January 11th, 2012
Elizar Cantu, 68, of Ackerly died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chaplain Larry Hood officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Ackerly.
Selestino â€śPepeâ€ť Hernandez, 61, of Big Spring died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born March 1, 1950, in San Angelo to Dominga and Jesus Hernandez. He had been a cook at Furrâ€™s Cafeteria for many years and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.
Glen R. Overton, 80, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the family receiving friends immediately following the service. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born June 2, 1931, in Big Spring to Fannie and James Overton. He worked in construction in Arizona for 35 years. He married Frances Edens on Oct. 9, 1993. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.
Elisa A. Hart, 36, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Alvah Ruth Hollis, 80, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Preliminary autopsy results on a Big Spring man who died shortly after being found in a roadway last week confirm he was the victim of a hit and run accident, according to law enforcement officials.
Eleutario Torres Padron, 62, was discovered in the roadway by passerbys Thursday evening near the intersection of Sgt. Paredez and Trades Avenue on the city's north side, according to police reports.
Howard County Justice of the Peace Kathryn Wiseman said Monday preliminary autopsy results confirm Padron was struck by a vehicle before being left in the road.
Howard County commissioners approved a number of routine items Monday, including a $1,300 expenditure at the county jail that will make it easier to house inmates, according to jail officials.
According to Jail Administrator Mike Dawson, the inability to isolate water sources in jail cells â€” specifically to showers and sinks â€” has made it tough to house a smaller number of inmates than designed for the areas.
However, some rather inexpensive valves and some plumbing know-how will fix that problem, Dawson told commissioners.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ WILLIAM SCOTT SIMPSON, 49, of 1300 Stanford, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ARTHUR LYNN RICHARDSON, 48, of 906 Douglas, was arrested Monday on warrants for failure to maintain financial responsibility (two counts) and speeding.
â€˘ JUAN ARNULFO CARDINA, 26, of 109 Algerita, was arrested Monday on a warrant for driving while intoxicated â€“ open container.
Lonnie Ferrell Anderson, 70, of Coahoma, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Coahoma Church of Christ with Eddy Pitchford officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service.
He was born March 9, 1941 in Big Spring to Luther "Bud" and Vera Dell Anderson. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Kiser, on Oct. 7, 1960.
Tammy Lynn Torres, 47, of Big Spring died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with Chaplain Cherise Felty officiating.
She was born April 26, 1964, in Los Angeles, Calif. She moved to Big Spring five years ago from Lompoc, Calif.. She was a Christian and a housekeeper.