Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Yuba Blackwell
ODESSA _ Yuba M. Blackwell, 84, of Odessa, co-owner of Blackwell Mobile Home Supply, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, in the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors chapel with Lynn Money officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Alameda Cemetery in Ranger. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Cheaney and has been a resident of Odessa since 1951. She was a member of Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, D.W. (Slim) Blackwell of Odessa; daughter, Cindni Matheny of Tulsa, Okla.; sons, David Blackwell of Midland and Bill Blackwell of Springdale, Ark.; sisters, Ruth Minter of Odessa and Evelyn Montgomery of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Jewell Crowell-Burrow
ODESSA _ Jewell Marie "Polly" Crowell-Burrow, 84, of Odessa, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Trustcat.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Jay Burrow of Odessa; daughter, Debby Crowell Morgan of Spanaway, Wash.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Joshua Johnson
ODESSA _ Joshua Lee Johnson, 20, of Odessa, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, in Midland.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at Antioch Christian Church with the Rev. Don Fankhauser officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was a lifelong resident of Odessa and a 1996 graduate of Permian High School.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Rita Graham of Odessa and Frank Johnson of Enid, Okla. and sister, Francine Johnson of Odessa.

Deanie McGuire
SAPULPA, OKLA. _ Deanie McGuire, 67, of Sapulpa, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Hillcrest Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at the Smith Funeral Chapel in Sapulpa, Okla. Burial will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Sapulpa, Okla. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home.
She was born in Drumright, Okla., and moved from Odessa to Sapulpa, Okla. in 1991.
SURVIVORS: Husband, R.L. (Bob) McGuire of Sapulpa, Okla.; son, Robby McGuire of Sapulpa; daughter, Donna Colley of Dallas; sisters, Babe Womble and Phyllis Havens both of Odessa; brothers, Harold Roubison on Andrews and Howard Roubison of Calif. and five grandchildren.

Andrew Norris, Jr.
ODESSA _ Andrew Jackson (A.J.) Norris, Jr., 85, of Odessa, an employee with A.J. Hunt Coating, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors chapel 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 has been a 30-year Odessa resident. 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.

Raynelle Reimann
LUBBOCK _ Raynelle M. Reimann, 55, of Lubbock, an office manager for Maner and Maner Attorney at Law, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at St. Mary's Plaza.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, at Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor Jack Schneider officiating. Arrangements by Sanders Funeral Home.
She was born in Hobbs, N.M. She was Lutheran.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ron Reimann of Lubbock; son, Richard Reimann of Plainview; daughter, Virginia Burrow of Kings Land; brothers, Jimmy Marshall of Jackson, Miss., and Merle Marshall of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and two grandchildren.

Robert Skidmore
HOBBS, N.M. _ Robert "Bob" Skidmore, 80, of Hobbs, N.M., an oilfield driller, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Columbia Lea Regional Medical Center.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Merkel. Arrangements by Chapel of Hope Hobbs Funeral Service.
He was born in Merkeland was a World War II veteran. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, LaNova Skidmore of Hobbs, N.M.; sons, David Skidmore of Hobbs, N.M. and Vancil Skidmore of Odessa; stepson, C.L. Williams of Monahans; stepdaughter, Linda Williams of Crane; sisters, Jewel Harris of Amarillo, Pearl Davis of Norwalk, Calif. and Ruby Thornton of Monahans; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Robert Telford
ODESSA _ Robert Hugh Telford, 94, of Odessa, a retired carpenter, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at Avalon Place Nursing Center.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bob Hawkins officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in Sentinel, Okla. and was a resident of Odessa since 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Lottie Lorene (Bobbie) Telford of Odessa; sons, Robert D. (Bob) Telford of Frankston and Henry Earl Telford of El Paso; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Annie Todd
ODESSA _ Annie Catherine Todd, 98, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Heatland Health Care Center in Austin.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Ernest Easley officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Wichita Falls. She has been a resident of Odessa since 1949. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter-in-law, Sear Jane Todd of Austin; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Ara Dolloff
SEMINOLE -- Ara Trueman Dolloff, 86, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Memorial Health Care Center in Seminole.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with the Rev. Ernest Wall officiating. Burial will be at Gaines County Cemetery. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
She was born in Andrews County and had been a resident of Seminole for 52 years. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Clyde Dolloff and Vernon Dolloff, both of Seminole; daughters, Bobby Lynn Waddell of Brownfield and Clara Robinson of Odessa; brothers, J.P. Howell of Andrews and Lee Howell of Burnet; sister, Laura Ross of Ruidoso, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Jesus Duhon
PECOS -- Jesus Duhon, 61, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Midland.
Graveside services were held Monday at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos with the Rev. Roberto Alvardo officiating. Arrangements were by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Pecos and was a resident of Galveston. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Son, Michael Gonzales of Texas City; daughter, Rosa Gonzales of Texas City; brothers, Carlos Gonzales of Pecos, Jose Gonzales and Cipriano Gonzales, both of Odessa; sisters, Nargcia Renteria, Andrea Bruson and Pauline Jacoby, all of Odessa, Antonia Gonzales of Midland, Jacinta Wallas of Crosby and Adela Gonzales of Mobile, Ala.; and two grandchildren.

Ruben Holmes
SEMINOLE -- Ruben L. "Jim'' Holmes, 74, a retired Mobile Pipeline Company employee, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in Seminole.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with the Rev. Ernest Walls and Troy Denton officiating. Burial will be at the Gaines County Cemetery. Arrangements by Roger Pool Funeral Home.
He was born in DeLeon and had been a resident of Seminole since 1947. He was a Marine Corps. veteran of World War II and Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Nora Jewell Holmes of Seminole; daughters, Jana Hensley of Odessa, Judy Allen and Jeri Holmes, both of Seminole; sisters, Helen Cox of DeLeon and Dorothy McGlasson of Clifton; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Raynelle Reimann
LUBBOCK -- Raynelle M. Reimann, 55, an office manager with Maner and Maner Attorney at Law, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at St. Mary's Plaza in Lubbock.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jack Schneider officiating. Arrangements by Sanders Funeral Home.
She was born in Hobbs, N.M., and was a resident of Lubbock. She was Lutheran.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ron Reimann of Lubbock; son, Richard Reimann of Plainview; brothers, Jimmy Marshall of Jackson, Miss., and Merle Marshall of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; sister, Virginia Burrow of Kingsland; and two grandchildren.

Rosa Salazar
PECOS -- Rosa Salazar, 35, of Texas City, a cook for Pecos School District, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston.
Graveside services were held at Feb. 2, 1998, at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Roberto Alvardo officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Pecos and had lived in Texas City for 30 years. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Alberto Salazar and Baldomero Salazar, both of Texas City; mother, Jesus Gonzales of Texas City; and brother, Michael Gonzales of Texas City.

Nora Watson
MIDLAND -- Nora Watson, 82, of Midland, a clerk, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at a local hospital.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ellis Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Red River County and moved to Midland in 1956. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Brother, Elmer Henry of Odessa.

Johnny White
ODESSA -- Johnny Abila White, 34, of Odessa, died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Deacon Barney Rodriguez officiating. Rosary will be said Tuesday at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Son, Adrian R. White of Odessa; parents, Fred and Simona White of Odessa; brothers, Guadalupe Contreras of Andrews, Santos White and Jimmy White, both of Odessa,; and sisters, Connie Jarquin, Irene Gonzales, Sandra Smith and Jessica Ellis, all of Odessa.

Joseph Hendrix
MADISON, Ga. -- Joseph Walter Hendrix Sr., 70, of Commerce, Ga., a gas logger for Hydrocarbon Detection Service, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998 at B.J.C. Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Madison United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim Ross and Tom Kerr officiating. Burial will be at Madison City Cemetery. Arrangements by Simmons Funeral Home.
He was born in Jackson County, Ga.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Retha Nell Hendrix of Tulsa, Okla.; mother, Mamie Hemperley of Commerce, Ga.; sons, Joseph Walter Hendrix Jr. of Oklahoma City, Gary Hendrix of Odessa, Barre Hendrix of Oklahoma City; daughters, Melinda Murphy and Leigh Holt, both of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Arthur Hendrix of Commerce, Ga., Paul Hendrix of Columbia, S.C., Jimmy Hendrix of Madison, Ga.; and 10 grandchildren.

Nando Juarez
KERMIT -- Nando Juarez, 2, of Kermit died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Dann Long officiating. Burial will be in Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.
He was born in Andrews and had lived in Kermit since his birth. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
SURVIVORS: Parents, Cruz and Brenda Juarez of Kermit; grandparents, Guadalupe Hernandez of Kermit, Graciela Saenz of Wink; great-grandparents, Salvador Saenz of Mexico; and Angela Dominguez of Kermit.

Kenneth Martin
ODESSA -- Kenneth Lee Martin, 76, of Odessa, retired from El Paso Natural Gas Company, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sixth and Jackson Church of Christ with Roy Smalling and Don Turskey officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Haskell County, Okla. and was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Martin of Odessa; sons, Henry Martin of El Paso, Newton Martin of Sweeny, Richard Martin of Odessa, Edgar Martin of Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Ruby Boatright of Broken Arrow, Okla., Ruth Swank of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Ralph Martin of Broken Arrow, Okla., Clifford Martin of Bethany, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

Charles Singler
MIDLAND -- Charles Singler, 68, of Odessa, a retired salesman, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at a local hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Marion, Ill., and was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: No survivors listed.

Hector Torres
ODESSA -- Hector Torres, 42, of Tijuana, Mexico, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Burial will be Friday in Tijuana, Mexico. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Mexico.
SURVIVORS: Parents, George and Ramona Torres of Tijuana, Mexico; brothers, Gilberto Torres of Odessa, Manuel Torres, Javier Torres, Raul Torres, Hernesto Torres and Luis Torres, all of Tijuana, Mexico; sisters, Martha Alicia Torres, Marelena Torres, Marisela Torres, Rosa Torres, all of Tijuana, Mexico.

Manuel Vejil
IMPERIAL -- Manuel E. Vejil, 74, of Imperial, a farmer, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at his residence.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Community Center. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at Imperial Community Center with the Rev. Jim Cheaumont officiating. Burial will be at Imperial Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Buena Vista and was a lifelong resident of Imperial. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Eusebio Vejil of Crane, Felipe Jesus Vejil of Kermit, Jose Manuel Vejil of Anthony, N.M., Gabriel Vejil of Long Beach, Calif.; step-brothers, Guillermo Galindo of Odessa and Ciriaco Galindo of Kermit.

Monroe Venable
SAN ANGELO -- Monroe F. Venable, 88, of San Angelo, a retired insurance agent, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at a local hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m Thursday at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. J. Earl Dunn officiating. Arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.
He was born in Mills County and had been a San Angelo resident since 1942. He was Baptist.
SURIVIVORS: Son, Darrell Venable of Odessa; daughters, Joyce Marlene Piel of Ballinger, Mona Rea Milller of Mereta; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mary Whittenburg
FORT STOCKTON -- Mary E. "Ella" Whittenburg, 85, of Fort Stockton, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998, at Pecos County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Church of Christ with Harold Durham officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Andrews and had lived in Fort Stockton since 1957. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, H.S. "Speck" Fort Stockton; daughter, Mary Kay Wayman of Uvalde; sisters, Lousie Powell of Fort Stockton; Johnnye Coleman of Birmingham, Ala.; and two grandchildren.


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