BALLINGER — The Rev. Monsignor Louis B. Moeller, 83, of Ballinger passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Ballinger Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Moeller was born Dec. 13, 1925, to Joe C. and Mary (Multer) Moeller at Olfen, Texas.  Moeller began his priestly ministry in the Diocese of Amarillo where he pastored several Texas communities, including Amarillo, Happy, Tulia, Rowena, Stanton, Tarzan, Lamesa, O’Donnell, and Pep. In 1962 when the Diocese of San Angelo was established, the Rev. Moeller served as pastor of Snyder, Odessa, Ozona, Big Spring, Sonora, Brownwood, Junction, Menard, Brady, Eldorado, San Angelo, and his last assignment, Ballinger.

He is survived by a brother, Maurice Moeller and wife, Dorine, of Rowena; and a sister, Ruby Hlavinka, of Texarkana. Also surviving are seven nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews.
Rosary was recited at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rowena. Mass and Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, also at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Seminole — Graveside services for Marie Field Carter, 75 of Hobbs, New Mexico was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the Gaines County Cemetery in Seminole with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.

Marie passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Eldorado, Texas. Marie was born March 6, 1933 in Rencon, New Mexico to C.U. and Minnie Davis. Marie was married to Paul C. Carter who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by a sister Fern Mason, two brothers R.L. Davis and S.M. Davis, granddaughter-in-law Misty Williams Key and granddaughter Keely Carter.
Marie is survived by a son Alan Swinford and wife Jamye of Crane, a daughter Sonja Key and her husband Joe of Eldorado, step children Mike Carter and his wife Julie and Sharla Ogden and her husband Paul all of Seminole, her sister Helen McClendon and her husband Ray of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Grandchildren Bryce Swinford, Ty Swinford, Callye Alvarado, Staci Key, B.J. Key, Buddy Key, Alex Carter, Kross Carter, Channing Carter, Chris Ogden and Tanner Ogden, great-grandchildren Evan Alvarado, Caleb Alvarado, Isabelle Alvarado, Taylor Jenkins, Sam Jenkins, Mika Key, Emily Nixon and Kaden Key, along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Carolyn Porter and Isabelle Villanueva for all of their friendship and help the last year.

ELDORADO - Rita Trevino, 78, from Eldorado, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan 19, 2008. Mrs. Trevino was born in Austin, Texas. She lived in Sonora for a short while but most of her life she lived in Eldorado.

Rita was married to Fernando Trevino in Muzquiz Coahuila. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1997.
Mrs. Trevino loved to live out in the country where most of her children were raised. She loved tending to her chickens, sewing and most of all, cooking. When grandchildren were asked what they will mostly remember about her, they all agreed - her cooking.

She was a loving mom and grandmother and a very dedicated church member of Templo Getsemani where she made many friendships, especially her pastors Peter Thornton and wife Maria, whom she considered family.

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Services for Floyd McGinnes, 78, of Crosbyton were held Saturday, March 7, 2009, in the Crosbyton First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wendell Horn officiating.  Burial was in the Crosbyton Cemetery under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton.

Floyd passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009 in Plano, Texas.  He was born August 22, 1930 on the Gross Ranch near Ballinger, Texas, to the late Sam and Inis (Low) McGinnes.  On December 9, 1948, he married Betty Higginbotham in Happy, Texas.  She preceded him in death on July 26, 2007.

Floyd served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean Conflict.  He was elected Crosby County Clerk in 1963 and served in that office until his retirement in December 1995.  He also owned and operated McGinnes Business Service with his wife, Betty until her retirement in December 2005.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on various boards and was a past president of Methodist Men.

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