Claudia E. Blythe

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Claudia Elizabeth Flowers Blythe, 94, of Amarillo died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Flower Mound, Texas. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Home, 4140 West Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas, with Reverend Kevin Johnson, pastor of Community Church at Chaffee Crossing in Barling, Arkansas, officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Llano Cemetery East in Amarillo, Texas, with Pastor Danny Logan of Bell Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Claudia was born April 14, 1921, in Hobart, Oklahoma to Ben and Bessie Flowers. She moved to Hereford, Texas, and soon met the love of her life, H.D. Blythe, Jr. H.D. and Claudia were married for 72 years. They raised four daughters and Claudia was a homemaker until they began managing the T-Anchor Flea Market for 24 years, retiring in 2002. Claudia was very proud of her Choctaw heritage. She especially loved spending time with family, watching the Texas Rangers, and going to the casino in Ruidoso, New Mexico. She will never be forgotten as her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren hold many happy memories in their hearts spent with the woman they lovingly knew as “Mom,” “Ma,” “Great Ma,” and “GG Ma.” Claudia was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church in Lubbock. She was preceded in death by her husband, two infant daughters, her parents, five sisters, and one brother. Survivors include four daughters, Gale Sanford and husband Terrell of Amarillo, Sandy Smith and husband Dennis of Plainview, Donna Hudson and husband Dean of Arlington, and Liz Sebastian and husband Eddie of Lubbock; nine grandchildren, Tim and Cherilyn Malone, Tammy and Russ Owens, Kelley and Heath Bozeman, Kaycee and Jeff Buckley, Kristi and Brock Allen, Danene Hudson, Drew and Linda Hudson, Jody and Ginger Sebastian, and Jennifer and Chris Guilkey; 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family suggests memorials be to Olivia's Angels, in care of BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79105; or a charity of your choice.

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