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 […]