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Billie Broome
Billie Dee Broome
Billie Dee Broome, age 69, of Kermit, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born Saturday, June 10, 1933 in Pampa, TX to the late Ted and Juanita (Harrell) Edmondson. On June 19, 1954, she married Thomas Lee Broome in Jal, NM. He preceded her in death in 1991. They are now reunited in the house of the Lord.

A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Billie had resided in Kermit for 50 years. She worked as a dietician at the hospital cafeteria and was a member of the Church of God in Kermit.

She is survived by her Three Daughters: Nita Anne Clements of Eunice, NM, Gwen Ballard of Pasadena, Texas, and Brenda Barron of Wink, Texas; Three Sons: Teddy Joe Frie of Wink, Texas, William Thomas Broome of Fairview, Kansas and Thomas Elvin Broome of Kermit, Texas; One Brother: Ted Edmondson of Bedford, Texas; Thirteen grandchildren: Tracey Mitchell, Shawna Barron, Billie Nell Kniseley, Kelly Frie, Brandy McKinzie, Bobby Joe Broome, Jennifer Broome, Jackie Broome, Tommy Joe Frie, Timothy Clements, Shane Barron and Carla Broome and Fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, William Thomas Broome.

Pallbearers are Teddy Joe Frie, Tommy Frie, Joey Clements, Tim Clements, Marshall Mitchell and Shane Barron. Honorary Pallbearer is William Thomas Broome.

Funeral service is scheduled at 10:00 AM, Friday, March 28, 2003 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Pastor Eddie Cotton officiating. Interment will be follow at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit.

Robert Leaman Williams
Robert Leaman Williams
Robert Leaman Williams, age 86, of Kermit, passed away Monday, March 31, 2003, at the Kermit Healthcare Center. A ten year resident of Kermit, he was born Thursday, June 29, 1916 in Memphis, TX to the late W.E. Williams and Sudie Francis Apple. He was a retired manufacturer in the aerospace industry and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Robert served as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force during World War II, he also served in the Navy.

He is survived by his three Daughters: Ottie Francis Dollins of Glenheights, TX, Susan Neighbors of Healdton, OK, and Rose Smith of Canyon, TX; One Son: Robert Michael Williams of England; One Sister: Roselyn Williams of Kermit; One niece: Suetta Lemmon of Kermit; One nephew: J. Richard Lemmon of Dallas. Seven Grandchildren; Seven Great-Grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He is also survived by a dearly loved caregiver, Diane Harris.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Jane and by three daughters, Sandra Latham, Carolyn Williams and Susan Williams.

Pallbearers are Jerry Fullen, Stanley Mulsow, Red Segars, Bill White, Ken Mays and A. L. Ward.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Tom Reynolds officiating. Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Fairview Cemetery in Memphis, TX.

Donald L. Tomson

Mr. Donald Lee Tomson, loving husband and dad, departed from his Earth family to be united with his Heavenly family on Friday, April 4, 2003, after a brief bout with cancer. He was 69.

Donald was born on Thursday, December 28, 1933, in Saint Joseph, Missouri, to the late George and Buelah (Hughes) Tomson. He was mayor of Wink for several years, where he spent his career working for Chevron Pipeline USA as an Electrical Technician and raising his family. After living in Colorado for a short time, he returned to West Texas. Before retiring, he enjoyed managing the Winkler County Pro Shop and golfing almost daily. As a Christian, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kermit.

Donald married Dorothy Zikuhr on June 10, 1960 in Eagle Lake, TX. He Served in the U.S. Army

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy Tomson of Kermit; a daughter, Cindy Duke and son-in-law Kevin of Pecos; six grandchildren: Tye and Trey Edwards and Nathan and Coe Duke of Pecos, and Zachary and Marissa Tomson of Stamford; a sister, Lucille Alvis of San Angelo; a sister-in-law Wanda Tomson of Houston and Brandy.

He was preceded in death by his son David Lee Tomson and a brother Joseph F. Tomson.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at First United Methodist Church in Kermit with Rev. Beth Harrington officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Pallbearers are Jack Marshall, Otis Marshall, Tennis Collins, Sam Cates, Corey Cates and Howard McKay.

Nico Lara
Mrs. Nico Lara, age 69, of Kermit, passed away Friday, April 18, 2003, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Nico was born Saturday, September 16, 1933 to the late Sylvester and Longina (Valenzuela) Gomez in Presidio, TX. She married Alvino Lara in 1950 in Kermit.

Mrs. Lara was a home maker and a resident of Kermit for 60 years and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Alvino, of 53 years; One Son: Jose Gutierrez of Kermit; One Sister: Santos Madrid of Kermit; Five grandchildren and Fifteen great-grandchildren.

Rosary was held Sunday, April 20, 2003 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass of Chrisitian Burial was held Monday, April 21, 2003 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit.

Pallbearers were Jose Guiterrez, Ruben Guiterrez, Noah Guiterrez, Jose Bustamante, Marty Belcourt and Willie Whiteside.

Jewell Ester Taylor
Jewell Ester (Lee) Taylor
Mrs. Jewell Ester (Lee) Taylor, age 87, passed away Monday morning, April 21, 2003, at Kermit Healthcare Center in Kermit.

A former long-time resident of Sweetwater, Mrs. Taylor had lived in Wink for the past 10 years. Mrs. Taylor was born Monday, January 31, 1916, in Sweetwater, the daughter of George Washington Lee and Katie May Sandifer.

Jewell and Truman Taylor were married on August 20, 1934, in Nolan County, TX. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1977. Jewell and Truman were organizers of the Central Baptist Church of Sweetwater.

Survivors include one daugher: Mrs. Bill (Margaret) Beckham of Wink; Nine grandchildren: including Denise Hanna and Deana Tippin, both of Wink; Tom Beckham of Midland; Tammy Quillicy of Mesquite; and Jim Bob Taylor, Michael Taylor, Lee Taylor, Crystal Taylor and David Martindale; Several great-grandchildren: including Jolee Hanna of Midland, Zach Hanna of Wink and Christen Beckham and Peyton Beckham, both of Midland.

Pallbearers will be Kelby Robertson, Dale Carman, Jimmy Bisang, Bill Voyles, Terry Warren and Bud Ware, all of Wink. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry McCallister, Eldon Price and James Smith, all of Wink; and Mike Fostel of Kermit.

Mrs. Taylor was also preceded in death by one daughter, Evelyn Marcelle Martindale and one son, James Lee Taylor.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 23, at First Baptist Church in Wink with Rev. Gary Redwine, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater at 3 pm Wednesday.

Maria Garcia
Maria J. Garcia
Mrs. Maria Jesus Garcia, age 48, of Kermit, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2003, in Devine, TX. Mrs. Garcia was born September 26, 1954 in Pecos, TX to Brigido H. and Jesus M. (Hernandez) Garcia.

Mrs. Garcia was employed by Kermit Heath Care Center and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband Serafin Sanchez; Three Daughters: Theresa Garcia of Utah, Ruby Sapien of Utah, and Sylvia & Husband Joel L. Trevino of Andrews; Three Sisters: Ambrosia Luna and Juanita Garcia both of Dallas, and Leonor Garcia of Phoenix, AZ; Four Brothers: Jesse H Garcia and Rafael J Garcia both of Kermit, Manuel H Garcia of Portales, NM and Ernesto Garcia of Andrews; Ten Grandchildren: Briana Garcia, Emmanuel Christopher Garcia, Michael Anthony Garcia, Dominique Marie Sapien, Ramon Sapien III, Mia Garcia, Alex Sapien all of Utah, Ethan Isac Sapien, Joel Louis Trevino Jr., Richard Alexander Trevino all of Andrews.

Rosary was held at 8:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2003 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, with Demetrio Peneda officiating. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 AM, Friday, April 25, 2003 at St Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Waiwood officiating. Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.

Tyllere Jordan Frie   Spiderman
Tyllere Jordan Frie
Tyllere Jordan Frie, age 6, of Kermit, went to be with the Angels on Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Little Tyllere was born Friday, June 28, 1996 in Andrews, Texas to Tommy Joe and Tonya Renee (Myers) Frie.

This little boy was full of life! He enjoyed playing basketball and swimming like a fish. He loved wrestling, especially "Stone Cold Steve Austin" and the super hero "Spiderman".

Tyllere was a member of the "Explorers" Sunday School Class of the First United Methodist Church. As well, he enjoyed and regularly attended Vacation Bible School and Christmas Caroling.

Tyllere was a first grade student at Wink Elementary School.

He is survived by his parents, Tommy and Tonya; One Sister: Kaitlynn, and One Brother: Teddy all of Kermit. Grandparents: Vickie and Teddy Frie of Wink; and Bill and Helen Myers of Kermit; Great-Grandparents: Mary and Lowel Lund of Midland; Agnes Gran of Irene, SD and Glen Myers of Austin and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2:00 PM Friday, April 25, 2003 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Mohler officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Mary Ellen Green
Mary Ellen Green
Mrs. Mary Ellen (Willey) Green, Age 79, of Kermit, Texas, passed away after a lengthy illness, Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at her residence in Kermit, Texas. She was born Friday, September 21, 1923 in Creston, Iowa to Harry F. and Eleanora (Wright) Willey.

After graduating from Creston High School, she furthered her education and became a licensed Beautician. Mary Ellen married James W. Green on September 23, 1944 in Camp Lajune, SC. They moved to Kermit in 1947 where they enjoyed 50 years of marriage before his death in 1995.

Mrs. Green was a devout member and secretary of the First United Methodist Church for 32 years, and retired in 1989.She was active in the Business& Professional Women’s Club where she was named "Woman of the Year", and the Women’s division of the Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by Two Daughters: Karen Harris of Midland, Kathleen Green of Amarillo; One Son: Micheal Green of Amarillo; Two grandsons: Jimmy Cowper of Amarillo; Christoper Harris of Midland; one granddaughter: Monica Cossey of Amarillo; and 4 great granddaughters.

Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband, her brother Harry Franklin, Jr. and one granddaughter, Kahla Ann Harris.

Funeral service will be Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 2:00 pm, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Weyant officiating, with the assistance of Rev. Beth Harrington. Interment will be at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Pallbearers are Darrell Balmer, Rodney Hayes, Jack Healy, Christopher Harris, Dennie Hayes and Jimmy Cowper.

The family requests memorials be sent to the Alzheimers Association, STAR Chapter, 4400 N. Big Spring, Ste C32, Midland, TX 79705 or to the First United Methodist Church in Kermit.

Mary Lee Hughes
Mary Lee Hughes
Mary Lee Hughes, age 49, of Monahans, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003, in Odessa. Mrs Hughes was born October 29, 1953 in Leadwood, MO. A prior resident of Sedgewickville, MO, Mary moved to Monahans in 1999. She married Gary Eugene Hughes, June 19, 1970 in Easter, MO.

She was the daughter of Carter Counts and Mary Hill and the late Jesse and Bessie Brewer.

She is survived by her husband Gary; Two Daughters: Trisha Johnson of Marquand, Mo, Jamie Perry of Monahans; Two Sons: Joe Hughes and Chris Hughes of Monahans; Six Sisters: Ruth Custer of Monahans, Shirley Verdin of Florida, Maggie Smithhart and Wanda Milton of Kermit, Mary Eva Williams of De Soto, Mo, and Christina Harris of Philo, Ill; Six Brothers: Carol Brewer of Leadwood, Mo, Les Brewer of Sedgewickville, MO, Joe Henson of Kermit, Billy Ames and Tom Henson of Farmington, MO, and Lee Henson of Sweetwater, Texas; Three grandchildren: Brooke Johnson, Brayden Johnson, Billy Perry, and one unborn grandchild expected.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers Carter Counts and Delbert Brewer.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, May 9, 2003 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit with Pastor Chuck Hurst officiating. Interment will follow at Psalm 23 Cemetery in the Perry Addition in Kermit. Pallbearers are Steven Smithhart, Donny Perry, Marty Belcourt, Chris Isbell, JJ Johnson, and Gary Hughes. Honorary Pallbearers are Chuck Glover, Bobby Custer, George Storey and Steve Laplant.

Paul Forest
Paul Forest, age 70, of Kermit, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 7, 2003. He was born Sunday, February 26, 1933 in Midland, TX to the late Charles and Emily (Hutson) Forest.

Paul married Barbara Holder on April 5, 1957 in Midland. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as the coordinator for the Winkler County Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. He was also a former officer of the Midland and Kermit Police Departments.

Mr. Forest is survived by his wife, Barbara; Mother-in-law: Bertha Viola Holder of Kermit; Two Daughters: Diane Austin of Kermit and Paula Hawkins and husband Tommy of Wink; One Son: Don Forest and wife April of Monahans; Two Sisters: Martha Herrera of Alabama and Etta Petzel of Columbia,SC; Seven grandchildren and Three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service is scheduled at 10:00 AM Friday, May 9, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Kermit with Reverend Tom Reynolds officiating, assisted by Reverend G.A. Magee. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Aaron Forest, Colby Taylor, Ricky Nelson, Kenneth Mays, Robert McClain and Dennis Taylor. The family requests memorials sent to the Ward County 4H or the Children’s Ministry of the First Baptist Church in Kermit.

Eugene D. Heard
Mr. Eugene D. Heard, Age 82, of Kermit, Texas passed away Friday, May 9, 2003 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX. Mr. Heard was born July 14, 1920 in Cushing, Oklahoma. He was joined in marriage to Donna Dyne Ferguson in Hobbs, New Mexico on July 19, 1942 and was blessed with 58 wonderful years of marriage. She preceded him in death November 14, 2000.

He was the son of the late John Benjamin Heard and Hazel Weston Heard.

Mr. Heard had retired from Shell Pipe Line after a lengthy 51 years, and he served in the United States Army and was a World War II Veteran.

Mr. Heard is survived by his 2 Daughters, Jyme Carol Cates of Las Vegas, NV and Peggye Jean Heard of Wink, Texas. Six Grandchildren: Chris Cates of San Diego, CA, Tim Cates of Las Vegas, NV, Amanda Haring of Lewisville, TX, Sam, Bear and Ben Haring of Kermit, TX and Three Great Grandchildren: Jessica, Heather and Ryan all of San Diego, CA.

Graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 11, 2003 at the Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, Texas with President Billy Riley conducting.
Pallbearers are Chris Cates, Tim Cates, Ben Haring, Sam Haring, Bear Haring and James Thomas.

Jack H. Gordon
Jack H. Gordon, 80, of Marble Falls, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Northwood Health Care Center. He was born Saturday, January 27, 1923 in Gorman, Texas. He married La Verne Herring on July 29, 1943 in Wink, Texas. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving with the Seabees from 1943 to1945.

Jack worked for Schlumberger for 15 years, he owned KN Rootbeer in Edinburg for 10 years, worked for Palmer Steel for 20 years. He retired to Marble Falls in 1990. During their time in Marble Falls, he and his wife, LaVerne, ran the kitchen at the VFW on Bingo Night for 5 years. He was a member of the Senior Citizens Club and the Wednesday Morning Bingo Group at the McDonalds in Wal-Mart.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marble Falls.

He is survived by his wife, LaVerne, of Marble Falls; One Daughter: Jackie Garcia of Houston; Two Sons: Rex Gordon and Rod Gordon both of San Antonio; Five Granddaughters: Sharla Weindorff, Kim Thrasher, Tami Beyer, Brooke Gordon and Jasthy Gordon; Four Grandsons: Alan Gordon, Travis Gordon, Clark Gordon and Zachary Gordon; and Seven Great Grandchildren: Seth Weindorff, Claire-Marie Weindorff, Ashley Thrasher, Breanna Gordon, Carter Gordon, Dalton Alexander and Megan Minter.

Graveside Memorial Services are scheduled Friday, June 13, 2003 at 10:00 AM at Kermit Cemetery with Pastor Gene Cannon officiating. Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Carl Ross Abron, Sr
Carl Ross Abron, Sr
Carl Ross Abron, Sr age 85, of Kermit, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 13, 2003, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born Wednesday, May 8, 1918 in Long Pine Community in Upshur Co, TX to Connie and Mamie (Talley) Abron. He attended Pine Grove Elementary and High Schools.

Carl entered the service in 1941 and was a Rifle Marksman with the United States Army until his discharge in 1945. During his tour of duty he received 3 Overseas Service Bars, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and Service Stripes.

Mr. Abron was a member of the Kermit Downtown Lions Club for 25 years. He was also a member of the VFW, Mt Carmel Grand Lodge and a leader for the Boy Scouts of America.

While living in Upshur County, Carl was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Ore City, TX. He was a Deacon, Trustee, Usher Board President and Brotherhood President of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Kermit.

On August 12, 1950, Carl married Dovie Catherine Rockwell in Kermit. Mr. Abron was a self-employed lawn specialist and had retired from Winkler County.

He is survived with lasting memories by his loving wife Dovie C Abron; Three Daughters: Mary A Morris and husband, Luther; Norma J Wilson and Debra K Abron all of Odessa; Two Sons: Roy C Abron and wife, Gail of Fort Worth, TX and Carl R Abron, Jr. of Sumter, S.C.; Nine Grandchildren: Donna Abron of Cedar Hill, TX, Clifford W Abron and wife, Onyan of Yokota AB, Japan, Lester D Abron of Ft Worth, TX, Delecia A Bryant of Austin, TX, Ashanta J Abron of Atlanta, GA, Kaylin Abron of Columbia, SC, Teresa M Morris, Kendra M Abron Black and husband Tyron, and Anita L Morris all of Odessa, TX; Three step grandchildren: Tonya Dyer, George Jackson and Shawn Jackson all of Ft Worth; Two Sisters: Lena Johnson and Clydie Harper both of Ore City, TX ; Daughter-in-law: Govella Abron of Andrews, TX; Thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be at First Baptist Church located at 400 E. Bryan in Kermit at 11:00 AM Friday, June 20, 2003 with Rev. H. A. Bowens officiating, assisted by Rev. B. J. Neal. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX with military honors. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Pall Bearers are Roy Abron, Carl Abron, Jr, Luther Morris, Sam Abron, Clifford Abron, Lester Abron, Tyron Black, Parnell Skinner and Ashanta Abron. Honorary Pall Bearers are Roy Franco, AP Pryor, Willie B Bryant, Herman Fullbright, Richard Poe, MV Williams, James Butler.

Carl is preceded in death by three brothers: Leroy Abron, Jimmy Abron and S.G Abron; three sisters: Fayrene Jackson, Lola B Jones and Perrie D Abron.

Kelly Jo Waller
Kelly Jo Waller
Kelly Jo Waller, age 42, of Jal, NM, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Kermit, TX. She was born Tuesday, January 31, 1961 in Leesburg, Ohio to Robert and Jeanne (Ramsey) Dodds.

Kelly graduated from Mount St Joseph College in Cincinnati, OH to become a Registered Nurse.

She is survived by her two Sons: Kyle and Casey Thames of Jal; her father: Robert “Bob” Dodds of Leesburg, Ohio and two Brothers: Mike and wife, Kathy Dodds of Arlington, Texas and Pat and wife, Jill Dodds of Wilmington, Ohio.

Graveside servicesare scheduled at 2:00 PM, MST, Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Jal Cemetery in Jal, NM with Pastor Tim Duncan officiating.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Jeanne Dodds; her first husband: Warner Rex Thames and her second husband: Joe Waller

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Annie Laurie Jackson
Annie Laurie Jackson
Annie Laurie Jackson, age 89, of Kermit, Texas, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2003, at her residence in Kermit. She was born Friday, May 29, 1914 in Benhur, Texas to the late William Oscar and Lavonne (Douglas) Fife.

A homemaker, Annie had been a resident of Kermit since 1950, having moved here from Clay City, Illinois. She married Royce Claude Jackson on September 27, 1937 in Mexia, Texas and was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her Daughter: Joyce Ann Munn of Kermit, TX; One Sister: Ruby Williams of Fort Worth, TX; Two grandchildren: Lisa Ann Huffman of Catawba, NC and Taresa Kellogg of Midland, TX; and Four great-grandchildren: Meaghan Huffman, Hailey Huffman, Cameron Huffman and Danyale Kellogg.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, TX.

Annie is preceded in death by her husband, Royce; her son-in-law, Joseph H Munn, Jr; and one sister, Jane Wilson.

Virginia Moya
Virginia Moya
Virginia Moya, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 29, 2003 after a bout with cancer. A 39 year resident of Wink, Mrs. Moya was born Friday, September 1, 1933 in Sena, NM to the late Modesto and Theresa de Jesus (Lucero) Garcia. She was one of a large family of twenty-one children.

Virginia united in marriage to Gregorio D Moya, Sr. on July 28, 1950 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in El Paso, TX. To this union thirteen wonderful, loving children were born.

Mrs. Moya was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of almost 53 years, Gregorio, of Wink; Three Daughters: Mary Ann (Moya) Lopez and Ramona Moya both of Wink and Berna (Moya) Briones of Monahans;  Seven Sons: Son-Joe Moya and Modesto Moya both of Monahans; Frank Moya of Kermit; Greg Moya, Jr. of Eunice, NM; Gene Moya of Pampa, Texas; Pat Moya of Bay City, Texas; Jesus R Moya of Odessa; Seven Sisters: Dolores Gutierrez of Portales, NM; Nestora Chavez of Estancia, NM; Elsie Chavez of Belen, NM; Loretta Chavez of Willard, NM; Rita Marez, Dianna Marez and Judy Marez all of Clovis, NM; Thirteen Brothers: Leon Garcia of Clovis, NM; Jose Lino Garcia and Jacob Marez both of Portales, NM; Lorenzo Garcia of California; Modesto Garcia, Jr. and Chris Garcia both of Albuquerque, NM; Armando Garcia of Grants, NM; Santiago Garcia, Felix Garcia, Danny Garcia and Antone Garcia all of Willard, NM; Agapito Garcia of Estancia, NM; Rosalio Marez of El Paso, Texas.

Grandchildren: Sonia Carrasco and James Jude Lopez both of San Antonio; Jerry Moya, Jr. of Monahans,Brian Urias and Crystal Moya all of Kermit; Alma Moya of California; Carlos Lopez, Jr. and Helena Saenz both of Odessa; Jason Moya of North Richland Hills;Renee Hidalgo of San Marcos, Natasha Briones, Ruben Briones II and Marleyna Moya all of Monahans; Michael Moya of Wink; Chris Moya, Trey Moya, and Aaron Mallow all of Eunice, NM; Gene Moya, Jr., Loretta Moya, and Johnny Pacheco of Pampa; Pandora Moya of Albuquerque, NM; Colby Moya of Kingsville; Sean Moya of Bay City; Dionne DelaO, Felicha DelaO and Ricky DelaO all of Phoenix, AZ.

Fourteen Great-Grandchildren: Emillie Carrasco and Abel Carrasco, II, both of San Antonio; Ontario Moya and Dillon Moya both of North Richland Hills; Alyssa Urias of Kermit; Allisson Moya of Monahans; Josh Saenz and Matthew Saenz both of Odessa; Aylene Moya and Julianne Moya both of Eunice, NM; Jordan Mallow, Aaron Mallow and Damyon Mallow all of Eunice, NM and Kayne Almanza of Monahans.
Pearl Pauline Dunn
Pearl Pauline Dunn
Mrs. Pearl Pauline (Buckner) Dunn, age 87, of Kermit, Texas, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. She entered this life on Saturday, May 20, 1916 in Bosque County, TX to the late Daniel and Cora Bell Buckner. She had been a resident of Kermit since 1977, having moved here from Carlsbad, New Mexico. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church and was active in the Senior Citizens' Center. She was the wife of the late Oliver L. Dunn. They were married in Garvin County, Oklahoma on May 12, 1934, and were married for forty-eight wonderful years.

She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Bond of Odessa, Texas and Mrs. Karon Moffett of Las Cruces, NM; three sons, Mr. Royce Dunn of Kermit, Texas, Mr. Doyle Dunn of Odessa, Texas, and Mr. Alton Dunn of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Robbie Mills of Las Cruces, NM; one brother, Mr. Leon Buckner of Virginia Beach, Va.

She had eleven grandchildren. Her granddaughters are Cheryl Hudson, Sharon Clary, Brenda Clemmer, Janette Jennings, Jana Huff, and Jennifer Moffett. Her grandsons are Douglas Dunn, Kendal Bond, Leslie Bond, Randall Dunn, and Brenton Dunn. She had twenty-two great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Services were held on Monday, July 7th at 2:00 pm at the First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Roy Walls officiating, assisted by Rev. J.L. Lewis of El Paso, Texas.
Pallbearer and honorary pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.

Interment was held at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor, Kermit, Texas.

Bobby Eugene Kidd
Bobby Eugene Kidd
Bobby Eugene Kidd, age 39, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Bobby entered this life on Monday, May 11, 1964 in Austin, Texas. He was the son of Vann Millege and Manuela (Herrera) Kidd Sr. He was a lifetime resident of Kermit, and a graduate of Kermit High School.

His brothers; Vann Millege Kidd, Jr. and wife Bonnie of Jal, New Mexico and Rick Kidd and wife Belinda of Kermit, survive Mr. Kidd. Other survivors include two nephews, Brenton Kidd of Kermit and Erick Kidd and wife Jennifer of Jal, New Mexico as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vann Millege Kidd, Sr, preceded him in death.

Memorial Services were held at Family Service Funeral Parlor on Tuesday, July 8th at 2:00pm with minister, Brian McGonagill officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

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