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Richard Edward Dingler

Richard Edward Dingler, age 57, of Plano, TX passed from this life Friday, October 6, 2006 at his residence.  He was born Tuesday, September 20, 1949 in Paris, Texas to Richard Riley and Joyce (Holman) Dingler.  He worked in the banking industry as a financial analyst.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his roommate:  Dan Phelps of Plano, TX; one daughter:  Taysha Deerinwater of Monahans, TX; one son:  Zack Dingler of Carrolton, TX; one brother:  Larry Dingler of Abilene, TX; three sisters:  Linda Baker of Monahans, TX, Dana Pena of Kermit, TX and Robbie Dunn of Pampa, TX; and five grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service will be 2:00 pm Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Kermit Cemetery with Brother Dudley Mullins officiating.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Carmen Jesus Urias

Carmen Jesus Urias, age 51, went to be with his Lord Monday, October 9, 2006 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX.  He was born Thursday, December 9, 1954 to Jesus and Guillerma (Saenz) Urias in Mexico.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his son:  Luis Salinas of Kermit; three brothers:  Juan and Mario Urias, both of Kermit, TX and Jose Urias of Midland, TX; and four sisters:  Rosario Urias of Odessa, TX, Socorro Pantoja of Presidio, TX, Marisol Armendariz of Kermit, TX and Elizama Juarez of Midland, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Jesus and Guillerma Urias and one brother:  Manuel “Herbey” Urias.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Wednesday October 11, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday October 12, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, officiated by Father Rudy Lacerna.  Pallbearers will be Luis Salinas, Carlos Lujan, Gilberto Fierro, Manuel Urias, Jr., Oscar Urias, and Jose Urias Jr.   Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. 

Richard David Dewell

Richard David Dewell, age 37 of Grand Junction, CO passed from this life on Sunday, October 8, 2006 in Palo Pinto, TX.  He was born Wednesday September 10, 1969 in Wichita Falls, TX to Roger Harold and Cathy Camille (Wright) Dewell.

David graduated from Wink High School in 1989.  He then attended TSTC in Sweetwater.  He was employed by Rival Sales, LLC as an oilfield sales consultant. While he was a very private guy, he lived a full active life.  He enjoyed street bikes, dirt bikes, and drag racing.  He also liked to work out and travel.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his loving mother:  Cathy Dewell of Stephenville, TX; his grandfather:  Jim Wright of Wichita Falls, TX; two brothers:  Roger Dewell of May, TX and Zachary Dewell of Elgin, TX; and one sister:  Misty Michelle Dewell of Stephenville, TX.

David was preceded in death by his father:  Roger Harold Dewell.

Funeral services to honor his memory were held 10:00 am Friday, October 13, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Kermit with Reverend David Weyant officiating. Pallbearers included: Doug Millican, Rocky Frasier, Kerry Don Dennis, Aron Brewer, Junior Richards, Brian Moore, Tom Sawyer, and Scott McDonald. Honorary Pallbearers were: J.T. Dewell and Isaiah Roberts. Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

JC Hudson

JC Hudson, age 89, longtime resident of Rowena, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at his residence three miles south of Rowena.  JC was born on Friday, December 29, 1916 to the late John Frank and Elizabeth L. (Caffey) Hudson in Bradshaw, Texas.  On August 14, 1937, he married Myrtice Lightfoot in Miles, Texas. JC and Myrtice enjoyed many long happy years of marriage and were blessed with two children.

They leased and worked farmland in the Lowake/Rowena area for several years, before purchasing their present property near Rowena.  There they made their permanent home.  He and Myrtice were well known in the area and had a wide circle of friends.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  JC enjoyed spending time playing a good game of dominoes with family members or friends.  He was always ready with a wise crack and kept us all on our toes with his quick wit.  He was known to many as Buddy and to his grandchildren as Pampa.  He always had a dollar in hand for his grandkids along with the admonishment, “Don’t tell your Granny!”

JC is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years Myrtice Hudson; one son: Jerald Hudson and wife Eileen of Kermit, TX; one daughter: Karen Hunt and husband Dennis of Mesquite, TX; eight grandchildren:  Mandy Lester and husband Toby, Melinda Marshall and husband Lonny, Sean Hunt and wife Cindy, Tina King and husband Todd, Shari Player and husband Tim, Amy Woods and husband Vic, John Hudson and wife Stacey, and Dee Hudson; and thirteen great-grandchildren:  Stephanie, Brandon, Joshua, Hailey, Christopher, Jared, Jessica, Jacob, Alyssa, Aaron, Austin, Cameron, and Kaleb.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  John and Elizabeth Hudson; two sisters:  Mary Bell and Dora Lewis; and four brothers:  M.E. Hudson, Johnnie Hudson, Charlie Hudson and Ramon Hudson.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Lange Funeral Chapel in Ballinger, TX with Pastors Mike Burson and Joe Chamness officiating.  Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons:  Sean Hunt, Lonny Marshall, Todd King, John Hudson, Tim Player, and Josh Price. Interment will follow at Miles Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit and Lange Funeral Chapel of Ballinger.

Hermelinda Garcia Vigil
Hermelinda Garcia Vigil, age 82 of Kermit passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2006.  She was born Sunday, October 28, 1923 to Felix and Aurelia Guadana Garcia in Guanacevi, Durango, Mexico.

Hermelinda married Nestor C. Vigil, Sr. on November 4, 1949 in Lovington, New Mexico.  She was a devoted housewife and loving mother to all. She worshipped at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kermit.

Survivors include her husband:  Nestor C. Vigil, Sr of Kermit, TX; one daughter:  Eva Martinez of Kermit, TX; six sons: Nestor C. Vigil, Jr. and wife Carmina of Farmington, NM, Manuel G. Vigil Sr. and wife Olivia of Midland, TX, Guadalupe G. Vigil of Kermit, TX, Mario Vigil and wife Michelle of Clarksville, TN, Javier Vigil and Henry Hernandez both of Midland, TX; one brother:  Braulio Garcia of El Paso, TX; four sisters:  Angela Guadana of Los Angeles, CA, Cande Rivera of El Paso, TX; Julieta Alarcon of Albuquerque, NM, Tona Guadana of El Paso, TX; seventeen grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Felix and Aurelia Guadana Garcia, one sister:  Sara Alaniz, one brother:  Tomas Garcia, and son-in-law:  Celestino Martinez.

Funeral services to honor Mrs. Vigil’s memory were held 2:00 Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Emma Lujan Valeriano

Emma Lujan Valeriano, age 37 went to be with her Lord Friday, October 13, 2006 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit.  Emma was born Monday, September 8, 1969 to Emilio and Maria del Pilar (Ortega) Lujan in Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Emma married Alvaro Valeriano on November 24, 1990 in Coyame, Chihuahua, Mexico.  She was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother to two beautiful sons.

Those left behind to cherish Emma’s love and memories are her father:   Emilio Lujan of Coyame, Mexico; her husband:  Alvaro Valeriano of Jal, NM; two sons: Alvaro Valeriano, Jr. and Fernando Valeriano both of Jal; seven sisters:  Leonor Lujan of Ojinaga, Mexico, Cuquita Franco of Odessa, Flor Galindo of Presidio, TX, Panchita Quinonez of Freeport, TX, Janette Lozano of Odessa, TX, Chilita Juarez of Jal, NM, and Flor Ivonne Mendoza of Midland; as well as many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her Mother, Maria del Pilar Ortega Lujan.

Two rosaries for Mrs. Lujan were held.  The first was 6:00 pm Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, and the other 6:00 pm Sunday, October 15, 2006 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Jal. Mass of Christian Burial was 2:00 pm Monday, October 16, 2006 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Jal with Father Roderick Garvey, CSSR officiating.  Pallbearers were

Alvaro Valeriano, Alvaro Valeriano, Jr, Emilio Lujan, Urbano Lozano, Arturo Galindo, Jose U. Lozano, Abel Juarez, and Gregorio Franco.  Interment followed at Jal Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Robert L. “Mac” McClain

Robert L. “Mac” McClain, age 78, of Kermit passed from this life on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Hospice House in Odessa.  He entered this life on Tuesday, February 28, 1928 in Pennsylvania to the late Alfred Johnson and Elizabeth McClain.

“Mac” served his country as a sergeant in the US Army during the Korean conflict.  In 1956, he married Mary Clayton in Pennsylvania.  They had five children.  He worked as a hot oil truck driver in the oilfield.

Those left to cherish his love and memories include his wife: Mary McClain of Kermit; three sons:  Robert E. McClain of Kermit, Mark McClain of Bryan, OH, and Chris McClain of Seminole, TX; two daughters:  Gina Kelley of Monahans, TX and Mary Beth James of Cushing, OK; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at First Assembly of God Church on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Bill Guenther officiating.  Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

John H. Bounds

John Howard Bounds, age 80, longtime resident of Wink went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 from his residence in Wink, TX.  He was born on Thursday, October 14, 1926 in Mexia, Limestone County, TX to John Kenneth Bounds and Frances Louise (Wright) Bounds.  He earned his Associate of Arts degree from Kilgore Jr. College.  John served his country in the US Navy during WWII.  He married Barbara Jane Mackin in Carlsbad, NM on February 25, 1950.  He was a loving father to four children.  Their “Poppa” was the strength of the family.  He was a fisherman and bird hunter, who also loved spend a relaxing evening playing games like Skip-Bo, dominos, and solitaire.  He was a cap collector with a large collection of over 600 caps.

John was a resident of Wink for the last 54 years.  He worked for Humble Pipeline for 12 years.  He was part owner of Winkler County Pump and Supply before becoming the owner and operator of Imperial Pump and Supply.  He then went to work for 16 years as a dispatcher for Longhorn Well Service.  He was involved in his community.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wink. He had served as a member of the Wink Volunteer Fire Department.  He had also served the Wink community in the past as a member of the school board. He was past commander of the VFW Post #6284 and a member of the American Legion # 0339.

John is survived by his two daughters: Christy West and husband Glenn of Dallas, TX and Nanci Parkhurst and husband Ken of Carrollton, TX; two sons:  John Howard Bounds II and wife Connie of Irving, TX and Frank Bounds and wife Pam of Monahans, TX; one brother:  Kenneth Burnet Bounds of Houston, TX; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his wife:  Barbara Bounds; his parents, John and Frances Bounds; and one sister:  Elinor Frances Bounds Neuman.

Services will be held 2:00 pm, Friday, October 27, 2006 at the Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit with Rev. David Weyant officiating.   Pallbearers will include:  Glenn West, Kris Crawford, Shane Mayer, Stephen West, Jonathan Bounds, and Ken Parkhurst.  Honorary pallbearers will be:  David West, Daniel Bounds, Blake Bounds, Aron Harris, Rodney Hayes, Eduardo Parra, and JC Denny.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to:

Home Hospice  803 N. Main   Andrews, TX 79714

Arrangements entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

“J. D.” John Deveril Taylor

“J.D.”  John D. Taylor, age 78, longtime resident of Odessa went to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2006 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born on Sunday, June 10, 1928 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas to Gray Rostie Taylor and Esther Jewell Dunlap.  He graduated Loraine High School in 1946.  His spiritual life was very important to him.  He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Odessa and enjoyed spreading the Gospel and talking about the Bible.  “J.D.” was always piddling. He was a fisherman, a gardener and was always fixing things.  He was a hardworking man and retired from Northern Natural Gas where he was a measurement tech, he also owned and operated T & B Electronics in Kermit.  Family was also important to “J.D.” He loved cutting up with and teasing his grandkids.


John is survived by one son: John Alan Taylor and wife Rita of Wink, TX; two daughters: Wilma Lewis and husband Mark of Odessa, TX; and Janine Lewis of Lubbock, TX; one sister:  Naomi Bruce of Seminole, TX; eight grandchildren:  Jason, Mindy, Gina, Raquel, Kelli, Shelby, Laura, Wesley; seven great-grandchildren:  Jaycie, Makayla, Alexis, Austin, Kaylie, Kaden, and Jayden.


Preceding him in death was his wife:  Ola Fayrene (Beck) Taylor; his infant son:  Gregory Russell Taylor; his parents, Gray and Esther Taylor, and one sister:  Rena Taylor.

Services will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at the Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit with Brother Richard Ray officiating.   Pallbearers will include:  Jason Lewis, Mindy Stanley, Gina Lewis, Shelby Briscoe, Laura Briscoe, Wes Briscoe, John Alan Taylor, and Charles Ray Bruce, Jr.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  The family requests that memorials be made to:  American Diabetes Association  Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program Attn. ADA Web  P.O. Box 2580 North Canton, OH 44720.


Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


Alice Kingsbury Burrows

Alice Kingsbury Burrows, 99, died at her home in Kermit, Texas on November 5, 2006.  She was born September 29, 1907, to Robert and Margaret Mills Kingsbury in New Franklin, Missouri.

Alice graduated from Lindenwood College and from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s in Journalism in 1929.

While in Plainview, Texas, working on “The Daily Herald Newspaper,” she met Kenneth Edwin Burrows.  They were married November 30, 1930, in Kansas City.  After living in Odessa, Texas for five years, they operated the L-B Drugstore in Kermit, Texas for 50 years.  Son, Ken Jr. was born in 1938.

They were charter members of the First United Methodist Church, where Alice served in many capacities.  She sang in the choir, taught Sunday classes of various ages, and later belonged for years to the Builder’s Class.  She was a member of the United Methodist Women and was a book reviewer for Study Club.

She was a member of the Winkler County Historical Society for 20 years, a charter member of Medallion Home, a charter member of Kermit Garden Club, and, in early years, belonged to the American Society of University Women.

In Alice’s long life, she was privileged to travel extensively both at home and in foreign lands.  She enjoyed oil painting and was an avid reader.  At age 90, she was a volunteer student mentor at Purple Sage Elementary.

She is survived by her son: Kenneth Burrows Jr. and his wife, Dusty of Las Vegas, Nevada; two granddaughters:  Christie Burrows of Houston, and Joli Uetrecht of Dallas; two great-grandchildren:  Luke and Elise Uketrecht of Dallas; sister Jean Brumleu and nephews:  Ed Brumleu of Irvine, California and Judge Jon Burrows of Temple, Texas; and niece: Treva Gabbard of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Services to honor her memory will be held 10 AM Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at First United Methodist Church of Kermit with Reverend David Weyant officiating.  Pallbearers will include: Steve Uetrecht, Bill Beckham, Jim Davis, Eric Spangler, Santos Lujan and Jim Diller. Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Uetrecht, Dennie Hayes, Jack Brock, Ben Cowling, Roy Peden, Tommy Smith, Robert Alker, Angel Robledo and All Masons.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.


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