Archive - Obituary
April 17th, 2012
Louis Harry Flewharty was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Weatherford, Texas and passed away April 14, 2012. He married Gerry A. Rogers on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1957. Louis graduated from Texas A & M at Commerce in January of 1953 with B.A. degree in Business Administration. He spent two years in the United States Air Force. He was inducted into the Air Force in San Antonio, Texas and then spent three months in Cheyenne, Wyoming in Officerâ€™s Supply School. He was sent to Adak Island in Fairbanks, AK at Ladd Air Force Base. He worked for J.C. Penney Company from 1955 until 1987.
David (Jenero) Prado passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Funeral service was on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the St. Michaels the Archcangle Catholic Church in Grand Prairie, TX.
David worked for Gifford Hill which then turned to Hanson Pip. He lived in Grand Prairie, TX. David and Josephine were married for 46 years.
On Sunday, April 15, 2012, the angels took her to heaven. She was 80 years old. Jo Nell, of Sweetwater, was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Luther, TX to Mildred Lawrence and Lester Caughey. At the age of 15, she and her family moved to the Stephenville area where she graduated from Stephenville High School and met her life partner, Carl Max Burgan. Jo Nell and Carl Max married on Aug. 17, 1950, in Ft. Worth where they lived until moving to Sweetwater in 1953.
Christy Carroll Silva, 59, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Hendrick Medical Center. She was cremated. A memorial service is planned for a later date.
Christy was born on May 5, 1952 in Fresno, Calif. She married Archie Silva on June 23, 1990, in Maliu Ridge, Hawaii. They have lived the past five years in Sweetwater. Christy was working as the Hotel and Restaurant General Manager for Best Western Inn in Sweetwater.
Funeral services for Howard Nixon Carlton, 78, of Eskota, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. James Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Palava Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, April 13, 2012, from 6-8 p.m.
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.