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April 16th

Manuel Rojo Gonzales Sr.

April 16, 2013

Manuel Rojo Gonzales Sr., 54, of Big Spring passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Manuel was born Dec. 25, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, to Eufrasia and Guadalupe Gonzales. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

April 15th

Manuel Rojo Gonzales Sr.

April 15, 2013

Manuel Rojo Gonzales Sr., 54, of Big Spring passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Manuel was born Dec. 25, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, to Eufrasia and Guadalupe Gonzales. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He was a shipping clerk for 20 years at Blue Bell Creameries. He helped with the Special Olympics each year and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Lillie Elizabeth Craven

April 15, 2013

Lillie Elizabeth Craven, 86, peacefully passed from this life to eternal life April 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Beth was born to William Aaron and Mary Jeanetta Sims-Beck on Feb. 15, 1927, in Olustee, Okla. Her father was a carpenter by trade and her mother was a homemaker. She was the seventh of 10 children.

April 13th

Rudolph John 'R.J.' Knocke

April 13, 2013

Rudolph John Knocke (R.J.) was born March 23, 1926 in Hermleigh, Texas to Erna and Rudolph Knocke.

He lived his childhood in Colorado City until 17 years of age. He was active in all sports and was very popular among all of his peers. When he was 17, he moved with his family to Beeville, Texas.

In 1944, he enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II in Germany and England. He later served in the Marines Reserve.

He married Doris Hunter in October 1946 in Colorado City, Texas. She preceded him in death Dec. 18, 1999.

Jessie Cardoso

April 13, 2013

Jessie Cardoso, 59, of Big Spring, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Aug. 24, 1953 in Big Spring, Texas to Juanita and Juan T. Parra. She lived most of her life in Big Spring, except for 20 years living in Dallas. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a homemaker.

Ruth Graham

April 13, 2013

Ruth Graham, 70, of Big Spring, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at her residence. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 6, 1943, in Big Spring, Texas and married Bud Graham October 6, 1982, in Big Spring.
Ruth worked for the Big Spring State Hospital for more than 30 years, retiring as the purchasing manager.

Lillie Elizabeth Craven

April 13, 2013

Lillie Elizabeth Craven, 86, died April 12, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Cotton officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

April 12th

Reginald 'Reggie' Dawson

April 12, 2013

Reginald "Reggie" Dawson, 48, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Ray Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Reginald “Reggie" Dawson was born Jan. 22, 1965, in Big Spring, Texas, to the late E.S. (Sam) Dawson and Jo Hazel Dawson. He attended public schools, graduating from Big Spring High School in 1983.

James Richard 'Dick' Conley

April 12, 2013

James Richard Conley "Dick", 58, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Big Spring officiated by the Rev. Craig Holstedt and the Rev. Dana Mayfield. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, April 12, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

William (Bill) Frederick Wiese

April 12, 2013

William (Bill) Frederick Wiese completed his journey on this earth April 9, 2013. He was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Abilene, Texas, and was adopted by Ray and Ima Wiese of Petersburg, Texas, in 1951.

Bill grew up, farmed and ranched in Petersburg, Texas, before moving to Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, where he ranched and introduced cotton farming. He also spent 10 years in Dallas, Texas, in the commercial real estate business.

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