Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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James Hathcock
ANDREWS _ James Hathcock, 69, a retired plant foreman for Amoco, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Permian General Hospital in Andrews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Andrews Church of Christ with John Snider and Glenn Long officiating. Burial will be at Andrews West Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Burleson and was a resident of Andrews. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS Wife, Barbara Hathcock of Andrews; son, Tom Hathcock of Gilbert, Ariz.; daughters, Cynthia Parker of Crofton, Md., and Kim Davis of Midland; brothers, W.G. ``Dub'' Hathchock of Andrews, Levi Hathcock of California, and Flethcher Hathcock of Brownwood; sisters, Jewell Woolverton of Mabank and Christal Weeks of Azle; five grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Ada McCulloch
KERMIT _ Ada D. McCulloch, 100, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Avalon Place Nursing Center in Odessa.
Graveside services will be held at 130 p.m. Monday at the Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Russellville, Mo., and was a resident of Kermit. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS Daughters, Norma Horton of Odessa and Wanda Stephenson of Independence, Mo.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

W.H. Tuttle
FARMINGTON, N.M. _ W.H. ``Bill'' Tuttle, 75, a retired superintendent and repairman for El Paso Natural Gas Co., died Friday, June 27, 1997, in Farmington.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday MST at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Preston officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Cope Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Beaman, Mo., and was a resident of Farmington. He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS Wife, Wanda E. Tuttle of Farmington; daughters, Billie Kay Bettis of Dallas and Linda Lee Montoya of Bloomfield, N.M.; sisters, Helen Redwine of Muleshoe and Marilyn Rothman of Culver City, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Troy Drinkard
BIG SPRING _ Troy Ballard Drinkard, 81, a retired owner and operator of Drinkard Electric, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, in Midland.
Services will be at noon Wednesday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Patrick officiating. Masonic graveside rites will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born in Eden and was a resident of Big Spring. He was a member of Baptist Temple Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Etta Jane Doane of Odessa and Troy Ann Sinclair of Sherman; son, Timothy Drinkard of Big Spring; sisters, Lewelyn Nored of Eden and Virginia Fleming of Austin; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Bibian Estrada
MARATHON _ Bibian Estrada, 41, a U.S. Army veteran, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Ruiz officiating. Burial will be at Marathon Cemetery. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home of Alpine.
He was born in Del Rio and was a resident of Alpine.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Priscilla of Alpine; sons, Martin Estrada, Marjo Estrada and Moises Estrada, all of Alpine; brothers, Jesus Estrada of Eagle Pass, Pete Estrada of Austin and Leo Estrada of Marathon; and sister, Gloria Vigil of Odessa.

Eric Hignojoz
MIDLAND _ Eric S. Hignojoz, 26, of Midland, died on Friday, June 27, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Gilbert Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home.
He was born in Pecos and he was a life-long resident of Midland.
SURVIVORS: Son, Marcus Lee Hignojoz of Midland; father and stepmother, Raul and Susan P. Hignojoz of Midland; mother and stepfather, Juanita S. and Angelo Riojas of Nixon; sisters, Monica LeAnn Hignojoz of Midland and Kristen Marie Hignojoz of Nixon; step-sister, Stacy Lynn Riojas of Nixon; grandparents, Loyd and Inez Hignojoz of Odessa, Ben Sr. and Eugenia Sanchez of Toyah and Jesse F. and Julia A. Perez of Midland; and great-grandparents, Antonio Jaquez of Pecos.

Virginia Hoffman
ANDREWS _ Virginia Hoffman, 68, a retired Andrews Independent School District bus driver, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Andrews Church of Christ with Bob Dupont and Glenn Long officiating. Burial will be at Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Malakoff and moved to Andrews in 1936 from Malakoff. She was a member of Andrews Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Don Huffman Sr. of Andrews; son, Don Huffman Jr. of Andrews; daughter, Joyce Nelson of Andrews; brother, John Fort of Abilene; sisters, Mary Minyard of Odessa; Jo Ann Hoffman of Mustang, Okla. and Annie Mae Woods of Andrews; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Era Boen
ROTAN _ Era Beatrice Crawford Boen, 87, of Odessa, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Avalon Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Weathersbee Funeral Chapel with Spence Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial at Belvieu Cemetery. Arrangements by Weathersbee Funeral Home.
She was born in Wortham and was a resident of Odessa. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, F. Darrell Boen of Odessa; daughter, Sandra Green of Colorado City; brothers, Loyd Crawford and G.W. Crawford, both of Rotan; sisters, Eva Ratliff of Blossom and Doris Floyd of Midland; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Roger Crocker
MONAHANS _ Roger Crocker, 61, owner of B.C. Service in Wickett, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, in Houston.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Cox officiating.
Burial will be at Upper Green Creek Cemetery in Dublin. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Stephenville and was a resident of Monahans. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Marie Crocker of Wickett; son, Russell Crocker of New Braunfels; daughters, Dena Perez of Woodsboro and Jennifer Rives of Midland; sister, Pearle Herndon of Mount Dora, Fla.; and one grandchild.

Clarence Denzy Jr.
TAHOKA _ Clarence Denzy Jr., 73, a mechanic, farmer and truck driver, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at his residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry L. Brawley officiating. Burial will be at Nevels Memorial Park. Arrangements by White Funeral Home.
He was born in Corsicana and was a resident of Tahoka.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Julia Denzy of Tahoka; son, Perry Denzy of Tahoka; daughter, Doris Denzy Knox of Odessa; stepmother, Jessie Lee Denzy of Tahoka; brother, Terry Lee Denzy of Midland; sisters, Ruby Nell Pennelton of Tahoka and Murry Lee Peppers of Lubbock; and one grandchild.

Leon Kelly
ANDREWS _ Leon T. Kelly, 87, a retired tool pusher, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus, Okla.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Snider officiating. Burial at will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Odessa. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Ponca City, Okla., and was a resident of Odessa for 20 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Sarah R. Chandler and Billy Pat Terry, both of Altus, Okla.

Inez Lopez Jr.
ODESSA _ Inez Carrasco Lopez Jr., 37, a painter, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel with George Rodriquez officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Pecos and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Betty Lopez of El Paso; sons, Tommy Lopez of San Jose, Calif., Marcos Lopez and Adam Lopez, both of El Paso; daughters, Melissa Silvas and Jackie Aguilar, both of El Paso, and Jessica Leann Lopez of San Jose, Calif.; father, Inez Lopez of Odessa; mother, Martina Lopez of Odessa; brothers, Alfred Lopez, Eddie Lopez and Andy Lopez, all of Odessa; sisters, Sylvia Lozano, Patsy Hernandez, Sulema Casillas, Melinda Villareal and Deanna Brito, all of Odessa; and grandfather Pete Carrasco of Odessa.

Austin Palmer
ODESSA _ Austin James Palmer, infant son of Justin Reed and Kizzy Palmer of Odessa, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Thorpe officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Parents; grandparents, John Palmer and Debra Palmer, both of Odessa; and grandparents, Eugenia Reusch and George Reusch of Odessa.

Ron Stephenson
AMARILLO _ Ron B. Stephenson, 49, a real estate agent, died Monday, June 30, 1997, at Canyon.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mescalero Baptist Church of Amarillo with the Rev. Roy Almaroad officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.
He was born in Plainview and was a resident of Odessa before moving to Amarillo. He was an Air Force veteran and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jeanne Stephenson of Amarillo; sons, Robert Neal Stephenson of Round Rock and Russell Bart Stephenson of Amarillo; mother, Louis Stephenson of Odessa; brother, Donald Ray Stephenson of Odessa; sister, Patricia Ann Outcalt of Georgia; and two grandchildren.

Victor Brito Jr.
ODESSA _ Victor G. Brito Jr., 21, a carpet layer, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Andrews and was a resident of Odessa. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Laura Brito of Odessa; daughter, Abrianna Brito of Odessa; father, Victor Brito Sr. of Odessa; mother, Rosie Brito of Odessa; sisters, Yvonne Brito of Odessa and Elizabeth Navarro of Midland; grandparents, Manuel Castillo and Mary Castillo, both of Midland and Genoveva Brito of Odessa.

James Clancy
ELDORADO, Okla. _ James E. Clancy, 67, a retired Northern Natural Gas Co. employee, died Monday, June 30 1997, at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City after a brief illness.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Eldorado Methodist Church with the Rev. Elbert Shumaker officiating.
Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He was born in Olustee, Okla., and was a resident of Odessa for 13 years before moving to Olustee. He was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Betty Clancy of Olustee; son, Eddie Clancy of Spring; daughter, Rhonda Grisham of Fort Collins, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

Estefana Montanez
FORT STOCKTON _ Estefana B. Montanez, 89, a laundry business laborer, died Tuesday, July 2, 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. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Charlie Geller officiating.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Alpine and was a resident of Fort Stockton.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Thomas Montanez of Fort Stockton; sons, Eddie Bustamente and Roman Montanez, both of Seminole; daughters, Virginia M. Gonzales of Fort Stockton and Eva Flores of San Angelo; brother, Pidel Cano of Alpine; sister, Rebecca Fuentes of Bronte; 20 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Harold Skaggs
ALPINE _ Harold Skaggs, 68, a maintenance man, died Friday, June 27, 1997, at the Veterans Association Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at Elm Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home.
He was born in Louisville, Ky., and was a resident of Alpine. He was a World War II Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Stepson, Shawn West of Odessa; stepdaughter, Tonoah Walden of Midland; and two grandchildren.

Lorene Byrom
ODESSA _ Lorene Byrom, 75, a retired machinist, died Friday, July 4, 1997, in Odessa.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Charles Sheffield officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Byers and was a member of Westview Church of God.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Richard Baker of Odessa, Fred Byrom of Midland and Westley Byrom of Weatherford; daughter, Billie Gladding of Odessa; brothers, Tom Ellis of San Jose, Calif., Kennith Ellis of Lubbock, Jack Ellis and Billy Ellis, both of Bowie; sister, Gerane Russell of Odessa; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

James Crosson Sr.
COMANCHE _ James Monroe Crosson, 73, a retired pipeline supervisor, died Thursday, July 3, 1997.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Comanche Funeral Home.
He was born in Old Glory and lived in Odessa before moving to Gustine. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Leola Crosson of Gustine; sons, James Crosson Jr. and Billy Crosson of Gustine, Jimmy Crosson of Snyder and Larry Crosson of Odessa; daughters, Vicki Cearly of Comanche and Peggy Crosson of Gustine; brother, W.O. Crosson of Artesia, N.M.; sisters, Tressie Box of Ouitron, Okla., and Mozelle Wilson of Gustine; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Joy Henderson
KERMIT _ Joy Bee Henderson, 82, a homemaker, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at Muskogee (Okla.) Regional Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Grace Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. L.D. Green and Johnny Lee Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Memphis, Texas, and lived in Kermit for more than 50 years before moving to Muskogee, Okla. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Riley D. Henderson of Keefton, Okla., Kenneth Henderson of Burgaw, N.C., Terry Henderson of Wink and Larry Henderson of Houston; daughters, Wanda Cooper of Stigler, Okla., and Peggy Baker of Pampa; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Joel Hermosillo
ODESSA _ Joel H. Hermosillo, 43, a former roughneck, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Frank W. Wilson Fuenral Directors. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Fort Stockton and a life-long resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: daughters, Amy Hermosillo and Jamie Hermosillo of Monahans; parents, Hilario and Bertha Hermosillo of Odessa; brother, Esequil Hermosillo of Odessa; and sisters, Sandra Canales of Odessa and Michelle Hernandez of Midland.

James Taylor
KERMIT _ James Ed Taylor, 66, a court reporter, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, in Kermit.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Campbell officiating. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.
He was born in Goree and lived in Kermit for 10 years before moving to Pine Bluff, Ark. He was a Navy veteran and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Brian Quin Taylor and James Mickey Taylor, both of Kermit.

Olevia Brown
MCCAMEY _ Olevia Brown, 97, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997, in Artesia, Calif.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Garden of Memories in McCamey with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Homes.
She was born in Brenham and was a resident of McCamey before moving to Artesia, Calif., in 1977. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Douglas Brown and Jessie Brown, both of San Antonio; daughter, Stella Dennis of Artesia, Calif.; more than 30 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

Raymond Colvin
ANDREWS _ Raymond E. Colvin, 80, a retired oil field worker, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at Permian General Hospital in Andrews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. H.A. Hanks officiating. Burial will be at the Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Carroll County, Miss., and was a resident of Midland before moving to Andrews in 1949.
He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Cleone Colvin of Andrews; daughters, Lana Jane Albers of Richardson and Donna Sue Lambert of Houston; brothers, James Colvin of Houston and Hayes Colvin of Dallas; sisters, Erma Sitton of Waller, Evalyn Gill of Plainview, Elsie Kennedy of Fort Worth and Grace Whitefield and Minnie Whitworth, both of Stephenville; and five grandchildren.

Luis Cobarobio
ODESSA _ Luis F. Cobarobio, 43, a self-employed worker, died Wednesday, July 2, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of San Juan Catholic Church in Odessa. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Loraine and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Son, Joe Luis Cobarobio of Odessa; daughters, Lupe Montelongo of Great Bend, Kan., and Rebecca Cobarobio of Odessa; mother, Juanita Vasquez of Odessa; brothers, Valentine Vasquez, Charlie Vasquez, Andy Vasquez and Willie Ibarra, all of Odessa, Joe Vasquez of Kansas and Adrian Fierros of Sheffield; sisters, Felicia Hereida, Maria Talavera, Irene Landa, Juanita Vasquez, Macaria Torres and Lupe Martinez, all of Odessa, Linda Ibarra of Sheffield, Leticia Hernandez of Chicago, and Patricia Villa and Andrea Robles, both of California; and four grandchildren.

Peggy Hasty
FORT STOCKTON _ Peggy S. Hasty, 57, a convenience store manager, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Services were held Saturday at Fort Stockton Funeral Home. Burial was at East Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Archer City and was a resident of Odessa. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Randy Hasty of Grandbury and Jack M. Hasty Jr. of Dallas; daughter, Sue Bacon of Grandbury; brother, Roy C. Smith of Fort Stockton; sisters, Shaunda Buster and Christy Cook, both of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Veda McKee
BIG SPRING _ Veda McKee, 92, a retired manager of the laundry and sewing department at Big Spring State Hospital, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, in a local nursing home.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Neel and the Rev. Randy Cotton officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle Welch Funeral Home.
She was born in the Salem Community in Howard County and was resident of Big Spring. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Raymond McKee of Salado; daughters, Rachel Shaffer and Neva Shaffer, both of Big Spring, Mary Eggleston of Midland, Sue Whitaker of San Angelo, Karen Murphy and Delores Andrews, both of Odessa and Jennie Shaw of Smyer; brothers, Shirley Walker and Johnie Walker of Big Spring; sister, Lillie Robinson of Big Spring and Stella Brooks of Coahoma; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Janette Register
ODESSA _ Janette Register, 35, a corporate secretary, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Duncan officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Oklahoma City and was a resident of Gardendale. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Devin Register of Gardendale; and brother, Jeff McBride of Arlington.

Hazel Teague
PAWNEE, Okla. _ Hazel Louis Teague, 73 , a retired care giver, died Friday, July, 4, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery in Pawnee, Okla., with the Rev. Clem Dozer officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Pawnee, Okla., and was a resident of Odessa. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Dearl Mikel Teague of Pawnee, Okla., and William Leon Teague of Spokane, Wash.; daughter, Nelida Way of Broken Arrow, Okla.; sister, Kathy Water of New Kirk, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


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