Obituaries

Thu
26
Feb

James “Jim” Randall Sale

STEPHENVILLE - Services for James “Jim” Randall Sale,71, who died Feb. 19, 2015, in Stephenville, were Feb. 22 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Brian L. Harbour officiating.Graveside services were Feb. 23 at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. He was born Oct. 14, 1943, in Lamesa to James Woodford  Sale and Hallie McNerlin Sale. He died Feb. 19, 2015.He graduated from Stanton High School in 1962 and Baylor University in 1966 with a BBA degree in marketing. He lived most of his life in Midland. He married his life partner Judy Ferguson on Aug. 27, 1966.  He was a landman in the oil and gas industry for 16 years and in theinsurance industry for his remaining life. He loved horses and the cowboy way of life. His greatest experience in life was the day he  accepted his Savior’s invitation to become His follower.He enjoyed teaching adults the Bible through his church. One of his on-going goals was to bring laughter and fun to those around him.

Thu
19
Feb

Pedro Rodriguez Jr.

STANTON - Funeral mass for Pedro Rodriguez Jr. of Stanton has been set for 10 am Feb. 16 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schwertner officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary Vigil was Feb. 15 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. He was born Sep. 2, 1959, in Big Spring, and died Feb. 13, 2015, in Stanton. He was a resident of Stanton and worked for Rusty’s Oil Field Services for many years. He is survived his wife Lupe Rodriguez, brother Daniel Rodriguez; sisters Antonia Rodriguez of Stanton, Teresa Rodriguez of Stanton and Lupe Rodriguez of Grand Prairie; daughter Lourdes Ruiz of Stanton; sons Junior Ruiz, Antonio Gutierrez of Stanton and Ricardo Castillo of Snyder; grandson Sebastian Gaxiola of Stanton.

Thu
19
Feb

A.D. Reed

ACKERLY - A.D. Reed, 86 of Ackerly, died Feb. 17, 2015, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Feb. 20 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at the Ackerly Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 19 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring. He was born April 1, 1928, in Ackerly, and married Mary Oaks Dec. 20, 1953, also in Ackerly. He is well respected in the Ackerly community, having served on numerous boards, including the Cap Rock Energy Board for over 20 years, the Dawson County Hospital Board, Sands School Board, and the Ackerly Gin Board. He was a lifetime member of the Ackerly Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Mary Reed of Ackerly; two sons, Billy Reed and wife Sherry of Monahans, and Don Reed of Ackerly; one daughter, Jan Reed of Midland; six grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren.

Thu
19
Feb

Don Holcomb

KLONDIKE - Funeral services for Don Holcomb, 79 of Lamesa, will be Feb. 21 at 2 p.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. Visitation will be Feb. 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home. He died Feb. 18, 2015, in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Martin County to E.B. and Gurtha Mae (Lewis) Holcomb. He married Thelma Anderson Sep. 25, 1953, in Midland. She preceded him in death July 22, 2014. They were married 60 years. He farmed and ranched in Martin County. At one time he and Thelma had a dog breeding kennel. He loved gardening, playing 42 and Rook. Don was a people lover. He was incredibly generous and enjoyed giving to others.

Thu
19
Feb

Caleb Joseph Frerich

MIDLAND - Caleb Joseph Frerich, 32 of Midland, died Feb. 13, 2015, following a brief illness. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Katie Gentry Frerich; daughter Zoe-bella, 9, and son, William Joseph, 3 months, all of Midland; parents Greg and Debbie Frerich of Midland; sister Colby Hall and her husband Cameron Hall, and nephew, Griffin Hal, all of Houston; grandparents, Hubert and Annette Frerich of Garden City, and Charles and Martha Beasley of Ozona; father-in-law and mother-inlaw, Steve and Susan Gentry of Midland; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gene and Stephanie McQuitty, and nieces Averi and Mollie McQuitty, all of Midland; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves many from his St. Ann’s Church and Midland Community Theater families. He graduated from Midland High School in 2000 and received an Associate’s Degree from Midland College.

Tue
10
Feb

David Dunn

Fri
30
Jan

Judy Mashburn

STANTON - Judy Cain Mashburn, 69 of Stanton, died Jan. 23, 2015, after battling a lengthy illness. A visitation was Jan. 25 at Gilbreath Funeral Home. Funeral services were Jan. 26 at First Baptist Church in Stanton. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. She was born March 25, 1945, to Herman Cain and Glennie Blankenship in Midland. She married James D. Mashburn on March 24, 1964. She was a member of the Stanton community for 60 years and a member of First Baptist Church. She worked for Martin County Hospital for 23 years. She is survived by her husband James D. Mashburn of Stanton; daughter Donna Webb of San Angelo; two grandchildren Logan and Laura Webb of San Angelo; two brothers, Butch Cain of Stanton and Harold Cain of Monahans; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and son David Mashburn. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 1168, Stanton, Texas 79782.
Fri
30
Jan

Carl Dean Carson

Fri
30
Jan

Jose Montez Sr.

STANTON - Funeral mass for Jose Montez Sr. of Stanton was Jan. 26 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. He was born Nov. 23, 1935 in Stanton, and passed away January 22, 2015. He is survived by his wife Ramona Montez of Stanton, daughters Joanna (Auggie) Ramos of Stanton and Josie Flores of Stanton; sons Joe Montez of Stanton and Jessie (Amy) Montez of Stanton, brother Juan Montez Jr. of Stanton and sister Eva Orosco of Jal, NM.; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Auggie Ramos, Eric Ramos, Ben Flores, Tristan Flores, Chris Flores, Aaron Montez and Zeke Bryand.
Fri
30
Jan

Brenda Epley

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