Obituaries for Sunray

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.

 

 

Phyllis L. Smith – September 19, 2017

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Phyllis L. Smith, 91, of Sunray, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday September 22, 2017 at Lane Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Phyllis was born on Sept. 8, 1926.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester V. Smith; a son, Dwayne W. Smith; and a great grandson.

She is survived by two sons, Lester G. Smith and wife Barbara and Larry Smith and wife Kathreen; two sisters, Ethel McGinty and Mellodean Mitchell; two brothers, Melvin Tyler and W.C. Tyler; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Jay Russell Williams – January 17, 2017

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Williams, Jay Obit PicJay Russell Williams, 59, of Sunray, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Private family services will be held.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Jay was born Feb. 7, 1957, in Hereford to Billy Jack and Shirley Williams.  He graduated from Hereford High School, earned a bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University and a master’s degree from UT at Arlington.

Jay was a chemical engineer for Phillips in Borger, Faroe in Ft. Worth and Continental Carbon Co.

He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Williams; his father, Billy Jack Williams; a brother, Ricky Williams; and a sister, Jo Lynn Williams.

Survivors include a son, Aaron Williams of Ft. Worth; and his mother, Shirley Williams, of Fritch.

William E. Chambless – December 31, 2016

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

chambless-william-obit-picWilliam E. Chambless, 87, of Sunray, died Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sunray.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

William was born on August 29, 1929 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Walter and Clotild Chambless.   He graduated from Dumas High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He had worked for Diamond Shamrock as a pipe line superintendant.  He was a fifty year member and past master of the Sunray Masonic Lodge #1281.  He was also a member of the VFW Post 9022 in Dumas and the First United Methodist Church in Sunray.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Chambless; a son, Kim Chambless; twin brother, Walter James Chambless; and younger brother, Beldon Wrae Chambless.

He is survived by his son Michael Chambless and Elizabeth Mireles of Sunray.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida   33607 or to the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, 2401 S. 31st St., Temple, Texas  76508

Wanda Sue Satterfield – October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Wanda Sue Satterfield, 82, of Sunray, died Monday, October 17, 2016.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Sunray United Methodist Church with Rev. David McGaughy, pastor, satterfield-obit-photoofficiating.  Burial will be at Lane Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Wanda was born on August 8, 1934 in Soper, Ok. to Willie and Minnie McKee.  She attended Antlers High School in Oklahoma.  She had worked for and cleaned the Sunray United Methodist Church for many years.  She was very strong willed, strong minded, and had a heart of gold.

She married Wayland Gale Satterfield on August 25, 1951 in DeQueen, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Paula Satterfield; and a sister, Genoma Morrow.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Reed and husband Bob of Odessa, Pat Huckaby and Lan Skains of Brownfield; a son-in law, James Huckaby of Seguin, Texas; two sons, Darrall Satterfield and wife Kelly of Dumas, Greg Satterfield and wife Leona of Sunray; two brothers, Stacy McKee and wife Jan, Troy McKee and wife Patsy, all of Antlers, Ok., a sister, Virginia Hammons of Antlers, Ok.; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

The family will be at 1011 Hwy. Ave. and suggests memorials be sent to the Sunray United Methodist Church 610 Ave. L, Sunray, Texas  79086.

Lela Belle Trussell – September 5, 2016

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Trussell Obit PicLela Belle Trussell, 89, of Sunray, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Sunray Baptist Church with Ralph Morales officiating.  Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery in Sunray.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Lela was born May 9, 1927, in Akin, to Carl and Clarice King, the oldest of nine children.  She was a Tulia High School graduate.  Lela first worked as a hairdresser at Earl’s Beauty Shop in Plainview and was a homemaker most of her life.

Lela helped with Meals-on-Wheels and taught Sunday school at Sunray Baptist Church where she was very involved.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers; 1 sister; and her husband, Bill Trussell.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Rumfield and husband Bob, of Burleson and Linda Hardin and husband Rodger, of Plainview; a son, Jerry Trussell and wife Rhoda of Granbury; three brothers, James King of Tucson, Ariz., Charles King of Plainview and Dale King of Amarillo; two sisters, Retha Thedford of Alvarado and Kay Dorman of Slaton; nine grandchildren, Ronnie, Robbie and Dusty Rumfield, Kip Hardin, LeAnn Blackerby, Lisa Neal, and Gavin, Kyron and Mason Trussell; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Sunray Baptist Church, 312 W 4th St, Sunray, TX 79086.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Max Brown – August 27, 2016

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Max Brown, 71, of Sunray, died Saturday, August 27, 2016.

Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Sunray United Methodist Church with Rev. David McGaughy, pastor, Brown Obit Picofficiating.  Burial will follow at the Centerville Cemetery in Centerville, New Mexico at 3:30 P.M. MST.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox

Max was born on August 18, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas to Virgil “Brownie” and Afton “Bobbie” Brown.  He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was one of the first on the River Ron Force.   He was a jack of all trades.  He had worked as a cableman for Cable One.  He had worked for the Sunray Coop, and the city of Sunray.  He was a past member of the Sunray School Board and a member of the American Legion and the Sunray United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and taking trips.

He was preceded in death by his parents, “Brownie” and “Bobbie” Brown, and a brother, Buddy Brown.

He married Twila Clay on November 30, 1991 in Dumas.

He is survived by his wife, Twila Brown of Sunray; two daughters, Eileen Brasher and husband Jimmy of Canyon, Melissa Kent and husband James of Sunray; two sons, Max Gould Jr. and wife Stephanie of Lubbock, James Brown and wife Arin of Sunray; sister, Konda Shelton and husband Tom of Gunbarrel City; eight grandchildren, Aaron, Emily, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Anthony, Harley, Zooey, and Aspen; a niece, Shauna Ricci; a nephew, Trice Shelton; and his faithful companion, Shadow.

The family will be at 804 Ave. P in Sunray and suggests memorials be to the Sunray United Methodist Church Carpet Fund, 610 Ave. L, Sunray, Texas  79086 or to the Autism Cares Foundation, P.O. Box 180, Richboro, PA  18954.

 

Melvin B. Hogue – May 15, 2016

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Hogue Obit PicMelvin B. Hogue, 77, of Sunray, died Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Bible Baptist Church in Sunray with Rev. Danny Hendricks officiating.  Burial will be at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sunray.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Melvin was born on January 29, 1939 in Tupelo, Ok. to Otto and Bessie Hogue.  He had farmed and worked as a truck driver most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Hogue.

He is survived by three sons, Ronnie Hogue of Amarillo, Dale Hogue of Dumas, Bruce Hogue of Greenville, Tx.; a daughter, Robin Hull of Thornton, Co.; a brother, Eddie Hogue of Tupelo, Ok.; ten grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren; and several adopted children and grandchildren.

The family will be at 701 Ave. J in Sunray and  suggests memorials be sent to the High Plains Children’s Home, 11461 S Western St, Amarillo, TX 79118.

Sally Pearl Hill – March 12, 2016

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Hill, Sally obit photo

Sally Pearl Hill, 80, of Sunray, died Saturday, March 12, 2016. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Brown Memorial Cemetery in Sunray. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Sally was born on August 20, 1935 in Amarillo to Arthur and Lenora Stavlo. She graduated from Sunray High School and then earned bachelor degrees from both North Texas State and Texas Women’s University. She was the music therapy director at Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. She taught school for many years and loved teaching music her entire life. She was a member of the Sunray Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Hill.

She is survived by a daughter, LeaAnne Hulsey of Amarillo; a brother, Leon Stavlo of Sunray; and a grandson, Haydn Harris of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Amarillo SPCA at 11901 S Coulter St, Amarillo, TX 79119.

 

Calvin Monroe Hayes – April 9, 2015

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Hayes Obit PicCalvin Monroe Hayes, 85, of Sunray, died Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Sunray Church of Christ with Jonathan Zerby, minister and Tommy Long, pastor at the Cowboy Church in Dumas, officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Calvin was born on August 23, 1929, in Hollis, Okla. to Burt and Grace Hayes. He married Wanda Sue Brawley on July 22, 1950.  He served as a Sgt. in the Army while based in Germany during the Korean Conflict.  Calvin was a hardworking cowboy who loved being on a horse and loved a good laugh.  He was a man of many talents who earned his living with his hands and wits, mostly.  Through the years, he ran cattle, bought and sold cattle for others, cut and bailed hay.  Later in life, he was a co-owner/operator of Calson Greyhound Farms.

He taught his kids, grandkids, several other local kids and his nephews a strong work ethic.  He taught us the value of hard work, but also that it’s ok to have fun while doing it.  He never missed an opportunity to pull a prank or make (what Sue called) a “smart” remark.

Calvin was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.  He was always quick to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burt and Grace Hayes; his wife, Wanda Sue Hayes; a sister, Joyce Putnam; a brother, Kenneth Hayes; and twin grandsons, Calvin and Travis.

He is survived by a son, David Hayes and wife Dyane of Thoreau, N.M.; two daughters, LaDonna Dement of Quanah; Lisa Crowe and husband Barry of Sunray; one brother; four sisters; 10 grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Coldwater Manor Nursing Home, P.O. Box 1189, Stratford, Texas, 79084 or to the High Plains Children’s Home, P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo, Texas  79114.