May 13 obituaries

Gregory Dwaine Bailey


Gregory Dwaine Bailey, 34, died May 9, 2020, in Colorado City.

Family visitation is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Miller Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Mitchell County Cemetery.

Born on Dec. 20, 1985, in Colorado City, he was the son of Carolyn Bailey and Tommy Bailey. He attended CISD schools until age 15, when he moved to Midland. He later obtained his GED. He had four beautiful children whom he adored, Jordan, Julius, Autumn and Gizelle.

The love and loyalty he had for his family is unmatched. He had a passion for music and loved trying to pursue music with his honorary brother Jam. The Dallas Cowboys was his NFL team and OKC Thunder was his NBA team. Greg worked with his cousin Cody powerwashing trucks for oilfield businesses.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Pablo Martinez Sr.; an uncle, Ricardo Martinez and his paternal grandmother, Lorene Scott Warren "Big Mama."

Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandmother, Dominga Martinez; a sister, Mary Jones; three brothers, Tommy Bailey Jr., Latorres Bailey and Tia, and Courtney Bailey; a sister-in-law, Tanya Guzman; six nieces, Chasity and Donnell, Camryn, Alicia, Akyah, Zori and Kenzie; seven nephews, Chasen, Vinson, Deandre and China, Canden, Bryce, Zhyeer and Rocco; two great-nieces, Iminity and Elizabella; three great-nephews, Caydrian, Chris and Chasen; honorary brothers, Fred, Jam, Warren, Laurance; and a host of aunts and uncles.

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Juan Villanueva Martinez


Juan Villanueva Martinez, 81, died Monday, May 11, 2020.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Miller Family Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillside Memorial Gardens with Father Raj Arokiasamy officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Martinez was born Aug. 26, 1938, in Alice to Pedro and Sebastiana (Villanueva) Martinez. He married Yrene Ornelas on Sept. 16, 1959, in Colorado City. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and owner and operator of John's Backhoe Services since 1976. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, spending time with his chickens, watching westerns, The Texas Rangers and The Dallas Cowboys. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Alexis Ortegon; five brothers, Refugio Martinez, Roman Martinez, Rufino Martinez, Emiterio Martinez and Pedro Martinez Jr.; and two sisters, Romana Bugarin and Tranquelina Martinez.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Johnny Martinez and wife, Anita, of Fluvanna, David Martinez of Snyder, Rudy Martinez and wife, Connie, of Lubbock and Larry Martinez of Lubbock; two daughters, Debra Ortegon and husband, Ismael, of Abilene and Cindy Sanchez and husband, Andrew, of Abilene; 16 grandchildren, Melissa Martinez-Guedry and husband, Dustin, of Midland, Johnny Ray Martinez and wife, Sally, of Corpus Christi, Christopher Ortegon and wife, Laura, of Midland, Veronica Buenrrostro and husband, Frank, of Abilene, Ismael Ortegon Jr. and wife, Amy, of Abilene, Phillip Ortegon of Irving, Rudy Martinez Jr. and wife, Christina, of Lubbock, Michael Martinez of Lubbock, Ryanna Martinez of Lubbock, Larry Joe Martinez and wife, Melissa, of Plainview, Mallory Martinez and husband, Johnny Vasquez, of Snyder, Andrew Carrillo of Sweetwater, Vanessa Martinez and husband, Chad Marshall, of Lubbock, Gabriella Sanchez of Abilene, JuanDiego Sanchez of Austin and Lilliana Sanchez of Abilene; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Jose Martinez of San Angelo and Manuel Martinez of Corpus Christi; five sisters, Benita Davila of Colorado City, Irene Martinez of Sweetwater, Bruna Martinez of Colorado City, Maria Velasquez and husband, Cruz, of Cleburne and Christina Martinez of Sweetwater.

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Snyder, TX 79550
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