Archive - Obituary
October 12th, 2013
James "Fats" Johnson, 68, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Raymond Roberts, 78, of Garden City died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Esther Haggard, 94, of Stanton, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Charles D. Herring, Jr., 96, of Big Spring, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Brenda Canada, 68, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be scheduled at later date.
Brenda was born Oct. 17, 1944, in Alexander City, Ala., and came to Texas in 1985.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Lord of Lubbock; four granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Little Ray Henry and Jimmy Dale Henry, both of Montgomery, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gurtis and Irene (Hayes) Henry; two sisters, Helen Henry and Sheila Henry; two brothers, James Henry and Big Ray Henry; and one great-grandson..
Martha Pearl Cooley Miller, age 76, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, after a long illness. Pearl was born in Anson, Jones County, Texas, Feb. 22, 1937, to Earl Leo and Izora Mae (Moore) Cooley. She was the only girl of four children, with two older brothers: Charles Stanford and Joe Earl, and one younger brother, Burl Leo, all of whom survive her.
William A. Belew, 71, of Lamesa, died Tuesday, Oct.8, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Stan Blevins officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the funeral home.
Bill was born May 24, 1942, in Scranton, Texas, and married Martha Smith Jan. 24, 1969, in Lamesa. She preceded him in death Oct. 14, 2003.
Patricia "Patty" Howell, 55, of Big Spring, Texas died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be at p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
She was born Sept. 30, 1958, in Miami, Fla. She was a homemaker, a Baptist, and a lifetime resident of Big Spring.
Margaret "Peg" Myrick Downing passed away after a short illness in a Bedford hospital on Oct. 5, 2013, at the age of 76.
She moved to Big Spring in 1959 and spent many of her years there as director of St. Mary's Episcopal School. She worked the last 25 years with Anglican Church of America, even serving as secretary to the Bishop of the worldwide church.
She was involved in the creation of her current church parish and was looking forward to obtaining a church building of their own.
Mary Lawdermilk Davidson, 68, of Big Spring, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com