Archive - Jan 3, 2013 - Obituary
Funeral services for Wanda Louise Jinks, 87 of Claremore were at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Memorial Heights Baptist Church with Pastorsâ€™ Paul Simpson, Darrell Meadow and Darin Haddox officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Elm Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Musgrove-Merriott- Smith Funeral Chapel with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
John J. Walker, 88, a resident of Borger from 1945-2008, died December 29, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas, where he lived with his son. His wife, Helen Walker, preceded him in death on November 19, 2012.
Born in Ben Wheeler, Texas, on March 13, 1924, to John Henry Walker and Maude Howell Walker, John was one of 11 siblings who helped his parents earn their living as farmers in Ben Wheeler.
Leonard C. Deskin died December 31 in Amarillo.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday at Minton Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Forsythe, Pastor of Bible Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Julia Bird Williams, 96, of Borger died Sunday, December 30, 2012.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ with Lindell Brown and Pastor Harry Williams presiding. Interment will be at the Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors.
Julia is preceded in death by her parents; and Aunt Ruth Waites.
FRITCH - Jay Harstead, 40, of Fritch, died January 1, 2013 in Amarillo.
Services will be at 10:00 AM Friday, January 4, 2013, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa, with Rev. Danny Courtney, pastor of First Baptist Church of Fritch, officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mr. Harstead was born March 4, 1972 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and was a longtime resident of Borger and Amarillo before moving to Fritch with his life partner, Brett.