Archive - Obituary

October 1st, 2014

Gloria Jesusita Gomez

October 1, 2014

Gloria Jesusita Gomez was born on Oct. 29, 1943 in Sweetwater, Texas to Francisco Q. Gomez and Dolores Torres. She was the eldest of 11 siblings — four sisters and seven brothers. She attended Sweetwater High School. She enjoyed playing with and being with her siblings and cousins. She’s always enjoyed family gatherings.

September 25th

Quova Marvline Powell Benson

September 25, 2014

Graveside services for Quova Marvline Powell Benson, 84, of Tyler and formerly of the Newman community area in Fisher County, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Newman Cemetery in Fisher County. Family members will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Benson died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Reunion Plaza Healthcare and Rehab in Tyler.

September 24th

Betty Jo Gavit

September 24, 2014

Betty Jo Gavit, 80, of Sweetwater, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater, as Mrs. Gavit was cremated.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1934, in San Angelo. She moved to Sweetwater in 1980 and was a homemaker.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Minnie (Rhoades) Akins; husband, Walter Gavit on July 17, 1991; sisters, Mary Guelker, Alva Taylor and Birtie Arnold; and her brother, Charles Edward Akins.

September 18th

Bessie Navarrette

September 18, 2014

Bessie Navarrette, 91 years old, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 from complications resulting from Ramsay Hunts Syndrome.
Bessie was preceded in death by three sons, Ysidro, Simon and David Navarrette; and her husband Francisco Navarrette. Also preceding her in death were her mother, Justa Romo Rodriquez; father, Victoriano Rodriquez; two brothers, Marcos and Monico Rodriquez; a granddaughter, Cynthia Archuleta; two nephews, Julio and Savas Rodriquez; two brothers-in-law Ruben and Ysidro Navarrette; and one sister-in-law, Alvina Alvirez.

September 17th

Frances “Fran” Alston

September 17, 2014

Graveside services for Frances “Fran” Alston, 102, of Westminister (Denver), Colo., will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Garden of Memories Cemetery with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Alston died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Westminister (Denver), Colo.
She was born on Oct. 23, 1911 in Trent. She married M.C. "Red" Alston on June 14, 1931 in Merkel.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater. She was born in Trent and raised in Merkel.

September 16th

Dixie Laverne Boyd

September 16, 2014

Funeral services for Dixie Laverne Boyd, 75, of Sweetwater, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ollie Wilburn officiating. Interment will follow at Newman Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Boyd died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at her residence.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
She was born on Sept. 17, 1938, in Pampa. She married Calvin Doyle Boyd on Oct. 8, 1955 in Las Cruces, NM.

September 15th

Vernon F. “Marty” Martin (1927-2014)

September 15, 2014

Vernon F. “Marty” Martin, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist dies at 87.

Sweetwater-Nolan County native and Dallas businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, V. F. “Marty” Martin passed on to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2014 at his home in Dallas, Texas surrounded by family and friends.
Vernon F. “Marty” Martin was born June 10, 1927 in Taylor County, Texas to Mary Alice (Nalley) and Floyd Martin. They moved to their new home in Nolan County – a stock-farm near Sweetwater – in 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents and his much-loved niece, E. Dawn McRae.

Mary Segovia

September 15, 2014

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Segovia, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A Rosary was recited by Domingo Castillo at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
She died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.

September 11th

Raymond Neil Beeks

September 11, 2014

Mr. Raymond Neil Beeks, 69 of Hermleigh, TX died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 after a sudden illness.
Service for Mr. Neil Beeks will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Hermleigh First United Methodist Church with Reverend Elizabeth Billingsley and Reverend Daniel Ramey officiating. Internment will follow at Hermleigh Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

William Christopher (Chris) Birkla

September 11, 2014

William Christopher (Chris) Birkla, age 52, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a brief illness.
His body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

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