November 18th, 2011
Artha Lee Gibbs, 64, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Holston Banks Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 6, 1946, in Bryan, Texas and married Betty Johnson Dec. 14, 1979 in Big Spring. They moved to Big Spring in 1991 from Bryan, Texas.
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Empty Bowls â€”Five Golden Bowls â€” is right around the corner, but there is still time to purchase a ticket.
Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church â€” located at 911 Goliad â€” 150 people will have the opportunity to not only support the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County, but also to enjoy homemade soups and take home a one-of-a-kind bowl.
â€śThis is a great way for the community to show their support for the United Way and at the same time it draws attention to a problem that exists all over the world,â€ť executive director Sandy Stewart said.
And his impact continues â€¦
Skipper Driver, a major supporter of the Howard County Fair and Relay for Life passed away earlier this year after a long fight with cancer, but by no means has he stopped making a contribution on the community he loved so much.
In honor of Driver, the Howard County Fair Board decided to donate $1 from every ticket sold at the 2011 fair to the local Relay For Life campaign. Tuesday afternoon, members of the fair board, along with Driver's wife Wanda, presented the $4,175 check to members of the Relay For Life committee.
Ralph Edward McLaughlin, age 84, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 14, 2011, at the Palliative Care Unit at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by friends and family.
Ralph, the son of Marvin and Salome Bledsoe McLaughlin, was born on April 6, 1927 in Ralls, Texas. He graduated from Kemper Military High School in 1944 and served briefly in the Army before entering Texas Tech, where he graduated with a degree in finance in 1949.
Petra â€śPatâ€ť Arguello of Coahoma died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Tom Koger, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Coahoma, officiating.
Jacob Anthony Arguello, 9, of Coahoma, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Tom Koger, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Coahoma, officiating.
Randy Gambrell, 61, of Coahoma, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.
He was born June 6, 1950 in Matador, Texas to Isabell and Buddy Gambrell. He has been a resident of Big Spring since 1983. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He married Melanie Carr on Nov. 28, 1985 in Carson, Iowa. He was a contract pumper and was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie Gambrell of Coahoma; his mother, Isabel Gambrell of Forsan, one brother, Richard Gambrell and wife Tissie of Amarillo; two nieces and one nephew.
Jeanine Huskey, 75, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
She was born Sept. 22, 1936 to Sarah and T.E. Osborne in McComb, Miss. She married Alvin Huskey III on Dec. 25, 1973 in Sand Springs. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2011.
Howard County commissioners voted unanimously Monday in favor of an inter-local agreement with the city to lend financial support to the Big Spring State Park, opting to go from a previously approved three-year renewal schedule to revisit the matter annually.
Both local governments have agreed to chip in $10,000 each — to be paid to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department — to help fund the continued operation of the state park, which was targeted for closure by the state earlier this year.