FORT STOCKTON - Memorial services for former Hobbsan Gary Barr of Fort Stockton, Texas, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall.
Mr. Rene Spencer will officiate.
Mr. Barr, 51, died Friday, Oct. 27, in Fort Stockton, Texas. He was born Dec. 5, 1948 in Hobbs. He married Carolyn Brawner on Oct. 2, 1973, in Juarez, Mexico.
Barr, a 25-year resident of Fort Stockton, was a plant operation manager and a member of the Jehovah Witness faith.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Brandon Barr of Canadian, Okla, Sean Epperson of Irvine, Calif and Steven Epperson of Des Moine, Iowa; three daughters, Tamara Montgomery of Dalhart, Texas, Marcia Barr of Fort Stockton, Texas and Rebekah Barr of Fort Stockton; one brother, Danny Barr of Hobbs; his parents, Rob and Rene Barr of Hobbs and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Barr family or Home Hospice.
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Alberto Urias of Hobbs.
Urias, 50, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at Lea Regional Hospital. He was born July 9, 1950 in Mexico.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Rita Urias; one son, Albert Urias of Hobbs and two daughters, Irasema Grorado and Araceli Mendoza, both also of Hobbs.
Funeral services for Thomas Travis "Tip" Tipton, 86, of Granbury, Texas, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. LaVoid Ford officiating.
Burial, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Tipton, a former Hobbs resident, died Monday, Oct. 23, in Granbury.
He was born on March 28, 1914, in Como, Texas, and married Mary Davis on Aug. 8, 1937, in Texas. At the time of Mrs. Davis' death in November of 1999, the couple had been married for 62 years.
Mr. Tipton moved to Hobbs with his family in 1930 and worked for Bennett Lumber Co. In 1935, he went to work for W.M. Billy Walker Trucking Co., where he was employed for 49 years.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Odessa.
Mr. Tipton is survived by two sons, Brent and Keith Tipton of Granbury; one daughter, Lynn Shelton of Odessa; four brothers, Tommy, Kenneth, Harry and J.C. Tipton; three sisters, Nadine Zimmerman, Nettie Lee King and Naomi Davidson; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ernest Tipton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church Building Fund at 1113 N. Grimes, Hobbs, 88240.
EUNICE - Services for Jewel Pittman of Jal will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at First Baptist Church in Jal.
The Rev. Tim Duncan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Jal Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Pittman, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Midland, Texas. She was born May 27, 1923, in Wynne, Ark. She married Buren Leon Pittman on Sept. 29, 1947.
She had lived in the area since 1958, moving from Caraway, Ark. She was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Jal.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, John Pittman of Tampa, Fla., and Jeff Pittman of Jal; a daughter, Brenda Posey of Midland; a brother, Marvin Haynes of Neosho, Mo., and B. Lavern Duke of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Her parents, six brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Francisco M. Palmares Jr.
Services for Francisco M. Palmares Jr. of Hobbs, former resident of Denver City, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Denver City. Burial will follow in Denver City Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
The Rev. Bill Yates will officiate.
Mr. Palmares, 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born March 11, 1944 in Karnes City, Texas.
He married Loraine Andrade 16 years ago.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Frankie Palmares III, of Fort Worth, Texas and Joseph Ybarra of Irving, Texas; two daughters, Maria Ybarra, of Hobbs and Christina Castaneda of Rupert, Idaho; five sisters, Mary P. Flores of Denver City, Josie Hernandez of Nampa, Idaho, Ernestina Avalos, Elydia Torres and Moses Palmares, all of Fort Worth; and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Palmares, and his parents.
KERMIT, Texas - Services for J.B. "Jay Bird" Green of Jal will be at 2 p.m. (MDT) today at Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc. in Kermit. Burial will follow in Jal Cooper Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc.
The Rev. Mike May will officiate.
Mr. Green, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
Born on Jan. 5, 1914, in Odell, Texas, he married Hazel Cook on May 8, 1958 in Pecos, Texas. She preceded him in death in 1981.
Mr. Green served in the U.S. Army Medical Battalion during World War II and worked for El Paso Natural Gas Co. as a plant operator from 1950 until he retired in 1976. He was a resident of Jal for over 50 years.
Leatrice E. Young
EUNICE -- Services for Leatrice Evelyn Young of Eunice will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at First Baptist Church in Eunice.
The Rev. Kevin Warner, associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Eunice, will officiate. Burial will follow in Brunson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Young, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Lovington. She married Fred Lawrence Young on Sept. 25, 1944, in Lovington.
She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church in Eunice.
She was a longtime resident of Eunice. She attended school in Lovington, earning her GED on April 9, 1970. She was a member of the Eunice Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, David Young of Cloudcroft; two daughters, Juanice Kelly Lyles of Hobbs and Leeta Kay Loveless of Lubbock, Texas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Her parents, six sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Hilario "Lee" G. DeLion
Services for Hilario "Lee" G. DeLion of Hobbs will be held at 3 p.m. today at Calvary Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Antonio Garcia of Union Pentecostal Church of Denver City, Texas, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Elio Barrios of Iglesia Bautesta Betesda of Hobbs.
Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Mr. DeLion, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Karnes City, Texas. He married Concha (Cora) Maldonado on Oct. 31, 1941, in Hobbs.
He was a member of Union Pentecostal Church.
He owned and managed his own business, Lee's Auto Repair for several years. Later, he worked in the ministry.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Maly Hall of Hobbs and Wanda (Chita) RavenHawk of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Daniel DeLeon of Fort Worth, Texas and Ignacio DeLeon of Brownfield, Texas; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
His parents, Epigmenio and Graviela DeLeon; and two sisters, Elvira Pulido and Romana Villanueva, preceded him in death.
Eugenio Ruiz Sr.
Funeral Mass for former Hobbsan Eugenio Ruiz Sr. of Albuquerque, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rev. Jose Reyes of the C.F.M. Conv. will officiate. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Ruiz, 88, died Monday, Oct. 23, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born July 6, 1912, in Seguin, Texas. He married Margarita Gonzales in January 1936, in San Marcos County, Texas.
He farmed and raised cotton in the Hobbs area for many years.
He was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Joe Ruiz of Albuquerque and Nicholas Ruiz of Portales; two daughters, Victoria Jensen of Albuquerque and Refugia "Cookie" Quiroz of Hobbs; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Two sons, Eugenio Ruiz Jr. and Domingo Ruiz; four brothers; and four sisters, preceded him in death.
Lee W. Botkin
Memorial services for Lee Wayne Botkin of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
The Rev. Jerry Jenkins of the First Christian Church will officiate.
Mr. Botkin, 59, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Dec. 22, 1940, in Monahans, Texas.
Survivors include a son, David Botkin of Midland, Texas; two daughters, Deann Cummings of San Angelo, Texas, and Connie Botkin of Midland; a brother, Jack Botkin of Hobbs; a sister, Millie Botkin of Hobbs; his mother, Almeta Botkin of Hobbs; and three grandchildren.
His father, Wilbur Jack Botkin; a son, Andy Mapes; and a brother, Sonny Botkin, preceded him in death.
Ace Allen Peoples Jr.
Memorial services for Ace Allen Peoples Jr. of Hobbs will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Dal Paso Church of Christ.
T.P. Childers will officiate. Cremation will follow under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Peoples, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born March 19, 1924, in Tonkawa, Okla.
He moved to Hobbs from Dallas in 1984.
Survivors include a son, Larry Peoples of Hobbs; a daughter, Janelle Ford of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Shirley Wedgeworth; and two grandchildren.
Services for Lottie Coppedge of Hobbs will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Bel Aire Baptist Church.
The Rev. Dean Evans, Randy Evans and Delbert Hender-son will officiate.
Burial will follow at 4 p.m. (CST) at Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield, Texas, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. today. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today.
Mrs. Coppedge, 87, died Friday, Nov. 17, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1913, in Palmer, Texas.
She married E.L. Coppedge on July 17, 1957, in Brownfield. He died Aug. 17.
Survivors include seven sons, Dean Evans, Leroy Evans, Kenneth Evans, Loyd Evans, Floyd Evans, Bobby Coppedge and Larry Coppedge; six daughters, Jean Henderson, Peggy Leach, Louise Capps, Naomi Turner, Sue Allphin and Kay Whinery; three brothers, Hughey McKee, Winifred McKee and Bill McKee; two sisters, Ola Johnson and Lola Mensch; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Florence McKee; one daughter, Patsy Bell; four brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's of S.E. New Mexico, 1717 W. 2nd Street, Suite 173, Roswell, N.M. 88201.