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Donley County Obituaries

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

September 2003


Dolly Foust Cole

CLARENDON - Dolly Foust Cole, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today in Citizens Cemetery with Dr. Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating. Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Cole was born March 20, 1918, in New Mexico and had been a resident of Claude and then Clarendon most of her adult life. She married Abram Thornton "Abe" Cole Jr. on July 7, 1935, in Clarendon.

She had been very active in the Donley County Senior Citizens Association in Clarendon for many years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 20, 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Betsy Keeney and husband, Dale, of Amarillo; a sister, Clara Bell Gristy of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice in Amarillo or the Donley County Senior Citizens Association in Clarendon.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 8, 2003


B.W. Smith

CLARENDON - B.W. Smith, 88, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, in Pampa.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin Brooks, pastor of St. Stephen's Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Smith was born Jan. 2, 1915, in Gilmer, and had been a Clarendon resident most of his life. He married Beatrice V. Jones on March 7, 1934, in Gilmer. He was retired from the railroad and had farmed for several years prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Stephen's Baptist Church in Clarendon.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Combs, and two brothers, Neal Smith and George Smith.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Essie Jean McCampbell, Doris Gardner and Joann Brown, all of Clarendon; five sons, Bobby Smith, Curtis Smith and B.W. Smith Jr., all of Amarillo, Billy Smith of Memphis and Archie Smith of Mesquite; a sister, Essie Shoels of Amarillo; 31 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 10, 2003


Avis Johnson Fain

CLARENDON - Avis Johnson Fain, 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, in Katy.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ned Creswell of Amarillo officiating. Burial will be in Oaks Creek Ranch Cemetery near Clarendon by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Fain was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Red River County. She was a resident of Estelline before moving to Donley County in 1941. She married Rodney Burchel "Fuzz" Fain on Feb. 26, 1934, in Memphis. She was a homemaker and ranch wife most of her life. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 23, 1984.

Survivors include two sisters, Sylvia Copeland of Slaton and Vida Crowder of Yuma, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be Fred Molesworth, Jack Craft, Bill Craft, Mitchell Martin, Doug Lowe and Kade Mathews.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 27, 2003


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