Obituaries 2013

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Saidor Hopson "Hoppy" Turman

Saidor Hopson Turman passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 surrounded by family and friends.  He was born December 31,1952 in Sonora, TX to Austin Davis and Namiko Turman.


With a love for creation and his family, Saidor 'Hoppy' Turman inspired most everyone he talked to. Anyone who knew him knew that there would always be an engaging conversation on nature and the most current disease to the animal population. His love for nature, however is what proved to him that there is a Creator. Baptized on January 28,1967at the age of 16 until his death, he was an active servant of Jehovah. His 44 years of volunteer service as a Jehovah's Witness included serving as an elder for many years and participating on the RBC. His love for this service was deeply impressed on his surviving children; Miko (21), Nevada (18), and Kenji (17).  His support for helping his kids do their utmost to continue in this volunteer service was well known. Along with his volunteering and job as a Wildlife Biologist for the USDA, Hoppy spent the last two decades cultivating a life and future for his family on a ranch outside of Fort Stockton. The ranch was Hoppy's way to show friends the fun and beauty in nature.


He is also survived by his younger brother Patton Gill, and his wife Dava, Gill and Dava's two children Levi and Tamrin, and Levi's wife Elizebeth and their children Austin and Audrey, as well as Uncle Bill Harris, and other cousins in the local area.


Special thanks to the following families: Gordons, Forneys, Blancos, Williams, Urbans and Montoya.

Memorial services will be at the Pecos County Civic Center on N. Hwy 285 in Ft. Stockton, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa. 

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Israel Elizondo Hernandez

Israel Elizondo Hernandez, age 74, of Odessa, passed from this life on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in La Boquilla de San Isidro, Chihuahua, Mexico on May 7, 1939 to the late Lucio Hernandez Galindo and Eduarda Elizondo Adame de Hernandez.  He married Maria de la Luz Galindo in Mexico on February 1, 1976.  Israel worked as an auto body painter.  He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

Those left to cherish him memory are his wife:  Maria Hernandez of Odessa; son:  Martin Hernandez of Odessa; daughters:  Maria Dominquez, Meztli Hernandez, Martha Amesquita, and Nora Hernandez, all of Odessa; three sisters:  Maria Benavides of Ft. Stockton, Martina Hernandez of Midland, and Bertha Urias, also of Midland; twenty-seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son:  Lucio Hernandez.

Viewing and Rosary will be at the family home:  2601 N. Polaris Ave. Space B. Odessa, TX.  Rosary will be said at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Father Michael Rodriguez.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Daryl Dene Davidson

Daryl Dene Davidson, age 72, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in Albuquerque, NM on December 27, 1940 to Lester Earl Davidson and Francis (Waldorf) Davidson.  He was an accomplished musician, who had played with many famous country greats.

He is survived by his children:  Leslie Harris of Portland, OR, Tonya Curtis of Odessa, TX, Jody Davidson of Hobbs, NM, Nikki Davidson of Harrisonville, MO, and Heather Davidson Smith of Ft. Scott, KS; sisters:  Diana Reed and Debbie Davidson, both of Albuquerque, NM; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two more on the way.

Memorial services to celebrate his life will be 3:00 pm Friday, November 8, 2013 at Daryl’s residence 1305 E. 18th Street, Odessa, TX.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Darryl F. Sisson II

Darryl Floyd Sisson II, age 55, of Midland, Texas passed away on November 7, 2013 at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1958 in Big Spring, Texas to Darryl F. Sisson I and Rosan (Beckman) Sisson.

He was the manager at Putt-Putt Golf and a US Navy Veteran.

Darryl is survived by his daughter: Jamie Lynn Sisson of Midland; brother: Neal Sisson of Stanton, Texas; sister: Deana Jones of Greenville, Texas and one grandchild.

Services will be held privately in Stanton, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Jack Yates

Marvin Jack Yates, Jr. age 66, of Odessa, passed from this life on Friday, November 8, 2013 at Medical Center Hospital.  He was born in Odessa on January 18, 1947 to Marvin Jack Yates, Sr. and Joyce Louise (Robinette) Yates. 

Jack was a 1965 graduate of Odessa High School, a 1969 graduate of Texas Christian University with a bachelor's degree in psychology, a 1972 graduate of TCU with a master's degree in divinity and a 1973 graduate of TCU with a master's in psychology and human behavior. He did his residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and served as staff psychotherapist for the Pastoral Counseling and Education Center in Dallas. His illustrious career included twenty-six years in the city of Garland, as a Fire and Arson Investigator and developer and coordinator of the Juvenile Firesetter Program.  Moving to Rockwall, he continued to work in the police and fire departments, serving as Fire Marshal, Fire and Arson Investigator, Plan Review Fire Suppression Systems, and Fire Code Enforcement.  In 2002 to 2005, he was a construction supervisor for Habitat for Humanity.  Jack retired as a reverend from the First Christian Church of Garland.

Jack is survived by his wife of four years:  Debbie (Hill) Yates of Odessa; three sons:  Dusty Alford of Odessa, Tim Yates of Dallas, and Chris Yates of Mansfield; and four grandchildren:  Dena, Rachel, Matthew, and Cole.

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at First Christian Church, officiated by Rev. Norman Stolpe.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.  

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Vel Dean Seaton Davis

Vel Dean Seaton Davis, age 81, of Odessa, passed from this life on Friday, November 8, 2013 at her home.  She was born in Childress, TX on January 5, 1932 to the late George Washington Reed and Fanny (Baker) Reed.  She had worked for over 30 somethin’ years for Kenner Printing Company in Odessa. 

Vel Dean always put her family first.  She was a loving mother and grandmother, who liked square dancing and outings at the lake.  She was also artistic, good at crafts and enjoyed doodling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings, and husband:  Robert Clifford Seaton, Jr.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son:  Robert Clifford Seaton, III of Dekalb, TX; daughters:  Robbie Jean Hankins of Mt. Vernon, AR and George Ann Brooks of Odessa; thirteen grandchildren:  Melinda Trybus, Joey Bizzell, Dena Coats, Brandi Capuchin, Lindsey Harlow, Billi Seaton, Corey Molinar, Cody Brooks, Brandy Champlin, Misty Ferguson, Patricia Moore, Tricia Brooks, and Michael Brooks; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; ex-husband:  John William Davis of Willis, TX; and lifelong friends:  Jack and Jaque Kenner and Pat Jones, both of Odessa.

Memorial services to honor her memory will be 4:00 pm Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 12630 W. Farice Dr., Odessa, TX, officiated by Chaplain Larry Hood.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Maria Rose Rutledge

Maria went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 9, 2013.  She lost her battle with diabetes and congestive heart failure, but won the prize of eternal life with the Lord.  She had been an active member of Sunset Heights Baptist Church since 1996.  She truly loved the Lord.  Don stood by her side until the end.  Now she is in heaven waiting on him.

Maria loved to swim, go fishing, and spend time in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  She enjoyed playing dominos, Skip-Bo, and Bingo, and go to garage sales.  Maria loved Raggedy Ann dolls.  She liked shopping, especially at Wal-Mart.  Her favorite song was “I’ll Fly Away” and her favorite Bible verse was John 3:16.  Don and Maria were members of Westover Baptist Church from 1980-1996, then moved to Sunset Heights.   Maria’s favorite restaurant was Casa Olé and the Rutledge family would like to thank everyone there, especially the manager, for being so nice.  Maria worked for about twelve years as a nurse’s aide.  She worked at Deerings, Deerings West (now Sienna) and Seabury Nursing Centers.  Don wants to thank the entire staff at Sienna Nursing Home for taking care of Maria.

Don married Maria Rose Fowler on April 22, 1972.  They were married for 41 years.  Maria loved kids and animals.  She had been very sick for about three years, but she never lost her faith in God and longed to go to church and hear God’s Word. 

Maria loved to go to Midland and shop at the Ivy Cottage on the Big Spring Highway, then come back to Loop 250 and eat at Olive Garden.  She loved their peach tea, salads, and garlic toast.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Don Rutledge of Odessa; brothers:  Joe Anderson and wife Liz of Odessa, Terry Anderson and wife Janice of Odessa, and Allen Fowler and wife Lovis of Tishomingo, OK; sister:  Lynda Clancy and husband Richard of Odessa. 

She left behind many, many friends and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents:  Perry Leon Anderson and Joey June Anderson; brother:  Perry Lee Anderson; and sister:  Andi Aloe Fowler.

Interment will be privately held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.  Memorial services will be 11:00 am Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Sunset Heights Baptist Church, officiated by Bro. Jess Little.   Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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Frank Dale Adkisson

Frank Dale Adkisson, age 68, of Midland, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at his home.  He was born in Abilene, TX on April 15, 1945.  He was a truck driver for over 25 years.  He was a terminal manager for Pinner Transportation and worked at Griffin Oil when he retired.  He was also a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

A ladies’ man in his younger years, Frank’s true love was his trusty companion “Moon.”  Other things close to his heart were his 1975 Ford pickup and Harley Davidson motorcycles. He liked cooking out and enjoyed spending time hanging out on the front porch.

Frank is survived by his wife: Beverly Maxwell of Midland; daughter:  Amy Robinson of Midland; and three grandchildren:  Corgan, Collin, and Caden Singleton, all of Midland.

He was preceded in death by his parents:  Otis and Edna Lee (Bale) Adkisson.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at

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Mary Lydia Douthit

Mary Lydia Douthit, age 79, of Rankin, passed away at the Rankin County Hospital.  She was born in Reserve, NM on March 9, 1934 to the late Robert and Flora (Martinez) Day.  Mary and J. L. had been married for 50 years and she loved the ranch life they enjoyed together.  Mary was a homemaker, a loving wife and mother, who stood by her husband and son no matter what.

We will remember her as “God’s Little Servant” because of her love for the Lord and her devotion to helping others.  Mary was a member of the Assembly of God in Rankin and she loved her church.  She was always helping the homeless other needy folks.  She never had an enemy and was loved by all. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband:  J. L. Douthit of Rankin; son:  Shannon Mark Douthit; brother:  Clarence Day of Dallas; three sisters:  June Roberts and husband Dody of Los Lunes, NM, Gladys Thacker and husband George of Silver City, NM, and Diane Day of Albuquerque, NM; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins around Clovis, N.M.

No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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Vicente Ramirez “Tiny” Coria

Vicente Ramirez “Tiny” Coria, age 49, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at his Odessa home.  He was born in Pecos on October 28, 1964 to Antonio and Maria Ramirez Coria.  He was a truck driver. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Yolanda (Galindo) Coria of Odessa; father:  Antonio Coria of Pecos; mother:  Maria Coria of Odessa; son:  Jesse Muniz of Odessa; daughter:  Daisy Coria of Odessa; one brother:  David Sandoval of Odessa; three sisters:  Amalia Coria of Midland and Anna Maria Ramirez and Victoria Sandoval, both of Odessa; and five grandchildren: Adison Grace Gutierrez, Ayden Davis, Areyn Isabel Muniz, Johanna Muniz, and Moses Medrano.

Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:00 am Friday, November 15, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Michael Rodriguez.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Garden of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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