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Carson County Obituaries
2003

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

December 2003

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Robert Ryan

SKELLYTOWN - Robert Ryan, 63, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Brown Funeral Directors Chapel of the Fountains in Borger with Charlie Floyd, of Texola, Okla., officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Borger.

Mr. Ryan was a lab technician for J.M. Huber Corp. He was Santa Claus for area children and a member of Boy Scouts of America.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine; a son, Donald Glen Ryan of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Pamela Ayers of Canyon and Tonya Evans of San Antonio; a stepbrother, Max Greene of Spartanburg, S.C.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 11, 2003

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Howard Leon "Mo" Mohon

PANHANDLE - Howard Leon "Mo" Mohon, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Ted Welch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Mr. Mohon was born July 6, 1916, in Denton County. He served in the Navy during World War II and was owner of an antique store.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores; two sons, Purvis Mohon of Dimmitt and Jerre Don Mohon of Arlington; three stepsons, Jimmy Lee Wilson of Mount Juliet, Tenn., Kenneth Ray Wilson of Kyle and Thomas Edward Wilson of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Cynthia Mohon of Irvine, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Carol Sue Adame of Panhandle and Sherryl Simon of Wichita; a brother, Howard Irick of Aubrey; a sister, Hazel Molmen of Denton; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great- grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Crown of Texas Hospice, 1000 S. Jefferson St., Amarillo, TX 79101 or to First Christian Church of Panhandle.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 14, 2003

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Maynard Kotara

WHITE DEER - Maynard Kotara, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, in Amarillo.

Vigil services will be at 6 p.m. Monday in Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors Colonial Chapel. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Monsignor Kevin Hand, rector, officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Kotara was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Pampa. He married Nancy Ensey on March 25, 1975, at White Deer.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Rick Kotara of Canyon; two daughters, Rhonda Reed and Kathy Davis, both of Bowie; his mother, Theresa Kotara of White Deer; one brother, John Kotara of White Deer; four sisters, Joy Grange of White Deer, Marilyn Voyles of Corpus Christi, Gay Blaylock of San Antonio and Debbie Huff of Grand Prairie; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggests memorials to the V.A. Health Care System, 6010 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106, or the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 14, 2003

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James Calvin Hall

PANHANDLE - James Calvin Hall, 76, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Fowler, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Mr. Hall was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Iowa. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Lee Hall of Germany; a daughter, Kay Villanueva of Billings, Mont.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 19, 2003

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Billy Joe Stephenson

SKELLYTOWN - Billy Joe Stephenson, 71, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, in Plano.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Memory Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Fines Marchman, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Mr. Stephenson was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Borger. He married Billie Jo Willoughby on Aug. 30, 1952, in Denver. He had been a resident of Skellytown since 1959. He retired from Pantex as a supervisor after 35 years of service. He was a member of Skellytown Lions Club and First Baptist Church of Skellytown.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 6, 2003; two sons, David Stephenson and Randy Stephenson; his parents, George Franklin and Julia Augusta Stephenson; three sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Truelove of The Colony; a son, Danny Stephenson of Florence, Colo.; a sister, Frances Richardson of Amarillo; a brother, J.E. Stephenson of New Hall, Calif.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 20, 2003

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Floyd Eugene Thompson

PANHANDLE -- Floyd Eugene Thompson, of Hobbs, N.M., 73, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, in Hobbs, N.M.

No services are planned. Arrangements are by Chapel of Hope Funeral Home in Hobbs.

Mr. Thompson was born in Borger on May 1, 1930. He worked as a long-haul driver for many years and later moved to Las Vegas and worked in the casinos until retirement.

Survivors include two sons, Mike Rydell of Dallas, and Tim Rydell of Indianapolis; two stepdaughters, Vicki Olson of Spokane, Wash., and Debbie Johnston of Post Falls, Idaho; several grandchildren; and a brother, Vernon Thompson of Goodrich.

The family suggests memorials be to Hobbs Health Care, 5715 Lovington Highway, Hobbs, NM 88240.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 21, 2003

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Mary Mae Harvill

WHITE DEER - Mary Mae Harvill, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, in Pampa.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Buie Funeral Home Chapel in Rison, Ark., with the Rev. Jim Tollison, pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Prosperity Cemetery in Herbine, Ark. Local arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

Mrs. Harvill attended the Assembly of God Church. She had been a longtime resident of White Deer.

Survivors include two sons, Doyle Harvill of Pampa and Joseph David Harvill of Dallas; a sister, Sybil Pendleton of El Paso; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 21, 2003

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Frances Strickland Smith

PANHANDLE - Frances Strickland Smith, 95, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Panhandle First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Fuller, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. in Wienert Cemetery in Wienert by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Comanche County. She was a teacher at Sunset Elementary School.

Survivors include a son, Delton Smith of Panhandle; a daughter, Marilynn Jetton of Thornton, Colo., a sister, June Donica of San Antonio; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be to St. Ann's Nursing Home, P.O. Box 1179, Panhandle, TX 79068.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 28, 2003

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