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January 15th

Lanell Morris

January 15, 2013

Lanell Morris, 77, of Big Spring died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating.

She was born Feb. 8, 1935, in DeLeon, Texas, to Billie and Junior Files. She moved from Houston four years ago to Big Spring. She had worked at H.E.B. and the Lexington Hotel, both in Houston. She was a Baptist.

January 14th

Lanell Morris

January 14, 2013

Lanell Morris, 77, of Big Spring died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Johnny Bob Turner

January 14, 2013

Johnny Bob Turner, 79, of Knox City, passed away in Abilene on Jan. 9, 2013, at a local medical center. A memorial service will be held at the Piersall Benton Funeral Chapel, located at 733 Butternut St., at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
Johnny Bob was born in Abilene but was reared in Coahoma, Texas, where he attended school, married and raised a family. Johnny worked in the oil field most of his life and spent his retirement years in Coleman and Benjamin, Texas.

Mary Beth Brewer

January 14, 2013

Mary Beth Brewer, 84, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in a local nursing home.
She was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Coahoma, Texas, to Horace Bryan Adams and Georgia Evelyn Eggleston. She graduated from Coahoma High School and moved to Midland from Big Spring.
Mary Beth is survived by her children, Wanda Fay Brewer, Larry Paul Brewer and Elizabeth Arencibia, all of Midland, and Georgia Ann Dickenson of San Antonio; and her grandchildren, Parrish Clark and Robert Carpenter, both of San Antonio and Gillian Dickenson of Huntsville, Texas.

Maurine 'Granmommy' Hanks

January 14, 2013

Maurine "Granmommy" Hanks, 100, of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Derrick Looney officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born July 8, 1912, in Runnels County, Texas, and married Porter Hanks on Feb. 1, 1929, in Borden County, Texas. He preceded her in death May 26, 1964.

January 12th

Carolyn June Inga

January 12, 2013

Carolyn June Inga, 65, of San Diego, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

She was born Sept. 25, 1947 in La Jolla, Calif. to David and Aunita (Hudgins) Rawls and married Frank Inga Sr. Sept. 30, 1966 in San Diego.
Carolyn moved to Big Spring as a child and moved back to California a few years later. In the 1980s she moved back to Big Spring and was a private caretaker. She continued taking care of families when she moved to San Diego a final time. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Linda Francis

January 12, 2013

Linda Francis, 66, of Andrews passed away late Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at a Dallas area hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Andrews Church of Christ. Burial was in Andrews Old Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home.

Linda was born Aug. 26, 1946, in Vernon, Texas, to Homer Doyle and Sue Lunsford Fowler. She attended Abilene Christian College. She married Peter C. Francis Aug. 21, 1976, in Dallas. They moved to Andrews in 1976 from Big Spring, Texas.

Kathleen Lewis

January 12, 2013

Kathleen Lewis, 91, of Midland, formerly of Stanton, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Stanton with the Rev. David Harp and Phil Stroud officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

Emma 'Jean' Walke

January 12, 2013

Emma “Jean” Walke, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas with Pastor Jannie Linney officiating.

The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton, Texas.

Rubie Tom Gibbs

January 12, 2013

Rubie Tom Gibbs, 91, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 in Fort Collins. Her memorial service will be Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Myers and Smith Chapel.

Rubie was born Feb. 28, 1921 to Dr. D.T. and Lillie Jordan in Bowie, Texas. She married Forrest Gibbs Jan. 16, 1937, in Morton Texas and later moved to Big Spring. She worked at the soda fountain at Woolworth's in downtown Big Spring, as a dietician at Cowper Hospital for many years and was a member of College Baptist Church and also a member of the Rebecca Lodge.

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