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March 25th, 2014

Juanelle Sparks Fort

March 25, 2014

Juanelle Sparks Fort, 74, of Big Spring, died Monday, March 24, 2014, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Craig Holstedt officiating.

She was born Feb. 21, 1940, in Big Spring and was a longtime resident of Big Spring. Many may remember Juanelle as being selected Miss Howard County in 1956. She was a member of the Big Spring High School Class of 1957. Juanelle married Richard W.(Dick) Fort, who preceded her in death in August of 1992.

Maxine Crane

March 25, 2014

Maxine Crane, 87, of Sand Springs, died Saturday March 22, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center in Big Spring. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born March 8, 1927, to Minnie and Willie Holmes in Booneville, Miss. She has been in Howard County for more than 50 years. She married Jesse Crane in Junction, Texas, in 1979. She worked at Cowper Clinic and Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Big Spring as a LVN.

KiAna Vanderbilt

March 25, 2014

KiAna Vanderbilt, 7, of Big Spring, died Saturday March 22, 2014, in Ward County. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Please pay your respects online at http://www.myersandsmith.com/

Diane Herrera

March 25, 2014

Diane Herrera, 51, of Coahoma, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Ward County. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Please pay your respects online at http://www.myersandsmith.com/

Anthony Herrera

March 25, 2014

Anthony "Ant" Herrera, 30, of Big Spring, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Ward County. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Please pay your respects online at http://www.myersandsmith.com/

March 24th

3 killed in Ward County accident

March 24, 2014

Three Howard County residents were killed and another injured in a two-vehicle accident in Ward County Saturday afternoon.

Killed in the accident were Anthony George Herrera, 30, and Kiana Woodruff, 7, of Big Spring, and Diane Lopez Herrera, 51, of Coahoma. Veronica Herrera, 29, of Big Spring, was transferred to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa with undisclosed injuries.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

DRCC fees on council agenda

March 24, 2014

The Big Spring City Council will consider new rental fees for the Dora Roberts Community Center when it holds its regular bi-weekly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

City officials are citing increased operation and maintenance costs as the main reasons for the proposed changes in rental fees.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

T.M. Allen

March 24, 2014

T.M. Allen, 82, of Big Spring, Texas died Friday, March 21, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Denton Valley Cemetery, south of Clyde, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 19, 1931, in Eula, Texas and married Mary Ann McKiernan March 10, 1956, in Wichita, Kan.

Patsy Crenshaw

March 24, 2014

Patsy Crenshaw, 83, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at her residence in Abilene, Texas.

Born in Pampa, Texas on Nov. 11, 1930, Patsy was the daughter of Juanita (Reed) and Shannon M. Whittington. She was a 1948 graduate of Big Spring High School. She worked for First National Bank in Big Spring, and First National Bank in Abilene. Patsy married Jack Crenshaw on Aug. 7, 1965, in Abilene. After retiring in 1992, she moved back to Big Spring in 1994.

Richard Bloom

March 24, 2014

Richard Bloom, 66, of Coahoma, Texas, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gail Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 6, 1948 in Oklahoma City to Estella and William Bloom. He lived most of his life in Mitchell and Howard counties. He married Saundra Evans June 2, 1990, in Snyder, Texas. He was a retired truck driver working in recent years for Andrews Transport. He was a Baptist and a Mason.

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