Obituaries

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Archie Dale Holman, Jr.

Archie Dale Holman, Jr., 60, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Roby, Texas. Private graveside services will be held at Andrews North Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Archie was born April 4, 1959, to Archie Dale Holman, Sr. and Rhea Sue McCown Holman in Andrews, Texas. He attended school in Tucson, Arizona before moving to Andrew to work with his grandfather building houses. He moved to Hamlin, and then Roby in 1995 with his mother, whom he cared for until her death in 2016. Archie loved the desert he grew up near and camping in the mountains. He also enjoyed playing pool and various video games. His nieces and nephews all grew up playing board games with Uncle Archie.

Archie is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and favorite dog, Foxy.

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27
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Patsy Marie Strom

Patsy Marie Strom

A memorial service for Mrs. Patsy Marie Strom was held recently in Tucson, Ariz., where she died in a hospital there following a lengthy illness.

A memorial service for Mrs. Strom will be held later in Minnesota. She was born June 6, 1939 in Rotan where she attended public school and lived in California for a number of years where she was a stenographer. Her parents were the late Allen and Mable Ratliff.

Other survivors include her husband Larry Strom of Tucson; daughter, Yvonne Englehardt who was her caregiver for a number of years, of Tucson; son Jeff Morphy of S. Carolina and Dale Strom of Denver and a number of step daughters; grandsons and granddaughters; sisters, Gaynell O’Brien of Eastland, Carolyn Conklin of California; brothers Rayford Ratliff of Dumas and Merlin Ratliff of Montgomery, Ala.

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27
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Billy D. Simmons

Billy D. Simmons

Rev. Billy D. Simmons graduated to Heaven to be with his Savior on March 17th, 2020 while surrounded by his family in his home near Nicholasville, KY.

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20
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Garvis Hinson

Garvis Hinson

Rotan- Garvis N. Hinson, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020, at Rotan First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Belvieu Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Born October 25, 1932, in Gibson County, Tennessee, Garvis was the son of the late Cecil Lee and Vina Ida (Smith)Hinson. Garvis was a veteran of the United States Marines. He married the love of his life, Alta B. Parker on June 9, 1956. He worked for WTU as a lineman and then local manager until his retirement. Garvis was a volunteer fireman for the Rotan Fire Department for thirty-five years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a trustee. Garvis enjoyed fishing, playing golf and working in his yard. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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13
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Israel Anacleto Rodriguez

Israel Anacleto Rodriguez

Israel was born on May 9, 1947 in Weslaco, Texas. In 1968, he met and married his wife of 50 years, Alicia, a week after they first met. They later moved to the Dallas area where he spent his life as a diesel mechanic. When asked what people remembered about him, the word that came up most was generous. He helped all those in need with food, money, and a home. Whatever they needed, he found a way to help.

After two battles with cancer and years of dialysis due to end-stage renal failure, he made the courageous decision to be placed on hospice. He spent the last 2 weeks of his life surrounded by family and friends. He ate and drank anything he could have wanted and was filled with days and days of laughter. For the first time in years, he had pain and was able to pass in the way that he wanted.

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06
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Rose Moore

Rose Moore

Roby-Rose (Warshaw) Moore, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2020, in Lubbock. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Roby First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Roby Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the Chapel in Roby from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Born July 2, 1929, in Fisher County, Rose was the daughter of the late Jessie and Gertie (Snodgrass) Warshaw. She married the love of her life, Kyle Moore, in Roby, on July 2, 1947. Together they enjoyed traveling and dancing. As a lifetime resident in Roby, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, sewing, and loved all sports.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

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06
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Lyndia Ford McNutt

Lyndia Ford McNutt

Lyndia Ford McNutt, 79, passed away February 27, 2020, in Hamlin after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A graveside service will be held in Aspermont Cemetery, Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 pm led by her son in law, Gary Lain.

Born July 9, 1940, in Hall County, Lyndia was the daughter of the late Luther Armel Ford, and James A. and Billie Clark. She attended Peacock schools until they closed, then graduated Aspermont High School in 1958.

Lyndia married Harold Bryant McNutt, September 26, 1958, in Aspermont. They were married 48 years. Harold passed away January 3, 2007.

Lyndia worked for the USPS and later for the Double Mountain Coach. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She loved golf, writing poetry, and gardening. She made the best chocolate pies and banana pudding!

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28
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Jimmy Wayne Dennis

Jimmy Wayne Dennis

Roby - JIMMY WAYNE DENNIS, 77, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at his home. A celebration of his life will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Roby. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery, directed by Adams-Graham Funeral of Anson. Family visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church.

Born November 15, 1942 in San Angelo, Jimmy was a son of the late Eva Nell (Stuart) and Aubra Dennis. He graduated from Roby High School. After high school, Jimmy worked for the Texas Highway Department and Cisco Quick way. Later in life he was self-employed.

He was a very loving person! He always told his family and friends "I love you". He loved his Church and only missed when he was sick or gone.

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28
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J. Q. Craft

J. Q. Craft

J. Q. Craft 92 went to be with his Lord Tuesday evening February 18, 2020 in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Saturday February 22, 2020 at First Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Mickey Waggoner with burial to follow in the Brazos Valley cemetery under the care and direction of GilesMcCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont.

J.Q. was born on Sunday March 13, 1927 in Stonewall County to Joe & Willie Pinson Craft.

J.Q. Married Delia Mae Strickland , she preceded him in death on July 11, 2015.

J.Q. Worker for Rimes Well Service for many years and then became a contract pumper in the oil field. J.Q. was also a farmer and rancher and loved raising cattle.

J.Q. was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Aspermont.

J.Q. was proud to have served his country with distinction in The United States Navy He showed this honor by wearing one of his many Navy caps wherever he went.

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Vera Ellen McCombs

Vera Ellen McCombs

Vera Ellen McCombs left for her heavenly home on Sunday at the age of 88. She was born on November 12, 1931, to Vera Ogden Gruben and Alvin Gruben. She was the youngest girl of eight siblings. Faith, Family and Football were her passions, especially the Dallas Cowboys and Patrick Mahomes. She was the Rotan High School Outstanding Girl in 1948-49 and a year after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Billie Joe McCombs, the Outstanding Boy of 1947-48. They were married 70 years on Tuesday, February 11th, and she remained his devoted caregiver until the end. She was a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church for 78 years where she sang in the Gruben Quartet with three of her brothers, Glen, Bobby and Wilber. Her family was awarded the Pioneer Family in 1997 by the Rotan Chamber. McCombs Farm and Cattle were recognized in Austin in 2003 by the Family Land Heritage Commission for 100 years of agriculture on the same land by the same family.

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