Pizzitola, Sonya

Sonya Eubank Pizzitola, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Houston. Born Aug. 22, 1935, in Breckenridge, Texas, to Ross and Velma Eubank, she was raised in Clovis and moved to Houston in 1956. After raising her children, she began a career in residential real estate. An art enthusiast, she was a very talented artist, […]

Whitaker, Kayla V.

Kayla V. Whitaker, 51, of Clovis died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 24, 1953, to Joe H. and Sonya Green Whitehurst at Cannon Air Force Base. She was a licensed vocational nurse and a member of the West 21st Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in […]

Soldier’s death ‘ripped out my heart’

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor LUBBOCK — Fighting back tears and battling to keep control of his emotions, Ernest Galvan told a funeral congregation on Saturday at Lubbock’s St. Theresa Catholic Church the story of his son Daniel’s life. He talked about the day his son was born, when his 4-year-old sister wanted to […]

Man took illness, life in stride

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Richard Rubio coached his daughters’ softball teams, brought his daughter lunch everyday when she was in elementary school and was generally known as a giving and involved father. Suffice it to say he believed in the importance of family. “He was honorable, humorous and trustworthy,” said daughter Sonya Rubio, who […]