Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Elmer Martin


Elmer T. Martin,  86, died June 24, 2014, Amarillo,TX

Service will be Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11am in New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church.

Bishop James Mims-Pastor and eulogist

Arrangements by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes, Amarillo, TX.

 Mr. Elmer T. Martin was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, September 24, 1927.  He enjoyed golf and baseball.  His  favorite baseball team was the Atlanta Braves. 

 He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 36 years and later worked at the Tascosa Country Club.

 He was one of the original members of the Shiloh Baptist Church.

 He was preceded in death by three brothers;  Charles Gillispie, James Warner, Jr. and David B. Lee One sister; Lucille Conger

He is survived by:  Wife; Vivian Martin, 62 years of marriage, of Amarillo,TX. Three Sons;  Michael Martin and wife Doritha of Atlanta, GA. Kenneth Martin of Amarillo, TX. Reggie Martin and wife Angela of Atlanta, GA. Daughter;  Rochelle Martin of Atlanta, GA.  Sister;  Alma Harris of Denver, CO & Step-sister; Georgia Gardner of Pittsburg, CA. Grandson; Michael Cameron Martin of Atlanta, GA. Grandaughter; Kennedi Tillman of Los Angelus, CA.Great- Grandson; Cameron Jahvon Martin of Atlanta, GA.Nephew;  Jimmie Luster of Denver, CO

In lieu of flowers family request memorial to the America Cancer Society at 3915 Bell Street, Ama

Visitation at funeral home, Sunday from 3pm until 6pm 

Allen R. Graves

Allen R. Graves

Allen R. Graves, 63, died  June 21, 2014,  Amarillo, TX.

Service will be  Friday, June 27, 2014 in Anderson Chapel Sanctuary of Praise at 11am, Reverend Robert Graves, pastor and eulogist.

Allen Ray Graves (teek-papa) was born August 6, 1950, in Amarillo, Texas, to LC Graves and Jessie Graves.

Allen loved his family and his grand and great-grand children were the love of his life.  He enjoyed playing chess and fishing.

He graduated from West Texas State University with a Master’s of Arts Degree in counseling.  He was the program Director of the Aware Program and the Co Founder of the Amarillo Transitional Treatment Center.  

He was preceded in death by his dad, LC Graves; daughter, Porshonda Oliver; two great-grand sons, King and Cornelius Jones

Survivors are:  His wife of 40 years, Deborah Ann Graves of Amarillo, TX.   His rock, his wonderful mother, Jessie R. Anderson of Amarillo, TX.   Eight Brothers; Cecil Graves, Robert Graves (Bonnie), Charles Graves (Angie), Don Graves (Ann), Gene Graves (Ness), Jerry Graves (Doris), Arthur Graves (Kerri), Anthony Graves (Angie) All of Amarillo, Texas.  Sister; Elsa Graves of Amarillo, TX.   Four Sons; Byron Graves of Dallas, Texas, Dewayne Calloway of Kansas, Doug Mitchell of Austin, Texas, and Elroy Graves of Amarillo, Texas.Eleven Daughters; Alicia Graves of Amarillo, Texas, Tonya Owens of Arlington, Texas.  Stephanie Calloway of Kansas, Carolyn Burks of Amarillo, Texas, Lidia Dailey, Amarillo, Texas, Toshiba Bernard of South Carolina, Nay Nay Mitchell, Porshena Echols, Porshanra Oliver, Mary May, Shaneice Hughes all of Amarillo, Texas.  Amanda Gonzales of Houston, his road dog, Shakira Burks (born on his birthday)

 21 Grand children and 6 Great grand children

His is further survived by nieces, nephew, relatives and friends

 In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Allen’s name to the Transitional Treatment Center located at 9300 SE 3rd Amarillo, TX  79118

Visitation at funeral home today from 1pm until 6pm.

Billy Carl Hall

Billy Carl Hall

Billy Carl Hall,  65, died June 1, 2014. Amarillo, TX

Service will be Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11am in Love Fellowship Church, Bishop Warren Coble, Pastor and eulogist

Arrangements by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes.  Burial at Llano Cemetery

Billy Carl Hall was born July 17, 1948, in Borger, Texas. The son of Mary Wright Hall and Cecil Hall.

He attended Carver High School and was a trucker until his health failed.

He made a profession of his faith and was a member of Ebenezer Church of Amarillo, Reverend Gail Miles, pastor.  He was a faithful usher and enjoyed missionary work.

He is survived by:  Sister; Flossie Mae Washington and husband James of Pittsburg CA.   Brother; Thurman Hall and wife Yvonne of Las Vegas, NevadaThree step-sisters and one step-brother. Special friends; Menyon Alexander and Robert Foster; both of Amarillo

Visitation at funeral home on Wednesday, from 1pm until 6pm

Devella McCampbell

Devella McCampbell

Devella McCampbell, 58, died June 8, 2014. Amarillo, Texas.

Service and Officiant; Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 11AM. New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop James Mims, pastor officiating- Co Pastor Joyce Mims as eulogist.

Arrangements by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes, Amarillo, TX

Devella A. McCampbell was born September 6, 1955, in Clarendon, Texas.

She was a faithful member of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church until her health failed.  She enjoyed family, cooking, shopping, and getting her nails done.

She is survived by; 4 Children;  Detra McCampbell, Dontae McCampbell, Amarillo, TX  Demetrious Smith of Los Angeles, California and Dannissa Pugh of Euless, TX

2 Brother; Gerry Smith (Ann) of Amarillo, TX, and Troy Smith of Dallas, TX

3 Sisters;  Connie J. Clark of Austin, TX, Evelyn McCampbell and Jan Smith of Louisville, KY

Stepfather; H.B. Smith of Amarillo, TX

Special friend; Freddie E. Jackson-Amarillo, TX

9 grandchildren, 2 great great grand children

Visitation at funeral home Friday from 1PM-6PM