Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Joe Biggerstaff
KINGSLAND _ Joe Bob Biggerstaff, 71, of Kingsland, died Monday, July 28, 1997, in Llano.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Knight officiating. Burial will be at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County. Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
He was born in Silverton and was a resident of Kingsland for 19 years after moving from Odessa. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Doris Biggerstaff of Kingsland; sons, Joey Biggerstaff of Marble Falls and J.J. Jackson of Nice, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Esteban Lara
MIDLAND _ Esteban V. ``Steve'' Lara, 18, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, in an auto accident in Midland.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Midland. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home. He was a lifetime resident of Midland. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Secundino ``Dino'' Lara Jr. and Garcie Lara, both of Midland; brothers, Dino Lara III and Jaime Lara, both of Midland; sister, Anna Marie Lara of Midland; grandfather, Manuel Villa of Midland; grandmother, Inocencia Lara of Midland; and great-grandmothers, Juanita Hinojos Bitolas of Odessa and Maria Rivera Lara of Bakersfield, Calif.

Taylor Levins
ANDREWS _ Taylor Ryan Levins, 2, of Brownfield, died Sunday, July 27, 1997, at Columbia Park Hospital in Kissimmee, Fla., after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. H.A. Hanks officiating. Burial will be at Andrews North Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was a lifetime resident of Brownfield.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Kim Levins of Brownfield; grandparents, Keith Levins and Bobbie Levins, both of Andrews; great-grandparents, Bob Taylor and June Taylor of Andrews and Hollis Levins of Andrews.

Inez Lopez Sr.
ODESSA _ Inez Contreras Lopez Sr., 65, a retired laborer, died Monday, July 28, 1997, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel with Mario Pena officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Esperanza and was a resident of Odessa for 24 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Martina Lopez of Odessa; sons, Alfred Lopez, Andy Lopez and Eddie Lopez, all of Odessa; daughters, Sylvia Lozano, Patsy Hernandez, Sulema Casillas, Melinda Villareal and Deanna Brito, all of Odessa; brothers, Victor Lopez, Catarino Lopez, Magarito Lopez and Manuel Lopez, all of Odessa; sisters, Rita Galindo of Odessa and Paula Vasquez of Phoenix; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Robert Roberts
ODESSA _ Robert Lee Roberts, 88, a retired radiator repairman, died Monday, July 28, 1997, at Slaton Care Center in Slaton.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jack Watkins officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Waco and has been a resident of Odessa since 1959.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Donald Roberts of Lubbock and Walter Roberts of Wynnewood, Okla.; and daughter, Helen Stephens of Lubbock.

Elisha Snodgrass
BIG SPRING _ Elisha Newton Snodgrass, 65, former owner of the People Feeder in Odessa, died Monday, July 28, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, after a short illness.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Dean Thomas officiating. Arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
He was born in Odessa and was a resident of Big Spring. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Robert Snodgrass of Marble Falls, Steve Snodgrass of Southern California and Bill Dean of Big Spring; daughter, Brenda Rodgers of Odessa; brother, Bill Snodgrass of Jefferson City, Tenn.; sisters, Flo Dean of Big Spring and Lou Ed Freeman of Fairfield, Calif.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jeanette Callaway
ODESSA _ Jeanette Lynn Hubert Callaway, 29, a homemaker, died Monday, July 28, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
A memorial service was held Wednesday at Harkey Funeral Home with Harold Callaway officiating. Graveside services will be held at Rosehills Cemetery in Wittier, Calif. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Norwalk, Calif., and was a resident of Monahans for eight years.
SURVIVORS: Husband, David Wayne Callaway of Monahans; sons, David Wayne Callaway Jr. and Curtis Lewis Callaway, both of Monahans; father, Paul Hubert Jr. of Whittier, Calif; mother, Nancy Hubert of Lake El Sonore, Calif.; and sisters, Pamela Beck of Rosemead, Calif., and Wenette Morassini of Fontana, Calif.

Pearl Christopher
ODESSA _ Pearl Christopher, 70, a retired apartment manager, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Clydell Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Maud and was a resident of Odessa. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, John H. Clements of Odessa; sons, Robert Miller and Bobbie Miller, both of Coalinga, Calif., Troy Miller of Grant Pass, Ore., Buckey Miller of Shafter, Calif.; and Jimmy Miller of Alabama; daughters, Jo Anne Presley of Centre, Ala., Linda Miller of San Bernardino, Calif., Kathy Elrod of Palestine, Rhonda McMillen of Interlaken, N.Y.; Joyce Akman of Ventura, Calif.; mother, Elsie Christopher of Odessa; brothers, Jerry Christopher of Del Rio, Russel Christopher of Perry, Okla., and Ray Christopher of Odessa; sisters, Sibel Inge and Vivian McElyea, both of Odessa and Doris Billingsley of San Antonio; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Norma Watkins
ODESSA _ Norma Wanda Watkins, 86, a retired Quicksilver Clothing store employee, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Terry Pierce officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Richland Springs and had been a resident of Odessa since 1951. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Billy F. Watkins and Fred C. Watkins, both of Odessa, and Kenneth J. Watkins of Houston; daughters, Fran Holcomb and JoAnn Combest, both of Odessa, and Ruth J. Watkins and Linda J. Watkins, both of Dallas; sisters, Grace Burnett of Grant Pass, Ore. and Billie Lawrence of Salinas, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Josh Bruton
MONAHANS _ Josh Maurine Bruton, 87, a retired jewelry store owner, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, in Temple.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Monahans Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Berry Klempnauer officiating. Arrangements by Harper-Talasek Funeral Home.
She was born in Scranton and had been a resident of Monahans since 1935. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, J.T. David of Wimberley; daughter, Billie Wilhite Smith of Temple; stepson, Ollie A. Bruton Jr. of Snyder; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Flo Clemons
ANDREWS _ Flo Clemons, 84, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Columbia St. David's Hospital in Round Rock.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Northcrest Baptist Church in Andrews with the Rev. David Humber officiating. Burial will be at the Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was a resident of Andrews before moving to Cedar Park in 1989. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, James Moxley of Andrews, Bob Moxley of Georgetown and Johnny R. Carwile of Cranfills Gap; daughters, Betty Carruth of Maysville, Okla., and Patsy Redd of Rowlett; brother, Levere Forbus of Brownfield; sister, Geneva Moore of Lubbock; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Enedina Fuentes
ALPINE _ Enedina Fuentes, 67, a homemaker, died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at her residence.
Rosary was said Thursday at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. today at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine. Burial will be at Holy Angels Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Alpine and was a resident of Van Horn. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Jesus Fuentes of Stanton and Gerardo Fuentes and Manuel Fuentes, both of Odessa; daughters, Adelina Wallace and Evangelina Salinas, both of Van Horn; brothers, Isidoro Salgado of Hobbs, N.M., Pedro Salgado of Fabens and Raul Salgado of Pecos; sister, Efivenia Rivera of Dallas; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Christian Martin
AMARILLO _ Christian Lynn Martin, infant daughter of Al Martin and Jodie Fowler Martin, of Amarillo died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Northwest Texas Hospital.
Graveside services were held Wednesday at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Amarillo with the Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Arrangements by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
SURVIVORS: Parents; brother, Maddux Martin of Amarillo; grandparents, George Martin and Nellie Martin, both of Amarillo, Marilyn Fowler of Odessa and Bob Fowler of Phoenix; and two great-grandmothers, Gladys Martin of Stamford and June Thomson of Odessa.

Mabel Moore
ODESSA _ Mabel Moore, 86, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital in Midland.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Rasco and the Rev. Ernest Easley officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Wetumka, Okla., and had been a resident of Odessa since 1947. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Betty Depew of Midland and Nelda Kathleen Dunn of Phoenix; sister, Irene Guthrie and Lenna Shadix, both of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

Teofila Ramirez
ODESSA _ Teofila Leyva Ramirez, 76, a homemaker, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Ojinaga, Mexico and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Frederico Ramirez and Jose Martin Cruz, both of Odessa; daughter, Socorro Alcantar of Odessa; brothers, Jesus Ramirez, Vicente Ramirez, Reyes Ramirez, Esmundo Ramirez, Vivano Ramirez and Inez Ramirez, all of Ojinaga, Mexico; and sister, Paz Ramirez of Ojinaga, Mexico.

Norma Watkins
ODESSA _ Norma Wanda Watkins, 86, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Terry Pierce officiating.
Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Richland Springs and had been a resident of Odessa since 1951. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Billy F. Watkins and Fred C. Watkins, both of Odessa, and Kenneth J. Watkins of Houston; daughters, Fran Holcomb and JoAnn Combest, both of Odessa, and Ruth J. Watkins and Linda J. Watkins, both of Dallas; sisters, Grace Burnett of Grant Pass, Ore. and Billie Lawrence of Salinas, Ca.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Wilma Moore
ANDREWS _ Wilma Moore, 84,[cl9.5] a homemaker, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will held be at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Andrews with the Rev. H.A. Hanks officiating. Burial will be at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Abilene and had been a resident of Andrews since 1965. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Odell Moore of Andrews; son, Tommy Moore of Kansas City, Mo.; daughters, Glenda Signs of Fort Worth and Bonnie Barnes of Hewitt; brother, Pete Barnard of Bakersfield, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Vanal Smith
GRANITE SHOALS _ Vanal Ewing Smith, 58, a mechanical engineer, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County with the Rev. Kenneth Wommack officiating. Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield Funeral Homes.
He was born in Mangum, Okla., and had been a resident of Odessa before moving to Granite Shoals four years ago. He was an Army- Air Force veteran and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Patricia Ilene Smith of Granite Shoals; sons, Gene Forrest Smith of Granite Shoals, and Lloyd Henry Smith and Daniel Aaron Smith, both of Marble Falls; daugthers, Dinty Louise Davis of Temple and Tamara Jay-Net Smith of Fort Worth; brother, Ned Smith of Cedar Park; sisters, Marzelle Boyles of Odessa and Helen Swindle of Euless; and 14 grandchildren.

Roman Almanza
MONAHANS _ Roman Almanza, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, in Monahans.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Harkey Funeral Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. John Lucido officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Barstow and he lived in Monahans. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Ernesto Almanza and Adolfo Almanza, both of Monahans, and Johnny Almanza of Dallas; daughters, Ofelia Juarez of Bartsow, Otelia Garcia of Lubbock, Josefa Segovia and Lucila Quiroz, both of Odessa, and Connie Naegle of Bloomsfield, N.M.; brothers, Antonio Almanza of Monahans and Migule Almanza of Odessa; sister, Josefina Gonzales of Barstow; 55 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Carolyn Chambliss
DENVER CITY _ Carolyn Chambliss, 57, a teacher, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, at Yoakum County Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Denver City with the Rev. Bob Webb and the Rev. Bob Fred officiating. Burial will be at Denver City Memorial Park. Arrangements by Roger Pool Funeral Home.
She was born in Vernon and she lived in Denver City since 1970. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Lewis Chambliss of Denver City; daughters, Lori Bannister and Lisa Chambliss, both of Lubbock; mother, Lula Emmett of Denver City; brother, Delton Emmett of Dumas; and one grandson.

Eunice Dudley
WINK _ Eunice Dudley, 68, a housewife, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Wink with the Rev. Bill Heggemeier officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born in Blackwell and she lived in Wink for 23 years. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Pat Dudley of Wink; sons, Gary Marvin Dudley of Wink and James Milton Dudley of Artesia, N.M.; daughters, Judy Lynette Redwood of Tulsa and Linda Ann Ferguson of Evanston, Wy.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Earvin Hayes
ODESSA _ Earvin Hayes, 53, a truck driver, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, in Iraan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Dewey Martin and the Rev. Roger Davidson. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Midland and he lived in Odessa since he was 12. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jessie Hayes of Odessa; sons, Edward Mont Hayes of Colorado City and Kelly Martin and Dewey Martin, both of San Antonio; daughters, Larella Eicks of Show Low, Ariz., and Cassie Davidson of Colorado City; mother, Winnie Simmons of Midland; brother, Raymond Hayes of Midland; sisters, Nadine McGraw and Vivian Duffey, both of Midland; and 11 grandchildren.

I.H. Prosise Jr.
EDEN _ I.H. ``Snooks'' Prosise Jr., 78, a retired laborer, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, in an Eden nursing home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Eden Cemetery.
Arrangements by Eden Funeral Home.
He was born in Runnels County and he lived in Eden. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Henry Prosise of Ballinger and Delbert Prosise of Eden; daughters, Bee Davis and Glenda Stovall, both of Eden, Janie Smith of Odessa and Alice Barnes of Austin; brothers, Jeff Prosise of Grants Pass, Ore., Waymon Prosise of Houston and Gerald Prosise of Eden; sisters, Johnnie Mae of Lubbock, Geneva Medders and Shirley McIntosh, both of Eden, and Loris White of San Angelo; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Jose Rodriguez
ODESSA _ Jose Osbaldo Rodriguez, 25, an insulator, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997, in Odessa.
Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico, and lived in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jose Osbaldo Rodriguez Jr. of Odessa; daughter, Ashely Rodriguez of Odessa; parents, Faustino and Socorro Rodriguez of Odessa; brothers, Luis A. Levario, Fernando Rodriguez, Faustino Rodriguez, Mauel Jairo Rodriguez and Jesus Rodriguez, all of Odessa; grandparents, Fernando and Magdalena Rodriguez and Florencio and Consuelo Ramirez, all of Odessa.

Ignacio Salgado
ODESSA _ Ignacio S. Salgado, 84, a retired cement layer, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at his residence.
Roasry will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Presidio and he lived in Odessa since 1943. He was an Army veteran of World War II and he was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maria Salgado of Odessa; step-daughters, Nellie Aguilar of Loraine and Mary Ann Mendez of Sweetwater; sister, Alanaslida Vejuga of Odessa; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Michael Stewart
IRAAN _ Michael Shawn Stewart, 34, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1997, in Iraan.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wright officiating. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at City of Levelland Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home of Iraan.
He was born in Levelland and he lived in Iraan for 13 years. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Dena Denise Stewart of Iraan; sons, Corey Seth Stewart and Eric Michael Stewart, both of Seminole; daughter, Kelsey Loree Stewart of Seminole; step-sons, Clint Smithson and Brian Smithson, both of Iraan; and grandparents, Louise Bruton of Mineral Wells and Ernest and Jerri Stewart of South Plains.


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