Patterson, Valerie R. “Ge Ge”

Valerie Rose “Ge Ge” Patterson, 74, of Clovis died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis from breast cancer. She was born Jan. 19, 1931 to Paul and Julia Swantek Kolosky in Sturgeon Lake, Minn. She married Donald Patterson on Sept. 13,1952 in Sturgeon Lake. They lived in many places as […]

Steele, Annie

Annie Sarabeth Fitzsimmons Steele, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1921, on a farm near Sherman, Okla., to Abram Miller and Pearl Cox Hubbard Fitzsimmons. She attended Cedardale Christian Church, which her father and neighbors built. She married Francis Howard Steele on Jan. 1, 1938. They […]

Common sense and bureaucracy rarely meet

By Curtis K. Shelburne Lately at our church we’ve been studying the “fruits of the Spirit.” We plan to talk about “Patience” soon, but I think I need the lesson right now! Recently, I had under my care a genuine, certifiable, hurricane refugee (excuse me, “evacuee”). She was and is my sister, flown up to […]

Leave market mechanisms to work out

Walter E. Williams Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus — carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees — caught fire in a traffic jam. It’s thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and […]

Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison Services: Have been held. Robert J. Ellison, 79, of Galveston, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston, Texas.  He was born on March 4, 1926, in Lorenzo, Texas. He was a resident of Galveston since 1968. He served in the U. S. Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel […]

Thompson, Jerrold

Jerrold Thompson Services:Have been held. Mr. Jerrold Dwain Thompson, 81, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Loveless Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on May 30 1924, in Grandfield, Okla., to Benjamin Franklin “Frank” and Sara Elizabeth “Sadie” Houston Thompson. His family moved to a farm in the Floyd community when he was […]

Osborn, Billie

Billie Osborn Billie Doyle “Moses” Osborn, 66, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Edinburg, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1939, in Clovis, to Calvin and Flossie Osborn. He came from a family of pioneers and ranchers who settled in the Portales area. He graduated from Chicopee High School in Massachusetts […]

Molina, David

David Molina Services: Have been held. David G. “Uncle-Tio” Molina, 67, of Nogales, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Kindrad Hospital in Tuscon, Ariz. He was born on Dec. 28, 1937, in Clovis, to Frank and Amalia Tenorio Molina. He was a journalist who worked at Clovis News Journal and Nogales International newspaper. He […]

Rehorn, Harlan Roger

Harlan Roger Rehorn Services: Have been held. He was born Aug. 5, 1943, to Harlan and Vera Johnson Rehorn in Kansas City, Kan. He married Sharon Rehorn on May 22, 1986, in Houston. He went to Houston in 1961 and returned to Clovis in 2005. He was a retired court reporter. He is preceded in […]

The God of the Universe Is the God of All Beauty

Curtis Shelburne I made more than a few miles a couple of weeks ago and made them in style — the wrong style, but style. My younger brother, Jim, and I decided to take his little, old, once-red Mazda pickup on our trip to Houston to see our sister who is in the hospital there. […]

Jones, Pheobia

Pheobia Jones Services: Have been held. Pheobia Grace Jones, 77, of Clovis, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 15, 1927, in Lorena, Texas, to Benjamin Franklin and Bessie Mae Cooper. She graduated from A.J. Moore High School in Waco, Texas, in 1942. She graduated from […]

Some days bring a lot of waiting — and wondering

By Curtis Shelburne Some days bring a lot of waiting — and wondering Last week my brother Jim and I were in Houston. What follows is an article he wrote for his church newsletter. As I write this late at night from a computer in Houston, I’m struck by the strangeness of the situation I’m […]

Traveling temporary escape from world

By Helena Rodriguez My 14-year-old daughter Laura recently got to fly for the first time. In fact, she traveled by almost every possible mode — land, sea, plane and train — in the course of only a few days. Laura and I accompanied my friend Yolanda to Houston last week for outpatient eye surgery. We […]

Woman faces child-abuse charges

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A Portales woman faces child-abuse charges after her child tested positive for a chemical found in marijuana, according to police reports. Catherine Houston-Sprayberry, 23, of Portales, faces charges of abandonment or abuse of a child, possession of paraphenalia and possession of marijuana. The abuse charge is resulting from the 2-month-old child’s […]

Houston, Laura

Laura Houston Services: Have been held. Laura Beatrice “Bea” Houston, 81, of Logan died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. She was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Texas. She was a long-time resident of the Logan community, moving there with her husband. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter […]

Benford, Carrie

Carrie “ShoSho” Benford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Carrie “ShoSho” Benford, 51, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 4, 1953, in LaGrange, Texas. She moved to Clovis in 1954 and worked as a childcare provider. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. […]

Houston, Millie

Millie Houston Services: Have been held. Millie Jo Houston, 74, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 29, 1930, in Kenna, to Raymond and Nettie Cavett Archer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, G.C. Houston Jr.; a brother; and […]

Cook, Edna

Edna Cook Services: Have been held. Edna Joyce McCullough Bocox Cook, 76, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Humble, Texas. She was born on Dec. 24, 1927, in Portales, to Carnegie and Edna McCullough. She married Floyd Bocox Jr. and they lived in Clovis for many years. She taught in the Clovis public […]

Woodul, Parker

Parker Woodul Services: Have been held. Mr. Parker A. Woodul, 92, of Portales, died Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Wellington, Texas, to Ida and Henry J. Woodul. Mr. Woodul graduated from high school. He went on to graduate from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree […]

Dorwald, Tina Geries

Tina Geries Dorwald Services: Have been held. Tina Geries Dorwald, 43, of Elmendorf, Texas, a social worker, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1961, in Dallas, Texas, to Herman and Alta Norton Geries. She graduated from Texico High School in 1979 and Western Illinois University in […]