Obituaries

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16
Aug
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Annie Mae McKimmey

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Rotan- Annie Mae McKimmey, 100, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 in Andrews, Texas. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Rotan. Burial will be in Belvieu Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Rotan.

Born May 7, 1919, in Richland, Texas, Annie Mae was the daughter of the late Felix William and Amy Lora (Odom) Brown. She graduated from Rotan High School in 1937. Annie Mae married William Berton McKimmey December 21, 1940, in Rotan. Annie Mae was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church. She loved to read, sew, quilt, and make handcrafts. Annie Mae loved spending time with her family.

Fri
16
Aug
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Frances Ann Jones

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Frances Ann Jones was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Our “Mema” as she was called by her grandchildren was an amazing wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend to many. Frances was born on February 13, 1933 to the late Bill and Anna (Bartlett) Cook, child number five out of 10. Born prematurely and small enough to fit in a bread loaf pan where she was kept warm by the kitchen stove, and amazingly she survived.

She married Winford Lee Jones on Feb. 13, 1950. Frances was 17 years old and Winford was 19 years old. They enjoyed 53 loving years together before Winford lost his battle with cancer.

Proverbs 31:28 states “Her children arise and call her blessed”. So true of Mema. She loved her flowers and gardening. Frances loved the Lord and was a faithful member to the Roby Church of Christ for decades. She was a happy, joyful soul who had the sweetest laugh. We know she is dancing and laughing in heaven.

Fri
16
Aug
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Roy Harold Parker

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Jayton- Roy Harold Parker, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the First Assembly of God Church in Jayton. Burial will be in Jayton Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral home Chapel.

Born August 12, 1933, in Stonewall County, Harold was the son of the late Alton B and Nola (Womack) Parker. He graduated from high school and attended Tarleton State College. Harold married the love of his life Vera Mae Stanaland on July 1, 1958, in Jayton. They made their home in Hobbs, NM before moving to Jayton in 1962. Harold was a hardworking farmer. He enjoyed gardening, where he shared peas, watermelon, and cantaloupe with his community. Harold loved spending time with his family, taking vacations to Red River NM, and annual fishing trips to East Texas. He was a Christian.

Fri
16
Aug
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Hector Castillo Jr.

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Roby- Hector Castillo Jr., 47, was called home on July 23, 2019, in Lubbock. A memorial celebrating his life will be held at 10:00a.m. Saturday, August 17,2019, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. A going home celebration will follow at the Criswell Ranch, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Fri
09
Aug
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LaNeta Jane Young

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Roby-LaNeta Jane Young, 82, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 in Abilene. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2019, at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home in Rotan. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery, under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

LaNeta was born in Fisher County to George Hale and Lizzie (Lee) Young on December 12, 1936.

She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Roby and served as secretary for a time. LaNeta graduated from Roby High School. After graduation she went to work for Midwest Electric Cooperation in Roby and worked in the office for thirty-six years. LaNeta had a ready smile and a happy heart.

LaNeta was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Virginia Gibson, Thara Terry, Georgie Fay Young, Peggy Rollans and Linda Griffin.

Fri
02
Aug
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Aloisa Ramon

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Rotan-Aloisa Ramon, 80, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Sweetwater. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Roby. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery, under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.

Born April 20, 1939, Aloisa was the daughter of the late Jose and Josephine (Martinez) Segura. She was married to Israel Ramon, Sr. on August 7, 1958, in Cinto. Aloisa enjoyed life to the fullest, she loved to dance, sing, sew, garden and cook for her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters, one grandson and one sonin-law.

Survivors include one son, Israel Ramon, Jr; six daughters, Vera Diaz, Sylvia Trevino (Oscar), Sestil Martinez (Johnny), Ada Gutierrez (Ramiro), Shirley Ramon, Sandy Guadiana (Juan); one brother; two sisters; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty-eight greatgrandchildren.

Fri
26
Jul
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Flora Belle McCombs

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February 27, 1929 - July 20, 2019

Flora Belle McCombs, 90, passed away July 20, 2019, in Rotan, Texas. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel in Rotan. Burial will follow in the Roby Cemetery. A visitation will be on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Flora was born February 27, 1929, in Hawley, Texas to the late Conway and Nora (Robbins) Thompson. Flora lived in Fisher County for sixty years. She worked for National Gypsum for 33 years, before retiring. Flora will truly be missed by her family and friends. Her kindness, compassion, and loving nature touched all who crossed her path in life.

Flora is survived by her partner of thirtyfive years, Lee Emery; her two daughters, Clara Speed and Rayenona Davis; nine grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren.

Fri
19
Jul
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Thomas Benjamin Spikes

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The good Lord giveth and taketh.

The Lord sent his angels to take Tom Spikes home on June 29, 2019. Funeral services were held @ 2pm Monday July 1, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Aspermont, Texas with burial to follow in the Aspermont Cemetery under the care and direction of GilesMcCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont.

Tom was born November 27, 1996 in Austin and was placed lovingly in the home of Van and Renee Spikes.

Fri
19
Jul
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Jimmy Neves Melton

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Jimmy Neves Melton passed from this world peacefully, Wednesday morning July 10, 2019 after a challenging battle with dementia.

Jim was born October 5th 1933 in Roby, Texas to Arlon Cameron and Virginia Maurine Melton who both preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Shirley Joan Bickerstaff of Rotan, his baby sister, Ginger Jones and husband Calvin of Sweetwarer, Texas and four children. Shirley Winsier and husband Bobby, James Melton and wife Margaret, Wayne Melton, and Dorsey Sparks and husband Tony.

He was a wonderful Papa to his 8 grandchildren; Sarah Hendricks and husband Nathan, Alex Melton and wife Hedy, Zachary Winsier, Max Melton, Mallory Melton-Watkins and husband Ryan, Chalise Pope and husband Waylon, Lacie Melton, Collin Sparks and Catie Sparks and 9 great grandchildren; Matthew Rosilier, James Hendricks, Jeremiah and Jensen Melton, Cade Winsier, Annalise Guerra, Lucas Guerra, Danny and Natalie Pope.

Thu
27
Jun
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Beth Alyce Fillingim Gilbert

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Beth Alyce Fillingim Gilbert, at the age of 95 years, passed away peacefully in Dallas with full assurance of her eternal home in Heaven with the Lord on May 19, 2019.

She was born on December 16, 1923 in Peacock, Texas. At the age of 2 years old, she and her parents, Alice Lonelle Couch and Homer T. Fillingim, Sr., moved to Rotan, Texas, a remote West Texas town. She, as the eldest, her brother, H.T. Jr. and sister, Ouida, lived all of their childhood years in Rotan. Betty often raved how breathtaking it was to be able to see miles and miles of the plains with reflections of red soil and sunsets.

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