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July 9th, 2014

Wesley Charles Carroll Jr.

July 9, 2014

Wesley Charles Carroll Jr., of Lago Vista, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2014. Wes was born May 17, 1942, in Big Spring, Texas, and lived there until moving to Lago Vista eight years ago with his wife, Genie.

Wes worked at Sid Richardson Carbon Company for 31 years and retired from the position of Lead Lab Technician in 2004. For much of his life, Wes enjoyed woodworking and made many beautiful pieces of furniture and household objects for his home, friends and family. He was also very athletic and enjoyed playing golf, even passing on this love to his grandson.

James J. (Jimmy) Morton

July 9, 2014

James J. (Jimmy) Morton of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on July 6, 2014, at Heartland Rehab Center in Fort Worth. He had been suffering from a recent fall and the last stages of Alzheimer's. A memorial service and burial are pending at the Fort Worth/Dallas VA National Cemetery.
Jimmy was born March 9, 1930, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Lunie May and Robert Belton (R.B.) Morton. He was the sixth born to a family of eight children, all born there but the youngest, at which time the family left the Wichita Falls area.

July 8th

Former HC All-American killed

July 8, 2014

The Howard College baseball program lost one of its prized former members over the weekend as former All-American standout Elliot Richoux died while celebrating the Independence Day holiday at Lake Conroe on July 4.

Richoux, who was just days from celebrating his 22nd birthday, drowned after jumping off a dock while celebrating the July 4th holiday on Friday.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Kid’s (and adult) triathlon takes off Saturday

July 8, 2014

Anyone who has ever thought or dreamed about running a triathlon has chance to “dip his or her toes” in the sport when the Big Spring Kid’s Triathlon takes off this Saturday.

Don’t let the event title fool you, the triathlon is open to every age, and is geared to first-time competitors to the sport.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Nadine Lillian (Haynes) Hodnett

July 8, 2014

Nadine Lillian (Haynes) Hodnett, 102, of Big Spring, died peacefully at Parkview Nursing Home Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Joey Bacon officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Eva Carrasco Yanez

July 8, 2014

Eva Carrasco Yanez, 64, of Big Spring, died Friday July 4, 2014, in Odessa. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Eva was born to Elena and Ireneo Carrasco on Nov. 27, 1949, in Pecos, Texas. She was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was a Certified Nurse’s Aide. She loved being with her grandchildren, camping, cooking tortillas, beans and chili. One of her favorite past times was bingo.

Ruby Nell Shortes

July 8, 2014

Ruby Nell Shortes went to be with the Lord July 5, 2014, at the age of 94. She was born Jan. 2, 1920, in Enterprise, Ala., to James and Vonnie Simmons. She married Quentin Shortes May 28, 1940. They spent 43 years as Assembly of God missionaries in Guatemala.

Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Quentin Shortes, infant daughter Sheryl Quenell, her parents and three brothers.

Gregorio (George) Bustamante

July 8, 2014

Mr. Gregorio (George) Bustamante of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, passed away at the age of 89 on July 1, 2014. He was born on March 12, 1925, to Ejinio and Paz Bustamante of Barstow, Texas.

He married Margarita Vasquez, served in the U.S. Army and worked at Pyote AFB before moving to Big Spring, Texas, in 1954 and worked at Webb AFB in the motorpool until his retirement in 1976.

He was a Crusillista and sang with a mariachi group from Midland, Texas.

Mary Ellen (Werthe) Pope

July 8, 2014

Mary Ellen (Werthe) Pope, 88, of Big Spring, Texas passed away July 5, 2014. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Feb. 28, 1926, and moved to Big Spring from Mauldin, S.C., where she resided for nearly 40 years. She was a long-standing member of the Mauldin United Methodist Church.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Sam L. Pope, who passed away in December 1997, and her son-in-law, Todd Fulmer, who passed away in August 2012.

Wesley Charles Carroll Jr.

July 8, 2014

Wesley Charles Carroll Jr., of Lago Vista, Texas, formerly of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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