Miscellaneous Lea County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2000

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11/12

Carrie Leta Rainwater
DRUMRIGHT, Okla. - Funeral services for Drumright native and former Hobbs resident Carrie Leta Rainwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Drumright First Baptist Church. 
The Rev. Ray Moffeit will officiate. 
Burial will follow in the Stroud City Cemetery at Stroud, Okla., under the direction of Michael's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rainwater, 77, died on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Drumright Nursing Home. She was born on Sept. 18, 1923, in Drumright. She attended Drumright Public School.
She married Delbert Rainwater on Sept. 20, 1945, in Independence, Kansas. They lived in Stroud for six years before moving to Hobbs. 
She worked in numerous cafes and the Hobbs Schools as a cook. They returned to Drumright in 1980. She was a member of Drumright First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of the family home; one son, Russell Rainwater of Cushing; two sisters, Wilma Marshall and Rita Campbell, both of Drumright; six grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen Marie Clark; three brothers, L.F. "Buddy" Matts, James Matts and Nolan Matts; and one sister, Lavern McGeath.

William H. Clark
Memorial services for William H. "Bill" Clark of Hobbs will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, at First Presbyterian Church.
His son, the Rev. Don Clark, and the Rev. James A. Lacy will officiate.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Clark, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Merrill Gardens. He was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Fort Davis, Texas.
He married Charlot Furman on June 4, 1953, in Boulder, Colo.
Mr. Clark graduated from Fort Davis High School in 1940. He attended Baylor and Park colleges. He received a Bachelor of Science from Sul Ross College in Alpine.
Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radioman from 1943 to 1946. After the war, he returned to college in Boulder, Colo.. where he received a Masters Degree in music education in 1953. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity and sang in the Colorado University Modern Choir under George Lynn and Walter Imig.
He moved to Hobbs in 1955 to teach vocal music at Houston Junior High School. Later, he became coordinator of music for all nine elementary schools until he retired in May 1987.
Mr. Clark played violin in the Hobbs Community Orchestra and was treasurer of the Hobbs Community Concert Association.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hobbs, serving as an elder and a deacon, and as a member of the choir for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Don Clark of St. James, Minn. and Paul W. Clark of Hobbs; two daughters, Amy Clark White of Littlefield, Texas and Ann Clark Driver of Midland; one sister, Dorothy Newton of Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hunter and Annie Lou Clark and one sister, Ruth Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, N. Turner, Hobbs, N.M. 88240; Bloys Camp Meeting Association, P.O. Box 279, Valentine, Texas 79854; or the Alzheimer's Association of S. E. New Mexico, 1717 W. 2nd Street, Ste. 173, Roswell, N.M. 88201.

Dorothy L. Copeland
Graveside services for Dorothy L. Copeland of Hobbs will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
The Rev. L.B. Harris will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Monday and from 8-9 a.m. on Tuesday.
Mrs. Copeland died Friday, Nov. 10, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was 76.
She was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Morris, Okla. She married Harold W. Copeland on Nov. 8, 1963, in Carlsbad.
She worked as a checker for Food Way and Tootie's Super Market. She enjoyed gardening, plants and sewing.
She was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of the family home; one son, Robert McSpadden of Houston; one daughter, Dian Swanson of Pocatello, Idaho; two sisters, June Carter of Springdale, Ark., and Mary Lou Laine of Rogers, Ark.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Sue Wyrick; a grandson, Darrell Wayne McSpadden; one brother; and two sisters.

Carl Joe Standefer
EUNICE - Funeral services for former Eunice resident, Carl Joe Standefer of La Puebla, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Kevin Warner will officiate.
Burial will follow in Brunson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Standefer, 73, died Monday, Nov. 6, in La Puebla. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Pushmataha County, Okla. He was interdenominational.
He married Audrey June Looman on Dec. 11, 1979, in Deming.
He served in the U.S. Navy. He moved to Oil Center from Oklahoma in 1937. In 1945, he moved to Eunice, where he lived until 1971. While in Eunice, he was a member of the Eunice Volunteer Fire Department.
During the years of his involvement and leadership, the Eunice Fire Department advanced to high levels of rating and achievement in the state. He lived in Santa Fe from 1971 until 1979, when he moved to La Puebla. 
He was the New Mexico State Fire Marshal for 21 years, retiring in 1992. He was also instrumental in developing and starting the Firefighter Academy in Socorro, which trains firefighters from all over New Mexico. 
He was a member of the American Legion Post 45 in Eunice, the Elks Lodge in Santa Fe and a lifetime member of the New Mexico State Fire Fighters Association.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; his first wife, Carol Wooten Standefer of Albuquerque; two sons, Barry Lee Standefer of Henderson, Nev. and John Carl Standefer of Albuquerque; one brother, Bill Lee Standefer of Palm Desert, Calif.; one sister, Betty Ann Dodd of Odessa; three uncles; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Fallen Fire Fighter in care of the State Fire Academy Memorial, P.O. Box 239, Socorro, N.M. 87801.
 

Patricia Poucket
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Patricia "Patsy" Poucket of Hobbs.
Mrs. Poucket, 66, died Friday, Nov. 10, in Wildwood, Mo. She was born March 30, 1934, in Hobbs.
Survivors include three sons, Neil Poucket of Hobbs, Jeff Poucket of St. Louis, Mo., and Randy Poucket of Dallas; and one daughter, Jennifer Dooley of Dallas.

Melvin Hampton
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Melvin Hampton of Hobbs.
Mr. Hampton, 78, died Saturday, Nov. 11, at his home. He was born April 8, 1920.
Survivors include his wife, Claudia, of the home; one son, Melvin M. Hampton, of Odessa; and two daughters, Peggy Hammer of Hobbs and Darlene Donalson of San Angelo.

Edith 'Edie' Ingrahm
Services for Edith "Edie" Ingrahm of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Chapel.
The Rev. Carol Tuck will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ingrahm, 50, died Tuesday. Nov. 7, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1950, in Evansville, Ind. She married David Ingrahm on March 17, 1973, in Phoenix, Ariz.
She had been a member of First United Methodist Church since 1997. She was a Hobbs school volunteer, serving from 1993 to 1995. 
Mrs. Ingrahm also served as an auxiliary member at Hobbs Good Samaritan Village from 1996 to 1998.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, David Ingrahm Jr. and Donald Ingrahm, both of Hobbs; three brothers and two sisters.
Her parents, Pauline and Joseph Stults; and a daughter, Dinah Cherrer Ingrahm.

11/12

William W. Markham

LOVINGTON - Graveside services for William Wesley Markham of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

The Rev. K.M. McCarthick will officiate.

Mr. Markham, 36, died Tuesday, Nov. 7. He was born Dec. 21, 1963, in Hobbs.

He had lived in Lovington for the past 15 years. He loved his dogs and to visit with his friends.

Mr. Markham was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Michael Markham of Austin; a sister, Judy Gail Brandon of Kennedy, Texas; two nephews; two aunts; and seven cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Orvil and Alice Markham; and a brother, Tommy Markham.

11/10

James M. Phillips Jr.

Memorial services for James Michael Phillips Jr. of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

The Rev. Dean Mathis will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park at a later date.

Mr. Phillips, 30, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born June 15, 1970, in Fort Dix, N.J. He married Jennifer Jameson on Oct. 7, 1994, in Hobbs.

He graduated from Hobbs High School and was attending New Mexico Junior College.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two brothers, Kyle Phillips of Seattle, Wash., and Coby Phillips of Hobbs; his father, James Phillips Sr. of Hobbs; his mother, Virginia Graham of Farwell, Texas; maternal grandparents, Willie and Willene Rogers of Hobbs; and paternal grandparents, James K. Phillips of Laurel, Miss.

His paternal grandmother, Willie M. Phillips, preceded him in death.

Carl J. Standefer

EUNICE - Services are pending with Calvary Funeral Home for Carl Joe Standefer of Espanola.

Mr. Standefer, 73, died Monday, Nov. 6, in El Pueblo. He was born Feb. 10, 1927.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Standefer, of the home; two sons, Barry Standefer of Henderson, Nev., and John Standefer of Albuquerque; a brother, Bill Standefer of Palm Desert, Calif.; and a sister, Betty Dodd of Odessa.

William Markham

LOVINGTON - Services are pending with Bethany

Funeral Home for William Markham of Lovington.

Mr. Markham, 36, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Lovington.

He was born, Dec. 21, 1963, in Lovington

11/10

Peggy L. Murphy
Services for Peggy Lou Murphy of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bishop Leroy Wilcox will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mrs. Murphy, 74, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Roswell. She married H.L. (Pete) Murphy on Feb. 23, 1946, in Fort Sumner. He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1984.
She taught mathematics in the Hobbs junior high school system for 23 years. She retired in 1980. She had taught previously in Grants.
Mrs. Murphy was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Eta Chapter, a professional organization for women teachers.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delta Kappa Gamma, c/o Christy Hepp, 203 E. Yeso, Hobbs, N.M. 88240, to be used to buy school supplies for needy children.
Survivors include a son, Mark Murphy of Hobbs; a daughter, Jo M. Headden of Dallas; a brother, Bill Wright of Truth or Consequences; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Her parents, Cleo and Ollie Wright, also preceded her in death.

Edith 'Edie' Ingrahm
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Edith "Edie" Ingrahm of Hobbs.
Mrs. Ingrahm, 50, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1950, in Evansville, Ind.
Survivors include her husband, David Ingrahm of Hobbs; and two sons, David Ingrahm and Donald Ingrahm, both of Hobbs.

11/5
 

Ricky W. Cummings
Funeral services for Ricky Warren Cummings of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church.
The Rev. Elio Barrios will officiate.
Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Cummings, 48, died on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 2, 1952, in Altus, Okla.
He married Martha P. Catron on May 17, 1973, in Miami, Fla.
He moved to the Hobbs area in 1953 from Mangum, Okla. He worked for Warren Cummings Service Center for 30 years and for Priority Parcel Service of Hobbs.
He was a member of the Hobbs Jaycees, the Bel Aire Bowling League and the Ocotillo Men's Golf Association.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Ricky Warren Cummings II of Hobbs; two daughters, Heather Marie Chavez and Virginia Lee Cummings, both of Hobbs; one brother, Timothy P. Cummings of Ruidoso; six grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

11/3

Howard Richard
FARMINGTON - Services for former Hobbsan Howard Richard of Farmington, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Farmington.
Mr. Richard, 83, died Friday, Dec. 1. He was born on Oct. 5, 1917, in Louisiana. He married Carolyn Arrowood.
He worked for K.L. Towle and Hill's Engine Service while living in Hobbs. He was also a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Hobbs.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two children, Dean Richard of Denver, Colo., and Melisa Richard Lackey of Las Cruces; five step children; and 11 grandchildren.
 

Zearl T. Young 
Funeral services for Zearl T. Young of Hobbs will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Snyder.
The Rev. Gorton Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Young, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 2, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Hawley, Texas. He married Dimple Duke on Jan. 30, 1942. Mr. Young was the owner of the Western Auto Associates stores in Hobbs.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Young, a son, Larry Young; and a granddaughter Sabra Young;
Survivors include Dimple Young, his wife; and Sylvia Peterson, his daughter; and grandchildren Clint and Janet Peterson, Cindy and David Bettes, Stacie and Aubrey Hawkins, and Serena and Ernie Torres; and great-grandchildren Derrek Peterson, Tanner and Tyler Hawkins, and Andrea and Ashley Young.
People may pay their respects Monday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8-11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Family Hospice.

11/2

Louis V. Hulan Sr.

HOUMA, La. -- Services for Louis V. Hulan Sr. of Houma, father of Lonnie Hulan of Hobbs and brother of Betty Bramlett of Lovington, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Chauvin Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. John Bayer will officiate.
Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hulan, 61, died on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at New Iberia Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 29, 1939, in Kilgore, Texas. 
Other survivors include his wife, Mardi, of the home; one son, Louis Hulan Jr.; two daughters, Reva Hulan Folse and Robin Hulan, both of Houma; two brothers, Bobby Hulan of Andrews, Texas and Larry Rippy of Austin; two sisters, Linda Thompson of Paris, Texas and Ruby Lewis of Houma; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one nephew and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ruth Crawford Hulan; one son, Danny Hulan; and one sister, Lula Dale Cowger. 

Van Calvin Willson
DENVER CITY - Services for Van Calvin Willson of Denver City will be held at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ.
Skip Rodgers will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Denver City Memorial Park under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home.
Mr. Willson, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 29. He was born on May 4, 1923, in Elkins, Texas.
He married Irene Wilson on March 22, 1963, in Denver City. 
He graduated from San Angelo Lakeview High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 37 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Lee Otis Wyatt of Garland; two daughters, Sue Ann Harrison and Judy Tinley, both of Denver City; one brother, Howard Willson of San Angelo; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

11/30

Glenn Sharp
Services for Glenn David Sharp of Hobbs will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Chapel.
Capt. Robert L. Keene will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Mr. Sharp, 20, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born April 10, 1980. 
He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1999.
Survivors include his parents, Melton Lee and Barbara Sharp of Hobbs; his grandmothers, Jessie Mae Cassity and Alma Burleson, both of Hobbs; and three sisters, Donna Easter and Dena Spellman, both of Hobbs, and Darlene Meadors of Doniphan, Mo.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; two grandfathers; and one nephew.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Christmas Fund, 820 S. Fowler, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

Mitchell W. Welch
EUNICE - Graveside services for Mitchell W. Welch of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 1, at Kermit Cemetery in Kermit, Texas. 
The Rev. Eddie Cotton will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Welch, 40, died Monday, Nov. 27, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1960, in Abilene, Texas.
He married Donna Perkins on Oct. 14, 1983, in Wink.
Survivors include his wife of Austin; his mother, Juanita Harrison of Wink; his stepfather, Kenneth Harrison of Wink; one son, Donnie Welch of Hobbs; one daughter, Mishelle Welch of Austin; two brothers, Chuck Gibson of Odessa and Donald Welch of Jal; five sisters, Juanita Welch of Midland, June Ziegler of Ira, Texas, Kay Bale of Houston, Tina Haynes of Colmesneil, Texas and Karen Shuler of McCamey, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Ray Welch; one sister, Billie Jean Massey; and one brother, Leon Welch.

Kathleen Brown
LUBBOCK - Graveside services for former Hobbs resident Kathleen Click Brown of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
The Rev. Tom Lakey will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Brown, 77, died on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in University Medical Center. She was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Chillicothe.
She married Arthur Click on March 21, 1939, in Clovis. He preceded her in death in 1999. She moved to Lubbock in 1950. She worked as a lab technician for Bell Dairy Products until her retirement. 
She was a member of the First Assembly of God.
Survivors include one son, Matthew Arthur Click of Denver; two daughters, Dixie Click Hairgrove of Lubbock and Linna Joy Hill of Fort Worth; one sister, Billie Vaughn of Albuquerque; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Velda P. Lee
EUNICE - Services for Velda P. Lee of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at Eunice First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Dean Mathis will officiate.
Burial will follow in Brunson Memorial Cemetery in Eunice under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-noon today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lee, 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Good Samaritan Village in Hobbs. She was born April 15, 1913.
She married Byron Jackson Lee on July 4, 1927, in Cisco, Texas. He preceded her in death. 
She moved from Beaumont, Texas, to Eunice in 1944 and to Hobbs in 1987. She was a housewife and a longtime member of Eunice First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Colborn of Eunice, Jane George of Midland and Mickey Sanders of Dallas; one sister, Era Sutton of LaPort, Texas; one half-brother, Bill Everett of Abilene, Texas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jimmy Lee; two sisters; and four brothers.

Iolene Lemoyne Hazllett Smith

LLANO, Texas -- Services for Iolene Lemoyne Hazllett Smith of Llano, mother of Gloria Broom of Eunice, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. David Griffin will officiate.
Burial will follow at the Six Mile Cemetery in Llano County.
Mrs. Smith, 94, died Monday, Nov. 27, at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg. She was born on Nov. 6, 1906 in Llano. 
She married Robert Otis Smith on May 26, 1923, at Mercedes. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1974.
She was lifetime resident of Llano and was a homemaker. She was a member of Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church, the Llano Senior Citizens and A.A.R.P.
She helped with the founding of the Head Start Program in Llano.
Other survivors include three daughters, Lila Dorothea Hamm of Woodville, Wynona Rogers of Bethel, Ohio, and Carrissa Suzanne Smith of Llano; one son, Robert Otis Smith Jr. of Hoover Valley; 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Vernell; two sons, Lester Anthony Smith and William Sherrill Smith; one sister; and four brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Llano County Library or the American Heart Association.

11/29

Patricia M. Breyman
Services for Patricia M. Breyman of Hobbs will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. George Malis will officiate.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Thursday and from 8-10 a.m. on Friday.
Mrs. Breyman, 68, died Thursday, Nov. 23, in Hobbs. She was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Corsicana, Texas.
She moved to Hobbs in the late 1970s and worked for Judge Larry Johnson for 10 years. She did volunteer work for the new Veterans Affairs Clinic, the Genealogical Society and the Humane Society. She was active in her church.
Survivors include one daughter, Gaye Breyman of Anaheim, Calif.; one brother, Al Mullican of Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Billie Seevers and Barbara Pendergrass, both of Hemet, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Her parents, Jessie and Nelle Mullican, and one sister, Justine Gandy, preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Trey Harmon
Services for Trey Harmon of Nadine will be held at 2 p.m. at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Chapel.
The Rev. Sidney Butler and the Rev. Kenny Reed will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Trey, 5, died Sunday, Nov. 26, at home. He was born Aug. 20, 1995, in Hobbs.
He is survived his mother, Becky Dunlap; his father, Dewey Hunt; his grandparents, Bobby and Trudy Hix of Jefferson, Texas, and Jimmy Dunlap of Odessa; great-grandparents, Sandra Mayer and Roy and Billie Magee of Hobbs; great-grandmother, Ruth Davis of Hobbs; an aunt, Brandi Dean of Eunice; and numerous cousins and friends.

Glen Sharp
Services for Glen Sharp of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Sharp, 20, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born April 10, 1980.

Belven D. White
Memorial services for Belven Dean White of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Burial was under the direction of Memory Gardens Direct Services.
Mr. White, 38, died on Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Albuquerque. He was born on April 23, 1962, in Hobbs.
Survivors include his father, Belven White of Hobbs; two brothers, Sammy White of Hobbs and Dale Crawford of Indiana; and three sisters, Sandy Kay of Arkansas, and Betty Jean and Roberta of Texas.

10/28

Marshall L. Brown
HOUSTON - Graveside services for former Hobbs resident Marshall Lee "Brownie" Brown will be held at 10 a.m. CST today at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.
Burial will follow under the direction of Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown, 48, died on Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Houston.
He was a 1969 graduate of Hobbs High School. He was a professional bass guide and was active with The Sunshine Kids.
He is survived by his brother, Charles Brown of Lubbock; one sister, Brinder Jacobs of Houston; two nephews; a niece and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry C. and Evelyn H. Brown.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Sunshine Kids, the American Heart Association or the charity of one's choice.

Audra I. Dalmont
Graveside services for Audra Ivan Dalmont of Hobbs will be at 2 p.m. CST today at Lamesa Cemetery in Lamesa, Texas.
The Rev. Tom Koger will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dalmont, 90, died on Saturday, Nov. 25, in Hobbs. She was born on Jan. 18, 1910, in Roanoak, Texas.
She married Raymond Dalmont. He preceded her in death in 1996. They moved to Hobbs in 1946. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one brother, Cornelius Owens of Edmond, Okla.; one sister, Ozelle Escalante of Mexico City; and several nieces and nephews.
Five sisters, Gracie Henry, Ines Hodge, Velma Wallace, Gladys Dalmont and Bertha Brookshire.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Dollie Mae Mitchell
Services for Dollie Mae Mitchell of Lovington will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Bethel Baptist Church.
The Rev. Jim Bennix will officiate.
Burial will follow in Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mitchell, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 25, at her home. She was born July 13, 1912, in Odell, Texas.
She married Lee Monroe Mitchell on Oct. 27, 1934, in Tolbert, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1971. 
She attended Bethel Baptist Church. 
Survivors include one son, Edd Mitchell of Lovington; four daughters, Molly Hardy of Capitan, Patricia Ming of Deming, Sally Norris of Blackwell, Okla., and Judy Haggerton of Lovington; 15 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Donald E. Teague
SNYDER, Texas - Graveside services for Donald Eugene Teague of Hobbs will at 11 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Pyron Cemetery, 2 miles east of Hermleigh. 
John Fenton will officiate.
Burial will follow under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home of Snyder.
Mr. Teague, 74, died on Saturday, Nov. 25, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Bristow, Okla.
He married Maude Maxine Hendrix on Feb. 3, 1945, in Levelland.
He served in the U.S. Army in Guam, where he was a crew chief for the maintenance of bombers.
He lived in Hobbs from 1956 to 1963. He lived in Brownfield from 1963 to 1972, where he and his son had their own oilfield pump shop. He returned to Hobbs in 1972.
He worked in the oilfield for many years as a superintendent for Texas Pacific Coal and Oil and as a sales representative for Star Tool Co.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Doug Teague of Waller; one half-sister, Norma Sue Sanders; one granddaughter; two step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Mitchell W. Welch

Services for Mitchell W. Welch of Hobbs are pending with Calvary Funeral Home.
Mr. Welch, 40, died Monday, Nov. 27 at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1960, in Abilene, Texas.
Survivors include his mother, Juanita Harrison of Wink; one son, Donnie Welch of Hobbs; one daughter, Mitchell Welch of Austin; two brothers, Chuck Welch of Odessa and Donald Welch of Jal; five sisters, Berdean Welch of Odessa, June Ziegler of Ira, Texas, Kay Bale of Houston, Tina Haynes of Carmela, Texas, and Karen Shuler of McCamey; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Carldean Walls

EUNICE -- Funeral services for Carldean Walls of Jal will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Jal First Baptist Church. 
The Rev. Mike May and the Rev. Tim Duncan will officiate.
Burial will follow at Jal Cooper Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Walls, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 26, in Arlington. He was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Stephenville, Texas.
He married Myra Kathryn Boyd on May 5, 1946, in Buchanan, Ga.
He attended Jal Schools. He served in the U.S. Army for 19 months, beginning Nov. 27, 1945. He was a member of the Jal Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years. He was also a lifetime member of New Mexico Fire Fighters Association and a previous member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge of Jal.
He retired from El Paso Natural Gas as a truck driver. He was a member of the Fifth Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Ronnie Walls of Jal; three brothers, R.A. Walls of Artesia, Gayland Walls of Jal and Roy Lee Walls of Houston; one sister, Nelda Shipman of Monterey, Calif. and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Myra Frances; and one brother, J.W. Walls.
 

Belven Dean White

Memorial services for Belven White of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Immediate burial was under the direction of Memory Gardens Direct Services.
Mr. White, 38, died on Wednesday, Nov. 22 in Albuquerque. He was born on April 23, 1962 in Hobbs.
Survivors include his father, Belven White of Hobbs; two brothers, Sammy White of Hobbs and Dale Crawford of Indiana; and three sisters, Sandy Kay of Arkansas, Betty Jean and Roberta of Texas.

11/26

Patricia Breyman
Funeral services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Patricia Breyman of Hobbs.
Mrs. Breyman, 68, died on Thursday, Nov. 23, in Hobbs. She was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Corsicana, Texas.

Marshall L. Brown
HOUSTON - Funeral services are pending at Earthman Resthaven Chapel for Marshall L. Brown. 
Mr. Brown, 48, died on Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Houston.
He was a 1969 graduate of Hobbs High School.

Judy Huff
BROWNFIELD - Graveside services for Judy Huff, of Brownfield, will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST on Monday, Nov. 27, at the Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.
The Rev. Beverly Titus will officiate. 
Mrs. Huff, 56, died on Thursday, Nov. 23, at her home. She was born on Nov. 24, 1943, in Oklahoma City.
She attended school in Lovington and Alamogordo and graduated from Stephen Austin High School in El Paso.
She worked for the University of Florida before moving to Brownfield in 1985. She worked for the Kendrick Memorial Library until 1988. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She married Eddie Huff on Aug. 24, 1988, in Cabbot, Ark.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; her mother, Lu Amerson of Las Cruces; one son, Steven Smith of Duluth, Ga.; one daughter, Sabrina Dyes of Duluth; one brother, Robert Layne of Anthony; one sister, Jacque Nell of Las Cruces; and two grandchildren.

Antonio L. Olivas
ODESSA - A funeral mass for Antonio Lucas Olivas, brother of Alicia Frausto of Hobbs, was held on Saturday, Nov. 25, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
The Rev. Gilbert Rodriguez officiated.
Private burial will be under the direction of Odessa Funeral Home.
Mr. Olivas, 81, died on Friday, Nov. 17, in Shreveport, La. He was born on April 14, 1919, in Shafter, Texas.
He retired from the United States Air Force. He was a Roman Catholic.
In addition to one sister, survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Patrick McCabe of Hurst, Texas; three other sisters, Dora Lujan of Midland, Paula Olivas of Calif. and Ofelia Olivas of Terlingua; and two grandchildren.

Juan I. Rubio 
LUBBOCK - Services for former Hobbs resident Juan I. Rubio of Lubbock will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, at Colgate Street Church of Christ.
Fred Sierra of El Paso, Pedro Gonzales and Julian Castaneda of Plainview will officiate.
Burial will follow in Lockney Cemetery under the direction of White Funeral Home.
Mr. Rubio, 56, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Lubbock. He was born on March 30, 1944, in San Antonio.
He married SanJuana Lopez on Dec. 9, 1967, in Abernathy.
He graduated from Sunset School of Preaching on July 9, 1965, and from Southwest College in 1978. He was a minister in the Church of Christ.
He moved from Hobbs to Lubbock in 1977.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Raymon Rubio of Lubbock and Ivan Rubio of McKinney; two daughters, Rebecca Perez of Lubbock and Rita Rachel Rodriguez of Uvalde; one brother, Emilio Rubio of Lubbock; three sisters, Bertha Mora and Maria Ellena Salas, both of Lubbock, and Lucia Hernandez of San Angelo; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Ramona Saucedo Rubio.

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Melta Faye Wright
Services for Melta Faye Wright of Hobbs will be held at noon on Monday, Nov. 27, at Trinity Free Holiness Church.
Orville Cottrell will officiate.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. today. The family will greet friends from 2-5 p.m. today.
Mrs. Wright, 57, died on Friday, Nov. 24, at Lea County Good Samaritan Village. She was born on Nov. 4, 1943, in Waurika, Okla.
She married Lewis Wright on July 7, 1961, in Waurika.
Mrs. Wright moved to Hobbs in 1964. She was active in her church and loved her family.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Dallen Wright of Paul's Valley, Okla., Chris Wright of Chelsea, Okla., and Kyle Wright of Hobbs; one daughter, Dalene Sage of Hobbs; two brothers, Darvin Bates of Waurika and Jim Bates of Wilson, Okla.; one sister, Leota Daughtery of Keller, Texas; and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy Joe and Mell Vada Bates; one brother, Bill Bates; one sister, Betty Ruth Bates; and one grandson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Free Holiness Church.

11/25

Melta Faye Wright
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Melta Faye Wright of Hobbs. 
Mrs. Wright, 57, died Friday, Nov. 24, at Lea County Good Samaritan Village. She was born Nov. 4, 1943, in Waurika, Okla.
Immediate survivors include her husband, Lewis Wright, of the home; three sons, Dallen Wright of Paul's Valley, Okla., Chris Wright of Chelsea, Okla. and Kyle Wright of Hobbs; and one daughter, Dalene Sage of Hobbs.

11/24

Jim Anderson

Funeral services for "Big" Jim Anderson, of Andrews, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at McNett Funeral Home Chapel, 705 North Main Street, Andrews Texas.

Leo Copeland, minister, of Seminole will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Andrews North Cemetary under the direction of McNett Funeral Home.

Mr. Anderson, 58, died Wednesday, November 22 in Midland Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 2, 1942 in Drumright, Oklahoma. He married Wilma J. Helton on Dec. 24, 1971 in Seminole, Tex.

He was a retired oil field salesman.

He moved to Andrews in 1972 from Hobbs. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Anderson, of Andrews, Tex.; a son, Ashley Anderson, of Andrews, Tex.; two brothers Leon Anderson, of Hobbs and Dale Anderson, of Irving, Tex.; a sister, Erma Downs, of Odessa, Tex.; and three grandchildren.

11/23

Eva Mayme Halkins

LOVINGTON - Services for Eva Mayme Halkins of Lovington will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, at Smith-Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.
David McLauachan will officiate.
Burial will follow at Tatum Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Miss Halkins, 88, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Lovington Good Samaritan. She was born on Feb. 25, 1912, in Aylesworth, Okla. 
She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Roswell.
Survivors include one brother, Doug Halkins of Tatum; two sisters, Alene Halford of Tatum and Jean Dutton of Los Angeles; and several nieces and nephews.
 

James L. Kimery
LUBBOCK - Services for James L. Kimery of Lubbock, father of Gerald and Keith Kimery of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Tim Winn will officiate.
Military graveside rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. (MST) on Monday, Nov. 27, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.
The Rev. J. Bradley Bennett will officiate.
Mr. Kimery, 72, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Covenant Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 18, 1928, in Limestone, Tenn. 
He married Dorothy Mapp on April 16, 1971, in Seminole. He had been a resident of Lubbock since November 1999.
He was a retired Air Force master sergeant, serving 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. 
He was the state adjutant quartermaster for the Department of New Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also the commander-in-chief of the National VFW and was a private pilot of small aircraft.
He was a Methodist.
Other survivors include his wife, of the family home; another son, Jerry Kimery of Enid, Okla.; one sister, Mildred Carrington of Limestone; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Memorial, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, D.C., 20090-6766.

11/22

Eva M. Halkins
LOVINGTON - Services are pending with Smith-Rogers Funeral Home for Eva Mayme Halkins of Lovington.
Mrs. Halkins, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Lovington Good Samaritan Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1912.

Kelly D. Farar
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Services for former Hobbsan Kelly Denise Farar will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, at Prairie Haven Cemetery Chapel. 
Cremation has taken place.
Ms. Farar, 19, died Nov. 2, in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 11, 1981, in Hobbs.
She attended Hobbs schools until she was 11, when she moved to Las Vegas.
Survivors include a son, Jordan; a daughter, Kalysta; her mother, Margaret of Las Vegas; paternal grandparents, Vera and E.L. Shook of Hobbs; a sister, Teresa Marshall of Lovington; a brother, Zachary Farar of Ranger, Texas; two nieces; one nephew; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Her father, Dennis Farar; a brother, John Farar; maternal grandparents, John and Phala Stevens; and a cousin preceded her in death.
 
 
 

Erma L. Werneck
Services for Erma Lou Werneck of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
The Rev. LaVoid Ford of Temple Baptist Church will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, in Dexter Mo., Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Memorial rites will be conducted by the Hobbs Rebekah Lodge Crescent, No. 3.
Visitation will be held until service time today.
Mrs. Werneck, 66, died Monday, Nov. 20, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Union, Mo. She married Carl Werneck on Nov. 22, 1953, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1976.
She was of the noble grand of Rebekah Lodge, Crescent No. 3.
Survivors include two sons, Rick Werneck of Louden, Tenn., and Phillip Werneck of Ruidoso; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, Elex and Hallie Hanners; and a brother also preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of New Mexico, 2929 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Ariz., 85016 or the charity of one's choice.

Fernando J. Solis
Funeral Mass for Fernando Joel Solis of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery Babyland under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home of Hobbs.
Fernando was stillborn on Friday, Nov. 17, at Lea Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his mother, Kimberly Ramirez of Hobbs; a sister, Alyssa Serna of Hobbs; maternal grandmother, Isabel Alvarado of Hobbs; paternal grandmother, Arcelia Fraire of Hobbs; one aunt; eight uncles; and numerous cousins.
His great-grandfather, Martin Ramirez, preceded him in death.

11/21

Sidney Lanier

MIDLAND - Services for Sidney Lanier of Midland, who worked in Hobbs, will be held at 1 p.m. today (CST) at Pipkin funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Bob Porterfield of West Kentucky Street Baptist Church will officiate. Graveside services and burial will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Sulphur Springs.

Mr. Lanier, 88, died Monday, Nov. 20, at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Sulphur Springs. He married Jerry Tindal in 1945. She preceded him in death.

He moved to Midland in 1937. He served in the European Theater during World War II. He returned to Midland in 1944 and resumed his profession in the oil business.

Mr. Lanier owned and operated Basin Well Service until his retirement in the late 1970s.

Survivors include a daughter, Rose Mills of Midland; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A son, Jack Landon Lanier; three brothers, Jimmy Lanier, Wayne Lanier and Billy Lanier; and his parents, W.P. and Mattie Lanier, also preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seelin Home Health Care, 4500 W. Illinois St., Midland, Texas, 79703.

Willie T. Parr

Services for Willie Travis Parr of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) at Church of Christ in St. Joe, Texas.

Loyd Morris will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Park Cemetery in St. Joe, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mr. Parr, 87, died Sunday, Nov. 19, at Hobbs Good Samaritan Village. He was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Dye Mound, Texas. He married Velma Grace Allison. She preceded him in death.

He was a member of the St. Joe Riding Club and St. Joe Church of Christ.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry Parr of Hobbs, Carl Parr of Granbury, Texas, and David Parr of Azle, Texas; a sister, Grace Baker of Gault, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

His parents, Willie and Zele Parr; and three sisters also preceded him in death.

12/15

Rita Calhoun
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Graveside services for former Hobbs resident Maurita Faye Calhoun of Fayetteville were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Scott Cemetery near Prairie Grove.
Burial followed under the direction of Moore's Chapel.
Mrs. Calhoun, 67, died on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at her home. She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Cushing, Okla. 
She was a homemaker and a Protestant.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Calhoun, of the home; one son, Kevin Roy Calhoun of Fayetteville; and one sister, Mildred Memeo of Redding, Calif.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Stowers and Kenneth Stowers.

Dorthy Sullivan
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for former Hobbs resident Dorthy Sullivan of Memphis, Tenn.
Mrs. Sullivan, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 14, in Memphis. She was born on Nov. 11, 1922.

J.C. Mann
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for J.C. Mann of Hobbs.
Mr. Mann, 71, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, in Big Spring. He was born on March 27, 1929, in Durant, Okla.
Immediate survivors include his wife, Joann Mann of the home; two sons, Mike Mann of Hobbs and John Mann of Dallas; one daughter, Lisa Seed of Hobbs; and his mother, Jewel Taylor of Hobbs.

12/14

Alma L. Rayburn
Services for Alma Lois Rayburn of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.
Darrel Bethany will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rayburn, 70, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1930, in Electra, Texas.
She married Louis Rayburn on Dec. 25, 1946, in Electra. 
She drove a school bus in Eunice for many years. She worked for Good Eats Bakery and Furr's Bakery.
She was a Hobbs resident for the past 35 years.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters, Patsy Jordan and Dana Rayburn, both of Hobbs; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E.W. and Lavera Hindman; and one brother.

12/13

Irene Galyean
Services for Irene Galyean of Hobbs will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.
Virgil Webb will officiate.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 15, at Benton County Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bentonville, Ark.
The family will greet friends today from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Galyean, 76, died on Monday, Dec. 11, in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 17, 1923, in Bentonville.
She married Luther Galyean on April 12, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1994.
She lived in Hobbs since June 1970. She was a bookkeeper for Latimer Auto Sales.
She was a member of Jefferson Street Church of Christ for 35 years.
Survivors include two sons, Curran Galyean of Tulsa, Okla., and Michael Galyean of Lubbock; one daughter, Karen Hedgecorth of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one brother, James Looney of Tulsa; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Christian Children's Home, West Star St., Box 48, Portales, N.M., 88130.

12/12

Fred J. Allen
LOVINGTON - Services for Fred James Allen of Lovington will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Jackson Avenue Baptist Church.
The Rev. Mike McGuire and the Rev. Stan Blevins will officiate.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. Allen, 75, died on Sunday, Dec. 10, at his home. He was born on Nov. 6, 1925, in Corsicana, Texas.
He married Bobbye Elaine Wright on Jan. 19, 1947, in Hobbs.
He was a former Boy Scout leader, a member of the American Legion and a member of the Jackson Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, David Allen of Hobbs; one daughter, Sandra Boatright of Lubbock; one brother, Herbie Allen Jr. of Hobbs; one sister, Helen Rugg of Sterling, Mass.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Danny Presley
MIDLAND - Services for Danny Presley of Denver City, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Kelview Heights Baptist Church.
The Rev. Jerry Berry will officiate.
Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.
Mr. Presley, 44, died on Sunday, Dec. 10, at his home. He was born on July 23, 1956, in Odessa.
He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for 16 years and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He retired from Amerada Hess as a lease operator in Monument. 
Survivors include his wife, Deborah, of the home; three sons, Jamie Presley of Lubbock, Danny "Bud" Lee Presley Jr. of Midland and Shane Presley of Denver City; one daughter, Danna Presley of Denver City; one brother, Calvin Presley of Midland; and his mother, Louise Hollums of Midland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Buffalo Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1101 W. Texas, Midland, Texas, 79701.

A.R. Hardin
OLNEY, Texas - Services for former Monument resident A. R. Hardin of Olney will be held at 11 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Lunn Funeral Home.
Scotte Clark will officiate.
Burial will be in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
The family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Hardin, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 10, in Lubbock. He was born March 21, 1926, in Archer County.
He married Annie Laurie Allen on April 8, 1950, in Denver City.
He retired after 21 years as a chemical operator for Climax Chemical Company in Monument. He moved to Olney in 1993 from Monument.
He was a member of the Hamilton Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Ronald Hardin of Amherst; one daughter, Judy Rowan of Knox City; one sister, Arcola Lester of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ace and Eula Hardin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Olney Senior Cub Center, 302 S. Ave. B, Olney, Texas, 76374.

12/10

Mary E. Luker

Services for Mary Elinor Luker of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Calvary Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Elio Barrios will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday

Mrs. Luker, 58, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born June 7, 1942, in Okmulgee, Okla. She married Joe B. Luker on Dec. 27, 1962, in Hobbs.

She moved to the are in 1952 from Muskogee, Okla. She worked as a teacher for Head Start Child and Family Services Inc. She was also a counselor for the blind and sold Lady Finnelle Cosmetics for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, Joe Wayne Luker of Lubbock; three daughters, Edna Halladay of Slaton, Texas, Lisa Rollins of West Lake, La., and Kim Luker of Hobbs; two brothers, Jerry Lamar of Phoenix, and William Ernest Lamar of Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Cheryl Griffin of Owasso, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.

Mary Warren

Funeral services for Mary "Beal" Warren, known as "Granny" will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel in Lovington.

The Rev. K.M. McCarthick will officiate.

Mrs. Warren, 84, died at Nor-Lea Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 9.

She was born Nov. 1, 1916, to Roy and Liddie Cartron in Oakland, Okla. She married George W. Beal Jr., December 1931.

Mrs. Warren moved to Lovington in 1948 and during her career, worked as a propane driver with her husband, owned and operated a local coffee shop in the late '50s and '60s, and owned and operated the Taco Cart.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Bellows and Leland "Babe" Woods, and by two husbands, George W. Beal, Jr. and Lee Roy Warren.

Survivors include two sons, George W. Beal III of Chula Vista, Calif. and Frank Beal of Lovington; two daughters, Anna Brehm of Lovington and Jeanetta Washburn of Carlsbad; one sister Desdie (Cito) Wilkerson of Jal; one brother Holmes G. Catron "Duke" of Truth or Consequences; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Elbert D. Shipp

LOVINGTON - Services for Elbert Damon Shipp of Lovington will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at First United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Roy Elmore will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Mr. Shipp, 82, died Friday, Dec. 8, at Nor-Lea Hospital. He was born April 21, 1918, in Abilene, Texas. He married Suzy Lewis on Oct. 26, 1940, in Roswell.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Suzanne Cunningham of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Bill Shipp of Lovington; a sister, Patsy Freeman of Carlsbad; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lula M. Meyers

GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Services for Lula M. Meyers, mother of Dara Meyers of Eunice, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

The Rev. Charles Stevens will officiate. Burial will follow in Pyramid View Cemetery in Gove County.

Mrs. Meyers, 86, died Friday, Dec. 8, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin. She was born Feb. 26, 1914, in Gove County. She married Grant Meyers on June 6, 1933, in Scott City. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1974.

She attended a country school in Gove County. She worked on her family's farm until her marriage. Following her marriage, she moved to Kearny County and later to Arkansas and Oklahoma, where she lived for seven years. In 1956, she returned to Garden City and the Deerfield area.

Mrs. Meyers was a homemaker and a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Deerfield.

Other survivors include six more sons, Grant Meyers Jr., Glenn Meyers, Leland Meyers, David Meyers and Donald Meyers, all of Deerfield, and Dale Meyers of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Anetta Meyers of Lakin, Ida Bolton of Deerfield and Martha Langley of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Ruby McGuire of Phillipsburg; 31 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren.

Her parents, Frank and Bessie (Snider) Smith; two daughters, Linda Meyers and Shirley Meyers; a brother, Frankie Smith; a sister, Violet Smith; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild also preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to High Plains Retirement Village in care of Garnand Funeral Home.

Roy N. Magee

Services for Roy N. Magee of Hobbs will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Chapel.

Sid Butler will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Monday and from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Mr. Magee, 72, died Saturday, Dec. 9. He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Kiefer, Okla. He married Billie J. Teague on June 19, 1972, in Seminole.

He had been a resident of Hobbs for the past 50 years. He retired from Gulf Oil as a maintenance supervisor.

Mr. Magee was a member of Nadine Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a stepson, Jimmy Dunlap of Odessa; and a brother, Rex Magee of Hobbs.

His parents, Charles and Ruth Magee; two brothers, Ray and Ralph Magee; a sister, Frieda Hardin; and a great-grandson, Trey Harmon, preceded him in death.

12/9

Thelma E. Turner

LOVINGTON -- Services for Thelma Elizabeth Turner of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
The Rev. K.M. McCarthick will officiate.
Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Mrs. Turner, 85, died on Friday, Dec. 8, at her home. She was born on Oct. 15, 1915, in Marysville, Texas.
She married Rupert Turner on Dec. 30, 1946 in Brownfield, Texas. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1990.
She was a bookkeeper for Leaq County Electric for 20 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, a member of the Lea County Genealogical Society, the VFW Auxiliary and of Good Samaritan, and was co-author of "Lea County Families Then and Now."
Survivors include one daughter Josie Turner of Roswell; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Marilyn Agnes Turner; one son, John Pierre Turner; three brothers, Clinton Duffey, Clay Duffey and Silas Duffey; and two sisters, Agnes Brown and Edna Lee Beasley.

Mary E. Luker 
Services for Mary Elinor Luker of Hobbs are pending with Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Luker, 58, died on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Covenant Medical Center of Lubbock. She was born June 7, 1942 in Okmulgee, Okla. 
Immediate survivors include her husband, Joe B. Luker of Hobbs; one son, Joe Wayne Luker of Lubbock; three daughters, Edna Halladay of Slaton, Texas, Lisa Rollins of West Lake, La., and Kim Luker of Hobbs; two brothers, Jerry Lamar of Phoenix and William Ernest Lamar of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister, Cheryl Griffin of Owasso, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.

William E. McKee
LOVINGTON - Services for William Everett McKee of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. CST on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Newman Cemetery in Merkel, Texas.
Burial will follow under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. McKee, 79, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Nor Lea Hospital in Lovington. He was born on March 12, 1921, in Elmore City, Okla.
He married Isodora Rials on Oct. 23, 1941, in Sweetwater, Texas. She preceded him in death in 1984.
He was a Baptist.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra McMahan of Lovington; four sisters, Rosa McKee of Fort Worth, Mildred Downey of Ratliff City, Okla., Ethyl Dillingham of Lexington, Okla., Mamie Jo Gerhart of Laureldale, Pa.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Shadden; two brothers; and one sister.

12/7

Myrle Smith

Funeral services for Myrle Smith of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, at First United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Gorton Smith will officiate.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today. The family will greet friends from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Hobbs. She was born on March 14, 1929, in Sweetwater, Texas. 
She married Vern Smith on Dec. 16, 1950, in Abilene, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1994.
She moved to Hobbs in 1964 from Portales. She worked at Lea Regional Medical Center as director of housekeeping from 1970 to 1980. 
She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include one son, Mark Smith of Lubbock; one daughter, Becky McMurray of Hobbs; one sister, Carolyn Fisher of Merkel, Texas; and three grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Lewis D. Wells; and one sister, Eva Lee Wells. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1717 W. Second Street, Suite 103, Roswell, N.M. 88201 or First United Methodist Church in Hobbs.

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Connie M. Singletary
GARLAND, Texas - Funeral services for former Lovington resident Connie M. Singletary of Garland will be held at 3:30 p.m. CST today at Williams Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. MST on Friday, Dec. 8, at Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Singletary, 96, died on Monday, Dec. 4. She was born on Feb. 6, 1904, in Brown County, Texas.
Before moving to Garland, she lived in Holliday and Nocona, Texas, and Lovington. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald Singletary and Bill Singletary; one daughter, Marialyn White; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Thomas Jefferson Singletary; one son, Dub Singletary; and 13 brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holliday Church of Christ or Lovington Church of Christ.


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