Obituaries

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27
Sep
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George “Yogi” Louis Velez

April 29, 1956 - September 20, 2018

George “Yogi” Louis Velez, 62, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Rosary will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 6-7pm at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral home in Rotan. Visitation will follow from 7-8pm. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2018, at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rotan.

George was born in Rotan, Texas on April 29, 1956, to Frank and Petra Velez. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Upon returning home to Rotan, he married Angel (Morales) Velez on July 26th, 1976. George was employed by National Gypsum and worked there until his retirement in 2015. George and Angel had two kids, Adriana and Rebecca Velez.

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20
Sep
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Barbara Ann Smith

February 19 1959 - September 12, 2018

Thu
13
Sep
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Garland “Soapy” Floyd

August 26, 1931 - September 10, 2018

Garland ( Soapy ) Floyd, 87, passed away September 10, 2018, in Sweetwater, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Weathersbee- Ray Funeral Home Chapel in Rotan, Texas. Burial will be in the Belvieu Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. A visitation is scheduled on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 form 5-6 pm at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home in Rotan. Soapy was born August 26, 1931 to Homer and Vera Mae Floyd. He entered the service in 1951 and proudly served until 1953 in Korea. On June 27, 1953 he married the love of his life, Bonnie Louise, they had one son, Larry Wallace Floyd, and they built a beautiful life together. Soapy and Bonnie were married for 65 years. Soapy was preceded in death by his parents, his son, and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and several nieces and nephews.

Thu
13
Sep
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Calvin Ky Sherrod

September 3, 1929 - September 6, 2018

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30
Aug
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Billy J. “Bill” Morgan

January 1, 1933 - August 25, 2018

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30
Aug
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Janice Ann Sparks

July 1, 1938 - August 24, 2018

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30
Aug
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Midland- Janel Holcomb

April 6, 1935 - August 29, 2018

Thu
23
Aug
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Genelle Smith Summers

October 28, 1931 - August 18, 2018

Thu
23
Aug
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Charles “Chuck” R. Smith

April 14, 1932 - August 19, 2018

Chuck was born in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas to Dillard G. Smith and MaeBelle Cyphers Smith on April 14, 1932. Chuck graduated from Rotan High School in 1949. He attended Texas Tech for one year. He joined the U.S. Air Force and was a finance specialist for four years. He graduated from U.T. at Austin in 1958 with a BBA Degree in Marketing. He spent 10 years in the oil business then entered the real estate business in 1968 specializing in real estate development until his demise. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Fred Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; and a daughter, Sharon Smith. His survivors are a brother, David Wray Smith of Rotan, Texas; a niece, Heather Smith ; a nephew, Todd Smith of California; and many cousins through the state. Chuck will be buried next to his daughter, Sharon Smith, at Cook Walden Memorial Park in Pflugerville, Texas. At his request there will not be a service.

Thu
09
Aug
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Carolyn Van Loon-Foster

May 8, 1954 - August 5, 2018

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