Howard County Obituaries

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Obituary: Meyers & Smith Funeral Home, Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas

Callie Roy Bennett, 75, of Big Spring went to her heavenly home at 10:12 AM Monday, April 25, 2005, at the home of her daughter in The Colony, Texas. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM Friday, April 29, 2005, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Cotton, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
Callie was born December 12, 1929, in Big Spring to R. W. McNew and Delia Hamlin McNew which were long time residents of Howard County. Callie graduated from Big Spring High School in 1946 and attended Howard County Junior College. She worked in nursing for several years, the Howard County Insurance Agency, Bon El Answering Service, B&M Bail Bond, and PAC Tel Paging and Beeper Service. She retired in 2002.
Callie had been a member of Trinity Baptist Church since March 10, 1942. She held a Life Membership in the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers. She was an active member of the Mighty Oaks Senior Citizen Organization and the Gamesters at Trinity Baptist Church. Callie was also a Past Noble Grand of the Big Spring Rebekah Lodge #284. She was selected as the Business Woman of the Year in 1992 by the Scenic Cactus Chapter of America.
She is survived by 1 daughter: Debbie Parker and her husband Benny of The Colony, Texas; 1 son: Jerry Bennett and his wife Donna of Big Spring; and 5 grandchildren: Michelle Parker and C. J. Ashley, both of Lubbock, Stacy Parker of Brownsboro, Scarlet Ashley of San Angelo, and Skyler Ashley of Midland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters: Bonnie Bennett, Gertrude McCann, and Ethel McCracken, and 1 brother: Jack McNew.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Hamlin, Robert Howland, Skipper Howland, Earl Permenter, Oscar Garza, Scotty McNew, Danny Clark, and Bryan Scroggins.
The family suggests memorials to Trinity Baptist Church Missionary Fund, % Trinity Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1448, Big Spring, Texas 79721.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Dateline: Big Spring
Name: Utah A. Campbell, 83
Died: February 13, 2005
Utah A. Campbell, 83, of Big Spring, died on Sunday, February 13, 2005, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born on October 24, 1921, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and married Ola Mae McNew in 1948 in Big Spring, Texas.
Mr. Campbell had lived in Big Spring since 1948. He served in the United States Army from 1940 to 1946. Utah was captured in Corrigador and held as a prisoner of war for three years. He received numerous decorations and citations including American Defense Service Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Philippine Defense Service Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge WD G#2 9Mar42 & 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Victory Ribbon, 1 Service Stripe, 7 Overseas Service Bars.
Utah loved country music and enjoyed dancing at the Senior Citizen Center. He also enjoyed working in the yard.
Survivors include his wife, Ola Mae (Sally) Campbell of Big Spring; two sons, Rusty Campbell and Sandy Campbell, both of Lubbock.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Abilene Reporter - July 26, 1972
Mrs. Polly Clem
Big Spring (RNS) - Funeral for Mrs. Billy D. (Polly) Clem, 21, of Big Spring, who died Sunday of injuries resulting from a July 4 auto accident, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Cotton, associate minister officiating.
Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Trinity Memorial Park.
Born Oct. 11, 1950, in Big Spring, she married Billy D. Clem June 17, 1972, in Big Spring. She graduated from Big Spring High School in 1971 and from Baltai Reese School of Hair Dressing and Cosmetology.
Survivors are her husband, Sgt. Billy D. Clem of Webb AFB; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron McCracken of Big Spring; one brother, Bobby Joseph McCracken of Big Spring; maternal grandmother, Mrs. R. W. McNew of Big Spring; a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Mrs. Cline, 73;
Rites Thursday
Roma Lavada Cline, 73, died today in a local hospital following a long illness.
Mrs. Cline was born in Denton County, Texas, Aug 26, 1898 and was married to W.O. Cline Oct. 19 1914. She had lived in this area since 1906.
Funeral services are pending.
Survivors include her husband W.O. of the home, two daughters, Mrs. W.R. Madewell, Mrs. Estein Roper, Big Spring; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Jasper cline, Mrs. Roy Williams, and Mrs. Jack Nall all of Big Spring.
Taken from the Big Spring Daily Herald - May, 1972
Submitted by Mary (Madewell) Eklund, granddaughter


Wiley Cline
Wiley O. Cline, 91, died at a 9:30 p.m., Friday in a local hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be held at 10: a.m. Monday in Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Claude N. Craven, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Park.
Mr. Cline was born Oct. 7, 1888 in Fannin County, Tex. He moved to Howard County in 1904 from Fannin County. He married Roma Lavada McNew Oct 29, 1914, in Big Spring. She preceded him in death May 24, 1972, He was a retired farmer and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Madewell and Estein Roper, both of Big Spring, five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lynn Atkinson, Salem, Ore. and a number of nieces and nephews.
Taken from the Big Spring Daily Herald -December, 1979
Submitted by Mary (Madewell) Eklund, granddaughter


Abilene Reporter - Sept 18, 1961
Kirby Funeral Slated Tuesday Big Spring - Funeral for
Joseph Russell Kirby, 73 will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Nalley-Pickle Chapel with Salvation Army Capt. James G. Jay and the Rev. Jack Stricklan; pastor of E 4th St. Baptist church officiating.
Burial will be in City Cemetery.
Mr. Kirby, former Webb Air Force Base and Big Spring State Hospital employee died Sunday morning in a local hospital.
He was born Aug. 19, 1888, and moved to Big Spring in 1945 from Wood County.
Surviving are his wife; five sons, Verdean and M. L. of Big Spring, Joe of Winnsboro, Marvin of Vista, Calif. and Jimmy of Midland; two stepsons, William and Norman McNew of Big Spring, a sister, Mrs. Essie Bland of Haskell, 12 grandchildren and on great-grandchild.
Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund

 


BIG SPRING DAILY HERALD
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1968

A. KNAPPE, 83, HOWARD COUNTY OLD TIMER DIES

A. Knappe, 83, the ranking old timer of Howard County, died Thursday evening after being in failing health for several years.
Mr. Knappe, born in Martin County, August 11, 1884, had lived in Big Spring since 1886. For a quarter of a century, he was almost as much an institution as was the Howard County Old Settlers Reunion itself.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nalley Pickle Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Byron Orand, pastor of the College Baptist Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. James Puckett, Baptist Temple pastor. Burial will be in the IOOF Section of the City Cemetery.
Mr. Knappe's parents, Alvis and Techla Scholz Knappe, were immigrants who settled in the German community of Marienfeld (now Stanton) in 1882, the year after the Texas & Pacific Railway Company extended through and opened up this area to settlement.
A butcher by trade, he operated his own business here for more than half a century. Long before modern conveniences, he carried his wares to the doorsteps of Big Spring homes. He rigged a tripod north of town and did his slaughtering there. Each day, he packed fresh meat in the bed of a wagon (later a truck) and moved about town, slicing steaks and roasts to the specifications of housewives.
Later, he constructed a frame building near his home at 2006 Nolan, then on the southern perimeter of town, and for over four decades operated this business. In later years his sons succeeded him in running the popular meat market, although Mr. Knappe continued to be around to help and give advice.
A cook of the old cowboy school, he delighted in helping with the annual old settlers reunion. Until his failing health prevented in recent years, he helped prepare the food for the reunion. Until the Boy Scout Roundup was suspended for a time about 10 years ago, he had cooked for this every year.
Mr. Knappe had made his home most recently at a nursing home in Sand Springs. He died there at 9:50 p.m. Thursday.
He was a member of Mullen Lodge 372, IOOF, and of Rebekah Lodge 284.
Surviving him are four sons, Carl Knappe, Big Spring, Henry Knappe, Houston, Roy Knappe, Athens, Ohio, and Edward Knappe, Pecos; three daughters, Mrs. Perry Daily, Mrs. J.W. Neece and Mrs. Peggy Vaughn, all of Big Spring. He also leaves seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert Currie, John Masters, Marvin Sewell, Jim Kinsey, Cecil Leatherwood, Robert Evans, O. E. Wolfe and Jess Slaughter.

Submitted by  Beth Love


Big Spring Daily Herald
July 17, 1977

Henry Knappe, 61, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, in a local hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Loraine Cemetery.
He was born April 2, 1916 in Big Spring.
He was in the slaughter house business in Big Spring for over 40 years with his father and brothers, in the A. Knappe & Sons Slaughter House.  He married Joyce Compton August 13, 1950 in Roswell, New Mexico.  He retired in 1969.  He was a veteran of World War II and is survived by his widow, Joyce, of Big Spring; two sons, Craig Knappe of the home and Tommy Jackson of Houston; one daughter , Peggy Joyce Cobler, Lake Grandbury, four grandchildren, three brothers, Carl Knappe of Big Spring, Roy Knappe of Ohio, and Edward Knappe of Pecos; three sisters, Peggy Vaughn, Dorothy Fay Neece, and Mrs. Perry Daily of Big Spring.

Submitted by  Beth Love


Meyers & Smith Funeral Home, Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas

Bobbie McCracken, 53, of Amarillo formerly of Big Spring died Monday, February 6, 2006, in Amarillo. Graveside Services will be at 10:00 AM Friday at Mt. Olive Memorial Park with Rev. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
He was born August 18, 1952 in Howard County, Texas. He grew up in Big Spring, living most of his life here, and moved to Amarillo 15 years ago. He attended Seminary in Arlington. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his stepmother: June McCracken of Big Spring; and a number of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Ethel McNew McCracken and Byron McCracken; and 1 sister: Polly Clem.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Abilene Reporter - November 2, 1977
Ethel McCracken
Big Spring - Ethel Mae McCracken, 60, of Big Spring died at 11:20 p.m., Monday in a Lubbock hospital after a lengthy illness, Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church.
Dr. Claude Craven, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Par, directed by Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home.
Born April 3, 1917, in Howard County, she worked for J. B. Collins Insurance Agency since 1958, becoming a partner and later purchasing the agency with her sister, Bonnie. She had lived in Big Spring all her life. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was a member and officer of Altrusa International and the Big Spring Insurance Association.
Survivors include a son, Bobby of Big Spring; her mother, Mrs. R. W. McNew of Big Spring; three sisters, Gertrude McCann, Bonnie Bennett and Callie Bennett, all of Big Spring; a brother, R. X. (Jack) of Big Spring; and several nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Polly Clem, died July 23, 1972.
Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Abilene Reporter News, January 2, 1963
Mrs. Isaac McNew of Big Spring Dies
Mrs. Isaac (Emma Amelia) McNew 68, resident here 58 years, died in a Big Spring hospital at 6 a. m. Tuesday.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday River Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Born May 8, 1894 in Fayette County, Tex., she lived at 404 N. W. Ninth St. here. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include her husband, one son A. W. of El Paso; three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Mae Hare of Post, Mrs. Ruby Jennings of Big Spring and Mrs. Sylvia Gilbert of Arlington; four brothers; Louie Matthies of Knott, Otto of Nebraska, Albert of Bolan and Alfred of Ft. Worth; three sisters, Mrs Anna Heckler of Big Spring, Mrs Louis McNew of Lamesa and Mrs. Lillie Henderson of Big Spring; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund
 


J T McNew Dies; Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Joseph Tillman McNew, 76, who succumbed early Wednesday, will be held in the Eberley chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

McNew born in Union county, Tenn, had been in ill health for several months, and was enroute to a local hospital when he succumbed. He had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. Gladys Cline who lives north of Big Spring.

Survivors include four sons, William Jackson McNew, James Franklin McNew, Ike Nelson McNew of Knott and Roy Wayne McNew of the Vealmoor route; four daughters, Mrs. Roma Cline, Ackerley route, Mrs. Jewell Williams, Knott route, Mrs. Beatrice White, Big Spring, and Mrs. Gladys Cline, Knott and one sister, Mrs Sara Edmondson of Lamesa.

Eberley funeral home is directing arrangements.

Taken from the Big Spring Daily Herald - Wednesday, June 30, 1943, page 3
Submitted by Mary (Madewell) Eklund
 


Death Takes Pioneer of Howard Co.
Funeral Rites Said Thursday Afternoon For Mrs. J. T. McNew
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Elisa McNew; wife of J. T. McNew, pioneer resident of Howard county who succumbed at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday in Big Spring. Burial was made in the New Mt. Olive cemetery following rites at the Eberley Funeral home conducted by Rev. Horace Goodman. Music was directed by Mr. and Mrs. Ira M. Powell.
Mrs. McNew, 66, had resided with her husband in this county for approximately 30 years. Their home is on the Knott route, but since she became ill about three weeks ago, Mrs. McNew and a daughter had lived at 311 Goliad street, in the city, and she succumbed at that place.
Mrs. McNew was born November 14, 1869 in Union county, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, four sons and four daughters. The sons are W.J., J.F.,  I.N. and Roy W. McNew all of the Knott and Ackerly section; and the daughters are Mrs. W.O. Cline of Clyde; Mrs. Roy Williams, Knott; Mrs. Dick Ross of Midland; and Miss Gladys McNew of Knott. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Annie Green of Oklahoma; a half sister, Mrs. Norah Damwood of Nashville, Tenn; two brothers, Alfred Boruff of Oklahoma City and El Caney Boruff of Knoxville, Tenn; and a half brother Elvin Boruff of Knoxville.
Here for the funeral were two of Mr. McNew’s brothers, J.E. and J.L. McNew of the Lamesa route, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Edmondson of Lamesa.
Pallbearers were Ramsey Balch, Frank Hodnett, J. E. Brown, Louis Mathews, Will Walker and Nixon McGinnis.
Taken from the Big Spring Daily Herald, July, 1936
Submitted by Mary (Madewell) Eklund, great granddaughter.


Died: Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Pat McNew, 65, of Big Spring, died on Tuesday, November 18, 2003, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, November 21, 2003 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Captain Russ and Linda Keeney, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
She was born on January 17, 1938, in Big Spring, Texas and married William J. McNew on May 14, 1955 in Hobbs, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on January 8, 2003.
The daughter of Jess and Anize Rushing, Pat was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and attended schools here. She was a homemaker and had worked as a private sitter in homes and nursing homes.
She was a member of the Salvation Army and had volunteered for many years.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, W. J. McNew and Julie Redding of Big Spring; three daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Jim Tubbs of Midland, Beverly and Buddy Smithie and Debra Myrick and Bobby Terrill all of Big Spring; one brother and sister-in-law, Travis and Jackie Rushing of Big Spring; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gene and Ann Thompson of Fort Worth, John and Sue Finch of Clearwater, Florida and Norman and Billie McNew of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Stephanie Ann Merfield.
The family will be at 1615 Lark.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Big Spring Daily Herald, January 9, 2003
William J. McNew, 67, of Big Spring, died on Wednesday, January 8, 2003, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 PM Saturday, January 11, 2003, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Captain Russ Keeney and Major Roy Tolcher both of the Salvation Army, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born on December 9, 1935 in Denton, Texas and married Patsy Rushing on May 14, 1955 in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Mr. McNew was a lifelong resident of Big Spring. He enjoyed cooking, fishing and collecting junk. He loved his family, kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Salvation Army and a Men's Club volunteer.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy McNew of Big Spring; three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Buddy Smithie of Big Spring, Wanda and Jim Tubbs of Midland and Debbie Myrick and Bobby Terrill of Big Spring; one son, William J. McNew of Big Spring; six grandchildren, Shannon and Angela Smithie, Brandie and Tony Jetton, Chris and Kelly Myrick, Samantha Myrick and Kaman Barber all of Big Spring, Kimberly Tubbs of Harlingen and James Tubbs of Midland; one brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Billie McNew of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Gene Thompson of Ft. Worth and Sue and John Finch of Florida; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Stephanie Merrifield and an infant brother.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Big Spring.

Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Obituary - Big Spring Daily Herald, May 15, 1960
W. J. McNew Rites Monday
Services for William J. McNew are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Monday in the Nalley Pickle Funeral Home with the Rev. L. J. Power officiating. Interment will be in city cemetery.
Mr. McNew died at 6:00 a.m. Saturday in Austin. He had been in ill health 4 years. He was born April 26, 1886 in Knoxville, Tenn. He came to Howard Co. in 1904.
Arrangements are being handled by Nalley Pickle Funeral Home and nephews will be pallbears.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Weihert, Clovis, N. M., Miss Ann McNew and Miss Sue McNew, both of Big Spring; two sons, William and Norman of Big Spring and Elvin of California; three brothers, Ike and Roy of Big Spring and Frank of Knott; four sisters, Mrs. Jack Nall and Mrs. Wylie Cline of Big Spring, Mrs. Roy Williams of Knott, Mrs. Jasper Cline of Vealmoore; and six grandchildren.
Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Obituary from Nalley Pickle Funeral Home
Name: Arthur "Art" Madewell, 79
Died: January 18, 2007, in Big Spring, Texas
Arthur "Art" Madewell, 79, of Big Spring, died on Thursday, January 18, 2007, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 26, 2007 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Patrick, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born on February 1, 1927, in Denton, Texas and married Rosalene Balch on January 7, 1951 in Big Spring, Texas. She preceded him in death on September 1, 2001.
Art had lived in Big Spring most of his life and owned the City Body Shop for sixty-two years before retiring. Arthur was known in the Big Spring area by many people and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one sister, Alameta Lee of Denton; one niece, Glennes Wilkinson Langford and husband, Fred of Mabank; three great nephews, Jason Langford, Kevin Langford, and Adam Langford all of Mabank.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rosalene Madewell, three brothers and two sisters.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Obituary, Big Spring Daily Herald, Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas
       
Rosalene Balch Madewell, 76, of Big Spring, died on Saturday, September 1, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with , officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. She was born on October 20, 1924 in Big Spring, Texas and married Arthur Madewell on January 7, 1951 in Big Spring. She was a book keeper for Cunningham Phillips Drug Stores and City Body Shop for 40 years. She was a member of the garden clubs in Big Spring and member of the Humane Society. Rosalene was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Art Madwell of Big Spring; one sister, Vera Wilkerson of Cedar Creek Lake; several neices and nephews. Family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday, September 3, 2001, at the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. 
Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund 


Bill Milliken Obituary

Bill Milliken Obituary

Submitted by Keith Hunter


1/11/2008 10:00:00 PM (Marble Falls Highlander)
Russell Milliken, Jr.
July 9, 1925 -Jan. 6, 2008
Russell
Franklin Milliken, Jr., 82, died at his home in Florence, Texas, on
Jan. 6. He was born July 9, 1925, in Ira, Texas, and spent his youth
growing up in nearby Westbrook.

After finishing school Russell soon joined the United States Army and a few months later married Nelda Jo York.

He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant after serving in the 508th Infantry regiment that fought at Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. After the war he returned home where he farmed, worked in the oil fields, and eventually owned his own service station in Big Spring. After retiring from Mobil he and Jo moved to Burnet in the mid 1980s where they lived at Enchanted Valley near Lake LBJ.

In addition to his wife Jo, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joe Don Milliken, in September 1991.

Russell is survived by one daughter, Ann Morrow and husband, Tommy, of Florence; two sons, Bruce Milliken and wife, Karen, of Florence and Joe Milliken and wife, Mary, of Melvin, Texas; one brother, Bill Milliken of Coahoma, Texas; one sister, Vera Lee Hunter of Marble Falls; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet with the Rev. Ellen Ely officiating.

Burial was held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Coahoma Cemetery in Coahoma, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the playground renovation fund at the First United Methodist Church of Burnet or to any favorite charity or organization.

Funeral services entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.
Submitted by Keith Hunter

 


Name: Leatrice Joy Whitehead, 79
Died: July 13, 2007, in Big Spring, Texas
Leatrice Joy (Ross) Whitehead, 79, of Big Spring, died on Friday, July 13, 2007, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rev. Joel Miller, officiating.
She was born in Big Spring, Texas on November 10, 1927. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beatrice (McNew) Nall and Step-father, Jack Nall.
Ms. Whitehead grew up in Big Spring, Texas and graduated from Big Spring High School. She was part of the first graduating class of Howard College. She went on to receive a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ms.Whitehead pursued a career as a public relations professional in Houston, Texas for over 30 years, receiving recognitions and awards for her work. She retired and returned to Big Spring at which time she worked for Howard College as a Director of Development and later worked for the Big Spring Herald where she wrote a popular local column, "Tidbits". She was actively involved in supporting numerous civic and arts groups in both Big Spring and Houston. Her goal was to give something back to her community.
Ms. Whitehead is survived by her son, Patt Lilly and wife, Sherri of St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Claire Lilly of Lago Vista, Texas, Zachary Kerns and wife, Rosemary of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jenny Cathcart and husband, Mark of St. Joseph, Missouri; three great grandchildren and long-time friend, Tip Anderson of Big Spring, Texas.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Big Spring Humane Society, PO Box 823, Big Spring, Texas 79721 or to the St. Joseph Public Library, 927 Felix Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501.

Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


Big Spring Daily Herald - June, 1999

Graveside service for Charles Dean Williams, 46, Rockdale, formerly of Big Spring, will be 11  a.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, at Trinity Memorial Park with Rev. Arnold Tonn, pastor of Spring  Tabernacle, officiating. 
Mr. Williams died June 9, at Seton Medical Center in Austin.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1952 in Big Spring He grew up in Big Spring and graduated from Big  Spring High School. He had lived in the Austin and Rockdale area since graduating. Mr.  Williams had been very active in church work, especially the music ministry and was also an ordained minister and had been pastor of the Rock Church in Rockdale.
Mr. Williams was active in Little League and had been a foster parent for over 20 children. He  was a heavy equipment operator and also had worked with the sheriff's department in Thrall,  especially with the National Narcotics Detector Dog Association.
Survivors include: one son, Dustin Williams of Lake Travis; two daughters, Christy Angel of  Austin, and Rhema Williams of Lake Travis; his parents, Charles and Earlane Williams of Big  Spring; one brother, Bobby Williams of Big Spring; two sisters, Debra Kuykendall and Cathy  Williams, both of Big Spring; his maternal grandmother, Lora Stoudt of Big Spring and three grandchildren.

 Submitted by: Mary (Madewell) Eklund


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