Avery, James C.

James Cicero Avery Services: 11 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday at Christ Chapel First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville, Tenn. James Cicero Avery, 84, of Greeneville, Tenn., a retail business owner and manager, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 23, 1920, in Dover, N.C. He served in the U.S. Navy from […]

King, James

James King Services: Have been held. James Andrew “Andy” King, 87, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 25, 1917, in Abilene, Texas, to James Cleborn and Christi Anderson King. He married Hazel Day on Sept. 11, 1938, in Abilene, Texas. He later remarried Patsy Moody in […]

Local Presbyterians support local vote on ordination

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer When commissioners to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted on July 2 not to make a technical change that would have allowed local churches and regional presbyteries to ordain homosexuals, they did so by a narrow margin: 259 to 255. All three local Presbyterian pastors […]

Mecham, Mary “Sandy”

Mary “Sandy” Mecham Services: Have been held. Mary “Sandy” Mecham, 84, of Tucumcari, a homemaker, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 9, 1920, in Murphysboro, Ill., to Oscar and Mary Watt Lutz. Family members said she will be remembered as an active sportswoman who […]

McCarty, Jasper ‘Newt’

Jasper ‘Newt’ McCarty Services: Have been held. Jasper “Newt” McCarty, 69, of Rio Rancho died Thursday, March 11, 2004. Family members said McCarty served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He founded Joan’s Chili Pepper Emporium and was associated with Mac’s Steak in the Rough restaurants, they said. Family […]

Smith, Elizabeth B.

Elizabeth B. Smith Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elizabeth B. Smith, 95, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at her home north of Clovis. She was born Feb. 5, 1908, in Gratiot County, Mich., to Bertha Mae Johnson and Daniel Martin Bartlett. She grew up with two brothers and a sister in Omaha, Neb. In 1928, […]

Burkel, Marjorie

Marjorie Burkel Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marjorie Burkel, 83, of Portales, died Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 30, 1920, in Smithville, Mo., to Lela and Joshua E. Kindred. She grew up in Smithville and graduated from high school there in 1938. On Aug. […]

Wall, Charles

Charles Wall Services: Have been held. Mr. Charles Lee Wall, 74, of Clovis, a mechanic, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born March 14, 1929, in Amarillo, to Lonnie and Mertie Chambers Wall. He married Vernell Stephens July 25, 1952, in Clovis. He retired from Cannon Air […]