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Ochiltree County Obituaries - 2003

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

May 2003

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Pauline Johnson

PERRYTON ­ Pauline Johnson, 88, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, in Lawton, Okla.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today in United Methodist Church in Booker. Burial will be in Ochiltree County Cemetery by Johnsonıs Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Booker.

Mrs. Johnson was born May 28, 1914, in Perryton. In 1964, she and her husband, Tom, made their home in Altus, Okla.

Survivors include a son, Charles Webb of Prairie Grove, Ark.; a daughter, Linda Ingram of Lawton; two brothers, Clyde Devers of Booker and Arnold Devers of Balko, Okla.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 2, 2003

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Albert DaWayne McWhorter

PERRYTON - Albert DaWayne McWhorter, 59, died Sunday, May 4, 2003.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Perryton Mennonite Church with the Rev. Donald Stoll officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. McWhorter was a machinist at Buzz Equipment. He was a member of the Mennonite Church and served in the Army from 1960 to 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Pam; four daughters, Dianna Slaughter of Belton, Brandy McWhorter and Jennifer Woods, both of Perryton, and Irene Fronhert of Germany; a son, Charles McWhorter of Killeen; a sister, Sheryl Weatherford of Eastland; two brothers, Bobby Gene McWhorter of Amarillo and Danny McWhorter of Olden; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to American Cancer Society, 2405 Utica Lane, Perryton, TX 79070; or a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 7, 2003

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Leonard Ross

PERRYTON - Leonard Ross, 58, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003.

No services are scheduled. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Ross was born Jan. 26, 1945, in Perryton and was a lifetime resident. He was a general laborer.

Survivors include a brother, Irvin Ray Ross of Rusk; and a sister, Loretta Faye Ross of Perryton.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 13, 2003

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Rita Ann Hargrove



PERRYTON - Rita Ann Hargrove, 73, died Monday, May 12, 2003, in Amarillo.
Catholic Mass will be at 10 a.m. today in First Baptist Church with Monsignor Raymond Crosier of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Amarillo officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hargrove was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Perryton. She was an administrator for Senior Village Nursing Home for 33 years. She retired in April 2001. She helped raise money for the Heart Association at Senior Village.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Katie Hurter.

Survivors include her husband, Dudley; two sons, Mike Hargrove and wife, Sharon, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dennis Hargrove and wife, Reiko, of Amarillo; two daughters, Cynthia Powell and husband, Jim, of Perryton and Paula Williams and husband, Ty, of Gruver; two brothers, Gail Hurter of Perryton and Roland Hurter of Montgomery; two sisters, Kathy Allred and Janet McLain, both of Perryton; and 13 grandchildren, Travis Powell, Tyson Powell and Tessa Powell, all of Perryton, Tucker Williams and Taylor Williams, both of Gruver, Andy Hargrove of Tulsa, Okla., Kimberly Kerr, Melissa Dies, Pamela Hargrove and Shelly Hargrove, all of Cleveland, Nicole Hargrove of Kuwait and Shanon Hargrove and Christine Hargrove, both of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to American Heart Association, 3101 Garrett Drive, Perryton, TX 79070.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 15, 2003

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Opal Thomas Archer

PERRYTON - Opal Thomas Archer, 84, died Friday, May 16, 2003.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Church of Christ with Mikel Peterson and Terry Danley officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Archer was a legal secretary and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Gruver High School and was on the state basketball team.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan E. Archer; and her parents, Walter and Ella Thomas.

Survivors include a daughter, Danna Kay Archer Brady of Arnett, Okla.; a son, Scott Archer of Perryton; a granddaughter, Cathy Nelson Fryar of Houston; five grandsons, Scott Nelson Archer and Joshua Nelson Archer, both of Sugar Land, Daniel Thomas Archer and Michael Burns Archer, both of Perryton, and Nicholas Morgan Archer of Arnett; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 19, 2003

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George Morris

PERRYTON - George Morris, 85, died Saturday, May 17, 2003.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Victory Family Church with the Rev. Marlon Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Mr. Morris owned and operated Wheatheart Conoco from 1966 to 2001. He was a 1937 Perryton High School graduate and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen; a daughter, Sue Adams of Perryton; two brothers, Alvis Morris of San Antonio and Clarence Morris of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Bert Kite of Perryton; nine stepchildren; three grandchildren, Melodee Smith, Shane Smith and Zachary Adams; 23 stepgrandchildren; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 19, 2003

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Wanda Lou Gray

PERRYTON - Wanda Lou Gray, 78, died Friday, May 16, 2003.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marlon Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery.

Mrs. Gray was a homemaker and member of Fellowship Baptist Church of Perryton.

Survivors include her husband, James; four sons, Joe Robert Gray and James Steven Gray, both of Perryton, George Edgar Gray of Amarillo and Jessie Lee Gray of Miami, Texas; two daughters, Scarlett K. Turner of Eufaula, Okla., and Patsy Sue Hunt of Perryton; 29 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

The family suggests memorials to Ochiltree Hospice Volunteers, 3101 Garrett Dr., Perryton, TX 79070; or to a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 19, 2003

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Cristina Rodriguez

PERRYTON - Cristina Rodriguez, 15, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, in Amarillo.

Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today in Foursquare Gospel Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Jose Gomez officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Miss Rodriguez was a freshman at Perryton High School. She was a 2001-2002 junior high cheerleader and a Cinco De Mayo candidate.

Survivors include her parents, Pedro and Cristina Rodriguez of Perryton; a brother, Jose Louis Pena of Perryton; and her grandparents, Luz Pena and Maria De Jesus Carvajal, both of Mexico.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

The body will be available for viewing at Foursquare Gospel Church.

Amarillo Globe-News, May 30, 2003

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