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 […]