Archive - May 2013 - Obituary
Martin "Bud" Norwood, 73, of Colorado City died Friday, May 3, 2013, in a Colorado City hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ken McIntosh officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the funeral home.
Emma Elizabeth Harwell Wheeler, 89, of Stanton died Monday, May 6, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Stanton with Bro. David Harp officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Gilbreath Funeral Home.
Lyna F. Horton, 89, of Waco, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in a Waco hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Alvin Smith, 91, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Virnette Reid Fowler, 94, of Midland, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in a local hospital. A private family inurnment will be in Big Spring.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Midland.
Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Fowler of Midland and Cynthia Wilson and husband, Stephen of Denton; one son, David Fowler and wife, DiAnn of Midland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Connie Rudelle Firenza Wilson of Colorado City, formerly of Big Spring was born on Aug. 14, 1943, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Frank Rudelle (Wright) Firenza. She passed away May 3, 2013, in Lubbock after a brief illness.
Opal J. Magers, 80, of Big Spring, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Kristi Lee Manor Nursing Home in Colorado City. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Lillian Brewer, 83, of Big Spring died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Teeters officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born July 23, 1929, in Madison County, Ala., and married William Theodore "John" Brewer Nov. 8, 1946, in Huntsville, Ala. He preceded her in death July 30, 2011.
Billye June (B.J.) Crownover Rogers passed away April 11, 2013. She was born in Electra, Texas, on Oct. 24, 1930, and will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, in the Loraine cemetery near other members of the Crownover family. She was formerly from Big Spring and Loraine, Texas, but has most recently resided in Portland, Texas, until her death.
Byron B. Smith Jr. of Pittsburg, Texas, died April 30, 2013, in Tyler, Texas, following a short illness. He was 82 years old.
Byron Braxton Smith Jr. was born in Odessa, Texas, to Byron B. Smith Sr. and Anna Hall Smith on Jan. 23, 1931. He was the oldest of five children. The Smith family moved to Arkansas, where, at age 16, Byron enlisted in the Army. He served in the Army, then re-inlisted in the Air Force. He was a staff sergeant and a medic during the Korean War, stationed in Ashiya, Japan.