Area Obituaries

Rayburn Ashcraft

Rayburn Doyle Ashcraft was called home to be with his Lord on Jan. 12, 2021 with Sammie, his wife of 61 years, by his side. Rayburn was born Aug. 1, 1937 in Columbus, MS. He was the son of Charles and Rhoda Junkin Ashcraft.  Although he left Mississippi after high school, his ties there remained…

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Blas Sosa

Blas Sosa, 93, of Munday, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born Feb. 3, 1927 in Hobart, OK to Martin and Maria Sosa. Blas had lived in Munday since his early teens. He served his country in the United States Army. He married…

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Stephen Sheedy

Stephen O’Neil Sheedy, 60, a longtime resident of Knox City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. A funeral service was held Dec. 5, 2020 at the Foursquare Churchin in Knox City with Rev. Gary Schnable officiating. Burial followed at Benjamin Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. Stephen was born April 22, 1960…

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Twyla Smith

Twyla Gayle Smith, of Lubbock passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at the age of 71. She was born April 20, 1949 in Vernon to John and Lois (Cantrell) Standlee. Twyla graduated from Knox City High School and went on to graduate from Draughn’s Business College. She worked at Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo…

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Gladene Green

Gladene Green, 84, longtime Benjamin resident passed away Jan. 2, 2021. She was born on the family’s farm outside of Munday on June 26, 1936 to Frank and Addie Yeager. She graduated Munday High School with the Class of 1954. She and the late Vandel Green were married March 5, 1965 in Olney. Gladene worked…

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Kenneth Henry Baker

 Kenneth Henry Baker, age 90, of Munday, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Kenneth was born Aug. 4, 1930 to Pitzer and Marie Baker. He graduated from Munday High School and Texas A&M with a degree in Animal Husbandry. Kenneth married Joy Lemley on April 4, 1956. They were married 64 years. Kenneth served in…

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Finnice Turnbow

On Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, our beloved mother and constant foundation of her children’s faith Finnice Imogene Walker Turnbow went into the glorious Light of our Heavenly Father and began Praising and Rejoicing as she beheld sight of the Lamb, the King of Kings and Lord or Lords, Jesus Christ who she focused her entire…

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Linda Underwood

On Dec. 21, 2020, Linda Kay Reed Underwood departed this world, ending a battle of 25 years with Parkinson’s Disease. Linda was born June 18, 1947 to Claud E. and Gladys Reed in Knox City. In 1965 she married C.H. Underwood and they were involved in Public School Education, farming and ranching for 55 years.…

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Josephine Lewis

Josephine “Josie” Lewis, 76, a lifelong resident of Knox County, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. A funeral service was Dec. 18, 2020 at the Foursquare Church, Knox City with Rev. Gary Schnable officiating. Burial followed the service at Knox City Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. Josie was born Dec. 21,…

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Maria Ortega

Maria Luisa Ortega, 82, of Munday, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Maria was born Aug. 25, 1938 to Tiburcio and Florencia Canas in Los Indios. She and Jose Trinidad Ortega, Sr. were married Aug. 5, 1955. Maria was a homemaker and mother to nine children. She loved bingo and going to the casino. Gardening…

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