Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Zeferina Arguello
STANTON _ Zeferina Arguello, 78, of Stanton died Jan. 5, 1998, in Midland.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Chavez officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Gilbreath Funeral Home.
She was born in Flatonia and moved to Stanton 55 years ago from Waelder. She was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Cruz Arguello of Stanton; son, Frank Arguello of Austin; daughters, Damiana ``Nena'' Cordova of Austin, Andrea Aguirre of Odessa, Sally Hinojosa, Josie Armendarez and Eva Saenz, all of Stanton; sister, Rita Segura of Schulenburg; brother, Pedro Delgado of San Antonio; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pasquela Esqueda
ODESSA _ Pasquela Urias Esqueda, 74, of Odessa died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, at Mitchell County Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Shafter.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Antonia Urias Quintela, Francisca Torres Davila and Teresa Esqueda Waters, all of Odessa and Manuela Esqueda Vensor of Monahans; sisters, Maria E. Tarango of Portales, N.M., and Severa E. Alvarado of Indio, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sue Finley
ODESSA _ Sue Finley, 60, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Revs. Paul Weymouth and Chris Vaughn officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Monroe City, Ind., and moved to Odessa in 1975 from San Angelo.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Edward Finley of Odessa; sons, Edward L. Finley Jr. of San Antonio and Richard G. Finley of Marshfield, Wisc.; daughter, Sue Ann Edwards of Winston Salem, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

Ralph Peters
ALPINE _ Ralph Wallace Peters, 90, of Alpine died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, in Bossier City, La.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine. Arrangements by Geeslin Funeral Home.
He was born in Brazos County. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Wallace Peters of Dallas and Keith Peters of Galveston; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James Reeves
ODESSA _ James T. ``Jimmy'' Reeves, 70, of Odessa died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Sherman and had been a resident of Odessa for 40 years. He was an Army veteran and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Fayrene Edington Reeves of Odessa; son, Bobby G. Reeves of Odessa; daughter, Valerie L. Hampton of Gorman, Barbara Sparks, Janice Campbell and Jeanette Covert, all of Odessa; brothers, Floyd Reeves of Thackersville, Okla., and Raymond Reeves of Odessa; sister, Dorothy Lamb of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Eva Adkisson
ODESSA _ Eva Marie Adkisson, 61, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Rule and moved to Odessa in 1957 from Abilene. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, T.C. Adkisson of Odessa; sons, Cecil Dale Adkisson of Odessa and Terry Wayne Adkisson of Lubbock; daughters, Edna Marie Wilson of Abilene, and Linda Sue Redwine and Pamela Kay Dennis, both of Odessa; brothers, Clifford Dean Steel of Midland, Darrel Wayne Steel of Odessa and Larry Gene Steel of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters, Leah Penny and Martha Faye Frederick, both of New Iberia, La.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Collier
MIDLAND _ Evelyn L. Collier, 85, of Midland died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at Courtyard Care Center in Midland.
Rosary will be said at 7 tonight at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the family plot in Kermit. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Ostrander, Pa., and moved with her family to California and later to West Texas.
SURVIVORS: Son, Donald Collier of California; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Gracie Cooper
ODESSA _ Gracie Cooper, 96, of Odessa died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Martinez Funeral Home with the Rev. L.A. Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Prattsville, Ark., and had lived in Odessa for four years. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Myrtle Clark of Odessa.

Maurine Galloway
ANDREWS _ Maurine Galloway, 82, of Irving, former owner of Galloway's Supermarket in Andrews, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Baylor-Irving Healthcare in Irving.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Andrews Old Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Terry officiating. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Erath County and lived in Andrews from 1940 until 1996. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Sam Galloway of Irving; sister, Nina Copeland of Chandler; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Patricia Gwyn
LOCKHART _ Patricia S. Gwyn, 70, of Midland, a retired administrative assistant, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Private services and burial will be at a later date in Lockhart. Arrangements by Myers and Smith Funeral in Big Spring.
She was born in Lockhart. She lived in Midland for two years after moving from Odessa. She was Episcopalian.
SURVIVORS: Son, John Gwyn of Big Spring; daughter, Trish Slape of Big Spring; sister, Mary Storey of Hunt; and two grandchildren.

Larry Sherrill
FORT STOCKTON _ L.A. ``Larry'' Sherrill Jr., 58, of Fort Stockton, a performance evaluator for Firestone, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in Fort Stockton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Stockton Church of Christ with the Rev. Harold Durham officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Pecos and had lived in Fort Stockton since 1974. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Dixie Sherrill of Fort Stockton; daughters, Teresa Ward of Littleton, Colo., Cindy Payne of Junction and Chris Sherrill of Abilene; brother, Richard Tilton of Carlsbad, N.M.; sister, Darlene Kendrick of Lockhart; and two grandchildren.

Van Ward
KERMIT _ Van S. Ward, 88, of Kermit, a gang pusher for Exxon, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Belvue Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby Braswell and Dr. Randy Houston officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Saint Jo. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
He was born in Oklahoma and had been a resident of Kermit for 47 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ruth O'Neal Ward of Kermit; brother, William Ritchie of Gainesville; and sister, Connie Sanders of Gainesville.

Alejandra Gamez
SEAGRAVES _ Alejandra Alemen Gamez, 95, of Seagraves died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in Seagraves.
Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Pauls Catholic Church with the Rev. John Casey officiating. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Head Family Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Seagraves Cemetery. Arrangements by Head Family Funeral Home.
She was born in Allende Coahuila, Mexico, and had lived in Seagraves since 1945.
SURVIVORS: Son, Antonio Yzaguirre of Odessa; daughters, Victoria Aguilar and Severa Hernandez, both of Seagraves; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles Lethcoe
BRECKENRIDGE _ Charles James ``Chuck'' Lethcoe, 72, of Breckenridge, self-employed with L&L Advertising, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in Abilene.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Revs. H.K. Neely Jr. and Cecil Harper officiating. Burial will in Breckenridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Morehart Mortuary.
He was born in Yankton, S.D., and was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Muriel Lethcoe of Breckeridge; sons, Larry Lethcoe of Bedford, Lynn Lethcoe of Houston and Ronnie Lethcoe of Arlington; daughter, Penne Hamblin of Houston; brothers, Cliff Lethcoe of Dinuba, Calif., Paul Lethcoe of Eugene, Ore., and Dave Lethcoe of Boise, Idaho; sisters, Rose Andrews of Glenora, Wash., and Linda McNeil of Vale, Ore.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Gladys Tittle
TRENT _ Gladys Tittle, 79, of Merkel, a retired nurse's aide and homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in an Abilene hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trent Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Griffith officiating. Arrangements by Starbuck Funeral Home.
She was born in Trent.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Gary Tittle of Lexington, Ala.; Buddy Tittle of Odessa, Allen Tittle of Edinburg and John Tittle of Amarillo; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Margaret Vondergroben
ODESSA _ Margaret Vondergroben, 73, of Odessa died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, at her residence.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m today at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Davila officiating. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Monroe, La.
SURVIVORS: Son, Richard Walsh of Sacramento, Calif.; mother, Nettie H. Gilbreath of Brownwood; brothers, Victor Hetzel of Brownwood, Jack Hetzel of Waco, John Hetzel of Semora, N.C., Zane Hetzel of Atlanta and Richard Hetzel of Brownwood; sisters, Mary McDaniel of Plano, Maudie Crane of Brownwood and Evelyn Muller of Sacramento, Calif.

Jay Brooks
ODESSA _ Jay Joel Brooks, 88, of Odessa, a retired truck driver, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at his daughter's residence in Odessa.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Emmett Barnard officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He moved to Odessa in 1966 from Kermit. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Jay Nell Nash of Odessa, Ruth Marie Smith of Megargel, Lola Faye Gibby of Denison, Alice Laverne Connally of Hurst and Bertha May Ray of Fountain, Fla.; sons, Johnny Carl Brooks of Odessa and Robert L. Brooks of Kermit; sister, Pearlie Lou Sherman of Big Spring; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Leroy Fowler
ODESSA _ Leroy George Fowler, 71, of Odessa, a retired oil field truck driver, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at New Horizon Nursing Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at West 10th Full Gospel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Oden officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Pleasany Valley, Okla., and was a veteran of World War II and the Korea War.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Yoma Joyce W. Fowler of Odessa; sons, Gary Fowler and Robert Fowler, both of Odessa; daughter, Bette Sue J. Reed of Odessa; brother, David Emerson of Veadale, Wash.; sister, Dorthy Marie Hensley of Odessa; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Ena McKee
IRAAN _ Ena McKee, 90, of Iraan died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at her residence after a brief illness.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Restland Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
She was born in Bridgeport, Okla., and had lived in Iraan since 1958. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Several nieces and nephews.

Fred Terrasas
MONAHANS _ Fred Terrasa Sr., 74, of Monahans, a retired carpenter, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Midland.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Harkey Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Alpine and was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Elveria Terrasas of Monahans; daughters, Carol Fuentes and Gelinda Myers, both of Monahans; son, Fred Terrasas of Monahans; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Athul Allen
ODESSA _ Athul D. ``A.D.'' Allen, 73, of Odessa died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Odessa Regional Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with Larry A. West officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Clemscott, Okla., and moved to Odessa in 1964 from Lovington, N.M.
SURVIVORS: Son, David Allen of Humble; daughter, Teresa Kerlex of Odessa; brothers, O.H. ``Todd'' Allen of Eunice, N.M., Desley D. Allen and Gaylon C. Allen, both of Mineral Wells; and five grandchildren.

Benjamin Brown
ODESSA _ Benjamin Chase Brown, infant son of Kimberly Ray Looney Brown and Benjamin Allen Brown of Odessa, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Temple Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Thorpe officiating. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home of Midland.
He was born in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Kimberly Ray Looney Brown and Benjamin Allen Brown of Odessa; grandparents, Caroline Adams Brown of Midland, Sharon Gale Looney of Blackwell and Richard Ray Looney of Wink; great-grandparents, Jim and Maxie McMahan of Odessa; and brother, Nathan Scott Gillis of Odessa.

Mary Craig
MONAHANS _ Mary Merrick Craig, 92, of Monahans, former Forsan grocery store owner, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Nalley, Pickle and Welch Funeral Home.
She was born in Floydada, and moved to Howard County as an infant. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Norma Baker of Monahans; son, Rodney Roberts of Shreveport, La.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Willie Pool
FORT STOCKTON _ Willie K. Pool, 79, of Fort Stockton, a retired hospital food service worker, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, in Fort Stockton.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Fort Stockton Funeral Home with the Rev. Skip Hill officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Sheffield and had lived in Fort Stockton since 1955, having moved from Carlsbad, N.M. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Bill Pool of Fort Stockton; duaghters, Beverly Halbert of Lexington, Miss., and Shirley Elmore of Fort Stockton; stepson, Russell Lancaster of Glen Rose; brother, Calvin Evans of Sheffield; sister, Dorothy Wilson of Sheffield; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Refugia Sauceda
PECOS _ Refugia Segura Sauceda, 79, of Pecos, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Roberto Alvarado officiating. Rosary will be said at 7 tonight at the Pecos V.F.W. Hall. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in San Antonio del Bravo, Mexico, and was a longtime resident of Pecos. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Manuel Sauceda, Trine Sauceda and Jose Angel Sauceda, all of Pecos, Eadio Sauceda of Mexico; daughters, Vicente S. Carrasco of Ojinaga, Mexico, Rosa S. Saucedo of Odessa, Elia Lujan and Maria Carmona, both of Pecos; brothers, Patricio Florez of Phoenix and Leon Florez of Odessa; sisters, Josefa Florez and Victoria Florez, both of Los Angeles; 40 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Ruth Willman
BARSTOW _ Ruth Zola Willman, 76, of Barstow, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, in Pecos.
Services were held Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rod Peacock officiating. Burial was in Barstow Cemetery. Arrangments by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Barstow and was a longtime resident. She was Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Son, William Carl Willman of Corpus Christi; stepson, Jimmy Earl Willman of Roma; brother, Hugh Q. McCinity of El Paso; sister, Louise Cranfill of Barstow; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Barry Woods
HOBBS, N.M. _ Barry Woods, 37, of Odessa, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, in Odessa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Street Church of Christ with Virgil Webb officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home.
He was born in Hobbs, N.M. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Brandon Woods of Hobbs and D. Marion DaJohn Jackson of Odessa; daughters, Cathy Goree of Atlanta, Ga., and Chasity Woods of Roswell, N.M.; parents, Morgan and Doris Woods of Odessa; brothers, Darnell Woods and Donald Woods, both of Hobbs, and James Woods of Atlanta; sisters, Mary Brewer of Hobbs and Brenice Huff of Tyler.


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