Graveside service for Winifred Willie Dykes, 99, of Amherst, who died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in Amherst, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov.3, 2017, in the Sudan Cemetery, with Elder James Baker of Amarillo, officiating. Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan was in charge of arrangements. Winifred was born July 6, 1918, in Quitique, to B.K. and Lena “McBride” Hamilton. She married Hubert W. Dykes in Littlefield on Dec. 19, 1936. Winifred was a “Forever” Sudan resident for more than 70 years. She lived in Amarillo from 2003 until 2010. Winifred was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Borger. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert; her parents; her sister, Bertha Hestland; her brother, J.T. Hamilton; and two halfbrothers, Harvey Hamilton and Kenneth Hamilton. Survivors include her two sons, Donald Dykes and his wife, Anita of Amarillo, and Scotty Dykes of Jacksonville, Florida; her halfsister, Margaret Meeks of Ft. Worth; her half-brothers, Jerry Hamilton of Weatherford, and J.W. Rucker of Moriarty, New Mexico; three grandchildren, Alison Sanchez and her husband, Narciso; Kristi Musick and her husband, Robert; and Donald G. Dykes and his wife, Robin; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be sent to Borger Primitive Baptist Church, 628 South Main, Borger, Texas, 79007; or Harmonee House, 114 Main Street, Amherst, Texas, 79312.

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