Velma Attebery Simpkins
Velma Attebery Simpkins, 81, of Borger, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Borger.A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Bunavista Baptist Church with Conny Moore of Borger officiating, and Tommy Batson of Stinnett assisting. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.Velma was born Jan. 28, 1931, in Logan, N.M. to John Edward and Eunice Elta (Burris) Attebery. She was a Borger resident since 1964, coming from Midland. Velma was a Baptist, and enjoyed crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, and crossword puzzles. She retired as a cook at the Hutchinson County Jail, and also was a cook at Lorene’s Restaurant prior to that. Survivors include her daughter Debbie Gregg and husband Louis of Borger; two sisters, Maxine Derringtion of Chico, Calif. and Joyce Grimes of Harrisburg, Ore.; her brother Kenneth Attebery; five grandchildren, Troy Gregg, Marc Gregg, Amy Gregg Hogan, Danielle Gregg, Amber Gregg, and five great-grandchildren.Velma is preceded in death by her parents, and a son Roger Lafferty.To send condolences, sign the online guestbook at www.mintonchatwell.com.