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Donley County Obituaries

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

June 2003


Esther Lillian Harris Owens

HEDLEY - Esther Lillian Harris Owens, 91, died Monday, June 9, 2003, in Mabank.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church in Hedley with the Rev. Bryan Knowles, pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon, officiating. Burial will be in Rowe Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mrs. Owens was born June 6, 1912, in Gainesville. She was a former resident of Hedley and Arlington. She had lived in the Mabank area for approximately a year. She married Michael Harris, who preceded her in death in 1975. She then married Otis Owens who preceded her in death in 1992. She never wavered in her love for God, her family and her friends. She had been a farmer and a homemaker. She was a member of Lamar Baptist Church in Arlington.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; and a son, Bill Harris.

Survivors include a son, Bart Harris of Trinidad; two daughters-in-law, Charlene Harris of Trinidad and Louise Harris of Arlington; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, June 11, 2003


Louise Corgill Hood
CLARENDON - Louise Corgill Hood, 66, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Taylor.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Robertson Funeral Directors Chapel of Memories with Richard Paul Corgill, a family member, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery.

Mrs. Hood was born April 14, 1937, in Estelline, Hall County. She was a former resident of Turkey. She lived in Grant Shoals for 11 years before moving to Taylor three years ago. She married J.W. Hood on March 13, 1981, in Tucumcari, N.M. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 19, 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Rieta Starnes and husband, Marty, of Taylor; a son, Kenneth "Bo" Garvin and wife, Vanessa, of Forsan; a sister, Sue Strange of Claude; three brothers, Ray Corgill of Tulsa, Okla., Eugene Corgill of Midland and Jerry Corgill of Levelland; and five grandchildren, Andrew Barry, Adam Barry, Jacob Barry, Joshua Cates and Hanna Cates.

Casket bearers include William Lee Corgill, Ricky Corgill, Gary Corgill, Rodney Corgill, Roy Corgill, Steve Corgill and David Corgill. Honorary bearer will be Bryan Strange.

Amarillo Globe-News, June 14, 2003


Claudine Todd

CLARENDON - Claudine Todd, 92, died Monday, June 16, 2003.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Robertson Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Steve Fulton, minister of Providence Baptist Church in Henderson, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery.

Mrs. Todd was born Jan. 24, 1911, in Comanche County to Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Smallwood. She moved with her family to the Brice Community in 1924. She graduated from Clarendon High School and Clarendon College. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from West Texas State University.

She began her teaching career in Brice and taught there for four years. She married Bill Todd in 1935 and they both taught in Chamberlain for eight years. Mrs. Todd taught in Clarendon Elementary and Clarendon Junior High for 11 years. She then began teaching English at Clarendon High School. Her 41-year career left a rich heritage to the community of Clarendon. Her dedication to her profession and concern for young people touched many lives. She will be greatly missed by her former students and the entire community of Clarendon. Mrs. Todd was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984.

Survivors include two sisters, Frankie McAnear of Clarendon and Mamie Cross of Amarillo; four nephews, Ronnie McAnear and wife, Melinda, of Clarendon, Dwight McAnear and wife, Sharon, of Durango, Colo., Freddie McAnear and wife, Marsha, of Houston and Billy Cross and wife, Kathy, of Somerset; two nieces, Susan Robinson and husband, Jack, of Amarillo and Jeanie Echols and husband, Robert, of Albany; 12 great-nieces and nephews; and six great-great-nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Citizens Cemetery, P.O. Box 669, Clarendon, TX 79226.

The family will be at the Todd home in Clarendon.

Amarillo Globe-News, June 18, 2003


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