Obituaries

Wed
17
Feb

Jessie Junior “J.J.” Stanford

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Surrounded by his family, 

Jessie Junior “J.J.” Stanford (89) went to be with his Lord the afternoon of February 13, 2016.  J.J. was born to Jessie Homer and Rosie Mae Fowler Stanford on December 5, 1926.  He met the love of his life, Doris Gregory Stanford, during a baseball game at the Hamlin Rock Field.  They were married in Rotan on March 25, 1948 and shared 46 years of marriage before her passing.

Thu
04
Feb

Fehrlin E. “Sonny” Tutt

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Fehrlin E. “Sonny” Tutt died of cancer Sunday, January 31, at the age of 82. Sonny was born on March 5, 1933, and grew up in Fisher County, Texas. He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1951. He attended Texas A&M College, where he served as Deputy Corps Commander, was honored as a distinguished student and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in animal husbandry in 1955. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

Wed
23
Dec

ESMERALDA TREJO GARCIA

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ESMERALDA 

TREJO GARCIA, 56, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015, in Abilene. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rotan, with burial following at Belvieu Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.weathersbeerayfh.com.

Wed
04
Nov

FARLEY LEON HARRIS

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FARLEY LEON HARRIS, 73, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015, in Anson. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Wed
04
Nov

JANEYL BECK

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JANEYL BECK, was born January 9, 1917, to Alice Alfreda Graves Alsup (deceased 1965) and Jospeh D. Alsup (deceased 1967). Mrs. Beck died October 26, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mrs. Beck lived in Sylvester, Texas, for 78 years and was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years James B. Beck of Sylvester, Texas.

Mrs. Beck was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church including the churches at Roby and Sylvester. She particularly enjoyed teaching and attending Sunday School, singing in the choir, and garden club activities. Her Walk to Emmaus was a blessing to her.

Wed
07
Oct

GILBERT LEE BROWN

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GILBERT LEE BROWN, 58, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015, at his home in Lubbock. Graveside Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at Roby Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Wed
07
Oct

BUDDY WALDON

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BUDDY WALDON, 65, went to be with the Lord September 30, 2015 in San Angelo, Texas. Buddy was born September 28, 1950 to William (Dub) & Lenora Waldon. He resided in Roby, Texas where he raised his children, owned Buddy’s Auto, and was a friend to all who knew him.

Buddy is survived by son Shelton Waldon and daughters Hailey & Hanna; son Josh & wife Melissa Waldon and children Mackenzie and Kaden; daughter Chrissie & husband Dustin Ratliff and daughter Lacy Ratliff; Vicki Hardin and Ashley Cline. Buddy is preceded in death by his parents Dub & Lenora Waldon.

Wed
30
Sep

Joanne Marie (Logan) Young

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Joanne Marie (Logan) Young, 84, was called home to be with the Lord on September 24, 2015.  Joanne was born on July 20, 1931, in Rhome, Texas, to Harry H. and Marie Fergason Logan.

   Joanne grew up in Wise County, Texas, near the small town of Rhome. As the children of a family of farmers and ranchers, Joanne and her two younger brothers helped with the chickens and livestock, farming and harvest. Joanne enjoyed being in the kitchen with her mother, helping to prepare meals for the men who worked from sun-up to sundown. They rode the school bus each day to the Rhome School, and regularly congregated at the home of their “Grannie” Logan after Sunday church services, along with uncles and cousins.

Thu
24
Sep

John Paul Young

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John Paul Young, 83, was called home to be with the Lord on September 20, 2015. John was born on December 30, 1932, in Rotan, Texas, to John M. and Juanita Whitmore Young.

    Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following at Belvieu Cemetery in Rotan, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Thu
17
Sep

James (Jim) Lanier Heathington

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ELBOW LAKE, MINNESOTA - James (Jim) Lanier Heathington died on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, of complications following recent stomach surgery, and a bi-lateral lung transplant nearly five years ago. The funeral service will be Friday, September 11, 1:30 viewing and 2:00 service, graveside only at First Lutheran Church Cemetery, Battle Lake.

   He was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1947 in a small town called Rotan, near Abilene in West Central Texas. He graduated McMurray University in Abilene in 1969 and went on to coach football and other sports in towns and cities all over Texas. While the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Comanche, TX he took his team from 0 and 10 to a district bi-championship.

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