Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Beatrice Fuentes
MIDLAND _ Beatrice ``Betty'' Fuentes, 60, of Midland, a crossing guard for the city of Midland, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at a local hospital after a lengthy illness.
Rosary will be said at 7 tonight at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Deacon Jesse Guajardo officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Marfa and moved to Midland from Marfa. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Marcelino Fuentes Sr. of Midland; sons, Marcelino ``Moose'' Fuentes Jr. and David Fuentes, both of Midland; daughters, Sylvia Hignojos of Houston and Graciela Avila of Midland; brothers, Manuel ``Lelo'' Holguin and Domingo ``Mingo'' Holguin, both of Midland, Arturo Holguin of Odessa, David Holguin of Bartow, Enrique Holguin of San Angelo, and Angel Holguin and Ernest ``Neto'' Holguin, both of Lubbock; sisters, Elidia Olgin, Carolina Holguin, Margarita Paiz and Yolanda Ramirez, all of Midland; and nine grandchildren.

G.M. Fuller
ODESSA _ G.M. ``Gib'' Fuller, 84, of Odessa, a retired driller, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Hill County Hospital in Hillsboro.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at University Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Witherspoon officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Navarro County and moved to Odessa in 1943. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Louise Fuller of Odessa; sons, William Fuller of Okmulgee, Okla., Wilbert Fuller of Odessa; brothers, Henry Fuller of Tyler and Doyle Fuller of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters, Beatrice Young of Dallas and Geneva Summers of Cedar Hill; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Peter Heinrich
MIDLAND _ Peter G. Heinrich, 71, of Midland, a retired geophysicist, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at a local hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Gale Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in St. Louis and moved to Midland in 1982. He was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Orfelina Heinrich of Midland; son, Jose F. Laurel of Houston; daughters, Alma West and Delfy Selgado, both of Midland, Nina Heinrich of Arlington and Kandall Heinrich of Odessa; brothers, Robert Heinrich of Lakeland, Fla., and George Heinrich of Dervey, Kan.; and seven grandchildren.

Betty Jennings
ANDREWS _ Betty ``Mazy'' Jennings, 57, of Andrews, a retired truck driver, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Permian General Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Street officiating. Burial will be at Lee Day Cemetery in Coleman County. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home Inc.
She was born in Ballinger and moved to Andrews seven years ago from Lampasas.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Jennifer Capes of Columbia, La., Angelia Holland of Plano, Holly Guinon of El Paso and Poppy Dirickson of Lewisville; son, Bunky Capes of Lindale; brother, Dean Grissett of Fort Stockton; sisters, Doris Elder of Fort Davis, Maxine Henry of Lampasas and Sharon Wallace of Andrews; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Billy Triplett
PINE BLUFF, Ark. _ Billy Ray Triplett, 67, of Odessa, retired owner and operated of Billy Triplett Co,, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors with the Rev. Nathan Perry officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
He was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., and moved to Odessa in 1952. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Johnie M. Triplett of White Hall, Ark.; brother, James Triplett of North Little Rock, Ark.; sisters, Marilyn Quick and Beverly Valentine, both of White Hall.

Patricia Chiles
MIDLAND _ Patricia J. Chiles, 66, of Midland, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Fairmont Park Church of Christ with Ralph Gates officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Blackwell, Okla., and moved to Midland in 1993. She was a member of the Church of the Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sons, David Chiles of Midland, Kenneth Chiles of Hobbs, N.M.; daughter, Diane Brimer of Midland; and five grandchildren.

Petra Gonzales
PECOS _ Petra F. Gonzales, 67, of Pecos, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Pecos Nursing Home.
Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Santa Rosa Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Narez officiating. Rosary was said Tuesday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Balmorhea and was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Felis Gonzales of Pecos; sons, Bonifacio Garcia and Jesus Gonzales, both of Pecos; daughter, Frances Leyva of Carlsbad, N.M.; brother, Eulaio Fuentez Jr. of Pecos; sister, Manuela Martinez of Pecos; and five grandchildren.

Mona Mauldin
PECOS _ Mona Mauldin, 46, of Pecos, an office manager for an insurance company, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Reeves County Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Les Woodard officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Brownfield and had lived in Pecos since 1965. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Johnny Mauldin of Pecos; daughters, Mandy Hardwick of Alpine, Cindy Mauldin of Pecos; son, John Mauldin of Odessa; parents, Oscar and Norma Skurlock of Terrell; brothers, Michael Smith of Seattle and Dale Smith of Menard; sisters, Brenda Skurlock of Terrell and Francis Cope of Big Spring.

Billy Ferguson
DURANT, Okla. _ Billy C. Ferguson, 77, of Inglewood, Calif., an inspector for Lockheed Aircraft, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, Calif.
Graveside services were held Jan. 17, 1998, at Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Carrell Hooper officiating. Arrangements by Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home.
He was born in Bokchito, Okla., and moved to Los Angeles in 1938 from Durant, Okla.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Neal Ferguson of Odessa, Herschel Ferguson of Durant, Okla.; and sister, Mabel Lewis of Norman, Okla.

Willard Gladson
SNYDER _ Willard B. Gladson, 81, of Snyder, an oilfield contractor, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Midland after a brief illness.
Services were held Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Marty Akins officiating. Burial was in Snyder Cemetery. Arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
He was born in Snyder and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Flora Vida Gladson of Snyder; sons, Ronal Gladson of Snyder, Royce Gladson of Odessa; daughters, Janis Page of Snyder, Judith Rousseau of Atlanta, Texas and Gayna Cowan of San Marcos; foster son, Doug Heaster of Amarillo; sister, Bessie Early of Snyder; 13 grandchildren, two foster grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Dow Moseley
ANDREWS _ Dow Moseley, 83, of Andrews, a retired employee of Andrews County, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with Leslie Gross Jr. officiating. Cremation arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Haskell County and moved to Andrews in 1955. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Son, Gary Moseley of Midland; and one grandson.

Florine Ward
GREENSBORO, N.C. _ Florine Ward, 78, of Greensboro, N.C., died Wednesday Jan. 21, 1998.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel. Arrangements by Forbis and Dick Funeral Service, Inc.
She was born in Big Spring.
SURVIVORS: Son, G.R. ``Buster'' Ward of Greensboro, N.C.; sisters, Ernestine Belk of Oklahoma City; Tommie Cochran of Odessa; and brother, Sam Daniels of Odessa.

May Anderson
HOBBS, N.M. _ May Belle Anderson, 90, of Hobbs, N.M., a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eli Borden officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home, Inc.
She was born in McMinnville, Tenn., and moved to Hobbs, N.M., in 1976 from Tyler. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Johnnie Louise Clements of Hobbs, N.M.; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Candelaria Carrillo
FORT STOCKTON _ Candelaria M. Carrillo, 76, of Fort Stockton, a Fort Stockton Independent School District cafeteria worker, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ with Josua Villa officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Shafter and moved to Fort Stockton in 1965 from Hereford. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Gloria Aguilar of McCamey, Melinda Badillo of Vega, Ida Casias of Fort Stockton; sons, Homer Carrillo of Fort Stockton and Alfredo Carrillo and Adan Carrillo of Carlsbad, N.M.; sisters, Etelvina Gonzalez, Lucia Garza and Amanda Armendariz, all of Fort Stockton; brother, Gregorio Montez of Fort Stockton; 43 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Wesley Clyburn
ODESSA _ Wesley Clyde Clyburn Jr., 74, of Odessa, a retired employee of Exxon, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. Johnny Dickerson officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Vernell Clyburn of Odessa; son, Wesley C. Clyburn III of Midland; daughter, Debra Campsey of Odessa; sister, Mildred Lambert of Midland; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Billie Edmiston
BIG SPRING _ Billie R. Edmiston, 70, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Mack Edmiston of Odessa; daughter, Shirley ``Sam'' Dowdall of San Jose, Calif.; mother, Jean S. Culpepper of Odessa; and three grandchildren.

Glen Gore
DEQUEEN, Ark. _ Glen Carroll Gore, 68, of Odessa, a retired welder, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Millwee Cemetery with the Rev. Faron Rogers officiating. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home.
He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Aline Doris Dennis Gore of Odessa; son, Dennis Gore of Galveston; daughters, Glynis Gore of Bryan, Londa Carrasco of Amarillo; brothers, H.C. Gore of Fort Worth, Don Gore of De Queen, Ark., Benny Gore of Mountain Home, Ark., Randy Gore of De Queen, Ark.; sisters, Joetta Douglas of Grand Prairie, Marnetta Bishop of Nashville, Ark.; and four grandchildren.

Hank Johnson
ODESSA _ Hank Johnson, 60, of Odessa, an employee of Fisher Construction, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at noon Monday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Charles Shuffield officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Sulphur Springs.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Linda Johnson of Odessa; son, Ricky Johnson of Tennessee Colony; daughters, Martha Willis of Troup, Gayla Clanton of Quitman; sisters, Juanita Shreves of Mesquite, Lucy Kizer of Winnsboro, Miriam Mayfield of Haltom City, Nola Quinn and Arlene Brown, both of Como; and seven grandchildren.

Loma Nichols
MONAHANS _ Loma Higginbotham Nichols, 95, of Athens, a former cafe owner, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at South Place Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Monahans Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Cook officiating. Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
She previously lived in Grandfalls and Monahans. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jack Higginbotham of Grandfalls; daughters, Doris Turrentine of Mountain Park, N.M., Billie Welch of Athens; sister, Lillian Spahn of Athens; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Lorenzo Nieves
FORT STOCKTON _ Lorenzo ``Lencho'' Nieves, 89, of Fort Stockton, a contract cemetery worker, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Pecos County Memorial Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Chaumont officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He had lived in Fort Stockton since 1910. He was an Army veteran. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ines Martinez Nieves of Fort Stockton; daughter, Lorenza Ramirez of McCamey; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Phyllis Queally
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. _ Phyllis Kellett Queally, 99, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998.
Mass was celebrated Jan. 14 at St. Andrew's Parish Center. Burial was at Island Cemetery. Arrangements by Raoul G. Henault & Son Funeral Directors.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Phyllis ``Pat'' Queally of Block Island, R.I., and Mary E. Orgen of Odessa; son, Arthur M. Queally of Beverly Hills, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Victorina Rivera
FORT DAVIS _ Victorina Silvas Rivera, 78, of Eldorado died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Eldorado Medical Center.
Rosary was said Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home in Marfa.
She was born in Fort Davis and moved to Eldorado in 1993. She was Catholic. SURVIVORS: Husband, Ernesto Rivera Sr. of Eldorado; daughter, Annie Lou Arispe of Eldorado; sons, Ernest Rivera Jr. of Mesa, Ariz., Ruben Rivera of Uvalde; sisters, Ida Gonzales of Fort Davis, Isabel Dillow of Califoria, Patsy Rodriguez of Fort Davis, Gloria Bustamante, Dolores Najar and Lenore Rodriguez, all of Monahans; brothers, Fidel Silvas of Monahans, Edward Silvas of Midland; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Wray Storey
ODESSA _ Dr. Wray Donald Storey, 83, of Odessa, retired director of pathology at Medical Center Hospital, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1998, at his residence.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Philip McLarty officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Scottdale, Pa. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Burns Storey of Odessa; son, William A. Storey of Fayetteville, Ark.; daughters, Esther L. Storey of Odessa, Tamara J. Martin of Midland, Rosemary E. Harris of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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