Family Services Funeral
John David Allen
John David Allen, 88, longtime resident of Jal, went to be with the
Lord on Thursday, February 09, 2006 at Winkler County Memorial
Hospital. John was born on Friday, April 27, 1917 to the late
Bonnie Lovie and Esther (Davis) Allen in Mayhill, New Mexico. In
1940, he married Lucy McCollaum in Alamogordo, New Mexico. John
served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. John was an active
member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He
was a past Rainbow Dad. He was also an active member of the Jal
Masonic Lodge #65 AF & AM where he was a Past Master. He was a Past
Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico. He was also a member of the
Order of Eastern Star Chapter #60 and he served as a Past Grand
Worthy Patron. He was a woodworker, carpenter and cabinetmaker who
enjoyed working with his hands. Known for his love of the outdoors,
John was an active outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He
was also a very social man who played cards and dominoes with his
John is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-five years Lucy Allen;
one son: John Dee Allen and wife Karen of Las Cruces, New Mexico;
one daughter: Ronna Lee Barnes of Abilene, Texas; three sisters:
Esther Love Royland of Forest Grove, Oregon; Nita Searcy of Abilene,
Texas; and Tressa Owens of San Angelo, Texas; six grandchildren:
Derma, Merna, Lonna, Jana, Jason, and Justin; and twelve
He was preceded in death by parents and step-mother Bertha Skaggs
Allen; one sister Jo Ann Simpson; and two brothers: Elmer Allen and
Funeral Services were held on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 11:00 am
at Calvary Baptist Church of Jal, New Mexico with Brother Alan Speed
officiating. Masonic graveside services followed at Jal Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jason Allen, Justin Allen, Dave Bruskotter, Jim
McGann, Mike Pearce, and Gary Deck. Honorary pallbearers were:
Otis Kelley, W.M. Kemp, Seth Brisbin, Caleb Brisbin, Daniel Ojinaga,
Earl Muncrief, Jake Merryman, Benny Reed, Riley Bruskotter, and his
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Helping Hands or
Masonic Charities, Care of Masonic Lodge #65 P.O. Box 904 Jal,
NM 88252, or Calvary Baptist Church P.O. Box 1150 Jal, NM 88252.
Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
Alexander, 27, lifetime resident of Jal, New Mexico left this life
on Saturday, February 11, 2006. He entered this life in Andrews, TX
on Sunday, October 15, 1978, the son of James Don Alexander and
Norma (Jones) Moore. He wed LaDonna Pirtle on July 23, 2005. He
was an oilfield truck driver. He was a loving husband and father to
his two girls. Jackie was a generous man who would give the shirt
off his back to help a friend and was always ready to give anyone in
need a hand.
behind to cherish his love and memories include his father, James
Alexander of Portland, TX; his mother Norma Moore and husband,
Brian D. of Jal, New Mexico; his wife, LaDonna Alexander of Jal, New
Mexico; his daughters, Destini Hope Alexander and Codi Dawn
Alexander both of Jal, New Mexico; three sisters, Tammy Messimer
and husband, Kyle, Letitia Gillit, and Joni Alexander and husband,
Ronny Boehm, all of Jal, New Mexico; one half-sister, Sherry
Alexander; two half-brothers, Jerry Alexander and Jamie Alexander;
two nephews, David and Nathan; and four nieces, Elizabeth, Ashley,
Jennifer, and Linsey.
honor his memory will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, February 17, 2006
at Jal Cemetery with officiates Brother Alan Speed and Mike
Mays. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of
Lora Lee Lemmons
Lora Lee Lemmons,
age 75, of Kermit went to be with her Lord Saturday, February 18,
2006. She was born Tuesday, December 09, 1930 to the late Benjamin
Franklin Hobson and Vera Edna Potts in Vernon Texas. Lora was a
lifetime member of the V.F.W. Auxillary Post # 6284. She enjoyed
cooking and was known around Wink for her cookies. She had also
worked as a waitress and had retired as a telephone operator.
Lora is survived
by four sons: Horace “Pokey” Collum of Houston, TX; Robert Dean
Brown of Denver, CO; Bucky Lemmons and wife Beth of Kermit, TX; Joe
Lemmons and wife Karen of Kermit, TX; two daughters: Kathryn Ann
Brougham and husband Michael of Dallas, TX; Sharon Dean of Hobbs,
NM; one sister: Carolyn Langston of Kermit, TX; three grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
preceded in death by her parents Benjamin and Vera Hobson; one
daughter: Becky Jean Brown; one brother: Gerald Hobson; two
sisters: Alice Jane Hobson and “Baby sister” Hobson.
are Cecil “Buck” Lemmons, Joe Lemmons, Wayne Shuler, John Schubert,
Sean Fussner, Joe Mitchell.
services are 10:00 am Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Family
Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.
Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements were
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit
Partain, 73, longtime resident of Kermit, went to be with the Lord
on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at his home in Kermit, Texas. Elmer
was born on Sunday, February 12, 1933 to the late James Partain Sr.
and Esther (Milligan) Partain in Karbers Ridge, Illinois. In 1953,
he married Betty Banks in Gary, Indiana. Elmer enjoyed working with
his hands and spent years working as a mechanic. He also enjoyed a
good joke and was know to be a prankster. Elmer also enjoyed
playing games, being outdoors fishing or BBQing surrounded by his
many friends, the “High Life”, and his many grandkids.
survived by his wife of fifty-two years Betty Partain; two sons: Lee
Partain of Kermit, Texas; Bobby Partain of Gary, Indiana; three
daughters: Lisa Partain of Kermit, Texas; Lela Johnson of Kermit,
Texas; Nova Towner of Benton, Kentucky; one brother: James Partain
Jr. of Mobile, Alabama; one sister: Nova Woods of Gary, Indiana;
ten grandchildren: Justus, Hanna, Alex, Tyler, Trevor, Alexis,
Christopher, Rocky, Angel, and Shane; six great-grandchildren:
Zodrick, Alyssa, Lexi, Christian, Lee, Zachary; and numerous nieces
preceded in death by his parents James and Esther Partain; one son:
Wesley Partain; one brother; J.T. Partain; one sister: Pearl
Williams; one grandson: J.P Hartman.
Services will be Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Kermit
Cemetery with Brother Eddie Cotton officiating. Pallbearers will be
Rocky Robertson, Shane Robertson, Kenny Robertson, Billy Johnson,
Gordon Towner, Lee Partain, and Bobby Partain. Services were
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
Thomas, 58, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 26, 2006.
James was a life-long resident of Kermit. He is the son of the late
James Earnest Thomas and Jewel “Farmer” Thomas. James will be
remembered by his family as a game player. He played cards and
dominoes. James also greatly enjoyed fishing. Known as, “Uncle
Crazy,” to his nieces and nephews James had a great sense of humor
and enjoyed making them laugh. Additionally, James served his
country by joining the U. S. Army where he obtained the rank of
sergeant and was a Vietnam Veteran.
survived by his wife: Alesia Thomas of Kermit, TX; one son: Robert
Wilson of Bartlet, TX; one daughter: Christy Wilson of Kermit, TX;
four sisters: Sheila “Jeno” Casteel of Big Lake, TX; Janet “Candy”
Ferguson of Kermit, TX; Shirley Tidwell and husband Tommy of Kermit,
TX; Kittie Compton and husband Ricky of Oak Grove, LA; and numerous
great nieces and nephews.
in death are his parents James and Jewel Thomas; and his sister:
Services will be held at Family Services Funeral Chapel at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 with Brother Monty Huffman Officiating.
Martinez Lara, age 73 of Kermit went to be with his Lord on Monday,
February 27, 2006. He was born on July 08, 1932 in Redford, Texas
to Francisco and Sabina Lara.
He is survived by
his son: Jose Gutierrez; three brothers: Isaac Ramirez of Andrews,
Texas; Manuel Lopez of Kermit, Texas; Raul Lara of Kermit, Texas;
six grandchildren: Connie Whiteside, Josie Belcourt, Jose Gutierrez
Jr., Toni Bustamante, Ruben Gutierrez, Noah Gutierrez; fifteen
great-grandchildren: Willie, Kenya, Kendra, Karen, Karime, Tiffany,
Stephanie, Brandon, Hailey, Marc, Joseph, Yasmeen, Denise, Amoris,
in death were his wife: Nicomedez Gomez; parents Francisco and
Sabina Lara; five brothers: Jose, Trini, George, Domingo Lara, and
Sabino Lopez; one sister; Simona Porras.
Rosary will be
held at Family Services Funeral Chapel, 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 1,
2006. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic
Church, 10:00 am, Thursday, March 2, 2006. Arrangements entrusted to
Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
Harley “Ray” McGuire
McGuire, 65, longtime resident of Wink, went to be with the Lord on
Monday, February 27, 2006. Ray was born on Friday, May 3, 1940 to
the late Jack McGuire and Inez “Youngblood” McGuire in Lamesa, TX.
Ray was an avid collector of guns and knives. He was also a hard
worker. Ray worked as a ranch foreman and combine operator when he
was younger and a contract pumper later in life. He understood the
meaning of the seven-day workweek.
Ray is survived
by his two sons: Mark McGuire and wife Susie of Wink, TX; Brian
McGuire and wife Stacy of San Angelo, TX; one daughter: Denise
Barton and husband Aaron of Fredericksburg, TX; seven
grandchildren: Baylie, Nichole, Sawyer, Kaitlyn, Madison, Sydney,
Ray was preceded
in death by his parents, Jack And Inez McGuire; one son: Wade
McGuire; two brothers Earnest and Louis; two sisters Jackie and Sue.
will be Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Kermit Cemetery.
Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
Antonio M. Armendariz Jr.
Armendariz Jr., age 74, of Kermit went to be with his Lord on
Thursday, March 09, 2006. He was born on Saturday, July 11, 1931 in
El Mulato, Ojinaga, Mexico to Antonio and Petra Montoya Armendariz.
Antonio was a long-time resident of Kermit where he worked in
construction and as a crane operator.
He is survived
by his wife: Guadalupe Armendariz of Kermit; three sons: Jose
Antonio Armendariz of Odessa, Armando Armendariz of Kermit, Sabino
Armendariz of Odessa; six daughters: Noelia Valenzuela of Midland,
Silvia Porras of Ojinaga, Mexico; Elvia Chavez of Kermit; Leonila
Gallardo of Kermit; Yesenia A. Ortiz of Kermit; Cindy Armendariz of
Odessa; one brother: Demetrio Armendariz of Fort Worth; two
sisters: Rufina Lujan of Andrews; Gloria Grado of Lake Arthur, New
Mexico; twenty-four grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Antonio in death were two daughters: Arcilia and Arcelia; one
brother: Arcadio Armendariz; four sisters: Maria Pedraza; Lupe
Ramos; Isabel Heredia; Josefa Morales.
held at Family Services Funeral Chapel, at 7:00 pm, Friday, March
10, 2006 with Nacho Villa officiating. Mass of Christian Burial was
held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 11,
2006 with Father Rudy Lacerna as Celebrant and Nacho Villa as
Pallbearers include Irvin Armendariz, Milo Valenzuela, Armando
Porras, Jr., Eddie Armendariz, Adiel Armendariz, Tony Lares, Eduardo
Gallardo, and Oscar Ortiz, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers include Jose
Antonio Armendariz, Armando Armendariz, and Sabino Armendariz.
Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of
Timoteo Hernandez Lara
Hernandez Lara, age 66, of Kermit, went to be with his Lord Saturday
March 25, 2006 in Slaton, TX. He was born Wednesday, January 24,
1940 in Pecos, TX. to the late Reyes and Sixta (Hernandez) Lara. He
married Guadalupe Corral on June 1, 1971 in Dallas, TX. and together
they raised eight children. Timoteo retired from farming in 1999
and moved to Kermit from Loop, TX.
Timoteo was a
faithful Christian, who was constantly spreading the Gospel. He
loved his family, corrected them when needed, and supported them
always. He was an excellent shade tree mechanic, as evidenced by his
’49 Ford pickup which he had before he and Guadalupe married, and
still runs like new today.
survived by his wife Guadalupe of Kermit, six (6) sons: Edward
Corral of Ropesville, TX, Hugo Hernandez of Kermit, Raul Hernandez
of Slaton, TX, Tim Rene Lara of Slaton, TX, Juan Jose Lara of
Slaton, TX, and Ruben Lara of Lubbock, TX; two (2) daughters: Olga
Villasenor of Ropesville, TX, and Dora Macias of Slaton, TX; three
(3) brothers- Juan, Jimmy, and Christobal Lara all of Odessa, TX;
three (3) sisters- Jesusa Jacquez of Andrews, TX, Amelia Orona and
Maria Orona both of Houston, TX; sixteen (16) grandchildren, and
five (5) great-grandchildren.
Mr. Lara was
preceded in death by one brother- Jose Lara in 1985, one sister-
Manuela Garcia in 2005, and one great-grandson- Nicholas Noel Piedra.
Service was held at 7 pm Monday March 27, 2006 at Family Services
Funeral Chapel with Noel Porras officiating. Funeral Service was
held 10 am Tuesday March 28, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Parlor
with Pastor Jessie Cisneros officiating. Pallbearers were: Edward
Corral, Hugo Hernandez, Raul Hernandez, Ruben Lara, Roberto
Villasenor, and Faustino Macias. Interment followed at Kermit
Rosa Faye Marshall
Marshall, age 81, of Kermit, passed away Monday, April 10, 2006 at
the Hospice House in Odessa. Mrs. Marshall was born March 23, 1925
in Gatesville, TX to the late Michael Caddo and Mary Jane (Miller)
Brown. She was a resident of Kermit for 40 Years having moved here
from Crane, TX in 1965. Mrs. Marshall married Lawrence L. “Turk”
Marshall on April 17, 1941 in Monahans, TX., and they had 62
wonderful years together before Turks’ passing on March 5, 2003.
Rose was a Tax Assessor/Collector for the City of Kermit for 25
years, and an active member of Belvue Baptist Church.
Those left to
cherish her love and memory are one son: Jack Marshall and wife
Clara of Kermit, two daughters: Rosie Lee Henry of Kermit and Mary
Ellen Mason and husband Charles of Andrews, TX; one brother: M. C.
(Buster) Brown of Odessa, TX;11 Grandchildren; 25
Great-Grandchildren; and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.
for Rose will be 2 pm Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Belvue Baptist
Church in Kermit with Bro. Danny Fitzpatrick officiating. Interment
will be at Kermit Cemetery.
be Terry Mason, Tim Mason, Tommy Mason, Lonny Marshall, Marshall
Carrell, Bradley Castleman, Jackie Hallmark, Tim Kinnear, and Kevin
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
requests donations be made to Home Hospice, 903 N. Sam Houston Ave,
Odessa, TX. 79761
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