Miscellaneous Lea County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2000

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Pauline Williams
Graveside services and burial for former Lovington resident, Pauline Williams of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams, 78, died Monday, Aug. 14, at Country Cottage and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Eastland, Texas.
She married Henry Williams in 1960 in Lamesa, Texas. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her first husband, Steven Gown; a son, Charles Gown; and a brother, Marine T. Grace, also preceded her in death.

Charlene Olds
LOVINGTON - Memorial services for Charlene Olds of Lovington will be held at a later date under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Mrs. Olds, 83, died Monday, Aug. 14, at Lovington Good Samaritan Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Parkersburs, W.Va.
She moved to Hobbs in 1956 and worked for the Hobbs News-Sun for many years. She had worked for Dr. Bruner and Dr. Wyn for numerous years before opening "The Olds Fabric Shop." She also worked as a private seamstress for all of Lea County.
Mrs. Olds was a member of the Needlework Guild and the Rose Society of Hobbs. She was an active member of the Community Players in Hobbs.
She had lived in Lovington for the past 19 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Reeves of Tucumcari, and a son, Tony Olds of Lubbock, Texas.
 

Esther White
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Esther White of Hobbs.
Mrs. White died Wednesday, Aug. 16, in Albuquerque.
Survivors include a daughter, Shamie Lopez of Albuquerque.

Everett (E.L.) Coppedge
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Everett (E.L.) Coppedge of Hobbs.
Mr. Coppedge, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 17, at his home. He was born May 30, 1910.
Immediate survivors include his wife, Lottie Coppedge, of the home.

Louise Parker
EUNICE - Services are pending with Calvary Funeral Home for Louise Parker of Eunice.
Mrs. Parker, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 17, in Lubbock, Texas. She was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Ballinger, Texas.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Jack Parker of Memphis, Tenn., and Tommy Parker of Hobbs; a brother, V.O. Wade of Big Spring, Texas; and two sisters, Lorraine Wade of Ballinger, Texas, and Marie Wade of Odessa, Texas.

Charlene Olds
LOVINGTON -- Services are pending at ?Bethany Funeral Home for Charlene Olds of Lovington.
Mrs. Olds, 83, died Monday, Aug. 14, at Lovington Good Samaritan Center.

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Josie Martinez
Services for Josie Martinez of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Christian Center.
The Rev. Randy Sims and the Rev. Ryan Ferguson will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Prayer service will follow at 6 p.m. at the Christian Center.
Mrs. Martinez, 55, died Sunday, Aug. 13, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was born Jan. 30, 1945, in Carlsbad. She married Joe B. Martinez on May 10, 1961, in Carlsbad.
She was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; her mother, Tomasa Sosa Granger of Carlsbad; a son, George Martinez of Albuquerque; two daughters, Debbie Orosco of Lubbock, and Lorraine Ornelas of Hobbs; six brothers, Gilbert Sosa, Ernesto Sosa, David Sosa, Johnny Sosa, Ruben Sosa and J. Manuel Sosa; eight sisters, Margie Valenzuela, Petra Tovar, Vera Salsberry, Sally Martinez, Delia Doporto, Olivia Jaquez, Velma Carnero and Yolando Deleon; and four grandchildren.
Her father, Manuel Rubio Sosa, preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1973.

Rhoda P. Williams
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for former Lovington resident, Rhoda Pauline Williams of Hobbs.
Mrs. Williams, 78, died Monday, Aug. 14, at Country Cottage Nursing Home in Hobbs, formerly known as Sunbridge. She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Eastland, Texas.
Survivors include three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Wesley Reese
Services for Wesley Reese of Silver City, father of Lynda Newman of Hobbs, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Silver City.
The Rev. Scott Penrod will officiate. Burial will follow in Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.
Mr. Reese, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 11, in Hobbs. He was born Dec. 18, 1913, in Ballinger, Texas. He married Jane Formwalt, who preceded him in death.
He and his wife owned and managed Reese Insurance Services for many years. He worked as a secretary for Kennecott Copper Corporation, retiring in 1974.
Mr. Reese was a member of the Grant County Art Guild, the Black Range Art Association and was active in the Senior Citizens Center of Silver City. He was a Methodist.
Other survivors include two more daughters, Sherry Ward of Jackson, Tenn., and Kathy Clark of Everett, Wash.; a brother, Elton Reese of Caballo Lake; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
His parents; and a brother, Shirl Reese, also preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or VistaCare Family Hospice, 1515 Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

8/14

Wesley L. Poynor

RANGER, Texas -- Services for Wesley L. Poynor, brother of Garand "Jack" Poynor of Hobbs, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Eastside Baptist Church in Ranger.
The Rev. Jim Strahan officiated and the Rev. Jerry Speer assisted. Burial followed in the Eastland Cemetery, directed by Edwards Funeral Home of Ranger.
Mr. Poynor, 82, died Thursday, Aug.10, at an Abilene hospital. He was born on June 2, 1918, in Mason County to Dean and Nancy Kiser Poynor. He married Johnnie Mae Murphy on Nov.r 23, 1941 in Abilene.
He graduated from Colony High School in 1934 and worked on the family farm. In 1942, he entered the U.S. Army and served in Europe with the 90th Division in Normandy, the Ardennes and Battle of the Bulge, receiving five Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters. He was discharged in 1945 as a tech sergeant. 
Mr. Poynor returned to Ranger and worked for C.D. Hartnett Grocery Distributors and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He worked 29 years with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church, a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and American Legion, and a member of and 28-year secretary for the Texas Rural Letter Carriers Association. He was a Little League coach and an umpire for many levels of baseball games.
Other survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Kenneth Poynor and Gary Poynor, both of Abilene; another brother, Dorman "Pee Wee" Poynor of Big Lake; one sister, Ruth Franklin of Ranger; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Pythian Home in Weatherford.

Terry Lee Miles
LOVINGTON - Services for Terry Lee Miles of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 7, at Church of God, located at Morris and Dunnam.
The Rev. Gary Williamson will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Mr. Miles, 55, died Wednesday, March 1. He was born Sept. 13, 1944, in Hobbs. He married Mary Katherine McAdams on March 31, 1963, in Hobbs.
He was a lifelong resident of Hobbs and was an active member of the American Legion and Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Susan Ray of Tularosa and Tammy Rountree of Hobbs; two sons, Charlie Miles of Hobbs and Terry Lynn Miles of Midland, Texas; his parents, Charlie and Ella Mae Miles of Hobbs; a brother, Travis Miles of Hobbs; four sisters, Glenda Miles and Shirley Sapp, both of Hobbs, Mary June Lamineek of Alba, Texas, and Penny Tussy of Dallas, Texas; two granddaughters; one grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Miles will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at Church of God; from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home; and from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, 319 E. Dunnam, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

Josephina S. Martinez
Services are pending with Josephina S. Martinez of Hobbs.
Mrs. Martinez, 55, died Sunday, Aug. 13, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was born Jan. 30, 1945.
Survivors include her husband, Joe D. Martinez.

William H. Burford
LOVINGTON -- Services for William Hugh "Bill" Burford of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Roy Elmore will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery in Lovington under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Mr. Burford, 70, died Saturday, Aug. 12, at Covenant Medical Center. He was born May 11, 1930, in Locust Grove, Okla. He married Joyce Christy in 1954 in Stillwater, Okla.
He was a member of Emmaus Community, Kairos Prison Ministry, Crossings Ministry, Wycliffe Bible Associates and Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife of the home; four children, Steve Burford of Sandia Park, Scott Burford of Davao City, Philippines, Craig Burford of Singapore, and Christy Sanders of Dumas, Texas; a brother, J.D. Burford of Laurel, Mo., a sister, Faith LaFrance of Stillwater, Okla.; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, Fla., 32862-8200; Sacramento Methodist Assembly, P.O. Box 8, Sacramento, N.M., 88347-0008; or the American Heart Association.
 
 
 

Vada Hewett
Graveside services and burial for Vada Hewett of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. today at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
The Rev. Gale Trow will officiate.
Mrs. Hewett, 98, died Saturday, Aug. 12, in Hobbs. She was born Jan. 22, 1902, in Kern, Texas. She married James Ellis Hewett in February 1923, in Vernon, Texas. He preceded her in death.
She moved to Hobbs in 1970. She was the owner and manager of Hewett Antiques for 25 years.
Mrs. Hewett was a member of First Baptist Church for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Ray Hewett of Hobbs, and Dr. H.E. Hewett of Farmington and Chandler, Ariz.; a daughter, Dr. Dixie Mayes of Hobbs; a sister, Beulah Nicholson of Wichita Falls, Texas; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A brother, Luther Cooper; and a sister, Lexie Cooper Waters, also preceded her in death.
Memorial contributiins may be made to one's favorite charity.

8/13

Wesley Reese

Funeral services for Wesley Reese, 86, of Silver City, are pending at Calvary Funeral Home in Eunice.

Mr. Reese died Friday, Aug. 11, in Hobbs.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1913, in Gila, N.M.

He is survived by three daughters, Sherry Ward of Jackson, Tenn., Kathy Clark of Everett, Wash., and Lynda Newman of Hobbs; one brother, Elton Reese; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Jerry W. Hodge

LOVINGTON - Funeral services for Jerry Wesley Hodge, 18, of Lovington, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. K.M. McCarthick officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. Hodge died on Thursday, Aug. 10.

He was born on March 15, 1982, in Hobbs and was a lifelong-resident of Lea County.

A member of Northside Baptist Church, Mr. Hodge graduated from Hobbs High School in May. He also attended Lovington High School and played football and basketball for Tatum High School. Mr. Hodge also enjoyed playing soccer, baseball and golf.

At the time of his death, he had enlisted in the United States Army 101st Airborne division.

Mr. Hodge is survived by his parents, father Jimmy Hodge and stepmother Rose Ann of Lovington; mother Cheryl Foster and stepfather Steve Foster of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, J.P. Hodge of Hobbs; two stepsisters, Allison Foster of Las Vegas and Sharla Board of Lovington; two stepbrothers, Lance Foster of Dallas and Kevin Elliott of Hobbs; his grandfather, Charlie Moulder of Atkins, Ark.; and his great-grandmother, Thelma East of Mount Belleview, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Cheri Hodge, who died in 1990, and grandparents Patty Moulder, Pres and Gladys Hodge, Jerry East and Randolph East.
 
 
 

Lucille Shirley

Funeral services for Lucille Shirley, 86, of Hobbs, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home with Jake Chaney officiating.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Visitation is scheduled from 1 until 8 p.m. today and from 8 p.m. until service time on Monday.

Mrs. Shirley died on Thursday, Aug. 20, at Hobbs Health Care Center.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1914, in Clarksville, Texas, and married Ebb Shirley on April 28, 1934, in Gladewater, Texas.

Mrs. Shirley was a member of the Eastern Star as well as First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Shirley is survived by her husband, of the home; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one son, Joe Shirley; and one daughter, Patsy Colin.

8/12

Pedro G. Muñoz
FORT STOCKTON, Texas -- Funeral Mass for Pedro Gutierrez Muñoz, father of Manuel Muñoz, Pete Muñoz, Noe Muñoz, Joel Muñoz, Bobby Muñoz, Janet Garza and Sonia Muñoz, all of Hobbs, was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Burial followed in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Fort Stockton.
Mr. Muñoz, 65, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, in Galveston, Texas. He was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Fort Stockton.
He was a Catholic.
Other survivors include his wife, Josie Muñoz, of the home; four more sons, Martin Ray Gonzales of Perryton, Gabriel Gonzales of San Francisco, Calif., Benji Gonzales and Peter Muñoz, both of Fort Stockton; three more daughters, Candie Muñoz, Angela Montañez and Linda Stella Garcia, all of El Paso; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Bertha Arsiaga; and two brothers, Celedonio Muñoz and Cecilo Muñoz, preceded him in death.

Teodula Carrasco Rodriguez
Services for Teodula Carrasco Rodriguez of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today, at St. Helena Catholic Church. She will lie in state today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Rev. Don Adamski of the OFM Conv., will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rodriguez, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 10, in Hobbs. She was born Feb. 17, 1911, in Alpine, Texas. She married Nestor Rodriguez in 1926 in Ojinaga, Mexico. He preceded her in death in 1955.
She was a resident of Good Samaritan Village. She moved to Hobbs in 1990 from Ojinaga. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church and Las Quincenieras prayer group.
Survivors include two daughters, Agustina Peña of Hobbs and Delia Hernandez of Juarez; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Alicia Rubio; a brother, Lupe Bustamente; and a sister, Luisa Castillo, also preceded her in death.

8/11

Lucille Shirley

Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Lucille Shirley of Hobbs.
Mrs. Shirley, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 10, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 15, 1914, in Clarksville, Texas.
Survivors include her husband of the home, Ebb Shirley.

8/10

Patricia D. Riley
EUNICE -- Services for Patricia Diane Riley of Eunice will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at First United Methodist Church in Eunice.
The Rev. Tommy Jared will officiate. Cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Riley, 42, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 29, 1957, in Eads, Colo. She married Dennis Riley on Oct. 14, 1978, in Petersburg, Texas.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Eunice. She had lived in Eunice since 1978. She worked as a para-professional with the Hobbs Public Schools.
Survivors include her husband Dennis Riley of the home; a son, Brody Riley of Eunice; two daughters, Cassie Riley and Tara Riley, both of Eunice; her stepmother, Nelda V. Lee of Anson, Texas; six brothers, Roy Glenn Lee and Richard Ray Chambers, both of Abilene, Texas, Jimmy Don Blue of Anson, Michael Chambers of Houston, Texas, Larry Lee and Gary Lee, both of Big Spring, Texas; and a sister, Rebecca Long of Dallas, Texas.
Her father, Marshall Lee, preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Eunice.

Harriet O. Boyd
EUNICE -- Graveside services and burial for Harriet Ora Boyd of the Boyd homesteaders of Eunice , who resided in Eugene, Ore., will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Brunson Memorial Cemetery in Eunice.
Mrs. Boyd, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 6, at her home in Eugene. She was born Feb. 18, 1922, in Flowing Wells, Ariz.
She had worked as a telephone operator.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, Alex Boyd of Roseburg, Ore.; three daughters, Sarah Edgell of Albuquerque, Glenda Fuller of Snowflake, Ariz., and Maxine Creeds of Dugway, Utah; two brothers, Lonnie Dinwiddie of Ogden, Utah, and Robert Dinwiddie of Santa Fe; and seven grandchildren.

Harold Hopkins
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- 
Services for Harold "Hal" Hopkins of Anchorage, father of John Hopkins of Hobbs, will be held noon today at Anchorage Baptist Temple.
Burial will follow in Fort Richardson National Cemetery. 
Mr. Hopkins, 83, died on July 30, at Elmendorf AFB Hospital in Anchorage. He was born in November 1916, in Tacoma, Wash.
He retired after 26 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He came to Alaska in 1968 to start the first JROTC program at West Anchorage High School where he taught for 13 years before his second retirement. 
Mr. Hopkins was a member of the Anchorage Baptist Temple, Order of Daedalions, Phi Delta Kappa, Talkeetna Post VFW No. 3836, and the Western Alaska Council Boy Scouts of America. He was a registered Scouter for 73 years.
He earned his BA degree in English/Music from Seattle Pacific College where he sang baritone in the SPC Clarion Quartet. He taught music in Washington State before entering the Army Air Corps as a second Lieutenant in 1943. While in the Air Force he earned an M.A. degree in Administration from Stanford University.
Other survivors include his wife wife, Alys; a daughter, Michele Bryan of Charleston, S.C.; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Western Alaska Council Boy Scouts of America, 3117 Patterson St., Anchorage, Alaska 99504.
 
 
 

Richard McLemore
Services for Richard McLemore of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at El Bethel Church of God In Christ.
The Rev. W.G. Patton will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. McLemore, 77, died Monday, Aug. 7, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Carthage, Texas. He married Roberta Cooks in 1942 in Carthage. She preceded him in death.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his daughter, Margaret Lipscomb of Hobbs, and a brother, Fletcher McLemore Jr., of Dallas, Texas.
His parents, Fletcher and Almira McLemore; five brothers; and four sisters also preceded him in death.

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Harriet O. Boyd
Services are pending with Calvary Funeral Home for former Hobbsan Harriet Ora Boyd of Eugene, Ore.
Mrs. Boyd, 72, died Sunday, Aug. 6, at her home in Eugene. She was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Flowing Wells, Ariz.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred Boyd, of the home; a son, Alex Boyd of Oregon; three daughters, Sarah Estelle Edgell of Albuquerque, Glenda Fuller of Arizona and Maxine Creeds of Utah; and seven grandchildren.

Richard McLemore
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Richard McLemore of Hobbs.
Mr. McLemore, 77, died Monday, Aug. 7, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Carthage, Texas.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Lipscomb of Hobbs.

Angela Lopez
Services for Angela Lopez of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at St. Helena Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. A prayer service will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ms. Lopez, 22, died Monday, Aug. 7, at her home. She was born Sept. 27, 1977, in Hobbs. 
She worked as a volunteer for Head Start.
Ms. Lopez was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church.
Survivors include her parents, Charlie and Betty Lopez of Hobbs; a brother, Charlie Lopez Jr. of Midland, Texas; and a son, Samuel L. Garza of Hobbs.

Isaac Harvey
LOVINGTON - Memorial services for Isaac Harvey of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. today at Kingdom Hall in Lovington.
Chester Foster will officiate. Cremation will take place under the direction of Memory Gardens Direct Services.
Mr. Harvey, 16, died Sunday, Aug. 6, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1984, in Lovington.
He was a student in the Lovington School District. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include his mother, Josie Harvey; four brothers, Abraham, Thomas, Jacob and Michael; and a sister, Jolie.
His father, Thomas Lloyd Harvey, preceded him in death in 1997.

Helen W. Black
PORTALES -- Services for Helen W. Black of Portales, stepmother of coach Ron Black of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Trinity Baptist Church in Mesa, Ariz. Additional services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, at First Baptist Church in Portales.
Mrs. Black, 82, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at her son's home in Gilbert, Ariz., following a lengthy illness. She was born March 26, 1918, in McAlister. She married Robert Worthington of Clovis on Oct. 17, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1974. She married Dr. Ralph Black of Portales on June 7, 1986.
She graduated from McAlister High School in 1935. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico Junior College in 1937. She also attended Texas Tech University and Highlands University.
After college, Mrs. Black lived in Clovis, working at Phillips Music Co. and later at Eubank and Son. In 1951, she moved to Mesa, Ariz., where she owned and operated the Westernaire Motel along with her husband. She also worked at Dillards Department Store in Mesa from 1976 to 1986. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis, where she was active in the music activities of the church and directed the choir.
She moved back to Portales in 1986, where she became a member of the First Baptist Church. She was an active member of East Valley View Homemakers Club and the Portales Hospital Auxiliary.
Other survivors include her husband of the home; a daughter, Cindy Johnson of Guam; two sons, Jim Bob Worthington of Gilbert, Ariz., and Monty Worthington of Guam; two more stepsons, Dr. Richard Black of Fayetteville, N.C., and Doug Black of Albuquerque; two sisters, Glenn Frazier of House and Lenna Williams of Fullerton, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
 
 

Vesta L. Jones
The family of Vesta Jones failed to include in Tuesday's obituary that she was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronnie Jones; and a daughter, Carolyn Kaye.

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Vesta L. Jones
Services for Vesta L. Jones of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Grantham Funeral Home Chapel in Duncan, Okla.
Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at her home. She was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Hilton, Okla. She married Harry Jones on July 28, 1941, in Pauls Valley, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1972.
She had been a resident of Hobbs since 1962. She was a member of Bel Aire Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Lewis of Levelland, Texas, and Linda Youngblood of Hobbs; two sisters, Golda Knudsen of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Betty Jo Mahon of St. Elmo, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bel Aire Baptist Church of Hobbs, Hospice or the Hobbs Senior Citizens Center, 200 E. Park, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

Altha F. Rice
PORTALES -- Services for former Hobbsan Altha Fay (Altie) Rice of the Bethel community will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.
The Rev. James Terry, pastor of Faith Temple Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Floyd Cemetery.
Mrs. Rice, 62, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at her home. She was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Seagraves, Texas. She married Bill Berry, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 19, 1971, she married N.C. (Norv) Rice.
She grew up west of the Floyd community on the Price Ranch. She lived in Portales until 1971, when she moved to Moriarty. She moved back to Portales and in 1974, moved to Hobbs. In 1994, the couple returned to the Bethel Community.
Mrs. Rice was a member of Faith Temple Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Jim Bob Berry of Iredell, Texas, and George (Moe) Berry of Fort Sumner; two daughters, Dottie Tipton of Floyd and Janida King of Houston, Texas; her mother, Imogene Fuqua of Portales; a brother, Jim Fuqua of Bethel; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.
Her father, James B. (Dunk) Fuqua, and a brother, Joe Bernard Fuqua, also preceded her in death.

Harold L. Danks
PUEBLO, Colo. -- Services and burial for Harold L. Danks of Pueblo, father of Clayette Kashner of Hobbs, were held on Monday, Aug. 7, in Pueblo.
Mr. Danks, 91, died on Wednesday, Aug. 2, in Pubelo. He was born in LaVeta, Colo., on May 16, 1909. He married Audrey Haynes on Nov. 28, 1942, in Clovis. She preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 1983.
He was a veteran of World War II. He had retired as a railroad engineer from CF&I/Colorado and Wyoming Railroad in 1974.
Other survivors include two other daughters, Pamela Danks and Ieleene Watts, both of Pueblo; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Roger W. Wright
Graveside services and burial for Roger W. Wright of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. today at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Ken Yoakum will officiate.
Mr. Wright, 75, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Wynona, Okla.
Survivors include a son, Donnie Wright of Pawhuska, Okla.; a daughter, Shirley Ann Lovell of Hominy, Okla.; four brothers, Joe Wright of Hobbs, Ray Wright of Shidler, Okla., Eddie Wright of Capitan and T.G. Wright of Rose, Okla.; three sisters, Earlene Koons of Dro Valley, Ariz., Joyce L. Helton of Albuquerque, JoAnn Minter of Browken Arrow, Okla.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A son, a great-grandchild and his parents preceded him in death.

Thomas R. Johnson
Services for Thomas Russell Johnson of Midland, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.
Leon Green will officiate. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens in Hobbs.
Mr. Johnson, 76, died Sunday, Aug. 6, in Midland. He was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Slaton, Texas. He married Dorothy Mayfield Johnson on Nov. 22, 1944, at the First Baptist Church in Eunice.
He worked as a pumper and lease foreman for Conoco for 36 years.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Edna Burnett of Yelma, Wash., and Linda Malicoat of Midland; one sister, Rita Appleton of Hobbs; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Linus Johnson, and two brothers, Jack Johnson and Marsh Gene Johnson, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

8/5

Roger W. Wright
A funeral is pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Roger W. Wright of Hobbs.
Mr. Wright died Saturday, Aug. 5, at the age of 75 at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1925.
He is survived by a brother, Joe Wright of Hobbs.

Vesta L. Jones
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home of Vesta L. Jones of Hobbs.
Mrs. Jones, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at her home. She was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Hilton, Okla.

Ruth J. Smith
A funeral for Ruth J. Smith of Hobbs will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at Prairie Haven Chapel under the direction of Rev. Leon Green.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funerl Home.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at Chapel of Hope.
Mrs. Smith, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Sunbridge Care Center. She was born Aug. 25, 1907, in Davidson, Okla. She married Ferrill Smith on Sept. 16, 1929, in Duncan, Okla.
Survivors include four sons; Howard Smith of Hobbs, Kenneth Smith of Hobbs, Jerry Smith of Hobbs and Bill Smith of Fortuna, Calf.; one sister, Alice Spurgeon of Alma, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ferrill Smith, three sisters, two brothers and one grandson.

Jerry Adams
EUNICE -- Graveside services and burial for Jerry Adams of Jal will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Jal Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Mr. Adams, 64, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Kermit Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. He was born Feb. 21, 1936, in West Va. He married Betty Dawson in Roswell.
He moved to Jal from Roswell several years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Adams was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, James Houston of California; three daughters, Mary Tuck of Pearblossom, Calif., Peggie Robinson of Roswell and Johnnie Adams of Clovis; a brother, Harvey Adams of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lucille E. Jones
EUNICE -- Graveside services and burial for Lucille Elizabeth Jones of Eunice will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Brunson Memorial Cemetery in Eunice under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
The Rev. Elio Barrios of VistaCare Hospice will officiate. 
Mrs. Jones, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at her home in Eunice. She was born May 28, 1921, in Breckenridge, Texas. She married Charles Jones, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Eunice. She worked as a bus driver fro the Eunice Public Schools.
Survivors include a son, James Edward Jones of West Columbia, Texas; a daughter, Sandra LaDell Jones of Eunice; a brother, J.B. Tabor of Roswell; and a sister, Irene Young of Sylvester, Texas.
A daughter, Glenda Darlene Jones, also preceded her in death in 1943.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Hospice Care Foundation, 1515 Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

Larry J. Colbert
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Services for former Hobbsan Larry James Colbert of Oklahoma City, were held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Mercer Adams Funeral Chapel in Bethany.
The Rev. David Walker, longtime friend and pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Albuquerque officiated. Burial followed in Oklahoma.
Mr. Colbert, 51, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, at a local hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1948, in Ada.
He attended Napier Elementary School in Ada. Later the family moved to Hobbs, and in 1966, he graduated from Hobbs High School. While a student in high school, he excelled in track and field and in his senior year, set the national high school pole vault record.
Mr. Colbert attended Southern State College in El Dorado, Ark., on an athletic scholarship. He served in the Vietnam War, where he sustained permanent disabilities, receiving an honorable discharge.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He had been a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Hobbs, where he was baptized under the Rev. H.R. Watkins, now deceased.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; two sons, Michael Colbert of Little Rock, Ark., and Wayne Colbert of California; two daughters, Brandace and Tanya Colbert of Oklahoma City; a stepdaughter, Pam; his mother, Dorothy Colbert of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Kathy Chandler and Julia Colbert, both of Oklahoma City; a brother, Craig Colbert of Houston, Texas; five nieces; four nephews; one great-nephews; two grandsons; a former wife, Ann Colbert; and numerous other relatives and friends.
His father, Manuel Colbert, preceded him in death.

Velma Hanna

Graveside services for Velma V. Hanna of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7 at Prairie Haven Memorial Park with the Minister Virgil Web presiding.
Burial will follow the services.
Mrs. Hanna will be in state at the funeral home Monday 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Mrs. Hanna, 86, died Aug. 4 at Hobbs Health Care Center. She was born August 30, 1913, in Colorado City, TX. She married B.E. "Buster" Hanna who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hanna was active in the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for many years and a resident of Lea County for 49 years.
Survivors include two sons; Ronald Armstrong of El Paso, TX and Donald Armstrong of Belen; one daughter, Rita Smith of Gillette, WY; a stepson, Bruce Hanna of Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren and step grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Ignacio J. Gonzalez
LOVINGTON -- Funeral Mass for Ignacio Jose Gonzalez of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Helena Catholic Church.
Mr. Gonzalez, 69, died Friday, Aug. 4. He was born Dec. 12, 1930, in Odessa, Texas. 
He lived in Hobbs for the past 23 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosa Angelina Gonzalez of Hobbs; a stepbrother, Charles L. Newman of Lovington; and three grandchildren.
His parents, Epifano and Pilar Gonzalez, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to David Munoz at P.O. Box 1862, Lovington, N.M., 88260 or to Esmeralda Gonzalez at 115 S. Ave. B., Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

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Ruth J. Smith
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope for Ruth J. Smith of Hobbs.
Mrs. Smith, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Sunbridge Care Center in Hobbs. She was born Aug. 25, 1907, in Davidson, Okla. 
Survivors include four sons, Howard Smith, Kenneth Smith and Jerry Smith, all of Hobbs, and Bill Smith of Fortuna, Calif.

Velma Hanna
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Velma V. Hanna of Hobbs.
Mrs. Hanna, 86, died Friday, Aug. 4, at Hobbs Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 30, 1913, in Colorado City, Texas. 
Immediate survivors include two sons, Ronald Armstrong of El Paso, Texas, and Donald Armstrong of Belen; a daughter, Rita Smith of Gillette, Wyo.; and a stepson, Bruce Hanna of Jacksonville, Fla.

Inez Humphreys
Graveside services and burial for Inez Humphreys of Hobbs will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
The Rev. Gavin Vaughn will officiate.
Mrs. Humphreys, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Lutheran Home of West Texas in Lubbock. She was born July 25, 1917, in Alba, Texas. She married Rome B. Humphreys on June 25, 1949, in Lovington. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Etta Foley of Hobbs; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A brother, Barney Flowers and other numerous brothers and sisters also preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

W.T. (Bill) Tivis
PORTALES -- Services for W.T. (Bill) Tivis, father of W.T. Tivis Jr. of Eunice will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.
The Rev. Lewis Johnson, pastor of Milnesand Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery.
Mr. Tivis, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at his home in the Pep community. He was born Sept. 28, 1906, in Erath County, Texas. He married Lyndell Howle on Aug. 14, 1927, on the state line of Texico and Farwell.
He grew up in Mesquite, Texas and later moved to Floydada, Texas, where he attended school. He moved to Arch from Baileyboro, where he had lived for several years. He moved from Arch to Stephenville, Texas, and returned to New Mexico by covered wagon in 1935, where he and his wife settled in Pep.
Mr. Tivis worked as an auctioneer, rancher and farmer. He was a member of the Milnesand Baptist Church.
Other survivors include his wife of 73 years of the home; another son, Delbert Tivis of Clovis; two daughters, Mildred Hill of Portales and Buna Cathey of Dora; two brothers, Virgil Tivis and Loyd Tivis, both of Portales; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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Celia Tellez Bonilla

A funeral Mass for Celia Tellez Bonilla of Hobbs was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at St. Helena Catholic Church under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
The Rev. Donald Adamski officiated.
Burial followed in Prairie Haven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Bonilla, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Good Samaritan Village in Hobbs. She was born March 3, 1918, in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. 
She lived in Hobbs for 46 years. She worked a short time in agriculture but spent most of her life as a homemaker.
She attended St. Helena Catholic Church.
Survivors include one son, Manuel Bonilla of Hobbs; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Martin Diaz Bonilla; a son, Jesus T. Bonilla; and two brothers, Veto Tellez and Luis Tellez preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to VistaCare Family Hospice of Hobbs.

Thelma Lee Mills

Services for Thelma Lee Mills of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould, Ark., under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Larry McFadden will officiate.
Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Heath Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mills died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at her home. She was born Sept. 3, 1912, in Western Grove, Ark. She married Lester G. Mills Sr. on Nov. 23, 1935, in Newport, Ark. She was a resident of Lovington for the past seven years.
She was a member of Third and Central Church of Christ. She belonged to the Hospital Auxiliary, Garden Club and was a den mother for the Boy and Girl Scouts in Paragould, Ark.
She is survived by a daughter, Myra Sue Young of Lovington; two sons, Lane Edward Mills of Manhattan, Kan., and "Buddy" Lester Grover Mills Jr. of Abilene, Texas; one brother, Loy Johnston of Belleville, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson and great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 15, 1980, and a brother, Peel Johnston.
Memorials may be made to Paragould Children's Home, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark. 72450.

Wayne A. Disney

CARLSBAD -- Services for former Hobbsan Wayne Allen Disney of Carlsbad will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Hillcrest Baptist Church under the direction of Denton-Funchess Funeral Home. 
The Rev. Brad Reimers of Blodgett Street Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. 
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Mr. Disney, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Carlsbad Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1934, near Huntsville, Ark. He married Roberta Lee Stuckey on July 21, 1957, in Hobbs. 
He served in the U.S. Navy from Nov. 1952 to Nov. 1956.
He served the supermarket industry from 1946 until he retired March 1, 1999. He was a member and deacon of the Blodgett Street Baptist Church and a past member of the Downtown Carlsbad Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Allen Disney of Carlsbad and Michael Disney of Albuquerque; one brother, Charles Disney of Phoenix, Ariz.; five sisters, Beth Lynch of Hobbs, Wanda Boles of Carlsbad, Dawna Feeeman of Midland, Texas, Paula Sebesta of Fredericksburg, Texas and Wilma Smith of San Mateo, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Nettie Mae Brown

Services for Nettie Mae Brown of Hobbs will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Chapel of Hope chapel.
The Rev. Tom Martin of First Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Mrs. Brown, 50, died Wednesday, Aug. 2 at her home. She was born April 3, 1950 in Oak Grove, La. She married Gayron Brown on Nov. 1, 1973 in Hobbs.
From 1994 to the present, she was deputy clerk of the district court in Ulysses, Kan.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Hugoton, Kan.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one daughter, Rebecca Brown of Hobbs; two sisters, Ima Jean Elam of Odessa, Texas and Carolyn Culver of Leland, Miss.; and one brother, Lavelle Herrington of Scottsdale, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Ina Herrignton and one sister, Peggy Ann Luker.

Elton Cox

A memorial service for Elton Cox of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Holiday Inn Express Banquet Room.
Cremation has already taken place under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Cox, 65, died at his home on Thursday, July 27. He was born Sept. 22, 1934, in Tatum. 
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Sam Cox of Carlsbad and Jerry Lee Cox of Durango, Colo.; one daughter, Kayla Lynn Lasiter of Granbury, Texas; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
His parents, Marlin and Ada Cox, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad, N.M. 88220 or the charity of your choice.

Lorenza Mackey Sr.

Funeral services for Lorenza Mackey Sr. of Lovington will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Christ Holy Temple Church in Hobbs under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
The Rev. J.D. Daniel and Elder M.L. Berry will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park. 
Vistitation will be 8 a.m. 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Mr. Mackey, 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Nor-Lea Genral Hospital. He was born May 5, 1925, in Tyler, Texas. He married Mary Ola Watson on Oct. 23, 1949, in Corsicana, Texas.
Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons, Lorenza Mackey Jr., David Mackey and Randy Mackey, all of Denver, Colo., Steven Volume Mackey and Rodney Mackey, both of Albuquerque; seven daughters, Mary Ann Vaughn, Loretta Keeton and Belinda Gayle Carter, all of Lovington, Debra Ann Lewis of St. Martinsville, La., Karen Elaine Carter of Austin, Texas, Octavia Maria Mackey of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Flora Denise Mackey of Denver, Colo.; six brothers, Vernon Mackey, Levi Mackey, Ruben Mackey Jr. and Ross Lee Mackey Sr., all of Hobbs, Dr. Jessie Mackey of Dallas, Texas, and Joe Mackey of Corsicana; five sisters, Verlene Brooks, Venora Basquez and Mary Elizabeth Mackey of Hobbs, Ocie Pettie of Dallas and Rubin Jewel Bronson of Denver; 75 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruben and Octavia Mackey; one son, Dwayne Mackey; two sisters, Frances Owens and Millie Mackey; and one brother.

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Sandra A. Hartman
Memorial services for Sandra Anne Hartman of Hobbs will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Jefferson Street Church of Christ under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Virgil Webb will officiate.
Cremation has already taken place.
Ms. Hartman, 33, died Saturday, July 29, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1966, in Hobbs. 
Survivors include her parents, Douglas and Linda Hartman of Hobbs; two sons, Adam Hartman and Joe Castillo Jr. of Hobbs; two daughters, Josie Castillo and Crystal Castillo of Hobbs; two brothers, Gary Hartman of Hobbs and Doug Hartman Jr. of Big Spring, Texas; two sisters, Christy Schrib and Bobbie Allen of Hobbs; and one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and a niece.

Irma Chambers
Memorial services for Irma "Lee" Chambers of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Leon Green will officiate.
Cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Chambers, 79, died Monday, July 31, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1921, in Whitefish, Mont.
She married James N. Chambers on Feb. 12, 1944, in Carlsbad. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Mrs. Chambers was a member of the Southeast Genealogical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Senior Center delivering Meals on Wheels. 
Survivors include a son, James Lee Chambers of Tulare, Calif.; two daughters, Diane Tucker of Norman, Okla., and Nancy Lange of Oklahoma City; a brother, Edwin Bryce Lee of Carmel, Calif.; a sister, Carole Hall of Salado, Texas; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
A son, Michael Chambers; a brother, Alton Lee; and her parents, Edwin and Ella Lee, also preceded her in death.

Celia Tellez Bonilla
Services are pending with Calvary Funeral Home for Celia Tellez Bonilla of Hobbs.
Mrs. Bonilla, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Good Samaritan Village. She was born March 3, 1918, in Leo, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Survivors include a son, Manuel Bonilla of Hobbs; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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Polly Sue Clayton
MONAHANS, Texas - Memorial services for Polly Sue Clayton of Monahans will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Harkey Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Rex Clayton will officiate.
Mrs. Clayton, 67, died at her home in Monahans on Saturday, July 29. She was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Taos.
Mrs. Clayton moved to Monahans in 1964. She was a retired cook and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons, William Edward "Eddie" Clayton Jr. of Monahans, James Dean Clayton of Arlington and Allen Jack Clayton of Tatum; three daughters, Denna Gardner of Wickett, Texas, Diana Little of Dayton, Ohio, and Debbie Solomon Dunn of Midland; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Lorenza Mackey Sr.

Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Lorenza Mackey Sr. of Lovington.
Mr. Mackey, 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Nor-Lea Regional Hospital in Lovington. He was born May 5, 1925, in Tyler, Texas.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Mary Ola Mackey.

Manuel Villegas Jr.
LOVINGTON - A funeral Mass for Manuel Villegas Jr. of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at St. Thomas Catholic Church.
The Rev. Franklin Eichhorst will officiate.
Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Villegas, 23, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He lived in Lovington for 23 years, graduating from Lovington High School in 1997. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Survivors include his father, Manuel Villegas of Texas; his mother and step-father, Teodora and Salvador Ornelas of Lovington; a sister, Andrea Ornelas of Lovington; a brother, Salvador Ornelas Jr., also of Lovington; and maternal grandmother Ernestina Borjas of Hobbs.

Wanda Murrell
MESA, Ariz. - Services for former Hobbs resident Wanda Jean Murrell of Mesa will be held at 10 a.m. today at Melcher's Chapel of the Roses.
Mrs. Murrell, 65, died Sunday, July 30, in Mesa. She was born in Chico, Texas. 
Survivors include her husband of the home, David Murrell; a daughter, Cathy Billadeaux; two sons, Randy Murrell and David Murrell II; two brothers, Billy Martin and Herschel Martin; and two grandchildren.

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Lee Chambers

Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Lee Chambers of Hobbs.

Mrs. Chambers, 79, died Monday, July 31, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1921, in Whitefish Mont.

Survivors include a son, James Lee Chambers of Tulare, Calif.; two daughters, Dione Tucker of Norman, Okla., and Nancy Lange of Oklahoma City.

Edith Ema Baird

Funeral services for Edith Ema Baird of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

The Rev. Andy Harris will officiate.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at East Lawn Memorial Park in Champaign, Ill.

Mrs. Baird, 91, died Sunday, July 30, at Lovington Good Samaritan Home. She was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Kingman, Ind.

She married Harold Baird on Dec. 25, 1927, in Villa Grove, Ill. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1970.

Mrs. Baird moved to Lovington in 1982. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Bogan of Lovington; her stepmother, Geneva Marshall of Villa Grove; four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

She is preceded in death by her husband.

Judd Teague

LAMESA, Texas - Funeral services for Judd Teague of Lamesa will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today at Northside Baptist Church in Lamesa under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.

The Rev. Ronnie Marley will officiate.

Burial will follow at Lamesa Memorial Park.

Mr. Teague, 86, died Saturday, July 29, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1913, in Knowles.

He married Jewell Wilson on Jan. 30, 1936, in Crowell.

Woods came to Dawson County in 1924 from New Mexico. He owned and operated Teague Tarp and Upholstering until retiring in 1992. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Lamesa.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Wesley Teague and Ray Teague, both of Lamesa, and Carlaton Teague of Brownwood; a daughter, Venita Cox of Lamesa; a brother, Carroll Teague of Lovington; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Maudie Fagan 

Graveside services for Maudie Fagan of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

The Rev. David Christensen will officiate.

Mrs. Fagan, 87, died Saturday, July 29, at Hobbs Health Care. She was born April 26, 1913, in Gould, Okla.

She married Thad James Fagan on Oct. 21, 1928, in Mangum, Okla. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include five sons, Elvin Fagan of Albuquerque, Larry Fagan of Huntsville, Texas, and Alfred, Jerry and Neil Fagan, all of Hobbs; a sister, Ruby Christensen of Oklahoma City; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and a son-in-law.

A daughter, Juanita Cox; one granddaughter; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter also preceded her in death.

Irene Smith 

Funeral services for Irene Smith of Hobbs will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Jefferson Street Church of Christ.

Virgil Webb will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until service time on Wednesday at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith, 84, died Sunday, July 30, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1915, in Benloman, Ark.

She married to Arelee Smith, who preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1955.

Survivors include three sons, Stanley Smith of DeWitt, Ark., and Neal and Arelee Smith of Hobbs; three daughters, Patsy Hamilton of Hobbs, and Louise Tidwell and Violet Myers, both of Arlington; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A son, J.R. Smith, and six brothers also preceded her in death.

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Emma G. Lawrence

A funeral service for Emma G. Lawrence, 95, of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Dinnix officiating.

Burial, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Dawson County Cemetery in Lamesa, Texas.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lawrence died Friday, July 28, at her ranch home north of Hobbs.

She was born on Nov. 28, 1904, in Bedias, Texas and moved with her family to Lamesa as a baby.

She attended West Texas State Teachers College in Canyon, Texas, and married Walter Lawrence on Dec. 29, 1924, in Lamesa, Texas.

The couple and their three daughters moved to Lea County in 1944. They purchased the Boone Hardin ranch in the Knowles area and gradually acquired adjoining land. In 1956, the Lawrences built a cotton gin which served farmers in Lea, Gaines, Dawson and Yoakum County.

Mrs. Lawrence was a former state president of the Triangle Extension Club, was a longtime member of the Cactus Cowbelles and also was a Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame member. She also supported many charities, including the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch and Bethel Baptist Church, where she was a member.

She and her husband celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29, 1999.

Mrs. Lawrence is survived by her husband of the home; three daughters, Lugene Parker Howry, Mary Lee Norris and Ruth Fingado, all of Hobbs; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund or New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch.

Elton Cox

Funeral services for Elton Cox, 65, of Hobbs, are pending at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mr. Cox died Thursday, July 27, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 22, 1934.

Mr. Cox is survived by two sons, Jeff Cox of Carlsbad and Jerry Lee Cox of Durango, Colo.; and one daughter, Kayla Lynn Lasitter of Granbury, Texas.

Sandra Anne Hartman

Funeral services for Sandra Anne Hartman, 33, of Hobbs, are pending at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Ms. Hartman died on Saturday, July 29, at her home.

Immediate survivors include her father, Doug Hartman of Hobbs.

Maudie Fagan

Funeral services are pending at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Maudie Fagan, 87, of Hobbs.

Mrs. Fagan died on Saturday, July 29, at Hobbs Health Care Center.

She was born on April 26, 1913, in Gould, Okla.

Immediate survivors include five sons, Jerry Fagan, Neil Fagan and Alfred Fagan of Hobbs; Larry Fagan of Huntsville, Texas, and Elvin Fagan of Albuquerque.

Rodney D. Addison

LAMESA -- Graveside services for Rodney Don Addison, father of Amanda Berry of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Lamesa Memorial Park with Larry Marshall officiating.

Services will be under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.

Mr. Addison, 50, died Friday, July 28, at his Seminole home.

He was born on July 28, 1950, in Lamesa, Texas, and married Dayla Diane Richie on Feb. 15, 2000, in Seminole.

He was office manager for Addison Flying Service in Seminole.

Mr. Addison was a member of the Lamesa Church of Christ.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife, of the home; two stepsons, Dale Wayne Mellenbruch of Ft. Worth and Dustin Mellenbruch of Seminole; his mother, Shug White of Lamesa; two brothers, Graham Addison of Seminole and Mike Addison of Lamesa; one sister, Connie Sharp of Slaton; and one stepbrother, Jay White of Lamesa.

Vinod Patel

LOVINGTON -- Funeral services for Vinod Patel, 47, of Lovington, were held Saturday, July 29, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Patel died on Thursday, July 27, in Lubbock.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1953, in India and moved to Lovington two years ago.

Mr. Patel owned and operated both the Lovington Inn and the Hobbs Inn.

He is survived by his wife, Vrsuven, of the home; one daughter, Brigta of the home; one son, Ritesh of the home; and two brothers, Indubhai Ravjibhai Patel and Mahendrabhai Ravjibhai Patel.

Jose Luis Cortez Gutierrez

Funeral services for Jose Luis Cortez Gutierrez of Hobbs will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 31, at the Asamblea Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesus.

The Rev. Alfonso Jimenez will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 1 until 8 p.m. today at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Gutierrez, 38, died Wednesday, July 26, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 23, 1962, in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Survivors include his mother, Josefina Cortez of Hobbs; one brother, Javier Cortez of Nueo Casas, Chihuahua, Mexico; and three sisters, Cruz Gallegos of Hobbs, Sixta Jurado of Hobbs and Maria Elena Pando of Hobbs.

He was preceded in death by his father, Luis Gutierrez.

Mildred Shumard

Funeral services for Mildred Shumard, 79, of Hobbs, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Mathis officiating.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home from 2 until 3 p.m. today.

Mrs. Shumard died on Saturday, July 29, at Lea Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Jan. 20, 1921, in Jesse, Okla., and married Melvin Shumard on Aug. 20, 1937, in Oklahoma.

He preceded her in death in June of 1994.

Mrs. Shumard was a member of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Donald W. Shumard of Odessa; one daughter, JoAnne Peacock of Hobbs; two brothers, Virble Roundtree of Grand Junction, Colo., and Bob Roundtree of Gladewater, Texas; one sister, Delejtha McNew of Grand Junction; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Shumard was preceded in death by three brothers.

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Emma G. Lawrence

Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Emma G. Lawrence of Hobbs. 
Mrs. Lawrence, 95, died Friday, July 28, at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1904, in Bedias, Texas. 
Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Walter Lawrence; three daughters, Lugene Howry, Mary Lee Norris and Ruth Fingado; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Arno E. Cox

Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Arno Elton Cox of Hobbs.
Mr. Cox, 65, died Thursday, July 27, at his home. He was born on Sept. 22, 1934.
Survivors include a son, Jeff Cox, of Carlsbad.

7/28

Joseluis C. Gutierriz

Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Joseluis Cortez Gutierriz of Hobbs.
Mr. Gutierrez, 38, died Wednesday, July 26, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born June 23, 1962, in Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico.
Survivors include his mother, Josefina Cortez.

7/27

HAROLD WOODS

Funeral services for Harold Woods, husband of Darlene Woods, father to Barry Woods, and brother Al Woods, of Hobbs, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday July 28 at Northside Baptist Church.
Reverend Neal Ainsworth will be conducting the service.
Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday July 29, at Restlawn Cemetery in Early, Texas, with Reverend Jimmy Turner officiating.
Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Wood, 60, died Tuesday, July 25, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. He was born September 6, 1939, in May, Texas.
He married Darlene Plummer on November 20, 1976 in Ruidoso.
Mr. Wood was the CO-owner of Commercial Electric Co. and his hobbies included ranching, fishing, classic cars, four-wheeling, swimming, woodworking, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Wendy Woods, of Abilene, TX, and Shelley Assiter, of Wolfforth, sister, Freyda Griffin, of Coahoma, TX, another brothers Bobby Woods, of Odessa, TX, and mother Willie J. Woods, of Brownwood, TX; and four grandchildren.

Samuel M. "Bill" May

CLOVIS - Services for Samuel M. "Bill" May of Clovis will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene under the direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home.
The Rev. Herbert Bergstrom will officiate. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites. 
Mr. May, 81, died at his home Monday, July 24. He was born Sept. 21, 1918, in Russellville, Ark.
He married Virginia Thomas in Portales on Sept. 2, 1939. She preceded him in death on March 11, 1991.
He had been a resident of Clovis since 1942 and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years, retiring in May of 1982. He was a member of the Men's Bible class, the Clovis Masonic Lodge No. 40, the Elks Lodge and the New Mexico Senior Golfers Association.
Survivors include one son, Jerry May of Clovis; three daughters, Jan Jameson of Clovis, Bobbie Jameson of Lovington and Sherri Brewer of San Antonio, Texas; and one sister, Kathryn Pappan of Albuquerque; 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
His parents and one brother, Cotton May, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund or to your favorite charity.

ROBERTO HOLGUIN

Funeral mass for Roberto Holguin of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Rev. Jose Pedro Valdez will officiate. 
Burial will be held at 3 p.m. in Portales.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Mr. Holguin, 45, died Monday, July 24, in Lovington. He was born Aug. 29, 1945, in LaPaz Chihuahua, Mexico.
He married Maria Ortega on Nov. 25, 1990, in Seminole, Texas.
Mr. Holguin worked for the State of New Mexico as a trailer operator for 25 years.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Viviana Holguin of Amarillo, Texas, and Crystal and Daisy Holguin, both of Hobbs; a son, Rigoberto Holguin of Amarillo; his mother, Soledad Hernandez Holguin of Chihuahua, Mexico; his father, Roberto Holguin of Amarillo; three brothers, Ezequiel and Victor Manuel Holguin, both of Portales, and Antonio Holguin, of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Holguin will lie in state at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today.

7/26

E. L. Pearson
ARDMORE, Okla. -- Services for E. Lodine Pearson of Ardmore, Okla., sister of Lue Ethridge of Hobbs, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Alton Fannin will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pearson, 63, died Monday, July 24, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Purdy, Mo. She married Thomas Harold Pearson on Nov. 17, 1956, in Ardmore.
She was a graduate of Winfield, Kan., High School and Southeastern State College. She had been a resident of Ardmore since 1955, moving here from Winfield.
Mrs. Pearson was a member of the First Baptist Church and was an active member of her Sunday school class. She was a retired school teacher with the Ardmore School system. She had also worked for the Exchange National Bank.
Other survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Scott Pearson of Tulsa, Mark Pearson of Arlington, Texas, and Paul Pearson of Ardmore; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crosstimbers Hospice or the building fund of the First Baptist Church.

Charles L. Baker

LUBBOCK, Texas ­ Services for Charles Leo Baker of Lubbock will be held at 10 a.m. today at White Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock.

Mr. Baker, 85, died Sunday, July 23, at University Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Oenaville, Texas. He married Elnora Dyer in Lubbock on Dec. 31, 1944.

He attended grammar school in Bell County and high school in Lorenzo. He attended Abilene Christian College and West Texas University.

Mr. Baker worked for Farm Security Administration and did farm terracing work before returning back to school and receiving his master's degree.

He taught at Hobbs High School for 20 years. He moved in 1975 to Lubbock, where he worked as a high school counselor, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the American Legion and Greenlawn Church of Christ in Lubbock.

The former educator served in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Ron Baker of Lubbock; a daughter, Jackie Hinckley of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Wiley Baker of Shallowater and Jacque Baker of Muleshoe; and five grandchildren.

His parents, Charles Monroe Baker and Pearl Short Baker; a brother, J.M. Baker; and a sister, Vera Judd, preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be given to Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th St., Lubbock, Texas, 79407; or to the Children's Home of Lubbock, 44-4 Idalou Highway, Lubbock, Texas, 79403.

Paul R. Carman

KERMIT, Texas ­ Graveside services and burial for Paul R. Carman Jr. of Kermit, father of Nancy Savoie of Jal, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Kermit Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel.

Tim Duncan will officiate.

Mr. Carman, 72, died Monday, July 24, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Liberty, Ky. He married Mary Eva Brown on Sept. 8, 1950, in Dunville, Ky.

He had been a resident of Kermit for 20 years. He retired from El Paso Natural Gas as a plant operator.

Mr. Carman was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Jal.

Other survivors include his wife of the home; another daughter, Debby Bailey of Odessa; a sister, Maxine Allen of Liberty; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

7/21

Roy L. King
Services for Roy Luther King of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.
Bruce Kirby will officiate. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. King, 64, died Wednesday, July 19, in Hobbs. He was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Portales.
Mr. King lived in Hobbs 64 years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include a son, Bill King of Hobbs; a brother, Ray King of Odessa, Texas; two sisters, Mildred Mathews and Evelyn Barnes, both of Odessa; five stepchildren, Ricky Dyer of Midland, Tressa Finney and Frances Greer, both of Hobbs, Judy Ballard of Lovington and Margaret Casey of Chicago, Ill.; nine step-grandchildren; and numerous step-great-grandchildren.
His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.

Emmitt Bible
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Emmitt Bible of Hobbs.
Mr. Bible, 82, died Thursday, July 20, in Hobbs. He was born Feb. 15, 1918.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred, of the home, and a daughter, Margaret South of Hobbs.

7/20

Minnie Scheller
COLLINSVILLE, Texas - Graveside services and burial for Minnie Scheller of Collinsville, mother of Valarie Martin and sister of Faye Scheller, both of Hobbs, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21, at Salona Cemetery in Montague County, near Bowie.
Chris Webb will officiate.
Services are under the direction Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro. 
Mrs. Scheller, 75, died Tuesday, July 18, in Collinsville. She was born May 2, 1925, in Clarendon.
She married Carl Arthur Scheller on June 24, 1939, in Montague County. He preceded her in death on March 16, 1998.
Survivors include four sons, Cyril Scheller of Amarillo, Joe Scheller of Gordonsville, Roger Scheller of Denver, Colo., and Russell Scheller of Eatonton, Ga.; another daughter, Barbara Christiansen of Texas City; one brother, Roscoe Jones of Bowie; three other sisters, Bertie Meyers of Gainesville, Melba Brinkley of Bowie and Cleo Bell Tipton of Montague; 23 great grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Cluff
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for James Cluff of Hobbs.
Mr. Cluff, 67, died Tuesday, July 18, in Midland, Texas. He was born June 4, 1933.

7/19

Hynson A. Shelton
Services for Hynson Austin Shelton of Hobbs will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Thomas H. Martin will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Shelton, 87, died Saturday, July 15, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1913, in Hico, Texas. He and his wife, Madeliene, were married on Oct. 21, 1933, in Tahoka. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He was a longtime resident of Hobbs, moving here in 1936. He worked for the Hobbs Ice Co. before becoming a painting contractor. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, having served as a deacon. He taught Sunday school for 9-year-old boys for many years.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Shelton of Hobbs; a daughter, Janece Cox of Frisco, Texas; two brothers, Travis D. Shelton of Lubbock, Texas, and Marshall L. Shelton of Stephenville, Texas; a sister, Avis E. Maeker of Tahoka, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
His parents, Sanford and Lena Ansley Shelton; a brother, Milton Shelton; and two sisters, Leola Waldrip and Estelle Alderson, also preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to East-West Ministries, 10310 N. Central Expressway, Bldg. 3, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas, 75231; or First Baptist Church, 301 E. Snyder, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

Antonio Garcia II
Services for Antonio Garcia II of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rev. Don Adamski will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Garcia, 49, died Saturday, July 15, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born April 21, 1951, in Las Vegas, Nev. He married Victorina Garcia.
Mr. Garcia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1970, where he played football and baseball. 
Mr. Garcia was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. He coached USSSA girls softball, boys soccer for eight years and basketball for two years.
He retired from the State of New Mexico office of Adult Protective Services and Children, Youth and Family Service Department.
Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Antonio Garcia III of Hobbs; three daughters, Elizabeth Garcia of Hobbs, Cecilia Garcia of Las Cruces and Barbara Garcia of Roswell; a brother, Jose Encinias of Albuquerque; four sisters, Lucille Ulibarri of Carlsbad, Priscilla Mestas of Clovis, Connie Bargas of Midland, Texas, and Anna Solano of Hobbs; and four grandchildren.
His parents, Antonio and Veneranda Garcia, preceded him in death.

J.C. Bradshaw
A funeral for J.C. Bradshaw, 71, of Hobbs, will be at 2 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church with Jake Armstrong officiating.
Burial, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Bradshaw was born Nov. 23, 1928, in New Boston, Texas.
He married Freddie L. Franks on June 30, 1948, in Horatio, Ark., and worked in the logging industry for a short while before moving to West Texas.
After working in Midland, Lubbock and Snyder, Mr. Bradshaw moved to Hobbs in 1960 and founded Hobbs Tank and Treater Service with his brother-in-law, the late John W. Franks.
Mr. Bradshaw retired in 1994.
He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Paula Shipp and Susan Cheaney, both of Midland; five brothers, W.D. Bradshaw of Lockesburg, Ark., E.H. Bradshaw of Eagletown, Okla., C.M. Bradshaw of Gladewater, Texas, Archie Bradshaw of Arlington, Texas, and Larry Bradshaw of De Queen, Ark.; four sisters, Clara Shaw of Horatio, Ark., Bonnie McGhee of Pottsboro,Texas, Yvonne Lenhard of Orange, Texas, and Lorene Adams of Paris, Texas; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents, W.A. and Lora Eunice Bradshaw, and two sisters, Nadine Waters and Dessie Taylor, preceded him in death.

Willie M. Bell
LAKE BROWNWOOD, Texas -- Services for Willie Mae Bell of Lake Brownwood, mother of Judy Green of Lovington, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Ken Colegrove will officiate. Burial will follow at the Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery in Early.
Mrs. Bell, 82, died Saturday, July 15, at her home. She was born in New Boston.
She was a resident of Lake Brownwood for the past 10 years. She was a retired teacher and a member of Brownwood Evangelism Center. 
Mrs. Bell was also a member of the National Education Association and the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Other survivors include two sons, Dennis Wynne of Pleasanton and Randy Wynne of Houston; two more daughters, Billie Murdock of Morton and Mary Powell of Lake Brownwood; a brother, David Gulley of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Owren Dunn of Gulfport, Miss., and Jessie Johnson of Sulphur Springs; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, William and Lillie Gulley; a brother; and three grandsons preceded her in death.

7/18

Hynson A. Shelton
Services for Hynson Austin Shelton of Hobbs will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Thomas H. Martin will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Shelton, 87, died Saturday, July 15, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1913, in Hico, Texas. He and his wife, Madeliene, were married on Oct. 21, 1933, in Tahoka. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He was a longtime resident of Hobbs, moving here in 1936. He worked for the Hobbs Ice Co. before becoming a painting contractor. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, having served as a deacon. He taught Sunday school for 9-year-old boys for many years.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Shelton of Hobbs; a daughter, Janece Cox of Frisco, Texas; two brothers, Travis D. Shelton of Lubbock, Texas, and Marshall L. Shelton of Stephenville, Texas; a sister, Avis E. Maeker of Tahoka, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
His parents, Sanford and Lena Ansley Shelton; a brother, Milton Shelton; and two sisters, Leola Waldrip and Estelle Alderson, also preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to East-West Ministries, 10310 N. Central Expressway, Bldg. 3, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas, 75231; or First Baptist Church, 301 E. Snyder, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

Antonio Garcia II
Services for Antonio Garcia II of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rev. Don Adamski will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Garcia, 49, died Saturday, July 15, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born April 21, 1951, in Las Vegas, Nev. He married Victorina Garcia.
Mr. Garcia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1970, where he played football and baseball. 
Mr. Garcia was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. He coached USSSA girls softball, boys soccer for eight years and basketball for two years.
He retired from the State of New Mexico office of Adult Protective Services and Children, Youth and Family Service Department.
Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Antonio Garcia III of Hobbs; three daughters, Elizabeth Garcia of Hobbs, Cecilia Garcia of Las Cruces and Barbara Garcia of Roswell; a brother, Jose Encinias of Albuquerque; four sisters, Lucille Ulibarri of Carlsbad, Priscilla Mestas of Clovis, Connie Bargas of Midland, Texas, and Anna Solano of Hobbs; and four grandchildren.
His parents, Antonio and Veneranda Garcia, preceded him in death.

J.C. Bradshaw
A funeral for J.C. Bradshaw, 71, of Hobbs, will be at 2 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church with Jake Armstrong officiating.
Burial, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Bradshaw was born Nov. 23, 1928, in New Boston, Texas.
He married Freddie L. Franks on June 30, 1948, in Horatio, Ark., and worked in the logging industry for a short while before moving to West Texas.
After working in Midland, Lubbock and Snyder, Mr. Bradshaw moved to Hobbs in 1960 and founded Hobbs Tank and Treater Service with his brother-in-law, the late John W. Franks.
Mr. Bradshaw retired in 1994.
He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Paula Shipp and Susan Cheaney, both of Midland; five brothers, W.D. Bradshaw of Lockesburg, Ark., E.H. Bradshaw of Eagletown, Okla., C.M. Bradshaw of Gladewater, Texas, Archie Bradshaw of Arlington, Texas, and Larry Bradshaw of De Queen, Ark.; four sisters, Clara Shaw of Horatio, Ark., Bonnie McGhee of Pottsboro,Texas, Yvonne Lenhard of Orange, Texas, and Lorene Adams of Paris, Texas; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents, W.A. and Lora Eunice Bradshaw, and two sisters, Nadine Waters and Dessie Taylor, preceded him in death.

Willie M. Bell
LAKE BROWNWOOD, Texas -- Services for Willie Mae Bell of Lake Brownwood, mother of Judy Green of Lovington, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Ken Colegrove will officiate. Burial will follow at the Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery in Early.
Mrs. Bell, 82, died Saturday, July 15, at her home. She was born in New Boston.
She was a resident of Lake Brownwood for the past 10 years. She was a retired teacher and a member of Brownwood Evangelism Center. 
Mrs. Bell was also a member of the National Education Association and the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Other survivors include two sons, Dennis Wynne of Pleasanton and Randy Wynne of Houston; two more daughters, Billie Murdock of Morton and Mary Powell of Lake Brownwood; a brother, David Gulley of Sulphur Springs; two sisters, Owren Dunn of Gulfport, Miss., and Jessie Johnson of Sulphur Springs; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, William and Lillie Gulley; a brother; and three grandsons preceded her in death.

7/14

Maddison G. Bova
SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Services for Maddison Grace Bova, infant granddaughter of Stevan and Cynthia Pearce of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, at Sisco Chapel of Springdale.
John Marquett will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Maddison was born and died Tuesday, July 11, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Other survivors include her parents of the home, Craig and Lori Ard Bova of Springdale; grandparents, Frank and Barbara Bova of Springdale, and Harry and Bonnie Ard of Midland, Texas; great-grandparents, Melvin and Jane Pearce of College Station, Texas, and Albert and Eva Ard of Chatom, Ala.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


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