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Obituaries 2008
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Dana Lavern Wilhelm

Dana Lavern Wilhelm, age 50, of Kermit, TX passed from this life Monday, September 22, 2008 in Lubbock, TX. She was born Tuesday, May 13, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Doyne and Sybil Marie (Reese) Baker.  Mrs. Wilhelm was an avid homemaker, who enjoyed crafts, yard sales and internet games.

Those left to morn her passing are her husband: Mark Wilhelm of Kermit, TX; mother: Sibyl (Reese) Baker of Mt. Vernon, IN; three sons: Christopher White of Livermore, KY, Andrew White and wife Ashley of Evansville, IN, and Timothy White of Livermore, KY; one brother: Rex Baker of Mt. Vernon, IN; two sisters: Sharron Collins of Mt. Vernon, IN and Kathy Moll of Evansville, IN; four grandchildren: Taylor White, Christopher White, Addison White and Allissa Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her special friend: Karyl Fuquay.

She was preceded in death by her father: Doyne Baker.

Services will be privately held at a later date.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 
MonaRae Galt

MonaRae Galt, age 93, of Kermit passed away Friday, September 26, 2008 at Sienna Care Center in Odessa, TX. She was born in Cass County, TX on Thursday, February 3, 1915 to Walter and Gertrude (Mauldin) Stubbs.   She married Charles E. Galt in Monahans, TX November 5, 1985. 

She was an artistic woman with many hobbies.  She played piano and organ at Baptist Temple Church for many years.  She made quilts and pottery and decorated cakes.  Mona was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose children and grandchildren were the light of her life.

Those left to cherish her love and memory include her son:  Ernest D. Bradford and wife Jimmie of Kermit; four daughters:  Peggy Houtchens and husband Bob of Midland, Melba Turner and husband Charles of Georgetown, TX, Pam Broadway of College Station, TX, and ReMona Cherry and husband Preston of Kermit; one sister:  Lavern Womack of Harrison, AR; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Walter and Gussie Stubbs; one son:  Larry Bradford; one grandson:  Robert Robertson; her first husband:  Ernest R. Bradford in 1961; her second husband:  Charles Galt in 1988; four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, September 29, 2008 at Family Services Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Emmett Barnard.  Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons:  Richard Robertson, Randon Bradford, Trey Cherry, Kelly Bradford, Jim Bob Cloud, and Brody Cloud.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

L. B. Drake

L. B. Drake, age 89 of Kermit, died Thursday, October 16, 2008, in Kermit.  He was born in Eastland Co. Texas on Monday, April 21, 1919, to Virgil and Mollie (Brittain) Drake. He married Freeda Mae Drake on April 16, 1988. 

L.B. enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horseback riding and loved to dance. He was a member of the Kermit Saddle Club and was a cowboy at heart.  L.B. was known to have broken horses that others could not ride. 

He leaves behind three daughters: Linda Taylor and husband Larry of Kermit, TX, Barbara Popp of Kermit, TX and Rosalie Smith and husband Galen of Buchanan Dam, TX; two step-sons: Carl Holder of Tucson, AZ, and Burnsie Holder and wife Christine of Elgin, Il; one brother: Ben Drake of TX; one sister: Joyce Lucas of TX; six grandchildren: Tessa Sanchez, Tiffany Gordon, Justin Taylor, Destiny Garcia, Daniel Popp and Derrick Popp, twelve great-grandchildren: Alyssia Taylor, Ereka Sanchez, Brandon Valdez, Tyler Sanchez, Kaitlin Taylor, Caitlin Contreras, Abraham Contreras, Shalee Taylor, Daisy Taylor, Jordan Garcia, Abigail Castor and Ethan Ramirez. 

He was preceded in death by his wife: Freeda Mae Drake and his parents: Virgil and Mollie Drake.  

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Family Services Funeral Chapel officiated by Brother Dudley Mullins. Pallbearers will be Galen Smith, Justin Taylor, Jesse Pape, Paul Garber and Bobby Lentz. Honorary Pallbearers will be Daniel Popp, Derrick Popp, Carl Holder, Burnsie Holder, Curtis Roberson, Wade Roberson, Keith Hathorn and Randy Hutchinson.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 

Curtis Allen Hannah

Mr. Curtis Allen Hannah age 51 of Kermit, TX passed away on Monday, October 20, 2008 in Midland, TX.  He was born on Sunday, August 18, 1957 in Kermit, TX to Robert Hannah Jr. and Catherine Robinson (Huey).  

He was a member of the Church of God in Christ and enjoyed listening to music.  

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife:   Jackie Hannah of Odessa, TX; his mother:  Catherine Robinson of Kermit, TX; his son:  Jeffery Hannah of Odessa, TX; his daughter:  Ebony Hannah of Odessa, TX; his brother:  Gregory Latral Hannah and wife Wendy of Odessa, TX; and three sisters: Linda Skinner and husband Parnell of Odessa, TX; Joyce Stevens and husband Edgar of Odessa, TX and Brenda Franklin and husband Donnell of Hobbs, NM.  

He was preceded in death by his father:  Robert Hannah Jr., his grandfather:  Robert Hannah Sr. and his grandmother: Cleo Green.  

Services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, October 24, 2008 at First Baptist Church led by Elder Donald Hunt. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Keith Scott, Earl Williams, Marthell Arnsworth, Barry Kilgore, Kary Owens and Raul Marquez. Honorary pallbearers will be Donnell Franklin, Harry Reeves, Parnell Skinner, Leonard Huey, Edgar Stevens, TC Huey, Kevin Skinner, Marvin Cleveland and Stanley Reeves.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 
Ruby Mae Berry
Ruby Mae Berry passed from this life Saturday, October 25, 2008 at her residence in Kermit.  She was born September 4, 1929 in Urania, Louisiana to Ira Franklin Moore and Era Mae (Jackson) Moore.  She was a homemaker, a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Those left to cherish her memory include three sons:  Gary F. Berry of Dumas, TX, William David Berry of Kermit, and Calvin Daniel Berry of Ocean Springs, MS; one daughter:  Kathy Berry McLaury of Baird, TX; three brothers:  Joe Moore of Denham Springs, LA, Gene Moore of Kelly, LA and Kenneth Moore of Baton Rouge, LA; three sisters:  Irene Clark of Denham Springs, LA, Jackie Smith of Baton Rouge, LA and Linda Williams of Livingston, LA; fourteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Ira Franklin and Era Mae Moore; her husband:  William F. Berry; daughter:  Peggy M. Nilson; two sisters:  Elizabeth Ann Emory and Nettie Dewanna Mammelli; and one brother:  Ellis Elwood Moore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Funeral services to honor Ruby’s memory will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Family Services Funeral Chapel officiated by Reverand Bryan Johnson.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 
Patricia Ann Barger
Patricia Ann Barger, age 61, of Wink, passed away on Saturday, November 01, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  She was born November 13, 1946 in Velasco, TX to R. Neal Hawkins and Ethel Marie Elizabeth (Ryan) Hawkins.  Pat loved working on crossword puzzles and gardening.  She was also a collector of Elvis memorabilia and cross stitching. 

She married Hoyle Lane Barger on May 5, 1965 in Wink and he preceded her in death in 1996.  She was also preceded in death by her parents R. Neal and Ethel Marie Elizabeth (Ryan) Hawkins.

She is survived by her son:  James Lane Barger and wife Melanie of Decatur, TX; daughter:  Jeane Marie Barger Watson and life partner Carla of Copperas Cove, TX; five brothers:  Ronnie Neal Hawkins and wife Carline of Wink, TX, Gary Lynn Hawkins and wife Jeannie of Wink, Bobby Edward Hawkins and wife Tina of Yoakum, TX,  Danny Charles Hawkins and wife Robin of Kermit, TX, Tommy Houston Hawkins and wife Paula of Wink, TX; one sister:  Connie Mae Hawkins Miner and husband Richard of Yoakum, TX; and four grandchildren:  Brendon Cole Mitchell of Copperas Cove, TX, Cloey Rochelle Barger of Alpine, TX, Brittany East of Decatur, TX and Timothy East of Decatur, TX.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 
Linda Irene Pipkin

Linda Irene Pipkin, age 56, of Kermit passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Joplin, Missouri on Thursday, April 10,1952 to Homer Jay and Elsie Irene (Grubbs) Fuqua.  

Linda enjoyed cooking, baking, quilting, traveling and gambling. One of her greatest joys in life was being mother and a grandmother. To those who knew her well, she was known as either “Mama Pipkin” or “Granny Pipkin”.  

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her father: Homer Jay Fuqua of Woodson, TX; her mother: Elsie Irene (Grubbs) Fuqua of Rogers, AR; one son: Tommy Macon and wife Jamie of Sweetwater, TX; five daughters: Betty Macon and husband Jerry Sims of Kermit, TX, Cissy Miller and husband Tommy of Colorado City, TX, Velma Pipkin of Kermit, TX, Patrisha (Pipkin) Sternadel of Paint Rock, TX and Rainie Pipkin of Normangee, TX; two brothers: Jerry Fuqua and wife Denise of Sweetwater, TX and Raymond Fuqua and wife Rosa of Wink, TX; one sister: Cathy Garratt and husband Bill of Wink, TX; sixteen grandchildren: Jessica Macon. Samantha, Kascey and Koby Miller, Holli and Travis Macon, Zoe, Chloe and Declan Pipkin, J.J., Dakota, Austin and Anna Sternadel, Ethan, Elizabeth and Lindsey Pipkin; one great-grandson on the way; and one special sister-in-law: Debbie Fuqua.  

Services will be privately held.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Frederick Lionel Guerra

Frederick Lionel Guerra, age 70, passed from this life Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born Wednesday, October 19, 1938 in Roma, TX to Lionel and Frieda (Umbaugh) Guerra.  He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.  He worked in the oilfield. 

He was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church in Kermit and a Kermit resident for over 30 years.  He was an outdoorsman who loved to fish. 

Mr. Guerra is survived by his sister:  Pam Harbaugh and husband Randy of Spring, TX and one niece:  Anne Harbaugh, also of Spring, TX. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife:  Rexie Lee Guerra, who passed away in 1993.

Funeral services to honor Mr. Guerra’s memory will be held 11:00 am Friday, November 14, 2008 at Grace Temple Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Phillip Loveday.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frederick’s name may be made to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas Ave. Odessa, TX 79761.

Jessica Lujan Solano

Jessica Lujan Solano, age 23, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2008 in Odessa, Texas. She was born Saturday, July 6, 1985 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Jesus H. Lujan and Anita (Vigil) Rodriquez.  

Jessica had a very spontaneous personality. She enjoyed dancing, singing and playing the guitar, She enjoyed being a mother and spending time with her kids and family. 

Those left behind to cherish her memories are her husband: Esteban Solano of Odessa, TX; two sons: Navaniel Esteban Solano and Jonovan Alejandro Solano of Odessa, TX; one daughter: Tashia Akilah Diggs of Odessa, TX; father: Jesus H. Lujan and wife Terri of Wickett, TX; mother: Anita (Vigil) Rodriquez and husband Jesus Ernesto of Odessa, TX; one brother: Francisco Rodriquez of Odessa, TX; two half brothers: Damian Lujan of Midland, TX and Christopher Lujan of Lubbock, TX; and five sisters: Andrea Rodriquez and husband Gabriel of Odessa, TX, Elizabeth Carrasco of Midland, TX, Jeanette Michelle Vigil and husband Victor Martinez of Odessa, TX. Jysell Lujan of Lubbock, TX and Melissa Lopez and husband Cesar of Ojinaga, MX. 

She is preceded in death by: her brother: Alex Trejo Jr.; her aunt: Juanita Aranda; and her grandparents: Jesus and Martina Vigil. 

Rosary will be 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at the Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be I0:00 am, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Rudy Lacerna as Celebrant.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Nicholas Solano, Francisco Rodriquez, Jessica Galaviz, Gabriel Olivas, Ervey Carrasco, Ray Carrasco, Jesus Carrasco and Damien Lujan.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 
Linda Carolyn Beard

Linda Carolyn Beard, age 64, of Andrews passed away on November 18, 2008 at her residence.  She was born on Thursday, March 16, 1944 to William Baily and Marjorie Lou (Coker) Sanders in Crane, TX.  Linda was an avid traveler who enjoyed seeing new sights.  She also enjoyed quilting as a hobby.  Her true love was studying God’s Word and attending church at Means Memorial United Methodist Church.  Linda married Allen “Al” Beard on August 17, 1983 and they enjoyed  twenty-five years together. 

Linda is survived by her husband:  Al Beard of Andrews; three sons:  Lonny Marshall and wife Melinda of Kermit, Kent Beard and wife Karen of Katy, TX, and Jeff Beard of Bryon, TX; one daughter:  Carolyn Gulow and husband Lanny of Duncan, OK; three brothers: Jim Sanders and wife Judy of Cedarville, AR, Delbert Sanders and wife Sue of Fletcher, OK, and Bill Sanders and wife Marsha of Arlington, TX; one sister:  Beverly Williams of Roundrock, TX; ten grandchildren:  Melanie Whitesides, Brad Castleman, Stephanie Marshall, Christopher Marshall, Kross Davis, Jayde Davis, Carson Beard, Jason Beard, Justin Beard, and Brandi Flores; five great-grandchildren:  Hope, Josh, Madeline, David, and Ava. 

Preceding Linda in death were her parents:  William Bailey Sanders and Marjorie Lou Ross. 

Visitation will be 8am to 8 pm on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the Means Memorial United Methodist Church in Andrews. 

Funeral Services will be 10 am, Friday, November 21, 2008 at Means Memorial United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow at the Old Andrews Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Home Hospice, 801 N. Main Suite G, Andrews, TX  79714  or to Gifts of Hope Texas Oncology Center, 301 N. Washington, Odessa, TX  79761.

Carlos Martinez Lopez Sr.

Carlos Martinez Lopez Sr., age 63, of Kermit passed from this life on Thursday, November 27, 2008 at his residence.  He was born, April 11, 1945 to Francisco Lopez Jr. and Tomasa (Martinez) Lopez in Sanderson, TX.  Carlos was a very active man and served for years with the Wink Volunteer Fire Department.  He also enjoyed gardening, listening to music and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

Carlos is survived by two sons:   Carlos M. Lopez Jr. of Wink, TX, and James Jude Lopez of San Antonio, TX.; one daughter:  Sonia Carrasco and husband Abel of San Antonio, TX.;  three brothers:   Jose Lopez of Jal, NM, Robert Lopez of Kermit, TX, and Julian Lopez and wife Rufina of Monahans, TX; two sisters:  Toni L. Briones and husband Alonzo of Kermit, TX and Drucela Madero and husband Gabriel of Del Rio, TX; two grandchildren:  Emillie Carrasco and Abel Carrasco II of San Antonio, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding Carlos in death were his parents:  Francisco Jr. and Tomasa Lopez; and two brothers:  David Martinez and Francisco M. Lopez III.

Rosary was said, 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Interment will be privately held at a later date.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. 


 

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