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.

For the Week of July 21 - July 27, 2019

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JOHAN BERGEN

Funeral services for Johan Bergen, age 31 of O’Donnell, Texas will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church in Seminole, Texas. Bishop Henry Reimer will officiate, with burial to follow at Reinlander Mennonite Church Seminole Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Johan was born August 15, 1987 in La Honda Zacatecas, Mexico to Maria Bueckert (Suderman) and Abram Bergen Harder. He married Sara Peters in La Honda Zacatecas, Mexico on August 10, 2014. Johan was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church, and he worked as a farmer.

Johan Bergen passed away July 21, 2019 in automobile accident which also claimed the life of both his wife Sara and a daughter. In addition, he is preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He is survived by three sons, Pancho Bergen, Corny Bergen, and Johnny Bergen, all of O’Donnell, Texas; his parents Abram and Maria Bueckert of Mexico; eight brothers, Henry Bergen of Canada, Abraham Bergen of Lamesa, Texas, David Bergen of Ackerly, Texas, and Peter, Isaak, Aaron, Anton, and Cornelius Bergen, all of Mexico; and three sisters, Eva Harder and Maria Friesen, both of Canada, and Susana Bergen of Mexico.

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SARA PETERS BERGEN

Funeral services for Sara Peters Bergen, age 22 of O’Donnell, Texas will be held Thursday, July, 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Reinlander Mennonite Church in Seminole, Texas. Bishop Henry Reimer will officiate, with burial to follow at Reinlander Mennonite Church Seminole Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Sara was born November 26, 1996 in La Honda Zacatecas, Mexico to Margaretha Peters (Schmitt) and Cornelio Fehr Knelson. She married Johan Bergen on August 10, 2014 in La Honda Zacatecas, Mexico. She was a member of Reinlander Mennonite Church.

Sara Bergen passed away July 21, 2019 in automobile accident, which also claimed the life of her husband and daughter. She is preceded in death by her mother. Sara is survived by three sons, Pancho Bergen, Corny Bergen, and Johnny Bergen all of O’Donnell, Texas; her father, Cornelio Fehr of Mexico; four brothers, Cornelius Fehr, David Fehr, Peter Fehr, and Abram Fehr, all of Mexico; eight sisters, Margareta Harder and Tina Harder both of Canada, and Eva Wall, Truda Neufeld, Lisa Martens, Maria Guenter, Helena Fehr, and Susana Fehr, all of Mexico.

For the Week of June 30 - July 6, 2019

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ZANE DURWOOD 'WOODY' GRESSETT

Graveside services for Zane Durwood “Woody” Gressett, age 83 of Seminole, Texas will be held Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Gaines County Cemetery with Leo Copeland officiating. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Gressett was born October 8, 1935 in Tom Green County to Ethel Inez (Morgan) and William Alvin Gressett.  He married Ruby (Pendleton) Gressett in Seminole on August 12, 1955. He was part owner of Seminole Ready Mix Concrete with his brothers, Dalton and Bobby for over fifty years. He and Ruby traveled to forty-eight states and four Canadian provinces by motorcycle; he was an avid gun enthusiast as well as a licensed airplane pilot. 

Durwood Gressett passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at his home in Seminole. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Gressett in February 2019. He is survived by one son, Doug Gressett and wife Debra of Mineral Wells, Texas; one sister Barbara Phillips and husband Vernon of Roby, Texas; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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MICHAEL KUBICEK

Funeral Mass for Michael “Mike” Kubicek, age 58 of Seminole, Texas, will be celebrated Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Jose De Dios Gonzales officiating. Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Michael was born August 31, 1960 in Sherman, Texas to Celia (Reilly) and Joe Kubicek. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He was a simple man with lots of character and a great sense of humor. He loved playing pool; he enjoyed country music and dancing and was a master at line dancing. Mike loved sports; his favorite sport was gymnastics as he was an excellent gymnast as well. He adored his family and loved spending time with them. He had a deep, unending love for his son Ryan. He was affectionately  called “Uncle Booger Nasty” and he treasured his nieces and nephews very much.

Mike Kubicek passed away July 4, 2019 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his father Joe Kubicek in 2015; a sister Cyndi Seymore; and his grandparents. He is survived by one son, Michael Ryan Kubicek of Bentonville, Arkansas; his mother, Celia Kubicek of Seminole, Texas; two brothers, Larry Kubicek and wife Paula and Dirk Kubicek, both of Seminole, Texas; three sisters, Vicky Johnson and Brenda Hughes and husband Guy, both of Seminole, Texas, and Sandra Powers and husband Randy of Prosper, Texas.