Smith, Barney Joe

BARNEY SMITH Services: Have been held. Barney Joe Smith, 73, of Bowie, Texas, a yard supervisor in the oil field, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Bowie Memorial Hospital in Bowie. He was born on March 1, 1930, in Floyd. He married Janice Ann Summers on May 25, 1985, in Bowie. He was of the […]

Adams, Dorothy

Dorothy Mabrel Adams, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Bridges Retirement Manor in Clovis. She was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Joplin, Mo., to Earl and Mabel Fitz Jerrell Williams. She married William “Bill” Adams on Feb. 15, 1941, in Chickasha, Okla. They came to Clovis in November of 1986. She was […]

Casillas, Joseph “Joe Bob”

JOSEPH CASILLAS Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton in Clovis.Joseph “Joe Bob” P. Casillas, 49, of Chandler, Ariz., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, in Chandler. He was born on Sept. 1, 1954, in Clovis, to John and Geneva Sparks Casillas. He worked for the Safeway Milk Plant for 22 years. Family members […]

Perish the thought of prayer in schools

Ned Cantwell Wanda and Joe are in a stew as they brood over morning coffee in their modest Las Cruces home. Worry lines crease their faces. “So, what do you think? Shall we let him go to school this morning,” Wanda wonders? “Him” is son Bobby, a sophomore at Las Cruces High. “I’m at wit’s […]

Sanchez, Sideo

Sideo Sanchez Services: Have been held. Sideo Luis (Sammy) Sanchez, 47, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating incident on Ute Lake. Mr. Sanchez was born on Oct. 11, 1955, in Friona, Texas, to Nacha and Joe Sanchez. He lived in Junction, Texas, until about 1989. For the next several years he […]

Cole, Joe

Joe Cole Services: Have been held. Mr. Joseph “Joe” Jackson Cole, 58, a lineman with Xcel Energy, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Ripple Mead, Va., to Sam and Christine Cole. He married Hazel Tivis on Dec. 27, 1964, in Juarez, Mexico. […]

Carpenter, Joe

Joe Carpenter Services: Have been held. Mr. Joe Carpenter, 73, of Clovis, a retired wholesaler, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born April 16, 1930, in Farwell, to Lon and Della Johnson Carpenter. He married Glenda Dosher on Nov. 19, 1950, in Texico. He was a Korean […]

Sena, Ernest

Ernest Sena Services: Have been held. Mr. Ernest G. Sena, 81, of Clovis, a retired railroad worker, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Clovis to Ignacio and Hilarita Gallegos Sena. A lifetime resident of Clovis, he married Sally Pacheco on Jan. 14, 1939, in […]

Guzman, Joe

Joe Guzman Mr. Joe Guzman, 55, of Sandia, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. He was born on Oct. 22, 1947, in Mathis, Texas. He lived in Sandia for the past five years and was the owner of American Concrete and Stucco. He is survived by his wife, Ofelia Guzman of Sandia; six daughters, Christy […]

James, William

William James Services: Have been held. Mr. William “Zeke” James, 86, of Clovis, a mechanic, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Buena Vista Retirement Home in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 6, 1916, in Coolidge, Texas, to General and Willie B. Ray James. He married Therma Mickels on Sept. 21, 1935, in Coolidge, Texas. […]

Barb Lumley qualifies for national event

CNJ STAFF Barbara Lumley of Clovis has qualified as part of a five-person team for the gross portion of the 2003 Buick Scramble National golf tournament Oct. 8-12 in Orlando, Fla. Four amateurs and a club pro comprise each team. There will be 133 teams in Orlando, with the field pared to 24 teams for […]

Fun on the Fourth

By Helena Rodriguez Country spirit will not only be flowing in terms of patriotism this Fourth of July weekend, but will be overwhelming present in the form of entertainment. Just about every brand of country music, from classic to contemporary, from Texas to even Tejano country, will be represented at area Fourth of July celebrations, […]

Spaced-out teacher

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Joe Strickland gets a physical examination from Dr. Albert M. Kwan on Wednesday at Kwan’s office in Clovis. Strickland will be one of 75 teachers traveling to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., for a nine-day stay. By Gary Mitchell Joe Strickland doesn’t care if he wasn’t the first choice to receive an invitation to […]

List of military personnel from Curry County who died while serving their country

The following military personnel from Curry County were killed or declared missing in action during wartime. Sources are cited. Please contact Editor David Stevens at 763-6991 with any corrections, additions or questions. World War I William Galloway Glen Harris Henry “Tex” Huff Charles Ledbetter Dean Lucas Glen Snodderly Rayne Vivard Charles Williams Charles Wilson Source: […]

Banagay, Susanna

Susanna Banagay Services: Have been held. Ms. Susanna Marie Herbeck Banagay, 27, of Clovis, a certified nursing assistant, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 11, 1976, in Fort Sumner, to Robert and Yolanda Segura Banagay. She worked at the Retirement Ranch. She was a member of the American Legion […]