Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


Click HERE to also search the Texas Obituary and Death Notice Archive
First Name:
Last Name:
Frank Castle Jr.
ODESSA _ Frank Castle Jr., 73, a retired mechanic, died Friday, July 11, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Roscoe Sutton officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Gilmore and he lived in Odessa. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and he was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, James E. Castle of Oakland, Calif.; daughters, Evelyn M. Lawrence of Andrews, Mary Jo Bell of Lubbock, Kathrean Washington of Midland, and Kathlean Young and Joyce Patterson, both of Odessa; brothers, John Raymond Castle of Hughes Spring and L.J. Castle of Dallas; and sisters, Grace Newsome and Annie Walker, both of Gilmore, Marie Collier of San Antonio and Frankie Elder of Dallas.

Manuela Gonzales
ODESSA _ Manuela Gonzales, 68, of Odessa, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, at her residence.
Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Chavez officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
She was born in Presidio.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Juan Gonzales of Odessa; sons, Jimmy Gonzales and Jose Gonzales, both of Odessa; daughters, Delia Gonzales, Maribel Orosco and Mandy Gonzales, all of Odessa; father, Francisco Gonzales of Presidio; brothers, Leon Gonzales of San Diego, Alejo Gonzales of Odessa and Juan De La Cruz of Tatum, N.M.; sisters, Magarita Chavez and Rasario Aparicio, both of Odessa, Tela Urias of Presidio and Monica Hernandez of Los Angeles; and seven grandchildren.

Frank Hughes
BIG SPRING _ Frank Hughes, 81, a retired owner and operator of Hughes Calibration in Odessa, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at an Odessa nursing home.
Services were held Friday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Bob Bratcher officiating. Burial was at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born in Elbert and moved to Odessa from Big Spring. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Dianna Fields of Midland; brothers, Oliver Hughes of Big Spring, Shorty Lilly of Sand Springs and Emmitt Lilly of Lometa; sisters, Mildred Hocker of California and Iris Mae Conner of Robert Lee; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Troy Tindol
BIG SPRING _ Troy Tindol, 62, a welder, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Doug Shelley officiating.
Arrangements by Myers and Smith Funeral Home.
He was born in Coahoma and he lived in Big Spring.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Joy Isbell Tindol of Big Spring; daughters, Toni Bowden of Midland, Joni Corless of Indonesia and Jerri Tindol of Big Spring; brother, W.L. Tindol of Odessa; sister, Elzan Shafer of Lake Tomas; and four grandchildren.

Wayne Yeates Jr.
ODESSA _ Wayne M. Yates Jr., 43, an auger, died Saturday, July 5, 1997, in Gatesville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Parks officiating.
Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Vernon and he lived in Odessa. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Lillie Conley of Odessa; brothers, James Melvin of Odessa; sisters, Patty Blane and Gwendolyn Simpson, both of Garland, and Katie McAfee of Midland.

James Zarafonetis Sr.
TEMPLE _ James H. Zarafonetis Sr., 90, of Round Rock, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, at his residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Temple Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Thorpe officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Bonham and he was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Cynthia Garrett of Round Rock; brother, William H. Zarafonetis of Big Spring; sister, Patsy Ruth Huckabee of Snyder; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Irene Coggins
ALPINE _ Irene A. Coggins, 89, a homemaker, died Monday, July 14, 1997, at Alpine Valley Care Center.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Elm Grove Cemetery with Charles Wright officiating. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home.
She was born in Pearsall and she lived in Alpine. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Otis Coggins Jr. of Alpine; daughter, Kathryn C. Stucke of Alpine; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Librada Guerra
ODESSA _ Librada Castelo Guerra, 79, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Luis Zepeda officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Stockton and she lived in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Antioco Guerra of Odessa; son, Joe Castelo of Roswell, N.M.; daughters, Priscilla Zarate, Celia Lujan, Luisa Lujan, Socorro Rivas and Margaret Ramos, all of Odessa; sisters, Maria Velasquez and Olivia Lascano, both of Fort Stockton; 14 grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren and 7 great-great- grandchildren.

Ora Moore
GRAHAM _ Ora Cheaney Moore, 93, died Tuesday, July 15, 1997, in Graham.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James C. Hill officiating. Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements by Morrison Funeral Home.
She was born in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) and she had lived in Big Spring and Hobbs, N.M. before moving to Graham in 1991. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Welton Moore of Midland and Richard Moore of Houston; daughter, Betty Rowell of Graham; brother, Curtis ``Jiggs'' Cheaney of Aromas, Calif.; sisters, Lois Bradley of Electra and Zoe Ackerman of Wichita Falls; 10 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild.

Enrique Alvarez
PECOS _ Enrique Alvarez, 82, a retired custodian, died Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Saturday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Roberto Alvarado officiating. Burial will be at Balmorhea Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Balmorhea and was a long time resident of Pecos. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Manuela Alvarez of Pecos; sons, Beto Alvarez and Rodolfo Alvarez, both of Odessa and Henry Alvarez of El Paso; daughters, Magdalena Valencia and Faye Moran, both of Odessa, Eloisa Cortez of Pecos and Patricia Ornelas of Laredo; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Annie Idella Brem
ODESSA _ Annie Idella Brem, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at New Horizon Nursing Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Paul W. Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Coryell County and was a resident of Odessa. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Billie Jean Keech of Marion, Ark.; sister, Lillie Wood of Irving; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Dorothy Harbison
ODESSA _ Dorothy Maurine Harbison, 80, a homemaker, died Monday, June 9, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
No services will be held. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Ellsworth, Kan., and had lived in Odessa since 1962. She was Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Son, Thomas Harbison of Odessa; daughter, Debra Ivy of Odessa; sister, Ethelyn Edwards of Winfield, Kan., and Felicie Blinn of Stockton, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Joe Massengill
ODESSA _ Joe Edgar Massengill, 71, a retired tool pusher, died Wednesday, July 10, 1997, at Veterans Medical Center in Dallas.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m.today at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Four Oaks, N.C., and he was a resident of Austin. He was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Mike Massengill and James Massengill, both of Odessa, and Russell Massengill and Kenneth Massengill, both of San Antonio; daughter, Mary Ann Massengill of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and sisters, Irene Godwin and Velma Benson, both of Dunn, N.C.

Frederick Miller
ODESSA _ Frederick Harry Miller, 59, a retired police officer, died Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at his residence.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
He was born in Steubenville, Ohio, and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Patricia Miller of Odessa; son, Thomas Vincent Miller of Lubbock; daughter, Jenny Lynn Nufher of Odessa; brother, Greg Woods of Jewett, Ohio; and sister, Carol Tanley of East Liverpool, Ohio.

June Rawlings
ODESSA _ June A. Rawlings, 70, a homemaker, died Monday, July 14, 1997, at a local nursing home.
Private services were held Wednesday at the Sixth and Jackson Church of Christ with Don Turskey officiating. Arrangements were by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born in Montreal, Canada, and was a resident of Odessa before moving to Big Spring. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Son, James Robert Rawlings of Lubbock; daughter, Laural Lynne McKnight of Odessa; brothers, J.E. Comeau of Cowansville, Ontario, Canada and Robert Comeau of Montreal, Canada; sisters, Irene Thomae of Prescott, Ontario, Canada and Betty Crosby of Waverly, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

Thelma Dow
KERMIT _ Thelma Emerine Dow, 87, a homemaker, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Guy White officiating. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
She was born in Sheridan, Ill., and she was a resident of Midland before moving to Seminole in 1996. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Melvin Gene Dow of Seminole, Don Frank Dow of Midland and James Dwight Dow of Austin; sister, Esther Helber of Grand Prairie; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Phyllis Jones
CRANE _ Phyllis Elaine Jones, 49, of Turpin, Okla., died Monday, July 21, 1997, at Columbia Medical Center in San Angelo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Crane with the Rev. David Miracle and the Rev. Stan Lehnert officiating. Burial will be at Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born in Odessa and was a resident of Turpin, Okla.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Durwood Jones of Turpin, Okla.; sons, Michael Chris Jones of Crane and Jon Jason Jones of Grafford; mother, Amy Lampley of San Angelo; stepfather, G.H. Lampley of San Angelo; brother, Mike Wheeler of Brownwood; sister, Pat Weiser of Beaumont; and two grandchildren.

Bob Lewis
SEMINOLE _ Bob Lewis, 70, a retired pastor, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at his residence after a short illness.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jerry Kelly officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
He was born in Pecos and had been a resident of Seminole since 1972. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Helen Lewis of Seminole; sons, Barry Lewis of Dallas and Richard Lewis of London, England; stepsons, John Cottrell of Dallas and Robert Cottrell of Midland; stepdaughter, Yuvonne Martin of Lubbock; brother, Jake Lewis of Monahans; sister, Kathlene Lewis of Albuquerque, N.M.; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Clifford Martin
BARNHART _ Clifford Eugene Martin, 63, a Yale Key Oilwell Service employee, died Saturday, July 19, 1997, at Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital in San Angelo.
Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. today at Barnhart Cemetery in Barnhart with the Rev. John Sparks officiating. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Homes.
He was born in Vernon and was a resident of Barnhart. He was a Methodist and a navy veteran.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Tammy Jamison of Fort Stockton and Mary McDonald of Florida; brothers, A.L. Martin Jr. of Norman, Okla., and Delbert Martin of Arlington; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Gloria Salcido
ODESSA _ Gloria Gamboa Salcido, 50, a teacher's aide, died Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Friday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Chavez officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Barstow and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Rogelio ``Roy'' Salcido of Odessa; sons, Frank Rogelio ``Boss'' Salcido of Odessa and Zebadiah ``Jaucee'' Salcido of Austin; daughter, Denise ``Ann'' Salcido of Odessa; brothers, Carlos Gamboa and Cruz Gamboa, both of Odessa; sister, Rosa Hinojos of Odessa; and two grandchildren.

Floyd Estrada Jr.
SARAGOSA _ Floyd Estrada Jr., 46, a Reeves County deputy sheriff, died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at University Medical Center Hospital in Lubbock.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel and at 7 p.m.
Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Saragosa. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial will be at Saragosa Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Presidio and has been a resident of Saragosa since 1977. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Elia Estrada of Saragosa; daughters, Georgia Eleziade, Jackie Estrada and Samantha Estrada, all of Amarillo; father, Flavio Estrada Sr. of Presidio; mother, Evangilina Estrada of Fresno, Calif.; brother, Hector Estrada of Fresno, Calif.; sisters, Katy Montes, Betty Estrada and Margaret Estrada, all of Fresno, Calif., Rosa Estrada of Presidio and Nora Elia Arroyo and Norma Tarin, both of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

Robbie Sutton
ODESSA _ Robbie Lee Sutton, 83, a retired bus driver, died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Roscoe Sutton officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Carthage and was a resident of Odessa for 55 years. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Leroy Brown, Eugene Brown, Charles Martin and Leroy Jessie Brown, all of Odessa, Buford Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Oscar Foreman of Oakland, Calif.; daughter, Delora Martin of Odessa; brother, Roscoe Sutton of Odessa; sisters, Emma Sutton, Lucile Beck, Mildred Burts and Hazel Servance, all of Odessa; 30 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren.

Effie Wood
ADA, Okla. _ Effie Leona Hunt Wood, 85, a retired teacher, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at Sapulpa Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at First Free Will Baptist Church in Ada, Okla., with the Rev. Keith Burden officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Criswell Funeral Home.
She was born in Oakmen, Okla., and she was a lifetime resident of Ada, Okla. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Lynn Wood of Bryan, Texas, and Glen Wood of Odessa; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

 Mabel Donaghe
ODESSA _ Mabel Donaghe, 80, a homemaker, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, at her daughter's residence in Odessa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mike Vestal and the Rev. Robert Berry officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.
She was born in Swenson and she was a resident of Odessa. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Willie Donaghe of Austin and Morrison Donaghe of Big Spring; daughters, Betty Ann Kirby of Odessa and Joy Vestal of Palestine; brother, Nathan Gordon of Torrance, Calif.; sisters, Allie Mae Ballard of Gardendale, Willie M. Daniels of Okmulgee, Okla. and Donnie Rhodes of Eufaula, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Jacob Fehr
SEMINOLE _ Jacob Fehr, 45, a farm laborer, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, at Cordell Memorial Hospital in Snyder.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mennonite Evangelical Church in Seminole with Neal Thiessen officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
He was born in Mexico and he was a resident of Big Springs since 1994. He was a member of Mennonite Evangelical Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Helen Fehr of Big Spring; sons, Jake Fehr of Amarillo and Pete Fehr of Big Spring; daughter, Sara Fehr of Seminole; brothers, Henry Fehr of Big Spring, Pete Fehr of Seminole and John Fehr of Mexico; sisters, Mary Reimer, Sara Reimer and Henetha Klassen, all of Seminole, and Elizabeth Wall of Mexico; and three grandchildren.

Inez Marceleno
ODESSA _ Inez G. Marceleno, 65, a mechanic, died Friday, July 25, 1997, at Deerings Nursing Home.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Colorado City, Okla. and he lived in Odessa for the past 12 years. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Inez Marceleno Jr., Juan Marceleno and Jose Marceleno, all of Odessa; step-sons, Willie Sturgeon, Jimmy Sturgeon and Jacinto Olivares, all of Odessa; father, Jesus Marceleno of Odessa; brother, Manuel Marceleno of Elk City, Okla., Mac Marceleno, Jesse Marceleno and Cruz Marceleno, all of Altus, Okla.; and sister, Julia Vacamundez of Altus.

Christopher Truex
MOORE, OKLA. _ Christopher Davis Truex, 39, inside refrigeration salesman, died July 21, 1997, in Oklahoma from injuries suffered in a traffic accident.
Memorial services were held Friday at Emmanus Baptist Church. Arrangements by Hahn-Cook/--treet & Draper Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.
He was born in Odessa and moved to Moore from Odessa. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a 1975 Permian High School Graduate.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Beth N. Truex of Moore; daughters, Stephanie Rose Truex and Georgia Ruth Truex, both of Moore; parents, Ned and Mary Truex of Odessa; brothers, Mike Truex of Houston, Texas, Pat Truex of Monahans, Texas, Tim Truex and Jeff Thummel, both of Odessa; sisters, Janelle Edwards of Midland, Texas and Joan Sanders of Lexington, Texas.


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY