Archive - Obituary
March 6th, 2012
Graveside services for Ricky Rivera, 47, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Nolan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Val Morin will be officiating.
Rivera died Monday, March 5, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born Dec. 1, 1964, in Sweetwater. He married Kelli Ensminger on June 25, 1989, in Sweetwater. Ricky worked for Mercer Well Services in the oil field and was a graduate of Sweetwater High School. He had moved back to Sweetwater two years ago from Arlington, Texas.
Martha Edna Scarborough, age 94, of Arlington, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Normandy Avenue Church of Christ with Mike Ensminger officiating. Burial will follow at Slaterâ€™s Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Patti Nelms Bedford, wife to David Bedford, mother to Beau, Rachel and Alexis Bedford and daughter of Dewey and Doris Nelms, went to meet her Savior on Saturday, March 3. Patti leaves a legacy of boldness, sincerity, compassion and most of all, love.
Merkel â€” Alton Glinn Best, 67, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, at the McBee Cemetery in Taylor County with Reverend Johnny Warren officiating, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6- p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sweetwater, Texas â€” Adlie S. (Bud) Smith, Jr., 87, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at his daughterâ€™s home in Conroe, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 6, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home. Graveside service and burial will be Wednesday March 7, at 11 a.m. at Garden of Memories. Rev. James Baker will officiate with McCoy Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Bud was born April 3, 1924 in Dallas, Texas, to Adlie and Alice Smith. He was raised in McCaulley, Texas with four siblings. He graduated McCaulley High School in 1942 and joined the US Army Air Corps.
Guyna Bea (Davis) Cherry, age 83, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Brownlow and Doug Crum officiating. Burial will follow at Roby Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Guyna was born June 8, 1928, in Roby, Texas to Guyon Jarrett and Beatrice (Hubbard) Davis.
MSGT Ernie H. Kinney, U. S. Air Force (ret.) was reunited with his wife of 57 years, Bernice Norris on Feb. 27, 2012, and are both dancing with the angels in heaven. He was born on June 13, 1928 in Bayard, NE to Jeff Everett and Iva Pearl Kinney. He graduated Valedictorian of Minatare High School in Nebraska. He retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1970 after serving 23 distinguished years personally assisting several Generals and also retired from the San Antonio Housing Authority in 1999.
Funeral services for Derrel Eugene Turnbow, 78, of Roby will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Roby with Rev. Bill Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be at Roby Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Mr. Turnbow died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Manda Shed, 90, of Gatesville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.
A graveside service for Shed was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Toby Cemetery in Oakalla, Texas with Ernest Spiekerman and Charles McKamie officiating.
Bobbie Nell Pierson, 75, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
No services are planned at this time.
Pierson was born March 21, 1936, in Cross Plains, Texas. She moved to Sweetwater from Abilene in 1972 after working for Hendrick Medical Center for six years. She became a Registered Respiratory Therapist and worked for Simmons Memorial Hospital and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater from 1972 until 2007. She then moved south of Sweetwater in the country, where she began her retirement, enjoying gardening in her flower beds and fishing.