Family Services Funeral
Augustin Bill Sr.
Augustin Bill Sr., age 80, of Kermit, passed
from this life on Monday, November 14, 2011 in Midland, TX.
He was born in Del Rio, Texas on April 1, 1931 to Elojio and
Andrea (Solis) Bill.
Augustin enjoyed hanging with his friends,
being outdoors, fishing, gardening, playing dominoes and
Those left to cherish his memory are two sons:
Roy Bill and wife Susie of Kermit and Augustin “Augie” Bill Jr.
and his wife Charlene of Eldorado, TX; three daughters: Emma Bill
Valdez and husband Luis of Midland, Betty Bill Skinner and husband
Bruce of Conway, AR and Andrea Bill Reyna and husband Alexandro of
Midland; eight grandchildren: Emily Monique Bill, Alejandra Sophia
Valdez, Daria Marie Skinner, Ziah Joseph Skinner, Gazby Maylene
Bill, Gabin Alejandro Reyna, Gabriel Andres Reyna and Michael
Anthony Bill Skinner and numerous nephews, nieces, family and
friends who will truly miss him.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Elbia
Carrasco Bill; his parents: Elojio and Andrea Bill; one brother:
George Bill Sr. and one sister: Elida Bill Orona.
Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Family
Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Friday,
November 18, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by
Father Richard Waiwood. Pallbearers will be Javier Orona, Mauricio
Orona, Martin Orona, Robert Bill, Michael Bill Skinner and Elijio
Orona. Honorary Pallbearers are Roy Bill and Augie Bill.
Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Arrangements are
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Donelle Edwards, age
78, of Kermit passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in
Odessa, Texas. She was born Wednesday, December 7, 1932 in
Rotan, Texas to Leonard and Verna Mae (Head) McCombs. She
married her love, Sherwood, in Rotan in 1952. They were blessed
with two children--a son, Scott and a daughter, Dawn.
Donelle and Sherwood
joined the First United Methodist Church of Kermit in1959.
She was a very active member of the church through the years and
served on many committees. Most recently she served on the
Pastor Parish committee, the Administrative Council, and the
Financial committee. A pillar of the community, Donelle
was a stern lady who was known to stand up for what she thought
was right. She was a past member of the Kermit Rotary
Club, the October Affair Board and the Kermit Chamber of
Commerce. She was a Medallion Home Hostess. Her favorite
pastimes were fishing, travelling and watching golf. If you
wanted to see her perk up or see her eyes sparkle, just mention
one of her grandsons. Maw Maw loved her boys, they were
the apples of her eye.
Those left behind to
cherish her memory are her son: Scott Edwards and his wife Lee
of Kermit; her daughter: Dawn Edwards and special friend Tobi
Ash of Midland; one brother: Devon McCombs and wife Sue of
Matagorda, Texas; six grandchildren: Tye and his wife Dani;
Trey; Ryan; Liberty and her husband, Bill; Jacob and his wife,
Ryan; and Victoria. Maw Maw had one great-grandchild: Weston.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November
26, 2011 at First United Methodist Church of Kermit, Texas. The
service will be officiated by Reverends Beth Harrington and John
Wade. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will
be: Tye Edwards, Trey Edwards, Ryan Edwards, Jacob Lentz, Bill
Neal and Sammy Cates. Honorary pallbearers will be: Lloyd
Hill, Olan Smith, Joe Max Walker and Vernon Wood.
In lieu of flowers
the family requests memorials to either the First United
Methodist Church of Kermit or Home Hospice of Odessa.
Leonardo V. Holguin
Leonardo V. Holguin, age 73, of Hobbs, NM passed from this life on
Sunday, December 4, 2011 in Hobbs, NM. He was born in Pecos,
TX, on November 06, 1938 to Narciso and Thomasa (Valenzuela)
Those left to cherish his memory are his sisters: Chris Pena of
Hobbs, NM and Delma Ramos of Jal, NM.
Rosary/Memorial Service will be 2 pm Friday, December 9, 2011 at
Family Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral arrangements are entrusted
to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Gonzalo Cano, age 77, of Kermit, passed from this life on Sunday,
December 11, 2011 in Kermit, TX. He was born in Ruidosa, Texas
on January 11, 1934 to Concepcion and Beatrice (Madrid) Cano. He
married his wife, Librada Escobedo, in Ft. Davis, Texas on September
19, 1959. He had resided in Kermit for the past 40 years and was a
member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He enjoyed traveling, camping
and carpentry. He retired from the Texas Department of
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Librada Cano of
Kermit, TX; one son: Gonzalo Cano Jr. and wife Amy of Kermit, TX;
two daughters: Martina Carrasco and husband Arturo of Midland, TX
and Aramita Marquez of Kermit, TX; three brothers: Pete Cano of
Marfa, TX, Andres Cano and wife Sylvia of Odessa, TX and Maurillio
Cano of Odessa, TX; three sisters: Adela Villanueva, Leonila Prieto
and Sandy Rios all of Odessa, TX; seven grandchildren and four
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Family
Services Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 pm Wednesday,
December 14, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by
Father John Lucido. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Marquez, Brandon Coony, Arturo Carrasco,
Gonzalo Cano Jr., Gary Walton and Jared Cano. Honorary Pallbearers
are Abel Quiroz, Concepcion Fuentes, Fred Tavarez, Pete Hinojos,
Adrian Lujan and Demetrio Pineda. Arrangements are entrusted to
Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Atherrilla (Mims) Solomon
Atherrilla Solomon, age
86, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011 in Kermit, TX. She was
born October 23, 1925 in Freestone County, TX to Orange and Mary
Atherrilla was a member of the faith
Missionary Baptist Church in Kermit, TX. She loved going to
church, singing in the choir and missionary work. She was a very
social person who never met a stranger and delighted in spending
time helping others. She enjoyed dancing and working in the
yard. She had a great since of humor and was a devoted mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a “Pink Lady”.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are
her sons: McQuester Solomon of Odessa, TX and Thomas Jefferson
Solomon of Kermit, TX; Three daughters: Jerrell Solomon of Kermit,
TX; Rilla J. Davis of Garland, TX and Schequita S. Upshaw and
husband Anthony of Mesquite, TX; one brother: Herod Mims and wife
Curtiss of Arlington, TX; two sisters: Idias Mims of Fairfield, TX
and Zephyr Johnson of Dallas, TX; twelve grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by her parents; two
brothers: Ben Mims and C.W. Mims; and two sisters: Lucille Jones
and Willie Branch.
There will be a viewing at Family Services
Funeral Parlor beginning at 8 am, Thursday, December 15, 2011
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday,
December 17, 2011 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in
Fairfield, TX. Interment will follow at New Zion Cemetery in
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Elizabeth Kay (Thorp) Jones, a valiant warrior
in the Lord’s army, went home to see her King late in the evening of
December 12, 2011. Liz was a good Christian wife, mother,
grandmother, sister and friend. She was born on February 10, 1958 in
Sweetwater, TX to Bud and Betty Thorp, both of whom she adored and
cherished. She grew up and went to school in Pecos, TX. She was a
lifetime member of 4th and Bois D’Arc Church of Christ in
Pecos, where she met and married the cowboy of her dreams, RC Jones,
on June 10, 1975. Liz will be remembered as a Proverbs 31 wife and a
mom who loved her children dearly and was dearly loved by them.
She was lovingly known as Mimi to her 4 grandchildren:
Wintana, Ivy, Zane and Lily. Liz was an amazing grandmother who
spoiled her grandkids at every available opportunity. She was at her
best when she was with these kids, whom she loved dearly. Friends
remember many early mornings spent chatting and walking through the
neighborhoods of Wink with Liz. Close family members recall Liz’s
gift for serving others. She always seemed to be the first to help
and the last to leave because she gave of herself so freely. Liz
attended Lubbock Christian College. She worked as the district and
county clerk in Loving County, TX after many years in banking in
Wink and Kermit TX. She also served Wink ISD on the school board for
Among the saints that have gone before her, Liz
joined her 2 grandsons, Cole Lee and Corbin Carrol Jones in
Paradise, where has likely already began the process of spoiling
them too. Liz leaves behind her husband and friend RC Jones of
Mentone, TX, her 2 sons; Buck Jones and his wife Renee of
Jourdanton, TX and Brandon Jones and his wife Holly of Whitesboro,
TX as well as one daughter, Shane Siebrandt and her husband Justin
of Ketchikan, Alaska. Liz is also survived by her parents,
sister Sandy Delgado and her husband Lincho of Hobbs, NM and 2
brothers, Lane Thorp of Hobbs, NM as well as Smokie Thorp and his
wife Lori of Midland, TX. She also had several nephews and nieces
plus more close friends than we can name.
The family would like to express its
appreciation to all the friends and family that lifted Liz in prayer
and showed their love during Liz’s battle with cancer.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday,
December 16, 2011 at the 4th and Bois D’Arc Church of
Christ in Pecos officiated by Brother Fred Dominguez.
Interment will follow at the Jones Family Cemetery on the ranch near
Mentone. Pallbearers will include: Buck Jones, Brandon
Jones, Michael Terry, Shane Baxter, Joe Ray Lyles, Scooter James and
Chris Thorp. Honorary Pallbearer will be Justin Siebrandt.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor in
Kermit. Online condolences may be sent at fs-fp.com.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to In
Search of the Lord's Way P.O. Box 371 Edmond, OK 73083
Jimmy Robert Webb Sr.
Jimmy Robert Webb Sr., age 68, passed away
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Odessa, TX. He was born November 7,
1943 in Hagerman, NM to Robert Oliver and Carmenettia (Robison)
Jimmy was a retired firefighter (30 + years)
and a member of the Texas State Firefighter Association. He began
his career at Texas New Mexico Power Company as a lineman and over a
36 year career reached the level of Regional Manger at his
retirement. He was a 30 + year member of both the Lions Club and the
Rotary Club. He loved going to auctions where he found many
treasures, working with wood, playing dominoes with his buddies and
drinking coffee. Jimmy’s heritage was important to him. He was
a proud Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and spent much time
researching his family genealogy.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his
son: Jimmy Webb Jr. and wife Amanda of Monteray, CA; two daughters:
Tammy Coleman and husband Allen of Odessa, TX and Shonda Dolloff and
husband Robert of Canyon, TX; one sister: Gladys Haygood and husband
David of Norwood, MO; and five grandchildren: Brianna, Brenden,
Tara, Wyatt and Michael.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert
and Carmenettia, brother: Dale Webb and very special friend: Judy
The family will receive friends at the funeral
home from 3 – 6 pm on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Services will be
2:00 pm Monday, December 19, 2011 at Family Services Funeral Chapel
in Kermit, TX with Brother Randy Bush officiating. Pallbearers will
be Members of the Kermit Volunteer Fire Department and the Rankin
Volunteer Fire Department. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jack
Snell, Tim Potter, Merle Hall, David Black, Ron Roberts and Bruce
Winn. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Kermit Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 262, Kermit, TX 79745 or
Rankin Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 602, Rankin, TX 79778 or the
American Kidney Fund 6110
Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010 Rockville, MD 20852.
Patricia Hewett Huntington
Patricia Hewett Huntington, age 84, of Jal, NM,
passed from this life on Saturday, December 17, 2011 in Odessa, TX.
She was born in Brock, OK on November 16, 1927 to Walter Harold
Williams and Myrtle Grace (Hallock) Williams
Patricia was a member of the First Baptist Church
in Jal, NM. She loved working with wood, arts and crafts, painting,
playing the piano and doing yard work. She was known for being a
Those left to cherish her memory are her son:
Johnny Lynn Hewett and wife Luana of Pagosa Springs, CO; and her
step-son: Mike Huntington and wife Joy of Decatur, TX; her
daughters: Sharian Clinton and husband Tom of Odessa, TX; Janet Sue
Bailey and husband Darrell of Deer Park, TX and step-daughter: Verna
Jinkins and husband Johnny of Carlsbad, NM; five grandchildren:
Scott Clinton and wife Ginger, Casey Savoie and husband Rusty; Wendy
Vyoral and husband Mike; Trevor Hewett and Douglas Bailey and wife
Christina; seven great-grandchildren: Garrett, Colten, Ty , Jacob,
Cade, James and Nicole; and one great-great-grandchild: Layden
She was preceded in death by two husbands: S.L.
Hewett and Vernon Huntington; her parents; two brothers: Edwin
Harold Williams and Gene Williams; and two sisters: Marian Finell
and Beth Mahler.
Memorial services will be 2:00 pm MST, Tuesday,
December 20, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Jal, NM. Burial
was privately held. Services will be officiated by Brother David
Fletcher. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Rusty Savoie, Trevor
Hewett, Douglas Bailey, Scott Clinton, Alvin Antley, Nolan Boyd,
Doyle Webb, Jerry McNeese, and Dave McFadden.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House, 903
North Sam Houston Ave. in Odessa, TX 79761, 432-580-0067.
Betty Jean Lancaster
Betty Jean Lancaster, age 79, passed from
this life on Thursday, December 29, 2011at her home in Jal, NM.
She was born in Brownwood, TX on April 23, 1932 to the late
Ollie James and Rebecca Jane (Bradley) Bennie. She married
Carrol Lancaster in Early, TX on January 27, 1951. They
raised two children and enjoyed almost 57 years of marriage
before separated by his death in December of 2007. She was
a devout Christian and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Mrs. Lancaster was a receptionist at Howard
Payne University. She was the first person you would speak
with if you called their main line, and for many years, she was
the “voice of Howard Payne”. She loved to sing, read, and
watch “The Price is Right”. Betty was a good hostess and a
really good cook. She lived for her family and loved them
more than anything. To three beloved grandchildren and
seven great-grandkids, she was their “Nannie B”.
Those left to cherish her memory are her
children: son, Rick Lancaster, of Pasadena, CA and
daughter, Vickie Sledge and husband Bill of Houston. She
is also survived by her sister: Jean Drury and husband
Wiley “Red” of Mangum, OK; three grandchildren: Rowdy
Fulfer and wife Bridgot and Cory Fulfer and wife Wendy, all of
Jal, and Bryan Sledge and wife Erica of Midland; and seven
great-grandchildren: K.C., Kimberlee, Alyssa, Chelsea,
Kolby, Cameron, and Suri.
In addition to her parents and husband, one
sister, June Turner, precedes her in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Calvary
Baptist Church in Jal at 2:00 pm MST, officiated by Brother Alan
Speed. Honorary pallbearers will be Red Drury, Jerry Don
Lancaster, Rowdy Fulfer, Cory Fulfer, Bryan Sledge, Bill Sledge,
and Rick Lancaster. Interment will be 2:00 pm Wednesday,
January 4, 2012 at Eastlawn Cemetery in Early, TX. Services are
entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
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