August 14th, 2014
Clara Hernandez, 92, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
C.F. Watznauer, 84, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
The suspects in the murder of a Big Spring man are in police custody after being on the run for two weeks.
According to Lubbock police, 21-year-old Mayra J. Caraveo was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Marshals in Hobbs, N.M., in connection with the Aug. 30 stabbing death of 18-year-old Fabian Rios in Lubbock. A second subject, 18-year-old Noel Serrano surrendered to U.S. Marshals in Lubbock Tuesday evening, according to Lubbock PD. Caraveo was in the Lea County Jail awaiting transfer to Lubbock this morning. Serrano was still in the Lubbock County jail as of press time.
Big Spring will have a small, extra source of revenue for the next couple of years.
During their Tuesday meeting, City Council members approved a plan to sell city-owned well water to construction firms working on the U.S. 87 reliever route.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.
Joyce Kemper Ditto, 86, of Big Spring, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug.14, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Shawn Gary and Derrick Looney, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born June 16, 1928, in Dallas, Texas, and married Clarence "Son" Ditto Dec. 21, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2002.
Betty Lou Smith Miller, 82, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Big Spring,Texas, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Conroe. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born May 10, 1932, in Mitchell County, Texas, to Walter Earnest Smith and Lula Mae Slaton. Betty married Richard Miller Nov. 6, 1953, in Carlsbad, N.M.
Meliton A. âLingoâ Viera Jr., 50, of Big Spring, Texas, died Sunday Aug. 10, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. A prayer service will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park. The Rev. Joe Torres will be officiating.
Alfred Ray Lang, 62, of Big Spring, Texas, died Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services and burial will be in Giddings, Texas.
He was born to Inez and Tenolia Lang on April 15, 1952 in Marlin, Texas. He had been a resident of Big Spring for more than 30 years. He was a certified welder and had worked for Big Spring State Hospital and Golden Plains Care Center. He also was a carpet layer. He was a member and trustee at Mount Bethel Baptist Church.
Bob Stewart, 81, of Big Spring, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Spring Creek Fellowship with Derrick Looney and Sue Hart, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the services. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Hermleigh, Texas, and married Ben Ella Milner May 14, 1954, in Joshua, Texas.
Becky Salgado, 47, of Big Spring, Texas, died Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, at her residence.Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com/