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January 13th, 2012

Raymond Benites Contreras

January 13, 2012

Funeral services for Raymond Benites Contreras, 65, will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Ammon Weber officiating.
Interment will follow Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Mr. Contreras died at his home Monday January 9, 2012.
Raymond was a member and a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a retired Welder.
He has lived in this area for the past 40 years and was a friend to everyone he met.

January 12th

Susan Grodzin Heywood

January 12, 2012

Susan Grodzin Heywood passed away January 4, 2012, in Scottsdale, Arizona. A Valley marketing/advertising executive for many years, she was known in recent years for her charitable work for indigent women and for homeless animals. The Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Foundation, which she created and chaired, produced star-studded awards programs that raised more than a million dollars for Valley animal shelters.

Sherry Hanrahan

January 12, 2012

Sherry Hanrahan, 60, of Borger died Friday January 6, 2012 at Borger.
Memorial Mass will be Saturday, January 14, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Colwell officiating. Rosary will be Friday January 13, 2012. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Sherry was born August 30, 1951, at Borger to Matt and Juanita Armstrong. She was a clerk for Fina Gas Station. She married Brian Hanrahan August 4, 1998, at Borger. She loved to play bingo and read books.

January 11th

Steven Daniel Willis

January 11, 2012

Funeral mass for Steven Daniel Willis, 58, will be Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Michael Colwell officiating. Rosary will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow mass at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

Mike Harber

January 11, 2012

Mike Harber or Borger passed away January 10, 2012 in Amarillo, Texas.
Mike was born to Carl B. Harber and Marcel Fahle Harber, February 2, 1953 in Borger, Texas. He married Kathie Wells on December 23, 1981.
He graduated from Borger High School, attended Frank Phillips College and Wayland Baptist University. He graduated from Amarillo Police Academy and went to work for the Borger Police Department. Mike also worked for the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Department. He was working for the City of Borger Code Enforcement Department at the time of his death.

January 6th

Melanie Gayle Whitten

January 6, 2012

Melanie Gayle Whitten, 46, lost her long, hard fought battle with breast cancer and passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Amarillo, TX. She went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born February 18, 1965. She is survived by her four children. 2 sons, Jimmy Koch of the U.S Marines, Ryan Koch of Woodward, Ok and 2 daughters, Tiffany M. McDonald of Borger, TX and Jessica K. Thompson of El Reno, Ok.

Andrew Devon Howell

January 6, 2012

Funeral services for Andrew Devon Howell, 26, of Fritch will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Grace Church with Associate Pastor Tim Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Andrew died Wednesday January 4, 2012 in Fritch.

January 5th

Phyllis Goins

January 5, 2012

Phyllis Goins, 88, of Ozark, Arkansas, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 in Ozark.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ozark, Ark., a member of Jane Phillips Sorority, and a board member of Sr. Citizens. She was born August 4, 1923 to Ross and Nora Craig Mullins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband James H. Goins and a sister Glenda Sue Cole.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 3, 2011 at Shaffer Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, Ark.

January 4th

Irma Lee Whiteley

January 4, 2012

AMARILLO – Irma Lee Whiteley, 85, died Jan. 2, 2012.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Llano Cemetery with Pastor Larry McKnight officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Martin Road Chapel, Amarillo, TX.
Mrs. Whiteley was born on Sept. 11, 1926, in Lelia Lake to C.W. and Ida Robinette. She married James Whiteley on Feb. 9, 1946, in Amarillo, TX. Irma loved her family and friends and had a special place in her heart for her little dog “Abby.”
She was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters.

January 3rd

Tommie Lou Parkhurst

January 3, 2012

Tommie Lou Parkhurst, 62, of Borger was born April 9, 1949 in Mena, Arkansas. She went to heaven to join the loved ones who passed before her on December 31, 2011 in Amarillo, Texas.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Leonard Forsythe officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetary. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.

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