Kirksey, Clarence

Clarence Truman Kirksey, 95, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. He was born on Jan. 13, 1911, in Blanket, Texas, to John Edward Kirksey and Sarah Angeline Goates. In 1927, Clarence and his brothers drove a covered wagon from Brownwood, Texas, to Portales. A resident of Odessa, Texas, since 1958, he owned and […]

Martin, Ervin Lester

Ervin Lester Martin, 71, of Odessa, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He was born May 30, 1934, to Aaron and Velma Martin in San Jon. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol; and son Andrew Martin of Odessa; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A family visitation will be held from […]

Rodriguez Jr., Ascension N.

Ascension N. Rodriguez Jr., 3, of Waynesville, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at St. John’s Breech Regional Medical Center in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was born Aug. 31, 2002, in Clovis to Ascension N. and Krystal Marie Lopez Rodriguez. He is survived by his father of Odessa, Texas; his mother, of Clovis; a […]

CHS BRIEFS: Cavegirls get past Lady Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Carlsbad put an end to Clovis High’s school-record 10-match winning streak, edging the Lady Wildcats 25-23, 25-7, 18-25, 14-25, 15-13 Thursday in the District 4-5A and regular-season volleyball finale for both teams. Despite the loss, Clovis (14-6, 3-1 district) has a bye to the finals of the 4-5A tournament. Third-seeded Carlsbad […]

Garza, Damian James

Damian James Garza Services:Have been held. Pfc. Damian James Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Aug. 4, 2005, in Afghanistan. He was born on Dec. 31, 1985, in Portales. He attended Odessa High and Zion Christian School in Odessa and in Alamo, Texas. He served as a Ranger in the U.S. Army. He is survived […]

Former area resident dies in Afghanistan

Freedom Newspapers Jaime Garza said his son wanted to be in the military since he was youngster growing up in Portales watching planes take off from Cannon Air Force Base. Army Pfc. Damian Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Thursday in Afghanistan after his vehicle slid off the road into a river near Jalalabad. It […]

Gomez, Abundio

Abundio Gomez Services: Have been held. Mr. Abundio Gomez, 75, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 6, 1930, in Presidio County, Texas, to Inocenta and Francisco Gomez. He lived most of his life in the Presidio area. For many years he worked as a heavy equipment […]

Mathis, Kenneth

Kenneth Mathis Services:Have been held. Kenneth Gene Mathis, 64, of Graham, Texas, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, in Graham, Texas. He was born June 23, 1940, in El Centro, Calif., to Wesley Thaddius and Evie Lena Oliver Mathis. He married Jackie Collins on May 28, 2003. He had been employed by Remington Apparel in Graham, […]

Griffin, Jim

Jim Griffin Services: Have been held. Mr. Jim Griffin, 61, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Logan. He was born July 16, 1943, in Clovis, to Nettie Lou and Roy J. Griffin. He grew up in Portales. He married Norma Faye Luce on Aug. 11, 1959. He made his home in Portales […]

Greyhounds lasso win in Odessa

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Sophomore Stetson Herrera of Marvel, Colo., won the bareback riding competition, leading Eastern New Mexico University to men’s title last weekend at the Odessa College Rodeo. ENMU scored 220 points followed by Odessa College with 185. ENMU senior James Gililland teamed up with Clayton Jackson of Tarleton State to win […]

Ferguson, Gladys

Gladys Ferguson Services: Have been held. Gladys Ferguson, 80, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Odessa Medical Center in Odessa, Texas. She was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Lorain, Ohio, to Arelia and Charles Zimmerman. She grew up in Lorain. She married John Ferguson on March 26, 1941, in Bay City, Ill. […]

Williams, Charles

Charles Williams Services: Have been held. Charles Augusta “Gus” Williams Jr., 44, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, in Tacoma, Wash. He was born on May 5, 1960, in Clovis, to Augusta and Marie Williams. Family members said he was a well-known athlete and was liked by everyone. They also said he participated […]

Finchers outslug Mystery

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Raul Ochoa of Odessa’s Mystery connects on a pitch in the first game of a double header against Lubbock’s Jimmy Finchers. (CNJ Photo/Mike Linn) CNJ Staff In a high-scoring game that included several hard-hitting Texans, Lubbock’s Jimmy Finchers was one run better than Odessa’s Mystery in Sunday’s championship game in the men’s competitive division of […]

Wildcats dominate own meet

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Clovis senior Ben Teconchuk swept the 100 and 200 meters. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clovis coach Darren Kelley knows winning Saturday’s Clovis Invitational was little more than a formality. He knows the quality of competition over the next three weeks will be greatly improved. It’s what he doesn’t know that keeps the […]

Local Roundup 2/17

Staff reports Texas runoff election takes place today The runoff election in Texas District 31 between Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Kirk Edwards, R-Odessa, is today. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) The election is to fill the vacant seat of resigning Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo, who recently was appointed ambassador […]

Turner, Kimberly Dawn

Kimberly Dawn Turner Services: Have been held. Kimberly Dawn Turner, 16, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. She was born on Sept. 29, 1987, in Midland, Texas. She was a sophomore student at Permian High School and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded […]

Hare, Floyd

Floyd Hare Services: Have been held. Mr. Floyd Hare, 82, of Wylie, Texas, died Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2003, at Hospice House in Odessa, Texas. He was born on June 28, 1921, in Throckmorton, Texas, to Lula Bell and Austin Hare. His early years were spent in Throckmorton. While he was in high school, the […]

King, Oma

Oma King Services: Have been held. Mrs. Oma Little Akin King, 96, of Odessa, Texas, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at the Home Hospice House in Odessa. She was born on Aug. 3, 1906, in Gilmore, Ky., to Flint and Susan Little. She married Bo Akin in 1923 and she married Mike King in 1962. […]