Obituaries

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Javier Flores

ANDREWS - Javier Flores, of Andrews, was born on Nov. 29, 1964, and died May 20, 2016. He was a 1983 graduate of Stanton High School and was married to Dora Flores. Family and friends gathered to celebrate his life May 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Ogbonna officiating. Interment followed in the Andrews North Cemetery under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home.
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Irene Aikin

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Mary Murphee Ellis

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John Albert Snell

STANTON - Graveside services for John Albert Snell, 80 of Stanton, were June 8, in the Holly Grove Cemetery in Segno with Bro. Harold Isaacs officiating. Mr. Snell was born June 22, 1935 in Flatwood, to parents, William Hollis Snell and Grace Pearl (Strickland) Snell, and died June 2, 2016, in Midland. He is preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Cissy (Pauline) Snell; brothers, Truman Snell and Gayland Snell; and sister, Leola Fillyaw. He is survived by his sons, William R. Snell and Melissa of Austin and Michael L. Snell of San Antonio; daughter, Kathy L. Lingle and Billy of Midland; granddaughter, Sharla Oatis of Jasper; greatgrandchildren, Jeremy, Amanda, and Destiney; sister, Doris Bennett of Eastland; sister-in-law, Ann Polak of Lake Charles, LA; along with numerous other relatives and friends over several states. Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Vera Jean Box

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Maria Acosta

STANTON - Maria Acosta, 75, died May, 30, 2016, at Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation. Vigil services were June 1 at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services were June 2 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Stanton. She was born July 28, 1940, at Dilley, to Coleta and Florencio Garza, Sr. She married Frank Acosta, Dec. 21, 1961. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. She loved music, dancing, cooking, baking, but most of all spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband: Frank Acosta, Sr. of Lenorah; four children: Frank Acosta Jr.

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Lula Mae Sale

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Lloyd Everett Thomas

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Mary Elizabeth "Beth" McKeever

STAMFORD - Beth McKeever, 80 of Stamford, died May 6, 2016. She was born Feb. 25, 1936, to William Horace Thompson and Mary Ella Ferguson Thompson in the Green Hill Community north of Mt. Pleasant. On July 21, 1962, she married Billy Joe McKeever in Dallas before moving to Stamford. They were married for 53 years before his death in 2015. She was a devoted member to St. John's Methodist Church where she enjoyed being involved in many activities. She shared her many versatile talents in her church work from being the chancel choir director for many years to delighting in being an elementary Sunday school teacher for almost 49 years. She said it was her calling. She also served as church secretary for several years. Beth shared her uplifting personality and smile with all who knew her. She enjoyed giving to others by teaching art classes.

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Tom L. Johnson, Sr.

ODESSA - Tom L. Johnson, Sr., 78 of Odessa, formerly of Stanton, died April 30, 2016, at his residence. Memorial services were May 4 at the First United Methodist Church of Stanton. He is survived by one son, Larry Johnson and wife Connie of Odessa; two daughters Leah Mitchell and husband Jimmy of Lenorah, and Julie Johnson of Big Spring; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Johnson, parents, Jimmie D. and Vivian Grace (Webster) Johnson, and seven brothers and sisters. Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com

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