July 5th, 2014
Claudette Hartley was called home to our Lord and Savior July 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July, 7, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring.
Henry R. Valverde, 55, of Big Spring, died Wednesday July 2, 2014, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Henry was born in Pecos, Texas, to Susana and Luis O. Valverde on July 29, 1958. He spent most of his life in Big Spring and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He married Margie Rocha on May 12, 1985, in Big Spring. He was working as a truck driver in the oil field. He had also worked for Walker Construction in Coahoma.
Eva Yanez, 64, of Big Spring, died Friday July 4, 2014. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Call it the little fourth of July celebration that could, although Pops in the Park really canâ€™t be described as little.
First, committee members for Big Springâ€™s Independence Day and fireworks display festivities struggled throughout the year to find financing for the $45,000 plus event. Struggled so much, the event almost didnâ€™t happen until a last-minute donation by Superod came through.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.
The life of Alan Davis Kernodle will be celebrated with a graveside service Saturday July 5, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Memorial Park.
Alan left for his Heavenly home Wednesday July 2, 2014, in Big Spring, Texas. At 88, Alan had a thumbs up and a hearty â€śhelloâ€ť for friends and family and no one was a stranger.
Mrs. Patsy B. Dorton, age 77 of Scroggins, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her home with her family at her side.
Patsy was born in Big Spring on Sept. 13, 1936, to the late Aubry Z. and Alice Cleo Madilin Gay. She was a retired R.N. with the VA Hospital in Big Spring, and a founding and devoted member of the Living Word church in Leesburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mr. Louis R. Dorton; and daughter, Mechelle Hecker.
Hooray for the red, white and youth.
The Highland South July 4 Parade, which will feature an assortment of youngsters in their red, white and blue finest, returns Friday.
This yearâ€™s parade will be held along Highland Drive beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, July 4, organizers said. Participants will line up at the intersection of Highland and Robb streets at 9:30 a.m.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
Here is the schedule of events for the Pops in the Park celebration, which will be held tonight at the Comanche Trail Park amphitheater. Admission is free.
5 p.m. â€” gates open at amphitheater; food and novelty booths open.
6 p.m. â€” pre-show performance by AC and the Heaters.
7:45 p.m. â€” welcome and announcements by emcee Clay â€śGooneyâ€ť Vickers.
8 p.m. â€” flag ceremony and performance by Big Spring Symphony.
9:15 p.m. â€” video presentation recognizing U.S. military personnel.
9:35 p.m. â€” fireworks display.
Anne Hardy Chaney died June 30, 2014, after a short illness.
Anne was born Sept. 10, 1933, in Dallas, Texas. She graduated Highland Park High School and Austin College. After graduation she moved to Big Spring, Texas, and married James Robert Chaney. They had three sons, Robert, Roy and John. After her husband's retirement, they settled in Houston where she worked as a realtor. In 1990, with her husband and son Roy, they established Camaro Concepts Inc. where she worked every day.
Lou Hatfield, 85 of Borger died July 2, 2014, in Borger. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday July 5, at Faith Covenant Church with Pastor Les Sharp officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the funeral home.