Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Ervin John Schraer, our devoted, strong and faithful Dad, a lifelong farmer and member of this community, passed away on Nov. 29, 2013, three days after his 92nd birthday.
A rosary service took place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena, TX with Deacon Stanley Lange officiating.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, also at St. Joseph, with Father Ariel Lagunilla celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Josephâs Catholic Cemetery at Rowena, TX.
Geraldine Marjorie Chapman, 91, passed away on Nov. 22, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Jerry was born to James and Ethel Chapman on March 10, 1922 in Arah, Texas.
Jerry married John Ulmer Vernon on August 11, 1941 and made Hermleigh their home.
Jerry was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Thomas Emmett (Tom), Floyd Jones (Jones), Ethel Mae, Ruby Lucille, Nannie Claudie (Pat) and Harry Rosser; and by her husband and wonderful father to their three children, John Ulmer Vernon; and her husband and life long friend, Jeff DeShazo.
Naomi Thadene (Judy) Brazelton, age 79 of Almagardo, New Mexico, (former resident of Sweetwater), passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ with Mike Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Newman Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.
Lonnie Henry, age 75, of Snyder, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Snyder.Â
Memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Wright Colonial Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Alan McGuire officiating. Services are under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.Â
Mr. Henry was born on June 13, 1938 in Jacksonville, TX. He owned and operated Lonnieâs Barber Shop in Roscoe until his retirement in 1978. He then drove a bus for Snyder ISD and McKinney ISD for 10 years. He loved being around his family and especially his grandchildren.Â
Memorial graveside services for Elizabeth âLibbyâ Sylvest, 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Rev. Brian Brownlow will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Sylvest died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Abilene Regional Hospital.
She was born July 12, 1927 in Clarksville, TN. She married Robert Ray Sylvest on Oct. 31, 1946, in Franklinton, LA.
Funeral services for Tanjua K. Clapper, 56, of Sweetwater will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Clapper died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 15, 1957, in Sweetwater. She married Mel Clapper on July 12, 1996 in Sweetwater.
Sandra Joyce Tucker, 69, of Potosi, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Burial will be Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. in Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of Northâs Funeral Home. Services will be at Potosi Baptist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Keith Clifton officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the church.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Elvira Garza Caballero, 86, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Deacon Bill Butler will officiate and interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Caballero died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
She was born March 28, 1927 in Goliad, Texas. She married Francisco "Frank" Caballero in 1946 in Sinton, Texas.
Military graveside services for James Everett âJimâ Lane, Jr., 59, of Hermleigh, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Goldthwaite Memorial Cemetery in Goldthwaite, Texas with Pastor Doug Holtzclaw officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, from 6:30-9 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lane died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Hermleigh, Texas. He was born April 25, 1954, in Midland.
Vesta Lea Wilson, 62, died early Monday morning, Nov. 25, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Highland Baptist Church. Rev. Keith Clower will be officiating and interment will follow at Decker Cemetery directed by McCoy Funeral Home.
There will be a formal family visitation on Friday at Highland Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until service time.
Vesta, lovingly know as âSisâ was born in Sweetwater, Texas on Aug. 11, 1951 to Jack and Beulah Chapman. She married Don L. Wilson Nov. 4, 1973 in Blackwell, Texas.