Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Anna L. Newman, 81, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 in Sweetwater.
No services are planned, as she was cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
She was born on May 23, 1932 in Ventura, Calif. She married John Newman in Fort Worth.
She was born to parents John and Beulla Johnson on May 23, 1932. She loved to camp. She lived in Sweetwater since 2008.
Survivors include her sons, Billy Briggs of Sweetwater and Michael Briggs of Sweetwater; many grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille â€śLuckyâ€ť Turley of Missouri.
Memorial services for Gerald D. Bohall, 78, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Sweetwater Cornerstone Fellowship Church with Rev. Tom Fraley officiating.
Bohall died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1935 in Tularosa, New Mexico. Gerald married Maritha Faye Oden on March 10, 1953, in Elmirage, Ariz.
Dr. John R. Cox III, 81, of Sweetwater passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo.
Private family graveside services were held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with a family member officiating. Services were under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
He was born on July 14, 1932, in Sweetwater. He married Martha Yvonne Grissom on July 2, 1959, in Post.
Mary Lucille Reed, 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Blackwell Cemetery with Rev. Mike Sells officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
She was born on May 25, 1925, in Searcy, Ark. She married James Edward Reed on April 11, 1942, in Searcy, Ark.
Ben Russell Young, age 84, of Rockwall, TX, peacefully passed away Dec. 23, 2013. He was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Baird, TX, to Raymond and Annice (Day) Young. Ben worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1951 to 1981 when he retired in Sweetwater. He then successfully operated a small business until moving to Rockwall to be closer to his children and seven grandchildren. Ben was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman and gardener and loved all sports.
Robert B. Brown, 85, peacefully passed away on Christmas Day 2013 in Abilene, Texas.
Rosary will be Sunday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. at The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene.
Memorial Mass will be held Monday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Abilene with Rev. Msgr. Frederick Nawarskas officiating.
My sister Judy, 69, passed away Dec. 24, 2013 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX. As my grandson Andrew said, she was just in time to share a birthday cake with JESUS. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 6, 1944, to her parents Floyd and Armilla Wilson. She lived most of her life in Texas.
Sammy Sanchez, age 40, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 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 Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church) with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Roy Howard Tucker, age 76, of Fort Stockton, passed away Dec. 22, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. Howard was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Blackwell to W.O. and Mary Blair Tucker. He married Leona Mae Backhaus on Jan. 9, 1958, in Roscoe. Howard worked as a construction inspector for the Texas Highway Department in Sweetwater, Stanton and Fort Stockton, where he retired after 36 years of employment. He was an Elder of Faith Lutheran Church in Fort Stockton for 45 years. He also served for many years on the Board of El Buen Vecino, the Fort Stockton Christian Thrift Store.
Memorial services for Cody Paul Pierce, 36, of Sweetwater will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at New Cherry Hill Baptist Church in Mauriceville, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Pierce died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Sweetwater. He was born July 15, 1977, in Crockett, Texas.
Cody married Christina Carver on Aug. 13, 2010, in Crockett, Texas. He loved to read and loved computers.