Obituary for Billy V. Maples

Billy V. Maples Amarillo, TX

Billy V. Maples, born September 10, 1928, passed away on August 3, 2018.  He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Pat Keetch-Maples.

They had 3 daughters, Trudy Best (Larry) of Albuquerque, Judy Maples of Amarillo and Robin Maples of St. Paul. There were 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  

Mr. Maples worked on the railroad as a young man.  He went on to be self employed, trading cars and diamonds, running cattle ranches and drilling for crude oil.  He lived life on his own terms.

Per Mr. Maples’ wishes, no funeral services are to be held.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Obituary for Billie Jacqueline Simmons Holycross

Billie Jacqueline Simmons Holycross Amarillo, TX

Billie J. “Jackie” Simmons Holycross was born December 17, 1924 in Amarillo, Texas to W.T. “Bill” Simmons and Lillian Faye Nollner Simmons.

The middle child of 3, growing up, she lived all over the Panhandle of Texas from Pampa to Dalhart, Canyon, and River Road, finally graduating from White Deer High School. After high school she moved to Amarillo where she met a soldier stationed at the Airbase named Charles Holycross. They married during World War 2 on July 18, 1944.

After the war, she and Charles moved to Ohio where they lived for many years farming in Logan County. They moved back to Texas in 1965 and Jackie went to work at the American Quarter Horse Association. She retired from there in 1990 after 25 years of service in the Registration Department.

A member of the Baptist Community since high school, she was also a member of Altrusa Club of Amarillo where she served as secretary for 2 years. She was very active with genealogy and did crochet, knitting, sewing, and quilting for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed oil painting, reading, and traveling.

Jackie passed from this earth on August 6, 2018 at her home in Amarillo. A memorial will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at The Loft Church, Coronado Shopping Center, 2632 SW 34th Ave. at 1:00 PM.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynne Bridges of Amarillo, her son, Charles, Jr., 4 grandchildren, Lana Chandler-Eckiss, Lonnie Bridges, and Loren “Bubba” Bridges, wife Trinity, of Amarillo and Gloria Jean Holycross-Mongold of Springfield, Ohio. 1 nephew, Rick Simmons of Phoenix, Arizona,1 niece, Dulcy Carden of Amarillo, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, 15 Great-grandchildren, GK,  Lawrance, Cameron, Coleman, Josh,  Cody, Jeffery, Daymon, Justin, William, Treveal, Hailey, Jacilynne, Tejay, and Lillyann. 5 Great-great Grandchildren, Leon, Grayson, Maddox, Haylen, and Everleigh.

The family wishes to express a Special Thanks to Clarissa of Hospice of the Southwest,  Nurses, Staff, and Aids for their loving care of Billie for the past 2 years.

Obituary for Bruce Champlin Sr.

Bruce Champlin

Bruce Champlin Sr, age 68, of Amarillo passed away on July 21, 2018.

The family will receive friends from 6:00—8:00 pm Wednesday, August 1 at Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services, 4207 SW 21st Ave.

A celebration of his life will be at 2:00 pm Friday, August 3 at City Church, 205 S Polk St. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Amarillo.

Bruce was born on April 2, 1950 in East Stroudsburg, PA to Harold Champlin and Marjorie Jumper. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Tanner; 6 children, Bobbie Jo Colyer, Bruce Champlin Jr., Justin VanBuskirk and wife Penny, Bobbi-Jo Tanner, Shaun Tanner, and Jason Champlin and wife Crystal; 22 grandchildren, Jason, Jasmine, Mikeal, Faith, Azriah, Charly, Krista, Monica, Justin Coller, Tammy, Morgan, Justin Jr., Erica, Freeman Jr., Elexis, Darius, Ember, Jackson, Shaylyse, Hayley, Jason Jr., and Jayce; and 5 great grandchildren, Chloe, Cailey, Sage, Sky’leigh, and Abbigale.

Obituary for Latrece Latele Black

Latrece Latele Black

Latrece Latele Black, age 28 of Amarillo, passed away on July 11, 2018

A celebration of her life will be at 10:00 am Friday, July 20 in the First Baptist Church Sanctuary with Dr. Howard K. Batson, Pastor, as the officiant. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery East under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Latrece was born on August 14, 1989 in Phoenix, AZ to Theresa Barrow and Carnail Black. She attended Tascosa High School, and graduated from South Pointe High School in Arizona. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her children were her pride and joy, and she dedicated her life to raising them. She had a great sense of humor, and could brighten a room with her contagious smile. Her outgoing and friendly nature were what drew most people to her, and she will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

Left to cherish the memories are her parents; children, Ariyanna Rhoden and Trevon Black; a grandmother, Ruby Jenkins; her siblings, Latoria Black and Latifah Thompson, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family requests that memorials be made to Martha’s Home, 1204 SW 18th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79102

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 14:27

Obituary for Jerry Don Hassell

Jerry Don Hassell

Jerry Don Hassell of Amarillo, Texas, died on July 10, 2018.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00am Friday, July 13 in Llano Cemetery East. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Jerry was born on March 3, 1938, in Childress, Texas to Joel Davis “Hi” Hassell and Frances Kathryn Purcell Hassell. He was the grandson of Childress County pioneer settlers Mr. & Mrs. Enoch Hassell and Mr. & Mrs. Ben Purcell.

During high school, Jerry worked as a shoe salesman and at a printing company. He graduated from Childress High in 1956 where he played basketball and was a cheerleader. Jerry then attended West Texas State University.

Jerry was in the Army in San Antonio, Texas, and later served in the National Guard. He worked for Morton Food and for Affiliated Food.

Jerry was a minister for ten years: First at Southside Baptist Church in Tell, Texas, then at Valley View Baptist Church in Valley View, Texas.

Jerry married Pat Foster on April 24, 1994.

In his younger years, Jerry enjoyed bowling and playing pool. He did ceramics and leather work. He was also a Little League coach. In his later years, Jerry enjoyed projects like building decks, doing yard work, and gathering and splitting firewood.

Jerry was preceded in death by both parents, his sister Jo Evelyn, his daughter Toni Lynn Smith, and his great-granddaughter Story Vest.

Jerry is survived by his wife Pat; son Joel and wife Denise; niece Kathy Cohtes and husband Randy; three step-daughters: Estella Albion, Lisa Edgar, and Susan McMillon; eleven grandchildren; a great-grandson; and another great-grandbaby on the way.

Obituary for Linda Gay Beasley

July 20, 1953 – July 2, 2018.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be at 11:00am Friday, July 20th at Polk Street United Methodist Church with Kevin Deckard, Associate Pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Linda went to be with her Lord after he called her home. She touched many lives and lived life to the fullest. There was not much she couldn’t do. Linda enjoyed camping, cooking, traveling, family and friends. Linda was a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, a devoted friend, and loved all! Linda was a strong leader, showed love and compassion to people no matter what shape, size, or color. She is a prime example of God’s desire how we all should live. Her humble nature to love and help others will be missed by all!

Linda attend Tascosa class of 1972, was an active member of Polk Street United Methodist Church youth and choir, graduated from Amarillo College School of Nursing, was active in the Girls Scouts and Boys Scouts of America, and was a strong community member.

Linda is survived by her daughter Melisa Martinez, her mother Leota Beasley, her grandsons Jacob Nations, Brandon Martinez, Braxton Martinez, a brother, Gary Beasley and his wife Debra, a sister, Carol Weeks and her husband Larry, nephews Zane Beasley and Justin Cates and wife Cayley, nieces Robyn Russell and husband Chad, Jessica Cates-Ritchardson and husband Wesley, Amber Matoska and her husband Shea, Alycia Kidd and husband Josh, great nephews and nieces Anthony, Madison, Alison, Nolan, Rylan, Zariah, Kilynn, Nola, Madden, Kinsley, Cooper, Kyson, and great-great nephew Grayson

Linda was preceded in death by her father Edwin J. Beasley and daughter Jennifer Renee Nations.

Obituary for Karla Ann O’Hair Richards

Obituary for Karla Ann O’Hair Richards

Karla Ann O’Hair Richards joined her family in Heaven on June 23, 2018.

Karla came into this world on July 22, 1963 to JB and Pauline O’Hair. She was the baby sister to her cherished brother Rick O’Hair.

She married her soulmate, Mark Daniel Richards, on March 15, 1986. They have the kind of love that songs are written about, and lifetime makes into movies. They had three amazing sons: Jason, Paul, and Jon Michael. Her sons were her greatest accomplishments and her greatest blessings. She taught them to be gentlemen: thoughtful, kind and generous. She taught them to cherish their partners as Mark cherished her and that wedding vows are for a lifetime. A pure, unconditional love that shows everyone around them the true meaning of the word.

Karla’s greatest joy was her grandaughter Rebekah Dinae born September 22, 2009. Her heart was truly full once Rebekah came into her life. Karla’s journey was filled with love for her aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, every stranger she ever met, and her dog: Lolli.

Karla’s life was an example of kindness, generosity, laughter, and love.

Please join us for the Celebration of her life on June 30th,2018 at 1 pm in the Kent Hance Chapel 2511 17th Street, Lubbock, Texas.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Vet Ranch, or your local humane society.

This is not goodbye but, until we are together again.

Obituary for Eric Alexander Dominguez “Alex”

Obituary for Eric Alexander Dominguez “Alex”

Eric Alexander Dominguez “Alex” passed away June 16, 2018. Services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 411 South Omohundro Street, in White Deer.

Alex was born February 20, 1985 In Pampa, TX to Charles and Silvia Dominguez. Alex graduated from White Deer High School in 2003. He then studied anthropology at the University of North Texas in Denton, then transferred to the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago where he joined the Culinary Arts Program. Alex then moved to Mexico for a bit to spend time with family. He then returned to Amarillo in 2012. He pursued his career at Joe Daddy’s where he met his girlfriend Amber. For the last year he has been at Brickstreet 200 in Panhandle, TX as a Chef. There he made friends and those friends became family.

He is survived by his parents Charles and Silvia Dominguez of white Deer, by his girlfriend Amber Bray of Amarillo. His grandmother Juana Pena of Mexico. Aunts and Uncles Irene & Jesus Mireles of Amarillo, Yolanda, Claudia, Paulo Parra, Imelda Lorena all of Mexico. Arthur Dominguez of White Deer, Albert & Dow Dominguez of Rapid City SD, Grace & Richard Hudson of Pampa and Amy & Kelly Watson of Borger. Alex had many many cousins and great cousins who he loved dearly.

Alex was preceded in death by his grandparents Jesse & Mary Lou Dominguez of white Deer and Alberto Parra of Mexico.

Alex was a passionate and loving soul. He put his all into anything he did. He had an intelligent and bright mind. Alex loved his family and friends with all that he was. He will be forever missed.

Obituary for Aidan Zachariah Mulhall

Aidan Zachariah Mulhall

A celebration of Aidan Zachariah Mulhall’s life will be at 2:00pm Tuesday, May 29th at Hillside Christian Church West Campus Chapel, 6100 South Soncy. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Aidan was born on April 30th, 2005 in Swindon, England. Although born in the UK, Aidan loved all things Texas. American football, basketball, skating, archery, drawing, playing his cello, pizza (especially pizza), and pestering his brother and sister were his passions.

He was a good friend, compassionate, gentle, loving, kind, and full of life. At times he was too big for his britches, but I know Jesus can handle my little flame. He gave his heart to Jesus two years ago April. Now he’s in heaven playing football with Jesus and catching every pass.

My baby left this earth to be in the arms of his Daddy Saturday, May 19, 2018.

He is survived by his mommy, Tiffany Mulhall; sister Kate and brother Turner Mulhall all of Amarillo, Texas. Also, his Mimi and Poppi, Jane and Jerry Bryant of Amarillo, Texas. Additionally, his father Eamon Mulhall of Swindon, England. As well as his grandparents Bridget and Eamon Mulhall of Limerick, Ireland. Still numerous relatives in both Texas as well as Ireland.

Because Aidan loved sports and going to camp, please donate to UPWARDS sports and Hillside Christian Church for children who can’t afford camp- in lieu of flowers.

Obituary for Murray Nelson

Murray Nelson, Amarillo

Murray Nelson, 67, passed away in the afternoon on May 21st, 2018 in his home.

A celebration of his life will be at 6:30pm Tuesday, May 29th at The Red Barn, 400 SE 58th Ave. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Murray was raised by his loving adoptive parents until he decided it was time to move and spread his wings.

He moved to Texas where he spent most of his life and began his family. It was in Amarillo that he started his career as a welder and truck driver and ended his career with Turbo Exchange Transmissions.

He would go on to eventually semi-retire, continuing his welding that he loved and working on cars while raising his daughter. He was a tinker who loved building with old wooden pickets and letting his imagination free.

He went by many names, Murr, Dad, Papa Spud, and no matter the name, he will always be remembered and loved.

He is survived by two daughters, Maria (18) and Jessica (47) and three sons, Murray Jr. (50), William (Billy) (49), and Charles Howard (49). He has seven grandchildren, Anthony, Murray Jr., Kayla, Allyson, Charles Jr., Arianna, Zachariah.