Family Services Funeral
Jesus M. Martinez|
Jesus M. Martinez, 70, of Kermit passed away on
Monday, March 2, 2020 in Odessa. Jesus was born on July 6, 1949 in
Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Cecilio Martinez and Elisa Marquez
Martinez. He married Amparo Quiroz on December 2, 1983 in Kermit, TX
and they shared 36 wonderful years together.
Jesus was a Christian. He was a hard working man
who always provided for his family, whom he loved dearly, throughout
his life. Jesus was a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending
time on his ranch in Mexico in his free time. He loved being a
cowboy and farming. Other pastimes he enjoyed included horse racing,
cooking, music, and dancing.
Jesus will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Cecilio
Cortez and Elisa Marquez Martinez; brothers: Bernabe Martinez,
Carlos Martinez, and Andres Martinez.
Jesus is survived by his loving wife: Amparo
Martinez of Kermit, TX; sons: Joel Martinez and wife Rocio and
Miguel Martinez and wife Corina, all of Kermit, TX; brothers: Eligio
Martinez of Arkansas City, KS, Saul Martinez and wife Faride of
Andrews, TX, Claudio Martinez and wife Aurora of Hobbs, NM, Efrain
Martinez of Hobbs, NM, Ruben Martinez of Hobbs, NM, and Arturo
Martinez and wife Leticia of Ojinaga, MX; sisters: Irma Aracely and
husband Alfredo of Ojinaga, MX and Maria Elena Martinez and husband
Alfredo of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren: Isaac Martinez, Neima
Martinez, Noel Martinez, Damian Martinez, and Magaly Martinez; and
great-grandchild: Lena Martinez.
Visitation will begin Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at
Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX. Funeral services will
be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Family Services
Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX. Interment will follow at Kermit
Cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Isaac Martinez, Damian Martinez,
Eric Morales, Alex Morales, Homero Quiroz, and Arnaldo Juarez.
Arrangement are entrusted to Family Service
Ernest Escobar, age 47, passed away on Friday, March
13, 2020 in Lubbock, TX. He was born December 22, 1972 in Cuidad
Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to Marcelo and Ernestina (Cuellar)
Escobar. Ernest married Sandra Orozco on April 15, 1996 in
Winemucca, NV and they shared 24 wonderful years together.
Ernest was a member of the NRA and loved to go shooting and
cooking out. His favorite pastimes included celebrating with the
family and spending time with his kids and grandkids. Ernest always
put others first and helped save many lives. He will be dearly
Ernest is survived by his wife: Sandra Escobar of
Kermit, TX; mother: Ernestina Escobar of Juarez, MX; daughters:
Kazzandra Escobar and fiancÚ Caleb Francis and Samantha Escobar,
all of Kermit, TX; brothers: Juan Escobar and wife Sandra, Cruz
Escobar, Marcelo Escobar and wife Alejandra, Alfonso Escobar and
wife Adriana Alvarez, and Pedro Escobar and wife Consuelo, all of
Mexico; sisters: Guadalupe (Lupita) Munoz and husband Enrique,
Amalia Escobar and husband Jose Luis Saucedo, and Irma Rodriguez
and husband Eduardo, all of Mexico, and Martha Ontiveros and
husband George of Anthony, NM; grandchildren: David Wayne Francis
and Kourtney Marie Francis.
Ernest was preceded in death by
his father: Marcelo Escobar.
Services will be privately held
at a later date.
Derrick Dewayne "D.D." Egger
Derrick Dewayne "D.D." Egger, age 35, passed away on Tuesday, March
17, 2020 in Kermit, TX. He was born August 12, 1984 to Monty
Zane Egger and April Day McCombs.
D.D. loved to make others laugh and was known as a jokester. He
enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dogs and his friends.
D.D. was a big fan of Texas Tech, the Houston Astros, and the Dallas
Cowboys. He was devoted to his family, especially his niece and
nephew. He will be dearly missed.
D.D. is survived by his father: Monty Egger and wife Debby of
Kermit, TX; mother: April McCombs and husband Denny of Kermit, TX;
grandparents: Bobby and Corene Egger of Kermit, TX and Dorothy Webb
of Midland, TX; brothers: Garrett Egger and wife Yari and Michael
Mason and wife Morgan, all of Andrews, TX; sister: Cyndy Kidd and
husband Brenton of Midland, TX; nieces: Caaly Egger and Kynnedy
Kidd; nephews: Ayden Egger, Kycen Adams, and Kelson Kidd; and
numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
D.D. was preceded in death by his grandparents: Peggy and Kenneth
Day; and great-grandparents: Arle and O.D. Egger.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 8 am - 8 pm
and Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 1 pm - 8 pm at Family Services
Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX. Services will be held on Monday, March
23, 2020 at Family Services Funeral Chapel at 10:00 am with Gary Day
officiating. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include: Hunter Hardaway, Justin Wright, Ayden
Egger, Ricky Kirby, Jay Bennett, Richard Melendez, and Randy
Butterfield. Honorary Pallbearers are: Gary Pilkington, Caaly Egger,
Johnny MacOwen, Terry Jarrett, Tanner Gill, Arron Hardaway, Steve
Gordon, and Emmitt Bale.
Memorials can be made in his honor to the local AA Chapter and the
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Genaro Carrasco Ornelas Jr.
Genaro Carrasco Ornelas Jr., 62, of Kermit
passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Odessa. Genaro was born on
October 26, 1957 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Genaro Ornelas,
Sr. and Josefa Carrasco Ornelas. He married Mary Valdez in Van Horn,
TX and they shared 42 wonderful years together.
Genaro was a member of the Catholic Church. He
was a very hard worker who could always be found taking care of his
animals. His pastimes included, team roping, welding, and ranching.
Genaro enjoyed working with his hands remodeling the house and was
known for his goat BBQ and asado. He really loved being a grandpa
and spoiling his babies. He will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father: Genaro
Ornelas Sr.; and brother: Adan Ornelas.
Genaro is survived by his loving wife: Mary
Ornelas of Kermit, TX; mother: Josefa and husband Cruz Venegas of
McCamey, TX; sons: Genaro Ornelas III and girlfriend Martiza Lujan
and Jerry Ornelas and girlfriend Gabby Baeza, all of Kermit, TX;
daughter: Brenda Montoya and husband Jaime of Kermit, TX; brothers:
Jesus "Chuy" Ornelas and wife Alicia of Crane, TX and Isabel
"Chavel" Ornelas and wife Sylvia of McCamey, TX; sisters: Ermila
Venegas of Odessa, TX, Manuela Valles and Margarita Rodriguez, both
of Kermit, TX, Jacinta Bustos of McCamey, TX, Maria Sanchez of Van
Horn, TX, and Rosa Najera of Seminole, TX; grandchildren: Geno IV,
Lexi Marie, Jaime III, Julian, Justin, and Aleyah; and
great-grandchildren: Jazmyn and Amari.
Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Thursday,
March 26, 2020 at Kermit Cemetery with Hector and Blanca Polanco
officiating. Pallbearers will be: Genaro Ornelas III, Jerry Ornelas,
Jaime Montoya Jr, Julian Montoya, Justin Montoya, and Genaro Ornelas
IV. Honorary Pallbearer will be: Jaime Montoya Sr.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Service
Julian O. Sanchez Jr.
Julian O. Sanchez Jr., 72, of Kermit passed
away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Kermit. Julian was born on Friday,
July 4, 1947 in Carlsbad, NM to Julian O. Sanchez Sr. and Viola
Gallego Sanchez. He married Delma Briones on June 29, 1967 in
Kermit, TX and they shared 53 wonderful years together.
Julian was a member of the St. Thomas/St. Joseph Catholic
Church. He worked for El Paso Natural Gas for 34 years. Julian was
very active within the community. He was a member of the Knights of
Columbus, where he served as Grand Knight for a period of time.
Julian also served as a sponsor with the Catholic Youth Ministry,
English Choir, past Booster Club President, past Winkler County
Appraisal board member, board member of St. Thomas St. Joseph
finance committee, school board member for 9 years as president,
vice president and secretary, and grand marshall for Christmas
parade in 2019. His biggest passion was helping with community
projects; such as Tumbleweed Chef, Little Dribblers, Little League,
and many other community projects in Kermit. Julian will be dearly
He was preceded in death by his parents: Julian O.
Sr. and Viola Sanchez; son: Rudy Sanchez; brothers: Roberto Sanchez
and Benny Sanchez; sister: Yolanda Sanchez; and grandsons: Damion
Sanchez and Darrion Sanchez.
Julian is survived by his loving
wife: Delma Sanchez of Kermit, TX; daughter: Naomi Sanchez of
Phoenix, AZ; brothers: George Sanchez of Kermit, TX and Jesse
Sanchez of Odessa, TX; sisters: Linda Orona and Ruby Gallardo and
husband Jaime, all of Kermit, TX and Yolanda Sanchez of Jal, NM;
sister-in-law: Faye Sanchez of Pecos, TX; and granddaughter: Savanah
Tapia of Phoenix, AZ.
Graveside services will be 2:00 pm
Friday, March 27, 2020 at Kermit Cemetery with Father Glen Carpe
officiating. Pallbearers will be: Marco Aranda, Juan Valenzuela,
Jason Ahrendt, Frank Martinez, Rey Carrasco, Eric Gallardo, and
Rodney Berzoza. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Anna Carrillo,
Monica Orona, George Sanchez, and Jesse Sanchez.
Beverly Ann Prather
Beverly Ann Prather, age 79, passed away
Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Kermit, TX. She was born on Monday,
June 17, 1940 in Odessa, TX to Sterling R. and Elsie Viola
(Beck) Scott. She married Kenneth Wayne Prather on April 6, 1963
in Odessa, TX and they shared 53 wonderful years together until
his passing in 2016.
Beverly was a member of the Eastside Church
of Christ. She was known as the bird lady and the crosswalk
lady. She raised and bred canaries, cockatiels, parakeets,
finches, and Quaker birds and was a former owner of a pet store.
Her pastimes included crocheting, working the daily crossword
puzzles, watching tv, going for rides around town with her
friend, collecting bird related what-nots, and enjoying her Diet
Coke from Allsups. Beverly delivered the newspaper around Kermit
for years. She will
be dearly missed.
Beverly is survived by her sons: Kevin
Prather of Midland, TX and Scott Prather and wife Kerry of
Odessa, TX; daughter: Kendra Prather of Kermit, TX;
grandchildren: David Prather, Weldon Prather and wife Gabriela,
Ashton Prather and wife Andrea Cabrera, and Blake Blackwell;
great-grandchildren: Gabby Prather, Lukas Prather, and Adrian
Beverly was preceded in death by her
husband: Kenneth Prather; parents: Sterling and Viola Scott; and
grandson: Cody Brooks Prather.
Services will be privately held at a later
Memorials may be made in her honor to the
local animal shelter or pound.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Service
Charlotte Fletcher, age 62, passed away Sunday,
April 5, 2020 in Odessa, TX. She was born on June 15, 1957 in
Lucedale, MS to Luther and Martha Bell (Creel) Smith.
Charlotte enjoyed working around the house and
watching movies. She loved visiting with family and friends.
Charlotte will be dearly missed.
Charlotte is survived by her daughter: Stephanie
Van Noy and husband Mark of Topeka, KS; brothers: Rodger Smith and
wife Marty Shufer of Odessa, TX, David Smith and Bobby Smith and
wife Shellie, all of Trinity, AL; sister: Dimple Kennedy of Wink,
TX; grandchildren: Joshua, Matt, and Brandon; and great-grandchild:
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents:
Luther and Martha Smith; and sister: Janette Beasley.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Service