September 23rd, 2014
LaVera Alexander, 94, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at The Springs Alzheimer's Special Care Center in San Angelo. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring with her son, Jim Alexander, officiating.
LaVera was born July 10, 1920, in Hugo, Okla. to Fred and Annie Mae (Stewart) Hawkins and married Mack Gregory Alexander May 23, 1940, in Roscoe, Texas, where she grew up. Mack preceded her in death July 1, 1986.
Maria Heredia Olivarez, 70, died Aug. 31, 2014, at her residence in Lamesa. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Big Spring. A meal will be offered in the church hall after the service.
She was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Knott and married Francisco Olivarez.
The silver lining behind all the dark clouds that have hovered over the area the past week is that water â€” lots and lots of water â€” is pouring into Colorado River Municipal Water District reservoirs.
Rainfall associated with the remnants of a Pacific hurricane dumped more than 10 inches of rain over parts of this area during the past week, and a lot of that precipitation is finding its way into Lake J.B. Thomas, the oldest and driest of CRMWDâ€™s reservoirs.
Odder Johnson 91, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Holston Banks officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park with military honors. He will be in state Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
He was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Henderson, Texas to Nora and Amos Johnson. He worked for the city of Big Spring. After retirement, he worked for Safeway in Dallas. He was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church.
Robert Baeza, 67, of Big Spring, died Saturday Sept. 21, 2014 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.
Verna Ashford, 81, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
LaVera Alexander, 94, of San Angelo, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in San Angelo care center. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Jolanda Salazar Flores, 57, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at University Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
VINCENT â€” A woman trapped on the roof of her vehicle was one of four people rescued in separate incidences Saturday in the rain-swollen north eastern area of Howard County.
The first call came in at 5:50 a.m. about a woman whose car was stuck in barrow ditch, trapped because of rapidly running water, according to a very wet and cold Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan. The woman said she had been trapped since about 5 a.m.
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Reta Faught, 82, of Big Spring, Texas, died Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, at her home. Memorial services will be 10a.m. Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Pastor Elwin Collom officiating.
She was born to Marie and Red Barrington on Aug. 21, 1932 in Caradan, Texas. She married Chester Faught on Oct. 5, 1951, in Coleman, Texas. She moved from Odessa, Texas, to Big Spring in 1960. She was a homemaker and member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.