Obituaries

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03
Jan
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Albert Eugene “Gene” Louder

STANTON - Albert Eugene “Gene” Louder, 62 of Stanton, died Dec. 28, 2018 at his residence. He was a good man who will be missed dearly.

Funeral services were Jan. 2, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Stanton with Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born May 26, 1956, to Tull Ray and Helen Ruth Louder in Big Spring. He was raised in Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School with the class of 1974.

He graduated from Texas Tech University in December 1977. He married Rebecca Sellars of San Angelo Feb. 13, 1982. His family and friends were his greatest treasures. He was a wonderful dad, granddad and husband.

He was a hard worker all his life and taught his kids to do the same. He worked in a variety of jobs and did them all well. He was still close with the White Motor family and recently retired from self employment as an oilfield pumper.

Thu
20
Dec
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Dorothy B. Frix

STANTON - Dorothy B. Frix, 92 of Stanton, died Dec. 13, 2018. Services were in Dallas. Arrangements were made with Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. She is survived by her care-giver, Ellen Gonzales; and two sisters.

Thu
20
Dec
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Maria (Rocha) Rojas

HASKELL - Maria (Rocha) Rojas, 92 of of Haskell, died Dec. 16, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2p.m., Dec. 21, at St. George Catholic Church in Haskell with Deacon Julian Estrada officiating. Burial will follow at the O’Brien Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. Rosary was Dec. 20, at St. George Catholic Church in Haskell.

She was born May 24, 1926, in Stanton, to Natalia (Solis) and Gregorio Rocha. She married Joe Angel Rojas in Knox City. She lived in O’Brien before moving to Haskell. She enjoyed crocheting and making clothes for her kids and others.

Thu
20
Dec
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Luis Cazares

STANTON - Luis Antonio Cazares, 19 of Stanton, died Dec. 16, 2018. Funeral mass was Dec. 20, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was Dec. 19, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

He was born in Midland, to Felix Cazares and Cecilia Cazares on Feb. 3, 1999. He graduated from Stanton High in 2017. He was loved and will be missed by so many.

He is preceded in death by his father, Felix Cazares; grandmother, Amelia Cazares; grandmother, Anastacia Rodriguez; and grandfather, Luis Cazares

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother Cecilia Cazares; daughter Evelyn Mable Cazares; sister, Audriana Lea Cazares; brother, David Angel Cazares; nieces, Miya Loschiavo, Araceli Cazares, Annalise Cazares and nephew Josiah Bermea, all of Stanton.

Serving as pallbearers were Anthony Montez, David Gomez, Alberto Cruz, Robert Saenz Jr., Daniel Jimenez, and Marcos Marquez.

Fri
14
Dec
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James E. Williams

STANTON - James E. Williams was born on Dec. 8, 1940, and died Dec. 4, 2018. He was a resident of Stanton at the time of passing. The family received friends Dec. 7, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial service was Dec. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Stanton.

Fri
14
Dec
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Valentin Vela

STANTON - Valentin Vela, 54 of Stanton, died Dec. 9, 2018. Funeral mass was Dec. 12, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was Dec. 11, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. He is preceded in death by his mother, Maria Herrera; father, Juan Vela; and brother, Alfredo Vela. Survivors include his wife Mary Hinojosa Vela; daughters, Lateshia Wells, Gaby Cazares all of Stanton; sons Arturo Cazares of Stanton and Jacob Cazares of Coahoma; brothers, Calistro Vela, John Vela, Manuel Vela, Sammy Vela, and twelve grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Sammy Vela, Calisto Vela, John Albert Vela, Bobby Hinojosa, Scott Hinojosa and Henry Vela. Honorary pallbearers, Hezekiah Cazares, Christian Cazares, Zaydan Trevino, Zekeriah Trevino, Quadyn Cazares, Kyngsley Montez, Xavion Montez and Kruz Cazares. Arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

Fri
14
Dec
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Shirley Scoggins

STANTON - Shirley Scoggins, 84 of Stanton died Dec. 11, 2018, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Dec. 14, at First United Methodist Church in Stanton with Pastor Charlie Stevens officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. She was born March 17, 1934, in Abilene to Emma and Winfred Presley. She married Calvin Scoggins Nov. 26, 1949, in Stanton.

Thu
06
Dec
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Melba Williams Putman

STANTON - Melba (Williams) Putman, 82 of Stanton, died Nov. 27, 2018, in Stanton Texas. Graveside service was Dec. 1, at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery.

Gene Boyer officiated.

Arrangements were by Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

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Thu
06
Dec
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Bonita “Bonnie” Trimble

STANTON - Bonita “Bonnie” Trimble, 79 of Stanton, died Nov. 30, 2018 in a local hospital. A graveside service was Dec. 2, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton with Terry Franklin and Charlie Stevens officiating.

She was born July 21, 1939, in Ochelata, Oklahoma to Maxie T. and Ida (Sires) Ickelberry. She married her

sweetheart Jim Wesley Trimble on Feb. 19, 1955, in Midland. They were married for 63 years.

She had a gift for preparing and serving many meals in Martin County during her lifetime. One of the most memorable was her restaurant “Bonnie’s” that she ran with the help and support of her children and husband. Her grandchildren each had a special bond with their Nanny and it usually centered around a special meal she would prepare for each of them when they came by for a visit. Bonnie was also known for her holiday noodles, a tradition that continues and is loved so much by her family. She will be missed dearly.

Thu
29
Nov
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Rolando S. Garza, Sr.

LENORAH - Rolando S. Garza, Sr., 71 of Lenorah, died Nov. 20, 2018, in a Stanton nursing home. Vigil services were Nov. 23, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Funeral services were Nov. 24, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.

He was born July 31, 1947, in Stanton. He farmed until 1992 then worked for Clariant Oil Services in Midland for 15 years. He loved his family and fishing.

He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Lenorah and loved being a Catholic.

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