Archive - 2013 - Obituary
James Melvin Veal, 72, of Sweetwater, was born on Nov. 29, 1940, in Fort Worth to Melvin and Mary Veal. James met with his maker on Aug. 14, 2013 at 10 p.m. at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. James was a cook for many of the local restaurants, including Stars Drive-In, Rosaâ€™s Cafe and Jackâ€™s Steakhouse. He served his country while being in the United States Navy. James enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, dancing, cooking and most of all spending time with his family. James married his wife Brenda Hale on July 23, 1991. They were married for 22 years before his departure.
Marshall Neilan Pior, age 89, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Virgil Wayne "Jack" Stacy, 84, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with a 3 p.m. graveside service at Nancy Smith Cemetery near Glen Rose, Texas. Pastor Eric Von Atzigen will officiate with funeral services under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Stacy died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his home.
This precious woman became an Angel in Heaven.Â God gave her wings on Aug. 14, 2013.
She was born in Cortez, Colo. on Sept. 20, 1955.Â She was raised in Mozelle, TX and graduated from Mozelle High School in 1973.
She married her best friend Michael â€śBlueâ€ť Bredemeyer on Jan. 19, 1978.Â They celebrated 35 years of the most loving and nurturing marriage, full of fun and laughter.Â
She was the mother of two children, and the Mimi of two grandchildren.Â She was a homemaker and a Doe of The Sweetwater Elks Lodge.Â She also spent years volunteering for the Sweetwater Little League.
Our beloved mother and grandmother, Faye Hanes, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Aug. 12, 2013.
Faye was born Feb. 15, 1921, on the family farm outside Wingate, Texas to Oscar and Mae Howard. Faye married Aubrey A. Hanes and together raised three children at Welch, Texas. Faye spent her life working and serving others â€” she loved to sew, cook and garden. Faye was a member of South Plains Church of Christ where she participated in Silvertones Senior Adults and Pillow Ministry for Hospitalized Children.
Eliseo V. Gomez, age 83, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at his residence.
A rosary will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Chapel, recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Bobby Jack Bentle, age 57, of Spring, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at St. Lukeâ€™s Hospital in The Woodlands, due to complications from heart surgery.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater, with Kary Fry officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 beginning at 6 p.m.
Felton D. Henry was born Dec. 22, 1926 and raised in Sweetwater. He passed away on July 24, 2013 in Stuart, Fla. with those who loved him most at his bedside. He was a graduate of Newman High School, Class of â€™44. As a young man he was a participating Mason and in July 4th parades he was the one in the little cars running figure eights making the kids laugh and smile.
Graveside services for Jessie Lee Johnson, 90, of Abilene, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at Blackwell Cemetery. Rev. Claude McKiddy will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Johnson died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at Crest View Retirement Center in Bryan, Texas.
Graveside services for Marvin D. Walker, 81, of Sweetwater will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Claude McKiddy officiating. Military graveside rites will be performed. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Walker died Friday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.