James E. Beaird, 84, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Rivers Francis officiating.
He was born April 15, 1930, in Caddo, Okla., and married Frances Joyce Bryant June 14, 1967, in Breckenridge, Texas.
Ruben Anthony Gonzales Sr., 31, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in an automobile accident in Dawson County. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. tonight in theÂ Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.Â
Ruben was born June 13, 1983, in Big Spring, Texas, to Maria (Brito) and Jose R. Gonzales. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a driller for Patterson Drilling Company.
Stevan Valencia Jr. 34, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec, 4, 2014, in an automobile accident in Dawson County. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m.Â tonight in theÂ Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.Â
Stevan was born Nov. 26, 1980, in Big Spring, Texas, to Delma (Hinojos) and Estevan Valencia Sr. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a driller for Robinson Drilling.
Four Big Spring residents were killed in a pair of tragic vehicle accidents that occurred Thursday and Saturday.
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Here are judging results from Saturday's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade:
BEST IN SHOW
1. Marcy Elementary Student Council
2. (tie) Parkplace Retirement Living and Freda's Trucking
3. ALON USA
BEST USE OF LIGHTING
1. Freda's Trucking
2. ALON USA
3. Marcy Elementary Student Council
BEST INTERPRETATION OF PARADE THEME
1. (tie) Mary Elementary Student Council and ALON USA
2. Braelyn's Treasures
3. Parkplace Retirement Living
1. Parkplace Retirement Living
2. (tie) Howard College and Marcy Elementary Student Council
3. Freda's Trucking
As holiday festivities get into full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay safe and sober when traveling to and from parties and other celebrations.
âWe want drivers to have fun over the holidays, but more importantly, we want them to celebrate responsibly,â said TxDOT Executive Director Lt. Gen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret). âMake a sober ride part of your plans and donât let one bad choice ruin the holidays for you and your family.â
Barbara Clayton Anderson was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Lubbock, Texas, to Jerry Bernard Clayton and Mary Dickinson Clayton. She died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her home on the Muleshoe Ranch.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 North Midkiff Road, Midland, Texas 79705.
Charlotte Smith, 77, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at her residence. Graveside services were at noon Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Oct. 7, 1937, in Angerburg, East Prussia to Elisabeth and Johannes Podehl. She married John Calvin Smith on Nov. 19, 1955, in Germany. He preceded her in death in 1998. They came to Big Spring in 1967. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband in American Hardwood Floor Service, later Smith Hardwood Floor Service. She was a Lutheran.
Ruben Anthony Gonzales Sr., 31, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in an automobile accident in Dawson County. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. A fund has been set up at Myers & Smith Funeral Home to assist the family with the expenses.