Many mills make up Worley’s story

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Clarence Worley came to Logan in 1929, bringing a cotton gin from Stillwell, Okla. The Worley family lived in Logan until 1934, when Clarence moved them to Portales to build another cotton gin, one in Dora, and another in Causey. Later his brother, Olan Worley, and his father Arthur Worley, […]

12-9 Anniversaries

Ampey Clarence and Ruth Ampey of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Dec. 17, 1957, in Chicago. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He […]

Auto-making best left to Detroit

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist We were barely out of bib overalls when my boyhood friend Smooth Heine joined me in celebrating our independence by assembling a motorized vehicle on a budget of $13.67, the total value of our lifetime savings and investment portfolio. Actually, we were in the early stages of a primal urge […]

Kirksey, Clarence

Clarence Truman Kirksey, 95, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. He was born on Jan. 13, 1911, in Blanket, Texas, to John Edward Kirksey and Sarah Angeline Goates. In 1927, Clarence and his brothers drove a covered wagon from Brownwood, Texas, to Portales. A resident of Odessa, Texas, since 1958, he owned and […]

Smith, Dorothea

Dorothea Smith Services: Have been held. Dorothea “Dorothy” Smith, 85, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 19, 1919, in St. Peter, Minn., to Frank and Alta Schadt Dutton. She graduated from nurses training in 1940 and married Clarence Smith on Feb. 12, 1941, in St. […]

Barnett, Clarence

Clarence Barnett Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery. Clarence “Barney” Barnett, 82, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Duran, to Homer and Elbertine Smith Barnett. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1941. He attended Eastern New Mexico Junior […]

Summer means homemade cars, joyriding

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Then came the summer of 1943, and my friend Smooth Heine and I put together a genuine automobile on a budget of $3.67 — our life’s savings. We named it Clarence. It was also the summer of our discontent, because we’d just begun to feel the first evil pangs of […]

U.S. has become litigation nation

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist It happens every time. Every single time I think I’ve seen the absolute bottom, the skankiest, stinkiest behavior of which human beings are capable, along comes a Clarence Stowers to prove me wrong. In fact, from here on in, I think “Clarence Stowers” will be my synonym for all that […]

Adams, Clarence

Clarence Adams Services: Have been held. Clarence Siringo Adams, 84, of Roswell, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1920, in Corona, to John C. and Alice M. Adams. He spent his years in southeastern New Mexico as a teacher, educator, historian, author, writer, editor and outdoorsman. He […]

Richer, Romaine

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Romaine Marie Richer, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 13, 1919, in Cooperstown, N.Y., to Calvin and Leona Rogers. She married Harry Quaif on June 27, 1938, in Cooperstown, N.Y., and Clarence Richer in 1968. Family […]

Harris, Chester

Chester Harris Services: Have been held. Chester Harris, 67, of Clovis, died on Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 15, 1937, in Chicago, to Clarence Sr. and Anna Harris. He married Winnie Thomas on Jan. 5, 1972, in Clovis. He came to Cannon Air Force […]

Bell, Derrell

Derrell Bell Service: Will be held at a later date. Derrell Walter Bell, 69, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1934, in Arkansas, to Clarence Luthern and Ora Inez Bell. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and a retired Engineer at AT&SF Railroad. He […]

Smith, Clarence

Clarence John “Smitty” Smith, 91, of Clovis, a retired clerk for the Santa Fe Railroad, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on July 7, 1912, in Lexington Township, Minn., to Edward and Amelia Smith. He graduated from Le Center High School and owned and operated a resort on […]

Stanfield, Clarence

Clarence Stanfield Services: Have been held. The Rev. Clarence L. Stanfield, 91, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Grady, to Clyde and Clara Stanfield. He served churches in Clovis, Portales, Goldsmith, Texas, Van Horn/Sierra Blanca, Texas, Raton, Gallup and Albuquerque. He […]

Fought, Clarence

Clarence Fought Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence Luther Fought, 75, of Payson, Ariz., died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in Payson. He was born April 3, 1928, in San Jon. Family members said he was a cowboy by heart and a carpenter by trade. He was in the U.S. Air Force for nine years and […]

Fritzler, Clarence

Clarence Fritzler Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence F. Fritzler, 81, of Creswell, Ore., formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 23, 2003. He was born on Dec. 29, 1921, in Bazine, Kan., to Jacob and Mary Lorenz Fritzler. He graduated from Benson High School in Portland, Ore., in 1942. He joined the Navy where he […]

Oler, Clarence

Clarence Oler Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence E. Oler, 91, Longview, Wash., died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 20, 1911, in Emory, Texas, to Thomas Edgar and Louella Alison Oler. He moved to Washington from New Mexico 51 years ago. He was a farmer/rancher and he worked […]

Family follows the cowboy code

By Dave Gragg Family members say Clarence Fought was a cowboy at heart. And he took the cowboy code to heart. Out of respect for that code, his family decided they would pay him one final tribute. “He was an old cowboy, and old cowboys buried each other,” said Clarence’s son, Dale Fought of Buckeye, […]