Obituary for Harvey Frank Poynor

Harvey Frank Poynor

Harvey Frank Poynor of Tonto Village, Arizona passed away on October 19, 2019. Harvey had recently returned home to Amarillo to spend time with his loving nieces and nephews.

Harvey was born October 14, 1940 in Estelline Texas to Ira Preston Poynor and Dorothy Cox Poynor.

He was the older brother of Larry and the younger brother of Dolly Poynor Helm, both of whom preceded him in death.

Harvey lived an adventurous life as a bronc buster, race horse trainer, mounted horse guide and a final and calmer chapter as a bartender in Tonto Village. Where he was an icon even though he was a bit confused about what an icon actually was.

He leaves behind to cherish memories shared with numerous nieces and nephews in Amarillo, Texas. His last days were filled with laughter and more adventures with Jeremy Helm, his great-nephew.

In addition to his Amarillo family, he is survived by a son Clint Poynor and wife Kathy of Illinois; a daughter Tammy Love of Phoenix; grandsons Austin Poynor and Stephen Love; a granddaughter Cheyenne Love and the entire village of Tonto.

He will be greatly missed by all, including his nieces and nephews; great –nieces and great-nephews; great-great nieces and great-great nephews and great- great-great nieces and a great-great-great nephew. He was a great guy!

Obituary for David W. Bryan

David W. Bryan

David was born April 9, 1954 in Amarillo, Texas to H.R. and Joan Bryan.

In October of 1972, David joined the United States Marine Corps. In August of 1974, David and Adele were married. David served 22 years in the USMC, retiring as a MSgt. (Adele served 20 years as a Marine wife).

They retired to Amarillo in April of 1994.

David and Adele have 3 children: David W. Bryan Jr., DeAdra Benton & husband Todd, Ashley Bennett-Bryan and fiancé Josh Owen. Their grandchildren, Alex, Brandon, Logan, Cameron, Rylee-Ann, & Brooklyn, are their pride and joy. David has 2 brothers, Mike & Richard, and a sister, Terri. He has many more family members and loved ones.

David was preceded in death by Baby Girl Bryan.

He was a member of Chaparral Hills Baptist Church & the Roan-Creek Detachment 992 Marine Corps League.

A memorial will be held on October 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Chaparral Hills Baptist Church.

Donations may be made in memory of MSgt. David Bryan to Panhandle Veterans Financial Aid.

Obituary for Willie Earl Houston

Willie Earl Houston

Willie E Houston age 72, passed away October 4th 2019.  He was born November 23rd, 1946 to Katie Bell Rakestraw in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

He was sent to Texas to be raised by his aunt for a period of time. Then he went to live with uncle Jim Rakestraw, (Katie’s brother) to give him that male role model. For many years he stayed in west Texas and went to public school there.

He later married Ethel Houston who resides in Hereford, Tx.  They had one child in their union and he helped raise my brothers and sisters: Grady, Jerry Larry, Barbara, and La-Nita Brown.  He was a hard worker, for many years he worked  at a meat packing plant.

Some years later he divorced and moved to St. Joseph, MO.  He lived there for some time and started his own dump- trucking business.  After many years he decided to return back to west Texas.  He started driving trucks state to state.

Willie was a very kind-hearted loving person.  He loved to have fun.  His favorite pass time was playing dominoes and cards.  He didn’t mind helping people and never met a stranger.  He was a loving father, grandfather and friend.

He is preceded in death by his mom Katie Bell Rakestraw, aunt Ethel Rakestraw, uncle Jim Rakestraw also a few cousins.

Willie is survived by his daughter Stephanie Thomas and husband Keith Thomas; one grandson Kalvius Thomas; cousin and friends.  All of these he loved very much.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday October 12th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Location: Harmony Missionary Baptist Church
7510 John T. White Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76120

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Obituary for Edward Lee May

Edward Lee May

On Tuesday October 1st 2019, Edward Lee May, father of five daughters and two sons passed away at the age of 55.

Edward was born August 29th 1964 in Bloomington Illinois. He was a veteran to our country serving in the army and was known to be a free spirit. He had a very unique way of looking at the world.

He loved to make others laugh and made it his mission each day to make a pretty girl smile. He lived his life different than most but he lived each day to it’s fullest. Along with his time in the service he earned an associates degree in psychology.

He loved God, his children and grandchildren. He was an avid lover of MASH and Frisbee. He always had a smile regardless of what life dealt, he was a gentle giant and he will be forever missed.

Edward was preceded in death by both his mother and father.

He is survived by his five daughters and two sons, Bridgette Rodgers and husband Ray of Norman OK, Crystal Nickleberry and husband Mike of Renton Washington, Brittany Rodriguez and husband Tim of Borger TX, April Piedra and husband Jonathan of Borger TX, Kellie Kirk and husband Cory of Borger TX, Josh Wozencraft and wife Adrienne of Ulysses KS, Dewayne Wozencraft and wife Megan of Wichita KS, and also 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.

Services will be held at New Life Church, October 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Address: 2 Amaryllis Street, Borger, TX 79007

Obituary for Rachel Elaine Gutierrez Moya

Rachel Elaine Gutierrez Moya

Rachel Elaine Gutierrez Moya was born a twin on November 24, 1954 in Tulare, California to Jesus and Oralia Gutierrez. She grew up in Indio, California, where she attended elementary school and High School.

She’ll always be remembered for her infectious laugh and joyful attitude. Always seeing the best in people and never wishing any bad on anyone. A generous and forgiving person who would do what she could to help anyone in need.

Married to Marcelo Saul Moya for 49 years she was a faithful wife and devoted mother to her three children Brian, Michael and Lorraine. Placing family first, she selflessly always saw to their needs before hers.

She answered the altar call of the Lord beside her husband in 1989 and served the Lord faithfully since. Standing beside her husband as he answered his call to ministry she gave her love and devotion to doing God’s will and purpose in her life as a help meet.

She is preceded in death by her father Jesus, her mother Oralia, two brothers Alfred and Jesus Jr. and her son Brian.

She is survived by her sisters Virginia { the twin } Lillie, Lupe and Diana all of Indio, California. Her son Michael, daughter Lorraine and husband of 49 years Marcelo Saul “ Bobby “ Moya.

Although absent from us physically, a part of her will always live in those of us who had the privilege to know her. As her husband, I was blessed to have been loved by someone as wonderful as her.

A celebration of her life will be at 2 pm Monday, October 7 at Potter’s House Christian Church, 1616 S Vernon, Amarillo, TX.

Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services

Obituary for Edna M. Holmes

Edna Maudie Holmes

Edna M Holmes, 88, of Amarillo, Tx died Monday September 23, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time.

Edna was born on November 4, 1930 in Sapulpa, Ok and the daughter to Carl Raymond and Rachel Hall Holland. Both of her parents had careers as school teachers and her father was also a high school football coach.

She was the oldest of her siblings Carl Raymond Holland, Jr and Richard Holland. On Nov 14, 1947 Edna was crowned Football Queen of the “The Bulldogs” during her senior year at Okmulgee High School and graduated with honors.  She attended college at University of Oklahoma working towards an associate degree and after completion started working at a Law Firm.

In her teens during the summer months she worked with her grandmother Maude Holland in her restaurant and college boarding house, “The Holland House” in Tahlequah, Ok.  After her granny Maude decided to finally retire, The Holland House was converted into apartments for married veterans attending the Northeastern State University under the GI Bill of Rights.

Edna married Jack W Holmes in 1950 at Tulsa, Ok and moved to Lake Jackson, Tx shortly after the marriage and one year later they moved to Borger, Tx. They had one child, Jackie Marie in 1953 and built their first house a few months later. The couple enjoyed years of golfing, water skiing, snow skiing, fishing and camping.  They traveled to old Mexico many times and enjoyed fishing in the Pacific Ocean. One summer Edna caught a 43 pound yellow-tail fish which took her approximately 45 minutes to reel in. The fish was almost as tall as Edna’s 5’3” frame!

Edna enjoyed having parties at home, especially the card game of Bridge and Halloween parties with her friends.  She was a great cook and loved cooking and preparing meals for get-together’s for family functions, work related celebrations and yearly holidays.  The kitchen was her favorite place in the home. She cooked a mean meatloaf, tasty salmon patties, great deviled eggs, a favored cornbread dressing and fantastic cheese grits.

Edna had a great personality and a huge smile on her face. She was a funny and witty woman and her come-backs were always hilarious.  She was a stylish woman wearing clothes that were always fashionable and never had a hair out of place. Clothes ✓, shoes ✓, hair ✓, nails ✓. She always looked lovely.

In 1966 the family moved to Amarillo, Tx. but the couple divorced around 1968 and Edna began Real Estate classes at West Texas University in Canyon, Tx.  See began working in the office at Ada Realtors on Washington Street while working towards her Real Estate license and continued at Ada Realtors thereafter as one of the agents. She joined the Womens Council of Realtors of Amarillo and for a couple of years was also president of Relocation Services.  Edna had a very long career in Real Estate (about 44 years) and worked at several different real estate companies along the way but mainly her career was with Ada Glenn Realtors. In the year 1991 Edna went back to college at West Texas State University in Canyon, Tx to acquire her bachelors of Business degree. In 2000 she semi-retired as an Realtor and started working as an Agent Assistant to several agents at Prudential Ada Realtors until full retirement on May 2014 at the age of 83. She loved Real Estate and was most happy when helping young couples buy their first dream home. Edna was very knowledgeable about the real estate business and the computer software used by the industry.

Her family is very thankful to all the special people who worked with her over the decades and helped her in the last few years before her retirement. We thank you!

Edna is survived by a daughter, Jackie M. Dunlap, of Amarillo, TX; 2 grandsons: Shannon Dunlap and wife Courtney, of Canyon, TX – Justin Dunlap and wife Carina, of Canyon, TX and seven great- grandchildren.

The family has requested, because of Ednas love for trees, that if you desire to make a remembrance to Edna it can be done through Trees for Change, by clicking on the underlined link below.
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Obituary for Linda Sue Stewart

Linda Sue Stewart

Linda Sue Stewart age 71, passed away September 20, 2019. She was born on November 30, 1947 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Horace and Irene Howeth.

She married Jimmy Stewart in November of 1968, who preceded her in death in 1997.

Linda loved people, would do anything for anyone, and never met a stranger. She was a loving mother, granny, aunt, sister and friend. For many years she worked as a cashier and then as a housewife.

She is preceded in death by husband Jimmy; sister, Glenda; mother, Irene; father, Horace; sister, Carolyn Sue; brothers, Billy and Larry and son Little Jim.

Linda is survived by three daughters Sheila Stewart, Nancy Carpenter, Debbie and husband Rick Sustaita; two sons Jimmy Stewart and wife Lori, Donnie Stewart and wife Dena; a brother David Howeth and a sister Sharon Kay Collins; 17 grandkids and 17 great grandkids and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. All of these she loved and touch deeply.

Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Location: Generation Next Church
Amarillo, TX

Obituary for Lucinda (Cindy) Diane Newman-Bosley

Lucinda (Cindy) Diane Newman-Bosley

Lucinda (Cindy) Diane Newman-Bosley, 52, of Lubbock, TX passed away on September 3, 2019.

Born May 24, 1967 in Houston, TX to the late Crosby Newman and Sally Holland-Newman.

Preceded in death by her father; Crosby Newman, Mother; Sally Clara (Holland) Newman, Brothers; Richard and David Newman, Nephew; Bill Newman.

She is survived by her three children; Ryan Clark, Samantha Clark, and Casey Clark. A nephew, Jonathan Newman. Four grandchildren; Natalie Clark, Jeremy Clark, Kira Collier, and Kali Collier and three great nieces.

Cindy grew up in the Houston, TX area. She graduated high school at Ross S Sterling High School in Baytown, TX, and completed an associates degree in Nursing from San Jacinto College of Nursing. She worked as an RN, spending most of her career working in the ICU. Her passion was always Nursing.
She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Obituary for Mary Jo Davis

Mary Jo Davis

Mary Jo Davis was born on July 26 1932 in Hollis Oklahoma to Ida Edwards and JW Rains. 

Her graveside service will be held on Saturday September 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at fairmont Cemetery in Hollis, Oklahoma

Mary worked as a nurses aid for many years and when she was not doing that she loved to cook, especially hamburgers. Her house and heart was always open, ready to help anyone who needed anything. Mary had very strong beliefs and knew what she wanted, being straightforward and opinionated is what she will be remembered by by those who loved her most. She loved all animals, always wanting to make sure they were fed and taken care of but most important to her was her 2 dogs Oreo and Gizmo. Mary attended Souls Harbor Church until her dementia made it too difficult but always stayed strong in her faith and walk with God.

She was preceeded in death by her parent Ida Edwards and JW Rains; a daughter Marsha Tomberlin and 1 brother JW “Sunny” Rains.

Mary is survived by 4 children, Brenda McMinn and husband Stanley McMinn, Paula Lucas, Michael Davis and Freddy Davis as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

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Obituary for Kenneth Wayne Reynolds

Kenneth Wayne Reynolds

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, Kenneth Wayne Reynolds, passed away at the age of 80.

Kenneth was born on January 18, 1939 in Prague, OK to Lloyd Reynolds and Mary Reynolds.

He served in the United States Air Force and later was a truck driver where he got to see much of this beautiful nation. He dearly loved playing golf and we imagine him playing the best greens today.

He was married to Carol Mae Chapman. They raised three children, Shawn Wayne Reynolds, Tiffany Renee Altman, and Steven Scott Reynolds.

Kenneth was preceded in his death by his father Lloyd, his mother Mary, and his wife Carole Mae.

He is survived by his three children, Shawn Reynolds, Tiffany Altman and husband Doug, Steven Reynolds and wife Kelsey, all of Amarillo; and four grandchildren, Xyler Reynolds, Hagen Reynolds, Bailey Reynolds, and Noah Reynolds.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Amarillo VA in Kenneth’s honor.