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Lance Martel

STANTON - Lance Martel was born on Nov. 11, 1973 and died July 17, 2019. He was a resident of Stanton at the time of his death. Funeral services were July 23, at the First Baptist Church in Stanton. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

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John Webb, Jr.

STANTON - John Webb, Jr., 85 of Stanton, died July 14, 2019, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services were July 18, at the First Baptist Church with Jonathan Moore and Lee Casas officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born June 1, 1934, in Martin County to John Webb, Sr. and Mary Oaks Webb. He married Melba West Dec. 27, 1954, in Ackerly.

He worked for Ector Thornton Implement as a mechanic and then for Cave Bowlin John Deere dealer in the parts department, retiring after 30 years. He served on the original committee for Old Sorehead Trade Days and continued serving on the board for 10 years, and he was past president of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed woodworking, macramé, crafts and taking care of his dog, Chance.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stanton.

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Dennis Wright Parks

ODESSA - Dennis Wright Parks, 71 of Odessa, died July 9, 2019, in Odessa. Funeral services were July 13, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clydel Chapman officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Stanton, to Victor and Oma Parks on March 19, 1948. He attended school at Big Spring High School. He married Ethel (JET) McCoy on Jan. 9, 1981, in Odessa.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and two brothers, Tommy Parks of San Angelo, and Joe Snyder of Andrews.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ethel (JET) Parks of Odessa; sons, Robbie Parks and his wife, Taunia of Youngsville, LA, Carl Engel and his wife, Kelly of Odessa; daughter, Dana Garcia and her husband, Danny Garcia of San Antonio; eight grandkids and several great grandkids; his brother, Russel Parks of Big Spring.

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Mildred May Ballard

CARMEL, CA - Mildred May Ballard, 99, died June 30, 2019, after a lingering illness at the home of her grandson in Carmel, CA.

She is survived by her daughter Rita Diane Ballard, Pacific Grove, CA; grandchildren Lee Ballard (wife Yoko), Carmel, CA; Fabienne Bisaro (husband Matthew), Honokaa, HI; 3 great-grandchildren Vivian and Dean Ballard and Phoenix Bisaro; her sister Dorothy Newland (husband J. C.), Ft. Worth, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Lee and Eula Eubanks; her husband Morris L. Ballard, children Darrel, daughter Beverly, and brothers Earl and Arlie Eubanks.

She was born Feb. 11, 1920, Big Spring, to Lee Henry Eubanks and Eula May Masters. She moved to Stanton at a young age where she grew up with two older brothers Earl, and Arlie, and a younger sister Dorothy.

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19
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Fidencio Rodriguez

STANTON - Fidencio Rodriguez died July 15, 2019. A rosary was July 16, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral mass was July 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

He was born on Nov. 16, 1945 in Stanton, to the late Santos and Dominga Rodriguez.

Survivors include his daughters, Elvira Stilwell, Rita Freitag, Gloria Ortiz, Josie Rodriguez; sons, Fidencio Rodriguez Jr., Isidro Rodriguez, Gilbert Rodriguez, Tommy Rodriguez; brothers, Santos Rodriguez Jr., Joe Rodriguez; sisters, Sandy Espinosa, Lupe Rodriguez, Pat Aguirre, Ernestina Renteria, 31 grandchildren, and 35 great grandchildren.

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

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12
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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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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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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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