Massey, James (Junior)

James I. (Junior) Massey, 82, of Portales died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Englewood, Calf., to Ruth and James I. Massey. He moved to the Lingo community with his parents at a young age. He graduated from the Lingo schools in 1941. […]

Greathouse, Delores

Ruth Delores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss., to Sidney George and Ruth (Johnson Strebeck). She moved to Artesia at the age of 10 and graduated from Artesia High School […]

Clovis man pleads guilty in shooting

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Mark Madrid (right) speaks with his attorney, Michael Rosenfield, on Monday in a Clovis courtroom. Madrid, 23, faces between 16 to 27 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer As Mark Madrid left the courtroom Monday in shackles, he told his mother […]

Reynolds searches for grave of Ruth of Tolar

Don McAlavy “I wanted to see Tolar again,” said Stephen Reynolds, a former game warden in eastern New Mexico. “Mainly I wanted to search for Ruth. Both the town and the child had been forsaken, but in different ways: Ruth, around 1910 when our family had to leave her grave behind, and Tolar almost 35 […]

Marchman, Ruth

Ruth Marchman Services: Have been held. Ruth Marchman, 64, of Kalona, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born on July 25, 1940, in Clovis, to Frank and Emily Rierson Marchman. She was preceded in death by her father; and her grandparents. Survivors include her mother, Emily […]

Simmons , William

William Simmons Services:Have been held. Mr. William Delano Simmons, 64, of Clovis, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 18, 1940, in Phoenix, to Otha and Ruth Cooper Simmons. He was a resident of Clovis since 1996, moving from Phoenix. Family members said he loved […]

Babe Ruth bet makes fine baseball trivia

By David Stevens: CNJ editor Trivia question: Name the one-time Bailey County landowner who was roommates with Babe Ruth and helped the New York Yankees win the 1927 World Series. If you said Wilcy Moore, then you must be a baseball-trivia expert. Now maybe you can help settle the mystery related to the Babe’s bet […]

Loflin, Lee

Lee Loflin Services: Have been held. Lee Loflin, 82, of Lubbock, died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Lamesa, Texas. He was born on May 24, 1922, in Portales, to John and Vada Loflin. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Yellow Freight Systems for many years before retiring in […]

Prayers shouldn’t be limited to time of need

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Sometimes I use these words loosely when I hear of another’s troubles: “I’ll pray for you.” In my life, I have often been remiss in daily, contemplative prayer. My mother spent many younger days with her best friend Dorothy Starnes at her home in Crosstown, Tenn. As a child […]

Adams, Ruth

Ruth Adams Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze. She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from high […]

Barry Bonds not good role model for troubled sport

CNJ staff Barry Bonds was known as a self-centered athlete while he played college baseball at Arizona State University. Today he is a big-leaguer with the San Francisco Giants. And as his muscles and neck circumference have grown in recent years, so also has his ego. In the face of allegations that his fabulous ability […]

Reid, Ruth

Ruth Reid Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth I. Reid, 89, of Farwell, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born on Aug. 25, 1915, in Wellington, Texas, to Oliver and Sadie Tucker. She married Wilson Levi Reid on Nov. 15, 1931, in Reydon, Roger Mills County, Okla. Until 1961, she […]

Price, Ruth

Ruth Price Services: Have been held. Ruth E. Price, 82, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Portales. She was born on June 4, 1922, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., to Nora and ADon “Runt” Daugherty. She married Bill Price on Feb. 14, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to Portales 2 1/2 years ago to […]

Creighton, Ruth

Ruth Creighton Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Creighton, 94, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 23, 1910, in Franklin, Texas, to Minnie and Henry Moody. Her parents moved their family to New Mexico in the early 1920s, settling in Floyd and later in the Rogers […]

Johnson, Ruth

Ruth Johnson Services: Have been held. Ms. Ruth Johnson, 54, of Portales, died Saturday morning, June 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 4, 1950, in Portales to Verna May and John L. Feland. Ms. Johnson lived in Portales until 1975 when she moved to Clovis. In 1976, she […]

Brownd, Ruth

Ruth Brownd Services: Have been held. Ruth Brownd, 87, of Phoenix, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Phoenix. She was born on June 30, 1916, in Gainesville, Texas, to Luther Thomas and Maude Ann Webster Mackey. She was a graduate of New Deal (Texas) High School. She married Rance Verna Brownd on April 21, 1935, […]

Evans, Ruth

Ruth Evans Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Evans, 61, of Dora, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1942, in Alma, Okla., to Vera and Walter T. Lane. She graduated from the Velma-Alma High School in 1960 and went on to study at Oklahoma College for Women […]

Betz , Rowland G.

Rowland G. Betz Services: The family will hold private services at a later date. Rowland G. Betz, 61, of Portales died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Oct. 3, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Ruth Elizabeth and Alfred Rowland Betz. He grew up in Pennsylvania and attended school in Ivyland, […]

Sturgeon, Honey Ruth

Honey Ruth Sturgeon Services: Have been held. Honey Ruth Sturgeon, 55, of Roswell died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, in Roswell. She was born on March 8, 1948, near Tucumcari to David H. and Verna Ruth Naylor. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include a son, William L. Naylor of Amarillo; a brother, […]

Carter, Ruth

Ruth Carter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Carter, 83, of Coolidge, Ariz., a retired beauty salon owner/operator, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, in Casa Grande, Ariz. She was born on June 15, 1920, in Field, N.M. Survivors include a son, Dennis Carter of Coolidge, Ariz.; four brothers, Lee Roach, Otis Roach and Roy Roach, […]