Judith Ann Cox McClendon – November 12, 2017

Judith Ann Cox McClendon 67 entered heavens gates November 12, 2017. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Washington Avenue Christian Church with Jim Shelburne, senior pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Judy was born August 3 1950, to Douglas and Margarette Cox of Amarillo, Texas.  She graduated from Caprock High school in 1968 and attended Southwestern College in Oklahoma City until 1970.  She married the love her life Richard McClendon of Pampa TX, July 29th 1972.  Judy and Richard lived in Clarendon where she worked and went to school while he finished his Associates Degree and then they moved to College Station where Judy attended Texas A&M with Richard and he finished his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree.  They landed in Houston where she worked and finished her Associates Degree at San Jacinto College.

Judy was very artistic and enjoyed drawing, painting, pottery and making crafts to decorate the home. Judy followed Richard all over the country to his jobs and during this time perfected and expanded her artistic skills. In 1993 Judy and her family landed back in Amarillo where they settled down and she started a business, Gabby Anne’s, with two of her sisters, designing and making crafts for home décor and decorating homes. Judy loved decorating homes and her home always showed that.

Judy loved her Lord and Savior; she faithfully attended church from childhood through adulthood. Judy was a true description of a virtuous Proverbs 31 woman: Faith, serves God with all of her heart, mind and soul; Marriage, respects her husband and is a helpmate; Mothering, teaches and nurtures her children; Health, cares for her body and prepares healthy food for her family; Service, serves her husband, family, friends and neighbors; Finances, spends money wisely; Industry, works willingly with her hands; Homemaking, creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love; Time, works diligently to complete her daily task; Beauty, has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ.  She faithfully studied her bible and prayed; Judy would wake up early in the wee hours of the morning and could be found in the kitchen with a cup of coffee and her bible opened and stained with tears where she had been praying for her husband, children, grandchildren, mother, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews and friends’ needs.  Judy was a prayer warrior and saw many of those prayers answered in her lifetime.

Judy was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother, Norman.  She is survived by her husband Richard, two daughters Kimberly and husband Lyle Kjerstad; Megan McClendon; two grandchildren Brody Kjerstad and Klaire Kjerstad of Bushland, TX;  three sisters; Shirley Holmes, Donna Voelm of Amarillo, Tx and Pam Moore of Lewisville, TX. Judy had many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends who held a special place in her heart.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 P.M. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the funeral home.


Barbara Johnston – November 12, 2017

Barbara Johnston, 79, of Amarillo, died Sunday, November 12, 2017.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Barbara was born Aug. 3, 1938, in Big Spring, Texas to Ruth and Raymond Mosley.  She had worked as a cook for the Amarillo Police Department.

She is survived by her daughter, LaDonna Lovvorn and husband Coy as well as a sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.


Betty L. Scruggs – November 11, 2017

Betty L. Scruggs, 85, of Amarillo, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 11, 2017. Betty was a Christian and loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Howard K. Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Betty was born on December 5, 1931 in Chillicothe, Texas to Nell and Norman J. Harper. She was a homemaker and long time member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

She married Bobby Scruggs on June 5, 1949 in Umbarger, Texas.   He preceded her in death on September 16, 2014.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Billie and Tommie; and three brothers, Dan, Jerry and Mac.

Betty will be remembered for her love of family and being together.

She is survived by a daughter, Connie Elizardo and husband Joe of Amarillo; a son, Carl Scruggs of Springtown, Texas; a sister-in-law, Maureen Abbott of Canyon; six grandchildren, Jerry Owen; James Owen and wife Shannon; Carey Owen and wife Stephenie; Christie Scruggs and husband Rob; Kayla Hackney and husband Tim; and Robert Scruggs and wife Ashley; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family wants to extend their appreciation for the love and care she received while she resided at Amarillo Center for Skilled Care in Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church Senior Adult Ministry, 1208 S. Tyler, Amarillo, TX 79101.

Edward Mehl Stallwitz – November 10, 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.


Gladys Marian Goolsby – November 11, 2017

Gladys Marian Goolsby, 91, of Amarillo, died Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Polk Street United Methodist Church with Dr. Burt Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Gladys was born on September 12, 1926 in Cameron, Texas to Gladys and Earl Adrian. She had been a secretary in the railway industry.  Gladys was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Goolsby in 1994 and a son, George Goolsby in 2016.

Gladys is survived by two sons, Tommy Goolsby, Jr. of Amarillo and David Goolsby and wife Debbie of Houston, Texas; a brother, Dr. Earl K. Adrian and wife Gwen of Boerne, Texas; five grandchildren, Jackie, Jason, Amelia, Gary and Gayla; and nine great-grandchildren.

James Ernest Stroud, Jr. – November 9, 2017

James Ernest Stroud, Jr., of Amarillo Texas, passed away on November 9, 2017 at home.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 in Polk Street United Methodist Church Chapel with Dr. Burt Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ernest was the son of former Amarillo mayor J.Ernest Stroud and Nell Stroud, both deceased, and predeceased by a sister  Sherelle Culp Rouche. He leaves behind brothers Richard R. Stroud and wife Carol, Tim H. Stroud and partner Kitty Houlehen of Port Washington, Wisconsin,  sister Gaynor Tucker and husband L. Dean Tucker, 4 nephews and 2 nieces, 1 great niece and 3 great nephews ,and cousin Keith Hume of Amarillo.

Oliver Alonzo Wann – November 10, 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.

Jackie “Jack” Hunt – November 5, 2017

Jackie “Jack” Hunt, 69, of Amarillo died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jack was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Wellington to Bill and Odell Hunt. He graduated from Wellington High School and completed three tours in Vietnam.

Jack was an avid motorcycle and fast cars kind of guy.

Survivors include a daughter, Sara Moore and husband Scott, of Amarillo; a son, Wayne Hunt, of Amarillo; two sisters, Cathy Canada, of Memphis and Vicki Gibson, of Dalhart; a brother, Kenny Hunt, of Lubbock; and 5 grandchildren, Riley Vegas, Marley Starr, Mack, Jesse and Casey.

Leon G. James – November 9, 2017

Leon G. James, 92, of Claude died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Claude Church of Christ with Jim Yates and Kent Watson officiating.  Burial will be in Claude Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude, 200 Parks Ave.

Leon was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Groom to William and Lavonnia James.  He served in the Navy during World War II.

Leon married Ruby Berry on Nov. 28, 1946, in Claude.  He was a member of Claude Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Hughes; and a grandson, Brannon Meador.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby James, of the home; three daughters, Dolores Layman and husband Jerry of Neosho, Missouri, Vikki English of Claude and Jackie Knapp and husband Tony of Amarillo; a son, Larry James and wife Carol of Amarillo; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 2-5:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the funeral home in Claude.


Keith Merriott LaFon – November 5, 2017

Keith Merriott LaFon, 77, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Keith was born on December 31, 1939 in Amarillo, Texas to Kenneth LaFon and Christine Merriott LaFon.

He was a member of the class of 1958 at Amarillo High School. He was Class President from 1956-1957 and a standout athlete in both football and track.

He attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving an athletic scholarship, and earned a BBA in Finance from Texas Tech University.

He worked as a commodities broker, land agent, and in the farming and livestock industry.

Keith is survived by a sister, Sue Geroux of Ewen, Michigan, a son, Ken LaFon of Longmont, Colorado, and a grandson, Andrew LaFon of Amarillo.

At this time, no services are planned.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.