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Obits - Midland Reporter Telegram - 4th week of June, 2004

Posted: 22 Aug 2004 8:39PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Midland Reporter Telegram
June 20 2004
Adan Morales
BIG SPRING -- Adan Morales, 86, died Friday, June 18, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

James Tate
ANDREWS -- James Tate, 81, died Friday, June 18, at Home Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending with McNett Funeral Home.

Connie S. Washington
BIG SPRING -- Connie S. Washington, 99, died on Saturday, June 19, at her residence. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 21 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Big Spring with Claude Craven, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born on June 29, 1904, in Baird and married Willie Orion Washington on March 8, 1930 in Lamesa. She came to Big Spring as a young girl and had worked as a sales clerk at Hemphill Wells Department Store for nine years. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church for over 60 years.
He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1993.
Survivors include three daughters, Sonya Swindell of Big Spring, Carolyn Sue Touchstone of Midland and Glenda Beth Mahoney of Arlington; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Rosendo Losoya Urias
PRESIDIO -- Rosendo Losoya Urias, 70, died June 18, at his residence. Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday, June 21, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Saragosa with the Rev. Gustavo Lopez, officiating.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. today, June 20, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will be at Saragosa Cemetery, in Saragosa.
He was born to Isabel and Lucia Urias on March 1, 1934 in Ojinaga, Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Maria Olivas.
He is survived by his wife, Thomasa Urias of Presidio; sons, Dario Urias of Presidio, Sixto Urias and Fidel from Ojinaga, Mexico; daughters, Guadalupe Dominguez of Seminole, Lucia Olivas of Saragosa, Emma Rey and Anna Urias both of Presidio, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez of Great-Bend, Kan., Yolanda Alvarez of Lovington, N.M., Sandra Gonzales and Monserat Hinojos, both of Midland; brothers, Jesus Olivas of Roswell, N.M., Julian Olivas of Portales, N.M., Lasaro Olivas of Dexter, N.M., Francisco Olivas, Gullermo Olivas and Timoteo Olivas all of Fort Stockton and Manuel Olivas of Van Horn; sisters, Juliana Bursiaga of Portales, N.M., Antonia Hernandez and Teodora Contreras both of Saragosa, Ramona Mireles of Crane, Siquia Olivas of Clovis, N.M. and Lonjina Zapata of Morton; 30 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jesse Aaron James
SEMINOLE -- Jesse Aaron James, 56, died June 18, in Andrews after an illness.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, at the Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Bush officiating. Burial will be in the Gaines County Cemetery South under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
He was born on July 3, 1947 in Brownfield. He married Linda Vernell Brooks of Oct. 2, 1965 in Seminole. He was yard manager for Pate Trucking Company. He lived in Seminole for 38 years moving from Seagraves. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Michell James in 2003; two brothers; three sisters; and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Linda James of Seminole; three sons, Stacy James and Jeff James, both of Seminole and Tracy James of Greenwood; one daughter, Misty Ramirez of Seminole; two brothers, Dean James of Midland and Gene James of Franklin, L.A.; one sister, Eva Mae of Seagraves; and six grandchildren.

Willie Jo Kasko w/photo
Willie Jo Kasko ,87, a retired executive secretary and loving wife joined her Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 17, 2004
Jo was born in Grandview, Texas to William Morris and Mary M. Morris whom both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Frank D. Kasko and by her one brother and three sisters.
Jo and Frank had a beautiful life and although they were never blessed with their own, they loved children of all ages and claimed their nieces and nephew as a vital part of their lives.
Jo was a descendent of one of Texas' oldest pioneer families. She was a great-granddaughter of Young H. Hamilton, who served in the Mexican War and established Presbyterian churches in Hill, Ellis and Johnson counties.
She was a family descendent of Henry Smith, the first provisional governor of Texas.
After graduating from Hillsboro Junior College, she completed Cullen School of Business in Cleburne, TX while serving as a clerk and court reporter in Johnson County. In 1941 she moved to Fort Worth to continue her education at Texas Christian University and to work as an executive secretary at Convair Aircraft. In 1946 she began a long career as an executive secretary with Gulf Oil Corporation in Fort Worth, Midland and Odessa.
Jo was an ACBL Bridge Life Master. She played duplicate bridge in Midland, Odessa and throughout the Southwest. She was also a member of Chevron Retirees Association.
Jo was a loyal member of the Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord where she enjoyed Sunday School and singing in the choir and was a member of the Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group.
The family wishes to thank Home Hospice Odessa and her caregivers, Rosie Rodriquez and Velma Sanchez.
She is survived by brother-in-law, Jimmy Jones of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Rebecca Morris of Kellyville, OK; nephew , Joe C. Harrison, Jr. and wife Jan of Fort Worth; nieces Mary Kay Wooten and husband Barry of Odessa; Peggy Robertson and husband, Barry of Odessa; Peggy Robertson and husband , Lee of Baytown; Polly Bates and husband, Sam of Idalou; great-nephews Adam, Harrison, Cole Robertson, Samuel Bates, Chris Bates, and Cody Robertson; great-nieces Kayla Lockie and Casey Robertson; numerous cousins and friends; and special pet cat.
Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord on Monday June 21, 2004 at 1:00 PM with Rev. James Otterness and Kevin Bushart officiating.
Memorials may be made to an Alzheimer's Association

June 21, 2004
Verna Ella Swarts
Verna Ella "Ladie" Swarts, of Midland, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2004.
She was born November 21, 1911 to Gus Amos and Rosa Elivra Ladd in Palo Pinto County, Texas. She married Leroy Swarts on February 20, 1938. The couple moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi where they lived for fifty years. Verna was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vicksburg for many years, and was active in her Christian work. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Midland, Texas. After retirement she was an avid golfer and traveled around the world. In the early 1990's she moved to Midland, Texas to be near her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, brothers, Granvrial Ladd, DeVere Ladd, J. B. Ladd, Ross Ladd, Durwood Ladd and nephew, Darrell Ladd.
Verna is survived by her brother, Lloyd Amos "Bob" Ladd; nephew, Jack Ladd and his wife, Connie, and their children, Jack, Glen, Ross, Ci Ci and Doug; niece, Dianne Birkelbach and her husband, Larry, and daughter, Susan, of Midland, TX; niece, Ida Sue Grossman and her husband, Dennis, and son, Cody Cook of Houston; sister-in-laws, Mrs. Tiney Ladd and Flo Ladd of Midland, TX; cousin, Toni Midkiff and husband, Bob, of Midland, TX.
A private family service has been held. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
James Phillip Fouche, Sr.
James Phillip Fouche Sr., 82, of Odessa, Texas, passed away June 14, 2004, at Medical Center Hospital.
Phil Fouche Sr. was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Atlanta, Texas, to James Herbert and Fannie Hardy McCoy Fouche. He graduated from Atlanta High School in 1938 and went on to East Texas State University. He volunteered to serve in World War II in 1942 and trained with the British Commando of British 8th Army. Phil participated in the North African Campaign: with Battles of Fon Duke Pass, Faide Pass, Casserine Pass, Hill 609, Hill 507 and Hill 490. His company joined the U.S. 5th Army and continued in the Invasion of Italy. On Jan. 9, 1944, Phil was shot at The Battle of Monte Cassino, in Cassino, Italy, with the US Army Company I. 133rd infantry, and 34th Division for which he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. This invasion ultimately freed Monte Cassino from German occupation. He then went on to participate on the Bond Tour raising money for the troops.
On May 18, 1947, Phil married Chrystal Walker in Atlanta, Texas. They moved to Hobbs, N.M., where their two children, James Phillip Jr. and Lynn Francis, were born. From Abilene, the family moved to Odessa in June of 1958. Phil Fouche Sr. worked for Totco, Fidelity Oil, Industrial Oil, Frank's Fuel and was employed by Eddins-Welcher at the time of his death.
Phil was an active member of First United Methodist Church. Permian Booster Club, Texas A&M Twelfth Man Foundation and was a 32nd Degree Mason. His focus was his family and everything they were involved in, if there was a game, recital, concert, program or any other activity involving family or friends, he was a part of it. Phil's gentleness, loving spirit, happy whistle and positive nature will be missed. No Permian or Texas A&M game will ever be the same without his cheerleading!
James Phillip Fouche Sr.'s parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Chrystal Walker Fouche of Odessa; son, James Phillip Fouche Jr. and wife Cindy of Odessa; and daughter, Lynn Fouche Correa and husband Randy of Odessa. He has six grandchildren, Todd Phillip Fouche and wife Melissa of Frisco, James Andrew Fouche of Washington, D.C., Ashlee Lynn Correa Thompson and husband Joe Dee of Odessa, Jody Hopkins of Frisco, Nathan Hopkins of Frisco and Johnny Hopkins of Lubbock; and one great- grandchild, Tatum Grace Fouche of Frisco.
Family visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2004, at First United Methodist Church. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pinecrest Cemetery in Atlanta, Texas, with the Rev. John Wilkey officiating.
In lieu of flowers and to honor Phil's passion for youth and higher education, the family has elected to establish a scholarship fund in Phil's memory. Donations may be sent to "The Phil Fouche Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund" at State National Bank, 1330 E. Eighth St., Odessa, Texas, 79761.

S.L. Sneed
S.L. Sneed, 67, died June 19, at Home Hospice House.
Services are pending with Nalley Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Myrtle Jones
STANTON -- Myrtle Jones, 88, died on Sunday, June 20, in a Big Spring hospital.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, June 21, at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Evergreen Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton with the Rev. Dennis Teeters, pastor of First Baptist Church in Big Spring, officiating.
She was born on July 16, 1915, in Gordon. She was a long time resident of Martin County and was a waitress at the Belvue Cafe for many years.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Laverne Reagan and Jewel Grissom.
Survivors include her son, James Jones of Big Spring; her daughter, Jo Ann Cagle of Big Spring; her sister, Faye Graves of Stanton; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to, Alzheimer's Association, Greater West Texas Chapter, 4400 N. Big Spring St., Midland, Texas 79705.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Harvey Wilson
ODESSA -- Harvey Wilson, age 72, died June 19, 2004 in Odessa.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, in Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Gale Wilson officiating.
The family will receive visitors 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, June 21, at the funeral home.

June 22 2004
Rev. Bernice Wilson
Funeral services for Rev. Bernice Wilson are scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Reyes Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. C. D. Joiner, Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Midland, Texas will officiate.
Bernice Wilson was born September 6, 1920, being the first child of Alice Williams Wilson and Gus Wilson. He grew up in and attended school in Roxten, Texas.
Bernice married Ruthie Mae Sears on June 20, 1942. He was the father of eight children, four boys and four girls. After his marriage he served in the United States Army.
The family moved to Midland in April 1951, where he was employed with Pitman's Trucking Company and worked there for 15 years. After leaving Pitman's, he worked for the Permian Corporation until his retirement in 1986.
Bernice later married Buelah Faye Pace on September 5, 1981, and to his family was added two stepdaughters.
For a short time Bernice pastored the Goodwill Baptist Church in Midland, and, in 1990 he was called to pastor the St. John Baptist Church where he served for the past 14 years. He was a member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and served as treasurer of that organization for 21 years.
He was a member of the Southside Senior Citizens and served as president of the Advisory Board for several years. He was also a member of AARP.
In 1948, Past Master Bernice Wilson was raised a Master Mason at Olive Branch Lodge #19 in Paris Texas. In 1990, he became Worshipful Master of Western Star Lodge # 83 here in Midland, Texas where he served for 56 years. Bernice is also a Royal Arch Mason and a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite.
Rev. Wilson always greeted everyone with a big smile. He was willing to do whatever he could or whatever he was asked to do. He was a devoted Servant of God.
To cherish his memory, Bernice leaves his loving wife, Beulah Faye of Midland. Four daughters, Barbara McCoy, Betty Scott, Shirley Haley, and Karen Martin all of Las Vegas, Nevada; two step-daughters Ellen Uzaka of Austin, Texas and Pam Haywood of Houston, Texas. Three sons, Lawrence Wilson of Seagraves, Texas, David Earl Wilson of Washington, D.C., and Henry James Young of Midland, Texas. One sister, Alice Williams Jones of Huston, Texas. Three brothers, McDonald Wilson, Joe Calvin Wilson, Lester (L.C.) Wilson all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. To further cherish his memory he leaves 19 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Evan, Jenelle, Kendra, Lashonda, Marie, Marvalyn, Michael, Otis, Pete, Richard, Spencer, Sung, Tyrone Oliver, Burn Oliver, Ded Oliver and Tony Oliver, 28 great-grandchildren and three very special friends, Ruby Mae McLaughlin, Billy Ray Young and Dodieanne Sullivan. A favorite sister-in-law, Kitty Joiner of Midland, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ralph Wilson, four brothers, Woodrow Wilson, Charles Wilson, Gus Wilson Jr., and Elbert Wilson. Two sisters Kate Ester Wilson and Havanna Wilson Williams. He leaves numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Services are under the direction of Reyes Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John Baptist Church, 701 South Calhoun Street, Midland, Texas 79701 or Home Hospice, 901 West Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701
Special thanks to Rev. Wilson's physicians and nurses from Home Hospice.
Harvey Wilson
Harvey "Dell" Wilson, age 72, of Odessa passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Odessa Regional Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, in Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Odessa with Rev. Gale Wilson officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Dail Page, Dean Holbrook, Tom Reeves, George Mitchell, and Garry Denman.
Dell was born on November 5, 1931 in Zephyr, TX to Thomas R. Wilson and Flossie D. Crane Wilson. He graduated from Sidney High School as salutatorian of his class. As a volunteer, Dell served in the Army in the Korean War as a mechanic in the Thunderbird unit. After returning from Korea, he attended Tarlatan State University. He moved to Crane, TX in 1955. On June 22, 1960 he married the love of his life, Anita Freeman. They had two children, Dayla and Lane. He also worked for Worth Well and Wellex. He later started his own business, Wilson Wireline in Monahans. He retired in 1993. He stayed active with oil production and his farm in Sidney.
He is survived by his wife, Anita Wilson, of Odessa, Daughter, Dayla Hearon and husband Dr. Chris Hearon and their son Christopher of Rockford Illinois, by his son, Lane Wilson and wife Cricket and their son Trevor of Odessa, by one twin sister, Nell Stewart of Comanche, and by his brother Wardly Wilson of Stephenville.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, sister, Jean McBride, and brothers Bob, Thomas, Jakie, and Edsel Wilson.
Services are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Paul Woods
AUSTIN -- Paul Harlan Woods died Saturday, June 19 at his residence in Austin. A memorial service will be he at 2 p.m. today, June 22 at Westlake United Methodist Church in Austin.
He was born July 2, 1932 and received a degree in animal husbandry from Texas Tech University.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Woods.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; one son; one daughter; five grandchildren and one sister, Rose Hughston of Midland.
Memorials may be made to the Youth Transportation Fund, Westlake United Methodist Church, 1460 Redbird Trail, Austin, 78746.
Wilber Berry, Sr.
LUBBOCK -- Services for Wilber Lloyd Berry Sr., 72, of Lubbock will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 24 at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with Bernard Daye officiating. Burial will follow at City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of ResthavenFuneral Home. He died June 20.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Berry; ten daughters, Barbara Belcher of Killeen, Norma Grice of Delaware, Erma Daye of Lubbock, Marita Latimore of Dallas, Shari Ortiz and Paula Berry, both of San Antonio, Andrea Berry and LaGayla Berry, both of Pennsylvania, Tammie Berry of New York City and Karla Berry of Frisco; four sons, James Berry of Lubbock, Billy Berry of Pennsylvania, Wilma Lee Briggs of Dallas, and Wilber Berry Jr. of Lubbock and 15 grandchildren.
Nellie Tippie
BIG SPRING -- Nellie Tippie, 105, died Sunday, June 20 in Stanton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Gary Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born July 4, 1898 in Shive and married Ernest Tippie Oct. 13, 1913 in Hamilton. He preceded her in death. She moved to Big Spring in 1940 and to Midland in 1990. She was a seamstress and worked for Swartz Dress Shop in Big Spring. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the V.F.W. She was a member of 14th and Main Church of Christ in Big Spring and the Golf Course Road Church of Christ in Midland.
She was also preceded in death by a son and a daughter.
Survivors include two daughters, Ernestine Hammack of Midland and Mealdine Principe of Panama City, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and 52 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Stanton Care & Rehab, 1100 Broadway, Stanton, 79782.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Adan Morales, Sr.
BIG SPRING -- Adan Morales Sr., 86, of Big Spring, died on Friday, June 18 at a local hospital. Services will be held 2 p.m. today, June 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Big Spring with the Rev. James Plagens officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park Big Spring.
He was born April 5, 1918 in Big Spring and married Jesusita Montanez Feb. 7, 1945 in Kermit. She preceded him in death. He worked at Webb Air Force Base and later worked for D. L. Dorland as a ranch foreman. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include a son, Adan Morales Jr. of Snyder; a daughter, Juanita Vega of Fort Worth; a brother, Tim Morales of Big Spring; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lucy Bonner, P. O. Box 2121, Big Spring, 79721-2121.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Caitlyn Harrison-Harper
Graveside services for Caitlyn Grace Harrison-Harper will be 3 p.m. today, June 22 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

June 23 2004
Martin Johnson
Services for Martin Johnson will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Thomas Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home. He died June 18.
He was born in Hobbs, N.M., Dec. 3, 1952 to Mr. and Mrs. Claudie G. Johnson. He moved to Midland in 1953.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Cherrie Johnson; a brother, Claudie Johnson, Jr.; six sisters, Willie Richardson, Connie Niblett, Kathy Whiteside, Penny Johnson, Peggy (Herb Jr.) Crisp, and Renee Johnson; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Patricia Sutton
Patricia Ann "Trish" Sutton, of Midland, died Monday, June 21. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Ellis Funeral Home. Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 7, 1950 to Roy Roberts and Bettye Roberts in Odessa. She was raised and educated in Odessa and married Jay Sutton Jan. 3, 1980 in Midland
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She is survived by her children, Sherrye Hannick, David Roberts and Danny Dismuke, all of Midland; five grandchildren; two brothers, Mike Roberts of Midland, and Joe Roberts of Fort Collins, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be direction to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C. 28201.
Tommy Aycock, Sr.
Tommy Gene Aycock Sr., of Midland, died Sunday, June 20. Services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born July 24, 1949 in Hobbs, N.M., to Johnny Aycock and Joretta Aycock. She was raised and educated in Midland, graduating from Midland High School. Before retiring he had worked for Wesport Steel in Carlsbad, N.M.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Sonjia Aycock, of Midland; his mother and step-father, Joretta and Bill Price; son, Tommy Gene Aycock Jr.; daughters, Rocshell Garcia, Dixie Fryar, Chelsea Fryar and Wyvonnie Fryar; seven grandchildren, one nephew and two nieces.
Garland Harrison
Garland Harrison, 68, of Coahoma, died Tuesday, June 22 at his home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Joe Mathews
Joe Mathews, 90, died Tuesday, June 22. Services are pending with Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Aubry Glosson
Aubry Glosson, 75, died June 22. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.

Nellie Tippie
Nellie Tippie, 105, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Stanton Care and Rehabilitation Center in Stanton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel, Big Spring with Gary Tate, of Golf Course Road Church of Christ in Midland, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born on July 4, 1898, in Shive, Texas and married Ernest M. Tippie on October 13, 1913 in Hamilton, Texas. He preceded her in death in December 1946. She was also preceded in death by her infant son, W. H. Tippie and then, her daughter, Christine Hartley in October of 1996.
Nellie moved to Big Spring in 1940 and to Midland in 1990. She was a talented seamstress and after her husband's death she made her livelihood sewing for others and later worked for Swartz Dress Shop in Big Spring doing alterations.
Granny loved to work in the yard and could grow anything that she planted. She always had a beautiful flower garden that she so graciously shared with others. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the V.F.W.
She was a member of 14th and Main Church of Christ in Big Spring and the Golf Course Road Church of Christ in Midland. She lived her life for the Lord and received strength from God to live such a long and healthy life.
At the age of sixty-seven, she took on the responsibility of raising two of her grandchildren, Jimmie Kirkland and Vickie Lirley.
Survivors include two daughters, Ernestine Hammack of Midland and Mealdine Principe of Panama City, Florida; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-six great grandchildren and fifty-two great great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Stanton Care & Rehab, 1100 Broadway, Stanton, Texas 79782.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Tommy Gene Aycock, Sr.
Tommy Gene Aycock, Sr., of Midland, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2004.
He was born July 24, 1949 to Johnny Vaughn Aycock and Joretta Hensley Aycock in Hobbs, New Mexico. Tommy was raised and educated in Midland, Texas graduating from Midland High School. Before retiring he had worked for Wesport Steel in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Sonjia Aycock, of Midland, TX; his mother and step-father, Joretta and Bill Price; sons, Tommy Wayne Aycock, Christopher Lynn Aycock, John Ray Aycock and Tommy Gene Aycock, Jr.; daughters, Rocshell Garcia and Dixie Fryar; 19 grandchildren, including Chelsea Fryar; one nephew, Robert Price; and two nieces, Valerie Price and Jessica Price.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 24, 2004 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Rev. Bernice Wilson
Funeral services for Rev. Bernice Wilson are scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Reyes Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. C. D. Joiner, Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Midland, Texas will officiate.
Bernice Wilson was born September 6, 1920, being the first child of Alice Williams Wilson and Gus Wilson. He grew up in and attended school in Roxten, Texas.
Bernice married Ruthie Mae Sears on June 20, 1942. He was the father of eight children, four boys and four girls. After his marriage he served in the United States Army.
The family moved to Midland in April 1951, where he was employed with Pitman's Trucking Company and worked there for 15 years. After leaving Pitman's, he worked for the Permian Corporation until his retirement in 1986.
Bernice later married Buelah Faye Pace on September 5, 1981, and to his family was added two stepdaughters.
For a short time Bernice pastored the Goodwill Baptist Church in Midland, and, in 1990 he was called to pastor the St. John Baptist Church where he served for the past 14 years. He was a member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and served as treasurer of that organization for 21 years.
He was a member of the Southside Senior Citizens and served as president of the Advisory Board for several years. He was also a member of AARP.
In 1948, Past Master Bernice Wilson was raised a Master Mason at Olive Branch Lodge #19 in Paris Texas. In 1990, he became Worshipful Master of Western Star Lodge # 83 here in Midland, Texas where he served for 56 years. Bernice is also a Royal Arch Mason and a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite.
Rev. Wilson always greeted everyone with a big smile. He was willing to do whatever he could or whatever he was asked to do. He was a devoted Servant of God.
To cherish his memory, Bernice leaves his loving wife, Beulah Faye of Midland. Four daughters, Barbara McCoy, Betty Scott, Shirley Haley, and Karen Martin all of Las Vegas, Nevada; two step-daughters Ellen Uzaka of Austin, Texas and Pam Haywood of Houston, Texas. Three sons, Lawrence Wilson of Seagraves, Texas, David Earl Wilson of Washington, D.C., and Henry James Young of Midland, Texas. One sister, Alice Williams Jones of Houston, Texas. Three brothers, McDonald Wilson, Joe Calvin Wilson, Lester (L.C.) Wilson all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. To further cherish his memory he leaves 19 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Evan, Jenelle, Kendra, Lashonda, Marie. Marvalyn, Michael, Otis, Pete, Richard, Spencer, Sung, Tyrone Oliver, Burn Oliver, Ded Oliver and Tony Oliver, 28 great-grandchildren and three very special friends, Ruby Mae McLaughlin, Billy Ray Young and Dodieanne Sullivan. A favorite sister-in-law, Kitty Joiner of Midland, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ralph Wilson, four brothers, Woodrow Wilson, Charles Wilson, Gus Wilson Jr., and Elbert Wilson. Two sisters Kate Ester Wilson and Havanna Wilson Williams. He leaves numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Services are under the direction of Reyes Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John Baptist Church, 701 South Calhoun Street, Midland, Texas 79701 or Home Hospice, 901 West Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701
Special thanks to Rev. Wilson's physicians and nurses from Home Hospice.

June 24 2004

Carlos Lopez
Carlos Salazar Lopez died June 22 at a local hospital. Rosary will be held 7:30 p.m. today, June 24, at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He was born May 11, 1911 in Villa Union, Mexico to Carlos and Micaela Lopez. He was raised in Zaragosa and married Felipa Burciaga Aug. 8, 1934. He moved to Midland in 1963 and worked for the City of Midland Parks Department until his retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by eight siblings.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Miguel Lopez of Midland; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to pipkin@nts-online.net.

Shelia Green
Shelia Green, 55, of Andrews died Tuesday, June 22 in Odessa. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland with the Rev. Jerry Berry officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Coahoma Cemetery in Coahoma under the direction of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, June 24, at McNett Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 13, 1948 in Midland and married Lonnie Green July 30, 1967 in Midland. She moved to Andrews in 1975 and was a cafeteria manager for the Andrews Independent School District for 17 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon McQuerry, and a brother.
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Dorothy McQuerry of Midland; one daughter, Sheryl Huffman of McGregor; one son, Marty Green of McGregor; four sisters, Tery Martin of Mineral Wells, Margie Terry and Amy Suggs, both of Midland, and Julia Collier of Crane; and six grandchildren.

Elouise McRae
Elouise White McRae, 92, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, June 22 at her residence. Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ken McMeans officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, June 24, at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 7, 1911, in Dublin and married W.J. White Oct. 4, 1931 in Garden City. He preceded her in death. She married Dan McRae in August 1964 in Big Spring and he preceded her in death. She was a member of College Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, George White of Big Spring, and Arlen White of San Angelo; one stepson, John McRae of Waxahachie; one stepdaughter, Linda Nelson of Sandwich, Ill.; one sister, Vonceil Grimes of Kingsland; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to College Baptist Church Building Fund, 1105 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, 79720.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

Orena Henderson
Orena Henderson, 98, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, June 22. Services will be 10 a.m. today, June 24, at Myers and Smith Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. Private burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born Jan. 6, 1906, in Antlers, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Morgan. She was a homemaker and married William Henderson Aug. 10, 1920. He preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by three sons, one daughter, two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by three daughters, Billie Gilbert and Imogene Smith, both of Big Spring, Betty McElrath of San Angelo; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 1003 E. FM 700, Big Spring, 79720.
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at: www.myersandsmith.com.

Joe Mathews
Joe Mathews, 90, of Cross Plains, formerly of Big Spring, died Tuesday, June 22. Services will be 2 p.m. today, June 24, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Denton and married Roma Southard Nov. 13, 1945, in Big Spring. She preceded him in death. He moved to Lubbock, and later to Brownwood and Cross Plains.
He was preceded in death by one son.
He is survived by five daughters, Diane Mathews and Randie Mathews, both of Lubbock, Lillie Woodard of Katy, Connie Mathews of Cross Plains, and Mollie Robins of Austin; one sister, Bethan Goolsby of Big Spring; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at: www.myersandsmith.com.

Garland Harrison
Garland Harrison, 68, of Coahoma, died Tuesday, June 22 at his home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Herb McPherson officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Crockett and was a master plumber and a Baptist. He had been a resident of Big Spring since 1946 and married Peggy Teague Jan. 20, 1962, in Big Spring.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Paula Thiel of Laramie, Wyo.; three sons, Curtis Harrison, Preston Harrison, and Calvin Harrison, all of Coahoma; and six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Coahoma EMS, or Hospice House of Odessa.
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at: www.myersandsmith.com.

Rose Metscher
SHEGOYGAN, WIS. -- Rose Mary (Raml) Metscher, 80, died June 19 at her residence in New Braunfels. Rosary will be held 9:30 a.m. today, June 24, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels. Mass will be held 10 a.m. today, June 24, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels. Graveside services will be in Sheboygan, Wis., at a later date.
She was born Oct. 8, 1923 to John Raml and Anna Raml, and was raised in Sheboygan, Wis. She graduated from Central High School and married William Metscher March 15, 1944 in Harlingen. They later moved to Sheboygan and in 1951 moved to Midland. They were members of St. Ann's Catholic Church. She worked for Teledyne Exploration for 33 years until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband; two sisters, Angela Skelton of Sheboygan, Wis., and Francis Kellner of Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; three daughters, Barbara Metscher of Houston, Susan Pruitt of Midland and Jaynne Seeburger of New Braunfels; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the grandchildren's tuition assistance by contacting Jaynne Seeburger at jaynne@satx.rr.com.

Harlan Hodges
Harlan Hodges, of Midland, died Wednesday, June 23. Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.

Sandra Petross
ANDREWS -- Services are pending for Sandra Petross, 64, of Andrews. She died Wednesday, June 23 in Andrews.

Hugh Deboskie
Hugh Deboskie, 103, of Midland, died June 22. Services are pending with Jackie Warren Funeral Home.

Patricia Ann 'Trish' Sutton w/ photo
Patricia Ann "Trish" Sutton, of Midland, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 21, 2004.
She was born August 7, 1950 to Roy Wilson Roberts and Bettye Lee Roberts in Odessa, Texas. Trish was raised and educated in Odessa. On January 3, 1980 she married Jay Sutton in Midland, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jay Sutton.
Trish is survived by her children, Sherrye Lee Hannick and her fiancé Micheal Shane Bilbrey, David Michael Roberts and Karin Haun, Danny and Jennifer Dismuke, all of Midland, TX; three granddaughters, Amanda and Shanda Hannick and Alisha Chappell; two grandsons, Brandon Roberts and Devin Dismuke; two brothers, Mike Roberts of Midland, TX; Joe Roberts of Fort Collins, CO; numerous nieces and nephews and loving friends.
The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Friday, June 25, 2004 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 9:00 A. M. Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob Porterfield. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Robert Barsic, Chad Damron, Dale Craghead, Bobby Kirby, Paul Self and Monty Elliot.
Honorary pallbearers are David Michael Roberts, Danny Dismuke, Michael Shane Bilbrey and Shane Keys.
Memorials may be direction to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28201.

Judy Crawford w/ photo
Judy Crawford, of Midland, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2004.
She was born June 6, 1951 to M. L. Bertran and Genay Tuley Bertran in Dallas, Texas. During her childhood Judy lived and went to school in various places due to her father working for Shell Oil and the family moved a lot. In 1985 she married Todd Crawford in Seminole, Texas. Judy had worked for a variety of places including, Big Cheese Pizza in Hobbs, New Mexico, Mitchem & Son Wrecker, Wagon Wheel Drive-In and Pizza Inn, all in Big Spring, Texas and Ross Stores in Midland. Judy was a member of Cuthbert Avenue Baptist Church where she was a Youth Sunday School teacher and Children In Action leader.
Judy is survived by her husband, Todd Crawford, of Midland, TX; daughter, Heather Cooper and her husband, David, of Midland, TX; son, Chris Crawford and his wife, Wendy, of St. Louis, MO; father and mother, M. L. Bertran and Genay Bertran of Big Spring, TX; brother, Jimmy Bertran and wife, Patti, of Big Spring, TX; sister, Sherri Gibson and husband, Mike, of Clinton, OK; two grandchildren, Dillon and Ryan Cooper of Midland, TX; aunts and uncles and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Thursday, June 24, 2004 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 25, 2004 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Don Knight officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park - North. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Tommy Gene Aycock, Sr. NO photo
Tommy Gene Aycock, Sr., of Midland, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2004.
He was born July 24, 1949 to Johnny Vaughn Aycock and Joretta Hensley Aycock in Hobbs, New Mexico. Tommy was raised and educated in Midland, Texas graduating from Midland High School. Before retiring he had worked for Wesport Steel in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Sonjia Aycock, of Midland, TX; his mother and step-father, Joretta and Bill Price; son, Tommy Gene Aycock, Jr. and wife, LeAnn Aycock, daughter, Rocshell Garcia and her husband, Jerry; daughters, Dixie Fryar, Chelsea Fryar and Wyvonnie Fryar; seven grandchildren, one nephew and two nieces.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 24, 2004 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

George H. Mitchell w/ photo
George Mitchell, 87, of Kermit, died on Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Mabee Health Care Center in Midland. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, June 25, 2004 at the Kermit Cemetery with Russell Smith , officiating.
He was born on June 10, 1917, in Monahans, Texas and married Catherine Kitsos on August 24, 1941 in Kermit, Texas.
His father was one of the first to travel the Chisolm Trail to Kansas. He was from an old pioneer family. George was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kermit and past president of the Rotary Club in Kermit, and was a Shriner for 50 years. He owned and operated BS&M Construction Co. and M&B Well Service during the 50s and 60s and early 70's. He was a former vice-president of Kermit State Bank. George was a great story teller who told stories until the very end. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kermit.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine A. Mitchell of Kermit; two sons & one daughter in law, George P. Mitchell,II, and Chris D. & Cheryl Mitchell all of Midland; two daughters & sons-in-law, Caren & Don Bizzell of Eket, Nigeria, and Carol & John Huffman of Albany; two brothers, C.A. Mitchell, and W.J. Mitchell, both of Kermit; five grandchildren, Christie Chapman, Catherine Huffman, Cari Huffman, Callie Mitchell, Chaney Mitchell; two great grandchildren, Chloé and Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.
The family suggests memorials be made to: Home Hospice of Midland, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, TX 79701.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

June 25 2004
Aubry Glosson
Aubry Haskel Glosson, 75 has joined his Savior and the Master fishermen on June 22, 2004. Services have been scheduled for Saturday June 26, 2004 at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel Midland, Texas Interment will follow at Resthaven North.
Aubry was born on January 26, 1929 in McDade, Texas. He was the 3rd child of 12 born to Solon B. Glosson and Jannie Mae Glosson
He is survived by his sons, Aubry H. Jr. of Midland, Marshall and wife, Carol, of Midland, I.V. Jack and wife, Kim, of Liberty Hill, Texas, and Jim Cody Ulbrich; brothers, Emmett Glosson and wife, Dorothy, of Austin, Texas, Walter Glosson and wife, Carolyn, of Abilene, Texas, Weldon Glosson and wife, Lou, of Baird, Texas, and Monty Glosson of Abilene, Texas; sisters, E. Merle McKinney of Blanco, Texas, Donna and husband, Bob Johnson of Blanco, Texas, Raigenne and husband, Billy Evans of Buda, Texas, Sharon and husband, Dudley Harvey of Pflugerville, Texas, Jackie and husband, David Neely of Austin, Texas and their families; numerous nephews and nieces; and a host of friends.
Aubry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Gloria Turner; a brother, Melton Glosson; and a son, Robert Dale Glosson.
In 1949, he came to Midland and was the owner of Carpet Craft. He became skilled at sculpting carpet murals. One of his murals is at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, one at East Texas Oil Museum, in Kilgore, Texas and he did a portrait of L.B. Johnson at Midland College in the LBJ Forum. He became a mobile home transporter in 1980. In addition, he started the Greenwood Christmas Tree Farm in 1990.
Aubry always said the happiest time of his life was when he and his young sons built and raced quarter midget cars in Midland. His favorite past time became boat building and he became a Master fisherman of yellow catfish on the Rio Grande River, with great buddies and many fish stories to tell. Friends often said Aubry was "a man of vision..." He had vision when the rest of the world wore bifocals. He was blessed with a quick wit and loved a good joke or story. His favorite saying was "what a man ought to do".
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Matthew Glosson, Jacob Glosson, Audrey Glosson, Mackey Glosson, Stoney Glosson, JR Glosson, Dale Glosson, Travis Glosson and Jackie Glosson.
Aubry's family wishes to extend a special thanks and blessings to the staff of Allison Cancer Center and Hospice of Midland for the sweet, gentle care given to their precious dad. "My sheep may hear my voice and I know them." "My peace I leave you."
Family messages and condolences may now be e-mailed to Pipkin@nts-online.net.

Alvis Harlan Hodges
Alvis Harlan Hodges, of Midland, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2004.
He was born April 24, 1937 to A. C. Hodges and Nollie Lorene Harris Hodges in Merkel, Texas. Harlan was raised and educated in Big Spring, Texas graduating from Big Spring High School. On April 19, 1958 he married Pat West in Big Spring. Harlan had worked for Safeway Grocery and retired from TRW Reda Pump. He was a member of Crestview Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Harlan is survived by his wife, Pat Hodges of Midland, TX; children, Ronnie Hodges of Seagraves, TX; Becky Vance of Lubbock, TX; Connie Faraldo of Houston, TX; and Jimmy Hodges of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Michael and Christy Vance; Brandon, Taylor and Megan Hodges; Daniel and Patrick Faraldo; Rachel, Karen and Sarah Hodges; sister, Marie Daniels of Big Spring, TX.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2004 at Crestview Baptist Church with Reverend Ty Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park-North. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to Crestview Forward By Faith Campaign, 3300 Thomas Ave., Midland, Texas 79703 or Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701.

Hugh Deboski
Funeral services for Hugh Deboski, 103, will be Friday at the Jackie Warren Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Al Jackson officiating. Hugh Deboski died June 22 in Odessa, Texas.
Hugh Deboski was born April 4, 1901, in Milam County, Texas to Paul and Birtha Deboski, and was the eldest of seven children. He spend the major portion of his life working in the oil fields of West Texas.
He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include one sister, Johnnie Mae of Kermit, Texas, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park-North under the direction of Jackie Warren Funeral Home.

William H. Nelson
William H. (Bill) Nelson, 82, of Woodway, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at a local hospital.
Services will be Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with Rev. Garry Bone officiating. Entombment will be at Waco Memorial Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Nelson was born June 25, 1921 in Hutto, Texas to William H. & Leonta Ozment Nelson. He graduated from Taft High School in 1939. He attended Schriner's Military Institute in Kerrville and graduated in 1941. He was a veteran of WWII U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Strong & USS Stephen Potter. He married LaVerne Brittain February 11, 1946 in Taft. He graduated from University of Texas in 1948 and went to work for Humble Oil Co. which later became Exxon and retired in 1982. They were longtime residents of Midland and moved to Waco in 1982. Mr. Nelson was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Nelson; daughter, Jan Spoede and husband Trey of Woodway; sons, Britt Nelson and wife Melinda of Arlington and Terry Nelson and wife Carol of Houston; grandchildren, Brittainy Holmes and husband Bradley, Hunter Spoede, Rachel, Erin, Zachary, Matthew, Adam and Joey Nelson, and Blake and Eric Nelson; great granddaughter, Taryn Holmes; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the William H and LaVerne B. Nelson Endowed Scholarship Fund, c/o Baylor University.
The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com.

Judy Crawford
Judy Crawford, of Midland, died Tuesday, June 22. Services have been scheduled for 3 p.m. today, June 25 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Don Knight officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park-North. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born June 6, 1951 to M. L. Bertran and Genay Tuley Bertran in Dallas. She married Todd Crawford in Seminole in 1985. She had worked several places including Ross Stores in Midland. She was a member of Cuthbert Avenue Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Heather Cooper of Midland; son, Chris Crawford of St. Louis, Mo.; his parents, M. L. Bertran and Genay Bertran of Big Spring; brother, Jimmy Bertran of Big Spring; sister, Sherri Gibson of Clinton, Okla.; two grandchildren; aunts; uncles and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carlos Lopez
Carlos Salazar Lopez died Tuesday, June 22 at a local hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. today, June 25 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He was born May 14, 1911 in Villa Union, Mexico to Carlos and Micaela Lopez. He was raised in Zaragosa and married Felipa Burciaga Aug. 8, 1934. He moved to Midland in 1963 and worked for the city of Midland Parks Department until his retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by eight siblings.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Miguel Lopez of Midland; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to pipkin@nts-online.net.

Sandra Petross
ANDREWS -- Services for Sandra Petross, 64, of Andrews will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Andrews Church of Christ with Mark Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Andrews North Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, June 25 at McNett Funeral Home. She died Wednesday, June 23 in Andrews.
She was born Sept. 21, 1939 in Brownwood to E.R. and Maurine Tate. She graduated from Brownwood High School in 1958 and received a bachelor's degree in Education from Howard Payne University in 1986. She married Gary Petross Aug. 22, 1959 in Brownwood and the couple moved to Andrews in 1978. She had worked for the Andrews Independent School District for 24 years. She was a member of the Andrews Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Mark Petross of McCamey and Brent Petross of Spring; one sister, Jan Stanfield of Hiawasse, Ga.; one brother, Randal Tate of League City and seven grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews.

Joe Haussecker
Joe Haussecker, 75, died June 24. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.

June 26 2004
Caitlyn Grace Harrison-Harper
Our daughter, Caitlyn Grace, was a visitor from heaven. She was born June 17, 2004 and went back to Jesus' arms on June 21, 2004. We were blessed with four incredible days with our little angel of which we have so many wonderful memories. We don't feel that Caitlyn lost her battle with Trisomy 18; instead, we know she won. She has received the ultimate prize: Eternity in heaven. She has left an immeasurable impact on those who love her. We are so proud of her strength, her fight, her beauty.
She is survived by her loving parents, Tara Harrison and Chad Harper; her adoring brother and sisters, Justin Harper, Tanya Harper, Beth Harrison, Jennifer Harrison and Robyn Harrison; her loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and great-grandparents.
She is preceded in death by her sister, Julie Harrison.
Our little angel Caitlyn will be missed immensely. She is now seeing all the wonders of God, in his presence. We can only imagine what her beautiful eyes are seeing. We take comfort in knowing we will one day see her again in the Kingdom of Heaven. Until then, we love you, Caitlyn Grace

Joseph Haussecker Sr.
Joe Haussecker Sr., died Thursday, June 24 at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 28 at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Revs. Eddy Elliott and Bob Porterfield officiating.
He was born Oct. 7, 1928 to Reinhold and Frieda Haussecker in Bebe and was raised in Luling and Gonzalez. He married Gail Houston Jan. 25, 1958 in Midland. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later moved to San Antonio. He moved to Midland in 1950 and worked for the city of Midland at Cole Park Zoo. He owned a lawn care business until his retirement in 2000. He was a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Joseph Haussecker of Rowena, James Haussecker, Leslie Haussecker and Kurt Haussecker, all of Midland; two daughters, Phrasia Ott and Lori McKinney, both of Midland; sisters, Anna Lindemann of Cost, and Margaret Tuch of San Antonio; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Home Hospice.
Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to pipkin@nts-online.net.

Aubry Glosson
Aubry Haskel Glosson died June 22 at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. today, June 26 at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park -North.
He was born Jan. 26, 1929 in McDade to Solon Glosson and Jannie Glosson. He moved to Midland in 1949 and owned Carpet Craft. He became a mobile home transporter in 1980 and started the Greenwood Christmas Tree Farm in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother and a son.
He is survived by four sons, Aubry Glosson Jr., and Marshall Glosson, both of Midland, I.V. Jack of Liberty Hill, and Cody Ulbrich of Granger; brothers, Emmett Glosson of Austin, Walter Glosson of Abilene, Weldon Glosson of Baird and Monty Glosson of Abilene; and sisters, E. Merle McKinney and Donna Johnson, both of Blanco, Raigenne Evans of Buda, Sharon Harvey of Pflugerville, and Jackie Neely of Austin.
Condolences may be e-mailed to pipkin@nts-online.net

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