Obituaries

Thu
26
Jan

Milton Ray Anderson

SEMINOLE - Memorial services for Milton Ray Anderson, age 72 of Seminole will be Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at West Side Church of Christ with Brother Leo Copeland officiating and Chris Jones and Carl Anderson assisting. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Jan. 29 at Boyer Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. Anderson, born Nov. 21, 1944, died peacefully at his nursing home in Midland January 21, 2017, at the age of 72. He was born in Stanton to Raymond and Elsie Anderson. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1964. He briefly attended Sul Ross State University, served in the Army for a few years, and then began his career as a cotton farmer in Gaines County. He would later move to Stanton and work as a Lease Operator (Pumper) in Martin County. He eventually moved back to Seminole, and retired from Gaines County.

Thu
26
Jan

Virginia Smith Johnson

STANTON - Virginia Smith Johnson died Jan. 20, 2017. She was born April 4, 1932, in Kennett, Missouri to James and Edyth Kimbrell. She was married to Jerry Dale Smith, until his passing in 1984. She was mother to nine children, Linda Laird, Syndi Calhoun, James Allen Richardson and Robert Strickland all of Midland, David Strickland of Houston and Christy Stowe of Brownwood; 19 grandkids; and 31 great-grandkids. She was preceded in death by three of her children, Larry Richardson, Diane Richardson and Billy Strickland; her parents; and five brothers and four sisters. Graveside services were Jan. 25 at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton with Pastor Bob Miller and Pastor Mike Hanks officiation. Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com

Fri
20
Jan

Lance Taylor

MIDLAND - Lance Taylor, 47 of Midland, died Jan. 12, 2017, in a Stanton hospital.

Funeral services wwere Jan. 17 at the Solid Rock Fellowship Out West in Midland with Derrick Looney officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

He was born Sep. 24, 1969, in Midland. He attended Midland High School and had worked for various companies in the oil field. He loved sports, especially the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Josh Taylor of Austin; two daughters, Katie Palarez of Austin and DeNae Kuhlman of Midland; a grandson, Eli Kuhlman; his father, Larry Taylor of Cisco; his mother, Lorna Smith of Midland; two brothers, Jody Taylor and Jason Taylor both Midland; a niece, Jordin Taylor; and two nephews, Gage Taylor and Aiden Bolinger.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chester Taylor, Queenie Brown and Ray and Ruth Reynolds.

Fri
20
Jan

James Richard Currie

GLASSCOCK COUNTY - James Richard Currie, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather died Jan. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in San Angelo to the late Stephen Calverley Currie and Mary Dimple Cox Currie. He came home to the ranch in Glasscock County where he lived for 88 years.

He attended Texas Tech University and University of Texas. In 1951, he entered the Army and served as a military police instructor at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. That same year he married the love of his life, Jimmie Ruth Hayes.

He was an avid rancher, hunter, fisherman, and golfer. When he was not at the ranch, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and studying the Word of God.

Fri
20
Jan

Nicolas Flores

STANTON - Funeral mass for Nicolas Flores of Stanton was Jan. 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Timothy Schwertner officiating. Interment was at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 20, 1932 in San Carlos, Mexico. He passed away Jan. 16, 2017, in Stanton. He was a farmer for many years.

He is survived by his daughters Guadalupe Flores and Rosie Hamilton of Stanton; sons Jose Flores of Midland, Freddy Flores of Stanton, Nicholas (Nick) Flores of Midland; sisters; Romana Morales of Santa Maria, and Catalina Mora of Reynosa, Mexico; brothers Gregorio Flores Beaumont, Cleofas Flores of Guadalupe, Mexico; brother in law Feliciano Camacho of Midland; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Nicolas was preceded in death by his wife Jacinta Camacho Flores and son Javier Flores.

Fri
06
Jan

Rosalia Barraza

BIG SPRING - Rosalia Barraza, 97 of Big Spring died Jan. 1, 2017, in a local hospital.

Services was Jan. 5 at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Aug. 13, 1919, in La Union, N.M. and married Marcelo Barraza Nov. 2, 1936, in Ackerly, where they made their home. She was a homemaker and also helped on the farm.

He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1999. Mrs. Barraza enjoyed all kinds of arts and crafts and was known for her contagious smile.

She is survived by two sons, Joaquin Barraza and wife Mary of Ackerly, and Eduardo Barraza and wife Barbara of Tula Rosa, N.M.; four daughters, Celia Rehm of Jacksonville, Fla., Ofelia Estes and husband Kenneth of Bovina, and Elia Cowley of Big Spring; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Fri
30
Dec

Ruby Nell Patton

MIDLAND - Ruby Nell Robinson Patton, 77 of Odessa, died Dec. 24, 2016, in Midland.

Funeral services were Dec. 28, at Belmont Baptist Church with Kerry Peacock officiating. Arrangements were by American Heritage Funeral Home.

She was born in Brownwood to Walton and Vida Wells Robinson on Aug. 1, 1939. She graduated from Stanton High School. She married Robert Edward Patton in June of 1960 in Stanton.

She worked as a Job Coach for Mental Heath and Mental Retardation (M.H.M.R.) for several years before she retired. She was involved in so many organizations including Women's Business Association (W.B.A.), Take Off Pounds Safely (TOPS)/ Keep Off Pounds Successfully (KOPS), the Permian Basin Fair and Expo, she sold AVON for over 40 years, and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America with her grandsons.

She is preceded in death by her parents Walton and Vida Robinson and her ex-husband Robert Patton.

Fri
30
Dec

Joe Lee Barber

STANTON - Joe Lee Barber, 72 of Stanton, died Dec. 21, 2016, in a local hospital. Memorial services were Dec. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Stanton with Rev. David Harp officiating.

He was born Mar. 30, 1944, in Midland and married Cleta Hayes Dec. 21, 1963, in Stanton. She preceded him in death Aug. 24, 2013.

He worked for Caprock Electric as a meter reader and Sharyland as a customer service representative.

He is survived by his daughter, Joanna Barber of Stanton, two grandchildren, Stephen Sisson and wife Lyndsey Kelly of Stanton and James Barber; one great grandchild, Isabelle Sisson; two brothers, Jerry Barber and wife Shelley Keller of Mesa, Arizona and Robert Earl Barber of Charlottesville, Virginia; two sisters, Nadean Barber and Margaret Shannon and husband Billy all of Midland.

In addition to his wife he was also preceded in death by a brother Bill Barber, Jr. and parents, Bill and Josephine (Tafalla) Barber.

Thu
22
Dec

Trinidad Rubio Jr.

CALDWELL - Trinidad Rubio Jr., 77 of Caldwell and formerly of Stanton, died Dec. 17, 2016. Mass of a Christian burial was Dec. 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Rosary was recited Dec. 21 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. Reverend Bernard Hung was the celebrant and burial followed at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1939, in Robstown to Trinidad Rubio Sr. and Petra (Tanguma) Rubio. He was a welder by trade and was considered a skilled carpenter. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather, spending time with his family was his greatest joy in life. He was also a talented musician, playing many instruments.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Rubio; both parents, Trinidad and Petra Rubio Sr.; a daughter, Maria Rubio; a son-inlaw, Raul Frausto; two sisters, Amelia Rubio and Emila Olguin; and two brothers, Frank Rubio and Pollo Rubio.

Thu
22
Dec

Jesus Hernandez

STANTON - Funeral services for Jesus Hernandez of Stanton have been set for 11 am, Dec. 22 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel in Stanton with Pastor Rojolio Gomez officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

He was born June 19, 1934, in San Juan de Guadalupe, Durango, Mexico and died Dec. 20, 2016.

He is preceded in death by his wife Manuela Hernandez.

He is survived by his daughters Maria G. Hernandez of Stanton, and Elida Hernandez of Durango, Mexico; sons Manuel de Jesus Hernandez of Coahuila, Mexico and Hector Hernandez of Stanton; sisters Josefina Hernandez of Midland, Victoria Hernandez of Houston, Concepcion Hernandez and Paula Hernandez of Durango, Mexico, Victoriano Hernandez of Piedras Negras, Mexico and Leon Hernandez of Stanton.

He is also survived by 18 grandchildren 31 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

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