Rury, Zelbert “Zeb”

Zelbert “Zeb” Rury, 78, of Clovis died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born June 20, 1927, in Rush Springs, Okla., to James and Jane Rury, he moved to Bovina in 1942 and graduated from Farwell High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He married Erma Robards […]

Maxwell, Lee M.

Lee Martel Maxwell, 78, of Clovis died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at his home. He was born June 23, 1927, in Stanton, Ore., to Otis and Flora Maxwell. He married Wanda Price Nov. 23, 1990, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a self-employed truck driver and belonged to the Church of the Brethren. He was […]

Allen, Phyllis

Phyllis Allen, 95, of Amarillo, and formerly of Clovis and Lesbia, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Jane Bivins Home in Amarillo. Born Nov. 9, 1910, in Bellview to John and Agnes Phillips, she worked as a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Allen. Survivors include two sisters, Willie Ann […]

Mask, Stella

Stella Mask, 88, of Clovis, and formerly of Roswell, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Clovis. Born May 28, 1918, in Oklahoma, she was married to Jack Mask, a Roswell businessman. She was a homemaker. She moved to Clovis six years ago after living in Roswell most of her life. She was a life-long […]

Perales, Wilson

Wilson Perales, 63, of Clovis died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, to Quintin and Mercedes Soto Perales. He married Elba Resto in Clovis and worked as a plumber. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two brothers, Nelson […]

Mendoza, Raymond R.

Raymond R. Mendoza, 82, of Cambridge, N.Y., and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Troy, N.Y. Born Jan. 22, 1924, in Los Angeles to Sidney Mendoza and Lupe Contreras-Pascutti, he married Mary Casillas on June 22, 1948. He retired from the trucking business in Los Angeles. He lived part of the year […]

Wall, Billie L.

Billie LaRue Wall, 77, of El Paso died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at her residence in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was an employee of Coldwell Banker until 2003. She was a member of the El Paso Realtors Association and a longtime member of the Westside Church of Christ in El Paso. She was preceded in […]

Townley, Jeffrey (Scott)

Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He was employed as a plumber. Family […]

Robinson, Shirley M.

Shirley Mae Robinson, 73, of Lake Arthur, died Monday, June 12, 2006, in Lake Arthur. She was born Nov. 20, 1932, in a farm house on the mesa near Floyd to James Walter Thomas and Eliza Jane (Davis) Thomas. On Nov. 22, 1952, she married Delbert R. Robinson in Houston. She was a secretary and […]

Pate, Ruth

Ruth Pate, 81, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 10, 2006, in Clovis. She was born March 2, 1925, in Post, Texas, to Robert and Nora Lee Kiker. She married L.B. Pate on Dec. 19, 1942, in Post. She was active in the hospital auxiliary in Post and Clovis. She was preceded in death by her […]

King, J. C. (Clint)

J. C. (Clint) King, 89, of Portales died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Scottland, Ill., to Mahree and John T. King. He lived in Illinois and Indiana until 1980, when he retired and settled in Portales. He graduated from high school in […]

Copley, W.T.

W.T. Copley, 78, of Muleshoe died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Duncan, Okla., he married Margie Staus on Aug. 4, 1951, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He lived in the Muleshoe area most of his life. […]

McIntosh, Vivien I.

Vivien I. McIntosh, 71, of Farwell died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 18, 1935, in Wellsville, Ohio, to George and Inez Spriggs . She married Robert R. McIntosh on Oct. 24, 1953, in Wellsville. She was a homemaker. She and her husband were stationed at Cannon Air Force […]

Byous, Ethelva M.

Ethelva Mae Byous, 88, of Clovis died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born April 30, 1918, in Fort Klamath, Ore., to Raymond and Wileska Loosley. She was a registered nurse and served in the Army Nurses Corp. at the beginning of World War II. She was also a school nurse […]

Webb, Britten R.

Britten Ray Webb, 77, of Emmett, Idaho, and formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Emmett, Idaho. He was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Portales, where he lived until joining the Air Force in 1949. He married Joan Woods on July 2, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo. […]

Slavey, Lula (Dendy)

Lula (Dendy) Slavey, 72, of Arizona, and formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Arizona. She was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Portales to Bessie and Carl Dendy. She was active in Rainbow for Girls while she was in school. She graduated from Portales High School in 1952. Her home had been in […]

Looney, J.W. (Jimmie)

J.W. (Jimmie) Looney, 72, of Portales died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Mobeetie, Texas, to Ira Lee and C. E. Looney. He worked on ranches and competed as a bronc rider in rodeos before coming to Portales about 1950. At 17, he […]

Burns, Gary D.

 Gary D. Burns, 46, of Clovis died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Graham, Eddie S.

Eddie Scott Graham, 44, of Pottsboro, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Pottsboro. Born May 24, 1962, in Tucumcari to Wesley and Darla Graham, he was raised in Clovis. He worked for Excel Corp. for 18 years before becoming a self-employed carpenter. Family members said he enjoyed oil painting, drawing […]

Cervantez, Pearl

Pearl Cervantez, 88, of Bovina died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Tucumcari to Sugundo and Lala Hernandez Brito. She married George Cervantez in 1940 in Bovina. She was a former coordinator of the Indigent Care Program at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona, a homemaker and a […]