Obituaries

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Doris Floyd

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August 13, 1929 - December 30, 2017

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Andrew (Andy) Jackson Willingham January 3, 1928 - December 22, 2017

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Andrew Jackson Willingham (Andy), 89, of Rotan, Texas passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. A graveside service will be held at Hobbs Cemetery in Fisher County on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Andy was born January 3, 1928 in Fisher County, Texas. He was the only son of Sterling and Jewel (Beller) Willingham. A 1949 graduate of Texas Technological College, Andy received a degree in Electrical Engineering. He met the love of his life while at Tech, and married Mary Alice Christian on December 9, 1950. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Rucker, Alabama until his discharge in January, 1953. He then moved his family to Amarillo, Texas to take a job at Marsh Electrical Supply, where he worked until 1972. After moving to Houston to start a new job with Wide Lite Corporation, Andy eventually started his own business, Techna Marketing, Inc., where he worked until he retired. Andy was a man with a strong work ethic and a kind, loving, generous spirit.

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28
Dec
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Dee Dycus August 14, 1976 - December 20, 2017

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Dee Dycus, 41, of Rotan passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in Rotan. Funeral services are scheduled for 2pm, Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Rotan Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Belvieu Cemetery. Visitation is set for Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home, from 6pm-7pm. Dee Edward Dycus was born August 15, 1976, in Rotan, to his parents Jerry Dee and Candy Lee (White) Dycus. Dee was a graduate of Rotan High School and a member of the Rotan Church of Christ. His son, Kaden, was the love of his life; they did everything they could together. Dee served as a troop leader for the boy scouts. His true passion was being a fireman. Dee was a member of the Rotan Volunteer Fire Department. He was currently a Captain; but has held the offices of President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Dee was honored by his department as the 2017 Fireman of the Year.

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28
Dec
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Justin Moffett February 17, 1979 - December 18, 2017

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Justin Moffett, 38, of Shallowater, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 in Shallowater. A memorial service is for 10am, Friday, December 22, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Rotan, TX. Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home of Rotan is in charge of arrangements. Justin Earl Moffett was born February 17, 1979 in Rotan, TX, to Jerry Lynn and Donna Kay (Tucker) Moffett. Justin’s wife, Candas, and his children were the loves of his life; he lived for them. He loved to take his boys hunting, and coaching them in their favorite sports. Justin also loved his nieces and nephews dearly. He loved being the “favorite uncle”, however that title has been disputed by his brothers. Justin was a gifted salesman and could sell a wet paper bag. Justin loved his family and friends and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do to help them; he would give any one of them the shirt off his back. He was an outdoorsmen; he loved being outside, hunting, fishing, and grilling out.

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07
Dec
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Maria Flores August 12, 1933 - December 2, 2017

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Maria Flores, 84, died December 2, 2017. Her funeral service will he held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in El Ranchito at 10:00 am. Rosary will be on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel at 6:30 pm. Burial will be at the EL Ranchito Cemetery. Mrs. Flores was born on August 12, 1933 in Gregory, Texas to Guadalupe and Manuela Flores. She was born a fraternal twin to her brother Jesus (Chuy) Flores. She married Domingo R. Flores on December 18, 1951. She was a homemaker for 65 years and raises eleven children. She will be remembered for always being in the kitchen. Tortillas and beans were her favorite. Maria was preceded in death by one daughter, Rosa Cazares. Maria is survived by her husband, Domingo R.

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07
Dec
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Lawrence Hindes April 6, 1932 - November 27, 2017

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Lawrence Hindes, 85, of Rotan, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017, in Sweetwater. A memorial mass service is scheduled for 10am, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rotan. A rosary service will be held 7pm, Friday, December 1, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rotan. Lawrence Edward Hindes was born April 6, 1932, in Merrill, WI to Chauncey and Helen Marie (Knudson) Hindes. He enlisted in the Air Force, and served 20 years; retiring as a Major; he served as a navigator/bombardier on the B-52 bombers. It is quite an accomplishment for an enlisted man to retire as a full commissioned officer. Lawrence received his Bachelor’s degree from UTEP. He met the love of his life, Rosemary Brininstool, in Roswell, NM, on a blind date. The two later married in Roswell on January 9, 1960. Lawrence had many interests; one of his greatest joys was taking his grandchildren fishing. Later in his life, he began doing woodworking and became quite skilled.

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Cloe Ann Newhouse

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February 26, 1937 - November 16, 2017

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Dolores “Dee” Baker

June 26, 1927 - November 2, 2017

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Thomas Almanza, Sr. March 7, 1953 - October 23, 2017

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Thomas Almanza, Sr. 64, of Mineral Wells, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 in Ft. Worth. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rotan. Burial will follow in Belvieu Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home from 6-8pm; the rosary service will begin at 6pm. Thomas R. Almanza, Sr. was born March 7, 1953 in Rotan to parents, Serapio and Otila (Ramon) Almanza. Thomas loved playing bingo and scratch off lottery tickets. He enjoyed spending time outside barbecuing and singing with his friends and family. Thomas was a hard worker and held various jobs throughout his life. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Serapio and Otila; his son, Raymond; his brothers, Gustavo, Ysbel, and George; his sisters, Juana and Chona; and his sister-in-law, Lupe.

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Susan Kaye Martin

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January 13, 1981 - September 15, 2017

Susan loved her parents, who are both extremely proud of ho: Susan was always very generous with her money and her time. She loved animals and had a special love for dogs and cats. She vvas a great high school athlete and won many awards for track and field. Sman and her sister Stephanie, were very close and were always together. Susan always tooh care of her younger sister, Stephanie - holding her hand when she was learning to walh, and being her best friend as they grew into adults together. Susan earned an Associates Degree from Cisco Junior College. Susan was cm active duty Recruiter for the National Guard when she passed. She became a recruiter after her ten month tour in Afghanistan. Susan is preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond and Geraldine Massey, and Simon and Florencia Barrera. She is survived by her parents, William and Lala Massey; aunts, uncles, comins, and many friends.

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