Obituaries

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28
May
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Alfred E. Morris

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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.

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21
May
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Carol Ann Ford

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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08
May
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Doris Louise Goodgame

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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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08
May
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Glenda Elaine Fowler

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Glenda Elaine Fowler passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 in Llano, Texas at the age of 75. She was born September 19, 1944 in Llano, Texas. She was the wife of Pete Fowler; daughter of Alton E. Hodges (KIA on Luzon WWII) and Myrtle Simmons Hodges Furr, and step-daughter of Jim Furr.

Glenda is preceded by her parents, Alton E. Hodges and Myrtle Simmons Hodges Furr; brothers, Alton Hodges, Kirk Hodges; and sister, Jerree Furr.

She is survived by her husband, Pete Fowler, the love of her life; children, DeeAnn, Boyd, Staci, and April; grandchildren, Amanda, Sirena, Sara, Caybrie, Leah, Elizabeth, Korah Beth and Lane; great grandchildren, Max and Carter; sister, Erwinna Fain (Dewey); step-daughter, Tish; stepson, Gray Fowler; and step-granddaughters, Kayla and Holli.

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09
Apr
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Michael David Dennis, Sr

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Michael David Dennis, Sr. (Brother Mike), 79, left this life and entered eternal life with his Lord and Savior on April 3, 2020 after a series of illnesses.

Mike was born on October 14, 1940, in McAllen, TX to Harold Ivan and Lera Elizabeth (Faught) Dennis. He attended schools in San Benito, Alice, TX and Peacock Military Academy. He graduated from W. B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi in 1959. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force, spending the next 8 ½ years in the military.

Fri
27
Mar
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Archie Dale Holman, Jr.

Archie Dale Holman, Jr., 60, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, in Roby, Texas. Private graveside services will be held at Andrews North Cemetery under the direction of Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home.

Archie was born April 4, 1959, to Archie Dale Holman, Sr. and Rhea Sue McCown Holman in Andrews, Texas. He attended school in Tucson, Arizona before moving to Andrew to work with his grandfather building houses. He moved to Hamlin, and then Roby in 1995 with his mother, whom he cared for until her death in 2016. Archie loved the desert he grew up near and camping in the mountains. He also enjoyed playing pool and various video games. His nieces and nephews all grew up playing board games with Uncle Archie.

Archie is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and favorite dog, Foxy.

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