Melton, Donny

Donny Ray Melton, 24, of Lovington, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at University Medical Center, Lubbock. He was born Oct. 10, 1981, in Portales, to Danny and Monica Melton. A resident of the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales for four years, he attended school in Lovington, graduating in 2000. He played on the Wildcat football […]

Roslyn R. Byars

Roslyn R. Byars, 86, died Sept. 10, 2005, in Grapevine, Texas.  She graduated from Clovis High School in 1938, and worked for the Civil Service Administration. She served as secretary for Terrace Acres Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, for more than 10 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlett E. Byars;  […]

Stewart Jr., Ernest “Doc”

Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart Jr., 81, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at the Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, to Ernest and Dixie Seawright Stewart in Paducah, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on P.T. boats during World War II. He married Martha Blide on […]

Obituaries — March 2

Albert Cox Services: 1 p.m. (CST) Friday at Cross Plains Memorial Cemetery in Cross Plains, Texas. Albert Wesley Cox, 68, of Waco, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in Cross Plains, Texas. He was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Hamlin, Texas, to Reva and Shirley Cox. He graduated from Monahans High School in 1956. He […]

Preacher Fred Phelps gay, not crazy

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Allow me to share with you an epiphany. I think Fred Phelps is gay. Not that I’d have any way to know for sure, and not that there’s anything wrong with that. But it seems obvious to me that Freddie has spent a little time up on “Brokeback Mountain,” if […]

Burch, Darrel

Darrel Wayne Burch, 63, of Lubbock, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. He was born March 26, 1942, in Clovis to Johnny Edward Burch and Nora Miller. He married Viola Verona Coplen on June 15, 1985, in Lubbock, Texas. He was a member of Skyline Baptist Church and a licensed Baptist preacher. He attended school […]

Vincent, Myrtle

Myrtle Ioleen Vincent, 76, of Seminole, Texas, died at her home Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006. She was born Oct. 21, 1929, in Portales to Roy and Jonnie Terrill. She moved to Seminole in 1999. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Family members said she loved to sing at church and she was […]

Hodges, Herbert

Herbert Hodges, 77, formerly of Clovis, died at his home in Rockdale, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. He was born to John Elton and Inez (Finley) Hodges on June 26, 1928, in Quinlan, Texas. Mr. Hodges graduated high school in Ranchvale. He married Odelsa Brown on June 7, 1952, in Clovis. He retired after […]

Sena Jr., George

George J. Sena Jr., 39, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Oct. 30, 1966, in Fort Sumner to George and Gloria (Maes) Sena. He attended school in Fort Sumner. He suffered from Osteo Malatia and Renal Tubular Acidosis all his life […]

Manuel “Mandy” Baros

Manuel “Mandy” Baros, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Villa Nueva, to Carlos and Eloisa Gonzales Baros. He was a deliveryman for McDaniel’s Furniture store for 26 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community Family members said he […]

Rickert, Dale A.

Dale A. Rickert, 76, of Springdale, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Springdale. He was born Dec. 2, 1929, in East Greenville, Penn., to Aaron R. Rickert and Clara A. Brown. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Springdale and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his first […]

Battles, Bonnie J.

Bonnie Jean Battles, 78, of Melrose, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home. She was born May 21, 1927, in Grand Island, Neb., to Walter and Effie May Williams. She owned and operated an antique Store in Melrose for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Melrose. Family members […]

Jennings, Dale L.

Dale Lynn Jennings, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Albuquerque with his family at his side. He was born May 8, 1935, in Clovis. A farmer and rancher for the majority of his life, he spent his later years developing organic products. Family members say he was beloved by many people and he spent […]

Pharies, Mauryce

Mauryce Pharies, 88, of Clovis died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Bridgeport, Texas, to Arnold and Tommie Etna Walker Giles. In 1940, she graduated from Texas Technological College. She married Roy Edward Pharies on Nov. 27, 1941, in Levelland, Texas. She was a homemaker […]

Delores Ann Meeks

Delores Ann Meeks, 71, of Texico, died Friday Jan. 20, 2006, at her home in Texico. She was born Oct. 7, 1934 in Clovis to Noble and Mae Ingle Goldsmith. She married Leon C. Meeks on Feb. 14, 1953, in Las Cruces. She was a lifetime resident of the Texico and Farwell areas. She was […]

Gallegos, Eduvgen

Eduvgen Edwina Gallegos, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at El Centro Villa Nursing Home in Albuquerque. She was born May 22, 1926, to Manuel and Rosa Salazar Martinez in El Pueblo. She married Max Gallegos on Jan. 7, 1959, in Las Vegas, N.M.. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady […]

Quintana, Richard “Ricardo”

Richard “Ricardo” Quintana, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Jan. 25, 1941, to Santiago and Andrea Garcia Quintana in Newkirk. He worked for Vohs Company in Clovis and in maintenance for the Clovis cemeteries. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Thelma Henderson

Thelma Henderson, 89, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2006 in Athens, Texas. She was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Windham, Texas. She worked as a nurse and lived in Tyler, Texas, for 14 years. She also served as the director of nurses at the Clovis Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott […]

Dr. Ervin Udell Bussanmas

Dr. Ervin Udell Bussanmas, 88, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 11, 1916, in Oklahoma to Frank Herman and Ada Blaksley Bussanmas. He was an optometrist. He was a member of the Clovis/Portales Elks Lodge, the Lions Club and Central Baptist Church. He […]

Mondragon, Maria E.

Maria Elena Mondragon, 86, of Albuquerque, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 28, 1919, in Pintada, to Lorenzo and Carolina Cordova Garcia. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She came to Clovis in 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and […]