Fitzgerald, Johnnie L.

Johnnie L. Fitzgerald, 79, of Plains, Texas, died Wednesday Nov. 9, 2005, at his home in Plains. He was born May 27, 1926, to John and Dillie Fitzgerald in Terry County. He attended school at Plains High School and Texas Tech University. He married Melba Starnes on Aug. 28, 1949, in Brownfield. He served on […]

Genavee Clemmons

Genavee Clemmons, of Lubbock, Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at her residence. She was a native of Floyd County. She graduated from Lubbock High School and attended Texas Tech. She married Bob Clemmons Nov.13,1956, in Lovington. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and Beta Sigma Phi. […]

Dickenson, Melvin Ray

Melvin Ray Dickenson, 74, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch. He was born Feb. 9, 1931, at Smyer, Texas. He moved to Clovis from West Texas in March 1948. He attended Clovis High School and was drafted by the Army in 1951. After serving two years at Fort Bliss. He returned to […]

Teaching religion as science devalues both

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist “And the Lord did look with discontent upon the town of Dover in the province of Pennsylvania. For Dover was a wicked and prideful place and had turned its back on God. Its people had voted out school board members who tried to introduce intelligent design into schools as an […]

Pleasant, Doris

Doris Pleasant Services: Have been held. Doris Lee Pleasant, 78, of Clovis, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on July 23, 1927, in Covington, Va., to Jesse and Dorothy Empy Davis. She worked at Clovis Hotel, Holiday Inn and the American Legion Post 117. Her life’s work […]

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, […]

Newman, Hattie

Hattie Newman Services: Have been held. Hattie “Irene” Newman, 97, of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at the home of her sister. She was born on Jan. 23, 1908, in Proctor, Texas. She came to New Mexico in 1924. She married James B. Newman in 1926. They lived in San Jon for a number […]

Swopes, Dan

Dan Swopes Services: Have been held. Dan Swopes, 59, of Portales, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Portales, to Essie and Walter R. Swopes He graduated from Portales High School in 1963, and was active in FFA while in school. He was employed […]

Gist, Jr., Everett H.

Everett H. Gist, Jr. Services: Have been held. Everett H. Gist, Jr., 77, of Dalhart, Texas, died Sunday, May 8, 2005. He was born on Feb. 11, 1928, in Sulfer, Okla. to Everett Horace Sr. and Myrtle Bee (Higgs) Gist. He was raised in Texhoma, Okla., and attended school on the Texas side and Oklahoma […]

English, Rev. Robert A.

Services: Have been held. The Rev. Robert A. English, 90, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 2, 1914, in Tarrant County, Texas, to John Robert and Lydia Coomer English. He was a Methodist minister and served at Trinity Methodist in Clovis from […]

Watkins, Gary

Gary Watkins Services: Have been held. The Rev. Gary W. Watkins, 55, of East Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 14, 1950, in Clovis, to William and Dorothy Canipe Watkins. He married Saundra Culberth on June 6, 1970, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by […]

Swopes, Raymond

Services: Have been held. Mr. Raymond Durwood Swopes, 74, of Roswell, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his home in Roswell. He was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Melrose, to Edna and Walter Swopes. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1939. From 1949 until 1977 he was employed by the state Highway Department. […]

McCarty, Lelah

Services: have been held. Lelah “Bonita” McCarty, 89, of House, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 6, 1915, in Enid, Okla. She was an elementry school teacher in Oklahoma, Cimarron, and House. She was the founder of the House Pantry in House, and served […]

Crow, David

David Crow Services: Have been held. The Rev. David Crow, 90, of Melrose, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 3, 1914, in Balmorhea, Texas, to W.S. and Annie Myrtle Crow. He married Maxine Nappier on June 23, 1940. He attended Hardin-Simmons. They moved to New […]

Burrell, Trevor

Trevor Burrell Services: have been held. Trevor Wade Burrell, 19 of Canyon, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born on Feb. 27,1985, in Canyon, Texas. He graduated from Canyon High School in 2003 and enlisted in the U. S. Army on July 22, 2003. He completed his basic training at Fort Benning, […]

Sprouls, Darwin M.

Darwin M. Sprouls Have been held. Darwin M. Sprouls, 83, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at the Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. He was born on Jan. 23, 1921, in Jayton, Texas, to James C. and Mary Alma Mayfield Sprouls. He was a certified public accountant and retired from his practice in 1991. […]

Downey, Levi Trent

Levi Trent Downey Services: Have been held. Mr. Levi Trent Downey, 19, of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County. He was born on Dec. 26, 1984, in Tucumcari, to Dwain and Susan Downey. He graduated as valedictorian from House High School in May 2003. Family members said he was a fun-loving young […]

Wilkerson, Carla

Carla Wilkerson Services: Have been held. Carla Lynn Wilkerson, 50 of Lubbock, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. She was born on Nov. 11, 1953, in Dublin, Texas, to James R. and Mary Alice Wilkerson. She graduated from Phoenix Christian High School in Arizona in 1972 where she was homecoming queen. She worked for several years […]

Ware, Joyce

Joyce Ware Services: Have been held. Mrs. Joyce Ethelyn Ware, 74, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 6, 1930, in Geneva, N.Y., to the Rev. J. F. and Grace Hamilton. She graduated from Grady High School in 1948. She married Bob Ware […]

McCraw, John

John McCraw Services: Have been held. Rev. John McCraw, 85, of Elida, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 26, 1919, in Rayne, La., to Stella and John M. McCraw. He grew up in Louisiana during the 1930s. He married Wanda Ann Tobey on Nov. 25, […]