Obituaries for Dumas

Mickey “Mick” Lane Harris – May 5, 2017

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Mickey “Mick” Lane Harris, 51, of Dumas died Friday, May 5, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mickey Lane Harris was born Feb. 26, 1966 in Amarillo to Duane and Peggy Harris.  He grew up in Dumas, and graduated from Dumas High School.  He received college degrees from Kilgore College and Stephen F. Austin University.

Mick was a hard worker who earned the respect of many who knew him.  He worked in management most of his career.  He was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR.  He was quick witted and always enjoyed making others laugh.

Survivors include his parents, Duane and Peggy Harris; a sister, Marilyn Lewis; a brother, Mark Harris; friend, Hope Ritchie; nephews, Matthew and Paul Lewis; nieces, Heather Hudgeons and Mysti Truit; his buddy, Adyen Sanchez; and many friends.

Nowlin Smith – April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Nowlin Smith, 87, of Dumas, died Monday, April 24, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox, with Rev. Brad Foster, pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sunray.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Nowlin was born on March 10, 1930 in Clarksville.  He had worked for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline for more than twenty-five years until retirement.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Claira Smith of Dumas; a son, Nowlin Smith Jr. of Newcastle, Wyoming; three daughters, Linda Ward of Amarillo, Jane Redwine of Stinnett, and Evelyn Huneke of Independent, Missouri; a sister, Rayma Terrill; four grandchildren, Belinda, Jennifer, Kevin, and Jason; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. 2nd, Dumas, Texas  79029

 

Hazel Marie Sutterfield Vaughan – April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Hazel Marie Sutterfield Vaughan, 91, of Dumas died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. at the Church of Christ in Sunray on Friday, April 21, 2017 with Jonathan Zerby, minister, officiating.  Private burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Hazel was born March 24, 1926, in Timbo, Ark. to Charles I. Sutterfield and Lillie Maud Sutterfield.  She married Harlon Byron Vaughan on Dec. 7, 1946 in Maysville, Ok.  They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  She had worked at Douglas Aircraft as a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII on C47.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Sunray and also worked in the World Bible School.

Hazel was a dedicated farm wife and loved her family.

She was preceded in death her parents; two brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Sutterfield; one sister, Berenice Cheatwood of The Villages, Fl.; a sister-in-law, Bessie Sutterfield; one great-grandson, Gabriel Vaughan of Sublette, Ks.; and one brother-in-law, Ronald Minyen.

Survivors include her husband, Harlon Byron Vaughan, of Dumas; two sons, Jimmy Vaughan and wife Kaye, of Kismet, Kansas and Michael Dee Vaughan and wife Terri, of Dumas; seven grandchildren, Jason Vaughan and wife, Ruthie of Sublette, Ks., Kristen Stapleton and husband, Ryan of Meade, Ks., Jeffrey Vaughan and wife, Tracy of Salina, Ks.;  Kelsey Rivera and husband, Javier of Newton, Ks., Jana McElroy and husband, B.J. of Houston, Keisha Vaughan of Washington D.C., and Lyndi Garwood and husband, Judson of Los Angeles, Ca.; twelve great-grandchildren, Jaylin, Jarret, Grayden, and Sayler Stapleton of Meade, Ks., Carsten and Emily Vaughan of Sublette, Ks., Killian and Jael Vaughan of Salina, Ks., Kylah and Kyndrie Rivera of Newton, Ks, and Beckett and Berkeley McElroy of Houston; a brother, Charles Sutterfield and wife, June of Stratford; two sisters, Helen McVeigh and husband, L.D. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Edna Minyen of Farewell, Tx.; one sister-in-law, Gearldine Sutterfield of Blythe, Ca; and a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday.

 

The family suggests memorials be sent to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas  77210-4486 or the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM  88130.

Darryl McClendon – April 13, 2017

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Darryl McClendon, 49, of Dumas, died Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 19th at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Darryl was born on March 2, 1968 in Amarillo.  He graduated from Palo Duro High School and had worked as a supervisor at ConAgra Beef.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara McClendon; a brother, Christopher McClendon; and a daughter, JuJuan M. Robinson.

He is survived by his wife, Cephia McClendon of Dumas; a daughter, Lacresha Redic of Garden City, Ks.; a son, Jermier Robinson McClendon of Dumas; two sisters, Carla McClendon and Kristie McClendon Washington, both of Amarillo; a grandmother, Velma McClendon of Amarillo; three aunts, Gwendolyn Morris, Violean Riley, and Estella McClendon, all of Amarillo; two uncles, Jerrold McClendon of Augusta, Georgia and John Roy McClendon of Stockton, Ca.; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Jack Fincher Dodson – April 13, 2017

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Jack Fincher Dodson, 91, of Amarillo died on April 13, 2017. He personified Gen. Patton’s words, “Better to fight for something than to live for nothing.” He began as a farm boy, grew up as a WWII veteran and found his calling as a husband, father and entrepreneur.

Jack was born at the Dodson family farm in Ochiltree County on November 18, 1925, to the late Elbert Carter Dodson and Rhoda Elizabeth Fincher. He was the youngest of three, preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Waldean Ficke and Beryl Trew and three wives, Dora Martha Everhart, Ollie Andrews, and Betty Frye.

He graduated from Perryton High School in 1943 and immediately began service in the Army Air Corps. He flew an impressive 35 missions as a tail gunner on a B-17 in WWII. His bomb group forced key hits in the Battles of Campaigns—Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes. He earned numerous awards, among them were three Bronze Battle Stars, five Oak Leaf Clusters and a French Legion of Honor medal. After the war, he married Dora Everhart and together they had two children. In 1987, he married Ollie Andrews who passed away in 1999. In 2001 he married Betty Marie Frye and she passed away on April 19, 2016. He attended Texas Tech University, but before finishing his degree Jack began a residential construction business, The House That Jack Built, and continued in the construction industry in various ways for the next 50 years. To know Jack was to love him. He was happiest in his woodworking shop, tending his garden, playing bridge, solving jigsaw puzzles and loving his family. He was famous for his sayings – “Glad to be vertical and breathin’,” “Waitin’ on payday and quittin’ time,” “Measure twice and nail once,” and “Put a fork in me, I’m done.” Jack was an active member of Polk Street Methodist Church, a life member of the VFW and the NRA.

He is survived by two children, Debbie (Bill) Farnum of Austin, Texas, and Scott (Judy) Dodson of Dumas, Texas; four grandchildren, Kathryn (Scott) Whitaker of Austin, Texas, Daniel (Amanda) Farnum of Fairhope, Alabama, Sarah Dodson Sloan (Michael) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Anna Dodson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four step-children, Becky Reinart of Hereford, Texas, John (Shannon) Frye of Tulia, Texas, JoNell (Phil) Slack of Amarillo, Texas, and Dennis Andrews (Lindsey) of Liberty Hill, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and twelve step-greatgrandchildren.

The family will be gathered at 2223 S. Ong Street, Amarillo, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:30am, officiated by Dr. Burt Palmer, Polk Street United Methodist Church. Private family burial will be at Ochiltree County Cemetery on the same date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Charis Bible College, for the benefit of the Building Fund, 800 Gospel Truth Way, Woodland Park, Colorado 80863; Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for the benefit of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 4900 Mueller Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78723; or to a charity of your choice.

 

 

Anita Vasquez – April 11, 2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Anita Vasquez, 60, of Dumas, died Monday, April 11, 2017.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Garcia officiating.  Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Anita was born on April 12, 1956 in El Paso, Texas to Tomas & Manuela Vasquez.  She was a homemaker, lecturer, and minister at her church.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Tomas Vasquez and Cruz Rodriguez.

She is survived by three daughters, Veronica Lara and husband Jose of El Paso, Sandra Vasquez and husband Alberto of Juarez, Mexico, Cynthia Lozano and husband Margarito of Dumas; two sons, Ricardo Garcia and Antonio Garcia, both of Dumas; two sisters, Isela Cedillo of Littlefield and Maria De Jesus Giordano of Midland; a brother Andres Vasquez of Sunland Park, N.M.; and her twenty-one grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; seven nephews; and one niece.

Wesley “Wes” Garcia – April 1, 2017

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Wesley “Wes” Garcia, 35, of Dumas, died Saturday, April 1, 2017.

A rosary service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Cesar Gomez as celebrant.  Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Wes was born in Dumas on March 29, 1982 to Lupe & Janie Garcia.  He graduated from Dumas High School and attended Amarillo College.  While in college, he coached coed softball.  He loved all sports and ninja turtles.  He was a collector of movies and a lover of poker.  He had worked the last ten years at Walmart as a greeter and in loss prevention.

Wesley was one of a kind and was loved by all and touched everyone’s heart as he was a true angel in human form.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lupe Garcia and a sister, Melissa Flores.

He is survived by his mother, Janie Garcia; a brother, Wally Garcia and wife Amanda; a sister, Mandi Chairez and husband Harvey, all of Dumas; a grandfather, Natividad Vasquez of Graham; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60606.

 

 

Arthur Ivan “Rusty” Davidson DVM – March 26, 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Davidson, Arthur Obit PicArthur Ivan “Rusty” Davidson DVM, 80, of Dumas, died Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Dumas with Rev. John Sanders, pastor, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Rusty was born on September 4, 1936 in Middlewell, Texas to Robert and Daisy Davidson. He graduated from Dumas High School in 1954 and earned his doctor of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University.  He practiced veterinary medicine for over 46 years.  He was a member of the Dumas Rotary Club, the Dumas Toastmasters, and the First United Methodist Church.  He had served on the Brazos River Authority from 1976 to 1983 and on the Palo Duro River Authority from 1986 to 2016.  He was past chairman of the Moore County Historical Commission.

He married Lena Arnold on September 25, 1960 in Orrick, Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Lena Davidson of Dumas; a son, Brent Davidson and wife, Laura of Eagle River, Alaska; a daughter, Brenda Carol of San Luis Obispo, Ca.; four brothers, Cecil Davidson, Joseph Davidson, James Alfred Davidson, Jack Davidson; and two sisters, Loraine Parry and Ima Jean Taylor.

The family suggests memorials be sent to UMCOR Sager Brown Depot; 101 Sager Brown Road, P.O. Box 850, Baldwin, LA  70514

Faye Cargill – March 19, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Faye Cargill, 91, of Dumas died Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Borger.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.MCargil Hair and Online Obit Pic. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Church of the Nazarene with Steve Swanson officiating.  Burial will be at Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Faye was born on May 31, 1925 in Cement, Oklahoma to George and Gertrude Bunch.  She lived in Channing for over fifty years and was a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Maggie Ramos and Debbie Ringo, both of Dumas; a son, Joey Cargill of Panhandle; a sister, Frances Griggs of Odessa; fifteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family suggest memorials be sent to the Church of the Nazarene, 406 S. Porter, Dumas, Texas  79029.

Michael Thomas – March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Thomas, Micheal Obit PicMichael Thomas, 65, of Dumas, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at First Christian Church with Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor, officiating.  Private burial will be held at Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Michael was born on August 14, 1951 to J.L. and Lillian Thomas.  He grew up in Durant, Oklahoma.  He earned his associates degree from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.  He moved to Dumas in the last 1970’s and began his career of helping families.  He retired a few years ago after serving Moore County as a funeral director for over 30 years.  He had enjoyed owning & operating Northlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery the last several years.

Michael always enjoyed helping others and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Julian Thomas.

He married Charon Fry on September 8, 2007 in Dumas.

He is survived by his wife Charon Thomas of Dumas; his three faithful babies, Oreo, Keylea Kae, Lexi; and a host of friends and family.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Dumas Animal Shelter, 1830 S. Maddox, Dumas, Texas  79029; or to Memorial Hospice, 209 S. Bliss Ave., Dumas, Texas 79029.