Archive - Obituary

January 8th, 2013

Vivian A. Rice

January 8, 2013

Funeral services for Vivian Ann Rice, 89, of Sweetwater, will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Chaplain Lynn Robertson officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Rice died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.

Douglas Leon Horn

January 8, 2013

Funeral services for Mr. Douglas Leon Horn, 87, of Springhill, Louisiana, formerly of Jefferson, were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Capt. Wm. Perry Chapel of Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson, Texas with Rev. Allison Byerley officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Haggard Funeral Home.

David Valdez

January 8, 2013

Our beloved David Valdez was taken home to be with our heavenly father on January 4, 2013 at the age of 57 years old. He passed away at Hereford Regional Medical Center with his family at his bedside. David was born December 18, 1955 in Lebanon, Indiana to Manuel and Maria Valdez. He married the love of his life and best friend Margarita (Margie) Galvan Valdez on May 15, 1977 in Loraine, Texas. They moved to Hereford from Abilene in 2011.

January 7th

Oletta (Leta) Storch: 1923-2013

January 7, 2013

Oletta (Leta) Storch was born Oct. 13, 1923, and passed away on Jan. 5, 2013. She was married to the love of her life, Dick Storch. As a loving mother and friend to many, Leta showed her love by cooking and supporting people around her. She was active in her communities and loved teaching Sunday school in the Methodist church. She was multi-talented. In business, she was a realtor, a broker, dental and medical assistant and often created many recipes as a Weight Watcher’s supervisor.

January 5th

Ruth Pendergrass Barton

January 5, 2013

Ruth Pendergrass Barton, 78, died Nov. 23, 2012 in Colorado Springs. She was a professor of English at Colorado College for 40 years, teaching courses that ranged from the poetry of W.B. Yeats to children’s literature to science in literature.
Memorial services at Colorado College’s Shovel Memorial Chapel were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. and the interment of Professor Barton’s ashes will be at the Spring Creek Cemetery in Bosque County near Meridian, Texas Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 1 p.m.

January 4th

Bertha Mae (Precious) Staten

January 4, 2013

Bertha Mae “Precious” Staten 59, of Sweetwater passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her residence.
She was a longtime employee of Walls Industrial, Sweetwater Retirement Center and Sweetwater ISD.
A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at McCoy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Frankie Santiago, Rev. Jerry Jordan, Rev. Tommy Jackson, Rev. Robert Carey and Rev. Homer Reddic officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

January 2nd

Mary Imogene Mathews Jones

January 2, 2013

Denison — Mary Imogene Mathews Jones, age 87, passed from this life Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Mrs. Jones was born March 3, 1925, in Nolan County, Sweetwater, Texas the daughter of Roy Ellis and Mary Alpha (Gray) Mathews.

December 31st, 2012

Robert Callan Gabel

December 31, 2012

Funeral services for Robert Callan Gabel, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Gabel died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Coleman, Texas.

Manuela L. Flores

December 31, 2012

ABILENE — Manuela L. Flores, 88, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Bhaskar Menden officiating. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson, directed by Abilene Funeral Home. A wake service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. Francis Catholic Church.
Mrs. Flores was born May 17, 1924, in Karnes County, Texas to the late Ildefonso and Rafaela Longoria.

December 28th

Valene Kiker

December 28, 2012

Funeral services for Valene Kiker, 91, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at First United Methodist Church in Roby with Rev. Jerry Moore and Rev. Kiefer Cauble officiating. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30 at McCoy Funeral Home.
She died Friday, Dec. 28, at her residence.

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