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August 7th, 2014

James 'Jim' Reese

August 7, 2014

James “Jim” Reese, 83, of Big Spring, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Jim was born in Leaky, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1930, to James and Ruby Hill Reese. He lived in Leaky until the age of 16 when the family moved to Camp Mystic, a girls’ camp in Hunt, Texas. He lived there until Sept. 13, 1948.

August 6th

James 'Jim' Reese

August 6, 2014

James “Jim” Reese, 83, of Big Spring, died Monday, August 4, 2014 in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Jim was born in Leaky, Texas, December 23, 1930 to James and Ruby Hill Reese. He lived in Leaky until the age of 16 when the family moved to Camp Mystic, a girls’ camp in Hunt, Texas. He lived there until September 13, 1948.

Averill Hale Badgett

August 6, 2014

Averill Hale Badgett “MaMaw,” 90, of Andrews, passed away Monday, Aug.4, 2014. The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Midland. Burial will follow at Resthaven North in Midland.

Joseph LaMartina

August 6, 2014

Joseph LaMartina, 89, died Saturday at home in Garden City. He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Thomas and Josephine LaMartina, who came to America from Sicily, Italy, through Ellis Island. Joe had eight brothers and sisters who were all first generation Americans.

Paul Merrell

August 6, 2014

Paul Merrell, 61, of Big Spring, died Saturday Aug. 2, 2014. Private family services will be at a later date.

He was born to Angela Elizabeth and Henry Floyd Merrell in Big Spring March 13, 1953. He married Tina Rotenberry in Big Spring in November 1976. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He worked all his life as a roughneck in the oilfield.

He is survived by his daughter Melissa Merrell of Midland, Texas; one sister Elizabeth Rasmus of Atlanta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother David Merrell.

Fabian Rio, Jr.

August 6, 2014

Fabian Rios, Jr., 18, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Lubbock, Texas. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 26, 1995, in Odessa, Texas and attended Big Spring schools.

Codine 'Dena' Bollinger Walden

August 6, 2014

Codine “Dena” Bollinger Walden, 97, died Saturday in a Lubbock nursing home. Due to family illnesses, funeral services have been postponed until 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

August 5th

H.C. Rowden

August 5, 2014

H.C. Rowden, 80, of Big Spring, died Monday Aug. 4, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Memorial Park with Eddy Pitchford of Coahoma Church of Christ officiating.

He was born June 10, 1934, in Big Spring to Ocie Magdalene and Charlie Lee Rowden. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County. He was a retired plumbing contractor and a member of Birdwell Lane Church of Christ.

Dena Codean Walden

August 5, 2014

Dena Codean Walden, 97, died Saturday in a Lubbock nursing home. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & welch Funeral Home.

Fabian Rios Jr.

August 5, 2014

Fabian Rios Jr., 18, of Big Spring, died Wednesday July 30, 2014, in Lubbock. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday Aug. 7, 2014, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

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