Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Clyde Bone
KERMIT _ Clyde Bone, 92, of Kermit, a retired construction inspector for El Paso Natural Gas Company, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today 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 Clifty, Ark., and was a 63-year resident of Kermit. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Clyde Merrill Bone Jr. of San Angelo; daughter, Virginia Ennis of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Bobby Davis
WICHITA FALLS_ Bobby J. Davis, 61, of Wichita Falls, owner of McGinnis Welding Supply Company, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, at a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services were held Friday at City View Baptist Church with burial at Crestview Cemetery. Arrangements by Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
He was born in Boswell, Okla., and was a 30-year resident of Wichita Falls. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Geraldine ``Bobby'' Davis of Wichita Falls; son, Joey Davis of Wichita Falls; daughter, Lisa Pool of Iowa Park; brothers, Junior Davis of Wellington, Sonny Davis of Rogue River, Ore., Jackie Davis of Mansfield, Kenneth Davis of Pampa, and Danny Davis of Wichita Falls; sisters, Frances Jones of Bennington, Okla., Dorothy Daniels of Odessa, Helen Nix of Wichita Falls, and Betty Simpson of Northfield; and four grandchildren.

David Fouts
JAL, N.M. _ David Fouts, 53, who coached four state championship football teams, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Jal High School auditorium with the Revs. Alan Speed, Mike May and Milton Langston officiating. Burial will be at Jal Cemetery. Arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home in Eunice, N.M.
He was born in Clovis, N.M., and moved to Jal in 1967 from Clovis.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Janice Fouts of Jal, N.M.; sons, Brad Fouts of Odessa and Chad Fouts of Big Spring; daughters, Cindy Fouts of Midland and Kristi Langston of Big Spring; brother, Ronny Fouts of Melrose, N.M.; and three grandchildren.

Kenneth Hughes
ODESSA _ Kenneth Wayne Hughes, 72, of Odessa, a retired oilfield worker, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Seabury Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at Bailey County Cemetery in Muleshoe with the Rev. Elton Wyatt officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Curry County, N.M., and has lived in Odessa since 1977. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Maxine Louder of Lubbock and Juanita Shingle of Bakersfield, Calif.; brothers, J.C. Hughes of Ruidoso, N.M., and Leroy Hughes of Amarillo.

Zemma Kington
PECOS _ Zemma Kington, 77, of Pecos, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Reeves County Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Greer Willis officiating. Burial will be held at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in El Paso and had lived in Pecos since 1950. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Larry Kington of Pecos; daughter, Kathleen Ivy of Pecos; sister, Lou Sina Reed of Hatch, N.M.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Andrew Norris
ODESSA _ Andrew Jackson Norris Jr., 85, of Odessa, a retired employee of Cities Service Oil Company, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m Monday in the chapel of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors with the Rev. Bill Heggemeier officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Limestone County and moved to Odessa in 1960 from Whiteface. He was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Warren A. Norris of Midland, A.J. ``Jack'' Norris III and Johnny M. Norris, both of Odessa; daughter, Shirley Pendleton of Midland; sisters, Flennoy Simms of Bay City and Alta Gay Williams of Sweeney; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Laverne Panther
ODESSA _ Laverne Lucille Panther, 78, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today 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 Fairfax, Okla.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Bernard M. Panther of Odessa; son, Marlin Lee Panther of Lompoc, Calif.; daughter, Jody Monic Phelps of Portland, Texas; sister Elsie Walker of Joplin, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.

Ann Shields
CORSICANA _ Ann Earle Hodges Shields, 71, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, in Houston.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Mills officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
She was born in East Texas and was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Patricia Cox of Deer Park, Melissa Paup of LaRue; brothers, John Hodges of Lewisville and James Hodges of California; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

John Briggs
KERMIT _ John Golden Briggs, 90, of Kermit, a retired plumbing business owner, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in the Kermit hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Kermit Community Church with the Rev. Henry O. Freand officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.
He was born in Kosse and was 61-year resident of Kermit. He was a member of Kermit Community Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, John F. Briggs of Odessa; daughter, Evelyn Briggs Martin of Arlington; sister, Inez Briggs of Marlin; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Leonard Brown
STANTON _ Leonard Henry Brown, 90, of Stanton, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in Stanton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Revs. Ronnie Brown Sr., L.C. Brown Jr., Alton Graves and Calvin Graves officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Gilbreath Funeral Home.
He was born in Bastrop.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Daisy Ann Brown of Stanton; sons, Bennie Ray Brown of Odessa and Leonard Brown Jr. of FortWorth; daughters, Druecillar Brown Houston of Midland, Shirley Brown Graves of Tahoka and Thelma Brown Smith of Lubbock; brother, Willie Brown of Muleshoe; 32 grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Willie Elam
SEMINOLE _ Willie Turner Elam, 93, of Seminole, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in Seminole.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Derrel Evins officiating. Burial will follow at the Gaines County Cemetery. Arrangements by Ratliff Funeral Home.
She was born in Snyder and was a lifelong resident of Seminole. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Dayton Elam of Seminole; daughters, Debbie Baggett of Alvin and Johnnie Swearengen of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bessie Estrada
GARDENDALE _ Bessie Lee Estrada, 50, of Gardendale, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Gardendale Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Seay officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Inc.
She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and lived in Odessa since 1980. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Candelario Estrada of Gardendale; son, Charles C. Clark of Gardendale; daughter, Tonya Oea of Valparaiso, Ind.; brother, Ralph Shindler of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; sister, Barbara Cicel of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; and two grandchildren.

Francisco Fabela
Fort STOCKTON _ Francisco M. ``Frisco'' Fabela III, 36, of Fort Stockton, a contract legal assistant, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in Fort Stockton.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Jim Chaumont officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was a lifelong resident of Fort Stockton. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Frank and Maggie Fabela of Fort Stockton; brothers, Edward Fabela of Fort Stockton and George Fabela of Fort Stockton; sisters, Leticia Fabela of Fort Stockton, Rosario Terrazas of Midland and Mary Cabezuela of San Angelo.

Rosa Garcia
MONAHANS _ Rosa Garcia, 96, of Grandfalls, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in Crane.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grandfalls with Father John Lucido officiating. Burial will be at Tamarisk Cemetery in Grandfalls. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Old Mexico. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Alberto Garcia of Grandfalls and Julian Garcia of Crane; daughters, Enriqueta Subia of Grandfalls, Anita Garcia of Grandfalls and Otilia Heredia of Crane; brothers, Domingo Granado of Loving, N.M. and Genovevo Granado of Imperial; 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Thomas Hamilton
Fort STOCKTON _ Thomas Carlton Hamilton, 62, of Fort Stockton, a surveyor for the Texas Department of Transportation, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in Fort Stockton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at the Fort Stockton Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Fleener officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Live Oak and has been a resident of Fort Stockton since 1964. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Margaret Hamilton of Fort Stockton; son, Tony Carl Hamilton of Fort Stockton; daughters, JonAnn Ledford of Midland and Gayle Young and Shelly Hamilton, both of Fort Stockton; brothers, Grover Hamilton of Las Vegas, Nev., George Hamilton of Bakersfield, Calif., Gary Hamilton of Las Vegas, Nev., David Thorn of Phoenix, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.

Anna Harber
ODESSA _ Anna May Harber, 64, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at the Stanton Care Center in Stanton.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Odessa Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Ray Brown officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Inc.
She was born in Ranger and has been a resident of Odessa since 1983. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Bob Harber of Odessa, Dale Harber of Craig, Colo., and Elton Harber of Odessa; brothers, Kenneth Eflin of Woodson and Donald Heflin of Louisiana; sister, Marlene Richardson of Ranger; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Juan Lopez
ANDREWS _ Juan G. Lopez, 82, of Andrews, retired construction worker, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. today at McNett Funeral Home Chapel in Andrews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Andrews with the Rev. Bernard Gully officiating. Burial will be at the Andrews West Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home, Inc.
He was born in Marathon and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Blasa Y. Lopez of Andrews; sons, Antonio Y. and Juan R. Lopez, both of Andrews; daughters, Juanita Fuentes, Paula L. Hernandez, Maria Luisa Aranda, Ester Mendoza and Rosa Linda Valenzuela, all of Andrews; brothers, Jesus G. and Epifanio G. Lopez, both of Andrews; sister, Agapita Chalambaga of Odessa; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

William McAdams
FORT STOCKTON _ William B. ``Bill'' McAdams, 42, of Fort Stockton, a production specialist for Chevron, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Pecos County Memorial Hospital in Fort Stockton.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Mike Buckley officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Clinton, S.C., and has been a resident of Fort Stockton since 1980. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Pam McAdams of Fort Stockton; daughter, April McAdams of Farmington, N.M., and son, Brandon McAdams of Fort Stockton.

Ollie Miller
JAL, N.M. _ Ollie Del Miller, 62, of Jal, N.M., a retired school teacher, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at First United Methodist Church in Jal, N.M., with the Revs. Patty Butt and Michael May officiating. Burial will be at Jal Cemetery. Arrangements by Calvary Funeral Home.
She was born in Denis and was a resident of Jal, N.M., since 1967. SHe was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Guan Miller of Jal, N.M.; mother, Pearl McDaniel of Monahans; daughter, Donna Pedigo Copeland of Denton; sons, Bart Pedigo of Pilot Point and Thane Miller of Hobbs, N.M.; brother, J.W. McDaniel of Monahans; one grandson.

Dalton Morgan
ODESSA _ Dalton W. Morgan, 76, of Odessa, a retired divisional manager for Sears Roebuck Company, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Kingston Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
He was born in Purmela and was a 46-year Odessa resident. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ellen Morgan of Odessa; son, Dalton L. Morgan of Odessa; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Ralph Murray
WORLAND, WYO. _ Ralph Arthur Murray, 91, of Worland, Wyo., a retired machinery worker, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at Community Care of America in Worland.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, in the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors chapel with Rev. Paul W. Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Lakefield, Minn., and moved to Odessa in 1980. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Helen Matchett of Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Irene Peeks
ODESSA _ Irene Peeks, 85, of Breckenridge, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, in an Odessa nursing home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Breckenridge Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Hiser officiating. Arrangements by Morehart Mortuary.
She was born in Stephens County and was a resident of Odessa since 1975. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Woodrow Peeks of Odessa; daughter, Patricia W. Edwards of Bakersfield, Calif.; brother, Ocie B. Glenn of Crane; sisters, Roxie Halford and Lillian Henley both of Rankin; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Christopher Pierce
BIG SPRING _ Christopher Glenn Pierce, 26, of Big Spring, an employee at Perco, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, after a lengthy illness at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Flynn Long officiating. Burial will be at Roy Cemetery in Roy, N.M. Arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
He was been a lifelong resident of Big Spring. He was in the West Texas Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Glenn and Barbara Pierce of Big Spring; brother, Brian Pierce of Odessa; sister, Dana Gregory of Sherman; grandmother, Obera Zachry of Roy, N.M., and grandparents, U.V. and Wilma Pierce of Hereford.

James Randall
ODESSA _ James Thomas Randall, 68, of Odessa, a custodian for Ector County Independent School District, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Troy officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Cleveland, Miss.
SURVIVIORS: Wife, Julia Randall of Odessa; sons, Terry Ray Randall of Austin, Kenneth Dean Randall of Odessa, Bruce Randall of Odessa and David Keith Randall of Austin; daughters, Rita Randall of Dallas, Wilma Cherry and Vickie Decker, both of Odessa; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

John Sellers
ODESSA _ John Richmond Sellers, 74, of Odessa, a self-employed tile contractor, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Seabury Nursing Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Restlawn Cemetery in Hattiesburg, Miss. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Forrest County, Miss., and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Sister, Dorothy Palmer of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Clara Bouton of Orlando, Fla.; and brother, W.A. Sellers of Hattiesburg, Miss.


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