Howard, Jim W.

Jim Wayne Howard of Big Spring, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Big Spring. He was born in 1919 in Strong City, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard. He specialized in heavy equipment and later owned his own garage and machine shop, where he rebuilt engines in Gallup. He served in the Army […]

Bob Ware, Jim Garrison

Bob Ware Date of Birth: May 4, 1928 Dates of Service: October 1946 to March 1948 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and Location of Service: Pacific Branch: Army Rank: Corporal Unit and Specialty: 8104 Service Department In his own words: By the time Ware volunteered for the army, the war was over. Ware said […]

Woods, James

James Woods Service: Have been held. Lt. Colonel James Jerry Woods (Ret.), 48, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 in Doha, Qatar. He was born Dec. 2, 1956, in South Ruislip, England. He served in the Army for 21 years and wore the Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and earned his Combat […]

Griffin , James

James Griffin Services: Have been held. James Edward “Jim” Griffin, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1929, in Stamford, Texas, to Noah Anderson and Amanda Corrine Jones. He was baptized in the First Christian Church and graduated in 1947 from Breckenridge High School in […]

Sometimes we all need a little perspective

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local religious columnist My two-years-younger brother Jim wrote an interesting column for his church newsletter the other day. He had some great things to say, but what really made the article interesting is where he was when he wrote it. The boy has always marched to a bit of a different […]

Blevins, Suzi

Suzi Blevins Services: Have been held. Suzi Blevins, 50, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 1, 1955, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Beatrice and Vearl Whitehall. She spent her early childhood in Washington, where she completed school. She married Jim Blevins, who was from New Mexico. They […]

Polk , Lucy

Lucy Polk Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lucy O. Polk, 93, of Portales, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 17, 1911, in Youngsport, Texas, to Minnie and John Arnold. In 1925, she moved with her family by covered wagon to Post, Texas. Her family then […]

Griffin, Jim

Jim Griffin Services: Have been held. Mr. Jim Griffin, 61, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Logan. He was born July 16, 1943, in Clovis, to Nettie Lou and Roy J. Griffin. He grew up in Portales. He married Norma Faye Luce on Aug. 11, 1959. He made his home in Portales […]

The God of the Universe Is the God of All Beauty

Curtis Shelburne I made more than a few miles a couple of weeks ago and made them in style — the wrong style, but style. My younger brother, Jim, and I decided to take his little, old, once-red Mazda pickup on our trip to Houston to see our sister who is in the hospital there. […]

Tivis, Bailee

Bailee Tivis Services: Have been held. Bailee Tivis, 3, of Portales, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 28, 2002, in Clovis, to Kristy and Kie Tivis. In November 2003, he was well enough that he and his mother were able to move to Virginia to […]

Author of life will have last word

By Curtis Shelburne Recently my younger brother Jim and I walked among the headstones dotting the small country cemetery nestled near the Edith Community a little over eight miles outside of Robert Lee, Texas. Well-kept but absolutely blending in with their surroundings, the headstones had grown up where once only mesquite trees and prickly pears […]

Pittillo, Jeraldine

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jeraldine “Jerri” Pittillo, 82, of Portales, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Dec. 31, 1922, in Afton, Texas, to Alma and A.R. “Ray” Pool. She attended school at Springlake, Texas, and Hart Camp, Texas, before graduating from high school in Littlefield, […]

Dorough, Bertha

Bertha May Dorough, 85, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Carefree Living Facility in Albuquerque. She was born on May 2, 1919, in Gainesville, Texas, to J.C. and Fannie Stovall. After graduating from Plainview High School, she attended Wayland Baptist College for a year on a scholarship. She married Gerald Dorough in 1937. […]

Dement, Leo

Leo Dement Services: Have been held. Leo Dement, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1917, in Hollis, Okla., to Ora and Stephen Dement. He spent his early years in the area where he was born in Oklahoma. The family later moved to Childress, Texas. […]

Man began 15 papers in New Mexico towns

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Most old-timers and historians know about Arthur Curren being the father of Clovis newspapers in 1907. Not many know that Arthur’s father, James Edward Curren, established 15 newspapers in the territory of New Mexico, as well as others in Colorado and Texas. Jim Curren was a man of quick wit, […]

Gottwald, Jim

Jim Gottwald Services: Have been held. Mr. Jim Gottwald, 57, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, in Albuquerque. He was born on Aug. 14, 1947, in Madera, Calif., to John and Hellen Lowry Gottwald. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved to work on, look at and talk […]

Littlejohn, Ruby

Ruby Littlejohn Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Littlejohn, 86, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at La Posada Hospice Center in Las Cruces. She was born on April 13, 1918, in Manila, Ark., to Mary Matilda and William Joseph Rhodes. Her family moved to Otis in 1923 and on to Hagerman in 1924. […]

Thompson, Jim and Linda

Jim and Linda Thompson Services: Have been held. Jim Bob, 54, and Linda Jean, 54, Thompson, both of Marietta, Okla., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, near Clarksville, Texas. Jim Bob Thompson was born on April 27, 1950, in Amarillo, to Bill and Ina Lee McBride Thompson. Linda Jean Thompson was born on April 5, 1950, […]

Ned Houk race to benefit cancer

By Ryan Lengerich In 1996, Jim Davis died of lung cancer only a year after seeing the Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex construction completed — a project in which he had a major stake. To honor Davis, NHMSC board members are holding the Jim Davis Memorial Race at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night to benefit […]

Wilkerson, Henry L.

Henry L. Wilkerson Services: Have been held. Henry L. Wilkerson, 79, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 14, 1925, in Alvarado, Texas, to D.H. and Bessie Lloyd Wilkerson. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a […]