Obituaries

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14
Jul

Genaro Rosa Jr.

STANTON - Genaro Rosa Jr., 62 of Stanton, died July 11, 2017. Private services will be at a later date. He is survived by sons Ismael Rosa and Israel Rosea; mother Francisca Rosa and four sisters. Arrangements are under direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

Fri
14
Jul

Jack Edward Hunt

BIG SPRING - Jack Edward Hunt, 53 of Big Spring and formerly of Stanton, died July 5, 2017. Funeral services were July 10 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. He was born June 5, 1964, in Big Spring. He is survived by a brother, Bud Hunt of San Angelo; an uncle and aunt; and three cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Hunt; his mother, Daisy M. Hunt; three brothers, Joe Robert Hunt, Donnie Joe Hunt and Charley D. Hunt; and a sister, Sharon Griffin. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Fri
14
Jul

Sofia Towns

KERMIT - Funeral services for Sofia Towns of Kermit will be July 14 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kermit with Father Mark Salas officiating. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Rosary was July 13 at St. Josephs Catholic Church. She was born Sep. 17, 1927, in San Antonio del Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico, and died July 11, 2017, with her son Gilbert Towns, grandson Anthony Towns, niece Cecilia Towns, and nephew Domingo Ornelas all by her side. She was much loved and will forever be missed. She is preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Towns Sr., son Carlos Towns and daughter Carol Burrola. Survivors include her sons Gilbert (Veronica) Towns of Kermit, Willie Towns of Fort Worth, Ruben Towns of Fort Worth, sisters Gloria Torres of Wichita, Kansas, Cruz Sanchez of Stanton;brothers Jose Martinez and Benjamin Martinez both of Odessa; grandchildren Anthony Towns, Sofia Towns, Ashley Lopez, Emmy Lopez, and Kalee Lopez.

Fri
14
Jul

Billy Walton Stone

STANTON - Billy Walton “Bill” Stone, 77 of Stanton died July 7, 2017, in a Midland hospital. Graveside funeral services were July 10, at the Evergreen Cemetery chapel in Stanton. He was born June 2, 1940, in Rusk County. He married Carolyn Elizabeth Kelly Sep. 8, 1964, in Stanton. He served in the Army National Guard for six years and worked as a Deputy Game Warden in Angelina County. He came to Martin County in 1967 where he worked for Blocker Oil Company before going to work for Wesley Williams as a cowboy. He farmed and ranched for most of his life and served on the Martin County Farm Bureau board for 34 years. He was president of the Martin County Championship Club and served on the Stanton Farmers Coop Gin board for several years. He was active in the community and was an auctioneer in Martin, Glasscock, Howard, Midland, Pecos and Wink counties. He was a member of Belvue Church of Christ.

Fri
07
Jul

Evelyn Stallings Adkins

STANTON - Evelyn Stallings Adkins, 92 of Stanton, died July 2, 2017, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services were July 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Stanton. She was born Aug. 28, 1924 in Lomax ,which was named for her grandfather. She attended school in Lomax. In 1937 she meet Lawrence Adkins while visiting her aunt at West Texas A&M. She graduated as the Stanton High School valedictorian in the class of 1940. She attended McMurray College for two years and went to Southern Methodist University for a year. She was about 30 hours shy of her accounting degree when she married Lawrence Adkins during World War II. They married Apr. 10, 1943, in Yakima, Washington. He preceded her in death Mar, 17, 2005. He was sent overseas with the 96th Infantry Division for 16 months. She went home to await the birth of their first son Larry Adkins.

Fri
07
Jul

Diamantina Salazar

STANTON - Funeral services for Diamantina Salazar of Stanton will be July 7 at 10 a.m. at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. Burial follows at Evergreen Cemetery. She was born Feb. 19, 1937, in Hacienda de Guadalupe, Coahuila, Mexico, and died July 4, 2017. Survivors include her husband Jaime Salazar; daughters Alicia Fuentes of Eagle Pass, Leonor Salazar of Stanton, Felipa Salazar of Caldwell and Diamantina Salazar of Eagle Pass; sons David Salazar of Knott, Jaime Salazar Jr. of Stanton; sister Celia Moreno of Andrews; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Jaime Salazar III, David Salazar Jr., Robert Fuentes, Leeroy Salazar, Jose Morales Jr., and Israel Acosta. Arrangements are under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

Fri
07
Jul

Scottie Welch

COLORADO CITY - Scottie Welch, 41 of Colorado City, died July 1, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services were July 6, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. He was born Mar. 6, 1976, in Big Spring and married Holli Burns Jan. 3, 1998, in Stanton. He graduated from Grady High School and attended Cisco Junior College. He graduated from the West Central Texas Law Enforcement Academy in Abilene. He worked as a peace officer for the Scurry County Adult Probation Office, as a Deputy Sheriff for Mitchell County, and as an officer for the Big Spring Police Department. For the last 10 years, he has worked for Endeavor Energy Resources and was currently a production superintendent. He was a member of the Lenorah Baptist Church and had served on the Grady ISD School Board. He was an avid hunter.

Fri
07
Jul

Leonard Jay White

FRESNO, CA - Graveside services for Leonard Jay White were July 6, at Fresno Memorial Gardens, Fresno, CA. He died on June 24, 2017, in Fresno with his family by his side. He was born in Stanton on Nov 8, 1928, to Leonard and Sallie White and graduated from Stanton High School with the class of 1946. He proudly served his country in the U S Navy for seven years shortly after graduation. He is survived by his loving wife Geraldine and by a son Roger White of Sacramento, CA; two daughters Ruth Evans and Denise Beattie, both of Fresno, CA; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren and a sister Bobbie Burchett of Big Spring. He is preceded in death by a son, Richard, his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

Fri
30
Jun

Eulene Holder

MIDLAND - Eulene Holder, 89 of Midland, died June 22, 2017, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s and Lung Cancer. Funeral services were June 27 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. She was born on May 5, 1928 to Maggie (Gibson) and Dudley Anderson in Stanton. Eulene attended Stanton schools, graduating in 1945. She attended Texas State College for Women, now Texas Woman’s University, for one year. In the spring of 1946 Fred Holder, whom she had known in high school, came home from the US. Navy, and after a brief courtship, they were married October 18 of that year. Three children were born to them: Linda, born 1951, and twins, Laura and David, in 1957. The Holders lived in Stanton until 1969, when they moved to Midland. After Fred’s untimely death in 1973, Eulene worked in various offices for Midland County, eventually settling in the Treasurer’s office. She retired from Midland County in 1988.

Fri
23
Jun

Pauline Banton Cook McDonald

ANDREWS - Pauline Banton Cook McDonald, age 88 of Andrews, died on June 17, 2017, at Odessa. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life during a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. June 22, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Monsignor Bernard Gully officiating. Interment was June 21 at Evergreen Cemetery at Stanton under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews. She was born June 14, 1929, in Ironton, Ohio to Harry and Annie Banton. She attended public schools in Ironton and later in Salisbury, North Carolina. She was married to Johnnie Paul Cook of Stanton, in 1947. They had two children, Paula Cook Markle of San Antonio, and James Cook of Trophy Club. Mr. Johnnie Paul Cook passed away in 1951, and Pauline later married Charles McDonald in 1953. Mrs. McDonald had worked for the Andrews Independent School District for many years, serving as the administrative assistant for many of the School Superintendents. She also served as the Secretary for the School Board.

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