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Alma Shafer, 78, of Vincent died Friday, March 2, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Ben Neel officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Big Spring, Texas, and married LaRoy Shafer on Nov. 7, 1953, in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1994.
Alma was a life-long resident of Howard County, was a homemaker and was a member of Vincent Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Shafer and wife Tanya of Gail and Tony Shafer of Vincent; one daughter, Tami Hill and husband Ray of Snyder; seven grandsons, Caleb Shafer and wife Chelsea of Lubbock, Cole Shafer of Vincent, Logan Hill of Lubbock, Gil Shafer of Odessa, R.T. Shafer of San Angelo, and Quint Shafer and Kurt Shafer, both of Gail; four granddaughters, Segan Shafer and Natalie Blair and husband Beau, all of Lubbock, Camry Hill of Eastland and Clair Shafer of Gail; three great-grandsons, Hunter Blair, Max Blair and Ethan Thornton, all of Lubbock; one great-granddaughter, Scarlette Shafer of Keller; two sisters, Dot Gay of Albany, Ga., and Inez Shivers of Big Spring; and three brothers, James Crittenden of Roswell, N.M., George Crittenden of Denver City and Donny Crittenden of Big Spring.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis, Eugene, Morris and Robert Crittenden; and two sisters, Eunice Winn and Charlene Shipp.
The family suggests memorials be made to Compass Hospice, 1003 East FM 700, Big Spring, Texas 79720.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com