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 […]