Obituaries

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19
Apr
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Penny Yanez Thomas August 9, 1967 - April 21, 2016

Deeply missed by Manuel, America, Felix, and Chloe Yanez Stefanie, Shawn, Shane, and Alayna Marie Thomas Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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12
Apr
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Kelley Don Fancher April 23, 1939 - April 7, 2018

Kelley Don Fancher, age 78, of Forney, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was born April 23, 1939, in Rotan, Texas, to Donald Earl and Kate Richard (Coan) Fancher. Kelley married Ruth Anne Kennedy on August 31, 1957 at Roby First Baptist Church in Roby, Texas. He was route salesman in the dairy industry. Kelley is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne Fancher; his sons, Jimmy Don Fancher of Forney, Texas, and Michael Lee Fancher of Celina, Texas; his sisters, Elaine Shipp and Loraine Edgar, both of Rotan, Texas; grandchildren, Megan Lynnette Fancher and Mason Landon Fancher, of Celina, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Kate Fancher. The family will receive friends during a visitation at Turrentine-Jackson- Morrow Funeral Home, 109 South Oklahoma, Celina, Texas, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.

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12
Apr
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Mattie Inez Stephens April 21, 1920 - April 4, 2018

Mattie Inez Stephens, 97, of Roby passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Roby. Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Roby Cemetery. Visitation is set for Friday, April 6, 2018, from 6pm until 8pm at Weathersbee- Ray Funeral Home. Mattie Inez (Boen) Stephens was born in Gustine, TX on April 21, 1920 to Frank and Mattie (Green) Boen. She married J.G. Pullig in 1935 and they were together until his passing in 1971. In 1976, Inez married W.O. Stephens and they were together until his passing in 1995. She was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Roby. Inez had many careers throughout her life; she was a homemaker raising 4 children, a school bus driver, school cafeteria worker, and she also served as the Fisher County Treasurer for 8 years. Inez loved quilting and sewing and was an avid sports fan.

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05
Apr
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Mary Sue Thompson Turpin April 2, 2018

Mary Sue Thompson Turpin, retired Case Worker for West Texas Centers (WTC), passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 in Sweetwater, Texas. She was 76. Sue was born in Blair, Texas and moved to Busby, Texas (Fisher County) while in grade school. Her parents later moved to Sweetwater, Texas. Sue graduated from Sweetwater High School as a member of the Class of 1959. She married after graduation and moved to Houston, Texas where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Cotton Oil Exchange. In 1966 she became a working mom. Life brought her back to Nolan County in 1975. She worked for the SISD and later MHMR/West Texas Centers. While employed at WTC she earned her college degree in Psychology from Liberty University at the age of 58. The Sue Turpin Montessori School in Clairmont, New Hampshire was named after Sue for her dedication to children and their education. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Stephen “Steve” Turpin.

Thu
29
Mar
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George Dee Bridges

February 10, 1939 - March 24, 2018

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29
Mar
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Jimmie “Prof” Laurie

February 4, 1931 - March 26, 2018

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22
Mar
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Luis Romero June 30, 1953 - March 20, 2018

Rotan- Luis Romero, 64, passed away March 20, 2018, in Lubbock. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Belvieu cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Rosary will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel. Born June 30, 1953, in Roby, Luis was the son of the late Jesus and Cecilia (Gonzalez) Romero. He married Angelita Ramon November 21, 1980, in Roby. Luis worked at Rotan ISD as an custodian. He was a member of the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church. Luis is preceded in death by his wife and numerous brothers and sister.

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08
Mar
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Patsy Ruth Dennis

1935 - 2018

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01
Mar
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Eraclio Miranda Rogers

July 2, 1937 - February 17, 2018

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01
Mar
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Tyra Joretta Noles Carmichael

April 3, 1938 - February 23, 2018

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