Obituaries

Dixie Laverne Boyd

September 16, 2014

Funeral services for Dixie Laverne Boyd, 75, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Boyd died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at her residence.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com

Vernon F. “Marty” Martin (1927-2014)

September 15, 2014

Vernon F. “Marty” Martin, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist dies at 87.

Sweetwater-Nolan County native and Dallas businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, V. F. “Marty” 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. “Marty” Martin was born June 10, 1927 in Taylor County, Texas to Mary Alice (Nalley) and Floyd Martin. They moved to their new home in Nolan County – a stock-farm near Sweetwater – in 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents and his much-loved niece, E. Dawn McRae.

Mary Segovia

September 15, 2014

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.

Raymond Neil Beeks

September 11, 2014

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

September 11, 2014

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.

Myrline Scott

September 10, 2014

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, Sr.

September 10, 2014

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.

Elba Jean Wilkerson

September 10, 2014

Elba Jean Wilkerson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, left this world to join her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. 

Ysidro A. Navarrette

September 9, 2014

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Ysidro A. Navarrette, 79, of Sweetwater, will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Holy Spirit Parish (Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church), with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited by Domingo Castillo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Navarrette died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at his home.

Malcolm (Mike) Milligan

September 4, 2014

Malcolm (Mike) Milligan passed away Aug. 20, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Graveside services were held Aug. 20, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lela; one daughter, Karen; and three sons, Mike, Rodger and Jackie.

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