Obituaries

Armando Alvarez Acosta

April 22, 2014

Funeral services for Armando Alvarez Acosta, 77, of Sweetwater will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. Wayne Kirk will officiate. Acosta's wishes were to be cremated.
Acosta died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Tynan, Texas. He married Belen Garza Mermella on May 12, 1977 in Lubbock.
He lived in Sweetwater since 1978. He worked in the cotton industry in Lubbock and Sweetwater for over 40 years. He enjoyed watching sports and most of all telling stories of his childhood.

Betty Jo Mash

April 22, 2014

Betty Jo Mash, 85, passed away in Whitney, Texas, April 20, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Old Perry Cemetery in Moody, Texas. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Connally Compton Funeral Directors.
Betty was born in El Paso, Texas on March 8, 1929 to Lee and Annie Mae Clanton of Fort Worth, Texas. Betty was a member of Bosqueville Baptist Church when she went to heaven. She had three sisters and four brothers.

James Dow Green

April 21, 2014

Graveside services for James Dow Green, 76, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery. Rev. Keith Clower will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Green died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
He was born July 12, 1937 in Canadian, Texas. He married Glenda Carol Cargill on Dec. 29, 1981 in Sweetwater.

Lillie Mae Jennings

April 21, 2014

Lillie Mae Jennings, age 67, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
Lillie was born on Sept. 14, 1946, in Roscoe to George and Rebecca Mae (McDonell) Grace. She worked as a housekeeper for many years before retiring. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Harley Jane Pitts

April 19, 2014

Graveside services will be held for Harley Jane Pitts on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. Services will be held at the Blue Goose Ranch at Sweetwater, Texas with Pastor Warren Harkins of McAlester, Oklahoma officiating. Harley Jane was the infant daughter of Hillary and Ryan Pitts of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is survived by her parents, Hillary and Ryan Pitts; her grandparents, Josephine and Tom Henderson of Sweetwater; Dorothy and Jim Martin of Marlow, Oklahoma and Vicki and David Pitts of Duncan, Oklahoma.

Russell Thomas Harris

April 17, 2014

Graveside services for Russell Thomas Harris, 54 of Lubbock, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. David Acevedo officiating. Interment will be at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
He died on April 16, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 24, 1960 in Sweetwater.
Survivors include his daughter, Kristina Gaspar; son, Christopher Harris; father, Bob Harris; brothers, Mark Harris, Ronald Harris and Wesley Harris; and seven grandchildren.

Eric D. Paulson

April 17, 2014

Eric D. Paulson, age 56, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 , at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eric von Atzigen officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Eric was born on March 24, 1958 in Rockville Center, New York to Herbert J. and Mildred (Olson) Paulson. He worked as a supervisor for National Gypsum Co. in Rotan.

Karen (Bunn) Rainey

April 16, 2014

Funeral services for Karen (Bunn) Rainey, 61, of Fisher County, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Reverend Keith Clower will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rainey died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Fisher County, Texas.
She was born Oct. 29, 1952, in Ranger, Texas. She married A.L. “Rock” Rainey on March 8, 1974 in Fisher County.

Harry Lee Hartgraves

April 15, 2014

Graveside services for Harry Lee Hartgraves, 71, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sweetwater. Reverend Chris Stephens will officiate and interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hartgraves died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Care Inn of Abilene.

Rito L. Ramon, Sr.

April 11, 2014

Rito L. Ramon, Sr., age 74. of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
His body was cremated. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

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