Obituaries 2006

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Martina Rubio Montanez
Martina Rubio Montanez, age 96 of Kermit, died July 12, 2006 in Odessa. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Martina was born January 30, 1910 in Ojinaga, Mexico.
Survivors include two daughters, Manuela Mendez of Kermit and Maria de Jesus Hernandez of Odessa, six grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Rosary was held at 7 pm, July 13, 2006 at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Kermit. Interment is scheduled for July 15, 2006 at El Ultimo Refugio Cemeterio in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Petra Molinar Lopez

Petra Lopez, long time resident of Kermit departed this earthly world on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at Seabury Nursing Center in Odessa. She was born Saturday, December 13, 1913 in Presidio, Texas to Silverio and Raquel (Montes) Molinar. She was 92.


A loving mother and grandmother, Petra loved to cook and was good at it. Although her tortillas, not always perfectly round and usually ending up looking like road maps with holes in them, they were still the best. In her younger days, she would get on the floor with the grandchildren and make clay animals.


Petra was a jokester, always pulling some type of joke on an unsuspecting soul. There was a tender, loving side to her also, like the time she gave the grandkids a penny for each gray hair they pulled out of her head – knowing all along it was oftentimes the same hair. Or the smile she hid when she found that one of the grandsons had used her best Sunday-go-to-meeting shoes to play football in.


Petra was dearly loved by all. Her passing will leave a hole in everyone’s hearts. Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are five sons, Joe “Sonny” Lopez and wife, Esther of Kermit, Eddie Lopez of Midland, Palermo Jay Lopez and wife, Luli of Azle, Texas, Freddie Don Lopez and wife, Cindy of Houston and Roland Lopez and wife, Sara of Odessa and one daughter, Pauline Lopez of Odessa. Petra also leaves behind eighteen grandchildren, Barbara Munoz, Benny Lopez, Harold Lopez, Melinda White, Brenda Denton, Norma Abila, Eddie Lopez, Sylvia Clark, Trey Lopez, Marco Lopez, Michael Lopez, Jake Lopez, Roland Lopez, Jr, Ariana Lopez, Matthew Lopez, Annette Armijo, Debra Millholland and Karen Evans, thirty great grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.


Petra was preceded in death by her husband, Pale on December 20, 1996. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Sabino Aguirre, Rafael Aguirre, Jesus Molinar and Justo Molinar and four sisters, Rebecca Aguirre, Raquel Aguirre, Lupe Molinar and Hermana Venegas and one grandson, Zayd Munoz.


Pallbearers are her grandsons, Benny Lopez, Eddie Lopez, Marco Lopez, Michael Lopez, Roland Lopez, Jr, Harold Lopez, Trey Lopez and Brannock Snelgrove. Honorary Pallbearers are the remainder of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.


Rosary is scheduled for 7 pm, Monday, July 17, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 2 pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at St Mary's Church in Odessa. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Gillie Nadine Sykes

Gillie (Blondie) Nadine Sykes went to be with her Lord and Savior July 15, 2006. She was born in Cass County, Texas on January 31, 1918 to Rock Isaac and Bertha Mae Golden.


Nadine fought a long and courageous battle on this earth without complaint. She had numerous friends and relatives having resided in Odessa since 1949.


Services are scheduled for 10:00 A. M. Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Faith Community Baptist Church, 9902 West University in Odessa with the Reverends Wayne Shelton, Robert Lamb Jr. and Shaye Lamb officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery on South Dixie. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


She is survived by her husband, Max Sykes, three sons and daughters-in-law David and Shirley Brunette, Charlie and Nancy Brunette of Odessa, Ricky and Debbie Brunette of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, two daughters Glennell McDonald of Odessa, Stella Brunette of Amarillo and sister Doris Lunsford of Lawrence, Kansas, nineteen grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers, Hershel, Sam, Taft, Little Son, Sonny Boy, Bernice, Perry and T. C. Golden, three sisters, Alma, Viola and Hadee, two daughters, Judy Beauchamp and Ernestine Burt, son Morris Brunette, grandsons Steven McDonald, Donald McDonald and Shane Brunette of Odessa and great grandson Tommy J. Scott.


The Angels in Heaven Rejoiced when we opened the window, Mama. We will love and miss you daily until our broken chain becomes a circle again. Special Thanks to Kelly, Hospice House, Medical Center Hospital, Dr. Prasad and Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Doris Beloat 

Doris Beloat , age 83, of Odessa, died SaturdayJuly 22, 2006, at her residence in Odessa.


SURVIVORS: One nephew:  Lester Hull of Flagstaff, AZ


She was born May 10, 1923 in Coahoma, TX


Graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 AWednesdayJuly 26, 2006 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Reverend Emmett Barnard officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Robert Edison "Bobby" Means

Robert "Bobby" Means, age 34, of Odessa, died MondayJuly 24, 2006, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.


He is survived by his wife, Adonica Means and daughter, Gladys Means of Odessa; his Mother, Teresa Means of Waco, TX; Grandmother, Benita Rodriguez of Bryan, TX; two brothers, David and Dana Means both of Odessa and four sisters, Tammy Riviera, Michelle Means, and Marcella Urias all of Waco, TX and Valerie Soto of Odessa


He was born January 24, 1972 in Rosenberg, TX


Rosary was said 7:00 PThursdsayJuly 27, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Interment is scheduled for 1:30 pm, Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Mildred Christine Lawson

Mildred Christine Lawson, age 78, of Odessa, passed away Monday, August 7, 2006, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Monday, May 21, 1928 in Llano, Texas to the late Delbert and Virgie (Willis) Harris.

A loving wife, mother grandma and great grandmother, Christine enjoyed doing crafts and collecting antiques. She was a past member of the Odessa Women’s Bowling Association.

Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are her husband Hays Lawson of Odessa; one daughter, Judy Leverich and husband, Ron, also of Odessa; one son, Carroll Hays Lawson and wife, Rodena, of Houston; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers are Ricky Scarborough, Jeffrey Scarborough, Darrel Martin, Dustin Martin, Steven Martin and Robert Lawson. Honorary Pallbearers are all retired firefighters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, August 10, 2006 at Westover Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Odessa. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Michelle Ashley Llanez

Michelle Ashley Llanez, a precious angel who blessed this earth for almost five months returned to Heaven Tuesday, August 15, 2006 from her home in Odessa. She was the daughter of Libo Llanez and Clarissa Ruiz.  They celebrated her birth on March 19, 2006.

Those left to cherish her sweet memory are her parents: Libo Llanez and Clarissa Ruiz, her paternal grandparents: Liborio Llanez and Josie Pedroza, both of Odessa; and her maternal grandparents:  Cheryl Bernal of Reno, NV and Hector Ruiz of Odessa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Friday, August 18, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother Roy Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of West Odessa.

Jo Medrith Crump

Jo Medrith Crump, age 63, of Odessa, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at Hospice House. She was born Wednesday, September 02, 1942 in Hillsboro, Hills County, Texas to the late Joe and Medrith (Nugent) James. Soon after, the family moved to Abilene where Jo raised her children.

She was a homemaker who loved to decorate. She enjoyed reading and listening to Joel Olsteen.

Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are her husband Richard Crump; one son, Stan Akin of Odessa; three daughters, Sylvia Martin and Stephanie Green both of Odessa and Sharon Sawyer of Midland; twenty-two grandchildren; Robert Green, Ryan Green, Ridge Johnson, Ross Johnson, Robyn Hunt, Laura Moomey, Christopher Martin, Richard Thiebaud, Amanda Thiebaud, Barry Keiffer, Sean Riggs, Dale Akin, April Akin; one great-grandchild, Darin Green and one on the way, Jacob. She also leaves behind her extended family, Lisa Aldridge, Cynthia French, Jackie French, David Aldridge and Alexander Aldridge.

Pallbearers are Scott Riggs, John Ramsey, Ryan Green, Dale Akin, Richard Thiebaud and David Sawyer.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, August 18, 2006 with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery with Brother Roy Jones officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family of Jo Crump would like to thank everyone for their support during her long battle of cancer. Special Thanks goes to Mitzi Baker and Harvey and Pat Crump for supporting her to the very end.

Danny Ray Womack

Danny Ray Womack, age 46, of Odessa, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2006, at Medical Center Hospital.

He was a pumping unit inspector.

Survivors are two daughters, Crystal Allen of Odessa and Aija Womack of Giddings, Texas; one son, Zane Womack of Odessa; three sisters, Terry Millington of Granbury, Texas, Jackie Beatty of Lamesa, Texas and Dianne Tobias of Odessa and four grandchildren.

He was born Tuesday, April 05, 2006 in Crane, Crane County, Texas to Bert and Mary (Roberson) Womack.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday, August 24, 2006 at Grandview Church of God. Interment will follow at Gaines County Cemetery in Seagraves, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Juanita Brewer

Juanita “Sissy” Ann Pearce Walton Brewer left this earthly life to meet her Lord on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage.  Affectionately known by most people as “Sissy”, she was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend – and much loved by all.

Sis was born at home on March 19, 1935 in Hot Springs, NM to Anna Mae Ogden Pearce and Andrew Rufe Pearce.  At age 16, she married Joe Dan Walton.  They lived most of their years together in and around Odessa, TX.  A beautician by profession, she quit to help manage her husband’s car sales business.  Several years after Joe’s death in 1978, Sis moved to Oklahoma City and married Bill E. Brewer who died in 1999.  She started her own business and developed a large clientele.  Her company, Perfect Image, became a “household” word to builders in OKC.  A petite and vivacious redhead (until a few years ago when her hair turned silver), she was generous and loving with a heart as big as Texas and we will all miss her terribly.

Sissy is survived by her beloved children, Letha JoAnn Walton Adcock and husband, Larry, of Odessa; Danny Darwayne Walton and Lorri Lanell Walton Anderson, both of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters & brothers, Peggy Jean Pearce Blythe and husband, Boyd of Alvin, TX; Billy Wayne Pearce and wife, Barbara of San Angelo, TX; Danny Leon Pearce and wife, Carlene, of Artesia, NM; Jimmy Darwin (Hoppy) Pearce and wife, Alta, of Artesia, NM; Melva Lanell Pearce-Meador and husband, Ardell, of Cleburne, TX; William Lorin Pearce and wife, Dorothy Brandon Pearce, of Odessa, TX; grandchildren, Sheldon Lee Adcock and wife, Mary, of Odessa, TX; Joe Dan Adcock of Fort Worth, TX; Brittany Walton, Ashley Walton of OKC; great-grandchildren, Seth and Bryson Adcock; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services were held 3:00 pm Saturday, August 26, 2006 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Bertha Corrales 

Bertha Lidia Corrales, age 49, of Odessa died WednesdayAugust 23, 2006, at her residence in Odessa.


SURVIVORS: Husband- Antonio Corrales of Odessa; Mother - Rubenzia Ramirez of Dodge City, Kansas; one son - Auden Corrales of Odessa; two Daughters,  Gloria Contreras and Elizana Corrales both of Odessa; two brothersJorge Rodriguez of Garden City, TX and Edrasmo Rodriguez of Nolanville, TX and three SistersYolanda Ramirez of Odessa, Brenda Barrgan of Ft. Hood, TX and Belinda Vasquez of Dodge City, KS 


She was born March 18, 1957 in Ojinaga, Mexico.


Rosary is scheduled for Thursday evening August 24, 2006 at 7:00 pm at 241 S. Lori.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 2:00 pm Friday, August 25, 2006.   Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

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