Bryce R. Henderson
Mass of Christian Burial for Bryce R. Henderson, 86, of Altus, Okla., will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006. A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Both services will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Altus, Okla.
Bryce was born on a farm near Blair, Okla., on May 31, 1920, to George and Addie Henderson, pioneers of Greer County, Okla. He died in his home north of Altus on July 2, 2006. With the exception of service during World War II, he lived his entire life in Jackson County.
He attended Blair schools, graduating in 1938 with 12 years of perfect attendance. He attended the University of Oklahoma and enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the war. Before being commissioned as Ensign, he met Mary Catherine Nohner of Minneapolis, Minn. Their courtship was punctuated by his various World War II assignments on U.S. coasts while he was in flight training in the PBY Catalina. Bruce and Mary were married in the Catholic Base Chapel on Altus Air Base on July 22, 1944, prior to his departure for England, where, until VE Day, he piloted the B24 Liberator.
At the conclusion of the war, Bryce returned to Jackson County. He was the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District's first pioneer, as his homecoming was capped off when the Bureau of Reclamation awarded him the Oklahoma A&M demonstration farm located south of the Lugert Dam. It was an experimental farm, designed to be a working symbol of what irrigation might bring to the farmers of Jackson County. In his first season in 1946, he grew oats, alfalfa, corn and winter wheat and 14 varieties of cotton. He ultimately raised irrigated cotton for 60 consecutive years. He also worked in the life insurance industry some 40 years.
Together, on a farm north of Altus, Bryce and Mary reared six children - Barbara, Tom, Patricia, Mary Jane, John and Scott. Their lives were entirely focused on the well-being and education of “the kids.” He was a generous and caring father. He valued both work and play. Bryce was proud that all six children became college graduates.
Over time, Bryce's family expanded to include 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was interested in their many activities and cherished family gatherings, trips, holidays and celebrations. He read with intensity and his interests were diverse - sports, particularly those of his beloved University of Oklahoma - golf, jazz and classical music (which he called “good music”), bridge and Western movies. Some of his more enjoyable hours were spent around the domino table with a host of cronies.
Bryce was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Golf and Country Club. He was raised in the Methodist church and converted to Catholicism in his later years. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Altus, Okla. Bryce trusted in God, and relied upon himself. A man of integrity and determination, he was fiercely independent. He had an extraordinary love of people and treasured friends from many walks of life, serving them in greater or lesser ways, visiting in the hospital, helping a fellow farmer or visiting the shut-ins. He had compassion for those whose lives were marked by sorrow or tragedy, and a capacity for optimism in the wake of hardship.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, and an infant grandson, Andrew Nichols.
He has 40 surviving family members including his sons, their wives and families, Scott and DeeAnn Henderson, Meredith and Scott Dee of the home; John and Kim Henderson, Ashley and Travis of Eldorado, Okla., and Tom, Josephine and Hillary Henderson of Sweetwater. His daughters, their spouses and families are MJ and Robert Smith, Robert Bryce and Daniel of Cushing, Okla., Trish and Leon Crosswhite, Patrick and Maggie of Hennessey, Okla., Katie and Marcus Newby, Hanna, Benjamin and Sara of Guthrie, Okla., Becky, Aaron and Jack Strope of Edmond, Okla., and Barbara and John Nichols, Meg and Joe Ferretti, Marie Claire and John of Dallas, Sarah and Dan Whitmarsh and Philip, Stuart and Laurel Krous, and Michael Nichols, all of Oklahoma City, Okla. He is also survived by a sister, Frances Henderson of Kingfisher, Okla.
The Henderson family will greet friends on Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. at Kincannon Funeral Home.
Linnie Hindman, 88, of Abilene died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Merkel.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2006, in the Elmwood Funeral Home chapel in Abilene.
Burial followed in the Elmwood Memorial Park.
Linnie retired from nursing after 30 years. She loved caring for people and her children and grandchildren. She was a happy person and enjoyed life to the greatest. She was a member of the Highland Church of Christ of Abilene and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Brown and his wife, Judy, of Ceres, Calif., and Preston Brown and his wife, Glenda, of Lubbock; five daughters, Robbie Hallard and her husband, Bill of Maui, Hawaii, Linda Frazier of Abilene, Brenda Hindman of Killeen, Sandra Bennett and her husband, Sam, of Richardson, and Kelly Bunselmeyer and her husband, Larry, of Abilene; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Bobbie James of Pocatello, Idaho, Billie Hawkins and her husband, Otis, of Anadarko, Okla., and Sue Way and her husband, Ronnie, of Sweetwater; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Hindman; one step-son, John; her parents; one brother, Roy Reynolds; and one sister, Lela Ford.
Leola Robinson, 69, of Sweetwater died Monday, July 3, 2006, in the Abilene Regional Medical Center.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006, in the Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. James Baker officiating.
Services will be under the direction of Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home of Sweet-water.
Mrs. Robinson was born on Feb. 17, 1937, in Sweetwater. She married Howard Robinson. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Robinson of Sweetwater; one son, Roy Smith and his wife, Karie, of Grand Prairie; one daughter, Rene Ammons of Sweetwater; one step-daughter, Judy Hoover and her husband, Tommy, of Cypress; three sisters, Ila O'Connor of Sweetwater, Ruthie Redmon and her husband, Hugh, and Verneil Purdy and her husband, Denzel; one brother, Dewey Dillashaw and his wife, Lee; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Walter Lee Armstrong
Walter Lee Armstrong, 74, of Sweetwater died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, in the Hendrick Medical Center.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2006, in the Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Baker officiating.
Services will be under the direction of Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mr. Armstrong was born on July 12, 1931, in Sweetwater. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Lubbock Power and Light for many years before retiring. Mr. Armstrong graduated from Newman High School in Sweetwater and was a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Stricker and his wife, Edna, of Houston and Carl Stricker of Amarillo; one daughter, Suzi Marshall of Houston; one sister, Patsy Hefner of Sweetwater; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Fr. Ray Stanley Wilhelm
Fr. Ray Stanley Wilhelm, OMI, 74, has gone home to Chant God's praises - July 5, 2006.
The son of Raymond M. Wilhelm and Alma (Dreier) Wilhelm, Ray Wilhelm was born on Feb. 3, 1932, in San Antonio. After graduating from St. Mary's Parochial School, he went to St. Anthony's Junior Seminary in San Antonio. He entered the St. Peter's Novitiate at Mission in 1951, where he took his first vows on May 31, 1952.
His philosophy and theology courses were pursued at DeMazenod Scholasticate (now Oblate School of Theology) in San Antonio. It was there that he took perpetual vows on May 31, 1955. Upon the completion of his theology studies, he was ordained a priest by Archbishop Robert E. Lucey at St. Mary's Church, San Antonio, June 1, 1958.
Fr. Ray's first obedience was in 1959 as a professor at DeMazenod Scholasticate. In the spring of 1960, he went to Catholic University, in Washington, D.C., for higher education, and in November of 1960, he went to the Studium Superius Generale, in Rome, and obtained a degree in canon law at Gregorian University in June of 1962. He was transferred to DeMazenod Scholasticate - Oblate College of the Southwest in San Antonio as bursar and professor in September 1962. Other assignments included: Assistant Pastor to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Harlingen; Pastor to St. Ignatius Parish in Ranchito; Pastor to Sacred Heart in McAllen; Associate Pastor of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville, and Pastor to St. John the Baptist in San Juan.
In January of 1986 he served as the Associate Director of college level seminary formation program at St. Edwards University, Austin. In 1988 he was assigned as Parochial Vicar to St. Louis of France Cathedral in New Orleans, then in 1990 to St. Patrick's Parish in Houston. In 1991, he was Associate Director of San Juan Shrine in San Juan. He then served a six-year term as Pastor at St. Ann's in Colorado City. In June of 2000 he was assigned and remained until his death Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Shrine in Midland. Fr. Ray was also an Official of the Matrimonial Tribunal of the dioceses of Brownsville, San Antonio, and San Angelo. He was Defender of the Bond of Marriage for the Texas Appellate Court in San Antonio and had also been a local Oblate Superior in several Texas Districts.
“Fr. Ray was a committed and faithful servant of the Church, especially as Missionary Oblate to Mary Immaculate,” said Fr. Ed DeLeon, pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe. “He always gave 110 percent if not more. He was a true confessor, and people always felt God's mercy especially in the confessional. He was an excellent preacher and a good friend.”
Fr. Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Alma Wilhelm, J.P. Wilhelm, Edwin Wilhelm, E.V. Tumlinson, his uncles, and Maggie Schlein, his aunt.
He is survived by his sister Mary Oswald and brother-in-law, Louis Oswald of Houston; his three nephews, Brent A. Oswald, of Houston, Kelly V. and Stacey Oswald of Houston, Louis A. and Crystal Oswald of Littleton, Colo.; and his dearest friend the Rev. Frank Montalbano, OMI of San Antonio.
“Fr. Ray was so special, so knowledgeable, so educated,” said Toni Bustillos, a parishioner at Our Lady of Guadalupe and a friend of Fr. Ray. “You could ask him anything and he would tell you, and if he didn't know, he would find out. He was so gentle and always such a loving and kind person.
A Rosary, to be led by Fr. Ed DeLeon, Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and Shrine, will be held Friday, July 7, 2006, at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Shrine in Midland. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Saturday, July 8, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Shrine in Midland with The Most Rev. Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI, Bishop of San Angelo, the principal celebrant and Fr. Ed DeLeon homilist. Fr. Ray's body will be taken to San Antonio for additional services. A Rosary will be held at the Oblate School of Theology's Immaculate Conception Chapel on Sunday, July 9, 2006, at 7 p.m. His Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, July 10, 2006, at 10 a.m. at The Oblate School of Theology's Immaculate Conception Chapel followed by burial at the Oblate Community Cemetery on the same grounds in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy., Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 683-5555. To place on-line condolences visit www.mem.com.
Haldean "Dink" Cave
ROTAN — Haldean "Dink" Cave, 77, died Sunday July 9, 2006 at a Lubbock Hospital. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Rotan. Burial will be in Belvieu Cemetery directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
Born March 20, 1929 in Clairemont, Dink was a son to the late Mark and Ruby (Dennis) Cave. He was a life long resident of Kent County. Dink married Norma Dry on January 20, 1951 in Rotan and they were together 55 years. Dink was a rancher and always enjoyed working his horses and cattle. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Dink is preceded in death by his parents, one brother (Ted Stanley Cave), one sister (Mary Beth Aaron) and two grandsons (Aaron and Randall Cave).
Survivors include his wife Norma Cave of Kent County; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Glen Murphree of Sweetwater; four sons and daughters-in-law, Kent and Teresa Cave of Rotan, Reid and Chaucy Cave of Rotan, Bryan and Vanessa Cave of Snyder and Jeff and Amber Cave of Ballinger; one brother, Mark Cave, Jr. of Rotan; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the American Heart Association.
Carole Lannel Foster
Carole Lannel Foster, 41, of College Station and a former resident of Sweetwater, died Thursday, July 6, 2006, in College Station.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2006, in the Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev.Tommy Griffin officiating.
Mrs. Foster was born on September 21, 1964, in Sweetwater. She was a graduate of Sweetwater High School, and she worked as a CNA.
She was a member of Mt. Rose Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Terrell Robison of Sweetwater, Latarus Foster of College Station, and Lawvarence Robison of Abilene; two sisters, Johnnie Mae McDaniels of Ruidoso, New Mexico, and Mae Bell Rivers of Florida; one brother, Billy Robison of Sweetwater; and three grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, A.Y. and Bennie Lee Corona.
The service will be under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Thessie Mae Sipe Patterson
HAMLIN — Thessie Mae Sipe Patterson, 91, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in Hamlin. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2006, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Buddy Sipe and James Clawson officiating. Burial will be in Longworth Cemetery, directed by Adams Funeral Home.
Born July 22, 1914, in Fisher County, Thessie was a daughter of the late Burl Martin and Sally Ann (Ray) Sipe. She attended school in Longworth and married James Wiley "Pete" Patterson October 17, 1964, in Hamlin. He preceded her in death in 1995. Thessie was a homemaker and a Baptist.
One brother and two sisters preceded her in death.
Survivors include one nephew, Buddy Sipe (and wife, Carolyn)of Waco; four nieces, Aileen Teel of Texaco, NM, Dixie Collum of Brownfield, Joy Newman (and husband, Frank) of Sweetwater, and Floy Skelton (and husband, Bill) of Abilene; one step-daughter, Belinza Ledesma of Abilene; and several great nieces and nephews.
Geneva Jackson McKnight
Geneva McKnight, 74, of Snyder, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in Cogdell Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service will be held Monday, July 17, 2006, in the Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Leon McKnight officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the funeral home.
Mrs. McKnight was born on May 14, 1932, in Ida, Louisiana. She was married to Sylvester McKnight on July 13, 1946 in Missionary, Louisiana. She was a housewife, and the last charter member of Helm Heights Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Queen Ester Kelly Jackson; her husband, Sylvester McKnight; two sons, two daughters, three brothers, and two sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Emerson of San Angelo, and Joyce Smith of Aurora, Colorado; three sons, Leon McKnight of Eloy, Arizona, Donald McKnight of Peoria, Illinois, and Isaac McKnight of Snyder; two sisters, Helen Dillard of Hosston, Louisiana, and Essie Scott of Hope, Arkansas; one brother-in-law, U.S. Thompson of Phoenix, Arizona; 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be under the direction of Wright Colonial Funeral Home.
Julious “Jake” Baskem Daniel
Julious “Jake” Baskem Daniel, 92, of Sweetwater died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in the Palava Cemetery with the Rev. Jason Shuttlesworth officiating.
Services will be under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mr. Daniel was born on March 21, 1914, in Evant County. He lived in Sweetwater since the age of three. Mr. Daniel had worked in the oil field construction business until retiring. He was Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Harold Ray Daniel of Bakersfield, Calif.; and one grandson, James Daniel of Huntington Beach, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers.
Cordelia Oden, 76, of Sweetwater died Saturday, July 15, 2006, in her residence.
A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2006, in the Blackwell Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Bennett officiating.
Services were under the direction of the Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mrs. Oden was born on Nov. 12, 1929, in Howard County. She married Hayes Vernon Oden on Nov. 1, 1947, in Loraine. Mrs. Oden was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Miller and her husband, Tom, of Sweetwater; Vickie Reed and her husband, Kenneth, of Big Spring, and Linda Ashford and her husband, Norman, of Sweetwater; 10 grandchildren, Dustin Ashford, Whitney Ashford, Brandon Ashford and Stephanie Ashford, all of Sweetwater; Tommy Miller of Odessa, Shelly Holsey of San Angelo, Vickie Tovias of San Angelo, Charity Rocha of Big Spring; Kevin Warren of Big Spring and Codie Reed of Sweetwater; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayes Vernon Oden, on Feb. 17, 2005; one grandchild, one great-grandchild, her parents, three sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Kenneth David Carlisle, 52, of Lubbock was born on Sept. 13, 1953 in Portales, N.M., to A.B. Carlisle and Christine Witt Carlisle. He was a graduate of Spur High School in Spur, and attended Angelo State University in San Angelo.
Kenny resided in Lubbock since 1996 working for UPS and then as a realtor and loan officer. He was the owner and broker for Carlisle Real Estate and attended the Second Baptist Church. Kenny had a great love for people and life as his many friends and family can attest.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, A.B. Carlisle and Christine Sides, and a nephew, Lance Linscott.
He will be missed by his two daughters, Kit Womble and husband Josh of Sweetwater, and Kandi Carlisle of Lubbock; a sister, Connie Carlisle Linscott of Peachtree City, Ga., a niece, Kellie Linscott VanLeuvan and husband Drew of Atlanta, Ga.; and many other loving family members and wonderful friends.
Kenny passed away Thursday, July 13, 2006, in Ruidoso Downs, N.M.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2006, at Second Baptist Church in Lubbock with Dr. Phillip Wise officiating, under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Ralls. Donations to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Road, Lubbock, TX 79424, would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Windy Gerard Preston
Windy Preston, 49, of Aztec, N.M., died Monday, July 17, 2006, in Abilene.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2006, in the McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater with Joe Bagby officiating.
Ms. Preston was born on July 6, 1957, in Sweetwater. She worked as a petroleum lab technician and was a member of the Aztec Church of Christ in Aztec, N.M. Her grandchildren were her life.
Survivors include one daughter, Tonya Abernathy and her husband, Richard, of Aztec, N.M.; her parents, Bo and Jessie Gerard of Sweetwater; three grandchildren, Jessica Abernathy, Warren Abernathy and Amberlynn Abernathy, all of Aztec, N.M.; one brother, William Gerard Jr. of Aztec, N.M.; two sisters, Cynde Poole and her husband, Sonny, of Midland and Nancy Teinert of Midland; three nieces, Stephanie Reece, Jennifer Pugh and Shawnna Teinert, all of Midland; and one great-niece, Alexyss Helbig of Midland.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Gerard, on March 6, 1976.
Ruby Mae Hyde Shelton
Ruby Mae Shelton went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 15, 2006, at the age of 93 years. She was born on Nov. 18, 1912, to Mary Brown Hyde and Jefferson David Hyde in Wood County. Her family moved to the Nolan/Divide community in August 1932. She married Hoyat Shelton the next year. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters and her husband of 36 years.
Ruby was a woman of quite strength, with a deep devotion to her family and a strong faith in her heavenly Father that pulled her through many hard times. She was a unique, but simple woman. Our memories of her are ones of laughter, keen insight and a relentless vitality. She enjoyed and lived life to its fullest. Her wonderful memories will remain with us throughout our lives.
Ruby is survived by her daughter, Marvelle and her husband, Lowell Gene Finch, grandsons, Randy Finch and his wife, Wai-Choo, and Brad Finch and his wife, Colleen; great-grandsons, Sean, Chayne, Spencer and Elliott Finch, her best friend and devoted companion for over 30 years, Edward Hurdle, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in the McCoy Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2006, in the Slater's Chapel Cemetery in Nolan with Mike Ensminger officiating.
A memorial service to celebrate Ruby's life will be held at April Sound Church in Montgomery Sunday, July 23, at 2 p.m.
Na Zarie Reylanne Marie Williams
Na Zarie Reylanne Marie Williams, the infant daughter of Ashley Regalado and Jerome Williams of Sweetwater, died Monday, July 17, 2006, in the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in the Sweetwater Cemetery with the Rev. Lance Cypert officiating.
Services were under the direction of Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
The infant was born on July 17, 2006, in Sweetwater.
Survivors include her mother, Ashley Regalado of Sweetwater; her father, Jerome Williams of Sweetwater; grandparents, George Regalado Jr. of Lamesa, Nancy Regalado of Sweetwater and Denise and Johnny Williams of Sweetwater; two sisters, Jada and Brianna Williams of Rotan; and numerous other family members, including great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Troy Carrington.
Bruce Perrin Baugh
ROTAN – Bruce Perrin Baugh, 59, died Monday July 17, 2006 in Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2006 at Belvieu Cemetery with Rev. Jim Reinbolt officiating under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.
Bruce was born November 23, 1946 to Sam and the late Edmonia (Smith) Baugh in Sweetwater. He graduated from Rotan High School and attended college at Texas A&M and North Texas State University. Bruce married Judy Deam November 19, 1976 at Austin where he worked thirty years as a programmer and systems analyst for the State of Texas. He loved sports, adventure games, golf and visiting different stadiums. Bruce was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his mother (Edmonia Smith Baugh) and a nephew (Cody White).
Bruce is survived by: his father, Sam Baugh of Rotan; wife, Judy Baugh of Austin; two sons, Aaron S. Baugh and Nicholas D. Baugh, both of Austin; three brothers, Todd Baugh of Billings, Montana, David Baugh of Rotan and Stephen Baugh of Midland; and one sister, Frances White of Lubbock.
Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Pete Ruelas Camacho
Pete Ruelas Camacho, 79, of Sweetwater died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Sweetwater.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2006, in the Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating.
Burial will follow in the Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2006, in the funeral home.
Mr. Camacho was born on Nov. 30, 1926, in Ranger. He married Inez Camacho on April 7, 1956, in Sweetwater. Mr. Camacho lived in Sweetwater for the past 46 years and worked as a railroad telegrapher. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army National Guard. Mr. Camacho was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Inez Camacho of Sweetwater; four sons, Peter Camacho of San Antonio, Michael Camacho and David Camacho, both of Sweetwater, and Samuel Camacho of Wichita, Kan.; three daughters, Jeanette Camacho of Cedar Park, Rebecca Camacho of Austin and Teresa Camacho Ezzedine of Littleton, Colo.; one sister, Trina Mendoza of Ranger; three brothers, Arthur Camacho of El Paso and Raymond Camacho of Farmington, N.M.; 15 grandchildren, Becky, Cheyanna, Christopher, Michael Ray, Elizabeth, Peter, Samuel, Ariel, Sammy Ray, Josh, Nathan, Vanessa and Ryan; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Petra Camacho, on Dec. 23, 1963; and four brothers, Ricky, Salvador, Jimmy and George.
Lee Roy Clark
Lee Roy Clark, 85, of Sweetwater died Friday, July 21, 2006, in Sweetwater.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2006, in the McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater with the Rev. Bruce Parsons officiating.
Burial will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery.
Mr. Clark was born on March 20, 1921, in Garden City. He married Corinne Merriman on Nov. 2, 1961, in Colorado City. Mr. Clark was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Garden City High School and worked for Chemical Express for more than 25 years before retiring at the age of 62. Mr. Clark lived in Sweetwater, Roscoe, Maryneal and Colorado City for over 50 years. He also attended a community college in Alabama for two years.
Survivors include two daughters, Robbie Rayner and her husband, Craig, and Joann Hickson and her husband, Danny, all of Sweetwater; two sons, Terry Clark and his wife, Diane, of Champion, and Roger Clark of Sweetwater; one step-daughter, Betty Mize and husband, Roy Dean, of Sweetwater; one step-son, Paul Huff and his wife, Billie, of Tenaha; two sisters, Dixie Bond of Sweetwater and Veda B. Withkowski of Coahoma; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Corinne, on Dec. 29, 2003.
Dorris Nell Allen Hollingsworth
Dorris Nell Allen Hollingsworth, 81, of Anson, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, in the Hendrick Medical Center.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2006, in the Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home chapel in Sweetwater with the Rev. Wayne Hester officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2006, in the funeral home.
Mrs. Hollingsworth was born on April 3, 1925, in Lamesa. She was a member of the Fountain Gate Fellowship of Abilene. Mrs. Hollingsworth worked for the Sweetwater Independent School District for many years before retiring. She had been a resident of Sweetwater since 1942, and moved to Anson in 1997.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Sanderson of Anson; five grandchildren, Michael McElhaney, Misty Hollingsworth, Lucky Hollingsworth, Brandi McGee and Jimmy McElhaney; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Allen of Clovis, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Maxie Allen, Robert Allen and Shelia Oliver.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Oren McElhaney and Larry Hollingsworth; two brothers, Dickie Allen and Lloyd Allen; two sisters, Jerry Gregory and Mattie Brown; and one niece, Debbie Allen.
Bessie Bonita Bell Green
Bessie Bonita Bell Green, age 86, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at a Sweetwater Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Malcolm Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Mrs. Green was born on January 11, 1920, in Winters, Texas. She married Thomas Eurel (Bill) Green on October 10, 1952 in Sweetwater, Texas. Bonita was married to Bill Green for 34 years until his death in 1986. She was a teacher and a Southwestern Bell Telephone operator along with being a housewife. During their marriage they lived in many cities within the states of Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
Bonita moved to Sweetwater in 1986 and then became a resident of the Sweetwater Health Care Center in 1996. While living there she developed many friendships with the residents as well as staff members.
Bonita is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Deb and Steve Jones of Hurst, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Bonner and Pam Green of Pampa, Texas and one daughter-in-law, Becky Green of Lubbock, Texas; one loving sister, Oma Lee Bell of Sweetwater, Texas and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, T. E. (Bill) Green and one son, Boyd Green.