Pat May died peacefully on July 11, 2009 in Grand Prairie, Texas, at the age of 91. Born Oct. 3, 1917, Pat was the youngest of 9 children of Albert Ephraim Kent and Carrie Cummings Kent of Eldorado, Texas, and granddaughter of Andrew Malone Hill, a captain in the Confederate Army.  Pat’s father died during the great flu epidemic of 1917, when she was only a few months old. In order to support the large growing family after his death, her mother campaigned for and was elected Treasurer of Schleicher County in 1923, a position she held for 10 years, at a time when few women, much less the mother of 9, held elected office.

Pat grew up in a lively, loving household with her 8 siblings:  Ruth Inez Alsup, Albertine Foster, Tom Kent, Mildred Stanford, Maude Waldrep, Edwin Lee “Buck” Kent, Pauline Means, and Luther Andrew Kent.
Pat graduated from Eldorado High School and attended business school in San Angelo.

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Don Smith was born October 17, 1953 in Coleman, Texas to Mary L. Smith and Lee Roy Smith.
He passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2009 in Midland, Texas.

Don was employed in various construction and oilfield jobs throughout his working career. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Langhennig Smith.

Survivors include a son, Joshua, J. Smith of Midland, TX; two sisters, Rhonda Corbell and family of Eldorado and Jackie Lynn Smith and family; and, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 13 in Eldorado Cemetery.

DEL RIO — Floyd Alvin Hanusch, age 80, entered into rest June 30, 2009, in Del Rio, Texas. He was born November 10, 1928, in Weir, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Elsa Wolbrueck Hanusch; brothers Ernest Hanusch and Ray Hanusch.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Betty Yardley Hanusch; twin brother, Leroy Hanusch of Eldorado, Texas; sister, Laverne Crump of Sulper Springs, Texas; daughters: Phyllis and Jerry Glanville of Calistoga, California; Carolyn and John Price of Midland, Texas; Becky and Stan Davis of Quemado, Texas; Lois Hanusch of Del Rio, Texas; Barbara and Johnny Flippo of Del Rio, Texas; and Martha and Chuck Finley of Midland, Texas. 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Gentlemen left with the honor of pallbearers: Al Weiss, Johnny Flippo, Chuck Finley, John Price, Stan Davis and Landon Price.

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HOBBS,NM — James A. “Jim" Griffin, age 84 passed away on June 21,2009 at Lea Regional Medical Center. Jim was born to James A. Grifffin and Mabel on July 3, 1924 in Eldorado, TX. Jim married Beth Caudle Griffin, December 17, 1947 in San Angelo, TX.

James served in the US Navy. Jim and his wife Beth, moved to Midland, TX in 1949, then to Hobbs in 1954. Jim was employed by Sinclair-Atlantic Richfield for 31 years and retired in 1980. Jim’s passions were golf, gardening, Hobbs Eagle Basketball and bragging about his grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife Beth of Hobbs, NM, son, Jim B. Griffin and wife Barbara of Houston, Tx, daughter Jana May and husband Lloyd of Hobbs, NM.

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