James “Jim” Joiner

James “Jim” Joiner Date of birth: June 28, 1920 Dates of service: 1945 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific, Korea Branch: Army Rank: Private First Class Unit and specialty: 57th anti-aircraft artillery and special service; sign painter Lives in: Clovis Veterans organizations: American Legion, Post 25 Jim Joiner spent most of […]

Abeyta, Elaine

Elaine Abeyta, 28, of Fort Sumner died Saturday, March 11, 2006, due to injuries suffered in an auto accident near Encino. She was born March 19, 1977, to Danny Paul Bishop and Bea Northrup in Fort Sumner. She was raised and attended schools in Fort Sumner and Bovina. She graduated from Bovina High in 1995. […]

Lillie Holland

Lillie Holland, 96, of Lubbuck, formerly of Roosevelt County, died Monday, March 6, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd and a daughter, Jean Demastus. She is survived by a son, Jim Holland (and wife, Linda) of Lubbock; a brother, Dan Brown; a sister, Robbie Gregory; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements […]

Jimmy Dean “Jim” Clayton

Jimmy Dean “Jim” Clayton, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1938, in Clovis. He worked in hotel maintenance, and loved fishing and boating, family members said. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Morris. He is survived by his mother, […]

Williams, Willie

Willie Fern Williams, 95, of Portales died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on Feb. 17, 1911, in Wheatland to Chelcie and Bertie Cogdill. She married Jim A. Williams on Sept. 16, 1928, and they lived in Clovis. They later moved to Portales in their retirement years. She was […]

Crenshaw, Bill

Bill Crenshaw, 90, of Taiban died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Home. He was born June 28, 1915, in Melrose to William J. Crenshaw and the former Retta Moss. He was raised south of Melrose and attended schools at Melrose and Floyd, where he graduated. He married Mildred Alice Wright on Aug. […]

Evelyn V. Spell

Evelyn V. Spell, 77, of Clovis died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colo. She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Field to E. B. and Burness McDaniel Gibbs. She married Glen Spell on Jan. 27, 1947. She was a member of 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Family […]

Mattie Gushwa

Mattie Gushwa, 83, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006. She was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Richland Springs, Texas. She met Charles Gushwa while working as a teller at First National Bank of Portales, where she worked for many years. They were married Feb. 20, 1947. Her hobbies included sewing and cooking. They moved […]

Lady Mary Dickinson

Lady Mary Dickinson, 95, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Jan. 14, 1910, in Spur, Texas. She moved to Tucumcari in 1945 with her husband Grover. She was a charter member of the Tucumcari Elks Lodge Drove 210 and a member of the First […]

Christmas trees don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful

By Curtis Shelburne My earliest Christmas memories are mostly wrapped around our family’s Christmas trees. I remember Mom making creamy hot chocolate and my sister stacking the spindle of the old record player with an inch- worth of vintage vinyl Christmas music by Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Norman Luboff […]