U.S. has become litigation nation

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist It happens every time. Every single time I think I’ve seen the absolute bottom, the skankiest, stinkiest behavior of which human beings are capable, along comes a Clarence Stowers to prove me wrong. In fact, from here on in, I think “Clarence Stowers” will be my synonym for all that […]

Mom’s role has changed over the years

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Fifty years ago, she was found predominantly in the kitchen. Today, she can be found in the kitchen, the office, the playground, the bank, fixing the car, managing the finances, or even driving a semi. She is the modern mom — a woman with a whole new range of […]

King, Betty

Betty King Services: Have been held. Betty King, 62, of Clovis died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004 at her home in Clovis. She was born Oct. 3, 1942 to Alton K. and Omega Roberts May in Floydada, Texas. She married Larry Max King in November of 1967 in Texico. She was a supervisor at Levi Strauss […]

Wood, Ina

Ina Wood Services: Have been held. Ina Mardee Grissom Wood, 74, of Farwell, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Tulia, Texas, to Windsor and Ina Lacewell. She attended public schools in Rosedale. She studied cosmetology in Clovis. She married Herman Grissom on Dec. 25, 1949, […]

Clifton, Ethelyne McCasland

Ethelyne McCasland Clifton Services: Have been held. Ethelyne McCasland Clifton, 74, of Melrose died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. She was born June 12, 1929, at Grady to Lester and Orial Hendricks McCasland. She graduated from Melrose High School. She married Hoyt Clifton on May 6, 1948, in Melrose. […]

Pritchett, Benjamin Jr.

BENJAMIN PRITCHETT JR. Services: Have been held. Benjamin Franklin Pritchett Jr., 81, of Mineral Wells, Texas, a retired principal and teacher, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at a Mineral Wells hospital. He was born on Feb. 27, 1922, in Phoenix to Benjamin F. Sr. and Cora Lea Brandon Pritchett. He married Christine Ferguson on Nov. […]

Brandon, Helen M.

Helen M. Brandon Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen M. Brandon, 92, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on March 1, 1911, in Rogers, to James S. and Molly Alice Willis Fraser. She attended school in Rogers, later moving to Amarillo. She married […]

Stockton, Danny

Danny Stockton Services: Have been held. Mr. Danny Stockton, 52, of Melrose, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1951, in Tucumcari, to George and Anina Norris Stockton. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1969. He married Rhonda Clifton Aug. 23, 1970. He […]