Bobbye Ann Mason Swinford was born May 13, 1933 in Ranger, Texas to Ralph Meredith and Nancy Katherine (Browning) Mason. She died Sunday morning, November 17, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She graduated from Crane, Texas High School in 1951. While in high school she played clarinet and was a baton twirler in the band. In June of 1951, she married Leonard Tomlinson and spent many years moving from town to town, first as an Air Force military wife and later as a Methodist minister’s wife. When that chapter closed, she was reacquainted with an old friend through the matchmaking schemes of her mother and his sister. Bobbye and Fagin Swinford married in July, 1972 in Hobbs, New Mexico.


Joyce Jean Redwine, 83, passed away November 5, 2013. Joyce was born in Cromwell, Oklahoma, to Jim and Beatrice Taliaferro on October 21, 1930. Her familyfollowed the oilfield work to Odessa, Texas, where she grew up. There she met the ”Love of her life and soulmate”, J.D. Redwine.

Joyce has been a resident of Eldorado for over 50 years. She was a devoted wife and loving mother to her children and a member of the First Methodist Church. She is leaving behind a legacy of family and its values. She will be forever in our hearts.


ELDORADO — Donnie R. Burrows was born to Louise and Norman Burrows in Bridgeport, TX on April 2, 1956. He passed away November 13, 2013 at Community Hospital in San Angelo.

He loved animals, especially his little companion, Rambo.

Donnie took very seriously his promise to his dad to care for his mother. They traveled over much of the United States, hauling different things, including exotics, until Donnie’s stroke in 2010. He also worked as a pipeline inspector.

He is survived by his wife and very best friend, Karen of Eldorado and his son, Kevin of Lubbock, two brothers, Larry (Teresa) and Ronnie (Kathy) of Odessa.

There will be a graveside service at the cemetery in Eldorado on Monday, November 18, at 2:00 pm.

Thomas Duncan Bradley, born June 28, 1925, in Eldorado,  died in Fernley, Nevada, October 15, 2013. A veteran of WWII, he retired from the Navy after serving 23 years, and then he worked as an electrician for a concrete company in Fernley. He was a long-time resident of Silver Springs, Nevada, after his retirement. For many years, he and his wife spent their winters in Matzalan, Mexico and then in later years in Del Rio, Texas.