Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1998

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Leo Martin
KERMIT -- Leo D. Martin, 88, of Monahans, a pumper, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Baker-Brame Care Center of Monahans.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Henry O'Freund officiating. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel, Inc.
He was born in Manningyon, W.V., and was a veteran.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Donna Caldwell of Oklahoma City, Anne Meredith of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

Ferd Meyer
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Ferd Meyer, 98, of Bowling Green, Mo., a retired farmer, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green, Mo.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Clement Catholic Church with the Revs. Pat Quinn and Ed Doyle officiating. Burial will be at St. Clement Cemetery. Arangements by Kirks Funeral Home.
He was born in St. Louis County, Mo., and moved to St. Clement, Mo., in 1925.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Vera Smith of Gardendale, Clem Porter of Knox City, Mo., Mary M. "Mog" Orf of Bowling Green, Mo., and Martha Meyer Hoggard of Odessa; sons, Melvin Meyer and Arthur Meyer, both of Bowling Green, Mo.; stepdaughters, Marilyn Schuckenbrock of Bowling Green, Mo., Kathleen Korte of Jefferson City, Mo., and Shirley Traynor of Curryville, Mo.; stepson, Bud Korte of North Port, Fla.; 38 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

O.B. Whiteside
ODESSA -- O.B. Whiteside, 83, of Odessa, a retired building contractor, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Parks Methodist Retirment Village.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Revs. David Pistone and Scott Seymour officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Stephens County and moved to Odessa in 1939. He was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Laverne Clark of Odessa; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Nora Williams
ODESSA -- Nora Mae Williams, 88, of Odessa, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services were held Monday, March 9, 1998, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jess Little officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Merkel.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Harold Williams and Cliff Williams both of Odessa; daughters, JoAnn Leatherwood, Sandra Swinney both of Odessa and Jean Lehner of Granbury; sister, Beatrice Thomas of Athens; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

J.D. Buckley
CRANE -- J.D. Buckley, 79, of Crane, a retired oilfield driller, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Crane Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Miracle officiating. Burial will be at Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements by Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
He was born in Hasse, and had been a resident of Crane since 1955. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Lenora Pritschow of Plano and Ramona Powell of Blue Eye, Mo.; step-sons, Stanley James and Jimmy Clayton James, both of Sonora; step-daughters, Judy Jones of Carlsbad, N.M., and Linda Wallace of Sonora; sisters, Hazel Wisdom, Virgie Dennis and Irene Harrison, all of Gorman, Corinne Waldon of Clyde and Nelda Towery of Prinston, Ken.; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Don Carroll
ODESSA -- Don R. Carroll, 52, of Odessa, a minister for Eisenhower Church of Christ, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Eisenhower Church of Christ. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born in El Paso and had lived in Odessa since 1979.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jeanette Southern Carroll of Odessa; sons, Don Roger Carroll Jr. of Amarillo, Christopher Michael Carroll of Odessa and Marcus Todd Carroll of Abilene; parents, Darwin Redwine and Ella Sadie Carroll of El Paso; brother, John Woodrome Carroll of Odessa; and sister, Kathy Kay Carroll of Parkersburg, W.V.

Micaela Gonzales
ODESSA -- Micaela Gonzales, 64, of Watsonville, Calif., a homemaker, died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Community Hospital in Watsonville, Calif.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Luis Cepeda officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.
She was born in Balmorhea and moved to Odessa in 1967. She was Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Dulces Gonzales of Watsonville, Calif.; sons, Carlos Gonzales, Benito Gonzales, Samuel Gonzales and Gonzalo Gonzales, all of Watsonville, Calif.; daughters, Elma Castillo of Watsonville, Calif., and Nancy Castillo of Odessa; brothers, Ricardo Castillo, Roberto Castillo and Julian Castillo, all of Odessa; sister, Ramona Gomez of Midland; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Myrl Norman
ODESSA -- Myrl Guy Norman, 83, of Odessa, a retired custodian, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Eisenhower Church of Christ. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Hopkins County. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Ruth J. Norman of Odessa; son, Mark D. Norman of Austin; daughters, Peggy Price of Sulphur Springs and Myrna Rose of Garland; brothers, Carol Norman of Union, Ore., Glen Norman of Fredericksburg and Harold Norman of Odessa; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

James Wolfe
MIDLAND -- James C. "Wolfie" Wolfe of Midland died Sunday March 8, 1998, at a local hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Christian Church with Dr. Jim Rudd officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
He was born in Evant, and was a member of Memorial Christian Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, James Mark Wolfe of Denton; daughter, Anda Elizabeth Thomas of Clinton, Tenn.; brothers, C.R. "Cotton" Wolfe and Seburn Wolfe, both of Breckenridge and Jap Wolfe of Houston; sister, Pebble Corbell of Midland; and four grandchildren.

Daisy Borland
MIDLAND -- Daisy Borland, 83, a farmer and homemaker, of Midland County died Wednesday, March 11, 1998.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Church of Christ with Eli Borden officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m Saturday at Pyron Cemetery in Scurry County. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Scurry County and was a longtime resident of Midland County. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Roy Borland of Galston, NSW, Australia, and R. Mike Borland of Midland; daughter, Ann Borland Wall of Midland; sisters, Mable Glass and Merle Glass, both of Hermleigh, Jane Bollinger of Roscoe and Geneva Smith of Lockney; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Phillip Brooks
DE SOTO -- Phillip "Don" Brooks, 60, of Lancaster, owner/operator of Allied Oil Equipment Inc. and Bassco Services in Dallas, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Baptist Church in De Soto. Burial will be at Edgewood Cemetery in Lancaster. Arrangements by Byrum Funeral Home.
He was born in Borger and was a former resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Linda Brooks of Lancaster; sons, Cris Brooks and Ricky Brooks, both of Lancaster and Phillip Don Brooks Jr. of Dallas; daughter, Angela Novy of Ennis; brother, Jan L. Brooks of Odessa; and six grandchildren.

Shadon Diaz
ODESSA -- Shadon Rene Diaz, infant daughter of Mike and Tabatha Diaz of Odessa, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Parents; brother, Michael Diaz of Odessa; and sister, Brittney Beck of Odessa.

Chyrel Gardner
MONAHANS -- Chyrel Ruth Gardner, 58, an office manager, of Monahans, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at her residence.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harkey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was a lifetime resident of Monahans. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, James Kent Newby of Duncan, Okla., Weston Ward Gardner of Odessa, William "Bill" Nichols of Greenville and Joe Dan Nichols of Monahans; daughter, Trish Gardner of Odessa; grandparent, Ethel Ingham of Monahans; and one grandchild.

Antonio Hernandez
KERMIT -- Antonio Garcia Hernandez III, infant son of Tony and Briza Hernandez Jr., died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Ralph Barranger officiating. Burial will be at Kermit Cemetery.
SURVIVORS: Parents; sisters, Heather Hernandez and Mariah Hernandez, both of Kermit; grandparents, Antonio and Essie Hernandez of Kermit, Manuel and Josephina Navarrette of Kermit; great-grandparents, Clementa Marquez and Eulojia Hernandez, both of Kermit.

Donna Jones
MIDLAND -- Donna Beth Jones, 55, of Greenwood, died March 11, 1998.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Church of Christ with Eli Borden officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pyron Cemetery in Scurry County. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Roscoe and was a longtime resident of Midland County. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Son, Joe Todd Jones of Dallas; daughter, Tasha-Ni Jones of Midland; sister, Ann Borland Wall of Midland; brothers, Roy Borland, Galston, NSW, Australia, and R. Mike Borland of Midland; and two grandchildren.

Donna Murphree
MIDLAND -- Donna Murphree, 60, activities director for Terrace West Nursing Home, of Midland, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, in Midland.
Memoral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Hafeman officiating. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home.
She was born in Hobbs, N.M., and moved to Midland in 1984.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Dixie Murphree of Midland; sons, Tim Bowden of Midland and Tony Bowden of Walnut Creek, Calif.; daughters, Nancy Doss of Angelton and Gina Tischler of Midland; brother, Perry Province of Alexandria, Va.; sister, Beulah Debuque of West Branch, Mich.; four stepchildren; and four grandchildren.

Jerry White
MIDLAND -- Jerry Lee White, 40, an employee of Mobil Oil Co., of Midland, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Midland.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hadley R. Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Pipkin Funeral Home.
He was born in McCamey and was a longtime resident of Midland.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Patricia White of Midland; sons, Terry White and Gary White, both of Midland; daughter, Marcia White of Midland; mother, R.T. White of Midland; brothers, W. Charles White and James T. White, both of Midland, Larry L. White of Odessa and Donald Wayne White of Beaumont; and sisters, Clara Carter of Dallas, Diane Woods and Becky White, both of Midland.

Barbara Cooke
ODESSA -- Barbara Ray Cooke, 64, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Thursday March 12, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Odessa Tabernacle with the Rev. Sam Jordan officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Garden. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. She was born in Corpus Christi and was a member of Odessa Tabernacle Church.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Rex C. Cooke of Odessa; daughters, Gayla French of Wichita Falls, Misty Dennard of Odessa; step-sons, Rex. M. Cooke of Odessa, Donald Cooke of Carlsbad, N.M.; step-daughters, Bennie Scown and Valeri Apodaca, both of Odessa; sister, Pat Burns of Port Lavaca; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Chyrel Gardner
MONAHANS -- Chyrel Ruth Gardner, 58, of Odessa, an office manager, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at her mother's residence in Monahans.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harkey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Monahans and was a longtime resident of Monahans. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Florene Nichols of Monahans; sons, James Kent Newby of Duncan, Okla., Weston Ward Gardner of Odessa, William "BIll" Nichols of Greenville, Joe Dan Nichols of Monahans; daughter, Trish Gardner of Odessa; grandparent, Ethel Ingham of Monahans; and one grandchild.

V. Jane Matthews
ABILENE -- V. Jane Matthews, 80, of Abilene, a retired insurance agent, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at a local nursing center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Revs. Leroy Mason and Jonny Millington officiating. Burial will be at Corinth Cemetery in Eastland County. Arrangements by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes.
She was born in Eastland County and was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sisters, Faye Matthews and Dora Fambrough, both of Abilene.

Jana Pugh
ODESSA -- Jana Gail Pugh, 62, of Odessa, a retired clerk, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Mark Woodruff officiating. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
She was born Springfield, Mo.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Phil Pugh of Odessa; daughters, Vicki Steel and Lori Ellis, both of Odessa; sons, Paul Pugh of Flower Mound; brother, David Harris of San Antonio; and seven grandchildren.

Inez Purcell
FREDERICKSBURG -- Inez Ratchford Purcell, 97, of Fredericksburg, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Knopp Nursing Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Dusek officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Arrangements by Beckmann Funeral Home.
She was born in Fort Stockton.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Margaret Bierschwale of Fredericksburg, Caroline Barnes of Odessa; son, John Purcell of Dallas; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pearl Stanley
ANDREWS -- Pearl Belew Stanley, 86, of Andrews, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Chapel with the Rev. Dr. H.A. Hanks officiating. Burial will be at Andrews Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in Newton County, Mo., and moved to Andrews in 1989 from Seminole. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Evelyn Eades, Joyce Stevenson and Melvah Wharton, all of Andrews, Helen Bendrick of Arlington; step-daughter, Jewell Helmes of Seminole; sister, Lora Hoover of Neosho, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Ralph Wilson
SWEETWATER -- Ralph Leon Wilson, 49, of Odessa, a machinist, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at McCoy Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Roy C. Jones officiating. Burial will be at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home.
He was born in Maysefield and had lived in Odessa for 12 years after moving from Sweetwater.
SURVIVORS: Father, M.T. Staten of Sweetwater; brothers, Freddie Lee Wilson of Big Spring, Tommy Wilson of Fort Worth, Marvin Wilson of Odessa; sisters, Bertha Mae Staten of Sweetwater, Jonell Thomas of Las Cruces, N.M., and Brenda Moore of Sweetwater.

Ray Cacy
MONAHANS -- Ray Jack Cacy, 84, an oil field worker for Perry R. Bass, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Monahans with the Rev. Barry Klempnauer officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
He was born in Oilton, Okla., and was a resident of Monahans for 49 years. He was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Marie Cacy of Monahans; son, Stephen Cacy of Lima, Peru; daughter, Sharron Cooper of Monahans; sister, Ethel Martin of Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Leonard Houston
ODESSA -- Leonard Houston, 92, a former custodian at Odessa College, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at Deerings Nursing Home.
Services will be held at noon Monday at the Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Young officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Merkel and has been a resident of Odessa since 1967.
SURVIVORS: Son, Jerry Houston of Littleton, Colo.; daughters, Shirley Simpson of Odessa and Clarice Andrade of Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii; sister, Louise Darr of Imperial, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Johnny Vineyard
ODESSA -- Johnny Ray Vineyard, 66, a retired insurance salesman, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services were held Friday, March 13, 1998, at the Hubbard-Kelly Chapel. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Lefors and was a resident of Odessa. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Johnny Windom Vineyard and Archie Scott Vineyard, both of Lubbock, and Kelly Don Vineyard of Irving; daughter, Windi Lee Catchpool of Round Rock; mother, Onie Gibson of Glenrose; brothers, Charlie Vineyard of Glenrose, Bob Vineyard of Pahrump, Nev., and Jimmy Vineyard of Oklahoma City; sisters, Adella Woods of Mesquite and Pat Vineyard of Amarillo; and three grandsons.

Lola Wisdom
SEMINOLE -- Lola M. Wisdom, 55, former church secretary and bookkeeper for IGA, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, in Lubbock.
Services were held Saturday, March 14, 1998, at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Derrell Evins and Shane Kinnison officiating. Burial was at Gaines County Memorial Park. Arrangements by Roger Pool Funeral Home.
She was born in Seagraves and was a resident of Seminole. She was Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Robert "Redd" Wisdom of Seminole; sons, David Kirk Wisdom of Houston and Jack Lenley Wisdom of Plainview; daughter, Kimberly Ann Garcia of Seminole; mother, Ellen Modena Wescott Ridens of Seminole; brother, Jack Ridens of Desdemona; sisters, Lenora Burns of Seminole, Ellen Parker of Gorman and Ann Green of Springfield, Mo.; and several grandchildren.


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