November 18th, 2011
Dwight Barton, 68, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Nick Portocarrero officiating.
He was born Nov. 5, 1943, in Brownsboro, Texas, to Belle Pauline (Smith) Barton and Richard Alvin Barton. He was a veteran of the Navy, having served in Vietnam. He was a math teacher in Kerrville, Odessa, Andrews and Big Spring school districts. He was a substitute teacher at Forsan.
He married Jean Pike on Dec. 21, 1993, in Odessa.
Eva M. â€śEvitaâ€ť Dominguez, 77, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born Sept. 2, 1934, in George West, Texas, to Eva (Saldivar) Moreno and Francisco Moreno. She married Rodolfo Dominguez on Feb. 13, 1951, in George West, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1983.
Artha Lee Gibbs, 64, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Holston Banks Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 6, 1946, in Bryan, Texas and married Betty Johnson Dec. 14, 1979 in Big Spring. They moved to Big Spring in 1991 from Bryan, Texas.
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Empty Bowls â€”Five Golden Bowls â€” is right around the corner, but there is still time to purchase a ticket.
Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church â€” located at 911 Goliad â€” 150 people will have the opportunity to not only support the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, but also to enjoy homemade soups and take home a one-of-a-kind bowl.
â€śThis is a great way for the community to show their support for the United Way and at the same time it draws attention to a problem that exists all over the world,â€ť executive director Sandy Stewart said.
And his impact continues â€¦
Skipper Driver, a major supporter of the Howard County Fair and Relay for Life passed away earlier this year after a long fight with cancer, but by no means has he stopped making a contribution on the community he loved so much.
In honor of Driver, the Howard County Fair Board decided to donate $1 from every ticket sold at the 2011 fair to the local Relay For Life campaign. Tuesday afternoon, members of the fair board, along with Driver's wife Wanda, presented the $4,175 check to members of the Relay For Life committee.
Ralph Edward McLaughlin, age 84, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by friends and family.
Ralph, the son of Marvin and Salome Bledsoe McLaughlin, was born on April 6, 1927 in Ralls, Texas. He graduated from Kemper Military High School in 1944 and served briefly in the Army before entering Texas Tech, where he graduated with a degree in finance in 1949.
Petra â€śPatâ€ť Arguello of Coahoma died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Tom Koger, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Coahoma, officiating.
Jacob Anthony Arguello, 9, of Coahoma, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Tom Koger, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Coahoma, officiating.
Randy Gambrell, 61, of Coahoma, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.
He was born June 6, 1950 in Matador, Texas to Isabell and Buddy Gambrell. He has been a resident of Big Spring since 1983. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He married Melanie Carr on Nov. 28, 1985 in Carson, Iowa. He was a contract pumper and was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie Gambrell of Coahoma; his mother, Isabel Gambrell of Forsan, one brother, Richard Gambrell and wife Tissie of Amarillo; two nieces and one nephew.