Much like the employees of the post office Delores Albert sits adjacent to, neither rain nor sleet â€” nor complaints â€” have kept her from her appointed rounds.
For the past 15 years, Albert and her Salvation Army Christmas kettle have been holiday fixtures at the Big Spring post office. She has made a few concessions to age over the years, but her presence has been a December constant.
Charles W. Lusk, 90, of Big Spring, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. His body was donated to Texas Tech Medical School and his services will be held at a later date.
Carla Sabrina Cuviello, 46, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born June 13, 1968, in Big Spring, Texas, the daughter of Constance Howard and Freddie Williams.
Wynfred Hocker, 60, of Big Spring, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at his residence. He will lie in state at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. A gathering will be from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
He was born June 20, 1954, to Jerene and Harvey Hocker in Ballinger, Texas. He had been a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He was a graduate of Forsan High School. He was a landscaper and also raised cattle. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Lucia Pickett, 94, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Stanton, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in a Denton hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Stanton. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Gilbreath Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Reagan, Texas and married Roy Pickett Nov. 15, 1942, in El Paso, Texas. He preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1991.
Ramon Rivera, 88, of Tarzan, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Deacon Johnny Arguello officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born April 30, 1926, in Mexico to Paula and Jose Rivera. He had been a resident of Martin County since 1952. He was a retired cotton ginner and had worked for the Tarzan Co-Op Gin. He was a Catholic.
Martha Anderson Peugh, 76, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Theyâ€™ll be working on the railroad â€¦ some more.
During their Tuesday meeting, Big Spring City Council members unanimously approved a performance agreement with the local Economic Development Corporation that will result in expansion of the railroad spur at McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.
Douglas Patrick Irwin, age 43, of Big Spring, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, due to a car accident in Andrews County, Texas.
He was born in Fort Stockton, Texas, on March 17, 1971, to Billy Gene Irwin and Velma Correne Stidham. He worked as an oilfield mechanic for Best Services.
Doug was a feisty redneck and a hard working man who was often seen wearing a hard hat. A country boy, he loved wearing boots and cowboy hats and played guitar, singing old country songs.