Southern, Derrell

Derrell Southern, 49, of Portales, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 16, 1957, in Portales to Jean and E.T. Southern. He grew up in Portales and worked as a truck driver near Clara, Okla., for a number of years. He returned to Portales about a year […]

Clovis soph repeats as 5A triple jump champ

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Mike Ware helped Clovis qualify for the 800-meter finals. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High sophomore Manuel Robles made it two in a row on Friday in Class 5A boys high jump, winning the event with a leap of 46 feet, 7 inches on Friday at the University of New Mexico’s […]

Obituaries — April 27

Bill Lott Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Bill Lott, 55, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at his residence in Highway. He was born March 1, 1951, in Portales to Patsy and Oscar “Pouch” Lott. He grew up in Highway and graduated from Dora High School in 1970. He […]

Gleis, Michael

Michael Joseph Gleis, 49, of Clovis died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Clovis. He was born Jan. 24, 1957, to John and Vera Horedwell Gleis in Laverne, Minn. He worked as a sales representative for Culligan Water for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father and four brothers. He is survived by […]

3/5 Anniversary

Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The couple married March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. They have two children and three grandchildren. The couple met at a country-western dance on Christmas Eve in 1955 and dated for two months and one week before they married. […]

Greene, Laura

Laura E. Greene, 51, of Muleshoe, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 at her home. She was born May 18, 1954, in Albuquerque. She married Charles Greene in Oklahoma City on Jan. 3, 1977. In 2000 they moved to Bovina. She worked in the family business, Master Trim, for many years. She also worked in the […]

Nichols, David “Andy”

David “Andy” Nichols, 58, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Oct. 29, 1947, in Hobbs to Ruby and Ervin Nichols. He married Brenda “B.J.” Vantrease on Oct. 29, 1965. He attended Portales High School and in 1962 began working for Hometown Foods as an associate in the […]

Duke, Nell A.

Nell A. Duke, 95, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Retirement Ranch Care Center. She was born Nov. 26, 1910, in Marietta, Okla., to Walter and Susie Ellen Welborn. Following high school, she took a business course and went to work at Ware’s Department Store in Littlefield, Texas. She later worked for […]

Jackson, Jeanne

Jeanne B. Jackson, 80, of Safford, Ariz., died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Mount Graham Regional Hospital in Safford, Ariz. She was born March 21, 1925, in Clovis, to William and Edna Burgett. She worked for Mountain Bell. She went to Benson’s Business School and then worked at Cannon Air Force Base as an analyst […]

Prewitt, Jack

Jack Prewitt, 65, of Portales, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born March 9, 1940, in Midwest City, Okla., to Edith and John F. Prewitt. He grew up in North Hollywood, Calif., where family members said he attended high school with singer Ricky Nelson and other notables.  He […]

Carol Barela

Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked at Alco for 16 years. She also worked as a checker at IGA. […]

Sanchez Sullivan, Martha

Martha O. Sanchez Sullivan, 67, of Franklin, Mass., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood following a long illness. She was born March 29, 1938, in El Paso, Texas. She worked as an administrator at Wrentham State School in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. She was raised and educated in […]

Bullock, Beverly A.

Beverly Ann Bullock, 73, of Caballo, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Gotebo, Okla. She worked as a hospital administrator and banking clerk early in her marriage. She later worked in home businesses, including an upholstery shop and an antique store. She lived in Portales and […]

Hounds sweep in baseball opener

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Hitting in the cleanup spot for the first time as a collegian, Eastern New Mexico University senior Justin Gee made a spectacular debut Friday afternoon. The Greyhounds loaded the bases on a single and two walks, and Gee followed with a grand slam home run, highlighting a seven-run first as […]

Eck, Ala

Ala Eck, 91, of Portales died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her residence. She was born March 4, 1914, in Amarillo to Zeddie and J.B. Turner. She attended school in Portales. She married Delos E. Eck in November 1929. The couple worked together they lived and worked in West Texas and eastern New Mexico for […]

Rich, Raymond J.

Raymond Jack Rich, 80, of Florence, Colo. died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at Hildebrand Care Center in Canon City, Colo. following an illness. He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Childress, Texas, to George Archie Rich and the former Georgia A. Turrentine. He attended school at Welmon, Texas. He married Marie Erven on Aug. 11, […]

William Troy White

William Troy White, 90, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born July 24, 1915, to Benjamin Harrison and Amer Lee White in Spiro, Okla. He married Leona Lockwood Dec. 23, 1939, in Santa Paula, Calif. He worked in the oil fields and was a driller, foreman, and […]

Tim Taylor

Mr. Tim Taylor, 48, of Portales, died Oct. 30, 2005, at the Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 4, 1957, in Lovington to Sunny Jo and Charlie N. Taylor. The Taylor family moved to Elida when Tim was a little boy. He graduated from Elida High School in 1975. He worked […]

Arnold, Dee

Dee Arnold, 49, of Lazbuddie, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born July 23, 1956, in Tulia, Texas, to Walter and Gail Arnold. He worked as a cowboy for feedlots and ranches throughout Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He married Pat Heckman of Claude, Texas, on Nov. 24, 1973. He […]

Pinson, Victoria “Vicky”

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn. She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn for several years. […]