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Obituaries 2017
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JOSEPH MCMANES 

Joseph Lowell McManes "Joe Mac"

Joseph L. McManes, age 57, of Jal, NM passed from this life on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Lubbock, TX surrounded by his family and friends.  He was born in Cleveland, OH on March 6, 1960 to Lowell James and Dorothy Louise (Greenfield ) McManes. He married Paula (Motes) McManes July 24, 1987 and they celebrated 29 wonderful years together. 

Joseph was known to his friends and family as "Joe Mac".  He grew up in Durant, OK and moved to Jal, NM in 1978, graduating from Jal High School in 1979.  Joe Mac had many hobbies.  He enjoyed building and racing cars on the dirt track, riding motorcycles, working in his yard, golfing, fishing and camping. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan (to his daughter’s dismay). He also loved to watch NASCAR and remodel his home. He was a devoted family man and loved to spend his time with them.  Joseph was also the founder and president of the Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) New Mexico Chapter.     

He is survived by his love: Paula McManes of Jal; son: Joseph Michael McManes and wife Angel of Jal; daughter: Amanda Watson and husband Curtis of Jal; and five grandchildren: Austyn, Erykah, Lyndzee, Emmy and MacKayla.  

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Lowell and Dorothy McManes.

Funeral Services will be held at the 1st Assembly of God in Jal, NM on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm MST with Pastor Jessica Tyree officiating. Interment will follow at the Jal Cooper Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Mark Wolf, Thomas Wood, Don Harmon, Charles Motes, Curtis Watson, and Aubrey Watson. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Reed Fisher, Jim Sayer, and Larry Motes. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joseph's name to the Histiocytosis Association, Inc. 332 N. Broadway Pitman, NJ. 08071, or BACA International http://bacaworld.org

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Evie I Hoover
Evie Iscott Hoover

Evie Iscott Hoover, age 100, gave her last breath on May 14, 2017 in Weatherford, TX in the accompaniment of her loving family as she transitioned to her rightful place in Heaven with our Heavenly Father.

Evie was born in Idabel, OK to her parents: Arthur and Martha Sharp on May 8, 1917.   She married William John Hoover on September 16, 1933 and they shared 36 years together before his death in 1969.  She was a long-time resident of Kermit for over 53 years, and later moved to Weatherford to be closer to her family.  Evie retired from the Winkler County Hospital as a thirteen-year employee. 

Evie was a beloved wife and a loving mother that demonstrated her generosity and love to her children including the care for others.  God blessed her with six children:  Melvin Hoover (deceased), Betty Brown, Billy Hoover and wife Shirley, Geraldine Arnold and husband Dalton, Mike Hoover and wife Marilyn, and Cathy Weaver and husband Tim along with twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 am Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Family Services Funeral Chapel officiated by Tim Weaver. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.   Pallbearers will be her grandsons. 

The loving family of Evie Hoover expresses their sincere thanks to the many friends and family that have expressed and demonstrated their loving care to Evie.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Glynda S Coleman

Glynda Suzanne Coleman

Glynda Coleman, age 47, of Kermit, TX, passed from this life on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Kermit, surrounded by her family.  She was born in San Angelo on May 25, 1969 to Morris and Glenice (Walker) Flora. Glynda married Mark Coleman on October 27, 1988 in Pecos, TX and they celebrated 28 wonderful years together. 

Glynda was said to be the best wrecker driver around. Her family says from the moment she stepped foot in a wrecker, she drove it like a pro. She was a super daughter-in-law and loved doing wood burning and crafts. Glynda loved to draw and spend time with her family. She was a loving mother and faithful wife for many years and will be dearly missed.       

She is survived by her husband: Mark Coleman of Kermit; two daughters: Marissa Coleman and Mari Coleman, both of Kermit; three brothers: Sammy Flora of Kermit, Bug Flora of Kermit, and Ricky Flora and wife Carolyn of Carlsbad, TX; sister: Darla Skeen of Kermit; and three grandchildren: Kylee, Joe, and Suzie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Glenice Flora.

Graveside Services will be 10:00 am, Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Psalm 23 Cemetery in the Perry Addition.  Pallbearers will include:  Paul Putnam, Lynell Putnam, Justin "Ross" Barnett and "Mushroom"  aka Robert Hill, Mark Coleman and Bobby J. Brooks.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Beth Westfall 2017
Beth Westfall

Beth Westfall, age 94, of Kermit, TX, passed from this life on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Midland, surrounded by her family.  She was born in Strawn, TX on April 28, 1923 to Joseph and Clara (Brown) Waits. Beth married Howard Westfall on April 9, 1950, and they celebrated 50 wonderful years together before his passing in December of 2000. 

Beth was a member of the Community Church in Kermit. She loved playing bridge, card games and board games. She also enjoyed working in her garden. Beth was a member of the Kermit Garden Club, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She had a passion for collecting antiques and cooking competitions and was also an animal lover.  She and will be missed by many.  

She is survived by her two sons: Howard “Bronc” Westfall and wife Cindy of Midland, TX and Rodney Kover and wife Diana of Las Cruces, NM; daughter: Shelia Willhelm and husband Chucky of Kermit, TX; three grandchildren: Kristin Campbell and special friend Ben, Page (Clark) Tekbicak and husband Furkan, and Phillip Campbell and wife Brittany; and two great-grandchildren: Evan Tekbicak and Madeline Dye.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Howard Westfall; father: Joseph Waits; mother: Clara Bryan and husband Horace; brother: Bart Waits; and granddaughter: Linda Kovar.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Kermit Cemetery with Ed Simmons officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Randy Neal, Thomas Garden, and Alan Haley.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Jonatan Palacios

Jonatan Palacios Quezada

Jonatan Palacios, age 32, of Kermit, TX, passed from this Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Odessa, TX. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on January 9, 1985 to Bernardino Palacios and Sandra Quezada.  He was a member of the Centro De Fe Church.

Jonatan was a gamer; he loved to play video games. He was a hardworker and had a great sense of humor.  Jonatan loved his family very much and was always giving everyone huge bear hugs. He loved food and was a huge Denver Broncos fan. He was loved and will be missed by many. 

He is survived by his parents: Bernardino Palacios and Sandra Quezada of Kermit; grandmother: Maria Martinez of Kermit; son: Jonatan Palacios Jr. of Denver, CO; and two sisters: Rocio Palacios and husband Edwardo Rodriguez of Mexico, and Carolina Palacios of Denver, CO.

A Funeral Service is scheduled for 10:00 am Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Centro De Fe Church in Kermit, officiated by Ramiro Anaya. Pallbearers will include: Brayan Carrasco,  Brandon Carrasco, Saul Prieto, Jesus Villagran, Jesus Nunez, Miguel Urquidi, Arnold Quiroz, and Orlando Quiroz. Burial will follow at the Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Gerry Mack Gregg

Gerry Mack Gregg 

Gerry Mack Gregg, of Midlothian, TX died June 6, 2017, at the age of 75. Gerry was born January 10, 1942, in Eastland County, Texas to Youtha Milford and Mack Gregg. He graduated from Kermit High School in 1960 and attended Texas Tech University. While attending Kermit High School, Gerry was active in football, baseball, basketball, and Student Council. He met the love of his life, Anita Holmans in high school and they married on June 5, 1965, also in Kermit, TX. He was a Baptist and was baptized in the First Baptist Church, Kermit when he was 11 years old.

Gerry was a long time employee in the oil and gas industry and was retired from Western Gas Resources. He was a little league coach and scoutmaster for the Boy Scout Troop in Miami, TX. He loved hunting, fishing, the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. He also loved all things Texas Tech. But most of all, Gerry loved his wife Anita and his family. He will always be remembered for his humor and antics, specifically making faces during any photo opportunity. He had a wonderful smile and even through the last difficult stages of his life, his jokes and smile were a constant.

Gerry is predeceased by his parents Mack and Youtha Gregg. He is survived by his wife: Anita Holmans Gregg; son: Cody Gregg and wife Kristina of McAllen, TX; daughter: Kimberly Flores and husband Steven of Mansfield, TX; grandson: Andrew Gregg of McAllen, TX; granddaughter: Hannah Gregg of Kerrville, TX; granddaughter: Isabel Flores of Mansfield, TX; sister: Cynthia Evans and husband Lance of San Angelo, TX; family friend: Jerry Bass and wife Martha of Del Rio, TX and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX officiated by Brother Dudley Mullins. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Donald Anderson, Darrin Anderson, Mark Henderson, Ryan Bass, Bradley Bass, Glenn Holmans, and Randy Wickham. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Kent Stevens (dec.) and Jerry Bass

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations are made to the Alzheimer’s Association or charity of choice. 

Cynthia Buscaglia

Cynthia Lee Buscaglia

 Cynthia Buscaglia, age 61, of Greenwood, TX, passed from this life Friday, June 16, 2017 in Big Spring, TX.  She was born in Big Spring, TX on August 11, 1955 to Roger and Mary (Ellinger) Williams.   Cynthia was an animal lover. She enjoyed reading and drawing. Cynthia was a mother to four amazing children who she loved dearly, and a grandmother of eleven. Cynthia was a free spirit and will be missed by those who loved her.  

She is survived by her three sons: Dominic Tenney and wife Lisa of Big Spring, TX, Jerimiah Lee of Greenwood, TX, and Jonathan Lee of Big Spring, TX; daughter: Dominique Lewis and husband RJ of Roby, TX; three brothers: Roger Williams and wife Vicki of Lubbock, TX, David Williams and wife Terri of Mineral Wells, TX, and Scott Williams and wife Kristi of Kermit, TX; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Roger and Mary Williams.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Family Services Funeral Chapel Brother Dudley Mullins officiating. 

In Lieu of flowers, a donation in Cynthia’s name can be made to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital,   501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Adam Westley Lara
Adam Westley Lara

Adam W. Lara, age 26, of Kermit, TX, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at his home in Kermit.  He was born in Odessa, TX on February 22, 1991 to Joe and Shawna (Shropshire) Lara.

Adam was an artist.  He loved to draw and design tattoos.  He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and could often be found swimming, fishing, or camping.  Adam was always busy, he loved keeping  physically active and lifting weights.

He is survived by his son: Alex Joseph Lara of Kermit, TX; two daughters:  Natalie Jasmine Lara of Jal, NM and Noey Jo Lara of Kermit, TX;  parents:  Joe and Shawna Lara of Kermit, TX; grandfather:  John Shropshire Sr. of Kermit, TX; sister:  Amanda Danielle Lara and husband Caleb Clifton of Midland, TX; three nieces:  Tori, Jay Cee, and McKenna.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents:  Phyllis Shropshire and Joe and Stephana Lara.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Glenda Mixon officiating.  Honorary Pallbearers will include: John Shropshire Jr., Adrian Lara, Jessie Lara, James Thomas Shropshire, Shannon Nelson, Joel Castillo, and Danny King.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Kristene Augusta

Kristene Augusta

Kristene Augusta, age 48, of Wink, TX, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her home in Wink.  She was born in West Frankfort, IL to Willis and Betty (Burton) King on December 5, 1968.

Kristene Augusta was a devoted mom, not only to her two boys, but also to the countless students whose lives she touched at Wink High School. As an English teacher, Librarian, and Student Council Sponsor, she had the opportunity to instill those values that were closest to her: faithfulness, understanding, compassion, and knowledge. Some of her best times were spent with her beloved StuCo Officers, whether at summer camps, workshops, or simply playing Spades during lunch.  She enjoyed road trips with family and friends, all things "Real Housewives", and arguing her beliefs. Much of her time was spent traveling from one sporting event to another, cheering on the Cats.  The two greatest loves of her life were undoubtedly her two sons: Eli and Joey. The love she felt for her boys could be seen with just one look. She never grew tired of supporting them in all their athletic pursuits, even the ones that she personally did not enjoy. Her advice to the boys was, “Take a shot!”  Kristene was fiercely loyal and loved deeply. Those who knew her best would sum up her life by asking, “Did we just become best friends?” The answer, in an instant, would be, “Yep.”

She is survived by her sons:  Eli Augusta of San Antonio, TX, and Joey Augusta of Wink, TX and their father Bobby Augusta of Odessa, TX; mother:   Betty King of Wink, TX;  sister:  Kathy Austin of Midland, TX;  nephews:  Ethan Austin and wife Mia Salcedo of Wink, TX, Kane Kolisek and wife Danielle of Crane, TX; great nieces and nephews:  Khloe Kolisek, Grayson Austin, Jorden Williams, and Elayana Austin.

Kristene was preceded in death by her father Willis Baker King.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Andy M Adams
Andy Melvin Adams

Andy Melvin Adams, age 85, of Jal, NM died July 1, 2017, at his home.  Andy was born March 23, 1932, in Cleveland, OK, to Andy Baxter and Sarah Mae (Hattenhaur) Adams.  Andy married Cora Lee Ponder on April 27, 1950 in Ardmore, OK and they had celebrated 67 years together.

Andy was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jal.  He loved being outdoors hunting and fishing.  He was also a very active fan of football, basketball, and softball.  Andy was a hard working man who was able to retire in 1984 after working 32 years with El Paso.  He also spent many years working his own salvage business.

He is survived by his wife: Cora Adams of Jal, NM; sons:  Melvin (Dusty) Duaine Adams and wife Debbie of Robert Lee, TX, and James Andrew Adams of Jal, NM; daughters:  Deborah Lynne Smalley and husband Jim of Los Angeles, CA, and Lisa Gail Saplin and husband Steve of Satellite Beach, FL; sisters:  Betty Faye Lenert of Edmond, OK and Annie Alline Lyons and husband Sonny of Duncan, OK, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents:  Andy and Sarah Adams; brothers:  Donald H Adams and J.D. Adams; sister: Alice Marie Hayes; and two grandchildren:  Sherry Lynn Parsons and Wesley Madden.

A graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. MST, Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Jal Cemetery in Jal, NM officiated by Brother Alan Speed.  Honorary Pallbearers will include: Kyle Messmer and Eugene Immel.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations are made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  PO Box 1000 DEPT 142  Memphis, TN  38101-9908.

Luz Selman
Luz Maria Selman "BiBi" 

Luz Selman, age 79, of Kermit, TX, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  She was born May 26, 1938 in Presidio, TX to Alberto and Luz (Spencer) Armendariz. Luz married Joe Selman on October 23, 1953 and they spent 63 wonderful years together.

“BiBi” as she was known by her friends and family, was an active member of the St. Joseph and St. Thomas Catholic church. BiBi's faith was very important to her. She served in the church for many years and she was a member of the Marian Church Group. She loved to travel and play in the Casinos. BiBi had a very special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.     

She is survived by her husband: Joe Selman of Kermit; son: John Selman and wife Myrna of Kodiak, AK; three daughters: Kathryn Barriga and husband Ramon of Kermit; Rose Mary Cabezuela and husband Manuel of Monahans; and Elizabeth Acosta and husband Hector of Tucson, AZ; three brothers; six sisters; nine grandchildren: Sam, Adriana, Sergio, Ricardo, Enriko, Cesar, Jo, John Michael, and Jazlyn; and five great-grandchildren: Anisa, Alana, Anais, Angelina, and Alexis.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Alberto and Luz Armendariz, one brother, and one sister.

A Rosary will be held starting at 6:00 pm, Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 7, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit, TX, with Father Mark Salas officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include: Samuel Barriga, Jo Barriga, Sergio Cabezuela, Enriko Cabezuela, Ricardo Acosta, Cesar Acosta, and John Michael Selman.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Luz’s name can be made to the St. Joseph and St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.