Obituaries

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Aurelia Marquez

Aurelia Marquez

STANTON - Aurelia Marquez, of Stanton, died Oct. 26, 2019. Rosary was recited Oct. 28 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral mass was Oct. 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her daughters, Irene, Lily; and son; Robert.

Survivors include her husband, Anastacio Marquez; daughter, Rosa Lopez; sons, Johnny Lopez, Micky Lopez, Damas Lopez Jr.; sisters, Maria Muro, Angelita Navarrette, Socorro Lopez; brother, Ramon Valdez; 19 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, and 1 greatgreat grandchild.

Arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

Thu
24
Oct
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Tracy Doyle Pugh

Tracy Doyle Pugh

MIDLAND - Tracy Doyle Pugh was born March 25, 1962, in Big Spring, to Ralph and Ruby Pugh of Tarzan.

He moved to Midland where he lived the rest of his life.

He worked at a variety of service and maintenance jobs, including plumbing, remodeling, and driving an escort pickup for wide loads.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Sandra Wilson, and brother Ronald Pugh.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Stone and husband, Terry, and their children Aubrey, Landree, Brennen, and Jentry of Midland; son Ricky and wife Lauren, and their daughter Heartlye, of Georgetown; sister Nancy Oldham of Midland and brother Mervin Pugh and wife Daphne of Odessa, as well as many nephews and nieces, and other family.

A memorial service was Oct. 19 at American Heritage Funeral Home.

Thu
17
Oct
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Richard Bacon

Richard Bacon

SAN ANGELO - Richard Bacon, 87, died Oct. 16, 2019, at his son's home Rick Bacon after a courageous fight with kidney and heart disease.

He was preceded in death by wife Dana, his parents Fannie and Ivan Bacon, one sister Joy Williams, and one granddaughter Kayla Grissom.

He is survived by his sons Rick Bacon and wife Glenda of Grape Creek and Kent Bacon and wife Brenda of Carrollton; daughters Kathy Bacon Pyburn and husband Rodney, of Grape Creek and Debra Kay Bacon Vessels and husband James of Odessa; seven grandchildren Kristie Altherr of Tucson, Az, Ricky Bacon of Abilene,Kelli Harrison of Lubbock,Sasha McEachern of Tarzan, Britney Hendricks of Midland, Shane and Kaci Bacon of Carrollton; 11 great-

grandchildren and two great great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

Thu
17
Oct
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Edna Audrey Lomax Merrell

Edna Audrey Lomax Merrell

SNYDER - Mrs. Edna Audrey Lomax Merrell, 91 of Snyder, died Oct. 10, 2019, at Goodlife Senior Living. Burial was in the Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Snyder. Services were under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

She was born June 1, 1928, in Willacoochee, Georgia.

She attended school in Lomax until 8th grade. She graduated from Stanton High School in Stanton in 1945. Upon graduating from high school, she worked at the Settles Hotel in Big Spring. She graduated from Drones Business College and McMurry University. She was a teacher at various school districts for many years.

She married James Merrell on June 10, 1951. They were married 66 years.

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20
Sep
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Eli Cantu, Jr.

JACKSON, TENN - Eli Cantu, Jr., 54, died Sept. 16, 2019, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee.

The family received at Curry Funeral Home in Tennessee. Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 21, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born July 7, 1965, in Big Spring to Ofelia Cantu and the late Eli Cantu, Sr. He was a correctional officer at the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department. He was known as the “Big Man with the Big Smile” and was loved by everyone whose lives he touched.

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20
Sep
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Carla Hill

STANTON - Carla Hill, 62, died on Sept. 13, 2019, at her home in Stanton. She was born Carla Deene Holleman on June 5, 1957, in Midland. She was raised in Tucson, Arizona and NW Ohio with her two younger sisters. When she was young, she loved riding horses, artwork and singing. She won several awards in local and state choirs and sang beautiful solos in church. Carla graduated high school a year early and married William Hill of Waterville, Ohio. They had two children, Joshua and Aimie.

She was always a very hard worker, whether landscaping in the Arizona sun or managing large apartment complexes, and she raised her children with laughter and love. Her son Joshua died at the age of 19. She and her daughter moved back to Texas in 1993.

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12
Sep
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Helen Kendrick

BIG SPRING - Helen Kendrick, 76 of Big Spring, died Sept. 4, 2019. The family received friends at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service was Sept. 7, at Myers & Smith Chapel with John McCullough, pastor of Berea Baptist Church and Courtney Ballard, pastor of Cowboy Circuit Riders Church, officiating. Burial followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Roscoe, to Annie Mae Tiller Brown and Joseph "Bug" Arvel Brown. She grew up in Colorado City and Westbrook.

On July 21, 1961, she married Marvin Lee Kendrick in Colorado City. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2004. She and Marvin moved to Big Spring in 1973. She had worked at Village Bakery in Sweetwater and later worked at Sears for many years. She had also owned the Beauty Center for eight years.

Fri
06
Sep
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Frankie Deawn Wickham

PAMPA - Frankie Deawn Wickham, 63 of Midland, died Aug. 17, 2019 in Pampa. Memorial services were Aug. 24, at Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ with Keith Feerer, minister of Mary Ellen & Harvester Church of Christ, and Glen Walton, Church of Christ minister, officiating. There was a second memorial service on Aug. 31, at the Westside Church of Christ in Midland. Cremation and arrangements were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.

She was born July 13, 1956, in Pampa to Jack and Wanda Mitchell. She graduated from Pampa High School in 1974. She

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06
Sep
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Eloise Aguirre

LENORAH - Eloise Aguirre of Lenorah, died Aug. 31, 2019. Visitation and Rosary were Sept. 3, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral mass was Sept. 4, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

She was born Mar. 15, 1955, and lived in Lenorah all her life. She worked for Martin County Hospital. She was a loving, sweet, caring person and will be missed tremendously.

She is preceded in death by her father, Florencio Garza Sr.; mother, Coleta Garza; sister, Florencia Acosta; brothers, Felix Garza Sr., and Florencio Garza Jr.;

Survivors include her daughters, Eileen Aguirre of Stanton and Doreen Lopez of San Antonio; sons, Manuel Aguirre Jr. of Lenorah, Guillermo Aguirre of Fort Worth and Lawrence Aguirre of Stanton; brother Fred Garza Sr.; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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29
Aug
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Janet Lenora Henson

STANTON - Janet Lenora Henson, known to her friends and family as Gongi, died, Aug. 19, 2019. Memorial services were Aug. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Stanton with Chris Cochran officiating.

She was born to Bailey and Sedorah Hand Mar. 17, 1945, in Big Spring. She lived in Midland most of her life and later moved with her husband, Jimmy Henson, to the family farm in Stanton. She was an active member of the Faith Foundation Church of Midland. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed spending time with her quilting guild and traveling to quilting retreats. She left an extensive legacy of “Gongi” quilts for her family and friends to remember her by.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bailey and Sedorah Hand, husband, Jimmy Henson and grandson, PFC Clayton W. Henson.

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