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Obituaries 2008
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Alfredo Chavez

Alfredo Chavez, age 64, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2008 in Kermit, Texas. Mr. Chavez was born in San Antonio, Del Bravo, Mexico to Elias and Maria (Tarango) Chavez. 

He was known for being a very hard worker. He enjoyed playing the guitar and loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Maria Chavez of Kermit, Texas; three sons: Jose Chavez of Kermit, Texas, Alfonso Chavez and Rene Chavez of Mexico; one daughter: Maria Saenz of Kermit, Texas; one brother: Israel Chavez of Kermit, Texas; one sister: Elia Anaya of Kermit, Texas and six grandchildren: Valerie, Gabriel, Marily, Rene Jr., Gabriella and Jaqueline. 

He is preceded in death by: his parents Elias an Maria (Tarango) Chavez and his son: Miguel Chavez. 

Prayer Service will be 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Family Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.

Belva Jean “B.J.” Burrows

Belva Jean “B.J.” Burrows, age 76, of Kermit passed away Wednesday, December 03, 2008 in Kermit.  She was born on Thursday, February 11, 1932 in Breckenridge, Texas to Cecil and Mary (Hobson) Chauncy.  “B.J.”  married the love of her life, Larry Burrows on October 3, 1950. She was a member of the Kermit graduating class of 1950.  B.J. dedicated her life to her family and husband until the kids were grown, then she went to work.  She worked for J&J, The Curiosity Shop and was an office manager for Busters Well Service.  She was a member of the Belvue Baptist Church.  She enjoyed being around friends and family. She also delighted in listening to music, dancing, gardening and laughing. B.J. had never met a stranger and was friends with anyone who knew her. 

Those left to cherish her memory are two sons: Richard Lee Burrows and wife Sherlene of Mentone, TX and Val Jo Burrows and wife Janice of Wink, TX; one daughter: Becky L. Burrows of Kermit, TX; one sister: Mary Linda Roemisch and husband Jimmy of Hermleigh TX; five grandchildren: Angie, Stephanie, Larry, Dustin and Levi and seven great-grandchildren: Shaun, Zoe, James, McKaley, Randi, Teylor and Clifton.  

She was preceded in death by her husband: Larry Burrows; her parents: Cecil and Mary (Hobson) Chancy; one brother: Glen Chauncy and one sister: Charlotte Shuffield. 

Graveside Services were 2:00 pm Friday, December 05, 2008 at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX. officiated by Brother Wayne Shuffield.  Services were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Julia Carrasco

Julia Carrasco was born in Alpine, Texas on April 6, 1927, but resided in Fort Stockton, Texas. The last two months of her life were spent in Kermit, Texas with her caregiver, her niece Viola Winn “Negra”. Julia went to be with her savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, December 8, 2008. She was the last child of the late Nestor and Petra Carrasco of Fort Stockton, Texas. 

Julia was a very godly, caring woman and a servant to all. She enjoyed going to church and attending all church functions. She was a dedicated member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Fort Stockton and in her spare time she enjoyed parties, traveling and the casinos.  

Preceding her in death were her siblings: Paulita Carrasco, Petra Brisenio, Mary Urias, Mercedes Blanco, Camila Moreno, Henry Jose and Brijido Carrasco. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.  

Rosary will be said Tuesday 7:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home in Fort Stockton, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Stockton, Texas.  Celebrant will be Father Felix Okeke.   Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home in Ft. Stockton and Family Services Funeral Home in Kermit.

Cynthia McLean

Cynthia McLean, of Kermit, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born January 23, 1956 to Willie and Garnette (Beckleheimer) Whiddon in Key West, Florida.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Baptist Church. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her son:  Corky Guy McLean of Waxahachie, Texas; two daughters:  Corinne Lee McLean of San Angelo, Texas and Chastity Lynn McLean of Kermit; one brother:  Phillip Dwight Whiddon of Gainesville, Florida; her sister:  Sherrie Ann Carter of Kermit; five grandchildren:  Robinne, Madison, Dallas, Austin, and Cielbi, all of Kermit; her best friend:  Judy Smith of Kermit; friend:  Jerry Yietier of Kermit; and the Vegil family of Kermit. 

Memorial services will be 10:00 am Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Dudley Mullins.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa and Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

James Henry “Jim” Garrett

James Henry “Jim” Garrett was called away suddenly to his heavenly home on Saturday, December 20, 2008 while riding his motorcycle in Odessa, TX.  Jim was born in Mosquero, NM February 22, 1937 to George and Mary Elizabeth (Lewis) Garrett.  He served our country in the US Air Force.  From 1975 to 2005, he owned and operated Garrett’s Plumbing in Kermit.  He was a devout Christian man, a member of Belvue Baptist Church.  

Jim never held a grudge, nor ever had a bad word to say about anyone.  He lived his faith and shared it through his actions to others.  He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) and was on the CMA Servant’s Team.  He was always ready to help someone out who needed it, and many times fixed someone’s plumbing problem and refused payment.  “Just bake me a pie,” he would say.  His grandchildren were his pride and joy.  His favorite job was babysitter to Stacia, Zach, Maci, or Aiden.  

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his mother:  Mary Garrett of Springer, NM; his son:  Carl Garrett and wife Salina of Wink; one brother:  Lewis Garrett of Houston, TX; three sisters:  Glenda Cox of Pennsylvania, Ila Kay Blackston of Colorado, and Nancy Jesperson of Springer, NM; and his four beloved grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his father, George Garrett, and his wife, Betty.  

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at Belvue Baptist Church officiated by Brother Jim Weizenecker.  Pallbearers will be Byron Cody, Roger Carter, Manuel Rivas, Ernie Jesperson, Jamie Dutton, Gerald Wiggins, Roy Long and Ismael Cobos.   The CMA will be honorary pallbearers.  Interment with military honors at Kermit Cemetery will follow funeral services.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.  

The family requests that memorials in Jim’s name be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Zenaida Huerta
Zenaida Ortiz Huerta, age 73, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 21, 2008 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Mexico on March 20, 1935.  She was a homemaker; a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory include her husband:  Victor Huerta of Kermit; two brothers:  Ezequiel Chavez of Las Vegas, NV and Rogelio Chavez of Juarez, Mexico; one sister:  Verna Chavez of Juarez, Mexico; four grandchildren:  Cindy Reyes of Kermit, Belinda Reyes of Bradinton, FL, Daniel Reyes of Kermit, and Victoria Muniz of Kermit; and twelve great-grandchildren:  Emily, Nathan, Brandon, Elizabeth, Daniel, Nathaniel, Anahi, Ivan, Savannah, Brian, Omar, and Joel. 

She was preceded to Heaven by her parents and her daughter:  Yvonne Reyes, who passed on in 1996. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Monday, December 22, 2008 at Family Services Funeral Parlor.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Family Services Funeral Parlor officiated by Father Rudy Lacerna.  Pallbearers will be Daniel Reyes, Daniel Muniz, Jose Gallegos, Cornelio Garcia, Luis Salinas, and Ricky Garcia.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 Donna "Sue" Mitchell
Sue Mitchell, age 64, of Kermit passed away at her residence, Sunday, December 21, 2008. Sue was born Wednesday, December 13, 1944 in Jonesboro, LA to Jamie Thomas and Louise (White) Rhymes.  Sue enjoyed cooking, gardening, and shopping especially on “QVC “. She also delighted collecting dolls and antiquing. She was a Christian and a member of the Northside Baptist Church. Sue retired from Winkler County Memorial Hospital, where she worked as a nurse for over 20 years.  

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: “Don” Mitchell of Kermit, TX; one son: Darin Mitchell and wife Candice of Kermit, TX; two daughters: D’Aunn Sharpe and husband Terry of McAlester, OK and Debby Mason and fiancé Monty Egger of Kermit, TX; her mother: Louise Rhymes of Highland Village, TX; one brother: Jim Rhymes of Kermit, TX; one sister: Ann Rhymes of Highland Village, TX; five grandchildren: Brendon Mitchell, Cyndy Adams, Michael Mason, Jamie Sharpe and Angel Sharpe and one great-grandchild:  Kycen Adams.  

She is preceded in death by her father: Jamie Thomas Rhymes.  

Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Northside Baptist Church with Brother Steve Long officiating. Pallbearers will be: Gene Mitchell, Leon Mitchell, Derrick Mitchell, Michael Mason, Brendon Mitchell and Terry Sharpe. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Memorials may be made at any Angel Tree Location or to the American Cancer Society  PO BOX 102454  Atlanta, GA  30368-2454.  





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