Archive - Obituary

December 23rd

Mary Ruth Prather

December 23, 2011

Mary Ruth Prather of Lubbock, Texas, passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, at the age of 77. She was born on March 10, 1934 to W.B. and Ruth Brown in Longworth, Texas. She attended schools in Sylvester and Roby, graduating from Roby High School in 1951. She attended Draughon’s Business College in Abilene, but later found her true calling as an in-home child care provider. She married Gerald Prather on Nov. 23, 1954, in San Angelo, Texas. They moved to Sweetwater in 1958, where they raised their family and lived until 2008 when they moved to Lubbock.

Patsy Lou Williams

December 23, 2011

Graveside services for Patsy Lou Williams, 68, of Roscoe, formerly of Sweetwater, were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Rev. Reid Johnson will officiate.
Williams died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, surrounded by her family at Hendrick Medical Center.
She was born March 11, 1943 in Coleman, Texas. She married Leon C. Williams on August 7, 1959 in Coleman. Patsy was a homemaker and babysitter for her grandchildren and lived in Sweetwater since 1965 moving to Roscoe in 2008.

December 20th

Cecil S. Slater

December 20, 2011

Cecil S. Slater, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, NY. Born Jan. 9, 1926 in Roscoe, TX, he was the son of the late William Vining Boone and Hattie Lewis Slater. He was a W.W. II Navy Veteran and retired as a self employed business owner of Cecil S. Slater, Inc., in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Cecil was made a Master Mason at Lodge #559 in Abilene, Texas on Jan.14, 1953.

Dollie Mae Hagins Blair

December 20, 2011

Cleburne, TX — Services for Dollie Mae Hagins Blair, 84, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Spur Cemetery in Spur, Texas at 3 p.m. Chaplain Chuck Barnard will officiate.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Davenport, Greg Blair, Fred Schreier, Jacob Blair, Joe Yeakley and Wayne Parker.
Dollie passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 in Cleburne, Texas.

December 19th

J.L. Campbell

December 19, 2011

Funeral services for J.L. Campbell, 81, of Roscoe, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Champion Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at Champion Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Campbell died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center in Sweetwater.

Marta Moreno Espinoza

December 19, 2011

Funeral services for Marta Moreno Espinoza, 85, of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Espinoza died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at her residence.

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.

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