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Pablo Bejarano
Pablo Bejarano
Pablo Bejarano, age 90, passed away Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born Tuesday, March 10, 1914 in Mulato, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was an eleven year resident of Kermit having moved here from Mulato.

Pablo married Gregoria Ramirez and together they raised twelve children. She preceded him in death May 17, 1994. Mr. Bejarano was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church and farmed and ranched his entire life.

He is survived by four sons, Leopoldo of Mulato, Mexico, Pablo of Roswell, NM, Conrado of Hagarman, NM and Hector Mario Bejarano of Kermit; six daughters, Maria Bejarano and Juana Olivas both of Mulato, Mexico, Ofelia Flores of Carlsbad, NM, Lidia Vasquez and Zulema Bustamante both of Andrews, TX and  Olivia Polanco of Kermit. Pablo is also survived by seventy-one grandchildren, one hundred seventy-nine great-grandchildren and thirty-three great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son Osbaldo Bejarano and one daughter Maria Lidia Bejarano.

Rosary is scheduled for 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2005 at the family residence in Mulato, Mexico. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, March 11, 2005, with interment to follow at the Mulato Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, TX.

Lloyd George Bannister
Lloyd George Bannister
Lloyd George Bannister, long time resident of Kermit, went to be with his Lord on Monday, March 14, 2005. He was born Friday, February 15, 1924, in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma to the late George and Grace (Cheney) Bannister.

Lloyd married Frankie Atwood on March 20, 1943 in Sayre, Oklahoma and together shared 62 wonderful years marriage. In 1946, they moved to Kermit. An all around cowboy, Lloyd enjoyed ranching and roping and worked on the Walton, Roark and Lineberry Ranches from time to time. In his spare time, he also loved woodworking and carpentry. He was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church and a member of the Odd Fellows. Lloyd retired from pipeline construction.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Frankie Bannister of Kermit; three Sons: Jimmie Bannister and wife, Sharran, of Kermit, Ronnie Bannister and wife, Margie of Fort Worth, Texas and Jon Bannister and wife, Sharon, of Kermit; six Grandchildren: Sara Leir, James Bannister, Robbie Bannister, Leslie Gaona, Lloyd George Bannister, II and Timothy Bannister; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in Death by: one Son: Timmothy Neal Bannister and five Brothers: Richard, Melvin, Allan, Bill and Clyde and one Sister: Isabell Brewer.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, March 18, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Pastor Gordon Oglesby officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Bannister, Robbie Bannister, L. George Bannister II, Tim Bannister, Caleb Leir, and Cary Stewart. Honorary pallbearers are Weldon Wright, James Sharp, Gabriel Gaona, Kevin Leir, Barry Stewart, Russell Barrett and Jimmy O’Quinn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society - PO Box 10254 - Atlanta, GA or to Grace Temple Baptist Church - 220 S. Olive -Kermit, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Mary Belle (Pilkinton) Whitehead
Mary Belle (Pilkinton) Whitehead, born November 19, 1926 in Odee, Meade County, Kansas peacefully passed beyond the bonds of her earthly world to meet her Lord and Maker on Sunday, March 20, 2005. Her husband of 41 years, Dean Carl Whitehead preceded Mary Belle in death on June 29, 1988. She has four children, eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She and her family moved to Texas where Dean worked for Baker Oil Tools and moved to various parts of the state before settling in Kermit for 40 years. She moved to El Paso in January 2004.

She was a loving and inspiring mother and a very talented needlework artist. Working with yarns, ribbon, and fabrics to craft one-of-a-kind creations for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. In her later years she made and donated over 100 handmade caps for women who were undergoing chemotherapy in Odessa.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are three daughters: Linda Moore of El Paso, Teresa Chadic and husband, Geary, of Monahans, Debbie Caldwell and husband, John, of Victoria, Texas; one son: Mike Whitehead and wife, Levecia, of Cleburne, Texas. Eleven Grandchildren: Amy Nichols and husband, John, of El Paso; Andy Moore of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Robert Whitehead and wife, Jodi, of Corpus Christi, Texas; Michelle Reyes and husband, Frank, of Austin, Texas; Sgt Jennifer Jones, USMC, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kenny Row and wife, Tina, of Cleburne, Texas; Dean Chadic of Monahans; Lori Michaud and husband, Zack, of Norton Shores, Michigan; Michael Chadic of Hobbs, New Mexico; Brian Caldwell of Victoria, Texas and Clay Caldwell and wife, Elita, of Friendswood, Texas. She also leaves behind eleven Great-Grandchildren: Cameron Nichols of El Paso; Krista Moore of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Megan, Chelsea and Jarrett Whitehead all of Corpus Christi, Texas; Cameron and Riley Reyes both of Austin, Texas; Kristofer and Kourtney Row of Cleburne, Texas; James Michaud of Norton Shores, Michigan; Jason Chadic of Houston, Texas. One Sister: Marge Webb and one niece, Beverly both of Meade, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 4 – 6 pm, Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at Kermit Cemetery with Reverend Loren Gardner officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers are Andy Moore, Robert Whitehead, Kenny Row, Dean Whitehead, Zack Michaud, Michael Chadic, Clay Caldwell and Brian Caldwell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Leopoldo A. Figueroa
Leopoldo A Figueroa
Leopoldo A Figueroa, longtime resident of Kermit, passed away Monday, March 28, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was 81. Born in Concordia, Chihuahua, Mexico on Sunday, June 17, 1923, he was one of five children born to Manuel and Perfecta (Acosta) Figueroa. He was a member of the St Joseph Catholic Church.

Leopoldo married Maria Inez in February of 1953 in Mexico. In 1977, he and Maria settled in Kermit where he took up work in the oil field as a roughneck until his retirement.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Maria of Kermit; three Sons: Victor Figueroa and Jose Figueroa both of Kermit, and Amador Figueroa of Lakin, Kansas; one Brother: Jose Figueroa of California; eleven Grandchildren and fifteen Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one Daughter: Francisca Ester Figueroa, two Brothers: Manuel and Ramon Figueroa and one Sister: Nolberta Figueroa.

Rosary is scheduled for 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am, Thursday March 31, 2005 at St Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers are his Grandchildren. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Floyd Gene Spoon
Floyd Gene Spoon
Floyd Gene Spoon, lifelong resident of the Permian Basin area, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. He was born Friday, April 14, 1939 in Santo, Palo Pinto County, Texas to Margaret Lucille McCoy and the late Floyd Spoon.

Gene married Katherine Cheshire on July 14, 1989 in Stockton, California. He was employed as a truck driver for E. L. Farmer and Brantley Trucking until his retirement. A God-fearing man, it was always said that Gene would give you the shirt off his back. He loved being around his family and friends.

He leaves behind his wife: Kathy Spoon of Wink; his Mother, Margaret Lucille Hager of Kermit; two Sons: Carl Dewayne Spoon of Louisiana and Jim Dane Spoon of Rifle, Colorado; one Step-Son: Michael Shannon Williams of Rifle, Colorado; three Daughters: Rebecca Lynn Hudson of Purcell, Oklahoma, Teresa Louise Flint of Odessa and Sheila Diane Curry of Rifle, Colorado; three Brothers: Billy Spoon of Stephenville, Thomas Lee Spoon of Odessa and Jackie Ray Spoon of Kermit; one Sister: Fay Wilson of Artesia, New Mexico; and twenty-seven Grandchildren and thirteen Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one Son, Donald Gene Spoon, one Brother, Rayburn Lee Spoon and his Step-Father, Clyde “Pop” Hager.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 02, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher James Spoon, Joseph Alan Spoon, Michael Shawn Flint, Clint Hudson, Elvis Spoon and Kent.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Evelyn Starleen White
Evelyn Starleen White
Evelyn Starleen White, age 47, a longtime resident of Kermit, TX went to be with her Lord, Saturday, April 02, 2005.  Evelyn entered this life on Friday, January 03, 1958.  She was born to the late Frank and Velma Dearing, in El Paso, Texas.  On January 28, 1978, Evelyn was united in Holy Matrimony to Paul White; they shared 27 wonderful years of their lives together.

Evelyn had been employed by Kent Kwik as a Manager for 15 years.

Evelyn loved to travel.  Among one of her favorite places was the Holiday Inn in Odessa.  She was a very family oriented woman, a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Evelyn loved her children, and more than anything, she loved being with her grandchildren, all of the time.  Evelyn always worried about others.  She loved walking and was always encouraging her family to exercise.

Cherishing Evelyn's love and memories, are, her Husband - Paul White of Kermit, Texas; One Son - Paul White, Jr. of Odessa, Texas; One Daughter - Pauline and husband, Adam Dominguez, of Kermit, Texas; One Brother - Franklin Dearing, Jr. and wife, Vicky, of Gillette, Wyoming.  Three grandchildren also survive Evelyn - Hayley Nicole Robinson Dominguez; Angelina Stella Dominguez; and Paul Dameion White, III.

Those preceding Evelyn in death are her parents and one brother – Sam Edward Dearing.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Friday, April 08, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, with Brother Richard Coffman officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Super Dave, Big Will, KiKi, Terry Tibbets, John Tibbets and Clyde Tibbets.

Honorary pallbearers are Malcom Kingston and Mario Dominguez. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

Daniel Hernandez Leyva, Sr
Daniel Hernandez Leyva, Sr.
Daniel Hernandez Leyva, Sr., age 62, Fort Davis, departed this life Sunday, April 17, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. He was born Monday, January 04, 1943, in Los Alamos, Chihuahua, Mexico, to the late Jesus and Alejandra (Hernandez) Leyva.

Daniel married Consuelo Bentley on August 08, 1981 in Fort Davis. He was employed with Village Farms. He had a love of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and singing at family gatherings.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his Wife: Consuelo Leyva of Fort Davis; three Sons: Daniel Leyva, Jr. of Fort Davis, Jimmy Mendoza of Ozona, and Ruben Mendoza, Jr. of Christoval, Texas; four Daughters: Corina Flores of Van Horn, Mary Alice Torres of Odessa, Yolanda Guillen of Hobbs, NM and Anabel Calderon of San Angelo; three Brothers: Jesus Leyva of Presidio, Fermin Leyva of Marfa, and Abel Leyva of Odessa; and one Sister: Olimpa Leyva of Midland. He is also survived by nineteen grandchildren fifteen great grandchildren.

Rosary is scheduled for 7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Davis. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at St Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

Virginia "Virgie" Fosdick
Virginia “Virgie” Fosdick
A Story of Love…

This story begins June 21st, 1924 when Virgie was born, the daughter of Roy Leon Kelley and Olive Agnes Wright Kelley in Caribou, Maine.  She with her older sister Hazel, and her younger brother Gary were raised in a loving, God fearing, Christian home.  They regularly accompanied their mother to church and remained actively involved in church throughout her childhood and completion of high school.  During this period of her life she developed into a truly beautiful woman.  She was known for her love of gospel music and continued to use her God given voice her entire lifetime to influence her children, family and friends, in church, prayer meetings, and most importantly, at home.

She met and married her one true love, her "Darlin" Roger Deforest Fosdick, a handsome young Airmen in the United States Air Force, on August 6th, 1959.  Together they raised eight sons, Richard, Michael, Jeffrey, Stephen, Kevin, Roger II, Roy, and Maurice.  Upon Roger’s retirement from the Air Force in 1968, they purchased a small family farm in New Sweden, Maine.  While Roger continued to work in Civil Service, Virgie and the boys helped him work the land, tend to milk cows, chickens, horses, vegetable and flower gardens, and other farming chores.  It was hard work, but so full of joy, love and laughter.  Whether laughing as Jeff released a stud horse in spring, or as Roger II fell down a flight of stairs (impersonating a Flip Wilson character), or mixing a “Hot Tottie” for a sick pig, she kept the family going.  She was instrumental in seeing each of her boys grow physically and spiritually.  When all of them went to church or to play softball, all they needed was a preacher or an umpire.  At times they needed both.

In 1989, Virgie and Roger moved to Kermit, Texas, where her son Jeff Lajoie and his wife Connie helped them remodel and settle into their new home at 424 Oaklawn.  They regularly attended church at the Assembly of God or Church of God of Prophecy.  Their days always included a time of personal prayer and devotions each morning together.  She enjoyed working with Roger on the daily crossword puzzles and Jumbles.  The daughter of a Prayer Warrior, she too became one.  She prayed everyday, faithfully for each of her sons, their wives, grand children, and great grand children, calling to the Roll before the Lord each by name. She was always available to pray and would do so earnestly with conviction and expectation, for so many family members and friends.

Virgie and Roger, as health permitted, could be seen with their son Steve at the monthly Jamboree at the Senior Citizens Center in Kermit, singing the gospel music that was so much a part of their lives.  She was also a wonderful cook, as the physique of her “Darlin” and several family members and friends will attest.  Though she never had a professional job in her life, she made “Love” the profession of her life.  All who met her saw that twinkle in her eyes and felt the loving warmth of her heart.

She recently became ill and spent several weeks in the hospital.  Even as she weakened she continued her daily praying, not for herself, but for her “Darlin”, her family and friends, and for God’s will to be done.  Just as he had for so many years, God heard her prayers.  She was able to return to her home in Kermit.  She was able to visit one more time with many of her family and friends.  On the morning of April 29th, with her “ Darlin” at her side, she left her family here to rejoin her family in heaven.  She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. This chapter of her life is closed. In order to know how her story will end, you will have to meet her in heaven and if you do, her final prayers for you will have been answered.

She rejoins in heaven her father and mother, Roy and Olive Kelley, her Sister Hazel Lindgren, her oldest and youngest sons, Richard Lajoie, and Maurice Fosdick.  She leaves behind her beloved “Darlin” Roger Fosdick of Kermit, Texas, Her brother Gary and wife, Jo Ann Kelley of Woodland, Maine, her aunt Beatrice McCarthy of Old Town, Maine, her sons, Michael and Cathy Lajoie, Maine, Jeff and Connie Lajoie of Kermit, Texas, Steve and Alice Fosdick of Wink, Texas, Kevin and Julie Fosdick of Elk River, Minnesota, Roger “Rod” Fosdick II of Portland, Maine, and Roy “Ed” and Debra Fosdick, of Winsted, Minnesota.   Her grandchildren, Michael Lajoie Jr, Nathan Lajoie, Shanya Lajoie, Teri Shuler, Carrie Kohrs, Kelly Oglesby, Richard Fosdick, Marcella Jo Burns, Joshua Fosdick, David Fosdick, Billy Dunlap, Renee Brooks, Kendra Halverson, Adam Fosdick, Jamie Fosdick, Nicholas Fosdick, and Krystal Fosdick.  Her great grandchildren, Trey Bale, Jeffery Bale, Kenzie Kohrs, Kennedy Kohrs, Taylor Oglesby, Skyler Brooks, Braden Dunlap, Madison Fosdick, and Abigail Halverson.  And her dog Taffy.

Services are scheduled for 4:00 PM Tuesday, May 3rd, at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit, Texas, and 2:00 PM Saturday, May 7th, at Caribou Assembly of God Church, in Caribou, Maine.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Caribou.  Arrangements are gratefully entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

Demetrio Quiroz Pineda
Demetrio Q. Pineda
Demetrio Q. Pineda, age 95, passed away Saturday April 30, 2005 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital. Demetrio had retired from farming and ranching and moved to Kermit in 1975.  He was born Monday November 22, 1909 in El Mulato, Chih., Mexico to the late Jose Dolores and Guillerma (Quiroz) Pineda.

Demetrio married Vicenta Garcia June 5, 1935 in El Mulato and enjoyed 55 years of marriage before her passing December 26,1990. Together they raised 14 children. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an active member of the Cursillo movement.

He is survived by 6 sons- Pedro, Trinidad, Rosalio, Jose, Demetrio, Jr., and Faustino Pineda all of Kermit, 5 daughters- Juana Rodriguez of Redford, Elpidia De Laparra of Midland, Antonia Pando of Kermit, Petra Sepeda of Kermit, and Maria Olvera of Marathon, 52 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Demetrio was preceded in death by his wife- Vicenta, 1 daughter- Guillerma Pineda, and 2 sons- Abundio and Rafael Pineda.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Rosary will be 7pm Monday May 2, 2005 at S. Joseph Catholic Ch. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Tuesday May 3, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Ch., With Fr. John Lucido officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Betty Marie Akins
Betty Marie Akins, age 81, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at her residence in Kermit, Texas.   She was born November 25, 1923 in Dodge City, Kansas to the late Ralph and Minnie (Campbell) Luck.  She had been a resident of Kermit for 47 years.

Betty joined Edward Eugene Akins in Holy Matrimony on December 22, 1941 in Coolidge, Arizona.  Together they enjoyed 62 years of marriage and raised seven children, before his passing, August 29, 2003.

She was a homemaker, a very loving wife, mother and grandmother, making her family her first priority in life.  Betty loved bingo, and was an avid player.

Those left to cherish Betty's love and memories are:  (3) Three sons - Robert Akins of San Antonio, TX; Eddie Akins of Katy, TX; Jimmy Akins of Bandera, TX;  (4) Four daughters - Patsy Gonzales of Bay City, TX; Barbara Nichols or Odessa, TX; Deborah Johnson of Mobile, AL; and Candy Mitchell of Kermit, TX.  Fifteen grandchildren and Twelve Great-Grandchildren also survive Betty.

Memorial Services were privately held. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

Catalina Salcido
Catalina (Rios) Salcido, age 88, and longtime resident of Kermit, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Catalina entered this life on Tuesday, February 13, 1917 in Jimenez, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Jose Rios and Catalina Lopez. In December of 1940, she was united in Holy Matrimony to her beloved Manuel Salcido, in Jimenez, Mexico.

Catalina was a homemaker in every sense of the word. She loved to cook and was good at it, she was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother; always with her family's best interest at heart. She loved nothing more than spending time with her children and grandchildren; family get-togethers were a treasured time for her. Catalina was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church; she was devoted and faithful to her Lord. Catalina will be deeply missed by her family, friends and loved ones. Sharing her life was a blessing to all.

Those left to cherish Catalina's love and memories are her daughter: Hilda Bonilla of Kermit; her two sons: Manuel Salcido of Juarez, Mexico and Jamie Salcido of Chihuahua, Mexico; one sister: Socorro Rodriguez of Wildomar, CA; and one brother: Pedro Rios of Riverside, CA. Also surviving Catalina are seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Catalina is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Salcido, Sr; one son: Eduardo Salcido; one sister: Nelly Rios and one brother: Juan Rios.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, May 5, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, May 6, 2005 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with Father John Lucido as celebrant.

Pallbearers will be Manuel Salcido, III, Luis R Bonilla, Eduardo Salcido, II, Javier Salcido, Alan Salcido and Tiko Colmenero. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Reba D. (Mauldin) Mason
Mrs. Reba D. (Mauldin) Mason widow of Bill Mason, went to the Lord Friday, May 6, at the age of 80.  Born November 4, 1924 in Damascus, Arkansas, she was a daughter of Grover C. and Uda Gadberry Mauldin.  Reba was a member of the Church of Christ and retired from Conway Mills.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law:  Charles W. (Willie) and Mary Mason of Kermit, Texas; Grover and Janis Mason  of Andrews, Texas; her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Allison (Al) Skinner, Sr. of Conway, Arkansas; one brother and sister-in-law, Von and Marcell Maulden of Conway, Arkansas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dee and Jack Newman of Conway, Arkansas and June and Claud Johnson of Bee Branch, Arkansas; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter and Martha Mason of Conway, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren, Tina Anderson, Tim Curtis I, Tim Curtis II, Jerry Glenn Curtis, John W. Curtis III; Terry Lynn Mason, Tommy Mason and Timmy Mason; Al Skinner, Jr., Christie DeWitt, Bruce Skinner; 19 great-grandchildren, Scotty Anderson, Taryn Curtis, Tanner Curtis, Cody Curtis, Kayla Curtis, John Davyd Curtis, Chris Curtis, Catilan Curtis, Jenniffer Mason, Kelly Mason, Cyndy Mason, Michael Mason, Jordan Mason, Bailey Mason, Daphne Skinner, Daniel DeWitt, Michael, Ziah and Daria Skinner and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Mason was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and one granddaughter, Debra Kay Mason.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 10, from 6:00pm until 7:30pm at Griffin Leggett-Conway.  Funeral will be Wednesday, May 11 at 2:00pm in Griffin Leggett-Conway Chapel by Brother George Andrews.  Pallbearers are grandsons, Bruce Skinner, Terry Mason, Tim Mason, Tommy Mason and “honorary” grandson, Jim Alexander.

Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Cheryl Darlene Ward
Cheryl Darlene Ward
Cheryl Darlene Ward, 58, of Odessa, Texas passed away Saturday, May 7th at Medical Center Hospital. Cheryl was born in Kermit, Texas to Ellis and Doris Thomason. She married Gary Ward in 1969 in Monahans. Cheryl is preceded in death by her father, Ellis Thomason and brother Jackie Thomason.

Cheryl worked as a night assistant manager for Lowe’s Super Markets for many years. She was a homemaker and loved to accompany her husband to bowling tournaments and play games on the Internet. The thing Cheryl loved most was spoiling her five grandchildren.

Cheryl is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Gary Ward, of Odessa, Texas; Her mother, Doris Thomason of Odessa, Tx. They have a son, Michael; two daughters, Leslyn Kelso and Jackie West, and five grandchildren; Ashley, Jeremy, Megan, Emily and “Lizzy”, all of Odessa; one sister, Lisa K. Thomason and one brother, Gary W. Thomason and wife, Trudy, of Odessa. Cheryl is also survived by a host of relatives and friends scattered throughout the county.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10th at the First Baptist Church in Kermit. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Wayne Portman Perkins, II
Wayne Portman Perkins, II
Wayne Portman Perkins, II, age 42, of Corpus Christi, Texas, went to be with his Lord, Monday, May 9, 2005.  Wayne was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on October 2, 1962.  He was a self-employed Master Plumber.

Wayne was an avid sports fan; he loved Baseball and Football, along with hunting and fishing.  He was a loving and caring son and father who enjoyed spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish Wayne's love and memories are:  his wife, Carol Pugh of Corpus Christi, TX; Adoptive mother - Jeannette Palmour and husband Bill, of Kermit; Father - Wayne Portman Perkins of Pryor, OK; Mother - Janice Wright of Elk City, OK; one son - Mickey Wayne Perkins of Abilene, TX; one step-son - Gary Perkins of Odessa; two step-daughters - Misty and Brandy Pugh of Corpus Christi, TX; one brother - James Glendell Perkins of Elk City, OK; one half-brother - Edward Dean Wright of Elk City, OK; two half-sisters - Rhonda Jo Wright of Elk City and Manuela K. Wright of Elk City, OK; five adoptive brothers - Monty Perkins of Dallas; Raymond Perkins of Dallas; Arthur Perkins of Corpus Christi; Michael Perkins of Odessa; Jesse Perkins of Odessa; five adoptive sisters - Sandra Dow of Dallas; Mary Ann Perkins of Odessa; Paula Jean Perkins of Odessa; Misty Jeannette Perkins of Kermit; Christy Laura Thomas of Odessa; Numerous nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles.  Wayne is also survived by two Great Nieces.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, May 13, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.  Interment to follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers are:  Bobby Thomas, Jesse Perkins, Christopher Perkins, Manuel Hernandez, Jesse Mancha, Saoul Mancha, Johnny Dow, and Glen Perkins. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

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