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Obituaries 2004
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Allen Calvin "AC" Morton
Allen Calvin "AC" Morton
Allen Calvin "AC" Morton, age 87, of Wink, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born Sunday, November 5, 1916, in Eastland, TX to the late Tobe and Nevada (Perkins) Morton..

A lifelong resident of Wink, AC was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a great enthusiast of the Wink Athletics and a supporter of the Winkler County 4-H Club. He was also a past member of the Odd Fellows. He married Lova Genee Newell in Easltand, Texas on December 05, 1936.

Just a 'plain ole cowboy', ranching was AC's life and he loved telling stories of his early day life to family, friends and especially his grandchildren. A pastime for him was to hook his horse up to his bright red buggy and riding in parades. Giving his grandkids a ride was his pride and joy.

A loving husband, father and friend, he leaves behind his wife: Genee Morton of Wink, Texas; Three Sons: Allen O Morton and wife, Carol, of Stockton, Mo., Toby Morton, and wife, Dianne, of Snyder, Texas, Raleigh Morton of Wink, Texas; One Daughter: Helen Voyles, and husband, Billy, of Wink, Texas; Two Sisters: Folia Mae Jarrett and Celia Ray Beck both of Eastland, Texas; Twelve Grandchildren, Fourteen Great-Grandchildren and One Great-Great Grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tobe and Nevada Morton, One brother: Raleigh O Morton, Two sisters: Gladys Hensley and Lila Lena Graham and One Grandson: Brett Morton.

Funeral Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at First Baptist Church in Wink with Pastor Gary Redwine officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers are his grandchildren Billy Voyles, Jr., Jackie Voyles, Allen Calvin Morton, Jimmy Morton, Scotty Morton, Bart Morton and Heath Morton.

Honorary Pallbearers are his Great-Grandchildren Pattrick Voyles, Matthew Voyles, Bradley Crawford, Kyle Morton, Tyler Morton, Nicholas Morton, Spencer Morton, Cole Morton and Caleb Morton along with Bill Beckham, Glen Garland, Mike Warren, Jim Sanders and Gary Warren.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Jack Alton Whittington
Jack Alton Whittington
Jack Whittington, age 69, of Kermit, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 2, 2004 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born March 5, 1935 in Idabel, OK to the late Floy Parker and Marvin Whittington.

Jack was a retired Drilling Consultant and had worked in the oilfield all his life. He had been a resident of Kermit for 40 years, having moved here from Lovington, NM in 1964.  He married Wanda L. Jones April 10, 1974 in Lovington, NM.  In just a few short days, they would have celebrated their 30-year anniversary.

Being born in Oklahoma, Jack was a quiet country boy.  He was a man of few words, but his words carried a long way.  He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting and gardening.

Jack is survived by his wife:  Wanda Whittington of Kermit; (1) One son, Cliff Whittington and wife Nan of Roswell, NM; (4) Four daughters:  Jacque Caudle and husband Carl of Jal, NM; Janice Franco of Lockhart, TX; Tricia Birkla and husband Shane of Odessa; and Kassie Whittington of Kermit.  He is also survived by (4) Four brothers: Kennon, George, and Charlie Whittington, and Tim Parker, all of Idabel, OK; (1) One sister:  Sue Whittington of Poteau, OK.  He was the proud grandfather of (9) Nine grandchildren: Kristi, Stephanie, Corey, Danial, Alanna, Cody, Frankie, Ashley, and Kiara; (3) Three great-grandchildren; Venessa, Darren, and Alyssa.

His Parents, his Stepfather, Harvey Parker; One son, Choia Gene Whittington, and one grandson, Jason Whittington, preceded him in death.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at Kermit Cemetery with Brother Allen Speed officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack’s four brothers:  Kennon Whittington, George Whittington, Charlie Whittington, and Tim Parker.

The family requests that memorials be made to The American Heart and Lung Association.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Paul Wesley "Wes" Wilkins
Paul Wesley "Wes" Wilkins
Paul Wesley "Wes" Wilkins, age 28, of Kermit, entered into rest Monday, April 5, 2004 in Pecos, TX. A lifetime resident of Kermit, he was born Tuesday, November 4, 1975, to James Wesley and Martha Jo (White) Wilkins.

Wes married Melinda "Lindy" Marie Myers on December 18, 1997 in Kermit. He was employed as a Driller for Lariat Services since 2002.

A hard worker and good provider for his family, Wes was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He was very outgoing and loved to joke and cut up. Wherever you saw Wes, you'd see his faithful dog "Rats" by his side. But the love of his life, were his children, Paul, Chris and Darcey.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his Wife: Melinda Marie Wilkins of Kermit; his Mother: Martha Jo Hoge and Step-Father: Ronald M Hoge both of Kermit; two Sons: Paul Wesley Wilkins, Jr. and Christopher James Wilkins; one Daughter: Darcey Wilkins all of Kermit; four Brothers: Eddie Young of Houston, Texas, John Tibbetts, Clyde Tibbetts, and Terry Tibbetts all of Lincoln, Maine.

Wes was preceded in death by one son, Terry Joe Wilkins in 1997 and by his father, James Wesley Wilkins, in 2002.

Funeral Service is scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Pastor Eddie Cotton officiating. Interment to follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Tommy Frie, Ronnie Alexander, Angel Rodriguez, Billy Johnson, Jason Gagnon, Dwayne Tarpley and Mike Oliver. Honorary Pallbearer is Juan Urias.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Charles Ernest Dennis, Sr
Charles Ernest Dennis, Sr
Charles Ernest Dennis, Sr, age 77, of Wink, departed this life Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Kermit.  He was born Tuesday, July 27, 1926, in Madison, Kansas to the late Ernest Gordon and Lena Jessie (Holly) Dennis.

A veteran of the United States Navy during World War II, he married Shela McCreery on December 29, 1967 in Kermit.  Charles was a great supporter of the Wink Athletics and ran the clock for the Wink Wildcats Football team.  He was a retired Fire Marshall for the Wink Fire Department, a member of Wink Lions Club, Leader for the Boy Scouts Of America, and a member of the Wink-Loving I.S.D. School Board.  Charles retired from Arco as a Gang Pusher after 35 years of service.

He leaves behind his Wife, Shela Dennis of Wink; six Sons:  Randall Dennis, and Charles Dennis, Jr, both of Wink, Mike Dennis of Kermit, Kevin Daniel of Gautier, MS, Kenny Daniel of Wink and Kerry Don Dennis of Odessa, Texas; one Daughter:  Carol Harrist of Carthage, Texas; one Brother: George Dennis of Abilene, Texas; one Sister:  Florene Boury; Fifteen Grandchildren, Two Great-Grandchildren and Five Great-Great Grandchildren.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lena Dennis; one Brother, Wrather Lewis; three Sisters, Irene Thomas, Frankie Gamble and Gloria Dennis.

Funeral Service was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Pastor Joe Mohler officiating.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gerald Thomas, Bryan Moore, Ken Lofgren, Brett Wolf, David Dewell and Scott McDonald. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Juanita Carmona Porras
Juanita Carmona Porras
Juanita Carmona Porras, age 77, of Wink, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, TX. She was born Sunday, June 20, 1926, in Anson, Texas to the late Louisa Aliman and Juan Carmona.

Juanita was a resident of Wink for the past 17 years, having moved there from Kermit, where she had been a resident for 30 years. She retired as a Nurses' Aide from Kermit Healthcare Center where she was employed for over 10 years.

Juanita's favorite pastime was dancing and never passed up an opportunity to grace the dance floor. She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening and was the greatest cook of all. But the joys of her life were her grandchildren.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory one Son: Rod Porras of Wink; five Daugthers: Grace Kemp and husband, Fred, of Wink, Marcy Mongarro and husband, Carson Eads, of Allen, Texas, Lupe Garcia and husband, Miguel, of Del Rio, Texas, Juanita Porras of Dallas, Texas and Rosa Edmiston of Garland, Texas; one Brother: Simon Estrada of Kermit and one Sister: Guillermina Mesa of El Monte, California; thirteen Grandchildren: Tamara, Brendon, Tevin, Briana, Norma Jean, LaDonna, Marion, Miguel, Juan, David, Blanco, Elsa and Valerie; and numerous Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Louisa and by one Brother, Victor Hernandez.

Rosary is scheduled for 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 11, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Monday April 12, 2004 at St Joseph Catholic Church with Father Rudy Lacerno officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Mike Nelson, Carson Eads, Simon Estrada, Danny Bradley, Benny Carrasco and Brendan Kemp.

The family requests memorials be made to The American Diabetes Association, Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, Attn: ADA Web, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720 or to The American Heart Association at National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

William Paul "Bill" Elliott
William Paul “Bill” Elliott
William Paul “Bill” Elliott, age 54,of Kermit, departed this life, Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Kermit. Bill was born on Monday, April 3, 1950, in Monahans, TX to the late Lyle and Bernice Elliott. He was joined in holy matrimony to Debbie (Dorff) Elliott on February 14, 1992 in Dallas, TX.

Bill was a self employed Contractor and handy man that loved to build things, and he loved watching movies with his family.

He is survived by his loving Wife: Debbie (Dorff) Elliott of Kermit, his three Sons:  Billy Paul and wife, Jan Elliott of Kermit, Christopher Ray (Elliott) Pool and wife, Jennifer, of Arlington, TX, and Shawn J. Kilpatrick of Dallas, Texas; three Daughters: Crystal Lea Elliott of Alabama, Rene Wilkins and Jaime Herriage both of Dallas, Texas; one Sister: Linda Pearson of Kermit, Nephew: Fred E. Pearson of Dallas, Texas, and Niece: Laurie Williamson of Valera, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Joe Elliott.

Funeral Service are scheduled for 2:00 PM at Family Services Funeral Chapel on Friday, April 16, 2004 at with Pastor Gene Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Neal, Darren Harris, Mike Kilgore, Raul Balderrama, Barry Randolph and Danny Guadarrama. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Berniece Landon Taylor
Berniece Landona Taylor
Berniece Landona Taylor, age 75 of Kermit, Texas passed away Friday, April 23, 2004, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital. Berniece was born to the late Henry and Rosella (Loch) Roby, on Sunday, September 2, 1928 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She was a homemaker and resident of Kermit for 50 years.

She was a loving wife to her husband, Robert Lee Taylor for over 40 years of marriage.  She is survived by her husband and children.  She had six sons: James Henry Messman of Odessa, Denzil Messman of Jefferson, TX, Marshall Lee Taylor of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Jerry Taylor of Kermit, Bobby Taylor of Garland, TX, and Wayne Taylor of Junction, TX.  She also was the proud mother of three daughters; Dot Richardson of Wink, Sue Lafoy of Clyde, TX, and Donna Ryan of Colombus, OH.  She is survived by three of her sisters; Gerry Conley of West Virginia, Hazel Cicoff of Clarksburg, WV, and Bonnie Faught of Cleveland, OH.  She was the grandmother of 27 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Berniece was a member of the First Assembly of God, and had been a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #6284 for 30 years.

Graveside services were held at Kermit Cemetery on Tuesday, April 27th at 10:00 AM with Rev. R.W. Heidecker officiating.  The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 707 Jefferson Odessa, TX 79761.  Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Opal Ophelia Smith
Opal Ophelia Smith
Opal Smith died at Kermit Healthcare in Kermit on Wednesday, April 28.  Born Opal Ophelia Kiser on November 4, 1913, in Fannin County, Texas, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of William Ellis Kiser and Nancy Myrtle Tollison Kiser, and she was the granddaughter of W. E. and Sarah C. Kiser, and of Horace Greenberry Tollison and Alice Lenora Richardson Tollison.

Mrs. Smith, who spent her early life on a farm, was educated in Fannin and Hunt Counties.  She came to Winkler County as the young bride of Walter Everette Ford, now deceased.  In 1960 she married Claude Brown Smith of Wink.

As a young girl, Opal Smith was received into the Baptist Church.  At the time of her death, she was a member of Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit, a church family she loved and admired.

A retired nurse, Mrs. Smith worked for many years at the Winkler County Memorial Hospital, the Jal, N.M., hospital, and for Dr. Peddicord in Kermit. One of Mrs. Smith’s greatest loves was for nursing.  She especially enjoyed working with newborn babies and their mothers.  She retired as a nurse in the mid-1970’s, but she never lost her zeal for caring for those who needed her.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, C. B. Smith of Kermit, and by two daughters and one son-in-law:  Jim and LaRue Moore of Odessa, and Lois Coleman of Liberty Hill.  She was preceded in death by four children:  William Everette Ford, Robert Everette Ford, Dawna Fay Ford, and Christine Ford Benton. Mrs. Smith is survived by two granddaughters and their husbands, Mrs. Emily Hurt of Odessa and Quinn Henderson and her husband, Jim, of Liberty Hill, as well as by three grandsons and their wives, Don and Leesa Benton of Amarillo, Dee and Susan Benton of Midland, and Devin and Coral Benton of Amarillo.  She is survived by nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services for Mrs. Smith will be conducted by Reverend Gene Cannon at the Belvue Baptist Church, Kermit, at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 1, 2004.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Mrs. Smith’s doctors and nurses, the nurses and staff at Kermit Healthcare, the Retired Nurses’ Association, members of Belvue Baptist, and her long-time friends and neighbors.

Adeline Wickson Geise
Adeline Wickson Geise
Mrs. Adeline Geise, age 87, of Monahans passed away May 12, 2004 at Monahans Managed Care Center. Mrs. Geise was born April 30, 1917 in Lovington, NM. to the late W.A. Wickson and Lindsey Margaret Layton. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Monahans since 1991 and a prior resident of Kermit for 40 years.

Adeline married Victor Vernon Geise June 6, 1936 in Carlsbad, NM. Mr. Geise preceded her in death in August of 1993. Also preceding her in death were: four brothers, W.A. Wickson, Jr., David E. Wickson, Robert “Bob” Wickson, and Harold Wickson, one sister, Bessie Byler, and one grandson, Dan Curtis Hyman.

Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Gail Hyman and husband Don of Monahans, one grandson, Michael Don Hyman and wife Susie of Odessa, Four Great Grandchildren, Matthew Hyman and wife Leslie of Ft Worth, Jared Hyman and wife Natalie of Germany, Brandi Brazell and husband Joe of Odessa, and Joshua Hyman of Odessa.  Two very special nieces, Sue Ann Goehry of Denver City, and Genie Cass of Grand Prairie; as well as several other nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Kermit Cemetery 2:00p.m. Saturday May 15, 2004 with Pastor Cory Brand officiating.

Memorials may be made to Odyssey Home Health of Odessa or to Southside Baptist

Church Vision Fund in Monahans.

Special thanks to Vickie Hood and R.J Taulbee for their loving care and kindness. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
Teresa Renee Bradley
Teresa Renee Bradley
Teresa Bradley age 32, of Kermit passed away May 12, 2004 at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock, TX.  Teresa was born on April 24, 1972 in Odessa, TX.  She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Kermit all her life.

Teresa is survived by her husband Sammy Garcia of Kermit; Mother, Kathryn Putnam and husband Richard of Mentone; Father, Jerry Bradley and wife Carla of San Angelo; Maternal grandparents, Lee and Don Creager of Kermit; Paternal grandparents, Zana and Morris Bradley of Roundrock; 2 Sons, Jacob Garcia and Angel Rodriguez both of Kermit; Daughter, Myra Lisa Garcia of Mentone; 1 Sister, Sheila Bradley of Lake Charles, LA; and an aunt and uncle, Charlie and Regena Derrick of Mentone.

Pallbearers were Sammy Garcia, Angel Rodriguez, Adrian Valeriano, Jose Florez, Ricky Garcia, and Trini Valeriano.

Funeral services were held 10 A.M. Saturday May 15, 2004 at Belvue Baptist Church with Pastor Gene Cannon officiating. The interment followed at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Eugene "Gene" Mixon
Eugene "Gene" Mixon
Eugene "Gene" Mixon, age 73, went to be with his Lord on May 25, 2004 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit. He was born Thursday, July 17, 1930, in Albany, Shackelford County, Texas to the late John Andrew and Aurora (Wigley) Mixon.  Gene married Yvonne Breazeale on September 9, 1951 in Albany.  He and his wife Yvonne have been residents of Kermit since 1972.

A very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, Gene was a retired Supervisor from the Oil Field. He was an Elder and member of the Eastside Church Of Christ for the past 27 years.

Those left to cherish his memory are his Wife: Yvonne Mixon of Kermit; two Sons: Mike Mixon and wife, Judy, of Kermit and John Mixon and wife, Glenda, of Wink; two Sisters: Irene Caffee and husband, Charles, of Iowa Park, Texas and Faye Monroe of The Woodlands, Texas; three Grandsons: Jesse Moore, Brian Mixon, John Wesley Mixon; and one Granddaughter: Brandy Mixon all of Kermit.

Gene was preceded in death by one son, Don Paul Mixon; one grandson, John Paul Mixon; and one brother, John Mixon.

Services were held at 2:00 pm, Friday, May 28, 2004 at the Eastside Church Of Christ in Kermit, with Mr. Monty Huffman officiating.  Interment followed at the Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brian Mixon, John Wesley Mixon, Skeet Jones, John Mixon, Gerald Hudson and Steven Hooten.  Honorary Pallbearers were Ruben Aranda, Lonnie Marshall, Bill Sparks, Marvin Wilson and Bake Davis.

ThThe family requests that Memorials be made to East Side Church Of Christ in Kermit, TX, or your Charity of Choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Meta Elizabeth "Tommy" Hoge
Meta Elizabeth "Tommy" Hoge
Meta Elizabeth Hoge, age 87, of Kermit, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2004 at Regency Hospital in Odessa. She was born Friday, March 2, 1917, in Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN to the late Henry J and Maude Opal (Boyd) Mueller.

A retired Real Estate Insurer, she was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Tommy’s love of arts and crafts built a desire in her to learn to make jewelry, candles and needle point. She was also a collector of books and dolls.

Those left to cherish her memory are one son: Ron Hoge and wife, Martha Jo, of Kermit; one daughter: Beverly Bondy of Orange County, Calif; twelve grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald William Hoge in 1962 and by her second husband, Merlin "Sandy" Barb in 1981.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 29, 2004 at Zion Lutheran Church with Reverend Mike Fickenscher officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 

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