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Stacey Lynn (Long) Hollingshead
Stacey Lynn (Long) Hollingshead, age 38, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006 in Sweetwater, TX.  She was born Saturday, April 22, 1967 in Dalton, GA to Roy Blufford Long, Jr and Ernestine Virginia (Childress) Long.  She graduated from Kermit High School and had been a Kermit resident since 1975.  She attended Odessa College and earned an Associates Degree.  She also earned a Bachelors Degree with a major in History and minor in Sociology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.  Stacey was a member of Belvue Baptist Church.  She was a work-a-holic - dedicated to helping families, working in this field for MHMR and the Crisis Center of Odessa for the past 5 years.  She also worked in the Kermit school district.  Family was her life – she was a loving mother to three children. She was engaged to Gary Bradford and they planned to marry in June of this year.

Those left behind to mourn the loss of Stacey include her parents, Roy and Ernestine Long; her grandmother:  Viola Childress of Dalton, GA; one daughter:  Kelcey Hollingshead of Kermit; two sons:  Klayton and Kanyon Hollingshead of Kermit; one brother:  Johnny B. Long of Kermit; her fiancé, Gary Bradford, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services to honor her memory will be held 10:00 am Monday, April 17 at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit officiated by Brother Bill Campbell.  Pallbearers will be Emmitt Bale, Jimmy Paschal, Odie Marshall, Mike Glander, David Richardson, and Scott Wright.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Audrey Dale “Speedy” Sullivan
Audrey Dale “Speedy” Sullivan, age 66, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX.  He was born Monday, December 4, 1939 in Norman, OK to Frank and Inis (Williams) Sullivan.  He graduated from Odessa High School in 1958 and had been a Kermit resident for almost 50 years.  He was a contract pumper, who had retired from Oryx Oil in 1994.  He was a hard worker who seemed to think that the oilfield couldn’t run without him.  He married Bonnie Lea (Riggs) Awbrey in May of 1999.  Dale was a loving husband who always put his wife first.  He was a devoted “Pa-Pa” who thoroughly loved his grandchildren.  He was an avid sports fan with a large baseball cap collection.  Talking sports with his grandsons was a favorite pastime   He was a member of the Church of Christ in Wink.  Those he’s left behind will dearly miss him, but we are comforted knowing that he is in the arms of the Lord.

Those left to cherish Speedy’s memory include his wife, Bonnie Sullivan; four sons:  Michael Sullivan of Kermit, Calvin Levis Awbrey of Kermit, Jimmy Shane Awbrey of Wichita Falls, TX, and Brian Edmond Awbrey of Kermit; one brother:  Johnny Sullivan of Odessa, TX; four sisters:  Carolyn Harrison of Kermit, Norma Davis of Odessa, TX, Joyce Barrett of Carthage, TX, and Frankie Davis of College Station, TX; and nine grandchildren:  Ashley, Austin, Brayden, Isaac, Jesse, Devin, Jaden, Taylor, and Andrew.

One sister, Barbara Cargal, preceded him in death.

Services to honor his memory will be held 2:00 pm Monday, April 17 at Eastside Church of Christ in Kermit officiated by Brothers Brian McGonagill and Tommy Williamson.  Pallbearers will be Jimmy Ballard, Gene Mitchell, John Mixon, Benny Sullivan, Benny Carrasco, and Don Kapka.  Honorary Pallbearers will include James Harrison, Michael Sullivan, Levis Awbrey, Jimmy Awbrey, and Brian Awbrey.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  The family requests that memorials be made to Wink Church of Christ PO Box 536 Wink, TX 79789. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Calvin Nelson Dunlop

Calvin N. Dunlop age 82, of Kermit, passed away Wednesday April 19, 2006 at Ware Living Center in Amarillo, TX.  He was born one of thirteen children, August 16, 1923 in Hamilton County, TX. to the late John and Hattie (Register) Dunlop. Calvin was a longtime resident of Kermit, and retired from Community Public Service Electric Company after 41 years of service.

Calvin was a member of First Baptist Church in Kermit, Kermit Downtown Lions Club, a retired Kermit Volunteer Fireman with 21years of service, and was past president for Kermit Chamber of Commerce. He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy as a Radio Airman 2nd Class.

Calvin was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy (Williams) Dunlop in 1963, and his second wife, Lindal Jean (Cardwell) Dunlop in 2005. Also preceding him in death      were two brothers and three sisters.

Those left to cherish his memory are three sons: Jack Dunlop and wife Mary Lee of Amarillo, TX; Joe Dunlop and wife Candice of Albuquerque, NM; Mike Giesler and wife Diane of Atlanta, TX; one daughter- Jill Giesler Welch and husband Sam of Fritch, TX; four brothers; three sisters; eight grandchildren:  Lanny, Cody, Jason, Jonas, Cassidy, John, Susan, and Carly; one great-grandchild: Jack; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Kermit with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandchildren.  Arrangements entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit

Victor Mark Ramirez

Victor Mark Ramirez, age 27, of Kermit left this life Saturday, April 22, 2006 in Ector County.  He entered this life Monday, July 10, 1978 in San Antonio, TX, the son of Victor and Susie (Martinez) Ramirez.  Victor graduated from Knippa High School in Knippa, Texas in 1996, he then attended Delmar College in Corpus Christi.  He was currently employed as a field supervisor for Schooner Petroleum.

Victor always put his family first.  He enjoyed family gatherings and barbeques.  He had a loving heart and a generous attitude.  He would give the shirt off of his back to help another.  He was an honest, friendly man who could always be counted on.  He was outgoing and had many friends. Victor enjoyed a good prank and even dabbled in a little matchmaking.  He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fly-fishing, horseback riding, and roping.  He had the heart of a cowboy and loved music, rodeos, and trucks.

Victor will be sorely missed by his family and friends.  He is survived by his wife: Destiny Garcia Ramirez; two sons: Ethan Mark Ramirez of Kermit and Dylan Kai Ramirez of Sabinal, TX; one daughter: Jada Nichole Ramirez of Sabinal, TX: his parents: Victor and Susie Ramirez of Port Arthur, TX; his sister: Jessica Ramirez Sims and husband, David, of Port Arthur, TX; his best friends: Daryl Dabelgott and wife, Shana; Dustin Kargl and wife, Deanna, and Alicia Dowdy; and numerous cousins.

Rosary was said for Victor Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 6:00 pm at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial was 10:00 am Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with officiate, Father Rudy Lacerna.  Pallbearers included Daryl Dabelgott, Dustin Kargl, Daniel Popp, Derrick Popp, Bob Koricanek, and Jeff Caldwell.  Honorary pallbearers were Ethan Mark Ramirez and Dylan Kai Ramirez.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Willie Frank Carroll

Willie Carroll age 85, of Wink, passed away Saturday April 29, 2006 at Home Hospice House in Odessa. He was born December 27, 1920 in Garland, TX. He was a retired truck driver and had lived in the area since 1976.

Willie is survived by two sons: Charles Carroll and wife Nona of Wink, TX; Johnny Fabbri of Cedar Creek Lake, TX; one daughter: Joann Paukner of Wink, TX; one brother: Charles C. Carroll of Mesquite, TX; thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends was Monday May 1, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Parlor. Memorial services will be held the Wink Church of Christ at 2:00 pm, May 06, 2006 with brother Tommy Williams officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Joe Lee Creamer

Joe Creamer, age 69, of Kermit passed from this life on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Monahans Managed Care Center.  He was the son of Henry and Gladys (Reedy) Creamer, born on Friday, January 29, 1937 in Paducah, Texas.  Joe was a retired gas station manager.  He had resided in Kermit for 3 years.  Prior to that he was a resident of Odessa.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include five daughters, Vicky Molinar of Monahans, Evelyn Linchard of Roswell, NM, Dorothy Bodine of Ft. Worth, TX, Bonnie Creamer of Kermit, and Heather Jensen of Jackpot, NV; two sons: Billy Creamer of Ft. Worth, TX and Bobby Creamer of Grand Prairie, TX.; one brother: Bill Creamer of Odessa, TX; twenty-two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ray Creamer.

Graveside services to honor his memory will be held at Kermit Cemetery Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 10:00 AM with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Gregorio D. Moya

Gregorio D. Moya, “Lolo”, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather,  went to be with his Lord and his loving wife “Virgie” of 50 years on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 after a short bout with cancer. A resident of Wink, Mr. Moya was born Friday, May 12, 1933 in Willard, NM to the late Eugene Moya and Simplicia Blake. Mr. Moya was a custodian for the Wink-Loving Independent School district for 30 years and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Gregorio united in marriage to Virginia M. Garcia on July 28, 1950 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in El Paso, TX. To this union thirteen wonderful, loving children were born.  She preceded him in death on June 29, 2003.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory:  Three daughters: Mary Ann (Moya) Lopez and Ramona Moya both of Wink and Berna (Moya) Briones of Monahans; Seven sons: 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; Jesse R Moya of Odessa; One sister: Martha Sanchez of Belen, NM; One brother: Ernesto Candelaria of Aurora, CO.

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

Seventeen Great-Grandchildren: Emillie Carrasco and Abel Carrasco II, both of San Antonio; Ontario Moya, Dillon Moya, and Maleah Moya all of North Richland Hills; Alyssa Urias of Kermit; Allisson Moya and Kayne Almanza of Monahans; Josh Saenz of Odessa; Damien Saenz of Dallas; Matthew Saenz of Odessa; Aylene Moya and Julianne Moya both of Eunice, NM; Jordan Mallow, Aaron Mallow and Damyon Mallow all of Houston, TX; Bryn Nicole Moya, Ava Faith Moya, Carly Ray Moya all of Kermit; and Roman Paul Hidalgo of Odessa.

Gregorio was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Virginia Moya; two daughters: Ramonsita Catarina Moya and Millie Moya Sutton; and one son:  Jerry Moya.

Two Rosaries will be held.  The first is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Parlor at 7:00 pm and the second on Friday, May 26, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Lucido officiating. Pallbearers will include:  James Jude Lopez, Jason Moya, Trey Moya, Gene Moya, Jr.  Sean Moya, and Ruben Briones II.  Honorary Pallbearers will include all other grandsons and great-grandsons.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Bertha Mills

Bertha Mills, age 93, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2006 at her residence in Kermit, TX.  She was born Sunday, December 8, 1912 in Freedom, OK to the late James Jackson and Ida (Luna) Chesnut.   She married Lawrence Mills on April 15, 1934.  After 52 happy years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 1986.  She had been a Kermit resident since 1946.  Bertha was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.

Those left behind to mourn the loss of Mrs. Mills include her daughter, Betty Scogin and husband, Robert Scogin of Kermit; granddaughter, Susan Gallagher and husband, Brent Gallagher; and her great-grandson, Michael Gallagher all of Midland, TX.

Services to honor her memory will be held 10:00 am Saturday, May 27 at First United Methodist Church in Kermit, officiated by Reverend Beth Harrington.  Pallbearers will be Troy Chesnut, Rodney Hayes, Mark Theisen, Duff Michel, Denny Hayes, Bill Heiser.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 995, Kermit, Texas 79745 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga.  30368-2454. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Marcela Pando

Marcela Pando, age 82, of Kermit passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2006.  She was born on June 23, 1923 in La Hacienda, Mexico to Rafeal and Se Nona (Ochoa) Natividad.  She was a homemaker and worshiped at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She was a resident of Kermit for the last 12 years, having moved here from Kansas.

She is survived by six sons: Alfonso Pando, Guadalupe Pando, Juan Pando, and Manuel Pando – all of Kermit, Carlos Pando and Leonard Pando of Ulysses, KA; one daughter: Martha Carrasco of Kermit; thirty-five grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her loving husband, Juan Pando; one daughter, Elida Orozco; two sisters; and one brother.

Services will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Fabien Rodriguez officiating. Pallbearers will include: Adam Orozco, Michael Pando, Leonardo Pando, Manuel Pando, Jr., Ruben Pando, and Stephen Pando.  Honorary pallbearer will be Alex Pando.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Myrtle Josephine "Jo" Dorsey

Myrtle Josephine Dorsey, age 92, of Kermit passed away Monday, May 29, 2006 at Desert Gardens in Hobbs, New Mexico. M. Jo Dorsey was born November 17, 1913 in Van Horn, TX to Myrtle E. (Jones) and Jim J. Chambers.  Jo was a very active, energetic, and ambitious individual all of her life.  She was born in Texas, but the family moved to New Mexico early in her life and she was reared and educated in New Mexico.  Jo attended high school and college (New Mexico State Teacher’s College – which later became New Mexico Western College) in Silver City, New Mexico.  She met her husband, W.L. “Bill” Dorsey in New Mexico and they were married at the Community Church of Kermit in May of 1934.  Mr. Dorsey was employed in the oilfield and they moved quite often.  After many moves, they settled in Kermit, TX and that was “Home Sweet Home” ever since.  Jo went to work in the post office.  Her husband was transferred to Lovington, and they moved to Lovington, NM.  After two years, they returned to Kermit and Jo went to work for the city as a bookkeeper.  After 20 years of service, she retired with the city and continued to live in Kermit.  She was not an idle person.  She became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1949 and became a 50-year member in 1999.  She served two terms as Worthy Matron and was later appointed Deputy Grand Matron.

She and Bill were members of the First United Methodist Church.  They enjoyed working in the church and participated in many activities. She worked with the Rainbow Organization for Girls and was Grand Visitor for one year.  She was president of the Shepherd Program in her church and of the United Methodist Women for two years.

Jo and Bill were also active bowlers.  They were enthusiastic fishermen, and spent much time on Lake LBJ in Kingsland. They traveled far and wide for art shows.  Jo did not call herself an artist, but she took a number of awards.  While working for the City of Kermit, she was invited by the City Council to update the City Seal.  This is the piece of work she was most proud of and it is displayed in the City Manager’s office and the Council Chamber at this time. She also played in major role in starting the Kermit October Affair.

She belonged to the AARP.  She served as treasurer for this organization for six years.  She never slowed down until poor health and eyesight limited her activities.  After a period of time, she entered Desert Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Hobbs, NM.

Jo leaves behind to mourn her loss a sister, Mary Lillian Lockley of Santa Paula, CA; one brother, James J. Chambers, Jr. of Hobbs, NM; four nieces:  Myrlene Sanches of Santa Paula, CA; Lynette Wallace of Orville, CA; Becky Smith of Hobbs, NM and Jamie Lynn West of Hertford, NC; and several great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill, in 1987.

Graveside services to honor her memory will be held 10:00 am Friday, June 2, 2006 at Kermit Cemetery with Rev. Loren Gardner officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

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