Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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C.L. Billingsley
SEMINOLE _ C.L. Billingsley, 85, a farmer, of Seminole died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Seminole after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Gaines County Cemetery with Don Fleming officiating. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
He was born in Sparenburg and moved to Seminole from Plains in 1968. He was a member of Westside Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Kathryn Billingsley of Seminole; sons, Gary Billingsley of Hereford, Neil Billingsley of Plainview; brother, John Billingsley of Odenell; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A.B. Lightfoot
A.B. ``Augustus'' Lightfoot, 80, a pastor and evangelist, of Conroe died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, in Conroe.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mims Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Kendrick officiating. Entombment will be in Mausoleum of the Cross at Conroe Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Cashner Funeral Home.
He was born in Santa Anna and was a member of Mims Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Rose Lightfoot of Conroe; sons, Stanley Lightfoot of Oklahoma City, Richard Lightfoot of Newberg, Ore.; stepson, Ernest Hunter of Bancroft, W. Va.; sister, Louise Oden of Waco; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lois Mabry
IRAAN _ Lois Mabry, 76, a retired registered nurse, of Iraan died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Wright officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Columbia, La. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Homes.
She was born in Coleman and moved to Iraan in 1954. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Mildred Parker Garden Club.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Dennice Holley and Lynn Crawford, both of Odessa; sons, Williams Mabry Jr. of Amarillo, Danny Mabry of Mesquite and Sidnet Mabry of Mertzon; sisters, Ima Lee Press of LaPorte and Dorothy Monthy of Livingston; brother, Steve Yancy of Reklaw; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

William McKay
KERMIT _ William ``Bill'' McKay, 77, a retire jeweler, of Donna died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, in Union, Mo.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Christian Church with Gene Brown officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.
He was born in Turkey, Texas, and was an Army veteran. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maria McKay of Kermit; sons, Malcolm McKay of Boulder, Colo. and Carl McKay of San Antonio; daughter, Shirley McKay Wade of Lubbock; brothers, Howard McKay, Jimmie McKay and Lee McKay, all of Kermit, and Boyd McKay of Martin, Tenn.; sisters, Alline McKay of Kermit and Ruby Mae Woods of QuitaQue.

Clarise Qualls
OPP, ALA. _ Clarise Ethel Qualls, 75, a machine operator, of Opp, Ala., died Monday, Oct. 13, 1997, at Mizell Memorial Hospital.
Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Westview Assembly of God with Silvia Carter officiating. Burial was at Blue Springs Cemetery. Arrangements by Rainer Funeral Home.
She was born in Covington, Colo., and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Sylvia Carter of Opp and Jeanie Hamil of Gardendale; brother, Sheldon McCurley of Opp; sisters, Jewel Dyer of Plant City, Fla.; and Euniva Adams, Wynell Jowers and Quida Johnson, all of Opp; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Brad Soles
BIG SPRING _ Brad Soles, 20, driller for an oil company, of Midland, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, in Midland.
Graveside services will be at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Bill Ballard officiating. Arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.
He was born in Snyder, and had been a resident of Midland for 18 months after moving from Wickett.
SURVIVORS: Father and stepmother, Landon and Jerri Soles of Monahans; mother and stepmother, Winnie and Stormy Choate of Goldsboro, N.C.; sisters, Sabrina Soles and Tanya Soles, both of Atlanta, Ga.; stepbrothers, Lee Mitchell of Midland and Ray Mitchell of Atlanta, Ga.; stepsister, Sabrina Reagan of Monahans; grandparents, Myrl Soles of Big Spring, and Art and Nan Burer of Scherrtz.

Yvonne Talley
MONAHANS _ Yvonne Laurence Talley, 74, a homemaker, of Monahans died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, in Monahans.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Restlawn Cemetery in El Paso. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Thrall.
SURVIVORS: Son, Thomas Edward Talley of Moscow Mills, Md.; daughter, Dorothy ``Dottie'' Ann Sprouse of Monahans; sister, Naydene Anderson of Oklahoma; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Edith Altenbaumer
ODESSA _ Edith Laughlin Altenbaumer, 67, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, in Hope, Ark.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Burial will follow.
She was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and was a resident of Odessa. SURVIVORS: Daughters, Margaret Kirk or Enid, Okla., and Linda Ables of Belton; sons, Early Laughlin Jr. of New York, Kenneth Laughlin of Long Beach, Calif., Richard Laughlin of Odessa, Fred Laughlin of Brighton, Colo., Thurman Laughlin of Brighton, Colo., and John Laughlin of Ashdown, Ark.; one brother, Frederick Broege of New York; 20 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Era Blancet
ODESSA _ Era Lee Skiles Blancet, 85, a homemaker, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at New Horizons Nursing Home.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at New Hope Cemetery in Stanford with the Rev. Robert Brooks officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Blancet was born in Bell County and was a resident of Odessa. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters: Rose JoAnn Watson of Mansfield, Okla., Donna Jeanette Oglesby of Granbury; sons, Jimmy Lee Skiles and Billy Gene Skiles, both of Odessa; one brother, W.B. West of Hale Center; two sisters, Mona Taylor and Elva Skiles, both of Midland; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren.

Kathy Chandler
ODESSA _ Kathy Delene Chandler, 37, of Odessa died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home Chapel.
She was born in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Michael Chandler of Odessa; Son, Allen Michael Fitzwater; Daughter, Amanda Pearl Chandler; Parents, Danny O'Neil of Odessa and Sharlotto Delene Higgenbotham of Bryant; brother, Stephen Ray O'Neil of Odessa.

Melvin Hannah
MONAHANS _ Melvin Hannah, 75, a retired Exxon empolyee, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at his home in Monahans.
Services will be at First Baptist Church in Monahans with burial to follow in Monahans Memorial Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites.
Hannah was born in Normangee and was a resident of Monahans and a World War II veteran.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Delores Fine of Monahans; son Charles Hannah of Monahans; brother, Brady Hannah or Porter; sisters, Orene Hooper of Houston, and Imogene Bledsoe of Sweeny; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Ruth Goree
GRANBURY _ Ruth Goree, 70, a retired teacher, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997 in Benbrook.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at Wiley Funeral Chapel in Granbury. Burial will follow in Granbury Cemetery.
Goree retired in 1980 and resided in Granbury since 1995. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, William Goree, of Granbury; sons, Paul Goree, of Fort Collins, Colo., and John Goree, of Iowa City, Iowa; sister, Jane Brown, of Giddings; and two grandchildren.

Jim Marcum
MONAHANS _ Jim Marcum, 68, a retired communications technician, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at his residence following a long illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Monahans with burial to follow at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.
Marcum was born in Claremore, Okl., and was a veteran of the Air Force. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jewel Marcum of Monahans; sons, Bradley Marcum of Greenville, Scottie Marcum of Monahans and Bradley Marcum of Dallas; one daughter, Robin Shirley of Monahans; brother, Gene Alan Marcum of Kingfisher, Okl.; and eight grandchildren.

Maria Perez
ANDREWS _ Maria Perez Garcia, 71, a homemaker, of Andrews died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Permian General Hospital in Andrews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Andrews with the Rev. Bernard Gully officiating.
Garcia was born in Sanderson and was a homemaker. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Carol Loredo of Andrews; son, Pedro Perez Garcia Jr., of Odessa; brother, Jose Perez of Andrews; sisters, Vicenta Rodriguez, Viola Jimenez, Juanita Martinez, Pascuala Fierro, Marta Nave, Teodora Vasquez, and Isabell Rodriguez, all of Andrews; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Minnie Shackelford
ODESSA _ Minnie V. Shackelford, 90, of Odessa died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ricky Barkowsky officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Shackelford was born in Whiteflat and came to Odessa in 1959. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Norma Jean Nichols of Ackerly, Kathleen Stanley of Houston, Darlene Barkowsky of Lamesa; sons, Howard Glen Shackelford of Odessa, Jimmy Lee Shackelford of Odessa, and Wayne Shackelford of Midland; sister, Katy Lynn of California; twenty grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Librada Tarin
KERMIT _ Librada Tarin, 91, a homemaker, of Kermit died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, with Father Ralph Barringer officiating. Burial will follow in the Kermit Cemetery.
She was born in Mexico.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Petra Carrasco of Kermit, Isabel Marquez of Kermit and Eva Carrasco of San Antonio; son, Felipe Tarin of Kermit; sister, Juana Valenzuela of Mulato, Mexico; 34 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren.

Elise Cole
FERRIS _ Elise S. Cole, 83, a retired employee with the Tarrant County Adult Probation Department, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, in Odessa.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ferris Memorial Park North Cemetery in Ferris with the Rev. Robert Brooks officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Ferris and was a resident of Fort Worth. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Dale Cole of Odessa and Byron Cole of San Jose, Calif.

Dorothy Malone
SEMINOLE _ Dorothy Malone, 74, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at South Seminole Baptist Church with the Rev. Shane Kinnison officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery.
She was born in Hartley and was a resident of Seminole. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Robert Jenkins Malone of Seminole; son, Robert Earl Malone of Clovis, Calif.; daughter, Mary Patricia Chancellor of Dallas; brother, Clyde Ross Hambright of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Pauline Foster of Dalhart; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Clarise Qualls
OPP, ALA. _ Clarise Ethel Qualls, 75, a retired machine operator, of Opp, Ala., died Monday, Oct. 13, 1997, at Mizell Memorial Hospital.
Services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Westview Assembly of God with the Rev. John Holley officiating. Burial was at Blue Springs Cemetery. Arrangements by Rainer Funeral Home.
She was born in Covington County, Ala., and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Sylvia Carter of Opp and Jeanie Hamlin of Gardendale; brother, Sheldon McCurley of Opp; sisters, Jewel Oyer of Plant City, Fla., and Euniva Adams, Wynell Jowers and Quida Johnson, all of Opp; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

D.G. West
ODESSA _ D.G. West, 80, a retired pumper for Mobil Oil Co., died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at Sherwood Church of Christ with Lynn Money officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Brownwood and was a resident of Midland. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Son, David West of Midland; and daughters, Jane Brooks of Seal Beach, Calif., and Judy Sliger of San Jacinto, Calif.

Gregoria Q. Beltran
ODESSA _ Gregoria Q. Beltran, 79, a housewife, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at her home in Odessa.
Rosary services will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of San Juan Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Woodruff officiating. Funeral arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
She was born in Shafter.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Robert Quintana of San Ramon, Calif. and Jhonny Calderon of Odessa; daughters, Ester Vigil of Westbrook, Julia Rodriguez of Post, Mary Lou Lujan of Odessa, Gloria Beltran of Odessa and Maria Calderon of Odessa; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Tommy Bolling, Sr.
PECOS _ Tommy Bolling, Sr., 71, a retired employee of Dan Daniels Music Co., died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, in a Big Spring hospital.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at North Temple Baptist Church in Pecos with Pastor J.E. McCormick officiating. Burial will be at Toyah Cemetery in Toyah. Funeral arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born in Rotan and was a Baptist. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Clara Bolling of Toyah; son, Tommy Grant II of Liberty, Ind.; daughter, Gayla Dean Orrell of Fairbanks, Alaska; brother, E.H. Bolling of Baytown; sisters, Dorothy Lilian Jones of Mt. Jowlett, Tenn. and Ann Hassler of San Antonio and three grandchildren.

Melvin Hannah
MONAHANS _ Melvin Hannah, 75, a retired Exxon employee, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at his home in Monahans.
Services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Monahans. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Normangee, and has been a resident of Monahans since 1964. He was a member of First Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Reba Hannah of Monahans; son, Charles Hannah of Monahans; daughter, Delores Fine of Monahans; brother, Brady Hannah of Porter; sisters, Orene Hooper of Houston and Imogene Bledsoe of Sweeny; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mary Josephine Kennedy
SEMINOLE _ Mary Josephine Kennedy, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole.
Services will be held Monday at 5 p.m. at the Gaines County Cemetery with Don Fleming officiating. Burial will be at Boyer Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
She was born in Marie, Okla. and was a member of the Westside Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sons, James Lloyd of Houston and Weldon of Bryan; daughters, Janelle Sullivan of Seminole, Sandra Herod of Ranger, Martha Nored of Edmond, Okla. and Mary Eckert of Gardendale; sister Jewel Taylor of Lindsborg, Kan.; 25 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Jim Marcum
MONAHANS _ Jim Marcum, 68, a communication technician, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at his home in Monahans.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Monahans. Burial will be at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Claremore, Okla. and was a member of Odessa Bible Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jewel Marcum of Monahans; sons, Bradley Marcum of Greenville, Scottie Marcum of Monahans and Bryan Marcum of Dallas; daughter, Robin Shirley of Monahans; brother, Gene Alan Marcum of King Fisher, Okla., and eight grandchildren.

Nancy Moore
PECOS _ Nancy Moore, 61, a housewife, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at her home in Pecos.
Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in Goree. Viewing will be at Pecos Funeral Home in Pecos and a memorial will be held at Westpark Baptist Church with the Rev. James Sain officiating. Burial will be at Goree Cemetery in Goree.
She was born in Goree and has been a resident of Pecos since 1977. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Troy Moore of Pecos; son Jeff Moore of Pecos; daughters Martha Brookshire of Ballinger and Melinda Navarette of San Angelo; sister, Jane Storek of Abilene and two grandchildren.

Minnie Shackelford
ODESSA _ Minnie V. Shackelford, 90, of Odessa died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Ricky Barkowsky officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Shackelford was born in Whiteflat and came to Odessa in 1959. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Norma Jean Nichols of Ackerly, Kathleen Stanley of Houston, Darlene Barkowsky of Lamesa; sons, Howard Glen Shackelford of Odessa, Jimmy Lee Shackelford of Odessa, Ronnie Shackelford of Odessa and Wayne Shackelford of Midland; sister, Katy Lynn of California; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.


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