Services: Have been held.
Richard E. Brazell, 71, of Clovis, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at Laurel Plains Health Care Center in Clovis.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1933, in Milnesand, to James Arthur Dollie Elizabeth Lankford Brazell.
He attended schools at Portales, Clovis and Fort Sumner. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956. He married Billie H. Kelt on May 24, 1980, in Clovis. He worked for an appliance service and repair business, for Western Auto for 19 years and for Montgomery Ward for 2 1/2 years. After these businesses closed he opened Unlimited Appliance. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and attended High Plains Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Clovis Police Auxiliary. Family members said he loved life, his family, the outdoors, hunting and enjoyed traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Turner “Cotton” Brazell.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Brazell of Clovis; four sons, Paul Brazell of Denver, Colo., Bobby Brazell of Albuquerque, Rusty and Mike Conover, both of Clovis; two daughters, Deborah Norvelle of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Yvonne Bolton of Roy, Utah; two brothers, Jim Brazell (and wife, Betty) of Clovis and Ken Brazell (Jane) of Seminole, Texas; a sister, Yvonell Witt (J.W.) of Mineola, Texas; and numerous grandchildren.
The Rev. Ted Bailey will officiate the services.
Cremation has taken place.
Burial will be at Fort Sumner Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers are Bill McCormick, Mike and Rusty Conover, Bobby, Paul, Jimmy and Ricky Brazell and Wyatt Eubank.
Memorial contributions may be made to the High Plains Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Fort Sumner.