Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Nell Brown
ODESSA _ Nell Brown, 84, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Canterbury Villa in
Dimmitt.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Odessa Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Eldorado and came to Odessa in 1919 from Fort Stockton. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Several nieces and nephews.

Erma Herrin
ODESSA _ Erma Marie Herrin, 81, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Jack Watkins
officiating. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Elgin and was a 50-year resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Son, Frank Jerry Herrin of Odessa; daughter, Ruby J. Boulton of Odessa; sisters,
Ollie Mae Hickman and Alma A. Pettis, both of Overton; brother, J.F. Pettis of Overton; nine
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Alexandra Luker
MIDLAND _ Alexandra Nicole Luker, 3-month-old daughter of Dennis and Michelle Luker of Midland,
died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord with the Rev.
James Otterness officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Midland and was a resident of Midland.
SURVIVORS: Parents; grandparents, Mike and Patty Loftis of Midland, Mike and Linda Pepoff of New
Braunfels and J.R. and Joanne Luker of Odessa; great-grandparents, O'Neil and Gwenlyn Loftis of
Midland and Albert and Alva Clough of San Antonio; and great-great-grandparent, Walton O. Loftis of
Midland.

Nolberto Martinez Sr.
ANDREWS _ Nolberto Martinez Sr., 58, a laborer, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Permian
General Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Bernard Gully officiating. Burial will be at Andrews
North Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Sanderson and was a resident of Andrews.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Juanita Perez Martinez of Andrews; son, Sonny Martinez Jr. of Andrews; daughters, Paula Carrasco of Los Angeles, Calif., and Teresa DeLacruz and Rachel Trevino, both of Andrews; stepbrother, Ramon Martinez of Plainview; stepsisters, Cecilia Mendoza of San Angelo and Francisca Naverette of Alpine; and 14 grandchildren.

Cruz Vasquez
MARFA _ Cruz L. Vasquez, 87, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Medical
Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa. Burial
will be at Merced Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa.
She was born in Shafter and came to Odessa in 1947 from Marfa. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Roberto J. Vasquez, Fermin Vasquez Jr. and Raul L. Vasquez, all
of Odessa; daughters, Priscilla Suarz of Las Vegas, Nev., and Frances Cruz Militscher of
Long Island, N.Y.; 25 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Mary Jo Whitley
ODESSA _ Mary Jo Whitley, 61, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Brownwood and was a resident Odessa since 1952.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Eugene Whitley Jr. of Odessa and Ricky Ray of Thailand; daughter,
Daniece Hagen of Odessa; brother, Floyd Ray Baty of Brownwood; four grandchildren; and
one great-grandchild.

Betty Carter
ODESSA _ Betty Jean Carter, 76, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Brewton, Ala., and was a resident of Odessa since 1981. She was a Methodist. SURVIVORS: Husband, Hobart E. Carter of Odessa; daughter, Dianne Hernandez of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.

Ott Cook
BALMORHEA _ Ott Cook, 90, a cowboy and farmer, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Big Spring.
Services were held Monday at the First Baptist Church in Balmorhea with the Rev. Rick Moon officiating. Burial was at Balmorhea Cemetery. Arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring.
He was born in New Braunfels and was a resident of Big Spring. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Edna Cook of Big Spring; sons, Pecos Cook of Balmorhea and Jack D. Cook of Odessa; daughters, Juanita Rogers of Lubbock, Wanda Stanley of Odessa, Dolly Bryant and Vera Martin, both of Big Spring, and Linda Armstead of Levelland; sister, Eva Pennington of Comfort; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Bess Hamilton
LUBBOCK _ Bess Hamilton, 81, a teacher, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Lubbock.
Funeral services were held at Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Arrangements by Sanders Funeral Home.
She was born in Godley and was a resident of Lubbock. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, D. Clyde Hamilton, Jr., of Bastrop and Jack Hamilton of Topeka, Kan.; daughters, Mary Ray of Lubbock, Martha Tipps of Hereford and Billie Zellars of Odessa; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Sallie Henson
LIBERTY _ Sallie Mae Henson, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in Kermit.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fair Lawn Cemetery in Liberty. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Sour Lake and was a resident of Monahans. She was a member of First Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Roy D. Henson of Monahans; daughter, Agnes Huss of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Audra Lewis
KERMIT _ Audra E. Lewis, 84, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in Kermit.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. MST Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Jal, N.M., with Milton Langston officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in San Saba and was a resident of Jal, N.M. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jerry Lewis of Kermit; daughter, Jane Teasley of Jal, N.M.; brothers, W.J. Deeds of Odessa, Pat Deeds ofTexas; sisters, Nora Henderson of San Angelo and Marieta Dunn of Abilene; 10 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Lula Mitchell
COLEMAN _ Lula Mae Mitchell, 88, a seamstress, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Coleman.
Services were held Monday at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Boyd officiating. Burial was at Coleman Cemetery. Arrangements were by Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born in Anson and was a lifetime resident of Coleman. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Osie Lee Mitchell, Jimmy Wayne Mitchell and Delbert Mitchell, all of Coleman, and Douglas Mitchell of McCamey; brother, Ike Keeney of Abilene; sisters, Gladys Slayton and Christine Turner, both of Coleman; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Elvena Russell
ASHMORE _ Elvena Russell, 83, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Ashmore Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Mosley officiating. Burial will be at Loop Cemetery. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Kiowa County, Okla., and was a resident of Loop. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Arthur Russell of Loop; daughter, Louvena Hand of Seminole; and two grandchildren.

Bess Hamilton
LUBBOCK _ Bess Hamilton, 98, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Lubbock. Services were held at Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Gene Hawkins officiating. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Arrangements by Sanders Funeral Home. She was born in Godley and was a resident of Lubbock. She was a Baptist. SURVIVORS: Sons, D. Clyde Hamilton Jr., of Bastrop and Jack H. Hamilton of Topeka, Kan.; daughters, Mary B. Ray of Lubbock, Martha Tipps of Hereford and Billie Zellars of Odessa; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Jonathan Luna
FORT STOCKTON _ Jonathan D. Luna, 1-month-old son of Cesar Luna and Christina Sheehan, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Pecos County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Vasquez officiating. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home. SURVIVORS: Parents; grandparents, Paul and Ramona Sheehan and Manuel and Yolanda Luna, all of Fort Stockton; great-grandparents, Emma Casebier and Maria Luna, both of Fort Stockton, Richard Bedier of Green River, Utah, and Juana Perales of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Clemmie Ollom
FORT STOCKTON _ Clemmie A. Ollom, 92, an airplane assembler, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Fort Stockton Nursing Center. She was born in Rhome and was a resident of National City, Calif. SURVIVORS: Several nephews and nieces.

Domitila Sanchez
MARATHON _ Domitila Sanchez, 92, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center. Mass was celebrated Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Deacon Alex Reyes officiating. Burial was at the Marathon Cemetery. Arrangements were by Geeslin Funeral Home. She was born in San Vicente and was a resident of Marathon since 1968. She was a Catholic. SURVIVORS: Sons, Domingo Hernandez of Fort Stockton and Isiar Yharte and Chelao Yharte, both of Midland; daughters, Antonia Yharte of Midland and Consuelo Estrada and Canderlio Hernandez, both of Marathon; brother, Antonio Yharte of Midland; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Cora Turner
IDALOU _ Cora L. Turner, 87, a retired manager of Idalou Public Schools cafeteria, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, in Lubbock. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church at Idalou with the Rev. Calvin Gray officiating. Burial will be at the Idalou Cemetery. Arrangements by White Funeral Home of Idalou. She was born in Munday and was a resident of Idalou. She was a Baptist. SURVIVORS: Son, Bill Turner of Odessa; daughters, Sue Kelley of Odessa and Polly Turner of Idalou; brothers, Leonard Humphries of Greenville and Ray Humphries of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Dossie Wilson
ODESSA _ Dossie Pearl Wilson, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at Seabury Nursing Center. Graveside services were held Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Clydell Chapman officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. She was born in Russellville, Ark., and was a resident of Odessa. She was a Methodist. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Peggy English of Odessa; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Patricia Bullock
ANDREWS _ Patricia ``Pat'' Sue Bullock, 67, a retired L'Oreal Cosmetic saleswoman, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Andrews. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Andrews Old Cemetery with the Rev. Ramsey Humphries officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home. She was born in Patrolia and was a resident of Andrews. SURVIVORS: Husband, Carl E. Bullock of Andrews; son, Jeffrey Bullock of Andrew; mother, Erma May (Gross) Wright of Andrews; and brother, William Harold Haws of Houston.

Earl Crawford Jr.
LAUREL, MISS. _ Earl Crawford Jr., 72, owner and operator of Laurel Patrol Services of 37 years, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at South Central Regional Medical Center. Services were held Monday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Regan officiating. Burial was at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Memory Chapel Funeral Home. He was born in Louisiana and was a resident of Laurel. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was a Protestant. SURVIVORS: Wife, Nonnie B. Crawford of Laurel; son, Steven Crawford of Moselle; daughter, Janet Geddie of Laurel; brother, Fred Crawford of Colorado City, Texas; sister, Mary Whitt of Monahans; and three grandchildren.

Josefa Duarte
SANDERSON _ Josefa O. Duarte, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Pecos County Memorial Hospital. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. James Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Vasquez officiating. Burial will be at Santa Rita Cemetery. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home of Alpine. She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a resident of Sanderson since 1930. She was a Catholic. SURVIVORS: Son, Santiago Duarte Sr. of Austin; daughter, Consuelo D. Carroll of Sanderson; stepdaughter, Refigia Duarte Sanchez of Monterrey, Mexico; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Ernesto Dutchover
BALMORHEA _ Ernesto Dutchover, 76, a farmer and laborer, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Reeves County Hospital. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will be at Balmorhea Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home of Pecos. He was a lifetime resident of Balmorhea. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a Catholic. SURVIVORS: Wife, Louisa S. Dutchover of Balmorhea; sons, Adan S. Dutchover and Raymond S. Dutchover, both of Odessa, and Daniel S. Dutchover of Balmorhea; daughters, Adela J. Roman and Yolanda F. Dominguez, both of Odessa, and Billie Faye D. Valdez of Lovington, N.M.; brothers, Edward Dutchover Sr. of Fort Davis, Wilfed Dutchover of Morton and Alfred Dutchover of Indio, Calif.; sisters, Vicky Solano of Levelland, Elvira Gonzales of Rupert, Idaho, Lovilia Salcido of Odessa, Lupe Mendoza of Pecos and Elena Bently of Fort Davis; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Charles Halliburton
HOBBS, N.M. _ Charles T. Halliburton, 50, a former employee of Mississippi Potash Mines of 29 years, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Services wil be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Street Church of Christ with Eli Borden officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Inc. He was born in Hobbs and was a resident of Hobbs. SURVIVORS: Wife, Sherri Halliburton of Hobbs; son, David Halliburton of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a sister, Lajuan Miles of Odessa.

Mildred Maddox
HENDERSON _ Mildred W. Maddox, 72, an employee with the Texas Education Agency, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Sherrill officiating. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. She was born in the Church Hill Community and moved from Henderson to Nacogdoches in 1978. She was a member of the Church of Christ. SURVIVORS: Husband, O.M. ``Mac'' Maddox of Nacogdoches; sons, Thomas Maddox of Pineland, Eric Maddox of Odessa and Glen Maddox of Nacogdoches; daughter, Elesa Oetting of Abilene; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Bud Miller
SEMINOLE _ Bud Miller, 77, owner and operator of Buds Service in Seminole, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, in Brownfield. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at M.S. Doss Chapel with the Rev. Bob Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery. Arrangements by Ratliff Funeral Home. He was born in Niles, Mich., and moved to Seminole in 1955. He served two years in the U.S. Army Air Force. SURVIVORS: Sons, Roger Miller of Brownfield and Edwin Miller of Andrews; daughter, Susan Spence of Seminole; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Rita Morton
ODESSA _ Rita Audrey Morton, 74, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ector County Cemetery with the Rev. Jess Little officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. She was born in San Duskee, Ohio, and came to Odessa in 1956 from Indiana. SURVIVORS: Daughters, Karen Millet of Tuscon, Ariz., and Kathryn Schmitt of Angola, Indiana; and son, Dennis Morton of Odessa.

Kenneth Pendleton
ODESSA _ Kenneth W. Pendleton, 49, a truck driver for Groendyke Transport in Fort Worth, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors Chapel with the Revs. Grover and Betty Yoakum officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery in Seminole. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. He was born in Seminole and came to Odessa in 1995 from Keller. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Lisa Lane of Odessa; mother, Mary Pendleton of Odessa; brother, Larry Pendleton of Odessa; sister, Ruby Gressett of Seminole; and two grandchildren.

Siscero Stephens
KERMIT _ Siscero W. Stephens, 89, a retired Knox City Chevrolet Dealership car salesman, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Lubbock. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Houston officiating. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc. He was born in Comanche and moved to Lubbock from Dublin. He was a Baptist. SURVIVORS: Daughters, Wonelee Presnall of Lubbock, Joyce Kimble of Jal, N.M., and Darolyn Sauter of Bakersfield, Calif.; brother, Claude T. Stephens of Dublin; sister, Zora Bell Lowery of Washington, Mo.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Brianna Wooten
ODESSA _ Brianna Wooten, 3-month-old infant daughter of Kelly Joe Wooten and Brandy Honeycutt of Odessa, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Wilson officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. She was born in Mineral Wells and was a resident of Odessa. SURVIVORS: Parents; grandparents, Debra Goodman, Carolyn Wooten, James Honeycutt and Charlie Wooten, all of Odessa; and a brother, Harvey Honeycutt of Odessa.


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