Archive - Obituary

October 1st, 2012

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.

Janie Lou Reynolds

September 22, 2012

Graveside services for Janie Lou Reynolds, 67, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Abilene Municipal Cemetery. Rev. Ward Hayes will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Reynolds died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her residence.

Jesse Alfred Lawhon

September 22, 2012

Jesse Alfred Lawhon, age 77, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

September 21st

Wanda Lee “Wootie” Lemmons

September 21, 2012

Funeral services for Wanda Lee “Wootie” Lemmons, 70, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. TJ Jackson and Rev. Robert Carey officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Lemmons died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

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