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June 30th

James Franklin Farrell

June 30, 2011

James Franklin Farrell passed away June 27th, 2011 around 7am in Shreveport, LA at the home of his daughter Mischa Farrell.  “Jim” was a beloved father, husband and friend.  Anyone that encountered him could not help but be touched by his cheerful demeanor.  Jim always had time to talk and listen to anyone and everyone.  Even in sickness, he had the best attitude and was simply happy, optimistic, and seemed to care more about whomever he was talking to than himself.  Before retirement, he worked as a Dental Technician in the basement of his home with his wife Bobbie.  The kids could always vis

Nelda O. Webb

June 30, 2011

PANHANDLE - Nelda O. Webb, 76, a former resident of Panhandle, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Amarillo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Panhandle with Rev. Buddy Payne, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.

Alvin R. “Lightning” McBroom

June 30, 2011

STINNETT - Alvin R. “Lightning” McBroom, 77, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in Stinnett.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stinnett Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Gillmore, Pastor of Riverview Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Sharon Yvette Smith Tidwell

June 30, 2011

Sharon Yvette Smith Tidwell, 69, was born in Hollis, OK, on April 7, 1942, and began her journey to heaven on Monday, June 27, 2011.
She has joined her loving husband, Jerry Tidwell of 52 years in Heaven to Rest In Peace.
Sharon was a generous & caring person who had a special place for everyone in her heart. She will be greatly missed & will remain in our hearts forever.

June 29th

James Franklin Farrell

June 29, 2011

James Franklin Farrell passed away June 27, 2011, around 7 a.m. in Shreveport, LA, at the home of his daughter Mischa Farrell. “Jim” was a beloved father, husband and friend. Anyone that encountered him could not help but be touched by his cheerful demeanor.

June 28th

Joshua Adam Gatlin

June 28, 2011

Joshua Adam Gatlin, 21, of Ponder, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011. He was born Aug. 1, 1989, in Denton, TX. He graduated from Ponder High School in 2006 and Lincoln Tech in 2007. He was employed by Morrison Milling in Denton.

June 24th

Capt. Douglas Moody Smith, USMCR (retired)

June 24, 2011

Capt. Douglas M. Smith, 86, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in Amarillo.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Panhandle, where Mr. Smith was a Deacon Emeritus. Rev. Bill Austin will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Douglas was born July 15, 1924, to Blanch Ems Smith and Dwight Moody Smith on the Ems farm outside of Lubbock.

June 23rd

Billie Jo Kelley

June 23, 2011

Billie Jo Kelley
1928-2011
Billie Jo was born to Litchford and Cora Sparks on April 5, 1928, in Spearman, Texas. She left this earth May 28, 2011, to be reunited with her husband, parents, brothers and sisters. She was a fabulous bridge player, loved dominoes and playing the piano, and enjoyed a good laugh. She had a feisty, loving spirit and was adored by all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles, a longtime local grocer; parents, brothers, Aubie, James, Roscoe, and W.E. Sparks; and sisters, Opal Boxford, Owassa Valdez, and Shirley Talley.

June 22nd

Lucille Booker Tillmon

June 22, 2011

Lucille Booker Tillmon, 92, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, in Borger.
Services are pending with Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Cremation is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Tillmon was born on April 1, 1919, in Caddo Mills, La. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Borger. She was preceded in death by her husband George Tillmon in 1960.

Mariano Hernandez

June 22, 2011

Mariano Hernandez, 57, of Borger, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Mariano Hernandez was born Thursday, January 21, 1954, in Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Ramon Hernandez and Eliza Zanabria. He was a farmer for Spardex Farms in Spearman, TX.
He is preceded in death by his father and his brother, Cervando.

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