Obituaries 2019

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Shannon Hinojos 2019
Shannon Marie Hinojos

Shannon Marie Hinojos, age 30, of Odessa, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital.  She was born in Chesapeake, VA on Tuesday, February 14, 1989 to James Edwin Knipple Jr. and Jendie Lynn (Becker) Knipple.  She was a homemaker, a beloved wife, daughter, mother and sister.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband of seven years:  Omar Hinojos of Odessa; son:  Eli Isidro Hinojos of Odessa; daughter:  Camille Rose Hinojos of Odessa; parents:  James and Jendie Knipple of Virginia Beach, VA; paternal grandmother:  Sylvia Knipple of Altoona, PA; brother:  Andrew James Knipple of Virginia Beach, VA; sister:  Kimberly Lynn Knipple of Virginia Beach, VA; sister-in- law: Crystal Nicole Ortiz; mother-in-law: Mercedes Hinojos; father-in-law: Isidro A. Hinojos; brother-in-law: Adan Ortiz; nephew: Brantley Ortiz; niece: Klarissa Nicole Molina; grandmother-in-law: Mercedez Silvas Gonzalez; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded to her heavenly home by her grandparents:  Albert and Marjorie Peterson and James Knipple Sr.; and grandfather-in-law: Jesus Gonzalez.

A Rosary will be recited Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with a Funeral services to follow on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00 am. Pastor Pablo Hinojos will officiate. Burial will follow at Odessa II Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the care of Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Ronald D Cornwell Jr
Ronald Dean Cornwell, Jr.

Ronald Dean Cornwell, Jr. age 35, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Odessa, TX. He was born Friday, May 18, 1984 in Monroe, LA to Ronald Cornwell and Betty Mitchell.

Ronald love life and enjoyed listening to all types of music. A big outdoorsman, loved family outings, was a fantastic cook and loved cooking. He was a hard worker and was considered a Jack of All Trades – mechanic, remodeling, oilfield – it didn’t matter. His children loved him dearly.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his wife: Melissa Walters; mother: Betty Cornwell; father: Ronald Cornwell; step-father: Lee Jenkins; sons: Ziven and Zoltan Cornwell; daughters: Autym, La’Myiah and Hannah Cornwell; sisters: Jessica Lewis and husband Kelly and Jeannie Mitchell and husband Michael; lifelong friend: Kelly Lewis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Shirley Mitchell and George Fred Cornwell, Barbara Drake

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Bartlett officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Grace Hamilton 2019
Grace Elizabeth “Sammie” Hamilton

Grace Elizabeth “Sammie” Hamilton, age 80, passed from this life Monday, June 3, 2019 in Odessa, TX. She was born Friday, January 20, 1939 in Cross Plains, TX to Roland and Marie Perryman Eakin.

Sammie was a humble, loving woman who was very giving. She was a caring mother, wife, sister and grandmother. She loved taking care of animals. She enjoyed crochet, was artistic and loved the color peach and butterflies.

Those left to cherish her love and her memories are her husband of 58 years: Thomas George Hamilton; sons: Thomas, Jr., Kenneth Hamilton, Glenn Hamilton and wife Martha, Larry Hurt, Michael Hamilton and wife Lenna, Charles “Flash” Hamilton, Bruce Hamilton and Shane Hamilton and wife Jennifer; daughters: Debra Hurt, Sheila Marie Hamilton and Tammy Bassett; Brother: Stevie Perryman; sister-in-law: Virginia Bassett; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister.

Graveside Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX.

Michael Finnerty 2019
Michael Loren "Mike" Finnerty

Michael Loren "Mike" Finnerty, age 66, of Odessa, passed away at his home on Monday, June 3, 2019.  He was born in Colorado City, TX on October 17, 1952 to John Thomas Finnerty Jr. and Ruthelle (Harrison) Finnerty.

Mike retired from the Ector County Sheriff's Department September 30, 2018 after 30 years of service.  He began his career there as a jailer and worked his way up to Deputy on patrol.  Because of his passion for computers and cameras, his last position there was as investigator in CSI and arson investigator.  He was loved by his family, his coworkers, and his friends, and will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish his memory are the love of his life:  Kristi S. Hall of Odessa; mother Ruthelle Finnerty of Odessa; sons:  Christopher Moore and wife Erika of Odessa, John Thomas Finnerty of Honolulu, HI and Billy Joe Finnerty of Odessa; step-children:  Shaun Powell, Bobby Deason, and Savannah Hall, all of Odessa; his sister: Peggy Lang and husband Don of Odessa; granddaughter:  Kristi Moore; nieces and nephews:  Lori Richards and husband John, Mark Lang, Laura Retzer and husband Matt; and a great-niece:  Cora Retzer.

He is preceded in death by his father:  John Finnerty; brother:  Tommy Finnerty; niece: Lisa Lang; and numerous aunts and uncles.

A Memorial Visitation to share memories with the family will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1st Church of the Nazarene, 2223 Lyndale, Odessa, TX from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice of Odessa are appreciated.

Guadalupe Hernandez
Guadalupe "Guale" Cortez Hernandez

Guadalupe "Guale" Cortez Hernandez, age 61, of Odessa passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Thursday, June 6, 2019.  He was born in Los Alamos de San Antonio, Mexico on Thursday, June 13, 1957 to Manuel Hernandez and Josefa Cortez de Hernandez.  He worked in the oilfield as a dump truck driver.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife:  Eva Guavara de Hernandez of Odessa; daughters:  Xochitl H. Chavez and husband Leonel, Copitzy Hernandez and husband Jose Flores; grandchildren:  Yulizma Chavez, Yudilet Chavez, Leonel Chavez Jr., Yusiani Chavez, Sebastian Xzavier Flores; great-grandchildren:  Fernanda Daniela Munoz, Leonel Mateo Chavez and Yamilett Zamadhi Chavez; and siblings:  Maria de la Luz Galindo, Delfina Hernandez, Adelaida Leyva, Herminda Hernandez, Elva De La O, Victar Marquez, and Reyes Aguirre.

Guale is preceded in death by his father:  Manuel Hernandez; mother:  Josefa Cortez de Hernandez; two sons:  Auden and Alonso Hernandez; and brothers:  Florentino Hernandez and Octavio Hernandez.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM at Acres West 24 Hour Chapel on Monday, June 10, 2019, officiated by Pastor Fernando de Luna.  Burial will follow at Odessa II Gardens section of Ector County Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Clarence Roberts 2019
Clarence Bradley "Brad" Roberts

Clarence Bradley Roberts, of Odessa, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the age of 91. He was born in Brownwood, TX to Vernon and Bess (White) Roberts on January 12, 1928. He attended school in both Brownwood and Erath County Texas. During his senior year at the age of 18, he joined the Navy and fought in WWII proudly serving on the U.S.S. Battleship Wisconsin. After his service in the Navy, he moved to West Texas where he lived until his passing. Brad worked in the oilfield, construction, ECISD transportation, and Odessa College before he retired in 1991.

Brad lived a long happy adventurous life alongside his wife and family. He left his children and grandchildren with life tools and small pieces of advice that we will continue to draw from throughout our lives. He lived his life through his children and grandchildren with boundless love.

Brad is preceded in death by his wife: Doris Roberts and grandson: Tanner B. Seedig.

He is survived by his children: Lloyd Roberts and wife Jana of College Station, Lori Hostas and husband Marcus of Midland, and Larry Roberts and wife Christy of Waco; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and sister: Rheta Duncan of Odessa.

Brad’s family would like to express our infinite gratitude to a very special family: Jason and Brandy Secrest and their daughters: Cheyenne, Payton, and Carley for their love and care they gave him the past two years.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

James T Marsh 2019
James Timothy Marsh

James Timothy Marsh, age 70, of Odessa, passed away at Odessa Regional Medical Center on Sunday, June 9, 2019.  He was born in Henderson, TN on June 23, 1948 to Mr. and Mrs. James Marsh. James married Jennifer Sue Coffin in Livingston, TX on September 4, 1999 and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  His kids and grandkids were dear to him.  He was a kind and gentle man who loved to travel and was a BBQ master.

James served his country in the US Army, retiring after 22 years including active duty in Vietnam.  He was VFW Commander in Portales, NM for several years as well as Commander of the American Legion in Odessa. He also worked as a manager at Eye Masters. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Kimberly Marsh.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Jennifer Marsh; daughters:  Crystal Marsh, Kari Johnson, Casey Board Bender and Heather Bemis; sons:  Benjamin Marsh and Jimmy Marsh; brothers:  Kenny Pounds and Jerry Marsh; grandson: Noah Marsh; and granddaughters:  Sunha Laijas, Hailey Laijas and Stacy Jones.

Memorial services will be privately held.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Billy Ray Buford  Billy Bill Buford
Billy Ray "Bill" Buford

Billy Ray Buford, age 81, departed this life on June 9, 2019 in Odessa. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. He was born August 8, 1937 in Coleman, TX to John Irvin Buford & Gladys Marie Dixon.

Billy was the youngest of  9 children. His twin sister Pat was born a few  minutes before he was. He grew up in Coleman, TX attending local schools and functions. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. After high school, he signed up with the Army National Guard. Then he began his lifelong career working in the oilfield. He worked for  A.W. Thompson, Santa Fe Drilling, Weatherford Int’l & Key Energy Services. While working for Santa Fe Drilling, he worked on rig #7. The crew that worked that rig became known as the 5 Mile Club. They drilled the deepest well ever dug up to that point. After he retired from the rigs, he began driving a hot shot rig. He drove for Tio Gonzales, Tom E. Lee Trucking & Synergy. Later in life, he sold cantaloupe and watermelon in Odessa at Kermit Highway and 42nd. After health problems prevented him from working in the heat, he did security work and was a school crosswalk guard. After retirement, he enjoyed staying home, watching TV, and playing with his dogs Shorty and Dino. For many years,  Friday nights were fish nights. He could be found at the Rose BBQ eating with friends and family and enjoying the company of all the regulars. He was known to the employees as "Uncle Bill". He also enjoyed eating at Catfish and Company. He enjoyed the whole catfish and pickled green tomatoes.

Billy accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior  at Kingston Ave. Baptist Church. Later in life and for many years, he was a member at Immanuel Baptist Church.  He also attended church with his daughter Becky at Life Change Baptist Church. After he was no longer able to attend church, he stayed home and watched First Baptist Church on TV.

He is preceded in death by his parents, all eight siblings and wife: La Faunda Blount, son: Billy Lance Buford, and great-granddaughter: Kassidy Rose Buford.

He is survived by son: Alvin Buford and wife Tammy of Odessa, daughter: Rebecca Cowan and husband David of Odessa, sons: James (Charlie) Buford of Houston and Craig Duquette of Coleman; daughter: Robbin Buford of California; grandchildren: Cody Buford of Hobbs, NM, Keylee Buford of Odessa, Russell Cowan of Hobbs, NM, April Cole of Odessa, Kenny Cowan of Odessa, Michaela Buford of Houston and Eden Duquette of Coleman.

Visitation will be held at Acres West Funeral Home on Thursday June 13 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at Life Change Baptist Church on Friday June 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Graveside services will follow June 15 in Coleman City Cemetery.

Thank you for your love, prayers, support, flowers and food.  Thank you to all of his care takers such as Hospice and his many Doctors.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Connie Silhan 2019
Connie Marie Silhan

Connie Marie Silhan, age 61, passed from this life Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Odessa, TX. She was born Thursday, September 26, 1957 in Seminole, TX to Charles Richard Aaron and Regena Ruth Mills.

Connie was an LVN who loved nursing and caring for people. She was a very beautiful, tender, caring, and giving woman. She would do anything for anyone. Connie enjoyed listening to country music, enjoyed anything Betty Boop, and loved Elvis and Patrick Swayze. She worked at Lyndale Nursing and Rehab Center in Levelland for many years. She also worked for Parks Methodist and Deerings in Odessa. Connie, also known to her grandchildren as “Grammy,” was an amazing mother, sister, and grandmother who cherished her family and will be missed dearly.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her loving companion: Grover Mason Granbury; sons: Jamie Silhan, Kyle Silhan, and Kerry Silhan and wife Blair; brothers: Richard Aaron and wife Ana, Ray Aaron and wife Diann; sisters: Dana Kutej and husband Bruce, Kristy Perry and husband George; numerous grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; step-father: Jimmy Johnson; maternal grandparents: Kirk and Orene Kinsey; and paternal grandparent: Gwendolyn and John Aaron.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Friday, June 14, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. There will be an Urn burial at Merriman Cemetery in Ranger, TX at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Gladys Everett 2019
Gladys Dorine Everett

Gladys Dorine Everett, age 87, passed from this life Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Odessa, TX. She was born Saturday, August 22, 1931 in Del Rio, TX to Theodore and Elizabeth Wolff Ridgway.

Gladys loved flowers, gardening and making jewelry. She had a love for cardinals and hummingbirds. When she was younger she would sew and was into embroidery. Gladys was very artistic and would do ceramic and tole paintings. She loved to crochet.

Those left to cherish her love and memories are her sons: Lane and Gene Everett, both of Odessa; daughter: Beth Aaron and husband Rick of Ft. Stockton; sister: Laura Ann Burell of Houston; 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son: Clay Everett; sister: Joyce Vickers; brothers-in-law: Delton Burell and Larry Vickers; and granddaughter: Emily Everett.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa, with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Graveside services will be held Monday, June 17, 2019 at East Hill Cemetery in Ft. Stockton, TX at 10:00 am. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

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