Obituaries

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.

Fri
10
Mar

Arian Angel Moreno

STANTON - Arian Angel Moreno was born March 7, 2017, at a Big Spring hospital and died the same day, March 7, 2017

Parents are Joel Moreno and Crystal Flores. He weighed 3oz and was 6 inches long.

Survivors include his parentsof Stanton, brothers Landon Olvera, Benjamin Olvera Jr. and Dylan Olvera, sister Arianna Moreno, grandparents and many others.

Graveside services were March 8 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Stanton.

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

Fri
10
Mar

Sarah Barnes

STANTON - Sarah Barnes, 80 of Stanton, died Mar. 4, 2017, in the Stanton hospital. Memorial services were Mar. 8 at First Baptist Church in Stanton with Rev. Robert Louder and Rev. David Harp officiating.

She was born Dec. 2, 1936, in Martin County to Henry Keys and Audrey Mae Louder. She married Stanley Barnes Aug. 6, 1955. She was a giving person, always helping others. Serving as a volunteer EMT for 33 years, the only thing that stopped her was her age and the fact that she had to stop driving the ambulance at the age of 75. She taught CPR instructors how to teach CPR.

Fri
24
Feb

Lonnie Williamson

GREENWOOD - Funeral services for Lonnie Williamson of Midland were Feb. 227 at the Flying V Ranch in McCamey. He was born Feb. 15, 1966, in Odessa and died in his home Feb. 19, 2017. He married Carol Lee Hedrick on April 23, 1994. He was a self employed spur and bit maker, known for turning a piece of iron into art. He was very passionate about rodeo and team roping. He is survived by his wife Carol Lee Williamson of Midland; mother Glenda Williamson of Nowata, Okla.; daughter Ollie Schneemann and husband Cade of Iraan; son Puncher Williamson of Midland; sister Lorrie Kennedy of Sheffield; brothers Joe Williamson of Crane, Glen Williamson of Nowata, Okla.; grandsons Prather Schneemann and Carter Schneemann of Iraan. He is preceded in death by his father Charles Williamson. Serving as pallbearers were Dow Jones, Roy Kent, Walt Pointer, Will Conner, Loran Long, and Kody Gentry.

Fri
24
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.

Mon
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.

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