Miscellaneous Lea County, New Mexico Obituaries - 2001

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7/30

Chance L. Scheller

Graveside services for Chance L. Scheller will be held at 10 a.m. today at Prairie Haven Cemetery. The Rev. Daniel Miller will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home of Hobbs.

The infant died Sunday, July 29, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Saturday, July 28, at Lea Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his parents, Kelly and Michelle Scheller; one brother, Dakota of the home; maternal grandparents, Denise Layton of Hobbs and Larry Ruffner of Hobbs; paternal grandparents, Linda Dunn of Hobbs and Ernest Scheller of Hobbs; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Matkins of Hobbs; and paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Beasley of Antlers, Okla.

 

William A. Stevenson

Services for William A. "Steve" Stevenson of Hobbs, formerly of Odessa, are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mr. Stevenson, 88, died Monday, July 30, in Hobbs. He was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Bridgeport, Texas.

Survivors include one daughter, Laurie Tubbs of Hobbs; and one son, Steven Stevenson of Odessa.

 

J.R. "Red" Smith

No services are scheduled for J.R. "Red" Smith of Hobbs. Arrangements are under Griffin Funeral Home.

His body has been donated to science at the University of New Mexico.

Mr. Smith, 71, died Sunday, July 29, at his home. He was born April 5, 1930, in Tahlequah, Okla. He married Evelyn Merriman Smith in 1955 in Carlsbad.

Mr. Smith worked as a motorman in the oilfield.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Joseph Smith of Fayetteville, N.C., and Bill Smith of El Paso; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Derrick Smith.
 

7/28

Leo Lawson

BIG SPRING, Texas - Services for Leo Lawson of Albuquerque will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. The Rev. Claude Craven will officiate.

Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Mr. Lawson, 88, died Wednesday, July 25, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Stephenville, Texas. He married Laura Gene Hinson on May 22, 1937, in Big Spring.

Mr. Lawson grew up in Ackerly and lived in Big Spring for a short time after they married. He worked for Exxon Oil Co., retiring in 1978 after more than 32 years of service.

Mr. Lawson was a member of Hoffmantown Baptist Church. He was ordained a deacon in the First Baptist Church in Big Lake, Texas, in 1954 and has served for 47 years in different churches.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years; one daughter, Shirley Isler; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and one sister.

Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Hobbs Mission Fund; the Presbyterian Hospice of Albuquerque; or the American Cancer Society, in care of Lucy Bonner, P.O. Box 2121, Big Spring, Texas 79721-2121.

 

Inez A. Sosa

LOVINGTON - Services for Inez A. "NeNe" Sosa of Lovington will be held at 7 p.m. today at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. Arthur Sanchez will officiate.

Cremation will follow.

Military honors will be presented by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard.

Mr. Sosa, 70, died Thursday, July 26, at his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1930, to Stanley and Lena Sosa in Carlsbad. He married Leonor Doporto on Sept. 16, 1953, in Carlsbad.

Mr. Sosa had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as the driver of an amphibious tank. After he spent three years in the Army, Inez went into the National Guard, where he served as sergeant. He had been employed as a roustabout for many years and was faithful to the Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Eddy Sosa and Jerry Sosa, both of Lovington, and Inez Sosa Jr. of Dallas; seven daughters, Christina Gomez, Faye Lopez, Barbara Lopez, Lisa Ontiveros, Donna Sosa, Julie Aranda and Angie Montoya, all of Lovington; one sister, Anita Hernandez of Windsor, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

 

Eunice I. Plummer

ELK CITY, Okla. - Services for Eunice Irene Plummer of Elk City will be held at 10 a.m. today at Whinery-Savage Chapel. Michael Larson will officiate. Services are under the direction of Whinery-Savage Funeral Service.

Burial will follow at Berlin Cemetery.

Ms. Plummer, 80, died Thursday, July 26, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City. She was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Berlin, Okla., to Violet and David Richard Lay. She married Charles Plummer Jr. on Dec. 25, 1937, in Cheyenne, Okla.

Mrs. Plummer grew up in the Berlin community and attended Berlin School. She and her husband made their home in Berlin. In 1960, she moved to Elk City. She worked at the Townhouse Restaurant and Flamingo Restaurant for several years and later worked as a sales clerk before retiring.

Mrs. Plummer enjoyed traveling around the country, especially with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Joy Dorman and Carol Haley, both of Sayre, Okla., and Darlene Woods of Hobbs; one son, Monte Plummer of Anadarko, Okla.; one sister, Johnnie Stephens of Elk City; one brother, Curtis Lay of Melrose; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elisha Lay; and two grandsons.
 

 

 

 

7/27

James C. Hyland

TATUM - Graveside services for James Clinton Hyland of Tatum will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Haslam will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. Hyland, 59, died Saturday, July 21, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1941, in Tacoma, Wash., to Wayne and Louise Hyland. He married Laurie Ashford on Dec. 8, 1978, at the submarine base in San Diego.

Mr. Hyland was an E6 in the U.S. Navy and received the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, and an armed forces Expeditionary Medal Korea. He served during the Vietnam War on the U.S.S. George Washington as a sonar operator before retiring.

Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Judy Hyland of San Diego; one son, Patrick Hyland of Tatum; two sisters, Linda Hyland and Judy Grihalua, both of Los Angeles; one brother, Dick Hyland of Westminster, Colo.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

7/26

Curtis H. Cotton Jr.

Graveside services for Curtis H. Cotton Jr. of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Childress Cemetery in Childress, Texas. The Rev. Tommy Sims of Trinity Fellowship will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mr. Cotton, 74, died Wednesday, July 25, in Hobbs. He was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He married Nadine King Cotton on Dec. 10, 1944, in Childress.

Mr. Cotton was an employee of the Hobbs News-Sun for 35 years. He enjoyed the stock market and playing golf.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Gary Cotton and Mark Cotton, both of Hobbs; two daughters, Judy Merrell of Hobbs and Vicki Little of Austin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to VistaCare Family Hospice.

 

Ruth Saloga McDaniel

GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Graveside services for Ruth Saloga McDaniel will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson, Kan. The Rev. Harold Wilcox will officiate. Services are under the direction of Price & Sons Funeral Home of Garden City.

Mrs. Saloga McDaniel, 92, died Tuesday, July 24, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. She was born April 10, 1909, in Middleton, Ohio, to John James and Edna Koble Anderson. She married Emil Saloga on May 18, 1927, in Hutchinson, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1962. In 1972, she married Ross McDaniel in Alva, Okla. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Mrs. Saloga McDaniel had been a resident of Garden City since 1993. She moved there from Pratt, Kan., where she had worked as a cook for the Pratt School District.

She was a member of the Methodist faith. She was a past member of the Women's Bowling Association and the Senior Citizens Center, both of Pratt. She also belonged to the Finney County Senior Center.

Survivors include six sons, Gilbert of Hobbs, Darrell of Payson, Ariz., Eugene of Garden City, Marvin of Roosevelt, Utah, LeLand of Odessa and Lawrence of Pratt; 26 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; four sisters; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be sent to the Center for Basic Cancer Research in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main, Garden City, Kan. 67846.

 

Mae Grant

MARSHALL, Ill. - Services for Mae Grant of Marshall will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall. The Rev. John Davis will officiate.

Mrs. Grant, 90, died Monday, July 23, at the Burnsides Nursing Home in Marshall. She was born Sept. 5, 1910, in Marshall to Harry Christopher Lichtenberger and Lucinda Landreth Lichtenberger. She married Roger Reid Grant on Oct. 23, 1943, in Oxford, Ohio.

She worked for the Marathon/Ohio Oil Company and Western Union, and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy WAVES in 1943. She and her husband were both stationed in Florida, he in Tampa with the Army Air Corps and she in Jacksonville.

After the war, the Grants moved to Marshall, then Bucyrus and Columbus, Ohio, and Hobbs. In 1977, she moved to Bremerton, Wash., and returned to Marshall in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Sally Carpenter of Marshall and Judy Forsman of Conroe, Texas; one sister, Helen L. Broussard; five grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

Mrs. Grant was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two sisters, Selma L. George and Joy L. Miller.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Marshall Public Library for books or First United Methodist Church.

7/25

Jean K. Berryman

Services for Jean K. Berryman of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. today at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. Richard Rubinstein will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.

Mrs. Berryman, 80, died Saturday, July 21, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Stonewall County, Texas. She married George A. Berryman in June 1967 in Seminole. He preceded her in death in November 1982.

Mrs. Berryman was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Lodge No. 2084.

She worked at the shipyards in Tacoma, Wash., during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Dwayne Mings of Deming and Michael Mings of Hobbs; five daughters, Carol Lester and Linda Ragland, both of Eunice, Elaine Mings of Dolores, Colo., Sharon Rubinstein of Galt, Calif., and Anita Norris of Midland; three stepsons, Russell Berryman, David Berryman and George Berryman Jr., all of Hobbs; three brothers, W.A. Kluting of Dallas, Ore., Lester Kluting of Las Cruces and Terrell Kluting of Tularosa; one sister, Becky Phillips of Holdenville, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Mattie Kluting; her first husband, Monroe Mings; three brothers, Kenneth Kluting, Durward Kluting and R.D. Kluting; and two sisters, Iona Rose Kluting and Lou Ann Kluting.

7/24

Jean K. Berryman

Services for Jean K. Berryman of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Richard Rubinstein will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Berryman, 80, was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Stonewall County, Texas. She married George A. Berryman in June 1967 in Seminole. He preceded her in death in November 1982.

Mrs. Berryman was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Lodge No. 2084. She worked at the shipyards in Tacoma, Wash., during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Dwayne Mings of Deming and Michael Mings of Hobbs; five daughters, Carol Lester and Linda Ragland, both of Eunice, Elaine Mings of Delores, Colo., Sharon Rubenstein of Galt, Calif., and Anita Norris of Midland; three stepstons, Russell Berryman, David Berryman and George Berryman Jr., all of Hobbs; three brothers, W.A. Kluting of the Dalles, Ore., Lester Kluting of Las Cruces, and Terrell Kluting of Tularosa; one sister, Becky Phillips of Holdenville, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Mattie Kluting; her first husband, Monroe Mings; three brothers, Kenneth Kluting, Durward Kluting and R.D. Kluting; and two sisters, Iona Rose Kluting and Lou Ann Kluting.

 

Robert Uyeno

Services for Robert Uyeno of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thurman "Slick" Duncan officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Mr. Uyeno, 83, died Friday, July 20, at Nor-Lea General Hospital. He was born Jan. 7, 1918, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Isajiro and Yai Uyeno. He married Mary Shizuko FuruKami on Feb. 1, 1948, in Denver. He was a member of COOTIE and co-owned and operated Uyeno Brothers Farms for many years.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Gary Uyeno of Long Beach, Calif.; and a daughter, Sharon Uyeno of Phoenix.

Jerry Hann

LUBBOCK - Services for Jerry Hann of Lubbock will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Franklin Bartley Chapel with the Rev. E.R. Holder officiating. Burial will follow in the Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Franklin Bartley Funeral Home.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hann, 61, died Sunday, July 22, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Olney, Texas. He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1958.

Mr. Hann was a resident of Hobbs from 1953 until he moved to Lubbock this year. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. He retired from the Hobbs Fire Department after 30 years of service. He was a member of several Hobbs organizations and Belvue Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Mark E. Hann of Lubbock; a daughter, Vicki Myers of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three sisters, Malva Holder of Lamesa, Texas, Marie Wainscott of Weatherford, Texas, and Veta Brady of Sundown, Texas; a brother, Harley Hann of Seal Beach, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

 

Jean K. Berryman

Services for Jean K. Berryman of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Richard Rubinstein will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Berryman, 80, was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Stonewall County, Texas. She married George A. Berryman in June 1967 in Seminole. He preceded her in death in November 1982.

Mrs. Berryman was a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Lodge No. 2084. She worked at the shipyards in Tacoma, Wash., during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Dwayne Mings of Deming and Michael Mings of Hobbs; five daughters, Carol Lester and Linda Ragland, both of Eunice, Elaine Mings of Delores, Colo., Sharon Rubenstein of Galt, Calif., and Anita Norris of Midland; three stepstons, Russell Berryman, David Berryman and George Berryman Jr., all of Hobbs; three brothers, W.A. Kluting of the Dalles, Ore., Lester Kluting of Las Cruces, and Terrell Kluting of Tularosa; one sister, Becky Phillips of Holdenville, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Mattie Kluting; her first husband, Monroe Mings; three brothers, Kenneth Kluting, Durward Kluting and R.D. Kluting; and two sisters, Iona Rose Kluting and Lou Ann Kluting.

Robert D. Long

WASILLA, Alaska - A private service for Robert "Bubba" Don Long was held Tuesday, July 3, at his home in Wasilla.

Mr. Long, 58, died July 1 in Wasilla. He was born Jan. 20, 1943, in Hartshorne, Okla.

He lived in Hobbs from the 1970s until 1994. He was employed at Globe Construction before retiring in 1991 due to illness.

Mr. Long served in the Army National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lorene Long, and three brothers, Jimmy, Richard and Billy Long.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ruth of Wasilla; a son, Dayton Long of Wasilla; a daughter, Sandy Nickson, of Wasilla; a brother, Gary Long of Lovington; three sisters, Debra Smith of Lovington, and Marilyn Colborn and Nedria Langford of Hobbs; and two grandsons.

7/22

Lois M. Feagin

Services for Lois M. "Granny" Feagin of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Immanuel Baptist Church. The Rev. Jack Lott will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.

She will lie in state from 1-8 p.m. today and from 8-11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ms. Feagin, 93, died Wednesday, July 18, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 15, 1908, in Blueridge, Texas.

Ms. Feagin moved to Hobbs in 1949. She worked at Furr's Supermarket for five years and at White's Auto Store for more than 25 years. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Jerry L. Prather of Hobbs; one son, Joshua Koprovich of Hobbs; six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Vickie Sue Proctor, in 1996; five great-grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.

 

Robert M. Uyeno

LOVINGTON - Services for Robert M. Uyeno of Lovington are pending with Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. Uyeno, 83, died Friday, July 20, at Nor-Lea General Hospital.

7/22

Juanita Fontenot

Services for Juanita Louviere Fontenot of Hobbs, formerly of Lake Charles, La., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Hixson Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Charles. Marcus Johnson will officiate. Local arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of Hope.

Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Lake Charles.

Mrs. Fontenot, 77, died Wednesday, July 18, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. She was born April 24, 1924, in Thornwell, La.

Mrs. Fontenot had lived in Lake Charles since 1946, moving to Hobbs six months ago. She attended Salutatorian High School in Bell City, La., graduating in 1941. She attended nursing school at McNeese Junior College.

During World War II, she worked in logistics capacity in the Army Air Corps. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Lake Charles.

She is survived by one son, Stephen Devine of Lufkin, Texas; two daughters, Connie Dare of Hobbs and Eileen Wilbanks of Spring, Texas; one brother, Ernest P. Louviere of Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Louise Spalding of Moss Bluff, La., and Eula Mae Lampardy of Youngstown, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Elizabeth Steadham

Services for Elizabeth Steadham of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Helena Catholic Church. The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate. Services are under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Steadham, 75, died Thursday, July 19, at her home. She was born March 7, 1926, in Bristol, R.I. She married Bill Steadham on Nov. 26, 1953, in Bristol.

Mrs. Steadham was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church. She moved to Hobbs from Jal 16 years ago. She was also a member of the Eagles Lodge.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one son, Allen Steadham of Odessa; six brothers; six sisters; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Dale Steadham, in 1975; and two brothers, Frank Cordeiro and Tony Cordeiro.

 

 

7/20

Thomas McBeth

Graveside services for Thomas McBeth of Lovington will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at the Lovington Cemetery. The VFW Honor Guard and American Legion will perform graveside rites.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. McBeth died Wednesday, July 18, at his home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1946, in Texas to T.L. and Myrty McBeth. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Mr. McBeth was a parts manager in the oilfield.

Survivors include two daughters, Christy Stroop of Vian, Okla., and Shelly Mahan of Lovington; a stepson, John Garin of Dallas; a sister, Renae McBeth of Crestview, Fla.; two brothers, Donnie McBeth of Lovington and Billy McBeth of Hobbs; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jimmy McBeth.

 

Cindy Lou Little

A memorial service for Cindy Lou Little of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Carol Tuck, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

A reception will be held following the service at the Hobbs Masonic Lodge No. 63, 2400 N. Jefferson.

Ms. Little, 46, was born May 29, 1955, in Hobbs. She died Tuesday, July 17, in Lubbock.

She lived in Hobbs until 1961, before moving to attend Santa Ana Junior College in Santa Ana, Calif. She also attended Chapman College.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star in Orange, Calif.

Ms. Little moved back to Hobbs in 2000, where she was manager of Scrapaholics.

Ms. Little is survived by her father, Dan Little of Hobbs; her stepmother, Norma Little of Hobbs; a sister, Sharon Mitchell of Houston; a brother, Daniel Little II of Wylie, Texas; four nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Little.

Memorial contributions may be made to VistaCare Family Hospice, 1515 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.

 

 

Elizabeth Steadham

Funeral services for Elizabeth Steadham, 75, of Hobbs are pending at Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Steadham died Thursday, July 19, at her home.

She was born on March 7, 1926, in Bristol, R.I.

Immediate survivors include her husband, Bill Steadham of the home and one son, Allen Steadham of Odessa.

 

 

Mildred Victorine Cole

LOVINGTON - Services for Mildred Victorine Cole of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with Leon Green and the Rev. K.M. McCarthick officiating. Graveside services will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Artesia at 4:30 p.m.

She died Wednesday, July 18, at her home. Arrangements are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cole moved to Lovington in 1935. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include Weezie Putman of Lovington; Iris Harris of Yukon, Okla.; Don Putman Jr.; Viki Vela; Clint Putman; Tori Vela; Matt Vela; Crystal Putman; Don Putman III; and Kara Putman.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Clinton Cole; her daughter, Nettie Jean Cole; her parents; three brothers; one sister; and Noel Deal Harris.

 

Albert C. Sanchez Jr.

LOVINGTON - Services for Albert Cortez Sanchez Jr. will be held at 7 p.m. today at Smith-Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.

A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the church.

Mr. Sanchez, 17, died Tuesday, July 17, at his home. He was born June 29, 1984, in Hobbs.

Mr. Sanchez was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. He worked with his dad.

He is survived by his parents, Corina and Albert Cortez Sanchez Sr. of Lovington; one brother, Nathan Sanchez; and one sister, Jennie Sanchez, both of Lovington; his grandparents, Leon and Guadalupe Sanchez of Lovington and Edward and Adelfa Doporto of Lovington; two great-grandmothers, Esparanza Doporto and Esparanza Basques, both of Lovington; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

7/19

Juanita Fontenot

Services for Juanita Fontenot of Hobbs are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fontenot, 77, died Wednesday, July 18, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. She was born April 24, 1924, in Thorwell, La.

She is survived by one daughter, Connie Dare of Hobbs.

 

Lois M. Feagin

Services for Lois M. Feagin of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Feagin, 93, died Wednesday, July 18, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 15, 1908, in Blue Ridge, Texas.

She is survived by one daughter, Jerry Prather, of Hobbs.

 

Albert C. Sanchez Jr.

LOVINGTON - Services for Albert Cortez Sanchez Jr. will be held at 7 p.m. today at Smith-Rogers Funeral Home Chapel.

A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the church.

Mr. Sanchez, 17, died Tuesday, July 17, at his home. He was born June 29, 1984, in Hobbs.

Mr. Sanchez was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. He worked with his dad.

He is survived by his parents, Corina and Albert Cortez Sanchez Sr. of Lovington; one brother, Nathan Sanchez; and one sister, Jennie Sanchez, both of Lovington; his grandparents, Leon and Guadalupe Sanchez of Lovington and Edward and Adelfa Doporto of Lovington; two great-grandmothers, Esparanza Doporto and Esparanza Basques, both of Lovington; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.
 

 

Richard Power

LOVINGTON - Graveside services for Richard "Sonny" Power of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, at Lovington Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Mr. Power, 78, died Sunday, July 15, at his home. He was born June 23, 1923, in Lovington. He married Mildred Richards on Sept. 6, 1942, in Lovington.

Mr. Power was of the Methodist faith and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by two daughters, Robin Byrd of Lovington and Michelle Perez of Kermit; one sister, Jean Benson of Bellevue, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Tony Richards Power; one sister, Mary Sue Shortes; and one grandson.

 

Thomas McBeth

LOVINGTON - Services for Thomas McBeth of Lovington are pending with Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. McBeth, 55, died Wednesday, July 18, at his home.

 
 
 

Vivian S. Gillian

Services for Vivian S. Gillian of Eunice will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20, at First Baptist Church in Eunice. The Rev. Kevin Warner will officiate. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Brunson Memorial Cemetery in Eunice.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 8-10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gillian, 85, died Monday, July 16, at Good Samaritan Village of Hobbs. She was born Sept. 22, 1915, in Long Grove, Okla. She married Walter Gillian on Nov. 5, 1934, in Oklahoma City. He preceded her in death in 1983.

Mrs. Gillian moved to Eunice with her husband and daughter in 1936 from the Texas Panhandle. She wrote an article for the book "Pioneers of Lea County" about the Gillian family. She was a member of First Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Jo Springer of Eunice and Merry Conger of Irving, Texas; five grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her father, Miller Snelson; her mother, Romia Ashley; two sisters; and one son, Jerry Gillian.

7/18

Vivian S. Gillian

EUNICE - Services for Vivian S. Gillian of Eunice are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gillian, 85, died Monday, July 16, at Good Samaritan Village. She was born Sept. 22, 1915, in Oklahoma.

She is survived by two daughters, Jo Springer of Eunice and Merry Conger of Irving, Texas.

 

Cindy L. Little

Services for Cindy Lou Little of Hobbs are pending with Bethany Funeral Home.

Ms. Little, 46, was the manager of Scrapaholics in Hobbs.

She is survived by her father, Dan Little, and stepmother, Norma Little, both of Hobbs.

 

Danny A. Hopper

EUNICE - Services for Danny A. Hopper of Midland will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Calvary Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Kenny Reed of the Assembly of God will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hopper, 50, died Saturday, July 14, in Midland. He was born Sept. 21, 1950, in McCamey, Texas.

Mr. Hopper moved from Eunice to Midland two years ago. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Durward Hopper of Eunice; one brother, Derril Hopper of The Woodlands, Texas; three sisters, Coleen Bruce of Fort Worth, Betty Byrum of Midland and Coreen Nye of Clayton; two aunts; and numerous uncles, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Earlene Hopper, in 1970.
 
 
 

 

7/17

Lucy Aden

KERMIT, Texas - Services for Lucy Aden of Mayhill, N.M., will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Church of Christ in Jal. Blackie Ellison will officiate. Services are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel Inc. of Kermit.

Burial will follow at Jal Cooper Cemetery.

Mrs. Aden, 83, died Saturday, July 14, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo. She was born Nov. 20, 1917, in New Iberia, La. She married Doug Aden on July 3, 1939, in Houston. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1977.

Mrs. Aden was a resident of Mayhill for 12 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sons, Jim Aden of Midland and Doug Aden of Mayhill; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

G.D. Johnny Rich

LOVINGTON - Services for G.D. Johnny Rich of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. today at Our Savior Lutheran Church. The Rev. Michael Erickson will officiate.

Mr. Rich, 83, died Saturday, July 14, at his home. He was born April 7, 1918, in Cooper, Texas, to George W. and Donnie Patterson Rich. He married Tonetta Beaumont on July 1, 1947.

Mr. Rich served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Calvary during World War II. He was a resident of Lovington for the last 42 years. He had retired from the Cabot Corp. after 41 years. He was on the lay committee for the Lovington Public Schools.

Mr. Rich was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lovington. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and also served on its counsel.

He is survived by three sons, George Rich of Albuquerque, Mark Rich of Allamuchy, N.J., and Chris Rich of Aurora, Colo.; one daughter, Cyndy McBeth of Lovington; three sisters, Sue Cooke of Palestine, Texas, Marie Olivelo of Woodward, Okla., and Neva Dyer of Pampa, Texas; two brothers, Dale and Vernon Rich, both of Pampa; and nine grandchildren.

Mr. Rich was preceded in death by his wife and son, James Rich.

 

Richard Power

LOVINGTON - Services for Richard "Sonny" Power of Lovington are pending with Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Mr. Power, 78, died Sunday, July 15, at his home.

 

Willie Patton

Services for Willie "Raymond" Patton of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Gale Trow will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Gaines County Memorial Cemetery in Seminole. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Hobbs Masonic Lodge No. 63.

Mr. Patton, 83, died Monday, July 16, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Seminole. He married Bernell Hodge on April 22, 1988.

Mr. Patton had been a resident of Seminole for 68 years. He owned and operated Seminole Radiator for 20 years and was a member and deacon of South Seminole Baptist Church. He was also a past city councilman for Seminole and a member of the Seminole Noon Lions Club.

Mr. Patton moved to Hobbs in 1988. He later joined First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and member of the Encounter Sunday school class. He was a member of Hobbs Masonic Lodge No. 63; the Lea County Shrine Club; Order of the Eastern Star, Bethany Chapter No. 56; and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Jerry Patton of Seminole and Tommy Patton of Plano; one brother, Yates Patton of Carlsbad; one sister, Frances Romine of Clayton; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Patton married Cleo Hamilton in 1938. She preceded him in death in 1983.

Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 301 E. Snyder, Hobbs, N.M. 88240; or The Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 8410, Albuquerque, N.M. 87198.

 

Mary A. McCann

CORSICANA, Texas - Services for Mary Ann McCann of Corsicana are pending.

Mrs. McCann died Monday, July 16, at her home.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Howard; two sisters, Lynn Wetzel of Kenai, Alaska, and Barbara Hayes of Eunice; two grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe McCann; her parents, Margaret and Dick Walker; and two brothers, James and Jack.

 

Ida W. Merrill Hollis

Services for Ida Winnell Merrill Hollis of Portales will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at New Hope Baptist Church in Hobbs.

Mrs. Merrill Hollis, 71, died Friday, July 13. She was born Feb. 12, 1930, to Clyde and Willie Golf Merrill. She married Ed Hollis in 1947.

The Hollis family eventually settled in Hobbs, where they lived until 1985, retiring in Portales.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

She is survived by three sons, Carey and Van of Houston and Lee of Portales; two daughters, Ova Fagan of Hobbs and Gail Sikes of Portales; six grandchildren; and numerous friends.

 

 

Debbie LeFevre

Funeral services for Debbie LeFevre are scheduled for 9 a.m. (CDT) today at Living Way Church with Pastor Mark Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery in Hobbs at 11:30 a.m. (MDT). Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Mrs. LeFevre died Saturday at her Midland residence.

She was born Feb. 6, 1955, in Holden, W. V., to Virgil Bruce Boggs and Garnet Lorraine Parsons Boggs. She was an active member of Living Way Church in Midland.

She was a prophetess and Bible teacher; ministering in many capacities in the last 25 years in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and California. She served as director of St. Paul United Methodist Church Mother's Day Out in the late 1980s. She was a frequent speaker at Ladies' Bible Studies, Small Groups, and Women's Conferences.

Her ministry focused on the equipping of the Saints, the restoration of joy, and inner healing. Her trademark characteristics were a contagious laughter, positive outlook on life, and an undying love for her Lord Jesus Christ, the family reports.

Survivors include her husband, David Edward LeFevre of Midland; her son, the Rev. Joshua David LeFevre of Hamilton, Ohio; her father, Virgil Bruce Boggs of Hobbs; four brothers, Robert L. Boggs of Hobbs, Ronnie Boggs of Ooltewah, Tenn., Danny R. Boggs of Monahans, Texas, and the Rev. James D. Boggs of Red Oak, Texas; two sisters, Sarah Glenn of Gahanna, Ohio and Connie Dew of Hobbs, New Mexico; and a great number of nephews and nieces.

The family requests memorials be directed to Living Way Church 415 Alta Avenue, Midland, Texas, 79705.

 

Danny A. Hopper

Services for Danny A. Hopper of Midland are pending with Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice.

Mr. Hopper, 50, died Saturday, July 14, in Midland. He was born Sept. 21, 1950, in McCamey, Texas.

He is survived by his father, Durward Jiggs Hopper of Eunice; three sisters, Coleen Bruce of Fort Worth, Betty Byrum of Midland and Coreen Nye of Clayton; and one brother, Derril Hopper of The Woodlands, Texas.

 

Alfred A. Fagan

Services for Alfred A. Fagan of Hobbs will be held at 11 a.m. today at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Chapel. The Rev. Benny Greenlee will officiate. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mr. Fagan, 67, died Friday, July 13, in Lubbock. He was born March 25, 1934, in Oklahoma. He married Rhonda Fagan.

He is survived by his wife of the home; four brothers, Elvin D. Fagan of Albuquerque, Jerry W. Fagan and Neil V. Fagan, both of Hobbs, and Larry J. Fagan of Texas; and numerous stepchildren and grandchildren.

Mr. Fagan was preceded in death by his parents, Thad J. and Maudie V. Fagan; one sister, Nita Cox; one son, Rodney Fagan; and one nephew.

 

7/15

Alona J. Armijo

Services for Alona Jade Armijo of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at St. Helena Catholic Church. The Rev. Jose A. Reyes will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Cremation will follow.

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The 3-month-old infant died Tuesday, July 10, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born April 4 in Hobbs to Robert Armijo and Amber Rose McGee.

She is survived by her parents; her maternal grandparents, Mario and Anita McGee; and her paternal grandparents, Robert Sr. and Nannette Armijo of Las Cruces.

 

Robert L. Binkley

LOVINGTON - Services for Robert Leon "Doc" Binkley of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Smith-Rogers Funeral Home. Virgil Scott will officiate.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.

Mr. Binkley, 87, died Friday, July 13, in Lovington. He was born Oct. 28, 1913, in Hollis, Okla. He married Anemone Love on June 11, 1938, in Roswell.

Mr. Binkley was a member of the Church of Christ from the age of 13. He was a production employee of Skelly-Getty-Texaco for 20 years. He then lived in seven different states while he worked for Petty Geophysical Co. for 20 years. He then worked for Southwest Inc. Oil Co. until age 80.

Mr. Binkley is survived by his wife of Lovington; two sons, Michael Binkley of Wichita, Kan., and James Richard Binkley of Danberry, Texas; one daughter, Carol Collier of Lubbock; three brothers, Wayne Binkley of Irving, Texas, Howard M. Binkley of Millersville, Md., and Don Binkley of Borger, Texas; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Lillie M. Edwards

ROSWELL - Graveside services for Lillie Mae Edwards of Gerber, Calif., formerly of Tatum, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at South Park Cemetery in Roswell. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory of Roswell.

Mrs. Edwards, 83, died Wednesday, July 11, in Red Bluff, Calif. She was born May 10, 1918, in Oklahoma.

Mrs. Edwards had lived in the Gerber area for the last 45 years. She was a housewife and a collector of blue glass.

She is survived by three brothers, Howard, Kenneth and Charles McPhail, all of Red Bluff; four sisters, Thursey Boles of Kiowa, Okla., Velma Farmer and Bessie Walden, both of Gerber, and Nellie Snelson of Chico, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Edwards; one daughter, Mary Solado; and two brothers, Roy and George McPhail.

 

Alfred Fagan

Services for Alfred Fagan of Hobbs are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mr. Fagan, 67, died Friday, July 13, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 25, 1934.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Fagan, of the home.

 

Madeline Linton

Services for Madeline Linton of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at St. Helena Catholic Church. The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate. Services are under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.

Burial will occur at Live Oak Memorial Park in Crestview, Fla.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. Monday, July 16, at the funeral home.

A prayer vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Linton, 77, died Thursday, July 12, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Ecles, W.Va.

Mrs. Linton worked as a licensed practical nurse for Hillcrest Nursing Home for 20 years. She moved to Hobbs from Clovis in 1995. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Linton of Defuniak Springs, Fla., and Jack Linton of Crestview; two daughters, Vickie Mazerat of Crestview and Sherry Linton of Hobbs; one brother, Cecil Eskins of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister, Georgia Allread of Vonore, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Linton was preceded in death by her husband, John Linton; three sons, Guy, David and Cecil Linton; three sisters, Madge Brown and Kathleen and Thelma Eskins; and four brothers, Christopher, Carl, Bill and Clifford Eskins.

 

Ashok Patel

Services for Ashok Patel of Hobbs are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mr. Patel, 43, died Saturday, July 14, in Hobbs. He was born Oct. 15, 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Dharmista Patel, of the home.

 

Christopher R. Teague

ALBUQUERQUE - Services for Christopher Ross Teague of Albuquerque will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Richard Smith will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

He will lie in state from 1-8 p.m. today and from 8-10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Teague, 28, died Wednesday, July 11, in Albuquerque. He was born Nov. 8, 1972, in Bossier City, La.

Mr. Teague attended school in Hobbs and the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He lived and worked in Albuquerque as a salesman for Valley Welders and Supply.

He is survived by his mother, Judy Teague of Mesilla Park; his father, Robert Teague Jr. of Hobbs; and one sister, Kelly Gray of Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Teague Sr.; and one uncle.

7/14

Anne M. Patterson

Services for Anne Marie Patterson of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene.

Ms. Patterson, 71, died Wednesday, July 11, in Hobbs. She was born June 24, 1930, in Paterson, N.J.

She was a retired nurse and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Francine Perry; one son, Cliff Patterson; four grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Ms. Patterson was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you take a nurse to lunch.

 

Christopher R. Teague

Services for Christopher Ross Teague of Albuquerque are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mr. Teague, 28, died Wednesday, July 11, in Albuquerque. He was born Nov. 8, 1972, in Bossier City, La.

He is survived by his mother, Judy Teague of Messilla Park; his father, Robert Teague Jr. of Hobbs; and one sister, Kelly Gray of Arkansas.

Madeline Linton

Services for Madeline Linton of Hobbs are pending with Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Linton, 77, died Thursday, July 12, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Ecles, W.Va.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Linton of Defuniak Springs, Fla., and Jack Linton of Crestview, Fla.; two daughters, Vickie Mazerat of Crestview and Sherry Linton of Hobbs; one brother, Cecil Eskins of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister, Georgia Allread of Vonore, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
 

7/13

Guadalupe Escobar Jr.

LOVINGTON - Graveside services for Guadalupe "Joker" Escobar Jr. of Lovington will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Lovington Cemetery. The Rev. Bill McCann will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Escobar, 24, died Tuesday, July 10, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 12, 1976, in Del Rio, Texas, to Guadalupe and Olga Escobar. He married Melissa D'Lyn Green on April 8, 1997, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

He was working as a roofer at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Jasmine Escobar; and one stepdaughter, Courtni Asebedo, all of the home; one daughter, Angel Escobar of Hobbs; one son, Anthony Quilimaco of Midland; his mother and stepfather, Albert "Globo" Campos, both of Denver; four brothers, Andrew Torrez, Randy Campos, Albert Campos Jr. and Paz Campos, all of Denver; five sisters, Regina Torrez, Sonia Campos, Nora Roman, Lena Montez and Candy Campos, all of Denver; his maternal grandfather, Albino Sainz of Lovington; and 37 nieces and nephews.

Mr. Escobar was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gracie Sainz.

 

Helen Krause Perkins

Services for Helen Krause Perkins of Hobbs will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Carol Tuck, Jack Lott and Chuck Farina will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

She will lie in state from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today and from 8-8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Mrs. Krause Perkins, 70, died Monday, July 9, in Hobbs. She was born March 18, 1931, in Hobbs. She married L.C. Perkins Jr. on Aug. 4, 1954, in Hobbs.

Mrs. Krause Perkins graduated from Hobbs High School. She was the postmistress of the Monument Post Office. She enjoyed traveling, having visited all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. She was a member of the National Association of Postmasters of the U.S.

She is survived by her husband of the home; one sister, Freida Maye Crawford of Las Vegas, Nev.; one uncle; two cousins; and several nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rubye Mae Garner Krause; her maternal grandparents; and two uncles.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or First United Methodist Church in Hobbs.

Anne M. Patterson

Services for Anne Marie Patterson of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at First Church of the Nazarene.

Ms. Patterson, 71, died Wednesday, July 11, in Hobbs. She was born June 24, 1930, in Paterson, N.J.

She was a retired nurse and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Francine Perry; one son, Cliff Patterson; four grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Ms. Patterson was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Roberta Bradberry Wright

Graveside services for Roberta Bradberry Wright of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. today at Eunice Cemetery. The Rev. Keeney Dickenson will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bradberry Wright, 93, died Tuesday, July 10, at Country Cottage in Hobbs. She was born Dec. 6, 1907, in Spur, Texas. She married Glen Wright.

Mrs. Bradberry Wright has lived in the Hobbs area since 1933. She taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Eunice. She also worked in the school cafeteria in Eunice for more than 25 years.

She is survived by one niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984; and one brother, Clifford Bradberry.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

 7/12

Estevan C. Florez

Services for Estevan C. Florez of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, at St. Helena Catholic Church. The Rev. Jose A. Reyes will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. Helena Catholic Church.

Mr. Florez, 48, died Tuesday, July 10, in Palestine, Texas. He was born Jan. 19, 1953, to Manuel and Lucy Florez of Hobbs.

He was a lifelong resident of Hobbs.

Mr. Florez is survived by four sons, Stevie Florez of Amarillo, Juan Luis Florez of El Paso and David Florez and Billy Florez, both of Hobbs; three daughters, Amanda Florez, Alma Rosa Florez and Lucy Florez, all of Hobbs; his mother, Lucy C. Lopez of Hobbs; seven brothers, Johnny Florez, Santos Florez, Valente Lopez Jr., Mario Lopez, Robert Lopez and Adam Lopez, all of Hobbs, and Daniel Lopez of Artesia; six sisters, Mary Vasquez, Adela Hernandez, Corina Martinez and Olivia Garcia, all of Hobbs, Aurelia Lopez of Naples, Fla., and Thomasa Aguilar of Roscoe, Texas; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Valente Lopez Sr.; two sons, Leonard Florez and Quatemo Florez; and one daughter, Delores Florez.

Roberta Wright

Services for Roberta Wright of Hobbs, formerly of Eunice, are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wright, 93, died Tuesday, July 10, at Country Cottage in Hobbs. She was born Dec. 6, 1907.

 

 

7/10

Misty M. Blakley-Evans

Services for Misty Michelle Blakley-Evans of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Castle Avenue Baptist Church. The Rev. Leon Green will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blakley-Evans, 21, died Friday, July 6, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born May 9, 1980, in Hobbs to Larry D. and Debbie Blakley. She married Ronnie Evans on Feb. 11, 1999, in Hobbs.

Mrs. Blakley-Evans attended Hobbs High School and was on the honor roll.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Evans; one son, Ronnie Lawrence Evans Jr.; her parents; one brother, Jeffery Don Blakley; and one sister, Lacey Dawn Blakley, all of Hobbs; two half-sisters, Amy Blakley of Phoenix and Khristy Howard of Amarillo; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stoney Craine of Denver City; and paternal grandparents, Jearl and Alice Blakley of Hobbs.

She was preceded in death by one half-sister, Jennifer Howard.
 

Evelyn Thomas Maschek

 

Services for Evelyn Thomas Maschek of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. J. Gorton Smith will officiate.

Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Twin Oaks Memorial Park in Artesia.

Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Thomas Maschek, 92, died Thursday, July 5, in Hobbs. She was born Oct. 30, 1908, in Hereford, Texas. She married Ted A. Maschek, who preceded her in death.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and taught in the special education program in Hobbs for many years. After her retirement, Mrs. Thomas Maschek volunteered in the local history room at the Hobbs Public Library.

She is survived by one daughter, Martha Maschek Kriefall of Milwaukee; two brothers, Oliver Thomas of Lubbock and Hughes Thomas of Austin; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends in Hobbs, Artesia and Milwaukee.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Thomas Dixon Maschek.

Johnny Hanson

 

MIDLAND - Services for Johnny Hanson of Midland will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Golf Course Road Church of Christ. Ronnie White will officiate.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Services are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Hanson, 54, died Monday, July 9, at a Midland hospital after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 24, 1947, in Brownfield to Wayne Preston and Lera Pearl Hanson.

Mr. Hanson graduated from Brownfield High School in 1965 and attended Midland College. On Dec. 21, 1965, he married Susan Elaine Kropp in Juarez, Mexico.

He was employed by Permian Corporation for 23 years and later owned his own business, Midland Pool Service. He also taught diesel mechanics at Midland College for five years.

Mr. Hanson was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society's "Road to Recovery," driving patients to and from the Allison Cancer Center to receive their treatments. He was a member of the Midland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Golf Course Road Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of Midland; two daughters, Sherry Elaine Johnston of Tyler and Amy Kay Hanson of Midland; his mother; one sister, Janice Reaves of Hobbs; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Midland Christian School or to the Look Good, Feel Good Shop at the Allison Cancer Center.

 

Estevan C. Florez

Services for Estevan C. Florez of Hobbs are pending with Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. Florez, 48, died Tuesday, July 10, in Galveston, Texas, after an extended illness.

Louis B. Croft

LUBBOCK - Services for Louis Bryan Croft of Lubbock will be held Friday, July 13, at Sanders Funeral Home.

Mr. Croft, 77, died Sunday, July 8, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Silverton, Texas.

He married Lilly Whitley Richards on Dec. 18, 1962, in Amarillo. She preceded him in death on April 18, 1995.

Mr. Croft was a deacon of Westmont Baptist Church for 12 years. He was a retired electrician of 38 years. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Richards of Hobbs and Linda Sepeda of Lubbock; one son, Bobby Richards of Lubbock; one sister, Norma Jean Lyles of Tulia, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Croft was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

7/10

Misty Michelle Blakley-Evans

Services for Misty Michelle Blakley-Evans of Hobbs will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Castle Avenue Baptist Church under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home. The Rev. Leon Green will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Blakley-Evans, 21, died Friday, July 6, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born May 9, 1980, in Hobbs to Larry D. and Debbie Blakley.

She married Ronnie Evans Feb. 11, 1999, in Hobbs. Mrs. Blakley-Evans attended Hobbs High School and was on the honor roll.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Evans; her son, Ronnie Lawrence; her father and mother, Larry D. and Debbie Blakley; and a sister, Lacey Dawn Blakley, all of Hobbs; two half-sisters, Amy Blakley of Phoenix and Khristy Howard of Amarillo; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Stoney Craine of Denver City; and Jearl and Alice Blakley of Hobbs.

She was preceded in death by her half-sister Jennifer Howard.

 

Lorree Perrin

LOVINGTON - Services for Lorree Perrin of Lovington will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home. Brother Jim Camp will officiate.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.

Mrs. Perrin, 65, died Sunday, July 8, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born June 10, 1936, in Spur, Texas, to R.L. and Agnes Stubblefield.

Mrs. Perrin was a graduate of Plains High School. She married Stephen Charlie Perrin on Dec. 6, 1952, in Spur. The couple moved to Lovington in 1955 where they owned and operated Charlie's Service for over 20 years. Mrs. Perrin also worked for Gandy Corporation for 11 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Survivors include a daughter, Luckie Perrin of Lovington; two sons, Stephen Perrin of Lovington and Charlie Perrin of Aztec; three sisters, Eva Jean Ryan of Midland, Cora Maldando and Tippy Joiner both of Denver; a brother, R.M. Joiner of Smithville, Texas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Danny Watson, Tommy Ryan, John Ryan, R.L. Smith, David Bonds and Ken Shanan.

Honorary pallbearer is Bobby Fisher.

 

Helen Perkins

Services for Helen Perkins of Hobbs are pending under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Perkins, 70, died Monday, July 9, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born March 18, 1931.

Survivors include her husband, L.C. Perkins Jr.

Wayne Maxwell

LOVINGTON - Services for Wayne Maxwell of Lovington are pending with Bethany Funeral Home.

Mr. Maxwell, 68, died Saturday, July 7, at the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque.

 

 

7/8

Ernest Branam Jr.

Services for Ernest Branam Jr. of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 9, at American Baptist Church. The Rev. Chris Barnett will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

He will lie in state from 2-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-noon Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Branam, 78, died Thursday, July 5, in Hobbs. He was born May 6, 1923, in Anadarko, Okla. He married Vera Riddle 58 years ago in Anadarko.

Mr. Branam was a member of First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army and was a prisoner of war in World War II. He was honorably discharged and received a Purple Heart.

Mr. Branam graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master's degree in science. He taught physics, chemistry and biology in the Hobbs school system.

He served as local president of the National Education Association for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners and Eastern Star.

Mr. Branam is survived by his wife; two daughters, Shirley Wheeler of Hobbs and Bobby Lyall of Houston; two sisters, Ola Orff of Tuttle, Okla. and Charlsie Ulrey of Biloxi, Miss.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Branam and an infant brother.

Manuel L. Vozza

EUNICE - Services for Manuel L. Vozza of Eunice will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, at St. Clare Catholic Church. Father Valentine Jankowski will officiate. Services are under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Vozza, 49, died Thursday, July 5, at his home. He was born June 22, 1952, in Clifton, Ariz.

Mr. Vozza graduated from Clifton High School in 1970. He moved from Clifton to Eunice in 1974. He worked in the oilfield for 27 years, and for ABC Rental Tool as a shop foreman. He also worked for New Mexico Junior College as an ABE assessment specialist. He was a very loving father.

Mr. Vozza is survived by his wife, Alva Vozza, of the home; one son, Tony Vozza of Eunice; one daughter, Aztrid Vozza of Eunice; four sisters, Gloria Armijo of Sheldon, Ariz., Clara Moreno of Tucson, Rosa Martinez of Salaman, Ariz., and Sylvia Smith of Stafford, Ariz.; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Mr. Vozza was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Vozza Sr., in 1997; one son, Armando Vozza, in 1995; and one sister, Maria Helena Vozza.
 

Misty M. Blakley-Evans

Services for Misty Michelle Blakley-Evans of Hobbs are pending under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Mrs. Blakley-Evans, 21, died Friday, July 6, at Lea Regional Medical Center.


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