Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Billy Adcock
ODESSA _ Billy Ray Adcock, 43, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, in Odessa. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements made by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Nancy Adcock of Odessa; sons, Eric Waller of Christoval and Jason Waller of Odessa; mother, Lorene Adcock of Odessa; brother, Ronald Adcock of Odessa; two grandchildren.

Jose Nabarrette
ODESSA _ Jose Jesus Nabarrette, 51, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at the Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements made by Martinez Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Father, Manuel D. Nabarrette and sister, Helen Urtado, both of Odessa.

Mary Payne
Odessa _ Mary Francis Payne, 75, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Laura Deadrick officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements made by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Dallas and had lived in Odessa since 1957. She was an Episcopalian.
SURVIVORS: Sons, William T. Payne IV of O'Fallon, Ill. and Gus Payne of McKinney; daughters, Becky Morris and Emily Thielepapae, both of Odessa; brother, Jim Estes of South Padre Island; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Alfred Barrera
ODESSA _ Alfred ``Boogie'' Barrera, 52, a retired plumber, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at Our Lady of San Juan with the Rev. Mark Woodrow officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Snyder and moved to Odessa 43 years ago.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Delia Subia; daughters, Esmeralda Fierro and Debbie Owens, both of Odessa and Becky Gomez of Dallas; sons, Jimmy Barrera of Garland and Alfred Barrera of Odessa; brothers, Andy Maldonado of Snyder, Manuel Barrera, Adrian Barrera and Paul Barrera, all of Odessa and John Barrientez of Arlington; sisters, Esmeralda Barrera of Snyder, Olivia Kruse, Rosa Lujan, Sophia Rhea, Delia Barrera, Angela Hernandez, Priscilla Rodriguez and Dolores B. Rodriguez, all of Odessa, and Margaret Kraft of Fort Worth.

John Duncan
ODESSA _ John Tom Duncan Jr., 76, a retired pipeline construction foreman, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Deerings Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Pugh officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Robert Lee and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Cora Duncan of Odessa; son, Johnny Duncan of Odessa; daughters, Shirley Gillespie of Austin, Carolyn Duncan of Odessa, Ruth Caulk of Pekin, Ill. and Judy McElyea of Odessa; sisters, Ila Ruth Dittmore and Alma Jewel Puckett, both of Mission; 12 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Evangelina Lujan
MONAHANS _ Evangelina Lujan, infant daughter of Ezequiel Jr. and Trinidad Lujan of Monahans, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Iglesia Apostelica De La Fe En Cristo Jesus with Roman Arreola officiating. Interment will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home., She was born in Monahans and was a Apostelica.
SURVIVORS: Parents; grandparents, Ezequiel Sr. and Rosiaro Lujan of Monahans; and Santos and Micaela Villareal Garcia Piedrites of Coahvila, Mex.

Minnie Lou Nix
EASTLAND _ Minnie Lou Nix, 76, a retired nurse, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Eastland Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Eastland City Cemetery. Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home.
She was born in Lubbock County and moved to Eastland in 1966. She was a member of the Daugherty Street Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Edith Thompson of Austin, Rosa Caldwell of San Angelo, Mary Fokken and Ann Vaughan, both of Houston; sons, Bill Stormes and Gene Stormes of Odessa; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Hazel Parkerson
MIDLAND _ Hazel Pearl Parkerson, 92, of Odessa, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at an Odessa nursing home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Wynewood, Okla., and moved to Odessa in 1951.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Plez Abney of Odessa and Archie Abney of Midland; daughter, Altha Thrasher of Odessa.

Etta Peacock
ODESSA _ Etta Peacock, 94, a homemaker, of Odessa died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kerry Peacock officiating. Arrangements are by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Llano and was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Son, W.T. Peacock Jr. of Odessa; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Juan Perez
PECOS _ Juan Nabarete Perez, 88, of Pecos died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Narez officiating. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Arrrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Candelaria and had lived in Pecos for 69 years. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Son, Juan Perez Jr. of Woodward, Okla.; daughter, Frances Garcia of Pecos; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Rosita Ramos
ODESSA _ Rosita Tijerina Ramos, 76, retired from Rosita's Day Nursery, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, in Midland.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Juan Gaona officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Mission and lived in Odessa for 48 years. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Consuelo Urias and Eva Rodriguez, both of Midland, Sofia E. Cisneros and Ruth M. Ramos, both of Odessa; sons, Adan T. Ramos of Garland, Able T. Ramos, Cain T. Ramos, David Noel Ramos and Edward Gabriel Vigil, all of Odessa; brothers, Rogelio Tijerina and Crispin Tijerina, both of Odessa; sisters, Lela Rodriguez of Post, Alicia Rodriguez of Odessa; Gume Tavarez of Bethany, Okla.; half-sister, Adelina Garza of Corpus Christi; half-brothers, Ramiro Flores of Corpus Christi and Jose Lupe Flores of Killeen; and 29 grandchildren.

Barbara White
MIDLAND _ Barbara Nell Awalt White, 72, retired co-owner of White's Grading and Excavating Company, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Robinson officiating.
She was born in Carlsbad, N.M. and moved to Midland in 1978.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Alan White of Valdez, Alaska and Paul R. White of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers, Arch Awalt of Sacramento, Calif. and Jerry Dan Awalt of Andrews; sisters, Norma Robinson and Mona Hale, both of Midland; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Edward Draughan
KERMIT _ Edward Louis Draughan, 20, a stocker for Coca-Cola, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, in Amarillo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Eastside Church of Christ with Jody Garrett, H.A. Bowens and Brian McGonagill officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.
He was a lifetime resident of Kermit. He was a member of the Army National Guard and the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Jessie Alexander and James Alexander, both of Kermit; sisters, Glinda R. Thompson of Odessa and Shannon Yvette Thompson of Amarillo; and grandmothers, Mary Ann Thompson of Kermit and Ruby Woods of Denver.

Buford Dulin
DENVER CITY _ Buford Lawrence Dulin, 83, retired from Yoakum County Hospital, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Big Spring after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Denver City Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Auld officiating. Arrangements by Roger Pool Funeral Home in Seminole.
He was born in Bellevue, Clay County, was a resident of Denver City for 53 years. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Joe Wheeler of Ingleside, Larry Dulin of Burnet, Mike Dulin of Kilgore and Pat Dulin of Andrews; daughter, Wan Smith of The Woodlands; brother, W.B. ``Dub'' Dulin of Denver City; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Golda Ervin
ANDREWS _ Golda N. Ervin, 74, a retired registered nurse, died Sunday Oct. 26, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Andrews County Cemetery with the Rev. Nick Gates officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Comanche County and moved to Odessa in 1965 from Andrews. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons; Robert D. Ervin and Henry P. Ervin, both of Odessa and Carl W. Ervin of Venus; brother, Lawrence Allen of Big Spring; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Bobbie Evans
CRANE _ Bobbie Evans, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Crane County Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Jones officiating. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Towson, Okla., and moved to Crane in 1955. She was a member of Crane Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Jack Evans of Crane; son, Mike Evans of Slaton; daughter, Sue Elder of Midland; sister, Joyce Estes of Crane; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Jack Gunkel
ODESSA _ Jack Elvin Gunkel, 80, a retired drilling superintendent, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Dean Kelm and Paul Will Weber officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Coyle, Okla., and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Lutheran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ada Gunkel of Odessa; daughter, Frances Boyles of Odessa; brothers, Robert Gunkel, Wallace Gunkel and Lynford Gunkel, all of Coyle; sister, Wilma Lee Ringwald of Coyle; and one grandchild.

Robert Hamill
PALESTINE _ Robert LaWayne ``Robby'' Hamill, 30, a field supervisor for 4-H Oil Field Services, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, in Palestine.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Herrington/Land of Memory Chapel with the Rev. David McCormick officiating. Burial will be at Land of Memory Cemetery. Arrangements by Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.
He was born in Odessa and moved to Palestine in 1984. He was a member of Trinity Valley Community Church.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Bob Hamill and Mary Hamill, both of Carlsbad, N.M., and Linda Hamill of Palestine; grandmothers, Bobbie Hamill of Odessa and Bonnie Mathinson of Palestine; brothers, Bobby Hamill of Monahans, Mike Hamill of Palestine and Mitch Hamill of Smithville, Va.; and sister, Amber Hamill of Carlsbad, N.M.

Mary Loveland
ODESSA _ Mary Lou Loveland, 88, a retired office manager, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Parks Methodist Retirement Village.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Don Palmer officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Myro and moved to Odessa in 1994 from Phoenix. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Nephew, James F. Smith of New York; and nieces, Myra Beck of Odessa and Lou Ann Sanders of Lovington, N.M.

Twyman Poe
FORT STOCKTON _ Twyman D. Poe, 58, a roughneck in the oil industry, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Witcher officiating. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Brady and had been a resident of Fort Stockton since August, having moved from Plains. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Nita Ann Burrows of Hobbs, N.M.; mother, Alma Poe of Plains; brothers, Don Poe of Denver City and Robert Poe of Harrison, Ark.; sisters, Wanda Rose of Bridgeport and Debbie Kennedy of Fort Stockton; and one grandchild.

Elizabeth Sutton
ODESSA _ Elizabeth ``Betty'' Jean Sutton, 72, a retired waitress, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Brownwood Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Park with the Rev. Clarence Smith officiating. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home in Coleman.
She was born in Omaha, Neb., and was a resident of Coleman.
SURVIVORS: Sons, William ``Bill'' Paul Sutton and Jerry Carrol Sutton, both of Odessa; daughters, Shirley Barrett of Lucene, Calif., and Gloria Edmiston of Coleman; and sister, Arlene Foster of Nevado, Calif.

Jesus Tavarez
MONAHANS _ Jesus Tavarez, 34, an employee of R & H Well Service, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Lubbock University Medical Center.
Rosary was said Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church. 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 Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a longtime resident of Monahans. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Norma Hernandez Tavarez of Monahans; daughters, Jessica and Stephanie Tavarez of Monahans; parents, Ramon Tavarez and Emma Valenzuela Tavarez, both of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; brothers, Edwardo Tavarez and Ramon Tavarez, both of Monahans, and Partricio Tavarez of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; sisters, Maria Elvia Trevizo of Monahans and Elpedia Mendoza and Manuela Tarango, both of Fort Worth.

Alejandro Gavaldon
ODESSA _ Alejandro Gavaldon, 39, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at his residence.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday 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 Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a resident of Odessa. 
SURVIVORS: Wife, Soila Gavaldon of Odessa; sons, Alejandro Gavaldon Jr., Gerardo Gavaldon, Paulino Armando Gavaldon, Eric Gavaldon and Jesus Alberto Gavaldon, all of Odessa; daughters, Abigail Gavaldon and Maribel Gavaldon, both of Odessa; mother, Dolores Hernandez of Ojinaga, Mexico; brothers, Teofilo Gavaldon of Chihuahua, Mexico, Pedro Gavaldon of Denver City and Martin Gavaldon of Ojinaga, Mexico; and sisters, Dolores Salgado and Inez Sales, both of Odessa and Delia Caballero of Ojinaga, Mexico.

V.L. Stevens
ODESSA _ V.L. Stevens, 75, a retired oil field mechanic, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at his residence.
No services will be held. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and was a resident of Odessa. He was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Rachel Stevens of Bryan and Becky Harper of Austin; brothers, Joseph Stephens of San Diego and Dudley Stevens of Houston; and two grandchildren.

Andrew Valles
ODESSA _ Andrew M. Valles, 2-month-old infant son of Bertha Molinar and Gilbert Valles of Odessa, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Francis Frey officiating. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 9, 1997, in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Parents; sister, Valerie Valles of Odessa; grandfather, Dolores Molinar of Andrews; and grandmothers, Lydia Molinar of Andrews; and Maria Valles of Andrews.

Johnnie White
MONAHANS _ Johnnie Rhea White, 65, a retired homemaker, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at Monahans Senior Health Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Harkey Funeral Home. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Whitney and was a longtime resident of Monahans. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Son, Bobby Collins of Odessa; daughter Susan Bryan of Monahans; mother, Euna Davidson of Monahans; brother, Larry Heath of Houston; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


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