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Hansford County Obituaries
1949 - 2003

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

Henrietta Behne Andrews
Birth:   1909
Death:   Dec. 17, 2003

SPEARMAN - Henrietta Andrews, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gruver United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Gumfory and the Rev. George Price officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Andrews was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lutheran church of Guymon, Okla. She married Loyd Andrews on Feb. 27, 1931.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979; an infant son; her parents, Henry and Etta Meyers Behne; five brothers; two stepdaughters; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Survivors include a son, Marvin L. Andrews of Guymon; two daughters, Louetta McClellan of Gruver and Charlene Finley and husband, Butch, of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren, Randy and Joanne Andrews of Guymon, Kenny and Nancy Andrews of Elkhart, Kan., Karen and Richey Thompson and Verlin and Audry Behne, all of Spearman, Kathy Millett of Woodward, Okla., Bobby Amason and Nancy and Jerry Tucker, all of Amarillo, Donna and Macky Medley of Stillwater, Minn., Phyllis and Mark Haught of Saginaw and Jimmy Walters of Missouri; 21 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Hansford Hospice, 707 Roland St., Spearman, TX 79081.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 19, 2003



Bob Griffin
Birth:   unknown
Death:   Dec. 9, 2003

GRUVER - Bob Griffin, 46, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in Wichita, Kan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Gumfory officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Mr. Griffin was employed as a driller with Cheyenne Drilling Co.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence Kruse and a brother, Mike Griffin.

Survivors include four daughters, Bridget Rae Overstreet and Echo Dawn Griffin, both of Guymon, Okla., Amanda Mae Earle of Amarillo, and Brandi Kay Griffin of Gruver; three sons, Robert Winston Griffin, Charles Colby Griffin and James Earl Griffin, all of Gruver; his fiancee, Faye Harding of Hugo, Colo.; his stepfather, Charles Kruse of Gruver; four brothers, Frank Griffin, of Hereford, Bill Griffin of Dumas, J.L. Griffin of Sheridan, Wyo., and Wayne Kruse of Gruver; his grandparents, Bud and Verla Coryell of Saguache, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to St. Anthony's School Endowment Fund, 114 Sunset Drive, Hereford, TX 79045; or Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 11, 2003



Cotter, Paul E.

b. Feb. 4, 1948, Gruver, Hansford County, Texas
d. Dec. 24, 1998, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas 

Survived by his wife and two children, his parents, John E. and Lizzie E. Cotter, three brothers and three sisters.

US Army Veteran, Viet Nam, Telecommunications.



Grady Aubrey Martin

Birth:   Dec. 19, 1898. Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas
Death:   Jan. 2, 1955, Texas

Grady's father was Hanry Jessie Martin born in Tishemango, Mississippi born about 1871. His mother was Fannie Belle Tate Martin born in New Albany, Mississippi about 1881. Grady had a sibling.

This information was taken from a birth certificate that seems to have been created August 23, 1941. It appears of record in Book 8 on page 107 of the Record of Births of Fannin County. 



Ralston, Lillian H.

b. Jan. 25, 1888 d. Oct. 22, 1949

Lillian was a pioneer of the North Plains, the wife of R. H. Ralston. They married in November of 1919 in Stratford, TX. Sons: Cecil, Orie Albert and Roy. Daughter: Viola Jean,

Pallbears named were Floyd Cline, J. C. Harris, M. F. Barkley, Darrell Cooper, Kelley Garrett, Horace Hayes, Coy Holt and Roy Thomas. Officiating was Rev. W. L. Porterfield, pastor of the Methodist church.

She lived in Gruver since 1927. County of birth was given as Rusk.

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