Obituaries 2019

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Vickie Lynn Thurman 2019
Vickie Lynn Thurman

Vickie Lynn Thurman, age 69, of Odessa, passed from this life Tuesday, October 8, 2019 surrounded by the people she loved. She was born Monday, January 30, 1950 in Monahans, TX to Cecil Gordon and Thelma Ona (Lane) Franklin. Vickie married Ellis D. Thurman in Odessa on December 26, 1978.  They enjoyed almost 37 years together before separated by his death in 2015.  Vickie was an interpreter for the deaf and retired from ECISD.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her son: Shawn Epperson; daughter: Shanna Rennia Geers; her children's father: Billy Epperson and his wife Sandra; grandchildren: Bradley Allen and wife Amber, Bailey Geers, Samantha Geers and fiancé Chad Nease, Megan Young and husband Eric, Kyle Polk, Kyrstin Polk, Jordan Lester, Dustin Polk, and Cody Leighton; great-grandchildren: Jessica, Trent, Jayden, Bryleigh, Branden and Forrest; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Ellis Dean Thurman; and her sister: Helen Walsh.

Visitation will be Thursday October 10, 2019 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Friday, October 11, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Braswell will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Vickie's honor to benefit and assist survivors in their breast cancer journey to West Texas Gifts of Hope, 700 E. 1st St. Odessa, TX 79760.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

The family would like to say a special "Thank you!" to Eric and Edgar with The Black Tulip.

Annie Richmond 2019
Annie Bell Richmond

Annie Bell Richmond, age 79, of Odessa, passed from this life Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born March 5, 1940 in Idabel, OK to Mary Lee and Barton Roland Bullock. She was married to the love of her life, James (Jim), just shy of 50 years.

Annie was a devoted wife and mother. Annie loved her entire family. She was a kind, humble soul with a common sense approach to the world. She loved the book of Psalms.

Annie enjoyed traveling and memorializing her favorite places and friends through photos. She also enjoyed beating Jim at a good game of pool.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: James W. Richmond; daughter: Donna Sue Snellgrove; grandson: Bradley Snellgrove; brothers: Ben Arther, James, and Joe Edison Bullock; sisters: Dorothy Elizabeth Bradney and Clara Bea Morgan; daughter and sons by marriage include: Lani J. Richmond Elvenia, James D. Richmond and John G. Richmond; and many other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Barton Roland and Mary Lee Bullock; and siblings: Roland Leland, John Ed Nolton, Charlie Odell, Barton Roland, Nathan Daniel, Helen Jessie, Leonard, and Gene Otto Bullock.

Graveside memorial services will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens  at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Steven P Hunt Sr 2019
Steven Patrick Hunt, Sr.

Steven Patrick Hunt, Sr. age 86 formerly of Winter Park, FL passed away at his home in Odessa, TX on October 9, 2019. He was born in Mangum, OK on September 21, 1933 to Robert Ray and Maggie Mae (Luna) Hunt. He grew up around Gainesville, TX and enlisted in the Army after high school. Steven retired from the US Army after 20 years of service and went on to have a successful career with the US Postal Service for another 23 years in Orlando, FL.

Steven is the father of two sons Michael Hunt and Steven Patrick Hunt, Jr. who preceded him in death.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers Robert Wayne Hunt, St George, UT; Clinton Hunt, Odessa, TX and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Maggie Hunt and son Steven Patrick Hunt, Jr.

Graveside services with military honors will be privately held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa followed by a Dedication of the Grave by church leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Steven’s memory.

MaryLou Leverington 2019
MaryLou Leverington

MaryLou Leverington, age 64, passed away at her home in Odessa surrounded by her family in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 9, 2019.  She was born February 25, 1955 in Houston TX.  She worked as a dispatcher in Odessa.

MaryLou married Mike Leverington over 21 years ago on January 10, 1997. She loved cooking and her chicken fried steak and banana pudding were legendary. MaryLou also enjoyed going to tractor pulls and watching NASCAR. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother whose presence will be sorely missed. 

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Mike Leverington; sons: Lance Brooks and wife Heather, Bart Leverington and wife Jenny, and Willie Leverington and wife Linsey; daughters: Wendy Tippy and Shelly Taylor; sister: Donna Lynn Stephens and husband Randy; grandchildren: Kenzi, Rayne, Kanyon, Chloe, Jayda, Caitlin, Riley, Dylan, and Shea Lynn; great-grandchildren: Carson, Graylon, and two more on the way; mom: Lois Leverington; and numerous other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Phillip and Mary Fey Peebles; and her son-in-law:  Cody Tippy; and parents-in-law: Leonard Leverington and wife Nora Belle.

Memorial services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 11:00 am on Monday, October 14, 2019, officiated by Pat Leverington. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Timmy J Daniels 2019
Timmy Joe "Poppy" Daniels

Timmy Joe "Poppy" Daniels was born in Odessa on March 10, 1965 to Harvey G. Daniels and Jeannie (Reeves) Moses.  At age 54, he passed away unexpectedly due to a vehicle accident in West Odessa on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  Poppy was on his cherished bike and died doing what he loved. 

Poppy was the hardest worker around and worked as a pumper for J. Cleo Thompson Petroleum.  He had a huge heart and was always helping everyone.  There was never a boring day with Poppy around.  He loved fishing and running trot lines and had a passion for motorcycles. Poppy lived for his family, and especially loved his grandchildren. 

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife of over 34 years: Mary Daniels; parents:  Harvey Daniels and Jeannie Moses; son:  Mark Daniels and fiancé Nicole; daughter:  Regina Daniels Urquidez and husband Alex; brothers:  Mason Daniels and wife Amy, Harvey Doug Daniels and wife Michelle, and Kevin Kinklear and wife Sheila; sister:  Tamara Daniels and husband Tim; and grandchildren:  Yazmine, Nivaya, Roman, Brooke, Bella, Jayda, Nylah, Gavyn, and Aspyn.

He is preceded in death by his step-father:  Ronald Moses and grandmother:  Rita Reeves.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Those coming to the service are encouraged to come on their bikes if they are able.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Marynell Bronaugh 2019
Marynell T. Bronaugh

Marynell T. Bronaugh, age 61, of Alpine, passed from this life Friday, October 11, 2019 in Odessa, TX. She was born Saturday, May 10, 1958 in Kermit, TX to JoNell and James Martin Taulbee.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her sons: Johnny Bronaugh and wife Carrie of Odessa, and Jody Bronaugh and wife Christy of Suffolk, VA; brother: James Russell Taulbee; partner in crime: Larry Fuentes, of Alpine; and grandchildren: Ella, Asha, Kaleab, Zachary, Charlotte, Hope, Justin, Jacob, and Jeremy.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services will be 11:00 am Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Connection Christian Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to MD Anderson, Harmony Home CAC or a charity of your choice.  

Cheryln Davis 2019
Cheryln Louise “Cheryl” Davis

Cheryln Louise “Cheryl” Davis, age 39, of Odessa, passed from this life Friday, October 11, 2019 at her residence. She was born Sunday, March 23, 1980 in Akron, Ohio to Marsha Cramer.

Cheryl was a great mother and wife who always put her children and husband first. She was selfless and she and her husband Chad were best friends. She was an author and wrote several books. Cheryl never stopped looking forward. She was head strong, always went after what she wanted, honest and always said what was on her mind.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Charles “Chad” Davis; sons: Steven Northup and Jonathan Davis; daughters: Deanna and Ariana Davis; mother: Marsha Cramer; and numerous cousins, family and friends from both hers and her husband’s side.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents.

A memorial service will be 3:00 pm Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Jimmy Braswell. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Jean Bilbrey Tipton 2019
Mary "Jean" Bilbrey Tipton

Mary Jean Bilbrey Tipton, age 58, of Odessa, passed from this life on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  She was born in Denver City, TX on Sunday, October 30, 1960 to the late Orial Don and Ann (Collom) Bilbrey.  She married Danny Joe Tipton in Odessa on October 11, 1985.  He preceded her in death on June 8, 2016 and they are now enjoying a heavenly reunion.

Jean was a true people person who never met a stranger.  She was the friendliest, kindest person around with a heart of gold.  She was a strong believer in God and always wanted to help everyone.  Her sisters' partner in crime, she was very playful and loved life.  A character, Jean always told lots of jokes and enjoyed starting water fights.  She loved her son, Ryan, with all of her heart and considered him the center of her universe.  She loved family get-togethers and was crazy about her nieces and nephews. 

Jean is survived by her son:  Ryan James Tipton; brothers:  Jackey Don Bilbrey and Roger Dale Bilbrey; and sisters:  Connie Lee Everhart, Dorothy Ann Tipton and Deborah Louise Register; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews, all of Odessa.

The family will receive friends at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be at Acres West Funeral Chapel at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, officiated by Brother Mark Harper.  Interment follows at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Rose Marie Preston 2019
Rose Marie Preston

Rose Marie Preston, age 84, of Odessa, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Medical Center Hospital.  She began her earthly journey in Mertzon, TX on August 6, 1935, born to the late Cleo Dean Keith and Ruby Mae (Adams) Walker.  She married Marvin Ray Preston in McCamey, TX on June 8, 1951.  He preceded her in death November 11, 1979. 

Rose was a caregiver and a hard worker.  She had worked for many years as a CNA.  She was also a lifetime member of the American Legion.  She was honest and straightforward and always gave 100% in everything she did.  She loved fishing and swimming and over the years she had been blessed to save four lives when someone was drowning.  She was an amazing cook and was famous for her cakes.  More than anything, she loved her grandchildren and great-grandbabies and would spoil them like crazy.

Rose is survived by her daughters:  Patricia "Country" Preston-Roark and husband Gary of Granbury and Kermit and Cherry Lynn Brewer and husband Gary of Euless; her twin brother:  Roy "Bose" Keith and wife Laura of Odessa; her sisters:  Wanda Sue Terry of Amarillo,  and Toni James and Laurie Robbins, both of Odessa; eleven grandchildren:  Jerry "Todd" Barnhill, Daniel Thomas Barnhill, Jennifer Lynn Martinez, Randal Glen Preston, Bradley Ray Preston, Raina Lee Preston, Jada Skye Preston, Dane Hunter Preston, Jenna Marie Preston, Melissa Kayann Preston, and Michelle Preston; and numerous great-grandbabies, who called her Nana.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Ruby Walker and Cleo Keith; her husband, Ray Preston; sons:  Glen Ray Preston and Gary Lee Preston; and three brothers:  Noel "Bubba" Keith, Gene Keith, and Dale Keith.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm, on Thursday, October 17, 2019 . Funeral services will be Friday, October18, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa at 1:00pm.  Brother Dudley Mullins of First Baptist Church in Kermit will officiate.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Martha R Chavez 2019
Martha Rocha Chavez

Martha Rocha Chavez, age 58, of Odessa, passed from this life Monday, October 14, 109 at Medical Center Hospital. She was born Monday, November 14, 1960 in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico to Jose Eduvides and Lily Carrillo Rocha.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Benito Rhuede Chavez; son: Benito Rhuede Chavez, Jr. and wife Erendida and their children: Jazzmin, Beyonce, Benito III and Brennon; daughter: Lorraine Hernandez and husband Alejandro Hernandez and their children: Alejandro, Arlett, Azela, Adel and Ava; brothers: Refugio Efrain Rocha, Francisco Javier Rocha, and Rene Rocha; sister: Bertha Rocha; and 2 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brothers: Rafael Rocha and Jose Luis Rocha.

Visitation will begin 10:00 am Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Funeral services will be at 9:00 am Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel with the burial to follow at the Odessa II Gardens section of the Ector County Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Elijah Juan Hernandez

Elijah Juan Hernandez, age 25, of Ft. Davis, TX passed away suddenly in Jeff Davis county on Sunday, October 13, 2019. He was born in Alpine, TX on October 7, 1994 to Juan Alberto Hernandez and Zanda Quechelle Ward.
 
Elijah was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as many sports, especially football. He was a good person with a contagious smile and a great dancer. A jokester, he was always laughing and brought joy to everyone. Elijah never met a stranger. He was a great shoulder to lean on and had the best advice. He will be dearly missed by those who loved him.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his father: Juan Hernandez and wife Alma; mother: Zanda Sanchez and husband Armando; four sets of grandparents: Zanda's parents: Troy and Brenda Ward, Juan's parents: Alberto and Francisca Hernandez, Alma's parents: Sergio and Rosa Lopez and Armando's parents: Armando and Elpidia Sanchez; his beloved daughter: Cambree Sanchez; four brothers: Troy Hernandez, Jesus Lopez, Joel Hernandez and Allyn Sanchez; three sisters: Angelica Hernandez, Esmeralda Hernandez, and Alyssa Stewart; his work family; and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held in Odessa at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. A Celebration of Elijah's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Grace Christian Fellowship Church at 801 E. Brown St. in Alpine, TX 79830, officiated by Mark and Shirley Williams.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Peggy J Walker 2019
Peggy June Walker

Peggy June Walker, age 79, of Saragosa, passed from this life Monday, October 14, 2019 in Odessa, TX. She was born and reared Thursday, June 13, 1940 just out of Rotan, TX, to Lester and Era Dean Hammit, and the fifth generation of her family to call Fisher County “Home”.  After public schools, she attended Howard County College at Big Spring  with a volleyball scholarship and Texas Tech University at Lubbock.

Peggy was a homemaker, an author, and the proud business owner of Needleworks, Etc. in Pecos and Alpine (and previously in Ft. Stockton and Jal, NM.) Peggy married Bob Walker in Wolforth, TX on February 16, 1968.  He was a former competing member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. For six years, they resided in King County where Bob was employed by the 6666 Ranch and served one term as Sheriff. Peggy was a member of the Pecos Chamber of Commerce, the West of the Pecos Rodeo Committee and the Pecos Cowboy Hall of Fame committee.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband: Robert “Bob” Walker; brother:  David Hammit and wife Debby of Madisonville, TX, sisters:  Carol Ford of Odessa, Mara Beth Giller and husband Larry of Brazoria, TX and Merri Dileanis of Bosque Farms, NM; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents:  Lester and Era Dean Hammit; brothers:  Earl Dean Hammit and his wife Patty and Landon Radell Hammit; sister:  Jolinda Perryman; two infant brothers who passed away at birth; and her brothers-in-law:  Doyle Ford, Bill Dileanis and John Henderson.

A memorial is scheduled for 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Pecos on October 26, 2019.  Dr. Kevin Mitchell will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Wendy Bryan Grimes 2019
Wendy Sue Bryan-Grimes

Wendy Sue Bryan-Grimes, age 40, of Crane, passed away suddenly due to a car accident in Odessa on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  She was born in Lawton, OK on July 23, 1979 to Gene and Donna (Bardwell) Bryan.  Wendy married Robert Grimes in San Angelo on August 15, 2014. She had worked as a certified nurse's assistant before disabled due to previous car accident.

Wendy's family was precious to her and she loved them all fiercely.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her husband:  Robert Grimes of Crane; parents:  Gene and Donna Bryan of San Angelo; her maternal grandmother: Anna Tulalee Barassi; six sons:  Kalen Windham of Big Lake, Kamrin Windham, Kanyin Windham, Brandon Grimes, Matthew Grimes and Lynden Grimes, all of Crane; three daughters:  Kassie Windham of Indiana and Kelsey and Kenlin Windham, both of Crane; brother:  Zach Bryan of San Angelo; sisters:  Terri Love and Gina Guerrera, both of Odessa, Joan French of San Angelo and Kimberly Northington and Drucilla Haley, both of Grape Creek; seven grandchildren and one on the way.

A Celebration of Wendy's Life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Odessa. 

 

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