Sanders, Bobie

Bobie Sanders Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bobie Sanders, 72, of Port Arthur, Texas, died Friday, April 22, 2005, in Port Arthur. She was born on Nov. 3, 1932, in Portales, to Mary and William Cole. She grew up in Portales, and was raised by Leo and Mary Stinnett. She married Elton Sanders on April […]

Coronado, Antonio

Antonio Coronado Services: Have been held. Antonio Griego “Tony” Coronado, 88, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 5, 1916, in Puerto de Luna, to Juan and Adelina Griego Coronado. He married Josie R. Rivera in 1992 in Clovis. He was a section […]

Gallegos, Fidelia

Fidelia Gallegos Services: Have been held. Fidelia Garcia Gallegos, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 5, 1912, in Villa Nueva, to Porfirio and Petrita Madrid Garcia. She married Adolfo Gallegos on Aug. 29, 1934, in Villa Nueva, and moved to Clovis in 1951. […]

Colson, Eck

Eck Colson Services: Have been held. Mr. Eck Colson, 76, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 26, 1928, in Willie Grove, Tenn., to James and Vera Colson. He moved to Clovis from Tennessee in 1952. He married Lavern Barker on July 16, 1969, in […]

Wiggs, Viola J.

Viola J. Wiggs Services: Have been held. Mrs. Viola J. Wiggs, 90, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born Nov. 25, 1914, in New Mexico. She was raised in New Mexico and attended Texico High School. She married Melvin Lee Wiggs on July 25, 1935, in Clovis. He died in […]

Jameson, Samuel

Samuel Jameson Services: Have been held. Mr. Samuel Edward Jameson, 77 of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 4, 1927 in Dearborn, Mich., to Lillian and Edward Samuel Jameson. Family members said he loved playing golf and watching football. He was preceded in […]

Death is one of life’s cruelest lessons

By Leonard Pitts Torrie was buried on a Friday. The day was cold and clear and there must have been a couple hundred people packed into the church. Most of the mourners were unbearably young — in their teens and 20s, I would guess. One was a woman who had to wait out her tears […]

Flatt Jr., William

William Flatt Services: Have been held. William Flatt, Jr., 58, of Dalhart, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Dalhart. He was born on Jan. 28, 1946, in Tehachapi, Calif., to William and Delma Lee Flatt. He was raised in the Tatum area and graduated from Tatum High School. He cowboyed in New Mexico, Texas, […]

Prayer, pride help family get through sons’ service

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Four American flags wave proudly outside the Isaacs family home just west of Portales. One represents the family’s love of country. The others represent three sons: Corey, Toby and Eric Isaacs, who have all recently completed military obligations in Iraq. All three are scheduled to be home for […]

Gonzales, Edward

Edward Gonzales Services: Have been held. Edward “Lalo” Gonzales, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 7, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Reyes and Martha Gonzales. He married Elmira Romero on July 16, 1937, in Clovis. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. […]

Fajardo, George

George Fajardo Services: Have been held. George F. Fajardo, 65, of Brea, Calif., died on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Brea Community Hospital. He was born on Feb. 10, 1939, in Puerto de Luna. Family members said he worked as a plant manager for a packing house. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Fajardo, of Brea, […]

Cordova, Benjamin

Benjamin Cordova Services: Have been held. Mr. Benjamin Cordova, 76, of Clovis died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 27, 1928, in Sombrio to Carlos and Estefanita Baca Cordova. He married Guadalupe Montano on September 27, 1948, in Greeley, Colo. He worked for the Santa Fe […]

Hammit, Billy

Billy Hammit Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Hammit, 62, of Texico, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 20, 1941, in Stanford, Texas, to Dread and Annie Campbell Hammit. He graduated from Texico High School in 1959 and served in the U.S. Army for […]

Babers, George Jr.

George Babers Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. George Babers Jr., 53, of Clovis, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on May 13, 1951, in Dawson, Texas, to Frank and Jewel Stevenson Babers. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1969 and then from Eastern New […]

Stricklin, Lena Mae

Lena Mae Stricklin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lena Mae Stricklin, 90, of Clovis, a retired hospital housekeeper, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on May 19, 1913, in Cortney, Okla. She married Lonnie Stricklin in September of 1927, in Oklahoma. She worked in housekeeping at […]

Martinez, Fortunato

Fortunato Martinez Services: Have been held. Fortunato “Nato” Martinez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 31, 1925, in La Junta, Colo., to Vicente and Nieves Moreno Martinez. He served in the U.S. Army and family members said he received the Purple […]

Lindsey, Rosetta

Rosetta Lindsey Services: Have been held. Rosetta Lou Lindsey, 82, of Portales died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Las Cruces. She was born in Des Moines, N.M., on Jan. 6, 1921, to Emerson and Ollie Smith. The family lived in Arizona, Colorado, Grenville, Ranchvale and Clovis. In high school, Rosetta met her future husband, Larkin […]

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 […]

Black, Ralph

Ralph Black Services: Have been held. Ralph Black, 93, of Portales died Monday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on June 24, 1910, in Stafford County, Kan., to Cynthia Cora and Harry Gordon Black. From 1934 until 1938 he owned and operated his own printing shop in Portales. He […]

Marley, David W.

David Warnick Marley Services: Have been held. David Warnick Marley, 95, of Carlsbad, Calif., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003. He was born on June 23, 1908, in Lamesa, Texas, to William Samuel and Florence N. Christopher Marley. He taught school in Curry, Roosevelt and Lea counties. For several years he was the principal of Lindsey […]