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Obituaries 2005
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Esta Fay Johnson
Esta Fay Johnson

Esta Fay Johnson, age 86, of Fort Worth, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 4, 2005. Fay was born Thursday, November 21, 1918 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas to Tom and Mary Lou (Watkins) Whatley.

She was the owner/operator of Fay’s Beauty Shop in Fort Worth where she worked for 30 years. She was very involved in the Midtown Church of Christ in Fort Worth and enjoyed being the Secretary. She loved reading, crocheting and oil painting and after church on Sunday, she enjoyed eating at Jack-In-The-Box and Wyatt’s Cafeteria.


Those left to cherish her love and memories are one daughter, Anita Clason of The Dalles, Oregon; four grandchildren, Chris Magee of Kermit, Elizabeth Waller, Randy Payne and Georgianna Payne, all of Fort Worth; and three great-grandchildren, Kaecye Bedell, Kadye Bedell and Chaz Cole.


She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Clarence Johnson and one son Curtis Johnson.


Visitation is scheduled for 8 am to 8 pm, Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas. Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Friday, October 7, 2005 at Bourland Cemetery in Keller, Texas with Pastor Brad Sullard officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.


Everett “Smokey” Downing
Everett “Smokey” Downing, age 79, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Hospice House of Odessa. He was born Wednesday, April 7, 1926 in Guadalupe County, New Mexico to the late Jack L. and Lee E. (Gunter) Downing.

He was a retired long haul truck driver and had just recently moved to Wink having lived at Red Bluff Lake for the previous thirteen years.

He leaves behind eight children, numerous grandchildren, his friends, Keri Carter, Lulu Williams, Katie Spangler and Dolly Almon all of Kermit.

Funeral services were held 9 am, Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Willie Lee Latson
Willie Lee Latson
Willie Lee Latson passed away Sunday, October 9, 2005 at Sienna Nursing Home in Odessa. She was born January 5, 1909 in Midland.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are one daughter, Billie J. Green of Odessa, one Grandson, Brad Green of Midland, one Great-Granddaughter, Reena Green of Odesa, three Great-Great Grandchildren, Ive Brie, Christopher and Emily all of Odessa and one niece, Frances Taylor of Divine, Texas.

Willie was preceded in death by her husband, C. E. Latson.
Graveside services were held at 9 am, Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Ector County Cemetery in Odessa. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Horland A "Monk" New
Horland  A. “Monk” New
Horland  A. “Monk” New longtime resident of Kermit  passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was born Wednesday, December 15, 1913 to the late Rufus and Ruby (Lee) New in Robertson County, Texas.

A retired service station owner, “Monk” married Mae Nell Gaines on September 25, 1937 in Knox City, Texas. Together they made Kermit there home for 60 years until  she preceded him in death on August 22, 1992. “Monk” then relocated to Cisco, Texas where he lived for the last 2 and ½ years.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are three sons: Harland E. New of Wink, Texas; Robert G. New of Snyder, Texas; and Jerry D. New of Lubbock, Texas. Two Brothers: Roy D. New of Weatherford, Texas and James New of Rising Star, Texas. Two Sisters: Katherine Coffee of Odessa, Texas and Ruby Sears of Little Rock, Arkansas. Seven Grandchildren and Fourteen Great-Grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Smith, Matthew Smith, Brandon New, Anthony New, Bob New, Ben McGehee, Joshua New, Michael New, Austin Collins, and Greg Smith.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 pm Thursday, October 13, 2005 at Kermit Cemetery with Brother Richard Ray officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

Gwendolyn Carol Shockey
Gwendolyn Carol Shockey
Gwendolyn Carol Shockey, age 65, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, October 23, 2005. She was born Friday, October 6, 1939 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas to the late David Thomas and Julia Elizabeth (Terry) Moore.

Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are one son, Casey L. Shockey of Durham, North Carolina; one daughter, Teri L. Massie of West Alexandria, Ohio; one sister, Sue Ann Spangler of Kermit; two nephews, Eric Spangler of Kermit and Max Spangler of Lubbock and one niece, Mallie Moore of El Paso.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Bob Moore and David Howard Moore.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 4 pm, Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Reverend Henry Freund officiating.


Micca Glen Brawley
Micca Glen Brawley
Beloved son, husband, brother, uncle and stepfather, Micca Glen Brawley, age 42, went to be with his Lord on Monday, October 24, 2005. He was born December 4, 1962 in Denver City, Texas to Herschel Glen Brawley and Patricia Lynn (Rohloff) Christian.

Micca and his family moved to Kermit in 1978 where he attended Kermit Schools and graduated in 1981. At age 16, he started working with his father and the family business, Brawley Oil and Gas, where he remained even after it was sold to Burns Oil and Gas. During his school years, Micca participated in all sports and was particularly good at football. A person with a heart of gold, he would give anyone the shirt off his back. He married the love of his life, Shelly Berry in May 2005.

Those left behind to cherish his love and memories are his wife, Shelly Brawley of Wink; one step-son, Shannon Daniel Yandell of Lubbock; two step-daughters, Ashlie Dawn Harrell of Odessa and Tiffnie Nicole Newby of Frienswood, Texas; his parents: Glen Brawley of Wink and Pat Christian of Alvin, Texas; three sisters: Debora K Carter of Wink, Kelley Haynes of Atlanta, Georgia and Gail Powers of Rockport, Texas.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Friday, October 28, 2005 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Reverend Henry Freund officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Carroll, Joe Inskeep, Keith Dobson, Brandon Northcutt, Raymond Thomas, Gary Drinkard, Randy Thomas and Randon Bradford. Honorary Pallbearers are Don Blocker, Larry Gunn, Gary Dunn, Weldon May, Earnest Davis and Dick Kyle. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Roger Earl Rigdon
Roger Earl Rigdon
Roger Earl Rigdon, long time resident of Kermit entered into rest, Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Monday, June 9, 1958, in Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky to Luther and Anna Mae (Oliver) Rigdon, Sr.

Roger settled in Kermit in 1976 having moved here from Smith Mills, Kentucky. He went to work in the oil field and worked his way up to Driller. He married Debbie Hall in January of 1986. A loving husband, father, friend and pawpaw, Roger enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish and hunt. Sitting down with family and friends to play a game of cards or working on a car were favorite pastimes, too.

Those left behind to cherish his love and memories are his wife, Debbie Hall of Kermit; three daughters, Brandi Michelle Castillo of Rowlett, Texas, Kelly Rene Rideout of Lovington, NM and Genelle Nicole Leason of Rock Hill, S.C.; three sons, Cory Matthew Rigdon, David Anthony Rideout and Jonathan Andrew Rideout all of Kermit; his mother, Anna Mae Oliver of Henderson, Kentucky; one brother, Starlynn Rigdon of Indianapolis, Indiana and one sister, Kathy Davis of Henderson, Kentucky. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Mikal, Kayla, Doogy, Matthew, Linda, Michael, Lexus and Sara.

Roger was preceded in death by his father, Luther Rigdon, Sr. and one brother, Luther Rigdon, Jr
.

Pallbearers will be Cory Rigdon, David Rideout, Jonathan Rideout, Glen Smith, Bobby Moore and Danny Smith, Jr.


Graveside Services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 01, 2005 at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Patricia Ann Blankenship Foster
Patricia Ann "Ma" Blankenship Foster of Kermit, passed away Monday, November 07, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

Patricia was a homemaker and a resident of Kermit for the past 12 years coming from California.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Ferguson of Kermit. Also three sons, James "Patrick" Griffin, Joey Ables and Jesse Ables all of Kermit. One daughter Natasha Dawn Bethany Ables of Riverside, California. Two brothers, Bob Blankenship and Richard Michael Kratz both of Riverside, California. And her five grandchildren, Kyle, James, Amber, Sara and Ethan.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 09 and Thursday, November 10 from 8 am to 8 pm at Funeral Services Funeral Chapel. A wake will be held starting at noon on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at her residence, 516 North Ave A in Kermit. Her cremains will be returned to California and scattered in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill her final request. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


 


James Edward Bolf
James Edward Bolf, age 71 of Wink, Texas went to be with his Lord on Monday, November 14, 2005. He was born into a family of 10 children Sunday, February 4, 1934 to the late Ed & Lorena (Manske) Bolf in Tom Green County, Texas. Upon graduating from Kermit High School, James attended Texas-Tech University on scholarship where he played football for the “Red Raiders”. He completed his education from Eastern New Mexico College in Portales, NM where he earned his degree in teaching. Soon after graduation his country called and he proudly served in the United States Army, Specialist Fourth Class, in the 11th Airborne as a paratrooper and military policeman in Munich, Germany from July 14, 1956 to July 3, 1958. After his tour of duty he married Shirley Johnson in Portales, New Mexico on May 28, 1959.

James and Shirley moved to Wink in 1966 where they raised their family and he coached and taught for 18 years in the Wink-Loving Independent School District. He was an active member of the community attending First Baptist Church of Wink. Devoting his time to the Wink Lions Club and its activities and to the VFW.

“Amos Fuddle 50 Years of Memories: 1947-1996” James (Booger) Bolf: Very few people know where he got the nickname Booger, but it was very deserving because he was a BOOGER on the field. He was an All-State center and placed middle linebacker on the 1952 team. James was just a kid that liked to play and hit people, which he did very well and often and hard. His defensive talent was to the Jackets as Leroy Jordans was to the Cowboys, if the ball carrier stayed on the field, “Booger would get them”. He was also a outstanding basketball player for the Jackets. James played his College ball at Eastern New Mexico in Portales, and later served as Head Coach at Wink.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Sons: Bobby Don Bolf of Oklahoma City, OK., and James Curtis Bolf of Odessa,TX. Daughters: Terry Diane Morton of Wink, TX and Tracy Lynn Bushong of Odessa, TX. Brothers: Milton Bolf of San Diego, CA. Charles Bolf of Del Rio, TX., and Scotty Bolf of Crane, TX Sisters:  Margie Arp of Farmington, NM, Doris Husband of Cisco, TX , Betty Porter of Las Cruces, NM, Janis Wright of Crane, TX , and Sharon Lawler of Abilene, TX. 8 Grandchildren: Heath, Lacy, and Lara Morton; Amanda Bolf; Katy, Jodi, and Lindsay Graham; Tara Bushong. Last, but not least, his beloved chihauhau, “ANGEL".

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Stevie Bolf.

Funeral Services will be held 2 pm Saturday November 19, 2005 at Wink-Loving I.S.D. Lena Laughlin Auditorium with Bro. Richard Ray officiating.

Pallbearers are Raymond Dodd, Chad Clark, Ben White, Cody Thomas, Ryan Raska, Zach Thomas and Shane Youngblood. Honorary Pallbearers are Jay Lovell, Glynn Wilson, Class of KHS 1952-53 Football team, First Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class and Deacons and Dowell Chemical Employees.

Services have been entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, Texas.

Roberta Lee Barnes
Roberta Lee Barnes, 82 of Jal, New Mexico went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. She was born Thursday, November 08, 1923 in Hughes County, Oklahoma to John Bean and Nellie Melinda (Birdsell) McGraw.

She was a retired freight agent from Airlift International and had been a resident of Jal for the past 10 years having moved there from Sadler, Texas.

Roberta was a member of the Jal Methodist Church and also of the Order of Eastern Star - Malpais Chapter, Grants, New Mexico. She was very active in the community serving as a member of the Jal City Council and also on the Jal Hospital Borad. She was also a member of the Jal Chamber of Commerce.

She is survived by her son Bill R. Garrett and wife, Susan of Jal, New Mexico, four brothers: Donald McCraw and wife, Joy of Las Vegas, NV, Laverne McCraw, John McCraw and Glen McCraw, the three of Tishomingo, Oklahoma; and one sister: Doris Hargrove of Texas. Six Grandchildren and five Great-Grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Coleman F. Barnes, 2 daughters: Cheryl Bruce and Sandra Garrett, three brothers: James, Joseph and Kenneth McCraw; and three sisters: Barbara Qualls, Shirley McCraw and Janie Sims.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 18, 2005 at 1 pm, MST at the Jal Methodist Church in Jal, New Mexico with Reverend Daniel Kowacich officiating. Burial will follow at Jal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Jal Methodist Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 1000, Jal, NM 88252 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368. Arrangements have been entrusted to Family Services Funeral Chapel of Kermit.

Carl Dexter Kasner
Carl Dexter Kasner, age 55 of Kermit, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2005. He was born Tuesday, September 26, 1950 in Grandfalls, Texas to the late Joe H. and Elizabeth Dawty Kasner.

Carl served in the United States Air Force. He was a Drilling Supervisor in the oilfield until becoming disabled. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, hunting and fishing. He also loved working in his backyard. He was a member of the Grace Temple Baptist Church of Kermit.

On March 21, 1972, he wed Karen Atwood in Monahans, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Karen of the home, three daughters: Kim Kasner, Karla Kasner and Kendra Kasner all of San Angelo, Texas and his five nieces: Dorinda, Dennisa, Darla, Donnell and Delaine; two Brothers-in-law, Ronald Atwood of San Angelo and Donald Atwood of Arlington, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Jo Fern.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 10 am at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Chapel of Kermit.

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