Archive - Obituary
November 29th, 2012
Graveside services for Lee Roy â€śL.R.â€ť Sells, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Jeremy Thompson, Ken Kerby, and Rev. Mike Sells will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Sells died Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Abilene.
Fredericksburg â€” Doris Lynn Brown Turner, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in a local nursing home. She was born on April 11, 1922, in Scranton, Texas, to Maggie Mae Bailey Brown and Ernest R. Brown and grew up in Colorado City. She married Veltie E. Turner on Jan. 3, 1941, in Colorado City and they raised four children in Roscoe.
Family visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater on Nov. 30, from 1-2 p.m. and graveside service immediately following in the Roscoe Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home
Willie B. Hanley, age 90, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Larsen officiating. Burial will be at Williamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Edelmiro (Pops) Gutierrez, age 88, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Jim Petrie. Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Prosper Cathy Moreno, 78, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Father Charles Okonkwo will officiate and interment will follow at Loraine Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be said by Lupe Medellin and Ester Rodriguez at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Moreno died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her home.
Bernard Shelan (nĂ© Shelansky) passed away Wednesday night, Nov. 21, at the age of 96 from natural causes. He was born in St. Louis, MO to Charles and Rae Shelansky and raised in South Philadelphia and Roscoe, Texas. A local football star, Bernie â€śThe Mouseâ€ť Shelanskyâ€”in spite of his small statureâ€”was awarded a football scholarship to Abilene Christian College, where he graduated in 1938 with a B.S. Degree in Physical Training and set a new kickoff return record that remained in tact for 20 years.
Graveside services for Danny Wayne Pope, Jr., 41, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Chris Stephens will officiate with interment to follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Pope died Saturday, Nov. 24, in Sweetwater.
He was born in Sweetwater on Nov. 30, 1970. He was a life long resident of Sweetwater. He worked most of his life in the oil patch driving rig, moving trucks, etc.
Our Mother, Salome Najar Molina, has gone to be with the Lord and will be greatly missed by all of us. She died peacefully, surrounded by her sons, daughters and grandchildren on Nov. 21, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. Burial will follow at Mitchell County Cemetery.
Mrs. Molina is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Rosa Dominguez; and grandson, Manuel Molina, Jr.
Funeral services for John Trotter, 56, of Sweetwater, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens and Rev. Joe Johnson officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will be at 1412 E. 13th Street in Sweetwater.
Trotter died Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Sweetwater.
Sally Davis of Blackwell, TX passed away on Nov. 17, 2012. Sally is survived by two daughters, Dianne and husband Eric McWhorter of Blackwell, TX and Stephanie and husband Greg Smith of Bakersfield, CA; and two granddaughters, Amanda McWhorter and Jessica Billington.
In honoring Sallyâ€™s wishes, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.