Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Doyle Curtis
ABILENE -- Doyle Curtis Conley, 68, of Abilene, co-owner of Conley Real Estate, died Saturday at a local hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hillcrest Church of Christ with Ted Kell and Bob Crass officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel. Arrangements by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes.
He was born in Henderson and lived in Fort Stockton for 21 years and had lived in Abilene since 1991. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Delores J. "Bootsie" Conley of Abilene; daughter, Jeanette Conley Campbell of Odessa; sons, Steve Conley of Abilene, Stan Conley of Midland; mother, Leona Conley of Merkel; and seven grandchildren.

Foy Perkins
WHEELER -- Foy Roy Perkins, 81, of Wheeler, a retired farm supply store operator, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, in Amarillo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ with Bill Morrison officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Home.
He was born in Hollis, Okla., and moved to Wheeler in 1988. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Joyce Perkins of Wheeler; daughter, Bertha "Lucy" Berry of Seminole; son, Wayne "Butch" Perkins of Odessa; sisters, Opal Dee Kiapianen of Grand Junction, Colo., Jane Harkrider of Dumas; brother, Lloyd Perkins of Hollis, Okla.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four step-daughters, two step-sons, and 12 step-grandchildren.

Virginia Proctor
ODESSA -- Virginia Lee "Ginger" Proctor, 70, of Robert Lee, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital in San Angelo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. J.E. McCormick officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Greenwood, Okla., and was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, R.D. Proctor of Robert Lee; sons, Steve Sandefur of Odessa, Larry Sandefur of Amarillo, David Proctor of Ruidoso, N.M.; daughters, Marcia McCormick of Pecos, Rebecca Hopson of Robert Lee, Ronnie Dennis of Carlsbad, N.M.; brothers, Vernon Bowen of Tennessee, Roy Bowen of Gig Harbor, Wash., Bob Mixon of Amarillo; sisters, Joy Pogue of Phoenix City, Ala., Dorothy Bowen of Chamblee, Ga., Wilma Walker of Texarkana; sister, Peggy Bowen of Gig Harbor, Wash., Francesa Wilkinson of Trent; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Rupert Stephens
ODESSA -- Rupert "Smoky" Stephens, 71, of Odessa, a retired tool pusher, died Monday, March 2, 1998, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Frankell and moved to Odessa from Andrews. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Toney Linder of Odessa, Tammie Colbath of Odessa; sons, Bobby Stephens of Odessa, Billy Stephens of Austin, David Stephens of Odessa; Rupert Stephens II of Odessa; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Maria Ureste
FORT STOCKTON -- Maria D. Ureste, 45, of Fort Stockton, a nurse's aide, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Boquillas, Mexico, and had been a resident of Fort Stockton for 19 years. She was member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Maria de La Luz Tapia of Fort Stockton; son, Pedro Ureste of Fort Stockton; daughter, Amabilia Ureste of Fort Stockton; brother, George Chavez Tapia of Boquillas, Mexico; sisters, Maria De La Luz Tapia of Boquillas, Mexico, and Manuela Chavez Tapia of Muzquiz, Mexico.

James Brown
ODESSA -- James L. Brown, 58, a truck driver, of Simsboro, La., died Monday, March 2, 1998, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, La. Local arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
He was born in Kempner. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Lois Patton of Odessa and Patricia Drake of San Angelo; and five grandchildren.

Bobbye Cammack
COLEMAN -- Bobbye Jean Cammack, 67, a homemaker, of Coleman, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Burial will be at Santa Anna Cemetery. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home.
She was born in Weinert and moved to Coleman in 1983 from the Odessa/Monahans area. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Bobby Huffstuttler of Burnet, William Barnett of Giddings; daughter, Carrie Cecil of Coleman; brothers, Bernard Garrett of Hermleigh, Larry Garrett of Abilene, Billy Garrett of Coleman; sisters, Jessie Thompson of Coleman, Sandy Gaddy of New Braunfels; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Willie Corbitt
SAN ANGELO -- Willie Alma Corbitt, 93, of San Angelo, a retired restaurant owner, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at her residence.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born in Waco.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Bill Schumpert of San Angelo and Doug Schumpert of Odessa; daughter, Marjorie Woods Frizzell of Bangs; brothers, Charles Hughes of Liberty Hill, Bob Hughes of Olewin, Iowa; sister, Ellen Bizzell of Georgetown; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Auttie Morrow
CRANE -- Auttie Morrow, 93, of Crane, died Monday, March 2, 1998, at Crane Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. H.A. Bowens, Ellis Lane, Jackie Jeffrey, James Miles and Billy Joe Neal officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Crane. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Homes.
She was born in Morris County and had been a resident of Crane for eight years. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Brother, H.A. Skinner of Garland; and sister, Bucilla Bowens of Crane.

John Rush
ODESSA -- John A. Rush, 74, a retired letter carrier, of Odessa, died Monday, March 2, 1998, at Columbia Medical Center in San Angelo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Gary Albe officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Greenville and moved to Odessa in 1952 from Lubbock. He was a Navy veteran, and a member of the Odessa Bible Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Al Rush of San Angelo; sister, Mary Jane Davis of San Antonio; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Roy Schumacher
ODESSA -- Roy Schumacher, 73, a retired driller, of Odessa, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Lucian Rudd officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Muenster and moved to Odessa in 1946 from Wichita Falls. He was a Navy veteran.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Betty Schumacher of Odessa; sons, Ed Schumacher of Stringer, Miss., and Lynn Schumacher of Rawlins, Wyo.; daughter, Sue Faulkenberry of Wichita Falls; brother, Adolph Schumacher of La Mirada, Calif.; sister, Florence Wall of Hurst; and seven grandchildren.

Laurentia Stanley
SAN ANGELO -- Laurentia Lucy Stanley, 80, a homemaker, of San Angelo, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in San Angelo.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Greenwell officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home.
She was born in Mount Carmel, N.D.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jim Stanley of Lexington, Texas; daughters, Patricia Jones of Abilene, Kathy Fulks of San Angelo, Gerry Harden of San Angelo, Sharon Hale of Seminole, Okla., Jackie Niesner of Austin, Mary Swain and Gayle Helton, both of San Angelo and Bonnie Perkins of Lexington, Texas; brother, Dick Kartes of Duluth, Minn.; sister, Madelin Kartes Fisher of Duluth, Minn.; and 24 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Lester Wilbanks
BIG SPRING -- Lester Wilbanks, 90, a retired fire prevention officer at Webb Air Force Base, of Big Spring, died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Comanche Trail Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Herb McPherson officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements by Myers & Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
He was born in Tyler and moved to Big Spring in 1952 from Oakland, Calif. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mary Robinson of Big Spring; son, Bob Wilbanks of Big Spring; daughter, Bettye Smith of Jacksonville, Texas; stepsons, Roy Robinson of Durango, Colo., Larry Robinson of Odessa and Paul Robinson of Houston; stepdaughters, Dale Irene Robinson Biggle of Missouri City, Texas, and Marian London of Temple; one grandchild, nine step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Jose Bernal
FORT STOCKTON -- Jose R. Bernal, 72, of Fort Stockton, a retired roustabout, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at medical Center Hospital.
Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Chaumont officiating. Rosary will be said at 7 tonight at Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
He was born in Chisel and had lived in Fort Stockton since 1966 after moving from Cyanosa. He was a veteran of the Army. He was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Rufina Bernal of Fort Stockton; sons, Ruben Bernal of Fort Stockton, Salvador Bernal of Odessa, Joe Bernal Jr. of Fort Stockton; daughters, Celia Ambris of Fort Stockton, Ofelia Sanchez and Nimfa Bernal of Odessa, and Maria Elena Bernal of Fort Stockton; brothers, Amancio Bernal of Marathon, Damacio Bernal of Las Cruces, N.M., Manuel Bernal of Midland, Tomas Bernal of Almagordo, N.M., Roque Bernal of Las Cruces, N.M., Julio Rodriguez of Almagordo, N.M.; sisters, Santos Espaza of Ralls, Juanita Bernal of Almagordo, N.M.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

C.H. Burns
PARIS -- C.H. "Slim" Burns, 71, of the Direct Community died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Bright Holland Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Bright Holland Funeral Home.
He was born in Palo Edgewood. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Valda Burns of the Direct Community; son, Billy Carlon Burns of Cherry Point, N.C.; daughters, Karen Ott of Lubbock, and Sharon Griffith of Odessa, Diana Marshall of Paris; sisters, Mattie Adcock of Riverside, Calif., Lena Maud Reese of Sulphur, La.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

John Davis
ODESSA -- John Carmel Davis, 69, of Odessa, former owner of Davis Construction Company, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Latter Rain Mininstries Church with the Revs. Craig DeArmond and David Henry officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Evergreen, Ala. He was member of Latter Rain Ministries.
SURVIVORS: Brothers, Elmer Davis of Haines City, Fla., Emmitt Earl Davis and James Marlin Davis, both of Odessa; and sister, Marie Mitchell of Odessa.

Abigail Galindo
FORT STOCKTON -- Abilgail Galindo, four months, of Fort Stockton, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Fort Stockton.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Chaumont officiating. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fort Stockton Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Stockton. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Father, Ever Galindo of Fort Stockton; grandparents, Ramon and Maria Carmen Sanchez of Fort Stockton; and brother, Arian Galindo of Fort Stockton.

Mirtha Galindo
FORT STOCKTON -- Mirtha L. Galindo, 20, of Fort Stockton, a corrections officer, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Fort Stockton.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Jim Chaumont officiating. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fort Stockton Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Stockton and was a lifelong resident. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ever Galindo of Fort Stockton; parents, Ramon and Maria Carmen Sanchez of Fort Stockton; son, Arian Galindo of Fort Stockton; brothers, Sergio Sanchez, Ramon Sanchez and Javier Sanchez, all of Fort Stockton; and sisters, Rocio Carmen Rodriguez and Rosalee Sanchez, both of Fort Stockton.

Harvey Hicks
COMANCHE -- Harvey Anglin Hicks, 95, of Comanche died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Comanche Community Hospital in Comanche.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Eastside Baptist Church with the Revs. George Weeks and Don Longoria officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Comanche Funeral Home.
He was born in Comanche and was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Olan Hicks of Comanche, Robert Hicks of Big Spring; daughters, Molene Easley and Marie Easley, both of Odessa, Nita Hicks of Dallas, Robbie Ripley of Comanche, Jean Schultz of Moody; sister, Cassilee Gandy of Stephenville; 24 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Diane Olivares
LUBBOCK -- Diane Marie Olivares, 36, of Lubbock, a teacher, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at W.W. Rix Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Reb. Jim O'Connor officiating. Burial will be at City of Lubbock Cemetery. Arrangements by Rix Funeral Directors.
She was born in Lubbock and was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Frank Olivares of Lubbock; sons, Carlos L. and Matthew J. Olivares, both of Lubbock; parents, Felix and Leonela Zarazua of Lubbock; brother, Michael Zarazua of Lubbock; sisters, Sarah Zarazua, Helen Zaragoza and Sally Arredondo, all of Lubbock; and grandmother, Andrea Perez of Lubbock.

Marcos Ortiz
GRANDFALLS -- Marcos Ortiz, 78, of Grandfalls, a farmer, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at his residence.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grandfalls. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at st. Gertrude Catholic Church with the Rev. John Lucido officiating. Burial will be at Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Homes.
He was born in Terlingua and was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Maria Ortiz of Grandfalls; daughters, Rita Carrasco of Odessa, Jessie Ornelas of Albuquerque, N.M., Nat Polanco of Crane; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Janet Pinkston
CRANE -- Janet Ann Pinkston, 49, of Crane died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Midland.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Crane County cemetery. Arrangements by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
She was born in Stamford and was a 30-year resident of Crane. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Ronnie Pinkston of Crane; sons, Jeff Pinkston of Mesquite, Robert Wolsch of Midland, Dean Pinkston of Franklin, Ohio; daughter, Dawna Pinkston of Crane; mother, Devon Haught of Crane; father, R.Q. Wolsch of Odessa; brothers, Bruce Wolsch of Crane; and six grandchildren.

Matilde Tercero
ODESSA -- Matilde C. Tercero, 65, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at a later date in Mexico. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.
She was born in Ojinaga, Mexico.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Francisco Tercero of Odessa; sons, Jose Tercero of Denver City, Ervey Tercero and Manuel Tercero, both of Odessa, Robert Tercero of Ojinaga, Mexico; daughters, Blanca Hernandez of Lovington, N.M., Guadalupe Tercero of Odessa, Mary Helen Facundo of Dallas, Lourdes Paz and Elizabeth Martinez, both of Odessa.

Cager Walker
ANDREWS -- Cager M. Walker, 79, of Andrews, a retired employee of the City of Andrews Police Department, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Permian General Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at McNett Funeral Home Chapel with Bob DuPont officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Dublin Cemetery in Dublin. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in DeLeon and moved to Andrews in 1947.


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