Archive - Obituary
Donald Eugene (Don) Smith, age 81 of Seguin formerly of Big Spring, passed away Jan. 30, 2012. Visitation will begin Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at 10 a.m., followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Robert K. Odom officiating. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery.
Don was born May 13, 1930, in Big Spring,Texas, to John Henry and Clara Elma Page Smith. His wife Geri Smith and his parents preceded him in death.
Fred Ramos Terrazas Sr., 85, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at a local hospice unit in Midland. He is survived by his children, Fred âLuckyâ Terrazas Jr, Nicholas Terrazas, Albert Terrazas, Yolanda Martinez, Joann Perez, and Linda Flores; brothers, Felix Terrazas and Manuel Terrazas; sisters, Rosa Espinoza and Mary Vargas; 19 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Donald Herff McGonagill
Donald Herff McGonagill, 84, of Big Spring, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in San Angelo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey and the Rev. Mike Couch of First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at the funeral home.
Don was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Melvin, Texas, to Herff and Floy (Farnsworth) McGonagill.
Omega Hernandez, 80, of Big Spring died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
She was born June 13, 1931, in Rotan to Epifania Alcala Galan and Felix Galan. She attended schools in Roby and graduated in 1949. She attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene and graduated from Draughonâs Business College in Abilene in 1954.
Thomas Abbott Decell went peacefully home to his Lord and Savior Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at 6:21 p.m. He was born Oct. 30, 1932, in Brookhaven, Miss., to Thomas and Mary Lee (Abbott) Decell.
Omega Hernandez, 80, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Billy Joe Burleson, 55, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Jerome McNally, pastor of New Life Ministries Church of God in Christ, officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Hamlin East Cemetery in Hamlin, Texas.
He was born July 24, 1956, in Hamlin, Texas, to Rosie Lee and James Burleson. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in road construction. He moved to Big Spring in 1990 from Hamlin. He was a member of Christ Community Fellowship.
Cliff Howard, 81, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel.
He was born July 13, 1930, in Childress, Texas, to Beulah Mae and Milton Clifford Howard. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was stationed in Korea. He worked for Phillips Petroleum Company for 38 years.
Kenneth C. Davidson was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Big Spring, Texas. He passed away Jan. 24, 2012, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Ken lived most of his life in Howard County. During his service in the U.S. Navy, he completed basic training in San Diego before being stationed in Phoenix, Ariz. After spending a few years in oilfield supply work in Andrews and Denver City, Texas, as well as Eunice, N.M., Ken owned and operated a service station in Denver City.
Kevin Brent Matteson, 51, of Sand Springs passed away Jan. 22, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at 1006 N. Moss Lake Road. A Memorial Service will be held in Big Spring at Myers & Smith Chapel, located at 301 E. 24th St., at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, with the Rev. Carroll Kohl officiating. The memorial is open to the public and the family invites all who knew Kevin and the Matteson family to attend.