Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Clara Brookshire
BOWIE _ Clara Brookshire, 87, a homemaker, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Bethania Regional Health Care Center in Wichita Falls.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Calvary Baptist Church in Bowie with the Rev. Don Haney officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie. Arrangements by Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
She was born in Nacogdoches and was a resident of Bowie. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Dalton and Tommy Brookshire of Bowie; daughters, Betty Joe Brymer of Odessa, Willie B. Doss and Joyce Newkirk, both of Weatherford and Dessie Goodson of Denton; brother, Haskell Miles of Colorado City; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

David Culver
MIDLAND _ David Culver, 36, died Saturday, June 14, 1997, in Midland.
Services will be held 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 1997, at the Holy Trinity Community Church in Midland with the Rev. Glenn Hammett officiating. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home.
He was born in Bangor, Ma., and was a resident of Midland.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Grace Smith of Riverdale, Ga.; brothers, Walter Culver, Mike Smith, James Smith and Clint Fuller, all of Georgia; sisters, June Smith and Tina Smith, of Georgia; and grandmother, Ruth Mortimer of Georgia.

Anne Donahy
FRANKFORT, Kan. _ Anne Marie Donahy, 84, a retired medical technician, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Frankfort, Kan. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Annunciation Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Frankfort. Arrangements by Padden Funeral Home of Frankfort.
She was born in Frankfort, Kan., and was a resident of Odessa. She was Catholic.
Survivors: Sons, William F. Donahy of Conroe, James G. Donahy of Llano and Robert Donahy of Odessa; brothers, Francis Wempe of Lawrence, Kan., Milton Wempe of Parkston, S.D., and Albert Wempe of Monroe, La.; sister, Ellen Glynn of Leawood, Kan.; and two grandchildren.

Juanita Juarez|
BARSTOW _ Juanita Juarez, 82, of Odessa died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Rosary will be said 7:30 p.m. today at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow with Rev. Antonio Mena officiat" ing. Burial will be at Barstow Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Juarez, Mexico, and was a 24-year resident of Odes" sa. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Victoriano Juarez and Tereso Juarez Jr., both of Barstow, Guadalupe Juarez and Francisco Juarez, both of Odessa; 27 grandchildren; 55 great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

Inzy Kidd
GRANDFIELD, Okla. _ Inzy Kidd, 90, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, in Andrews Nursing Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gray Funeral Home Chapel in Grandfield, Okla., with the Rev. Dwight Parker officiating. Burial will be at Grandfield Memorial Cemetery. Local arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Whitt and was a resident of Andrews.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Billie R. Smart of Lawton, Okla., and Frances Brock of Oklahoma City; brother, Otis Sandefur of Blessing; sisters, Delpha Goodpasture of Lubbock and Vivian Dykes of Snyder, Okla.; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

H.P. McCain
LITTLEFIELD _ H.P. McCain, 71, a former employee for Byers Feed and Grain, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Lamb Healthcare Center in Littlefield.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Littlefield Memorial Park with the Rev. Benny Goss officiating. Arrangements by Hammons Funeral Home.
He was born in Fieldton and was a resident of Littlefield. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, W.T. ``Bill'' McCain of Littlefield and James M. McCain of Odessa; and sister, Catherine Cauthen of Amarillo.

Cecil Pursley
ODESSA _ Cecil Alton Pursley, 81, a retired field represetative, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at his residence.
Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. Burial will be at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Hayes and was a resident of Odessa. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Robert (Bob) Pursley of Las Vegas; sisters, Iva Joe Stephens of Midland, Jeannie Hargrove of Pecos and Kathryn Adams, both of Littleton, Colo.; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Harrison Stokes, III
ANDREWS _ Harrison Cylde Stokes III, 23, a floor hand, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, in Andrews.
Graveside services will be held 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 1997, at Andrews Old Cemetery with the Rev. John Sayger officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Oklahoma City and was a resident of Andrews.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Serrana Elmore Stokes; sons, Steve Stokes and Patrick Stokes, both of Andrews; brother, Sean Cassidy of Odessa; and sister, Anna Marie Boggel of N.M.

William Green
ODESSA _ William ``Bill'' Theodore Green, 65, founder and publisher of CME Country, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at his residence.
No services will be held. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maureen Green of Odessa; sons, William R. James of Eustis, Fla., Dale Green of Indianapolis, Billy Ray McCaslin of Odessa and Tony Lynn McCaslin of Leesburg, Fla.; daughters, Kimberly Smith and Jennifer Green, both of Indianapolis, Cheryl Robison of Ocoee, Fla., Angel Green of Oregon, Christina Green of Franklin, Ind., and Jeri Lee Kitch of Evansville, Ind.; brothers, Donnie Wood of St. Louis and Sonny Wood of Indianapolis; and sisters, Johnnie Whitehead of Natches, Miss., and Jewell Hunter of Five Points, Tenn.

Ardell Fuller McDonough
McCAMEY _ Ardell Fuller McDonough, 88, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at the Upton County Convalescent Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Eastside Baptist Church with the Rev. Murray Sauders officiating. Burial will be at the Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 13, 1908, in McKinney and had lived in McCamey since 1937. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, John W. Fuller of Andrews; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Freeda Barnett Moore
ODESSA _ Freeda Barnett Moore, 88, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Lynn Money officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 22, 1908, in Westminster and had lived in Odessa since 1945. She was a Church of Christ member.
SURVIVORS: Son, James M. Barnett of Odessa; daughter, Peggy Hemphill of Odessa; brother, Audlie Brashears of Dallas; sister, Stella Barnett of Princeton; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arley J. White
ANDREWS _ Arley J. White, 88, of Eunice, N.M., died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Permian General Hospital in Andrews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hubert Smith officiating. Burial will be at the Andrews West Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born April 25, 1909, in Altus, Okla., and had lived in Eunice since 1982. He was a Church of Christ member.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Barbara Trull of Eunice and Tommie Joan Hanson of Kingsland; brother, Homer Eugene White of Long Beach, Calif.; sisters, Eva Mae Curley of San Antonio and Evelyne McClean of Pineville, Mo.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Grace L. Cooper
LUBBOCK _ Grace L. Cooper, 71, a retired Baptist Bookstore sales person, died Monday, June 23, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mackinze Terrace Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Hancock officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home.
She was born in Wheeler County and was a resident of Lubbock. She was a member of Mackinze Terrace Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, James David Cooper of Arlington, Kenneth Dwayne Franklin Cooper of Franklin, Tenn.; brothers, Roland Washburn, John Washburn, Walter Washburn and Cecil Washburn, all of Odessa; sisters, Wanda Bauford of Lubbock and Merle Quisinberry of Burnett; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Raymond Lopez Jr.
ODESSA _ Raymond ``Vonny'' Trejo Lopez Jr., 48, a welder, died Monday, June 13, in Midland.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Deacon Barney Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Prissy Lopez of Odessa; brothers, Dario Orona Jr. and Oscar Trejo, both of Houston; sister, Belen Castillo of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

Faustino Muniz
KERMIT _ Faustino Muniz, 93, a laborer, died Sunday, June 21, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. John Telles officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
He was born in Coyame, Mexico, and had lived in Kermit for 17 years.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maria C. Muniz of Kermit; sons, Oscar Muniz and Faustino Jr. Muniz, both of El Paso, Trinidad Muniz of Presidio, Eugenio A. Muniz, Esteban Muniz and Francisco Muniz, all of Kermit, and Ellautelio Corralez of Mountain View Calif.; daughters, Teresa Lopez of Mountain View, Genoveva Figueroa of Kermit and Petra Perez of Cisco; brother, Pedro J. Muniz of Hobbs, N.M.; 41 grandchildren; 114 great-grandchildren; and 25 great- great-grandchildren.

Pete Saras
PECOS _ Pete Saras, 94, a retired restaurant owner and operator, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Northeast Baptist Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. J.E. McCormick officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Greece and was a lifelong resident of Pecos. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jerry Saras of Longview; daughters, Gayle Oates of Nacogdoches and Jane Weatherford of San Antonio; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Tessa Ballow
GREENWOOD _ Tessa Renee Ballow, infant daughter of Chad and Shayne Ballow of Greenwood, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at Odessa Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Parents; brothers, Christopher Logan Ballow and Tanner John Ballow, both of Greenwood; grandparents, Debbie Reese of Greenwood, Sandra Scott of Odessa, John Robert Reese of El Paso and Jimmy Ballow of Keithville, La.; and great-grandparents, John R. Williams and Jackie Williams, both of Greenwood and Lanelle Bandcroft of Houston.

Florentino Garcia Sr.
FORT STOCKTON _ Florentino G. Garcia Sr., 73, a retired aircraft mechanic, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, in Fort Stockton.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Fort Stockton Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Vasquez officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was a lifetime resident of Fort Stockton. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ofelia Garcia of Fort Stockton; sons, Hector Gar" cia, Florentino Garcia Jr., Aldric Garcia and Aldred Garcia, all of Fort Stockton; brothers, George Garcia Jr. of Sinton and Ralph Garcia of Midland; sisters, Emma Rodriguez of Fort Stockton and Simona Nunez of Odessa; and four grandchildren.

Myrle Moorhead
KERMIT _ Myrle B. Moorhead, 61, an Allsup's Convenience Store manager, died Monday, June 23, 1997, in Kermit.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Kermit. Burial will be at the Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
SURVIVORS: Son, Bobby Lee Vanckhoven Jr. of Kermit; daughter, Betty Loraine Vanckhoven of Homestead, Fla.; father, Willie Lowe of Tyler; brothers, Donald Lowe of Tyler and Joe Lowe of Beach; sisters, Patricia Janak of Huntsville, Dolly Row Bottom of Salisbury, Md., Brenda J. Lowe of Tyler and Lucy Newberry of Cuney; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Federico Garcia
ODESSA _ Federico ``Freddy'' V. Garcia, 53, a laborer, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Marfa and was a resident of Odessa. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Freddy Garcia Jr. of Houston and Rafael Garcia of Herzognivia; daughters, Rosemary Nunez of Odessa, Carmen Garcia of Fort Stockton and Laura McBride of Houston; father, Juan Garcia of Odessa; mother, Carmen Garcia of Odessa; brother, Alonzo Garcia of Odessa; sister, Nina Garcia Reynolds of Odessa; and 13 grandchildren.

Raymond Lopez Jr.
ODESSA _ Raymond ``Vonny'' Trejo Lopez Jr., 48, a welder, died Monday, June 23, 1997, in Midland. Rosary was said Tuesday at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass was celebrated Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Deacon Barney Rodriguez officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by Martinez Funeral Home. He was born in Marfa and moved to Midland two years ago from Odessa. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Prissy Lopez of Odessa; brothers, Dario Orona Jr. and Oscar Trejo, both of Houston; sister, Belen Castillo of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

Denise Mapp
ODESSA _ Denise Louise Mapp, 26, of Odessa died Sunday, June 22, 1997, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Barry Owens officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Joseph M. Mapp Sr. of Odessa; sons, Justin Daniel Gonzales, Antonio Gonzales and Joseph M. Mapp Jr., all of Odessa; daughters, Mikala Renee Mapp, Kami Carol Mapp and Krystal Lea Mapp, all of Odessa; sister, Lanez Boyd of Dallas; and grandmother, Laura Arnold of Dallas.

Johnny Williams
KERMIT _ Johnny Williams, 91, a retired maintenance director, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. H.A. Bowens officiating. Burial will be at the Kermit Cemetery.
He was born in Lovelady and was a resident of Kermit for 47 years. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Carstella Williams of Kermit; sisters, Beatrice Jackson of Waco and Annabell Sparks of Jacksboro.

John Wilsher
FANNIN _ John Wilsher, 66, a retired Chevron Oil employee, died Tuesday, June, 24, 1997, in Fannin.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Colonial Fu" neral Home in Fannin.
He was born in Wynnewood, Okla., and was a resident of Fannin.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Helen Lewis Wilsher of Fannin; sons, John L. Wilsher of Carlsbad, N.M., Norman E. Wilsher of Idalou, Danny W. Wilsher of Channel View, Ronald E. Wilsher of Katy and Randall C. Wilsher of Odessa; daughters, Katrina Middleton of Houston, Cindy Worden of Saucier, Miss., and Teresa Howard of Fannin; sisters, Mary Hatch and Honey Jones, both of Plainview and Frankie White of Lubbock.

Henry Belcher
BIG SPRING _ Henry Joe Paul Belcher, 61, of Odessa, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services were held Thursday at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Coolidge and he was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, James E. Belcher Jr. of Big Spring and Money Joe Belcher of Odessa; daughter, Gail Roberson of Odessa; brother, James E. Belcher Sr. of Snyder; and two grandchildren.

Joe Cox
ODESSA _ Joe Bailey Cox, 67, of Odessa, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at his residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Leo Bell officiating. Burial will be at Cowboy Cemetery near Placid. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Brady and he was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lavern Cox of Odessa; sons, Joe Corwin Cox of Slaton and Carter Jay Cox of Odessa; daughters, Crystal Ann Smith and Connie Jo Poucher of Odessa; and nine grandchildren.

Vera Everhart
JAL, N.M. _ Vera Everhart, 73, a homemaker, died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at her residence in Jal.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jal Cemetery with the Rev. Leigh Rocke officiating. Arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home.
She was born in Willis Point and she was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Dewie Wanda Everhart of Jal; sons, James William Everhart and Rickey Allen Everhart, both of Odessa; daughters, Linda Louise O'Rear and Tammie Y. Boehm, both of Jal; brother, B.L. Freeman of Brock; sisters, Estelle Bateman of Willpoint and Shirley Simpson of Baytown; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Charlie Markham
MONAHANS _ Charlie Markham, 59, a supervisor at West Texas Children's Home, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Big Spring.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harkey Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Herb Bryant officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Ninnekah, Okla., and he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a resident of Big Spring and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Rodney Markham of Falls Church, Va.; daughters, Paula Walker of Monahans and Elizabeth Kelly of Louisville, Miss.; brothers, Jerry Markham of Monahans and Marvin Markham of Stinnette; sisters, Clara Bryant of Lovington, N.M., and Len Markham of Lubbock; and five grandchildren.

Jay Merenstein
ODESSA _ Jay Patsy Merenstein, 67, died Tuesday, June 24, 1997.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Jason Carter officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Plainview and she was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Twin brother, the Rev. James P. Bridges of Midland.

Wanda Rudd
ODESSA _ Wanda Lee Rudd, 68, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 26, 1997, at her residence.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Cruz and she was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Charles Rudd of Odessa; sons, Franklin Rudd of Odessa and Charles Rudd Jr. of San Angelo; daughters, Charlotte Bridges of Odessa, Sandra Rudd of Loraine and Debra Strickland of New Boston; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Richard Driver
ODESSA _ Richard Lee Driver, 65, of Odessa, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sherwood Church of Christ with Lynn Money officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. He was born in Mart and he lived in Odessa for 38 years. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. SURVIVORS: Wife, Jeanne Driver of Odessa; sons, Richard Driver of Longview and Jarrell Driver of Seminole; daughters, Dana Driver Manion of Houston and Jeanne Anne Driver Mauck of Katy; sister, Mary Virginia Greenwood of DeSoto; and nine grandchildren.

Bonnie Golliher
PECOS _ Bonnie Marie Golliher, 86, a retired homemaker, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at Reeves County Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with J.E. McCormick officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home. She was born in Pinkeyville, Ill. and had lived in Pecos since 1946. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Billy Golliher of Keller and Benny Golliher of El Paso; daughters, Betty Whitson of Garland, June Allen of Hubbard, Jackie Owens of Porter and Barbara Maddux of Pecos; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Jose Ramirez
MARFA _ Jose Ramirez, 92, of Marfa, died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Demetrio Ponce officiating. Burial will be at Old Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home. He was born in Shafter and he was a life-long resident of Marfa.
SURVIVORS: Son, Eusebio ``Cheo'' Ramirez of Marfa; stepson, Jose Fierro of Kansas City, Mo.; daughters, Maria ``Mary'' Socorro Briseno of Marathon, Josefa Tameza of Commanche; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.


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