Obituaries for Panhandle

Mary Frances Stamps – December 27, 2013

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Stamps Obit Photo

Mary Frances Stamps, 85, of Panhandle died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Panhandle Church of Christ with Gaylon Stamps and Bennie Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mary was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Ladonia to Maurice and Ella Gurley. She married Lowell Eugene Stamps on July 10, 1948. She was a member of Panhandle Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Gail Park and a sister, Pat Young.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Stamps; three sons, Ronnie Stamps and wife Truby of Anton, Thomas Stamps of Amarillo and Mark Stamps and wife Jean of Fritch; a brother, Charles Gurly of Pampa; 13 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Boxwell Brothers in Panhandle.

The family suggests memorials be to Panhandle Church of Christ, 207 E 4th St, Panhandle, TX 79068.

The family will be at 703 E. 3rd in Panhandle.

Carol Faye Stroope – October 29, 2013

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Stroope Obit Pic

Carol Faye Stroope, 79, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in St. Theresa Catholic Church in Panhandle.  Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in St. Theresa Catholic Church.  Burial will be in the Groom Catholic Cemetery in Groom.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Carol was born Dec. 17, 1933, in Pampa, to Aloysius and Nell Britten.  She was a lifelong resident of Panhandle.  Carol married James Stroope in November 1952.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1998.

She also was preceded in death by two daughters, Donna Gayle Stroope in 1961 and SeLisa Ann McLean in 2006.

Survivors include a daughter, Laurie Stroope Huff of Amarillo; two sisters, Willie Mae Barnett of Groom and Betty Rae Kotara of White Deer; a brother, Maynard Britten of Edmond, OK; two grandchildren, Jamie Dark of Austin and Marcus McLean of Amarillo; two great-grandchildren, James McLean and Annie McLean.

Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers in Panhandle.

Quadene Wright – March 22, 2013

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Quadene Wright, 79, of Amarillo, formerly of Panhandle, died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Renae Haiduk officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Panhandle Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

On the morning of March 22, 2013 Quadene soared into the arms of Jesus, where she was reunited with her beloved husband. Quadene was born May 27, 1933, in Swisher County to be the second of three children of Mabel and Leo Billington. She married Charles Wright in 1958, and had two sons and a daughter. Her life was a gift from God and was full of love, tenderness, and compassion towards all who came in contact with her. She was protective of her children and was the queen who ruled their world.

She was a devoted, gentle hearted, and amazing women. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Charlie, her parents, her two sisters, and other cherished relatives.

All who knew her will remember her joy and light forever.

Survivors include her children, Wynn and Nancy Wright, Clay and Margaret Wright, Lisa and Kirk Proctor; a niece, Lori Green; and grandchildren,  Kasi, Kelsi, Katherine, Kelley, Avery, and Gage.

Glenn Annis – February 20, 2013

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Glenn Annis, 61, of Panhandle, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, in First Baptist Church in Panhandle with Josh Light, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Panhandle, 208 Main.

Glenn was born Jan. 30, 1952, in Clarksville to Jessie and Ruby Annis.  He had worked as a correctional officer in the criminal justice system.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Fricks; two brothers, David Annis and Allen Wayne Annis; his mother, Ruby Gaines Annis; and his father, Jessie Milton Annis.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Annis of Panhandle; three sons, Jeff Annis and wife Julie of Amarillo, Kevin Annis of Amarillo and Jeremy Annis, of Panhandle; siblings, Doris Vick and Helen Kingston, both of Amarillo, Pauline Edwards and husband Marvin of Paris, James Annis and wife Dana of Abernathy; and two grandchildren, Jessie Annis of Pittsburgh, PA and Jessica Annis of Mineola.

Viewing will be from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the funeral home in Panhandle.

Emma Jean Brinkley – November 30, 2012

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Emma Jean Brinkley, 87, of Panhandle died on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Panhandle. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Panhandle.

Mrs. Brinkley was born on March 1, 1925 to Homer and Vona Gray. She worked for Admiral Linen Supply and Panhandle ISD, where she retired after 21 years of service at the age of 75.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lewis Curt Brinkley on February 20, 1988; a son, Jimmy Lee Brinkley on March 19, 1989 and by a granddaughter, Tammy Ranae on November 29, 2012.

Survivors include a daughter, Doris Jean Woody and husband Lee of Glide, Oregon; two sons, Rodney Dale Brinkley and wife Patsie of Amarillo and Calvin Lynn Brinkley of Panhandle; a daughter-in-law, Pat Davis Brinkley of Panhandle; a sister, Gladys Crow of Farmington, New Mexico; a sister-in-law, Sally O’Hare of Wellington; two very special nieces, Debbie Grey of Panhandle and Donna Laurence of Pampa; nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Boxwell Brothers at Panhandle.

John Franklin Palmer, Jr.-July 12, 2012

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

John Franklin Palmer, Jr., 88, of Panhandle died on July 12, 2012.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Memorial Park East Mausoleum with Dennis Humphrey and Wylie Chaney officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Palmer was born on February 20, 1924 in Coffeyville, Kansas to John and Essie Palmer. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and had worked at Pantex for thirty-two years retiring as a fireman. He was a member of First Christian Church of Panhandle and was past Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to the men’s prayer breakfast and making any repairs on the church facility. He married Maria Wolf on January 2, 2003 in Panhandle.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Lorena Isabel Palmer, a son, Gary Don Palmer, a sister, Edna Lucille Tillman, a brother, James Arnold Palmer and a sister, Opal Lee Sacks.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Palmer of Panhandle; two daughters, Mamie Stimpson and husband Terry of Cape Corral, Florida and Sherrie Hibbs and husband Donnie of Panhandle; his twin brother, Leon Palmer of Amarillo; a sister, Mary Burton of Amarillo; two brothers, Jack E. Wardlow II and Roy F. Wardlow, both of Shamrock, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1400 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.

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

Carla Arlene Gores Black – June 26, 2012

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Carla Arlene Gores Black, 81, of Panhandle, went to heaven on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Panhandle with Pastor Josh Light officiating.  Burial will be immediately following at the White Deer Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Panhandle, 208 Main.

Mrs. Black was born on January 1, 1931, at the Gores’ home place in White Deer.  She grew up on a ranch, and was the youngest of ten children.  She developed a lifetime love for music while growing up in a home where her parents and siblings played fiddles, guitars, and pianos.  She learned to play the piano by ear, and would often play songs she had just listened to on the radio.

She married the love of her life, Wayne Black, on May 1, 1951, and they were married 43 years before he preceded her in death.  They raised their family in Skellytown, Eldorado and Panhandle, Texas.  Carla loved God and His Word, adored her sons, and was a gentle, compassionate grandmother.  She trusted God with all facets of her life, and taught her family to do the same.

Survivors include three sons, Randy Black and wife Paula of Panhandle, Chris Black and wife Barbara of Corpus Christi, and Gary Black and wife Debra of Wylie; a sister, Louise West of Pampa; a brother, Pete Gores and wife Senora of Pampa; 11 grandchildren, Chad Black and wife Bobbi of Amarillo, Kelly Black and wife Amber of Canyon, Brea Olson and husband Courtney of Panhandle, Kendra Cucovatz and husband David of Beverly, Massachusetts, Krissy Clark and husband Tanner of Amarillo, Summer Black of Wylie, Tiffany McLaughlin and husband Aaron of Plano,  Matt Black of Lovington, NM, Amanda Jones of Worcester, England, Alyssa Black of Austin, and Daniel Black of Corpus Chirsti; and 12 great-grandchildren (with three more on the way.)

The family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church of Panhandle, 701 Main Street  Panhandle, TX 79068; National Parkinson Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; or to American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

Viewing will be held from Noon to 8:00 p.m. with a family visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m, on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Boxwell Brothers in Panhandle.

Linda Kay Wilde Cockrell – October 17, 2011

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Linda Underwood Wilde Cockrell, 65, of Conway, lost her battle with lung cancer, Monday, October 17, 2011.

Graveside services are Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in the Garden of Hope.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Linda was born May 27, 1946 to Jesse and Rosa Vada Underwood in Ft. Worth, TX.   She was married to Steven Wilde, for thirty five years.  They had four children.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1997.  She married Bud Cockrell in 2009.

Survivors include her husband, Bud Cockrell; a son, Jarrett Wilde and wife Teri, of Wichita Falls, TX; three daughters, Stephany Rhue of Canyon, TX, Michelle Wiginton and husband Tim, of Memphis, TX and Brenda Raymond and husband John of Canyon, TX; two stepsons, Roger Cockrell of Wyoming and Dennis Cockrell and wife Shari of Conway; a stepdaughter, Tammy Hatfield and husband Bo of Borger; twenty-five grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

Tom F Glover-March 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Tom F Glover, 61, former Amarillo resident, died March 29, 2011, in Panhandle, after a 15 month battle against esophageal cancer.

Final arrangements are under the supervision of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Tom was born in Seymour, Texas, August 2, 1949.  School days were spent in Amarillo, where he graduated from Tascosa High School in 1967.  He received a BS in Business from WTAMU and a MFA from the University of North Texas in Denton.  Glover taught ceramics and drawing at Amarillo College from 1977 to 1986 when he moved to Guadalupita, NM, to work as a full-time potter.

He was a member of Taos Artisans co-op gallery and has pieces there as well as at Marigold Arts and the Museum of Natural History in Santa Fe. Tom served as Fire Chief of the Guadalupita Volunteer Fire Dept. for years and was a member of the Amarillo and National HOG organizations.

Tom is survived by his cousin, Judy Googins and family of Tyler, TX, and his dear friend, Marilyn Grisham of Panhandle.  Memorials may be made to Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos, NM, or Animal Rescue Shelter, Inc. in Amarillo.

A celebration of life for Tom is pending.