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Ochiltree County Obituaries - 2003

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

December 2003

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Junior Smith

PERRYTON - Junior Smith, 62, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Laverty officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith married Sue Barns on July 12, 1963. After her death, he married Marolan Thurman on March 14, 1998, in Perryton.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Danny Smith of Uvalde; two daughters, Shae Lingo of Perryton and Kelly Brown of Dallas; two stepdaughters, Cari Harp of Sunray and Sami Reynolds of Chandler; a brother, Charles Smith of Perryton; his stepfather, Andy Longcor of Perryton; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Crown of Texas Hospice, 1000 S. Jefferson St., Amarillo, TX 79101; or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 2, 2003

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Elmer D. Bechthold

PERRYTON - Elmer D. Bechthold, 72, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. John Durham officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Bechthold was born Feb. 28, 1931, in Lipscomb County and was a lifetime resident. He graduated from Booker High School in 1949. He graduated from West Texas College with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1953 and a master's degreein business administration in 1954.

He married Earlene C. Rayn on Oct. 24, 1987, in Fort Collins, S.C. He was a CPA and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Perryton. He was a loving father and kind, loving husband.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian H. and Marie M. Kershman Bechthold; a son, James R. Bechthold; and a sister, Doris E. Born.

Survivors include his wife of Fort Collins, S.C.; a son, Jeff Bechthold of Perryton; two brothers, Ernest L. Bechthold and Paul H. Bechthold, both of Booker; a sister, Louise M. Brown of Boise City, Okla.; three stepdaughters, Debra Givens of Wichita, Kan., Beverly Lawrence of Fort Collins and Barbara Murrow of Eaton, Colo.; a grandson, Jordan C. Bechthold of Perryton; and a granddaughter, Jill A. Bechthold of Perryton.

The family suggests memorials be to Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1272, Perryton, TX 79070; or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 2, 2003

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Joe Max Schmidt

PERRYTON - Joe Max Schmidt, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with Richard Laverty officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery in Turpin, Okla., by Clark Funeral Service of Beaver, Okla.

Mr. Schmidt was born May 25, 1934, in Okmulgee, Okla. He married Bobbie J. Porter on Jan. 21, 1956, in Clayton, N.M.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Steven Schmidt of Justin; six daughters, Cindy Thomas of Laverne, Okla., Linda Kinsey of Beaver, Patricia Call of Norman, Okla., Susan Hall of Liberal, Kan., Lori Freese of Scott City, Kan., and Juli Anderson of Yuma, Ariz.; his mother, Mary Frances Schmidt of Dumas; a sister, Marilyn Turner of Houston; and 14 grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 17, 2003

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Curtis O'deal Williams

PERRYTON - Curtis O'deal Williams, 77, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003.

Private family memorial services will be Friday, Jan. 9, 2004. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Neshoba, Miss., to Jarrett and Ola India Williams. He attended school in Arlington, Miss. He served in the Army at Fort Hood. He worked in the oil field, as a truck driver and on river barges on the Mississippi River.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Martha; two daughters, Carol Breedlove of Dusseldorf, Germany, and Pam Chesney of Philadelphia, Miss.; a son, Curt Williams of Pamplona, Spain; two stepsons, Kenneth Donahue of Perryton and Ross Donahue of Spearman; a stepdaughter, Tammy Pugh of Beaver, Okla.; two sisters, Myrtle Richardson and Mary Fox, both of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Beaver County Nursing Home, P.O. Box 220, Beaver, OK 73932; Frank Phillips College in Perryton, 9 S.W. Second St., Perryton, TX 79070; or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 24, 2003

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Maxine Brown  

PERRYTON - Maxine Brown, 84, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Harrol Waterbury and the Rev. Tim Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown was born in Newton County, Mo., on Jan. 4, 1919. She had lived in the area since 1946, moving from Granby, Mo.

She married Wick Brown on Sept. 16, 1938, in Granby. She was a clerk and was a member of Full Gospel Church of Perryton.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2000, and her parents, Thomas and Pochahontas (Gold) Johnson.

Survivors include a son, Ron Brown of Perryton; a daughter, Kay Stamps of Perryton; two brothers, Billy Johnson of Perryton and LaVaughn Johnson of Carl Junction, Mo.; two sisters, Joyce Chapman and Rose Cole, both of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Full Gospel Church, P.O. Box 845, Perryton, TX 79070.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 26, 2003

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Ellen Smith

PERRYTON - Ellen Smith, 71, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in Amarillo.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Key Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Stayton officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemtery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert, earlier this year.

Survivors include three sons, Gary Smith and Ron Smith, both of Amarillo, and Rick Smith of Waycross, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Key Heights Baptist Church, P.O. Box 923, Perryton, TX 79070 or to a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 28, 2003

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Tony Hopkins

PERRYTON - Tony Hopkins, 48, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Kennedy officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

Mr. Hopkins was a hair stylist in Perryton. He attended First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Billie Hopkins of Perryton; a sister, Jeannie Hale of Perryton; seven nieces and nephews; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Perryton Activity Center, P.O. Box 829, Perryton, TX 79070 or to your favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 30, 2003

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