Confusion arises over local cemetery care

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In non-endowed sections of cemeteries, as seen here, the upkeep duties fall to the family of the deceased. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Instead of sitting quietly in meditation Saturday at her father’s-in-law grave in Lawn Haven Cemetery, Clovis resident Shelly Grim found herself ripping out weeds and even cutting […]

5/15 Letters to the editor

Cannon’s closure will hit Clovis hard Everyone on the Committee of Fifty and on the local commissions just didn’t believe Cannon Air Force Base would be on the closure list. Yet here it is — Cannon is the only base in New Mexico to make the closure list. Kirtland will gain personnel and both Holloman […]

Author of life will have last word

By Curtis Shelburne Recently my younger brother Jim and I walked among the headstones dotting the small country cemetery nestled near the Edith Community a little over eight miles outside of Robert Lee, Texas. Well-kept but absolutely blending in with their surroundings, the headstones had grown up where once only mesquite trees and prickly pears […]

Dement, Leo

Leo Dement Services: Have been held. Leo Dement, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1917, in Hollis, Okla., to Ora and Stephen Dement. He spent his early years in the area where he was born in Oklahoma. The family later moved to Childress, Texas. […]

Houston, Millie

Millie Houston Services: Have been held. Millie Jo Houston, 74, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 29, 1930, in Kenna, to Raymond and Nettie Cavett Archer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, G.C. Houston Jr.; a brother; and […]

Cunningham, Allen

Allen Cunningham Services: Have been held. Allen Ray Cunningham, 52, of Tatum, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Nor Lea General Hospital in Lovington. He was born on July 16, 1952, in Farmington, to James and Rose Cunningham. He married Carla Reeves on April 9, 1976, in Portales. He was a member of Living Water […]

Gonzalez, Adrian Joseph

Adrian Joseph Gonzalez Services: Have been held. Adrian Joseph Gonzalez, 1 year and 8 months old, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 1, 2003, in Hobbs, to Erica McDaniel and Jesus Gonzalez. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Malachi McDaniel of Portales; a sister, Lorina Gonzalez […]

California man trying to keep boyhood promise

By Mike Linn: CNJ new editor A few days after 3-year-old David Lucas’ sister died from complications during childbirth he stopped by her gravesite and made her a promise. Forty years later he’s trying his best to keep it. “I told her I’d be back, that when I got older I’d come back and get […]

Chavez, Andrea

Andrea Chavez Services: Have been held. Andrea Faye Chavez, 49, of Mineral Wells, Texas, died on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1955, in Portales, to Clark and Ann Yandell Terry Rains. She married Alfred Chavez on July 14, 1973, in Oxnard, Calif. She was a regional manager […]

Blevins, Arthur E.

Arthur E. Blevins Services:Have been held. Mr. Arthur E. Blevins, 89, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 29, 1915, in Omaha, Ark., to Edgar and Maggie Rabers Blevins. He married Louise M. Anderson on Sept. 8, 1951 in Wichita, Kan. He retired from […]