Clovie S. Chunn, 97, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
He was born to Thulia May and Scott L. Chunn on Nov. 11, 1908, in Tom Green County, Texas.
He came to Elida in 1910 by covered wagon with his parents and older sister. In his early 20s, he went back to Texas to work in the oil fields near Longview. He married Nola Stringer on June 21, 1930, in Conroe, Texas. He farmed and ranched in the Arch area until the mid 1950s. They moved to Portales and then in 1958 bought a ranch at Elida.
On June 16, 1994, he was married to Esther Brooks.
Mr. Chunn was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Katie Davenport and Marshall Singleton and a son, Jimmy “Bo” Chunn.
He is survived by his wife of Portales, one son, Clovie Chunn (and wife Valerie) of Portales, three daughters Carmen Woods (Roger) of Rogersville, Mo., Chari Wood (Ronnie) of Roswell, and Sue Inge (Blake) of Dora, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Jimmie Scott Chunn of Bledsoe, Texas, four nieces and one nephew as well as two step-daughters Glenda Creighton (Gene) of Elida and Billy Lou Wooley (Fred) of Denver City, Texas, and several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rev. Dan Holt will officiate services. The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Jay Alexander, Jerry Alexander, Ricky Chunn, Wade Butts, Miller Butts, Danny Inge and Johnny Inge.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joy and Wendell Best, Betty and Sid Price, Annetta and B. J. Byrd, Lena Nutt, Tazley Sprinkle, Candace Christesson, Carol Fine, Shannon Rogers, Linda Howard, Gay Strong, Viola Valdez, Frances Wall and the staff of Heartland Continuing Care Center.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.