Obituaries

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19
Jan
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Slaughter rites set

Kenneth Roger Slaughter, 86, of Perryton, died January 16, 2020.

Services will be held Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Laverty officiating. Burial will be in Ochiltree Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

A full obituary will appear in Thursday’s paper.

Sun
12
Jan
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Rites held for Beagle

Rites held for Beagle

John Robert “Bob” Beagle, 88, of Perryton, died Jan. 7, 2020.

Services were held Friday, Jan. 10, at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Stepp officiating. Burial was in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 11, 1931 at the family farm southeast of Arnett, OK. He graduated from Arnett High School, and joined the U.S. Army, serving in Korea from 1952-54. He married Regina Gray on Dec. 20, 1954. She died in 2015. He was a farmer and rancher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Martin and Erma (Bradley) Beagle; his wife, Regina; one sister, Demirita Pletcher; and three brothers, Chester Beagle, Joe Beagle and Quinten Beagle.

He is survived by one son, Gordon Beagle of Perryton; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Southside Baptist Church or one’s favorite charity.

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Sun
12
Jan
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Opal Sager Naylor

Opal Sager Naylor

Opal Evelyn (Sager) Naylor, 95, of Perryton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

Services were held Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Perryton, with Rev. Richard Laverty officiating. Burial was in Blue Mound Cemetery, Balko, OK. Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton.

Opal was born on Sept. 25, 1924 in the Balko Community to A.P. (Archie Preston) and Fannie Bell (Gant) Sager. Opal married Dick Naylor on July 11, 1943 in Beaver, OK in a double ceremony with her brother, Delbert Sager and Betty Sharp.

Dick and Opal farmed and ranched in the Balko Community, where they raised their three children. Their son Darrell was severely injured in Vietnam in 1967 and in 1974, they moved to Perryton. They cared for him in their home until his death Jan. 5, 2006. Opal was a Gold Star Mother.

Thu
09
Jan
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Rites set for Custer

Leslie Custer, 90, of Booker, died Jan. 2, 2020 in Perryton.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Booker Friends Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

He was born April 21, 1929 in Elmwood, OK, and married Mary Elva Winters in December 1949. He was a farmer and a member of Booker Friends Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Emma Custer; and nine brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elva, of Booker; two sons, Keith Custer of Balko, OK and Craig Custer of Booker; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Ochiltree General Hospital Hospice Volunteers, 3101 S. Garrett Dr., Perryton; or to Booker Friends Church, 401 S. Beaumont, Booker TX 79005.

Inspirations

Thu
09
Jan
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Jewel Willis Abbott

Jewel Willis Abbott of Graham, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2019 in Graham.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at 2p.m. in the First Baptist Church.

She was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Graham to the late James and Geneva Sweeney. She graduated from Graham High School and married Kenneth Willis in 1948. She and Ken raised their two boys, Don and Barry, in Odessa and Seminole. After Ken’s death, she returned to Graham. There she met and married Nathan Abbott in 1993. He preceded her in death March 1, 2019.

She was an outstanding cook and took great pleasure in feeding family and friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a source of joy for her, and she spent many hours reading to a lapful of kids. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Graham and Hospital Auxiliary.

Thu
19
Dec
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Rites held for former resident

Rites held for former resident

Reagan W. Butler, 84, of Canadian, formerly of Perryton, died Dec. 13.

Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 16, at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian with Lee Young officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

He was born Jan. 12, 1935 in Snyder, and graduated from Rochester High School. He married Verna Lou Tibbets on July 22, 1953. They moved to Canadian from Perryton in 1975. They owned Reagan Butler Dozer Service. He was a member of Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Canadian.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, Leonard Eugene and Ollie Butler; and a brother, Gene Butler.

He is survived by three daughters, Gina David of Guymon, OK, LuAnn Flowers of Stinnett and Kelly Lair of Miami; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Edward Abraham Memorial Home or Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. Fourth, Canadian TX 79014.

Thu
12
Dec
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Schuyler Gonzales

Schuyler Gonzales

Schuyler Ashtyn Gonzales, 22, of Pampa, passed away Dec. 8, 2019 in Pampa.

Celebration of Life services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church of Pampa with Pastor Joe Stepp, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

Schuyler was born on Sept. 2, 1997 in Shattuck, OK to Kristy Ramming and Paul Gonzales. As a young boy he would both live and attend schools in Perryton and Pampa.

Schuyler worked in the oil & gas industry. He met and later married the love of his life, Kinzey Kile, on July 9, 2019. Schuyler was a lover of music. He loved and was dedicated to the Martials Arts where he was Sensei in Kenpo Karate and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach and athlete.

Sun
08
Dec
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Rites pending for Hamann

Loris William Hamann, 92, of Amarillo died Dec. 5, 2019.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Angel Funeral Home in Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Cleora Hamann.

He is survived by two sons, Bill Hamann of Guymon, OK and Randall Hamann of Booker; one daughter, Angell Burns of Jetmore, KS; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren.

Thu
05
Dec
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Bohannon rites held

Bohannon rites held

Arlene Elsie Bohannon, 89, of Perryton, died Nov. 27, 2019.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Stepp officiating. Burial followed in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Okeene, OK, and married Edward Burel “Bo” Bohannon on Dec. 4, 1947 in Weatherford, OK. She had lived in the Panhandle area since 1958. She owned an upholstery and drapery shop.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Aaron Lloyd and Elsie Frances (Fisher) Schnell; and four brothers, Bob Schnell, Louis Schnell, Gene Schnell and Aaron Lloyd Schnell.

She is survived by one son, Freddy Bohannon of Perryton; two daughters, Linda Hawkins of Edmond, OK and Garen Pattison of Perryton; two sisters, Betty Jean Parker of Perryton and Kayleen Carter of Colorado Springs, CO; nine grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Thu
28
Nov
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Alva “Sonny” Edward Howard

Alva “Sonny” Edward Howard was born on May 25, 1938 to Alva and Leona (Mills) Howard in Beaver County, OK. He was a longtime resident of Beaver County. Sonny passed away on November 18, 2019 at the age of 81.

Services were held on Wednesday, November 27 at 11:00 a.m.at the First Christian Church, Beaver, OK.

He attended the Victory School his first 8 years in Beaver County, OK and graduated from Laverne High School with the class of 1956.

Sonny enlisted in the United States Army Reserve and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon completion of his military service he returned home and continued working on the family dairy farm south of Midway Country Church located in Beaver County, planting and harvesting crops. He also worked alongside his father drilling and servicing water wells. In 1975, Sonny and his brother Phillip formed Howard Drilling Company.

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