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Obits – Midland Reporter Telegram –4th week of June, 2005

Posted: 10 Jul 2005 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Obituary


Dean, Earl

WILLS POINT -- Earl O. Dean, 88, of Wills Point died Friday, June 17 in Dallas. Services will be 2 p.m. today, June 19 at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with the Revs. Karl Ogdie, Ron Allen and Jeremy Ogdie officiating. Interment will follow at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

He was born March 14, 1917 to Robert and Bartye Dean in Hamlin. He graduated from Hamlin High School in 1934 and attended the University of Houston, Southern Methodist University and the University of Colorado. He married Jimmie Allen Nov. 28, 1954 in Lovington, N.M. He was an appraiser and project consultant with Pritchard & Abbott, Appraisers and Engineers in Fort Worth from 1956-1958. He formed his own company in 1958, selling the company in 1969. He formed his own company again, retiring in 1983. He moved to Wills Point in 1983 and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Bob Dean of Houston, Bill Dean of Wills Point and Tom Dean of Rockwall; daughter, Linda Mason of Wills Point; sister, Alene Scott of Fort Collins, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four nephews.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Christian Academy, P.O. Box 471, Wills Point, 75169.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/19/2005.



Longley, Wallace

ANDREWS -- Wallace Longley, 53, of Andrews died Friday, June 17 at his residence. Services are pending with McNett Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/19/2005.



McGinnis, Peggy

Funeral services for Peggy Joyce Stinson McGinnis, age 62, of Decatur, Alabama, will be today, June 19, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Ripley officiating with burial in the Cook Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. McGinnis died Thursday, June 16, 2005 at Decatur General Hospital. She was born March 9, 1943 in Jefferson County.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas McGinnis of Decatur; two sons, Jeffrey D. Smith and Timothy Smith, both of Pensacola, Fla.; two stepsons, Matthew McGinnis and Donald McGinnis, both of Midland; one stepdaughter, Cathy McGinnis of Texas; two brothers, Lowell Stinson of Decatur and Lindy Stinson of Mission Viejo, Calif.; six grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jim Wise, Cora McNally, Clark Yates, Mat McGinnis, Don McGinnis and Rhea Greenwell.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/19/2005.
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Mendez, Rogelio

ODESSA -- Rogelio Mendez, 27, died Saturday, June 18 at an Odessa hospital. Services are pending with Martinez Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/19/2005.



Sims, Margie

STANTON -- Margie Kathleen Sims, 90, of Stanton, died Saturday, June 18 in Stanton. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 at First United Methodist Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 20 at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/19/2005.



Watkins, Ralph

McCAMEY -- Ralph Walter Watkins died Monday, June 13. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today, June 19 at Shaffer Nichols Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 20 at Resthaven Cemetery in McCamey.

He was born March 18, 1934 in Blackwell, Okla. He received his GED in 1957. He was a commander at the American Legion of McCamey.

He is preceded in death by his father, Carl Watkins, and a son.

He is survived by his wife, Margeva; two daughters, Leslie of Midland and Debra Lee of Lake Jackson; one brother, Glen Watkins of Tonkawa, Okla.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

Services are under the direction of Shaffer Nichols Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/19/2005.
Carrasco, Antonia G.

Antonia G. Carrasco, 79, of Midland, died Sunday, June 19 in Midland. Services are pending with Stanton Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/20/2005.



Daves, Carlton Everett

Carlton Everett Daves, of Midland, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2005.

He was born August 7, 1923 to Moses Everett Daves and Vala May Brown Daves in Lone Camp, Texas. Carlton was with the 15th Airborne in Italy during WWII and completed 27 missions as a tailgunner on a B-24. He was given an honorable discharge from the Army Air corps in 1945.

Carlton owned and operated the Hollywood Overhead Door Company in Midland from 1949 to 1992 until he retired. He was an avid golfer with 7 "hole-in-ones" in his golfing career and regularly shot his age which is quite an achievement. Carlton was a member of Golf Course Road Church of Christ since 1963.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Carla Mancha and his sister, Myrtle Pierce.

Carlton is survived by his wife, Hazel Daves, of Midland, TX; son, Bruce Daves, of Midland, TX; daughter, Kay and husband Dave Krezer, of Ruidoso, NM; daughter, Karen and husband Ron Anderson, of Ruidoso, NM; grand-children, Janice and Roscoe Woods, Corrales, NM; Mandi and Joel Martin, of Ruidoso, NM; Jesse Anderson, of San Diego, CA; Cody Jones, of Corpus Christi, TX; Andy Mancha, of Albuquerque, NM; Sage and Leaf Anderson; of Ruidoso, NM and one great grandchild Ezra Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at Golf Course Road Church of Christ at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 21, 2005 with Eddie Lee officiating. Interment will be in at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 22 at the Ruidoso-Hondo Valley Memorial Park in Ruidoso, NM. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Cherry, Jesse Anderson, Cody Jones, Roscoe Woods, Joel Martin and Leaf Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Herring, Warren Alexander, Gary Gilliand and Bill Malone.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/20/2005.
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De La O, Raymond

ODESSA -- Raymond De La O, 61, died Saturday, June 18 at his Odessa residence. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/20/2005.



Najera, Victoria

Victoria Morales Najera passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at HospiceMidland Inpatient Unit.

She was born on January 2, 1918 in Poth, Texas to Margarito and Rafaela Morales. She was raised in the East Texas area.

Victoria was a loving and devoted mother who dedicated her time to raising her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, cooking with her family.

A rosary will be held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 7:30 PM at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andres Najera; son, Daniel Longoria, Jr.; five brothers; and two sisters.

Left to cherish her memory include her son, Ray Longoria of Midland, Texas; daughters, Lucy Perez of Big Spring, Texas, Rafaela Romero, Rosa Esquivel, and Marcy Lopez, all of Midland; brother, Jesus Morales of Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may now be emailed to Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/20/2005.
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Randolph, Lula

Lula Randolph, 91, of Midland, died Saturday, June 18 at a local hospital. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/20/2005.



Sims, Margie

Margie Kathleen Sims, 90, a long time resident of Stanton, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Martin County Hospital in Stanton. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton with Reverend Daniel Armstrong, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

She was born on March 11, 1915, in the Centerpoint Community of Big Spring, Texas. In the 1930s, her family moved to Stanton. She married Clyde Sims on December 18, 1936 at the Methodist Parsonage in Big Spring. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1946.

Being a widow early in life, Margie worked very hard to raise her two daughters. She worked as a supervisor in the cafeteria of the school and at the Dairy Treat, simultaneously, for many years. She had also worked as a checker at Friendly Foods in Stanton. She was very active for a number of years with the Martin County Senior Citizens, where she belonged to the quilting club. At last count, she had helped make 67 quilts with the club, not to mention the many she made for her family. Margie was a gardener, and paid special attention to her roses. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 70 years, where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. In the class, she has served as treasurer for over 20 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by two daughters: Ann and husband Bobby Jenkins and Janice and husband Bobby Kelly, all of Stanton; five grandchildren: Denny and wife Jayle Jenkins, Ron and wife Gayle Jenkins, D'awn and husband Aaron Pruit, Sonya and husband John Jones, and Jim Bob and wife Angela Kelly; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is further survived by a sister: Mildred Bryant of Amarillo and several nieces and nephews.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, an infant son, Jerry Clyde Sims, a great-grandson, Jody Tarter, one brother and three sisters.

Serving as pallbearers will be: five grandsons, Denny Jenkins, Ron Jenkins, Jim Bob Kelly, Aaron Pruit, John Jones and a dear friend, Dennis Ireton.

The family suggests memorials to Martin County Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 1233, Stanton, Texas 79782, the building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Stanton, P.O. Box 1193, Stanton, Texas 79782 or to Stanton Care & Rehab, P.O. Box 400, Stanton, Texas 79782.

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 from 6/20/2005 - 6/21/2005.
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Thompson, Clarence

Clarence Thompson of Midland died Saturday, June 18. Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/20/2005.
Blair, Jerry

DALLAS -- Jerry Blair died Sunday, June 19 in Dallas. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at Restland Abbey Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Restland Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 20, 1927 in Houston.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Blair; son, Keith Blair; daughter, Valarie Collier; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a sister, Delores Gorski.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/21/2005.



Daves, Carlton

Carlton Everett Daves of Midland died Saturday, June 18. Services will be 1 p.m. today, June 21 at Golf Course Road Church of Christ with Eddie Lee officiating. Interment will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Ruidoso-Hondo Valley Cemetery in Ruidoso, N.M. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 7, 1923 to Moses and Vala May Daves in Lone Camp. He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He owned and operated the Hollywood Overhead Door Co. in Midland from 1949 to 1992, when he retired. He was a member of Golf Course Road Church of Christ.

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

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Daves, of Midland; son, Bruce Daves of Midland; two daughters, Kay Krezer and Karen Anderson, both of Ruidoso, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/21/2005.



De La O, Raymond H.

Raymond H. De La O went home to be with our heavenly Father on Saturday June 18, 2005, after passing away at his residence in Odessa, Texas.

He was born on June 6, 1944 in Monahans, Texas, to Liberato and Julia De La O. He was raised and educated in Midland and in 1995 he moved to Odessa. He met and later married Maria Antonia Ortiz in the late 1970's. He was a carpenter and retired from Abbot Construction Company in 2004.

Raymond was a very loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather.

Prayer service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Pipkin Funeral Home. Rosary will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel of Pipkin Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Rosehill Cemetery in Odessa, Texas.

Raymond is preceded in death by his father, Liberato De La O Sr.; his paternal grandparents, Ceciliano and Ignacia De La O; and maternal grandparents, Lupe and Dominga Hernandez.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Maria Antonia De La O; three sons, Eddie Terrazas of Midland, Texas, Raymond H. De La O Jr. of Odessa, Texas, and Richard Trevino of Lamesa, Texas; two stepsons, Andres L. Ortiz of Odessa, Texas, and David Sanchez of Lamesa, Texas; two daughters, Vicky Olgin and Irene Trevino, both of Midland, Texas; his mother, Julia H. De La O of Odessa, Texas; four brothers, Cruz De La O of Midland, Texas, Adolfo De La O, Liberato De La O Jr., and David De La O, all of Odessa, Texas; four sisters, Julia Villa and Anita Marin, both of Odessa, Texas, Gloria Villareal of Midland, Texas, and Hortencia Chariz of Hobbs, New Mexico; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen nephews; nine nieces; and a host of friends.

Memorials may be directed to Star Hospice of Odessa, 620 N. Grant Ave. Ste. 100, Odessa, Texas 79761.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may now be e-mailed to Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/21/2005.
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Lloyd, Bobi

Barbara Jeanne "Bobi" Lloyd of Midland died Saturday, June 18. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/21/2005.



Longley, Dwight

ANDREWS -- Dwight Longley, 53, of Andrews died Friday, June 17 at his Andrews residence. Memorial services were held 8 p.m. Monday, June 20 at Pioneer Park in Andrews.

He was born Oct. 14, 1951 in Dallas and had lived in Andrews for several years. He worked as a tubing tester with Basin Testers for several years.

He is survived by one son, Arron Longley of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Molly Vasquez of Andrews and Amanda Longley of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Patsy Clonts of Stillville, Mo.; three grandchildren; one uncle; two nephews; and two nieces.

Condolences can be made at www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/21/2005.



Najera, Victoria

Victoria Morales Najera died Saturday, June 18 in Midland. Mass will be 2 p.m. today, June 21 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

She was born Jan. 2, 1918 to Margarito and Rafaela Morales in Poth and was raised in East Texas.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Andres Najera; a son; five brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by a son, Ray Longoria of Midland; daughters, Lucy Perez of Big Spring and Rafaela Romero, Rosa Esquivel and Marcy Lopez, all of Midland; brother, Jesus Morales of Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to HospiceMidland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, 79702.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences can be e-mailed to Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/21/2005.



Randolph, Lula Bell

Lula Bell Randolph died Saturday, June 18 at a local hospital. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, June 21 at Pipkin Funeral Home. Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Tennessee and "A" Church of Christ. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, June 22 at Lovington Cemetery in Lovington, N.M.

She was born March 8, 1914 in Madisonville and moved to Midland in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of Tennessee and "A" Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ira Barnes and John Randolph; one sister; and one son.

She is survived by one son, Johnny Barnes of Dallas; two daughters, Ollie Frison and Mickey Ybarra, both of Midland; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/21/2005.



Sims, Margie

Margie Kathleen Sims, 90, a long time resident of Stanton, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Martin County Hospital in Stanton. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton with Reverend Daniel Armstrong, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

She was born on March 11, 1915, in the Centerpoint Community of Big Spring, Texas. In the 1930s, her family moved to Stanton. She married Clyde Sims on December 18, 1936 at the Methodist Parsonage in Big Spring. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1946.

Being a widow early in life, Margie worked very hard to raise her two daughters. She worked as a supervisor in the cafeteria of the school and at the Dairy Treat, simultaneously, for many years. She had also worked as a checker at Friendly Foods in Stanton. She was very active for a number of years with the Martin County Senior Citizens, where she belonged to the quilting club. At last count, she had helped make 67 quilts with the club, not to mention the many she made for her family. Margie was a gardener, and paid special attention to her roses. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 70 years, where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. In the class, she has served as treasurer for over 20 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by two daughters: Ann and husband Bobby Jenkins and Janice and husband Bobby Kelly, all of Stanton; five grandchildren: Denny and wife Jayle Jenkins, Ron and wife Gayle Jenkins, D'awn and husband Aaron Pruit, Sonya and husband John Jones, and Jim Bob and wife Angela Kelly; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is further survived by a sister: Mildred Bryant of Amarillo and several nieces and nephews.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, an infant son, Jerry Clyde Sims, a great-grandson, Jody Tarter, one brother and three sisters.

Serving as pallbearers will be: five grandsons, Denny Jenkins, Ron Jenkins, Jim Bob Kelly, Aaron Pruit, John Jones and a dear friend, Dennis Ireton.

The family suggests memorials to Martin County Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 1233, Stanton, Texas 79782, the building fund of the First United Methodist Church of Stanton, P.O. Box 1193, Stanton, Texas 79782 or to Stanton Care & Rehab, P.O. Box 400, Stanton, Texas 79782.

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 from 6/20/2005 - 6/21/2005.
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Thompson, Clarence

Clarence Thompson of Midland died Saturday, June 18. Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park-North. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/21/2005.

Berryman, Edward Doyle

Funeral services for Edward Doyle Berryman were held Monday June 20th at 2:30pm at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church, Brad Reimers, pastor of Northside Baptist will officiate. Doyle was loved by all who knew him; his favorite scripture was John 14:1-3. On June 17th at the age of 95 years and seven days he entered the place in Heaven God had prepared for him. Born June 3, 1910 to Maggie S. and John G. Berryman in Robert Lee Texas, he was the third of seven children. In 1925, the family moved to Littlefield, Texas where he graduated. Doyle then attended Business College in Lubbock, Texas. His military service included basics at Camp Grant, Illinois and a term at Goodfellow Field in San Angelo, Texas. When discharged, he returned to building B-52s at North American Aviation in Grand Prairie, Texas. On December 13, 1941 he married Ina Bell Rodgers in Dallas, Texas. Money was scarce but life was good. In 1945, a move was made to Eunice where Ina Carol and Cathy were raised. The next move was made to Hobbs in 1982 in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Doyle loved and was faithful to his God, his family and his country. Serving in church was important to him. Over the years he worked with youth, taught Sunday School and Training Union, sang tenor in the church choir, worked with the Brotherhood and served as a deacon. Also, many visits were made to the sick and shut-in. Outside church he served God as a Gideon to distribute the Bible.

His family remembers him as patient, loving, kind, and quick witted with a sense of humor. Ina Bell and Doyle enjoyed 64 years of marriage. Carol and Cathy were blessed to have a godly father. The grandchildren had an extra playmate in Doyle. He would have as much, if not more fun than they did as he got on the floor with them and played games or played ball in the backyard.

Many in Eunice remember Doyle riding his bike around town in his suit. Even gardening, which he loved was often done in a suit that had just been cleaned (much to Ina Bell's dismay). He also hunted and fished, played "42", and played beautiful hymns on the harmonica.

He was a true gentleman, always ready with a handshake and a smile. He was honest, dependable and a hard worker. This served him well in his various jobs. He helped on the family farm. Two summers he and Ina Bell picked fruit in California as they traveled. In Eunice he ran a photography studio and worked in the Eunice Hotel. In addition he was municipal judge and for thirty-three years he brokered real estate and sold life insurance. Because he was community minded he was a Rotarian and worked on the Eunice Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Committee.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Azalea Eubanks and Irene Brady; two brothers, Carroll and JG Berryman; a granddaughter, Miranda Celeste Chapman; and a great grandson, Devon Michael Phelps. Doyle's wife, two daughters, and their families survive him. His daughters and their husbands are Carol and Carl Randall and Cathy and Larry Chapman. Doyle's granddaughters and their husbands are Melissa and Andres Martinez and Sarah and Brandon Phelps. His grandsons are David & Jason Randall and Cody and his wife, Amanda Chapman. Doyle is also survived by a sister, Ruth Vernon of Midland; a brother, Truitt Berryman and his wife Joyce of Torrance, California; a sister-in-law, Jodie Berryman of Roswell, New Mexico; and many loved nieces, nephews and their families.

The Family of Doyle Berryman wish to thank members of their church homes, Taylor Memorial Baptist and Northside Baptist and others who also prayed, showed sympathy, or did any kindness during Doyle's illness. They also want to thank Vista Care Workers and the special Caregivers who gave Doyle loving care and made a difficult time easier.

In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to Gideon's International, PO Box 1481 Hobbs, NM 88240 or to your favorite charity.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/22/2005.
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Glass-Barnes, Lenore Yvonne

Lenore Yvonne Glass-Barnes, 51, passed away June 21, 2005 after a life long fight with lupus.

Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo will handle services.

Born on July 29, 1953, to Wm. Arland and Carolyn Glass, Lenore grew up the tiny town of Eola, TX, where she attended elementary and high school, graduating in 1971. All will miss Lenore's open honesty, stubbornness and flamboyant sense of fashion. The Dr Pepper industry may suffer slightly as Lenora was one of their best customers. Not blessed with children, her mother skills went into spoiling her nieces and nephews. When no nieces or nephews were around to spoil, her love was directed towards her animals, both large and small. Well respected in the field of cosmetology by her co-workers and clientele, Lenore was always ready to try the next hairstyle and no one knew what to expect next. Lenore will be missed by all of her family and friends and will be forever remembered by some as "Aunt Lola".

She is survived by her best friend and husband of 31 years, Arlie Barnes of San Angelo; mother, Carolyn Glass of San Angelo; brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Karen Glass of Miles; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Tina Glass of San Angelo; sister and brother-in-law, Michele and Ladd Turner of Midland; sister-in-law, Jean Glass of Miles; and more than 60 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her younger sister, Edith Glass; her father, Arland Glass; and older brother, John Glass.

There will be a rosary held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Miles. Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/22/2005.
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Lloyd, Bobi

Bobi Lloyd of Midland died June 18. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church.

She was born Feb. 20, 1934 to Alexander and Florence Perry in Highland Park, Ill. She was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception Academy in Davenport, Iowa, and married Ron Lloyd May 7, 1955 in Atlantic, Iowa.

The couple lived in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Texas. She was a charter member of the Green Tree Ladies Association and the Green Tree Ladies Golf Association and was a member of the Midland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was active in Girls Scouts of USA and served on the Altar Guild at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband; daughters, Kim King of Spokane, Wash., Nancy Lloyd of Carrollton, and Patti Warren of Kingwood; seven grandchildren; a brother, Jim Perry of St. Louis.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702, Christ Church Midland P.O. Box 3176, Midland, TX 79702 or St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church 4000 W. Loop 250 N., Midland TX.

Arrangements are 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 6/22/2005.



Martin, Tamara Julia

Tamara Julia Martin died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at her home in Midland, Texas.

She was born to Mary and Wray Storey on December 22, 1951 in Tampa, Florida. She married Rickey W. Martin on August 11, 1972 in Odessa, Texas. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at the Permian Basin in 1989, and then pursued her graduate degree in psychology while working as an intake coordinator with Centers for Children and Families.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Matthew Anderson of Galveston, TX; her husband, Rickey Martin of Midland, TX; her sisters, Rosemary Harris of Tulsa, OK; and Esther Storey of Odessa, TX; her brother, the Honorable William A. Storey of Fayetteville, AR; and two grandchildren, Katherine and Jack Anderson.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church of Odessa. Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to HospiceMidland, P.O. Box 2611, Midland, Texas 79702 or the charity of one's choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/22/2005.
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Stice, Ruby Lee Jarvis

Ruby Lee Jarvis Stice was born on February 19, 1901 to Frank and Ada Jarvis in Munday, Knox County, Texas. Mrs. Stice passed on to her promised reward on Tuesday, June 21, 2005. There were fourteen children born to the Jarvis family and she was the last survivor.

She had been a resident at Trinity Towers and Mabee Center since 1992. She and her husband, Olie W. Stice, came to Midland in 1928 moving from Brownfield, Terry County, Texas. Mr. Stice was a contract mail carrier between Midland and Lovington, New Mexico until 1932, when the Stices' established the Cash and Carry Grocery Store in Midland at 122 South Main Street. Mrs. Stice was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Midland. As a stay at home mom, she spent her life making a loving home for her husband and two children and her presence will be missed by family and friends. She left her part of the world a kinder, gentler place. Her family gives thanks for her faithful walk with the Lord and the joy she gave us.

Her husband of 67 years predeceased her in 1988. Her daughter, Norma Jean Stice Fair, also predeceased Mrs. Stice in 1991.

She is survived by a son, Dale Stice and his wife, Mary Ann, of Midland, TX; five grandchildren, Bill Fair and his wife, Carla, of Midland, TX; Bobby Fair and his wife, Debbie, of Odessa, TX; Janet Stice Cox and her husband, Andy, of Arlington, TX; Travis Stice and his wife, Brenda, of Midland, TX; Derek Stice of Midland, TX; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the kind attendants at Trinity Towers and the Mabee Health Care Center at Manor Park and Hospice of Midland for their tender, loving care. Also, the family thanks Dr. Robert Vogel for his compassionate medical care and Ms. Betty Kempf for her faithfulness in attending to Ruby's spiritual needs for many years.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Thursday, June 23, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Graveside services have been scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 24, 2005 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be directed to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 305 N. Baird St., Midland, Texas 79701-4701 or the Midland Association for Retarded Citizens, 2701 North "A" Street, Midland, Texas 79705.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/22/2005.
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Thompson, Clarence

Clarence Thompson of Midland died Saturday, June 18. Services will be 4 p.m. today, June 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park-North. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 2, 1928 to Charles Sr., and Katie Thompson in Galveston. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had worked as a janitor and in water well services prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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

He is survived by his sisters, Juanita Tisdale and Gwynlee Ryhne, and his brother, Richard Thompson. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/22/2005.

Braswell, Hugh

Hugh Braswell of Midland died Wednesday, June 22. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 23 at Ellis Funeral Home. Services will be 9 a.m. Friday, June 24 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1915 to E.E. and Martha Braswell in West Carroll Parish, La., where he was raised and educated. He had worked in the oil fields before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Sarah Braswell, three sisters and one son.

He is survived by two daughters, Martha Clingen of Monroe, La., and Frances Bolton of Bastrop, La.; sons, Calvin Braswell of West Monroe, La., and Ezra Braswell of Grand Prairie; three stepdaughters, Mary Wade of Purdon, Bobbie Allen of Andrews and Dorothy Neely of Midland; sister, Vertie Yates of Bastrop, La.; 19 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/23/2005.



Carrasco, Antonia

Memorial services for Antonia G. Carrasco, 79, of Midland will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at San Juan Catholic Church in Midland, with the Rev. Arturo Pestin officiating. She died Sunday, June 19 in Midland.

She was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Sanderson. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Rodolfo Carrasco of Midland; a daughter, Esperanza DeLorey of Fort Stockton; one brother, Mateo Gonzales of Fort Stockton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home & Chapel.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/23/2005.



Greene, Joan N.

Joan N. Greene, 75, a recent resident of Houston, TX and of Venice, FL died peacefully June 22, 2005 after a courageous battle with Sarcoma. Joan was born in Cleveland, OH and grew up in Oak Park, IL, where she resided until her 1952 marriage to Leonard Caryl, & subsequent move to Midland, TX. She remarried in 1979 to Henry Greene, and as retirees, Joan & Henry divided their time between Venice, FL, & Cape Cod, MA

Joan earned her B.A. from the University of TX - Permian Basin, and taught Art at Ector High School in Odessa, TX. In Florida, she served on the Grants committee for the Sarasota Count Commissioners, and taught Adult literacy for Sarasota Technical High School. At the time of her death, Joan was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Venice, the American Association of University Women, the Venice Doll Club, the Cape Cod Miniature Society, and Eastern Star Chapter #253 of Midland.

She is survived by two sons & daughters-in-law: Ted & Cindy Caryl of Houston, TX, and Christian & Natasha Caryl of Tokyo, Japan; stepchildren, Michael Greene, and Susan Sprinkel; sister, Madelyn Sullivan, and brother, Jim Nicholas. "Grammy" will be greatly missed by her grandchildren. She was a doting grandmother who, every holiday of the year, sent themed boxes of candy and trinkets to each grandchild: Dillon Caryl, Timothy and Alexandra Caryl, and step grandchildren, Amy Jo and Stephany Sprinkel , and Ashley Greene.

Joan made many dear friends during her short time in Houston. Our deepest thanks go out to Marsha Jefferson, Roselyn Tusey & Evelyn Duhon, the members of Vitas Hospice, & the staff at Parkway Place Assisted Living for their friendship, compassion & loving care.

A Memorial service for Joan will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 15015 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX on Friday, June 24 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow on Monday, June 27 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville, IN. Arrangements with Burkhart Funeral Home, 300 South Grant Avenue, Crawfordsville, IN (765) 362-5510.

If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), New York, NY.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/23/2005.
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Lloyd, Bobi

Bobi Lloyd of Midland, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many passed away on June 18, 2005 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 25, at St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church, 4000 W. Loop 250 N.

She was born February 20, 1934 to Alexander Perry and Florence McNeil Perry in Highland Park, Illinois. She was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception Academy in Davenport, Iowa. She married Ron Lloyd in Atlantic, Iowa on May 7, 1955.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bobi is survived by her husband and daughters Kim King and husband Frank of Spokane, Washington, Nancy Lloyd of Carrollton, Texas and Patti Warren and husband Steve of Kingwood, Texas; grandchildren, Chris, Bryan, and Nathan Eckman of Spokane, Ryan and Erin Hill and Adria Warren of Kingwood and Olivia Lloyd of Carrollton; Also brother, Jim Perry of St. Louis and sister-in-law Donna Lloyd of Des Moines, Iowa.

During Ron's employment with Northern Natural Gas Co., they resided in a number of locations in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Texas. Following Ron's retirement they enjoyed many trips to Europe, the Carribbean, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 1998 she accompanied her daughter Nancy to China for the purpose of meeting and bringing home her granddaughter Olivia.

She was a charter member of the Green Tree Ladies Association and the Green Tree Ladies Golf Association serving on both boards in various positions. She thoroughly enjoyed her times on the golf course with her golfing friends. As a member of the Midland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary she served as a volunteer for many years. Bobi was active in Girls Scouts of USA, serving as leader for each of her daughter's troops. She was a member of and served on the Altar Guild at St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. David Watkins and the entire staff at the Allison Cancer Center for their kindness and care given to Bobi during her illness. They also want to thank all the wonderful friends and neighbors for their thoughtfulness and friendship during Bobi's illness. A deep appreciation to the staffs of Hospice of Midland and Midland Memorial Hospital for their dedicated care provided to Bobi.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702, Christ Church Midland, P.O. Box 3176, Midland, TX 79702 or St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church 4000 W. Loop 250 N, Midland TX.

Arrangements are 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 from 6/23/2005 - 6/24/2005.
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Server, Pansy

HOBBS, N.M. -- Services are pending for Pansy Server, 88, of Hobbs, N.M. She died Wednesday, June 22 in Hobbs.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/23/2005.



Stice, Ruby

Ruby Lee Jarvis Stice died Tuesday, June 21. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 23 at Ellis Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday, June 24 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 19, 1901 to Frank and Ada Jarvis in Munday. She was married to Olie Stice and the couple moved to Midland in 1928 from Brownfield. They established the Cash and Carry Grocery Store. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Midland. She was a homemaker.

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

She is survived by a son, Dale Stice of Midland; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 305 N. Baird St., Midland, 79701-4701 or the Midland Association for Retarded Citizens, 2701 N. "A" St., Midland, 79705.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/23/2005.

Braswell, Hugh

Hugh Braswell of Midland died Wednesday, June 22. Services will be 9 a.m. today, June 24 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1915 to E.E. and Martha Braswell in West Carroll Parish, La., where he was raised and educated. He had worked in the oilfields prior to his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sarah Braswell, three sisters and one son.

He is survived by two daughters, Martha Clingen of Monroe, La., and Frances Bolton of Bastrop, La.; two sons, Calvin Braswell of West Monroe, La., and Ezra Braswell of Grand Prairie; stepdaughters, Mary Wade of Purdon, Bobbie Allen of Andrews and Dorothy Neely of Midland; a sister, Vertie Yates of Bastrop, La.; 19 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/24/2005.



Canard, Allen

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. -- Allen B. Canard, formerly of Midland, died Friday, June 17 in Hutchison, Kan. Memorial services were held Monday, June 20 in Mountain View, Ark.

He was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Mountain View and had lived in Midland for the past 26 years. He was a member of West Side Church of Christ in Midland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathern Canard and a son.

He is survived by four children, Fay Monden of Gainsville, Gene Canard of Alamogordo, N.M., Wanda Shoger of Lyons, Kan. and Louie Canard of Midland; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Alma Castillo

Alma L. Castillo died Wednesday, June 22 in Midland. Services will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Rosary and prayer vigil will be 7:30 p.m. today, June 24 at the Thomas Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born June 16, 1954 in Presidio.

Survivors include her parents, Arturo and Juana Ochoa of Midland; children, Viola Castillo and Crystal Castillo, both of Mesquite, Cristy Castillo and Johnny Castillo, both of Arlington; and nine grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/24/2005.



Carmero, Irene

CARLSBAD, N.M. -- Irene Carmero died Thursday, June 23 in Carlsbad, N.M. Services are pending.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/24/2005.



Johnson, Bobbie

BROWNFIELD -- Bobbie Jean Wiggie Johnson, 57, of Brownfield, died Thursday, June 23 in Brownfield. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel of Big Spring with the Revs. Dwayne Wheat and Chris Seaton officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Sept. 4, 1947, in Big Spring, where she was raised and educated. She had lived in Brownfield for the past 10 years. She was a member of Abundant Harvest Church in Brownfield.

Survivors include her mother, Wanda Lee of Big Spring; and numerous other family members.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee.

Memorials may be made to Abundant Harvest Church, 101 S. 4th, Brownfield, 79316 or to Berea Baptist Church, 4204 Wasson Rd., Big Spring, 79720.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/24/2005.



Kite, Shirley

Shirley Kite passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2005 in Midland.

She was born November 25, 1934 in San Angelo, Texas to Willy and Martha Edison. Shirley moved to Midland and was a graduate of Midland High School, Class of 1952. She married Jerry L. Kite March 20, 1965 in Mentone, Texas. Shirley began working with Texas Electric in October of 1956 and retired after thirty three years in November of 1999. She was a member of Bellview Baptist Church, Midland Walk About Club, West Texas Iris Society and the Native Plant Society of Texas-Llano Estacado Area.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jimmy Edison.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband Jerry of Midland and her family, Terry D. Kite and wife Tina, Steve Melton both of Midland, Deborah J. Lancaster of Coppell, TX, Roxanna L. Howard and husband Dwain of Greenwood; her brother, Bob Dawson of Little Rock, AR; her sister, Darlene Malone and husband Terry of Hot Springs, AR; her grandchildren, Jody Braun, Angie Coleman, Brett Lancaster, Jennifer Kite, Nicole Kite, Shane Howard, Laci Luig, Casey Howard, Steven Melton, Kim Maddy and Paige Davis; her great-grandchildren, Mason, McKenzie and Morgan Braun, Kelsey and Kennedy Maddy, Stuart Luig, and baby Davis.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 25, 2005 at Bellview Baptist Church with Reverend Myron Unruh officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bellview Baptist Church, 1710 N. Big Spring, Midland, TX 79701.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Richard Davis, Kyle Braun, Steven Melton, Shane Howard, Casey Howard, Brett Lancaster and Ryan Luig.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 6/24/2005 - 6/25/2005.
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Lloyd, Bobi

Bobi Lloyd of Midland, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many passed away on June 18, 2005 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 25, at St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church, 4000 W. Loop 250 N.

She was born February 20, 1934 to Alexander Perry and Florence McNeil Perry in Highland Park, Illinois. She was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception Academy in Davenport, Iowa. She married Ron Lloyd in Atlantic, Iowa on May 7, 1955.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bobi is survived by her husband and daughters Kim King and husband Frank of Spokane, Washington, Nancy Lloyd of Carrollton, Texas and Patti Warren and husband Steve of Kingwood, Texas; grandchildren, Chris, Bryan, and Nathan Eckman of Spokane, Ryan and Erin Hill and Adria Warren of Kingwood and Olivia Lloyd of Carrollton; Also brother, Jim Perry of St. Louis and sister-in-law Donna Lloyd of Des Moines, Iowa.

During Ron's employment with Northern Natural Gas Co., they resided in a number of locations in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Texas. Following Ron's retirement they enjoyed many trips to Europe, the Carribbean, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 1998 she accompanied her daughter Nancy to China for the purpose of meeting and bringing home her granddaughter Olivia.

She was a charter member of the Green Tree Ladies Association and the Green Tree Ladies Golf Association serving on both boards in various positions. She thoroughly enjoyed her times on the golf course with her golfing friends. As a member of the Midland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary she served as a volunteer for many years. Bobi was active in Girls Scouts of USA, serving as leader for each of her daughter's troops. She was a member of and served on the Altar Guild at St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. David Watkins and the entire staff at the Allison Cancer Center for their kindness and care given to Bobi during her illness. They also want to thank all the wonderful friends and neighbors for their thoughtfulness and friendship during Bobi's illness. A deep appreciation to the staffs of Hospice of Midland and Midland Memorial Hospital for their dedicated care provided to Bobi.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702, Christ Church Midland, P.O. Box 3176, Midland, TX 79702 or St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church 4000 W. Loop 250 N, Midland TX.

Arrangements are 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 from 6/23/2005 - 6/24/2005.
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Rodriguez, Ramon

Ramon "Monchie" Gomez Rodriguez died Wednesday, June 22 at a local hospital.

He was born Nov. 5, 1967 to Juan and Tomasa Rodriguez in Zaragoza D.B., Chihuahua, Mexico and was raised and educated in Midland. He worked with Roll Tex and was employed with Precision Hydraulics. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Flores of Midland; two sons, Juan Rodriguez II and Danny Rodriguez, both of Midland; one stepson, Brad Flores of Midland; two daughters, Nora Rodriguez and Angela Rodriguez, both of Midland; two stepdaughters, Celina Flores of Midland and Andria Galindo of Austin; a brother, Miguel Rodriguez of Midland; three sisters, Crystal Rodriguez and Cristina Sanchez, both of Midland, and Gracie San Miguel of Odessa; his parents; his grandmother, Julia Vejar of Midland; four grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

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 6/24/2005.



Tyler, Donald

Donald Ray Tyler finished his life on earth on June 15, 2005 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born in Stanley Oklahoma on December 26, 1941. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Clayton, Oklahoma on Saturday June 18, 2005. He was laid to rest at the Stanley Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife Joyce, daughters, Tammy and Theresa, grandchildren Houston, Danielle, Samantha, Connor, Heath, and Quinn. He was preceded in death by his Mother Gladys Lucille Tyler, Father Ray Dean Tyler, and brother Eddie Gene Tyler.

He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family.

Memorial services to be held in Midland, Texas at a later date.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/24/2005.
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Vaughn Jr., William

William Vaughn, Jr. died Thursday, June 23 in Midland. Arrangements are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/24/2005.
Castillo, Alma

Funeral services for Alma L. Castillo will be today (Saturday) at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with burial to be held in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Alma L. Castillo devoted mother and grandmother, passed away June 22, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 16, 1945 to Arturo and Juana Ochoa in Presidio.

She enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, painting, needlepoint, gardening, camping, dancing, and spending time with her horse Starr. She was an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe, participating with the "Los Concheros" dance group and many other Church activities.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Viola Castillo Maldonado (Mauro), of Mesquite, TX, Cristy Castillo (Jessica) of Arlington, TX, Crystal Castillo Finch (Brian), of Mesquite, TX, and Johnny Castillo Jr. of Arlington, TX; her parents, Arturo and Juana Ochoa of Midland; her brother, Arturo Ochoa II of Midland, TX; sisters, Margarita Sanchez of Garland, TX, and Delia (Lelo) Morales of Odessa, TX; her grandchildren, Jonathan M. Castillo, Philip D. Castillo, and Nicholas A. Castillo, all of Arlington, TX, Maxmillion Maldonado and Sasha Maldonado, both of Mesquite, TX, Zachary R. Montelongo, Brianna L. Montelongo, Alexia D. Chavez, all of Arlington, TX; many nieces and nephews; and devoted companion, Demetrio Aguerro III of Midland.

Pallbearers will be Billy Marentes, Mauro Maldonado, Brian Finch, Arturo Ochoa lll, Frank Ochoa, and Johnny Castillo Sr.

The family would like to thank Dr. Carr, Nurse Terri, and the entire staff at Allison Cancer Center and Hospice for their kindness and care given to our mother. A very special thanks from the entire family to Demetrio, Aguerro (J.R.), for his dedication and courage through out our Mother's illness.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Midland, P O BOX 2621, Midland,TX 79702.

Condolences may be sent to bill@thomasfh.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/25/2005.
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Hayes, Victoria

Victoria Hayes, 54, of Midland, died Thursday, June 23 at an Odessa hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/25/2005.



Kite, Shirley

Shirley Kite passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2005 in Midland.

She was born November 25, 1934 in San Angelo, Texas to Willy and Martha Edison. Shirley moved to Midland and was a graduate of Midland High School, Class of 1952. She married Jerry L. Kite March 20, 1965 in Mentone, Texas. Shirley began working with Texas Electric in October of 1956 and retired after thirty three years in November of 1999. She was a member of Bellview Baptist Church, Midland Walk About Club, West Texas Iris Society and the Native Plant Society of Texas-Llano Estacado Area.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jimmy Edison.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband Jerry of Midland and her family, Terry D. Kite and wife Tina, Steve Melton both of Midland, Deborah J. Lancaster of Coppell, TX, Roxanna L. Howard and husband Dwain of Greenwood; her brother, Bob Dawson of Little Rock, AR; her sister, Darlene Malone and husband Terry of Hot Springs, AR; her grandchildren, Jody Braun, Angie Coleman, Brett Lancaster, Jennifer Kite, Nicole Kite, Shane Howard, Laci Luig, Casey Howard, Steven Melton, Kim Maddy and Paige Davis; her great-grandchildren, Mason, McKenzie and Morgan Braun, Kelsey and Kennedy Maddy, Stuart Luig, and baby Davis.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 25, 2005 at Bellview Baptist Church with Reverend Myron Unruh officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bellview Baptist Church, 1710 N. Big Spring, Midland, TX 79701.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Richard Davis, Kyle Braun, Steven Melton, Shane Howard, Casey Howard, Brett Lancaster and Ryan Luig.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 6/24/2005 - 6/25/2005.
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Marino, John

John Marino, 81, of Big Spring, died Friday, June 24. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/25/2005.



Montgomery, James Bryan

JAYTON -- James Bryan Montgomery, 79, passed away June 23, 2005, at the Texas State Veterans Home in Temple, Texas. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2005 at Jayton Cemetery with Pastor Mack Cole officiating under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home in Rotan.

Jim was born August 11, 1925, in Jayton, Texas, to John Harrison Montgomery, Sr. and Ida Pearl Clark Montgomery. He graduated from Jayton High School in 1943. He served in the South Pacific during World War II as a member of the 3rd Marine Division Pioneer Battalion and in China as a member of the 1st Division Engineer Battalion. After the war, he returned to Jayton and married Sue Fowler on October 8, 1947. Jim served Kent County as a deputy sheriff from 1951-53 and served two terms as sheriff from 1953-1956 and was the youngest sheriff in Texas at the time. During the 1950s he and his brother, John H. Montgomery, Jr., operated Montgomery Brothers Registered Herefords, producing a National Grand Champion and winning many major shows. In 1955, their herd was deemed one of the best in the nation. In addition to cattle raising, Jim and his brother raised cotton, and in 1949 they became the first farmers in Kent County to harvest cotton by mechanical means. Jim also owned Jayton Supply and Furniture. He and his family moved to Midland, Texas, in 1971, and Jim managed convenience stores for Furrs, Inc. He eventually earned a real estate broker's license and owned Jim Montgomery Real Estate, specializing in farm and ranch properties. He is preceded in death by his wife and daughter Molly.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark Montgomery of Lewisville and Jeb and Kristy Montgomery of Baytown; a daughter and son-in-law, Meg and Bruce Moring of Georgetown; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Polly Montgomery of Spur; and a grandson Jared Montgomery.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/25/2005.
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Vaughn Jr., William J.

William James Vaughn, Jr., 84, a longtime resident of Midland, passed away June 23, 2005, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was called from this life to be with his heavenly Father and to be reunited with his beloved wife, Dorothy.

Bill, the youngest of the four children of William J. Vaughn, Sr., and Carrie Reynolds Vaughn, was born on July 29, 1920, in Bay City, Michigan. He graduated from Bay City High School in Michigan in 1939. On October 8, 1939, he met Dorothy Parent at a high school football game, and they married on August 14, 1943. Bill left for the war in Europe one week later, and was away for almost three years. During the war Bill served as a member of the Army construction division in London and Paris. When Bill returned from war, they moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Bill completed his Master's degree in petroleum geology. In 1948 a job with Texaco landed them in Pampa, Texas. From there they went to Amarillo and finally to Midland in 1952.

Bill was very involved with the petroleum industry in Midland. He was a petroleum geologist for Texaco retiring in 1975 in order to work as an independent geologist and oil producer. He co-founded Titan Exploration in the early 1990's and was instrumental in the formation of several other oil related businesses. He was a longtime member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, SIPES, and the Permian Basin Geological and Geophysical Society. He was a lifelong supporter of the Republican Party.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Marie Parent Vaughn, his brother, Walter Vaughn, and his sister, Elaine Evans. He is survived by sons, William J. Vaughn III and wife, Joanne of Rochester, NY; Jim Vaughn and wife, Michele of Elkins, AR; Kevin Vaughn and wife, Lisa of Arlington, TX; and daughter, Pam Crutcher and husband, Drew of Odessa, TX; sister Virginia Maxson of Bay City, MI, niece Judy Gordon of Cleveland, TN, and nephew David Charlesbois and wife, Brenda of Bay City, MI. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Trey Crutcher and wife Karen of Dallas, TX; Michael Crutcher of Austin, TX; Cathy Crutcher of Dallas, TX; Sara, Spencer and Christopher Vaughn of Arlington, TX; Jamie and Nick Vaughn of Rochester, NY. The family wishes to express their thanks to all the people who helped with Bill's care during the past few years.

Bill was a loving husband, father, and friend, and an inspiration to his children and grandchildren. His presence will be greatly missed by all those who knew him, but the memories of his generous heart and good humor will keep him with us in spirit.

A rosary service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Ellis Funeral Home, followed by visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Fr. Rodney White and Fr. James Bridges will be concelebrants of the funeral Mass, followed by burial at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons Trey and Michael Crutcher, Spencer, Christopher, Jamie, and Nick Vaughn, as well as Richard Rikli, and Larry Edgerton. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Gorence, Dave Buthman, Jim Deffenbaugh, Dick Maxwell, George Coombes, John Landgraf, and Larney Fuller. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorials may be made to Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri Avenue, Midland, TX 79701 or to Manor Park, Inc., 2208 N. Loop 250 West, Midland, TX 79707, or to the charity of one's choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 6/25/2005.




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