Obituaries

Fri
06
Nov

Wayne Dennis Stroud

STANTON - Wayne Dennis Stroud, 87, died at his home in Stanton Nov. 3, 2015 surrounded by his family. Services will be at 10 a.m, Nov. 6, 2015, at the Downtown Church of Christ in Stanton with Deral McWhorter officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. He was born Feb. 1, 1928, just outside Stanton in Martin County to John Penny Stroud and Lena Mae Fitzgerald Stroud. At the time of his birth, his family was living just south of Stanton next to the Evergreen Cemetery. He was the eighth of 10 children. He graduated from Courtney High School in 1945. Because he was only 17 at the time, his mother had to go with him to sign his volunteer papers for military duty. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a teletype operator and was stationed on Guam and Saipan. Upon returning from the war, he worked as a roughneck in the oil field. He married Geraldine Long (Geri) Dec. 24, 1949, in Stanton at the Downtown Church of Christ with G.B.

Fri
06
Nov

Glen Morrison

STANTON - Glen “Pete” Morrison, 87 of Stanton, died Oct. 29, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services were Nov. 2, at the Downtown Church of Christ with Kendall Tomlinson, officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. He was born April 2, 1928, to Seth and Lela Hagans Morrison in Loraine and married Pat Miller Mar., 1950, in Martin County. She preceded him in death July 14, 2000. He came to Martin County as a young boy and graduated from Stanton High School. He farmed all of his life. He served on the boards of Stanton Farmers COOP Gin and the Martin County Hospital District. He was an original founder and board member of the Martin County Senior Citizens Foundation.

Fri
06
Nov

Betty Blissard Bain

BIG SPRING - Betty Blissard Fryar Bain, 84 of Big Spring, died Nov. 1, 2015, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services were Nov. 4, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Rev. Bill Ivins, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. She was born Oct. 11, 1931, in Big Spring and married Bill Bain Feb. 25, 1978, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death. She was a lifelong resident of Howard County and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a member and past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #1019. Survivors include two sons, Steve Fryar of Big Spring and Danny Fryar and wife Billie of Stanton; one step-son, Howard Bain and wife Gloria of Big Spring; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and three sisters. The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, P. O.

Fri
06
Nov

Fred Walter Cook

LITTLEFIELD - Fred Walter Cook, 92 of Littlefield, died Nov. 1, 2015. He was born Jan. 18, 1923, to Joseph John and Eva (Metcalf) Cook. He grew up in Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served for three years during World War II as a mechanic on B-52 bombers. He was honorably discharged in 1946. After the military, he returned home to farm where he was a true steward of the land taking care of what God had entrusted him. He farmed 320 acres of cotton and grain in Lamb County. At one time, his 80 acre home place had the highest cotton yield per acre in Lamb County. He married Geraldine (Jerry) Davie in 1947 in Midland. They were happily married for 56 years. After her death in 2003, he married Gene Fudge. He was a member of Crescent Park Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and then an elder. He was a Christian man devoted to his family, his country, and his fellow man.

Fri
30
Oct

Brenda Darlene Anderson

MIDLAND - Brenda Darlene Anderson, 49 of Midland, died Oct. 18, 2015, at Midland Memorial Hospital after 17 years living with breast cancer and surviving it. She graduated from Lamesa High School and later Midland College where she received her associate's degree in business computer applications. Her mother Carlene Anderson and maternal and paternal grandparents precede her. She is survived by her daughter Melissa D'Lynn Mensch and her husband Zach and their son Dawson; father Robert Anderson and step mother Margaret Anderson; brother Jerry Anderson and wife Kim Anderson of Stanton; nephew Zach Anderson and his wife Candra of Stanton; nephews Tim Anderson and Jeremy Anderson also from Stanton; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. A memorial service was Oct. 21. Arrangements were made with Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home and Chapel.

Fri
23
Oct

David Rhea Lightner

STANTON - David Rhea Lightner, 81 of Stanton, died Oct. 19, 2015, in Midland. The family received friends Oct. 21, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton. Funeral services were Oct. 22 at First Baptist Church in Stanton. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. He was born on May 31, 1934, to Rhea and Winnie Lightner in Graham. He retired as a printer and then retired from the Martin County Senior Citizen in Stanton. He was a man that was wealthy in friends and never met a stranger. He always had the best sense of humor in which he kept until the end. He loved his family, friends and loved life. He is survived by his daughter, Margo Wolfe and husband, Rickie; grandson, Jonathan Rhea Lightner and wife, Claudie; granddaughter, Michelle Cardenas Ruderer and husband, Hugo; great-grandchildren, Christopher Rhea Lightner, Mary Elisabeth Lightner, Gavin Cardenas Ruderer, Bethenny Cardenas Ruderer, and Owen Cardenas Ruderer.

Fri
23
Oct

Phyllis Capitola Brown

 
Fri
23
Oct

Dr. Sue King Fisher

Thu
15
Oct

Dorothy Gean Long

STANTON - Dorothy Gean (Hull) Long died Oct. 8, 2015, in a local nursing home. Funeral services were Oct. 10, at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rick Cunningham, minister of the 14th and Main Church of Christ, officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park. She was born March 6, 1942, to Willie (Bill) and Juanita Hull in Stanton, where she was raised and graduated high school. In 1960 she married Kimmie Juel Long and they had four sons. She was a member of the 14th and Main Church of Christ and was actively involved in the Big Spring Prospectors Club and Howard County Master Gardeners, until health problems caused her to stop. She enjoyed crafts and working in her flower beds. She enjoyed people, especially family. She kept records for the Hull Family reunions. She also volunteered at Parkview Nursing Home, visiting residents weekly for the past several years.

Thu
15
Oct

Rosie Lee Young

STANTON - Rosie Lee Young died Oct. 7, 2015, peacefully with her daughters by her side and her final days were spent surrounded by family, friends and her church community. Services and celebration of her life were Oct. 12 at First United Methodist Church in Stanton. Burial followed the service at Evergreen Cemetery. She was born on July 30, 1940, in Reagan, to Charles Warren and Mae Lois Alexander. She attended Midland Carver High School, and later attended Howard College, Odessa College and Texas Tech University and received a college degree in early childhood education. She dedicated her life to educating young children and spent more than 35 years at the Martin County Head Start program. Here she helped to lay the educational foundation of more than 700 young minds. She also worked at First United Methodist Church in the nursery and spent more than 35 years nurturing and loving many babies and toddlers who were entrusted in her care.

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