Archive - Mar 2012 - Obituary
Gordon I. Root, 61, passed away on March 25, 2012, after a three year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). Born in Westfield, MA, Gordon retired to West Texas six years ago to begin writing a series of books commemorating the 100 year anniversary of World War I. Before falling ill he had completed three of the set including Battles East, Battles in the Alps and Balkan Battles under the pen name G. Irving Root.
Beatrice Ortiz, age 79, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Jesse Ortiz officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Graveside services for Mary Lois Barham, 101, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Garden of Memories. Her great-grandson, Jeffrey Hampton, will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at McCoy Funeral Home on Friday evening, March 30, from 5-7 p.m.
Barham died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
On Monday, March 26, 2012 God opened the gates of Heaven and Robert Oscar (Bob) Clark went home. He was welcomed by his mother and father and sisters and brother who had been waiting for him a long time. Bob lived in this world 91 years. He was born in Sylvester, Texas on Jan. 30, 1921, to Early Roy and Ethel Mae Clark. He was raised in Knox City and moved to Sweetwater at the age of eight years. He worked for various companies for many years. He was at M'System Grocery Store when it burned. He was at The Village Grocery when he retired in 1986.
Terrance Robert (Terry) Wells, 69, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
David Wayne Pritchard, 47, of Roscoe and formerly of Neosho, MO, died March 22, 2012, at his home, following a short illness. David was born Feb. 13, 1965, in Stella, MO, the son of Jerry E. and Lillys (Williams) Pritchard. He served in the U.S. Navy, Jan. 16, 1986, through Jan. 15, 1990, and currently owned and operated D and A Construction. David married Amy Bradshaw on Oct. 8, 1992, at Miami, OK and she survives.
R. Don Wright, 69, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Highland Church of Christ with Lynn Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Graveside services for C.W. Head, 87, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Head died on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Sweetwater Health Care Center.
Tracey Marc Daniel, 42, of Sweetwater passed away on March 21, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 4th and Elm Church of Christ. Mike Crowley will be officiating the services. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. There will be a family visitation on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Marvin Leonard Denning, 68, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Marcilla Cecile Denning (his daughter-in-law) officiating with Masonic Memorial Rites performed by the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571. Marvin had requested to be cremated under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.