Obituaries

Fri
04
May

Howell Winfred Pardue

MIDLAND - Howell Winfred Pardue died on Apr. 28, 2018. He was born on Dec. 28, 1935, to Howell Whitfield Pardue and Helen Paulette Wyatt in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. He married Nelda Jean Whitmore in Midland, on Jan. 29, 1960. The couple had two daughters Darla Suzette (Baccus) and Julie Jeree (Golden). After completing his service in the Air Force, he took a job working at Ray Geophysical, launching his career in the geophysical business. As one of the data processing pioneers in the business, he gained the respect of his peers, many of whom were highly educated, intelligent men, and received many honors from his peers in the geophysical industry. In 1976, he went to work for Dawson Geophysical, where he proudly contributed to the success of the company for 40 years. Above all though, he was a devoted family man and spent his life investing in the lives of his loved ones.

Fri
27
Apr

Bennie Lee Foster

FLOWER GROVE - Funeral services for Bennie Lee Foster, 83, of Flower Grove were April 24, at Lamesa Church of Christ. Randy Mathis of Ackerly Church of Christ officiated and Bennie Green of Big Spring assisting. Internment followed at Ackerly Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. He died Apr. 21, in Lamesa, surrounded by his family. He was born at home Jan. 22, 1935, in Martin County, to Ben and Pearl (Webb) Foster. He married Billie Cook April 25, 1957, in Flower Grove. They were married 60 years. He was raised in the Flower Grove community where he farmed and ranched. He served on the Flower Grove and Klondike School Boards. He also served on the Flower Grove Gin Board. In 1993, he was awarded “Outstanding Conservationist Farmer” in Martin County. He served as deacon and later as elder at Ackerly Church of Christ. He enjoyed a good coyote hunt, camping and fishing, hunting arrowheads, making spurs and raising cattle.

Fri
27
Apr

Tommy Joe Baker

SNYDER - Tommy Joe Baker, 77, died April 21, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral service will be April 28th at 2 p.m. at Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Snyder, with Dr, Tommy Culwell officiating. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. He joined the Army National Guard Jan. 31, 1958, as a Security Policeman and served four years and four years inactive. He married Kathleen McMillan in Sedan, KS June 6, 1962. After his time in the Army National Guard he did what he loved, working as a cowboy on the Floyd Mills Ranch in Kansas. Tommy worked in the oil field for Koch Industries then, FMC, Meter Check and Angus Measurement. Prior to moving to Snyder, he co-owned and worked an oil lease with his father-in-law, John McMillan in Peru, Ks. Snyder has been their home for the past 25 years.

Fri
27
Apr

Jimmy Miller

MERTZON - Jimmy Miller, 76 of Mertzon died peacefully surrounded by his family Apr. 24, 2018, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, four children and their spouses, ten grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers and many friends. Family visitation will be 1pm April 28, at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 200 Broadway Stanton. Memorial service will follow at 2:00pm in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to; Marcia Briggs Memorial Scholarship 8233 CR 101 Lampasas, TX. 76550 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice of San Angelo 36 E. Twohig Ave. Ste 1100 San Angelo, Tx. 76903. Online condolences may be left at www.robertmassie.com

Fri
20
Apr

Eva Navarrette Valles

STANTON - Funeral mass for Eva Navarrette Valles will be Apr. 20 at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Rosary will be at 7 tonight at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. She was born Aug. 13, 1933, in Barrancos, Mexico and died Apr. 17, 2018. She will be truly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Chon Valles and daughter Hortencia Guevera. She is survived by her daughter Sheila Martinez and husband Felix of Midland; sisters Juana Salagado of Stanton, Antonia Montez of Monahans, Hermila Gonzales of Monahans, Faustina Nunez of Arizona, Dominga Mejia of Arizona, Anita Ramirez of Odessa; brothers Santos Navarrette, Ramon Navarrette and Adan Navarrette all of Arizona, 11 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Mike Ybarra Jr., Mike Ybarra III, Donny Ybarra, Lorenzo Ybarra, Brian Carrasco Sr., and Brian Carrasco Jr.

Fri
20
Apr

Curtis Dale Becker

STANTON - Curtis Dale Becker, 56 of Stanton, died Apr. 9, 2018, at his residence. Funeral service was Apr. 16, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating. Burial with military honors followed at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. He was born Mar. 17, 1962, in Big Spring to Blanche McCluskey Becker and Jack E. Becker, Sr. He grew up in Big Spring but had also lived in Martin and Midland counties as well. He served 33 years in the Army Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan. He served 25 years in law enforcement starting in 1981 with the Stanton Police Department and then for the Big Spring Police Department. In 1984, he joined Texas Department of Public Safety and was sergeant over Andrews, Big Spring and Ozona. In 1994, he became a Texas Ranger, serving in Midland and Ozona. In recent years, he was a deputy for Midland County. He was a Baptist.

Fri
20
Apr

Dan Foreman

STANTON - Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and husband Dan Foreman was a humble, modest man of great strength and faith who loved the Lord and his family. He was born Sep.. 27, 1937, to Mayme Webb Foreman and S. J. Foreman in Big Spring, and grew up on the family farm in Lenorah. He graduated from Stanton High School and continued his higher education. His father not only farmed but also was postmaster which was in their home. He grew up in the U.S. Post Office which later became his career for 46 years. He loved helping others and served as a volunteer in several charitable organizations from delivering Meals on Wheels to helping build Habitat homes. He enjoyed studying the Bible and being involved in serving in the church. He loved to be with his family and took pride in all their accomplishments from sports, music, education or just “chinching around” as a family hiking in Ruidoso or sitting on the front porch playing dominoes at the McRae cabin.

Fri
13
Apr

Chris Hambleton

TARZAN - Chris Hambleton, 70 of Tarzan died Apr. 5, 2018, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services were Apr. 9, at the First Baptist Church Tarzan. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. He was born Oct. 8, 1947, in Corsicana, and married Sue Arterbury Dec. 10, 1976 in Fritch. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Springfield during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1971. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later received his Professional Engineering license so he could do consulting work. Chris worked for Phillips Petroleum for four years and for Mobil Oil Company for 20 years, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed gardening. Survivors include his wife, Sue Hambleton of Tarzan; one son, Philip Hambleton of Stanton; one daughter, Kristyn Sanders and husband, Steven of Tarzan; and four grandchildren, Charlie Sanders, Nathan Sanders, Wolfgang Sanders and Willow Sanders.

Fri
13
Apr

Victor Manuel Gonzalez

HOUSTON - Victor Manuel Gonzalez, 55 of Houston, died at his home Apr. 7, 2018. He was born Nov. 8, 1962, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He was raised in Stanton, and graduated from Stanton High School with Honors. He continued his education and received an Engineering Degree from Texas Tech University and his MBA from SMU. He was employed with the City of Houston as an Executive Analyst with the Legal Department, where he will be missed. He is preceded by his parents, Bruno and Piedad Gonzalez; and a brother, Alfonso Reyes. He is survived by eight sisters, Herminia Gonzalez of Stanton, Evangelina Williams (Allen) of Helena, AL, Leticia Madrid (Gustavo) of Odessa, Macrina Gonzalez (Sergio) of McAllen, Rosa George of Stanton, Maria Martinez (Mario) of Grand Prairie, Ignacia Gonzalez and Juana Gonzalez of Mexico; two brothers, Joe R. Gonzalez (Mary Jane) of Stanton, Jose Concepcion Gonzalez (Berta) of San Antonio; and many nephews and nieces who loved him and will miss him.

Fri
30
Mar

Roger Dale Scoggins

STANTON - Roger Dale Scoggins, 64, died Mar. 26, 2018. Services were Mar. 29. He was born on Mar. 15, 1954, to Calvin and Shirley Presley Scoggins in Stanton. He served in the US Navy from 1973 to 1983, working as an electrician after his discharge from the service. He enjoyed playing golf, helping the elderly, and attending submarine conventions. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Scoggins; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Henry Webb, his brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Lois Scoggins; nephews, Phillip and wife Nicki and their daughter, Jaiden, Kyle Beckman and daughter Rheonna, Jimmy Beckman and wife Angie and their daughters Emma, Sage, Sydney; niece Stephanie and her son Nickoli and daughter Zoe; grandsons Trey Barger, Jaime Toliver, and Jenny Cheek; great-grandson Tanner Barger; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Calvin Scoggins and his grandson Tanner Barger.

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