Dec. 14, 2008 Anniversaries

Griggs Garland and Sue Griggs of Tucumcari will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The couple was married Dec. 16, 1948, in Clovis. They have five children, 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is retired from the U.S Postal Service. She is a retired homemaker and retired daycare provider. Fitz Rex and Charlene Fitz […]

Johnson, Lamont

Lamont Johnson, 33, of Phoenix died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Phoenix. He was born Sept. 19, 1972, in Clovis to Annie Babers and Melvin Johnson. He was preceded in death by two uncles, George and Howard Babers; a grandfather Frank Babers; a brother, Deon Johnson and a cousin, Markese Byrd. He is survived by […]

Vocalist, founding member of Fireballs dies at 65

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rail thin, with a black cowboy hat perpetually atop his head, Chuck Tharp entertained for generations. He died Friday at the age of 65 from heart failure, following a battle with cancer. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of the Fireballs, an internationally known band. He […]

Family of man who died in jail sues sheriff, deputy

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Two years ago, a Bovina man was found hanging in his cell at the Parmer County jail. Now the family of Phillip Morris Griggs Jr. seeks $8 million in a lawsuit filed against the county’s sheriff and chief deputy. Texas attorney Chuck Hester filed the complaint Feb. 17 in […]

Griggs, Ida

Ida Griggs Services: Have been held. Ida Bell Griggs, 95, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Alamogordo. She was born on Aug. 2, 1909, in Checotah, Okla. to Luck and Rebecca (Norris) Etchison. In 1928, she married Dan Griggs and in 1946 they moved to Clovis. She was president of the Clovis PTA, […]

Griggs, Eddie

Eddie Griggs Services: Have been held. Eddie Griggs, 62, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Sept. 21, 1942, in Lubbock, to Marvin and Rosa Dixon. He was a mechanic who worked for Roy Walker. The family wishes to thank all the nurses and […]

Inmate found dead in cell

By Darrell Todd Maurina Parmer County Sheriff: Reason for death remains a mystery. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said he doesn’t know what he could have done differently to prevent the Feb. 22 hanging death of one of his jail inmates. Phillip Morris Griggs Jr., 22, of Bovina was found hanging that afternoon in a […]