Convicted Clovis killer dies in prison

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The May 1976 issue of Front Page Detective featured a cover story on the 1975 investigation of the death of a Melrose resident. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A man convicted of brutally raping and murdering a Clovis convenience store clerk more than 30 years ago died Tuesday in a state prison. Stanley Deon […]

Merrick, Neoma

Neoma Lucille Settle Merrick, 89, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Born July 4, 1916, in Driftwood, Okla., to Lizzie and Bert Settle, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Northwestern State College in Alva, Okla. Orville Gore Stephenson on Dec. 23, 1937. She taught […]

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 […]

Melton, Billy

Billy Bryan Melton, 75, of Texico died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Lynn County, Texas, to Noble and Erminie Melton. He grew up in Crane, Texas, and Ozona, Texas, and was a graduate of Ozona High School. He married Sue Meinecke in 1951. They moved to […]

Riley, Wanda

Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended a beauty school in Clovis. She married F.C. Riley on Sept. 10, 1949, in […]

Melton, Bernice

Bernice Melton Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bernice Dodson Melton, 89, of Portales, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 28, 1914, in Checotah, Okla., to Maggie and William Dodson. She graduated from high school in Durant, Okla., where she was active in the National […]

Chambers, Melton

Melton Chambers Services: Have been held. Mr. Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 20, 1931, in Malpie, to Annie Belle and Monroe Chambers. He grew up in the Raton area, where he attended school. He worked for a number of years in the […]