Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Ferd Taylor Slocum Sr.
BRADY, Texas — Ferd Taylor Slocum Sr., 69, of Brady, Texas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his residence in Brady. Services will be held 10 a.m. today, Jan. 3, at First United Methodist Church in Brady. Burial will take place at Cresson Cemetery in Cresson, Texas.
Ferd was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Cresson to Ferd Slocum and Loma (Deering) Slocum. He was a rancher, horseman and real estate agent.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Slocum of Brady; son, Ferd taylor Slocum Jr. and wife, Lori, of Mason, Texas; daughter, Marci Slocum Pearson and husband, Lee Roy, of Eastland, Texas; step-son, Michael Eric Mabery of Dallas; sisters, Wanda Watson and husband, Jim, of Aledo, Texas, and Linda Tucker and husband, Jack, of Mullen, Neb.; and grandchildren, Lena Slocum, Cassey Slocum, Christi Slocum, Ferd Taylor Slocum III and Rebecca Pearson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are under the direction of Leatherwood Memorial Chapels of Brady.

Lloyd Niece
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, in the Fellowship Hall of The Word of Life Church at 801 W. 18th St., in Portales for Lloyd Niece, 72, of Clovis, who passed away Dec. 28, 2000, in Clovis.
Lloyd was born in Ware, Texas, July 27, 1928, to Ira and Elsie Niece.
He was a rancher in Clayton, before moving to Lordsburg, where he worked for the state. After a short period of time he was transferred by the state to the port of entry in Texico, where he was chief inspector. He then joined the Clovis Police Department and moved up through the ranks to become Chief of Police at age 33 for three years, at which time he joined the Curry County Sheriff's Deptartment as Chief Deputy for 14 years. Later on he also served as Deputy Sheriff of Parmer County, Texas, and was also Chief of Police in Friona, Texas, before his retirement.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and at one time a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Clovis who honored him as Law Enforcement Officer of the year. After his retirement he drove pilot car for Roadrunner Escort in Clovis.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
He is survived by three sons, Terry Niece and his wife, Michelle, of Tehachapie, Calif., Doug Niece and his wife, Debbie, of Roswell and Steve Niece of Portales; one brother, Melvin Niece and his wife, Rita, of Clovis; two sisters, Betty Lamb and her husband, Mike, of Friona and Patsy Bashears and her husband, Dwayne of Plainview, Texas.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hazel G. Wilson
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at South Park Cemetery for Hazel G. Wilson, 88, of Roswell, who passed away Jan. 1, 2001, at a local nursing home. Elton Dilbeck will officiate.
Hazel was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Buffalo, N.Y., to William Shepard and Frances Clinton. Both parents preceded her in death.
Hazel was retired from the State of New Mexico where she worked as a supervisor.
She had been a resident of Roswell for the past 50 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a past member of the American Legion and use to be very active with the Girl Scouts.
Survivors include three very dear friends, Ehde Beth Parrish of Okeechobee, Fla., Mary Ruth Fryer and Dena Moore, both of Roswell.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

John R. Hultman
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for John R. Hultman, 74, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 2, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements have been finalized.

Josephine M. Cain
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Josephine M. Cain of Roswell who passed away Jan. 2, 2001.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements have been finalized.

Ferris ‘Ted’ Bynum
Coach Ferris “Ted” Bynum, formerly of Roswell, died Dec. 16, 2000, in California after a lengthy illness. He and his wife, Frances, resided in Boron, Calif.
Bynum coached sports in Roswell in the 1940s and the1950s at both Roswell High School and later at New Mexico Military Institute. He was best known for coaching winning boxing teams in high school, college and the Golden Gloves tournaments.
He coached numerous fighters from New Mexico who advanced to participate in Chicago and the Madison Square Garden tournaments in New York.
Coach Bynum was responsible for providing many young boys a good foundation for life.
He will be missed.

Elizabeth Bouldin Reese
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Elizabeth Bouldin Reese, 92, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 30, 2001, at her residence.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Thelma Nials
LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Thelma Nials, 81, of Las Vegas, N.M., who passed away Jan. 30, 2001, at Las Vegas Medical Center.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Dolly H. Hayward
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Dolly H. Hayward, 88, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 28, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. 
The Rev. Steve Chappell of the First United Methodist Church will conduct the service and the Order of the Eastern Star will provide services also. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Dolly was born Aug. 18, 1912, in Alabama to Hardy Calvin and Maggie Lee Hartselle Harris. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as three brothers and two sisters.
She married Harold H. Hayward in 1931, in Birmingham, Ala. He passed away in 1995.
Survivors include a son, Harold H. Hayward II and his wife, Lynn, of Portland, Ore.
She is also survived by a brother, Charles Harris of Roswell; and a sister, Margaret Gattis of Tularosa; three grandchildren, Harold Hayward III, Andrea Koeho and her husband, David, and Jennifer Hayward; and three great- grandchildren.
Dolly had lived in Roswell for 12 years and had been secretary/treasurer for the Boy Scouts of America in California. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and The Order of Eastern Star.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Dylan Ryan Linthicum
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today,
Jan. 30, at South Park Cemetery for Dylan Ryan Linthicum, newborn infant who passed away Jan. 27, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Dr. Bobby Renfro of the First Baptist Church will conduct the service.
Dylan was born Jan. 27, 2001, in Roswell to Ryan and Brandi Dodson Linthicum. His parents survive him at the family home.
Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, Troies and Deanna Linthicum of Roswell; great-grandparents, Dean and Helen Moore of Portales, and Esther Linthicum of Portales; great-great-grandmother, Syble Moore of Portales; maternal grandparents, Dyke and Diane Dodson of
Roswell; and great-grandparents, James and Lee Youngblood of Hobbs, and Tommy and Shirley Burrell of Hobbs and Betty Roach of Hobbs.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Winnie Louise Gaddy
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Winnie Louise Gaddy, 75, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 29, 2001, in Robert Lee, Texas.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Dr. Richard Webster Burns
Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for Dr. Richard Webster Burns, 80, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 26, 2001, at his home. Father Bob Williams of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will officiate.
Richard was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Waterloo, lowa. His parents preceded him in death.
He married Patsy Mulhern July 16, 1976, in El Paso, Texas. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include a son, Bruce Cameron Burns of El Paso; four daughters, Patricia Espinosa of Roswell, Kathleen Thomasy of Burbank, Calif., and Mary Stanley Kenote and Kathleen Kick, both of Chicago; two nieces, Barbara Tobiason of Scotch Grove, lowa and Sharon Kreb of Cedar Falls, lowa; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Richard had been a Roswell resident for seven years and was a member of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in education from the University of lowa.
He was a professor in the College of Education University of Texas-El Paso from 1952-1989. He served in many capacities at the university including faculty representative for athletics to the Western Athletic Conference for 26 years and the National Collegiate Athletic Association for 22 years.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 505 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Roswell, NM 88201.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Dolly H. Hayward
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Dolly H. Hayward, 81, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 28, 2001, at the local hospital.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Caroline S. Nations
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Caroline S. Nations, 90, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 27, 2001, at a local hospital.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Marilyn ‘Marney’ Corn Coll
Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at First United Methodist Church for Marilyn Corn Coll, 66, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 19, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Steve Chappell of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
“Marney” was born in Roswell Aug. 14, 1934, to William Alton and Margaret Corn. They preceded her in death as did her brother, Dan Alton Corn.
Marney’s first marriage was to Major Gerald “Jerry” S. Simons, the father of her four children. Major Simons gave his life in 1966 for his country during the Vietnam conflict. She married Jim Coll of Roswell April 3, 1968. He survives her at the family home in Roswell.
Other survivors include her daughters, Cyndy Brown and husband, Duane, of Reno, Nev., and Cathe Hill and husband, Bill, of Clovis; sons, Jay Simons and wife, Debbie, of Las Vegas, Nev., Steve Simons and wife, Lee Ann of Portales, and Scott Coll of Edgewood; a brother, Graham Corn and his wife, Billie Jean, of Hugo, Okla.; a sister, Linda Dyson and husband, Gene, of Dexter; a sister-in-law, Teresa Corn; and a sister, Jane Nevarez and husband, Paul, of Roswell. 
She is also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins .
Marney was raised on the family ranch west of Roswell and had a lifelong passion for horses. She trained horses and taught riding lessons for most of her life. It was jokingly said that she taught every kid in Chaves County to ride. She was the hunter/jumper coach at New Mexico Military Institute until the close of the riding program. Marney and Jim raised Red Brangus cattle on the family ranch and owned and operated Mescalero Stables. 
Marney was a member of the First United Methodist Church, community Bible study, charter member of Pecos Valley Horseman, United States Dressage Federation, New Mexico Dressage and Combined Training, Valley Dressage Association of Roswell, Berrendo Cowbelles, American Quarter Horse Association and American Horse Show Association. She was also very active in the Republican party.
Marney was a friend to her students, of her contemporaries and her family. Living her life with love and laughter, she leaves a rich legacy.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Pecos Valley Horsemen, P.O. Box 1224, Roswell, NM 88202; the Roswell Humane Society Kennels, 703 E. McGaffey, Roswell, NM 88201; or the Southeastern New Mexico Internal Medicine Hematology and Onocology, 407 W. Country Club Road, Roswell, NM 88201.
Pallbearers will be her nephews. Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Aledah Anita Hammerton
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Jan. 22, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Aledah Anita Hammerton, 89, of Owasso, Okla., who passed away Jan. 18, 2001, at a nursing home in Tulsa, Okla. The Rev. Steve Chappell of the First United Methodist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Aledah was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Robinson, Ill., to Peter Hans and Alice Olive Anderson. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as three brothers, Carl, William and Albert Anderson and her sister, Anna Cooley.
She married Cecil L. Hammerton Dec. 27, 1933, in Roswell. He preceded her in death.
Other survivors include two sons, George H. Hammerton III of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Cecil. Lawrence Hammerton Jr., of Owasso; one daughter, Rebecca L. Berg of North Platte, Neb.; one brother Charles Anderson of Endfell, Conn.; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. Hammerton was a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the Kingswood Methodist Church in Clovis.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Hazel M. Winton
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Jan. 22, at First Baptist Church for Hazel M. Winton, 91, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 18, 2001, at her home. Dr. Bobby Renfro of the First Baptist Church will conduct the service. Interment will be at 2 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Rest Haven Cemetery in Quitaque, Texas.
Hazel was born July 27, 1909, in Briscoe, County, Texas, to W.M. And Nena Havis King. Her parents preceded her in death, as well as a son, Roy Max Winton; a brother, John King; and one granddaughter, Jeanne Winton.
She married Lee Roy Winton Oct. 18, 1930, in Clovis. He passed away March 17, 1986.
Survivors include a son, Bill Winton and his wife, Betty, of Goldthwaite, Texas; and a daughter, Joy Bostick and her husband, Jerry, of Roswell. 
She is also survived by two brothers, Bill King and his wife, Nadine, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joe King and his wife, Owayne of Dumas, Texas; seven grandchildren, Shelli Frazier of Weatherford, Okla., Tracy Winton of Columbia, Miss., Todd Winton of Phoenix, Larry Winton of Lubbock, Texas, Steve Winton of California, Jana Blewett of Wickenburg, Arizona, and Vicki Blewett of Roswell; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Winton had been a Roswell resident since 1958, and had worked many years in retail sales with Merritts, Knadle’s, Sweetbrier and the Fashion Center, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1958. After her retirement she volunteered at the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary, until the age of 90.
Pallbearers will be Carlton Blewett, David Blewett, Stan Lair, Stan Bush,Tracy Winton and Milton Whitehead.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Winton, Steve Winton, Todd Winton, John Frazier, Jim Williams, Willis Savage and the Deacons of First Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Ermon L. Roberts
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Ermon L. Roberts, 67, of Roswell who passed away Jan. 21, 2001, at the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center.
A complete announcement will be made when arrangements are finalized.

Lindsey Ann Callaway
Services will be held for Lindsey Ann Callaway, 16, of Dexter, Saturday, Jan. 20, in the First Church of the Nazarene, Roswell, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen Deutsch, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Dexter, officiating. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Lindsey was born in Roswell on July 10, 1984 to Rick and Tracy Callaway. She was a sophomore at Dexter High School, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Dexter, the National Honor Society and the National Rifle Association. 
Lindsay enjoyed sports, she played softball, basketball, volleyball, and loved to run track. She was an avid hunter, and last year her name was drawn for a special hunt at White Sands Missile Range where she shot a prize Oryx.
Lindsey was known by people she never met as the girl with the daisy Volkswagen. She enjoyed racing her mom’s truck and working at the family’s drag racing track.
Lindsey is survived by her parents, Rick and Tracy, and her sister, Jessie, of the home; grandparents, Bill and Doris Callaway and Barbara London, all of Roswell; her great-grandmother, Millie Angel; her aunts and uncles, Mike and Terry Callaway, Bonnie and Steve Puntch, Sharon and George Booth, and Reba and Bruce Haley all of Roswell and Billy Callaway of Las Vegas, Nev.; her cousins, Tamara and Jessica Haley, Colby and Casey Booth, Stephen and Taylor Puntch, Stephanie Huddleston all of Roswell, and Wes Callaway of Odessa, Texas; and many special friends. 
Lindsey has an extended family in Lubbock, Texas: her doctor, Dr. Melanie Oblender; the staff of Children’s Hematology and Oncology; and the nurses at Covenant Children’s Hospital. These individuals cared for Lindsey during her illness. 
Rick, Tracy, and Jessie would like to thank them for all their special kindnesses and love. They would also like to thank the communities of Dexter and Roswell for their love and support.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Haley, George Booth, Mike Callaway, Billy Callaway, Steve Puntch, and Toby Brewington.
Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Dear God, our Father above,
Why have you taken one we love?
A member of our family so dear,
Given us this short time to rear.

A daughter to two,
Blest are so few.
Oh, how they watched her grow.
For them, she had so much left to show!
Through basketball, volleyball, softball and such, 
Hunting, racing school and church,
She’d been involved in all so much.

A glow in her eyes, the smile on her face,
A picture painted that will never erase.

A sister to but one,
Close friends they’ve become.
The special times together they’d spent,
The places together they went.
The laughs, the tears,
The secrets, the fears,
wrapped oh so tightly in that package of years.

Grandparents will tell,
of a young girl they knew quite well.
The courage she taught,
The strength they sought.
Dear God above caress her in your love.

A cousin, a niece,
So hard to release!
The lives she touched,
How many she reached.
Time that we spent,
If we’d known what it meant.
To give her up now,
We just don’t see how.

Her hand you did take,
for her but to wake. 
How wonderful it must be,
The beauty she’ll see.

So comfort you must,
Please help us to trust.
For an angel you’ve gained.
With you there’s no pain.

In a city we’ve been told,
with you she will walk.
What a sight to behold, 
down those streets of Gold!

Strong was her message.
Through her tired eyes she whispered.
Her words they were choice,
Though faint was her voice.
I’ll always remember, “I love you guys!”

I love you, Lindsey!

Love,
Aunt Sharon

L. Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Morris
L. Geraldine “Jerry” Morris passed away of cancer Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001.
A memorial service for Mrs. Morris will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the First United Methodist Church of Roswell, with the Rev. Eric King officiating.
Mrs. Morris was born June 24, 1920, in Warsaw, N.Y. to George F. and Florence Ricketts. She grew up in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and was a graduate of the Ogdensburg Free Academy and the Ogdensburg Business School. 
On Feb. 7, 1948, she married John A. Morris and the couple moved to Sharon Pa., where Mr. Morris was employed. They retired to Roswell, Sept. 1, 1988.
Mrs. Morris was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Roswell and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Sharon, Pa.
Mrs. Morris is survived by her husband John. A son died in 1949.
In lieu of flowers, please send any contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Iris Mildred Vowell
Graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Lovington Cemetery for Iris Mildred Vowell, beloved mother and grandmother who went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2001.
Iris was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Ott Vowell, and one son-in-law Vaughn Marler.
Iris is survived by one sister, Bernice Wright of Lubbock, Texas; daughter Peggy and her husband Don Mason of Roswell and their children, Steve and Debbie Mason of Dexter, Stewart and Laurie Mason of Albuquerque, Scott and Marcie Mason of Las Vegas, Nev. and Amy and Jody Scifres of Roswell; daughter Patsy and her husband Billy Ray Gloor of Blanco, Texas and her children, Tadd and Celia Marler of Helotes, Texas, Tammy and Gene Harrell of Houston, Texas, Ty and Tammy Marler of Emory, Texas, Timothy and Meagan Marler of Alba, Texas, and Leticia and Tom Perez of San Antonio, Texas.; son Laine Ott and his wife Dabareh Vowell of Windmill, and their children, Christopher and Crystal Vowell of Phoenix, Ariz., Cami Vowell of San Antonio, Texas, Cody Vowell of Phoenix, Ariz. Iris is also survived by 23 great grandchildren.
We love you Grandma, our special sunshine.

Dolores Marie Jimenez
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Dolores “Dodie DJ” Marie Jimenez, 53. who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements are completed.

Hilda Mae Talmage
Memorial services are pending for Hilda Mae Talmage, 89, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Prescott, Arizona.
A further announcement will be made when arrangements have been finalized.


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