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We are attempting to present a memorial to our classmates who have passed.  Contributions and suggestions are sincerely appreciated. A link to this page is posted on FB Tascosa Class of 1963
Date(s): updated  Feb 20, 2020. Photos by Las Memorias 1963. 1 - 73 of 73 Total. 7948 Visits.
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Richard Kinney Edit
Lanna reported deceased April 29,2020..cancer.. no services planned Edit

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Marsha Allen Edit
December 1, 1944 - May 14, 2019
Baytown, Texas

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Bobby Blanks Feb 18 2020 Edit
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Norval Dee Meredith January 11, 2020 Edit
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Dwight Huber May 24, 2019 Edit
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Suzanne Oles Edit
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"B Jan 15, 1945 D April 22, 2019"
"Suzanne Oles Hyatt, 74, of Amarillo died Monday, Apri..."
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Rikki Skaggs 3 16 19 Edit
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"Rikki Mae Sellinger, 74, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, p..."
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Charles Greever Edit
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Patti Nuss Oaks Edit
Aug 11, 2018
below is "cut n paste" link to obit
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Marc  Cooper Edit
Doug Rankin submitted this for Memorial Edit
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Frankie Orman Dec 18, 2018 Edit
located by family members in her home on Dec 18, 2017. Apparently from natural causes. Frankie: a very special person whom I  considered a dear friend that will be sorrily missed. Edit
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Ned Abbott Edit
Reported passing on Wednesday Aug 9,2017 from cancer. FB profile shows residence in Port Salerno Fla.  Retired from CBS, Inc. Visit his FB page. interesting what you can learn about your classmates.

"Dedicated to animal rescue work. Thank you Ned!"
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Terry Ausbun Edit
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Terry was born Jan. 21, 1945, in Hugoton, Kan. to James and Lois Ausbun. He graduated from Tascosa High School then went to the Navy for seven years, serving 6 years on a nuclear submarine.

Following his military service, he earned a bachelor’s degree and then began a career in the computer industry as a programmer and computer technician. Terry worked at Indiana Gatlinburg and Portland, Oregon Convention Centers. He also traveled overseas to set up computers.  Terry retired in 2011 and moved to Amarillo.

He was preceded in death by a niece, Jamie Lester, in 2012.

Survivors include two sisters, Jimmie Lois Hubbard and husband Walter, of Panhandle and Rhonda Marie Ausbun, of Amarillo; nieces, Rhonda Mendez and husband, Todd, of Frisco, Pamela Dutcher and husband David, of Panhandle, ...
"Terry pasted on February 4th 2017"
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Johnny Wiedling Edit
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Howard K. Batson, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

John was born in Dumas, TX on November 3rd, 1944. His parents were Carl and Margaret Weidling. Growing up, John set numerous records at Avondale Elementary, was always the team captain, and played quarterback through his high school career. He graduated from Tascosa High school in 1963 and then received a scholarship to University of Texas at Austin and later went to play quarterback and linebacker for UT.

John was a charismatic character, he handed two dollars bills out to make you smile, wished everyone good luck before a movie started, and would give away everything he owned if someone was in need. Everyone considered him their best friend. He was everyone’s best friend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Weid...
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Winston "Pat" Murphy Class of 62   November 6, 1943 – June 2 Edit
Winston Patrick Murphy, age 72, of Boone, died June 28, 2016, at the Boone County Hospital. Following his wishes, he has been cremated.

A Memorial Service will be Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone Alliance Church
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Allen-Brown Edit
Bird Allen Brown, Jr.
May 4, 1944 - June 20, 2016
resident of Van, TX
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Lee Davidson Edit
Passed away in March 2016 while wintering in Peoria AZ (I think cancer). Edit

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David Miller Edit
David R. Miller age 70, of Amarillo died January 11, 2016 in Amarillo.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 16th at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Roger Hubbard of Lake Tanglewood Community Church will officiate. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.

David was born in Lubbock on March 28, 1945 to Marvin and Melba Miller. He was raised in Amarillo where he attended Tascosa High School and Amarillo College before graduating from UT in 1967. David served in the United States Navy followed by a career with Levi Strauss. Later David returned to the Panhandle to pursue his passion for the oil and gas industry.

David married Suzi in 1991. Together, David and Suzi were involved in many philanthropic endeavors within the community.

David is survived by his wife of twenty four years, Suzi; his daughter, Ali Miller of Amarillo; his two sons, Chris Miller and wife Bridgett of La Quinta, CA. and Jeff Miller and his wife ...

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Nicki Bridges Edit
Deceased July 11 2015 of natural causes. We are fortunate to have attended high school with so many first class ladies. Nicki indeed an angel. Thank you Lord. (07/12/15) Edit

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Lendon "Lindy" Smith Edit
Dr. Lendon Jerome Smith “Lindy” was called to be with the Lord while sleeping on the morning of March 2, 2015. He was born on July 3, 1945 to Lendon Sr. and Veda Hazel Smith in Amarillo, Texas. Lendon is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda Smith; son, Trace Smith and wife Rebecca, granddaughter Marissa; brother, Keith Crawley and wife Patti; nephew Jason and niece Whitney; and a host of other family and friends. Lendon graduated from West Texas State University in 1970. He proudly served in the United States Navy as a Medical Corpsman for 4 years. He also served in the United States Air Force for 16 years and retired as a Major. Earned several degrees including an Associates degree, Bachelor degree 2 Masters degrees 1 earned from Dallas Theological Seminary. He later earned a Doctorate degree from Tindale Seminary. He then served the Lord as a Pastor for 20 Years. A grave side service for Lendon Smith will be on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2pm in Memorial Park Cemetery in Ama... Edit

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William McCracken from 1962 YEARBOOK Edit
William Henry McCracken, age 68, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was born on March 26, 1945 in Childress, Texas, the son of the late John George and Lucille Shackelford McCracken. Henry was a resident of Possum Kingdom Lake for 30 years, Henry owned Lil Mac Construction, P.K. Concrete and McCracken Boat Storage. His health forced him to retire four years ago.

Henry married Jackie Nichols April 1, 1962. Henry married his present wife Ruth Fields Sinclair McCracken in September 17, 1975.

Henry is survived by one daughter, Teresa Kabe of Flagstaff, Arizona, step daughters Brenda Sinclair Whitmire, P. K. Lake, Jennifer Sinclair Marlar and hus-band Jeff of Pampa, Texas. Step sons Brent Sinclair of Panhandle, Tx. and Earl Sinclair, wife Diane, of Panhandle, Tx. Grandchildren Candy (Phillip) Hanson, and 4 great grandchildren, Brittany Kabe and Lindsey (Anthony) Channey and great grandson Thomas. David Hacker, Tan...
"thank you to Doug Rankin for the info"
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Betsey Jarrett Edit
Deceased details unknown Edit

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Bill Miracle Edit
Married to Sue Ann Hayes. Died young on Sept 21 1970 Edit

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Bob DePorter Edit
Bob DePorter died in April 1966 of rabbit fever while studying animal husbandry in Tulsa. Info per Betty Andrews Edit

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Brenda Sheets Edit
My cousin Brenda.  Born Sept 21 1945 Married Rusty Elwell in 1967 Rusty was an Amarillo High School Graduate. No children,  Died July 27, 2006 of cancer, Rusty's death followed on Sept 5, 2006 of heart failure. Edit

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Charles Ledbetter Edit
January 7, 2011 Preliminary autopsy results show an Amarillo man died Saturday of smoke inhalation when his mobile home burned down, authorities said Thursday.

Fire officials found Charles Ray Ledbetter, 66, and his Labrador retriever Scooter dead in a mobile home at 906 Ottawa Trail, said Randall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Danny Alexander.

About 2:10 p.m. Saturday, fire crews were dispatched to the mobile home. Randall County, Canyon, Lake Tanglewood and Amarillo fire crews battled the blaze, which began in one mobile home and spread to an unoccupied mobile home, authorities said.

The mobile homes were fully engulfed, but fire crews quickly extinguished the fire, Alexander said.

The cause of the fire undetermined

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Darlene Cates Edit
Darlene Hansen, 61, of Amarillo died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006.
Services  in Memorial Park East Mausoleum with the Rev. Melvin Suttle, pastor of San Jacinto Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Darlene Cates Hansen was born Jan. 5, 1945, in Amarillo to Don and Verlane Cates. She was a branch manager for Commercial Credit Corp. and a member of San Jacinto Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Beaver of Amarillo; and a grandson, Ian Beaver of

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David Hodde Edit
Ann Owen reported  see learned that David passed away some time om 2003. (posted 04/13/08 Edit

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Charles Cathart Class of 62 Edit
Deceased Feb 19, 2016. Edit
"Truly a talented, friendly person who always added go..."
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Dewayne Furrh Edit
Deceased date and details unknown..One of the really nice guys.  We had fun in the snow in Dewayne's Jeep.  This is the worst way to lose an old friend. Edit

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Dickie Khoury Edit
July 8, 1944 - August 29, 2010. Dick Khoury passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010. Please see comment section Edit
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Don Whitehead Edit
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Garry Givens Edit
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Gary Givens Edit
Gary Earl Givens, 63, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.

Gary was born March 2, 1945, in Clarendon, Texas, the son of James Earl Givens and Ella Mae Sullivan. He married Lindsey Rose Dowell in 1967 in Amarillo. He graduated from Tascosa High School in 1963 and WTSU in 1968. He joined the Air Force as an officer, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross for a mission over North Vietnam. He obtained his CPA certificate and worked at Plains Chevrolet, Brooks Wilson CPA firm and Santa Fe Energy in Amarillo.

He moved in 1990 to Artesia, where he worked at Yates Petroleum Corp. for 17 years, retiring in July 2007. He attended First Baptist Church in Artesia. He loved teaching the Bible and was very thankful for the faith instilled in him by his parents and Bible teachers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bob Givens of Keyes, Okla.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years; five daughters, Kristi Kendall and husband Jim of Amarillo, Paula Givens and Ha...

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Elaine Foster Edit
James Baker tells us and Bonnie Beville confirms that Elaine died very young. Please read comments Edit
"Bonnie Bevill: Elaine Foster did die in Amarillo abou..."
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Genelyn Cannon Edit
Genelyn Cannon Ray Deceased Sept 29, 2006 Edit

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Harold Hammack Edit
Deceased details unknown Edit

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Jackie Weatherly Edit
Jacqueline Weatherly-Essary, 67, of Amarillo, died Monday, April 8, 2013.  Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.  Burial  Llano Cemetery. Edit

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Ike Edwards Edit
Ike was not in our 1962-63 Class pictures. This is from the Junior annual (61-62). Ike Passed away January 17th, 2011 Edit

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Jarrell Rutherford Edit
Jarrell “Jerry” Rutherford passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Edit

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Jerry Dickerson Edit
Jerry is buried in Amarillo Llano Cemetery along with his mother and father. I understand he was electrocuted while trimming trees summer 1961 Edit

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Jerry Perry Edit
Jerry W. Perry, 59, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005.
www.findagrave.com #31018495
Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jerry Perry was born Feb. 3, 1945, in Amarillo, graduating from Tascosa High School in 1963. He lived and worked in Amarillo since returning from Dallas in 1987. Jerry enjoyed life, loved his friends and family and was a person who never met a stranger. Survivors include two brothers, Larry Perry of Amarillo and Rick Perry of Bryan; a sister, Linda Raines of Denton; three nieces; a nephew; and a special friend, Patty Nall of Amarillo.
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Jim  Cooper Wright Edit
Jim is buried in Llano Cemetery. Killed Feb 24th 1963 in a single vehicle accident on the Canyon Hwy. Locate his marker on www.findagrave.com memorial #20144220 Edit

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Jodie Phillips Edit
Jodie Morris Phillips, 63, formerly of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.

Services  San Jacinto Church of Christ Leonard Harper officiating. Burial Llano Cemetery. Mr. Phillips was born Jan. 12, 1945, in Temple to Jack and Laune Phillips. He was raised in Amarillo and graduated from Tascosa High School. Mr. Phillips received his bachelor's degree and his master's degree at Abilene Christian University. He married Donna Skelton on July 19, 1968, in Amarillo. They moved to Abilene in 1969 and then moved to College Station, where he attended Texas A&M University in 1972.

They lived in Corpus Christi from 1973 until his death. He worked as a salesman for Masoneilan Oil Field Supply and Collier Equipment Corp. Mr. Phillips loved golfing, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Phillips; two sons, Matt Phillips and wife Jenny of Austin and David Phillips and wife Connie of San Antonio; his father, Jack Phillips of Amarillo; two brothers, Ji...

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John Petram Edit
Died in 1991 Edit

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Johnny Wilson Edit
Reported killed in Spring, Texas auto accident Tuesday Nov.14, 2006. Surviving family wife Carla and son Johnny Jr. Edit

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Jolene Thomas Edit
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Judy Bates Edit
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Karen Weems Edit
Karen Weems/Wilcox passed away Monday, July 2, 2007.  Boxwell Brothers  The family suggests memorials be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Edit

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Larry Gailey Edit
Deceased 2010 details unknown Edit

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Linda Worley Edit
Linda Worley died of a heart attack. At our 25 yr reunion, I (Mark) bought a get well card & had everyone sign it & sent it to her. She wrote back an acknowledgment of how wonderful it was to receive such a beautiful gift signed by everyone then a few wks later, her mother called & informed me (Mark) that Linda had passed away. She had a weakened heart due to a previous heart attack & her mother hadn't expected her to live much longer which is why the card was sent. She left us a matter of months later. She was living in Ca., don't recall exactly where. **** PS  Thank you Mark Yarbrough for this  information for Linda's memorial.   Dennis Eubanks thank you for encouraging an update. Can't be done without assistance.. (02/07/15) Edit

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Martha Young Edit
Jan. 15, 1945 — April 26, 2013
*link to MARTHA's PICTURE*

Martha Marie Young Kitchell was born in Sherman, Texas, on Jan. 15, 1945, to Stanley Weldon Young and Lois Marie Young. Her father Stanley was an instructor at the Air Force Base in Sherman.

Martha graduated Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas. She attended Texas Tech University and became an Eastern Airlines flight attendant.

Martha moved to Atlanta with her former husband, joined Neiman Marcus and raised her three children. She was very active in a number of choral concert groups.

Martha met her husband Jim Kitchell on a choral concert tour throughout Germany and Austria with Peachtree Presbyterian Church Choir in 2000, and they were married on Mother's Day in 2001.

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"A truly lovely, talented classmate. rx"
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Maryann Beard Edit
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Mike Roberts Edit
Died June 22 1998 Edit

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Mike Wheeless Edit
Deceased  details unknown Edit

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Pat Ryan Edit
Pat (Patrick Wayne) Ryan died in hospice in The Woodlands, TX, on December 17, 2012; a few weeks short of his 68th birthday, January 10, 2013. Funeral arrangements have not been decided, but burial will likely be in Burleson County, TX. Edit

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Patricia Powers Edit
Passed away November 6 2005 Edit

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Paula Porterfield Edit
Died Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Edit

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Paulette Duniven Edit
Paulette Duniven Noble, died Sunday June 2, 2013.  LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Home, are  Llano Cemetery.The family suggests memorials be to the American Heart Association online guest book at www.lagroneblackburnshaw.com Edit

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Rhonda Turman Edit
Born Oct 10, 1944 Passed March 25, 2004.  Survivded by brother Rick Turman and sister Sharon Harrison. Cause of death may have been cancer (unverified) Edit
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Roger Howe Edit
Died in 1995 Living in the Dallas area. Died reportedly from heart attack. He was found slumped over his desk. Edit

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Ronnie Lancaster Edit
We lost Ronnie in October 2011. I am searching for obit. Edit

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Scott Barlow Edit
Scotty Barlow, 69, of Amarillo died Friday, May 10, 2013.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital Chapel with the Rev. Brent Bradley officiating. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

Mr. Barlow was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Amarillo to Stu and Alice Barlow. He spent his adult life in the car business.

Survivors include his best friend, Teri Murphy; four children, Sherie Stanich of Kearney, Mo., Jennifer Jones and Cody Barlow, both of Honolulu and Caileigh Almazo of Kaneohe, Hawaii; seven grandchildren; and three brothers, Randy Barlow, Larry Barlow and Kim Barlow, all of Amarillo.

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Sharon Barnes Edit
Deceased October 28 1984 Edit
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Sherry Smith Edit
Reported passed away on May 3rd. 2005. Edit

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Steve Reaves Edit
I'm fairly certain Steve died some time ago. Does anyboy have info?
Apr. 25, 1945 - Jan. 19, 1997
Oak Grove Cemetery
Greenville, TN
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Sue Ann Hayes Edit
Sue Ann Hayes/Gatlin passed from this life at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, and she will be greatly missed.  We thank God for her life and for every life she touched.  The memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Paramount Baptist Church main worship center; 3801 S. Western St., Amarillo, TX 79109.  The funeral home will be Schooler Funeral Home at 4100 S. Georgia in Amarillo.
At this time the family will be at Carroll and Sue’s home at 4008 Danbury Drive.
May the Lord bless all of her family and friends during this time of grief.
Linda Jackson/Anderson
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Tim Baker Edit
We lost Tim in July 2008. (09/19/08 Edit

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Tommy Cage Edit
Tom Cage, died December 2006 on a mountain in Colorado. It was apparently a suicide Edit

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Ronald Kenney Edit
May 15 2014  His wife, Mary reported Ron in Hospice.** Ron passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014. His children were here with us, and his passing was peaceful.** Edit

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Terry Beeson Edit
admin <> Robert Terry Beeson, age 69, died at Northwest Heart Hospital in Amarillo, Texas on Thursday, July e, 2014.

Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarendon, Texas on Monday, July 7 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, the First Presbyterian Church in Clarendon, or the charity of your choice in Terry’s honor. (07/06/14)

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Virginia Hill Edit
I am not sure when we lost Virginia. Any info would be appreciated. Edit

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Jack: A toast to your longevity. Please reflect kindly on your classmates before turning out the lights..
rx, Thu, 16 Jul 2015 7:19AM
Thanks Rex.  It's a great thing that you are doing.  (But I intend to be last...)
Jack Tomlinson, Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:55PM
Rex, thanks for keeping this together.  And thank you for the kind words; Gary always thought a lot of you!
Lindsey Givens, Sun, 26 Oct 2014 5:52PM
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