Archive - Obituary
July 9th, 2014
Mary Ellen (Werthe) Pope, of Big Spring, Texas has gone to be with the Lord. At the age of 88, she made her peaceful journey on July 5, 2014. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on February 28, 1926, and moved to Big Spring from Mauldin, S.C., where she resided for nearly 40 years. She was a long-standing member of the Mauldin United Methodist Church.
Chester Coffman, 94, of Big Spring, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel.
Wesley Charles Carroll Jr., of Lago Vista, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2014. Wes was born May 17, 1942, in Big Spring, Texas, and lived there until moving to Lago Vista eight years ago with his wife, Genie.
Wes worked at Sid Richardson Carbon Company for 31 years and retired from the position of Lead Lab Technician in 2004. For much of his life, Wes enjoyed woodworking and made many beautiful pieces of furniture and household objects for his home, friends and family. He was also very athletic and enjoyed playing golf, even passing on this love to his grandson.
James J. (Jimmy) Morton of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on July 6, 2014, at Heartland Rehab Center in Fort Worth. He had been suffering from a recent fall and the last stages of Alzheimer's. A memorial service and burial are pending at the Fort Worth/Dallas VA National Cemetery.
Jimmy was born March 9, 1930, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Lunie May and Robert Belton (R.B.) Morton. He was the sixth born to a family of eight children, all born there but the youngest, at which time the family left the Wichita Falls area.
Nadine Lillian (Haynes) Hodnett, 102, of Big Spring, died peacefully at Parkview Nursing Home Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Eva Carrasco Yanez, 64, of Big Spring, died Friday July 4, 2014, in Odessa. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Eva was born to Elena and Ireneo Carrasco on Nov. 27, 1949, in Pecos, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was a Certified Nurseâ€™s Aide. She loved being with her grandchildren, camping, cooking tortillas, beans and chili. One of her favorite past times was bingo.
Ruby Nell Shortes went to be with the Lord July 5, 2014, at the age of 94. She was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Enterprise, Ala., to James and Vonnie Simmons. She married Quentin Shortes May 28, 1940. They spent 43 years as Assembly of God missionaries in Guatemala.
Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Quentin Shortes, infant daughter Sheryl Quenell, her parents and three brothers.
Mr. Gregorio (George) Bustamante of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, passed away at the age of 89 on July 1, 2014. He was born on March 12, 1925, to Ejinio and Paz Bustamante of Barstow, Texas.
He married Margarita Vasquez, served in the U.S. Army and worked at Pyote AFB before moving to Big Spring, Texas, in 1954 and worked at Webb AFB in the motorpool until his retirement in 1976.
He was a Crusillista and sang with a mariachi group from Midland, Texas.
Mary Ellen (Werthe) Pope, 88, of Big Spring, Texas passed away July 5, 2014. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Feb. 28, 1926, and moved to Big Spring from Mauldin, S.C., where she resided for nearly 40 years. She was a long-standing member of the Mauldin United Methodist Church.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Sam L. Pope, who passed away in December 1997, and her son-in-law, Todd Fulmer, who passed away in August 2012.
Wesley Charles Carroll Jr., of Lago Vista, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.