Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Hayley Adcock
ODESSA _ Hayley Skylar Adcock, infant daughter of James L. and Melissa Adcock of Odessa, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at Odessa Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Terry Pierce officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Parents; brother, Aaron James Adcock of Odessa; grandparents, Travis Dunn, Marianne Dunn and Betty Adcock, all of Odessa, Gary Adcock and Rita Adcock, both of Cisco; great-grandparents, Ray Warrington, Jutta Warrington, Mearl Adcock, and Mary Lambright, all of Odessa, Allie Spurgeon of Cisco and Lena Dunn of Frankston; and great-great-grandparent, Thelma Tickner of Cisco.

Saturnino Gonzalez
PECOS _ Saturnino Gonzalez, 83, a maintenance worker, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, in Odessa.
Rosary was said Friday at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel in Pecos. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Catherine Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Narez officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, and was a lifelong resident of Pecos.
SURVIVORS: Rogelio Gonzalez, Oscar Nolberto Gonzalez, Mario Saturnino Gonzalez and Hector Gonzalo Gonzalez, all of Nueva Rosita, Mexico, Victor Manuel Gonzales of Piedras Negras, Mexico, Juan De Dios Gonzalez of Monahans, Enedino Gonzalez of Pecos, and Francisco Javier Gonzalez of Austin; daughters, Emilia Gonzalez of Nueva Rosita, Mexico, Felipa Gonzalez of Pecos and Thelma Fabiola Gonzalez and Narce Dalia Gonzalez, both of Austin; brothers, Serafin Gonzalez of Nueva Rosita, Mexico; sisters, Maria De La Rosa of Pecos and Florinda Bustamante of Nueva Rosita, Mexico; 43 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Marylyn Lewis
MONAHANS _ Marylyn ``Hunt'' Thurman Lewis, 56, retired city administrator for the City of Grandfalls, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1997, at Ward Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Grandfalls Union Church. Burial will be in Tamarisk Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans.
She was born in Vernon and had lived in Midland for 16 years. She was a member of the Grandfalls Union Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, David Lewis of Royalty; parents, Elmer and Lee Hunt of Royalty; son, Mike Cornelius of Monahans; brother, Larry Hunt of Grandfalls; sister, Jan Grizzle of Hagerman, N.M.; and three grandchildren.

Cecil Patterson
FORT STOCKTON _ Cecil V. Patterson, 83, a ranching and oil production manager, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, in Fort Stockton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Fort Stockton with the Rev. Jeff Witcher officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was a lifetime resident of Fort Stockton and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Fern Patterson of Fort Stockton; daughters, Donna Fern Smith of Georgetown and Celia Jo Tibbitts of Fort Stockton; brothers, J.C. Patterson of Farmington, N.M., and Billy M. Patterson of Monahans; sister, Jessie Jewell Harvick of Monahans; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several foster children.

Sara Rios
ODESSA _ Sara Rios, 88, a homemaker of Odessa died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary was said Friday at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Luis Cepeda officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in El Mulato Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, and moved to Odessa three months ago from Presidio. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Son, Paul Rios of Presidio; daughters, Manuela Rodriguez of Riverside, Calif., Natalia Perez of Ojinaga, Mexico, Amelia Sanchez of Odessa and Concha Guardiola of Kermit; and brothers, Julio Ramirez of Andrews and Gubencio Ramirez of Midland.

Sylvia Beghtol
BIG SPRING _ Sylvia M. Beghtol, 83, of Odessa, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital of a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Ronnie Newton officiating. Arrangements made by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1913, in Trinidad, Colo.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Pearl Marie Klahr of Odessa.

Vera Cates
ROSWELL, N.M. _ Vera Faye Cates, 84, a former Odessa resident, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Memory Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. David Treybig officiating. Arrangements made by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
She was born in Nacogdoches and had lived in Roswell and Odessa before moving to Amarillo in 1995. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Acie Homer Cates Jr. of Amarillo and Robert Allen Cates of Phoenix; daughter, Marjorie Faye Curry of Cedar Hill; sisters, Gladys Tarwater of Roswell and Margaret Mayhew of Las Vegas; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Alvie McWilliams
ANDREWS _ Alvie Edwin McWilliams, 72, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. H.A. Hanks officiating. Burial will be at the Andrews North Cemetery. Arrangements made by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Roosevelt County, N.M. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had lived in Andrews since 1950. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Doris McWilliams of Andrews; son, Ronnie McWilliams of Seminole and Bobby McWilliams of Midland; daughter, Marilyn Reid of Andrews; brothers, Leo McWilliams of Lubbock and Vernon McWilliams of Clovis, N.M.; sister, Freta Hawkins of Chama, N.M.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Robert Smith
ODESSA _ Robert Tyler Smith, 7 days, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements made by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 5, 1997, in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Robert and Lisa Smith of Odessa; sisters, Taylor Brooke Smith and Roeshelle Paige Smith, both of Odessa; grandmother, Ruth Smith of Monahans; grandparents, Billy and Gloria Dunn of Monahans and great-grandmother, Doris Martin of Odessa.

Myrtle Steakley
SEMINOLE _ Myrtle Gladys Steakley, 87, a homemaker, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, in Seminole.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Gaines County Cemetery with the Rev. Ernest Wall officiating. Arrangements made by the Roger Pool Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 24, 1910, in Oplin and moved to Seminole from Seagraves in 1934.
SURVIVORS: Nieces, Joyce Schindler of Midland and Melba Jean Dyer of Fort Worth.

Luis Gonzales
FORT STOCKTON _ Luis L. Gonzales, 74, a heavy equipment driver, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at his residence.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. Agnes Catholic Church and Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Charles Geller officiating. Burial will be at the St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements made by the Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Terlingua and had lived in Fort Stockton since 1973.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Petra V. Gonzales of Fort Stockton; daughters, Berta G. Ortega of Fort Stockton and Maria Quintela of Fort Stockton; sister, Nieves G. Cabello of Fort Stockton; brother, Erminio Gonzales of Fort Stockton; six grandchildren, one great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Jessie Harvick
MONAHANS _ Jessie Jewel Harvick, 85, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at Ward Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Harkey Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Everett Hewett officiating. Burial will be at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements made by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 1, 1912, in Marble Falls and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Elmer Lee Harvick Jr. and Bill Harvick, both of Midland; daughters, Nona Cox of Monahans, Dolores Young of Vidor, Betty Smith of Monahans and Glenda Cole of Colorado Springs; brothers, Bill Patterson of Monahans and J.C. Patterson of Fort Stockton; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sebastian Terrazas
MONAHANS _ Sebastian R. Terrazas, 74, a retired highway and transportation worker, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at his residence.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. John's Catholic Church with the Rev. John Lucido officiating. Burial will be at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements made by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 20, 1923, in Marathon and came to Monahans 32 years ago from Marathon.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Francisca G. Terrazas of Monahans; sons, Freddy Terrazas of Taylor, Greg Terrazas of Shertz and Esmundo (Mundie) Terrazas of Monahans; daughters, Dola Sanchez of Monahans and Janie Ahaway of Odessa; sister, Zenaida Terrazas of Fort Stockton; brothers, Reyes Terrazas of Kermit, Juan Terrazas of Dallas and Manuel Terrazas of Sunnyvale, Calif.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Alvin Chambers
SNYDER _ Alvin Lloyd Chambers, 83, a retired railroad section foreman, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, at Snyder Oaks.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Snyder Cemetery with the Rev. Howard Jernigan officiating. Arrangements made by Bell-Cybert-Seale Funeral Home.
He was born June 12, 1914, in Corvell County and had lived in Snyder since 1962. He was a Baptist. SURVIVORS: Wife, Lura Mae Chambers of Snyder; daughters, Janet Nix of Snyder and Betty Norwood of Kermit; son, Steve Chambers of Littlefield; sister, Leone Wroten of Hemmitt, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Melva Anderson
LUBBOCK _ Melva ``Dean'' Anderson, 60, cafeteria mangager at Marcy Elementary School, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, in a Lubbock hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Myers and Smith Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Horace Yanez officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born in Big Spring, and lived there most of her life. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ronald Anderson of Big Spring; son, Brandon Anderson of Big Spring; daughters, Janice Short of Anchorage, Alaska; Janet Robertson of Anchorage, Alaska; Diane Milsap of Abilene; father, Denver Heffington of Big Spring; sisters, Donna Earhart of Big Spring; Dorothy Carter of Big Spring; Sany Webb of Big Spring; Shirley Slate of Odessa; brothers, Denver H. Heffington of Tow; Dennis Heffington of Big Spring; Binnie Heffington of Odessa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Billy Ball
JAL, N.M. _ Billy C. Ball, 70, plant superintendent for El Paso Natural Gas, died Monday Sept. 15, 1997, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday MST at First United Methodist Church in Jal, N.M. with the Rev. Patti Butts officiating. Burial will be in Jal Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home in Kermit.
He was born in Gordon and was a resident of Jal for 10 years. He was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Geneva Ball of Jal, N.M.; sons, Gary Ball of Lubbock, Greg Ball of Dallas and Mike Patterson of Houston; daughters, Pat Meeks and Pam Butler, both of Lubbock and Janice Holsey of Andrews; brothers, Jim Ball and Richard Ball, both of Mineral Wells; sister, Ailene Chisolm of Jal, N.M.; and 12 grandchildren.

Fermin Flotte
ODESSA _ Fermin Flotte, 63, a miner, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at a later date at Manuel Benavides Chihuahua, Mexico. Burial will be in Manuel Benavides Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was lifetime resident of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Natalia Puente Flotte of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico; sons, Leobardo Flotte and Jose Lorenzo Flotte, both of Odessa and Luis Fermin Flotte of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico; daughters, Marianela Flotte de Carrillo of Andrews and Manuela Flotte de Armendariz of Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico; and 14 grandchildren.

Lola Knowles
BIG SPRING _ Lola ``Honey'' Knowles, 69, a retired advertising agent, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Big Spring with the Revs. James Liggett and Michael Jasper officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.
She was born in Big Spring and was a resident of Big Spring before moving to Odessa. She was a member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, LaNell Webb of Odessa; sister, Ella Carroll of Big Spring; brother, Raymond Neil of Big Spring; and two grandchildren.

Mark Lynch
MIDLAND _ Mark S. Lynch, 27, a correctional officer with the Federal Correctional Institute in Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, in Anthony, Fla., after being struck by a car.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Midland. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Midland County. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Little Rock, Ark., and was a resident of Greenwood. He worked for the Federal Correctional Facility in Big Spring.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sandra Lynch of Greenwood; sons, Garret Lynch and Gamble Lynch, both of Greenwood; father, Albert Lynch of Phoenix; brother, Terry Lynch of Odessa; and sisters, Alesson Lynch and Betsy Lynch, both of Phoenix.

Toby Miller
ODESSA _ Toby Miller, 92, a self-employed laborer, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Riesel and had been a resident of Midland for 50 years.
SURVIVORS: Brother, Jimmy Miller of Odessa; and sisters, Clara Moten of Midland and Hattie Mae John of Los Angeles.

Lea Abernathy
GRANDFALLS _ Lea Eva Abernathy, 75, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Monahans Senior Health Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Grandfalls Church of Christ with Robert Moore and Mike Hardaway officiating. Burial will be in Tamarisk Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Brownwood and had been a resident of Grandfalls since 1951. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Janie Branden of Grandfalls and Nancy Christopher of Monahans; brothers, Gene Rose of Denver, Colo., and George Rose of San Angelo; 11 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Linda Rogers
AMARILLO _ Linda Gayle Rogers, 49, an employee with the Good Samaritan, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Sherman Eastland officiating. Arrangements by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors in Amarillo.
She was born in Colorado City, and moved to Amarillo 18 months ago from Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Brother, David Rogers of Amarillo.

Sara Simpson
ODESSA _ Sara Lee Simpson, 86, a retired teacher, died, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Hawk officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Caro, Mich., and moved to Odessa in 1947 from Rusk. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ray Simpson of Odessa; son, William Leslie Martin of Odessa; daughter, Linda Kay Yeager of Kingwood; brother, Dan English of Michigan; sister, Margaret Sand of Michigan; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


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