Obituaries

Fri
20
Oct

Alta Mae Straub Cook

SAN ANTONIO - Alta Mae Straub Cook, 85 of San Antonio, died Oct.17, 2017. She was born Dec. 6, 1931, in Abilene to the late Mason D. and Lillian Belle Coggin. She was a longtime resident of Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School in 1950. She married Claude W. Straub of Stanton that same year. She spent most of her working career in the employment of Martin County working in the Sheriff’s department and later in the County Treasurer’s Department. She attended First United Methodist Church while living in Stanton. Several years after the death of Claude Straub she married Eddie C. Cook, a Stanton resident and local farmer. They spent many evenings checking the irrigation pivot systems, visiting, going out to eat and playing cards with family and friends. On more than one occasion they were asked why it took so long to check the irrigation pivots…. She and Eddie were never able to give a good answer to that one!

Fri
20
Oct

Josiah King Hinojosa

BIG SPRING - Funeral services for Josiah King Hinojosa were Oct. 17, at the St Joseph Catholic Cemetery. He was born and died Oct. 14, 2017, in Big Spring. Survivors include his parents Joseph Christopher Hinojosa and Rebecca Modesta Estrada of Big Spring; two sisters Aria Hinojosa and Nevaeh Flores of Big Spring; one brother Xavier Flores of Big Spring; maternal grandmother Terri Estrada of Stanton; paternal grandparents Sandy and Epifanio Hinojosa of Big Spring; maternal greatgrandmother Mary Estrada of Stanton and paternal great-grandmother Josefina Ramirez of Stanton. Arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.

Fri
20
Oct

Jack Clayton Allred

STANTON - Graveside services for Jack Clayton Allred of Stanton were Oct. 14 at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton with David Harp officiating. He was born Oct. 16, 1938, in Knott, and died Oct. 12, 2017. He was a truck driver and a longtime Martin County resident. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Allred of Stanton; daughters Brenda Bracken and son-in-law Bobby of Brownwood and Melissa Booth of Stanton; sons Rusty and daughter-in-law Melinda Allred of Graham and Sparky and daughter-in-law Kelly Allred of Stanton; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Fri
13
Oct

Isora Elizabeth Jackson Karber

AMARILLO - Izora Elizabeth “Libby” Jackson Karber, 83 formerly of Vega, died Oct. 2, 2017, at BSA Hospice of the Southwest in Amarillo following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Drummond, Okla., to Dora Lucy Hogue and Barney James Jackson, one of six girls. She married Edward James “Jim” Karber on April 12, 1951, in Perryton. Mrs. Karber, along with her husband Jim, owned and operated Karber’s Coffee Shop in Booker for 20 plus years and then relocated their business to Vega. She was a Baptist and lived life serving others. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, her husband Jim and great-granddaughter, Bailey Madox Greening. Survivors include a son, Mike Karber and wife Darcy of Vega; two daughters, Nancy Hopper and husband T. P.

Fri
06
Oct

Salvador Garza

STANTON - Salvador Garza of Stanton, died Oct. 3, 2017. Rosary will be Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. Survivors include his wife Amparo Garza; daughters Margie Long and Leann Garza; sons Salvador Garza and Jaime Garza; brothers Joe Garza, Johnny Garza, Freddy Garza and Raymond Garza.

Thu
28
Sep

Beatrice Kitchens Costlow

DUMAS - Beatrice Kitchens Costlow, 92 of Dumas, died Sep. 25, 2017. Funeral Services are at 1 pm, Sep. 29 at the Sunray Church of Christ with Jonathan Zerby, minister of the church, officiating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors. She was born on July 4, 1925, in Childress to Sam and Pearl (Rea) Wrinkle. She grew up in Childress and graduated from Childress High School. She married George Costlow in Stanton on June 17, 1967. She had worked as a credit manager for Walgreens in Midland for over 31 years. She was an avid sports fan and loved to watch football and baseball. She also loved older movies and had a special taste for ice cream. She was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Peggy Mink and Sandra Nunnelley.

Thu
28
Sep

Mary Wynelle Hopper

STANTON - Mary Wynelle (Todd) Hopper was born on Nov. 7, 1924, in Big Spring and died Sept. 18, 2017. She graduated from Big Spring High School. Survivors include son, Lance Hopper and wife, Zula; son, Paul Hopper and wife, Nancy; and daughter Lynn Smith and husband, David; six grandchildren, Sonja Leary and husband, Jeff, Jason Hopper and wife, Mauri, Dallas Hopper and wife, Jennifer, Starr Leal, Jeremy Smith and Blaine Smith and wife, Ellary. She was 2G to 12 great grandchildren. Reagan and Mason Leary; Major, Jagger and Judge Hopper; Wyatt, Wade and Wren Hopper; Kole Leal; Reese and Robbie Smith; and Bodie Smith. She was a member of the Knott First Baptist Church for many years and after moving to Stanton became a member of the First Baptist Church Stanton. She was a gifted Bible teacher and taught every age from young to old. Her favorite verse has brought us comfort.

Fri
22
Sep

Frances Valles

Funeral Services for Frances Valles will be at 2 p.m. Sep. 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be Sep.21, at 7 p.m. at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. Frances Arguello Valles was born on Mar. 9, 1939, in Karnes City to Juan Rodiguez Arguello and Andrea Castilleja Arguello. She died Sep. 19, 2017. In 1942, she along with her parents and siblings moved to Martin County and had made it her home since. She attended Valley View, Grady, Courtney and Flower Grove schools where she participated in basketball, volleyball and softball. She married Juan Jose “Johnny” Valles on June 17, 1956, and moved to Odessa where she attended Odessa College in 1958 and earned her degree as an LVN. She worked as a surgical nurse for two years in Odessa before returning to Stanton in 1960 where she began her long career working for Martin County Hospital District, solely by accident.

Fri
22
Sep

Melba Alyene Bradshaw

STANTON - Melba Alyene Bradshaw, 96 of Stanton, died on Sept. 16, 2017, in a Stanton Nursing Home. Funeral services were Sept. 20, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with David Harp officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial park in Big Spring,with son, Troy Wayne Bradshaw, officiating. She was born April 19, 1921, in Scott County, AR. She and her family moved to Fannin County in a covered wagon when she was a young child. She married Troy C. Bradshaw on Dec. 17, 1938 in Honey Grove. They moved to the Lomax community in Howard County in 1942. They then moved to the Courtney community in Martin County in 1945 where they lived for over 55 years before moving to Stanton. She was a superb homemaker and took great delight in cooking, sewing, crocheting, and making quilts for her family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers at time. Survivors include two sons, Troy Wayne Bradshaw of St.

Fri
22
Sep

Carlos “Chuck” Hernandez

STANTON - Carlos “Chuck” Hernandez, 46 of Stanton, died Sep. 16, 2017, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death. Services were at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. A Wake will be at 7 p.m., Sep 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Sep 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was born on Jan. 13, 1971, to Connie and Nestor Hernandez in Tucson, AZ. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1989 and attended college at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He married Missy Villa on Dec. 2, 2005, and they have one daughter, Ida. He loved making people laugh and was the best father, brother and son anyone could have asked for. He loved spending time with his daughter, and he took great pride in watching her run cross country and track. He was a softball coach, and he volunteered with the Odessa West Texas Track Club. He was his daughter’s biggest fan.

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