Obituaries

Fri
08
Sep

Harriett Higgins

MIDLAND - Harriett Higgins was born to R.S. and Esther Higgins on July 9, 1934 in El Paso and died Sept. 2, 2017. The family moved to Martin County in 1945. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1952. She attended the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing in 1955, received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the Marillac College in 1960, and was a part of the first class of Family Nurse Practitioners at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She was a member of the Daughters of Charity from 1955 to 1983 and served in their hospitals and clinics in Texas, Missouri, Tennessee and in Japan for six years. She returned to Midland in 1983 where she worked as an FNP for the Midland Family Physicians and at Midland Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 2001. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Betty Marie, brother R.S. Higgins, Jr. and two nephews.

Fri
08
Sep

Filiberto (Pache) Hinojosa

STANTON - Filiberto Hinojosa, of Stanton, died Aug. 31, 2017. Funeral services were Sept. 5, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was Sept. 3 and 4, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. He was born Oct. 25, 1951 in Stanton. He married and raised his five children in Stanton. He was a US Army Vietnam Veteran. He also worked in the oilfield for many years. He is preceded in death by his wife Elziria (Elsie) Hinojosa; parents Filiberto Sr. and Elida Hinojosa; brothers Epifanio Hinojosa Sr. and Domingo Hinojosa and sisters Esmeralda Casteneda and Josephina Hewetty. He is survived by his daughters Corene Hinojosa of Stanton, and Tina Hinojosa of Big Spring; sons Philip Hinojosa and wife Tara of Greenwood, Andrew Hinojosa and wife Sandy of Big Spring, and Anthony Hinojosa of Stanton; sister Angie Aguirre of Stanton; brothers Favian Hinojosa Sr.

Fri
01
Sep

Deatra Juel Allred Smeltzer

STANTON - Graveside services for Deatra Juel Allred Smeltzer of Stanton were Aug. 21 at Evergreen Cemetary in Stanton. She was born Nov. 19, 1961, and died Aug. 18, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Jack and Dorothy Allred of Stanton; sisters Brenda Bracken and brother-in-law Bobby of Brownwood, Melissa Booth of Odessa; brother Rusty and sister-in-law Melinda Allred of Graham and Sparky and sister-in-law Kelly Allred of Stanton. Arrangements were made under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

Fri
18
Aug

Bertina Denise Young

MIDLAND - Memorial services for Bertina Denise Young of Midland have been set for 10 am, Aug. 18 at First Baptist Church in Stanton with Rev. George Bell officiating. A wake was Aug. 16 at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. She was born July 14, 1966, and died Aug. 12, 2017. She worked for Church’s Chicken in Midland for many years. She is survived by her husband Billy Ray Wright of Midland; daughter Latrina Young of Midland; son Courtney Wright Sr. of Des Moines, Iowa; sisters Brenda Young of Rankin and Jennifer Bueno of Odessa; brother Joseph Young of Oklahoma City, and eight grandchildren. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Stacey Young, Courtney Wright, Jaime Martinez, Christopher Diaz, Adrian Young and Xavier Young. Arrangements are under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

Fri
11
Aug

Mateo Salgado Valles

STANTON - Funeral Services for Mateo Salgado Valles of Stanton, were Aug. 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton with Monsignor Schwertner officiating. A Rosary vigil was Aug. 6, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. Mr. Valles was born Sep. 21, 1946 in Stanton, and died on August 3, 2017. He is survived by his daughters, Tammy Valles Flores, Tina Valles and Genny Valles all from Ft. Worth; one son, Rey Matthew Valles of Ft. Worth; two sisters, Josephina Garza of Dallas, Maria Elena Valles of Stanton; two brothers, Chavel Valles and Augustine Valles both of Midland; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Raymond Flores, Diamon Garza, Freddy Diaz, Bruce Valles, Cruz Salgado, Felix Salgado Sr. and Mike Gonzalez. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home & Chapel.

Fri
28
Jul

David Bryan Thompson

TYLER - David Bryan Thompson, 95, formerly of Stanton, died July 21, 2017, in the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler. Graveside services were July 24 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. He was born Oct. 20, 1921, in Caddo, to John Henry and Jessie Everett Thompson and married Winnie Irene Gardner on Oct. 11, 1942, in Colorado Springs, CO. She preceded him in death on Sep. 12, 2006. He lived in Stanton 52 years prior to moving to Hideaway in 2014. He served in the US Army from 1942 to 1946 and retired from John L. Cox in 1991, after having worked in the oilfield for over 37 years. He had an exceptional memory and delighted his loving family and friends with many stories of his lifetime experiences from boyhood, WWII, hunting, fishing and the oilfield. Those stories got bigger and better as the years went by.

Fri
28
Jul

Delmer Skelton

GRANBURY - Delmer “Gene” Skelton, 86, of Granbury, died July 20, 2017. Services were July 22, at Martin’s Funeral Home Chapel in Granbury. Interment followed at Granbury Cemetery. He was born in Midland on Nov. 30, 1930, to Delmer Eugene and Beatrice Skelton, Sr. He married Norma Adams and had three children. He was a retired business owner. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister and his son, Brien Skelton. Survivors include his wife, Norma Skelton; daughter, Lori Saunders and husband, Sid; son, Jason Skelton and wife, Jennifer; grandchildren, Jackson, Mia and Owen Skelton, Rachel Skelton, Heather Macias and husband, Alberto; great grandchildren, Mateo and Araceli Macias and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Martin’s Funeral Home

Fri
28
Jul

Rufino Hernandez

STANTON - Rufino (Fino) Hernandez, 56 of Stanton, died July 23, 2017, at his residence. Graveside services were July 25, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. He was born July 1, 1961, and lived in Stanton most of his life. He was best described as kind hearted, hardworking and honest. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1980 then later went to work for John Deere for nearly 35 years until the company closed. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by three sisters and three brothers: Leonor Arizmendi (Marco), Raul Hernandez (Socorro), Joe Hernandez, Leticia McKenzie (Dayle), Mary Green (Jerry), Sylvia Escarsega (Juan). He had numerous nephews and nieces that he loved dearly and they loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents Raul and Josefa Hernandez and his grandparents on both of his parents’ side. Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

Mon
24
Jul

Lynda Mercer Hagan Harbold

SHERMAN - Lynda Mercer Hagan Harbold, 77, died July 15, 2017, after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was born to Emmett and Mae Mercer on Dec. 27, 1939, in Owensboro, Kentucky and moved to Texas in 1969. She loved to travel. She and her beloved husband Edward Harbold were full time RVers and were blessed to travel to many parts of the world; she said Alaska was her favorite place. She loved to camp and enjoyed many camping trips with her sisters and their families and with her children. She cherished spending time with her family. She spent most of her professional life working for Farmers Home Administration and Alpha Management. She was a willing volunteer and she and Ed were long time volunteers at CARE, an assisted living facility for full time RVers. She enjoyed taking care of others.

Fri
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.

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