WWII pilot revisits B-25

Courtesy photo: Dale Harner Ernest Shuey sits in the cockpit of a restored B-25 Oct. 4 at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Shuey, who flew 59 missions in a similar plane during World War II, took a tour while the fighter was at the airport as a traveling exhibit. Kevin Wilson Ernest Shuey of Clovis got […]

Clovis graduate became railroad chairman

BY Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The man who built Clovis’ first school and first courthouse came to New Mexico to restore his health. He didn’t live long but he accomplished much in Clovis. His name was J. Sterling Marsh, born 1878, near Lynchburg, Va. Marsh first located at Albuquerque, but then to El Paso, Texas. […]

Navy’s role in terrorism war changing

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Lt. Joseph “Max” Ernest is a Navy Reserve intelligence officer with 11 years of law enforcement experience and two as a counterterrorism analyst for a defense contractor. Yet last April, when Ernest mobilized to Iraq as an individual augmentee or “IA,” the Army made him a logistics officer to Iraq’s […]

Harris, Hugh

Hugh Harris, 56, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 19, 1949, in Grace, Miss, to Ernest and Rebecca Mayfield Harris. He worked as a Custodian for ENMRSH and was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church and the American Legion. He was preceded […]

Ernest Carter

Ernest Carter Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery Mr. Ernest L. Carter, 57, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1947, in Portales to Ruby and Harold Carter. He grew up in Portales and attended Portales schools. He was employed at the OK Tire Store […]

Sego, Lyna

Lyna Sego Services: Have been held. Lyna M. Sego, 85, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born on March 10, 1920, in West Point, Miss., to Charles T. White and Lina M. Worth. She moved to Amarillo at age 2 and graduated from Amarillo High School. She married Ernest […]

Garcia, Frank

Frank Garcia Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank Garcia, 95, of Portales, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 27, 1909, in Mora, to Ramonita and Francisco B. Garcia. He lived in the Mora area for many years. He grew up on a ranch, working […]

Brown, Ernest

Ernest Brown Services: Have been held. Ernest Edward Brown, 87, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. He was born on March 31, 1917, in Talala, Okla., to James Albert and Luzena O. Scott Brown. He moved to New Mexico in 1928 from Oklahoma. He lived in Albuquerque for 57 years prior to moving to […]

Height, Frances

Frances J. Height, 89, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Vida Encantada Nursing Home in Las Vegas. She was born on June 14, 1915, in Jenkins to Richard Wade and Ellen Hutcherson Cox. She married Ira Ernest Height on May 14, 1938, in Clovis. She moved to Broadview in 1950 and […]

Soldier’s death ‘ripped out my heart’

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor LUBBOCK — Fighting back tears and battling to keep control of his emotions, Ernest Galvan told a funeral congregation on Saturday at Lubbock’s St. Theresa Catholic Church the story of his son Daniel’s life. He talked about the day his son was born, when his 4-year-old sister wanted to […]

Carpenter, Ernest

Ernest Rex Carpenter, 79, Clovis, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1924, in Texico, to John Otis and Mary Inez Carpenter. He was a 4-H leader. He was also a PRCA calf and steer roper and bulldogger. Family members said he loved fishing, hunting and reading about […]

Lonely soldier in Iraq seeks pen pals

David Stevens: CNJ Editor A few notes worth sharing: n Jackie Tucker Davidson of Hereford, Texas, is asking the public to help find those responsible for her father’s slaying. J.C. Tucker was killed west of Clovis on Sept. 4, 2003. “I have prayed daily for justice,” she writes. “I am a strong believer in the […]

Brownlow, Ernest

Ernest Derrell Brownlow, 69, of Lamesa, Texas, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 28, 1934, in Lamesa to Luther E. and Mayme Lee Brownlow. He was a member of the First Baptist Church O’Donnell. Family members said he actively attended Bluegrass festivals. He married Claudia […]

Hard worker became county sheriff

By Don McAlavy Ernest Garcia always said “I attended the school of hard knocks!” Garcia had only two years of schooling. Born on his grandfather’s ranch at Anton Chico in 1910, Ernest knew nothing but work from daylight to dark. He was one of five bothers with seven sisters. When he thought he had learned […]

Westmoreland, Ernest

Ernest Westmoreland Services: Have been held. Mr. Ernest Westmoreland, 83, of Clovis, a retired special education teacher, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 6, 1921, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Mr. Westmoreland’s body was donated to University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. […]

Sena, Ernest

Ernest Sena Services: Have been held. Mr. Ernest G. Sena, 81, of Clovis, a retired railroad worker, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Clovis to Ignacio and Hilarita Gallegos Sena. A lifetime resident of Clovis, he married Sally Pacheco on Jan. 14, 1939, in […]