Archive - Obituary

May 15th, 2012

Martha Ruth Nazworth

May 15, 2012

Austin, TX - Martha was born July 10, 1951 to W.D. and Marjorie May of Sweetwater, TX. She went home to Jesus May 10, 2012.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John Nazworth; father, W.D. May; sister, Janet Maxwell; grandmother, Ruth Locke.

May 12th

Vivian Ann Goodman

May 12, 2012

Vivian Ann (nee Boyd) Goodman, aged 70 years, passed away in her home on May 9, 2012, in Driftwood, Hays County, Texas, enduring three decades of multiple sclerosis. She was a mother and homemaker to her children. She was a passionate genealogist with published research.
Vivian was born Jan. 20, 1942 to Vivian and Ruby (McElroy) Boyd in Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, where she lived until her family moved to Groves, Jefferson County, Texas in 1954. She attended Port Neches-Groves High School. There she met and married Elton Ray Newsome (USAF-Retired).

David D. “Heavy” Ford

May 12, 2012

Graveside services for David D. “Heavy” Ford, 49, of Maryneal, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Maryneal Cemetery. He was cremated.
Ford died Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Maryneal.

May 11th

Harriet Lee Tucker

May 11, 2012

BRONTE – Harriet Lee Tucker, 85, of Blackwell, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at a Lubbock hospital. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 in Blackwell Cemetery. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.

Raymond Andrew Hughes

May 11, 2012

Raymond Andrew Hughes, 89, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
He was born on August 1, 1922 in Necessity, TX to William Hughes and Betty Hodges Hughes. He married Eleanor Smith on June 3, 1959, and was a WWII Veteran. He proudly served in the United States Army. 
A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 52 years, Eleanor; son, David Hughes; and daughter, Sulynn Hughes-Husbands.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Geraldine Marie Goodman

May 11, 2012

Graveside services for Geraldine Marie Goodman, 68, of Sweetwater, will be held at Sweetwater Cemetery on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Diane Brown Officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Goodman died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
She was born in Muleshoe, Texas on April 30, 1944. She was married to Herbert Lee Goodman.

May 10th

Joyce Lynn Presswood Smith

May 10, 2012

Joyce Lynn Presswood Smith, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Abilene. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Burial will follow at noon in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

May 8th

Guadalupe Reyes

May 8, 2012

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Guadalupe Reyes, 90, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwa officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A rosary will be said Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Reyes died Monday, May 7, 2012, in Sweetwater.

Donald (Nendy) Lynn Wafer

May 8, 2012

Donald (Nendy) Lynn Wafer, 74, of Albany died May 1, 2012. A public memorial and celebration of the life of Don Wafer, 74, of Albany, will be held in the near future at the Wafer residence outside of Albany. Please see donlwafermemorial.weebly.com for information and to RSVP.
Don was born May 7, 1937 in Sweetwater, Texas to Odis and Inez Wafer. He graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1955 and attended Texas Tech University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering on Aug. 26, 1961.
He married Martha (Maw Maw) June Barton June 12, 1957.

Karen Lee Jones Thompson O'Briant

May 8, 2012

Karen Lee Jones Thompson O'Briant
May 17, 1952 - April 27, 2012

Karen O’Briant, beloved wife of Mickey O’Briant, passed away on Friday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Richmond, VA after a long and arduous battle with breast cancer. Karen and her husband Mickey had been in Virginia Beach attending a class at Atlantic University when Karen became severely ill from sudden complications due to her cancer. Karen was 59 years old and she has been a long time resident of Sweetwater, TX.

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