Kelley, E.C.

E.C. Kelley Services:Have been held. E.C. “Shorty” Kelley, 82, of Phoenix, formerly of Earth, Texas, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Phoenix. He was born on Nov. 6, 1922, in Eldorado, Okla., to John and Clara Kelley. He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army in Sicily, Naples, southern […]

Peaslee, Wilma F.

Wilma F. Peaslee Services: Have been held. Wilma F. Peaslee, 79, of Phoenix, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, in Phoenix. She was born on Nov. 15, 1926, to Jessie and Callie Miller Rierson. She married Leonard Peaslee in Clovis in 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Coy Fryar. Survivors include […]

Simmons , William

William Simmons Services:Have been held. Mr. William Delano Simmons, 64, of Clovis, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 18, 1940, in Phoenix, to Otha and Ruth Cooper Simmons. He was a resident of Clovis since 1996, moving from Phoenix. Family members said he loved […]

Howard, Roy

Roy Howard Services: Have been held. Roy C. Howard Sr., 92, of Phoenix, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Desert Sky Nursing Home in Phoenix. He was born on Nov, 11, 1912 in Motley County, Texas. From 1955 until 1997 he was a general contractor in Alamogordo. He was preceded in death by his wife, […]

Worrell, Dorothy

Services: have been held. Mrs. Dorothy S. Worrell, 86, of Farwell, died March 3, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on Aug. 18, 1918, in Chicago, to Lawrence and Elvina Schlee. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Lawrence Schlee; and a daughter, Diane Worrell Conroy. Survivors include […]

Bollinger, Joe

Joe Bollinger Services:Have been held. Joe Bollinger, 74, of Phoenix, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Phoenix. He was born on April 25, 1930, in Portales, to Ruben and Josie Bollinger. Family members said he was optimistic, had a creative spirit and a thirst for learning. Survivors include two brothers; five children; 26 grandchildren; and […]

Gragg, Wilbur

Wilbur Gragg Services: Have been held. Mr. Wilbur Thomas Gragg, 85, of Clovis, retired, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 3, 1919, in Nara Visa in Quay County, to William and Alma Gragg. He graduated from Nara Visa High School in 1937 and attended Eastern […]

New Mexico conducive to foreign visitors

by Grant McGee The Cannon Air Force Base folks had a real good air show a few weeks ago. Thousands of folks from around our region came to see the planes and aerial displays. Some jets were brought up from Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo — an F-117 Stealth and a German Tornado. I […]

Our weather a breeze compared to some

By Grant McGee Clovis was blessed with a real gullywasher of a thunderstorm last Saturday night. That’s the way it is here on the High Plains, a place of weather extremes: windy periods or periods of hot air with no movement; drought or day after day of afternoon thunderstorms; the dry line to our west, […]

Ware, Leonard Lawrence

Leonard Lawrence Ware Services: Have been held. Leonard Lawrence Ware, 95, of Phoenix, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in Phoenix. He was born on Aug. 25, 1908, in Corsicana, Texas, to Jefferson and Effie Ware. He was a retired minister. Survivors include his wife, Loleta Ware; and three daughters, Ruby Copeland, Velma Kirk and Leta […]

Brownd, Ruth

Ruth Brownd Services: Have been held. Ruth Brownd, 87, of Phoenix, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Phoenix. She was born on June 30, 1916, in Gainesville, Texas, to Luther Thomas and Maude Ann Webster Mackey. She was a graduate of New Deal (Texas) High School. She married Rance Verna Brownd on April 21, 1935, […]

Burkett, Harvey

Harvey Burkett Services: Have been held. Mr. Harvey Burkett, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 11, 1919, in Senath, Mo., to William and Maggie Tillson Burkett. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Venona Fay Spence on May 1,1947, […]

Dunn, Mary

Mary Dunn Services: Have been held. Ms. Mary Louise Dunn, 84, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 6, 1919, in Louisville, Ky., to Raymond A. and Katherine Schnebley Welsh. She was a resident of Clovis since 1991. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude […]