Archive - 2013 - Obituary
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.
Services for Kimberly Genice Peacock, 19, a student at Tarleton State University, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Big Spring, Texas, with Father Gully officiating. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home, Stephenville, Texas.
Kimberly was born in Big Spring, Texas, on Aug. 29, 1993, to Jeremy Peacock and Valorie A. Hoard. She was a member of Cottonwood Baptist Church in Dublin, Texas, and a member of Phi Mu sorority.
Ethel Louise Riley, 83, of Midland, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
Survivors include daughter, Pam Rinehart and husband Snooky of Midland, Texas; two granddaughters; a grandson; and four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.
Madrid Luene Anderson Robinson, 92, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday, May 02, 2013, at Brian Center of Statesville, N.C.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Slaton, Lubbock County, Texas, and was the daughter of William Jesse and Dolly Mae Barnett Anderson. Before relocating to Statesville in 1996, she was a long-time resident of Big Spring, Texas, where she was a legal secretary for 33 years for the John A. Coffee firm and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Art Blassingame was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Fannin County, Texas. He died Dec. 19, 2012, at Lamun-Luskâ€“Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring, Texas.
Art served in the United States Air Force for four years in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. He farmed in Howard and Martin Counties after the end of the war. Later, Art worked at Pollard Chevrolet for 25 years and made many life-long friends in the community.
After a long battle with illness, Fred Byron Park left this world to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Fred was born July 3, 1942, in Big Spring, Texas. He was a graduate of Forsan High School. Over the years Fred lived in many places, always to return to the Big Spring area.
At the time of his death, Fred lived in Coahoma, Texas. Fred worked in the oil fields of West Texas for the majority of his life. His knowledge, expertise and devotion to his duties will be missed.