Obituaries 2006

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Stanley Martin Cunningham
Stanley Martin Cunningham died October 5, 2006 in Odessa. He was a retired Process Engineer with International Harvester.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Frances Cunningham of Odessa, Daughter-in-law, Tonna Cunningham of Northlake, Illinois, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was born February 5, 1920 in Fairmont, West Virginia
Memorial services were held Friday, October 6, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jimmy Lee Stewart

Jimmy Lee Stewart, age 64, of Odessa passed away Thursday, October 05, 2006 in Odessa after a lengthy illness. He was born Wednesday, June 24, 1942 in Mildand, Texas to the late Louie B and Nettie Jean (Tisdale) Stewart.

Jim was a retired electrician who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and especially his grandson.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife, Dale Stewart of Odessa, step-son, Bill Foreman and two step-daughters, Sonya DeGeer and Cassandra Cawley all of Odessa; one brother, George Louie Stewart and wife, Bernice, of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister-in-law, Darlene Stewart Hale and husband, Charles, of Odessa. He is also survived by one grandson, James Dale Slade of Odessa and many nieces, nephews and cousins who all mourn his passing.

Jim was also preceded in death by one brother, Richard Ransom Stewart, one cousin, Bennie Booth, three nephews, Jimmy G. Stewart, G. Mickey Stewart and Richard L Stewart and one great nephew, Jonas Sanchez.

The family held a Celebration Of Life from 1 to 3 pm, Saturday, October 07, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Janette “Sis” Weddle

Wilma Janette “Sis” Weddle passed away Sunday, October 15, 2006 in Odessa. She was born Friday, September 10, 1954 in Seminole, to B J and Wilma (Petit) Sanders.

A loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and aunt, Janette enjoyed spending time with her family and attending family parties. She and her family relocated to Odessa having moved here from Fort Stockton. While in Fort Stockton, “Sis”, was an active volunteer for the Paisano Special Olympics. It always seemed that Janette had a green thumb and enjoyed working with plants, but her true love was caring for babies.

Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are her husband, Joe Weddle of Fort Stockton, two sons Michel Weddle of Odessa, and Jeffrey Weddle, and wife, Magdalia, of Jacksonville, FL, her parents, B J and Wilma Sanders of Oak Creek, one brother, James Sanders, and wife, Gayla, of Odessa, two sisters, Donna Sanders and Carol Parker both of Odessa. She also leaves behind four nephews, Matthew Parker, Dawson Parker, Duston Parker and Allen Sanders all of Odessa.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10 am, Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother Roy Jones officiating. Interment will follow at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton.

Clifford Ace Wright
Clifford Ace Wright passed away October 11, 2006 at his home in Odessa. He was a retired Coal Miner.

SURVIVORS: Son, Gregory D. Wright of Boise, Idaho, Richard A. Wright of Odessa, Daughter, Nicola R. Wright of Big Lake, Sister, Virginia Fuson of Andrews, twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was born November 3, 1935 in San Bernadino, Calif.

Services are scheduled for 10 am, October 16, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Big Lake.

Anita Beatley

Anita Beatley passed away October 15, 2006 at Hospice House in Odessa.

SURVIVORS: Brothers, Valente Galvan of Seagraves, Albert Ramirez and Arthur Galvan both of Denver City, sisters, Margie Galvan, Sylvia Galvan, Diana Buffinton and Roseann Honeycutt all of Denver City.

She worked as a caregiver and was a catholic.

Memorial services will be held at the Church of Christ in Denver City at a later date.

Joe P. Mendoza

Joe P. Mendoza, age 49, lifetime resident of Odessa, Texas, went to be with his Lord Thursday, October 19, 2006, at Hospice House of Odessa.  Joe entered this life January 13, 1957 in Big Spring, Texas. He was the son of Ramon Mendoza Sr. and Maria Perez Mendoza.  Joe was a welder in the oilfield.  He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.  He was a hard worker who loved to relax listening to music or barbequing.  He liked pitching washers and playing dominos.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.  He was a giving person who always put others’ feelings first, before his own.

He is survived by his mother:  Maria P. Mendoza of Odessa; one daughter:  Naomi Mendoza of Austin; four brothers:  Ramon P. Mendoza, Jr and wife Irene, Juan P. Mendoza, Frank P. Mendoza and wife Irma, and Johnny Mendoza, all of Odessa; four sisters:  Benita M. Luna and husband Jesse of Grand Prairie, TX, Carmen M. Campos and husband Blas of Odessa, Mary M. Alcantar and husband Lee of Irving, TX and Mary Ann Mendoza of Odessa; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father:  Ramon Mendoza, Sr., his wife:  Yolanda Mendoza, and one brother:  David “Bibi” Mendoza Sr.

Rosary was said at 7:00 pm Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial was at St Anthony Catholic Church at 10:00 am Monday, October 23, 2006.  Pallbearers will be Johnny Mendoza, David Mendoza, Jr, Jesse Luna, Jr, Mark Anthony Campos, Sr, Christopher Campos, and Javier Becerra Jr. Interment followed at Rosehill Cemetery in Odessa.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

D.A. Smith

Donnie Atlas Smith, Sr. age 79 passed from this life on Friday, October 20, 2006 at Hospice House of Odessa. He was born Tuesday, November 16, 1926 in Hempstead, TX to the late Dink and Annie (Adcock) Smith.  D.A. married Mamie Jean Gressett on March 17, 1944 in Houston, TX. Together they had six children.

He lived in Odessa for 50 years.  Retired from work as a sheetrock finisher, he was known in West Odessa as the “Bicycleman”.

Those left behind to cherish his love and memories are his wife Mamie Jean Smith of Odessa; three sons:  Donnie A. Smith, Jr. and wife Wanda of Denton, TX, Charlie Smith and wife Suzanne of Odessa, TX, and Troy Smith and wife Tina of Hot Springs, AK; two daughters:  Gaynell Roberts and husband Steve of Carthage, MS, and Brenda Johnson and husband Jack of Hobbs, NM; and fourteen grandchildren:  Shannon, Elektra, Kris, Misti, Tracey, Tammy, Teresa, Terry, Tasha, Prentice, Robin, Debra, Casey, Sarah, and twenty-one great grandchildren:  Jordan, Brian, Nicky, Julie, Rikki, Taylor, Christian, Joshua, Elijah, Noah, Caine, Carlee, Chloe, Bailey, Analeise, Matthew, Ashley, Hannah, Zack, Julia, and Payton.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Dink and Annie Smith; one daughter:  Deborah Kay Smith; two brothers:  Ernest Smith and Potsy Smith; three sisters:  Susie, Penny, and Lois; and one grandson:  Jason Hill.

Funeral services were held 3:00 pm Saturday, October 21, 2005 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in West Odessa with Pastor Steve Roberts officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Germana Venegas Acosta

Germana Acosta, age 70, of Odessa passed away Sunday, October 22, 2006, at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Thursday, October 15, 1936 in San Antonio, Del Bravo, Mexico to the late Secundino and Concepcion (Lozano) Venegas.

An excellent homemaker, Germana married Sigifredo Acosto August 1, 1959. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother known as “Mama”.  She enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her family.  She also liked to knit. She was a very devoted Christian lady who worshipped at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Those left behind to cherish her love and memories are her husband Sigifredo Acosta of Odessa; four sons:  Rudolfo Acosta, Gilberto Acosta, and Saul Acosta, all of Odessa and Samuel Acosta of Big Bend, TX; one daughter: Yecenia Acosta Hernandea of Odessa; three brothers: Secundino Venegas Jr. and Octavio Venegas both of Colorado, and Eliseo Venegas of Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico; two sisters:  Eva Muniz of Pecos, TX and Maria Jesus Ornelas of Midland, TX; eighteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Rosary was said 7:00 pm Monday, October 23, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in West Odessa.  Mass of Christian Burial was 12:00 noon Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  Interment followed at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Terry Lee “Doc Holiday” Good

Terry Lee “Doc Holiday” Good, age 45, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at Hospice House. He was born Monday, September 04, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to William D and Doris J (McBroom) Good.

Terry was a disabled veteran from the US Navy and was a member of the VFW Post 4149 and the American Legion of Odessa. He was also a member of the Last Few Motorcycle Club.

He leaves behind his wife, Tina Good, two sons, Jonathan and Phillip Good and one daughter, Rebekah Good all of Odessa. He also leaves behind his mother Doris Good of Geary, Okla, one brother, David Good of Odessa and one sister Doris Diane Good of Louisiana.  Terry was preceded in death by his father and one brother William Good.

Memorial services with Military Honors are scheduled for 1 pm, Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Zion Christian Church with Brother Dewey Blevins officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the R G Bedford Toy Run Fund at Zion Christian Church, PO Box 5517, Odessa, 79764.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Billy J Hooten

Billy J. Hooten, age 73, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2006. He was born Monday, November 07, 1932 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida to the late Leroy and Lillie (Mc Rae) Hooten.

Billy was a Veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Even though he was a very easy going, laid back kind of person, and always there for anyone, Billy held a little bit of mischief inside and enjoyed pulling pranks and telling jokes. He enjoyed sitting with his friends and talking about fishing, the Army, Korea and Vietnam.  Billy worked as a Machinist for Hamil Machine Shop until his retirement. He decided he couldn’t just sit at home; he needed to do something, so he took a job delivering the Dollar Saver.

Those left behind to cherish his love, memory and friendship are his wife, Billie Hooten of Odessa, three daughters, Lori Taylor and husband, Edwin, of Throckmorton, Chrystal Murray and husband, Donny, of Turpin, Oklahoma, Phyllis Renfro and fiancé, Jeff McClain of Odessa and Christine Busby, also of Odessa, one brother, Bobby Hooten of Wolfforth, twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Hooten and one sister, Cleta Hooten.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm, Monday, October 30, 2006 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother Roy Jones officiating.


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