Thomas, Essie B.

Essie B. Thomas Services: Have been held. Essie B. Thomas, 75, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 25, 1929, in Prairie Hill, Texas, to Lando and Essie B. Jones Green. She was a cosmetologist and owned Essie’s Beauty Shop from 1962 to 1980, and assisted in […]

Sierra, Jose

Jose Sierra Services: Have been held. Jose Eduardo Sierra, 51, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 13, 1953, in Guadalupe la Rueba Durango, Mexico. This summer he moved from Portales to Clovis to live with his daughter. He moved to Muleshoe in 1971. […]

Hoover, Vickie Woods

Vickie Woods Hoover Services: Have been held. Vickie Woods Hoover, 67, of Rialto, Calif., died Jan. 5, 2005, in Fontana, Calif., after a short illness. She was born on Nov. 12, 1938, in Melrose, to DeWitte and Lois Woods. She married Darnell Hoover on July 2, 1959, in Melrose. She graduated from Melrose High School […]

Matlock, James A.

James Albert Matlock Services: Have been held. James Albert Matlock, 93, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Laurel Plains in Clovis. He was born on May 31, 1911, in Devol, Okla., to James “J.H.” and Edith Matlock. He graduated from Ranchvale High School in 1929 and began farming in 1932. His father-in-law, C.E. […]

Houk, June

June C. Houk, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 22, 1914, in Roswell, to Isaac and Anna May Cravy. She married Maurice Houk on June 15, 1935. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Keystone […]

Pond, C. Dale

C. Dale Pond Services: Have been held. C. Dale Pond, 78, of Trinity, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe, Texas. He was born on Nov. 8, 1926, in Muenster, Texas, to James W. and Eula M. Pond. He served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman in the […]

Anderson, Joe

Joe Anderson Services: Have been held. Joe Anderson, 68, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at Lubbock Health Care in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 16, 1936, in Littlefield, Texas, to George C. Anderson and Lizzie C. Gleaton. He was raised at Fort Sumner where he attended school, graduating in 1956. He […]

Wade, Birdie

Birdie Wade Services: Have been held. Birdie Wade, 98, of Snyder, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Snyder. She was born on Feb. 18, 1906, in Snyder. She married Clarence Wade on Dec. 15, 1930, in Curry County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She […]

Hillock, Frances

Frances Hillock Services: Have been held. Mrs. Frances Hillock, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 23, 1920, in Grady, to Earl and Callie Taylor. She worked as a clerk at Safeway for many years. Family members said she loved her family and […]

In tribute: Sisters grew closer with age

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Friends and family described her as determined, caring and even-tempered. She was a tomboy in youth and a superb cook in her later years. On Oct. 29 Marilyn Tyson of Clovis died at Plains Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. She was 72. Tyson was born […]

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 […]

Holloway, Delbert J.

Delbert J. Holloway Services: Have been held. Delbert J. Holloway, 72, of Wray, Colo., died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. He was born on Aug. 18, 1932, to Willie Frank “Bill” and Vera McDaniel Holloway. He married JoAnn Fulghan in February of 1950, in Clovis. He married Barbara Mears in May of 1969 and Gladys Holloway […]

Porter, Dalton

Dalton Porter Services: Have been held. Dalton Ray Porter, 58, of Midland, Texas, died on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. He was born on June 17, 1946, in Crowell, Texas, to Alford Pinkney Porter and Eura Nonnie Odell. He was raised in Portales. He was a member of University Baptist Church of Portales. He was a […]

Cravy, Patricia

Patricia Cravy Services: Have been held. Patricia Lynn “Patsy” Cravy, 72, of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 21, 1931 in Clovis, to Isaac and Annie Williams Cravy. She was a graduate of Clovis High School and attended Highlands University for two years. […]

Burroughs, Juanita

Juanita Burroughs Services: Have been held. Juanita Block Burroughs, 80, of Alvarado, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Alvarado Meadows Nursing Facility. She was born on Aug. 12, 1924, in DeQueen, Ark., to Walter and Floreine Block. She was raised in Clovis and moved to Alvarado two years ago to be close to her […]

Local mentor program regroups

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A new director has been appointed for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program of Curry and Roosevelt County. Christine Zamora said she started working in the office at 105 E. Grand on Aug. 16, 5 1/2 months after it closed over disputes with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Pecos Valley, the […]

Bell, Tommy O.

Tommy O. Bell Services: Will be held at a later date. Tommy O’Neal Bell, 68, of Lake Sumner, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 15, 1935, in Portales, to George Clark and Freda Olive Blevins Bell. He was raised in Arch and attended school […]

Teal, Eva

Eva Loree Teal, 88, of Odessa, Texas, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Blue Bonnet Nursing Home in Albany, Texas. She was born on March 24, 1916, in Comanche, Texas, to George C. and Elizabeth Gleaton Anderson. She was raised in Comanche, Weatherford and Littlefield, Texas, and in Springer. She married Julius Crofton Teal on […]

Villanueva, Pedro

Pedro Villanueva Services: Have been held. Mr. Pedro Olando (Pete) Villanueva, 48, of Portales, died Thursday evening, June 10, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 22, 1955, in Villanueva to Mella and Alfonso Villanueva. The Villanueva family moved to Portales in 1959. Pete attended the Portales schools and […]

Conover, Emogene

Emogene Conover Services: Have been held. Mrs. Emogene L. Conover, 79, of Clovis, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 31, 1924, in Dade County, Mo., to Ora Lee and Stella Potts Hamby. The family moved to Clovis in 1926 for her father’s health and she remained […]