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August 16th

Viola Gamboa Rodriguez

August 16, 2013

Viola Gamboa Rodriguez, 70, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at her residence. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Teresa Silva Rocha

August 16, 2013

Teresa Silva Rocha, 70, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

August 15th

Bill Estes

August 15, 2013

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, “my cup runneth over.”

Clarence D. Hays

August 15, 2013

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

August 15, 2013

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

August 15, 2013

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

August 15, 2013

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

August 15, 2013

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.

August 14th

Don Yates

August 14, 2013

Don Yates, of Weatherford, formerly of Big Spring went to be with the Lord on Aug. 5, 2013.

He was born to Arthur and Nettie Yates on June 27, 1927, in Big Spring. He was preceded in death by Jean Yates, his wife of 45 years. They raised three children, Phil Elliott, Deanna Rogers and Donna Kay.

He was active in the Baptist church and numerous civic endeavors. Don wore many "hats" during his lifetime, but was always ready to lend a hand to friends or neighbors.

Albert Carl Christianson

August 14, 2013

Albert Carl Christianson, 87, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in the Mitchell County Hospital. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Memorial Park.

He was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., to Luisa and John Christianson. He married Irene Ruiz in Alice, Texas, in 1977. She preceded him in death Oct. 22, 2010. Moving to Big Spring in 1980, he was a long time resident of Howard County.

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