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George M. Peters, 88 of Midland, formerly of Stanton, Texas, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. A rosary service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stanton. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stanton with Msgr. James Bridges, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Stanton.
He was born Nov. 20, 1925 in Jourdanton, Texas. He graduated from Stanton High School and attended the University of Texas. Mr. Peters served in the United States Navy during World War II. He farmed in Martin County and owned and operated his own well logging business for 30 years.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Midland and was a life member of the American Legion Post No. 19 and VFW Post No. 7208.
Survivors include one sister, Clara Holliman of San Angelo, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Fredericka Peters; his twin brother, James Peters; and three sisters, Ida Marshall, Earlene Mills and Bobbie Simmons.
In lieu of flowers. the family suggests memorials be sent to Martin County Convent, Inc., P. O. Box 1435, Stanton, TX 79782; Paralyzed Veterans of America, P. O. Box 758532, Topeka, KS 66675 or Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.npwelch.com