Morgan, C. Charles

C. Charles Morgan Services: Have been held. Mr. C. Charles Morgan, 71, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Anton, Texas, to the Rev. C.C. and Willie Lee Reese Morgan. He graduated from Anton High School in 1951 and Hardin-Simmons University in 1955. He […]

Sisters unite in carpentry

Reporter’s Notebook The relationship of three Clovis sisters is built with love as strong as cement and lumber. Their father was a carpenter who taught them an appreciation for remodeling and building. They replace windows, do electrical work and repair water lines, among a hodgepodge of other tasks. Their latest project — pouring a cement […]

O’Neal, J.E.

J.E. O’Neal Services: Have been held. Mr. J.E. “Jake” O’Neal, 94, of Portales, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 1, 1910, in Menard, Texas, to Ethel and John O’Neal. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas, where he attended school and helped his father work […]

Haney, Tommy

Tommy Haney Services: Have been held. Mr. Tommy L. Haney, 64, of Lubbock, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 24, 1940. He had lived in Clovis for many years where he worked in music and entertainment and for the Pepsi Cola company. He traveled as […]

Brown, Dee

Dee Brown Services: Have been held. Dee Brown, 90, of Muleshoe, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. He was born on Oct. 26, 1913, in McMinn County, Tenn. He married Dorothy Harris on Aug. 15, 1937, in Clovis. He had lived in the Muleshoe area since 1930 moving from Vernon, Texas. […]

Alires, Josefa

Josefa Angelina Alires Services: Have been held. Josefa Angelina Alires, 83, of La Puente, Calif., formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at her son’s home in La Puente. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Santa Rosa to Salome and Victoria Chavez Garcia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; […]

Reed, Helen

Helen Reed Services: Have been held. Helen B. Reed, age 61, of Puerto De Luna, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa. She was born on Nov. 5, 1942, in Pastura, to Benito and Pablita Via Campos. She was raised and attended schools in Santa Rosa. Family members said […]

Graham, Owen G.

Owen G. Graham Services have been held. Owen G. Graham, 71, of Boron, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, in Lancaster, Calif. He was born on Jan. 31, 1933, to Jim and Pernie Graham in Amherst, Texas. He grew up in Clovis. He moved to Boron and was employed by U.S. Botox Mine as a […]

Roswell merge good for youth program

Project: Reader Reaction Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Curry and Roosevelt counties seems to be facing three choices: merge with a Roswell program, drop the program entirely or create a mentor program outside the umbrella of the national organization. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants what should be done. Some responses: “As […]

Clovis Big Brothers, Big Sisters in limbo

By Ryan Lengerich Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Curry and Roosevelt counties has lost its central office in Clovis. The result of an organizational restructuring leaves four staff members and dozens of children at least temporarily in limbo. The Clovis-based agency may face a merger with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pecos Valley […]

Terrell, Iris J.

Iris J. Terrell Services: None will be held. Iris J. Terrell, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in Wichita. She was born on May 25, 1914, in Elida, to Louis and Pearl Laughlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lewis Terrell. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Lyle of Wichita; […]

Moore, Charles “Chuck”

Charles Hughes “Chuck” Moore Services: Have been held. Charles Hughes “Chuck” Moore, 84, of Clovis died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 2, 1919, in Yale, Mich., to Joseph Irwin and Margaret Lorrinda (Craig) Moore. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and was stationed at Clovis […]

Cantagallo, LaVeda Nieves

LaVeda Nieves Cantagallo Services: Have been held. LaVeda Nieves Cantagallo, 70, of Hesperia, Calif., died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, in Hesperia. She was born on Feb. 28, 1923, in Clovis to Gabriel and Isabel Elias Nieves. She was a graduate of Clovis High School. In 1942 she moved to Denver, then later moved to Los […]

Death shatters family’s illusions of Clovis safety

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Carlos Murillo and his older sisters Imelda and Ermelinda moved from California to Clovis, they thought they were coming someplace safer than their hometown of Duarte in the Pasadena suburbs. The sisters said they never expected their brother’s life to end at the age of 27 in a bullet-riddled car […]

Newbill, Clifton W.

Clifton W. Newbill Services: Have been held. Clifton W. Newbill, 91, of Clovis died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 30, 1912, in Jackson, Tenn., to Cannon E. and Ona Pearl Latham Newbill. He married Inez Christesson on Dec. 14, 1930, in Clovis. He worked for K-Barnett Construction for […]

Dudley, F.M.

F.M. Dudley Services: No services will be held. F.M. Dudley, 55, of Logan died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2004. He was born on June 17, 1948, in Clovis to Floyd Emmett and Ruby Nannie Dudley. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 until 1969. He started work for the AT&SF Railroad in 1966, retiring in […]

Jones, Lottie

Lottie Jones Service: Have been held. Lottie Jones, 96, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at her home at the Buena Vista Retirement Center in Clovis.  She was born Nov. 25, 1907, in Hardin County, Tenn., to Ludlow and Bertha Sisson Barris. She married Jesse VanBuran Jones on Oct. 11, 1924, in Oklahoma. A […]

Widner, Debs

Debs Eugene Widner, 91, of Melrose died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 6, 1912, near Olustee, Okla., to Earl and Ethyl Widner. At six months of age he moved with his parents to a homestead in the Deep Lake community northwest of Melrose. He […]

Dosher, Preston

Preston Dosher Services: Will be held at a later date. Mr. Preston Dale Dosher, 74, of Joplin, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at a nursing home in Joplin, Mo. He was born on Jan. 1, 1929, in Tipton, Okla. In 1943 he moved to west Texas where he farmed and attended the Oklahoma Lane […]

Brunker, Vernon

Vernon Lee Brunker, 68, of Clovis, a truck driver, died Dec. 1, 2003, at his daughter’s home in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 11, 1935, in Brush, Colo., to Richard and Sarah Brunker. He had been a resident of Clovis the past 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; […]