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John Charles Duke

John Charles Duke

John Charles Duke, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday March 26, 2020 at his home in Amarillo.

Public viewing was held Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton. Graveside service was held on March 30 at the Lipscomb Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

During John’s battle with cancer, he remained positive and focused on his recovery until the end. John loved God, Family and Friends. He lived life to the fullest and was an eternal optimist. John was a man of faith that cared deeply for others. He was a great son, brother, father, grandfather, and loving companion to Vel.

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Hez Houston Ray

Hez Houston Ray was born March, 10, 1932, in Hereford, Texas, and died March 17, 2020. His life was marked by his love for Jesus and young people.

His parents were David and Elizabeth Gibson Ray of Bonham. His father was a preacher, teacher and WWII Army chaplain, and his mother was a teacher. His twin brother Rex Ray and his sisters Ann Rinker and Raynell Glaser reside in Texas.

In 1953, Hez left college and Rex to fulfill his childhood dream of going to Alaska. In 1955, he graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with an education degree. Later he earned his Masters degree in Physical Education at North Texas University, Denton.

After teaching and coaching in Fairbanks High School for many years, Hez became Recreation Director for Fairbanks. In the early 1960’s. He witnessed the devastating invasion of drugs among the young people.

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Jerry Lee Howard

Jerry Lee Howard

Jerry Lee Howard, age 75, of Logan, OK, passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2020.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at Kiowa Cemetery. Due to public circumstances, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Jerry was born in Beaver, OK on April 7, 1944 to Glen and Eva (Taylor) Howard. He spent his elementary and junior high years in the two room school house, Victory School. He often rode his pony to school, played pirate ship with his friends from the overturned outhouse, and developed his keen wit and sense humor and storytelling.

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Dingman rites held

Dingman rites held

Bryan Austin Dingman, 25, of Borger, formerly of Perryton, died March 18, 2020.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 19, at Victory Family Church in Perryton with Rev. Marlon Sparks officiating. Burial followed in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

He was born April 30, 1994 in Perryton and married Lacie Wilson on July 29, 2017 in Perryton. He was a member of Victory Family Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lacie, of Borger; one son, Shane Dingman, of Borger; his parents Ronnie Dingman and Tammy Helker; two sisters, Courtney Hudson and Brittney Lopez, both of Perryton; and one brother, Ronald Dingman, of Perryton.

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Karen Denise Minton

Karen Denise Minton, 70, of Castle Pines, CO, died March 9, 2020.

Services will be Tuesday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel in Tulsa, OK, with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Tulsa. A celebration will be held at 4 p.m. at McNellies Downtown in Tulsa.

She was born Oct. 14, 1949 in Perryton and graduated from Perryton High School. She attended the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa University and Cal- State Bakersfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmie and Maxine (May) Palmer. She is survived by her husband, John; one son, Christopher Minton of Austin; one daughter, Jennifer Minton of Denver, CO; and one sister, Cheryl Rhoderick of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society American Heart Association, American Lung Association or one’s favorite charity.

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Angie Marlene Meller

Angie Marlene Meller

Angie Marlene Meller, 77, of Perryton died March 13, 2020.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 16, at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Stepp officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 21,1943 in Joy, and married Kenneth Meller on July 3, 1959. He died in 2007. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Toni Rachelle Wooldridge; and her parents Sylvester and Inez (Gilmore) Hargrove.

She is survived by one daughter, Leigh Ann Lane of Perryton; one son, Sam Meller of Perryton; three brothers, Vester Ray Hargrove of Amarillo, Kenneth Hargrove of Amarillo and Ronnie Hargrove of Shattuck, OK; two sisters, Florene Gillespie of Sweetwater and Judy Watson of Perryton; six grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell, Amarillo TX 79109.

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Neida Beth Hulsey

Neida Beth Hulsey

Neida Beth Dodson Hulsey, 93, of Panhandle, passed away March 14, 2020.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery in Perryton with her grandchildren officiating.

A family visitation was held in Panhandle on Tuesday, March 17, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Panhandle. Family visitation was also held Wednesday, March 18, at 11 a.m. until funeral time at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

Neida was born Aug. 25, 1926 in Shattuck, OK to Francis Fountain and Myrtle Mae (Newton) Dodson. She married Lynn Hulsey on Feb. 17, 1943 in Austin.They had one daughter, Lynna Hulsey Armstrong. Neida was a lifetime resident of the Panhandle area of Texas.

Mrs. Hulsey was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 71 years Lynn Hulsey (2014); twin brother, Newton B Dodson; and sister, Yvonne Zoe Dodson Marak.

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Rites held for Herrera

Andrea Herrera, 53, of Booker died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Amarillo. Mass was held Thursday, March 12 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Booker with Father Cesar Gomez officiating. Burial followed in Heart Cemetery in Booker. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Booker.

She was born Nov. 30, 1966 in Chalchihuites, Mexico. She married Jesus Herrera on Dec. 20, 1986 in Gualterio, Chalchihuites, Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Domingo and Raquel Delgado Tamayo, and one brother, Edmundo.

She is survived by her husband Jesus, of Booker, two sons, Adrian Herrera and Juan Carlos Herrera, of Perryton and one daughter, Jacqueline, of Booker; as well as five brothers, three sisters, and four grandchildren.

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Rites held for Peña

Jose Alberto Peña Marquez, 22, of Perryton, died Monday, March 9, 2020 in Midland. Funeral mass was held Saturday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Perryton with Father Cesar Gomez officiating. Burial followed in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton.

He was born Oct. 1, 1997 to Rosa Peña Marquez in Chihuahua, Mexico. He graduated from Perryton HIgh School in 2017, and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jose Peña Cruz and Porfiria Marquez Cruz.

He is survived by his mother and brother, Cristian Peña, both of Perryton.

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Mary Ann Barnard

Mary Ann Barnard

Mary Ann Barnard, age 99, formerly of Perryton, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of March 7, 2020 at her current home in Amarillo. It was quite a day for her as she began her birthday on earth but finished it in heaven with Jesus and an endless number of family and friends. A memorial service will

A memorial service will be held at Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Yukon, OK on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Rev. Joe Williams of First Baptist Church of Yukon will officiate.

Burial at Yukon Cemetery will immediately follow the memorial service. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

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