Archive - 2013
Nell Parker, 89, of Big Spring, Texas, died Monday, November 25, 2013 in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.
Wallace â€śMikeâ€ť Holt, 76, died Friday Nov. 22, 2013, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo, Texas. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Mona Lou Tonn of Spring Tabernacle Ministries officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born May 3, 1937, in Hagerman, N.M.
He was a longtime resident of Big Spring, Texas. He retired from Howard County as a heavy equipment operator. In 1975, he married Alta L. Chandler in Big Spring.
He played the piano by ear as well as the guitar. He was a member of Spring Tabernacle Ministries.
Ray Turner, 74, of Big Spring, died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.Â Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Melvin â€śMelâ€ť Brownfield, 70, of Big Spring, Texas, died Friday at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
By LYNDEL MOODY
With Thanksgiving Day approaching, Salvation Army officials hope some in the community are willing to take on a little extra cooking or cleaning duties.
The Salvation Army will begin accepting food donations for its annual Thanksgiving community feast Tuesday, just one of many opportunities for people to volunteer this season.
â€śLast year, the Salvation Army here fed about 450 people which also included deliveries,â€ť said Lt. Missy Romack â€śWe still lack most of the side dishes, pies, and we donâ€™t have any hams.â€ť
An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday as it trudged eastward in the run-up to Thanksgiving.
Howard County was hard-hit by the storm system, also. Several traffic accidents and isolated power outages were reported and all area public schools cancelled classes today.
In addition, Howard College officials announced classes will begin at 10 a.m. today.
Because of icy conditions, officials at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan school districts announced early today that Monday classes have been cancelled.
Also, Howard College will not be holding classes today. The college's trustee meeting, scheduled for 12:30 p.m., has been cancelled as well.
Texas Department of Transportation officials urges motorists to use caution when traveling on icy roads, which have been the cause of several accidents this past weekend. More than eight deaths statewide have been blamed on road conditions, TxDOT officials said.
Wallace "Mike" Holt, 76, died Friday Nov. 22, 2013, at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo. Services are pendingÂ at Myers & SmithÂ Funeral Home.Â
Manuela Rios Galindo, 73, of Big Spring, died Friday Nov. 22, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. FuneralÂ Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Monsignor Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born April 6, 1940, to Vincenta and Porfirio Rios in Gonzales, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. She was a seamstress and worked at Walls Industries. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.
Ernestine "Granny" Childers, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Midway Baptist Church, Big Spring with the Rev. Jim Binix, officiating. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery, Coahoma.Â
She was born May 23, 1926, in Eastland County, Texas, and married William T. "Bill" Childers Dec. 24, 1943, in Gorman, Texas. He preceded her in death April 14, 1996.
Ernestine had worked at Hall Bennett Hospital and as a substitute for