Obituaries 2008

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Kenneth Ray McDuffee

Kenneth Ray McDuffee of West Odessa, an oilfield hand died Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the Medical Center Hospital. Services will be at 3 PM Friday at the Acres West Funeral Chapel in West Odessa with Reverend Joe Grooms officiating. Burial will be at Western Roses Memorial Park in Midland County. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. He was born in McCamey on January 16, 1961 to Aubrey Lee (Buddy) McDuffee & Anna Bell (Richards) Rahaim.

He is survived by his Father, Aubrey Lee (Buddy) McDuffee & Step-Mother, Yvonne McDuffee of Odessa; Mother, Anna Bell (Richards) Rahaim of Hattiesburg, MS; Brothers, Allen & Jimmy McDuffee of West Odessa; Tony McDuffee, Chris McDuffee and Ricky McDuffee, all of Odessa, Sisters: Sandi Walton, Sheveport, LA: Melissa Myers on Hudson, N.C., and Angela Pullin of Tye; Aunt, Audrey Leo Rodgers; Sons, Ray Lee McDuffee, Bobby McDuffee, Huntsville, Al; Michael McDuffee; Cullman, AL and nine Grandchildren.

Martha Schooley Lambert

Martha Schooley Lambert, age 66, passed from this life Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Hospice House in Odessa.  She was born December 19, 1941 in Lovington, NM to Ernest and Frankie (Emison) Schooley.  She was a caregiver. 

She is survived by her mother:  Frankie Russell; one brother:  Clarence Wright of Snyder, TX; one son:  Grady Lee Mingus of Odessa, TX; two daughters:  Donna Ratliff and Julia Covington, both of Odessa, TX;  seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by her father:  Ernest Schooley; a brother:  Jerry Schooley; a sister:  Ernestine Schooley Minor; husband:  Louis James Gonzales; and three grandchildren.   

Funeral services will be 10:30 am (CST)  Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Westover Baptist Church in Odessa officiated by Bro. Terry Wright.  Interment with graveside services will follow at 2:00 pm (MST) at Lovington City Cemetery in Lovington, NM.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Donnie Woullard Morris

Donnie Woullard Morris, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt passed from this life Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at her home in Odessa.  She was born some time ago on January 2nd in Wink, Winkler County, TX.  She married Thomas Morris, Jr. October 28, 1949.  They enjoyed 59 happy years together. 

Donnie lived a Christian life, showing all the Way by her example.  She volunteered with Meals on Wheels, taught Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church for twelve years, and worked at Medical Center Auxiliary for 20 years.  She was known for her great sense of humor and contagious laugh. 

She is survived by her devoted husband: Tom Morris of Odessa; four sons:  Thomas Morris III of Midland, TX, Donald Alan Morris of Austin, TX, Rodney Dale Morris of Odessa, and Robert Jack Morris of San Antonio, TX; one brother:  Connie Woullard of Odessa; eight grandchildren:  Laura Morris, Josh Morris, R.J. Morris, Thomas Morris IV, Paul Morris, Jordan Morris, Jayme Frey, and Frankie Morris; and one great-grandchild. 

Her parents:  Ollie Lee Woullard and Sally Francis (Kiser) Woullard; one brother:  Horace Woullard; five sisters:  Audie Anderson, Irene Griffith, Elsie Pagan, Iris Lea Ray, and Ada Elizabeth Page all preceded Donnie to Heaven. 

Funeral services will be 9:00 am Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Kevin Bushart officiating.  Interment will follow at Kermit Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Special Thanks go out to Star Care Hospice and Comfort Keepers.

David Lee Wiley

David Lee Wiley, age 25, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in Odessa.  He was born June 21, 1982 in Odessa.  He was an oilfield hand. 

He is survived by his wife:  Rochelle Maria Laney Wiley of Odessa; mother:  Sheila Sedillo of Odessa; father:  Danny Wiley of Roland, OK; grandmother:  Virginia Wiley of Hobbs, NM; grandfather:  Bob Wiley of Odessa; three sons:  David Lee Wiley, Jr. and Trevor Wiley, both of Hobbs, NM and Xavier Wiley of Roland, OK; one daughter:  Madison Wiley of Hobbs, NM; brother:  Daniel Wiley of Odessa; and two sisters:  Crystal Bingham of Hobbs, NM and Joyanna Beth Wiley of Carlsbad, NM. 

Memorial services will be 2 pm, Monday, May 19, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother Dewey Blevins officiating.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Loyce A. Flowers "Outlaw"

Loyce A. Flowers passed away Monday, May 19, 2008 at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, TX.  She was born Saturday, February 21, 1959 in Odessa.  She married Dearl “Matt” Flowers in Odessa on her birthday in 1974.  She was a homemaker, a beloved daughter, sister, wife, and mother. 

Those left to hold her memory close to their hearts include her loving husband:  Matt Flowers of Odessa; daughter:  Crystal Flowers of Odessa; parents:  Ray and Joyce Randall of Gardendale, TX; brother:  Monty Randell of Gardendale, TX; sister:  Debbie Murray of Brownwood, TX; her beloved boxer:  Miss Layla and grandbaby poodle:  Miss Princess; and her parrots:  Fred, Goober, Sparky, and Pokie. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Jane Morin officiating.  Interment will follow at Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

To all who loved and cherished my mom, there are too many to list, but I know that she loved each and every one of you – and you know who you are – I extend special thanks for your love and support.  To Chris and Heather Spadoni, Michelle and Mark Sills, she loved and enjoyed spending time with her grandkids: Katelyn, Madison, Trent, Dylan and Shea’lynn, know that Grannie loves each of you and we will meet again. 

My mom is the most precious one above and I know that she passed a part of this among each of us listed, her love will last a lifetime.  I don’t see her gone – she is the rain, sunshine, wind, and a beautiful flower.

Connie Mastin Wilkerson

Connie Mastin Wilkerson passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008 in Odessa at the age of 45.  She was born in Dallas, TX to Chuck and Patricia Ann (Rogers) Mastin.  She worked as a house cleaner. 

Connie is survived by her fiancé:  Michael Aldridge of Odessa; daughter: Crystal Wilkerson of Odessa; father:  Roy Weathers of Odessa; three brothers:  Jeff Spruill of Kingsland, TX, Clay Mastin of Teaselville, TX and Roger Mastin of Mississippi; one sister:  Priscilla Weathers of Teaselville, TX; and three grandchildren:  Joshua Ray, Tristian Brown, and Christopher Alderidge. 

She was preceded in death by her mother and one brother:  Tony Mastin. 

Funeral services will be 2 pm Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother Dewey Blevins officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  

Raul Nevarez

Raul Nevarez, age 20, was called away to Heaven Monday, May 19, 2008 as a result of a tragic accident.  He was born, Wednesday, June 24, 1987 in Odessa to Arnulfo and Dominga (Gonzales) Nevarez.  He was a floorhand in the oilfield.  He was a member of the Catholic Church. 

Raul was a good person, never in a bad mood, and always wearing a smile.  He had played soccer since his was 5 years old.  Together with his dad, they were on the “Arsenal” team.  He earned a soccer scholarship to UTPB.  He was a proud father of his little “Princess”.   

He is survived by his parents:  Arnulfo and Dominga Nevarez; his wife:  Evelyn Nevarez; his grandparents:  Vicente and Angela Gonzales; his daughter:  Madalyn Nevarez; brother:  Arnulfo Nevarez Jr.; and one sister:  Monique Nevarez, all of Odessa. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian burial will be 2:00 pm Friday, May 23, 2008 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Mark Miller officiating.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Yolanda Garcia Quiroz

Yolanda Garcia Quiroz, age 54, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa.  She was born December 27, 1953 in Pecos, TX to Fred Benavidez and Edith Garcia Hendricks.  She was a homemaker, beloved mother and grandmother to two children and five grandchildren. 

Yolanda is survived by her son:  Robert Muñoz of Peralta, NM; daughter:  Tracy Ramirez of Pecos, TX; three brothers:  Mario Hendricks of Indianapolis, IN, Thomas Garcia of Odessa, and Nicanor Garcia of San Antonio, TX; two sisters:  Marcella Martinez and Veronica Gonzalez, both of Odessa; and five grandchildren:  Chelsea, Chastidy, Jayden, McKenzie, and Mark. 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Pallbearers will include:  Mario Hendricks, Nicanor Garcia, Thomas Garcia, Robert Muñoz, Isaac Martinez, and Manuel Martinez.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. 

Antonia Rivas Rodriguez

Antonia Rivas Rodriguez, age 101, passed away Friday, May 23, 2008 at Deerings Nursing Center in Odessa.  She was born, Wednesday, May 15, 1907 in Lajitas, Brewster County, Texas. 

She is survived by four sons:  Justo Rodriguez of Hobbs, NM and Casimiro Rodriguez, Mauro Rodriguez, and Jose Luis Rodriguez, all of Odessa; six daughters:  Carmen Rodriguez, Maria Luz Rodriguez, Balbina Rodriguez, Margarita Rodriguez, and Socorro Rodriguez, all of Odessa, and Olga Rodriguez of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; one brother:  Baudilio Rivas; four sisters:  Ernestina Rivas of Pecos, TX, Olivia Rivas of Odessa, and Sara Rivas and Teofila Rivas, both of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; fifty-nine grandchildren; seventy-two great-grandchildren; and thirty great-great grandchildren. 

Rosary will be said 7 pm Monday, May 26, 2008 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be 10 am Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Obed Hernandez.  Interment will follow at the Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gregorio Saenz "George" Gonzales

Gregorio Saenz Gonzales passed away 8:30 am Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Hospice House 903 N. Sam Houston in Odessa, TX.  He was born November 9, 1918 in Artesia, NM to Rev. E.P. and Andrea Gonzales.   

He was preceded in death by his wife:  Andrea Gonzales; his son:  George “Mickey” Gonzales, Jr; and his brothers:  Ray Gonzales, Adam Gonzales, David Gonzales and Daniel Gonzales. 

He is survived by his children:  Ruben P. Gonzales of Odessa, TX, Vera & Danny Ubando of Snyder, TX, and Abe & Judy Gonzales of Odessa, TX; his siblings:  Juanita Cadena of Snyder, TX, Eva Morin of Corpus Christi, TX, Ruth Araiza of Abilene, TX, Hiram & Dora Gonzales of Midland, TX, Raul S. Gonzales of Oklahoma City, OK, and Ismael “Jack” & Louisa Gonzales of Snyder, TX; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. 

Visitation will be noon to 10 pm Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be 2 pm Monday, May 26, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Jose Maria Garcia.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

The Gonzales family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Hospice House.

Shirley Nell Luker

Shirley Nell Luker, age 73, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital of Odessa.  She was born in Gustine, Comanche County, TX to E. O. and Vada (Elliott) Rogers.  She was a homemaker. 

She is survived by her son:  James Luker of Odessa; daughter:  Linda Jazan Hampton of Odessa; sister:  Helen Scott of Clyde, TX; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband:  Levi Luker; her son:  Johnny Luker; and one brother:  Freddy Bill Rogers. 

Graveside services will be 10 am Monday, May 26, 2008 at the Luker Family Cemetery in Comanche, TX officiated by Ric Sickelka.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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