Ector County Texas Obituaries

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Henrietta Napier
ODESSA  Henrietta Napier, 101, of Denton and formerly of Odessa, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, in Denton.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Kevin Bushart officiating. Arrangements are by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
She was born in Llano County. She was a member of St. Luke?s United Methodist Church.
SURVIVORS: Son, James Harrell Napier Jr. of Denton; daughter, Billie Richmond of Odessa; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.


James H. ‘Jim’
Napier Jr.
Denton James H. “Jim” Napier, Jr., 64, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday July 1, 2006. He fought through a long courageous battle with cancer until the very end.
Jim was born on July 27, 1941 in Lampasas, TX to James Harold and Henryetta (Ratliff) Napier. He married Katie Mae Golden on March 2, 1963 in Odessa, TX. They had two children, Katie Renee Napier Hassell and Jamie Neil Napier.
Jim served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1964. He moved to Denton in 1971 and worked for the City of Denton until 1979. He worked for Denton County MHMR from 1990 until his medical retirement in 2005. His time was spent doing everything he could with his family. He loved spending time with Katie, whether they were sitting on the front porch, traveling to the mountains or holding hands in the grocery store. His grandchildren were the apples of his eye and it was mutual admiration. His grandsons loved their Papa who loved to spoil them and encourage them in everything they did. He could always be found at their soccer, football, or baseball games, cheering them on with vigor. He loved socializing with friends and entertaining at his home. He was a faithful member of his church, Cooper Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday July 6, 2006 at Cooper Creek Baptist Church, 4582 Fishtrap Rd., Denton, TX. Dr. Richard Montgomery, Rev. Buddy Owens and Rev. Bobby Bryan will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday July 5 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Troy Mankin, Bob Stevens, Bob Huntsberger, Ron Adkins, Bill Justus, Paul Wilson.
Survivors include his wife, Katie Napier of Krum. Two children, a daughter Renee Hassell and her husband Jeremy Hassell of Krum and a son Jamie Napier and his wife Vickie Napier of Denton. He also has five grandsons: Michael Napier, Tyler Napier, Hunter Napier, Jace Hassell and Blake Hassell. He is also survived by a sister Billie Richmond and husband William Richmond of Odessa and numerous nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Henryetta Napier and James Harold Napier, Sr. of Odessa and one brother Bobby George Napier and wife Carolyn Napier of Lufkin.


ODESSA  Eululia H. Natividad, 86, of Odessa, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 24, 1917, in Ruidosa, Texas, to Federico and Maria Hinojos. She married Rudolfo B. Natividad Jan. 4, 1931. She was a Christian Catholic and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; six grandchildren, Albert Jr. Barrera, Rudolfo ?Rudy? Olivas, Larry Natividad, Ernie Granado, Gilbert Gonzales and Nickie Natividad; one great-grandchild, Lisa Granado; and two sons, Elias and Raul Natividad.
She is survived by sons, Severo H. Natividad of Mesa, Ariz., Zack H. Natividad and wife Virginia, Salvador H. Natividad and wife Amada and Robert H. Natividad and wife Irene, all from Odessa; six daughters, Ramona Granado and husband Arnulfo of Pecos, Ruperta Barrera and husband Albert, Juana Guzman and husband Cruz, Tonia Gonzales and husband Cipriano, Rachel Nichols and husband Hector and Gloria H. Natividad, all from Odessa; 44 grandchildren? 130 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Ismael Barrera, Micheal Guzman, Arnulfo Granado, Daniel Natividad, Robert Lee Natividad and Jaime Hinojos.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with the Rev. Trini Fuentes officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.
?She was a loving and caring person. She enjoyed herself by being outdoors and working in her yard, and being around her dogs. She was loved and appreciated by the ones that surrounded her.
?We appreciate all the ones that took good care of her, especially the people working in Hospice.
Services by Odessa Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Cooper Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 4582 Fishtrap Rd., Denton, TX 76208.
Mulkey-Mason Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.