November 4th, 2011
Johnnye Bell Marsalis went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 2, 2011, at a care center in Abilene, Texas.
Johnnye was born to John Clifford and Fannie Hinson Bell on Nov. 12, 1922, in Copiah County, Miss. She attended Crystal Spring, Miss., schools, where she graduated valedictorian of her senior class. She attended Draughn Business College in Jackson, Miss., and then worked as a bookkeeper in Jackson, Miss., and Tennessee. She later worked civil service jobs in accounting at Greenville AFB in Mississippi and Webb AFB in Big Spring, Texas.
Bernice L. Jones, 90, of Camdenton, Mo., formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in a nursing home in Camdenton, Mo. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Saturday until service time.
She was born May 22, 1921, in Big Spring, Texas, and married Eluid Amesworth Jones in 1938 in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death April 4, 1997.
Leroy Perkins, 79, of Big Spring passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Kristi Lee Manor in Colorado City, Texas, following a fatal prognosis over the last month. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Thomas L. Guess Jr. was born March 16, 1928, and died Oct. 31, 2011, in his home. He was born in Grenada, Miss., but had been a member of the Big Spring Community for 43 years.
Mike D. Williams, 39, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Holston Banks Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
As winter approaches and the nights begin to get longer, the sun is quickly setting on another year of Steers' football, with the 0-9 Steers heading into Friday night's season finale in Snyder.
The 2011 season has been a disappointing one for Steer Nation, though fans saw their hometown boys come close in several games. The heart-breaking 7-6 season-opening loss to Fort Stockton seemed to set the tone for the season, as it would be the closest Big Spring would come to a win.
Welcome to the final week of the regular season. Get ready for a bumpy, hard-hitting ride. District 2-2A has all the excitement football fans could want this week, as three area teams jockey for position.
The 6-3 Coahoma Bulldogs have already clinched a playoff spot as they sit side-by-side with Idalou at 5-0 in district play. They will be playing for the district title Friday night in Idalou. Bulldogs' head coach Trey Gardner said it was a win-win situation for his team.
Howard County Road Kill running club will be taking on Scenic Mountain and encouraging other residents to accompany them in support of raising awareness about area homeless veterans.
The club, which was founded in 2009, is hosting a 5k walk/run at Big Spring State Park at 9 a.m. Nov. 19. Funds raised through the effort will be used to support veterans through the VA Medical Center and the Disabled American Veterans in Big Spring, according to Otis Franklin, club member. The support will come through help for shelter, food, clothing, employment and dependency treatment.
The contest is ended, but organizers of the chamber's â€śthink positiveâ€ť campaign are hopeful the theme will carry on.
Focus on the Positive campaign â€” sponsored by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce â€” concluded Oct. 28 and 10 winners were named Oct. 31.
Area residents were asked to create and submit a top 10 list of positive things about Howard County, Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan and submit it to the chamber. The lists were combined into one list and at random 10 participants were awarded prizes from area business sponsors.