Thoughts and Prayers

June 6, 2019

Please keep Sherry Johnson McCrary and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

From Sherry:   Late last night dad met his maker, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, his Saviour as He came to take daddy to his eternal home and unite him with momma. We can not thank you enough for the many many prayers you have prayed for our family and both our parents so faithfully πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»
It’s only been just a little over five weeks ago that we were delivered the devastating news that dad’s bones were covered in Stage 4 Metastatic lesions and that the bone biopsy was not conclusive as to the primary source the cancer was coming from. It was very aggressive and we knew we would not have dad long. He is home now...happy and healthy and out of pain, and best of all, reunited with the love of his can we be sad about that?!!
I am so thankful that God put me back in Odessa. My daily schedule for the last nine months has been set around dad’s lunch time. I am forever grateful to God for giving me an enormous amount of time and days to spend with daddy. I will miss my lunch dates terribly πŸ˜ͺ
Please join us in celebrating dad’s 87 and a half wonderful years at:
Frank W. Wilson Funeral Home this Friday, June 7
3:00 Visitation
4:00 Service
Following service dad will be buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors.



March 29, 2019:  From Jerry Burger

Don Hanson's mother, Emma Marie, passed away last week in San Antonio.  Her services will be held in SAN ANTONIO/ALAMO HEIGHTS next week on Thursday, April 4th at the

University of the Incarnate Word

4707 Broadway St. (at Hildebrand off 281)

San Antonio 78209

in the:  St. Joseph's Chapel at the Village at Incarnate Word

11:00 - 11:30 Rosary

11:30 - 12:30  Memorial Mass 


There will also be a Rosary on Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 - 7:30 pm at

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

1602 Thousand Oaks Dr.

San Antonio, TX 78232

*Directions are listed on the above link along with obituary, however, at this time the dates are wrong.  The above dates of April 2nd and 4th are the correct dates and times according to communication with Don.

3/29/19 10:00 pm


*maybe a group of you SA/Hillcountry folks can make your way over there next week.  It's been years and years since most of us have seen or heard from Don.  I know it would mean the world to him to see some "old" friendly faces from great times past. I would give anything if I could be there, use to live just a few blocks away from UIW.  There are some great eating places right there within 5-10 minutes afterwards.

Keep Don and his family in your prayers as they celebrate his sweet momma's life and also as he and his brother, Joe, travel in from out of state.



March 3, 2019:  From Lori Nelso Aldrich tonight:

Hello everyone, I’m asking for your thoughts & prayers for Coby Smith Scott as she will be undergoing amputation surgery tomorrow (below the knee) She has suffered for a long time with idiopathic neuropathy that has turned to Charcot foot and has previous had toes amputated so actually thIs amputation will be a blessing for her to be out of excrutiating pain and be healed. And thank God She is not diabetic. She is already looking forward to her healing & prosthesis so she can finally get around so much better and live life!! Thank you all in advance!! ♥️♥️♥️


November 18, 2018:  Deepest condolences to Beth Perry Sewell and family and many, many friends in the loss of her amazing mother, Jo Perry, this past week after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Beth just lost her father only four months ago this summer. Please lift her up in your prayers and thoughts.


October 2018 ~~~~~~~~~~

October has not been a very good month so far for our classmates πŸ˜” Joey White lost his mother on October 11, Susan Smotherman Drennan lost her mother on October 16, and now Laura Headlee Nunez has lost her father on October 19. Three Saturdays in a row we have had a funeral for one of our classmate’s parents.

This season in our life’s as caregivers of our elderly parents and then losing them is really really hard. Those of you that do not know, Laura is also taking care of her mother who was hit by a car in the HEB parking lot back in August and sustained life threatening injuries. Her health is touch and go, up and down. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her and needs many prayers of healing. When you go to our Lord in prayer, please lift these families up as they face the days ahead of them. 

Grace and Peace



Please be in thoughts & prayers for Coby Smith Scott & her family. Coby lost her sweet mother Darla Smith September 6, 2018 from post operative complications following open heart surgery.
Darla requested not to have a big service, but to have just friends and family gather to celebrate her memory.
Instead of flowers, Darla would hope that you celebrate her life in a way that honors her spirit.
Consider a random act of kindness, such as adopting a stray dog on the side of the road, like she often did.

Darla Smith



*September 16, 2018:  I wanted to add an email that Mike sent me earlier this week that I had not gotten posted: Sherry

 My Mother Jean Maxwell passed away Tuesday 9/11, she had a long time battle with COPD. She was a very talented seamstress and made, altered many cheerleader, majorettes And prom dresses over the years. You used to laugh that she could not get the uniforms as tight fitting as they would want them and they would return to make repairs. She was a great stay at home Mom and be very missed by her family, Mike Maxwell


Please keep our classmate Mike Maxwell in your thoughts and prayers after the loss of his mother Jean.

ODESSA - Jean Maxwell, 87, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Odessa.
Jean was born on January 23, 1931 to Helen and Alfred Crosbie in Tulsa, Ok. Jean graduated from Midwest City High School. She married the love of her life Paul Maxwell in May 1954 in Oklahoma City, OK. Jean was a golfer and a member of the Sunset Ladies Association. When she could, Jean enjoyed swimming at the YMCA and spending time with her many friends at the Ector County Elections Office.
She is survived by her son, Ronal Ford and wife, Tina of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Terry Maxwell and wife, Rachael of Odessa, TX; son, Michael Maxwell and wife, Tabitha of Odessa, TX; daughter, Kym Maxwell of Odessa, TX; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Maxwell; father, Al Crosbie; mother, Helen Hall; sisters, Carolyn and Beverly; grandson, Cody.
Special thanks to her grandchildren William and Vanessa for their care of grandma during her illness.
The family would like to express their gratitude for Tammy of Home Hospice of Odessa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home Hospice of Odessa and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Bell Tower.


Please keep our classmate Larry Cosper and his family in your thoughts and prayers for the loss of his mother.

ODESSA, TEXAS - Beth Pearson Cosper, 86, passed away on August 10, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. She was born on August 8, 1932 to Lee Roy Pearson and Vera Blair in Ranger, Texas. In 1952, she married James Shafer Cosper in Ranger, Texas.
She taught school in 3 Texas towns - Levelland, McCamey, and Odessa. She also volunteered with Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary and was a life member of the NRA. She enjoyed gardening, reading, keeping a lovely home, and traveling to Dallas.
She is survived by her husband James Shafer Cosper of Odessa, Texas; son Larry and Karen Cosper, Flower Mound, Texas; grandson James Cosper III, Eastland, Texas; granddaughter Kelsey and Joona Pelttari, Espoo, Finland and one great-grandchild Onni Pelttari.
Beth is preceded in death by her parents Lee Roy and Vera Pearson; son James Cosper Jr.; siblings Electra Pearson, Lee Roy Pearson Jr., Lynn Heath, Mercedes Pearson, and Larry Champ Pearson.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Antioch Christian Church in Odessa, Texas.
Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Ranger, Texas.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Published in Odessa American on Aug. 15, 2018



Loss of classmate

A memorial Service will be held this Saturday, July 21st, 2018.  In lieu of flowers the family has ask to please make donations in Richards Honor to his beloved Church.

Discovery Life Church

242 Country Lane

Cibolo, Tx 78108

Our classmate, Richard Atkins passed away last night at home. Richard lived in San Antonio. He was found at home last night and his heart is suspected cause of death. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.  We will send more information as we know it.




Loss of classmates Dad

Please keep our classmate, Beth Perry Sewell in your thoughts and payers.Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4901 Maple Ave in Odessa, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to The Salvation Army of Texas at or The American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

SALADO, TEXAS - Charles R Perry passed away July 12th, 2018. He was born in Shamrock, Texas on September 8th, 1929.



Loss of classmates Mom.

Please keep our Classmate, Terri Hargis in your thoughts and prayers.

Patsy Jean Hargis, 83, of Coffeyville passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

She was born on September 1, 1934 at Coffeyville to Hobert and Etta (Moonyham) Hagan. Patsy grew up and attended school in Coffeyville.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery Veterans Memorial Patio, . Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or Windsor Place Activity Fund; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed in car e of David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.



Loss of classmates Dad.

Please keep our Classmate, Mallie Jackson Flock in your thoughts and prayers.  Her father Jimmy, recently passed.
COLLEGE STATION - James D. "Jimmy" Jackson of College Station died peacefully of natural causes early Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the age of 83. Graveside services are set for 10:00 am on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at College Station City Cemetery.


LOSS OF CLASSMATE:  May 17, 2018

Please be in prayer for the family and friends of Deborah (Debbie) Callendar Perry in the unexpected loss of her life this week.

Services are being held this Thursday at Sunsey Odessa. Obituary and info attached


Passing of one of classmates, Terra Cline Adams, Mom.

ODESSA - Ann Cline, our beloved mother, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018.

She was born September 21, 1933, in Harlingen, Texas and grew up in Pampa, Texas, where she graduated from Pampa High School. She worked at The Brownie Shoppe, and then at ECISD for many years, and made some great friends along the way.

She enjoyed dancing, playing bridge, crossword puzzles, reading, musical theater, and spending time with special friends and family.

Ann was most proud of her four daughters, her grandchildren, and her great grandchild who all brought her immeasurable joy. She was the glue that held us all together, and we loved every moment that we were blessed to spend with her. She will be greatly missed.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband, James Cline; brother, Jimmy Berry; sister, Marci McNeely; and parents, Jack and Edna Berry.

Surviving her are her four daughters, Caprice Bauer, Leesa Sanders, Terra Adams, and Tonya Paul; their respective husbands Dr. John Bauer, Robert Sanders, Dwight Adams, and Dr Scott Paul; and her sister, Gretchen Smith. Her grandchildren include James Sanders, Dr. Arielle Bauer and husband, Greg Fischvogt, Alexandra Bauer, Allison Paul, Evan Paul, Megan Adams, and her great grandson, Maxwell Fischvogt, along with many other loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Meals on Wheels or your favorite charity. The family will hold a private service at a later date.



January 19, 2018:  It just breaks my heart πŸ’” to post this morning. Seems like we can not go a day this new year without me having you wake up to more sad news for one our classmates. Only 8 days ago on January 11, Carolyn Notgrass McConnell lost her father. Yesterday, her older sister Jan Notgrass Findley, lost her long, brave, courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer 🧑 So many of you stepped up and helped out with Jan these last couple of years and I know you are deeply hurting today. When I would see you at the cancer center with Jan giving her a ride, going to the dr. with her to get results and be her support, taking her meals, coming in town to keep her company, help around the house with chores or any repairs, and no telling what else! These are just a few of the things I witnessed and know about, no telling what others did  but this is prime example of who WE are. Carolyn lives out in CA, can you only imagine her heartache of being so far away! Please lift Carolyn and her brothers and rest of the family up as they once again make plans for their loss. 
God bless all of you. I have said a special prayer this morning for our Class....all of you, specifically for God to surround you and your family with a hedge of protection, good health, safe travels, and love.  πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜˜ 


From Carolyn:  We are planning on having Jan’s memorial service on Saturday, February 10th, at 11:00 am at Northside Baptist Church in Odessa. Jan was dearly loved and will be missed. Thank you all for everything you did for her. We very much appreciate it. ❀️


January 18, 2018:  Thank you Jeanie Medlin Rex for sending in to us. Another of our classmates has lost her husband. Please keep Martha and her family in your prayers. 

Martha Thomas Haymes lost her husband, Tom Haymes ('73 Permian grad) on January 10

in Lubbock. Services were held Monday, January 15 in Lubbock. 


January 18, 2018: Obituary for Lori Nelson Aldrich’s husband Chris. There will be a memorial celebration held in Odessa at a later date to be announced.

January 14, 2018

It is with incredible sadness this morning that I share Lori Nelson Aldrich’s post on her husband, her warrior, her love

of her life...Chris. Please be in prayer for this beautiful family πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’”πŸ˜ͺ  I will post more as I hear...Sherry

With great sadness & a heavy heart I am announcing that at 1:08 this morning my “Chrissy Pooh” took his last

breath in this world as my hand was laying over his heart. He fought the good fight & now he is pain free & perfect

in the presence of God! Hallelujah!! We are so blessed to have had him around for 2 years & 6 months post

diagnosis of GBM-4.  Chance & I ask for your prayers. Also I’m sure you will understand that I’m requesting

no phone calls today. I am worn & will try to get much needed rest. Thank you. 

We Love all of you! πŸ’”πŸ˜“πŸ’” — Lori Nelson Aldrich.


Please keep our classmate, Carolyn Notgrass McConnell in your thoughts and prayers.  Carolyn lost her father, Burl Notgrass on January 11, 2018. Other siblings are Jan, Nathan and Steven Notgrass.


On December 26,2017 Rod Alan Allen went to be with his Lord and Savior.   No services have been scheduled.


November 8, 2017

On Friday, January 5, 2018, our beloved classmate, Benna Leigh Babb went to be with her heavenly father.  

Please keep Benna's family in you thoughts and prayers.

Benna Leigh (Babb) Buckingham-Stiver, 60, of Odessa, died Sunday, January 5, 2018, in Odessa. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday January 9, 2018, at Acres West Funeral Chapel. Interment follows at American Heritage Cemetery in Midland County. Pastor Joe A. Wallin is officiating. Arrangements are by Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa.


November 23. 2017  Prayers for Danny Batkchelor

Please keep Danny and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  Danny's mom, Norma Batchelor, passed away this morning at her home in Odessa. Visitation Friday Nov 24 5:00-7:00 Sunset Memorial and Funeral is Saturday Nov 25 at 4:00 at Sunset Memorial


October 25,2017 Prayers for Sherry Johnson McCrary

Please keep Sherry and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  Sherrys Mom went to be with her Lord and Savior this week.  Frank Wilson funeral home will be handling the arrangements.  Visitation is Sunday, October 29 from 2-3:30.  Funeral is Monday, Oct 30 at 11:00AM.  Burial is immediatley after at Sunset Memorial Gardens.


September  15, 2017  Prayers for Rocky Reese family

Rocky's dad, former mayor of Odessa, among many other things, passed away on Friday.  Many of you knew Mr.  

Reese and know you would want to know service details. Hopefully this link will work.


September 7, 2017 PRAYERS for Jackie Rogges family

Please keep Jackie and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  Jackie lost his mother this morning due to complications from surgery.  Jackie's mom was a wonderful woman, and always had an open door for me during our High School years.  When I learn more about the services, I will share.


Our Class has really had some hard hits this last 10 days. One that I have not put on here is Phillip. Just last week most of us only just now learned that Phillip has Parkinson's disease. Along with that information,we learned that Phillips's family has been called in to Houston as he is very sick and near the end of his life πŸ˜ͺ Some of you may have known or know more? For now, this is all the information I have been given.  Please lift up Phillip and his family at this very difficult and sad time in his life.  If I hear more, I will share.



June 25, 2017  UPDATE on Price

Update on Price from his girlfriend, Sandy. Price is showing improvement and gaining strength every day now. I missed a call from Price Ebert this morning during church. When I listened to the message, I was shocked to death to hear Price on the other end!!! 😱😲😳 this afternoon Sandy updated me that Price walked with a walker for a little bit during PT. 😱 Just 3 days ago he couldn't even move his legs!! Now he has been moved to a private room out of CCU, and is on his way to going home with outpatient PT!! God is good 😊 and He sure isn't done with Price!! Please continue your prayers on Price's full recovery!! πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ» We all know how strong he is and what a fighter he is!! πŸ’ͺ🏼



June 20, 2017  UPDATE on Price

Well how about some good news for a change!! Sitting here with Price Ebert...watching him feed himself a meal, talking! Awake and alert!! PTL πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Nothing better than to witness God's faithfulness to our many prayers being lifted up for Price. 

We held hands for a long time, as I shared with him all the many prayers being said for him and how worried Class of 75 was about him. He was very touched and there were tears from both of us. This time when I prayed over him, I prayed with him....tears for both of us. 

He still has a very long way to go so continue lifting him up with your prayers and thoughts. Tomorrow they hope to get him up sitting and even walking. He should be moved to a private room before long. God is good! 

*i hear that his breathing tube was not removed in the most conventional way.....Price assisted on that with no help from the nurses* now, does that surprise any of you?!! 😊



June 11, 2017  

Robert White shared this with me yesterday.  I know many of you will want to know this and reach out to Vernon. There should be a guest book to sign on the funeral home site if you do not know how to reach Vernon.  Keep him and his girls in your prayers and thoughts.  Sherry

Ellice Geiderman DeBolt Obituary
Ellice Geiderman DeBolt, 59, passed away on June 11, at her home in New Bern, NC, surrounded by her family.
Ellice was born in Chicago, IL on November 8, 1957 to Sylvan Geiderman and Jeanette (Mallin) Geiderman Lewis. She was a sister to Howard and Marcia Geiderman. Ellice married her soul mate Vernon Lyle DeBolt III in Kansas City, MO in 1980.
Ellice moved to Overland Park, KS at age 15 where she attended Shawnee Mission East High School. She attended the University of Texas where she graduated in three years with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Communications and was a member of the Texas State Guard. Following graduation, she lived in Dallas for a year before marrying Vernon.
As a couple, Vernon and Ellice lived in many places following Vernon's newspaper career and creating life-long friends along the way. She bloomed everywhere she was planted. They lived in Odessa, TX for a year before moving to Turlock, CA, where Ellice gave birth to Lauren DeBolt Lenn in 1983. After seven years in California, Vernon and Ellice moved to Gastonia, NC, where they welcomed their second daughter, Sarah Anne DeBolt in 1988. In 1991, the DeBolt family moved to Greenville, MS where Ellice had her third daughter, Catherine Leigh DeBolt. But their travels weren't over yet – the DeBolt family also lived in Kinston, NC from 1997-2000, Lima, OH from 2000-2002 and finally made their home in New Bern, NC in 2002.
Ellice was preceded in death by her father, Sylvan, and her sister, Marcia.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Vernon DeBolt, three daughters, Lauren (David) DeBolt Lenn of Swansboro, NC; Sarah DeBolt of New York, NY; and Catherine DeBolt of San Francisco, CA; her mother, Jeanette (Mallin) Geiderman Lewis of Overland Park, KS; and her brother, Howard (Mary Pellar) Geiderman of Chicago, IL; as well as many cousins and wonderful friends.
Ellice had a zest for life and invested her time and energy in loving her family and friends. She developed many lasting, meaningful friendships, and those whom she loved were truly blessed. She enjoyed many hobbies such as tennis, reading, theater, bridge, shopping, traveling and had a special bond with her loyal dog Buster.
Ellice dedicated her time and talents to many cultural and civic organizations including the Arts Council, Red Cross, NBGCC Ladies Tennis Association, Soroptimist, Heart Gala, Festival of Trees, Coastal Women's Shelter, Craven County Schools, Junior Women's Club, Junior League, Junior Auxiliary, and PEO.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Melanoma Research Alliance, the American Cancer Society , or a charity of your choice .
Ellice's family would appreciate friends sharing memories and signing the guestbook at
A funeral service will be held Friday, June 16, at 2:00 PM at Cotten Funeral Home, followed by a reception.
Published in Sun Journal from June 14 to June 15, 2017
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It is with much sadness that I let my friends know, that my Mom has gone to be her Lord and Savior. She will finally get to see my Dad again. She was living with my sister in Kansas for the last month enjoying her Great grandkids. She was having problems breathing this morning and was taken to the ER. Doctors say they suspect a blood clot. She was gone within the hour. This picture shows her and I doing what she loved, watching her Grandkids play baseball, here in Florida..
Services are planned for Saturday, May 20 in Denton, Tx, at the DeBerry Funeral home on University Blvd. A viewing will be held on Friday evening.

Regards, Randy Newton






The day after Thanksgiving, Mitzi Lightfoot Brothers lost her long battle with heart disease and pancreas complications and passed away in Medical Center Hospital.  Mitzi was married to another of our classmates, Billy Brothers....since 1977.  Please keep Billy and their two children/family and the rest of this family in your prayers and thoughts.  You can read Mitzi's Obituary and information on her service at this link:  




This morning Jerry Burger contacted me and let me know that his mother peacefully passed away last night at home in Ballinger.  Mrs. Burger meant so much to so many of us and had a huge impact on so many of our lives.  She is loved by so many of us and others before and after our class.  Please lift Jerry and all of her family up in prayer.  Blessed to have had her impacting my life beginning at the tender age of 10 at Burnet Elementary! She will be missed by many.

There will be a graveside service in Odessa at Sunset Memorial on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm.




From:  Stacy Patty Patty

Tammy McIntyre Sauer passed away this morning in Indiana. She had a heart attack. Tammy attended Permian during her sophomore year, prior to attending Hood Junior High and Goliad Elementary.



It saddens me tonight to let all of you know that we have lost another of our beloved Classmates sad  Rhonda Tabb Perkins lost her courageous and hard fought battle with breast cancer this morning.  I don't have any details at this time, but, if you are a praying person, please put her husband Dennis and the rest of her family and friends in your prayers.  I will post service information when I receive it.

Rhonda was a strong woman of Faith.  Know she is rejoicing in her homegoing where she will meet up with her only son. 

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:                               2 Timothy4:7



Please keep Jim's family in your thoughts and prayers.

James Garland Latham, Jr. (Jim Latham) died Friday Sept. 25. Services are scheduled 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 29 at Second Baptist Church. Arrangements are with Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
He and his dad were owners of Latham Printing forever.



Please keep Coni Fry Sims and her family in your prayers.


June 7 I lost my little brother Mike Fry. Mike was sitting on a bench in Austin when he apparently had a heart attack and died. I received a call to come to the hospital & identify him. He was only 53 and a wonderful person. I'd seen him a few days before & he was laughing (he was always laughing) and seemed healthy & vigorous. I just wanted to share this about him. Thank you.

Coni Fry Sims



Patricia Liner Ervin's dad, Kenneth Clower, passed away April 30, 2015. He was 85. Please keep their family in your prayers. 


Please keep Denise Garrett Kelly and her family in your prayers as they mourn the sudden passing of her dear sweet mother, Laura, last week.  I know so many of you know/knew Denise's parents through band, church, and other activites.  Visitation with the family and local Celebration of Life services were held in Odessa last Thursday and Friday and they have now traveled to Illinois to the farmland that her parents loved for her funeral and final burial place.  Denise was so very close to her mother and had moved her around the corner from her home after the passing of her father a couple of years ago. Denise came back into town to find her mom ill and something wrong and called an ambulance.  Upon arriving at the hospital, they found out that her mom had had a very severe brain aneurysum and the next morning,  Mrs. Garrett stepped peacefully and joyfully into heaven on April 20, 2015 shortly after Denise's sister, Carla, arrived from Dallas. 

I know this is a huge loss to Denise and her family and I am heart broken for them.

Prayers my friend,

Sherry Johnson McCrary



It saddens me to report the loss of our classmate, Rocky Hogan.  In the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Rocky Dean Hogan stepped peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be forever reunited with his loving family and friends -  Please  keep Rockys family and friends in your prayers.

I'm going to miss my ole DJ,

God Bless,

Randy Newton



I am sad to report to you another loss of a classmate. Kendal Shetter passed away suddenly on Friday night, April 3rd in Abilene, Texas. He and wife, Denise had traveled to Abilene to visit her father. I spoke with Denise yesterday morning. She said he had no symptoms or health issues.


He had a massive heart attack and was taken away from us. His services will be at Higganbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains, Texas on Wednesday, April 8th at 1:00 PM. Graveside services and burial will be at Rising Star, Texas afterwards.


Please pray for Kendal's family and friends.


Take care and God Bless !!!!!


Your 'ol classmate,


Jackie McLendon 

ODESSA James Keith Yarbrough, 58, died peacefully on January 26, 2015 at his home in Odessa, Texas. He was born in Odessa on January 10, 1957 to Clyde Wallace Yarbrough and Lula Mae Stewart. He married Mary Louise Yarbrough on December 9, 1989 in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Keith graduated from Texas A&M University ('79) with nuclear and electrical engineering degrees and began his career at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He returned to Odessa to work with his father at Clyde Enterprises. After his time with Clyde Enterprises, Keith was Chief Information Officer at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin, a post he held for over 25 years.

Keith was a member of the Midland Shooters Association and an avid skeet shooter always on the hunt for his next perfect round.
He was also active with the West Texas Jazz Society where he served on the board for many years and helped produce their annual jazz party, a tradition that his father helped to begin in the 1960s. Keith will always be remembered as a loving husband and father, a loyal friend, and a consummate host. Nobody will forget his quick wit and kind spirit.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 at First Christian Church in Odessa, with Dr. Dawn Weaks officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Marnie Rose Foundation at (Team: Keith's Krew).

Keith is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his son, Jamie and wife Katie of Houston; his stepson, Jeff Murray and wife Katie of Fort Worth and their son Charlie; his stepdaughter, Holly Murray of Houston; his sister, Dianne Kluck of Irving; and his brother, Dan Yarbrough and wife Janice of Odessa.

Published in Odessa American on Jan. 27, 2015


Please be with the family of our classmated Linda Joiner Bell, who passed away December 20, 2014. PALMDALE, CALIF. Linda Carol Joiner Bell, age 57, passed away in Lancaster, California on December 20, 2014 after being a long time resident of Antelope Valley. She was born on October 26, 1957 in Brawley, California. Her family moved to Odessa, Texas in 1972 and she graduated from Permian High School in 1975. She was employed by Drs. Brantley and Marshall for 10 years, relocated to Palmdale, California where she was employed by Sierra Medical Group for 30 years. She is survived by daughter Whitney Bell resident of Odessa, Texas, son Jeffrey Bell (Naomi Beck), granddaughter Freya Bell, residing in Prescott, Arizona, and former husband Michael Bell resident of Lancaster, California; her parents Elizabeth and Billy Frank Joiner, brothers Alan Joiner (Denise), Thomas Joiner (Sara), sister Brenda Smith (Don) residing in Odessa, Texas, sister Christine Michaelson from Riverside, California, brothers Mike Joiner (DiAnna) from Crane/Menard, Texas and Robert Joiner (Linda) residing in Argyle, Texas, and numerous nephews and nieces. A Memorial Service will be held in Linda's honor at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 7601 N Grandview Ave., Odessa, TX 79765 on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM Father Mark Woodruff officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Humane Society of Odessa, 7012 West Mockingbird Lane, Odessa, Texas 79763.




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