Hal Edward Whitten, beloved husband, father, Paw Paw, brother, “Rock Kicker” and friend, passed away quietly at his home in San Angelo on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Hal was born September 23, 1928 in Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas to Fenna and Lewis Whitten.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jeri Weddle Whitten; children, Jo Whitten, San Angelo; Lewis and Larresia Whitten, Dripping Springs; Sherri and Ted Landry, Lubbock; Milton and Sharon Fitts, Lake Tawakoni; Clay and Gina Whitten, Wylie. Hal was preceded in death by one brother, Jody Whitten and has one surviving brother, Sam A. Whitten, Sr., San Angelo; brother-in-law Jon and Linda Weddle, Lubbock; sister-in-law, Martha Holland, San Angelo. He has 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


Eldorado- Ida Belle McAfee Neff was born June 11, 1919 in Fisher County, Tx. to parents John and Idella Perry Mayhew.

She married Lee McAfee March 22,1933. After Lee's death Belle married Oscar Neff in 1988.

Belle went to be with her Lord April 11, 2014 at the Schleicher County Hospital.


Noweita D. (Matthews) Briggs, 85, of Brady, Texas, and formerly a longtime Eldorado, Texas, resident, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, in Brady. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Eldorado Cemetery with Gary Price officiating.

Noweita was born in Eldorado, Texas on September 15, 1928, to Herman Hensel Matthews and Delta (Booth) Matthews. Other than her college years and living in New Mexico from 1963 to 1975, she was a lifelong Eldorado resident. She had only moved to Brady two years ago when she went into a nursing facility. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.


Bobby R. Phillips 77, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Bobby was born on March 16, 1937, in Cross Plains, Texas, to Homer Phillips, Sr. and Nora Phillips. He graduated from Cross Plains High School in 1955. He married the love of his life, Mildred Sparks on September 6, 1957.

Bobby proudly served his country for eight years in the US Army. In 1973, he and his family moved to Eldorado where he owned and operated an oilfield instrument business until 1998.