Obituaries 2017

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Steve A Graham
Stephen Author Graham

Stephen Author Graham, 67, of Odessa, went to be with his heavenly Father on May 7, 2017 at his home.  He was born April 10, 1950 in Odessa to the late Clarence Author and Opal (Avery) Graham.  As a firefighter and paramedic, Steve  retired from the Odessa Fire Department with over 21 years of service.  Steve also owned and operated Graham's Barber Shop for 26 years.  He gave haircuts and made numerous friends along the way.

Steve graduated high school in Whitharral, Texas.  He married the love of his life, Rhonda Rebecca Mead in Whitharral, Texas on December 20, 1970.  They enjoyed 36 years together before being separated by her death June 6, 2006.

Anyone who knew Steve, knew he always had some hobby he was trying...body building, bow fishing, motorcycles, checker tournaments, collecting coins, writing songs, playing his guitar, singing and recording songs, cooking, regular fishing, even growing his own fishing worms.  Steve loved the Lord and lived every day with no worries..."I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord..." Jeremiah 29:11.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters:  April Wheeler and husband Jim of Odessa and Stephanie Kramer and husband Ron of Mesquite; brother:  Johnny Graham; cousin (who was like a sister):  Rita Smith and husband Drew; grandson:  Logan Kramer; and his sweetheart, his granddaughter:  Jordyn Graham.

In addition to his wife and parents, Steve is preceded in death by his brother: David Graham; Mildred and Robert Avery, who raised Steve after the death of his mother; cousin: Rex (who was like a brother); and nephews:  Michael Graham and Jason Hill.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday, May 15, 2017 at Crossroads Church, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell.  Interment follows at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family is thankful to Hospice Home Care and for all the thoughts, prayers and visits from family and friends.  Thank you. 

John E Lynch  John Lynch
John Earl Lynch

John Earl Lynch, 69, of Odessa, passed away Monday, May, 8, 2017 in Odessa. He was born Wednesday, January 28, 1948 in Mount Carmel, Illinois to Bernie and Clara (Harms) Lynch. John served in the Marines from 1968- 1982 and worked as a diesel mechanic for L & W Diesel for fifteen years.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his spouse: Sharon Lynch; one son: John W. Lynch and wife Seree; two daughters: Trish Houston and husband Chuck, and Leah Ann Lynch; one brother: Richard Lynch and wife Linda; three sisters: Linda Fulkerson, Doris Festerman, and Laura Kirby; six grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dale W. Lynch

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  Graveside Services with military honors will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at American Heritage Cemetery in Midland County, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jewellene McKenzie
Jewellene McKenzie

Jewellene McKenzie, age 84, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. She was born in Fouke, Arkansas on Wednesday, November 9, 1932 to the late Jewel and Minnie Lou (Brown) Wroten.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son:  Jerry McKenzie and wife Dena of Lincoln, NB; brothers:  Gene Allen McKenzie and Robert McKenzie of Texarkana, AR; several nieces and nephews; son-in-law:  Doyle Dunaway of Odessa; and three grandchildren:  Shonna Tracy, Caitlynn McKenzie and Jaina McKenzie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband:  James Arlis McKenzie, and her daughter:  Yvonne Dunaway.

Graveside services will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 15, 2017, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 
Elizabeth Harris
Elizabeth Ruth Harris
Elizabeth Ruth Harris, age 80, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was born in Sweetwater, TX on April 14, 1937 to Martha McAlyea.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son: Bobby L. Harris; daughters: Gayla Tilley, Ramona K. Methvin and Brenda Klien; brother: Jimmy McAlyea; sister: Patsy Ranson; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son: Terral K. Harris and sister: Shirley Kinman.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel Monday, May 15, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Rose Hill section of Ector County Cemetery, officiated by Pastor John McLemore. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Guadalupe T Hernandez
Guadalupe T.  Hernandez

Guadalupe T.  Hernandez, age 67, of Kermit, TX, peacefully passed from this life at her home on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born in El Mulato, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on Monday, July 18, 1949 to the late Doroteo and Petra (Gomez) Tarin.  Guadalupe worked at the nursing home in Kermit and was a full time mom and grandma.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her sons:  Martin Hernandez and Luis Hernandez, both of  Odessa; daughter:  Hilda Johnston of Early; four brothers:  Ambrosio Tarin of Odessa, Hinijo Hinojos of Houston, and Mario Tarin and Tomas Tarin, both of Ojinaga, CH, MX; grandchildren:  Jamison, McKallie, Sierra, Dora, Andres, Luis Jr., Lupeen, Miraya, Edwardo, Leonardo, Charity, Chelsea, and Christopher; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Enrique Hernandez, who passed away January 7, 2008.

Visitation will be Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, with a prayer service Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jaquelyn C Miller
Jacquelyn Culwell Miller

Jacquelyn Culwell Miller was born to Willie Jack Culwell (Daddy Jack) and Edith Eugenia Washburn Culwell (Oma) on May 3, 1947 in Brady, TX. Jackie passed from this life on the 13th day of May 2017.

On April 14, 1967, after a brief courtship of only four days, she married the love of her life, Jimmy Leon Miller. They shared 49 ½ years of beautiful friendship, love, and marriage.

Jackie was known to be a mother hen and took in any and all stray kids, and through this action she was adopted to all as Mamma Jackie.  When Mamma called you her kid, you were stuck.  Therefore, it goes without saying, she had many friends, and grandkids through friendship.

Jackie was preceded in death by her husband:  Jimmy Leon Miller, her parents: Willie Jack and Edith Washburn Culwell;  her granddaughter: Sarah Miller.

Jackie is survived by her son: Duane E. Miller of Gatesville, TX; daughter: Laura Jo Miller of Colorado Springs, CO; sister:  Kay Harris and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and adopted family.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Following chapel services, she will be laid to rest with Jimmy at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gene H Henry
Gene Harold Henry

Gene Harold Henry, age 79, of Odessa, TX, passed from this life on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Odessa.  He was born Tuesday, August 24, 1927 in Battle Lake, MN to the late Irvine and Esther (Solumnson) Henry.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Brian Henry of Hobbs, NM and Douglas Dunn of Arlington, TX; daughters: Debbie Hudson of Odessa, TX, Bethanna Wood of Hobbs, NM and Cheryl Hudson of Junction City, KS; brother, Duane Henry and wife Peggy of Fergus Falls, MN; sister, Dorothy Balken of Motley, MN; five grandchildren, James Aaron Hudson, and Sarah, Jeremiah, Andrew and Aida Dunn; and his beloved dog, Sheena.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Gayle Henry; son, Barry Henry; parents; brother, Lyle Henry; and sister Eileen Hansen.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10 AM at Westside Apostolic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Abelino M Morales
Abelino Moreno Morales

Abelino Moreno Morales, age 75, of Odessa, passed away in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  He was born at Rancho de Las Minas in Chihuahua, Mexico to Juan and Manuela (Morales) Moreno.  He married Obdulia Armendariz in Valle Nuevo, Chihuahua and she preceded him in death.  Abelino was a rancher.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his daughter:  Nery Moreno Montoya; sons:  Rigoberto Moreno, Rodrigo Moreno, Regino Moreno, Rafael Moreno, Rogelio Moreno, and Roberto Moreno; brothers:  Ramon Moreno, Benito Moreno, Alberto Moreno, and Jose Moreno; sisters:  Elida Madrid, Elfida Ramirez, Maria Juarez, and Guadalupe Olivas; 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother:  Isabel Moreno, and one grandson:  Rodrigo Moreno, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in El Mulato with burial at Cementerio del Mulato in El Mulato, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Pearl Lanelle Lynch
Pearl "Lanelle" Lynch

Pearl Lanelle Lynch, age 84, of Odessa passed from this life on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Buena Vida Nursing and Rehabilitation in Odessa.  She was born in Grady, NM  on June 25, 1932 to the late Fred Lee & Mabel Claire (Lackey) Pelts O-Pry.  She married Loyd L. Lynch on April 21, 1049 in Littlefield, TX. 

Lanelle began her working life at the early age of 14, working at a variety store.  She was a very hard worker and very resourceful.  She was a manager for Blazer Finance, owned and operated her own collection service, RCS Cumberland, she researched records at the courthouses throughout the State of Texas for FDIC, banks, credit unions, etc, and most recently she sold property on the courthouse lawns.  Of course, there were many other careers in her life, including the time that she & her best friend Shirley decided to make and sell burritos and cakes to businesses to supplement their income.  Fearless to a fault, she was the lioness who protected her kids above all else. 

Lanelle raised three kids and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She married young into a very large family, and loved being a part of that wonderful loving family.  She spoke often of the times spent with each and every one, loving the times that the kids would come stay with us.   She always had an open door to everyone who needed a place, especially during the holidays.  She never wanted anyone to be alone, so if you didn’t have a place to spend the holiday, you were always welcome with us.  Lanelle had a great and quirky sense of humor and was always fun to be around.  In her later days at Buena Vida, she was voted “World’s Best Resident” and the Valentine’s Day Queen, also known as “Queen Lynch” according to her after the crowning.    We know the staff will miss her rolling down the hallways pinching them on the behind as she passed. 

She was predeceased by her Parents: Fred Pelts and Mabel O’Pry, the father of her children: Loyd Lynch, Son: Donald Gene Lynch, Brothers: Woodrow Elmo Pelts and Fred Glen Pelts and Sister: Donna Lee Pelts.

Survivors include her Sons: Stephen L. Lynch and wife, JoAnn, Bob D Lynch and wife Deb; Daughter: Donna K Trout and husband Pat; Grandchildren: Alex Lynch, Megan Lynch, Patrick Lynch and wife Trisha, Melissa Trout and Shelley Nail and husband Coby.  Her eight Grandchildren:  Kristina, Kasey, Zane, Zoey, Zia, Amara, Lilly & Julia and two Great-Great Grandchildren: Rylee & Reece.  Lanelle also leaves behind many, many lifelong friends.  She never met a stranger.  Special thanks, prayers and love to the staff, Pastor Donnie, the nurses and our special angel volunteers with Home Hospice for taking care of her for the last few years.  Also, words cannot express the outpouring of compassion, prayers, hugs, encouragement, love and kindness we received from the staff, residents and their families at Buena Vida Nursing and Rehabilitation.  You have each gone above and beyond to make our Mom so incredibly happy even during her worst days.  You welcomed not only her but our entire family into your family.  We will always love each and every one.  Thank you. 

Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00, the family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Mission Dorado Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Donnie Rollie.  Interment follows at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jerry Allen Carter

Jerry Allen Carter, age 73, of Midland, passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  He was born in Tallulah, LA on August 31, 1943 to the late James Allen and Willie Mae (Dawson) Carter.  He was a cement mason and was a US Army Veteran.

Memorial services will be privately held.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Cato Allen Uballe
Cato Allen Uballe

Our little angel, Cato Allen Uballe was born and whisked away to the arms of Jesus in Odessa on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents: Justin Allen and Cortney Dawn Uballe; paternal grandparents: David and Bonnie Uballe, Ann Freeman and Dewayne Allen; maternal grandparents: Bobby and Dorina Fletcher and Mamo and Papa; brother: Raymond Uballe and sisters: Shelly Uballe, Kryslyn Uballe, Justice Uballe and Brooklyn Uballe.

Graveside services will be held at 9:00 am, Monday, May 22, 2017 at Babyland, Los Angeles Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

David A Plaxco
David A. Plaxco

David A. Plaxco, age 78, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on May 11, 1939.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his children: Ronnie Plaxco, Andy Brown, Casey Elliott, Jackie Duralia and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son: Jerry Lee Brown.

No services have been scheduled at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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