Archive - 2013
Margaret "Peg" Myrick Downing passed away after a short illness in a Bedford hospital on Oct. 5, 2013, at the age of 76.
She moved to Big Spring in 1959 and spent many of her years there as director of St. Mary's Episcopal School. She worked the last 25 years with Anglican Church of America, even serving as secretary to the Bishop of the worldwide church.
She was involved in the creation of her current church parish and was looking forward to obtaining a church building of their own.
Mary Lawdermilk Davidson, 68, of Big Spring, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
William A. Belew, 71, of Lamesa, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in a Lubbock, Texas hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Stan Blevins, officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the funeral home.
Bill was born May 24, 1942, in Scranton, Texas and married Martha Smith Jan. 24, 1969 in Lamesa. She preceded him in death Oct. 14, 2003. Bill has been in the water well business for over 35 years.
Patricia "Patty" Howell, 55, of Big Spring, Texas died Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013 at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Vivian Kerr, 53, of Big Spring, Texas died Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013 at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.â€¨
EL PASO â€” Three former Big Spring football players were among those honored recently at the 50-year anniversary of the Sun Bowl â€” the University of Texas at El Paso's venue and also where Jack Ed Irons, Jerry Tucker and Dexter Pate played collegiate football. Except five decades ago, it was known as Texas Western University.
While at Big Spring, the trio were all captains of the football squad. They played baseball together and led what Irons descibed as a very close-knit Steer team back in 1961.
Big Spring State Hospital Superintendent Lorie Dunnam will be formally introduced to the public Thursday during an afternoon reception for hospital employees and invited guests.
The reception will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Big Spring State Hospitalâ€™s Allred Building Auditorium. A short recognition ceremony will be at 3:15 p.m.
Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey named Dunnam the superintendent of Big Spring State Hospital, effective Sept. 1.
Howard County commissioners voted to chop off $2,000 from a recently approved road access permit during a special meeting Monday.
In August, commissioners approved a fee of $4,500 for all new access entrances which intersect county roads for commercial purposes â€” except agricultural related industries. The construction of the entrances are required to conform with county road and bridge department requirements.
Funeral services for T.C. "Jiggs" Jones, 96, of Lamesa will be held on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Church of Christ in Lamesa with Mark Hackett officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation was held Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013, at Branon Funeral Home.
David Wayne Gary, 71, of Plainview, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, with Pastor Ed LeCompte officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview. A family visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013.