In tribute: Clovis Bataan survivor never passed up chance to go out

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Courtesy photo Buren Johnston, left, and Lee Roach at a monument in Albuquerque’s Bataan Memorial Park. Johnston and Roach were two of 89 men from Curry County who survived the Bataan Death March. Roach died Thursday. Johnston is believed to be the only remaining Bataan survivor still living in Clovis. Kevin Wilson Thousands of American […]

Jeter, Bonnie

Bonnie Evelyn Jeter, 96, of Bloomington, and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd Henry; a sister, A. Velma Armstrong, and a niece, Billie Armstrong. She is survived by a son, Melvyn Jeter (and wife, Jerrie) of Normal, Ill.; four […]

Duran-Salas, Kadie

Kadie Janelle Duran-Salas, infant, of Clovis died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center where she had been born that day. She is survived by her parents, Destiny Salas and Jerry Duran, of Clovis; a brother, Lino Duran of Clovis; two grandmothers, Josette Salas of Amarillo and Jeannie Duran of Clovis; great-grandmother, Josefina […]

Teeters, Bernice

Bernice Teeters, 88, of Clovis, died March 12, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born Dec. 17, 1917, in Girard, Ill., to Frank and Flossie Stewart, she married Norm Teeters in October 1942 in Chicago. She lived in the Chicago area until moving to Clovis in 1969. She was active with the Colonial […]

O’Dell, Nonnie

Thelma “Maydene” Porter Golden, 68, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, in DeSoto, Texas. She was born Sept. 4, 1937, to Alford P. Porter and Euna Nonnie O’Dell. She married Price Dowell Golden on April 14, 1961, in Rylie, Texas. She was a retired employee of Alcott U.S.A. She was preceded in death by her parents […]

Lillie Holland

Lillie Holland, 96, of Lubbuck, formerly of Roosevelt County, died Monday, March 6, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd and a daughter, Jean Demastus. She is survived by a son, Jim Holland (and wife, Linda) of Lubbock; a brother, Dan Brown; a sister, Robbie Gregory; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements […]

Scarborough, Dorothy B.

Dorothy Bernice Scarborough, 83, died on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, in Prescott, Ariz. She was one of five children born to John and Beatrice Peters in Carnegie, Okla., on Dec. 18, 1922. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy J. Scarborough, and her friend, Kenneth Kerr. She is survived by her daughter, Diane […]

Berkopec, David W.

David W. Berkopec, 47, previously of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at his home in Billings, Mont. He is survived by his mother, Arlene Sharp, his father, George Berkopec; two brothers, Robert Berkopec and Darren Berkopec; a daughter, Sarah Hester (and husband, Daniel), a granddaughter, Amara Hester, four nephews Rick, Bubba, T.J. and Shane […]

Madison Chanel Easley

Madison Chanel Easley, infant, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 8, 2005, in Clovis, to Lamont Dickson and Angela Easley. She is survived by her father and mother of Clovis; her grandparents, James and Louine Easley of Clovis, Jackie Dickson of Clovis […]

Viescas, Cayetana

Cayetana Viescas, 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Aug. 7, 1934 to Bartolo and Refugia Morales Pena in Ranchosol, Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Francisco Viescas on July 20, 2000, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She loved […]

Hill, Lucille

Services: Have been held. Lucille Hill, 100, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Hill was born April 15, 1905, in Dublin, Texas, to Emma and Samuel W. Irwin. She grew up in Erath County, Texas. Her family moved from Jacksboro, Texas, to Portales in 1927. She made her home with her […]

McCarson, Betty

Betty McCarson Services: Have been held. Betty McCarson, 69, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home in Portales. Mrs. McCarson was born on June 30, 1934, in Lamesa, Texas, to Genevive and Russell Hardisty. Her family moved to Portales when she was small. She graduated from Portales High School in 1952 and married Joe […]

Martinez, Joaquin

Joaquin Martinez Services: Have been held Joaquin Martinez, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Mosquero to Frank and Barbarita Martinez. He worked as a ranch hand most of his life and came to Clovis three months before his death. Mr. Martinez […]

Lancaster, Lucille

Lucille Lancaster Services: Have been held. Lucille Lancaster, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mrs. Lancaster was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Ranchvale to William and Rosa Lane Mills. She was the youngest of seven children. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and […]

Heflin, Mae

Mae Heflin Services: Have been held. Ms. Mae Heflin, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Salano, to Edna and W.H. Heflin. She had been a resident of Portales for more than 70 years. She worked at Heflin Lumber Yard, […]

White, Lorine

Lorine White Services: Have been held. Lorine White, 83, of Friona, died Monday, June 2, 2003, in Friona. She moved from Alba, Texas, to Parmer County in 1938. She attended the assembly of God Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She married Raymond White on Dec. 16, 1937, in Duncan, […]

Taylor, Georgia

Georgia Taylor Services: Have been held. Mrs. Georgia Vera “Granny” Taylor, 96, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. She was born on Jan. 16, 1907, in Mill Creek, Okla., to William and Francis Duke Tolar. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers, a daughter; and a son. She is […]

McGee, George

George McGee Services: Have been held. Mr. George E. McGee, 79, of Clovis, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1923, in Texas Creek, Colo., to Charles and Mary Green McGee. He was a decorated World War II veteran. He married Dolores Philbrook on […]

Cross, Imanuel

Imanuel Cross Services: No services will be held. Mr. Imanuel Don Cross, 70, of San Antonio, Texas, died Thursday, April 24, 2003. He was born on July 30, 1932, in Dessark, Ark., to Clara and Andy Cross. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, LaDonna Cross of Clovis. He is survived […]

Turpin, William

William Turpin Services: Have been held. Mr. William J. Turpin III, 57, of Logan, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, in Logan. He was born on May 19, 1945, in Clovis. He worked for Swift and Company in Clovis for 15 years, for Honetreat Company for 10 years and owned and operated Turpin Lawn and Tree […]