In tribute: Former barber remembered for family values

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer When a young Rick Shomo got a haircut at Cannon Air Force Base, he never needed to give his barber much detail. “He never asked me what I wanted,” Shomo said of Charles Crayton. “He always knew how I wanted it cut.” In the same way, many things went […]

Griffin, Charles

Charles M. Griffin, 57, of Portales died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crockett, Texas, to Gladys and Melvin Griffin, he moved to Portales in the early 1970s following a brief time in the Army.  For several years he worked at Cissell Moving and Storage Co. […]

Williams Jr., Charles

Charles Williams Jr., 77, of Fort Cobb, Okla., and formerly of Lubbock, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Oklahoma City. Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Lubbock to Charles and Velma (Young) Williams Sr., he grew up in Plainview, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas. He was a truck driver and owned a trucking company for many […]

Duncan, Charles “Charlie” E.

Charles “Charlie” Edward Duncan, 69, of Texico, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home. He was born May 23, 1936, to J.D. and Esther Singletary Duncan in Clovis. He graduated from Rosedale High School. He married Alice Mae Autrey on April 15, 1962, in Clovis. He was a lifetime resident of the Pleasant Hill […]

Gurgling Sinks and a Lesson Learned from Plumbing

By Curtis K. Shelburne For at least the 20-plus years of my pastorate here and — I now know — even longer, a minor phenomenon has been occurring in the kitchen of our church fellowship hall. No big deal, but when you run water down the sinks in the “island” in that kitchen, a few […]

Combs, Mary

Mary Lou Combs, 66, of Lake Charles, La., died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Chickasha, Okla. She grew up in Portales and made her home here until 1992, when she moved to Cameron, La. She recently relocated to Lake Charles as a result of hurricane damage […]

Brannon Sr., Quincey

Quincey Brannon Sr., 66, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, 1939, in Colorado City, Texas, to Charles and Maxine Brannon. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Shirley Ann Ingram on June 9, 1958, in Portales. He worked for Sam Sanders Gravel Pit before moving to Amarillo […]

Donaghe, Betty

Betty Donaghe, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born Jan. 26, 1927, in Oswalt, Okla., to Floy and Laura Cross, she had been a lifelong Clovis resident. She cooked at the restaurant in the Mainline Bowl bowling alley for many years. She loved to sew and […]

Charles W. Rutledge

Charles W. Rutledge, 68, died Nov. 4, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born in Clovis in 1937, and worked for many years with First Federal Savings and Loan, where he became president in 1975. As a career banker, he demonstrated his flair for architecture and real estate development, and was the founding father of the […]

3/5 Anniversary

Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The couple married March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. They have two children and three grandchildren. The couple met at a country-western dance on Christmas Eve in 1955 and dated for two months and one week before they married. […]

Hancock, Charles

Charles S. Hancock, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1942, in Greenville, Mich. He came to Clovis in 1998. He enjoyed wood crafting, being outdoors, hunting and fishing, family members said. He served two terms in Vietnam and was a retired gunnery sergeant […]

Wilson, Ollie

Ollie Margarette Wilson, 92, of Elida died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1914, in Richland, to Annie and Charles E. Massey. She attended school at Lingo. She was working as a cook on the Brunson ranch near Slaton, Texas, when she met Pete Wilson, who was working […]

Kimmel, Charles N.

Charles Nicholas Kimmel, 83, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Mr. Kimmel was born March 13, 1922, to Charles N. and Zilpah Irene Swank Kimmel in Treskow, Pa. He married Dorothy Louise “Dot” Balcom on Dec. 29, 1942, in Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Navy from […]

Edwards, James

James Arthur Vernon Edwards, 26, of North Versailles, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, in North Versailles, Pa. He was born Jan. 6, 1979, in Clovis. He spent most of his childhood in Anchorage, Ala. He worked as an industrial maintenance worker in North Versailles. He was a member of the band, “In The Honor […]

Jacks, Delores F.

Delores Fern Jacks, 71, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Aug. 30, 1934, to Gene Hix and Flossie D. Patterson, in Littlefield, Texas. She married Quinton Jacks on Dec. 25, 1949, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. […]

Sanchez Sullivan, Martha

Martha O. Sanchez Sullivan, 67, of Franklin, Mass., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood following a long illness. She was born March 29, 1938, in El Paso, Texas. She worked as an administrator at Wrentham State School in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. She was raised and educated in […]

Bowers, Charles R.

Charles R. Bowers, 69, of Farwell, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. He married Belva Christian in 1963 in Englewood, Calif. He was a resident of the Farwell area for the past 13 years. He moved there from Lindsay, Calif. He retired from Clovis Public Schools as a custodian in […]

Power company workers return from Texas, Louisiana

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Randy Mitchell of Clovis’ Powerline Inc., top, and an unidentified co-worker repair a damaged power line during Hurricane Rita relief efforts. (Courtesy photo) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer After restoring power to homes in Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Rita, representatives from a Clovis power company came home Friday. Randy Mitchell, […]

Self, Leo W. “Bud”

Leo W. “Bud” Self Services:2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Leo W. “Bud” Self, 94, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 2, 1911, in McKinney, Texas, to Frances Rosetta and Floyd Evert Self. He married Mae Bell Earwood on Sept. 30, 1933, in Hugo, […]

Ethel Duncan

Ethel Duncan Services: None planned Ethel E. Duncan, 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born April 12, 1925, in Melrose to Jasper D. and Esther Singleterry Duncan. She was a clerk at Alco and a member of Central Baptist Church. Family members said she […]