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November 28th

John Wentz

November 28, 2014

John Wentz, 77, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at his residence. Private family services will be at a later date. Interment will be at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.

He was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Crawford, Neb. to Nellie Gertrude (Tindol) and Jack Joseph Wentz. He married July Tucker on Nov. 26, 1969 in California. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served for 16 years including Korea and Vietnam. After the Navy, he worked as an auto mechanic. He came to Big Spring in 1991 from Montgomery, La.

Peggy Garner

November 28, 2014

Peggy Garner, 64, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

November 24th

Daisy Mae 'Sue' Frances Bird

November 24, 2014

Daisy Mae “Sue” Frances Bird, 80, died peacefully from this life on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center with family at her side.
Sue was born Feb. 20, 1934, to Glenn David and Viola Mae Bailey Bird at Matador, Texas. She grew up on the Bird Ranch East of Roaring Springs with her two brothers.
She later moved to Madill, Okla., and that is where she made her home for 35 years. She was the secretary for the Marshall County Commissioners and retired in 2002. After her retirement she moved to Big Spring, Texas, to be closer to family.

November 22nd

Alton Ray 'Al' Bagwell

November 22, 2014

Alton Ray “Al” Bagwell, 89, of Stephenville, formerly of Big Spring, went to be with his Lord Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, after a short illness. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment followed at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder, Texas.

November 21st

Vada Maxwell

November 21, 2014

Vada Maxwell passed from this world peacefully on Nov. 15, 2014, at 4:58 a.m. in Monroe, N.C. and is resting in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Her loving smile, sense of humor, humility and caring demeanor will be missed by all of those who were touched by the life of this very special woman.

Vada was born Jan. 5, 1931 in Snowball, Ark., and lived in Big Spring for more than 50 years. She devoted her life to her family and to serving Christ.

Jerry Allen Chancy Jr.

November 21, 2014

Jerry Allen Chancy Jr., 44, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Jerry was born July 26, 1970, in Big Spring, and married Shalimar Free, Dec. 18, 2009.

He has followed in his father's footsteps and worked his whole life in the oilfield. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Alton Ray 'Al' Bagwell

November 21, 2014

Alton Ray “Al” Bagwell, of Stephenville, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder, Texas.

He was born Dec. 29, 1924 in Clyde, Texas. Al joined the United States Army Air Corp and served in Italy and France during World War II.

In 1962, he purchased what was the Big M and founded Al’s Drive Inn. In 1964, he started Al’s BBQ , which is still in operation.

November 20th

James Newell Turner

November 20, 2014

James Newell Turner, 93, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, and entered back into the arms of his parents and family who have gone before him. A service will be held Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. in North’s Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange St. George Price Jr. is officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at noon in The City of Levelland Cemetery in Levelland, Texas, with burial to follow.

Philip Russell Stovall

November 20, 2014

Philip Russell Stovall, 78, passed away on Nov. 17, 2014, at his home with his wife Margaret and family by his side. He lived a life dedicated to his family, his church and his Texas State Bobcat family. He was born in Plaquemine, La., on April 16, 1936, to William Charles and Corma Marie Hamilton Stovall.

Douglas Edgar Hattenbach

November 20, 2014

Douglas Edgar Hattenbach, 96, of Denton, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Denton. He was born Nov. 6, 1918 in Edna, Texas, to Martin and Amalia ”Molli” Olga Ustynic Hattenbach. He married Anna Augustina Yendry on Oct. 9, 1948. She preceded him in death. He served in U.S. Army Air Force during WW II. He was awarded five Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal for his service. He had retired from Webb Air Force Base.

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