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August 5th

Manuel C. Cervantes Jr.

August 5, 2013

Manuel C. Cervantes Jr., 61, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Mary Z. Hale

August 5, 2013

Mary Z. Hale, 89, of Coahoma died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Snyder Oaks Care Center. The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born April 24, 1924, in Ackerly, Texas, to Winnie Mae (Whitmire) and John Bledsoe. She married Jess Franklin on Aug. 9, 1941, and he died March 5, 1975. She then married Tolbert (Tollie) Hale on Feb. 14, 1981, and he preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1995.

Leta Mae Normand

August 5, 2013

Leta Mae Normand, 83, of Big Spring died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in Millersview Cemetery in Millersview, Texas.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Neal of El Paso and Dianne Harris of Shawnee, Kan.; one son, David Normand of Big Spring; one brother, Victor Jones of Ben Brook; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services under the direction of Eden Funeral Home.

John Robert 'Bob' Scott

August 5, 2013

John Robert "Bob" Scott, 83, of Big Spring, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Big Spring with the Dr. Ken McIntosh and the Rev. Clark Ford officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p. Tuesday at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Looking for "Hidden Gems" — Basketball showcase headed to Big Spring

August 5, 2013

There are a lot of perks to growing up and attending high school in a small town.

For student-athletes, however, it can be hard to get exposure while trying to advance to the collegiate level in sports.

August 3rd

Edna Smith

August 3, 2013

Edna Smith, longtime resident of Big Spring and Snyder, Texas, died July 28, 2013, after several years of suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was a faithful member at First Christian Church in Big Spring and at First Baptist Church in Snyder. Edna was much loved and never met a stranger.

Carol Ruth Thomason

August 3, 2013

Carol Ruth Thomason, 51, of Big Spring, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at her residence. No services will be held.

She was born Aug. 25, 1961, in San Antonio, Texas.

Survivors include her father and step-mother, James and Carolyn Thomason of Hemphill, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Thomason, and her sister.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

Kathryn K. 'Kathy' Stewart

August 3, 2013

Kathryn K. "Kathy" Stewart, 63, of Stanton died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in a Stanton nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel, Stanton, with the Rev. Mike Harris, officiating.

She was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Stanton and lived in Martin County all her life, growing up in the Courtney community. She attended school at Courtney and Stanton, graduating from Stanton High School in 1967. She worked at Met Life and Custom Benefits until her retirement in 2011.

Manuel Cervantes

August 3, 2013

Manuel Cervantes, 61, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

One dead in Saturday house fire

August 3, 2013

An early morning house fire Saturday claimed the life of a Big Spring man.

Big Spring Fire Department units were called to the 200 block of N.E. Sixth to battle the fire at about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to information released from BSFD Chief Craig Ferguson.

When firefighters arrived, they found house engulfed in flames, Ferguson said.

Rescue crews made entry into the house and found Manuel Cervantes, 61, still inside. They then pulled Cervantes from the building and transported him to Scenic Mountain Medical Center's emergency room.

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