Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Bernard Joe Ferris passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Abilene, Texas. Bernie was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Denver Colorado, and grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. He received a Bachelorâs and a Masterâs degree in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines where he was awarded Shell Oil Companyâs first graduate fellowship in petroleum geology.
Clayton Dee Hardin, age 47, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Hendrick Medical Center.Â
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Lester Cavitt officiating.Â There will be no visitation at the funeral home.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
Clayton Dee Hardin was born on Oct. 14, 1963, in Sweetwater, Texas to Arland Dee and Elizabeth Ann Hardin.Â He worked as a waiter at Lisaâs Cocina for many years.Â
Robert Weldon Wood went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sept. 20, 2011, at the age of 91. Weldon was the son of Luther and Eva Gann Wood; however he was raised by an aunt and uncle, Ed and Virgie Berry due to the death of his mother when he was nine months old.
Robert E. Davidson, 88, of Mesquite, Texas passed away Sept. 15, 2011. He grew up in Sweetwater and Midland and was a paperboy for the Sweetwater Reporter. He is survived by his brother, Col. B.H. (Dave); sisters, Nell Taggart and Barbara Rammage; and numerous beloved family members and friends.
Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 2011, at Fairview Cemetery in Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home of Mesquite.
Edith Ruth Logsdon Cain, 88, of Lawrenceburg, KY and Argyle, TX, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at her residence. She was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Desdemona, TX, daughter of the late J.W. (Bill) and Minnie Anna Belle Goates Logsdon.
Edithâs husband of 74 years, Thurmon Cain, preceded her in death on June 18, 2011.Â
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Cain Burdick and husband Bill; a granddaughter, Tracy Foster Braziel and a great-grandson, Dietrick Reed Braziel, all of Lawrenceburg, KY.
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. âBillâ 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 âBobâ 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 Johnsonâs Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Douglas Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Lawrence.