Archive - 2013 - Obituary

July 22nd

Howard L. Chance

July 22, 2013

Howard L. Chance, age 79, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Browning officiating and Dusty Lovell assisting. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the funeral home.

July 19th

Ben Edd Ensminger

July 19, 2013

McCaulley — Ben Edd Ensminger, 72, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Hamlin. Burial will be in McCaulley Cemetery, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at adamsfosterrayfh.com.
Ben was born July 31, 1940 to Ennis and Telula (Claxton) Ensminger and was raised by his grandparents.

July 18th

Gloria M. Perez

July 18, 2013

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Gloria M. Perez, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A Rosary will be said by Josie and Pete Castillo on Monday evening, July 22, 2013, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Perez died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

July 13th

Ydalia G. Alcala

July 13, 2013

Ydalia G. Alcala, age 59, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at her residence.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 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.

LaVelle Edwards Terry

July 13, 2013

LaVelle Edwards Terry, 89, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, in Garland after an extended illness. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater, under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory Street, Abilene.
Mrs. Terry was born in Fisher County on Jan. 14, 1924. She was one of six girls, a twin, born to Altha (Freeman) and Harvey Edwards. She married Valton Terry in Roby in 1939.

David Benjamin Shifflett

July 13, 2013

Graveside services for David Benjamin Shifflett, 60, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Duane Oden will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation was held Sunday, July 14, from 5-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Shifflett died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. He was born Nov. 21, 1952, in Sweetwater. David attended Faith Harvest Church regularly.

Billy Sol Jones

July 13, 2013

Billy Sol Jones, 48, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at The Sweetwater J.C. Barn, 307 West 4th Street.
Billy was born on Feb. 10, 1965, in Sweetwater, to parents Guy Dwight and Sandra Bentle Jones. He met and married Mary Costello on Sept. 2, 1988. He enjoyed driving old backroads taking pictures and camping in the mountains. He loved life, politics and a good debate.

July 11th

Laura “Sue” Michael

July 11, 2013

Laura "Sue" Michael, age 73, of Midland (former resident of Sweetwater), passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Midland.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at noon at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Juanelle Jordan officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Baucom

July 11, 2013

Mary Lou (Boyett) Baucom, age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 14,2013 at Garden of Memories with Pastor Juanelle Jordan officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the funeral home.
Mary Lou was born on July 27, 1924 in Sweetwater to Ira H. and Ida L. (Barry) Boyett. She worked for Ludlum’s for many years before retiring.

July 10th

Ydalia G. Alcala

July 10, 2013

Ydalia G. Alcala, age 59, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at her residence.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Lupe Medellin.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 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.

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