Jimmy J. Ballard
A memorial service for former Hobbsan Jimmy J. Ballard of Waynesville, Mo., was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the Waynesville Church of Christ, with Steve Healea officiating.
Mr. Ballard, 69, died Friday, May 26, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., after a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 16, 1930, in Pocahontas, Ark. He married Betty Pletcher on April 27, 1993.
In 1985, he retired from Arco after 33 years and moved to Waynesville in 1994. He was a member of the Waynesville Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Betty "Betts" Ballard, of the home; four daughters, Marsha Mason of Kermit, Texas, Colleen Shelton of Canyon Lake, Texas, Marleen Maxie of Longview, Texas and Michella Cason of Austin, Texas; his father, G. W. Ballard of Velma, Okla.; three sisters, Peggy Scott of Velma, Okla., Marion Dunn of Redwood City, Calif., Judy Wiley of Moore, Okla.; one brother, Max Ballard of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
His mother, Helen Ballard, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in his name.
ANDREWS, Texas - Services for former Hobbsan Claudine McCormick of Odessa will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, at McNett Funeral Home.
The Rev. Harrold Harrison, pastor of First Baptist Church in Whiteface, Texas, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Andrews North Cemetery.
Mrs. McCormick, 65, died Sunday, June 11, at her home in Odessa. She was born May 14, 1935, in Loraine. She married Charlie McCormick on Dec. 23, 1953, in Andrews.
She moved to Odessa in 1977 from Hobbs.
She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Odessa.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Charles Blake McCormick of Kannapolis, N.C., and Douglas DeWayne McCormick of Santa Fe, Texas; two daughters, Rebecca Gail Tinsley and Sandra Lee McCormick, both of Odessa; a brother, David Paul Pace of Andrews; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALSA "Lou Gehrig's" Disease foundation or to Home Hospice, 516 N. Texas, Odessa, Texas 79761.
Richard R. Duemler
Albuquerque - Services for Richard Duemler of Corrales, father of Diana Sartain of Hobbs well be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church under the direction of French Mortuary.
Interment of remains will take place June 30 at Fort Sam Houston with full military honors.
Mr. Duemler, 77, died Thursday, June 8.
During Col. Duemler' 32 years of military service, he served in the European Theater of Operations, Japan, Germany and Korea as well as many stateside stations.
Awards and decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star with Valor, the Legion of Merit and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Col. Duemler was a life member of the Retired Officers Association as well as a member of the Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church, where he served as an ordained elder and deacon of his congregation.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Brownie Duemler; four daughters, Diana, Deborah Warden of Austin, Virginia Thomas of Sunbury, Ohio, and Rebecca Daily of Albuquerque; a sister, Nancy Bazil of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Quality Continuum Hospice Care , 2625 Pennsylvania NE #225, 87110, French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Carolyn Janette George
Services for Carolyn Janette George of San Angelo, Texas, formerly of Hobbs, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home in San Angelo.
Brother Roger Blocker. associate pastor at Park Heights Baptist Church, will officiate.
Mrs. George, 53, died Friday, June 9, at her residence. She was born Oct. 27, 1946, in Bee Branch, Ark.
Mrs. George was married to J.B. (Jim) George May 31, 1962, in Amarillo, Texas, and for most of her life she was a real estate agent for Century 21 Housley Realty.
Survivors include her husband of the home, Jim George; two sons, Bradley Scot George and James Russel George; a daughter, Kimberly Lynn George; six grandchildren; parents, Fred and Elizabeth Cawyer; two sisters, Marilyn George and Betty Devers; two brothers, Alton Moses and Fred Cawyer; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of San Angelo or San Angelo Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Services for Mildred Deaver of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Smith-Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at the Lovington Cemetery, and she will lie in state at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Deaver, 84, died Saturday, June 10 at her home. She was born Jan. 19, 1916, in Texas.
Mrs. Deaver was married to Thomas Cecil Deaver, who preceded her in death, on Dec. 24, 1934, in Muleshoe, Texas.
Mrs. Deaver was a member of the Third and Central Church of Christ, Rebecca's Lodge and Katie's Kitchen Band.
Survivors include a son, Cecil Hugh of Lovington; a daughter, Donnita McGuire of Lovington' four grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons, Thomas Leroy Deaver and Kenneth Ray Deaver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Family Hospice, 1515 Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M., 88240.
Emily Victoria Buendia-Silva and Nathaniel Lee Buendia-Silva
Funeral services for Emily Victoria Buendia-Silva and Nathaniel Lee Buendia-Silva of Hobbs will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Octaviano Espinosa will officiate.
TheBuendia-Silvas, both infants, died at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. They were born June 7 at Covenant Hospital.
Survivors include parents, Dorian Silva and Jessica Buendia of Hobbs; three uncles, three aunts; grandparents and great-grandparents.
Nancy Jane (Crose) Ely
Services are pending for Nancy Jane (Crose) Ely of Hobbs under the direction of Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ely, 84, died Saturday, June 10. She was born Sept. 1, 1915.
Survivors include her husband of the home, Raymond W. Ely; a daughter, Jean David of Hooks, Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Katherine Huston Leonard
Graveside services for Katherine Huston Leonard of Casper, Wyo., will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Lovington Cemetery.
Leon Green, Hospice chaplain, will officiate. Burial will follow under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Mrs. Leonard, 79, died Sunday June 4, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was born Sept. 9, 1920 in Lovington. She married Ray James Leonard on Aug. 15, 1945, in Tijuana, Mexico.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Mark Leonard; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Huston Jr., a sister, Margie Foley, and her parents.
Margie S. Castillo Deutsch
CARLSBAD Services for Margie Sosa Castillo Deutsch of Carlsbad, sister of Virginia Perez of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Lawrence Sanchez and Rev. Albert Castro, both of Roswell, and the Rev. Barbara Gould of Albuquerque will officiate. Burial will be held at Santa Catarina Cemetery in Carlsbad.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Deutsch, 50, died Monday, June 5, at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. She was born Feb. 19, 1950, in East Chicago, Ind. She married Francis "Frank" Deutsch 12 years ago in Albuquerque.
She grew up in Carlsbad and spent the last few years of her high school in Roswell, graduating from Goddard High School in 1968. She attended Eastern New Mexico University both in Roswell and Portales.
Mrs. Deutsch had lived in Roswell and Albuquerque during her adult life. She moved to Carlsbad four years.
She was an ordained minister and a foster parent for many years.
Survivors include her husband of the home; six sons, Ronnie Castillo, Johnny Castillo, Ray Castillo and Alex Castillo, all of Roswell, Daniel Castillo of Carlsbad, and Tommy Castillo of Albuquerque; her father, Angel D. Sosa of Orange, Calif.; her mother, Luciy C. Rodriguez of Carlsbad; four more sisters, Yolanda Hinojos of Carlsbad, Mary Gonzales, Linda Sosa and Cindy Garcia, all of Roswell; and three grandchildren.
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Nathaniel Buendia, infant son of Jessica Buendia.
The child was born Wednesday, June 7, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He died Thursday, June 8, at the medical center.
Spencer S. Solomon
MARLOW, Okla. -- Graveside services and burial for Spencer Samuel Solomon of Marlow will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, at Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home.
The Rev. Elmer Whitehead will officiate.
Mr. Solomon, 82, died Tuesday, June 6, at his home. He was born March 20, 1918, in Vanoss. He married Dorothy Dickison on Sept. 22, 1969, in Lovington. She preceded him in death in 1978.
He worked in the oilfield as a well repairman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
Mr. Solomon was a member of the VFW of Guthrie.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Ray Solomon of Hobbs and Spencer Aron "Butch" Solomon of Duncan; four brothers, Buddy Solomon of Duncan, Roy Solomon and Vernon Solomon, both of Hobbs, and Amos Solomon of Edmond; four sisters, Leona Harlim of Brownfield, Texas, Jewell Bibles of Hobbs, Opal Adams of Levelland, Texas, and Mildred Simons of Newcastle, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Barbara Marie Malicoate, also preceded him in death.
Leland E. "L.E." Murphy
CRANE, Texas -- Graveside services and burial for Leland E. "L.E." Murphy of Odessa, father of Joyce Beard of Hobbs, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 9, in the Iatan Cemetery in Mitchell County under the direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
The Rev. Steve Baker will officiate.
Mr. Murphy, 81, died Tuesday, June 6, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 30, 1919, in Mitchell County. He married Thelma Katherine Sweatt on June 27, 1940, in Colorado City, Texas. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1993.
He worked as a government trapper for 37 years before retiring.
Other survivors include three sons, K.V. Murphy and Clayton Murphy, both of Crane, and Byron Edwin Murphy of Odessa; a brother, James P. Murphy of Odessa; two sisters, Earlene Slaton of Socorro and Lena Flo Lyons of Waco; and seven grandchildren.
His parents, Lavelle Houston Murphy and Mary Alice Ellett Murphy; a sister, Oleta Black; three brothers, Tom Murphy, Paul Murphy and Earl Murphy; and an infant brother also preceded him in death.
John F. Boatright
LOVINGTON -- Graveside services and burial for John F. Boatright of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, at the Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. Boatright, 81, died Wednesday, June 7, at Nor-Lea General Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1918, in McAlister, Oklahoma. He married Mary Clepper on May 31, 1945, in Caddo Mills, Texas.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, John Boatright of Lubbock, Texas; two sisters, Jean Lay of Camp Verde, Ariz., and Willie Anderson of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; a grandson; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.