Archive - 2014 - Obituary

May 12th

Betty Ann Ball

May 12, 2014

Betty Ann Swaim Ball, age 87, of Cleburne, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Cleburne, Texas.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Ascension Lutheran Church with Pastor Joe Ardy officiating under the direction of Rosser Funeral Home, Cleburne, Texas.
Burial followed in Sweetwater Cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas. Local arrangements were by Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

May 9th

John F. Heflin, PhD.

May 9, 2014

John passed away April 11, 2014 after a 15 year valiant fight against heart disease.

Kenneth Wayne Follis

May 9, 2014

Kenneth Wayne Follis, Jr., 67, of Sweetwater, formally of Hobbs, New Mexico, passed away May 8, 2014 at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 16, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. “Kenny” Follis, son of the late Kenneth Doug Follis, Sr., and Betty Jean Follis, loving husband of Jeffrey Lynn Follis, is also survived by seven children, Jimmie Follis, Patricia Kuskos, Samantha Porter, Donna Follis, Tina Ragsdal, Ricky Follis and Sammy Sanchez. He is survived by 32 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

May 8th

Cassidy Crain

May 8, 2014

Funeral services for Cassidy Crain, 39, of Sweetwater, will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Pastor Dale Stowe officiating. Interment will follow at Nolan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at McCoy Funeral Home.

Devin LaRue

May 8, 2014

Graveside services for Devin LaRue, 52, of Sweetwater, will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Roger Mobley officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, at McCoy Funeral Home.
LaRue died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

May 7th

Omogene “Jean” Whitworth

May 7, 2014

Funeral services for Omogene “Jean” Whitworth, 91, of Busby, TX will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Matt McGowen will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Whitworth died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
She was born April 10, 1923, in Polar (Scurry County), TX. She married Howard Whitworth on Dec. 7, 1940, in Sweetwater.

May 5th

James Franklin Hand

May 5, 2014

Graveside services for James Franklin Hand, 49, of Sweetwater will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel. Mike Crowley will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hand died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 20, 1965, in Sweetwater.

Rev. Milton Jochetz 

May 5, 2014

Rev. Milton Jochetz, 87 of Stanton, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Mabee Health Care Center in Midland. 
He was born and reared on a West Texas cotton farm Sept. 23, 1926. The farm was and is in Lubbock County near the small town of Slaton. He was the son of Walter A. Jochetz and Myrtle Lena Saage Jochetz. The family was a church going family. On a Sunday morning in 1934, Milton, eight years old, accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized by  Rev. C.W. Foote, the minister at the First United Methodist Church, Slaton.

May 2nd

E.S. (Snooky) Herring

May 2, 2014

E.S. (Snooky) Herring of Maryneal died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the ranch. Born in Ballinger Sept. 19, 1932 to Zid and Mildred Herring, he grew up on family ranches in Runnels and Nolan County, attended school at Divide and graduated from Ballinger High School in 1951. He served in the US Army and was stationed in Korea with a small radar group, where he met and remained friends with several men from different states until his death.

Billie Diddle

May 2, 2014

Funeral services for Billie Diddle, 86, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Fourth & Elm Church of Christ. Mike Crowley will officiate and interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Diddle died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born July 16, 1927, in Sweetwater. She married Gene Diddle on Sept. 15, 1944, in Sweetwater.

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