February 7th, 2011
Barbara Couch, 66, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Vevagene Williams, 78, longtime resident of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in San Angelo. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Keva Lou Hays Holley Hancock, 83, formerly of Tuscola, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in a local nursing facility. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Forsan Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening at Myers & Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. An additional visitation will be held in Tuscola at the Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in the Tuscola Cemetery directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home.
Melody Choate Cook, 46, of Stanton died Saturday in a boating accident at Lake JB Thomas near Snyder.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, pastor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at the funeral home.
Erin Alexis Wheeler Cook, 28, of Stanton died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, in a Snyder hospital following injuries sustained in a boating accident.
Erin was born to Gene and Alexis Gayle Wheeler on April 6, 1982, in Midland. She married her best friend, Kevin Lendon Cook of Stanton, on May 15, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Stanton with the Rev. Daniel C. Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Floyd Forest Phillips left this earth Feb. 4, 2011, at home in Roxton. He was born May 21, 1920, in Glasscock County to John J. Phillips and Laura Ballard Phillips.
Graveside services will be held in Big Spring at the Mount Olive Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. under the direction of Wise Funeral Home in Bonham. You may sign the online guest register at www.wisefuneralhome.com
Ancil Don Worthan, â€śA.D.â€ť of Abilene was born to Earl Darwin and Hazel Rene Worthan on Dec. 7, 1931, in Abernathy and was called home by his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Pastor Scott Beard of Fountain Gate Fellowship will officiate a Celebration of Life service at the chapel of Northâ€™s Funeral Home, located at 242 Orange Street, Abilene, on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, beginning at 12:30, with his final interment at the Texas V.A. Cemetery in Abilene. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Shirley June Barrett, 73, was born on April 23, 1937 in Big Spring.
She departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. She was retired at her time of departure. She was raised in Big Spring.
Services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m.
LAKE J.B. THOMAS â€” A boating accident and near-freezing temperatures took the lives of two Stanton women over the weekend.
Melody Cook, 46, and her daughter-in-law, Erin Cook, 28, died after their boat capsized Saturday during a family fishing trip at Lake J.B. Thomas.
According to investigators, the women were in a boat with Melody's husband, Kyle, and the couple's step-son, Kevin. When the boat capsized, Kevin, Melody and Erin swam for shore in the frigid water. Authorities said the temperature was about 34 degrees at the time of the accident.
No doubt, it's about trout.
And kids, of course.
The Greater Big Spring Rotary Club will stage the third Kid's Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Comanche Trail Lake. It's held at this time of year to take advantage of the lake's recent stocking of trout by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Ken McIntosh, pastor of the First Christian Church, Greater Rotary member and event chairman, began the tournament in 2009. The Rotary Club officially hooked the event two years ago.