Obituaries 2007

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Mary Earline Elrod

Mary Earline Elrod age 71, longtime resident of Odessa, went to be with her Lord Sunday, January 28, 2007 at Hospice House of Odessa. She was born Thursday, November 7, 1935 in Santa Anna, TX to Chester and Mary (Mash) Box.  She married A.L. Elrod in 1954 in Crane, TX.  She was a homemaker, a loving mother to two sons.  She was a proud grandmother who loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.  She was very active in the Permian Basin Fair for many years.

Those left to cherish her love and memory include her husband:  A.L. Elrod; her mother:  Mary Box of Crane, TX; two sons:  Roland Elrod and wife Debbie of Odessa, TX and Randy Elrod and wife Debbie of Midland, TX; one brother:  Billy Earl Box of Bayfield, CO; and one sister:  Margaret West of Houston, TX; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Her father, Chester Box, preceded her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Northside Baptist Church with Brother Clydel Chapman officiating. Pallbearers will include:  Mike Strickland, Greg Box, David Jones, Gary Jones, Burt Slater, and Dewayne Seale.  Interment will follow at Crane Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa, 79761. 

Rebecca Sue Landrum

Rebecca Sue Landrum age 46 of Odessa passed away suddenly Monday, January 29, 2007.  She was born Monday, August 15, 1960 in Hamlin, Jones County, TX to Millard and Ruth Eugene (Gholson) Childress.  She worked as a waitress and had earned her associates degree from Odessa College.

Sue was a meticulous housekeeper, but had a fun-loving side that showed in her enjoyment of dancing.  She loved children and all children were likewise attracted to her.  She was a beloved “Nana” to her grandbabies and a playmate to her nieces and nephews.  She liked to spend time working in her yard and being close to nature.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children:  Nick Mays, Tasha Landrum, and Bobby Landrum, all of Odessa; her fiancé:  James Luker of Odessa; three brothers:  Millard Childress of Abilene, TX, John Childress of Seminole, TX, and Smokey Childress of Tulia, TX; three sisters:  Ann Seay of Seminole, TX, Patricia Hamra of Keller, TX, Cristine Holt of Mansfield, TX; and six grandchildren.

Her husband, Robert Landrum, and parents, Millard and Ruth Childress, preceded her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2007 at Latter Rain Worship Center 305 E. 19th St. in Odessa with Pastor Craig DeArmond officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.  Condolences may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

William Howell Burton

 William Howell “Bill” Burton, age 76, thirty-four year resident of Alpine passed away Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born Wednesday, November 5, 1930 in Brownwood, Brown County, TX to the late Ralph Howell Burton and Ruby (Odom) Burton. He married Marvie Daniels in Anthony, NM October 31, 1966 and together they raised five wonderful children.

Bill served in the United States Coast Guard in Korea.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  He was an outdoorsman, a member of the National Rifle Association who loved to hunt, fish, and go camping.  He had a warped, but wonderful sense of humor.  He enjoyed the Sunday comic strips “Shoe” and “Hagar the Horrible”, often cutting out and saving his favorites.  Bill was employed as a surveyor for the Texas Dept. of Transportation for 20 years, and then went on to drive for UPS for 20 years. His main focus, however, was always his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife:  Marvie Burton of Alpine, TX; two sons:  Mike Burton of Palmer, AK and David Burton of Austin, TX; three daughters:  Kathy Shannon and husband Claude of Carlsbad, NM, and Nancy Burton and Fay Burton both of Alpine, TX; and three grandchildren:  Rachel and Jasper Maxwell of Alpine, TX and Jessica Shannon of Carlsbad, NM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to:  Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa 79761 OR Sul Ross State University, Alumni Association, PO Box C-114, Alpine 79832.

A memorial service to honor Bill’s memory will be held in Alpine at a later date.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Condolences to the family may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

James Eudell Swinney, Jr

James Eudell Swinney, Jr age 58 passed away SundayFebruary 4, 2007 in at his residence in Odessa. He was born September 11948 in Overton, TX, but lived most of the rest of his life in Odessa.  He was an oilfield mechanic.

 

Survivors include his daughter:  Daina Lynn Campbell and step-daughter Dede Looney both of Martinsville, VA; one step-son: Steve Harris of Odessa; two sisters:  Carolyn L. Kennedy of Carlsbad, NM and Sara McCorcle of Odessa; and two grandchildren:  Cody James Baker and Kaitlyn Paige Baker.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents:  James Eudell Swinney, Sr and Daisey Irene (Allen) Swinney.

 

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, TuesdayFebruary 6, 2007 at Rosehill Cemetery with Brother Roy Jones officiatingArrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.

Faye Self

Faye Self age 77 passed from this life SundayFebruary 4, 2007 at Midland Memorial HospitalShe was born January 15, 1930 in KingfisherOK to the late Ray Ramey and Grace (Cross) Ramey.  She worked as a convenience store clerk.

 

Survivors include her two daughters:  Sherri Self of Tulsa, OK and Tina Self of Midland, TX and four grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings and one son, Jimmie Self.

 

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 am, WednesdayFebruary 7, 2007 at Rosehill Cemetery with Brother Roy Jones officiatingArrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.  Memorials in her name may be made to Home Hospice 901 Missouri Ave. Midland, TX 79701  Condolences to the family may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

Neal Edward Eppinger

Neal Edward Eppinger, age 66, passed away Friday, February 9, 2007 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born Friday, December 6, 1940 in Centralia, IL to the late E.L. “George” and Anna B. (Neal) Eppinger.

Neal graduated from OHS in 1959.  He was a member of the Air Force ROTC at Texas Tech, as well as a lifetime member of the Eagles Club and active Downtown Lions Club member in Midland.  He worked for Champion Chemicals until he opened his own chemical business in the 70’s.  He also owned the Village Lounge in Odessa where he enjoyed his friends and playing pool.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Lucy, and a son, Wallace.

Those left to cherish his memory include his two daughters:  Angie Eppinger of Midland and Shondra Eppinger and husband Danny Dicken of The Colony, TX; son: Patrick Gonzales of Barstow, TX and longtime friend and companion:  Janice Price of Odessa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to:  Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston, Odessa 79761 or the charity of your choice.

A graveside service to honor Neal’s memory will be held 2 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the Ector County Cemetery with Pastor David Johnson officiating.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Condolences to the family may be sent at acreswestfuneral.com.

Maria Guadalupe Aguirre

Maria Guadalupe Aguirre, age 82 of Odessa passed away at home Friday, February 9, 2007.  She was born Thursday, December 11, 1924 in Presidio, TX.  She was a homemaker.

Those left to cherish her memory include three sisters:  Manuela Carrasco of Midland, Reynalda Saldana and Maria Antonia Aguirre both of Ojinaga, Mexico, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Ezequiel Cordova.

A prayer service was held at 4:00 pm Sunday, February 11, 2007.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Pastor Heriberto Padilla officiating.  Pallbearers will include:  Luis F. Gonzales, Daniel Aguirre, Arturo Gonzales, Arturo Gonzales Jr, Rudy Gutierrez, and Jose Baeza.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Janice L. Bailey Clark

The Lord gave Janice Clark 66 wonderful years with her family and friends. On Monday, February 12, 2007, she went home suddenly to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

She was born May 27, 1940 to Vera and Earl Bailey in Bell County, Texas. She attended school in the farm community around Bledsoe, Texas. On July 25, 1958, Janice married Paul H. Clark, Jr. At that time, they moved to Odessa and began their life together.

Janice was a devoted wife to Paul, her husband of 48 years, a loving daughter and sister, a true and loyal friend to may who have been blessed to know her, and the greatest mother and grandmother in the world. Compassionate and caring, Janice loved her five children, their spouses, her twenty grandchildren, their spouses, her seven great-grandchildren, and many of their friends who often congregated at her home. Well-known for her hugs, Janice was loved by children because she loved to laugh, tell stories and be silly. Although she suffered through many years of illness, her concern was always for others. She will be missed greatly.

Janice’s love for her family and friends, though great, couldn’t compare to her love for Jesus Christ, her Savior whom she trusted in daily.

Janice was preceded in death by her mother, Vera Bailey.

She is survived by her father, Earl Bailey of Morton, Texas, brother Arnie Bailey and wife, Barbie of Liberal, Kansas, husband, Paul H. Clark, Jr., of Odessa, son Johnny Clark and wife, Samantha of Midland, son Ronald Clark and wife, Elva of Odessa, son James Clark of Abilene, daughter Cara Berry and husband Rusty of Midland, daughter Janna Seabourn and husband Fred of Odessa, grandchildren; Johnny Clark Jr., Brian Clark, Marsha and husband Carlos Gonzalez, Jennifer and husband Chris Valadez, Michael Clark, Codey Elswick, Amberleigh Berry, Kelsi Berry, Dylan Berry, Bernadette and husband Jeremy Gamboa, Annette Hernandez, Ronald Clark Jr., Mithchell Clark, Christopher and wife Morgan Hernandez, Dawn Hernandez, Beth Hernandez, Frederick Seabourn, Joshua and wife Ashley Seabourn, Jon Seabourn and Tammy Clark; seven great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Polly and husband Louis Felkins, sister-in-law, Mary Joyce Huey and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at The Church of the Way, Truth, and Life, 2806 W University in Odessa with Rev. Dale Thurlby officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ronald Bunch and Rev. Gaetan Morin officiating.

Condolences may be sent to www.acreswestfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Harvey Dale Stout
Harvey Dale Stout, Sr, age 71, passed away at Hospice House in Odessa on Wednesday, February 14, 2007. He was born on Wednesday, October 30, 1935 in Sanderson, Texas. He was a driller.
 
He is survived by his wife, Genievie Stout of Gillette, WY; seven sons: Harvey Dale Stout, Jr and Jeffrey Stout both of Monahans, Gary Stout and Michael Stout both of Great Falls, MT, Allan Sander of Gillette, WY and Dennis Sander and David Sander both of Rock Springs, WY; four daughters: Connie Davis of Amarillo, TX, Stacie Fine of Monahans, Marva Mooney of Gillette, WY and Sheryle Moser of Loveland, CO and fourteen grandchildren.
 
Memorial services are scheduled for 4:00 pm, Friday, February 16, 2007 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.

Geraldean “Jerry” Barton

Long time Odessa resident Geraldean “Jerry” Barton, age 81, passed away February 13th at Hospice House in Odessa after a five year battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Snyder, Texas on August 21, 1925 and moved to Odessa with her family in 1926. She lived in Odessa until 1942 when she moved to California to work for the US Navy. After the war, she returned to Odessa for a family visit and ended up getting married to Bill Barton on Jun 7, 1948; she remained a resident of Odessa until her passing.

Bill and Jerry owned and operated Western Nursery for nearly 20 years. Jerry was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Jerry’s grandchildren and great-grandson were so special to her and she cherished her time with them.

Jerry loved her family and friends very much and was always willing to help out in any way possible. Jerry also enjoyed traveling and seeing new things. In the past few years she traveled to Europe, the Middle-East and Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hardy Smith, her mother, Ruby Smith, sister, Patty Smith and brother, Herman Smith. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William G. (Bill) Barton of Odessa, sons Glenn Barton and Jim Barton of Odessa, Grand-daughter Jamie McKinlay of Logan, Utah, Grandson, Colin Barton of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Great-grandson Jaxon James McKinlay of Logan, Utah.

Graveside services were held on Friday, February 16, 2007. The family would like to thank the Hospice House of Odessa for their loving care. Arrangements were entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 
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