Archive - Obituary
April 10th, 2012
Fred E. Nayfa of Sweetwater, Texas, went home to be with his Lord on April 10, 2012. He was born on August 30, 1917, in Greenville, Texas to Elias and Almaz Nayfa, immigrants from Lebanon. While attending Oklahoma City University in 1938, he met Jo Farris. They were married eight years later in Gainesville, Texas on April 17, 1946 by a retired Methodist minister. Fred and Jo had a special love and commitment to each other and he was a loving and caring person who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
A private family memorial service will be held later this week for Norma Faye Grantham, 68, of Sweetwater, with family members officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Grantham died Monday, April 9, 2012, at her home.
Kayden George Hill, one month, of Sweetwater, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Sweetwater.
He will be cremated. Services will be planned at a later date under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hill was born Feb. 26, 2012, in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his father, Brian Hill, Jr. of Sweetwater; his mother, Lisa Gonzales of Sweetwater; and brother, Rian Hill of Sweetwater.
Betty Sue Rawlings, age 75, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Her body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Betty was born on Feb. 21, 1937, in Nolan County, Texas to Ernest Leonard and Elois (Allan) Foust. She worked as a sub-contractor for many years before retiring.
ROTAN â€” Opal Upshaw, 85, died Friday April 6, 2012, at an Odessa hospital.Â Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.Â Burial will follow at Sardis Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
Doris Hodges, 77, of Sweetwater, Tx, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, April 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Mike Sells will be officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Family visitation will be Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Jack G. Guelker, age 85 of Kingsbury, passed away on March 24, 2012.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Darlene Boaz and Rev. Tom Jones officiating and Masonic rites under the auspices of Kingsbury Masonic Lodge #887 A. F. & A. M.
A reception followed at the Kingsbury United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Private interment will be held at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Jack was born in Sweetwater, Texas to Walter C. and Daphene Hukele Guelker.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Jeremy Dan Jacques, 40, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary will be said by Deacon Bill Butler on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Jacques died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Gordon I. Root, 61, passed away on March 25, 2012, after a three year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). Born in Westfield, MA, Gordon retired to West Texas six years ago to begin writing a series of books commemorating the 100 year anniversary of World War I. Before falling ill he had completed three of the set including Battles East, Battles in the Alps and Balkan Battles under the pen name G. Irving Root.
Beatrice Ortiz, age 79, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Jesse Ortiz officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.