Obituaries 2009

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Frankie Almeta Mayo

Frankie Almeta Mayo passed from this life on Friday, August 14, 2009 at her residence in Odessa.   She was born Sunday, June 05, 1949 in Big Spring to Henry Franklin Edwards and Roxie Almeta Edwards. She married her beloved husband, Tommy Mayo in Lovington, NM on July 11, 1988. She could do almost anything. She was a beautician, she was a nurse and she was a truck driver for Halliburton. She worked for MHMR in Big Springs at the State Hospital and worked with MHMR in Odessa at PBCC. She retired in 1999 due to health reasons. She also was a member of Midland Gem and Mineral Society, were she developed their website. She will be missed dearly. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband: Tommy Mayo of Odessa; two sons: Doyle Burnett Jr. of Odessa and Terry Mayo of San Diego, CA; four daughters: Tammy Gallimore of Sacramento, CA, Tracey Nave of Seminole, Teresa Patterson of Midland and Ashlee Campbell of Elgin Air Force Base in Florida; two brothers: John and Henry Edwards, both of Big Spring; four sisters: Susie Edwards of Big Spring, Geneva Stephens of Lewisville, TX, Crystal Kahler of Hurst, TX and Angel Callaway of Cheyenne, WY, she was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She also had lots of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 am Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Reverend James Mayo officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Georgia Marie Mackey
Georgia Marie Mackey, age 56, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2009 in Big Spring, TX. She was born in Fort Stockton, TX to Charles and Betty Louise (Patrick) Dodson. She was a homemaker.
 
Survivors include her father: Charles Pete Dodson of Big Spring; three sons: Brent Grue of Harwood, TX, Bobby Grue of Flint, MI and Corey Hoffpauir of Big Spring; four sisters: Theresa Lauver of Ponco City, OK, Tina McKenzie and Sissy Bundick, both of Odessa, and Patricia Collins of Groesbeck, TX
 
Memorial Services will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, August 17, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bill Bundick. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jesus Marquecho Garcia IV
Jesus Marquecho Garcia IV, infant child of Jesus & Alexias Garcia was born and died Sunday, August 16, 2009 in Odessa.
 
He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Cyvias and Deseo Garcia, and one sister Ayana Garcia all of Odessa, as well as numerous aunts and uncles.
 
Graveside services are scheduled for 9 AM, Friday, August 21, 2009 at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by David Merlo. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 

Donna Marie Hallman

Donna Marie Hallman, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully, Monday, August 17, 2009 in Odessa, TX. 

She was born on May 16, 1934 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Ivan Harold DeWitt and Alta Mae Barnes DeWitt.  She married James Hallman on November 23, 1951 in Orange, CA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Bobby Ivan DeWitt and sons:  James, Jr. and Robin. 

Donna retired from Seabury Nursing Center in 1996 as the administrator.  She was loved and admired by her employees.  Many of her employees are still employed at Seabury, and on her two short stays at Seabury, they made their love and affection towards her very obvious through their visits, hugs, kind words and the wonderful care they gave to her.  They are considered her extended family. 

Her family would like to give a special "Thank You" to Dr. Le and the staff of Compass Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care given to her during the past year.  Donna had three special care givers.  Thank you Janie, Kerie, and Blanca. 

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, James Hallman; sons:  Daniel Hallman and Tim Hallman and wife Daphne; daughter:  Debe Wagner and husband Keith; grandchildren:  Angie, Kyle and Nick; and great-grandchildren:  Jadyn, Brooklynn and Nyah; sister:  Lee VanWert and husband Fred; sister-in-law:  Margie Hawk and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Compass Hospice, 1330 E. 8th Street, Odessa, TX 79761. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Connie Hayter Moose
Connie Hayter Moose, born on July 21, 1954, passed away peacefully at Hospice House on August 18, 2009.
 
Connie was preceded in death by her father Donald Ray Hayter.
 
She is survived by her husband Leonard Moose, her mother Betty Moore and husband Jesse Moore, her brother Leslie Hayter and wife Helen, two nieces Sara and Rebecca Hayter, one nephew J.K. Hayter and, numerous aunts and cousins.
 
A memorial is to be held at Acres West on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm, officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice House:  Home Hospice, 516 North Texas, Odessa, TX 79761.

Dorris Evelyn Leverich

Dorris Evelyn Leverich, age 80 of Odessa, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born December 6, 1928 in Abilene, TX to Otto Edward Demmer and Bessie Olivia (Chapman) Demmer.  In addition to being an excellent homemaker, she was the owner and operator of Exxon Self Service on University and Andrews Highway.  She was an avid bowler and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

Dorris was a loving mother to her son: Ron Leverich and wife Judy of Odessa and daughter: Sherry McKay of Bedford, TX; and a devoted grandmother to five grandchildren:  Tracey Jordan and husband Charley of Odessa, Jessica Jordan and husband Archie of Odessa, Ricky Scarborough and wife Susan of Dunn, NC, Machelle Martin and husband Darrell of Odessa and Jeffery Scarborough of Odessa and seventeen great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister-in-law:  Mary Beene of Abilene, TX. 

Her parents:  O.E. and Bessie Demmer and her husband:  Roy Leverich, preceded her in death. 

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm, Friday, August 21, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Brother John McLemore officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Larry Leon Price, Jr.

Larry was born Sept. 11, 1966 in Odessa, TX to Larry L. Price and June Hollowell. He took his final ride on August 18, 2009 in Magnolia, TX. Larry had many interests; he loved riding his Harley with his friends and family, fishing with his best friend Jim, and watching the Dallas Cowboys and their cheerleaders. He worked as a machinist for many years, he graduated from Odessa High School and in 2001 he graduated from Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater, TX so he could be a service technician until his untimely death. He was currently employed by Ellison Technologies in Houston. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. He was a great brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was dearly loved by his two nephews, Garrett and Colton, who he spoiled and took everywhere. 

He was preceded in death by his father: Larry Price Sr., mother: June Hollowell, grandparents:  B.J. Sims, Allen L. Price, and Mr. & Mrs. James Holloway, nephew: Stevie Black, uncle: Joe Price and cousins:  Casey Price and Brandon Bochert. 

He is survived by his Granny:  Bernice Sims; sisters: Melissa Thompson and husband Mike Figert, and Denise Weaver and husband William; best friend/brother: Jim Mahan and wife Mischelle; nephews: Scott and Sean Black, Garrett Figert, and Colton Mahan; uncles: John Price and wife Joann and Doug Hollowell;  aunts: Janice Price, Debbie Hollowell, and Rhonda Hollowell, cousins: Teesha Price, Chris Price and wife Kelli, Joe Price and wife Maria, Wayne Bochert, Mike Dunn, Billy Dunn, Savannah Dunn, Lily Dunn, Brian Hodges, and Sharon Pace and their families. 

A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm, Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  A special thank you to Jim, Mischelle, Melissa, Denise, William, Brian and all who helped.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Manuel Ralph Woods Jr.

Manuel Ralph Woods Jr., of Claremore, OK and formerly of Odessa, passed away August 22, 2009, after battling cancer. He was born on October 31, 1946 to Jane (Jordan) Woods and the late Ralph Woods, Sr in Odessa, TX.

He married Carroll Burch on January 2, 2002. He worked as a postal carrier many years in Odessa and Monahans and moved to Claremore upon his retirement from the US Postal Service. Known as Ralph to many friends and as Manuel to his family, he was the first born of three children.  He proudly served his country by enlisting in the Navy in 1964 and greatly loved to travel, citing many times his feat of visiting every state in the Continental US at least once.  Ralph always had a story and loved telling them.  He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren and sang their praises every chance he got.

Ralph is survived by and will be remembered with enormous love by his extended family:  his wife, Carroll Woods of Claremore, OK; mother:  Jane Woods of Odessa; three children:  Dawn Kiser and husband Jerry of Jasper, Cliff Woods of Odessa; Elizabeth Metz and husband Mike of Houston; brother:  Len Jordan and wife Kim of Austin, TX; grandchildren Timothy, Jesse and Jeffrey Kiser; Alexis, Kendal and McKensey Woods; and Audrey Metz; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Those preceding him in death are his father and his sister Nancie Choate.

Memorial services will be held 12:00 pm Monday, June 21, 2010 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Roy Jones.  Graveside services with military honors will follow at 2:00 pm at the Ector County Cemetery.

 

Joe Neil Bell

Graveside services for Joe Neil Bell will be 11:00 am, Monday August 24, 2009 at Spur Memorial Cemetery in Spur, TX, officiated by Leland Maples.  In addition, a Celebration of Joe’s life will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday September 5, 2009 at Life Change Baptist Church, 1000 North Texas Ave, Odessa, TX, officiated by Leland Maples.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

Joe was born in Spur, TX on March 17, 1935 to William Alexander and Annie Bell.  Joe went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the age of 74. 

Joe’s first love was God.  He loved helping and mentoring the fellow men that have walked down his path.  He was employed with CRS and has worked in the Recovery Field since his sobriety on July 15, 1970.  He married the love of his life, Donna Rae Ross on November 15, 1991 in Odessa, TX. 

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Billy D. Bell, and two sisters:  Weldon Hutto and Winifred Barrett. 

Survivors include his wife:  Donna of the home; daughters:  Galynn Gamble and husband Terry of Colorado City, TX, Jan Brady and husband Michael of Plano, TX, Linda Hollingsworth of Abilene, TX; step-daughters:  Shelly Copeland and husband Danny of Loop, TX, Sonya Brown and husband Rey of Odessa, TX and a chosen daughter:  Susan Benton of Midland, TX; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen grandchildren; one brother:  R.J. Bell of Spur, TX; five nieces and four nephews. 

Special thanks go out to Craig and Laura Smith, and to Home Hospice and the loving care givers. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to LOOPS (Loved Ones Of Prisoners), PO Box 14953, Odessa, TX 79768. 

“No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experiences can benefit others.”  - Big Book of AA

Oscar A. “ El Ventaron” Carrasco

Oscar A. “ El Ventaron” Carrasco, age 60, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born on Wednesday, July 13, 1949 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico to Gerardo Carrasco Valenzuela and Maria Aguirre Carrasco. He worked in the oil field. He loved to be surrounded by his friends. He enjoyed singing for them. He also entertained them by catching snakes with his bare hands. He enjoyed telling jokes to make everyone laugh. He was loved by everyone and had no enemies. He was a great racquetball player. He even had a sports center named after him in Ojinaga because he was so good at sports. He will be missed dearly. 

Those left to cherish his memory include: two sons: Oscar C. Carrasco and wife Myra Cabezuela of Odessa and Noel Lopez of Hobbs, NM; three daughters: Maria Del Rosario Carrasco Diaz and husband Enrique Diaz Jr., Aziel Carrasco and Karina Carrasco, all of Odessa; one sister: Delia Salgado; five grandchildren: Andrew Diaz, Natalie Diaz, Kaylee Gomez, Manuel Gomez and Elaina Carrasco, all of Odessa. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Hector Manuel Carrasco. 

A rosary is scheduled for 7:00 pm Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 am Friday, August 28, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Joe Uecker officiating.  Pallbearers will be Oscar C. Carrasco, Enrique Diaz, Jr., Noel Lopez, Hector Quintela, Eric Castor, and Cesar Carrasco. Interment will follow at Los Angeles Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

James Nolan Arnold

James Nolan Arnold, age 80, of Odessa, passed from this life Sunday, August 23, 2009, at his residence in Odessa.  He was born in Mills County, TX to Luther Franklin Arnold and Katie M. (Knox) Arnold on Thursday, October 11, 1928.  He was a carpenter. 

He is survived by his sister:  Norma L. McPherson of The Woodlands, TX and brother: Elton C Arnold of Grand Prairie, TX; nieces and nephews:  Ward Arnold of Odessa, Peggy Evans and husband Don of Farmington, NM, Donald Arnold and wife Danna of Beaumont, TX, Charles Arnold of Midland, Sandra Evans and Stan Froehner of Seattle, WA, Elwain Arnold and wife Beth of Austin, TX, Bonnie Lou Arnold of White River Junction, VT; Yvette Evans and Troy Gonzales of Austin, TX, Ron McPherson and wife Jamie of The Woodlands, TX, and Carol Cordell and husband Mike of Houston, TX; and sister-in-law:  Norma Arnold of Odessa. 

His parents and four brothers:  Edwin F. Arnold, Curtis L. Arnold, Abrey C. Arnold and Marvin L. Arnold, preceded him in death. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, August 26, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Graveside services will be 11:00 am Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa, Bro. Terry Wright officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Walter “Dusty” Tomlinson, Jr.

Walter “Dusty” Tomlinson, Jr. passed away Monday, August 24, 2009 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born February 23, 1928 in Slidell, TX to Walter and Willie Bernice (Page) Tomlinson.  He served in the Army during the Korean War, achieving rank of Corporal and worked as a sheet metal mechanic and professional musician.  Dusty married Sue Ellis in Hornbeck, LA on November 1, 1951.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and worshipped with the congregation at West University Church of Christ, where he could be counted on for a bright smile and encouraging word. 

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 58 years:  Sue Tomlinson of Odessa; two daughters:  Linda Odom and husband Tommy of Bastrop, TX and Gayla Pradon and husband Corey of Odessa; one brother:  Page Tomlinson and wife Sue of Pittsburg, TX; a sister:  Wanda Gaskins and husband Rex of Shallowater, TX;  eight grandchildren:  Shane, Cory, Teresa, Austin, Jennifer, Shelby, Tyler, and Mason; and six great-grandchildren:  Kaleb, Jessica, Kourtney, Braxton, Kash, and Morgan. 

His parents and son, Bobby Ray Tomlinson, preceded him in death. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening, August 26, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  There will open visitation Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  A service to honor Dusty’s memory will be held 6:00 pm Thursday at West University Church of Christ, officiated by Bro. Roy Jones.  Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons:  Shane Odom, Cory Odom, Shelby Odom, Tyler Kelm, Mason Kelm, and Austin Pradon.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Dorothy Prude Bumpus

Dorothy “Dot” Prude Bumpus, age 80, passed away Monday, August 24, 2009 at Midland Memorial Hospital. Dorothy Prude Williams was born on August 11, 1929 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas to George and Mary Lou (Graham) Williams. Dot was married to her high school sweetheart, Joe D. Bumpus for 62 years.  

Those left behind to miss her laugh, her smile and her love are her husband, Joe D. Bumpus of Odessa, three sons: Joe W. Bumpus of Midland, James Bumpus of El Paso and “Erich” Bumpus Sr. and wife Sherry. She had nine grandchildren: Mandy Bumpus and husband Jason and their two daughters: Savanna and Dakota of Menasha, WI, Stephen Erich Bumpus II of Appleton, WI, Dalynn and Matt and their children: Spencer and Devanee of Menasha, Jazelle, Billie Joe, Karen, Kristian, and Kimberly.  

She was preceded in death by her son: Karl Douglas Bumpus, her sister: “Beth” Smith and her parents.

Mom, we thank the Lord for the time he gave us with you. Although, for us who survive, the time was too short, you will always be alive in our hearts, our minds and souls. We love and miss you.  

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother John Lyons. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Abundia Nicolás

Abundia Nicolás age 79, passed from this life Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at her Odessa residence. She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua Mexico to Julian and Lucia (Ruiz) Romero on Friday, July 11, 1930.  She was a homemaker, beloved mother to ten children.   

She was a great cook.  She made the best frijoles in the world; just ask one of her grandchildren.  She was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed working in the yard with her roses, trees, and other plants. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are seven sons:  Camilo Nicolás of Odessa, Jorge Nicolás and Mario Nicolás of Ojinaga, Julian Nicolás of Pinotepa, Apolonio Nicolás of Odessa, and Emilio Nicolás and Evaristo Nicolás, both of Chihuahua Mexico; three daughters:  Manuela Nicolás of Odessa, Reynalda Nicolás of Cuerna Vaca, and Lourdes Nicolás of Des Moines, IA; one brother:  Toribio Romero Ruiz of Ojinaga; fifty grandchildren and seventy-one great-grandchildren. 

Rosary will be said 7:00 pm Monday, August 31, 2009 at Acres West Funeral Chapel’s 24 Hour Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Joe Uecker.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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