Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Alec Ethan Aguirre
FORT WORTH _ Alec Ethan Aguirre, 1 month, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, at Cooks Children's Hospital in Fort Worth.
Graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday at Rosehill Cemetery in Odessa. He was born in Odessa. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Alive Denise Aguirre of Odessa; sister, Dixie Zelleste Aguirre of Odessa; and grandparents, Arnulfo and Nelida Aguirre of Odessa.

Glyn ``Pelks'' Elkins
EUNICE, N.M. _ Glyn ``Pelks'' Elkins, 63, retired from EPNG, died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Jal, N.M., with the Rev. Patti Butts officiating. Burial will be at Jal Cemetery in Jal, N.M. Funeral arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home in Eunice, N.M.
He was born in Hamilton and has been a resident of Jal, N.M., since 1995. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Army and the Reserves.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Claydean Music of Jal, N.M.

Marco Antonio Gutierrez Krasnohira
ODESSA _ Marco Antonio Gutierrez Krasnohira, 57, retired industrial engineer with MacDonald's Corporation, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis Frey officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and had been a resident of Odessa for 10 months. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Corinna Gutierrez of Odessa; son, Marco Antonio Gutierrez III of Houston; sisters, Anna Kielbray of Atlanta, Ga.; and Magdalena Harrington of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Napolean Daniels ODESSA _ Napolean Daniels, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1996, at Medical Center Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Martinez Funeral Home.

Joe C. Johnson
ODESSA _ Joe C. Johnson, 77, owner of Odessa Electric Service, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Ring III officiating. Funeral arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Marietta, Okla. and moved to Odessa from Las Cruces, N.M.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Veri Johnson of Odessa; daughters, Marlene Brandolini of Harverhill, Mass.; Sondra Townsend of Garland; and two grandchildren.

Benjamin Hub Heap
ODESSA _ Benjamin Hub Heap, 22, stage hand, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 in New Orleans.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Thorpe officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens following the services. Funeral arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Odessa and had been a lifelong resident.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Billie Craig and Kim Heap of Odessa; Mary Hellen and Tony Chiappa of Seattle, Wash.; brother, Cody Heap of Odessa; Blake Heap of Odessa; Dean Thiebeud of Carbondale, Fla.; and sister, Kristiana Heap of Odessa.

Robert Joseph Jones
DOTHAN, ALA. _ Robert Joseph Jones, 62, a professor at Troy State University of Dothan, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997 in Dothan, Ala.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel in Dothan with Norman Boyd officiating. Funeral arrangements by Byrd Funeral Home.
He was born in Harlingen and has been a resident of Dothan since 1993. He was a board member of the Unity Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Clifton Jones of Dallas; Robert Jones of Dallas; sister, Betty White of Odessa; and one grandchild.

Eva Nell Sheffield
ODESSA _ Eva Nell Sheffield, telephone operator, died Friday Aug. 15, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Braswell officating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Fairburn, Ga., and had been a resident of Odessa since 1955.
SURVIVORS: Husband, William Bill Sheffield of Odessa; daughter, Janis Dominguez of Odessa; brother, Edward Yarbrough of Macon, Ga.; and one grandchild.

Ella Katie Smith
ODESSA _ Ella Katie Smith, 96, homemaker, died Sat. Aug. 16, 1997 at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Glenn Harlin and Rev. Clydel Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Paris and has been a resident of Odessa since the late 1940s. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Brother, Morris Clark of Denver, Colo.; sister, Aline Tessman of San Antonio; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Leola Mae (Bennett) Swift
BOWIE _ Leola Mae (Bennett) Swift, 91, a retired department manager at Walgreens, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, in Bowie.
Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Burgess Fry Owens Brumley Chapel in Bowie, with the Rev. Wendall Gill Pastor officiating. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Bowie. Funeral arrangements by Burgess Fry Owens Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie.
She was born in Nocona, and has been a resident of Bowie for three years. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Odessa and a member of the Happy Hands Group of the church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Leland D. Swift of Bellevue; John H. Swift of Odessa; daughters, Evelyn Alexander of Irving; Marchetta Bivins of Bowie; Iola Taylor of Oakland, Calif.; Irene Scott of Odessa; and Carletta Walden of Pflugerville; sister, Ila Williamson of Odessa; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Josephine Garms Heffington
BANGS _ Josephine Garms Heffington, 89, a nurse's aid at Twilight Nursing Home, died Aug. 16, 1997, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held Aug. 18, 1997, at Bangs Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Light officiating. Funeral arrangements by Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Bangs.
She was born in Bangs and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Bangs Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Nina K. Eiland of Bangs; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Marie Hinkle
MIDLAND _ Marie Hinkle, 87, a Pecos and Anson Independent School District teacher, died Monday at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center of Midland.
Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Dyer officiating. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Canyon and was a resident of Midland since 1940. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Harry Hinkle of Midland; daughter, Ann H. Dunbar of Austin; sister, Doris P. Kinney of Stamford; and four grandchildren.

Addie R. Mosely
BROWNFIELD _ Addie Ruby Mosely, 92, a homemaker, died Aug. 14, 1997, at Brownfield Regional Medical Center after a lenghty illness.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 18, 1997, at Primative Baptist Church with the Rev. Elder Ronnie Hedges officiating. Burial will be at Terry County Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Brownfield Funeral Home.
She was born in Claybourne Parrish, La., where she was raised. She had been a resident of Terry County since 1942. She was a member of Primative Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Lona Little of Brownfield, Nola Faye Massey of Levelland and Fairy Belle Hoppenrath of Corpus Christi; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Lizzie B. Murray
CALVERT _ Lizzie B. Murray, 89, secretary, died Sunday Aug. 10, 1997, at her residence. Services were held Aug. 15 at Garrett Grove Baptist Church in Calvert with the Rev. E.W. Carter officiating. Funeral arrangements by Paul Funeral Home in Marlin.
She was born in Calvert, and was a lifelong resident. She served as choir member, secretary of the church, vice-president of the choir, treasurer of the mission society at Garret Grove Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Ora Lee Bell, Odessa; Fannie Lawrence, Odessa; Clara Moore, Los Angeles, Calif.; Brenda Combs, Los Angeles, Calif.; Emma Christian, San Marcos; sons, Clarence Murray, Calvert; Roy Murray, Odessa, Dudley Murray, Los Angeles, Calif.; adopted daughters, Lovie Evans of Los Angeles, Calif.; Ida Ruth Smith, San Antonio; Jo Ella Jones of Calvert; Christene Gilmore of Calvert; Lee Turner, Gardenia, Calif.; and adopted sister, Selena Jackson of Alexandria, La.

Douglas Warren
BIG SPRING _ Douglas Warren, 60, a pilot, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, in Big Spring.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Allen Blanks officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born in Coahoma and was a resident of Big Spring, previously of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lora Warren of Big Spring; sons, Lelan Warren of Dallas and Gene Warren of Stonewall; mother, Faye Warren of Coahoma; brother, Doyle Warren of McAllen; and a sister, Barbara Goswick of Snyder. 

Josephine Heffington
BANGS _ Josephine Garms Heffington, 89, a nurse's aid at Twilight Nursing Home, died Aug. 16, 1997, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held Aug. 18, 1997, at Bangs Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Light officiating. Funeral arrangements by Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Bangs.
She was born in Bangs and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Bangs Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Nina K. Eiland of Bangs; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Marie Hinkle
MIDLAND _ Marie Hinkle, 87, a Pecos and Anson Independent School District teacher, died Monday at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center of Midland.
Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Dyer officiating. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Canyon and was a resident of Midland since 1940. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Harry Hinkle of Midland; daughter, Ann H. Dunbar of Austin; sister, Doris P. Kinney of Stamford; and four grandchildren.

Addie R. Mosely
BROWNFIELD _ Addie Ruby Mosely, 92, a homemaker, died Aug. 14, 1997, at Brownfield Regional Medical Center after a lenghty illness.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 18, 1997, at Primative Baptist Church with the Rev. Elder Ronnie Hedges officiating. Burial will be at Terry County Memorial Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements by Brownfield Funeral Home.
She was born in Claybourne Parrish, La., where she was raised. She had been a resident of Terry County since 1942. She was a member of Primative Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Lona Little of Brownfield, Nola Faye Massey of Levelland and Fairy Belle Hoppenrath of Corpus Christi; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Lizzie B. Murray
CALVERT _ Lizzie B. Murray, 89, secretary, died Sunday Aug. 10, 1997, at her residence.
Services were held Aug. 15 at Garrett Grove Baptist Church in Calvert with the Rev. E.W. Carter officiating. Funeral arrangements by Paul Funeral Home in Marlin.
She was born in Calvert, and was a lifelong resident. She served as choir member, secretary of the church, vice-president of the choir, treasurer of the mission society at Garret Grove Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Ora Lee Bell, Odessa; Fannie Lawrence, Odessa; Clara Moore, Los Angeles, Calif.; Brenda Combs, Los Angeles, Calif.; Emma Christian, San Marcos; sons, Clarence Murray, Calvert; Roy Murray, Odessa, Dudley Murray, Los Angeles, Calif.; adopted daughters, Lovie Evans of Los Angeles, Calif.; Ida Ruth Smith, San Antonio; Jo Ella Jones of Calvert; Christene Gilmore of Calvert; Lee Turner, Gardenia, Calif.; and adopted sister, Selena Jackson of Alexandria, La.

Bill Stuart
ODESSA _ William S. (Bill) Stuart, 71, a retired cable tool driller, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1997 at Veterans Administration Center in Big Spring.
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors Chapel with chaplain Dean Thomas officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Mr. Stuart was born in Millersview and had lived in Odessa since 1942. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving with the Seabees in the Pacific. He was a member of the Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Dorothy Froelich and Imogene Craft of Odessa.

Douglas Warren
BIG SPRING _ Douglas Warren, 60, a pilot, died Monday, Aug. 18, 1997, in Big Spring.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Allen Blanks officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born in Coahoma and was a resident of Big Spring, previously of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lora Warren of Big Spring; sons, Lelan Warren of Dallas and Gene Warren of Stonewall; mother, Faye Warren of Coahoma; brother, Doyle Warren of McAllen; and a sister, Barbara Goswick of Snyder.

Juan Ortiz Chavez
ODESSA _ Juan Ortiz Chavez, 43, laborer, of Pecos, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Antonio Mena. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Pecos and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of the Catholic church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Myra Aguilar of Roswell, N.M.; Melissa Chavez of Fresno, Calif. and Michelle Gomez; mother, Christina Chavez of Pecos; brothers, Gabriel Chavez of Lubbock; Bennie Chavez of Lubbock; sisters, Tacha Mendoza of California; Socorro Mesa of Pecos; Lidia Perez, Mary Varella and Bertha Germazo all of Pecos; Paula Chavez of Odessa; and Isabel Garcia of Hobbs, N.M.

Napolean Pete Daniels
ODESSA _ Napolean Pete Daniels, 66, contract welder, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with the Rev. H.L. Steger. Burial will be in Sinset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Troup and lived in Odessa for 59 years. He was a Mason, Chairman of the Deacon Board. He was veteran of the Korean Conflict in the Air Force.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Ella Clinton of Odessa; son, Danny Bernhard Daniels of Arlington; daughters, Teresa Carol White of Odessa; and Natalyn Temple Daniels of Houston; and three grandchildren.

Anna M. Rogers
ODESSA _ Anna M. Rogers, 91, of Odessa, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at Deerings Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Curtis Brewer officiating. Funeral arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Tupelo, Okla., and came to Odessa in 1954 from Wichita, Kan. She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Shirley Johnson of Wichita, Kan.; sons, Bobby Rogers of Goldey; Jerry Rogers of Midland; E.V. Rogers of Odessa; sister, Margie Padilla of Norwalk, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


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