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Ainsworth, Dorothy Mae Collum  
DELEON - Dorothy Mae Collum Ainsworth, 87, longtime resident of Odessa passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in DeLeon Nursing Home. She was born August 9, 1928 in Genoa, Arkansas to Charlie & Georgia Collum. She married W. C. Ainsworth February 23,1946, He preceded her in death in 2009. She retired from Ector County School District as a cafeteria employee after 10 years of service. She was a Baptist. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister & aunt. Preceded in death by her parents, son, Hershel Ainsworth, sisters, Shirley Taylor & Mae Bell, brothers, Glen Collum, Cecil Aaron, & Curtis Aaron. Survivors include daughters Gloria Hallmark of Kermit, Patsy Berry & husband Mike of Dublin, TX, sons, Charles Ainsworth & wife Brenda of DeLeon, TX, Bobby Ainsworth of Odessa, grandchildren, Kenneth, Kim, Toby, Brian, Tracy, Pam, Michael, Erica, Josh, Tanzy, & Bobby Lee, (14) great-grandchildren, (2) great-great-grandchildren, (2) sisters, Josie Snodgrass of Odessa, Mary Barnhill of Oklahoma City, brother, George Collum of Odessa, & numerous nieces & nephews. A visitation will be 6 to 8 pm Friday, July 22, 2016 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, TX. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
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Published in Odessa American on July 21, 2016
Arroyo, Rosa Maria (Lerma)  
ODESSA - Rosa Maria Arroyo, of Odessa was called home on July 20, 2016 in Odessa, Texas. Visitation will be held 4pm to 9pm Sunday, July 24, 2016 and 10am -9pm Monday, July 25, 2016 with Rosary held at 7pm at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be held at 2pm Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Gilberto Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery in Peaceful Garden. Arrangements are by Martinez Funeral Home. Rosa Maria Arroyo, loving wife, mother and grandmother, was called home on July 20, 2016. Nana as she was affectionately called, was born on July 15, 1942 in Santa Maria de Cuevas, Chihuahua. She married Fidencio Arroyo in 1965. Those left to cherish her memory include her children Ramon "Ray" Arroyo, Clara Isela Arroyo, Beatriz "Betty" Arroyo, Enrique "Henry" Arroyo, Norma Zapata, Rebecca "Becky" Arroyo and her 17 beloved grandchildren. She is now able to join those who await her in heaven, her husband Fidencio "Lencho" Arroyo, mother Maria de la Paz Lerma, grandmother Maria Lerma and stepbrothers Leonor Lerma, Jose de la Paz Lerma and Natividad Lerma. Even though she will be greatly missed we take comfort knowing she is now in God's hands.
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Published in Odessa American on July 24, 2016
Garza, Isaiah Paul  
ODESSA - Isaiah Paul Garza, age 10, of Odessa, TX, passed away on July 24, 2016 in Odessa. Rosary will be at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at 4:00 pm, Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Father Chavez officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Isaiah Paul Garza was born July 4, 2006 to Yvette and Manuel Garza in Dallas, TX. He grew up and attended school in Odessa, TX. Isaiah is preceded in death by his great grandparents, Crispin Rayos, Johnny Orona, Alfonso and Maria Arenivas. He is survived by his parents, Yvette R. Hays and her husband, Nathan Hays and Manuel Garza and his wife, Rosa Garza; grandparents, Antonio L. Rayos Sr., Luisa Rayos, Romelia Rodriguez, Raymond Rodriguez, Glen Hays, Amy Hays, Lila Garza and Reynaldo Garza, Jr.; siblings, Amerah V. Hays, Alexis Zermeno, Destiny Molina, Gabino Molina, Brittany Molina and Kimberly Molina. Pallbearers will be Antonio L. Rayos Jr., Michael O. Rayos, Gabino Molina and Beto Arenivas. Memorials may be given in Isaiah's honor to the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas, TX or Children's Medical Center Oncology Dept., Dallas, TX. The family and Isaiah Paul Garza would like to extend sincere thanks to Isaiah's ICU Care Team at Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX, Ronald McDonald House Staff, Dallas, TX, Isaiah's ECISD Teachers and our entire family and friends. Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please visit our website at www.sunsetodessa.com .
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Published in Odessa American on July 26, 2016
Hailes, Wesley Sherman  
ODESSA - Wesley Sherman Hailes, 66, of Odessa passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 in Odessa. He was born August 9, 1949 to Hansford and Eunice Gibson Hailes in Odessa. He proudly served his country as a Marine. He attained the rank of Sargent. After the time in the military he worked as electronic technician for 17 years. He also worked as a legal assistant to Barry Hart. Wesley held his family in high esteem and was an amazing father to his children and was the best friend to many. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son Wesley Shaun Hailes, daughters, Autumn Hailes, Carin Petrosky, brothers, Joe Hailes, Herbert Hailes, and Cecil Hailes, sisters, Majorie Gallas, Lee Bell, and Jane Williams and four grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 6-8pm Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. Funeral service will be 11am Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
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Published in Odessa American on July 19, 2016
Henderson, Mary Louise "Mary Lou" (Edwards)  
STEPHENVILLE - Stephenville - Services for Mary Louise Henderson, 90, a homemaker, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2016, at Lacy Funeral Home with Rev. Ken May officiating. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Lacy Funeral Home. Mary Lou was born in Iowa Park, Texas, on February 26, 1926, to Roy Edwards and Alta Ina Norseworthy Edwards. She married Sam A. Henderson, Jr., on January 31, 1953, in Odessa, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stephenville. Survivors include her son, Mike Henderson and wife, Debbie, of Odessa, Texas; daughter, Debbie Bonyanpour of Stephenville, Texas; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Johnson and husband, Duane, of Weatherford, Texas; 7 grandchildren, Laura Yeager, Trudy Sherrard, Tom Brunk and wife, Bernice, Tim Brunk, Susan Kyle and husband, Tony, Michael Hansler, and Marshall Henderson; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam A. Henderson, Jr., her son, Gary Brunk, and brothers, J.M. Edwards and Roy N. Edwards. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 124, Stephenville, Texas 76401.
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Published in Odessa American on July 22, 2016
Hyde, Nurse Nancy  
SAN ANTONIO - Nurse Nancy Hyde..... has joined our Father in Heaven & many awaiting family members & friends while visiting her family in San Antonio. Nurse Nancy lived to care for others and spent over 50 years doing so, including 27 years as "Nurse Nancy" for the ECISD. She retired only 2 years ago, certainly longing to get back to caring for the kids as so as possible. Grandma Nancy leaves behind her grandchildren,including one great-grandson. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating. Please join me in celebrating her life & loving memories! Love to All. Cindy Schneider Daughter & Friend
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Published in Odessa American on July 24, 2016
Jones, Laura "Lolly"  
ODESSA - Laura Jones (Lolly) fell asleep on earth and woke up in Glory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Lolly was a perfect example of the Proverb's Woman. "Her children rise up and called her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31:28-30 She was known to us as our Momma, Mom, Memaw, and Memo. She loved her husband, her children, and a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always there to be a shining example to all who loved her. Lolly was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 10, 1940. She married the love of her life, Arlie Jones, in 1958. Together they raised 4 children and when the baby of the family started school she started working outside the home to provide all of the extras that she never had as a child. A meek and quiet woman in a family of loud mouths, she always let everyone else do all of the talking and never complained. She was a woman of faith, courage, and strength. Her faith in our Almighty Creator never wavered and only increased when tragedy struck. Anyone that ever met her walked away saying, "she's SO sweet". That's who she was and that's how she lived her life; with a calm sweet spirit. She was always concerned about being a burden to her family and never realized how precious she was. That's part of what made her so special. Lolly will be joining her husband Arlie, her son OPD Corporal Arlie Jones, and 2 great-grandsons. She leaves behind her daughters and their husbands who she considered her sons: Kathleen and Rex Woodard, Erin & Austin Fulfer, and Colleen and Ricky Smith. She also leaves 2 brothers, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 3 nieces that she loved dearly. Pall Bearers will be her grandsons: Jamie Maldonado, Sean Woodard, James Woodard, Collin Smith, Luke Smith, and great-grandson Logan Maldonado. Daddy, now you can tell Laura you love her. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday, July 22, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 4:00 pm, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Northside Baptist Church located at 100 W. 50th in Odessa. Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please visit our website at www.sunsetodessa.com .
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Published in Odessa American on July 22, 2016
Leyva, Martin  
ODESSA - Martin Leyva, 87, of Odessa, passed from this life, Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Odessa. He was born in Hacienda de Orientales, Mexico on Tuesday, January 29, 1929 to the late Felix and Eufemia (Armendariz) Leyva. Those left to cherish his love and memories are three sons: David and Remigio Leyva, both of Odessa, TX, and Joel Leyva of Presidio, TX; five daughters: Flor Carrasco, Edelmira Renteria, Letty Carrasco, Corina Leyva and Vilma Muñoz, all of Odessa, TX; brother, Ruben Leyva of Fort Stockton; four sisters, Lourdes Marquez of Lovington, NM, Librada Lujan of Midland, Merced Leyva of Ojinaga, Mexico, and Clara Hernandez of Odessa; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Francisca Leyva; parents; brothers, Ramon, Aurelio, and Natividad Leyva; and sister, Catalina Lujan. Rosary will be recited Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Acres West Funeral Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Odessa II Section of the Ector County Cemetery. Hector Anaya, Javier Carrasco, Severo Carrasco, Melissa Chapa, Remy Leyva, and Thalia Muñoz will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com .
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Published in Odessa American on July 24, 2016
Longino, Iris Dean "Mimi" (Shults)  
ODESSA - Iris Dean "Mimi" Longino went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Odessa, TX at the age of 93. She was born on October 12, 1922, in Coryell County, TX to Pete and Myrtle Douglass Shults. She grew up in Wink, TX and graduated from Wink High School in 1938. She married JW "Webb" Longino on June 13, 1940, and they had 2 children, Sharryon Longino Willmann and Jimmy Longino. Dean worked at the ECISD Tax Office for 34 years and developed many lifelong friendships from her time there. She was a remarkable seamstress and was known for her prayer pillow crosses, of which she made more than 3000 over the years. She was also known for her home cooked meals at "Mimi's" especially during the holidays. She and Webb were always ready to have company and she enjoyed getting to visit with family and friends. Their house on Kelly became a fixture for everyone. She was a member of Central Baptist Church for 33 years. She is preceded in death by her father; her mother; her husband of 56 years, Webb Longino; her daughter, Sharryon Willmann; her daughter-in-law, Judy Longino; grand-daughters, Kelli Willmann and Stacey Whiteley; sister, Clara Williams; and brother, Doug Shults. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Longino and his wife, Joyce; her granddaughters, Christi Owens; Cathi Echols and her husband, Randy Echols; Julie Salmon and her husband, Tommy Salmon Jr.; grandson, Jeff Longino and his wife, Rebecca; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many close friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Central Baptist Church or Home Hospice of Odessa. Family visitation will be on Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Graveside services will be on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 9 AM at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial service will follow at Central Baptist Church at 10:30 AM. Services entrusted to Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.
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Published in Odessa American from July 21 to July 22, 2016
McKay, Boyd Lynn  
HOUSTON, TEXAS - Boyd Lynn McKay went home to be with his Lord early Saturday morning, July 23, 2016 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX. He was 59 years old. He was born on April 20, 1957 in Kermit, TX, to Boyd and Wanda (Williams) McKay. Although Lynn spent most of his younger years living elsewhere, he spent many summers with his grandparents somewhere around the West Texas oilfields. His grandfather was his idol and his hero. He was known as Butch to most and Papaw to the other grandkids. But to Lynn, he was Pa. It was Pa who gave him his love for hunting and fishing, as well as teaching him the art of fixing anything using basically nothing - good ole southern engineering at its finest. And Lynn became a master. He was the only child of Boyd and Wanda, but following his mother's remarriage, became the big brother to two brothers and three sisters consisting of two sets of twins. Due to the age difference, Lynn was often called upon to watch over all of them. As he would tell it, he had to "herd them around", but he would not trade that time spent with all of them. When his dad remarried, he gained another brother who he also loved dearly. Even as adults, his siblings continued to depend upon him for encouragement and advice. This was a responsibility that he never took lightly. Following the death of his youngest brother, Lynn left home at 16. While never gaining a college degree, he highly valued a good education, advancing himself through technical school and receiving various certifications. In his words, he held a Master's Degree from "the school of Hard Knocks". In 1981, his mother, who was always playing matchmaker, told her new secretary that "you need to meet my son". Her matchmaking skills paid off and on October 16, 1982, Lynn married Gwen Overstreet in Odessa, TX. Shortly after their marriage, the oilfield busted, so they moved to Houston where Gwen had previously lived. Their three children were born while living there: two daughters and one son. Lynn and Gwen did not wish to raise their children in a large city, so they began looking for the ideal place to raise a family. They told God that any place would do, but they would never move back to Odessa. So where did God move them...back to Odessa in 1991. From that point on, Lynn's saying was "never say never". They spent the next 21 years in West Texas. From time to time, he would state that he would never move back to a big city, especially Houston. However, grandchildren have a strong pull, so they returned to Houston in 2012 to be closer to them. The pride and joy of his life was his kids and grandkids. His daughters each held their own special place in his heart and he and his son were best friends. His son-in-law also quickly became a second son to him. But one of his greatest joys came with the birth of his granddaughter. She was his "sugar girl". Then 9 years later came "Papa's little buddy". Both grandchildren knew that if they wanted something, all they had to do was ask Papa. He could never say no to them. Anyone that knew Lynn knows that he was never at a loss for words. There was no such thing as a short conversation with him and he never met a stranger. Those conversations proved just what a passionate and caring person he was. Passion was what drove him, whether in work or concerning his family. However, his greatest passion was his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you talked with him more than once, then you definitely heard him tell you about his family and his Lord. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd McKay and Wanda Howell, one brother, Ricky Kownatzki, and one sister, Lou Kownatzki. Lynn was survived by his wife of 33 years, Gwen McKay of Porter, TX; daughter, Krystal Wilson and husband, Ben of Kingwood, TX; son, Shawn McKay of Gardendale, TX; daughter, Jackie McKay of Buda, TX; granddaughter, Kylie and grandson Trevor; stepmother, Grace McKay of Martin, TN; sister, Sue Michael and husband Mark, of Eastland, TX; Vickie Willoughby and husband, Darryn of Hewitt, TX; brother, Phillip Kownatzki and wife, Daun of San Antonio, TX; brother, Bobby McKay of Martin, TN, in addition to many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, at Rosewood Funeral Home, 22271 US Highway 59, Porter, TX. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors 5-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made in Lynn's name to UTHealth's Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center in Houston, TX via giving.uth.edu .
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Published in Odessa American on July 26, 2016
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