Dateline: September 29, 2005
Memorial services for
Annell “Nelly” Owens Stokes, age 67, were held at 11:00 a.m. on
Saturday, September 24, 2005, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in
Pampa, with Rev. Charles Lowry, pastor of the Cross Point Baptist Church,
were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mrs. Stokes died
Monday, September 19, 2005, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She was born June 9, 1938, in Clarendon. She married Alvin Ray “Stokey” Stokes, I, on December 4,
1955. She had been a resident
of Pampa for 41 years. She
was a mother and homemaker, rearing four children until entering the work
force in 1973. From 1973
until 1993, she enjoyed her career as a cashier with Gibson Discount,
Ideals Groceries, and Franks Groceries, where she met her wonderful
lifelong friends. In 1993,
she started a second career in the medical field with Pampa Regional
Medical Center, retiring in 2003.
She was preceded in
death by a son, Alvin Ray Stokes, II; three brothers, Jack Owens, James
Owens, and Don Owens; one sister, Glenda McAlister; and parents, Ida Velma
and Charlie Byron Owens.
Survivors include her
husband: Alvin Ray Stokes, I, of Pampa: three daughters, Pattie Herrin and
husband Tony of Cleveland, Texas; Brenda Gardner and husband Bill of
Pampa; and Lesa Mooney and husband Gary of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; three
sisters, Peggy Harrell of Ballinger, Charline Reynolds of Amarillo, and
Pat McAnear of Clarendon; 11 grandchildren, Alvin Ray “Tre” Stokes,
III, Johnny D. Aufleger, and Joshua L. Brack, all of Pampa; Joseph E.
Aufleger of Camp Pendleton, California; Michael M. “Chi” Brack of Sand
Springs, Oklahoma; Gabriel N. “Gabe” Brack of Kuwait; Holly Nachole
Mills of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Amy Lea Trimble of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Cleta
Annell “Nelly” Stith of Chandler, Oklahoma; Marinda Elizabeth Mooney
and Heather Nacole Mooney, both of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and three great
grandchildren, Kaittlynne Aufleger Porter of Lefors, Kellan Stokes and
Callyer Stokes, both of Pampa.
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