Obituaries 2017

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Billy Ray Stoudemire
Billy Ray Stoudemire (Ben/B.J.)

Billy Ray Stoudemire (Ben/B.J.), 33, of Odessa, was set free to be with our Lord and his many angels on August 19, 2017 in Odessa. Ben was born in Bryan, Texas to Brenda Gay Nixon and Billy Ray Stoudemire Sr. on July 13, 1984.

From day one, B.J. was a character. You don’t just inherit the name “Rooster” it has to be earned. In so many ways he was just that. Roosters always have a strut to them, so did B.J. They had this unspoken confidence in the way they strutted no matter who was watching, so did B.J. Roosters are dominant and protective, just like B.J. But the thing that ties them together more than the rest is the way the roosters call the sun to brighten the sky every day. B.J, no matter what kind of day he was having, lived to keep a smile on the faces of all those around him. He just wanted everyone to be happy. He always had a story to tell, a joke to crack, or a prank to pull. There was never a dull moment in his presence. To say he will be missed in an excruciating understatement. The world lost a little bit of sunshine when he was chosen, but it won’t be dim for long for his spirit will shine with every sunrise, every day.

He has joined his beautiful mother Brenda Gay Nixon, father Billy Ray Stoudemire Sr,   Aunt Linda Fay Henderson (NiNi), Grandmother Mable Lee Cockrell, and Grandfather James B. Nixon.

He lives on through his sons, Trevor Stoudemire, Jaysin Stoudemire, Daivin Stoudemire, and daughter Nevaeh Harrison. His love and passion for hot rods and motorcycles will forever be remembered through his dad John Siwy. His memories and stories will continue to be told through is siblings. Brother, Chad Doverspike, Sisters, Melissa Siwy, Tammi Cole, and Anna Siwy.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday August 26, 2017 at Crossroads Fellowship with Pastor Al Workman officiating.   

Jose Angel Big Joe Garcia
Jose Angel "Big Joe" Garcia

Jose Angel "Big Joe" Garcia, age 48, passed away at his Odessa residence on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  He was born to Tomas and Juanita (Cantu) Garcia on July 30, 1969 in Levelland, TX.  He was his mother's favorite son and his own sons' hero.

Big Joe was a very unique and caring person.  He was a great dad and husband, and a wonderful brother and best friend.  Family was everything to him.  Although he hated hugs; he hugged anyway.  He loved to cook and joke around and was a better shopper than his wife.  He loved his dogs and his tattoos.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Chris (Kenney) Garcia; mother:  Juanita Salgado; sons:  Jose Salgado and wife Claudia and Arries Garcia and wife Kitana, and Kevin Almager; brothers:  Miguel Garcia, Benjamin Salgado Jr., and Ricardo Salgado; sister:  Ester Garcia; and three grandchildren:  Nydia Gonzalez, Jose Salgado Jr., and Genesis Salgado.

He was preceded in death by his father:  Tomas Garcia; step-father:  Benjamin Salgado; daughter:  Amanda Salgado; and sister:  Rebecca Garcia.

Funeral services will be at Iglesia de Poder y Restauración on the corner of Flamingo and West University Blvd. on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Pastor Jesus Fierro will officiate.  Interment follows at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Cruz Marrufo
Cruz Marrufo

Cruz Marrufo, age 86, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Thursday, August 24, 2017. He was born in El Paso, TX on September 14, 1930 to Maximo Marrufo and Sara Rosalez.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Pedro, Gilberto, Daniel, Ramon, Jose Arturo, Juan, Maximo, Ruben, and Ernesto Marrufo; daughter: Estela Ytuarte; brothers: Ramon Marrufo; sisters: Sara Marrufo, Estefana Navarro, and Belen Urquiza; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and love of his life, Margarita Gonzalez; sons: Robert Gonzalez and Cruz Marrufo, Jr.; brothers, Maximo and Pedro Marrufo; and sisters, Micaela and Manuela Marrufo.

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

Robert Mahan 2017
 “R.E.” Mahan

R.E. Mahan, age 77, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Friday, August 25, 2017. He was born in Midland, TX on March 20, 1940 to the late Charlie Elmer Mahan and Roberta Adams Mahan.

R.E. was a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was passionate about music and enjoyed playing guitar at jam sessions with friends. R.E. enjoyed traveling and riding motorcycles. He was also a lifetime member of American Legion and AL Riders. R.E. was a Hot Shot driver at Lee R's Trucking for a big part of his life. He was an avid collector of guns and knives and was known for his quick wit and hilarious one liners.

He was loved by friends and family and will be missed dearly. Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Anna Mahan; sons: Bob Ray and wife Michelle, James Mahan and wife Michelle and Kevin Dittrich and wife Kandi; daughters: Sareena Needham and husband Bo, Debbie Stevenson, Terri Marshall and husband Les and Barbie Thomas. Son, Bob served 9 years active duty in US Navy as a Naval Aviator and left the Navy in 1990 with the rank of Lieutenant. Son, Kevin served 8 years as a Sergeant, USMC. R.E. had 22 grandchildren, including one in the Marine Corps and 9 great-grandchildren, including 2 serving in the Marine Corps.

A Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at American Legion Post 430. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences to the family may be sent online at

"Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted" Matthew 5:4

Patsy Lusk
Patsy Faye Lusk

Patsy Faye Lusk,  77, passed away on August 26th, 2017 in Odessa, Texas after being in pain for many years. Patsy was married to her beloved husband Anthony (Tony) Leo Lusk for 58 years.

Patsy was born in February 19th, 1940 in Lovington, New Mexico and raised in Plains, Texas by her parents William Henry Anderson and Maggie Leone Anderson. There she met and fell in love with, and married her Tony on March 29th, 1957. They then moved to California where Patsy became a stay-at-home mom to two children, Nita and Anthony Jr.  In 1978, the family moved to Midland, Texas where she began her career in banking and eventually retired from Wells Fargo.

Her devotion to her family and her love for The Lord gave her strength and peace throughout her life and until the very end. Patsy was a devoted member of Christian Church of Midland for many years. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Anyone that knew her would say that she was a good listener and always offered great advice. Her husband Tony would say " Patsy has a great capacity to love". Patsy loved reading her Bible and Bible study. Her favorite story is the birth of Jesus our Lord and Savior. Her favorite Bible verse is

Solomon 6:3

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;

Patsy is survived by daughter - Juanita Leone Lusk Reynolds; brother - Robert Anderson and wife Vicki; daughter-in-law-Pamela Lusk; sisters-in-law- Shirley Anderson, Doshia Bryant, and Laverne Newsom; brothers-in-law - David Lusk and Bobby Bryant; grandsons - John Weinzel and wife Jessica, Mike Williams, Steven Weinzel, Will Lusk, and Seth Lusk, granddaughters -Maggie Lollar husband James and Heather Fleming; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Patsy is preceded in death by her parents - William (Cotton) Anderson and Maggie Leone Anderson; her beloved husband - Anthony Leo Lusk, together again forever; her son - Anthony Leo Lusk Jr.; brother - Henry Allen Anderson; grandson - Joshua Williams; son-in-law - Stacy Reynolds; and her friend of a lifetime - Karen Anderson.

Graveside services will be at Plains Cemetery in Plains, TX on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:00 am.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

Elissa Garman
Elissa Anne Garman

Loving wife and mother, Elissa Anne Garman, age 32, of Crane, TX passed from this life on Saturday, August 26, 2017. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 21, 1984 to Walter L. and Patricia Mary (Warner) Garman.  She was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and the Virginia Air National Guard. Elissa was a devoted wife and mother to her husband  Joe and son Tucker.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her beloved husband: Joe Thornborrow of Crane, TX; son: Tucker Joseph Thornborrow of Crane, TX; parents: Patty Garman of Chesapeake, VA and Walter L. Garman III of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters: Amy Imbriaco of Wake Forest, NC, Mandy Lee of Chesapeake, VA and Katy Wood of Tallahassee, FL and brother: Matthew Garman of Chesapeake, VA; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

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

William Anderson 2017
 William “Bill” Lewey Anderson

William “Bill” Lewey Anderson, age 89, of Odessa, TX passed from this life on Sunday, August 27, 2017. He was born in Plains, TX on Friday, October 21, 1927 to the late William Thomas and Lula Mae (Norman) Anderson.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his sons: Randall Paul Anderson and wife Charlotte and Mark Allen Anderson; daughter: Deborah K. Peacock and husband Jimmy; 3 grandchildren: Christina Messick, Heather Anderson and Lindsey Anderson; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; beloved companion Judy Stoker and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Martha Anderson; son: William Stephen Anderson and grandson: William Scott Anderson.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, officiated by Ronnie Hooper. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.

Robert Amaya 2017
Robert Amaya

Robert Amaya, age 45, of Olton, TX passed away at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa on Sunday, August 27, 2017.  He was born in Littlefield, TX on September 3, 1971 to Eluterio and Carolina (Garza) Amaya.  He was an audiologist.

Robert is survived by his parents:  Eluterio and Carolina Amaya, both of Olton; ten brothers and sisters:  Raquel Amaya and Rosalinda Roberts and husband Kenneth, all of Olton, Ramiro Amaya of Monahans, Rebecca Ramon and husband Frank of San Antonio, Victor Amaya and wife Ana and Luis Amaya, all of Olton, Alejandro Amaya and wife Selina Garza of Plainview, Rene Amaya and wife Stephanie of Amarillo, Lucas Amaya and wife Michelle of Lubbock, and Janie Amaya of Olton; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

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

Vernon W Russell 2017
Vernon Wayne Russell

Vernon Wayne Russell, age 83, of Odessa, passed away at his home on Monday, August 28, 2017.  He was born in Kansas City, KS on February 14, 1934 to the late Arthur Henson Russell, Jr. and Thelma Annis (Ashby) Russell.  Vernon married Carolyn Raborn in Odessa June 19, 1982.  He was a diesel mechanic for Warren Cat and a US Army Veteran.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Carolyn Russell; sons:  Billy Russell and Ronald Huff; daughter:  Debra Jones; brother:  Howard Russell; sisters:  JoAnn Copeland, Leota Russell, Elizabeth Russell Hutchison, Starlin Startzel, Dorothy Collins, and Karen Robinson; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

His parents; son:  Wilson Russell; daughter:  Susan Russell; and brothers:  Melvin E. Russell and Glenn D. Russell, all precede him in death.

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

Dwain Lee Barina
Dwain Lee Barina

Dwain Lee Barina, 50, of Odessa passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Odessa. He was born Wednesday, December 21, 1966 in Odessa, TX to Barbara Cates (Mangus) and Howard Lee Barina.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his spouse: Aubrey Barina; Mother: Barbara Cates; Father: Howard Barina and wife Beth; two sons: Caleb and Noah Barina; three daughters: Ashley King, Allison Barina and Krystal Little; four sisters: Lori Peck, Amanda Hinton, Elizabeth Holmes and Jenifer Poyneer; two brothers: Ronald Cates and Christopher Barina; seven grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Antioch Christian Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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