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December 19th

Elias (Lee) Martinez

December 19, 2011

Elias (Lee) Martinez, age 76, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Chamberlain officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

December 17th

Durwood O. Whitefield

December 17, 2011

Durwood Whitefield passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at home in Kerrville with his wife at his bedside.
Durwood was the only child of Orville Whitefield and Rachel Harper Whitefield. He was born in Sweetwater, TX, on July 1, 1929.
After graduating from high school in Sweetwater in 1947, Durwood served two years in the U.S. Army. He then worked his way through Sul Ross State College, Alpine, TX, receiving his Bachelor of science degree in geology in 1958. Durwood met his wife, Earlene Anderson, while in college. They were married March 27, 1959, in Alpine, TX.

December 16th

William "Bill" W. Adkins

December 16, 2011

William "Bill" W. Adkins, age 80, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Bill was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Loco, Texas. He was a truck driver for many years before retiring. He also was a member of Broadway Baptist Church.

December 15th

Joe C. “Shorty” Blackburn Jr.

December 15, 2011

Joe Calvin “Shorty” Blackburn, Jr. passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Shannon Memorial Hospital in San Angelo, Texas.
Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories at 10 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Dotson Officiating. Interment will be beside his wife at Blackwell Cemetery directed by McCoy Funeral Home. There will be a family visitation on Sunday evening at McCoy Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
Shorty was born to Joe C. Blackburn, Sr. and Esther Fannin on Jan. 1, 1929. This coming new year he would have been 83 years old.

December 14th

Denver Leeon Pettitt

December 14, 2011

Denver Leeon Pettitt, 77, of Big Spring, died on Sunday, December 11, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the 14th and Main Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham, Doyle Maynard and Ralph Anderson, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. 
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at the funeral home.

John Morgan

December 14, 2011

After running a really great race, John Morgan crossed the "finish line" for which he'd been preparing his whole life. He died after a brief illness on December 11, 2011, at the age of 79.

Larry Othel Barnhill

December 14, 2011

Larry Othel Barnhill passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at his residence in Winters, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at the Texas Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas under the direction of Winters Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Freeman of Trent First Baptist Church officiating.

December 12th

Kevin Dale Allen

December 12, 2011

KEVIN DALE ALLEN
Funeral services for Kevin Dale Allen, 38, of Godley, TX, formerly of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Roscoe Church of Christ with Royce Clay and Dan Boren officiating. Interment will follow at Champion Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Allen died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Abilene, TX.

Arthureen Swift

December 12, 2011

Arthureen Glass Swift, age 86, of Denton, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Texas Health Presbyterian Denton.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Arthureen was born on August 12, 1925 in Knox County, Texas to Arthur H. and Ada Glass. She was a member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church. She worked for AT&T Accounting Office for 20 years before retiring.

December 9th

Helen R. Allen

December 10, 2011

GRANBURY — Helen R. Allen, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at Skyvue Victoria Chapel. Burial will follow at Skyvue Memorial Gardens under the direction of Skyvue Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Survivors include her daughter, Norma Spencer-Feuerborn and husband Charles; son, Vernon E. Johnston and wife Renee; sister, Faye Edmondson; grandchildren, Christopher and Ryan Elliott, and Sean Johnston; and seven great-grandchildren.

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