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Andres Flores
HOPE — Andres Lara Flores, 80, of Badger, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at his home.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary. There are no services scheduled.
Andres Lara Flores was born March 28, 1919, in Sabinal, Texas, to Camillo and Petra Lara Flores.
He married Benina Ontiveros in 1987 in Sabinal.
They came to Hope from Sabinal in 1993. Mr. Flores was a farm laborer.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Flores was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Benina Flores, of the family home.

Cipriano Briceno
CARLSBAD — Cipriano “Cip” Briceno, 82, of Alvarado Street, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at his home.
Services are pending with Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Maymie Z. Brittain Hardaway
CARLSBAD — Maymie Brittain Hardaway, mother of Donella Rodgers of Eunice, Lois Shearman of Lovington and Thom-as D. Hardaway of Carlsbad, passed away in Midland on March 22, 2000. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Chapel of Midland, to be followed with services at 4 p.m. today at Smith Rogers Funeral Home Chapel in Lovington and internment in Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Ellis Funeral Home in Midland and Smith Rogers Funeral Home in Lovington.
Maymie Hardaway was born Jan. 19, 1905, in Eastland County about five miles northwest of Ranger, Texas, the third child born to Tressie Work Brittain and Thomas J. Brittain. Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Midgie Brittain Bates and James Bates of Shelton, Wash., two sisters-in-law, Estelle Brittain and Veta Brittain of Odessa, Texas, and a brother-in-law, Thomas Hardaway and wife, Beverly, of Carlsbad.
On Dec. 11, 1920, Maymie Brittain and James Houston Hardaway were married in the First Baptist Church in Ranger, Texas, by the Rev. W.H. Johnson. Mrs. Hardaway was predeceased by husband, James Houston Hardaway, on Jan. 5, 1982, and by three of their sons, James Leroy Hardaway, Jack Williams Hardaway and Billy Darrell Hardaway. To the first marriage of James Houston Hardaway and Myrtle Williams were born two sons, James Leroy Hardaway and Jack Williams Hardaway, and one daughter, Lois Hardaway Shearman of Lovington. To the marriage of James Houston Hardaway and Maymie Brittain were born Billy Darrell Hardaway, Bobby Gene Hardaway; twins, Donny J. Hardaway and Donella Hardaway Rodgers; and twins, Thomas Dale Hardaway and Judith Hardaway Devenport.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardaway resided in Stephens, Hartley, and Haskell counties, Texas, in the 1920s prior to moving to Monahans, Texas, in the 1930s; Pecos County, Texas, in the early 1940s and then to the Knowles Community of Lea County, N.M., in 1951 and later into Lovington until 1993 when Mrs. Hardaway came to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Judith and James Devenport in Midland.
Surviving children include Lois and John Shearman of Lovington; Lucille Bishop Hardaway of Monahans; Billie Norwood Hardaway of San Angelo; Shirley Couch Hardaway and Bob Hardaway of Monahans; Wendy Carmen Hardaway and Donny Hardaway of Abilene, Texas; Donella Hardaway Rodgers and A.V. Rodgers of Eunice; and Judith Hardaway Devenport and James Devenport of Midland.
Very special to Mrs. Hardaway are 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Grandchildren are: Donald Hardaway of Honolulu, Hawaii; Erich Hardaway of Midland; Jack Dan Hardaway of Arlington; Stephen Hardaway of Bakersfield, Calif.; Barry Hardaway of Corpus Christi; James Nichols of Decatur; Michael Hardaway of Monahans; Sharron H. Johnson of Washington; Valarie H. Sanders of The Colony, Texas; Saundra H. Blackmon of Monahans; Patricia H. Jones of McCamey; Patrick Hardaway of San Angelo; Gene Ann Plumlee of Sherman; Richard Hardaway of Arlington; Ray Hardaway of Monahans; Karen Sue Hyman of Odessa; Ronny Hardaway of Garland; Lynn Hardaway of Monahans; Kathleen H. Petree of Canton, Texas; Lois Faye Hardaway of Denton, Texas; Todd Hardaway of Midland; and Jena Hardaway of Lubbock. Two grandchildren, Teresa D. Nash and Joel E. Nash, predeceased Mrs. Hardaway.
Mrs. Hardaway lived to enjoy her family and extended family and friends. 
She had enough love within her to encircle the globe. All who knew her have special memories because each one felt he or she was the most loved of all. What a blessing and inspiration her life was to each of us.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the Partners Class of First United Methodist Church of Midland, members of the Diaconate, First Christian Church of Midland, and the Dorcas Class (formerly the Joy Class) of Jackson Avenue Baptist Church of Lovington. 
The family wishes to acknowledge the love and devotion shown throughout these last years from family friends and members of various churches; from Dr. Gregory Bartha, the staff of Terrace West Nursing Center and especially personal aides Colleen Dickerson and Betty Clay.
Clergy participating in the Midland services will be the Rev. C. Lane Boyd, pastor, First United Methodist Church of Midland, and the Rev. Dr. Jerry Hilton, pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Midland. Clergy participating in the Lovington services will be three grandsons, Michael Hardaway of Monahans, D. Lynn Hardaway of Chesapeake, Va., and great-grandson Matthew Jones of Leonard, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the church of charity of one’s choice.

Natividad Urias
CARLSBAD — Nativadad Urias, 77, of Carlsbad died Tuesday, March 7, 2000. A funeral service was held Thursday, March 9, at the Church of Christ. A prayer service was held Wednesday, March 8. Interment was in Van Horn Cemetery.
Carrillo Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Natividad Urias was born Dec. 22, 1922, in Vodode Piedra, Mexico.
Survivors include his wife, Maria Urias; sons, Dolores Urias of Van Horn and Cesario Urias of Hobbs; daughters, Marica Sanchez, Manuela Becerra and Luz Gonzalez of Van Horn, Teresa Mora of Kansas, and Socorro Gandara, Gloria Gonzalez and Anabel Garcia of Carlsbad; brothers, Manuel Urias and Jesus Urias of Van Horn; sister, Teodora Valdez of Van Horn; 32 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joel Sanchez, Jesus Becerra Jr., Michael Urias, Armando Gonzales Jr., Isabel Mora Jr., Eivan Urias, Raymundo Gandara Jr and Adrian Gonzales.
Honorary pallbearers were Mindy Urias, Arianna Baca and Mayme Perkowski.

Bleeker Wade
ARTESIA — A funeral for Bleeker “Blinker” Wade, 70, of Chisum, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Terpening and Son Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Lanning officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mr. Wade died Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Henryetta, Okla.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Bleeker Wade was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Sugar Leaf Mountain, Okla., to Barto and Velma Kellogg Wade.
He married Dorothy Janet Summers July 11, 1950, in Van Buren, Ark. She preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1994.
He moved to Artesia from Loco Hills in 1952. Mr. Wade worked as a supervisor for Pride Petroleum.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Trudy Lynn Wade, in 1973.
Survivors include his mother, Velma Wade of Henryetta, Okla.; daughters, Vicky Angel of Carlsbad and Jan Wade-Wilde of Weed; brother, Ronald Wade of Supulpa, Okla.; sister, Billie Davis of Henryetta, Okla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jimmy Wadkins, Bobby Ferguson, Steve Cockrum, Jerry Chaney, Courtney Ragsdale and Victor Rodriguez.

Archie L. Banister
CARLSBAD — Archie Lee “Arch” Banister, 90, of North Mesa Street, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Services are pending with Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

H.C. Hayslip
CARLSBAD — H.C. “Whitey” Hayslip, 84, of North Canal Street, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., North Canal Unit.
Services are pending with Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Clara N. Rhoades
ARTESIA — A funeral for Clara N. Rhoades, 74, of South 6th Street, was held Tuesday at Calvary Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Jerry Hardison and Don Price officiating. Interment followed at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Rhoades died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Clara Naomi Rhoades was born Sunday, March 21, 1926, in Wonaken, Okla., to Riley Cyrus and Helen Smith Clark. She grew up in Idaho and later moved to California where she attended college near Sacramento.
She married Raymond L. Rhoades on Dec. 9, 1982, in Topeka, Kan. She had moved to Texas in 1977 then to New Jersey and, in May 19982, to Topeka. 
She and her husband lived in Colorado for four years in Sterling and Fowler. They moved to Artesia in 1993.
Mrs. Rhoades had worked as a nurse most of her life. 
She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, Carlsbad.
She was preceded in death by four brothers and one granddaughter.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond L. Rhoades of Artesia; sons, Dale Leroy Rhoades of Coos Bay, Ore., Garry Ray Rhoades of Anchorage, Alaska, and David Allen Rhoades of Northglenn, Colo.; daughters, Sandra Marie Nenstiel of Las Vegas, Nev., Sharon Kay Morrison of Rockport, Texas, and Deborah Linn Thomas of Auburn, Kan.; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Audon Saldivar Sr.
MIDLAND, Texas — Funeral mass for Deacon Audon “Odie” Saldivar Sr., 48, of Midland, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI, and the Rev. Thomas C. Kelley officiating, assisted by other priests and deacons of the diocese. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
A mass will be held at 6:30 p.m. today followed at 7:30 by a vigil prayer service at Our Lady of San Juan Catholic Church, 1008 W. New Jersey.
Mr. Saldivar died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Reyes-Garcia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Deacon Audon “Odie” Saldivar Sr. was born Dec. 26, 1951, in Big Spring, Texas, to Jose and Dora Saldivar. He was raised and educated in Big Spring. After graduating, he attended Howard College.
He married Mary Elma Valencia in 1971.
Mr. Saldivar worked at Conoco Inc. as a production specialist for 25 years. 
He studied the deaconette program for four years in Austin. In 1980, the family moved to Stanton, Texas, where they lived for 14 years.
From 1994 to 1998, he served as deacon at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Loving. The couple moved to Midland in November 1999 from Freer, Texas, where he also served as deacon.
In 1999, he retired from Conoco Inc. He began to serve at Our Lady of San Juan Catholic Church in Midland as associated director of the New Deacon Program of the diocese of San Angelo. 
Mr. Saldivar was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a Cursillista. He was active in all aspects of Our Lady of San Juan.
He enjoyed music and played the bass and lead guitar for various bands including Tejano and Christian music. He was working on starting a prison ministry. He enjoyed working with the youth and search program.
Mr. Saldivar was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Saldivar.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elma Saldivar, of Midland; sons, Audon M. “Odie” Saldivar Jr. of Midland and Jacob Mathew Saldivar of Fort Brag, N.C.; daughters, Trish Gonzalez of Stanton and Terri Flores of Stanton; brothers, Jaime Saldivar, Raymond Saldivar and Tony Saldivar of Big Spring and Johnny Saldivar of Midland; sisters, Teodora “Tia” Del Torro, Bertha Miranda and Lisa Hernandez of Big Spring and Denise Garcia of Carlsbad; parents, Jose and Dora Saldivar of Big Spring; and four grandchildren.
Viewing will be held at Our Lady of San Juan Catholic Church, 1008 W. New Jersey, Midland.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of San Juan Catholic Church, 1008 W. New Jersey, Midland, TX 79701.

Lucille Pfutzenreuter
CARLSBAD —Lucille “Sis” Pfutzenreuter, 88, of Carlsbad, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Lakeside Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lubbock, Texas.
No services are scheduled.
Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille Pfutzenreuter was born June 15, 1911, in Chicago. She moved to Albuquerque in 1935 and to Carlsbad in 1946.
She was employed by U.S. Potash Company and its successor and worked for many years part-time at Carlsbad High School.
Mrs. Pfutzenreuter enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing cards, reading and visiting friends; she was also a fan of high school sports. She particularly enjoyed the company of her dogs in her later years.
She attended services at Presbyterian Church as her health permitted.
Mrs. Pfutzenreuter did volunteer work for blood drives in Eddy County.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman.
Survivors include sons, Bruce, Don and Bob; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Carlsbad High School for the purpose of funding activities.

Rafaela Gomez
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Rafaela Florez Gomez, 96, of Sunnyview Street, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jan-kowski officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church.
Mrs. Gomez died Monday, March 27, 2000, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rafaela Florez Gomez was born Saturday, Oct. 24, 1903, in Malaga to Perfecto and Demetria Navarette Florez. She grew up in Malaga. In 1918, she married Juan Gomez.
Mrs. Gomez was a member of San Jose Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, knitting and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, a son, four daughters and her husband, in 1992.
Survivors include sons, Joe Gomez and Juan Gomez Jr. of Carlsbad; daughters, Irene Hernandez, Margarita Franco, Belma Martinez, Elva Gomez and Nancy Gomez of Carlsbad, Maria Brerrospe of Marsins, Idaho, and Lola Ortega of Avenal, Calif.; 53 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Robert Methola, Frankie Methola, Eugene Methola, Robert Jaquez, Danny Martinez, Joe Gomez Jr., Sammy Franco and Lynn Foley.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel. 

Alex S. Garcia
ALBUQUERQUE — Funeral Mass for Alex S. Garcia, 44, of Skyview Northeast, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jan-kowski officiating. Interment will follow at Loving Cemetery.
A Christian wake will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at San Jose Catholic Church.
Mr. Garcia died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Albuquerque.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alex S. Garcia was born Sept. 18, 1956, in Loving to Andres and Manuela Salmon Garcia. He attended school in Loving and Carlsbad and graduated from Carlsbad High School.
Mr. Garcia worked at Carlsbad Medical Center for awhile. He also worked for various restaurants in town.
In 1993 he moved to Albuquerque and went to work for Albuquerque Public Schools as a custodian.
He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Jose Garcia, and his son, Anthony Arredondo.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn McEachren of Albuquerque; son, D.J. McEachren of Albuquerque; daughters, Florencia Garcia, Sierra Garcia, Cecilia Castillo and Shay Arrey of Albuquerque; mother, Manuela S. Garcia of Carlsbad; brothers, Juan Garcia, Eugenio Garcia, Javier Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, Oscar Garcia and David Garcia of Carlsbad and Andres Garcia Jr. of Amarillo, Texas; sisters, Belia Gutierrez and Virginia Quintana of Carlsbad; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Andy Gutierrez, Toby Murillo, Tanner Murillo, Rey Murillo, Felipe Garcia, Ernest Franco, Clint Dunham and Danny Munoz. Honorary pallbearer is Memo Rubio.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at West Funeral Home Chapel, and from 5 p.m. Thursday until service time Friday at San Jose Catholic Church.

Kathleen Murdock
ARTESIA — A funeral for Kathleen Murdock, 77, of Villa Drive, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church with the Rev. David Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mrs. Murdock died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Artesia Good Samaritan Center.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Kathleen Murdock was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Young County, Texas, to Lamar and Laura Jones Holderman.
She married James S. Murdock on Nov. 27, 1987, in Artesia.
She moved to Artesia from Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1948. Mrs. Murdock was a homemaker.
She was a member of First Christian Church and American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Grubbs.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Murdock of the family home; daughter, Kay Grubbs Northam of Bay City, Texas; stepsons, Allen Murdock of Artesia and Michael Murdock of Ft. Worth; sisters, Dutch Duncan of Sacramento, Calif., and Peggy Andrews of Olney, Texas; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Richard F. Estrada
CARLSBAD — Funeral Mass for Richard F. Estrada, 67, of North 10th Street, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at San Jose Catholic Church with Father Valentine Jankowski officiating. Interment will follow at Santa Catarina Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church.
Mr. Estrada died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard F. Estrada was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Carlsbad to Augustine and Jesusita Florez Estrada.
He married Dora Garcia on April 8, 1950, in Marathon, Texas. 
For 20 years, Mr. Estrada was a mechanic at Ford Town and Ross Hyden Motors. He then went to work for Perry Gas Co. and later Citation Gas and Oil where he was a plant operator until his retirement.
He was a member of San Jose Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge.
He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Richard was preceded in death by one son, Richard G. Estrada.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Estrada, of the home; son, Rudolf Estrada of Charlotte, N.C.; daughters, Ruthann Estrada Cherry of Carlsbad, Rachael E. Leach of Porter, Ind., and Roslyn E. Armendariz of Albuquerque; brother, Inez Estrada of Carlsbad; sister, Elisa Rodriguez of Carlsbad; grandchildren, Doraifay Estrada, Kaylyn-Vallie Estrada Cherry, Richard G. Estrada Jr., Luiz E. Armendariz, Jessica L. Leach, Tyler Estrada, Jacqueline S. Leach, Ana-Alicia Armendariz and Jhase Estrada; and great-grandchildren, Mari Estrada, Jesus Adora E. Estrada and Richard G. Estrada III.
Pallbearers are Augustine Estrada Jr., Daniel Estrada, Michael Gomez, Steve Dorado, Henry Martinez and Robert Estrada.
Honorary pallbearers are Mari Estrada, Jesus Adora E. Estrada and Richard G. Estrada III.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 5 p.m. to service time at San Jose Catholic Church.

Ronald Johnson
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Ronald Johnson, 49, of West Pierce Street, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., Northgate Unit.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Johnson was born Saturday, Feb. 3, 1951, in Lebanon, Mo., to Wilber and Patsy Ann Barker Johnson. He grew up in Carlsbad and attended NMSU-C for two years.
Mr. Johnson served in the Army for four years. 
He worked at PCA and Amax and more recently at Western Ag until its closing in 1999.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father in May 1991.
Survivors include sons, Christopher Johnson and Nicholas Johnson of Knob Hill, Ark.; mother, Patsy Castillo of Carlsbad; brothers, Raymond Johnson, Richard Castillo and Alfredo Castillo Jr. of Carlsbad; sisters, Connie Sue Johnson of Dallas, Denise Castillo of Roswell and Janice Castillo of Artesia.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad NM 88220.

Nancy D. Bealson
CARLSBAD — Funeral Mass for Nancy D. Bealson, 81, of Hueco Street, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Edwards Catholic Church with Father Noel Kramer officiating. Interment of cremated remains will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at West Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Bealson died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy D. Bealson was born Sept. 29, 1928, in New York City to Anthony and Carmela St. Massimo Ripollone. She was raised and educated in New York.
She married Edward J. Bealson Jr. in 1959 in New York. They moved to Connecticut for 10 years and back to New York for five. They moved to Carlsbad in 1973.
Mrs. Bealson was the office administrator for San Jose Catholic Church for many years and she cooked for the friars.
She was preceded in death by her husband, on March 3, 1975.
Survivors include a sister, Marguerite Pennell of Greensboro, N.C.; nephews, Raymond A. Pennell of Washington, D.C., Raymond Ripollone of Fredricksburg, Va., and Joseph Williams of Roswell; nieces, Lisa Shaw of Greensboro, N.C., Donna Gentry of Houston, Texas, Mary Robinson of Alamogordo, Vera Conley of Albuquerque and Carmela Godby of Roswell; and sister-in-law and friend, Dorothy Ripollone of Carlsbad.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Edwards Catholic Church, 610 W. Stevens St., Carlsbad NM 88220.

Thomas J. Blair
ADEL, Iowa — Thomas Joseph Blair, 3, of Adel died Thursday, March 16, 2000, of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Interstate 80 near Adel.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with the Rev. Joe Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Highland Cemetery in Mystic. Visitation was held Sunday.
Thomas Joseph Blair was born May 13, 1996, to Steve Blair and Agustina Mae Leal in Laredo, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Cirilo Leal.
Survivors include his mother, Agustina Mae Leal, of Lexington, N.C.; father, Steve Blair, of Adel; brothers, John Paul Blair of Adel, Esteban Luis Leal of Oilton, Texas, and Steven Blair of Carlsbad; sister, Lori Blair of Carlsbad; maternal grandmother, Eudeliag Leal of Oilton, Texas; and paternal grandparents, Paul and Katy Blair of Cincinnati.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati United Methodist Church.

Margaret S. Spence
CARLSBAD — Margaret S. Spence, 99, of Westridge Street, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Landsun Health Service Center.
Services are pending with West Funeral Home.

Charles French
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Charles R. French, 62, of West Church Street, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Victory Baptist Church, with the Rev. D. Michael Lee officiating.
Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery, with honors by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Terry Mullins, Paul Matthews, Lloyd Hutson, Eddie Williams, Powell Mullins and Tommie Williams.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
Mr. French died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles R. French was born Wednesday, July 7, 1937, to Hugh and Marie Williams French in McRae, Ark., where he was raised. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy, and was sent to boot camp and radioman school in San Diego, Calif. He was stationed at Whidbey Island, Wash., where he served at the communications station. He then went to Groton, Conn., for submarine school. He was then stationed on the U.S.S.Runner for the remainder of his enlistment. After his discharge, he went to electronics school with the FAA in Oklahoma City. On Aug. 31, 1962, he married Claudette Mullins. He had worked for the Federal Aviation Administration in Silver City, Truth or Consequences, and Dover, Ark., where he retired in 1990. He then moved to Carlsbad. He attended Victory Baptist Church and was a member of the Emmaus Community. He had been president of the Men’s Golf Association in Carlsbad.
Mr. French is survived by his wife of the family home; two sons, Darin French of Carlsbad and Derek French of Dover, Ark.; and four grandchildren, Eric French and Brittany French, both of Dover, Ark., and Kyleigh and Kortnee Bradley, both of Atkins, Ark.

C.W. Keith Jr.
CARLSBAD — The graveside service for C.W. “Bill“ Keith Jr., 93, of Westridge Road, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carlsbad Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe Wood of First United Methodist Church officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Keith died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Landsun Health Center.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
C.W. “Bill” Keith Jr. was born Nov. 28, 1906, to Charles W. Sr. and Betty Mae Hudson Keith in Marietta, Okla. He finished high school at Wilburton, Okla., in 1927. He married Colleen Terry in McAlester, Okla., on Jan. 21, 1927. The couple lived in Amarillo, Texas, for 20 years while he worked for the Postal Service through 1946. In 1949, they moved to Carlsbad. He entered the golf business as a golf professional in 1936, and served as a PGA pro at various clubs in West Texas and New Mexico, including Amarillo, Plainview and Los Alamos. In Carlsbad he worked at the Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course and Riverside Country Club. He went into golf course designing and construction in 1958, working on courses in West Texas and New Mexico. One of his designs was the Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course.
Mr. Keith was a Past Exalted Ruler with the Amarillo Elks Lodge #923, and a member Eddy Lodge AF and AM, First United Methodist Church, past president of the Methodist Men’s Club, member of the Carlsbad Park and Recreation Board and member of the advisory board of Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. He also served on the construction staff of the park. He also served as city park superintendent for three years.
Mr. Keith was preceded in death by two brothers; a granddaughter; and his wife in 1999.
He is survived by two daughters, Carol Savacool of Carlsbad, and Billie Kenney of Lubbock; two brothers, Lonnie and Jack Keith, both of Amarillo, Texas; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Friends of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park or a charity of choice.

Frances Hawkins
CARLSBAD — The funeral for Frances Marcella Hawkins, 90, of West Pierce Street, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church, with the Rev. Noel Kramer officiating.
Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7 p.m. today at St. Edward Catholic Church.
Mrs. Hawkins died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest’s Northgate Unit.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Marcella Hawkins was born Dec. 21, 1909, to Stephen Schubert and Ella McEntee Schubert in Chicago, where she grew up. In 1936, she married George Clifford Hawkins Sr. In 1963, the couple moved from Chicago to Newport Beach, Calif. She worked as a secretary in Chicago and California. In 1971, they retired and moved to Carlsbad, where she had been a resident of Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest since 1990. 
She was a member of Saint Edward Catholic Church. She loved gardening.
Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her brothers; sisters; and her husband wjp died on Dec. 31, 1990.
She is survived by a son, George Hawkins of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Ellen Hartman of Depoe Bay, Ore.; and one grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest, 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, 88220.

Rev. Joe Rogers
CARLSBAD — The funeral for the Rev. Joe F. Rogers, 99, of West Francis Street, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Church Street Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Ed Kneeland officiating and the reverends Ken Yocum, Stan Yocum and Floyd Fisher assisting.
Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Southpark Cemetery in Roswell.
Pallbearers will be Don Fisher, Bill Curbello, Larry Briggs, Gilbert Montoya, the Rev. Ken Yocum, and the Rev. Stan Yocum. Honorary pallbearers are LeRoy Ayers, David Ridenhour and Hap Briscoe.
Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
Rev. Rogers died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Rev. Joe F. Rogers was born March 24, 1901, to Finley Ware and Alma Hardin Rogers in Cook County, Texas. He was raised mostly in West Texas. In 1992, he married Clara Eastridge, who preceded him in death in 1998. In 1928, he became an ordained minister. He ministered for the Church of the Nazarene for more than 50 years, serving mostly in Texas and New Mexico. In 1991, he married Beatrice G. Orr, who preceded him in death on March 9, 1999. He was a member of the Church Street Church of the Nazarene.
Mr. Rogers is survived by three sons, Asa Rogers of Carlsbad, Melton Rogers of Dolan Springs, Ariz., and Dennis Rogers of Capitan; one daughter, Carolyn Fletcher of Carlsbad; one brother, F.W. Rogers of Abernathy, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Lossie Ivans
ARTESIA — The funeral for Lossie L. “Bobo” Ivans, 86, of Crook Drive, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Arthur Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jess McCabe officiating.
Burial will follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today at Terpening and Son Mortuary in Artesia.
Mrs. Ivans died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Artesia.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Lossie L. “Bobo” Ivans was born May 11, 1913, to Calvin E. and Alice Harbert George in Avis. She married Delbert Ivans on June 10, 1930, in Roswell. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1980. She moved to Artesia from Hope in 1946. She worked as a cafeteria worker for Artesia Public Schools. She was a member of Lake Arthur Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and a son, Harold B. Ivans on Nov. 8, 1979.
Mrs. Ivans is survived by a daughter, Arlene Evans of Temple, Texas; two sons, Stan Ivans or Izoro, Texas, and Larry Ivans of Artesia; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

W.W. Kennedy
ARTESIA — The graveside service for W.W. “Ted” Kennedy, 93, of West Washington Avenue, will be 2 p.m. today at Woodbine Cemetery, with Masonic Graveside Rites.
Honorary pallbearers are Kevin Kennedy, Stephen Kennedy, Charles Lynn Kennedy, Charles S. Blount, Mike Kennedy, Richard Kennedy and James Kennedy.
Mr. Kennedy died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at home.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
W.W. “Ted” Kennedy was born Oct. 24, 1906, to John Robertson and Aline Elizabeth Rumbly Kennedy in Denison, Texas. He married Helen Cornwell on May 12, 1931 in Carlsbad. The couple moved to Artesia from West Texas in 1945. He owned and operated the A&D Market. He was initiated into the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in August 1929. He received his 70-year pin in 1999 at the Artesia Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ray Kennedy in 1992; and three brothers, John, Donald and Clark Kennedy.
He is survived by his wife of the family home; three sons, Robert Eugene Kennedy of Las Vegas, Nev., Larry C. Kennedy of Artesia, and Kent Kennedy of Odessa, Texas; one brother, Gordon Kennedy of California; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Vista Care Hospice, Carlsbad; New Mexico Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital; or a charity of choice.

Obie Upton Jr.
CARLSBAD — Services are pending for Obie D. Upton Jr., 58, of Solana Road.
Mr. Upton died Monday, April 3, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.
Denton-Funchess FuneHome is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Porter
CARLSBAD — Services are pending for Edna Porter, 75, of West Ural.
Mrs. Porter died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Kitterman
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The funeral for Richard William “Dick” Kitterman, 67, of Anson, Texas, will be 2 p.m. today at Lunn’s Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Crestview Cemetery.
Mr. Kitterman died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.
Richard William “Dick” Kitterman was born May 24, 1932, in Wellington, Kan., to Jo Gallupe and Otto Kitterman.
He graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1949 and Midwestern University in 1953. He worked for the Wichita Falls Times and Record News prior to becoming a stockbroker with E.F. Hutton in Wichita Falls in 1957. 
He retired in 1995. Mr. Kitterman was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Beatrice Vestal.
Mr. Kitterman is survived by his wife, Jetta Worley Kitterman of Anson, Texas; four children, H. Lynn Mercer of Lubbock, Sandra Nichols of Lake Kemp, Texas, DeLayne Gravelle of Albuquerque and David Mercer of Rochester, NY.; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 


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