Don’t live by society’s expectations

By Leonard Pitts An open letter to African-American kids: The other day, I used a big word in this column. The word was brobdingnagian; it’s from a book called “Gulliver’s Travels” by Jonathan Swift, a fantasy about a man whose adventures take him to a number of strange lands. One of those lands was Brobdingnag, […]

Romero, Stephen M.

Stephen Maro Romero Services: Have been held. Stephen Maro Romero, 54, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on June 3, 1950, in Clovis, to Maro Joe Romero and Mary “La La” Romero. He was a cook and worked at Buena Vista Nursing Home. He […]

Reid, Douglas

Douglas Reid Services: Have been held. Mr. Douglas Ray Reid, 34, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 30, 1970, in Clovis, to Gary Don and Zane Reid. He married Christal Gutierrez on June 17, 1994, in Clovis. Family members said he loved […]

Lee, Anna Fay

Anna Fay Lee Services: Have been held. Mrs. Anna Fay Lee, 88, of Elida, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Oct. 4, 1916, in Tahoka, Texas, to Fay and Clayton Standefer. She was the oldest of eight children born to the Standefer family. She grew […]

Huddleston, Don

Don Huddleston Services: Have been held. Mr. Don Huddleston, 79, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on May 1, 1925, in Richland Springs, Texas, to Jessie and Eli Huddleston. He served in the Navy during World War II. On Feb. 25, 1946, in Brewton, Ala. […]

Colson, Eck

Eck Colson Services: Have been held. Mr. Eck Colson, 76, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 26, 1928, in Willie Grove, Tenn., to James and Vera Colson. He moved to Clovis from Tennessee in 1952. He married Lavern Barker on July 16, 1969, in […]

Black, Sonny L.

Sonny Lee Black Services:Have been held. Mr. Sonny Lee Black, 34, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 5, 1970, in Stutgart, Germany, to Liddie and Tom Bill Black. He grew up in Deming and in 1989 he graduated from Deming High School. Following graduation […]

Yi, TuHa

TuHa Yi Services: Have been held. Mr. TuHa Yi, 50, of Portales, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 24, 1954, in South Korea to Chom Sul (Choe) and Won Chin Yi. He grew up near Teagu, South Korea. He met and married Debbie R. Jones […]

Younger, Billie J.

Billie J. Younger Services: Have been held. Mrs. Billie J. Younger, 77, of Melrose, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 30, 1927, in Shamrock, Texas, to W. H. and Ruby Corzine. She moved to Field in 1952 and then to Melrose in 1956. She […]

Sizemore, Glen Jackson

Glen Jackson Sizemore Services:Have been held. Glen Jackson Sizemore, 89, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born on Sept. 7, 1916, in Dallas, to Oscar and Ollie Jackson Sizemore. He moved to Roswell in 1926. While in Roswell he attended school and at the age of 12 began painting […]