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March 1st, 2012

Deidra Whatley

March 1, 2012

Deidra Whatley, 84, of Bandera, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Bandera Rehabilitation and Health Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

Deidra was born July 10, 1927, at Texon, Texas, to Mildred and A.O. Vanderford. She was a resident of Big Spring since 1938, graduating from Big Spring High School in 1943 at the age of 15.

Mary Ann Baker

March 1, 2012

Born to a West Texas pioneer family in February of 1936, Mary Ann Baker peacefully left this world in the same month as her birth.

She was born Feb. 17, 1936, to Lanham Brown and Mary Lois Hodnett in Howard County. The elder sister to Guy Hodnett of Sand Springs and to the late Roger "Butch" Hodnett of Vincent, she attended school with them in Coahoma. There she met the love of her life and was later wed to Bobby Gene Baker, who still resides in Sand Springs.

Ruben David Thomas

March 1, 2012

Ruben David Thomas, 85, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Hospice House in Odessa. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Boyle County, Ky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned a mowing and lawn service.

He is survived by three brothers, Don Thomas, Jimmy Thomas and Mike Thomas, all of Sweetwater; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Billy Gene Dykes

March 1, 2012

Billy Gene Dykes, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collom officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Billy was born Aug. 18, 1927, in Boswell, Okla. and married Sybil Kennedy. She preceded him in death Aug. 3, 2000. Billy served his country in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

Judy Tucker

March 1, 2012

Judy Tucker, 56, of Midland County, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Victoria Escovedo

March 1, 2012

Victoria Escovedo, 71, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Hospice of Midland Inpatient Unit. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

February 29th

Deidra Whatley

February 29, 2012

Deidra Whatley, 84, of Bandera, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Bandera Rehab and Health Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial at Trinity Memorial Park.

Deidra was born July 10, 1927, at Texon, Texas, to Mildred and A.O. Vanderford. She married Tommy Whatley on Jan. 29, 1947, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1992.

February 28th

Felipe Lerma Villa

February 28, 2012

Felipe Lerma Villa, 69, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his daughter's residence. Vigil services will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Janet Sue Harrington

February 28, 2012

Janet Sue Harrington, 58, of Big Spring died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Maj. Orville Chambless of the Salvation Army officiating.

Cynthia Kay Watts

February 28, 2012

Cynthia Kay Watts, 68, of San Angelo passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at a local hospital. Family visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Johnson's Funeral Home. The service will follow at 3 p.m. in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Nathaniel Hankins of First United Methodist Church officiating. Cynthia is survived by her brother, Michael Francis; and daughter, Amber Alexander of San Angelo; son, Todd Beckham of Conroe, Texas; and daughter Shauna Flett of Entiat, Wash.

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