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 […]

Denton, William T.

William Travis “W.T.” “Bill” Denton, 87, of Logan, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Nov. 8, 1917 to Thomas and Sally Kerbo Denton in Mangum, Okla. After completing eighth grade in Mangum in the 1930’s, he helped on the family farm, and then worked in fruit […]

Disc golf comes to Clovis

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Clovis High School senior Brian Croke,17, plays disc golf at Ned Houk Park. Croke was at the park recently with fellow members of the Clovis cross country team. (CNJ staff photo Eric Kluth) Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Some people are wondering about those metal things sticking out of the ground at Ned Houk Park. […]

De Baca County holding special recall election

CNJ staff Fort Sumner — De Baca County voters will decide the fate of Sheriff Gary Graves on Nov. 9. in a special recall election. The De Baca County Commission on Tuesday voted 2-0 to approve a resolution setting the special election. De Baca County Clerk Laurie Pettigrew scheduled the special election after validating 385 […]

Friends of Buddy Holly singing at music festival

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Gary and Ramona Tollett, who were friends of Buddy Holly, will return to Clovis to sing in the 2005 Clovis Music Festival. They will sing backup vocals in a rendition of “That’ll be the Day.” (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers At a pharmacy in Lubbock, Texas, a mutual friend introduced musician […]

Servatius, Lorado

Lorado Servatius Services: Have been held. Lorado Nettie Servatius, 84, of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 20, 1920, in Paducah, Texas, to T.M. and Janie Fincher Anderson. She was raised in Anton, Texas. She married Bob Servatius on July 12, 1941, in Vernon, Texas. After […]

Watkins, Gary

Gary Watkins Services: Have been held. The Rev. Gary W. Watkins, 55, of East Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 14, 1950, in Clovis, to William and Dorothy Canipe Watkins. He married Saundra Culberth on June 6, 1970, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by […]

Brewton, Gary

Gary Brewton Services: Have been held. Gary R. Brewton, 54, of Roswell, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 16, 1951, in Artesia, to Elmer and Esther Brewton. Family members said he never met a stranger, and his unconditional love, giving, and compassion for others will […]

Flintom, Gary A.

Gary Andrew Flintom Gary Andrew “Grump” Flintom, 48, of Clovis died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, in his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1957, to Samuel Gant and Shirley Ann Rich Flintom in London, England. He married Shyla M. Williams on Dec. 27, 2002, in Jacksonville, Fla. He managed his family’s businesses for the past […]

Reid, Douglas

Douglas Reid Services: Have been held. Mr. Douglas Ray Reid, 34, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 30, 1970, in Clovis, to Gary Don and Zane Reid. He married Christal Gutierrez on June 17, 1994, in Clovis. Family members said he loved […]

Mudfests seem more prevalent, uglier

by Ned Cantwell Key questions heading into the final days of a grueling, exasperating political campaign season: Is there a single New Mexican who will not be glad when this is all over? Yes, executives of the state’s television stations who are gleefully lining their pockets with political dollars. The TV attack onslaught is so […]

Isom, J.C.

J.C. Isom Services: Have been held. J.C. Isom, 89, of Clovis died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Laural Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 19, 1914, in Willow, Okla., to Claude and Annie Miller Isom. He married Bertha Tate on April 13, 1940, in Oklahoma. He was a carman for the Atchison, […]

Rogers, Fern

Fern Rogers Services: Private family services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Fern Rogers, 77, of Clovis, a secretary, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 17, 1927, in Cimarron, Kan., to John and Thelma Naylor Petty. Family members said her time was spent with her beloved […]

DA challenger outspending incumbent

By Darrell Todd Maurina Matt Chandler has raised nearly $4,200 more than incumbent Brett Carter in the campaign for district attorney, according to campaign finance records filed Thursday evening State law requires candidates to file campaign finance reports on May 10 and May 27. Through Tuesday, Chandler had raised $29,007.84 and spent $25,696.03; Carter had […]

Thomas, Barbara

Barbara Thomas Services: Have been held. Mrs. Barbara E. Thomas, 85, of Clovis, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 8, 1918, near Farmersville, Texas, to Walter Roy and Dora Lawrence Johnson. She graduated from Farmersville High School in 1936. She married Dumas T. Thomas on […]

Walls, Kent

Kent Aaros Walls, 83, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 30, 1920, in Clarendon, Texas, to Chaston C. and Johnnie May Morgan Walls. He was a resident of the Clovis and Portales area most of his life. He was in the U.S. […]

Free flights, new drug give Clovis man hope

Reporter’s Notebook Gary Flintom of Clovis, who was diagnosed Jan. 15 with pancreatic cancer, is being treated in San Antonio, Texas, with a new experimental drug that can shrink tumors 70 to 80 percent, he said Friday. His wife, Shyla, said Rubeticin is the name of the new drug. Gary said he is only the […]

Hatch, Gary

GARY HATCH Services: Have been held. Mr. Gary Hatch, 54, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, near Roswell. He was born on Jan. 11, 1949, in Portales, to Frantelle and Gordon Hatch. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1967. He went on to attend classes at both Eastern […]

Walls, Lola

Lola Fern Walls, 81, of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 19, 1922, in Clovis, to Wilburn and Eula Mae Mickey Faris. She married Kent Aaros Walls on March 8, 1938, in Portales. She was a resident of Clovis for most of her […]

Jackson, Gary

Gary Jackson Services: Have been held. Mr. Gary Robert Jackson, 51, of Midland, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, in Midland. He was born October 14, 1951, in Carlsbad, to Phil and Ann Jackson. He graduated from New Mexico Military Institute High School and went on to junior college there before attending […]