Obituaries

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14
Aug

Bill McMorries

Fri
14
Aug

Loray Morris Jeffcoat

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14
Aug

Oma Johnson

Fri
07
Aug

Dr. Guy Story Brown

Brown, 66 of Slaton, a three time presidential appointee, university professor, author and Director of The Straight Gate, died  July 30, 2015, in Lubbock. He was born in Boulder, CO, Nov. 30, 1948, to Glenn Larry Brown  and Mary Prudie Brown (deceased) of Stanton. He graduated high school  at New Mexico Military Institute  in 1967, attended the American University in Paris, France, for  two years, and received his B.A.  from Abilene Christian University. He took his graduate studies at the University of Dallas, where he received his M.A. and his Ph.D.  in Literature and Political Philosophy with a dissertation on political implications in ancient and modern literary criticism.

Fri
07
Aug

Lura A. Perry

BIG SPRING - Lura A. Perry, 94 of Big Spring, died Aug. 4, 2015, in a local hospital. Graveside services were Aug. 6, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard Dickerson officiating. She was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Borden County to John Gilmer and Betty Jane Graham Davis. She married Max Leroy Perry, Dec. 15, 1945, in Fallon, Nev. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1993. She was a lifelong resident of Borden and Howard counties, graduating from a one room school in Borden County. She resided at Lake Thomas for many years and fed anyone or animal that came by. She had been a member of East 4th Street Baptist Church in Big Spring and Vincent Baptist Church.  She is survived by a son, Glen Perry and wife Ann of New Braunfels; two grandchildren, Stacy Perry and wife LaDena of Stantonand Brent Perry and wife Jessica of San Angelo; four great grandchildren, Kally, Kaitlyn, Josey and Max.

Fri
07
Aug

Lillie Lavada Barnhill

STANTON - Lillie Lavada Barnhill, 93 of Stanton, died July 30, 2015, in a local nursing home. Graveside services were Aug. 3 at  Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. She was born April 7, 1922, in Merkel to James Clifton and Frances Gertrude Harrison Bickley.  She married T.D. Barnhill Jan. 9,  1940, in Stanton. He preceded her in death Dec. 1, 1988. She was a  homemaker. She is survived by a son, Jimmy Don Barnhill and wife Mary  of Stanton; a daughter, Judy Carol Louder of Odessa; four grandsons, Darrell Louder and wife Leandra of Minnesota, Dewayne Louder, Greg Barnhill and wife Daina of  San Angelo and Chris Barnhill and wife Shawna of Stanton; four great grandchildren, Nicolas and Cory Louder of Minnesota, Jacob and Peyton Barnhill of Stanton, Bailey Barnhill, Whitney and Alannah  Rainer of San Angelo, and Jordan Rainer in the United States Marine Corps; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fri
07
Aug

Robert W. Haislip

STANTON - Robert Walton Haislip, 92 of Stanton, died July 30, 2015. Memorial services were Aug.  1 at First United Methodist Church of Stanton with Rev.Charlie Stevens,  officiating. Mr. Haislip was born on April  5, 1923, in Eastland to Harry and Ruth Haislip. He moved to Stanton  when he was six years old. He attended kindergarten at the Convent.  The rest of his education was in  Stanton Public Schools. He joined the United States  Army Air Corp in 1942, and became a navigator, flying on all three heavy bombers by wars end. He enjoyed  fishing and gardening. No one loved Stanton High School football more. He joined the volunteer fire department when the  truck was a Model A. He served as a fireman for 35 years, many of those as chief. He also served with the EMS for 14 years.

Thu
06
Aug

Elnora McCalister

STANTON - Elnora McCalister, 92, formerly of Stanton, died July 29, 2015, at Monahans Managed Care Center. Born on Nov. 12, 1922 in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late Vann and Lula (Copeland) Glenn. She married Edell McCalister, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1998. She lived in Stanton for 70 years until recently when she relocated to Monahans. She worked as a nurse’s aide for the Martin County Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Stanton. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her sons Paul McCalister and wife Ann, and Samuel Kenneth McCalister and wife Marcela, all of Monahans; daughters Carolyn Jones of Andrews, Joyce McCalister of Lancaster, and Nancy Benford and husband Lane of Beaumont; daughters-inlaw Delores McCalister of San Antonio and Clotel Boysaw of Monahans; 26 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and a host of great-great grandchildren. 

Thu
06
Aug

Douglas Nelson Hopkins

RUIDOSO, N.M.MIDLAND - Douglas Nelson “Hopper” Hopkins died July 24, 2015. He was born in Jena, Louisiana, to Carlton Douglas “Dugan” Hopkins and Linda Nelson Hopkins on Aug. 10, 1961. His family moved to Crane in 1971 where he attended school until his junior year. He then moved to Midland where he graduated from Midland Lee High School in 1979. He attended Midland College, Texas Tech University and Angelo State University where he graduated in 1984. His first day there he met his love and wife, Carrie Lynn York. They were married in 1989. He worked in the oilfield from age 16 off and on and was currently employed by Nova Star, LP. He never met a stranger and had friends throughout the country. He helped anyone in need. He was a devoted and loving husband, dad, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was an avid nature lover, who enjoyed being in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. He inherited his love of traveling the roads of America from his Mom and Pawpaw Nelson.

Thu
06
Aug

Josefa Ornelas Sanchez

STANTON - Josefa Ornelas Sanchez, 74, died July 24, 2015. Funeral services were July 25 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton with Msgr. Tim Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. She was born in San Antonio Del Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico, on Aug. 13, 1940, to Gonzalo Ornelas and Crispina Martinez Ornelas. She married Frank Sanchez in Candelaria in 1959. She was employed with and retired from the Martin County Hospital after years of faithful service. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Socorro Ornelas, Felipe Ornelas, Ramon Ornelas, Herminia Pallares, and Remidios Herrera She is survived by four sons, Fabian Sanchez and wife Heidi of Olympia, WA, Guadalupe Sanchez and wife Yvette, Oscar Ornelas Sanchez and wife Anita of Midland and George O. Sanchez and wife Jennifer of Harlingen; two daughters, Christina Tayyem and husband Ziad of Arlington and Nancy Sanchez of Midland; four sisters,

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