Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Lee Butler
BIG SPRING _ Lee Butler, 70, an ordained minister, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at his residence. Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Big Spring with the Revs. Kenneth Patrick and Harold Smith officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park Mausoleum. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. He was born in Houston and was a resident of Big Spring. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Molly Butler of Big Spring; sons, Tommy Butler of Whitehouse and Terry Butler of De Soto; daughter, Janie Strader of Houston; sister, Gloria Restelli of Big Spring; and four grandchildren.

Santana Gloria
PLAINVIEW _ Santana ``Sam'' Gloria, 75, a retired employee for East Mound Gin, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Plainview. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at Lemons Memorial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainview with the Rev. Elbert Fadallan officiating. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery. Arrangements by Lemons Funeral Home. He was born in Zaragoza, Mexico, and was a resident of Plainview. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Norman Gloria, Sam Gloria Jr., Arthur Gloria, Richard Gloria and Larry Gloria, all of Plainview, and Robert Gloria of Mendota, Ill.; daughters, Maria Talamantes of Midland, Beatrice Arteaga of Mendota, Ill., Virginia Gloria Landeros and Guadalupe Gloria, both of Plainview, Janie Gloria of San Antonio and Gloria Ramirez of Hart; sisters, Angie Villarreal of Pontiac, Mich., and Salume Melendrez of Corpus Christi; 35 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

David Harshbarger
WAPAKONETA, Ohio _ David R. Harshbarger, 46, a driver with Goshen Transportation, Inc., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, in Elkhart, Ind. Rosary will be said at 9:45 p.m. Monday CST at Long and Folk Funeral Home.  Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday CST at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, Ohio, with the Rev. William O'Donnell officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in St. Marys, Ohio. Arrangements by Long and Folk Funeral Home. He was born in Lima, Ohio, and was a resident of Odessa. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Elizabeth Harshbarger of Odessa; sons, Kevin R. Harshbarger of Irvine, Calif., Joseph Harshbarger of Santa Anna, Calif., and Jon Harshbarger of Odessa; daughter, Jeri Lyn Welander of Winters; father, Richard Harshbarger of Wapakoneta; brother, Michael Harshbarger, Timothy Harshbarger, William Harshbarger, and Mark Harshbarger, all of Wapakoneta, and Edward J. Harshbarger of Girard, Ohio; sisters, Cynthia K. McClintock and Kimberly S. Huber, both of Wapakoneta; and five grandchildren.

Wanda Hunt
BIG SPRING _ Wanda Lee Hunt, 68, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, in Odessa. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Mount Olive Memorial Park with the Rev. Jim Hawk officiating. Arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. She was born in Big Spring and was a resident of Odessa. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Jay Hunt of Odessa and Jerry Hunt of Carrollton; daughter, Jennifer Mercer of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother, Jack Lee of Big Spring; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Fred Justice
ODESSA _ Fred Burrell Justice, 85, a retired employee of Lee Drilling Co., died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at New Horizon Nursing Center. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Northside Baptist Church with the Revs. Glen Harlin and Clydell Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maudie Lee Justice of Odessa; son, Gene Justice of Big Spring; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Joe McLean
ALPINE _ Joe Lindsey McLean, 74, a salesman, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Elms Grove Cemetery in Alpine. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home. He was born in Lometa and was a resident of Alpine. SURVIVORS: Wife, Elizabeth McLean of Alpine; son, Marshall McLean of Alpine; daughter, Clinnell McComb of Alpine; and four grandchildren.

Questa Robinson
ODESSA _ Questa L. Robinson, 89, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jess Little officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. She was born in Red Rock, Okla., and moved to Odessa from Alberta, Canada in 1943. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Floyd Robinson of Odessa; daughter, Ann Becker of Odessa; and one grandchild.

Hilda Terrell
MIDLAND _ Hilda Clark Terrell, 70, a retired employee of Exxon Company U.S.A, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at her residence. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Rech officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born in McAlister, Okla., and was a resident of Midland.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Terri Lynn Terrell of Midland.

Sarah Holland
SAN ANGELO _ Sarah Nell Holland, 79, a former employee of Furr's Foods, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, in San Angelo. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in The Christian Church of San Angelo with the Rev. Steve Spencer officiating. Burial will be at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home. She was born in Vernon and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Virginia King and Beth King, both of San Angelo, and Jane Brooks of Odessa; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Hettie Jones
DUBLIN _ Hettie Orene Jones, 93, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Golden Age Manor. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin with the Rev. David Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Old Dublin Memorial Park. Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home. She was born in Comanche County and was a resident of Dublin. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Troy Jones of Odessa; daughters, Edith Meyer of Oregon City, Ore., and Martha Irish of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Thomas Kimbrough
ODESSA _ Thomas A. Kimbrough, 73, a former employee of Phillips 66, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Seabury Nursing Center. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Wylie Hurley officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. He was born in Seymour and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maydell Kimbrough of Odessa; sons, Franklin Robinson of San Antonio and Kenneth Robinson of Austin; daughter, Eileen Croxton of Bryson; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

C.W. Lincoln
LUBBOCK _ C.W. ``Abe'' Lincoln, minister of Westside Church of Christ, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Seminole Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock with Cline Paden, Rusty Russwurm and Bill Vasko officiating. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. at Gaines County Cemetery in Seminole. Arrangements by Connally Funeral Home. He was born in Nolan County and was a resident of Seminole. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Dot Lincoln of Seminole; son, Steve Lincoln of Lubbock; daughter, Becky Epperson of Lubbock; sisters, Glenda Wright of Austin and Judy McCloud of Round Rock; and seven grandchildren.

Milford McDaniel
ODESSA _ Milford E. ``Blackie'' McDaniel, 84, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Earnest Easley officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. He was born in Coalgate, Okla., and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Blanche McDaniel of Odessa; son, Donald McDaniel of Roswell, N.M.; sister, Dorias Worley of Kingsland; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Sally Boysen
ALPINE _ Sally Boysen, 74, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home. She was a lifelong resident of Alpine.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Vernon Boysen of Alpine; daughters, Deborah Cooley of Richardson, Tana Justice of Alpine and Kimberlee Griswold of Dallas; brother, Robert W. Duncan of California; and three grandchildren.

George Branch
ANDREWS _ George Kenneth Branch, 56, a former pusher for Harvey's Servicing Company, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Parks Good Samaritan Village Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Andrews West Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Zap officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home. He was born in Hobbs, N.M., and was a resident of Andrews before moving to Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jerry Sue Branch of Andrews; brother, Clarence Branch of Corpus Christi; stepson, Bobby Smith of Fort Stockton; stepmother, Edith Branch of Arlington; and stepsister, Jeanne Kaley of Arlington.

Freda Charlesworth
KERMIT _ Freda Charlesworth, 76, a retired secretary for Cabot Oil Co., died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at her residence. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Seelau and the Rev. David Weyant officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel. She was born in Burkburnett and was a resident of Kermit. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jim Charlesworth of Hereford; brother, Fred Gordon Leath of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren.

J.A. McKandles
ODESSA _ J.A. ``Heavy'' McKandles, 78, a retired Odessa Fire Department captain, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ector County Cemetery with the Rev. J.W. Padgett officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. He was born in Hamilton County and was a resident of Odessa. He was a Johovahs Witness. SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Bess McKandles of Odessa; son, David McKandles of Odessa; daughters, Priscilla Gober and Judy Smith, both of Odessa, and Gail Roberts of Kenefick; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Glenn Morrow
ODESSA _ Glenn Morrow, 67, a retired oil field worker, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Ziegler officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. He was born in Snyder and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Sons, David Morrow of Houston, Ricky Glover, Jimmy Glover, Billy Jack Glover and Rusty Glover, all of Odessa, and Max Glover of Whitehouse; daughters, Michele Torres of Dimmitt, Lesa Labar of South Padre Island and Barbara Jean ``Sissy'' Glover of Odessa; brothers, Thad Morrow of Iraan and Garland Morrow of Amarillo; sisters, Katherine Willingham of Sweetwater, and Vance Beckius and Nell Johnson, both of Lubbock; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Calvin Embrey
HAMLIN _ Calvin L. Embrey, 73, owner and operator of Embrey's Snack bar, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at Hamlin Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Tracy Watson and Jams Brigham officiating. Burial will be at Neinda Cemetery. Arrangements by Foster-Adams Funeral Home. He was born in Jones County and was a lifetime resident of Hamlin. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of First Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jo Brown Embrey of Hamlin; son, Don Embrey of Odessa; daughter, Sharon McGhee of Rochester; brother, J.T. Embrey of Modesto, Calif.; sisters, Lola Carter and Viola Jones, both of Hamlin; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Patrick Hagerty Jr.
ODESSA _ Patrick Lee Hagerty Jr., infant son of Pat and Da Sha Hagerty of Odessa, was stillborn Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Johnny Storz officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Parents; brother, Travis Elliot of Odessa; sisters, Judy Elliot and Gabby Hagerty, both of Odessa; and grandparents, Ann and James Moon of Odessa.

Tony Holland
ODESSA _ Tony Holland, 83, an oil field worker, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at Avalon Place. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Watkins officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. He was born in Sebaskin County, Ark., and came to Odessa in 1970 from Brownwood. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Gracie Holland of Odessa; brother, M.B. Holland of Odessa; and sister, Arlene Pack of Odessa.

Felicitas Mendoza
MARFA _ Felicitas Mendoza, 97, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, in Odessa. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Demetrio Ponce officiating. Burial will be at Merced Cemetery. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home. She was born in Mexico and was a resident of Odessa for five years.
SURVIVORS: Son, Carlos Nunez of Vista, Calif.; sisters, Maria Contreras of Yuma, Ariz., Jesusita Ornelas of Presidio, Antonia Fuentez of Marfa and Eduvijes Ybarra of Odessa.

Doris M. Morse
PECOS _ Doris M. Morse, 66, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in Nacogdoches. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with Darrell Evins officiating. Arrangements by Laird- McGill Funeral Home of Nacogdoches. She was born in Hext and was a resident of Nacogdoches. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Mark Dennis Morse and Michael Robert Morse, both of Houston; daughter, Teresa Lynn Morse of Pecos; and brothers, Dean Soules of and Hugh Soules Jr., both of Houston.

Kathie Parker
FORT STOCKTON _ Kathie L. Parker, 29, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in Midland. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. Hopkins officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.< She was born in Walnut Creek, Calif., and moved to Fort Stockton in 1974 from McCamey.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Phillip Parker of Fort Stockton; parents, Melvin and Ruby Parker of Waco; sons, Chrystopher Parker, Keagan Parker and Tanner Parker, all of Fort Stockton; brothers, Melvin Wayne Parker of Texarkana and Ellis Parker of Glendale, Ariz.; sister, Marilyn Nottorf of Fort Worth; and a grandfather, Ellis B. Parker of George West.

Donald Starnes
ODESSA _ Donald M. Starnes, 73, an oil field construction superintendent, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. He was born in Harlingen and was a resident of Odessa. He was Baptist. SURVIVORS: Sisters, Mary L. Stain of San Antonio and Patsy Pugh of Fairborn, Ohio; and one grandchild.

Randall Wayne Berry
ODESSA _ Graveside services for Randall Wayne Berry, 50, of Odessa are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Hilton Chancellor officiating.
Mr. Berry died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at his residence. He was born Feb. 28, 1947, in Olney, Ill.
After graduating high school, Randall joined the Army and served two tours, one in Vietnam. After returning home he worked in the oil field and later became a truck driver. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his mother, Wilma Berry of Odessa; two brothers, Thomas Berry and Timothy Berry, both of Odessa; three sisters, Sandra Moore of Odessa, and Kathleen Lunsford and Theresa Genzling, both of Carlsbad, N.M.
Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lee H. Webb, Jr.
ODESSA _ Services for Lee H. Webb Jr., 74, of Odessa are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall with the Rev. Jim Hawk officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Visitors will be received at the home of Butch and Susan Webb at 4034 E. Everglade.
Mr. Webb died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at home with his family by his side. He was born May 4, 1922, in Wilson, Okla.
Mr. Webb moved to Odessa in 1927 with his mother and dad, four brothers and two sisters, from Wilson, Okla. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1939. He was a U.S. Naval veteran of World War II, having served on the U.S.S. Guardfish Submarine. At the end of his service time he married Vera Joye Durham on March 11, 1944, in Midland. They enjoyed 53 years together.
Mr. Webb was owner of Webb Stove Fixtures from 1946 to 1971, having installed many fixtures for cafes, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores and banks, in the Permian Basin. In 1971 Mr. Webb co-founded Webb Mfg. Inc. and Webb Camper Center and operated those until 1990.
He was active in community services as a Boy Scouts leader, past president of the Kiwanis Club, Odessa High School Booster Club, the Prairie Dance Club and past State Treasurer of the Texas R.V. Association and was current Treasurer of the Odessa Men's Bible Class and Lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church. He was very active in organizing the reunions for the '30s and early '40s O.H.S Reunions.
He was an honorable and decent man, and will be greatly missed by his family and many life long friends.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Joye Webb of Odessa; a son, Butch Webb and wife, Susan, of Odessa; a daughter, Jeri Lee Sumruld and husband, Darrel, of San Angelo; a brother, Melvin F. Webb of Odessa; two sisters, Oleta Oakes of Cedar Creek and Naomi Troop of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Drennan Lee Webb of San Angelo, Wesley Wayne Webb of Houston, Amy Jean Cranford of Odessa, Ward Lee Webb and Wendy Chere Webb of Odessa; and one great- granddaughter, McKenzie Nichole Cranford.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Lewallen, David Lewallen, Frank Green, Lionel Hinojos, L.J. Marr, Jack Dillard. Honorary pallbearers, Frank Farmer and Jess Ellis.
Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Cobb
ODESSA _ Services for Carl Cobb, 75, of Gardendale are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home with the Rev. Norman Owens officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Cobb died Monday, March 3, 1997, at Deerings Nursing Home. He was born June 7, 1921, in Norman, Okla. He married Bonnie Boland on June 1, 1943, in Odessa. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Cobb moved to Odessa in 1942. He was a retired oil field salesman. He was a member of the Odessa Faith Tabernacle Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Cobb of Gardendale; three sons, Eddie Don Cobb and Teddy Joe Cobb, both of Odessa, and Michael Cobb of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Doyce Thompson of Bandera and Carlene Brown of Gardendale; two brothers, Jake Cobb of Ventura, Calif., and Fred Cobb of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Rachel Melton of Anaheim, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.
Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Gordon Nugent
ODESSA _ My Dad was born May 18, 1920, in Iowa Park, Texas, to Oscar James Nugent and Annie Baugh Nugent. He was a member of a large loving family, which made it through many very lean times. He graduated from Temple Oklahoma High School in 1939, where he lettered in track and football each of his four years. In his senior year, he was selected as outstanding student of the year by the Temple Chamber of Commerce.
My Dad was a super patriot who loved his country dearly. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1941, and served proudly for four years with the 36th fighter group in the South Pacific. He attained the rank of master sergeant. He was proud to be an American.
My Dad married my Mom, Ann Bell Cookston, in August 1949 and they were happily married for 44 years until her death in 1993. They were much in love. They had three children who survive them, Bobby Nugent Umberson, Buddy Nugent, and Betty Nugent Tisdale, all of Midland. They had nine grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Bob is also survived by one brother, Byron, and a very special friend, Helen Farmer.
My Dad worked for El Paso Products Company in Odessa for 34 years. He started as an electrician and finished his career as an area zone planner. He was very proud of his job and his company.
My Dad always had a kind word for everyone, and spoke it with sincerity. He will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered by all who ever met him. He was a kind, sweet man.
My Dad _ My Hero Please direct your memorials to Odessa Family Hospice or the Ector County Library.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Vondell Drinkard officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.


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