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Obits – Midland Reporter Telegram – 1st & 2nd week of January, 2005

Posted: 11 Feb 2005 6:58PM GMT
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Blalock, Faith Michaela

Faith Michaela Blalock, infant daughter of David Austin and Paula Milner Blalock of Waco, Texas, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2004 in Waco.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Michael John Frances Milner and her paternal grandfather, Robert Glenn Blalock.

She is survived by her parents; her maternal grandmother, Mary Milner Goyette of Holmdel, NJ; maternal great-grandmother, Paula Delacruz Hernandez of Holmdel, NJ; paternal grandmother, Amber Maritha Blalock of Stanton, TX; paternal great-grandmother, Amber Oden of Westbrook, TX; and paternal uncle, Robert Bradford Blalock of Waco, TX.

A private family graveside service will be held Monday, January 3, 2004 in Midland, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, her parents request that memorials be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation www.jdf.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.
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Brock Sr., Charles Ray

ANDREWS -- Charles Ray Brock Sr., 81, of Andrews, died Friday, Dec. 31.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 1, in the Andrews West Cemetery with Mark Wilson, pulpit minister of the Andrews Church of Christ, officiating.

He was born July 25, 1923 in Snyder to John Benjamin Laffette Brock and Annabelle Rollins Brock. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Johna Francis Aduddell on Nov. 27, 1949 in Lovington, N.M. They moved to Andrews in 1963 from Seminole. He owned and operated Charles Brock Hot Oil Service in Andrews for 10 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug. 27, 2003; his parents, brother, B.L. Brock; and sister, Johnnie Lamb.

He is survived by his son, Charles Brock Jr. of Austin; daughter, Sandra Stover of Andrews; brother, Daymond Brock of Brownfield; sister, Marie Livingston of Llano; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

To register or send condolences, go to www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.

Services are under the direction of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Cook, Alma

Alma's eyes looked up toward Heaven on Dec. 29, 2004, and on that day Jesus claimed her spirit to keep Eternally. She put it all behind herÉ she could not tarry any longer, She finished her stay hereÉ It was time to go home.

Ama Isabella Cook, was born August 9, 1927 in Henderson, Texas. She was called home on December 29, 2004 in Midland, Texas. The daughter of Cullin Johnson, and Rosie Lee Anthony.

She leaves to cherish her memory her only beloved daughter, Betty Richardson of Midland. Two step sons , Steve Louis Cook Jr. of Waco, and Weldon Eugene Cook of San Diego, Ca. , Her grandchildren, Leisa Marshall, Fred Richardson Jr., Keish Cook, Weldon Cook Jr., Deshea Cook, Tierney Cook, Laura Cook, her great grandchildren, Nolan Marshall III, Natassia Marshall, Courtney Marshall ,Adverian Donald , four neices, two great nieces, one nephew, two aunts, her sisters Jurline Fobbs, Ella Brown, and Becha Johnson. Her two best friends, Bertha McGhee of Belton, and Eloise Patterson of Midland. She is loved by Mrs. Nancy Anguish, whom she worked for many years.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Cullin Johnson, and Rosie Anthony, and two brothers, Anthony and Curtis Coleman.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 2 pm in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, in Belton, Texas. Burial will be in North Belton Cemetery.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.
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Forbis, Wanda Johnson

Wanda Johnson Forbis, 74, of Garden City, died on Saturday, January 1, 2005, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring with Rev. Bob Grimes and Rev. Trey Johnson, officiating. Interment services will follow at 4:30 P.M. at Gooch Cemetery in Mason, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M., Monday, at the funeral home.

She was born on April 7, 1930, in Arnett, Texas. Wanda moved to Garden City in 1981 and had worked as a deputy clerk for Glasscock County in the Clerk's office. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Garden City and had served as church treasure.

Mrs. Forbis was involved in the Hi-Sky Emmaus Community, Alzheimer's Fund Raising and the Cancer Walk. Wanda was also involved in many community activities, she had been the Election Judge for Glasscock County for many years and volunteered at the Veterans Administration Hospital, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and was a member of the swat team with RSVP, Baptist Crisis Closet Center and at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.

Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-laws, Berry and Shirley Johnson of Andrews and Billy and Bambi Johnson of Bedias, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Mary Wise of Gatesville; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Gail Johnson of Llano; two sisters-in-law, Vera Johnson and Zula Johnson, both of Mason; grandchildren, Trey and Amber Johnson of Edwards, Colorado, Danny and Shawna Smart of Andrews, Billy C. and Shelly Johnson of Bedias, Paisley Johnson and Jeremiah Johnson, both of Bedias; seven great grandchildren, Shawn, Thomas and David Smart of Andrews, Kadon, Brent, Robert Johnson of Bedias, Maci Johnson of Edwards, Colorado; and three nieces, and six nephews.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband Berry T. Johnson and husband Don Forbis, her parents Esteen and Ruth Williams and one sister Bess Ernst. The family suggests memorials be made in memory of Wanda Johnson Forbis to the Circle Six Baptist Encampment, Stanton, Texas or to the First Baptist Church of Garden City.

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 1/3/2005.
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Gaines, Aaron A.

Aaron A. Gaines, left this earth to be with his Lord on January 1, 2005.

Aaron was the first born child of Lela and Arthur Gaines in Danville, Arkansas on August 3, 1922. The family soon moved to Oklahoma where Aaron was educated and where he met the love of his life, Freda. He married Freda L. Price on October 6, 1942, and they shared 62 wonderful years. Soon after their marriage, Aaron was called to serve his country during World War II. He served admirably in the 301st Troop Carrier Squadron earning Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct medals, EAME Service Ribbon, the Silver Service Star and two Bronze Service Stars. After leaving the service, Aaron went to work for the Amerada-Hess Corporation, where he remained for 40 years, serving as a District administrator. He started his career in Duncan, Oklahoma, but soon moved to Texas, living in Midland, Brownfield, Seminole, Lubbock, and then returning to Midland.

Aaron and Freda were blessed with two children, a daughter, Betty Lois, in 1944, and a son, Ronald Aaron, in 1949. Aaron was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. His family was very important to him and he helped them all in every way he could. The most important things in his life were his God, his wife and his children, grandchildren and great-grandsons. He was active in his church serving as an elder in the First Christian Church in Seminole. He loved reading and studying the Bible and his moral and Christian example influenced many lives. He had a gift for helping and teaching others. Every relative and friend has a story about what this wonderful man has taught them.

Aaron had his private pilot's license and loved flying small aircrafts. He spent lots of his time as a young man being a stunt pilot. Later he became involved in whatever activity his children were in because he wanted to be with his family. He remained active all his life. He rode dirt bikes, water skied, and snow skied until he was in his late 70's. He also loved to play golf and preferred walking the course. After he retired, he and his son spent many days playing not 18, but 36 holes of golf. Aaron and Freda loved traveling around the country in their motor homes. He also loved a pretty yard, and spent countless hours working around his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Woody.

Survivors include his wife, Freda Gaines of Midland, TX; his daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jim Linthicum of Midland, TX; his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Rita Gaines of Lubbock, TX; his granddaughter and her husband, Mendy and Dan Michel and his great-grandsons, Preston and Joseph Michel, all of Midland, TX; his twin grandsons, Jeremy Ronald and James Aaron Gaines of Lubbock, TX; his brother, Truman Gaines of Amarillo, TX; his sisters, Lydia Cagle of Hood River, OR; Callie Watts of LaGrange, NC; Danita Sudderth of Midland, TX; Anna Adams of Dumas, TX; along with a host of nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 4, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Lu Laster, a nephew-in-law and pastor of Joy Fellowship of Amarillo officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.
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Jackson, Kenneth "Ken"

ANDREWS -- Kenneth "Ken" Jackson, 77, of Andrews died Friday, Dec. 31.

Services will be 2 p.m. today, Jan. 3, at First Baptist Church in Andrews with Jeff Donnell officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Old Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 8, 1927 in Edgewood. He served in the U.S. Army after graduating from high school. He moved to Andrews in 1948 from Loraine. He married Joyce Keck June 19, 1971 in Juarez, Mexico. He retired from Contel Telephone in 1990 as a construction supervisor. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Andrews. He was a longtime member of the Andrews and Lamesa sheriff's posse.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Ray Jackson, in 1953, and a brother, Billy Ray Jackson, in 1978.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Jackson of Andrews; daughters, Mary Ann Evans of Big Spring, Sherry Berry of Houston and Stacy Haynes of Eldorado; one son, Ronald Jackson of Midland; two sisters, Geraline Falkenberry of Lamesa and Nadine Gunnels of McCamey; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Johnson, Ginger

Ginger Johnson, 69, of Midland, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at St Nicholas Episcopal Church in Midland with Rev. Jon Stasney, and Rev. Jonathan Hartzer officiating. Ginger was born in Ogden, Arkansas on March 15, 1935 to Will and Mildred Tong. She graduated from high school in Corpus Christi. Ginger married Merion Johnson on June 4,1953 in Sinton, Texas .

She attended Odessa College and Midland College and worked as a nurse in the Midland-Odessa area for 15 years, retiring in 1990. They moved from Odessa to Midland in 1998. Ginger's life was consumed with prayer for the needs of others and by her witness to all through her life dedicated to Jesus Christ. All who knew her can be certain that she is now in a better place. She was a member of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Midland.

Ginger is survived by her husband, Merion of Midland; two sons, Dennis Johnson and David Johnson and one daughter, Bethany Caldwell, all of Odessa; five grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dale Tong of Hurst, Gerald Tong of Copperas Cove, and Willie Tong of Bossier City, LA; and two sisters, Linda St. George of Tempe, AZ and Kathy Francen of Lewisville. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

In leiu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Home Hospice, 901 W Texas, Midland, TX 79701.

Arrangements are 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 1/3/2005.
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Karr III, Roy F. "Sonny"

Roy F. "Sonny" Karr III passed away Wednesday 29,2004 in Mobile, Alabama. He was 63 years olds. A native Odessan, Sonny was born on December 4, 1941 to Roy F. Karr Jr. and Mary Frances Karr. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He married Janet Sue Hodgkiss in June of 1964 and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past June. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy F. Karr Jr., mother Mary Frances Karr, and stepmother Mikki Thompson Karr. He is survived by his wife Jan, his children Roy and Sarah Karr of Waco, TX, Kevin and Kathy Cox of Maple Valley, WA, his grandchildren, Franklin and Michael Karr and Jackson, Grace and Madeline Cox, his brother Richard Karr and wife Collette of Waco, TX, his mother-in-law Tommye Hodgkiss of Irving, TX, brothers-in-law, John Hodgkiss and wife Merry, Bill Hodgkiss and wife Leslie of Irving, TX, and 13 nieces and nephews.

He was an Odessa High graduate and graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in 1965. He was enrolled in the Cradle Roll department of First Baptist Church at the age of three and made his profession of faith at age seven. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Odessa for 60 years. In that time he served on various committees, dedicating himself to his responsibility as an usher and greeter. He always had a smile, a hug, a warm handshake or mints in his pocket for those who entered the sanctuary doors. He was an insurance adjuster for Permian Claims Service for 30 years or more years where his co-workers were like family and in business with his father RFK Inc. until the business was sold.

His favorite hobbies were spending time with his children and grandchildren, other family members, and most of all his wife Jan. He was an avid sports fan and fishing topped the list. His collection of fishing gear was comparable to none, whether he needed it or not.

Above all, his legacy of faith and love will continue to live in not only his children but also all those with whom he came in contact.

A memorial service will be held in Sonny's honor at First Baptist Church of Odessa on Tuesday, January 4, 2004 at 11:00 am. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church music ministry or any of the other ministries of the church or your favorite charity.

Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.
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Kuss Jr., Albert J.

Albert J. Kuss, Jr., 89, of Hermleigh, died Saturday, January 1, 2005, in a car accident near Hermleigh.

A rosary will be held 6 p.m. Monday at Bell-Cypert Seale Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Hermleigh, Texas with Father Roy Badillas, pastor, officiating. Burial in Hermleigh Cemetery directed by Bell-Cypert Seale Funeral Home.

Mr. Kuss was born April 25, 1915 in Lavaca, Tx. He married Gladys Bruns on April 4, 1939 in Hermleigh. Mr. Kuss had lived in Hermleigh since 1925 wher he worked as a farmer. He was an active member at St. John's Catholic Church and had served for a number of years on the school board at Hermleigh.

Mr. Kuss was preceded in death by a daugther, Jane Kuss.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Kuss of Hermleigh; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Kaye Kuss of Lubbock, Leonard and Mary Kay Kuss of San Angelo and Charles and Peggy Kuss of Midland; six grandchildren, Jaque Hawkins of Crawford, Matt Kuss of Lubbock, Joseph Kuss of San Angelo, Sharon Kuss of San Antonio, Carrie Kuss of College Station, Cheryl Kuss of Midland and a sister-in-law, Loraine Bruns of Snyder.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bell-Cypert Seale Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.
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Lanham, Doris Damron

Doris Damron Lanham, 84, died Friday, December 31, 2004 at her home in Midland, Texas.

Doris was born February 29, 1920 in Midland, Texas to pioneer Midlanders, Goldie Melton Damron and M.G. Damron. Her family moved to Crane, Texas in 1928. Doris married F. H. Lanham, Jr. on January 5, 1942 in Crane, Texas. She was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution.

Doris graduated with an English degree from Texas Tech University. She worked in Crane in the County Clerk's office and at a munitions plant for three and a half years while her husband fought in WW II. After the war, two sons were born - Harold and Bob. Upon F. H.'s return and re-employment by Exxon, the family lived in Stanton, Odessa and Midland.

Doris was a living example of family values, honesty and integrity. Doris loved and enjoyed her children and grandchildren. After F. H.'s retirement from Exxon, they traveled and spent time at their cabin in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Many of their trips included their children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three brothers, R.L., J.L., and Aaron Damron.

Doris is survived by her sons, Harold D. and wife Kathy Lanham of Austin, TX; Bob and wife Nancy Lanham of Midland, TX; and four grandchildren, David, Michelle and Brett Lanham and Laura Lanham Paulas.

The Lanham family wishes to express their gratitude to Hospice of Midland for the excellent services during Doris's illness.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 1/3/2005 - 1/4/2005.
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McCullough, Mary Louise

SAND SPRING -- Mary Louise Arrick Thompson McCullough, 75, of Sand Springs died Friday, Dec. 31, at her residence following a long illness.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 3, at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Dec. 10, 1929, at San Angelo to Claude and Jewel Arrick. She was a homemaker and also worked at the Big Spring State Hospital. She lived most of her life in Howard County and was a Baptist.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, R.L. McCullough; one son, Jack Allen Thompson; and one sister, Claudine Arrick.

She is survived by one son, Robert Thompson of San Antonio; two daughters, Terrie Lou Bradley of Sand Springs and Toni Hodnett of Big Spring; three brothers, Buddy Arrick and Jerry Arrick, both of Big Spring, and John Arrick of Odessa; four sisters, Bonnie Burris and Sherri Wisener, both of Burnet, Sue Larimore of San Angelo, and Sonja Patterson of Austin; six grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

The family will be at 108 E. Robinson.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Newton, David L.

BIG SPRING -- David L. Newton, 72, of Big Spring died Saturday, Jan. 1, at his residence.

Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Ottaberry, Nina

Nina Ottaberry of Midland died Saturday, Jan. 1.

Visitation will be held at Ellis Funeral Home Wednesday, Jan. 5, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Porter Sr., Robert Bowden

Robert Bowden Porter, Sr., of Midland, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2004.

He was born September 23, 1923 to George Clinton Porter and Sue Elizabeth Bowden Porter in Roswell, New Mexico. Robert attended Texas A & M, Southwestern University, Colorado College, University of Texas, Austin and received his B.S. degree from Southwestern and his M.S. degree from the University of Texas. Robert proudly served his country during WW II in the United States Marine Corps. On June 23, 1946 he married Polly Marie Sistrunk in Runge, Texas. During his career Robert worked for V.C Perini-Jake Sandefer in Abilene and Texas Pacific Coal & Oil Company in Abilene, Texas, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Fort Worth, Texas and Midland, Texas. He had also been with Fina and had worked as an independent geologist. His memberships included the West Texas Geological Society and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, George Porter.

Robert is survived by his wife Polly Porter of Midland, TX; daughter, Candy Porter of Midland, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mark McDonald of Boerne, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Ronna and Roger Alexander of Tulsa, OK; son, Robert Porter, Jr., of Midland, TX; sister-in-law, Patricia Schendel of Boerne, TX; grandchildren, Nichole Abshire and husband, Courtney; Turk McDonald and wife, Amanda; RobRoy McDonald, Joni Alexander and James Alexander; great-grandson, Riggs McDonald; nieces and nephews, Rose Marie Baumann and husband, David, of Roswell, NM; George Porter and wife, of Sierra Blanca, TX; Betty Ann Cowart and husband, of Tennessee Colony, TX; Brenda Price of Sacramento, CA; Jimmy Porter and wife, of Fabens, TX; Toni Kay Porter and Rita Ray Porter of Fabens, TX.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 3, 2005 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Reverend Richard Edwards officiating. Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. January 3, 2005 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.
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Reynolds, Dora

Dora Reynolds died Saturday, Jan. 1.

Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Rivera, Chris

BIG SPRING -- Chris Rivera, 26, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 28.

Services were Saturday at Cornerstone Church with the Rev. Clint Collins officiating. Burial was at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born May 12, 1978, in Big Spring to David and Lorina Rivera. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1997. He married Natasha Dancer April 18, 1998, in Big Spring. At the time of his death he had been employed by Fiberglass Systems for two years. He was a member of Life Church.

He is survived by his wife, Natasha Rivera of Big Spring; one daughter and three sons, Isabella Rivera, Marcus Rivera, Adrian Rivera, and Jeremiah Rivera, all of Big Spring; parents, Lorina Ontiveros and her husband, Lupe, of Big Spring and David Rivera and his wife, Mary, of Big Spring; two brothers, David Rivera and John Ontiveros, both of Big Spring; one sister, Blanca Rivera of Big Spring; maternal grandmother, Delia Lopez and her husband, Alfonzo; great-grandmother, Virginia Garcia of Big Spring; paternal grandparents, Jose and Rosa Rivera of Big Spring; step grandparents, Lupe and Rosa Ontiveros of Big Spring; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Chris Rivera Memorial Account # 760221 at Cosden Federal Credit Union, attention Cindy Langston, P.O. Box 2139, Big Spring, 79721.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Stanley, Frank

Jerrell Frank Stanley of Midland died Thursday, Dec. 30.

Services have been scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Jan. 3, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with David Harwood officiating.

He was born Dec. 9, 1952 to William Benjamin Stanley and Nora O. Casbeer Stanley in Midland. He graduated from Midland High School in 1972 and received an associates degree from Midland College. On Nov. 24, 1973 he married his high school sweetheart, Terri Lindsey. He proudly served his country from 1972 until 1975 in the U.S. Army. He then became an active member of the U.S. Navy Reserves and was in the active ready reserves at the time of his death. During his career he worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, Midland Memorial Hospital and the Texas Department of Justice in Colorado City.

He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, William Benjamin Stanley Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Terri L. Stanley of Midland; daughter, Emily D. Thurman of Kelso, Wash.; son, Barret P. Stanley of Fort Hood; five grandchildren; mother, Nora Stanley Thornhill and stepfather, Savoy Thornhill of Midland; brother, Donald Stanley of Weatherford; a mother-in-law and father-in-law along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Sundy, J.L. "Jimmy Lee"

BIG SPRING -- J.L. "Jimmy Lee" Sundy, 71, of Big Spring died Friday, Dec. 31, at a local hospital.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Jan. 3, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the East Fourth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born on June 25, 1933, in Howard County and married Beverly Nichols Sept. 21, 1956 in Big Spring. He had worked for the Texas Pacific and Union Pacific railroads for 35 years, working his way up to engineer. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. He was a member of East Fourth Street Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Susie Ola Sundy; his son, Daniel Sundy; and two brothers, Monroe and Albert Sundy.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Sundy of Big Spring; one daughter, Teresa Marie Sundy of Lubbock; sister, Ida Belle Sundy Bankston of Big Spring; two brothers, Clark Sundy of Midland and Allen Sundy of Big Spring.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association Inc., Texas Affiliate Inc., Western Regional Office, 8008 Slide Road, Lubbock, 79424, or the American Cancer Society Memorial Program, c/o Lucy Bonner, P.O. Box 2121, Big Spring, 79721.

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 1/3/2005.



Turner, Ruby Helen

BIG SPRING -- Ruby Helen Turner, 75, of Big Spring died on Sunday, Jan. 2, at her home.

Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.



Vannoy, Bernice

Frances Bernice Vannoy, of Midland, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2005.

She was born December 8, 1931 to Charlie Leonard Hale and Nettie Elizabeth Pace Hale in Loraine, Texas. On December 24, 1949 she married Robert Dewayne Vannoy in Stanton, Texas. Bernice was a member of Crestview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Jean Ann Padgett and Mayme McFerrin.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Dewayne Vannoy of Midland, TX; sons, Irvin W. Vannoy and wife, Carolyn, and Morris G. Vannoy and wife, Pamala, all of Midland, TX; brothers, Doyle Hale of Stanton, TX; Bill Hale of Brownwood, TX; Hubert Hale of Stanton, TX; Charles Hale of Stanton, TX; Kenneth Hale of Procter, TX; sisters, Averill Badgett of Midland, TX; Lura Davis of Midland, TX; Betty Crocker of Big Spring, TX; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Monday, January 3, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park North.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.
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York, Ronald

BIG SPRING -- Ronald York, 64, of Big Spring died Saturday, Jan. 1, at a Big Spring hospital.

Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/3/2005.

Baldwin, Alice Louise Polk

Funeral services for Alice Louise Polk Baldwin, 55, of Midland, will be Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at the Mount Rose Baptist Church with Rev. William and Rev. Henderson officiating. Alice Louise Baldwin died December 30, 2004, in a Lubbock Hospital. Alice Louise Baldwin was born January 20, 1949 in Cuero, Texas. She was the first child blessed to the union of Francis Polk and the late Willie Polk.

Alice attended school in Midland, Texas, and later married David Baldwin on May 28, 1966. She was a homemaker. In 1974, they moved to Seattle, Washington, and later that same year moved to California. Alice later moved back to Midland to be with family.

Alice is survived by her mother; husband, David Baldwin; four daughters and two son-in-laws, Trinnette Baldwin, JoAnn Hubbard (Richard), Nicole Chambers, Sarah Baldwin (fiance, Gerry Sutton); one son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Burns (Shawnta); four sisters and two brothers-in-law, JoAnn Bradley (John), Maxine Burton, Barbara Brunson, Agnes Bowers (James), all of Midland, Texas; 16 grandchildren; a host of nieces; and her best friend, Bennie Anderson. Nephews, relatives and dear friends are also left to cherish her memory.

Alice is preceded in death by one sister, Willie Mae Polk.

Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Jackie Warren Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/4/2005.
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Lanham, Doris Damron

Doris Damron Lanham, 84, died Friday, December 31, 2004 at her home in Midland, Texas.

Doris was born February 29, 1920 in Midland, Texas to pioneer Midlanders, Goldie Melton Damron and M.G. Damron. Her family moved to Crane, Texas in 1928. Doris married F. H. Lanham, Jr. on January 5, 1942 in Crane, Texas. She was a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution.

Doris graduated with an English degree from Texas Tech University. She worked in Crane in the County Clerk's office and at a munitions plant for three and a half years while her husband fought in WW II. After the war, two sons were born - Harold and Bob. Upon F. H.'s return and re-employment by Exxon, the family lived in Stanton, Odessa and Midland.

Doris was a living example of family values, honesty and integrity. Doris loved and enjoyed her children and grandchildren. After F. H.'s retirement from Exxon, they traveled and spent time at their cabin in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Many of their trips included their children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three brothers, R.L., J.L., and Aaron Damron.

Doris is survived by her sons, Harold D. and wife Kathy Lanham of Austin, TX; Bob and wife Nancy Lanham of Midland, TX; and four grandchildren, David, Michelle and Brett Lanham and Laura Lanham Paulas.

The Lanham family wishes to express their gratitude to Hospice of Midland for the excellent services during Doris's illness.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
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Orbeck, Betty Jean

Betty Jean Orbeck, of Midland, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2004 in Eastland, Texas.

She was born November 9, 1929 to Phillip Lindsley Wingate and Mary Maxine Wilson Wingate in Austin, Texas and was raised and educated there. Betty graduated from Austin High School in 1949. She moved to Odessa, Texas and worked with the Maintenance Division of the Texas Highway Department. She began her career as Archivist at the Petroleum Museum in February, 1976 and retired in February, 2001. Betty was a founding member of the Odessa, Ector County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Certified as an Archivist from the American University Department of History and National Archives, Washington, D.C., she was a member of Texas Association of Museums, Permian Historical Society, Ector County Historical Commission, and the Santa Rita Club. She did research, compiled and wrote Permian Basin history, specializing in the petroleum industry, cattle industry and military history of Texas, the Southwest and the Permian Basin. Betty received the Heritage of Odessa Foundation Award in February, 1997.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Curtis Dean Wingate.

Betty is survived by her son, Mark L. Orbeck of North Richland Hills, TX; grandsons, Richard Brandon Orbeck and Travis Kyle Orbeck, both of Keller, Texas.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 4, 2005, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend Robert Pase officiating. A reception honoring Betty will be hosted by the Santa Rita Club at the Petroleum Museum, 1500 I20 West, following the services. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 8, 2005 at Capital Parks Cemetery in Austin, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be A.J. Schnur, Edward Garza, Glenn Enderson, Todd Houck, Reginald Keyes and Arlen Edgar. Honorary pallbearers are James I. Trott, Ted Kerr, John Younger, Kenneth Jastrow and Lester Van Pelt.

Memorials may be directed to the Petroleum Museum, 1500 I 20 West, Midland, Texas 79701.
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Reynolds, Dora Ella

Dora Ella Reynolds passed away Saturday, January 1, 2005.

She was born September 6, 1909 to Zachary and Sarah Cargill near Merkel, Texas. She married Eddie Farest Reynolds on June 28, 1925 in Merkel, Texas. She lived in Abilene and San Angelo before moving to Midland in 1950.

She was a charter member of the Westside Church of Christ. Later, she was a member of the Ft. Worth and Jax Church of Christ and most recently the Fairmont Park Church of Christ. She was a devoted Christian and was very active in bible study and church work.

She was member of the Dandelions, auxiliary of the Southside Lions Club, where she served as President and organized several benevolent projects.

She devoted her life to her family and making a nice home environment for them including having a beautiful yard.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Hugh Reynolds.

She is survived by one daughter, Jo Dickson, and son-in-law, Arlen Dickson of Midland; daughter-in-law Marlys Reynolds of Midland; granddaughters, Debbi Dunlap, Cherri Figari, Terri Reynolds, Jogee Bonnette, Kim Schmidt, and Jennifer Zukauskas; thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Scott Sheppard officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
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Shannon, Jack W.

Jack Winnford Shannon, of Midland, passed away Friday, December 31, 2004.

He was born October 8, 1940 to Clinford Kay Shannon and Lottie Lorene McMurray Shannon in Henderson, Texas. Jack was raised and educated in Vernon, Texas. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1961 until 1966. On September 2, 1978, he married Patricia Sessions in Dallas, Texas. Prior to his retirement in 1993, Jack had worked for Texas Instruments for 27 years. His memberships included the American Legion and SASS Shooting Society Inc.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinford and Lorene Shannon

Jack is survived by his wife, Pat Shannon of Midland, TX, brother, Lester Mack Shannon of Bryan, TX, brother, Clinford Kay Shannon, Jr., of Puyallup, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Tuesday, January 4, 2005, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 9:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jerry Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/4/2005.
Ahola, Henry

Henry Ahola, 50, died Monday, Jan. 3 at a local hospital. Services are pending with Thomas Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/5/2005.



Bolen, Francis Carrol

McCAMEY -- Francis Carrol Bolen, 70 of McCamey, died on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at the Midland Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Paul Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.

Mr. Bolen was born on September 29, 1934 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. He was a lifetime resident of McCamey Texas. He was born to Floyd Otto Bolen and Emma Viola Bolen. During his younger years he lived with his family in a company house on King Mountian. He attended school in McCamey. After graduating from school he held various jobs before spending fours years in the Navy. During his stint in the Navy he traveled to many different countries and enjoyed the different places. After returning to McCamey he owned a hamburger stand and enjoyed making and serving a really good hamburger and fries. He began dating Willadean Bradshaw and they began their life together October 14, 1960. They remained in McCamey and bought the Gulf oil and gasoline distributorship in 1965.

Carrol hauled lube oil and gasoline to many users in the surrounding counties for 39 years. He ventured into the oil business in 1983 and really enjoyed working on the various leases. During this same period Carrol and Willadean built a convenience store in Bakersfield Texas. He enjoyed working at the store and visiting with the numerous customers passing through. Carrol never met a stranger. In 1996 they built their second store in Crane Texas. Carrol served on the McCamey Hospital board of trustees. He also served on the McCamey city council.

He is survived by his wife, Willadean Bradshaw Bolen of McCamey; sons, Kyle Bolen and wife Velinda of McCamey, Leland Bolen and wife Katie of Iraan, and Brad Bolen and wife Cindy of San Angelo; daughters, Machele Keesee and husband Marty of Andrews and Lynette Watson and husband Greg of Monahans; brother, Joe Bolen of Hurst, sisters, Nelda Chadic, Ada Slaton, and Faye Bushwar, all of McCamey, and Nancy Baldaramos of California; 14 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
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Clark, James

James Harry Clark died Tuesday, Dec. 28. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born March 23, 1957 to Jack and Eddye Clark in Tucson, Ariz., and was raised and educated in Big Spring. He was warehouse manager for Quality Production Products Inc. in Odessa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents.

He is survived by a brother, Jack Clark of North Carolina, and two sisters, Judy Midkiff and Patricia Clark O'Saile, both of Alabama.

Memorials may be directed to the VA Hospital, 300 Veterans Blvd., Big Spring, 79720.
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Cook, Edna

Edna Inez Cook, 78, died Monday, Jan. 3 in Midland. Private services were held.

She was born Sept. 27, 1926 in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.V. "Chic" Cook.

She is survived by five children, Judy Jackstadt of Arlington, Darla Tappe of Fort Worth, Toni Berry of The Woodlands and Charlie Cook Jr. and Christy McCabe, both of Midland; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
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Morgan Sr., Walter

BIG SPRING -- Walter Ray Morgan Sr., 78, of Big Spring, died Monday, Jan. 3 at a local hospital. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at the Longbranch Cemetery in Rising Star with the Rev. Tommy Adams officiating.

He was born Jan. 23, 1926 to Faye Morgan and Walter Morgan in Rising Star and was raised and educated in Carbon. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and as an appliance repairman in Abilene for D & W Appliance Repair. He moved to Big Spring in 1959 and worked for Cosden Refinery until his retirement. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a son.

Survivors include two sons, Daniel Morgan of Abilene and David Frank Morgan of Big Spring; one daughter, Lynda Faulkner of Abilene; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Minnie Jo Evans of Cleburne; and one brother, Charles Morgan of Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Abilene Adult Day Care Center, 3518 South 7th, Abilene, 79605.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
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Orbeck, Betty

Betty Jean Orbeck of Midland died Wednesday, Dec. 29 in Eastland. Services will be 11 a.m. today, Jan. 5 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Pase officiating. A reception will be held at the Petroleum Museum following the services. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Capital Parks Cemetery in Austin. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1929 to Phillip and Mary Wingate in Austin, where she was raised and educated. She graduated from Austin High School in 1949 and moved to Odessa where she worked with the Maintenance Division of the Texas Highway Department. She later worked as an Archivist at the Petroleum Museum, retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Odessa, Ector County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was certified as an Archivist from the American University Department of History and National Archives, Washington, D.C., and was a member of Texas Association of Museums, Permian Historical Society, Ector County Historical Commission and the Santa Rita Club.

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

She is survived by a son, Mark Orbeck of North Richland Hills and two grandsons.

Memorials may be directed to the Petroleum Museum, 1500 I 20 West, Midland, 79701.
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Osborn, Max N.

Max Norman Osborn, the only child of Maurice and Cora Osborn, was born in Wilson, Oklahoma on October 21, 1928. He went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2004. He was raised in the Texas Panhandle and accepted Christ and was baptized in 1940 at First Baptist Church in Kellerville, Texas. He graduated from White Deer High School in 1946. He was President of the Student Body and the National Honor Society, and lettered in football, basketball and track. He attended Texas Tech University and received a B.A. degree in Government in 1950. Max attended Southern Methodist University School of Law and received a J.D. in 1953. After law school he served on active duty as a Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate Corp. with the 4710th Air Defense Wing at Wilmington, Delaware from July 1953 until July 1955.

Max Osborn joined the firm of Turpin, Kerr and Smith in Midland, Texas in August 1955. He became a partner in the firm in 1958 and practiced law in Midland for 18 years. In August 1973 he was appointed by Governor Dolph Briscoe as an Associate Justice on the Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso. In 1986 Governor Mark White appointed him Chief Justice of the Eighth Court of Appeals and he served in that capacity until his retirement at the end of 1993.

On June 27, 1953 Max Osborn married Jane Powers who later died in 1995. They have five children and four children-in-law, Laura and Tim Jarnagin of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mark and Cynthia Osborn, David and Cindy Osborn, Elaine and Andrew Morton and Stephen Osborn of El Paso. On August 7, 1997 Max married Lorene Patneaude who has one daughter, Pamela Patneaude of El Paso. Max and Lorene have ten grandchildren, Courtney Osborn, Matthew Osborn, Anastasia Mathis, Deborah Osborn, Catherine Osborn, Sarah Osborn, Andrew Jarnagin, Lindsay Osborn, Rachel Jarnagin, and Adin Morton.

While in Midland, Max was President of the Jaycees, and he was a member of the Downtown Lions Clubs in Midland and El Paso. In 1966 he was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer in Tdxas. Max was named the Outstanding Jurist of El Paso in 1992. In 1997 he was selected as a Distinguished Alumni of Southern Methodist University School of Law. He served for 18 years on the Salvation Army Advisory Board and was Chairman in 1985. Max has been a member of First Baptist Church, El Paso, since 1973. He served as a Deacon since 1974 and was Chairman of Deacons in 1980 and 1999. Max has been active in Walk to Emmaus since1993 including serving as Lay Director on Walk to Emmaus No. 253 in 2003.

Max loved playing dominos, fishing with his friends in Colorado, and traveling across the country with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a humble and godly man, a man of integrity and generosity, and a man who was always thinking of others and placing their needs above his own. Max was a role model to many as a servant, husband, father, friend, lawyer and judge; he lived a life worthy of emulation. Those he leaves behind know he was steadfast in his faith and now has gone to hear his Master's greeting: "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Foundation or the Salvation Army.
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Ottaberry, Nina

Nina Wallis Ottaberry, of Midland, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 1, 2005.

She was born May 2, 1931 to Reverend Sullivan G. Wallis and Hazel Lee Horn Wallis in Idalou, Texas and was raised and educated in Coleman, Texas. On February 7, 1952, she married the love of her life, Donnie Jack Ottaberry, Sr., in Las Cruces, New Mexico and they spent 50 years and 5 months together. They were loving parents to Debra Kay, Donnie Jack, Jr., and Devanna and Devonna. Mom was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with lots of love, smiles, hugs and kisses.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donnie Jack Ottaberry, Sr., in 2003, her parents, daughter, Debra Kay Ewbank, sister, Faye Hollie, and two great grandchildren, Robert Michael Helms and Ty Garrett Piercy.

Nina is survived by her son, Donnie Jack Ottaberry, Jr., and his wife, Paula, of Midland, TX; daughter, Devonna Stidham of Midland, TX; daughter, Devanna Likes and her husband, David, of Hobbs, NM; son-in-law, Ed Ewbank of Midland, TX; brother, R.B. Wallis and wife, Bobbie Nell, of Frost, TX; sister, Billie Twyman of San Angelo, TX; brother-in-law, Leonard Hollie of Irving, TX; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 5, 2005, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 6, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Nina's family would like to express their warmest gratitude to Dr. Rastogi, Dr. P. K. Patel and especially to all the wonderful nurses at Hospice of Midland on the third floor at Midland Memorial Hospital. Thanks for all the love, care and kindness that you not only showed our mother, but the entire family.
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Powell, Dorothy J.

Dorothy J. Powell 79 of Corinth, formerly of Midland, died Friday night, Dec. 31, 2004 at her residence. She was born Feb. 22, 1925 in Matador, TX to John Martin Kingery and Belva Boyett Kingery. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Texas Tech University. She was a public school teacher for the Midland ISD retiring in 1987 after 25 years of service.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2005 at the Memorial Christian Church in Midland, Rev. Clark Ford will officiate.

Memorials may be made to The Smile Train, Suite 2201, Fifth Ave. NY, NY 10016, Memorial Christian Church, 1001 Andrews Hwy, Midland, TX 79701, Association for Frontotemporal Dementias, P.O. Box 7191, St. David's, PA 19087-7191.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Judy Graham and husband Frank of Shady Shores, Jodie Jones and husband Keith of Morgan, 2 sisters, Ruby Goates of Odessa, Lorene Sands of Irving, 5 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Ruth Armstrong, Betty Martin and brother, David M. Kingery.

DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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Romine, Jacky

BIG SPRING -- Jacky Romine, 68, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Jan. 2 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at the 14th and Main Church of Christ in Big Spring with Larry Marshall officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be at their home, 704 Boykin Rd. in Big Spring.

He was born Dec. 3, 1936 to John and Myrtle Romine in Ada, Okla., and attended Knott High School. He worked at Cosden for seven years and was a farmer. He was a member of the Knott Church of Christ. He had served on the FSA (ASCS) County Committee, the Grady School board, the Martin County Fresh Water District and was a member of the Tarzan Farmers Co-op Gin board. He married Donna Mitchell Jan. 20, 1957 in Big Spring.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Jacky Romine of Lenorah; a daughter, Debbie Forester of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; one step-grandson; three brothers, Herschel Romine of Gravette, Ark., Tom Romine of Lenorah and Gary Romine of Big Spring; and several nieces and 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.
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Shannon, Jack

Jack Winnford Shannon of Midland died Friday, Dec. 31. Services will be 9 a.m. today, Jan. 5 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 8, 1940 to Clinford and Lottie Shannon in Henderson and was raised and educated in Vernon. He served in the U.S. Navy and married Patricia Sessions Sept. 2, 1978 in Dallas. He had worked for Texas Instruments for 27 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; two brothers, Lester Mack Shannon of Bryan and Clinford Shannon Jr., of Puyallup, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Stewart, Willie

Willie Stewart died Tuesday, Jan. 4 at a local hospital. Services are pending with Thomas Funeral Home.
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Ahola, Henry

Funeral mass for Henry Ahola will be held Friday, January 7, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.

Henry Ahola was born August 22, 1954 to Walter and Francis (Ramon) Ahola in Ozona, Texas. He passed away Monday, January 3, 2005 in Midland Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Ahola, Sr.; a sister Eva Ahola; and a brother Walter Ahola, Jr.

Survivors include his daughters, Julie Ahola, Elizabeth Fleming, Diana Reyes, Veronica Ahola, Rosana Ahola, and Diamantina Ortega; one son, Henry J. Ahola, Jr.; his mother, Francisca Ramon; sisters, Rose Marie Rodriguez, Jo Ann Ronquillo, Rita Alam, and Elisa Lopez; a brother, Pete Lopez; fifteen grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Henry Ahola, Jr., Pete Lopez, David Rodriguez, Ruben Aguilar, Jesus Manuel Saldana, Mario Lopez, Jamie Reyes, and Carlos Pendergrass.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/6/2005.
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Armstrong, Mae

Annie Mae Armstrong, of Midland, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2005.

She was born September 22, 1922 to Martin Wagner and Hulda Proskey Wagner in Clifton, Texas. Mae was baptized in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Clifton, Texas by Reverend A.W. Bartling on October 22, 1922, and was confirmed into the Church at the age of twelve by Reverend G. A. Obenhaus. On November 30, 1945, Mae married Alvis J. Armstrong in Colorado City, Texas. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Patricia Laverne and Kay. Joe lost his life in a tragic car accident on April 26, 1993.

Mae is survived by her sister, Alleen Larson of Clifton, TX; her daughters, Patricia Laverne Hardaway of Midland, TX; and Kay Ulmer and her husband, Jerry Ulmer, of Stanton, TX; three grandchildren, Sabrina Guzman and husband, Brian, of Hobbs, NM; Ron Hardaway and wife, Melanie, of Kerrville, TX; Jon Hardaway and wife, Lisa, of Midland, TX; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Aaron Hardaway; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Thursday, January 6, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Friday, January 7, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
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Campbell, Banks

Banks Campbell, 86, of Midland died Jan. 4 in Odessa. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
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Casbeer, Polly

Polly Casbeer, 79, of Shawnee, Kan., formerly of Coahoma, died Sunday, Jan. 2, in Shawnee. Services are pending with Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
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Copeland, Ella

Ella Copeland, 70, of Midland, formerly of Spur, died Tuesday, Jan. 4 in Midland. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at First United Methodist Church in Spur. Burial will be in Spur Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Campbell Funeral Home Chapel.
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Cramer, Joyce W.

Graveside services for Joyce W. Cramer, 76, will be held Friday, January 7, 2005 at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Arlington, Texas, at 10: 00 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Thorpe officiating. Arrangements are under Thomas Funeral Home.

Joyce W. Cramer was born August 31, 1928 in Sweetwater, Texas, to Abe and Verdie Jarnagin. She moved to Odessa in 1939 and graduated Odessa High School in 1945. She moved to Midland in 1973, where she was employed with Forrest Oil for 15 years and Pioneer Resources (formerly Parker and Parsley). Joyce retired from Parker and Parsley in 1996. She passed away at the age of 76 in her home on Wednesday, January 5, 2005.

She was a lifetime member of Temple Baptist Church in Odessa. She never said an unkind word about anyone. Joyce was also a member of Green Tree Country Club where she made her fourth hole in one.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Cliffton Ralph Cramer.

She is survived by her daughter, Courtney Dawn Cramer from Midland; a brother, Travis Jarnagin from Midland; two grandchildren, Christal Cramer of Dallas and Peyton Cramer of Arlington; and a niece, Sandra Kay Minter in Lock Port, LA.

Please send memorials to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701.

Family will receive visitors at Thomas Funeral Home on Thursday, January 6, 2005 from 6 - 7 p.m.
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Hollis, Rev. William Curtis

Reverend William Curtis Hollis went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 4, 2005.

He was born January 11, 1923 to Lee and Bessie Hollis in Munday, Texas. Curtis was raised and educated in Sweetwater, Texas where he met and later married Georgene Bassham on June 19, 1942.

During World War II, Curtis served in North Africa and Italy with the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps. After the war they lived in Sweetwater and San Angelo then moved their family to Midland in 1952.

While in Midland Curtis was in the life insurance business until April 18, 1968, when God called him to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He taught and preached at Temple Baptist Church for over thirty years.

Upon retirement, Curtis and Georgene traveled in their motor home and Curtis served as Chaplain for the Gad-Abouts and Oil City Sams travel clubs. The Hollis' were members of the First Baptist Church in Midland.

Mr. Hollis lived the past two years at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas. Where he loved and cherished the staff and residents. His family will be forever grateful for the love and wonderful care he received while living there.

Curtis was preceded in death by his wife Georgene on October 4, 1998, his parents and sister, Wanda Toland.

He is survived by his son, Bill Hollis and wife, Donna, of Scottsdale, AZ; daughters, Connie Bowden and husband, Bobby, of Gonzales, TX; Georgia Chastain and husband, Gary, of Midland, TX; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Aubrey Hollis and wife, Alice, of Fort Worth, TX; sister, Ailene McPeek and husband, Max, of Gilmer, TX.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Thursday, January 6, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 7, 2005 at First Baptist Church of Midland with Dr. Gary Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jack Bagwell, David Fawks, Ernie Gibson, Jerry Pearce, Vernon Syler and Leon Thompson. A memorial service will also be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 10, 2005 at the Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
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Morris, Rowena

Rowena Morris, age 86, of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Greenwood and Charleston, WV, departed this life on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Bedford, IN.

Mrs. Morris was born on Dec. 12, 1918, at Greenwood, WV, to the late Raymond and Myrle Williams McCullough. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Doddridge County High School with the Class of 1938.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Hardin, Mitchell, IN; son, Paul L. Morris, Midland, TX; brother, James F. McCullough, Wilmington, NC; sisters, Pauline Wallace, West Union, WV, and Donna Helmick, Weirton, WV; grandchildren, Tamara Beachum, Amy Atnip and Paige Worley; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Paul "Bud" Morris whom she married on Nov. 29, 1938, and sisters, Maxine Tustin and Vivian Braswell.

Graveside services will be held at 1 P.M., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, from the Masonic Memorial Park at Crystal Lake near West Union, WV, with Elder Gene Bowie officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV.
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Ottaberry, Nina

Nina Wallis Ottaberry of Midland died Jan. 1. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Jan. 6 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born May 2, 1931 to the Rev. Sullivan and Hazel Wallis in Idalou and was raised and educated in Coleman. She married Donnie Ottaberry Sr. Feb. 7, 1952 in Las Cruces, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a daughter, a sister and two great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Donnie Ottaberry Jr. of Midland; two daughters, Devonna Stidham of Midland and Devanna Likes of Hobbs, N.M.; a brother, R.B. Wallis of Frost; a sister, Billie Twyman of San Angelo; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/6/2005.



Powell, Dorothy J.

Dorothy J. Powell 79 of Corinth, formerly of Midland, died Friday night, Dec. 31, 2004 at her residence. She was born Feb. 22, 1925 in Matador, TX to John Martin Kingery and Belva Boyett Kingery. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Texas Tech University. She was a public school teacher for the Midland ISD retiring in 1987 after 25 years of service.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2005 at the Memorial Christian Church in Midland, Rev. Clark Ford will officiate.

Memorials may be made to The Smile Train, Suite 2201, Fifth Ave. NY, NY 10016, Memorial Christian Church, 1001 Andrews Hwy, Midland, TX 79701, Association for Frontotemporal Dementias, P.O. Box 7191, St. David's, PA 19087-7191.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Judy Graham and husband Frank of Shady Shores, Jodie Jones and husband Keith of Morgan, 2 sisters, Ruby Goates of Odessa, Lorene Sands of Irving, 5 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Ruth Armstrong, Betty Martin and brother, David M. Kingery.

DeBerry Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 1/5/2005 - 1/6/2005.
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Prementine, Irene

McCAMEY -- Irene Prementine, 49 of Midland, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2005 in the Thomason General Hospital in El Paso.

Wake services will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCamey on Thursday, January 6th, and Mass will be said at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2005 at the Church with Father Nilo Nalugon officiating. Burial will follow in the Resthaven Cemetery in McCamey with arrangements under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.

The family will be receiving friends at the church when the viewing begins at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Irene was born on July 24, 1955 in McCamey to Manuel and Maggie Luna. She married James Prementine, Jr. on December 31, 1982 in Odessa. She had been employed with Gulf, Chevron-Texaco, and Baker Atlas during her career. She had lived in Midland for 15 years and was a member of the St. Stephens Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, James Prementine, Jr. of Midland; daughter, Jamie Lynn Prementine of Midland; son, Sean Michael Prementine of Midland; parents, Manuel and Maggie Luna of McCamey; grandfather, Celedonio Ruiz of McCamey; brothers, Henry Luna and his wife Anna of Fort Stockton, and Adrian Luna of Odessa; sisters, Angie Saenz and husband Rene of Odessa, Hope Salgado and husband Joe of San Antonio, Annie Ochoa and husband Albert of Monahans, and Carmen Acosta of San Antonio; father-in-law, James Prementine, Sr. and mother-in-law, Linda Prementine of Prospect, Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Tara Dunn and husband Jeff, and Sherry Walker of Butler, Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Bryan Cress of Prospect, Pennsylvania; 14 nephews and nieces.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/6/2005.
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Redden, Willard

Willard Lee Redden of Jal, N.M., died Tuesday, Jan. 3 in Andrews. Services will be 10 a.m. (MST) Friday, Jan. 7 at the First Assembly of God Church in Jal with the Rev. Joel Steen officiating and the Rev. Larry Cox assisting. Interment will follow at Jal City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.

He was born Aug. 10, 1917 in Yuba, Okla., to George Redden and Ella Stanton. He married E. Yvonne McMurtrey June 20, 1935 in Durant, Okla. He had worked for El Paso Natural Gas Company before he purchased the D-Bar Drive-In in Jal. He had also retired from the Jal Independent School District.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Omega Wainscott of Granbury, Sue Scott of Midland, Joy Foster of Littleton, Colo., and Barbara Davis of Tomball; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church in Jal.

Services are under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/6/2005.



Stewart, Willie B.

Funeral services for Willie B. Stewart will be Saturday, January 7, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Rose Full Gospel Baptist Church, with Pastor W. C. Palmer officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.

Willie B. Stewart was born July 3, 1935 in Roxton, Texas. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 in Midland, Texas.

Survivors include a sister, Allie V. McGrew of Dallas; five daughters, Charlene Hicks of Midland, Barbara Stewart of Lubbock, Patricia Stewart of Lubbock, Michelle Davis of Midland, Laverne Stewart of Lubbock; three sons, Arthur L. Stewart of Midland, Jimmy Ray Stewart of Midland, and Thomas Stewart of Midland; twenty-three grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/6/2005.
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Young, William W.

William W. "Bill" Young, 83, of Big Spring, died on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 7, 2005 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rev. Dennis Teeters, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born on August 8, 1921, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and married Ola Trainor on October 18, 1941 in Myrtis, Louisiana. She preceded him in death on May 28, 2001.

He came to Big Spring on October 1, 1973 from Eunice, New Mexico and worked for Skelly Oil Company that was later Getty Oil Company for 42 years, retiring from the Vealmoor plant in 1983.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a member of the Eunice Masonic Lodge. Bill was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during World War II. He was very active in youth sports and officiated for many years in football and baseball.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Sandy Young of Midland; one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Mike McKinley of Katy; five grandchildren, Gary Young, Kenny Young, Amy Young, and Bryan McKinley all of Midland and Brooks McKinley of Katy; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Billy Lamar Young.

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 1/6/2005.

Armstrong, Annie Mae

Annie Mae Armstrong of Midland died Tuesday, Jan. 4. Services will be 3 p.m. today, Jan. 7, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 22, 1922, to Martin Wagner and Hulda Wagner in Clifton. She married Alvis Armstrong Nov. 30, 1945, in Colorado City.

She is survived by a sister, Alleen Larson of Clifton; two daughters, Patricia Hardaway of Midland and Kay Ulmer of Stanton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/7/2005.



Bowley, Teddy Mack

On January 5, 2005, our forgiving God opened his arms and said come home. Our husband, father, brother, son and PoPo was finally out of pain. Teddy Mack Bowley was born July 14, 1956, in Knox City, Texas to Joe Frank Bowley and Maxine Bowley Napper. He married Irene Lozano Garibay on January 21, 1975. He retired from Exxon-Mobil after 25 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Irene Bowley of Midland, TX; his daughter, Tina Ortega and her husband, Jesse of Midland, TX; his daughter, Angela Garibay-Vasquez and her husband, Gabriel, of Austin, TX; his daughter, Marcie Gonzales and her husband, Robert, of Midland, TX; his daughter, Erica Patton and her husband, Shan, of San Angelo, TX; six grandchildren, Alex Ortega, Michael Ortega, Samantha Ortega, Scotty Gonzales, Christian Gonzales, and Anya Mylee Patton. He is also survived by his mother, Maxine Napper of Midland, TX; father, Joe Frank Bowley of Texarkana, TX; two brothers, Butch Bowley of Portsmouth, NH; Joey Bowley of Vancleave, MS; sister, Gwyna Crow of Midland, TX.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Friday, January 7, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 8, 2005 at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/7/2005.
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Brockington, Preston

Preston Brockington, 74, died Thursday, Jan. 6, at a local hospital. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/7/2005.



Copeland, Ella

Services for Ella Copeland, 70, of Midland and formerly of Spur, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2005 at First United Methodist Church in Spur with Rev. Larry Burton officiating. Burial will be in Spur Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.

She died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 in Midland.

Ella was born December 6, 1934 in Spur to Marcus and Evelyn Draper Copeland. She was a retired florist and a Methodist.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Christi Blackwell of Lubbock and Britt and Debbie Blackwell of Nebraska; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jayme Kujawski of Midland; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Marcia Copeland of Bentonville, Ark.; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-7 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials be made to Home Hospice, 901 Missouri, Midland, TX 79701.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/7/2005.
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Hollis, Rev. William Curtis

The Rev. William Curtis Hollis died Tuesday, Jan. 4. Services will be 11 a.m. today, Jan. 7, at First Baptist Church of Midland with Dr. Gary Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at the Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 11, 1923, to Lee and Bessie Hollis in Munday and was raised and educated in Sweetwater. He married Georgene Bassham June 19, 1942, in Sweetwater. The couple had lived in Sweetwater and San Angelo, moving to Midland in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps during World War II. He had worked in the life insurance business and had served as preacher at Temple Baptist Church for more than 30 years. He served as Chaplain for the Gad-Abouts and Oil City Sams travel clubs. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Midland.

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

He is survived by a son, Bill Hollis of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Connie Bowden of Gonzales and Georgia Chastain of Midland; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Aubrey Hollis of Fort Worth; and a sister, Ailene McPeek of Gilmer.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/7/2005.



Moore, Charlotte

Charlotte Moore, 54, of Las Vegas passed away on January 4, 2005. She is survived by daughters Tiffany King, Leslie Wright, Heather Wright and Bridget Wright of Las Vegas; brothers Oscar Moore, Clayton Moore, Randy Moore, and Tim Moore; sisters Kathy Maxwell, Mary Johnson, and Lisa Price.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2005 @ 3:00 at the Calvary Tabernacle 409 W. Pine, Midland, TX 79505.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/7/2005.
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Nosker, Hollis

Hollis Nosker, 87, was born on homesteaded land in Maupin, Oregon on July 14, 1917. Hollis went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 5, 2005.

Hollis was a Master Mason with the Lincoln County, New Mexico Lodge and had been a member for 50 years on April 1, 2003.

His parents, Burtle and Willie Belle Winfree Nosker predeceased him, as well as his sisters, Mabel Nosker Harris and Hazel Nosker Perry. Also his oldest brother, Buck Ellis Nosker.

Survivors include his cherished wife of 60 years, Jeanne Ridings Nosker of Midland, TX; two younger brothers, Owen B. Nosker and Kenneth Nosker with his wife, Irene Bonnell Nosker. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, first, second and third cousins. Especially close to him were his extended family through his wife - Evelyn Bell Carpenter; Eugenia and Woody Heidleberg; Winfrey C. Bell; Monte R. and Norma Jean Hobbs Bell and Audrey Bell and Jay W. Smith. Closest to Jeanne are Ruby Henson Haggard and Sue Henson Standefer. He had so many friends and loved ones such as Tammy and Bruce Frazier, Sherry Bane, Joy and Jeff Shelley and Brittany and Blake. A dear relative is Juanita McCain, of the identical twin sisters of Woolworth fame, Loreta McCain predeceased Hollis. New close and devoted friends are Pat and Ray Stailey and Pam and Tom Phillips.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home on Friday, January 7, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 P.M.

Interment will be in the Nosker Family Cemetery, Ruidoso Valley, New Mexico, where Hollis grew up, went to school and joined the Army. The private family cemetery is a family gift from his youngest brother and wife, Kenneth and Irene Bonnell Nosker of Hondo, New Mexico. Kenneth and Irene welcome all family members to this enchanted land of beauty, immortalized by artist Peter Hurd.

Interment will be at 3:00 P.M. (MST) Saturday, January 8, 2005 with eulogy by Kenneth Nosker. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/7/2005.
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Silar, Viola

Viola Silar, 99, of Midland died Thursday, Jan. 6, at a local hospital. Services are pending with Thomas Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/7/2005.

Arnold, Helen

Helen Arnold, 88, of San Antonio, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Jan. 7 at a San Antonio nursing home. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Bowley, Teddy

Teddy Mack Bowley died Jan. 5. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Jan. 8 at First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Teddy Mack Bowley was born July 14, 1956, in Knox City to Joe Bowley and Maxine Bowley Napper. He married Irene Lozano Garibay on Jan. 21, 1975. He retired from Exxon-Mobil after 25 years.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Tina Ortega and Marcie Gonzales, both of Midland, Angela Garibay-Vasquez of Austin and Erica Patton of San Angelo; six grandchildren; his mother; his father; two brothers, Butch Bowley of Portsmouth, N.H., and Joey Bowley of Vancleave, Miss.; and a sister, Gwyna Crow of Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Brockington, Preston

Preston Brockington died Thursday, Jan. 6 at a local hospital. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Jan. 8 at Pipkin Funeral Home. Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at Eastside Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 22, 1930 to Allen and Bessie Brockington in Thorndale and was raised and educated in La Grange. He served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict and later served in the National Guard. He worked for Johnson Tires until his retirement and was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Olean Brockington, a son, two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by eight sons, Joe Brockington of Cisco, Calif.; Robert Dangerfield of Paris, Paul Brockington of Pampa, Preston Brockington Jr. of Odessa, Malcolm Brockington, Tommy Brockington and Randall Brockington, all of Midland, and Alonzo Brockington of Maryland; two daughters, Sherry Reed of Waco and Doris Brockington of Midland; a brother, George Brockington of Denton; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to the Eastside Church of Christ.

Condolences may be e-mailed to: Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Guebara, Rodolfo

Rodolfo Guebara, 70, of Saragosa, died Friday, Jan. 7 at a Midland hospital. Services are pending with Martinez Funeral Home in Odessa.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Lee, Kasen

Kasen Lee, infant son of PFC David and Michelle Lee, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Jan. 5 at a local hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Martinez, Anita

Services for Anita Martinez are under the direction of Reyes Funeral Home.

She was born in Sanderson and was raised and educated in Monahans. She married Jimmy Martinez and retired from MISD. She attended Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Jimmy Martinez Jr. of Midland; a daughter, Kathy Martinez of Midland; one grandson; four brothers, Ben Salazar and Humberto Salazar, both of Odessa, Oscar Salazar of Monahans and Abel Salazar of Midland; and a sister, Diana Granado of Monahans.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Munoz, Armando

Armando O. Munoz of Beaumont died Thursday, Jan. 6. A rosary will be 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Powell, Dorothy

Dorothy J. Powell, fomerly of Midland, died Dec. 31 in Corinth. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today, Jan. 8th at Memorial Christian Church with the Rev. Clark Ford officiating. Visitation will be an hour before and after the service at the church.

She was born Feb. 22, 1925 to John Kingery and Belva Kingery in Matador. She was a school teacher for 25 years for the Midland I.S.D. and was a member of Memorial Christian Church in Midland.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Graham of Shady Shores and Jodie Jones of Lakeside Village; two sisters, Ruby Goates of Odessa and Lorene Sands of Irving; and five grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Reames, Claude

Claude Reames of Midland died Wednesday, Jan. 5. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Jan. 8 at Christian Church of Midland with Jim O'Banion officiating. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.



Vines, Irma

Irma Vines, 82, of Belton, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 6 in Temple. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 1/8/2005.





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