Hospice helps patients, families

I never thought I would love to work with dying people. It just sounded too morbid. Our American culture does just about everything it can to prevent the inevitable; we rarely discuss our funeral services or burial wishes openly. We are not likely to make a will or advanced directives. So the thought of working […]

Last doughboy’s burial marks end of era

lq9416-lq940r821laccurbirthday.jpg

DoD: Donna Miles A soldier with the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, “The Old Guard,” keeps a constant vigil over the casket of Army Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last U.S. World War I veteran, as he laid in repose before his burial Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, […]

Time capsule unearthed

CNJ Staff A time capsule buried in downtown Clovis was unearthed Thursday. Buried in 1957, the capsule was discovered on the north side of the Clovis Fire Department beneath a sidewalk. “(The capsule) looks great … for being buried for 50 years,” Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said Friday. The exact locale of the capsule […]

Torres, Angel

Angel Kaiden Torres, infant, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his mother, Sonya Aragon; father, Joseph Torres; a sister, Keirra; a brother, Jayden; maternal grandparents, Anastacio and Mary Helen Urioste; paternal grandparent, Corine Gallegos; four uncles, Hiame, Anthony, Gene and Andrew; six aunts, Mary Helen, Diana, Suzy, […]

Carder, Billy

Billy L. Carder, 74, of El Paso, Texas, and formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at his home. Survivors include two daughters, Debi Doherty and Suetta Carder; a step-son, Richard G. Massey (and wife, Lavon); and six grandchildren. Burial took place in Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Arrangements are by Martin Funeral […]

Edwards, Nathan

Nathan Edwards, 15, of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at home. He was born Oct. 26, 1989. He was born and raised in Amarillo and lived there all of his life. He was a sophomore at Randall High School. Family members said he loved to hunt, fish, play golf and ride motorcycles. He […]

Newell, Davis, Visage

Kyle Newell Mr. Kyle L. Newell, 53, of Clovis, died Oct. 2, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 22, 1952, in Lubbock to Clyde and Volna Newell. He had been a resident of Clovis since 1957 and graduated from Clovis High School in 1970. He was in the printing business with […]

Quay cowboy lived entertaining life

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Burl “Booger” Mullins, father of Mennell Mullins of Clovis, was a trainer of horses. He taught them to do tricks that included jumping over cars. Back around 1934, Booger appeared as an American Indian on his horse in Tucumcari, and was photographed by Gene Autry’s film crew, as an “End […]

Roberts , Lori R

Lori Roberts Lori Roberts, 67, of Tucumcari died Sunday July 3, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 19, 1938, to Serafin and Alvina Salazar Cordova in Vaughn. She married Johnny Roberts on July 31, 1954, in Clovis. She worked in housekeeping at the Hotel Clovis before moving to Tucumcari 25 […]

Recipient of Clovis’ first burial up for debate

By Don McAlavy Five single brothers were the first settlers in what is now Clovis. Alfred Liebelt, the oldest brother of the Liebelt brothers, came from Bunzlau, Germany, to America at the turn of the 20th century and went to San Francisco in 1902. Alfred was sent by a doctor to Las Vegas, N.M., for […]

Hatley, Viola

Viola Hatley Services: Have been held. Viola Hatley, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 14, 1915, in Ranchvale, to Levi and Sarah Ann Smith. She married Jack Hatley on Dec. 25, 1938. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis for over 60 […]

Smith , Robert F.

Services: have been held. Robert F. Smith, 93, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Retirement Ranch of Clovis. He was born on Feb. 13, 1912, in Pope Mills, N.Y., to Clarence and Anna Smith. He was a dairy-farm laborer. Survivors include a son, Steve Smith of California; and a granddaughter, Genelle Smith of […]

Jackson, Mary

Services: Have been held.  Mrs. Mary J. Jackson, 89, of Dallas, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Denton Regional Medical Center in Denton, Texas.  She was born on Jan. 18, 1916, in Grier, to John and Zula Snowden Bender. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Chester C. […]

Hodge, Betty Jo

Services: have been held. Betty Jo Hodge, 74, of Peoria, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005. She retired from the Las Lunas Hospital and Training School. Survivors include two sons, William “Bill” McSmith andRonald “Ron” McSmith; a daughter, Brenda McSmith; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. […]

Cleaveland , Robert

Robert Cleaveland Services: Have been held. Robert “Pop” Cleaveland Sr., 65, of Roswell, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 28, 1939, in Oneonta, N.Y. He was a truck driver, a member of the Brotherhood of the Third Wheel, and the American Motorcycle Association. He was […]

Ihde, Dr. Daniel C.

Dr. Daniel C. Ihde Services: Have been held. Daniel Carlyle Ihde, M.D., 61, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at Sandia Springs Retirement Center in Rio Rancho. He was born in Parsons, Kan., to Martha and Ira C. Ihde. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1964 with a degree […]

Solis, Grace

Grace Solis Service: Have been held. Grace T. Solis, 89, of Fort Sumner died Friday Jan. 9, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Care in Clovis. She was the founding pastor of Christ Full Gospel Church in Fort Sumner, where she served for many years. Anna Teeter and Pete Jaramillo will officiate at the services. Burial will […]

Hawkins, Robert “Bob”

Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert “Bob” Hawkins, of Clovis, a retired Church of Christ minister, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 28, 1924, in Lexington, Ky., to Robert B. and Rena Moore Hawkins. He graduated from Harding University in 1945. He married Betty […]

Light, Juanita

Juanita Light Services: Have been held. Juanita Light, 77, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Dyersburg, to Willie and Fannie Stokley Jordan. Juanita was a factory worker for Dyersburg Fabric until her retirement. She was a member of New Hope Pentacostal […]

Meier, Frederick

Frederick Meier Services: Have been held. Mr. Frederick Robert Meier, 62, of Texico, a farmer, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 11, 1940, in Lubbock, to Frank R. and Mary Elizabeth Sawyer Meier. He moved to Curry County in 1957. He was a member of the National Guard […]