Archive - 2011 - Obituary

November 11th

Ena “Joyce” Chipman

November 11, 2011

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, Ena Joyce Chipman completed her long and fruitful journey as wife, mother and mentor. Born Feb. 22, 1929, to V. L. and Ena Inez Elliott in Sweetwater, she grew up in West Texas, graduating in 1946 from Sweetwater’s Newman High School. Matriculating at Hardin-Simmons University, she subsequently, in 1948, met and married Stanley D. Chipman. In the following years, she established a home, produced three children and completed baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

Joyce Harris

November 11, 2011

Joyce Harris, 82, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Rev. Don Snipes, officiating.  Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. at the Sweetwater Cemetery.

November 10th

R.J. “Toad” Monroe

November 10, 2011

Toad was born March 22, 1925 to Lou and Elinor Estes Monroe. He was the fourth child born of 10 from Nolan, Texas. Toad married Sadie Jewel Perry on May 31, 1947 in Nolan, Texas. They moved to Sweetwater in 1951 where they built their home. He passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital at the age of 86. Toad worked in the oil field for over 30 years as a heavy equipment operator and had worked for Britt Construction and T&R Oilfield Construction, where he retired at the age of 70.

November 9th

R.J. “Toad” Monroe

November 9, 2011

Funeral services for R.J. “Toad” Monroe, 86, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Monroe died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Julian Lopez Reyes

November 9, 2011

Julian Lopez Reyes, 78, of Colorado City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Mitchell County Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church. Father Michael Udegbunam will officiate. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

November 5th

Louella Davenport Byrne Hall

November 5, 2011

Louella Byrne Hall lost her long fight with cancer Nov. 4, 2011; she is at peace with her lord and Savior. Louella was 88 years, 25 days young, she was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Mertzon, Texas, to Lottie Stedham Davenport where she lived till moving to Mitchell County. She joined the First Christian Church at the age of 12 and was an active member. She was an active member in the Colorado City church and raised her family there as well, but she attended the First Methodist Church of Colorado City, then the Westbrook church with her daughter.

November 2nd

Glenn W. McDowell

November 2, 2011

A private service for Glenn W. McDowell, 70, of Pittsburg will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Calvary Chapel in Mt. Pleasant. Burial will follow at Nevills Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.
McDowell died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Longview.
He was born Nov. 30, 1940, in Mulberry. He was a metal trades teacher. He had received his Bachelor's of Education degree and had also been a machinist at Campbell's Soup in Paris, Texas and a truck driver.

November 1st

Erma Lee (Haywood) Audsley

November 1, 2011

Erma Lee (Haywood) Audsley passed away 31 October 2011 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 1, at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home. There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Gashland United Presbyterian Church, 8029 N. Oak Tfwy, Kansas City, Mo. followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Dewitt, Carroll County, Missouri.

October 31st

Rev. Milton G. Bradley

October 31, 2011

Milton George Bradley was born on July 29, 1927, in Temple, Texas to parents Lewis and Alberta Bradley. The second of three sons, Milton’s nickname was G Boy.
Milton Bradley attended high school in Temple, Texas. Growing up in the depression, young G Boy would sometimes have to chase jack rabbits for food and the skill helped to make him an extremely fast runner. As a track and football star in high school, he had an opportunity to race against the late, great Jessie Owens and almost beat him. Jessie Owens gave G Boy his own nickname of “Speedy”.

Wanda Sharrock Ingram

October 31, 2011

Family and friends of Wanda Sharrock Ingram celebrated her life of 77 years on Oct. 27, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Lubbock. She died on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.
Wanda Nell was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Sweetwater, Texas to Orin Ted and Eavvie Sharrock. She graduated from Crane High School and later earned a Bachelor’s degree from Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton, Texas. Wanda retired from Texas Utilities in 2000, after serving as a training supervisor for 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lubbock.

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