Historian considers fates of citizens

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Here I am in 2009 at age 77, still kicking and writing columns for the Clovis News Journal. Last week I found some old obituaries and they were all from 1977. Now why is that? I’m 77 and they all died in ’77? There was Ross P. Almoney, 62, born […]

January 2009 obituaries

The following people with area ties died in January, according to obituaries submitted to the newspaper. Allen, Robbie Lizabeth, 96, of Portales, Jan. 8 Black, Susan, 59, of Clyde, Texas, Jan. 7 Boney, Brent, 44, of Clovis, Jan. 22 Brown, Annie, 62, of Clovis, Jan. 2 Brown, Martha, 94, of Alto, Jan. 31 Buzard, Oleta, […]

Sept. 2008 Obituaries

Editor’s note: The following people with area connections died in September, according to obituaries submitted to the paper: • Akil, David, 37, of Hawaii and formerly of Clovis, Sept. 26 • Baldrige, Ed, 83, of Amarillo and formerly of Clovis, Sept. 3 • Beverage, Carolyn, 62, of Floyd, Sept. 23 • Bigbie, David, 48, of […]

Aug. 2008 Obituaries

Editor’s note: The following people with area connections died in Aug. according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Agee, John Neil, 64, of Muleshoe, Aug. 16 Allison, Fred, 70, of Portales, Aug. 5 Anderson, Linda Jo Bresenham, 40, of Lenoir, N.C., Aug. 18 Arp, Omea Fae, 80, of Grants, Aug. 13 Ashcraft, Katherine, […]

July 2008 Obituaries

Editor’s note: The following people with area connections died in July according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Editor’s note: The following people with area connections died in July according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. •

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Obituaries present unique problems

David Stevens Obituary reports are well read in our newspaper. We know this because they generate more feedback than any other regular reports. They also present a number of unique challenges. Most obituaries are not compiled in the same manner we compile other news. For most news stories, we gather the information first-hand, direct from […]