John W. West
Services for John W. West of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Griffin Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. West, 80, died on Monday, Dec. 18, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. He was born June 28, 1920 in Erath County, Texas.
He married Birdie B. Bryan on April 4, 1941, in Hobbs. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1975, in Temple, Texas.
He married Orris L. Norris Stanfield on April 15, 1977, in Hobbs.
Upon his graduation from the University of New Mexico school of engineering in May 1943, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps. In November 1944, he was transferred to the Army Corps of Engineers, where he served until his discharge from military service.
He owned John West Engineering from June 1946 until he retired in July 1992.
Survivors include his wife, Orris, of the home; two daughters, Cindy West of Santa Fe and Mona Sonnamaker of Hobbs; one stepson, Sandy Stanfield of Hobbs; and three step-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Elizabeth Trice West.
Robert G. Belshe
Services for Robert G. Belshe of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Belshe, 87, died on Monday, Dec. 18, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 2, 1913, in Artesia.
Immediate survivors include one son, Robert Cavner of Hobbs.
Elisabeth S. Eagan
IRVING, Texas - A rosary and Funeral Mass for Elisabeth S. Eagan of Irving, will be held at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church under the direction of Brown's Memorial Funeral Home.
The Rev. Jerome Duesman will officiate.
Mrs. Eagan, 67, died on Sunday, Dec. 17. She was born on Sept. 22, 1933, in Tulsa.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Williams of Fort Worth; two sons, Mike Eagan of Haltom City and Pat Eagan of Lavon; four daughters, Cindy Cruz of Watagua, Becky Potts of Kaufman, Denise Wayland of Euless and Carolyn McCray of Irving; two brothers, Carl T. Williams of Colombus, Ind., and John Williams of Longview; two sisters, Kay Bender of Springfield, Mo., and Chris Bates of Weatherford; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family of Nazareth Tuition Assistance Fund at 2330 Cheyenne, Irving, Texas, 75062.
Mary C. Levy
Graveside services for Mary C. Levy of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
The Rev. Edwin Watts will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Levy, 92, died on Sunday, Dec. 17, at Merrill Gardens. She was born on July 28, 1908, in Duluth Minn.
She married Sim B. Levy. He preceded her in death in 1984.
Mrs. Levy was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.
A.C. "Sandy" Bonnell
TATUM - Services for A.C. "Sandy" Bonnell of Tatum will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, at Tatum First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Wayne Brazil and the Rev. Clarence Gutierrez will officiate. Burial will follow in the Tatum Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. Bonnell, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 14, at Nor-Lea Hospital in Lovington. He was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Emerson, Ark. He married Margie Louise O'Dell on Oct. 8, 1949, in Magnolia, Ark.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Tatum's Lion Club and had been involved in the Tatum Little League in past years.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Anita Kelso of Lubbock; two brothers, Bill Bonnell of Koshkonong, Mo., and David Bonnell of Gilmer, Texas; a sister, Minnie Cormeir of Midland; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A son, James Carl Bonnell, died in 1972.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Family Hospice, 1515 W. Calle Sur St., Hobbs, N.M., 88240.
Services for Juanita Browne of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Gavin Vaughan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Gaines County Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
She will lie in state Sunday and Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Browne, 80, died Friday, Dec. 15, at Covenant Plaza in Lubbock. She was born April 9, 1920, in Prairie View, N.M. She married Chester D. Brown on July 10, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1995.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hobbs, the Nimble Thimble Quilters and the Hobbs Cancer Support Group.
Mrs. Browne was a longtime resident of Gaines County, having lived in Seminole from 1937 to 1972, where she and her husband were active in county government, community activities and members of the First Baptist Church.
During World War II, she was sworn in as county clerk while her husband served overseas. She also worked for the Gaines County Abstract Office.
Prior to moving to Hobbs, she lived in Santa Fe for 10 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Juana Marie Pearson of Hobbs and Vaudine Dulin of Levelland, Texas; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services for J.C. Mann of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, at Immanuel Baptist Church.
The Rev. Jack Lott will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
He will lie in state from 1-8 p.m. today.
Mr. Mann, 71, died Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Big Spring, Texas. He was born March 27, 1929, in Durant, Okla. He married JoAnn Whitfield in Bryan County, Okla.
He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Mann worked for Ponca Wholesale for 24 years.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Mann of the home; two sons, Mike Mann of Hobbs and John Mann of Dallas; a daughter, Lisa Seed of Hobbs; his mother, Jewel Taylor of Hobbs; a sister, Floy Berger of Coleman, Texas; and four grandchildren.
His father, John Mann; and a brother, James Taylor, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Jakaija N. Parks-Green
Services are pending with Bethany Funeral Home for Jakaija Nichole Parks-Green, infant daughter of Tiffany Nichole Parks and Dewayne Lemont Green.
The infant was stillborn on Friday, Dec. 15, in Lubbock.
Services for P.W. Medlin of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Medlin, 86, died on Saturday at Hobbs Healthcare. He was born Oct. 27, 1914.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Williams of Hobbs.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Leslie Wayne Smith
Services are pending for Leslie Wayne Smith of Hobbs at the Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Smith, 51, died Friday, Aug. 17 at his home. He was born May 15, 1950 in Hobbs.
Survivors include his parents, Ray and Darlene Smith, one brother, Kenny Smith, one sister, Judy Davis and one son, Robert Bateman, all of Hobbs.
Billie Jo Reno
Services for Billie Jo Reno of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Leon Green, Hospice chaplain, will officiate.
Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
She will lie in state from 2-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Reno, 70, died Aug. 15 in Hobbs. She was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Oklahoma. She married William F. Reno on April 15, 1971, in Hobbs.
Ms. Reno worked as a waitress in Tatum and Hobbs and was a former member of the Moose Lodge. She loved her grandchildren, working in the yard and antiques.
Survivors include her husband of the home, three daughters, Yvonne Carpernter of Hobbs, Pamela J. Reed of Idalou, Texas and Ruth Ann Moore of Lickin, Mo.; three sons, Howard W. Smith of Hobbs, John E. Smith of Lovington and William Arthur Reno of Lickin, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Reno was preceded in death by a granddaughter Tonya Carpenter.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Mildred Lois Harless
EUNICE - Services for Mildred Lois Harless of Eunice will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Eunice. The Rev. Keeney Dickenson will officiate.
Services are under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.
Internment will follow at Brunson Memorial Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. today at the Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.
Mrs. Harless, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 16, in Eunice. She was born Oct. 31, 1922, in Navara County, Texas. She married Bernice Floyd Harless on July 1, 1941 in Snyder, Texas.
Mrs. Harless and her family moved to Eunice from Snyder in 1946. She worked for the Eunice public schools for 24 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eunice and an advisor for the Laureate Alpha Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Survivors include her husband of the home; her mother, Ruby Lee Hall of Snyder, Texas; two sons, Norman Duane Harless of Statesville, N.C., and Bernie Kent Harless of Houston; one daughter, Linda Gay Frost of Hobbs, one uncle; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Hospice.
LOVINGTON - Services for Robin Byrd of Lovington are pending with Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Byrd, 46, died Aug. 18 at Midland Memorial Hospital. She was born June 1, 1955, in Hobbs.
Survivors include her husband, Mickey Byrd of Lovington, one son, Kyle Byrd of Lovington and one sister, Michelle Perez of Kermit, Texas.
Services for Lizzie Dennis of Hobbs will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. The Rev. Leon Green will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Dennis, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Good Samaritan Village. She was born Oct. 21, 1907, in Panola County, Texas. She married Charles James "Slim" Dennis in May 1932 in Gilmer, Texas. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1989.
Survivors include one son, Jimmie Dennis of Hobbs; two daughters, Bettye Head of Springfield, Ore., and Sue Sifford of Hobbs; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Gene Edward Dennis; one daughter, Lanell Horn; her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.
Mildred L. Harless
EUNICE - Services for Mildred Lois Harless of Eunice are pending with Calvary Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harless, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 16, in Eunice. She was born Oct. 31, 1922.
Survivors include her husband, Bernice Harless, of the home; her mother, Ruby Lee Hall of Snyder, Texas; two sons, Norman Duane Harless of Statesville, N.C., and Bernie Kent Harless of Houston; and one daughter, Linda Gay Frost of Hobbs.
Services for G.B. Cooper of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church. The Rev. LaVoid Ford will officiate.
Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Cooper, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 16, in his home. He was born March 10, 1916, in Winsboro, Texas. He married June McAdams on Jan. 6, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Cooper also served as a police officer in Hobbs. He retired as a welder after 39 years.
Survivors include three sons, Gene Cooper and Ron Cooper, both of Hobbs, and Jerry Cooper of Houston, one daughter, Pat Pharr of Denton, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, K.H. and Dixie Cooper; one brother; and two sisters.
Donations may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice.