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.

For the Week of August 18 - August 24, 2019

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FRANK DYCK

Funeral services for Frank Dyck, age 4 of Seminole, Texas will be held Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church with John Loewen officiating. Burial will follow at Reinlander Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Frank Dyck was born in Seminole, Texas on May 12, 2015 to Katherina (Wieler) and Gerhard Dyck. Frank enjoyed playing with his sisters outside. Like every little boy, he was always hungry; his mother said you could never fill him up. Frank’s brother-in-law recalls he always asked for gum, and he loved to stay up late to play with his baby sister, making her laugh. Frank was extremely close to his brothers Henry and Peter, who had saved him from drowning when he was younger. Frank loved to venture off to the neighbor’s houses, and he loved tractors – he got excited seeing the toy tractors at the store and always wanted one. 

Frank Dyck passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 from injuries received in an accident at his home. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Heinrich Dyck. He is survived by his parents, Gerhard and Katherina Dyck of Seminole; three brothers, Heinrich, John, and Peter Dyck of the home; seven sisters, Helena Knelson and husband Cornelius, and Maria, Lisa, Suzie, Tina, Netha, and Ann all of the home; maternal grandparents, Heinrich and Helena Wieler of Mexico; paternal grandmother, Maria Dyck of Mexico; and one nephew, Diedrich Knelson of Seminole, Texas. 

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DONNIE PARKER

Funeral services for Donnie Wren Parker, age 62 of Denver City, Texas will be held Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Ricky Mitchell officiating and Pastor John McClean assisting. 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, memorials can be made to Denver City Fire Dept, United Fund of Denver City, and the YCH Foundation.

Mr. Parker was born February 25, 1957 in Lubbock, Texas to Eula Nadine (Dixon) and H.O. Parker, Jr. He married Marsha Suzanne Kidd in Denver City January 24, 1975. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and worked as a master electrician. Donnie started working for Denver City Fire Department in 1975 and retired in 2000.He also was an electrician and part owner of Electric Motor Repair until he retired in 1997. He was involved in Cub and Boy Scouts; he was also a coin collector and an avid lottery player. Donnie was a motorcycle enthusiast and proudly rode a Harley. In his spare time he enjoyed scuba diving; he had always wanted to go to Australia to swim in the barrier reef and with the sharks. He loved his grandchildren dearly and they all called him “D-Pa.” 

Donnie Parker passed away at his home in Denver City, Texas August 20, 2019. He is preceded in death by one brother, Terry Lynn Parker. He is survived by his wife Suzie Parker of Denver City, Texas; two sons, Joey Parker of Austin, Texas and Joshua Parker and wife Shannon of Denver City; one daughter, Becca Floyd of Denver City; one brother, Rodney Parker and wife Davela of Denver City; one sister, L’Dena Mitchell and husband Ricky of Caldwell, Texas; one sister-in-law, Stephanie Parker of Denver City; and four grandchildren, Ashton Floyd, Aniston Floyd, Morgan Parker, and Collin Parker.

For the Week of August 4 - August 10, 2019

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EDWIN E CHANLEY

Funeral services for Edwin Earl Chanley, Jr., age 71 of Seminole, Texas, will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at M.S. Doss Chapel with Pastor Jotty Kinney officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Chanley was born June 11, 1948 in Nowata, Oklahoma to Lois (Partridge) and Edwin Earl Chanley, Sr. He married Peggy Mapp in Roswell, New Mexico on January 25, 1997. He was a member of the Church of Christ and worked in the oilfield. Mr. Chanley was a hard working man. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting things, woodworking, photography, spending time with his grandchildren, and hunting and fishing. He loved his family dearly.

Edwin Earl Chanley passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dustin Chanley; and one sister, Toby Delk. He is survived by his wife Peggy Chanley of Seminole, Texas; three sons, Ricky Woods of Hobbs, New Mexico, Clint Chanley and wife Tabatha of Kenai, Alaska, and Casey Chanley and wife Toni of Franklin, Texas; three daughters, Vicky Wilson and husband Paul of Hobbs, New Mexico, Darla Pierce and husband Billy of Seminole, Texas, and Carrie Harlow and husband Chad of Round Rock, Texas; three brothers, Chuck Chanley and wife Norma of Hobbs, New Mexico, Rodney Chanley and wife Mary of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Ty Chanley of Eunice, New Mexico; one sister, Linda Brice and husband Ronnie of Midland, Texas; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

For the Week of July 28 - August 3, 2019

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FRANCISCO HARMS

Funeral services for Francisco Harms, age 51 of Seminole, Texas will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Colony Mennonite Church in Seminole. Preacher John Hiebert will officiate, with burial to follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Francisco was born April 16, 1968 in Mexico to Katharina (Neufeld) and Franz Harms. He married Margarita (Friesen) on September 27, 1987 in Zacatecas, Mexico. Mr. Harms was a member of Old Colony Mennonite Church. He worked as a welder for J&L Steel. Mr. Harms loved fishing. He was always happy and smiling and never met a stranger. Mr. Harms will be greatly missed by his family, especially his wife who was his best friend.

Franciso Harms passed away July 27, 2019 at Seminole Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents. Franciso is survived by his wife, Margarita; three brothers, Abe Harms and wife Margaret of Bolivia, John Harms and wife Tina of Mexico, and George Harms and wife Tina of Canada; four sisters, Susana Brown and husband John of Mexico, Elizabeth Harms and husband Jacob of Mexico, Tina Guenther and husband Isaac of Mexico, and Helena Froese and husband John of Canada.

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JAMES L. BERRY

James Lonnie Berry was born on August 15, 1942 in Brownfield Texas to A.P. and Dessie Berry, and passed from this life on July 28, 2019 in Denver City, Texas. James married Wanda June Davis on June 11, 1965. He was a US Air Force veteran who grew up and graduated school in Denver City, Texas. 

James loved building and racing cars and his wife June worked so that they could support this hobby. James and his boys spent many summer nights watching races at the area dirt tracks and NASCAR races. He was involved in Boy Scouts, Little League, and Little Dribblers, 

James Berry is preceded in death by Wanda June Berry, his wife of 53 years; his parents A.P. and Dessie Berry; and his brother Derriel Berry. He is survived by a sister, Lonelle Taylor and husband Rick of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; his daughter, Michelle Cockrell and husband Billy; his son, Craig Berry and wife Micky; his son, Greg Berry and wife Sandra; his daughter, Kim Davis; and his son, Tim Davis, all from Denver City. He is also survived by 15 grandkids and 33 great-grandkids. A memorial service will be held at a future date. 

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DESSIE DALE

Funeral services for Dessie Dale, age 83 of Seminole, Texas will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Dessie Dale, more affectionately known as Big Mama, was born February 29, 1936 in Stranger, Texas, and raised in Marlin, Texas. Dessie attend Marlin Public Schools in Marlin Texas, and she began her work in the restaurant industry. She met and married the love of her life, Odessie Dale, in 1955; they were married for 68 years. The majority of her years were spent raising her children and grandchildren. She attended True Light Baptist Church in Seminole, Texas where she was a faithful member. Dessie entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Dessie had a smile that was solemn and true. Her heart was as big as all outdoors; it was filled with love, generosity and trust. She never met a stranger and anyone that knew her would never forget her great personality. She lived her life to the fullest and loved her family and friends unconditionally.

She is preceded in death by her father Elijah Kirk (Bo); her mother, Willie Kirk; her brothers, Elijah Kirk, Jr. and Harvey Kirk; her sisters, Elmira Kirk and Elvira Barnes; her grandsons, Michael Deshawn Adkison and Paul Glenn Adkison III; her granddaughter, Daquisha Dale; and her son, Odessa Dale, Jr. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted husband of 68 years, Odessie Dale of Seminole, Texas; four daughters, Kasteen (Freddy) Jones of Seminole Texas, Jeraldine Hawkins of Austin Texas, Naquita (Daniel) Melton of San Antonio Texas, and Lavern Edwards of Austin, Texas; six sons, Shelton Dale, Sylvester (Karen) Dale, Craig Dale (Keisha), and Grady (Chiketa) Dale, all of Dallas Texas, George (Diana) Dale of Andrews, Texas, and William Earl Dale of Austin Texas; one sister, Mary Barnes of Dallas, Texas; three sisters-in-law; over 40 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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TAYLON LUJAN

Funeral services for Taylon Ray Lujan, age 19 of Seminole, Texas will be held Monday, August 5, 2019 at Templo Nazareth Assembly of God Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tony Cruz officiating. Burial will follow at Gaines County Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Memorial Chapel in association with Boyer Funeral Home.

Taylon Ray Lujan was born December 27, 1999 in Temple, Texas to Margarita (Arredondo) and Carlos Lujan II. His greatest accomplishment was graduating from Seminole High School in May of 2019. He had future plans to attend UTI in Irving, Texas to major as an auto mechanic technician. He always enjoyed working on his truck, driving around in his truck, watching movies, and listening to music. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. His dream was to one day travel to Tokyo, Japan.

Taylon Ray Lujan passed away July 29, 2019 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He is preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Charlie Lujan; his paternal great-grandmother, Vickie Rodriguez; and his maternal great grandmother, Mandy Washington. He is survived by his parents, Carlos Lujan II and wife Margarita of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Damian Lujan and Charlie Lujan both of Seminole, Texas; paternal grandparents, Carlos Lujan, Jr. and wife Lisa of Temple, Texas; maternal grandparents, Juan M. Arredondo and wife Teresa of Seminole, Texas; and his paternal great-grandmother, Helen Lujan of Seminole, Texas.