Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Maria Alvarado
ODESSA _ Maria Luz Alvarado, 79, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Deacon Jesus Mercado officiating. Rosary was said Tuesday at Martinez Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Vado De Piedra, Chihuahua, Mexico, and lived in Odessa since 1965. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Roman Alvarado of Snyder, Manuel Alvarado and Uvaldo Alvarado, both of Odessa; daughters, Libbrada Navarette, Elva Bermea, Armida Bermea, Eva Paz, Natividad Calbillo and Irma Guerrero, all of Odessa; brothers, Manuel Marquez and Ramon Marquez, both of Odessa; 37 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.

Bea Guillet
ANDREWS _ Bea Guillet, 89, of Andrews, former owner and operator of Bea's Dress Shop, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. H.A. Hanks officiating. Burial will be at Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Mineola and moved to Andrews in 1953 from Kermit. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Mary Satterwhite of Andrews and Frances Pendleton of Austin; brother, Paul Craver of Paris; sister, Lou Ragsdale of Paris; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Elsie Morton
ODESSA _ Elsie Louise Morton, 95, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at Seabury Nursing Center.
Graveside services were Dec. 19, 1997, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Revs. Paul Thompson and Dean Williamson officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Cooks Point and moved to Odessa in 1946 from Caldwell. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Doris Roberts of Odessa; brother, Walter Odstrcil of Porter; sister, Albina Haisler of Temple; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

C.T. Porter
IRAAN _ C.T. Porter, 82, of Iraan, a retired mechanic, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Midland.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Iraan. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Homes.
He was born in Wellington and lived in Iraan for 44 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Melba Porter of Iraan; daughters, Paula Miller and Pat Pope, both of Iraan; sister, Verna McPhearson of Fort Worth; brothers, Buster Porter of Wills Point and Mitchell Porter of Hurst; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Charlie Burkett
ANDREWS _ Charlie W. Burkett, 79, former Andrews County clerk, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Means Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Terry officiating. Burial will be at Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Farmersville and lived in Andrews for 72 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Pat Burkett of Andrews; daughter, Lana Levins of Andrews; stepson, Charles Wood of Sweetwater; stepdaughter, Sharon Wilson of Fairfield; sisters, Sue Braswell and Betty Luck, both of Andrews, Jean Humprheys of Midland; two grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Pearl Deason
ANDREWS _ Pearl L. Deason, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at Andrews Healthcare Center.
Services will be held at will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at McNett Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Gunter officiating. Burial will be at Andrews North Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Tipton, Okla., and moved to Andrews in 1970 from Odessa. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Milo Deason of Andrews; daughters, Barbara Ainsworth of Hobbs, N.M. and Louise Weatherford of Graham; stepdaughter, Jean McLaughlin of Arlington; stepson, Danny Deason of Greenville, N.M.; sister, Jewel Schlumberger of Oklahoma City; brother, Gene Snyder of Cyril, Okla.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Coleman Sumuel Sr.
ODESSA _ Coleman Sumuel Sr., 85, a retired school guard for the Ector County Independent School District, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at New Horizon Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthews Baptist Church with the Rev. G.T. Garnett officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Wortham and was a resident of Odessa. He was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Mertha Marie Sumuel of Los Angeles, Ca., Estella Pauline Willard, Frankie Lean Lewis, Bertha Mae Sumuel and Lora Faye Davis, all of Odessa; brother, Ozell Lee Simmons of Dallas; sisters, Rosie Lean Quarrels of Wortham and Frankie Lee Carter of Plainview; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Edde Baucum
Edde Baucum, 71, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Presbyterian Medical Center in Dallas.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. Truman J. Warren, Jr. officiating. Funeral arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Colorado City and had been a resident of Odessa since 1965. She was Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Del Baucum of Odessa; daughters, Susan Richards of Abilene and Elaine Kaufman of Washington, D.C.; sister, Gloria Kellogg of Nashville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

Joseph Espinoza
SEMINOLE _ Joseph Espinoza, infant son of Manuel and Eva Espinoza of Seminole, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Memorial Hospital in Seminole.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Gaines County Cemetery in Seminole. Burial will follow. Funeral arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home in Seminole.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Manuel and Eva Espinoza of Seminole; sisters, Michaela Espinoza, Jessica Espinoza, Beatrice Espinoza and Mari Espinoza, all of Seminole; grandparents, Antonio and Maria Espinoza of Seminole and Bobbie and Connie Balboa of Liford.

Carl Nix
MIDLAND _ Carl L. Nix, 90, of Midland, a retired electrician, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dellwood Baptist Church in Midland with the Rev. Bill Strickland officiating.
Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Erath County and had been a resident of Midland since the early 1950s. He was a member and deacon of the Dellwood Baptist Church, and member of International Brotherhood Electrical Workers.
SURVIVORS: Son, Carl Douglas ``Buck'' Nix and his wife, Mary, of Van Horn; daughter, Peggy Miller and her husband, Coy, of Brownwood; brother, G.M. Nix and his wife, Mary E., of Brownwood; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Sam Partee
BIG SPRING _ The Rev. Sam Partee, 73, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, in a Big Spring hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Big Spring with Dr. Ed Williamson officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bradshaw Cemetery in Bradshaw.
Funeral arrangements by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring.
He was born in Hill County. He was affiliated with the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and was a pastor with United Methodist Churches in the Central Texas area until 1990. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Rose Partee of Big Spring; daughters, Patricia Vanover, Jeanett Ross and Becky Rodriguez, all of Odessa; sons, Tommy Partee of Sumpter, Ore., and Devin Partee of Abilene and Richard Partee, both of Abilene; sisters, Alma Bishop of Colorado City, Roxie Phillips of Early and Jewell Purvis of Cross Plains; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-granchildren.

James Stroud
James Woodrow ``Woody'' Stroud, 80, of Odessa, a retired Ector County Independent School District custodian, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Big Spring.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Adkins officiating.
Burial will be at Ector County/Odessa Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Cleburne and came to Odessa in 1936 from Fort Worth. He was a member of Second Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jackie Stroud of Odessa; daughter, Joy Ellison of Odessa; brothers, Bobby Stroud of Waveland, Miss., and Harold Stroud of Cedar Hill; sister, Pat Keenum of Duncanville; and three grandchildren.

Adair Alexander
ODESSA _ Adair Alexander, 77, of Odessa died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. todayat Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Home.
He was born in Guion and lived in Odessa for 40 years. He was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ruth Alexander of Odessa; son, Billy Alexander of Odessa; daughter, George Anna Smith of Odessa; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Tom Davis
ODESSA _ Tom Davis, 76, of Odessa, a retired salesman, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Cravens, La., and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Son, Bobby Davis of Odessa; sister, Sue Hebert of Early; and one grandchild.

Paul Deboskie Jr.
MIDLAND _ Paul Deboskie Jr., 60, a retired bus station owner, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at his residence after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Gordan Pollack and Michael Ruther officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Rosebud, and moved to Odessa in 1953 from Lamesa. He was an Air Force veteran.
SURVIVORS: Son, Timothy Deboskie of Gretna, La.; daughters, Sondra Deboskie of Abilene, Sheila Davis of Oklahoma City, Angela Deboskie Walker of Las Vegas, and Paula Deboskie, Lanette Deboskie and Andrea Deboskie Jeffries, all of Midland; mother, Dell Hunter Deboskie of Midland; brother, Tommy Ray Deboskie of Dallas; sister, Rose Deboskie Price of Midland; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Joe Dickens
KERMIT _ Joe Daniel Dickens Jr., 76, of Kermit, a retired truck driver for P&N, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Lee Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.
He was born in San Marcos. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Gladys Dickens of Kermit; daughter, Katherine Harris of Saint Jo; sisters, Norma Andrews of Schertz and Ella Schorlemmer of Victoria; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Johnnie Duffield
ANDREWS _ Johnnie C. Duffield, 68, of Andrews, a retired oilfield worker, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services were Dec. 26, 1997, at Andrews North Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Locust Grove, Okla., and moved to Andrews in 1958 from Brownfield. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Emma Lea Duffield of Andrews; son, John W. Duffield of Andrews; daughters, Linda Rowe of Andrews, Carolyn Duncan of Tuskahoma, Okla.; sister, Dollie Applegate of Peggs, Okla.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Vicente Espinoza
ODESSA _ Vicente Espinoza, 69, of Odessa died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at his residence.
Military services will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Angeles Memorial Chapel. A prayer service is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Angeles Memorial Chapel. Burial will be Tuesday in Fort Bliss in El Paso. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home/Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Alpine.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Beatriz Lopez Espinoza of Odessa; daughters, Rosalinda Abreo of El Paso, Beatriz Ann Lopez of Odessa, JoAnn Acosta of San Angelo and Alma Patricia Espinoza of Odessa; brother, Jose Martinez of Alpine; sisters, Martina Razo of Las Cruces, N.M., Eva Carrasco of El Paso, Esther Aguilar of El Paso and Maria Jacques of Alpine; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Manuela Fierro
PECOS _ Manuela Rangel Fierro, 84, of Pecos, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at her residence.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Narez officiating. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at Pecos Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a 40-year resident of Pecos. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Son, Manuel Fierro of Pecos; daughters, Gloria Gomez of Pecos; Maria Louisa Ramirez of Jal, N.M., Elisa Fierro and Mary Rangel, both of Ojinaga; brother, Florencio Rangel of Ojinaga; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ridder Garden
MONAHANS _ Ridder Garden, 86, of Lubbock, a homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 22, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. J.S. Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Jefferson. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Johnny Stevens of Lubbock; stepson, Tom Garden of Monahans; stepdaughters, Willie May of Oklahoma, Jimmy Faye Johnson of Crane, Marie Cooper of Monahans and Eunice Garden of Lubbock; brothers, Otis L. Horsley and David Horsley, both of DeSoto, and Mitchell Horsley of Portland, Ore.; sister, Dora Gentry of Oklahoma City; 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Kaylene Miller
ODESSA _ Kaylene Miller, 60, of Odessa died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Homes.
She was born in Big Spring.
SURVIVORS: Son, Paul Larue Miller of Odessa; daughters, Mary Kay Ashley of Odessa and Lisa Moring of Seminole; and five grandchildren.

Berle Overman
SNYDER _ Berle Overman, 56, of Dallas, a contract telephone cable installer, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas from injuries sustained in a work-related accident.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with Milton Stephens and Dr. Tommy Overman officiating. Burial will be at Snyder Cemetery. Arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
He was born in White Face and is a former resident of Snyder. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Father, Fred Overman of Snyder; mother, Mavis Overman of Snyder; son, Jim Overman of Snyder; daughters, Nicole Overman of Austin and Kellie Randall of Three Rivers; brothers, Dwayne Overman of Andrews, Fred Overman of Como and Marlin Overman of Kermit; and one grandchild.

Tecla Calderon
Tecla Urias Calderon, 97, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
A rosary service will be at 7 tonight at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. David Herrera officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.< She was born in Buena Vista, Mexico, and has been a resident of Odessa for 48 years. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Manuel Calderon Jr., Ramon Calderon and Abelardo Calderon, all of Dallas and Arturo Calderon of Odessa; daughters, Maria Prieto, Aurora Villegas and Eva Olivas, all of Odessa; sister, Francisca Venegas of MaCamey; 35 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren.

Mitchell Crabb
Mitchell James Crabb, 31, of Odessa, a retired roughneck, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Terry Pugh officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Brownsville and had been a resident of Odessa for 31 years. He was Pentecostal.
SURVIVORS: Father, Milford Crabb; mother, Maria Crabb; daughter, Trinity Crabb; son, Tanner Crabb; brother Mark Crabb and grandmother, Susan Moore, all of Odessa.

Curtis Daniel
SEMINOLE _ Curtis Ray Daniel, 76, of Seminole, a pumper for Mobil, died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Community Chapel with the Rev. Freida Tankersley officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
He was born in Fisher County. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Day Spring Church.
SURVIVORS: Stepdaughters, Shelley Briggs of Seminole and Marsha Buzan of Arlington; sisters, Emma Ewing and Joyce Lee, both of Lubbock, Inez Wiest of Oregan and Patsy Heim of Danville, Calif.; brothers, Buddy Daniel of Sacramento, Calif., and Benny Jack Daniel of Sun City West, Ariz., and three grandchildren.

Jack Duncan
MIDLAND _ The Rev. Jack Alvie Duncan, 59, of Midland died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Pipkin Funeral Home Chapel in Midland with the Rev. Jimmy Wilson officiating. Masonic graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Rosco Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Pipkin Funeral Home.
He was born in Roscoe and served in the Army. He was pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Gardendale for 18 years.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Wanda Duncan of Midland; sisters, Mary Snyder of Kermit and Pat Pool of El Paso; stepdaughters, Debbie Dorsey and Denise Lynch, both of Midland, and five grandchildren.

Maria Pedraza
KERMIT _ Maria A. Pedraza, 77, of Kermit, a homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Funeral services will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with the Rev. Ralph Barrenger officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc. in Kermit.
She was born in Alpine and has been a resident of Kermit for 51 years. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Feliciano Pedraza of Kermit; son, Jose Pedraza of Kermit; daughter, Lupe Montoya of Kermit; brothers, Demetrio Armandarez and Antonio Armandarez, both of Kermit; sisters, Rufina Lujan of Andrews, Josefa Morales of Kermit and Gloria Grado of Lake Arthur, N.M.; and four grandchildren.

Cecil Watkins
MONAHANS _ Cecil E. Watkins, 74, of Monahans, a retired truck driver, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans.
He was born in Dexter, N.M., and had been a longtime resident of Monahans. He was a Army veteran. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Emma Watkins of Monahans; sons, Cecil Dale Watkins of Monahans, James R. Watkins of Tucson, Ariz., and Randy A. Watkins of Odessa; daughter, Sandra Ferguson of Gatesville; brothers, Jay Watkins of Alamagordo, N.M., and Johnny Watkins of Midland; sisters, Rita Sell of Perryton and Mary Jane Dowtain of Richardson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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