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Aubrey Radford, 80 of Dalhart, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022. A Graveside Service is scheduled for 2:00PM on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Ty Hancock officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home.

Aubrey was born on June 16th, 1941 in Quannah TX. He was one of eight children born to Wright and Blanche Radford. The family later relocated to Hooker, OK where he and his family would call home. Aubrey graduated from Hooker High School in 1960 and would continue his education at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, OK. Aubrey also enlisted and served in the USAF, spending the majority of his enlisted time in Dover DE and in Okinawa. Upon returning to the states, he completed his education at OPSU and relocated to Dalhart, TX in 1977.

Aubrey would follow his degree in Accounting and work at several positions including Co-op and Dallam County before retiring from Monfort in Cactus, TX in 1999. Aubrey married Patricia Joy Bishop on September 1, 1979 and they made their home in Dalhart until Patricia’s passing in 2010. While married to Pat, he found several hobbies including wood working in his backyard shop and an avid numismatic. He closely watched all football and baseball leagues, baseball being his favorite sport. Aubrey was an active member in the United Pentecostal Church in Dalhart and would later find his church home with Lincoln Street Baptist Church. In 2014, Aubrey relocated to Farmington NM, for a short amount of time and returned to his home in Dalhart in 2017. In April, 2021, Aubrey relocated to Coldwater Manor in Stratford, TX where he would receive the care he required.

Aubrey is survived by his son, Kevin Radford and his wife Shelly of Stratford, TX. His brother Charlie Radford of The Woodlands, TX, Darrell Radford and his wife Nancy, of Kingwood, TX, and his sister Diane Halverson and her husband, Dave of Farmington, NM.

Aubrey is preceded in death, by his late wife Patricia Radford (2010), parents Wright and Blanche Radford, brother Alan Radford (1935) of Quanah sister Sandras Radford (1935) of Quanah, brother Walter Radford (1995) and sister Marie Blassingame (2015) of Sugarland, TX.

 

 

 Master Sergeant Jerry Don Miles, 73, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022 in Abilene, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Hamil Family Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Navarro of the Abilene Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

Jerry was born in Rule, Texas to Eddie Carl Miles and Billie Dee Pittman Miles on April 1st, 1948. He went to school in Texline, Texas and graduated from Texline HighSchool. Jerry married the love of his life Carol Louise Florence on 4/18/1969 at Tinker Airforce Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served 20 years retiring in 1988 from the U.S. Airforce as a Master Sargent and Branch Chief.

Jerry had a love for cars. Especially fast ones! He was President of the Abilene Performance Car Association for many years. He was instrumental in getting the Big Country Raceway started here in Abilene. Jerry was in the car business for over 25 years, 17 of which, he owned and operated Jerry’s Auto Sales. His love for cars was passed down to his sons, grandsons, and great grandsons.

Jerry loved to kick back, relax, and do a little fishing at Lake Brownwood with his family, whom he was devoted. He was so patient with his granddaughters and great granddaughter, always having time for a manicure, facial, or “hairdo”.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Miles, son Jerry Don Miles, Jr. and wife Pam, son James Allen Miles and wife Tanya, brother John Miles, sister Jean Palmer. Six Grandchildren (Camron, Nick, Kadee, Jesse, Jason, and Mikayla) and Three great grandchildren (Jaxon, Charlie, and Liam).

Pallbearers will be his sons Jerry Jr. and Jimmy Miles and grandsons Camron, Nick, Jesse, and Jason Miles. Memories may be shared, and condolences left at: www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com

 

 

 Robert “Bob” Hurst, 78 of Lubbock, formerly of Friona passed away January 13, 2022 in Lubbock. Viewing will be held from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, January 16, 2022 with family visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Celebration of Life Services set for 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 17, 2022 at the Friona United Methodist Church in Friona with Dr. Andrew Hurst, Rev. Kerry Hurst and Rev. Skip Hodges, officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona. Bob was born December 25, 1943 in Ft Worth to L.J. and Grace Wooten Foster Hurst. He graduated from Lorenzo High School then later earned a Master’s Degree from Texas Tech University. He married Roxanne Hall March 29, 1974 in Dalhart.

Bob taught Vocational Agriculture for many years in Lorenzo and Dalhart. Later, he and Roxanne moved to Friona where he began his new position as manager of Parmer County Implement Company. He became a partner in 1978, purchasing PCIC in the early 1980’s.

Agriculture remained Bob’s passion as he also was extremely active in local and area stock shows, 4-H and FFA. His generosity included his time an effort in activities of Parmer County communities. He is a past president of the Friona Chamber of Commerce and Friona Man of the Year for 2012. He loved Parmer County, but in 2018, he and Roxanne retired and moved to Raider Ranch in Lubbock. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, and older brother-Michael Hurst.

Those to carry on his legacy include his wife Roxanne of Lubbock, 2 sons, Clint Hurst and wife Shannon of Friona, and Clay Hurst and wife Jennifer of

Lubbock, 4 brothers-Terry Hurst and wife Sheri, and Joe Hurst and wife Christy, all of Idalou, Kerry Hurst and wife Kim, and Andy Hurst and wife

Jane, all of Lubbock, 6 grandchildren-Trey Hurst, Cade Hurst, Kenzie Byrd, Keegan Hurst, Kyla Wood and Maddie Mitchell, and 1 grandson Hayes Hurst due

in March, 5 great-grandchildren, Finley Munns, Gensyn Byrd, Karvis Hurst, Waylon Munns, and Skylar Munns. The family would like to thank South Plains Rehab Hospital, Bridge Hospice and TaBree Welch.

In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to Faith City Mission of Amarillo, St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN., or a favorite charity of your choice.

You may send condolences to the family and sign the online guest book at: hansardfamily.com

 

 

 Eddie Bob Burkhalter, 87, of Dalhart, Texas, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Dalhart, to be reunited with his wife Charlene, who predeceased him in 2014. He will be buried next to her at Manitou Cemetery, Manitou, Oklahoma on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Eddie was born February 17, 1934, in Tipton, Oklahoma, to Eddie Bee Burkhalter and Sophia Velma Strickland. He married Edna Charlene Courtney on August 27, 1952, in Vernon, Texas. They lived in Manitou, Tipton, and Vernon before moving to Dalhart in 1966, which became their permanent hometown.

In Dalhart, Eddie owned and operated the Dairy Inn and helped operate the family businesses of Burkhalter’s Travelers Inn and Burkhalter Chevrolet, where he remained working under other owners until his retirement in 2020. Eddie was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church, where he once served as deacon.

Eddie is survived by three children (Vicki, Karen, and Steven), five grandchildren (Derek, Brandy, Brittany, Kaleesi, and Stevie), and four greatgrandchildren (Rachel, Gage, Baylor, and Boyd).

 

   Kay Clark, 76, of Dalhart, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. A graveside service will be at 1:00PM on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Kurtis Abla officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Horizon Funeral Home.

Kay was born on May 3, 1945 to William and Evelyn (McCarty) Kvarnstrom in Bremerton, WA. She attended West High School and received her GED.

Kay lived in the community for 44 years and waitressed for many of those. She retired in 2011 and enjoyed reading a book a day; her favorite genres being mysteries and romance.

“Mother to many.”
“Friend to all.”

These phrases come to mind when thinking of Kay. She was one in a million and left whomever she was talking with feeling as if they were the only person on Earth. She gave undivided attention, care, and joy wherever she was and in everything she did. She may have been employed as a waitress, but that was just the segue to her real job, her true purpose - to fill in the gap for so many different people on many different levels. It came so easily for her that she never fully realized the importance of her friendship, guidance, and love. She may be gone now, but she has forever left behind an imprint on our lives and in our community.

She is preceded in death by her parents: William and Evelyn Kvarnstrom; one daughter: Mary Kelly; twin sister: Ann Bogue and husband Roy; and sister: Judy.

Kay is survived by one son: David Clark and wife Nancy Lovato of Houston; two grandchildren: Chasity and CJ and one great grandchild: Michael.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Dalhart Good Samaritan, PO BOX 1101, Dalhart, TX 79022