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March 6th, 2014

Rev. John Jenkins Lewis

March 6, 2014

The Rev. John Jenkins Lewis, 96, passed away on Feb. 27, 2014, at his residence. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater, Texas, with Pastor Homer Reddic and Pastor Houston McLendon officiating. A wake will be held 11 a:m. until service time Saturday, March 8, 2014, at McCoy Funeral Home. Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.

Dorothy Rae Derr-Jones

March 6, 2014

Dorothy Rae Derr-Jones, 84, of Big Spring passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at her residence. She was born to Ray Boone and Doris Wright Pennington March 20, 1929, in Pearsall, Texas.

Her education included Abilene Christian High School and Texas Tech University.

Dorothy moved to Big Spring in 1976, where she continued her career in real estate. She was an active member of the Howard County historical commission and the Permian Basin historical society where she was a program participant sharing stories of her family's "Road Show".

Rickey Lee Williams

March 6, 2014

Rickey Lee Williams, 57, of Big Spring, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, California.

He was born to Annie and Julius Williams Sept. 25, 1956, in Richmond, Calif.. He had been a resident of Big Spring for four years and was a Baptist. He was a longtime member of the He-Man Women Haters Club.

Elizabeth Garcia Jimenez

March 6, 2014

Elizabeth Garcia Jimenez, 72, of Big Spring, died Tuesday March 4, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

She was born April 17, 1941 to Margarita and Guillermo Garcia in Pope, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Howard County. She worked 26 years as a seamstress for Walls Industries.

Carl Windham Jr.

March 6, 2014

Carl Windham Jr., 86, of Big Spring, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services with military honors will be 1 p.m. Friday at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene.

He was born May 5, 1927, to Feannie and Carl Windham in Lott, Texas. He spent most of his life in Andrews and Big Spring. He married Emily Claudeen “Deen” Furry in Andrews. She preceded him in death Dec. 4, 2005. He served in the U.S. Army, then worked as a pumper for Arco. He was a Baptist.

March 5th

Ruby Taroni

March 5, 2014

October 28, 1928 – March 3, 2014.

Ruby Taroni of Lake Jackson, Texas, passed away on Monday morning, March 3, 2014, at Oak Village Healthcare Center in Lake Jackson, Texas, following a brief illness.

LaRue Shanks

March 5, 2014

LaRue Shanks, 81, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday March 7, 2014, at the14th and Main Church of Christ, Big Spring with Rick Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born April 26, 1932, in Pyote, Texas, and married Charlie Shanks January 15, 1951 in Knott, Texas.

Laura Renee McGee

March 5, 2014

Laura Renee McGee, 49, of Big Spring, Texas, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Earnest Wilson, the Rev. Floyd Green, the Rev. Lester Brown and the Rev. William Vaughn officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Garcia Jimenez

March 5, 2014

Elizabeth Garcia Jimenez, 72, died Tuesday, March 04, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Jan Shepard

March 5, 2014

Jan Shepard, 60, of Big Spring, Texas, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

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