Obituaries 2015

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Francisca H Lujan
Francisca Hernandez de Lujan

Francisca Hernandez de Lujan, age 78, of Odessa, passed away in Odessa on Thursday, November 12, 2015.  She was born in Bachiniva, Chihuahua, Mexico on October 4, 1937.  She was a homemaker. 

She is survived by her sons:  Victor Lujan, Jesus Lujan, Doroteo Lujan and Cruz Lujan Jr., all of Mexico and Valente Lujan, Saul Lujan and Guillermo Lujan, all of Odessa; daughters:  Clara Lujan, Toni Lujan, Blanca Ontiveros, Beri Venegas, and Nayeli Cano, all of Odessa; brothers:  Raul Hernandez and Julian Hernandez, both of Mexico; thirty-seven grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.

Her parents:  Antonio and Beatrice (Altamirano) Hernandez; her husband:  Cruz Lujan; and her sister:  Josefina Hernandez, precede her in death.

Funeral services will be a later date in Mexico with interment at Cementerio Pueblito Chihuahua in Pueblito Chihuahua, Mexico.  Services are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa and Funeraria de Valle in Ojinaga, Mexico.

Elvira Grado Peña
Elvira Grado Peña
Elvira Grado Peña, age 93, of Redford, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015 at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, TX. She was born in Redford on March 25, 1922 to the late Fransisco and Santos (Valenzuela) Grado. She was a homemaker and a loving mother to nine children. She was Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Elvira was a devoted catholic who loved to sing and pray. She fought for her life and was a strong woman. Elvira cherished being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed flowers and gardening was a hobby.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her children: Federico G. “Fred” Peña and wife Elsa of Odessa, Ezequiel G. Peña and wife Pilar of Monahans, Dora P. Marquez of Redford, Merced P. Florez and husband Ezequiel of Granbury, Ema Elia P. Ramirez and husband Martin of Midland, Delfa P. Ornelas of Odessa, Guadalupe “Lupe” P. Marquez and husband Salvador of Barstow; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Fransisco and Santos Grado; husband: Antonio Peña; son: Alvaro Peña; daughter: Fe Peña Seeton; and all of her siblings: Jose, Trinidad, Jesus, Benjamin, Reyes, Jesusita, Juana, Flora, Maria and Luisa.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 7:00 pm on Sunday evening with another rosary to be recited at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Redford at 7:00 pm on Monday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Redford, officiated by Father Miguel Alcuino. Interment will follow at Redford Cemetery in Redford, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa.
Eddie Dean Davis
Eddie Dean Davis
Eddie Dean Davis, age 49, of Odessa, passed from this life at Medical Center Hospital on Friday, November 13, 2015. He was born in Odessa, Tx on May 3, 1966 to St.Clair Davis and Gloria Davis. He married Jennifer King in Las Vegas Nevada on March 17, 2010.

Eddie was a very funny and loveable man, he never met an enemy. He loved traveling and the mountains. His favorite place to go was Alaska. Eddie also loved music, but especially rock-n-roll and playing the drums and cooking. His kids were the light of his life. He was very proud of his little Landyn. He taught him to play the drum as soon as he could sit on a stool. Eddie was extremely proud of Lauren and her accomplishments at Odessa College with honors. Bryan was more than a son, he was a good friend to Eddie.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife: Jennifer Davis of Odessa; sons: Landyn and Bryan Davis, both of Odessa; daughter: Lauren Davis and fiancé David Durfee; parents: Buddy and Gloria Davis of Odessa; brother: Chris Davis and wife Kristi of Atascocita, TX; four grandchildren: Auden, Skyler, Hailey and Korbyn; niece: Ashlynn and nephews: Connor and Mason.

A special thank you to the staff of Medical Center Hospital, CCU and 5 Central.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, family request help to offset the cost of the funeral services.

Bonifacia Hernandez Rocha
Bonifacia Hernandez Rocha

Bonifacia Hernandez Rocha, age, 88, passed from this life at Odessa Regional Medical Center on Saturday, November 14, 2015. She was born in Quatemoc, Mexico on June 6, 1927 to the late Maximo Hernandez and Maria Rocha.

Bonifacia loved flowers and birds. Her favorite food was green enchiladas and she enjoyed watching Mexican talk shows, “Caso Cerrado”, “Laura”, “Maria Tere” and Tele Novelas. Bonifacia loved to go to church. Her family was the most important thing to her and her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons: Leopoldo Guiterez of Odessa, TX, Victor Gutierrez, Jose de la Luz Gutierrez, Oscar Gutierrez and Luis Gutierrez, all of Chihuahua, Mexico; daughters: Alma Chacon and husband Lazaro and Carmen Berzosa and husband Antonio, both of Odessa; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Raul Gutierrez Rivas.

Rosary will be held 7:00 pm, November 17, 2015 at Acres West 24 hour Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 pm, November 18 at St. Josephs Catholic Church, officiated by Father Isidore Ochiabuto. Burial will follow at the Peaceful Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Paulette Hembree

Linda Paulette Hembree, age 65, of Odessa, passed from this life on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Continue Care Hospital in Midland, TX. Paulette was born in Blount County, Alabama on September 9, 1950 to Colene Smith and the late Paul Ray Huflstetler.  She worked as a convenience store clerk.

Paulette loved flowers and gardening and she always carried a Dr. Pepper.  Her grandkids were her world.  Her little dogs, Scooter and Lois were also a big part of her life.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her mother:  Colene Smith; son:  Jonathan Dale Hembree; daughter:  Melissa Adcox and husband Michael; two brothers:  Owen Dale Cotton and J. D. Cotton; and five grandchildren, all of Odessa.  She is also survived by three sisters:  Norma Jones of Odessa, Ann Page of Alabama, and Triva Williams of Millsap, TX.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one son:  James Dale Hembree.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6:00 to 9:00 pm Wednesday, November 18, 2015.  Graveside services will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, officiated by Bro. Dewey Blevins.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Dora E Hubbard
Dora Ellen Hubbard

Dora Ellen Hubbard was born the oldest of four children in Iraan, TX to Bill and Juanita Rice on March 2, 1937. 

Dora was a faithful Messianic Israelite and disciple of Yeshua, who was baptized on August 23, 1981, by Pastor W. E. Lee.  She was a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church until 1997 when she became a faithful member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.  In 1988, Dora began sending monetary support to needy children and families in Israel through Bridges for Peace.  She rose through the ranks and is past president of the Ector County Republican Women’s club. 

Dora was a very special lady who loved and cared for Jack for 38 years after their marriage August 24, 1977 in Jacksboro, TX.  Her cats held a special place in her heart.  (She might have loved them more than Jack!)

Dora was preceded in death by her father, mother, two sisters, one brother, and a grandson.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years:  Jack L. Hubbard; daughters:  Lind Baer, Geri Burnette and Sue Ann Wilson, all of Odessa; and their children:  Lisa Lima of Temple, TX, and Julie Patterson and Summer Gray, both of Odessa; and six great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by three brothers:  Bill Rice and William Rice, both of Midland, and Kelly Rice of Odessa.

Memorial services will be held at Chapel Hill Baptist Church on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Home Hospice or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Charlsie Vickers
Charlsie Alice Vickers
1921- 2015

Charlsie Alice Benton Vickers crossed over to her heavenly home on Friday, November 20, 2015. 

Charlsie was born on August 10, 1921 in Junction, Texas in a tent along the Medina River to Dotry Hays Benton and Cleaora Lee Norwood.  She was the oldest of six children, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  The family lived on Painted Creek Ranch outside of where her father was the foreman for seven years.  Her earliest recollection was traveling in a covered wagon to El Paso with her parents and brother, Barney, then coming back in a new model T Ford.  The family moved to Menard in the 30’s, where Charlsie at age 14, was a nanny for A H Murchinson’s granddaughter for three years.  In 1938, Charlsie met Orvell Lee Vickers as he walked by their house to the ice plant where he worked in Menard.  On August 19, 1938, three months later, Charlsie and Orvell eloped to Ballinger to be married by the Justice of Peace.  As the war progressed, Orvell enlisted into the Army Air Corp in Van Nuys, California and Charlsie worked in the Defense Plant making airplane parts.  Later they transferred to Williams Field, Arizona and welcomed their son, Arlan in 1944.   After the war, they moved to Odessa, Texas where their daughter, Deborah, was born in 1955.  After Debbie started school, Charlsie worked at Burnet Elementary in the school cafeteria. Later she worked in several nursing homes in Odessa as Kitchen Supervisor, then worked at Fox Photo Hut and Jerry’s Photo Hut before helping drive Orvell to area construction sites for two years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvell Vickers; parents Dotry and Cleaora Benton; brothers Barney Benton, Frank Benton; and sisters Edna Heath, Necy Smith.   She leaves behind her daughter Deborah; son Arlan and wife Pam Vickers; grandchildren Robin and husband, Kelly Kirkland, Cindy and husband, Doug Herget, Tina and husband, Tracy Bickerstaff, Jason and wife, Dedra Vickers.   She loved her great grandchildren very much, Brittany Bickerstaff, Hannah and husband, Hunter Beaver, Kaleb Kirkland, Katie Kirkland, Kaden Kirkland, Kyle Vickers, Holley Vickers, and Faith Herget.  She had a great-great granddaughter Kolbie Kay Overturf.  These loved ones will miss “Granny’s” Thanksgiving Cornbread Dressing, pecan pies and buttermilk brownie cakes during the holidays.   But the greatest legacy she has left behind is her love for her Savior, Jesus Christ and she lead several of her grandchildren into giving their hearts to Jesus.  Some even remember her reading the 23rd Psalm to them as they slept over at Granny’s house.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers to make donations to Odessa Tabernacle Family Center “Hope for the Homeless”, Catholic Charities, Gideon’s, and Door of Hope Missions.

We wish to thank all the medical staff, nurses and doctors who served Mom during her stay at Odessa Regional Medical Center Critical Care Unit these last two weeks.  Thank you to Doctors J B Naidu, Reddy, Aurora, and Hughes for taking extreme care of Mom during all the times she was in the Hospital.  Special thanks to Starcare Nursing Service for taking care of Mom over the last 3 years. Also thanks to Chaplin Ferrell Ard for visiting with her while in the hospital with prayers and support.

Flowers and arrangements provided by Bella Tratta.

Visitation with the family will be Monday, November 23 at Acres West Funeral Chapel from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Services will be Tuesday at 10:00 am at Odessa Tabernacle Church with interment immediately following at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Benita H Rodriguez
Benita H. Rodriguez

Benita H. Rodriguez, age 80, of Presidio, passed from this life on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico on March 21, 1935 to the late Miguel and Antonia (Rey) Hinojos.  She was a homemaker and loving wife and mother to nine children.  She was a devout Catholic who prayed the rosary every evening.

Benita was a very happy person who loved to be with her family.  She enjoyed sewing and cooking.  Every time she came to Odessa, she made carne con papas tacos and whenever the family came to Presidio, she cooked goat.  She also enjoyed gardening and caring for her plants.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Francisco Rodriguez of Presidio; four sons:  Manuel Rodriguez and wife Alma and Facundo Rodriguez and wife Juanita, all of Presidio, Francisco Rodriguez Jr. and wife Alma Delia, Mario Rodriguez and wife Mileydi, and Daniel Rodriguez, all of Odessa; four daughters:  Rosa Rodriguez Rios and husband Jose of Ojinaga, Carolina Leyva and husband Joel, Irma Dominguez and husband Armando, and Leticia Tharp and husband Robert, all of Presidio; brothers:  Matias and Esequiel Hinojos, both of Ojinaga; sisters:  Candelaria Carrasco and Magdalena Hinojos, both of Ojinaga; twenty-three grandchildren and forty great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter:  Carlota Baeza.

Rosary will be said at Santa Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church in Presidio at 9:00 am on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 am at the church as well.  Interment will be at Desert Hill Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Dolly Harrold
Dolly Ferguson Harrold
Dolly Ferguson Harrold of Odessa TX, passed unexpectedly on November 20th from a pulmonary embolism. She was born in Breckenridge, TX on March 31, 1939 - the ninth of 10 children born to Fred and Ruby Ferguson. Her siblings, Virginia and Patricia Ferguson, Lois Poston, Joyce Wagoner, Betty McDaniel and Fred and Ray Ferguson preceded her in death. Dolly is survived by her brother Guinn Ferguson of Midland and sister, Dorothy Offield of Breckenridge. Dolly had three children. Gil Harrold died at 16 in 1977. She is survived by her son, Phil Harrold and his wife, Sharon, and her daughter, Julie Keough and husband Bruce. She had 3 grandchildren: Shana and Bobby Creel, Ryan and Heather Harrold, and Amy Keough. She also had 4 great grandchildren: Elizabeth, Nicholas, Conner, and Steven.

We are heartbroken by our mother’s sudden passing, but we were blessed by her 76 years on earth. She was a faithful Christian who is now with her son and her siblings.

A memorial service will be held Friday, November 27th at the Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord Odessa, TX at 2 pm. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 28th at the cemetery in Breckenridge, TX at 1 pm. We request that memorials be directed to the Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord at 1603 N Grandview Odessa TX 79761 or Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000 Boone NE 28607 or by visiting
Jewel Hodges
Jewel Mae (Davis) Hodges

Jewel Mae (Davis) Hodges, age 87, of Midland, passed from this life at her residence on Saturday, November 21, 2015. She was born in Winnsboro, Louisiana on July 15, 1928 to the late E.C. Davis and Maggie Boone Davis.

Jewel was a very wise and loving person. She was a member of Parker Heights Christian Church and was a prayer warrior. Jewel would always pray for her children, grand-children and all others. The family always appreciated it because they knew they needed it. Jewel also loved shopping, especially at garage sales and Good Will. She enjoyed fishing as well and would cut it up and fry it fresh, she was the main cook for all.  Jewel was also the caregiver to her family, whenever there was a need she was there. She would drive back and forth to West Monroe Louisiana to care for her dad and then swing down to Houston to care for her son J.C.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son: Tim Hodges of Taylor, TX; daughter: Linda Ann Hodges of Midland, TX; brother: Jessie Ray Davis of West Monroe, LA; sister: Jennie Lee Solomon of Odessa, TX; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: E.C. Davis and Maggie Boone Davis; son: J.C. Hodges; sister: Bessie Ruth Knust and grandsons: Jack L. Hodges and Shannon A. Hodges.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Parker Heights Christian Church, officiated by Brother Mark Bristow. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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