Archive - 2012 - Obituary

March 6th

Sally Bradford

March 6, 2012

Sally Bradford died, Monday, March 5, 2012. A private graveside will be held, Monday, March 19, with Father Dennis Bosley, officiating.
Sally was born Dec. 21, 1948, in Sweetwater, Texas. She moved with her parents to Lovington, New Mexico during high school. She graduated from Lovington High, and attended Eastern New Mexico University. She then worked for the Governor of New Mexico, in Santa Fe.
Sally’s business ventures included partnering in the Oldsmobile Cadillac dealership in Hobbs, New Mexico, Marc drilling, and Dos Hermanes Ostrich Ranch.

Ricky Rivera

March 6, 2012

Graveside services for Ricky Rivera, 47, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Nolan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Val Morin will be officiating.
Rivera died Monday, March 5, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born Dec. 1, 1964, in Sweetwater. He married Kelli Ensminger on June 25, 1989, in Sweetwater. Ricky worked for Mercer Well Services in the oil field and was a graduate of Sweetwater High School. He had moved back to Sweetwater two years ago from Arlington, Texas.

Martha Edna Scarborough

March 6, 2012

Martha Edna Scarborough, age 94, of Arlington, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Normandy Avenue Church of Christ with Mike Ensminger officiating. Burial will follow at Slater’s Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Patti Nelms Bedford

March 6, 2012

Patti Nelms Bedford, wife to David Bedford, mother to Beau, Rachel and Alexis Bedford and daughter of Dewey and Doris Nelms, went to meet her Savior on Saturday, March 3. Patti leaves a legacy of boldness, sincerity, compassion and most of all, love.

Alton Glinn Best

March 6, 2012

Merkel — Alton Glinn Best, 67, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at the McBee Cemetery in Taylor County with Reverend Johnny Warren officiating, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6- p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

March 5th

Adlie S. (Bud) Smith

March 5, 2012

Sweetwater, Texas — Adlie S. (Bud) Smith, Jr., 87, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at his daughter’s home in Conroe, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 6, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will be Wednesday March 7, at 11 a.m. at Garden of Memories. Rev. James Baker will officiate with McCoy Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Bud was born April 3, 1924 in Dallas, Texas, to Adlie and Alice Smith. He was raised in McCaulley, Texas with four siblings. He graduated McCaulley High School in 1942 and joined the US Army Air Corps.

Guyna Bea (Davis) Cherry

March 5, 2012

Guyna Bea (Davis) Cherry, age 83, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Brownlow and Doug Crum officiating. Burial will follow at Roby Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Guyna was born June 8, 1928, in Roby, Texas to Guyon Jarrett and Beatrice (Hubbard) Davis.

MSGT Ernie H. Kinney 

March 5, 2012

MSGT Ernie H. Kinney, U. S. Air Force (ret.) was reunited with his wife of 57 years, Bernice Norris on Feb. 27, 2012, and are both dancing with the angels in heaven. He was born on June 13, 1928 in Bayard, NE to Jeff Everett and Iva Pearl Kinney. He graduated Valedictorian of Minatare High School in Nebraska. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1970 after serving 23 distinguished years personally assisting several Generals and also retired from the San Antonio Housing Authority in 1999.

March 2nd

Derrel Eugene Turnbow

March 2, 2012

Funeral services for Derrel Eugene Turnbow, 78, of Roby will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Roby with Rev. Bill Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be at Roby Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Mr. Turnbow died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

Manda Shed

March 2, 2012

Manda Shed, 90, of Gatesville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
A graveside service for Shed was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Toby Cemetery in Oakalla, Texas with Ernest Spiekerman and Charles McKamie officiating.

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