A Farwell auto shop owner died Friday evening when his car fell off a lift while he was working under it, according to officials.
Micky Glen Lunsford, 53, was alone in his shop at 1400 E. Avenue A when the car lift malfunctioned, causing the car to fall, Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said.
Lunsford’s wife found his body after she tried unsuccessfully to call him on the phone.
Police responded at 8:54 p.m. CDT, according to Geries, and Lunsford was pronounced dead at the scene.
Arrangements are being handled by Muffley Funeral Home.
Statue to premiere at centennial gala
A bronze statue entitled “Dusty Winds and Dainty Lace” will be unveiled at the Clovis Civic Center at the 100th anniversary gala on Oct. 6, according to city officials.
The 4-foot statue depicts a pioneer woman with a hoe and bucket, and was selected by the civic center steering committee to reflect Clovis’ pioneer heritage, according to the city’s grant coordinator, Sandy Chancey.
Two grants totaling $18,500 from the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation will be used to purchase the statue designed by Herb Mignery, according to Claire Burroughes, the city of Clovis’ community relations director.