Obituaries

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Albert Wayne Beene

BIG SPRING - Albert Wayne Beene, 82, died Feb. 12, 2019, in a local nursing home. Funeral Services were Feb. 15, at Trinity Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Kirkland officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Dr. Leslie Butler, Dr. Daniel Chasteen, Perry Hall, Tony Hall, Jack Odom, and Bill Altom.

He was born April 15, 1936, in Stanton to L.E. (Red) and Laura Beene. After the family moved around in the Panhandle area they moved to Big Spring in the early 1950's. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1955 and went to work at the Post Office in 1957. He was a proud letter carrier for 38 years before retiring in 1995. He then worked at Big Spring High School as a gate attendant for about 10 years. Activities he loved were fishing, hunting, camping out, and building things in his backyard shop. Wayne loved to bowl and was on several bowling leagues.

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Juana Salgado

STANTON - Juana Salgado, of Stanton, died in her home surrounded by her loving family on Feb. 15, 2019. Rosary was Feb. 17 and Feb. 18, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. Funeral mass was Feb. 19, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Monsignor Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory her sons Ernie Salgado, Nestor Salgado, Frank Salgado, Bibian Salgado and James Salgado; daughters Elia Villa, Ramona Montez, Andrea Cazares, Lupe Gonzalez, Socorro Jimenez, Rosa Gonzalez, Gloria Lopez, Soila Melendez, Nellie Moreno, Delma Melendez and Mary Gomez; five sisters and four brothers.

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

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Rowena Barber

MIDLAND - Rowena Barber, 89 of Midland, died on Jan. 28, 2019. The family will receive guests from 6p.m.- 8p.m., Feb. 8, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Services will be Feb. 9, at 11a.m. at True-Lite Christian Fellowship Church.

She was born on Sept. 28, 1929, in Bastrop, to Richard and Susie Higgins. On Jan. 31, 1963, she was wed to Jack Barber in Bastrop.

She worked at Belvue Restaurant and Stanton Nursing Home for many years. She attended True-Lite Christian Fellowship faithfully until her health would not allow her to. Her hobbies were coloring, playing bingo and spending time with family.

She is survived by her son John (Irene) Higgins of Midland; daughter Shirley Henry of Midland; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She’s preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Susie Higgins, and husband, Jack Barber.

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Myrl Don Mitchell

BIG SPRING - Myrl Don Mitchell died in Big Spring on Feb. 2, 2019.

He was born at the foot of Lone Wolf Hill in Mitchell County, south of Loraine, June 24, 1932, to McCarrol David and Maggie Saunders Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mercidine Brunet Mitchell; two sons, Jimmy and wife Leah of Lenorah, and Michael and wife Laura of Ft. Worth; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one more on the way.

He was a cotton farmer and cotton gin owner for over 50 years. He was a very active in the cotton industry. He served on the Grady ISD school board for many years and was an enthusiastic and devoted Grady athletic booster.

A memorial service was at the Grady Wildcat Gym on Feb. 5. He will be sorely missed by his family, community and Martin County.

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Deborah Kay Henson

MIDLAND - Debbie Kay Henson loving wife, mother, Nana, daughter, sister and friend, died on Jan. 23, 2019, at Midland Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 15, 1963, in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

She never met a stranger; she loved people and loved to be on the go. She was great at making crafts. At Thanksgiving, as sick as she was, she lovingly made beautiful wreaths for her family. She deeply loved her family, and they will deeply miss the love and laughter she brought to their lives. Her mom and sisters will hold dear the memories of their adventurous travels and Black Friday shopping. She was small but oh, so mighty. She was a fighter who lived life on her own terms.

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June Routon Carpenter

STANTON - June Routon Carpenter, 66 of Stanton, died Jan. 26, 2019 in a Stanton hospital. Memorial services were Jan. 29, at the Kelview Heights Chapel in Midland.

She was born June 9, 1952 in Friona, to Lloyd and Frances Routon, and married Kenneth Carpenter July 18, 1975 in Muleshoe.

She served as the Tax Assessor Collector for Martin County for four years. She then worked for Chase Bank in Midland for 25 years and for Lone Star Bank in Midland for two years. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting and loved her family and was a proud wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a member of Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland.

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Adelina “Abby” Villa,

STANTON - Adelina “Abby” Villa, of Stanton, died Jan. 24, 2019, in Lubbock, surrounded by her loving family. A wake service and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy was recited Jan. 27, and funeral mass was Jan. 28, both at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

She was born in Pearsall, on Dec. 4, 1949, to the late Santos and Minerva Guevara.

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Willard W Bryant

BOERNE - Willard W Bryant was born Nov. 7, 1933, and died on Jan. 15, 2019.

After graduation from Stanton High School he went to Hardin Simmons University,then enlisted into the United States Air Force retiring with the rank of major. During his distinguished career he had circled the globe three times in service to his country. A kind and happy person who loved God, Family, Friends and Country he retired to his ranch near Boerne. With utmost joy he served the rest of his life as a Christian Missionary to Mexico, El Salvador, Peru and Indonesia.

He was preceded in death by his parents W. D. ‘Doc’ Bryant and Evelyn Bryant, long time residents of Martin County until their deaths in 1984.

He is survived by Elisa his wife of 28 years, son Chris Bryant, daughter Kelli Bryant, sisters Doris Hull (Homer Lee), Virginia House (Jay Dee), Brenda Rush and brother Philip Bryant

(Janie) along with a host of grand children, nephews and nieces.

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Johnny Wayne Barnes

GATESVILLE - Johnny Wayne Barnes, 74 formerly of Midland, died Jan. 17, 2019 in Gatesville. Graveside funeral services were on Jan. 19, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton.

He was born May 27, 1944, in Rotan to Amos T. and Mary Moss Barnes. Johnny attended school in McCauley and Stanton. He worked for Borden’s Milk Company for over 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing dominoes, and loved being a father and grandfather.

Survivors include one son, Mark Barnes and wife, Heather of Gatesville; one daughter, Monica Dorcz and husband, Michael of Huffman; eight grandchildren, Justin Barnes, Morgan Barnes, Matthew Dorcz, Alana Dorcz, Eric Ralph, Paityn Barnes, Delaney Barnes and Kaden Barnes; two brothers, Stanley Barnes of Stanton and Donal Barnes and wife, Gail of Odessa; one sisterin-law, Jody Barnes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Favian Limon Hinojosa

STANTON - Favian Limon Hinojosa of Stanton died Jan. 11, 2019.

Funeral mass was Jan. 15, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton.

Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was Jan. 14, Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel at 408 N. St. Peter in Stanton.

He was born in Stanton, on June 14, 1957. He worked for the City of Stanton and retired in 2015.

He is preceded in death by his parents Filiberto and Elida Hinojosa; son David Hinojosa; sisters Esmeralda Castaneda, Josephine Hewtty; brothers Epifanio Hinojosa, Domingo Hinojosa, Filiberto Hinojosa Jr., and Rene Hinojosa.

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