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Ruelene Porter

May 08, 1937 - Nov 30, 2023

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Big Spring, TX

Our sweet momma, Ruelene Wyatt Porter, 86, of Big Spring, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, peacefully in her sleep. Ruelene was born on May 8, 1937 to Ruel C. Wyatt and Modehn Williams in Hobbs, NM. After graduating from Whitharral High School, she went on to Wayland Baptist University on a vocal scholarship. She started her first job at the Law offices of John A. Coffee as a secretary. She then went on to Elliott & Waldron Abstract Company as an abstractor and finished her...Read More

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Donna Kay Nichols

Jul 19, 1959 - Feb 15, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Donna Kay Nichols, 64 of Colorado City went to be with her Lord and Savior after a brief illness and stay at the Big Spring Center for Skilled care on Thursday, February 15, 2024 with her loving family by her side. She was born on July 19, 1959 in Denison Texas to Mervin Fred Owens Jr. and Ava Irene Chipman Owens. Donna was a kind loving woman who lived by her faith, being devoted to God and family and always showing love and kindness to others. She spent the majority of her life as a Certified Nurse’s Aide working at Kristi Lee Manor in Colorado City for most of it. She was a great wife but an even better mother and grandmother always making sure to be there for her children and her granddaughter whenever she was needed. In her younger years she enjoyed spending time with her father watching her siblings sporting events, then going to local football games, and she never stopped being “daddy’s little girl” a title she carried proudly until she passed. As she got older she enjoyed traveling with her family, especially the trip to Fredericksburg and the trip to Abilene when her granddaughter Abbigail was born. In her spare time she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, coloring in adult coloring books, reading, listening to a good joke, and spending time with her family. Donna was a member of the Dunn Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Lion’s Club for a couple of years. Donna is survived by her husband Michael Nichols of Colorado City, by her mother Ava “Chic” Owens of Abilene, by a son Bradley Nichols of Colorado City, daughters Nicole Allen and husband David of Big Spring and Jessica Nichols of Colorado City, and by a granddaughter Abbigail Allen of Big Spring. She is also survived by a brother Ralph Owens and wife Stephanie of Round Rock and by a sister Tammy Salisbury and husband Tom of Abilene, as well as by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father Mervin Owens Jr., and by a son Anthony Nichols. A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held at Kiker Seale Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21st at 10 am with Pastor Roy Rosson of the Dunn Church of Christ officiating with burial to follow at 1pm in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery of Abilene. In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her memory to the Texas Lion’s Children’s Camp Those wishing may share a memory by visiting www.kikerseale.com

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Linda Gail Warner

Jan 26, 1944 - Feb 14, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Linda Gail Warner, 80 of Big Spring, TX, passed away on February 14, 2024 surrounded by family and friends. Graveside services will be held at 11:00am, Monday, February 19, 2024 at Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton, Texas with Chaplain Ron Davis, officiating. Linda was born on January 26, 1944 in Perry, Oklahoma to Clarence Andrew and Gertrude Viola (Linden) Bolay. Linda grew up in Perry, Oklahoma and graduated from Perry High School. She attended Oklahoma State University and worked as Chief Lab Tech of Chemistry for Scenic Mountain Medical Center for 26 years and went on to instruct Phlebotomy at Howard College for 21 years. Linda had an extreme amount of love for God, Family and music. On May 22, 1966 Linda married William (Bill) Dee Warner in Perry, Oklahoma. They later moved to Big Spring, TX where they made their home. Bill preceded her in death on June 21, 2012. Linda is survived by daughter, Michelle Rohmfeld and husband Randy of Christoval, TX; daughter, Cindy Warner and son, Billy Warner of Big Spring, TX; brother, Derrold L. Bolay of Red Rock, OK and sister, Joann McCoulgh of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Destiny Rohmfeld, Devynn Smith, Derek Schooler, Makayla Rohmfeld and Zachary Rohmfeld; great grandchildren, Greyson Pylant and Kyler Pylant and numerous nieces and nephews. Linda is preceded in death by her husband, William Warner; parents, Clarence and Gertrude Bolay; and sister, Betty Jean Nolte. The family would like to express their gratitude towards Interim Hospice and April Smith for all their love and support. Linda will be greatly missed by her loving family and always remembered in their hearts. Arrangements are under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton, Texas. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com To send flowers to the family or place a tree in memory of Linda Gayle Warner, please visit our .

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Delisa Gayle Wade

Aug 14, 1965 - Feb 14, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Delisa Gayle Wade, 58, sadly transitioned on February 14, 2024, at her Big Spring, TX home after a lengthy battle with cancer. The memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel located at 906 Gregg St. Big Spring, TX 79720. Delisa was born August 14,1965 in Alva, Oklahoma to her parents Dewayne Steven Wagner and Dana Gayle Turner (Reed). Her family moved to Big Spring, Texas in 1973. She attended Big Spring High School and was a member of the graduating class of 1983. During her teenage years, Delisa worked at her family-owned Sonic Drive-In. She married Kirk Jay Wade of Big Spring, TX on August 28, 1982. They were married for 17 years and had two sons, Kelly Jay, and Tyler Jay Wade. Delisa received her license as a Certified Respiratory Therapist in 1994. She worked at Scenic Mountain Medical Center for ten years, spent five years as the manager of Home Health Services, before finishing her career of fifteen years at the Veteran’s Hospital in Big Spring. In May of 2017 while working at the VA, Delisa met her fiancé, Joel William Jackson. In 2022, Delisa was diagnosed with cancer. During her lengthy battle, Joel, who is a cancer survivor himself, never left her side and continued to take care of her in their home till the end. Delisa passed peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones. Delisa will always be remembered for her caring and nurturing disposition. She embodied the best of qualities: unconditional love, strength of spirit and unending generosity that could be seen in her care of family and others. She was truly loved by everyone who knew her. Her fun loving and witty personality drew people to her and cumulated into many lifelong friendships. Delisa is survived by her fiancé Joel William Jackson; eldest son, Kelly Jay Wade, wife TJ, granddaughter Reese, and grandson, Rylan of Midland (who referred to her as “Gigi”); youngest son, Tyler Jay Wade of Midland; Mother and Stepfather, Steve and Dana Turner of Big Spring; brother, Deric Steven Wagner of Houston; brother, Dancel Christopher Wagner, wife Sohnna, nephews Mathew and Kaiden Wagner, Ayden Williams of Big Spring; grandmother, Wanda May Reed of Great Bend, Kansas. Delisa is preceded in death by her father, Dewayne Steven Wagner; grandfather, Ora Dancel Reed; grandmother, Florence Christena Wagner and nephew, Caleb Gene Wagner. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to all of Delisa’s friends and family who sacrificed their time and offered to do or provide anything she might need. Delisa was truly blessed to have all of you in her life. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com To send flowers to the family or place a tree in memory of Delisa Gayle Wade, please visit our .

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Frank Allan Taylor

Jan 14, 1946 - Feb 08, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Frank Allan Taylor, 78, passed away peacefully Feb. 8, 2024, at the West Texas Veterans Affairs Community Living Center in Big Spring, Texas. Born on Jan. 14, 1946, Frank was raised in Artesia, N.M., by parents Maxine Berry Taylor and Joe Grant Taylor, who preceded him in death. Frank is survived by three children and seven grandchildren: Lena Kimmons Vahle (Brendan); Janell Taylor (Miranda, Katie, Kennedy and Presley); and Grant Taylor (Liam and Mabel). Frank is also survived by two sisters – Mary Taylor Cornell and Kathryn Taylor Plybon. In 1964, during his senior year of high school and upon turning 18, Frank enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his nearly 25-year military career, Frank served more than three years in two extended tours in the Vietnam War, trained soldiers as a drill sergeant at Fort Sill, Okla., and helped protect European allies during the Cold War, among other valorous duties. He retired at the rank of First Sergeant in 1988. Upon his military retirement, Frank relocated with his family to Artesia. During his residency in New Mexico, he worked for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and earned a degree from Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell to become a certified occupational therapy assistant. Years later, while living in Colorado, Frank worked for the state Department of Transportation. He retired from CDOT in 2009 and moved to San Angelo, Texas, to be close to family. He volunteered with the Community Medical Center auxiliary and followed the San Angelo Colts while the professional baseball team was incorporated. The family would like to express their gratitude to the CLC staff at West Texas VA hospital in Big Spring and the Veteran team at West Texas Counseling & Guidance in San Angelo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Texas Counseling & Guidance Veterans Services https://www.sanangelocounseling.org/veteran-services , Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association https://cvma23-12.org/, or other Veteran organization. Frank will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com. To send flowers to the family or place a tree in memory of Frank Allan Taylor, please visit our .

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Linda Jane Brown Ham Boney

Dec 26, 1942 - Feb 06, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Linda Jane Brown Ham Boney was born on December 26, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas. She passed away on February 6, 2024, joining her family in Heaven. Linda was the eldest child of Leslie and Selma Brown. She grew up in Snyder, Texas, where she attended school until her marriage to Irival E. Ham on April 11, 1960. Together, they had three daughters: Katherin (Ham) Starr, Deborah (Ham) Hargrove, and Samantha (Ham) Morrow. After her marriage, Linda pursued her education, earning her GED and attending Western Texas College in Snyder to become a nurse. She worked at Colorado City Hospital for several years before marrying JT Boney on April 12, 1979, and moving to Sand Springs, Texas. Linda and JT enjoyed 40 years of marriage before his passing. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, her ex-husband Irival E. Ham, and her husband JT Boney. She is survived by her siblings: brother Leslie Brown, sisters Susan Rosson, and Amy Hardy; her three daughters and their spouses; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and 1 ¾ great-great-grandchildren. Viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024 from 6-8 pm at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring, Texas. Her service will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2 pm at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park. The honorary pallbearers will be Linda’s grandsons: Matthew Ham, Joshua Sigmon, Dallas Morrow, Leo Morrow, Adam Jones, and her great-grandsons: Forest Riley and Mason Hutchinson. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com To send flowers to the family or place a tree in memory of Linda Jane Brown Ham Boney, please visit our .

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Alma C. McCullough

Jul 28, 1931 - Feb 03, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

On February 3, 2024, Alma C. McCullough, passed peacefully at the age of 92. Born, July 28, 1931, in Ellicott City, MD, she had relocated to Big Spring, TX. She is survived by her loving children, Darlene Traughber, Duane McCullough and Lori Yancey, cherished grandchildren, Sean McCullough, Hannah Handermann, Olivia Yancey, Emma Yancey, Leah Hancock, and Philip Yancey, Travis McCullough, Matthew Traughber, Michael Traughber, John Traughber, Sarah Traughber and Anna Traughber as well as great grandchildren, Lori, Caleb, Titus, Natasha and Kate Handermann, Wayne and Clint Weston, Airyonna, Tyson, and Isabelle McCullough. Ms. McCullough was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Clara Graham, her siblings, Richard Carter and Charlotte Carter and her grandson, Trent McCullough.Friends and Family are invited to Celebrate her Life during graveside services, Wednesday February 14th at 11:30 a.m., in St. John’s Cemetery, 3480 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions in Ms. Alma’s name be directed to Maryland Right to Life, P.O. Box 2994, Annapolis, MD 21404-2994 ( www.mdrtl.org ), St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 ( www.stjude.org ) or to the Independent Bible Church, 2306 Hedgesville Rd., Martinsburg, WV 25403 ( www.ibcwv.org )II Timothy 4:7-8"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing."

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Phyllis Jane Hogan

Jun 20, 1946 - Feb 04, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Phyllis Jane Hogan, 77, of Big Spring, peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024, with family by her side. Phyllis, affectionately known as Nana to all who knew her, was born in Deleon, TX, on June 20, 1946. She was the third child (second daughter) born to Troy Little and Jessie Gray Little. One of the many passions in Phyllis’ life was interior design and selling furniture at Carter’s Furniture, which was what she did for many years. She thoroughly enjoyed gardening, cooking the most delicious meals with the best sweet tea in Texas, thrift store shopping, and writing silly birthday poems to send to loved ones. She did what she could to care for her family when they were sick and nurtured her beloved mother until her passing in 2008.Phyllis had a gift for storytelling. Her stories will live with the ones who love her, forever. Everything she did, she did with the most love and you never had to wonder what Nana was thinking or if she loved you because she told you. You didn’t dare answer the phone if you didn’t have at least four hours to talk, laugh, and listen. Her favorite topic to talk about were the loves of her life, her granddaughter, Zoe, and great-granddaughters, Ila Jane and Harley Jo.In addition to her parents, Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy; her brothers, Robert and Ronnie Little; sisters, Kathy Nalls, Gerry Buchanan, and Jeanie Smith; and grandson, Jesse Hogan. Phyllis is survived by her granddaughter, Zoe (Bruce) of San Angelo, TX; grandsons, Austin Dannenbaum of Big Spring, TX and Lukas Hogan of Rockdale, TX; great-granddaughter, Ila and Harley; her sister, Debbie (Dan) of Spring Branch, TX, and many nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made at www.myersandsmith.com.To our Nana, known to some at Phyllis Jane, plant a flower in heaven and send us some rain. Write God a poem or cook Him a meal. Let Him see in His house how you made all of us feel.

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Lee-ella Dee Hooper

Jan 16, 1931 - Feb 02, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

A fund has been established at Myers & Smith Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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Gary Wayne Austin

May 16, 1962 - Jan 26, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Gary Wayne Austin, 61, of Big Spring, passed away Friday, January 26th. A celebration of Gary’s life will be scheduled at a later date.Gary was born in Lake Village, AR, May 16th, 1962 to the late Dewrell Austin and Bonnie Marie Knight Austin. He had formerly worked as a derrick hand in the oilfield and had been a Big Spring resident for many years. He married his wife, Vanessa Osburn Austin, on July 6th, 1984 in Big Spring. In his free time Gary enjoyed fishing, and watching football and wrestling.He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.Gary is survived by his wife, Vanessa; two daughters, Lisa Golden (Michael), and Nicole Richardson (Mark); four sons, James Phillips, Gary R. Austin (Jazmine), Troy Austin (Tamara), and Billy Austin; a brother, Gerald Austin; a sister, Betty Hernandez; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.Arrangements have been entrusted to Myers & Smith Funeral Home oof Big Spring, TX. On-line condolences may be made at www.myersandsmith.com

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Martin P. Garcia

Jul 01, 1963 - Jan 25, 2024

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Big Spring, TX

Martin P. Garcia, 60, died Thursday, January 25, 2024. No services will be held at this time.Martin was born July 1, 1963 in Tahoka, TX. He has been in Big Spring for the past 10 years coming from Lamesa. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.Martin farmed most of his life in Lynn & Dawson counties. He was a jack of all trades. He loved cruising through the country, yard work, and uno. He enjoyed watching Sanford & Son and the Andy Griffith Show.Martin is survived by 2 daughters: Vanessa Garcia of Amarillo & Jennifer Rodriguez of Tahoka; 2 sons: Martin Lee Garcia, Jr. of Post & Eric Rodriguez of Tahoka; several grandchildren; brothers & sisters: Ernest Garcia, Fabian Garcia, Gloria Gandara, & Hector Garcia; and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Martin was preceded in death by 1 sister and 9 brothers.Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com

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