Cones, Clarence

Services: have been held.

Clarence Cones, 70, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

He was born on March 5, 1934, in Cuervo, to Johnny H. and Edna Harrison Cones.

He was raised in Cuervo, Santa Rosa, and made his home in Fort Sumner in 1945. He married Louise Cones on Jan. 3, 1952, in Fort Sumner.

He owned and operated a grocery store in Fort Sumner for several years and later operated a feed store. He worked as a farmer in the Fort Sumner Valley most of his life. He was employed by K.W. Cubers, and later for Finney and Head Farms. He drove a truck for Furr’s for several years until his retirement. Family members said he enjoyed woodworking, going to auctions, gardening, square dancing, had a great sense of humor and always had a joke to tell.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Ricky Cones; his parents; a granddaughter, Sandy Cones; two sisters, Lola and Grace Foster; and a brother, Lloyd Cones.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Lee Cones of Clovis and Mickey Cones (and wife, Sheryl) of Fort Sumner; two daughters, Janice Cones of Sedalia, Mo., and Judy Lynn Garcia (Javier) of Grand Prairie, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Denise Cones of Fort Sumner; two sisters, Annie Mae Finney of Fort Sumner and Lois Roper of Carrizozo; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
The Rev. Coy Brewer will officiate the services.

Pallbearers are Roy Lee, Mickey, Michael, and Jerry Cones, Javier Garcia, Steve Schutte, and Eddie Muller.

Honorary bearers are Dub Head, James West, Lawrence Kenyon, Joe Cox, Joe Gammill, and Glenn Fuller.

Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Fort Sumner.