Miscellaneous Ector County, Texas Obituaries - 1997

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Winifred Anderson
ODESSA _ Winifred Anderson, 86, a former McLennan County deputy sheriff in Waco, died Saturday, May 17, 1997 at Avalon Place.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kathryn Strempke officiating. Additional services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Concord Baptist Church in Gilmer with the Rev. Clay Potter officiating. Burial will be at Concord Baptist Cemetery in Gilmer. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Winifred Anderson was born in Florence, Colo., and came to Odessa in 1991 from Waco. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, Edward Anderson of China Springs; sister, Louise York of Odessa; four grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

Eric Bernal
PLAINS _ Eric Bernal, 33, a construction worker, died Friday, May 16, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Templo Bautista Nueva Vision Plains with the Rev. Joe Rodriguez officiating. Burial will be at Plains Cemetery. Arrangements by Head Family Funeral Home of Seagraves.
He was born in New Home and was a resident of Odessa.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Eric Bernal Jr., Joseph Bernal and Shawn Bernal, all of Odessa; daughter, Michele Bernal and Brittney Underwood, both of Odessa; mother, Mary Bernal of Plains; brothers, Ignacio Bernal of Clovis, Jessie Bernal of Abilene, Jimmy Bernal of Houston, John Bernal and Rosendo Bernal, both of Artesia, N.M.; sisters, Dora Ward of Crowell, Carol Collard of Fort Worth, Mary Ward of Plains, Jovita Trevino of Texas and Jose Saiz of Artesia, N.M.

Evelyn Dutton
PECOS _ Evelyn Dutton, 87, a homemaker, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Reeves County Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with Derrel Evins officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
She was born in Uvalde and moved to Pecos in 1974. She was a Methodist.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Franky Ramsey of Pecos; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Andres T. Gonzales Sr.
FORT STOCKTON _ Andres T. Gonzales Sr., 83, a highway maintenance worker, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at his residence.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Fort Stockton Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Stockton with the Rev. Joe Vasquez officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Fort Stockton and was a lifelong resident of Fort Stockton. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Antonia R. Gonzales of Fort Stockton; sons, Arturo Gonzales and Andy Gonzales, both of Fort Stockton; daughter, Carmen Garcia of Fort Stockton; brother, Jesus Gonzales of Oakland, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

John Moseley
ODESSA _ John Robert Moseley, 60, a truck driver, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Don Heatherington officiating. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Weches and came to Odessa in 45 years ago from Brownfield. He was U.S. Marine veteran and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Evalo Moseley of Odessa; sons, James Moseley of Alexandria, Mark Moseley and Chris Moseley, both of Watertown, and Dennis Linder of Odessa; daughter, Elizabeth Tanner and Jan Willis, both of Odessa, and Jill Hatten of Mertzon; mother, Addie Moseley of Brownfield; sisters, Lona Little of Brownfield, Fairy Bell of Corpus Christi and Nana Fay of Levelland; 12 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Burton Allen Richerson
ODESSA _ Burton Allen Richerson, 70, a retired plant operator for Shell Oil Co., died Sunday, May 18, 1997, at Medical Center Hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westover Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Wright officiating. Burial will be a 3 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
He was born in Mannsville, Okla. and came to Odessa in 1957 from Ardmore, Okla. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Marion Richerson of Odessa; son, Allen Thomas Richerson of Irving; daughter, Cynthia Lynn Richerson of Willis; sisters, Joe Muriel King of Gainesville, Shirley Razor of Onalaska and Helen Vann of Norman, Okla.

George Wells Sr.
FORT STOCKTON _ George L. ``Charlie'' Wells Sr., 68, a ranch foreman, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at his residence.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at East Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Gilmer officiating. Arrangements by Fort Stockton Funeral Home.
He was born in Crews-Runnels County and moved to Fort Stockton 40 years ago from Sheffield.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Robin Wells of Fort Stockton; sons, George Loyd Wells Jr. of Imperial, David Dionne of League City and Daniel Dionne of Beaverton, Ore.; daughters, Shirley Lou Fox of Willis, Rosie Lee Campbell and Tinnie Lynn Meyer, both of Burton, Denise Johnston of Bayon Vista, La. and Ann Murphy of Fort Stockton; sisters, Adell Asbury of Devine and Lula Sikes of Houston; brothers, Lenard ``Pee Wee'' Wells of Fort Stockton and David Wells of Carlsbad, N.M.; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Harry Yocham
ODESSA _ Harry Yocham, 65, of Andrews died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Services are pending with McNett Funeral Home.

Eva Cornejo
ANDREWS _ Eva Elvira Cornejo, infant daughter of Jose Cornejo Jr., and Elvira Valera of Andrews, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, in Andrews.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Andrews Babyland Cemetery. 
Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
SURVIVORS: Parents; grandparents, Jose Cornejo Sr. and Flora Cornejo, both of Andrews.

Bernard Jares
PECOS _ Bernard D. Jares, 73, a retired test track Driver, died Thursday, May 22, 1997, at Permian General Hospital in Andrews.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Henson officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was born in Dickenson, N.D., and was a resident of Pecos. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Tony Jares of Temple, Jerry Jares of Dayton and Gilbert Ortega of Midland; daughters, Debbie Gomez of Andrews and Yolanda Fuentez and Candy Martinez, both of Midland; brother, Ed Jares of Kingman, Ariz.; sisters, Katherine Wetsch of W.Va., Georgia Zuselt and Florence Smith, both of Utah, Dorothy Ingwerson and Louise Mewcomb, both of Oregon, and Maryetta Pond and Ann Burns, both of Wyoming; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Eunice Myers
MONAHANS _ Eunice Josephine Myers, 86, a homemaker, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Monahans Senior Center.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harkey Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Everrett Hewett officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was born in Pauls Valley, Okla., and was a resident of Monahans. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, John Myers of Monahans; daughters, Joan Brown of Rangely, Colo., and Peggy Austin of Canoga Park, Calif.; sister, Alta Lee Smith of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Ruby Sisson
ANDREWS _ Ruby Sisson, 95, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at Permian General Hospital in Andrews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the United Pentecostal Church in Andrews with the Revs. Bill Stroud and Robert Blakeney officiating. Burial will be at Andrews Old Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
She was born in McLennan and was a resident of Andrews.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Patsy Miller of Andrews; stepson, David Sisson of Big Spring; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Warren Beatty
KERMIT _ Warren D. Beatty, 66, a truck driver, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, in Winkler County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit with the Rev. Bill Campbell. Burial will be at the Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel.
He was born in Greenburg, Kan., and was a resident of Wink for 40 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Violet Beatty of Wink; daughters, Louise Stanley of Wink and Delores Fickling of Eakly, Okla.; brothers, Gene Beatty of Coldwater, Kan., and Curtis Beatty of Houston; sisters, Geraldine Poyner of Greenforce, Ark., Grace Copeland of Mullenville, Kan., Edith Black and Ruth Keith, both of Coldwater, Kan., Iris Cole of Wichita, Kan., and Ann Hollister of Miller, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ronnie Dunnam
BROWNWOOD _ Ronnie Lee Dunnam, 50, a sales representative for an oil company, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, in Fort Worth.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Brownwood. Arrangements by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.
He was born in Paris, Texas, and was a resident of Abilene before moving to Fort Worth. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Susan Dunnam of Fort Worth; son, Brad Lee Dunnam of Odessa; daughter, Tracee Dawn Machaelis of Odessa; brothers, Bradley Dunnam of Abilene and Larry Dunnam of Canadian; sisters, Sammie Plant of San Angelo, Jerry L. Currey of Abilene and Gailyn Albritton of Odessa; and one grandchild.

Ernest Flenniken
LAMESA _ Ernest Merrill Flenniken, 92, a farmer, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at Avalon Place in Odessa.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Branon Funeral Home Chapel in Lamesa with the Rev. Clifton Igo officiating. Burial will be at Lamesa Memorial Park. Arrangements by Branon Funeral Home.
He was born in Knox County and was a resident of Lamesa. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, B.W. ``Red'' Flenniken of Odessa; daughter, Doris Biggerstaff of Kingsland; brother, J.B. Flenniken of Kilgore; eight grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren.

Juan Fuentes
PECOS _ Juan ``Johnny'' Fuentes, 43, an oil field driller, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at Westwood Memorial Hospital in Midland.
Rosary will be said at 7:30 tonight at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Pecos with the Rev. Ed Carpenter officiating. Burial will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.
He was a lifetime resident of Pecos. He was a Catholic.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Angie Fuentes of Pecos; sons, Johnny Fuentes Jr., Eddie Fuentes and Jerry Fuentes, all of Pearsall, and Patrick Alex Fuentes of Pecos; daughters, Crystal Fuentes of Houston and Cynthia Scott of Plano; brothers, Gabriel Orona Jr. and Jesus Orona, both of Pecos, Herminio Orona and Raymond Orona, both of Carson, Calif., Domingo Orona of Torrence, Calif., Enrique Orona, Roy Orona and Tray Orona, all of Long Beach, Calif., and Danny Orona of California; sisters, Ramona Gonzales and Belen Natividad, both of Pecos, Noe Lara of Austin, Esperanza Hernandez of Carson, Calif., Dora Barrera of Long Beach, Calif., and Yolanda Cisneros of Torrence, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Cozette Mitchell
JAL, N.M. _ Cozette Mitchell, 72, a homemaker, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday MST at the First Baptist Church of Jal with the Rev. Michael Summers officiating. Burial will be at Jal Cooper Cemetery. Arrangements by Cooper Funeral Chapel of Kermit.
She was born in Rising Star and was a resident of Jal, N.M., for 47 years. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Husband, Doyle Vernon Mitchell of Jal; son, Doyle Parker Mitchell of Laughlin, Nev.; daughter, Mary Jean Hawthorne of Austin; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Dora Molina
MONAHANS _ Dora Oyerbides Molina, 44, a secretary, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, in Lubbock.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Third and Dwight Church of Christ in Monahans. Burial will be at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.
She was a lifetime resident of Monahans. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
SURVIVORS: Father, Manuel ``Sarge'' Molina of Monahans; and sisters, Delia Cavazoz of Crane, Delma Bustos and Diana Molina, both of Monahans.

James C. Coffee
ODESSA _ James C. Coffee, 75, died Sunday, May 25, 1997, at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Midland.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors chapel with the Rev. John Rasco officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements made by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He was born May 16, 1922, in Groesbeck and lived most of his life in Odessa. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Ann Osterloh of Odessa and Sharon Miller of Midland; brother, Truman Coffee of Odessa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Manuela Rodriguez
MARFA _ Manuela Rodriguez, 70, died Saturday, May 24, 1997, in a Fort Stockton nursing home.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today in the Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Marfa and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Demetrio Ponce officiating. Burial will be at the Merced Cemetery. Arrangements made by Memorial Funeral Home.
She was born May 10, 1927, in Shafter and she was a Catholic.

Phillip Joe York
RUIDOSO, N.M. _ Phillip Joe York, 47, of Odessa, died Tuesday, May 20, 1997, in Las Cruces, N.M.
Graveside services were held Friday, May 23, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruidoso. Arrangements made by LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
He was born Aug. 10, 1949, in Odessa. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Mother, Frances Shirley of Odessa; and sister, Betty Bennett of Odessa.

Karl Hagood
LEWISVILLE _ Karl Hagood, 27, died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Columbia Medical Center in Lewisville.
Services were held Sunday, May 25, at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Wallace. Burial followed in Old Hall Cemetery.
Arrangements made by Mulkey- Mason Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 10, 1969, in Hereford. He was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Jennifer Hagood of Lewisville; sons, Joshua, Jacob, Connor and Alec all of Lewisville; parents, Roger and JoBeth Hagood of Crane; brother, Paul Hagood of Odessa; and grandmother, Annis Doolen of Crane.

Vera Firebaugh
ODESSA _ Vera Firebaugh, 83, died Friday, May 30, 1997, in Odessa.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Odessa with the Rev. Charles McIntyre officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hubbard- Kelly Funeral Home.P> She was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was a resident of Odessa. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
SURVIVORS: Daughters, Carolyn Brooks of Del Rio and Nancy E. Arthur of Robert Lee; sons, Jerry W. Firebaugh of Del Rio, David Firebaugh and Stanley Firebaugh, both of Dallas; brothers, Clyde Pierson and Gilbert Pierson, both of Hutchinson, Kan.; sisters, Veora Abernathy and Roseamond Dunsworth, both of Hutchinson, Kan.; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Joann Harrison
DENVER CITY _ Joann Harrison, 62, a homemaker, died Thursday, May 29, 1997, at Canterbury Villa in Denver City.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Auld officiating. Burial will be at Denver City Memorial Park. Arrangements by Head Family Funeral Home.
She was born in San Antonio and was a resident of Denver City. She was a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Son, Larry Harrison of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; daughter, Teri Lynette Caison of Long Beach, N.C.; and four children.

Benjamin Trevino
ANDREWS _ Benjamin Trevino, 46, a retired floor hand, died Friday, May 30, 1997, at Permian General Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Filadelfia Assembly of God Church in Andrews. Burial will be at the Andrews North Cemetery. Arrangements by McNett Funeral Home.
He was born in Mexico and was a resident of Andrews.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Stelle Trevino of Andrews; sons, Benjamin Trevino Jr., Edward Trevino and Thomas Trevino, all of Andrews; father, Iganacio Trevino of Andrews; mother, Rosa Trevino of Andrews; brothers, Elias Trevino and Misael Trevino, both of Andrews; and sisters, Noami Davila of Andrews, Olga Mauricio of Odessa, Hilda Martinez of Merced, Calif., and Hilma Garcia of Lometa. 


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