Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Robert A. Downs
ANDREWS _ Robert A. Downs, 57, a retired Andrews city employee, died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at his residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Church of God with the Rev. Lance Baker officiating.
Burial will be at Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Fu" neral Home.
He was born in Dewitt, Ark., and moved to Andrews in 1956 from Arkansas.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Joe Downs of Samoa, Calif., and Robin Downs of Midland; sisters, Margareat Stalnaker of Ridgecrest, Calif., Carol Ann Hamrick of Houston and Jenine Hall of Spokane, Wash.

Milton L. Gains
EUNICE, N.M. _ Milton L. Gains, 70, rancher of Gains Ranch, died Friday, May 30, 1997, at St. Mary of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Eunice First Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Bethany officiating. Burial will be at Eunice Cemetery. Arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home.
He was born in Sabine Parish, La., and moved to Eunice in 1947 from Provencal, La. He was a member of Eunice First Presbyterian Church. He served in U.S. Navy.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ruby Gains of Eunice; sons, George Gains of Hobbs, N.M., and Mike Gains of Los Lunas, N.M.; stepson, Michael Copeland of Jal, N.M.; brothers, Perry Gains of Eunice, N.M., and Lester Gains of Converse, La.; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

I.C. Millican
ANDREWS _ I.C. ``Pete'' Millican, 74, an Andrews County extension agent of 27 years, died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Means Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Terry officiating. Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. at Hood Cemetery in Aledo with the Rev. Glenneth Harrington officiat" ing. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in San Saba and moved to Andrews in 1951 from El Paso. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Means Memorial United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Ann Millican of Andrews; daughters, Mira Dickerson of Fort Worth and Kathe Hobbs of Odessa; brother, Manse Millican of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.

Jeannie Muxworthy
MELBOURNE, FLA. _ Jeannie Muxworthy, 72, a retired owner of Simpson Photo Service in Odessa, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at her residence.
Private memorial services were held. Arrangements by Brownlie- Maxwell Funeral Home.
She was born in Rhome, Texas, and moved to Florida in Sept. 1981 from Odessa. She was a member of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Michael Simpson of Seattle, Wash.; stepsons, Neil Muxworthy of Hamilton, Texas, and John Muxworthy Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepdaughter, Jody Muxworthy of Odessa; and one grandchild.

Belle Reese
CORPUS CHRISTI _ Belle Kemp Reese, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at her residence.
Services were held Monday at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Seaside Memorial Park. Arrangements by Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
She was born on Rufe, Okla., and was a resident of Corpus Christi since the early 1950's. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Nettie K. Asbill of Fort Worth and Mabel Litchennstein of Houston; brother, John J. Kemp of Wichita Falls; stepdaughter, Billie Ruth Howard of Austin; and four stepgrandchildren.

Eva Stephenson
PAMPA _ Eva Stephenson, 86, former co-owner of T. Mountain Resort in Lake City, Colo., died Friday, May 30, 1997, in Amarillo.
Memorial services were held Monday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Edwin Cooley officiating. Additional memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ware Memorial Care Center. Arrangements by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
She was born in Longton, Kan., and was a resident of Pampa. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pampa.
SURVIVORS: Son, Philip Stephenson of Carrollton; daughter, Kay Hill of Midland; sister, Eulalia Bird of Longton; and one grandchild.

Martha Webb
MIDLAND _ Martha May Webb, 59, head counselor for the Clover House of Odessa, died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with her brother the Rev. Sam Webb officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Abilene and was a resident of Midland.
SURVIVORS: Sons, William Vinson of Midland and Marc Vinson of Austin; daughters, Leslie Vinson of Waco and Gena Inman of College Station; mother, Gladys Terrill of Midland; brothers, Sam Webb of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Nathan Webb of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Theresa Garrett
MILES _ Theresa Mary Garrett, 93, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Miles Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Terry officiating. Arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born near Miles and was a resident of San Angelo. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Geraldine Schuhmann of Odessa; and brother, Edward Schovajsa of Amherst.

Deborah Marciano
BUFFALO, N.Y. _ Deborah Marciano, 48, an employee at AM&A department store, died Monday, June 2, 1997, at her residence.
Rosary was said Tuesday at Joseph Spano and Sons Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. today EST at Holy Angels Church in Buffalo, N.Y. Burial will be in Buffalo. Arrangements by Joseph Spano and Sons Funeral Home.
She was a lifetime resident of Buffalo. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Michael Marciano of Buffalo; son, Michael Marciano of Buffalo; daughters, Maggie Marciano and Lisa Marciano, both of Buffalo; father, Joseph Cimini of Las Vegas; mother, Joie Hanlon of Odessa; and brothers, Pat Cimini and Jospeh ``Junior'' Cimini, both of Las Vegas.

Leon Proctor
ODESSA _ Leon ``Mutt'' Proctor, 79, a retired auto mechanic, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cem" etery with the Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Brownfield and was a resident of Odessa. He was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Jerry Proctor of Roswell, N.M., and Leo Proctor of Midland; stepdaughter, Neline Tallant of Winters; brothers, Bill Proc" tor and Lee Proctor, both of Odessa; sisters, Carrie May Kirsche and Oz" ella Green, both of Odessa and Flossie Nutt of Brownfield; three grand" children; and four great- grandchildren.

Alton Scrogum Jr.
OLNEY _ Alton Elwood Scrogum Jr., 64, a retired auto mechanic, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, in Big Spring.
Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at Lunn Funeral Home Chap" el in Olney with the Rev. Woody Scrogum officiating. Burial will be at Elbert Cemetery in Elbert. Arrangements by Lunn Funeral Home.
He was born in Levelland and was a resident of Odessa. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Church of God.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Bettie Scrogum of Odessa; sons, A.E. ``Woody'' Scrogum Jr., of Odessa, Billy Wayne Scrogum of Lanagan, Mich., and Charles Ray Scrogun of Odessa; daughter, Kathy June Smith of Azle; stepsons, Jimmy Lynn Kee of Olney and Dennis James Kee of Canton, Ohio; brothers, W.L. Scrogum of Seymour and J.D. Lasley of Mineral Wells; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Deborah Silvester
ODESSA _ Deborah Ann Silvester, 47, a desk clerk at Days Inn, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Burial will be in Phelps, Ky. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Phelps and was a resident of Odessa. She was a Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Victor Silvester of Odessa; son, James Silvester of Odessa; daughters, Sandi Silvester and Amanda Silvester, both of Odessa; father, Jim Booth of Phelps; mother, Blanche Booth of Phelps; brothers, James Booth and Michael Booth, both of Phelps; and sister, Nancy Sanson of Phelps.

Dal Johnston
ODESSA _ Dal Johnston, 71, died Monday, June 9, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Salt Lake City and moved to Odessa in 1981 from Big Spring. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mal Johnston of Odessa; son, Stewart Johnston of Santa Fe, N.M.; daughters, Anne Prescott of Denver, Colo., and Kathy Armijo of Santa Fe; and brother, Stan Johnston of Hacienda Heights, Calif.

Achel Ligon
TYLER _ Achel D. Ligon, 85, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 7, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Tyler with the Revs. Joe Kirkwood and Wilton McMorris officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home in Tyler.
She was born in Taylor County. She lived in Odessa for 30 years and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, David Ligon of Tyler; brother, Bruce Wingo of Pasa" dena; sisters, Lena Lasater of Whiteface and Dee Miles of Monroe, Wash; three granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.

Debra Mason
KERMIT _ Debra Kay Mason, 38, a nurse, died Sunday, June 8, 1997, in Laredo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangments by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Crane and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Charles and Mary Mason of Laredo; brothers, Terry Lynn Mason of McAllen, Thomas Ray Mason and Timothy Jay Mason, both of Kermit.

Robert McNutt
MONAHANS _ Robert C. McNutt, 84, a retired machinist, died Monday, June 9, 1997.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. at Harkey Funeral Home Chapel with Allie Balko officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Cemetery. Arrangments by Harkey Funeral Home.
He moved to Monahans in 1973 from Seagoville. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Tom McNutt of Wickett; daughter, Bobene Burrow of Monahans; sister, Lois Bradbury of Bentonville, Ark.; brothers, Thomas McNutt of Rockport, Harley McNutt and Floyd McNutt, both of Bentonville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Freida Nichols
SEMINOLE _ Freida Nichols, 63, a retired Gaines County clerk, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Lubbock Methodist Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Community Chapel in Seminole. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
She was born in Dickens County and was a resident of Seminole. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Benny Nichols of Seminole; son, Mark Nichols of Seminole; daughter, Lisa Shivers of Seminole; sister, Donna Henderson of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Audrey Peoples
CRANE _ Audrey Lou Ussery Grissom Peoples, 70, a retired First State Bank employee, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Seminole with the Rev. Lyndel Lee officiating. Burial will be at the Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born in Roscoe and was a resident of Crane. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Jim Peoples of Crane; daughter, Gloria Dean of Las Cruces, N.M.; stepson, Jim Peoples, Jr., of Gonzales; stepdaughters, Judy Timmons and Anna Gunnels, both of McCamey; brothers, W.A. Ussery of Fort Worth and Jesse Ray Ussery of Merkel; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Catarina Ramos
FORT STOCKTON _ Catarina F. ``Kate'' Ramos, 69, longtime owner//operator of C&F Laundry, died Monday, June 9, 1997, in Fort Stockton.
Rosary was said Tuesday at Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Stockton with the Rev. Joe Vasquez officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was a lifetime resident of Fort Stockton and a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Herman Ramos of Fort Stockton; sons, Raynaldo Ramos of League City and Miguel Ramos of San Antonio; brother, Ignacio V. Franco of Pasadena, Texas; sister, Andrea Urias of Hereford; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James Roberts
BRADSHAW _ James Roberts, 44, a Southwestern Bell employee in management, died Monday, June 9, 1997, at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Bradshaw Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Reemster officiating. Arrangements were by Sheppard Memorial Funeral Home.
He was born in Monahans and was a resident of Lampasas. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Patricia Elaine Roberts of Lampasas; son, James Landon Roberts II of Lampasas; daughters, Fawnda Michelle Piner of Dallas and Teya Dawn Kelly of Killeen; sisters, Ethlene Finley of Alpine, Charlene Fisher of New Port Beach, Calif., and Carol Ann Watson of Midland; and two grandchildren.

Shannon Newby
PILOT POINT _ Shannon Kathleen Newby, 27, died Friday, June 13, 1997, in Waco.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Huff-Slay Funeral Chapel in Pilot Point with the Rev. Roger Marsh officiating. Burial will be at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey. Arrangements by Huff-Slay Funeral Home.
She was born in Hobbs, N.M., and was a resident of Waco.
SURVIVORS: Father, Ronald E. Newby of Pilot Point; mother, Sherian K. McGee Newby of Pilot Point; brothers, Cory Newby of Lake Dallas and Adam Newby of Pilot Point; grandfather, John McGee of Odessa; and grandmother, M.A. McGee of Odessa.

Virgie Webb
SEMINOLE _ Virgie Webb, 60, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at South Seminole Baptist Church with the Rev. Shane Kinnison officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery. Ar rangements by Boyer Funeral Chapel.
She was a resident of Seminole.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Hubert Webb Sr. of Seminole; son, Hubert Webb Jr. of Plainview; daughters, Barbara Black, Diana Rose, Nelda Wall, Linda Bingham and Virgie Guffey, all of Seminole, Peggy Black of Eunice, N.M., and Bobbie Graves of Salmon, Idaho; brothers, John Carroll and J.D. Carroll, both of Junction and Charlie Carroll of Birney; sisters, Nelda Parks and Mary Tinsley, both of Ingram, Martha Wallace and Dorthy Pierce, both of Junction; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Velma Hanson
MONAHANS _ Velma Lucille Hanson, 76, a cook, died Monday, June 16, 1997, at Ward County Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Harkey Funeral Home Chapel with LeRoy Henson officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Trinidad, Colo. and was a long-time resident of Grandfalls.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Bobby Walker of Daphine, Ala., Steve Walker of Eunice, N.M. and Leland Walker of Monahans; daughters, Claudine Robinett of Denver City, Betty Sue Rowe of Canyon, Jo Ann Todd of Whitehouse and Gloria Sprouse of Monahans; sister, Ethelene Pruett of Midland; 21 grandchildren; and 29 great- grandchildren.

Joann Harper
KERMIT _ Joann Harper, 66, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc. with Russ Smith officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc.
She was born in Okmulgee, Okla., and was a resident of Wink. SURVIVORS: Daughter, Paula Ball of Houghton, La.; brother, Harold Russell of Raymond, Wash.; sister, Peggy Newago of Odanah, Wisc.; two grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Alberta Wood
LAMESA _ Alberta Wood, 97, a teacher, died Sunday, June 15, 1997, in Lamesa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Branon Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clifton Igo officiating. Burial will be at Lamesa Memorial Park. Arrangements by Branon Funeral Home.
She was born in Erath County and was a resident of Lamesa. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Helen Wood Stafford of Palestine and Ernestine Wood Smith of Odessa; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jesse Woodard Sr.
KERMIT _ Jesse Ray Woodard Sr., 61, a Burlington Resources lease operator, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. John Cary officiating. Burial will be in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc. of Kermit.
He was born in Anson and was a resident of Kermit for 26 years. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Janie Woodard of Kermit; son, Jesse Ray Woodard Jr. of Andrews; daughters, Barbara Gray of Fort Stockton, Shiela Snells of Lake Jackson and Renee Acosta of San Angelo; stepdaughters, Rhonda Willhelm and Wanda Thomas, both of Kermit; brothers, Dean Woodard of Shydale, La., Robert Woodard of Sidney, Jerry Woodard of Fairview, Okla., Kenneth Woodard of Pocatello, Idaho, Norman Woodard of Duncan, Okla. and Larry Woodard of Lander; sisters, Ruby Lee and Alma Bell, both of Marksville, La.; and 12 grandchildren.

Lewis Owen
VERNON _ Lewis H. Owen, 68, former operator and owner of Owen Truck Stop, Bait and Tackle Shop in Frederick, Okla., died Sunday, June 15, 1997, at a Vernon hospital after a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with Arvel Rutledge officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery. Arrangements by Sullivan Funral Home.
He was born in Coke County and moved to Vernon in 1995 from Frederick, Okla. where he had lived for 30 years. He was a U.S. Air Force military policeman during World War II. He was a former patrolman and Sargent in Odessa and a captain in a Monahans.
SURVIVORS: Son, Damon Lewis Owen of Vernon; daughters, Nelda Nolen of Ada, Okla. and Ginger Hendrix of Lake Tehoma; brothers, Elmer Owen and Bill Owen, both of Odessa, and Dean Owen of Maryville, Wash.; sisters, Carrie Spears and Jean Welch, both of Odessa; and nine grandchildren.


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