Area Obituaries

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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Eston Parker New

Eston Parker New, 84, passed away Nov. 2, 2020. He was born March 1, 1936 in Cushing, OK to Eston and Corrine New. Parker graduated from Munday High School in 1954. While in high school he was chosen class president. Parker married Janice Johnson on June 5, 1955. Together they raised four beautiful children. He…

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Jimmy Joe Reddell

Jimmy Joe Reddell was born Nov. 24, 1943 to Lewis Aquilla and Lizzie (Call) Reddell on the family farm in Weinert. Jimmy went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Dec. 12, 2020 at 8:15 a.m. He spoke of the very moment and would say, “Don’t worry about me, when I leave…

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Norma Lee Collier

Norma Lee Collier “The Queen”, 87, of Munday, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. She was born Nov. 18, 1933 in Dekalb, to Audie and Leola Easter. She was the baby sister of eight. Norma Lee always said she wanted to have a lot of children and so she did. She would say for someone…

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William Jerry Guinn

William Jerry Guinn, 84, of Knox City, passed away on Nov. 20, 2020. A graveside service was held Nov. 23, 2020 at Knox City Cemetery with Don Hawkins officiating. Services were under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. Jerry was born to Louis C. Guinn and Bessie (Shaw) on June 18, 1936 at home…

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Tiffen Ray Mayfield

Lifetime resident of Weinert, Tiffen Ray Mayfield lost his seven year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He passed from this life at his home on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the age of 81. He was born in Weinert to Clyde Mayfield and Otie Bell Guess Mayfield on Nov. 18, 1939. He married Erlinda Alexander in…

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Sarah Phillips

Sarah LaCresha (Floyd) Phillips, 80, passed away Nov. 17, 2020. She was born June 15, 1940 to Herman and Annie Floyd. LaCresha was baptized as a young adult and was a member of the Munday Church of Christ which she considered her Church home. LaCresha’s main job and the most rewarding, was farming with her…

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