Services for Tressie Virdell, formerly of Hobbs, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Dean Mathis of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mrs. Virdell, 85, died Sunday, May 13, at Round Rock Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. She was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Logansport, La. She married Lois Virdell on May 12, 1937, in Tomball, Texas.
She was a member of the Encounters Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Hobbs.
Mrs. Virdell is survived by two daughters, Leah Pruitt of Hilltop Lakes, Texas, and Sheila Freeman of Round Rock; her twin sister, Ressie Gilliland of Monroe, La.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Virdell was preceded in death by her husband in April 1998.
Graveside services for Beulah "Irene" Hudspeth of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. today at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funerral Home.
The Rev. Ernie Eidson will officiate.
Mrs. Hudspeth, 87, died Saturday, May 12, in Hobbs.
Born Dec. 19, 1913, in Habersham County, Ga., she moved to Hobbs in 1945 from Durant, Okla. She was very active in the First Assembly of God church and loved to garden.
Survivors include a son, James W. Harbison of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Lou Beth Allen of Hobbs; a sister, Velma Makin of Hobbs; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hudspeth was preceded in death by her parents, Irenus and Essie Gosnell; her husband, Hubert Hudspeth; four brothers; and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice, 1515 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.
LONGVIEW, Texas - Graveside services for Mack Crow of Longview will be held at 4 p.m. today at Grace Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Gregg Zackary officiating. Burial will follow in Grace Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.
Mr. Crow, 78, died Sunday, May 13, in a local nursing home.
A native of Meadow, Texas, he was born June 23, 1922, and was a retired truck driver in the oilfield industry. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Crow grew up in Ropesville, Texas, where he was a farmer until he entered the U.S. Army in 1944. Upon release from the Army, he moved to Hobbs where he resided until 1998 when he moved to Longview.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Crow of Longview; a daughter, Patricia Prather of Hobbs; two sisters, Nell Holt of Lubbock and Marjorie Pointer of Levelland, Texas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services for June Wallace of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
The Rev. Michael Erickson will officiate.
Mrs. Wallace will lie in state today from 8 a.m.-noon at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wallace, 74, died Saturday, May 12, in Lubbock. She was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Galena, Kan.
She and her husband, Bud, owned and operated Wally's Treasure Hut from the early 1970s until the early 1980s. A member of Grace Lutheran Church since 1958, Mrs. Wallace was also a member of the Lea Lap Rock and Mineral Club and the Genealogy Society.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Gray and Patti Harrington, both of Hobbs, and Beci Lambert of Richland, Wash.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 100 E. Berry Drive, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for former Hobbs resident Tressie Virdell of Round Rock, Texas.
Ms. Virdell died Sunday, May 13, in Round Rock.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Freeman of Round Rock and Leah Pruitt of Hill Top Lakes, Texas.
LOVINGTON - Services for Suzy Shipp of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at First United Methodist Church under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Elmore will officiate.
Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.
Mrs. Shipp, 77, died Sunday, May 13, in Lubbock.
Born Oct. 24, 1923, in Fairland, Okla., she married Elbert Damon Shipp on Oct. 6, 1940, in Roswell. He preceded her in death in December 2000.
Mrs. Shipp was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of numerous art clubs.
Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Cunningham of Tulsa; a son, Bill Shipp of Lovington; four brothers, Billy Lewis of Lovington, Larry Lewis and Kenneth Lewis, both of Jenks, Okla., and Leonard Crockett of Bixby, Okla.; a sister, Lorene Lawrence of Lafayette, La.; a host of nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales, N.M. 88130-9411 or to New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches, P.O. Box 5000, Boys Ranch, N.M. 87002-5000.
Paul W. Watson
GRAND SALINE, Texas - Services for Paul Wayne Watson of Van, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, at Sand Flat Baptist Church. The Rev. Charlie Idleman, the Rev. Ed Ridge, the Rev. Mark Winskie and the Rev. Jim Adkins will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home of Grand Saline.
Burial will follow in Sand Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Bartley Funeral Home.
Mr. Watson, 88, died Friday, May 11, at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1912, in Gano, Texas. Formerly of Hobbs, Mr. Watson resided in Van since 1979. He was a supervisor in the oil industry and a deacon at Sand Flat Baptist Church. He was also a member of Kiwanis Lemesa and Odd Fellows.
Mr. Watson was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Watson, in 1999; his parents; five brothers; and three sisters.
Mr. Watson is survived by two daughters, Paula Bates of Grand Saline and Margaret Smith of Van; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mildred B. Linzy Farmer
Services for Mildred Bernice Linzy Farmer of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church. The Rev. Dean Mathis will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. today and from 8-8:30 a.m. Friday at Griffin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Farmer, 73, died Tuesday, May 8, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Palmarya, Ark. She married Ray Farmer on Nov. 27, 1945, in Palmarya.
Mrs. Farmer moved to Lea County in 1955 from Pigott, Ark., where she was a telephone operator. She worked several years in Lovington at Nowell Drug and touched many lives as a Sunday school teacher in Lovington and Hobbs. She was an avid potter, crafter and quilter.
Mrs. Farmer is survived by her husband of the home; two daughters, Linda Harris of Austin and Marsha Nichols of Hobbs; one son, Jonathan Farmer of Laurel, Md.; three granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and many beloved relatives in Arkansas and friends.
Mrs. Farmer was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Edner Linzy; one brother, Grady Lee Linzy; and one daughter, Janella Fay.
DENVER CITY - Services for Robert Alberto Barbosa of Denver City will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Ouidio Martinez will officiate.
Burial will follow at Plains Cemetery in Plains under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Denver City.
Mr. Barbosa was born April 9, 1954, in Lovington. He married Maria on May 13, 1977.
Mr. Barbosa was a foreman for Zachary in Edinburg, Texas. He was a member of the Sendero Assembly of God in Seagraves.
Mr. Barbosa is survived by his wife; three daughters, Angie James, Cynthia Moroles and Roberta Barbosa, all of Denver City; four brothers, Ramiro of Plains, Benjamin of Lubbock and Fernando and Zaragosa, both of Austin; four sisters, Linda Bernal of Plains, Anita Acosta of Hobbs, Ida Sanchez of Lovington, and Norma Garcia of Lubbock; and four grandchildren.
DALLAS - Services for Charlie Lee of Dallas will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Golden Gate Baptist Church in Dallas. Services are under the direction of Sandra Clark Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at DFW National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Sandra Clark Funeral Home.
Lee, 75, died Saturday, May 5. He was a member of Golden Gate Baptist Church who served as an usher.
Mr. Lee is survived by one brother, Homer King of Hobbs; and one sister, Ruby King of Hobbs.
Ottis R. Warden
Services for Ottis Ray Warden of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Keenan Witcher will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Warden, 63, died Tuesday, May 8, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born July 11, 1937, in Lumberton, Miss. He married Mavis Strickland Warden on Sept. 3, 1955, in Gulfport, Miss.
Mr. Warden was a member of Northern Heights Missionary Baptist Church. He was retired from Arco. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and gardening.
Mr. Warden is survived by his wife of the home; four sons, Markel W. Warden of Sonora, Texas, Tim A. Warden of Bryan, Texas, Michael D. Warden and Windell R. Warden, both of Hobbs; two brothers, Lloyd G. Warden of Hobbs and Rodney E. Warden of Wiggins, Miss.; one sister, Joyce Warden Parker of Slidell, La.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice, 1515 W. Calle Sur.
Mary R. Flores
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Services for Mary R. Flores of Hutchinson will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Elliott Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Richard F. Stuchlik will officiate. Services are under the direction of Elliott Mortuary.
Burial will follow at Eastside Cemetery in Hutchinson. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary.
Mrs. Flores, 70, died Tuesday, May 8, at Hospice Residential Care Center. She was born July 1, 1930, in Gordon, Colo., to Pete and Ermalinda Ramirez Diaz. She married Ascencion G. Flores on Aug. 30, 1962, in Raton.
Mrs. Flores had lived in Hutchinson since 1982. She had also been a resident of LaJunta, Colo.
Mrs. Flores is survived by her husband; one son, Anthony DiDomenico of Phoenix; three stepsons, Danny Flores of Union City, Tenn., Mike Flores of Ripley, Tenn., and Jerry Flores of Union City, Ky.; three daughters, Linda Alvarez of Hobbs, Debbi DiDomenico of Phoenix and Helen Mariscal of Hutchinson; four stepdaughters, Carmen Flores and Teri Phillips, both of Union City, Ky.; Rita McKinney of Mayfield, Ky., and Leigh O'Dell of Union City, Tenn.; four sisters, Esther Jimenez of Fallon, Nev., Elizabeth Celis of LaJunta, Geneva Baker of Hobbs and Josephine Pacheco of Ottawa, Kan.; 32 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Flores was preceded in death by 11 siblings.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Reno County in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kan. 67501.
Lottie M. McCallister
AURORA, Mo. - Graveside services for Lottie M. McCallister of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. The Rev. David Ray Hooten, a grandson, will officiate. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mrs. McCallister, 96, died Monday, May 7, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 20, 1904, in Barry County, Mo. She married Jacques Delbert McCallister on March 1, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 19, 1983.
Mrs. McCallister moved to Hobbs in the spring of 1984 from Aurora, Mo.
Mrs. McCallister is survived by three sons, John McCallister of Cassville, Mo., Thomas McCallister of Shell-Knob, Mo., and Don L. McCallister of Monett, Mo.; three daughters, Norma J. Hooten of Hobbs, Katie Brown of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Betty Perdieu of Olatha, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. McCallister was also preceded in death by a son, Harry McCallister; three brothers; and two sisters.