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Myrel McNew, 80, of Big Spring, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at College Baptist Church with Pastor Ken McMeans officiating.
Myrel was born May 11, 1933, in Sparenburg, Texas, to Sadie (Franks) and J. Hobbs McNew. She has been a lifetime resident of Howard County except for a few years in Gardendale and Wolfforth. She owned Village Beauty Shop for many years and also worked for the Boll Weevil Program in Howard County. Her hobby was her grandchildren.
Myrel is survived by one daughter: LaGlenna Hester and husband Rick of Sherman; three grandchildren: Jennifer Hester of Albuquerque, Erick Castille of Oklahoma City and Hailey Hester of Sherman; four sisters: Geraldine Posey and Imogene Adair and husband Bobby, all of Big Spring, Shirley Croft and husband Bill of Neosho, Mo., and Nell Burgess of Big Spring; two brothers: Joe McNew and wife Billie of Carlsbad, N.M., and Jake McNew of Gardendale; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials to College Baptist Church, 1105 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Aubrey, LeRoy, Ray and Rick.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com