Obituaries

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Melba Williams Putman

STANTON - Melba (Williams) Putman, 82 of Stanton, died Nov. 27, 2018, in Stanton Texas. Graveside service was Dec. 1, at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery.

Gene Boyer officiated.

Arrangements were by Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

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Bonita “Bonnie” Trimble

STANTON - Bonita “Bonnie” Trimble, 79 of Stanton, died Nov. 30, 2018 in a local hospital. A graveside service was Dec. 2, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton with Terry Franklin and Charlie Stevens officiating.

She was born July 21, 1939, in Ochelata, Oklahoma to Maxie T. and Ida (Sires) Ickelberry. She married her

sweetheart Jim Wesley Trimble on Feb. 19, 1955, in Midland. They were married for 63 years.

She had a gift for preparing and serving many meals in Martin County during her lifetime. One of the most memorable was her restaurant “Bonnie’s” that she ran with the help and support of her children and husband. Her grandchildren each had a special bond with their Nanny and it usually centered around a special meal she would prepare for each of them when they came by for a visit. Bonnie was also known for her holiday noodles, a tradition that continues and is loved so much by her family. She will be missed dearly.

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Rolando S. Garza, Sr.

LENORAH - Rolando S. Garza, Sr., 71 of Lenorah, died Nov. 20, 2018, in a Stanton nursing home. Vigil services were Nov. 23, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Funeral services were Nov. 24, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.

He was born July 31, 1947, in Stanton. He farmed until 1992 then worked for Clariant Oil Services in Midland for 15 years. He loved his family and fishing.

He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Lenorah and loved being a Catholic.

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Carl “Hoot” Leonard

MIDLAND - Carl “Hoot” Leonard, 94 years of age, of Martin and Midland counties, died on Nov. 8, 2018, in Midland. He was born near Abilene on Sep. 26, 1924, in a little community named Stith. His parents were Carl and Emma Lee Leonard. He married Hazel Colleen Church on May 15, 1943, in Midland. He farmed and ranched all his life. He owned the John Deere dealership in Stanton, managed the Midland Farmer’s Co-op Cotton Gin and managed the Texas Ten Ranch. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army-Air Corp. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and four siblings: Louise Schuelke, Jack Leonard, Evelyn Eaton and Lola Chandler. He is survived by his wife Colleen Church Leonard, siblings Vivian Chandler, Frankie Schuelke and Bill Leonard and family Jackie and Bruce Carter, Gail and Dennis Stratton, Don and Phyllis Leonard, Guy and Beverley Leonard, Elaine Leonard and Joann and Randy Klinkhammer. Hoot and Colleen have ten grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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Lizzie Mae Hopper McCurdy

GREENWOOD - Lizzie Mae Hopper McCurdy known as Liz or MeeMaw McCurdy, of Greenwood, was surrounded by her family as she died Oct. 28, 2018. She was born on Sep. 19, 1935, in Lenorah, where she was raised. She met the love of her life, Bob McCurdy in Stanton, and they were married on April 3, 1954. They later moved to Greenwood in 1970 where they raised their three children. She spent most of her life as a stay at home mom and her children Rick McCurdy and his wife Janice of Luther, OK, Bud McCurdy and his wife Toni of Greenwood, and Elizabeth Chandler and her husband Andy of Greenwood; 10 grandchildren and 20 great grand children will dearly miss her. She loved her family, Elvis Presley, her dog Dolly Mae, gossip magazines, Publisher’s Clearing House and playing the card games Spite and Malice and Skip- Bo with her grandkids. She was a talented artist who loved to draw, paint, and sing, as a young woman she sang professionally for a while with Hoyle Nix and his West Texas Cowboys.

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Amelia Mae (Tince) Ory

FREDERICKSBURG - Amelia Ory, known to her friends as Tince, died Oct. 21, 2018, in Fredericksburg. Funeral service was Oct. 24, at First Baptist Church of Stanton, Reverend David Harp officiated. Interment followed at Mount Olive Cemetery in Big Spring. She was born to Grover and Mamie Digby Griffice Mar. 31, 1918, in Big Spring. She attended school in Big Spring and Lomax. Tince came to Martin County as the young bride of Dwayne Ory in 1935 and has lived in the county until four years ago when she moved to assisted living in Fredericksburg. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, and the Stanton community for many years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Martin County Art Club, Friends of the Library, and Martin County Museum Board. Many of her beautiful paintings are treasured by family members.

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Alvino Garcia

ANSON - Alvino Garcia, 82, died Oct. 15, 2018, at his home in Anson. Services were Oct. 17, at Adams-Graham Funeral Home. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Adams-Graham Funeral Home. He was the father of Trista Villanueva of Stanton. He was born Aug. 14, 1936, in Jones County, to the late Andrew and Carman (Rodriguez) Garcia, Sr. He married Gaudalupe "Lupe" Reyes July 19, 1958, in Anson. She preceded him in death in 1995. He was a farmer and worked for Jones County. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one daughter (Petra "Pat" Seballos). Survivors include three sons, Fidel Garcia of Anson, Mario Garcia of Snyder and Alvino Garcia, Jr. of Anson; two daughters, Marguerite "Margaret" Garcia of Anson and Trista Villanueva of Stanton; a son-in-law, Ysidro Seballos of Anson; four brothers, Lupe Garcia of Anson, Lee Garcia of Albany, Andy Garcia, Jr.

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Jack Hinds

GRANDFALLS - Services are pending for Jack Hinds, 32 of Martin County, who died Oct. 17, 2018, after a one-vehicle rollover in Ward County near Grandfalls. Hinds was the son of Tori and Jim Rich of Martin County.

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Tommy Louis Belcher

MERIDIAN, ID - Tommy Louis Belcher, 58, of Meridian, Idaho, died Oct. 2, 2018 in Boise, Idaho surrounded by his family. Graveside services were Oc. 8, at Trinity Memorial Park with Pastor Bob Highley officiating. He was born Nov. 4, 1959 to Elmer and Wanda (Sartor) Belcher in Big Spring. He married Gwynne Bryant on June 16, 1984 in Big Spring. He then married Rebecca Davis on July 22, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a cross country truck driver and won numerous safety awards. He was a fisherman, a father, a teacher, and little league coach.

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Pascuala R. Garcia

STANTON - Pascuala R. Garcia was born on Mar. 1, 1929 and died Oct. 5, 2018. She was a resident of Stanton. Vigil services were Oct. 7 at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was Oct. 8 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial following at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

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