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Melvin “Bud” Aylett

Melvin “Bud” Aylett

Melvin “Bud” Aylett passed into eternity on Feb. 5, 2020, surrounded by his family at his home in The Woodlands, Texas.

He was born May 27, 1942, in Woodward, Oklahoma, the only son of Kenneth and Lillie Aylett. The family lived in the country until moving to Laverne, Oklahoma, when Bud was a teenager.

He started going steady with Christina Ann Luinstra in January 1959, and they became engaged during their senior year at Laverne High School. The “best-looking boy” in the Class of 1960, Bud lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track all four years and was selected as the Homecoming Football Captain his senior year.

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Roberta Suitor

Roberta Suitor

Roberta Beatrice Suitor, 88, of Perryton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Amarillo.

Services will be held Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Perryton with Rev. Kevin Britton and Rev. Dan Anderson officating. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton.

Roberta was born on Oct. 28, 1931 in Ochiltree County to Rex Powers and Marguerite Thurman Clark. She married Mack Suitor on Feb. 5, 1953 in Perryton and was a lifelong resident of the area. Mack and Roberta had three sons, Lance Suitor, Blake Suitor and Lonnie Suitor. Roberta was member of the First Christian Church of Perryton.

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Eva McClellan

Eva McClellan

Eva Elizabeth Anderson McClellan, 69, of Perryton formerly of Canadian died Feb. 15, 2020 in Perryton.

Cremation memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Chapel in Canadian with Beck Timmons, grandson, and Jeff Lay officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Eva was born May 4, 1950 in Dalhart to R.L. Anderson and Sue Davis Anderson. She moved to Canadian in 1953 and graduated from Canadian High School in 1968.

Eva married Gary Don McClellan on July 11, 1995. She enjoyed cooking, quilting and gardening. She always had a yard full of beautiful flowers. Eva loved riding horses, especially her mare Prissy.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings: Roberta Haines,Roy Lee Anderson and James “Butch” Anderson.

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Robert McCune

Robert “Redneck” McCune, 50, of Perryton, passed away on Feb. 7, 2020 in Amarillo.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb.12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church in Perryton, with Rev. Joe Stepp officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton.

Robert was born March 13, 1969 to Glenn McCune and Margaret McCune. He attended Jacksonville school. In August 2008 he married Kim Lawson in Las Vegas, NV. Robert worked for DCP Midstream as a Field Operator. Robert was a Desert Storm Veteran. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, an avid golfer, and he was active in Perryton’s Jaycees.

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Rites set for Rogers

Linda Kay Rogers, 80, of Perryton, died Jan. 24, 2020.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at The Seasons. arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 2, 1939 in Perryton, and graduated from Perryton High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, O.C. and Geneva (Green) Rogers.

She is survived by one daughter, Suzanne Pointer of Oklahoma City, OK; one son, Michael Pointer of Paris, TX; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Perryton; or to one’s favorite charity.

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Lori Cates Pletcher

Lori Cates Pletcher

Lori Pletcher went to her heavenly home peacefully and unexpectedly January 17, 2020. She was born October 15, 1963 in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Doyle and Kathy Cates. She married her lifelong best friend, Dallis, in July 1983, and four years later their lives were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Alex Beth.

Lori graduated from Booker High School in 1982. She graduated from Panhandle State University in May 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

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Slaughter rites held

Kenneth Roger Slaughter, 86, of Hugoton, KS, formerly of Perryton, died Jan. 16, 2020.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 20, at First Baptist Church in Perryton with Rev. Richard Laverty officiating. Burial followed in Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

He was born June 30, 1933 in Anthony, KS, and married Alma Jean “Jeannie” Miller on Feb. 21, 1957 in Perryton. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55 and was a retired oilfield pumper.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Florence (Cantwell) Slaughter; two brothers, Larry Slaughter and Robert Slaughter; and one sister, Connie Mills.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannie, of Hugoton, KS; two sons, Kelly Slaughter of Hugoton, KS and Howard “Howie” Slaughter of Topeka, KS; one brother, Galen Slaughter of Dallas; one sister, Anita Price of Amarillo; and five grandchildren.

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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.

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12
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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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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.

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