Maria Casaus

Maria Casaus of Portales died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born in Los Ojitos to Felicita and Abram Salazar. She grew up in Puerta de Luna. In 1940, she married Justo Casaus in Santa Rosa. They made their home in Fort Sumner, Sudan, Texas, and Roswell before moving […]

Virgil Blakley

Virgil Blakley, 92, of the Rogers community, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Dickens, Texas. His family moved by covered wagon to Capitan in 1919. They moved to the Rogers community in 1921. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1932. He […]

Hardin, R.B.

R.B. (Junior) Hardin Jr., 75, Portales died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Pleasant Hill to Minnie and R.B. Hardin. He graduated from Portales High School in 1948. He married Nell Burns on April 8, 1950, in Portales. For several years starting in […]

McCaig, Aline

Aline McCaig, 81, of Duncan, Okla. and formerly of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Edmond, Okla. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Hulen, Okla., to Maston and Amanda “Chasteen” Cook. She married Henry McCaig on Sept. 19, 1942, in Comanche County, Okla. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church […]

DFA farmers back Cannon effort

CNJ staff Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., have joined “Operation Keep Cannon,” a grassroots campaign to keep Cannon Air Force Base, according to a DFA press release. “DFA’s dairy farmers don’t want to see the base close,” said Wayne Palla, Clovis dairy farmer and chairman for DFA’s Southwest Area Council. “We are huge supporters of […]

Kelly, John

John Kelly Services: Have been held. Mr. John Edward Kelly, 55, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on July 29, 1949, in Clovis, to Charles and Luella Hamilton Kelly. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; a brother, David Kelly (and […]

Stobb, Beverly

Beverly Stobb Services: Have been held. Beverly Oralene Stobb, 41, of Denton, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. She was born on April 16, 1963, in Fort Sumner, to Harlin Wayne and Glennas Stobb. She attended school in Portales and graduated in 1981. While attending Portales High School, she won the state championship in shot […]

Martin, Mildred

Mildred Martin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mildred Belle Martin, 87, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 25, 1917, in Ardmore, Okla., to Clarence Davenport and Mary Lula Long. She was a member of the Fairfield Extension Club, the 16th and Pile […]

Morris, Harvey Wayne

Harvey Wayne Morris Services: Have been held. Harvey Wayne Morris, 68, of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 24, 1935, in Clovis, to Lee and Alice Wana Bradshaw Morris. He married Meredith June Petersen on March 25, 1960, in Warwick, R.I. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 […]

Elliott, Mary

Mary Elliott Services: Have been held. Mary Elliott, 77, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1927, in Newport, Pa., to Robert and Mary Catherine Leinaweaver. Family members said she worked in food preparation for many years and was known for being a great […]