Pulliam, Howard M.

Howard M. Pulliam, 81, of Greenville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at a nursing home. He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Bellview to Sterling and Polly Mitchell. He married Avice Clayton in Portales March 31, 1944. He worked for John Deere for 32 years and also served in the U.S. Army. He was […]

Hottman Jr., David

Mr. David Hottman Jr., 68, of Clovis, died Oct. 1, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born April 6, 1937, in Port Gamble, Wash. He worked on the B-2 plane for 10 years at Northrup-Grummin in Pico-Rivera, Calif. He retired the Air Force as a staff sergeant after 21 years of service. Family […]

Former Clovis firefighter at forefront of rescue effort

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Donald A’mour (red helmet) spent 10 days in New Orleans with a Texas rescue team. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer As America watched in horror news footage of Hurricane Katrina devastate historical New Orleans, Clovis resident Linda D’Amour sat at the edge of her seat. Her son Donald was there on screen, […]

Saiz-Sanchez, Espira

Espira Saiz-Sanchez Services: Have been held. Espira Saiz-Sanchez, infant, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 31, 2005, in Clovis. Survivors include her parents, Roberto Sanchez and Nancy Saiz; a brother, Matt Saiz; two sisters, Nichole Lujan and Ave Sanchez; her grandparents, Macario and Adela […]

Steelman, John

John Steelman Services: Have been held. John Russell “JR” Steelman, 53, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 20, 1951, in Huntington, to John “Jack” and Nada Parsons Steelman. He was preceded in death by his father; his maternal grandparents, Dr. D.R. and Henrietta Armbrecht Parsons; […]

Marney, Michael

Michael Marney Services: Have been held.  Mr. Michael Alexander Marney, 43, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in Belen. He was born on Sept. 15, 1961, in Brandon, Suffolk County, England. He lived in Lubbock most of his life and moved to Clovis six months ago.   He was preceded in death by his […]

Bataan Death March survivors break ground for memorial

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Bataan Death March survivor Irvin Butler of Portales, left, was imprisoned for 3 1/2 years after being captured. Bataan Death March survivor Louis “Kildee” Herring is at right. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — With golden-tipped shovels in their hands, six survivors of the […]

Page, Sherry

Sherry Page Services: Have been held. Mrs. Sherry Page, 53, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 7, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., to Virginia and Robert Smith. She grew up in Pomona, Calif., where she attended schools. She then attended Eastern New Mexico […]

Gilbert, Harry

Harry James Gilbert, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healcare in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1942, in El Paso, Texas, to John Thomas and Hazel Nash Gilbert. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the transportation Corps, ACCTK Comand. He was a […]

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 […]