Family Services Funeral
Peggy Jo Harber
Peggy Jo Harber, age 80, of Robert Lee, TX passed from this life on
Saturday, July 24, 2010. She was born in Winters, TX on August
10, 1929 to Kit A. Pierce and Carmen Faye Pierce. She was a
homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She was a former
member of O. E. S. Chapter 845 of Wink, TX.
Peggy is survived by her husband: John E. Harber of Robert
Lee; two sons: Tom Prichard and wife Beverly of Robert Lee and
John Prichard and wife Beth of Graham; four grandchildren and two
Her parents and one sister, Evonne, precede her in death.
Graveside services are set for 10:00 am Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at
Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX, officiated by Bro. Dudley Mullins.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor and
online condolences may be sent at fs-fp.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Robert Lee Care Center, 307 W. 8th Street, Robert Lee, TX
Donald Wayne Burritt
Donald Wayne Burritt, age 61, passed away Friday,
July 30, 2010 at his Odessa residence.
He was born in Portsmouth, VA on January 17, 1949 to Donald
M. Burritt and Erma Madge (Weaver) Burritt.
He married Laura Hockersmith on March 11, 1978 in Odessa.
He worked as a truck driver for a paving business and was a
US Navy veteran.
Donald enjoyed mechanic work, fishing, and
gambling. Elvis Presley
was his hero. He loved
his music and collected Elvis memorabilia.
He liked to hang out at local cafes (like the Plantation
House, Gomez’s and Mac’s) having coffee with his friends.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:
Laura Burritt of Odessa; son:
Donald Clinton Burritt of Odessa; three daughters:
Angela Davis, Brandi Burritt, and Jimmie Burritt, all of
Odessa; one brother:
Randall Burritt of Queen City, TX; three sisters:
Marsha Forde of Childress, TX, and Linda Payne and D’Ann
Freeman, both of Queen City, TX; and seven grandchildren.
His parents and one brother:
Richard Burritt, precede him in death.
Graveside services with military honors will be
2:00 pm Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Kermit Cemetery, officiated by
Pastor Tony McCrohan.
Pallbearers will be Mike Riley, Donald Franks, Randall Burritt,
Willie Kirby, Jeremy Freeman, and Wally Carrasco.
Honorary pallbearers include Rylin Burritt, Collen Riley, and
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Ralph “Red” Edward Hicks, age 85, of
Kermit, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Midland Memorial
Hospital. He was born on Thursday, September 11, 1924 in
Strawn, TX to Julius and Thora
(Brown) Hicks. Red served during WWII as Fireman 1st
Class in the Navy. He was a longtime resident of Kermit and a
member of VFW Post #6284. He married his beloved wife, Alline McKay
on April 9, 1989 in Kermit. Red
enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening and loved children. He was a
house painter since 1950 and he prided himself in making a house
look good. He was also employed with Gulf/Chevron Pipeline for a
total of 40 years. Red was always laughing and he loved the Dallas
Cowboys and Texas A&M. He loved the Lord and Alline with all his
Ralph was preceded in death by his his first
wife of 41 years: Violet Hicks; parents: Julius and Thora Hicks; two
brothers: Stanley and Otho Hicks.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:
Alline Hicks of Kermit; one daughter: Brenda Payne and husband
Virgil of Mountain View, OK; two sons: Larry Farley and wife Marion
of Lubbock and Danny Zumwalt and wife Tasha of Kermit; seven
grandchildren: Beverly Henson, Crystal Behrent, Robert Payne, C. J.
Zumwalt, Brady Farley, Jeff Farley and Ginger Riggins, sixteen
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Services will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 3,
2010 at Eastside Church of Christ in Kermit, officiated by Brother
Brian McGonagill and Brother Tommy Williamson. Interment with
military honors will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers
will be Robert Payne, Eric Handlin, Daivd McKay, Derrick Adams, Bob
Parker and Ken Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Walton,
Stan Mulson and Harvey Hale. Services
are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Fairries G.B. Ford
Fairries G.B. Ford, age 78, of Kermit, passed
away in Odessa, TX on August 7, 2010. Fairries was born in
Portales, NM on October 6, 1931 to James Gur Alexander Stevenson and
Beulah (Cullins) Ford.
He is survived by his wife: Loraine Rowena Ford
of Kermit, TX; three sons: Aaron Karyl Ford of El Campo, TX; Raymond
Gur Ford of Sallisaw, OK and Fairries G.B. Ford Jr. of Bethel
Heights, AR; two daughters: Tina Jenkins of WA and Janequa Linn
Darrow of Onlaska, TX; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-three
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday,
August 11, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit.
Services are entrusted to Family Services
Jacquelyn Lou Price Beeler
Jacquelyn Lou Price Beeler, age 61, passed away
on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at her home in Collinsville, TX.
She was born in Monahans on March 23, 1949 to Aubrey Dean Price and
Bettye Marie (Riley) Price.
Jackie had a job doing what she loved; working
for Collinsville ISD as a chef in the cafeteria. She was an
excellent cook and loved to feed people. She never met a
stranger and was happy to invite anyone in for a meal and a visit.
She had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh that made her
a joy to be around.
Jackie is survived by her mother: Bettye
Price of Collinsville; two sons: Shane Beeler and wife Brandi
of Lubbock and Sean Beeler and wife Deidre of El Paso; three
brothers: Tracy Price and wife Lisa of Spring, Travis Price
and wife Jenny of Boerne, and Torrey Price and wife Tonya of
Collinsville; a sister: Deana Williams and husband Vernon of
Odessa; and five grandchildren: Mason, Madison, and Campbell
Beeler, and Sean and Zack Glenn.
Her father, Aubrey Price, precedes her in
Graveside services to honor her memory will be
10:00 am Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Pyote Cemetery, officiated by
Brother Dudley Mullins. Services are entrusted to Family
Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to
the American Cancer Society, 811 Central
Drive, Odessa, TX 79761-4201.
Ora Mae Medlin Davis
Ora Mae Medlin Davis, of Kermit, 104,
went home Saturday, August 21, 2010.
The daughter and granddaughter of West Texas pioneers, she
was born on June 22, 1906 in Stanton, TX to J. H. and Bessie Jones
Medlin. In 1917,
the Medlin family homesteaded land in New Mexico near Ochoa, west
of Jal. Ora Mae went
to the one-room school and after obtaining her teaching
certificate, returned to Ochoa and taught there for two years.
Then she was sent to the White School on the Drinkard Ranch
south of Eunice. The
next year, she re-opened the Jal School and taught there until she
married George Edward Davis in 1930.
She was a
talented oil painter; learning old world techniques from Miss Flora
Farnsworth, an English expatriate who had come to the rootin’
tootin’ boomtown of Jal for the dry climate. We think she could have had a good reputation as a regional
painter had she continued after the 40’s.
She lived a
good, long life. We will miss her and never forget her.
Those left to
cherish her memory are her son:
George Medlin Davis of Texas; daughter-in-law:
Jerry Ann Davis; son: Leland
E. Davis and wife Judy of Minnesota; son:
James M. Davis of Texas; son:
Glenn G. Davis of Connecticut; daughter-in-law:
Charlotte Davis; seven grandchildren:
Georgia Ann and husband Lloyd Griffith, Terry Lynn and
husband Terry Holt, Donna Hammack, Clay Davis, Andrew Davis, Dr.
Jonathan Davis, and Susanne and husband Michael Garza; ten
Tanya, Tami, Jennifer, Sonny, James, Daniel, Candice, Michelle, and
Kyle; and nine great-great grandchildren.
was the last of her generation and was predeceased by her siblings:
Ruth Marion, Beulah Baird, J.H. Medlin, Elbert Medlin and Annis B.
Hollis, and cousin: Jo
Dorsey. Her husband of
almost 63 years, George Davis, also precedes her in death.
services will be at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 am
Wednesday, August 25, 2010, officiated by Rev. Rod Peacock and
assisted by Rev. John Wade. Interment will follow at Kermit
Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor
Doreen Hester, age 77, of Kerrville, TX passed
away on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Kerrville. Doreen was born on
November 29, 1932 in Manchester, England to Thomas and Elsie
Prior to moving to the U.S. Doreen
worked for “Rolls Royce” during WWII.
Doreen married the love of her life, Rex
Hester, on April 18, 1954 in Hobbs, NM. She was a member of the
Pink Ladies of Jal, NM. Doreen and Rex raised their family in Jal.
Rex was a project Engineer for El Paso Natural Gas Company.
After retiring from El Paso, Doreen and Rex moved to Kerrville.
Doreen was a marvelous mother and wife. She brought smiles and
laughter to everyone she met and will be missed by all that knew
Those left to cherish her memory are her son:
Mark Hester and wife Teresa of Elk City, OK; three daughters: Kay
Batchelor and husband Mike of Kerrville, Joy Akins and husband
Jimmy of Bandera, and Dawn Hester of Kerrville; nine grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Rex
Hester, her parents: Thomas and Elsie Ince, and one sister: Sadie
Graveside services will be held at 10 am on
Friday, August 27, 2010 at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX. Services
are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Lois May Wright
Lois May Wright, of Wink, passed from this
life on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the age of 92. She
was born in Florence, TX on December 22, 1917 to Robert Roy
Rutledge and Ruby (Folks) Rutledge. She married Leonard
Allen Wright in Cisco, TX on November 22, 1936. She was a
member of First Baptist Church of Wink.
Lois loved the great outdoors and enjoyed
camping and other outdoor activities. She was a talented
career woman who wore many hats. She was a nurse for 20
years, a cook in the Wink schools for 20 years, and a Wink
Constable for many years. Her pride and joy, however, were
her children and grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory are four
sons: Wade Wright and wife Janice of Crane, Joe Wright and
wife Sue of Mossy Rock, WA, and Loyd Wright and wife Elizabeth
and Russ Wright and wife Laurenda, all of Odessa; one daughter:
Terri Wright of Mossy Rock; three sisters: Oma Button of
Golden, MO, Frances Clark of Kermit, and Joy Dillard of Cross
Plains; fifteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents:
Robert and Ruby Rutledge; husband: L. A. Wright;
five brothers: Alfred, Leonard, Elwood, Ernest, and Lee
Rutledge; one sister: Edna Zellars; and her son:
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, August 28, 2010 at
First Baptist Church of Wink, officiated by Bro. Richard Ray.
Pallbearers will include: Spencer Carrasco, Mason Carrasco,
Ethan Carrasco, Kyle Wright, Blaine Wright, Jason Ridgeway,
Bailey Wright, and Marisa Wright. The men of First Baptist
Church of Wink are honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow
funeral services at Kermit Cemetery. Services are entrusted to
Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Bettye Muriel Price
Bettye Muriel Price, age
80, passed away on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 in Whitesboro, TX.
She was born in Brownfield on April 17, 1930 to Muriel and Edith
(Drake) Riley. She married Aubrey Dean Price on October 27, 1947 and
they shared 58 years together before he preceded her in death in
2004. She lived in Pyote, TX for 50 years.
Bettye was a very hard working mother.
Her passions were her children and grandchildren. She was very
family oriented and love getting everyone together for family
gatherings especially on the holidays. Bettye took great pride
in her children and celebrated their many accomplishments.
Bettye is survived by her three sons:
Tracy Price and wife Lisa of Spring; Travis Price and wife Jenny of
Boerne; Torrey Price and wife Tonya of Collinsville; one daughter:
Deana Williams and husband Vernon of Odessa; one brother: R. J.
Riley of California; one sister: Vivian Shriver and husband
John of Georgia; eleven grandchildren: Stefanie Price and
fiancÚ Nick Wurtz, Mallory Price, Hobbs Price, Rusty Price, Taylen
Price, Trace Price, Donna Watson, Jamie Keese, Kathy Millsap, Shane
Beeler, and Sean Beeler; and twelve great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband:
Aubrey Dean Price; her parents Muriel and Edith Riley; one sister:
Sue Patterson; and one daughter: Jackie Beeler.
Graveside services to honor her memory will be 9:00 am Friday,
September 03, 2010 at Pyote Cemetery, officiated by Brother Dudley
Mullins. Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor
Catherine Jean Garratt
Catherine Jean Garratt, age 54, passed away
on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at her home in Wink, TX.
She was born in Springdale, Ark. on November 25, 1955 to
Lawerance H. Fuqua Jr. and Elsie Irene (Grubbs) Fuqua.
She married her love, Bill Garratt, on April 2, 1976 in Wink and
they spent 34 years together.
Cathy was a person who was full of life.
She always had a smile on her face and was a person who loved
life to the fullest. Cathy was known around Wink for her
holiday yard decorations and her numerous pet turtles.
Cathy is survived by her husband: Bill
Garratt of Wink; her father: Lawerance H. Fuqua Jr. of
Woodson, TX; her mother: Elsie Grubbs Fuqua of Rogers,
Ark; son: Cody Garratt of Wink; daughter: Shannon
Rae Garratt Pack and husband Cody of Knox City, TX; brothers:
Raymond Fuqua and wife Rosa of Wink, and Jerry Fuqua and wife
Denise of Sweetwater, TX; and two grandchildren: Ambry
Pack and Koda Pack.
She was preceded in death by her sister:
Linda Pipkin; and her grandparents: Lawerance Sr. and Mary Fuqua
and Arlo and Bessie Grubbs.
Memorial services will be held at a later
date. Services are entrusted to Family Services Funeral
Parlor of Kermit and online condolences may be sent at
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
donations be made to the Hope House, 2100 W. Tennessee Ave,
Carlota Prieto Quiroz|
Carlota Prieto Quiroz,
age 85, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in Kermit. She was
born Tuesday, March 16, 1925 in Rancho: San Diego, Chihuahua, Mexico
to Manuel and Antonia (Fernandez) Prieto.
Those left behind to cherish her memory include
her husband: Bonifasio Quiroz of Kermit; six sons: Gustavo (Gus)
Quiroz and wife Margarita of Alverado, TX; Espiridion Quiroz and
wife Hilda of Ojinaga, MX; Rojelio Quiroz and wife Ortensia of
Kermit; Elias Quiroz and wife Lupe of Kermit; Carlos Quiroz and wife
Karen of Monahans; and Oscar Quiroz and wife Elva of Kermit; four
daughters: Elida Juarez and husband Jose of Kermit; Amparo Martinez
and husband Jesus of Kermit; Alicia Santana and husband David of
Durango, MX and Elsa Berzoza and husband Raymundo of Kermit; three
brothers: Alfonzo Prieto and wife Maria of Cohauila, MX; Alejandro
Prieto and wife Socorro of Ojinaga, MX and Juan Manuel Prieto of OK;
sister: Luz Rodriquez of Ojinaga, MX; thirty six grandchildren and
fifty four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents:
Manuel and Antonia (Fernandez) Prieto; son: Javier Quiroz and
daughter: Anna Maria Quiroz.
Pallbearers will be: Carlos Quiroz Jr., Oscar
Quiroz Jr., Homero Quiroz, Jaime Quiroz, Edgar Quiroz, Joel Humberto
Martinez, Arnaldo Juarez and Samuel Santana.
Services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September
18, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor
David Santana. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
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