Obituaries 2013

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Harold Hulen Say

Harold Hulen Say, 77, of Odessa passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at his residence in Odessa. He was born on December 31, 1935 to James Joshua Say and Vera Ellen (Merideth) Say in Biggers, Arkansas. He was in the U.S. Army and worked for PG + E at Truck Tire Center (Firestone) in California.

Harold loved wrestling, San Francisco 49ers, and cooking briskets. A master mechanic, he enjoyed working on cars. He also enjoyed the outdoors, camping and mowing the lawn.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons: Gary Don Sims and wife Marlene of Odessa; one brother; three sisters; three grandchildren: Misty Franklin, Gary Sims,II, and Amy Cronk; nine great- grandchildren: Kassidy, Dylan, Hunter, Ambrie, Ashtin, Addison, Haygen, Korbin and Chandler all of Odessa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife: Billie Mae (Sims) Say.

A private memorial is scheduled for a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Vicki Jo Boyle

Vicki Jo Boyle, 54, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013, in Odessa, Texas. She was born November 28, 1958 to the late Louis Cooper and Dorothy (Morrow) Cooper in Odessa, TX. Vicki was a clerical worker in the oil field.

Those left to cherish her memory include her mother: Dorothy Cooper of Odessa, TX; sons: Chris Boyle of Tuscaloosa, AL; Bobby Boyle of St. Paul, MN; Kelly Boyle of Tuscaloosa, AL; daughter: Brenna Boyle of Odessa, TX; brothers: Steve Cooper of Odessa, TX; Ronnie Cooper of Tuscaloosa, AL; sister: Sharon Diehl of Thayer, MO; and one grandchild. She is preceded in death by her father: Louis Cooper.

Services will be privately held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel, 8115 W. University Blvd. Odessa, TX.

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Miltrue Collins

Miltrue Collins was born on March17, 1924 to parents Tommy Cotton and Alvessie Nealy Cotton, in Midway, Madison Co., Texas. She transitioned to her eternal home on March 11, 2013. She attended school in Midway, Texas, Stamford, Texas, and the Abilene Colored School (Woodson High School) where she was the oldest living graduate at the time of her death. She later attended Prairie View College and became an RN.  

She married Vernon Collins in Abilene, TX in 1944, and they remained married for 52 years until his death in 1996. They moved to Odessa in the mid '40s. She was employed as a nurse at Medical Center Hospital working first in the pediatric unit and later in the recovery room. She was an activist for minorities in the hospital which at one time kept all minorities in the basement regardless of their sickness. The hospital eventually did become integrated. 

She was baptized into the church at an early age and was an active member of the Highland and Bunche Church of Christ where she served as a Bible school teacher and youth coordinator. 

She and her good friend Mildred Chaffin worked tirelessly to bring to West Texas the Head Start program and she later worked in the program as the  first Health Coordinator for the underprivileged children. Long  before there were home healthcare organizations, she administered medications and other treatments to the minority community at home without any compensation. She served as president of the PTA and Band Booster Club, and traveled with the band as a chaperone. She was very active in the Democratic Party and was part of the Odessa delegation that spoke to the Texas legislature which established the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She was a member of the NAACP, a volunteer for the Red Cross, and a board member of the Gertrude Bruce Historical Center. She served on the Ector Co. Historical Commission and was responsible for the historical marker recognizing Blackshear High School. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vernon Collins, her daughter Shelia Collins, and her brother Glen Cotton. 

She leaves to mourn her memory two sons, Gene (Joann) Collins and Hubert (Debra) Collins all of Odessa,  two sisters Sandra (Willie) Hunter of Abilene, Mildred of Richmond, CA., two brothers Allen Lewis Cotton of Atlanta, GA., and J. T. Cotton of Lubbock, TX, 7 grandchildren, Gene O. Collins, Jr., Hubert Collins, Jr., Vernon Russell Collins, Randy Smith, Jesse Houston, Demetrius Collins, and April Collins. 9 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Public and Family viewing will be held on Friday, March 15 from 4 pm ‘til 8 pm at the Highland and Bunche St Church of Christ. Homegoing services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at the 6th and Jackson St Church of Christ with Bro. Howard Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery. Services are entrusted to the Acres West Funeral Home. 

John A. Bingham

John A. Bingham, 81, of Odessa died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at his residence in Odessa. He was born on October 7, 1931 to the late John A. Bingham III and Ruth (Mansfield) Bingham in New York City (Borough of Queens), New York. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Naval Submarine Service.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife: Kathrine (Beebe) Bingham of Odessa; son: Michael Bingham of Rocky Hill, Connecticut; daughters: Cindy Smith of Kirtland, New Mexico and Diane Johnson of Farmington, New Mexico; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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

Betty Marie Fountain

Betty Marie Fountain, age 84, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Hospice House in Odessa. She was born on April 4, 1927 in Sparenberg, TX to Matt Knapp and Lula (Newman) Knapp. She was a devoted wife and homemaker.

Betty lived on the point in Mississippi growing up and always loved the area. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing Gin Rummy and putting puzzles together. She was not one to sugarcoat anything and was known for “shooting from the hip”, but she was generous to a fault and loving to others.   She was an excellent cook, whose specialties included jambalaya and seafood.

She is survived by two sisters: Dorothy Knapp of Odessa and Frances Linscott of Quincy, WA; and her beloved deer-legged Chihuahua:  Mitzy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother:  Thomas and six sisters:  Joella, Lula Mae, Eunice, Billie, Clara, and Wilma.

Services will be held at Biloxi National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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Karis Wynima “K” Lewis

Karis Wynima “K” Lewis, age 77, of Odessa, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Colgate, Oklahoma on Tuesday, November 26, 1935 to the Earl German Baxter and Luvisa Mae (Lowrey) Baxter.  She graduated from Midland High School and went on to attend the University of Arkansas, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She was a former member of the Ector County Utility District and Past President of AmVets Ladies’ Auxiliary.

K was a very charitable person and was always donating to help those in need.  She was an excellent salesperson who enjoyed working with people.  She was an entrepreneur who had her hand in many businesses.  K was never afraid to work and tackled any obstacle that got in her way.  Always a teacher at heart, her passion was helping children with their educational skills.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of over 42 years:  James Lewis of Odessa; son:  Robert White and wife Toni of Breckenridge, TX; brother:  John Baxter and wife Mary of Odessa; two grandchildren:  Trevor White and Niki White Tanner and husband Kirt, all of Lubbock; one great-grandson:  Nathan Turner of Lubbock; and numerous nieces and nephews:  Hunter and Morgan Parrish, Cheryl Parrish, LeRoy and Kathy Howard, Dean Howard, Michael Howard, Patrick Howard, Julie Howard, Amanda and Will Renfro, and Jared and Wendi Roach.

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Monday, March 18, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Fred Meisner.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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Jerry Mack Howle

Jerry Mack Howle, 68, of Odessa passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013. He was born in Abilene, Texas to B.B. Howle and Maedelle (Williams) Howle on September 2, 1944. He married Jeane Martin in Amarillo Texas on February 10, 1973. He was a corporate pilot and worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for seven years.

Early in his career, Jerry flew as an air ambulance pilot before he began his work as a corporate pilot. Jerry also flew a DC 3 spraying for mosquitoes over the Plainview area. Jerry was a great teacher and was always able to help those he taught understand difficult concepts. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed restoring old cars, hunting, and spending time in the outdoors. Jerry was very serious minded and was never found sitting idle. He was always working and when life got slow Jerry would make up things to do. Jerry was a member of the United States Army and was awarded a medal for his rifle marksmanship as well as the Basic Misslemans Badge.

Left behind to mourn his passing are his wife: Jeane (Martin) Howle of Odessa, TX; son: Kevin Howle of Manila, Philippines; daughter: Tawanna Hext and her husband Tim of Odessa, TX; sisters: Anne Herbage of Houston, TX and Cretha Carrell of Dallas, TX; grandchildren: Cobylynn Hext and Shelby Brown, both of Odessa, TX; and one great-grandchild: Kaiden.

He was preceded in death by his parents: B.B. and Maedelle Howle and his brothers: Bill and Wayne.

Visitation will be held at Potosi Baptist Church in Potosi, TX on Monday, March 18 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at Potosi Baptist Church at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 with Graveside services with Military Honors following at Potosi Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Pastor Leonard Cotten of Calvary Chapel West Texas. Pallbearers include Coby Hext, Tim Boyd, Sammy Hinojos, and Tommy Martin. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

John Carl Emil Lucas

John Carl Emil Lucas, age 54, of Odessa, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Frankfort, Germany to Calvin Carl Lucas and Dolly Goss (Chapman) Lucas on April 28, 2013.  He was a plant operator and diesel mechanic.

He is survived by his wife:  Deborah (Allen) Lucas of Odessa; brother:  Ervin Goss of Terrell, TX; sister:  Dorthy Bennett of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

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

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Wanda Ruth Daley-Holland

Wanda Ruth Daley-Holland, 74, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013. She was born in Hillsboro, TX on April 14, 1938 to the late David Houston Hawkins and Della Mae (Keeton) Hawkins. She was a homemaker and waitress. 

Wanda’s favorite TV channel was The Food Network.  She loved cooking and used this talent to express her love to others by always remembering everyone’s favorite foods and incorporating them into the meals she served. She loved picking fresh tomatoes and eating them with salt.  As a child, she could often be found in the tomato garden. Wanda was a hard worker with immeasurable strength, a free spirit, a perfectionist and someone you could count on to “tell it like it is”.  She prided herself on keeping up with current fashions.  Wanda’s memory was sharp as a tack and she could regale any listener with great stories of past adventures. 

Survivors are her sons: Joel Steven Self of Odessa, TX,  John Clay Self of San Antonio, TX; and George Daley Jr. and wife Debra of Odessa, TX; daughter: Rebecca McCauley of Austin, TX; daughter in law: Vickie Daley of Pampa, TX; brother: Clarence Wesley Hawkins and wife Wonda of Big Spring, TX; fifteen grandchildren and twenty five great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her parents: David and Della Mae Hawkins; husband: Bill Holland; son: Bobby Daley; brothers: Maurice LaVern Hawkins, Albert Lewis Hawkins, John Ellis Hawkins, Marlin Houston Hawkins, and Charles Ray Hawkins; and sister: Leona Ailene Steen. 

Memorial services will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, TX on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm, officiated by Chaplain Larry Hood. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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John Acosta Fierro

John Acosta Fierro, age 50, of Odessa, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 while vacationing with his family at Lake Texoma.  He was born in Artesia, NM on August 22, 1962 to Olivia M. (Acosta) Fierro and the late Juan de Dios Fierro.  He graduated from Permian High School in Odessa and attended college.  John worked as a carpenter and painter.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

He is survived by his mother:  Olivia Fierro of Odessa; three brothers:  Robert Fierro and wife Eva of Garland, TX, David Fierro and wife Misty of Odessa, TX and Chris Fierro and wife Mireya, of Odessa; one sister:  Julie Fierro Morales and husband Raul of Odessa; nieces and nephews:  Krista Fierro, Dezzarae Olivas, Christopher Fierro, Mark Anthony Fierro, Abigail Morales, Zavior Fierro, Emily Morales, and EliAna Morales; and one grand-niece:  Azaniyah Olivas Cortez. John never married, but had four beloved god-children:  Jeremiah Paniaqua, Ruby Patino, Samantha Patino, and Matrix Patino. 

Rosary will be said Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, March 21, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, officiated by Father Mark Woodruff.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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