Archive - Obituary
May 11th, 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.Â
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 17, 1952 - April 27, 2012
Karen Oâ€™Briant, beloved wife of Mickey Oâ€™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.
John H.B. Roberts, 80, a long time resident of Dallas, died May 6, 2012 in Sweetwater Texas, his home since 1991.
A memorial service celebrating Johnâ€™s life will be held at the McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater, Texas, on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Curtis Ward officiating. There will be a visitation following the service at the funeral home.
Amelia Alvidrez Palacios, age 78, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at her residence.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel recited by Cecilia Rivera.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Okonkwo officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Phil Montoya, 57, was killed in a car accident in Utah on Saturday, April 21, 2012. He was a man of many interests and much intelligence, but more than anything, Phil was known as a friend. He grew up in Utah and settled in Texas after hitchhiking through most of the Western United States. He married and had two daughters, Traci and Lauren.
Emogene (Jean) M. Dannelley, age 83, of Abilene, Texas (former resident of Sweetwater, Texas) went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 4, 2012.
Her body was cremated. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Garden of Memories with Dusty Lovell officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.