, TX;  Aiden Whitmire of Borger, TX; Taylon Whitmire of Borger, TX; his sister, Linda Hicks Pennington of Fort Worth, TX; and a host of nieces and nephews and family who loved him greatly.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to the Hicks Scholarship at Frank Phillips College, PO Box 5118, Borger TX 79007.

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Tina Rae Butterfield – October 13, 2014

Tina Rae Butterfield, 58, died on October 13, 2014 in Amarillo, TX. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo, 1100 S. Harrison, at 11:00 a.m. on Butterfield Obit PhotoSaturday, October 25. Guests are invited to wear tartans or plaid in honor of Tina’s proud Scottish heritage.

Tina was born April 27, 1956 in Lubbock to Ed and Gay Butterfield. She graduated from high school in El Paso a year early and lived in various cities in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, finally landing in Houston, where Tina worked in the banking industry while completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Programming.  Her job took her to Midland and Lubbock where Tina had her only child, Stephenie Kae O’Neil. Tina enjoyed  a long career in Computer Programming in Dallas.  Tina went back to school to obtain a teaching certificate and became certified to teach high school math.

She loved nature, pets, gardening, being outside, reading, collecting and restoring antiques, cooking, renovating old homes and high school football.  She lost her beloved dog, Nikki, a month before Tina’s own diagnosis of cancer.  Tina was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo.

She is survived by her daughter, Stephenie Kae O’Neil of Galveston, her father, Ed Butterfield and wife Arlene of El Paso, her mother, Gay Butterfield of Amarillo, her younger siblings: Rohn Butterfield and wife Vicki Wilmarth of Amarillo, Gayle Ray and husband William of El Paso; Justin Butterfield and wife Alie of Garland; and Brittany Butterfield of El Paso;  four nephews: Hart Wilmarth of Austin, Aaron and Matthew Ray of El Paso and Jameson Butterfield of Garland; plus many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to Aunt Saunie Englund of Amarillo for caring for Tina during her illness.  The family wishes to thank all of the caregivers from Goodcare Services and the nurses from BSA Hospice for their help in her final weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tina’s favorite charity, Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR, 72202 or

Gary W. Barnard – October 13, 2014

Gary W. Barnard, 67, long-time resident of Amarillo, died Monday, October 13, 2014. Barnard Obit Photo


Gary was born in Amarillo on June 19, 1947 to George and Juanita Barnard.  He graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX in 1965.  He received a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Tech University in 1970 where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity.  He earned his J.D. in 1973 from Texas Tech University Law School.


He became a partner with Stokes, Carnahan & Fields Law Firm from 1973-1993 and then from 1993-2000, he was a partner with Barnard, Woodburn & Sears, L.L.P.


Survivors include the mother of his children and best friend of 47 years, Cindy Barnard, his children, Ryan Barnard (Michelle) of Amarillo, Greg Barnard (Sarah) of Morro Bay CA, and Tanner (Joelle) of Morro Bay CA, and grandchildren, Chloe, Ethan, and Nate of Amarillo, and Simon of Morro Bay CA, his brothers, Chris Barnard of Maine and Jay Barnard of Amarillo, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amarillo Little Theater, 2019 Civic Circle, Amarillo TX 79109.


Services will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.


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Ken Hollabaugh, Retired Major – October 17, 2014

Hollabaugh Obit PicKen Hollabaugh, Retired Major, 78, of Amarillo, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Polk St. United Methodist Church with Dr. Burt Palmer and Rev. Kevin Deckard officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Military rites are by DAV Chapter 26.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ken was born Nov. 6, 1935, in Shamrock, to Luther and Florence Hollabaugh.  He retired from the military having served in the Army and completing two tours of duty in Vietnam.  Ken was a supervisor at Bell Helicopter and worked most recently at Apex.  He was a member and proud usher for many years at Polk Street United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly Jean Hollabaugh; and his brother, Harold Hollabaugh.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Hollabaugh, of Amarillo; a daughter, Vanessa Harber and husband Mark of Amarillo; a son, Lonnie Hollabaugh and wife Becky of Amarillo; a sister, Barbara Windom and husband Sonny of Amarillo; a very special friend and stepson, Larry Pratt, of Amarillo; a stepdaughter, Brenda Bane of San Antonio; 11 grandchildren, Amber Lee, Lacy Harber, Daniel Harber, Kurt Hollabaugh, Conner Hollabaugh, Caleb Hollabaugh, Jerome Pratt, Jenny Pratt, Katresa DeBault, Tiffany Cochran and Chris Bane; and 12 geat-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79101; or to Amarillo Firefighters Pipes and Drums, 8220 Progress Dr., Amarillo, Texas 79109.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

Donald James Storseth – October 15, 2014

Storseth Obit PicDonald James Storseth, 85, of Amarillo died Oct. 15, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard Batson, senior pastor, officiating. Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Don was born July 14, 1929 in Amarillo to Jesse Ray Adams and Raymond Paul Storseth. He was the 7th of eight children. Don graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947 where he was senior class president and played football all three years. He then graduated from West Texas State University with a degree in business. On May 22, 1953, he married the love of his life, Laura Elrod.

After graduation, Don went in to partnership with his brother Eddie in the Storseth Insurance Agency. He sold out to his brother in 1957 and joined M & L Transfer and Storage, Inc.  as Vice President of Operations in 1961. After running the business for several years, he purchased the business from the Boyd Hinton family. He also opened M & L Transfer and Storage locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He also owned the Miller/Falstaff Beer Distributing Company from 1968 to 1975. Don was extremely active nationally in the moving and storage industry. He was elected to serve on the Allied Van Lines National Board of Directors in 1970, serving as treasurer, then elected as chairman of the board for two consecutive terms from 1976-1980. He also served as President of Allied Van Lines in Broadview, Illinois for two years.  He was active in the National Furniture Warehousemen’s Association and the Southwest Warehouse & Transfer Association. He served as President of the National Moving & Storage Association for six consecutive years. He was instrumental in starting the scholarship program for gifted students with the American Moving & Storage Association and lobbied on Capitol Hill for the association. He served as Chairman of the Board of the American Movers Conference Association and the National Association of American Business Clubs.  He was active locally with Kids Inc., Eveline Rivers and served on the Harrington Cancer Center Development Council and Board of Directors. One of his biggest accomplishments was his hole in one at the Amarillo Country Club.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Carrie and Chester Elrod, son-in-law; L. Dennis Dougherty, five brothers; John, Robert, Eddie, S.L., and Jerry; a sister, Gladys Olivier, a brother-in-law, Danny Olivier and two sisters-in-law, Gail Storseth and Marjorie Storseth.

Survivors include his wife, Laura; daughter, Tracy Storseth Dougherty; son, James Clay Storseth and partner Nick Salamone, three grandchildren; Caitlin Dougherty Munoz and husband Sergio, Matthew Dougherty and wife Jodi and Christopher Dougherty; a great-grandson, Diego Munoz; a brother, Bill Storseth and three sisters-in-law, Sunny Storseth, Kay Storseth, and Jean Storseth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Brian Weis, Dr. Steve Urban and the nurses and caregivers who cared for Don in the past month, especially Paty Rodriguez for all of her love and kindness.   They would also like to thank the employees of M&L Transfer and Storage for their support, loyalty and professionalism.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the L. Dennis Dougherty Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Amarillo College Foundation, P.O. Box 447, Amarillo, TX, 79178.

Sidney Stinnett Boyce – October 12, 2014

Boyce Obit PicSidney Stinnett Boyce of Amarillo died October 12, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jo Roberts Craig officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Sidney was born in 1931 in Amarillo to Beaumont Stinnett and Peggy Masterson Stinnett both from pioneering families.  Many of Sidney’s forbearers have been ranching in West Texas and the Panhandle since the 1870s as they continue to do so to this day.

Sidney graduated with honors from Amarillo High in 1949.  She then began attending the University of Texas at Austin majoring in English.  While home for the holidays, she met her future husband, John, at a Christmas tea given by his mother.  John, a West Point graduate, was attending the Wharton School of Finance and had returned home for the summer to work with his father, John K. Boyce, Sr. in the Williams-Boyce Insurance Agency.  They were married at St. Andrew’s in 1952.

Sidney was proud to be a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority from which she derived many lifelong friendships.  She served as treasurer of the local alumna association for many years.

Perhaps her life was at its most fulfilling as wife to John and as mother to four sons.  She said on many occasions that she missed the constant activity of her family growing up at home.  When they had left the home, she continued to serve as a source of stability with grace.

She was preceded in death by her sister Laurel in 2009 and brother Ben in 1966.

Sidney is survived by her husband of 62 years, John, four sons, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, eight nieces and nephews and eighteen grandnieces and nephews.  These include sons, John K. Boyce III, wife Vicki and daughter Olivia Leighton Stinnett Boyce; Beaumont Stinnett Boyce, wife Ainslee and children Carol-Sidney Simmons and husband, Houston, Beaumont Stinnett Boyce Jr. and wife Jordan, George Lindsey Boyce and Mary-Claire Masterson Boyce; son Peter Masterson Boyce, wife Maureen and their children, Anna Eliza Boyce, Samuel Masterson Boyce and Molly Maureen Boyce; William Curtis Boyce, wife Suzanne and son William Curtis Boyce Jr.; great grandchildren Boyce and Ainslee Simmons.  Also, she is survived by sisters-in-law, Margaret Cannon Boyce Brown, Anne Dryden Boyce, and brother-in-law James Curtis Boyce.

The family deeply thanks the doctors, nurses, and caregivers who allowed her life her last days in peace and comfort.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St., Amarillo, Texas 79102;  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,  3611 S. Soncy Road, Suite 6A, Amarillo, Texas 79119; or a charity of your choice.

Betty Jo Daniels – October 13, 2014

Betty Jo Daniels, 82, of Amarillo, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Jubilee Apostolic Church with Nathan Carrington officiating.  Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Betty was born June 15, 1932, in Quinton, Okla. to Jessie and Ruby Higgins.  She married Frank Daniels on June 4, 1948.  Betty worked at Skaggs and Albertsons for many years.  She was a member of Jubilee Apostolic Church.

She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Daniels, of Amarillo; three sons, William Frank Daniels, Jr. and wife Jan of Atoka, Okla., Phil Daniels and wife Nancy, and Larry Daniels and Glenda, all of Amarillo.; six grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm – 7 pm, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the funeral home.

Eleanor Spinks – October 13, 2014

Spinks Obit PicEleanor Spinks, 86, of Amarillo, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.  Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Dumas Cemetary in Dumas, Texas.  Viewing will begin at Boxwell Brothers on Tuesday after 2:00 p.m.

Eleanor was born January 10, 1928, in Gladstone, New Mexico, to Buster and Willie Foster.  She married Francis Bolander in 1946.  They lived in Dumas, Texas and had three children, Dianne, Linda and Jerry.

Eleanor then married Curtis Spinks in 1958, where they had one son, David.  They moved to Stinnett, Texas in 1962.  They were long time members of the First Baptist Church in Stinnett where they were very active.

Eleanor moved to Amarillo in 2000 and lived in the Continental Apartments until her death.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jesse Lloyd; her husband Francis Bolander in 1956, and her husband Curtis Spinks in 1998.

Survivors include daughter Dianne and husband Bobby Hart of Mt. Belvieu, Texas; daughter Linda and husband Tom Crawford of Colorado Springs, Colorado; son Jerry and wife Linda Bolander of Amarillo; son David and wife Melissa Spinks of Waxahachie, Texas and brother Lee Foster of Springfield, Missouri.  She has 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

The family offers their special thanks to The BSA Hospice of Amarillo.

Family will be at 8500 Alexandria Avenue, Amarillo, Texas.

John S. Birtciel – October 13, 2014

Birtciel Obit PicJohn S. Birtciel, 76, of Amarillo, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Pastor Stephen Gaines officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

John was born June 12, 1938 to Joseph and Nina Birtciel in Hobbs, NM; however, the family moved to Levelland, Texas very soon thereafter, where he was raised and educated.

He attended Texas Tech University, and married his great love and best friend, Gwen Bolton in 1957.

John spent 28 years in the educational field, teaching welding and machine shop with AISD, beginning at Amarillo High School in 1967 and finishing at Tascosa High School in 1995.  He also taught for Amarillo College during this time.  He found great satisfaction in helping his students with their future life.

John was a member of Covenant Fellowship Church, San Jacinto Masonic Lodge #1330 and Khiva Shrine Center.  He served the Shrine in many capacities, with his greatest love being raising awareness for helping the children of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  He helped form the Khiva MiniVette Unit in 1992 and was often seen parading in his little “Vette”.  After retirement from AISD John spent many enjoyable hours restoring classic Cushman “scooters”; one in particular became “HIS Harley”.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nina Birtciel and his beloved grandson, Kristopher Birtciel, in 2012.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Gwen; children, John Jr. and Shawn Birtciel of Ft. Worth, TX; Lance and Melinda Birtciel and Bruce and Lynnette Birtciel, all of Amarillo, TX.  He is also survived by one sister, Lucinda Windsor and grandchildren, Jason Birtciel, Kenneth Hutson, Michael Hutson, Ashley Birtciel Penrod and husband Kevin, Stanley Birtciel, Brittany Birtciel, Spencer Birtciel, and Erik Birtciel and six great-grandchildren.

The family will host a “Celebration of Life” gathering at Khiva Shrine Center from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014, following the Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Khiva Shrine Center Hospital Travel Fund, 305 E. 5th St. Amarillo, TX  79101.

Chrystalene “Chrys” Fannin – October 13, 2014

Fannin Obit PicChrystalene “Chrys” Fannin, 90, of Amarillo, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Southlawn Baptist Church with Greg Kinch, pastor, officiating.  Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Chrys was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Truscott, Texas to John and Martha Chilcoat.  She married Frank Fannin on Dec. 1, 1940, in Truscott, Texas.  Chrys had a passion for quilting, baking, reading, and had yet to meet a word puzzle she couldn’t solve.  She was a member of Southlawn Baptist Church for over 60 years where she sang in the choir, played the piano, served on the kitchen ministry, and taught Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Camille Stoker and Chuck Stoker.

Survivors include her husband, Frank W. Fannin, of Amarillo; three daughters, Linda Potts and husband Hugh of Amarillo, Carole Fannin Stoker and husband Ray of Odessa and Pam Bonifield of Bartlesville, Okla.; two sisters, Gaye Barclay of Napa, Calif. and Dorothy Thomason of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Hugh Potts, III, Randall Potts and wife Liz, Craig Stoker, Cathleen Stoker and Sam Bonifield and wife Sarah; three great-grandchildren, Angela Harris and husband Cody, Aaron Potts and Austin Potts; and three great-great-grandchildren, Baylee, Tate and Paxton Harris.

The family suggests memorials be made to Southlawn Baptist Church; or to Heritage Convalescent Center.