Archive - Aug 15, 2013 - Obituary
Bill Estes, known to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Papa, passed on to a better place Aug. 9, 2013. Though he will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him, we know Bill is in Heaven looking back on his life and saying, with his usual grin, â€śmy cup runneth over.â€ť
Clarence D. Hays, 82, of St. Pete, Fla., formerly of Big Spring passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at his residence after a two-year battle with lung cancer.
He was born July 16, 1931, in Mitchell County, Texas, to Tennie and W.D. Hays. Clarence was a member of United Methodist Church in Coahoma. He graduated from Coahoma High School in 1948. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and retired July 31, 1971. While serving our country, he received three commendation medals.
Colette Schraeder, 92, of St. Lawrence died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Father Raj officiating. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery.
A rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at St. Lawrence Cahtolic Church.
She was born Feb. 20, 1921, in Ballinger, Texas, and married A.W. Schraeder on Nov. 18, 1940, in Olfen, Texas. He preceded her in death Dec. 23, 2002.
Stacey LeaAnn Pruitt, 24, died Aug. 10, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz. She was born Aug. 8, 1989, in Stanton, Texas.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Fonda; daughter, Zoe Tipton; dad and stepmother, Tracy and Pat Pruitt; mother, Debra Turman; sisters, Evan Robinson, Katherine Magee and Tiffany Crawford; brothers, Jared Pruitt and Andy Jolley; grandparents, Dave and Fran Jansch, Mike and Brenda Claxton and Mattie Barfield; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Harold Barfield; and her uncle, Buddy Claxton.
Merly Mae Jackson, 76, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at her home. No services will be held.
She was born July 8, 1937, to Jewel and Claud Cooper in Pittsburgh, Texas. She came to Big Spring in 1960 from Pittsburgh.
Also in 1960, she married Oscar "Hot Shot" Jackson Jr. He preceded her in death in 1976. She was a member of Baker's Chapel A.M.E. Church. Before retiring in 2010, she worked for Scenic Mountain Medical Center for 36 years.
Robert Dale "Bobby" Hutcheson, 51, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army Building located at 811 W. Fifth St. in Big Spring.
He was born March 17, 1962, in Big Spring to JoAnn and Bob Hutcheson. He was a lifelong resident of Big Spring. He married Robbin on May 22, 1981, in Bastrop, Texas.