Area News

Tena Bearden

Tena Beardin   Tena Murray Frances Tiffin, age 73, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  Graveside funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Resthaven Cemetery in Quitaque. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Quitaque.  Arrangements are under…

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Bonnie Watters

Bonnie Watters Bonnie Watters, 85, of Yuma, Arizona (recently residing in Plainview, Texas) got a tee time in Heaven on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.  She was born in the Haylake Community on June 15, 1934, daughter of Walter and Dorytha Watters.  She received her education at the Haylake (Elementary) and Silverton (High School) in Texas. …

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Nova Dale Martin Turner

Nova Dale Martin Turner    Nova Dale Martin Turner (Gran) passed away and gained her wings on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Matador, TX.  Services will be held Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Matador Church of Christ at 10:00 AM with Viewing from 8:30 until 9:30 AM at the church. Burial to follow immediately after…

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Ed D. Smith

Ed D. Smith   Former Motley County Judge Ed D. Smith, humorist, writer, community leader and friend, died June 19, 2019, at UMC Lubbock. He was born February 1, 1942, at McDonald Camp, Matador Ranch, Matador, Texas, to William Earl “Ed D.” and Kathleen Cavitt Smith. He worked as a cowboy for Matador Ranch, Swenson…

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Happy State Bank Opens New Local Locations

Happy State Bank Opens Four New Locations AMARILLO, TX – June 4, 2019 – Furthering its footprint in the Texas Panhandle, Happy State Bank is opening locations in Matador, Memphis, Turkey, and White Deer on June 10. Happy State Bank has successfully acquired these locations from First Bank & Trust of Seymour, Texas, following an…

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Joe Melton “Buzz” Thacker

Joe Melton “Buzz” Thacker Joe Melton “Buzz” Thacker, age 92, passed into glory Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and joined his childhood sweetheart, LaVoe “Bodie” Mitchell Thacker in heaven. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Matador Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at the…

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Lanie Barton

Lanie Barton      Lanie Barton, 40, of Magnolia, AR passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at her residence.      Lanie was born August 22, 1978 in Little Rock, AR. Lanie was a friend to everyone. She loved animals, art, her family, and friends.      She was preceded in death by her father Randy Don…

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William Arnold Johnson

William Arnold Johnson William Arnold Johnson, 89, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019.  Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Faith Fellowship Church in Matador, Texas.  Interment followed at the Flomot Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral of Quitaque. Arnold was born May 6,…

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Mary Ellen “Dude” Barton

Mary Ellen “Dude” Barton    Mary Ellen “Dude” Barton age 95, slipped away on May 10, 2019 in Matador, Texas. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Matador with her great nephew officiating Danny Jones. Arrangements are under the personal care of…

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Rodger Wayne Evans

Rodger Wayne Evans Rodger Evans, age 76, of Matador TX was delivered into the arms of his savior on Tuesday April 23,2019. His last days were spent surrounded by family and friends, and he passed peacefully after battling illness and hospitalization for the last couple of months.  His family will welcome visitors on Saturday April…

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