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In Memory Of
Class of 1985
Passed Jun 01, 1995
Class of 1969
Passed Apr 03, 2008
Passed Sep 22, 2004
An Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and a long time resident of Wink, James moved there from Lorenzo, Texas in 1963. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Wink.
James received his Master’s Degree and taught school in the Wink Loving Independent School District until he retired in 1986. Not being one to lay around, he placed his name on the ballot that year and become elected as Winkler County Commissioner where he stayed until his retirement in 1998.
In 1969, he was elected to the Wink City Council and held that position until 1973. James was also elected as Mayor of Wink for the years of 1973 thru 1976
A devout Wildcat Fan, James was also member of the Wink Lions Club. He was Past Master of the Wink Lodge # 1302 AF & AM and current member of the Kermit Lodge # 1258 AF & AM.
Those left to cherish his memory are two Daughters, Devora Mitchell of Wink and Jamie Winn of Fort Collins, Colo.; one Brother, Edwin Winn of Kyle, Texas; two Grandchildren, Jeremy Cross of Midland and Stephanie Cross of Kermit and one Great-Grandchild, Shaye Carson of Kermit.
One sister, Martha McGehee, also preceded him in death.
Funeral Services were held at 10:am, Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Family Services Funeral Chapel with Tommie Williamson, Minister of The Wink Church of Christ, officiating. Graveside Services followed at 4:00 pm in Trent, Texas at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit
Class of 1980
Passed Jul 22, 1994
Class of 1986
Passed Mar 11, 2004
Class of 2010
(Passed date unknown)
Class of 1966
Passed Oct 19, 2011
Passed Oct 02, 2015
Sharon once described herself as an ordinary person because she said that her life experiences and accomplishments were much like those of any other person. During her 77 years she experienced heartbreak when her father, aged 29, died when she was eight years old. She knew hardship when she and James were both attending the University of North Texas and rearing their three-year-old daughter, Devora, on a monthly G.I. Bill allotment of $160. As a teacher for 37 years, Sharon helped young people expand their knowledge and natural potential. She also taught English to adult speakers of other languages, helping them achieve their personal goals and gain United States citizenship. Although she never attained fame, Sharon served her community of Wink, TX, as a city council member and her profession as a member of the State Board of Directors for the Association of Texas Professional Educators. Never a hero, she nonetheless once save a student from choking by applying the Heimlich maneuver in the school cafeteria.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents: Harold and Thelda Terry Norman; brother: Harold Aubrey Terry; step-father: Edward Cleo Norman; and first husband: James Winn.
Those surviving to celebrate her life include her husband: Glen Turnbo of Odessa, TX; daughters: Jami Winn of Wink, TX, and Devora Mitchell and companion Jeff Lajoie of Kermit, TX; grandchildren: Jeremy Cross of Midland, TX, and Stephanie Carson and husband Mac of Odessa, TX; great-grandchildren: Dani, Shaye and Gage Carson of Odessa, TX; step-son: Steve Turnbo of Wink, TX; step-daughter: Gail Couser and husband Carl of San Antonio, TX; half-brother: Edward Cleo Norman Jr. of Denver, CO; step-sister: Judy Balzano of Denver, CO; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Family Services Funeral Chapel in Kermit, TX with Corrine Naylor officiating assisted by Dr. Kathy Siepak. A second memorial service was also held at the Unitarian Universal Church in Odessa at a later date. Honorary Pallbearers will include: Jeff Lajoie, Carl Couser, Joe Turnbo, Jeremy Cross, Mac Carson, Don Naylor, and Cliff Buchanan. Arrangements were entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor of Kermit.
Class of '66
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