Obituaries 2018

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Agapita Porras 2018
Agapita Valenzuela de Porras

Agapita Valenzuela de Porras, age 77, of Odessa, passed away in Odessa at Medical Center Hospital on Monday, August 20, 2018.  She began her earthly journey in Palomas Numero Una, Mexico on September 20, 1940, born to the late Isabel and Guadalupe (Anaya) Porras.  She was a homemaker, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, those who precede her to her heavenly home include her loving husband:  Alvaro Porras; son:  Jose Luis Porras; and daughter:  Cruzcelia Porras.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons:  Erbey Porras of Odessa, Martin Porras of Jal, NM and Santos Porras of Odessa; daughters:  Ramona Porras de Yanez of Monahans, and Maria Soto and Elizabeth Porras, both of Odessa; brother:  Nicholas Valenzuela of Colorado; sisters:  Luciana Porras of Odessa, Maria Valdez of Presidio and Isabela Salcido of Odessa; twenty grandchildren:  Eliseo, Evaristo, Eric, Erica, Elvis, Nidia, Erbey Jr., Adrian, Alvaro, Christian, Yurika, Beatrice, Yadira, Jesse, Martin, Diego, Ivan, Crystal, Jeseray, and Destiny; and thirty-three great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be recited at Acres West 24 hour Chapel in Odessa on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 pm Friday, August 24, 2018 at St. John Catholic Church in Monahans with burial to follow at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West.

Mackie G Adams 2018
Mackie Gene Adams

Mackie Gene Adams, 78, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 in Parks Methodist Nursing Home. He was born in Comanche, Texas to the late Mathew Adams and Ruth Aline Britt Adams.

When he was 3 years old, his father passed away in a car accident.  Soon after, his mother gathered him and his two brothers and sister and moved to Big Spring, Texas where he grew up.

Mack was a self made man. He quit school when he was 14 years old and went to work in the oil field. He had always been interested in cars, and was soon given the chance to work in an Auto Body shop. He learned a lot about cars and moved forward in life.

He worked for General for 35 years, and was a service manager for Alderson in Lubbock, Texas for 15 years. Mackie then was a Service Manager for Jack Arledge Cadillac in Odessa for 20 years.

Mack had always wanted to own his own business, and in 2004 he and his partner, Tom Ball, opened “Odessa Truck Center” on south Grandview. He eventually retired in 2016 due to poor health.

“I hope,” says his wife Judith of 33 and half years of happy marriage, "that everyone will remember his great sense of humor and his love for his family."

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Buster Adams and G.B. Adams; and sister: Billie Newburn.

He is survived by his wife: Judith Adams of Odessa; son: Shain Howard and wife Kelly of Big Spring; 2 daughters and their families; step daughter: Shawn Cole Stringer and husband Don of Odessa; srep son: Brian Cole and wife Jennifer of Fort Worth; 6 grandchildren: Kelsey Stringer Cavender, Hanna Stringer, Alysha Cole, Austen Cole, Brandi Spivy and Coby Howard; eight great-grandchildren: Parker Cavender, Lyric Cavender, Madeline Price, Arya Bruton, Konnor Grigg, Kamari Grigg, Tailor Jarvis, Mason Sattarphi and a new great-grandchild on the way; three nieces, whom he loved dearly and their families; and three nephews whom he thought the world of and their families.

His family wants to thank the Stare Care Hospice team, the nurses at Parks Nursing Home 407 floor, Dr Madhu and Dr. Khandelwal.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Paul Worster 2018
Paul Dean Worster

Paul Dean Worster, 73 of Odessa, TX, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born on October 5, 1944 in Keokuk, Iowa.

Paul had a passion for working on small engines. If you knew Paul, you were considered family. He had a mischievous smile and had a zest for life. Paul served in the U.S. Army from January 30, 1963 to January 29, 1969. Sam, Paul’s little fur baby, will miss him. He was Paul’s best friend.

Paul is survived by his wife: Sue; sons: Jeff Worster and wife Gabrielle Worster of Odessa, TX and Brian Worster of Colchester, IL; daughter: Shari of East Moline, IL; sisters: Ruth and husband Harold of Odessa and Dorothy Cunningham of Cleburne, TX; brother: Richard and his wife Virginia of Aubrey, TX; grandchildren: Brandon Riley Worster, Amanda Libby Paige Worster, Brianna Lily Pool, Madison Lorraine Pool, Tyler Logan Kirby Worster and Jaxsin Liam Kirby-Worster; six nephews; eight nieces; three great grandchildren; and many loving family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Hugh and Inez; and brothers: William Earl Worster Sr, and Robert Eugene Worster.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday September 1, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, TX. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions towards Paul services to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Luncheon will be served at 1:00 PM at Big Daddy Zanes at 6840 W. University Blvd Odessa, TX.

Trinna A Dunn 2018
Trinna Angeline Dunn

Trinna Angeline Dunn, age 87, passed from this life on Thursday, August 23, 2018. She was born in Hineston, Rapides Parish, LA on March 23, 1931 to the late Joseph Matthew and Elizabeth (Lynch) Treadway Matchett (Lynn). She married her loving husband, Wallace E. Dunn in Glenmora, LA on October 15, 1953.  They enjoyed almost 40 years together before separated by his death on June 8 1991. She was employed as a Steno Secretary for the Civil Service for 20 years at Ft. Bliss, Okinawa and White Sands Missile Range. After retirement, she assisted her husband at Tiqua Exxon and Dunn’s Automotive Service.

Trinna was a devout Christian. She was also a member of El Paso Order of the Eastern Star Woodbine Chapter #738 (formerly Ysleta Chapter #991), El Paso Daughters of the Nile Rosetta Temple #61, El Paso Social Order of the Beauceant Assembly #141, El Paso Order of the Easter Star Rob Morris Daylight Chapter #759, Oakville Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 521 and Odessa Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 447. She was Past Matron for Order of the Eastern Star Chapters 759, 521 & 447 & Past President of Social Order of the Beauceant Assembly 141.

Trinna was predeceased in death by two daughters: Opal Elizabeth Dunn Vernon Langberg & Rebecca Anne Dunn Coupland.

She is survived by her sister: Minnie Treadway Smith Pittman (Hugh) of El Paso; her brother: Paul Aaron Treadway (Joan) of Ontario, CA.; her children: Audrey Faye Dunn Nance Glenn (Rodger) of Three Rivers, TX, Jean Marie Dunn Drugan (James) of Odessa, TX, Wallace Edward Dunn Jr. (Thana) of Odessa, TX and Roberta Lynn Dunn Dobie (Richard) of Three Rivers, TX; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.

There will be a visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Acres West Funeral Chapel.

A celebration of Trinna’s life will be at Living Word Baptist Church in Odessa, TX on Wednesday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00 am. Pastor Jessie Gore will officiate the service. Pallbearers include, Rodger Glenn, Richard Dobie, Wallace Dunn, Thomas Nance IV, Jason Drugan, Michael Drugan, and James Drugan (honorary).

Graveside services with Order of the Eastern Star officiating will be at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at 2:00 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018. Reception will be held at 3:00 pm at El Paso Lodge #130 A.F. & A.M.; 1505 Magruder St.; El Paso, TX 79925.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 1033 Long Prairie Road, Suite 5, Flower Mound, TX, 75022. http://www.knightstemplar.org/ktef/info/donations.pdf

JoLynn H Green 2018
JoLynn Holford Green
Born March 6, 1953
Born- Hobart, OK
Passed: August 23, 2018
Husband: Edward Lee Green
Mother: Alma Wilshire-Holford
Father: Ray Holford
Daughters: Racheal Coursey, Charity Harmonson
Son-In-Laws: Scotty Coursey, Chad Harmonson
Grandchildren: Edward Green-Page, Nicholas Woodson, Michael Green-Page, Jonathan Green-Slaughter, Joel Green- Talavera, Gabe Coursey, Kennedy Harmonson, Hope Harmonson
Great Grandchildren: Wylie Green-Page, Aleah Green-Page
Sister’s: Alma Bell, Dorothy Williams
Niece: Kristi Smiley

JoLynn Holford Green, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed with her husband of 48 years and daughters at her side August 23rd. She cherished her life with her family more than anyone could ever imagine. JoLynn dedicated her life to her family and passionately loved everyone of them. She loved her grand children, her great grand babies, and her daughters with all of her heart. They were the joy of her life, they were her world. She never hesitated to share the joys of living a blessed life surrounded by her family, which was all she ever wanted to do. Her marriage was an amazing example of unconditional love and passionate commitment to each other that withstood the sands of time. Gone to soon....
Patsy Brindle 2018
Patsy Lee Brindle

Patsy Lee Brindle, age 79, passed from this life Friday, August 24, 2018 in Odessa, TX. She was born Thursday, May 11, 1939 in Poteau, Oklahoma to the late Eual Harlen Jackson and Mary Madge Cleauer. She married the love of her life Bill Brindle on Sunday, March 13, 2005.

She loved going to church more than anything and the love Patsy had for the Lord was a strong one. She loved to laugh and joke around with all of her friends and family who she loved dearly, especially her dog Diego.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her husband; son: Lee Jones; sister: Barbara Kelley and grandson: Patrick Ray.

Patsy is preceded in death by her parents; daughter: Debra Adkison Grissom and son: James Adkison.

Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2018 at River of Hope Christian Fellowship with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Santos G. Villa
Santos G. Villa
Santos G. Villa, age 78, of Odessa, passed away at his residence Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born Wednesday, November 1, 1939 in Manuel Benavides, Chihuahua to the late Santos Villa and Manuela Guevara.

Santos loved goats and scratch off tickets. He was one of the hardest working men who was always on the go and never gave up, even after an accident that left him paralyzed. But, that’s when the best of him came out.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Gloria Villa; son: Carlos Villa and wife Lupe; daughters: Alma Garcia and husband Gilbert, and Maria Villa; brothers: Chon Villa, Manuel Villa, Lupe Villa, and Teodoro Villa; sisters: Maria Villanueva, Dimencia Villanueva, and Eduvijes Leyva; nine grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Angel and Vicente Villa.

A Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel. Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Douglas Copeland 2018
Douglas Lynn Copeland

Douglas Lynn Copeland, age 72, of New Orleans, LA, passed from this life Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born Sunday, December 30, 1945 in Lawn, Taylor County, Texas to the late Guy T. Copeland and Ida V. Short.

Douglas was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was an artist who was born a country boy, but loved the city life. Douglas loved to entertain. He had his master’s degree in finance and retired from hotel management.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his daughter: Kim Copeland; brothers: Charles Copeland and Jim Copeland; grandchildren: Haley, Taylor and Mason; and great grandchildren: Addison and Dominick.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Delbert Copeland; and sister: Shirley Copeland.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at McBee Cemetery in Lawn, Taylor County, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Cleta Sue Winfrey
Cleta Sue Winfrey
Cleta Sue Winfrey, age 81, of Lubbock, passed from this life Sunday, August 26, 2018 at her residence. She was born Monday July 19, 1937 in Altus, OK to the late Chester and Inez (Powers) Clark.

Cleta grew up in Shallowater, TX where she learned how to work hard and be a good Christian. Both of which she did until the moment she passed. She had three brothers, Joe Frank, Wayne, and Wendel and sister Sammie (Clark) Simpson. She was also raised with several aunts and uncles after her parents, Chester and Inez, took in Chester’s siblings when his parents were killed. She lived her life as her sermon providing a great example of practicing what you preach. Cleta would always ask, "What Jesus would do?" and would try to follow that example. She had the dash of her life account for many saved lives. She would often quote Matthew 18:22 "...seventy times seven" as the guideline for her amazing ability to forgive and help others. She lived her life not only helping her children, but opening her home to countless others that she would love and care for her as her own. There are too many to list, but she loved each and every one of them. An incredible cook and one of the best bakers, her cakes and pies were a glimpse into heaven. She was also a very talented seamstress and could work an iron better than anyone. Cleta’s yard was always immaculate. She truly loved working out in her flower beds and keeping the best yard around.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are the many lives that she blessed throughout her 81 years including her sister: Sammie; brother: Wayne; three loving daughters: Amanda Debbie and Donna Hobgood, along with their father: Donald Hobgood, and Jennifer (Winfrey) Klotzman (a granddaughter that she raised as her own) as well as four other grandchildren: Jami, Kolton, Zack, and Britney; and one great grandchild: Rocco.

Cleta is preceded in death by her husband: Nick Winfrey; parents: Chester and Inez Clark; and brothers: Joe Frank and Wendel Clark.

Graveside memorial services will be 11:00 am Friday, August 31, 2018 at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Lubbock, TX.

Arrangements are entrusted at Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.

While no one can fill Cleta’s shoes, her daughter Debbie and friends Zane Witherspoon and Jennifer Harvey will attempt to keep her legacy alive by keeping the home and their hearts open to those in need.
While anyone who knew Cleta knows she loved flowers, she would rather you honor her memory through your donation of time and money to someone in need.
Lydia Payen 2018
Lydia Ortega Payen

Lydia Ortega Payen, 76, of Odessa, passed from this life Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Odessa, TX. She was born Monday November 3, 1941 in Balmorhea, TX to the late Salvador and Barbara (Millan) Ortega.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her daughter: Michelle Louise Mancha of Odessa, TX; sisters: Maria Louisa Riley of Carlsband, NM, and Carolina O. Brijalba of Marfa, TX; grandchildren: Jeremy and Michael Mancha and Emari Mancha; and two great grandchildren: Jeremy (J.J) and Alyssa Mancha.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter: Brenda Lee Payen; and brothers: Leonel Ortega, Jimmy Ortega, Robert Ortega and Salvador Ortega.

A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel, and again Monday, September 3, 2018 at Christ the King Mission in Balmorhea, TX.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Christ the King Mission, with interment to follow at Balmorhea Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

James Jay Brooks 2018
James Jay Brooks

James Jay Brooks, age 49, of Odessa, passed from this life Thursday, August 30, 2018. He was born Monday, November 18, 1968 in Kermit, TX to Jaynell Brooks- Nash.  He was a mechanic.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his mother:  Jaynell Brooks-Nash of Odessa; brother: Phillip Nash and wife Shelly of Natalia, TX; nephew: Nathan Nash of Natalia; uncle: Carl Brooks of Odessa; and aunts: Ruth Smith of Magargle, TX, Faye Roach of Denison, TX, Alice Kirkland of Odessa, Glenda McKnight of Carthage, TX and Bertha Ray of Fontain, FL.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM Monday, September 3, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Brother Clydel Chapman. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Fernando N Ordaz 2018
Fernando Nunez Ordaz

Fernando Nunez Ordaz, age 68, passed away at his Odessa residence on Saturday morning, September 1, 2018.  He began his earthly journey in Jalisco, Mexico on July 25, 1950, born to the late Victoriano and Maria (Nunez) Ordaz.  He married Bertha Estrada in Mexico on June 8, 1973.  Fernando worked as a tile installer.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife of 45 years:  Bertha Ordaz of Odessa; four sons:  Fernando Ordaz, Jr., Saul Ordaz, Edgar Ordaz, and Emmanuel Ordaz, all of Odessa; two daughters:  Mireya Ordaz of El Paso and Brenda Ordaz of Austin; sisters:  Luteria Ordaz of Chaparral, NM, Eva Ortiz of Midland, and Carmen Ordaz of El Paso; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one great-grandbaby on the way.

Visitation begins at Acres West on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm. A Prayer Service will be held at Acres West on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Humberto Porras.  Interment will follow at Odessa II Gardens Section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

 

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