Family Services Funeral
Jessie Montoya, age 19,
of Kermit, TX passed away on April 13, 2009 in Hobbs, NM. Jesse was
born on October 25, 1989 in Monahans, TX to Gilbert and Romelia
(Quiroz) Montoya. Jessie was a cowboy. He enjoyed everything about
horses. He worked as a horse trainer, horse breaker, and was even a
jockey. He also spent much time outdoors hunting and fishing.
Those left to cherish
his memory are his wife: Adriana Montoya of Kermit, TX; daughter:
Nevella Montoya of Kermit, TX; his parents: Gilbert and Romelia
Montoya of Kermit, TX; three brothers: Gilbert Montoya and wife
Michelle of Kermit, TX, Gerardo Montoya and wife Lillyan of Fort
Stockton, TX and Joselito Montoya and wife Maria of Midland, TX. He
was preceded in death by his grandmother: Manuela Montoya.
Services will be 2:00 pm
Friday, April 17, 2009 at Iglesia Evangelica de la fe en Cristo
Jesus, officiated by Brother Pete Acosta. Pallbearers will be
Gilbert Montoya, Gerado Montoya, Joselito Montoya, Joaquin Gonzalez,
Cesar Soltero, Jose Campos, Arael De La Rosa and Guadalupe Nunez.
Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Services are
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Arcadio Rivera Gonzalez
Gonzalez, age 71, passed away, Monday, April 27, 2009 in Kermit, TX.
He was born to Abraham and Angela (Rivera) Gonzalez on Wednesday,
January 12, 1938 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Mr. Gonzalez loved
listening to music and dancing. He enjoyed planting trees, farming,
and taking care of animals such as horses and goats. He was a loving
father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Those left behind
to cherish his memory are four sons: Abraham Gonzalez and wife
Sylvia of Kermit, Gilbert Gonzalez and wife Gina of Pecos, TX, Ruben
Gonzalez of Mineral Wells, TX, and Arturo Gonzalez and wife Amparo
of Kermit; five daughters: Maria Caballero and husband Humberto of
Ojinaga, Mexico, Josie Saenz and husband Reymundo of Kermit, Sylvia
Soberanes and husband Israel of Mineral Wells, TX, Teresa Lujan and
husband Domingo Calixtro of Mineral Wells, TX and Aida Lujan and
husband Ricardo of Kermit; one brother: Felipe De La Rosa and wife
Allicia of Odessa; twenty nine grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Presilla Chavez and her
daughter Selena Chavez of Kermit.
Services are 2:00
pm, Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Somblea Apostolica de la fe en
Cristo Jesus, officiated by Brother Moreno. Pallbearers are: James
Rivas, Abraham Gonzalez Jr., Alberto Gonzalez, Innok Saenz, Saulito
Lujan Jr., and Carla Rivas. Interment will follow at Kermit
Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Emma (Berzoza) Pando, age 79, of
Kermit passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Monahans, TX. She was
born Sunday, May 19, 1929, in Sugar City, CO to Anastacio and Manuela
Mrs. Pando loved sewing, cooking,
praying the Rosary and reading the Bible. She enjoyed being a mom and
grandmother. Mrs. Pando was known for her Thanksgiving dinners and
Those left to cherish her memory are
her husband: Alonzo Pando Sr. of Kermit; step-mother: Sotera Versoza
of Kermit; two sons: Gustavo Pando and wife Velma of Odessa and Alonzo
Pando Jr. and wife Doris of El Paso, TX; one daughter: Corinna Pando
Garcia and husband Jimmy of Wink; two brothers: Reymundo Berzoza and
wife Margarita of Kermit and Antonio Versoza and wife Marie of El
Paso, TX; four sisters: Josefina Aguirre and husband W.E. and Manuela
Pando and husband Eli, all of Kermit, Linda Ortiz and husband David of
Big Lake, TX and Enedina Awbrey of Andrews, TX; eight grandchildren:
Gustavo Pando II , Ann Marie Pando, Rosa Rubio Pando, April Rubio
Pando, Alonzo Pando III, Melissa Leigh Garcia, Jessica Alisa Garcia
and Gabrielle Camille Garcia; six great-grandchildren: Eloy Guzman,
Arturo Guzman, Zuri Guzman, Dallas Guzman, Isaac Pando and Libra Pando.
She was preceded in death by her
parents: Anastacio and Manuela Berzoza and one brother: Ramon Berzoza.
Rosary will be 7:00 pm, Friday, May 1,
2009, at Family Services Funeral Chapel. Mass will be 10:00 am,
Saturday, May 2, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Celebrant will
be Father Richard Waiwood. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Aguirre, Darrell Pando, Benny Carrasco, Eli
Pando Jr., Eddie Pando and Oscar Peña. Arrangements are
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
Delbert Dean Crawford, age 81, of
Kermit, passed away Saturday, May 02, 2009 at Hospice House of
Odessa. He was born in Anderson County, Texas on December 21, 1927
to William W. and Nancy (Bell) Crawford. He married Reta Mae
Whittington on December 3, 1951 in Lovington, NM. He was an
oilfield truck driver.
Delbert loved to be outdoors,
fishing and gardening. He also liked to dance. He also kept
himself entertained with computer games and watching TV.
Those left to cherish his love and
memory include his wife of 57 years: Reta Crawford of Kermit, two
sons: Dennis Crawford and wife Terri of Liberty City, TX and Ron
Crawford and wife Vickie of Odessa; one daughter: Cathy Levermann
and husband Larry of New Braunfels, TX; brother: Bobby Crawford and
wife Sue of Palestine, TX; sister: Melba Williams and husband
Virgil of Elkhart, TX; five grandchildren: Shaun, Cody, Kristi,
Bradley, and Nicole; and one great-granddaughter: Gracey.
He was preceded in death by his
parents: William and Nancy Crawford; his step-mother: Laura
Crawford; two brothers: Ernest Crawford and W. A. Crawford; and one
Family Visitation will be from 6 to
8:00 pm Monday evening, March 4, 2009 at the funeral home. Funeral
services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Family Services
Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bradley Crawford. Interment will
follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Darin Bridges,
Jerry Whittington, Clyde Marler, Orville Langford, Virgil Williams,
and Billy Voyles. Honorary pallbearers will be: James Smith,
Charles Mikel, Homer Bryant, and Tom Newberry. Arrangements are
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Frances Haynes Baskin age 81, passed
away Monday, May 04, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa. She was
born in Pecos, TX on December 25, 1927. She married H.L. Baskin in
Wink on December 31, 1952.
Family visitation will be from 5:00
pm - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at Family Services Funeral
Chapel. Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, May 7, 2009 at
the Community Church in Kermit with Rev. Jimmy Braswell and Richard
Stovall officiating. Pallbearers will be Haynes Parson, Harlan
Parson, Stephen Bowerman, Thomas Morris, Mario Perez and Pat James.
Honorary pallbearers are her grandsons. Burial will follow at Kermit
She was preceded in death by
husband: H.L. Baskin, father: A.B. Gibson, Sr. stepfather: L.M.
Anderson, mother: Audie B. Anderson and brother: Arthur Bryan
Those left behind to cherish her
love and memory include her two daughters: Lou Burns and Peggy
Parson and husband Terry, all of Kermit; sisters: Ruth James and
husband Don of Kingsland, Texas, Winn Stovall of Midland and Mona
Deutsch of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren: Monica Bowerman and
husband Stephen of Midland, Haynes Parson of Midland, Hayley Parson
of Kermit, and Harlan Parson and fiancée Jessica Swann of Odessa;
four great grandchildren: Dylan and Jack Bowerman of Midland, and
Skyler and Preston Parson of Midland; and numerous nieces and
Frances was Presbyterian and she
taught school in Kermit for 29 years. Her grandchildren meant the
world to her. Reading was her passion and she loved giving books to
her great grandsons.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family
Services Funeral Parlor.
In honor of Frances may be made to Hospice and the American Cancer
Paul Allen Kennon
Paul Allen Kennon, age 83, passed
away Friday, May 8, 2009 at his home in Kermit. He was born in
Stephens County, TX on December 20, 1925 to Eddie H. and Madie
(Duncan) Kennon. He married, the love of his life, Wanda Laverne
Feagan, on October 10, 1948 and she preceded him in death on
February 15, 1992. Paul was a Christian, and a 60 year member of
Goldsmith Lodge 1276 AF and AM. He greatly enjoyed going to the
Senior Center and Jerrie’s Café.
Graveside Services are scheduled for
2:00 pm Tuesday, May 12, at Kermit Cemetery with the Rev. Henry
He was preceded in death by his
wife: Wanda Kennon, and his parents: Eddie H. and Madie Kennon.
Those left to cherish his memory are
his son: Tommy Lee Kennon and wife Sherry of Longview, TX;
daughter: Sue Ann Brown and husband Larry of Odessa; brother: Earl
Jackson Kennon of Houston, TX; two grandchildren: Janice Phillips
of Odessa and Thomas Brown of Odessa; two great-grandchildren:
Amanda Phillips of Odessa and Lawren Phillips of Odessa.
Carolyn Ann Kilgore
Kilgore age 50 of Kermit, TX passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009 in
Kermit, TX. She was born on Monday, June 30, 1958 in Rowlett, TX to Clybell and Bertie (Mims) Strange.
Carolyn delighted in watching her son play sports
such as football, track and field, and power lifting. She was a
loving and devoted mother and wife and was a member of West Side
Church of Christ.
She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband: Mike
Kilgore of Kermit, TX; one son: Berry Jr. Kilgore of Kermit, TX; one
daughter: Shawanna Strange Bryant and husband Damian of Dallas, TX;
two brothers: Johnny Strange and wife Mayola of Dallas, TX and Henry
Strange and wife Tashae of Dallas, TX; two sisters: Linda Franklin
and husband Dewane of Dallas, TX; Alice Gallow of Dallas, TX and
four grandchildren: Keevion Terry, Keianna Terry, Damian Bryant and
She is preceded in death by her parents: Clybell and
Bertie (Mims) Strange; grandparents: Henry Dean and Rilla Mims; two
brothers: Leroy Strange and Elvis Strange; four sisters: Donney
Biggers, Martha Davis, Kathlene White and Rosie Strange.
The Wake is
scheduled for 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday, June 01, 2009 at the West
Side Church of Christ. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 02,
2009 at the West Side Church of Christ with Brother Joddie Garrett
officiating, assisted by Brother James Alexander. Pallbearers will
be Levis Awbrey, Bryan Awbrey, Raul Marquez. Marthell Arnsworth,
Marty Belcourt and Steven Luezano. Honorary Pallbearers will be:
Mike Kilgore, Berry Jr. Kilgore, B.B. Kilgore and The Strange
Family. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Memorials may be made to the West Side
Church of Christ, 914 W. Campbell St. Kermit, TX 79745.
Thomas Edward Mitchell
Mitchell age 46, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Kermit, TX.
Thomas was born on Thursday, March 21, 1963 in Arlington, TX to
Thomas Jefferson and Juliet (Ebel) Mitchell. He moved from
Arlington, TX to Jal, NM in 2005.
He loved working
with his hands and was an artist when it came to woodworking and
stain glass manufacturing. He was an avid reader and writer.
Left behind to
cherish his memory is his wife: Shawlene (Swearingin) Mitchell of
Jal, NM; his parents: Thomas and Juliet Mitchell of Arlington, TX;
children: Sallie Young and husband Robert of Jal, NM and Melissa
Hobbs and husband Chris of Arlington, TX; two brothers: David
Mitchell of Arlington, TX and Phillip Mitchell and wife Anita of
Arlington, TX; four sisters: Patti Lawing and husband Mark of
Arlington, TX; Judy Mitchell of Arlington, TX; Debbie Mitchell of
Arlington, TX and Julie Lester and husband Greg of Arlington, TX;
and five grandchildren: JT Middleton, Justin Hobbs, Jaedyn Hobbs,
Kurt Young and Kyle Young,
Services will be
2:00 pm, Thursday, May 28, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church in Jal,
NM, officiated by Brother Allen Speed. Pallbearers will include:
Robert Young, Kyle Young, JT Middleton, Bobby Burkett, Rick
Ferguson, Jimmy Samaniego, and Jimmy Samaniego Jr. Honorary
Pallbearers will include: Lucy, CJ, Justin Hobbs, Jaedyn Hobbs,
Kurt Young. Interment will be at 2:00 pm Friday, May 29, 2009 at
Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, TX. Arrangements
are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Jo Ann Paukner
Jo Ann Paukner
age 69 of Wink, TX passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Wink,
TX. Jo Ann was born on Sunday, April 07, 1940 in Dallas, TX to
Johnny and Virgie Fabbri.
working, coming home and taking care of the house. She also
delighted in playing with dogs and cats.
Those left to
cherish her memory are her husband: James Pilkington of Wink,
TX; three sons: Otto William Paukner and wife Janet of Dallas,
TX; Steve W. Paukner and wife April of Sebring, OH and Anthony
Albert Paukner of Dallas, TX; two step-sons: James Pilkington
and wife Helen of Kermit, TX and John Pilkington of Columbus,
OH; one step-daughter: Cindy Pilkington of Ft. Stockton, TX; one
brother: Charles Carroll Fabbri and wife Wynona of Wink, TX;
fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
preceded in death by her parents Johnny and Virgie (Mcgee)
Fabbri; and two brothers: Jerry Edwin Fabbri and Johnny Albert
Fabbri and one granddaughter.
be 2:00 pm, Friday, May 29, 2009 at Family Services Funeral
Chapel in Kermit, TX, officiated by Pastor Joe Moehler.
Interment will follow at the Kermit Cemetery. Services are
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. Memorials may
be made to St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis TN. www.stjude.org/donate
have I in Heaven but thee, and there is none on earth I desire
beside thee, who could light a fire inside me, a cleansing
flame, eternal, yet always the same. Lord, upon whom shall I
call during life’s trials; when its rain starts to fall and its
waves beat a while, only thee Lord, my tower and refuge, save by
thy power from life’s deluge and Lord at life’s end, when the
sun sets low, and the floods subside, let my knee at thy throne
bend low where peaceful eternity abides. ~ Anthony A.
Robinson, age 74, of Kermit, TX passed away Monday, June 01, 2009 in
Kermit, TX. She was born on Saturday, June 16, 1934 in Naples, TX to
Cecil and Christine (Gamble) Huey.
She loved singing and studying her Bible. She spent
many years as a Sunday school teacher, Youth Director, District
President of YPWW (Young People Willing Workers) and was a
missionary for the church.
Those left to cherish her memory are a son: Gregory
Latral Hannah and wife Samantha of Kermit, TX; three daughters:
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; two step-sons: Curtis Robinson of Odessa, TX and Cleve
Robinson of Roswell, NM; two brothers: T.C. Huey of Lamesa, TX and
Rubben Huey of Lubbock, TX; two sisters: Christel Butler of Midland
and Erma Reeves and husband Harry of Jal, NM; twelve grandchildren:
Kevin Skinner, Ashlee Skinner, Marvin Cleveland, Tiffany Bustos,
Katrina Mosee, Natasha Mosee, Sonya Washington, Bridgette Franklin,
Gregory Hannah Jr., Christopher Hannah, Ebony Hannah, Jeffery
Hannah; seven great-grandchildren: A’Nivia Franklin, Amiah
Washington, Niya Skinner, Nina Skinner, K.J. Skinner Jr., Nikesha
Cleveland and Tinesha Bustos.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Cecil and
Christine (Gamble) Huey; one son: Curtis Hannah and three brothers:
Lonnie Huey, Charles Huey and G.B. Huey.
will be 2:00 pm, Friday, June 05, 2009 at the First Baptist Church,
officiated by Elder Alfred Alexander Jr. and Elder Donald Hunt.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Cleveland, Kevin Skinner, Stanley Reeves,
Brandon Scott, Wendell Williams and Eugene Williams. Honorary
Pallbearers will be: Parnell Skinner, Edgar Stevens, Donnell
Franklin and Harry Reeves. Interment will follow at Kermit
Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral
Jewell Mozelle Ridgeway|
Ridgeway, age 80, of Kermit went to be with her Lord on Friday, June
5, 2009 at Hospice House in Odessa, TX. She was born Wednesday,
July 25, 1928 in Cisco, TX to Ted and Minnie (Robinson) Ball.
visiting her friends at the Kermit Senior Citizens Center, cooking,
doing yard work, and walking. She was a devout member of the First
Baptist Church of Wink. She was also known to have a big heart and
was a caretaker for many members of her family. Jewell was a loving
mother and devoted grandmother to Zachary and Nichole.
Those left to
cherish her memory are her daughter: Cindy Davidson and her husband
Dr. Dave of Odessa; two grandchildren: Zachary Bolf and Nichole
Davidson both of Odessa, and one step-daughter: Kim Moya and
husband Pat of Bay City, TX.
She was preceded in
death by her husband: Billy Roger Davis; one son: Larry Roger
Davis; parents: Ted and Minnie Ball; and one brother: Gerald Ball;
and one step-daughter: Tracee Ridgeway.
will be from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Monday, June 8, 2009 at Family
Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm,
Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Wink with
Brother Richard Ray officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the men of The First Baptist Church of
Wink. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral
Parlor of Kermit.
Sandra Valenzuela Hernandez|
Sandra Valenzuela Hernandez, age 32, of Kermit,
passed away on June 9, 2009. She was born on July 15, 1976 to
Ruben Hernandez and Elvira Valenzuela.
She is survived by her husband: Edilberto Quiroz
of Sanger, TX; parents: Ruben and Elvira Hernandez of Presidio;
three sons: Efron Montoya, Francisco Javier Quiroz, and Bryan
Edilberto Quiros all of Sanger; three brothers: Modesto
Hernandez, Julio Cesar Hernandez and wife Nancy, and Ruben Hernandez
Jr. and wife Magaly all of Odessa; and one sister: Ramona
Hernandez and husband Esidro Montoya of Ojinaga, MX.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on
Saturday, July 17,2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit with
Father Richard Waiwood officiating. Pallbearers included:
Edilberto Quiroz, Ruben Hernandez Jr. Samuel Quiroz, Omar Hernandez,
Julio Hernandez, and Isidro Montoya. Services were entrusted
to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
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