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Cheryl Dobbs Eaton

Cheryl Dobbs Eaton, 51, of Chipley, FL passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2009 in Panama City, FL.  Ms. Eaton was born in Abilene, TX to Leon Dobbs and Betty Miller Dobbs on March 5, 1958.  Her parents preceded her in death. 

Ms. Eaton worked as a restaurant manager.  She was a member of the Pentecostal faith.  She loved to collect antiques.   She was a very family orientated person and loved spending time with her family.  She loved reading a good book and playing video games.  She also loved to talk.

She leaves behind one son: Scott Eaton and wife Lucy, of Kermit, TX; two daughters: Deanna Eaton of Dothea, AL, and Dama Chopelas and husband Kevin of Chipley, FL; two brothers: Mike Dobbs and wife Mona and Darrell Dobbs, all of Corpus Christi, TX; one sister: Tammy Hubbard and husband Danny of Lueders, TX; seven grandchildren: Crystal, Jordan, Joshua, Darren, Justen, David Allen, and Alicia; and three great-grandchildren: Damen, Larisa, and Zavian.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son: David Eaton; and sister: Becky Dobbs.

Graveside services will be held at East Hill Cemetery in Ft. Stockton on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 2:00pm.  Pallbearers will include Scott Eaton, Travis Robinson, and Kevin Chopelas, Mike Dobbs, Darrell Dobbs and Danny Hubbard.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Irene Manske

Irene Manske, age 87, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2009 in San Antonio, TX.  Mrs. Manske was born in Mereta, TX to Henry Rudolph Wiesepape and Eleanor Henrietta Eckerman on December 1, 1921.  Her parents preceded her in death.

Irene married her love, Carl F. Manske on June 20, 1942 in Rowena, TX.  Carl preceded her in death on June 1, 2000.  Irene was a very active woman.  She enjoyed working with her hands, especially when it came to crafts.  She was known to sew, crochet, and make ceramics.

Survivors include her daughter:  Beverly Kay Manske Husky and husband Bobby of Cotulla, TX; three grandsons:  Brent Husky of Tomball, TX, Bryan Husky and wife KK of College Station, TX, and Bart Husky and wife Shelayna of Rosharon, TX; three great-grandchildren:  Byrkley Husky of Tomball, TX, and Codi and Garrett Husky of College Station, TX.

She was preceded in death by husband, Carl Manske; parents, Henry and Eleanor Wiesepape; two brothers:  Buddy Wiesepape and Curtis Wiesepape; and sister-in-law: June Wiesepape.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Rick Derrick.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Brent Husky, Bryan Husky, Bart Husky, Ronald Wiesepape, John Leonard, and Eddie Leonard.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Chapel.

Leonard Wade Jennings

Leonard Wade Jennings, formerly of Kermit, TX, passed away on August 15, 2009 in Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa.

Wade was born Friday, February 14, 1958 to Pickens Inloe Jennings and Dale Evans in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia.

As a young man, Wade worked in the oil fields in Texas then moved to Sioux City, Iowa to join the Carpenters Union, working with them for over 20 years.  He later moved to Montana and continued working as a carpenter.  He loved country music, singing karaoke and bowling.  His greatest passion in life was golfing. He played every day that he possibly could.

He is preceded in death by his mother: Dale Evans Salter; one brother: Pickens Inloe Jennings, Jr.; and one granddaughter: Tacara Ray.

He is survived by his father: Pickens Inloe Jennings and step-mother Joanne of Homer, NE; daughter: Rachel Ray of Wichita Falls, TX; step-daughter: Christina Eldridge and children; brothers: Ray Jennings and wife Janette of Kermit, TX, Shawn Salter and wife Tiffany of San Antonio, TX, Pat Salter and wife Melissa of Marble Falls, TX; three grandchildren, one niece and four nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Friday, August 21, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Parlor Chapel.

Don Crawford

Don Crawford, age 64, of Kermit, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the Hospice House in Odessa, TX.  Mr. Crawford was born in Mosheim, TX to James William Crawford and Lettie Bea Gilcrest on July 1, 1945. Don was a self employed dirt contractor.

Don married Jane Hopkins in 1969 in Wink, TX.  Don was a member of Masonic Lodge #1258 AF&AM of Kermit, a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Community Church.  Don was also very involved with the local 4-H group as the kids were growing up. 

Survivors include two sons:  Bradley Crawford and wife Tamisha of Kermit, TX and Johnny Anderson and wife Beverly of Dallas, TX; daughter:  Lesa Sanchez of Midland, TX; sister:  Nelly B. Douglas of Oregon; five grandchildren: Brandon, Matthew, Britnee, Junior, and JD; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Jane Hopkins Crawford; parents, James and Lettie Crawford; four brothers: Gene, Dene, JC, and Tillman; and two sisters: Ann and Sis. 

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Community Church in Kermit, TX, officiated by Rev. Henry Freund.  Masonic graveside service will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be the Masons.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Chapel.

Nancy Lee Flowers

Nancy Lee Flowers, age 65, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at the Hospice House in Odessa.  Nancy was born in Kermit, TX to Ernie and Virginia (Martin) Fielding on Wednesday, March 22, 1944. 

Nancy married her lifelong love, Ronnie Flowers on May 26, 1962 in Kermit, TX.  She demonstrated a great love for God and attended church at the Freewill Baptist Church in Kermit where she also taught the Adult Sunday School Class.  Nancy loved her family and she delighted in telling stories about her kids and grandkids.  As a dedicated career woman, Nancy worked as a manager for Montgomery Ward and most recently as a book-keeper for Kermit Motor Company.  She loved crafts and was forever painting, and making baby blankets.  Her adventurous spirit led her to be quite the daredevil on her motorcycle.  She also loved red cars, jewelry and Christmas.

Survivors include her husband: Ronnie Flowers of Kermit, TX; one son: Ronnie Mark Flowers and wife Sherri of Baytown, TX; two daughters:  Lori Lee Stewart and husband David of Gainesville, Fl and Dina Lynn Bolf and husband Thomas of Kermit, TX; mother: Virginia Fielding of Kermit, TX; one brother: David Fielding and wife Linda of Ft. Worth, TX; three sisters: Betty Wills and husband Gordon of Odessa, TX; Peggy Thompson and husband Buck of Kerrville, TX and Lisa Marcus and husband Daniel of Somers, NY; seven grandchildren: Ashley Flowers, Jerid Bolf, Daniel Flowers, Chad Lankford, Jeremy Bolf, Chloe Stewart and Carly Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her father: Ernest Andrew Fielding and her sister: Carol Fielding. She dances with them and her niece, Kathryn, in heaven today.

Interment will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 01, 2009 at Kermit Cemetery. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 pm September 01, 2009 at  the Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Charles Jones and assisted by:  Dean Thompson and Michael Fielding.   Honorary Pallbearers will be: Her grandsons (Chad, Jerid, Daniel, and Jeremy), Billy Voyles and Leon Mitchell.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Chapel.

Cecil O'Neil

Olen “Cecil” O’Neil, age 79, of Jal, NM passed away on Wednesday, September, 02, 2009, in Midland, TX.  Mr. O’Neil was born in Lamesa, TX to Robert Lee and Leta (Greaves) O’Neil on April 13, 1930. He married Joyce Brown, on May 27, 1948 in Midland, TX and they celebrated 61 years together. Cecil served his country in the Navy from 1952 to 1956.

Mr. O’Neil enjoyed playing the fiddle, growing pecans, working in the yard, cooking, and eating. He loved his family, playing with his grandkids and taking care of others.

Survivors include his wife Joyce O’Neil of Jal, NM; two sons:  Olen C. O’Neil Jr. and wife Pat of Odessa, TX, and Allen L. O’Neil and wife Tammie of Kemmerer, WY; two daughters:  Alice Dehnel and husband Richard of Sundown, TX; and LoRae McFarden and husband Glenn of Artesia, NM; two brothers: Elbert O’Neil and wife Betty of Midland, TX, and Jimmy O’Neil and wife Shirley of Midland, TX, one sister:  Nita Faubian of Midland, TX; ten grandchildren: Cory O’Neil and wife Carrie, Clay O’Neil, Casey Hernandez and husband Steve, Crissy Torres and husband Cisco, Sheena Salo and husband Dan, Robert O’Neil and wife Sarah, Rachel Willard and  husband Allen, Russell Courtney, Katie McFarden, and KaLee Dehnel; nine great-grand children: Jordynn, Logan, Bella, Isaac, Harley, Destiny, E.J., Diego, and Cira.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Lee O’Neil and Leta (Greaves) O’Neil and three brothers: R.L., Hoot, and Delbert O’Neil.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm MST, Friday, September 04, 2009 at the Church of Christ in Jal, NM, officiated by Brother Daryl Micham.  Interment will follow at Jal Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Chapel.

Nestor Campos Vigil, Sr.

Nestor Campos Vigil, Sr. age 80, of Kermit passed away Saturday, September 05, 2009 at Rockwood Manor in Midland.   He was born February 26, 1929 in El Mulato, Mexico to Jesus and Guadalupe (Campos) Vigil.  He married Hermelinda Garcia November 11, 1949 in Lovington, NM.  She preceded him in death October 14, 2006.  He worked for the City of Kermit in the Parks Department.   

Those left to cherish his love and memory include five sons:  Nestor C. Vigil, Jr. and wife Carmina of Farmington, NM, Manuel G. Vigil and wife Olivia of Midland, Guadalupe G. Vigil of Kermit,  Mario Vigil and wife Michelle of Ft. Bragg, NC, and Javier Vigil and partner Henry of Odessa; one daughter:  Eva Martinez of Kermit; two sisters:  Alicia Carrillo of Odessa and Maria Nieves Vigil of San Marcos, TX; seventeen grandchildren, twenty five great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Jesus and Guadalupe Vigil; his wife:  Hermelinda Vigil; two brothers:  Jesus Vigil and Juan Vigil; and two sisters:  Josefina Navarrete and Sara Martinez. 

Rosary will be said at Family Services Funeral Chapel 7:00 pm Monday, September 7, 2009.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.


Tommy Jeffery Jr.

Tommy Jeffery Jr., age 50, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2009 in Odessa, TX.  He was born in Kermit, TX on December 31, 1958 to Tommy and Betty Jean (Decker) Jeffery.  He loved to dance and had won many awards.  He was a very funny person who had a great sense of humor and a wonderful positive attitude. He was an inspiration to all his friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother:  Betty Jean Knox and grandfather: Virgil Decker.

Those left to cherish his memory are his father Tommy Jeffery Sr. and step mother: Karen Quarles Jeffery of Odessa, TX; grandmother: Odessa Jones of Abilene, TX; five brothers: Perry Lee Jeffery of Odessa, TX; Tommy Earl Jeffery of Palmdale, CA; Brian Ray Jeffery of Cedar Rapid, IA; Adam J. Jeffery of Odessa, TX, and Kevin J. Quarles of Germany; three sisters: Barbara Lynn Jackson of North Hollywood, CA; Carolyn Ann Dawson of Hawthorne, CA and Beverly Robinson of Lubbock, TX.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, September 11, 2009 at the First Baptist Church with the Chaplain Jane Morin officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rickey Jeffery, Perry Lee Jeffery Sr., Perry Lee Jeffery Jr., Adam J. Jeffery, Tommy Earl Jeffery and Brian Ray Jeffery. Honorary pallbearers will be W.T. Sheppard, Seth Skinner, Toby Eaton, Immanuel Jackson, and Robert Galindo.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Margaret Denny

Margaret Denny, 81 of Kermit left her life holding hands with her family on Wednesday September 16, 2009 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.

Services are scheduled for 2p.m. Sunday September 20, 2009 at Family Services Funeral Home with Chaplain Bryan Johnson officiating, interment following at Kermit Cemetery.

Margaret was born July 30, 1928 in Loving Texas to Fred & Ethel Byrom.  October 1, 1947 she married James C Denny in Wheeler Texas.  They had three children, James Michael, Patrick Daniel, and Marsha Lynne. 

She was a nurse, a homemaker and an avid bowler.  She loved her family, her children, and most of all her grandchildren.  She bowled in leagues, travel leagues, and competed in over 20 National Tournaments around the United States with her “girls” and her “ducks”. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years James C Denny.  She is survived by her sister:  Ruby Bliss of Kermit, Sons:  Mike Denny of Kermit, Pat Denny and wife Holly of Kermit, Daughter: Marsha Hill and husband James of Kermit;  Five grandchildren:  Jeana Espinoza of Mansfield Texas, Clay Denny of Cheyenne Wyoming, Zach Hill of Midland, and Callie Hill of Midland, Shea Denny of Odessa, Andi Heather Saltor & husband Shawn of Monahans, and Zach Denny of Kermit;  five great-grandchildren: Keaton Hill, Kristina & Mia Espinoza, Christian Saltor, and Kaytlin Eastep.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Arnold, Wayland Thomas, Ricky Kidd, Jimmy Don Arnold, Bill James, and Kendal James.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Zach Hill, Clay Denny, Keaton Hill, Zach Denny and Chuck Prescott. 

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Home Hospice.  Janice Turner and Veronica Sanchez were more than nurses they were our family.  They loved Margaret like she was their family and Margaret felt the same way.  Also we would like to thank the staff at Winkler County Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Pham, and all the nursing staff were exceptional, caring and kind to Margaret and to all of us.  Memorial donations may be made to Home Hospice, as well as Meals on Wheels in Kermit.

Rosa Marquez Caballero

Rosa Marquez Caballero, age 72, of Kermit passed away Monday, September 21, 2009 in Odessa, TX.  She was born Monday, May 17, 1937, in Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jesus and Rita (Dominguez) Marquez.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband:  Patricio Caballero of Kermit; one son: Orion Caballero and wife Anna of Midland, TX; one daughter: Lorena Armendariz and husband Armando of Monahans, TX;; three brothers: Roberto Marquez and wife Erminia of Presidio, TX., Ricardo Marquez and wife Eva of Midland, TX and Reyes Marquez and wife Dora of Hobbs, NM; three sisters: Carolina Villareal of CA; Angela Urias and husband Jose of Midland, TX and Hortencia Valdez and husband Francisco of Kermit, TX.; ten grandchildren: Oriol Caballero, German Caballero, Yuri Caballero, and Abel Caballero, Magaly Polanco,  Alex Polanco, Adriana Balderrama, Flor Armendariz, Jose Armendariz, and Anahi Armendariz; three great-grandchildren: Dalay Caballero, Reina Vidana and Yanetzi Armendariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Jesus and Rita (Dominguez) Marquez, a daughter: Martha Polanco; grand-daughter: Gladisela Polanco; and a brother: Ramon Marquez.

Rosary will be 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 24, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Celebrant will be Father Richard Waiwood.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Jose Armendariz, Alex Polanco, Abel Caballero, Oriol Caballero, German Caballero and Geovanni Valdez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

Dale Harbin

Dale Harbin, age 80, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Dale was born on Tuesday, September 10, 1929 in Morton Valley, TX to Roy and Thelma (Dabbs) Harbin.  Dale married Jeraldine Walker on April 10, 1957 in Poplarville, MS, and they celebrated 52 wonderful years together. 

He loved playing dominoes with his buddies, shooting pool, and making the drag.  He also loved being a grandpa and enjoyed family get-togethers.  Dale was also a Korean War Veteran serving his country from 1950 to 1952. 

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife: Jeraldine (Walker) Harbin of Kermit, TX; children: Larry Harbin of Odessa, TX, Corby Harbin and wife Devon of Frisco, TX, Lana Williamson and husband Andy and Melanie Adams and husband Troy, all of Kermit, TX; three brothers: Wallace Harbin and wife Margaret of Comanche, TX, Wayne Harbin and wife Evoynne of Odessa, TX, and Glynn Harbin of Odessa, TX; five sisters: Doris Wyatt and husband Jim of Rockwall, TX, Loree Foster of Graham, TX, Charlene Kimball and husband E.L. (Red) of Colorado City, TX, Patsy Harrington of McKinney, TX and Shirley Evans of Kingwood; 11 grandchildren: Ashley McLeaish, Brenton Adams, Alex Harbin, Kyle Adams, Andrea Harbin, Austin Williamson, Avery Williamson, Amreigh Williamson, Seth Harbin, Jacey Harbin, and Christy Pendergrass-Lara; and four great grandchildren: Ashton Adams, Kycen Adams,  Lisa Lara, and LeeAnn Lara. 

Dale was preceded in death by his parents: Roy and Thelma Harbin; and three brothers: Wade Harbin, Darvin Harbin, and Lynn Harbin. 

Services will be 10:00 am, Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Northside Baptist Church in Kermit, officiated by Brother Steve Long. Pallbearers will include: Andy Williamson, Troy Adams, Austin Williamson, Brenton Adams, Kyle Adams, and Alex Harbin.  Honorary Pallbearers are Avery Williamson and Seth Harbin. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.


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