June 20th, 2012
Frances â€śJeanâ€ť Thomason, 87, passed away at her residence Monday, June 18, 2012. She was born Aug. 29, 1924, to Walter and Ruth (Erwin) Duncan at McQueen, Okla. She graduated from Reed, Okla., High School in 1942. She attended Mangum Junior College. She married JT Thomason on Sept. 13, 1942, in Russell, Okla.
Eugene Hall, 74, of Midland passed away June 18, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel.
Survivors include his daughters, Gena Minihan and Lesa Thompson; a son, Sheldon Drake; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
Olivia Gonzales, 64, of Big Spring died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Motorists traveling along Birdwell Lane this week are being asked to use caution and have some patience, as one of the southbound lanes of the thoroughfare from Sunset to 11th Place will be closed for repairs.
According to Assistant City Manager Todd Darden, the street repairs are part of the city of Big Spring's recent waterline replacement project that began on Third and Fourth streets and recently made its way out to Birdwell Lane.
The runoff election to select a new Big Spring Independent School District trustee is attracting next to no attention from voters so far.
With early voting for Saturday's runoff ending today, only 10 ballots have been cast in the runoff, which will select the school district's District 2 trustee.
Incumbent Maria Padilla, seeking a fourth term on the board, is facing challenger Pat DeAnda in the election.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ CARLETTA MICHELLE MCKINNEY, 43, of 4102 Muir St., was arrested Monday on a warrant for criminal trespass of a habitation/shelter.
â€˘ JARRETT THEODRIC EVANS, 26, of 1313 Kindle, was arrested Monday on a charge of urinating in a public place.
â€˘ SAMMY FERRELL, 50, of 509 N. Johnson, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
Father Barry McLean passed away suddenly in San Angelo on June 17, 2012, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in San Angelo where he was concelebrating at the Marriage Jubilee Mass with Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI.
James "Buddy" Anderson, 67, of Coahoma died Monday, June 18, 2012, at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Coahoma Cemetery with Eddy Pitchford officiating.
The family will receive friends following the services at the Coahoma Church of Christ.
He was born March 26, 1945, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Cynthia Clevenger on July 18, 1970, in Baton Rouge, La.
Frances Thomason, 87, of Big Spring died Monday, June 18, 2012, at her nieceâ€™s residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Rick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Mangum, Okla.