September 17th, 2011
Stevan Alcala, Sr.,Â age 56, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center.Â
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Pauline Gauna and Connie Palacios.Â
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Udegbunam officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery
Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Graveside services for William D. â€śBillâ€ť Swartz, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas with Military Graveside Rites performed by the U.S. Army Military Honor Guard from Fort Hood, Texas with Chaplain Eddie Rivera officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Swartz died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Harold Wayne Smith, 55, of Sweetwater, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Big Spring.Â Graveside services with Military Honors will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.
He was born Aug. 31, 1956, in Sweetwater, Texas to Edna Ruth Mayhugh and Reuben E. Smith.Â He was a graduate of Sweetwater High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1975 until 1979.Â He was a self-employed construction worker.Â He had been a lifetime resident of Sweetwater and was a Lutheran.
Robert Francis â€śBobâ€ť Fee, Jr. died Sept. 12. A retired cattle rancher, he had lived in Lubbock for the last 12 years. His ranching operations were in Mitchell (Rock Hole Ranch) and Nolan Counties, and he loved the ranching culture of which he was a part. His recollections and stories about West Texas ranching would have made an interesting history about this fraternity to which he so passionately belonged. He was often among the first to adopt new ranching procedures.
Douglas Ray Lawrence, 60, of San Angelo, passed away unexpectedly while celebrating his 60th birthday with his family. Doug (aka Poppy, and Coach Lawrence) was born on Sept. 15, 1951 in Snyder, TX.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Johnsonâ€™s Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Douglas Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Lawrence.
Anne Little, age 62, of Sweetwater, Texas, arrived in heaven on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.Â Â Â
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 2 p.m., at First Christian Church with Rev. Eric Von Atzigen officiating.Â She will rest peacefully at Garden of Memories.Â Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Lizabeth Anne Little was born on Oct. 4, 1948, in Junction, Texas.Â She married Darold Little on July 18, 1972 in San Angelo, Texas.Â She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Fellowship Church.Â
Dorotha Mae Ford Smith, 89, passed from this life on Sept. 17, 2011, to join her savior Jesus Christ and a host of angels. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Dan Boren, Royce Clay and Hershel McDonald officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Roscoe. A family visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, from 7-8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Roscoe.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors, (NCBR) is planning on sending out a survey to the Sunnyvale, Fairway and Club Trail neighborhoods. The NCBR wants to determine if the homeowners on the southern side of these streets would be interested in a joint effort with the NCBR in taking steps to have their area reevaluated and to possibly have the flood zone status removed.
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Southeast Elementary School. Shown above are Roman Camacho, student at Southeast Elementary with grandparents, Sandra and David Vaughan.
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed seven members to the Texas Commission on the Arts. The commission encourages appreciation for fine arts in Texas, and acts in an advisory capacity regarding the construction and remodeling of state buildings and works of art.