Miscellaneous Lea County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2000

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Ivan L. Horton
Services for former Hobbsan Ivan L. Horton of Las Cruces will be held at 10 a.m. today at Getz Funeral Home.
The Rev. Frank Zamora of First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be held from 9:30-10 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Horton, 82, died Saturday, Nov. 4, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 11, 1918, in Muskegon, Mich. He married Louise Horton 55 years ago.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served his country during World War II as a company carpenter. While in the service, he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Horton worked for Acme Lumber and was the owner-operator of a service station when he lived in Hobbs. He was also a life member of the D.A.V. and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Lavon Massey of Las Cruces; a son, James (Jim) Horton of Hobbs; a brother, Allen Horton of Twin Lakes, Mich.; and five grandchildren.
His parents, Ernest and Goldie Horton; one sister; and three brothers preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home in Portales.

Jimmy L. Ozborn
LOVINGTON - Services are pending with Smith-Rogers Funeral Home for Jimmy Lee Ozborn of Maljamar.
Mr. Ozborn, 46, died Monday, Nov. 6. He was born Feb. 16, 1954, in Lovington.

Steven E. Osuna
Memorial services for former Hobbsan Steven Edward "Eddy" Osuna of Lexington, Neb., will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Prairie Haven Chapel.
Larry Breen will officiate. Cremation will take place under the direction of Memory Gardens Direct Services.
Mr. Osuna, 19, died Sunday, Nov. 5, in Lexington. He was born Oct. 2, 1981, in Santa Paula, Calif.
He had attended Hobbs High School. He moved to Lexington where he was working at I.B.P. He also attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Lexington.
Survivors include his parents, Steve and Mela Osuna of Hobbs; a sister, Sylvia Calderon of Hobbs; and grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

11/5

Louvenia Allman
WELLINGTON, Texas - Funeral services for Louvenia Allman, 87, a former Hobbs resident, are scheduled for 3 p.m. (CST) today at First United Methodist Church in Wellington. She was 87.
Burial, under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, will be at 2 p.m. (MST) Monday at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hobbs.
Mrs. Allman died on Friday, Nov. 3, in Wellington.
She was born on Aug. 11, 1913, in Ringgold, Texas, and married Eldon C. Allman on Jan. 26, 1936, in Hobbs. He preceded her in death in 1973.
Mrs. Allman, a homemaker, lived in Hobbs from 1936 to 1980, when she moved to Wellington.
While living in Hobbs, she was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. In Wellington, Mrs. Allman was active in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Collingsworth County and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Julia Barjenbruch of Kingwood, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Allman was preceded in death by a granddaughter, one sister and four brothers.

Seth Baker Jr.
Graveside services for Seth Baker Jr. of Odessa are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Hobbs.
Mr. Baker died Friday, Nov. 3, in Odessa. He was 96.
He was born May 14, 1904, in Carter, Okla., and married Oma Irene Cline on Sept. 4, 1921, in Oklahoma.
He worked as a cotton ginner until his retirement.
Mr. Baker is survived by one son, Jerry Baker of Andrews; four daughters, Modell Willis of Midland, Wanda Lewis of Utopia, Texas, Nell Smith of Bristol, Tenn., and Barbara Blissingame of Vega, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Alvin and B.G. Baker; and one daughter, Peggy Sue Baker.
McNett Funeral Home in Andrews is in charge of arrangements.

11/3

Janie G. Duckett
Services for Janie Galloway Duckett of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. John's Baptist Church.
The Rev. J.J. Joiner will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home. She will lie in state today beginning at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Duckett, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Idabell, Okla. She married James Thomas Duckett, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of St. John's Baptist Church, where she was an active participant, serving as superintendent of the Sunday school and a member of the Senior Mission. She moved to Hobbs in 1988 from Littlefield, Texas. 
Mrs. Duckett was a homemaker.
Survivors include a brother, Willie M. Williams of Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Lucy M. Galloway of Fort Worth, Texas; and a grandchild.
Her parents, Bill and Emily Galloway; a brother, Elmer Galloway; a daughter, Charlene Foster; and a foster son, Curtis Proby, also preceded her in death.

Refugia 'Cuca' Lopez
LOVINGTON - Services for Refugia "Cuca" Lopez of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, at Smith-Rogers Funeral Home Chapel
The Rev. Franklin Eichhorst will officiate. Cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Lopez, 61, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born July 4, 1939, in Monahans, Texas. She married Chon Lopez on Aug. 15, 1979.
She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. She worked for the Lea County Detention Center.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, Paul Corrales, both of Lovington; two daughters, Ida Baca and Rebecca Corrales of Lovington; two brothers, Jesse Ontiberoz of Odessa, Texas, and Paul Nuñez of Hobbs; two sisters, Caya Garcia of Farmington and Mona Hennington of Lovington; and eight grandchildren.

Fred L. Young
EUNICE - Services for Fred Lawrence Young of Eunice will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Keeney Dickenson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Brunson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Mr. Young, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Andrews, Texas. He was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Millsap, Texas. He married Evelyn Quarles on Sept. 25, 1944, in Lovington. She preceded him in death.
He served in the U.S. Army from May to November 1943 at Camp Walters in Mineral Wells, Texas. He had lived in Eunice since 1951. He worked for Texaco as a pumper for 35 year, retiring in 1985.
Mr. Young was a lifetime member of the Eunice Volunteer Fire Department and was the oldest known volunteer firefighter in the state, volunteering since 1953.
Survivors include a son, David Young of Cloudcroft; two daughters, Juanice (Kelly) Lyles of Hobbs and Leeta Kay Loveless of Lubbock, Texas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
His parents; a brother; and three sisters also preceded him in death.

11/2

Janie G. Duckett
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Janie G. Duckett of Hobbs.
Mrs. Duckett, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Idabell, Okla.
Survivors include a brother, William W. Williams of Portsmouth, Va.; and a sister, Lucy M. Galloway of Fort Worth.

Fred L. Young
EUNICE - Services are pending with Calvary Funeral Home for Fred Lawrence Young of Eunice.
Mr. Young, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Andrews, Texas. He was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Millsap, Texas.
Survivors include a son, David Young of Cloudcroft; two daughters, Juanice Lyles of Hobbs and Leeta Loveless of Lubbock; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

11/1

Mary J. Cherryhomes
EUNICE - Private services for Mary Joyce Cherryhomes of Eunice will be held at a later date under the direction of Memory Gardens Direct Services.
Mrs. Cherryhomes, 69, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, at her home. She was born June 10, 1931, in Baytown, Texas. She married Jerry Cherryhomes on Nov. 5, 1949.
A resident of Eunice for 65 years, she attended Eunice Schools from 1937 to 1949. She graduated from Eunice High School in 1965 and worked for Dennis Hardware with her parents.
She was a Christian.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Gilbert Cherryhomes and Bruce Cherryhomes, both of Eunice; her mother, Daisy Dennis of Lubbock; a brother, Lawrence Dennis of Eunice; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.
Her father, Raymond Dennis, preceded her in death on June 28, 1978.
Cards and acknowledgments may be sent to Box 1344, Eunice, N.M. 88231. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eunice Public Library, P.O. Box 1629, Eunice, N.M. 88231-1629.
 
 

Alberto 'Chito' Urias Sr.
Rosary for Alberto "Chito" Urias Sr. will be held at 5 p.m. today at St. Helena Catholic Church. The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate.
Burial will follow in Ojinaga, Chih., Mexico.
Mr. Urias, 50, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at Lea Regional Medical Center.He was born July 9, 1950, in Mexico, and married Rita Melendez on Feb. 15, 1973, in Mexico.
He was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church. 
Mr. Urias was a well-known musician in Hobbs and was a member of Los Jilgueros del Arroyo band for more than 20 years. He had played with the Los Toreros de Alberto Urias for 1-1/2 years.
Mr. Urias played his music all over the U.S. and Mexico. His bands have recorded numerous CDs and albums.
His music is played over the airwaves, and he played in many clubs in the surrounding area.
Survivors include his wife of the home; his mother, Josephina Urias of Hobbs; a son, Alberto Urias Jr. of Hobbs; two daughters, Irasema Grado and Aracelia Mendoza, both of Hobbs; nine brothers, Salomon Urias, Jose Urias, Salvador Urias, Humberto Urias and Manuel Urias, all of Mexico; Leopoldo Urias, Israel Urias, Jesus Urias and Raul Urias, all of Hobbs; and one grandchild.
His father, Eliezer Urias; and a sister,Crecencia Urias, preceded him in death.
Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

10/31

Cal Trice

CLOVIS -- Services for Cal Trice of Clovis, brother of Ralph Trice, Murrell Cooper and Kathryn Rodriquez, all of Hobbs, and Donald R. Trice of Jal, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Parkland Baptist Church.

The Rev. Doug Brooks and Rick Trice will officiate. Burial will follow in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis under the direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

Mr. Trice, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Feb. 5, 1928, in Pampa, Texas. He married Betty Jo Owens 51 years ago in Clovis.

He was superintendent of Clovis Schools, retiring in 1986, following 32 years of service and positions at all levels of education in New Mexico, including being a teacher and administrator in the Hobbs Schools, superintendent of Jal Schools and as specialist with the State Department of Education in Santa Fe. He also held administrative positions with the Department of Defense Dependents' Schools in Germany from 1962 to 1968 and served as executive director of economic development in Clovis from 1986 to 1988.

Mr. Trice graduated from Denver City, Texas, high school. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1946 to 1949, held a bachelor of science degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a master's degree from Eastern New Mexico University.

He was a member of Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, past president of the Clovis Rotary Club, past president of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society. He was elected to the New Mexico Education Hall of Fame in 1986.

Other survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Richard C. Trice of Raton and Jeffrey D. Trice of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Cheryl K. Willis of Muleshoe, Texas; another sister, Barbara Wilder of Denver City; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Parkland Baptist Church of the Baptist Children's Home.

J.M. Zachary

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Services for former Hobbsan J.M. "Mack" Zachary of Fort Worth will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, in Greenwood Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home.

Mr. Zachary, 96, died Sunday, Oct. 29, in Fort Worth. He was born Jan. 15, 1904, in Stephens County, Okla. He married Lola Hall on July 25, 1929, in Ponca City, Okla.

He graduated from Wagoner, Okla., High School and Hills Business College in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He worked for Marland Oil Co., now known as Conoco. In 1928, he and a friend, Neville G. Penrose, formed Westhyde Investment Co., an oil and gas royalty company. He moved to Fort Worth in 1929 and in 1934, he and Penrose formed Neville G. Penrose Inc., where he served as secretary and vice president until 1956, when he became president. The company was liquidated in 1962. During this period, he and Penrose formed the Penrose Production Co., where he served as president until its dissolution following Penrose's death. He later formed his own company, Zachary Oil Operating Co. and remained active in the oil business until his death.

Mr. Zachary was a member of University Christian Church, the Fort Worth Club and a charter member of Colonial Country Club, where he was a former member of the board of governors. He helped organize High Frontier, a school for underprivileged and handicapped children, located near Alpine and Fort Davis. He donated seed money for a literacy project in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. A children's emergency shelter in Burleson for homeless and abused children named its wilderness camp in his honor.

Survivors include his wife of the home; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

His daughter, Betty Zachary Slaughter, preceded him in death.
 

Wilbur "Red" Sherrell

Services for Wilbur "Red" Sherrell of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.

Mark Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park with the Hobbs Veterans Honor Guard performing.

He will lie in state at the funeral home today from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until service time.

Mr. Sherrell, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 29, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1929, in Ada, Okla. He married Lena Coslett in 1964 in Alamogordo.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Sherrell was a member of the American Legion for 32 years, a Shriner and a member of the Roswell Masonic Lodge No. 18 for 49 years.

He was self-employed.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Ackey Martinez of Artesia and Barney Sherrell of Redding, Calif.; two daughters, Monica Cervantes of Hobbs and Linda Hinrichs of Redding; a sister, Marideth Watkins of Roswell; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

His parents; and two brothers, William Luther and Floyd Sherrell, preceded him in death.

Vela Mansur

Graveside services for Vela Mansur of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. today at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

The Rev. Gorton Smith will officiate.

Mrs. Mansur, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 13, 1909, in Montague County, Texas. She married M.A. "Bus" Mansur who preceded her in death in 1983.

She moved to Hobbs in 1946 and had been a member of First United Methodist Church (FUMC) since that time. She was active in the First United Methodist Women, the building committee. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, the Grandmother's Club and the Rose Club. She was also active in FUMC youth fellowship.

Survivors include a son, Jerry E. Mansur of Denver City, Texas; a sister, Kittie Griggs of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to FUMC Building Fund, 200 E. Snyder, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

Margaret C. Miller

EL DORADO, Kan. -- Services for Margaret Christine Miller of El Dorado, mother of Jean Armstrong of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado. Graveside services and burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at Friendship Cemetery in Springdale, Ark.

Mrs. Miller, 95, died Sunday, Oct. 29, at Lake Point Nursing Center in El Dorado. She was born May 15, 1905, in Elmo Springs, Ark. She married Riley A. Miller on Dec. 27, 1923. He preceded her in death in November, 1971.

She moved to El Dorado in 1977 from Independence, Kan. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Sunday school class.

Other survivors include another daughter, Betty Mason of El Dorado; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a niece.

Her parents, William Dinwood and Jo Ellen (Ritter) Pearson; a grandson; and three brothers also preceded her in death.
 
 
 

Elsie M. Thornley

Services for Elsie M. Thornley of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Prairie Haven Chapel.

The Rev. Jack Lott will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Thornley, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born March 12, 1916, in Perry, Iowa.

She moved to Hobbs in 1952, from Perry. She worked for G.F. Wackers and Winns Variety Store as an assistant manager and the contract station post office clerk for 29 years, retiring in 1981.

Survivors include a brother, Harry Thornley of Hobbs; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Gilbert and Lena Thornley; and a brother, Donald Thornley, preceded her in death.

10/29

Gary Barr

FORT STOCKTON - Memorial services for former Hobbsan Gary Barr of Fort Stockton, Texas, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall.

Mr. Rene Spencer will officiate.

Mr. Barr, 51, died Friday, Oct. 27, in Fort Stockton, Texas. He was born Dec. 5, 1948 in Hobbs. He married Carolyn Brawner on Oct. 2, 1973, in Juarez, Mexico.

Barr, a 25-year resident of Fort Stockton, was a plant operation manager and a member of the Jehovah Witness faith.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Brandon Barr of Canadian, Okla, Sean Epperson of Irvine, Calif and Steven Epperson of Des Moine, Iowa; three daughters, Tamara Montgomery of Dalhart, Texas, Marcia Barr of Fort Stockton, Texas and Rebekah Barr of Fort Stockton; one brother, Danny Barr of Hobbs; his parents, Rob and Rene Barr of Hobbs and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Barr family or Home Hospice.

Alberto Urias

Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Alberto Urias of Hobbs.

Urias, 50, died Saturday, Oct. 28, at Lea Regional Hospital. He was born July 9, 1950 in Mexico.

Survivors include his wife of the home, Rita Urias; one son, Albert Urias of Hobbs and two daughters, Irasema Grorado and Araceli Mendoza, both also of Hobbs.

10/28

Thomas Tipton

Funeral services for Thomas Travis "Tip" Tipton, 86, of Granbury, Texas, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. LaVoid Ford officiating.

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

Mr. Tipton, a former Hobbs resident, died Monday, Oct. 23, in Granbury.

He was born on March 28, 1914, in Como, Texas, and married Mary Davis on Aug. 8, 1937, in Texas. At the time of Mrs. Davis' death in November of 1999, the couple had been married for 62 years.

Mr. Tipton moved to Hobbs with his family in 1930 and worked for Bennett Lumber Co. In 1935, he went to work for W.M. Billy Walker Trucking Co., where he was employed for 49 years.

He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Odessa.

Mr. Tipton is survived by two sons, Brent and Keith Tipton of Granbury; one daughter, Lynn Shelton of Odessa; four brothers, Tommy, Kenneth, Harry and J.C. Tipton; three sisters, Nadine Zimmerman, Nettie Lee King and Naomi Davidson; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ernest Tipton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church Building Fund at 1113 N. Grimes, Hobbs, 88240.

10/27

Jewel Pittman

EUNICE - Services for Jewel Pittman of Jal will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at First Baptist Church in Jal.

The Rev. Tim Duncan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Jal Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pittman, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Midland, Texas. She was born May 27, 1923, in Wynne, Ark. She married Buren Leon Pittman on Sept. 29, 1947.

She had lived in the area since 1958, moving from Caraway, Ark. She was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Jal.

Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, John Pittman of Tampa, Fla., and Jeff Pittman of Jal; a daughter, Brenda Posey of Midland; a brother, Marvin Haynes of Neosho, Mo., and B. Lavern Duke of Indianapolis, Ind.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Her parents, six brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Francisco M. Palmares Jr. 

Services for Francisco M. Palmares Jr. of Hobbs, former resident of Denver City, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Denver City. Burial will follow in Denver City Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

The Rev. Bill Yates will officiate.

Mr. Palmares, 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born March 11, 1944 in Karnes City, Texas.

He married Loraine Andrade 16 years ago.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Frankie Palmares III, of Fort Worth, Texas and Joseph Ybarra of Irving, Texas; two daughters, Maria Ybarra, of Hobbs and Christina Castaneda of Rupert, Idaho; five sisters, Mary P. Flores of Denver City, Josie Hernandez of Nampa, Idaho, Ernestina Avalos, Elydia Torres and Moses Palmares, all of Fort Worth; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Daniel Palmares, and his parents.

J.B. Green

KERMIT, Texas - Services for J.B. "Jay Bird" Green of Jal will be at 2 p.m. (MDT) today at Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc. in Kermit. Burial will follow in Jal Cooper Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc.

The Rev. Mike May will officiate.

Mr. Green, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

Born on Jan. 5, 1914, in Odell, Texas, he married Hazel Cook on May 8, 1958 in Pecos, Texas. She preceded him in death in 1981.

Mr. Green served in the U.S. Army Medical Battalion during World War II and worked for El Paso Natural Gas Co. as a plant operator from 1950 until he retired in 1976. He was a resident of Jal for over 50 years.

10/26

Leatrice E. Young

EUNICE -- Services for Leatrice Evelyn Young of Eunice will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at First Baptist Church in Eunice.

The Rev. Kevin Warner, associate pastor of First Baptist Church in Eunice, will officiate. Burial will follow in Brunson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Young, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Lovington. She married Fred Lawrence Young on Sept. 25, 1944, in Lovington.

She was a longtime active member of First Baptist Church in Eunice.

She was a longtime resident of Eunice. She attended school in Lovington, earning her GED on April 9, 1970. She was a member of the Eunice Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, David Young of Cloudcroft; two daughters, Juanice Kelly Lyles of Hobbs and Leeta Kay Loveless of Lubbock, Texas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Her parents, six sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Hilario "Lee" G. DeLion

Services for Hilario "Lee" G. DeLion of Hobbs will be held at 3 p.m. today at Calvary Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Antonio Garcia of Union Pentecostal Church of Denver City, Texas, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Elio Barrios of Iglesia Bautesta Betesda of Hobbs.

Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.

Mr. DeLion, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Karnes City, Texas. He married Concha (Cora) Maldonado on Oct. 31, 1941, in Hobbs.

He was a member of Union Pentecostal Church.

He owned and managed his own business, Lee's Auto Repair for several years. Later, he worked in the ministry.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Maly Hall of Hobbs and Wanda (Chita) RavenHawk of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Daniel DeLeon of Fort Worth, Texas and Ignacio DeLeon of Brownfield, Texas; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

His parents, Epigmenio and Graviela DeLeon; and two sisters, Elvira Pulido and Romana Villanueva, preceded him in death.

Eugenio Ruiz Sr.

Funeral Mass for former Hobbsan Eugenio Ruiz Sr. of Albuquerque, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. at St. Helena Catholic Church.

The Rev. Jose Reyes of the C.F.M. Conv. will officiate. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Ruiz, 88, died Monday, Oct. 23, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born July 6, 1912, in Seguin, Texas. He married Margarita Gonzales in January 1936, in San Marcos County, Texas.

He farmed and raised cotton in the Hobbs area for many years.

He was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Joe Ruiz of Albuquerque and Nicholas Ruiz of Portales; two daughters, Victoria Jensen of Albuquerque and Refugia "Cookie" Quiroz of Hobbs; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Two sons, Eugenio Ruiz Jr. and Domingo Ruiz; four brothers; and four sisters, preceded him in death.

Lee W. Botkin

Memorial services for Lee Wayne Botkin of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

The Rev. Jerry Jenkins of the First Christian Church will officiate.

Mr. Botkin, 59, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born Dec. 22, 1940, in Monahans, Texas.

Survivors include a son, David Botkin of Midland, Texas; two daughters, Deann Cummings of San Angelo, Texas, and Connie Botkin of Midland; a brother, Jack Botkin of Hobbs; a sister, Millie Botkin of Hobbs; his mother, Almeta Botkin of Hobbs; and three grandchildren.

His father, Wilbur Jack Botkin; a son, Andy Mapes; and a brother, Sonny Botkin, preceded him in death.

Ace Allen Peoples Jr.

Memorial services for Ace Allen Peoples Jr. of Hobbs will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Dal Paso Church of Christ.

T.P. Childers will officiate. Cremation will follow under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mr. Peoples, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born March 19, 1924, in Tonkawa, Okla.

He moved to Hobbs from Dallas in 1984.

Survivors include a son, Larry Peoples of Hobbs; a daughter, Janelle Ford of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Shirley Wedgeworth; and two grandchildren.

Jewel Pittman

EUNICE -- Services are pending with Calvary Funeral Home for Jewel Pittman of Midland, Texas.

Mrs. Pittman, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Midland, Texas. She was born May 27, 1923.
 

Lottie Coppedge

Services for Lottie Coppedge of Hobbs will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Bel Aire Baptist Church.

The Rev. Dean Evans, Randy Evans and Delbert Hender-son will officiate.

Burial will follow at 4 p.m. (CST) at Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield, Texas, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. today. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today.

Mrs. Coppedge, 87, died Friday, Nov. 17, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1913, in Palmer, Texas.

She married E.L. Coppedge on July 17, 1957, in Brownfield. He died Aug. 17.

Survivors include seven sons, Dean Evans, Leroy Evans, Kenneth Evans, Loyd Evans, Floyd Evans, Bobby Coppedge and Larry Coppedge; six daughters, Jean Henderson, Peggy Leach, Louise Capps, Naomi Turner, Sue Allphin and Kay Whinery; three brothers, Hughey McKee, Winifred McKee and Bill McKee; two sisters, Ola Johnson and Lola Mensch; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Florence McKee; one daughter, Patsy Bell; four brothers and one sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's of S.E. New Mexico, 1717 W. 2nd Street, Suite 173, Roswell, N.M. 88201.
 

Robert W. Lindsey

Services for Robert W. "Bob" Lindsey of Hobbs will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

The Rev. Jake Armstrong will officiate.

Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Mem-orial Park under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lindsey, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 16, at his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1922 in Humboldt, Kan.

He married Barbara Joan Woods.

He was a member of the American Legion and First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one daughter, Lana Martin, of Hobbs; two brothers, Chuck Lindsey of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Harold Lindsey of Humboldt; two sisters, Mary Edith Littlepage of Iowa and Frances Tweedy of Ida, Kan.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Linda Olsen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's of S.E. New Mexico, 1717 W. 2nd Street, Suite 173, Roswell, N.M. 88201.
 
 
 

Ronald Bruce Tate

Services for Ronald Bruce Tate of Hobbs will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. LaVoid Ford will officiate.

Memorial services will be conducted by the Hobbs Masonic Lodge.

Burial will follow at 3 p.m. (CST) at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos, Texas, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mr. Tate, 58, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Intercoastal City, La. He was born on July 4, 1942, in Edna, Texas.

He married Erie Bolden on Dec. 6, 1963, in Franklin, La.

Mr. Tate was a member of the Pecos Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Ron Tate of Lafayette, La.; his stepfather, Tommy Cosper of Horatio, Ark.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Lois Tate.

11/19

Lottie P. Coppedge
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Lottie P. Coppedge of Hobbs.
Mrs. Coppedge, 87, died Friday, Nov. 17, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1913, in Kausman, Texas.
Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Sue Allphin.

Robert W. Lindsey
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Robert W. "Bob" Lindsey of Hobbs.
Mr. Lindsey, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 16, at his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Humboldt, Kan.
Survivors include his wife, Joan, of the home; and a daughter, Lana Martin of Hobbs.

Alejo E. Valenzuela
Funeral Mass for Alejo E. Valenzuela of Artesia, father of Soki Kesner of Hobbs, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Artesia.
The Rev. Vincent Petersen will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
Mr. Valenzuela, 85, died Friday, Nov. 17, in Andrews. He was born July 17, 1915, in Pecos, Texas. He married Margarita Morales in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. She preceded him in death.
He worked as a farmer. He moved to Artesia from Pecos 45 years ago.
Survivors include four sons, Alejo E. Valenzuela Jr., Enrique Valenzuela, Edmundo Valenzuela and Oscar Valenzuela, all of Artesia; two more daughters, Maria C. Marquez of Andrews and Toni Berryhill of Midland; one sister, Alejandra Reyes of Odessa; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A brother, Lucas Valenzuela; and two sisters, Teodora Dominguez and Paulina Valenzuela, also preceded him in death.

Luis E. Sanchez
Mass of Christian Burial for Luis Enrique Sanchez of Lovington will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, at St. Thomas Catholic Church.
The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday night at 514 S. Second St.
The infant died Thursday, Nov. 16. He was born Nov. 17, 1999, in Bakersfield, Calif..
Survivors include his father, Palemon Sanchez of Sta Catherine GTO, Mexico; his mother, Alejandra Arvizu of the home; a sister, Karina Sanchez of the home; maternal grandmother, Theodora Arvizu of Sta Catherine GTO; paternal grandparents, Palemon and Margarita Sanchez, both of Sta Catherine GTO; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
 

Alice M. Smith
EUNICE - Services for Alice Mildred Smith of Eunice will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Free Holiness Church in Eunice.
The Rev. Gerald Anderson will officiate. Burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Rose Bank Cemetery in Mulberry, Kan., under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Brenner Funeral Home in Pittsburg, Kan.
Mrs. Smith, 84, died Thursday, Nov., 16, in Eunice. She was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Hugoton, Kan. She married Charles Basil Smith on Aug. 31, 1940. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of Free Holiness Church in Eunice. She worked for Home Health Care, retiring in 1981.
Mrs. Smith moved to Eunice from Pittsburg in 1998.
Survivors include four sons, Bacil Smith of Skiatook, Okla., William Smith and Raymond Smith, both of Eunice, and Delbert Smith of Marion, Ohio; four daughters, Marilyn Cooley of Glenwood, Ark., Beverly Phillips and Bonnie Phillips, both of Pittsburg, and Janella Deer of Nevada, Texas; two sisters, Ruth Killingsworth of Liberal, Kan., and Ruby Dennis of Grove, Okla.; two brothers, Cecil Allen of Overland Park, Kan., and Bill Allen of Denver; 29 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Her parents; a daughter, Rowena Smith; and a brother, Kenneth Allen, also preceded her in death.

11/16

Randal M. Woody
LOVINGTON -- Services for former Lovington resident Randal Murray Woody of Midland will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Odell Farr will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lovington Cemetery.
Mr. Woody, 58, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, at his home. He was born July 2, 1942, in Clovis.
He graduated from Lovington High School in 1960 and from Eastern New Mexico University in 1965, with a degree in elementary education.
He was baptized in Lovington at Third and Central Church of Christ. He worked for Dawson Geo Physical from 1969 to the present.
Survivors include his parents, Ben Blanche of Lovington two brothers, Chauncy Woody and Kelvin Woody, all of Lovington; two nieces; two nephews; two great-nieces; and three great-nephews.

Ronald "Bruce" Tate
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Ronald "Bruce" Tate of Hobbs.
Mr. Tate, 58, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Intercoastal City, La. He was born July 4, 1942, in Edna, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Erie Tate of Hobbs; and a son, Ron Tate, also of Hobbs.

Betty L. Inman
TATUM -- Services for Betty Lou Inman of Tatum will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Assembly of God in Tatum.
Clarence Gutierrez and the Rev. Leon Green will officiate. Cremation will take place under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Mrs. Inman, 64, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Lubbock. She was born June 29, 1936, in Florence, Texas. She married William James Inman on July 5, 1982, in Las Cruces.
She moved to Tatum in November 1977. She was a past president of the Tatum Lions Club and a member of First Assembly of God in Tatum.
Survivors include her husband of the home; three daughters, Jayme Hardin of Lovington, Jean Allen of Tatum and Shannon Sonnier of Denham Springs, La.; a son, Joe Rhoades of Kirtland,; two brothers, James "Bub" Maines and Joe Maines, both of Florence; a sister, Mary Moore of Huntsville, Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous cousins.
Her parents, Joe and Tjeda Maines, preceded her in death.
 
 
 

Mary V. Holguin
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary V. Holguin of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Artesia. The Rev. Vince Peterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, with deacon Pablo Merjil conducting the service.
Mrs. Holguin, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 17, 1943, in Candelaria, Texas. 
She had lived in Hobbs for the past 30 years, working as a caretaker in people's homes.
Survivors include a son, Jesse Armendariz of Artesia; a daughter, Roseann Arcidez of Midland; her mother, Refugia Villanueva of Artesia; two brothers, Tony Villanueva of Phoenix, and Manuel Villanueva of Pecos, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her father, Manuel Villanueva; and a brother, Juan Villanueva, preceded her in death.

11/15

Carl W. Fulkerson

Services for Carl W. Fulkerson of Hobbs will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Chapel of Home Funeral Home chapel.

The Rev. Dean Mathis will officiate.

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

Mr. Fulkerson, 71, died Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Big Spring. He was born on July 20, 1929, in Earlsboro, Okla.

He married Jo Pechar on May 10, 1951, in Salem, Ill.

Mr. Fulkerson served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952, stationed in Germany. In 1959, the family moved to Hobbs where he worked in the oilfield.

In 1969, they returned to Illinois where he worked as a factory foreman. They moved back to Hobbs in 1973.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; four sons, Jim Fulkerson of Hobbs, Phillip Fulkerson of Breese, Ill., Bill Fulkerson of Albuquerque and Scott Fulkerson of St. Louis, Mo.; one daughter, Cindy Yearout of Hobbs; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Carl David Fulkerson on Nov. 12, 1983; five brothers; and one sister.

Hilde Tobkin

LOVINGTON -- Funeral Mass for Hilde Tobkin of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Sisseton, S.D.

The rosary and wake will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17.

Burial will follow in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Mrs. Tobkin, 85, died Monday, Nov. 13, in Lovington. She was born Sept. 7, 1915, in St. Michael, Minn. She married Alfred Tobkin on Sept. 16, 1940. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include four sons, John Tobkin, Joe Tobkin and Dan Tobkin, all of Lovington, and Doug Tobkin of West Fargo, N.D.; a brother, Leo Zahler of Hutchinson, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lovington Good Samaritan Center.

Betty Inman

TATUM - Services are pending with Bethany Funeral Home for Betty Inman of Tatum.

Mrs. Inman, 64, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Lubbock.

11/14

Patricia 'Patsy' Poucket
Funeral Mass for Patricia "Patsy" Poucket of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Poucket, 66, died Friday, Nov. 10, in Wildwood, Mo. She married Carl Poucket on Dec. 4, 1954, in Hobbs. He preceded her in death in 1973.
She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church, where she was also a member of the Altar Society. She held membership in the Grandmothers Club as well.
Survivors include four children, Jeff Poucket of St. Louis, Mo., Randy Poucket and Jennifer Dooley, both of Dallas, and Neil Poucket of Hobbs; three brothers, Herschell Hightower of Hobbs, Charles Hightower of Roswell and Jerry Hightower of Copperas Cove, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Lundgreen of Stanford, Texas, and Jackie Stanfield of Hobbs; and three grandsons.
Her parents, Loyd and Martha Basland Hightower, preceded her in death.
 
 

Melvin 'Bud' Hampton
Services for Melvin "Bud" Hampton of Hobbs will be held at 3 p.m. today at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church.
The Rev. Dean Mathis will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Hampton, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 11, at his home. He was born April 8, 1920, in Comanche, Texas. He married Claudia Bailey on Aug. 21, 1938, in Potosi, Texas.
He served overseas in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked with El Paso Natural Gas Co. as a plant superintendent until his retirement in 1977. Following his retirement, he moved to Ruidoso. He later moved to El Paso then back to Hobbs in 1998.
Mr. Hampton served on the Hobbs School Board during the 1950s and '60s. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon from Jan. 8, 1957, to March 24, 1996. At the time of his death, he was being honored as deacon emeritus.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Claudia Hampton; a son, Melvin M. Hampton of Odessa; two daughters, Darlene Donalson of San Angelo, and Peggy Hammer of Hobbs; two brothers, Enos Hampton of Potosi and J.D. Hampton of Tulare, Calif.; three sisters, Margaret Dorner of Richardson, Texas, Dovie Franklin of Proctor, Texas, and Betty Jo Evans of Stephensville, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Carl W. Fulkerson
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Carl W. Fulkerson of Hobbs.
Mr. Fulkerson, 71, died Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Big Spring. He was born July 20, 1929, in Earlsboro, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Jo, of the home; four sons, Phillip Fulkerson of Bruse, Ill., Jim Fulkerson of Hobbs, Bill Fulkerson of Albuquerque and Scott Fulkerson of St. Louis, Mo.; and a daughter, Cindy Yearout of Hobbs.

Alton 'Dink' Halkins
TATUM - Graveside services and burial for Alton "Dink" Halkins of Tatum will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Tatum Cemetery.
The Rev. Wayne Brazil will officiate.
Mr. Halkins, 74, died Saturday, Nov. 11, in Hobbs. He was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Mobeetie, Texas.
He was a longtime Tatum resident.
Survivors include a brother, Doug Halkins of Tatum; and three sisters, Alene Halford of Tatum, Mayme Halkins of Lovington and Jean Dutton of Los Angeles.

Santos T. Gonzales
LOVINGTON - Services for Santos Tellez Gonzales of Denver City, Texas, were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Denver City.
Burial followed in Denver City Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gonzales, 86, died Saturday, Nov. 11, at her home. She was born Oct. 31, 1914, in Yorktown, Texas.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include two sons, Felipe T. Garza of Denver City and Guadalupe Garza of Georgetown, Texas; two daughters, Stella Costello of Denver City and Ermina Rodrigues of Roswell; and several nieces and nephews.


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