James B. Jackson
ODESSA — James B. Jackson, was born to Delmer C. and Barbara (Shelton) Jackson on Sept. 19, 1955, in Abilene, Texas. He finished his work on earth and went to be with his heavenly father at Medical Center Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends on Thursday, May 28, 2009.
He was a member of Bethany Christian Church of Odessa. He loved hunting, fishing and working with young boys as a Scout Master for the Bethany Troop No. 23. He was currently with Champion Technologies.
He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1973 and from Angelo State University in 1977 with a degree in chemistry. He married Susan Gayle Hawley in 1976. He is survived by his parents, Delmer and Barbara Jackson of Eldorado, Texas; son Luke Jackson of San Angelo; daughter Melissa Bergmann and husband Danny of Monahans; one grandson, Andrew Charles Bergmann; brother, Jerry A. Jackson of San Angelo; and aunt, Louise Booth of Baird, Texas, an uncle Bobby James Murphy of Arizona.
James Anthony "Jamie" Daniels
ELDORADO - James Anthony "Jamie" Daniels passed away after a long battle with cancer Saturday, May 23, 2009. He was born in Clovis, N.M., Aug. 19, 1956. He spent most of his life primarily in Eldorado, Texas.
On Aug. 30, 1980, he married Cynthia Kay Cain in Eldorado, Texas. James had many loves in life, mostly family, friends, and Mustangs.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his parents, James Darrell and Linda Pearl Daniels. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; one brother, Darrell Wayne Daniels and wife Varonda of Eldorado; two sisters, Shirley Jean Levensailor and husband Bobby of Llano, Texas, and Susan Lanine Van Horn and husband Randy of Las Vegas; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. His 12 nieces and nephews were "Their Kids" and they were also blessed with eight great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, May 26, at Community Baptist Church in Eldorado with burial following in Eldorado Cemetery.
Donations in lieu
Dr. Vita L. Perricone Willeke
Vita Willeke, RN, MSN, Ph.D, passed away peacefully and went to her heavenly home on Saturday, May 16, 2009. She was born in Pueblo, Colorado to Robert and Lillian (Sedita) Perricone.
Vita is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gus Willeke, children, Diana (Bret) Smith, Amy Willeke, Sandra (James) Hunt, Donna (Gary) Hanusch and Dan (Lanita) Willeke; and sister Mary Jo Pagano (Jerry) Stewart. She also leaves her six grandchildren, Gary (Kimberly) Hanusch, Alexandra, Nicholas and Hayley Hunt; Lauren and Lane Smith, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Vita was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Nick Taulli, and nephew, Bob Pagano.
For more than 50 years, Vita devoted her life to helping others. As a nurse, she cared compassionately for hundreds of patients in the Emergency Room, in nursing homes, mental health units, hospice care and other health care facilities. As an educator, she taught a myriad of student nurses not only superior technical skills, but the value of a healing touch. Her holistic approach to care included meeting all needs – physical, emotional and spiritual.
Alvin William Estep Jr.
Alvin William Estep Jr. was born on September 5, 1951 to Margerite and Alvin Estep Sr. He left us to be with our Heavenly Father on April 23, 2009 to begin his new journey. Both his parents and grandparents preceded him in death.
Alvin is survived by his wife, Vanda Estep; daughters, Venus Cruz and husband Mark, Varonda Daniels and husband Wayne, and Denisa Estep all of Eldorado, Victoria Segura and husband Luis of Sonora, a son Roger Johnson and wife Destrey of Denver City; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; Two brothers, Kenneth Estep and wife Myra of Kerrville, Steven Estep and wife Connie of Greenville; and one sister, Robin Wagner of Atlanta.He will be missed by us all, but never forgotten.
Services were held on Sunday April 26, 2009 at 3 p.m. in Eldorado.
We would like to thank everyone who was with us and helped us in our time of need. We would like to say a special thanks to Vista Care Hospice for being sensitive and caring for Alvin and our family.
Sincerely the Estep family
Rev. Herman E. (Gene) Early
BAY SPRINGS, MS — Rev. Herman E. (Gene) Early, 71 died Monday April 6, 2009.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 9, at Mt. Vernon Congregational Methodist Church in Laurel, Mississippi. Interment followed in the Ellisville, MS. Cemetery.
After suffering many years with Huntington’s Chorea disease, the Rev. Early went to be with his Lord, Monday April 6, 2009.
The Rev. Early was born January 19, 1938 in Brady, TX, moved to Eldorado as a very young boy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Early. During his high school days, Gene (also known as “Herk”, was an employee of Parker Foods. The meat department was his love, but he worked throughout the store, including using his artistic abilities as the many signs displayed on the front windows. Gene’s father was an employee of the city for many years, working first in the street department and later working as the night watchman, until he was disabled because of Huntington’s Chorea disease. Both of Rev. Early’s parents are buried in Eldorado cemetery.
Jo Ann (Bearce) Sproul
ELDORADO — Jo Ann (Bearce) Sproul, 77, died Good Friday, April 10, 2009. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday April 13, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Eldorado, Texas of which she was a member. Arrangements were by Kerbow Funeral Home.
Jo Ann was born May 14, 1931 in San Angelo, Texas to W. R. (Dick) and Winnie Bearce. Jo Ann was raised on the Bearce ranch in Schleicher County. She graduated from Eldorado High School and later attended the University of Texas at Austin and Sul Ross State University where she majored in drama. On February 14, 1949 in Alpine, Texas she married the love of her life, C.R. Sproul. Jo Ann and C.R. enjoyed over 60 years of marriage together. During that time they raised three children whom she loved deeply.