Franklin D. (J.R.) Beadle – December 29, 2017

Franklin D. (J.R.) Beadle, 83, formerly of Amarillo died Friday, December 29, 2017, in Bartlesville, OK.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Military rites are by Volleys for Veterans.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Beadle was a plumber and was employed by Scottco for many years.

Survivors include:  Charlotte (daughter) & Tony Hoppe and Michael Beadle (son), Bartlesville, OK, Ranora (daughter) & Kenneth Cosselmon, Amarillo, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by Michelle Beadle (daughter), Billy Beadle (son), his parents, and his sister.

Virginia “Juanita” McCoy Carroll – January 1, 2018

Virginia “Juanita” McCoy Carroll, age 81, entered the arms of her Lord and Savior on January 1, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018, at Llano Mausoleum Chapel with Corky Holland, minister of pastoral care at First Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Juanita was born in Paris, Texas and passed away at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Juanita moved to Amarillo at an early age, with her family, attending school in Amarillo.  She graduated as a loyal and proud Amarillo High Sandie in 1955, going on to attend Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, Texas.

She was very active in the Amarillo Senior Citizens, First Baptist Church senior choir, where she was also a member, and the Singles Square and Round Dance group.

Juanita was in the banking business for many years working at Amarillo National Bank, North State Bank, Amarillo Credit Union, and others.  After retiring from the banking business, she worked for York Tire Company

Juanita was preceded in death by her daughter, Melody Denise Jeffries; her parents, Bobbie Shelton McCoy and Imogene Johnson McCoy; her three brothers, Robert Wayne McCoy, Billy Ray McCoy and Harold B. McCoy.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Curtis Dalton Carroll and Martha Carroll, of Temple, TX; her granddaughter and husband, Elizabeth and Dennis Manuel; her great-granddaughters, Kadence and Cassidy Manuel, all of Lake Charles, Louisiana; sisters-in-law, Dolores (Dody) McCoy Archer of Sherman, TX and Virginia Britton, of Amarillo; five nephews, Bryce McCoy, Danny McCoy, Ernest McCoy, Billy Harold McCoy and Robert McCoy; two nieces, Renita McCoy and Kay Collins; and many great and great-great nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the funeral home.

Jerome Maurice O’Rear III – December 31, 2017

Jerome Maurice O’Rear III, 69, of Amarillo died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Howard K. Batson officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jerome was born and raised in Lubbock, TX and graduated from Monterey High School in 1967. He went on to attend Texas Tech University and received a degree in government. While at Texas Tech University, he was in the marching band and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi.

He worked in the financial services industry in Amarillo. Jerome was active in the Boy Scout community as both a scout leader and later served as the district leadership for the Llano Estacado Council. Jerome was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Amarillo where he served as an usher and as a Sunday school teacher for 6th grade boys for many years. He was a strong man of faith who loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. J.M. and Dorothy O’Rear; and a son, Gregory Jerome O’Rear.

He is survived by former wife, Jayne Riker; daughters, Allison and her husband Ben Colaw and Jennifer and her husband Sage Woolf; a son, Mark and his wife Lydia; and his grandchildren, Peyton, Grady, Vivienne, Saylor, Oliver, Emma, Quincy and Jude.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler, Amarillo, TX; or to Golden Spread Council Boy Scouts of America, 401 Tascosa Rd., Amarillo, TX.


Ann Bettis Enloe – December 31, 2017

Ann Bettis Enloe, age 86, of San Angelo, Texas, died on December 31, 2017 after a lengthy illness.

A graveside service will be held for Ann at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 6th.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

She was born on March 21, 1931 in Knox City, Texas to Harry Moody Bettis and Elizabeth Dabney Bettis.  She grew up in Olney, Texas with her two brothers Harry and Zack.  While attending Texas Christian University she met George Enloe of Fort Worth.  They married on September 2, 1950 and resided in Alpine, Texas and Fort Davis, Texas before eventually moving to the Texas Panhandle in the late 1960’s.

Ann and George were in the cattle business.  They had one son, George.  Ann loved to play bridge with her many friends.  She also took great care of her husband and son and kept a beautiful home and yard while living in the Davis Mountains and the Texas Panhandle.  Ann especially loved to give sage advice to younger friends and relatives and did not often mince words.  She was gracious and was loved by many.

The last few months Ann lived in Amarillo near her son and daughter in law, Phyllis and George Enloe whom she is survived by.  She is also survived by three granddaughters, Jillian Dougherty of Raymore, Missouri, Madison Enloe of Austin, Texas and Taylor Khoury of Denver, Colorado.  Ann was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1984, her parents and brothers Harry and Zack Bettis.  She is also survived by great grand children and many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ann was a generous giver and her two favorite charities were The Methodist Children’s Home in Waco and Amarillo Children’s Home.  The family would like to thank Lisa Knaff and the other wonderful care givers of Abundantly Blessed Home in Amarillo and the Kindred Hospice staff.


Roberto Aguilera – December 30, 2017

Roberto Aguilera, 35, of Dumas, died Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Services will be at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in El Paso at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.

Roberto was born on October 11, 1982, in El Paso to Heriberto and Lucia Aguilera. He graduated from Jefferson High School where he proceded to go to technical school to get his diesel mechanics degree.  He also became a truck driver and as an auto technician.  He moved to Dumas seven years ago where he started his new journey.

He is survived by three sisters, Gila Aguilera and Angie Gaytan, both of El Paso, Cecilia Aguilera of Dumas; a brother, Ramon Marquez of El Paso; a cousin, Pamela Vasquez of El Paso; his girlfriend Karen Howard of Dumas; and various nieces and nephews.

Martha Dobbins – December 31, 2017

Martha Dobbins, 87, of Amarillo died Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Llano East Cemetery with Sam White officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Martha was born January 29, 1930, in Wellington to Harry and Effie Roy. She grew up on a farm and was born and married in the same house south of Wellington.  She moved to Amarillo in 1950.

Most recently she had been a cashier for Drug Emporium and worked at JC Penney. For many years she also was the manager for S&H Green Stamp Store.  While raising her children she worked as an Avon Lady.  She enjoyed working around people.  She was proud of her grandchildren and lover her great-grandchildren beyond measure.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Dobbins on June 3, 2013; and a grandson, Paul Dobbins.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Dobbins and wife Cindy, of Dumas, and Larry Dobbins and Cici Cameron, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; four grandchildren, John Dobbins and wife Heather, Andrew Dobbins, Steven Dobbins and wife Stephanie, and Krista Dobbins; granddaughter-in-law, Sheree Dobbins; and six great-grandchildren, Peyton, Trevor, Kesleigh, Harlee, Jazlyn and Jayce; a brother, Leon and wife JoAnn Roy, of Athens, TN.


Cynthia Ann Rittenberry – December 30, 2017

Cynthia Ann Lindley Rittenberry, 76, of Amarillo died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church with Murray Gossett officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Cynthia was born December 23, 1941, in Dallas, Texas to Swift and Ruby Lindley. She moved to Amarillo in 1945 and married Charles Lambie Rittenberry on Aug. 28, 1961. Cynthia loved quilting, the Palo Duro Club and her grandkids.

Cynthia was an active leader in many Amarillo volunteer organizations: President of the Junior League of Amarillo, the Wolflin PTA and the YMCA Board. She was an active member of the Amarillo Junior League Garden Club and the Amarillo High School Alumni Association.  She was a 50 year member Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni. And a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was an award winning quilter and was the Treasurer of most organizations in which she participated. She and Lynette Milburn founded the Amarillo High School Sandie Steppers in 1959.

She was preceded in death by her father, Swift L. Lindley, her mother, Ruby Birdsong Lindley, and her husband.

She is survived by her son Charles (Charlie) L. Rittenberry and  wife Jayme and son David J. Rittenberry and wife Darcy. Four Grandchildren, Hannah Rittenberry Wood and husband Andrew, Hougen Rittenberry, Parker Rittenberry and wife Laura, and Blake Rittenberry.  One sister, Sylvia Lindley Frazer. All of Amarillo.

Margaret Russell – December 14, 2017

Margaret Russell, 95, of Vega died Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Christ Community Church in Vega.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Margaret was born July 20, 1922, in Turkey, Texas to Benjamin and Lillie Simpson.  She worked as a preschool administrator and was a wonderful mother and pastor’s wife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Russell; and a son, James Gregory Russell.

Survivors include her children, Warren Russell, Bobby Russell, Cynthia Laxton and Timothy Russell.


John Solis – December 29, 2017

John Solis, 82, of Amarillo died Friday, December 29, 2017.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in Llano Cemetery with military rites provided by Volleys for Veterans.  Memorial services will follow at 11:00 a.m., at First Christian Church with Barry Loving officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

John was born on August 9, 1935 in Amarillo, Texas to Isabel and Jesus Solis.  He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1955 and West Texas State University in 1970.  John was a veteran in the United States Army and had worked for Santa Fe Railroad for thirty years.

He married Betty on June 29, 1960.  Together they raised three sons.  John was very proud of his three sons.

He was a member of First Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Josephine Elizalde.

John is survived by his wife, Betty Solis, his sons, David Solis and Rhonda Rossman, Alan Solis and his wife Ivet, Chris Solis and his wife Brenda, a brother, Antonio Solis, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

The Solis family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Texas Oncology as well as Linda and Liz and the rest of the staff on the eighth floor at BSA Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First Christian Church, 3001 Wolflin Ave, Amarillo, TX 79109.

The family will receive friends from 4-5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the funeral home.

Cindy Simpson – December 18, 2017

Cynthia Marie Simpson, age 57, passed away on December 18, 2017.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Known as Cindy among her friends and family she was born on March 12, 1960 in Amarillo, Texas to John Wesley Crawford and Shirley Sue Saxton.

Cindy attended Ridgecrest Elementary School for the first two years of her education and it was during this time that her parents chose to separate and later divorce. As a result, she relocated to California along with her mother and sisters.

She completed her grade school education at Olive Elementary School and went on to attend Baldwin Park High School. During her freshman year she decided to move back to Amarillo and finish her education at Tascosa High School.

After graduation she began working for the City of Amarillo where she met her husband Robert Simpson. Together they raised their daughter Tosha until they divorced fifteen years later.

She held various positions in a variety of businesses, but her favorite job was working at banks and credit unions. She could turn on the charm when she wanted to and loved helping her customers.

One of her special talents was her cooking. She made the best fried chicken in all of Texas and made sure that she had plenty to feed the whole neighborhood so it seemed. To say she was a wonderful cook is an understatement.

Among her many loves and interests was time spent at Possum Kingdom Lake and the beaches of California with family and friends. But her true love was the time spent with her grandchildren, Maddox and Nolan. Her love and devotion was never more present than it was when she was with them and her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her daughter, Tosha Marie Villegas and her husband Chris, her sisters Pat Crawford from California and Darlene Coburn from Tennessee, her brother Mike Rowlette from California, her stepsisters Regina Faulkner, Diana Doyle, and Denise Riggs all from Amarillo, her grandsons Maddox and Nolan, her niece Courtney Coburn and her two sons Caden and Elijah along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.