Obituaries

Fri
02
Dec

Troy Edward Notgrass

TEMPLE - Troy Edward Notgrass Sr. died at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple Nov. 19, 2016.

He was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Eastland to Gordon and Rosa Notgrass. He was an educator, holding positions as teacher and principal. He retired from the University of Texas in Austin where he wrote textbooks for high school classrooms.

He is survived by three sons: Eddie Notgrass and wife, Patsy, of Belton, Blake Notgrass and wife Allison of Round Rock, and Craig Notgrass of Austin; three grandchildren: Anthony, Abbie and Morgan Notgrass; four brothers, Burl Notgrass, Bud Notgrass, Dale Notgrass and Randall Notgrass; and three sisters, Nita Howard, Orita Smith, and Lynn Blackburn, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial Service will be at the First Baptist Church in Stanton on Dec. 19 at 2 pm.

Fri
02
Dec

Sammy Owen

LAMESA - Services for Sammy Owen, 79 of Lamesa, were Nov. 30 at Crestview Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Empey officiating.

Interment followed at Dawson County Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Branon Funeral Home

He died on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Midland.

He was born on April 4, 1937 in Carthage to Ezra Lee and Sammie (Sims) Owen. He married Sammie Butts in 1965 in Lamesa

He was a bookkeeper for Roy Motor Company for 25 years.

He was known as a very talented carpenter whose work was sought after by area residents in Dawson and Martin and other area counties. He is survived by his son, Hank Owen of Midland.

He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; daughter Shelly Owen; and several brothers and sisters.

Thu
24
Nov

Ernest Carl Martinez, Jr.

Thu
24
Nov

Elbert Carby

Fri
18
Nov

Patricia Wilkinson Hull

STANTON - Patricia Wilkinson Hull, 86, died Nov. 15, 2016. The Rosary was Nov. 17 at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton. The Funeral Mass will be on Nov. 18, at 10:30 am at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. She was born in Stanton to Sam and Villa Wilkinson on Mar. 30, 1930, and married to Carlton Hull on Jan. 7, 1947. Carlton preceded her in death on June 2, 1958. She co-authored ‘Martin County, the First Thirty Years’ with Fay Smithson. She worked as the Martin County Librarian for many years and also worked as a church secretary at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton, Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Big Spring and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Midland. She worked for 52 years and retired from her last job as librarian for La Promesa Foundation in 2012 at the age of 82.

Fri
18
Nov

Billie Wilhite Tom

ANDREWS - Billie Wilhite Tom, 91 of Andrews, died Nov. 11, 2016, in Andrews. Services were Nov. 15, at the Andrews Church of Christ in Andrews with Leslie Boone and John Snider officiating. Private interment followed at the Andrews West Cemetery under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home. She was born on Jan. 4, 1925, to Alton T. Wilhite and Bonnie Mae Buchan Wilhite. She was raised in Monahans and graduated from Monahans High School in 1942. Following high school, she attended Tarleton College, where she met George “Sonny” Ellison Tom, Jr. They married four years later on Feb. 1, 1947, in Monahans. They were living in Fort Worth when their first son, George Ellison “Snuffy” Tom, III, was born in 1949. They returned “home” to West Texas in 1950, and they became the third generation of the Tom family to ranch in Andrews County. They also had ranching interest in Gaines and Upton counties in Texas and Eddy County in New Mexico.

Fri
11
Nov

Craig Ferguson Brooks

ABILENE - Craig Ferguson Brooks, 43 of Abilene and formerly of Avoca, died Nov. 4, 2016. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. November 11at Avoca Baptist Church with Pastor Les Mims officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Creek Cemetery under the direction of Kinney-Underwood Funeral Home. He was born Oct. 9, 1973, in Roswell, NM, the son of William and Wilma (McBride) Brooks. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1992 and later took college courses in phlebotomy. He married Chelan Cook on Nov. 2, 1998, in Midland. They moved to Avoca where he served as the youth minister for Avoca Baptist Church and recently moved to Abilene. He loved spending time with the youth, loved Jesus, telling stories and making people laugh. He also liked to fish, and always enjoyed a good steak and good food. He was employed by American Electric Power as a line supervisor. He was a member of Avoca Baptist Church. His mother, Wilma Brooks, preceded him in death.

Fri
11
Nov

Donald V. Edwards

FORT WORTH - Donald V. Edwards, 91, died Nov. 2, 2016 in Fort Worth. Graveside services were Nov. 5 at Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton. He was born on July 27, 1925, in Stanton to Claud and Cora Edwards. In 1943, he listed in the United States Marine Corps until his honorable discharge in 1946 at the rank of Corporal. He married the love of his life, Christene Comer, on March 27, 1947. Together they raised three children, Deborah, Jerry, and D.V., Jr. Donald was a hard worker with a love for the outdoors. He was an excellent craftsman who excelled at woodworking. He also enjoyed spending his free time fishing and working on cars. He is survived by his children, Deborah Edwards of Ft. Worth, Jerry Edwards and wife Pam of Granbury, and D.V. Edwards, Jr. and wife Janice of Midland; five grandkids; 10 great grandkids; and one great great grandkid. He is preceded in death by his wife, Christene Edwards; parents; six brothers; and four sisters.

Fri
04
Nov

Jerry Warren Webb

Fri
04
Nov

Vaughn Robinson

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