Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Samuel Darren Moore


Samuel Darren Moore, 50, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. John Baptist with Pastor Anthony Harris and Elder Herman Moore of Carter Chapel Primitive Baptist Church as eulogists. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Samuel “Darren” Moore was born July 27, 1965, in Wellington to Mae Frances Moore and Samuel McDow. He attended elementary and junior high school in Wellington. Darren was a 1984 graduate of Tascosa High School and spent two years at Wylie College in Marshall.

He was employed by the Northwest Texas Hospital in Environmental Management and well loved by all people.

At an early age, Darren united with Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church. Later, he chose to unite with Carter Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, where his uncle, Rev. Herman Moore, is the pastor.

Survivors include two daughters, Yasire “Yasi” Elon Moore of Amarillo and Nekeaih Matthews of Dallas; his mother, Mae Frances Moore of Amarillo; his father, Samuel “Sammie” McDow and wife Virginia of Dallas; seven brothers, Timothy and Enje’ Moore of Amarillo, Ken McDow Amarillo, Roquel Moore of Las Vegas, Bruce and wife Deborah of Dallas, Ronnie, aka “Ali,” and wife Ketra of San Antonio and Sam Love of Dallas; two sisters, Ann Moore of Las Vegas and Yolanda McDow of Dallas; four uncles, Elder Herman Moore and wife Mary of Amarillo and Lee, Will and wife Vera and Ray and wife Shirley McDow, all of Dallas; and six aunts, Merlyn Crawford, Lou Helen Moore, Frankie Gail Moore and Peggy Johnson, all of Amarillo, Betty Rose Moore of Wellington and Emma Faye Durham of Dallas.

Viewing will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Precious L. Hopes

Precious Hopes

Precious L. Hopes, 84, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop James Mims, pastor and superintendent, officiating and Dr. Gilbert Gillum Jr., senior pastor of Living Word Church of God in Christ in Waco, as eulogist. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Precious was born April 22, 1932, near Franklin to Andy and Johnnie Udell Brenham. She passed on into glory Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, 2015, surrounded by her children.

She attended school in Franklin School District and later furthered her education by becoming a LVN in Amarillo. She loved traveling to California to visit her youngest daughter and grandchildren as they grew to become young men. She loved traveling to Waco to visit her baby sister and oldest daughter and spending hours and hours fishing. When many of her family had given up and were ready to go home, she would end up catching the biggest fish of the day or the only fish of the day. She spent the last three years of her life fishing as often as her health would allow and going to Hilltop Senior Citizen Association every Tuesday and Thursday to play hand and foot canasta.

She united with New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. David Hill, later uniting with God’s Holy Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of her son-in-law, Superintendent Eddie Heath.

Survivors include three sons, Allen and wife Carol, Roxie “Roc” and wife Sonya and Arthur Ray “Pebbles” and wife Pam, all of Amarillo; two daughters, Klebird and husband Superintendent Eddie Heath of Amarillo and Othoria Hopes of Antioch, Calif.; a sister, Ruby Nobles of Mart; a brother, Norah Brenham and wife Billie of Lancaster; a close family friend, Frank Walker; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Viewing will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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