Obituaries

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06
Nov

Dorothy Lee McLaren

LUBBOCK - On Nov. 2, 2014, Dorothy Lee McLaren died with her family at her side. A graveside service was Nov. 5 in The Masonic Cemetery in Del Rio. She was born on April 26, 1927, in Byers to Lonnie and Lennie Mae (Quarles) Hooper. She married the love of her life, William McLaren on Jan. 11, 1946, in Lubbock. In her eyes her family hung the moon; she loved them all deeply. She was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed keeping up with many different teams. She also enjoyed reading, embroidery, puzzles and collecting stamps. Above all she loved the Lord and was a faithful Christian. She enjoyed reading the Bible and had read through it several times. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and four sisters.

Thu
06
Nov

Mary Beth Biggs Murray

BASTROP - Mary Beth Biggs Murray, age 66 of Bastrop, died Nov. 4, 2014. She was born to James and Frances Biggs on March 28, 1948. Beth attended Stanton schools before graduating from Mc Murry University. She enjoyed a long career in education and served as the principal at Gateway School in Bastrop. She was passionate about giving children a wonderful start and was a Foster Parent for many years. She also enjoyed traveling and loved to take off to the beach in her RV. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bastrop. She was preceded in death by her infant son Guy Edmund Murray and her father James N. Biggs. She is survived by her daughter Jill Castro and husband Audrey, sons Matt Murray and wife Kelsey, and Darren Murray; grandsons Dalton, Dane and Hudson; mother Frances Morrow Biggs and sisters Kathy Finley and husband Tom, and Leann Herrera and husband Marcus. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. Memorial Services were Nov.

Fri
31
Oct

Johnny Don Booth

BALLINGER - Johnny Don Booth, 76 of Ballinger, died Oct. 27, 2014, in San Angelo. He was born May 25, 1938, to Robert and Freda (Pennington) Booth in Lamesa. After high school, he worked as a barber in Odessa and then worked as an auto body repair instructor at Lubbock Technical School. He later worked as an oilfield welder until his retirement. He married Elizabeth Ann Plumley on March 30, 1986, in Midland. He was a member of New Life Refuge Church. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Fri
31
Oct

Jonatan Hernandez

MIDLAND - Jonatan Hernandez, 31 of Midland, died Oct. 24, 2014, after an automobile accident. He was born Oct. 21, 1983, in Midland to Maria Hernandez and the late Mauro Hernandez. He was raised and educated in Midland. He was a family man and a very dedicated father. He will be missed greatly by all his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Mauro Hernandez. He is survived by his wife Jessica Hernandez; son John Nathan Hernandez; daughter Alexa Giselle Hernandez all of Stanton; his mother, Maria Hernandez; three sisters, Corina Hernandez, Christina Hernandez and Cecilia Hernandez and her husband Eric Campos all of Midland; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Funeral service was Oct. 27 at Heavenly Gate Chapel. Interment followed at Serenity Memorial Gardens. Funeral service was under the direction of Heavenly Gate Funeral Home and Chapel.

Fri
31
Oct

Jose Olivos

STANTON - Jose Olivos Jr., 63, of Stanton, formerly of Big Spring, died Oct. 25, 2014. Services were Oct. 28, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Myers & Smith Funeral Home of Big Spring was in charge of services.

Thu
23
Oct

Philip R Morrow

DALLAS - Philip R Morrow, MD, of Dallas, died Oct. 16, 2014, surrounded by his wife, Elizabeth and his loving family. He was born Jan. 28, 1929, the third child and only son of Costa D. and Gladys M. Morrow in Sherman. He graduated from Sherman High School in 1946 where he served as class president, was elected most handsome and was later designated as a distinguished alumnus. He then attended Austin College, graduating in 1950. While at AC, he embraced student life as a founding member and President of The Drakes social fraternity. After graduating from AC Philip began the pursuit of his chosen profession by attending medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Following graduation from UTSW in 1954 he then served proudly in the US Army as Captain in the Army Medical Corp and was stationed at Ft Carson, Colorado. Upon his discharge from the service, he returned to Dallas to begin his residency in general surgery.

Thu
09
Oct

Frank O’Banion

CROSS PLAINS - Frank O’Banion, age 80, died Oct. 6, 2014 with his family around him. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church, Cross Plains, on Oct 9. Mr. O’Banion was born on Aug. 17, 1934, to Guy Frank and Nettie Gertrude Wilkerson O’Banion in San Antonio. He was saved at Northside Baptist Church in San Antonio and surrendered to full time Christian ministry at the age of 12 at Alto Frio Baptist Camp. He graduated from Thomas Edison High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Howard Payne College in 1957, and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth where he studied music and religious education. He served in the United States Army from 1957-1959 where he served in Panama as a teletype operator during peace time. He married Edna Applin on Sept. 17, 1960, and they had five children together.

Thu
09
Oct

Elizabeth Chase

ABILENE - Elizabeth L. “Bea” Chase died Sept. 28, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Breckenridge. She and her family moved to Abilene in 1933. She attended Abilene public schools, graduating from Abilene High School in 1944. During her days at AHS she made many lifelong friends, including a group that called themselves the “Girls of 44” with whom she shared a bond that never ended. She attended Hardin Simmons University as a freshman before marrying her soul mate and “love of her life” Lewis J. Chase on April 23, 1945. Her life can be summed up in three words, Faith, Family and Friends. She was a Charter Member of Brookhollow Christian Church where she served on the Board, served as a Deacon and as President of the Christian Women’s Fellowship numerous times.Second only to her faith, family was the most important thing in her life. Family included not only her biological family members but her extended “adopted” family as well.

Fri
03
Oct

Betty Sue Long Spencer

PURMELA - Funeral Services for Betty S. Spencer were Sept. 30, at Smith’s Cemetery in Purmela. She was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Kingsville, MO and died Sept. 28, 2014. She was homemaker and lived in Midland. She is survived by her son Alvin Faglie and his wife Shirley of Midland; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is proceded in death by husband Alvin Faglie Sr. and Lynn Spencer. Sons Martin Neal Faglie, Joe Dale Faglie and Johnny Ray Faglie.
Fri
03
Oct

Jesus Martinez

STANTON - Funeral mass for Jesus Martinez was Sept. 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Tim Schwertner officiating, interment followed at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. He died Sept. 24, 2014 and was born on June 26, 1926, in Mexico. He lived in Stanton and was a farmer for many years. He is survived by his daughter Soledad Martinez and grandson Daniel Marmolejo of Midland and friend Janie Villa of Stanton.

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