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Gertrude Langlitz
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Gertrude Estell Caudill Langlitz, 83, of West Church Street, will be at 1 p.m. today at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Weckel of First Baptist Church, Deming, officiating assisted by the Rev. John Hinze of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Interment will be at 4 p.m. at Lovington Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors afterward at the home of nephew, Glen Boland, south of Lovington.
Mrs. Langlitz died Monday, April 17, 2000, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Blenden
LOCKNEY, Texas — A funeral for Harry Easton Blenden, 77, of Lockney, was held Tuesday at Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney with the Rev. Russell Harris officiating. Interment followed in Lockney Cemetery.
Mr. Blenden died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his home.
Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Harry Easton Blenden was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Rockdale. He moved to Lockney in January 1940 from Glenn. 
After graduation from Lockney High School in May 1940, he worked with his father on the farm.
He was an Army veteran, having enlisted in 1942. He spent two years in the South Pacific.
He married Dewanda Bennett on Feb. 10, 1943, in Fresno, Calif.
Mr. Blenden attended Texas Tech University and received his master’s degree in 1950. 
He moved to Pecos where he was an ag instructor for nine years. He moved to Plainview in 1959 and to Lockney in 1962 where he farmed for several years. He then worked as a crop adjuster for many years until retiring for health reasons.
Mr. Blenden was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Blenden, in 1983.
Survivors include his wife, Dewanda Blenden; sons, Elton of Johnstown, Pa., and Brad of Amarillo, Texas; brother, Dick A. Blenden, of Carlsbad; sister, Sue Thornton, of Albuquerque; and six grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity or children’s home.

Peggy Wilkison
ALBUQUERQUE — A funeral for Peggy Wilkison, 60, of Albuquerque and formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at The First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque.
Mrs. Wilkison died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at her home. She had cancer.
Peggy McCormick Akin Wilkison was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Hobbs. She was the third child and second daughter of Don G. and Dorothy Walker McCormick.
She graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1957. 
She attended Creighton University, University of New Mexico and graduated from Gonzaga University.
Survivors include her husband, David Wilkison, of the family home; sons, Don J. “D.J.” Akin of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Scott Akin of Albuquerque; her former husband, Jackson G. Akin, of Albuquerque; children by marriage, Emily Akin Sattler of Houston and Stephan Akin of Dallas, Laurie Wilkison of Arlington, Va., and Jennie Wilkison Bryant of Denver; brother, Michael F. McCormick of McAllen, Texas; sisters, Mary Skavaril of Columbus, Ohio, Maureen Ashley of Tulsa, Okla., and Monica O’Reilley and Margo McCormick of Albuquerque; and stepmother, Dorothy C. McCormick of Albuquerque.
Memorial contributions may be made to All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon NE, Albuquerque NM 87112.

Melvin Fritschy
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Melvin Fritschy, 78, of West Thomas Street, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Wood officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be at a later date.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Fritschy died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at his home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Melvin Fritschy was born Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1921, to John Michael and Ida Eleanor Williams Fritschy in Tucson, Ariz., where he grew up and graduated from Tucson High School in 1939. He attended the University of Arizona at Tucson where he received his BS in metallurgical engineering in 1943. 
In 1946, he moved to Carlsbad to work for PCA as an engineer until his retirement in 1983.
On Dec. 31, 1950, he married Myrtle Brown in Carlsbad.
Mel was a longtime member of the Downtown Lions Club serving as president in 1998.
He was a lifetime member of the AIME (American Institute of Mining Engineers); a member and past president of the Carlsbad Area Art Association; a member of the Carlsbad Rock Club; a member of the Republican Men where he worked very hard for the Republican party; and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
He was a spelunker and an avid fisherman and photographer. He was a member of First Church of Christian Science of Tucson and Carlsbad where he served as a reader.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle B. Fritschy, of the home; son, David M. Fritschy and wife, Andree, of Carlsbad; daughter, Linda K. Fritschy, of Dallas; brothers, Hubert Fritschy of Ceres, Calif., and Donald Fritschy of Tucson; and a grandson, Jack Fritschy, of Carlsbad.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Lions Eye Bank, 201 Cedar Southeast, Suite 406, Albuquerque NM 87106 or Rotary Foundation, Annual Fund, P.O. Box 75133, Chicago IL 60675-5133.

James K. Byrd
TUCUMCARI — A funeral for James K. Byrd, 61, of Tucumcari, will be at 10:30 a.m. today in the Mosquero School Gymnasium with Charles Duree officiating. Interment will be in the Byrd Ranch Cemetery.
Mr. Byrd died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Baptist-St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, following a short illness.
Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari is in charge of arrangements.
James K. Byrd was born Jan. 14, 1939, in Princeton, Ken., to Floyd and Virginia Byrd. 
He had been a longtime resident of Mosquero.
Mr. Byrd worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a farm service agent. He was also active in ranching. He was very active in all aspects of the community of Mosquero. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Byrd, of Mosquero; daughter, Catherine Klein, of Carlsbad; sons, James Edward Byrd of Aztec and Jefferson L. Byrd of Carlsbad; his parents, Floyd and Virginia Byrd of Carlsbad; brother, C.L. Byrd of Logan; sisters, Marguerite Cope and Datha Ward of Carlsbad; and six grandchildren.
Friends may call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Mosquero School Gymnasium.
The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of choice in memory of James K. Byrd.

Lloyd Bridwell
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Lloyd Bridwell, 47, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was held Saturday, April 22 at Scottsdale Bible Church Chapel in Scottsdale.
Mr. Bridwell died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Maricopa County Burn Unit.
Messinger Mortuary of Scottsdale was in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd Bridwell was born Jan. 27, 1953, in Carlsbad to Bill and Delora Bridwell.
He was baptized at his grandparents’ church, Hillcrest United Methodist Church.
He had been a residence of Scottsdale since moving there his junior year in high school. He graduated from Scottsdale High.
He was past president and Parada Boss of the Scottsdale Jaycees; past president of the Scottsdale Mounted Sheriff’s Posse; past director of the Verde Vaqueros, a charitable arm of the Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club; and was an avid horseman, active in keeping Scottsdale “The West’s Most Western Town.”
Mr. Bridwell had been recognized as an Outstanding Young Man of America. 
His most recent vocation was that of president of “The Arizona Cowboy College.” He was featured internationally in European and Oriental publications and in news shows and publications including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and several other horse related trade magazines and local news features. He was most recently featured in the May 2000 issue of Western Horseman.
Mr. Bridwell was a founding member and Sunday School teacher at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lila Bridwell, in February.
Survivors include his wife,Lori; son, Buc; daughters, Christa and Alisa; parents Bill and Delora; brothers, Bill Jr., Lane and Terry Bridwell; and two grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the L.R. Bridwell Trust at any branch of Bank of America.

Billie Kay Schneider
ARTESIA — A closed-casket funeral service for Billie Kay Schneider, 67, of Garst Avenue, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Baptist Church with the Revs. Michael Elliott and Leo Pennington officiating. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mrs. Schneider died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Terpening and Son Mortuary Inc. of Artesia is in charge of the arrangements.
Billie Kay Schneider was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Grand Prairie, Texas, to William Cay and Lillian Turner Markham. She moved to Artesia in 1951.
She married Bernard W. Schneider on Feb. 21, 1953, in Artesia. They returned to Artesia from Arlington, Texas, in 1957.
Mrs. Schneider was a housewife and grandmother. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard Schneider, of the family home; sons, Robert B. Schneider and John A. Schneider, both of Artesia; daughter, Jolynn Schneider, of Artesia; sisters, Dorella Bond, Jo Ann Schneider and Dorothy Ballard, all of the Dallas/Fort Worth area; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Brian Keith Schneider, Will Crockett, Richie Crockett, Freddie Chavarria, Wayne Wallace, John David Pinkerton and Tonny Pennington. 
Honorary pallbearers are Bob Schneider, Ivan Schnedier, Melvin Schneider, Francis Schneider, Cecil Mauldin, Deopp Crockett and all close friends and nephews.

Tracy Henington
ROSWELL — A memorial service for Tracy Dean Henington, 41, of River Road, was held Saturday in his mother’s home. 
Mr. Henington died Saturday, April 22, 2000.
Direct cremation took place under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service.
Tracy Dean Henington was born Aug. 20, 1958, in Artesia to Walter and Jolene Henington. 
He graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell in 1976.
Mr. Henington married Linda Stubblefield on Feb. 14, 1999. 
He is survived by his wife, Linda Stubblefield, of the family home in Roswell; his mother, Jolene Henington, of Roswell; his father, Wayne Henington, of Carlsbad; sister Sherrie Britain of Fort Sumner; brothers, Kevin Henington of Roswell, Michael Henington of Santa Fe; stepchildren Ray Stubblefield and Patricia Younglood; and one stepgrandson.

Lina R. Anderson
ALEXANDRIA, Ind. — A funeral for Lina R. Anderson, 59, of Alexandria and formerly of Carlsbad, was held Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Noffze Funeral Home, Alexandria Chapel in Alexandria, Ind., with the Rev. D. Kirk Bookout of Alexandria Church of God officiating. Interment was in Park View Cemetery, Alexandria.
Mrs. Anderson died Friday, March 24, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following a sudden illness.
Noffze Funeral Home of Alexandria was in charge of arrangements.
Lina R. Anderson was born May 2, 1940, in Carlsbad to Theodore and Cuca Franco Rodriguez. She had been an Alexandria resident since 1958.
Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker and had been employed for 10 years as a nurse’s aid at St. John’s Medical Center in Alexandria.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge 1771 Auxiliary both in Alexandria.
She married Charlie L. Anderson Sr. Oct. 19, 1957.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, music, dancing and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Frank and Tony.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie L. Anderson Sr.; daughter, Susie Phelps of Alexandria; sons, Jim Anderson and Chuck Anderson of Alexandria; stepmother, Delia Hernandez of El Paso; brothers, Robert, Ted Jr., Danny and Martin; sisters, Nancy, Olga, Donna, Hellen and Jessie of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona; grandchildren, Stephanie Howard, Chuck Phelps, Lina Anderson, Crystal Phelps, Charles Anderson III and Cameron Anderson; and six great-grandchildren, Gabriel Howard, Celeste Phelps, J.T. Hunter, Emmy Howard, Skylar Anderson and Chelsea Hunter.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Anderson may be made to a charity of choice.

Billie Kay Schneider
ARTESIA — A closed-casket funeral service for Billie Kay Schneider, 67, of Garst Avenue, was held Monday at Faith Baptist Church with the revs. Michael Elliott and Leo Pennington officiating. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mrs. Schneider died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Terpening and Son Mortuary Inc. of Artesia is in charge of the arrangements.
Billie Kay Schneider was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Grand Prairie, Texas, to William Cay and Lillian Turner Markham. She moved to Artesia in 1951.
She married Bernard W. Schneider on Feb. 21, 1953, in Artesia. They returned to Artesia from Arlington, Texas, in 1957.
Mrs. Schneider was a housewife and grandmother. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard Schneider, of the family home; sons, Robert B. Schneider and John A. Schneider, both of Artesia; daughter Jolynn Schneider of Artesia; sisters, Dorella Bond, Jo Ann Schneider and Dorothy Ballard, all of the Dallas/Fort Worth area; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brian Keith Schneider, Will Crockett, Richie Crockett, Freddie Chavarria, Wayne Wallace, John David Pinkerton and Tonny Pennington. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Schneider, Ivan Schnedier, Melvin Schneider, Francis Schneider, Cecil Mauldin, Deopp Crockett and all close friends and nephews.

Thelma Bishop
ARTESIA — A closed-casket funeral for Thelma Bishop, 95, of Artesia Good Samaritan Center, will be at 10 a.m. today at Terpening and Son Chapel with the Rev. J.B. Craft officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mrs. Bishop died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Artesia Good Samaritan Center.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Bishop was born Feb. 26, 1905, in Lambkin, Texas, to Robert Willie and Edna Claude Williams Branum. She married Clarence LaBaume in 1925 in Dublin, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1926.
She married Robert Van Bishop Feb. 19, 1928, in Dublin, Texas. He preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1998.
Mrs. Bishop moved from Dublin, Texas, to Artesia in 1950. She was a housewife and member of Eighth and Grand Church of Christ.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Walter Marshall LaBaume, in 1942 and by two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include sons, Jimmy D. Bishop of Hagerman and Bobby C. Bishop of Artesia; daughter LaRue Pinson of Artesia; brother Marshall O. Branum, of Stephenville, Texas; sisters, Beatrice Branum LaBaume, Sally Keever and LaVerne Low of Stephenville, Texas; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers are Rick Swafford, Aaron Lieb, Clinton Pinson, Jim McFatridge, Dennis Davis and Danny Harvey.
Honorary pallbearers are grandsons Howard Bishop, Glenn Beardon, Marty Algard, Chuck Pinson, Stephen Pinson and Billy Drake.

Jack Turner
McALESTER, Okla. — Jack Turner, 47, of McAlester, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Complex in McAlester.
Services are pending with Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Jack Turner
McALESTER, Okla. — Graveside services for Jack Turner, 47, of North D Street, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Reimers of Blodgett Street Baptist Church officiating. 
Mr. Turner died Friday, April 28, 2000, at his home of a massive heart attack.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Turner was born Thursday, Jan. 15, 1953, to Leon “Louie” Francis and Wanda “Doris” Green Turner in Carlsbad. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1971.
He was a member of Demolay and became and Eagle Scout at age 13.
He married Sharon Wiles of McAlester, Okla., Dec. 25, 1976, in Carlsbad. 
They lived in Roswell for 11 years, moving to McAlester in 1986 where he worked at MEECO for 12 years.
Mr. Turner was Baptist by faith.
He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Mary Bertha Green, and a brother Noel Francis Turner.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Turner of McAlester; sons, Harley Davidson Turner and James Leon Turner of the family home; parents, Leon “Louie” and Doris Turner of Carlsbad; and sister, Jolene Salsman of Panama, Okla.
Pallbearers are Jim Hollen, Joe Beasley, John Brewington, Jim Salsman, Charles Komsire and Harley Turner.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 90790, Albuquerque NM 87199-0709.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Mattie F. McGilvray
MIDLAND, Texas — A funeral for Mattie Faye McGilvary, 81, of Midland and formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 10 a.m. today at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Wanda Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Lawnhaven Cemetery in San Angelo at 3 p.m. under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Mrs. McGilvray died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at her home.
Ellis Funeral Home of Midland is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Faye McGilvray was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Stevens County, Texas, to Tom Bird and Myrtle Maudie Gray Smith. She was raised and educated in Necessity, Texas.
She married William Damon McGilvray Sr. on March 1, 1937, in Rankin, Texas. She lived most of her married life on ranches in Tom Green and Pecos counties.
From 1969 to 1990, she made her home in various parts of Texas. She made her home in Carlsbad from 1990 to 1996 and had lived in the Midland area for the past four years.
Mrs. McGilvray was of the Pentecostal faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband William McGilvray on Sept. 6, 1969; son, Dub McGilvray; and three brothers.
Survivors include a daughter, Sheryl Carpenter of Midland; sisters, Maudie Knight of Kermit, Texas, Nettie Blancet of Carbon, Texas, and Lillie Knight of Grand Junction, Colo.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Darrin McGilvray, Damon McGilvray, Ben McGilvray, Clabe Henson, Clay Cox, Ed Carpenter, Jackie Crocker and Larry Mosley. Honorary pallbearers are Destery McGilvray and Mac Carpenter.
The family requests memorials be directed to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702.

Gilbert Flores
HAGERMAN — Gilbert Salas Flores, 70, of Hagerman died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell.
Rosary was recited Sunday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Hagerman. Mass of Resurrection was held Monday also at St. Catherine’s with Deacon John Lucero officiating. 
Ballard Funeral Home of Roswell was in charge of arrangements.
Gilbert Salas Flores was born April 26, 1930, in Hagerman to Manuel N. and Rosa Vigil Salas Flores.
He married Siola Guevara April 27, 1950, in Hagerman.
He attended school in Hagerman.
Mr. Flores was a farmer and in his spare time enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, boxing and spending time with his grandchildren. He volunteered to build Lake Van in Dexter.
Mr. Flores was drafted to a major league baseball, but opted to play semi-pro instead. 
He was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Henry Flores; sisters, Pricilla Torres Flores and Betty Jane Flores; and grandson, Eric Flores.
Survivors include his wife, Soila Guevara Flores, of the family home; sons, Manuel Flores of Albuquerque, Joe Lewis Flores of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Alberto Flores and Daniel Flores of Carlsbad, Ruben Gilbert Flores of Lubbock, Texas, David Flores of Roswell and Jerry Flores of Hagerman; daughters, Kathleen Jaramillo and Dorothy Lucero of Las Cruces and Susan McGary and Rosemarie Hernandez of Carlsbad; brother, Robert Flores of Fort Worth; sister, Christina Lathrop of Roswell; 31 grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers were Andrew Jaramillo, Jacob Flores, Anthony Flores, Brian Flores, Justin Flores, Roland Flores, Gilbert Flores and Antonio Lucero.
Honorary pallbearers were Sabas Hernandez, William McGary, Waylon Flores, Matthew Flores, Michael Flores, Jonathan McGary, Nathaniel Flores, Ramsey Lucero, Robert Joseph Flores, Cody Salas and Pecos Salas.

Janie L. Ford
ABILENE, Texas — A funeral for Janie Lou Dunnam Ford, 69, of Abilene and formerly of Artesia, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene with Charles Whittle and Bruce Parks officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene.
Mrs. Ford died Monday, May 1, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes of Abilene is in charge of arrangements.
Janie Lou Dunnam Ford was born June 22, 1930, in Denver. She grew up in Artesia where she graduated from high school. She attended the University of Oklahoma until marrying the Rev. Kenneth E. Ford of Abilene on Nov. 13, 1949, in Artesia.
They were in ministry together in the United Methodist Church for 42 years until his death on Jan. 24, 1992. They served at churches in Albuquerque, Roswell, Silver City, Lovington and Las Cruces and Palo Pinto, Colleyville, Kermit, Ft. Stockton, Sweetwater and Van Horn in Texas.
In 1984 they were appointed to the Abilene District where they served for six years. After her husband’s death she continued to show God’s love for those around her, especially the health care professionals who helped her as she struggled with Parkinson’s Disease.
Mrs. Ford was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene where she had been a resident from 1988 to 1994. She then moved to Glen Rose, Texas.
She had been active in the various church choirs and United Methodist Women organizations. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, William A. Dunnam and a sister Nida Dunnam Mills.
Survivors include her mother, Marion S. Dunnam of Artesia; son, Mike Ford of Glen Rose, Texas; daughters, Nida Chambers of Big Lake, Texas, and Terri R. Ford of Glen Rose; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a local United Methodist Church or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. 

J.R. Hubble
ARTESIA — Graveside services for J.R. “Hub” Hubble, 84, of Lovington Highway, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Woodbine Cemetery with the Rev. Pinson McWhorter officiating. The casket will be closed at all times.
Mr. Hubble died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Artesia General Hospital.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
J.R. “Hub” Hubble was born Nov. 27, 1915, in Montague, Texas, to Luther V. and Elizabeth Bloxum Hubble. 
He married Alleen Rainbolt on May 8, 1937, in Sherman, Texas.
They moved to Artesia from Madall, Okla., in 1947 and to Loco Hills in 1962.
Mr. Hubble was owner and operator of J.R. Hubble Welding Service.
He attended Loco Hills Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Army having served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by a son, Luther Ray “Tuffy” Hubble and a sister Christine Chapin.
Survivors include his wife, Alleen Hubble of the family home; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Ray Hubble, Jerrell Hubble, James Herrera, Steve Cochran, Joe Ben Rainbolt and Joseph Hubble.

Elva E. Patrick
CARLSBAD — Elva E. Patrick, 72, of Nelson Street, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Services are pending with West Funeral Home.

Penni G. Lancaster
MARLOW, Okla. — A memorial service for Penni Gaylene Lancaster, 39, of Marlow and formerly of Artesia, was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at City Heights Baptist Church in Duncan, Okla., with the Rev. Jimmy Green officiating. Interment will be in New Mexico.
She died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at University Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Penni G. Lancaster was born Sept. 5, 1960, in Artesia to Norman Ronald Lancaster and Charlotte Lois Champion.
She attended school in Artesia. She lived in Silver City for awhile and had been a resident of Marlow for five years. 
She was a member of Center Avenue Baptist Church in Artesia.
Survivors include children, Jeremiah and Nichole Asbury of Medicine Park, Okla., and Rheana Asbury of Carlsbad; mother, Charlotte Phillips of Marlow, Okla.; father, Norman R. Lancaster of Lake Charles, La.; sisters, Candyce Jones of Medicine Park, Okla., Kim Whitaker Tucker of Duncan, Okla., and Lorrie Sanders of Dallas; and brothers, Michael Sanders and Rodney Sanders of Dallas. 

Frances Eagle
CARLSBAD — A church service for Frances Eagle, 76, of Carlsbad, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Earth Church of Christ in Earth, Texas, with Harry Riggs of Muleshoe, Texas, officiating. Burial will be in Earth Memorial Cemetery in Earth.
Mrs. Eagle died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Ellis Funeral Homes of Earth, Texas, is in charge of the arrangements.
Frances Eagle was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Malvern, Ark. She married Jimmie Eagle in Muleshoe on May 14, 1945. 
Mrs. Eagle moved to Carlsbad in 1997 from Roswell, where she had lived since 1992. She had lived in Amherst from 1980 to 1992 and Grants from 1974 to 1975. From 1945 to 1974 she lived in Earth, Texas, where she was a member of the Church of Christ of Earth. In Carlsbad, she attended the Sunset Church of Christ.
She was a grocery clerk for Patterson Grocery Store in Earth for 19 ½ years. 
Mrs. Eagle was preceded in death by daughter, Alma Fay Eagle, March 10, 1960.
Survivors include son Konnie Eagle of Carlsbad; stepson Daniel Lee Eagle of Bellingham, Wash; stepdaughter, Janie Franklin of Big Spring, Texas; sisters, Freddie Lee Patteson of Earth, Texas, Hazel Shoemaker of Tucumcari, Jewel Carter of Indiahoma, Okla., and Alma Smith of Dexter; brothers Alvis Burge of Lubbock, Texas, and Gabbie Burge of Plainview, Texas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven stepgranchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren.

Edna Lee Hemler
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Edna Lee Hemler, 80, of Soper Street, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Marked Tree Cemetery in Marked Tree, Ark. 
Mrs. Hemler died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home and Murphy Funeral Home in Arkansas are in charge of the arrangements.
Edna Lee Hemler was born June 22, 1919, in Black Oak, Ark., to George F. and Nora Lee Amos Scull. She grew up in Mississippi County. In May 1939 she married Eugene Jolly in Kaiser, Ark. 
In 1968, she moved to Carlsbad, marrying Archie Hemler in January.
Mrs. Hemler owned and managed rental property. Her hobbies included cooking, quilting and gardening. 
She was preceded in death by both husbands, three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include daughter, Wanda Richardson, of Germantown, Tenn.; brother, Richard Jolly of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Leona Griffin, Nora Faye Pitts and Norma Jo Day of Marked Tree, Ark., Louella Godwin of Dyess, Ark., and Imogene Rule of Carlsbad; three grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. 
Memorials may be sent to Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation, 400 S. Highland, Memphis, TN, 38111.

Simon Carrasco
ROSWELL — A mass will be held for Simon N. Carrasco, 76, at 9 a.m. today at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Roswell. Internment will follow at South Park Cemetery. 
Mr. Carrasco died May 5 at his residence in Roswell. A rosary was said Monday at La Grone Funeral Chapel.
La Grone Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Simon N. Carrasco was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Carlsbad to Jose and Esther Navarro Carrasco. 
He married Cinderella Armijo on Jan. 12, 1946, in Carlsbad. In 1966, they moved to Roswell. Mr. Carrasco was employed by Glovers for 18 years as a maintenance manager. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Carrasco, and son, Jerry Simon Carrasco.
Survivors include a son, Paul Carrasco of Hobbs; daughters Sally Inman of Mesa, Ariz., Drucilla Del Llano of Tempe, Ariz., and Nancy Carrasco, Belva Carrasco and Priscilla Ruiz of Roswell; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers are Jason Inman, Brian Inman, Danny Del Llano, Michael J. Montanez and Paul Eric Carrasco and Jerry Carrasco.

Louise Springer
CARLSBAD — Louise Springer, 88, of Canal Street, died May 7, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home. Direct cremation has taken place under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service.
Louise Springer was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Kansas to Sam Coleman and Nellie Crystal. She is survived by husband Fred Springer of Carlsbad. 

Maria Elizondo
CARLSBAD — Maria Lincoln Elizondo, 107, of North Canal Street, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., North Canal Unit.
Services are pending with Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Domingo Granado
LOVING — Domingo S. Granado, 78, of South Second Street, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at his home.
Family and friends may visit from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at West Funeral Home Chapel and 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Loving.
Funeral services are pending with West Funeral Home.

Rosemary Juarez
ARTESIA — A mass for Rosemary M. Juarez, 65, of South 20th Street, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Church with the Rev. Alcuin Hunter officiating. Internment will be at Twin Oaks memorial Park. A rosary was said at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Juarez died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Artesia General Hospital.
Terpening and Son Mortuary Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Rosemary M. Juarez was born April 1, 1935, to Bill and Barbara Durig in Portland, Ore. She moved to Artesia from Portland in 1960.
Mrs. Juarez was a housewife and a member of the Catholic denomination.
She is survived by her stepmother, Toni Durig of Portland, Ore.; sons, Clarence Juarez, Fred Juarez, Bobby Juarez and Geno Juarez, all of Artesia, and Mike Juarez of Albuquerque; daughter Sandra Juarez of Albuquerque; brother Dick Johnston of Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be family members.

Olivia Deeds
ARTESIA —Olivia G. Deeds, 96, of West Gilchrist Avenue, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Artesia Good Samaritan Center in Artesia. Internment of cremated remains will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay, Ohio. There will be no visitation or services.
Cremation will take place under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary.
Olivia G. Deeds was born June 28, 1903, in Hancock County, Ohio, to William Cliffor and Alice Jane McClelland Solt.
She married Elmer Deeds on Jan. 10, 1925, in Ohio.
Mrs. Deeds moved to the Artesia area in 1991 from Tucson, Ariz. She was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 2, 1974, and seven brothers including Walter and Lee Solt.
Survivors include nephew Joe Solt of Artesia and great-nephew Clay Funk of Artesia.

Paul Ortega Jr.
ARTESIA — A funeral service for Paul Ortega Jr., 45, of West Williams, was held Tuesday at Terpening and Son Chapel with the Rev. Artie Cantrell officiating. Internment was at Woodbine Cemetery. A prayer service was held Monday.
Mr. Ortega died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Artesia General Hospital. 
Terpening and Son Mortuary Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
Paul Ortega Jr. was born Jan. 14, 1955 to Epolito and Lilia Sanchez Ortega in Carlsbad. He was a lifelong Artesia resident and concrete worker. He was a member of the Pentecostal denomination.
Mr. Ortega was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Sanchez.
Survivors include his parents, Epolito and Lilia Ortega of Artesia; daughters Risela Ortega and Anna Ortega of Artesia; son Eutimio “Tim” Ortega of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers Jimmy Sanchez, Raymond Ortega, Freddie Ortega and Albert Ortega, all of Artesia, Richard Ortega of Amarillo, Texas, and Robert Ortega of Hobbs; sisters Gloria Martinez of Mexico, Carolina Ortega of Lovington and Sylvia Ortega of Roswell; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tim Ortega, Luis Machuca, Richard Ortega, Freddie Ortega, Albert Ortega and Robert Ortega.
Honorary pallbearers were Mike Fuentes, Joey Ochoa, Daniel Gonzales, Tommie Sanchez, Jaime Sanchez and Isadias Delgado.

Louise Springer
CARLSBAD — Direct cremation has taken place for Louise Springer, 88, of North Canal Street.
Mrs. Springer died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home, Northgate Unit.
Private family memorial services are pending with Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service.
Louise Springer was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Kansas to Sam Coleman and Nellie Crystal. She married Fred Springer on Dec. 28, 1929. They were married for 71 years and lived in Carlsbad for 28 years. She was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband, Fred Springer; son Fred S. Springer of Kansas City, Mo.; and one grandson.


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