Archive - Obituary
February 20th, 2014
Louise Vanoy Owens, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away February 14, 2014. Louise was born August 3, 1926 in Powell, Oklahoma to Samuel Jackson and Lilly Pearl (Parkhill) Jones. . Mrs. Owens is preceded in death by her parents; husband Theodore Owens in 1993. Survivors include one daughter Sharon Kay Lanford of San Antonio, Texas; brother Royce and wife LaRue Jones of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; sister Patricia and husband Elzie Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Margie Askew of Gainesville, Texas.
Jimmie Ray (Rusty) Wheless, 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Norman. Memorial Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 22 at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel with his brother-in-law, Mr. Kay Litterell of Borger, Texas officiating.
Don Parker, 69, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Amarillo.
Sam Joe McLaughlin, 89, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014. Funeral service will be held 2 pm Monday, February 10, 2014 in the Minton Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Sam was born April 28, 1924 in Yantis, Texas to William and Minnie McLaughlin. He married Vada Hamil on March 7, 1952 in Clayton, New Mexico. Sam proudly served in the United States Army. He retired after 38 years with J.M. Huber. An avid bowler he enjoyed watching sports on television.
Lottie Swopes was born to Mick and Jewell (Adkins) Rowe on October 20, 1926 at Centrahoma, Ok. She departed this life on February 7th at the Noble Health Care Center at the age of (87) years. Mrs. Swopes attended school at Durham, Ok. She and Mr. Thomas Swopes were United in Marriage on November 18, 1944 at Reydon, Ok. They were married for (66) years before he preceded her in death. They made their home in Norman before moving to Noble in (1978). She was employed with the Cheyenne Nursing Home and Rosewood Manor Nursing Home in Norman before her retirement.
Lillie Simpson Chaffin, 90 of Sanford died Tuesday February 11th in Amarillo. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday February 15th at First Baptist Church Sanford with Rev. Larry Brock pastor officiating. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. There will be a visitation Friday from 5: 00 pm to 7:00 pm. Lillie was born April 12,1923 at Whitesboro, Texas to Oliver W. and Myra Womble Simpson. She had been a Sanford resident since 1948. She was a member of First Baptist church of Sanford.
Neil Ferguson, 80, passed away Sunday, February
Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 13, 2014
at Bible Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial
Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral
Directors of Borger.
Neil was born September 27, 1933 in Erick, Oklahoma to
Clyde and Ozie Ferguson. He proudly served in the United
States Army. Neil married Virginia Swaffar in Clovis, New
Mexico on July 3, 1953. He was a loving husband, father,
grandfather and great grandfather.
Joe Thomas Lee, 88, died February 8, 2014 in
Borger. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30
a.m. at the Church of Christ at Borger with Denny Sneed,
Minister officiating. Services under the direction of Minton
Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Joe was born to William Thomas Lee and Lois May
Bishop Lee November 7, 1925 in Kingston, OK. He moved
to Borger in 1927 where he graduated from Borger High
School in 1942, went on to graduate from Texas Tech University
with a bachelors degree and then received his masters
degree from West Texas State University. Joe worked
Gary Douglas Adkins, 64, of Fritch, passed
away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 7,
2014, following a valiant battle against illness.
Graveside service will be held for Gary on Tuesday, February
11, 2014 in Westlawn Memorial Park at 2 pm, officiated by
Jake Minton with arrangements by Minton-Chatwell Funeral
Directors of Fritch. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Kindy,
Scott Kindy, Seth Adkins, Michael Webb, Gary Winters and
Bill Maddox. Visitation for Garyâ€™s many friends with his family
will be at the funeral home at Broadway and and Canadian