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.


Bobby R. Sykes, “Pa”, went to be with his lord and savior on the 15th of March, 2014.

Bob was born to O.C. and Kate Sykes on December 3rd, 1928 in Ballinger, Texas. He attended Ballinger High School and Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, graduating in the class of 1950. Bob married the love of his life, Pat West in June 1951. He served his country in the United States Army with the 594th Field Artillery Battalion in Germany until early 1953. Following his service, he returned to Texas to raise his children and begin his ranching career with his father and brother.

Bob was a devout Christian and sought to serve the Lord. His life passions were God, family and friends, ranching, and Texas A&M.