Archive - Obituary
October 7th, 2014
Harold L. Woods died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at his home in Sand Springs, Texas. No services are planned.
Harold was born on April 6, 1923 in Sulphur Springs,Texas. After completion of his World War II military service, he married Faye Akard in Lubbock, Texas. Harold and his family moved to Big Spring in 1949 where he worked as a civil service carpenter at the former Webb Air Force Base and as a barber on the weekends. He retired in 1985 from Sid Richardson Carbon Company.
Valentine (Val) Islas Jr., 79, of Coahoma, Texas, died Friday Oct. 3, 2014 at his residence. A vigil service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
Sandy Betus, 78, of Big Spring, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rick Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pa., and married Beth Burcham July 10, 1999, in Sand Springs, Texas.
Brookie Lee Green, age 76, of Midland, Texas, passed away on Oct. 3, 2014.
Brookie was born in Midland on Dec. 12, 1937. She graduated from Lovington High School and received a degree from Texas Tech University. Brookie was married to Donald Wayne Green on June 20, 1959; they were married 48 years.
Brookie Lee enjoyed being a part of her PEO Sisterhood, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, USTA officiating and being on the tennis court. She loved all of her family and friends wholeheartedly, and was a loyal friend to many.
Gladys Lauriel Winters was born on Nov. 1, 1910, and passed from this life to Heaven on Oct. 4, 2014, at the age of 103. Gladys profoundly influenced the lives of her family and countless friends with boundless love, infinite patience, and Christian grace. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mesquite. She was always a woman of great faith whose prayers flowed daily to God.
Alexandre â€śSandyâ€ť Betus, 78, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Val Islas Jr., 79, of Coahoma, died Friday Oct. 3, 2014, at his residence. A vigil service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
Pete 'J.W.' Sanderson, 79 of Big Spring, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday Oct. 3, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Big Spring, with his grandson, Jeremy Knight, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.
The family will receive friends Monday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Joe May passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at the age of 74. He was loved by many, whether they knew him as Joe, Papa Joe, Merlin, M.J., Bro, PaPa, or Dad. As he did not like formal occasions; he never wanted a typical service. Friends of Joe's are invited to join the family from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Myers & Smith to laugh, reminisce and celebrate a life well lived.
Joe spent more than 30 years working in the West Texas oilfields for Texaco. After retirement he was known as an international traveler, a voracious reader and a doting grandfather.
Harold Woods, 91, of Big Spring died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.