Archive - 2012 - Obituary

April 9th

Kayden George Hill

April 9, 2012

Kayden George Hill, one month, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Sweetwater.
He will be cremated. Services will be planned at a later date under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hill was born Feb. 26, 2012, in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his father, Brian Hill, Jr. of Sweetwater; his mother, Lisa Gonzales of Sweetwater; and brother, Rian Hill of Sweetwater.

Betty Sue Rawlings

April 9, 2012

Betty Sue Rawlings, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Betty was born on Feb. 21, 1937, in Nolan County, Texas to Ernest Leonard and Elois (Allan) Foust. She worked as a sub-contractor for many years before retiring.

Opal Upshaw

April 9, 2012

ROTAN — Opal Upshaw, 85, died Friday April 6, 2012, at an Odessa hospital. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

April 4th

Doris Hodges

April 4, 2012

Doris Hodges, 77, of Sweetwater, Tx, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, April 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Mike Sells will be officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Family visitation will be Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.

April 3rd

Jack G. Guelker

April 3, 2012

Jack G. Guelker, age 85 of Kingsbury, passed away on March 24, 2012.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Darlene Boaz and Rev. Tom Jones officiating and Masonic rites under the auspices of Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887 A. F. & A. M.
A reception followed at the Kingsbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Private interment will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Jack was born in Sweetwater, Texas to Walter C. and Daphene Hukele Guelker.

April 2nd

Jeremy Dan Jacques

April 2, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jeremy Dan Jacques, 40, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary will be said by Deacon Bill Butler on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Jacques died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

March 31st

GORDON I. ROOT

March 31, 2012

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.

March 30th

Beatrice Ortiz

March 30, 2012

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.

March 28th

Mary Lois Barham

March 28, 2012

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.

March 27th

Robert Oscar (Bob) Clark

March 27, 2012

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.

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