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Hansford County Obituaries
2004

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

Darrell Wright

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GRUVER - Darrell Wright, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Curry and Randy Messer officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Mr. Wright was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Levelland. He married Sara Sloan on May 17, 1952, in Spearman. He was a field operator for Phillips Petroleum for 35 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gruver. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Jayne Wilson and Jean Barnes, both of Amarillo; a son, Nathan Wright of Eldorado, Kan.; a brother, Elvin Wright of Gruver; two sisters, Nelda Wright and Ima Lee Smith, both of Levelland; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Amarillo Nursing Center, 4033 S.W. 51st. Ave., Amarillo, TX 79110; BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176; or Harrington Cancer Center, P.O. Box 51628, Amarillo, TX 79159.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 17, 2004



Freddie Vern Largent

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SPEARMAN - Freddie Vern Largent, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Church of Christ with Leonard Harper officiating. Burial will be in Hansford Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Largent was a cosmetologist and a clerk at Gordon's Drug in Spearman for nearly 30 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra Gallimore of Beaumont and Pamela Prieto of Shallowater; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Spearman's Children's Home or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 10, 2004



Ruth Mary Whitson

SPEARMAN - Ruth Mary Whitson, 90, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hansford Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Whitson was born July 29, 1914, in Garber, Okla., and had lived in the area since 1934. She married Jack Whitson on Nov. 29, 1934, in Sunray. She taught fourth grade at Spearman Elementary School from 1958 to 1978. She was a member of First Christian Church of Spearman, O.E.S. and Spearman Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 5, 1979; and her parents, Charles and Ruth King.

Survivors include three sons, Bill of Spearman, Bob of College Station and Tom of Powell, Wyo.; two daughters, Betty and Frances, both of Dumas; a sister, Barbara Jean Finley of Houston; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Jack H. and Ruth Mary Whitson Scholarship Fund, WTAMU Foundation, P.O. Box 60766, Canyon, TX 79016; or a favorite charity.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 7, 2004



Jerry Lynn Duncan

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GRUVER - Jerry Lynn Duncan, 62, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Curry and the Rev. George Price officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Mr. Duncan was born April 28, 1942, in Altus, Okla., to T.T. and Joyce Duncan. He graduated from Gruver High School. After graduation he worked on the farm for several years before moving to Houston, where he worked for a large trucking firm. After moving back to Gruver, he worked on the farm when his health allowed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Richie Todd.

Survivors include four sons, Kelly Don and wife, Sylvia, and Tracy, all of Dallas, Bobby and wife, Dawn, of Conroe and Justin of Gruver; a daughter, Launa Nehi and husband, Robert, of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren, Kyle, Allen, Emily, Preston and Olivia, all of Dallas, Sara Ann and Joshua, both of Conroe, and Alexander and Miriam Page Nehi, both of Washington, D.C.; and a brother, Gene and wife, Francis, of Gruver.

The family suggests memorials be to Gruver Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 947, Gruver, TX 79040; or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 3, 2004



Randy Carl Hardesty
Birth:   unknown
Death:   Nov. 15, 2004

HITCHLAND - Randy Karl Hardesty, 42, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Gruver Cemetery in Gruver with the Rev. Gary Gumfory, pastor of Gruver First Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon, Okla.

Mr. Hardesty had been a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Gruver High School with the class of 1980.

Survivors include his mother, Gloria Cooper of Hitchland; his father, John L. Hardesty of Ute Park, N.M.; a sister, Lesa Carlile of Amarillo; two brothers, John Hardesty of Guymon and Brad Hardesty of Larned, Kan.; and a grandmother, Mickey Delano of Gruver.

The family suggests memorials be to the American Cancer Society and may be sent to the funeral home.

Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 17, 2004



Gladys Evans

BORGER - Gladys Evans, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, in Spearman.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. (MST) Wednesday in Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery in Tucumcari, N.M. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Evans was born July 26, 1914, in Tucumcari. She married Charles Evans on March 28, 1935, in Tucumcari.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Evans of Stinnett, Vernon Evans of Carlsbad, N.M., and Glenn Evans of Tucumcari; a daughter, Marie Jones of Morse; a sister, Marjorie Jackson of Willis; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 16, 2004



Verna Merle Arthur
Birth:   Sep. 8, 1916
Death:   Oct. 3, 2004

DIMMITT - Verna Merle Arthur, 88, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Curry officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mrs. Arthur was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Panhandle. She graduated from Happy High School in 1934. She married Benjamin Samuel Arthur on Aug. 14, 1936, in Canyon.

She attended Panhandle State University and West Texas State College. She taught in the Gruver school system for more than 25 years before retiring. She moved to Dimmitt from Gruver in 1997. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Gruver and attended First Baptist Church in Dimmitt for the past seven years.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 9, 1997; an infant daughter, Marilyn Arthur; five brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Gwen Bryant of Dimmitt and Jo Wilson of Fritch; three grandchildren, Dana and Darren Smith, Bruce and Monica Bryant and Bryan Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Breanna Larkin, Keely Wilson, Bailey and Ben Bryant.

The family suggests memorials be to Dimmitt Senior Citizens; First Baptist Church of Gruver; or First Baptist Church of Dimmitt.

Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 5, 2004



Ina Faye Hulcy Soapes
Birth:   Nov. 12, 1915
Death:   Sep. 30, 2004

GRUVER - Ina Faye Hulcy Soapes, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today in First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Gumfory officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Mrs. Soapes was born in Elbert on Nov. 12, 1915. She lived in Gruver for the past 53 years. She married Clyde N. Soapes in 1933 in Olney. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Gruver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elonzo and Sara Bryant Hulcy; her husband in 1998; a son, Clyde Norman Soapes; and a daughter, Debra Lynn Soapes.

Survivors include a son, Jessie Neal Soapes of Mountain Home, Ark.; two daughters, Alice Fay Peddy of Gruver and Brenda Crowley of Amarillo; two sisters, Mary Shirley of Estancia, N.M., and Naoma Chambers of Arnett, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 458, Gruver, TX 79040.

Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 2, 2004



F. Wayne Shook
Birth:   1926
Death:   Feb. 12, 2004

GRUVER - F. Wayne Shook, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in Spearman.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gruver Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Curry officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Shook was a farmer and rancher. He retired in 1990 and liked to go fishing and camping. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 on the USS Teton and USS Halford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Leona (Cannon) Shook; and two sisters, Jane Stewart and Eloise Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Floydean; two sons, Eddy Shook and wife, Mary, of Sunray and Rex Shook and wife, Nena, of Dumas; a daughter, Rhonda Stafford and husband, Vernon, of Dumas; two brothers, Robert Shook and wife, Georgia, and Clyde Shook and wife, Georgia, of Newcastle; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Hansford Hospice, 707 Roland St., Spearman, TX 79081; or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 608, Gruver, TX 79040.

Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 13, 2004

Freddie Vern Largent

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SPEARMAN - Freddie Vern Largent, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Church of Christ with Leonard Harper officiating. Burial will be in Hansford Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Largent was a cosmetologist and a clerk at Gordon's Drug in Spearman for nearly 30 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra Gallimore of Beaumont and Pamela Prieto of Shallowater; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Spearman's Children's Home or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 10, 2004



Ruth Mary Whitson

SPEARMAN - Ruth Mary Whitson, 90, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will be in Hansford Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Whitson was born July 29, 1914, in Garber, Okla., and had lived in the area since 1934. She married Jack Whitson on Nov. 29, 1934, in Sunray. She taught fourth grade at Spearman Elementary School from 1958 to 1978. She was a member of First Christian Church of Spearman, O.E.S. and Spearman Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 5, 1979; and her parents, Charles and Ruth King.

Survivors include three sons, Bill of Spearman, Bob of College Station and Tom of Powell, Wyo.; two daughters, Betty and Frances, both of Dumas; a sister, Barbara Jean Finley of Houston; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Jack H. and Ruth Mary Whitson Scholarship Fund, WTAMU Foundation, P.O. Box 60766, Canyon, TX 79016; or a favorite charity.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 7, 2004



Jerry Lynn Duncan

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GRUVER - Jerry Lynn Duncan, 62, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Curry and the Rev. George Price officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Mr. Duncan was born April 28, 1942, in Altus, Okla., to T.T. and Joyce Duncan. He graduated from Gruver High School. After graduation he worked on the farm for several years before moving to Houston, where he worked for a large trucking firm. After moving back to Gruver, he worked on the farm when his health allowed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Richie Todd.

Survivors include four sons, Kelly Don and wife, Sylvia, and Tracy, all of Dallas, Bobby and wife, Dawn, of Conroe and Justin of Gruver; a daughter, Launa Nehi and husband, Robert, of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren, Kyle, Allen, Emily, Preston and Olivia, all of Dallas, Sara Ann and Joshua, both of Conroe, and Alexander and Miriam Page Nehi, both of Washington, D.C.; and a brother, Gene and wife, Francis, of Gruver.

The family suggests memorials be to Gruver Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 947, Gruver, TX 79040; or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 3, 2004



Randy Carl Hardesty
Birth:   unknown
Death:   Nov. 15, 2004

HITCHLAND - Randy Karl Hardesty, 42, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Gruver Cemetery in Gruver with the Rev. Gary Gumfory, pastor of Gruver First Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home of Guymon, Okla.

Mr. Hardesty had been a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Gruver High School with the class of 1980.

Survivors include his mother, Gloria Cooper of Hitchland; his father, John L. Hardesty of Ute Park, N.M.; a sister, Lesa Carlile of Amarillo; two brothers, John Hardesty of Guymon and Brad Hardesty of Larned, Kan.; and a grandmother, Mickey Delano of Gruver.

The family suggests memorials be to the American Cancer Society and may be sent to the funeral home.

Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 17, 2004



Gladys Evans

BORGER - Gladys Evans, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, in Spearman.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. (MST) Wednesday in Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery in Tucumcari, N.M. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Evans was born July 26, 1914, in Tucumcari. She married Charles Evans on March 28, 1935, in Tucumcari.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Evans of Stinnett, Vernon Evans of Carlsbad, N.M., and Glenn Evans of Tucumcari; a daughter, Marie Jones of Morse; a sister, Marjorie Jackson of Willis; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 16, 2004



Verna Merle Arthur
Birth:   Sep. 8, 1916
Death:   Oct. 3, 2004

DIMMITT - Verna Merle Arthur, 88, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Curry officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Foskey-Lilley-McGill Funeral Home.

Mrs. Arthur was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Panhandle. She graduated from Happy High School in 1934. She married Benjamin Samuel Arthur on Aug. 14, 1936, in Canyon.

She attended Panhandle State University and West Texas State College. She taught in the Gruver school system for more than 25 years before retiring. She moved to Dimmitt from Gruver in 1997. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Gruver and attended First Baptist Church in Dimmitt for the past seven years.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 9, 1997; an infant daughter, Marilyn Arthur; five brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Gwen Bryant of Dimmitt and Jo Wilson of Fritch; three grandchildren, Dana and Darren Smith, Bruce and Monica Bryant and Bryan Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Breanna Larkin, Keely Wilson, Bailey and Ben Bryant.

The family suggests memorials be to Dimmitt Senior Citizens; First Baptist Church of Gruver; or First Baptist Church of Dimmitt.

Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 5, 2004



Ina Faye Hulcy Soapes
Birth:   Nov. 12, 1915
Death:   Sep. 30, 2004

GRUVER - Ina Faye Hulcy Soapes, 88, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today in First Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Gumfory officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Spearman.

Mrs. Soapes was born in Elbert on Nov. 12, 1915. She lived in Gruver for the past 53 years. She married Clyde N. Soapes in 1933 in Olney. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Gruver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elonzo and Sara Bryant Hulcy; her husband in 1998; a son, Clyde Norman Soapes; and a daughter, Debra Lynn Soapes.

Survivors include a son, Jessie Neal Soapes of Mountain Home, Ark.; two daughters, Alice Fay Peddy of Gruver and Brenda Crowley of Amarillo; two sisters, Mary Shirley of Estancia, N.M., and Naoma Chambers of Arnett, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to First Christian Church, P.O. Box 458, Gruver, TX 79040.

Amarillo Globe-News, Oct. 2, 2004



F. Wayne Shook
Birth:   1926
Death:   Feb. 12, 2004

GRUVER - F. Wayne Shook, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in Spearman.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Gruver Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Curry officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Shook was a farmer and rancher. He retired in 1990 and liked to go fishing and camping. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 on the USS Teton and USS Halford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Leona (Cannon) Shook; and two sisters, Jane Stewart and Eloise Moore.

Survivors include his wife, Floydean; two sons, Eddy Shook and wife, Mary, of Sunray and Rex Shook and wife, Nena, of Dumas; a daughter, Rhonda Stafford and husband, Vernon, of Dumas; two brothers, Robert Shook and wife, Georgia, and Clyde Shook and wife, Georgia, of Newcastle; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Hansford Hospice, 707 Roland St., Spearman, TX 79081; or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 608, Gruver, TX 79040.

Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 13, 2004

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