Mary Frances Cavaness (Cissi) age 49, went to be with her Lord on February 8, 2012 after a life long battle with Diabetes. Cissi was the second of four daughters born July 3, 1962 in Junction, TX to the late Dale Cavaness and Betty Cavaness O’Daniel.

Cissi was raised in Eldorado. She moved to Lovelady Texas in 1993 and was employed with the Texas Department of Corrections until disabled by Diabetes. In 1998 she was the recipient of the first successful kidney transplant in Tyler, TX. In 2003 she returned to her hometown of Eldorado.

Her greatest love was her only child, Torin. Cissi had a great sense of humor and always a smile on her face. She was a treasure to her family and all who knew her.


LUBBOCK - Elizabeth (Jean) Ray went peacefully to sleep Tuesday, February 6, 2012 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.  She had been a resident at Harmonee House in Amherst, Texas the past four years.  Jean was born October 11, 1923 in Fort Worth, TX to David Mills Powell and Elizabeth Rae Powell.  She was raised in Fort Worth and San Angelo.  She graduated from the University of Texas June 24, 1945 with a Bachelor of Arts.

She married Walter Lee Ray, Sr. June 15, 1947.  They ranched in Christoval a short time and later made their home in San Angelo.  They lived in Oregon and Washington from 1963 to 1970 then returned to San Angelo but also lived in Fort Sumner, NM from 1976 to 1984 then returned to San Angelo.  She was an avid bridge player and loved to china paint, cook and entertain.  Walter preceded her in death in May 1998, her mother Elizabeth Rae Powell in 2002, brother David Powell in 2005, and sister Judy Graham in 2011.


San Angelo-Raymond Spears, Sr, 54, of Eldorado, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in a local hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on October 1, 1957 to Roy and Emma J. Spears.He was married to Mary Spears of Eldorado, TX.

He leaves behind his wife, Mary, son Raymond Spears, Jr of San Angelo, son Randy and wife Kelli Spears of Miles, TX, 5 grandchildren, RJ, Khamille, and Randy II all of Miles, Jordan and Skylar of San Angelo, TX, his mother Emma J. Spears of Ft Worth, TX, sister Yvonne and husband Earnest Ewings of Ft Worth, TX, and a very special aunt, Agnus, of Ozona, TX.

He attended Eldorado High School and worked in the oilfield for many years. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, and spending as much time with his grandchildren as he could.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff in ICU at Community Hospital and staff at Angelo Kidney Connection as well as all the doctors involved.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at St Luke Baptist Church in Eldorado.

SAN ANGELO — Herbert Alvin Fuessel, child of God, husband, father, grandpa, gg’pa, finished his journey here, sitting in his recliner he entered into the glories of heaven, his final destination.

Herbert, 84 years old, was born April 8, 1927, in Sandoval, Texas, to Ludwig and Lena Meier Fuessel, the fourth of five children. He attended schools in Mereta and Eola, Texas.

Herbert went into the armed services from August 1945 until March 1947, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, communications division, during the occupation of Europe, spending most of his time in Italy.

Upon his return from the military, Herbert continued his life as a farmer, first as a share-cropper and then, two farmers wanting to retire asked him to purchase their farms. He farmed in the Wall area for many years, raising livestock, cotton and maize, later subdividing his farms for housing.