Ronquillo, Willie

Mr. Willie Ronquillo, 72, of Texico, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 29, 1933, in Los Ojitos. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1959 and in the Army National Guard from 1959 to 1979. He was the city marshal of Texico in the […]

War memories make for exciting walks

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Editor’s note: Bob Huber’s column will move to Tuesdays beginning next week. Before the days of retirement homes, my grandfather Opa lived with us a few years as part of an autumn quest in his life. He wanted to spend his remaining days with his five far-flung sons, one at […]

Hall, Dorothy

Dorothy Hall Services:Have been held. Dorothy Hall, 79, of Portales died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born June 2, 1926, in Nashville, Ark., to Florence and Leldon D. Medlock. She grew up in Arkansas. On Dec. 27, 1945, she married Willie Davis. The couple had five children. He […]

Willie Nelson concert today

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Country music artist Willie Nelson will be rolling into town today for a concert at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Billy Joe Shaver, country music singer/songwriter, will start the show at 7:30 p.m. and Nelson will follow, according to promoter Bruce Williams. “Things […]

Residents eagerly await Willie Nelson concert

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — People of all ages from Portales are eagerly awaiting the arrival of country music legend Willie Nelson to Portales. Nelson will be in concert on Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with Billy Joe Shaver as the opening act. Faith Triumphant Christian […]

Ennis , Willie

Willie Ennis Services: Have been held. Willie Clinton Ennis, 77, of Norman, Okla., formerly of Tucumcari, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Coalgate, Okla., to Arson and Evelyn Ennis. He married Roxie Williams Townsend on Jan. 24, 1945, in Ada, Okla. He was preceded in […]

Smith, William Ted

William Ted Smith Services: Have been held. William Ted Smith, 93, of Farwell, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born Nov. 11, 1911, in Hassell to Grover and Willie Bell Smith. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a rancher and of the Protestant faith. […]

Willie Nelson coming to ENMU

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials confirmed Tuesday country music legend Willie Nelson will appear in concert May 11 in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building. Tickets will be go on sale starting Thursday for ENMU students and staff and Saturday for the general public. School officials are […]

Hall , Henry Jr.

Henry Hall Jr. Services: Have been held. Henry “Sugar Daddy” Hall Jr., 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 9, 1938, to Henry and LeAnna Bell Hall in Grace, Miss. In 1957 he married Katie Mae in Greenville, Miss. He worked for the […]

Cody, Shelley Lynn

Shelley Lynn Cody Services: Have been held. Shelley Lynn Cody, 4 months, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 6, 2004, in Lubbock, to Archie Dale Cody Jr. and Tracie Lynn Garrett. Survivors include her mother and father, both of Clovis; two grandmothers, […]