Obituaries

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Willard W Bryant

BOERNE - Willard W Bryant was born Nov. 7, 1933, and died on Jan. 15, 2019.

After graduation from Stanton High School he went to Hardin Simmons University,then enlisted into the United States Air Force retiring with the rank of major. During his distinguished career he had circled the globe three times in service to his country. A kind and happy person who loved God, Family, Friends and Country he retired to his ranch near Boerne. With utmost joy he served the rest of his life as a Christian Missionary to Mexico, El Salvador, Peru and Indonesia.

He was preceded in death by his parents W. D. ‘Doc’ Bryant and Evelyn Bryant, long time residents of Martin County until their deaths in 1984.

He is survived by Elisa his wife of 28 years, son Chris Bryant, daughter Kelli Bryant, sisters Doris Hull (Homer Lee), Virginia House (Jay Dee), Brenda Rush and brother Philip Bryant

(Janie) along with a host of grand children, nephews and nieces.

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Johnny Wayne Barnes

GATESVILLE - Johnny Wayne Barnes, 74 formerly of Midland, died Jan. 17, 2019 in Gatesville. Graveside funeral services were on Jan. 19, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton.

He was born May 27, 1944, in Rotan to Amos T. and Mary Moss Barnes. Johnny attended school in McCauley and Stanton. He worked for Borden’s Milk Company for over 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing dominoes, and loved being a father and grandfather.

Survivors include one son, Mark Barnes and wife, Heather of Gatesville; one daughter, Monica Dorcz and husband, Michael of Huffman; eight grandchildren, Justin Barnes, Morgan Barnes, Matthew Dorcz, Alana Dorcz, Eric Ralph, Paityn Barnes, Delaney Barnes and Kaden Barnes; two brothers, Stanley Barnes of Stanton and Donal Barnes and wife, Gail of Odessa; one sisterin-law, Jody Barnes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Favian Limon Hinojosa

STANTON - Favian Limon Hinojosa of Stanton died Jan. 11, 2019.

Funeral mass was Jan. 15, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton.

Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was Jan. 14, Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel at 408 N. St. Peter in Stanton.

He was born in Stanton, on June 14, 1957. He worked for the City of Stanton and retired in 2015.

He is preceded in death by his parents Filiberto and Elida Hinojosa; son David Hinojosa; sisters Esmeralda Castaneda, Josephine Hewtty; brothers Epifanio Hinojosa, Domingo Hinojosa, Filiberto Hinojosa Jr., and Rene Hinojosa.

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Roger Dale Henderson

Roger Dale Henderson, 68 of Slaton, died Dec. 26, 2018.

A Celebration of Life was Jan. 10, 2019 at Englunds Funeral Services in Slaton.

He was born on July 14, 1950, of Andrew Wayne and Nola Mae Henderson in Olton.

He graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1969 and went on to UT Arlington for one year before transferring to and graduating from West Texas State University with a BBA in 1973.

He met his future wife Vivian Ann Green on August 23, 1969 in Littlefield.

They were married on May 20, 1972, in Pep. They have two children Benjamin Roy Henderson born May 31, 1975, in Amarillo and Melissa Mamie Henderson born Sep, 3, 1980, in Hale Center.

The family moved to Slaton in 1982 where he worked at Citizen State Bank in Slaton and later worked for 34 years for the Federal Government in various agencies retiring in 2015 from the Small Business Administration.

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Joni Gail Harris

POLLARD, AL - Joni Gail Harris, 64 of Pollard, AL, died Jan. 1, 2019, at her home after an extended illness.

Mrs. Harris was born in Big Spring and had been a resident of the Flomaton community since 1972 coming from Stanton. During her working years, she worked as a phlebotomist. She was a member of Little Escambia Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her father, Billy Joe Latty.

She is survived by her mother, Peggy Latty of Flomaton, AL; husband, Bill Harris of Pollard, AL; daughters, Christy Harris of Pollard, AL, Kelly Harris (Matt) Clark of Brewton, AL, Lyn (Kevin) Spooner of Estes Park, CO; sister, Glynith (Ronald) Byrd of Atmore, AL; grandchildren, Ian, Isabeau, Lexi, Tallen, Mazzy, Lotte; special friends, Charlene and Mitch Norman, and Carolyn and Donald Jordan.

A showing of friendship and love for Mrs. Harris’s family was on Jan. 4, at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Hill officiating.

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Natha McMinn Mitchell

BIG SPRING - Natha McMinn Mitchell, 81 of Coahoma, died Jan. 4, 2019, in a Big Spring nursing home. Funeral services were Jan. 7, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Vincent, and married Wayne Mitchell June 4, 1960, in Vincent.

She received her bachelor of science degree from Mary Hardin Baylor University and taught school for 30 years. She was the author of “Spur Marks” and was a member of the following organizations: the Housing Authority Board in Stanton; was a honorary member of the State Future Homemakers of America; the Hall of Fame of the National Bit, Spur and Saddle Collector Association; the Retired Teachers Association; the Mary Jane Club; and the Beta Sigma Phi. She was also a member of Vincent Baptist Church and former member of First Baptist Church in Stanton.

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Albert Eugene “Gene” Louder

STANTON - Albert Eugene “Gene” Louder, 62 of Stanton, died Dec. 28, 2018 at his residence. He was a good man who will be missed dearly.

Funeral services were Jan. 2, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Stanton with Rev. David Harp, pastor, officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born May 26, 1956, to Tull Ray and Helen Ruth Louder in Big Spring. He was raised in Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School with the class of 1974.

He graduated from Texas Tech University in December 1977. He married Rebecca Sellars of San Angelo Feb. 13, 1982. His family and friends were his greatest treasures. He was a wonderful dad, granddad and husband.

He was a hard worker all his life and taught his kids to do the same. He worked in a variety of jobs and did them all well. He was still close with the White Motor family and recently retired from self employment as an oilfield pumper.

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Dorothy B. Frix

STANTON - Dorothy B. Frix, 92 of Stanton, died Dec. 13, 2018. Services were in Dallas. Arrangements were made with Lewallen-Garcia-Pipkin Funeral Home. She is survived by her care-giver, Ellen Gonzales; and two sisters.

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Maria (Rocha) Rojas

HASKELL - Maria (Rocha) Rojas, 92 of of Haskell, died Dec. 16, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2p.m., Dec. 21, at St. George Catholic Church in Haskell with Deacon Julian Estrada officiating. Burial will follow at the O’Brien Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. Rosary was Dec. 20, at St. George Catholic Church in Haskell.

She was born May 24, 1926, in Stanton, to Natalia (Solis) and Gregorio Rocha. She married Joe Angel Rojas in Knox City. She lived in O’Brien before moving to Haskell. She enjoyed crocheting and making clothes for her kids and others.

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Luis Cazares

STANTON - Luis Antonio Cazares, 19 of Stanton, died Dec. 16, 2018. Funeral mass was Dec. 20, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was Dec. 19, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

He was born in Midland, to Felix Cazares and Cecilia Cazares on Feb. 3, 1999. He graduated from Stanton High in 2017. He was loved and will be missed by so many.

He is preceded in death by his father, Felix Cazares; grandmother, Amelia Cazares; grandmother, Anastacia Rodriguez; and grandfather, Luis Cazares

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother Cecilia Cazares; daughter Evelyn Mable Cazares; sister, Audriana Lea Cazares; brother, David Angel Cazares; nieces, Miya Loschiavo, Araceli Cazares, Annalise Cazares and nephew Josiah Bermea, all of Stanton.

Serving as pallbearers were Anthony Montez, David Gomez, Alberto Cruz, Robert Saenz Jr., Daniel Jimenez, and Marcos Marquez.

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