Obituaries

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Wannetta Irene Brewer-Wade

Wannetta Irene Brewer-Wade, 88, of Perryton, Texas died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Perryton.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Perryton. Jake Wade and Rev. Richard Laverty will be officiating, Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton.

Mrs. Brewer-Wade was born April 26, 1931 in Mayfield, OK, a suburb of Sweetwater, to C. M. and Elizabeth Godfrey Brewer. She spent most of her early years living on a family farm south of Hardesty, K. Irene completed her formal education at Hardesty High School in 1951.

On July 8, 1951 Irene married Leonard M. Wade in Hardesty, and they spent most of their remaining years in Guymon, OK. In 2009, they moved to Perryton to be closer to family. Irene was living in Perryton when she was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father on June 12, 2019 as a “good and faithful servant.”

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William Autrey

William Edward Autrey, 81 of Elk City, OK, and formally of Canadian, went to live with Jesus on May 29, 2019.

Memorial service was held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Canadian, with Rev. Matthew McCurley, pastor, and Emmett Autrey, William’s brother, officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

William was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Woodson. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Elk City, OK and longtime member of First Baptist Church of Canadian.

William honorably served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany in the early Sixties.

He was a very loving and caring husband, Dad, Paca and Great Paca. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed being with each and every one when he could. William and Mag both were loyal Canadian Wildcat fans and he recruited some of his brothers to support the Wildcats as well.

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Charlie Scott

Charles “Charlie” Dale Scott, 84, of Liberal, KS, died May 24, 2019.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at Miller Mortuary Chapel, with burial in Tyrone Cemetery.

He was born March 3, 1935 on the family homestead near Turpin, OK. He married Dorothy Wyer on Feb. 5, 1955 in Clayton, NM. She died in 2018.

He graduated from Eureka High School in Baker, OK in 1953, and served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57. He worked in the oilfield, then opened his own repair shop, Scott’s Machine.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Glendon Dale and Georgie (Walters) Scott.

He is survived by three sons, Dennis Dean Scott of Amarillo, Danny Dale Scott of Oklahoma City, OK and Douglas Dudley Scott of Perryton; one daughter, Lisa Lynn Schaffer of Omaha, NE; one sister, Carolyn Kay Buck of Andover, KS; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Rosena Yeager

Rosena Airington Yeager was the first of three children born to Charlene and O.O. (Jake) Airington in Kenefic, OK on Oct. 6, 1935. They lived in an area where many of the families were related and their playmates were cousins. Rosena was described a goody two shoes because she wouldn’t smoke in the barn with her cousins.

After graduation from Borger High School, she became a secretary for the Sherriff in Hutchinson County. In 1954, she met a recently discharged Naval Petty Officer who had served in Korea named Bill Yeager and fell in love. On Nov . 26, 1955, in Borger, with family and friends gathered, she married Billy O. Yeager at the Bunavista Baptist Church.

Bill’s career in the oil and gas services business involved everything from equipment operator to Regional Management and spanned 40 years working for various companies in locations from Pampa and Perryton, Gillette, WY, Hobbs, NM and finally Sidney, MT where they spent 32 years.

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Sardello rites held

Gwendolyn M. Sardello, 73, of Perryton, died May 3, 2019.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 7, at Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. She was born June 7, 1945 in Amarillo, and married Joseph Sardello on May 25, 1965 in Perryton. She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Guenn and Helen (Hardy) Blackwell.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph, of Norman, OK; two sons, Joe Sardello of Loveland, OH and Matt Sardello of Perryton; one daughter, Paula Brown of Norman, OK; two brothers, Gary Blackwell and Rex Blackwell; two sister, Glynnes Sargent and Nelda Brillhart; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Ranger Academic Enrichment Foundation, P.O. Box 179, Perryton; or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.

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Rites held for Hay

Carrol Gene Hay, 81, of Perryton died May 5, 2019.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 8, at Ochiltree Cemetery, with Rev. Wes Stevens officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 25, 1937 in Hollis, OK. He attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from Wayland Baptist University. He was a medical technologist, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garrel and Versie (Treadway) Hay; two brothers, Donald and Orville; and three sisters, Darlene, Betty and Arvella.

He is survived by three sons, Gregory Hay of Canyon, Brent Hay of Austin and Neal Hay of Booker; one daughter, Dakota Hay of Casper, WY; one sister, Twila Buchanan of Amarillo; one brother, Jay Hay of Liberal, KS; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Fellowship Baptist Church youth group, P.O. Box 312, Perryton.

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Betty Sharp Sager

Betty Rae Sharp was born in Crescent, OK on May 28, 1925 to Cecil Sharp and Elsie Hull Sharp. She departed this life on April 23, 2019. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose life revolved around serving others. She was the original Pioneer Woman, the Betty Crocker of Balko, the Martha Stewart of the Plains. Her home was a place of plenty and no one ever walked away from it hungry. It is said that all good things come from heaven. But Betty’s kitchen was a close second.

Her mother, Elsie Hull Sharp was a devout Christian and kept her children in church. Betty credits her mother for her strong Christian faith. She was saved in the Full Gospel Church as a child and after marriage, continued her walk with the Lord at the First Baptist Church of Balko, OK.

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Former resident dies April 13

Frederick Russell “Rick” Huston, 70, of Gilmer, formerly of Perryton, died April 13, 2019 in Longview.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

He was born Aug. 4, 1948 in Perryton. He graduated from Perryton High School and attended West Texas State University in Canyon. He worked for AT&T for 42 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; his father, John Russell Huston; and one sister, Phyllis Ballew Lile.

He is survived by one son, Johnathan Huston; one daughter, Mary Huston; his mother, Drusilla Fleming; one sister, Jeannie Mars; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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James Clinton “Clint” Caldwell

Clint Caldwell entered his heavenly home on April 11, 2019. He passed peacefully and was surrounded by family at his home.

Born in Perryton on April 5, 1932, he was the oldest of six children to James Clinton and Anna Pearl Caldwell.

Clint married Geneva Peterson on Sept. 14, 1954 in Perryton, shortly after he returned from service in the Korean War. They lived in South Dakota, Kansas, and Spearman, until they settled in Carlton, OR in 1966 where they purchased a small farm east of town in 1972. They had three daughters: Sharon, LuAnn, and Sandy.

At the age of 14, Clint began working in the construction industry. In 1978 he started his own business, Clint Caldwell Construction, and then Grade Line Construction, Inc. in 1997, serving Yamhill County. He was known as a hard worker and great provider for his family. He retired in 2015.

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Jimmie Dale Mitchell (1948-2019)

Jimmie Dale Mitchell, 70, of Perryton Texas peacefully passed on from this world on April 11, 2019 surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Jimmie Mitchell, known to everyone just as “Jimmie” was born Aug. 29, 1948 to John Louis and Penny Lorene Mitchell. He is, preceded in death by his parents and his sister Linda Gail Saavedra.

He married Carolyn Helen McCartney on Feb. 25, 1969. They shared a loving marriage of fifty years and had two children Mike Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell-Olvera. Of his children, Jimmie has six grandchildren in addition to two great-grandchildren with another expected to arrive soon.

In life, Jimmie was a man dedicated to his community and family. He was a 33rd degree Freemason, a fervent supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, with one of his grandchildren receiving his Eagle Scout award and another one close to receiving his Eagle. He never knew a stranger, and always welcomed a new face with a warm smile and a hug.

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