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May 25th, 2012

James McVicars

May 25, 2012

James McVicars, 85, of Midland died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Parkview Nursing Home in Big Spring. Memorial services will be held in Toronto, Canada, at a later date.

He was born in Stirling, Scotland, March 27, 1927, and after serving in the British Marines moved to Toronto, Canada. James worked as a dance instructor for many years, opening studios in Jacksonville, Florida and Lubbock, Texas. He later started a construction business in Midland, Texas.

Sandra B. McKaskle

May 25, 2012

Sandra B. McKaskle, 70, of Stanton died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Home Hospice House in Odessa. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Monte Kreis officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2012, at the funeral home.

Sandra was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Stanton, and married James Conrad McKaskle July 17, 1961.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Stanton.

May 22nd

Mary E. Grandey

May 22, 2012

Mary E. Grandey, 91, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Marjorie E. Bentley

May 22, 2012

Marjorie E. Bentley, 89, of Carrollton, formerly of Stanton died Saturday, May 19, 2012, in a Ft. Worth hospital. Her services are pending with Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton.

Louis C. Ramirez

May 22, 2012

Louis C. Ramirez, 80, of Big Spring died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Doris Brewer

May 22, 2012

Doris Brewer, 90, of Midland died Monday, May 21, 2012, in a Midland nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel with Larry Henderson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Gilbreath Funeral Home.
She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Plainview, Texas.

Gene Laroy Leonard

May 22, 2012

Gene Laroy Leonard, 65, of Big Spring died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his residence. Private family services will be held at a later date.
He was born Dec. 3, 1946, in Tucumcari, N.M. He owned and operated SteepleJacks for 15 years and then was a crane operator for Cathey Construction. He retired in 2009 due to ill health. He lived in Howard County for most of his life.

Jack H. Jones Jr.

May 22, 2012

Jack H. Jones Jr., 53, of Big Spring died Monday, May 21, 2012, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. David Dawson and the Rev. Donita Lea officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 19, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Kenda Born on Feb. 2, 1979, in Big Spring, Texas.

May 21st

Barney Lee Echols

May 21, 2012

Barney Lee Echols, 98, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Memorial Park.

Vernon Parnell

May 21, 2012

Vernon Parnell, 71, of Big Spring died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Mount Olive Memorial Park with military honors. The Rev. Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabdernacle, will be officiating.

He was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Calvin, Okla., to Lillie and Oscar Parnell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He owned Parnell’s Salvage and also transported and installed mobile homes for many years. He had been a resident of Howard County for 40 years. He married Shirley Garrett on Sept. 6, 1994.

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