Jimmie P. Adams Hancock

Jimmie P. Adams Hancock, 70, of Hampton, Va., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Hampton, Va. She was born March 11, 1935, in Melrose to Jimmy and Chonita Adams. She attended the Field Schools until the 10th grade, and graduated from Melrose High School. She attended college at Eastern New Mexico University. Family members said […]

Christmas tunes yield tales of 1950s studio

By Don McAlavy: Curry County historian The story is told that a New Mexico blizzard made its appearance during the two days (actually nights) when two songs by Jimmy Self were recorded by Norman Petty. It was said that the recording studio was so cold the musicians had to wear coats during the sessions. Perhaps […]

Jimmy James Garza

Jimmy James Garza Services: Have been held. Jimmy James Garza, 40, of Clovis died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born May 14, 1965, in San Miguel to Enrique and Priscilla Garza. Garza graduated from Mission High School in Mission, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents, […]

Chunn, Jimmy

Jimmy Chunn Services: Have been held. Mr. Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, 71, of Causey died Friday, July 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Pitchfork to Lola and Clovie S. Chunn. His family lived in Bledsoe, Texas, until 1946 when they moved to Arch. He was a member of the Class […]

Sparwasser, Mary

Mary Sparwasser Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mary Maxine Brown Sparwasser, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1932, Clovis, to Columbus A. and Margrette Bryant. She married Curtis Sparwasser on Dec. 4, 1971, in Clovis. She worked as a caregiver […]

Montanez , Manuel

Manuel Montanez Services: Have been held. Manuel Ruiz Montanez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 17, 1926, in Chin, Chiu, Mexico, to Hermenijildo and Marcela Ruiz Montanez. He married Maria Francisca Villareal 46 years ago in Muleshoe. He was a farm laborer […]

Creator of 30-inch burrito appeared on talk show

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David Hougland, with Pacsat International, places a microphone on Marshall Junior High School eighth-grader Michael Morrissey as they get ready to tape for the Jimmy Kimmel Live show Wednesday night at his home in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ newly dubbed Burrito Boy is not only getting attention […]

Williams, Jimmy

Jimmy Williams Services: Have been held. The Rev. Jimmie “Jim” Williams, 63, of Earth, Texas, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 27, 1941, in Flagstaff, Ariz., to John Wesley and Frankie Williams. He married Sharon L. L’Heureux on April 23, 1976. He moved to Earth, […]

Sandoval, Albert

Albert Sandoval Services: Have been held. Albert S. Sandoval, 77, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Clovis, to Antonio and Serapia Sandoval. He married Veronica Garcia on May 1, 1952, in Tucumcari. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, Joe Stanley, and the […]

“Spousal consent” seen as one step too far

By Tom Philpott: Military Digest Rachelle Arroyave was 27, pregnant and caring for two young daughters at Camp Pendleton, Calif., when notified last April 15 that her husband, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jimmy Arroyave, had been killed in a truck accident in Iraq.  She got more bad news the following day. Six weeks before his […]