Miscellaneous Chaves County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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Billie Colleen Creviston Fear
A memorial service for Billie Colleen Creviston Fear, 73, of Fairmount, Ind., who passed away March 28, 2001, will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2 at Fairmount United Methodist Church in Fairmount, Ind. The Rev. Dennis Hensley will officiate. Billie’s final resting place will be Park Cemetery in Fairmount.
Billie was born April 4, 1927, in Marion, Ind. She married Homer F. Fear on Aug. 31, 1947 in Marion. He preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1981.
Billie was a 1945 graduate of Van Buren High School in Marion. She was formerly employed by Miller Waldrop Furniture in Roswell.
Billie is survived by three daughters, Carolyn (Mrs. Kenneth) Jones, Marilyn (Mrs. Jake) Roth and Diana L. (Mrs. David W.) Shutt — all of Fairmount, Ind.; six grandchildren, Amber Shutt, Christian Schmidt, Alisa Ulrey, Ian Shutt, Anna Elizabeth Roth and Maxwell Shutt; and six great grandchildren.
Billie was preceded in death by one great grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to Veteran’s Memorial Fund, c/o Armes Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, IN 46928.

Frank John Kreft
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Frank John Kreft, 87, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Frank was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., to Paul Kreft and Pauline Schroder Kreft. They preceded him in death.
He married Anna M. Nichols on Nov. 25, 1953, in Chicago. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors included three sons, Frank Kreft Jr. of Chicago, Charles D. Kreft of LaGrange, Ill. and Ronald D. Kreft, of Lake Zurich, Ill.; two daughters, Doris Ruthledge of Redding, Calif. and Carol Bircher of Chicago. He is also survived by one brother, Arthur Kreft and his wife, Dorothy of Phoenix, Ariz. He had 16 Grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Mr. Kreft was a machine operator for AT&T and then Lucient Technologies for 36 years. He had lived in Roswell since 1979, and was of the Baptist faith.
Pallbearers will be Charles Kreft, Ron Kreft, Frank Kreft and Andy Barnett.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Zachary Tyler Carr
Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, March 30, at South Park Cemetery for Zachary Tyler Carr, infant, who passed away March 27, 2001, at University Hospital in Albuquerque. The Rev. David Perez will conduct the services.
Zachary was born March 20, 2001, in Albuquerque, to Steven Wendell and Veronica R. Chavira Carr. His parents survive him at the family home.
Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, Edward Carr of Webster City, Iowa and Goldie Reynolds of Amarillo; maternal grandparents, Rebecca Garza of Lubbock, and Raymond Chavira of Roswell; great-grandparents, Nora Montanez of Hobbs and Sipriana Chavira of Roswell; great-great grandmother, Aurora Zamora of Hobbs; two Uncles, Marvin Carr and Raymond Chavira Jr.; four Aunts, Angie Marie Chavira, Deborah Michelle Chavira, Cecilia Chavira and Trine Chavira.
“Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice.
“And come forth-those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.”
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Oleta Mae Plattor
ARTESIA — Graveside services for Oleta Mae Plattor, 88, of Artesia who passed away March 31, 2001, at Carlsbad Medical Center will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Woodbine Cemetery. Peggy White will officiate.
Oleta was born Nov. 5, 1912, in Hill County, Texas, to George and Maggie Pope.
She married Clifford Plattor Sept. 26, 1932, in Sayre, Okla. He passed away July 26, 1964.
Oleta moved to Artesia from Belen in 1941 and was owner/operator of Coney Island, Cliff’s and Townhouse cafeterias.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Plattor and wife, Rita, of Artesia; one half-brother, Arley Pope of Abernathy, Texas; two grandchildren, J.J. Plattor and wife, Kathy, of Roundrock, Texas, and Shelley Plattor Lachman and husband, Ken, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and four great-grandsons, J.C., Dustin and Kyle Plattor of Roundrock and Austin Lachman of Cape Coral.
Oleta was preceded in death by her parents and a half-brother.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Irma Lingle
Irma (Link) Lingle passed away March 12, 2001, in Colorado Springs, Colo., peacefully and without suffering.
Irma was born June 23, 1908, in Omaha, Neb. to Emanuel H. and Nancy Link. Her parents and sister, Alta preceded her in death.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Dove-Witt Mortuary in Colorado Springs.
Irma grew up in Fort Morgan, Colo., where she graduated from high school and married her classmate, Burl Lingle. She retired from Sandia Laboratory in 1970, where she worked as a librarian for the Atomic Energy Commission.
She was a life member of the Eastern Star of Sterling, Colo., and also belonged to the Daughters of the Nile Oriental Band in Albuquerque. Irma was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Roswell. Irma is survived by Burl Lingle, her husband of 71 years; her son, Terry Lingle and his wife, Margi, of Colorado Springs; grandson, Terry Jr. and his wife, Georgina; daughter, Sarah of Colorado Springs; and granddaughter, Angela, also of Colorado Springs.
May God be with you “Ginky.”

Beatrice Hazel Corn
Graveside services at South Park Cemetery have been scheduled for 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4, for Beatrice Hazel Corn, 93, who passed away March 31, 2001, at a local nursing home.
Bea, as she affectionately was known, was born Feb. 29, 1908, in Roswell to Joe and Mary Bell Decker Knight.
Sept. 8, 1926, she married Fred Bowden Corn in Roswell. Her parents and her husband preceded her in death.
She and her husband ran a sizable ranch. She lead a full and enjoyable life. She was very active in community service, in the DOE organization of the B.P.O.E., First
Methodist Church, the Organ Club of Roswell, and was a square dance caller and
dancer. For many years she shared her beautiful music as the organist at Roswell Chapter No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star and had appointments in the Grand Chapter of Eastern Star.
Her survivors include her sons, Robert Fred Corn and his wife, Kay, and William
Bowden Corn, and his wife, Crystal, all of Roswell; daughter, Rogene Corn Cordes and her husband, Brig. Gen.(ret) Harry, of Isle of Palms, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Martha Jo Corn; grandchildren, Robert Bowden Corn and his wife,
Nancy, and Rodney Delbert Corn and his wife, Rebecca, of Roswell, Christa C. Corn and husband, Christian Rainer, both medical doctors, of Phoenix, Cheryl L. Corn of Newark, Del., Gloria Ann Larson and her husband, Allen, of Cape Cod, Mass., and Jeanne Cordes of Isle of Palms.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Tawny Corn Garza and her husband, Javier, of Roswell, Thomas Rainer of Phoenix and Decker and Ashley Cottum of lsle of Palms; and great-great-grandchild, Xavier Garza of Roswell.
Pallbearers will be Tom Corn, Jon Corn, Ron Corn, Mike Corn, David Corn and Hub Corn.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cowboy Bell
Scholarship Fund, First United Methodist Church, Roswell. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ballard funaral home.

Donald A Potter
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Donald A Potter, 87, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, April 1, 2001, at the local hospital. Pastor John Nawn of Central Christian Church and Pastor W.A. Wheat, retired minister, will officiate. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.
Don was born Sept. 19, 1913, in King City, Mo., to Alva and Lottie Fry Potter. They have preceded him in death, as well as one son, Mark Potter.
He married Ada Hitt May 15, 1936, in Gillette, Wyo. She survives him at the family home.
Also surviving him are one son, Keith and his wife, Carol Potter, of Wylie, Texas; and one daughter, Nola and her husband, Don White, of Roswell.
He is also survived by two brothers, Eugene Potter of Casper, Wyo., and Clyde Potter of Gillette. He had 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Don had lived in and around the Roswell area since 1960. He was a garage mechanic.
Pallbearers will be Brian Potter, Michael Potter, Bruce McCullough, Daniel White, Norman Oestermyer and Harold O’Neil.
Arrangements are under the direction of La Grone Funeral Chapel.

Corrine Fitzgerald Smith
Memorial services will be held at Dennis Funeral Home Chapel in Waseca, Minn., Saturday, April 7, for Corrine Fitzgerald Smith, 45, of Roswell who passed away Saturday, March 31, 2001 at her home.
Corrine was born June 19, 1955 in Waseca to Gene Weller and Carol Schlotkke. Her father preceded her in death as did a daughter, Connie Born. Her adoptive parents, Laurence and Loretta Fitzgerald also preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in Litchfield, Minn.
She married Stephen B. Smith in St. Peter, Minn., Dec. 29, 1996. He survives her at the family home.
Other survivors include three sons, Jeremy Born of Lano Lakes, Minn., Brian Turensky of Mankato, Minn., and Douglas Turensky of Roswell; one daughter, Christine Firchau of St. James; two brothers, Richard and Robert Schlotkke of Missouri; five sisters, Sharleen Radunz of Janesville, Minn., Rhonda Menken of Litchfield, Deborah Macijewski of Champlin, Minn., Evonne Fitzgerald of Fairbault, Minn., and Racheal Nissen of Morristown, Minn.
She is also survived by three grandchildren, Tyler, Cheyenne and Kelsey.
Corrine had been a Roswell resident for three years and was of the Lutheran faith. She was a housewife and had been employed in St. Peter and North Mankato, Minn.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Richard Franklin Ballard
No services are scheduled for Richard Franklin Ballard, 50, of Roswell who passed away March 30, 2001, at a local nursing home.
Richard was born Sept. 24, 1950, in Roswell to Bill and Mary Jane Dando Ballard. His parents survive him in Tucson, Ariz.
He is also survived by three brothers, Mark Ballard and Billy Ballard of Roswell, and Steve Ballard of Tucson.
Mr. Ballard had been a laborer and was of the Presbyterian faith.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Robert Ray Mayes
GOSHEN, Calif. — Robert Ray Mayes, 66, of Goshen, Calif., passed away March 29, 2001, in Dinuba, Calif.
Mr. Mayes was born in Roswell. He worked as a truck driver for Buckmen Industry for 30 years.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Floral Memorial Park in Selma, Calif. The Rev. Bill Redmon will officiate.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Mayes of Goshen; two sons, David Mayes of Gustine, Calif., and Kelly Mayes of Visalia, Calif.; two daughters, Donna Horsley of Bellville, Ark., and Sheila Pack of Boone, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are under the direction of Page Funeral Chapel.

Elisa Gonzalez Herrera
Prayer vigil for Elisa Gonzalez Herrera, 89, of San Patricio will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church. The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at St. Jude’s catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Jude’s Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Alfred Galvan officiating.
Elisa died Sunday, April 1, at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1912, in San Patricio to Leopoldo and Reymunda Gonzalez who both preceded her in death. She married Manuel Herrera Sr. in 1938, and he also precedes her in death.
She is survived by seven sons, Billy Joe Herrera of the family home, Benito Herrera and wife, Josie, of San Patricio, Luis Herrera and wife, Sallie, of Bent, Manuel Herrera Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Ruidoso Downs, Leo Herrera and wife, Emma, of San Patricio, Pasqual Herrera and wife Laura of Alamogordo and Juan Herrera of Alamogordo; four daughters, Flora Sauchez and husband,d Larry, of Ruidoso, Helen Herrera of Ruidoso Downs, Lucy Sanchez and husband, Robert, of Ruidoso and Josephine Booky and husband, Bob, of Cloudcroft; and daughter- -in-law, Bea Herrera of Ruidoso Downs.
She is also survived by 49 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Benjamin Herrera and Leopoldo Herrera; and two sisters, Aropajita Gonzalez and Crucita Villescas.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso.

Lindell Charles Harland
After a lengthy illness, Lindell Charles Harland, 48, of Roswell passed away Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Lindell was born June 9, 1952, in Artesia to Charles S. Harland and Pauline Perkins Harland. He moved to Roswell two years ago from Portland, Ore.
Lindell is survived by his parents, Fred and Pauline Griffith of Lovington; a twin sister, Linda Lynn Harland of San Bernadino, Calif.; a brother, John Griffith of Nashville, Tenn.; his beloved, Connie; and other near and dear relatives.
A family graveside was held earlier and the family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to organizations against drunk driving.
Services were under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Eva Glynn Freeman
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Eva Glynn Freeman, 85, of Roswell who passed away at the Ruidoso Care Center. The Rev. Kimberly Kinsey of Trinity United Methodist Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery
Eva was born Oct. 7,1915, in Oglesby, Texas, to Carl and Ida Mae Mooney. Both parents preceded her in death, as well as one son, Carl Freeman; a brother, Grandville Mooney; a sister, Carlene Dunavant; and a daughter-in-law, Shirley Freeman.
She married Austin R. Freeman Nov. 11, 1933, in Floydada, Texas. He passed away in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Glen Freeman and his wife, Jannie, of Ruidoso; a grandson, Terry Freeman and his wife, Pam, of Roswell; two nephews, Ken Dunavant and Lee Mooney of Amarillo; and two nieces, Doris Ford and Sheila Mooney of Amarillo.
She is also survived by her beloved extended family, the Jim Jones family.
Mrs. Freeman had been a Roswell resident since 1933, and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the BPQE Does, and the Trinity United Methodist Women’s Group. She had been a bookkeeper for Ponca Wholesale for 20 years.
Pallbearers will be Gary Jones, Mike Costella, Bob Chrisman, Gene Whitehead, Joe Chrisman and Mike Barrett.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Wilson and Lowell Stump.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Naomi Ruth Clem
Naomi Ruth Clem, 80, life-long resident of New Mexico, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away April 1, 2001.
She was born to Nora and Charles E. Hinkle in East Grand Plans on Aug. 25, 1920. Mrs. Clem was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Melvin B. Clem on March 12, 1961. Mrs. Clem was a long-time member of First Assembly of God Church in Roswell and while residing in Albuquerque was a member of Highland Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by three children: William N. Clem and his wife Susan of Roswell; Sandra Hardwick and her husband Dean; and George Edwin “Eddie” Clem of Albuquerque. Mrs. Clem also had four granddaughters: Kelly and Kristen of Albuquerque and Alison and her husband David, and Leslie and her husband J.P. of Dallas; as well as two great grandchildren, Chandler and Carter of Albuquerque.
Mrs. Clem’s love of home and family and her strong desire to be laid to rest beside her deceased husband, in Roswell will be honored, on Saturday, April 7, at a 10 a.m. graveside service at Memory Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Blair Overturf of first Assembly of God Church will officiate.
Mrs. Clem was a loving, caring woman who touched everyone who knew her with her kind, warm and gentle spirit.
Memorial contributions can be made to New Mexico Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association at 1717 W. Second St., Suite 103, Roswell 88203.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ballard Funeral Home.

Franklin D. Kifer Sr.
Frank Kifer, 67, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at a local nursing home.
Frank was born in Brownsville, Pa, on Jan. 2, 1934 to Clyde and Anna Kifer who preceded him in death, along with two brothers, one sister and one great granddaughter.
Frank is survived by one son Frank Jr., and wife Diane of Delaware; three daughters, Lori Taylor and husband Mike of Roswell, Roxanne Harris of Delaware, Victoria Reynolds of California; five sisters, Virginia, Janet, Betty, Louise and Ciara; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7 at Church On The Move, 901 W. Brasher Rd. The Rev. Steve Smotherman will conduct the service.

Robert James Hargis
Robert James Hargis, 80, of Roswell passed away Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Robert was born in Ohio Feb. 11, 1921, to Clarence and Margaret R. Hargis. Robert and Edith King were married Feb. 28, 1942. Robert served in the Army in World War II. He and Edith moved to Roswell in 1976 from Columbus, Ind., where he had served as a postman for many years.
Robert was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, loved to listen to jazz and big band music, was an avid reader and a watercolor artist.
He is survived by his wife, Edith, of the home; one daughter, Margaret Johns and her husband, Jack; three grandchildren, Chad B. Johns, Kirsten R. Chenoweth and her husband, Robert, and Kalen D. Pedigo, and her husband, Andy; four great-grandchildren, Dean and Brianna Chenoweth, and Ryan and Taylor Pedigo; a brother, James Hargis; a sister, Annabelle Crall; a niece, Carolyn Ortego; and a sister-in-law Dorothy King.
His parents, Clarence and Margaret R. Hargis; a great-grandson, Thomas Clark East; and a sister, Frankie Hargis Ortego preceded Robert in death.
Cremation is under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Nora Belle Simpson
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, April 9, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Nora Belle Simpson, 80, of Roswell who passed away Thursday, April 5,2001, at her home. Dr. Bobby Renfro of the First Baptist Church, will conduct the services.
Nora was born Oct. 18,1920, in Jenkins, Lea County to L.D. and Ola May Waldrop Tankersley. They preceded her in death, as did two brothers and one sister.
She married James Edward Simpson June 24, 1939, in Lovington. He survives her at the family home.
Other survivors include one son, Jim Simpson and his wife, Pat, of Illinois; two daughters, Linda Shalloup and her husband, Tony, of Missouri and Sarabeth Simpson of Arizona; three brothers, Stanley Tankersley and Nick Tankersley, both of California, and Earl Tankersley of Texas; two sisters, Irene Griffith of California and Virginia Johnson of Florida; six grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by other near and dear relatives.
Nora had been a resident of Roswell since 1987 and was a housewife. Nora possessed a quick wit, keen intelligence and lively sense of humor. She is greatly loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, New Mexico Chapter, 124 Alvarado Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108; or the American Lung Association of New Mexico, PO Box 1817, Roswell, NM 88201.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

LaDell Sanders
A memorial service for LaDell Sanders, 57, of Roswell who passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001, at her home, has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1413 S. Union Ave., in Roswell. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Portales at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Kimberly Kinzie, pastor of her church in Roswell will officiate both services. Burial will take place in Portales Cemetery.
LaDell was born Jan. 6, 1944 in Portales to Odessa and Hubert S. Hatch. She lived in Portales until the age of 12 when her family moved to Capitan. She graduated from high school in Capitan in 1962. She returned to Portales to attend Eastern New Mexico University. her education was interrupted for several years while she married and had her son, Jason She later returned to finish her bachelor’s degree and finally a master’s which she earned in 1982 or 1983.
For 25 years she worked for the state of New Mexico as a social worker. Some of that time was spent at the hospital in Fort Stanton, and some was spent at Villa Solano in Roswell. She retired in 1996 or 1997.
A few years ago she had a bought with breast cancer and since that time she had been active with the American Cancer Society, particularly in the Race for the Cure held each year.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Roswell where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Roadrunner Sertoma Club in Roswell.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents and by a brother, Hubert “Sonny” Hatch Jr.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Suzanne Hatch of Mesquite; one granddaughter, Skyler Sanders; and a very close friend and companion, Stan Heston of Roswell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary, Portales.

Ena F. Evans
Memorial services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for Ena F. Evans, 93, of Roswell who passed away April 8, 2001, at a local nursing home. The Rev. Rose Commodore will officiate.
Ena was born Sept. 27, 1907, in Detroit to Gustav and Elizabeth Sack who preceded her in death.
Nov. 28, 1946, Ena was married to Archie N. Evans in Detroit, who also preceded her in death.
Following graduation from Wayne College in Detroit, Ena was a public school teacher for many years and was a resident of Roswell for 33 years. She was a past member of Eastern Star, Roswell Chapter No. 10, the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

LaDell Sanders
A memorial service for LaDell Sanders, 57, of Roswell who passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001, at her home, has been scheduled for 2 p.m. today, April 10, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1413 S. Union Ave., in Roswell. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Portales at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Kimberly Kinzie, pastor of her church in Roswell will officiate both services. Burial will take place in Portales Cemetery.
LaDell was born Jan. 6, 1944 in Portales to Odessa and Hubert S. Hatch. She lived in Portales until the age of 12 when her family moved to Capitan. She graduated from high school in Capitan in 1962. She returned to Portales to attend Eastern New Mexico University. her education was interrupted for several years while she married and had her son, Jason She later returned to finish her bachelor’s degree and finally a master’s which she earned in 1982 or 1983.
For 25 years she worked for the state of New Mexico as a social worker. Some of that time was spent at the hospital in Fort Stanton, and some was spent at Villa Solano in Roswell. She retired in 1996 or 1997.
A few years ago she had a bought with breast cancer and since that time she had been active with the American Cancer Society, particularly in the Race for the Cure held each year.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Roswell where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Roadrunner Sertoma Club in Roswell.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents and by a brother, Hubert “Sonny” Hatch Jr.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Suzanne Sanders of Mesquite; one granddaughter, Skyler Sanders; and a very close friend and companion, Stan Heston of Roswell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary, Portales.

Charles E. Duncan Sr.
Charles E. Duncan Sr., 80, of Roswell passed away April 1 2001. He was born in Linday, Okla., Aug. 1, 1920, to W.L. “Bill” Duncan and Lora Bama Holt Duncan. His parents were farmers.
Charles attended school at Hughes High School and attended college for two years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lindsay and Calvary Baptist Church in Roswell. He had a prison ministry and also ministered to the homeless in Oklahoma City.
He was owner and operator of a dry cleaning business. He served five years in the U.S. Army with the 45th Division during World War II. Charles enjoyed fishing, basketball and baseball. Charles moved to Roswell in 1989.
Charles is survived by his wife, Elsie Mae (Little) Duncan of the home. They were married in Oklahoma City May 29. 1969. He is also survived by his children, Gary Leon Duncan and wife, Dana, of Irving, Texas, Charles E. Duncan Jr. of Yantis, Texas, and step-daughter, Linda Darlene Nokes and husband, Ray, of Roswell.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Darren Duncan and wife, Shannon, of Dallas, Trent Duncan and wife, Paula, of West Field, Mass., Cori Duncan of Irving, Stacie Nokes of St. Petersburg, Fla., Justin Nokes of Portales, Jessica Nokes of Albuquerque and Seth Nokes of Levelland. Texas; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W. Alameda St. with Pastor Wayne Griffin officiating. Music Director Russ Noss will sing the songs “Victory in Jesus” and “It Is Well With My Soul.”

Ethel Mae Weathersby
Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at La Grone Funeral Chapel for Ethel Mae Weathersby, 79, of Roswell who passed away Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the local hospital. The Rev. Milton Robinson of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn Memorial Park.
Ethel was born May 16, 1921, in Raymond, Miss., to Lazarus B. and Cora Christian, who preceded her in death, as well as a brother, sister, uncles, aunts, nephews and cousins.
She married Charlie Weathersby March 3, 1937, in Raymond. He survives her at the family home.
Other survivors include one son, L.C. Weathersby and his wife, Mattie, of Albuquerque.
She is also survived by Neal Stewart, who she raised, of Roswell and his wife, Berlin. She has six grandchildren, Dorothy Sheppard and husband, Larry, of Roswell, Sharron Hunter and her husband, Rudy, of Roswell, Marie Jackson and her husband, Efram, of Dallas, L.C. Weathersby Jr. and his wife, Theresa, of Albuquerque, Charles Weathersby of Germany and Anthony Weathersby of Albuquerque; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Others surviving are four brothers; Excel, Willie James, Lee Earl and Alvin J., all of Mississippi; seven sisters, Gertrude, Thelma, Alice, Etta, Fannie and Minnie, all of Mississippi, and Doris of Detroit; and very dear friends, Emma Stewart and Mary Weathersby of Roswell.
She was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as president of the Missionary Society, president of the Senior Choir, church treasurer, youth director, president of the Pastor’s Aide Committee, and chairman of the Kitchen Committee.
She had been a Roswell resident since 1961. She was a devoted homemaker. She loved her family very much and always was eager to help others.
Pallbearers will be L.C. Weathersby, Charles Weathersby, Willie Stewart, Rudy Hunter, Larry Sheppard, Efram Jackson, Anthony Weathersby and Daniel Longoria.
All remaining grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements are under the direction of La Grone Funeral Chapel.

Martin V. Fleming
Martin V. Fleming, 95, of Carlsbad passed away Sunday, April 8, 2001, at his home. he will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, April 10, at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home. the family will greet friends starting at 6 p.m. today, April 10, at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Fuller, retired Southern Baptist minister, officiating. Pastor Brad Reimers of Blodgett Street Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Carlsbad.
Martin V. Fleming was born Saturday, March 31, 1906, to William Calvin Fleming and Alice Erap Fleming in Roswell. In 1936, he married Margaret Lair in Roswell. In 1939, they moved to Carlsbad where he managed B & B Service Station. he then went to work for IMC retiring in 1971 after 26 years.
He was a a member of Blodgett Street Baptist Church. His hobbies included spending time with his family, children and grandchildren, as well as fishing and dominoes.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dec. 20, 1990, and by a brother and six sisters.
Survivors include two sons, William C. and Jack Fleming of Carlsbad; six daughters, Jo Ann Harris of Hahndille, La., Sue Scott of Turlock, Calif., Carol Romey of Middleton, Idaho, Patricia Hackney of Albuquerque, Mary Katherine Fleming of Sacramento, Calif., and Jerrie Ruth Lawrence of Carlsbad.
He is also survived by one sister, Elizabeth Blair of Dallas; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Martin V. Fleming II of Austin, Steven Harris of Lafayette, La., Darien Waggoner of Seattle, Michael Lawrence of Carlsbad, Bradley Powell of Austin and Jeramie Hogue of Carlsbad.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Frances Nuckolls Carson
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. — Carolyn Frances Nuckolls Carson, 55, of Arkansas City, Kan., died Wednesday, Apri1 4, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Village in Winfield. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Southwest Christian church in Oklahoma City. The Reverend Wes Collier will officiate. Interment will be in the Little Flower Chapel in the Resthaven Cemetery.
Carolyn was born Jan. 12, 1946, to Carl W. & Eloise (Berry) Nuckolls in Okmulgee, Okla. April 9, 1966, she married Robert J. Carson in Oklahoma City.
Carolyn graduated from the University of New Mexico at Gallup in 1985. She was member of the First United Methodist church in Arkansas City.
Carolyn is survived by her husband, Robert of the home; son, Robert M. Carson and his wife, Vivian, of Roswell; parents, Carl and Eloise Nuckolls of Oklahoma City; brother, David Nuckolls and his wife, Myrna, of Oklahoma City; granddaughters, Amanda Carson and Shelby Carson, both of Roswell; and nieces, Adriene and April Nuckolls, both of Oklahoma City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Village c/o Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, 100 E. Kansas Ave., P.O. Box 756 Arkansas City, KS 67005.

Flora Salcido Peyton
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., today, April 11, at the family home at 815 E. Albuquerque St., for Flora Salcido Peyton, 73, of Roswell who passed away April 9, 2001, at her home.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, April 12, at South Park Cemetery. Albert Peyton, son of Mrs. Peyton, will officiate. Visitation for Mrs. Peyton will be at the family home at 815 E. Albuquerque St.
Flora was born April 11, 1927, in Hondo to Rafael Salcido and Caterina Baca.
In May of 1948, Flora married Juan Peyton in Hondo. He preceded her in death as did both parents; one son, Jacob Peyton; one brother, Juan Baca; and one sister, Arcenia Ortiz.
Flora was a lifetime resident of Roswell. She had retired as a nurses aid for St. Mary’s Hospital.
Survivors include her sons, Frankie Salcido of Roswell, Albert Peyton of Tajique, Eusivio Salcido of Albuquerque and Mike Salcido of Denver; daughters, Arcelia Peyton of Albuquerque and Abby Lopez of Roswell; brother, Ralph Salcido and his wife, Connie, of Roswell; sisters, Carmelita Guajaqua of California and Isabel Aguirre of Roswell.
She also had 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ballard Funeral Home.

Muriel Hickox Wold
Graveside Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at South Park Cemetery for Muriel Hickox Wold, 90, of Albuquerque, formerly of Roswell, who passed away April 10, 2001, at a Albuquerque hospital. The Rev. Steve Chappell of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.
Muriel was born in Claude, Texas, May 6, 1910, to Ira Lester and Elsie Walters Hickox. She married A.M. (Harvey) Wold in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 26, 1960. He preceded her in death well as her parents; and three sisters, Catherine Civerolo, Novalle H. Saunders and Dr. Lela A Eglin.
She is survived by one daughter, Adelaide C. Tucker and her husband, Willilam M., of Albuquerque; one son, Joe L. Carroll and his wife, Jeanette, of Oklahoma City; one brother, Horace Hickox and his wife, Mildred, of Amarillo; and one sister, Winnogene Livermore and her husband, George, of San Antonio.
Other survivors include five grandchildren, Mike Carroll and his wife, Jamie, Keith Carroll and his wife Linda, Cheryl Whittington and her husband, Hayden, John Tucker and wife, Shawna, and James Tucker and wife, Renee; nine great-grandchildren, Juli Whittington, Kate Carroll, Kent Carroll, namesake Kylan Muriel Carroll, Shawn Carroll, Sydney Tucker, Fletcher Tucker, Angela Schirmer and Christopher Schirmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Muriel was employed by Sears and Roebuck as an auditor for 33 years in Roswell and Inglewood, Calif. She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Roswell, served as children’s division superintendent and on the administrative board for many years. She was an active member of the New Mexico United Methodist Women and served as state president at one time. She was also a member and served as president of the Business and Professional Women and the Sear’s retirees organizations, and an active member of RSVP. Muriel volunteered many hours at Sunset Villa and was known as the “Cookie Lady” at the Roswell Retirement Center.
The family requests that donations be made to the Roswell First United Methodist Church Cowboy Bell Scholarship Fund or the charity of their choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Charles E. Duncan Sr.
Charles E. Duncan Sr., 80, of Roswell passed away April 1, 2001. He was born in Linday, Okla., Aug. 1, 1920, to W.L. “Bill” Duncan and Lora Bama Holt Duncan. His parents were farmers.
Charles attended school at Hughes High School and attended college for two years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lindsay and Calvary Baptist Church in Roswell. He had a prison ministry and also ministered to the homeless in Oklahoma City.
He was owner and operator of a dry cleaning business. He served five years in the U.S. Army with the 45th Division during World War II. Charles enjoyed fishing, basketball and baseball. Charles moved to Roswell in 1989.
Charles is survived by his wife, Elsie Mae (Little) Duncan of the home. They were married in Oklahoma City May 29. 1969. He is also survived by his children, Gary Leon Duncan and wife, Dana, of Irving, Texas, Charles E. Duncan Jr. of Yantis, Texas, and step-daughter, Linda Darlene Nokes and husband, Ray, of Roswell.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Darren Duncan and wife, Shannon, of Dallas, Trent Duncan and wife, Paula, of West Field, Mass., Cori Duncan of Irving, Stacie Nokes of St. Petersburg, Fla., Justin Nokes of Portales, Jessica Nokes of Albuquerque and Seth Nokes of Levelland. Texas; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W. Alameda St., with Pastor Wayne Griffin officiating. Music Director Russ Noss will sing the songs “Victory in Jesus” and “It Is Well With My Soul.”

Bernard ‘Bud’ Cleve
MAYHILL — Graveside services for Bernard “Bud” Cleve, 78, of Mayhill who passed away April 8, 2001, at his home, will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Woodbine Cemetery. Pastor David Pate will officiate.
Bernard was born March 29, 1923, in Roswell to Bernard L. Cleve and Tillie (Martin) Cleve. He lived in Artesia from 1950 to 1970 and then moved to Mayhill. He was owner/operator of the Cleve Ranch which was founded in 1886.
he was a member of Mayhill Baptist Church, Elks Lodge, Safari Club and was a Purple Heart recipient in World War II. He was also a member of the Lincoln Forest Permitees Association, ASCS Conservation District and Artesia VFW.
Survivors include one son, Bernard L. Cleve of Mayhill; two daughters, Pamela Elliott and Susan Cleve Smith, both of Las Cruces; one brother, Charles Cleve of Roswell; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Alan Henry, Matt Nix, Dennis Tidwell, Eric Ness, Roger Mason and Melvin Foley Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren, Kelly Dubious, Tom Elliott, Michael David Moore, Ashley Smith, Ryan Smith, Bernard Robert Cleve and Tye William Cleve; and all friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roswell Hospice Care, 1107 S. Main St., Roswell NM 88201.
Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Beatrice Nevares
A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Beatrice Nevares, 83, of Roswell who passed away April 9, 2001, at a local nursing home. Pastor Jim Suttle of Calvary Chapel of Roswell will conduct the service.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Las Cruces with Fr. Denis Tejada of St. Genevieve Church officiating.
Beatrice was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Las Cruces to Carlos Acuna and Ingacia Lopez Acuna. Her parents preceded her in death.
She married Demetrio Nevares Jan. 17, 1940, in Las Cruces. He preceded her in death March 14, 2001.
Other survivors include two sons, Rudy Nevares and his wife, Gina, of Placentia, Calif.,and Tony Nevares and his wife, Peggy, of LaMirada, Calif.; six daughters, Mary Wagner and husband, Gene, of Cambria, Calif., Anna Phelps and husband, Ron, of LaMirada, Jeannie Boor and her husband, Tom, of Roswell, Margie Woods and her husband, Jim, of Sugar Land, Texas, Joli Esping and her husband, Wayne, and Shirley Fallon of Las Vegas, Nev.
She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Beatrice Deck of Corrales; two brothers-in-law, Edward Thompson of Missouri and William Enriquez of Las Cruces.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Gina Brooks, Veronica Boor, Christopher Boor, Robert Esping, Patrick Esping, Dani Covelli, Noelle Esping, Jill Marshall, Sue Piper, Mike Brockus, Matt Brockus, Jeremy Fallon, Ryan Fallon, Michelle Erwin, Nikki Woods, Jimmy Woods, Kelly Vargas, Tiffany Nevares, Angela Nevares, Melissa Nevares, Daniel Nevares, Erin Amescua, Tracy Nevares, Lori Nevares and Jennifer Fancher; 30 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Nevares had been a Roswell resident for 11 years, and was a homemaker.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Frank Howard Spencer
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Frank Howard Spencer, 53, of Roswell who passed away April 7, 2001, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. The Rev. Walter Green of Galilee Baptist Church and the Rev. Keith Jones of Albuquerque, will conduct the service. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Frank was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Hobbs to Charlie Frank and Enora Jean Cannon Spencer. Both parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by Shirlene Bouldin Spencer of the home.
Other survivors include three sons, Jamel Spencer of Baltimore, Chad Spencer of Oakland, Calif., and Keith Jones of Albuquerque; five daughters, Lawanda Spencer of Houston, Gail Spencer of Detroit, Deandra Hooker of Roswell, Ammie Bouldin and Adaline Bouldin, both of Albuquerque.
He is also survived by two sisters, Charlie Mae Toliver of Odessa and Wanda Gauthier of Alta Loma, Calif.; two grandchildren; and an uncle, Sonny Cannon of Dallas.
Frank attended and graduated from Hobbs High School. He earned a scholarship to play football for Wichita State University where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He went on to earn his master’s degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in 1985.
Mr. Spencer had been a Roswell resident since 1980, and he was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a mental health therapist for Counseling Associates up until the time of his death. He was well known for his dedication to his clients, his honesty and his commitment to his career. He never turned away anyone who needed help.
Pallbearers will be Tyrone Gauthier, Jerry Serafino, James Bouldin, Leroy Bill, Larry Sheppard and Ernest Pimentel.
Friends can assist with funeral expenses by making donations to the Chaves County School Employees Credit Union, 1401 N. Lea Ave., Roswell, phone 623-5444, under Frank Spencer’s name.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

James Elihu (J.E.) Prichard
VACAVILLE, Calif. — Grave side services are scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at South Park Cemetery for J.E. Prichard, 76, who passed away March 31, 2001, at his home in Vacaville, Calif. J.E. was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to James Harrison and Verna Prichard. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, “Jack” Prichard; and one sister, Norma Prichard.
J.E attended Dexter grade schools and graduated from Roswell High School in 1944. He attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. J.E. served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was in the construction business in Vacaville before retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Elsa; and two sons, James Thomas Prichard and Lawrence Mack Prichard, all of California; one sister, Rachel Halliburton of Roswell; one sister-in-law, Margaret Prichard; two nephews, James Richard “Dick” Maloney and wife, Mary, Barry Prichard and wife, Judan, of Roswell; two nieces, Norma Lou Cantrell and husband, Randy, of Houston and Suzanne Prichard Brock and husband, David, of Stratford, Okla. J.E. will be sorely missed by his family and friends.


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