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.

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.

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.