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It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce that Jason Scott Blanton, the beloved son of Carol Hill Fulcher and John Richard Blanton, Jr., passed away suddenly in his home in Bedford, Texas, on Dec. 29, 2020.

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Garry Couch Henderson, 85, of Comanche, Texas, passed away Jan. 6, 2021. Although 85, he lived 100 lifetimes in those years. He was born Oct. 23, 1935, in Brownwood, Texas, to Loyd T. and Oleta (Couch) Henderson.

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Anna Lee Scofield Smith, 79, died on Jan. 12, 2021. She lived her last 11 months of life with her daughter, Kim Case, and her son-in-law, Gene Case. She died of congestive heart failure, not COVID-19.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Wilda Furr Meixner, PhD, 85, passed away Jan. 14, 2021, in Austin Heart Hospital following a massive heart attack.

Brenda Condra, 68, of Alpine, Texas passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 8, 2021.

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Eveline Helen Bell of El Paso, Texas, passed away Dec. 31, 2020, at her home following an illness. She was 88 years old. She was born in 1932 in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria, to Hermann and Anna Maria Tobisch Maderthaner. Part of her childhood was spent with her maternal grandparents in Ru…

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Esequel “Zeke” Bermudez was called to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2021 at the age of 77 years. Zeke was born on April 10, 1943, to Merced Bermudez and Telesfora Moralez Bermudez, and lived in Alpine all of his life.

Olivas Salas, 77, died on Dec. 15, 2020, at Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Texas. She was born to Alberto H. Garcia and Jesusita Ybarra Garcia in Marathon, Texas, on Aug. 25, 1943.

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Cosme Daniel González, 27, passed away at home in Alpine, Texas, on Dec. 28, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born on July 28, 1993, in Fort Stockton, Texas, and spent the first five years of his life with his parents living in Yakima, Wash.

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Donald “Don” Carlton Macon, 83, of El Paso, Texas, passed away in the early morning hours of Dec. 26, 2020.

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Charles Robert “Bob” Richardson, the eighth president of Sul Ross State University, passed away on Dec. 24, 2020, at age 82.

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Thomas Buttrill Leary passed away peacefully in Midland, Texas, Dec. 30, 2020. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic church for family in Marathon, Texas, at 1 p.m., with graveside immediately following at the Marathon Cemetery for friends and family.

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Maria Rosa “La Guera” Baeza, a lifelong resident of Marfa, Texas, was called to her heavenly home on Dec. 17, 2020. She was 76 years old. Maria was born Nov. 8, 1944, in Marfa to Bartolo and Concha Villanueva.

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Britain Rice Webb of Marfa, Texas, passed peacefully at his home on Dec. 15, 2020, to join his Heavenly Father. 

Ignacia Celaya Grano, 94, of Marathon, Texas, was greeted with the angelic voices of heaven as she entered eternal life on Dec. 9, 2020.

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Raul “Chief” Armendariz Molinar peacefully went into the arms of the Lord in the early hours on Dec. 9, 2020, in San Angelo, Texas. He was born on April 02, 1935, in Alpine, Texas, to Vicente and Candelaria Molinar.

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On Dec. 10, 2020, David N. Wright joined our Lord in Heaven.

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Michael O’Connor Kurie, age 58, of Kermit, Texas, passed from this life on Dec. 4, 2020. He was born on March 24, 1962, in Houston, Texas, to Andrew and Judith Kurie.  He married Frances Grano in Marathon, Texas, in 1990. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Phil Wayne Ebensberger of Temple, Texas, was born July 4, 1937, in New Braunfels, Texas. He graduated from Burbank High School in San Antonio, Texas, and received a music scholarship to attend Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. He received his BBA degree in 1960, and his Master of A…

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Albert Olivas Brown was called by name on Nov. 22, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born on April 29, 1941, in Fort Davis, Texas to, Albert Bentley Brown and Ester Olivas, he went on to marry the love of his life, Corina Ramirez, on Dec. 14, 1962.

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Evangelina “Eve” Garza died peacefully in her home with her beloved family by her side on Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpine, Texas.

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William Beauregard Duncan, Jr., passed away of a heart attack during his sleep on Nov. 15, 2020, at his home in Brasília, Brazil. “Beau” was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 19, 1954, and was the only child of Jeanne and Billy Beau Duncan of Jeff Davis County, Texas, where he grew up on th…

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Candace Ann Covington was welcomed into the world on June 12, 1977, by her parents, Frank and Lana, and sister Tallie Covington. The family lived in Austin, Texas, until they moved to Alpine, Texas, in 1986.

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Leonor Chacon Chavez passed away peacefully on Nov. 27, 2020, after a brief illness, and was surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 12, 1938 to the union of David Chacon and Manuela Ramirez Chacon of Marfa, Texas. She married Juan A. Chavez, Jr., in Alpine, Texas, on May 17, 1956. Sh…

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Sharron Rae Bryant died at her home in Alpine, Texas, on Nov. 17, 2020, after a long illness.

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Kenneth Royce Scott of Bronte, Texas, passed away on Nov. 25, 2020, at the age of 82. He coached high school football, was a successful entrepreneur, and had a story for every occasion.

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On Nov. 18, 2020, Fidel "Sonny" Cano, Jr., passed away after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 17, 1937, to the union of Fidel "Chapo" Cano, Sr., and Jesusita Sanchez. 

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Graciela Urquidez Chavarria passed away peacefully on Nov. 22, 2020, after her courageous battle with cancer, at her home with her family by her side. She was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister who will be deeply missed.

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Wynon Clark, 94, was born in Comanche, Texas, on Nov. 1, 1926 to Otis and Vera Smith. If ever a sweet, generous, loving, beautiful, always smiling, selfless woman deserved to be called “a truly fine lady,” it was Wynon.

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Sylvia Rita Bennett-Vaughan was lifted up to heaven by the Angels on Nov. 17, 2020, in Las Cruces, N.M. She was a devoted wife to the late Clinton Elvis Vaughan. They met in 1949, and shared 62 blessed years together. 

Fidel S. Cano, Jr., 83 of Alpine, Texas, entered eternal life on Nov. 18, 2020, in Conroe, Texas. Fidel was born Jan. 17, 1937, in Alpine.

Celia Ramirez was granted her angel wings on Nov. 14, 2020 in Lewisville, Texas. Her death was sudden and unexpected.

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Santiago “Jimmy” Martinez, 69, slipped away as the Lord called his name. A classic cowboy, a ladies man, an outlaw, game slayer, and overall legend, he saddled up the great spirit horse and galloped into the sunset on November 12, 2020.

On Nov. 14, 2020, William "Bill" Harve Dodson, passed from a lengthy illness. He was born on July 12, 1936, in Alpine, Texas, to the union of Dell Dewey Dodson and Evelyn Eliza Blaine.

Angela Garcia Garcia, 98, of Alpine, Texas, was called home Oct. 11, 2020, to be with her husband, Tiburcio, and her son, Peter. She was born March 21, 1922, in Marathon, Texas, to Marcos Garcia and Irene Ureta.

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Demencio Luna, Sr., was born at Big Bend National Park in a place called Luna Jacal, to Bonificia and Giberto Luna. He was one of five brothers and three sisters. He passed away on Nov. 5, 2020, in Midland, Texas. 

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Charles Richard Harvey, 89, transitioned to be with the Lord our Father on Nov. 1, 2020.  He battled with Alzheimer’s the last years of his life.  He was born May 26, 1931, in San Angelo, Texas, to O.R. and Willie Mary Harvey.

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Jane McBath Bennack, 91, passed away on Oct. 25, 2020, after a brief illness. Jane was born on June 11, 1929, in Muskogee, Okla., to George Alexander McBath and Margaret Sichler McBath. After her mother’s death, Jane and her two brothers were raised in Mission, Texas, by her father and stepm…

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Alberto R. Leyva, 82, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away on Oct. 28, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family. 

Shirley Williams Price passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 13, 2020. She was living in Alpine, Texas, at the time of her death. She truly loved the Lord, and loved serving Him.

Our wonderful, loving, giving, vivacious, spitfire Mom/Dale/Wowo passed away on Oct. 20, 2020. Dale was born on Feb. 6, 1939, in Pampa, Texas. She was raised dirt poor in a shanty town in the Pampa. She literally walked through oil from the derricks to get to and from school.

Treva Watson, 75, beloved Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on Oct. 22, 2020. She entered this world on July 7, 1945, in Bakersfield, Calif., born to Milton and Marie Smith.

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Peggy Lee Locke, 83, passed from this world into her Savior’s arms on Oct. 18, 2020, surrounded by her family through love and prayer. She was born deep in the southwest Texas wilderness on a ranch in Grapevine Hills on Nov. 29, 1936, to Sheldon and Mae Finney. Peggy married Kenny Locke on S…

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Richard Leroy Hawkins, 84, a resident of Alpine, Texas, passed away on Oct. 17, 2020.

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Mikel was the only son of Duff and Ann Talley, who had been married 15 years before they were blessed with his adoption. He was raised in Alpine, Texas. Mikel accepted Jesus Christ at the age of seven while at Paisano Baptist Encampment. He was so excited after the fact that he talked and ta…

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Robert Lynn Bowden, husband, father, grandfather, and teacher, passed on Oct. 12, 2020. Robert was born Oct. 18, 1937, to Elizabeth and Buel Bowden in Wichita Falls, Texas. Robert grew up in Munday, Texas. Graduating a Munday Mogul, he always followed and took pride in the Mogul victories.

Alpine, Texas, resident Britt Steele lost his long and courageous battle with cancer, and passed earthly bonds to be with his Lord on Oct. 4, 2020.

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With sadness we announce the passing of Mary Jane Morgan, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend, teacher, and philanthropist, on Oct. 9, 2020, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer.

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Victor R. Gonzales, 73, of Odessa, Texas, was called home by our Lord on Sept. 14, 2020. He was born on Oct. 13, 1946, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Elizabeth Gonzales. He grew up in Alpine with his grandparents, Andres and Augustina Gonzales. He attended Centennial School and Alpine High Schoo…

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On Sept. 29, 2020, with the Holy Spirit by his side, Donaciano “Don” De La O Fuentez, a lifelong resident of Marathon, Texas, closed his eyes to his earthly home, and opened them to a glorious heavenly homecoming.