February 7th, 2011
Erin Alexis Wheeler Cook, 28, of Stanton died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, in a Snyder hospital following injuries sustained in a boating accident.
Erin was born to Gene and Alexis Gayle Wheeler on April 6, 1982, in Midland. She married her best friend, Kevin Lendon Cook of Stanton, on May 15, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Stanton with the Rev. Daniel C. Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Floyd Forest Phillips left this earth Feb. 4, 2011, at home in Roxton. He was born May 21, 1920, in Glasscock County to John J. Phillips and Laura Ballard Phillips.
Graveside services will be held in Big Spring at the Mount Olive Cemetery on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. under the direction of Wise Funeral Home in Bonham. You may sign the online guest register at www.wisefuneralhome.com
Ancil Don Worthan, â€śA.D.â€ť of Abilene was born to Earl Darwin and Hazel Rene Worthan on Dec. 7, 1931, in Abernathy and was called home by his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Pastor Scott Beard of Fountain Gate Fellowship will officiate a Celebration of Life service at the chapel of Northâ€™s Funeral Home, located at 242 Orange Street, Abilene, on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, beginning at 12:30, with his final interment at the Texas V.A. Cemetery in Abilene. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Shirley June Barrett, 73, was born on April 23, 1937 in Big Spring.
She departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. She was retired at her time of departure. She was raised in Big Spring.
Services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m.
LAKE J.B. THOMAS â€” A boating accident and near-freezing temperatures took the lives of two Stanton women over the weekend.
Melody Cook, 46, and her daughter-in-law, Erin Cook, 28, died after their boat capsized Saturday during a family fishing trip at Lake J.B. Thomas.
According to investigators, the women were in a boat with Melody's husband, Kyle, and the couple's step-son, Kevin. When the boat capsized, Kevin, Melody and Erin swam for shore in the frigid water. Authorities said the temperature was about 34 degrees at the time of the accident.
No doubt, it's about trout.
And kids, of course.
The Greater Big Spring Rotary Club will stage the third Kid's Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Comanche Trail Lake. It's held at this time of year to take advantage of the lake's recent stocking of trout by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Ken McIntosh, pastor of the First Christian Church, Greater Rotary member and event chairman, began the tournament in 2009. The Rotary Club officially hooked the event two years ago.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ RILEY ERIK WOOD, 18, of 605 Highland Dr., was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
â€˘ CLIFFORD LYNN WOODS, 33, of 1409 Oriole, was arrested Sunday on warrants for hindering officers discharging official duties, driving without being secured by safety belt and failure to appear.
â€˘ ARMANDO JOSE CERVANTES, 18, of 1304 Madison, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
A reward has been offered for information leading to the whereabouts and/or safe return of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City, who has been missing since Dec. 27. Call the Colorado City Police Department at (325) 728-5294 with information.
Some Howard College choir members will get the chance to sing on a much bigger stage.
Five Howard College choral students have won all-state recognition and one has gained national honors.
Kevin Porras, Damian Perez, Nadia Garcia and Amber Bernal of Big Spring and Brantley Cahoon of Forsan were recently named to the Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors' All-State Honor Choir, HC Music Director Eddie Vandewalker announced.
Final reading of a measure that could help the municipality save between $5,000 and $25,000 a year tops the agenda for Monday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council.
The meeting — which was rescheduled for Monday to avoid conflicts with Howard County Day in Austin — is set to get under way at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.