Obituaries 2008

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Cruz Hinojos

Cruz Hinojos, age 89, left this life Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.  She was born in Presidio, TX to Teleforo and Melquiades (Carrasco) Castillo.  She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness.
 
She is survived by her son:  Ismael Hinojos of Pecos, TX; daughter:  Rosa Tejada of Odessa; one brother:  Ramon Castillo of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico; three sisters:  Graciela Hernandez of Carlsbad, NM, and Berta Rodriguez of Andrews, TX; nine grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
 
Funeral  services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Elder Ofrael Marquez, Jr.  Interment will follow at the Los Angeles Garden section of Ector County Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Roberto Martinez, Josue Tejada, Ismael Hinojos, Anastacio Almance, Joe Angel Martinez, and Jesus Rodriguez.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Charles Davis "Sonny" Penny
Charles Davis "Sonny" Penny, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Marlin, TX to the late George Penny and Salicious "Sally" Lewis.  He was a pipe fitter in the oilfield.. 
 
He is survived by his cousin:  James Penny of Missouri City, TX.
 
Funeral services will be 10 am Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Randolph Lee "Randy" Jowers
Randolph Lee "Randy" Jowers, age 63 of Odessa passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 in Odessa.  He was born in San Antonio, TX April 1, 1945 to the late J.W. Jowers and Magurette (Tryon) Jowers.  He was an airplane mechanic and was in the US Air Force during Vietnam.

Randy was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.  He was a good honest man who lived by old fashioned traditional values.  He believed in God and family.  He greatly loved his wife, children, and grandchildren.

 
He is survived by two sons; Danny Ray Jowers of Odessa and Donnie Lee Jowers of Monahans; one daughter: Crystal Chandler of Odessa; one sister, Sandra Jowers of Harper, TX and ten grandchildren.  His wife:  Shirley June Jowers preceded him in death May 8, 1997.
 
Memorial services with full military honors are scheduled for 4:00 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Faith Community Baptist Church with Brother Wayne Shelton officiating.

Linda Ann Graham Welch

Linda Ann Graham Welch was born December 21, 1948 in Midland, TX to Marvin Clayte Graham and Ruth Arlene (Midge) Lilleberg.  Linda started school at Burnett Elementary in Odessa before moving with her family to the Greenwood Community in 1957.  Linda attended school at Greenwood, then on to Midland High School.  She married Bobby Dale Welch June 3, 1966 at her family home in Greenwood.  She went on to her Heavenly home Saturday, September 27, 2008 at the age of 59.  

Linda became a Christian at an early age.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at the age of seven at NorthSide Baptist Church in Odessa.  She always liked working with the very young and the elderly.  Linda was always ready to give a helping hand to those in need as well as to family and friends.  She will be missed by all that were touched by her life.  Linda was a fun loving and thoughtful person.  She was a homemaker and a stay-at-home mom until her three children were in high school.  She went to work for Dawl Johnson Insurance Agency where she worked for a number of years until her health began to fail.  Linda was at her best when she could help her clients with their needs.  Most of her clients became good friends with her. 

Her grandsons meant the world to her and were an important part of her life.  She was affectionately referred to as “Granny”.  Her eyes always lit up when anyone of them came into her view or spoke her name. 

In addition to her husband of 42 years, she leaves behind her son:  Brian Welch of Odessa; daughter:  Jenny Welch of Odessa; and son:  Rusty Welch of Midland.  She also leaves four grandsons:  Bobby Clayte, Stoney, and Brody Welch, all of Odessa and Braden Welch of Midland.  She is also survived by her brother:  Marvin Graham and wife Carla of Broken Arrow, OK and her sister:  Brenda and husband Ashley Chandler of Midland.  She also leaves behind nephews:  Andy Chandler and Bradley Chandler, both of Midland, Eric Graham, Ben Graham, and Casey Martin of Broken Arrow, OK, and Thomas Welch of Odessa; and nieces:  Shannon Kilpatrick of San Angelo and Amy Keeler of Jacksonville, FL, and many great-nieces and nephews. 

A Family Visitation at Acres West Funeral Chapel will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday evening.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Greenwood Baptist Church officiated by Brothers Tommy Richardson and Matthew Lavonte.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Vernon Wilson

Roy Vernon Wilson, age 82, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born September 7, 1926 in Snyder, TX to Roy Lee and Lizzie (McDonnell) Wilson.  He was a farmer (a jack of all trades, but master of none).   He served during World War II in the US Navy.

He is survived by his sons:  Roy R. Wilson of Chickasha, OK, Michael Neal Wilson of Hereford, TX, and Wesley William Wilson of Midland; two brothers:  Glen Wilson of Hereford, TX and Charles Nathan Wilson of Huntsville, TX; one sister:  Helen Jo Haltom of Lubbock, TX; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  

Vernon was preceded in death by his wife:  Doris (Roberts) Wilson December 28, 1999.  They had enjoyed 53 years of marriage.

Services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Martha Jo Cate

Martha Jo Cate, age 87, of Odessa passed away Monday, September 29, 2008 at Seabury Nursing Center in Odessa.   She was born in Downsville, LA June 27, 1921 to James Box Roberts and Ethel Oliver (Calk) Roberts.  She was a retired beautician.  She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. 

She is survived by two sons:  Ronald Joe Cate of Odessa, TX and Terry William Cate of San Angelo, TX; one daughter:  Rebecca Cate Young of Odessa; two sisters:  Kreneta Cunningham of Oklahoma City, OK and Barbra Kunkel of White Oak, TX; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.   

Visitation will be held in Odessa at Acres West Funeral Chapel all day Wednesday and Thursday as well as Friday morning.  Visitation in Coleman will be from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday evening at Walker Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Coleman Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Caitlyn Leigh Cotton

Caitlyn Leigh Cotton “Cater Bug” was born November 27, 2003 in Odessa to her loving parents Jason and Brandy Cotton.  Her beautiful smile and loving personality brightened their lives as well as the lives of her brother, Patrick Cotton, and two sisters, Ashley Cotton and Laney Whatley for over four years.  After a brief battle with cancer, she was called away early Thursday morning, October 2, 2008 to a fairer land to be with our Lord and Savior.  

In addition to her parents and siblings, those who will join her there someday include her grandparents:  Richard and Betty Clay and James and Vicki Cotton, all of Odessa; her great-grandparents:  Leo and Peggy Eilers of Odessa and Henry and Roberta Clay of Muchison, TX; her Uncle Matt Clay and Uncle Weston Cotton, both of Odessa; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and innumerable friends. 

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 4, 2008 at First Church of God officiated by Brothers Jerry Patterson and Wally Schiwart.  Pallbearers will be Josh Collins, Caleb Eilers, Matt Clay, and Weston Cotton. Interment will follow at Western Roses Memorial Park.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

John Euan Collins

John Euan Collins, age 86, passed from this life Thursday, October 02, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born Monday, May 22, 1922 in Jean, Texas to James and Alice (Sparks) Collins.  He served our country as a sergeant in the Army during World War II and the Korean War.  He was a production foreman for El Paso Products and retired from S.L. Tiner Co. 

He is survived by his sons:  Tony D. Collins of Jacksonville, TX and Gary D. Collins of Odessa; four daughters:  Sherry Nicks of Edinburgh, TX, and Linda L. Voyles, Brenda Martin, and Sandra Thompson, all of Odessa; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents:  James and Alice Collins; brother:  James Collins, Jr.; sisters:  Lois Porter, Louise Jones, and Wanda Clayton; and his ex-wife:  Lujuanda Charlene (Ballard) Collins. 

Graveside services with military honors will be 2:00 pm Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Western Roses Memorial Park (4100 N. FM 1788) officiated by Brother Barry Reiswig.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Lawrence Andrade
Lawrence Andrade, age 88, died Friday, October 3, 2008 at Seabury Nursing Center.  He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He was a US Army Veteran and a retired state liquor investigator.  He was a Christian.
 
He is survived by his wife:  Clarice Andrade of Odessa; five sons:  Carlos Andrade, Russell Andrade, Paul Andrade and Kimo Andrade, all of Kauai, Hawaii and Pierre Andrade of Tacoma, Washington; one step-son:  Bruce Freeby of Rhome, TX; one daughter:  Susan Andrade of Kauai, Hawaii; two brothers:  Charles Andrade of Clearlake, California and Tandy Andrade of Dewey, Arizona; two sisters:  Tanya Muse of Dewey, Arizona and Movita Kaimimoku of Maui, Hawaii; fifteen grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
 
Services will be held in Kauai, Hawaii at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Bobby Gene Harris

Bobby Gene Harris, age 68, passed away Friday, October 4, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Stamford, TX November 24, 1939 to Marshall and Edna (Turner) Harris.  He was a US Army Veteran, a musician, and an upholstery trimmer.   

He is survived by his wife:  Ora Harris of Odessa; two daughters:  Princess McKinney of Dallas, TX and Rekieta Addson of San Antonio, TX;  two sons:  Marshall Harris of Houston, TX and Bobby Harris of Dallas, TX; two step-daughters:  Miroir Armendariz of Odessa and Terrie Harris of Midland, TX; five step-sons:  Zonntag Ray of Odessa, Dibiashi Ray of Plainview, and Kevin Harris, Steve Benson, and William Harris, all of Dallas, TX; four brothers:  Edward Harris of Lawton, OK, Clois Harris and C.L. Harris, both of Bryan, TX, and Norris Harris I of Lubbock, TX; four sisters:  Betty Patterson of Odessa, Herlene Thompson of Bryan, TX, Loraine Thompson of Dallas, TX, and Florence Caldwell of Ft. Worth, TX; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Marshall and Edna Harris; one daughter:  Rosalyn Harris; five brothers:  Marshall Harris Jr, Floyd Harris, Virgil Harris, Robert Harris and Aubrey Caldwell; and three sisters:  Lillie Harris, Frankie Lawrence, and Arvilla Lyons. 

Family visitation will be from 6 pm to 7 pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Friday at Greater St. John Baptist Church officiated by Pastor R. T. McNeal.  Interment will follow at Rosehill section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Earl Lampley Jr. "Art"
Earl Lampley Jr. "Art" age 47, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Hospice House of Odessa.  He was born in Long Beach, California.  He was an assistant manager for Lowe's Grocery Stores. 
 
He is survived by his mother:  Camellia Edgar of Sun City, California; father:  Earl Lampley, Sr "Butch" of Odessa; two sons:  Jason Lampley and Joshua Lampley, both of Torrance, California; two daughters:  Jessica Lampley of Torrance, California and Jaclyn Lampley of Riverside, California; and two sisters:  Brigitte Balleras of Lamita, California and Tammy Lampley of Sun City, California.
 
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Emmett Barnard.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Carlos Terry Kimbrough

Carlos Terry Kimbrough, age 55, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2008 at his residence in Odessa.  He was born in Rotan, TX to Carlos William Kimbrough and Mattie (Layne) Kimbrough.  He was a driller in the oilfield.  He was a US Army veteran. 

To his kids he was a grumpy old man on the outside, but they all knew he was a big ole teddy bear inside.  He was a good man.  Although he had no biological children, his step-children could not have been more HIS.  He was always there for them.  He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.  He always kept his word.  He loved his grandkids wholeheartedly.  He loved to listen to Joshua play guitar.  He was very proud that Glenn had chosen to go into the Navy after graduation and proud of Melissa for getting her degree.  He was proud that Wesley was a Marine and that Angel had accomplished so much in Tae Kwan Do.   

He is survived by his wife:  Tressa Kimbrough of Odessa; the children of his heart:  Wesley Galloway and Melissa Galloway, both of Big Spring, TX, Glenn Martin, Joshua Martin, and Angel Martin, all of Odessa; one brother:  Wendell Kimbrough of Odessa; five grandchildren:  Cheyenne Galloway, Clayton Galloway, Tristan Galloway, Trinity Galloway, and Tarynn Mae Galloway, all of Big Spring, TX; one niece:  LeAnn Lummus and husband Danny of Springtown, TX; two great-nephews:  Timothy and Joshua Lummus and one great-niece:  Christine Lummus, all of Springtown, TX. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew:  Jay Kimbrough. 

Funeral services will be 2 pm Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Acres West Funeral Chapel officiated by Bro. Terry Wright.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  “Bye, Turtle Bug”


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