Obituaries for General

Thomas N. Long – January 10, 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Thomas N. Long, 41, of Amarillo died Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Thomas was born August 10, 1976, in Amarillo. He loved all kinds of music and his cat, Bisquits.

Survivors include his mother, Denise Hirsch, of Amarillo; his father, Gerald “Pinky” Long and wife Liz, of Canyon; three sisters, Gaby Long, of Amarillo, and Jennifer Matthews and Sarah Owen and husband, Kerry, all of Canyon; two step-sisters, Patrice Kelch and Sharron Alvie, both of Canyon; a step-brother, Gabriel McAtee, of Chicago; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. He will be missed!



Bonnie Robinson Hartpence – January 9, 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Bonnie Robinson Hartpence, 90, of Channing, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018.   Graveside services will be held at a later date in Sayre, Ok.  Cremation and arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Bonnie was born on July 1, 1927 in Parsons, West Virginia.  She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Robinson.

She is survived by two sons, Chaplain Michael L. Robinson and wife Sandra of Channing and Timothy John Hartpence and wife Jamie of Carrolton, Texas; three grandchildren, Michelle Peterman, Michael L. Robinson II, and Jordan Hartpence; and six great grandchildren.

Billy Leon Duckworth – January 8, 2018

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Billy Leon Duckworth, 77, of Amarillo died Monday, January 8, 2018.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Leon was born September 26, 1940, in Clayton, New Mexico to Earl and Lettie Duckworth.  He was married to his wife, Carolyn, for 33 years.

Leon was a truck driver by trade and loved making friends wherever he went. There was nothing he liked more than to tell a good story just to make people laugh.  Helping people was another thing that he was good at and it always made him happy.

If you knew Leon, you knew that his big source of pride was his blue and white El Camino.  He kept it sparkling clean and in tip top shape but his biggest source of pride were his wife and his family.  The grandchildren brought him so much joy.  He was there for them anytime they needed him and he spent time with them as much as possible making great memories together.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Duckworth, of the home; a sister, Wanda Kear and husband Don, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a son, Clay King and wife Gloria, of San Marcos; a daughter, Lorri Barnett and husband Karl, of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Colton Barnett and wife Destiny, Karlee Sullivan and husband Caleb, Cooper Barnett, Brandon King and Teagan King; and one great-grandchild, Layla.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the funeral home.

Tammy Warren – January 8, 2018

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Tammy Warren, 58, of Amarillo entered into a new life on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Trinity Fellowship Student Ministry Building, 5000 Hollywood Road with Joab Perdue officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Tammy was born October 13, 1959, in Pampa to Gary and Linda Kellison.  She worked as a director in day care for many years.  Tammy adored her work family and her grandkids were her greatest joy.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lacy Hobgood; a son, Jacob Hobgood; and her mother, Linda Kellison.

Survivors include her daughter, Ashley Hill and husband Chase, of Amarillo; her father, Gary Kellison of Altus, Oklahoma; a brother, Gary Wayne Kellison, of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Skylur Henson, Harlow Hill and Elias Hill; two nieces, Khassi Kellison and Kailey Webb and husband Tyrel, of Denton; and great-nephew, Royal Webb.

The family suggests memorials to Hope & Healing Place, 1721 S. Tyler St, Amarillo, TX 79102.

Donna Sue Fielder Lyle Boles – January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Donna Sue Fielder Lyle Boles passed from this life on January 8, 2018, in Lubbock, Tx surrounded by her children. She was born to A.B. and Audria Fielder on May 28, 1936, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Donna Sue lived most of her life in Dumas, only moving to Lubbock in October 2011, to receive care where her son, Hugh, and his wife Melissa could be close.

Donna Sue, or Sweetie as she was widely known by all her family and friends, was first and foremost a loving mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend. She was a consummate cook and hostess–enjoying opening her home to her large family for holidays, parties, and get togethers. She loved sharing fun times with her bridge club, neighborhood and church friends and was always the first one to volunteer to cook or bake for church functions. Sweetie loved the mountains, particularly the family cabin in Lake City, Colorado and the Boles cabin in Taos, New Mexico where she spent many summers.

Sweetie was married to Hugh T. Lyle in October 1954, having met when she was the Lion’s Club sweetheart and he was the only bachelor in the club. They raised four children– Libby, Becky, Hugh Norwood and Mary together, and her greatest joy was supporting them in whatever they were involved in–driving them to and attending all their events; sewing clothes and costumes; putting up with Hugh Norwood’s variety of lizards, turtles and water dogs; and giving them all the strong foundations of faith, humor, and family ties.

After Hugh’s death in November 1976, Sweetie married Rev. Jerry Boles, and she embraced the life of a minister’s wife offering her kindness, faith and devotion to God and the church in a new role. They enjoyed many years of life together until his passing in 2009. During the last few years of Jerry’s life and his struggle with Alzheimer’s, Sweetie devoted herself to helping him and other patients at the nursing home each day. She believed in “blooming where you are planted”, and she exemplified this in making everyone’s day brighter in whatever circumstances she found herself. Sweetie’s grandchildren were blessed with many years of her loving care and presence whether playing in the mountains, precious time with her during holidays or Dogie Days, and her frequent visits for their music, sports or school events. Each of them knew how much she loved them and was proud of them.

Sweetie herself was struck with Alzheimer’s, and despite the challenges that the disease took on her mind, her joyful, playful, and sweet spirit was evident throughout these last few years. Her caregivers always marveled at her sweetness, even when she no longer had many words to express herself. For her last years, she was fortunate to have the loving support of long-time friend, Pete Mhoon.

Donna Sue, or our Sweetie, was blessed by the magnitude of love that surrounded her throughout her life. She is survived by those who celebrate her life–her children and their spouses–Libby (Dave) Culver of Durango CO, Becky (Brian) Mehrmann of Overland Park, KS, Hugh (Melissa) Lyle of Lubbock, and Mary (Steve) Clayton of Jonesboro, AR; fourteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; her sisters–Connie Nash and Leah Rae Baugh; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends who loved her so. Her greatest legacy are her children and their families who treasure the example of love and light that she gave them as she taught them to make a positive difference wherever they are.

Services will be held in the Dumas First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Barry Loving officiating. A visitation will be on Friday evening at the church from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

The family requests memorials be made to the Scholarship Fund of First Presbyterian Church, 700 E 1st St, Dumas, TX 79029.

Doris Jean Walker – January 4, 2018

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Doris Jean Walker, 89, of Amarillo, died Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity Baptist Church with Troy McConnell officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Doris was born on December 23, 1928 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Ruby and Gene Hodges.  She had worked as a dentist assistant and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She married J. W. Walker on May 9, 1951 in Amarillo.  He preceded her in death on December 13, 2009.

She is survived by her son, Cary Walker and wife Gayla of Amarillo; a daughter, Treva Brewster and husband Art of Katy, Texas; a sister, Gay Spinks and husband Bill of San Antonio; a brother, Dean Hodges and wife Betty Jean of Amarillo; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Trinity Baptist Church, March for Mission Fund, 1601 W. 1-40, Amarillo, Texas 79109.

James Roy “Jimmie” Stovall – January 5, 2018

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

James Roy “Jimmie” Stovall, 74, of Amarillo, died Friday, January 5, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jimmie was born on April 11, 1943 in Amarillo, Texas to Viola and Harry Stovall. He graduated from Amarillo High School and received his B.S. degree.  He had been a journeyman electrician for Southwestern Public Service.  He loved Harley motorcycles and riding in the wind.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his partner and love of his life, Mary Sullivan Stovall; his parents, Harry and Viola Stovall; and a sister, Betty C. Litner.

He is survived by his daughter, Wendi Day and husband Frank of Amarillo; three sons, James Roy Stovall, Jr. and wife Karen of Vega; Mark Stovall and wife Christina of Houston; and Michael Stovall and wife Shanna of Liberal, Kansas; his brother, H. R. Stovall and wife Mary of Shamrock; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Justin, Kent, Cole, Tia, Olivia and Alan; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Grayson.

The family wishes to thank, Martha Stanfield, for being Jimmie’s best friend for 57 years, Caprock Assisted Living, and his beloved nurse, Kathy “Puddin” Stewart for their loving care of Jimmie and suggests memorials to the Maverick Club Wrestling Team, 1923 S. Lincoln, Amarillo, Texas 79109.




Sybil King – January 6, 2018

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Sybil King, 86, of Dumas, died Saturday, January 06, 2018. Graveside services will he held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Silverton Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Sybil was born on July 4, 1931 in Silverton to Bill and Charlie Watters. She had worked as a bus driver and in the cafeteria for the Silverton School for many years.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arch Martin.

She is survived by two daughters, Sue Lynn Morris of Bastrop and Robbie Cartrite of Dumas; a son, Mitch Martin of Tulia; a sister, Eudean Crow of Silverton; six grandchildren, Cody, Leah, Jordan, Kassy, Tanner, and Tatum; and three great grandchildren

Annie Mae Spear – January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Annie Mae Spear, 83, passed away, Friday, January 5, 2018, in the Ware Memorial Nursing Home in Amarillo.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2018, at Coulter Road Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Jim Benton officiating.  Burial will follow in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Annie was born on December 17, 1934, in Wellington, Texas, to James Lucian and Ellen Blades Souder.  Annie attended school at Quail, Texas and later attended Draughon’s Business School.  She retired from the Texas School System as a secretary, after 27 years.

She enjoyed taking care of her family, sewing, cooking and going to her children’s and grandchildren’s activities.  She also enjoyed golfing and traveling after retirement.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority.

Annie married Paul Spear on October 4, 1952, in Wellington, Texas at her mother’s home.

Annie is survived by her husband of 65 years, Paul Spear; a son, Dennis Spear and wife Katie; a daughter, Edie Watson and husband Russell; grandchildren, Luke Watson and wife Lisa, Travis Watson and wife Kristina and Kayla Spear; great-grandchildren, Gage, Reagan and Landen Watson, Garin and Morgan Watson, Hailey and Courtney Keith.  She is also survived by three sisters, Ruby Dell Pitts, Tommie and husband Zeke Neeley, Connie and husband Ted James, one brother, Perry and wife Carol Souder; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Lucian and Ellen Beatrice Souder; one brother, J.L. Souder; and five sisters, Bonnie Joyce Souder, Mary Ellen Mitchell, Margaret Reeves, Frances Sasser and Betty Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Coulter Road Baptist Church, 4108 South Coulter St., Amarillo, Texas 79109; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 5410 Bell Street #411, Amarillo, Texas 79101 or

The family would like to thank BSA Hospice of the Southwest and Ware Memorial for her good care.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-5:30 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the funeral home.

Dolores Marie Bonham Roberts – January 2, 2018

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Dolores Marie Bonham Roberts, 80, of Amarillo died Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Dolores was born February 27, 1937, in Ponca City, Oklahoma to A.T. and Ruby Miller.  She was raised in the Pampa area and lived in Amarillo since 1995.

Survivors include two daughters, Denada Roberts and Janeth Cross, both of Amarillo; two sisters, Shirley Hawkins of Oklahoma and Pat Lampton of Florida; two brothers, Leroy Miller of North Carolina and J.T. Miller of Texas; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.