Marvin Menzies turned Aggies into contenders

It’s time to give Marvin Menzies his due. The New Mexico State University basketball coach had big shoes to fill when he was hired in 2007 to replace the charismatic Reggie Theus, who left the Aggies to become the head coach for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. But fill them he has. The Aggies are going […]

Fire destroys motorhome interior

CNJ staff A fire early Monday morning destroyed the interior of a motorhome parked in the driveway at 2201 Marvin Hass, according to Lt. Rick Qualls of the Clovis Fire Department. According to Lt. Qualls: • There were no injuries reported. • The fire was called in at 3 a.m. • The cause is not […]

‘Big Boy’ Martin defended his father’s honor

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Marvin “Big Boy” Martin was born Nov. 8, 1885, in Calloway County, Ky., and because of his father’s ill health (asthma), his family came to New Mexico on Nov. 12, 1906. His father, Richard “Uncle Dick” Martin homesteaded near Blacktower, southeast of Field. “My father built and ran a hotel […]

Call, Oscar “Marvin”

Oscar “Marvin” Call, 85, of Clovis died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, in Corrales. He was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Quay, Okla., to Robert Lee and Celeste Hedges Call. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1939. He married Ina Gaddis March 17, 1942, in Texarkana, Ark. He was a carpenter at Local 1245 and […]

Griggs, Eddie

Eddie Griggs Services: Have been held. Eddie Griggs, 62, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Sept. 21, 1942, in Lubbock, to Marvin and Rosa Dixon. He was a mechanic who worked for Roy Walker. The family wishes to thank all the nurses and […]

Holland, Marvin

Marvin Holland Services: Have been held. Mr. Marvin F. Holland, 74, of Clovis, a business owner and manager, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 22, 1928, in Plainview, to Elmer and Florence Bonher Holland. He graduated from Olton High School and attended Lipperts Business College. […]

Watts, Marvin

Marvin Watts Services: Have been held. Marvin Watts, 71, a former state senator, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He was born April 6, 1932, in Portales to William Ellis and Jewel Holder Watts. He married his wife Mary on July 25, 1952, in the Baptist Bible Chair Chapel […]