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Obits - Midland Reporter Telegram –5th week of Sept., 2005

Posted: 26 Oct 2005 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Obituary


Branch, Larry Dennis

Larry Dennis Branch, of New Orleans, Lousiana passed away on September 22, 2005 at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services were held on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 11:00 am at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel, 3800 N. Big Spring St. in Midland.

He grew up in Midland, and graduated from Lee High School in 1969 and later attended UTPB. Larry worked as a chef for over 35 years in New Orleans. He loved New Orleans and loved people.

Survivors include his father; A.W. Branch of Midland; three brothers, Randy Branch of Ozona, Gary Branch and Donald Branch both of Midland; special friend, Craige Richard of New Orleans, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/23/2005 - 9/26/2005.
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Gonzales, Antigone

Antigone Shae Chavez Gonzales died Thursday, Sept. 22, at a Midland hospital. Prayer services will be 7:30 p.m. today, Sept. 25, at the Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Temple Baptist Church with Steve Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

She was born Aug. 27, 1986 to Senaida and Ray Lee Gonzales in Fort Stockton and was raised and educated in Midland. She was employed at the Olive Garden Restaurant and was a Baptist.

She is preceded in death by her father and her grandparents, Eva and Remijio Gonzales, and Juanita Chavez.

Survivors include her mother, Sandy Gonzales of Midland; fiancé, Michael Bull of Midland; one sister, Rae Ann Gonzales of Midland; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be e-mailed to Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2005.



Lankford, Aubrey

BIG SPRING -- Aubrey Lankford, 82, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 22, at his residence. Services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Leann Price Conner of Midland and Sam Segundo officiating. Burial was at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born May 13, 1923, to Clara and Fred Lankford in Loraine and had lived in Mitchell, Martin, and Howard counties. He farmed and ranched in Martin, Howard and Borden counties and married Lela Faye Hall May 23, 1942. She preceded him in death. He married Barbara Fuqua on Sept. 9, 2001. He had served in the army during World War II in Europe. He was a member of the Cowboy Church of Midland.

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

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Dolores Jenkins of Big Spring; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; three stepchildren, Darryl Adamson and Teresa Ferguson, both of Brownwood, and Richard Adamson of Big Spring; thirteen stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-granddaughter; and two nieces.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.myersandsmith.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2005.



Morgan, Lottie

BIG SPRING -- Lottie V. Morgan, 81, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 23, at a local hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday Sept. 26, at the funeral home.

She was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Gilmer and married Earnest Morgan Dec. 24, 1948 in Tyler.He preceded her in death. She worked in both Hamlin and Big Spring Independent School Districts and was a member of Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church and was a member of the Mission Society. She was also a member of the Heroines of Jericho.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Candice Morgan.

Survivors include two sisters, Bernice Daniels of Big Spring and Helen Elbert of Odessa; one brother, Charles Hargest of Gilmer 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.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2005.



Morrison, Elnora

BIG SPRING -- Elnora Morrison, 81, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 21. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born June 29, 1924. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

She is survived by six cousins.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at myersandsmith.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2005.



Powell, David

BIG SPRING -- David Powell, 71, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 23, at a local nursing home. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2005.



Roberts, Terry

BIG SPRING -- Terry Don Roberts, 45, of Coahoma, died Friday, Sept. 23, at his residence. Services will be 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He was born June 27, 1960 in Robert Lee and married Shanna Cobb Feb. 21, 1986 in Big Spring. He had lived in Coahoma.

He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Fern Roberts and Virginia Snead and his grandfather, Douglas Snead.

He is survived by his wife; three children, Lance, Kali and Corey Roberts; his parents, Norman and Hattie Roberts; one brother, Gary Roberts; one sister, Sheri Whitten; his grandfather, Lenn Roberts; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Terry Don Roberts Scholarship Fund, Donna Bibb, Coahoma High School, P.O. Box 110, Coahoma, 79511.

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 9/25/2005.



Roe, Jerry

Jerry Roe, 53, of Midland, died Saturday, Sept. 24, at a local hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2005.



Wooten, David

BRYAN -- David Wooten, 44, of Bryan, formerly of Garden City, died Friday, Sept. 23, in Bryan. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2005.

Branch, Larry Dennis

Larry Dennis Branch, of New Orleans, Lousiana passed away on September 22, 2005 at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services were held on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 11:00 am at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel, 3800 N. Big Spring St. in Midland.

He grew up in Midland, and graduated from Lee High School in 1969 and later attended UTPB. Larry worked as a chef for over 35 years in New Orleans. He loved New Orleans and loved people.

Survivors include his father; A.W. Branch of Midland; three brothers, Randy Branch of Ozona, Gary Branch and Donald Branch both of Midland; special friend, Craige Richard of New Orleans, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/23/2005 - 9/26/2005.
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Day, Austin

Austin Matthew Day, age 18, passed away on September 23, 2005.

Austin was born on September 20, 1987 to Mark W. and Cynthia Day in Yuba City, California.

He lived in Midland and Houston, TX before moving to Corpus Christi, TX, where he attended Tuloso-Midway Middle School and Flour Bluff High School.

Austin was interested in Skateboarding, BMX Biking, surfing and basketball. He loved his video games and music. Everyone he met became a friend and his friends meant a great deal to him. He was greatly loved by his family.

Austin is survived by his father, Mark Day; his mother, Cynthia (Ron) Parks; paternal grandmother, Doreen Day, maternal grandfather Dave H. Bordner Sr., maternal grandmother; Dee (George) Head, uncles; G. Pat (Nancy) Day, David H. (Karen) Bordner Jr., Dale (Suzette) Bordner, cousins; James P. Day, Sharisse Rook, Megan Bordner, Haley Bordner, Rhett Bordner, and Cassandra Bordner, his family on his stepfather's side, stepsisters; Rori and Taylor Parks, his aunt, Linda Marz, grandmother; P.J. Benson, his uncle, Rick (Patti) Parks, and cousin Chase Marz.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2005 at Seaside Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/26/2005.
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Gonzales, Daisy

ODESSA -- Daisy Gonzales, nine days old, died Saturday, Sept. 24, in Odessa. Services are pending with Odessa Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/26/2005.



O'Hanlon Jr., Paul

ANDREWS -- Services for Paul O'Hanlon Jr., 58, of Andrews will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with John Snider officiating. Burial will follow in the Andrews West Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews. He died Saturday, Sept. 24, in Andrews.

He was born Jan. 23, 1947 in Durant, Okla., to Paul Meredith O'Hanlon, Sr. and Jimmie Lois Teaff. He married Carol Ann Jones Feb. 14, 1998 in Midland. He worked as a truck driver for Kinney, Inc., and moved to Andrews in 1953. He graduated Andrews High School in 1966. He served as coach in the Youth Football league in Andrews and was an umpire for boys Baseball and girls Softball.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Paul O'Hanlon, III, of New Braunfels and Ricky Brewster of Muretta, Calif.; a daughter, Keri Bartlett of Keller; one brother, John O'Hanlon of Andrews; one sister, Lieta Christopher of Midland and 10 Grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/26/2005.



Phillips, Herold

Herold Phillips, 82, of Midland, died Sunday, Sept. 25, at his residence. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Cermatory of Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/26/2005.



Sheats, Velma

BIG SPRING -- Velma Sheats, 93, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 24, at a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/26/2005.


Adam, Shirley

ODESSA -- Shirley Ann Adam, 72, died Saturday, Sept. 24. Services will be 10 a.m. today, Sept. 27, at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 25, 1933 in Wilkbura, Pa.

She is survived by sons, Willie Adams of Glendale, Ariz., and Walter Adams of Flowermound; daughters, Dineen Parson of El Sobrante, Calif., and Charlotte Branch of Odessa; brother, T.S. Evens of Granbury; sisters, Beverly Johnson of New Jersery, Pat McBroom of Grandbury, Elizabeth Ann Blackford of Austin, Kathey Bruster of Runaway, and Sherrie Guthrie and Shelia Clearman, both of Sanger and 11 grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Odessa Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2005.



Beck, Harold F.

Harold F. Beck, of Midland, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 21, 2005.

He was born July 18, 1915 to William Henry Beck and Louise W. Wiedebush in St. Louis, Missouri, and was raised and educated there. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U. S. Army Corps. Harold moved to Midland, Texas in 1953. On August 8, 1975, he married Billie Roy in Midland. Prior to his retirement, Harold owned and operated Torgeson & Beck Insurance Agency which later became Basin Insurance, and subsequently Tanner & Beck Insurance.

A very kind, loving and understanding man, Harold loved spending time with his family and he never met a stranger. He was a quiet man, who loved to listen. Although he didn't talk much, he loved to sing. Harold could often be heard singing while getting his coffee, and of course his dessert to satisfy his sweet tooth. He loved playing golf, watching baseball and football. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church where he was a steward and usher.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Harold is survived by his wife Billie Beck of Midland, TX; son, Hank Beck and his wife, Kelly, of Leander, TX; daughters, Kay Edwards of Houston, TX; Chrissy Proctor and her husband, Fred, of Austin, TX; and Susan Gardner and her husband, Pat, of North Brunswick, NJ; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Sam Curtis, Tom Dollahite, Jack Boyd, Allen Lindsey and Justin Fay. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to HospiceMidland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702; St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3011 W. Kansas, Midland, Texas 79701; American Cancer Society, 2304 W. Wadley, Midland, Texas 79705; or the charity of one's choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/27/2005 - 9/28/2005.
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Herm, Oma

BIG SPRING -- Oma Herm, 84, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Sept. 25, at a local nursing home. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2005.



Manriquez, Carmen

BIG SPRING -- Carmen Manriquez, 85, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Sept. 25. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2005.



Marshall, John

John Marshall died Sunday at a local care center. Services are pending at Thomas Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2005.



McWhorter, Melissa

Melissa McWhorter of Midland died Monday, Sept. 26. Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2005.



Paustian, Mary Jane

Mary Jane Paustian passed away Friday, September 23, 2005 in Midland, Texas.

She was born May 14, 1940 to George and Eva Tucker in Bon Aqua, Tennessee. Mary graduated from Utica High School in Utica, Michigan.

Mary is survived by her children, James Parks and wife Sharon Crye of Springfield, AR, Dorothy Jennings of Oklahoma City, OK, Deborah Lawrence of Oklahoma City, OK, Andrea Behrens Denzy and husband Corey of Midland, TX, Thomas Parks of Detroit, MI and Douglas Parks and wife Carrie of Midland, TX; sixteen grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Ben Tucker and Roy Tucker both of Michigan; and her sisters, Brenda Faye Sutton of Tennessee, Dorothy Creutz of Michigan, Joyce Gobie of Florida, Delora Peoples of Michigan and Mamie Hamlet of Tennessee.

Mary donated her body to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to help further research on myeloma and hopefully be part of the cure.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2005.
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Roe, Jerry

Jerry L. Roe, 53, of Midland, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2005, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland with, Rev. Don Knight, pastor of Cuthbert Ave. Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Jerry was born on August 8, 1952, in Hico, Texas to Garland and Arrena (Cox) Roe. He married Patty Dyer on March 28, 1981 in Houston.

Jerry served his country in the U.S. Marines.

He owned and operated The House of Carpets in Odessa. Jerry enjoyed fishing, camping, and remodeling his house. He was a devoted husband and father and was actively involved in activities with his family. He was a humanitarian and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Roe, one son, Brian Massingill, two daughters, Lyddia Roe, and Amber Roe, one sister, Helen Potter, three brothers, Gary Roe, David Roe all of Midland, and Rick Milliken of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Arrena Roe and a son, Shane Roe.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2005.
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Sheats, Velma

BIG SPRING -- Velma Quintella Sheats, 93, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 24, at a Lubbock hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. R.T. Havener officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, September 27, at the funeral home.

She was born May 23, 1912, in Denton and married James Sheats Jan. 25, 1929 in Memphis. He preceded her in death. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include one son, Howard and Brenda Sheats of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Dolores Lillard of Big Spring; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and seven brothers.

Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church Building Fund, 310 West 4th, 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 9/27/2005.



Wooten, David

BRYAN -- David Wooten, 44, of Bryan and formerly of Garden City, died Friday, Sept. 23, in Bryan. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today, September 27, at Garden City Cemetery with the Revs. Steve Paris and Herb McPherson officiating.

He was born Jan. 21, 1961, in Big Lake to Ervin and Bertie Wooten and lived in Garden City until 1980 when he moved to Bryan to attend Texas A&M University. He was a mechanic, working for the City of Bryan until retiring three years ago. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by one son, Brit Wooten of Bryan; parents, Ervin and Bertie Wooten of Garden City; two brothers, Joe Wooten of Minooka, Ill., and Gerald Wooten of Sheffield; several nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.myersandsmith.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2005.
Beck, Harold F.

Harold F. Beck, of Midland, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 21, 2005.

He was born July 18, 1915 to William Henry Beck and Louise W. Wiedebush in St. Louis, Missouri, and was raised and educated there. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U. S. Army Corps. Harold moved to Midland, Texas in 1953. On August 8, 1975, he married Billie Roy in Midland. Prior to his retirement, Harold owned and operated Torgeson & Beck Insurance Agency which later became Basin Insurance, and subsequently Tanner & Beck Insurance.

A very kind, loving and understanding man, Harold loved spending time with his family and he never met a stranger. He was a quiet man, who loved to listen. Although he didn't talk much, he loved to sing. Harold could often be heard singing while getting his coffee, and of course his dessert to satisfy his sweet tooth. He loved playing golf, watching baseball and football. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church where he was a steward and usher.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Harold is survived by his wife Billie Beck of Midland, TX; son, Hank Beck and his wife, Kelly, of Leander, TX; daughters, Kay Edwards of Houston, TX; Chrissy Proctor and her husband, Fred, of Austin, TX; and Susan Gardner and her husband, Pat, of North Brunswick, NJ; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Sam Curtis, Tom Dollahite, Jack Boyd, Allen Lindsey and Justin Fay. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to HospiceMidland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702; St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3011 W. Kansas, Midland, Texas 79701; American Cancer Society, 2304 W. Wadley, Midland, Texas 79705; or the charity of one's choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/27/2005 - 9/28/2005.
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Craig, Dr. Berkley Gordon

Dr. Berkley Gordon Craig, Jr., 82, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on September 26, 2005.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2005 at First Christian Church with Reverends Bob Sams and Cheryl Homsher from Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens prior to the memorial service.

He was born in Brownwood, TX on August 29, 1923 to Berkley Gordon Craig, Sr. and Alys Bettis.

Dr. Craig graduated from Texas A&M University following high school and from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1945. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

After the Navy, Dr. Craig moved to Odessa and associated with Dr. Chock McCollum. Later he opened his private practice on Alleghaney and was joined by his son Berkley Craig, III in 1994. He retired in 1999 after practicing for 57 years.

Dr. Craig was a life member in the American Dental Association and received an award in recognition of 50 years of service in his profession. He also received The Heritage of Odessa Foundation Award of Excellence in Community Service in 1999; and the Texas House of Representatives Congratulations for Receiving the Community Statesman Award.

He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, a member of the Permian Basin Master Gardeners Association, and the Permian Basin Bicycle Association.

Berkley was a true lover of the outdoors. He could be seen admiring a beautiful sunset or spending countless hours in their garden. His "obsessions" were golf, snow & water skiing, tennis, dirt biking, bird hunting, biking, gardening, and traveling.

His loving family members are his wife, Barbara, of 31 years, daughter, Caron Craig Ducote of San Angelo, son, Berkley Gordon Craig, III and wife Mabel, of Odessa; daughter, Julie and husband Steve Klaus of Georgetown; daughter, Jane Ellen Craig of Tallahassee, Florida; sister, Pat Carlson of Brownwood; grandchildren: Ceyork Ducote, Berkley IV, Jeremy and Makenzie Craig, Justin, Tyler and Krystal; Hannah and Heather Klaus; and Sue Cowden Craig.

Berkley will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered. Vaya con Dios, Amigo!

Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2005.
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Forester, Pauline "Winkie"

ODESSA -- Pauline "Winkie" Wilhelm Forester, 68, of Odessa, Texas went to be with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, September 24, 2005 after a lengthy illness of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Crematory services were done by Nalley-Pickle & Welch. Services will be held at a later date.

She was born on January 21, 1937 in Ranger, Texas. She grew-up in Wink, Texas and on October 24, 1955 she married William Hugh Forester. They moved overseas to South America (Bolivia, Columbia and Venezuela) and lived 1 year in Cairo, Egypt before moving to Odessa, Texas in 1978.

At the age of 43 she attended Odessa College and graduated Cum Laude and received her Real Estate License. She will best be remembered for her worldly knowledge, quick wit, and cooking.

She is survived by her husband; William Hugh "Hoodie" Forester of almost 50 years of marriage, two daughters; Marianne Forester of Frisco, Texas and Dwendy Pennell and her husband Bruce Pennell of Midland, Texas, one son; Robert Forester of Baytown, Texas, one grandson; Brandon Huff of San Antonio, Texas, two sisters; Irene Christianson of Sun City Arizona and Pat Gerlando of Clute, Texas and three brothers; Tom Wilhelm of Bowie, Texas, Ernie Wilhelm of San Angelo, Texas and Fred Wilhelm of California. In memory, her brother; Bill Wilhelm, Deceased.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association 5926 Balcones Dr. Austin, TX 78731, National Emphysema/COPD Association, or a charity or ministry of your choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2005.
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Herm, Oma

ACKERLY -- Oma Herm, 84, of Ackerly died Sunday, Sept. 25 at a local nursing home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel, with the Rev. Delmar Thomason officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 8 to 9 p.m. today, Sept. 28, at the funeral home.

She was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Loraine and married Edgar Herm Dec. 10, 1940 in Loraine. He preceded her in death. She graduated from Loraine High School and moved to Ackerly in 1949. She was a homemaker and she farmed with her husband for several years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ackerly.

Survivors include two sons, Eddy Herm of Ackerly and Steve Herm of Stanton; one daughter, Kay Hall of Stanton; two sisters, Blanche Pendergrass of Temple City, Calif., and Nola Taylor of Loraine; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and five sisters.

Memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Ackerly, P.O. Box 7, Ackerly, 79713 or Odyssey Hospice, 1003 E. FM 700, 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 9/28/2005.



Hulme, Charlene

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Charlene Hulme

SWEETWATER -- Charlene Hulme, 71, of Sweetwater died Tuesday, Sept. 27 in Abilene. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Hulme of Sweetwater.

Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2005.



Kinman, Cathy

KNOTT -- Cathy Kinman, 46, of Knott died Sunday, Sept. 25 in Knott. Services will be 1 p.m. today, Sept. 28, at Immanuel Baptist Church with burial at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. O.L. Rodgers will officiate. Services are under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

She was born Oct. 2, 1958 in Iowa Park and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, John Kinman of Knott; two sons, John Kinman of Auburn, Ala., and Tyler Kinman of Knott; two daughters, Danielle Kinman of Odessa and Carleigh Kinman of Abilene; her parents, Dan and Vicki Barnes of Cuero; one sister, Jackie Miller of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2005.



Kruse, Freda

BIG LAKE -- Freda Kruse, 71, of Big Lake died Tuesday, Sept. 27. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the First Baptist Church of Big Lake. Burial will be at Glen Rest in Big Lake. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnsons Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Kruse of Big Lake; three daughters, Hilda Dupree of San Angelo, Martha Bridges of Elgin and Brenda Iskra of Big Lake; one son, Dennis Kruse of Midland; and one sister, Sue Stevens of Levelland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2005.



Manriquez, Carmen

BIG SPRING -- Carmen Manriquez, 85, of Big Spring died Sunday, Sept. 25. Private services will be at a later date.

She was born March 2, 1920 in Alamagordo, N.M., to Soledad and Federico Ortiz.

She is survived by one daughter, Marian Sparkenbaugh of Carlsbad, Calif., and one son, David Manriquez of Jacksboro.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.myersandsmith.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2005.



Marshall, John W.

John W. Marshall was born February 14, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He moved to Midland in 1965. He passed away on September 25, 2005 in Midland. He worked for many years as an electrician.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Cynthia Marshall, and his children, Taisha Marshall and Melvin Marshall of Midland, Adam Marshall, Chris Marshall and Elizabeth Marshall, all of Odessa, Linda Kaye Marshall and John McVay Jr. of Big Spring, and Cecilia Carter of Lubbock; nineteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Ray Marshall, Larry Marshall and Ira Marshall Jr.; his sisters, Dorothy Kay Marshall, Estella Louise Jones and Ruth Gilbert.

Preceding him in death was a daughter, Merleane Marshall, and two brothers, Robert Marshall and Melvin Marshall.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Ebenezier Missionary Baptist Church, 2400 N. Tyler. Burial will be in Resthaven North Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/28/2005 - 9/30/2005.
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McCommon, Robert

Robert McCommon died Tuesday, Sept. 27 in Houston. Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2005.



McWhorter, Melissa

Melissa McWhorter, of Midland, passed away Monday, September 26, 2005.

She was born August 31, 1969 in Lubbock, Texas and moved to Midland, Texas in 1979. A dedicated Christian, Melissa was a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship for 14 years. Melissa touched the lives of everyone she met in many ways. She will be loved and dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rick McWhorter in 2002.

Melissa is survived by her daughter, Kayla McWhorter, 17, her son, Jacob McWhorter, 14, her fiancé, Steve Brooks, her parents, Johnny and Kathy Poindexter, grandmother, Marilyn Pikinton, brother, Kelly Poindexter, sister-in-law, Tandy Poindexter, niece, Hailey Poindexter, and close friends, Chris and Barbara Loveless.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Wednesday, September 28, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 29, 2005 at Stonegate Fellowship. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park-North. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund that has been established for Kayla and Jacob McWhorter at Western National Bank, 508 W. Wall, Midland, Texas.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2005.
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Nobs, Richard "Rick"

Richard "Rick" Nobs, of Midland, passed away Monday, September 26, 2005.

He was born August 2, 1952 to Richard and Virginia Nobs in Bemidji, Minnesota. Rick was a gifted carpenter and loved hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends in his garage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Pat Haynie.

Rick is survived by his wife, Kathy Nobs of Midland, TX; daughters, Cheryl Tanton of Fort Worth, TX; Stephanie Gray and Tandy Poindexter, both of Midland, TX; sons, Jeff and Glen Ragland, both of Houston, TX; sister, Dorothy Walker of Dayton, OH; grandchildren, Jordyn Danielle and Caidyn Layne Tanton of Fort Worth, TX; Hailey Poindexter of Midland, TX; Crystal and Jeffrey Gray of Dallas, TX; Kylie and Lindsey Fournier of Houston, TX; Anna Ragland of England; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Thursday, September 29, 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, September 30, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dean Kelly, Ralph Orlano, Melissa Young, Paul Anderson, Rusty Berry and Chris Holmquest. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Paulen and Jess Malone. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701 or Christ Church Midland, P.O. Box 3176, Midland, Texas 79702.
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Putman, Horace

Horace Putman of Midland died Tuesday, Sept. 27. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
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Thompson, Ruth Story

Mary Ruth Anthony Story Thompson, of Midland, passed away Monday, September 26, 2005.

Ruth was born in Lubbock, Texas on November 26, 1925 to Josiah Foster Anthony and Mary Caigle Anthony. She graduated from Lubbock High School in 1943. While attending Texas Tech, Ruth was a Tech Beauty and a member of the La Chap Social Club.

Ruth married James Richard Story on February 2, 1946 and had two daughters. After Richard's death in 1988, she wed Joe L. Thompson on November 24, 1990. Ruth was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church of Midland, where she served on the board of directors, the building committee and the pastoral selection committee. She was a tireless volunteer for PTA, Girl Scouts and the Cerebral Palsy Center. Ruth was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and the Children's Service League, where she served as president. She was especially proud of her involvement as a founding member of the Midland Crime Prevention Commission and of her efforts in developing the Woman's Association and the Midland Junior Woman's Club. In 1985, Ruth was selected as a "Centennial Citizen" by the Midland Centennial Commission during the city's centennial year. She was a lifetime member of the Texas Federation of Woman's Club where she was named as the Western district's "Outstanding Club Woman."

Ruth married James Richard Story on February 2, 1946 and had two daughters. After Richard's death in 1988, she wed Joe L. Thompson on November 24, 1990. Ruth was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church of Midland, where she served on the board of directors, the building committee and the pastoral selection committee. She was a tireless volunteer for PTA, Girl Scouts and the Cerebral Palsy Center. Ruth was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and the Children's Service League, where she served as president. She was especially proud of her involvement as a founding member of the Midland Crime Prevention Commission and of her efforts in developing the Woman's Association and the Midland Junior Woman's Club. In 1985, Ruth was selected as a "Centennial Citizen" by the Midland Centennial Commission during the city's centennial year. She was a lifetime member of the Texas Federation of Woman's Club where she was named as the Western district's "Outstanding Club Woman."

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Richard Story.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 15 years, Joe L. Thompson of Midland, TX; two daughters, Carol Story Dawson and her husband, Paul, of Crockett, TX; and Lyn Story of Monroe, LA; two step-sons, Scott Thompson and his wife, Stacy, of Katy, TX; and Tim Thompson and his wife, Dana, of Paso Robles, CA; three grandchildren, Brant Dawson of Dallas, TX; Lauren Dawson and Brittany Burkett of Lubbock, TX; siblings, W.R. "Bill" Anthony and his wife, Betty, of Lubbock, TX; Nell Anthony Huff and her husband, Joe, of Sun City, TX; Joe Anthony and his wife, Mary Ann, of Lubbock, TX; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Special thanks to caregiver, Mrs. Shirley Burgess who was by Ruth's side until the end.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Wednesday, September 28, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Memorial services have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Thursday, September 29, 2005 at First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to HospiceMidland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702; First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 305 N. Baird, Midland, Texas 79701; or the Jordan School of Crockett, 1303 E. Houston Ave., Crockett, Texas 75835.
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Duquette, Mary

Mary Alice Duquette died Monday, Sept. 26, at her residence. Services will be held in Chateaugay, N.Y.

She was born July 14, 1931, to Arthur and Margery Jones in Chateaugay, N.Y., where she was raised and educated. She was married to Sherman Duquette, who preceded her in death. She worked for Don Ramey Insurance until her retirement and attended St. Ann's Catholic Church.

She is also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Tacy of Stuart, Fla., and Jill Preston of Burlington Flats, N.Y.; five brothers, Robert Jones, William Jones, David Jones, all of Chateaugay, N.Y., Jerry Jones of Malone, N.Y., and Frank Jones of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; seven sisters, Peggy Berman of West Chateaugay, N.Y., Emma Tolosky, Kate O'Neil, Jean Fall, Judy Earl, all of Chateaugay, N.Y., Diane Podwirney of Queensbury, N.Y., and Nancy Coti of Florida; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 41, Abilene, 79604.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Condolences may be emailed to Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2005.



Guthrie, John

BIG SPRING -- John Guthrie, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Big Spring. Services are pending with Pipkin Funeral Home.
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Hulme, Darrell "Charlene"

Mrs. Darrell "Charlene" Hulme, 71, of Sweetwater, died September 27, 2005 at the Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. She was born October 27, 1933 in Big Spring.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. today, September 29 at First United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held prior to the memorial service at 10:30 a.m. today, September 29 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Merzger will officiate.

She was married to Darrell Hulme July 7, 1951 in Colorado City. She had lived in Sweetwater since 1992 and had lived in Midland from 1965 until 1988. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater. She was a homemaker and worked for Midland schools as a bookkeeper until her retirement after 15 years. Charlene was very active in her church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, in the church choir and the hand bell choir.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Hulme of Sweetwater; a daughter, Sandy Drake and husband, Bill of Abilene; a son, Randy Hulme and wife, Anne of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Russ Hulme and wife, Amy, Kyle Hulme and fianceé, Allison Boyd, Shea King and husband, Kyle, Brian Drake and wife, Katie, and Chad Drake and wife, Katie.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandson-in-law, Russ Hulme, Kyle Hulme, Kyle King, Brian Drake and Chad Drake.

The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 309 Cedar, Sweetwater, TX 79556, Hospice of Abilene or the charity of one's choice.
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Kirkpatrick, Maxine

ARTESIA -- Services for Maxine Kirkpatrick, 82, were held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at First Christian Church. She died Sunday, Sept. 25, in Andrews. Burial was held at Woodbine Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 25, 1922 to LeRoy and Anna Jane Wheeler in Elwood, Neb. She moved to Artesia in 1952 from Nebraska. She was a homemaker and member of First Christian Church.

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

Survivors include sons, Rodney Kirkpatrick of Lubbock and Russell Kirkpatrick of Los Lunas, N.M.; daughters, Sue Harwell of Las Cruces, N.M., Ynona Gross of Andrews, and Patricia Thames of Lubbock; sister, Delores Smaldone of Lakewood, Colo.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.artesiafunerals.com.
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Kruse, Freda

Freda Beth Kruse, 71, of Big Lake died on Tuesday, September 27, 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Septemeber 29th at the First Baptist Church in Big Lake, Texas, with Byron Bitner and Chris Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake.

Freda was born on April 27, 1934 near Hillsboro, Texas to C.C. and Annie Clanton. She was the 7th of nine children that were raised in farm country in Runnels County. She attended public school in Winters, Texas, graduating in 1951. Following high school, she attended Draughn's Business School in Dallas.

She married Kenneth Kruse in June 1953. For most of their 52 years together, they made their home in Big Lake. For two years in the mid 1960's, they lived and worked in Tripoli, Libya.

Freda was a housewife and mother that held a variety of jobs throughout her lifetime. Together, she and her husband operated a well service company, an oil and gas company, and a farming business. She was an office manager and bookkeeper for many years in those businesses and loved her work.

Freda was a housewife and mother that held a variety of jobs throughout her lifetime. Together, she and her husband operated a well service company, an oil and gas company, and a farming business. She was an office manager and bookkeeper for many years in those businesses and loved her work.

Her greatest joys in life revolved around her family and friends. She is survived by her husband Kenneth Kruse of Big Lake; three daughters, Hilda Dupre and husband Randy of San Angelo, Martha Bridges and husband Mike of Elgin, and Brenda Iskra of Big Lake; one son Dennis Kruse and wife Vickie of Midland. She is also survived by one sister, Sue Stevens of Levelland, and four adoring grandchildren; Zac Iskra of Carlsbad, N.M., John Bridges of Austin, and Reagan & Brynn Kruse of Midland.

Services are entrusted to Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo. Pallbearers will be Zac Iskra, John Bridges, Dee Kruse, Terry Kruse, Brad Kruse, Deacon Jones, Mikel Jones, and Billy Morris.

The family would like to express gratitude to Dr. David Watkins, Rachel, Rudy, Emma, and the rest of the wonderful staff at Allison Cancer Center in Midland, Texas. Any memorials can be made to "Gifts of Hope", 301 N. Street, Midland, Texas 79701.
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Louder, Helen Ruth

Helen Ruth Louder, 86, of Stanton, died on Wednesday, September 28, 2005, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, September 30, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Stanton with Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery Stanton.

She was born to Noah and Ruth Range on November 12, 1918, in Waco, Texas and married Tull Ray Louder on December 22, 1945 in Dallas, Texas. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2001.

Mrs. Louder taught school at the Chapman Ranch which included children from the King Ranch, and Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas, which was her favorite teaching job. She also taught school in Stanton, Grady, and Garden City retiring in the early 1970's. Her hobbies were her children and grandchildren, she enjoyed storytelling and reading. She was a member of First Baptist Church, was active in church and Sunday School, was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi which she especially enjoyed, Stanton Music Club, worked with the American Cancer Society, was active in the American EX-POW, and worked with Cub Scouts.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ray and Judy Louder of Odessa, Jim Louder of Stanton, and Gene and Becca Louder also of Stanton; three grandsons, Darrell, Dewayne and Tullie Louder; two granddaughters, Carly and Sarah Louder; two great grandsons, Cory and Nicholas Louder and one great granddaughter, Brittny Robbins; two sisters, Catherine Willhoite of Long Beach, California and Joan Stark of Midland.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Haskel Range.

The family suggests memorials be made to, Buckners Childrens Home, P.O. Box 16206, Lubbock, Texas 79490 or to The American Cancer Society, 2304 W. Wadley, Midland, Texas 79705.

Arrangements under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
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Marshall, John W.

John W. Marshall was born February 14, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He moved to Midland in 1965. He passed away on September 25, 2005 in Midland. He worked for many years as an electrician.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Cynthia Marshall, and his children, Taisha Marshall and Melvin Marshall of Midland, Adam Marshall, Chris Marshall and Elizabeth Marshall, all of Odessa, Linda Kaye Marshall and John McVay Jr. of Big Spring, and Cecilia Carter of Lubbock; nineteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Ray Marshall, Larry Marshall and Ira Marshall Jr.; his sisters, Dorothy Kay Marshall, Estella Louise Jones and Ruth Gilbert.

Preceding him in death was a daughter, Merleane Marshall, and two brothers, Robert Marshall and Melvin Marshall.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Ebenezier Missionary Baptist Church, 2400 N. Tyler. Burial will be in Resthaven North Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.
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McCommon Jr., Robert M.

Robert Marion McCommon, Jr. was born to Robert and Evelyn McCommon on March 2, 1955. After a brave fight with lymphoma, Robert went to be with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 in Houston, Texas at the age of 50.

Robert is survived by his wife of 14 years, Sue Ellen (Thompson) McCommon, two sons, Robert Marion (Mackey) McCommon, III, and Tyler Thompson McCommon, all of The Woodlands, TX; parents, Robert and Evelyn McCommon of Snyder, TX; one brother, Joel Roger McCommon and wife, Shelley, of Houston, TX; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Robert was extremely active in numerous community organizations in Midland. He was President of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, President of the Permian Basin Landmen's Association, President of Midland Jaycees, and President of the UT Ex Association.

Robert's life leaves a legacy of love, faith in Christ, and a constant positive attitude and character reflected even through his lengthy battle with cancer. His family and countless friends have witnessed and incredible history of fond memories of a life well lived. He has touched more lives with his contagious laughter, zest for life, and unwavering love of the "Horns!''

He was an incredible gift to his family and their love for him will never end. He will be missed, but all are grateful that he is free from cancer and living for eternity in Heaven.

Robert and his family wish to express their thanks to his precious friends who have meant so much to him. They also wish to thank Dr. Jorge Romaguera for his compassion and care of Robert over the past 6 months.

I Corinthians 2:9 "Éno mere man has ever seen, heard, or even imagined what wonderful things God has ready for those who love the Lord.''

Each soul is a beautiful flower that passes from this earth, only to bloom anew in Heaven's garden.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Friday, September 30, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 9:00 A.M. Saturday, October 1, 2005 in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church of Midland. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the Permian Basin Area Foundation, 550 W. Texas Ave., Midland, Texas 79701.
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McWhorter, Melissa

Melissa McWhorter of Midland died Monday, Sept. 26. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Stonegate Fellowship. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park-North. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 31, 1969 in Lubbock and moved to Midland in 1979. She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship for 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rick McWhorter.

She is survived by a daughter, Kayla McWhorter; a son, Jacob McWhorter; her fiancé, Steve Brooks; her parents, Johnny and Kathy Poindexter; grandmother, Marilyn Pikinton; brother, Kelly Poindexter and one niece.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund that has been established for Kayla and Jacob McWhorter at Western National Bank, 508 W. Wall, Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2005.



Nobs, Richard "Rick"

Richard "Rick" Nobs, of Midland, passed away Monday, September 26, 2005.

He was born August 2, 1952 to Richard and Virginia Nobs in Bemidji, Minnesota. Rick was a gifted carpenter and loved hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends in his garage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Pat Haynie.

Rick is survived by his wife, Kathy Nobs of Midland, TX; daughters, Cheryl Tanton of Fort Worth, TX; Stephanie Gray and Tandy Poindexter, both of Midland, TX; sons, Jeff and Glen Ragland, both of Houston, TX; sister, Dorothy Walker of Dayton, OH; grandchildren, Jordyn Danielle and Caidyn Layne Tanton of Fort Worth, TX; Hailey Poindexter of Midland, TX; Crystal and Jeffrey Gray of Dallas, TX; Kylie and Lindsey Fournier of Houston, TX; Anna Ragland of England; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Thursday, September 29, 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, September 30, 2005 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Dean Kelly, Ralph Orlano, Melissa Young, Paul Anderson, Rusty Berry and Chris Holmquest. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Paulen and Jess Malone. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701 or Christ Church Midland, P.O. Box 3176, Midland, Texas 79702.
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Phillips, Herold

Herold Dexter Phillips, 82, of Midland, died Sunday, Sept. 25, at his residence. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the First United Methodist Church Glass Chapel with the Rev. Jan Reed officiating.

He was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Hooker, Okla., to John and Harriet Phillips and married Myrtle Owenbey Oct. 16, 1944 in Kansas City, Kan.

He served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1970 as Lieutenant Colonel. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He worked in real estate in Austin before retiring in Midland and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gene Phillips of Midland; two sons, Gary Phillips of Midland, and Ronald Phillips of Pflugerville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Walters of Amarillo and Jewell Packer of Guyman, Okla.

In leiu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, 79702, or First United Methodist Church, Homer Fort Sunday School Class, 305 N. Baird, Midland, 79701 or Spirit Wind, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3011 W Kansas, Midland, 79701.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.
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Putman, Horace L.

Horace L. Putman, 74, of Midland, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2005, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 30, 2005, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland with John Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2005 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home, 3800 N. Big Spring St. in Midland.

He was born on May 6, 1931, in Athens, Alabama and married Mary Alice Skinner on July 19, 1952, in Rayville, LA.

Horace lived in Midland for over 40 years. He loved to work on his cars and to go fishing but most of all he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He attended the Westpark Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Putman of Midland; son, Larry Putman and wife Karen of Midland; daughter, Susan Seay and husband David of Dothan, Alabama; four grandchildren, Keith Putman of Midland; Laura Rainey and husband Scott of Midland; Jonathan and Jeffrey Shedden both of Dothan, Alabama; two great grandchildren, Marcus and Janae Rainey; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Roy Greer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Noah & Emma Putman and one sister Betty Putman.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
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Read Jr., Robert

Robert Read Jr., 25, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2005, in Lubbock, Texas.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2005, at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 4601 Neely, Midland, Texas, with Father James Bridges officiating.

Robert was born in Houston, Texas, on June 19, 1980. After moving to Midland in 1987, he attended Midland Public Schools and graduated from Lee High School in 1998. He attended Midland College and graduated from UTPB with a Bachelors of Science degree in geology. He was employed by Unit Petroleum in Midland, Texas. He was a member of the West Texas Geological Society & the Gem and Mineral Society. At the time of his death, Robert was working on his Masters Degree and planned to continue with doctorate studies.

Robert is survived by his wife, Natalya Read of Lubbock, Texas; his parents, Esperanza (Hope) and Robert (Butch) Read, and a brother, Randy, from Midland.
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Rogers, Myrlene

BIG SPRING -- Myrlene Rogers, 92, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, at a local nursing home. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
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Thompson, Mary Ruth

Mary Ruth Anthony Story Thompson of Midland died Monday, Sept. 26. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 26, 1925 to Josiah and Mary Caigle Anthony of Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1943. She attended Texas Tech University and a member of the La Chap Social Club. She married James Story Feb. 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death. She latter married Joe Thompson Nov. 24, 1990. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Midland, where she served on the board of directors, the building committee and the pastoral selection committee. She volunteered with PTA, Girl Scouts and the Cerebral Palsy Center. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and the Children's Service League, the Midland Crime Prevention Commission, the Woman's Association and the Midland Junior Woman's Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Carol Dawson of Crockett and Lyn Story of Monroe, La.; two stepsons, Scott Thompson of Katy and Tim Thompson of Paso Robles, Calif,; three grandchildren; siblings, W.R. "Bill" Anthony and Joe Anthony, both of Lubbock, and Nell Huff of Sun City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to HospiceMidland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, 79702; First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 305 N. Baird, Midland, 79701; or the Jordan School of Crockett, 1303 E. Houston Ave., Crockett, 75835.
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Wyatt, Ron

Roy Wyatt, 67, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 27, at his residence. Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., today, Sept. 29, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

He was born June 14, 1938, in Charleston, W.Va., and was a machinist for Newport News Shipyard and later Lockheed Aviation.

He is survived by his wife Joann Wyatt of Big Spring; two daughters, Deborah Melton of Big Spring and Vanessa Dix of Keysville, Va.; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Troy Wyatt of Red Oak, Va. and Lloyd Wyatt of Paynesville, W.Va.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.myersandsmith.com.
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Foster, Bobby

STEPHENVILLE -- Bobby J. Foster, 70, died Sept. 27 in Stephenville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 30, at the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Stephenville.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherrie Fischer of Cherokee and Lynn Hughes of Stephenville; Sue Foster of Stephenville; sisters, JoAnn Purdy of El Paso, Jane Fleming of Las Cruces, N.M., and Betty Lesley of Stephenville; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Fosters Home For Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, Texas, 76401.

Online condolences may be made at: www.funeralhmtx.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.



Guthrie, John

Services for John Guthrie will be Monday, Oct. 3, at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Guthrie of Midland; two sons, Lloyd Horrell and Marvin Guthrie, both of Midland; one daughter, Opal Patterson of Brunsville, Minn.; and one sister, Nellie Moynahan of San Antonio.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.



Louder, Helen Ruth

Helen Ruth Louder, 86, of Stanton, died on Wednesday, September 28, 2005, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, September 30, 2005 at the First Baptist Church of Stanton with Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery Stanton.

She was born to Noah and Ruth Range on November 12, 1918, in Waco, Texas and married Tull Ray Louder on December 22, 1945 in Dallas, Texas. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2001.

Mrs. Louder taught school at the Chapman Ranch which included children from the King Ranch, and Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas, which was her favorite teaching job. She also taught school in Stanton, Grady, and Garden City retiring in the early 1970's. Her hobbies were her children and grandchildren, she enjoyed storytelling and reading. She was a member of First Baptist Church, was active in church and Sunday School, was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi which she especially enjoyed, Stanton Music Club, worked with the American Cancer Society, was active in the American EX-POW, and worked with Cub Scouts.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ray and Judy Louder of Odessa, Jim Louder of Stanton, and Gene and Becca Louder also of Stanton; three grandsons, Darrell, Dewayne and Tullie Louder; two granddaughters, Carly and Sarah Louder; two great grandsons, Cory and Nicholas Louder and one great granddaughter, Brittny Robbins; two sisters, Catherine Willhoite of Long Beach, California and Joan Stark of Midland.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Haskel Range.

The family suggests memorials be made to, Buckners Childrens Home, P.O. Box 16206, Lubbock, Texas 79490 or to The American Cancer Society, 2304 W. Wadley, Midland, Texas 79705.

Arrangements under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/29/2005 - 9/30/2005.
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Marshall, John W.

John W. Marshall was born February 14, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He moved to Midland in 1965. He passed away on September 25, 2005 in Midland. He worked for many years as an electrician.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Cynthia Marshall, and his children, Taisha Marshall and Melvin Marshall of Midland, Adam Marshall, Chris Marshall and Elizabeth Marshall, all of Odessa, Linda Kaye Marshall and John McVay Jr. of Big Spring, and Cecilia Carter of Lubbock; nineteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Ray Marshall, Larry Marshall and Ira Marshall Jr.; his sisters, Dorothy Kay Marshall, Estella Louise Jones and Ruth Gilbert.

Preceding him in death was a daughter, Merleane Marshall, and two brothers, Robert Marshall and Melvin Marshall.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Ebenezier Missionary Baptist Church, 2400 N. Tyler. Burial will be in Resthaven North Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/28/2005 - 9/30/2005.
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McCommon Jr., Robert M.

Robert Marion McCommon, Jr. was born to Robert and Evelyn McCommon on March 2, 1955. After a brave fight with lymphoma, Robert went to be with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 in Houston, Texas at the age of 50.

Robert is survived by his wife of 14 years, Sue Ellen (Thompson) McCommon, two sons, Robert Marion (Mackey) McCommon, III, and Tyler Thompson McCommon, all of The Woodlands, TX; parents, Robert and Evelyn McCommon of Snyder, TX; one brother, Joel Roger McCommon and wife, Shelley, of Houston, TX; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Robert was extremely active in numerous community organizations in Midland. He was President of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, President of the Permian Basin Landmen's Association, President of Midland Jaycees, and President of the UT Ex Association.

Robert's life leaves a legacy of love, faith in Christ, and a constant positive attitude and character reflected even through his lengthy battle with cancer. His family and countless friends have witnessed and incredible history of fond memories of a life well lived. He has touched more lives with his contagious laughter, zest for life, and unwavering love of the "Horns!''

He was an incredible gift to his family and their love for him will never end. He will be missed, but all are grateful that he is free from cancer and living for eternity in Heaven.

Robert and his family wish to express their thanks to his precious friends who have meant so much to him. They also wish to thank Dr. Jorge Romaguera for his compassion and care of Robert over the past 6 months.

I Corinthians 2:9 "Éno mere man has ever seen, heard, or even imagined what wonderful things God has ready for those who love the Lord.''

Each soul is a beautiful flower that passes from this earth, only to bloom anew in Heaven's garden.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, Friday, September 30, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 9:00 A.M. Saturday, October 1, 2005 in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church of Midland. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the Permian Basin Area Foundation, 550 W. Texas Ave., Midland, Texas 79701.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/29/2005 - 9/30/2005.
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Moore, Jack

Jack L. Moore of Midland died Thursday, Sept. 29.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born Nov. 16, 1924 to Mark and Edna Moore in Roxton and was raised and educated in Estelline. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1949. He married Dolores Ray Feb. 2, 1946 in Los Angeles, Calif. He was a member of the Amarillo Police Department for three years. Prior to his retirement, he was an air conditioning specialist with Pioneer Natural Gas Company for 30 years. He was a member of the Dune Divers Scuba Club, Eagles Lodge Dance Group, Lee High Boosters, numerous bowling leagues and the Midland Police Alumni. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels and the Midland Senior Center.

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

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Moore of Midland; daughter, Darla Aschbacher of San Antonio; two sons, Bruce Moore and Jerry Moore, both of Midland; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.



Nobs, Richard

Richard "Rick'' Nobs of Midland died Monday, Sept. 26.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 30, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 2, 1952 to Richard and Virginia Nobs in Bemidji, Minn.

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

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Nobs of Midland; daughters, Cheryl Tanton of Fort Worth, Stephanie Gray and Tandy Poindexter, both of Midland; sons, Jeff and Glen Ragland, both of Houston; sister, Dorothy Walker of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, Texas 79701 or Christ Church Midland, P.O. Box 3176, Midland, Texas 79702.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.



Phillips, Herold

Herold Dexter Phillips, 82, of Midland, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2005, at his residence. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2005 at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church Glass Chapel with Rev. Jan Reed, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

He was born on January 24, 1923, in Hooker, Oklahoma to John and Harriet (Carmack) Phillips. He married Myrtle Imogene Ownbey October 16, 1944 in Kansas City, KS.

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot, retiring in 1970 as Lieutenant Colonel. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He worked in real estate in Austin before retiring in Midland. Herold was a member of First United Methodist Church. Herold was devoted to his family .

Survivors include his wife, Gene Phillips of Midland, two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Alice Phillips of Midland, and Ronald and Gloria Phillips of Pflugerville, Texas; four grandchildren, Scott Phillips, Steven Phillips, Ashley Phillips, and Taylor Phillips and 3 great-grandchildren, two sisters Joye Walters of Amarillo and Jewell Parker of Guyman, OK and numerous extended family members.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702, or First United Methodist Church, Homer Fort Sunday School Class, 305 N. Baird, Midland, TX 79701 or Spirit Wind, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3011 W Kansas, Midland, Texas 79701.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.
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Putman, Horace

Horace L. Putman, 74, of Midland, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, in a Midland hospital.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 30, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland with John Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

He was born May 6, 1931, in Athens, Ala., and married Mary Skinner July 19, 1952, in Rayville, La. He lived in Midland for more than 40 years and attended the Westpark Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife; son, Larry Putman of Midland; daughter, Susan Seay of Dothan, Ala.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Greer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Emma Putman, and one sister.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.



Rogers, Lucy

BIG SPRING -- Lucy Myrlene Rogers, 92, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, in a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 30, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Jim Binnix and Ralph Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born March 31, 1913, in Hood County and married W. J. Rogers Dec. 25, 1932 in Howard County. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Rogers moved to Howard County in 1929. She and her husband farmed in the Fairview Community until 1974. Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker. She was a member of Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, A.G. Rogers of Big Spring, and Duane Rogers of Euless; one daughter, Juanez Broughton of Big Spring; seven grandchildren; 12 great-sgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a great-grandchild, eight brothers and three sisters.

Memorials may be made to Medina Children's Home, 21300 State Hwy 16 N., Medina, Texas 78055.

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 9/30/2005.



Sanders, Carrie

Carrie Sanders, 68, of Midland, died Sept. 28 in a local hospital.

Services are pending with Jackie Warren Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.



Turner, Kody

Kody Lee Turner died Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Greenwood Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.



Walker, Shug

Shug Copeland Walker, 77, died Sept. 28 in Midland.

Services will be 10 a.m. today, Sept. 30, at the Mexia Cemetery with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.

She was born May 22, 1928 to William and Pearl Neff in Colorado City and was a graduate of Draughns Business College. She retired from First Mexia Bank and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Candyce Wylie of Midland; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Rush Neff of Colorado City, Jack Neff of Midland, Tom Neff of Andrews and Joe Neff of Big Spring.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a daughter, a son, and husband, Garland Copeland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2005.




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