Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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David Butts
ODESSA _ David Wesley Butts, 66, a lease operator for Texaco, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ring III officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Wichita, Kan., and moved to Odessa from Monahans in 1958. He was a member of Highland United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jane Busby Butts of Odessa; sons, Craig Butts of Wichita Kan., and Mark Butts of Dallas; brother, H.G. Butts and E.L. Butts, both of Seattle, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

Manuel DeAnda
MONAHANS _ Manuel P. DeAnda, 78, a retired employee with the City of Monahans, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at Ward Memorial Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today at St. John's Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Monahans. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Presidio and was a longtime resident of Monahans. He was a Navy veteran and a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Manuel DeAnda Jr. of Freeport, Ruben DeAnda of Odessa, David DeAnda of Austin, Manuel Jr. DeAnda of Anchorage, Alaska, and Johnny DeAnda of Moses Lake, Wash.; daughters, Alice Deras and Sylvia Martinez, both of Odessa and Licha Vela and Carolina Garcia, both of Moses Lake, Wash.; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Lois French
ODESSA _ Lois French, 68, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westover Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Wright officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Menco, Okla., and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Roy French of Odessa; sons, David French of Granbury and Randy French and Carrol French, both of Abilene; daughters, Joann French of Odessa, Linda Thorp of Junction, Charon Fisher of Azle and Charlotte Flora of Cleveland, Texas; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Donald Hargitt
MEADE, Kan. _ Donald Lee Hargitt, 67, a retired electrical lineman and construction worker, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at his residence in Meade.
Services were held Monday at the United Methodist Church in Meade with the Rev. Jim Bush officiating. Burial was at the Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements by Fidler-Orme Mortuary.
He was born in Gove County, Kan., and was a resident of Odessa before moving to Meade, Kan., two years ago. He was a Navy veteran.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Donald Lee Hargitt Jr. and Darrell Ray Hargitt, both of Wichita, Kan., and Michael Wayne Hargitt of Meade, Kan.; daughters, Vickie Lynn Gregg of Gilmer and Dawn Hargitt and Misty Hargitt, both of Meade, Kan.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Patricia Hargitt
MEADE, Kan. _ Patricia Ann Hargitt, 58, a homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at the Meade District Hospital in Meade.
Services were held Monday at the United Methodist Church in Meade with the Rev. Jim Bush officiating. Burial was at the Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements by Fidler-Orme Mortuary.
She was born in Ingalls, Kan., and was a resident of Odessa before moving to Meade, Kan. two years ago. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Donald Lee Hargitt Jr and Darrell Ray Hargitt, both of Wichita, Kan., and Michael Wayne Hargitt of Meade, Kan.; daughters, Vickie Lynn Gregg of Gilmer and Dawn Hargitt and Misty Hargitt, both of Meade, Kan.; father, Pete Lopez of Meade, Kan.; brothers, Terry Lopez of Hutchinson, Kan., Anthony Lopez and Russell Lopez, both of Phoenix, and Jerry Lopez of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, Marcella Lopez of Topeka, Kan., Rose Clark of McPherson, Kan., and Cammilla Brick of Cimarron, Kan.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Manuel Hernandez
MONAHANS _ Manuel C. Hernandez, 71, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Harkey Funeral Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Monahans. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Presidio and had been a resident of Barstow since 1944. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Son, Manuel Hernandez Jr. of Dallas; daughters, Delma Diaz of Odessa and Elfida Ramirez of Monahans; brothers, Julian Hernandez of Monahans and Antonio Hernandez of Pecos; sisters, Amelia Morales of Andrews and Maria Jesus Madrid of Monahans; and five grandchildren.

Francis Johnson
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Francis L. ``Swede'' Johnson, 93, a retired electrician, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, in Odessa.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Park with the Rev. Randy Walquist officiating. Arrangements by French Mortuary.
He was born in Ogden, Iowa, and had been a resident of Odessa for five years. He was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Harriet Johnson of Odessa; daughter, Lorrayne Reynolds of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepson, Rowland Tessier of Comfort; stepdaughter, Sandra Mock of Odessa; brother, Morris Johnson of Sigourney, Iowa; sister, Harriet McCarl of Lakeland, Fla.; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

Marshall Simmons
LAS VEGAS _ Marshall Lynn Simmons, 58, a self-employed janitor, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, at Sunrise Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas.
Private services will be held. Arrangements by Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society.
He was born in Vivian, La. He was a former resident of Odessa and a 20-year resident of Las Vegas. He was a Jehovah's Witness.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Barbara Simmons of Las Vegas; sons, Frandel Simmons, Michael Simmons, Andrel Simmons and Shardick Simmons, all of Odessa; daughter, Dianna White; mother, Eileen DeJulio of Odessa; brother, Leonard Simmons of Odessa; and 11 grandchildren.

Bernice Sutton
ODESSA _ Bernice Sutton, 82, a homemaker, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at New Horizon Nursing Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Revs. A.L. Patrick and H.A. Bowens officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Carthage and was a resident of Odessa for 52 years. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Rev. Roscoe Sutton of Odessa; sons, Eskee Lee Sutton and Lee Edward Sutton, both of Odessa; and daughters, Bobbie Jean Sutton of Longview and Shirley Deboskie of Dallas.

Ida Clough
RANGER _ Ida Deeon Clough, 69, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, in Ranger.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sherry Ellinger officiating. Burial will be at Merriman Cemetery.
She was born in Wink and had been a resident of Ranger since 1984. She was a member of the Assembly of God.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Harold Lloyd Clough of Ranger; son, Eric Deen Clough of Dallas; daughters, Carol Ann Lance and Regina Lynn Chance, both of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

Maria Gonzales
ANDREWS _ Maria Gonzales, 84, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard Gulley officiating. Burial will be at Andrews West Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Sanderson and moved to Andrews in 1952. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Estela Galvan of Fort Stockton, Maria Galvan of Sanderson, Lucia Langford of Graham, Elizabeth Garcia of Andrews and Sylvia Gonzalez of Houston; sister, Juanita Alvarez of Sanderson; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

H.K. Henniger
LUBBOCK _ H.K. Henniger, 68, director of training of SPAG Law Enforcement Academy, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock with Revs. Cline Paden and Tommy Allison officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home.
He was born in Winters and was a resident of Lubbock. He was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Dora Henniger of Lubbock; daughters, Ginger Henniger and Joy Plank, both of Lubbock, and Julie Blair of Dallas; sister, Maydell Burrous of Crane; and four grandchildren.

Evadne Lewis
ODESSA _ Evadne June Hatawey Gordon Lewis, 92, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 3, 1997, at her daughter's residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Towers with the Rev. Frank Lasater officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Park. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Magnet, Neb., and moved to Odessa in 1981 from Grandfalls.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Rose Raschke and Johnnie Maxey, both of Odessa; sister, Sybil Hoover of Stockton, Calif.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Peter Neufeld
SEMINOLE _ Peter F. Neufeld, 73, a farmer, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at German Church of God in Seminole with the Rev. Peter Ens officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
He was moved to Seminole in 1968. He was a member of the German Church of God.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Margaretha Neufeld of Seminole; sons, John Neufeld, Herman Neufeld and Peter Neufeld, all of Seminole; daughters, Helen Teichroeb and Tina Wiebe, both of Seminole; sister, Justina Klassen and Tina Neckel, both of Mexico and Susana Thiessen of Bolivia; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Lucille Barr
CRANE _ Lucille Barr, 81, a ranch governess, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Crane County Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy McWilliams officiating. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born in Barnhart and was a resident of Crane. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Wilson Barr of Crane; daughters, Nina Gayle of Crane and Sheila Carson of Odessa; sister, Alene Workman of Rankin; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Eloisa Barrientes
DENVER CITY _ Eloisa Garza Barrientes, 54, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at her residence.
Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. today at St. Williams Catholic Church in Denver City with the Rev. Andres Mendosa officiating. Burial will be at Denver City Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ratliff Funeral Homes.
She was born in Otto and was a resident of Denver City. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Jose Barrientes of Denver City; sons, Philip Barrientes of Hobbs, N.M., Joe Barrientes Jr. and Amalio Barrientes, both of Denver City, Gregory Barrientes of Anaheim, Calif., Sammy Barrientes of Lubbock and Noel Barrientes of Artesia, N.M.; daughters, Andrea Chavira, Sylvia Roblez and Sara Garcia, all of Denver City and Irma Barrientes of Orlando, Fla.; brothers, Ignacio Garza of Hunnington Park, Calif., and Richard Garza and Guadalupe Garza, both of New Home; and 18 grandchildren.

Robert Johnson
CARLSBAD, N.M. _ Robert William ``Buddy'' Johnson, 67, an independent petroleum industry contractor, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday MST at Denton-Funches Funeral Home Chapel with J.T. Ross officiating. Arrangements by Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
He was born in Ranger was a resident of Lakewood, N.M. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Eleanor Thornton-Johnson of Lakewood, N.M.; sons, Robert William ``Bobby'' Johnson of Plano and Clay Thornton of Ceppell; daughter, Kharol Trello of Overland Park, Kan.; sister, Mary Ann Campbell of Houston; and four grandchildren.

Ida Hargus
MARATHON _ Ida May Hargus, 98, a homemaker, died Tuesday Nov. 4, 1997, at Pecos County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Ann Hanig officiating. Burial will be at Marathon Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Seguin and has been a resident of Marathon since 1917. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Son, William W. ``Bill'' Hargus of Fort Stockton; daughters, Frances Springfield of Marathon and Betty Sue Imler of San Diego; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Clifford Lair
ODESSA _ Clifford Allen Lair, 29, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Houston officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Dallas and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Father, Jimmy Lair of Odessa; brother, Brian Samuel Lair of Odessa; mother, Vera Lair of Odessa; grandmothers, Agnes Houston of Santa Anna, Calif. and Nell Susie Morehead of Odessa; and stepgrandfather, Floyd Morehead of Odessa.

Robert Shields
COLEMAN _ Robert ``Bob'' Shields, 71, a retired consultant, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at Brownwood Medical Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Briscoe officiating. Burial will be at Santa Anna Cemetery. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home.
He was born in Whon, Texas, and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Evelyn Shields of Odessa; son, Bobby Lynn Shields of Austin; daughter, Susie Hoagland of Austin; mother, Maud Shields of Santa Anna; brothers, Myrl Shields of Brownwood and Leo Shields of Santa Anna; sisters, Edith Gilbert of San Angelo; Leona Frazee of Oklahoma; Evelyn Wright of Fort Worth and Lonell Thate of San Angelo; and five grandchildren.

Oleta Dickey
CHANDLER _ Oleta Pearl Dickey, 83, retired office manager for Darby Shine Steel Co., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bob Sexton and Jess Thomas officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Tyler Memorial Funeral Home.
She was born in Lueders and was a longtime resident of Odessa before retiring to Lake Palistine. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Kay Lynn Lawrence of Austin; sister, Mary Bob Thomas of Chandler; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Lillian Gore
OLNEY _ Lillian Estelle Gore, 93, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at the home of her daughter.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Lunn Funeral. Local arrangements by Myers and Smith Funeral Home.
She was born in Flint, and lived in Big Spring and Odessa since 1993. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, J.M. Gore Jr. and Henry Dale Gore, both of Wichita Falls; daughters, Maggie Beth Boadle of Odessa and Jeffie Phinney of Big Spring; sister, Dora Ficklin of Olney; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

William McCafee
ODESSA _ William W. McCafee, 75, of Odessa died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at New Horizon's Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m today at Ector County/Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Raymond Bugg officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in San Diego.
SURVIVORS: Son, Roger McCafee of Grant City, Mo.; sisters, Ruby Gard of Shelton, Wash., Thelma Jennings of Jacumba, Calif. and Eva Jennings of Hesparia, Calif; and one grandchild.

Emory New
DENVER CITY _ Emory W. New, 86, a farmer and rancher, of Denver City died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, in Lubbock.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Auld officiating. Burial will be at Terry County Cemetery in Brownfield. Arrangements by Ratliff Funeral Home.
He was born in Bosque County.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Jerry New of El Paso, Bobby New of Houston and Don New of San Angelo; daughters, Jo Ann Ray of Lubbock and Linda Heimel of Jasper, Ark.; brother, Lesley New of Hico; sister, Minnie McKenzie of Hico; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Mary Smith
SEMINOLE _ Mary Smith, 71, a homemaker, of Seminole died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at Sherwood Place in Odessa.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Westside Church of Christ with Don Turskey of Odessa and Don Fleming of Seminole officiating. Burial will follow in Gaines County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
She was born in Little Elm, and moved to Dumas with her family at age 13. She was a member of Westside Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Mary Jo Kendall of Carrollton, Susie Turskey of Odessa and Sara Blake of Katy; sister, Gladys Barnes of Ben Wheeler; and six grandchildren.

Malcolm Stephens
MCCAMEY _ Malcolm Stephens Sr., 66, of Jonesboro, Ga., formerly of McCamey, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, in Decatur, Ga.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Homes.
He was born in Iraan and was a Navy veteran.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Laura Stephens, Patricia Moreno and Marci Burdette, all of Jonesboro; sisters, Ollie Edwards of Graham, Wanema Howard, Nola McKee and Laura Wood, all of Odessa; Angie Everett of Olden and Nina Frost of Phoenix; brothers, Derell Stephens of McCamey and Duane Flow of Rockdale; and two grandchildren.


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