Shoutouts — Jan. 8

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Granddaughter honored Hollani Davis is an award-winning TV journalist at WDBJ in Roanoke, Va. She is the granddaughter of longtime Clovis residents Louise McPherson and the late Claude McPherson. Her parents are Michael and Diane Davis of Las Cruces. As the 11 p.m. weeknight anchor she is responsible for finding everyday stories that inform and […]

Weddings —

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Strebeck Laurie Elizabeth Bellah and Layne Terrell Strebeck of Lubbock were joined in marriage July 30, at First United Methodist Church in Throckmorton, Texas. The Rev. Ryan Strebeck, brother of the groom, of Abilene, Texas, led the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jody and Betsy Bellah of Throckmorton. She is the granddaughter of […]

Weddings — March 20

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Roach- Rodriquez Kayla Roach and JoDerick Rodriquez of Portales were married Feb. 26 at Central Christian Church in Portales. The Rev. David McVey performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Billy and Karen Roach and Tesha Payne of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Sharon and Steve Miller and Sandy Phillips of […]

Internet provides learning tolls for developing minds

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist We have a granddaughter living with us. Since this person will turn 5 years old in April, and thus be enrolled in kindergarten, the subject of how 5-year-olds learn is of more interest to me than it has been at any previous time. Well, at least at any time since […]

Our father in heaven loves grandfathers, too

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist I need to go see my granddaughter. Yes, I know. You wonder, “How can such a young man already be a grandfather?!” It is indeed a great mystery. But I assure you, I am a grandfather. True to the breed, I affirm that, of any accolade or degree […]

A helping hand from ‘Pa-Pa’

Ted Mudgett, a retired Tech Sgt. has raised more than $5,000 to support welfare efforts for troops in Iraq on rest and relaxation in Qatar. Greg Allen Retired Airman garners local support, helps granddaughter help troops Air Force Capt. Joy Tredway’s job of running Army Morale Welfare and Recreation sites in Qatar and 26 other […]

Johnson, Flossie

Flossie Bowen Johnson, 97, of Clovis, died in Houston, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. She was born April 21, 1908, in Hagerman to William Edwin and Louisa Henrietta Bowen. She lived most of her adult life in Clovis until she moved to Houston in 1996 to be near her daughter, Norma. She was preceded in […]

Wood, Patricia “Pat”

Patricia “Pat” Wood, 81, of Amarillo died Monday Feb. 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born April 13, 1924. Survivors include a son, Patrick Wood (and wife, Shelly) of Amarillo, a granddaughter, Amy Wood of Amarillo; a sister Bobbie Kessell of Gastonia, N.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family in the Clovis and Tucumcari […]

Wright, Byron

Byron O’Lester Wright, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 17, 1923, in Blythe, Calif., to John Bryson Wright and the former Ora Mae Peavey. He attended school in Opland, Texas, before moving with his parents to Fort Sumner during his […]

Eck, Ala

Ala Eck, 91, of Portales died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 4, 1914, in Amarillo to Zeddie and J.B. Turner. She attended school in Portales. She married Delos E. Eck in November 1929. The couple worked together they lived and worked in West Texas and eastern New Mexico for […]

Finch/Beevers wedding

CNJ Staff Melanie Finch and Jeremy Beevers of Clovis were joined in marriage Nov. 12, 2005. The honorable Vicki Kelley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joel and Jane Finch of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and LaVon Crubaugh of Clovis and Bill and Emma Finch of Una, S.C. The […]

Patterson, Willard

Willard Patterson Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Willard “Pat” Patterson, 85, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. He was born on May 23, 1919, in Curry County, to James and Elizabeth Patterson. He graduated from high school in Floyd. He was an all-star […]

Hunton, Carroll

Carroll Hunton Services: Have been held. Mr. Carroll D. Hunton, 79, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on April 17, 1925, in Forrest, to Ethel and Ludvil E. Hunton. He grew up in Forrest and graduated from high school there in 1943. He served in the US […]

Cardenas, Eloy

Eloy Cardenas Services: Have been held. Eloy Cardenas, 89, of Muleshoe, died Monday, June 21, 2004, in Muleshoe. He was born on Feb. 4, 1915, in Maxwell. He married Celia Romero in 1964, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran in the Army spending three and one half years as a prisoner of […]

Burnett, Elsie G.

Elsie G. Burnett Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elsie G. Burnett, 91, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at her home. She was born on June 17, 1913, in Spur, Texas, to Jackson and Lessie Parrish Garrett. She married Elmer Burnett on Sept. 12, 1931, in Clovis. She lived most of her life in […]

Bell, Derrell

Derrell Bell Service: Will be held at a later date. Derrell Walter Bell, 69, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1934, in Arkansas, to Clarence Luthern and Ora Inez Bell. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and a retired Engineer at AT&SF Railroad. He […]

Kotzen, LaVon

LaVon Kotzen Services: Have been held. LaVon Kotzen, 72, a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004. The daughter of Robert and Dorothy Thomas, she was a 1949 graduate of Clovis High School. Survivors include her daughter, Kim Kotzen (and husband Joseph) of Albuquerque; a granddaughter, Shelby Clayton (Daniel) of Albuquerque; two […]

Trapp, Jewel

Jewel Trapp Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jewel D. Trapp, 88, of Temple, Texas, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, in a Temple nursing center. She was born July 17, 1915, in Bell County, Texas, to William Jesse and Eva Pearl Cowan Whiteley. She married William Clyde Trapp on July 22, 1933, in Bell County, Texas. […]