Sergio Silva

Sergio Delgado Silva died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Presa Nueva, Mexico. He was born Feb. 18, 1976, to Andres and Sara Delgado Silva. He moved to the United States in 2001. He married Frances Garcia of Clovis in 2002. He was employed by Bonestroo Dairy in Roosevelt County. Family members said he enjoyed fishing, […]

Davalos, Josie

Josie Marez Davalos, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 24, 1930, to Raymond and Mary Romero Marez in Colonias. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was preceded in death […]

Autrey, Ralph

Ralph E. Autrey, 92, of Texico died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1912, in Concho County, Texas, to Felix and Emily Autrey. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Lawana Talley on Nov. 16, 1973, in Texico. He had been a […]

Two more charged in shooting death

By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Two brothers already in custody were charged Wednesday with murder in connection with last week’s shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Chandler said evidence gathered during witness interviews and forensic testing led to the murder charges against Orlando Salas, 15, and Demetrio Salas, […]

Case, Cecilia

Cecilia “Mac” Case, 83, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005. She was born April 7, 1922, in Breckenridge, Texas. She attended Breckenridge High School and graduated from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. During World W War II, she met George Case. They were married in Clovis. She was preceded in death by […]

W. G. Victor

Mr. W.G. “Bill” Victor, 87, of Rogers, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1917, near Dora to Emma and Vain Victor. He quit school in the eighth grade to help support his family. He drove a truck for several years, carrying any kind of freight he could. He […]

Bachman, Ida

Ida Bachman Services: Have been held Ida Leo Bachman, 92, of Flower Mound, Texas, and former longtime resident of Artesia, died Saturday, July 23, 2005. She was born Aug. 11, 1912, in Gainesville, Texas, to Joe K. Smith and Fannie Wood. Family members said she was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived […]

Nutt, James W.

James W. Nutt Services: Have been held. James W. Nutt, 75, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at his home west of Portales. He was born on Sept. 14, 1929, in Broken Bow, Okla., to Elizabeth and Robert N. Nutt. He grew up on a family farm near Erick, Okla. He entered the Army when he […]

Roberts , Lori R

Lori Roberts Lori Roberts, 67, of Tucumcari died Sunday July 3, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 19, 1938, to Serafin and Alvina Salazar Cordova in Vaughn. She married Johnny Roberts on July 31, 1954, in Clovis. She worked in housekeeping at the Hotel Clovis before moving to Tucumcari 25 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ruther, Danny

Danny Ruther Services: Have been held. Danny Ruther, 21, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 16, 1984, in Hollister, Calif. He grew up in Floyd where he attended school. He graduated from Centennial High School in Utica, Neb., in 2002. He traveled for […]

Recipient of Clovis’ first burial up for debate

By Don McAlavy Five single brothers were the first settlers in what is now Clovis. Alfred Liebelt, the oldest brother of the Liebelt brothers, came from Bunzlau, Germany, to America at the turn of the 20th century and went to San Francisco in 1902. Alfred was sent by a doctor to Las Vegas, N.M., for […]

Hutchison, Johnnie

Johnnie Leonard Hutchison, 63, of Elma, Wash., died Friday, May 20, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 18, 1941, in Clovis, to Grant Harrison and Yadie Elnora Young Hutchison. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and graduated from high school there. In 1961 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served […]

Defendant in slaying takes stand

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Joel Cordova testifies Thursday in his trial for the slaying of 19-year-old Victor Estrada. Cordova is charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence stemming from the July 26 incident. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of stabbing to death an acquaintance last year took the witness […]

Slaughter, Jack

Jack Slaughter Services: Have been held. Jack Wade Slaughter, 74, of Clovis, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 26, 1930, in Clovis, the Rev. M.E. and Cordia Nancy Davidson Slaughter. He married Jean Jaquess on May 27, 1947, in Clovis. He was a member of VFW Post 3015 […]

5/5 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Annual Spring Student Fine Arts Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Main ARTeri, 311 N. Main St. Information: 742-3112. Student Fine Arts Show — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Main ARTeri Gallery, 311 N. Main St. Information: 742-3112. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiesta […]

Ennis , Willie

Willie Ennis Services: Have been held. Willie Clinton Ennis, 77, of Norman, Okla., formerly of Tucumcari, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Coalgate, Okla., to Arson and Evelyn Ennis. He married Roxie Williams Townsend on Jan. 24, 1945, in Ada, Okla. He was preceded in […]

Neie, Alta

Alta Joy Neie, 79, of Corrales, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 25, 1925, to Luther and Molissie Gardner in Hamilton, Texas. She married Oliver C. Neie on April 9, 1950, in Hamilton, Texas. She grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Community with four older […]

Minton, William

William Minton Services: Have been held. William “Bryan” Minton, 19, of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, April 4, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born on Aug. 10, 1985, in Phoenix, to Carl and Regina Minton. He graduated from Tascosa High School. He had worked as a laborer in construction. He was preceded in death by an […]