Archive - Obituary
September 24th, 2014
Betty Jo Gavit, 80, of Sweetwater, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater, as Mrs. Gavit was cremated.
She was born on Jan. 12, 1934, in San Angelo. She moved to Sweetwater in 1980 and was a homemaker.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Minnie (Rhoades) Akins; husband, Walter Gavit on July 17, 1991; sisters, Mary Guelker, Alva Taylor and Birtie Arnold; and her brother, Charles Edward Akins.
Bessie Navarrette, 91 years old, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 from complications resulting from Ramsay Hunts Syndrome.
Bessie was preceded in death by three sons, Ysidro, Simon and David Navarrette; and her husband Francisco Navarrette. Also preceding her in death were her mother, Justa Romo Rodriquez; father, Victoriano Rodriquez; two brothers, Marcos and Monico Rodriquez; a granddaughter, Cynthia Archuleta; two nephews, Julio and Savas Rodriquez; two brothers-in-law Ruben and Ysidro Navarrette; and one sister-in-law, Alvina Alvirez.
Graveside services for Frances âFranâ Alston, 102, of Westminister (Denver), Colo., will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Garden of Memories Cemetery with Rev. Brian Brownlow officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Alston died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at her daughterâs residence in Westminister (Denver), Colo.
She was born on Oct. 23, 1911 in Trent. She married M.C. "Red" Alston on June 14, 1931 in Merkel.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sweetwater. She was born in Trent and raised in Merkel.
Funeral services for Dixie Laverne Boyd, 75, of Sweetwater, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Ollie Wilburn officiating. Interment will follow at Newman Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Boyd died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at her residence.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home, located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
She was born on Sept. 17, 1938, in Pampa. She married Calvin Doyle Boyd on Oct. 8, 1955 in Las Cruces, NM.
Vernon F. âMartyâ Martin, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist dies at 87.
Sweetwater-Nolan County native and Dallas businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, V. F. âMartyâ Martin passed on to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2014 at his home in Dallas, Texas surrounded by family and friends.
Vernon F. âMartyâ Martin was bornÂ June 10, 1927Â in Taylor County, Texas to Mary Alice (Nalley) and Floyd Martin. They moved to their new home in Nolan County â a stock-farm near Sweetwater â in 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents and his much-loved niece, E. Dawn McRae.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Segovia, 79, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Holy Spirit Parish Church with Father Michael Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
A Rosary was recited by Domingo Castillo at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
She died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Mr. Raymond Neil Beeks, 69 of Hermleigh, TX died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 after a sudden illness.
Service for Mr. Neil Beeks will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Hermleigh First United Methodist Church with Reverend Elizabeth Billingsley and Reverend Daniel Ramey officiating. Internment will follow at Hermleigh Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
William Christopher (Chris) Birkla, age 52, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a brief illness.
His body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Myrline Scott, 89, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clifton and Rev. James Baker. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
She died on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2104 at her residence.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1925 in Sweetwater. She married A.J. Scott on May 10, 1947 in Sweetwater.
Charles Arthur Spaulding, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away on Aug. 21, 2014 at his home in Bandera, Texas at 83 years of age.
He was born May 30, 1931 in Sweetwater to Charley Bowles and Clara Marie Spaulding.
Charles served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant, being Honorably discharged on Dec. 7, 1954. While serving at an airbase in California, he met and married Marilyn Meyer of Oakland, Calif. Charles and Marilyn were married for 22 years and had four children; three boys and one girl.