Williams, Fred

Fred Williams Services: Have been held. The Rev. Fred R. Williams, 91, of Dallas, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Williamsburg Village in Desoto, Texas. He was born on Oct. 27, 1912, in Marlin, Texas, to Sam and Rosie Williams. He married Lizzie Mae Baker on Feb. 9, 1934. He was a minister for over […]

Shipley, Ruby M.

Ruby Myrel Shipley Services:Have been held. Ruby Myrel Shipley, 83, of Clovis, co-owner of Fred Shipley Furniture, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Snyder, Okla., to Amos and Vera Jasper Louallen. She married Fred Shipley on March 15, 1936, in Olton, Texas. She […]

Paddick, W.L. ‘Dub’

W.L. ‘Dub’ Paddick Services: Have been held. W.L. “Dub” Paddick, 88, of Melrose died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 30, 1915, to Delhi, Okla., to William and Lillie Cain Paddick. He was a longtime resident of Melrose, moving there from Oklahoma. He farmed in […]

Townson, Irma

Irma Townson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Irma Marie Townson, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 24, 1910, in Crete, Neb., to Helen and Carl Claus. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; three sisters; her husband, Fred; […]

Incumbent ousted in tight District 2 race

By Jack King Fred Van Soelen summed it up in five words: “It was a nail biter,” he said. Van Soelen, an assistant district attorney, won the city commission District 2 race with 285 votes — 37 more than runner-up Len Vohs and 40 more than incumbent Gloria Wicker. Van Soelen said his efforts on […]

Bogard, Fred

Fred Bogard Services: Have been held. Fred Bogard, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 24, 1929, in Logan, to Walter and Clarice LaRue Bogard. He married Goldie Hodge on Aug. 26, 1950, in Tucumcari. He was in the car business since he […]

Crespin, Maggie

Maggie Crespin Services: Have been held. Maggie Crespin, 89, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Golden Age Care and Rehabilitation in Clovis. She was born on May 20, 1914, in Alamosa, to Remijo and Leonore Chacon Bargas. She married Facundo Crespin in 1941 in Logan. She came to Clovis in 1954, […]

Clovis man hid robbers, inspired ballad

Don McAlavy “Old Fred Pair was a ring-tail tooter, “A cane raiser, and an out-house shooter. “He stood outside his kitchen door “And plugged that privy with a forty-four.” The time was 12:30 on the afternoon of Sept. 5, 1945, and the place was the little town of Morton, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of […]

Knowles, Charles

Charles Knowles Services: Have been held. Mr. Charles Knowles of Portales, 73, of Portales died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, in Farmington. He was born on June 6, 1930, in Waco, Texas, to Virginia and Fred R. Knowles. He came to Portales as a young boy. He has driven trucks his entire life, and was out […]

Sandoval, Richard “Ricky”

Richard Raymond “Ricky” Sandoval, 44, of Clovis, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Buena Vista Nursing and Retirement Center. He was born April 4, 1959, in Clovis to Joe Ines and Eloida Marie Saiz Sandoval. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis. Survivors include his parents, Joe I. “Pepe” and Eloida […]