Obituaries

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03
Apr

Reba Mae Gross

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27
Mar

Emma Jean Langley Kelley

Fri
27
Mar

David “Bubba” Young

Fri
20
Mar

Trinidad Salazar

STANTON - Funeral mass for Trinidad Salazar of Stanton was Mar. 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schwertner officiating. An interment followed immediately after at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was March 16, at  Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. She was born June 3, 1928, in Stanton and died Mar. 14, 2015.  She is survived by her husband,  Lazaro Salazar; one son, Abel and hiswife Lisa Salazar of Midland; sister, Maria Sanchez of Midland; brothers, Ernie Sanchez and Nick Sanchez of both Stanton, Ysidro Sanchez and Basilio Sanchez both of Midland; grand children, Justin Salazar  of Lubbock and Jasmine Salazar

Fri
20
Mar

Billy Joe McKeever

STAMFORD - Billy Joe McKeever was born Aug. 26, 1928, in the Berryhill community in Shackelford County to Joseph S. and Fannie Lee McKeever. He died March 10, 2015, at the age of 86. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1945 and attended  Abilene Christian College on a football scholarship where he received all  conference honors his sophomore year. He married his high school  sweetheart, Billie Jean Wedeking and  to this union there were two sons born, Joseph Andrew and James Michael.  Billie Jean died at a young age.  He later married Beth Thompson on July 21, 1962, and to thisunion there were born two daughters, Mandy and Kristi. He was a long time member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Stamford and was involved in various areas of the church for many years and was also a former board member for the Stamford Independent School District. He farmed all of his adult life.

Fri
13
Mar

Lyndon Z. Huckaby

WINTERS - Lyndon Z. Huckaby died Feb. 23, 2015, from pancreatic cancer. He was born April 24, 1943, in Winters to Floyd Z. and Pauline Huckaby. He was a veteran and License and Weight trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety for 31 years. He served the State of Texas in several duty stations including Hereford, Lubbock, Pampa and Muleshoe. He graduated for Stanton High School in 1961. He married Linda Louder Nov. 5, 1965, in Stanton. Faith and family was the most important things in his life. He loved to hunt and train dogs. He served on the Bailey County Livestock Board, Muleshoe School Board, South Plains Sheep Dog Association, was a member of the Church of Christ and delivered Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters, Zanna and husband Damon Jordan and Holly and husband Mark Bills; grand children Kobie and LynZee Jordan, Reagan and Kyla Bills; brothers Darr Huckaby and Randy Huckaby.

Fri
13
Mar

Kenzi Jo Miller Childers

LAMESA - Funeral services for Kenzi Jo Miller Childers, 27 of Lamesa, will be March 13, at 1p.m. at Klondike Baptist Church with Brian Pinkerton officiating. Interment will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home in Lamesa. She died Mar. 9, 2015, in Stanton and was born Jan. 20, 1988, in Lubbock to Jene Miller and Michael McClain. She married Jake Childers on Dec. 31, 2010. She graduated from Klondike High School in 2006 and earned her bachelor’s degree in education in 2011 from Sul Ross State University in Alpine where she played basketball for two years. She had a passion for teaching. She previously taught Head Start in Stanton and was currently a second grade teacher at Apache Elementary in Fort Stockton. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

Fri
13
Mar

Becky Boyce

STANTON - Becky Boyce, 66 of Stanton died Feb. 26, 2015. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., March 14, at Belvue Church of Christ in Stanton with Dr. Bill Welsh officiating. She was born Oct. 25, 1948, in Stanton to Oliver and Frances Anderson Boyce. She was a 1967 graduate of Stanton High School and 1968 graduate of Commercial College in Midland. She worked at various secretarial and bookkeeping jobs. She particularly enjoyed abstract work with Epley Abstract Company and Martin County Abstract Company. She was a lifelong member of Belvue Church of Christ, a devoted mother to a series of canine fur children, including Suzie, Tina, Little Bit, Henry, Rufus and Molly. She was keenly interested in family history and was beloved for her gentle disposition and quick sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and Oliver

Fri
06
Mar

Gwen Graves

Fri
06
Mar

Jeanne Alberts Box

Jeanne Alberts Box, 47 of Stanton, died Feb. 27, 2015, in a Midland hospital. Graveside services were Mar. 3 at Evergreen Cemetery. She was born June 5, 1967, in Houston and married Paul Thomas Box Jan. 31, 2014, in
Las Vegas, NV. Survivors include her husband, Paul Thomas Box; one son, Edward Alberts and wife, Laura of Stanton; three daughters, Amber Alberts, Kaitlyn Evans and Amy Evans; her mother, Ann Alberts and one brother, Truman Alberts all of Stanton; six grandchildren; and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Alberts. Services were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.npwelch.com 

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