Obituaries 2011

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Elbert Moore

Elbert Moore was born March 1, 1946 in Quanah, TX to Jerry and Buler Moore.  Elbert was the baby of the family.  Elbert accepted Christ at an early age at Macedonia Baptist Church.  He graduated from Quanah High School.  He later moved to Odessa, TX for a short time period, then went to Dallas, TX for 23 years.  He returned to Odessa in the late 1990’s.  Elbert worshipped with Freedom Missionary Baptist Church.  He passed from this life in Odessa on December 29, 2011. 

Elbert is preceded in death by Jerry and Buler Moore, brothers:  JB, Joe, and Albert Moore, and sisters:  Jerrienne Toms, Pearline Houston, and Emma Jean Williams.  

He is survived by his son:  Elbert Miller of Ft. Worth, TX; daughter:  Sharon Prophet of Houston, TX; brothers:  Melvin Moore of Santiago, Chile, and Calvin Moore and wife Linda and Archie Moore and wife Earsie, all of Odessa; sisters:  Mae Francis Carr and Helen Moore of Quanah, TX; grandsons:  Stevie Prophet, Jr., Devonn Moore, and Coldy Moore; granddaughter:  Javide Moore; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 612 N. Jefferson Ave., in Odessa, officiated by Rev. James Archie and W.M. Tatum, officiating Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  

Maudie Lou “Lou” Lumpkin

Maudie Lou “Lou” Lumpkin, of Odessa, was called to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Comanche County, Texas.  Lou was born in Brownfield on April 16, 1946 to Ernest George Thornton and Maudie Darlene (Cole) Thornton.  She earned her degree in cosmetology and also worked as a secretary and bookkeeper.  She and her husband, John, married in Seagraves on March 15, 1964.  Together, they raised their son, Alan, of whom she was very proud.  When he was blessed with two children, nothing could have made her happier, and she loved them like there was no tomorrow.

Lou enjoyed making costume jewelry, ceramics, and genealogy.  She didn’t enjoy the fishing herself, but loved to go down to Comanche and stay in the travel trailer with John, especially if the grandchildren came over from Brownfield.  She was a wonderful mother-in-law and was most content spending time with family and friends.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  John Lumpkin of Odessa; son:  Alan Lumpkin and wife Mary of Odessa; two grandchildren:  Khristopher Alan Roe and wife Elizabeth, and Anthony Thomas Lumpkin, all of Brownwood; brother:  Ernest Thornton and wife Ann of Andrews; four sisters:  Yvonne Smith and husband J. W. of Lubbock, Ann Goff and husband Frank of Baxter, TN, Virginia Franklin and husband Ted of Abilene, Veta Hicks and husband Rick of Lake Arthur, LA; brothers-in-law:  Archie Lumpkin and wife Laverne of Odessa, Kenneth Lumpkin and wife Joyce of Watonga, OK, and Robert Lumpkin and wife Debbie of Coleman; sisters-in-law:  Mildred Butler and husband Elmer of Denver City, Elsie Edwards and husband Robert, and Eddie Rimmer and husband Ron, all of Powers, OR, Dorothy Durbin and husband John of Holdenville, OK; longtime companion:  Linda Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins and innumerable friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening, January 1, 2012 from 5 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at West University Church of Christ (where she and John are long-time members), officiated by Brother Roy Jones.  Pallbearers will be Leon and Doug Sellars, Tim Thornton, Mike Parker, Aaron Merriman, and Boyd Ham.  Burial will follow services at Gaines County North Cemetery in Seminole at 2:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Barbara Lyvonne Crockett Judd Webb Grimm

Mrs. Barbara Lyvonne Crockett Judd Webb Grimm, age 73, died December 29, 2011 in Madison, FL.

Funeral services will be Thursday, 11:00 at Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel with burial at Midway Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 6 – 8 PM at Beggs Funeral Home.

She was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky and moved to Tampa at an early age before moving to Madison in 1978. She went back and forth between Kentucky and Madison. She was active in Madison County Cloggers. She participated in South GA Trail Riders and loved horses. Charter fishing boat out of Carrabelle, FL and Madeira Beach. She was a member of the relief Society C of JC of LDS. She volunteered for Consolidated Christian Ministries. She was very involved in ancestry and genealogy during her later years. She was a member of NRA, American Legion Post 224 Cherry Lake. She was a cancer survivor for 46 years.

She is survived by 2 sons: Michael Anthony Judd (Kay) of Odessa, Texas and Clarence Edward Webb (Katherine) of Lee; 2 brothers; David Edward Crockett III of Madison and Jimmy Delano Crockett (Loretta) of Brooksville; sister–in-law Carol of Bellville, Michigan; 6 Grandchildren Debra, Christopher, William, Allen, Jeremy and December Leigh; 2 step grandchildren Victor Woods (Amy) of Odessa, TX and Charles Woods (Lisa) of Kermit, TX, and several Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son: William Gerald Judd, Jr.

Donations may be made to Relief Society, C/O Shaun Robinson, 198 NE Gloriosa Ln, Lee, FL 32059.

Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850)-973-2258. 

Margaret Helen (Johnson) White

Margaret Helen (Johnson) White, age 60, of Eloy, AZ, passed from this life on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Sienna Care Center.  She was born in Eloy, AZ on November 5, 1951 to the late Johnny and Lillie (Locket) Johnson.  Mrs. White had given her life over to the Lord and enjoyed attending church.  She was a homemaker, beloved mother of five.   

Margaret was loving and kind and did the best that she knew how and was always there for her children, especially when they were struggling.  She did not have it easy, but she always did the best she could and was the best mother she could be.  She was strong for her kids and they are all grateful to her and cherish her.  She was a caretaker for her sister and for her husband when they were preparing for their own homegoing.  Mrs. White enjoyed life and loved to be around her family and friends. She enjoyed a good laugh and a card game.  Her children were separated at times, and she just lived to see them all come together.  We will love and cherish her memories. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are son:  Brian Tobler (Donna) of Odessa; daughter:  Denise Johnson (Sam Carter) of Odessa; son:  Gene Anthony Johnson of Eloy, AZ; son:  Smitty Long, Jr of Eloy, AZ; son:  Regional Gene Johnson of Eloy, AZ; five brothers:  Frank Johnson (Debbie), and Sammy Johnson (Veronica), Rosevelt Johnson, all of Mesa, AZ, Rosevelt Johnson of unknown residence and Willie Johnson (Ivy) of Californial;  and grandchildren:  O’Shay Stevenson, Keith Brian Tobler  (Naquisha Johnson), Javier Garcia, Amber Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Sam Carter III, Malasia Johnson, and Shavante Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews.    

Her parents and her husband, Elijah White, and her sister:  Mary Johnson, precede her in death.   

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 8115 W. University Blvd, Odessa, Texas.

Fred Allen Knapp

Fred Allen Knapp, age 66, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011, at his home.  He was born in Del Rio, TX on September 10, 1945 to the late Delmer Nelson Knapp and Sara Nellie (Morey) Knapp.  He worked as a wallpaper hanger.

Fred enjoyed gardening and flying model airplanes.  He also loved hang gliding.

He is survived by his daughter:  Tesha Lynn Knapp of San Antonio; one brother:  Alfred “Al” Knapp and wife Dorothy Marie of Odessa; and two nephews:  James Edward Knapp and wife Andrea of Odessa and Thomas Alfred Knapp of Chicago, IL.

In addition to his parents, his son:  Allen Nelson Knapp precedes him in death.

Graveside services will be at the Odessa Garden of Ector County Cemetery at 10:00 AM Thursday, January 5, 2012, Pastor Brian Serrano officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s name to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas Ave. Odessa, TX 79761.



Mary Jane Horton

Mary Jane Horton, of Odessa, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at her residence. She was born Wednesday, January 16, 1946 in Lake Arthur, Chaves County, New Mexico to Raymond B. and Jessie (Cortez) Lopez.

Mary met Andres “Abe” Horton on a Christmas Eve in California and went on their first date the following January 1st.  Abe (stationed in the Navy) left to go back overseas, and upon his return, Mary and her priest were waiting for him. They were married in April 1965 in Visalia, California. 

Mary enjoyed going fishing and camping in Farmington, NM and crocheting. Her weakness was her sweet tooth and she just couldn’t resist candy, ice cream and lollipops.  

Even though you would find her laughing and smiling, her motherly instincts had her worrying over her family, always penny pinching and saving money. She was the backbone of the family. 

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband, Abe, one son:  Abran Horton and wife Olga; two daughters:  LeAnn and Nikolette and three grandchildren, all of Odessa. She also leaves behind one brother:  Raymond Lopez and wife Virginia of Roswell, NM; and two sisters:  Martha Estrada and husband Jose and Rita Camacho, all of Odessa. 

Mary was preceded in death her parents and one sister, Josie Garcia. 

Memorial services are scheduled for 7:00 pm, Friday, January 6, 2012 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Brother John Lyons officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.












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