Obituaries

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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.

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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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21
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Jimmie Sue Lane

ODESSA Jimmie Sue Lane, 88 of Monahans/Odessa, died Nov. 5, 2014, in Odessa.Funeral Services were Nov. 10 at Sunset Memorial with Bill Billett, Chaplain of Manor Park, Inc., officiating. Burial and arrangements are by Sunset Memorial. She was born in Stanton to Jim and Anna Snider on Jan. 12, 1926. She was one of nine children. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She married Jimmy R. Lane in 1971 in Monahans. Her deepest love was for her children and family. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter Sherrie Wilson, grandson Randolf Barnes and many brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son Randall and Wanda Barnes, son Jeffrey Barnes, son Steven and Christi Barnes, sister Mary Foster, brother Alfred (Bo) Snider, Grandchildren Travers Slattery, Deseree Scott, Jamie Williams, Jaclyn Wallace, Brandi McReynolds, Greatgrandchildren Kari Beamon, Arianna Robinson and Ava McReynolds. Great-Great-grandchildren Kaidence and Zion Beamon.
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Bobbye Jean Wilkinson Yater

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Belva Jean “B” Henderson

EASTLAND-Belva Jean B Henderson, 84, died Nov. 13, 2014, in Eastland. Services were Nov. 15 in Alameda Cemetery with grandsons-in-law officiating, directed by Edwards Funeral Home of Eastland. Mrs. Henderson was born on Dec. 18, 1929, to John Amos and Ola Mae (Duncan) Blackwell in Gorman. She attended Tarleton State College, was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, and she enjoyed arts and crafts. She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky James Henderson, and both parents. Survivors include a son, Jim and wife, Angie Henderson of Eastland; granddaughters, Jenny Sims and husband, Jason of Stanton, Linsey Shields and husband, Rob of Flower Mound; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Chapman Sims of Stanton, Harleigh and Sterling Shields of Flower Mound; as well as numerous cousins. She is also survived by her companion, Buell Wynn of Shallowater.
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Roger W. Brooks

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14
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Coleen Tamara Winn

Funeral service for Coleen Tamara Winn, 31 of Stanton, are pending at Jackie Warren Funeral Home. Coleen Tamara Winn died November 5, 2014 in Crane, Texas.
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Mary Beth Biggs Murray

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Jana Gay Wood

WILTON MANORS, FL - Jana Gay Wood, 57 of Wilton Manors, FL, died Nov. 5, 2014. A private family memorial service will be in Stanton. She was born July 2, 1957, in Denver City. She graduated from high school at Grady ISD in Lenorah. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Tarzan. She is survived by one son, Jason Doyle; mother, Codie Henson of Stanton; sister, Cindy Wood of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Steve Wood and wife, Nickie, of Canyon; brother, Leslie Wood of Midland; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests that memorials be made to Martin County Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 1233, Stanton, Texas 79782. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com
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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.

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