Sept. 2 Weddings

Reeves-Lemon Christine Reeves of Clovis and Jake Lemon of Portales were joined in marriage Dec. 30, 2006, at Kingswood United Methodist Church. The bride’s father, Dr. Brad Reeves, performed the double-ring ceremony. Reeves was assisted by Josh McAlister, minister of discipleship. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Brad and Sherrie Reeves of Clovis. She […]

AUg. 3, 2007 Religion Briefs

Church holding rummage sale Trinity United Methodist Church at 1320 W. 21st St. will hold its annual rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the church’s multi-purpose room. Most of the proceeds will be used to benefit local mission projects, according to church representatives. Information: 762-3115.

Aug. 5, 1971

Jerry Dean and Ruben Reyes of Clovis were among 2 million men born in 1952 who faced the possibility of being drafted under the lottery conducted by the Selective Service System. … Clovis boxer Earl Large lost to Chico Castillo at a match held in Juarez, Mexico. … Among 69 building permits issued was a […]

Easter Sunday church services

By Freedom Newspapers —Advent Christian Church — 9:30 a.m. egg and jelly bean hunt, 11 a.m. worship service, 2101 E. 21st St., Clovis —Agape Fellowship (formerly Living Faith, Portales) — 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., 2012 S. Ave. D, Portales —Bethel Assembly of God — 9:45 and 10:45 a.m., 1521 Norris St., Clovis —Broadview Nazarene […]

Engagements 8/13

Jones-Hill John and Becky Jones of Lazbuddie, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Jones, to Clinton Hill, both of Portales. He is the son of Mark and Dee Hill of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Kingswood Methodist Church. The reception will follow the […]

Obits — 7/5

CNJ staff Services pending Maria Floripa Gonzales, 79, of Texico died Monday July 3, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home. Irene Vardell, 97, of Albuquerque and formerly of Clovis, died Monday, July 3, 2006 at La Vita Llena in Albuquerque. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home. […]

Kemper, Freddie

Freddie Don Kemper, 72, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at his residence in Hobbs. Mr. Kemper was born Oct. 28, 1933 in Callahan County, Texas to George and Ada Lacey Kemper. He grew up in the Denton Valley and graduated from Clyde High School. He attended South Plains College in Levelland. He served in the […]

Grady church celebrating 100th

CNJ staff Grady United Methodist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday morning. Sign-in and greeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with services at 9 a.m. A food fellowship will follow in the kitchen area. Church officials encourage attendees to bring pictures and stories to be shared during the informal service. The small church began […]

Johnson, Sophie

Sophie L. Johnson, 93, of Santa Rosa died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Raton following an illness. Born June 26, 1912, in Fort Sumner to James Alfred Irwin and the former Sophie Louise Gerhardt, she was raised and attended school in Santa Rosa. She married Rudolph Johnson on Oct. 22, 1928, in Las Vegas, N.M. […]

Wood, Gladys

Gladys Alverna Wood, 101, of Portales, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 14, 1904, on a farm near Abilene, Kan., to Samuel Aaron and Laura Ellen Kopenhaver Romberger. She graduated from Abilene High School in 1924. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and participating in […]

Lovelace, Ann

Ann Lovelace, 82, of Farwell died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Odyssey Healthcare Hospice in Amarillo. She was born Sept. 24, 1923 in Snyder, Texas, to Grady and Hattie Nabors. She graduated from Ira High School in 1940 and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, earning a bachelor of science degree in home economics with […]

Duke, Nell A.

Nell A. Duke, 95, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Retirement Ranch Care Center. She was born Nov. 26, 1910, in Marietta, Okla., to Walter and Susie Ellen Welborn. Following high school, she took a business course and went to work at Ware’s Department Store in Littlefield, Texas. She later worked for […]

Local churches perform living nativities

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Mary, played by Cas Velez, left, and Joseph, played by Kolton Miller, 12, await the arrival of the three wise men during a performance of the First United Methodist Church’s Living Nativity Wednesday at the church. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Nativity sets are a popular holiday decoration in many […]

Kimbrough, Almeda “Kay”

Almeda “Kay” Valrie Kimbrough, 81, of Dallas, died on Sept. 24, 2005.  She was born Jan. 9, 1924, to Walter Oliver and Mary Lavinia (Pierce) Kimbrough in Childress, Texas. The family moved to the Clovis area in 1925, and she graduated from Clovis High School in 1941. She received a bachelor of science degree from […]

Robert Dunn

Mr. Robert C. Dunn, 81, of Portales died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born June 7, 1924 ,in Roby, Texas, to Ada and Walter C. Dunn He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, W.D. “Dude” Dunn, W.T. “Tam” Dunn and Louis Dunn; two sisters, Violet Harris […]

Greathouse, Delores

Ruth Delores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss., to Sidney George and Ruth (Johnson Strebeck). She moved to Artesia at the age of 10 and graduated from Artesia High School […]

Sudderth, Obereta

Obereta Sudderth Services: Have been held. Obereta Sudderth, 90, formerly of Bovina, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at Prairie Acres in Friona. She was born on June 9, 1915, in Grandfield, Okla., to John H. and Ina Perkins West. She moved to Parmer County in 1918 from Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma Lane in 1933. […]

Frost, Lloyd

Lloyd Frost Services: Have been held. Lloyd W. Frost, 84, of San Jon, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 1, 1921, in Wheatland, to Frank and Ethel Frost. He married Mary Helen Rose on Oct. 22, 1938. They moved from Wheatland to San Jon in 1959. […]

Brinker, Ronald

Ronald Brinker Services: Have been held. Mr. Ronald M. Brinker, 55, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 4, 1950, in Lovington, to Earlene and Glen O. Brinker. He grew up in Tatum and Lovington. He graduated from Lovington High School in 1969. After high school he […]

Leavelle, Zelda

Zelda Regina Edwards Patterson Leavelle, 87, died April 14, 2005, in Corvallis, Ore. Leavelle was born May 12, 1917, in Callahan, Texas, to J. Murry and Ima Edwards. When she was six months old, she moved with her parents and an older brother, Robert Clifton, to a homestead farm in Ruth. She attended school in […]