|Ruby Ida Nations
ROSCOE - Ruby Ida Nations, 79, of Roscoe, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000
in the Roscoe Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000 at First
Salem Lutheran in Roscoe with Rev. Glenn Dittmer officiating. Burial will
follow in Roscoe Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in
Mrs. Nations was born April 14, 1921 in Nolan County, Texas. She married
Anton Watzl in 1944 in Hermleigh. He preceded her in death in 1958. She
married Bob Nations on Jan. 5, 1961 in Sweetwater.
A homemaker, Mrs. Nations lived in Nolan County all her life. She owned
and operated Roscoe Garden Center for seven years. She was a past member
of the Roscoe Garden Club. She attended school at Brownlee School and was
a graduate of Roscoe High School.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Nations of Roscoe; one son, Ricky
Watzl of Sweetwater; one daughter-in-law, Becky Watzl of Midland; three
sisters, Teresa Weiss of Vera, Texas, Gladys Bownds of Thorndale, Texas
and Iona Zinke of Hermleigh; and, four grandchildren.
In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by an infant
son in 1950; a son, Ronald Watzl in 1991; and, a brother, Troy Rannefeld
Pallbearers will be Don Richburg, Ralph Stirl, Bruce McGlothlin, Willie
Hackfeld, Jerry Rannefeld and Raymond Zetzman.
Charlie Ambers McCright
Charlie Ambers McCright, 76, of Clyde, died Nov. 5, 2000 in the Hospice
Care Unit of Abilene.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000 at the
Clyde Church of Christ with Rick Cunningham and Jim Hall officiating. Burial
followed at Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Bailey Funeral
Home in Clyde.
Mr. McCright was born Jan. 13, 1924 in Royston, Tx. to the late Walter
A. and Iva Lou McCright. He married his wife, Billie Jean Wilkins McCright
on Aug. 24, 1941 in Clairmont, Tx. They were married for 59 years. He was
a veteran of World War II.
He worked in construction all of his life, starting at Alston Construction
of Sweetwater. He moved to Snyder in 1958 where he supervised the building
of Stanfield Elementary. He then worked for Glenn W. Casey Construction
in Odessa and Austin.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean Wilkins McCright of Clyde;
one son, Danny and his wife, Flora McCright, of Fort Worth; one daughter,
Frances and her husband, Bill Arbuckle, of Snyder; one brother, Jim and
his wife, Amaleeta McCright, of Rotan; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Dean McCright; two sisters,
Vera Lee Mitchell and Alece Ward; and, two brothers, Aubrey and Johnny
Robert E. Blailock
Robert E. Blailock, 91, of Abilene, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at
an Abilene nursing home.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 at Starbuck
Funeral Home Chapel in Merkel with Bobby Lee officiating. Burial followed
at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel.
Mr. Blailock was born in Vermillian Parish, La. on Sept. 18, 1909 to
James Lacy and Martha Ann McClellan Blailock. He married Nola Knight Jan.
18, 1936 in Sweetwater. He worked for U.S. Gypsum in Sweetwater and owned
and operated a Chevron gas station in Sweetwater until 1949. He owned Capitol
Theater in Moran 1949 to 1954, worked for Chaney and Son Butane 1951 to
1980 and was a member of the First Christian Church of Cisco.
Survivors include his wife, Nola Blailock of Abilene; three daughters,
Bobbie Belanger of Fort Worth, Joyce Elam of Abilene and Betty Rhynes of
Abilene; one brother, Harvey H. Blailock of Sweetwater; one sister, May
Rogers of Sweetwater; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, James Edgar Blailock.
Loretta Morgan, 82, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Funeral services were held at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Chapel in McKinney 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001 with Robert Oglesby officiating.
Burial followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.
Mrs. Morgan was born Jan. 28, 1919 to James H. and Dora E. (Allen)
Karr in Idalou. She married Harold Elden Morgan on Sept. 29, 1937. She
was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Morgan and wife, Sandra of Denver City
and Dale Morgan and wife, Carole of Plano; one daughter, Linda Morgan Reed
of Plano; four grandchildren, Terri Valenzuela, Dee Morgan, Britt Reed
and Shane Reed; four great-grandchildren, Melissa Felton, Morgan Moss,
Maggie Valenzuela and Caden Reed; one step-granddaughter, Tanya Loffler;
five step-great-grandchildren, Madisson, Brenna, Jaina, Kaylen and Chris;
one sister, Opal Powers of Brownfield; and one sister-in-law, Nelly Karr
She was preceded in death by her husband; eight brothers and sisters;
and one granddaughter, Debbie Morgan.
Wesley James Strength
Wesley James Strength, 66, of Oak Creek Lake near Blackwell, died Monday,
Aug. 20, 2001 at his residence.
Funeral services were pending Tuesday with McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Mr. Strength was born on Jan. 7, 1935 in Bruceville, Tex. He married
Barbara Nell O'Nell on July 18, 1958 in Waco. He lived at Oak Creek Lake
the past seven years. He lived in Lubbock from 1969 to 1994 prior to moving
to Oak Creek Lake. He was the executive director of Lubbock Boys Club until
retirement. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Strength of Oak Creek Lake; two
daughters, Lettie Maddux and husband, Kelly of Lubbock and Lisa Church
and husband, Perry of Canyon; one brother, L.N. Strength of Tyler; and
Memorials may be made to: Hospice of San Angelo, 36 E. Twohig, Suite
1100, San Angelo, TX 76903.
Albert Ortega, 53, of Sweetwater, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Rolling
Plains Memorial Hospital.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart
of Mary Catholic Church. Father Mike Goode officiated. Burial followed
at the Sweetwater Cemetery, all under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home
Pallbearers were Oliver Clowers, Joe Gonzales, Ray Keith and Welton
Mr. Ortega was born Oct. 18, 1948 in Brackettville. He married Mary
Ophelia Garcia in 1997 in Sweetwater. He attended Holy Family Catholic
Church, worked for T&R Oil Field Service. Formerly of Fort Stockton,
he lived in Sweetwater for 25 years.
He was survived by his wife, Mary Ophelia Ortega of Sweetwater; two
sons, Valentine Ortega of Del Rio and Albert Ortega, Jr. of Las Vegas,
N.M.; one daughter, Rosie Ortega of Del Rio; two step sons, Juan Palamo
of Sweetwater and Ray Campa of Midland; four step daughters, Blanca Campa
of Sweetwater, Christina Campa of Laredo, Cecelia Hoover of Lewisville
and Maria Madrano of Snyder; five brothers, Armando Ortega and Pete Ortega,
both of Sweetwater, Mario Ortega, Richard Ortega and Nick Ortega, all of
Brackettville; two sisters, Hortencia Pena and Diana Hernandez, both of
Brackettville; 4 grandchildren; and 15 step grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Oliver Clowers, Joe Gonzales, Ray Keith, Welton Ellison,
Ronnie Ashley, Hector Pena.
Thomas Jackson Clark
Thomas Jackson Clark, 45, of Sweetwater, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000
at his residence.
Services were pending at McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mr. Clark was born July 24, 1955 in Brunswick, Ga. He was a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include: his parents, Jessie and Monteen Griffin; two sisters,
Ann Clark of Sweetwater and Lucinda Hernandez of Brownsville; one brother,
Pete Gavito of Brownsville; one niece, Jeanie Burns of Sweetwater; and,
two great-nieces, Jessica and Brandi Burns.
Mary Grace Spence Treadaway
Mary Grace Spence Treadaway, 84, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, Feb.
3, 2001 at Holiday Retirement Center in Sweetwater.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at McCoy Chapel
of Memories in Sweetwater with Rev. Leroy Scifres officiating. Burial followed
at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of McCoy Funeral
Home of Sweetwater.
Mrs. Treadaway was born May 11, 1916 in Lee County. She married Richard
Treadaway on May 12, 1934 in La Grange. She worked as a nurses aide at
Roscoe and Sweetwater nursing homes for 21 years and attended Highland
Baptist Church in Sweetwater. She lived in Sweetwater for the past 20 years
and in Roscoe before that. She worked as a housewife.
Survivors include one daughter, Fay Beights and husband, Frank, of
Sweetwater; five sons, Chester Lee Treadaway and wife, Ann, of Rush Springs,
Okla., Billy Ray Treadaway and wife, Inez, of Roscoe, Kenneth Treadaway
and wife, Glenda, of Medford, Ore., O.D. Treadaway and wife, Sharon, of
Avrey and R.B. Treadaway and wife, Cookie of Medford, Ore.; a companion,
Albert Campbell of Abilene; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Minnie Spence;
three brothers, R.Q. Spence, James Spence and Sam Arnold Spence; three
sisters, Ollie Campbell, Lousenda Robinson and Bulal Parham; and her husband,
Richard Treadaway on June 22, 1985.
Pallbearers were Travis Robinson, J.L. Campbell, Wilford Petty, Dwayne
Petty, Bill Parham and Bobby Dean Spence.
Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity.
Manuel Allison, 80, of Gainesville, died Monday, April 16, 2001 at
A funeral service was held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at Commerce
Street Church of Christ in Gainesville with Mr. Percy Parrish officiating,
assisted by Mr. Ronnie Quaid and Mr. Walter Vincent. Burial followed at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Clement-Keel Funeral
Home in Gainesville. A family visitation was held at Clement-Keel Funeral
Home on Tuesday night.
Born Jan. 31, 1921 in Vivian, La. to John and Ruth Allison, Mr. Allison
worked for Arco Oil Company for 36 years. He married Bessie Fae Kelly on
Dec. 20, 1941 in Gladewater. He was a member of the Optimist Club in Quitman
and coached Little League Baseball.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Fae Allison of Gainesville; three
sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Stephanie Allison of Shamrock, Philip
and Lena Allison of Gainesville and Mike and Patti Allison of Roscoe; six
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Vasarevic of
Tyler; and one sister-in-law, Luella Allison of Lefors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Manuel Allison, Jr.;
two brothers, Johnny Allison and Marvin Allison; and one sister.
Pallbearers were friends and family members.
Memorials may be sent to: Christ's Haven for Children, P.O. Box 467,
Keller, TX 76248.
Ruth Varner, 88, of Snyder and formerly of Sweetwater, died Monday,
June 18, 2001 at Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date as her body was
cremated. Arrangements will be made under the direction of Cate-Spencer
& Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Ms. Varner was born Nov. 13, 1912 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Survivors include two daughters, Clara Denny of Snyder and Virginia
Akin of Sweetwater; one son, John F. Denny of Bangor, Wash; and two step-daughters,
Ethel Martin of Indianapolis, Ind. and Wilma Frymire of Irvington, Ky.
Marie Allen Newberry
SAN ANGELO -- Marie Allen Newberry, 84, of San Angelo, died Saturday,
Aug. 18, 2001 in a local hospital.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001 in Johnson's
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22,
2001 in Lee Cemetery in Winnsboro, Tex.
Pallbearers were Virgil Kelly, Murray "Monk" McKay, Marcus Gilstrap,
Bill Brooks, J.W. Henson, Don Hayes, Tom Latham and Bobby Baucom.
Mrs. Newberry was born March 27, 1917 in Pickton, Tex. to George and
Ida Pearl Keelin Allen. She married Clyde Newberry, Sr. on Oct. 17, 1942
in San Angelo. Mrs. Newberry had worked for Home Hardware, Hempill Wells
and retired from Angelo Pellets. She was a member of Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Baker and husband, Don of Veribest;
one son, Doug Attaway and wife, Diane of Hewitt and formerly of Sweetwater;
one step-son, Clyde Newberry, Jr. and wife, Margie of Sylvania, Ga.; seven
grandchildren, including Devan Knudson and husband, Conrad of Sweetwater;
six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, G.D.
Allen and wife, Marie of Houston and Vaughn Allen of Tyler; one sister-in-law,
Bernice Newberry of San Angelo; numerous nieces and nephews; a special
friend, Paul Baldani of San Angelo; and a host of other friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Newberry,
Sr.; three brothers; three sisters; and one grandson, Scott Newberry.
Myrtle Lucille Noble
LITTLEFIELD -- Myrtle Lucille Noble, 77, of McCamey and formerly of
Littlefield, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 in a McCamey Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at Hammons
Funeral Home Chapel in Littlefield with Curtis Shelburne officiating. Burial
followed in the Littlefield Cemetery under the direction of Hammons Funeral
Home of Littlefield.
Mrs. Noble was born on Nov. 12, 1923 in Troy, Kan. She married Rufus
Benjamin Noble on May 4, 1944 in Bend, Ore. They moved to Littlefield from
Arkansas in 1969. In 1973, they moved to Blackwell, where they lived until
moving back to Littlefield in 1994. She moved to McCamey in July of 1997.
Mrs. Noble enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting. She was a homemaker
and a member of Sunset Avenue Baptist Church in Littlefield.
Survivors include two sons, Brian Noble of Muleshoe and Bruce Noble
of McCamey; two daughters, Carol Noble Jenkins of Merkel and Linda Noble
Murphy of Sherman; three sisters, Mable Bird of Bend, Ore. and Mary Puddy
and Marvis Reynolds, both of Prineville, Ore.; five brothers, Marvin McCoy
and Melvin McCoy, both of Prineville, Ore., Myron McCoy of Portland, Ore.,
Martin McCoy of Eugene, Ore. and Morris McCoy of Oregon; seven grandchildren,
Shawn Murphy, Steven Noble, Marc Jenkins, Jason Murphy, Nathan Noble, Donna
Noble and Kevin Noble; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Noble, on May 5, 1997;
one sister, Maxine; and three brothers, Morton, Max and Merlin.
The family suggests memorials be donated to a favorite charity.
Irene Wynona Welborn
Irene Wynona Welborn, 83, of Sweetwater died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001
at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Graveside services were 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at Sweetwater
Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Arrangements were under the
direction of Cate-Spencer and Trent Funeral Home.
Ms. Welborn was a Christian. She had worked as a security guard for
Hardin-Simmons University before retiring.
Survivors include: one sister, Lela Parker of Kansas City, Mo.; two
grand-nieces and a grand-nephew, Pamela Nachbar, Russell Nachbar and Cheryle
Miller; and, special friends, Martha and Julian Montoya of Sweetwater and
Reyes and Hortencia Rodriguez of Abilene.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Hattie Murphy; and,
one sister, Lola Martin.
C. O. Cross
C. O. Cross, 86, of Sweetwater and formerly of Big Spring, died Friday,
Sept. 15, 2000 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Graveside funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, 2000
at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of
Trinity Baptist Church of Big Spring, officiating. Arrangements were made
under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Big Spring.
Mr. Cross was born on March 19, 1914 in Hunt County, Tx. He married
Mamie Wiswell on Sept. 19, 1946 in Reno, Nev. She preceded him in death
on May 6, 1994.
Mr. Cross came to this area in 1920 and worked at the Big Spring State
Hospital for many years, retiring in 1975. He moved to Sweetwater in 1996.
He was a Baptist. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during
World War II.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Janelle and Derryl
Nelson of Sweetwater and Joyce and Ron Lofgren of Chandler, Ariz.; four
grandchildren; and, four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patsy Barber; his parents,
J.M. and Nona Bell Alexander Cross; and, one brother, M. D. Cross.
The family suggests memorials be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Ella Bea Pitt
Ella Bea Pitt, 88, of Sweetwater, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 at the
Holiday Retirement Center in Sweetwater.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 at
the McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater with Dr. Mark Alexander officiating.
Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories, under the direction of McCoy
Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mrs. Pitt was born April 6, 1912 in Roosevelt County, N.M. She married
Lester Pitt in 1931 in Chattanooga, Tenn. They were married for 69 years.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Sweetwater since 1956.
She had been a nurse at Simmons Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater and
also a private duty nurse. She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church of Sweetwater and a member and conference officer of the WSCS and
delegate to the United Nations. She was a 4-H Club leader for many years
with many of her students winning national awards.
Survivors include her husband, Lester Pitt of Sweetwater; her daughter,
Parthenia Balko and her husband, Doyle, of Fort Worth; two sons, Clifford
Pitt and Gary Pitt and his wife, Janice, all of Coin, Iowa; two grandchildren;
and, two great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sarah Tollett;
two brothers; and, three sisters.
Pallbearers will be Merrill Lewis, Frankie Little, Jimmy Fry, Jimmy
Carson, Robert Whitteker and Paul McCarthy. Honorary pallbearers are Doyle
Balko, Ronnie Dennis, Sean Pitt, Art Tollett, Jimmy Tollett and Gordon
Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 309 Cedar
St., Sweetwater, TX 79556.
Randy Dale Rowan
Randy Dale Rowan, 44, of Sweetwater, died Friday, June 22, 2001 at
Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2001 at Trinity
Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Rev. Randy Tenery and Dr. Travis Monday will
officiate the services. Burial followed at the Garden of Memories in Sweetwater.
Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Mr. Rowan was born Oct. 1, 1956. He married Martha Renee Baker on June
21, 1987 in Sweetwater. He was an honor graduate of Sweetwater High School
in 1975 and a 1979 graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where
he received his B.B.A. He was employed by the First National Bank of Sweetwater
and had been employed by Reeves Company and Sinclair Oil. He was a member
of the Sweetwater Community Church and had lived in Sweetwater all of his
Survivors include his wife, Renee Rowan of Sweetwater; four daughters,
Randi Dawn Rowan of Sweetwater, Teri L. Rowan of Fort Worth, Christina
L. Rowan of Fort Worth and Chelle Rowan of Sweetwater; one step-son, Clint
Hefner of Lewisville; his parents Jackie and Betty Rowan of Sweetwater;
one sister, Sherry DeLeon of Sweetwater; two brothers, Rodger Rowan of
Bronte and Robbie Rowan of Bastrop; and his father and mother-in-law, Bill
and Wanda Baker of Lubbock.
Pallbearers were David McDonald, Terry Pittman, Paul Scott, Rob Zetzman,
Stan Mulanax, Michael Thomas Montgomery.
Lelia M. Russell
BALLINGER -- Lelia M. Russell, 77, of Ballinger, died Thursday, Nov.
1, 2001 in the Ballinger Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at 11 a.m. in Fairmount
Cemetery in San Angelo under the direction of Johnson's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Russell was born Sept. 27,1924 in Lamesa. She was a retired Medical
Supply Clerk and a Morman.
She is survived by her two sisters, Lena Turner, of Sweetwater, and
Dorothy Cochran of Ballinger; and one brother, Raymond Turner of San Angelo.
John William Midgett
John William Midgett, 59, of Colorado City died Saturday, Dec. 15,
2001 at his home.
Graveside services were 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Colorado City
Cemetery with Rev. Sammy Elliott officiating. Arrangements were under the
direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Family visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, 2001
at McCoy Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were James Pierce, Steve Rich, Royce Clay, Tony Rivera,
Chris Pierce and J.W. Hunter.
Born Nov. 9, 1942 in Oblong, Illinois, Mr. Midgett had lived in Colorado
City the past ten years and in Abilene ten years before Colorado City.
He was married to Sandra Jean. He was a meat market manager most of his
working life and was a Baptist.
Survivors include: his wife, Sandra Jean Midgett of Colorado City;
one son, Scott Midgett and wife, Shelly, of Abilene; two daughters, Melinda
Owens and husband, Glen, of Colorado City and Debbie Matos and husband,
Dan, of Templeton, California; one brother, George Midgett of Oblong, Illinois;
two sisters, Mary Dennis and Ruth Adams, both of Oblong, Illinois; seven
grandchildren; and, two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Wayne Midgett, on Nov.
The family requests that memorials be sent to: American Lung Association
of Texas, P.O. Box 26460, Austin, TX 78755-0460; or, Community Care Hospice,
1510 South Gregg, Big Spring, TX 79720.