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Obituaries 2018
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Kristina "Krick" Cooper Youngblood

Kristina "Krick" Cooper Youngblood

Kristina "Krick" Cooper Youngblood died August 6, 2018 in Midland, Texas. She was born at home on a dry land cotton farm in Rotan, Texas to O.B. and Elma Cooper on August 11, 1924. The Cooper Family moved to Wink, Texas in 1929 where O.B. went to work in the oilfields. She was the youngest of 4 children: Ewell, Verle, Kelly B, and Krick. They all graduated from Wink High School. Krick married her high school sweetheart, Orval Lee Youngblood on October 29, 1942 and had 56 years together until his death in 1999. They were blessed with 2 sons: Terry Lee and Phillip Ewell. She retired from Winkler County after 28 years of service. She was a member of Fairmont Park Church of Christ.

The family preceding her in death were her husband: Orval Lee; her parents: O.B. and Elma Cooper; her brother: Ewell Cooper, 2 sisters: Verle Allen, and Kelly B Parks.

Those left to remember her are sons: Terry Lee and wife Linda, Phillip Ewell and wife Janie; grandchildren: Shane Youngblood and wife Jodie, Kristin Mathson and husband Scott, Melissa Willmon and husband Wayne, Shelly Ludwin and husband Randy; great-grandchildren: Jessica and husband Daegan, Jacob and wife Tiffany, Jacie, Shaye, Emily, Zackary, Ryan, Braxton, Ashley, Kasey, Brodie, and Addison; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Krick and Orval Lee will be interred together in the Kermit Cemetery under the direction of Family Services.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, August 10, 2018 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit with Bro. Roy Christopher officiating. Burial will follow at Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Ryan Raska, Wayne Willmon, Shane Youngblood, Jacob "Bubba" Youngblood, Scott Mathson, Zackary Daniel, and Daegan Arnold. Honorary pallbearer will be: Randy Ludwin.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army.

Heath Lane Morton
Heath Lane Morton

Heath Lane Morton, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born September 22, 1982 in Odessa, Texas to Raleigh and Terry (Bolf) Morton.

Heath loved the Lord and his family. He was a hard working man and always enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Heath was always up for a new adventure and loved to travel the world. He had a big heart and could always be found helping those who were in need. Heath was very loved and will be missed by many.

Heath is survived by his father: Raleigh Morton of Wink, TX; mother: Terry Morton of Wink, TX; grandmother: Shirley Bolf of Wink, TX; sisters: Lacy Morton of Wink, TX, Lara Thomas and husband Cody of Kermit, TX; nephews: Keaton Thomas and Klayton Thomas; Aunts and Uncles: Helen Voyles, Toby Morton, Allen Morton, Bob Bolf, Tracy Barton, and Curtis Bolf.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am, Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Wink Expo Building. Honorary Pallbearers will include all of his friends around the world.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Lealer Mae Gray
Lealer Mae Gray
Lealer Mae Gray, 90 of Kermit, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit. She was born September 15, 1927 in Marshall, TX to Leon and Nora Mae (Arnett) Crosby.

Lealer enjoyed cooking and eating, she loved to clean house and work in the yard. She worked for many years as a housekeeper for a number of families. She went to school in Marshall, TX. She was raised on a farm, where she helped her family chop cotton and pick peanuts, before moving to Kermit to be with her father. Lealer was a very personable woman and loved to talk on the phone. She was charismatic and funny. Her family would say “she was a comedian”. She lived her life to the fullest until she was unable to do so. Lealer was a giver all the way to the end; she had a full life and a full heart. Her family would say she was the focal point for the family but most importantly she was a woman of God. Lealer was loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Lealer is survived by her two sons: Curtis Eugene Gray of Dallas, TX.; and R.L. Lockeridge of Houston, TX.; five daughters: Betty Ross Smith and husband Charles of Richardson, TX.; Shirley Lockeridge of Houston, TX.; Wanda Crowder and husband Travis of Grand Prairie, TX.; Gloria Gray of Kermit, TX.; and Lenora Ponce of Arlington, TX.; ten grandchildren: Michael, Christopher, Craig, Ali, Shulanda, Adrias, Jonathan, Brian, Willie Earl, and Tessa; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Leon and Nora Mae Crosby; son: Willie Earl Lockeridge; husbands: Willie Lockeridge and Eugene Gray; two sisters: Lois Cooper; and Vertis Marie Cooper; and three brothers: R.Z. Crosby; Matthew Crosby; and K.C. Rosborough.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:22 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Family Service Funeral Chapel in Kermit with Brother Roy Christopher and Brother James Alexander officiating. Interment will be 12:00 pm Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Athens Cemetery in Hallsville, TX under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Berry Kilgore, Billy Thompson, William Pilkington, James Alexander, and Wally Jimenez.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Wanda Ragain 2018
Wanda Jean Ragain

Wanda Jean Ragain, age 72, passed away on August 16, 2018 at her home in Jal, NM. She was born in Dallas, TX on September 2, 1945 to Albert Dalton and Evaline (Miles) Kemp.  She married her love Leroy William Ragain in Stinnette, TX on April 1st, 1961 and they celebrated 57 years together.

Wanda was a member of the Eunice Lion’s Club and the Jal Club as well as part of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Golf Course. Wanda and Red were honored by the Jal Chamber of Commerce at the 2011 Pioneer Citizens of the Year. She was a very active woman who didn’t like to be told “no.” She loved to work on puzzles and travel. She worked as a postal worker for many years. Wanda was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and loved the Lord and her church. She led Bible studies, children's Sunday school and loved to fellowship and share meals.

Wanda is survived by her husband:  Leroy “Red” Ragain of Jal, NM; sons: Freddie Joe Ragain and Bill Regain, both of Jal, NM; brothers: Charlie Stean Kemp and wife Iona of Jal, NM and George Clifford Kemp and wife Paula of Kermit, TX;  grandchildren:  Nicole and husband Q, Savanna and husband Jesse, Parker, and Camille; and one great-grandchild: Whitley.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Albert and Evaline Kemp.

A memorial graveside service will be held 10:00 am MST, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Jal Cooper Cemetery in Jal, NM with Brother Alan Speed officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.