Church group believes war punishment for immorality

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Funeral services for Sgt. Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. are 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church. They spread a message of hate and condemnation without apology. In fact, members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., embrace the national animosity they have received and use it as […]

Church protestors have no place in community

By Freedom Newspapers Hate disguised as righteousness is nothing but the seeds of evil. Evil like this should be understood and ignored. On Monday in Clovis, we will have the chance to do so. An evil group will profanely display itself at the funeral of an Army soldier who died during wartime. Members of Westboro […]

Controversial group plans protest at soldier’s funeral

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A controversial group known for protesting at the funerals of U.S. soldiers has planned an appearance Monday in Clovis. Those attending services for Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr. will see members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., holding signs bearing messages of morality, according to Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member […]

Obits — 7/5

CNJ staff Services pending Maria Floripa Gonzales, 79, of Texico died Monday July 3, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home. Irene Vardell, 97, of Albuquerque and formerly of Clovis, died Monday, July 3, 2006 at La Vita Llena in Albuquerque. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home. […]

Allen, Phyllis

Phyllis Allen, 95, of Amarillo, and formerly of Clovis and Lesbia, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Jane Bivins Home in Amarillo. Born Nov. 9, 1910, in Bellview to John and Agnes Phillips, she worked as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Allen. Survivors include two sisters, Willie Ann […]

Burns, Gary D.

 Gary D. Burns, 46, of Clovis died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Beavers, Deborah A.

Deborah Ann Beavers, 49, of Davis, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Friday, June 2, 2006, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Davis. Born Sept. 4, 1956, in Muleshoe to Cecil and Rebecca M. (Carter) Beavers, she lived most of her life in Clovis, where she attended school. She had resided in Davis […]

Duncan wins probate judge seat

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When county officials declared Kevin Duncan the winner of the probate judge primary election, one thing was foremost on his mind — sleep. Duncan garnered 1,469 votes, according to county tallies, which trickled in Wednesday morning, slowed by a hitch in counting absentee ballots. His opponent, Michael Wells, garnered […]

Cisneros, Matthew

Matthew Isaiah Cisneros, 18 months, of Muleshoe, died Friday, May 26 in Muleshoe. He was born Nov. 11, 2004 in Clovis to Steve and Eva Cisneros. According to family members he was an innocent, high-spirited child, who was loved by all who knew him. He was a member of the St. Clements Church in Muleshoe. […]

Neely, Bernice

Bernice Neely, 77, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. Arrangements will be announced by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.

Bailey, Harvey

Harvey Ray Bailey, 65, of Temple, Texas, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. He was born Aug. 12, 1940, in Newkirk to J.C. and Hattie Bailey. He was a graduate of Fort Sumner High School and the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo. He married Patricia Louise Lindsey […]

Spikes, Johnnie “Jan”

Johnnie “Jan” Spikes, 65, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at her home. Born April 9, 1941, to Annie L. Turner and Andy Edwards Sr. in Hughes Springs, she taught at Barry and LaCasita elementary schools and Bovina Public Schools, retiring after a 34-year career. She was a member of Faith Christian Family Church. […]

Duran-Salas, Kadie

Kadie Janelle Duran-Salas, infant, of Clovis died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center where she had been born that day. She is survived by her parents, Destiny Salas and Jerry Duran, of Clovis; a brother, Lino Duran of Clovis; two grandmothers, Josette Salas of Amarillo and Jeannie Duran of Clovis; great-grandmother, Josefina […]

King, Ryan

Ryan Lee King, 34, of Albuquerque, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 25, 1971, to Gerald Lee and Jauquetta Bryant King in Albuquerque. He was a guitar player who loved to play music, family members said. He worked as a musician in Grandma’s Music Store and booked […]

Sanders, Mickey

Mickey Lee Sanders, 67, of Portales, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1938, in Putnam, Texas, to Byron and Velda Lee, she married Dallan Sanders in 1957. They moved to Portales, where she worked at the Portales National Bank. Their daughter, Penny, was born in 1960. In 1962, the family […]

Clark, Gertrude

Gertrude Clark, 97, of Spiro, Okla., died Friday, March 31, 2006, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Oct. 25, 1908, in Cowlington, Okla., to Melvin Cicero and Barbara Allen Cole Neal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Clark. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Scott of Poteau, Okla.; three sons, […]

Hubert Curry

Hubert Curry, 88, of Clovis, died March 28, 2006, in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Kilmer, Phyllis

Phyllis Byrd Kilmer, 94, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Mangum, Okla., to Amanda Rosa Jane and Cleophus Lee Bird. She was the youngest of nine children. She graduated from Vaughn High School in 1930. She married Arlin William Kilmer March 5, 1932, […]

Wallace, Billy

Billy R. Wallace, 75, of Alamogordo, died Sunday, March 12, 2006. Born Aug. 15, 1930, in Fort Sumner to Ross and Ruby Wallace, he was the hospital plant manager at Holloman Air Force Base before his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, secretary of the Alamogordo Bowling Association and […]

Bomar, Buckley O.

Buckley O. Bomar, 38, of Fort Sumner died March 9, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1967, in Fort Sumner to D.O. Bomar and the former Mary Iona Glenn. Raised on the family ranch west of House, he graduated from House High School and attended Eastern New Mexico University at Portales. He […]