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Lee McKay

Marion Lee McKay age 81, of Kermit, passed away Tuesday November 21, 2006 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit.  He was born, February 17, 1925 in Turkey, Hall County, TX to the late Delbert Walter and Lillie Ethel (Rutherford) McKay. Lee had lived in Kermit for more than 60 years and worked as a well test specialist for Bass Enterprises, retiring after 41 years of service.

Lee was a member of Trinity Christian Church of Kermit and served as an elder. He was also a member of VFW Post #6284.  He served his country in the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean Conflict. He married Helen Irene Scarbrough on August 10, 1952 in Farmer City, IL.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Helen McKay of Kermit; his son: Michael Lee McKay and wife Janis of Coppell, TX; one daughter: Pamela Sue Day and husband John of Kermit; two brothers:  Boyd McKay of Martin, TN and Howard McKay of Kermit; two sisters:  Ruby Mae Woods of Quitaque, TX and Alline Hicks of Kermit; three grandchildren:  Jennifer Eicher and husband Rick of Gardendale, TX, Larenda Gallardo and husband Omar of Austin, TX, and Heather Webster and husband John of Odessa; and three great-grandsons:  Zachary Eicher of Gardendale, TX, and Johnny Webster and Robert Webster of Odessa.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents:  Delbert and Lillie McKay and two brothers:  Jimmie McKay and William McKay.

Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Trinity Christian Church of Kermit with Rev. Gene Brown officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members.  The family requests that memorials be made to Trinity Christian Church of Kermit. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Nile Martinez, Jr.

Nile Martinez, Jr. age 61 passed from this life Friday, November 24, 2006 at his home in Kermit.  He was born August 19, 1945 in Eden, TX to the late Neeley and Juanita (Galvan) Martinez.

Nile served his country as a corporal in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a car salesman and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife:  Maria Rodriguez of Kermit; his son:  Nile Martinez III of Monahans; one brother:  Roy Martinez of Carlsbad, NM; three sisters:  Aurora Saldibar of Austin, Angelina Aguirre of Amarillo, and Stella Acosta of Lubbock and three grandchildren.

Two rosaries were said in Nile’s memory at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  They were 7:00 pm Sunday, November 26 and 7:00 pm Monday, November 27, 2006.  Mass of Christian Burial was1:00 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Rudy Lacerna officiating.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Chaplain Lt. Colonel Gordon E. Oglesby

Gordon E. Oglesby, Jr. age 57 passed away Saturday, November 25, 2006 at the Army Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany.  He was born September 19, 1949 in Monahans to the late Gordon Everett and Ruby (Jones) Oglesby. He graduated from Kermit High School in 1968, and went on to attend college at Wayland Baptist University, graduating in 1973.  He earned his Master of Divinity in 1976 from Southwestern Theological Seminary and his Master’s degree in Education from UTPB in 2005.

He married Elizabeth Kinnaird December 20, 1969.  They raised two children together and thoroughly enjoyed becoming grandparents to little Taylor.  Gordon was devoted to his family:  a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

“Coach” Oglesby was a 24-year veteran teacher for Kermit ISD.  He taught English and History at Kermit Jr. High and High School; coached Jr. High football, basketball, golf, and track; and served as a Jr. High Student Council and UIL sponsor.  He enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard in 1985, serving as chaplain.  He was on active duty at Fort Eustis, Virginia from 1989 to 1992 in the Transportation Corp.  His tours of duty included peace keeping missions in Kosovo and Bosnia and serving during the Gulf War - Operation Desert Storm and Saudi Arabia in 1990.  In addition to his service to his country in the military and his community at Kermit schools, Gordon also served as a pastor.  He had been interim Pastor for Belvue Baptist Church, Music Director at Grace Temple Baptist Church, and was currently Pastor for the Grace Temple Baptist congregation.  He was also Pastor at Pyote Baptist Church until his deployment.  He was beloved and respected and will be missed by colleagues, students, parishioners, and fellow soldiers.

Gordon loved his Lord, his country, and his soldiers and died doing exactly what he wanted.  He wanted to “Burn out for the Lord” and he fulfilled that wish.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Elizabeth Oglesby of Kermit; son:  Trey Oglesby and wife Kelly (Lajoie) Oglesby of San Angelo; daughter:  Becky Oglesby of San Antonio; and grandson:  Taylor Oglesby of San Angelo.

Services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, December 3, 2006 at Kermit High School auditorium officiated by Lt. Col. Steven Vaughn with assistance from Brothers Danny Fitzpatrick, Dudley Mullins, and Don Bennett.  Interment with full military honors will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

James Arnold Stephenson

James Arnold Stephenson, age 43, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2006 in Kermit.  He was born Monday, May 27, 1963 in Midland, TX to Douglas Wayne and Kathryn Cooper (Hulse) Stephenson.  He graduated from Kermit High School in 1982. James attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He was self-employed as a house painter.


James was an athletic man who liked to play tennis and volleyball.  He enjoyed telling jokes and having a good time at Six Flags.  He loved his son dearly and loved to get together with his family.


Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lucy Stephenson of Kermit; son:  Joshua James Stephenson of Kermit; daughter:  Crystal Quiroz of Kermit; his mother:  Kathy Stephenson Shipley of Kermit; step-father:  Winford Shipley of Kermit; brothers:  David Stephenson of Arlington, TX and Coda Stephenson of Lake Worth, TX; step-brothers:  Bob Shipley of Kermit and Fred Shipley of Carlsbad, NM; sisters:  Gina Piner of Arlington, TX and Joli Nuss of Alvarado, TX; step-sisters:  Sue Bradford and Jerrie Rosch, both of Kermit; and two grandchildren:  Larisa and Damon Quiroz of Kermit.


His brother, Bryan Stephenson, preceded him in death in 1986 and his father, Douglas Stephenson in 1993.


Services to honor his memory were held 10:00 am Saturday, December 2, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel officiated by Mr. John Bell.  Pallbearers were David Stephenson, Coda Stephenson, Joe Albert Pando, Mark Nuss, Nolberto Villegas, Reyes Pando, Raymond Blankenship and Basilio Quiroz.  Honorary pallbearers included nephews, cousins, and Judd Piner.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Mac Jones

Freddie Mac Jones, 65, resident of Wink since 1982, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2006.  Mac was born on Saturday, May 31, 1941 to the late James Matthew and Effie Pearl (Coffey) Jones in Monahans, TX.  He graduated from Wink High School in 1960.  He entered the US Air Force in 1961, serving in Vietnam, Thailand, and Germany as a Tech Sergeant. He retired from the service after 21 years. His loyal service to his country was recognized through the awarding of many medals and ribbons, including the Air Force Commendation Medal, The Air Force Good Conduct Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster and one bronze oak leaf cluster, a Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon, an Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with four bronze oak leaf clusters, a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze service stars, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the Republic of Vietnam Galantry Cross with palm, and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.  He was the water superintendent for the City of Kermit for 20 years, until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He married Edith Decker July 8, 1961.  They enjoyed 45 years of marriage, raising four children.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Mac is survived by his wife:  Edith Jones of Wink; son:  Ray F. Decker of Fort Worth, TX; three daughters:  Karen Hoff of Kermit, Dianna Renee Taylor of Wheaton, MO, and Amy Lee Stone and husband Bruce of Garfield, AR; two brothers:  Jack R. Jones and wife Uva of Cross Plains, TX and Carter N. Jones and wife Cynthia of Dublin, TX; two sisters:  Betty Godfrey and Shirley Mangum both of Midland, TX; eight grandchildren:  David Jones, Kristin Barajas, Tyra Shockley, Kayla Sweazy, Meagan Taylor, Tiffani Grubbs, Jacob Grubbs, and Kendra Decker; and four great-grandchildren:  John Shockley II, Kilea Barajas, Andrew Barajas, and Crystal Quiroz.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents, James and Effie Jones and one sister:  Treleta Martin.

The family requests that memorials be made to 1st United Methodist Church or to:

The American Cancer Society  PO Box 10245   Atlanta, GA 30368-2454

Funeral services with full military honors will be 2:00 pm Saturday, December 2, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Weyant officiating.   Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Manuela Lujan Montoya

Manuela Lujan Montoya, age 95, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2006 at Midland Memorial Hospital.  She was born Saturday, June 3, 1911, to the late Paulo and Enriqueta (Olgin) Lujan in Redford, Presidio County, Texas.


She was a member of the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church of Pecos, TX.  Manuela married Gilberto Montoya Sr. December 27, 1931 in Mulato, Mexico and they enjoyed over 62 happy years together until separated by his death in January of 1994.   She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.


She is survived by her sons: Camilo Montoya and wife Consuelo and Gilberto Montoya, Jr. and wife Romelia, both of Kermit; six daughters:  Obdulia Vasquez and husband Anastasio, Zulema M. Cabellaro and husband Jesus, Edelmira Soltero and husband Jorge – all of Kermit, Lucia Aranda and husband Florencio of Presidio, Juanita Salcido and husband Enrique of Andrews, and Margarita Perez and husband Rudy of Barstow; one brother:  Fabio Lujan and wife Irene of Andrews; three sisters:  Clotilde Lujan of Ojinaga, Mexico, Amelia Montoya of Andrews, and Teresa Armendariz of Presidio; 38 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Manuela was preceded in death by her husband:  Gilberto Montoya, Sr, and four brothers:  Paulo Lujan Jr, Enrique Lujan, Ricardo Lujan, and Benito Lujan.


Services to honor her memory will be held 5 PM Saturday, December 2, 2006 at Iglesia de Alpha y Omega Cristiana with Brother Carlos Porras officiating.  Pallbearers will include: Eloy Aranda, Alex Guzman, Lupe Jacquez, Camilo Montoya Jr, Gilberto Montoya Jr III, Isai Ramires, Cesar Soltero, and Anastasio Vasquez, Jr.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

William Henry “ John” Lamb

William Henry “ John” Lamb age 83 passed away Saturday, December 02, 2006 at Kermit Healthcare Center. He was born August 26, 1923 in O’donnell, TX to the late Charlie Jonny and Maude Mae (Brothers) Lamb. He served his country during World War II in the US Marine Corps.  William was a driller in the oilfield for 45 years.  He had worked for 15 years for Cactus Drilling until his retirement in 1988.  He had lived in Kermit for 46 years.  He was a member of Baptist Temple Church.


William married Geraldine Kennedy on November 4, 1946 in Portales, NM.  They had just celebrated their 60th anniversary.  He enjoyed playing 42 and canasta and fishing.  He loved his grandchildren dearly and loved all kids.


Mr. Lamb is survived by his wife:  Geraldine Lamb of Kermit, TX; two daughters:  Connie Sue Carpenter and husband J.R. of Kermit, TX and Thelma Dean Kerr and husband David of Amarillo, TX; and one son:  Dewayne Lamb and wife Kittie of Albuquerque, NM; two sisters:  Maude Robertson of Levelland, TX and Ottie Marie Black of Austin, TX; one brother:  C.B. Lamb of Lubbock, TX; six grandchildren:  John, Lynne, Angela, Leah, Wendi, and Tandi; and five great-grandchildren:  Caleb, Josh, Riley, Clay and Wes.


He was preceded in death by his parents:  Charlie and Maude Lamb and two sisters:  Dollie Stewart and Ella York.


Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at Baptist Temple Church in Kermit with Brother Richard Coffman officiating. Steve Long will assist him.  Pallbearers will include:  Douge Medlock, Jay Neal, John Micheletti, Gary Berry, Danny York, and Joey York.  Honorary pallbearers will be C.A. York and Johnny Townley.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.


The family requests that memorials be made to:


Baptist Temple Church

903 Bellaire

Kermit, TX 79745




Hospice House

803 N. Main # 14

Andrews, TX 79714


Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Xenia Vista Robertson

Xenia Vista Robertson passed away on December 4, 2006.  Xenia was a Winkler County resident since 1927.  She graduated from Wink High School in 1935, where she met Joe "Snook" Robertson.  After a brief stint at Abilene Christian College and then the Southwestern Bell Phone Company, she and Joe married in 1937.  They were blessed with two children, E.E. (Sonny) and Buena Kay (B.K. Dean).  During the war Snook found most of his carpentry work on the west coast, so Xenia moved her family several times.  But she always kept Winkler County as her family's home base. In 1950 after Snook's tragic death in an automobile accident, Xenia went to beauty college and set up shop, the Town and Country Beauty Parlor at 945 Martin Street.  She tirelessly raised her family as a single mother, before it was common to do so and continued her career as a beautician until she retired in 1980.   In her retirement she pursued her many talents, creating beautiful works in stained glass and oil paintings, which won state awards.   She was always active in her community and church, highlighted when she became the Grand Matron of the Eastern Star in 1972. Xenia was a selfless woman, always caring for others.  She constantly gave of her time and heart to many a family member, friend and stranger alike.  Xenia, known to us as "Nonnie", was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grand/great/great-great grandmother and friend.  God has welcomed her back into his loving arms and we miss her deeply. She blessed us all with many beautiful memories that we will carry in our hearts forever.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Robertson,  parents, E. E. and Lila Brackens, sister and brother in law, Frank and Juanita Williams, son, Sonny Robertson,  daughter, Buena Kay Dean.  She is survived by daughter in law, Clenda Robertson, son in law Ronald Dean, grandchildren, Deborha Harrington, Diana Messick, Joe Robertson, Deonna Dean and Bryan Dean.  Great-grandchildren, Brack Harrington, Brandon Harrington, Austen Messick, Aaron Messick, Madison Dean-VonStultz, Jarrett Dean-VonStultz, Abby Dean, Parker Dean. Great-great grandson Brayden Harrington.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at the Community Church in Kermit with The Reverend Henry Freund officiating.  Services will be followed by interment at Kermit Cemetery and then a reception at the Community Church. Donations may be made to the Eastern Star, Monahans Chapter No 561, 902 W 31st St, Monahans, TX 79756. Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Zola Fray Kinnaird

Zola Fray Kinnaird age 90 of Kermit passed from this life on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at the Kermit Healthcare Center.  He was born Friday, August 25, 1916 in Clark County, Arkansas to the late Cole and Meckie (Pentecost) Kinnaird.

He married Elizabeth Louise Carter in Clark County on Independence Day of 1936. They enjoyed 70 wonderful years of marriage.  He served his country in the US Navy during World War II. Zola was employed by Cabot Oil as a plant operator until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of Belvue Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish his love and memories include his wife: Louise Kinnaird of Kermit; son:  Gordon Kinnaird of Yale, OK; daughter:  Elizabeth Oglesby of Kermit; brother:  Vonnie Kinnaird of Arkadelphia, AR; two sisters:  Violet Honeycutt of Cold Springs, TX and Opal Kinney of Whitehouse, TX; five grandchildren:  Charles Kinnaird, Natalie Meyer, Deanna Towell, Trey Oglesby and Rebecca Oglesby; eleven great-grandchildren:  David, Alyssa, Craig, Jared, Mitchell, Matthew, Zachary, Blake, Genna, Gabrielle, and Taylor; and three great-great grandchildren:  Anthony, Toby, and Jordan.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Cole and Meckie Kinnaird, two brothers:  Willard and Roy Kinnaird, and one sister:  Ola Mae Kinnaird.

Funeral services will be held 10 am Saturday, December 9, 2006 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Brother Danny Fitzpatrick officiating.  Pallbearers will be Dub King, Mitchell Sims, Leon Mitchell, Richard Crow, Donny Bryan and Jerry Purcell.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials in Zola’s name be made to:

Belvue Baptist Church    1101 S. Poplar    Kermit, TX 79745

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Evelyn Frame

Evelyn Ruth Frame, 83, resident of Jal, NM since 1942, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2006.  Evelyn was born on Sunday, March 25, 1923, to the late A.O. Pethtel and Grace Mae (Schauwecker) Pethtel in St. Mary’s, W. VA.  She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church and served faithfully since 1945.  Evelyn also was active in the American Legion Auxillary and IOOF Rebekah Lodge.  She dearly loved her family, fishing, playing games and was a great cook.

She married Frank Frame on November 09, 1954.  They enjoyed 52 years of marriage.

Evelyn is survived by her husband Frank Frame of Jal, NM; two sons:  Richard B. Goodner and wife Rita of Colleyville, TX; Allen B. Frame and friend Terri of Odessa, TX; two daughters:  Mary E. Goodner and friend Steve of Lubbock, TX; Anita L. Yarbrough and friend Douglas of Palestine, TX; one brother George B. Pethtel and wife Viola of Ventura, CA; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, A.O. and Grace and one son:  David P. Frame.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm (M.S.T.), Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at First United Methodist Church in Jal with Rev. David Weyant and Rev. Daniel Kowachich officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Sean Childers, Scott Childers, Hoot Gibson, Jack Shreffler, Carl Brininstool, and Eric Goodner.  Honorary Pallbearers will be all of her friends.

Memorials may be made to:

Hospice House   903 Sam Houston      Odessa, TX 79761

Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.


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