Area Obituaries

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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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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Jeffrey Mark Butler

Jeffrey Mark Butler             Jeffrey Mark Butler, age 36, of Turkey, Texas, passed away on April 18, 2019.  A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Church of Christ in Turkey.  Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Moore-Rose Funeral…

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Alden “Whitey” Morzett Whitefield

Alden “Whitey” Morzett Whitefield Alden “Whitey” Morzett Whitefield, age 95 of Matador, passed away, Saturday, March 23, 2019. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at East Mound Cemetery in Matador.  Visitation will be held at the Matador Church of Christ, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 1:00-8:00 p.m.  Arrangements are under…

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Carlye Fleming

Carlye Fleming A memorial service for Carlye Fleming, 79, was held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Silverton United Methodist Church with Rance Young, pastor,officiating. She died Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 9:18 pm in Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. She was born to Carver and Iwana Simpson Monroe on February 19, 1939 at Silverton…

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Peggy J. Garvin

Peggy J. Garvin Peggy J. Garvin, age 84, of Silverton, passed away on February 26, 2019.  Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Silverton, with G.J. Walton officiating.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home. Peggy was preceded in death by her…

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