Obituaries

Fri
20
Apr

Eva Navarrette Valles

STANTON - Funeral mass for Eva Navarrette Valles will be Apr. 20 at 10 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Rosary will be at 7 tonight at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. She was born Aug. 13, 1933, in Barrancos, Mexico and died Apr. 17, 2018. She will be truly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Chon Valles and daughter Hortencia Guevera. She is survived by her daughter Sheila Martinez and husband Felix of Midland; sisters Juana Salagado of Stanton, Antonia Montez of Monahans, Hermila Gonzales of Monahans, Faustina Nunez of Arizona, Dominga Mejia of Arizona, Anita Ramirez of Odessa; brothers Santos Navarrette, Ramon Navarrette and Adan Navarrette all of Arizona, 11 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers are Mike Ybarra Jr., Mike Ybarra III, Donny Ybarra, Lorenzo Ybarra, Brian Carrasco Sr., and Brian Carrasco Jr.

Fri
20
Apr

Curtis Dale Becker

STANTON - Curtis Dale Becker, 56 of Stanton, died Apr. 9, 2018, at his residence. Funeral service was Apr. 16, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating. Burial with military honors followed at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. He was born Mar. 17, 1962, in Big Spring to Blanche McCluskey Becker and Jack E. Becker, Sr. He grew up in Big Spring but had also lived in Martin and Midland counties as well. He served 33 years in the Army Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan. He served 25 years in law enforcement starting in 1981 with the Stanton Police Department and then for the Big Spring Police Department. In 1984, he joined Texas Department of Public Safety and was sergeant over Andrews, Big Spring and Ozona. In 1994, he became a Texas Ranger, serving in Midland and Ozona. In recent years, he was a deputy for Midland County. He was a Baptist.

Fri
20
Apr

Dan Foreman

STANTON - Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and husband Dan Foreman was a humble, modest man of great strength and faith who loved the Lord and his family. He was born Sep.. 27, 1937, to Mayme Webb Foreman and S. J. Foreman in Big Spring, and grew up on the family farm in Lenorah. He graduated from Stanton High School and continued his higher education. His father not only farmed but also was postmaster which was in their home. He grew up in the U.S. Post Office which later became his career for 46 years. He loved helping others and served as a volunteer in several charitable organizations from delivering Meals on Wheels to helping build Habitat homes. He enjoyed studying the Bible and being involved in serving in the church. He loved to be with his family and took pride in all their accomplishments from sports, music, education or just “chinching around” as a family hiking in Ruidoso or sitting on the front porch playing dominoes at the McRae cabin.

Fri
13
Apr

Chris Hambleton

TARZAN - Chris Hambleton, 70 of Tarzan died Apr. 5, 2018, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services were Apr. 9, at the First Baptist Church Tarzan. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. He was born Oct. 8, 1947, in Corsicana, and married Sue Arterbury Dec. 10, 1976 in Fritch. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Springfield during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1971. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later received his Professional Engineering license so he could do consulting work. Chris worked for Phillips Petroleum for four years and for Mobil Oil Company for 20 years, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed gardening. Survivors include his wife, Sue Hambleton of Tarzan; one son, Philip Hambleton of Stanton; one daughter, Kristyn Sanders and husband, Steven of Tarzan; and four grandchildren, Charlie Sanders, Nathan Sanders, Wolfgang Sanders and Willow Sanders.

Fri
13
Apr

Victor Manuel Gonzalez

HOUSTON - Victor Manuel Gonzalez, 55 of Houston, died at his home Apr. 7, 2018. He was born Nov. 8, 1962, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He was raised in Stanton, and graduated from Stanton High School with Honors. He continued his education and received an Engineering Degree from Texas Tech University and his MBA from SMU. He was employed with the City of Houston as an Executive Analyst with the Legal Department, where he will be missed. He is preceded by his parents, Bruno and Piedad Gonzalez; and a brother, Alfonso Reyes. He is survived by eight sisters, Herminia Gonzalez of Stanton, Evangelina Williams (Allen) of Helena, AL, Leticia Madrid (Gustavo) of Odessa, Macrina Gonzalez (Sergio) of McAllen, Rosa George of Stanton, Maria Martinez (Mario) of Grand Prairie, Ignacia Gonzalez and Juana Gonzalez of Mexico; two brothers, Joe R. Gonzalez (Mary Jane) of Stanton, Jose Concepcion Gonzalez (Berta) of San Antonio; and many nephews and nieces who loved him and will miss him.

Fri
30
Mar

Roger Dale Scoggins

STANTON - Roger Dale Scoggins, 64, died Mar. 26, 2018. Services were Mar. 29. He was born on Mar. 15, 1954, to Calvin and Shirley Presley Scoggins in Stanton. He served in the US Navy from 1973 to 1983, working as an electrician after his discharge from the service. He enjoyed playing golf, helping the elderly, and attending submarine conventions. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Scoggins; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Henry Webb, his brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Lois Scoggins; nephews, Phillip and wife Nicki and their daughter, Jaiden, Kyle Beckman and daughter Rheonna, Jimmy Beckman and wife Angie and their daughters Emma, Sage, Sydney; niece Stephanie and her son Nickoli and daughter Zoe; grandsons Trey Barger, Jaime Toliver, and Jenny Cheek; great-grandson Tanner Barger; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Calvin Scoggins and his grandson Tanner Barger.

Fri
23
Mar

George W. (Tee) Knox

TARZAN - George W. Knox of Tarzan died peacefully at his ranch home on Thursday afternoon, Mar. 15, 2018. “Tee” as his friends and family knew him, was born on May 18, 1928, in Midland. Tee was a dedicated rancher and cowman all of his life. He dearly loved ranching, ranch conservation, and Hereford cattle and steer shows. He raised many champion steers that were exhibited at the major shows in Texas. Mr. Knox graduated from high school in Midland and from college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM with a degree in animal husbandry including a 3.5 grade point average. He is also a past president of the Texas Hereford Association. Tee is survived by his daughter, Kathy Knox Buchholz and spouse Gary, of Waxahachie, as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. There was a visitation at Ellis Funeral Home on Mar. 18. A funeral service was in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel Mar. 19 with Rev. Kelly Inman officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Fri
16
Mar

Jeremy Lee Jackson

ARTESIA, NM - Jeremy Lee Jackson, 48 of Artesia, New Mexico, formerly of Knott, died Mar. 11, 2018, in a San Angelo nursing home. Funeral services were Mar. 15 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Park. He was born Jan. 28, 1970, in Big Spring and married Rachelle Ringener Dec. 6, 1997, in Big Spring. He graduated from Ackerly High School in 1989.He had worked various jobs in the oil field and was currently working for Reef Chemical Company. He loved Texas Tech football and tailgating, NASCAR and golf. Survivors include his wife, Rachelle Jackson of San Angelo; three children, Victoria Ringener, Cameron Jackson and Shelby Jackson all of San Angelo; one grandson, Levi Ringener; his mother, Ethel Richardson of Morton; his father, Mike Jackson of Galveston; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, W. T.

Fri
09
Mar

Weyland Royce Mullins

SEAGRAVES - Memorial services for Weyland Royce Mullins, 82, of Seagraves were Mar. 7, at First Baptist Church in Seagraves with Kalith Brown, Truman Hayes and Jerold Baldwin officiating. Services were under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seagraves. He died Mar. 4, in Seagraves. He was born June 26, 1935, in Eden, to Seymour and Agnes Mullins. He married Judy Stroud Mar. 10, 1965, in Stanton. He served in the United States Army, was a member of the Church of Christ, earned a degree in Agronomy from Texas Tech University, was a farmer and was employed by Gaines County Precinct 1. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seymour and Agnes Mullins, and a son Kelly Erwin Mullins in 1966. He is survived by his wife, Judy Mullins of Seagraves; two sons, Jeffrey Mullins of Muleshoe and Vincent Mullins and wife, Tracie of Dixon, Tennessee; two daughters, Gayla Campbell and husband, Matthew, and Carman Mullins and Jimmy Gill all of Seagraves; two brothers, S.L.

Fri
02
Mar

Russell August Blumentritt

MIDLAND - Russell August Blumentritt, 90 of Midland, died Feb. 3, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born Mar. 31, 1927, in Runnels County, he attended Wall School, and graduated from San Angelo High School, with proud moments scoring touchdowns for the Bob cat’s football team. He earned an Associate degree from San Angelo College, and both a Bachelor's degree in Geology and Master's degree in Geophysics from Texas Tech. He began his petroleum career well sitting in West Texas with Geolog, followed by employment at Core Laboratories in Dallas. He extended his career into geophysics working with Geophysical Services, Inc. (GSI), the original parent company of Texas Instruments. Following retirement from Chevron in 1992, he worked in petroleum consulting for several years, he then went back to his farm roots and worked in the federal program for cotton boll weevil eradication in Stanton and Garden City until the age of 82 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam A.

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