Booth, Mary “Sue”

Mary “Sue” Booth, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home. Born May 31, 1924, to David William and Myrtle Banks Colligan in Portales, she married Rex Booth on Nov. 19, 1946, in Portales. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was […]

Twilight fall leads to finding help from beyond

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist (Part two. Continued from last week.) Summary: The narrator, while skiing near Vancouver, British Columbia, has become disoriented during twilight and lost her partner. The snow was falling faster now, black clouds rolling in from the west, and the wind had picked up to a roaring level, seeming to come […]

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 […]

Viva H. Coffman

Viva H. Coffman, 88, of Clovis died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Cameron (Wheatland) to Lee and Georgia Williamson Hutchison. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur Coffman; three sisters, Katy Reed, Mattie Bryant and Nancy Sells; and a brother, Roy […]

Frazier, Claudine

Claudine Frazier, 74, of Roswell, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at her residence. She was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Hobart, Okla., to Earl and Mabel Gunnels. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She married Jerry E. Frazier on Sept. 9 in Fields. She was a housewife for 55 years. She […]

Nunez, Reynaldo L.

Reynaldo L. Nunez, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 3, 1931, in Riverside, Calif., to Alejo and Antonia Nunez. Family members said he was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. They said he was a gentle and generous man […]

2/4 Births

Byrd Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis are the parents of a boy on June 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Kendal Don Byrd has one sister, Emily, 2. Grandparents are Don and Sheryl Reid and Karl and Barbara Kos, all of Clovis and Eddie and Sue Byrd of Abilene, Texas. Great-grandparents […]

Henson, Geneva

Mrs. Geneva Arlene Henson, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born July 29, 1916, in Vera, Texas, to Joe and Icie Hanna. She was a member of the Lubbock Baxter Senior Citizens Association where she enjoyed quilting, exercise, and fellowship. She was an active member […]

Hunter, Jerry L.

Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; uncle, Jack Calder […]

McCaig, Aline

Aline McCaig, 81, of Duncan, Okla. and formerly of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Edmond, Okla. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Hulen, Okla., to Maston and Amanda “Chasteen” Cook. She married Henry McCaig on Sept. 19, 1942, in Comanche County, Okla. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church […]

In Tribute: Dairyman remembered for singing voice

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Leon Nash lived to be 94, which is a long time in most families, but not among the Nash clan. “People in our family live to be close to 100. Dad really died kinda early,” Jerry Nash said with a laugh about his father. Leon was a dairy farmer […]

Henson G A

Mrs. Geneva Arlene Henson, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born July 29, 1916, in Vera, Texas, to Joe and Icie Hanna. She was a member of the Lubbock Baxter Senior Citizens Association where she enjoyed quilting, exercise, and fellowship. She was an active member […]

Collins, Bobbie

Bobbie Collins Services: Have been held. Bobbie L Collins, 68, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005. He was born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Clovis. He attended his first year of school in Clovis and later moved to Grady with his family. He graduated from Grady High School in 1954. He was a member […]

Partin, Eva

Eva Partin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Eva Mae Partin, 82, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Oct. 31, 1922, near Big Spring, Texas, to Ima Orene and Jerry Scott Riley. She grew up in Arch and graduated from Portales High School. She married […]

Hanks, Don B.

Don B. Hanks Services: Have been held. Don B. Hanks, 66, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Mart, Texas to Roy C. and Dorothy J. Hanks. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1958. He worked for the Santa Fe […]

Bradley, Rob

Rob Bradley Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Education Complex at Texico High School. Mr. Rob Bradley, 46, of Texico, a rancher/cattle trader, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1958, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He graduated from Texico High School […]

Williams, Steve

Steve Williams Services: Have been held. Steve Williams, 46, formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Southern Specialty Health Care in Lubbock. He was born on July 9, 1958, in Lubbock, to Joy and Charles T. Williams. He grew up in Irving, Texas, where he graduated from McArthur High School in 1978. He […]

White, J.C.

J.C. White Services: Have been held. J.C. “Jake” White, 81, of Tucumcari, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on July 19, 1923, in Miami, Ariz., to Sid and Maggie Barnard White. He served in the U.S. Army Calvary during World War II in the Philippines and was honorably discharged. He lived […]

Portales native in middle of CBS controversy

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The man at the center of CBS’ reports questioning President Bush’s National Guard service is a native of Portales. Bill Burkett of Baird, Texas, near Abilene, graduated from Portales High School in 1967 and was student-body president at Eastern New Mexico University in 1970-71. Burkett also served as commander […]

Gonzales, Billy Joe

Billy Joe Gonzales Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Joe Gonzales, 64, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 23, 1940, in Agudo, to Frank and Molly Valdez Gonzales. He was a resident of Melrose where he owned and operated the Phillips 66 station […]