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August 14th

Nita Currie

August 14, 2014

Nita Currie, 85 of Stephenville, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Stephenville.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel, with Phillip Boss officiating. Visitation with the Currie family will follow memorial services. Nita’s wishes were to be cremated, and her cremains will be interred at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

Melvin (Wayne) Griffith

August 14, 2014

Melvin (Wayne) Griffith, 67, of Big Spring, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Stanton Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel with David Harp officiating.

He was born Oct. 25, 1946, in Sweetwater, Texas to Glennie and Jack Griffith. He came to Big Spring from Sweetwater in 1950. He worked in the technical and manufacturing fields for many years and also worked lighting for concerts. He later worked as a technician at Big Spring Cable TV and most recently worked for Morgan Ranch.

Becky Salgado

August 14, 2014

Becky Salgado, 47, of Big Spring, died Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with Pastor Kevin Knudson officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Becky was born to Josie and Armando Salgado Feb. 23, 1967, in Big Spring. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. She married Simon Alcantar, who preceded her in death in 1999. She worked as a baker for Great Western Dining. She loved baking, collected bears and snowmen. She also enjoyed decorating cakes.

Clara Hernandez

August 14, 2014

Clara Hernandez, 92, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

C.F. Watznauer

August 14, 2014

C.F. Watznauer, 84, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

August 13th

Joyce Kemper Ditto

August 13, 2014

Joyce Kemper Ditto, 86, of Big Spring, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug.14, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Shawn Gary and Derrick Looney, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

She was born June 16, 1928, in Dallas, Texas, and married Clarence "Son" Ditto Dec. 21, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2002.

Betty Lou Smith Miller

August 13, 2014

Betty Lou Smith Miller, 82, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Big Spring,Texas, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Conroe. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born May 10, 1932, in Mitchell County, Texas, to Walter Earnest Smith and Lula Mae Slaton. Betty married Richard Miller Nov. 6, 1953, in Carlsbad, N.M.

Meliton A. 'Lingo' Viera Jr.

August 13, 2014

Meliton A. “Lingo” Viera Jr., 50, of Big Spring, Texas, died Sunday Aug. 10, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. A prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park. The Rev. Joe Torres will be officiating.

Alfred Ray Lang

August 13, 2014

Alfred Ray Lang, 62, of Big Spring, Texas, died Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services and burial will be in Giddings, Texas.

He was born to Inez and Tenolia Lang on April 15, 1952 in Marlin, Texas. He had been a resident of Big Spring for more than 30 years. He was a certified welder and had worked for Big Spring State Hospital and Golden Plains Care Center. He also was a carpet layer. He was a member and trustee at Mount Bethel Baptist Church.

Bob Stewart

August 13, 2014

Bob Stewart, 81, of Big Spring, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Spring Creek Fellowship with Derrick Looney and Sue Hart, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the services. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Hermleigh, Texas, and married Ben Ella Milner May 14, 1954, in Joshua, Texas.

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