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August 21st

Rodney 'Ronnie' Garza

August 21, 2012

Rodney 'Ronnie' Garza, 56, of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at his residence. Vigil services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Rodney was born Feb. 16, 1956, in Trenton, N.J. He was a beloved son, brother and uncle. Rodney lived in many places in the world, due to his father’s military career.

One of Rodney’s greatest passions was cooking, which culminated in his participation in several grand opening ceremonies for Marriott Hotels.

August 20th

Julie Hallford Mince

August 20, 2012

Julie Hallford Mince, 39, of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Her services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Rodney S. Garza

August 20, 2012

Rodney S. Garza, 56, of Big Spring died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

August 18th

Edward Eugene Jones

August 18, 2012

Edward Eugene Jones, 83, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in a local nursing home. Private family services will be held at the Texas Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.
He will lie in state at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home through Sunday, Aug. 19. 2012.
He was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Hermleigh, Texas, and married Dorothy Rae Derr on Dec. 27, 1974, in Houston.

Dr. Wendell Phillips Stampfli Jr.

August 18, 2012

Former Big Spring resident Dr. Wendell Phillips Stampfli Jr., 97, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Peterborough, N.H. A graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
He was born Oct. 22, 1914, in McDonald, Penn. The family moved to Big Spring, where Dr. Stampfli graduated from high school. He worked in the oilfield in this area and later attended the University of Texas and the UT Medical School, completing his MD in 1940. He retired from medicine in 1979.

Watson Eutha Fay Bryce

August 18, 2012

Watson Eutha Fay Bryce was born on Sept. 12, 1928, in Ira, Texas, and died Aug. 17, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. She was the youngest of six children of Theodore Frederick and Annie Belle Moore. She married Weldon Miles Watson on Jan. 18, 1946, In Big Spring, Texas, at 14th & Main Church of Christ.
She lived in Big Spring for 22 years, Odessa for 24 and Roswell for 16.
Fay was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
They have a son, William Leslie Watson and daughter, Susan Arveta Watson.

Watson Eutha Fay Bryce

August 18, 2012

Watson Eutha Fay Bryce was born on Sept. 12, 1928, in Ira, Texas, and died Aug. 17, 2012, in Roswell, N.M. She was the youngest of six children of Theodore Frederick and Annie Belle Moore. She married Weldon Miles Watson on Jan. 18, 1946, In Big Spring, Texas, at 14th & Main Church of Christ.
She lived in Big Spring for 22 years, Odessa for 24 and Roswell for 16.
Fay was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
They have a son, William Leslie Watson and daughter, Susan Arveta Watson.

August 17th

Ralph A. Halfmann

August 17, 2012

Ralph A. Halfmann, 83, of St. Lawrence died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in a San Angelo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the St. Lawrence Cemetery.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

He was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Rowena and married Mary Alberta Holder Oct. 5, 1949, in Rowena. She preceded him in death March 2, 2004. Together, they farmed in St. Lawrence for more than 54 years.

Evelyn Maxine Johnson

August 17, 2012

Evelyn Maxine Johnson, 88, of Duncanville, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in a Duncanville nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating.

She was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Richland, Navarro County, Texas and married Thomas Duke (TD) Johnson Jr. in 1940 in Big Spring. They were married for 59 years until his death in 2000.

The daughter of Richard Allen and Mattie Clyde Fullen, she grew up in Forsan and Big Spring.

Joe Molina Ledesma

August 17, 2012

Joe Molina Ledesma, 50, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. Prayer services were at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow in Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born July 12, 1962, in Spur, Texas, to Maria and Alfredo Ledesma. He had been a resident of Big Spring for most of his life. He married Gabriella Salmeron. He was a painter by trade and a Catholic.

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