Commandment decision invites future debate

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court’s two decisions on displaying the Ten Commandments on government property could be seen as biblical. Remember the story of King Solomon, confronted by two women claiming to be the mother of the same baby? King Solomon said he would cut the baby in half, and when one woman objected, […]

Project: Reader Reaction: More readers divided on base’s chances

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “Will Cannon Air Force Base supporters convince Base Realignment and Closure commissioners to spare the base?” Some responses (continued from Sunday’s paper): “WE AS A COMMUNITY have done all that can be done to save Cannon. The facts are now clear and on the table. Now the politics […]

Michael Schiavo should be left in peace

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Malcolm X used to speak of the need to get freedom “by any means necessary.” Apparently Gov. Jeb Bush feels the same about the need to get Michael Schiavo. Two weeks ago, Bush directed the state’s attorney to open an investigation into whether Schiavo delayed in calling paramedics when he […]

Morrow, Leslie

Leslie Morrow Services: Have been held. Leslie Wanda Morrow, 45, of Flagstaff, Ariz., died Friday, June 17, 2005, in Flagstaff. She was born on July 16, 1959, in Clovis, to Stanley and Joy Hussey Miller. She grew up in a military family, living in many places throughout the world. She married Larry Morrow on June […]

Osborn, Billie

Billie Osborn Billie Doyle “Moses” Osborn, 66, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Edinburg, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1939, in Clovis, to Calvin and Flossie Osborn. He came from a family of pioneers and ranchers who settled in the Portales area. He graduated from Chicopee High School in Massachusetts […]

Montoya, Arsenio

Arsenio Montoya Services: Have been held. Mr. Arsenio “Archie” Montoya, 86, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born on June 27, 1918, in Romeroville, to Maria and Isidro Montoya. He married Margaret “Maggie” Armijo on May 5, 1935, in Las Vegas, N.M. During World War II he served in the […]

Marchman, Ruth

Ruth Marchman Services: Have been held. Ruth Marchman, 64, of Kalona, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born on July 25, 1940, in Clovis, to Frank and Emily Rierson Marchman. She was preceded in death by her father; and her grandparents. Survivors include her mother, Emily […]

Wiegel,Doraeen

Doraeen Wiegel Services: Have been held. Doraeen Wiegel, 79, of Tucumcari, died Sunday, June 19, 2005. She was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in El Paso, Texas, to Everett and Ethel Schlintz. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari, where she served as an elder and a deacon. She was a […]

Maldonado, Ella

Ella Maldonado Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at Trinity Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Ella Montano Maldonado, 76, of Glendale, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005. She was born on Dec. 23, 1928, in Trementina, to Felipe and Fetilde Valverde Montano. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Albino Montano and […]

Hahn , Thelma

Thelma Hahn Services: Have been held. Thelma Hazel Hahn, 83, of Roswell, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on March 8, 1922, in Forrest, to John and Josie Walker Yeates. She married Kenneth Hahn on Nov. 11, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to Roswell in 2003. She was a teacher […]

Grinde , Mary

Mary Grinde Services: Have been held. Mary K. Grinde, 84, of Clovis, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 5, 1921, in Gotebo, Okla., to Ernest J. and Nannie Dee Bland Killough. She married H.F. “Rip” Grinde on Jan. 19, 1945, in Clovis. She was a legal secretary for […]

Sparwasser, Mary

Mary Sparwasser Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Maxine Brown Sparwasser, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1932, Clovis, to Columbus A. and Margrette Bryant. She married Curtis Sparwasser on Dec. 4, 1971, in Clovis. She worked as a caregiver […]

Jones, Ruby

Ruby Jones Services:Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Mae Jones, 82, of Clovis, died Monday, June 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 18, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to L.C. and Gertrude Barnhart, She attended business college. Family members said she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren at the park, quilting, sewing, gardening, crocheting, […]

Cantrel, William P.

William P. Cantrell Services: Have been held. William P. Cantrell, 84, of Panama City, Fla., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005. He was born on Jan. 9, 1921, in Choteau, Okla. He was a member of St. Andrew Baptist Church. He joined the social sciences faculty at Gulf Coast Community College in 1964. He was previously […]

Floyd, Doris

Doris Floyd Services: No services will be held. Doris Barter Floyd, 68, of Clovis, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 7, 1937, in Farmers Branch, Texas, to Ossie and Nevie Chambers Barter. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Family members said […]

Lockmiller, LaRoy

LaRoy Lockmiller Services: Have been held. Mr. LaRoy Lockmiller, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, in Curry County. He was born on Oct. 5, 1940, in Clovis, to Sam Otha “Tootie” and Pauline Lockmiller. He married Deanna Ritchey on Sept. 15, 1962, in Juarez, Mexico. He was a Ranchvale resident all of his […]

Cravy, Betty

Betty Cravy Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Cravy, 86, of Clovis, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 12, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo., to Fred and Dora Waggoner. She married Walter Cravy on June 7, 1957, in Clovis. She was a resident of Clovis for […]

Sudderth, Corbin

Corbin Sudderth Services: Have been held. Corbin Alan Sudderth, 2, of Abilene, Texas, died Friday, June 10, 2005, in a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital. He was born on Dec. 12, 2002, in Abilene, Texas, to Richard Dean Sudderth and Shawna Chick. Survivors are his parents; a brother, Richard Damon Sudderth; two sisters, Megan Chick and […]

Cook, Warren

Warren Cook Services: Have been held. Warren Wayne Cook, 90, of Vega, Texas, died Thursday, June 16, 2005. He was born on May 10, 1915, in Moundridge, Kan., to Bert and Bertha Cook. He moved to Texas where he farmed and ranched. After many years in Texas he moved to New Mexico where he and […]

Cordova,Corrina

Corrina Cordova Services: Have been held. Corrina Cordova, 83, of El Segundo, Calif., died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at her home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in Roy. She had been living in California for 45 years. She was a member of the Catholic church. Survivors include her husband, Zack Cordova of El […]