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11/30/98

Lola Bell Naron
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Lola Bell Naron, 88, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at a local nursing home.

James Edward Abel
James Edward Abel passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 1998, after a lengthy illness.

Ines Olaguez
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Ines Olaguez, 77, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Roswell.

11/29/98

Pat House
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 at South Park Cemetery for Pat House, 78, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at a local hospital.

Cobos Montoya
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at the Ballard Chapel for Ernaldo “Ernie” Cobos Montoya, 63, of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 26 at a local nursing home.

Louise K. Chavez
Louise K. Chavez, 87, of Santa Fe, died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 following a lengthy illness.

Lola Bell Naron
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral for Lola Bell Naron, 88, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at a local nursing home.

Ethel Armstrong Feider
Ethel Armstrong Feider, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 21. She was born in Newark, N.J., and she resided in Morris County and Levittown, Pa. before moving to Virginia in 1993.

11/26/98

Joe C. Morales Jr.
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Joe C. Morales Jr., 41, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Tulsa (Okla.) Regional Medical Center.

11/25/98

Pat House
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Pat House, 78, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Albon Utterback
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Albon Utterback, 70, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at a local nursing center.

11/24/98

Johnny Mack Spain
 AMARILLO - Services for Johnny Mack Spain, 58, of Amarillo, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Nov. 24, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.
 He died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998.

Burdette Belden 'Burt' Mills
 A memorial service will be held sometime in mid-December for Burdette Belden "Burt" Mills, 80, of Roswell, who died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at his home.

11/23/98

George Griego Gonzales Jr.
 A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Nov. 23, at St. John's Catholic Church for George Griego Gonzales Jr., 51, who passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Roswell.

Pauline F. Simpson
 Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Nov. 23, at South Park Cemetery for Pauline F. Simpson, 85, who passed away in Clovis on Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998.

Nestor A. Makinen
 Visitation is all day today, Nov. 23, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends from 1-2 p.m. for Nestor A. Makinen, 73, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Thomas E. 'Ed' Hairston
 Services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at First United Methodist Church for Dr. Thomas E. "Ed" Hairston, 73, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at his residence.

11/22/98

Imogene O'Neal Hamill
 Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at West Alameda Church of Christ for Imogene O'Neal Hamill, 77, of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

James Richard Faust
 James Richard Faust, 62, of Roswell, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at the home of his daughter in Dilliner, Pa.
 He was a retired insurance adjuster licensed in West Virginia and New Mexico and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

John Charles Schwab
 Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at South Park Cemetery for John Charles Schwab, 57. The Rev. Bobby Renfro will officiate.

George Griego Gonzales Jr.
 Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for George Gringo Gonzales Jr., 51, who passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Roswell.

Dr. Thomas E. Hairston
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Dr. Thomas E. Hairston, 73, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, at his residence.

Thomas Adam Carter
 CARLSBAD - Thomas Adam Carter, 78, of Carlsbad, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1998, at Lubbock Methodist Hospital.
 

11/18/98

Archie D. Exum
 BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Archie D. Exum, 87, a former Roswell resident, passed away Nov. 8, 1998, in Bellingham, Wash.

Carrie Adeline Hicks
 Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Carrie Adeline Hicks, 99, who passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, in Chico, Calif.
 

11/17/98

Freddie Katherine Brooks Burrows
 Services are pending for Freddie Katherine Brooks Burrows, 84, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, in Como, Italy, while on vacation.

Ruth Elizabeth Corbin
 Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church for Ruth Elizabeth Corbin, 92, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at a local nursing home.

Helen Michelle Palmer
 LEXINGTON, Ky. - Helen Michelle Palmer, 38, of Lexington, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at Central Baptist Hospital.

Naomi Ruth Sewell
 Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, for Naomi Ruth Sewell, 60, of Roswell, who died Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, in Albuquerque after a lengthy illness.

11/16/98

Jimmie D. Durham
 Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Jimmie D. Durham of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Jesus del Llano
 MIDLAND - Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Jesus del Llano, 84, of Midland, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, in a Midland hospital.

Howard William Conner
 Roswell native Howard William Conner, 84, passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, in Pine Hill, N.M.

11/15/98

Agnes Buss Meiering
 A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at Assumption Catholic Church for Agnes Buss Meiering, 87, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at her home.

Mina Cummings
 Memorial services will be held at a later date for Mina Cummings, 88, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at a local retirement home.

Mary K. Thornhill
 Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 14, at Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia for Mary R. Thornhill, 71, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Midland.

Clifton McNeil Gibbs Jr.
 Clifton McNeil Gibbs Jr., 69, passed away Wednesday Nov. 11, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Willie Walter 'Billy' McDaniel
 Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for W.W. "Billy" McDaniel Jr., 71, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at a local nursing home.

Johnny Ruven Sedillo
 A rosary was recited Friday, Nov. 13, at the Ballard Chapel for Johnny Ruven Sedillo, 51, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Roberta Beckerman
 LUBBOCK - Memorial services for Roberta Beckerman, 61, of Lubbock, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Congregation Shaareth Israel with Rabbi Heidi Coretz officiating.

Christopher Marshall Coalson
 CARLSBAD - Christopher Marshall Coalson, 25, a former Roswell resident, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at Carlsbad Medical Center.

Naomi Sewell
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Naomi Sewell, 60, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 1998, in Albuquerque.

Thelma Dosher
 CLOVIS - Services for Thelma Dosher, 90, of Clovis, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Parkland Baptist Church.
 

11/13/98

Clifton McNeil Gibbs Jr.
 Clifton McNeil Gibbs Jr. passed away Wednesday Nov. 11, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Leonard Lloyd Landrum
 Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at the Ballard Chapel for Leonard Lloyd Landrum, 83, of Roswell, who passed away Nov. 11, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Vernon W. Robertson
 Memorial Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998, at Westminster Presbyterian Church for Vernon W. Robertson, 90, of Roswell, who entered the Church triumphant, Nov. 11, 1998, at the local hospital. The Rev. Karl Travis of Westminster Presbyterian Church will conduct the service.

Ray Lee Gowans
 Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 1998 at the Ballard Chapel for Ray Lee Gowans, 31, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, in Lexington, Kent.

Johnny Ruven Sedillo
 A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 1998 at the Ballard Chapel for Johnny Ruven Sedillo, 51, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at St. John's Catholic Church. Deacon John Lucero will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Mary Kay Thornhill
 Funeral services are pending at the Ballard Funeral Home for Mary Kay Thornhill, 71, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Thursday Nov. 12, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas.

Agnes Buss Meiering
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Agnes Buss Meiering, 87, of Roswell, who passed away Nov. 11, 1998, at her home.

Billy McDaniel
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Billy McDaniel, age 71 of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at a local nursing home.
 

11/12/98

Ray Lee Gowans
 Funeral services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Ray Lee Gowans, 31, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, in Lexington, Ky.

Vernon W. Robertson
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Vernon W. Robertson, 90, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Leonard Lloyd Landrum
 Funeral services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Leonard Lloyd Landrum, 83, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
 

11/11/98

G.L. 'Boots' Dodson
 G.L. "Boots" Dodson, 73, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Albuquerque with family members at his side.
Johnny Ruven Sedillo
 

11/10/98

Laurencia J. 'Laurie' Logan
 No services are schedule for Laurencia "Laurie" J. Logan, 65, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, in Roswell.

Beatrice Luna Mendiola
 A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 10, at St. John's Catholic Church for Beatrice Luna Mendiola, 68, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
 

11/09/98

Viola Bell Cole
 Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at South Park Cemetery for Viola Bell Cole, 89, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Sunset Villa.

Beatrice Mendiola
 Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Beatrice Mendiola, 68, who died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Laurencia J. 'Laurie' Logan
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Laurencia J. Logan, 65, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at her home.
 

11/08/98

James Robert Williams
 Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at South Park Cemetery for James Robert Williams, 83, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

George Branham
 Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for George Branham, 71, of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Viola Bell Cole
 Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Viola Bell Cole, 89, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.

James Henry 'Bud' Bearly
 Col. James Henry "Bud" Bearly, 83, died Oct. 22, 1998, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Margaret T. Malone
 Margaret T. Malone, 70, died in an Albuquerque hospital Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998.

Deane S. Jenkin
 MADISON, Wis. - Deane S. Jenkin, 80, a former Roswell resident, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, of cancer under the loving care of his family at the home of his daughter, Helen Sheahan.
 

11/06/98

Emery Clyde Blackwell
 On Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, Emery Clyde Blackwell passed from this life to a happy and healthy new beginning with his creator.

Charles L. Enzian
 Memorial services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at Berrendo Baptist Church, for Charles L. Enzian, 67, of Roswell, who passed away Nov. 4, 1998, at a local nursing home. The Rev. Troy Grant of Berrendo Baptist Church will conduct the service.

George Branham
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for George Branham, 71, of Roswell, who passed away Nov. 5, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Margaret Malone
 Funeral services are pending at the Ballard Funeral Home for Margaret Malone, of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.
 

11/05/98

Frank E. Webb
 Masonic graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at South Park Cemetery for Frank E. Webb, 75, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center from emphysema.

Bill G. Horner
 ARTESIA - Services Bill G. Horner, 70, of Artesia, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at First Baptist Church.

Mary Librada Lucero
 A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 5, at Assumption Catholic Church for Mary Librada Lucero, 66, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Center.

Tiller Foltz Thacker Jr.
 Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Nov. 5, at South Park Cemetery for Tiller Foltz Thacker Jr., 68, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at his home.
 

11/04/98

Jane Parker
 Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at South Park Cemetery for Jane Parker, 63, of Lubbock, who passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.

Marion E. Overbay
 Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Marion E. Overbay, 81, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at his home in Roswell.

Tiller Foltz Thacker Jr.
 Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at South Park Cemetery, for Tiller F. Thacker Jr., 68, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at his home.

Ernest Edward Hawthorne
 Ernest Edward Hawthorne, 73, died at his home Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, following a lengthy illness.

Lorene Carpenter
 ARTESIA - Lorene Carpenter, 93, of Artesia, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at Artesia Good Samaritan Center.

Augustine Casaus
 FORT SUMNER - Augustine Casaus, 82, a Fort Sumner resident since 1948, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, at DeBaca General Hospital following an extended illness.
 

11/02/98

Zane Stovall
 Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Zane Stovall, 40, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Canyon, Texas.

E. Clyde Blackwell
 Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for E. Clyde Blackwell, 82, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, in Roswell.

11/01/98

Zane Stovall
 Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Zane Stovall, 41, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Canyon, Texas.

Naomi Weigand
 Services are pending LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Naomi Weigand, 64, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at her home.
 

12/31/98

Melba June Platt
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Ballard Chapel for Melba June Platt, 83, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Jane Garrett
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Jane Garrett, 76, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

James ‘Bubba’ Livingston
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for James “Bubba” Livingston, 66, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at his home.

Jose Anthony Velasquez
Services for Jose Anthony Velasquez, 30, of Dexter, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Dec. 31, at South Park Cemetery. He passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998.
 
 

12/30/98

Jose Anthony Velasquez
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at South Park Cemetery for Jose Anthony Velasquez, 30, of Dexter, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998.

Margaret Balduini Matteucci
ALBUQUERQUE — Margaret Balduini Matteucci, a lifelong Albuquerque resident, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at her home.

Frances E. Boykin
ARTESIA — Graveside services for France E. Boykin, 82, a former Artesia resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Twin Oaks Memorial Park.
 
 

12/29/98

Leon Clarence Lock
A memorial service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at First Baptist Church for Clarence Leon Lock, 79, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at his home.

Charles L. Gamel
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Carlsbad for Charles L. Gamel, 87, of Roswell, who went to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in Roswell.

J.O. ‘Bud’ Payne
Bud Payne, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

William J. ‘Bill’ Edgar
Funeral services for William J. “Bill” Edgar, 84, of Roswell and formerly of Capitan, will be at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 29, at Capitan United Methodist Church.

Betty Gray Mann
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at South Park Cemetery for Betty Gray Mann, 73, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Roger D. Bristow
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Bethel Baptist Church for Roger D. Bristow, 82, who passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Melba June Platt
Funeral services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Melba June Platt, 83, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Margaret Balduini Matteucci
ALBUQUERQUE — Margaret Balduini Matteucci, a lifelong Albuquerque resident, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at her home.
 
 

12/28/98

Juanita Saavedra Espinoza
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 28, at St. John’s Catholic Church for Juanita Saavedra Espinoza, 87, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Jose Antonio Velasquez
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Jose Antonio Velasquez, 30, of Dexter, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998.

Col. Charles A. Deason
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Col. Charles A. Deason, 88, retired from the U.S. Army, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998.
 
 

12/27/98

Bonnie Florence (Douthitt) Seals
Bonnie Florence (Douthitt) Seals, 94, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in Roswell.

Haskell ‘Hack’ Bull
Graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 26, at South Park Cemetery for Haskell “Hack” Bull, 75, of Roswell.

Thomas G. Jeffery
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Tabernacle Baptist Church for Thomas G. Jeffery, 74, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at his home.

Harold Yingling
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Friendship Cemetery in Pocasset, Okla., for Harold Yingling, 77, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Roger D. Bristow
Funeral services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Roger D. Bristow, 82, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Juanita Saavedra Espinoza
Funeral services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Juanita Saavedra Espinoza, 87, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Clarence Leon Lock
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Clarence Leon Lock, 79, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at his residence.

Zenon ‘Zen’ Francis Determan
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church for Zenon “Zen” Francis Determan, 85, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Esther Morrison Garcia
ARTESIA — Esther Morrison Garcia, 82, of Artesia, passe away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Artesia Good Samaritan Center.
 
 

12/25/98

Haskell ‘Hack’ Bull
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at South Park Cemetery for Haskell “Hack” Bull, 75, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998.
 
 

12/24/98

James Leo Keith
BROWNFIELD, Texas — James Leo Keith, 68, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in Brownfield, Texas.
James was born to Ralph Keith and Elizabeth (Hunter) Keith on Dec. 2, 1930, in Brownfield. They preceded him in death.

Nada R. Buffington Baulch
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at Country Club Road Church of Christ for Nada R. Buffington Baulch, 74, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, in Albuquerque. Bob Cates of Country Club Road Church of Christ will officiate.

Zenon F. Determan
Funeral services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Zenon “Zen” F. Determan, 85, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Thomas Jeffery
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Thomas Jeffery, 70, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at his home.

Bonnie Florence Seals
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Bonnie Florence Seals, 94, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at her home.
 
 

12/23/98

Ethel ‘Dell’ Wheeler
Due to inclement weather, the funeral services for Ethel “Dell” Wheeler will be held at LaGrone Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 23. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

Nada Ruth Baulch
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Nada Ruth Baulch of Roswell who passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.

Estelle Blackmar
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Estelle Blackmar, 92, who passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at her daughter’s residence in Albuquerque.
 
 

12/22/98

Humphrey R. Hill
ALAMOGORDO — Humphrey R. Hill, 74, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at his home.

Monroy A. Sanchez
HONDO — Visitation for Monroy A. Sanchez, 73, of Hondo, is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. today, Dec. 22, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso.

Ethel ‘Dell’ Wheeler
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at South Park Cemetery for Ethel “Dell” Wheeler, 86, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

J.W. Neher
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at South Lawn Cemetery in Tucson, Ariz., for J.W. Neher, 82, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Lenard Morris
Private family burial will be today, Dec. 22, at South Park Cemetery, for Lenard Morris, 73, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at a local nursing home.
 
 

12/21/98

Sidney Guy Preston
Funeral services for Sidney Guy Preston, 76, a 21-year Roswell resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Dec. 21, at Ballard Funeral Chapel. Ted Spurlin and Delbert Nelson will officiate.

Gustavo L. Sotelo Sr.
Gustavo L. Sotelo Sr., 65, of Roswell, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Ethel ‘Dell’ Wheeler
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Ethel “Dell” Wheeler, 86, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Bill Randle
CAPITAN — Funeral services for Bill Randle, 76, of Capitan are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Traylor Gym at Capitan High School.

Helen Jessup Wilson
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — Helen Jessup Wilson, 81, of Biloxi, Miss., passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Ocean Springs, Miss.
 
 

12/20/98

Eulalia ‘Lolly’ Sedillo Bonilla
Services were recently held in Gardena, Calif., for Eulalia “Lolly” Sedillo Bonilla, 57.

Dixie Nelson
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Dixie Nelson, 64, of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Joyce J. (Baker) Smorynski
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at South Park Cemetery for Joyce J. Smorynski, 59, of Las Cruces who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998. She was a Las Cruces resident since 1977.

Maria S. Rey
Services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Maria S. Rey, 30, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in Hagerman.

Bill Randle
CAPITAN — Funeral service for Bill Randle, 76, of Capitan are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Traylor Gym at Capitan High School.

Sidney Guy Preston
Funeral services for Sidney Guy Preston, 76, a 21-year Roswell resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Ballard Funeral Chapel. Ted Spurlin and Delbert Nelson will officiate.

Dan Storm
GLENCOE — Visitation for Dan Storm, 89, of Glencoe, will be 2-4 p.m. today, Dec. 20, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso.
 
 

12/18/98

Verna Faye Anderson
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at South Park Cemetery, for Verna Faye Anderson, 76, of Roswell, who passed away Dec. 15, 1998, at the local hospital.

Charles ‘Cotton’ Pittman
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at West Main Baptist Church, for Charles “Cotton” Pittman, 72, of Artesia, who passed away Dec. 16, 1998, in his home in Artesia. The Rev. J. Mark Robinson and Ted Spurlin will officiate.

Milton William Lewis
A private memorial service will be held this afternoon for Milton William Lewis, 95, of Roswell who passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998, following a lengthy illness.

Joyce J. Baker Smorynski
Services are pending at the Ballard Funeral Home for Joyce J. Smorynski, 59, of Las Cruces, who passed away Dec. 16, 1998, in Las Cruces.
 
 

12/17/98

Welman Ross Inman
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Memory Lawn Memorial Park for Welman Inman, 92, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at a local nursing center.

Verna Faye Anderson
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Verna Faye Anderson, 76, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
 
 

12/16/98

Trancito Polaco Sr.
SAN PATRICIO — Visitation for Trancito Polaco Sr., 91, of San Patricio, is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in San Patricio.

Welman Inman
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Welman Inman, 92, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at a local nursing home.
 
 

12/15/98

Edward ‘Ed’ Leon Green
CARLSBAD — Visitation for Edward “Ed” Leon Green, 84, of Blackwell, Okla., will be noon-9 p.m. today, Dec. 15, and 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at West Funeral Chapel.

Nell B. Sedillo Sinor
A Resurrection Mass was held Monday, Dec. 14, at Assumption Catholic Church for Nell B. Sedillo Sinor, 81, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998.
 
 
 

12/14/98

Raymond J. Ring
Raymond J. Ring, 83, of Roswell, went to be with his Lord Thursday morning, Dec. 10, 1998, at Casa Maria.

Alvina J. Paz
ARTESIA — Services for Alvina J. Paz, 79, of Artesia, are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
 
 

12/13/98

Betty Lee Kennedy
Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Calvary Baptist Church for Betty Lee Kennedy, 71, of Roswell, who passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at her residence. The Rev. Wayne Griffin will officiate.

Torivio L. ‘Joe’ Marrujo
A prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Dec. 13, at Gateway Church for Torivio L. “Joe” Marrujo, 81, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Nell D. Sedillo
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 13, at Assumption Catholic Church for Nell D. Sedillo, age 81, of Roswell, who passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Alice Louise Lucas
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at South Park Cemetery for Alice Louise Lucas, 80, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

John Schnedar
LA JOLLA, Calif. — John Schnedar, a La Jolla resident for 21 years, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, of cancer.

Raymond J. Ring
Raymond J. Ring, 83, of Roswell, went to be with his Lord Thursday morning, Dec. 10, 1998, at Casa Maria.
 
 
 

12/11/98

Zoa White McGee
Zoa White McGee, 92, died in Roswell Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998. Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church. Prior to the service, the family will gather for internment at South Park Cemetery.

Virginia Sanchez Rodriguez
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at the Ballard Chapel for Virginia Sanchez Rodriguez, 59, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at University Hospital in Albuquerque.

Carney V. Hodges
Carney V. Hodges, 78, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at his son’s home in Mount Home, Texas. He was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Oriental, N.C.

Helen Stewart Piearcy
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at Terpening & Son Chapel, for Helen Stewart Piearcy, 71, of Artesia, who passed away Dec. 9, 1998, in Artesia. 

Alice Louise Lucas
Funeral services are pending at the Ballard Funeral Home for Alice Louise Lucas, 80, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Torivio L. (Joe) Marrujo
Funeral services are pending at the Ballard Funeral Home for Torivio L. (Joe) Marrujo, 81, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. A complete announcement will be made as soon as arrangements have been finalized.

Nell B. Sedillo
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Nell B. Sedillo, 81, of Roswell, who passed away Thursday Dec. 10, 1998, at a local hospital.
 
 
 

12/10/98

Ann Pratt
CARLSBAD — Services for Ann Pratt, 73, of Carlsbad, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Pastor John Hinze and the Rev. Stanley White officiating.

Virginia S. Rodriguez
Funeral services are pending at Ballard Funeral Home for Virginia S. Rodriguez, 59, of Roswell, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at University Hospital in Albuquerque.
 
 
 

12/9/98

Shawna Grill
Shawna Snow (Atchley) Grill, 26, of Roswell died in a vehicle-pedestrian accident on I-40 near Edgewood Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998.

Wilda Katherine Woods Taylor
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Ballard Chapel for Wilda Katherine Woods Taylor, 87, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
 
 

12/8/98

Charlie C. Stiles
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Charlie C. Stiles, 89, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, in Lubbock.

Emma M. Franco
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 8, at Ballard Funeral Home in Hagerman for Emma M. Franco, 73, of Dexter, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Shawna Grill
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Shawna Grill, 26, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, in Albuquerque.
 
 
 

12/7/98

Verla Lee Chester
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 7, at Terpening Funeral Home in Artesia for Verla Lee Chester, 104.

Dorothea Bell
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Dorothea Bell, 86, of Albuquerque, formerly of Roswell, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998 in Albuquerque.

Charles C. Stiles
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Charles C. Stiles, 89, of Roswell, who passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, in Lubbock.
 
 

12/6/98

Verla Lee Chester
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Terpening Funeral Home in Artesia for Verla Lee Chester, 104.

Olive Mae Cooper
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at West Country Club Church of Christ for Olive Mae Cooper, 94, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Dorothy Bell
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Dorothy Bell, 86, of Albuquerque, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, in Albuquerque.

Judy Ann Terry
ARTESIA — Services for Judy Ann Terry, 40, of Artesia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at First Baptist Church.

Alice Mae Montgomery
PORTALES — Alice Mae Montgomery, 79, died tragically Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, when she was struck by a vehicle at U.S. 70 and Cannon Air Force Base Road.
 
 
 

12/4/98

Andrew M. Richardson
A prayer service for Andrew M. Richardson, 78, of Capitan will be today at 7 p.m. at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso. Funeral mass will be Saturday, Dec. 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Capitan with the Rev. Dave Bergs officiating. Burial will follow at Capitan Cemetery.
 
 
 

12/3/98

John M. Langenegger
HAGERMAN — Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at First Presbyterian Church in Hagerman for John M. “Rusty” Langenegger, 47, of Hagerman, who passed away in Roswell Monday, Nov. 30, 1998.

Juanita Consuela Romero
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Church on the Move for Juanita Consuela Romero, 53, of Tinnie, who passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at University Hospital in Albuquerque.

Opal Cummins
RUIDOSO — Graveside services for Opal Cummins, 84, of Roswell and Ruidoso, is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lovington.

Clara May Irwin
Services for Clara May Irwin, 87, of Roswell are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at South Park Cemetery.

Joe C. Morales Jr.
Memorial services are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Joe C. Morales Jr., 41, who passed away Nov. 24, 1998, at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Olive Mae Cooper
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Olive Mae Cooper, 94, of Roswell, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

James Edward Abel
James Edward Abel passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 1998, after a lengthy illness.
 

12/1/98

Harry Crockett Ives
Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4 — which would have been his 80th birthday — at St. Thomas A’Becket Episcopal Church for Harry Crockett Ives, 79, of Roswell, who passed Oct. 15, 1998.

Ines Olaguez
HAGERMAN — A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church for Ines Olaguez, 77, of Hagerman, who passed away Sunday, Nov. 29. 1998, in Hagerman.

Berta Frances Rogers
Berta Frances Rogers of Roswell went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at the age of 93.

Juanita Consuela Romero
Funeral services are pending at the Ballard Funeral Home for Juanita Consuela Romero, 53, of Tinnie, who passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at University Hospital in Albuquerque.

John Langenegger
Services are pending at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for John Langenegger, 47, of Roswell, who passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Roswell.


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