Obituaries

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18
Jun
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Randy Hernandez

Randy Hernandez

Mr. Randy Hernandez, 40 of Dunn,TX died on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Services for Mr. Hernandez will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 10:00 AM at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Pastor John Pena officiating. Internment will follow at Hermleigh Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. A visitation for Mr. Hernandez will be held on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:00 - 7:00 at the funeral home.

Thu
11
Jun
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Evert "Lee" Emery

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Evert “Lee” Emery, 88, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at his home. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020, in Roby Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Born February 12, 1932, in Tahoka, Texas, Lee was the son of the late William Lee and Addie Lee Emery. Lee was raised in Sweetwater. He joined the Army and served one term during the Korean War. During his service, Lee received a silver star, a bronze star and purple hearts. Over the years Lee had numerous jobs. He was a fireman for the Amarillo Fire Department, a truck driver, oilfield worker, and a car salesman.

Thu
11
Jun
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Elvira (Vera Garcia) Lopez

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Elvira Garcia Lopez, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June, 4th, 2020. She was born to the late Felix Garcia and Antonia Narvaes.

Vera was born in Luling, TX however, was raised in Hobbs TX, where she also attended school. Vera married the late Frank Velez Lopez Sr., of Rotan where they also made their home and raised seven children. After the early death of her husband, Vera took on the responsibility of raising their seven children by herself. Vera went back to school and earned a Licensed Vocational Nursing degree in Snyder, TX. Upon graduating, she immediately went to work for Fisher County Hospital, where she worked for many years before moving to Arlington TX with her children.

Thu
28
May
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Alfred E. Morris

Alfred E. Morris
Alfred E. Morris

ROTAN- Alfred E. Morris passed away Monday May 18, 2020 in Rotan. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10 am at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Abilene. Visitation will be held 5-6 pm Thursday May 21, 2020 at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel in Rotan. Full Military Honors will be held in Abilene at a later date, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Thu
21
May
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Carol Ann Ford

Carol Ann Ford

Carol Ann Ford, 82, of Odessa, Texas, passed from this life on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Odessa, Texas. Carol was born on April 10, 1938, near Rotan, Texas to Lester and Era Dean Hammit. She attended public schools in Rotan and graduated in 1956. Carol met and married Doyle E. Ford in Lubbock, Texas on June 3, 1961. Carol was a stay-at-home mom who loved garage sales so much she was known as “The Garage Sale Queen”. She was an avid Aggie and Mojo fan and she also worked from home selling Avon, ran a snowcone truck, and eventually found her true calling as “Professional Nana” to dozens of adored grandkids.

Fri
15
May
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Jimmy Ross Waddell

Jimmy Ross Waddell

Jimmy Ross Waddell, 89, of Sweetwater, Texas, left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on May 6, 2020. A graveside service will be held at Garden of Memories in Sweetwater on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2 p.m. Born on September 12, 1930 in Fisher County to Rube and Sybil Lambert Waddell, Jimmy attended Roby schools graduating in 1948. He went on to work for Kennedy Martin Motors Company. He worked for this company during the summer and enrolled in McMurry College in Abilene, Texas that fall. Jimmy was married to high school sweetheart Ida Belle Dooley and had one son, Jay Ross. They were married for four years until her untimely death in 1953. He was blessed to meet a beautiful nurse, Dorothy Louise Perkins, and married her in 1957. They had three children together and were married for 53 years until her passing in 2011. In 1957, Jimmy purchased the Ford Motor Company dealership in Roby. He operated that dealership for 11 years.

Fri
15
May
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Joe Allen Hardin

Joe Allen Hardin

Joe Allen Hardin, Jr., 65, beloved Husband, Papa, and Bubba, went home with Jesus on May 4, 2020. He entered this world on May 19, 1954 in Rotan, Texas, born to Joe Allen Hardin, Sr. and Bobbye Jo Hardin.

He attended schools in the Rotan, Abilene, and Clute areas. On June 14, 1980, he married the love of his life, Janice Staggs in Abilene, Texas. He received an associate degree from Cisco Junior College.

Joe believed in Jesus as his Savior and aimed to tell everyone the Good News. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Del Rio, Texas. Joe always tried to live by example.

You could tell Joe loved his job, because he worked for American Electric Power for 46 years.

He always approached life with a smile on his face and was famous for his greeting, "It's a good day, ain't it?" Joe sought the positive in everything and was selfless, putting the needs of anyone he met before his own. He never expected a favor to be returned.

Fri
15
May
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Bobby Shane Long

Bobby Shane Long

In honor of Bobby Shane Long, born January 10, 1977. He passed away from this life to his new and wonderful life on April 12, 2020. Shane was a true country boy, if he had a fishing pole in his hand he was happy as he could be. When he smiled it was Big as the sky. He was an athlete and fought many battles for the Jayton Jaybirds. He showed many champion pigs. Shane was a working man, it didn't matter what the job was. He was the man for it. He could operate any type of equipment you had. He could build a bridge, road, or a dirt tank to water cattle. Whatever you needed he could do it.

Fri
08
May
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Hazel Laverne Grice

Hazel Laverne Grice

Hazel Laverne Grice was born June 9, 1932 in San Saba, Texas to Lurlene Smith and Archie Stovall. She has three sisters VIrgie Altman, Billie Richards, and Dornita Gray. Hazel passed away peacefully with family April 16, 2020 in Hamlin, Texas. Hazel met and married the love of her life Merle Grice on July 27, 1948 in Aspermont, Texas. They were blessed with three children and lots of happy memories. Hazel was a faithful member of the Hamlin Church of Christ with Hazel’s greatest joy being spending time with family and studying her bible.

Fri
08
May
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Doris Louise Goodgame

Doris Louise Goodgame

Hamlin-Doris Louise Goodgame, passed away April 28, 2020, in Hamlin. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.

Born April 24, 1941, in Comanche County, Louise was the daughter of late Boyd Herbert and Hartines Elaine (Donham) Lakey. Louise graduated from Hamlin High School in 1959 and obtained her LVN License at Stamford Memorial Hospital. Louise cared for many people over the last 55 years before retiring. She married the love of her life and best friend, Robert L Goodgame, Jr on November 3, 1967, in Anson. Louise and Robert loved to travel, making memories, exploring new places and spending time with their family.

Louise is preceded in death by her parents, husband (Robert L Goodgame, Jr), a Son Ronnie Dale Goodgame.

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