Purselley, Mae

Mae Purselley, 101, of Farwell died Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 8, 1904, in Hatfield, Ark., to Wilson and Nora Davis. She married C.B. Purselley on March 12, 1922, in Texico. She moved to New Mexico in 1909 with her parents, three sisters, and two brothers. They homesteaded […]

McMath, Robert “Bob”

Robert “Bob” McMath, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at his home in Portales. He was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Mulberry, Ark., to Vicie and Robert N. McMath. He grew up in Wagner, Okla. In the late 1950s he moved to Hagerman where he worked hauling hay. On Jan. 10, 1967, in […]

Juan Astorga

Juan Astorga, 74, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Ramos, Mexico, to Otilia and Manuel Astorga. He grew up in Durango, Mexico. At 14, he moved to the Unites States to work in farming in various places. For the past 12 years he […]

Dorsey “Doc” Nash

Dorsey “Doc” Nash, 97, of Floyd died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Retirement Ranch. He was born June 30, 1908, in Floyd to Ida Bell and James P. Nash. He married Edith Herbert Ball on Aug. 12, 1954. He attended school in Floyd and graduated in 1927. He attended one year of agricultural classes […]

Joy Ruth Bradley

Joy Ruth Bradley, 83, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born May 4, 1922, in Loraine, Texas, to Alma and Floyd T. Kennedy. Her family moved to Portales when she was a small child. She graduated from Portales High School in 1940. She was a nurse […]

Wright, Byron

Byron O’Lester Wright, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 17, 1923, in Blythe, Calif., to John Bryson Wright and the former Ora Mae Peavey. He attended school in Opland, Texas, before moving with his parents to Fort Sumner during his […]

Maria Casaus

Maria Casaus of Portales died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born in Los Ojitos to Felicita and Abram Salazar. She grew up in Puerta de Luna. In 1940, she married Justo Casaus in Santa Rosa. They made their home in Fort Sumner, Sudan, Texas, and Roswell before moving […]

Shirley, G.R.

G.R. Shirley, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at his home northeast of Portales. He was born Nov. 1, 1922, Quay County to Lucille and James D. Shirley. He contracted polio at the age of 9 months, and spent much of his younger years in various hospitals in Texas, New Mexico, California and Arizona. He […]

Miller, Nell

Nell Miller, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at her residence in Portales. She was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Silverton, Texas, to Edna and Bill Miller. She grew up in Silverton where she attended school. She then moved to Pitchfork where she worked as a bus driver. She lived in various places […]

Ward, Alton

Alton M. Ward, 74, of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born July 5, 1931, to David S. and Fannie Riley Ward in Portales. He married Betty Ann Cherry on Aug. 9, 1948, in Amarillo. He worked in asphalt construction for K. Barnett & Sons for […]

Pacheco, Benigno

Benigno Sena “Benny”’ Pacheco, 78, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center He was born March 30, 1927, in Wilcox, Ariz., to Rudolfo and Arcelia Sena Pacheco. He married Tiodora “Lola” Griego Sept. 4, 1950, in Hereford, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was […]

Massey, James (Junior)

James I. (Junior) Massey, 82, of Portales died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Englewood, Calf., to Ruth and James I. Massey. He moved to the Lingo community with his parents at a young age. He graduated from the Lingo schools in 1941. […]

Neville, Velma

Velma Neville, 93, of Portales died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at her home. She was born Jan. 8, 1912, in Spur, Texas, to Edna Mae and T.F. Danforth. Her family homesteaded near Lingo when she was in her early teens and she attended school at Lingo. She was trained as a beautician, and established a […]

Lopez, Joyce “Flaca”

Joyce “Flaca” Lopez, 44, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 3, 1961, to Charles and Joyce Brann Lamphear in Gloversville, N.Y. She married Leo Lopez Nov. 29, 1981, in Speculator, N.Y. She worked as a cook. She was preceded in death by her […]

Pinson, Victoria “Vicky”

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn. She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn for several years. […]

Jones, Elmer C.

Mr. Elmer Carl Jones, 70, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Clovis to Robert and Lou Ellen Jones. He married Gail Dunn on March 30, 1957, in Clovis. He was a lifelong Clovis-area resident. He went to school in Ranchvale. He owned […]

Craig, Neomia

Neomia M. Craig, 85, of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born April 7, 1920, in Longview, Texas, to William Edward and Eular Lee Swansy McMihelk. She married Bishop James Craig on July 18, 1954, in Clovis. She got her bachelor’s degree in 1975 and her master’s degree […]

Carpenter, Blanche

Mrs. Blanche Carpenter, 76, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born March 10, 1929, in Clovis to Jake and Ethel Eller. She was active in theater productions and was the first FHA president. She served as secretary for three Clovis Municipal Schools superintendents. After retirement, family members said she […]

Baglien, Christopher E. “Chris”

Christopher Eugene “Chris” Baglien, 48, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 25, 1956, to Eugene and Anne White Baglien in Wimpole, England. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1975. He married Trudy Wiggins on March 15, 1980 in Clovis. He was a […]

Moore, Dean

Dean Moore Services: 2 p.m., Wednesday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. Dean Moore, 73, of Portales, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 5, 1932, in Baileyboro, Texas, to Syble and Curtis Moore. The Moore family moved to Portales from Morton, Texas, in 1942. […]