November 21st, 2014
Vada Maxwell passed from this world peacefully on Nov. 15, 2014, at 4:58 a.m. in Monroe, N.C. and is resting in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Her loving smile, sense of humor, humility and caring demeanor will be missed by all of those who were touched by the life of this very special woman.
Vada was born Jan. 5, 1931 in Snowball, Ark., and lived in Big Spring for more than 50 years. She devoted her life to her family and to serving Christ.
Jerry Allen Chancy Jr., 44, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Jerry was born July 26, 1970, in Big Spring, and married Shalimar Free, Dec. 18, 2009.
He has followed in his father's footsteps and worked his whole life in the oilfield. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Alton Ray âAlâ Bagwell, of Stephenville, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder, Texas.
He was born Dec. 29, 1924 in Clyde, Texas. Al joined the United States Army Air Corp and served in Italy and France during World War II.
In 1962, he purchased what was the Big M and founded Alâs Drive Inn. In 1964, he started Alâs BBQ , which is still in operation.
Make no mistake about it, the 2014 high school football season comes down to one game for four Crossroads teams as they face win-or-go-home playoff matchups.
âItâs a one-game season for everyone now,â said Big Spring head coach Phillip Ritchey. âThis is what we worked for all year. Weâre looking forward to the challenge.â
Big Spring will be playing in one of the stateâs marquee matchups, in one of high school footballâs most-historic sites when they face off against longtime rival Andrews in Odessaâs Ratliff Stadium.
The Texas high school football playoffs will take a backseat to the smaller leagues this weekend. Well, at least they will in Big Spring.
Six local teams will square off on Saturday to determine the 2014 Big Spring Youth Football Leagueâs city championships. The games are scheduled to be played at Blankenship Field beginning Saturday morning.
The Howard College Lady Hawksâ coaching staff will be holding their annual âHawk Buddiesâ clinic on Dec. 6 in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The clinic, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. before ending with a pizza party with members of the HC womenâs basketball team, is open to all area boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade.
James Newell Turner, 93, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, and entered back into the arms of his parents and family who have gone before him. A service will be held Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Northâs Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange St. George Price Jr. is officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at noon in The City of Levelland Cemetery in Levelland, Texas, with burial to follow.
Philip Russell Stovall, 78, passed away on Nov. 17, 2014, at his home with his wife Margaret and family by his side. He lived a life dedicated to his family, his church and his Texas State Bobcat family. He was born in Plaquemine, La., on April 16, 1936, to William Charles and Corma Marie Hamilton Stovall.
Douglas Edgar Hattenbach, 96, of Denton, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Denton. He was born Nov. 6, 1918 in Edna, Texas, to Martin and Amalia âMolliâ Olga Ustynic Hattenbach. He married Anna Augustina Yendry on Oct. 9, 1948. She preceded him in death. He served in U.S. Army Air Force during WW II. He was awarded five Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal for his service. He had retired from Webb Air Force Base.
Vada Maxwell passed away Nov. 15, 2014, at 4:58 a.m. in Monroe, N.C.
Vada was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Snowball, Ark., and lived in Big Spring for more than 50 years.
She is survived by four siblings, Norma, Sherry and Marion Rae and Leroy; her children, Billy Clayton, Danny Clayton, Ann Rogers, Rick Heckler, Jason Heckler, Missy Whitley and Teresa Harrison; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Sherman and Rosie Hester Sullins; a brother, Dorsey; and three sisters, Geneva, Bonnie and Betty Sue.