Obituaries

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23
Oct
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Beverly Ann Preddy

Beverly Preddy was called home on October 18, 2019. She was born April 2, 1941 in Big Spring. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles and her parents Royce and Ellen Kendrick Johnson and son-in law Everts Dees. She was a long time member of the Ozona Church of Christ and ran Preddy’s Tire Service and B&C Automotive with her husband for many years. She is survived by her son Mike Preddy and wife Ninfa, her daughter Michelle Dees, her brothers Bobby, James and Robert Johnson, sister Jessie, six grandchildren plus her special fur baby “Molly.” The family requests donations to a charity of choice. Graveside services were Monday, October 21, 2019 at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.kerbowfuneralhome.com.

Wed
23
Oct
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Virginia M. Hubbard

Virginia M. Hubbard died October 18, 2019 in Ozona. Funeral services were Monday October 21 at the First Baptist Church in Ozona with burial following in Cedar Hill Cemetery. She was born October 31, 1926 in California. She married Perry Hubbard on June 8, 1947. Perry preceded her in 2010. She was a secretary for the District engineer of TxDOT for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by her son Steve of Ozona, daughter Connie Hall of Ruidoso, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.kerbowfuneralhome.com.

Wed
16
Oct
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James Brock Hoover

James Brock Hoover

James Brock Hoover (affectionately known by family and friends as Rusty or PawPaw), 73, died peacefully in his sleep on October 13, 2019. He had struggled with wear and illness after a very fruitful life and is now at rest.

As a father of two he leaves his loving family, daughters Lori Phan and Tracy Mann and their children; grandsons Brandon Brock, 22, and Joshua Nathan Lee, 20, and six granddaughters, Miranda Chaienne, 22, Siona Leigh, 13, Catherine Cozette, 13, Elleandra Hayden, 10, Samantha Jayden, 5, and Penelope Dylilah, 4. JB was also blessed with two great- granddaughters Lilliana Renae Grace, 2, and Adilynn Riley Nicole, 3 weeks.

James Brock is also survived by his brother, John Temple Hoover and many loving cousins and friends in Ozona, Texas.

Wed
16
Oct
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William ‘Bill’ White

William ‘Bill’ White

William “Bill” White, age 67, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Funeral Services were held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Trinity Church in Stamford, Texas with Dr. Robert Wingrove and the Rev. Rosco McCoy officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery at Ericksdahl Community in Avoca, Texas under the direction of Tankersley Funeral Home in Stamford, Texas.

Bill was born September 18, 1952 to Arthur D. White Sr. and Lucille (Crisp) White in Del Rio, Texas. He graduated high school from Comstock high school in Comstock, Texas

He was a self-employed construction contractor. Bill lived in Comstock, Texas until two years ago when he moved to Lueders, Texas.

Bill loved the sunlight and the adventures of the outdoors. He was an avid outdoorsman.

Wed
16
Oct
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Patsy Humphries Hester

Patsy Humphries Hester passed away on Sept. 30, 2019 in Corpus Christi.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1963 in Welder, Texas to David and Gladys Humphries and was raised in Comstock. She and her husband Guy raised their family in Ozona before moving to Corpus Christi a year ago.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson Anthony Hester. She is survived by her husband Guy Hester of Corpus Christi, her sister Wanda Matthews of Del Rio, brother David Humphries of Ozona and daughter Susan Armstrong and husband Willis of Ozona. She is also survived by her son Shane Hester and wife Tammy; grandson Dakota Hester and great-grandson Zach Hester all of Corpus Christi.

Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Ozona at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.

Wed
25
Sep
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Mary Lue Morrow

Mary Lue Morrow died Sept. 20, 2019. Graveside services were Sunday, Sept. 22, at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home. Lue was born Aug. 12, 1948 in California. She served the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department as a dispatcher for many years. She is survived by her husband, Tom, sons Brian Thomas, John Michael and Shawn Stephen, sisters Nancy Lee Bettridge and Linda Sue Morrow, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Online condolences can be made at www.kerbowfuneralhome.com.

Wed
04
Sep

OBIT: Larry Neal Arledge

Larry Neal Arledge, age 90 of Pandale and Ozona passed peacefully on September 3, 2019. He was a beloved husband and son, preceded in death by his loving wife Sue and his parents Willie and Eva Arledge and great-granddaughter Jacey Smathers. 

Larry was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was a lifetime rancher in Val Verde county who found his purpose in loving and nurturing the land, his livestock and his family. 

He graduated from Ozona High School in 1945 and began his ranching career. In the summer of 1947, a chance meeting led to a lifelong love affair. He and Mary Sue Harvey married in 1948. Together, they worked hard and built a beautiful life with three devoted daughters and so many wonderful friends. 

Larry was a lifelong member and former director of the Rio Grande Electric Co-op, was president of the school board and superintendent of the Pandale School and an integral member of the Pandale community. 

Wed
04
Sep
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Wayne Lee Patterson

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Wayne Lee Patterson passed away on September 1, 2019 with his loving wife, Jan, by his side. He was born April 21, 1945 in Hill County Texas to Pat and Lois Patterson.

He attended Abbott High School where he excelled in all sports, especially basketball. He was selected to play on the Texas All Star Team for both basketball and football. The US Army interrupted his collegiate career, when was drafted into the Vietnam Conflict. He was stationed at Fort Meyer in Washington, D.C.

Wed
28
Aug
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Maria Ramirez De Hoyos

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Maria Ramirez De Hoyos, age 65, passed away on Friday, August 23, surrounded by her family.

Maria, known as Laura to her family and friends, was born on October 13, 1953 in Ozona, Texas to the late Eudelia and Jesus Ramirez.

Laura loved children, she began working for Head Start as a cook in 1998 and decided to work her way up and eventually became the director from 2003-2004.

Laura is survived by her children, daughters, Janis De Hoyos, Carla De Hoyos and her son, Juan Carlos “Tater” De Hoyos, of Ozona; two grandsons, Jon David De Hoyos (Zoe) and Greg De Hoyos (Debora), both of Ozona; two great-grandchildren, Lukas John De Hoyos and Gracelynn Rae De Hoyos; brothers, Jesus “Spider” Ramirez (Mary), Braulio “Cache” Ramirez (Lisa), both of Ozona, and Carlos Ramirez, of Benbrook, Texas. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a multitude of friends.

Wed
28
Aug
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Sandra Jean Perez

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Sandra Jean Perez, of Ozona, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

She was the daughter of Jose and Mary Castro Borrego and the loving wife of Romeo Perez, Jr. She was born in Ozona on May 21, 1963.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Stevie Borrego and sister Sylvia Borrego.

She is survived by her husband, sons Dominique Perez, of Ozona, Romeo Perez III and Nick Perez and wife Tissie, all of Midland, four grandchildren, Kerstin Perez, Ariana Vaquera, Zoey and Owen Perez, three brothers and their families, Jose Jr., Carlos C. and Edward C. Borrego. She also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.

Services were Friday, August 23, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial following in Lima Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at www.kerbowfuneralhome.com.

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