Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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 Marjory Ballew
ANDREWS _ Marjorie Y. Ballew, 78, a homemaker, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Andrews Old Cemetery with the Rev. H.A. Hanks officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home. She was born in San Angelo and moved to Andrews in 1952 from Levelland. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, John T. Ballews of Andrews; daughters, Susan Maddox of Midland and Kathleen Rea of Houston; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Oscar Draughan
ODESSA _ Oscar Curtis Draughan, 66, a heavy equipment operator, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Love Hambrick officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Calvert and had been a resident of Odessa for 26 years.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Climmie Draughan of Odessa; daughters, Gloria Rene Draughan of Los Angeles and Jamie La She Draughan of Odessa; sisters, Ruby Jackson and Doris Christian, both of Denver, Barbara Jean Draughan and Donna Draughan, both of Odessa, and Mary Nell McGahey of Hobbs, N.M.; and brothers, Willie Jones, Sammy Draughan, Robert Draughan, Frank Draughan, all of Odessa; and Billie Don Draughan of Fort Worth.

James Glisson
HARRISBURG, ARK. _ James A. ``Jay'' Glisson Jr., 48, a truck driver, of Texarkana, Ark., formerly of Odessa, died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
Graveside services were held Nov. 20 at Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Don Coleman officiating. Arrangements by Jackson's Harrisburg Funeral Home.
He was born in Marked Tree, Ark., and was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sherry Glisson of Texarkana, Ark.; daughter, Chris Tullous of Carrollton; stepsons, Wayne Moman of Mount Pleasant and Steve Layton of Texarkana, Ark.; stepdaughters, Terry Brown of Bay Cliff, Ky., and April Palmore and Debbie Gerald, both of Texarkana, Ark.; father, J.A. ``Mutt'' Glisson Sr. of Harrisburg; sister, Barbara Mockbee of Harrisburg; and nine grandchildren.

Lloyd Judkins
MIDWEST CITY, OKLA. _ Lloyd D. Judkins, 69, an electrician with AMOCO, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at his residence.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home. Burial will be at Arlington Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home.
He was born in Luther, Okla., and moved to Choctaw, Okla., from Odessa in 1990. He was a member of Prayer of Faith Outreach Church.
SURVIVORS: TeAta Judkins of Choctaw; sons, Bobby Judkins of Monahans, Jimmy Judkins of Grand Island, N.Y., and Ron Judkins of Odessa; daughter, Cindy Stracener of Odessa; sisters, Dorothy Hibbs of Andrews and Imogene Peterman of Chandler, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Isaak Peters
SEMINOLE _ Isaak Peters, 69, a farmer, of Seminole died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock after an illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gospel Mennonite Church with David Klessen officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery. Arrangments by Boyer Funeral Home.
He was born in Mexico and had been a resident of Seminole since 1992, having moved there from Mexico. He was a Mennonite.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Agatha Peters of Seminole; sons, Jay Peters, Isaak Peters and Abe Peters, all of Seminole, and Pancho Peters of Mexico; daughters, Tina Loewen, Nettie Thiessen and Mary Wolf, all of Seminole, Agatha Penner and Margarita Penner, both of Mexico, and Anna Ens, Lena Rempel, Elizabeth Ens and Susie Rempel, all of Canada; brother, William Peters of Balize; sisters, Tina Wiebe, Nita Wiebe and Agatha Friesen, all of Canada; 36 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Clara Darden
CRANE _ Clara Miers Darden, 93, a homemaker, of Crane died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, in Crane County Care Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Miracle officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Girard Cemetery. Arrangements by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
She was born in Mount Vernon, was a longtime resident of the McCauley and Girard communities and had lived in Crane since 1978. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, George Darden of Crane and Jim Darden of Pine Bluff, Wyo.; daughters, Bess Pickron of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Margaret Cockrell of Waco; sister, Maude Eivens of McCaulley; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-greatchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mona Davis
BALMORHEA _ Mona Belle Davis, 68, of Bullhead City, Ariz., died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, in Bullhead City.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Balmorhea Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Plains and had lived in Bullhead City for four years.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Glenn Davis of Columbia, Mo., and Gary Davis of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Beverly Bowman of Bozeman, Mont.; brother, J.W. Spears of Lovington, N.M.; sister, Fern Bell of Bullhead, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Maria Chavez
Maria Tarango Chavez, 76, died Thursday in Kermit.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Iglesia Evangelista Apostolic Church in Kermit, with burial following at the Kermit Cemetery.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Alfredo and Israel, both of Kermit; daughter, Elia Chavez, of Kermit; brothers, Jesus Tarango of Andrews, and Gilberto Tarango of Ojinaga, Mexico; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Linda Hodges
Linda Pearl Hodges, 50, a retired bookkeeper of Bogata and formerly of Mesquite died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997 in Paris.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bogata Church of Christ with Benny Cogburn and T.R. Upchurch officiating.
Hodges was born Nov. 12, 1947 in Deport, Texas, daughter of Robert Neal and Beulah Pearl Harvey Fleming.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Beulah Fleming of Bogata and daughter, Jennifer Lynn Hodges of Garland.

Bernice Boatman
ODESSA _ Bernice Boatman, 68, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, at her residence.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bruce Troy officiating. Arrangements made by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Cement, Okla. and had lived in Odessa since 1950. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, R.G. Boatman of Odessa; sons, Ray Boatman of Eagan, Minn. and Max Boatman of Shawnee, Okla.; brother, Earl Gene Broyles of Shawnee; sister, Louise Coffee of Midland; two grandchildren.

James Dyer
ANDREWS _ James ``Bud'' Dyer, 65, a welder, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Andrews West Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Hopkins officiating. Arrangements made by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Amherst and had lived in Andrews since 1994.
SURVIVORS: Son, Lonnie Dyer of Andrews; daughter, Ellen Dyer of Fort Worth; sisters, Thelma Harrison of Penryn, Calif. and Maudie Colliur of Riverside, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Loren Kelley
ODESSA _ Loren O'Dell Kelley, 41, a roughneck, died Nov. 19, 1997, at the East Texas Medical Center in Trinity.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Cruz Payan officiating. Arrangements made by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born Aug. 7, 1956, in Durango, Colo. He was a Protestant.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Victor and Ida May Kelley of Odessa and sisters, Leona Fullen of Odessa and Wilma May of Grandbury.

Bisenta Scott
ODESSA _ Bisenta Scott, 77, a housewife, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Avalon Place.
Graveside services will be held at Oakbrush Cemetery in Hendersonville, Tenn. Arrangements made by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born July 19, 1920, in Fort Stockton.
SURVIVORS: Son, Henry Scott of Hendersonville; brother, Baudilio Ybarra of Los Angeles; sisters, Margaret Ramos of Odessa and Evangelina Ybarra of Los Angeles; three grandchildren.

Shelba Boyd
TOW _ Shelba Jean Boyd, 42, a homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, in Llano.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tow Church of Christ with Clayton Arnold officiating. Burial will be at Bluffton Cemetery in Llano County. Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Worth and had been a resident of Tow for five years after moving from Iraan. She was member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Garrell Boyd of Tow; mother, Gladys Twyford of Tow; daughters, Elizabeth Christina Boyd and Cassandra Faye Boyd, both of Tow; brother, Donald Louis Riley of Amarillo; and sister, Rosemary Parisher of Tow.

Sam Felps
MENARD _ Sam Bob Felps, 45, a carpenter, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rest Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Deron Biles officiating. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home.
He was born in San Angelo and moved to Menard from Odessa eight years ago. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Mary Felps of Odessa.

Buster Franklin
BIG SPRING _ Buster Klyce Franklin, 25, of Pecos, an employee of Agri-West in Verhalen, died Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, in Plainview.
Services were held Monday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Matthew Williamson officiating. Burial was at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born in Big Spring. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Angela Franklin of Pecos; a stepson, Jacob Chappell of Pecos; daughter, Kathryn Renee Franklin of Pecos; mother and stepfather, Janice and J.T. Pitts of Pecos; sister, Mandy Garza of Stanton; brother, John Franklin of Lenorah; grandparents, Buster and Mildred Haggard of Lenorah; grandmother, Olena Franklin of Big Spring; and great-grandmother, Clara Allred of Stanton.

Reba Harrison
KERMIT _ Reba Nell Harrison, 50, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, after a lengthy illness.
Memorial services were held Monday at Baptist Temple in Kermit with the Rev. Gordon Cox officiating. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home.
She was born in Post.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Bill Harrison of Kermit; daughters, Stacy Brown and Jackie McMullen, both of Burkburnett; Michele Campbell of Pocola, Okla.; parents, Estelle and B.H. Martin, of Monahans; brothers, Mat Martin of Monahans; Michael Martin of Bowling Green, Ky.; sisters, Vada Pendergrass of Breckenridge; Patty McCorcle of Farris; Ginabeth Prater of Breckenridge; and four grandchildren.

Randall Smith
ODESSA _ Randall Lee ``Randy'' Smith, 29, of Grand Prairie, a maintenance man for an apartment complex, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jimmy Wilson officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Odessa and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Grandmother, Virginia Reynolds of Gardendale; son, Jonathan Sanford of Grand Prairie; grandmother, Naomi Davis of New Mexico; grandfather, Willie B. Reynolds of Gardendale; father, Daryle G. Smith of New Mexico; and brother, Buz McElroy of Moreno Valley, Calif.

Robert Socko
ODESSA _ Robert Socko, 59, an employee of New York State Power Project, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Wilson officiating. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home/Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Shamolin, Pa.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Eleanor Kolodojiez of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; wife, Avenell Socko of Odessa; brothers, Ronald Socko and James Socko, both of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Joseph Socko of Leroy, N.Y.; and sister, Marion Knorr of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Lucille Thompson
GROESBECK _ Lucille Thompson, 89, of Groesbeck died Thursday, Nov. 20, 1997, at Manor Nursing Home in Mexia.
Graveside services were held Friday at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck. Arrangements by Groesbeck Funeral Home.
She was born in Purley.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Nita Lynch of Groesbeck; sister, Maxine Wright of Odessa; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Willard Bolin
ANDREWS _ Willlard C. Bolin, 82, of Andrews, a retired plant foreman, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Andrews Old Cemetery with John Snider officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Jamestown and retired in 1976 in Andrews. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Diana Hale of Andrews; sister, Vera Bratton of Van; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph Earnest
BIG SPRING _ Joseph Algie ``Red'' Earnest, 83, of Big Spring, a retired employee of Humble Oil and Cosden Oil and Chemical, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 1997, in a local nursing home.
Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Dr. Claude Craven officiating. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was a lifelong resident of Big Spring. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Barbara Zumwalt of Buckley, Wash.; sons, Joseph Edward Earnest of Big Spring and Richard Allen ``Dickie'' Earnest of Van Buren, Ark.; sister, Margie Stephenson of Fort Smith, Ark.; brother, E.B. Earnest of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

James Frost
LUBBOCK _ James Keith Frost, 67, of Plainview, a postal clerk for Wayland Baptist University, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, in Plainview after a brief illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. David R. Smith officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery. Arrangements by Sullivan Funeral Home.
He was born in Farmer's Valley and moved to Plainview in 1986. He was a veteran of the Army.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jean Frost of Plainview; sons, Barry Keith Frost of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Danny Clay Frost and Timmy Jack Frost, both of Odessa; sister, Carolyn Charles of Deming, N.M.; and nine grandchildren.

Golda Irwin
ANDREWS _ Golda Cassingham Irwin, 72, of Snyder, a homemaker, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at her residence.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Andrews Old Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Hardison officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Blackwell, Okla., and moved to Snyder in 1990.
SURVIVORS: Husband, D.L. Irwin of Snyder; daughter, Michelle Hendrix of Friona; son, Scott Cassingham of Carlsbad, N.M.; sister, Roena Pitts of Farmington, N.M.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Luis Sanchez
ODESSA _ Luis Sanchez, 61, of Odessa, an oilfield worker, died Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at Deering Nursing Home.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997, at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Lamesa and had been a resident of Odessa for 25 years. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Alfred Sanchez of Dallas; Arthur Sanchez, Robert Sanchez and Candelario Sanchez, all of Odessa; Enis Sanchez of California; and Adolph Sanchez of San Angelo; and sister, Emma Reyes of Odessa.


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