Archive - Obituary
March 9th, 2012
The most important thing I could leave my loved ones and friends, if it were within my power, which it is not, would be faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Although that is within the power of the Creator and Lord God of the universe alone to give, I would urge all my family and friends, if they have not done so already, to flee to the Savior in repentance and faith. Let my death be an occasion of reminder that life is short. Do not wait until it is too late. May God grant you grace to do so.
Willie Ruth (Bahlman) Teague ended her 91-year earthly journey and was promoted to glory on March 7, 2012. She passed away in Duncan, Okla., after a brief illness.
Willie Ruth was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Winters, Runnels County, Texas, to Otto and Lena Bahlman. She was married to Philip E. Teague, her husband of 68 years, in Wilmeth, Texas, on Dec. 19, 1943. The family moved to Sweetwater, Texas, in 1948, where they lived south of the city until 2010 when they moved to Oklahoma to be near their son.
Sweetwater, TX â€” Glenn Franklin McCullough, 90, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Lubbock Covenant Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories in Sweetwater under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A family visitation will be held one hour before service time on Saturday.
Martha â€śJoâ€ť Chiofalo went to join the Lord on March 7, 2012, after passing away in Sweetwater, TX. She was born in Nolan County, TX, on Oct. 14, 1924, and graduated from Roscoe High School in 1941. She was married to Lawrence Chiofalo on March 11, 1967, in Connecticut. Mr. Chiofalo was a war hero, having survived the Pearl Harbor attack, helping numerous fellow servicemen to safety. Mr. Chiofalo previously predeceased Mrs. Chiofalo in death.
Violet (Janssen) Panzer died on March 6, 2012, in Arlington, Tx. Services will we held at 11 a.m. on March 10, 2012 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Abilene, Texas, 4933 South 7th Street, with Rev. LaVerne Janssen officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home, Sweetwater, Tx.
Funeral services for Virgie June Crawford, 72, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clowers officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 8, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Crawford died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center.
Sally Bradford died, Monday, March 5, 2012. A private graveside will be held, Monday, March 19, with Father Dennis Bosley, officiating.
Sally was born Dec. 21, 1948, in Sweetwater, Texas. She moved with her parents to Lovington, New Mexico during high school. She graduated from Lovington High, and attended Eastern New Mexico University. She then worked for the Governor of New Mexico, in Santa Fe.
Sallyâ€™s business ventures included partnering in the Oldsmobile Cadillac dealership in Hobbs, New Mexico, Marc drilling, and Dos Hermanes Ostrich Ranch.
Graveside services for Ricky Rivera, 47, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Nolan Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Val Morin will be officiating.
Rivera died Monday, March 5, 2012, in Abilene.
He was born Dec. 1, 1964, in Sweetwater. He married Kelli Ensminger on June 25, 1989, in Sweetwater. Ricky worked for Mercer Well Services in the oil field and was a graduate of Sweetwater High School. He had moved back to Sweetwater two years ago from Arlington, Texas.
Martha Edna Scarborough, age 94, of Arlington, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas), passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Normandy Avenue Church of Christ with Mike Ensminger officiating. Burial will follow at Slaterâ€™s Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Patti Nelms Bedford, wife to David Bedford, mother to Beau, Rachel and Alexis Bedford and daughter of Dewey and Doris Nelms, went to meet her Savior on Saturday, March 3. Patti leaves a legacy of boldness, sincerity, compassion and most of all, love.