AFSOC announces 2008 services award winners

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Command has announced the winners of the 2008 Services Awards, which recognize individuals and teams for excellence and ingenuity in their field. The following AFSOC winners will be submitted for competition at the Air Force level: Arts and Crafts Program of the Year — Hurlburt Field Arts […]

Perales, Wilson

Wilson Perales, 63, of Clovis died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, to Quintin and Mercedes Soto Perales. He married Elba Resto in Clovis and worked as a plumber. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two brothers, Nelson […]

Strickland, Eldon “Ray”

Eldon “Ray” Strickland, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at the V.A. Nursing Home in Amarillo. Born July 30, 1932, to Paul and Opal Bradley Strickland in Black, Texas, he married Lois Deaton on June 6, 1954, in Friona, Texas. He was the owner and operator of the Ceramic Factory in Clovis. He […]

Snell, Richard

Richard M. Snell, 71, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 2, 1934, to Marion Matthew and Bertha Ann Martin Snell in Clovis. He was an attorney and practiced law for 30 years in Clovis before retiring to his horse and cattle ranch in Ranchvale. […]

Fletcher Jr, William “Bill”

William James “Bill” Fletcher Jr., 58, a longtime Alamogordo resident, died Friday, March 31, 2006 in Sanford, Fla.  Born May 14, 1947, in Beyonne, N. J., he grew up in Puerto Rico. His 22-year service in the U.S. Air Force included a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. In 1989, he retired as a […]

June B. Ezell

June B. Ezell, 90, died Dec. 22, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Ponce Inlet, Fla. She was born June 1, 1915, in Clovis, and was a longtime Portales resident.

Clovis man faces child molestation charges

CNJ staff A Clovis man facing child molestation charges is being held in a Pinellas County, Fla., jail after being arrested during a traffic stop. Roy Johnston, 54, was arrested Tuesday in Largo, Fla., which is a suburb of Tampa, according to Sgt. Jim Bordner of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Clovis police alleged on […]

Brown, Jeffrey J.

Jeffrey J. Brown, 57, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Punta Gorda, Fla., following a lengthy illness. He was born June 1, 1948, in Portales to J.J. and Betty Brown. A 1966 from Portales High graduate, he attended Eastern New Mexico University from 1966 to 1967, and graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock in 1972 […]

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 […]

Ezell, June

June B. Ezell, 90, of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Hospice Care Center in Port Orange, Fla. She was born June 1, 1915, in Clovis, to Charles and Leah Bieler. She grew up in the Texico/Farwell area and graduated from West Texas State Teachers College. She married […]

Leona Mitzelfelt

Leona Mitzelfelt, 96, of Clovis, died Oct. 4, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was a retired registered nurse. She was born Jan. 29, 1909, in Middlegrove, Ill., to Ora and Isabella Wilson Morse. As a young girl, she left home to study nursing in Orlando, Fla. After graduating in 1931, she specialized in […]

Hottman Jr., David

Mr. David Hottman Jr., 68, of Clovis, died Oct. 1, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born April 6, 1937, in Port Gamble, Wash. He worked on the B-2 plane for 10 years at Northrup-Grummin in Pico-Rivera, Calif. He retired the Air Force as a staff sergeant after 21 years of service. Family […]

Cantrel, William P.

William P. Cantrell Services: Have been held. William P. Cantrell, 84, of Panama City, Fla., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005. He was born on Jan. 9, 1921, in Choteau, Okla. He was a member of St. Andrew Baptist Church. He joined the social sciences faculty at Gulf Coast Community College in 1964. He was previously […]

Sturgess, Patricia

Patricia Carol “Trisha” Sturgess, 45, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Laural Ridge Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1959, to Ronnie Carol and Rosa Lee Wood Dunham at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She was a waitress in Kissimee, Fla., and a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and […]

Holloway, Vera

Vera Holloway Services: Have been held. Mrs. Vera Johnson Holloway, 81, of Milan, Ga., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. She was born on Feb. 19, 1923, in Macon County, Ga., to Lester and Myrtie Smith Johnson. She had lived most of her life in Oglethorpe, Ga., where she retired from Macon County Medical Center as […]

Isham, Shirley

Shirley Isham No services scheduled. Shirley Isham, 74, of Clovis died Saturday, September 4, 2004, at her home in Clovis. She was born on April 7, 1930, in Waynoka, Okla., to Clifford and Edith Whiteman Durkee. She came to Clovis in 1946. She married Jack Isham on Aug. 29, 1949, in Fort Sumner, and she […]

Chavez struggles on final day

CNJ STAFF ORLANDO, Fla. — Clovis High’s Guillermo Chavez struggled badly on Friday’s final day of the 72-hole American Junior Golf Association HP Boys Junior Championship golf tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Country Club & Lodge, shooting an 88 to finish at 318 and in a tie for 51st place. Robert Gates Jr. of […]

Chavez shoots another 76

CNJ STAFF ORLANDO, Fla. — Clovis’ Guillermo Chavez fired his second consecutive round of 76 on Thursday and is currently in a five-way tie for 42nd place at 230 after three rounds of the American Junior Golf Association’s HP Boys Junior Championship Golf Tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Country Club & Lodge. The tournament […]

Chavez makes cut in Florida golf event

CNJ STAFF ORLANDO, Fla. — Clovis High senior Guillermo Chavez shot a four-over 76 Wednesday and just made the cut after two rounds of the American Junior Golf Association’s 72-hole HP Boys Junior Championship golf tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Country Club & Lodge. Chavez, who shot a 78 on Tuesday, finished the day […]

Colliflower, Sylvia

Sylvia Colliflower Services: Have been held. Mrs. Sylvia Ann Kilpatrick Colliflower, 67, of Clovis, a housewife, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at her home. She was born on December 28, 1936, in Charlotte, N.C., to Harry and Isabel Rogers Kilpatrick. While growing up she lived in several locations in North Carolina and South Carolina. She […]