Cerda, Richard

Richard Lee Cerda, 33, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 in Clovis. Mr. Cerda was born May 31, 1972 to Richard and Rosalinda Vera Cerda in Amarillo. He married Anna Marie Mares on Dec. 22, 1993 in Clovis. He was an employee of Wilhite Construction, previously employed by Blue Beacon in Amarillo, Texas, where he also […]

May 28, 2006 Honors

Clovis Christian Second semester honor roll Seventh grade — Josh Ashley, Kelby Bell, Chris Dang, Sarah Fallis, Cameron Hastings, Hannah Kearney, Ashley Klingler, Tyler Lewis, Kayla Luedke, James Martin, Kevin Mitchell, Jessica Neikirk, Cory Shipman, Kathryn Terry, Calvin Thomas and Wednesday Westbrook. Eighth grade — Preslee Aguilar, Nick Cody, Heather Cook, Hanna Davis, Christen Landry, […]

Jackson, Dolores

Dolores Winona Jackson, 76, of Redlands, Calif., formerly of Fort Sumner and Amarillo, died Sunday, May 14, 2006. Born April 16, 1930, in Elk City, Okla., she married Donald L. Jackson on March 12, 1950, in Fort Sumner. She worked as a secretary for civil services. She belonged to the Church of the Nazarene. Her life […]

Williams Jr., Charles

Charles Williams Jr., 77, of Fort Cobb, Okla., and formerly of Lubbock, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Oklahoma City. Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Lubbock to Charles and Velma (Young) Williams Sr., he grew up in Plainview, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas. He was a truck driver and owned a trucking company for many […]

5/14 Engagements

Easley/Jameson Dr. Thomas and Sandra Easley of Amarillo announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Meredith Marlo Easley, to Jimmy Scott Jameson, both of Amarillo. He is the son of Jeff and Melissa Moore of Clovis and Scott and Dianna Jameson of Socorro. The couple will exchange vows June 17 at St. Andrew’s […]

Cook, Billie

Billie Cook, 82, of Amarillo, died Friday, April 28, 2006. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Hall County, Texas, to James and Jewel Gowdy, she was a realtor in Clovis for 39 years. After moving to Amarillo, she enjoyed activities with her friends and her church, Paramount Baptist Church, according to family members. They said she was […]

Martinez, Guadalupe

Guadalupe Martinez, 82, of Texico, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his home in Texico. He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in San Marcos, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Francisco and Maria Martinez. He was married to Catalina Martinez for 52 years. He was a longtime resident of Texico. He was preceded in death by his […]

Brannon Sr., Quincey

Quincey Brannon Sr., 66, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas, to Charles and Maxine Brannon. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Shirley Ann Ingram on June 9, 1958, in Portales. He worked for Sam Sanders Gravel Pit before moving to Amarillo […]

Byrd, Thelma

Thelma Lois Byrd, 80, of Floyd died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Odessy Hospice inpatient unit in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 25, 1925, to Claude and Ruby Stevens Shipp in Mullin, Texas. She married G.C. Byrd on July 24, 1943, in Cross Plains, Texas. They moved to Roosevelt County, where they farmed for many […]

Our Father Is Big Enough To Wrap Us All in His Arms

By Curtis K. Shelburne I grew up a city boy, though these things are relative. To the poor souls unfortunate enough to grow up in New York, Amarillo would be a lot closer to country than they would ever care to get, but compared to Robert Lee or Stanton, where my two sets of grandparents […]

Shorthanded Lady Cats take fifth in Amarillo

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis girls track team almost didn’t send a team to Amarillo. They ended up sending only four girls, but managed to get 56 points, good for fifth out of 16 teams on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays. Kim Perkins finished first in the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles, and […]

Betancourt, Victor

Victor Betancourt, 86, of Clovis died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. Born March 20, 1920, to Felix and Josefia Gonzalez Betancourt in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, he married Tillie Sandoval in 1944. After her death, he married Celina “Sally” Marquez Anaya in 1988. He served in the Mexican Army during the Mexican Revolutionary […]

Brannon, Charles

Charles N. Brannon, 85, of Claude, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Amarillo. He was born Sept. 18, 1920, to Charlie and Leona Brannon. He attended High School in Pyron, Texas. He married Maxine Lee on Oct. 29, 1938. He served as a foot soldier in the U.S. Army during World […]

CHS girls finish third in Amarillo tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Clovis High’s girls couldn’t hang on to second place, but finished a strong third on Saturday in the Amarillo Relays golf tournament, played at Ross Rogers Golf Course. The Lady Wildcats were nothing if not consistent as their top four players finished within 10 strokes of each other in the 36-hole […]

3/19 In tribute

The following people with area connections died in February, based on obituaries submitted to the CNJ: • Alexander, Brandon Palady, 19, Ovilla, Texas, Feb. 14 • Baros, Manuel “Mandy,” 62, Clovis, Feb. 3 • Brown, Jeffrey J., 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., Feb. 3 • Brownlee, Billy Dene, 73, Portales, Feb. 4 • Burch, Darrel Wayne, […]

3/19 Engagements

Marriott-Guhrke Ceki Marriott and Cindy and Michael Harmer, all of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Seka Marriott of Clovis, to William Lee Guhrke, also of Clovis, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Guhrke of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows March 25 at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will […]

Lady Cats stand distant second after first day of tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Clovis High girls stand second — albeit a distance second — after Friday’s opening round of the Amarillo Relays golf tournament, hosted by Amarillo High School. Junior Tiffany Reid shot 47-47 — 94 to lead the Lady Wildcats to a 392 total in the 12-team event at Ross Rogers Golf […]

Cook, Chris

Chris Cook, 51, of Amarillo, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, March 11, 2006. Born Sept. 11, 1954, in Roswell, he had lived in Amarillo for more than a year. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and former employee of the Veteran’s Administration. He enjoyed working on cars, and was a loving, […]

Dean, Sue

Sue Dennis Dean, 64, of Roswell died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1941, to Frank and Vera Brinson DeWeese in Dimmitt, Texas. She married Harold Dean on Dec. 4, 1993. As a teenager in Curry County, she was a barrel racer and was named […]

Riley, Wanda

Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended a beauty school in Clovis. She married F.C. Riley on Sept. 10, 1949, in […]