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February 21st

Emma Dean Baggett

February 21, 2012

Emma Dean Baggett, 101, formerly of Big Spring and mother of James Michael Baggett and Janice B. Deats, died Feb. 15, 2012, at the Pine Harbour Assisted Living Facility in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Baggett.

Born April 1, 1910, in Decatur, Texas, Emma taught kindergarten and trained kindergarten teachers for 30 years at First United Methodist Church in Big Spring. She also served as secretary to Dr. Anthony Hunt, former president of Howard College.

February 20th

Juanita Marquez

February 20, 2012

Juanita Marquez, 86, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Bertram Warner

February 20, 2012

Bertram Warner, 91, of Big Spring died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Gary Shane Ringener

February 20, 2012

Gary Shane Ringener, 36, of Lubbock died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in a Lubbock hospice facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Parsons officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Shane was born Feb. 26, 1975, in Lamesa, Texas.
Survivors include his mother, Letha Ringener of Madill, Okla.; brother, Larry Wayne Ringener of Lubbock; and four aunts.

Leland Calvert

February 20, 2012

Leland Calvert, 81, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. He was born April 9, 1930, to Willie and Thelma Calvert in Spur, Texas.
Leland served in the U.S. Army, farmed in Spur, Texas, and retired from the postal service, where he was a supervisor in Big Spring, Texas. He moved to South Texas after retiring to Lakewood to pursue his interest in fishing, gardening and hunting. He enjoyed his retirement, traveling and being with his family, especially his grandson.
Leland was a loyal Presbyterian and served as an elder in the churches in Big Spring and Goliad.

February 18th

Calvin ‘Rusty’ Hamilton

February 18, 2012

Calvin “Rusty” Hamilton, 79, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Wilson, pastor of Baptist Temple Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Rita Daniel Palmer

February 18, 2012

Rita Daniel Palmer, 79, of Big Spring died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix and Chaplain Walter McCall officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Rita was born Aug. 30, 1932, in Comanche County, Texas, and married Philip Palmer on Feb. 13, 1957, in Howard County, Texas. He preceded in death on May 14, 1987.

James L. ‘Jimmy’ Welch

February 18, 2012

James L. “Jimmy” Welch, 66, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock from injuries sustained in a fall at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. 
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Temple, Texas, to Edwina (Baggett) and Thomas Welch Sr. He married Susie Horbath on Dec. 8, 1972, in Big Spring.

February 17th

Marie Lopez

February 17, 2012

Marie Lopez, 65, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Vigil services will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

She was born May 15, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Felipe Lopez on Aug. 4, 1965, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1993.

James L. (Jimmy) Welch

February 17, 2012

James L. (Jimmy) Welch, 66, of Big Spring died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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