Davis, Mac

Mack Davis Services: Have been held. The Rev. Mack Davis, 86, of Clovis, a pastor, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Laurel Plains Health Care in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 2, 1917 in Livingston, Texas, to Henry and Gertrude Davis. He attended Conroe Bible College in Conroe, Texas. He served in the U.S. […]

Massey, Shirell

Shirell Massey Services: Have been held. Mr. Shirell Massey, 62, of Loveland, Colo., died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Hospice Care Center in Loveland. He was born on June 27, 1940, in Portales, to Lois and Claudie Carrol Massey. He graduated from high school in Portales. He married Carolyn A. Kerr on Sept. 5. 1992, […]

Church to hold special service

By Darrell Todd Maurina Calvary Baptist Church of Portales normally has about 50 people attending services, but its interim pastor, the Rev. Bobby Fuller, hopes to have three times that number this Sunday. According to a church press release, July 20 will be “Family Roll Call Sunday” for the church. Each member family at Calvary […]

Elida church celebrates 100th anniversary

By Janet Bresenham In a century of ministry, activities and memories at the First Baptist Church of Elida, one key focus has not changed. And when the church celebrated its 100th anniversary last weekend in the small Roosevelt County town, the executive director of the New Mexico Baptist Convention praised the congregation for maintaining their […]

Back-to-back Elida centennials observed

By Janet Bresenham This summer marks a century of service for Elida’s two remaining active churches: the First Baptist Church of Elida and the Elida Methodist Church. So when the past and present members of the First Baptist Church celebrated their 100th anniversary last weekend, they were joined at their Sunday luncheon and afternoon service […]

Broker, truck driver preach the Word

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The Rev. Sam Duncan, who drives a Schwan’s truck during the week, serves as pastor of Floyd Baptist Church on the weekends. By Gary Mitchell Dean Turvaville is among a growing army of bivocational pastors throughout the nation — pastors of churches who also work in the public marketplace for their livelihood. So is Sam […]

Nippert, Marie

Mrs. Marie Ball Nippert, 89, of Clovis, a housewife, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 2, 1913, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to Ernest E. and Nannie Riley Peacock. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Vernie D. Ball […]

Cowboys and Christianity

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Jack White bows his head in prayer during the prayer meeting at the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp held in June 2001 at Ned Houk Park. By Gary Mitchell Steaming chuckwagon meals, campfire singing and old-time preaching will highlight the 26th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting. The four-day event will take place Wednesday through Saturday. […]

Former pastor reports on his retirement

BRENHAM, Texas — A former Elida and Ranchvale pastor recently called the Clovis News Journal to report on his retirement status since leaving the Clovis-Portales area. The Rev. Lester Vinson was pastor of Elida Baptist Church for 2 1/2 years, interim pastor of Iglesia Bautista Bethel in Portales for 15 months and at Ranchvale Baptist […]

Looney, Dorothy

Dorothy Looney Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dorothy Geraldine Looney, 77, of Bovina, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, in Friendswood, Texas. She was born on Nov. 25, 1925, in Clovis, to Loy Ivy Lobban and Jessie Catherine Noble. She was a long-time resident of Bovina and a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of […]

Hill, Joyce

Joyce Hill Services: Have been held. Mrs. Joyce Hill, 62, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on May 21, 1940, in Springer, to Gladys and James E. English. She grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from Robertson High School in 1958. She worked […]