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Billy James Louder

Billy James Louder

STANTON - Billy James Louder was born on Mar. 26, 1928, in Martin County. At the age of 91, he died on Dec. 10, 2019, in Midland. He was the son of Raymond Clarkston Louder and Mattie Marshall Louder.

He was a graduate of Stanton High School and was voted Mr. Stanton High School in 1946. He played basketball and his team won 33 games straight. He also played on the football and baseball teams. He later officiated at sports events and drove a school bus.

He married Leona Phillips on Dec. 15, 1947, and they were married until 1992. They raised five children in Stanton.

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Antonio Castillo

Antonio Castillo

STANTON - Antonio Castillo died Dec. 11, 2019. A rosary was recited Dec. 13 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Dec.14, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughters, Monica Castillo, Tammy Castillo; son, Anthony Castillo; sisters, Angelita Valdez, Carmen Baeza, Juanita Perez, Guadalupe Benavides, Ines Castillo; brothers, Ramon Castillo, Ramiro Castillo, and Avelardo Castillo.

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

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Lois Estelle Painter Peters

Lois Estelle Painter Peters

KLONDIKE - Lois Estelle Painter Peters, 87, died on Dec. 2, 2019.

She was born to Clarence “Bo” Gordon and Grace (Adams) Painter in Lamesa. She graduated from Klondike High School in 1948.

She was involved in the Eastern Star, Big Spring, early in life and was a lifetime member. She married and raised two wonderful children, Dewayne and Patty, whom she showed great strength and compassion.

For over a decade, she owned and operated The Spectacle Center in Midland with her son. Her adept business skills and social graces lead her to live adventures. She was active with the Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest, showing Arabian horses, and RVing across the U.S. Lois filled the room with her big personality and had a voice that could carry. She fluently read Western novels and was herself a stubborn and witty west Texas character.

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Hardin M. Zimmerman, Jr.

Hardin M. Zimmerman, Jr.

MIDLAND - Hardin M. Zimmerman, Jr., 92 of Midland, died Dece. 2, 2019. Graveside services were Dec. 6, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born April 13, 1927, to Johnnie and Morris Zimmerman in Stanton. As President of the 1944 Senior Class in Stanton, he enjoyed many years of reunions with his classmates. A proud veteran, he served in the US Army during World War II. He worked for Marathon Oil in Iraan, and Lamesa National Bank.

He is survived by his son, Wesley H. Zimmerman; daughter, Emily Ann McCrory and husband, Michael; grandson,

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Raymond Marquez, Sr.

Raymond Marquez, Sr

STANTON - Raymond Marquez, Sr. died Dec. 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. osary was at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home on Dec. 7 and 8. Funeral Mass was Dec. 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born to Daniel and Rosa Marquez on Sept. 17, 1948, in Sierra Blanca. They later came to Stanton where he married Mary Linda Silva Marquez and had three children. He loved being with his family, having a good time, listening to oldies riding around town, fishing, playing cards and dominoes, and would always put a smile on your face.

He is preceded in death by his parents Rosa and Daniel Marquez Sr.; brothers, Miguel Marquez, Augustine Marquez, Macario Marquez Sr., Daniel “Nene” Marquez, Timo Marquez; and sister, Leonor Urbina.

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Tommie Sue Casey McDaniel

Tommie Sue Casey McDaniel

STANTON - Tommie Sue Casey McDaniel, 91 of Stanton, died Nov. 16, 2019, in Stanton.

She was born May 20, 1928, in Robert Lee, to Jesse Martin Casey and Annie Rebeca Bessent Casey. She married Carl D. McDaniel in Robert Lee and he preceded her in death in 2008.

They were married 61 years. Everyone in her family and everyone she knew called her Granny. She was a hard worker but most of all she was a loving mother and Granny. She will be missed by all that knew her.

She is survived by her daughter Carlene Long and husband Lonnie of Stanton; grandchildren Stacy Hansard and husband George of Ft. Stockton, Nathan Long and wife Sabrina of Valdosta, GA; great grandchildren Taylor, Trey, Laci, Austin, Conner, Landon; great great grandson Devin.

Arrangements were under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory in Midland.

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Gonzalo Carrillo

Gonzalo Carrillo

MARFA - Gonzalo Carrillo died on Nov. 20, 2019. He was born June 5, 1944, to Jesus Carrillo and Merced Mendez in Delicias, Chihuahua Mexico and raised in San Antonio Del Bravo, Chihuahua Mexico.

He was a man who enjoyed all people and made friends easily. He knew no stranger. He loved music, dancing, storytelling, and most of all laughter. He was a hardworking man who always provided for his family.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, JoAnn Spitzer of Marfa; four daughters, Veronica Jo Molina of Stanton, Arabella Rodriguez and husband Luis of Odessa, Rebeca Carrillo of Stanton, and Ester White and husband Brad of Midland; one brother, Hernacilio Carrillo; one sister Lydia Nunez and husband Manuel all from Presidio; ten grandchildren, Melba Rodriguez, Alan Molina, Josh Rodriguez, Aryanna Molina, Adrianna Carrillo, James Molina, Xiana Rodriguez, Xavier Lussier, Raylee White, Luke White and many beloved nieces and nephews.

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Wilma Walker

Wilma Walker

STANTON - Wilma Walker, 88 of Stanton, formerly of Big Spring, died Nov. 11, 2019 at Ashton Medical Lodge in Midland. Graveside service wasNov. 15, at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel. Memorial service was at the First Baptist Church in Stanton.

She was born Mar. 29, 1931, in Farwell, to Esther McAlister Wolf and John Andrew Wolf. She married Charles Delton Walker on Aug. 12, 1950, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1987.

She had been a resident of Big Spring since 1963 coming from Brownfield. She was a Switch Board Operator at the Big Spring State Hospital for 25 years. She enjoyed country and western dancing, playing 42, attending Senior Citizens activities, cooking for her family and loved spending time with her family. She had a great sense of humor and everyone who entered her home became her extended family.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stanton.

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H.L. "Jack" Clements, Jr.

H.L. "Jack" Clements, Jr.

ANDREWS - H.L. "Jack" Clements, Jr., 86 of Andrews died Nov. 14, 2019 in Odessa. Services were Nov. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Andrews with Pastor Brant O'Connor officiating. Military and Masonic graveside rites will be conducted at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1933, in Martin County to Herma Lee Clements, Sr. and Ola Mae Angel Clements. He was raised in Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School in 1951.

He married Helen Ray Russell on Nov. 25, 1953, in Stanton.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954 - 1956 and worked as an airplane mechanic. He moved to Andrews in 1961, where he worked at Meter Relay Foreman for Texas Electric for 25 years and assisted in the operation of the Andrews County Airport.

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Kent Robinson

Kent Robinson

ACKERLY - Kent Robinson, 59 of Ackerly, died Nov. 15, 2019, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Nov. 22, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery in Ackerly.

The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm Nov. 21, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

He was born July 18, 1960, in Big Spring. He attended Sands CISD from first grade until he graduated in 1978. He also attended Howard College.

His love for farming began early, as he was often known as “Grandad’s Little Farmer.” He was involved in Howard County 4-H and Sands FFA, participating on livestock judging teams and showing lambs and steers across the country.

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