Obituaries

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.

Fri
30
Dec

Ruby Nell Patton

MIDLAND - Ruby Nell Robinson Patton, 77 of Odessa, died Dec. 24, 2016, in Midland.

Funeral services were Dec. 28, at Belmont Baptist Church with Kerry Peacock officiating. Arrangements were by American Heritage Funeral Home.

She was born in Brownwood to Walton and Vida Wells Robinson on Aug. 1, 1939. She graduated from Stanton High School. She married Robert Edward Patton in June of 1960 in Stanton.

She worked as a Job Coach for Mental Heath and Mental Retardation (M.H.M.R.) for several years before she retired. She was involved in so many organizations including Women's Business Association (W.B.A.), Take Off Pounds Safely (TOPS)/ Keep Off Pounds Successfully (KOPS), the Permian Basin Fair and Expo, she sold AVON for over 40 years, and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America with her grandsons.

She is preceded in death by her parents Walton and Vida Robinson and her ex-husband Robert Patton.

Fri
30
Dec

Joe Lee Barber

STANTON - Joe Lee Barber, 72 of Stanton, died Dec. 21, 2016, in a local hospital. Memorial services were Dec. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Stanton with Rev. David Harp officiating.

He was born Mar. 30, 1944, in Midland and married Cleta Hayes Dec. 21, 1963, in Stanton. She preceded him in death Aug. 24, 2013.

He worked for Caprock Electric as a meter reader and Sharyland as a customer service representative.

He is survived by his daughter, Joanna Barber of Stanton, two grandchildren, Stephen Sisson and wife Lyndsey Kelly of Stanton and James Barber; one great grandchild, Isabelle Sisson; two brothers, Jerry Barber and wife Shelley Keller of Mesa, Arizona and Robert Earl Barber of Charlottesville, Virginia; two sisters, Nadean Barber and Margaret Shannon and husband Billy all of Midland.

In addition to his wife he was also preceded in death by a brother Bill Barber, Jr. and parents, Bill and Josephine (Tafalla) Barber.

Thu
22
Dec

Trinidad Rubio Jr.

CALDWELL - Trinidad Rubio Jr., 77 of Caldwell and formerly of Stanton, died Dec. 17, 2016. Mass of a Christian burial was Dec. 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Rosary was recited Dec. 21 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Reverend Bernard Hung was the celebrant and burial followed at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1939, in Robstown to Trinidad Rubio Sr. and Petra (Tanguma) Rubio. He was a welder by trade and was considered a skilled carpenter. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, spending time with his family was his greatest joy in life. He was also a talented musician, playing many instruments.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Rubio; both parents, Trinidad and Petra Rubio Sr.; a daughter, Maria Rubio; a son-inlaw, Raul Frausto; two sisters, Amelia Rubio and Emila Olguin; and two brothers, Frank Rubio and Pollo Rubio.

Thu
22
Dec

Jesus Hernandez

STANTON - Funeral services for Jesus Hernandez of Stanton have been set for 11 am, Dec. 22 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel in Stanton with Pastor Rojolio Gomez officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

He was born June 19, 1934, in San Juan de Guadalupe, Durango, Mexico and died Dec. 20, 2016.

He is preceded in death by his wife Manuela Hernandez.

He is survived by his daughters Maria G. Hernandez of Stanton, and Elida Hernandez of Durango, Mexico; sons Manuel de Jesus Hernandez of Coahuila, Mexico and Hector Hernandez of Stanton; sisters Josefina Hernandez of Midland, Victoria Hernandez of Houston, Concepcion Hernandez and Paula Hernandez of Durango, Mexico, Victoriano Hernandez of Piedras Negras, Mexico and Leon Hernandez of Stanton.

He is also survived by 18 grandchildren 31 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Fri
16
Dec

Carroll Hardison

BIG SPRING - Carroll Hardison, 76 of Big Spring, died Dec. 1, 2016, at his residence. Graveside service was Dec. 5 at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with Craig Wallace presiding.

He was born July 10, 1940, in Aquilla, to Iona Martin Hardison and Glen Hardison. He was a graduate of Midland High School, Class of 1958.

He attended SMU and Texas Tech University, where he majored in electrical engineering. He later moved to Big Spring and married Pat Hughes on July 20, 1967, in Coahoma.

He was a loving and supportive husband, father, and grandfather. He was a calming influence and voice of reason in every situation and a blessing to all of his family and friends. He was a veteran of the United States Marines, and was with the 1st Marine Battalion to land in Vietnam. He operated Hardison Appliance with his father and later his brother-in-law for almost 50 years. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

Fri
16
Dec

Doyle Rainer

BIG SPRING - Doyle Rainer, 67 of Big Spring, died Nov. 29, 2016, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. A private family service will be at a later date.

He was born Aug. 1, 1949, to Tiny Sprayberry Rainer and C.B. Rainer in Overton. He married Ann Nell Winn on July 20, 1968, in Dam B. He came to Howard County in 1984 from Victoria. He had worked in the oil field and was a truck driver. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a Baptist.

Fri
16
Dec

Roy D. Cooper

LAMESA - Roy D. Cooper died Dec. 3, 2016, in Lamesa at the age of 84. He was born to George and Willie Cooper on July 8, 1932.

He was raised in the Munger area and later farmed there for many years. His passion was flying airplanes and helicopters.

He is survived by his children Judy Garcia and husband Richard, Roy Wayne Cooper and wife Sharla, Carmen Furlow and husband Mark, and Dan Cooper and wife Layne, all of Lamesa; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters Peggy Mayo of New Deal, Norma Clement of Lamesa and Patsy Jones of Grand Prairie. He also is survived by his longtime companion Rinda Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Bobby Johnson and Wonnell Aldridge; and a brother Billy Wayne Cooper.

At Roy’s request, his body will be donated to Texas Tech Health Science Center.

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.

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