Archive - Obituary
June 13th, 2012
Graveside services for Leon â€śCottonâ€ť Rawlings, 80, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Gary Ruffin officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rawlings died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 29, 1921 in Troup, TX. He lived in Sweetwater since 1943. He co-owned and operated Short Stop Grocery in Sweetwater for several years.
Philip Enoch Teague ended his 94-year earthly journey and was promoted to glory on June 12, 2012. He passed away in Duncan, Okla. from congestive heart failure and complications of old age.
Philip was born Sept. 12, 1917, near Comanche, Okla. to Fred William and Alvurney May Emert Teague. He married Willie Ruth Bahlman, his wife 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.
Rondald Hendrix, age 76, known as â€śPapa Ronâ€ť of Gatesville, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Gatesville.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Restland Cemetery in Gatesville, with Rev. Willie Clarke officiating.Â The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Scottâ€™s Funeral Home.
He is survived by his sons, Ruben Hendrix and wife Kim of Gatesville, Ronnie Hendrix of Abilene, Casey Hendrix and wife LaDonna of Midland; daughter, Carrie Hendrix of Midland; numerous step children; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
W.T. â€śDubâ€ť Johnson, 85, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Abilene Regional Hospital in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater, officiated by Rev. Brian Brownlow. Interment will follow at the Hamlin Memorial Cemetery in Hamlin, Texas. A visitation will be held Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Pallbearers at the service will be Jake Johnson, Justin Johnson, Gary Wiseman, Mike Fernandez, Bill Shuttleworth, Steven Snell and Will Snell.
Eileen Morrow passed away in San Antonio on Monday, June 4, 2012, at the age of 87. She was born in Maryneal, Texas on Oct. 26, 1924, to Ben and Willie Ham.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Imogene Parker; and her son-in-law, Jerry Pickar.
Eileen worked for Atlantic Richfield/BP Oil Company in Midland for 37 years. She loved to line dance and even taught senior citizen classes. She also enjoyed gardening the land surrounding her home.
Graveside services for Wynell V. Banks, 86, of Jackson, MS, will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery near McCool, MS, with Larry Vanlandingham officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Banks was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater, TX. To sign the family registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.com
Banks died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home in Jackson, MS.
She was born April 12, 1926, in Mississippi. She was a housewife.
BRONTE â€“ Billy Don Hindman, 68, of Blackwell, Texas passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Blackwell Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home.
Billy Don was born on March 4, 1944 to Melvin and Myrldeen Hindman in Lamesa, Texas. He grew up and attended school in Blackwell, Texas where he graduated in 1963. Billy Don was a master electrician and an accomplished guitarist. He loved gardening, fishing and blue grass music.
Laura Fay Duncan, 105, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.Â Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Rev. Vernon Baker officiating. A visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Seferino Portello Carrillo, age 70, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012 at his residence.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012 at Belvieu Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
A memorial service for Karla Epperson, 59, of Oak Creek Lake, Blackwell, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Brother Larry Fluitt officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Epperson died Friday, June 1, 2012, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo.
She was born on July 25, 1952 in Sweetwater. She married Rex Epperson on May 16, 1994 in Sweetwater. She had worked for Sweetwater Healthcare and Bronte Nursing Home as an LVN.