Southern, Derrell

Derrell Southern, 49, of Portales, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born May 16, 1957, in Portales to Jean and E.T. Southern. He grew up in Portales and worked as a truck driver near Clara, Okla., for a number of years. He returned to Portales about a year ago.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie White.

He is survived by three daughters, Genevieve and Desiree Southern and Maranda Ostrander, all of Clara, Okla., his mother, Jean Kash, and father, E.T. Southern, both of Portales; and two brothers, Delmer Southern of Portales and Troy Southern of California.

Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home in Portales.