James Shute, age 76, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Frankie Santiago officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.