Our Obituaries

Wayne Arvis Hilton

September 4, 1921 - January 27, 2018

Wayne Arvis Hilton, 96, longtime resident of Odessa, Texas entered into eternal rest on January 27, 2018 in Odessa. Wayne was born on September 4, 1921 in Okra, Texas to James Audrey Hilton and Eva Anderson Hilton. Wayne was the oldest child of the Hilton Family. They moved to Grandview Community, Dawson County in the fall of 1923. Wayne attended the local school and graduated from Lamesa High...
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James Lewis Dolloff

January 10, 1934 - January 26, 2018

James Lewis Dolloff of Odessa, Texas went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2018. James was born on January 10, 1934 in Seagraves, Texas to Lon and Veda Dolloff. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Jerri Dolloff of Hobbs, NM, granddaughters Becky Dolloff and Vanessa of Odessa, TX, Kim Baer with husband Phillip Baer of Odessa, TX, and Samantha Dolloff of Hobbs, NM; great-grandchildren are...
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Bettye Jo Smith

January 9, 1929 - January 22, 2018

Bettye Jo Smith, 88, of Odessa passed away Monday, January 22 of 2018 at Medical Center Hospital. Bettye was born September 1, 1929 in Lefors, TX. She was a graduate of Eastland High School. She went to work for Southwestern Bell as a Telephone Operator where she met the love of her life, Harold Joe Smith. They married on June 1, 1952 and moved to Odessa, TX after Joe was transferred. They...
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Nola Darlene Chambers

May 21, 1935 - January 19, 2018

Memorial services for Darlene Holliman Chambers, under the direction of Frank Wilson Funeral Directors, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Cotton Flat Baptist Church, 6409 S. SH349, Midland, TX with Pastor Rick Holeman officiating.Mrs. Chambers was born in Brownwood, TX on May 21, 1935 to George Emmanuel Jordy and Thelma Elizabeth (Lincecum) Jordy. She went to be with our...
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James L. Butler

March 8, 1935 - January 18, 2018

James (Jim) Butler of Odessa, Texas went home to the Lord on January 18, 2018. Jim was born in Sweetwater, Texas on March 8, 1935. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Cle Butler and two children, Cathy Kirby (Ron) and Scott Butler (Lory). He is also survived by four beautiful grandchildren Amanda Alford (Jeremy), Raechel Sharp (Jared), Tyler Butler (Alicia) and Courtnee Butler. Jim was...
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Maynard Owen Starnes

June 30, 1921 - January 16, 2018

Maynard Owen Starnes went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Maynard was born June 30, 1921, in Young County, Texas to Bailey and Vinia Starnes. Maynard, known by his friends and family as MO, had seven siblings, five brothers and two sisters. MO married Isabell O'Farrell, January 26, 1946. MO and Isabell had two sons Jesse Norman and Gary Starnes. MO was...
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James Burl Notgrass

September 20, 1927 - January 11, 2018

James "Burl" Notgrass, 90, died on January 11, 2018 in Odessa, TX.Burl was born on September 20, 1927 in Eastland, TX to James Gordon Notgrass and Rosa Mae Williams Notgrass. He graduated from Courtney High School in 1946. He married Delma "Janice" Peterson on May 2, 1953 in Stanton, TX. They had four children. Janice died on December 7, 1994. Burl married Laura Baker on February 25, 1995 in...
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Terrance Glen Shults

November 19, 1947 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Stephen Garrett Smith

August 9, 1953 - December 29, 2017

Stephen Garrett Smith, 64, died on December 29, 2017 in Odessa, TX. Stephen was born on August 9, 1953 in Corpus Christi, TX to John F. and Dorothy K. Smith. He graduated from Big Spring High School and later Texas Tech University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He met his wife, Paula Manes Smith, in Odessa, TX and they married on April 17, 1982. Stephen worked for Texas Department of...
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Kenneth Ray Johnson

October 8, 1936 - December 26, 2017

Kenneth Ray Johnson was born on October 8, 1936, to Lola Evelyn Tarvin Johnson and Roland A Johnson. He died peacefully in Odessa, Texas, on December 26th, 2017, at 81 years of age. He attended Texas A & M University, on a golf scholarship. Ken enjoyed flying his own plane and was very active in his church. He was always quick with a joke to make you smile, and a hug to make your day better. ...
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Bobbie Jean Kirby

November 15, 1929 - December 20, 2017

Bobbie Jean Kirby passed away on December 20, 2017 at Medical Center Hospital with her family by her side. She was 88 years old. She was born on November 15, 1929 in Marion, Kansas to Glen Lard and Vivian Eldeana Smith. She married Homer Lewis Kirby January 25, 1947 in California. They moved to Odessa with their 4 children in 1964.Bobbie is survived by one brother, Dennis Smith and wife Jane of...
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Shinyae Ryou

January 25, 1955 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Peggy Jo Cox

December 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Jon Richard Campbell

August 24, 1950 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Billy Bob Sherrill

April 21, 1926 - December 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Lionel Hinojos

December 8, 1939 - November 17, 2017

Lionel "Tito" Hinojos returned to his heavenly home on November 17, 2017 at the age of 77 after a year-long battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him through his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. His life began in Marfa, Texas on December 8, 1939 and moved to Odessa in 1946 with his mom, Josefa Hinojos and his step-dad, Ramon Hinojos. Tito would...
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Stephen Gordon Smith

June 18, 1956 - November 15, 2017

Stephen "Steve" Gordon Smith, of Gardendale, passed away November 15, 2017 in Odessa, Tx. Steve was born June 18, 1956 in Big Spring, Tx to Harold Joe and Bettye Smith. He grew up in Odessa, Tx, graduating in 1974 from Permian High School. He started out as a lineman for AT&T after graduation and eventually retired after 31 years of service. He was employed by Omega Chemicals for 7 years at the...
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Fern Doris Thomas

November 28, 1930 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Billie Jo Holliday

February 26, 1936 - October 25, 2017

Billie Holliday, 81, of Odessa, was peacefully called home by her Lord and Savior on October 25, 2017 in Odessa, TX. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm at Frank Wilson Funeral Home Services will be held on Monday, October 30, at 11:00 am in the Chapel at Frank Wilson Funeral Home with Curtis Thomas, Groups Pastor at Lubbock Hillside Christian Church will officiate ceremony. ...
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David G. Hall

July 2, 1948 - October 21, 2017

David Garland Hall was born July 2, 1948, in Odessa, TX and passed from this life into the arms of his Savior on October 21, 2017. In January 2015, he retired from ExxonMobil/XTO where he worked many years as a construction foreman and where he was well respected because he always was very respectful of others. David and Jean celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6th of this year. ...
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Edwin Guy Zellars

November 14, 1922 - October 7, 2017

Lift your hearts and share with the Zellars family. God wanted Guy Zellars and set him free to go the gates of heaven. Guy passed on October 7, 2017 at 10:30a.m. An American Veteran, Guy was born in Rising Star, Texas on November 14, 1922 to Fred Hershel Zellars and Linnie Lucy Lane. Guy graduated from Rising Star High school. He moved to Odessa, Texas in July of 1941. Guy worked for Humble...
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John Christopher

June 24, 1987 - October 4, 2017

John William (Castle) Christopher Jr, 30, of Odessa, Texas entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. He was born on June 24, 1987 to Cathy and John William Christopher. He is preceded in death by his dad John William Christopher. He is survived by his loving wife Tiffany Christopher whom he married on September 5, 2006, one daughter Paisley Christopher; four sons, Devon, Camden,...
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Annie Mae Elliott

September 9, 1927 - September 25, 2017

Annie Mae Elliot, 90, longtime resident of Odessa, Texas entered into eternal rest on September 25, 2017. She was born on September 9, 1927 to Walter H. Godfrey and Sadie Ann Swindell in Menard, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Arnell E. Elliott, daughter Sharon Elliott, and four brothers, Druey, Herman, Dick and Lorett Godfrey. She is survived by her son Phillip Edward...
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Phyllis J. Hann

March 10, 1925 - September 21, 2017

Phyllis June Hann passed away September 21, 2017 at her home after a long battle with Alzheimer's.She was born March 10, 1925 to Ernest and Lucy (Huddleson) Ford in Union County, Iowa.She married Darrell Ray Hann on April 27, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa. He passed November 18, 2006.They moved to Odessa in 1963.Together they owned Odessa Business Equipment until retiring in 1978,Phyllis was a member...
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Sharon Diane Wallace

June 19, 1945 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Mary Evelyn Lamb

December 13, 1938 - September 1, 2017

Mary Evelyn Lamb, 78, returned to her heavenly home on Friday, September 1, 2017 after a short illness. Evelyn was born to the late William L. Henson and Velva Henson in Wink, Texas on December 13, 1938. She was raised in a loving Christian home surrounded by loving parents and many siblings. Evelyn was a lifelong resident of Odessa, Texas. Evelyn graduated from Ector High School and Odessa...
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Allen Jefferson Hair

June 17, 1927 - August 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Allen Jefferson Hair

June 17, 1927 - August 25, 2017

Allen Jefferson Hair, Age 90, passed away on August 25, 2017 at home with his family by his side. AJ was born on June 17, 1927 in Graniteville, South Carolina to Wiley Johnathan Hair and Berlie Lula Hair. AJ was raised in Georgia, his Moms home State. AJ as he was called by all who knew him was a Veteran of WW II. He went into the Army Sept. 18, 1945 and was Honorably Discharged Nov. 21, 1949. ...
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William Marvin Stevenson

October 2, 1931 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Paul C. Ruiz

April 29, 1942 - August 23, 2017

Paul "Papa" Ruiz, 75, a longtime resident of Odessa, Texas entered into eternal rest on August 23, 2017. He was born on April 29, 1942 to Tomas Ruiz and Antonia Cano in Fort, Stockton, Texas. He was a member of St. Anthony Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 10404 in Odessa, Texas. He enjoyed volunteering in the community, church activities, fishing, hunting, building things, golfing,...
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Jerry Bruce Putman

September 6, 1950 - August 18, 2017

Jerry was born in San Angelo, Texas. His early childhood years were spent in Midland, Texas and teen years in Casper, Wyoming. He was a 1969 graduate of Natrona County High School and a 1974 graduate of Texas Tech University with a major in political science and economics.Jerry was passionate about audio video and worked in this industry for almost a decade. His love of this guided him to...
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Richard E. Gitchell

April 17, 1930 - August 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Erminio Uranga

April 24, 1938 - August 13, 2017

Erminio (Mino) Uranga, by the Grace of God, passed into the Lord's care August 13, 2017 from complications of his battle with cancer. Mino was born in Fort Stockton, Texas, April 24, 1938 to Adela and Faustino Uranga. He was a lifetime resident of Odessa and graduated from Odessa High School in 1957. He attended Odessa College before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1961. He was...
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Leon D. Gonzales

July 4, 1951 - August 11, 2017

Leon Gonzales, 66, longtime resident of Odessa, Texas passed away on August 10, 2017. He was born on July 4, 1951 to Leon Gonzales and Rosa DeAnda in Big Spring, Texas. He worked for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center for 17 years; he was a retired Building Superintendent and a member of Mid-Cities Church. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife Linda Gonzales,...
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Chad Vincent Vanderford

September 28, 1973 - August 8, 2017

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Dr. Chad Vincent Vanderford, 43, of Odessa, was taken too early from his family and friends.A wake will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Frank Wilson Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Odessa, TX.Chad is survived by his wife, Nichole; his...
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Nina Pearl Crowder

May 10, 1929 - August 7, 2017

Nina Pearl (Kennedy) Crowder, 88, passed away on August 7, 2017 after a short bought with cancer. She was born May 10, 1929 in Sweetwater, TX. She lived in Odessa and retired after 30 yrs. with TxDoT, volunteered for Home Hospice and oversaw the Children's sermon for Highland Methodist Church for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Kim White and son-in law, Mac White of Dallas, sister...
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Katheryn Howell

November 4, 1923 - August 3, 2017

Frances Katheryn McCurry Howell was born on November 4, 1923 in Ruston Louisiana. She was the only daughter of Chessie Lawter McCurry and Susie Belle Lamkin McCurry. Katheryn was the middle child. She had 2 older brothers; Chessie Lawter (Mac) McCurry Jr and wife Shirley, Olin McCurry and Wife Kathleen a younger brother Billy Raymond McCurry and is survived by a younger brother Robert Whitfield ...
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Wilma Bernice Gray

January 27, 1949 - July 31, 2017

Wilma Bernice Gray,68, of Odessa passed away peacefully in her home July 31, 2017 after a short battle with brain cancer. She is predeceased by her father Donald L. Johnston, her brother Eddie Johnston and nephew Michael Johnston. She is survived by her husband of 28 years William Gray, her mother Gertrude Johnston both of Odessa. Her only child Shannon Krugman and husband Charles J. Krugman of...
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Helen Marie Curb

July 25, 1922 - July 30, 2017

Helen Marie Curb, 95, of Odessa, passed away on July 30, 2017 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born July 25, 1922, near Sterling, Oklahoma, the oldest child of Harry M. & Otie Girdner Loper.She attended school at Sterling for 12 years, graduated in 1940, and went to Cameron Jr. College at Lawton, Oklahoma, worked part time in the school cafeteria, and also at Ft. Sill, Ok. She married Dan...
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Nathan Robert Harding

June 16, 1927 - July 30, 2017

Nathan Harding passed away on July 30, 2017 of natural causes. He was 90 years old.Nathan Robert Harding, Jr. was born June 16, 1927, the third of four brothers, in Curry County, New Mexico. His family moved to Parmer County, Texas when he was four years old.He attended Eastern New Mexico University for two years before transferring to Texas Tech University. After graduating Tech in 1951 with...
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Norman Wayne Hackney

July 23, 1938 - July 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Nannette Davis

September 7, 1932 - July 19, 2017

In Memory of Nannette Rebecca Davis September 7, 1932 - July 19, 2017 Nannette (Nan) Rebecca Davis, 84, of Kingwood, Texas went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Visitation will be held at Frank Wilson Funeral Home in Odessa on Friday, July 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22nd at Chapel Hill...
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Barbara B. Gladden

October 7, 1950 - June 28, 2017

Barbara Berkshire Gladden passed from this life and experienced the promise of heaven in the early morning hours of June 28, 2017, at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. Her beloved daughter, Michelle Snyder, and her dear friend and cousin, Judy Gladden were at her side. Barbara was born to Frances and Robert Berkshire in Plainview, Texas on October 7, 1950. She attended schools in San...
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Jean Armstrong Johnson

April 1, 1923 - June 24, 2017

Jean Armstrong Johnson was born in Maffra (near Melbourne), Australia in 1923, the eldest child in a family of four girls. Her mother, Ella MacPherson was a nurse, and her father, Dr. Benjamin Armstrong, a general practitioner. In the early 1930's Jean's father moved the family to Stratford and later to Auckland, New Zealand. Jean and her sisters attended St. Cuthberts School for Girls which...
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Marilyn Mischele Billings

March 18, 1956 - May 31, 2017

Shelley Passed away on Wednesday, May 31st 2017 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX. A beloved mother, daughter, sister and Nana she will be missed by all those who were lucky enough to know her. Shelley lived her life to bring happiness to those around her, provide help to those needing guidance in sobriety, provide massage therapy for those who were suffering, love on her kids and...
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Martin Luis Gonzales

May 8, 1949 - May 6, 2017

Our precious husband, dad, grandfather, and brother has gone to be with our Lord where he will live in his new forever home in Heaven. On May 6, 2017, we said our last goodbyes to the most wonderful man God put on this earth. In our eyes, he was a hero who lived by example in his values, hard work, and dedication to his family and friends. He was well loved by many. He loved life and loved...
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Adeline MArie Otterness

March 1, 1924 - April 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Bobby Lee Tucker

January 28, 1940 - April 18, 2017

Bobby Lee Tucker passed away peacefully at his home in Odessa surrounded by family on April 18, 2017, at the age of 77. Bobby was born on January 28, 1940 in Wolfe City, Texas, to William and Nora Tucker. Bobby married Betty Hewitt on February 14th, 1970 at Central Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas. They enjoyed over 47 years together. God blessed them with three children, Bobbie Sue, Blake and...
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Julianne Kate Brooks

March 6, 2017 - April 13, 2017

Julianne Kate Brooks entered this world March 6, 2017 at 9:40 pm in Odessa, Texas 11 weeks early weighing 2 lbs. 14 ounces. She captured the hearts of many people in her short time here on earth. Julianne joined her Heavenly Father April 13, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. During the time God gave us with her, He showed us miracles of His unfailing love. We felt His grace and presence with her. We may...
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Daniel Ray Frizzell

October 30, 1930 - April 5, 2017

Daniel Ray Frizzell, 86, of Odessa passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Brookdale Sherwood Retirement Center after a lengthy illness. He was born on October 30, 1930 in Shreveport, LA to Muriel & Beulah Frizzell. Ray joined the Navy at the age of 15 during WWII. He served in the Navy until 1948 and then went on to work for City Services in Lake Charles, LA., where he retired as a Plant...
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Redis Franklin Whitfield

May 8, 1921 - March 28, 2017

Redis Franklin Whitfield, 95, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Odessa, Texas. He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Dell Whitfield, daughters Barbara Snowden and Dellisa Calderon, and one grandson Craig Stephens. Mr. Whitfield is survived by his daughter Loriann Townsend and husband Jeff. He is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great...
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Robert P. Elkins

October 2, 1931 - March 24, 2017

Robert P. Elkins, 86, of Snyder, died Sunday, March 24, 2017, in Snyder. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM March 27, 2017, at Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Thelma Lee Stone

June 5, 1928 - March 6, 2017

ODESSA - Thelma Lee Stone, age 88, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Odessa. She was born in Bryson ,TX on June 5, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Ernest & Jewell Rhodes. After graduation from Jacksboro High School in 1946, Thelma moved into town where she worked as a file clerk for a butane company, and where she met and married the love of her life and...
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Louis Morales Gonzales

June 5, 1926 - March 2, 2017

ODESSA- Louis Morales Gonzales, 90, passed away March 2, 2017, in Andrews, TX.Louis was born June 5th, 1926 in Westhoff, Texas. He actively and proudly served his country in World War II, Pacific Theater in the United States Army. He went on obtain his airplane license and joined the National Guard. He later moved to Odessa in 1954 where he went to work in the oilfields. He first married Grace...
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Wanda Evelyn Whitaker

August 24, 1931 - March 2, 2017

Wanda Evelyn Whitaker, 85, entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2017 in Midland, Texas. Wanda was born on August 24, 1931 in Hamlin, Texas to James M. and Mattie Scott. Wanda is preceded in death by her parents; Husband Dale M. Whitaker; son Lonnie Whitaker; two brothers Edwin Scott and Wayne Scott; and one sister Mary Lou Nelson. Wanda is survived by one daughter Vicky Riley and husband Steve...
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Dorothy C. Mann

January 26, 1930 - March 1, 2017

Dorothy Blanche Crabtree Mann, 87, passed away on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer's and pulmonary fibrosis. Her funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church Odessa with Pastor Byron McWilliams officiating. The graveside service will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Prior to the service,...
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Mary Frances Ingram

March 5, 1927 - February 27, 2017

God has taken our loving mother home. Mary Francis Ingram passed from this life to Heaven on February 27th 2017 in Odessa, Texas.She enjoyed this life for 89 years. She was born in Loraine, Texas on March 5th 1927. Mary and Martin were married in Rankin, Texas in 1946. They started their life together at the Sandhills Gulf Camp. Soon after they moved their house to Crane, Texas where they...
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Barbara Duane Brooks

February 22, 1942 - February 24, 2017

Barbara Duane Hardin Brooks, 75, longtime resident of Odessa, Texas entered into eternal life on February 24, 2017. She was born on February 22, 1942 to Floyd and Bea Hardin in Merkel, Texas. She was the fifth of nine children. In 1951, her family moved to Odessa, she attended grade school and graduated from Ector High School in 1962. Barbara enlisted into the United States Women's Army Corp in...
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Joey Darlene Brister

February 11, 1941 - February 15, 2017

Joey Darlene Babcock Brister was born February 11, 1941 in Pampa, Texas to Franklin Babcock and Jessie Byars Babcock. She married Daniel "Danny" Ray Brister on June 18, 1957 on her family's farm south of Pampa, Texas. Their marriage was rich with love, laughter, and a never-ending bond. June would have been their 60th anniversary. She was a homemaker, family matriarch, and stunning role-model....
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Charles Mark Jones

August 9, 1987 - February 14, 2017

Charles Mark Jones Jr., 29, of Odessa, Texas went to be with our lord and savior February 14, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Mark Jr. enjoyed playing golf with friends and in competition. Mark graduated from Permian High School in 2006. Mark won 96 individual golf tournaments as well as multiple partnerships. Mark enjoyed laughing and making other people laugh. Mark was a Christian who loved the...
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Clara Ruby Davis

December 4, 1923 - February 14, 2017

Clara Ruby Davis, 93, of Odessa, Texas; loving wife, mother, and grandmother; went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Ruby was born on December 4, 1923 in Martin County, Texas to Clara Adalaid (Shipman) Atchison and Franklin Eugene Atchison, Sr. She was the fourth of 8 children. Ruby was raised on a farm in Martin County during the height of the depression and had to work...
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Robert L. Forbess

October 20, 1932 - February 5, 2017

Robert Lee Forbess went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Bob was born to Herbert and Lorene Forbess on October 20, 1932 in Brownwood, Texas. He grew up in Andrews, Texas and graduated from Andrews High School in 1951. Bob served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McMurry College in 1958. Bob married Anita...
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Barbara Jolene Hawkins

February 7, 1953 - February 4, 2017

Barbara Joleen Hawkins, 63, longtime resident of Odessa, Texas entered into eternal rest on February 4, 2017. Barbara was born in Big Spring, Texas on February 7, 1953 to Bill Hayworth, and Darlene Tindol. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and brother Don Hayworth. She is survived by her daughter Amber Cox, her husband Jeremy, from Haltom City, Texas; two nephews Scott, and Shane;...
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Whitney Lane Carson

June 3, 1985 - February 3, 2017

Whitney Lane Carson, 31, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at 10:00a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A memorial Service to celebrate her beautiful life will be Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:00p.m....
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Barbara Jean Rathjen

May 17, 1957 - February 3, 2017

Barbara Jean (Brown) Rathjen passed peacefully in Hospice Care on February 3, 2017 in Odessa, Tx. at the age of 59.Barbara is survived by her Father, Leroy Brown and brother, James-Jim-Brown (Stephanie Brown) of North Carolina; Mother-In-Law, LaJuana Rathjen of Midland, Tx.; Children: Chris Clark (Mandy Clark), Jarrod Clark, and Amy Rathjen all of Odessa, Tx; and one adoring grandson, Cameron...
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Peggy Lou Edge

June 5, 1926 - February 1, 2017

BIG SPRING,TEXAS - Peggy Lou Cortner Edge, 90, went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2017 in Big Spring, Texas. Peggy was born on June 5, 1926 in Pershing County, Oklahoma. Peggy is a long-time resident, having lived in Odessa for 55 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Odessa. Her calling was working with children, teaching them the Bible, which she did for 40 years. She...
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Wanda Louise Stringer

December 27, 1930 - January 31, 2017

Wanda Louise Stringer, 86, of Odessa, Texas entered into eternal rest on January 31, 2017. Wanda was born on December 27, 1930 to George Turner and Ruby Williamson. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe, son Ronnie, and daughter Donna. She is survived by her son Larry Joe Stringer and his wife Shawna of Odessa, Texas; Nine grandchildren; Five Great-Grandchildren; and Three Great...
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Calvin Walter Copley

September 8, 1949 - January 31, 2017

Calvin Walter Copley, 68, of Odessa, Texas died Monday, January 30, 2017, in Odessa, Texas. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Clydell Chapman is officiating.Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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A. T. Evans

October 28, 1933 - January 29, 2017

AT Evans was born on October 28, 1933 in Longstreet, Louisiana to Arthur and Mabel Evans. He was the youngest of 3 brothers and 1 sister. He moved to Monahan's, Texas in 1951. He then went to work in the oilfield. In 1953, he met Janet Wood at Odessa College. They married in 1955. He was drafted into the army and spent 2 years on the Presidio army base in San Francisco, California. Gary was...
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Frank Anthony Blasi

March 22, 1921 - January 28, 2017

Frank Anthony Blasi, 95, of Odessa, passed away on January 28, 2017. Frank was born on March 22, 1921, in Diamondville, Wyoming. Frank graduated from the University of Washington Seattle Washington, with an engineering degree. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming, with a degree in education, and had worked a year on his doctorate in IQ Testing. Frank worked as a teacher...
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Joe Luis Bernal

June 23, 1960 - January 20, 2017

Joe Luis Bernal, 56, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at his residence in Odessa, Texas surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 23, 1960 in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico to Luis Sanchez Bernal and Gabina Orta Bernal. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Amabilia Moya Bernal; his daughter, Leslie Zepeda and her husband, Mario; his son, David Bernal; his son, Eddy Payen and his...
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Janice Louise Swain

February 24, 1956 - January 17, 2017

Janice Louise Swain went to be with our heavenly father Tuesday January 17, 2017. She passed away at her residence in Odessa, Texas. Janice was born February 24, 1956 to the late Herbert and Mary Waechter in Hobbs, NM. She was raised in Lovington, NM and soon after high school she moved to Odessa, TX in 1975. She married Richard Swain in 1976. Throughout the years, Janice enjoyed weekends at...
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Anita Ruby Forbess

March 10, 1928 - January 8, 2017

Anita Ruby ForbessAnita Ruby Forbess passed away on January 8, 2017 following a long illness of Alzheimer's. The funeral service will be held on Thursday morning at 10:00 am, January 12, 2017, at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Chapel 4635 Oakwood Dr. Odessa, Texas with Don Norris of First Baptist Church, Odessa, officiating. The graveside service will be at the Andrew's North Cemetery at 2:00 PM in...
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Charlotte Thompson Douglass

July 24, 1947 - January 5, 2017

Charlotte Douglass, 69, of Odessa, Texas passed away January 5, 2017 at her residence. Charlotte was born on July 24, 1947 in Loree, Alabama. Charlotte worked as a pharmacy technician and Mary Kay Cosmetics beauty consultant for many years. She is preceded in death by her mother Nan V. Crawford, father Henry R. Thompson, and her husband Gary R. Douglass. She is survived by her sister JoAnne Smith...
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Janet Elizabeth Bryan

November 24, 1960 - December 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Raul G. Chavez

March 25, 1924 - December 6, 2016

I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die: and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. John 11:25-26Raul G. Chavez Sr., 92 of Odessa, Texas passed into eternal life on December 6, 2016. Raul was born March 25, 1924 in Adobes Ranch, Presidio County, Texas. Raul married Margarita Gonzalez on April 19, 1952 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua. They...
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Lee Stanfield Bell

May 26, 1935 - December 2, 2016

Orpha "Lee" Bell went to be with her heavenly father on Friday, December 2nd, 2016. Her family was at her side upon her death. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Lee will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. She was married to Robert Bell who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Shelby Stanfield Smithee, grandchildren Natalie White, Brian J. Graf & Melanie...
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Esmundo G. Terrazas

January 19, 1955 - December 2, 2016

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Charley Fred Boland

September 30, 1937 - November 29, 2016

Charley Fred "Chock" Boland died peacefully on November 29, 2016, in Odessa, Texas at the age of 79. Charley was born on September 30, 1937 in Throckmorton, Texas, to Fred and Opal (Carroll) Boland. He graduated from Throckmorton High School in 1957. He married Patsy Dunaway in 1981. He worked in the Oil Industry for over 40 years, and was a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by...
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Romana Luna Dominguez

February 28, 1919 - November 20, 2016

Romana Roque Dominguez passed away on November 20, 2016 in Odessa, Texas. She was born in Waco, Texas to Donicio Roque and Maria Luna. She married her husband Epigmenio C. Dominguez (deceased) in Lubbock, Texas on January 23, 1943. Mrs. Dominguez enjoyed making quilts, ceramics, gardening, feeding cats, dancing, singing, and feeding birds. She was a very sweet loving person, who was joyful and...
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Bobby Glenn Carter

May 2, 1933 - November 16, 2016

Bobby Glenn Carter, 83, of Odessa passed from this earth on November 16, 2016 in Odessa, Texas. Bob was born in Wichita Falls, TX to Velma Vivian and Hughe Carter on May 2, 1933. He graduated from Wichita Falls High School and worked at the local Ford dealership. At this dealership is where Bob met Pal Marie who later became his wife in Henrietta, TX on September 16, 1953. Bob was a veteran of...
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Loyce Ruth Snyder

March 9, 1930 - November 11, 2016

Loyce Ruth Weathers Snyder, born March 9, 1930 in Abilene, TX, died peacefully at home on November 11, 2016, after a brief illness. Loyce is survived by her son John Snyder, daughter-in-law Kathy Snyder, grandson Karl Snyder, and many beloved and loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. Loyce was the eldest of the two children of Foy C. and Erby Lee Moser Weathers of...
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Rose Allie McCleery

July 24, 1926 - October 31, 2016

ODESSA - Rose McCleery, age 90, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Sherwood Church of Christ in Odessa, Texas. Internment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.Rose was born on July 24, 1926 in Sterling City, Texas to Joe and Ollie Pearce King. Rose was raised on a ranch, and she had immense respect for '...
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Caroll Ann Yant

December 27, 1946 - October 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Adam S. Gonzales

March 21, 1963 - October 22, 2016

Adam S. "La Mancha" Gonzales Jr., 53, of Odessa, TX, went on to be with our Lord and savior Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at Odessa Regional Medical Center, in Odessa, Texas.Adam was born on March 21st, 1963 in Odessa, Texas to Adam and Francis Montoya Gonzales. Adam was an independent contract welder for over 20 years of his career and had the uncanny ability to weld absolutely anything you...
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Billie Duaine Cook

March 13, 1933 - October 18, 2016

Rev. Bill D. Cook, age 83, of Odessa, passed away October 18, 2016 in Houston, TX. Memorial Services will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Immanuel Baptist Church. Visitation with family will follow the service. Bill Duaine Cook was born in Murchison, TX on March 13, 1933. Bill married Dorothy Wallace on April 1, 1953 in Abilene, TX. Together they raised a daughter, Karon, and a...
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Doyal Fred Alderidge

February 8, 1940 - October 11, 2016

Doyal Fred Alderidge "Fat Boy" 76, of Odessa passed away October 11, 2016 in Odessa, Texas. He was born February 8, 1940 to Percy and Irene Alderidge in White Bluff, Tennessee in their home. He loved the fall as well as sitting on the porch watching the birds and squirrels. He loved his family, long talks, drinking coffee, talking about drilling rigs, the oil field, and growing up in Tennessee,...
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Joe Louis Smith

March 5, 1936 - October 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Dale Joy Anderson

April 28, 1956 - September 25, 2016

Dale Joy Anderson eased into her heavenly sleep Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her home in Odessa. She was born in Hobbs, NM on April 28, 1956. She was employed for 22 years by both Wal Marts in Odessa. Dale is survived by her husband Randy Coats, son Logan Anderson and wife Jessica with six grandchildren. She is also survived by mother Joy Lowe and husband James, father Jerry Amos and wife Sandra...
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Antonio Gonzalez

July 15, 1951 - September 17, 2016

Arrangements Odessa Antonio Marcus Gonzalez 65, of Odessa passed away on Saturday September 17, 2016.Antonio Marcus Gonzalez was born in Hamlin, Texas to Antonio and Ruth Gonzalez on July 15, 1951 He retired from Dallas Morning News.He was a member of several Local Organizations, Grandview Lions Club, Jaycees, Curcillo, Kairos, Acts and Stepping Stone Ministries.He is survived by his wife Judy...
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Jesus C. Medrano

April 11, 1939 - September 14, 2016

Jesus C. Medrano (Jesse), 77, of Odessa passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in Odessa. He was born in Presidio on April 11, 1939 to Anacleto Medrano and Francisca Contreras.He was preceded in death by brother, Simon Medrano and sister, Alicia Escandon.He is survived by sisters, Socorro Vargas of Roswell, NM Eloisa Perez Vargas of Hagerman, NM Manuela Moreno of Roswell, NM Aurora Gomez of...
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Doyle w. Weatherby

May 21, 1933 - September 5, 2016

Doyle Wayne (Hawk) Weatherby passed peacefully on September 5, 2016 at his home in Odessa after a short battle with lung cancer. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Martha. He was born in Woodson, Texas on May 21, 1933. He lived in Iraan and graduated high school in Breckenridge. He served in the US Army from 1953-1955. He was honorably discharged at the same rank as when he went...
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Elvis Louise Kite

July 20, 1923 - August 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Bert Ellis Mann

June 23, 1925 - August 13, 2016

Bert Ellis Mann, 91, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016. His family will be receiving friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the Discovery Room of the First Baptist Church Odessa. The funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August, 20, 2016 in the sanctuary with Pastor Byron McWilliams officiating. The graveside service will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens...
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Jenive Hill

May 14, 1933 - August 2, 2016

Jenive Eckloff, 83, of Brownfield, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in Brownfield. Graveside service will be held at 10:00am August 5, 2016, atSunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Frank W. WilsonFuneral Directors.
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Albert D. Fox

January 2, 1928 - July 31, 2016

Albert (Al) Fox, 88, of Odessa passed away Medical Center Hospital July 31, 2016. He was born January 2, 1928 to Albert and Mary Fox in Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. He served as a Captain in the US Navy. His military service included 28 years during WWII, Korean War and Vietnam. After retiring from the military, he worked 29 years as a Self Employed CPA. He...
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Patsy Ruth Boland

August 17, 1934 - July 29, 2016

Patsy Boland, a homemaker and long-time resident of Odessa, age 81, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX.She was born August 17, 1934, to W. D. and Virgie (Young) Dunaway in Cordell, Okla. She was married to Charley Boland. She enjoyed playing bingo.She is preceded in death by her parents.She is survived by her husband Charley Boland; daughter Vicki Raschke;...
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Laura Ann Turner

August 4, 1945 - July 28, 2016

Laura Ann Moore Turner passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Laura was born August 4, 1945 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Thomas H. Moore and Mary Waleta Moore. She graduated from Hobbs, NM, High School in 1963, attended the University of Washington for two years and graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 1985, with a degree in Literature....
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Lee Damen Boney

June 3, 1993 - July 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors, Odessa, TX.
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Wesley Sherman Hailes

August 9, 1949 - July 14, 2016

Wesley Sherman Hailes, 66, of Odessa passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 in Odessa. He was born August 9, 1949 to Hansford and Eunice Gibson Hailes in Odessa. He proudly served his country as a Marine. He attained the rank of Sargent. After the time in the military he worked as electronic technician for 17 years. He also worked as a legal assistant to Barry Hart. Wesley held his family in high...
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