Ellis Glenn Parker passed away Friday, June 19, 2009, at his home at the age of 91. Graveside services will be Monday, June 22, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Kerbow Funeral Home.

Glenn was born in Eldorado to Mary Emily Thorpe Parker and William Henry Parker, pioneer Schleicher County merchants and stock farmers, on May 12, 1918.

Glenn graduated from Eldorado High School and attended Angelo Junior College until he joined the U.S. Army Air Corp in November 1941. Glenn was stationed at Scott Field in Illinois and served until 1945. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was a Radio Operator Instructor during World War II. He was an Eldorado merchant and rancher, operating Parker Foods and Parker Farms until his death. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. #890 for over 60 years and the First United Methodist Church in Eldorado.


Janice Baker Ratliff, age 83, of San Angelo passed away Monday, December 29, 2008, at Shannon Medical Center. Graveside service was Wednesday, December 31, in the Eldorado Cemetery in Eldorado, Texas, directed by Kerbow Funeral Home. The Reverend Joe McGee, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Eldorado, officiated.Janice was born July 12, 1925 in Eldorado, Texas.

Her parents were Leslie L. and Zeila Baker. She married James Thomas (J.T.) Ratliff in Eldorado on April 28, 1945. He died on September 10, 1994. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of San Angelo, attended school in Eldorado, and Metropolitan Business College in Dallas, Texas.

She had been employed at Crane Company in Dallas, Goodfellow Field in San Angelo and First City Bank of San Angelo. She retired from First City in 1987 after 41 years of service. She worked in various departments and retired as assistant vice president. Survivors include her sister, Danell McCormack of Eldorado; nephews, Karl McCormack of Ballinger; Kyle McCormack and wife, Medley, of Odessa; and Keith McCormack and son, Cody, of Eldorado.

SCHERTZ — Edwin Martin Jackson III (Trey) was born November 8, 1962 in Sonora, Texas and passed away February 11, 2009 at his home in Schertz, Texas at the age of 46.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Martin Jackson Jr.

Trey is survived by his loving wife Britta, daughter Meagan, and son Ryan; mother Shirley Jackson; two sisters, Sherwin Voss and husband John, and Cindy White and her husband Danny; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.


GARDENDALE — "Joe" Jose Cervantes Cardona, 80, of Gardendale went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at Medical Center Hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Sonora, Texas, to Jose and Juana Cardona.

He married Mary Dora Terrazas on Oct. 28, 1951, in Fort Stockton. He is a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Ector County Sheriff's Posse. He lived in Odessa for 54 years. He owned and operated Cardona Water Well Drilling Company. He had a very special gift of locating water with brass rods. He loved horses, gardening, singing and cooking. He was a loving father and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Dora Cardona; and his son, Joe T. Cardona III; and sisters, Eva C. Cardona and Mary Pina of Eldorado.