Obituaries

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19
Dec

Becky Ruth Phillips

CARLSBAD, NM - Becky Ruth Phillips, 63 and a former Stanton resident, died Dec. 10, 2014, at Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, N.M. There was a gathering at the First Baptist Church, Dec. 14 in Stanton. A graveside service was in Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

 

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19
Dec

Virginia Leigh Collins

Fri
19
Dec

Charles D. Collier

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19
Dec

Sheila Welch

Thu
11
Dec

Billy Ray Wells

MIDLAND - Billy Ray Wells, 40 of Midland, died Dec. 6, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Funeral services were Dec. 11 at Belvue Church of Christ in Stanton. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. He was born Jan. 11, 1974, in Andrews and grew up in Odessa. He was a construction contractor his whole life. He loved long walks and having fun. He is survived by his father, JohnnyW. Wells and wife Jan of Stanton; his mother,  Donna Stroope of Midland; two sisters, Trisha Wells of Odessa and Kasey Peters of Spring Branch; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends in South Carolina. Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com

Thu
11
Dec

Lucia Pickett

DENTON - Lucia Pickett, 94 of Denton, formerly of Stanton, died Dec. 9, 2014, in a Denton hospital. Funeral services will be 2 pm, Dec. 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm, Dec. 12 at Gilbreath Funeral Home. She was born Sep. 23, 1920, in Reagan, and married Roy Pickett Nov. 15, 1942, in El Paso. He preceded her in death Sep. 8, 1991. She graduated from Texas State Women’s University, now TWU, in 1941 and moved to Stanton in 1952. She worked as a legal secretary for her husband and also for West Texas Abstract until she was 87 years old. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of First United Methodist Church of Stanton and was the church pianist and organist for 50 years. She was an avid Texas A & M fan.

Thu
11
Dec

Ethel Mae Barber

STANTON - Ethel Mae Barber Daugherty died Dec. 4, 2014, in Fort Worth. She was born to Earnest and Lucy Garrett Barber Sep. 2, 1925, in DeKalb. The family moved to Stanton in 1930, where they lived on St. Francis Strett with eight brothers and shree sisters. She was among the first black students to attend Stanton schools for black students in 1936-1937. Survivors include a sister, Hazel Barber Hillard of Hobbs, NM; a daughter, Ernestine Daughtery Smith of Midland; grandchildren Paula Daugherty Johnson (James) of Fort Worth, Boris Smith of Hobbs, NM , Melody Smith Brooks (Edward) of Hobbs NM and Alvin Ray Smith (Kesha) of Midland; 17 great grandchildren and 25 great, great grandchildren ; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers and two sisters and her grandfather Eugene Daugherty. Services were at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home Dec. 6.

Thu
11
Dec

Mary Helen Olivas

STANTON - Funeral services for Mary Helen Olivas of Stanton were at the Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel Dec. 10, with Deacon Clemente Villa officiating. Interment followed at St Joseph’s  atholic Cemetery. Rosary Vigil was Dec. 9 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. She was born Oct. 21, 1971, in Stanton and died Dec. 4, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Stanton. She had twodogs who she loved like children - “Pocket” and “Chiquita”. She is preceded in death by her father Albert Olivas Sr. and sister Lorena Olivas. She is survived by her mother Antonia Olivas of Stanton; brothers Albert Olivas, Joe Olivas and Donald Olivas, all of Stanton; and sister Gloria Olivas of Stanton.

Thu
04
Dec

Jessie R. Simons

STANTON - Jessie R. Simons, 74, died Nov. 24, 2014, after fighting his battle with cancer. He was a wonderful husband, step-father and step grandfather who enjoyed making people laugh and was surrounded by his family, in his home, when he departed. He was a part of the Lancaster ISD custodial crew for many years where he was a frequent smiling face, always offering a helping hand and even the kind gestuer of sharing his meal with a student who needed it. He was born in Dallas on Nov. 19. He is survived by his wife, Lois Simons of Stanton; brothers Homer Simons of Lancaster and Eugene Simons of Lancaster; sister Betty Akins of Cross Plains; step family Karen and Tamara Nix of Stanton; Freddie, Heather, Nathan and Jordilee Nix of Stanton; and Linn Nix of Big Spring; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father William Simons, mother Zeda Cobb, sister Jenny Simons and brother Henry Simons. Arrangements were under Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.

Thu
04
Dec

Patricia Maxine Hanson

BOWIE - Patricia Maxine (Smith) Hanson,81, known as Maxine to those who knew her well, Mac to those who loved her, Mother and Grandma to those she loved most, died Nov. 26, 2014 in Bowie. Funeral services were Nov. 29 at Bellevue Church of Christ. Burial followed at Oakhill Cemetery in Stoneburg. Arrangements were entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie. In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a donation to your favorite charity. She was born May 25, 1933, to Tom and Irene (Yarbrough) Smith south of Loraine in Mitchell County. She married Posey Joe Hanson Nov. 16, 1950, leaving her family and everything she knew, to move to Bowie. She spent the remainder of her years in the Bellevue and Bowie area making friends, a family and a life. If a kid or grandkid was involved she was too. She, along with Posey Joe, were founding members of the Jim Bowie Riding Club. She, Posey Joe, and the kids rode in many grand entries and parades.

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