Salas, Wilfred

Wilfred Reyes Salas, 19, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 26, 1986, to Wilfred and Velma Quintana Salas in Portales. He worked as a milker at a local dairy. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Demetrio Salas; and cousin, Richard Salas. Survivors […]

Murray, Velma R.

Velma Rierson Murray, 83, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in the old Baptist Hospital in Clovis to George Madison and Alpha Omega Rierson. Her father and four brothers were early pioneers who homesteaded in north Curry County between 1905 and 1911 before […]

Gresham, Velma Jane

Velma Jane Gresham Services: Have been held. Velma Jane Gresham, 90, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born on June 14, 1914, in Bryce, Texas. She attended school in Richland. She married J.E. (Dick) Gresham in Portales on March 8, 1932. They moved to California in 1939 and then came […]

Townsley-Chamblee, Velma

Velma Townsley-Chamblee Services: Have been held. Mrs. Velma Townsley-Chamblee, 86, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born on March 18, 1918, in White County, Ind., to Nina Ruth and Loren F. “Bus” Davis. She grew up on a farm in White County, Ind. She met […]

Eatery owner serves up more than food

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Mike Reyna of Clovis visits with Velma Jackson as she fixes Reyna a plate Monday. June 30 will be the longtime owner’s last day at Velma’s Country Cookin’ Resturaunt. CNJ photo by Eric Butler. By Eric Butler, CNJ Correspondent When Velma’s Country Cookin’s closes at the end of the month, customers will obviously miss Velma […]

Clovis soul-food cook plans June retirement

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Velma Jackson, owner of Velma’s Bar BQ, will be retiring after spending more than 20 years cooking in Clovis. June 30 will be the last day she will cook at the restaurant. By Jack King Soul food, that bedrock of Southern cooking, is as rare in the Southwest as a good enchilada in Peoria. When […]

Pearson, Velma

VELMA PEARSON Services: Have been held. Mrs. Velma Pearson, 92, of Elida, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Dec. 2, 1910, in Stephenville, Texas, to Nora and Frank Hilburn. Her family moved to Lamesa, Texas, when she was a girl. She married Carl Pearson on […]