Obituaries

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Mike Graham

ABILENE- Mike Graham, 46 of Abilene, died surrounded by family and friends on June 11, 2019. Funeral services were June 14, at First United Methodist Church in Stanton with Kenny Stewart and Charlie Stevens officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 1, 1972 in Big Spring. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1990 and received his Associates Degree from Western Texas College in 1992.

He then began his career in radiology and later advanced into nuclear medicine. His first job was at Detar Hospital in Victoria, TX. Dr. Sylvester Ortiz was his mentor and helped him advance in his career. He later moved to Abilene and worked at Abilene Regional Hospital where he was the Director of the Nuclear Medicine Department.

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06
Jun
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Dolores Ann Dyke

STANTON - Dolores Ann Dyke, 65 of Stanton, died May 28, 2019. She was born in Brownfield, on July 19, 1953 to James Dyke and Lorene Jones.

She was a happy go lucky person, who was always full of light, life, and pure happiness. Her favorite thing to do was cook for the people she loved.

As a mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and great aunt, she has touched many lives and will be forever missed and loved. She will always remain in our hearts.

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30
May
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Bobbie Lou Hill

MIDLAND - Bobbie Lou Hill, 90 of Midland, died May 23, 2019. Funeral services was May 28, at the Fairmont Park Church of Christ, Midland, with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. She was a long time resident of Martin County and was a member of the Knott Church of Christ. In 2008, she moved to Midland, Texas, and was a faithful member of the Fairmont Park Church of Christ. Bobbie loved gardening and had a beautiful yard, loved sewing and crafts, and delighted in cooking for her family. Being with family gave her the greatest joy. She was very proud of all of her children, but her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life.

She was born February 22, 1929, in Stanton, to C.F. and Vergie Atchison.

She married the love of her life, Bob Hill, on Oct. 25, 1947, in Midland. Together they raised three children on their farm in the Brown Community in north Martin County.

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30
May
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Ruth Eckert Sims

COURTNEY - Ruth Eckert Sims, 88, died May 25, 2019. She was born to Charlie and Ida (Watkins) Eckert September 19, 1930 in the Courtney Community, five miles west of Stanton and was a 6th generation Texan. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She graduated from Miles High School as salutatorian of her class. She worked at her father's grocery store and dry goods store in Miles parttime while attending high school.

After graduating from high school she went to San Angelo Business College in 1948 and earned a stenographic diploma. In 1949 she moved to Midland. Her husband James' sister introduced him to Ruth and they were married January 27, 1957.

She is survived by her son, James (Jimmy) of Garland, daughter Jeri of Wiley, grandson Ethan Bradley Sims of Garland, and granddaughter Riley Grace Sims of Garland, one sister, Gladys Heinze of San Angelo.

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30
May
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Tommy Lewaine Anderson

Tommy Lewaine Anderson, 49 of Stanton, died on May 28, 2019 in Midland. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church, 200 Broadway St., in Stanton on June 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Viewing was on Thursday, May 30,with visitation on Friday, May 31 at Gilbreath Funeral Home, 209 St. Charles St., in Stanton from 6 PM to 8 PM.

He was born to Dewey Anderson, Jr. and Carol Ringener Anderson on October 20, 1969 in Big Spring. He attended Stanton High School and went on to work for Price Construction and the City of Stanton. He enjoyed getting together with family and friends, watching sports and was a huge Dallas Cowboy supporter. His favorite activity was attending all sporting events, either away or home, of the Stanton Buffalos. In 2017 he received an award from the Stanton Booster Club for “Fan of the Year”.

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30
May
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Dorothy “Sue” Standefer

CLEBURNE - Memorial services celebrating the life of Dorothy “Sue” (Henson) Standefer, 89, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 11 a.m. June 4, at the First United Methodist Church of Cleburne with Pastor Daniel Hawkins officiating.

She died May 21, 2019, in Cleburne.

She was born in McCaulley. When she was very young, they moved to Martin County, where she grew up and went to school at Courtney.

After the death of her husband, Clement Standefer in 2004, she moved to Dallas, to be closer to her two daughters. In 2012, Sue moved to Cleburne.

She was active in church activities and loved baseball and basketball and she loved to sew and work with crafts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clement Standefer; sister, Ruby Haggard; and daughter, Joyce Bulin in May of 2019.

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16
May
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Anita Joyce Standefer Bulin

BIG SPRING - Anita Joyce Standefer Bulin died May 10, 2019, following a year long battle with lymphoma.

She was born Oct. 17, 1949, in Big Spring, to Clement Ray Standefer and Dorothy Sue Henson Standefer. She was preceded in death by her beloved father.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Mike, two daughters Alexis Penn and husband Joe, Amanda Haygood and husband Shawn, and stepson Mike Bulin and wife Andrea, and three grandchildren, Regan Bulin, Jacob Penn, and Elizabeth Joy Penn. She also leaves behind her mother, Sue, and sister Brenda Driggers and husband Ron and their children and grandchildren.

She loved the Bulin family and will be remembered and missed by brother-in-law Lewis and wife Betty, sisters-in-law Geraldine Borgwardt, and Kathy Gresham and husband Steve, and numerous nieces and nephews and their beautiful families.

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09
May
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Lora Lou Pierce

GRAPE CREEK - Lora Lou Pierce Springer Eastman, 83 of Grape Creek, died May 2, 2019, in a Big Spring nursing home. Memorial services were May 4, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with her niece, Rev. Nancy Springer, Rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Midland, officiating.

She was born April 6, 1936, in Big Spring to Randolph and Gussie Pierce. She married J. T. Springer Jan. 7, 1956, and he preceded her in death in 1968. She then married Rev. Clinton Eastman Dec. 5, 1976, and he preceded her in death in Feb. 2014.

Thu
09
May
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Vernon Lee Cox

STANTON - Vernon Lee Cox, 87 of Stanton, died May 6, 2019. Graveside services were May 9, at Evergreen Cemetery with Corky Blocker and Kendal Tomlinson officiating.

He was born May 6, 1932, in Martin County to Pearl and Troy Cox. He married Willie “Aneta” Cox on June 29, 1957.

He worked for White Motor Company as a mechanic for many years where he later retired. He loved to be outdoors especially on his front porch in the swing. He loved to spend time with his family. He loved to barbecue and watch the grandbabies play. He enjoyed singing “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” at Christmas with all the grandbabies. Whenever asked what he wanted to do or how he wanted spend a birthday, he just wanted family to be near and spend it with him.

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02
May
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Abram “Abe” Martin Martens

TARZAN - Abram “Abe” Martin Martens of Tarzan died Apr. 29, 2019, at the age of 18. He was born Jan. 13, 2001, to David Martens and Susana Gunter.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. May 3 at Mennonite Evangelical Church in Seminole. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. Viewing was May 2 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home.

Abe was in his junior year attending Grady High School. He wished to one day become a certified dive welder. Abe enjoyed listening to music, playing video games, and working on electronics.

Not a day went by without caring for and playing with his dog Rocky. Abe was a kid of few words but, the most gentle heart. Abe will continue to live on in the hearts of his loving parents, family, and friends.

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