Jonnie Gunnels

Jonnie Gunnels, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with the Rev. Ken McMeans, pastor of College Baptist Church, officiating.The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the funeral home.She was born March 21, 1925, in Rising Star, Texas, and married Clyde Gunnels on Nov. 27, 1945, in Eastland, Texas. He preceded her in death July 1, 1989.Jonnie moved to Big Spring in 1951 from Rising Star. She served as interim director of the Heritage Museum after her mother, Geraldine Atwell, who was the founding curator for the museum, retired. She was a homemaker and was a member of College Baptist Church.Survivors include one son Kerry Gunnels and wife Marice of Grapevine; one daughter, Kathy Sellman and husband, Joe of Midland; and four grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by her parents, Alva Moore and Geraldine Atwell.The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Carolyn Brooks, P. O. Box 2121, Big Spring, Texas 79721-2121 or to the American Diabetes Association, 8008 Slide Rd., Lubbock, Texas 79424.Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: