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William 'Bill' Allen Wheeler

December 8, 2011

William “Bill” Allen Wheeler, 80, died Dec. 5, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas.

Bill was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Big Spring, Texas, to Stanley and Dona Belle Allen Wheeler. He graduated from Big Spring High School in 1948. He also attended Howard County Jr. College (now Howard College) and then graduated from University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State College) in Denton, Texas, May 1953, with a BBA degree.

Billie Harding

December 8, 2011

Billie Harding, 81, of Vincent died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in a Big Spring nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Walter McCall, pastor of Vincent Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at the funeral home.

Doris Lewis

December 8, 2011

Doris Lewis
Doris Lewis, 62, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Holston Banks of Shiloh House of Praise officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Paul Lindell

December 8, 2011

Paul Lindell, 62, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Hospice House in Odessa. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Robert Ruiz

December 8, 2011

Robert Ruiz, 63, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

December 7th

William ‘Bill’ Allen Wheeler

December 7, 2011

William ‘Bill’ Allen Wheeler, age 80, died Dec. 5, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas.

December 6th

Woman dies in house fire

December 6, 2011

Officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a Big Spring woman early today.

Dora Lewis, no age given, was declared dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center from injuries sustained in the fire, Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray said.

Fire and emergency medical service units responded to the 900 block of E. 12th Street at approximately 3:40 a.m. today to find a residence fully engulfed by flames. The fire was brought under control within an hour, but firefighters remained on the scene until shortly after 6 a.m. to guard against flare-ups.

Robbery suspect sought

December 6, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place during the early morning hours today at a 7-Eleven convenience store.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, BSPD public information officer, the robbery was reported at approximately 3:09 a.m. at the local convenience store, located at 1801 S. Gregg St.

“Officers were dispatched to the store in reference to a robbery,” Everett said. “Officers were advised by the clerk that a Hispanic female had just robbed the store. She was described as heavy-set, wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket and a toboggan.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

December 6, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
Note: No arrests were reported for the corresponding times.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported in the 1000 block of E. 16th Street.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1400 block of Lexington.
In the 1100 block of N. Lamesa.
In the 200 block of W. Third Street.
• ASSAULT was reported:
In the 3600 block of W. Highway 80.
In the 1400 block of S. Benton.
In the 1800 block of N. Highway 87.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson Road.

Joann Elaine Castleberry

December 6, 2011

Joann Elaine Castleberry, 66, of Stanton died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Belvue Church of Christ with Bill Welsh officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at the funeral home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1945, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Denton Castleberry on Nov. 29, 1979. He preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1987.
Joann was a longtime resident of Martin County. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

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