Archive - Obituary

July 24th, 2014

Forrest James Sims

July 24, 2014

A memorial service will be given for Forrest James Sims at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (corner of 10th and Elm) at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 2nd.
Sims passed away Wednesday July 23, 2014, at the Abilene Regional Medical Center and was buried July 26, 2014 in the Sweetwater Cemetery.
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Josephine Arnold

July 24, 2014

Heaven welcomed Josephine Arnold on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She passed away at Odessa Regional Medical Center.
She was born August 8, 1923 in Hamilton, MO to Vera and Lloyd Roberts. She had spent most of her life in Odessa, moving here in 1952. She worked as a bookkeeper for Rhodes Welding & Co. She loved spending time with family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, C. E. Arnold in December 1993.

Weldon Pat Oden

July 24, 2014

Weldon Pat Oden, 71, of Blackwell, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2014 doing what he loved to do — fly his airplane. He did not survive when his plane went down over family property outside of Blackwell known to family and friends as ‘The West Place’. The specific crash site was within 20 yards of the location his parents starting their first homestead together on this property during the Great Depression.

July 23rd

Woodrow (Woody) Wilson Cunningham, Jr.

July 23, 2014

Woodrow (Woody) Wilson Cunningham, Jr., age 64, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Hendrick Medical Center.
As per his wishes, his body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matt McGowen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

July 22nd

Linda Kay Posey

July 22, 2014

Linda Kay Posey, age 65, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery with Reverend Kary Fry officiating. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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.

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