Obituaries

Fri
28
Apr

Jessybell Long

ALPINE - Jessybell “GiGi” Long, 96 of Alpine, died Apr. 18, 2017, at Martin County Hospital in Stanton. She was a longtime resident of Midland and had moved to Alpine five years ago. She was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Tarrant County to James F. Sims and Kitty Thompson Sims. She is survived by her sons Lonnie Long and wife Carlene of Stanton, Jim H. Long and wife Jana of Alpine. She is also survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, as well as a niece and several nephews. There will be a graveside service for family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alpine Public Library or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to restlandfuneralhome.com.

Fri
28
Apr

Joanna Lynn Barber

MIDLAND - Joanna Lynn Barber, 52 of Midland, died Apr. 19, 2017, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services were Apr. 25, at the First Baptist Church of Stanton. She was born July 4, 1964, in Midland. She grew up in Stanton and was a cosmetologist and later worked as a caregiver at the Kiddy Koral. She is survived by sons Stephen Sisson and wife Lyndsey and James Barber and granddaughters Isabelle and Alexis Sisson, all of Stanton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Cleta (Hayes) Barber. Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com

Fri
21
Apr

Betty Jane (Bedingfield) Abell

RALLS - Graveside services for Betty Jane (Bedingfield) Abell, 87 of Lubbock, and formerly of Ralls, were April 7 in the Ralls Cemetery. She died April 4, 2017, in Lubbock. She was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Lorenzo to Paul and Layton (Hinson) Bedingfield. She married George Lyman Abell March 12, 1960, in Roswell, N.M. She lived in Crosby County, most of her life, raising her family there. She moved to Lubbock in 2000. She attended Abilene Christian University and Business College in Brownwood. She was employed as a hairdresser and later as the Ralls Nursing Home administrator from 1973 until retiring in 1988. Under her administration, Ralls Nursing Home became a Superior Rated facility by the Texas Health Department. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Jones in 1972, husband Lyman in 1996, brother Earl Bedingfield and sister Joan Boling.

Fri
21
Apr

Vicki (Davenport) Havens

ABERNATHY - Memorial services for Vicki (Davenport) Havens, 78 of Abernathy, were April 14 in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mike O'Donnell, pastor, officiating. Private burial was in the Abernathy Cemetery under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy. Mrs. Havens died at her home in Abernathy April 12, 2017. She was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Lubbock to Buford F. and Dorothy (Chapman) Davenport. She married Richard Havens on Nov. 24, 1956, in Clovis, NM. She was a longtime Abernathy resident, where she raised her family. In the early years of their marriage, they owned and operated the Abernathy Review, which her parents had prior to selling to Richard and Vicki. She was a member of the Monterey Baptist Church for 25 years where she served as the director of Keenagers. She was employed as Activity Director in Stanton at the Stanton Nursing Home and at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Lubbock from 1987 until 2002.

Fri
14
Apr

John Nolan Parker

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. - John Nolan Parker, 55 of Huntsville, Ala, died Mar. 9, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Big Spring to Nolan and Martha Parker of Stanton. He spent his childhood years growing up in Stanton, and later attended college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. After graduation, he worked at White Sands Missile Range in Alamogordo, NM. In 1989, he moved to Huntsville to work for Nichols Research. He also worked for several different contractors until beginning work as a software engineer. He spent 29 years working on the Multiple Launch Rocket System for the US Army Department of Defense. In his 20s, he was a powerlifter, and then added a love for motorcycles in his 30s, with his wife Lona as his steadfast co-pilot. He also loved to travel, explore and work in different countries. His family knows he would have loved to travel with Andrew Zimmern to sample bizarre and exotic foods.

Fri
14
Apr

Terri Rae Graves Rose

BIG SPRING - Terri Rae Graves Rose, 59, died Apr. 9, 2017. She was born Dec. 26, 1957, to Granville and the late Robbie Graves of Stanton. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1976 and was active in band and Sheriff ’s Posse for many years. She loved her life with her horses. She graduated from Midland College with a nursing degree and pursued her love for nursing for many years. She married Kevin Dwayne Rose in September, 1994, becoming a loving housewife and mother. She attended and was involved at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Big Spring. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Rose; son Cody Rose; father Granville Graves of Stanton; brother and his spouse, Craig and Laura Graves of Stanton; sister and her husband Leigh Ann and Kevin Maccanelli of Midland; nephew and his wife, Michael and Katarina Graves of Midland; niece Michelle Graves of Dallas; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, family and friends.

Thu
06
Apr

Juanita Sue Anderson Lindsey

STANTON - Juanita Sue Anderson Lindsey died Mar. 31, 2017, in the Martin County Hospital. She was known as simply “Babe” by her friends in Martin County and West Texas, being the youngest of the three Anderson girls - Anna Lou Robinson and Verla Doggett preceded Babe in death and are now having a big visit and reunion in Heaven. She is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Adrian L. (Bud) Lindsey of Stanton; nieces Doyla Haislip, Diana Doggett, Debra Trantham and nephews Rodney Robinson and Don Robinson. Nita and Bud were married in 1952 in Midland, she working at the Midland County Courthouse and he employed as an engineer at KCRS. They spent 40 years in Midland before moving to Stanton in 1991, living in and restoring her parents’ older home and making that their home for 25 years. Nita being very happy to spend the remainder of her life among friends, nieces and a town of great citizens in Stanton. Babe Lindsey was musically talented.

Fri
24
Mar

Pedro Vasquez Jr.

STANTON - Funeral mass for Pedro Vasquez Jr. of Stanton Texas has been set for 11 am, March 24 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schwertner officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary Vigil will be Mar. 23 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home at 7 pm. He was born Aug. 2, 1970, in Stanton and was a long time resident of Stanton. He died Mar. 21, 2017, in Midland. He is survived by his mother Juanita Vasquez of Stanton; daughter Lorena Vasquez of Stanton; sons Pedro Vasquez III, Gilbert Vasquez, Alejandro Vasquez and Leandro Vasquez, all of Stanton; sisters Diana Vasquez, Lorena Vasquez and Connie Natividad, all of Stanton; grandchildren Jeremiah, Pedro IV, Nevaeh, Dominic, Micklo, Alexander Jr., Josiah, Mia, Renesmae, Chloe, Raymond Jr., Everly and Alaki. He was preceded in death by his father Pedro Vasquez Sr.

Fri
24
Mar

Lillian White

DENVER CITY - Lillian White, 101 of Denver City and formerly of Stanton, died March 19, 2017. Graveside funeral services were March 21 at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton with Rev. David Harp officiating. Mrs. White was born Feb.16, 1916, in Miami, Okla., to Levi P. and Emma Bridgett. She graduated from Miami High School and attended business college in Dunkirk, New York. She married Robert White March 16, 1946, in Parsons, Kansas. She served as secretary for the First Baptist Church in Stanton until her retirement. Mrs. White worked with the Mother’s Day Out program at the church after her retirement and touched the lives of many young children during her work with this program. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Randy Casey of Denver City; and a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of First Baptist Church, P. O.

Thu
16
Mar

Maria Salgado

STANTON - Funeral services for Maria Salgado of Midland are at 11 am, Mar. 17 at Hosanna Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Prayer Service will be at 7 pm, Mar. 16 at the Stanton Memorial Funeral Home. She was born June 3, 1959, in Stanton and was a longtime resident of Stanton. She died Mar. 14, 2017. She is survived by her husband; Felix Salgado Sr. of Midland; sons Felix Salgado Jr. of Stanton, Billy Joe Salgado of Greenwood; daughter Mary Jane Salgado Wagner of Midland; sisters Rachel Chapa of Midland., Reyes Parra of Stanton, Lena Hinojosa of Stanton, Erlinda Barrera of Stanton, Sandra Garcia of Dallas; brothers Marcial Chapa Jr. of Burnet, Valentine Chapa of Burnet, Frank Chapa of Stanton, Andy Chapa of Stanton, Gabriel Chapa of Lamesa, Danny Chapa of Stanton, and six grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Felix Salgado Jr., Billy Salgado, Marcial Chapa Jr., Andy Chapa, Gabriel Chapa and Frank Chapa.

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