Obituaries

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Julia Elizabeth Stroup

MCCAMEY - Julia Elizabeth Stroup, 78 of McCamey, died July 4, 2019. She was born on Mar. 5, 1941, in Big Spring to Phillip and Zelma Berry.

She is survived by her sons, Wendell Stroup of Cedaredge, CO, and Jay Stroup and wife Barbara of Hobbs, NM; four grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Kenneth Stroup.

A Memorial Service will be at 10 a.m. on July 19, at Sheffield Cemetery in Sheffield.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the West Texas Boys Ranch, http://www.wtbr.org/

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com

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04
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Jose Brito

BIG SPRING - Jose "J. B." Brito, 32 of Big Spring, died June 22, 2019, in a local hospital. Funeral services were June 28, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment followed at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

He was born June 30, 1986, in Big Spring. He attended Big Spring schools and worked as a roustabout in the oil field. He loved spending time with his children and riding motorcycles.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph Isaac Brito and Nathan Aaron Brito both of Big Spring; three sisters, Cynthia Jaird and husband, Matt of Lake Dallas, Michelle Rivas and husband, Jason of Dallas, and Linda Brito and husband, Adam Villa of Stanton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pascuila Hiliaro Resendez; his father, Juan Estrada; a cousin, Alfredo Ledesma and an uncle, Oscar Hilario

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Roy Howell

LENORAH - Roy William Howell, 78 of Lenorah, died June 26, 2019, at his home. Funeral services were July 2, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1940, in Lamesa. He enjoyed raising animals especially horses, chickens and Peafowls. He was particularly fond of the white peafowl he raised and had for years. He possessed a passion for studying and learning about medicine and history. He enjoyed anything Sci-Fi.

Survivors include Angela Cheri (Howell) McLaughlin (daughter), (Ray McLaughlin) Kailey Victoria McLaughlin (granddaughter), Carl Lee Howell (brother) and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by William Dewey Howell (dad), Mildred Thelma Howell (mother), and sisters Bertie Sue Howell, Jennette Wilkerson and Doris Jordan.

The family suggests memorials to the Heart Association.

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20
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Rosa Perez

MIDLAND - Rosa Perez, 61 of Midland, died June 17, 2019. Visitation and Rosary were June 19, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel. Funeral mass was June 20, 2019 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1957, in Stanton to Emilia Garza.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved her Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. She loved her shoe collection and looking fly. She also cherished and enjoyed spending time with her great niece June Bug.

She is survived by her daughter Laura Perez and Vidal Galino Jr; her beloved grandchildren Kaydence, Mia and Aaden; her mother Emilia Garza, her sisters Olivia Flores and Linda Perez and brother Tony Luebanos, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.

Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.

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Adela Ramìrez

LENORAH - Adela Ramìrez, 48 of Lenorah, died June 17, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 26, 1970, in San Antonio Caltimacan Hidalgo, Mexico.

She was the daughter of the late Florencia Ramìrez and survived by her father, Juan Ramìrez.

A loving mother, Yeya, and homemaker, she was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She was notoriously known, not only by her children and friends, but grandchildren as well, for making the best food and coffee ever. Holding close to her roots, she enjoyed traveling to her hometown in Mexico to spend time with friends and family at least once a year.

She was happily married to Fidel Medina who was her partner in life for 17 years until his death due to cancer in 2009.

She is survived by her two daughters, Nayeli Medina and Ericka Medina; two sons Guillermo Medina and Anibal Medina; and five grandchildren, Adrian, Aiden, Jantzen, Nayeli, and Natalia.

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Mike Graham

ABILENE- Mike Graham, 46 of Abilene, died surrounded by family and friends on June 11, 2019. Funeral services were June 14, at First United Methodist Church in Stanton with Kenny Stewart and Charlie Stevens officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 1, 1972 in Big Spring. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1990 and received his Associates Degree from Western Texas College in 1992.

He then began his career in radiology and later advanced into nuclear medicine. His first job was at Detar Hospital in Victoria, TX. Dr. Sylvester Ortiz was his mentor and helped him advance in his career. He later moved to Abilene and worked at Abilene Regional Hospital where he was the Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department.

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06
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Dolores Ann Dyke

STANTON - Dolores Ann Dyke, 65 of Stanton, died May 28, 2019. She was born in Brownfield, on July 19, 1953 to James Dyke and Lorene Jones.

She was a happy go lucky person, who was always full of light, life, and pure happiness. Her favorite thing to do was cook for the people she loved.

As a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and great aunt, she has touched many lives and will be forever missed and loved. She will always remain in our hearts.

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Bobbie Lou Hill

MIDLAND - Bobbie Lou Hill, 90 of Midland, died May 23, 2019. Funeral services was May 28, at the Fairmont Park Church of Christ, Midland, with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. She was a long time resident of Martin County and was a member of the Knott Church of Christ. In 2008, she moved to Midland, Texas, and was a faithful member of the Fairmont Park Church of Christ. Bobbie loved gardening and had a beautiful yard, loved sewing and crafts, and delighted in cooking for her family. Being with family gave her the greatest joy. She was very proud of all of her children, but her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life.

She was born February 22, 1929, in Stanton, to C.F. and Vergie Atchison.

She married the love of her life, Bob Hill, on Oct. 25, 1947, in Midland. Together they raised three children on their farm in the Brown Community in north Martin County.

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Ruth Eckert Sims

COURTNEY - Ruth Eckert Sims, 88, died May 25, 2019. She was born to Charlie and Ida (Watkins) Eckert September 19, 1930 in the Courtney Community, five miles west of Stanton and was a 6th generation Texan. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She graduated from Miles High School as salutatorian of her class. She worked at her father's grocery store and dry goods store in Miles parttime while attending high school.

After graduating from high school she went to San Angelo Business College in 1948 and earned a stenographic diploma. In 1949 she moved to Midland. Her husband James' sister introduced him to Ruth and they were married January 27, 1957.

She is survived by her son, James (Jimmy) of Garland, daughter Jeri of Wiley, grandson Ethan Bradley Sims of Garland, and granddaughter Riley Grace Sims of Garland, one sister, Gladys Heinze of San Angelo.

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Tommy Lewaine Anderson

Tommy Lewaine Anderson, 49 of Stanton, died on May 28, 2019 in Midland. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church, 200 Broadway St., in Stanton on June 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Viewing was on Thursday, May 30,with visitation on Friday, May 31 at Gilbreath Funeral Home, 209 St. Charles St., in Stanton from 6 PM to 8 PM.

He was born to Dewey Anderson, Jr. and Carol Ringener Anderson on October 20, 1969 in Big Spring. He attended Stanton High School and went on to work for Price Construction and the City of Stanton. He enjoyed getting together with family and friends, watching sports and was a huge Dallas Cowboy supporter. His favorite activity was attending all sporting events, either away or home, of the Stanton Buffalos. In 2017 he received an award from the Stanton Booster Club for “Fan of the Year”.

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