Archive - Obituary

February 24th, 2011

Carlos Gonzalez

February 24, 2011

Carlos Gonzalez, 51, of Los Angeles, Calif. and former resident of Sweetwater, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Los Angeles, Calif.
His body will be cremated and his urn will be placed next to his wife Detsy’s urn in a niche at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks in Hollywood Hills, Calif. The service will be held Friday, Feb. 25, 2011.
Carlos was born Jan. 8, 1960, in El Paso, Texas. He lived most of his life in California, moving to Sweetwater in 1989 to live near his sister, Gloria. While in Sweetwater, he worked as a fry cook at 76 travel center and did many odd jobs.

February 23rd

James Earnest Toland, Sr.

February 23, 2011

James Earnest Toland, Sr., 63, of Caddo Mills, died Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011.
James was born July 25, 1947, to Earnest and Leta Faye Toland in Abilene, Texas. He had retired as a senior manager for Honeywell in Richardson, Texas. James proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam War in Korea and Taiwan. He also served as a State Trooper in Maryland and as Police Chief in Haskell, Texas.

February 22nd

Thelma Pauline Arnold

February 22, 2011

Thelma Pauline Arnold, age 80, of Lubbock, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Lakeside Nursing & Rehab in Lubbock, Texas. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home with Chaplain Allen McGuire officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. 

February 21st

Jimmy Lynn Buckner

February 21, 2011

Jimmy Lynn Buckner, 60, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
His body was cremated and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Peggy Lois Runyard

February 21, 2011

A graveside service for Peggy Lois Runyard, 87, of Lake Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Garden of Memories Cemetery with Mark White officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Runyard died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at The Hoyt House in Sweetwater.

Lavonne H. Terry

February 21, 2011

Lavonne H. Terry, 72, of Amarillo died on Friday, February 18, 2011.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Dr. Robby Barrett, Minister of Education, First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at the Palava Cemetery in Palava, Texas with William Mayo officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

February 19th

Grace Legate Kreger Bernard

February 19, 2011

Grace Legate Kreger Bernard passed away on Feb. 16, 2011.
Grace was born on April 8, 1913 to Willis Kreger and Amanda Legate Kreger. Her father was a minister at the Burkburnet, TX Church of Christ and Amanda was a teacher, both educated at Gunter Christian College and Thorp Springs Christian College. Grace was the oldest of four children and later two half sisters. She attended grade school at Tioga, TX, graduating from Burkburnet High School in 1930.

Eva Jacques

February 19, 2011

Eva Jacques, age 92, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. 
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel, recited by Maria Acuña. 
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 
with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating.  Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 

Auti "Sonny" Turner

February 19, 2011

Eldorado-Auti "Sonny" Turner, 77, of Eldorado, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in Austin. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Eldorado Cemetery Chapel. Burial will follow in Eldorado Cemetery.

February 16th

Oneda “Aunt Dodo” Thompson

February 16, 2011

McKinney — Oneda “Aunt Dodo” Thompson, 98, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in a McKinney hospital. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel with Reverend Jimmy Griffith officiating, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel. 
Oneda was born Sept. 12, 1912, the first child of James and Etta (Shouse) McWilliams at Shep in Nolan County. She married E.R. “Shorty” Thompson June 18, 1938. He preceded her in death May 23, 1997.

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