Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Charlotte Crews
MONAHANS _ Charlotte Crews, 57, of Monahans, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1998, Medical Center Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harkey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gordon Cox officiating. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Clarkville and had lived in Wickett since 1985. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ralph Crews of Wickett; mother, Kate May of Wickett; daughter, Shannon Sparks of Hopemills, N.C.; brothers, William May of Stinnet and Jimmy May of Conroe; and four grandchildren.

Addie Cowell
ALPINE _ Addie Louise Cowell, 88, of Monahans, a retired nurse, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Tom Gorman and Robert Mitchel officiating.
She was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and had lived in Alpine for 61 years before moving to Monahans in 1987. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Bessie Marie Harkey of Monahans, Gladys Lindeburg of Hondo and Marion Myers of Houston; sons, Charles ``Pete'' Cowell of Midland, and Lee H. Cowell and Billy Eugene Cowell, both of Alpine; sister, Billie Roberts of Alpine; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Art Hadley
LEVELLAND _ Art Hadley, 64, of Levelland died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Geo C. Price Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Vernon officiating. Burial will be at Levelland Cemetery. Arrangements by Geo C. Price Funeral Directors.
He was born in Kilgore and moved to Levelland in 1978 from Odessa. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Deborah Hadley of Levelland; son, Wallace Hadley of Marshall; daughters, Janet Pieper of Dallas, Carolyn Hadley Bunton of Houston and Leanne Hadley of San Angelo; brother, John Hadley of Dallas; sister, Martha Howell of Dallas; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Winnie Harrell
MONAHANS _ Winnie Mae Harrell, 87, of Monahans, a retired hospital admitting clerk, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Ward Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Collinsville, Miss., and was a longtime resident of Monahans. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Billy Gene Harrell of Weatherford.

Ollie Lawson
KERMIT _ Ollie Lawson, 90, of Abilene, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Care Inn Nursing Home in Abilene.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.
She was born in May and had lived in Abilene for 11 years. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Marvin Lawson of Abilene; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Rafaela Lujan
NASHVILLE, Ark. _ Rafaela S. Lujan, 87, of Nashville, Ark., a retired employee of the Immigration and Customs Department, died Jan. 4 at a Texarkana hospital.
Services were held Jan. 15 at Delight Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Ward officiating. Burial was at Delight Cemetery. Arrangements by Latimer Funeral Home.
She was born in Shafter and was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Victor Lujan of Chula Vista, Calif.; daughters, Clarissa L. Dominguez of Odessa and Elsa Parsons of Nashville; sister, Tomasa L. Rios of Whitter, Calif.; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Gary McCowen
FORT STOCKTON _ Gary Alan McCowen, 44, of Fort Stockton, a roustabout for Cougar Drilling Co., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, in Ozona.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Beaumont and had lived in Fort Stockton since 1983. He was a member of the Assembly of God.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Gracie McCowen of Fort Stockton; parents, Nathan and Joyce McCowen of Lumbertin; daughter, Gwendolyn McCowen of Seminole; stepsons, Christopher Najar and Gabriel Najar, both of Fort Stockton; brothers, Richard McCowen of Beaumont and Greg McCowen of Combine; sisters, Debbie Allen of Arlington and Sherry Page of Boling.

Lewis Davlin
ODESSA _ Lewis E. Davlin, 90, of Odessa died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.D. O'Neal officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Commerce and had been a resident of Odessa since 1951.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mildred Davlin; sons, Erwin Davlin of Amarillo and Charles Davlin of Odessa.

Isaac Haskins
ODESSA _ Isaac Herman Haskins, 90, of Odessa, a retired mechanic, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Dr. David Ring officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Evant and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Assembly of God.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Roylin Pavlicek of Odessa; and one grandchild.

Arley Stafford
ODESSA _ Arley Lloyd Stafford, 70, of Odessa, owner of Tejas Shooting Sports, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at his residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with Royce Smalling officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Mobeetie.
SURVIVORS: Son, Michael Lloyd Stafford; brothers, Ronald Stafford of Wylie and Glen Stafford of Amarillo; and four grandchildren.

Francisco Tavarez
ODESSA _ Francisco Tavarez, 47, of Odessa, a musician, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at his residence.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Alicia Tavarez Cortez of Odessa; sons, Francisco Tavarez and Jorge Gregorio, both of Austin, Julio Cesar Tavarez of Odessa and Jamie Javier Tavarez of New Mexico; daughter, Luz Maria Tavarez of Odessa; brothers, Fernando Tavarez of Roseville and Anastacio Tavarez of Lubbock; sisters, Lupita Rojo, Mary Ortiz, Eva Carrasco, Antonia Garcia and Rosa Hernandez, all of Odessa, Blanca Munoz of Juarez, Mexico, Martha Madrid of El Paso and Bertha Munoz of Juarez, Mexico; and one grandchild.

Gene Templeton
SANTA FE, N.M. _ Gene A. Templeton, 63, of Santa Fe, N.M., athletic director for Capital High School, died Dec. 9, 1997, at an Albuquerque, N.M., hospital.
A memorial service was held Dec. 13, 1997 at Holy Faith Episcopal Church. Arrangements were by Berardinello Family Funeral Service.
He was born in Greenwood, Ark., and was Episcopalian.
SURVIVORS: Wife, D.G. Templeton of Santa Fe; sons, Lance Templeton of Alexandria, La., and Les Templeton of Los Alamos, N.M.; brother, John R. Templeton of Brownwood; sister, Nancy Blackburn of Richmond; and two grandchildren.

Margie Brooker
HOBBS, N.M. _ Margie L. Brooker, 71, of Hobbs, N.M., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at her home.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Belvue Baptist Church in Hobbs with the Rev. Gavin Vaughan officiating. Arrangements by Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
She was a resident of Hobbs since 1960, and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Preston Brooker, Dale Brooker and C.D. Brooker, all of Hobbs; daughter, Jo Ann King of Hobbs; brothers, C.B. Tippett of Odessa and Avery Tippett of Hobbs; sisters, Mozelle Long of Comanche, Juanita Steadham of Graham and Jo Wilson of Victoria; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Houston Capers
FORT STOCKTON _ Houston James Capers, infant son of Stephen and Rosie Capers, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at East Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Reed Kurtz officiating. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, and was Apostolic.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Stephen and Rosie Capers of Fort Stockton; sister, Heather Ann Capers of Fort Stockton; grandparents, Fredie and Terry Capers, and Eulalio and Petra Rodriguez, all of Fort Stockton.

Raul Guerrero
ODESSA _ Raul R. Guerrero, 75, of Odessa, a retired bartender, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at his home.
Rosary will be said at 7 tonight at 2744 Walnut St. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Luiz Cepeda officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Rosario Guerrero of Odessa; sons, Mauricio Guerrero, Jorge Guerrero, Juan Casas, Lorenzo Casas and Manuel Casas, all of Odessa, and Carlos Guerrero of Long Beach, Calif.; daughters, Genoveva Guerrero, Felicitas Guerrero, Maria Guerrero, Gabriela Guerrero and Maria Herrera, all of Odessa, and Alma Lilia Ramirez of Chihuahua City, Mexico; 65 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Alva Archer
MIDLAND _ Alva Rado Archer II, 73, an attorney, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, in Mercy Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Golf Course Church of Christ with the Rev. Tom Vermillion officiating. Intermentwill be at the Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield. Arrangements made by Brownfield Funeral Home.
He was born May 31, 1924, in Dallas and served in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He was a Church of Christ member.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Margie Archer of Midland; sons, John Archer of New Braunfels, David Archer of Austin and Rado Archer III of Dallas; daughters, Gail Godlewski of Houston, Nancy Yanochick of Houston and Alyssa Archer of Philadelphia; step-son, Russell Fox of Charlotte, N.C., step-daughter, Jeannene Mills of Austin; brother, Jim Archer of San Antonio; nine grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Augustia McCurdy
MIDLAND _ Augustia C. McCurdy, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at his residence.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Sammy Hayes and Mark Ballard officiating. Interment will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements made by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 26, 1905, in Dublin, Texas and had lived in Midland since 1971. He was a member of the Living Way Foursquare Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Wilma McCurdy of Midland and sister, Delma Ross of Houston.

Pascal Oglesby
EASTLAND _ Pascal Curtis Oglesby, 89, a former Kermit resident, died Jan. 15, 1998, in Eastland.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Eastland City Cemetery with the Rev. Lyndell Garrett officiating. Arrangements made by the Edwards Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 2, 1909, in Hamilton County.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Ernest Monroe Oglesby of Odessa and Arthur Ray Oglesby of Brownwood; daughter, Joetta Langford of Olden; sisters, Mabel Garrett and Earlene Cave, both of Eastland, Earnestine Pierce of Clyde and Hazel Estes of Desdemona; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Guadalupe De Rascon
ODESSA _ Guadalupe L. De Rascon, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at the Martinez Funeral Home Chapel with Adrian Rocha officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico. Arrangements made by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Cuchillo Parado, Mexico and she had lived in Odessa 12 years. She was a Mormon.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Hector Rascon, Oracio Rascon and Fernando Rascon, all of Midland and Rafael Rascon of Hurst; daughter, Maria Ellena Rascon De Fuentes of Arlington; sisters, Celia Levario of Houston and Usebia Levario and Margarita Levario, both of Odessa; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Henry Smoot
ODESSA _ Henry Francis Smoot, 80, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at the Deerings Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ernest Easley officiating. Arrangements made by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born March 7, 1917, in White Deer and served in World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Mickey L. Holcomb of Odessa, Judith D. Short of Dallas and Nadine Taliaferro; sisters, Florance Aldridge of Midland, Hatty Noftsker of Carlsbad, N.M. and Pearl Foster of Lubbock; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

John Aaron
ODESSA _ John ``Koot'' Aaron Jr., 88, of Odessa died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Deering Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Davila officiating. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Biloxi, Miss., and had been a resident of Odessa for 38 years. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Surfornia Aaron of Odessa; sons, Jerry Aaron of Forrest City, Ark., Willie Rogers, Tommy Rogers and D.L. Rogers, all of Chicago and Ernest Rogers and O'Neill Rogers, both of Odessa; daughters, Shirley Jones of Maben, Miss., and Earnestine James of Odessa; brother, Jessie Aaron of Memphis, Tenn.; 25 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

J.L. Davis
BIG SPRING _ J.L. Davis, 66, of Midway, a retired employee of Merchant Motor Lines, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring after a sudden illness.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ballard officiating. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery. Arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.
He was born in Howard County and lived most of his life there. He was an Air Force veteran and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Joyce Davis of Midway; sons, Robert Wayne ``Bo'' Davis of Lake George, Colo., Frank Gainus of Lubbock; daughters, Debi Jo Davis and Connie Davis, both of Odessa, Bonnie Yee of Tyler, Frances Gressett and Lori Goodloe, both of Midland; brother, Ralph Davis of El Paso; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Donald J. Ellis
BIG SPRING _ Donald J. Ellis, 68, of Big Spring, a retired carpenter, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Big Spring after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Craig Rhoton officiating. Arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.
He was born in Whitehall, N.Y., and was an Air Force veteran. He was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mavis Cramer of Big Spring; daughters, Joanne Clark of Springfield, Ohio, Carole Woellert of Temple; stepsons, James Phillips Jr. of Farmington, N.Y., Robert Phillips of Tucson, Ariz.; stepdaughters, Sandra Black of Arlington, Donna Lehenbauer of Midland and Paula Rud of Odessa; brother, Rollin Ellis of Whitehall, N.Y.; sister, Barbara Leddick of Whitehall, N.Y.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

Annie Green
AUSTIN _ Annie Lee Burns Green, 91, of Tow, a retired school teacher and homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, in Llano.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Capital Memorial Park with the Rev. Jerald Moore officiating. Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes Inc.
She was born in Pendleton and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Bettie Brooks of Tow; Shirley Cunningham of McBride, British Colombia; son, W.N. Green of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; brother, J.H. Burns Jr. of Denton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Helen Gregory
PECOS _ Helen M. Gregory, 79, of Pecos, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Daniels officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home. She was born in Venita, Okla.
SURVIVORS: No survivors listed.

Clifford Kuykendall
HOBBS, N.M. _ Clifford Lee Kuykendall, 72, of Hobbs, N.M., a retired employed of Marathon Oil Company, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, in Lubbock.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Adams officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home Inc.
He was born in San Angelo and was a Baptist. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Kuykendall of Hobbs, N.M.; sons, Darrell Kuykendall and Craig Kuykendall, both of Monahans and Dennis Kuykendall of Hobbs, N.M.; daughters, Vicky Hahn of Wills Point and Kathy Bruner of Hobbs, N.M.; brothers, Allen Kuykendall of Eldorado, Lonnie Kuykendall and Veryl Kuykendall, both of Big Lake, James Kuykendall of San Angelo and Ray Kuykendall of Barnhart; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Amado Morales
ODESSA _ Amado Morales, 65, of Odessa, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, and was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Brother, Jose Morales of Odessa; and sister, Silbirea Morales of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Sammie Pfiester
FORT STOCKTON _ Sammie L. Pfiester, 79, of Georgetown, a bookkeeper and secretary, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Larry Krueger officiating. Burial will be at Easthill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Stockton and had recently moved to Georgetown from Fort Stockton. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Roy Edward Pfiester of Los Angeles, Sam Lee Pfiester and Donald Clay Pfiester, both of Georgetown; sister, E. Jane Puckett of Fort Stockton; brother, H. Clay Warnock of Fort Stockton; and six grandchildren.


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