Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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David Bryant
BARSTOW _ David W. Bryant, 66, a retired trucking manager, former resident of Van Horn and Pecos, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barstow Cemetery with the Rev. Rod Peacock officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in South Bend, Ind.
SURVIVORS: Son, Kevin J. Bryant of Buckeye, Ariz.; sister, Patricia Wright of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren and four grandchildren.

Hubert Odom
LUBBOCK _ Hubert Odom, 82, owner and operator of Odom Food Market in Anton, of Anton died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at his residence.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Resthaven Chapel. Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home.
He was born in Washburn, and had been a resident of Lubbock since 1960 after moving from Odessa. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Ron Odom of Lubbock; brother, Pete Odom of Amarillo; sisters, Doretta Swift of Amarillo and Florene Bahl of Hardy, Ark.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

E.F. Williams
SEMINOLE _ E.F. ``Curly'' Williams, 70, of Seminole died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, in Lubbock.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at South Seminole Baptist Church with Earnest Wall and the Rev. Shane Kinnison officiating. Burial will be in Gaines County Memorial Park. Arrangements by Roger Pool Funeral Home.
He was born in Sands and moved to Seminole in 1949 from Lubbock. He was a former member of the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jimmie Williams of Seminole; sons, Eldon Bruce Williams of Goliad and Renne Stuart Williams of Victoria; daughter, Maria Hill of Lubbock; brothers, J.T. Williams of Odessa and Otho Williams of Hobbs, N.M.; sisters, Marie Eggleston of Toledo Bend, Pauline McGee of Lamesa and Lois Miers of Ventura, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

Clyde Eugene Barnard
ODESSA _ Clyde Eugene Barnard, 59, of Odessa, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Private burial services will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Al Bullard officiating. Arrangement by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was a Navy veteran and the owner of Blue Water Tropical Fish.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Marilyn Barnard of Odessa; daughter, Diane Carter of Odessa; father, Clyde W. Barnard of Greenwood, Ark.; sister, Jo Rita Gibson of Oregon; and one grandchild.

Marvin Norman Barrett
MIDLAND _ Marvin Norman Barrett, 69, of Midland, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, in a Midland hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Crestview Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Larry Ashlock officiating and the Rev. Lomer Green assisting. Burial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Park in Mineral Wells. Arrangements by the Ellis Funeral Home.
He was a Korean War veteran, and he worked for Mobile Oil for over 30 years until his retirement.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Margie Barrett of Midland; son, Russell Barrett of College Station; daughter, Susan O'Quinn of Houston; brother, Harold Barrett of Weatherford; and five grandchildren.

Luby Wallace Bell
GARDENDALE _ Luby Wallace Bell, 76, of Gardendale, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Midland with the Rev. C. Lane Boyd officiating. Masonic burial services will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements by the Ellis Funeral Home.
He was a World War II veteran, and he worked for Exxon until his retirement in 1985.
Survivors: Sons, Randell W. Bell and Danny Bell, both of Gardendale; brother, Leon Bell of Houston; sisters, Nannie Daniel of Huntsville, Lillie Daniels of Bellville, Addie VanNess of Thibodeaux and Ida Maude Layne of Huffman; and three grandchildren.

Willie Belle Clements
ABILENE _ Willie Belle Clements, 94, of Abilene, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at an Abilene nursing home.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Memories in Abilene. Burial will be in Potosi Cemetery with the Rev. Rodney Watson officiating.
She was born in Mart, and she was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Robert Clements of Arlington and Clifford Clements of Odessa; daughter, Sybil Ramey of Abilene; sister, Gertrude Parton of Huett; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Stephen Hale
ODESSA _ Stephen Hale, 91, of Odessa, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jack Watkins officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was a member of Temple Baptist Church for over 51 years, and he worked for Wooley Tool.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Vera Hale of Odessa; daughter, Donna Sullivan of Odessa; brother, Marcus Hale of San Angelo; sister, Mary Ruth Taylor of Spring Valley Calif.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Viola Jackson
BIG SPRING _ Viola Jackson, 77, of Big Spring, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, in a Big Spring nursing home.
Burial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born in Hugo, Okla., and was formerly of Odessa. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ellis Jackson of Big Spring.

Clarence N. Muehlbrad
ODESSA _ Clarence N. Muehlbrad, 77, of Odessa, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Rex Chapman officiating. Burial services will be at 3 p.m. in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was a veteran of World War II, and he worked for the De Coty Coffee Company for 35 years.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Bernice Muehlbrad of Odessa; son, Roger Muehlbrad of Odessa; stepsons, Hollis Bishop of Burelson and Ray Bishop of San Angelo; sister, Lorene Harris of San Angelo; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

James Patrick Ray
ODESSA _ James Patrick Ray, 43, of Odessa, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, at his residence.
Burial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dorothy Fowler officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.< He was a freelance journalist and a graduate of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Cathy Hagadone of Sandpoint, Idaho.

Stella Dean Winbery
ODESSA _ Stella Dean Winbery, 61, of Odessa, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997. Burial services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by the Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was a housewife and a lifetime member of R.E.A.C.T.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Rocky Bynum and Jack Bynum, both of Odessa; daughters, Eugenie Turner, Sheila Thiesfield, Carol Winbery and Diana Bynum, all of Odessa, and Connie Wallace of Glade Water; brother, Sidney Ward of Boston, Mass.; 24 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ernest L. Hester
SEMINOLE _ Ernest L. Hester, 86, of Seminole, a plumber and minister, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Seminole, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Lovington, N.M., and resided in Seminole 54 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
SURVIVORS: wife, Opal Irene of Seminole; sisters, Lois Reynolds of Bovina, Ella Rae Coppley of Muleshoe and Vella Fae Boen of Lamesa; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Melva P. Irvin
ODESSA _ Melva P. Irvin, 82, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Nov. 6, 1997 at her residence after an illness.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel in Odessa, with the Rev. Griffin Jones officiating.
She was born in Geraldine, Mont., and was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Jo Ellen (Jody) Snodderly of Odessa; brother, Raymond Ruth, of Billings, Mont.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Bill Travis Murrell
ODESSA _ Bill Travis Murrell, 61, a retired chemical engineer, of Odessa died Nov. 5, 1997, at his residence after an illness.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Odessa with the Rev. Griffin Jones officiating.
He was a retired chemical engineer, and an Army veteran. He was born in Crane.
SURVIVORS: Son, William Murrell of Bloomington, Ill.; one brother, Jake Murrell of Midland.

William Armstrong
NEW ORLEANS _ William ``Bubbis'' Armstrong, 80, a retired government employee and former resident of Odessa, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997.
He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. Services are pending with House of Bultman Funeral Home in New Orleans. He was an Army veteran in World War II and in Vietnam. He was born in Sydney, Australia, and lived in Odessa as a young man. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Son, Nick Armstrong of Washington, D.C.; brother, Joe Armstrong of Corpus Christi; sister, Helen McQueen of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Edward Stamps
ODESSA _ Edward Eugene Stamps, 45, a professional painter, died Saturday at Medical Center Hospital.
Burial services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.
He was born in New Castle, Ind.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jesse Quillen of Dallas; one brother, Jerry Stamps of Odessa; three sisters, Judy Wells, Sharon Brinlee and Betty Walker, all of Odessa; one grandchild.

Guillermo Fierro
PECOS _ Guillermo R. Fierro, 75, of Pecos died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at his residence.
Rosary was said Monday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Antonio Mena officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico, and had lived in Pecos since 1968. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Rosa Fierro of Pecos; son, Guillermo Fierro Jr. of Pecos; daughter, Delea Urias of Pecos; brothers, Agustino Fierro and Eujenio Fierro, both of Ojinaga, Mexico; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Francisco Lucio
ANDREWS _ Francisco Nunez Lucio, one-month-old infant son of Junior and Silvia Lucio, of Andrews died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at Cook-Fort Worth Children's Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Andrews Babyland Cemetery with the Rev. Bernard Gully officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Parents; sisters, Sabrina Lucio and Sandra Lucio, both of Andrews; grandparents, Marcos Nunez and Gloria Nunez, both of Odessa and Genovevo Lucio and Crescencia Lucio of Andrews; and great-grandfather, Hilpolito Lucio of Monterrey, Mexico.

Beatrice Brown
MONAHANS _ Beatrice Dial Brown, 91, owner of The Fabric Shop, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Ward Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Joseph Fields Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.
She was born in Brady and lived in Monahans for 53 years. She was Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Bettye B. Kinard of Fort Worth and Ebba B. Mathis of Edmond, Okla.; sisters, Mary Dial McKie of Wichita Falls and Patsy Dial Garnes of Tomball; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Marshall Childre
HAMILTON _ Marshall Day Childre, 79, an oilfield worker, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at Providence Hospital in Waco.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Riley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Wright officiating. Burial will be at Hurst Ranch Cemetery.
He was born in Madisonville. He was a longtime resident of Odessa and a resident of Hamilton for 16 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Bessie Kincheloe Childre of Hamilton; son, Roger Dale Childre of Hamilton and Marion Doyce Childre of Home Land, Calif.; daughter, Marzelle Childre Hinrichs of Huntington Beach, Calif.; brother, James Childre of Kentucky; sister, Lera Childre Fields of Hamilton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Florene Huckabee
PECOS _ Florene C. ``Flo'' Huckabee, 81, a volunteer with Prime Time Christian Broadcasting, of Andrews died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Revs. David King, Eric Lovell and Billy Simmons officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Levita and moved to Pecos in 1946. She moved to Andrews in 1989. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Martha Fleming and Rebekah Sawyer, both of Andrews; son, Robert ``Bob'' Huckabee of San Angelo; sister, Ruth Clem of Roswell, N.M.; and six grandchildren.

Juanita Klein
LUBBOCK _ Juanita Sue Klein, 62, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at her residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at South Park Baptist Church in Lubbock with the Rev. Jay Fikes officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Funeral arrangements Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.
She was born in Texas and moved to Lubbock in 1982 from Odessa. She was a member of South Park Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Rev. Adam Klein of Lubbock; daughters, Elaine Wofford and Alice Payne, both of Odessa; sons, Dwayne Klein of Gardendale, Larry Klein of Andrews, Alfred Klein and Jerry Klein, both of Odessa; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Kimberly Lee
DELEON _ Kimberly Dianne Lee, 26, a nurse's aide for DeLeon Home Health, of DeLeon, died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, in DeLeon.
Services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 9, 1997, at DeLeon Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Wilson officiating. Burial was at DeLeon Cemetery. Arrangements by Nowlin Funeral Home.
She was born in Gorman and lived in and around DeLeon most of her life.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Taylor Lee of DeLeon; mother, Wynona Lee of Odessa; father, Jackie Cogburn of DeLeon; sisters, Deana Grimes of Comanche and Starla Cogburn of DeLeon; brother, Jason Cogburn of DeLeon; and grandmothers, Ona Dean Freeman and Jimmie Ray Cogburn, both of DeLeon.

Homer McComas
ODESSA _ Homer A. McComas, 74, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, in Big Spring.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenfield Acres Baptist Church in Odessa with the Rev. Teddy Short officiating. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born in Pottawatomie County, Okla., and was a resident of Odessa. He was a veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Tanya McComas of Odessa; sons, Kenny McComas of Arlington and Donnie McComas of Odessa; stepsons, Brandon Tyler and Kenny Berry, both of Odessa and Shannon Berry of Gardendale; stepdaughter, Jessica Berry of Odessa; brothers, Toby McComas and Tuffy Overturf, both of Odessa; sisters, Wanda Yates and Violet Brown, both of Lovington, N.M.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sallie Moxley
ANDREWS _ Sallie Marie ``Bobbie'' Moxley, 75, a former employee at the Little Shop and Kirby Manufacturing, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Andrews Church of Christ with John Snider and Bob DuPont officiating. Burial will be at Andrews West Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Henderson County and was a resident of Andrews. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Benton Moxley of Andrews; sons, Ray Moxley of Monticello, Ark., and David Moxley of Pflugerville; daughters, Martha Burleson of Atlanta and Gail Herzog of Racine, Wis.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lois Shipman
MCCAMEY _ Lois Shipman, 76, a retired postmaster, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Mulberry Manor in Stephenville.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in McCamey with the Rev. Steve Beckwith officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in McCamey. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born in Eastland and was a resident of McCamey. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Lee Shipman of McCamey; son, Mark Shipman of Stephenville; sister, Lottie Bradshaw of McCamey; and three grandchildren.

Wesley Townsend
FORT STOCKTON _ Wesley M. Townsend, 85, former manager of Home Ice Inc., died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, in Fort Stockton.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Rockdale and had been a resident of Fort Stockton since 1946. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Bill Townsend of Fort Stockton and David Townsend of Corpus Christi; sister, Alma Hayhurst of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Charlie Waldrop Jr.
ODESSA _ Charlie R. ``Pete'' Waldrop Jr., 80, a retired Oberkampf Supply employee, died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jack Watkins officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Abilene and moved to Odessa in 1946. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Paula Henry of Midland and Pamela Mayhew of The Woodlands; son, Mike Waldrop of Midland; brother, Bill Waldrop of Kilgore; sister, Ruby Smith of Odessa; and four grandchildren.


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