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Evelyn L. Thomas

Evelyn L. Thomas, 71, died Thursday, November 20,  in Dalhart, Texas. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Central United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Steve Patterson, Pastor, Central United Methodist Church, Dalhart TX.

Evelyn L. Brock was born September 16, 1943 in Dalhart, TX to Albert and Marguerite (Houston) Brock. Evelyn graduated from Dalhart High school in 1962. On July 26, 1975 she married Eldon Thomas. Evelyn was a member of the Dalhart Lions Club, the XIT Rangers, and the Theta Nu Sorority, and a member of Central United Methodist Church where she was in the Friendship Sunday School Class.

Evelyn delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels board. Over the years Evelyn worked at the Citizens Bank, Mac Bates Insurance Agency, Service Cleaners (with her husband Eldon) and later as a Jailer and Dispatcher. She also ran Special Occasions Catering.

Robert James ‘Bob’ Beller

Robert James (Bob) Beller, the former voice of KXIT and the Great High Plains for 49 years passed away Saturday, November 22,  in Amarillo, TX.

Funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 26,  at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Monsignor Michael Colwell, Pastor officiating, burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home.

Bob Beller was born May 3, 1927 in St. Paul, Kansas to Alphonse and Mary Konda Beller. He graduated from St. Paul High School at the age of 16. He enlisted in the U.S Navy in 1945 and served his country during World War II on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in the Pacific from 1945 to 1946. He was honorably discharged on July 30th 1946.

After his service in the Navy he attended Central Radio and Television School in Kansas City, Missouri, where he graduated in 1948 with a degree in Radio Electrical Engineering. One of his first jobs was in Shamrock, TX where he served as Engineer and helped to get the radio station on the air for the very first time.

Bob meet Bonnie Martin in Shamrock, TX, they were later married on April 25th, 1950 in Independence, KS.

Bob worked at several radio stations in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas where he was the Engineer and Chief Radio Engineer and was responsible for getting these radio stations
on the air for the first time. Bob moved his family to Dalhart, TX in October of 1952 where he purchased KXIT Radio Station. He was the owner and manager of KXIT for 49 years. He was a pioneer in radio bringing FM radio to Dalhart in 1967. He was known to many as “The Voice of the Dalhart Golden Wolves”. Bob sold KXIT in 2001.

Homer ‘Dale’ Davis

Homer “Dale” Davis, 56, died peacefully at his home in West, TX on Thursday, November 20, 2014 Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dalhart, with arrangements under the care of Horizon Funeral Home.

Officiating will be Fr. Phillip Ray, St. James Episcopal Church of Dalhart. Homer Dale Davis was born March 23, 1958 in Dalhart, TX to Homer Alvin Davis and Jacquelyn Beard Debenham Davis. “Dale” was raised in Dalhart, he was a boy scout and a member of the First United Methodist Church where he was baptized. A 1976 Graduate of Dalhart High School, he attended Howard Payne University and West Texas A&M.

Dale worked for his father’s Chrysler dealership, as well as working as a surveyor in east Texas. He retired to the City of West, TX. A kind hearted soul who struggled throughout his life with shyness, he was still able to make many friends who will miss him.