Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Barbara Chancellor
ODESSA _ Barbara Rose Ray Chancellor, 63, a teacher, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at a Dallas area hospital.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Otterness and the Rev. Jim Hawk officiating. Interment will be at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Sacramento, Calif., in 1935.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Camden Chancellor of Odessa; sons, Hilton Chancellor and Preston Chancellor, both of Midland; David Chancellor of Lufkin; mother, Nan Preston Ray of Midland; and six grandchildren.

Bernice Fowlkes
BROWNWOOD _ Bernice Scott Fowlkes, 88, of Brownwood, a retired restaurant owner, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Midland.
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Davis Morris Funeral Home. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Davis Morris Funeral Home.
She was born in Brownwood and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Sue Allen of Brownwood, Mosolete LeMaster of Midland; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Charles Gibson
MONAHANS _ Charles Thomas Gibson, 58, of Monahans, an auto mechanic, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Kilgore and was a longtime resident of Monahans. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Charles Ray Gibson of Huntsville; daughters, Dianne Jasper of Gatesville, Melissa Young of Garner, N.C., Sonja Gibson of Seattle; sister, Patsy Gibson of Brownwood; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Edena Hickman
ODESSA _ Edena W. Hickman, 76, of Odessa died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Don Fankhauser officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Hickory, Okla.
SURVIVORS: Son, Bobby Brent Hickman of Chicago; daughter, Sharon Wood Haverland of Dallas; brother, Bentley H. Whitsett of Brownwood; sister, Anita Rogers of Liberal, Kan.; and one grandchild.

Carlton Laman
TYLER _ Carlton S. Laman, 71, of Tyler, retired employed of El Paso Natural Gas Company, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at a Tyler hospital after a long illness.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cathedral in the Pines with the Rev. Dr. Stanley R. Copeland officiating. Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home.
He was born in Cave City, Ark., and was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Kyleen Blackerby Laman of Tyler; sons, Melvin G. Laman of Fort Worth and Richard W. Laman of Austin; daughter, Jane E. Brown of Tyler; sister, Jimelene Cox of Plano; three granddaughters; and one great-grandchild.

Aristeo C. Jimenez
ODESSA _ Aristeo C. Jimenez, 66, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Alfa Omega Christian Church with the Rev. Samuel Ramirez officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Carmargo, Mexico and was a member of the Alfa Omega Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maria Jimenez of Odessa; sons, Jesus Jimenez, Juan D. Jimenez and Jose Alfredo Jimenez, all of Odessa; daughter Alejandra Jimenez of Odessa; brothers Emilio Jimenez of Carmargo, Chihuahua, Mexico, Armando Jimenez of Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico and Ramon Jimenez of Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; sister, Maria Luisa Jimenez Saenz of Carmargo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Wheatley Cleaves Stewart
ODESSA _ Wheatley Cleaves Stewart, 77, of Odessa, an Odessa physician, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 at his residence.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy C. Gentry and J.W. Hanson officiating. Burial will be a Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Elkton, Kentucky and had lived in Odessa for 50 years. He was a member of the Methodist Carter Chapel, CME.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Erma Stewart of Odessa; son, Luther Henry Stewart of Baton Rouge, La.; daughter Ethel Stewart Beasley of New Albany, Miss.; brother George S. Stewart of Sacramento, Calif.; granddaughter, Veronica Beasley Hayes of Tupelo, Miss. and grandsons, Thomas Beckwith Beasley and Richard Caldwell Beasley both of New Albany, Miss., Alexander Bristow Stewart and Anthony Beckwourth Stewart, both of Baton Rouge, La.

Clovis O'Bannon
ANDREWS _ Clovis Henry O'Bannon, 68, of Andrews, a retired production supervisor for Texaco, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Henson officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Restland Cemetery in Boswell, Okla. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Boswell, Okla., and moved to Andrews in 1972 from Odessa. He was a Baptist and veteran of the Army.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary O'Bannon of Andrews; son, Mark O'Bannon of Andrews; daughter, Robin O'Bannon of Bangs; brother, Ray L. O'Bannon of Boswell, Okla.; sisters, Charlene Coffey and Ruth Robertson, both of Boswell, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

Ray Britton
ODESSA _ Ray Britton, 85, of Odessa, a retired realtor, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Thorpe officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Ruston, La. He was a Navy veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Theda Whiteley Britton of Odessa; son, Don Britton of Odessa; daughter, Debra Gandy of Ruidoso, N.M.; stepson, Sandy Whiteley of Chicago, Ill.; stepdaughter, Joylyn Russell of Odessa; brother, Jim Stevenson of Las Vegas; sister, Catherine Trendel of Topeka, Kan.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jim Cookerly
JOPLIN, Mo. _ Eugene ``Jim'' Cookerly, 72, of Goodman, a retired postal worker, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after an illness.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel with the Rev. Bob Simon officiating. Arrangements by Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel.
He was born in Joplin, Mo. and was a lifetime resident. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Beverly Mitchell Cookerly of Joplin; son, Jim Cookerly of Goodman, Mo.; daughters, Karyl Conard of Rose Hill, Kan., Debi Cookerly of Joplin, April Parcher of McCloud, Okla., Denise Kramme of Carl Junction, Mo.; stepsons, Buford Farrington of Independence, Mo., Spenser Farrington of Arlington, Rodney Farrington of Bossier City, La.; brother, John H. Cookerly of Joplin; sister, Florence E. Lawson of Odessa; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Laura Matthews
UTOPIA _ Laura Pauline Matthews, 80, of Utopia, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Sid Peterson Hospital in Kerrville.
Services were held Sunday at the Utopia Church of Christ with George Keelin officiating. Burial was at Jones Cemetery. Arrangements by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. She was born in Sabinal.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Lewis Mattews of Utopia; daughter, Neva Jean House of Azle; two grandchildren and four great-granchildren.

Luis Roman
PECOS _ Luis Morales Roman Sr., 74, a butcher, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Martinez Funeral Home. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Ruidoso, N.M., and was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Eduarda Jaquez Roman of Pecos; sons, Luis (Louie) Roman of Pecos, Hector (Tito) Roman of Balmorhea, Andy Roman, Joel Roman and Arturo (Artie) Roman, all of Pecos; brothers, Raul Roman of El Paso, Manuel Roman Jr. of Balmorhea, Charlie Roman of Odessa, Israel Roman of Tucumcari, N.M.; sisters, Alicia Aguirre of El Paso, Nancy Franco of Odessa, Olivia Tellez of El Paso, Mary Lou Apodaca of Saragosa, Cora Hinson of Abilene, Carmen Vige of Lubbock and Ellen Roman of Odessa.

Shirley Simmons
ODESSA _ Shirley Maude Simmons, 74, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at her residence after a short illness.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Bay City, Mich., and had lived in Odessa since 1946.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Robert Wayne Simmons, William Lee Simmons and Roger Max Simmons, all of Odessa; stepfather, J.R. Nemeth of Odessa; sisters, Joyce Letourneau of Bay City, Mich.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Jody Breed
MONAHANS _ Jody Breed, 50, of Monahans, an office manager for Ward Memorial Hospital, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Ward Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace Fellowship Church with the Rev. Mark Bristow officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Monahans, and was a longtime resident. She was a member of Grave Fellowship Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Bobby Breed of Monahans; father, J.J. Pelletier of Midland; daughter, Stephanie Breed of Monahans; brother, John Pelletier of Midland; and sister, Connie Pecore of Midland.

C. Fred Lang
ODESSA _ C. Fred Lang, 61, of Odessa, a retired field mechanic for Getty Company, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ernest Easley officiating. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Houston and had lived in Odessa for 35 years. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Michelle Hayes of Midland; brothers, Bill Lang of Odessa, Everitt Lang of Houston and Howard Lang of Austin.

William Thornhill
WINNSBORO, La. _ William ``Buddy'' Thornhill, 65, of Metairie, La., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at his residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Riser First National Home Chapel with the Rev. Lester Rains officiating. Burial will be at Providence Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Riser First National Home.
He was born in Franklin Parish, La.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Clarie Thornhill of Metairie, La.; stepsons, Allan Guidry and Piere Guidry, both of Metairie, La.; daughters, Wanda Faye Penton of Folsom, La., Brenda Ann Shirley of Odessa, Linda Jean Gongora of Destrehan, La., Cindy Marie Duran of Midland; brother, J. Neal Thornhill of Winnsboro, La.; sisters, Lennie McCarta of Gilbert, La., Vera Newsom of Winnsboro, La., Pauline Bowers of Dubach, La.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Febronio Valenzuela
FORT STOCKTON _ Febronio O. Valenzuela, 82, of Fort Stockton died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Shaumont officiating. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Fort Stockton. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Carlsbad, N.M.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Eugenia C. Valenzuela of Fort Stockton; sons, Arturo Valenzuela of Fort Stockton, Freddie Valenzuela of Houston and Emilio Valenzuela of Fort Worth; daughters, Estella Prado of Odessa, Carolina Lopez of Fort Stockton, Amelia Taylor of Granbury; sister, Irene Lopez of Midland; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Lois Walls
ANDREWS _ Lois Faye Walls, 53, of Sundown, a respiratory therapist, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at McNett Funeral Home with the Rev. David Humber officiating. Burial will be at Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Eddy County, N.M., and moved to Sundown in 1983 from Levelland.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Harry Walls of Sundown; son, Johnny Walls of Levelland; parents, Glen and Nadine McCubbin of Andrews; sisters, Rita Calloway and Patsy Calloway, both of Waxahachie.

Willie Baker
CRANE -- Willie (Bill) Baker, 73, of Crane, a retired truck driver for Crane County Road and Bridge Department, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at his residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Dorothea Street Church of Christ with Rick Allen officiating. Burial in Crane County Cemetery. Arangements by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
He was born in Colorado City and was a longtime resident of Crane. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sherry Baker of Crane; sons, Billy Baker of Crane, Arthur Baker of Angleton; daughters, Linda McCutcheon, Saudia Taylor, Elizabeth Williams and Lori Smith, all of Crane, and Chriss Smith of Odessa; sister, Bobbye Roberts of Fredericksburg; 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Ceola Dawson
ODESSA -- Ceola Dawson, 62, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. J.W. Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Arthur City and was a resident of Odessa for 52 years. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Clarence Dawson of Odessa; daughter, Tina L. Pigg of Odessa; and sister, Sherri U. Farris of Odessa.

John Harvey
ODESSA -- John E. Harvey Sr., 60, of Odessa, a driller and tool pusher, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Witherspoon officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Plains Cemetery in Plains. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Yoakum County and was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: Sons, John Harvey Jr., Greg Harvey and Larry Harvey, all of Odessa; brother, James ``Hap'' Harvey of Fort Stockton; sisters, Joyce Pulis of Hendersonville, N.C., Isa Whitley of Marsing, Idaho; and 10 grandchildren.

Marshall Harvey
ODESSA -- Marshall ``Bubber'' Harvey, 58, of Odessa, a retired laborer, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Parks Memorial Church of God in Christ on Humble Street with Joe Parks and James Porter officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Rosenberg and was a 26-year resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Willie Harvey of Odessa; daughters, Janie Wilkerson of Odessa, Doris Graves of Amarillo, Marchelle Harvey and Anjanette Harvey, both of Odessa; sons, James Ray Carson of Midland, Ra'Ia'Tae J. Harvey of Odessa; brother, Mitchell Harvey of Rosenberg, Carvin Harvey of Waco; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arvel Reynolds
KERMIT -- Arvel ``Slim'' Reynolds, 74, of Kermit, a city employee, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Russ Smith Sr. officiating. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
He was born in Waurika, Okla., and was a 29-year resident of Kermit. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Reynolds of Kermit; sons, Arvel Wayne Reynolds, Hollis Clay and Neal Travis Reynolds, all of Kermit; brother, Horace Reynolds of Duncan, Okla.; sisters, Sue Thompson of Waurika, Okla., Rita Grubbs of Borger; and three grandchildren.

Jewell Townsend
ODESSA -- Jewell Lee Townsend, 76, of Odessa, a retired warehouseman for Continental Ensco, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater St. John's Baptist Church with the Revs. Jasper Williams and J.W. Hansan officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Marlin and had lived in Odessa for 52 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Baptist.
Survivors: Wife, Betty Townsend of Odessa; sons, Jewell David Townsend of Houston, Joseph Townsend of Sweetwater, Samuel Townsend of Odessa, David Townsend of Odessa; daughters, Ella Davis and Linda Busby, both of Midland, Teresa Townsend of Big Spring; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


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