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Obits - Midland Reporter Telegram – 5th week of Sept., 2006

David G. Miller (View posts)
Posted: 4 Oct 2006 7:31PM GMT
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Cash, Rosine Frances

On September 18th, 2006, Rosine Frances Cash passed away. She was the mother of Midlander Karen Mendoza. Rosine was 94 years old. A memorial service was held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 23, 2006 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel, 3800 N. Big Spring in Midland. Rosine's body had lain in state Saturday, September 23 at the funeral home.

Rosine was born July 27th, 1912 in Scottsburg, Indiana. She was the 4th of 6 children of her parents, John and Edna Bixler. Rosine was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver, a granddaughter, Melissa, her eldest son, Rudy, 3 brothers, Ervin, Herbert and Johnny, a sister, Creta and her parents, John and Edna.

Rosine was a waitress for fifty years and retired when she was 71 years old. Rosine lived in Illinois and then moved to California in 1959. From 1960 until her death, Rosine collected cook books, mainly ones from different charities. She resided in California until 1995, when she and Oliver moved to Illinois and lived with her oldest son. In 2001, Rosine came to Midland to live with her youngest daughter. Rosine would spend summers in Illinois with 2 of her children and then in California with her son.

Rosine leaves to cherish her memory her son, Jerry and his wife, Carol of Illinois; her daughter, Rosine and her friend, Sven of Illinois; her son, David and his wife, Barbara of California; her daughter, Karen and her husband, David of Midland; her sister, Alma Mae Manthei of California; 23 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Karen wants her grandson, David to know that he took very good care of his Great-grandmother. She would also like to thank Hospice of Midland (Ann, Sheila, Charley, Yolanda and the guys) and Dr. P.K. Patel and his staff for their help and being her mom's doctor. Thank you to Stacy Lynn Wade for helping take care of Rosine for the last month.

Our Mom was always there for us. We love you, Mom!

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory in Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/22/2006 - 9/24/2006.
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Garcia III, Armando Paz

Armando Paz Garcia III, 'Gordo'

Armando Paz Garcia III, "Gordo" went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 21, 2006.

He was born on May 16, 1986 in Midland to Paz Armando Garcia and Benita Diaz Juarez.

Armando, was raised and educated in Midland and had attended Midland High School.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and cookouts. Armando was very respectful and humorous to everyone. He was helpful to his parents and others that were in need.

Armando was a member of Firmes en La Roca Church.

He was working for Maverick Well Pluggers of Midland as a derrick man.

He is preceded in death by his sister Caroline Arballo, Grandmother Cristina Garica, Great grandmothers Adan Perez and Benita Diaz, great grandfather Arturo Espinoza, Step great grandfather Rev. Jose Torres.

He is survived by Mother Benita Diaz Juarez of Midland, his father Paz Armando Garcia and step mother Eva Garcia both of Artesia, N.M., Grandparents Armando Garcia Sr. of Vado, N.M., Adela Juarez and Daniel Juarez both of Midland. Step grandparents Rose and Andy Abalos Saul and Margie Luna, Great grandmother Marcelina Quesada of Midland, Step great grandparents, Santos Torres and Maria Gomez, Three sisters, Samantha Arballo, Kimberly Arballo and Alexis Velazquez all of Midland, Step sister Consuelo Arballo of Midland, Two brothers, Michael Adam Garcia and Alejandro Velasquez both of Midland, Four step brothers, Daniel Castaneda, Sigifredo Arballo Jr., Armando Arballo and Manny Morales all of Midland. Numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and a host friends.

Prayer services will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at Pipkin Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Kelview Heights Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Paz Armando Garcia, Michael Garcia, Daniel Castaneda, Armando Garcia Sr., Daniel Juarez Jr., Arturo Juarez, Joe Juarez and Albert Tena.

Memorials may be directed to; Firmes En La Roca Church

1100 E. Hickory Midland, TX 79705.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may be e-mailed to: Pipkin@nts-online.net
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/24/2006.
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Henderson, Tracey

CRANE -- Tracey Henderson, 42 of Del Rio and formerly of Crane, died Friday, Sept. 22, in the Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Services are pending with Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/24/2006.

Hull, Annette

Annette Hull, of Midland, died Saturday, Sept. 23.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home, today, Sept. 24, between the hours of 3-5 p.m.

Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/24/2006.

Langley, Elizabeth

BIG SPRING -- Elizabeth Langley, 80, of Grapevine, formerly of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 22, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/24/2006.

Ramsey, Elton

Elton Ramsey

Elton Ramsey of Midland, Texas passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2006. Elton was born in Smith County, Tennessee, to Mary Lou and Joseph Franklin Ramsey, on December 20, 1920. At a very young age, Elton moved with his family to California. He graduated from Coalinga High School in California in 1940. On June 16, 1941, Elton enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country from June 1941 through November 10, 1945. Elton was stationed at Pearl Harbor beginning in January of 1942 and fought at the battle of Midway. While stationed in Los Angeles, Elton continued his education at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, from 1943-1944, and completed a BBA degree at Armstrong University in 1949.

Elton married Wanda Lee Watts on March 15, 1947 in Coalinga, Fresno County, California. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Richard and Peggy. Elton was employed by Sun Oil Company in 1949 in Coalinga, California, and was transferred to Midland, TX in 1964, retiring from the company in 1985. Midland continued to be his home.

Elton was a member of First Baptist Church, Midland, and the James Sunday School Department. For many years, he served as a docent at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, and was an active member of the Santa Rita Club.

Elton is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Franklin and Mary Lou Gentry Ramsey, three brothers, and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wanda; son Richard, his wife Paula, and grandson, Troy, of Douglas, Wyoming; daughter, Peggy, of San Antonio, Texas; one brother, Harold Ramsey of Dinuba, California; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Midland, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2006. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place online condolences please visit www.mem.com.

The family extends their thanks to everyone at Hospice of Midland and the Hospice staff at Midland Memorial Hospital, for their assistance, support, and care.

It is requested that memorials be sent to The Petroleum Museum, 1500 Interstate 20, Midland, Texas 79701, or to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/23/2006 - 9/24/2006.
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Requena, Ireneo

Ireneo Requena was born in Buena Vista, SOP, Mexico, June 28, 1934. He died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at the age of 72 years. He was a Church of Christ Minister for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Pablo, and a brother, Franciso.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 41 years, Maria Helena, a son Tito, his brothers,

Enrique, Refugio, Julio, Anasencio, Simon Ireneo, his sisters, Paula, Ebodia, Domitilla, Antolina, and Reynia.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Baeza, Rudy Lomeli, Carlos, Requena, Refugio Requena, Eddie Vasquez, and Margarito Artega.

Funeral Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Thomas Chapel with Brilan Briley, pastor of the Main St. Church of Christ officiating, burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/24/2006.
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Schedule, Wiley Junior

Services for Wiley Junior Schedule, 70, of Athens are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Coston officiating.

Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Malakoff. Mr. Schedule passed away Thursday after a short illness.

Mr. Schedule was born October 2, 1935 in Hubbard, Texas to the late Howard and Leona Schedule.

He was a resident of Athens since 1967 and was employed as a truck driver.

Mr. Schedule was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, 1994. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Travis Schedule of Athens, Jerald and Leigh Schedule also of Athens, two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Ron Hollaway, Mabank, Diane and Dennis Wright, Mansfield, eight grand children and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include Johnnie Rainwater, John Cross, Clint Cross, Rick Burgess, Joe Holder and Tracy Holder.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/24/2006.
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Wilkins, Billy Joe "B.J."

BIG SPRING -- Billy Joe "B.J." Wilkins, 39, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 23, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/24/2006.
Finlay, Harvey

Harvey Scott Finlay, 37, died Sunday, Sept. 24. Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Eden Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Leaday Cemetery. He was survived by his mother Donna Finlay of Lake Ivey; two daughters, Courtney Finlay of Lake Ivey and Stephanie Finlay of Hope, Ark.; one sister, Pam Sanford of Midland; one brother, Terry Finlay of Corpus Christi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2006.


Garcia III, Armando

Armando Paz Garcia III "Gordo" passed away Thursday, Sept. 21.

He was born May 16, 1986 in Midland to Paz Armando Garcia and Benita Diaz Juarez.

He was raised and educated in Midland.

He was working for Mavrick Well Pluggers of Midland.

He was a member of Firmes en La Roca Church.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Caroline Arballo; a grandmother; two great-grandmothers; and a great-grandfather and a stepgreat-grandfather.

He is survived by mother, Benita Diaz Juarez of Midland; his father, Paz Armando Garcia and stepmother Eva Garcia both of Artesia, NM; three sisters, Samantha Arballo, Kimberly Arballo and Alexis Velazquez, all of Midland; step sister Consuelo Arballo of Midland; two brothers, Michael Adam Garcia and Alejandro Velasquez both of Midland; four step brothers, Daniel Castaneda, Sigifredo Arballo Jr., Armando Arballo and Manny Morales, all of Midland and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and a host friends.

Prayer services were held Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Pipkin Chapel. Services will be held today, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. at Kelview Heights Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Park.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home.

Family messages and condolences may be emailed to: Pipkin@nts-online.net
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2006.


Hull, Annette

Annette Hull passed away peacefully after a long, courageous and inspirational battle with cancer on Saturday, September 23, 2006.

Annette was born in Odessa, Texas to Melvin and Eunice Land. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1957. The majority of her professional career was spent at Schlumberger Well Services. Annette married Wesley C. (Bub) Hull on January 31, 1987.

Survivors include her husband Wesley C. Hull of Midland, TX; children include Carol Gardner of Royse City, TX; Kathy Alverson of Dallas, TX; and Wade Perry and his wife Stacey of Arlington, TX. Annette has four grandchildren -- Justin and Kristen Gardner and Ryan and Haylie Perry.

Annette will be forever remembered by her family and the many others that she inspired.

Services were held on Monday, September 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at Fannin Terrace Baptist Church, 2800 Mogford, Midland, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gifts of Hope, c/o Mary Collier, Allison Cancer Center 301 N. "N" Street Midland, Texas 79701.

To place on-line condolences please visit www.mem.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/25/2006 - 9/26/2006.
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Langley, Elizabeth

BIG SPRING -- Elizabeth Langley, 80, of Grapevine, formerly of Big Spring and Andrews, died Friday, Sept. 22, at her residence. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Andrews Cemetery in Andrews with the Rev. Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church in Big Spring, officiating.

She was born October 26, 1925, at Chidester, Ark. to Henrietta and David Rhodes. She married William E. Langley April 17, 1944, in El Dorado, Ark. They moved to Andrews in 1950 and owned and operated Langley Welding and Construction until 1987, when retiring and moving to Big Spring. Her husband preceded her in death. She had lived in Grapevine for the past year.

She is survived by one son, Ronny Langley of Odessa; three daughters, Beth Snowden of Midland, Carol Plunkett Jerry of Andrews and Nancy Medellin Leo of Grapevine; eigth grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2006.


Nonic, Margaret

Margaret Marie Nonic, 58, died Thursday, Sept. 21, at a local hospital.

She was born June 24, 1948 in Las Vegas to the late Frank Fisher Jr. and Orie May Price Nonic.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a grandson.

She is survived by her son, Howard Sparbanie of Corsicana; Annamarie Guthrie of Midland; two brothers, Frank Fisher III and William J. Fisher of Lancaster; two sisters, Linda Conger of Midland and Liana Donahue of Alvin; grandchildren; six nephews; and 11 nieces.

No services will be held.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may be emailed to pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2006.


Wilkins, Billy Joe

BIG SPRING -- Billy Joe "B.J." Wilkins, 39, of Big Spring died Saturday, Sept. 23, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at Midway Baptist Church in Big Spring. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

He was born July 31, 1967, in Cleveland, to Emma and Norvin Wilkins. He attended Coahoma Schools through his sophomore year, his junior year at Big Spring High School and he graduated from Midland High School in 1987. He had been an assistant manager at Furr's Cafeteria in Big Spring. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Cory Wilkins and Cody Wilkins, both of Big Spring; mother, Sue Kautz of Big Spring; one brother, Willie Wilkins of Big Spring; a grandmother, two nieces, one nephew, three aunts and seven uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norvin Everett "Shorty" Wilkins; one uncle; and grandparents.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/25/2006.
Burford, Virginia Hinton

Mrs. Virginia Hinton Burford passed away Friday, September 22, 2006, in El Paso, Texas, after a long illness met with rare faith and resolve. She is survived and deeply missed by her children, Bill and Melinda Burford of Midland, and Betty and John Lang and Patricia Burford of El Paso; her grandchildren Benton and Will Burford of Midland, Susan and Victor Damasco of Fort Lewis, Washington, and Russell Lang of El Paso; and one great-grandson, Donovan Damasco of Fort Lewis. Also surviving are her brother and sister-in-law C.A. (Andy) Hinton of Mt. Pleasant, and nephews and nieces Chuck and Linda Hinton of Mt. Pleasant, Ross Hinton of Fredericksburg, David and Susan Hinton of Georgetown, and Margaret and David Hampton of Austin, as well as nephew Leo Ofenstein of Alpine and nieces Carolyn Whitworth of Manhattan Beach, California, Kathleen Montgomery and Melissa Ballas of Carrollton, and Beverly Coulter of Dallas. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Benton Burford, and daughter Kay Burford.

Mrs. Burford was born December 15, 1925, at Gainesville, Texas, to William Benton and Clara Griffin Hinton. The Hintons raised Virginia along with her brother, Andy, in Lockhart, Texas. Virginia received her associate's degree from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri in 1946 and her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in 1948. When she married Benton Burford in 1951, the young couple moved to Del Rio, where he practiced law and they began their family. In 1959, the Burfords moved to Mt. Pleasant, where they lived and were associated with the family businesses until 1973, when they returned to Del Rio, Mr. Burford again enjoying the general practice of law until his passing in 1975. During the remainder of the 1970's and through the 1980's, Mrs. Burford was a frequent companion to her parents in their last years. Then as throughout the remainder of her life she often found time to travel to the NAN Ranch in Faywood, New Mexico, for holidays and long family visits. Mrs. Burford moved to El Paso in 1992 to be nearer her children and grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Virginia Hinton Burford will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at University Presbyterian Church, 244 North Resler Drive, El Paso, Texas. Memorials may be made to the church for the support of its ministries.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/26/2006 - 9/27/2006.
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Hull, Annette

Annette Hull passed away peacefully after a long, courageous and inspirational battle with cancer on Saturday, September 23, 2006.

Annette was born in Odessa, Texas to Melvin and Eunice Land. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1957. The majority of her professional career was spent at Schlumberger Well Services. Annette married Wesley C. (Bub) Hull on January 31, 1987.

Survivors include her husband Wesley C. Hull of Midland, TX; children include Carol Gardner of Royse City, TX; Kathy Alverson of Dallas, TX; and Wade Perry and his wife Stacey of Arlington, TX. Annette has four grandchildren -- Justin and Kristen Gardner and Ryan and Haylie Perry.

Annette will be forever remembered by her family and the many others that she inspired.

Services were held on Monday, September 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at Fannin Terrace Baptist Church, 2800 Mogford, Midland, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Gifts of Hope, c/o Mary Collier, Allison Cancer Center 301 N. "N" Street Midland, Texas 79701.

To place on-line condolences please visit www.mem.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/25/2006 - 9/26/2006.
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McBryde, Doris Evelyn Seals "Grannie"

Doris Evelyn Seals "Grannie" McBryde, born December 8, 1920, to Garrett and Effie Lee Seals in Seymour, Texas, passed away September 25, 2006. Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, M. W. McBryde. She is survived by her children Carl McBryde and his wife Shirley, Bob McBryde, Marion McBryde and his wife Mona, all of Glenn Heights, Sue Carter and her husband Jerry of Corpus Christi and Kay McPherson of Midland, by sisters Edith Stone of Wichita Falls, Lavada Bradford of Plano, Genese Hicks of Brownwood, Billie Mauck of Las Vegas, Bettie Beemer of Possum Kingdom, Bonnie McDonald of Hearne, by a brother, Jackie LaFoy Seals of Midland, and by thirteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

Doris made her home in Midland for thirty-six years before moving to Glenn Heights in 1985 where she worked as property manager for McBryde Rentals. She was a faithful member of Cold Springs Church of Christ in Lancaster. Funeral Services will be held there at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/26/2006 - 9/27/2006.
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Moore, Nancy

Nancy Moore was born February 11, 1956 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma to Pauline and Melvin Parkhurst. She passed away September 21, 2006 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 50 years, 7 months and 10 days.

Nancy was born and raised in Oklahoma and considered herself a bona fide "Okie". She was often described as "happy-go-lucky", caring and always present to those in need, but most importantly she was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. Nancy was active in the Oklahoma community through volunteerism and continual support of those around her. Her kindness, dedication, dedication and love will be deeply missed. She was a Geological Technician for over 20 years, holding positions at Arrington Oil and was recruited 2 years ago by Devon Energy returning her to her home state.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline.

She survived by her two sons, J. Steven Moore, North Little Rock, AR and Poatrick W. Moore, Houston, Texas; father, Melvin Parkhurst, Cheyenne, OK; two sisters, Mira Burrows, of Altus, OK and Linda Pruitt, of Elk City, OK; two brothers, James and Leslie Walton, both of Edmond, OK and a host other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held under the direction of Whitney Funeral Service.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/26/2006.
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White, Mary

Mary Jane Smith White was born to Harland and Mary Smith in El Dorado, Kansas, December 8, 1947 and passed to our Lord September 22, 2006.

She grew up in Odessa, graduating from Permian High School. She is survived by her husband Arthur Lynn White, children Amy Marie Parker and Sean Christopher Lyssy, and step children Cheryl Annette Stark and Cynthia Shaylene Lopez. Ten grandchildren, and siblings, Sandy Keele, Marty Broker. Mark Smith and Joan Riley. Harland and Mary Smith and brother Dennis preceded her in death.

Jane as a devoted mother, grandmother and loving wife who enjoyed the time spent with her family and having the opportunity to fish, cook, and her great love for her animals, the two interests she pursued. Her passing will affect all who loved her and she will be greatly missed, both for the love and understanding she shared with family and friends.

Chapel services will be held at 2 p.m. September 26, 2006 at Andrews Funeral Home.

Services entrusted to Andrews Funeral Home, in Andrews, Texas.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/26/2006.
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Wilson, Hubert

ANDREWS -- Hubert D. Wilson 73, of Andrews died Monday, Sept. 25, at Permian Regional Medical Center in Andrews.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Andrews West Cemetery. The Rev. Dwayne Wheat of Big Spring will officiate. Arrangements are by McNett Funeral Home.

He was born March 12, 1933 in Stonewall County. He lived in Lubbock for several years and was a diesel mechanic for Rip Griffin Truck Stop until he retired in 1988. He moved to Andrews after he retired. He also lived at Lake Thomas and Lamesa before moving back to Andrews last December.

He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Wilson and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by two brothers, Troy Wilson of New Deal and Raymond Wilson of Meadow; two sisters, Orlena Boydston of Jayton and Mary Lou Spears of Alvin; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/26/2006.
Burford, Virginia Hinton

Mrs. Virginia Hinton Burford passed away Friday, September 22, 2006, in El Paso, Texas, after a long illness met with rare faith and resolve. She is survived and deeply missed by her children, Bill and Melinda Burford of Midland, and Betty and John Lang and Patricia Burford of El Paso; her grandchildren Benton and Will Burford of Midland, Susan and Victor Damasco of Fort Lewis, Washington, and Russell Lang of El Paso; and one great-grandson, Donovan Damasco of Fort Lewis. Also surviving are her brother and sister-in-law C.A. (Andy) Hinton of Mt. Pleasant, and nephews and nieces Chuck and Linda Hinton of Mt. Pleasant, Ross Hinton of Fredericksburg, David and Susan Hinton of Georgetown, and Margaret and David Hampton of Austin, as well as nephew Leo Ofenstein of Alpine and nieces Carolyn Whitworth of Manhattan Beach, California, Kathleen Montgomery and Melissa Ballas of Carrollton, and Beverly Coulter of Dallas. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Benton Burford, and daughter Kay Burford.

Mrs. Burford was born December 15, 1925, at Gainesville, Texas, to William Benton and Clara Griffin Hinton. The Hintons raised Virginia along with her brother, Andy, in Lockhart, Texas. Virginia received her associate's degree from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri in 1946 and her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in 1948. When she married Benton Burford in 1951, the young couple moved to Del Rio, where he practiced law and they began their family. In 1959, the Burfords moved to Mt. Pleasant, where they lived and were associated with the family businesses until 1973, when they returned to Del Rio, Mr. Burford again enjoying the general practice of law until his passing in 1975. During the remainder of the 1970's and through the 1980's, Mrs. Burford was a frequent companion to her parents in their last years. Then as throughout the remainder of her life she often found time to travel to the NAN Ranch in Faywood, New Mexico, for holidays and long family visits. Mrs. Burford moved to El Paso in 1992 to be nearer her children and grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Virginia Hinton Burford will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at University Presbyterian Church, 244 North Resler Drive, El Paso, Texas. Memorials may be made to the church for the support of its ministries.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/26/2006 - 9/27/2006.
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Butler, Jeannette

ODESSA -- Jeannette Butler, 82, of Odessa died Monday, Sept. 25, at her residence. She was born to John and Geraldine Rasbach in Flint, Mich.

In 1945 she married William Edward Butler of Oklahoma.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Her husband Bill preceded her in death in 2003; and her only sibling, John Adam Rasbach.

She is survived by daughters, Martha Moore of Odessa, Mary Ellen Calley of Odessa, and JoAnn Petzoid of Houston; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 27, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Nora Fitch officiating.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Women, First Presbyterian Church, in Odessa.

Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.


Duffy Sr., John A.

ANDREWS -- Funeral services are pending for John A. Duffy, Sr., 80, of Andrews. He died Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.


Fisher, Luella Mae Ivey "Lu"

Luella "Lu" Mae Ivey Fisher went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2006.

She was born on May 19, 1918 in Amarillo, Texas to Susie and "Red" Ivey. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and a son Billy and is survived by her son Bobby and his wife, Theresa and grandsons and wives William and Shaun, and Robert and Leigh. She was especially excited about the birth of her first great grandchild, Jacob and enjoyed seeing him grow and mature in the first two years of his life.

Lu was raised in the Texas panhandle and married Billy McGill Fisher in 1939. After working in the Pantex Bomb factory during WWII, she and Bill began a life in the "oil patch" that took them from Texas to most of the western United States, Canada, and Venezuela. They went to Midland, Texas in 1974 and remained there until 2001 when she moved to Montgomery, Texas to be near Bobby and Theresa. She was devoted to her family and her Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She spent much of her later years caring for Bill who was stricken with Alzheimer's disease and died in 2003. An avid bridge player her entire adult life, she believed that it kept her "on top of her game".

Lu will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but we know that she will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 27th at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, Montgomery, Texas. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 26th 5-7 p.m. Interment will be in the Klein Memorial Cemetery, Magnolia (FM 1488) immediately after the service under the direction of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home.

Pallbearers serving the family, William Fisher, Robert Fisher, Jerry Broom, Charles McMillan, Don Earnest, and Sam Clark.

The family asks that any memorials be sent to the Greater Houston Chapter of Alzheimer's Associates, 2909 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77025-9992.

You may leave memorial condolences to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.
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Harrison, Bennie C.

Funeral service for Bennie C. Harrison, 90, of Midland are pending at Jackie Warren Funeral Home. Bennie Harrison died Sept. 23. at a local hospital.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.


Henderson, Tracey Lynn

CRANE -- Tracey Lynn Henderson, 42 of Del Rio and formerly of Crane, died Friday, Sept. 22, in the Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m today, Sept. 27.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 27 in the Crane County Cemetery with Gene Klutts officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.

She was born Jan. 23, 1964 in Crane.

She is survived by her daughter Jacie Lynn Henderson and a host of family of friends.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.


Lopez, Daniel R.

LUBBOCK -- Daniel R. Lopez, 55, of Lubbock, died Sunday, Sept. 24.

He was born on July 27, 1951 in Coleman, to the late P.D. "Pete" and Francis Lopez on June 24, 1972. Daniel graduated from Coronado High School in 1971.

Survivors include his mother, Frances Lopez of Lubbock, two sisters, Teri Bollinger of Midland, Rachel Dodge of Lubbock, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of friends.

Native American Honors Burial will be at 10 a.m. today at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home of Lubbock.

His family will receive friends and family at 6 p.m. today at Calvillo Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.


McBryde, Doris Evelyn Seals "Grannie"

Doris Evelyn Seals "Grannie" McBryde, born December 8, 1920, to Garrett and Effie Lee Seals in Seymour, Texas, passed away September 25, 2006. Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, M. W. McBryde. She is survived by her children Carl McBryde and his wife Shirley, Bob McBryde, Marion McBryde and his wife Mona, all of Glenn Heights, Sue Carter and her husband Jerry of Corpus Christi and Kay McPherson of Midland, by sisters Edith Stone of Wichita Falls, Lavada Bradford of Plano, Genese Hicks of Brownwood, Billie Mauck of Las Vegas, Bettie Beemer of Possum Kingdom, Bonnie McDonald of Hearne, by a brother, Jackie LaFoy Seals of Midland, and by thirteen grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

Doris made her home in Midland for thirty-six years before moving to Glenn Heights in 1985 where she worked as property manager for McBryde Rentals. She was a faithful member of Cold Springs Church of Christ in Lancaster. Funeral Services will be held there at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram from 9/26/2006 - 9/27/2006.
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Moore, Imogene "Jean"

Funeral services for Mrs. Imogene "Jean" Moore, 76, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Thursday at the Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday at the Elmwood Memorial Cemetery in Abilene. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Cooper Funeral Home of Athens.

Mrs. Moore was born February 23, 1930 in Midland, Texas. She had resided in several locations including Midland and Houston. After retirement they moved to Athens.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband of 55 years, W. C. "Dub" Moore of Athens; children, Chris W. Moore and wife Elaine of Castle Rock, Colorado; Robbie Lynn Jones and husband Raymond of Tucson, Arizona; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Delores Ellis of Abilene; sister Deanie Jones of Abilene; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The family will receive condolences at the Cooper Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 6 - 8 PM.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.
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Nichols, Melba

BIG SPRING -- Melba Nichols, 77, of Big Spring, died Monday, Sept. 25, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 27, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park, with Rev. Pat Ray, pastor of Prairie View Baptist Church, officiating.

She was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Nevada County, Ark.

She was a longtime resident of Midland and Howard County. She was a member of Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Bob Nichols of Big Spring and Danny Nichols of San Angelo; three brothers, Edwin Herring of Tyler, Doy Herring of Midland and Larry Herring of Maryland; one sister, Wynell Bolton of Dallas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, % Sharon Harrell, 3200 Parkway, Big Spring, Texas 79720.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.


Rasure, John

John Rasure, formerly of Midland, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Lake Charles, La. Services are pending with Ellis Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.


Williams, James Andrew "Andy"

James Andrew "Andy" Williams, born June 18, 1960, died September 25, 2006, and through God's grace and mercy, now stands face to face with His Lord Jesus Christ.

Andy was born in Houston, raised in Midland, TX and graduated from Lee High School. An Aggie, Class of 1982, he earned Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical then Petroleum Engineering. He later received his MBA from the University of Houston.

His career focus was finance and management in the energy industry. Andy's passions were his wife and three daughters and service to their church.

Preceded in death by his father, Jim R. Williams, the joy of Andy's memory survives in Kathleen, his wife of 22 years, daughters Jennifer, Christine, and Caroline, his mother Gwen Williams of Midland, his sisters, Susie Tims of Waxahachie, TX, Karen Neely of Leawood, KS, and Ann Michalk of Houston as well as 18 dearly adored nieces and nephews.

Through his love for the Lord, he has touched many lives through his gentle strength.

The celebration of Andy's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 at the chapel at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas.

Visitation will be at Sparkman/Dickey Funeral Home, Wednesday, September 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Andy's memory to either Prestonwood Pregnancy Center 15757 Coit Rd. Ste 308, Dallas, TX 75248 or to SIM (Serving In Mission) PO Box 7900 Charlotte, NC 28241-7900.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/27/2006.
Anderson, Benjamin

Benjamin Anderson, 93, of Marina, California for 2 years and former resident of Midland, and Indianapolis, IN., died at home in Marina, CA on September 22. Born in Racine, WI., February 24, 1913.

Mr. Anderson was a retired geologist and worked for Skelly-Getty Oil Company for 38 years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Midland, American Association of Petroleum Geologist and the Midland Rose Society.

Preceded in death by his wife Ruby Lucille Anderson in October 2005.

Survived by his son David Anderson, Daughter-in-law Helen Anderson and granddaughter Hope Anderson of Marina, Ca.

Graveside services will be held at Wheeler Cemetery Wheeler, TX on Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

Donations will be donated to donor's favorite charity.

Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Chapel.

For more information, please visit www.struveandlaporte.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2006.
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Caraway, Betty

DECATUR -- Betty Caraway, 79, of Midland, died Thursday, Sept. 21. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the Sweetwater Cemetery, north of Decatur, with her grandson, the Rev. Darrin Caraway, officiating.

She was born Feb. 5, 1927 to William and Minnie Lambert in Decatur. She married Robert Caraway in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1979. She moved to Midland in 1993.

Survivors include her son, Bob Caraway of Midland; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters and a sister, Ruby Smith of Denton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Home Hospice, 901 W. Missouri, Midland, TX 79701.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory In Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2006.


Cawthon, Billy D. "Bill"

Billy "Bill" D. Cawthon, 78, of Festus, Missouri, formerly of Midland, died Tuesday, September 26, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born December 10, 1927 in Carey.

He was a retired Substance Abuse Counselor for Department of Criminal Justice, in Texas; Ordained Minister and also worked as Meat Manager and Supervisor for Super Market Chains in Texas.

He was a member of Twin City Church of Christ, in Festus, Missouri.

He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII.

He is preceded in death by his father Delmar Cawthon and his mother Lavada (nee Arnold) Cawthon; and three brothers and sisters.

He is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Ron) Sweet, of Festus, MO.; two sons Billy (Gwen) Cawthon of Mesquite, TX. and Vance (Evelyn) Cawthon, of Mesquite, TX.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles (Pat) Cawthon, of Big Spring, TX.

Visitations will be at 5-8 p.m., Thursday, September 28, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, Missouri. Then in state at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 29, 2006 at Twin City Church of Christ in Festus, Missouri.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 29, at Twin City Church of Christ in Festus, Missouri. Interment will follow at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crystal City, Missouri with Rev. Jeff Kenee, Pastor of Twin City Church of Christ, in Festus, Missouri officiating.

Memorials may be made to Twin City Church of Christ of American Cancer Society.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2006.
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Duffy Sr., John A.

ANDREWS -- Services for John A. Duffy, Sr., 80, of Andrews will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 28, at Northcrest Baptist Church in Andrews with the Rev. Harvey Enriquez of Andrews and Rev. Ron Ragland of Hobbs, NM officiating. Burial will follow in the Andrews Old Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.

He died Tuesday at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

He was born July 5, 1926 in Miles, to Pat Duffy and Addie Rose Gotcher Duffy. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He married Audra Lavern Duffy on February 3, 1948 in Andrews and they lived in Andrews from 1947-1948. He worked as a drilling superintendent for Superior Oil Company for 40 years, which took them all over the country. He was a member of Northcrest Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Lavern Duffy of Andrews; one son, John Duffy, Jr. of Odessa; one brother, Darrell Duffy of Cameron, La.; one sister ; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

To register, send condolences, or view the obituary; go to www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2006.


Hill, W. Ronald "Ron"

W. Ronald "Ron" Hill passed away early Wednesday morning, September 27, 2006 in Midland, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, September 29, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Midland with Rev. John Rech, officiating. A visitation will be from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2006 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel, 3800 N. Big Spring Street in Midland. A private internment was held at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Ron is survived and deeply missed by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Darlene Steele Hill, and his children, Pebble Winters and husband Glenn, and Roc'C Semmelbeck and husband Mark all of Midland; grandchildren Katie Stepp and husband Patrick of Dallas, Sara Hartsfield Valadez, Rachel Hartsfield, Ashley Winters, Sharee Semmelbeck, and Christopher Semmelbeck, all of Midland; and a great granddaughter Matilyn Valadez, also of Midland.

Ron was born in Newton, Kansas to Wilbur and Sylvia Hill, September 4, 1924 and attended public schools there, graduating in 1942. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad Company prior to entering the Air Force in February of 1943. As a sergeant, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in the Pacific theater of the war and was ultimately appointed to Warrant Officer at AAF headquarters in Hawaii working directly with the Commanding General. Ron attended and graduated from Kansas University in Lawrence with a B.S. in Business Administration, and Santa Fe's Institute of Business Economics at USC. He was a charter member of KU's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, an organization he remained affiliated with throughout his life. He resumed his career with the Santa Fe Railroad, which spanned some forty-five years, starting as a bill and voucher clerk and rising through the operating department secretarial ranks until being named Secretary to the President in Chicago in 1959. He was named Transportation Inspector at Wellington, Kansas three years later and General Transportation Inspector in Amarillo in 1964. He was promoted to Assistant Office Manager in 1966, Office Manager in 1968, and Assistant to the General Manager, a role he maintained until 1977. At that time he was named Vice President, Santa Fe Land Improvement Company and General Manager of Real Estate and Industrial Development for the Santa Fe Railway Company in Los Angeles. He was later moved to Chicago as Assistant Vice President of Personnel and Labor Relations until his retirement in 1986. Ron and Darlene then returned to Amarillo, Texas, where he accepted a position with the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. They recently relocated to Midland to be closer to family.

Ron was an active member of Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo. During his years in Amarillo he participated in a number of organizations, serving terms as President of YMCA Board of Directors, President of the Amarillo Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and was a tireless advocate of United Way of Amarillo. He was a long time Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow in that organization.

Ron was an avid tennis player and golfer, and served on the board of the Amarillo Country Club. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed his time with family and friends. Ron's unassuming, generous nature, contagious smile, and witty sense of humor will be greatly missed, but we rejoice in the assurance of his eternal life.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4400 N. Big Spring Street, Suite C32, Midland, TX 79705, Paramount Baptist Church of Amarillo Building Fund, 3801 S. Western, Amarillo, TX 79109 or your favorite charity.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory in Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2006.
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Neill, George Hardin

George Hardin Neill, age 78, passed away on the twenty sixth day of September, 2006.

George was born in Austin, on March 16, 1928, to Edmund Hood Neill and Florrie Cox Neill. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1945 and received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950 where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

After graduation, he joined the Western Company and retired after 40 years in an executive position. He was an active member of the SPE and AIME associations earning numerous honors and awards. He was an active golf enthusiast.

He was married to Gay Sanders in 1954. The Neills called Midland, Lafayette, La., and Ft. Worth home until they retired to the hill country at Fair Oaks Ranch, in 1993.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gay Sanders Neill, his two children Cheryl Neill Ayers of Dallas and George Michael Neill of Palm Springs, son-in-law Tom Ayers of Dallas, four grandchildren, Thomas, Jennifer, Mary Kate, and Rebekah Ayers, one sister, Brittie Holster of Midland, on brother, Dennie Neill and wife Cleatie of Garland, and brother-in-law Don Sanders and wife Wanda of Seminole, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held 29th day of September 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Boerne, Texas where he and his wife were active members. Internment will be at Oak Wood Cemetery in Austin, at 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements with Ebensberger Funeral Home, 111 Rosewood, Boerne, TX 78006.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/28/2006.
Brem, Joe

ODESSA -- Joe Brem, 78, a longtime resident of Odessa died Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Hospice House. He was born Aug. 27, 1928 in Fort Stockton. He worked for Coca-Cola for a number of years and was salesman of the month. He was of the Assembly of God faith.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dita Jo Brem, a son, Joe Lytt Brem, his parents, four brothers, and three sisters.

He is survived by his son, Keary Brem of Odessa, daughter, Becky Bouck of Midland, brother, Bob Brem of Paint Rock, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation 7-8:30 p.m. today, Sept. 29, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Crescent Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Jackie Brem officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice House or the charity of your choice.

Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2006.


Cagle, Warren

Warren "Dale" Cagle, 76, of Odessa died Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Parks Methodist Village.

Services will be Monday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. at Graveside. Interment will follow at Stag Creek Cemetery in Rising Star.

He was born in Comanche.

Survivors include one son, Chris Cagle of Odessa; one daughter, Cathy Miller of Odessa; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2006.


Iverson, Wendell

Wendell Welch Iverson of Midland, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, at his ranch home in Val Verde County. He was born Oct. 14, 1941 to S.J. and Marjorie W. Iverson in Fort Worth.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2800 W. Louisiana Ave., Midland, Texas.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2006.


Manning, A. V.

COLORADO CITY -- A.V. (Allen) Manning, 86, died at his residence in Colorado Lake, Tuesday morning. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at Colorado City East Side cemetery under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home. Survivors are two brothers, Marvin and C.M. Manning of Midland, Alma Faye Posey of Snyder, Birdie Hornsberger of Sweetwater, and Emma Mae Light of Monett, Mo. A.V. Manning was the owner of LakeView camp of Colorado Lake since 1979 and was a business owner in Midland for a number of years before that time.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2006.


McCann, ElWanda Marie

ElWanda Marie McCann, 80, of Hobbs passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at her residence while surrounded by her family. She was born October 29, 1925 in Goldthwaite, Texas to Charles and Kathrine Townsend. On December 20, 1946 she married Yulice A. "Mac" McCann, in Graford, Texas and has been a resident of Hobbs, New Mexico since 1960.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Diane McCarty and husband Butch of Hobbs, Annel Lopez and husband David of Midland; three grandchildren, Daniel McCarty and wife Amanda of Waco, Dustin McCarty and girlfriend Susan McBrayer of Hobbs, Heather Lopez of Midland; one brother, Ira Townsend of Hamilton, and very close friend, Lisa Raines of Midland, Texas.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bobby Wayne Townsend, Grafton Townsend and one sister Jewel Lee Boyd. Also preceding her in death were three grandchildren James McCarty, Michael McCarty and Samuel Creech.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 29, 2006 at 10:00 am at Prairie Haven Memorial Chapel with Mr. D.A. Cochran officiating. She was also a member of Taylor Street Church of Christ. Memorial donations may be made to the America Cancer Society.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2006.
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Powers, Vera

Vera Powers, of Odessa, died Thursday, Sept. 28.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home Saturday, Sept. 30, between the hours of 10-11 a.m. Graveside services have been scheduled for 3 p.m. the same day at Resthaven Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place online condolences please visit www.mem.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2006.


Yarborough Sr., William

William Blake "Dub" Yarborough Sr., of Midland, died Thursday, Sept. 28. The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 30, between 5-7 p.m. A memorial service has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place online condolences please visit www.mem.com.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/29/2006.

Cagle, Warren "Dale"

Warren "Dale" Cagle, 76, of Odessa passed away September 27, 2006 at Parks Methodist Village.

Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Monday at Stag Creek Cemetery in Rising Star, Texas. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Dale was born on August 25, 1930 in Comanche County, Texas to Jack and Jewel (Chambers) Cagle. He was a member of the Air Force and fought in the Korean conflict. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge Hope No. 481 in Comanche, Texas. Dale retired from Plains Machinery.

He is survived by his son Chris Cagle and wife Sandy of Odessa; daughter Cathy Miller and husband Johnny of Odessa; grandchildren Brandy and James Elrod, Chad Cagle, Brice Cagle, Ashly Cagle; great grandchildren Alex Beene, KayCee Elrod, Emily Elrod; lifelong friend Kay Loy Cagle of Odessa and special friend Myra Nell Gore of Comanche.

Services entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2006.
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Harrison, Bennie C.

Bennie C. Harrison died Saturday, September 23, 2006. He was the only son of the late William and Zonia Harrison, born on October 7, 1915, in Bryan, Texas.

Mr. Harrison attended the local schools and completed his high school education at Kempo High School, in Bryan, Texas. In 1950, he was joined in holy matrimony to the love of his life, Willie Mae Watson Simmons.

An outstanding citizen of Midland, Texas, Bennie was recognized for his community service. He was active with the Tall City Lions Club and he coached young men who participated in his favorite sport, baseball. One of his greatest thrills was his presence at a World Series baseball game when the Dodgers played in Los Angles, California. He was also known for the great barbeque that he made and one of his legacies remaining with his family is his personal barbeque sauce recipe.

His beloved wife, Willie Mae, his parents, William and Zonia Harrison, and a sister, Elza Mae Gibbs, preceded him in death.

His survivors inclusde: his daughter, Eva Lois Jones of Bryan, Texas; his sons, George Simmons and Codis Simmons of Las Vegas, Nevada; his grandchildren, Darrell Nash, Lucretia Whitaker, Morris Whitaker, Kenny Jones, and Briggitte Jones also of Texas, Stephanie Simmons, Stephen Simmons, Stacie Simmons, and Christopher Simmons all of las Veagas, Nevada; great-grand children, Meosha nasj, Alfred Walker, Brittany Whitaker, De Von Whitaker, Evanna Whitaker, Melvin Cruz, Tavia Cruz, Taijan Matkins, Kenny "KJ" Jones, JR. all of Texas, Joseph Simmons, Jayd'n Simmons, Carlton G. McGee and Cameron McGee all of las Vegas, Nevada; his sister, Rhunia Bell Moore of Altadena, California, a beloved niece, Daelene Sims, a nephew, Julius Jones, his devoted caregivers, Maryanne and Randy Small, a daughter-in-law, Eva Goins Simmons, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at Greater St. Luke A.M.E. Church, 401 South Adams Strett, Midland, Texas, 79701, Rev. Danny R. Poe, Pastor and Rev. Dennis Hodge, Officient.

Arrangements Jackie Warren Funeral Home, Frankklin D. "Jackie" Warren, Proprietor, 702 S. Terrell, Midland, Texas 79701.

Interment Resthaven Mememorial Park, 4616 N. Big Spring, Midland, Texas.
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Hodge, Elton

Elton Leroy Hodge, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 28, at Midland Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 19, 1923 in Farmersville, La. to the late William and Alice Hodge.

He was raised and educated in Farmersville.

He entered the Army in 1942 and served during World War II. After his discharge, he married Mary M. Kennedy on Jan. 8, 1946 in Haile, La.

He was owner and operator of Southside Auto Parts

He was of the Baptist faith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and seven sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hodge of Midland; three sons, Ed Hodge, Larry Hodge and Billy Hodge, all of Midland; four daughters, Linda Gardner and Debbie Hadaway of Midland, Mary Ann Syler of Colorado City Lake and Candy Youngs of Midland; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Services will be held Monday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home. Family messages and condolences may be emailed to Pipkin@nts-online.net.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2006.


Johnston, Dalton

BIG SPRING -- Dalton D. "D.D." Johnston, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 28, in a Midland hospital.

His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2006.


Powers, Vera

Vera Powers passed away Thursday, September 28, 2006 at Seabury Nursing Center in Odessa where she had resided since July of this year. A long-time Midland resident, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Powers, in 1997.

She is survived by her sister, Mattie Ann Jensen of California; daughter, George Ann Benson and son-in-law, Al Benson of Lubbock; her son, Gray Powers and daughter-in-law, DeAnn Powers of Dallas; and her daughter, Pat Austin and son-in-law, David Austin of Odessa. Also surviving her are her beloved grandchildren, Kelsey and Rick Powers and Stefany and Travis Austin. She is also survived by her devoted caregiver, Martha Ramirez of Midland.

Vera was an avid Bridge player, bowler and crossword puzzler. She volunteered for many years with the Women's Auxiliary at Midland Memorial Hospital. She was a long time member of the Santa Rita Club and a faithful volunteer worker at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum and Hall of Fame. She was a member of Memorial Christian Church in Midland.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home Saturday, September 30, 2006 between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Graveside services have been scheduled for 3:00 P.M. the same day at Resthaven Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place on-line condolences please visit www.mem.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your favorite charity.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2006.
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Ramos, Augustine C.

Funeral services for Augustine C. Ramos, 79, of Stanton have been set for Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Felix Cubelo officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be recited Friday, September 29, 2006.

Augustine C. Ramos was born October 26, 1926 in Gonzales, Texas. He passed away September 28, 2006 in Odessa, Texas.

He worked for the Martin County Road and Bridge Department and also for Rustys Oil Field Service for 18 years.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be greatly missed by his family and all of those who knew him.

He was a very active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. where he was a Knight of Columbus, and a Cursillista.

He is preceded in death by his parents Alfredo and Guadalupe Ramos. Three brothers Merejildo Cano Ramos Sr., Jose Ramos and Guadalupe Ramos. Two sisters, Theodora Fabila and Maria Ramos.

Survivors include his wife Josefa Ramos of Stanton, Texas; two sons, Thomas Ramos of San Antonio, Texas, Auggie Ramos of Stanton, Texas; two daughters Teri Marquez of Stanton, Texas, Jeanne Rodriguez of Midland, Texas; three brothers Adolfo Ramos of Lubbock, Alfredo Ramos and Frank Ramos both of Plains, Texas; five sister Delfina Ortiz of Del Rio, Texas, Helen Monteil, Lydia Mendez, Maggie Castro, and Suzanna Ochoa all of Lubbock, Texas; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Auggie Ramos, Eric Ramos, Sammy Rodriguez Jr., Jason Rodriguez Sr., Sammy Rodriguez Sr. and Manuel Marquez, Jerry Baeza, and Rusty Allred.

Honorary pallbearers are Jason Rodriguez Jr., Jordan Rodriguez, Alijay Rodriguez, Elisandro Hernandez, Nathaniel Lopez, Maximus Lopez.

Funeral services are under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home & Chapel.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2006.
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Rasure, John

John Rasure, 59, of Lake Charles, La. and formerly of Midland, died Tuesday, Sept. 26.

He was born Nov. 6, 1946 to Frank Rasure and Euna Fay Rasure in Odessa. He was baptized at Bellview Baptist Church in Midland. After graduating high school at Midland Lee, He went to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he received his bachelor's degree. He was the president of Rasure Oil Company until 1990. He was presently employed as the executive host of the L'Auberge du Lac Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, La.

On Oct. 31, 1996 John married Kathleen.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Rasure; maternal grandparents, Wes and Mollie Cawthron; and paternal grandparents, William Lewis and Maude Ona Kiker Rasure.

He is survived his wife, Kathleen Rasure of Lake Charles; his mother, Euna Fay Rasure of Midland; his step-mother, Nelda Rasure of Midland; one sister, Becky Bozich and their daughter, Katherine of the Woodlands; a brother, Don Rasure and their two children, Kelsie and Korey of Midland.

Memorial services will be held in Lake Charles preceding services in Midland, which are set for Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Dyer and Billy Raies presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place on-line condolences please visit www.mem.com. A private ceremony will follow for family and pallbearers at Resthaven Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Christian Life Center, 2901 W. Kansas (79701), First Baptist Church, 2104 W. Louisiana (79701) or Midland Christian School, 2001 Culver Drive (79705), all in Midland.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2006.


Scott, Ivan

BIG SPRING -- Ivan M. "Scotty" Scott, 96, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 29, in a local nursing home.

His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2006.


Yarborough Sr., William Blake "Dub"

William Blake "Dub" Yarborough, Sr. passed away on September 28, at the age of 92. A true gentleman in every sense of the word, he was born in Fredericksburg, Texas on August 26, 1914, the oldest child of James Leonard and Ruth Owen Yarborough. Shortly after the birth of his sister, Edna Marie in 1916, his family moved to San Antonio.

Dub loved sports, excelling in both baseball and basketball while in High School. He graduated from San Antonio's Brackenridge High School in 1932. Between High School and College he worked for the Yarborough Coffee Company in Corpus Christi.

He attended the University of Texas. While in college he was very active in athletics and was a second baseman on UT's intramural team. He was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Dub chose geology for a career and in June of 1940 graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in geology.

In August of 1940 Humble Oil & Refining Co. hired him to work in their Houston Office. On December 6, 1941 he married the love of his life and college sweetheart Katherine "Kay" Searcy Kleberg. The next day the newlyweds heard the news that Pearl Harbor had been attacked. He was commissioned a Lieutenant JG in the U.S. Navy on May 19, 1942 and saw active duty in the Photographic Intelligence Division assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theatre.

In April of 1946 he retired from the Naval Reserve and returned to Humble Oil and Refining Co. At his request he was assigned to the West Texas-New Mexico Division. Due to the housing shortage, it was some months before Kay and his infant son Jimmy, could join him in Midland, which proved to be the perfect place to raise a family and make lasting friendships.

In December 1951, he resigned from Humble and struck out on his own to be an Independent Geologist in the oil and gas business. In 1978 he became a Director of King Ranch, Inc. and was elected Vice President of their oil and gas activities. In 1980 King Ranch, Inc. formed its subsidiary King Ranch Oil and Gas, Inc. Dub became the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of this new company. He managed the business from Midland until his retirement in 1988. From 1988 to 1995 he concentrated on running his own ranches and oil and gas interests. In 2001 Dub received the Pioneer Award from the West Texas Geological Society honoring his 60 years in geology.

Dub's interests included geology, ranching, horse racing, hunting, baseball and golf. In 1965 he received the Big Bend Soil and Water Conservation District "Conservation Rancher of the Year" award. In 1996 he and his family ran the horse "Rare Ruler" in the All American Futurity. Dub served on the Board of the original First National Bank of Midland from January 13, 1959 until the fall of 1983. He was also a member of the Exchange Club of Midland. Dub and Kay were long time supporters of numerous West Texas charities and community organizations. They were members of the First Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Katherine Kleberg Yarborough and his sister, Edna Marie Guest. Dub is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Susan Yarborough and Blake and Becky Yarborough of Midland, Texas; his daughter Linda Yarborough of San Antonio, TX; his grandchildren Justin, Jordan and Taylor Yarborough, Katrina and James Yarborough, William C. "Dub" and Brooke Yarborough and a nephew Dalton Neill of Comfort, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Yarborough, Blake Yarborough, Dalton Neill, Peter Larkin, Ed Magruder, Richard Bott, Raul Rodriguez, Justin Yarborough, Taylor Yarborough, James Yarborough and William C. "Dub" Yarborough.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Harvey Herd, Bill Johnston, Leroy Denman, Richard "Tres" M. Kleberg, III, Stephen "Tio" Kleberg, Scott Kleberg, Dr. Richard Sugden, Mike Reynolds and Dick Reynolds.

The family will receive friends at Ellis Funeral Home Saturday, September 30, 2006 between the hours of 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. Memorial services have been scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Sunday, October 1, 2006 at First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. To place on-line condolences please visit www.mem.com.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to everyone who helped care for Dub, especially longtime household employee Raul Rodriguez; all of the private in-home caregivers and Jason Hudson and everyone at Hospice of Midland. We will all miss him greatly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to "The Yarborough Foundation", a private charitable foundation, located at 200 N Loraine St., Suite 1400, Midland, TX 79701. or a charity of choice.
Published in the Midland Reporter-Telegram on 9/30/2006.






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