Our Obituaries

Harold Barnes

April 5, 1928 - January 28, 2018

Harold "Jack" Barnes, 89 of Midland, Texas, passed away on January 28, 2018.Jack was born in Irene, Texas on April 5, 1928 to Ed and Lura Lee Barnes. He graduated from Meadow High School in 1946. He was married to Doris Marie Renfro on May 31, 1947. They were married for 60 years. He worked for Clover Lake Dairy in Plainview, Texas until 1950 when he joined Southwestern Bell Telephone in Lubbock,...
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Kaye D. Kinsey

June 10, 1960 - January 26, 2018

Kaye Darlene Kinsey, age 57 of Midland, joined our Heavenly Father on January 26, 2018. She was born to Thomas and Augustine Gravitt on June 10, 1960, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, and was an identical twin. She graduated from Odessa College with an associate's degree in Medical Billing. She worked as a home health care nurse and a stay at home mom. She loved her family, shopping, and antiques. She...
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Arlen Devoe McMillen

February 4, 1966 - January 24, 2018

Arlen Devoe McMillen (Devoe) was brought into this world on February 4, 1966 and was escorted to heaven on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at home with his parents.Devoe was born in Dallas, Texas and was later adopted to Huston and Gynell McMillen. They raised him to become a fine, healthy boy.Devoe attended Robert E. Lee high school and graduated in 1984, attended Texas Tech University, where he...
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Judy Ann Bagwell

January 20, 1944 - January 22, 2018

Judy Ann Bagwell, 74, died peacefully on January 22, 2018 at home in Midland, Texas after a brave struggle with cancer. Judy was born January 20, 1944, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Burl D. "Pete" Mills and Betty J. Mills.Judy's childhood was spent in Seagraves, Texas where she graduated from Seagraves High School in 1962. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seagraves....
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Frank L. Savage

September 23, 1947 - January 21, 2018

Frank L. Savage Jr. went to be with our Lord and savior on January 21, 2018.Frank was born on September 23rd, 1947 in Port Townsend, Washington and is preceded in death by his mother Margaret Savage and father Frank Savage Sr.The family moved to Midland in 1961 where Frank attended school in there until he enlisted in the US Army in 1967 where he went on to do two tours in the Vietnam War. Upon...
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Ralph Junior Webb

May 17, 1929 - January 21, 2018

Ralph Junior Webb, son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away January 21, 2018. Ralph was born on May 17, 1929 to Loyd and Dortha Webb in Everton, Arkansas.Ralph married the love of his life, Patsy Joel Thomas, on June 10, 1950. He worked at the GMC Dealership before he enlisted in the United States Army. Ralph fought in the Korean War from 1950-1953. Upon his return,...
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Mary Elizatbeth Barnard

February 21, 1939 - January 21, 2018


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Linda Deleon

November 20, 1964 - January 21, 2018


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U.L. Strambler

April 5, 1931 - January 17, 2018

Life's JourneyOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, U.L. Strambler, also known as "School Boy", departed this life on Jan. 17, 2018 to begin his eternal rest with our Lord and Savior.U.L. was born in Warda, Texas. On April 5, 1931 to Isaiah Strambler and Delsie Cato. On January 20, 1956, he married Adail Murphy, his loving wife of 62 years.U.L. worked as a Plant Operator...
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Jon Decker

September 24, 1957 - January 16, 2018

Jon Decker lived large and he leaves a great legacy. Born on September 24, 1957 Jon lived his early life in Indiana. He is survived by mothers Carol and Jane, brothers Mike and Andy, sisters Nancy and Becky. He is preceded in death by his father Ron whom Jon always admired and sought to emulate. Jon will also be greatly missed by the extended Decker/Blackwell family of countless cousins, nieces...
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Elicia Ann Wester

May 8, 1963 - January 15, 2018

Elicia Ann Wester, 54 of Midland, Texas passed away on January 15th, 2018.Elicia, the daughter of David Guinn and Jerry Ann lnman was born In Fort Worth, Texas on May 8th, 1963. She graduated from Midland High in 1981. Elicia married Jeffery Allen Erfourth and had daughter Ashlee Gwen Erfourth. She later married Ricky Ben Wester on December 27, 1996 and had son Bennie Eric Wester and gained step...
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Vernon Gail Trent

September 21, 1932 - January 13, 2018

Vernon Gail Trent, 85 years old, of Midland, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2018.Vernon was born in Coleman, Texas on September 21, 1932. He graduated from Odessa High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Vernon was married to Sarah Grimes on December 29, 1953. They were married 46 years until her death in 1999.Vernon worked as a plant operator for El Paso...
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E.E. Eugene Lester

May 30, 1927 - January 8, 2018

E.E. "Gene" Lester, 90, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. Gene was born May 30, 1927 to Elmer Edward Lester and Susie Angeline Brown, in Big Springs, Texas, the oldest of 6 children. Before Gene began to serve his country as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during in WWII, he'd met the love of his life, Mildred Lee Cox, who he fondly referred to as "Tootsie" or "Sweet Thang." After his return, they...
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Gary Lee Naylor

February 2, 1961 - January 7, 2018

Gary Lee Naylor, 56, of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in San Angelo. Gary was born February 2, 1961 in Amarillo, Texas to James W. and Kathryn Eckman Naylor. He grew up in the Texas panhandle and graduated from High School in Dimmitt, Texas. Gary then attended West Texas State University where he played football. He worked various jobs and moved to Midland where...
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Gloria Ruth Evans

November 12, 1933 - January 4, 2018

Gloria Ruth Anguish Evans was born in Midland, Texas on Nov. 12, 1933. She passed away peacefully in her home on January 4, 2018 at the age of 84 after a lengthy fight against Alzheimer's. Gloria graduated from Midland High School in 1951, after which she attended Austin College in Sherman, TX where she studied business and office management. In 1953 she married Billy J. Evans also of Midland...
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Susan Howard Strickland

December 31, 1950 - January 3, 2018

Susan Howard Strickland, 67 of Midland Texas passed away on January 3, 2018.Susan was born in San Angelo, Texas on December 31, 1950 to Bill Howard and Ann Hapgood Howard. Those who knew Susan will remember her as a very independent and strong willed person. She welcomed all with a smile, laugh and was always available for encouraging advice to help brighten your day. Susan was the most...
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Shirley Potts Hansen

April 7, 1937 - January 2, 2018

Shirley Potts HansenShirley Potts Hansen, 80, of Midland, Texas passed away on January 2, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Shirley was the eighth child of ten children and was born on the family farm in Hamlin, Texas on April 7, 1937 to Vada Hewett Potts and James Potts. She married John F. Hansen on March 20...
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Mary Alice Glossop

November 20, 1930 - January 2, 2018

Mary Alice Glossop passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the age of 87. She was born on November 20, 1930 in Osage County, Oklahoma to Alva and Alice Wagnon.Mary Alice graduated from high school at the age of 16 and then from Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, Oklahoma with a Bachelor in Mathematics at the age of 19. She graduated in 1950 from Texas Woman's...
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Clara Jewell Roberts

October 18, 1929 - December 30, 2017

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Cynthia Ann Gomez

January 24, 1970 - December 30, 2017

Cynthia Ann Gomez, 47, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 with her family by her side in Cedar Park, Texas. She was born on January 24, 1970 to Reverend Jesus Angel (Jesse) Gomez and AnnaBelle (Gonzales) Gomez in Del Rio, Texas. In the fall of 1991, Cynthia attended Midwestern State University as a Mass Communications major. She was a member of the International Students Association. In...
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John R. Gentry

January 3, 1946 - December 29, 2017

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Lilean Lilean Kinsey

November 2, 1917 - December 27, 2017

Thelma Lilean Kinsey, better known as Lilean to everyone (except her grandchildren, who called her Gammy Gammy), died on December 27, 2017 at the age of 100 Years and 2 months.Lilean was born on November 2, 1917 to Floyd and Dora Reece Friday, in Henderson County, Texas. She was four when the family moved to Van Zandt County. In 1926 they moved to Roscoe, Texas and in 1933 to Lamesa, Texas and...
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Leonard Lavern Pruden

August 2, 1929 - December 27, 2017

Leonard Lavern "Jack" Pruden, age 88, passed away at his home in Midland, Texas on December 27, 2017.Jack was born in Titus County near Quitman, Texas on August 2, 1929. He graduated from Quitman High and attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. He received a Master's Degree in Math, Science and Education. He was married to Jean Anders Pruden in June of 1950. They were married for...
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Juhree Ann Jeffcoat

May 10, 1951 - December 26, 2017

Juhree Jeffcoat, 66, of Conroe, Texas, passed away December 26, 2017. She was born in Denton on May 10, 1951. Juhree Jeffcoat received her high school diploma from American Community School, spending most of her school years in Libya, England, and Lebanon. She was married to Mitchell Mashburn on October 15, 1974. Juhree had a career in the medical field. She is survived by her mother, Peggye...
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Tessy Wonneader Rayborn

June 7, 1965 - December 22, 2017

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Eula Inez Flenniken

September 10, 1939 - December 22, 2017

Eula Inez Flenniken, 78, passed away on December 22, 2017 in Midland, Texas.She is survived by her son, David Rose and her sister, Glenna Smith and her husband Ronald.Visitation will be held at Ellis Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow...
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Clare F. Kollaja

August 25, 1928 - December 21, 2017

Clare F. Kollaja passed away on December 21, 2017 in Midland, Texas. Visitation will be held at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Midland, Texas at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Interment will be at Seaside Memorial Cemetery in Corpus Christi Texas...
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Charles Stark Buckingham

January 12, 1940 - December 20, 2017

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Mary Lee Saban

December 15, 1946 - December 20, 2017

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Jeff Weldon Rawls

February 4, 1939 - December 17, 2017

Jeff W. Rawls, Jr., 78 of Midland, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Ashton Medical Lodge.Jeff was born on February 4, 1939 in Ranger, Texas to Jeff W. Rawls, Sr. and Helen Ruth Yung Rawls. He has resided in Midland since he was 10 years old. He graduated from Midland High School in 1957 and was a proud Bulldog. He also attended Odessa Junior College.He enjoyed watching sports on...
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Betty Jean Meldrum

July 8, 1936 - December 16, 2017

Betty Jean Meldrum, 81, of Midland passed away December 16, 2017. She was born to Arvid and Jewel Christopher on July 8, 1936 in Conran, Missouri.She and the love of her life, Jack Lewis Meldrum, were married May 16, 1953 in Sikeston, Missouri and were blessed with their son Stephen Lewis. They moved to Midland in 1958 and were blessed with their daughter Vicki Lynn.Betty's talent was her ability...
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Kermit Kelso Lewis

March 28, 1934 - December 16, 2017

Kermit Kelso Lewis, 83 of Midland, Texas was born on March 28, 1934, in Midland, Texas. On the morning of December 16, 2017 he left his earthly body and gained his wings to be with the love of his life in heaven. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.He was the son of Leonard (Shorty) Lewis and Lois Bartlett. As a young man he gave his life to Christ and was baptized at Cotton...
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Alma Louise Boone

November 12, 1929 - December 15, 2017

Alma Louise Outlaw Boone, 88, passed away on December 15, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.She was born on November 12, 1929 in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Nigle C. and Mildred L. Outlaw. After being delivered by her Grandfather (Dr. L. H. Pate), Alma was raised in Ralls and Post, Texas. She graduated Post High School in 1947. While attending Post High School, she played on the girls' basketball team...
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Margaret Gilbert Berger

June 15, 1921 - December 15, 2017

Margaret Gilbert BergerJune 15, 1921 - December 15, 2017Margaret Gilbert Berger passed away at her home on Friday, December 15, 2017. She was 96 years old and she lived a full life filled with love for her family and friends.Margaret was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was raised in Oklahoma City. She graduated from Classen High School and the University of Oklahoma. At OU she joined the Chi Omega...
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Harold Carden Thompson

May 28, 1926 - December 11, 2017

Harold Carden Thompson, 91, of Midland, Texas passed away the afternoon of December 11, 2017.Harold was born on May 28, 1926 to Clarence and Florence Thompson in Loraine, Mitchell County, Texas and where he graduated from Loraine High School. From August 1945 to 1947 Harold served in the U.S. Army in WWII and Korea. After he was out of the service he cowboyed on several ranches in the Midland...
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Kenneth Lewis Choate

February 7, 1956 - December 9, 2017

Kenneth (Kenny) Lewis Choate was born on February 7, 1956 in Graham, Texas. He was the son of Kathryn Irene Choate and Lewis W. Choate. He grew up and attended school in Newcastle, Texas. He worked in the Newcastle/Graham area before moving to Midland, Texas almost 25 years ago. Living in the Midland area, Kenny worked for Teen Challenge and Lucio's Janitorial until shortly before he passed away...
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Thomas Allen Puthoff

October 21, 1946 - December 8, 2017

PUTHOFF, Thomas Allen, 71, of Midland Texas, lost his battle with cancer on December 8, 2017.Thomas was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 21, 1946 to F. LeRoy and Faye Tucker Puthoff. He graduated from Jesuit High School in El Paso, Texas in 1964. He was a proud United States Navy veteran. He enjoyed fishing and watching sports on television. He always longed to return to the sea. Thomas is...
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Klietamae Geraldine Scheible

May 17, 1916 - December 5, 2017

Klietamae Geraldine (Broom) Scheible passed from this life at the age of 101 on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in her residence at Scharbauer Cottage at Manor Park in Midland, Texas.She was born May 17, 1916 in Vernon, Texas to John Wesley Broom and lvie Edith (Steapp) Broom.At about 5 years of age she and her family relocated to Clay County, Texas to farm. She married at the age of 16, and became a...
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Joe Lee Crabtree

October 11, 1942 - December 5, 2017

Joe Lee Crabtree, age 75 of Midland Texas passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.Joe was born in Brownfield, Texas on October 11, 1942. He graduated from Brownfield High School. He married Mary Sue Myers on July 15, 1961. They were married for 56 Years.Joe worked as a welder for Crabtree Machine Shop in Brownfield, Texas. He later became co-owner of Slat-Co Printing in Slaton, Texas and then...
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Christian De Guzman Masilongan

January 12, 1959 - December 5, 2017

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Randal Doyle Offield

November 27, 1951 - November 27, 2017

Taken too soon. The sentiment shared by most people who knew Dad. Randy Offield passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 27th, on his 66th birthday. Dad was passionate about family and had a love for horses, in the flesh and in steel. He was an avid steer roper and HOG member and it was impossible to be with him and not feel his zeal for life. We miss you, Dad!
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Margaret M. Sorey

August 22, 1931 - November 23, 2017

Margaret M. Sorey, 86, of Midland, Texas, passed away on November 23, 2017. Margaret was born in Sampson County, North Carolina on August 22, 1931 to Earnie Warren and Myrtle M. Hall Warren. She married Herbert H. Sorey on December 27, 1953. They were married for 54 years at the time of his death in 2008. Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved singing hymns and...
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Ruth Elizabeth Dygert

March 28, 1923 - November 22, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Moore Dygert, 94, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on November 22, 2017. Ruth was born in Plainview, Texas on March 28, 1923 to William Roy and Medina Moore. She graduated from Canyon High School and later attended West Texas State College in Canyon, Texas. Ruth was married to Kenneth Dygert on February 3, 1946 at the First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas. They were married for 42...
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John Rounseville Kirwan

August 1, 1924 - November 22, 2017

John Rounseville Kirwan went home to be with our Heavenly Father, his beloved wife Carolyn, and cherished son Daniel the day before Thanksgiving, November 22, 2017. John was born August 1, 1924 in Oak Park, Illinois to Mathew Joseph and Odanah Kirwan. John was the youngest of three siblings and grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. John loved sharing colorful stories of growing up in this bustling...
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Curtis Donald Offield

February 20, 1934 - November 21, 2017

C.D. Offield (Curtis Donald) 83, of Midland passed away on November 21, 2017 in his home. C.D. was born February 20, 1934 in Glenn, Texas.He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred Lee and Lois Ann Offield, his wife Ruby Faye Offield, his daughter Lenora Faye (Sissy) Manley, and his brothers Denver, Dudley and Bobby Offield.C.D. came to Midland from Littlefield, Texas in 1950, where he met...
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Dorothy Marie EDWARDS

August 21, 1934 - November 20, 2017

Dorothy Marie Rasco Edwards, 83, of Midland died Monday, November 20, 2017 at home.She was born on August 21, 1934 in Ranger, Texas to the late Jim and Sue Adams. She and the love of her life (Shelby) ran Midland Auto Paint for many years. After selling that business they started Auto Color & Supply Warehouse.She enjoyed working in all facets of the business and, most of all, working beside her...
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Mark Alan Webster

September 29, 1964 - November 17, 2017

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Isabella Rose Butler

November 17, 2017 - November 17, 2017

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Griffin Noelle Anderson

January 15, 2000 - November 16, 2017

Griffin Noelle Anderson, 17, of Stanton, Texas was born January 15th, 2000 to Holly Neely and CW Anderson. She left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior along with her boyfriend and father of her child, Taylor Bradley, and their dear friend, Diego Picon, on Thursday November 16th, 2017 outside of Clifton, Texas.Griffin was a vibrant young lady, so full of life, constantly sharing her...
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Barry L. Brooks

June 15, 1945 - November 16, 2017

Barry L. Brooks, 72, of Midland, Texas, passed away at approximately 8:00 p.m. on November 16, 2017.Barry was born in Marietta, Georgia on June 15, 1945 to Harold and Evelyn Brooks. Barry graduated from high school and continued on to Southwestern Baptist Seminary.Barry married Marilyn J. Shatzer of Tiffin, Ohio in Toledo, Ohio on March 14, 1970. They were married for forty seven years.Barry's...
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Bettieloyd Urban

October 13, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Bettieloyd Green Brooks Urban died November 15, 2017. Private family graveside services were held November 19 at Tow, Texas with the Reverend Dan Teed officiating; burial followed at the Tow Cemetery.Born October 13, 1930, in Wheeler, Texas, to Loyd Raymond Green and Annie Lee Burns Green, she was a school teacher in Grand Fall-Royalty ISD where she touched the lives of hundreds of young people....
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Allene Allene Knight

February 7, 1927 - November 15, 2017

Lora Allene Knight passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior at age 90 on November 15, 2017. Her smile and sweet spirit will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service is planned in the Chapel of First Baptist Church Monday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. Private interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, Texas.Born February 7, 1927 to Marguerite and James...
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Lora Richard Miller

November 30, 1930 - November 14, 2017

Lora R. Miller of Midland passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in a local hospital. A memorial service is scheduled at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Crestview Baptist Church. Burial will occur beside her husband and three preceding generations of the Miller family at Antioch Cemetery in Panola County, Texas. Lora Belle Richard Miller was born on November 30, 1930 in the small town of...
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Jimmy Leon Burnett

October 15, 1948 - November 6, 2017

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Alfred J. Vogel

July 30, 1921 - November 3, 2017

Alfred Jacob Vogel was born on July 30, 1921 and passed away on November 3, 2017, at age 96, in Midland, Texas. Al was the Salutatorian of Midland High School in 1939. He graduated with his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas in 1943 and became a Professional Engineer. During World War II, Al volunteered and, following Officer Candidate School, served in US Army...
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Marilyn Dunton

May 4, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Marilyn Stuckey Dunton went to her eternal home on Friday, November 3, 2017. Because of the Cross and the resurrection of Christ, she is now in her eternal home in Heaven. Marilyn was born on May 4, 1929 in Fort Worth, Texas to Herbert and Mollie Stuckey where she grew up. After high school she was employed by Gulf Oil as a draftsman where she met her husband, George Dunton. They were married in...
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Frances Oekerman

November 20, 1928 - November 2, 2017

On November 2, 2017, Frances Oekerman went to be with her Lord. Born in Vernon, Texas on November 20, 1928 to the late Murl and Lillian (Talley) Maberry, Frances Myrle grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and graduated from Empire High School (near Duncan, Oklahoma) in 1946. While working as a telephone operator in Duncan, she met and, in 1949, married Cecil Oekerman. As Cecil's job with Halliburton...
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Mary Dell Wootan

August 1, 1928 - November 2, 2017

Mary Dell Wootan passed from this earth, November 2, 2017. She was 89 years old. Mary was born in Llano County, Texas, near Valley Springs on August 1st, 1928. Her parents were Nealie and Elzie Wright. Mary had two brothers, Dayton and Carl Wright. All of whom have preceded her in death, along with daughter Linda Cheryl Buchanan and granddaughter Emily Buchanan. Mary spent her childhood in the...
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Ricky Edd Cagle

December 26, 1952 - October 31, 2017

Ricky Cagle, 64 of Iraan, passed away on October 31, 2017.Ricky Edd Cagle was born on December 26, 1952 to Will Edd Cagle and Mary Lynn 'Garrison' Cagle in Clarksville, Texas. Ricky married DeLane 'Grant' Cagle on November 26, 1988 and soon were blessed with two children, Cortney Lane Cagle and Cody Garrett Cagle. He worked in the oil field most of his life. He worked as a steering tool operator...
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Larry Gene Hendrix

January 4, 1958 - October 29, 2017

Larry Gene Hendrix aka Iceman, 59 years old of Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully among family and friends on Sunday, October 29, 2017.Larry was born in Odessa, Texas on January 4, 1958 to Benjamin and Ella Faye (Edson) Hendrix. He graduated from Midland High School in 1976. After school he went straight to work at Dairy Queen and later at Bob's Better Burger to provide for his first born,...
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William R. Watson

September 18, 1936 - October 23, 2017

William "Bill" Raymond Watson, 81 of Midland, Texas, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017.Bill was born in Houston, Texas on September 18, 1936 to William O. Watson and Ruby Sue Watson. He graduated from San Jacinto High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston. Bill married Racine Hollingsworth Watson on August 8, 1956....
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Phyllis Loeene REAMES

November 14, 1927 - October 18, 2017

Phyllis ReamesPhyllis (Phil) Reames, 89 of Midland, Texas passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.Phil was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma on November 14, 1927 to Carmen and Glen Davis. She graduated from Altus High School in 1945. Phyllis was married to Claude Reames on February 14, 1953. They were married 52 years. Phyllis was a homemaker. She enjoyed pecan growing, sewing, silk flower making and...
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Maria Garcia Fino

April 24, 1934 - October 18, 2017

Maria Garcia Fino, aged 83, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017. There will be a visitation from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017 and from 1 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Ellis Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life that evening at 6 pm in the Chapel. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Monday, October 23, 2017 at San Miguel Catholic Church in Midland. Burial...
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Natividad Leon

December 25, 1917 - October 17, 2017

Natividad Rivas Leon, 99 of Midland, went to rest eternally in peace with his Maker on October 17, 2017.He was born on December 25, 1917. He married Rosalia Heredia Leon.Natividad is preceded in death by his wife.He is survived by six children; son Abelino Heredia Leon and wife Alicia Leon and five stepchildren Mary H. and husband Arthur Rivera, Terri and husband Ted Way, Raul H. Perez, Elfida H....
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Hazel Maire Fulgham

May 19, 1927 - October 16, 2017

Hazel Marie Fulgham, 90, passed away on October 16, 2017.Hazel was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma on May 19, 1927 to L.H. and Viola Larrabee.Hazel was married to S. W. "Bill" Fulgham on March 9, 1944 in Natchez, Mississippi. They were married for 67 years.Hazel worked for Grammar-Murphy and Dillard's for 20 yearsHazel had a love for song and music from an early age. She sang for the USO shows during...
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Bessie Mae Barnett

January 12, 1931 - October 14, 2017

Bessie Mae Barnett, 86, passed from this life on Oct. 14, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.Bess was born in Texarkana, Texas, on Jan. 12, 1931 to Margaret and Thurman Fish. She graduated from Texas High in Texarkana and continued her education to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas State College for Women and a Master's Degree in Education from East Texas State University.Bess moved to Midland...
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Frances Elloise Jones

August 17, 1932 - October 13, 2017

Frances Elloise Jones went home to glory on October 13, 2017 at the Younger Center of Manor Park in Midland, Texas, after courageously living with Alzheimer's for the last few years. Frances was born August 17, 1932 in Ballinger, Texas (Runnels County) on the Barron family farm to Robert Lee Wheeless and Nina Lucy Barron Wheeless. She was the eldest of three children. She attended first through...
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Billy Hugh Shew

April 2, 1927 - October 11, 2017

Billy Hugh Shew, formerly of Midland/Odessa, passed away in Fort Worth, Texas on October 11, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born in Howland, Texas (Lamar County) on April 2, 1927.Born to Hubbard and Katie Shew, Billy was educated in Lamar County prior to enlisting in the Army in 1944 at age 17. Sgt. Shew was honorably discharged in 1947, when he moved to Midland, Texas.In Midland, he met and...
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George NATIVIDAD

December 11, 1949 - October 7, 2017

George Natividad, 67 years old, of Midland, Texas passed away on October 7, 2017.He was born in Pecos, Texas on December 11, 1949 to Efren Natividad and Dominga Ramirez. George was married to Elvira on July 3, 1969. They were married for 48 years. He worked as a seismographer for Arco Exploration for many years then at Steward Cable as a geophone cable repairman. He enjoyed sports, spending time...
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Gloria Virginia Crites

November 6, 1934 - October 6, 2017

Gloria Virginia Crites, 82, of Midland, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 6, 2017. Gloria was born on November 6, 1934, in Littlefield, Texas, to Lucille and S.W. "Buddie" Little.Gloria grew up in Texas, helping raise her four younger siblings. She went to high school at Midland High and graduated in 1952. She married Billy L. Crites, her high school sweetheart, and they...
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Frances Wilson Klempnauer

April 23, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Frances (Fran) Wilson Klempnauer, 85, of Midland, Texas peacefully passed away October 6, 2017.Fran was born in Hodges, Texas on April 23, 1932 to Jurdon and Edna Gentry. She graduated from Abilene High school and attended Hardin Simmons University. Fran was married to Dr. Richard Klempnauer for 18 years. Fran worked for Lynch and Chappell Law firm for a number of years. She enjoyed dealing in...
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Walton Shea Parker

July 26, 1927 - October 5, 2017

Walton ParkerJuly 27, 1927 - October 5, 2017Walton Shea Parker (who everyone called "Parker") went to see the Lord on October 5th at the age of 90 in Dallas, Texas where he lived the last 5 years of his life, close to his children.He was a man who was loved by everyone. He always had a playful spirit, a joyful heart, a kind word for all and was always such a gentleman. He will be truly missed...
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Dorothy June Huff

January 30, 1932 - October 5, 2017

Dorothy June Huff, 85 of Midland, Texas left this Earth for her Heavenly Home on October 5, 2017.Dorothy was born on January 30, 1932 in Girard, Texas to Jess and Louise Brooks. She graduated from Girard High School and married Donald R. Huff on April 28, 1956. They were married for 48 years until Donald passed away in 2004. She was a homemaker and raised four sons. She loved working in her yard...
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Norma Jean Hetzel

January 18, 1931 - October 4, 2017

Norma Jean Bell Hetzel, 86, of Georgetown, Texas passed away in her sleep on Tuesday morning, October 4, 2017.She was born January 18, 1931 to the late H.H. and Ivon Wood Bell in Mountain View, Arkansas. Norma was the oldest of four children (one son and three daughters) born to H.H. and Ivon Bell. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas A&M College, where she was a member of...
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J.R. R. Williamson

November 13, 1921 - October 3, 2017

J.R. Williamson, 95, of Midland, TX passed away on October 3, 2017. He was born on November 13, 1921 in De Queen, AR. to J.R. Williamson, Sr. and Enice Parmer Williamson. He graduated from De Queen High School and joined the Army Air Corps where he proudly served in the European Theatre in World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Sergeant.On March 24, 1944 he...
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Juanita Eudy

July 10, 1919 - September 30, 2017

Juanita Case Eudy, 98, of Midland, Texas passed away on September 30, 2017.Juanita was born in Claude, Texas on July 10, 1919, to Harvey S. Case and Vera Thrasher Case.One of nine children, Juanita attended schools in Umbarger, Estelline, Parnell, Weatherly, Gasoline, and Quitaque, Texas.When she was a senior in high school, her Dad suddenly passed away, leaving her Mom with seven children at...
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Lonnie Wayne Oldham

January 24, 1947 - September 28, 2017

Lonnie Wayne Oldham, 70, went to be with the Lord on September 28, 2017. He was born January 24, 1947 in Wellington, Texas, to William Wesley Oldham and Lanora Wilson Oldham of Quail, Texas. Lonnie was the middle of 5 brothers. The other boys said, "Lonnie was always momma's favorite." He was raised and went to school in the small farming community of Samnorwood in the Texas Panhandle. His...
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Herbert Lee Kunkel

May 20, 1933 - September 28, 2017

Herbert Lee Kunkel 84, formerly of Lamesa, died in San Antonio, Texas on September 28, 2017. He had been in failing health the last few months. Herbert was born in Sparenberg, Texas on May 20, 1933 to Erich and Selma Kunkel. After finishing grades one through eight in the Sparenberg community, he attended Concordia Lutheran High School in Austin. He then went on to graduate from Concordia...
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Wayne Mabry Woodside

October 18, 1941 - September 25, 2017

Wayne "Woody" Mabry Woodside, age 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 25, 2017, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas, surrounded by his family. He was born on October 18, 1941, in Dallas, Texas, to Ida Ethel (Beach) and Eugene Mabry Woodside. Woody was a 1959 graduate of W. H. Adamson High School and went on to graduate from UT Arlington in 1963 with a BS in Electrical...
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Thelma Cloud

June 25, 1926 - September 24, 2017

Thelma Cloud, 91 of Midland, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017. There will be a graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
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Luella Roam

September 7, 1922 - September 21, 2017

Luella (Page) Roam passed away quietly on September 20, 2017 at the age of 95 at Brookdale in Midland, Texas. Luella was born on September 7, 1922 in Bloodland, Missouri (a town which no Ionger exists in what is now Ft. Leonard Wood), the only child of William Homer and Minnie (Prewett) Page. Before the age of 20, she had graduated from Crocker (MO) High School and Iberia (MO) Junior College and...
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David Coy Kiser

May 11, 1959 - September 20, 2017

David Coy Kiser, 58, of Granbury, Texas passed away on September 20, 2017.David was born in Sweetwater, Texas to Cecil Coy Kiser and Carolyn Jo Overman- Kiser. He spent much of his time growing up with his grandparents, Cecil and Jean Kiser and Peggy (Nanny) Overman, before graduating from Roby High School. On March 9, 2001, David married Shannon Clayton in Midland, Texas where they resided until...
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John Paul Stroup

December 4, 1923 - September 20, 2017

John Paul Stroup, know as JP, was born of Rose Eleanor McMullin and Frederick Howard Stroup in Kokomo, Indiana, on December 4, 1923. JP passed away in Midland, Texas on September 20, 2017.JP received his elementary and high school education in various Catholic schools in Indiana and Missouri and was awarded a full scholarship to St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.He was preceded in...
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Myrtle Garlean Easterly

October 10, 1943 - September 17, 2017

Myrtle Garlean Easterly was born October 10, 1943 to Owen Snodgrass and Annie Jewel Arnold. She died September 17, 2017 in San Angelo, Texas. Myrtle was a loving wife, mother and sister and loved by everyone who knew her. Her home was always open to anyone in need. Mom was full of energy and excitement and never let anything get in her way. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Easterly...
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Carrol G. Dority

August 17, 1952 - September 16, 2017

On September 16, 2017, after a long battle with cancer, Carrol Glen Dority passed away at the age of 65 in Midland, Texas.Carrol was born on August 17, 1952 in Pecos, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents Bert and Marie Dority. He is survived by Diesel, his beloved fur baby; wife, Paula Dority; children, Holli (LeAnna) Roberson and Jeffrey (Amanda) Dority; seven grandchildren, Paula ...
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Victoria Decristo Mendoza

July 19, 2017 - September 16, 2017

Victoria Decristo Mendoza Tarin, 2 months, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, September 16, 2017.Victoria was born on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Odessa, Texas to Reyes and Miriam Mendoza.She is preceded in death by her sister, Sofia Mendoza.She is survived by her father and mother; brothers, Kevin and Jonathan Mendoza; grandparents Reyes and Consuelo Mendoza and Roberto and Sofia Tarin...
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Albert Raymond Conly

October 4, 1927 - September 15, 2017

Albert Raymond (Bert) Conly was born on October 4, 1927 in El Centro, California to George Thomas Conly and Eva Mae Hopkins Conly. After his father's death in 1931, the family moved to Aspermont, Texas to live with his aunt and uncle in several small West Texas towns. Bert moved to Midland in 1939 with his mother, brother and step father Dr. J.O. Shannon, founder of the Shannon Animal Hospital....
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Letha Marie Benton

June 14, 1916 - September 12, 2017

Letha Marie Benton died September 12, 2017 at Manor Park, the Maybee Center, where she has resided for the last 11 years. She is affectionately known as Marie by all her friends.She was born in Mercury, Texas on June 14, 1916 to Sidney & Emma Mae Lawson. She was raised there In Mercury until she met the love of her life, Hubert E. Benton in Dawson County, Texas, and married on February 23,...
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Edith Isabelle Anderson Garst

September 10, 1921 - September 11, 2017

Edith Isabelle Anderson Garst passed away on September 11, 2017. She was born on September 10, 1921, in Marshfield, Missouri to Luther and Myrtle "Mom" Anderson. She married Robert M. Garst, Sr. June 27, 1940 in Marshfield, Missouri. They had two children, Judith Garst Brown, daughter, and Robert M. Garst, Jr., son.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Garst, Sr., and her son, Robert...
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Joy Ann Butts

August 23, 1933 - September 7, 2017

Joy Ann Graham Butts, 84, of Midland, Texas passed away on September 7, 2017. Joy was born in Dorn, Texas on August 23, 1933 to Gracie Mae and William Oliver Graham. She graduated from Midland High School in 1950. Joy was married to John Butts on June 14, 1953, in Midland, Texas they recently celebrated 64 years of marriage. As a young woman, Joy worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone...
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Harriett Higgins

July 9, 1934 - September 2, 2017

Harriett was born to R.S. and Esther Higgins on July 9, 1934 in El Paso, Texas.The family moved to Martin County in 1945. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1952. Harriett attended the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing in 1955, received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the Marillac College in 1960, and was a part of the first class of Family Nurse Practitioners at the University...
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Elva Cheatum Stoltenberg

October 24, 1917 - September 2, 2017

Elva Cheatum Stoltenberg, 99, wife of the late Harold Waite Stoltenberg of Midland, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 2, 2017.Elva was born in Kingman, Kansas, on October 24, 1917, to Noah and Lola Cheatum. She was the daughter of a Kansas cattleman and one of seven children. Elva spent her youth in Kingman and graduated from Kingman High School in 1936. She continued her...
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Freda Evans

August 25, 1922 - August 29, 2017

Freda Evans, 95, of Midland, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.She was born on August 25, 1922 in Ozark, Arkansas to Oscar Clay and Edith Shaver. She married Cecil Evans on September 10, 1940. They called Midland home since 1972. Freda was an active member of Alamo Heights Baptist Church. Freda and Cecil would have been married 77 years on September 10th.She is preceded in death by her son...
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Gina Ann Vogel

June 1, 1986 - August 29, 2017

Gina Ann Vogel was born on June 1, 1986 in Midland, Texas and passed away on August 29, 2017 in Austin, Texas.Gina was very talented in art and after graduating from Trinity School in Midland, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in metals and jewelry at Savannah College of Arts and Design. Her love however was ceramics. At the time of her death, she was attending the Avenue Five Institute in...
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Bonnie F. McLen

September 30, 1936 - August 24, 2017

Bonnie left us to meet her Lord Jesus after a brief illness. She was 80 years old.She was born in Kosse, Texas to Jesse and Edna Tucker on September 30th, 1936. She was the middle of three children. Bonnie spent her childhood as the daughter of an itinerant carpenter and lived throughout Texas, Arkansas, and Arizona.As an adult she worked as a bank teller in Big Spring, Texas for many years and...
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Marjorie Fiehrer Hellinghausen

January 18, 1931 - August 22, 2017

Marjorie Fiehrer Hellinghausen, 86, died August 22, 2017, in Midland, Texas. Marge was born January 18, 1931, to Marjorie M. Vaughan and Marc A. Fiehrer, in Hamilton, Ohio, the oldest of seven children. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1949. She earned a B.A. in Theology at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1953. In June of 1953, Marge met Don Hellinghausen in Port...
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Monzelle Bailey

August 12, 1935 - August 22, 2017

Monzelle (Monzie) Greer Bailey, 82, of Midland, Texas, formerly of Garland, Texas, passed away on August 22, 2017.Monzelle was born in Pecos, Texas on August 12, 1935 to Robert Isaac (Bob) and Lesie Lee Greer. She was raised in Grandfalls, Royalty and Kermit, Texas and graduated from Grandfalls/Royalty High School in 1953.Monzelle moved to Abilene, Texas after high school where she met Jessell L....
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Thomas Joseph Roach

August 24, 1942 - August 21, 2017

Thomas Joseph Roach was born on August 24, 1942 in Schleicher County, Texas. He passed on August 21, 2017 in Midland, Texas. He is survived by his son, Michael Roach; grandchildren Cheyenne, Tyler and Madison; son, Joel and wife Kassy Roach; grandchildren Tanner, Jacob, Kaylee, and Tristan; stepson, Frank and wife Patricia Cary; grandchildren Lacy and Jeffery all of Midland and brother, Henry...
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Cecil Earl Phillips

September 13, 1933 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, Midland, TX.
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Gary Lynn Branch

December 27, 1957 - August 14, 2017

Gary Lynn Branch, 59 of Midland, Texas passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017. He was born in Midland on December 27, 1957. He graduated from Midland High School in 1976. Gary married Lorrell Ann Ward on March 31, 1989. They were married for 16 years. He and his son Garrett were co-owners of A.W. Contractors. Gary helped with the pyrotechnics at the Commemorative Air Force and loved to fish and...
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