In tribute to: A salute to Clovis-area people who died in 2003 (A-O)

Abbott, Ruth, 89, of Lovington, died April 9 Ackerman, Alice, 87, of Portales, died Aug. 7 Adams, Arthur Jay, 83, of Clovis, died Nov. 14 Adams, Cheslee, 36, of Portales, died March 22 Adams, Dorothy Mabrel, 82, of Clovis, died on Nov. 2 Adams, Pamala Xan, 48, of Amarillo, died Oct. 8 Adams, Robert Merrill, […]

Fryar, Mary Ruth

Fryar, Mary Ruth Services: Have been held. Mary Ruth Fryar, 88, of Roswell, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. She was born on Sept. 8, 1915, in Erath County, Texas, to George W. and Evie D. Nichols Vinson. She married Mike Fryar on Feb. 21, 1947, in Silver […]

Naylor, David

DAVID NAYLOR Services: Have been held. David Eugene Naylor, 48, of Wheatridge, Colo., formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2003, at his home. He was born on June 14, 1956, in Amarillo, to David Haughton and Alverna Ruth Popejoy Naylor. He preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Martha of […]

Crawford, Alfred

Alfred Crawford Services: Have been held. Mr. Alfred Crawford, 93, of Portales died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 21, 1910, in Peacock, Texas, in Stonewall County, to Mary Elizabeth and A.A. Crawford. He came to New Mexico on horseback in 1926, picking cotton along […]

Loomis, Patsy

Patsty Loomis Services: Have been held. Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 8, 1934. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morton and Emily Gragg and W.R. and Ruth Long; and two sisters, Susie Gragg and Dee Lansford. Survivors […]

Scott, Ruth

Ruth Scott Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Scott, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Laurel High Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 25, 1915, in Milnesand, to Ada Bell and Albert E. Williamson. She was the first baby recorded born in the Milnesand community, where she attended […]

Dougherty, Margaret

Margaret Dougherty Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Ruth Ricketts Dougherty, 95, of Tucumcari, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in Tucumcari. She was born on Aug. 2, 1907, in Castro County, Texas, to Ira Sankey and Annie Hughes Ricketts. She married Archie Dougherty in 1928 and they moved to the Frio Draw north of Clovis […]

Texas woman seeks childhood

Margaret E. Moore-Scoggin, of Odessa, Texas, is searching for information about her childhood in Clovis — and would love to talk to anyone who might have lived here at the same time. Scoggin was born Margaret E. Moore in Clovis in July 1927 in a house in the three hundred block of Prince Street. The […]

Sections support schools, hospitals

By Don McAlavy I had a request from June Edwards Locknane who wanted a column on school sections. Unless you live in the country and farm or ranch you probably wouldn’t know much about them. A school section is land owned by the state and leased to private individuals, with the funds used for public […]

Crume, Ruth

Ruth Crume Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Crume, 89, of Portales, an Elida school teacher, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 10, 1913, in Mullen, Texas, to Bamma and the Rev. R.W. Bynum. She was raised in central and east Texas. She graduated from […]

Brownlow, Ruth

Ruth Brownlow Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Marie Brownlow, 72, of Santa Anna, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Louis and Susie Pittard Dowell. She married William Buford Brownlow on Oct. 5, 1946, in Portales. She worked […]