Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Anthony Barber
MIDLAND _ Anthony Wayne Barber, 28, an oil field and construction worker, of Midland died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Pierce of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Phoenix and lived in Midland.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Angie Dawn Barber of Midland; son, Anthony Clay Barber of Springfield, Ore.; daughter, Amber Dawn Brown of Springfield, Ore.; stepdaughter, Lacy Dawn Stanfill of Midland; parents, James Barber and Edna Barber of Odessa; brother, Robert Scott Barber of Odessa; and sisters, Linda Peterson and Brenda Gordon, both of Odessa.

Robert Brewer
ODESSA _ Robert Lee Brewer, 54, an oil field worker, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. J.B. Hennigan officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Lake County, Tenn., and moved to Odessa from Mexia in 1979.
SURVIVORS: Wife, JoDee Brewer of Odessa; sons, Robert Lee Brewer Jr. and Jacky Ray Brewer, both of Odessa; daughters, Jamie Lynn Brewer and Jo Anna Brewer, both of Odessa; brothers, Buddy Brewer of Mesa, Ariz., James Ray Brewer of Ventura, Calif., and Randolph Brewer of Dallas; and sister, Mildred Ann Calhoun of Jefferson.

H.R. Hagan
ODESSA _ H.R. Hagan, 67, a retired Chief Warrant Officer for the U.S. Army, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at his residence.
Military graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Emmett Barnard officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Shallowater and moved to Odessa in 1983 from Dallas.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Peggy Hagan of Odessa; son, Kelvin D. Hagan of Hallandale, Fla.; sisters, Melba Wilcox of Aztec, N.M.; and Frances Coots of Odessa.

Euna Harrod
OLNEY _ Euna Pearl Harrod, 83, a retired office manager, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at her son's residence.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Bob Crane and Doug Whiting officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery in Olney. Arrangements by Lunn Funeral Home in Olney.
She was born in Olney and was a resident of Odessa before moving to Bethany, Okla., in 1992. She was a Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Son, Billy Joe Harrod of Bethany, Okla.; and sister, Winnie Evans of Olney.

Mary Kilcrease
SEMINOLE _ Mary Frances Shrimpton Kilcrease, 54, a homemaker, of Stephenville, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Gaines County Cemetery with Randy Harris officiating. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home in Seminole.
She was born in Brownfield, and had been a resident of Seminole before moving to Stephenville five years ago.
SURVIVORS: Sons, John Kilcrease, Alex Kilcrease, Paul Kilcrease and Loyd Kilcrease, all of Stephenville and Douglas Kilcrease of Granbury; daughter, Marilyn of Carlsbad, N.M.; father, Wesley ``Jimmy'' Nichols of Lamesa; stepmothers, Mae Nichols of Lamesa and Mary Shrimpton of Lubbock; brothers, Bobby Shrimpton of Lubbock, Alfred Derinton of Richmond, Henry Derington of Weatherford; sisters, Dorothy Moore of Lubbock. Ovada Wood of Laurel, Miss. amd Wesley Robin Curry of Stephenville; and 15 grandchildren.

Isidro Marquez
ODESSA _ Isidro Muniz Marquez, 79, of Mexico died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at a later date in Ojinaga, Mexico. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico.
SURVIVORS: Son, Pablo Muniz of Odessa; daughter, Consuelo Muniz Rodriguez, Martha Muniz Carrasco, Martina Muniz and Guadalupe Sotelo, all of Odessa; sister, Natividad Muniz of Odessa; 23 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

James Moon
DE LEON _ James E. ``Corky'' Moon, 67, a retired Phillips Petroleum Company employee, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Desdemona Cemetery near De Leon with Tommy Hiser officiating. Arrangements by Nowlin Funeral Home.
He was born in Desdemona and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Laura Ann Moon of Odessa; son, Terry Moon of Odessa; daughter, Da Sha Hagerty of Odessa; sister, Helen Gregory of Granbury; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dessie Parum
MIDLAND _ Dessie Parum, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, in Midland.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bob Porterfield and Mike Benson officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Wolf City and was a resident of Midland. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Joe Kenneth Parum of Odessa, Roy Wallace Parum, Donald Ray Parum and Lucky McKay Parum, all of Midland; daughters, Joyce Hale, Linda Hodges, Stella Green and Martha Baker, all of Midland, Alice Medlin of Clinton, S.C., and Janie Duncan of Quitman; 33 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Tom Parisher
OZONA _ Tom William Parisher, 87, a retired ranch foreman, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997, in Ozona.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Ozona. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home in Crane.
He was born in Cherokee and was a resident of Ozona. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Tommy Kathleen Parisher O'Bryant of Ozona; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Betty Chrisman
ODESSA _ Betty Byrd Chrisman, 60, a homemaker, died Friday Sept. 19, 1997, at her residence.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans.
She was born in Pecos and was a resident of Monahans. She was a Baptist. SURVIVORS: Sons, Donnie Blaylock of Huntsville, Ronnie Blaylock of Lindsey, Okla., and Michael Chrisman of VanBuren, Ark.; daughter, Debbie Armstrong of Denver, Colo.; brother, Jim Byrd of Denver City; sisters, Wanda Rush of Monahans and Darlene Mewman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

Phillip Hays
ODESSA _ Phillip Lansing ``Lans'' Hays, 51, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at Scenic Mountain Hospital in Big Spring.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Philip McLarty officiating in Odessa. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Temple and was a resident of Big Spring. He was a Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Father, Alan Hays of Odessa; mother, Willeen Hays of Odessa; brother, Stephen Hays of El Paso; and sister, Diana Hays Kissellburg of El Paso.

William Dant
JAL, N.M. _ William Dant, 68, a retired transportation engineer with The Permian Corp., died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. today MST at the First Baptist Church of Jal with the Rev. Ted Short officiating.
Burial will be at the Jal Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel. He was born in Eudora, Ark., and was a resident of Jal, N.M. He was an Army veteran and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Kathryne Dant of Jal, N.M.; son, Vernon Dant of Lovington, N.M.; daughters, Carol Harris of Hot Springs, Ark., and Diane Creech of Eunice, N.M.; brother, Melvin Dant of Waynesboro, Ga.; and three grandchildren.

Alfredo Venegas
ODESSA _ Alfredo Venegas, 85, a general laborer, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary was said Friday at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Adobe and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Gilberto Venegas of Odessa, Alfredo Venegas, Daniel Venegas, Sergio Venegas and Roberto Venegas, all of Ojinaga, Mexico, and Saul Venegas and Javier Venegas, both of Redford; daughters, Eniqueta Venegas of Ojinaga, Romelia Ramirez of Dallas, Elpidia Venegas of Juarez, Mexico, Ana Maria Venegas of Marfa and Ana Hinostrosa of Odessa; brothers, Jesus Venegas of Odessa and Refujio Venegas of Ojinaga, Mexico; 60 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Miguel V. Loya
ODESSA _ Miguel V. Loya, 82,[cl9.5] died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at his home in Odessa. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a retired maintenance worker. SURVIVORS: Wife, Maria Loya of Odessa; brother, Tomas V. Loya of San Elizar. He was preceded in death by his father, Ambrosio Loya.

Michael Fuentes
MCCAMEY _ Michael Fuentes, 42, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at his home in McCamey. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Richard W. Box Funeral Home in McCamey. Mass will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Barry McLean officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements are by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
Fuentes was a lifelong resident of McCamey and worked as a truck driver in the oil fields. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Father, Fred Fuentes Jr. of McCamey; daughters, Kelly Fuentes and Juana Fuentes, both of Colorado Springs; sister, Viola Pena and her husband, Ray, of Big Lake; brothers, Stephen Fuentes of Dallas and Freddy Fuentes of McCamey; nephews Roland and Erick Pena of Big Lake; and nieces, Christy and Michelle Pena of Big Lake. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juana Lujan Fuentes.

Doris N. Hughes
ODESSA _ Doris N. Hughes, 76, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Richland and had moved to Odessa from Longview in 1961. She was a homemaker and a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Eastern Star.
SURVIVORS: Son, Russell Hughes of Odessa; daughter, Laura Walker of Burns Flat, Okla.; brother, Buddy Nixson of Port Arthur; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Taylor Williams
GORMAN _ Marjorie Taylor Williams, 81, of Odessa died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at Westwood Medical Center in Midland.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Gorman Cemetery in Gorman with Rev. Scott Sheppard officiating. Arrangements by Myers and Smith Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 15, 1916, in Gorman and married C.M. Williams on Nov. 3, 1934, he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1991.
She moved to Odessa in 1993 from Big Spring. She was a member of the Church of Christ. 
SURVIVORS: Sons, James Williams of Kerens, Johnie Williams of Sand Springs and Don Williams of Stephenville; daughters, Judy Brandon of Odessa and Jean Teague of Midland; sisters, Jolene Bennett of Big Spring, Maudell Poyner and Merle Boyce both of Gorman; brother, Earl Taylor of Brownfield; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Betty Byrd Chrisman
MONAHANS _ Betty Byrd Chrisman, 61, of Monahans died Friday, Sept. 1997, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Immanuel Baptist Church in Monahans with the Revs. Robert Mitchell and Fred Devila officiating. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home. She was born in Pecos, and was homemaker and member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Donnie Blaylock of Huntsville, Ronnie Blaylock of Lindsey, Okla. and Michael Chrisman of Vanburen, Ark.; daughter, Debbie Arnstrong of Denver; brother, Jim Byrd of Denver City, sisters Wanda Rush of Monahans and Darlene Newman of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.

Howard Gatlin
MIDLAND _ Howard Gatlin, 59, of Odessa, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at his residence. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Midland with Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at Dreamland Cemetery in Turkey, Texas with Jimmy Gatlin officiating. Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Turkey, Texas to Jimmy H. Gatlin and Bessie Ann Rivers Gatlin on Oct. 24, 1938. He has lived in the Midland /Odessa area for 20 years.
He was a member of the Odessa Special Olympics. He was preceded in death by his sister Karen Sorrel on Jan. 3, 1997.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Royce Leon Gatlin of Cantuillo, Texas, Jimmy Larry Gatlin, Tommy J. Gatlin and Dicky Rivers Gatlin all of Midland; sisters, Peggy Jean Ellison and Christine Mansell, both of Midland.
The family suggests memorials to Family Hospice of Odessa, 3800 E. 42nd St.

Billy Hall Cranfill
ODESSA _ Billy Hall Cranfill, 70, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Gail, Texas on April 28, 1927.
He was a plant worker for Rexene and a member of Westover Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mildred Cranfill of Odessa; sons, Jackie Cranfill and Sam Cranfill, both of Odessa; daughter, Billie Gene Fabre and her husband, Pete of Fairmont, W. Va.; sisters, Earline Grissom of Council Grove, Kan., Betty Joe Stevens of Denton, Ruthie Hall of Robert Lee, Saundra Setsler of Clovis, N.M., Nancy Curbow of Monahans, Elizabeth Hayes of Monahans; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Sarah Ethel Yell
MONAHANS _ Sarah Ethel Yell, 98, of Monahans died Saturday, Sept. 20, 1997, at the Monahans Senior Health Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Monahans Memorial Cemetery Pavilion with the Order of Eastern Stars officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and had lived in Monahans for 62 years. She married James S. Yell, Oct. 26, 1926, and was a homemaker.
Her husband, James preceded her in death.

Gwin Fowler
SAN ANTONIO _ Gwin Dale Fowler, 67, of Hondo died Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, in San Antonio after a lengthy illness.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 22, 1997, at the Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home with Mark Williamson and Donald F. Willis officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home.
He was born in Crosby County, and was a highway patrolman with the Texas Department of Public Safety for several years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a deacon with the Winsor Park Church of Christ in Corpus Christi and at Corinth Road Church of Christ in Jacksonville.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Teresa Marie Fowler Jones of San Antonio and Evelyn Anette Jordan of San Antonio; sisters, Wilma Jean Stahl of Denver, Colo., and Margie Williamson of Pecos; brothers, Leslie Loyd Fowler of Seattle, Wash., Eph Allen Fowler of Crosbyton and Harley Atom Fowler of Blue Mound; and three grandchildren.

Adela Garcia
ODESSA _ Adela Zavala Garcia, 52, died Saturday Sept. 20, 1997, at her residence.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Chavez officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
She was born in Terlingua. She was a member of the Catholic church.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Andy Rivas of Odessa and Gabriel Rivas of Odessa; daughter, Pamela Garcia of Lubbock; brother, Manuel Zavala of Odessa; sisters, Juana Martinez of Odessa and Gloria Valerio of Odessa.

Ellis Howell
FORT STOCKTON _ Ellis W. ``Dub'' Howell, 80, a windmill repairman and rancher, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, in Fort Stockton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Krueger. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Rocksprings and had lived in Fort Stockton since 1917. He was former member of the Pecos County Sheriff's Posse and a former adult leader in the 4-H Club.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Betty Howell of Fort Stockton; daughters, Shari Howell Armstrong of Midland and Marquerite Annette Howell of Odessa; son, Charles W. ``Buzz'' Howell of Crane; sister, Edwill Parker of Fort Stockton; and five grandchildren.

Henry Knezek
ODESSA _ Henry Charles Knezek, 64, a welder, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wendesday in Rose Hill Cemetery with Spencer Thompson officiating. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Gonzalez and had lived in Odessa for 42 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ruthaleen Knezek of Odessa; father, Henry Richard Knezek Sr. of Freer; step-mother, Pearl Knezek of Freer; sons, Henry Charles Knezek Jr. of Houston; Paul Darren Knezek of Provo, Utah; Bobby Lee Knezek of Houston; daughters, Nancy Knezek of Odessa; Ginger Ann Johnston of Houston; and Susan Lynn Lewis of Houston.

James Potter
ODESSA _ James Larson Potter, 75, a commercial architect, of Odessa died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
He was born in Eastland and had lived in Odessa for 20 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Barbara Pettit of Crane.

Dovie Slaughter
KERMIT _ Dovie Mae Slaughter, 86, a homemaker, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997, in Kermit.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Lee Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc. She was born in Ardmore, Okla., and was a 62-year resident of Kermit. She was a member of the Baptist church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Herman Slaughter of Kermit; son, Jim Slaughter of Trinity, N.C.; daughters, Christine Wright of Kermit, Venetia Evans of Point Pleasant, W.V., and Linda Engle of Venus; sisters, Winnie Patton of Odessa and Lorene Ford of Wickett; 18 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.


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