Obituaries

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Billie Joe McCombs

Billie Joe McCombs

October 12, 1930 - July 26, 2020

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31
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Danny R. Coker

Danny R. Coker

May 22, 1947 - July 19, 2020

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17
Jul
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Grable Martinez

Grable Martinez
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July 12, 1935 - July 12, 2020

Grable Martinez, 85, passed away July 12, 2020. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Hamlin Foursquare Gospel Church in Hamlin. Burial will be in the Belvieu Cemetery, Rotan, Texas, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home.

Grable Martinez was born on July 12, 1935 and went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on July 12, 2020 at the age of 85. Grable was born in Bartlett, Texas to Paul and Juanita Trejo and was the oldest of 6 siblings. The family moved to Royston in 1945. She met Cruz Martinez Sr. in Rotan where they were married on May 23, 1953, they went on to have 43 years of marriage and eight children.

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17
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Martin Ray "MARTY" Straub

Martin Ray "MARTY" Straub

November 02, 1963 - June 30, 2020

Martin Ray Straub (Marty), fourth generation Stanton, Texas, resident, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in Stanton, Texas on June 30th and went to be with our Lord and his two brothers: Charles Lee Straub and Baby Straub, and brother-in-law, Ned Swink.

He leaves behind his loving wife Kala Jo Straub of Stanton, his two sons: Christopher Charles Straub, of Liberty Hill, Texas, and Tyler Ray Straub, of Vega, Texas; his mother and father, Wanda Jean Straub and Raymond Lee Straub Sr. of Stanton, Texas; and his brother Raymond Lee Straub Jr., sister-in-law Lana Straub; and nephew, Raymond Lee Straub III of Stanton, Texas; a father in law and mother in law, Ivy and Kaye Swink; nephew, Slade Swink; and niece, Shayle Martin of Aspermont, Texas.

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18
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Randy Hernandez

Randy Hernandez

Mr. Randy Hernandez, 40 of Dunn,TX died on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Services for Mr. Hernandez will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 10:00 AM at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Pastor John Pena officiating. Internment will follow at Hermleigh Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. A visitation for Mr. Hernandez will be held on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:00 - 7:00 at the funeral home.

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11
Jun
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Evert "Lee" Emery

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Evert “Lee” Emery, 88, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at his home. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020, in Roby Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Born February 12, 1932, in Tahoka, Texas, Lee was the son of the late William Lee and Addie Lee Emery. Lee was raised in Sweetwater. He joined the Army and served one term during the Korean War. During his service, Lee received a silver star, a bronze star and purple hearts. Over the years Lee had numerous jobs. He was a fireman for the Amarillo Fire Department, a truck driver, oilfield worker, and a car salesman.

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11
Jun
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Elvira (Vera Garcia) Lopez

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Elvira Garcia Lopez, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June, 4th, 2020. She was born to the late Felix Garcia and Antonia Narvaes.

Vera was born in Luling, TX however, was raised in Hobbs TX, where she also attended school. Vera married the late Frank Velez Lopez Sr., of Rotan where they also made their home and raised seven children. After the early death of her husband, Vera took on the responsibility of raising their seven children by herself. Vera went back to school and earned a Licensed Vocational Nursing degree in Snyder, TX. Upon graduating, she immediately went to work for Fisher County Hospital, where she worked for many years before moving to Arlington TX with her children.

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28
May
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Alfred E. Morris

Alfred E. Morris
Alfred E. Morris

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
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Carol Ann Ford

Carol Ann Ford

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.

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Jimmy Ross Waddell

Jimmy Ross Waddell

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.

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