Archive - Nov 12, 2013
With prayer, song and food, Howard County gave thanks to its veterans Monday.
This year's Veteran's Day Ceremony â€” co-hosted by Howard College and the local VA Medical Center at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum â€” provided a solemn and sincere forum for Howard County residents to say thanks to those who have served in the military.
â€śFrom Bunker Hill to Baghdad, we are their beneficiaries,â€ť ceremony emcee John Fisher said of the debt owed to our veterans.
VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Raul Zambrano, the event's featured speaker, tried to put that debt into perspective.
Danny Smith, Sr., 66, of Vincent, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Vincent Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. He will be buried in Vincent Cemetery with Military Honors.
Marchie Elevenie Settles, 88, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local nursing home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at the Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel in Big Spring with Bishop Carl Condray officiating.
Marchie was born March 11, 1925, in Saint Jo, Texas, to Charles Wesley Dunford Oliver and Willie Bernice James, and married Burr Lea Settles November 7, 1947, in Fredericksburg, Texas. He preceded her in death Nov.6, 1999.