Obituaries 2015

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Archie L Lumpkin
Archie Loyd Lumpkin

Archie Loyd Lumpkin, age 82, passed from this life on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his Odessa residence.  He was born in Lubbock, TX on June 7, 1932 to the late Hubert Archie and Neada Vera (Gilliland) Lumpkin.  As a teenager, Archie was baptized at Loop Baptist Church.  He married his first wife, Billie Merle Roberson January 24, 1950, and she preceded him in death in August of 2000.  He was a retired truck driver.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife:  Laverne (Moore) Stanfield of Odessa, TX; son:  Billy Jack Lumpkin of Kilgore, TX; sisters:  Mildred Ann Butler of Denver City, TX, Elsie Louise Edwards and Edie Rimmer, both of Powers, OR, and Dorothy Durbin of Wewoka, OK; brothers:  Kenneth Lumpkin of Oklahoma City, OK, Robert Lumpkin of Coleman, TX and John T.  Lumpkin of Comanche; eight grandchildren:  Christopher, Nyane, Shane, Billy Jack, Jr., Joshua, Kimberly, Tabitha and James; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his parents and Billie, he was preceded in death by his grandson:  Charles Neal Lumpkin; and three sons:  Archie Don Lumpkin, Dennis Ray Lumpkin and Christopher Loyd Lumpkin.

Graveside services will be 3:00 pm, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Seagraves Cemetery in Seagraves, TX, officiated by Pastor Mike Bartlett.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Ismael N. Rios
Ismael Nabarrette Rios, Jr. “Tata”

Ismael Nabarrette Rios, Jr. “Tata”, age 32, of Odessa passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Sunday, January 18, 2015.  He was born in Odessa on November 22, 1982 to Mary (Nabarrette) and Ismael Valenzuela Rios.  He worked at a recertification tech at Tilley’s Pressure Test and was a member of Latter Rain Worship Center. 

Ismael was an easygoing man. He was a huge family man and a great uncle. His kids were his pride and joy, and they always came first, no matter what. Tata was a hard worker, and extremely social. He made friends with anybody wherever he went. Ismael had a wonderful sense of humor and the most beautiful smile ever. He enjoyed joking around and making people laugh. Ismael loved tortillas, and he just had to have them every day. Tata also enjoyed baking chocolate chip cookies. He loved music, and had a passion for Lincoln cars. He is loved and will be missed dearly. 

Ismael is survived by his wife:  Rachel Rivera Rios; father:  Ismael Rios; mother:  Mary Rios; sons:  Ismael Rios III, Nicholas Rios, and another on the way, Zaniel Lincoln Rios; daughter: Briana Rios; brothers:  Jeremy Rios and Tomas Madrid; sister:  Maria Dolores Rios; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Odessa. 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday, January 23, 2015 at Latter Rain Worship Center, officiated by Pastor Craig DeArmond. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Willa Van Horn
Willa Jane Van Horn

Willa Jane Van Horn, age 76, of Odessa, flew away on her Heavenly journey after a two year fight with cancer on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Sienna Nursing and Rehabilitation.  She was born June 24, 1938 in Mt. Pleasant, MI to the late Orie Paul Rice and Sidney (Bane) Rice.  Willa married her beloved husband, Roger Lee Van Horn, in Alma, MI in 1968.  She worked as an office clerk. 

She was a daughter of God, a great wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a sister, a friend, a mentor to all of her neighbors children, along with many other families and people in need! She had a huge heart! She loved her animals, cooking, shopping and enjoyed going to the kids’ activities and sports!  

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband:  Roger Van Horn of Odessa; children:  Gordon Smith and wife Tammy, Stanley Smith and wife Debbie, and Angela Wilson, and Samantha Rodriguez and husband Londo, all of Odessa, Laurie Van Horn of Key West, FL, and Marty Van Horn and wife Lynette of Akron, OH; sister:  Louise Morbitzer and her three children of Michigan; fifteen grandchildren:  Ashley McGee, Jordan Smith, Koni Smith, Kaylie Smith, Tabatha Quick, Kenneth Dodson, Shawn McDonald Chelsea Curnutt, Dewey  Messenger, Dustin Messenger, Drew Messenger, Joshua Van Horn, Jake Van Horn, Justin Edman, and Brittany Edman; and twenty great-grandchildren.  

She is preceded in death by her father:  Orie Paul Rice; mother:  Sidney Rice; and the father who raised her:  Clark Stanley Himelrick.  

Memorial services to celebrate Willa's life will be 2:00 PM, Friday, January 23, 2015 at Life Change Baptist Church; 10th & Texas, officiated by Bro. Johnny Thomason.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.  

Shawna (Mutter) Patrick

Shawna (Mutter) Patrick, age 39, of Walla Walla, WA, passed away in Walla Walla on January 19, 2015.  She was born in Phoenix, AZ on December 22, 1975 to Annie and Frank Mutter, Sr. While living in Odessa, Shawna attended Nimitz Jr. High and then Permian Basin Christian School. She was a college student and an artist.  She loved her husband and was a good wife, mother, and daughter.

Shawna was a faithful woman and very close to God.  She enjoyed doing Delightful Designs craft work and making wreaths and floral arrangements.  A lifelong learner, she was a self taught photographer and was taking many different college courses.  She was on the Dean’s list and was always excited to learn new things.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Jack Patrick of Walla Walla, WA; four sons:  Austin Ray McCullum, Devin McCullum, and Blake McCullum, all of Odessa, and Tad Patrick of Walla Walla, WA; parents:  Annie Mutter and Frank Mutter, Sr. of Odessa; and brothers:  Troy Mutter of Roswell, NM and Frank Mutter, Jr. of Pleasanton, CA.

She was preceded in death by her brother:  Bernie Mutter.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Montie Daniels III
Montie Dee Daniels III

Montie Dee Daniels III, 77, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 in Midland. He was born in Corpus Christi, TX, on Saturday, April 24, 1937 to the late Genevia Anne (Looney) and Montie Dee Daniels II. Montie attended high school and enlisted in the Army in 1953 and served in Germany.

Montie was a special person; he had a big heart. He’d give you the shirt off his back…so long as you didn’t cross him. Montie was an extremely hard worker and a wonderful provider. He was a very quiet man, but when he spoke, everyone listened. Montie had a dry, witty sense of humor. He loved animals and never turned one away, including two emus, four horses, a donkey, a goat, some chickens, and thirteen dogs, including his best friend, “Schultz”, the Miniature Pinscher, and six cats. Montie was a firm believer in right and wrong, and he believed there was no grey area when it came to morality. He was a very stubborn man. Montie was determined to ride a horse that would buck him off every time he got on, but he never gave up. He was also an adaptable person; he took his granddaughter to a rock concert. A man that was full of love, and loved music, he would go to Gibson’s in Midland and buy an album every payday, then he would proceed to take it home to enjoy it by dancing with his wife until the wee hours of the morning. He was a neat and organized man. He was full of wisdom. Montie will be loved and missed dearly.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are son: Montie Daniels IV, of Odessa; daughters JoWanna Vance, of Douglas, AZ, and Winona Crowder Morris and husband Don Morris, of Odessa; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; cousins: Shirley Qualia, Donna Webb, Gracie Roberts, Jim Qualia, and Betty June Cater; and a very good friend, Buck Castleberry.

Montie was preceded in death by his first wife Marie La Nue (Turner) Daniels and second wife Carol Lee (Hatfield) Daniels; parents: Montie Dee Daniels II and Genevia Anne (Looney) Daniels; brother: Larry Daniels; and sister: Patsy Ceal.

Memorial services will be 1 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Bro. Jess Little. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jose Carbajal Benevides
Jose Carbajal Benavides

Jose Carbajal Benavides, age 93, of Midland, passed away in Midland at Terrace West Nursing Home on Monday, January 19, 2015.  He was born in Lajitas, TX on February 7, 1921 to the late Jesus Montoya Benavides and Angela (Carbajal) Benavides.  Jose was a concrete finisher in the construction industry.

He is survived by his second wife:  Maria de Socorro Moreno Benavides; sons:  David M. Benavides of Midland, Jesus M. Carillo and George M. Benavides, both of Odessa; daughters:  Lorina B. Tavarez of Odessa and Blanca B. Mack of Cuero, TX; brothers:  Miguel C. Benavides of Juarez, MX; sisters:  Josefina B. Rodriguez of El Paso, Lucrecia B. Lopez of Los Angeles, CA, and Concepcion Proaño of Juarez, MX; twenty-two grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa at 7:00 pm Thursday, January 22, 2015.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Friday, January 23, 2015 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Midland, officiated by Father David Herrera.  Interment will follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

David Kiser
David Ellis Kiser

David Ellis Kiser, 67, of Austin, Texas died January 19, 2015 at Odessa Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Greenville, Texas, to Nona Mae (Wigley) and Marel Houston Kiser of Wolfe City, Texas. 

David is predeceased by his parents and grandparents, sisters Elsie Cobb, Frances Dike, and Billy Nugent, and grandchildren, Debra Gentry and John Gentry. 

Survived by wife, Darlene Kiser; daughters, Kerri Griffin and Candi Kiser, Odessa; Connie Gentry, Gallop, NM; and Kelly Price (Steven), The Colony; step-children, Barrett (Sandee) Cox and Melissa (Steven) Holt of Cedar Park; grandchildren, Dillon Cook, Odessa; Austin Turner and Amber Turner, Andrews; Alexis Mouser and Emmett Price, The Colony; Kayla Kiser, Gallop, NM; step-grandchildren, Ethan and Parker Holt; Cameron, Kaylee and Kenzie Cox, all of Cedar Park, and two great-grandsons, Derek Kiser and Kohta Turner.  He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Wheeler of Gladewater; brothers-in-law, Bill Cobb and Earl Nugent, numerous cousins and nieces and nephews.  David was especially close to his cousins, Mike Weeks (Irma) and Jim Todd (Pam), with whom he shared many boyhood memories. 

The Kisers lived in Kermit, Abilene, and Odessa during David’s early years, and David attended Hood Junior High School and Permian High School in Odessa before graduating from Bonham, Texas High School in 1966.  He served in the United States Army, taking his basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, from July to September, 1966.  He was then stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas to March of 1968, and served in South Vietnam in the Army’s III Corp from March, 1968 to March, 1969.  David then attended West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, Odessa College and University of Texas/Permian Basin.  

David was married to Teresa Treadaway of Midland from 1971 to 1988, and they had four daughters.  He married Darlene Brady French in 1989 in Midland, Texas.  

David worked in the oilfield service industry for most of his life, starting with Halliburton and Western Company of North America in Odessa.  He moved to the Austin area in 1993 and soon returned to work for Western Company, which later became BJ Services, and then, Superior Completion Services, working offshore in Louisiana from 1994 to 2014.  He was a Completions Consultant for KB Wellbore Solutions, assigned to Oxy Petroleum, at the time of his death.  

David never met a stranger and always had a smile on his face.  He was well-respected and well-liked by all supervisors, co-workers and crews.  He had a southern charm that was irresistible.  David loved spending time with his family, and they loved spending time with him.  David and his infectious laugh will be missed by all who knew him.    

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

“To laugh often & much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the affection of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child or a garden patch . . . to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded.” 

(Ralph Waldo Emerson) 

C Brandon Wood C Brandon Wood2
Brandon Wood

Brandon Wood, age 52, of Palm Springs, California passed away at his home on January, 19, 2015. He was born in Lodi, California on July, 12,1962. 

He is survived by his: Aunt Judith Faith Fischer of Odessa, Texas.

Cousins: Christine Kidwell of Eustis, FL, George Poe, Edger Poe, Ada Poe Colangelo, and Phillip Poe, all of California; James H. Lane, Robert Lane, Ricky Lane, Marti Lane Denny, all of Abilene Texas; Mari Lane and George Lane of Buffalo Gap, Texas, Tommy Hillmen Sr. and Normen Hillmen of Tulare, Cal; Kathy Montgomery of Odessa, Texas; Ethel Hello of Abilene TX, Doris Ann Hello, Tonyah Miller Hawkins, Max Butchee, Timothy Butchee, all of Clyde, TX; Marie Butchee Dodson and husband Doyle Dodson both of Abilene, TX;  Donna Sue Butchee Sites and husband Dave Sites of W.V.; Cheryl Erwin of Odessa, Texas, Eleanor Roe and husband Joseph Roe Jr. of Odessa, Texas;  James K Fischer Jr. and Edward A.F. Fischer Sr., both of Odessa, Texas.  Also many more cousins and dear friends.  

Brandon Wood is preceded in death by:
His parents: Ray and Martha Wood
Aunts: Cicillia Butchee, Mari Rohmen, Dorothy Lane, Ninna Poe.
Uncles: William (Bill) Lester and Perry Hello.
and Cousins: Crystal Poe, Glenda K. Lane, Jerry D. McBee Jr.

Memorial flowers can be sent to Judith Fischer at 2942 N. Redondo Ave. Odessa, Texas 79764. 

Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

JC Patterson
J.C. “Pat” Patterson

J.C. “Pat” Patterson, 99, of Odessa, passed away at Buena Vida Nursing Home in Odessa on January 20, 2015. He was born in Coryell, TX on Saturday, February 20, 1915 to the late Albert and Lou (Adams) Patterson. Pat worked on the railroad. He met the love of his life, the late Opal Russom, and wed her in November 27, 1940. They stayed together until her passing on January 23, 2006. He later had a second chance at love with the late Roxie Thompson.

J.C. was a tremendous person, a wonderful dad and granddad. He was what one would consider a true gentleman, always opening doors for the ladies. He loved to cook, and when he told his mom he wanted to, she would tell him “a man shouldn’t be cooking, that was a woman’s place!” J.C. liked to take his grandkids to the store to buy a big brown bag full of candy, where when he got home, his wife would take the candy and hide it from them. J.C. won a lot of awards for raising chickens, something he loved doing. He also liked to take cigars and chew on them; he wouldn’t smoke them, just chewed. He was a unique man, and he will be loved and missed dearly.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his daughter: Linda Bell, of Odessa; six grandchildren:  Jimmy, Cynthia, Sandra, Brenda, Barbara, and Loretta of Odessa; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and twenty-four great-great-grandchildren.

J.C. was preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Lou (Adams) Patterson; son Ronnie Dale Patterson; brothers: Lockford “Lock” Patterson, Alvin “Bill” Patterson, William Albert “WA” Patterson, and Carl Lee Patterson; sisters: Dorothy Patterson and Ade Patterson; first wife:  Opal Russom; second wife:  Roxie Thompson; and one great-grandson.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland, TX, officiated by Bro. Wayne Shelton. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Virginia Carol Adame-Bickerstaff

Virginia Carol Adame-Bickerstaff, age 67, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  She was born in Kilgore, TX on April 9, 1947 to Ted Arnold and Myrtle Vallie (McDaniels) Bickerstaff.  She was a US Army Veteran and a computer technician.

She is survived by her husband:  Sean Cote of Odessa; son:  Micheal Lyles of Bastrop; two brothers:  Ted A. Bickerstaff, Jr. of Seattle, WA and Tim Bickerstaff of Bastrop; sister:  Rebecca Jean Jones of Sugarland; and one granddaughter:  Brendi.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Melba Panowich
Melba Lois Gladden "Ami" Panowich

Melba Lois Gladden also known as "Ami" Panowich died at 9:31 pm, Wednesday January 21, 2015.  She was born February 16, 1935 in Shawnee Oklahoma and attended school in Monahans, TX.  She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Thomas Panowich; son Jimmy Daryl Wilson and brother Dearl Wayne Gladden.  She is survived by brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and great grand children.

Melba Lois Gladden suffered from COPD for a number of years until her frail body could take no more.  She passed peacefully in her sleep. 

She loved nature and animals.  Her favorite time of the day was mornings where for years she'd take her coffee out on the back patio and watch her beloved dogs play; watch and listen to the birds she'd come to know so well all plump from the array of food she fed them daily; called her dozens of tortoises wherein it seemed the ground moved as they unearthed themselves to walk slowly to the feed dish that remained in the same exact spot for 35 years.  This is the way she chooses to be remembered.

She was a very private individual and wanted no public funerals services.  Her family is honoring her wishes.

Sandy Kay McBride 
Sandy Kay McBride

Sandy Kay McBride, 66, of Odessa, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015 in Odessa. She was born in Wichita Falls, TX on Monday, November 1, 1948 to the late William Marion and Jessie (Harris) McBride. Sandy graduated from college with an Associates of Applied Science in education. She attended Zion Christian Church.

Sandy was a very loving and giving woman; she went out of her way to help people, especially kids and teenagers. She loved her grandbabies tremendously. Sandy enjoyed spending time outdoors, and you could always catch her bird watching. Sandy collected bird knickknacks. She also loved to go camping. An animal lover, Sandy had a special place in her heart for cats and dogs. She was a creative person, and she enjoyed reading and writing poetry. Sandy teamed up with Brother Dewey Blevins and taught at Shiloh Christian Academy before she began teaching the students of Faith Christian Academy out of her home from 2002 to 2006. After teaching out of her home for a while, she then moved to Zion Christian Academy to teach there. She was an amazing woman and she will be loved and missed dearly.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are son Andy and wife Christie Smith, of Odessa; daughter Deb Smith and partner Susie King of Marble Falls, TX; brothers Eddie and wife Kleta Wallace, of Midland, and Ray McBride, of Greenwood, TX; sisters Billie Lewis of Conroe, TX, and Tommie Hilliard of Greenwood, TX; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents William Marion and Jessie (Harris) McBride.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sandy’s memory to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2001 N. Big Spring St., Midland, TX 79705.

Donna Simpson Crawford
Donna Sue Simpson Crawford

Donna Sue Simpson Crawford, age 57, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Saturday, January 24, 2015.  She was born in Odessa on October 12, 1957 to Alvie (Polk) and the late Douglas Simpson.  Donna grew up in Odessa, a cheerleader at Blackshear Elementary and graduating from Ector High School.  She was her daddy’s girl.

Donna was a single mother of four children and raised two others as well.  She enjoyed her family and raised a close knit community.  She liked to spend time with her cousins, Big M and Sally.  Listening to music, such as Marvin Gaye and old school blues, and dancing were favorite pastimes.  Her favorite sayings were, “Catch fire” and “Baby, Look”.  She was a very strong lady and finished her race with courage.  Unfortunately, she took with her the recipes for her famous African stew and fufu bread.  A final blessing was that Donna got to meet her great granddaughter, Alaysia, before her journey home.

Those left to carry on her legacy are her mother:  Alvie Simpson of Odessa; brother:  Rev. Carl E. Simpson, Sr. of Baytown; son:  Sammy Valencia and wife Shaniqua of Odessa; daughters:  Shandrea Crawford and Macheic Crawford, both of Euless, and Hiawatha Crawford and husband Booker Dixon of Odessa, and Bernitra Walker of Tulsa, OK; twenty-two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded on her Heavenly flight by her father:  Doug Simpson; son:  Matthew McKinley “J-1” Crawford; three brothers:  Bernard, Curtis Ward, and Joseph Douglas Simpson; and sister:  Hiawatha Simpson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Friday, February 6, 2015 at Greater St. John Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. E.J. Miller.  Interment will follow at Peaceful Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.


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