Obituaries 2017

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George Marquez Jr 2017
George Luis Marquez Jr

George Luis Marquez Jr, age 44, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born in Big Lake, TX on Saturday, January 20, 1973 to George Sr. and Yolanda Marquez.

George enjoyed heavy metal music and he loved to play guitar in his band “Sense Fear” for a while in the 1980’s. George had a big heart and was an honest man.  He was strong minded and always told you how it was. George loved his family and was a great father to his children. His favorite character was Spiderman.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his son: Nicholas Marquez; daughter: Lindsey Marquez; parents: George Sr. and Yolanda Marquez; brothers: Benjamin Marquez, Timothy “Timo” Marquez and wife Anna and Alex Marquez and spouse Amber Morales; sister: Juliette Marquez and spouse Daniel Dennis and maternal grandmother: Adelina Hernandez.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Humberto Lara
Humberto Lara

Humberto Lara, age 32, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 9, 1984 to Rene Lara Sr. and Glendora Endres.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his  son: Ramon Humberto Urias of Odessa; father: Rene Lara Sr. of Odessa; brothers: Rico Endres of Dallas and Rene Lara Jr. of Odessa; sister: Priscilla Lara of Odessa; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother: Glendora Endres and sister: Teresa Lara.

Prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett. Interment will be at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Audrey Heard
Audrey Gayle Heard

Audrey Gayle Heard, age 68, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born in Odessa, TX on September 6, 1949 to the late Isaac Arthur and Jewel (Ingram) Dierolf.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her son: Ty Wemken and wife Tommie of Odessa; daughter: Shara Shaw of Odessa and grandchildren: Samanthia Shaw, Shianne Flores, Michael Hardy and Stephen Hardy Jr.

He was preceded in death by her husband Bill Heard; parents and one grandson: Timothy Hardy.

Memorial services will be held at Blackshear Elementary School on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

John Stewart
John Franklin Stewart

John Franklin Stewart, age 78, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Saturday, September 23, 2017. He was born in Crockett, TX on April 26, 1939 to the late William and Emma Lee (Williamson) Stewart.  He was a veteran of the US Army.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his beloved wife: Jeannette Stewart of Odessa; sons: Marlon Ray Stewart and John Dennis and wife Dedanette; daughters: Sendie McDaniel and husband Jerry and Sherrie sSAntana and husband Raphael; brothers: Elvin Stewart, Sam Stewart, Henry Stewart, Melvin Stewart and Joe Boy Stewart; sister: Nellie Bailey; as well as grandchildren: Marlon Jr., Joshua Moon, Brittney and Dee Jay Stewart, Jerry , James, Brandie, Brandon, Jonethan and Casey McDaniel, David Lee and Amber Lynn Ventris, Samantha, Corina and Jacob Santana and Christina Santana-McMurtrey and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son: James Andrew Stewart; brothers: William Stewart Nelton Stewart, Gerald Stewart and Jerry Stewart; sisters: Ruby Barth, Jean Hayes and Marie Hoss.

Memorial services will be held privately by the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Angel Sotelo Sanchez 2017
Angel Sotelo Sanchez

Angel Sotelo Sanchez, age 76, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Saturday, September 23, 2017. He was born in Ojinaga, Mexico on October 2, 1940 to the late Cruz Sanchez and Guadalupe Sotelo.

Angel was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was willing to help his loved ones with whatever they needed, whether it was lending his hand in time of need to spreading his joy to cheer everyone up. Angel filled the room with bliss with a single smile. He will truly and dearly missed and will forever be our angel.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Cruz Sanchez; sons: Miguel Sanchez, Rigo Sanchez and Baldo Sanchez (Cynthia); brothers: Erbey Sanchez, Humberto Sanchez, Rodolfo Sanchez, Ubaldo Sanchez, Baudillo Sanchez and Cruz Sanchez; sister: Olivia Lares; as well as grandchildren: Ariana, Miguel Jr., Jazmin, Jake and Marcelo Sanchez.

Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm, Monday, September 25, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Dorothy M Brand
Dorothy Marie Brand

Dorothy Marie Brand, age 83, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  She was born in Big Spring, TX on October 9, 1933 to the late Matt and Lula Mae Knapp.  She was a homemaker.

Survivors are her sons:  Darin Brand of Odessa and David Brand of Rush, NY; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband:  L. J. "Tom" Brand; an infant son: Paul; one brother; eight sisters; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's memory to Meals on Wheels would be appreciated.

Marlo Ashley
Marlo Dawn Ashley
Marlo Dawn Ashley, age 47, of Odessa, TX passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. She was born in Ft. Worth, TX on August 14, 1970 to Donna (Horton) and Clarence Dewayne New.

Marlo was the mother of twelve, crazy children and the Yaya of 5 wonderful grandchildren. She worked hard every day to ensure that all her children and grandchildren had everything they needed and she could provide. She had many different talents. Marlo could cook you a wonderful meal and then make any kind of garment you ask her for. She was known to make prom dresses for all the girls and many of their friends. Marlo tried to grow a garden on many occasions and never actually mastered that but she sure could grow aloe vera. You would never catch Marlo without a cup of coffee in her hand or very close by. Usually, there was a book within reach as well. Marlo was a joy to everyone that knew her, she was a great mother, a wife, a daughter, and a beloved Yaya. She will be greatly missed by friends and family alike.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband: Wesley Allen Ashley; her parents: Donna and Mic Ayres; six sons: Russell Inzer and wife Tiffany; Zachary Inzer, Hunter Inzer, Ayres Ashley, Flynt “Maverick” Ashley and Gideon Ashley; five daughters: Whitney Inzer, Emily Inzer, Jacquelyn Inzer, Abigail Inzer and Chavvah Ashley; one brother: Derek New and wife Carita; one sister: Jenni Fowler and husband Jeromy; five grandchildren: Amelia, Caroline and Josephine Langenstrass; Addie and Paxton Inzer.

She was preceded in death by her biological father: Clarence New and her daughter: Batiyah Ashley.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Acres West 24 Hour Funeral Chapel and burial will be held privately by family. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Laren Holler
Laren Carol Holler

Laren Carol Holler, 65, joined our Lord on September 24, 2017. She was born on September 26, 1951 in Seminole, Texas to Charlie and Donna Holler.

Laren grew up in Seminole where she was taught the love of all animals by her parents. She spent her formative years working the family ranch and riding barrel horses in the local rodeos. She graduated from Seminole High School in 1969. After high school she attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas where she studied drama and debate. The following year she met and married Marvin Whitaker. Marvin was in the Army, so Laren had the opportunity to leave the small town life and venture out into the world. They went from Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas where the couple’s only daughter was born, to Fort Clayton, Balboa, Panama where she attended Canal Zone College, to their final base together Fort Lee, Richmond, Virginia where they decided to go their separate ways. Laren moved back to Seminole as a single mother and started working in the oilfields. She started with John West Engineering in Hobbs, New Mexico as a field hand, then on to Amarada Hess in Seminole as a production tech. After being laid off in 1986, she went back to school at the University of the Permian Basin to work on her psychology degree. In 1991, she went to work for Clayton Williams as a horizontal drilling tech. After an accident that injured her back she moved back to Seminole and went to work at Oil Reports and Gas Services until it was sold. Even though she worked in a male dominated industry, she thrived. She would say, “Know what no one else knows about your career then, do it better than anyone else.” She never lost her love for animals either and spent the last 20 years rescuing dogs and feral cats. She believed in helping others every chance she could. 

 Laren was preceded in death by her parents Charlie Holler August 1, 1986 and Donna Holler May 31, 1999.

Laren is survived by her daughter Chelsea Whitaker and spouse Billy Baskin of Odessa, Texas, and her grandchildren Madison Webb of Hobbs, New Mexico and Charles Whitaker of Odessa, Texas.

The family has decided to do a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to your favorite animal charity.

Alejandra Anaya Mendoza 2017
Alejandra Anaya Mendoza

Alejandra Anaya Mendoza, age 53, of Odessa, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Mexico. She was born Friday, April 24, 1964 in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her spouse: Isabel Anaya; one son: Humberto Mendoza of Odessa; one daughter: Maria Mendoza of Odessa; four brothers: Jose Cayetano Mendoza Cano of Idaho, Jose Pablo Mendoza Cano of Idaho, Jose Francisco Mendoza Cano of Mexico, Jose Manuel Mendoza Cano of Mexico; two sisters: Guadalupe Marquez Cano of Nebraska, Ramona Torres of El Paso and one grandchild Gael.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Ronnie L Carnes
Ronnie Lynn Carnes

Ronnie Lynn Carnes, age 61, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. He was born Saturday, December 14, 1955 in Odessa to Billy James and Virginia Pauline (Boughers) Carnes.

Ronnie had worked in the family business at B&B Hardware.  He was a talented musician who was one of the last hardcore "hippies". 

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his mother:  Virginia Carnes; brother:  Donnie Carnes; sister:  Jennifer Carnes Abernathy and husband Daniel; and niece and nephew, Courtney Parker and David Carnes.

He was preceded in death by his father and his daughter, Bliss Ladon Carnes.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3608 N. Uranus Ave. Odessa.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  


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