Archive - Obituary
Joseph Garcia Luna, â€śJo Jo,â€ť age 22, of Odessa died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at his home. He was born in Odessa on Feb. 17, 1989. He worked as a waiter at Tequila Tonyâ€™s Mexican Restaurant.
Survivors include his father, Gilbert Luna and wife Rosa Garcia; mother, Cynthia Ann (Garcia) Ponce and husband Luis; maternal great-grandparents, Sabino and Josefa Garcia; maternal grandmother, Mary Jo Pineda; paternal grandmother, Felicita L. Valenzuela; and an uncle, Luis Luna, all of Odessa.
Bill Bennett, 80, of Sand Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Bill was born March 22, 1931, in Vincent, Texas, and married Johnnie Padgett on Oct. 7, 1950 in Forsan.
He was employed for 36 years at the Cosden Refinery, now Alon USA, as an operator.
He was a member of Midway Baptist Church.
Ramon C. Montez, 91, of Fort Worth passed away Dec. 15, 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 5550 E. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth, Texas, with rosary at 7 p.m. Friday at Lucas Sylvania Funeral Chapel.
Ramon was born in Ruidosa, Presidio County, on Jan. 25, 1920, the son of Dionicio â€śNiehoâ€ť Montez and Isabel Canava. When he was very young, his mother brought him to Marfa, where he spent most of his young life with his mother and later his grandmother, Ros Quintana.
Mona Faye Tinsley Walker Holman, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Christus-Schumpert Highland Hospital in Shreveeport, La., following a short illness. Funeral services will be held ft the Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Homer, La., on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Shelby Cowling officiating. Interment will follow at Old Town Cemetery in Haynesville, La. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jacqueline Ann Martin Durham (Christi), age 50, of Grandview, Tenn., died at her home on Dec. 1, 2011, after a 13-year battle with cancer. Services were held Dec. 4, 2011, in Crossville, Tenn.
Christi was born to Harold C. Martin and Jacqueline Martin â€śBitsyâ€ť on Jan. 24, 1961, in Big Spring, Texas. She attended Big Spring High School, and later moved to Midland, Texas, where she met her husband, Bobby Durham. The two later moved to Grandview, Tenn.
Christi worked at Lazy Boy for several years.
Bill Bennett, 80, of Big Spring, died Thursday, December 15, 2011 in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Curtis Brunson, 53, of Lubbock, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at his residence. A come-and-go memorial will be held from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at the Brunson home at 3606 Hamilton in Big Spring.
Curtis was born Aug. 8, 1958, in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School. He attended Howard College School of Nursing and later earned his registered nursing degree. He was working as a trauma nurse in Lubbock. He was a Christian.
Kathleen Daughtrey, 90, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. She was born May 9, 1921, in Greenville, Texas, to Claude Williams and Bernice (Crutchfield) Williams.
Her mother passed away when she was two years old. She then was cared for by her father and her grandparents Williams and her grandparents Cruthchfield. In 1927, her father married Beatrice (Richardson) Williams, who Kathleen loved dearly, in Brown County, Texas, and always called â€śMother.â€ť
Denver Leeon Pettitt, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham and Doyle Maynard officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at the funeral home.
Leeon was born May 3, 1934, in Hermleigh, Texas, and married Patsy Gotcher on Nov. 29, 1957, in Big Spring, Texas. She preceded him in death April 25, 1998. He then married Donna Hunter on Nov. 20, 1998.
Leah Risetter Cooper, 90, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Marcy House. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Alive in Christ Lutheran Church with the Rev. Carroll Kohl officiating.
She was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Concord, Iowa to Clara and C.M. Pearson. She married Alan Risetter on Dec. 2, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1970.
They moved to Big Spring in 1963 from Marshal Town, Iowa. She later married Claude Cooper in 1988 and he preceded her in death in 2001. She owned and operated the Desert Sands Motel and Restaurant. She later cooked at Brass Nail.