Obituaries

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Jan

Wesley “Wes” Edward Henson

BIG SPRING - Wesley “Wes” Edward Henson was born July 21, 1953, in Big Spring. He died on Jan. 1, 2018, at the age of 64. A graveside service was Jan. 4, at the Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. He was the son of Jesse Edward Henson and the late Juanita Janice Henson. After graduating Stanton High School in 1971 he joined the United States Navy Seabees where he learned the trade of an electrician. He was honorably discharged as an E5. Along with his many honors one of his most cherished memories was being chosen as an honorary pallbearer for baseball player Dizzy Dean in Wiggins, Mississippi. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1978, he married the love of his life and best friend of 39 years Tressa Ann Hull. The Lord blessed them with three beautiful daughters, Ashley Harris and husband, TJ, Marisha Hodges and husband Micheal, and Daisha Morrison. They made their home in Sonora, where he worked for Sonora ISD. He enjoyed deer and varmint hunting in “Ol” Red.

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05
Jan

Christine M. Church

STANTON - Christine M. Church, 89 of Stanton, died on Jan. 1, 2018, in Odessa. The family will receive friends on Jan. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. She was born on Oct. 21, 1928, to Ethel Nora and Fred E. Alexander in O’Donnell. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1947. She married her beloved Douglas Texas Church on July 20, 1947. She was a homemaker, serving her family and her church as wife of a pastor and farmer, mother of three and nursemaid to many family members. She and Doug ministered to many youth at Camp Ziyoca youth camps and hosted exchange students, Alberto Rueda and Thea Verhoef in their home. Christine, known as Mama Chris, famous for her signature Brownies made with her home grown pecans, loved family, cooking and music.

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05
Jan

Marshall Dolph Huffman

FORT WORTH - Marshall Dolph Huffman, 84, died on Dec. 31, 2017, in Fort Worth, but his heart remained in his beloved West Texas and wide-open spaces until the very end. A Memorial Service will be Jan. 5 at 1 pm at University Christian Church, Dr., Fort Worth with the Rev. Clark Ford officiating. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his name to The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, 1723 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, Texas, 76110, or a West Texas organization of your choice. He was born at home in Tokio, outside Brownfield, Mar. 19, 1933, to Oleta Marshall Huffman and Garland L. Huffman. He attended school in Brownfield, Marfa and Kermit .He graduated from Stanton High School in 1951 as class president. He was part of the most successful group of athletes in Stanton High School history who won championship trophies in football basketball, baseball and track. Following high school, he worked in home construction in Midland until entering the U.S.

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05
Jan

Loie Edward Badgett

ANDREWS - Loie Edward Badgett, 77 of Andrews, died on Dec. 31, 2017, surrounded by his family in Midland. Funeral services were Jan. 4, 2018, Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Midland. He was born on Jan. 30, 1940, to Averill and Hester Badgett in Stanton. He was a good ‘ole country boy with a kind soul, who never met a stranger. He grew up in Martin County and was a true Stanton Buffalo. He played football and basketball and was a great athlete. He owned and operated his own business for the last 35+ years. Badgett Construction and Maintenance, where he took great pride in his work. His pride and joy was his tractors, and oh how he loved operating his tractors. He worked for Chevron Pipeline for 11 years and retired. Working to live was his choice of fulfillment. He has been a member at Alamo Heights Baptist Church for many years. He loved old western movies and watched them over and over again. He was a big John Wayne fan and had a Will Rogers Personality.

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29
Dec

Jerene Oleta Darden Baker

STANTON - Jerene Oleta Darden Baker, 68 of Stanton, died on Dec. 26, 2017. She was surrounded by family in her home after a courageous fight with cancer. She was the beloved wife of her childhood best friend and sweetheart, Sammy Baker of Haskell. She was born Jan. 2, 1949, in Haskell, and was the daughter of the late Henry and Ordria Darden. She graduated Haskell High School in 1967 and then graduated nursing school in Stamford. She and Sammy Baker were united in marriage on Nov. 23, 1968, in Haskell. Together with her husband, they started a business in Stanton. She is survived by her husband, Sammy Baker of Stanton; two children, Brian Baker and wife Lesley of Stanton, Karrie Mitchell and husband John of Stanton; six grandchildren, Bailey Beard, Kelby Baker, Cory Yater, Morgan Latham, Alyssa Yater and Madeline Baker; and one great grandchild, George Truett Beard IV. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Joan Meier. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Dec.

Fri
29
Dec

Pearl Kingston Armstrong

ACKERLY - Pearl Kingston Armstrong, 83 of Ackerly, died on Dec. 24, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services were Dec. 28, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Derrick Looney officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park. She was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Nolan County, and married Howard Armstrong on July 4, 1952, in Lamesa.

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29
Dec

Feliz Cazares

STANTON - Funeral Mass for Feliz Cazares will be at 11 am Dec. 29 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stanton. Rosary will be at 7pm Dec. 28 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cazares, 46 of Stanton, was born Aug. 8, 1971, and died Dec. 25, 2017. He worked for Aquascape as a landscaper for many years. He is preceded in death by his mother Amelia (Mable) Cazares and father Luis (Chino) Cazares. He is survived by his daughter Audriana Cazares; sons Luis Antonio Cazares and David Angel Cazares; sisters Gloria Marquez and Alicia Sharp; brother Julio Cazares; grandchildren Miya Rose Loschiavo, Josiah Michael Bermea and Evelyn Mable Cazares.

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29
Dec

David Hinojosa

STANTON - Funeral services for David Hinojosa will be at 11 am, Dec. 30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton with Father Tim Schwertner officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be Dec. 29 at 7 pm at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. He was born Oct. 24, 1979, in Big Spring and died Dec. 27, 2017. He worked in construction. He is survived by his wife Maria Martinez; mother Gloria Rios of Stanton, father Favian Hinojosa of Stanton, grandmother Hercilia Rios of Stanton; daughters Destiny Hinojosa of Ennis, and Cecila Hinojosa of Dallas; sons Ricky Cardona of Atlanta, GA., and David Hinojosa of Ennis; sisters Teresa Ornelas o f Bardwell, Vanessa Armendarez of Big Spring, Felicia Hinojosa of Houston, Vennesa Leigh Hinojosa, and Vannesa Ann Hinojosa both of Stanton; Favian Hinojosa Jr.

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22
Dec

Robert Orson

ODESSA - Robert Orson, 70 of Andrews, died Dec. 13, 2017 in Odessa. Family and friends gathered to celebrate his life on Dec. 18, at McNett Funeral Home Chapel in Andrews. Interment followed in the Andrews West Cemetery. He was born on Feb. 5, 1947 in Tarzan, to William Noel Orson and Bernell Maree Johnson Orson. He was raised in Tarzan, Stanton, Grady, and graduated from Midland High School in 1965. He graduated from electrician school, and received his union card. Being union, he would move where the work was. He moved to Andrews in 1972 and started Orson Electric until his retirement in 2000. He was married by his father, who was a Justice of the Peace, on Dec. 29, 1988 at the Orson Ranch in Andrews to Loretta Jane Garland. He was very proud to be taking care of the Orson Ranch, which turned over 100 years. He was well known for training apprentices and teaching them the electrical trade. He loved his pecan trees, gardening, canning, baking, and cooking.

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22
Dec

G P Harrell, Jr., “Tooter”

BIG SPRING - G P Harrell, Jr., “Tooter”, of Kingsland, formerly of Stanton, died Dec. 17, 2017 in Big Spring. Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Dec. 21, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20, at the Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton. He was born Mar. 14, 1952 in Stanton, to G P and Gene Harrell. He was preceded in death by his parents. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1970. He farmed in the Courtney area for many years. He bred and raised game chickens, enjoyed cooking and holding family bar-b-ques and gatherings at his home. He is remembered as being big hearted and kind to all.

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