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March 4th, 2014

Vivian Marie Whitetree Ward

March 4, 2014

Vivian Marie Whitetree Ward, 69, of Odessa died Sunday in a Houston hospital. Funeral services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Ronald Long

March 4, 2014

Ronald Long, 59, of Big Spring died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Dorothy Jones

March 4, 2014

Dorothy Jones, 84, of Big Spring, died Monday at her residence. Funeral services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

March 3rd

Jerris Springfield

March 3, 2014

Jerris Springfield passed away Friday morning, Feb. 28, 2014, at his home. He was born May 9, 1936, in Robstown, Texas, to Henry and Mirl Springfield. Jerris and his sisters grew up on the family farm near Vincent, Texas, and he graduated from Coahoma High school in 1954. Jerris attended Texas Western University (now UTEP) on a football scholarship and played in the 1955 Sun Bowl.

Carl Windham

March 3, 2014

Carl Windham, 86, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Ricky Lee Williams

March 3, 2014

Ricky Lee Williams, 57, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Laura Renee McGee

March 3, 2014

Laura Renee McGee, 49, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Norma ‘Ruth’ Shepherd Wirsching

March 3, 2014

Norma “Ruth” Shepherd Wirsching was born near Colorado City, Texas, on Jan. 6, 1927. She left this world peacefully to join her Heavenly Father on Feb. 26, 2014, at the age of 87.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Joe E. Wirsching of Portland, Texas, and her sister, Pat (Bobby) Bradford of Vincent, Texas. Ruth was born seventh of nine children (eight girls/one boy).

March 1st

Loyd Howard Hammon

March 1, 2014

Loyd Howard Hammon, 88, of Big Spring passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. He was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Sand Springs, Okla., to William and Edith Hammon. Even as a young man, he worked hard to help support his family. He was also anxious to show support for his country and joined the Marines at the age of 17. During World War II, he fought in the Pacific and was honorably discharged in August 1945. He then moved to Odessa, Texas, to work with his father.

Gary Tate

March 1, 2014

Gary Tate, 89, of Midland died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, Sunday, March 2, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at Golf Course Road Church of Christ.

Survivors include wife, Connie; sons, Jerry Tate and Steve Tate; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at:

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