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Paul Rea
Paul C. Rea, devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on October 4, 1999 at the age of 72.
Paul was born August 7, 1927 in Buffalo, Missouri. He was raised in St. Louis. He served 11 months in the U. S. Navy at the end of World War II and was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Westminster College, Missouri and a B.A. in geology from the University of New Mexico. He married Nancy Vann on December 16, 1955; she preceded him in death in 1993. On January 25, 1997 he married Sandy Landua.
He worked for Humble Oil and Refining Company as a geologist from 1957 to 1962, at which time he moved to Midland to become an independent. In the 1980s he formed Spectrum 7 Energy Corporation with Bill DeWitt, Jr. and George W. Bush. It was later merged with Harken Oil. He was involved with numerous oil and gas discoveries in the Permian Basin including a significant extension to the Gomez Ellenburger Field at Fort Stockton.
Paul was an active community volunteer, serving on the following boards: Midland Memorial Hospital, Clearview Hospital, Central YMCA, Metropolitan YMCA, Midland Chamber of Commerce, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Trinity School of Midland, Midland Symphony and Chorus Association, Midland Community Trust, Family Wellness Center, University of Texas Permian Basin Development Board, and the Beal Foundation. He was a founding member of Hospice of Midland. He was honored with a lifetime membership in the United Way of Midland, where he had served as general campaign chairman in 1972 and as president in 1973 and 1984. In 1996 he received the Outstanding Volunteer Fund Award from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. He was a member of numerous professional organizations. He was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, having served as Sunday School superintendent, Stewardship Chairman, Junior and Senior Warden. At the time of his death he was Vice President of Membership for the Midland Chamber of Commerce and co-chairman of the Holy Trinity “Imagine Our Future” expansion fund.
Paul is survived by his wife, Sandy; a son, Jeffrey Rea and his wife, Amy and their children, Anna Lee, Patrick Walsh and Charles Aubrey of Dallas; a daughter, Lisa Rea Moore of Midland; and a son, Michael Rea of Arizona. He is also survived by his father, Paul Rea of Buffalo, Missouri and his brother, Charles Rea of St. Louis, Missouri.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity. The interment will be at 10 a.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers are Frank Cowden, Barry Beal, Allen Whitman, Tom Wageman, Charles Tighe, Tevis Herd, Tom Brahaney, Harry Miller, Orman Hubbard and Ken Williams.
Memorials may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity Building Fund, 1412 West Illinois Avenue, Midland, Texas 79701.

Donald Cameron
Donald William Cameron was born September 17, 1930 in Pontiac, Michigan to William A. and Nellie Maude (Wilcox) Cameron. He married Harriet Jane Smith January 13, 1951 in Flint, Michigan. They had two sons and two daughters. During the Korean War he served in the Navy. Mr. Cameron was employed with General Motors for 36 years as an auditor and district sales manager. In 1976 they moved to Midland from Dallas. Mr. Cameron was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
Mr. Cameron is survived by his wife, Harriet Cameron of Midland; two sons, Donald R. Cameron of Midland and Scott D. Cameron of Dallas; two daughters and their husbands, Cheryl and James Weeks of Wichita, Kansas, and Lizabeth and James Beaver of Dallas; his brothers and their wives, Robert and Magdalena Cameron of Lakeport, California, and Douglas and Geraldine Cameron of Battlecreek, Michigan; his sister, Elaine Rose of Mission, Texas; 7 grandchildren; 4 nieces and 3 nephews.
Mr. Cameron passed from this life to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 5, 1999.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, October 8, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Gale Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Vann, Jeffrey Cameron, Kevin Carr, George Huff, Garner Wilde and James Weeks.
The family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of Midland, P. O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702 or the Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 3389, Midland, Texas 79702.

Pablo Gomez
Pablo Gomez, 78, died Monday, October 4, 1999, at Memorial Hospital and Medical Center. He was born to Antonio and Micaela Gomez on January 13, 1921 in Karnes City, Texas. In 1940 he married Ramona Tobias in Refugio, Texas. He retired from farming. The couple lived in Ackerly, Texas since 1965 and in 1996 they moved to Odessa, and had recently moved to Midland. He was a former member of La Hermosa Baptist Church in Ackerly and a present member of Iglesia Bautista El Mesias of Odessa.
A prayer service is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Reyes-Garcia Chapel. The funeral service will be held Thursday, October 7, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Iglesia Bautista El Mesias, 610 Royalty in Odessa, Texas, with Pastor Juan M. Gaona and Associate Pastor Dr. Louis R. Tyler officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Ackerly Cemetery in Ackerly, Texas. The funeral arrangements are under the direction of Reyes-Garcia Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Micaela Gomez; a son, Victor Gomez; and two grandsons, Paul Gomez III and Roland Gomez Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Ramona Gomez of Midland; eight daughters, Micaela Gomez and Juanita G. Flores, both of Midland, Maria Louisa Gomez of Robstown, Epifania Gomez of Odessa, Helen G. Maholly of Lamesa, Elda G. Zamora of Big Spring, Antonia G. Aguilar of Lamesa, and Emily G. Rodriquez of San Angelo; three sons, Joe Gomez, Pablo Gomez II and Ricardo Gomez, all of Midland; a sister, Delia Barron of Prosser, Washington; two brothers, Eddie Gomez of Ackerly and Lupe Gomez of Big Spring; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Wayland Moore
Wayland Pless Moore was born December 20, 1930 in Waco, Texas to Willie and Thelma (Tadlock) Moore. He was reared and educated in Waco, Texas. He served in the Military during nine wars, campaigns and expeditions from 1946 to 1956. After serving eleven years in the Navy as Chief Petty Officer on the USS Boxer and USS New Jersey, he moved to Midland, Texas, where he became a Building Construction Contractor.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Moore of Midland; three sons, Jerry Moore, Don Moore and his wife, Ellen of Midland and Jessie Moore of Abilene, Texas; one daughter, Kathy Cooper and her husband, Bobby, of Midland; three brothers, Willie Moore and Norman Moore, both of Waco, Texas, and Kenneth Moore of San Angelo, Texas; two sisters, Betty Coffee of Blanket, Texas, and Sadie Freedman of Waco, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Wayland lived a full, honest and happy life. He was fortunate to have six wonderful grandchildren: Donnie Moore, Ben Moore, Rachael Moore, Jill Moore, Colton Durham, Beth (Durham) Trew; and one great-grandchild, Alexus Raven Trew. He was a great man and we will all be wealthier to have had him in our lives, so rich in character. He built a lot of Midland and loved teaching his children and grandchildren the Art of Building, Honesty and his favorite hobby of Bass Fishing. He will be greatly missed.
Mr. Moore passed away October 4, 1999 after a lengthy illness.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ellis Funeral Home. Services have been scheduled from 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, at Ellis Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Frazier officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven. Ellis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of Midland, Inc., P. O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702; and would like to thank Hospice and friends for all their help, support and prayers. Special thanks to Mary Fluker and Dr. David Watkins.
Pallbearers are Auvie Bailey, Tommy Christon, Jack Hollums, Don Swafford, Tommy Garyin, and Jimmy O’Neal.

George Biden 
George Thomas Biden Jr. went to be with his maker Sept. 29, 1999. George was born to George Thomas Biden Sr. and Margret Biden on Dec. 22, 1931 in Mexico, Maine.
At his request, there will be no service or visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland, Maine.
George, a former Midlander, worked for Permian Corp. for many years, then in Dead River Co. in Maine, and currently with Biden/Pottle’s Trans. of Bangor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margret Biden; sister, Doris; brother, Andrew Biden; and a daughter, Hazel Biden Abbott.
Survivors include his wife, Linda L. Biden of Howland; three daughters, Rosemary Hamelton of Gorgie, Karen Jeanette Derscheid of Odessa, TX and Diane Friday and one son, George Thomas Biden III, both of Midland; two sisters, Constance Chaisson of Rumford, Me. and Hazel Charlton of Venice, Fla.; two brothers, Ronald Biden of Aloha, Ore. and William Biden of Fairbanks, Alaska; and had 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Marshall Winegar
Marshall A. “Joe” Winegar was born August 19, 1924, the son of Ambrose and Lizzie Winegar. Ambrose was killed in an oil field accident only one month before Marshall’s birth. The young widow and mother of a one-month-old and five other children said, “Only by the grace of God and only with help from Him, her family and friends was she able to feed, clothe, and keep her family together during the depression years.” As a young child, Marshall and his siblings worked in cotton fields, peanut fields, shelling black-eyed peas or in general manual labor. He married Mary Emma Pipkin on December 3, 1942. He worked farming and numerous odd jobs before coming to Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) in 1952. Mary also started her career at the Texas Tech Library the same year. Marshall worked in Addressograph, Mail Services and the Mimeograph Department (General Services) as the Director. He also worked in the Athletic Department and the Security area. He was the Saddle Tramp Founder and sponsor and was also appointed “lifetime member” status. Marshall “Joe” was instrumental in the building and design of the Texas Tech University entrance marker seal and fountain. He was a lifetime member and sponsor of Alpha Phi Omega. In 1972, Marshall “Joe” Winegar was named “Man of the Year” for Texas Tech and was featured in the La Ventana, Texas Tech’s yearbook. He also received the “Top Techsan” Award at the University. He was nominated by Yale University to NACUBO (National Association of Colleges and Business Organizations). The next year he was elected Chairman of the Postal Rules and Regulations Committee. This committee worked on implementing the zip code system and Marshall “Joe” also introduced a bill through Congress which saved colleges and universities across America millions of dollars in mail expenses so students could receive catalog information. Later he received the coveted Pony Express Award and numerous other awards for his dedication and service.
Marshall “Joe” Winegar was a Red Raider to the core. He poured his life into the University and was a credit to Lubbock and the university community. He was a member of the Yellowhouse Masonic Lodge of Lubbock. Upon their retirement in 1978, they moved to The Colony, Texas, where he was in the copier business for approximately ten years.
Marshall “Joe” and Mary have three children: two sons — Marshall Roy and wife, Louise Winegar of The Colony, Texas, and Alvie Max and wife, Alice Winegar of Aledo, Texas; one daughter — Mary Sue and husband, Mike Goldwater of College Station; seven grandchildren — Alvie Max Winegar II, Angela Rachelle and husband, Travis Martin, Marshall Jason and wife, Belinda Goldwater, Michael Wayne and wife, Robin Goldwater, Tamela Dawn and husband, Wayne Foley, Dana Lynn Winegar, Ginger Louise and husband, Steve McDaniel; and five great-grandchildren — Jeremy Shane McDaniel, Travis Ryan Martin, Jr., Colin Wayne Foley, Wesley Waylon and Jacob Marshall Goldwater.
Marshall “Joe” was survived by his sister, Obanetta and husband, Lynn Newsome of Henderson, Texas; a sister-in-law, Nellie Winegar of Crosbyton, Texas, a sister-in-law, Bill Winegar of Farmersville, Texas, and a sister-in-law, Callie Giesecke of Matador, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and four brothers, W.T. “Dub”, Arlin, Thurston, and Kelton Winegar.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Goldwater, Jason Goldwater, Alvie Max Winegar, Wayne Foley, Travis Martin, Steve McDaniel, Dan Combe, and Eugene Barkowsky.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of The Colony, Texas. Marshall “Joe” Winegar acknowledged God as his savior and his wife as his best friend and mate. God was his hope in the beginning and was his hope in the end.
Funeral services will be at First United Methodist Church in McAdoo, Texas at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 6. Reverend Edward Barkowsky will conduct services and burial will immediately follow in the McAdoo Cemetery.
Services will be under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home & Chapel of Midland, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Marshall A. “Joe” Winegar Memorial Fund at any Bank One, Account #1578174326.

Betty Reeves
Betty M. Reeves, 67, died Sunday, October 3, 1999 at a local hospital.
Services are to be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at First Christian Church with Reverend Tommy Potter officiating and Reverend Gayle Reeves assisting. Burial is to be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home in Midland, Texas.
Mrs. Reeves was born January 1, 1932 in Marietta, Oklahoma.
She was a real estate broker and a member of First Christian Church of Midland.
Mrs. Reeves was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Lela Gray; and a daughter, Lela C. Reeves in 1972.
Survivors include her husband, Carroll B. Reeves of Midland, Texas; a son, Chris Reeves and his wife, Phyllis, of Seguin, Texas; three brothers, Buck Gray of Marietta, Oklahoma, and Bill Gray and Jimmy Gray, both of Gainesville, Texas; two sisters, Olene Flanagan of Ardmore, Oklahoma and Bobbie Brooks of Gainesville, Texas; four grandchildren, Phillip, Amber, Cagney, and Maggie Reeves, all of Seguin, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Reeves’ nephews will be serving as Honorary Pallbearers.
Memorials can be made to First Christian Church, 1301 W. Louisiana, Midland, Texas 79701.

Robert Sparkman
Our dearest, beloved father, Robert “Bobby” Sparkman, was called home to be with our Lord and Father on October 3, 1999. He passed away at Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness.
Bobby was born to Monnie and Eva Sparkman on July 28, 1934 in Minden, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He married Dorothy “Dot” Titus on August 6, 1959 in Henderson, Texas. He moved, with his family, to Odessa in 1961 to work in the oil field industry. He started with Liberty Reversing Units and Fishing Tools, Inc. driving a truck and running a reversing unit. He became vice president in 1967 and president and full owner in 1972.
Bobby was very active in the community and generously supported various local, state and national causes. He was an active member of the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang and currently served on the Board of Directors. He served as Gang Boss in 1983. He also currently served on the Board of Directors for the Permian Basin International Oil Show and was the first assistant to the Executive Director, Jay Alvey. He was a life member of the BPO Elks and had served as the Exalted Ruler in 1971-72. He also currently served on the Board of Directors of the Sportsman Conservationists of Texas and was a member of the American Legion. He had been a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church for 38 years.
Bobby greatly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He spent a lot of time at his ranch in Mullin, Texas and truly loved hunting quail with his bird dogs.
Bobby was preceded in death by the love of his life, his beautiful wife, Dot Sparkman, on October 4, 1996. He was also preceded in death by his mother, Eva Sparkman; father, Monnie Sparkman; and brothers, Jack Sparkman, Billy Jones and Carl Jones.
He is survived by his six children, four sons: Terry “Butch” Vance and wife; Kristina of Waco, Monnie Sparkman and wife, Jill of Odessa; John Sparkman and wife, Leslie of Odessa, Jacky Sparkman and wife, Wendy of Odessa; and two daughters: Stacey Gerig and husband, Mitch of Plano; Joni Sparkman-Strawn and husband, Ben of Odessa. He is survived by 17 grandchildren who were the absolute joy of his life. He is survived by his brothers, T.J. Jones of Kilgore, Buddy Sparkman of Tyler, and Charles Sparkman of Seattle, Washington; and sisters, Billie David of Midland, Betty Smith of Henderson, Ann Best of Henderson, Gladys Crouch of Kilgore, Lois Siler of Price, Texas, and Judy Wilkins of Gladewater.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999, in the First Baptist Church of Odessa with the Reverend Doctor Jimmy Law of Chapel Hill Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Bill Edge, Bill Cooper, Randy Harris, Frog Allen, George Dennard, John Holdridge, Lynn Moore and Don Narrell. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang and the Permian Basin International Oil Show Board of Directors.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

Gracie Jackson
Gracie Mae Jackson, 53, of Midland, passed away at her home Saturday, October 2, 1999.
Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at Fairview Cemetery. The Rev. Roy Roberson of Big Spring will officiate. Services will be under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home & Chapel.
Gracie was born February 22, 1946 in Rosebud, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Tims. From Rosebud they moved to Lamesa, where she attended school and then to Midland in 1967. She was a housewife and a member of the Northside Church of Christ.
Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
She is survived by one son, Jermaine Jackson; four daughters, Dorothy Walker of Midland, Melinda Douglas of Arlington, Texas, Ernestine Jackson of Midland, and Yolanda Jackson of Midland; three brothers, Earnest Green of Abilene, Jessie Green of Midland and Ted Smith of Sheffield, Texas; three sisters, Willie Jewell Shaw of Midland, Rosita Burns of Midland and Bessie Jackson of Midland; and six grandchildren.

Wayland Moore
Wayland Pless Moore was born December 20, 1930 in Waco, Texas to Willie and Thelma (Tadlock) Moore. He was reared and educated in Waco, Texas. He served in the Military during nine wars, campaigns and expeditions from 1946 to 1956. After serving eleven years in the Navy as Chief Petty Officer on the U.S.S. Boxer and U.S.S. New Jersey, he moved to Midland, Texas where he became a Building Construction Contractor.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Moore of Midland; three sons, Jerry Moore, Don Moore and his wife, Ellen of Midland and Jessie Moore of Abilene, Texas; one daughter, Kathy Cooper and her husband, Bobby, of Midland; three brothers, Willie Moore and Norman Moore, both of Waco, Texas, and Kenneth Moore of San Angelo, Texas; two sisters, Betty Coffee of Blanket, Texas and Sadie Freedman of Waco, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Wayland lived a full, honest and happy life. He was fortunate to have six wonderful grandchildren: Donnie Moore, Ben Moore, Rachael Moore, Jill Moore, Colton Durham, and Beth (Durham) Trew; and one great-grandchild, Alexus Raven Trew. He was a great man and we will all be wealthier to have had him in our lives, so rich in character. He built a lot of Midland and loved teaching his children and grandchildren the art of building, honesty and his favorite hobby of bass fishing. He will be greatly missed.
Mr. Moore passed away October 4, 1999 after a lengthy illness.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ellis Funeral Home. Services have been scheduled from 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, at Ellis Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Frazier officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven. Ellis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of Midland, Inc., P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702; and would like to thank Hospice and friends for all their help, support and prayers. Special thanks to Mary Fluker and Dr. David Watkins.
Pallbearers are Auvie Bailey, Tommy Christon, Jack Hollums, Don Swafford, Tommy Garyin, and Jimmy O’Neal.

Myrtle Jones
Myrtle Estelle Jones was born to Sam and Dora Crouch on June 28, 1907 in Bossier City, Louisiana. She passed away October 2, 1999 after a lengthy illness.
She married Roy Jones in Hale Center on June 10, 1922 and they moved to Midland in 1927. She and her husband had been in farming most of their married life. They had also operated a dairy for several years. She continued with the farming operation after his death on February 2, 1966. She was a longtime member of North Main Street Church of Christ and was also active with the Senior Citizen’s group for many years before poor health kept her homebound.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, infant daughter, two infant great-grandsons, and two sons-in-law.
She is survived by two daughters, Clara Rhoden and Vada Merriman, and a son and daughter-in-law, R.D. and Darlene Jones, all of Midland. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Myrtle Jean Wadsworth, Darla Kay Alexander, Desi Rhoden, Dean Rhoden, Debra Diane Craig, Roy Ernest Jones, Judy Gaye Jones, and John Dudley Jones. She has eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was “Mom” to four generations of family and friends.
Visitation with the family was Monday in Ellis Funeral Home. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Merle Shows
Merle Shows was born July 27, 1916 in Foley, Alabama to Hansford and Dovie Shows. He was reared in Foley and following graduation from high school, he attended Auburn University where he received an engineering degree. During World War II he served as a B-24 Bombardier and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars. He received his honorable discharge on September 23, 1945. Mr. Shows surveyed for Cliff Cool and the City of Midland before forming his own civil engineering company, the Merle Shows Company. Mr. Shows qualifies as a member of “The Greatest Generation” referred to in the book by Tom Brokaw dedicated to WWII Veterans. He was also a member of the Texas Surveyors Association.
Mr. Shows married Imogene (Jean) Touchstone December 27, 1970 in Midland.
Mr. Shows died at a local nursing home Friday, October 1, 1999.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jean Shows of Midland; his daughters, Morna Strengholt of Key West, FL, Elaine Holt of Bedford, TX, and LaRue Dawson of Paradise, TX; his step-daughter, Charlotte Seay of Midland; his step-sons, Ron Craig of Louisville, TX, Coy Craig of Rockwall, TX, and Ted Craig of Arlington, TX; his sisters, Alberta and Mertice, both of San Antonio; his nephew, Wayne Parker of Foley, AL; 3 granddaughters; and 1 great-grandson.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ellis Funeral Home. Graveside services have been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Molly Krueger, of First United Methodist Church, and Reverend Bob Hopkins, of First Baptist Church, officiating. Ellis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Members of the Texas Surveyors Association will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family requests memorials be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 3389, Midland, Texas 79702.

Samantha Amstutz
Samantha Amstutz was born August 6, 1997 in Midland, Texas to Matthew Abram and Tracy (Kawell) Amstutz.
She died at a local hospital Wednesday, September 29, 1999.
Samantha was preceded in death by her father, Matthew Amstutz on August 7, 1998. She is survived by her mother, Tracy Amstutz; her sister, Justine Marie Amstutz, both of Pflugerville; her grandparents, Christa and Gus Kawell, Jr. of Pflugerville, Alyce Amstutz of Indiana, and Cletus and Beci Amstutz of Midland.
Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral services have been scheduled 1:00 PM Saturday at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn D. Gillham officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Leonard Jobe
Leonard Morten Jobe was born September 8, 1916 in Petersburg, Tennessee, to Joseph H. and Vallie Sue (Luna) Jobe. He graduated from SMU in 1950 and married Dorothy Peace Young in Sweetwater that same year. He was a member at Fairmont Park Church of Christ, where he had formerly served as an elder. He has been a Midland resident since 1952.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Young Jobe of Midland; a son, Michael P. Jobe and his wife, Kay Lynn of Midland; a daughter, Margaret Renfro of Midland; and 5 grandchildren.
Mr. Jobe died Friday, September 24, 1999, in a Midland hospital.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday in Fairmont Park Church of Christ with Don Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Bob Alexander
Bob Alexander was born September 25, 1928 in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Hulan and Nellie (Tanner) Alexander. He grew up in Clovis, New Mexico, and, at the age of nine, began working in the produce business with his father and grandfather. He went to college at New Mexico A&M and moved to Midland in 1958. He was owner of Imperial Produce Market from 1971 until 1996. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandpus. He will be missed by all of his loved ones. He always kept his sense of humor and made every day special for his loved ones. Mr. Alexander was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Nell Alexander, and an infant son, Miles Lamont Alexander. Survivors include his wife, Sybil Ham Alexander of Midland; a daughter, Priscilla Alexander of Midland; a granddaughter, Shantel “Alexis” Mackey of Lubbock; a sister, Lillie Toliver and her husband, Bill of Clovis, New Mexico; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces.
Mr. Alexander passed away on his birthday, Saturday, September 25, 1999, at his residence.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Park, with Reverend Bob Porterfield of West Kentucky Street Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
The family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702.

John Mothershead
John Milam Mothershead passed away at his home in Midland on September 23, 1999.
He was born to Finis and Lillian Mothershead on May 26, 1926 in Amarillo, Texas. Jack has made Midland his home since March of 1966 and he had worked as an independent geologist since 1968. He started his career with the Ohio Company (Marathon) in Wichita Falls and Amarillo after graduated in 1949 with a BA in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin. Jack also worked for the Ohio Company in Midland and Drilling and Exploration (D&E) in Dallas. He was a longtime member and served as treasurer for the Society of Professional Earth Scientists. Jack served his country as an enlisted man in the Navy during World War II and as an Air Force Officer during the Korean War.
Jack’s wife of 46 years, Ginger, preceded him in death in 1996. He is survived by his daughter, Jean of Midland; his sons, George of Houston and Jimmy of New Orleans.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ellis Funeral Home. Graveside services have been scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, in the family plot in Cleburne Cemetery in Cleburne, Texas.


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