Obituaries

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Feb

Clara Ruby Davis

ODESSA - Clara Ruby Davis, 93 of Odessa, died Feb. 14, 2017. She was born on Dec. 4, 1923, in Martin County to Clara Adalaid (Shipman) Atchison and Franklin Eugene Atchison, Sr. She was the fourth of eight children. She was raised on a farm in Martin County during the height of the Depression and had to work hard alongside her family in order to survive. At the age of 12, when her father was killed by lightning, her responsibilities to help provide for her family grew even more. Less than two years after graduating from high school, her family’s house burned to the ground, resulting in the loss of everything her family possessed less one cedar chest that was saved. After the fire, she, her mother, and her three youngest brothers moved into town. Shortly after this move, she met her husband of 66 years, Edgar Davis. They married on Jan. 6, 1945, at her home in Stanton. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.

Fri
17
Feb

Francisco Sotelo

STANTON - Francisco Sotelo, 64 of Stanton, died Feb. 8, 2017, in a Lubbock hospital.

Funeral mass was Feb. 14 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton.

He was born Jan. 8, 1953, in Stanton and married Emilia Sotelo Dec. 21, 1974.

He was a lifelong resident of Stanton and retired from the Texas Department of Transportation after 25 years as the maintenance supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Emma Sotelo of Stanton; one son, Jamie Sotelo of Stanton; one daughter, Carrie Alvizo and husband Jose Alvizo of Temecula, CA; four grandchildren, Deserae, Jose III, Drina and Christopher Alvizo; two brothers, Valentino Sotelo and wife Mary Lou of Stanton, and Apolonio Sotelo of Mission; one sister, Lorenza Samora of Stanton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mauro and Paula (Herrera) Sotelo; one brother, Maximo Sotelo; and two sisters, Manuela Rodriguez and Elidia Sotelo.

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06
Feb

Jesus Sanchez

STANTON - Funeral Services for Jesus Sanchez of Frisco were Feb. 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton with Monsignor Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary Vigil was on Feb. 1, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel in Stanton,

He was born Nov. 14, 1947, in Stanton, died Jan. 29, 2017.

He graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor degree in engineering and an MBA from UT Dallas.

He was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran with the 1st Calvary Division. He was an industrial engineer for many years.

He is survived by his wife Eugenia Sanchez; daughter Jessica Sanchez of Plano; sister Rosa Sanchez of Stanton; niece Lauren Roblez (Kevin Thompson) of Midland; nephew John David Roblez of Lubbock.

Pallbearers were Tommy Esparza, John David Roblez, Abel Salazar, Ruben Sanchez, David Sanchez, and Frank Cantu.

Mon
06
Feb

Jeff Jacks

STANTON - Jeff Jacks died Jan. 28, 2017, in Stanton. Memorial Services will be Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. the Community Center in Stanton.

Mr. Jacks was born Oct. 28, 1963, in Martinez, CA to Chuck Jacks and Sherry Fields.

He was a manager for 10 years at Sonic Drive In. He was very well loved by many employees and customers.

He married Joyce Jacks on Nov. 11, 2003. They raised one granddaughter Amber Dawn Grove, and Baby Freckles (Dog). In his spare time he loved to be around close family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Chuck Jacks.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Jacks; mother Sherry Fields and step father Buddy Fields; sister Tamera Harris; brother in law Bobby Harris; half brother Jimmy Burgess; niece Rachelle (Joey) Munguia; nephew Robby Joe (Leighann) Harris; niece Kimberly Harris (Brian); great niece and nephews Jaiden, Teagan, Laigan, Kensley Munguia , Baylea, Aleczander and Mia.

Thu
26
Jan

Milton Ray Anderson

SEMINOLE - Memorial services for Milton Ray Anderson, age 72 of Seminole will be Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at West Side Church of Christ with Brother Leo Copeland officiating and Chris Jones and Carl Anderson assisting. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Jan. 29 at Boyer Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. Anderson, born Nov. 21, 1944, died peacefully at his nursing home in Midland January 21, 2017, at the age of 72. He was born in Stanton to Raymond and Elsie Anderson. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1964. He briefly attended Sul Ross State University, served in the Army for a few years, and then began his career as a cotton farmer in Gaines County. He would later move to Stanton and work as a Lease Operator (Pumper) in Martin County. He eventually moved back to Seminole, and retired from Gaines County.

Thu
26
Jan

Virginia Smith Johnson

STANTON - Virginia Smith Johnson died Jan. 20, 2017. She was born April 4, 1932, in Kennett, Missouri to James and Edyth Kimbrell. She was married to Jerry Dale Smith, until his passing in 1984. She was mother to nine children, Linda Laird, Syndi Calhoun, James Allen Richardson and Robert Strickland all of Midland, David Strickland of Houston and Christy Stowe of Brownwood; 19 grandkids; and 31 great-grandkids. She was preceded in death by three of her children, Larry Richardson, Diane Richardson and Billy Strickland; her parents; and five brothers and four sisters. Graveside services were Jan. 25 at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton with Pastor Bob Miller and Pastor Mike Hanks officiation. Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com

Fri
20
Jan

Lance Taylor

MIDLAND - Lance Taylor, 47 of Midland, died Jan. 12, 2017, in a Stanton hospital.

Funeral services wwere Jan. 17 at the Solid Rock Fellowship Out West in Midland with Derrick Looney officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born Sep. 24, 1969, in Midland. He attended Midland High School and had worked for various companies in the oil field. He loved sports, especially the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Josh Taylor of Austin; two daughters, Katie Palarez of Austin and DeNae Kuhlman of Midland; a grandson, Eli Kuhlman; his father, Larry Taylor of Cisco; his mother, Lorna Smith of Midland; two brothers, Jody Taylor and Jason Taylor both Midland; a niece, Jordin Taylor; and two nephews, Gage Taylor and Aiden Bolinger.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chester Taylor, Queenie Brown and Ray and Ruth Reynolds.

Fri
20
Jan

James Richard Currie

GLASSCOCK COUNTY - James Richard Currie, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather died Jan. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in San Angelo to the late Stephen Calverley Currie and Mary Dimple Cox Currie. He came home to the ranch in Glasscock County where he lived for 88 years.

He attended Texas Tech University and University of Texas. In 1951, he entered the Army and served as a military police instructor at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. That same year he married the love of his life, Jimmie Ruth Hayes.

He was an avid rancher, hunter, fisherman, and golfer. When he was not at the ranch, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and studying the Word of God.

Fri
20
Jan

Nicolas Flores

STANTON - Funeral mass for Nicolas Flores of Stanton was Jan. 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schwertner officiating. Interment was at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 20, 1932 in San Carlos, Mexico. He passed away Jan. 16, 2017, in Stanton. He was a farmer for many years.

He is survived by his daughters Guadalupe Flores and Rosie Hamilton of Stanton; sons Jose Flores of Midland, Freddy Flores of Stanton, Nicholas (Nick) Flores of Midland; sisters; Romana Morales of Santa Maria, and Catalina Mora of Reynosa, Mexico; brothers Gregorio Flores Beaumont, Cleofas Flores of Guadalupe, Mexico; brother in law Feliciano Camacho of Midland; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Nicolas was preceded in death by his wife Jacinta Camacho Flores and son Javier Flores.

Fri
06
Jan

Rosalia Barraza

BIG SPRING - Rosalia Barraza, 97 of Big Spring died Jan. 1, 2017, in a local hospital.

Services was Jan. 5 at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Aug. 13, 1919, in La Union, N.M. and married Marcelo Barraza Nov. 2, 1936, in Ackerly, where they made their home. She was a homemaker and also helped on the farm.

He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1999. Mrs. Barraza enjoyed all kinds of arts and crafts and was known for her contagious smile.

She is survived by two sons, Joaquin Barraza and wife Mary of Ackerly, and Eduardo Barraza and wife Barbara of Tula Rosa, N.M.; four daughters, Celia Rehm of Jacksonville, Fla., Ofelia Estes and husband Kenneth of Bovina, and Elia Cowley of Big Spring; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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