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Chamber gearing up for annual banquet

January 2, 2014

“Progress in motion” needs some motion in its progress.

The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce 2013 Man and Woman of the Year banquet is slated for Monday, Feb. 3 and nominees are needed soon, according to Executive Director Debbye ValVerde.

“We haven't received any nominees yet and we need them soon because the banquet is right around the corner.”

ValVerde said there have been numerous suggestions and phone calls, but no official nominations have been made.

Florene Kelley

January 2, 2014

Florene Kelley, 90, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Baptist Temple with the Revs. Eldon Reynolds and Rick Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Florene was born Jan., 4, 1923 in Rule, Texas, and married Luther Kelley in San Francisco, Calif. Oct. 10, 1942. Florene was a sales clerk for more than 28 years in Big Spring for C. R. Anthony. After retiring in 1986, she spent time enjoying her family and cooking.

Doris (Dean) George

January 2, 2014

Doris (Dean) George, 82, of Big Spring, died Dec. 31, 2013, under hospice care in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3,2014 at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Big Spring, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the funeral home.

Lois Dean Crawford

January 2, 2014

Lois Dean Crawford, 80, of Las Cruces, N.M., died Sunday Dec. 29, 2013, at Park View Nursing & Rehab Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with Lloyd Wells and Edward Wilbourn officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 pm. at The Gail Cemetery, Gail, Texas.

Clarence Henkell

January 2, 2014

Clarence Henkell, 69, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his residence. Private family services will be at a later date.

He was born Jan. 28, 1944, in Snyder to Billie and David Henkell. He married Dee Lecroy on April 30, 1965, in Big Spring. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U. S. Army. He was a truck driver and worked for Western Container from 1991 until 2011 He lived most of his life in Big Spring and was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Dee of Big Spring; one son, Kevin Henkell of Midland; one daughter, T. J. Dunnam of Big Spring; and five grandchildren.

Clarence Henkell

January 2, 2014

Clarence Henkell, 69, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at his residence. Private family services will be at a later date.

He was born Jan. 28, 1944, in Snyder to Billie and David Henkell. He married Dee Lecroy on April 30, 1965, in Big Spring. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U. S. Army. He was a truck driver and worked for Western Container from 1991 until 2011 He lived most of his life in Big Spring and was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Dee of Big Spring; one son, Kevin Henkell of Midland; one daughter, T. J. Dunnam of Big Spring; and five grandchildren.

Eliseo M. Gamboa

January 2, 2014

Eliseo M. Gamboa, 82, of Big Spring died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Big Spring. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Brother Gabriel Garza officiating. Mr. Gamboa was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 71 years.

Mr. Gamboa was born Aug. 26, 1932, in Eskota, Texas. He came to Big Spring in the early '40s with his father Jose Gamboa and his mother Maria Gamboa. In 1951, he met and married Rosa Badillo.

Delton 'George' Costlow

January 2, 2014

Delton "George" Costlow, 86, of Stanton, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in a Stanton hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Belvue Church of Christ, Stanton, with Bill Welsh officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at the Gilbreath Funeral Home, Stanton.

He was born July 24, 1927 in Frankston, Texas and married Beatrice Wrinkle.

He was a member of Belvue Church of Christ and had served in the United States Navy.

Norma Jean Woodruff

January 2, 2014

Norma Jean Woodruff, 48, of Big Spring died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Holston Banks officiating.

She was born July 17, 1965, in Big Spring to Lottie and David Woodruff. She lived most of her life in Big Spring moving to Midland in 2005. She was a Baptist.

Sofia Calderon

January 2, 2014

Sofia Calderon, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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