Conklin, Richard

Richard Donald Conklin, 58, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 19, 1947, in New Mexico. He married Lord Blenkin on Aug. 19, 1995, in Farwell. He served in the U.S. Marines for eight years and worked in the civil service at Cannon Air […]

Lavender, Mary

Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, Joe H. Richards of Clovis; and three grandchildren, J.B., Jessica and Victoria. […]

Carder, Billy

Billy L. Carder, 74, of El Paso, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his home. Survivors include two daughters, Debi Doherty and Suetta Carder; a step-son, Richard G. Massey (and wife, Lavon); and six grandchildren. Burial took place in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Arrangements are by Martin Funeral […]

Carter, Tammy

Tammy Gail Carter, 47, of Texas, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Dallas. She was born Aug. 4, 1958, in New Orleans to Bessie Orville and Jack Carter. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Louis Gauna, Sr.; paternal grandparents, George and Nora Carter; a brother, Jack “Buster” Carter; and a sister, Edith Coleman. […]

McGuffin, L.W.

L.W. McGuffin, 90, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 7, 1915, in Paducah, Texas, to Amanda and C.C. McGuffin. He worked with his father in the family boot making business. He attended Eastern New Mexico Junior College and sang baritone in the school barber shop quartet. He […]

Bunger, Patricia A.

Patricia Ann Bunger, 53, of Clovis died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Dec. 5, 1951, to Maurice and Margaret Bunger in Rock Island, Ky. She worked in munitions supplies for the U.S. Air Force for 21 years. She is survived by her two sons, Corey Lee […]

Robert “Bob” C. Stephens

Robert “Bob” C. Stephens, 76, of Borger, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Borger, Texas. He was born Jan. 31, 1929, in Belen. He had been a Borger resident for three and a half years. He was a sheriff in Curry County and a Baptist. He retired from the U.S. Navy. Survivors include five sons, […]

Carrasco, Jack

Jack Thomas “Jacky” Carrasco, 50, of Midland, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, in Taylor, Texas. He was born June 15, 1955, to Augustine and Maltilde Silva Carrasco in Clovis. He worked for the railroad and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Light House Mission. He was preceded in death by his […]

Family planning benefit concert

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Friends and family of Clovis’ latest homicide victim have planned a concert next weekend and it has two missions: Help offset hospital bills and funeral costs for Wilfred Salas’ mother and, according to one of its organizers, “to stop the violence.” “We’re trying to make something positive from what happened […]

Kansas law counter to First Amendment

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist It’s hard to describe the views of Rev. Fred Phelps without feeling soiled by the association, but I’ll do it anyway. He attests that God is disgusted with America’s tolerance of homosexuality. In his view, the Almighty is punishing the nation by using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to kill American […]

Folks should make time for small things

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I ran into my comadre Connie Pacheco recently, and Connie, my daughter Laura’s godmother, told us to visit her. I planned to, but I kept putting it off. I finally went last Friday, only it was for her husband’s funeral. My daughter’s godfather, Robert Pacheco Sr., passed away after a […]

Muffley Funeral Home to expand with crematorium

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis is expanding its business with the construction of a new crematorium, which will be called High Plains Crematorium. According to longtime employee Kevin Duncan, the crematorium will be the first of its kind in the area. Owner Russell Muffley, who has been in the […]

Genavee Clemmons

Genavee Clemmons, of Lubbock, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at her residence. She was a native of Floyd County. She graduated from Lubbock High School and attended Texas Tech. She married Bob Clemmons Nov.13,1956, in Lovington. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and Beta Sigma Phi. […]

Jones, Michael E.

Michael “Mike” Edwin Jones, 56, of Wolfforth, Texas, died Oct. 31, 2005, at a Lubbock hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1948, in Portales to Arthur and Jewell (Woodward) Jones. He graduated high school from Roswell Military Institute. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern New Mexico University and a master’s degree from […]

Jacquetta D. Burton

Jacquetta D. Burton, 92, of Phillipsburg, Kan., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005 at her residence. She was born Oct. 31, 1912 to Ira and Alma (Stutesman) Lee in Kewanee, Ill. She married Dale Burton Jan. 28, 1936 in Hoisington, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by […]

Dickenson, Melvin Ray

Melvin Ray Dickenson, 74, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch. He was born Feb. 9, 1931, at Smyer, Texas. He moved to Clovis from West Texas in March 1948. He attended Clovis High School and was drafted by the Army in 1951. After serving two years at Fort Bliss. He returned to […]

Steele, Annie

Annie Sarabeth Fitzsimmons Steele, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1921, on a farm near Sherman, Okla., to Abram Miller and Pearl Cox Hubbard Fitzsimmons. She attended Cedardale Christian Church, which her father and neighbors built. She married Francis Howard Steele on Jan. 1, 1938. They […]

Silvia Wagner

Sylvia (Susie) Faye Wagner, 59, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 15, 1946, in Clovis to Sylvester (Vester) Banister and Faye Morgan. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two daughters, Heather Wagner of Clovis […]

Terrance John “Terry” Haun

Terrance John “Terry” Haun, 63, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born April 16, 1942, to Leland Tague and Iva Ellen Roll Haun in Fresno, Calif. He was a self-employed classic car restorer and avid hot rod builder. He was preceded in death by his parents and […]

Lanell Jones

Lanell Jones, 76, of Santa Fe, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, in Santa Fe. She was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Portales. Survivors include her son, John Parsons (and wife Yanfang) of Bethesda, Md.; daughter, LeeAnn Rael (Ray) of Santa Fe; granddaughters, Alix Rael, Katie Rael and Yvonne Parsons; and grandson, Scott Parsons. Arrangements […]