Family Services Funeral
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
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.
Margaret Elizabeth Bryant|
Margaret Elizabeth Bryant, 82 of Kermit passed away peacefully on
July 19, 2017. She was
born to the late Edward and Mary Frances Williams on October 10,
1934 of Kossee, Texas.
Margaret married the love of her life, Willie B. Bryant in October
1954 and made a decision to move to Kermit, Texas.
Margaret and Willie have seven surviving children; Barbara
Ann (Jack), Melvin (Thalia), Sandra Kay (Thomas), Kerivin Deon
(Demetra), Malcolmn Scott, Glynis Monet and Devalon Bryant (Tamara).
Robert Lee, Stanley Lee and Kirklyn Darrell (JoAnne) preceded
her in death.
Margaret is survived by her husband, children, seven grandchildren
(Dustin, Di’Jon, Mycheal, Bryant, Taylor, Xavier and Jerzie), her
sister (Ola Marie), special cousins (Clevan and Wyndel Williams) and
a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. –
5:00 p.m. at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit. Funeral
Services will be held 10:00 a.m. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church
in Kermit with burial at Kermit Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Kathryn (Peggy) Jean Hunter, age 90, of
Lubbock, formerly of Kermit, passed from this life in Lubbock, Texas
on July 29, 2017. She
was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on December 14, 1926 to Bertha and
Walter Kimbrough. She was an only child. Peggy attended school in
Electra, Texas. In
October of 1945, she traveled by train from Marshall, Texas to New
Jersey to reunite with her high school sweetheart, Weldon Hunter.
He was serving in the US Navy in WW II at the time.
They married in Asbury Park, New Jersey on October 30, 1945.
At the end of the war, they returned to Electra, but moved to
Kermit, Texas in mid-1947 with their infant daughter, Welda.
They lived in Kermit until 1995 and then moved to Lubbock,
While in Kermit, Peggy worked as a legal
secretary for Judge Hair.
She also worked as a receptionist for Dr. Joe Heath and Dr. A
R Howard. Her final job
in Kermit was as a bookkeeper for Leatherwood Drilling.
She continued to keep books for Paul Leatherwood even after
moving to Lubbock. She
retired completely at the age of 80.
Peggy was an active member of the Desert Club,
Kermit Saddle Club, Eastern Star, Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose
Lodge, Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary of Scottish
Rite, and a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi.
She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, reading, and crossword
puzzles. In 1980, she
discovered she had a talent for painting.
She painted on glass and with oils.
Peggy painted primarily western scenes, florals, and animals,
which she proudly shared with family and friends.
She also had a great love and passion for her grandchildren
and took every opportunity to attend all of their activities, always
with camera in hand.
Peggy is survived by her daughter, Welda
(Hunter)Bates of Midland, and son, Dr. Danny Hunter and wife, Robin
of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Ryan Bates of Midland, Jason Hunter
and wife, Aly of Lubbock, Eric Hunter of Lubbock, and Briana Hunter
and fiancÚ, Hunter King of Lubbock; 2 great grandchildren of
Midland, Ryleigh and Brylan Bates.
She also leaves behind special friends and caregivers, Mable
Herby, Rita Geyer, Brenda Flynn, and Elli Stevens, all of Lubbock.
These ladies went above and beyond to love and care for
Peggy. The family also
thanks PA Micha Lust, Calvert Home Health, and Hospice of Lubbock
for the excellent care they provided.
Peggy is predeceased by her parents and her
husband of 60 years.
Viewing will be 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Saturday,
August 5, 2017 at Family Services Funeral Chapel.
The family will be receiving visitors from 11:00 - 12:00
Saturday, August 5, 2017
at Family Services Funeral Parlor, 911 Tommy Thompson,
Kermit, TX, 79745.
Graveside services will be held at the Kermit Cemetery, West
Highway 302, on Saturday, August 5, at 1:00 PM.
Services are under the direction of Family Services Funeral
Parlor. Dudley Mullins
will officiate. In lieu
of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the charity of
Helen Hatchett Gainer
Helen Hatchett Gainer, age 89, a born again
Baptist, went to be with her Lord on August 4, 2017, after a lengthy
She was born in Lubbock,
TX on April 20, 1928 to Lester Preston Hatchett and Fannie Belle
Helen married James Gainer on February
14, 1947, and they celebrated 40 years together before his death in
Helen was a nurse at Methodist
Hospital in Lubbock for over 40 years, she then moved to Kermit in
1989, after the passing of her husband.
Helen loved driving her big Cadillac
on long adventures.
Family was very important to her they
gave her the special nickname of "Nano".
She was a devoted grandmother,
great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother.
Helen delighted in spoiling her
Her greatest joy was watching her 2
great-granddaughters until they started school and then being the
"Chauffeur" as she picked them up in
her White Caddy and caring for them.
She was all about Family.
Each Sunday five generations of her
family in Kermit had dinner together. Helen always said the prayer
which ended with the entire family chiming in on the last phrase,
"and take us to Heaven when we DIE!"
She is survived by her
Susan Anderson of Kermit, TX, and
Janis Bartlett of Lubbock, TX;
Christina Magee, Jennifer Raney, and
David Ross Gainer; great-grandchildren:
Kaecye, Kadye, Kayla, Jonathan,
Kimberly, Krystina, Jamie, Michael, Calaya, Zachary, Christopher,
Jaden and Madison; great-great-grandchildren; Emma, Grayson,
Krysilly, Raleigh, and Shawna; brothers:
Bill Hatchett and wife Twila, Carlton
Hatchett, and Jim Hatchett and wife Sherry; and sister:
Helen was preceded in
death by her husband:
James Gainer; parents: Lester and
Fannie Hatchett, son:
David P. Gainer, and grandson: Shawn
Funeral services will be
held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Sanders Funeral Home in
Interment will follow at Lubbock
Arrangements are under the supervision
Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
Armando Fierro Gutierrez
Armando Fierro Gutierrez, age 76, of
Andrews, TX, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on
Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
He was born April 1, 1941 in Sanderson, TX to Matias
Collins and Isidra (Fierro) Gutierrez. Armando married Mary
(Nave) Gutierrez on December 30, 1966 and they celebrated 50
"Porky" as he was known to his friends and
family was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Armando was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
He loved all kinds of music, especially playing the
guitar. Often he
could be found working on his hobby as a carpenter or playing
pool at a champion skill level.
Armando's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his
pride and joy. He was a hard working man and a wonderful father
and will be missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by his wife:
Mary Nave Gutierrez of Andrews, TX; son: David Armando
Gutierrez and wife Christina of Odessa, TX; daughters:
Deanna Kay Anaya of Austin, TX, Amanda McCane and husband
Tommy of Andrews, TX, Leesa and husband Michael Hernandez of
Andrews, TX, and Rosie Gutierrez of Andrews, TX; brother:
Matias "Matt" Gutierrez and wife Margie of Warner Robins,
GA; sister: Gloria
Garza and husband Leonciro of Andrews, TX;fourteen
grandchildren: Bruce, Joel, Jacob, Cody, Brandon, Darius, Krys,
Krystle, Kassie, Scooter, Hopee, Claryssa, Alex, and
Marcella;and eighteen great-grand children.
He is preceded in death by his parents:
Matias and Isidra Gutierrez and his mother-in-law:
Frances P. Nave.
A Rosary is scheduled for 7:00 pm, Friday,
August 18, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
Andrews. A Memorial
Mass will be held 11:00 am,
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church in Andrews officiated by Father Joseph Ogbonna.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Armando's
name may be give to Home Hospice of Andrews 801 North Main,
Andrews, TX 79741
Arrangements are entrusted to Family
Services Funeral Parlor.
Alvesa Valles, age 76, of Jal, NM, passed away
Thursday, August 10, 2017.
She was born July 4, 1941 in Ft. Stockton, TX to Secundino
and Ygnacia (Munoz) Calderon. Alvesa married Genaro Valles on
September 8, 1963 and they celebrated 48 wonderful years together
before his death in 2012.
Alvesa was known to friends and family as
“Bessie.” She was a great cook, and loved her grandchildren dearly.
Her children where the apple of her eye, “her saints” she would say.
Bessie was very strong in her faith and a member of the St. Cecilia
Catholic Church for many years. She gave her heart and soul to her
family and cared for her husband through many years of illness.
Bessie was a strong and humble woman and will be missed by all who
She is survived by her two sons: Rick Valles and
wife Mary Helen of Jal, NM and Jerry Valles and wife Maylen of Ft.
Stockton, TX; four daughters: Isabel Valles of Abilene, TX, Sonia
Gonzales and husband Michael of Las Cruces, NM, Tanya Torres and
husband George Campos of Hobbs, NM, and Mary Lou Liges of Hobbs, NM;
one brother: Sam Calderon and wife Jesse of Ft. Stockton, TX;
fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Genaro
Valles; parents: Secundino and Ygnacia Calderon; two sisters; and
A Rosary will be held starting at 6:00 pm (MST),
Friday, August 11, 2017 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Jal, NM.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am (MST), Saturday,
August 12, 2017 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Jal, NM, with
Father Luis Lopez officiating. Interment will follow at the Jal
Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Pole Munoz, Juan Salazar,
Martin Salazar, and Johnny Dominguez.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Dyna Odilia Yount
Dyna Yount, age 56, of Kermit, TX, passed away
on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
She was born March 28, 1961 in Alpine, TX to Louis and Carmen
(Espinoza) Rodriguez. Dyna married Barry Yount on July 4, 1986 and
they celebrated 30 wonderful years together.
Dyna was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic
Church, and loved the Lord. She was the most loving and selfless
person her family and friends knew. Dyna was always laughing, and
loved making others laugh. She enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, and
listening to rock n’ roll. Dyna loved her grandchildren, her
granddaughter Noel always called her “Tupoc”, and she was known as
“gammy” to her other grandchildren, her family would say “she was
their sunshine”. Dyna was everyone’s friend and always kept people
in her life. She was very “opinionated” as her family would say, but
always gave 100% “because there is no such thing as110%” she would
say. Dyna was an amazing soul and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband: Barry Yount of
Kermit; three sons: Michael Rodriguez and wife Leslie of Schertz,
TX, Nicholas Stockton and wife Stephanie of Odessa, TX and Luke
Yount of Kermit; one daughter: Kayleigh Yount of Wink; two brothers:
Joe Louis Rodriguez and wife Lupe of Carlsbad, NM and Noel Rodriguez
and wife Terry of Lockhart, TX; two sisters: Darla Rodriguez Rivera
of Kermit and Delpha Rodriguez Molinar and husband Ruben of Alpine,
TX; and four grandchildren: Noel, Andrea, Adelyn, and Abigail.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Louis
and Carmen Rodriguez.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm,
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kermit,
TX, with Father Mark Salas officiating. Interment will follow at
Pallbearers will include: Nathan Rivera, Mason Rivera, Jody
Rodriguez, Anthony Delacerda, Eric Rodriguez, and Eric Titsworth.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ramsie Lujan, Angel Lujan, and Bobby
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Shauna Lee Roach Green
Shauna Green, age 54, of
Kermit, TX, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in
She was born in Jasper, TX on August
10, 1963 to Jackson Roach and Sally (Mays) Kelly. Shauna married Jim
Bob Green on January 23, 2004 in Chaves County, NM, and they
celebrated 13 wonderful years together.
Shauna was always very full of laughter. She
loved everyone and everyone was a friend to her. Shauna had a huge
heart, and a great love for animals. She was always willing to help
anything in need and was active in animal rescue. Shauna was a
Registered Nurse for many years, and worked in several different
hospitals. She loved being a nurse and would say “this is not my
job, it’s my life”. She was a Leo, and her husband would say she was
“a very free spirit and un-trainable”. Shauna had a very special
place in her heart for her two dogs, Tazz and Izzy, and for her
grandchildren. She was a very strong and much loved person and will
be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband: Jim Bob Green of
Kermit; mother: Sara Kelly of Tyler, TX; sister: Rebecca Johnson of
Rockport, TX; four grandchildren: Colton, Makinze, Slade, and
Kayleigh; and two dogs; Tazz and Izzy.
She was preceded in death by her father: Jackson
Roach, and one brother: Walt.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm,
Friday, August 18, 2017 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with
Bother Daniel Johnson officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will
include: Tazz and Izzy.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in
Shauna’s name to any animal shelter or rescue group.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services
Manuela Mendez & Angel Chavez
Nena” Mendez and Angel Meraz Chavez passed away together on the
morning of August 18, 2017. "Mama Nena" as she is known by her
family, was born to Juan and Maria Rubio on June 15, 1938 in
Presidio, TX. Angel was born to Maclovio and Fancisca Chavez on
April 14, 1942 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Angel and Mama Nena
were partners for over 22 years.
Mama Nena lived in Kermit, TX for 53 years. In
that time, she worked in the cafeteria at Kermit High School and as
a House Nanny to Bob and Barbara Trenchard. She loved singing in
the St. Joseph’s Choir, talking chisme with her friends over
coffee, and caring for her beloved parakeets and cockatiels. Of
course, her greatest joy was found in her family. When she wasn't
bragging about her daughters, grandchildren, or
great-grandchild to her friends, she was instilling into
them what it means to have the heart of a servant, how to cook a
mean chilÚ verde, and how to live life to its fullest.
Angel was a tinkerer and jokester with a soft
spot for stray animals. He was know by all as a
hard worker, and worked with Longhorn Drilling until
retirement. As a young man, he loved camping and fishing, and when
he wasn't doing that, you’d more than likely find him tinkering
with a new machine he’d unearthed while he was out and about. Much
like Mama Nena, he loved his family dearly. There wasn't a birthday
or holiday that passed in which he didn't call his family to send
love their way.
The two met
while walking around the track at Purple Sage Elementary in Kermit,
and although they met later in life, their relationship began
seamlessly. Together they cut many rugs dancing to cumbia, worked
tirelessly in their yard, attended church, barbecued with friends,
and spent time shopping at JC Penney. Their most notable quality as
a couple was their mutual love of family. It didn't matter whose
side of the family was over for a visit, they always left with full
stomachs and smiles on their faces.
Mama Nena is survived by daughters: Rachel
Lechuga and husband Dion of Odessa, TX, Carmen Mason and partner
Patrick Green of Canyon Lake, TX, and Karime Maledon of Odessa, TX;
nephew: Oscar Hernandez and wife Linda; nieces and nephew: Isla,
Brysa, Vania, Oscar Pablo, and Alesi; grandchildren: Jordan,
Jesika, Ashley, Gabriela, Bailey, and Cody; and great-grandchild:
Mama Nena is
preceded in death by her parents: Juan and Maria Rubio; and
husband: Ambrosio “Bocho” Mendez.
Angel is survived by sons: Luis Chavez of
Kermit, TX, and
Francisco Chavez and wife Renea of Garland, TX; daughters: Lorena
Arguijo and partner Glenn Hinckley of Flower Mount, TX, Sonia
Berzoza and husband Sammy of Gardendale, TX, and Ana Johnson of
Sachse, TX; brother: Ed Chavez of Levelland, TX; sister: Modesta
Cantu of Levelland, TX;
grandchildren: Stephanie, Sarah, Sydney, Isabel, Sammy Ryan,
Matthew, Derek, Taylor, Samantha, John, Lainey, Ariel, Angelina,
and Alyssa; and 8 great-grandchildren.
preceded in death by parents: Maclovio and Fransica Chavez; and
son: Jose Angel Chavez.
A combined Rosary will be held at 8:00 PM on
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Kermit, TX. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM
on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, also to be held at the St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Kermit, TX. Burial will follow at the Kermit
Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mama Nena will include:
Cody Ray Maledon, Pablo Hernandez, Patrick Green, Oscar
Hernandez, Billy Smith, and Brance Davis. Pallbearers for Angel
will include: Cody Ray Maledon, Taylor Johnson, Francisco Chavez,
Sammy Ryan Berzoza, Matthew Berzoza, and Luis Chavez. Honorary
Pallbearers for Mama Nena will include: Arturo Abila, and Jordan
Ray Mason. Honorary Pallbearers for Angel will include: Sammy
Berzoza, Derek Johnson, and John Jones.
are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Homer Ruffus Bryant
Homer Bryant, age 83, of Kermit, TX, passed
away Monday, August 28, 2017 in Kermit. He was born December 10,
1933 in Stanton, TX to Joseph and Lottie (MacMurry) Bryant.
Homer was a member of the Belvue Baptist
Church for many years. He was a hardworking man, and enjoyed
fishing, bowling, farming, and camping. Homer lived a long life and
will be missed by his friends and family.
He is survived by his sister in-law: Joyce
Bryant of Odessa, TX and numerous nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Joseph
and Lottie Bryant; four brothers: Buck, Joe, Eddie, and Ross; and
four sisters: Pauline, Alline, Lois, and Gracie Mae.
Graveside Services will be 10:00 am, Thursday,
August 31, 2017 at the Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX with Mike
Bryant officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Jack Burns,
Bill Bell, and Jim Watson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in
Homer’s name to the Belvue Baptist Church, 1101 S Poplar St,
Kermit, TX 79745.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services