For the Week of December 8 - December 14, 2019

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PEGGY EAVES

Graveside services for Peggy Sharon Eaves, age 76 of Denver City, Texas will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at City of Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, Texas at 3:00 p.m. with Gene Boyer officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas.

Mrs. Eaves was born September 22, 1943 in San Fernando, California to Maggie and Grafton Swaim. As a young girl, her family moved to Jal, New Mexico where she attended and graduated high school.  She married Glynn Max Eaves in Ropesville, Texas on January 4, 1964. She was a Christian. Peggy was a Girl Scout and Brownie leader; she also helped to obtain the first Girl Scout hut in Denver City. She enjoyed coaching softball, crafting and helping all animals.

Peggy Eaves passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Shinnery Oaks Nursing Home in Denver City. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Glynn Eaves in 2006; one son, Casey Eaves and one brother, Jimmie Swaim. She is survived by two daughters, Mitzi Thrapp and husband Phillip of Texarkana, Texas and Amy Swanson and husband Jimmy of Wink, Texas; one brother, Jerry Swaim and wife Patsy of Midland, Texas; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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PAT CHILDRESS

Funeral services for Pat Childress, age 86 of Denver City and formerly of Seminole, Texas, will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Westside Church of Christ in Seminole, with Brother Skip Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Pat was born June 9, 1933 in Wellman, Texas to Naomi (Baker) and Rupert Caffey. She retired from Seminole ISD after working in the cafeteria for 15 years. She loved to cook and enjoyed being a housewife. She was most recently a member of Cactus Drive Church of Christ in Levelland, Texas where she moved from Seminole. She married George Childress on January 14, 1995 in Seminole; he passed away in 2008. Pat was a best friend to many, and dearly loved her family, friends, and church family. Her family regarded her as the best Christian lady and a sincere sweetheart, in addition to being the best mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother ever.

Pat Childress passed away at her residence on Saturday, December 7, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, George, in 2008; one son, Ron Hillis; and three brothers, Melvin, Leonard, and Mitchell Caffey. She is survived by three sons, Don Hillis and wife Carolyn of Granbury, Texas, George Childress, Jr. and wife Una of Levelland, Texas, and Ken Hillis of Hobbs, New Mexico; three daughters, Paula Reeves and husband Rick of Denver City, Texas, Pam Evans and husband Richard of Lubbock, Texas, and Cheryl Clark and husband Gordon of Dumas, Texas; one brother, Leland Caffey and wife Paula of Lubbock, Texas; one sister, Barbara Roberts of Lubbock, Texas; and 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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ODESSA HUGHES

Funeral services for Miriam Odessa Hughes, age 87 of Seminole, Texas will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Charlie Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Odessa was born August 28, 1932 in Winona, Texas to Alice Estel (Green) and James Lewis Pyle. She married Maurice Hughes in Lovington, New Mexico on March 4, 1950 and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was an avid sports fan, and very family-oriented; Odessa truly never met a stranger. She was a great wife, mother, and grandmother.

Odessa Hughes passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Seminole Memorial Health Care Center. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Maurice Hughes in 2005; two brothers, and four sisters. She is survived by two sons, Kim Hughes of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Mickey Maurice Hughes of Marble Falls, Texas; two daughters, Teresa Brock, and Connie Curtis and husband Ferlin both of Seminole, Texas; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

For the Week of November 24 - November 30,

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HENRY ROMO

Funeral Mass for Henry Romo, age 62 of Seagraves, Texas will be celebrated Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Seagraves with Father Jose DeDios Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery in Seagraves. Rosary will be held Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic Church from 7 to 8 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mr. Romo was born September 30, 1957 in Brownfield, Texas to Leonarda (Medina) and Juan Romo. He was a Catholic and worked as a backhoe operator. Henry enjoyed music, singing, muscle cars, and telling stories of his life experiences. He also loved all women, but he especially loved his family.

Henry Romo passed away at Yoakum County Hospital in Denver City, Texas on Saturday, November 23, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, Juan Romo. He is survived by his mother, Leonarda Romo of Seagraves, Texas; three brothers, Jaime Romo and wife Nedi of Midland, Texas, Roger Romo and wife Gracie of Abilene, Texas, and Carlos Romo and wife Sally of Hebronville, Texas; five sisters, Linda Romo of Denver City, Texas, Gracie Martinez and husband Plutraco of Seagraves, Texas, Gloria Vega and husband Jose Rodolfo of Seagraves, Texas, Geraldine Melendez and husband Thomas of Artesia, New Mexico, and Jasmine Barrera and husband Adam of Artesia, New Mexico.  

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DORTHEA "LYNN" EMFINGER

  

Funeral services for Dorthea “Lynn” Emfinger, age 70 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at M.S. Doss Chapel with Pastor Tony Pitcox officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Ms. Emfinger was born December 10, 1948 in Loraine, Texas to Bonnie (White) and Garlin Emfinger. She was a Christian and was contracted with the United States Postal Service. Lynn was a very loving, giving and kindhearted woman who loved her grandchildren dearly. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, baking, animals and being outdoors. She never met a stranger and always had a smile.

Lynn Emfinger passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Seminole Memorial Hospital in Seminole. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie and Garlin Emfinger and one brother, Phil Emfinger. She is survived by two sons, Clay Harris and Trey Harris and wife Kim both of Seminole, Texas; one sister, Gay Andrews of Wolforth, Texas; five grandchildren, Trevin Harris and wife Crystal of Killeen, Texas, Austin Harris and wife Randee, Madison Harris and boyfriend Chantz Pack, Kallie Harris and McKinley Harris all of Seminole, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Stoney Pack and Kyler Harris of Seminole.

For the Week of November 17 - November 23, 2019

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ULISES NUNEZ CARRILLO

Funeral Mass for Ulises Nuñez Carrillo will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Father Jose DeDios Gonzalez will officiate the service, with burial to follow at Gaines County Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.  

Ulises Nuñez Carrillo was born September 26, 2019, the youngest and smallest of a set of triplets, to Diana Carrillo and Joel Nuñez. He passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of one month and 19 days.

Ulises is survived by his parents; his siblings, Delilah and Emilio Nuñez; and his grandparents, Maria and Miguel Carrillo, and Lorena and Ramiro Nuñez. 

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AGATHA MARTENS

Funeral services for Agatha Martens, age 52 of Lamesa, Texas will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mennonite Evangelical Church with Pastor Diedrich Harms officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mrs. Martens was born April 25, 1967 in Mexico to Elizabeth (Bueckert) and Jacob Letkeman. She married Johan Martens in Mexico on July 29, 1984. Agatha was a Christian and a hard working homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, craft making, and raising chickens; she was also a very gifted harmonica player. Agatha was a very giving and warmhearted person. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and memaw.

Agatha Martens passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at her home in Lamesa, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, two brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her husband, Johan Martens of Lamesa, Texas; two daughters, Lisa Fehr and husband Jacob of Seminole, Texas, and Susi Martens of Colorado; three brothers, Abram Letkeman and wife Katharina of Mexico, Peter Letkeman and wife Maria of Seminole, Texas, and Henry Letkeman and wife Katarina of Seminole, Texas; four sisters, Nancy Klassen and husband Peter of Lamesa, Texas, Susana Friesen and husband Peter of Mexico, Lisa Hildebrandt and husband Johan of Mexico, and Lena Brown and husband Abram of Mexico; and by four grandchildren.

For the Week of November 3 - November 9, 2019

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JHOVITA LARA

Funeral Mass for Jhovita Lara, age 55 of Seminole, Texas will be celebrated Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose DeDios Gonzalez officiating. Rosary will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Jhovita Lara was born November 8, 1963 in Okeechobee, Florida to Emma (Herrera) and Geronimo Lara. She was a Catholic and worked in the Hospitality industry. Jhovita was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed cooking for her family, crocheting, and playing loteria.

Jhovita Lara passed away November 2, 2019 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother. She is survived by one son, Donte Gomez and partner Monica Alvidrez of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Anselmo Gomez and wife Carmen of Seminole, and Albert Gomez and wife Lucinda of Seminole, Texas; two sisters, Lisa Foresman and husband Jeff of San Antonio, Texas and Joanna Valdez and husband Ty of Seminole, Texas; two grandchildren, Donavyn Gomez and Delilah Gomez; and numerous nieces and nephews.

For the Week of October 13 - October 19, 2019

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JACK SESSIONS

 A memorial service for Jack Sessions, age 89 of Corinth, Texas and formerly of Denver City, Texas will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Denver City with Pastor Randy Butler officiating. Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yoakum County Golf Scholarship or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jack Sessions, 89 went to be with the Lord on September 18, 2019. He is survived by his son Ken Sessions and wife Christi of Corinth, Texas and their son Trevor; his granddaughter Kendra Cathey; a stepson, Mike Cathey and his wife Kem; his sisters Joye and her husband Tom Walling, and  Doris Rushing all of Wichita Falls, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Veach Sessions; four brothers, and a sister.

Jack was born February 11, 1930 in Seymour Texas to Mattie (Henson) and Ross Sessions. He graduated Seymour High School in 1948. He proudly served his country in the Korean War as a radio mechanic. He and Mavis married on July 7, 1972 in Plains, Texas. Jack worked for Amoco/BP for many years before retiring; however, he didn’t stay “retired” for long, working for Denver City ISD, Yoakum County jail as jailer, and several other jobs through the years. Jack loved to play golf and during his retirement you could find him most days with his buddies at Yoakum County Golf Course. He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Denver City and served as a former officer and board member of the Denver City Kiwanis Club and Senior Center. His smile, kind heart, and loving disposition will be missed by all who knew him. 

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DAVID KNELSEN

  

Funeral services for David Knelsen, age 76 of Seminole, Texas will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church with Bishop Neil Fehr officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr, Knelsen was born November 26, 1942 in Mexico to Margaret (Hamm) and Frank Knelsen. He married Aganetha Wieler in Mexico on June 21, 1964. He was a farmer and a member of the Old Colony Mennonite Church. David Knelsen was an honest and hard working man.

David Knelsen passed away at his home in Seminole on Saturday, October 12, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, four sisters, and one son. He is survived by his wife, Aganetha Knelsen of Seminole; two sons, David Knelsen and wife Anna of Seminole, and John Knelsen and wife Susan of Seminole; one brother, Diedrich Knelsen and wife Margaret of Mexico; one sister, Aganetha Friesen and husband Abe of Brownfield, Texas; twelve grandchildren, and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.

For the Week of October 6 - October 12, 2019

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HELENA REMPEL

Funeral services for Helena Rempel, age 78 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Reinlander Mennonite Church at 1:00 p.m. with Bishop Henry Reimer officiating. Burial will follow at Reinlander Mennonite Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rempel was born April 23, 1941 in Mexico to Helena (Knelsen) and Peter Bergen. She married David Rempel July 25, 1959 in Mexico. She was a homemaker and a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church. 

Helena Rempel passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Seminole Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Rempel, in 2014; one daughter, four brothers, and one sister. She is survived by two sons, Peter Rempel and wife Justina of Tarzan, Texas, and Jacob Rempel and wife Maria of Seminole, Texas; one daughter, Anna Froese and husband Isaak of Seminole, Texas; three sisters, Katarina Friesen of Mexico, Maria Friesen and husband Peter of Canada, and Margarita Wiebe and husband Ben of Canada; twelve grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.

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NEDRA SEARSY

A private memorial will be held for Nedra Searsy, age 95 of Denver City, Texas who passed away at Shinnery Oaks Nursing Home on Thursday, October 10, 2019. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130.

Mrs. Searsy was born in Tennessee Colony, Texas to Clarence and Lola Seagler on June 15, 1924. She graduated from high school in Roosevelt, Texas at the age of 16 in 1940. She married Hubert Searsy on November 2, 1941. Hubert enlisted in the Navy and both she and Hubert worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, California for six years. They returned to Texas and lived in Idalou for several years operating a service station. In 1952 they moved to the Arnett community to farm cotton, then in 1982 the couple moved to Denver City, Texas where they retired from farming. She was a member of the Church of Christ and loved her friends there.

Nedra Searsy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert Elmer Searsy; one daughter, Pamela Jo Searsy Owen; five brothers, and three sisters. She is survived by her children, Kathy Searsy Pellette and Lynn Searsy and wife Patrice; her grandchildren, Jeffery Owen and wife Dawn, Barry Owen and Gregory Blackledge, Clay Searsy and wife Misty, Drew Searsy, Erin Mensch and husband Hans; and by seven great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family would like to acknowledge and express sincere gratitude for the many acts of kindness by neighbors, the Denver City police department, EMS, Home Health Care, doctors and nurses at Yoakum County Hospital, Shinnery Oaks caregivers, and Hospice.

 

For the Week of September 29 - October 5, 2019

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LUPITA VALVERDE

 Funeral services for Lupita Valverde, age 74 of Amarillo, Texas will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God in Denver City, Texas with Pastor Ronnie Lunsford officiating. Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mrs. Valverde was born March 2, 1945 in Marfa, Texas to Santiaga (Brito) and Daniel Alvarado. She married Ruben Valverde in Plains, Texas on November 30, 1994 although they had been together since before the birth of their first child. She was a strong Christian and a homemaker. Lupita was a free spirit and very independent. She would help anyone in need and never asked for anything in return; she always had kind words for everyone. She was a very powerful prayer warrior who loved the Lord first and foremost and loved her family dearly, second to the Lord only. Lupita was known for making her awesome stacks of tortillas and being very mechanically inclined.

Lupita Valverde passed away in her home in Amarillo, Texas September 26, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ruben Valverde in 1998; one son, and one brother. She is survived by five sons: Ruben Valverde and wife Maria of Hobbs, New Mexico, Daniel Valverde and wife Delma of Hobbs, New Mexico, David Valverde of Hobbs, New Mexico, Henry Valverde of Midland, Texas, and Joe Valverde and wife Sara of Odessa, Texas; eight daughters, Frances Valverde-Sanders and husband Darrell of Chico, Texas, Josie Valverde of Amarillo, Texas, Yolanda Valverde-Reynolds and husband John of Dayton, Texas, Martha Valverde-Busby and husband Chris of Terrell, Texas, Diana Valverde of Fort Worth, Texas, Luisa Valverde-Valdez and husband Charles of Amarillo, Texas, Nora Valverde of Amarillo, Texas, and Lora Valverde of Amarillo, Texas; four brothers, Fedrico Alvarado of Devine, Texas, Manuel Alvarado of Devine, Texas, Socorro Alvarado of Port Arthur, Louisiana, and Macario Alvarado and wife Janie of Alpine, Texas; three sisters, Lydia Cooper of Abilene, Texas, Carmen Anaya of Abilene, Texas, and Josephine Escovedo of Cisco, Texas; 40 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. 

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FRANK THIESSEN

Funeral services for Frank Thiessen, age 75 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church with Pastor John Loewen officiating. Burial will follow at Reinlander Mennonite Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Thiessen was born May 28, 1944 in Durango, Mexico to David and Maria Thiessen. He married Maria Knelsen on May 15, 1966 and they were happily married for fifty-three years. He was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church and was retired from his welding job he loved. He also enjoyed playing the accordion and guitar and being outdoors; but he especially enjoyed every moment with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

Frank Thiessen passed away at his home in Seminole October 1, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and one son, Peter Thiessen. He is survived by his wife, Maria Thiessen of Seminole, Texas; three sons, Dave Thiessen of Plainview, Texas, Frank Thiessen and wife Tina of Dallas, Texas, and Aron Thiessen and wife Tina of Seminole, Texas; four daughters, Margie Fehr and husband John of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Mary Padilla and husband Lucas of Seminole, Texas, Helen Rivas and husband Joey of Lamesa, Texas, and Annie Neufeld and husband Pete of Seminole, Texas; one brother, Henry Thiessen and wife Lisa of Mexico; three sisters, Helen Harms of Seminole, Texas, Mary Bergen and husband David of Mexico, and Anna Bartch of Andrews, Texas; thirty-one grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

For the Week of September 22 - September 28, 2019

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DAVID ENNS

Funeral services for David Enns, age 58 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m at Reinlander Mennonite Church with Bishop Henry Reimer officiating. Burial will follow at Reinlander Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole. 

Mr. Enns was born December 17, 1960 in Campo, Mexico to Anna (Driedger) and Cornelius Enns. He married Helena (Guenter) in Seminole July 4, 1982. He was a member of the Reinlander Mennonite Church and worked as a farmer. Mr. Enns loved working on his farms and was a very positive person. He loved his family dearly.

David Enns passed away at the Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock, Texas September 23, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and one sister. He is survived by his wife Helena of Seminole, Texas; three sons, John Enns and wife Anna of Brownfield, Texas, Benny Enns and wife Lena of Seminole, and David Enns and wife Annie of Seminole; three daughters, Tina Peters and husband Corny of O’Donnell, Texas, Susie Froese and husband Abe of Seminole, and Sara Loewen and husband Jake of Seminole; five brothers, Isaac Enns and wife Maria of Canada, Gerhard Enns and wife Anna of Canada, Franz Enns and wife Helena of Mexico, John Enns and wife Elena of Seminole, and Corny Enns and wife Justina of Seminole; two sisters, Nancy Wall and husband Ben of Canada, and Helena Wieler and husband Benjamin of Seminole; and twenty-eight grandchildren.

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AILEEN HESTER

A Celebration of Life service for Francis “Aileen” Hester, age 81 of Longview, Texas and formerly of Seminole will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole, Texas at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ken Morgan officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hester was born September 5, 1938 in Lindsay, Oklahoma to Mildred Faye (McMillian) and Flake Ebenezer Lambert. She married Gayle Hester in Seminole, Texas on May 4, 1957. She was a member of the First Assembly of God and a homemaker. Aileen loved attending church, listening to music, playing the piano, guitar, and violin, and singing. She was also involved in the “Promised Land” Gospel Group. She loved her family and friends dearly, often spending hours talking to them about the Lord and Gospel music.

Francis Aileen Hester passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 at Longview Hill Nursing Home in Longview, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Flake and Mildred Lambert; her husband, Gayle Hester; stepmom, Nettie; and one sister, Betty Fisher. She is survived by one daughter, Linda Morgan and husband Ken of Longview, Texas; three brothers, Earnest Lambert and wife Diane of San Angelo, Texas, Randy Lambert and wife Brenda of Snyder, Texas, and Glen Lambert and wife Emma of Fayetteville, Arkansas; four sisters, Mary Faye Cox Powell of Tennessee, Coleen Wagner and husband Carl of Waldron, Arkansas, Anita Goolsby and husband Junior Jimenez of Seagraves, Texas, and Mary Meeks and husband Stan of Chillicothe, Texas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

For the Week of September 15 - 21, 2019

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DOROTHY 'FAYE' STARKEY

Graveside services for Dorothy “Faye” Starkey, age 81 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Jay Starkey officiating. The family will host a visitation at Boyer Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Starkey was born October 30, 1937 in Graham, Oklahoma to Sara (Garrett) and Leonard Cagle. She married Jimmy Lee Starkey on February 5, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas. She was a Baptist and a member of the Eastern Star. She loved life and people, and she loved her family dearly.

Faye Starkey passed away at her home in Seminole Sunday, September 15, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jimmy Lee Starkey; and three sisters, Thelma Byram, Carolyn Calger, and Kay Smith. She is survived by two sons, Jay Starkey and wife Shelli of Brownfield, Texas and Rick Starkey and wife Natalie of Seminole, Texas; two daughters, Vickie Berry and husband Ron of Seminole, Texas and Patty Tyson of Seminole, Texas; one brother-in-law, Kenny Starkey and wife Karen; one nephew, Kenny Byrum and wife Karen; one niece, Melissa Calger; eight grandchildren, Scotty Berry and wife Sarah, Derrick Berry and wife Stacy, Bobby Berry, Chase Tyson and wife Crystal, Garet Starkey and wife Mandy, Kaydee Starkey, Seth Johnson and wife Jayci, and Brody Starkey; seven great-grandchildren, Katelynn Berry, Taylor Berry, Blake Tyson, Raylee Tyson, Taytum Berry, Teaghan Bayless, and Jace Bayless. 

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For the Week of September 1 - 7, 2019

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EMMETT C. MILLS

Funeral services for Emmett C. Mills, age 80 of Denver City, Texas will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Kyle Streun officiating. Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park. Family will host a visitation at First Baptist Church on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6 to 7 p.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel of Denver City, in association with Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mr. Mills was born August 24, 1939 in Brownwood, Texas to Bobbie Sikes. He married Edna Lavada (Thomas) Mills in Big Spring, Texas February 6, 1960. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and worked in the oil field. Emmett loved his church dearly and was always a very warm, caring, honest and humble man; Emmett never met a stranger and had a great sense of humor. He always wanted to be involved with his children’s sports and activities; he also was involved in Little Dribblers Basketball. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf. Emmett Mills was an exceptional husband, father, and grandfather.

Emmett Mills passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Brownfield, Texas due to an auto accident. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ernie Mills. He is survived by his wife Lavada Mills of Denver City, Texas; one son, Steven Mills and wife Freinde of Sugarland, Texas; one daughter, Suzanne McMahan of Denver City, Texas; one brother, Curtis Joe Mills and wife Connie of Winter Haven, Florida; three grandchildren, Steven Inabnet of Midland, Texas, Braxton Mills of Austin, Texas, and Alexander Mills of College Station, Texas.