Obituaries

Fri
21
Apr

Vicki (Davenport) Havens

ABERNATHY - Memorial services for Vicki (Davenport) Havens, 78 of Abernathy, were April 14 in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike O'Donnell, pastor, officiating. Private burial was in the Abernathy Cemetery under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy. Mrs. Havens died at her home in Abernathy April 12, 2017. She was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Lubbock to Buford F. and Dorothy (Chapman) Davenport. She married Richard Havens on Nov. 24, 1956, in Clovis, NM. She was a longtime Abernathy resident, where she raised her family. In the early years of their marriage, they owned and operated the Abernathy Review, which her parents had prior to selling to Richard and Vicki. She was a member of the Monterey Baptist Church for 25 years where she served as the director of Keenagers. She was employed as Activity Director in Stanton at the Stanton Nursing Home and at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Lubbock from 1987 until 2002.

Fri
14
Apr

John Nolan Parker

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. - John Nolan Parker, 55 of Huntsville, Ala, died Mar. 9, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Big Spring to Nolan and Martha Parker of Stanton. He spent his childhood years growing up in Stanton, and later attended college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. After graduation, he worked at White Sands Missile Range in Alamogordo, NM. In 1989, he moved to Huntsville to work for Nichols Research. He also worked for several different contractors until beginning work as a software engineer. He spent 29 years working on the Multiple Launch Rocket System for the US Army Department of Defense. In his 20s, he was a powerlifter, and then added a love for motorcycles in his 30s, with his wife Lona as his steadfast co-pilot. He also loved to travel, explore and work in different countries. His family knows he would have loved to travel with Andrew Zimmern to sample bizarre and exotic foods.

Fri
14
Apr

Terri Rae Graves Rose

BIG SPRING - Terri Rae Graves Rose, 59, died Apr. 9, 2017. She was born Dec. 26, 1957, to Granville and the late Robbie Graves of Stanton. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1976 and was active in band and Sheriff ’s Posse for many years. She loved her life with her horses. She graduated from Midland College with a nursing degree and pursued her love for nursing for many years. She married Kevin Dwayne Rose in September, 1994, becoming a loving housewife and mother. She attended and was involved at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Big Spring. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Rose; son Cody Rose; father Granville Graves of Stanton; brother and his spouse, Craig and Laura Graves of Stanton; sister and her husband Leigh Ann and Kevin Maccanelli of Midland; nephew and his wife, Michael and Katarina Graves of Midland; niece Michelle Graves of Dallas; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, family and friends.

Thu
06
Apr

Juanita Sue Anderson Lindsey

STANTON - Juanita Sue Anderson Lindsey died Mar. 31, 2017, in the Martin County Hospital. She was known as simply “Babe” by her friends in Martin County and West Texas, being the youngest of the three Anderson girls - Anna Lou Robinson and Verla Doggett preceded Babe in death and are now having a big visit and reunion in Heaven. She is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Adrian L. (Bud) Lindsey of Stanton; nieces Doyla Haislip, Diana Doggett, Debra Trantham and nephews Rodney Robinson and Don Robinson. Nita and Bud were married in 1952 in Midland, she working at the Midland County Courthouse and he employed as an engineer at KCRS. They spent 40 years in Midland before moving to Stanton in 1991, living in and restoring her parents’ older home and making that their home for 25 years. Nita being very happy to spend the remainder of her life among friends, nieces and a town of great citizens in Stanton. Babe Lindsey was musically talented.

Fri
24
Mar

Pedro Vasquez Jr.

STANTON - Funeral mass for Pedro Vasquez Jr. of Stanton Texas has been set for 11 am, March 24 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schwertner officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary Vigil will be Mar. 23 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home at 7 pm. He was born Aug. 2, 1970, in Stanton and was a long time resident of Stanton. He died Mar. 21, 2017, in Midland. He is survived by his mother Juanita Vasquez of Stanton; daughter Lorena Vasquez of Stanton; sons Pedro Vasquez III, Gilbert Vasquez, Alejandro Vasquez and Leandro Vasquez, all of Stanton; sisters Diana Vasquez, Lorena Vasquez and Connie Natividad, all of Stanton; grandchildren Jeremiah, Pedro IV, Nevaeh, Dominic, Micklo, Alexander Jr., Josiah, Mia, Renesmae, Chloe, Raymond Jr., Everly and Alaki. He was preceded in death by his father Pedro Vasquez Sr.

Fri
24
Mar

Lillian White

DENVER CITY - Lillian White, 101 of Denver City and formerly of Stanton, died March 19, 2017. Graveside funeral services were March 21 at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton with Rev. David Harp officiating. Mrs. White was born Feb.16, 1916, in Miami, Okla., to Levi P. and Emma Bridgett. She graduated from Miami High School and attended business college in Dunkirk, New York. She married Robert White March 16, 1946, in Parsons, Kansas. She served as secretary for the First Baptist Church in Stanton until her retirement. Mrs. White worked with the Mother’s Day Out program at the church after her retirement and touched the lives of many young children during her work with this program. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Randy Casey of Denver City; and a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church, P. O.

Thu
16
Mar

Maria Salgado

STANTON - Funeral services for Maria Salgado of Midland are at 11 am, Mar. 17 at Hosanna Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Prayer Service will be at 7 pm, Mar. 16 at the Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. She was born June 3, 1959, in Stanton and was a longtime resident of Stanton. She died Mar. 14, 2017. She is survived by her husband; Felix Salgado Sr. of Midland; sons Felix Salgado Jr. of Stanton, Billy Joe Salgado of Greenwood; daughter Mary Jane Salgado Wagner of Midland; sisters Rachel Chapa of Midland., Reyes Parra of Stanton, Lena Hinojosa of Stanton, Erlinda Barrera of Stanton, Sandra Garcia of Dallas; brothers Marcial Chapa Jr. of Burnet, Valentine Chapa of Burnet, Frank Chapa of Stanton, Andy Chapa of Stanton, Gabriel Chapa of Lamesa, Danny Chapa of Stanton, and six grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Felix Salgado Jr., Billy Salgado, Marcial Chapa Jr., Andy Chapa, Gabriel Chapa and Frank Chapa.

Thu
16
Mar

Ronald D. Mitchell

BLANCHARD, OKLA. - Ronald D. “Ronny” Mitchell, 73, of Blanchard, Okla., died at his home Mar. 2, 2017. He was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Dublin. His family came to Martin County in 1950. They settled in the Courtney Community, later moving to Stanton. He quit school at 17 and joined the Army where he spent the next 20 years. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam where he earned four Purple Heart Awards, two Bronze Star Medals with V Device plus many more commendations for acts of bravery. He is survived by his wife, Robin of Blanchard; two daughters, Shiloe Stewart and Jackie O’Dell, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sons, Stephen Mitchell of New Mexico and Cody Mitchell of Blanchard; four grandchildren; one brother, Glen Mitchell and wife Shirley of Vancouver, Wash.; one sister, Rosie McCuin and husband Don, of Stanton, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Thelma Mitchell.

Thu
16
Mar

Ricky Lee Hughes

BIG SPRING - Ricky Lee Hughes, 62 of Big Spring, died March 12, 2017 in a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services were March 16, 2017, at 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham and Clark Tatum officiating. Interment was at Trinity Memorial Park. He was born Oct. 10, 1954, in Big Spring and married Leah Hughes June 10, 1973. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County and graduated from Sands High School in 1973. He was active in rodeo as a bull rider. He farmed in the Knott community over 25 years and owned Mr. Scrubbs Car Wash. He enjoyed his time as a coach in the National League Baseball league. He also enjoyed hunting, golf, playing dominoes and all outdoor activities. He loved supporting his kids in their sporting events and any type of family activity, especially if it included eating.

Thu
16
Mar

Joe Montez Jr.

STANTON - Funeral mass for Joe Montez Jr. of Stanton was Mar. 14 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schwertner officiating. Interment was at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary Vigil was Mar. 13 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. He was born Dec.3, 1968, in Stanton and was a longtime resident of Stanton. He died Mar. 10, 2017, in Stanton. He retired from The City of Big Spring, but his passion was being a DJ - everyone knew him as DJ J Montez. He was all smiles and his heart was full of love; he will be greatly missed by so many. He is survived by his mother; Ramona Montez of Stanton; sisters Joanna (Auggie) Ramos of Stanton and Josie Flores of Stanton; brother Jessie (Amy) Montez of Stanton, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Montez Sr. Serving as pallbearers were Benji Flores, Eric Ramos, Aaron Montez, Chris Flores, Salvador (Chava) Gonzalez, Jason Flores, Michael Salgado and Ernie Salgado.

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