October 1st, 2012
Nell O'Neal Philley, 85, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 at Ochiltree Cemetery in Perryton, Texas, with the Rev. Ken McIntosh officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born to Bill and Lora Wilson Sept. 1, 1927, in Ochiltree County, Texas, and married W. H. Philley Sept. 22, 1957, in Perryton, Texas. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2006.
Marvin Winton, 74, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at his residence. Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 14, 1937, to Mamie and Samuel Winton in Mercedes, Texas. He served in the United States Air Force from July 26, 1955 until Oct. 31, 1975, serving during the Vietnam era. He retired as a staff sergeant from Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas. After retiring, he worked for H.W. Smith Transport for 10 years. He has been a resident of Howard County since 1975.
E. Byron Range Jr., DVM, 91, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Remembrance Gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Garrett Hall.
Lucy Thorpe, 55, of Abilene, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Funeral services will be at 3 PM Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel with David Cason, pastor of Broadview Baptist Church of Abilene, officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born July 10, 1957, in Big Spring, Texas to Annabel and David Garcia. She lived most of her life in Big Spring. She had worked at Newsomâ€™s and J.C. Penney. She married Kenneth Thorpe. She later moved to Abilene in 1998 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Broadview Baptist Church of Abilene.
Samuel â€śSammyâ€ť Munoz, 58, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, officiated by Msgr. Plagens, Deacon Clemente Villa and Deacon Johnny Arguello. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Evelyn Flynt Alsup, 87, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
FORSAN â€” Coahoma's homecoming was thwarted by the rain and its game moved to Forsan's more accomodating artificial turf as the endless rain Friday made a mess of Bulldog Stadium. Homecoming activities were postponed until the Stanton game, which is slated for Oct. 12.
Last night, The Bulldogs hosted undefeated Ballinger and the Bearcats mauled Coahoma 21-0.
The loss was Coahoma's third straight as Head Coach Trey Gardner's team has been battling a host of injuries to key players on offense and defense.
Memorial Stadium was awash in sheets of rain Friday as Big Spring hosted Seminole for its last predistrict bout.
The Steers allowed two late scores, but the Indians' rally wasn't enough as Big Spring â€” who recorded an 0-10 record last season â€” improved to 5-0 after a sloppy 29-19 victory.
The rain â€” which didn't let up throughout the entire evening â€” made the game a bit more interesting than BSHS Head Coach Phillip Ritchey may have wanted at times.
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Bailee Grant was named 2012 Howard County Fair Queen this week. Bailee is a sophomore at Coahoma High School. She received a $500 Scholarship to Howard College.