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14
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Eugene (Gene) Lewis

Eugene (Gene) Lewis

MIDLAND - Eugene (Gene) Lewis, 82, of Midland, died Nov. 4, 2019. He was born on Dec. 21, 1936 in Lamesa, to Alton and Geraldine Lewis. His early school years were spent at Sparenburg Community and Ackerly. He lived in Big Spring from third through seventh grades and then attended school in Coahoma from eighth through twelfth grades.

He graduated from Coahoma High School in 1956, where he excelled in basketball. He was left handed, so his classmates nicknamed him Lefty. He lived on the O'Daniel Ranch where he helped his dad farm during his high school years. He loved to hunt and spent many hours roaming the twelve sec tions of the ranch.

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14
Nov
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Johnny Carroll Myrick

Johnny Carroll Myrick

CONROE - Johnny Carroll (JC) Myrick, 88, died at his home Nov. 8, 2019. He was born May 22, 1931, near Oak Grove, LA, to James and Allie Myrick. He was the 9th of 10 children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, five brothers, and one son, Johnny O'Neal Myrick.

He was a Midland, police officer and Chief of Police, Stanton, after completing his military service in the U.S. Air Force. He drove big rigs for 30 years and after retiring at age 55, returned to his passion of law enforcement. He proudly worked for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and retired as a Lieutenant in 2016 at the age of 85. He was also a 32 degree Master Mason, having become a Mason with Stanton Lodge in 1961.

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07
Nov
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Amelia Lopez Flores

Amelia Lopez Flores

STANTON - Amelia Lopez Flores died Nov. 5, 2019. Visitation will be Nov. 7, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m., a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Nov. 8, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 16, 1941, to Jose and Consuelo Lopez in Fort Stockton. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

She was a member at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband Francisco Flores Sr.

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01
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Antonia Montez

Antonia Montez

STANTON - Antonia Montez died Oct. 27, 2019. Rosary was recited on Oct. 30 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Oct. 31, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

She was born May 6, 1929, in Ojinaga, Mexico. She was a Cursillista and a member of the Sacred Heart Society. She loved cooking, music, singing, dancing, watching her novelas and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by many.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Apolinar Montez; son, Ricky Montez; grandson, Joseph Juarez; sisters, Juana Salgado, Eva Valles; and brother, Willie Navarrette.

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01
Nov
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Aurelia Marquez

Aurelia Marquez

STANTON - Aurelia Marquez, of Stanton, died Oct. 26, 2019. Rosary was recited Oct. 28 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral mass was Oct. 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Schwertner officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her daughters, Irene, Lily; and son; Robert.

Survivors include her husband, Anastacio Marquez; daughter, Rosa Lopez; sons, Johnny Lopez, Micky Lopez, Damas Lopez Jr.; sisters, Maria Muro, Angelita Navarrette, Socorro Lopez; brother, Ramon Valdez; 19 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, and 1 greatgreat grandchild.

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

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24
Oct
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Tracy Doyle Pugh

Tracy Doyle Pugh

MIDLAND - Tracy Doyle Pugh was born March 25, 1962, in Big Spring, to Ralph and Ruby Pugh of Tarzan.

He moved to Midland where he lived the rest of his life.

He worked at a variety of service and maintenance jobs, including plumbing, remodeling, and driving an escort pickup for wide loads.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Sandra Wilson, and brother Ronald Pugh.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Stone and husband, Terry, and their children Aubrey, Landree, Brennen, and Jentry of Midland; son Ricky and wife Lauren, and their daughter Heartlye, of Georgetown; sister Nancy Oldham of Midland and brother Mervin Pugh and wife Daphne of Odessa, as well as many nephews and nieces, and other family.

A memorial service was Oct. 19 at American Heritage Funeral Home.

Thu
17
Oct
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Richard Bacon

Richard Bacon

SAN ANGELO - Richard Bacon, 87, died Oct. 16, 2019, at his son's home Rick Bacon after a courageous fight with kidney and heart disease.

He was preceded in death by wife Dana, his parents Fannie and Ivan Bacon, one sister Joy Williams, and one granddaughter Kayla Grissom.

He is survived by his sons Rick Bacon and wife Glenda of Grape Creek and Kent Bacon and wife Brenda of Carrollton; daughters Kathy Bacon Pyburn and husband Rodney, of Grape Creek and Debra Kay Bacon Vessels and husband James of Odessa; seven grandchildren Kristie Altherr of Tucson, Az, Ricky Bacon of Abilene,Kelli Harrison of Lubbock,Sasha McEachern of Tarzan, Britney Hendricks of Midland, Shane and Kaci Bacon of Carrollton; 11 great-

grandchildren and two great great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.

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17
Oct
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Edna Audrey Lomax Merrell

Edna Audrey Lomax Merrell

SNYDER - Mrs. Edna Audrey Lomax Merrell, 91 of Snyder, died Oct. 10, 2019, at Goodlife Senior Living. Burial was in the Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Snyder. Services were under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

She was born June 1, 1928, in Willacoochee, Georgia.

She attended school in Lomax until 8th grade. She graduated from Stanton High School in Stanton in 1945. Upon graduating from high school, she worked at the Settles Hotel in Big Spring. She graduated from Drones Business College and McMurry University. She was a teacher at various school districts for many years.

She married James Merrell on June 10, 1951. They were married 66 years.

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20
Sep
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Eli Cantu, Jr.

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JACKSON, TENN - Eli Cantu, Jr., 54, died Sept. 16, 2019, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee.

The family received at Curry Funeral Home in Tennessee. Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 21, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born July 7, 1965, in Big Spring to Ofelia Cantu and the late Eli Cantu, Sr. He was a correctional officer at the Dyer County Sheriff’s Department. He was known as the “Big Man with the Big Smile” and was loved by everyone whose lives he touched.

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20
Sep
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Carla Hill

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STANTON - Carla Hill, 62, died on Sept. 13, 2019, at her home in Stanton. She was born Carla Deene Holleman on June 5, 1957, in Midland. She was raised in Tucson, Arizona and NW Ohio with her two younger sisters. When she was young, she loved riding horses, artwork and singing. She won several awards in local and state choirs and sang beautiful solos in church. Carla graduated high school a year early and married William Hill of Waterville, Ohio. They had two children, Joshua and Aimie.

She was always a very hard worker, whether landscaping in the Arizona sun or managing large apartment complexes, and she raised her children with laughter and love. Her son Joshua died at the age of 19. She and her daughter moved back to Texas in 1993.

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