Cortese, Mike

Mike Cortese Services: Have been held. Mike Cortese, 88, of Albuquerque, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Fort Sumner, to Nick and Mary Muto Cortese. He graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1936. He married Dorothy Erven on May 18, 1940. In […]

Bruns, Don

Don Bruns Mr. Don Bruns, 88, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Parkview Nursing Home. He was born on Feb. 25, 1915, in Mt. Park, Okla. He married Marie Robertson on Sept. 30, 1939, in Clovis. He moved to Muleshoe from Farwell in 1949. He was a farmer and a member of the […]

Bourne, Lillie

Lillie Bourne Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lillie Estell Bourne, 90, of Durant, Okla., a retired school cook, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, in Durant. She was born Jan. 16, 1913, in Cooper, Okla., to William Jasper and Mellie Lytle Jameson. She was a former resident of Clovis. She married Woodrow Wilson Bourne on Aug. […]

Police blotter 7/13

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: Police responded at 10 a.m. Saturday to the 800 block of Connelly and found two pit bulls barking and growling at two residents of a home who were pinned up against their porch. When the officer arrived, the dogs began charging […]

Gutierrez, Juanita

Juanita Gutierrez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Juanita P. Gutierrez, 95, Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born June 28, 1908, in Tigere, to Virginia and Francisquito Casaus. She spent her early life in Puerta de Luna and Fort Sumner. On Aug. 29, 1936, she married Matias Gutierrez […]

Blandford, Dale

Dale Blandford Services: Have been held. Mr. Dale Blandford, 70, of Gisela, Ariz., died Friday, July 4, 2003, at the Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, Ariz. He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Shamrock, Texas, to Raymond and Marie Blandford. He grew up in Portales. After high school he served in the U.S. Army […]

Wood, James

James Wood Services: Have been held. Mr. James “Jimmy” Wood, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, following a traffic accident west of Muleshoe. He was born on March 16, 1928, in Ballinger, Texas, to Lucy and William Troy Wood. Mr. Wood grew up in the Ballinger area. In 1945, he and his family […]

Gossett, Preston

Preston Gossett Services: Have been held. Mr. Preston Gossett, 88, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. He was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Spanish Fort, Texas, to Ida and Charlie P. Gossett. He moved to the Upton community west of Floyd in the mid-1930s. He […]

Coleman, Margaret

Margaret Coleman Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Fern Coleman, 63, of Farwell, a business owner, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Sundown, Texas, to Lewis and Hazel Matthews Lauhoff. She graduated from high school in Floyd in 1959. She married Jim Coleman on April 30, […]

Williamson, Betty

Betty Williamson Services: Have been held. Betty McCorkle Williamson, 67, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, June 22, 2003. She was born on Nov. 29, 1935, in Alamogordo to Robert R. and Vina McCorkle. She graduated from Taos High School in 1954. She married Bud Williamson in 1956. They moved to Albuquerque in 1959. She graduated from […]

Cox, J.D.

J.D. “Red” Cox, 77, of Lubbock, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Elida, to Sally Ann and J.D. “Dory” Cox. His mother died when he was 2 weeks old. He was raised by his grandmother until the age of 13. When his grandmother died he went […]

Foster, Lola

Mrs. Lola Fay Foster, 62, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on April 13, 1941, in Cuervo, to Johnny and Edna Harrison Cones. She moved to Fort Sumner in 1943 where she attended school. She married Dick Foster on Aug. 30, 1958, in Clovis. Family […]

Nassif, Charles

Charles Nassif Services: From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at French Mortuary, University Boulevard Chapel in Albuquerque. Mr. Charles A. Nassif, 56, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, on his yacht in Montego Bay. He was born on March 1, 1947. He graduated from Highland High School and Eastern New Mexico […]

Wormington, Clifford

Clifford Wormington Services:Have been held. Mr. Clifford Wormington, 80, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 19, 1923, in Minco, Okla., to Ida and Chester H. Wormington. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He moved to California where he went to work at […]

McGee, George

George McGee Services: Have been held. Mr. George E. McGee, 79, of Clovis, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1923, in Texas Creek, Colo., to Charles and Mary Green McGee. He was a decorated World War II veteran. He married Dolores Philbrook on […]

Craig, Potter

Potter Craig Services: Have been held. Mr. Potter Craig, 93, of Clovis, a retired cattleman, rancher and order buyer, died Monday, June 3, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 28, 1910, in Quitaque, Texas, to Thomas and Ethmel Potter Craig. He was a member of the Union Masonic Lodge No. 4 in Wagon […]

Curry, Harvey

Harvey Curry Services: No services will be held. Mrs. Harvey Lou Curry, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 25, 1915, in Henrietta, Texas, to William Harve and Tula Mae Childress Strawn. She married Paul Curry on Oct. 10, 1937, in Clovis. She was […]

Byrd, Robert

Robert Byrd Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert Byrd, 92, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on April 28, 1911, in Martin County, Texas. He married Ethel Irene Gray on Aug. 5, 1929, in Hale County, Texas. He moved to Clovis in 1965 from the […]

Block, William

William Block Services: Have been held. Mr. William Arthur “Bill” Block, 86, of Portales, died April 11, 2003, at a Temple, Texas, hospital. He was born on June 25, 1916, in at Gotebo, Okla., to Abraham and Agnes Martens Block. He married M. Lavada Mitchell on Dec. 28, 1935, in Hobart, Okla. He farmed his […]

Hundreds more come back to Cannon

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CNJ Staff Photo: Eric KluthJulie Worthy shares a moment with her fiance Senior Airman Conner Coleman Tuesday on the flight line at Cannon Air force Base. Coleman just returned to Cannon after taking part in the war efforts overseas. By Mike Linn CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was hard to tell if the tears […]