McDonald, Verna

Verna McDonald Services: Have been held. Verna Bell McDonald, 78, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Quanah, Texas. She had worked the past 15 years with small children and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a resident of Portales for 52 years. […]

Area barrel rider takes fourth

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Bill Warner of Minden, La., received a no time in the calf roping event during 35th Annual PRCA Rodeo Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Katti Autrey made the hour-long drive worth it. The barrel racer from Fort Sumner finished her run in 16.76 seconds Saturday night to take […]

Hansen, Glenda M.

Glenda Hansen Services: Have been held. Glenda Maxine Cooper Hansen, 68, of Farwell, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on June 12, 1936, in Atoka, Okla., to Elmer and Ella Long Cooper. She was a secretary at Beverage Industry and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was […]

Thompson, Francis

Francis Thompson Services: Have been held. Francis L. Thompson, 75, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at his home. He was born on June 30, 1929, in Fierro, to Mack Chandler and Ollie Frances Daniel Thompson . He married Juanell Fisher on Sept. 9, 1951, in Fort Sumner. He served in Korea with […]

Burnett , Jessie

Jessie Burnett Services: Have been held. Jessie “Ralph” Burnett. 82, of Peoria, Ariz., died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1922, in North Curry County, near Rosedale, to John and Ella Simpson Burnett. He married Virginia A. Mitchell on June 21, 1941 in Clovis. He served in the […]

Bryant, Wayford

Wayford Bryant Services: Have been held. Wayford Ray Bryant, 50, of Winslow, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, in Winslow, Ariz. He was born on June 6, 1954, in Clovis. He was employed by the ATSF Railway as a locomotive engineer and later as a road foreman of engines, a terminal manager, and as a […]

LaRue, Aaron

Aaron LaRue Services: Have been held. Mr. Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, near Dora. He was born on Jan. 18, 1987, in Portales, to Donna and Larry LaRue. He has lived in the Arch community for the past 10 years. He attended school in Portales until high school. He was […]

McCraw, John

John McCraw Services: Have been held. Rev. John McCraw, 85, of Elida, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 26, 1919, in Rayne, La., to Stella and John M. McCraw. He grew up in Louisiana during the 1930s. He married Wanda Ann Tobey on Nov. 25, […]

Holder, Pansy

Pansy Holder Services: Have been held. Pansy Holder, 93, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at Prescott Valley Samaritan Center. She was born on June 5, 1911, in Pattonville, Texas, to Mason and Emma Miller. She married Doc F. Holder in November of 1932. The couple moved to Clovis in 1947. She […]

MeAmber, Berniece

Berniece MeAmber Services: Will be held at a later date. Mrs. Berniece “Bea” MeAmber, 82, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Jan. 7, 1922, in Sullivan, Mo., to Geneva and Rector H. Davis. She grew up in St. Louis, and graduated from high school […]