Thoughts and Prayers

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.

 http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/Oaoa/obituary.aspx?n=James-OQuinn-Reese&pid=186681500&referrer=2171&preview=False

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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.

June 25, 2017 PRAYERS for PHILLIP THAMES 

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.

Thanks......Sherry

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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🏼

Sherry

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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?!! 😊

Sherry

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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 www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
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
 
- See more at: http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/newbernsj/obituary.aspx?n=&pid=185805079&referrer=0&preview=True#sthash.ySO8Kla9.dpuf
 
Sent from the iPhone of:
ROBERT E. WHITE
ATTORNEY AT LAW

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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

 

 

 

 

11/25/2016

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:  

aries/oaoa/obituary.aspx?n=mitzi-gay-brothers-lightfoot&pid=182804466&fhid=14321

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12/10/2015

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.

sjmc

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12/03/2015

From:  Stacy Patty Patty
Email:  stacypatt@gmail.com


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.

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11/28/2015

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

smc

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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.

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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

 

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

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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

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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

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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 

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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 http://runfortherose.racepartner.com/run-for-the-rose/Keithyarbrough (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

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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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