Services are scheduled for Letta Robertson at 10 a.m. Thursday, December
30th at Pipkin Chapel with Rev. Robert Frasier of Valley View Baptist Church
officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven immediately following the service,
under the direction of Pipkin Funeral Home.
Letta was born on June 3, 1927 in Crosbyton, Texas to Evie and William
Edwards. She graduated from Crosbyton High School in 1946. She married
Billie W. Robertson November 20, 1947 in Ralls, Texas. She was a loving
wife, mother, and grandmother. Letta was a cook for the Buckle L Ranch
in Childress for 18 years, before moving to Yoakum, Texas. She then worked
for the Cow County Leather Factory in Yoakum for 11 years, before moving
to Midland in 1983. Here she worked for Midland Independent School District
Food Services for 16 years. Letta retired from the school district in August
of 1999. Letta was a member of Valley View Baptist Church until the time
she passed away.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Clarence Edwards of Lubbock,
Pallbearers will be James Robertson, Danny Robertson, Mike Robertson,
Jesse Buchanan, Chris Buchanan, and Bill Swinney.
Memorials may be made in Letta's name to Hospice of Midland.
Graveside services for Richard "Dick" Booker are set for 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 30, 1999, at Resthaven Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements
are under the direction of Ellis Funeral home. Visitation will be held
Wednesday, December 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ellis Funeral Home.
Mr. Booker died Sunday evening, December 26, 1999, at a local hospital.
He was a member of Permian Basin Crude Oil Rep. Assn. (Past President),
Midland Country Club, New Mexico Oil & Gas Assn., and a member of the
First Baptist Church of Midland. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and hunting.
Mr. Booker is survived by his son, Rick Booker of Midland; two grandchildren,
William Christopher Booker and Andrew Erick Booker, both of Lubbock; and
a friend, Chris Hamlin of Midland.
In place of usual remembrances, the family suggests memorials to Hospice
of Midland at P. O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702.
Mrs. Offield died Monday morning, December 27, 1999, at a local hospital.
Visitation will be at Ellis Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 28th,
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services have been set for Wednesday, December
29, 1999, at 1:00 p.m. at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow
at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Manley, Michael Manley, Jeff
Edwards, Johnny Vines, Dale Vines, and Lanny Cole.
Joseph Clyde Lawrence was born on August 20, 1909 in Winnsboro, Texas
to W. P. and Edna J. Highnote Lawrence. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe
during World War II. In 1946, he came to Midland and established Service
Drug on Marienfeld. He married Cleo Davis in Midland on January 17, 1947.
Mr. Lawrence sold Service Drug in 1968 and became a pharmacist for Kirkland
He died Monday morning, December 27, 1999, at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo, on July 28, 1991. He is
survived by several nieces and nephews, Owen Lawrence, John and Marcia
Ingram, David Lawrence, Donald Lawrence, Martha Morris, Stephany Austin,
Jonathan Lawrence, Joseph Lawrence, Reagan Lawrence, and Charles Lawrence.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December
29, 1999 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob Hopkins officiating.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Family members will serve as pallbearers and Lloyd Hicks, S. V. Casey,
and Joe Kirkland will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Alice Schultz died Monday, Jan. 10, at her home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Glenwood Cemetery
in Beeville. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12,
at Pipkin Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 23, 1932 in Longview.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie Balch and Mattie Reader.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Schultz of Midland; a son, Darryl
Saenger of Corpus Christi; four daughters, Deborah Gutman of Boca Raton,
Fla., Diane Johnson and Sherry Glasser, both of Midland, and Donna Rainey
of La Porte; and four brothers, Robert Galle of Beeville, Danny Hudler
of Midland, Donald Huddler of Houston and Carlton Galle of Sacramento,
Calif.; and three sisters, Dorothy Sizemore of Guy Mills, Penn., Darlene
Skelton of Jacksonville, Fla. and Brenda Nelson of Abilene.
Betty Flowers died Monday, Jan. 10, at her residence.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Sunset Memorial Funeral
Home Chapel in Odessa with Roy Langley officiating. Graveside services
will be 3 p.m. at Robert Lee City Cemetery.
She was a longtime resident of Midland and Odessa. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her son, Benny Flowers; a brother, Clyde
Earl McKandles; and a sister, Dorothy Marie McQuarry McKandles.
Survivors include her husband, James P. Flowers of Midland; a daughter,
Melissa L. Wynne of Midland; a brother, Gene T. McKandles of Midland; and
Abraham Gonzalez Sr.
Abraham V. Gonzalez Sr., 58, died Saturday, Jan. 8.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Templo Jerusalem
Church at 1205 S. Belmont with the Rev. Manuel J. Hernandez officiating.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Reyes-Garcia
He was born Oct. 17, 1941 in Edinburg.
He was a truck driver for Scurlock Permian Corporation for 25 years,
then for BML Trucking, where he was employed at the time of his death.
He was a member of Templo Jerusalem.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Roberto Gonzales; and a sister,
Delia G. Aguilar.
Survivors include his wife, Evangelina Urias Gonzalez of Midland; two
sons, Abraham Gonzales Jr. and Daniel Gonzalez, both of Midland; his mother,
Isabel Gonzalez of Edinburg; two brothers, Eladio Torres of Edinburg and
Raul Gonzalez of Crane; five sisters, Emma Gonzalez and Gabriela Hendrix
of Edinburg, Alicia Gomez of Laredo, Anna Maria Vento of Harlingen, and
Romana Medina of Big Spring; four grandchildren, and numerous nephews and
TARZAN--Pedro Briseno, 42, died Monday, Jan. 10, at a Martin County
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Stanton. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery in Big Spring.
Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Stanton Memorial Funeral
He was born May 18, 1957 in Big Spring.
He was a lifetime resident of Tarzan. He was a social worker for Big
Spring State Hospital. He was in the choir and a member of St. Isidore
Catholic Church in Lenorah.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Hewtty Briseno; two sons, Matthew
P. Briseno and Daniel P. Briseno; and his mother, Felipa Briseno, all of
Tarzan; a sister, Mary Ornelas; and a brother, Jesus Briseno Jr., both
Fatima Renee Casbeer, infant daughter of John and Ashley LaDawn Kerby
Casbeer, died Thursday, Jan. 13, at a local hospital.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today, Jan. 15, at Greenwood Cemetery
with the Rev. Wayman Swopes officiating under the direction of Ellis Funeral
Other survivors include a sister, Cheyenne Casbeer of Midland; her
grandparents, great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother.
Memorials may be made eto St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 332
N. Lauderdale, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
WICHITA, KAN.--Former Midlander Warren E. Tomlinson, 78, died Wednesday,
Jan. 12, in Wichita.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Eastminster Presbyterian
Church in Wichita under the direction of Downing & Lehey Funeral Directors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen Tomlinson; two brothers,
William J. Tomlinson of Wichita and Tommy L. Tomlinson of Littleton, Colo.;
and a grandson, Brent Burkett.
Survivors include a son, Mike Tomlinson of Wichita; a daughter, Terri
Brim of Dallas; and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund for
the Wichita State University Endowment Association, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita,
ODESSA -- Jack Woodrow Vanderburg died Thursday, Jan. 13, at an Odessa
Masonic graveside services will be 11 a.m. today, Jan. 15, at Sunset
He was a carpenter by trade. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church
and Masonic Lodge No. 955.
Survivors include his wife, Robbie Jo Bush Vanderburg; two sons, Danny
Vanderburg and Keith Vanderburg; two daughters, Ann Davis and Jan Munn;
and a brother, Haarry Vanderburg, all of Odessa; two sisters, Hattie Wilson
and Charlene Cooper, both of Odessa, and Retha Coleman of Gun Barrel City;
nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Darrell Rhodes, 43, died Thursday, Jan. 13, at his home.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in Ellis Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. E.H. Conatser officiating. Graveside services will
be 4 p.m. M onday at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8
p.m. today, Jan. 15 at the funeral home.
He was born June 15, 1956 in Pampa.
He had lived in Snyder and Monahans. He was a self-employed catastrophe
insurance adjuster. He was a member of the National Association of Catastrophe
Adjusters (NACA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
Survivors include his wife, Penny Romell Rhodes; his parents, Jack
and Georgia Gilbert Rhodes; a brother, Richard Rhodes; a sister, Kathy
Barnes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hendrick Home for Children, P. O. Box 5195,
Abilene, Texas 79608-5195.
Jocelipn Solomon, 80, died Friday, Jan. 14, at his residence.
Services are pending with Reyes-Garcia Funeral Home.
FLOWER MOUND -- Bill Belton Chappell, 72, formerly of Midland, died
Thursday, Jan. 20, at a Lewisville hospital.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Glass
Chapel at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lane Boyd officiating,
under the direction of Dalton Funeral Home of Lewisville.
He was born April 5, 1927.
He practiced business as Bill B. Chappell, Attorney-at-Law, until 1997,
when he moved to Flower Mound, which was more convenient for his treatment.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Lee Clark died Friday, Jan. 21, at a Midland retirement home.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Ellis
He was born Sept. 15, 1913 in Eureka Springs, Ark.
He was an independent paint contractor.
Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Halcomb of Lillington, N.C.,
Rachel Allen of Pelsor, Ark. and Marguerite Aldana of Midland; a brother,
Herbert Rickard of Edmond, Okla.; two sisters, Marguerite Kline of Chandler,
Okla., and Reba Winter of Meeker, Okla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
TULSA -- Former Midlander Lawrence Allen Flaming, 74, died Thursday,
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Rose Hill Funeral
Home Chapel in Tulsa. Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Park.
He was born June 21, 1925 in Corn, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Flaming; a daughter, Marietta Morrison
of Sapulpa; a son, Richard Flaming of Tulsa; three brothers, Harold, Joel
and Bob Flaming; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons, International.
BIG SPRING -- Grady Gaskins, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 20, at a Big Spring
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers and Smith Chapel
with the Rev. Jess Colegrove officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial
He was born Nov. 29, 1922 at Knott.
He was a lifetime resident of the Knott Community. He was a farmer,
retiring in 1988, then moving to Big Spring. He was a deacon and member
of Primitive Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Tera Gaskins, Butch
Gaskins and Casey Carlile; and five brothers and sisters, Mamie Metcalf,
Bernice Chapman, Alta King, Junior Gaskins and Emory Gaskins.
Survivors include his wife, Dean Gaskins of Big Spring; a son, Ronnie
Gaskins of Coahoma; two daughters, Wanda Hendrickson and Donna Marlow,
both of Big Spring; a sister, Sylvia Sullivan of Big Spring; seven grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
WELCH -- Edwin Henson, 60, brother of Midlander Darvin Henson, died
Friday, Jan. 21, at a Lubbock hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Welch Baptist Church with
the Revs. Troy Williamson and Truman Hayes officiating. Burial will be
at Lamesa Memorial Park. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Branon
Funeral Home in Lamesa.
He was born Aug. 11, 1939 in Tishomingo, Okla.
He owned and operated an agricultural Custom Spraying Service. He worked
in the Rio Grande Valley, Taylor, Uvalde, St. Lawrence and Midkiff. He
had been a resident of Welch for 59 years. He was a member of Welch Baptist
Church. He was a former member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Other survivors include his wife, Ann Reid Henson of Welch; his mother,
Johnnie Laurane Henson of Welch; two daughters, Kim Doss of Happy and Jan
Sherman of San Angelo; three sisters, Margie Wilkins of Redding, Calif.,
and Sharron Jones and Patsy Cates, both of San Angelo; and four grandchildren.
Estella Elaine Taylor, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 22. Funeral services
are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel
in Ranger. Burial is to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Gorman.
She was born Nov. 14, 1913 in Eastland County to J.R. and Dessie Hale.
She married Euless Taylor in December 1937.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and a sister.
She is survived by her two children, Charlene Boyce, of Colorado City,
and Mickey Taylor, of Midland; six grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Charles Fierro, 66, of Big Spring, died Friday, Jan. 21, in a Lubbock
Rosary is to be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Myers and Smith Chapel,
in Big Spring. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at St.
Thomas Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Plagens officiating. Burial
will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 7, 1933 in Big Spring and lived there all his life.
He worked at Pragers Men's Store, Marchant Optical, Terrazas Store and
most recently at the Spanish Inn until retiring due to ill health. He was
a member of the Big Spring Tigers Sandlot Baseball Team.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
He is survived by three brothers, Gus Fierro, Tele Fierro and Jim Fierro,
all of Big Spring; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
BIG SPRING -- Guy Farmer died Friday, Jan. 21 at a Big Spring hospital.
Services are pending with Myers and Smith Funeral Home.
BIG SPRING -- Ray Rackley, 86, died Friday, Jan. 21, at a local hospital.
Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.