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Obituaries 2010
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James Howard “Jim” Sanders

James Howard “Jim” Sanders, age 93, entered Heaven’s gates on Friday, January 22, 2010. He was born in Mount Enterprise, Texas to Sol Kaplin Sanders and Mattie Louella (Gentry) Sanders on May 20, 1916.  He was a member of the Community Church.

Jim was a Corporal in the US Army during WWII.  He was a member of the Kermit Lodge #1258 AF & AM for over 50 years and was Past Commander of the American Legion.  He worked for Gulf Oil for over 40 years.  He was a soft hearted man who helped anyone he could.  He was known for his BBQ and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife of 27 years:  Della (Brewer) Sanders of Kermit; daughter:  Sandy Emmerson and husband Mike of Kermit; step-son:  Darwin Nunley and wife Jo Jan of Canyon, TX; two grandchildren:  Lacey Bavousett and husband Brian and Mycah Glover and husband Matt, all of Midland, TX; three step-grandchildren:  Scarlett Michelle Estlack of Clarendon, TX, and Patrick Nunley and Spencer Nunley, both of Canyon, TX; and three step great-grandchildren:  Maggie Nunley, Nathaniel Estlack and Daniel Estlack.

His parents:  Sol and Mattie “Big Mama” Sanders; first wife of 44 years: Bettie Gorman Sanders; two brothers:  Delmar and Autry Sanders; and one sister:  Katherine S. Herbert; all preceded him on his Heavenly journey.

Memorial services to celebrate Jim’s life will be 2:00 pm Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by The Rev. Henry Freund.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dub King, Doug Fields, Red Hicks, Edgar Helms, Matt Glover, Mike Fostel, Weldon Wright, Brian Bavousett, Jay Fields, and Mike Emmerson.

Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to The Community Church, the First United Methodist Church, or to the Lambda Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi – Children’s Christmas Fund. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. 

Geraldine Williams

Geraldine Williams, age 81, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2010 at her Kermit, TX residence.  She was born in San Saba, TX on March 25, 1928 to Elmer and Ollie (Gage) House.  She worked in furniture sales. 

She loved going to the Jal, NM Senior Citizen’s Center, playing cards and dominos, and enjoyed art and garage sales. 

Memorials in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. 

She is survived by her son:  Gary Williams and wife Elizabeth of Divide, CA; three daughters:  Paula Leathers and husband J.R. of Kermit, and Karla Immel and husband Eugene “Tad” and Sharla Herrera, all of Jal, NM; three brothers:  Willard House and wife Donna of Kermit, E.M. House and wife Linda of Goldthwaite, TX, and Jerry Mack House of San Saba, TX; one sister:  Anita Crown and husband Gene of Independence, NM; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Her parents, husband:  Farris “Ray” Williams, and one sister:  Willie Jean, precede her in death. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the Western Heritage Cowboy Church in Goldthwaite, TX.  Interment will follow at the Goldthwaite Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.  Online condolences may be sent at fs-fp.com. 

Nannie Faye (Carleton) Harris

Nannie Faye (Carleton) Harris, age 90, passed from this life on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Monahans Managed Care Center.  She was born on November 27, 1919 in Proctor, TX to Rufus and Willie (Hancock) Carleton.  She married Dick Harris in Proctor on February 12, 1939.  He preceded her in death November 3, 1978.

Mrs. Harris was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Hobbs, NM.  She enjoyed fishing, camping, reading, and a fast paced game of Bingo, and Dominoes.

She is survived by her son:  Gary Harris and wife Barbara of Hobbs; six daughters:  Jane Nichols and husband J.B. of Seagraves, TX, Dixie Lamonda of Hobbs, Nan Skelton and husband Paul of Kermit, Cherry James and husband Bill of Jal, Pat Raines and husband Dennis of Hobbs, and Jo Bentle and husband Larry of Hobbs; one brother:  Edward Carleton and wife Jo of Austin; fourteen grandchildren:  Belinda Murrish, Joe Nichols, Penny Sellers, Daxton Harris, Diane Leone, Cassie Lamonda, Tonya Bermea, Holly Denny, Kendall James, Patrick Bentle, Richard Bentle, Jeff Harris, and Jana Thomson; thirty great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Nannie Faye’s parents:  Rufus and Willie Carleton; husband:  Dick Harris; two sons:  Tony and Hogan Harris; one daughter:  Nelda Bentle; and one grandchild:  Winford John Raines, all precede her in death.

Graveside services to honor her memory will be 2:00 pm, Monday February 01, 2010 at Memorial Gardens in Hobbs, officiated by Brother Alan Speed.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit, TX.  Online condolences may be sent at fs-fp.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

 
Shirley M. Davis

Shirley M. Davis, age 45, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 03, 2010 at Kermit, TX.  She was born on April 27, 1964 in Seminole, TX to Richard and Margaret (Griffin) Oats. 

She is survived by her husband:  Melvin Davis of Aurora, CO; two sons: Brandon R. Combs of Iraq (with the Army) and Benjamin R. Davis of Kermit, TX; two daughters: Bianca R. Davis and Bai’lee J. Davis of Kermit, TX; mother: Margaret (Griffin) Jones; father: Richard L. Oats; four brothers: Archie Jones, Frankie Jones, Michael Jones and William Jones all of Daingerfield, TX; six sisters: Deloris Brown and Mary Brown of Abilene, TX, Kizzy Jones, Telisha Jones, and Pamela Jones of Daingerfield, TX and, Lynn Gray of Cedar Hill, TX  and one grandchild: Ryleigh Jaden Lister. 

She was preceded in death by her stepmother: Ernestine Washington; grandmother: Lucil Oats and sister: Carolyn Oats. 

Services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday February 09, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Joe Freeman.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.

 
Patricia Kearney Schubert

Patricia Florence Schubert, age 77, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 06, 2010, at her Kermit residence, surrounded by loving family and friends.  She was born in Richmond Hills, NY on April 23, 1932 to David Joseph Kearney and Bridget Florence (Hanley) Kearney.  She married Arthur Harry Schubert on April 27, 1950 and together they raised nine children.  She was Roman Catholic.  While in New York, she worked as a secretary for Colliers Encyclopedia Company.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son:  John Robert Schubert of Abilene, six daughters:  Debra Ann Schubert of Odessa, Karen Marie Schubert of Abilene, Linda Maureen Sarver of Fortuna, MO, Joann Lillian Schubert of Kermit, Christine Lorraine Kappes of Kermit, TX, and Colleen Elaine Sarver of San Antonio, TX; brother:  Joseph Jude Kearney of Tarpon Springs, FL; sister:  Florence Marie Ferguson of Port Richey, FL; 21 grandchildren:  Sean Fussner, Kelly Ritter, Rhonda Ritter, Adrienne Schubert, Brandi Browning, Bridget Browning, Rhonda Ginther, Kerri Ginther, Brian Kappes, Christopher Sarver, Amber Sarver, Kristin Ginther, Billy Sarver, Patricia Drake, David Schubert, Michael McCrohan, Megan McCrohan, John Schubert, Helen Schubert, Shanesty Wren, Darian Kappes, and Colton Kappes; 22 great-grandchildren:  Clayton Compton, Johnathan Schubert, Aaron Boner,  Destiney Boner, Devon Young, Denyka Young, Gary Young, J.C. Wren, Anthony Rice, Karen Boner, Tim Fussner, Sean Fussner, Deshawna Williams, Tina Tacy, Brittany Tacy, Ashley Tacy, Matthew Williams, Kyler Ginther, Kayden Ginther, Emery Schubert, Tristen Drake, and John Sparks; and her beloved dog:  Duke Schubert.

Her parents:  David and Bridget Kearney; husband:  Arthur Harry Schubert; son:  Arthur Charles Schubert; daughter:  Patricia Ritter; and grandson: Michael Sarver, all preceded her in death.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Parlor.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Chapel, officiated by Fr. Richard Waiwood.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will include:  Mike McCrohan, John Schubert, David Schubert, Joseph Lemmons, Sean Fussner, Bill Sarver, Casey Server, and Brian Kappes.  Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Sarver, Cecil Lemmons, Bill Sarver, Jr., and Paul Kappes.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.  Online condolences can be made at fs-fp.com.

Armando V. Ramos

Armando V. Ramos, age 72, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in Odessa, TX.  He was born March 28, 1937 in Ojinaga, Mexico to Jesus Ramos and Isidra (Villalobos) Ramos. Mr. Ramos enjoyed hunting, farming and listening to music.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife:  Maria Ramos of Kermit; seven sons: Armando Ramos and wife Poly of Odessa; Jesus Ramos and wife Anna of Kermit; Samuel Ramos and wife Brenda of Andrews; Homar Ramos and wife Rosie of Kermit; Edmundo Ramos of Kermit, Javier Ramos of Kermit, and Aurelio Ramos and wife Rosa of Kermit; two daughters: Maria Campos and husband Samuel of Kermit; Dora Arreola and husband Herminio of Presidio, TX and Ninfa Polanco and husband Ramon of Andrews, two brothers: Manuel Ramos and wife Vahola of Odessa and Jose Luis Ramos of California; six sisters: Luisa Uriquidi of MX; Apolonia Molina of Juarez, MX; Victorina Caballero of Odessa; Enedina Orrosco and husband Thomas of Odessa; Manuela Carrillo of El Paso, TX and Yolanda Carrasco of MX: thirty-six grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Jesus and Isidra Ramos; one brother: Martin Ramos; and three sisters: Teresa, Lucila and Trine.

Pallbearers were Armando Ramos, Homar Ramos, Edmundo Ramos, Javier Ramos, Aurelio Ramos and Homar Ramos Jr.

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit.  Mass of Christian Burial is 2:00 pm Friday, February 12, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Father Richard Waiwood.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Chester R. Vaughan

Chester R. Vaughan, age 68, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in Kermit, TX.  He was born May 4, 1941 in Buckeye, AZ to William N. and Charlene Buddy (Euchley) Vaughan.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his brother:  Charles Vaughan of Tallahassee, FL; one sisters: Jane Easley of Ellijay, GA; five nieces: Vanessa Cass Ellijay, GA; Cheryl Farist of Ellijay, GA; Charlene LaGroan of Lake City, TN; Susan Stovell of Monteray, CA and Kathy Griffin of Cortez CO; five nephews: Curtis Easley of Ellijay, GA; Tracey Easley of Ellijay, GA; Robert Vaughan of Woodville FL; Charles Vaughan Jr. of AL and Ray Stuchman of CO; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: William “Nick” and Charlene Buddy (Euchley) Vaughan and one sister: Mary L. Brisbane.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm, Monday, February 15, 2010 at Northside Baptist Church in Kermit, TX officiated by Brother Steve Long.  Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

Jimmy D. Parker Jr.

Jimmy D. Parker Jr., age 58, passed away Friday, February 12, 2010 in Odessa, TX.  He was born June 25, 1951 in Roby, Texas to Jimmy and Mineola (Morris) Parker. Jimmy enjoyed spending time with his family and teaching others.  He studied history and read books and used his knowledge to win while playing Trivial Pursuit.  He was an avid Texas Rangers and Texas Longhorns fan.  Jimmy loved being outdoors playing golf or working in his garden.  Jimmy also was a fan of George Strait and Charlie Pride and loved to dance to their music.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife:  Williadean of Kermit, TX; three sons: John Parker and wife Niffy of Marble Falls, TX, Andre Johnson and wife Dystine of Kermit, TX, and Michael Oats and wife Kristen of Odessa, TX; one daughter: Jennifer Gorman and husband Rob M.D. of Michigan; one sister:  Vicky Gosling of Carrollton, TX; four grandchildren:  Harper Gorman, Audrey Johnson, Kahdijah Johnson, Andrea Johnson and one grandchild on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Jimmy and Mineola.

Funeral services will be 2:00 Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit with Pastor Joe Freeman officiating.  Pallbearers include:  Andre Johnson, Michael Oats, Matthew Gosling, Anthony Glover, Cody Browning, Melvin Oats, and Brandon Combs.  Honorary Pallbearers include:  Jerry Neves, Henry Lee Dawson, Vaughn Glover, B.B. Kilgore, Doug Plunkett, and James Lay.  Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, 30 North LaSalle Street Suite 2600  Chicago, IL  60602-3356.

Delaney Lynette Quiroz

Delaney Lynette Quiroz, one month and nine days old, went to be with Our Lord on Sunday, February 14, 2010 in Lubbock, TX. She was born January 5, 2010 in Odessa, TX to Abel and Poly (Lares) Quiroz. She was a precious child, who brought joy and smiles to everyone. We now take comfort knowing that she is with Our Lord and watching over us.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include her parents: Abel and Poly Quiroz of Kermit; one brother: Jeremiah Abel Quiroz of Kermit; one sister: Leylani Quiroz of Kermit; four grandparents: Arcides and Becky Quiroz and Vicente and Maria Luisa Lares all of Kermit; four great-grandparents: Clarita N. Lopez, Raquel Quiroz, and Anastacio and Obdulia Vasquez all of Kermit.

She was preceded in death by one uncle: Arnold Quiroz; one great-uncle: Miguel Lares; two great-grandfathers: Sabino Lopez and Carmen Quiroz and one cousin: Jesse Montoya.

Pallbearers will be: Vicente Lares and Arcides Quiroz. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Johnny Lopez, Sabino Lopez Jr., Rudy Lares, Rigo Lares, Leo Marcos Lares, Jeremiah Quiroz, Diana Quiroz Lucinda Quiroz and Corina Martinez.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, officiated by Noel Porras. Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

 
 William Ray “Billy” Compton

William Ray “Billy” Compton, age 60, passed from this life on Friday, February 19, 2010 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  He was born in Natchez, MS on January 2, 1950 to George W. Compton and Rosine (Trichell) Compton.   He married Pat Sivils in Mexico on March 14, 1973.  They have been longtime residents of Wink.

Billy was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.  He loved to play with his grandkids.  He was also a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan.

Those left to cherish his love and memory include his wife:  Pat Compton of Wink; son:  Rodney Compton and wife Melinda of Kermit; daughter:  Felicia Compton and husband Johnny Long of Kermit; brother:  Eddie Compton of Eudora, AR; nine sisters:  Eddie Bea Johnson of Huntsville, AR, Charlene Brooks, Willie Hooks, and Tootsie Griffith, all of Kilbourne, LA, Patsy Bayne of Ruston, LA, Earlene Stanfield of Malakoff, TX, Diane Weaver and Minnie Griffis, both of Kermit, and Emily Powell of Chickasha, OK; seven beloved grandchildren:  Kitiara, Heather, Keith, Destiny, Braedon, Edward, and Colton; three great-grandchildren: Sutton, Zachery and Joseph.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, February 22, 2010 at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit, officiated by Pastor Jim Weizenecker.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Teddy Joe Frie, Jory Burch, Jamie Ray Hooks, Shawn Stout, Shane Compton, and Yancy Burch.  Honorary pallbearers will be James Hooks and Sonny Weaver.  Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454 or to Texas Oncology, 600 N. Grant, Odessa, TX 79761.

Claxton Eugene Hayes

Claxton Eugene Hayes, age 63, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 in Odessa, TX.  He was born December 9, 1946 in Greenville, Texas to L.H. and Evelyn (Vaughn) Hayes.  Mr. Claxton served on the Kermit School Board where he served as President for several years. He was also a member of the Winkler County Downtown Lions Club and Winkler County Appraisal Board. He enjoyed watching football, basketball, and supporting the school’s sports teams.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include two sons: Eric Jones and Byron Redman both of Greenville, TX; two daughters: Shacresha Jordan and husband Peter of Houston, TX and Tonya Hayes of Kermit; two brothers:  Vic Hayes and wife Francine of Montgomery, AL and Ezzard Hayes and wife Barbara of Greenville, TX; his ex-wife:  Cecelia Hayes of Kermit; nine grandchildren:  Ann Marie Jones, Byron Redman II, Kiyona Redman, Darius M. Scott, Da’Nashia D. Jordan, Ash’ Lynn A. Jordan, Julien De’Marco Hayes, Ramon Urquidi Hayes and Jacob Ja’Marcus Eugene Garcia Hayes.

He was preceded in death by one sister: Barbara Ann Chisolm; his mother: Evelyn Ford; and his father: L.H. Hayes.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Kermit officiated by Rev. Steve Long and Rev. Bill Tatum.  Pallbearers include: Victor Berzoza, Santos Lujan, Mikey Moya, Jerry Moya, Robert Roberts and Billy Ray Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers include: Vic Hayes, Ezzard Hayes, Peter Jordan, Levine Cox, Jacob Garcia and the Nelson Brothers. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor. 

Flowers may be sent to Family Services Funeral Parlor,  911 Tommy Thompson St.  Kermit, TX  79745.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  American Cancer Society, PO Box 102454,  Atlanta, GA 30368-2454 or the American Diabetes Association, 10 Desta Drive Suite 270E,  Midland, TX  79705. 


 

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