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Carson County Obituaries

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

January 2003


Joy Gibbins Snyder

GROOM - Joy Gibbins Snyder, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church of Groom with the Rev. David Kelly, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Groom Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors. Mrs. Snyder was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Groom and was a lifetime Groom resident.

She married Ripley Albert Snyder on Jan. 10, 1942, in Claude. She had worked as a ward clerk at the Groom Hospital, as the produce manager at the Groom Grocery and was a cook for the Groom Lions Club and baked for the public before her retirement.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Groom for many years and had been a Sunday school teacher. She later kept the nursery at the church.

Pallbearers include Earl Barker, Lynn Barker, Maurice "Cobb" Britten, Chris Britten, Randal Patterson and Gary Parrish.  Honorary pallbearers include A.J. Newsom and Bill Britten.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Jerry Snyder and wife, Carolyn, of Amarillo; a daughter, Nina Richey and husband, Truman, of San Angelo; five grandchildren, Hallie Snyder of Austin, Kemberly Alexander of Dallas, Marc and Tonya Alexander of Amarillo; Sean and Leticia Richey of Carlsbad, and Cory and Jennifer Richey of San Angelo; and eight great-grandchildren. 

The family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church of Groom.

Amarillo Globe-News, Jan. 19, 2003


Earl Spain

PANHANDLE - Earl Spain, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Grace Fellowship Church with the Rev. John Pratt, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Mr. Spain was born March 18, 1911, in Eureka. He was a truck driver for 40 years, and retired from maintenance work in Carson County. He was a member of a Masonic Lodge and 55-Plus Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olene in April 1988; and two sons, Robert in 1992 and Ronald in 2000.  Survivors include three daughters, Doris King of Ulysses, Kan., Betty Garman of Phoenix and Connie Andrews of Grapevine; a sister, Wanda Campbell of Adkins; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

The family suggests memorials be to Grace Fellowship Church in Panhandle.

Amarillo Globe-News, Jan. 28, 2003


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