Obituaries 2019

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Paul E Graham 2019
Paul Edward Graham

January 24, 1935 – October 24, 2019

Paul was born in Hardin, MT to Tillman Arthur (Art) Graham and Irene Lorash Graham.  He grew up in Bridger, MT with his 5 surviving siblings.  After his mother died in childbirth in 1941, he was raised by his sister, Jo.

He graduated from Bridger High School in 1954.  He went into the Air Force and served in Germany.  He came to Texas to work for Exxon Pipeline where he worked for 25 years.

Paul loved to work and work hard.  At, 84, he still mostly mowed his own lawn and would often refuse when his daughter offered to help.  He did volunteer work in his church and the community.

He enjoyed word find puzzles and was an arm chair expert on World War II. 

Paul was preceded in death by 7 of his 8 siblings:  Peter Graham, Jo Thormalen, Verle Graham, James Graham, Ada Dede, Ida Foust and Tillman Graham Jr.  He is survived by brother, Cliff Graham of Lolo, MT, wife Alice Graham of West Odessa, daughter Paula Graham of West Odessa, son Tillman Graham of Anchorage, AK, daughter in law, Brandy Graham of Anchorage and the person he loved most in the world, grandson, Tillman Uriah Graham of Anchorage.

He was a member of the VFW, the Republican Party and the Seventh Day Adventist church.

There will be no services at this time.  His ashes will be scattered on Pryor Mountain in Montana. 

Nancy C Thorp 2019 
Nancy Coye Thorp

Nancy Coye Thorp, age 72, of Odessa, passed away at Parks Methodist Retirement Village on Friday, October 25, 2019. She was born in Raton, NM on February 9, 1947 to the late Daniel Light and Gertrude (McKelvey) Thorp.  Nancy attended college at Odessa College from 1964 to 1968, graduating as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of the Ector County Democrats and the International Order of the Rainbow For Girls, as well as a member of the Methodist faith.

"Crazy Aunt Nancy", she was the life of the party.  She was full of character and adventure.  In her younger days, she loved to travel and although bedridden in recent years, she never lost her spirit of adventure and was planning escapades even in her last days.  Although a registered nurse, Nancy was best known in Odessa as an antique vendor. She loved shopping and garage sales and had a talent for spotting the gems.  She was a vendor at the Briar Patch for 12 years.

Nancy is survived by her nephew:  Ron Clifton; nieces:  Missy O'Reilly and husband Tim and Lisa Clifton; Ann Robertson (adopted daughter) and her family; cousins:  Richard Norman and wife Pam, Don Thorp and wife Pat, Dale Ray Thorp, Donna Odom, Jimmy Ennis, Judy Spencer, and Harry McKelvey and his wife Betty; and numerous loving friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her partner:  Richard Wood.

Memorial services will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Pastor Mike Bartlett will officiate.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 

Karime Alexandra Gonzalez 2019
Karime Alexandra Gonazalez Renteria

Las Guerreras de Luz  no pierden las batallas ...Ganan el Cielo entero!!

Dios le da las peores batallas a sus mejores Guerreras!!



Fallecio en lubbock, TX. A la edad de 16 anos

Nacio en Chihuahua, Mexico, su infancia se desarrollo en Chihuahua Capital y Midland TX.

Fuiste buena Hija, Hermana, Estudiante , pero sobre todo  un Excelente Ser Humano sobre la faz de la tierra. Amorosa y carinosa con tus semejantes y los animalitos, con un amor hacia la vida a pesar de las adversidades. Con un amor hacia la musica cada vez que tocabas el  violin o el piano,  el cielo se estremecia. Con una sonrisa y alegria que  contagiaba, con tu preocupacion por los emfermos y los desvalidos y siempre con tus largos proyectos en mente para el bien de la humanidad, para un mundo pudiste lograrlo en este mundo pero sabemos que tus grandes obras las desarrollaras en el Cielo, de la mano de nuestro Padre Celestial.

A Karime le sobreviven sus padres: Olga y Emmanuel Charles; padre: Martin Gonzalez; y su hermana: Angie Helen Charles.

Le precede a su hogar celestial su abuela: Julia Trevizo.

Los servicios funerarios para celebrar su vida serán en la Capilla Funeraria Acres West el domingo 27 de octubre de 2019 a las 5:00 p.m. El pastor Jesús Fierro oficiará.

Brian Keith Richardson 2019 
Brian Keith Richardson

Brian Keith Richardson, age 55, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  He was born in Hobbs, NM on May 4, 1964 to Bob and Patricia (Shaw) Richardson.  Brian and inventory specialist.  He was a hard worker and had worked over 20 years for Harbison Fischer and more recently had been at Tube Co.

Brian had a quick wit and was full of fun.  He had dabbled in the DJ business and loved music.  He enjoyed reading and playing PS4, especially Madden Football as he was a sports enthusiast.  Football and hockey were his favorites.  He was an amazing big brother who loved his family and friends wholeheartedly.  Brian was always ready to help out.

Brian is survived by his mother: Patricia Richardson; sisters: Michelle Richardson and husband Kevin Hudson, Debby Richardson Wright and husband Eddie; and Lisa Richardson; brother: Bob Richardson and wife Deb; uncles:  Jerry Shaw and Mike Shaw; cousin:  Mike Richardson; niece and nephew:  Dusty and Bo; grandnieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his dad:  Bob Richardson; and nephew:  Josh Richardson; and grandparents :  Otis and Sue Shaw.

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

Michael Brent Cannon

Michael Brent Cannon, age 57, passed from this life Monday, October 28, 2019 in Odessa, TX. He was born Friday, January 19, 1962 in Lubbock, TX to Ralph Elmer and Delese Ann Cannon.

Michael was into music and teaching himself to play his guitar that his mom bought him during his teenage years. He worked for CBS 7 for over 20 years in the control room. Michael was very dedicated to his job. He will be missed by many.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his father Ralph Cannon of Odessa; son: Alec Cannon of Washington State; brother: Russell T. Cannon of Montgomery, AL; nephew: Rusty Cannon; and numerous childhood friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother: Delese Cannon; and grandparents: Robert and Velma Spearman and Ralph and Rubye Cannon.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Roy E Reeves 2019
Roy Eugene Reeves

Roy Eugene Reeves, age 57, of Odessa, passed away at Medical Center Hospital on Monday, October 28, 2019.  He was born on September 16, 1962 in Vernon, TX to Richard Reeves and Fairy (Mantooth) Tiller.  Roy was a dedicated oilfield hand who loved his job.  He was also a diehard Cowboys fan.

Roy is survived by his wife Margaret Reeves; sons:  Daniel Reeves, Justin Reeves and Ryan Reeves; daughters:  Cassandra Reeves and Samantha Reeves; step-daughter: Tiffany Shultz; mother:  Fairy Tiller; dad:  Jimmy Cobb; brother:  Robert Cobb; sister:  Ramona Harris; nine grandchildren; six nieces; six nephews; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; two sons-in-law; and numerous friends.

He is preceded in death by one daughter: Farrah Bordeaux.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Lois Ferguson Wright 2019
Lois Ferguson Wright

Lois Ferguson Wright, age 83, of Redwater, TX, passed away in Texarkana on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  She was born in Huntington, TX on November 11, 1935 to the late George C. Ferguson and Polly (Curry) Sherman.  She had been a member of the Permian Basin community for over thirty years.

Lois was self employed in sales and bookkeeping for thirty years. She married Alton E. Wright in Midland, TX on December 5, 1998. They enjoyed almost 15 years together before separated by his death on August 29, 2013.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are Lois's daughter:  Darla J. Shults and her children:  Robby Shults and wife Sasha, Kelby Shults, and Amy Shults; great-grandchildren from Darla's side:  Rylind Vargas, Anna and Abby Shults, Lainey Dé, Efriam, Abel and Jaxton Mata; Lois's son:  David L. Wiest and wife Dana and their son: Aaron Wiest and his wife Lindsey; brother: George E. Ferguson; sister: Sylvie M. Conner.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband:  Alton E. Wright; her brother:  Owen Ferguson; and her sister:  Annie B. Doucette.

Visitation at the funeral home will begin at noon on Friday, November 1, 2019 with the family to receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held at Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  Pastor Mike Bartlett will officiate. Interment will follow at Rankin Cemetery in Rankin, TX where she and Alton will be laid to rest together.

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.
Jeannie Bell 2019
Billie Jean “Jeannie” Bell
Billie Jean Bell, age 63, of Kermit, Texas, passed from this life surrounded by family at her home on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. She was born in Seymour, Baylor County, Texas on June 24th, 1956 to Billy Alexander and Vonda (O’Harrow) Shipman. Billie married Bill on August 9th, 1971 in Seymour, Texas and they celebrated 48 years together.

Jeannie, as she was known to many people, was a housewife and child sitter for many years. She was a wonderful cook. She loved to fish and chase her grandkids around in whatever sports they were involved in. Jeannie adored spoiling her grandkids every chance she had. She had a big heart and was always willing to help anyone that needed a hand.
Jeannie is survived by her mother: Vonda (O’Harrow) Shipman of Seymour, TX; husband: Bill “Tooter” Bell of Kermit, TX; sons: Michael Bell and wife Michelle of Kermit, TX and Steve Bell and wife Trisha of Pflugerville, TX; daughters: Shirley Cleere and husband Wayne of Midland and Lisa Woods and husband Charles of Kermit; brother: Michael Alexander of Holiday, TX; sisters: Gloria Alexander of Rising Star, TX, Vickie Jackson of Lake Dallas, TX and LaDonna Conder of Olney, TX; grandchildren: Derek Woods of Kerrville, TX, Makayla Cleere and Colton Cleere of Midland, TX, Savannah Bell, Abram Bell, Christian Bell and Lucas Bell of Kermit, TX.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Alexander and step-father, Olaff Shipman.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at Family Services Funeral Parlor in Kermit, TX. Brother Wayne Shelton will officiate.

Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor.
Callie Phillips 2019
Callie Jean Phillips

Callie Jean Phillips, age 87, passed from this life Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Odessa, TX. She was born Saturday, June 15, 1932 in Burgaw, NC to Edna Pearl and Edward Franklin Matthews.

Callie was an amazing mother and loved her grandchildren very much. She was a great artist, amazing drawer, enjoyed knitting, especially pot holders for every member of her family. She loved her pork rinds and sweet iced tea. Callie’s favorite store to shop in was JCPenny. She was very intelligent and enjoyed discussing current events. Callie loved reading her Bible and would always leave verses lying around the house. She enjoyed football and was a Carolina Panthers fan.

Those left to cherish her love and memory are her daughters: Lynne Stuart and husband Randy of Odessa, Barbara Phillips of Odessa, and Suzanne Hewett of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren: Allison Tyson, Stephanie Stuart, Ginny Head and husband Lonnie, Amanda Abel and husband Glenn, Jon (the Juggernaut) Stuart and wife Tiffany, and Matt Stuart and wife Amber; great-grandchildren: Taylor Lynn-Ann Tanton, McKaley Holbrook, Randi Udy, Teylor Udy, Clifton Udy, Haley Boyd, Michael Abel, Bailey Boyd, Ethan Abel, Kaylee Boyd, Madison Stuart, Brayden Stuart, Zoie Stuart, Aria Stuart, Averee Blackmon, Kamyrn Stuart, MJ and Haven Stuart; and great-great grandson: Preston Holbrook.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Edward and Edna Matthews; brothers: Jessie James Matthews, Franklin Delware Matthews and Robert Matthews; sister: Lessie Gore; and son: Ronald Glenn Phillips

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Robert Slade Jr 2019  Bob Slade Jr 2019
Robert Bigelow "Bob" Slade, Jr.

Robert Bigelow "Bob" Slade, Jr. age 75, passed away at Midland Memorial Hospital on October 30, 2019.  He was born October 22, 1944 in Clearwater Beach, FL to Robert Slade Sr. and Mavis Elaine (Hartman) Slade.  Bob married Alma Engle in Las Vegas on December 24, 1979.  He was a sales manager.

Bob was a great husband, father and grandfather.  He cherished his beloved grandchildren and touched many lives throughout his time here on earth.  He was an avid golfer and had traveled the states numerous times, even going as far as to South Africa.  He loved to read and had a book with him everywhere he went.  He had an amazing sense of humor and could tell a great story.  He was an easy going person who loved life.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his wife:  Alma Slade of Fort Worth, TX; two sons:  Jason Robert Slade and wife Laura of Lucas, OH and Brett Lee Slade in Dallas, TX; daughter:  Jennifer Ann Slade of Wagoner, OK; eight grandchildren:  Brittnee, Katie, Hannah, Mia, Robert "Bobby" III, John, Jack, and Rosalie; and one great-grandchild:  Everlee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister: Marilyn Day; and his first wife: Barbara (Bowers) Slade.

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

John J Strojek 2019
John Joseph Strojek

John Joseph Strojek, age 92, passed from this life Tuesday, October 30, 2019 in Odessa, TX. He was born Wednesday, June 15, 1927 in Taylor, PA to Mary and John Strojek.

Those left to cherish his love and memory are his daughters: Stephanie Hansen and Theresa Strojek; step-son and his wife:  Tommy and Anne Doran and their children, Blake and Ross Doran; and numerous family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife: Rosemary Strojek; second wife: Peggy Strojek; and five of his siblings.

Graveside memorial services will be Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 am at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

Teddy Ray Lewis 2019
Teddy Ray Lewis

Teddy Ray Lewis was born October 1st, 1930 in Collingsworth County to William Claude and Mayme (Carter) Lewis, and he entered the joy of his Lord’s kingdom October 31st, 2019. Between those dates he lived fiercely, loved faithfully, and dealt honorably with all. Talking to him helped people understand who they were, and listening to him helped them understand who they could be, so it came as no surprise that he took up the teaching profession in 1967 at Odessa High School.

Teddy was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Herschel, his sister Doris Goad, his son Timothy, and his granddaughter Jennifer. He is survived by his wife Earlene, by his siblings Danny, Pat Terry, and Mildred Cummins, by his sons David, Mark, and Steve, his daughters in-law Cindy, Cecilia, Debra, and Jeanette, and by his seven grandchildren Joy, Michael, James, Mindy, Rebecca, Rachel, and Paige, and by his six great-grandchildren Alex, Amelia, Jacob, Emma, Chloe, and Logan. 

A memorial service is scheduled at Odessa Bible Church (3901 Penbrook St. 79762) November 5th at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Bob Thayer officiating. Gifts to Odessa Bible Church, the Cancer Society, or other charities may be given in lieu of flowers. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

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