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Elias Ramos Valles
Elias Ramos Valles, age 42, went to sleep Thursday, June 1, 2006 in Kermit, TX.  He was born Wednesday, July 10, 1963 in El Mulato, Chihuahua, Mexico to Pedro Valles and the late Hermelinda (Ramos) Valles.   He married Nancy Morales on December 13, 1981 in Kermit.

Elias was the best derrick hand in the oil field and worshipped at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed traveling, especially out in the Big Bend area.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather with a huge heart.  Elias was always ready and willing to lend someone else a hand.

Those left behind to mourn the loss of Mr. Valles include his wife, Nancy Valles; two sons, Manuel Valles and Adrian Valles of Kermit; two daughters, Moraima Bonilla and Adriana Valles of Kermit; his father, Pedro Valles of El Mulato, Mexico; three brothers, Maurilio Valles of Kermit, Samuel Valles of Kermit, and Gerardo Valles of Andrews, TX; one sister, Lucinda Madrid of Lubbock; and one grandson, Eliseo Bonilla. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hermelinda Ramos Valles.

Services to honor his memory were held 2:00 pm Monday, June 5 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by Juan Lujan.  Pallbearers were Maurilio Valles, Gerardo Valles, Manuel Valles, Adrian Valles, Julio Valles, and Adrian Bonilla.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Jesus “Chuy” Ruiz Juarez

Jesus “Chuy” Ruiz Juarez, age 55, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2006 at his residence in Kermit, TX.  He was born Saturday, July 1, 1950 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Pablo and Epigmenia (Ruiz) Juarez.   He married Rosa Saenz on January 28, 2000.  He had been a Kermit resident for 8 years. 

Jesus was an operator for Longhorn Well Service and had worked in the oilfield all of his life.  He was a work-a-holic, but enjoyed time out for family gatherings; cooking barbeque, and spending some time with those he loved.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Rosa Juarez of Kermit; his step-mother, Aurora Juarez of Odessa, TX; two sons:  Lorenzo Juarez of Kermit and Leonardo Juarez of Monahans, TX; one step-son:  Antonio Salas of Odessa, TX; three daughters:  Edith Quiroz of Kermit, Veronica Sanchez of Kermit, and Maria Aguero of Denton, TX; two step-daughters:  Dalila Lopez of San Antonio, TX and Diana Salas of Odessa, TX; nine brothers:  Jose Juarez of Monahans, TX, Benito Juarez of Ojinaga, Mexico, Santiago Juarez of Ojinaga, Mexico, Pablo Juarez of Odessa, TX, Armando Juarez of Odessa, TX, Antonio Juarez of Las Vegas, NV, J.R. Salinas of Monahans, TX, Arturo Salinas of Kermit, TX, and Jose Luis Juarez of Las Vegas, NV; six sisters:  Juanita Rodriguez of Kermit, Francisca Porras of Kermit, Eloisa Marquez of Odessa, Guadalupe Baeza of Muleshoe, TX, Maria Juarez of Las Vegas, NV and Carmen Hernandez of Deming, NM; and twenty grandchildren.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Wednesday June 7, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, June 8m 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, officiated by Father Rudy Lacerna.  Pallbearers will be J.R. Salinas, Leonardo Juarez, Antonio Salas, Ramiro Antillon, Joe Juarez, and Rudy Salinas.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. 

Joan Warren

Joan Warren, 64, of Kermit, passed away at Winkler County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, June 06, 2006.  She was born in Meridian, Mississippi on March 8, 1942 to the late Charlie and Maxine (Barrick) Dorman.  Joan was married to her late husband, Curtis Warren in September of 1956.  She was a longtime resident of Kermit and retired from the Kermit School system where she worked at the Purple Sage Cafeteria for 15 years.  Joan was a loving mother and grandmother.  To her grandchildren she was affectionately known as “Nana”.  Joan loved playing Bingo and was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. 

Joan is survived by one son:  Richard Warren and wife Lou of Kermit, TX; two daughters:  Rita Bons of Kermit, TX; Linda Warren of Odessa, TX; one daughter-in-law:  Sheila Harding of Kermit, TX;  one brother:  Charlie Dorman of Philadelphia, MS; five sisters:  Susie LaLonde of Kermit, TX; Martha Tucker of Odessa, TX; Jean Foxworth of Jackson, MS; Lurline Russell of Philadelphia, MS; Linda Brown of Philadelphia, MS; two step-sisters:  Bettie Collins of Marble Falls, TX; Dottie Paschal Warren of Maryland; seven grandchildren:  Shawn, Brittany, Valerie, Shana, Stephanie, Oscar, Diego, and Amber; one great-grandchild: Karime.

Preceding Joan in death are her husband: Curtis Warren; one son: Curt Warren; one daughter: Nancy Jo Warren; and one sister: Bessie Page.

Services will be held Friday, June 9, 2006 at 10:00 am at Family Services Funeral Parlor with Brother Stanley Hufty officiating.   Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Mark Steele, Johnny LaLonde, Bo Dorman, Richard Warren, Shane Cowley, Archie Crossland, and Oscar Gutierrez III. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Donald Wayne "Donnie" Diller
Donald Wayne Diller, age 52, of Kermit, passed away June 06, 2006 at his residence. He was born March 01, 1954 in Abilene, Texas.

A home constructor, he leaves behind his wife, Rita Diller of Kermit, his father, Bill Diller also of Kermit, one son Jesse Diller of Colorado, one brother, J.D. Diller of Linville, NC, one sister, Angie Diller of Lubbock and one grandchild, Jarrod Jedadiah Diller 

Funeral Service was held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, June 08, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel of Kermit with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Louise Norcross Wheat

Louise Norcross Wheat passed away on Thursday, June 1 at 3:00 PM in Wichita Falls, Texas.  She was born on November 14, 1917 in Ozona, Texas.  She was the third child of Oscar Norcross and Thalia Brown, a rancher in that area.  She graduated from Our Lady, Queen of Peace High School in Dallas and then attended Odessa College obtaining a degree in cost accounting.  Louise married Alden Rogers, a prominent businessman in Odessa.  They had one child, Scooter, who passed away at an early age. 

On June 15 of 1956, she married James Jackson Wheat, a rancher in Mentone, Texas.  They had one daughter, Joy and later adopted a son, Stoney.  They resided in Pecos prior to moving to Kermit.  Louise was an active member of the First Christian Church and both country clubs.  Golf, bridge, and traveling with Jim kept her fully occupied.  She was a member of the Texas Art Alliance.  Following Jim’s death in 1989, she moved to their home in Alto, New Mexico where she continued her activities.  Her mother, Thalia Brown; father, Oscar Norcross; husband, Jim Wheat; daughter, Joy Wheat Williams; son, Stoney Wheat; and brothers, Tom Norcross and Lendsea Norcross preceded her in death.  Her two grandsons, James Jackson Wheat Williams and Thomas Robert Williams of Wichita Falls, Texas survive her.  Her sister Jana Vee Cintron resides in California.  Aline DeNoyer, her youngest sister, lives in Oregon.  She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as her immediate family and friends. 

Memorial services in honor of Louise’s memory will be held 2:00 pm Monday, June 12, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, Texas.  The family suggests memorials be made to either the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the First Christian Church of Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Jesse Calvin “J. C.” Adams

Jesse Calvin “J. C.” Adams, 42, resident of Wink, Texas left this life on Saturday, June 17, 2006.  He entered this life in Kermit, Texas on Saturday, June 13, 1964, the son of Tom and Judy Elaine (Hopkins) Adams.  He wed Teresa Tarr on November 29, 1996.  He was an oilfield truck driver for Rapid Transport.

Those left behind to cherish his love and memories include his wife, Teresa Adams of Wink, TX; his mother, Judy Adams of Kermit, TX; his step-sons:  Derek Tarr and Jimmy Eastep both of Wink, TX; his daughters:  Jesseca Adams, Kimberly Adams, and Samantha Adams, all of Cisco, TX; one step-daughter:  Kayla Eastep of Wink, TX; one brother:  Charles Adams of Kermit; and one grandson: Iver Chavez.

J.C. was preceded in death by his father, Tom Adams; his sister:  Dana Browder; his aunt: Jane Crawford; and his grandma:  Lillie Nordman Hopkins.

Memorial services for J.C. were held 10:00 am Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with The Reverend Henry Freund officiating.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Perrie D. Rockwell

Perrie D. Rockwell, age 86, of Kermit went to be with her Lord Wednesday, June 14, 2006. She was born Saturday, March 13, 1920 to the late Lucy Skinner in Ore City, Texas.  She married Will Rockwell in July of 1938. Perrie was a homemaker and a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

Perrie was a very involved in church activities and served as president of the Mission Board of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed taking care of her home and family; cooking, sewing, and gardening.  She was also an avid sports fan.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are two sons- Johnny Rockwell of Albuquerque, NM and Willie Rockwell of Irving, TX; two daughters- Lorna Davis of Kermit, TX and Tami Whiteside of Dallas, TX; one sister- Catherine Nolley of Kermit, TX; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Perrie was preceded in death by her husband, Will Rockwell, her mother-Lucy Skinner, two brothers- Booker T. Skinner and Hugh D Skinner, one sister- Sue Bell Smith.

Funeral services were 2 pm Monday, June 19, 2006 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Kermit with Rev. Hamilton Bowens, Jr. officiating. Pallbearers were: Jonathan Rockwell, Isaac Rockwell, James Nolley, Venshard Dobbins, Kale Dobbins, and Thomas J. Solomon.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made to Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 112 S. Maple, Kermit, TX 79745 or The American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454, (or call 1-800-ACS-2345). Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Elmo H. Glass

Elmo H. Glass, age 94 of Kermit passed from this life on Saturday, June 17, 2006.  He was born Wednesday, September 20, 1911 in Mt. Vernon, Texas to the late Harold and Junie (Davis) Glass. He graduated from Mt. Vernon High and then went on to college at East Texas State Teacher College Commerce.  He married Inez Cain in 1935. She preceded him in death in 1984.

Mr. Glass was a resident of Kermit for the last 68 years. He was a very active community leader, and was a member of the Kermit Downtown Lions Club for 60 years.  He was a past Lions president, a 60 year member of the Kermit Lodge #1258. A.F. & A.M. and was a longtime Shriner.  He was also an energetic outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting deer, elk, and turkey.  He was a sportsman who played golf, bowled, and rode horses.

He is survived by his daughter: Rena Biggs and husband, Jim, of Lampasas, TX; two grandchildren:  Scott Biggs of Dallas, TX and Tracey Bitner and husband, Jay of Rowlett, TX; and two great-grandchildren:  Reagan Bitner of Rowlett, TX and Nathan Bitner of Rowlett, TX.

Services were held at First Baptist Church of Kermit on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.  Pallbearers included:  Jerry Fullen, Bill White, “Jr.” Chapman, Jim Mayberry, Gene Paschal, and Gerald Speed. Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Timothy Charles Carroll

Timothy Charles Carroll, age 32, formerly of Wink, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006 at his residence in Marlow, Oklahoma. He was born June 5, 1974 in Dallas, Texas to Charles and Dorothy (Sieck) Carroll.

Timothy was an HVAC technician and had lived in Oklahoma for 7 1/2 years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.  He was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed spending time on the lake, riding jet skis, and horseback riding.  He also spent his spare time playing video games with the boys.

Timothy is survived by his wife, Becky (Turner) Carroll of Marlow; his father, Charlie Carroll and wife, Nona of Wink, TX; two sons, Billy Johnson and David Johnson of Marlow, OK; one daughter, Hailee Carroll of Marlow, OK; two brothers, David Carroll of Concord, CA and Danny Carroll of Victoria, TX; and one sister, Diana Mendez of Odessa, TX.

Timothy was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Carroll.

Memorial services to honor Timmy’s memory will be held 11:00 am Thursday, June 15, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Tommy Williamson officiating. Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


Socorro T. Borunda

Socorro T. Borunda, 82, resident of Kermit, TX, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 19, 2006.  Socorro was born in Satero, Chihuahua, Mexico to the late Francisco Borunda and Maria De Refuio Tarango.

Socorro is survived by one son:  Socorro Bournda Jr. of Kermit; one daughter: Susie Villa of Odessa; one sister: Maria De Los Angeles Melendez of Andrews; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 23, 2006 at 2:00 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Rudy Lacerna officiating.

 Rosary will be said at Family Services Funeral Chapel on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 7:00 pm.  Interment will be at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

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