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Perfecta “Rosa” Nevarez

Perfecta “Rosa” Nevarez

STANTON - Perfecta “Rosa” Nevarez died Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. She was born in Santo Nino de Arriba, Coahuila, Mexico on Mar. 31 1935.

She married the love of her life, Jesus Nevarez on Dec. 17, 1960. They moved to Stanton in 1961 where she spent the remainder of her life.

Gardening and cooking were two of her greatest pleasures, surpassed only by the joy of spending time with her family and friends. Known as “Abuelita” to her family, she was very strong in her Catholic faith and a very loving lady who loved to laugh and cook for her family. Her wisdom, her guidance, and her encouraging words will be greatly missed.

Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1989.

She is survived by her daughter, Rosa Elia Dill (Rickey) of Brownfield, Jesse Nevarez Jr (Nena) of Stanton, and Alfredo Nevarez (Susan) of Buda, 13 grandchildren, and 10 greatgrandchildren.

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Deanna Almager

Deanna Almager

STANTON - Deanna Almager of Stanton died April 8, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation was April 9, from 11 a.m. till 9 p.m. with a rosary reciting at 7 p.m. at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.

Chapel service was April 10, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

She was born to David and Anna Almager on Dec. 11, 1993. She graduated from Stanton High School.

Survivors include her mother, Anna Almager; father, David Almager; brother, Dominic Almager; uncles, Bobby Almager, Gilbert Almager, Robert Barboza, Ector Barboza; aunts, Joann Almager, and Joann Webb.

Arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

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09
Apr
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Jerline Teresa Frysak

Jerline Teresa Frysak

ST. LAWRENCE - Jerline Teresa (Debus) Frysak, 94, of St. Lawrence, died at her residence on Mar. 30, 2020.

Due to the covid-19 virus and the limited amount of people able to attend the services the family asked people to please pray a rosary on the evening of Apr. 1.

Graveside services immediate family only were Apr. 2, at St. Lawrence Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Runnels County. She was born at home on the farm in Rowena to John A. and Amelia (Schwertner) Debus. She was one of four daughters born to John and Amelia who grew up on the farm working to milk the cows and help with any chores assigned to them.

She met and was courted by August Matthew Frysak and later married him on Dec. 25, 1947. They had a farm on the river bottoms in San Angelo and took up residence there.

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09
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Royce Neill Morrison

Royce Neill Morrison

SAN ANGELO - Royce Neill Morrison, 67, was born to Aubrey and Verima (Kendrick) Morrison on Dec. 6, 1952, in San Angelo and died Apr. 2, 2020, from complications of diabetes.

He graduated from Lakeview High School in 1971 and went on to Angelo State University becoming a teacher and a coach. Then went on to Sul Ross University to get his masters to become a superintendent. He taught so many from Veribest, Highland and Olfen. He also umpired volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball.

He was a devout Christian and a member of 19th Street Church of Christ where he grew up all his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Verima; brother, Aaron Morrison of Burleson, Texas; grandparents, Robert and Christeen (Oakleaf) Morrison of San Angelo and Rufus and Caroline (Meyer) Kendrick of Eola.

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09
Apr
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Javier “Chapo” Machuca

Javier “Chapo” Machuca

STANTON - Javier Silvas Machuca (Chapo), 41, died Apr. 3, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his father Jose Baeza Machuca and his daughter Judith Marie Machuca.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Debbie Machuca; his sons Alejandro Machuca, Chayanne Aguirre, and Xavier Machuca; his mother Daquina Machuca; sister Macrina and two brothers Angel and Jesse Machuca and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing was Apr. 8, 2020 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

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26
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Tommy Eugene Atchison

Tommy Eugene Atchison

MIDLAND - Tommy Eugene Atchison, 78, died Mar. 15, 2020, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be 10 am, Mar. 28, at Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton.

Friends, Cowboys and Cowgirls knew him as “Hoss Fly”. “Hoss Fly” enjoyed Rodeo Clowning throughout West Texas, and owning his own gun store.

He is survived by two sons, James Atchison, and Tommy Atchison; one daughter, Cindy Bright; two brothers, Dwight Atchison and Charles Atchison; 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Polly Atchison; and wife, Lynn Atchison.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home.

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

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19
Mar
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Donald Leo Decker

Donald Leo Decker

GARDENDALE - A celebration of the life of Donald Leo Decker will be at 2 pm, Mar. 19, at First Southern Baptist Church in Gardendale. Officiating will be Pastor Terry Easley, former pastor of FSBCG and family friend.

Mr. Decker was born Dec. 11, 1933, to Chester Leo and Jewel Marguerite Decker in Ewing, MO. He died at his home in Gardendale on Mar. 13, 2020.

He married the love of his life Patricia Lou Morgan on July 9, 1952. He served in the military from 1952 to 1962 and was a proud Korean War veteran. Following his military service, he and his wife spent several years farming in Clayton, IL.

While he was a successful farmer, he always said “the best crop he ever raised was his kids”. He had seven children, Debra Elizondo and Donna Hoffinan of Gardendale, David (Nancy) Decker of Stanton, Diane (Charles) Baucom of Las Cruces, NM, Darlene (Roger) Hahn of Odessa, Mona Ables of Lakewood, CO, and Michelle Abel of Gardendale.

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13
Mar
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Frances Marie Hodges

Frances Marie Hodges

WAGONER, OK - Frances Marie Hodges of Wagoner, Oklahoma was a wonderful mom, grandma, sister and friend to many. She was a woman who was named after her mom that followed her dreams and cherished each day that she had. She will be remembered for her love for the outdoors, fishing, bowling, horses, miniature donkeys, spoiling grandkids and an unwavering dedication and love for her family.

She was the born on May 8, 1951, to JW Holt and Frances Delila (Tilley) Holt in Big Spring.

She graduated from Franklin High School in Louisiana and attended Howard College in Big Spring where she received her nursing degree.

On Sept. 25, 1992, she married her soul mate Thomas Lawrence Hodges II who died on May 18, 2019.

She enjoyed spending time with her family on the lake and spoiling the grandkids with great snacks in the house.

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13
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Alfred Eugene ‘Gene’ Perry

LOMAX - Alfred Eugene Perry, 91 of the Lomax community, died Mar. 10, 2020. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., March 16, at First United Methodist Church in Stanton with Rev. Charlie Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mar. 15, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

He was born in Haskell County to Hoyt and Thelma Perry. After graduating from Paint Creek High School in 1947, he served in the Army for a short stint prior to returning home to help farm.

He married Jeneane Turnbow on Aug. 30, 1953, in Weinert. He moved to the Lomax community in 1957 and farmed along side his wife until retiring in 1998. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Stanton.

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13
Mar
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Marden C. Holt

STANTON - Marden C. Holt died Mar. 5, 2020. Grave side service was Mar. 9, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

Survivors include his son Mitch Holt; one sister, Rita Moffett, two brothers, Gearry Holt, and Lennie Holt.

Arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

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