Obituary for Jeanne LuAnn Galla

LuAnn Amarillo, TX

Jeanne LuAnn Galla, age 61, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, at BSA Hospice of Southwest in Amarillo Texas. A celebration of her life will be at 11am Wednesday, October 24 at Bell Ave Baptist Church, 5211 Bell St. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

She was born September 12, 1957, in Dumas, to Jerry and Jean Sherrod (Turner). She attended Stratford High School. She worked in the field of optometry for many years. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her two sons Shane and Coby. She dearly loved all of her family and was dearly loved by them.

Cristi Gooding was her niece that oversaw her well-being for several years and she was forever grateful to Cristi and her family Brad Breanna and Ashley’s dedication to her.  She is survived by her sons, Shane Galla and wife Mandy of Hoisington Kansas along with their 3 boys Rhen, Reece and Rogan; Coby Galla and wife Brooke of Kingfisher OK. along with their children Bradien, Landon, Easton, Camryn, Bentley, Oakley, Sterling and Remington. Her other niece Casie Tucker and husband Larry of Sierra Vista AZ and their children Keira and her husband Michael and son Chayston, Kian, Kappy and Kooper. A brother Jerry Mark Sherrod and wife Cindy of New Braunfels, several nieces and nephews Kamber, Jaysie and Scotty. She loved them all and was so proud of them.

She loved her dog DuPont, He was her little buddy! LuAnn especially loved going to watch Bradien’s High School football and basketball championship games in Canadian and if she couldn’t attend you would find her listening to his games on her Ipad radio. She lived to watch her children and grandchildren play sports.

Her only Granddaughter Cam was such a joy because she was the first girl amongst many Galla Boys and they had a special bond. Her friends Kath, Belinda and Torie were among some of her very best friends along with many others, she was so much fun to be with! LuAnn loved NASCAR and went to many races throughout her life. She loved to dance when she was able to. Her favorite was country and western music.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her Sister Teri.

Obituary for Roy Gene Yarbrough

Roy Gene Yarbrough of Amarillo, TX

Roy Gene Yarbrough, 68, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held at 2pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Hillside Christian Church South Campus, 6901 Bell St., Amarillo, TX. Interment will follow at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon, TX under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services. Masonic rites will be rendered by the Palo Duro Masonic Lodge #1239.

Roy was born on January 20, 1950 in Dallas, TX to William Eugene Yarbrough and Mary Ogle Northcutt-Yarbrough. He was a passionate athlete and graduated from Frisco High School. He then attended East Texas State University where he pursued a degree in business. He dedicated himself to his father’s business after graduation.

He married his wife, Judy of 39 years on October 17, 1979 and immediately inherited a daughter whom he loved and took in as his very own. Six years later, after the heartache of many losses, God gave him his son, whom he considered his hero, pride and joy. Because of the self-less life that he led and his huge heart, he took in and raised his grandson as his own.

He enjoyed watching his Green Bay Packers play. Win or lose he was the Packers #1 fan. He even named his dog, Packer after his favorite team. He enjoyed piloting airplanes and refereeing football for over 35 years, watching Nascar and old westerns with Nana, and teaching his boys how to play sports. He raced motorcycles, loved square dancing, and always opened his door to his son’s friends whom he loved as his own.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Yarbrough of Amarillo, son Cash Yarbrough of Amarillo TX, daughter Darvial Sumner of Yukon OK, five grandchildren, Sunny Sumner, Ashley Warner, and Garrett Sumner of Yukon OK, Aizling Yarbrough and Brooklynn Yarbrough, both of Amarillo TX.

Obituary for Stanley Donell Davis

Stanley Donell Davis

Stanley Donell Davis, 55, of Amarillo, Texas, died on Tuesday, October 2nd 2018. A viewing will be held at Lighthouse, 4207 SW 21st Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106 on Friday, October 12th, 2018 from noon-8pm. A going home celebration will be held at 2pm Saturday, October 13rd, 2018 at New Life Church #2 Amaryllis, Borger Texas, officiating Pastor Conny Moore. Graveside services will follow at Westlawn Cemetery.

Stanley was born on May 20, 1963 in Borger, Texas to Erma Brown. He attended Borger High School where he was an outstanding basketball player. His basketball skills were so excellent that he was dubbed Chocolate Thunder. He was a brilliant artist, enjoyed listening and dancing to funk music, fishing, and cooking.

He enjoyed watching his Dallas Cowboys play. Win or lose he was the Cowboys #1 fan. He was able to watch the Cowboys win over the Lions on his final days on earth.

He was a very talented man and was self-taught in everything he did. He took his artistic talent and had been working on an animated cartoon. He enjoyed sharing his progress with his family and spoke about having his nieces and nephews do the voice over. He always amazed everyone with his progress.

He was preceded in death by his step father, Johnnie Brown and Grandmother Ollie Bowie.

Survivors include his mother, Erma Brown, 6 siblings William Davis and wife Diane, Ricky Davis and wife Mary, Sylvia Davis, Johnny Davis and wife Monica, Muriel Tinner and husband Ronnie, Marva Brown-Washington and husband Jeff, and 17 nephews and nieces, 2 great nephews and a great niece, and an abundance of uncles, aunts and cousins.

Obituary for Joleen Patricia Edwards

Joleen Patricia Edwards of Amarillo, TX

Joleen Patricia Edwards, 74, of Amarillo, Texas, died on Wednesday, September 26th 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Saint Laurence Catholic Church, 2300 N Spring St, Amarillo, TX 79107. Graveside services will follow at Llano Cemetery East at approximately 3:30 pm under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Joleen was born in Burlington, Iowa, and moved to Amarillo with her parents, brothers and sisters to Amarillo in 1966.

She was a lifelong and devoted Catholic, and her faith shone through all of her interactions with family, friends and with life itself. She often told family and friends that “Jesus never promised us a rose garden,” and her devotion to our Lord and to his Mother was a towering source of strength during difficult times for her and her family, and an example to all who knew and love her.

Joleen was also devoted to family and friends, particularly the care and wellbeing of kids. Holidays were often a raucous affair, full of people and joy, and Mom was never happier than when all of her children and grandchildren were there to celebrate good times under her roof.

She was also a talented jazz musician and singer, often playing gigs with equally talented siblings or her own children, and for many years was a well-known fixture in the jazz scene in Amarillo.

Other hobbies of hers included collecting dolls, watching various movies and re-runs of “Walker, Texas Ranger”, doing crosswords, reading science fiction and urban fantasy books, and being a person of indomitable character and unmatched generosity.

Joleen was sassy, warm, funny, caring and confident, and she will be grievously missed. There will never be a match for her good advice, gentle encouragement or sense of humor. We love you.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cyrillas Meyer of Amarillo.

Survivors include four brothers, Marshall Meyer of Crowley TX, Lance Meyer of Willow Park TX, and Matt Meyer and Kevin Meyer, both of Amarillo; two sisters, Michelle Zielinski of Canyon TX and Lisa Needham of Ooltewah TN; four sons, Tim Grady and Brennen Nase of Houston TX, Baker Nase of Flower Mound TX, and Joshua Edwards of Amarillo; three daughters, Cathy Conway of Chicago IL, and Shannon Nase and Rachael Edwards, both of Amarillo; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Obituary for Weva Louella Mahaffey

Weva Louella Mahaffey of Amarillo, TX

Weva Louella Mahaffey, age 80, passed away on September 25, 2018.

A celebration of her life will be at 1pm Thursday, October 4, 2018, at New Life Church, 406 Pittsburg Street in Amarillo, Texas.

Weva was born on August 15, 1938 in Winchester, Illinois to Harvey and Eva McGlasson.  She was a waitress for many years followed by working for AISD in the cafeteria.  She enjoyed dancing at the Caravan, crocheting, baking goods, garage sales, and spending quality time with family and friends. She had a generous spirit and will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 5 siblings, Owen McGlasson, Lennie Smart, Herbert McGlasson, Charlie McGlasson, and Paul McGlasson.

Survivors included 6 siblings; Gladys Thias, Martha Bangert, Harvey McGlasson, Dottie Harold, Joe McGlasson, and Nathan Henderson; 5 children, Shirley Ellenburgh, Cindy Beck and husband John, Connie Dencklau and husband David, Kathy Harrison, and Kenny Hoots and wife Kathy, 14 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

Obituary for Donald Anthony Miller, Jr.

Donald Anthony Miller, Jr of Amarillo, TX

Donald Anthony Miller, Jr. was born on March 21, 1950 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He was the first born son of Donald and Mary Jane Miller. They were so pleased with Little Don that soon we were a family of eight, Dad, Mom, and 6 kids: Donald Anthony, Kathleen Jane, Cynthia Ann, Rosanna Marie, Jeanette Eileen, and John David.  We were all very close growing up and remained close as we went on to live our lives.  We lost Mom in 1992 and Dad in 2011.

Don graduated from Alamo Catholic High School in 1968. He worked in the office supply and furniture business for most of his life. He retired as manager from Center City Furniture in 2012. Don had four children with his high school sweetheart, Gloria. Three sons, Paul, Steven, and Michael and one beautiful daughter, Suzie. There are four wonderful grandchildren, Jasmine, Marc, Kylie, and Koner.

Don was a lover of music, especially the Beatles and John Lennon. He was self taught on the guitar and loved to play at gatherings of all sorts. He also loved to play steel tip darts. Don became a very accomplished player and won numerous tournaments and trophies.

Don was truly a free spirit, a gentle soul that always had a big smile.  He brought a lot of joy to a lot of people and will be greatly missed by many, especially his four little sisters and his little brother.

A celebration of his life will be at 2:00 pm Friday, September 28 at Hillside Christian Church West Campus Chapel, 6100 South Soncy, with Bob Attaway officiating. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Peace, Love, and Happiness to you big brother. Give Mom and Dad a hug from all of us.


Obituary for Ernesto “Ernie” Lira Ramos

Ernesto "Ernie" Lira Ramos, Amarillo, TX

Ernesto “Ernie” Lira Ramos, age 85, passed away on September 3, 2018.

A celebration of his life will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, September 6 at Arden Road Baptist Church, 6701 Arden Rd. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.

Viewing will be from Noon-8:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home, 4207 SW 21st Ave.

Ernie was born on November 11, 1932 in Yorktown, TX to Alejos Ramos and Lira Nieves. He was a farmer for many years. He enjoyed dancing, playing pool, and spending time with his family. He had a generous spirit, and would give the shirt off his back for anyone. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 6 siblings, Maria Vega, Natividad Ramos, Alejos Ramos, Jimmy Ramos, Minnie Ozuna, P.L. Martinez, and 4 grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Ernestina Ramos; 7 children, Ramiro Ramos and wife Diana, José Ramos and girlfriend Teri, Johnny Ramos, Raul Ramos and wife Yolanda, Tina Wilson and husband Ron, Daniel Ramos, Richard Ramos; Siblings, Juan Ramos and Blaza Gonzalez, and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and other relatives.

Obituary for Juan Flores Garcia Jr.

Juan Flores Garcia Jr

Juan Flores Garcia Jr., age 59, of Amarillo passed away on Sunday August 26, 2018.

A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 am Friday, August 31 at Power Church, 1344 SE 10th Ave with Manny De Los Santos and Jessie Lucero, Pastors officiating. Interment will follow in Dreamland Cemetery of Canyon under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.
Juan was born on December 13, 1958 in Brownfield to Juan Garcia Sr. and Juanita Flores. He attended school in Tulia and later resided in Amarillo where he worked for Fillmore Cleaners for several years.
Juan enjoyed listening to Spanish music, and having a good time. His sense of humor and selflessness were some of the many things most cherished by his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Cerbantez; children, Ruben Garcia and wife Priscilla, Victoria Barrera and husband Pilar, Maria Juanita Garcia and husband Juan, Armando Garcia, and Rosalynda Garcia; Siblings, Alicia Diaz, Poncho Garcia, Jesus Garcia and wife Carmen, Lupe Lucero and husband Jessie, Maria Lucero and husband Bennie, Jose Angel Garcia, and Florence Diaz and husband James; 16 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00pm Wednesday, August 29, and 6:00-9:00pm Thursday, August 30 at CP Event Center, 310 S. Ross.

Obituary for Lynne Jean Davila

Lynne Jean Davila, Fort Worth Texas

Lynne Jean Davila, 68, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away, Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Lynne was born, Lynne Jean Hobbs in Ely Cardiff, South Wales, May 18, 1950 to Charles and Iris Hobbs.

She is survived by her son, Daniel Henry and his wife, April Henry of Fort Worth, Texas, and her Grandchildren, Dillon Henry and Madison Henry of Burleson, Texas. Her Mother Iris Hobbs of Ely Cardiff, South Wales, brother John Hobbs of Ely Cardiff, South Wales, sister, Pat Marchant of Torrevieja, Spain. Brother, Michael Hobbs of Ely Cardiff, South Wales, sister, Marie Hobbs of Ely Cardiff, South Wales and sister, Angela Walters along with her children Marcus Walters and Chelsea Walters of Ely Cardiff, South Wales. She also has many nieces, nephews, cousins and family within the United Kingdom, England, Texas and Indiana.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Charles Hobbs and Brothers, Norman Hobbs and Phillip Hobbs.

Obituary for Jacquelyn Renee Hernandez

Jacquelyn Renee Hernandez of Lubbock, TX

Funeral services for Jacquelyn Renee Hernandez of Lubbock will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Greater St. James Baptist Church, 117 N. Mulberry Ave in Lubbock. Interment will immediately follow in the Englewood Cemetery in Slaton, Tx. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6pm-8pm at Greater St. James Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services of Lubbock.

Jacquelyn was born on August 29, 2000 in Waco, Tx. to Adam Hernandez and Yvette Diaz Hernandez. She grew up in Lubbock where she attended Parkway and Wheatley elementary, Mackenzie Jr. High and went on to Coronado High School. While at Coronado she enjoyed pottery class and participated on the year book committee. She graduated this May with her fellow Mustangs Class of 2018.

Jacquelyn was a humble soul. She was kind and loving. She found joy in laughing with friends and family. She always had a good joke to tell. Things she enjoyed were going on family trips to the beach, taking pictures, and of course eating. All who knew Jac can agree that she sure loved a good snack. She was loved by many of her co-workers, who will tell you that she’s more than just a co-worker, she’s family. Her favorite colors were pink and purple, and she also loved her kitties.

Jacquelyn was such a beautiful spirit, who had the heart of a giant and she loved hard. She loved her family more than anything in the world and she loved her boyfriend Perry Wright very, very much. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel, and she will be missed by more loved ones here on earth than she could possibly imagine.

She is preceded in death by her great grandmother; Maria Hernandez and her grandfather; Gill Diaz Jr.

Those left behind include her mother; Yvette Hernandez, father; Adam Hernandez stepfather; Clifton Harris; sisters, Harmony Nicole Hernandez and Mareah Joelle Hernandez; 4 grandmothers; 3 grandfathers; 8 aunts; 8 uncles; and numerous extended family and friends.


The Broken Chain

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.