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Obits – Midland Reporter Telegram – 4th week of December, 2004

Posted: 2 Jan 2005 12:41PM GMT
Classification: Obituary

Alcorta, Mary

POTEET -- Mary Casanova Alcorta, 75, of Poteet, died Friday, Dec. 17, in Jourdanton.

She is survived by her husband, Fidel Alcorta; three daughters, Diane Luna of Midland, Belinda Sanches of Greeley, Colo., and Pricilla Alcorta of Pleasanton; two sons, Tony Alcorta of San Antonio and Danny Alcorta of El Paso; three sisters, Helen Jasso and Marina Villarreal, both of San Antonio, and Carolina Gomez of Midland; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m., today, Dec. 19, at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton, with rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Mass will be 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Poteet. Interment will be at Casanova Ranch near Poteet.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.



Brooks, Billy

BIG SPRING -- Billy Brooks of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 17, in Canyon Lake. Services are pending with Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.



Churchwell, Derek

BIG SPRING -- Derek Vaughn Churchwell, 19, of Austin, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Dec. 17. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at the First Baptist Church Big Spring with the Rev. Dennis Teeters officiating and Dr. Randy Cotton and Tim Dunn assisting. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 19, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

He was born Jan. 23, 1985, in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School in May. He worked for H-E-B in Austin and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Debbie Churchwell of Big Spring; a sister, Chelsea Churchwell of Lubbock; grandparents, Vaughn and Helen Martin and Tom and Eva Churchwell, all of Big Spring; five aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.

Memorials can be made to the Juvinile Diabetes Association, ClayDesta Towers, 10 Desta Drive #270 E, Midland 79705.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.



Ford, Mildred H.

Mildred H. Ford, born January 2, 1921, in Jarrell, Texas, passed away at her residence on December 18, 2004.

Mildred, a long-time Midland resident, is survived by her two daughters, Carla J. Ford of Midland and Karin F. Scott of Torrance, California; three grandchildren, Jason M. Peters of San Antonio, Texas, A. Kathleen Hurdman of Midland, and Merritt A. Scott of Torrance, California; and one great-grandchild, Jason T. Hurdman of Boise, Idaho.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 20, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at Primitive Baptist Church, 411 W. Shandon in Midland. Elder Raymond Kirkpatrick will be officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Jackie Warren Funeral Home, 702 S. Terrell, Midland, Texas, 79701.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.
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Gonzales, Manuel T.

Manuel T. Gonzales went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday December 17, 2004, after fighting a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on March 8, 1925 in Loving, New Mexico, to Bonifacio and Paula Gonzales. His loving uncle, Seferino Trujillo, also raised him.

He was raised and educated in Midland. Manuel later entered the Army where he served in WW II in the 25th Division QM CO. He served in the Asiatic - Pacific Theater and the Philippine Liberation and received his victory medal. After his discharge, he returned to Midland where he met and later married Ofelia Vasquez on December 4, 1947 in Midland. Manuel was a meat cutter (butcher) most of his life and was currently working with Lawrence Brothers Supermarket. He was a very loving and caring man with a great sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and usher and active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Manuel will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

His parents and his uncle, Seferino Trujillo, precede him in death.

Rosary will be Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 7:30 at Pipkin Funeral Home chapel. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 11:00 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Father Ray Wilhelm officiating, interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Manuel is survived by his wife of 57 years Ofelia Gonzales of Midland; two sons, Mike and wife, Anna Gonzales, of Midland and Shay and wife, Debora Gonzales, of Seaside, California; three daughters, Sylvia and husband, Ronald Bednarz, of Tucson, Arizona, Lurdes Ochoa of San Bernadino, California, and Delila and husband, Francisco Villa, of Midland; five brothers; 11 sisters; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Ron M. Bednarz, Trinidad Villa, Julian M. Gonzales, Arturo Cadena, Ricardo Ochoa, Henry Vasquez, Michael Ochoa and Leo Ochoa. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Chavez, Art Cabrel and Arturo Ochoa.

Memorial may be directed to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.
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Holloway, Gleen

Gleen Holloway, 73, of Tarzan, died on Thursday, December 16, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 20, 2004 at the Nalley Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Rev. Rick Alkire, pastor of Tarzan Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday, December 19, from 4 PM to 6 PM at Gilbreath Funeral Home.

He was born on November 12, 1931, in Martin County, Texas and married Colleen Langley on June 9, 1950 in Martin County. She preceded him in death on June 19, 2002.

Mr. Holloway was a lifelong resident of Martin County. He was active in 4-H and FFA when his children and grandchildren were involved and also supported them in youth activities. He loved fishing, woodworking and antique cars and tractors. He was a member of Tarzan Baptist Church and served on the board of trustees at Grady ISD and the Martin County Sheriff's Posse.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Tahita Holloway of Tarzan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Bob Adkins of Lomax and Brenda and Jim Epley of Midland; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, O.J., Elton and Norwood Holloway and two sisters, Leola Welch, and Sylvia Ruth Welch.

The family suggests memorials to: Alzheimer's Association, 4400 N. Big Spring St., Midland, Texas 79705 or to a charity of choice.

A special thanks from the family to Amy Alvarado, Elida Alvarado and Maria Vela, who cared for Mr. Holloway for three years.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.
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Livingston-Pearson, Raelynn

Services for Raelynn Dean Livingston-Pearson, infant daughter of Heath and Kristy Livingston, will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include her parents; twin brothers, Bryan and Ryan Livingston of Midland; grandparents, Rocky and Essie Pearson and Bonnie Livingston, all of Midland; great-grandparents, Jimmy Pearson of Amarillo, Ralph Arnett and Anetta Arnett, both of Midland; three aunts; and three uncles.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.



Moore, Vivian

Vivian Moore, 86, died at a local hospital Tuesday, Dec. 16. A memorial service was held Friday at the Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. O. J. Archie officiating. Local arrangments were under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.



Stroud, Mary Alice

Midland -- Mary Alice Stroud, 82, of Midland, died peacefully on December 11, 2004 at a local nursing home.

She was born on October 11, 1922 in Hamlin, Texas. She attended school at Courtney. She later married Donald Stroud on November 11, 1939 in Stanton, Texas and raised two beautiful children. She spent her time doing china painting, stretch-n-sew, and ceramics with her friends.

Survivors include her loving husband Donald Stroud of Midland, her daughter, Helen Carol Stroud of Montgomery, Texas, her brother, Riley Stroud of San Angelo, Texas, her grandchildren, Donald Smith and wife Carol, and Janice Holley and husband Loren, of Midland, Texas and Bryan Wooten and wife Laurie of Spring, Texas, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, a daughter, and a grandson.

Services will be at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home on Monday December 20, 2004 at 1:00. Interment will follow in Sunset memorial Gardens in Odessa. Pallbearers will be Russell Brooks, Chris King, Hoot Leonard, Ray Patterson, Kermit Lewis, and Dwight Freeman.

Memorials may be directed to Star Care Hospice of Odessa.

Services are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home of Odessa.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.
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Womack, Gladys

Gladys Womack died Saturday, Dec. 18, in Midland. Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/19/2004.

Avery, Donald

STANTON -- Donald Charles Avery, 69, of Stanton, died Saturday, Dec. 18 at a local nursing home. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the Downtown Church of Christ in Stanton with Van Pendergrass officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 20 at the funeral home.

He was born Oct. 28, 1935 in Stanton. He had worked as a chef at various nursing homes in West Texas and was a volunteer at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop. He was a member of Downtown Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include two sisters, Yvonne Hrbacek of Odessa and Loneta Crocker of Fort Worth; one brother, Edward Avery of Midland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/20/2004.



Broomfield, Aaron J.

Services for Aaron J. Broomfield are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 21 at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel, Overton with Reverend Jamie Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in the Overton City Cemetery.

Mr. Broomfield died Sunday, December 19, 2004 in a Kilgore hospital. He was born November 5, 1960 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Elwood and Katie Allen Broomfield. He was a chemical salesman for Danlin Industries, Thomas, Oklahoma. He moved to Overton four years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elwood Bloomfield and a brother, Mike White.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Broomfield, Overton; four sons, Aaron Broomfield, II, Austin, Lane Broomfield, Dustin Broomfield and Josh Frazier, all of Overton; three daughters, Tiffany Broomfield and Courtney Broomfield, both of Austin, and Samantha Frazier, Overton; his mother, Katie White, Colorado City; four brothers, Jackie Ray White, Canton, Oklahoma, Joe White and Flenoy Broomfield, both of Weatherford, Oklahoma, and Burk McCurdy, Elk City, Oklahoma; and one sister, Elizabeth Brassington, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Michael Eastwood, Ronnie Garcia, Chip Graham, Wynn Jeffers, Tim Delong, and Shawn Delong.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, December 20, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/20/2004.
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Gonzales, Manual T.

Manuel T. Gonzales went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, December 17, 2004, after fighting a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on March 8, 1925 in Loving, New Mexico, to Bonifacio and Paula Gonzales. His loving uncle Seferino Trujillo also raised him.

He was raised and educated in Midland. Manuel later entered the Army where he served in WW II in the 25th Division QM CO. Serving in the Asiatic - Pacific Theater and the Philippine Liberation, he received his victory medal. After his discharge, he returned to Midland where he met and later married Ofelia Vasquez on December 4, 1947 in Midland. Manuel was a meat cutter (butcher) most of his life and was currently working with Lawrence Brothers Supermarket. He was a very loving and caring man with a great sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and usher and active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Manuel will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

His parents and his uncle Seferino Trujillo precede him in death.

Funeral Mass will be on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 11:00 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Father Ray Wilhelm officiating, interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Manuel is survived by his wife of 57 years Ofelia Gonzales of Midland; two sons, Mike and wife, Anna Gonzales, of Midland, and Shay and wife, Debora Gonzales, of Seaside California; three daughters: Sylvia and husband, Ronald Bednarz, of Tucson, Arizona, Lurdes Ochoa of San Bernadino, California, and Delila and husband, Francisco Villa, of Midland; five brothers; 11 sisters; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Ron M. Bednarz, Trinidad Villa, Julian M. Gonzales, Arturo Cadena, Ricardo Ochoa, Henry Vasquez, Michael Ochoa and Leo Ochoa. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Chavez, Arturo Ochoa and Art Cabrel.

Memorial may be directed to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/20/2004.
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Womack, Gladys

Gladys Womack, of Midland, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2004.

She was born June 4, 1914 to George and Cloa Gallaway in Olton, Texas, and was raised and educated there. On October 20, 1934, Gladys married R.E. Womack in Olton. Gladys was a member of First United Methodist Church, Woman's Club, Home Demonstration and the PTA.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in April, 2004.

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Adams and husband, Charles of San Jose, CA, Loyce Mulkey and husband, Jerry of Cedar Hill, TX; five grandchildren, Danille Giesbrecht, Regina Holden, Steve Mulkey, Keith Adams, Kevin Mulkey; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Cecil Gallaway and wife Wilma, Charles Gallaway and wife Eloise, and Wilbur Gallaway; five nieces and four nephews.

Funeral services have been scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Ellis Funeral Chapel with Kevin Mulkey officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/20/2004.

Barber, Estella

Estella Barber, 86, of Midland, formerly of Stanton, died Sunday, Dec. 19 at an Odessa care facility. Services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/21/2004.



Cauley, Marion

BIG SPRING -- Marion Cauley, 86, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Dec. 19 at a Lubbock hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Teeters officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 21, 1918, in Mexia and married Dr. Marshall Cauley Feb. 2, 1946 in San Antonio. He preceded her in death. She was raised in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School and Texas Tech University. She had worked at the Lubbock Army Airfield during World War II, as the attendance clerk at Big Spring High School from 1962 to 1967 and as secretary to Dr. Wayne Bonner at Howard College. She later worked with her husband and son at their practices. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the 1941 Study Club.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Richard Cauley of Big Spring and Dr. Lynn Cauley of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandsons; and two sisters, Linda Williamson of Midland and Norma McBee of Brownfield.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/21/2004.



Lindemann, Andrew "Snookey"

UMBARGER -- Andrew "Snookey" Harvey Lindemann, 80, died December 20, 2004, in Amarillo, Texas.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Umbarger with Father Pat Carathers officiating. Prayer service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21 at Brooks Chapel with Father Jim Hutzler and Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Burial will be in Umbarger Cemetery in Umbarger, Texas. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors.

Mr. Lindemann was born on October 8, 1924 in Amarillo to Andrew J. and Aline Lankford Lindemann. He attended St. Mary's school in Amarillo and West Texas Training School and High School in Canyon. As a young man, he was employed in the crew that built Buffalo Lake. He was in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 and was in the 70th Infantry, 276th Mountain Division, Company K. He received five battle stars and a combat infantryman badge and served in the France and Germany campaign. He returned to Umbarger after World War II and with his brother, James, established Fisherman's Supply, a bait store near Buffalo Lake. He met Odessa Scruggs at Umbarger in 1946, and they were married there on August 12, 1947. They owned and operated Fisherman's Supply until 1968 when Buffalo Lake was closed. Mr. Lindemann worked as a carpenter until 1971. He then owned and operated Chaparral Villa mobile home park in Canyon until he retired in 1994. He was devoted to his family and his faith. He served as a lay minister and was a parish board and finance committee member at St. Mary's in Umbarger and also served on the water board at Umbarger. Mr. Lindemann was an avid game bird hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time at his country home with his beloved wife, his daughters, their husbands, and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Harold, in 1948.

Mr. Lindemann was born on October 8, 1924 in Amarillo to Andrew J. and Aline Lankford Lindemann. He attended St. Mary's school in Amarillo and West Texas Training School and High School in Canyon. As a young man, he was employed in the crew that built Buffalo Lake. He was in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 and was in the 70th Infantry, 276th Mountain Division, Company K. He received five battle stars and a combat infantryman badge and served in the France and Germany campaign. He returned to Umbarger after World War II and with his brother, James, established Fisherman's Supply, a bait store near Buffalo Lake. He met Odessa Scruggs at Umbarger in 1946, and they were married there on August 12, 1947. They owned and operated Fisherman's Supply until 1968 when Buffalo Lake was closed. Mr. Lindemann worked as a carpenter until 1971. He then owned and operated Chaparral Villa mobile home park in Canyon until he retired in 1994. He was devoted to his family and his faith. He served as a lay minister and was a parish board and finance committee member at St. Mary's in Umbarger and also served on the water board at Umbarger. Mr. Lindemann was an avid game bird hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time at his country home with his beloved wife, his daughters, their husbands, and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, James Harold, in 1948.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 6605 IH 40 West, Amarillo, TX 79106, or your favorite charity.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/21/2004.
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Marchbanks, Ruby Pauline

Ruby Pauline Marchbanks, known to her loved ones as Polly, went home today, December 20, 2004. Born to John and Gertrude Nailling, in Red River County, on June 21, 1915, Polly was the fourth daughter or the baby girl. Her beloved older sisters were Poe, Bill and Louise. She also had two little brothers, Jr. and Benny, who remained precious to her throughout their lives. Polly had many happy memories of her childhood in Northeast Texas and never stopped calling it home. After finishing school in Manchester, Texas, where she was the best speller in class, she married her childhood friend and the love of her life, Miner Peek Marchbanks, better known as Pete, on August 31, 1935.

When Pete was called to serve in World War II, Polly moved with him to all his assignments until he was sent to Germany to serve in General Patton's 12th Armored Division. While Pete was serving in Germany, Pete Jr. was born. They were later blessed with two daughters, Polly Ann and Gertrude Hope. Being a good wife and mother were the accomplishments of which Polly was most proud. She celebrated and took tremendous pride in the successes of her children. She really was the wind beneath their wings.

After the war, the family settled in West Texas where they ended up farming the land that Pete had helped clear as a young boy after moving from East to West Texas in a covered wagon. They lived there in the house they built, between Brownfield and Levelland, for many years. Polly was a faithful member of the Meadow Church of Christ, where she remains famous for her delicious cornbread, fried chicken legs and pecan pie.

Polly remained on the farm after Pete's death in 1991, until 1997, when she moved to Midland where it was Trudie's extreme pleasure to help look out for her.

Her mother and father, three sisters, and two brothers precede Polly in death. She leaves behind her son, Pete Jr. and his wife, Johnece, of College Station, their three children Johnette Trumbo and her husband, Joe of Abilene, Lauren Allen and her husband, Justin, of Lubbock, and Trey Marchbanks and his wife, Kelli, of College Station, along with her daughters Polly Ann Marchbanks, of Atlanta, and Trudie Thomason, her husband, Glen and their son, Joseph Thomason, of Midland. Survivors also include five great grandchildren, Colin and Daylin Allen, Aubrey and Jodie Trumbo, and Minor Peek Marchbanks IV, one brother-in-law, Bill Marchbanks and his wife Nita, of Brownfield, two sisters-in-law, Opal Nailling, of Manchester and Jo Nailling of Lewisville, several favorite nieces and nephews, and her dear and faithful friend, Wilma Roberts.

Thanks to all at Manor Park's Mabee Center for their sweet and gentle care and to Stephanie Lister for her faithful service.

Services for Polly Marchbanks will be 2:00 p.m.Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at Meadow Church of Christ with John Snider officiating. Burial will follow in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lubbock Children's Home, Mabee Center at Manor Park, or to the charity of one's choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/21/2004.
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Nowell, Jerol

Jerol Nowell, 59, of Midland died Sunday, Dec. 19. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/21/2004.



Rodriguez, Jimmy

Jimmy Rodriguez, 68, died Monday, Dec. 20 at his residence. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/21/2004.



Standridge, Billie

Billlie Frances Standridge, 73, of Midland, formerly of Beeville, died Sunday, Dec. 19 in Midland. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home in Beeville. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24 at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home with Jason Teague officiating. Burial will be held in Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore.

She was born Oct. 21, 1931 to Arthur Thornal and Elizabeth Littlefield in McAlester, Okla. She married Carmen Standridge Oct. 31, 1947 in OKlahoma. She was a beautician and had owned and operated Billie's Beauty Shop. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Volunteer Fire Department EMS and the Ladies Auxillary. She also drove the bus for Skidmore ISD.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a granddaughter.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Standridge of Midland and Michael Standridge of Goliad; three daughters, Frances Smigielski and Tessie Rugar, both of Beeville, and Patricia Cole of Semora, N.C.; two sisters, Tommie Baldi of El Paso and Wanda Anderson of Oceanside, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/21/2004.



Womack, Gladys

Gladys Womack of Midland died Saturday, Dec. 18. Services will be 11 a.m. today, Dec. 21 at Ellis Funeral Chapel with Kevin Mulkey officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Olton Cemetery in Olton. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born June 4, 1914 to George and Cloa Gallaway in Olton where she was raised and educated. She married R.E. Womack Oct. 20, 1934 in Olton. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Woman's Club, Home Demonstration and the PTA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Adams of San Jose, Calif., and Loyce Mulkey of Cedar Hill; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil Gallaway, Charles Gallaway and Wilbur Gallaway; five nieces; and four nephews.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland 79702.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/21/2004.

Barber, Estella

STANTON -- Estella Barber, 86, of Stanton, died Sunday, Dec. 19 at an Odessa care facility. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 22 at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton with the Rev. W. R. Hunter officiating.

She was born Jan. 24, 1918 in Mount Cam and married Robert Barber June 9, 1971 in Midland. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Barber moved to Stanton in 1971 and was a nurse's aide. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include a daughter, Greta Mitchell of California and two granddaughters.

Arrangements under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.



Henson, Julie

BIG SPRING -- Julie Henson, 62, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Dec. 21 at a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.



McDonald, Barbara

Barbara McDonald of Midland died Monday, Dec. 20 at a local hospital. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bette Burris officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born Sept. 12, 1936 to Roy and Alma Spangler and was raised and educated in Kermit, graduating from Kermit High School. She graduated from Texas A&I in Kingsville with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She returned to Texas A&I and became certified to teach math and English at the secondary level. She taught math at Alice High School and was head of the Math Department. She moved to Midland in 1982 and worked at Midland College in the math lab.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Survivors include her husband, Harold McDonald; two sons, Blake McDonald of Flower Mound and Eric McDonald of Bloomington, Minn.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Edna Willmann of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Pat Shifflet of Houston.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, 79702 or to Pancreatic Research (PanCan) 2221 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 131, El Seguendo, Ca., 90245.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.



McReynolds, Marguerite "Marky"

Marguerite "Marky" (Wesson) McReynolds, 90, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2004 in El Paso, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mac McReynolds in August 1983.

Marky is survived by one daughter, Raye Dunn and her husband, Bob, of Clint, and one granddaughter, Carla Dunn Jenness and her husband, Chris, of Nikiski, Alaska.

Marky was born in Midland, Texas on October 15, 1914 to Pluma and Dock Wesson. She was the oldest of four children. One brother, Luther Wesson, and two sisters, Ann Wesson Dunn and Beth Wesson Meadows, are all deceased. Marky has two surviving sisters-in-law, Eudell McReynolds of San Antonio and Ruby McReynolds of Andrews, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mac, Marky and Raye moved to Sierra Blanca from Midland, Texas in 1941. They lived and worked many years at the Faskin Ranch east of town.

Marky worked and retired after 30 years with the Agriculture Stabilization & Conservation Service in Sierra Blanca, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Kayo Ramirez, Joe Sanchez, Hieno Salians, Hector Vasquez, D.W. Carson and Bob Clanton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Vasi Vasquez, Ellen Tidwell, Dora Vance, Socorro Ramirez, Amelia Ramirez, Barbara Dodge, Barba Clanton and Eudell McReynolds.

The family would like to especially thank Vasi Vasquez and her family for the 8 years that she had taken care of Marky. We are eternally grateful for her compassion and dedication.

Services will be held in Sierra Blanca First United Methodist Church at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday. Graveside services and burial will be in Lamesa Memorial Park in Lamesa, Texas on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. on December 22, 2004.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Sierra Blanca or the charity of your choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.
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Nowell, Jerol

Jerol Wade Nowell, 59, of Midland died Sunday, Dec. 19. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 at the Serenity Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating.

He was born Jan. 1, 1945 to Ovella Robertson and Caleph Nowell in Colorado City, and was raised and educated in Maud, Okla., graduating from Maud High School in 1963. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He married Irene Maddox April 20, 1970 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; four children, Scott Howell, Anthony Howell and Rebecca Milllican, all of Midland, and Patrick Brittian of Huntsville; five sisters, Ellen Holt of Maud, Okla., Norweita Brown and Shannon Montemayor, both of Fort Smith, Ark., Naomi Dias of Cold Bay, Alaska, and Beverly Hamilton of Tyler; two brothers, Terry McAdams of Forest Grove, Ore., and Gerry McAdams of Bastrop; one stepsister; six stepbrothers; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.



Read, Ethel

BIG SPRING -- Ethel "Tommie" Tipton Read, 72, of Big Spring, died Monday, Dec. 20 at her residence. Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 23 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Rosehill Memorial Park in Merkel.

She was born Feb. 3, 1932 in Sweetwater. She married Wayne Tipton Dec. 26, 1946 in Abilene, and he preceded her in death. She married Mack Hayworth in March of 1984, and he preceded her in death. She married James Sprott in 1994, and he preceded her in death. She then married Richard Read June 17, 2000, and he preceded her in death. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by one sister.

Survivors include two sons, Sam Tipton of Austin and Gary Tipton of Hobbs, N.M.; two stepsons, Jerry Don of Big Spring and Ricky Read of Odessa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Home Hospice, 111 E. 7th, Suite A, Big Spring, Texas, 79720.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.



Robinson Jr., Johnny

ODESSA -- Johnny Lee Robinson Jr., infant son of Ladrina and Johnny Lee Robinson Sr., died Dec. 15 in Odessa. Services will be at 1 p.m. today Dec. 22 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Jackie Warren Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 4.

He is survived by his parents; three sisters, MeOsha Chatman, Kenesha Chatman and Johnesha Robinson; one brother, Miguel Chatman Jr.; and his grandmothers, Julia Risper and Marilyn Johnson.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.



Rodriguez, Jimmy "Palio"

Jimmy "Palio" Rodriguez went home to be with our heavenly father on Monday, December 20, 2004.

He was born June 5, 1936 in Oranteno Saucillo Chihuahua, Mexico to Gonzalo and Paula Arraz Calderon.

He was raised and educated in Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico and later immigrated to the United States in 1957. He settled in Midland in 1967. He met and later married the late Emilia Rico in 1968. Jimmy worked in the oil fields as a driller for Hillin Drilling Co. until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, gardening and working on cars.

Papi was a very easygoing person who went out of his way to help others. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

His parents, Gonzalo Calderon Leyva and Paula Arraz Gutierrez, precede him in death. His wife, Emilia Rico Rodriguez; a daughter, Brenda Rico Rodriguez; and a son, Ramon Cervantes, also precede him in death.

Rosary will be Wednesday December 22, 2004 at 7:30 at Pipkin Funeral Home chapel. Funeral Mass took place Thursday, December 23, 2004 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Father Gilbert Rodriguez officiating, interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Jimmy is survived by three sons, Jimmy Joe Rodriguez of Midland, Horacio Garza of Midland, and Andrew Rico of Greensboro N.C.; five daughters, Romelia Rodriguez Walters of Albuquerque, N.M., Cynthia Ann Rico of Midland, Irma Cervantes of Midland, Janie Vasquez of Amarillo, and Cecilia Rico of Aurora, Colorado; three brothers, Valentin A. Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, Carmello A. Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, and Porfillio A. Calderon of Delicias, Chihuahua Mexico; three sisters, Maria Cruz of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, Licha Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua Mexico, Magdalena Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico; 31 grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Jesus Galindo, John Paredes, Jesse Lopez, Helliodoro Castilleja, Ramon Garza, Jose Martinez, Francisco Calderon and Jacinto Escajeda.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Matthew Walters, Angel Colon, Armando Salgado, Manuel DeLeon Jr. and Steve Fino.

Memorial may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 12/22/2004 - 12/24/2004.
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Stroman, J.C. "Shorty"

SWEETWATER -- J.C. "Shorty" Stroman, 96, died December 21, 2004 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004 at Highland Heights United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Kelley officiating. Private graveside services will also be held at Sweetwater Cemetery. McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater is handling arrangements.

He was born November 17, 1908 in Nolan County and married Bertha Ruth Linney on December 18, 1935. He graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1927 and was a self-employed stock farmer for more than 40 years. He was the oldest member of Highland Heights United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club and was a Farm Service Agency committee member for more than 30 years. He was a church committee member of the Trustees, Finance and Administrative Board. He was a life-long resident of Sweetwater and Nolan County.

He was preceded in death by four brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Stroman of Sweetwater; a daughter, Betty Ruth Bowen and husband, Dr. John Bowen, of Lubbock; two sons, J.C. "Butch" Stroman Jr. and wife, Cynthia, of Sweetwater, and Ron Stroman and wife, Carolyn, of Midland; a brother, Guy Stroman of Sweetwater; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.
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Washington, Juanita Garcia

Funeral services for Juanita Garcia Washington will be held today, Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at the Thomas Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.

Juanita Garcia Washington, 50, of Midland died peacefully on December 19, 2004 at Midland Memorial Hospice Unit. She was born June 12, 1954 in Midland, Texas to Jose "Joe" Garcia and Lorraine V. Garcia. She was raised and educated in Midland and was also a homemaker. She was a very loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and the greatest love of her life were her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Garcia, Sr.; and her brothers Joe Garcia, Jr. and Lupe Garcia, Sr.

Survivors include her mother, Lorraine V. Garcia; her husband, Pablo DeLeon of Midland; three sons, Rick Garcia of Austin, Texas, Charles "Chuck" Washington, Jr. and Damien Washington of Midland; three sisters, Josie C. Galan, Marie Harris, both of Midland, and Terri Reese of San Angelo, Texas; two brothers, Marty Garcia and Jessie Garcia of Midland; eleven grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Luis Galan, Joseph Garcia, Marty Garcia, John Harris, Marcus Acosta, and Jeremy DeLeon.

A special thanks from the family to Hospice of Midland Memorial Hospital 3rd floor, ICU/CCU staff, and 4West, who showed tremendous love and care to Juanita.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/22/2004.

Gault, Lois

Lois Jean Gault died Tuesday, Dec. 21 at a local care center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24 at Marathon Cemetery in Marathon.

She was born Oct. 24, 1915 to Charles and Nellie Martin in Marathon, where she was raised and educated. She married William Gault and worked at his pediatric office in Arizona. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by two nephews and one niece.

Memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church Mission Fund.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Online condolences may be e-mailed to: pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/23/2004.



Henson, Julie

BIG SPRING -- Julie Henson, 62, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Dec. 21 at a Lubbock hospital. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today, Dec. 23 at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with John Snider officiating.

She was born Dec. 19, 1942, in Pawnee, Okla., and married H. Leon Henson Nov. 16, 1991 in Big Spring. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Henson had lived in Big Spring for 30 years.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.

Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Rumer of Conneaut, Ohio, and Penni Bergstrom of Greenwood; one son, Russ Hesson of Forsan; five sisters, Calvina Gagat of Pierpont, Ohio, Mary Ward of Florida, Cindy Warner of Ohio, Melody Gray of Ohio and Darlene Torok of Conneaut, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Greenwood Church of Christ, 9501 FM 307, Midland, Texas, 79706 or to the Forsan Baptist Church, Forsan, Texas, 79733.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/23/2004.



Hill, Harlan

BIG SPRING -- Harlan J. Hill, 84, of Big Spring, died Monday, Dec. 20. Cremation will be under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. No services are planned.

He was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Ross and graduated from Waco High School in 1939. He attended Baylor University and Texas A&M and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked for Exxon Company for 27 years until his retirement. He lived in Big Spring for 32 years and had lived in Monahans, Crane, Iraan and Lubbock. He married Joyce Taylor Jan. 6, 1961 in Crane.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Shauna Peterson of Lubbock, Donna Johnson of Dallas, and Keila Lance of Amarillo; one son, Harlan Hill Jr. of Waco; two brothers, Cecil Hill of Waco and Waldo Hill Jr. of Houston; and one grandson.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/23/2004.



McGuire, Louis L.

Louis L. McGuire, 74, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went home to his heavenly father on the evening of Tuesday, December 21, 2004. Mr. McGuire was born on September 21, 1930 in Mountain View, Oklahoma, the son of Jack & Inez McGuire and was raised in Seminole, Texas. He married Lorraine Wise on November 24, 1950 in Lovington, New Mexico.

Mr McGuire was a well known and respected Odessa businessman for almost one-half of a century. He spent his life working in the oilfields of West Texas. In 1968 he founded McGuire Industries Inc., an oilfield rental equipment company, in Odessa. He has continued to own and operate McGuire Industries Inc. since that time. McGuire Industries Inc. has grown and expanded to include numerous locations throughout the Southwestern United States and is a well known and well respected company in the oilfield industry.

He was a very loving and generous man who always had time to greet you with a smile. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the oilfield with his customers and employees. He was a kind, loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was an Army veteran, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree mason. He was a member of Crescent Park Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Mr. McGuire is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lorraine, three children, Leroy and wife Linda McGuire of Odessa, Weldon McGuire of Odessa, and Tina Allen and husband Joe of Lake Jackson, six grandchildren, Angie and husband Matt Sears of Midland, Breanna and husband Monty White of Bastrop, Andrew McGuire of Austin, Travis McGuire of Odessa and Stephanie and Ashley Allen of Lake Jackson, and one great grandchild, Noah Sears. He is also survived by a sister, Sue White of Dallas, and a brother, Ray McGuire of Wink. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Inez McGuire, sister, Jackie Richardson and brother Earnest McGuire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crescent Park Baptist Church Building Fund.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 24, 2004 at Crescent Park Baptist Church, 3002 E. University Blvd., Odessa, Texas 79762, with Dr. Johnny Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.

Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 12/23/2004 - 12/24/2004.
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Nowell, Jerol Wade

Jerol Wade Nowell, 59, of Midland, went to be with his Lord Sunday, December 19, 2004. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004 at the Serenity Memorial Gardens in Midland with Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating.

He was born on January 1, 1945 in Colorado City, to Ovella Naomi Robertson and Caleph Benjamin Nowell. Jerol was raised and educated in Maud, OK, where he graduated from Maud High School in 1963. He married Irene Lavern Maddox on April 20, 1970 in Oklahoma City, OK. He fathered four children, Scott Wade Nowell, Anthony Dewayne Nowell and Rebecca Lorene Nowell Milllican, all of Midland, and Patrick Lee Brittian of Huntsville, TX. Jerol was a dedicated and loving husband, father, brother and friend to all who knew him. He will be missed.

Jerol was preceded in death by his mother and father.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Irene Nowell; five sisters, Ellen May Holt of Maud, OK, Norweita Lou Brown of Ft. Smith, AR, Naomi Sue Dias of Cold Bay, Alaska, Beverly Ann Hamilton of Tyler, and Shannon Kay Montemayor of Ft. Smith, AR.; two brothers, Terry Matthew McAdams of Forest Grove, Oregon, and Gerry Richard McAdams of Bastrop. He is also survived by one stepsister, six stepbrothers, nine grandchildren and countless loving nieces, nephews and relations.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/23/2004.
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Proctor, Lois

Lois Hazel Proctor, formerly of Midland, died Monday, Dec. 20 in Graham. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Brooks officiating. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. today, Dec. 23 at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born March 20, 1916 to William and Sarah Cooper in Menard and was raised and educated in Midland. She married Jack Proctor Jan. 10, 1938.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She is survived by a son, John Proctor of Midland; a daughter, Faye Freeze of Graham; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/23/2004.



Rodriguez, Jimmy

Jimmy "Palio" Rodriguez died Monday, Dec. 20. Mass will be at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 23 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with the Rev. Gilbert Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born June 5, 1936, to Gonzalo and Paula Calderon in Mexico, where he was raised and educated. He immigrated to the United States in 1957 and moved to Midland in 1967. He married Emilia Rico in 1968. He worked for Hillin Drilling Co. until his retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter and a son.

He is survived by three sons, Jimmy Rodriguez and Horacio Garza, both of Midland, and Andrew Rico of Greensboro, N.C.; five daughters, Romelia Walters of Albuquerque, N.M., Cynthia Rico and Irma Cervantes, both of Midland, Janie Vasquez of Amarillo, and Cecilia Rico of Aurora, Colo.; three brothers, Valentin Calderon, Carmello Calderon and Porfillio Calderon, all of Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico; three sisters, Maria Cruz, Licha Calderon and Magdalena Calderon, all of Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico; 31 grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorial may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Online condolences may be e-mailed to: pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/23/2004.



Rodriguez, Jimmy "Palio"

Jimmy "Palio" Rodriguez went home to be with our heavenly father on Monday, December 20, 2004.

He was born June 5, 1936 in Oranteno Saucillo Chihuahua, Mexico to Gonzalo and Paula Arraz Calderon.

He was raised and educated in Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico and later immigrated to the United States in 1957. He settled in Midland in 1967. He met and later married the late Emilia Rico in 1968. Jimmy worked in the oil fields as a driller for Hillin Drilling Co. until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, gardening and working on cars.

Papi was a very easygoing person who went out of his way to help others. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

His parents, Gonzalo Calderon Leyva and Paula Arraz Gutierrez, precede him in death. His wife, Emilia Rico Rodriguez; a daughter, Brenda Rico Rodriguez; and a son, Ramon Cervantes, also precede him in death.

Rosary will be Wednesday December 22, 2004 at 7:30 at Pipkin Funeral Home chapel. Funeral Mass took place Thursday, December 23, 2004 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Father Gilbert Rodriguez officiating, interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Jimmy is survived by three sons, Jimmy Joe Rodriguez of Midland, Horacio Garza of Midland, and Andrew Rico of Greensboro N.C.; five daughters, Romelia Rodriguez Walters of Albuquerque, N.M., Cynthia Ann Rico of Midland, Irma Cervantes of Midland, Janie Vasquez of Amarillo, and Cecilia Rico of Aurora, Colorado; three brothers, Valentin A. Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, Carmello A. Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, and Porfillio A. Calderon of Delicias, Chihuahua Mexico; three sisters, Maria Cruz of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, Licha Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua Mexico, Magdalena Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico; 31 grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Jesus Galindo, John Paredes, Jesse Lopez, Helliodoro Castilleja, Ramon Garza, Jose Martinez, Francisco Calderon and Jacinto Escajeda.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Matthew Walters, Angel Colon, Armando Salgado, Manuel DeLeon Jr. and Steve Fino.

Memorial may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 12/22/2004 - 12/24/2004.
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Roundtree, Nicholas

WINK -- Nicholas Grant Roundtree, 18, of Wink, died Sunday, Dec. 19 in Odessa. Services will be at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 23 at Wink High School Auditorium. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Family Services Funeral Parlor.

He was born in Monahans and had worked as an electrician's helper.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Debra Roundtree of Grandfalls and Kay and Wayland Thomas of Wink; a brother, Micha Roundtree of Odessa; a sister, De De Young of Midland; and grandparents, Roy and Mildred Roundtree of Midland and Joe D. Sifford of Whitney.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/23/2004.


Barnes, Donna

ANDREWS -- Services for Donna Jean Barnes will be 2 p.m. today, Dec. 24 at the Andrews Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Rod Peacock and Bob Zap officiating. Burial will follow in the Andrews West Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.

She was born Nov. 11, 1932, to Jack and Pauline Collins. She graduated from Odessa High School and married Louis Barnes in January of 1956. The couple lived in Andrews. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two children, Cynthia and Joe, and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Home Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, 79761.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/24/2004.



Brunson, William Aurthur

Memorial services for William Aurthur Brunson, 46, of San Angelo, Texas, will be Friday at 2:00 P.M. at the Jackie Warren Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Joseph Young, III, officiating. William A. Brunson was born October 23, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, and was the sixth child born to Mary Tippens and Walter Brunson. He graduated from Lee High School in 1977, in Midland, Texas, and he worked as an engineer at the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Dallas. His last job was in construction for the City of Dallas.

William A. Brunson died December 21, 2004, in San Angelo, Texas.

William leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Mary Young Tippens of Midland, TX; wife, Babra Polk Brunson of Midland, TX; one daughter, Shamiqua Sheilds and husband Roderick of Wichita, Kansas; one son, William David Coley of San Pueblo, California; two sisters, Oasie Mae Williams of Dallas, TX, and Ann Brown Caldwell of Irving, Texas; two brothers, Freddie Brown and wife Helen of San Antonio, TX, and Henry Brunson of San Angelo, TX; and one granddaughter, Desonae Allen of San Pueblo, California.

Services are under the direction of Jackie Warren Funeral Home of Midland, Texas.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/24/2004.
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Gault, Lois

MARATHON -- Lois Jean Gault died Tuesday, Dec. 21 at a local care center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Marathon Cemetery in Marathon.

She was born Oct. 24, 1915 to Charles and Nellie Martin in Marathon, where she was raised and educated. She married William Gault and worked at his pediatric office in Arizona. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by two nephews and one niece.

Memorials may be made to Crestview Baptist Church Mission Fund.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Online condolences may be e-mailed to pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/24/2004.



McGuire, Louis L.

Louis L. McGuire, 74, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went home to his heavenly father on the evening of Tuesday, December 21, 2004. Mr. McGuire was born on September 21, 1930 in Mountain View, Oklahoma, the son of Jack & Inez McGuire and was raised in Seminole, Texas. He married Lorraine Wise on November 24, 1950 in Lovington, New Mexico.

Mr McGuire was a well known and respected Odessa businessman for almost one-half of a century. He spent his life working in the oilfields of West Texas. In 1968 he founded McGuire Industries Inc., an oilfield rental equipment company, in Odessa. He has continued to own and operate McGuire Industries Inc. since that time. McGuire Industries Inc. has grown and expanded to include numerous locations throughout the Southwestern United States and is a well known and well respected company in the oilfield industry.

He was a very loving and generous man who always had time to greet you with a smile. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the oilfield with his customers and employees. He was a kind, loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was an Army veteran, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree mason. He was a member of Crescent Park Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Mr. McGuire is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lorraine, three children, Leroy and wife Linda McGuire of Odessa, Weldon McGuire of Odessa, and Tina Allen and husband Joe of Lake Jackson, six grandchildren, Angie and husband Matt Sears of Midland, Breanna and husband Monty White of Bastrop, Andrew McGuire of Austin, Travis McGuire of Odessa and Stephanie and Ashley Allen of Lake Jackson, and one great grandchild, Noah Sears. He is also survived by a sister, Sue White of Dallas, and a brother, Ray McGuire of Wink. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Inez McGuire, sister, Jackie Richardson and brother Earnest McGuire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crescent Park Baptist Church Building Fund.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 24, 2004 at Crescent Park Baptist Church, 3002 E. University Blvd., Odessa, Texas 79762, with Dr. Johnny Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.

Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 12/23/2004 - 12/24/2004.
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Rodriguez, Jimmy "Palio"

Jimmy "Palio" Rodriguez went home to be with our heavenly father on Monday, December 20, 2004.

He was born June 5, 1936 in Oranteno Saucillo Chihuahua, Mexico to Gonzalo and Paula Arraz Calderon.

He was raised and educated in Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico and later immigrated to the United States in 1957. He settled in Midland in 1967. He met and later married the late Emilia Rico in 1968. Jimmy worked in the oil fields as a driller for Hillin Drilling Co. until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, gardening and working on cars.

Papi was a very easygoing person who went out of his way to help others. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

His parents, Gonzalo Calderon Leyva and Paula Arraz Gutierrez, precede him in death. His wife, Emilia Rico Rodriguez; a daughter, Brenda Rico Rodriguez; and a son, Ramon Cervantes, also precede him in death.

Rosary will be Wednesday December 22, 2004 at 7:30 at Pipkin Funeral Home chapel. Funeral Mass took place Thursday, December 23, 2004 at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Father Gilbert Rodriguez officiating, interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Jimmy is survived by three sons, Jimmy Joe Rodriguez of Midland, Horacio Garza of Midland, and Andrew Rico of Greensboro N.C.; five daughters, Romelia Rodriguez Walters of Albuquerque, N.M., Cynthia Ann Rico of Midland, Irma Cervantes of Midland, Janie Vasquez of Amarillo, and Cecilia Rico of Aurora, Colorado; three brothers, Valentin A. Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, Carmello A. Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, and Porfillio A. Calderon of Delicias, Chihuahua Mexico; three sisters, Maria Cruz of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, Licha Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua Mexico, Magdalena Calderon of Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico; 31 grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Jesus Galindo, John Paredes, Jesse Lopez, Helliodoro Castilleja, Ramon Garza, Jose Martinez, Francisco Calderon and Jacinto Escajeda.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Matthew Walters, Angel Colon, Armando Salgado, Manuel DeLeon Jr. and Steve Fino.

Memorial may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 12/22/2004 - 12/24/2004.
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Roe, Lyddia

Lyddia Roe, 69, died at a local hospital. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/24/2004.



Schwab, Sue

DESOTO -- Sue H. Schwab of DeSoto died Dec. 22 at a local hospital.

She was born Sept. 13, 1943 to E.D. and Marion Beall in Roswell, N.M. She graduated from Roswell High School and received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Eastern New Mexico University in 1965. In 1979 she earned a master's degree in education from Stephen F. Austin College. She worked for Shell Oil Company before becoming a teacher at Roswell Independent School District. She also taught at Dallas Independent School District. She worked with various teaching programs in the state.

She is survived by a brother, Thomas Beall of Midland; and a sister, Kay Beard of Collinsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA of Texas, Dallas Headquarters, P.O. Box 660412, Dallas, 75266 or Hospice of Midland Inc., P.O. Box 2621, Midland, 79702. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/24/2004.



Tuttle, W.R. "Buster"

W.R. Tuttle, 89, passed away on December 23, 2004 at Avalon Place in Odessa. He was a former resident of Lamesa, TX for 66 years, presently residing in Odessa with his son for the past four years. Buster was born on March 29, 1915 in Abilene, TX to his Mother Jesse Dubose Tuttle. He was owner of Tuttle Trucking Company in Lamesa. He was an avid golfer, who loved golfing. One of his greatest accomplishments was on his 77th birthday he broke his age by ten shots.

Buster was preceded in death by his mother, Jesse Tuttle, and his dearly beloved wife of 45 years; Marrie Cooper Tuttle who passed away in 1982. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Regina Tuttle.

Buster was survived by his son; Robert and wife Sherry of Odessa, his daughter; Ann and husband Lynn Weesner, and Pat and her husband Dan Neeley, all of San Antonio, TX. He was also survived by his grandchildren Bobby and wife Ronda Tuttle, Mike and wife Treva Tuttle, Brad and wife Laila Weesner, Jennifer and husband David Young, Ann Marie and Chris Dillashaw, Megan and Landon Wood, and Lorie Neeley. Great-grandchildren are Esteban Weesner, Anna Dillashaw, Sara Grace Dillashaw, Justin, Garrett, Kaci, and Kayli Tuttle.

Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, December 27, 2004 at 3:00 P.M. in Lamesa, TX at the Dawson County Cemetery.

Services are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Odessa, TX.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/24/2004.
Briggs, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Shuford Briggs, 69 of Asheville, North Carolina died Tuesday, December 22, 2004. She was the daughter of the late Daphne Brown and George Adams Shuford.

Betty Briggs was born March 21, 1935 in Asheville, NC. She attended Salem Academy and Randolph Macon Women's College. When her father was elected to the US Congress she moved to Washington, DC where she met and married her husband, James E. Briggs, Jr., a Foreign Service Officer. They began their long and happy marriage in Seville, Spain, where their first child was born. Subsequent moves took them to Harare, Zimbabwe where their second daughter was born, Washington, DC where their third daughter was born, Managua, Nicaragua and back to Washington. In 1992, the Briggs retired to Whispering Pines, NC until Jim's death in 1998 when Betty returned to Asheville.

All her life Betty was very involved with her church, most notably St. Francis Episcopal Church, Potomac, Maryland and Trinity Episcopal Church, Asheville, NC. She also took great pleasure in supporting and participating in her children's and husband's many and varied activities.

She is survived by her children, Susan Briggs Nichols of Midland, TX., Deborah Briggs Eatherly of Fairfax Station, VA, and Carolyn Briggs Gould of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren: Lindsay and Charlotte Nichols, Will Eatherly, and Steven and Betsy Rose Gould; brothers, Sydney Shuford of Randolph NJ and Fuller Shuford of Asheville, NC. Betty's kind and loving spirit will be missed by everyone who knew her.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, Monday, December 27, 2004. Family will receive friends following the church service. Memorials may be sent to the Shuford Garden Fund at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 Church Street, Asheville, NC, 28801. Morris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through our website: Morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/25/2004.
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Cardenas, Ricardo

Ricardo F. Cardenas, 39, of Midland died Friday, Dec. 24.

Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, at Reyes Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Reyes Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at RestHaven North. Services are under the direction of Reyes Funeral Home.

He was born April 4, 1965 to Jose Cardenas and Carmen Montelongo in Durango, Mexico. He married Sanjuana Alvarado in 1982. He had worked as a cook.

He is preceded in death by his father, a sister and a brother.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ricardo Cardenas Jr., Jose Reyes and Jose Alvarado, all of Midland; two daughters, Erica Cardenas and Isabel Cardenas, both of Midland; his mother; three brothers, Miguel Cardenas of Austin, Jose Cardenas of Ruidoso, N.M., and Jeronimo Cardenas of Durango, Mexico; and four sisters, Magdalena Martinez and Pat Lee, both of Midland, Marcella Gallegos of Ruidoso, N.M., and Frances James of Austin.

Tommie Miller

Tommie Lee Miller died Thursday, Dec. 23, in a Midland hospital.

No services will be held.

She was born Feb. 17, 1937, to Rash and Nellie Burnett in Slaton and was raised and educated in the Slaton, Sudan and Littlefield areas. She had worked for K-Mart and Wal-Mart in California. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Alan Neal Martin of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Laura Benson of Mineral Wells; a sister, Emma Nance of Waco; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice Midland Inpatient Unit.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/25/2004.



Gardner, H. Warren

H. Warren Gardner made his transition to pure spirit on December 22, 2004. Born February 13, 1939 in Soldier, Kansas to Hugh and Ruth Gardner, he spent his childhood in both Kansas and Indiana. In 1962 he married Alicia Stubbs. He received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Kansas in 1969. His career in higher education spanned almost 40 years, including positions at Sterling College, Southwest Minnesota State, Northern Montana College, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin, where he served as Vice-President of Academic Affairs from 1983-1996, taught in the history department from 1983-2004, and taught in the John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute. He also served as Interim Director of the JBS Institute prior to his illness. He received the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2003. In addition to his lifelong commitment to education, his interests included music, woodworking, and avidly following the sports teams of his beloved KU Jayhawks. A gifted singer and musician, he was a member of the Midland-Odessa Symphony Chorale. His many years of community service included membership on the National Easter Seals Board, the local Planned Parenthood Board, the Permian Basin Historical Society, and Rotary International. As well, he participated in numerous task forces and committees in Midland and Odessa, including the Odessa Mayor's Drug Task Force and as Chair of Midland Vision 2000 and Beyond. He was a member of the Midland Unitarian Universalist Church, where he served as treasurer and sang in the OK Chorale. Warren's joy and zest for life touched everyone around him.

He is survived by his wife Alicia Gardner of Midland, TX, his mother Ruth Gardner Youngquist of Alamo, TX, his daughter Julia Gardner of Ann Arbor, MI, his son Greg Gardner of San Francisco, CA, and his brothers Ken Gardner of Corn, OK, Tom Gardner of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Jim Gardner of Osage City, KS.

Memorial Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Midland on Tuesday, December 28 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the University of Texas-Permian Basin in memory of H. Warren Gardner.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/25/2004.
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Mims, Francis

Francis Mims, 78, of Cisco, died Friday, Dec. 24, in an Eastland hospital.

Services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/25/2004.



Roe, Lyddia

Lyddia A. Roe died Wednesday, Dec. 22, in a Midland hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Pipkin Chapel with M.R. Thomason officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born Aug. 9, 1935 to Archie and Viola Cox in Indian Gap. She married Garland Roe and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Assembly of God.

She is preceded in death by her husband and two grandsons.

She is survived by three sons, Gary Roe, Jerry Roe, and David Roe, all of Midland; one daughter, Helen Potter of Midland; two brothers, Clarence Cox of Odessa and Robert Cox of Big Spring; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/25/2004.



Sosa, Ricardo

Ricardo S. Sosa died Thursday, Dec. 23, at a Midland hospital.

Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Pipkin Chapel. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Javier Marquez officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 11, 1933 to Ignacio and Theodora Sosa in Loraine and was raised in the West Texas area. He moved to Midland in 1959 and married Celia Jimenez Aug. 25, 1955. He worked for Mid-Tex for 30 years until his retirement. He was a Christian.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his stepmother, Juanita Sosa, a brother and a sister.

He is survived by five sons, Roy Sosa, Benny Sosa, Ector Sosa and Gilbert Sosa, all of Midland, and Ricardo Sosa Jr. of Austin; three daughters, Arecila Molinar, Susana Robledo and Juanita Sosa, all of Midland; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two uncles; one aunt; six nephews; and four nieces.

Memorials may be directed to The American Cancer Society or the Hospice Inpatient Unit.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 12/25/2004.



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