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November 23rd, 2011

Larry Billington

November 23, 2011

Chapel service for Larry Billington, 71, of Lake J.B. Thomas is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, Morton, Texas, with the Rev. Harold Harrison officiating.
Burial will be in Morton Memorial Cemetery under direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Larry died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Causey, N.M., to Dink and Mattie (Dewbre) Billington. He married Kathryn Neely in Odessa on June 16, 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jacky Shipp and Grady Billington.

Linda Sosa Sarinana

November 23, 2011

Linda Sosa Sarinana, 74, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Prayer service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Life Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Big Spring, Texas, to Guadalupe (Ochoterena) Sosa and Manuel Coleman Sosa. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. She was an elevator operator at the Settles Hotel. She was a homemaker and a member of Life Church.

November 22nd

Don’t let thieves rob your holidays

November 22, 2011

As the annual holiday retail season prepares to kick off with Black Friday, area law enforcement officials are warning shoppers to be vigilant of would-be thieves and robbers when doing their Christmas shopping.

Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said thieves will be out and about this holiday season, just waiting to fill their stockings with ill-gotten gains.

St. Mary’s celebrates annual festival, 125th anniversary

November 22, 2011

St. Mary's the Virgin Episcopal Church parish ended its year-long 125th Anniversary celebration Sunday night, right back at the beginning with a packed house for the St. Andrew's Day Evening Prayer and Scottish Music Festival.

The parish kicked off its celebration at last year's St. Andrews Day, an event that draws an audience from around West Texas, and wrapped up by celebrating another milestone, the 10th anniversary of the popular festival to celebrate the domination's historical ties to the Scottish Church.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• MONICA ANN ROJERO, 26, of Odessa, was arrested Monday on two warrants for harassment.
• JAMES THOMAS SMITH, 57, of 109.5 S. Main St., was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• ADAM ABRAHAM JUAREZ, 34, of 1310 Stanford, was arrested Monday on two warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility.
• THEFT was reported:
In the 1400 block of E. 18th Street.
In the 200 block of W. FM 700.
• FORGERY was reported in the 2000 block of E. FM 700.

Marvin Earl Burleson

November 22, 2011

Marvin Earl Burleson, 58, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, in Odessa, Texas.

Marvin was born Dec. 10, 1953, in Big Spring, Texas, and had resided in Burleson, Texas, for more than 20 years prior to living in Odessa.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, E. Wayne and Eleanor Burleson.

J.C. Rich

November 22, 2011

J.C. Rich, 83, of Lenorah died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Joel Miller officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas.

Frances Loftis

November 22, 2011

Frances Loftis, 83, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Rosie Lee Paxton

November 22, 2011

Rosie Lee Paxton, 66, of Clovis, N.M., formerly of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home in Clovis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in Clovis, N.M. Burial will follow at Mission Garden of Memories.

Rosie was born Dec. 27, 1944, to Clarence William and Della Mae (Walker) Dickson in Bryan, Texas. She married Herbert Paxton and they came to Clovis in 1997.

Gary Chrane

November 22, 2011

Gary Chrane, 60, of Big Spring died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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