Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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R.L. Grimmett
SNYDER -- R.L. Grimmett, 83, of Snyder, owner of Grimmett Brothers Construction, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Cogdell Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Marty Akins and Bobby Hobbs officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
He was born in Graham and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maxine Grimmett of Snyder; son, Billy Ray of Snyder; daughter, Sandy Hodges of Snyder; sister, Lucille Cantrall of Santa Rosa, Calif.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Catherine Morris
BINGEN, Ark. -- Catherine Nelson Morris, 76, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Ozan Cemetery with the Rev. Tom MacMahon officiating. Arrangements by Texarkana Funeral Home.
She was born in Bingen, Ark., and was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, James Nelson and Dick Nelson, both of Texarkana; and sister, Mary Ann Rickrode of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Pearl Williams
ODESSA -- Pearl G. Williams, 86, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Dick Brown officiating. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Poinsett County, Ark., and was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Rachel Powers of Odessa; five grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Joseph Wynne
PECOS -- Joseph Wynne, 75, of Pecos, a retired employee of Texas-New Mexico Power Co., died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Abbott officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Barstow and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Claude Wynne of Odessa and Eugene Wynne of Joshua; and sister, Charlotte Garlick of La Plata, N.M.

Weldon Golden
DE LEON -- Weldon E. "Webb" Golden, 74, of Sidney, a retired operator/repairman for El Paso Natural Gas Company, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at Brownwood Regional Hospital.
Services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Jones officiating. Burial will be at De Leon Cemetery. Arrangements by Nowlin Funeral Home.
He was born in Roby and had lived in Sidney since 1980. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Madge Golden of Sidney; son, Wayland Golden of Odessa; daughter, Donna Morgan of Houston; brothers, Seaborn Golden of De Leon, Jack Golden of Comanche, J.D. "Jader" Golden of De Leon; sisters, Elizabeth Kea of De Leon and Charlene Gilchrest of Beattie; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Rose Robinson
KERMIT -- Dr. Rose Robinson, 88, of Irving, a retired self-employed pediatrician, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, in Irving.
Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Community Church with the Rev. Henry O. Freund officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
She was born near Abilene and had been a resident of Kermit for almost 50 years. She was Presbyterian.
SURVIVORS: Son, Al Robinson of Irving; sisters, Luciester Pattison of Clovis, N.M., and Mary Moore of Midland.

Almedia Tucker
ODESSA -- Almedia "Betty" Tucker, 80, a retired bookkeeper, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Midland.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Terry Wright officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Gunter.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Elaine Owen of Odessa, Janice McBride of Lakeland, Fla.; son, Gary W. Tucker of San Diego; brother, William Munger of Columbus, Ga.; sisters, Frieda Poloski of San Diego and Louise Smith of Grand Prairie; three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

Fairie Boyd
ABILENE -- Fairie Lee Boyd, 93, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. John Lee officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes.
She was born in Italy, Texas and was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Noma Jean Dalton and Wanda Beaird, both of Odessa; son, Roger F. Boyd of Abilene; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Anne Glazner
MIDLAND -- Anne Givens Glazner, 97, of Midland, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, in Odessa after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Kirk officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Snyder and was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, E. Dean Glazner of Midland; son, Jerry "J.B." Biggs of Penryn, Calif.; stepdaughter, Jan Casner of Dallas; sisters, Beulah "Boots" Hunter of Seminole, Billie Ankenman of Lubbock; nine grandchildren, 11 great-greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Guadalupe Velasco
ODESSA -- Guadalupe H. Velasco, 36, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ceferino O. Velasco of Odessa; son, Ceferino Velasco Jr. of Odessa; daughters, Maria del Carmen Velasco, Ana Daniela Velasco, Daisy Velasco, Stephanie Velasco, all of Odessa; mother, Carmen Hidalgo of Nederland; brothers, Victor Manuel Hidalgo and Jesus Hidalgo, both of Houston, Miguel R. Hidalgo of Ojinaga, Mexico; sisters, Vickie Hernandez of Odessa, Margarita Tarango of Perryton, and Dora Garcia of Nederland.

Brittany Campbell ODESSA -- Brittany Dawn Campbell, infant daughter of Michael and Crystal Campbell of Odessa, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998, at Odessa Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ector County/Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Dickerson officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Parents; sister, Michelle Ross of Odessa; and grandparents, Paul and Wilma Campbell of Odessa and Melva Williams of Grand Junction, Colo.

Henry Ivy
CRANE -- Henry Newton Ivy, 82, of Crane, a retired plumber, oil field worker, cowboy and rancher, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Midland.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Burial will be at Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
He was born in Josephine and moved to Crane from Haskell. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Leonard Ivy of Odessa, Jay Ivy of Kermit and Allen Morris Ivy of Seymour; daughters, Delores Wilkinson of Abilene and Gloria Gale Rowlett of Mesquite; brother, Leon Ivy of Stanford; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Thelma Lantroop
ODESSA -- Thelma Lantroop, 80, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home with Joe Cross officiating. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and had lived in Odessa since 1985. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Fred Lantroop of Odessa; sons, William Watkins of Alabama and Dorman Watkins of California; daughters, Victoria Reynolds of Odessa and Cheryl Willis of Midland; sisters, Elizabeth Mercer of Inverness, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jack Little
ODESSA -- Jack Little, 48, of Odessa, a drilling superintendent for Nabors Drilling Company, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Shreveport, La., and moved to Odessa in 1964.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sherry Little of Odessa; sons, Kenneth Little of Odessa and Shayne Little of Midwest City, Okla.; daughters, Stephanie Medford and Brandy Barry, both of Odessa; father, A.L. Cave of Odessa; sister, Elizabeth Fowler of Chickasha, Okla.; brother, Ricky Little of Odessa; and eight grandchildren.

Zelda Neill
MONAHANS -- Zelda L. Neill, 72, of Monahans, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harkey Funeral Chapel with Maxine Burns officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hamlin Memorial Cemetery in Hamlin. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Rule and was a longtime resident of Monahans. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Donna Caldwell of Monahans; brothers, Randolf Wilson and Lewis Wilson, both of Haskell; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Marjorie Odom
SAN ANGELO -- Marjorie E. Odom, 85, of San Angelo, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, in San Angelo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Robert Massie Riverside Chapel with the Rev. G.I. Norris officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
She was born in Corsicana. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Bob E. Blankenship of San Angelo, Alan K. Blankenship of Mesquite; and brother, Thomas Swearingen of Sonoma, Calif.

Oleene Sewell
FORT WORTH -- Oleene Sewell, 77, of Fort Worth, a retired office supervisor, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, in Seguin.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Fort Worth with the Rev. James Bass officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Morris Cemetery in Gilmer with the Rev. Rex Nowlan officiating. Arrangements by Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
She was born in Upshur County.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Rita Ward of Seguin and Gloria Holder of Odessa; brothers, Linden Binion of Fort Worth and Preston Binion of Weatherford; and three grandchildren.

George Thompson
DALLAS -- George Thompson, 48, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, in Overton.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Restland Memorial Park with Bill Smith officiating. Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home.
He was born in Crane.
SURVIVORS: Brother, Robert K. Thompson of Milwaukee, Wis.

Johnnie Tipton
ANDREWS -- Johnnie L. Tipton, 63, of Andrews, retired owner and operator of Johnnie's Back Door Beauty Shop, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Henson officiating. Burial will be at Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Sonora and moved to Andrews in 1960.
SURVIVORS: Husband, B.L. Tipton of Andrews; daughters, Kelly Ham and Tracie Porter, both of Andrews and Lynette Sotelo of Midland; stepdaughters, Patsy Massingill of San Angelo, Thersia Anderson of Aspermont; sisters, Caroline Owens of Fittstown, Okla., and Joyce Pace of Marion, S.C.; brothers, Jack Johnson and George Johnson, both of Sonora; 10 grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Guadalupe Velasco
ODESSA -- Guadalupe H. Velasco, 36, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at her residence.
Rosary was said Thursday at Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Anthony's Catholic Church Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ceferino O. Velasco of Odessa; son, Ceferino Velasco Jr. of Odessa; daughters, Maria del Carmen Velasco, Ana Daniela Velasco, Daisy Velasco and Stephanie Velasco, all of Odessa; mother, Carmen Hidalgo of Nederland; brothers, Victor Manuel Hidalgo and Jesus Hidalgo, both of Houston and Miguel R. Hidalgo of Ojinaga, Mexico; sisters, Vickie Hernandez of Odessa, Margarita Tarango of Perryton, and Dora Garcia of Nederland.

Dora Waldroop
ANDREWS -- Dora Waldroop, 84, of Andrews, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Andrews Healthcare Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Means Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Terry officiating. Burial will be at Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Mineral Wells and moved to Andrews in 1966. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, James Waldroop of Andrews and William Allen Waldroop of Spring; daughter, Judy Ann Humphrys of Seattle; brother, Thomas A. Jones of Santo; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Vernon Leverett
FORT STOCKTON -- Vernon R. ``Sandy'' Leverett Jr., 54, of Fort Stockton, manager of Midtown Exxon, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, after a motorcycle accident.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ with Harold Durham officiating. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Abilene and had lived in the Fort Stockton area since 1969 after moving from El Paso. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Judy Leverett of Fort Stockton; father, V.R. Leverett Sr. of Abilene; son, Stuart Leverett of Hesperia, Calif.; brother, Jimmy Leverett of Farmington, N.M.; sister, Sharon Qualls of Abilene; and two grandchildren.

Lorene Stokes
WINDER, Ga. -- Lorene Stokes, 76, of Statham, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Barrow Medical Center.
Services will be held at noon today at Smith Memory Chapel. Burial will be at Barrow Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home.
She was born in Winston, Ala.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Charles R. Burke of Brooklyn, N.Y., James T. Burke of Statham, Ga., Travis Lee Pankey and John Wayne Pankey, both of Odessa; sister, Ila Defore of Stonington, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Gayle Taylor
CLYDE -- Gayle English Taylor, 80, of Clyde, a retired truck driver, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at an Abilene hospital.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Clyde Church of Christ with Jim Hall officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Bailey Funeral Home.
He was born in Hillsdale, Okla., and moved to Clyde in 1981 from Odessa. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Nadine Taylor of Clyde; daughter, Judy Gail Leck of Rankin; brother, Robert Lee Taylor Jr. of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Boyd Miller
ODESSA -- Boyd George Miller, 89, of Odessa, a retired Haliburton employee, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home.
He was born in Missouri.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Bettie D. Miller of Odessa; brothers, Rollie Miller of Marietta, Ga., and Richard Miller of Oritero, Calif.

J.R. Blackmon
SEMINOLE -- J.R. "Sandy" Blackmon, 76, of Cedar Creek Lake, formerly of Seminole, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Randy Bush officiating. Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home.
He was born in Lamesa. He had moved to Cedar Creek Lake in 1987 and had been a lifelong resident of Seminole before moving. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Buford Blackmon, of Gun Barrel City, Texas, Eugene Blackmon of Seminole and Roy Blackmon of Monahans; daughters, Juanita Blake of Morton, Sandra King of Kemp and Martha Hadden of Ballinger; brother L.M. "Shorty" Blackmon of Seminole; 20 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Henry Bryan, Sr.
PECOS -- Henry P. Bryan, Sr., 90, of Pecos, a retired postal worker, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at the Pecos Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Nash and had lived in Pecos since 1911.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Henry P. Bryan Jr. and Jerry W. Bryan, both of Pecos; daughter, Mary Elaine Wilson of Albuquerque, N.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Bryan on Jan. 7, 1998.

Alice Pierce
GRANDFALLS -- Alice Irene Pierce, 90, of Royalty, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at the Crane County Care Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Grandfalls with the Rev. Bill Cook. Burial will be at the Tamarisk Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans.
She was born in Ohio and had lived in Royalty since 1932.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Otho Lee Pierce of Royalty and Byron Pierce of Lubbock; daughter, Alice Marie Kester of Whiteface; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arnetta Samuel
PASADENA -- Arnetta Samuel, 78, of Pasadena, a music teacher, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 at her daughter's residence in Odessa.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Sunset Methodist Church in Pasadena with Rev. Karen Dorris officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born in Brownsville and was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Woolsey T. Samuel of Pasadena; daughters, Ann Wallace of Odessa and Jean Scates of Houston; sons, Joe Samuel of Pasadena, Steve Samuel of Houston; brother, Jason Kelsey Stewart of Los Gators, Calif.; six grandchildren.

Olive Rackley
SPUR -- Olive Mary Rackley, 105, of Spur, a retired Mason schoolteacher, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at the Crosbyton Clinic Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Jayton Cemetery with Rev. Ned Hicks officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home.
She was born in Mason and lived most of her life in Odessa.
She a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Son, Larry Rackley, of Odessa; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Edward Townsend
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Edward Sampson Townsend, 83, of Sevierville, Tenn. died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at his home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville with the Rev. Clay Mulford officiating. Visitation will be at 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Knob Creek Cemetery. Arrangments by Atchley Funeral Home of Sevierville.
He was born in Jones County and was Baptist. He was a lifelong resident of Texas until he moved to Sevierville two years ago.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Joanne Webb and her husband, Gene of Sevierville; sons, Glen Hammack and his wife, Joan, Derwood Hammack and his wife, Patty; three granddaughters and three grandsons.


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