Highfield, Carol

Carol Highfield Services: Have been held. Carol Smith Waggoner Highfield, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid, Okla. Mrs. Highfield was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Pampa, Texas, to Elliott Nigh Smith and Lucy Beatrice Lynn Smith. She married Dorwin Waggoner in Perryton, Texas, on July 1947. He died Feb. […]

Tales of 91 years in Clovis as a family

Don McAlvy Fred J. and Lou Ella McCarty were the start of a dynasty in Clovis. Fred was a railroader for the Santa Fe in Kansas. He carried a pistol at work there. He was sent to Clovis in 1912 to straighten the railroad out. That’s what his kids thought. (He was actually the bonus […]

Autrey, Margaret

Margaret Autrey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Ann Morrison Winn Autrey, 50, of Clovis, a school bus driver, died Monday, June 16, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 12, 1953, in Portales. She was raised in Ruidoso where she graduated from high school. She married Mack Winn in March of 1972. She […]

McGee, George

George McGee Services: Have been held. Mr. George E. McGee, 79, of Clovis, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1923, in Texas Creek, Colo., to Charles and Mary Green McGee. He was a decorated World War II veteran. He married Dolores Philbrook on […]

Couple picks interesting wedding

CNJ Staff Daniel Hackett and Jill Chandler of Portales will make themselves part of Clovis’ Pioneer Days in a special way Sunday — they plan to get married during one of the balloon launches scheduled for the celebration. Hackett, a graphic designer at the Portales News-Tribune, said he and his fiancee will exchange vows at […]

Fort Sumner plays host to wedding

By Darrell Todd Maurina Skip Haneline and Guyla Keefe had never been to Fort Sumner before Tuesday. But it seemed the natural place for the couple from Nebraska to get married. Both of their parents had been married in the DeBaca County community. Besides, the residents of Fort Sumner were quite inviting. “When Mr. Haneline […]

Singing the blues about matrimony

By Leonard Pitts A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a music critic. In fact, I spent 18 years reviewing and interviewing everybody from Gladys Knight and Dolly Parton to Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. I left the beat (no pun intended) almost 10 years ago, driven by the realization […]