Archive - Obituary
May 10th, 2012
Harold Glenn Henley passed away May 9, 2012, after a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Scurry County, Texas, to Thomas and Mamie Henley. He graduated from Ira High School in 1944 and served in the Army during World War II.
He met and married Joan Saunders in January of 1948 and they spent the next 18 months living on the river as river riders at Black Gap in Big Bend Park. After farming in Scurry County and two years in Garden City, he and Joan moved to Stanton in 1961 and remained there for 39 years.
Harold G. Henley, 85, of Stanton died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in a Stanton nursing home. His services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.
Lillian Newcomer, 86, of Houston, formerly of Comanche County, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Houston.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Comanche Gardens of Memory in Comanche County with Larry Newcomer officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stephenville Funeral Home.
Lillian was born June 10, 1925, in Martin County, Texas, to the late Jeff and Myrtle Pratt Nichols. She married Eddie Earl Newcomer on Sept. 14, 1946, in Brownfield, Texas. He preceded her in death Aug. 6, 1984.
Dorothy Napper of Lubbock passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012, at home at the age of 92.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2012, at Redbud Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Shon Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1919, at Richland Springs, Texas. Her family moved to a farm near Oâ€™Donnell, Texas, and she graduated from high school. She married W.J. Napper.
Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May. 12, 2012, at Clark Memorial United Methodist Church for Betty Jo Gray of Artesia, N.M.
Mrs. Gray, 76, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Eastern N.M. Medical Center in Roswell, N.M.
Travis Husted will officiate the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Betty was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Big Spring, Texas, the daughter of Forrest F. Thorp and Lottie L. (Prentice) Thorp. She was a longtime Artesia resident.
Velvet Sky Makowsky, infant, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Corina Salazar officiating.
She was born May 6, 2012, in Big Spring, Texas, to Leslie Garcia Makowsky and Monty Scott Makowsky.
She is survived by her parents of Big Spring; one brother, Carlos Garcia of Big Spring; one sister, Madison Makowsky of Big Spring; grandparents, Donna and Mark Hedges and Terry Bob Makowsky of Big Spring and Lenora Garcia of Lamesa; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Nancy Elaine Robbins, 68, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at her residence. Memorial services will be held from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at the home of James and Sharon Robbins.
She was born Sept. 1, 1943, in Marfa, Texas, and married James Phillip Robbins Jr. in 1962 in Fort Stockton, Texas. He preceded her in death in November 1975.
Nancy worked as a cosmetologist and retired in 2001. She moved to Big Spring in 2002 from Spring Branch, Texas. Nancy loved animals and showing dogs.
Nancy Elaine Robbins, 68, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
William August "W.A." Ringener, 92, of Stanton died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Downtown Church of Christ with Darel McWhorter officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at Gilbreath Funeral Home.
Marie Chapman, 92, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 6, 2012. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Park with Rick Cunningham officiating.
She was born April 1, 1920, in DeLeon, Texas, to Zonie and John Lancaster. She and her twin brother, Marion Lancaster, were the youngest of nine children. When Marie was two, the family came to Howard County in a covered wagon.