Obituaries for Dumas

Edward Mehl Stallwitz – November 10, 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Longtime resident of Moore County, Edward Mehl Stallwitz, 84, passed away in his home on Friday, November 10, 2017.

The memorial service for Eddie Stallwitz will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church in Dumas with Tom Wylie, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N Maddox.

Eddie was born on October 11, 1933 in Dumas. He graduated from Dumas High School in 1951.  He received a degree in Agriculture Economics from Texas A&M in 1955.  He served in the U.S. Army.

He married Mae Carolyn Husbands on August 15, 1959. She preceded him in death on December 24, 2013.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Marie Stallwitz.

Eddie had farmed in Moore County his entire life. He had served as a deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church.  He was a longtime member of the Dumas Noon Lions Club and had served as a past director at the Dumas Co-Op, the Federal Land Bank, the Moore County Farm Bureau, and the Palo Duro River Authority for many years.

He is survived by  two sons, Darren Stallwitz and wife Dana of Dumas, Kurt Stallwitz and wife Judy of Amarillo;six grandchildren, Ben Stallwitz and wife Jessica of Amarillo, Garrett Stallwitz and wife Madison of Dumas, Marshall Stallwitz of Amarillo, Crysta Riseling and husband Craig of Dumas, Odie Stallwitz Woods of Amarillo, and Cameron Stallwitz Woods of Amarillo; and three great grandchildren, James and Fynlee Stallwitz of Amarillo, and Poppy Stallwitz of Dumas.

There will be a visitation at the Moore County Art Center on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Memorials can be sent to Moore County Museum or First Presbyterian Church in Dumas.

 

Oliver Alonzo Wann – November 10, 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Oliver Alonzo Wann, 84, of Bushland, died Friday, November 10, 2017.

Services will be at 4:00 p.m. today, Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Oliver was born on November 16, 1932 in Booneville, Arkansas to Virgie and Arvel Wann. He had been a manager for various co-op elevators in Sunray, Hartley, Adrian and Bushland.  He was a veteran in the United States Army.  He was a Baptist.

He married Darlene Lechner on November 14, 1957 in Amarillo.

Oliver was preceded in death by a daughter, Mende Ruth and a sister, Winifred.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of the home; two sons, Roger Wann and wife Carol of Dumas and Justin Wann and wife Joanna of Amarillo; six grandchildren Holli and husband Jake Hodges, Ashley and husband Ryan Higley, Austin and wife Andrea Wann, Riley, Lane and Casey; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Blake and Nellie.

The family suggests memorials to the Carl Johnson Scholarship Fund Boy Scouts Troop 89.

Von Pickens – October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Von Pickens, 74, of Dumas, died Monday, October 9, 2017. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox with Michael McDaniel officiating.  Burial will be at Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Von was born on October 3, 1943 in Leon, Ok. to Jim and Dollie Perkins.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed going to the Dumas Senior Citizens and dancing.  She was a people person and enjoyed visiting with her friends.

She married David Pickens on February 2, 1964.

She is survived by her husband, David Pickens; two daughters, Beth Merriam of Dumas and Deborah Gayle Evans of Independence, Missouri; a son, Nathan Pickens of Sunray; three brothers, Gary Perkins, Dary Perkins, and Darol Perkins; and four grandchildren, Miranda, Patrick, Tara, and Siena.

 

 

Wayne Cartrite – September 24, 2017

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Wayne Cartrite Jr., 64, of Dumas, died Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at First Christian Church with Rev. Darrell Wait, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be at Northlawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Wayne was born on March 5, 1953 in Amarillo to Wayne and Carolyn Cartrite.  He graduated from Sunray high school and had worked for over 40 years as a heavy machine operator at Valero.  He had volunteered for both the Dumas Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Fire Brigade at Valero for over 25 years.  He was a member of First Christian Church.

He married Robbie Martin on Oct. 19, 1985 in Silverton.

Wayne was preceded in death by a brother, Kirk Cartrite.

He is survived by his wife, Robbie Cartrite of Dumas; two sons, Tanner Cartrite of Ft. Worth and Tatum Cartrite and wife Savanah of Dumas; his parents, Wayne and Carolyn Cartrite of Sunray; a sister, Vicki Bowling of Canadian; a brother, Dalton Cartrite of Sunray; and two grandsons, Ayden and Jarrett.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Dumas Volunteer Fire Dept., 106 N. Bliss, Dumas, Texas  79029.

Jenease Melban – August 3, 2017

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Jenease Melban, 89, of Dumas died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel with Lane Boyd officiating.  Burial will be in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Jenease was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Lubbock to Jim and Mae Mobley.  She loved to look at ancestry and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  Jenease worked for the Moore County News and Morrison Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Melban, of Amarillo; three sons, Charlie Melban and wife Beverlee, of Bushland, Sid Melban and wife Gail, of Dumas, and Jerry Melban and wife Lana, of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Cameron and wife Keri, Kassie and husband Jerry, Shelby and wife Alicia, Shayne and fiancé Jayna, Alayna and Joe, and Sydney and husband Andy; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from Noon to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors in Amarillo, 2800 Paramount Blvd. and from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Dumas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Bill Lackey Memorial Scholarship in care of Dumas Education Foundation, PO Box 615, Dumas, Texas 79029.

Ruth Elizabeth Condo Canaday – August 2, 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Condo Canaday, 96, of Dumas, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox.  Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Ruth Elizabeth Canaday was born on February 9, 1921 in Canadian to William Henry “Bill” and Edith Florence “Ross” Condo.  She married Darwin Dayton “DD” Canaday on December 23, 1938 at Arnett, Ok.  He preceded her in death on March 10, 2002.  During their 63 years together they had seven wonderful children, while making their home in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.  She  was a wonderful mother and grandma.  A strong, independent woman who’s faith and family came first.  She cared for her family by cooking, sewing, gardening, canning, and making or building whatever was needed.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints since 1964.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a grandson, Gene Musick; two granddaughters, Tami Craig and Joveta “Jo” Collier; a brother, Daniel Condo; and three sisters, Naomi Hughes, Theda Austin, and Billie Whitsell.

She is survived by her children, Lee and Pat Canaday, Bonita Musick, Loretta and Robin Tice, Bill Canaday, Dorthie and Clarence Getman, Roberta Canaday, Edith and Bob Yeager.  They blessed her with twenty-five awesome grandchildren, sixty-seven great-grandchildren, and thirty-nine great-great-grandchildren, plus assorted spouses and whatnot and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerry Ferguson – June 16, 2017

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Jerry Ferguson, 72, of Dumas, died Friday, June 16, 2017.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 19, 2017 at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox with Ronnie Ferguson officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.

Jerry was born on September 23, 1944 in Dumas to Samuel and Hazel Ferguson.  He had worked for Valero over forty years as an operator until retirement.  He was a member of the Nazarene Church.

He married Carolyn Pitts on November 16, 1962 in Ola, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Connie Slagle and Donna Flint; and a granddaughter, Jazlyn.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Ferguson of Dumas; a son, Michael Ferguson and wife Melissa of Sunray; a brother, Cecil Ferguson of Pampa; four sisters, Rita Junk of Kaw City, Ok., Florene Minnich of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Lou Packebush of Dumas, Ann Summit of Ola, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Chrystal, Shannon, and Stephen; and ten great grandchildren, Britten, Pearson, Brooklyn, Lucas, Jaxon, Kobe, Ty, Jayden, Lola, and Harper.

The family suggests memorials be sent toAmerican Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231

 

 

Glennella Gaillard Blue – June 10, 2017

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Glennella Gaillard Blue, 87, of Dumas, died Saturday, June 10, 2017. Services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church.  Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Glennella was born following the stock market crash on August 22, 1929 in Texhoma to Phillippe and Hazel Gaillard. She was from the Greatest Generation and lived thru the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and WWII.  She worked as an LVN and made sure Blue Plumbing ran right since 1952.  Her greatest joy was raising her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Wanda Pickering, Willa Dean Allen, and Connie Castenada; her husband, J.W. Blue; a son, Monte Blue; and a grandson, Braxton Blue.

She is survived by a son, Steve Blue and wife Patsy of Dumas; a daughter, Cathryn Creel and husband Bub of Proffitt, Tx.; a brother, Phillip Gaillard and Linda of Tucson, Az; a sister, Luann Baker of Las Vegas, Nevada; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 12, 2017.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials be sent to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174-0001 or the American Cancer Society.

 

Jerry Yerby – June 6, 2017

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Jerry Yerby, 75, of Dumas, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  Private graveside services will be held at the Dumas Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Jerry was born on March 27th, 1942 in Plainview, Texas to B.B. and Myrtle Yerby.  He served in the U.S. Navy and had owned Yerby Construction and a R.V. Park.  He married Glynda Pierce on August 9, 1963 in Plainview.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Hud Yerby; and a great-grandchild.

He is survived by two daughters, Sherry Boyd of Spearman and Sheila Getman of Clarksville, Georgia; two brothers, Chester Yerby of Muleshoe and Danny Yerby of Bryan, Tx.; two sisters, Frances Nelson and Jolene Taylor, both of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

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.