Obituaries

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13
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J W (Dub) Graham

MIDLAND - J W (Dub) Graham was born in Martin County, in the home of his grandmother in 1925 as the third son of Irvin Clovis Graham and Zora Elizabeth Young Graham. He lived in that area all of his life. He met and fell in love with Alice Ruth Cross at the age of 16 and they married upon graduation from Courtney High School in 1944. He was inducted into the Army Air Corps in 1945 just a few days before Hiroshima. They attached him to a group called European Air Transport Service which was responsible for moving personnel, equipment, and supplies back to the states because the war was over. He was always very proud of his military service. He returned home in 1946 after Robert was born and worked as a fire fighter at Midland Air Field for a time and then went to work in the home building business in Midland where he worked for many years. He worked for Hays Construction for a number of years and finally worked for and retired from Mid-Tex of Midland.

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13
Jul

Louis Gabriel Romero

STANTON - Louis Gabriel Romero, 32 of Stanton, died July 7, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Stanton on April 14, 1986, to Gabriel Romero and Linda Herrera. He was a butcher for many years for several grocery stores. He is survived by his father, Gabriel Romero and stepmom Michelle of Colorado City; his mother, Linda Del Rio and stepfather James of Hawley; paternal grandmother, Julia Romero of Stanton; maternal grandmother, Carmen Herrera of Coahoma; sisters, Sonya Moreno of Wichita Falls, Gabriela Deanda of Big Spring, Olivia Redwine and husband Jamie Jr.

Fri
13
Jul

Cruz M. Sanchez

STANTON - Cruz M. Sanchez, 89 of Stanton, died July 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 3, 1929, in San Antonio del Bravo Mexico to the late Felix and Luz Martinez. She married Ernie Sanchez on Dec. 14, 1946 in Stanton. She was a cook for the Martin County Hospital for several years. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Presi dent of the Legion of Mary, a Cursillista and a Liaison for Stanton ISD. She is preceded in death by her son, Jesus Sanchez; her sisters, Crispina Ornelas, Agripina Mendoza, Lucia Baeza, Lola Salgado, Lupe Chavez and Sofia Towns; her brothers, Juan, Francisco and Carlos Martinez. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Deacon Ernie Sanchez of Stanton; a daughter, Rosarea Roblez of Stanton; a sister, Gloria Torres of San Antonio; brothers, Benjamin Martinez of Odessa, Jose Martinez of Arlington; and grandchildren, Lauren Thompson (Kevin), John David Roblez of Lubbock and Jessica Sanchez of Plano.

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06
Jul

Lela A Hansen

 BIG SPRING - Lela A Hansen, 95 of Big Spring, died June 21, 2018, at home. She was born March 22, 1923, in Buckholts, to Lorenz H. A. and Tonie V. (Fischer) Fuchs. She married 2nd Lieutenant, Halvard "Hal" Hansen on Feb. 7, 1943, at Hope Lutheran Church in Buckholts; he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother Lawrence. Surviving are her children, Terry (Jan) Hansen of Big Spring, Toni Ferrell (Rodney) of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Rodney (Inna) Ferrell of Dallas, Tiffany Morrow of Stanton, Eric (Kinsey) Hansen of Wall, Michelle (Charles) Olson of Weatherford, and Justin Ferrell of Burleson; seven great-grandchildren, Kristian and Erin Yeats, Gordy Diaz, Linkoln, Harper and Beck Hansen, and Brooklyn Ferrell. Also surviving Lela are her niece and nephews, Travis J. (Patricia) Fox of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, Linda L. Fox of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and David A. (Keela) Fox of Normal, Illinois.

Fri
22
Jun

Wanda Schram Duke

STANTON - Wanda Schram Duke, 82 of Stanton, died June 13, 2018, in Stanton. She was born on July 13, 1935, in Winnetka, Illinois to Arnold Schram and Edwarda Jarvis Schram. She was a long time resident of Stanton. She is survived by her husband, Rex Duke; sons, Jimmy Bryan, Eddie Bryan and Christopher Bryan; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family accepted guests June 16, at Gilbreath Funeral Home with a graveside service following at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.

Fri
22
Jun

Edward John Livingston

MIDLAND - Edward "Eddie" John Livingston, 50 of Midland, died, June 11, 2018. A memorial service was June 16, at Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Midland. He was born on Dec. 22, 1967, to Gerald and Carol Livingston in Tulsa, OK. He attended Robert E Lee and was in the band drum line. He was drawn to the drums around the age of seven. He taught himself to play drums and became one the greatest drummers in the business. He was very well respected in the music industry. He played and toured with many local and nationally recognized bands during his life long career. His passion for music was evident to everyone who knew him. While music was his biggest passion, it was nothing compared to his love of his family, girlfriend and his dogs. His other passion was BMX racing. He began this around the age of seven as well. He won numerous National and Regional championships. His BMX career lasted into his early 40's. He was recently nominated to the Texas BMX Hall of Fame.

Fri
15
Jun

Linda Padilla

MIDLAND - Linda Padilla died peacefully surrounded by her family on June 4, 2018. She was born in Beaumont on Dec. 11, 1929, to Rumalda Rodriguez and Raymundo Flores. At an early age she moved with her mother to Monterrey, Mexico. She attended school, lived at a convent and attended a finishing school in Monterrey. She later moved to Big Spring where she met and married Jose Gonzales Padilla. They lived in Big Spring, Stanton, and Midland. They were blessed with ten children. She lived to care for her husband and children. Though small in stature she reared her children with a firm hand and immeasurable love. She was a devout Catholic, a member of Our Lady of Parish and Shrine. She and her husband were founding members of the Cursillista Movement. She was a member of the Guadalupanas, Lay Ministry and the choir. She loved music, singing and dancing. Her first love was always Jesus Christ and she had a profound love for His Blessed Mother.

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15
Jun

Delores “Lola” Ramos Gonzales

MIDLAND - Delores “Lola” Ramos Gonzales, 83 of Midland, died June 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation was June 7, at Avalos-Sanchez & Thomas Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral mass was June 8, at San Miguel Arcangel Catholic Church in Midland. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Stanton. She was a nurse in the medical profession for many years and owned Lola’s store in Stanton. Survivors include her loving husband, Juan Barton Gonzales of Midland; two sons, Johnny Lee Gonzales and wife Linda of Stanton; and Ralph Gonzales and wife Linda of Midland; two brothers, Luciano Ramos of Stanton and Tino Ramos and wife Leecha of Odessa; three grandsons and three great-granddaughters. Serving as pallbearers were Johnny Lee Gonzales, Ralph Gonzales, Bart Leyva, Lucas Gonzales, Daniel Ramos, and J.D. Ramos. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Avalos-Sanchez & Thomas Funeral Home.

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08
Jun

John David Poe

STANTON - John David Poe, 72 of Stanton, died May 29, 2018, in Ruidoso, NM. Funeral services were June 4 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton. Burial followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were Rusty O’Donnell, Ryan O’Donnell, Ricky O’Donnell, Hagan O’Donnell, Logan Dunn, Brad Grable and Ulen North. Honorary pallbearers were John Boyd, Don Rogers, Alvin Bolton, Byron Hedges, Bud Gillespie and Teddy Stewart. He was born July 18, 1945, to John David Poe, Sr. and Eleanor Houston Poe in Stanton. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton and regularly attended St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Midland. His passion was ranching as well as raising and racing race horses. He was associated with several different jockey clubs including the one in Ruidoso, NM. He loved country swing music and could wear the polish off the dance floor. He was soft hearted and would never pass up the opportunity to help a stranger in need.

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08
Jun

Maximo Barrera

STANTON - Funeral services for Maximo Barrera of Stanton were June 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Stanton He died May 29, 2018. He was born July 3, 1961, in Stanton He is preceded in death by his mother Rita Barrera He is survived by father Santos Barrera Sr. of Stanton; son Maximo Joseph Barrera Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Lake Worth, Florida; stepchildren Irene Melendez and Chris Melendez; sisters Janie and husband Louis Vasquez of Rankin, Mary and husband Lupe Rejino of Muleshoe, Ramona and husband Ruben Moreno of Big Spring, Linda and husband Jesus Martinez of Stanton, Lupe and husband Wayne Hagle of Mineral Wells, Rita and husband Armando Gonzales of Stanton; brothers Santos Barrera Jr.

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