Obituaries

Fri
27
Sep
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Marguerite E. Nettleton

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Marguerite E. Nettleton, 91, went to be with the Lord on September 23, 2019, in Jayton. Funeral services will be 2:00 Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Crossroads Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hobbs Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2019, at Weathersbeee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel.

Born January 16, 1928, in Fisher County, Marguerite was the daughter of the late Archibald and Kathrine (Morrow) Willingham. She graduated from Hobbs High School and married James A Nettleton at Sylvester on November 16, 1945.

Marguerite enjoyed sewing, and cooking for her family. She was a member of the Hobbs Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband (James Nettleton) and daughter (Sherry Hess).

Fri
20
Sep
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David Wray Smith

David Wray Smith, 71, was set free on September 2, 2019. He joined his parents, Dillard and Mae Belle Smith, 2 brothers and many loved ones and friends. He planned and paid for his funeral at Girdner Funeral Home in Abilene Texas, and was interred in Abilene at the beautiful Veterans Cemetary.

David was a hard working Christian man, fellowshipping at the Foursquare Church in Rotan. He loved people, forgiving others as God

had forgiven him. More than 80 people came to say good-bye.

He will be missed by many because if he was ever needed for heating, air conditioning, refrigerator, washer, dryer, plumbing or electrical services, he would gladly go. He worked in Prison Ministry for 15 years, the Emmaus Family, visited the sick and served in the United States Marine Corps. and is a Vietnam Veteran.

"Well done, thy good and faithful servant." John 6:37

Fri
20
Sep
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William Doyle Lipham

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William Doyle Lipham, 77 went to be with his Lord, Sunday in Lubbock, Texas. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, September 19, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Aspermont Texas officiated by Rev. Kenny Platte with burial to follow in the Aspermont Cemetery under the care and direction of GilesMcCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont.

Doyle was born in Matador, Texas July 30, 1942, he worked for many years as a truck driver. Doyle enjoyed antique cars and fishing as well as having coffee with his buddies at the local cafe every afternoon. Doyle also loved to ride his great-grandchildren around in his golf cart.

Fri
20
Sep
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Rosemary Springfield Highnote Orrell

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Rosemary Springfield Highnote Orrell was born in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas September 3, 1927, she died May 11, 2019 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.

Born to Lurline Martin & Paul Springfield, she was preceded in death by her parents, sister Alline Terry, brother Harold Springfield, niece Jonnie Hoodenpyle, grandniece Lacy Callan Gilbreath and grandson Joey Angeles. Rosemary was married to and preceded in death by husband Van Highnote and husband Vernon Orrell.

Rosemary is survived by her children of the heart Russell (Marian) Orrell, Ellanorah (Calvin) Wilson, grandchildren Alec Orrell, Leif Orrell (Jade) and Christina Angeles. Great nieces Linda (Larry)

Callan and Lisa (Mike) Hughes, great-grand nieces Kolby, Kayden & Karlee, grand-nephew Sam Hughes.

Thu
12
Sep
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Rosemary Springfield Highnote Orrell

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Rosemary Springfield Highnote Orrell was born in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas September 3, 1927, she died May 11, 2019 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas.

Born to Lurline Martin & Paul Springfield, she was preceded in death by her parents, sister Alline Terry, brother Harold Springfield, niece Jonnie Hoodenpyle, grand-niece Lacy Callan Gilbreath and grandson Joey Angeles. Rosemary was married to and preceded in death by husband Van Highnote and husband Vernon Orrell.

Rosemary is survived by her children of the heart Russell (Marian) Orrell, Ellanorah (Calvin) Wilson, grandchildren Alec Orrell, Leif Orrell (Jade) and Christina Angeles. Great nieces Linda (Larry) Callan and Lisa (Mike) Hughes, greatgrand nieces Kolby, Kayden & Karlee, grandnephew Sam Hughes.

Fri
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.

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