Mattie B. May
Services for Mattie Brooke May of Hobbs will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Prairie Haven Chapel.
The Rev. LaVoid Ford will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope-Hobbs Funeral Service.
Mrs. May, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 23, at Lea County Good Samaritan Village. She was born June 22, 1924, in Penelope, Texas. She married Johnie May on Feb. 14, 1998, in Hobbs. He preceded her in death on April 9, 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Hillarie Jean Brooke Olds of Salem, Ore.; a brother, Delbert Cox of Scottsdale, Ariz., and a sister, Ruth Teppert of Phoenix, Ariz.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church, P.O. Box 296, Hobbs, N.M. 88241.
A sister also preceded her in death.
Services for Ruth Lewis of Crossroads were held Jan. 18, 1999 at Lubbock View Christian Center with the Rev. Bob Sweeten officiating.
Burial was at Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield, Texas. The Rev. Ken Flowers of Brownfield First Baptist Church officiated.
Mrs. Lewis, 74, died Jan. 15 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Clarendon, Texas. She married Clarence "Bobby" Lavergn Lewis on Oct. 31, 1982, in Tatum.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, John C. Read of Centereach, N.Y., Floyd E. "Skip" Read of Dallas, Texas, and Rock E. Read of League City, Texas; a daughter, Margaret Floy Read of Dallas; a sister, Carole Baron of Albuquerque; and two step-daughters, LaTrelle Coldiron and Ora Chamiok, both of Dallas.
Her parents. J.W. and Floy Gray; a brother, Gene Gray; her first husband, Floyd E. Read Jr.; and a stepson, Rob Lewis, preceded her in death.
John A. Casebier Jr.
Memorial services for former Hobbsan John Arthur Casebier Jr. of Fort Stockton, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, with the Rev. Stockton Williams officiating.
Mr. Casebier, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in a Stanton nursing home. He was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Fort Stockton. He married Jane Hardin on July 17, 1953, in Childress, Texas. She preceded him in death on May 23, 1998.
He received his bachelor of arts degree from Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, in August 1942. He was captain of a PT boat and served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific theater of World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Following the war, Casebier embarked on a career in the oil well servicing industry, which spanned 30 years. Beginning in the early 1950s, John was superintendent with Bum Gibbins Inc. in Snyder, Texas. He moved to Hobbs with Pool Company in the early 1960s. During his time with Pool Co., he worked and lived in Midland and Corpus Christi, Texas; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; and Trinidad, West Indies.
In 1980, he retired from Pool Company International to begin petroleum consulting with J.W. Mulloy and Associates in Midland.
Survivors include two daughters, Lin Casebier Maners and Lahn Casebier Graham; two granddaughters; and a son-in-law, all of Midland.
A sister, Wilma Casebier Maley, and a brother-in-law preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the local SPCA or the charity of one's choice.
John Louis Coffer
Services are pending with Bethany Funeral Home for John Louis Coffer of Lovington.
Mr. Coffer, 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at his home.
J.C. "Red" McCoy
Funeral services for J.C. "Red" McCoy will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at Griffin Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Mr. McCoy, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, in Hobbs. He was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Palo Pinto, Texas, and married Sadie McCoy on Dec. 18, 1934 in Palo Pinto. She preceded him in death in 1995.
Mr. McCoy moved to Hobbs in the early 1940s and worked in the oil industry.
Mr. McCoy was preceded in death by a son and a daughter. Survivors include his son Vernon McCoy of Hobbs; his daughter Jane Parker of Carlsbad; his brother Lloyd McCoy of Mineral Wells, Texas; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Mr. McCoy will lie in state for the public on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 8 a.m. until service time.
Raymond "Kay" P. Padilla, Sr.
Services are pending at Chapel of Hope - Hobbs Funeral Service for Raymond "Kay" P. Padilla, Sr. of Hobbs.
Mr. Padilla, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at his home. He was born April 1, 1928 in Encino.
He is survived by his spouse Mandy; by three sons, Raymond Padilla, Jr. of Hobbs, Jesse Padilla, Sr. of Hobbs; and Barney Padilla of Dunbar, W.Va.; three daughters, Marcella Padilla Barron of Hobbs, Della Padilla of Hobbs, and Bernice Rodriquez of Garland, Texas; two sisters, Michela Amaya of Santa Fe, and Laura Rodriquez of Albuquerque; 19 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
LOVINGTON - Services are pending at Bethany Funeral Home for Jane Sanchez of Lovington.
Mrs. Sanchez, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999 at Lea Regional Medical Center.
Ramona A. Sperry
TATUM - Memorial services for Ramona Ann Sperry of Tatum will be held at a later date in Texas.
Mrs. Sperry, 40, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Lubbock. She was born Dec. 30, 1958, in Brownfield, Texas.
Survivors include her mother, Joan Williams of Tatum; two sons, Allen Portman of Granberry, Texas, and Jeffrey Portman of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, LeAnn Portman; a sister, Linda Kennedy of Ketchum, Okla.; three brothers, Jimmy Recer of Arkansas, Johnny Recer of Durango, Colo., and Kenneth Recer of Gilmore, Texas; and one grandchild.
Odulia V. Guzman
LOVINGTON - Funeral Mass for former Lovington resident Odulia Vasquez Guzman of Odessa will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church with Rev. Franklin Eichhorst officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lovington Cemetery under the direction Bethany Funeral Home of Lovington.
Mrs. Guzman, 44, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She was born Sept. 28, 1954, in Los Fresnos, Texas. She married Jesus P. Guzman in April 1972.
She lived in Lovington 36 years before moving to Odessa three years ago.
Survivors include her husband of the home; four daughters, Rachel Martin, Rebecca Caballero, Armita Guzman, Arasclia Guzman, all of Odessa; two sons, Jesus Jr. and Javier Guzman, both of Odessa; five sisters, Mary Ontiveros, Guadalupe Sanchez, Angelita Cruz, Juanita Casas and Connie Sanchez, all of Lovington; one brother, Augrelio Vasquez of Lovington; her mother, Esperanza Vasquez of Lovington; and five grandchildren.
Her father, Eugenio Vasquez, died in 1982.
ODESSA - Memorial services for Vivian June Ellison will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the Ellison Ranch in Coleman County, Texas. Burial services will follow. The family suggests memorials to Palmer Drug and Alcohol Program of Hobbs.
Vivian Ellison, 67, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at her residence. Mrs. Ellison was born July 10, 1931 in Dalhart, Texas.
Mrs. Ellison moved to Odessa in 1984 from Lubbock. She graduated from Hobbs High School in 1949, she was crowned homecoming queen in high school. She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1953 was crowned UNM homecoming queen in 1952, Miss Hobbs in 1952. She is also a former teacher from Hobbs High School.
Survivors include three sons, Chuck Ellison III of Odessa, David Ellison of Hobbs and Jack Ellison of Lewisville; two brothers, Allen Stratton of Fayettville, N.C., and Jimmy Owens of Dumas, Texas.
Her parents, Blackie and Vivian Stratton, and a sister, Joy Knott, preceded her in death.
Jesus R. Gomez
Services are pending with Bethany Funeral Home for Jesus R. Gomez of Lovington.
Mr. Gomez, 63, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at his home.
LOVINGTON — Pauline "Polly" Price, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 at Lovington Good Samaritan Center. She was born July 22, 1917, in Lueders, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of the funeral home.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Ruthanna Root, 84, of Arlington died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 at Arlington Memorial Hospital. Services are pending with Moore Funeral Home of Arlington.
Bennie Shells, 62, of Hobbs died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 at his home. He was born Oct. 16, 1944, in Lawton, Okla. Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.]
Services for Daniel Snell of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. CST on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Grace Baptist Church in Andrews.
Bishop LeeRoy Wilcox will officiate. Burial will follow in Andrews North Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m.-noon at McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.
The family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. today.
Daniel, 14, died Saturday at Nor-Lea General Hospital in Lovington. He was born July 29, 1986, in Andrews.
He was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He played football for Highland Junior High School.
Daniel loved all sports, especially baseball, roller blading and fishing. He also loved to help people in need.
Survivors include his parents, Robin and Peggy Snell; a sister, Lisa Marie Snell of the home; paternal grandparents, Jan and Jim Snell of Andrews; maternal grandmother, Opal Porter; stepgrandfather, Charley of Andrews; maternal grandfather, Albert Livesay; and stepgrandmother, Mary of Odessa.
A brother, Heath Snell and his great-grandparents preceded him in death.
Bess Phillips, long-time resident of Jal, died Monday in Broken Arrow, Okla.
She was born Ally Bessie West, in West Milford, W.V., on April 27, 1915. She married the boy next door, Garland Fletcher (Fizzer) Phillips, and the couple moved to Jal in 1939 with their two small children, Joan and Buddy.
She resided in Jal until 1994, having since been in a nursing home in a Tulsa suburb. She was 85, and was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children.
Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband in 1979, by her daughter Grace Joan (Phillips) Hill in 1980 and by her grandson Jimmy Wayne Hill in 1988.
She is survived by two sons, Buddy Phillips of Tulsa and Jerry Phillips of Clayton, two granddaughters and a grandson, along with three great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at the Winkler County Memorial Cemetery in Kermit, Texas, at 10 a.m. Central time on Friday under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.
James E. 'Ed' Vandiver
Services for longtime Hobbs resident, former business owner and civic leader James Edwin "Ed" Vandiver, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, at the First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Mark Goodman, Vandiver's grandson-in-law of Anchorage, Alaska, will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Vandiver, 85, died Monday, Jan. 29, at his home. He was born June 6, 1915, in Lindsay, Okla. His wife, of 56 years, Syllrene Vandiver, preceded him in death.
He graduated from Lindsay (Okla.) High School in 1937, he moved to Hobbs and went to work for the G.F. Wacker Company and worked in a managerial capacity until he established Vandiver's Hardware in 1955.
While working for Wackers, he held store manager positions in Monahans, Texas, for his brother, Joe, when he was called into the service. He also served as store manager in Levelland, Texas.
In 1944, Vandiver was called into service during World War II. He was stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso and Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. During the service, he achieved the rank of sergeant major in the 104th Infantry Division. He was discharged on Dec. 7, 1945.
Following the war, he moved to Levelland for a short time. He was transferred back to Hobbs in 1946, where he continued to work for the Wacker stores, managing two stores.
In February 1955, after 20 years of service with Wackers, he bought out J.C. Head's Army Store. Two years later, he changed the name to Vandiver's Hardware. The store prospered and his successful business venture earned acclaim for him and his wife, not only in Hobbs, but in the surrounding area.
In June 1977, Vandiver retired to enjoy many years of hunting in Colorado, fishing in Mexico and his cabin in Lake City, Colo.
Mr. Vandiver enjoyed his many civic associations as well. He was a member of the Lions Club International and served as president of the Noon Day Lions Club. He attended state conventions for years and the Lions International Convention in 1957 in Miami, Fla.
In addition, he served on the Hobbs Board of Education for six years, where he handed diplomas to his three children. He also enjoyed membership in the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Sue Hallbauer of Pearland, Texas, and Sherrie Ann Prague, Ph.D., of Irving, Texas; a son, Charles Edwin Vandiver, D.D.S. of Meeker, Colo.; a brother, Ralph Vandiver of Pauls Valley, Okla.; a sister, Nell Tatum of Littlefield; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four nieces; a nephew; and other great-nieces and nephews.
His parents, Mae Cecil Vandiver and Alonzo "Lon" Vandiver; a sister, Sula Baker; and a brother, Joe Vandiver, also preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vandiver Memorial Fund at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6784 Seward, Anchorage, Alaska, 99518, or the First Baptist Church in Hobbs.
Barbara C. Dobbins
Services for Barbara C. Dobbins of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Scharbauer Street Church of Christ.
Roderick Davis will officiate.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dobbins, 69, died Friday, Jan. 26, at her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Higginson, Ark. She married Freddie Dobbins Sr., on Sept. 4, 1957, in Carlsbad. He preceded her in death in 1997.
She was an active member at Scharbauer Street Church of Christ, where she participated in the programs for the ladies. She was often called "Miss Ebony" because she loved to dress elegantly. She also loved her children, grandchildren, traveling and shopping.
Survivors include two sons, Freddie Dobbins Jr. of Tempe, Ariz., and Juwan Ledreece Dobbins of Fon du lac, Wisc.; two daughters, Soraya Smith of Las Cruces and Sinoma Vosha Nuñez of Avondale, Ariz.; two brothers, Clinton Broach of Long Beach, Calif., and Raymond Broach of Chicago; three sisters, Mary Thomas of Portland, Ore., Earnestine Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ora Lee Johnson of Carlsbad; and 10 grandchildren.
There will be a family book for friends and family to sign.
Two brothers, Hoover and Bennet Broach; and three sisters, Ruth Broach, Ada Mitchell and Shirley Miller, also preceded her in death.