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January 12th

Marion 'Granny' Bozarth

January 12, 2013

Marion “Granny” Bozarth, 100, of Big Spring, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Lamun-Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born Oct. 29, 1912, in Fort Worth, Texas to Lela and James Williams. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. She lived in Portales, N.M. from 1932 until 1990, before coming to Big Spring. She owned Marion’s Beauty Salon. She was a Baptist.

January 10th

Elizabeth Bardin Reeves

January 10, 2013

Elizabeth Bardin Reeves was born Nov. 12, 1915, in Balmorhea, Texas, to Perry and Maggie Wagnon. Her father was a teacher, farmer, rancher and buyer of cotton and hay in the area. She had two sisters, Marjorie and Lois (deceased 1910) and two brothers, Perry and Howard.

Clifford Hale Jr.

January 10, 2013

Clifford Hale Jr., born Nov. 29, 1926, went to be with his Precious Lord on Nov. 24, 2012 — not being able to wait another four days until he turned 86 — to be with his precious wife of nearly 60 years, Wynelle Franklin Hale.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Ivins officiating.

The Hale family invites friends to join them at Kokopelli’s on Chaparral Road from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday to celebrate Cliff’s life.

Esther Corene Schaffner

January 10, 2013

Esther Corene Schaffner, 77, of Big Spring went to her eternal home Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Baptist Temple Church with Pastor Richard Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Corene was born Sept. 15, 1935, in Cottonwood, Texas, on the family farm to Buddy B. and Mary Ettie Breeding Jones.

Viola Johnson

January 10, 2013

Viola Johnson, 94, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

She was born July 23, 1918, in Marshall, Texas. She married Odder Johnson in August 1979 in Weatherford, Texas. She lived many years ago in Big Spring, moved to Dallas and returned to Big Spring in 2009. She was a homemaker but also worked as a school crossing guard in Dallas.

Lillie Kerr

January 10, 2013

Lillie Kerr, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Spur, Texas, to Bessie and Ervin Smith. She married Glendon Kerr on June 19, 1955, in Lovington. He preceded her in death Oct. 27, 1987. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist.

John Rusk

January 10, 2013

John Rusk, 44, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Iowa Park, Texas.

He was born Oct. 30, 1968, in Fort Worth, Texas. He married Francis Berndt on Feb. 17, 1994, in Big Spring. He lived most of his life in Big Spring and was a driller for several oil companies.

He is survived by his wife, Francis of Big Spring; father, Johnny Reid of Iowa Park; two sisters, Cassandra Reger of Jacksboro and Catherine Edwards of Bertram; grandmother, Pauline Mieir of Iowa Park; and a niece.

Florencio Garza Jr.

January 10, 2013

Florencio Garza Jr., 67, of Lenorah died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Martin County Hospital in Stanton. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Walton Burchell

January 10, 2013

Walton Burchell, 78, of Big Spring died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

January 9th

Donald Ray Duke

January 9, 2013

Donald Ray Duke, 82, of Rising Star passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains with Dwaine Clower officiating and Charles Chesshir assisting. Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery in Eastland County. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.

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