Archive - 2013
Big Spring J. Elaine Burks Shapleigh will be honored for her accomplishments in aviation by the Bronze Eagle Flying Club of Texas at the Women in Aviation Gala on October 18th at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas.
Kayla Beth Spence and Richard Lester Parsons exchanged wedding vows at First Baptist Church in Big Spring on June 29.
SEMINOLE â€” Every local football fan knows Big Spring has talent. From Tobyn Tannehill's gunslinging to Devin Roberson's versatility to Hunter Hill's explosive rushing, the Steers have proven they can put a lot of points on the board in short order.
Friday, Big Spring â€” now 4-1 â€” victimized Seminole (2-3) 45-14 after a dominant second half shut the Indians down in front of their home crowd at Wigwam Stadium.
BALLINGER â€” After four straight losses, the Bulldogs were able to hold their heads up high Friday after defeating Ballinger 22-13.
A team which is as young as a varsity team gets, Coahoma (1-4) used Head Coach Trey Gardner's Wing-T formation, ran the ball and played bend-but-don't-break defense to come out on top on the road â€” a momentous psychological boost, Gardner believes.
FORSAN â€” In their third straight game against a 2A opponent, the Class A Buffaloes (2-3) and Head Coach Jason Phillips is ready play a team in their division. Most recently, it was Crane who blasted Forsan 43-2 Friday.
Already dealing with injuries, the Buffs sustained even more against the undefeated Cranes, who boasted not only a depth advantage, but a size advantage over the smaller school.
Despite the lopsided score, Phillips saw a few good things from his ailing squad.
Laverne Jay Echols, 92, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Caleb Hector, 19, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Robert (Bobby) Hooper, 65, died at his residence Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
He was born to Lillian and Jeff Hooper of Abilene, Texas. Bobby grew up in Abilene, graduating from Abilene High. He entered the Navy during the Vietnam War. After serving several years, he finished his education at McMurry. He then managed Waldens book stores in several towns for about 20 years.
His failing health forced his retirement at that point.
He had lived in Big Spring about five years.
Ann Carson, 79, of Big Spring, died Thursday Sept. 26, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services and burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Walkers Chapel Cemetery in Reklaw, Texas.
She was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Elida, N.M., to Della and Lilton Stringer. She was a long time resident of Howard County, moving to Big Spring in 1966. She married Marvin Kenneth "Kit" Carson in 1966 and in 1991. He preceded her in death Oct. 17, 2002. She was a Lutheran and a homemaker.
Lola Margaret Daniell Kelley, 84, formerly of Houston and Big Spring, Texas, retired school teacher, passed away peacefully Sept. 25, 2013, in Madison, Wisc. She was a proud member of the DAR, an avid gardener and painter, and approached life with grace and style. She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends as an entertaining storyteller and lifelong teacher, with a quick wit and a warm heart.
Devoted mother of Virginia (Albert) Cooke; and Victor (Kathy), Cdr. Marshall (Maria), and Preston Kilman. wife of the late Altus Alvin Kelley.