Archive - 2011 - Obituary

December 6th

Pete Ortega, Jr.

December 6, 2011

Pete Ortega, Jr. passed on Sept. 13, 2011, in Oklahoma City. The burial was held Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
He is the grandson of Margarito and Socorro Gutierrez; son of Rebecca G. Castillo and step father Ruben Castillo. He had three brothers, Tony, David and Jose; two sisters, Margarita and Becky; several nieces and nephews; his daughter, Rebecca from Mexico; one aunt, Rachel Cuellar, three uncles, Tuto, Alfredo and Quie Gutierrez; and cousins from Sweetwater.

December 5th

Domitila Tovar Covarrubius

December 5, 2011

Funeral services for Domitila Tovar Covarrubius, 92, of Roscoe, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Fabio Perez officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Covarrubius died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
She was born June 3, 1919, in Laguna Seca, Hidalgo, Mexico. She married Victoriano Covarrubius. She was a housewife and moved to Roscoe in 2000. She was a member of the Christian Evangelical Spiritual Church in Sweetwater.

Willie Hardy "Bill" Carey

December 5, 2011

Funeral services for Willie Hardy “Bill” Carey, 101, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Carey died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
He was born June 25, 1910, in Weatherford, Texas. Bill was a farmer and rancher and had lived in Nolan and Mitchell Counties all his life. He attended the Church of Christ in Roscoe.

December 3rd

Chestine (Gibbs) Ripple

December 3, 2011

Chestine (Gibbs) Ripple, age 98, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in Sweetwater, Texas.
Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
She was born on July 29, 1913, in Hico, Texas. She married Joe W. Ripple on July 8, 1943, in Pecos, Texas. Joe served in the U. S. Air Force, and was killed on Sept. 1, 1944, while stationed in England during World War II.

Mikel “Mike” Dee Looby

December 3, 2011

Mikel “Mike” Dee Looby, 66, of Duncan, Ariz., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at his home in Franklin. He was born on July 15, 1945 in Houston, TX. He married Euthamia Looney on June 12, 1965 in Sweetwater, TX.

December 2nd

Herbert E. (Toby) Davenport

December 2, 2011

Herbert E. (Toby) Davenport, age 81, of Hobbs, New Mexico (Former resident of Sweetwater, Texas) passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Hobbs, New Mexico. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 

Gay Martin

December 2, 2011

Gay Martin, age 70 of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Word of God Church with Pastor Dale Stowe officiating. Burial will follow at Hobbs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

December 1st

Martha Joy Lewis Burleson

December 1, 2011

Martha Burleson passed away at home, with family by her side, on Nov. 26, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 59.
She was born May 9, 1952, in Sweetwater, Texas to C.W. and Izadora Lewis.
Martha was survived by her husband, Homer Burleson, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Kent Marquess; son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Jennifer Burleson; grandson, Jacob Burleson and numerous other loving family members and friends.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater, Texas.

Geraldine “Jerry” Stewart

December 1, 2011

Geraldine “Jerry” Stewart, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at her son’s home in Fisher County, Texas.
She was born in Elk City, Okla. on April 9, 1924, to her parents, Slater and Velma Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Sweetwater with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.

November 30th

Daphene “Gee Gee” (Kinser) Moore

November 30, 2011

ROBY-Daphene “Gee Gee” (Kinser) Moore, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Roby. Burial will follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation was held Tuesday evening from 5-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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