Thurmond’s daughter exposes nation’s hypocracy

By Leonard Pitts “All the laws of Washington and all the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negro into our homes, into our schools, our churches and our places of recreation and amusement.” — Strom Thurmond So I guess ol’ Strom didn’t mind a little integration after all. Granted, he made opposition to it […]

Baker, Paula

Paula Baker Services: Have been held. Paula Baker, 52, of Amarillo died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born on April 29, 1951, in Amarillo, to Hoyt and Ruth Houck. She married David Baker on Jan. 1, 1970, in the original chapel of the First Baptist Church in Amarillo. She received a business […]

Goolsby, Edna

Edna Goolsby Services: Have been held. Edna Goolsby, 93, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the home of her daughter. She was born on June 10, 1910, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Ada Bessie and James Edgar Horton. She attended school in Olustee, Okla. She married Anison D. Goolsby on May 2, 1927, […]

Sharp, Thomas A.

Thomas A. Sharp Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas A. Sharp, 90, of Sebring, Fla., a retired brakeman, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, in Sebring, Fla. He was born on Oct. 1, 1913, in Pleasant Hill, La., to Thomas and Lealma Ferguson Sharp. He had been a resident of Slaton, Texas. He moved to Clovis […]

Brunker, Vernon

Vernon Lee Brunker, 68, of Clovis, a truck driver, died Dec. 1, 2003, at his daughter’s home in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 11, 1935, in Brush, Colo., to Richard and Sarah Brunker. He had been a resident of Clovis the past 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; […]

Russell, Lethaonua

LETHAONUA RUSSELL Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lethaonua Russell, 96, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2003, at the home of her granddaughter in Bakersfield, Calif. She was born on Oct. 24, 1907, in Cleveland, Tenn., to Mercer and Ida Mae Cardin Gregory. Her family moved to New Mexico in 1914 and settled at Lingo. […]

Family going through rough stretch

By Eric Butler t’s sometimes said that children today, raised on high-tech amusements like video games, don’t appreciate the simple fun and toys from yesterday. That’s not true though for Liz’ daughter Marcie. Liz and Marcie (not their real names) are hoping for an old-fashioned Christmas present for the girl this year. What Marcie really […]

Empty Stocking Fund may fulfill two-gift wish

Eric Butler Shelly isn’t looking to have everything for her 5-year-old daughter this Christmas. It’s not a stocking full of goodies or a tree that appears to have a gift-wrapped box foundation that the single mother wants. In fact, Shelly has very modest goals for little Stephanie. “I just want a nice, quiet Christmas,” she […]

Dodson, Raymond

RAYMOND DODSON Services: Have been held. Mr. Raymond Dodson, 91, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 27, 1912, in Dickens, Dickens County, Texas. He grew up in Dickens County. As a young man he was baptized in the Baptist church in Dickens. For a number of […]

Salaz, Juan B.

Salaz, Juan B. Services: Have been held. Juan B. Salaz, 84, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born June 6, 1919, in Corazon to Margarita and Jose Salaz. Mr. Salaz grew up in the Las Vegas, N.M., area and graduated from Highlands University as […]

Wilson, Ruby Joyce Bell

Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Joyce Bell Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born on May 6, 1927, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Cora Lee and Conrad T. Bell. She was raised in the Rogers community where she attended school. She attended […]

Patterson, Ramona

Ramona Patterson Services: Have been held. Ramona L. Patterson, 76, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 10, 1927, in Fort Sumner, to Atilano and Rafelita Trujillo Baca. She was a member of St. Anthony Church in Fort Sumner, Ladies’ Auxiliary and […]

Roberts, Gladys

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Gladys Roberts, 92, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on June 5, 1911, in Duke, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Jones She lived her early life in Oklahoma. As a teenager, her family moved to Texas. She married P.K. Roberts on Jan. […]

‘Tumbleweed’ author was jack of all trades

Don McAlavy In my column of Oct. 8, I wrote about a tumbling weed, which produced true love by carrying a message across the Texas Panhandle. The fictional story was written by Reuben Boone in 1920. A lot of people, including my editor, asked me who was Reuben Boone. I didn’t know until Toby Phipps […]

Dampier, Barney Lamar Jr.

BARNEY DAMPIER Services: Have been held. Mr. Barney Lamar Dampier Jr., 69, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 12, 1934, in Enigma, Ga., to Lamar and Leta Curry Dampier. He served in the United States Marine Corps and after that in the Merchant Marine. He […]

Some are veterans because ‘it was the right thing to do’

Freedom Newspapers We will honor our nation’s military veterans with a holiday on Tuesday, for all the blood and anguish and separation they’ve endured in the name of freedom. Veterans Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs tells us (www.appc1.va.gov/vetsday) is set aside to thank and honor those who served honorably in the military. “Veterans Day […]

Honors 11/2

Romero Brenda Romero of Lubbock has been promoted to director of Customer Management Group (CMG) Facilities North America effective Oct. 1. She is the daughter of Bobby and Theresa Sandoval of Clovis and she is a 1979 graduate of Clovis High School.

95th Birthday

Wilson Eva Wilson of Clovis will celebrate her 95th birthday at noon on Wednesday at the home of her daughter. The celebration will be hosted by her children, Arnold Wilson and Lucille Johnson, both of Clovis, and John Wilson of Portales. She was born on Oct. 29, 1908, in Omaha, Texas. She has three children; […]

The woman in the sunbonnet leaves legacy that will never die

By Jack King Teola Artman was a mainstay in Clovis-area scouting for more than 50 years. Artman, who moved to Clovis in 1930 with her husband Emery, a signal supervisor with the Santa Fe railroad, became a den mother in 1937, when her son, Neil, joined the Cub Scouts. Later, she became a troop leader […]

Wall, Jimmy

Jimmy Wall Services: Have ben held. Mr. Jimmy R. Wall, 60, of Dora, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 19, 1943, in Atlanta, Texas, to Ivy and Earlton Wall. He graduated from Three Way High School in 1961 in Maple, Texas. He enlisted in […]