Archive - Obituary
April 25th, 2012
A memorial service for Richard V. Platzer, who died March 24, 2012, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring.
He was born Nov. 25, 1944.
He is survived by his significant other, Cynthia â€śKandiâ€ť Clanton of Big Spring; two daughters; a son; and other family members and friends.
Jo Ann Avants passed away on April 20, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 88. A service for relatives and friends will be held in the Fort Worth area at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, Colleyvillle, Texas, on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 12:30 p.m., with family visitation that day from 8-1 a.m. Interment will be in Big Spring, Texas, with a graveside service for friends at Trinity Memorial Park cemetery on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 2 p.m.
Lewis Melvin â€śL.M.â€ť Newby Jr., 62, of Colorado City died Saturday, April 21, 2012, surrounded by family. He was a native and lifelong resident of Colorado City.
Freddie Hodnett, 61, of Big Spring died Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Covenant Medical Center, Lubbock, Texas. Freddie was born to Viola and Leonard Hodnett on Aug. 1, 1950, in Big Spring, Texas. Freddie graduated from Sands High School in 1969 and continued his education, training and certification in mechanics. He married Sandra Gail Nichols on March 5, 1971, in Knott, Texas, where they resided until 1998 and relocated to Big Spring.
The family will receive family and friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Dianne Standefer Cash, 59, of Ashdown, Ark., died Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
Ms. Cash was born Sept. 13, 1952, in Stanton, Texas.
Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Walker; a son-in-law, Damon Walker; and a step-granddaughter, Winter Walker of Maud, Texas; her stepfather, Jack Strain of Colorado City, Texas; one brother, Terry Standefer and wife Diane of Cedar Park; one sister, Kathy Benson of Granbury, Texas; a half-brother, Bill Standefer and wife of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a number of other relatives.
Jimmie Fay Frazier of Arlington, Texas, completed her earthly mission April 19, 2012. She was 87.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, at North Davis Church of Christ, 1601 N. Davis Drive, Arlington, with graveside service at Brandon Cemetery in Hillsboro, Texas.
Frank "Frankie" Fierro Jr., 64, of Big Spring died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parrish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, in the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Frankie was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Big Spring where he lived his entire life. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam.
Frankie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parrish.
Ruben Earl Steadmon, 87, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Joey Bacon, associate pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
He was born July 19, 1924, near Knott, Texas, and married Jean Randell April 15, 1950 in Carlsbad, N.M. She preceded him in death Dec. 26, 2001.
Edward â€śEddieâ€ť Rodriguez, 56, of Big Spring died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Vigil services will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will be at Coahoma Cemetery.
Dan Whitaker, 71, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in a local hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 25, 1940, in Littlefield, Texas. He farmed and ranched in the Vincent Community until 1980, when he moved to Nashville, Tenn. He returned to Big Spring in 2007.