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TheClarendon Enterprise February18, 2010  5 Obituaries Johnston Ernest Neal "Ernie" Johnston, 70, died Tues- day, Febru- ary 9, 2010, in Clarendon. Services were held at 2 p.m. Johnston on Friday, Febru- ary 12, 2010, in the First Baptist Chnrch in Clarendon, with Rev. Bill Hodges, Pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, and Rev. Lance Wood, Pastor, officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites and Firefighter Honors was held at Citizens Cem- etery in Clarendon. Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Ernie was born November 7, 1939, in Hedley, to Walter and Inez Johnston. He grew UP on the farm place in the Naylor Community of Donley County where he learned to farm. He attended Lelia Lake School from 1945 until 1956. He joined the Army National Guard in 1960 and served six years. He moved to Ama- rillo to work for Continental Panhan- dle Lines as a driver from 1961 until 1972. He married Beth Johnson Sep- tember 14, 1962, in Clarendon. He then worked for Montgomery Ward Fleet from 1972 until 1986. Ernie worked for the City of Clarendon from 1989 until 1999 where he worked with the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission and was suc- cessful in getting the Recycling Plant built and helped educate the city res- idents about the importance of recy- cling. He served as Donley County Commissioner Precinct I from 2000 until 2008 were he had the opportu- nity to help get the Donley County Courthouse restored. He served as the Donley County Emergency Coordinator, was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in Donley County, was a 32 year member of the Clarendon Vol- unteer Fire Department since 1978 where he served as 1st Assistant Chief. as elk as  2rid AssisttCliief, was named Firefighter of the Year in 1993, and was named 2009 Pioneer Man of the Year in Clarendon. Ernie was also a member of the Clarendon Masonic Lodge #700 AF & AM as well as a member of the A1 Morrah Shrine Club where he served as president for three years and other offices through the years. He was a member and attended First Bap- tist Church of Clarendon. Ernie has worn many hats - farm hat, grocery hat, service station hat, John Deere hat, National Guard hat, Continental Trailways hat, Ward Fleet hat, City hat, County Commissioner hat, Fire- man hat, Shriner's hat, husband hat, daddy hat, and papa hat. While wear- ing all of these different hats, he has always loved his family, his friends, his town, his county and his country. The word "love" does not have to be said, he has shown his love by his dedicated service to each and every one of us. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Charles Kenneth Johnston; and his sister, Dorothy 'Caught. Survivors include his loving wife Beth Johnston; his children, Neal Johnston and wife Tammie, and Donna Roys and husband Eddie all of Clarendon; his brothers, Billy Ray Johnston of Clarendon, Redell John- ston of Howardwick, Dan Foster of Little Elm, Gary Keith Johnston of Amarillo, and Don Johnston of Roswell, NM; his sisters, Cleta Wilk- erson of Dimmitt and Pare Mason of Clarendon; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Casket bearers were members of the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department. The family may be contacted at 1113 West 3rd, Clarendon or (806) 874-2269. The family requests that memo- rials be to First Church of the Naza- rene Fellowship Hall Fund, PO Box 790, Clarendon, Texas 79226 or the Clarendon Fire Department, PO Box 364, Clarendon, Texas 79226. Sign our online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com. Moss Robert Edgar "Bob" Moss passed away January 19, 2010, at Bakersfield, CA. Memorial services were held at the Arvin Assembly of god Church on January 22. Private family ser- vices will be held at Citizens Cem- etery in Clarendon at a later date. Bob was born on December 8, 1933, at Goodnight to Oddie Allen Moss and Clarence Moss. He attended school at Goodnight and Clarendon. After school, he was employed as an auto mechanic for Gene Nolen at Clarendon. He later worked as an appliance serviceman at heath Furniture in Clarendon, Lemon's Furniture in Memphis and Raymond Keith Furniture in Borger. He moved to California in 1964 and worked as a serviceman at Sears in Bakersfield until his retirement. Bob and Dora were married in 1966 and lived in Lamont, CA. They enjoyed traveling, camping and cruises. They were also very active in their church, where Bob was a musician. He enjoyed many hobbies including photography. He was tal- ented at taking photos and develop- ing much of his own film. He also enjoyed motorcycles, panning for gold, and camping in the mountains and on the west coast with his wife. While living in Borger, he became a diver at Lake Meredith. Airplanes had always fascinated him and at an early age, he started build- ing model planes and later remote controlled planes. This led him to become a pilot of small planes and later building his own 2-seater air- plane. Survivors are his wife, Dora; three sons, Bill, Lary and Randy; one daughter, Candy; two sisters, Irene Gerner Williams and husband George, and Shirley Osbum; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild and numerous other family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to Citizens Cemetery, PO Box 983, Clarendon, TX 79226; or Saint's Roost Museum, PO Box 781, Clarendon, TX, or to the American Cancer Society. Talley Billy L. Talley, 52, died Febru- ary 10, 20!0, in Amarillo. Services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb- ruary 12 at Talley the First Bap- tist Church of Canyon with Dr. David L. Lowrie, Jr., Pastor, and Rev. Paul Burwash, officiating. Services were under the direction of Brooks Funeral Direc- tors. Burial followed at Happy Cem- etery in Happy. He was born on October 15, 1957, in Hollis, Oklahoma, to Haskell and Wanda Talley. Billy was a Hedley High School graduate. He married Lotte Collier on December 27, 1997, in Happy. Billy was full of passion for the Lord and known for his tireless sense of humor. In Billy's own words, "He is definitely now doing better than he deserves,' He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canyon. Billy was preceded in death by his mother in 1995. Survivors include his wife, Lotte, of the home; two daughters, Alisa and Micah, of the home; two sons, Josh Talley and wife, Candace, of Memphis, Matthew Talley and wife, LeeAnn, of Memphis; three grandchildren, Jaden and Emma Talley, Destiny Talley; his father, Haskell Talley, of Clarendon; two sisters, Mary Green, of Clarendon, Peggy Talley, of Dodson; one brother, Douglas Talley, of Hollis, OK; and many other friends and family. The family suggests memorials to Family Life Ministries, PO Box 7111, Little Rock, AR 72223. Salmon LueveUa Sue Salmon, 65, died Wednesday, February 10, 2010, in Amarillo. Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2010, in the First United Methodist Church in Memphis with Rev. Rob Blum, Pastor, officiating. Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery-in Clarendon. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors, 1644 North 18th Street in Memphis. Sue was born January 24, 1945, in Amarillo, to Thurmond Ellis and Osa Mae Tipton Keever. She mar- ried James Nolan Salmon on Sep- tember 1964 in Perryton. She had been a resident of Hall County since 1973: He loved to travel and helping her husband on the farm. She loved doing for her family, and her grand- kids were her life. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Luther Thomas Rideout; and a sister, Ella Louis Whisenand. Survivors include her husband, Nolan Salmon of Memphis; a daugh- ter, Linnie Crosnoe and husband Steve of Frisco; a brother, Douglas Keever of Warrenton, Virginia; two grandchildren, Bailey and Brayden Crosnoe of Frisco; her nieces and nephews, Cathy Moore, Dee Dee Abbot, and Russell Keever; and sev- eral great nieces and nephews. The family requests memorials be to the American Heart and Lung Associations. Sign our online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com. Putman Marcus Eugene "Putty" Putman, 88, died Wednesday, Febru- ary 10, 2010, in Clarendon. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2010, in the First Baptist Church in Claude with Rev. Dick Gravley, Pastor, offici- ating. Burial followed at Claude Cemetery in Claude. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Mr. Putman was born March 14, 1921, in Goodnight to Marcus Lafayette and Cornette Clemen- tine Brunson Putman and was a resident of Claude most of his adult life before returning to Clarendon three years ago. He was a gradu- ate of Clarendon High School and Clarendon College where he was a member of the Bulldog basketball team. Shortly after college .gradu- ation, he went to work for TXDOT where he was employed until enlist- ing in the US Army Air Corp during World War II. After his discharge, he returned to work at TXDOT until retiring after 35 years of service. He married Jean George Cook on May 20, 1942, at Amarillo. She preceded him in death on January 26, 1994. He was a 64-year member of the Claude American Legion and a member of the First Baptist Church in Claude. Survivors include one sister, Wilma Spier of Clarendon and sev- eral nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews, all of whom were very special to him. The family suggests .that memo- rial donations be to the Clarendon College Scholarship Fund, the Donley County Senior Citizens Association, or a favorite charity. Sign our online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com. Hermesmeyer Geral- dine "Jerry" Hermes- meyer, 89, died Sunday, February lJl, 2010, in Amarillo. Rosary was held at 7 Hermesmeyer p.m. on Tues- day, February 16, 2010, in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Groom. Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Groom, with ):r. Raj Samala officiating. Inter- ment followed at St. Mary's Cem- etery in Groom. Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Jerry was born May 22, 1920, to Jake and Mary Finley Duncan in Moorefield, Independence County, Arkansas. Jerry married Phillip "Hunk" Hermesmeyer on April 28, 1972 in Pampa. She has lived in Donley County since 1972. She was a Certified Nurse's Aide and was loved by many that she cared for. Jerry was a fantastic homemaker, a gracious hostess, and made all who entered her home feel welcomed. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Groom. She was preceded in death by her parents and 18 brothers and sis- ters. Survivors include her loving husband, Phillip "Hunk" Hermes- meyer of Clarendon; two daughters, Jeri Lynn McGowan and husband David of Dallas, Patricia Ann Coffey and husband Bob of Mabank; one sister, Betty Margaret Patterson of Olathe, KS; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; special friends, Joan Gulde, Carolyn Hermesmeyer, and Virginia Patten; many nieces and nephews and especially Cindy Foster and her special great nephews Brody and Brady Hermesmeyer. Casket bearers were David McGowan, Bob Coffey, Brit Patten, Bill Hermesmeyer, Pat Bfitten, Jeff Gulde, Henry Like, and Sam Her- mesmeyer. The family requests that memo- rials be to American Lung Associa- tion or American Heart Association. Sign our online guestbook at www.RobertsonFuneral.com. Myers Bryan Lovell Myers, 51, died Monday, January 11, 2010, in Ama- rillo. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2010, in the First Assembly of God Fel- lowship Hall in Clarendon. Crema- tion and arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Bryan was born September 30, 1958, at Selfridge Air Force Base in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was raised in and spent most of his life in Clarendon as well as in Missouri. He loved to fish and enjoyed hunt- ing. He worked in Construction. He was preceded in death by his son, Eric Michael Myers; his grand- parent:s, Hester and Sue Shields, and Chester and Mary Myers. Survivors include his father, Lovell[ Myers and wife Sylvia, of Woodbridge, VA; his mother, Patty Lemons and husband Jerry, of Clarendon; two sons, Chris Myers and hi:s wife Courtney of Clarendon, and Jeremiah Myers of Springfield, MO; a brother, Andrew Myers of Virginda; four sisters, Vickie Rieken of Memphis, Cathy Myers and Janette Harrison both of Clarendon, and Larinda Myer s of Virginia; three grandchildren,'Dagon and Decylyn Woi'thington of Springfield, MO, and Emily, Myers of Clarendon. ign our online guestbook at www.iRoberts0nFuneral.com. , Top Showman Blaine Ellis, of Clarendon, had a stellar year last year in the event of Ranch Sorting. Blaine and his horse "Lenas Bandy Boon" (aka "Newt") competed in the monthly series with the Family Ranch Association in Amarillo. Blaine won the yearly point series and was awarded a high point saddle. Ranch sorting is a timed sorting event that the whole family can enjoy. 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