Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Ret. Lt. Col. Troey Daffern, U.S.A.F., 90, of Spokane, Wash., our beloved hero passed away peacefully and became our guardian angel on May 9, 2013.
He was a loving and dedicated husband of over 64 years, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all he met. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
Troey was a New Yearâ€™s Baby â€” born Jan. 1, 1923 in Rotan, Texas. On May 24, 1944, Troey married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Wilda Browning. In 1946 they welcomed their first child Russ, then in 1948 their daughter Sue.
Emily Beene Jones, 69, of Rowlett (formerly of Roby) passed away March 9, 2013, and was cremated.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating.
Emily was born Oct. 24, 1943 in Lockney, Texas to Foy and Paulene Beene. She was raised in Roby most of her childhood, where her father was a cotton farmer, graduating from Roby High School. She was a past member of First Baptist Church in Roby.
Emily worked for the Meadows Foundation in Dallas for over 30 years, retiring as executive vice president.
Billy Joe Craver, 79, of Sweetwater (formerly of Rotan) passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
His request was to have his body donated for medical research. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Browning officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
ROBY â€” Louise (Harris) Curlee, 86, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at an Abilene hospital.Â Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Roby with burial to follow at Roby Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.Â Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Kenneth "K.C." Norman, 71, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Norman died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Emma Lou Clopton, age 75, of Roscoe, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her residence.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Kuykendall Cemetery in Cherokee, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Emma was born on Sept. 5, 1937, in Austin, Texas to Ira Elton and Letha Mae (Smith) McCown. She married James Clopton on June 2, 1952. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Marvin L. "Buddy" Scarborough, age 71, of Arlington, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 in a Dallas hospital.
His body will be cremated. No services are planned at this time.
Arlice Maxine (McFaul) Heffernan, age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Ray Browning officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Eva Crouch Rainey, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Sweetwater.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at Garden of Memories with Rev. Keith Clifton officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, April 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home. Services will be under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Cleburne, TX â€” Clarence Blair, 81, of Cleburne, formerly of Texarkana, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2013 in Cleburne.
There are no services scheduled.
Mr. Blair was born in Sweetwater on June 28, 1931, the son of Annie Pearl (Daniel) and William Clarence Blair.
He served his country in the United States Navy. Mr. Blair was an officer with the Sweetwater Police Department and also worked for the Texas DPS for a short time. He was later a construction supervisor.
Mr. Blair was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.