November 29th, 2014
Peggy Garner, 64, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Covenant Specialty Hospital in Lubbock. Graveside service will be held Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Memorial Parkâ€™s Chapel.
She was born Aug. 22, 1950, in Big Spring, Texas, to Hazel Eleanor (Stewart) and J.W. Thorp. She married Ron Garner on Feb. 26, 1981, in Big Spring, Texas.
She had been a lifetime resident of Howard County. She was a homemaker but was also a cake decorator and a dog groomer. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
FORSAN â€” Float builders and parade watchers can double their fun Saturday with Christmas in Boomtown in the morning and the Big Spring Herald Lighted Community Christmas Parade that evening.
The Forsan parade â€” the first in a number of years but an event organizers plan to hold on an annual basis â€” will begin at 10 a.m. in the Forsan High School cafeteria parking lot.
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When Salvation Army officials say they help ring in the holiday season, they are being quite literal.
One of the surest of the Christmas season was unveiled Friday with the official start of the Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign, complete with bell ringers and holiday music, at the Walmart Supercenter.
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Many Howard Countians were thankful this week for good food and family. Some, however, were just thankful for the recent warm spell weâ€™ve been experiencing.
The warmer weather wonâ€™t last for long, and those who are not prepared will have a tough time of it â€” without your help.
The Salvation Army is asking the public for heaters, electric blankets, blankets and coats, which will be donated to those who need them the most.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.
The downstairs lobby of the Heritage Museum has been transformed into a forest of Christmas Trees for the holiday season.
â€śItâ€™s been an incredible response from the community this year,â€ť said Tammy Schrecengost, museum curator. â€śWe are really excited to have all this participation and interest in both the Christmas Tree Forest and the museum.â€ť
Former Big Spring resident Conrad Byrl Alexander, 77, of Austin, Texas, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
He was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Lamesa, Texas to Vernon and Lela Alexander.
Donna McIntosh, 78, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating.
John Wentz, 77, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at his residence. Private family services will be at a later date. Interment will be at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.
He was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Crawford, Neb. to Nellie Gertrude (Tindol) and Jack Joseph Wentz. He married July Tucker on Nov. 26, 1969 in California. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served for 16 years including Korea and Vietnam. After the Navy, he worked as an auto mechanic. He came to Big Spring in 1991 from Montgomery, La.
Peggy Garner, 64, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.