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 […]