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Isabel Rios

Isabel Rios, beloved daughter, sister, and mother was called home unexpectedly Sunday, February 15, 2009 in Senatobia, Mississippi at the age of 35.  She and her twin brother, Israel, were born in Odessa on Sunday, April 15, 1973 to Roberto and Connie (Hernandez) Rios.  She worked as a casino floor supervisor in Mississippi.

Those left to cherish her memory include her parents:  Roberto and Connie Rios of Kermit; one son:  Adam Orosco of Walls, MS; one daughter:  Audreyanna Orosco of Walls, MS; four brothers:  Adam Campos of Lubbock, TX, Robert Luna of Odessa, and Israel and Robert Rios, both of Kermit; one sister:  Lorena Rios of Odessa; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Friday, February 20, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, February 21, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Richard Waiwood. Pallbearers will include: Thomas Hernandez, Daniel Hernandez, Raul Lara, Rocky Lara, Cris Orozco, Adam Orozco. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Roman Flynn and Miguel Flynn.   Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Sheila Ann Harding

Sheila Harding age 53, of Kermit, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 in Kermit, TX. She was born on Friday, October 21, 1955 in Jasper, AL to James Warren and Delesser “Boots” (Allen) Harding. 

Sheila loved being around her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed listening to music and collecting angels. She was a member of the American Legion Post # 339. 

Those left behind to cherish her memory are two sons: Shawn Turner of Kermit, TX and Joe Don Nevels of CO, three brothers: Joe Harding, Milton Harding and Ronald Harding all of Jasper, AL; two sister-in-laws: Linda Jean Warren of Odessa, TX, and Rita Faye Warren of UT; two cousins: Chrystie Costello of Lovington, NM and Opal Costello of Lovington, NM; eight grandchildren: Shade Pacheo, Chelse Nevels, Joe Nevels Jr., Ronnie Nevels Jr., Joeiash Nevels, Tyler Lee Nevels, Ashley Nicole Nevels and Cheyenne Autum Bree Turner.

She was preceded in death by her son: Ronnie James Nevels and her parents: James and Delesser Harding.   

Services were held 10:00 am, Monday, February 23, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel officiated by Brother Dudley Mullins.  Pallbearers were:  Richard Warren, Justen Bradford, Joey Ables, Joe Mitchell, Paul Molinari, and Oscar Gutierrez III.  Interment followed at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Bernice Solomon

Mr. Bernice Solomon age 96, of Kermit went to meet his Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 21, 2009. He was born on June 19, 1912 in Freestone County, TX to Wade and Jerrel (Jackson) Solomon. He married the love of his life Atherrilla Mims on June 20, 1940 in Fairfield, TX. 

Mr. Solomon was a member of the Fairfield Quartet. He enjoyed working with his hands and was a fine carpenter. He worked for El Paso Natural Gas, Kermit Motor Company and Winkler County. He served in the Army during WWII and he served as a deacon at The Faith Baptist Missionary Church. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Atherrilla (Mims) Solomon of Kermit, TX, sons: Bernice Solomon Jr. of Dallas, TX; McQuester James Solomon of Odessa, TX and Thomas Jefferson Solomon of Kermit, TX; daughters: Gloria Harden of Ft. Worth, TX, Jerrel Mae Solomon of Dallas, TX; Rilla Jean Davis of Garland, TX; Schequita Upshaw and husband Anthony of Mesquite, TX and Bernetchia Cooper of Dallas, TX; a sister: Bette Lee Smith of Lancaster, TX; grandchildren: Bernetchia, Anyetta, Summer, Oretta, Meshondria, Gia, Jeremy, McQuester II, Valerie, Chelsea, Chaise, Amberlee, Stephonia, Raymond, Gary, Washington, Ursula and Sholanda; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in Death by his parents: Wade and Jerrel Solomon; brothers: Jesse “Jack” Solomon, Walter “Raleigh” Solomon, Thomas “T.J.” Solomon, Clarence “Buck” Solomon and Eutene “Snook” Solomon; his son: Burns Solomon; sisters: Ethel “Sista” Cox, Ardonia Solomon, Mary Lou Spikes and Legalia Frazier. 

The family will receive friends at the Family Service Funeral Chapel Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Service will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at First Baptist Church, officiated by: Brother Dudley Mullins and Reverend H.L. Lewis. Pallbearers will be: McQuester James Solomon II, Jeremy Renard Solomon, JW Phillips, Anthony Upshaw, Dwight Phillips, Billy Joe Solomon and Ossie Solomon. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Michael Redwine, Billy Thompson and Douglas Cooper.  Interment will follow with Military Honors at Kermit Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made in honor of Mr. Solomon, to The First Baptist Church, 400 East Bryan, Kermit, TX 79745, 432-586-6601. 

The family would like to extend a special “Thanks” to Sandra Lira, Louise Cox and Johnnie Mae Phillips.  You found it in your heart to care for our own, and for this ”he” is and “we” are so grateful.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Lynda “Jane” Teasley

Lynda “Jane” Teasley, age 66, of Clyde passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009 at her home in Clyde, TX.   Jane was born Thursday, September 10, 1942 in Brady, TX. to Lowell and Eleanor (Deeds) Lewis.

Jane enjoyed reading, embroidery, cooking, and spending time with her family.  She was very devoted to her family.  “Granny” as her grandkids called was a very loving mother and grandmother, and great-grandmother.    She was also devoted to her Lord and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her son: Eugene Immel and wife Karla of Jal, NM; her daughter: Ramona Brown and husband Gary of Clyde, TX; eight grandchildren: Jennifer Tesillo of Carlsbad, NM., Jillian Trout of Clyde, TX, Garin Brown of Clyde, TX, Ryan Brown of Clyde, TX, Rashawna Immel of Jal, NM,  Kaleb Immel of Jal, NM.; Saije Herrera and Elijah Herrera; and four great-grandchildren:  Faith Trout, Hunter Trout, Sterling Trout, and Jordan Tesillo.

She was preceded in death by: her husband:  Bob Teasley; her parents: Lowell and Eleanor (Deeds) Lewis; brothers:  Sonny and Jerry Lewis; sister: June Smith; and an infant son:  Floyd Alvin Taft Jr.

Services will be Wednesday, March 4, 2009; 1:00 pm MST at the Jal Church of Christ officiated by Brothers Darly Micham and Ryan Brown.  Pallbearers will include: Eugene Immel, Gary Brown, Ryan Brown, Garin Brown, Calvin Trout, and Charlie Tesillo.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Kalem Immel and Elijah Herrera.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Family Service Funeral Parlor.

Ernest Howard Jones

Ernest Howard Jones, age 64, of Kermit passed away Monday, March 2, 2009 in Kermit, TX.  He was born to Roy and Olse (Bell) Jones on Thursday, August 17, 1944 in Reydell, AK.  Mr. Jones enjoyed working in the yard and gardening.  

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife: Lynda Jones of Kermit, TX; one son: Ernest Jones Jr. of Kermit, TX; one daughter: Jena Gryder and husband Darryl of Kermit, TX; four grandchildren: Kara Jones, Jordan Jones, Brandi Graves and Justin Henderson.  

Visitation will be 8 am to 8 pm, Thursday, March 5, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Parlor.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

James Edward Butler

James Edward Butler, age 61 of Kermit, TX; passed away, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in Midland, TX. He was born in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas; to James Artis and Ida Mae Butler on Saturday, July 26, 1947.  

James played football and loved watching sports. He served his country in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. James was well known in town for his willingness to help others and lend a helping hand whenever possible. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his second mom: Johnnie Mae Williams; three sons: James Earl Butler of Tyler, TX; Ronnie Edward Butler of Tyler, TX and Fabian Butler of Midland TX; five daughters: Lisa Butler Triplett of Midland, TX; Tonya Huey of Tyler, TX; Katina Covington of Houston, TX; Shemeka Butler of Odessa, TX and Shana Butler of Odessa, TX; one brother: Quincy Earl Butler Sr. of Iowa Park, TX; three sisters: Alice Marie Butler of Midland, TX; Phyllis Butler Royal of Midland, TX and Jacqueline Butler of Midland, TX and sixteen grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents: James and Ida Butler and his grandparents.  

Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at First United Methodist Church; officiated by Rev. Donald Hunt and Rev. A. L. Jackson. Pallbearers will be: Sean Butler, Earl Williams, Eugene Williams, Jesse Lee Cook, Leroy Bowens and Melvin Williams Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be: James Earl Butler, Ronnie Edward Butler, Fabian Butler, Quincy Earl Butler Sr., Christian Butler, Dwight Mason and Ulysses Bowens. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Carolyn Sue Owens

Carolyn Sue Owens, age 57, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2009 in Odessa, TX. Mrs. Owens was born on Thursday, January 31, 1952, in Haskell, TX to Charles Emmitt and Opal Oletta (Cunningham) Bale.  

Mrs. Owens was a member of Church of God of Prophecy and enjoyed playing the piano. She also enjoyed singing and being with her grandkids. She worked at Megadyne with her daughter. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Larry Owens of Kermit, TX; two sons: Kary Owens of Kermit, TX and Larry Owens Jr. and wife Roxanne of Kermit, TX; one daughter: Stephanie Underwood of Kermit, TX; her mother: Opal Oletta Bale of Kermit, TX: two brothers: Charles Bale and wife Bonita of Odessa, TX and Larry Bale and wife Kay of Houston, TX; two sisters: Betty Horn and husband Jack of Arkansas and Ilene Pilkington of Midland, TX; eight grandchildren: Brooklyn Owens, Macaela Owens, Alyssa Owens, Jasmine Owens, Devin Owens, Avery Underwood, Anthony Underwood Jr. and Joseph Garcia. 

She was preceded in death by her father: Charles Emmitt Bale. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Monday, March 16, 2009 at Church of God Prophecy, officiated by Pastor Syble Stone. Pallbearers will be: Kary Owens, Larry Owens Jr., Larry Bale Jr., Stephanie Underwood, Rick Owens, Emmitt Bale, Gary Pilkington and Ryan Pilkington. Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Sherri Rice

Sherri Rice, age 51, of Kermit passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa after her long battle with illness.  She was born, November 12, 1957 in Kermit, TX to James Edward and Kathryn Wicker. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband: Roy Hunter of Kermit; mother: Kathryn Wicker of Kermit; two sons:  Russell Rice and Colin Andrew Rice; one brother: James E. Wicker Jr. of Wink; two sisters:  Jeannie Kirby of Austin and Tabatha Gilbert of Kermit; and three grandchildren. 

Services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.

Clinton Malcolm Kingston

Clinton Malcolm Kingston was born on June 29, 1928 in Haskell, TX and passed away March 16, 2009. He was the son of Lynn and Bessie Kingston.  

Malcolm was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers J.L., Gene, and Leon. 

After graduating from high school in Albany, TX, Malcolm enlisted in the Army Air Force. He served his country until August 1949, when he was honorably discharged.  Upon returning to Kermit, he began his 35-year career with the US Postal Service. He loved meeting and greeting the post office patrons, early on as a route carrier and later, inside, as a clerk. 

Malcolm was a loyal member of the Masonic Lodge # 1258 for over 50 years. He loved quail hunting and fishing for catfish, rod and reel or trotline, it didn’t matter to him.  He also won many bowling trophies. 

He is survived by the love of his life, Florene, two children: son - Mike Kingston and wife Sabrina of Early, daughter - Cheryl Kay Sawyer of Overton; four grandchildren:  Christy Barnett and husband Chad of Paint Rock, Heather Sweaney and husband Richard of Burleson, Tiffany Manley and husband Nathan of Tyler, Nikki Langley of College Station and two great-grandsons:  Brogan Barnett and Harrison Sweaney.   

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Kermit with Rev. Scott Seymour and Rev. Chad Barnett officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery with Masonic Rites.  Pallbearers will be Kermit Masonic Lodge 1258.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Junior Chapman, Ed Logan, Kenneth Prather, Ivy Smith Jr. and Clyde Singleton.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Damian Julian Montoya

Damian Julian Montoya, age 4, of Jal, NM passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009 in a tragic accident. Damian was born on Sunday, September 12, 2004 in Odessa, TX to Valentin Montoya and Maria Elena Dominguez.  

Damian enjoyed playing in the yard, digging holes, riding scooters, watching “Scooby Doo” and playing with his dog “Gizmo”. 

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his parents Valentin Montoya and Maria Dominguez of Jal, NM; grandparents: Samuel and Sarah Dominguez of El Paso, TX and Isidra Montoya of Andrews, TX; three brothers: Valentine Montoya Jr. of Andrews, TX, Jose Luis Montoya of Andrews, TX and Fabian Montoya of Andrews, TX., and numerous Aunts and Uncles. 

Services are 2:00 pm MST, Monday, April 6, 2009 at the family home in Jal, NM.  Pallbearers will be Valentine Montoya Sr., Jose Montoya, Fabian Montoya, Valentin Montoya Jr., Samuel Dominguez and Ricardo Montoya. Interment will follow at Jal Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Courtney Kip Hyde

Courtney Kip Hyde, age 51, passed away April 8, 2009 at his residence in Kermit.  He was born on Thursday, May 9, 1957, in Wagner, South Dakota to Vern and Elise (Broderson) Hyde.
Courtney loved watching TV, gardening, decorating and spending time with his dog, "Sadie".  He loved making new friends and never met a stranger. 
Those left behind to cherish is memory are his three brothers:  Vern Hyde Jr. of Chamberlain, SD, Ronald Hyde of Kermit, and Neil Hyde and wife Joyce of Kermit; a sister:  Shelby Marshall and husband Earnie of Sweetwater, TX; a sister-in-law:  Helen Hyde of Fairfax, VA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents:  Vern and Elise Hyde; and his brother: Roger Hyde.
Memorial Services will be 11:00 am, Monday, April 13, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX.  Services will be officiated by the Rev. Henry Freund.  Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.


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