Obituaries

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Benny Conley

Benjamin Newton “Benny” Conley, 74, of Amarillo, formerly of Perryton, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. at Lake Tanglewood Community Church, 106 Tanglewood Dr., in Amarillo. Arrangements are under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. He was born Sept. 25, 1943 in Perryton to Virby Benny Conley and Helen Conley. He graduated from Perryton High School in 1962. He married Louise Koehler on April 16, 1988 in Perryton. He owned and operated Conley Hereford Ranch. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shannon Conley; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Louise Conley; two daughters, Brandi Conley and Traci O’Neal and husband, Jared of St.

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11
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Rites set for Hansen

Edward M. Hansen, 62, of Perryton died July 8, 2018. Services will be held Saturday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Spearman with Rev. Byron Potter officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton. He was born March 11, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from high school in Tulsa, OK and then entered the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Terri Sorrels on May 20, 1979 in Beaver, OK. He was the Spearman city manager for 11 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Allan and Bertha Hann Hansen. He is survived by his wife, Terri, of Beaver, OK; two sons, Chris Hansen and Brent Hansen; one daughter, Keri Leigh Hansen; and two brothers, Mark Hansen and Paul Hansen. The family suggests memorials to one’s favorite charity.

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11
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Wood rites set Friday

Louise M. Wood, 73, of Perryton, died July 10, 2018. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery, with Rev. Kenneth Dill and Rev. Wes Stevens officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. She was born Oct. 18, 1944 in Dallam County, and married Thomas Wood on April 29, 1993 in Clayton, NM. She worked as a server at K-Bob’s Steakhouse for over 20 years. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Ronne; her parents, Albert and Dacre (Russell) Merry; and one brother, Joe Merry. She is survived by her husband, Thomas, of Perryton; four sons, Albert Waugh of Hugoton, KS, Flint Wood of Amarillo, Brandon Wood of Perryton and Janson Boggs of Leedey, OK; one daughter, Amy Wood of Amarillo; one brother, Bob Merry of Sonora; two sisters, Charlotte Melott of Fruita, CO and Helen Bacon of Nebraska; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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Virginia Allene Jones

Virginia Allene Jones, 90, of Lenexa, KS, began her new life with Christ in heaven on July 4, 2018 at Olathe Health Hospice House in Olathe, KS.She passed peacefully in her sleep with family attending. Mom was born on January 4, 1928 to David Edwin and Lilly Ellen Woodward in Tulsa, OK. As a youngster, she moved with David and Lilly to Colorado City, where she graduated as valedictorian of her senior class. Mom met R.D. Jones, freshly back from WWII, after a semester at North Texas Teachers' College, where she studied to be a teacher. After marrying Dad on September 1, 1946, she supported him in his music and education ministry in three churches in the Texas Panhandle. They retired from ministry in 1989 in Amarillo where they lived for 27 years. In 2016 they moved to Lenexa to be near family. Mom was a loving woman and supporting wife who will be missed by all who knew her. Virginia is survived in this world by her husband, R.D. of Lenexa, KS; son Edwin L.

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04
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Michael W. Mitchel

Michael W. Mitchel, 69, former Perryton and Woodward resident passed from this life on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Woodward. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. in Garrison Cemetery near Dacoma, OK with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Michael Wayne Mitchel, son of Robert Wayne and Leora Marian (Laudick) Mitchel, was born October 12, 1948 in Perryton. Mike attended Perryton High School where he graduated in 1966. He then attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor of science degree in 1970. On August 16, 1970, in Dacoma, OK, Mike was married to Constance Jean Leamon. Mike and Connie then moved to Norman, OK where Mike pursued his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Soon after his law school graduation in 1973, Mike was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association.

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27
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Jerry Leon Farney

Jerry Leon Farney, 81, of Perryton, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 23, 2018. A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Perryton, with visitation immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home of Perryton. He was born Sept. 15, 1936 to Harvey and Ann Oesch Farney and was the oldest of six children. Jerry grew up in Wichita, KS, and graduated from Derby High School in 1954. He attended Friends University in Wichita, where he played football, graduating in 1961 with a business degree. He married Donna Kay Lusk in 1957, and they made their home in Wichita. They had two sons, Mike and Brian, while living in Wichita. In 1965, Jerry went to work for New Holland and was transferred to Amarillo. While living in Amarillo, they had two more children, Brent and Vicki.

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27
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Rites set for Smith

Kathy Lou Smith, 77, of Dallas, formerly of Perryton, died June 24, 2018. Services will be held Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at Ochiltree Cemetery, with Rev. Richard Laverty officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. She was born Aug. 22, 1940 in Pixley, CA, and married Charles Smith Jan. 16, 1960 in Clayton, NM. She was a member of the Friendship Quilt Guild, president of the Residence Council and foundation board member of Presbyterian Village North and WMU director at First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Walter and Flora (Jenkins) Barnett; and one brother, William Aytch Barnett II. She is survived by three sons, Charles Donald Smith, Jr., of Amarillo, and Jeffery Lynn Smith and Christopher Robin Smith, both of Dallas; one daughter, Traci Kathilee Kendrick of Dallas; one brother, Kerry Leon Barnett of Roanoke, VA; one sister, Chesta Sue Elkins of Manhattan, KS; and one grandchild.

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Rites set for Ramsey

Wilbert E. Ramsey, Sr., 97, died June 8, 2018. Graveside services will be held, Friday, June 22, at Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born in Canadian and graduated from Canadian High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944- 46. He worked in auto parts, both for dealerships and as an independent. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; his parents, Arch and Rose Ramsey; and one brother, Jim Ramsey. He is survived by two sons, John Ramsey and Butch Ramsey, both of Redmond, OR; one daughter, Barbara Dayton of Lee Summit, MO; three grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren.

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Kenneth Crawford rites set

Kenneth Lee Crawford, 63, of Jones, OK, died June 15, 2018 in Edmond, OK. A private family burial was held Wednesday, June 20, at Ochiltree Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. He was born Aug. 23, 1954 in Waynoka, OK. He was self-employed in the swimming pool business. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forest and Regina (Guyer) Crawford. He is survived by one daughter, Kendra Crawford of Jones, OK; one stepdaughter, Mistie Norris of Edmond, OK; four brothers, Larry Crawford of Yerington, NV, Forest Crawford, Jr., of Fairview, OK and Billy Crawford and Charles Crawford, both of Perryton; and two sisters, LaDonna Freedman of Waco and JoAnn Alston of Tulsa, OK. The family suggests memorials to one’s favorite charity.

 

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Martin Brillhart

Martin Nolan Brillhart, 70 of Slaton, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 15, at the Bible Baptist Church, 525 West Panhandle Street, Slaton, with Pastor Chris Downer officiating. Interment will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Brillhart Cemetery, at the Brillhart Ranch outside of Spearman. He will be carried in by horse and buggy. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Englunds, 1400 Woodrow Road, Slaton. Mart was born to G.C. and Oma Lee Brillhart in Spearman on Wednesday, June 9, 1948 and moved to his heavenly home on the same date in 2018 at the age of 70. Mart was a 1966 graduate of Spearman High School,and attended Lubbock Christian College for two years before enrolling in Texas A&M University where he received both his Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Dr.

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