Obituaries

Wed
19
Jul

Rick Stiles Rites set for Stiles

Charles Richard “Rick” Stiles, 55, of Perryton died July 17, 2017. Services will be Friday, July 21, at Victory Family Church, with Rev. Marlon Sparks officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery in Borger at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born July 25, 1961 in Borger, and had lived in the area since 1976. He was a field operator in the oilfield. He was preceded in death by his father, John Charles Stiles. He is survived by two sons, Jermy Stiles of Edmond, OK and Colt Stiles of Virginia Beach, SC; one daughter, Cassidy Stiles of Amarillo; his mother, Patsy Hickman Stiles of Amarillo; two sisters, Micka Lovett of Amarillo and Joanna Pacheco of Sanford; and four grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the MS Society, 6222 Canyon Drive, Amarillo TX 79109; or to one’s favorite charity.

Wed
05
Jul

Gene E. Mounts

Gene E. Mounts, age 89, of Balko, OK, passed from this world on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday July 6, 2017, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Ochiltree Cemetary. The family will have visitation at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. Gene was born on Feb. 16, 1928 in Woods County, OK, near Avard, to Clarence and Justine Mounts. By 1935, the family had moved to Balko, OK , where Gene lived for the remainder of his life. He graduated from Perryton High School in 1947. On April 22, 1952, he married Evelyn Kelln. Together they raised two children, Susan Trammell of Levelland, and Michael Mounts, of Kiefer, OK. Gene farmed most of his life, while also working for Phillips 66 Company as a truck driver and he worked at Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, for many years.

Wed
28
Jun

Mary Ann Stroud Avant

Mary Ann (Stroud) Avant, age 75, of Perryton, formerly of Eldorado, OK, passed away early Monday morning, June 26, 2017. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Corinth Baptist Church in Eldorado, with Pastor Ricky Crouch officiating. Interment will follow at the Eldorado Cemetery. Mary will lie in state at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home, in Eldorado, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and at Corinth Baptist Church on Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. prior to service. The family will greet friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home, in Eldorado on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 5 until 6 p.m. Mary was born in Olustee, OK on Jan. 3, 1942, to J.C. “Jake” and Denise (Randolph) Stroud. A 1959 graduate of Eldorado High School, Mary received her B.S. degree in Education, in July 1972, and completed her Masters of Education in May 1986, from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. On Jan.

Wed
21
Jun

Sharon Barkley

Sharon Barkley, 73, of Gruver, died June 15, 2017 in Spearman. Celebration of life services will be held Monday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at Gruver First Baptist Church with Rev.Scott Curry, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Gruver Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Henson-Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon, OK. She was born Nov. 19, 1943 in Shattuck, OK, and graduated from Gruver High School. She married Leslie Barkley on Aug. 20, 1961 in Gruver. She worked on the family farm and was active in her church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was also a Hansford Manor volunteer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lynn and I. W. Ayres, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Les Barkley, of the home; one son, Barry Barkley of Perryton; one daughter, Sharolyn Finley of Gruver; one brother, Bruce Ayres of Abilene; one sister, Rosalyn McClenagan of Gruver; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Wed
21
Jun

Maggie Boatman Autrey

Maggie Joy Boatman Autrey, 80, of Canadian, went to live with Jesus on June 17, 2017. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Matthew McCurley, pastor, and Jeff Boatman, her nephew, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian. Maggie was born March 9, 1937 in Cushing. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Leslie Boatman and Katy Novila Boatman; a sister, Wanda Kay Slaton; and an infant brother, John Boatman. Survivors include her husband, William Edward Autrey of Canadian; two daughters, Beverly Lucas and husband Rick of Houston, and Brenda Wolfe and husband Glen of Elk City, Oklahoma; her siblings, Helen McFarlin, Mary Nell Sterling, James Boatman and Dean Autrey; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Wed
21
Jun

Gloretta J. Evans

Graveside services for Gloretta J. Evans, 73, of Amarillo, formerly of Perryton, will be held Sunday, June 25, at 1 p.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery. She died May 29, 2017. She was born Nov. 30, 1943, and married James Evans Oct. 21, 1960 in Perryton. He died in 2005. She lived in Perryton until 1990, when she moved to Amarillo. She moved to Belen, NM in 2001, then returned to Amarillo in 2007. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Evans; and her stepfather, James L. Brooks. She is survived by three daughters, Betty Sue Evans Cintella, Tammy Darlene Christian and Melissa Dawn Evans; one son, Christopher Michel Evans; her mother, Verna Brooks; one brother, Lon Brooks; one sister, Michelle Ankerson; 11 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren.

Fri
02
Jun

Jerry Hoover

Jerry Hoover, 73, of Booker died Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Celebration of life Services were held Saturday, May 27, at 4 p.m. at the Booker United Methodist with Les Jacobs and Rev. Scott Richards officiating. Jerry was born Dec. 7, 1943 in Beaver, OK to Leon and Grace Hoover. Jerry married Reta Sue Jett on May 29, 1966 in Slapout, OK. He was part of the Beaver Dusters State Championship football team in 1959, 1960, and 1962. Jerry also enjoyed to fish, golf and pull some pranks on people. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

Fri
02
Jun

Lavern Weinette

Leslie Lavern Weinette, 74, died May 19, 2017. Celebration of Life will be held June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Booker High School Auditorium. Interment will be at the Darrouzett Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service Booker. Leslie Lavern “Pappy” Weinette was born Sept. 13, 1942 in Shattuck, OK to Edward and Erma Weinette. He married Nancy Crum on Sept. 2, 1965 in Darrouzett. Lavern graduated from Booker High School and West Texas University. He received his bachelor of science degree in Education and was certified to teach in all levels. He taught in Amarillo ISD, Pampa ISD, and Booker ISD, where he retired from with over 30 years of service. He worked for eight years in oil and gas with Cotton Petroleum, United Energies, and Apache. Lavern loved teaching and coaching. He taught art, health, science, math, physical education and coached every sport.

Fri
02
Jun

Beth Mays

Beth Mays, 89, of Perryton, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Amarillo. Services were held Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Southside Baptist Church, with Rev. Joe Stepp officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. The family received visitors Friday, June 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Mays was born on Jan. 8, 1928 in Perryton, to Cecil and Vasa Mitchusson Trollinger. She was married to Olaf Mays, and was a homemaker and member of Southside Baptist Church in Perryton. Mrs. Mays is survived by her three daughters, Judy Mays of Corinth, Debra Loper and husband Jim, of Amarillo and Melinda Coventry and husband, Neil, of Amarillo; two grandsons, Michael Loper and Jonathon Loper; four granddaughters, Candace Summach, Camille Garcia, Alicia McHenry and Katie Boatler; and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be made to one’s favorite charity.

Mon
29
May

Rites set for Hoover

Jerry Hoover, 73 of Booker died Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday May 27 at the Booker United Methodist with Les Jacobs and Rev. Scott Richards officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Service. A complete obituary will appear in an upcoming edition of the Herald.

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