Archive - Obituary
January 11th, 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 Sheriffâ€™s Department. He was working for the City of Borger Code Enforcement Department at the time of his death.
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.
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.
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.
AMARILLO â€“ 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 â€śAbby.â€ť
She was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters.
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.
Carroll Buxton-Clifton, 73, of Borger, died Friday, December 30, 2011 at her home in Borger.
Services will be 2:00 p.m.Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Fairlanes Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Burwash, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śGarden Of Devotionâ€ť at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Emilio Cruz, 80, of Borger, passed away, Thursday, December 29, 2011.
Emilio C. Cruz was born Friday, August 5, 1932 in Mexico to Emilia Cruz. He was self-employed and did a little bit of everything.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Elvira Cruz and his son, Emilio Cruz Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Trinidad Cruz; three sons, Esbardo Cruz of Pampa, TX, Jesse Cruz of Skellytown, TX and Manuel Cruz of Dalhart, TX; two daughters, Juanita Pena of Pampa, TX and Sylvia Munoz of Pampa, TX; two brothers; one sister; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
December 30th, 2011
Betty Vern Allen Anderson, age 75, of Castroville, raised in Borger, TX and a long time resident of Burleson, TX, passed away Dec. 29, 2011. Betty was born Oct. 31, 1936 in Hollis, OK to the late Willard and Opal Castleman Reeves. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, James Reeves, and Willard Reeves, Jr; sister, Michelle Rodriguez.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Patak, 78, of Borger, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in Amarillo.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Fairlanes Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Burwash officiating. Interment will follow in the Field of Honor at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors.