Jesse Matthew Barrera, 29, aka Cowboy, of Iraan Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of January 1, 2014. He was born to Jesse and Lupe Barrera February 8, 1984 in Iraan, Texas.
He was raised in Big Lake, Texas where he attended school graduating from Reagan County High School in 2002. He was a running back on the football team, lettering in his freshman year of high school. He enjoyed the game so much that he would put his heart and soul into it, resulting in his number 25 always being in the starting line-up. Years later, he returned to play in the alumni team against the Ozona Lions. He participated in many other school activities to include being a 4-H member. His other sport was playing co-ed softball, in which he also excelled. He loved the country way of life and anything western. He bought a horse, and became a pretty good roper earning the name “ Cowboy “ from his maternal grandfather who himself was a real cowboy.
David Maxie, age 62, of Murphy, Texas, passed away December 27, 2013, in Plano, Texas. David was born July 27, 1951, in Zwolle, Louisiana, to Arvil and Aline (Coan) Maxie. He married Marleen Ballard on April 14, 1973, in Hobbs, New Mexico. David was an avid bass fisherman and hunter. He was baptized in Jesus Christ in June of 2013. David loved his three granddaughters dearly. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Marleen Maxie of Murphy, Texas; daughter, Angela Jackson and husband, Ty also of Murphy; son, Paul Maxie and wife, Rendi of Longview, Texas; granddaughters, Abigail, Olivia, and Sophia; sisters, Mae Chick and husband, Jerry of Big Lake, Texas, Linda Morse and husband, Billy of Malakoff, Texas, and Debra Bolen and husband, Roy of Midland, Texas; brothers, Charles Starnes and wife, Betty of Knox City, Texas, Bobby Maxie and wife, Cheryl of Garden City, Texas, and Sammy Starnes of Cody, Wyoming.
Betty Eurthia Siegenthaler entered her heavenly home on Saturday, December 21, 2013. She is now walking hand in hand with her husband, Mack.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Big Lake at 2:00p.m. J.B. Bitner and Gerald Bastin officiated. She was laid to rest in Glen Rest Cemetery in Big Lake.
Our beloved Wayne went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by family at his home in Big Lake, Texas on Monday, December 9, 2013. He was born in Carlton, Texas to James Druid and Nan Levena Jones on September 20, 1931.
Wayne was a servant of the Lord and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Big Lake. He had served his community for twelve years as City Councilman at the City of Big Lake. He was a veteran of the military, serving in the United States Army at Fort Bliss from February 1952, until his medical discharge in August 1952, after suffering for many months with rheumatic fever.