Obituaries 3/18/06

CNJ staff Benny Stockton Services: 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Portales Benny Stockton, 68, of Portales, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1937, in Clovis, to Bonnie and William T. Stockton, he played basketball at Clovis and Highland high schools and for Eastern New Mexico University, where […]

Steele, Virginia

Virginia Vinson Morris Steele, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona. She was born Oct. 9, 1917, on the Swinson Ranch in Motley, County to Hugh L. and Mae Emma (Sinclair) Vinson. Her first husband, Jack Morris, preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1965. She married Charlie Steele on […]

Johnson, Edith

Edith M. Johnson, 85, of Friona, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona.  She was born April 5, 1920, in Ringling, Okla., to David and Eva Blanche (Collier) Moseley. Moving from Oklahoma, she lived in Friona for 79 years. She married Herschel Winston Johnson on Sept. 26, 1942, in Clovis. […]

Fallwell, Margie

Margie L. Mars Fallwell, 81, of Friona died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Kress, Texas, to James Quillan and Gladys Myrtle Holt Mars. She married Artis Fallwell on Aug. 16, 1945, in Clovis. She worked as a dental assistant for many years. She was a member of […]

Lavonia Hand

Lavonia Hand, 92, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Jim Wells County, Texas, to Proctor David and Emma Ethel Arrant Taylor. She married D.G. “Bub” Hand on Dec. 28, 1931, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on their ranch. […]

Ingram, W.S. “Dub”

W.S. “Dub” Ingram, 82, of Friona, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home. He was born March 7, 1923, to John and Mary Lee (Blassengame) Ingram in Wellington, Texas. He married Dorothy Faye Jones on Oct. 2, 1940, in Wellington. Mr. Ingram moved to Friona in 1956 from Enochs, Texas. He farmed […]

Kent, Jane

Jane Kent, 68, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Henrietta, Texas, to Weldon B. and Willie Bea Fulgham. She had lived in Portales since May of 2005, moving from Logan. She was married to W.H. Kent for 23 years. She […]

Melrose goes from winless to champion

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Melrose’s Adam Hairgrove is fouled while shooting during the first half of Saturday’s final against Whiteface. Hairgrove made both free throws for his only points of the game. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — The Melrose boys came into the Farwell Invitational winless. They came out tournament champions. […]

Texico topples Bovina

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Texico’s Stephanie Vega hits the floor for a loose ball as Bovina’s Hilda Quintero falls over her during the second half of their game Thursday in the Farwell Invitational Basketball Tournament in Farwell. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — Texico’s size proved to be a little too much […]

Bovina ends 43-year drought against Friona

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina coach Kent Torbert gambled, and as a result the Mustangs beat county rival Friona on Friday night for the first time in 43 years. After being given a second life by an offside penalty, Josh Guevara scored a two-point conversion to give Bovina a 15-14 overtime victory. “The […]

Friday prep football capsules, scores

CNJ staff Bovina 15, Friona 14 Records: Bovina 2-1, Friona 2-2 Impact: Mustangs gained revenge from 20-7 loss a year ago. Difference: Josh Guevara ran for a two-point conversion in overtime. Two-timers: Michael Ortiz of Bovina and Eddy Ortiz of Friona each scored two touchdowns. Bovina’s Trent Quintana passed for two touchdowns. Santa Rosa 20, […]

Friona’s linemen hold off Farwell for win

Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — Size does matter — especially on the front lines of a high school football game. Friona’s jumbo linemen proved the point on Friday night in a 27-12 win over Farwell. Farwell coach Jacob Thompson said the line mismatch was made worse by injuries. “We had a couple linemen get dinged […]

8/27 Local Roundup

Judge rules to proceed with sheriff recall effort FORT SUMNER — A district judge has ruled there is probable cause to proceed with the recall effort of De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves. Citizens calling themselves the De Baca County Concerned Citizens, filed a recall petition to remove Graves from office in September 2004, alleging […]

Dutton, Pauline

Pauline Dutton Services:Have been held. Mrs. Pauline Dutton, 58, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 19, 1947, in Portales, to George and Ruth Taylor. She married Joe Mack Dutton on May 26, 1978, in Bovina. They moved to Hereford where she worked as a cosmetology instructor […]

Bautista, Maria

Maria Bautista Services:Have been held. Maria Francisca Bautista, 66, of Farwell, died Monday, May 23, 2005. She was a resident of Farwell for the past five years. She moved from Friona where she had lived for 38 years. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Juan Bautista Jr. of Idalou, Texas, Pedro […]

Johnny Castillo

Services: Have been held. Johnny Castillo, 40, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 5, 1964, in Muleshoe, to Fidencio and Catarina Castillo. He married Barbara Vargas on July 29, 1994, in Bovina. He was a laborer at Excel. Family members said he enjoyed […]

Whatley, Ray

Services: have been held. Mr. Ray Whatley, 87, of Friona, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona. He was born on March 17, 1917, in Lockney, Texas, to James Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Whatley. He married Polly Rucker on June 5, 1938, in Lockney, Texas. They moved to Clovis that […]

Cass, Mary Lee

Mary Lee Cass Services: have been held. Mary Lee Cass, 85, of Friona, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Prairie Acres in Friona. She was born on May 14, 1919, in Wellington, Texas. She married Kenyth Cass on May 11, 1935, at the First Methodist Church in Wellington. They farmed in Dodson, Texas, and Littlefield, […]

Rushing, Mattie

Mattie Rushing Services: Have been held. Mattie Carrington Rushing, 106, of Friona, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona. She was born on June 1, 1898, in Natural Dam, Ark., to Stephen and Serena (Ausmus) Carrington. She married Eric Vance Rushing on May 30, 1917, in Francis, Okla. Family […]

Black, Arvel L.

Arvel Lee Black Services: Have been held. Arvel Lee “A.L.” Black, 86, of Friona, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona. He was born on July 16, 1918, in Hollene. He married Clyde Alice Caroland on July 16, 1939, in Clovis. They moved to Parmer County in 1944. He was […]