Obituaries

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Louise Faught Mahaffey

July 16, 1928 - June 11, 2018

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Felipe N. Vina, Jr.

May 18, 1926 - June 9, 2018

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Carol Jean Brazee

February 1, 1941 - June 7, 2018

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Roy Roscoe Server

June 18, 1937 - June 1, 2018

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Dorthy Jean Soliz, January 3, 1935 - May 26, 2018

Dorothy Jean Soliz, age 83, of Loraine, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Colorado City. A graveside service was held at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Hobbs Cemetery. The services were under the direction of Weathersbee- Ray Funeral Home. Dorothy Jean Soliz was born January 3, 1935, in Fisher County, to Lina Bell Shanks. Dorothy and Martin Soliz married July 10, 1950, in Seymour, TX. Dorothy and Martin owned and operated Martin Grocery Store and Dorothy’s Beauty Shop in Rotan. She retired from Rotan ISD as a secretary. She was a loving mother, sister, Aunt Dot, and a great Bum Bum for all her grandkids and great-grandkids. She is survived by her daughter, Donna K. Soliz Givens, and husband, Mike Givens, of Loraine, TX; one sister, Nelda, of Midland, TX; her grandchildren, Deana Overton of Colorado City, TX, Martin Dee Givens of Highlands, TX, Bryan Soliz of Casper, WY, and Brandi Soliz Danniger of Wausau, WI; and eleven great-grandkids.

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Bobby Dean Smith, September 7, 1933 - May 24, 2018

Bobby Dean Smith, 84, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 24, 2018. He always said he wanted to go to sleep and wake up in Heaven, and he did just that. Bobby was born in Fisher County to LaRhue and Ernest Smith on October 7, 1933. He graduated from Rotan High School in 1951, where he met the love of his life, Joyce Ellen (Hargrove) Smith. He went on to wed her November 14, 1953. He was then drafted into the US Army in January of 1954, where he was a communications specialist stationed at Ft. Lewis in Washington State. He and Joyce were founding members of Parkland Baptist Church in Parkland, Washington where he was ordained as a deacon. After completing his time serving, Bobby and Joyce came home to Rotan and began to pursue one of the things he loved the most, farming. Bobby and Joyce went on to have three kids, Lee Scott Smith (1958- 2012), Charre Ann Smith, and Jana Beth (Smith) Morales. In 1999, he was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

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Sharon Yvonne Overby, May 20, 1942 - May 26, 2018

ROTAN: SHARON YVONNNE OVERBY, 76, died Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Hendrick Medical Center. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Rotan. Burial will be in Belvieu Cemetery, directed by Adams-Graham Funeral Home of Anson. Family visitation will be 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Rotan. Born May 20, 1942 in Muskogee, OK, Sharon was a daughter of the late Clyde Sims and Marie Sims Kay. She graduated from Hamlin High School and attended San Angelo State University. Sharon married Donald Overby June 19, 1961. Together, they made their home in Rotan and raised two children, Annette and Glen. Donald and Sharon traveled all over Texas taking the kids to rodeos and sporting events. Sharon worked for the Rotan Elementary School from 1975 to 1983. For the last 34 years, she worked for Raford and Lana Hargrove at Hargrove Insurance as a data specialist.

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Loyd Clarke Senn , October 17, 1939 - May 5, 2018

Loyd Clarke Senn, 78, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Loyd was born in Abilene, Texas on October 17, 1939. He was the only son of Coulter and Stella Senn. Loyd was an Elder at Westmont Christian Church for many years, a 32nd degree Mason for 50 plus years and an Agriculture Director of Sales for Torbet Radio and Interep National Radio Sales, Inc. in New York. Loyd was also actively involved in radio and television broadcasting and he held the broadcasting rights to Texas Tech Sports for 10 years. Loyd was a loving husband and devoted father. He loved to travel and was an active global citizen. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Mary Lou Garcia

February 11, 1933 - May 19, 2018

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Johnny Knox

September 4, 1954 - May 19, 2018

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