Area Obituaries

Elizabeth Joyce Foster

Elizabeth Joyce Foster passed away on Saturday, May 1 at the age of 63 in Austin, Texas.   Elizabeth was born on April 16, 1958 in Victoria, Texas, the daughter of Lydia Mae Foster (Thurmond) and Richard Duane Foster, of Childress, Texas. Lydia Foster passed away in Sacramento, Calif. in 2006 and Richard Foster passed…

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Dottie Sue Bettis

Dottie Sue Bettis, 92 of Childress, peacefully passed from this life Friday, April 23, 2021 surrounded by her children. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2021 at Childress Cemetery. Burial followed under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation was scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Johnson…

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Erma Johnson

Funeral services for Erma L. Nickerson Johnson, 81 of Childress, were held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Steve Martin officiating. Burial followed in Childress Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Erma Lene Nickerson was born June 22, 1939 in Wills Point, Texas to George Nickerson and…

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Jean Chick

Jean Chick, 92, of Amarillo, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Graveside services will be 10 a.m.  Friday, April 23, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Mike Martin of South Georgia Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.…

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Thomas Alvin Rape

Thomas Alvin Rape, 85 of El Dorado, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his residence. Born August 26, 1935 in Rusk County, Texas, he was the son of James S. and Elma E. Austin Rape.  Mr. Rape was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and of the Methodist faith. Mr. Rape was…

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Xander Wade Martin

November 20, 2015-April 8, 2021 Xander was a sweet boy. He loved to make everyone laugh. He loved bugs and wouldn’t let you kill them. He loved to play outside, especially in the dirt. His favorite color was green. He loved Legos and building robots, cars and buildings with them. He loved dinosaurs; his favorite…

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Peggy Riggs Wildman

Peggy Jean Riggs Wildman, 89 of Dallas, Texas died March 21, 2021. She was born May 21, 1931 to Howard and Delilah Riggs of Wellington, Texas. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Wildman, and her older sister, Dorothy Jane Riggs. She is survived and missed by her sons, David Wildman (Donna) and…

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Wayland Dean Jordan Sr.

Graveside services for Wayland Dean Jordan Sr., 82, were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2021 at Childress Cemetery with Kerry Wood officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. He was born January 30, 1939 in Childress to Raymond C. Jordan and Viola Vaught Jordan. He worked for Central Freight for…

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Leonard Holt Daniel

Leonard Holt Daniel, age 83 of Royse City, Texas, died March 6, 2021. Graveside services took place March 10 at Royse City Cemetery.   Born June 15, 1937 at Seymour to D.H. and Elizabeth Caroline Papachek Daniel, Leonard graduated from Lorenzo High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated his butcher…

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Mary Willene “Nana” Judd

On April 2, 2021, Mary Willene “Nana” Judd, 94 of Clarendon, took her last breath here on earth and breathed her first breath in Heaven in the presence of her Lord and Savior. Services took place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 in the Clarendon Church of Christ with Chris Moore officiating. Burial followed in Citizens…

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