Archive - Dec 2011 - Obituary
Felton Newton Kerley, 80, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away Dec. 25, 2011.Â Felton was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, as well as a beloved friend to many.Â He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.Â Felton was born on March 26, 1931 in Comanche, Texas to Elmer and Thelma Kerley.Â Felton graduated from Comanche High School in 1949.Â He later graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas in 1961 with a degree in business education.
Sergio Leonel Rivera, 41, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at his residence in Sweetwater.
His body was cremated and his ashes will be returned to his home in Guatemala.
Verna Lee Allen, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, peacefully in the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Services will be Wednesday, Dec. 28, at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 East 3rd in Sweetwater, with Ron McElyea officiating. Burial will follow at the Nolan Cemetery in Nolan, TX.
Verna Hamrick was born on March 8, 1922, in Sweetwater, Texas. She was the middle of three children, one older brother, J.J. and younger sister Irene all raised in Clyde, TX. She married James T. (J.T.) Allen on March 16, 1941 in Baird, TX.
Mary Ruth Prather of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, at the age of 77. She was born on March 10, 1934 to W.B. and Ruth Brown in Longworth, Texas. She attended schools in Sylvester and Roby, graduating from Roby High School in 1951. She attended Draughonâ€™s Business College in Abilene, but later found her true calling as an in-home child care provider. She married Gerald Prather on Nov. 23, 1954, in San Angelo, Texas. They moved to Sweetwater in 1958, where they raised their family and lived until 2008 when they moved to Lubbock.
Graveside services for Patsy Lou Williams, 68, of Roscoe, formerly of Sweetwater, were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. Reid Johnson will officiate.
Williams died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, surrounded by her family at Hendrick Medical Center.
She was born March 11, 1943 in Coleman, Texas. She married Leon C. Williams on August 7, 1959 in Coleman. Patsy was a homemaker and babysitter for her grandchildren and lived in Sweetwater since 1965 moving to Roscoe in 2008.
Cecil S. Slater, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, NY. Born Jan. 9, 1926 in Roscoe, TX, he was the son of the late William Vining Boone and Hattie Lewis Slater. He was a W.W. II Navy Veteran and retired as a self employed business owner of Cecil S. Slater, Inc., in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cecil was made a Master Mason at Lodge #559 in Abilene, Texas on Jan.14, 1953.
Cleburne, TX â€” Services for Dollie Mae Hagins Blair, 84, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Spur Cemetery in Spur, Texas at 3 p.m. Chaplain Chuck Barnard will officiate.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Davenport, Greg Blair, Fred Schreier, Jacob Blair, Joe Yeakley and Wayne Parker.
Dollie passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 in Cleburne, Texas.
Funeral services for J.L. Campbell, 81, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Champion Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at Champion Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Campbell died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center in Sweetwater.
Funeral services for Marta Moreno Espinoza, 85, of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Espinoza died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at her residence.
Elias (Lee) Martinez, age 76, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Chamberlain officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.