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Obituaries 2019
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Barry Glenn Warnick
Barry Glenn Warnick
Barry Glenn Warnick, age 70, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Kermit. Barry was born on August 11, 1949 to S.E. and Unita (Munn) Warnick in Kermit, TX. Barry married Crystal (Dishman) on September 4, 1980 in Kermit, TX and they celebrated 39 years together.

Barry was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church. He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his grandkids and was a fixture in the bleachers for all for their sporting events. Barry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and a good BBQ. He was a big Dallas Cowboy fan and loved talking trash about football with his son-in-law. One of Barry’s favorite pastimes was telling stories of his youth. Barry also had the tradition of ending his day with a coke and a smoke.

Barry is survived by his wife: Crystal Warnick of Kermit, TX.; daughters: Rebecca Taylor and husband Justin of Kermit, TX., Rachel Garcia and husband Jeremy of Kermit, TX.; son Justin Shane Warnick and wife Teresa of Greenwood, TX.; sister: Elaine Pilkington and husband William of Kermit, TX.; grandchildren: Kaitlin, Shalee, Jerek, Daisy, Bentley, Mercedez, Walter, John, Whitney and Ashley.

He was preceded in death by his parents: S.E. and Unita Warnick; and a son: T. J. Warnick.

A public visitation will be held at 12 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 25, 2019 and 8am to 8pm Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Family Service Funeral Parlor. A memorial service will follow on December 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Grace Temple Baptist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Genella Henderson 2019
Genella June Henderson

Genella June Henderson, age 79, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Wink, TX.  Genella was born on June 28, 1940 to Charlie Clay and Nola Myrtle (DeArman) Vinson in Callahan County, Texas.  Genella married Hardy Preston Henderson on June 15, 1955 in Snyder, TX and they celebrated 64 years together.

Genella was a Cub Scout leader and a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was a very family oriented person and loved her family dearly.  Genella will be greatly missed by her family.

Genella is survived by her husband:  Hardy Henderson of Wink, TX; sons: John Henderson and wife Joy of Wink, TX, and James Henderson and wife Monica of Sweetwater, TX; daughter: Jeri Hawkins and husband Troy of Brookville, IN; brothers: Edgar Vinson and spouse of Wichita Falls, TX and John Vinson and spouse of White Plains, MD; and sister: Olivia Douglas of Prescott, AZ.

Genella was preceded in death by her parents:  Charlie and Nola Vinson; and brothers: Bobby Vinson and Clay Vinson.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Service Funeral Parlor.

Nadene Hathorn 2019

Nadene Hathorn

Nadene Hathorn, age 85, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 in Alamogordo, NM.  Nadene was born on November 27, 1934 in Izard County, AR to Samuel B. and Eva (Hudson) Roberson. She married Leon Hathorn on April 16, 1955 in Shreveport, LA and they shared 48 wonderful years together before Leon passed away on January 15, 2003.

Nadene was a member of the NM District Church of the Nazarene; where she faithfully served in Sunday School, Missions, Bible studies and church camps at Bonita Park. She dedicated her life to loving her husband, raising her children and spoiling her grandchildren. She loved music, laughter, games and a good practical joke but she loved people most of all--welcoming them into her home and into her heart. Nadene will be dearly missed.

Nadene is survived by her children: Sandy Pape and husband Jesse of Boy's Ranch, TX,  Brenda Garber and husband Paul of Capitan, NM, Patty Hutchison and husband Randy of Ruidoso, NM, Keith Hathorn and wife Martha of Murfreesboro, TN; brother: Waydell Roberson of Odessa, TX; grandchildren: Jessica, Danielle, Andrew, Meghan, John, Eric, Shea, Chelsea, and Emily; and seven great grandchildren.

Nadene was preceded in death by her husband: Leon Hathorn; parents: Samuel and Eva Roberson and seven siblings.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Chapel from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm and a family visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Chapel from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX officiated by Rick Hutchison.  Honorary Pallbearers will be  Keith Hathorn, Jesse Pape, Randy Hutchison, Paul Garber, and Waydell Roberson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to: Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, 600 SW 11th Ave., Amarillo, TX  79101-3722; Bonita Park Nazarene Camp and Conf. Center, 200 Bonita Park Rd., Angus, NM  88316.

Patsy A Cooper 2019

Patsy Alice Cooper

Patsy Alice Cooper, age 83, passed away at her home on Monday, December 9, 2019 in Jal, NM.  Patsy was born on October 6, 1936 in Glencoe, NM to William T. and Beulah May (Dale) Coe. She married W.K. Pete Cooper on June 5, 1954 in Greentree, NM and they shared 62 years together before Pete passed away in 2016.

Patsy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jal. She was a good Christian woman who had a passion for helping others. She enjoyed to paint and crochet in her free time. Patsy loved her children and grandchildren and she will be dearly missed by all.

Patsy is survived by her son:  Richie Cooper and wife Gail of Houston, TX; daughter: Rhonda Smith of Weatherford, TX; grandchildren: Misty Spindler and spouse Mike of Weatherford, TX, Amanda Paul of Lubbock, TX, Zachary Smith and Shelby Garcia of Albuquerque, NM, Amber Curry and spouse Charles of San Diego, CA, Daniel Cooper and wife Morgan of Houston, TX, Randy Cooper and wife Nadine of Beaumont, TX, and Aaron Cooper and wife Brandi of Houston, TX; two sisters; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Patsy was preceded in death by her husband: Pete Cooper; and her parents: William and Beulah Coe.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Jal Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Jal with Pastor Jody O’Briant officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Service Funeral Parlor.

Roy Kenneth “Milo” Mays

Roy Kenneth “Milo” Mays

Roy Kenneth “Milo” Mays was born Aug. 5, 1932 in Anson, and passed peacefully into the hands of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the age of 87.

Milo was born to Roy H. and Bettie Story Mays in Anson. The “legend” that is Milo Mays, originated after his third grade class studied the red-topped maize, milo. Being a red head, the similarity was too perfect to be ignored by his classmates. In his early years, he helped out at the family service station, delivered newspapers on horseback, and of course, was an avid athlete and excelled at many sports.

Milo graduated from Anson High School at the age of 16.  He attended Cisco Junior College for two years before transferring to McMurry College where he played football and basketball.  While attending McMurry, he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Huddleston, from Kermit, Texas, and they were married June 7, 1953.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and later received his Masters of Education from McMurry College.

Milo served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood where he was a cook and played football.

Milo and Mary settled in Kermit, Texas in the late 1950’s. They were blessed with three daughters.  They raised their family in Kermit while Milo was employed by Kermit Independent School District for 31 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator.  Throughout his many years of coaching, teaching and mentoring, he was always driven by his Christian faith and strong principles.  He coached several sports but baseball was his love.  In the latter part of his coaching career he led the golf team to several championships.  Milo continued to play golf on a daily basis for many years.

After retirement from KISD, he contributed to Kermit in many other capacities.  He served as a juvenile probation officer, interim mayor, and as a Deacon in the First Baptist Church.  Other accomplishments during his retirement include induction to the McMurry Athletics Hall of Honor, The Lifetime Achievement Award from KISD, and throwing out the first pitch at a Texas Rangers baseball game.  Milo took great pride in Kermit and the Yellowjackets and was a lifelong supporter.  He was a strong leader, mentor, and coach.  He always had a firm handshake or hug for those he knew, however, he never met a stranger.

The family enjoyed camping and traveled many years to over 35 states.  Once grandchildren and great-grandchildren entered their lives, they were devoted and loving grandparents.

Milo was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Eloise, and grandson, Jarrod.  He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Mary of 66 years. Three daughters: Mende Mays and partner Jana Davis of Odessa, Texas, Misa Harrington and husband Glen of Taylor, Texas, Menet Richardson and husband Robert of Kermit, Texas.  Five grandchildren: Jillian Pinney and husband Jeff of Roseville, California, Rusty Harrington and wife Lindsey of Denver, Colorado, Whitney Dubuisson and husband Jordan of Spring, Texas, Tyler Richardson of Commerce, Texas, and McKenna Richardsonn of Kermit, Texas.  Five great-grandchildren: Abby and Noah Pinney, Vivienne and Shepherd Dubuisson, and Declan Harrington.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kermit, Texas.

Donna Ditto 
Donna “Jeannie” Jean (Mathis) Ditto
Donna “Jeannie” Jean (Mathis) Ditto, age 69, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Kermit, TX. Donna was born on June 18, 1950 to Chester Arthur Mathis and Elizabeth (McPherson) Mathis- Sullivan in Hobbs, NM.
Donna was a member of the Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit. She graduated from Kermit High School in 1968. She worked at Oasis Builders Supply, the Western Company, Dr. Garner, and finally at KISD; from where she retired in 2008. Donna enjoyed watching westerns, listening to Bruce Springsteen, and spending time with her best friend Dahti Stansel and with her grandchildren; especially attending their sporting events. She was a very creative person, and was known for her arts and crafts. Donna never met a stranger and was known as “Grammy” to children all over town. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Donna is survived by her son: Brian Ditto and wife Nikki of Wink, TX; daughter: Angelia Awbrey Abalos and husband Richard of Kermit, TX; sisters: Judy Barnett and husband Darrell, and Pam Phillips, all of Harrison, AR; grandchildren: Ashley Awbrey and husband Derek Marrufo, Austin Awbrey, Arien Ditto and husband Florencio, Duke Abalos, Brayden Awbrey, Dylan Singleton, Jayleigh Ditto, and Britton Abalos; and great-grandchildren: Rowan Marrufo, Mason Bustamante, and Ivy Bustamante.

Donna was preceded in death by her father: Chester Mathis; mother: Elizabeth Sullivan; step-father: Athel Sullivan; and brother: John Mathis.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit, TX officiated by Pastor Ed Simmons. Pallbearers will be Austin Awbrey, Duke Abalos, Brayden Awbrey, Derek Marrufo, Britton Abalos, Michael Bell, and Ramiro Antillon. Honorary Pallbearers will include Tim Stansel, Richard Abalos, Ronnie Singleton and Larry McNew.

Rodney Bruce Peacock 

Rodney Bruce Peacock

Rodney Bruce Peacock, age 87, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Odessa. Rodney was born on May 31, 1932 in Boston, MA to Alfred Goodwin and Faith Catherine (Additon) Peacock. He married Patricia Ruth Deison on December 22, 1952 in Conroe, TX and they shared 67 wonderful years together.

Rodney was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in history and later received his Masters in Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Rodney started his ministry in Cincinnati, OH and then moved to Pleasant Run Presbyterian. He also ministered at the Community Church in Kermit and later in Pyote; where he was the Chaplin at West Tx State School for 15 years. Rodney also served as interim pastor for numerous other churches.

Rodney was a very avid reader of histories, but he especially loved Charles Dickens books. He was known for his insatiable curiosity and his love for the White Sox. He had a great sense of humor and loved to visit with and meet new people. He will be dearly missed.

Rodney is survived by his wife: Pat Peacock of Kermit, TX; sons: Mark Peacock and wife Betsy of Rochester, NY and Matt Peacock and wife Cynthia of Austin, TX; daughters: Priscilla Minnasian and husband Mike of Goodletsville, TN, and Becky Creager and husband Kelley of Kermit, TX; grandchildren: Sarah Peacock, Julia Peacock, Nathan Peacock, Kennan Peacock, Cheryl Lynn Minnasian, Michele Minnasian, Matt Creager, and Jennifer Creager; and great-grandchildren: Maverick Creager, Madison Creager, Mia Creager, and Lula Minnasian.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents: Alfred and Faith Peacock; and brother: Quent Peacock.
A visitation will start at 8 am to 8 pm Monday, December 30, 2019 and 8 am to 12 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the Family Service Funeral Parlor.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at First Baptist Church with Dudley Mullins, Peter Deison, and Ed Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: the members of the Kermit Volunteer Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers are: Matt Peacock, Mark Peacock, Kelley Creager, and Rick Holley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or the Kermit Fire Department and First Responders.

Jaime Porras 2019
Jaime Porras

Jaime Porras, age 65, passed from this life on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his residence in Kermit. He was born on Friday, January 26, 1954 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Alberto and Herminia (Rios) Porras. He married the love of his life, Gregoria Porras on November 20, 1977 in Ojinaga, Mexico and they had just celebrated 41 years together.

Jaime was a Catholic who trained horses and enjoyed being at the horse races. He had a great sense of humor, always had a smile on his face and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He especially loved being around his grandkids. Jamie will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Gregoria Porras of Kermit, TX; one son: Miguel Porras and wife Monica of Odessa, TX; three daughters: Miriam Valenzuela and her husband Manuel of Odessa, TX, Marisol Porras and her partner Pablo de Luna of Austin, TX, Erika Porras and her partner Luis Ramirez of Odessa, TX; three brothers: Guadalupe Porras and his wife Flora of Odessa, TX, Joel Porras of Monahans, TX, Luis Porras and his wife Mague of Mexico; five sisters: Aida Chavira, Armida Alvarado and her spouse Juan de Dios, Maria del Carmen Porras, Luz Elva Porras all of Mexico, Evadenda Gonzales and her husband Alfonso of Odessa, TX; grandchildren: Jaime, Alexandra, Vanessa, Damian, Alec, Aiden, Daniela and Noah.

Jaime was preceded in death by his parents : Alberto and Herminia Porras.

A Rosary will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Family Services Funeral Parlor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 3, 2020 at St Joseph / St Thomas Catholic Church with Father Gleen Carpe officiating. Burial will be in the Kermit Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Victor Saucedo, Andres Madrid, Manuel Valenzuela, Luis Ramirez, Pablo de Luna, Alberto Chavira, Antonio Carrasco and Jaime Porras. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jose Saucedo, Erbey Saucedo, Gustavo Madrid, Santos Saucedo, Ruben Saucedo, Juan Saucedo, Inez Rios, Humberto Rios, Maurilio Rios, Alvaro Carrasco, and Federico Juarez.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.