Blain, Billie

Billie Marie Blain, 75, of Farwell, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on June 2, 1929, in Ventura, Calif., to L.T. and Ollie Inez Utsman. Family members said her passions were her family and her service to the Lord as church secretary. She was preceded in death […]

Wallis, Eugene

Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene Wallis, 40, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 3, 1963, in Tulsa, Okla., to the Rev. Hugh and Mary Wallis. His family moved to Portales in 1975. He was a 1982 graduate of Portales High School, where […]

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 […]

Grimshaw, Vida Mae

Vida Mae Grimshaw Services: Have been held. Mrs. Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92, of Elida, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Sept. 17, 1911, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Bama and Rev. R W. Bynum. Her family moved from Hamilton County, Texas, to the Elida community when […]

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 […]

Williams, Fred

Fred Williams Services: Have been held. The Rev. Fred R. Williams, 91, of Dallas, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Williamsburg Village in Desoto, Texas. He was born on Oct. 27, 1912, in Marlin, Texas, to Sam and Rosie Williams. He married Lizzie Mae Baker on Feb. 9, 1934. He was a minister for over […]

Reed, Manila

Manila Reed Services: Have been held. Mrs. Manila Azalea Reed, 76, of Clovis, a housewife, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 21, 1927, in Flomot, Texas, to H.A. and Mary Stephens. She attended school in Clovis. She was a member of Central Baptist Church […]

Hawkins, Frances M.

Frances M. Hawkins Services: Have been held. Frances M. Hawkins, 79, of Bovina, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 17, 1924, in Kado, Okla. She married Lloyd Gober on Dec. 19, 1946, in New Mexico. She married Erith Hawkins in 1995, in New Mexico. She […]

Rivera, Sofia

Sofia Rivera Services: Have been held. Sofia Rivera, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 6, 1916, in Millersview, Texas, to Sixto Terrazas and Leandra Guzman. She was a homemaker and a member of Iglesia Bautista Belen Church in Clovis. She married […]

Grubelnik , Florence

Florence Mildred “Mickey” Grubelnik, 83, of Raton died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Miners’ Colfax Medical Center in Raton. She was born on Nov. 28, 1920, to Ethel Mae and William L. Turner. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Family members said she enjoyed hunting and fishing. She was preceded in death […]

Wood, Ina

Ina Wood Services: Have been held. Ina Mardee Grissom Wood, 74, of Farwell, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Tulia, Texas, to Windsor and Ina Lacewell. She attended public schools in Rosedale. She studied cosmetology in Clovis. She married Herman Grissom on Dec. 25, 1949, […]

Weddings 4/25 — Parham

Parham Tami Myers of Melrose and Jeffrey Parham of Hobbs were joined in marriage on April 9, 2004, at the home of the bride’s parents in Melrose. The Rev. Mitchell Gray performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Elaine Myers of Melrose. She is the granddaughter of Annie Willis of […]

Lucero Jr., C.D.

C.D. Lucero Jr., 69, of Portales, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 10, 1935, in Encino, to Anita and Calletano Lucero. He grew up in Encino. He was drafted into the Army in 1954. He served for 21 years as a mechanic before retiring. He […]

Fenton, Leonard

Leonard Fenton Services: Have been held. Leonard Fenton, 78, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Covenant Lakeside Medical Center in Lubbock. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Jim Maxwell at Trinity Life Center, formerly the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Portales Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Cole, Jerry

Jerry Cole Services: Have been held. Jerry Cole, 35, of Clovis, a railroad conductor, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on Oct. 2, 1968, in Clovis. He graduated from Farwell High School in 1986. He married Joanne Griffin on Sept. 25, 1993, in Clovis. Family members said he was a pilot […]

Bogard, Fred

Fred Bogard Services: Have been held. Fred Bogard, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 24, 1929, in Logan, to Walter and Clarice LaRue Bogard. He married Goldie Hodge on Aug. 26, 1950, in Tucumcari. He was in the car business since he […]

Clifton, Ethelyne McCasland

Ethelyne McCasland Clifton Services: Have been held. Ethelyne McCasland Clifton, 74, of Melrose died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. She was born June 12, 1929, at Grady to Lester and Orial Hendricks McCasland. She graduated from Melrose High School. She married Hoyt Clifton on May 6, 1948, in Melrose. […]

Washington, Rosa Darlene

Rosa Darlene Washington Services: Have been held. Rosa Darlene Washington, 56, of Earth, Texas, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, in Littlefield, Texas. She was born on July 24, 1947, in Clovis, to Robert D. Williams and Bessie Johnson. She attended public schools in Clovis. She married Marvin Washington on Dec. 22, 2000, in […]

Dougharty, Bernard Wilmot

Bernard Wilmot Dougharty Services: Jave been held. Bernard Wilmot Dougharty, 78, of Alamogordo died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, in Las Cruces. He was born on Feb. 2, 1925, in Haskell, Texas. He was a graduate of Stamford, Texas, High School, Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He […]

This week: The N.M. caucus for dummies

Ned Cantwell Many readers have asked for clarification on certain points regarding the upcoming Democratic political caucus in New Mexico. They have asked also if I am going to reveal details of a certain sex scandal regarding one of those candidates. I am here to serve. Questions, please. > Can anyone beat Howard Dean in […]