Strickland, Eldon “Ray”

Eldon “Ray” Strickland, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at the V.A. Nursing Home in Amarillo. Born July 30, 1932, to Paul and Opal Bradley Strickland in Black, Texas, he married Lois Deaton on June 6, 1954, in Friona, Texas. He was the owner and operator of the Ceramic Factory in Clovis. He […]

Snell, Richard

Richard M. Snell, 71, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 2, 1934, to Marion Matthew and Bertha Ann Martin Snell in Clovis. He was an attorney and practiced law for 30 years in Clovis before retiring to his horse and cattle ranch in Ranchvale. […]

Fletcher Jr, William “Bill”

William James “Bill” Fletcher Jr., 58, a longtime Alamogordo resident, died Friday, March 31, 2006 in Sanford, Fla.  Born May 14, 1947, in Beyonne, N. J., he grew up in Puerto Rico. His 22-year service in the U.S. Air Force included a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. In 1989, he retired as a […]

June B. Ezell

June B. Ezell, 90, died Dec. 22, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Ponce Inlet, Fla. She was born June 1, 1915, in Clovis, and was a longtime Portales resident.

Clovis man faces child molestation charges

CNJ staff A Clovis man facing child molestation charges is being held in a Pinellas County, Fla., jail after being arrested during a traffic stop. Roy Johnston, 54, was arrested Tuesday in Largo, Fla., which is a suburb of Tampa, according to Sgt. Jim Bordner of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Clovis police alleged on […]

Brown, Jeffrey J.

Jeffrey J. Brown, 57, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Punta Gorda, Fla., following a lengthy illness. He was born June 1, 1948, in Portales to J.J. and Betty Brown. A 1966 from Portales High graduate, he attended Eastern New Mexico University from 1966 to 1967, and graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock in 1972 […]

Kimmel, Charles N.

Charles Nicholas Kimmel, 83, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Mr. Kimmel was born March 13, 1922, to Charles N. and Zilpah Irene Swank Kimmel in Treskow, Pa. He married Dorothy Louise “Dot” Balcom on Dec. 29, 1942, in Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Navy from […]

Ezell, June

June B. Ezell, 90, of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Hospice Care Center in Port Orange, Fla. She was born June 1, 1915, in Clovis, to Charles and Leah Bieler. She grew up in the Texico/Farwell area and graduated from West Texas State Teachers College. She married […]

Leona Mitzelfelt

Leona Mitzelfelt, 96, of Clovis, died Oct. 4, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was a retired registered nurse. She was born Jan. 29, 1909, in Middlegrove, Ill., to Ora and Isabella Wilson Morse. As a young girl, she left home to study nursing in Orlando, Fla. After graduating in 1931, she specialized in […]

Hottman Jr., David

Mr. David Hottman Jr., 68, of Clovis, died Oct. 1, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born April 6, 1937, in Port Gamble, Wash. He worked on the B-2 plane for 10 years at Northrup-Grummin in Pico-Rivera, Calif. He retired the Air Force as a staff sergeant after 21 years of service. Family […]