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Robert T. Evarts
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Robert T. “Bob” Evarts, 70, of West Greene Street, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard officiating. There will be no visitation.
Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Evarts died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at his home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert T. “Bob” Evarts was born Monday, Jan. 21, 1929, to Harold and Tresa Toholl Evarts in Carlsbad. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1946.
Mr. Evarts served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1969. After returning to Carlsbad, he worked in the oilfield and drove a taxi for McCabe Taxi for 16 years. The last five years he worked for Tumbleweed Travel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anita Evarts Brown and Berta Irene Hardie; a stepson, Walter “Teddy” Baker; a sister-in-law, Ann McCabe; a niece, Ann Anneston; and a nephew, Dennis McCabe.
In addition to his extended family, he leaves cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.
Survivors include three stepdaughters, Jean Vinka and family, Susan Martin and family, and Ruth Sharp and family; three brothers-in-law, Al Hardie, Jerry McCabe and Wilbur McCabe; two nephews, Gene Burkeholder and family and Bob Hardie and family; five nieces, Jackie McCabe, Nancy Lotz and family, Patty Schenk and family, Janie Leonard and family and Ele Cox and family; cousins; and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charter Heights Hospital, 103 Hospital Loop Northeast, Albuquerque NM 87109.

Vida Lewis
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Vida “Evelyn” Lewis, 84, of Crow Flat, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cienega Cemetery, Otero County, New Mexico, with the Rev. Bob Lewis of Lakewood Baptist Church officiating.
Mrs. Lewis died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vida “Evelyn” Lewis was born Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1915, in Balmorhea, Texas. She was raised in El Paso and graduated from El Paso High School. She attended the College of Mines in El Paso.
In August 1933, she married Howell Lewis. They lived most of their married life in the Dell City/Crow Flats area.
Mrs. Lewis was a member of Otero County Cow-Belles for many years and a member of Dell Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Howell Lewis of Crow Flat; sons, Andrew Lewis of San Angelo, Texas, Gerald Lewis of Pecos, Texas, and Pete Lewis of Crow Flat; sisters, Audree McCardle and Beatrice Head of El Paso; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Juan Arias Gonzales
CARLSBAD — Direct cremation has taken place for Juan Arias Gonzales, 57, of Roswell.
Mr. Gonzales died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell.
He is survived by a brother Alfonzo Gonzales of Artesia.
Services are pending with Sunset Gardens.

Virginia Johnson
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Virginia “Anita” Johnson, 75, of Carlsbad, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sunset Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Sunset Gardens Direct Burial Service is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia “Anita” Johnson was born April 16, 1924, in Lillian, Texas. She came to Carlsbad with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Price Sr. in 1940.
She was a former member of the Women of the Moose and was very active with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.T. Johnson, in 1979.
Survivors include sons, Roy Beeson and Houston Jurney of Carlsbad and Roy Gene Johnson of Farmington; daughter, LaVina Prouty of Carlsbad; brother, J.O. Price of Carlsbad; sister, Ola Mae Tidwell of Scurry, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a charity of choice.

Dorothy Mullins
CARLSBAD — A private memorial service for Dorothy Mullins, 85, of West Pierce Street, was held Monday at Sunset Gardens Chapel with the Rev. Michael Lee officiating.
Direct cremation has taken place under the direction of Sunset Gardens.
Burial will take place at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Mullins died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Dorothy Mullins was born February 3, 1914, to Brice M. and Ollie Salyer Wright in Zephyr, Ky. She was a member of the Phoenix Freewill Baptist Church in Zephyr.
Mrs. Mullins is survived by three sons, Billy, Ray and Terry Mullins, all of Carlsbad; a daughter, Claudette French of Carlsbad; a sister, Martha Toler of Owingsville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Fannie Wiener
VAN NUYS, Calif. — Fannie Wiener, 90, died Nov. 26, 1999, of lymphoma in Van Nuys, Calif.
Mrs. Wiener is survived by her husband, Moe Minkin of the home; two sons, Howard Lipkin of Van Nuys and George Lipkin of London, England; a daughter, Irene Goldminz of Carlsbad; a brother, Sidney Rivkin of West Palmbeach, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Naomi Phillips
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Naomi Phillips, 84, of Avenue A, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hinze officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
Mrs. Phillips died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Naomi E. Phillips was born Sunday, March 28, 1915, to Victor Ney and Ada Viola Smith Crowley in Kerens, Texas. She grew up on a farm located in Elem Flat south of Dallas. She graduated from Kerens High School.
On Sept. 7, 1935, she married Shannon Travis “Shorty” Phillips in Kerens. They moved to Carlsbad in 1938.
She worked for the Carlsbad schools at Edison Elementary, Sunset Elementary and the Mid High as a cafeteria employee from 1949 until she retired in the early 1970s as a supervisor.
Mrs. Phillips was a longtime member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She and her husband were instrumental in starting both Cavern Baptist Church and Hillview Baptist Church (Standpipe Road Baptist Church).
She was an avid gardener.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 28, 1998.
Survivors include sons, Travis Phillips and Ricky Phillips of Carlsbad; sister, Jean Curts of Clovis, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Billy Weckel, Bill Brooks, Sam Bradley, Jim Callaway, Phil Birks and Richard Fry.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Delta J. Campbell
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Delta J. Campbell, 69, of Harding Street, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Mike Bingham of Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ officiating, assisted by the Rev. Michael Jadrnicek.
Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Campbell died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Delta J. Campbell was born Thursday, May 8, 1930, to John William and Emma E. Smith Carter in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she attended school through the 10th grade. She then traveled in the Detroit and Tampa areas. She moved to Carlsbad in 1969.
Mrs. Campbell was a night auditor for 13 years with Ramada Inn and Holiday Inn. She volunteered at Alcoholics Anonymous. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Joe Carter as an infant, and Vernon “Buddy” Carter; two sisters, Ruth Carter and Mainer Walker; and a son, Raymond Joe Clifford.
Survivors include a son, John Campbell of Carlsbad; daughters, Donna French and Janice Thoele of Carlsbad; brothers, J.W. Carter of Jacksonville, Fla., Herman Carter of Memphis, Tenn., and Douglas Carter of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters, Thelma Johnson and Eloise Davis of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Peggy Barron of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jeremy Clifford, Jason Clifford, Jason Walker, Randy French, Bill Thoele and Jimmy Mahurin.
Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home. 

Grace E. Smith
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Grace E. Smith, 95, of West Pierce Street, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Hammar of First Christian Church officiating.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., Northgate Unit.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Grace E. Smith was born Friday, May 20, 1904, to John F. and Anna B. Beach Forehand in Carlsbad. She grew up here and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1921.
On Jan. 1, 1923, she married John R. Smith in Carlsbad.
In 1966, she graduated from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She had worked for the Carlsbad school system as an elementary teacher for more than 15 years. She also taught at St. Edwards Catholic School. She had previously worked at Woolworth.
Mrs. Smith was an active member of First Christian Church where she had served as an elder later holding the position as an elder emeritus. She worked for the hospital auxiliary.
She enjoyed spending time with family and doing arts and crafts.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 1, 1965; a brother, Howard Forehand; sister, Dorothy Warren; daughter, Lois Edwards; and five grandchildren.
Survivors include sons, Harold D. Smith of Akron, Ohio, Russell Lee Smith of Fort Myers, Fla., John David Smith of South Padre, Calif., and Edgar Dean Smith of Chicago; daughters, Jean Magby, Elsie Groves and Gracie Mathews of Carlsbad, and Evalou Adkins of Edgewood; 27 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad NM 88220, or First Christian Church, 1002 W. Church St., Carlsbad NM 88220.

Cecilia Allman
CARLSBAD — Funeral mass for Cecilia U. “Tillie” Allman will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edwards Catholic Church with the Rev. Noel Kramer officiating. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Edwards Catholic Church. Cremation will follow funeral mass.
Mrs. Allman died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cecilia U. “Tillie” Allman was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Carlsbad to James J. and Maria Merced Castaneda Edgar. She was raised and educated in Carlsbad, graduating from Carlsbad High School in 1947.
She was a member of the Carlsbad High School Band and always said that was the last year they (the band) won a championship.
She married Robert T. Allman Dec. 23, 1978, in Carlsbad. She was a homemaker and mother.
Mrs. Allman was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church, the Marine Corps League Auxiliary and a Jonah’s House volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Armendariz; son, Gerard Armendariz; and her father.
Survivors include her husband, Robert R. Allman of the family home; mother, Merced Edgar of Albuquerque; son, Jeff Armendariz of Albuquerque; daughters, Patricia Garcia of Dallas, Laura Armendariz-Moore and Iris Townsend of Albuquerque; four stepdaughters; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Pallbearers are Oscar Garcia, Bobby Escobedo, Gilbert Lara, Richard Montoya, Tancy Lara and John Morales.

John Wright
LAS CRUCES — A memorial service for John Sterling Wright, 85, of Las Cruces, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Getz Funeral Home Chapel, at the corner of Solano and Bowman avenues in Las Cruces. Keith Wilson will officiate.
Mr. Wright died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Las Cruces.
Getz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Sterling Wright was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Marquette, Mich., to Morgan H. Wright and Helen Sterling.
He was raised in Butte, Mont., and was a graduate of the Montana School of Mines class of 1937. He worked as a mining engineer in Montana, California, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Washington as well as in South Africa and Rhodesia.
Mr. Wright was a Marine during World War II where he saw action in Okinawa and Ryuku Islands. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medals. He was also an inventor and author.
During his years in New Mexico, he worked in the potash mines in Carlsbad from 1956 to 1968. He was president of the New Mexico Mining Association, board member of the Taxpayers Association of New Mexico, Foundation Development Council member of the New Mexico Tech Research Foundation, member of the Board of Governors of the Western Division of the American Mining Congress, and resident manager of the U.S. Borax operations in Carlsbad. He retired to Las Cruces in 1980 where he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, New Mexico Chapter 10 and the BPOE Lodge 119.
He met Alice Pesman in Montana and they were married in Idaho. They had been married for 49 years when she died in 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Jerri Jean; a son, Morgan; and two granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005 or by calling (505) 523-4700.

Luz C. Leos
VISALIA, Calif. — Luz Campos Leos, 65, of Visalia, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at her home.
Services are pending and will be announced when finalized.

Ethel McLean
TULSA, Okla. — Graveside services for Ethel “Skippy” Wheeler McLean, 83, of Tulsa and formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Gardens in Carlsbad. A memorial service was held in Tulsa on Nov. 5 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
Mrs. McLean died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in Tulsa.
Ethel “Skippy” Wheeler McLean was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Carlsbad to early Carlsbad residents Ben and Carrie Wheeler. She lived most of her life in Carlsbad and Roswell.
In 1935, she married Farrell McLean. They were married 53 years.
She was preceded in death by a brother, B.A. Wheeler, and a sister, Bess Brown.
Survivors include a daughter, Sally Kovac of Tulsa; sisters, Sadie Hicks of El Paso and Judy Floyd of Farmington; and two grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 9100 E. 21st St., Tulsa OK 74129.

Bertha Tamaska
CARLSBAD — Memorial services for Bertha Maud Tamaska, 80, of 1042 Pinon Lane will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Landsun Homes Health Service Center with the Rev. Van Essen officiating. There will be no visitation. Direct cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Tamaska died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Bertha Maud Tamaska was born May 7, 1919, in Clarksburg, W.V., to Tony and Maud Stackhouse. She grew up in Morgantown, W.V.
She married Joseph J. Tamaska on Dec. 12, 1937, in Morgantown, W.V. They were married 62 years.
Mrs. Tamaska worked as a nurses aid in St. Francis Hospital in 1959 and Guadalupe Medical Center, retiring in 1981.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph J. Tamaska, of the family home; son Joseph J. Tamaska of Elizabethton, Tenn.; daughters, Judith A. Lint of Carlsbad and Susan C. McKinney of Yucca Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Edwin Booth
CARLSBAD — Direct cremation under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service has taken place for Edwin Waynne Booth, 72, of 605 N. Halagueno St. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Mr. Booth died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Edwin Waynne Booth was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Oklahoma. He was employed at the Carlsbad television station as a monitor in 1974 and 1975. He taught electronics for the government in the United Arab Emirates for two years; he later taught for three years for the government in Saudia Arabia.
Mr. Booth moved back to Carlsbad in 1992 and was active in the Ham Radio Club and was president of the local diabetics club.
During his last years of employment, he worked for the government as a National Surveyor.
He served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. He was married to his wife, Martha, for 24 years.
Survivors include wife, Martha, of Carlsbad; sons, Danny Booth of Plano, Texas, and Jimmy Booth of Cleveland, Texas; daughter, Debbie Sheppard of El Paso, Texas; stepsons Richard Nichols and Joe Nichols of Carlsbad, Michael Nichols of Portage, Ind., James Nichols of London, Ky., and Wayne Schoolcraft of Payallup, Wash.; stepdaughter, Sue Broussard of Houston; sister, Jacqueline Darrows of Pleasonton, Texas; brother, Jim Booth of San Antonio, Texas; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Guadalupita Urban
ARTESIA — Funeral services for Guadalupita “Rita” Urban, 78, of 1204 W. Chisum Ave., will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with the Rev. Vincent Petersen officiating. Burial will be at Woodbine Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Mrs. Urban died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Artesia General Hospital.
Terpening and Son Mortuary Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Guadalupita “Rita” Urban was born July 7, 1921, to Leonardo and Mela Martinez Gonzales in Santa Rosa. She moved to Artesia from Santa Rosa in 1950. She married Salomon Y. Urban on July 21, 1951, in Artesia.
Mrs. Urban was a beautician. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and Cursillistas.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ida M. Aguilar; a son, Ernest J. Gutierrez; and by one brother and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, Salomon “Mickey” Urban, of the home; four brothers, Anthony Gonzales of Phoenix, Leonard Gonzales of Santa Rosa, Rudy Gonzales of Albuquerque and Gene Gonzales of Espanola; sister, Angie Dunn of Albuquerque; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Steve Gutierrez, Scott Gutierrez, Rudy Aguilar, Tony Aguilar, Isaac Aguilar and Boyce Lamb. Honorary pallbearers will be Louise Gutierrez, Rhonda Gutierrez, Lisa Aguilar, Stephanie Lamb, Margie Alaniz and Nora Baca.
Friends and family may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Henry Stokum
CARLSBAD — The memorial service for Henry Lawrence Stokum, 76, of North Maple Street, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Stackhouse, a retired Baptist minister, officiating.
Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Stokum died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Henry Lawrence Stokum was born Thursday, Dec. 28, 1922, in Greesburg, PA, to Henry John Stokum and Julia L. Stokum. He moved to Carlsbad in 1946. As a young man, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp and worked at various jobs in and around Carlsbad. Henry lived a simple life and was a blessing to his family and all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eleanor Stokum; and two brothers, Richard and Edward Stokum.
Mr. Stokum is survived by a sister, Edith M. Johnson of Carlsbad; and numerous nieces and nephews of the Stokum, Johnson, Warren and Hand families.

Ruth Moore
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — The funeral for Ruth Alene Moore, 81, of Green River, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Monroe Avenue Baptist Church in Green River with the Rev. Jean Wade officiating.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Moore died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her home.
Vase Funeral Chapel in Rock Springs, Wyo., is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Alene Moore was born July 28, 1918, in Story, Ark to Benjamin Lafayette and Lessie May Lamb Curtis. She attended schools in Malaga. She married J.B. Moore in Loving on Feb. 16, 1939. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband in 1998; a son, Jimmy Brian Moore; a brother, Paul Curtis; and a sister, Bertha Hood.
She is survived by a son, Thomas C. Moore of Green River; two daughters, Carolyn R. Gerstner of LaCrescenta, Calif., and Sandra J. Williams of Fort Worth, Texas; four brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Richard Marek
ALBUQUERQUE — The funeral for Richard G. Marek, 79, of Albuquerque, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at French Mortuary, located at 1111 University Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.
Private interment will follow.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at French Mortuary.
Mr. Marek died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999.
He was a captain in the Army during World War II and served as an extension agent for Eddy County for 35 years. He also served as president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. He was a distinguished alumnus of New Mexico State University. He was active with the Carlsbad Elks, Master Gardeners and the New Mexico Stewards Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard G. Marek Scholarship Fund, in care of New Mexico State University.

Albert Marchione
CARLSBAD — Services are pending for Albert “Al” G. Marchione, 80, of Glendale Street.
Mr. Marchione died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Jackson
CARLSBAD — Services are pending for Harry T. Jackson, 94, of West Pierce Street.
Mr. Jackson died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Lakeview Christian Home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dudley Ussery
CARLSBAD — Services are pending for Dudley Ussery, 96, of Mountain Shadow.
Mr. Ussery died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at his home.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred M. Green
ALBUQUERQUE — Graveside services for Mildred M. Green, 74, of Albuquerque and formerly of Carlsbad, were held Friday at Santa Fe National Cemetery with John Phillis officiating.
Mrs. Green died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, in Albuquerque.
Sandia Funeral Care of Albuquerque was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Green was a resident of Albuquerque for the past 16 years. She was active with the Bear Canyon Senior Center, New Mexico Women’s Association and a member of the Church of Christ.
While in Carlsbad, she was a member of the Elks Club.
Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Luther A. Green, in 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Barber of Bowie, Texas; son, Ted Green of Rio Rancho; brother, James Dryden of Alamogordo; sisters, Barbara Young of Ruidoso and Bernadine Stephens of Carlsbad; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ora Dugan Antenucci
ARTESIA — Ora Dugan Antenucci, 75, of West Hermosa Drive, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at her home.
Services are pending with Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home in Canton, Ohio. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Massillon, Ohio.
Ora Dugan Antenucci was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Witch Hazel, Ohio, to Andrew Stanton and Myrtle E. Millhorn Dugan.
She married Robert Anthony Antenucci Feb. 26, 1942, in Canton, Ohio. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 1997.
Mrs. Antenucci lived in Artesia from 1980-84. She returned in November 1998.
She was a homemaker and of the Catholic denomination.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Frank O. Dugan Sr. and George Dugan.
Survivors include a son, Robert “Bob” Antenucci of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; daughters, Roberta “Angie” Klatt of Salinas, Calif., Anita Kuperus of Artesia and Martha “Martie” Cramer of Artesia; sisters, Mildred P. Kelley and Clara Schuller of Martin’s Ferry, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Clarissa J. Roback
CARLSBAD — CARLSBAD — A funeral for Clarissa J. Roback, 67, of Lamont Street, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Epworth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keath Baskett officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Roback died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clarissa J. Roback was born April 19, 1932, in Webberville, Mich., to Archie E. and Ethel Roselle Duncan. She graduated from Morrice High School and then worked for General Telephone Company for 10 years.
She married William John Roback in 1955 and they lived in Perry, Mich., where they began their family. She worked as a bank teller from 1977 to 1981 before moving to Brownfield, Texas.
They returned to Michigan in 1988 and then moved to Carlsbad in 1993.
Mrs. Roback was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1996 and a brother, John Duncan, in 1999.
Survivors include a son, Billy Roback of Carlsbad; daughter, Teresa Gerring of Lubbock; brothers, Paul Duncan of Falmouth, Mich., and Kenneth Duncan of Perry, Mich.; sisters, Frieda Kercher of Owosso, Mich., Helen Ehl of Morrice, Mich., and Patricia Stiff and Janice Sego of Perry, Mich.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Family Hospice, 601 N. Canal St., Carlsbad NM 88220.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

Melvin H. Appenzeller
CARLSBAD — Melvin Henry Appenzeller, 63, of Harding Street, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Melvin Henry Appenzeller was born Aug. 31, 1936, in Canova, S.D., to George and Edna Loudenburg Appenzeller.
He grew up in Canova and graduated from Canova High School. He later moved to Carlsbad.
He married Joyce Rogers on March 18, 1957. They were later divorced and he moved back to South Dakota with their five children.
Mr. Appenzeller worked for Culligan Water for many years in South Dakota. He returned to Carlsbad in 1985 and worked for Construction Inc. for two years.
He had made Carlsbad his home since 1985.
Survivors include a son, Rick Appenzeller of Arlington, Texas; daughters, Marla Mentle of South Dakota, Debra Tuttle of Grand Prairie, Texas, Vicki Strange of Chamberlain, S.D., and Dawn Ward of Carlsbad; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Paul Brewer
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Paul E. Brewer Sr., 80, of West Ash Street, will be 2 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Pence of First Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Paul E. Brewer Jr., Timothy J. Brewer, Eric Behan, Timothy J. Brewer Jr., David Allyn Brewer and Eric Paul Van Dyk.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess.
Mr. Brewer died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at his home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paul E. Brewer Sr. was born Thursday, Oct. 23, 1919, to Clyde E. Brewer Sr. and Catherine Hurton Brewer in Roscoe, PA., where he grew up. He graduated from California (Pennsylvania) High School. On May 15, 1940, he married Lee Vandermer in Accident, Maryland. They moved to Carlsbad in November 1956. He went to work as general superintendent at National Potash, retiring in 1980. He had been a member of First Baptist Church for seven years. He was active in the Gideons for many years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Charleroi, Penn. He was a past president of the Roadrunner Rock Club. He enjoyed making jewelry as a hobby.
Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, Paul E. Brewer Jr., Daniel R. Brewer and Timothy J. Brewer, all of Carlsbad; a daughter, Sandra L. Chevalier of Carlsbad; two brothers, Clyde Brewer Jr. of Weston, Fla., and Howard Brewer of Washington, PA.; two sisters, Winifred Parks of Weirton, W.V., and Bonnie Milcovich of Roscoe, PA.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Gideons International, Carlsbad Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 391, Carlsbad, 88221-0391.

Vernon Landreth
CARLSBAD — Services are pending for Vernon Ezell Landreth, 80, of West Pierce Street.
Mr. Landreth died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Lakeview Christian Home of Southwest, Northgate Unit.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A. Lester Mayfield
CARLSBAD — A funeral for A. Lester Mayfield, 79, of Piedras Street, will be at 10 a.m. today at West Funeral Home Chapel with Mal Shakra of Sunset Church of Christ officiating. Graveside services will be performed by the Elks BPOE No. 1558. Interment will be at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
Mr. Mayfield died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at his home.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A. Lester Mayfield was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Hawley, Texas. He grew up in the Lawn and McDonald, Texas, area.
He graduated from Lawn High School in 1939. After graduation he joined the Civil Conservation Corps and worked in the Silver City area. He joined and served in the armed forces during World War II and was discharged from the service when he became disabled.
He was later employed in various auto parts establishments in Carlsbad until his retirement in 1980.
He married Jewel Bell in Carlsbad in 1969. They worked together until her retirement from real estate in 1996.
Mr. Mayfield was preceded in death by a brother, Henry, and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel, of the family home; sister, Lola Gentry of Dell City, Texas; children, David Mayfield of Lubbock, Alan Mayfield of Jayton, Texas, Brenda Mayfield of Dayton, Texas, Peggy Johnson of La Porte, Texas, and Eddie Bell, Pat Harvard and Pam Walker of Carlsbad; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Michael Joiner, Charles Brown, Cecil Waldrop, Gerald Gentry, Klint McKinney, Roy Peterson and Don Peterson.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim Holloway and Howard Hayes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lakeview Christian Home, 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad NM 88220.

Nannie M. Haynes
ARTESIA — A funeral for Nannie Mae “Nancy” Haynes, 78, of West Missouri Avenue, will be at 2 p.m. today at Terpening and Son Chapel with the Rev. Rick Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs, Ark.
Ms. Haynes died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Artesia General Hospital.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Nannie Mae “Nancy” Haynes was born June 23, 1921, in Carlsbad to Samuel S. and Tina Mae Cave Haynes. She never married.
She was a longtime resident of Artesia and was a retired teacher from Central Elementary.
Ms. Haynes was a member of First Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, New Mexico Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Deroy Haynes.
Survivors include brothers, Samuel S. Haynes and Clarence Dwight Haynes of Lakeland, Fla.; and a sister, Rebecca Cleere of Birmingham, Ala.
Honorary pallbearers are Warren Johnston, Jack Butler, Ed Lee, Robert Martin, Charles Stubblefield, John Simons and Lloyd Polk.

Alvin Morris
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Alvin Morris, 68, of Dagger Road, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel with Lonnie Ramirez officiating and honors by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard and DAV.
Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
Mr. Morris died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alvin Morris was born Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1931, to Hiram Gundy and Gladis May Standridge Morris in Finley, Okla.
He married Barbara Young May 5, 1954, in Las Cruces.
Mr. Morris was a member of DAV. He enjoyed spending time with family, telling stories, visiting, stock car races, hunting deer, fishing, and owning and raising racehorses and racing them at Ruidoso and Sunland Park in El Paso.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Edith West, on Sept. 14, 1989; three brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Morris of Carlsbad; a son, Alvin Morris Jr. of Carlsbad; brothers, Hiram Morris Jr., Harvey Morris and Fred Morris of Las Cruces and Calvin Morris of Hespria, Calif.; and a sister, Alice Mackey of Atoka, Okla.
Pallbearers are Glenn Moore, David Smith, Gary Tutor, Richard Johnson, Vicente Valdez, Victor Valdez Jr., Daniel Valdez and Butch Reid.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Rena Humphrey
CARLSBAD — Rena Humphrey, 92, of North Canal Street, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Lakeview Christian Home, North Canal Unit.
Services are pending with West Funeral Home.

Ruby Holt
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Ruby Nations Holt, 93, of Westridge Road, will be at 1 p.m. today at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Wood of First United Methodist Church officiating.
Mrs. Holt died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Landsun Homes Health Service Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Nations Holt was born Thursday, May 10, 1906, to Fredrick Wyatt and Maggie A. Gohlson Nations in Quay County, N.M., near Ima, where she grew up. She graduated from Tucumcari High School. She attended Ohio University at Athens and graduated from West Texas State in Canyon, Texas, with a bachelor of arts degree in education. She married Howard D. Holt.
They moved to Carlsbad in 1934 where she taught at Joe Stanley Smith Elementary School, retiring in the early 1970s.
Mrs. Holt was a member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School.
She had been a resident of Landsun Homes since April 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 12, 1978.
Survivors include a son, H. Davis “Dave” Holt of El Paso; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Woodrow Cress
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Woodrow Cress, 81, of West Pierce Street, will be at 2 p.m. today at Carlsbad Cemetery with honors by BPOE Elks No. 1558.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Cress died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Woodrow Cress was born Sunday, Jan. 6, 1918, in Villa Grove, Ill., to George Leo and Rose Belle Hicks Cress.
He entered the Army Air Corps Dec. 13, 1939, serving in World War II. He was at the Carlsbad Air Base until his discharge on Oct. 7, 1945.
Mr. Cress moved to California where he was a truck mechanic. In 1982, he moved back to Carlsbad.
On June 1, 1943, he married Jewell Grice in Carlsbad. She preceded him in death Sept. 23, 1974.
He was a lifetime member of BPOE No. 1558 and was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Toni Gray of Carlsbad; brothers, Bill Cress, Dan Cress, Bob Cress and George Cress; sisters, Virginia Crouch, Opal Klepper and Rosemary Osborn; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


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