Obituaries

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29
Dec

Jerene Oleta Darden Baker

STANTON - Jerene Oleta Darden Baker, 68 of Stanton, died on Dec. 26, 2017. She was surrounded by family in her home after a courageous fight with cancer. She was the beloved wife of her childhood best friend and sweetheart, Sammy Baker of Haskell. She was born Jan. 2, 1949, in Haskell, and was the daughter of the late Henry and Ordria Darden. She graduated Haskell High School in 1967 and then graduated nursing school in Stamford. She and Sammy Baker were united in marriage on Nov. 23, 1968, in Haskell. Together with her husband, they started a business in Stanton. She is survived by her husband, Sammy Baker of Stanton; two children, Brian Baker and wife Lesley of Stanton, Karrie Mitchell and husband John of Stanton; six grandchildren, Bailey Beard, Kelby Baker, Cory Yater, Morgan Latham, Alyssa Yater and Madeline Baker; and one great grandchild, George Truett Beard IV. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Joan Meier. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Dec.

Fri
29
Dec

Pearl Kingston Armstrong

ACKERLY - Pearl Kingston Armstrong, 83 of Ackerly, died on Dec. 24, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services were Dec. 28, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Derrick Looney officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park. She was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Nolan County, and married Howard Armstrong on July 4, 1952, in Lamesa.

Fri
29
Dec

Feliz Cazares

STANTON - Funeral Mass for Feliz Cazares will be at 11 am Dec. 29 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton. Rosary will be at 7pm Dec. 28 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cazares, 46 of Stanton, was born Aug. 8, 1971, and died Dec. 25, 2017. He worked for Aquascape as a landscaper for many years. He is preceded in death by his mother Amelia (Mable) Cazares and father Luis (Chino) Cazares. He is survived by his daughter Audriana Cazares; sons Luis Antonio Cazares and David Angel Cazares; sisters Gloria Marquez and Alicia Sharp; brother Julio Cazares; grandchildren Miya Rose Loschiavo, Josiah Michael Bermea and Evelyn Mable Cazares.

Fri
29
Dec

David Hinojosa

STANTON - Funeral services for David Hinojosa will be at 11 am, Dec. 30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton with Father Tim Schwertner officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be Dec. 29 at 7 pm at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. He was born Oct. 24, 1979, in Big Spring and died Dec. 27, 2017. He worked in construction. He is survived by his wife Maria Martinez; mother Gloria Rios of Stanton, father Favian Hinojosa of Stanton, grandmother Hercilia Rios of Stanton; daughters Destiny Hinojosa of Ennis, and Cecila Hinojosa of Dallas; sons Ricky Cardona of Atlanta, GA., and David Hinojosa of Ennis; sisters Teresa Ornelas o f Bardwell, Vanessa Armendarez of Big Spring, Felicia Hinojosa of Houston, Vennesa Leigh Hinojosa, and Vannesa Ann Hinojosa both of Stanton; Favian Hinojosa Jr.

Fri
22
Dec

Robert Orson

ODESSA - Robert Orson, 70 of Andrews, died Dec. 13, 2017 in Odessa. Family and friends gathered to celebrate his life on Dec. 18, at McNett Funeral Home Chapel in Andrews. Interment followed in the Andrews West Cemetery. He was born on Feb. 5, 1947 in Tarzan, to William Noel Orson and Bernell Maree Johnson Orson. He was raised in Tarzan, Stanton, Grady, and graduated from Midland High School in 1965. He graduated from electrician school, and received his union card. Being union, he would move where the work was. He moved to Andrews in 1972 and started Orson Electric until his retirement in 2000. He was married by his father, who was a Justice of the Peace, on Dec. 29, 1988 at the Orson Ranch in Andrews to Loretta Jane Garland. He was very proud to be taking care of the Orson Ranch, which turned over 100 years. He was well known for training apprentices and teaching them the electrical trade. He loved his pecan trees, gardening, canning, baking, and cooking.

Fri
22
Dec

G P Harrell, Jr., “Tooter”

BIG SPRING - G P Harrell, Jr., “Tooter”, of Kingsland, formerly of Stanton, died Dec. 17, 2017 in Big Spring. Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Dec. 21, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20, at the Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton. He was born Mar. 14, 1952 in Stanton, to G P and Gene Harrell. He was preceded in death by his parents. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1970. He farmed in the Courtney area for many years. He bred and raised game chickens, enjoyed cooking and holding family bar-b-ques and gatherings at his home. He is remembered as being big hearted and kind to all.

Fri
08
Dec

Ella Denice Scurlark

MIDLAND - Ella Denice Scurlark, 60 of Midland, was the seventh of 15 children; born on Oct. 12, 1957, in Stanton to Eddie B. Scurlark and the late Warren Clyde Scurlark. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior with St. James Baptist Church in Stanton. She was a member of New Jerusalem Baptist Church and attended school in Stanton, graduating from Stanton High School in 1975. She had a beautiful smile, and was always very supportive and helpful to her mother, siblings, and her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed planning for family functions and her favorite pastime was decorating and watching HGTV. She was employed with various oil companies throughout the years. She also loved working with the youth and was employed with St. Luke’s as a part-time teacher on Sundays and with the Midland YMCA in the daycare center. She died Dec 1, 2017, after a gradual decline in health at Midland Memorial Hospital.

Fri
08
Dec

Charlie Smith

STANTON - Charlie Smith was born Oct. 1, 1935 to B.L. and Nora Smith in Courtney, and died Dec. 4, 2017. He married Lou Ann Lamb Nov. 24, 1956. She preceded him in death July 27, 1991. He then married Betty Jane Blake July 1, 1992. Their children include Betty and Ray McKim, Sherry and Lee Cook, Jerry and Tahita Holloway, Belynda Campbell, Don and Donna Blake, John Smith, Ray Blake and Jim and Valerie Smith. His grandchildren include Jeff and Sonja Leary, Jason and Mauri Hopper, Michael and Chandra Brooks, Tonia Brooks and fiancé Chris Baltzell, Alayna Smith and fiancé Jeromy Yager, Trent and Brandi Smith, Savanah and Josh Tunnell, Sean Smith, Jessica and Marcus Washington, Winston Holloway and fiancé Cathleen Cantrell, Dylan Cade, Andrew Blake, Jordan and Jeffery Kulaga, Megan and Brandon Taylor and Madison, Tyler Hinrichs, Macki and Emory McKim and Mallory McKim. He was also blessed with 18 great-grandchildren.

Fri
01
Dec

Hugh Lillo Buzzell

LAKE WALES, FLORIDA - Word was received that former Stanton Police Department officer Hugh Lillo Buzzell has died at his home in Florida. A complete obituary will be available for next week. No current plans for services have been announced. Buzzell was born Jan. 9, 1940, to the late Avon W. And Ursel E. Buzzell in Portland, Maine. He was raised in Maine until he joined the United States Air Force in 1955. He served for eight years and transferred to the United States Army, where he served in Viet Nam. Her served almost 24 years beforde retiring in 1978 to begin a career as a peace officer. He worked in law enforcement in Midland, and was a security specialist, serving in various countries throughout the 1990s, including embassies in Santiago, Prague, Belgrade, Sidney, and Moscow, and it was in Tiblisi, Georgia that he met Khatuna, his wife of 22 years. He retired from the Stanton Police Department in 2004.

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01
Dec

Griffin Noelle Anderson

CLIFTON - Griffin Noelle Anderson, 17 of Stanton, was born Jan.15, 2000, to Holly Neely and CW Anderson. She died, with her boyfriend and father of her child Taylor Bradley and their friend Diego Picon, on Nov. 16, 2017, outside of Clifton. She was a vibrant young lady, so full of life, constantly sharing her contagious smile and laugh with everyone. She had a love for softball, taking pictures, baking, music, all things Johnny Cash, and especially her dog, Cowgirl. She regularly took charge of those around her and was a big part of the glue that constantly pulled her family and friends together. Her heart was so full of love and nowhere was it more evident than in the love she had for her sweet baby boy Bentley. With her strong personality that was ever so sweet yet sassy, she brought sunshine and laughter wherever she went. It was her willingness to help anyone at any time that allowed her to have a lasting effect on so many lives.

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