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Obits – Midland Reporter Telegram – 2nd week of September, 2004

Posted: 22 Oct 2004 7:29PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Midland Reporter Telegram

Sept 5 2004
Gregory Smead
Gregory Patrick Smead died Wednesday, Sept. 1, in Midland.
There will be a prayer vigil at Ellis Funeral Home 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at St. Ann's Catholic Church with the Rev. Rodney White officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was born July 24, 1957, in Kermit to G.E. (Ed) and Mildred White Smead. The family moved to Midland in November 1971. Gregory graduated from Midland High School in 1975 then attended St. Edwards University in Austin and Texas Tech University in Lubbock. After college, he worked in the family business, Aladdin House Furniture. In 1983 he married Annetta Bos of Tennessee. In 1989 they moved to Greensburg, Penn., where he was the manager of Wolf's Furniture. He resigned there and became manager of a furniture store in Arlington. Gregory later moved to Lexington, Ky., where he established a mattress specialty shop, adding a second store in 2001. He liquidated these stores in 2003 and moved back to Midland where he lived until his death.
He is survived by his wife; his children, Matthew, Lauren and Nicholas; his parents; his brother, Eric; and two nieces.
Memorial donations may be made to "The Life Center," 2100 W. Tennessee, Midland 79701, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Paul Wecker
Paul Wecker died Saturday, Sept. 4, in Midland.
Arrangements are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.

Robert Wiltsie
BIG SPRING -- Robert Charles Wiltsie, 33, of Staton, died Thursday, Sept. 2, in a Big Spring hospital.
Services have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Leroy Linney officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 19, 1971, in Newark, N.Y. He was employed with Big Dawg Drilling Company.
Survivors include his companion, Virginia Hinojosa; four daughters, Anastacia Marie Wiltsie and Lamaria Suzanne Wiltsie both of Tacoma, Wash., MarieLa Alicia Wiltsie and MayLee Virginia Wiltsie both of Stanton; one step-son, Justin Ryan Hinojosa of Stanton; and parents, David and Jackie Miller of Green Valley, Ariz.
Services are under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home & Chapel.

Ryan White
Ryan Nicole White, 11, of Odessa died Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services were held Saturday, Sept. 4, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Carter officiating. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
She was born March 5, 1993, in Jacksonville, Fla.
She is survived by her parents, Todd and Cami White of Odessa; grandparents, Cliff White & Carolyn McClellan White both of Odessa and Dolores Thompson of Yonkers, N.Y.; great-grandparents, Kathryn McClellan of Goldsmith and Frazier Thompson of Yonkers, N.Y.; brother, Sean White of Odessa; sister, Zacchiah White of Odessa; numerous aunts, uncles & cousins and biological mother, Melissa Shipp.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Edna Withers
MONAHANS -- Edna Louise Withers, 96, of Monahans formerly of Pecos, died Friday, Sept. 3, at Monahans Managed Care Center in Monahans.
Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, at First Baptist Church of Pecos with Greer Willis officiating. Burial will be at Fariview Cemetery in Pecos.
She was born March 7, 1908, in Toyah. She worked as a school teacher.
She is survived by her brother, Truett Poer of Monahans and nine nieces and nephews.

L.D. Crumly Jr.
L.D. Crumly Jr., affectionately known as "Little Darling," died September 1, 2004, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He loved his life, loved his family, valued his friends and loved his country; he was 85.
Born on August 27, 1919, in Aransas Pass, two weeks before the great hurricane of 1919, he was the youngest and only son of Luther and Irma Spriegel Crumly of Aransas Pass. His parents and two sisters, Vaunda Camden and Joyce Brooks, preceded him in death.
L.D. spent his childhood fishing, raising vegetables with his mother, and working various jobs around Aransas Pass until he graduated from Aransas High School. The day he graduated from high school, L.D. left town and drove all night to work in the oil fields. He worked his way up in the oil field with Loffland Bros. Co. - working as a roughneck, derrick man and driller before ultimately becoming a partner in his own drilling company.
L.D. began his World War II military career after graduating May 24, 1943, Class 43 E, from the Pampa Army Flying School. He served as an instructor and in World War II as a pilot with the Air Corps that later became the U.S. Air Force. He served in the China-Burma-India theatre, flying C-46s and C-47s over the Himalayas in what was known as the "Flying the Hump.''
He married Marie Manitzas on April 25, 1954, in San Angelo, Texas, and they moved to Imperial, Texas, where LD was working in the oil fields of West Texas. The couple later moved to Midland and raised five sons.
The couple moved to Corpus Christi in 1973, where L.D. operated Camden Drilling Company with his brother-in-law and friend, Dude Camden. In addition to oil and gas, he also pursued several other business interests, including banking, stocks and real estate, and had a special insight into the importance of water.
He was on the board of directors and was involved in several public companies and financial institutions in Corpus Christi, Houston, Midland and Rockport, Texas. He was regarded as trustworthy, extremely fair and honest, and known for getting the business at hand finished.
He touched many people's lives by his friendly charismatic presence, his engaging smile and the most beautiful blue eyes. In addition to his business interests, L.D. loved spending time with his family which was the center of his life. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf until he was into his 80s and was very involved in his children's sporting activities.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife and five sons to various spots around the world and had a particular fondness for Hawaii and its lifestyle -- especially the "Big Island." He loved Macadamia nuts covered in chocolate, ice cream, chocolate malts, small bottles of Coca Cola, peanuts, popcorn, Fritos and Cracker Jacks.
L.D. is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie Crumly of Corpus Christi; five sons and their families: Douglas Crumly and wife Jennifer and sons Camden and Connor, of Odem; Richard Crumly and Stefanie Scott of San Antonio and Austin; L.D. Crumly III and wife Andrea and son Robert of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nicholas Crumly of Corpus Christi; David Vaun Crumly of Pacific Palisades, California; nephews Terrell Brooks and wife Regina of Aransas Pass, Texas; Randall Brooks and wife Stephanie of Aransas Pass, Texas; sister-in-law Mary Manitzas of San Angelo, Texas, brothers-in-law, Frank Manitzas of Coral Gables, Florida, George Manitzas of Freeport, New York, D.N. Manitzas of Little Rock, Arkansas and their families; cousins, and countless friends. Special gratitude to caregivers, doctors, hospitals and hospice and support of friends.
Visitation hours will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday September 6, 2004, at SeaSide Memorial Park. The Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi.

Mary Ethelyn Mann Tracy
Mary Ethelyn Mann Tracy passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2004 in Midland.
She was born August 10, 1915, to William Frost Mann and Kathryn Porter Mann in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The family moved to El Paso, Texas, in 1917. Mary Ethelyn was a graduate of Austin High School in El Paso, Texas and the College of Mines; a branch of the University of Texas. She taught school in El Paso for a short time and then married Donald Edward Tracy on January 23, 1940. Mary Ethelyn, then moved to Kermit, Texas, where she lived for the next 60 years. She attended St. Thomas Catholic Church while in Kermit. Mary Ethelyn moved to Midland in September of 1999 and became a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Mary Ethelyn was preceded in death by her husband Donald on February 28, 1997.
She is survived by her son, William B. Tracy of Midland and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 4, 2004, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Father James Bridges officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Cody Jobe Hall
Cody Jobe Hall passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2004 in Upton County.
Cody was born November 25, 1975 to John B. and Beverly Garrison Hall in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1993 where he was a member of the National Honor Society and a member of Who's Who. Cody was active in football and track where he was All-State and All-District. He attended San Angelo State University.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Beverly Hall.
Cody is survived by his brothers, Cord Hall of Midland and Cade Gilbert of Stanton; his aunts, Rebecca Smith of Coleman, TX and Kim Boyd of Midland; and his uncle, Jim Bob Garrison of Seminole, TX.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 4, 2004 at Greenwood Baptist Church with Reverend Waymon Swopes officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Brian Smith, Brody Smith, Justin Garrison, Ottie Calvert, Jimmy Najera and John Webb.

Sept 6 2004
Gregory Patrick Smead
Gregory Patrick Smead passed away Thursday, September 2, 2004 in Midland.
He was born July 24, 1957 in Kermit, Texas to G.E. (Ed) and Mildred White Smead. The family moved to Midland in November 1971. Gregory graduated from Midland High School in 1975 and then attended St. Edwards University in Austin, TX and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.
After college he worked in the family business, Aladdin House Furniture. In 1983 he married Annetta Bos of Athens, Tennessee. In 1989 they moved to Greensburg, Pennsylvania where Gregory was the manager of Wolf's Furniture. He resigned there and became the manager of Pidgeon's Furniture Store in Arlington, TX. Gregory later moved to Lexington, KY where he established a mattress specialty shop, adding a second store in 2001. He liquidated these stores in 2003 and moved back to Midland where he lived until his death.
Gregory is survived by his wife, Annetta and his children, Matthew, Lauren and Nicholas of Lexington, KY; his parents, Ed and Mildred Smead; his brother, Eric; and two nieces, Sharon Smead of Midland and Carol Smead Stocks of St. Louis, MO.
There will be a prayer vigil at Ellis Funeral Home on Monday, September 6, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. There will be a visitation after the prayer vigil.
The funeral mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with Father Rodney White officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to "The Life Center," 2100 W. Tennessee, Midland, TX 79701 or the charity of your choice.

Paul Wecker
Paul Wecker of Midland passed away Saturday, September 4, 2004.
Paul was born August 30, 1912 in St. Louis, Missouri to Minnie and George Wecker. He graduated from Soldan High School and attended a Teacher's College in St. Louis.
In 1936 Paul left St. Louis to visit a school friend in Brunswick, Georgia and decided to stay. This is where he met his wife, Vera Hansen, and they were married on Valentine's Day in 1937.
With the onset of WW II, Paul enlisted in the Navy, and was assigned to the Sixth Naval Intelligence Group in Charleston, SC where he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
At the close of the war, the couple decided to seek a dry climate and ultimately ended up in Midland, Texas, where Paul began a career in the oil industry and subsequently retired from Union Oil of California in 1977.
Following Paul's retirement, he pursued his love of art. He attended classes at Midland College and many of his water color paintings are displayed throughout the city.
Paul was one of the first men to join the Midland Hospital Auxiliary. He also served many years as a volunteer at the Petroleum Museum where he was awarded a life membership in the Santa Rita Club.
The Weckers are members of the First United Methodist Church and members of the Homer Fort Fellowship Class where Paul has served as President and has been the coordinator of the Silva Dillard Nursing Scholarship at Midland College that is sponsored by the Fellowship Class.
Paul is survived by his wife, Vera, and their two daughters, Paula Patteson and husband Don of Houston and Judy Blakeman and husband George of Ft. Worth. He is also survived by five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Lane Boyd officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Homer Fort Fellowship Class at First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702; the Midland College Nursing Scholarship sponsored by the Fellowship Class at FUMC; or First United Methodist Church, 305 N. Baird, Midland, TX 79701.

William Jewett
William Jewett, 66, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 4 at his residence. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Fern Percy
Fern Percy died Saturday, Sept. 4 in Midland. Arrangements are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.

Sept 7 2004
Fern Percy
Services for Bonnie Fern Brigance Percy, 83, of Midland are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 9, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church Glass Chapel with Reverend William McReynolds officiating.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was born June 17, 1921 in Howard County, Texas. Fern was raised and educated in Big Spring. She married Clarence Percy, Jr. on February 14, 1940. Clarence and Fern moved to Midland in 1979 after his retirement from Union Pacific Railroad. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia. Fern was also a member of First United Methodist Church of Midland and the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
Fern was preceded in death by her husband Clarence on July 23, 1972 and her sister, Mattie Ella "Patty" Watkins.
Fern is survived by her son, Clarence Percy III and wife Gracie of Odessa and her daughter, Donna Potter and husband Terry of Midland; three granddaughters; one grandson; four great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Fellowship Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be directed to the Area Mission Outreach Service, 907 S. Lorraine, Midland, TX 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Paul Wecker
Paul Wecker of Midland passed away Saturday, September 4, 2004.
Paul was born August 30, 1912 in St. Louis, Missouri to Minnie and George Wecker. He graduated from Soldan High School and attended a Teacher's College in St. Louis.
In 1936 Paul left St. Louis to visit a school friend in Brunswick, Georgia and decided to stay. This is where he met his wife, Vera Hansen, and they were married on Valentine's Day in 1937.
With the onset of WW II, Paul enlisted in the Navy, and was assigned to the Sixth Naval Intelligence Group in Charleston, SC where he achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer.
At the close of the war, the couple decided to seek a dry climate and ultimately ended up in Midland, Texas, where Paul began a career in the oil industry and subsequently retired from Union Oil of California in 1977.
Following Paul's retirement, he pursued his love of art. He attended classes at Midland College and many of his water color paintings are displayed throughout the city.
Paul was one of the first men to join the Midland Hospital Auxiliary. He also served many years as a volunteer at the Petroleum Museum where he was awarded a life membership in the Santa Rita Club.
The Weckers are members of the First United Methodist Church and members of the Homer Fort Fellowship Class where Paul has served as President and has been the coordinator of the Silva Dillard Nursing Scholarship at Midland College that is sponsored by the Fellowship Class.
Paul is survived by his wife, Vera, and their two daughters, Paula Patteson and husband Don of Houston and Judy Blakeman and husband George of Ft. Worth. He is also survived by five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Lane Boyd officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Homer Fort Fellowship Class at First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702; the Midland College Nursing Scholarship sponsored by the Fellowship Class at FUMC; or First United Methodist Church, 305 N. Baird, Midland, TX 79701.

Gregory Patrick Smead
Gregory Patrick Smead passed away Thursday, September 2, 2004 in Midland.
He was born July 24, 1957 in Kermit, Texas to G.E. (Ed) and Mildred White Smead. The family moved to Midland in November 1971. Gregory graduated from Midland High School in 1975 and then attended St. Edwards University in Austin, TX and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.
After college he worked in the family business, Aladdin House Furniture. In 1983 he married Annetta Bos of Athens, Tennessee. In 1989 they moved to Greensburg, Pennsylvania where Gregory was the Manager of Wolf's Furniture. He resigned there and became manager of Pidgeon's Furniture Store in Arlington, TX. Gregory later moved to Lexington, KY where he established a mattress specialty shop, adding a second store in 2001. He liquidated these stores in 2003 and moved back to Midland where he lived until his death.
Gregory is survived by his wife, Annetta and his children, Matthew, Lauren and Nicholas of Lexington, KY; his parents, Ed and Mildred Smead; his brother, Eric; and two nieces, Sharon Smead of Midland and Carol Smead Stocks of St. Louis, MO.
The funeral mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with Father Rodney White officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to "The Life Center", 2100 W. Tennessee, Midland, TX 79701 or the charity of your choice

Blanch Morgan
Services for Blanch Katherine Morgan, 84, of Andrews, will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8. Graveside services will be in the Andrews North Cemetery with the Rev. Jeff Donnell officiating.
She died Sunday, Sept. 5 in Midland.
She was born Nov. 30, 1919 in Hamlin and married Henry Morgan Oct. 12, 1940 in Peacock. They moved to Andrews in 1952. She was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by two sons, Don Morgan of Dallas and Buddy Morgan of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; two daughters, Patricia Bryan and Lena Mae Wilson, both of Midland; one brother William Elkins of Ontario, Calif.; a sister Johnnie King of Graham; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of McNett Funeral Home, Andrews. www.mcnettfuneralhome.com

Sept 8, 2004
Fern Percy
Services for Bonnie Fern Brigance Percy, 83, of Midland are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 9, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church Glass Chapel with Reverend William McReynolds officiating.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was born June 17, 1921 in Howard County, Texas. Fern was raised and educated in Big Spring. She married Clarence Percy, Jr. on February 14, 1940. Clarence and Fern moved to Midland in 1979 after his retirement from Union Pacific Railroad. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia. Fern was also a member of First United Methodist Church of Midland and the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
Fern was preceded in death by her husband Clarence on July 23, 1992 and her sister, Mattie Ella "Patty" Watkins.
Fern is survived by her son, Clarence Percy III and wife Gracie of Odessa and her daughter, Donna Potter and husband Terry of Midland; three granddaughters; one grandson; four great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Fellowship Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be directed to the Area Mission Outreach Service, 907 S. Loraine, Midland, TX 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hester L. Ward
Mrs. Hester L. Ward was born to the late Ferd Reed and Tennie Wells on September 12, 1904. She was the first born of thirteen children, ten preceded her in death.
She attended school in Sharp, Texas and Tracy, Texas.
Mrs. Ward married the late Rev. Leonard T. Ward on August 23, 1922. To this union there were twelve children born, six preceded her in death, Gladys, Emma, Ernest, Curley, Charles and John.
Mrs. Ward was a faithful member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Cameron, Texas. She moved to Midland where she also was a member of New Jerusalem and Antioch Baptist Church. She was a true believer of God. She raised her family in the truth, love, prayer and to trust in God no matter what the problem may be.
She departed this life on August 21, 2004. She leaves to cherish her memory her last baby sister, Mrs. Mattie P. McBride (Emmet McBride); three sons, David of Dallas, Texas, Leonard of California, and Samuel of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Lucille and Floria of San Antonio, Texas and Barbara of Houston, Texas; two daughters-in-law, Erma of Dallas, Texas, and Linda of Houston, Texas. Sixty-one grandchildren, eighty-three great-grandchildren, twenty-eight great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives, love ones, nieces, nephews and friends.

William Jewett
BIG SPRING -- William R. "Bill" Jewett, 66, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 4, at his residence. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with Ian Nickerson officiating. A memorial service will follow at West Highway 80 Church of Christ. He will lie in state from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Laramie, Wyo., and married Diana Burch July 13, 1990, in Greeley, Colo. He had lived in Big Spring, Loveland, Colo. and Cheyenne, Wyo. He was a preacher, truck driver and taxi driver and was the owner of Midnight Overland Express.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a daughter.
Survivors include his wife; seven sons, George Patrick Jewett of Georgia, Ross Jewett, Rodney Martin, Randy Martin and Clint Scott Jewett all of Colorado, Luke C. Jewett of Louisiana and Travis Burch of Big Spring; four daughters, Treasa Dilka of Iowa, Ronda Jewett of Colorado, Reene Hopkins of Wyoming and Kim Brown of Big Spring; sister Pansy Loper of Big Spring; brother Jack Jewett; 31 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

Paul Wecker
Paul Wecker of Midland died Saturday, Sept. 4. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. today, Sept. 8, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lane Boyd officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 30, 1912, in St. Louis, Mo., to Minnie and George Wecker. He graduated from Soldan High School and attended a teacher's college in St. Louis. He married Vera Hansen Feb. 14, 1937. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Union Oil of California in 1977.
He volunteered with the Midland Hospital Auxiliary and the Petroleum Museum. He was a member of the Santa Rita Club and First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Paula Patteson of Houston and Judy Blakeman of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, 79702; the Midland College Nursing Scholarship sponsored by the Fellowship Class at FUMC; or First United Methodist Church, 305 N. Baird, Midland, 79701.
Ruth Bevens
Ruth Scudder Bevens, of Midland, died Monday, Sept. 6. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, at the First Baptist Church in Midland. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at the home of David and Bonnie Bevens, 3303 A Moss Ct.
She was born Sept. 22, 1941, to the Rev. Russell and Ruth Sewall Scudder in Sayre, Penn. She graduated in 1959 as valedictorian from Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in comprehensive science at Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, N.Y., in 1963. She earned a master of science in education in 1964 from the University of Arizona in Tuscon. She married Walter Bevens July 15, 1967, in Tuscon, Ariz. She taught math and science at the high school level and at some elementary schools in Texas, Arizona, Kentucky, California and North Carolina. She retired from teaching in 2001.
She was preceded in death by an aunt, a brother and her parents.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Bill Bevens and David Bevens both of Midland; brother David Scudder of Roxbury, N.Y.; four nephews; and a niece.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 2304 W. Wadley, Midland, 79705, or to the First Baptist Church, 2104 W. Louisiana, Midland, 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Doris Neujahr
Doris Neujahr died Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Houston. Arrangements are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.

Dorothy Cox
Dorothy Cox, 82, of Midland, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, at a local hospital. Services are pending with Thomas Funeral Home.

Sept 9, 2004
Fern Percy
Services for Bonnie Fern Brigance Percy, 83, of Midland are scheduled for 11 a.m., today, Sept. 9, at the First United Methodist Church Glass Chapel with the Rev. William McReynolds officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was born June 17, 1921, in Howard County and was raised and educated in Big Spring. She married Clarence Percy Jr. Feb. 14, 1940. They moved to Midland in 1979. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church of Midland and the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister.
She is survived by a son Clarence Percy III of Odessa; a daughter Donna Potter of Midland; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the Area Mission Outreach Service, 907 S. Lorraine, Midland, 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Alan Merrick
BIG SPRING -- Alan "Ace" Merrick, 56, of Big Spring, died Monday, Sept. 6, at a local hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Evansville, Ind., and married Zieta Darnell Jan. 28 in Big Spring. He had lived in Big Spring since 1972.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters Emilia Stolp, Michelle Futnelle and Emelia Merrick all of Big Spring; two step-sons Sandy Daves of Big Spring and Stephen Daves of Oregon; step-daughter Anna Miers of Big Spring; his mother Elaine Waddill of Big Spring; four sisters Sylvia Booth, Lorene Merrick, Marie Merrick and Marsha Gross all of Big Spring; brother William Merrick III of Big Spring; and 14 grandchilden.
Memorials may be made to Allison Cancer Center, 301 North N, Midland 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

Kenneth Lane
ODESSA -- Kenneth Royce Lane, 67, of Odessa, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, at an Odessa hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Caywood officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
He was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Diboll. He worked as a truck driver for Holloman Construction Co. for more than 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Lane; one brother; his parents; and a grandson.
He is survived by two sons Jeff Lane of Odessa and Kenny Lane of Midland; three daughters Rhonda Harris and Vickie Rose both of San Antonio and Wendy Alexander of New Orleans, La.; two brothers Johnny Lane of Christoval and Sony Lane of Fort Worth; two sisters Mary Bryant of Conroe and Murry Landrum of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Michael Dickinson Lind
Michael Lind passed away August 27, 2004 at his home in Austin, Texas from a sudden illness. Michael was born September 13, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His military family lived in many places in the United States and Michael graduated from Clear Lake High School. Michael was a perpetual student of Philosophy and Languages and attended the University of Texas at Austin, Kansas State University, Binghamton University, New York and DePaul University, Chicago.
Michael did many things in his life including ranching, teaching, flying and driving, but his main focus was spent studying and learning. He was extremely bright and loved to debate his ideals with others. He was an avid bicyclist and animal lover with a very gentle spirit. Michael will be missed greatly by his family, friends and his pet cat Marvin.
His father, Richard G. Lind of Seabrook, Texas, preceded Michael in death on April 25, 2002. Michael is survived by his mother, Wanda Farr and her husband Dick of Seguin, Texas; sister Elizabeth Moses and her husband Jeff of Midland, Texas; brother Kenneth Lind and his wife Robin Kate of Rohnert Park, California; brother Gregory Lind and his wife Katherine of San Angelo, Texas; brother David Lind of Jackson, Mississippi; and stepmother Penny Lind of Seabrook, Texas. Michael is also survived by nieces and nephews Jon Lind, Sarah Lind Stone, Daniel Lind, Emily Lind Merren, Jennifer Lind, and Michelle Moses.
A graveside service will be held October 9, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bandera Cemetery in Bandera, Texas.
Cecelia Bernadine Skidmore
Cecelia Bernadine Skidmore went to our Lord September 8, 2004. Cecelia was the eldest child of Hiram Kersey and Mary Ellen Martin. She was born May 23, 1915 in Paris, Texas. After graduating from high school she worked as a nurse for Dr. Goolsby in Paris. She married Edwin Lawrence Skidmore on August 13, 1948 and they moved to Midland.
Cecelia worked as a receptionist in numerous beauty shops in Midland. She worked many years at Midland Memorial Hospital in the ladies' auxiliary and helped with hospice. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and a resident of Saddleridge Lodge at the time of her death.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ed; sister, Elizabeth Lasater of Whiteface, TX; sister, Francis Reid of Sherman, TX; one sister, Catherine Martin and two brothers, Edward and Charles Martin of Paris, TX.
She is survived by her sister, Lorene Matthews of Houston, TX; her sons, Dan Skidmore and wife Linda of Dearborn, MI and Scott Skidmore and Melissa McArthur of Midland. She had four grandchildren, Celeste, Samuel, Daniel and Catherine Skidmore and great-grandchildren, T.J. and Hailey Ennis.
She was affectionately known as Aunt Cece by her nieces and nephews and Nonna or Nina by her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring mother, friend, neighbor and volunteer. She was a ray of sunshine and happiness at Saddleridge Lodge and will be sorely missed.
The family will have visitation at Ellis Funeral Home on Thursday, September 9, 2004 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Funeral arrangements in Paris, Texas are pending. Arrangements in Midland are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, TX 79701.

Ruth Scudder Bevens
Ruth Scudder Bevens, of Midland passed away Monday, September 6, 2004 , after a lengthy battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 10, 2004 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Midland, with Dr. Gary Dyer, pastor, officiating. An inurnment will be held at a later date. The family will receive visitors Thursday, September 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the home of David and Bonnie Bevens, 3303 A Moss Ct.
She was born September 22, 1941 to the Rev. Russell and Ruth Sewall Scudder in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was raised and educated in New York, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1959 as valedictorian from Stockbridge Valley Central School in Munnsville, NY. She continued her education at Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili (Rochester), NY, where she earned a BS in Comprehensive Science in 1963. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Education in 1964 from the University of Arizona in Tuscon. She furthered her education by receiving her certification as a medical technologist at Tuscon Medical Center. She married Walter Bascom Bevens on July 15, 1967 in Tuscon, AZ. Ruth taught high school math and science, and at some elementary schools, in Texas, Arizona, Kentucky, California and North Carolina. She also worked briefly as a med-tech in Irving, TX. She retired from teaching in 2001; after which, she cared for God's precious babies at First Baptist Church in Midland, TX.
She is preceded in death by her aunt Isabelle Bowyer, brother Henry "Hank" Sewall Scudder and his wife Alice, and her parents.
She is survived by her loving husband Walter, her precious sons Bill and David and his wife Bonnie all of Midland; her brother David Scudder and wife Barbara of Roxbury, NY; four nephews Kevin Scudder and Andy Scudder of Tuscon, AZ, Joel Scudder of Sierra Vista, AZ, and Larry Scudder of Olathe, KS, and niece, Julie Coons, also of Olathe, KS and their spouses and children; cousins Joe Bowyer, Rachel Paradiso and husband, all of Ohio.
Her Christian faith and her gentle and quiet spirit touched many lives and were examples that many looked up to. She had a servant's heart and gave generously and unselfishly of her time to benefit other people, especially her family.
The family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 2304 W. Wadley, Midland, TX 79705 ,Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Dr., Rochester, NY, 14624, or to the First Baptist Church, 2104 W. Louisiana, Midland, TX 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. For online condolences go to www.npwelch.com

Sept 10 2004

Nicanor Martinez
Nicanor Dominguez Martinez, of Midland, died Thursday, Sept. 9 at a local hospital. Mass will be 7:30 p.m., today, Sept. 10 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gilbert Rodriguez officiating. Graveside services will be 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 at Resthaven North.
He was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Balleza, Chihuahua, Mexico to Nicandro and Maria Martinez. He married Hortencia Banuelos in 1950 and worked as a baker in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife; eight sons, Ricardo Martinez of Odessa, Mario Martinez, Nicanor Martinez, Jr. and Moises Martinez, all of Midland, Octavio Martinez of San Antonio, Pedro Martinez of Cozumel, Mexico, Nicandro Martinez and Ruben Martinez, both of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; two daughters, Maria de Rosario Duran of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Hortencia Pullian of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to: pipkin@nts-online.com.

Roland Wilson
Roland B. Wilson, 65, of Midland, died Thursday, Sept. 9 at a local hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Fannin Terrace Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.

Morris Rhodes
BIG SPRING -- Morris Cecil Rhodes, 68, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 8 at a local hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Teeters officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
He was born on June 1, 1936, in Snyder and married Sandra Neas Jan. 23, 1959 in Abilene. He graduated from Big Spring High School and from Hardin-Simmons University. After graduation he went to work for Cosden Oil and Chemical. He then went to work for Guthrie Oil & Gas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Lions Club. He had served as secretary-treasurer of the Big Spring Country Club for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Neasa Iden of Luther; a son, Jeff Rhodes of Coahoma; six grandchildren; one brother, Tony Rhodes of Amarillo and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, and a brother.
Memorials may be made to the Gideon's International, P.O. Box 133, Big Spring 79721-0133, the American Cancer Society, %Lucy Bonner, P.O. Box 2121, Big Spring 79721-2121 or to the American Heart Association, 3205 W. Cuthbert, Suite A-8, Midland 79701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

Doris Saddler Cox
Doris Saddler Cox died Tuesday, Sept. 7. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13 at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. O. J. Archie officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven North Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.
She was born June 2, 1922 in Coffman and attended schools in Loraine. She moved to Midland in 1950 and worked at the Mangtle Department Store and A.W. Woods. She then worked at Next to New Shop for 20 years, retiring in 1990.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vastine Cox Jr., a son and a great-grandson.
She is survived by a son Norris Saddler Jr.; a daughter, Bobby McLaughlin of Midland; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Betty Arview
BIG SPRING -- Betty Arview, 71, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 8 in San Angelo. Services will be 10:30 a.m. today at Myers & Smith Chapel.
She was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Sandusky, Mich., to Harry Damrau and Alice Damrau. She moved to Big Spring from Colorado Springs, Colo. She had worked at Wal-Mart for almost 20 years, prior to retirement.
She was preceded in death by one daughter and a one brother.
She is survived by three sons, Wayne O'Neal of Texarkana, Paul O'Neal of Mississippi and Arthur Arview of Big Spring; two daughters, Cheryl Moore of Guernsey, Wyo. and Kathleen Arview of San Angelo; her mother, Alice Ballentine; one brother, Robert Damrau of Globe, Ariz.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers and Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at: www.myersandsmith.com

Cecelia Skidmore
Cecelia Bernadine Skidmore died Wednesday, Sept. 8. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Paris with the Rev. Ron Diegel officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Paris. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home in Midland and Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris.
She was born May 23, 1915 to Hiram Kersey and Mary Martin in Paris. She worked as a nurse and married Edwin Skidmore Aug. 13, 1948. They moved to Midland where she worked as a receptionist in numerous beauty shops. She worked at Midland Memorial Hospital in the ladies auxiliary. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and a resident of Saddleridge Lodge.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by a sister, Lorene Matthews of Houston; sons, Dan Skidmore of Dearborn, Mich. and Scott Skidmore of Midland; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas Ave., Midland, 79701.

Nancy Labowski
NEW BRAUNFELS -- Nancy Ann Labowski, 64, died Aug. 24. Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in New Braunfels.
She is survived by sons, Alex Labowski Jr. and John Labowski; daughter, Virginia Taghavi; brothers, John Elledge, James Elledge and William Elledge; and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Labowski is preceded in death by her husband.

Angelia Williams
Angelia Williams died Monday, Sept 6. Services are pending with Thomas Funeral Home.

Helen Kiser
Helen Kiser died Thursday, Sept. 9 in Dallas. Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.

Doris Mae Neujahr
Doris Mae Neujahr passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2004 in Houston.
She was born July 19, 1926 in Omaha, Nebraska where she attended Central High School, class of 1944. After graduation, she worked for Omaha Mutual for several years. Doris married Donald D. Neujahr on October 31, 1948 and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. The family moved to Midland in 1956 and she lived there until moving to Houston in 2001. Throughout the years in Midland, she made many friends at Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed many hours with her bridge partners.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Odie and Iva Gordon; her loving husband, Donald and her brother, James Gordon.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Giffhorn of Houston and two sons, Stanley G. Neujahr of Littleton, CO and Jeffrey A. Neujahr of Jonesboro, GA; eight grandchildren and a niece and a nephew.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 10, 2004 at Ellis Funeral Home between the hours 6:00 and 8:00 P.M.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 11, 2004 at Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend Robert Pase officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Bill Braden, Arlen Edgar, W.B. "Dub" Johnston, Gus Keller, Rodney Maxson and M.H. "Shorty" Raven. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Lutheran Hour, Lutheran World Relief or to the National Kidney Foundation.

Winston Francis Elkin
Winston Francis Elkin passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at his home in Midland.
Wink as he was known to his family and friends was born June 11, 1912 in Stanton, Texas to Z. Terry Elkin and Edna Cox Elkin where his father and a partner, Charles Ebbersol, owned a mercantile business. After several years in California's Imperial Valley during World War I, the family settled in Midland. Wink attended Midland public schools and after graduation from New Mexico Military Institute in 1931, worked for the Midland County Surveyor and for Dowell, the oilfield service company, before beginning his vocation as a farmer prior to World War II. Early in 1941, Wink enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and served for more than four years at several fields in Illinois, California and Texas as a crew chief until his discharge in 1945. Wink continued farming at the family farm east of Midland until his retirement in 1972. In the postwar years, he enjoyed fishing trips with his friends, as well as membership in the Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna May Corey and Virginia Louise Ross and his brother, William Terry Elkin.
Wink is survived by nephew, John Elkin Corey and wife Gail of Conroe, Texas; and his nieces, Virginia Kathryn Ross of Oxford, England, Linda Louise Ross and husband G. A. Bupp of Barksdale, Texas and Susanna Alene Ross of Austin, Texas; and his brother-in-law, George B. Ross of Houston, Texas.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 10, 2004 at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
For those friends who might wish to give a memorial: the Midland County Historical Society, 301 W. Missouri, Midland, TX 79701; or an entity of their choice.

Monty Leon 'Butch' Cox
Monty Leon "Butch" Cox passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2004 in the loving care of Hospice of Midland.
He was born October 5, 1942 in Seminole, Texas to Monty and Ava Cox.
Butch was preceded in death by his father, Monty J. Cox in 1981.
He is survived by his son, Coby Cox of Lafayette, LA and Cayle Cox of Dallas, TX; his mother, Ava Cox of Carlsbad, NM; his sisters, Sharon and husband Vic Armendariz of El Paso, TX, Tan and husband Buster Crossland of Midland, TX, Gayle and husband David Wright of Abilene, TX and Shelly and husband Louie Escobedo of El Paso, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Friday, September 10, 2004 at Gaines County Cemetery, 315 CR 301, Seminole, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials are directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702.

Sept 11 2004
Roland Burhmam Wilson
Roland Burhman Wilson began his earthly journey April 10, 1939. He began his Heavenly journey Thursday, September 9, 2004. A Celebration of Life will be held at Fannin Terrace Baptist Church, 2800 Mogford St., at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2004.
Roland will be remembered for his devotion to Jesus Christ and his family and friends. Also, his strong godly character and work ethic, his adventuresome spirit, and his robust love for the outdoors. Following his tour of duty with the U.S. Army, he married Shelia Ann Pediford, September 30, 1962 in Dallas, Texas. He began a long career with ARCO in 1966. His job led him and his family to Anchorage, Alaska, where Roland worked on the Alaskan pipeline at Prudhoe Bay for 5 years. The family also resided in Red Oak, and Crosby, Texas before moving to Midland in 1986.
Roland lived with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a degenerative brain disorder which eventually led to his inability to communicate verbally. Roland is now free to share unlimited conversation with his beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We rejoice in his victory! He will be forever loved and honored for his faithful service to those he loved and who loved him in return.
Roland is survived by Shelia, his wife of 42 years; one son, Scott and wife Tina Wilson of Summit County Colorado; one daughter, Kellie and husband Donald Hill of Midland; grandchildren Creed, Caroline, Cord and Cammie Wilson of Summit County Colorado; and Meghan and Morghan Hill of Midland; one brother, Beau Wilson and wife, Dottie, of Dallas; one sister, Ginny McLelland and husband, Mac, of Midland; 3 nephews and 3 nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Lula Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Primary Progressive Aphasia at: Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, Attention: Dr. Mesulam PPA Program, 320 E Superior, Searle Bldg. 11-453, Chicago, IL 60611.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Lorean Thomasson
Fannie Lorean Thomasson died Friday, Sept. 10 at a local care center. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m., today, Sept. 11 at Pipkin Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 13 at Moro Cemetery in Brown County.
She was born Dec. 5, 1918 in Pioneer to John and Ida Stacy. She was raised in Brown County and worked as a seamstress in San Angelo. She married J.W. Brewster of Blanket and later married T.O. Thomasson of San Angelo. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary of San Angelo. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by a husband, her parents, four sisters, four brothers and a grandson.
She is survived by three sons, Glynn Brewster of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Waymon Brewster of Comanche, and Randall Brewster of Farmers Branch; two daughters, Madge Kuykendall and Denisa Marston, both of Midland; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to: pipkin@nts-online.com.

Angela Williams
Angela Kay Williams Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Thomas Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was born Sept 20, 1967 in Big Spring.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by two sons, Datwonye Williams and Arsenio Williams; her mother, Berince Williams; two brothers, Juan Williams and Shawn Williams Jr.

Doris Neujahr
Doris Mae Neujahr died Tuesday, Sept. 7 in Houston. Services have been scheduled for 11 a.m., today, Sept. 11 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Pase officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born July 19, 1926 in Omaha, Neb., where she attended Central High School. She worked for Omaha Mutual and married Donald Neujahr Oct. 31, 1948 and moved to Lincoln, Neb. She moved to Midland in 1956 and moved to Houston in 2001. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Giffhorn of Houston; and two sons, Stanley Neujahr of Littleton, Colo., and Jeffrey Neujahr of Jonesboro, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hour, Lutheran World Relief or to the National Kidney Foundation.

Juil Reid
STANTON -- Juil E. Reid, 87, of Stanton, died Thursday, Sept. 9 at a Big Spring nursing home. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton with Rev. Daniel Armstrong officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 4- 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13 at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Howard County and married Emma Hayworth Sept. 7, 1940 in Big Spring. She preceded him in death. He graduated from Coahoma High School and moved to Stanton in 1951. He farmed in Martin County and Glasscock County.
Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Gossett of Stanton and Rhonda Sullivant of Bolivar, Mo.; two brothers, Clay Reid of Coahoma and Carl Dale Reid of Luther; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to: Home Hospice, 600 Gregg St., Big Spring, Texas or to the Martin County Historical Museum, P. O. Box 929, Stanton, Texas 79782.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

Nicanor Dominguez
Nicanor Martinez Dominguez, of Midland, died Thursday, Sept. 9 at a local hospital. Graveside services will be 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 at Resthaven North.
He was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Balleza, Chihuahua, Mexico to Nicandro and Maria Martinez. He married Hortencia Banuelos in 1950 and worked as a baker in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife; eight sons, Ricardo Martinez of Odessa, Mario Martinez, Nicanor Martinez, Jr. and Moises Martinez, all of Midland, Octavio Martinez of San Antonio, Pedro Martinez of Cozumel, Mexico, Nicandro Martinez and Ruben Martinez, both of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; two daughters, Maria de Rosario Duran of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Hortencia Pullian of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to: pipkin@nts-online.com.

Nicholas Bird
Nicholas Bird, 23, died Sept. 10 at his residence. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.

Nettie Lovett
Nettie Lovett died Sept. 10 at a local care center. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.

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