Archive - Obituary

October 4th, 2012

Dorothy Faye Ford

October 4, 2012

Dorothy Faye Ford, age 56, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at First Baptist Church, with Reverend Philip Thomas officiating. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Randi Chrishel Kirk Fernandez

October 4, 2012

Randi Chrishel Kirk Fernandez, 30, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in Abilene.
Her memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 HWY 277 South in Abilene.

October 3rd

Michael Lynn Walker

October 3, 2012

Funeral services for Michael Lynn Walker, 49, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. A 3:30 p.m. graveside service will be held at McKenzieville Cemetery near Silver, Texas. Rev. Wayne Kirk will officiate. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Walker died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at his home in Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.

October 1st

Gerald Wayne Butler

October 1, 2012

Funeral services for Gerald Wayne Butler, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. David Stevens will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Butler died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Snyder.
He was born Aug. 8, 1941, in Hamlin. He married Patsy Ann Speed on March 16, 1991, in Sweetwater. He worked for the city, loved music and playing the guitar.

Merritt Thomas "M.T." Staten

October 1, 2012

Merritt Thomas “ M.T.” Staten, age 88, of Sweetwater passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Big Spring, Texas. A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with Reverend’s Robert Carey, Frankie Santiago and Tommy Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Carolyn Kay Alexander

October 1, 2012

Carolyn Kay Alexander, age 64, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes, Dr. Travis Monday and Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.

Richard G. Ramirez

October 1, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Richard G. Ramirez, 50, of Sweetwater, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Ramirez died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born Oct. 20. 1961, in Sweetwater. He loved dancing, playing pool, bowling and his favorite, watching wrestling and football.

September 29th

Mendon Jo Kill

September 29, 2012

Mendon Jo Kill, age 25, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at Roby Cemetery. Burial will follow at Roby Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Mendon Jo was born on Nov. 16, 1986 in, Randolph, Vermont, to Stephen and Debbie (Ballenger) Kill. She worked for Allen Family Style Meals. She was a Vermonter at heart and loved animals.

Betty Louise Ross

September 29, 2012

Aspermont — Betty Louise Ross went to meet her Heavenly Fatjer on Thursday evening, Sept. 27, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Central Baptist Church in Aspermont, officiated by Rev. Robby Harris with burial to follow in the Aspermont Cemetery under the care and direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont.
Betty was born on Nov. 8, 1933, in Crosbyton to Ralph Porter Edwards and Ethel Lenora Edwards. She married Morgan Ross on Dec. 20, 1964, in Crosbyton.

September 22nd

COLONEL (RET) BILLY "PAT" PENDERGRASS, USMA '46

September 22, 2012

Billy Pat Pendergrass ("Pat") was born near Dexter, NM, but grew up in Sweetwater, TX. He was a top student, earned his Quartermaster Sea Scout Badge (equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle, and earned in a town with little water), and his Eagle Scout Badge, played football in a leather helmet with no face mask, and ran the 880. He was a columnist for the school newspaper and a finalist in "Ready Writing". He was swimming instructor at the municipal pool and waterfront director for all summer camps of the BSA Buffalo Trails Council.

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