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October 3rd, 2011

Pets blessed during St. Mary's annual event

October 3, 2011

The sun was shinning and tails were wagging while a lone feline's complaining wail wafted over St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church Bennett Garden Sunday afternoon as more than a dozen pets and their owners participated in the parish's annual Blessing of the Animals.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

October 3, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARQUETTA LANAE HILL, 28, of Odessa, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• PATRICIA AGUILAR, 21, of 1900 Martin Luther King Blvd. Apt. 305, was arrested Sunday on a warrant from another agency.
• ROY JOHNSON, 68, of 707 Wyoming, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1600 block of S. Johnson.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1500 block of E. Fourth Street.

Johnnie B. Weeks

October 3, 2011

Johnnie B. Weeks, 92, of Mesquite, formerly of Big Spring died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her daughter Beth's home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Royce Clay and Rick Cunningham officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the funeral home.

Jimmy Grant

October 3, 2011

Jimmy Grant, 66, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Coahoma Cemetery with Chaplain Lynn Robertson of Compass Hospice officiating. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

Eligio 'Lee' Viasana

October 3, 2011

Eligio "Lee" Viasana, 59, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at his residence. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Lee was born April 4, 1952, in Iraan, Texas. He came to Big Spring as a young man and worked in the oil fields. He later began working for the Big Spring Independent School District.

Phyllis V. Sparks

October 3, 2011

Phyllis V. Sparks, 88, of Cedar Park, formerly of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in a Cedar Park nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

October 1st

Johnnie B. Weeks

October 1, 2011

Johnnie B. Weeks, 92, of Mesquite, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at her daughter's home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Eligio 'Lee' Viasana

October 1, 2011

Eligio "Lee" Viasana, 58, of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Clayton W. Bettle

October 1, 2011

Clayton W. Bettle, 91, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in a Temple hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the First Baptist Church Chapel, Big Spring, with the Rev. Mark Lindsey officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Clayton was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Alta Mae Gage on Feb. 12, 1947, in Big Spring. She preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 2010.

Enrique 'Ricky' Charles Vela

October 1, 2011

Funeral services for Enrique "Ricky" Charles Vela, 33, of Big Spring, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel in Lamesa.
Burial followed in Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.
Mr. Vela died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Big Spring.
He was born on March 31, 1978, in Lubbock. He graduated from Lamesa High School.
He worked for several years at the dialysis center in Big Spring as a dialysis technician.
Preceding him in death were his mother, Alice Suzanne Pickle; and father, Henry Vela.

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