Obituaries

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21
Feb
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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.

Fri
14
Feb
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Dale Lynn Clawson

Dale Lynn Clawson

Dale Lynn Clawson was born to Blackie and Irene Clawson on July 8, 1945 in Rotan, TX. He went peacefully to be with the Lord on February 7, 2020 at his home in Kelton, TX.

Viewing will be at Robertson Funeral Home in Wheeler, Texas, Wednesday, February 12

9 a.m.- 6p.m. and Thursday, February 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The funeral will be at Cornerstone Church in Wheeler, Texas on Thursday, February 13 at 3 p.m. Interment will be at Kelton Cemetery in Kelton, Texas.

Fri
14
Feb
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Johnny Kirk Edmondson

Johnny Kirk Edmondson

In Loving Memory

Johnny Kirk Edmondson 73, of McCaulley passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Fisher County Hospital in Rotan. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Bethel Assembly with Carter Edmondson officiating. A family Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Merkel with Father Fred Nawarskas officiating. Interment will follow at Trent Garden of Memories under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A visitation will be held 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the funeral home.

Johnny Kirk Edmondson was born November 5, 1946 and raised in San Saba on the Colorado River.

Fri
07
Feb
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Bobby Lloyd Pinson, Sr

Bobby Lloyd Pinson, Sr

Bobby Lloyd Pinson, Sr. 84 of Seminole, Texas passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Seminole, Texas.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at a Graveside Service at 2:00 PM Monday, February 3, 2020 in the Andrews Old Cemetery with Pastor Kevin Covington, officiating.

Bobby was born in Swenson, Texas on April 23, 1935 to Lloyd Pinson, and Cleo Murdock. He married Alma sue Hamilton on July 3, 1961 in Aspermont, Texas. Bobby and Alma moved to Andrews in 1962, where he drove a hot oil truck for Carl Ham, and Kinney Inc. He retired in 1995, and moved back to Aspermont, Texas. He moved to Seminole in November 2019. He was the oldest of 5 children. He was preceded in death by his wife Alma in 2009, siblings, Curtis Pinson of white Oaks, NM, Betty Horton of Celeste, Texas, Billy Reeves of Burleson, Texas, and Jackie Gryder of Andrews, Texas.

Fri
07
Feb
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George Truett Palmer

George Truett Palmer

George Truett Palmer, 89, was born February 13, 1930 and died January 27, 2020, in Grand Saline, Texas. He was born to William Homer Palmer and Anna Alva (Martin) Palmer at Rotan, Texas, in the Sardis community.

When his father died in September, 1947, George “Truett” at age 17, joined the Army and took his basic training at Ft. Ord, California. After basic training, he was sent to Korea in 1948. After 9 months in Korea, his 7th Infantry Division was moved to Hokkaido, Japan in early 1949. In November 1949, George returned to the U.S. and was honorably discharged from the Army. He returned to Fisher County, Texas until the Korean War started.

Fri
07
Feb
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Bonnie Louise Floyd

Bonnie Louise Floyd

April 23, 1930 - January 30, 2020

of the Fisher County singing group, Ladies Fireman Auxiliary, and a song leader at church. Bonnie ministered to her community by making homemade pies to give away.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, (Larry Floyd); one sister and brother-in-law (Altha and David Gene Adams); one brother and sister-in-law, (James Horace and Cynthia Putnam); one brother-in-law, Jackie Williams; and one niece (Darlene Putnam).

Survivors include one sister, Billie Williams and numerous nieces and nephews. Rotan-Bonnie Louise Floyd, 89, passed away January 30, 2020, in Sweetwater. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2020 at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Belvieu cemetery, under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Fri
07
Feb
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Saundra Gayle Rivers

Saundra Gayle Rivers

Roby-Saundra Gayle Rivers, 56, passed away January 29, 2020. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Roby. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.

Fri
31
Jan
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Norma Sue Torres

Norma Sue Torres

Norma Sue Torres, 59, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Graveside services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020, in Belvieu Cemetery. Rosary will be on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel in Rotan.

Born October 23, 1960 in Rotan, Texas, Norma was the daughter of late Teodoro G. Ramirez and Dolores (Lopez) Ramirez.

Norma attended and graduated from Rotan High School. She was a home care manager at Angel Care for 29 years. In her spare time, she could always be seen working in her yard planting flowers, in the kitchen cooking for her family and loving on her grandsons that called her “Ama”. She will be remembered as a strong, hardworking and loving woman. She was a light to all that knew her and was always helping those in need.

Norma is preceded in death by her father Teodoro G. Ramirez.

Fri
31
Jan
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Jessie Lee Ledesma Jr.

Jessie Lee Ledesma Jr.

Jessie Lee Ledesma Jr, 72, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Hamlin Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.

Born March 8, 1947 in Aspermont, Jessie was the son of Jessie Lee and Seferina (Pena) Ledesma. He graduated from Aspermont and attended Cisco College for two years. Jessie married Patsy Sauls on July 12, 1997 in Hamlin. He was a long-time welder and worked in oilfields around Aspermont and Hamlin until he retired in 2000. Jessie was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Hamlin. He loved rodeo. Jessie rode bulls for many years and he never missed the Texas Cowboy Reunion in Stamford. Yes, folks that means 72 years of attendance! He enjoyed metal art work and went to many craft shows. Jessie painted the run through signs for the Hamlin Piper’s football team for many years and painted the cheerleader’s megaphones.

Fri
24
Jan
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Domingo Ruiz Flores

Domingo Ruiz Flores
Domingo Ruiz Flores

Roby- Domingo Ruiz Flores, 92, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fisher County, Texas. Burial will follow in El Ranchito Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home of Rotan. Rosary will be Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m.

Born March 10, 1927 in Hamlin, Texas, Domingo was the son of the late Yrineo and Francisca Flores. He served during WWII and in the Korean War. He married Maria F. Flores on December 18, 1951. He was a farmer. Domingo liked raising farm animals and gardening. He loved spending time with his family. Domingo was known for telling stories about the past. He will

be remembered as a strong, hardworking and loving man. He was always helpful to others in their time of need. His famous words of wisdom were, “put up or shut up” from the Boss.

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