Miscellaneous Lea County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Daphne Ditto

Services for Daphne Ditto of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Ms. Ditto, 16, died Thursday, June 14, in Lubbock. She was born July 3, 1984.

Ms. Ditto is survived by her parents, Vaughn and Candy Ditto; one sister, Serena Cooksey of Hobbs; and one brother, Haydn Ditto of Lubbock.

James F. Smith

WHITE OAK, Texas - Services for James Fenis "Snuffy" Smith of White Oak will be held at noon today at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in White Oak. Dale Stone will officiate. Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at the new White Oak Cemetery.

Mr. Smith, 64, died Wednesday, June 13, at his home. He was born March 10, 1937, in Arkinda, Ark.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Bernice, of 43 years; two sons, Cecil Smith of White Oak and Jon Smith of Longview, Texas; two daughters, Teresa Creel and Me'Lesa Prado, both of Longview; his mother, Geneva Williams, and stepfather, Bill Williams, both of Hobbs; one brother, Steve Cantrel of Hobbs; three sisters, Freda Mathews of Forman, Ark., Bonnie Jones and Edwina Henslee, both of Hobbs; and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Eldridge Smith; and his grandparents.

6/15

Jack Feagley

LITTLEFIELD, Texas - Services for Jack Feagley of Andrews will be held at 3 p.m. today at Hammons Funeral Home Chapel in Littlefield. The Rev. Eddie Curry of First Baptist Church of Levelland will officiate. Services are under the direction of Hammons Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Littlefield Memorial Park.

Mr. Feagley, 63, died Wednesday, June 13, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Littlefield. He married Kathy Askew on Jan. 1, 1961, in Littlefield.

Mr. Feagley served in the U.S. Army from 1961-63. He was a gin manager in several Texas cities. He was a member of the Anton Masonic Lodge.

He and Kathy lived in the Littlefield area until moving to Andrews in 1981. While there, he worked at Kay & Company Electric and Andrews County. They moved to Wellington, Texas, in 1993. In 1999, when he retired, they moved from Wellington back to Andrews. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Feagley is survived by his wife; three daughters, Christie Webb and Sandy Ellison, both of Hobbs, and Terri Barr of West Monroe, Calif.; five brothers, Doyle Feagley of Portales, Bill Feagley of Littlefield, Charles Feagley of Spur, Texas, Roy Lee Feagley of Garland, Texas, and Johnny Feagley of Clinton, Ark.; one sister, Helen Fields of Plainview, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or the Shriners Children's Hospital.

Naomi Turner

Services for Naomi Turner of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Turner, 68, died Thursday, June 14, in Hobbs. She was born Oct. 12, 1932, in Holdenville, Okla.

Mrs. Turner is survived by two brothers and four sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband in January.

James F. Smith

WHITE OAK, Texas - Services for James Fenis "Snuffy" Smith of White Oak will be held at noon Saturday, June 16, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in White Oak. Dale Stone will officiate. Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at the new White Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.

Mr. Smith, 64, died Wednesday, June 13, at his home. He was born March 10, 1937, in Arkinda, Ark.

He was a graduate of Hobbs High School. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Jefferson Street Church of Christ. He was always willing to open his door to anyone in need.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Bernice, of 43 years; two sons, Cecil Smith of White Oak and Jon Smith of Longview, Texas; two daughters, Teresa Creel and Me'Lesa Prado, both of Longview; his mother, Geneva Williams, and stepfather, Bill Williams, both of Hobbs; three sisters, Freda Mathews of Forman, Ark., Bonnie Jones and Edwina Henslee, both of Hobbs; and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Eldridge Smith; and his grandparents.

Jose A. Cobos

LOVINGTON - Services for Jose "Joe" Acosta Cobos of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Sergio Melendez of Pimera Iglesia Baptist Church of Lovington will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.

Mr. Cobos, 66, died Wednesday, June 13, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born July 1, 1934, in La Cienda, Texas, to Teadoro and Ofelia Cobos of Loving. He married Petronila Salcido at First Assembly of God in Loving.

Mr. Cobos lived in Lovington for 28 years. He worked for Ferguson Construction Co. from 1969 to May 1997, retiring after 28 years. He attended schools in Lovington and he was a very loving man who never refused to help family and friends. He also provided a home and showed love for anyone in need.

Mr. Cobos is survived by his wife of the home; five sons, Jose Jr. of Roswell, Joel Adrian Cobos and Jamie Ray Cobos, both of Lovington, Abel Cobos of Phoenix and Jerry Cobos; four brothers, Lucio Cobos, Goyo Cobos, Polo Cobos, all of Carlsbad, and Angel Cobos of Solidad, Calif.; four sisters, Chavela Martinez, Margie Serna and Tacha Islas, all of Carlsbad, and Andrea Garcia of Loving.

Mr. Cobos was preceded in death by his parents.

Kirby Moore

Graveside services and burial for Kirby Moore of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. The Rev. Leon Green will officiate.

Mr. Moore, 86, died Monday, May 21, at his home. He was born April 1, 1915, in Dallas.

He married Violet Howell.

Mr. Moore enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, camping and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Moore was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Violet; a daughter, Pamalee Penick of Hobbs; a brother, Albert Moore of Caliente, Calif.; a sister, Irene Rainwater, of Breckenridge, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.
 

P.W. Medlin

Services for P.W. Medlin of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mr. Medlin, 86, died on Saturday at Hobbs Healthcare. He was born Oct. 27, 1914.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Williams of Hobbs.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Leslie Wayne Smith

Services are pending for Leslie Wayne Smith of Hobbs at the Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith, 51, died Friday, Aug. 17 at his home. He was born May 15, 1950 in Hobbs.

Survivors include his parents, Ray and Darlene Smith, one brother, Kenny Smith, one sister, Judy Davis and one son, Robert Bateman, all of Hobbs.

Billie Jo Reno

Services for Billie Jo Reno of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Leon Green, Hospice chaplain, will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

She will lie in state from 2-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Reno, 70, died Aug. 15 in Hobbs. She was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Oklahoma. She married William F. Reno on April 15, 1971, in Hobbs.

Ms. Reno worked as a waitress in Tatum and Hobbs and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. She loved her grandchildren, working in the yard and antiques.

Survivors include her husband of the home, three daughters, Yvonne Carpernter of Hobbs, Pamela J. Reed of Idalou, Texas and Ruth Ann Moore of Lickin, Mo.; three sons, Howard W. Smith of Hobbs, John E. Smith of Lovington and William Arthur Reno of Lickin, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Reno was preceded in death by a granddaughter Tonya Carpenter.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Mildred Lois Harless

EUNICE - Services for Mildred Lois Harless of Eunice will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Eunice. The Rev. Keeney Dickenson will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.

Internment will follow at Brunson Memorial Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at the Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.

Mrs. Harless, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 16, in Eunice. She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Navara County, Texas. She married Bernice Floyd Harless on July 1, 1941 in Snyder, Texas.

Mrs. Harless and her family moved to Eunice from Snyder in 1946. She worked for the Eunice public schools for 24 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eunice and an advisor for the Laureate Alpha Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Survivors include her husband of the home; her mother, Ruby Lee Hall of Snyder, Texas; two sons, Norman Duane Harless of Statesville, N.C., and Bernie Kent Harless of Houston; one daughter, Linda Gay Frost of Hobbs, one uncle; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Hospice.

Robin Byrd

LOVINGTON - Services for Robin Byrd of Lovington are pending with Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Byrd, 46, died Aug. 18 at Midland Memorial Hospital. She was born June 1, 1955, in Hobbs.

Survivors include her husband, Mickey Byrd of Lovington, one son, Kyle Byrd of Lovington and one sister, Michelle Perez of Kermit, Texas.

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Lizzie Dennis

Services for Lizzie Dennis of Hobbs will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. The Rev. Leon Green will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dennis, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Good Samaritan Village. She was born Oct. 21, 1907, in Panola County, Texas. She married Charles James "Slim" Dennis in May 1932 in Gilmer, Texas. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1989.

Survivors include one son, Jimmie Dennis of Hobbs; two daughters, Bettye Head of Springfield, Ore., and Sue Sifford of Hobbs; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Gene Edward Dennis; one daughter, Lanell Horn; her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

Mildred L. Harless

EUNICE - Services for Mildred Lois Harless of Eunice are pending with Calvary Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harless, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 16, in Eunice. She was born Oct. 31, 1922.

Survivors include her husband, Bernice Harless, of the home; her mother, Ruby Lee Hall of Snyder, Texas; two sons, Norman Duane Harless of Statesville, N.C., and Bernie Kent Harless of Houston; and one daughter, Linda Gay Frost of Hobbs.

G.B. Cooper

Services for G.B. Cooper of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church. The Rev. LaVoid Ford will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery.

Mr. Cooper, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 16, in his home. He was born March 10, 1916, in Winsboro, Texas. He married June McAdams on Jan. 6, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Cooper also served as a police officer in Hobbs. He retired as a welder after 39 years.

Survivors include three sons, Gene Cooper and Ron Cooper, both of Hobbs, and Jerry Cooper of Houston, one daughter, Pat Pharr of Denton, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, K.H. and Dixie Cooper; one brother; and two sisters.

Donations may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice.

Lizzie Dennis

Services for Lizzie Dennis of Hobbs are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dennis, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Good Samaritan Village. She was born Oct. 21, 1907, in Panola County, Texas.

Survivors include one son, Jimmie Dennis of Hobbs; and two daughters, Sue Sifford of Hobbs and Bettye Head of Springfield, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Slim" Dennis, in 1989.

Jesse Enriquez

Mass of Christian burial for Jesse Enriquez of Hobbs will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Helena Catholic Church. The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home of Hobbs.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. today at St. Helena Catholic Church.

Mr. Enriquez, 36, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 12, 1964, in Hobbs to Alejandro and Manuela Enriquez. He married Kristie Brown on Dec. 11, 1996, in Seminole.

Mr. Enriquez was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church. He was a 1982 graduate of Hobbs High School. He previously worked for the Sheriff's Department and the Hobbs Police Department. He also worked as a security guard at New Mexico Junior College.

Mr. Enriquez had been employed by Mrs. Baird's Bread for the last eight years. He was also a member of the Explorers, where he portrayed "McGruff, the Crime Dog," and also helped out at the Boys and Girls Club.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Brittany of Victorville, Calif., and Caylie of the home; one stepdaughter, Amanda of the home; his parents of Hobbs; his grandfather, Gumecindo Garcia of Pearsall, Texas; one brother, Alex Enriquez Jr. of Hobbs; and three sisters, Lizett Puente of Hobbs, Michelle Garcia of Georgetown, Texas, and Jennifer Mendez of Ennis, Texas.

Allen W. Hines

EUNICE - Services for Allen W. Hines of Carlsbad will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Calvary Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice. The Rev. Howard Jenkins will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.

Burial will follow at Brunson Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hines, 88, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Carlsbad. He was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Rising Star, Texas. He married Lois Billie Joe on Oct. 30, 1948, in Stanford, Texas. She preceded him in death in 1979.

Mr. Hines served in the U.S. Army from March 18, 1942, to Dec. 8, 1945, as a technician, 5th grade. He served in World War II. During his service he received an American Theater Campaign Medal, an EAME Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, a Good Conduct Medal, a Purple Heart Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. Hines moved from Wichita Falls to Eunice in 1954. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 45 of Eunice.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Hines of Carlsbad; six daughters, Janell "Judy" Prewett of Grand Prairie, Texas, Ruby Tanner of Jay, Okla., Peggy Colvin of Eunice, Joan Marchbanks of Midland, Barbara Madden of Disney, Okla., and Bonnie Phifer of Irving, Texas; two brothers, James Hines of Eunice and Bobby Hines of Artesia; four sisters, Velma Belcher of Abilene, Ruby Hogan of Roanoke, Texas, Nina Hines of Paris, Texas, and Edna Havner of Thatcher, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Landsun Nursing Home, 1900 Westridge Rd., Carlsbad, N.M. 88220.

Delany J. Monet

Graveside services for Delany Jo Monet of Hobbs will be held at 3 p.m. today at Prairie Haven Babyland Cemetery.

The infant was born and died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Lea Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her parents, Todd and Violet Monet of Hobbs; one sister, Adalyn Monet of Hobbs; maternal grandmother, Ruby Krebbs of Hobbs; and paternal grandparents, Joe and Judi Monet of Las Cruces.

Billie J. Reno

Services for Billie Jo Reno of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reno, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Hobbs. She was born Jan. 2, 1931, in Chicasaw, Okla.

Survivors include her husband, William F. Reno, of the home; three daughters, Yvonne Carpenter of Hobbs, Pamela E. Smith of Idalou, Texas, and Ruth Ann Moore of Licking, Mo.; three sons, Howard Smith of Hobbs, John E. Smith of Lovington and William Arthur Reno of Licking; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Thelma A. Trout

Services for Thelma A. Trout of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh, Okla. Services are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery.

Mrs. Trout, 56, died Monday, Aug. 13, in Lubbock. She was born April 23, 1945, in McLoud, Okla., to Johnny A. and Lillian (Hogue) Tison. She married John Melson Trout on Oct. 29, 1965, in Hobbs. He preceded her in death on July 30.

Mrs. Trout grew up in Pottawatomie County, Okla. She then moved to Hobbs, where she spent the majority of her life. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Sheila Copley of Hobbs; three sons, Jason Trout of Azle, Texas, Jonathan Trout of Hobbs and Charlie Trout of Memphis, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; her mother, J.A. Tison of Tecumseh; one brother, Roger Tison of Hobbs; four sisters, Nellie Cooper of Elm Grove, La., Louise Boyd of Moore, Okla., Linda Roberts and Carolyn Effinger, both of Tecumseh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Trout was also preceded in death by her father and two brothers.
 
 
 

G.B. Cooper

Services for G.B. Cooper of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church. The Rev. LaVoid Ford will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Prarie Haven Cemetery.

Mr. Cooper, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at his home. He was born March 10, 1916, in Winsboro, Texas. He married June McAdams on Jan. 6, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Cooper also served as a police officer in Hobbs. He retired as a welder after 39 years.

Survivors include three sons, Gene Cooper and Ron Cooper, both of Hobbs, and Jerry Cooper of Houston, one daughter, Pat Pharr of Denton, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, K.H. and Dixie Cooper; one brother; and two sisters.

Donations may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice.

8/16

Mary Pratt

Services for Mary Pratt of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Jake Armstrong will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Pratt, 55, died Monday, Aug. 13, in Hobbs. She was born July 31, 1946, in Hobbs. She married David Pratt on Dec. 2, 1963, in Hobbs.

Mrs. Pratt worked for Caprock Answering Service for five years.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Ronnie Pratt and Michael Pratt of Hobbs and David Pratt Jr. of Wurzburg, Germany; one daughter, Annette Elliot of Hobbs; two brothers, Don Tidwell of Carlton, Texas, and David Tidwell of Hobbs; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Floyd Tidwell; and one sister, Pat Cain.

8/16

Mary Pratt

Services for Mary Pratt of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pratt, 55, died Monday, Aug. 13, in Hobbs. She was born July 31, 1946, in Hobbs.

Survivors include her husband, William D. Pratt, of the home; one daughter, Annette Elliot; three sons, Ronnie Pratt, Michael Pratt and David Pratt Jr. of Wurzburg, Germany; and two brothers, Don Tidwell of Carlton, Texas, and David Tidwell of Hobbs.
 
 

Ray "Chief" Rodriguez

Services for Ray "Chief" Rodriguez of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Leon Green will officiate.

Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Rodriguez, 78, died Monday, Aug. 13, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1923, in Edinburg, Texas, to Timothy and Jessie Rodriguez. He married Kathryn Trice Wilson on Sept. 25, 1981, in Lovington.

A sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for four years, Mr. Rodriguez retired as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, and the American Legion in Hobbs.

Survivors include his wife of the home; one stepdaughter, Venita Tipps of Hobbs; two stepsons, Everett Wilson of Chesapeake, Va., and Ralph Wilson of Las Cruces; and two sisters, Maria Sanchez of Edinburg and Nellie Gonzalez of Orange Grove, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Timothy Rodriguez Jr.

8/14

Ann C. Jourdan

A funeral Mass for Ann Chisholm Jourdan of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Helena Catholic Church. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.

Mrs. Jourdan, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 11. She was born March 28, 1924, in Tulsa, Okla.

Mrs. Jourdan lived with her family in Hobbs for 50 years. She graduated from the University of New Mexico and also served on the UNM Board of Regents for 12 years from 1975-1987.

Survivors include her husband, William A. Jourdan, of 53 years; seven children, Jean Ann DeLayo, Patty Heiman, Eileen Beaumont, all of Albuquerque, Mary DeWalt of Waco, Texas, Nancy Walthall of Sacramento, Calif., Jane Algermissen of Montgomery, Ala., and John Jourdan of Hobbs; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to St. Helena Catholic Church building fund or St. Helena Catholic School.

Albert Wagoner

Services for Albert "Al" Wagoner of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Jefferson Street Church of Christ. Virgil Webb will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mr. Wagoner, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 11, at Good Samaritan Village in Hobbs. He was born Feb. 20, 1918, in Wetumka, Okla. He married Juanita Pauline Wagoner on Dec. 22, 1935, in Morris, Okla. She preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 1990.

Mr. Wagoner was a member of Jefferson Street Church of Christ. He owned Wagoner's Radio Lab in Hobbs and had been employed by Phillips Petroleum, Hobbs Schools and Lea Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include one son, Jimmie Wagoner of Hobbs.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister.

Sylvia Carrouthers

LOVINGTON - Graveside services for Sylvia Carrouthers of Lovington were held Sunday, Aug. 12, at Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Ms. Carrouthers, 89, was born in Landcaster, Ark., on Feb. 2, 1913, to William and Josephine Peters. She died Monday, Aug. 6, at Lovington Good Samaritan Center.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Ray Smith of Jakarta, Indonesia; two sister, Larene Bridges of Arkoma, Okla., and Irene Smith of Lovington; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Lena M. Broadston

LOVINGTON - Cremation has taken place for Lena May Broadston of Lovington. Arrangements are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mrs. Broadston, 87, died Sunday, Aug. 12, at Lovington Good Samaritan Center. She was born Aug. 21, 1913, in Douglas, Ariz., to W.B. and Lena Scott.

Survivors include one son, Jimmie Reynolds of Lovington; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Broadston; and two sons, Dean Reynolds and Scotty Ray Broadston.

Eddie G. Brannan

WOODVILLE, Texas - A family gathering with visitation for Eddie G. Brannan of Woodville will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville.

Mr. Brannan, 71, died Sunday, Aug. 12, at Woodville Convalescent Center. He was born July 8, 1930, to William and Callie Westbrook Brannan in Big Spring.

A former longtime resident of Midland and Hobbs, Mr. Brannan had lived in Woodville for the last six months. He was a retired oilfield salesman with Benro Pump and had worked for a long time with Conoco Oil Company. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include one daughter, Terrie O'Hara of Woodville; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Lakes Area Hospice, P.O. Box 2086, Jasper, Texas 75951.

Maria Arenibas

LOVINGTON - Mass of Christian burial for Maria Albarado Arenibas of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. The Rev. Bill McCann will officiate.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Ms. Arenibas, 102, was born Nov. 11, 1898, in Aldama, Chih., Mexico, to Barlio and Barilia Albarado. She died Sunday, Aug. 12, at her home.

She was a resident of Lovington for nearly 30 years, after moving from California.

Survivors include two sons, Toribio Arenibas and Estevan Arenibas; five daughters, Amelia Hernandez, Amada Arevalo, Andre Michel, Petra Hernandez, all of Lovington, and Marcelina Zubia of Presidio, Texas; one brother, Clemente Albarado of Mexico; 33 grandchildren; 107 great-grandchildren; 61 great-great grandchildren; and four great-great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

8/14

Randall J. Braswell

ODESSA - Services for Randall Joe Braswell of Odessa will be held at 10 a.m. CDT today at First Baptist Church of Odessa. The Rev. Ernest Easley will officiate.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.

Mr. Braswell, 48, was born on Jan. 1, 1953, in Hobbs. He died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at his home.

He graduated from Permian High School in Odessa in 1971 and joined the U.S. Army in December 1972, serving with the 2nd Armored Division as a tank commander until February 1977.

Mr. Braswell was a route salesman for Gandy's Dairies, Holsum Bread and Schwan's Corp. before being disabled with multiple sclerosis. He later developed Beurgers disease.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Sherry Sue Little Braswell of Odessa; a son David William Braswell of Odessa; a daughter, Jolie Elizabeth Braswell Lee of Lubbock; his stepmother, Polly Braswell of Odessa; four brothers, Lester Braswell of St. Charles, Mo., Karl Braswell of Roscoe, Ill., Jimmy Braswell of Odessa and Danny Purdy of Joplin, Mo.; a sister, Edna Braswell Conn of Odessa; nine grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and caring friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, L.K. "Braz" Braswell, his mother, Helen June Braswell; and his sister, Debby Lou Hill.

Memorials may be sent to Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, 701 E. Hampden Ave. A, Suite 420, Englewood, Colo. 80110.
 
 
 

Jim Crow

LOVINGTON - Services for Jim Crow of Lovington will be held at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roy Elmore will officiate.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. Crow, 55, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at his home. He was born Feb. 26, 1946, in Lovington to J.C. and Frances Crow. He married Connie Blackard on Nov. 27, 1971, in Lovington.

Mr. Crow graduated from Lovington High School in 1964. For the last 29 years, he owned and operated the Crow Ranch in Humble City, where he was a rancher and horse trainer. He worked for Natural Gas Pipeline for 15 years and also worked for the City of Lovington in the Water Department.

Mr. Crow had served on the Lea County Fair Board and was the chairman of the Lea County Fair and Rodeo. He also served as a director of the American Junior Rodeo Association, HPJRA, LCJRA and was a member of the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame and past chairman of the board.

He was active in his church, First United Methodist, where he taught Sunday school and was the junior high MYF leader. He also served on various committees and had recently organized The Last Breath Support Group. He was an avid hunter.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Josh and Casey of the home; his mother of Lovington; two sisters, Lee Ann Richards of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Pat Fox of Wallowa, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandmother, Lottie York.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church or the church of one's choice, VistaCare Family Hospice or the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Greggory M. Brande

ALBUQUERQUE - Services for Greggory Michael Brande (De-Wai Dorjee) of Albuquerque will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the KSK Buddhist Center, 751 Airport Rd., in Santa Fe. Services are under the direction of French Mortuary of Albuquerque.

Mr. Brande, 40, died Monday, Aug. 6. He was born Feb. 16, 1961, to Melessia Helberg and Harvey Gordon Brande.

Mr. Brande attended Tatum Elementary School, St. Francis Cathedral School and St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe. In 1991, he graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in university studies. He was an artist, writer, musician, masterful marksman and amateur technician. He was a longtime student of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhism.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Don L. Helberg, both of Santa Fe; an aunt; a cousin; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Virginia Pior, formerly of Tatum.
 
 

Juan Venegas

SEMINOLE - Funeral Mass for Juan Francisco Venegas of Seminole will be celebrated at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 11, at St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Reynaldo Reyes will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Gaines County Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home.

Mr. Venegas, 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Seminole. Born June 16, 1914, in Mexico, he married Inez Santillan Sept. 18, 1933, in Mexico.

He was a farm worker and a member of St. James Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons, Jose Venegas, Polo Venegas and Jesse Venegas, all of Seminole, Perfecto Venegas of Phoenix, and Augustine Venegas of Hobbs; three daughters, Trine Ramirez of Artesia, Adella Leos of Hobbs, and Angie Alvarado of Seminole; three sisters, Maria Acosta of Eunice, Angelita Rodriquez of Abilene and Ramona Montoya of Carlsbad; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

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Jim Crow

Services are pending with Bethany Funeral Home for Jim Crow of Lovington.

Mr. Crow, 55, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at his home.

Homer Shelton

Services for Homer Shelton of Tatum will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at First Baptist Church in Tatum. The Rev. Wayne Brazil will officiate.

Burial will follow Masonic graveside services conducted by Tatum Lodge No. 46 in Tatum Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors of Lubbock.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today at Rix Funeral Directors in Lubbock.

Mr. Shelton will lie in state from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Tatum.

Mr. Shelton, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Quail Ridge Alzheimer Care Center in Lubbock.

Born Nov. 5, 1913, in Calvert, Texas, he had been a resident of Tatum since 1959. He married Sarah Fields on July 12, 1988, in Tatum.

Mr. Shelton worked in the oilfields for 30 years and owned and operated the Steak House Cafe in Tatum until he retired in 1983. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple in Albuquerque. He was also a member of the Lions Club, Tatum Chamber of Commerce and Tatum Baptist Church.

He raised Appaloosa and quarter horses.

Survivors include his wife of Tatum; two sons, Robert Shelton of Sublimity, Ore., and Jerry Shelton of Lubbock; a daughter Marcella Shelton of Los Angeles; a brother, Virgil Shelton of Shepherd, Texas; three sisters, Doris Nettles of Lott, Texas, Juanita Sorrell of Giddings, Texas, and Ruby Faye Biel of Dripping Springs, Texas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 3601 Fourth St., Lubbock, Texas 79420, or the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, Texas 79423.

Shirley M. Kleam

DENVER CITY - Services for Shirley May Kleam of Denver City will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Trinity Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Auld will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kleam, 49, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born June 22, 1952, in Odessa.

Mrs. Kleam was a graduate of Hobbs High School and lived in Hobbs for 10 years before moving to Denver City. She was a manager of an Allsup's convenience store.

Survivors include two daughters, Shawna Lane of Seminole and Stacy Kleam of Plains; her parents, Walt Norman and Louise Norman of Lovington; one brother, Eddie Norman of Lovington; one sister, Linda Sifers of Lovington; two stepbrothers, Donnie and Lonnie Norman, both of Missouri; and one grandchild.

Eva R. Good

Graveside services for Eva R. Good of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Prairie Haven Cemetery. Chaplain Leon Green will officiate.

She will lie in state from noon-8 p.m. today and from 8-9 a.m. Friday.

Mrs. Good, 83, was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Louisiana. She died Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Hobbs.

She married Roy Good, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Good moved to Hobbs in 1962 from Casper, Wyo. She was a nurse at Lea Regional Medical Center and Lea Regional Hospital and also worked at La Siesta.

Mrs. Good was involved with Hobbs bowling leagues for many years.

She is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions can be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice, 1515 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, 88240.

Martin "M.T." Cox

Services for Martin "M.T." Cox of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at First Christian Church on Linam Street. The Rev. Jerry James will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

He will lie in state from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday.

Mr. Cox, 71, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Hobbs. Born Nov. 3, 1929, in Lubbock County, he married Zenna Stockton on May 31, 1958, at First Christian Church of Hobbs.

Mr. Cox was a member of First Christian Church. He was a carpenter and painter.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Carla Hedrick and Lisa Kemp, both of Hobbs; one son, Marvin Cox of Sweetwater, Texas; one brother, John Cox of Arizona; one sister, Ona Allison of Brownwood, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers.

Memorials may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice, 1515 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

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Ruth A. Boring

A memorial service for Ruth Ann Boring of Maljamar will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Love Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Jerry Isaacs will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mrs. Boring, 57, died Monday, Aug. 6, at her home. She was born March 31, 1944, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Harry and Marjorie Field. She married Richard E. Boring on Nov. 10, 1987, in Seminole.

Mrs. Boring and her husband owned and operated 2R Trucking.

Survivors include her husband of the home; her mother of Truth or Consequences; one son, Marc Sylvester of Canon City, Colo.; one daughter, Sarah Ballard of Maljamar; one brother, Harry Wayne Field II of Las Cruces; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; and one brother, Richard Field.

Alma J. Wallace

Services for Alma J. Wallace of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at American Baptist Church. The Rev. Chris Barnett and the Rev. Vernon Mackey will officiate. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-noon Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Wallace, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 4, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born June 13, 1938, in Coolidge, Texas. She married Marvin Wallace on April 1, 1960, in Lovington. He preceded her in death in June 1997.

Mrs. Wallace graduated from Hobbs High School in 1957. She was the co-owner of Wallace's Frostop for 34 years. She attended Prairie View University, the University of New Mexico and College of the Southwest.

Mrs. Wallace was the coordinator of the NAACP youth group. She served on numerous committees, including the Lodgers' Tax Board, the Literacy Alliance, Eastern Star, Silver Stars Social Club and Democratic and Republican parties.

She helped sponsor numerous beauty pageants and was an active worker in the community. She also made contributions to fund-raisers for youth. She was a member of Lane Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Survivors include one son, Kevin Wallace of Hobbs; two brothers, Gary Hicks of Phoenix and Bennie Hicks of Plano, Texas; two sisters, Norma Dean of Hobbs and Ophelia Brown of Seattle; two stepsons, Marvin Wallace Jr. and Hardy Wallace; one stepdaughter, Sandra; and two grandchildren.

Bessie E. Barnett Tallant

DE QUEEN, Ark. - Services for Bessie Ellen Barnett Tallant of Winthrop, Ark., will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Crossroads, Ark. The Rev. Donnie Vaughnn and the Rev. Sam Hendricks will officiate. Services are under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Campground Cemetery.

Mrs. Tallant, 78, died Monday, Aug. 6, at the IHS Nursing Center in Mount Pleasant, Texas. She was born Aug. 18, 1922, in the Richmond Community of Little River Country, Ark., to James and Nancy Jones Barnett.

Mrs. Tallant was a homemaker and of the Holiness faith.

Survivors include five sons, Melvin Tallant of Foreman, Ark., Vernon Tallant of Cove, Ark., Louis Tallant of Mount Pleasant, Ollen Tallant of Albuquerque and Garland Tallant of Horatio, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Tallant, on Dec. 4, 1996; and her parents.

Laveta M. Searcy

EUNICE - Services for Laveta Mae Searcy of Jal will be held at 10 a.m. today at Jal Church of Christ. Daryl Micham of Jal Church of Christ will officiate. Services are under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.

Burial will follow at Jal Cemetery.

Mrs. Searcy, 86, died Monday, Aug. 6, at her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1914, in Clyde, Texas. She married Sanford A. Searcy on Sept. 30, 1933, in Abilene. He preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 1989.

In 1947, Mrs. Searcy and her family moved from Plainview to Jal. She was employed by the Jal Public Schools, the Jal Hospital and various restaurants in food preparation. She retired after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Jal.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Searcy of Midland and Sanford Searcy Jr. of Hobbs; one daughter, Delora Morgan of Safford, Ariz.; one brother, O.J. Kniffen of Midland; one sister, Madge Paulk of Hobbs; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and O.J. Kniffen; two sons, Billy and James Searcy; one daughter, Sandra Kaye Quintana; and three sisters, Hazel Searcy, Louie Conley and Margie Moore.

Memorials may be sent to Christian Children's Home in Portales.

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Ruth A. Boring

Services for Ruth Ann Boring of Maljamar are pending with Bethany Funeral Home.

She died Monday, Aug. 6, at her home.

Leveta M. Searcy

EUNICE - Services for Leveta M. Searcy of Jal are pending with Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.

Mrs. Searcy, 86, died Monday, Aug. 6, in Jal. She was born Dec. 27, 1914, in Abilene.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Searcy of Midland and Sanford Searcy Jr. of Hobbs; one daughter, Delora Morgan of Safford, Ariz.; and one sister, Madge Paulk of Hobbs.

Linda F. Jones

DENVER CITY - Services for Linda Faye Jones of Denver City will be held at 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Bob Webb will officiate and the Rev. Michael Lee of the Victory Baptist Church of Carlsbad will assist.

Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones, 52, died Saturday, Aug. 4, in Carlsbad. She was born July 18, 1949, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Troy Richman Sr. and Faye Richman. She married Robert Jones on March 20, 1970, in Midland.

Mrs. Jones had been manager of the Denver City Dairy Queen for seven years. She was active with the Denver City Girl Scouts and was a troop leader for 17 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Chad W. Jones of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Kaymie P. Jones of Denver City and Summer R. Medrano of Carlsbad; her father of Denver City; three sisters, Sue Burleson and Barbara Bopp, both of Denver City, and Martha Chapman of Carlsbad; one grandson; and three stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and one brother, Troy Richman Jr.

Memorials may be sent to the Asthma Foundation.

Thomas L. Helton

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Thomas Loyed Helton of Corpus Christi, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. Helton, 50, died Saturday, Aug. 4, in Corpus Christi. He was born Feb. 3, 1951, in Monahans, Texas, to Lucien and Judith Helton.

Mr. Helton was most recently working as a registered nurse at a hospital in Corpus Christi. A 1969 graduate of Tatum High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam as a paramedic.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Lucien and Helen Helton, of Tatum; two sisters, Barbara Gail Lee of Hugo, Okla., and Joyce Marie Rice of Denver City; one brother, Billy Donn Helton of Odessa; one stepsister, Teresa Ritcherson of Carlsbad; one stepbrother, Jack Franklin of Tatum; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1980.

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Castillo 

JAL - Services for Luis M. Castillo will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Jal High School Auditorium. The Rev. Michael May of the Church of God of Jal and the Deacon Gerald Anderson of the Church of Christ Church of Jal will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.

Mr. Castillo, 48, died Friday, Aug. 3, at the Winkler County Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1952 in Loving. He married Rosa Maria Carnero on Feb. 28, 1975 in Carlsbad.

Mr. Castillo worked for the Carlsbad Police Department before moving to Jal. In 1989, Mr. Castillo become the police chief for the city of Jal. He was a member of the Jal Volunteer Fire Department, the Fraternal Order of Police, the New Mexico Police Chief and Sheriff Association, the Lea County Drug Task Force and the H.I.E.D.A. Association. Mr. Castillo served as a peace officer for more than 18 years and was a member of the Church of Christ Church in Jal.

Visitation will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today at the Jal High School Auditorium.

A committal service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Carlsbad. Cremation will take place immediately following.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Luis Manuel Castillo Jr., of Jal, and Anthony Guadalupe Castillo of Lubbock; one daughter, Janie Marie Artelejo of Midland; two sisters, Flavia Carrasco of Carlsbad and Avelina Garland of Las Vegas, Nev.; his parents, Mary and Guadalupe Barron and Juanita and Gilbert Nava Sr., all of Carlsbad; one aunt; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ceniceros 

DENVER CITY - Services for Felipe Garcia Ceniceros of Lubbock will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Saint Williams Catholic Church. The Rev. Andres Mendoza will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Homes of Seminole.

Burial will follow at Denver City Memorial Park.

Mr. Ceniceros, 73, died Aug. 3 in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 5, 1928 in St. Helena, Chihuahua, Mexico. He married Donaciana Rangel in November 1983 in Lovington.

Mr. Ceniceros is a retired mechanic who was employed by Cohee and Rollins for 33 years. He has been a resident of Denver City since 1977 and was a member of the Saint Williams Catholic Church.

He was proceeded in death by three brothers, two sisters and a son, Sixto Ceniceros on Aug. 4, 1992.

Survivors included his wife; one son, Rudy Ceniceros of Hobbs; one daughter, Silvia Ceniceros of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Juanita Silvas of Denver City, Blasa Gamboa of Iraan, Texas and Bertha Ceniceros of Saragosa, Texas; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Luis Castillo

EUNICE - Services for Luis Castillo of Jal are pending with Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.

Mr. Castillo, 48, died Friday, Aug. 3, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1952.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie Castillo, of the home.

Marianne Hungerford

Graveside services for Marianne Hungerford of Hobbs will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Prairie Haven Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Lacey will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hungerford, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 2, in Hobbs. She was born Oct. 31, 1912, in Whitewright, Texas. She married Layne Hungerford on April 12, 1946, in Hobbs. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hungerford taught school for 40 years, including 15 years in Hobbs. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Suzanna Wilson of Hobbs; one brother, Connie Garner of Kansas; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 1330 San Pedro N.E. No. 205, Albuquerque, N.M. 87110.

Faye B. Vaught

MONAHANS, Texas - Services for Faye B. Vaught of Monahans will be held at 2 p.m. today at Harkey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jeff Box will officiate.

Burial will follow at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Vaught, 96, died Thursday, Aug. 2, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1905, in Dial, Texas.

Mrs. Vaught was a retired retail sales manager. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Charley T. Vaught of Odessa; two daughters, Pat Finley of Monahans and June Driggers of Odessa; one brother, Tom Bertram of Hobbs; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerstle Bennett Vaught, in 1947.

Birdie V. Jurik

LOVINGTON - Graveside services for former Lovington resident Birdie V. Jurik of Colorado Springs, Colo., will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Resthaven Cemetery. Heath Ormord will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jurik, 90, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Colorado Springs. She was born Nov. 22, 1910, in Dallas. She married Milo Jurik on March 9, 1943, in Waxahachie, Texas. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Jurik was a veteran of World War II, serving as a nurse. She was also a registered nurse after the war and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include one daughter, Birdie Kawakami of Falcon, Colo.; one son, Milo Jurik of Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
 
 
 

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Margaret R. Callis

Services for former Hobbs resident Margaret R. Callis of Highlands, Texas, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Chapel of Hope Chapel. The Rev. Gale Trow of First Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Callis, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, at San Jacinto Methodist Medical Center in Baytown, Texas. She was born Aug. 13, 1911, in Brownwood, Texas. She married Hubert Callis, who preceded her in death in 1977.

A member of the Rebekah Lodge, Mrs. Callis was employed with C.R. Anthonys as an alterations person and also did alterations for the community. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hobbs.

Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Mackey of Highlands and Linda Pickett of Goleta, Calif.; one brother, R.W. Jackson of the Dominican Republic; and four grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, El Ray Berryhill; and one brother, Claude Jackson Jr.

Dessie F. Bilbrey

LOVINGTON - Services for Dessie Fay Bilbrey of Crossroads will be held at 1 p.m. (MST) today at First Baptist Church in Bledsoe, Texas. The Rev. Hollis Shoemake will officiate. Services are under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home of Lovington.

Burial will follow at Tatum Cemetery.

Mrs. Bilbrey, 90, died Sunday, July 30, at Nor-Lea General Hospital in Lovington. She was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Monument. She married Wayman Price "Pete" Bilbrey on Aug. 13, 1930, in Carlsbad.

Mrs. Bilbrey was an active member of First Baptist Church for many years, having served as a Sunday school teacher. She was also a 4-H Club leader.

Survivors include five sons, Bill Bilbrey of Burleson, Texas, Milton Bilbrey of Levelland, Texas, Kenneth Bilbrey of Morton, Texas, Marion Bilbrey of Crossroads and Johnny Bilbrey of Odessa; four daughters, Teresa Sooter of Seminole, Patsy Davis and Bessie Denny, both of Bledsoe, Texas, and Eva Sooter of Tatum; one brother, Lonzo Dickison of Maude, Texas; one sister, Ada Martin of Levelland; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bilbrey was preceded in death by her husband in 1998; two brothers, Guinn Dickison and Wylie Dickison; three sisters, Jessie London, Dorothy Steadham and Frankie Hollis; and four infant brothers and sisters.

James "Carl" Lindley

CARLSBAD - Graveside services for James "Carl" Lindley of Carlsbad will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Carlsbad Cemetery. Michael Joiner of Sunset Church of Christ will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

The Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will perform military honors and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks No. 1558 will perform rites.

He will lie in state from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Lindley, 73, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, to Clyde Escar Lindley and Carrie Ellen Hall Lindley in Panhandle, Texas. He grew up in Carlsbad, graduating from Carlsbad High School in 1945. In 1945, he was inducted in the U.S. Army and discharged in 1946.

He moved to Taft, Calif., where he worked for Standard Oil of California until 1951. In 1950, he married his first wife, Betty Lou Grice. In 1951, he returned to Carlsbad and started an Electrical Apprentice Program while working construction at New Duval Potash Mine.

The Korean Conflict caused him to be reclassified to 1-A. For two years he was assigned to Biggs AFB, El Paso, when he was transferred to Osan, Korea, for 13 months. When his tour was up in Korea he was sent to Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for eight years.

During this time he was advanced in rank to Tech Sergeant. He was then transferred to Tachikawa AFB, Japan, where he earned many letters of commendation as well as the Medal of Commendation.

In 1965, he left Japan and was assigned to Vandenburg AFB, Lompoc, Calif. He was the first USAF enlisted man allowed to operate the re-entry vehicle facility, balancing satellites sent into space.

He was then sent to Da Nang, Vietnam, for 13 months. Upon his return to the U.S. he was assigned to Randolph AFB, San Antonio.

In 1971 he went to work for Electric Service and Supply in Odessa.

In January 1973, he took a job in Hobbs as an electric motor rewind foreman, holding this position for 17 years. In 1989, at the age of 62, he retired from Dixie Electric in Hobbs and moved to Lake Brownwood, Texas.

In 1994, he moved to Carlsbad, where his first wife preceded him in death on June 12, 1995. In November 1996, he married his second wife, also named Betty. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks No. 1558.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lindley of Carlsbad; two sons, James Paul Lindley of Hobbs and John R. Gentry of Carlsbad; three daughters, Gina Kay Bryant of Hobbs, Vickie E. Collis of Carlsbad and Cindi E. Becker of Houston; 11 grandchildren; extended family of Odessa and Dallas; and many friends.

Gregory D. Sikes

ODESSA - Services for Gregory Dillon Sikes of Odessa will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Sunset Memorial Chapel. Laura Deaderick will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The infant died Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Odessa Regional Hospital. He was born July 31.

Survivors include his parents, Brent and Rebecca Sikes; his maternal grandparents, Marvin and Debbie Wein; and his paternal grandparents, Clay and Terry Sikes.

Larry Ruffner

Services for Larry Ruffner of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at First Christian Church of Hobbs. The Rev. Jerry Jenkins will officiate.

Cremation will take place at a later time.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mr. Ruffner, 56, died Thursday, Aug. 2, at his home. He was born Sept. 30, 1944, in Lubbock.

Mr. Ruffner served 20 years with the Hobbs Police Department.

Survivors include one son, Paul Ruffner of Oklahoma; three daughters, Balynnda Dillard of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Michelle Ruffner and Megan Ruffner, both of Hobbs; two brothers, Kenny Ruffner of Hobbs and Jerry Ruffner of Midland; one sister, Connie Scroggins of Oklahoma; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Dessie F. Bilbrey

LOVINGTON - Services for Dessie Fay Bilbrey of Crossroads will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Hollis Shoemake will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home of Lovington.

Burial will follow at Tatum Cemetery.

Mrs. Bilbrey, 90, died Sunday, July 30, at Nor-Lea General Hospital in Lovington. She was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Monument. She married Wayman Price "Pete" Bilbrey on Aug. 13, 1930, in Carlsbad.

Mrs. Bilbrey was an active member of First Baptist Church for many years, having served as a Sunday school teacher. She was also a 4-H Club leader.

Survivors include five sons, Bill Bilbrey of Burleson, Texas, Milton Bilbrey of Levelland, Texas, Kenneth Bilbrey of Morton, Texas, Marion Bilbrey of Crossroads and Johnny Bilbrey of Odessa; four daughters, Teresa Sooter of Seminole, Patsy Davis and Bessie Denny, both of Bledsoe, Texas, and Eva Sooter of Tatum; one brother, Lonzo Dickison of Maude, Texas; one sister, Ada Martin of Levelland; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bilbrey was preceded in death by her husband in 1998; two brothers, Guinn Dickison and Wylie Dickison; three sisters, Jessie London, Dorothy Steadham and Frankie Hollis; and four infant brothers and sisters.

A.D. "Curley" Haley Jr.

ANDREWS - Services for A.D. "Curley" Haley Jr. of Andrews will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. H.A. Hanks of First Baptist Church will officiate.

Services are under the direction of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews.

Burial will follow at Andrews North Cemetery.

Mr. Haley, 73, died Tuesday, July 31, in Permian General Hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Yoakum County, Texas. He married Geneva Hitch on Sept. 4, 1948, in Andrews.

Mr. Haley had served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Exxon as a field foreman. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of Andrews; two sons, Ronald Haley of Lewisville, Texas, and David Haley of Edinburg, Texas; one brother, Johnny B. Haley of Eunice; four sisters, Nell J. Rice and Helen M. Starks, both of Hobbs, Frances Smith of Burnet, Texas, and Patsy A. James of Seagraves, Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Haley was preceded in death by one brother, Loyd Haley, in July 1999.

Margaret R. Callis

Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for former Hobbs resident Margaret R. Callis of Highlands, Texas.

Mrs. Callis, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, at San Jacinto Methodist Medical Center in Baytown, Texas. She was born Aug. 13, 1911, in Brownwood, Texas.

Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Mackey of Highlands.
 

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D.W. "Poke" Bowden

FORT WORTH - A private memorial service for D.W. "Poke" Bowden of Fort Worth will be held at a later date.

Mr. Bowden, 68, died Friday, July 20, in Fort Worth. He was born Nov. 15, 1932, in Brownfield.

Mr. Bowden grew up in Eunice. He later moved from Odessa to Lafayette, La., where he retired as a fishing tool operator.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Kay Bowden; two sons, Tony Bowden and Tim Bowden; and one sister, Essie Bowden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge Faugh Bowden and Tennie Bowden; and one son, Allen Keith Bowden.

John M. Trout

TECUMSEH, Okla. - Services for John Melson Trout of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Cooper Funeral Home in Tecumseh, Okla. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery in Tecumseh.

Mr. Trout, 68, died Monday, July 30, in Lubbock. He was born July 28, 1933, in Cade, Okla.

He married Thelma Ann Tison on Oct. 29, 1965, in Hobbs.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Jason Trout of Azle, Texas, Jonathon Trout of Hobbs and Charlie Trout of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Sheila Copley of Hobbs; four sisters; two brothers; five grandsons; six granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loise and W.E. "Buck" Trout; and one brother, Billy Trout of Houston.

William A. Stevenson

Graveside services for William A. "Steve" Stevenson of Hobbs, formerly of Odessa, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.

Mr. Stevenson, 88, died Monday, July 30, in Hobbs. He was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Bridgeport, Texas. He married Bobbie Stevenson on Sept. 4, 1959, in Midland. She preceded him in death in 1992.

Mr. Stevenson had been employed with Santa Fe Drilling for several years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He lived in Odessa for many years before moving to Hobbs to live with his daughter.

Survivors include one son, Steven Stevenson of Odessa; and one daughter, Laurie Tubbs of Hobbs.

Memorial contributions may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice, 1515 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.


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