Archive - 2014 - Obituary

July 22nd

Don Odell Williams

July 22, 2014

Funeral services for Don Odell Williams, 64, of Sweetwater, will at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Martino Widjaja and Aubrey Todd officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Williams died Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home in Sweetwater.
He was born July 25, 1949 in Stamford, Texas.

July 21st

Danny Lee Mann

July 21, 2014

Danny was born in Sweetwater on Aug. 6, 1961. He worked as a roughneck from 1980-1984, then continued on as a teamster at a South Texas Nuclear Project from 1984-1991. While providing for his growing family, Danny continued as a Process Operator at the Dow Chemical Company from 1991-2014. He respected his friends and co-workers. Their friendship was valued. Danny was a devoted family man and loving father to his children. Danny loved the simple farm life and all it has to offer. A lot of work but, big rewards. Danny enjoyed live country music and dancing. That is where he met his wife, Karen.

Elroy Butler

July 21, 2014

Sweetwater — Elroy Butler, age 81, of Rotan, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center in Sweetwater. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Bronte Church of Christ in Bronte with John Driggers officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the funeral home.

July 18th

Roxie Ann Carson Trietsch

July 18, 2014

Roxie Ann Carson Trietsch, 93, formerly of California and Sanger, Texas, (retired) departed this life on July 13, 2014.
“Annie” or “Grannie Annie” as she was known to those who loved her, born Oct. 4, 1920, was one of 12 children born to John and Edna Carson on Indian Territory in Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma.  
Annie is survived by only one sibling, Francis Retzlaff and husband, Hal Retzlaff (Ret. Master Gunnery Sgt. USMC) of San Jacinto, California.  

July 17th

Beverly Ann Jones

July 17, 2014

Beverly Ann Jones, age 90, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Garden of Memories with Rev. Matt McGowan officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the funeral home.

July 16th

Vanlora Ruth Scott

July 16, 2014

Vanlora Ruth Scott; an artist, musician, dancer, singer but above all a worship of Jesus, passed away at the age of 85 on June 10, 2014 in her home that she and her late husband Elva "Scottie" Scott, had built together. She is survived by her two daughters, Janice Bryan and Rebeca Runyan; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Fellowship Church on 1418 Hailey Street on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m.

July 15th

Danny Lee Mann

July 15, 2014

Danny was born in Sweetwater on Aug. 6, 1961. He worked as a roughneck from 1980-1984, then continued on as a teamster at a South Texas Nuclear Project from 1984-1991. While providing for his growing family, Danny continued as a Process Operator at the Dow Chemical Company from 1991-2014. He respected his friends and co-workers. Their friendship was valued. Danny was a devoted family man and loving father to his children. Danny loved the simple farm life and all it has to offer. A lot of work but, big rewards. Danny enjoyed live country music and dancing. That is where he met his wife, Karen.

July 14th

Anna Vernelle (Stevenson) Bishop

July 14, 2014

Anna Vernelle (Stevenson) Bishop, age 82, of Cross Plains went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Rising Star Nursing Center. A celebration of her life will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Cross Plains with Burlie Taylor officiating assisted by Jimmie Mize; burial will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday at the church from 1 p.m. until service time of 2:30 p.m.

July 12th

Woodrow Wilson Cunningham, Jr.

July 12, 2014

He was known to family and friends as Woody and was born Nov. 7, 1949. He died July 7, 2014.
He married Susan McFaul in July 1980. The true love of his life was with him during the last days.
He is survived by nephews, Willie, Charlie and Randall Cunningham; sister-in-law, Nell Cunningham; many friends including his best, Gary Watson and Christine Parsons.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Woody Sr. and Mabel Cunningham; brother, Pete Cunningham; and aunt, Alice Miller.
He was loved and will be greatly missed.

July 10th

Marselina S. Martinez

July 10, 2014

Marselina S. Martinez, age 73, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 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, July 11, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish (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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