Area Obituaries

Harold Ayers

Harold M. Ayers of Lubbock passed from this life on September 11th, 2020. He was born on June 14, 1926 to Clark and Bessie (Truett) Ayers, near the town of Kosse in Limestone County, Texas. As part of the greatest generation, Harold faithfully served his country from 1944 – 1946 in the U.S. Navy during…

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Mary Richardson

Graveside services for Mary Richardson, 89, were held Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Tell Baptist Cemetery with Kerry Wood officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. She passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Wichita Falls. Mary was born July 18, 1931 in Mobeetie, Texas to Leslie Lyle Andrews…

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COVID-19 claims first Collingsworth casualty

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — This past June, Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce featured Nancy’s Place of Cosmetology, an icon on the south side of the courthouse square since May 1976. Owner Nancy Thomas Lindsey Adair celebrated her 70th birthday Aug. 28. According to her family, she ended up in an Amarillo…

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Charlene Smith

Charlene Smith entered this world on March 13, 1940, in Hollywood, Calif., and passed from this life September 11, 2020, at the age of 80. She and Jackie Miller Smith were married September 16, 1963, in Childress. He preceded her in death March 4, 1999. Friends were invited to a viewing from 10 a.m. to…

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John M. Deaver

John M. Deaver, II, 82 of Memphis, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, September 4, 2020. Memorial services will be held at the Memphis Hall County Courthouse square on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10 a.m. The red soil of Hall County ran deep through John’s veins. His great-grandfather, Judge H.E. Deaver,…

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Nancy Adair

Nancy Sue Thomas Lindsey Adair, 70 of Wellington, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. Graveside services took place at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at North Fairview Cemetery with Kerry Hookstra, former minister of the First Christian Church officiating. Arrangements were by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington. Nancy’s grandsons served as pallbearers. She arrived August…

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Gregory Lowry

Gregory Nelson Lowry, 72 of Memphis died Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Memphis. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Okla. Arrangements are by Robertson Funeral Directors of Memphis. Gregory was born July 15, 1948 in Caney, Kan. to Andrew Nelson and Billie Bernice…

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Ladelle Gann

Graveside memorial services for Ladelle Jayne Keith Gann, 80, were held Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah with Glynn Willis officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation was held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at Missionary Baptist Church in Paducah. She…

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Gladys Baker Green

Gladys Baker Green, 100 of Wellington, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Graveside services took place at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 12 at Fairview Cemetery with grandsons Steven Bradshaw, youth pastor of the First Baptist Church in Troy, Mo., and Greg Bradshaw officiating. Arrangements were by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington. Her grandsons, Albert Edwards,…

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James Crenshaw Parker

James Crenshaw “Jim” Parker, age 81 of Childress, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. A family and friends visitation was held on Tuesday, September 8, from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Childress. A family memorial service will be held on the family farm at a later date where Jim will…

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