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Brenda Ann Rogers

SWEETWATER - Brenda Ann Rogers, 47 of Sweetwater, died July 22, 2019, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. A memorial service was July 26, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Ensminger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 10, 1971m in Stanton, to Larry Rogers and Ann (Mitchell) Rogers. She had a love for animals and liked

fishing, gardening, and always enjoyed getting to ride a Harley with her Dad.

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Mary Alice Farrington

LENORAH - Mary Alice Farrington, 96 of Lenorah, died July 26, 2019, at a Midland nursing home. Graveside services were July 31, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. The family received friends July 30, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

She was born March 10, 1923, in Franklin to Claude and Florence Martin. She loved family, gardening, and yard work.

She is survived by her sons, Connie Ry Farrington and wife Lucille of Big Spring, Nolan Farrington and wife Darla of Brownwood and Roger Farrington and wife Brenda of Midland; five grandchildren, and seven great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Connie Farrington in 2012; her son, Edmund Farrington; her parents, Claude and Florence Martin; one sister; and one great grandson.

Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.

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Cynthia Ann Cain Rivers

TYLER - Funeral services for Cynthia Ann Cain Rivers, 68 of Tyler, were August 8, at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home Chapel, Overton with Reverend Phillip Solomon and Casey Rivers officiating. Interment followed at the Elkins Cemetery in Omen.

She died Aug. 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Tyler.

She was born Apr. 11, 1951, to Robert and Juvene Cain in Oklahoma City, OK. She attended Stanton High School in Stanton and married Vernon Rivers, Jr. on June 15, 1973, in Irving, OK.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and later completed her Master of Science in Education earning the titles, Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. She taught at Arp Elementary in Arp, for twenty-three years displaying a love for all of her students and her innate ability to reach each of them.

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Timoteo Montez Marquez

STANTON - Timoteo “Tim” Montez Marquez, 84 of Stanton, died July 30, 2019, at Midland Medical Lodge, surrounded by his family.

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

He worked for Lawrence Brothers IGA for many years and was a member of the Catholic Church.

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Ben Franklin Welch

STANTON - Ben Franklin Welch, 84, of Stanton, died July 28, 2019, at his home. Graveside services were July 30, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

The family received friends July 29, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

He was born Jan. 9, 1935, in Tarzan to Irven and Mattie Welch. He married Betty Latrell Elrod, June 16, 1957 in Grandfalls.

He was a man of many gifts serving as an insurance agent, barber, and farmer. He is best known for his gardening and sharing his wonderful produce with his family and community. Benny enjoyed working in his garden and loved spending time with his family. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Stanton.

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Mary Green

MIDLAND - Mary Green, 56 of Midland, died July 28, 2019, surrounded by her family. Memorial service were July 31, at Community Center in Stanton.

She was born May 1, 1963, in Big Spring to Raul and Josefa Hernandez. She married Jerry Green of Midland.

She worked at Stanton Drug Store for 35 years, starting Jan. 19, 1984. She loved to give and put herself before others. She often was giving clothes, toys and money to people she cared for and loved. One of her many special traits was her love and immediate connection with kids. She loved kids and kids loved her. When her own grandkids came along, she didn’t have to practice spoiling and loving them. Another gift was her green thumb. She had several plants and a greenhouse in which she hardly maintained, but they were always beautiful like a master gardener was employed full time.

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Lance Martel

STANTON - Lance Martel was born on Nov. 11, 1973 and died July 17, 2019. He was a resident of Stanton at the time of his death. Funeral services were July 23, at the First Baptist Church in Stanton. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

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John Webb, Jr.

STANTON - John Webb, Jr., 85 of Stanton, died July 14, 2019, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services were July 18, at the First Baptist Church with Jonathan Moore and Lee Casas officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born June 1, 1934, in Martin County to John Webb, Sr. and Mary Oaks Webb. He married Melba West Dec. 27, 1954, in Ackerly.

He worked for Ector Thornton Implement as a mechanic and then for Cave Bowlin John Deere dealer in the parts department, retiring after 30 years. He served on the original committee for Old Sorehead Trade Days and continued serving on the board for 10 years, and he was past president of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed woodworking, macramé, crafts and taking care of his dog, Chance.

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

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Dennis Wright Parks

ODESSA - Dennis Wright Parks, 71 of Odessa, died July 9, 2019, in Odessa. Funeral services were July 13, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Clydel Chapman officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Stanton, to Victor and Oma Parks on March 19, 1948. He attended school at Big Spring High School. He married Ethel (JET) McCoy on Jan. 9, 1981, in Odessa.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and two brothers, Tommy Parks of San Angelo, and Joe Snyder of Andrews.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ethel (JET) Parks of Odessa; sons, Robbie Parks and his wife, Taunia of Youngsville, LA, Carl Engel and his wife, Kelly of Odessa; daughter, Dana Garcia and her husband, Danny Garcia of San Antonio; eight grandkids and several great grandkids; his brother, Russel Parks of Big Spring.

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Mildred May Ballard

CARMEL, CA - Mildred May Ballard, 99, died June 30, 2019, after a lingering illness at the home of her grandson in Carmel, CA.

She is survived by her daughter Rita Diane Ballard, Pacific Grove, CA; grandchildren Lee Ballard (wife Yoko), Carmel, CA; Fabienne Bisaro (husband Matthew), Honokaa, HI; 3 great-grandchildren Vivian and Dean Ballard and Phoenix Bisaro; her sister Dorothy Newland (husband J. C.), Ft. Worth, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Lee and Eula Eubanks; her husband Morris L. Ballard, children Darrel, daughter Beverly, and brothers Earl and Arlie Eubanks.

She was born Feb. 11, 1920, Big Spring, to Lee Henry Eubanks and Eula May Masters. She moved to Stanton at a young age where she grew up with two older brothers Earl, and Arlie, and a younger sister Dorothy.

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