From our October 19, 2000 edition.


Funeral services for Eddie B. Weatherton, age 68, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2000, in the True Church of God in Christ with Rev. Harry Williams of Amarillo, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.

Mrs. Weatherton died Friday, October 13, 2000, in Clarendon.  She was born June 6, 1932, in Gladewater, Texas, and moved to Clarendon in 1945.  She married Howard “Red” Weatherton on May 5, 1960, at Clarendon.  She was a homemaker and a member of the True Church of God in Christ in Clarendon.

She was preceded in death by a son, Willie James Weatherton; a brother, Robert Johnson; and two sisters, Susie B. Williams and Addie Mae Robertson.

Survivors include her husband, Howard “Red” Weatherton of Clarendon; two daughters, Patricia Weatherton and Linda Weatherton, both of Clarendon; four sons, Randolph Weatherton of Phoenix, Arizona, Larry Jones and Howard Weatherton, Jr., both of Amarillo, and Bobby Weatherton of Clarendon; 17 grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Casket bearers were David Weatherton, Glenn Weatherton, Lloyd Weatherton, Floyd Weatherton, Clemon Weatherton, and Danny Gaines.  Honorary bearers were Alton Gaines, Frankie Williams, Richard Gaines, John L. McLaughlin, Ray Field, and Ray Crump.

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