Obituaries, May 22

S.L. Jackson, 75
S.L. “Tuney” Jackson Jr., 75, of Floyd, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his home.
He was born on March 24, 1928, in Olton, Texas, to Betty and S.L. Jackson.
He attended school in Olton for several years. He graduated from high school in Carisa Springs, Texas, in 1945. He worked as a truck driver before enlisting in the Navy in 1946. After his discharge he worked as a cowboy for E.K. Warren and Son on the U Bar Ranches in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. He married Janell Slack on Feb. 10, 1951, in Elida. In 1956 they moved to Rogers where he was employed by Olin and Chleo Ainsworth until 1961. He served more than 20 years on the Rural Telephone Co-op Board and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lester Jackson; and a sister, Velma Goyne.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Rex Jackson of Milnesand; two daughters, Sandra Long and Sherrie Jackson, both of Albuquerque; two brothers, Joe Don Jackson of Amarillo and Woody Jackson of Plano, Texas; three sisters, Wilma Gallaway of Plainview, Texas, Sybol Henry of Amarillo and Betty Colletti of Enterprise, Fla.; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Inez Cemetery in southern Roosevelt County. Woody Jackson will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Rex Jackson, Malcolm Long, Scott Long, Matthew Long, Jim Beggs and Bill Greenlees.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plains Regional Medical Center Hospice and Home Health, 1701 S. Ave P, Portales, NM 81830 or VFW Post 9515.
Wheeler Mortuary of Portales is handling arrangements.

Edith McGuffin, 89
Edith Wheeler McGuffin, 89, of Albuquerque, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at Stardust Place in Albuquerque.
She was born on May 13, 1914, in Bethel, to Nina and Ernest N. Wheeler.
She graduated from Portales High School in 1933. She attended Eastern New Mexico Junior College in Portales and was a member of the first graduating class in 1935. She went on to complete a degree in music and art at Kansas State Teacher’s College in 1937. She taught vocal music and art at Lovington High School until 1940. She married L.W. McGuffin on Sept. 1, 1940, and because of school rules prohibiting marriage, she had to resign from teaching. She taught third grade at L.L. Brown, Steiner and James Schools from 1966 until 1978. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, E.N. Wheeler Jr.; and two sisters, Vera Audeen Wheeler and Ruth Ann Wheeler.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Nina Harper of Seal Beach, Calif., Anne MacFie of Stanton, Ky., and Deana McGuffin of Albuquerque; and one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. The Rev. Harry Riser will officiate.
Burial wil be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eldin Cooper, Scott Reeves, Otis Davis, Marlin Poynor, Howard Overby and Dewey Langston.
Honorary bearers will be C.H. Justus, Jack Carr, Dr. Jack Williamson, Melvin Lovorn, Preston and Robert Dunn, Cecil Cook, Buck Bigler, Hugh Coslett, Leo Dement, Ernest Leach and James Woodall.
Wheeler Mortuary of Portales is handling arrangements.

Loren Ward, 29
Loren Ward, 28, of Tyler, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, in East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1974, in Portales, to Teresa and James P. Ward.
He graduated from Clovis High School in 1993. He served for a short time in the U.S. Marine Corps. After receiving his discharge he was employed at Teague Strebeck Auto Dealership and later worked at Plains Regional Medical Center as a respiratory therapy technician. He married Angelica Salazar on Oct. 9, 1998. In August 2002 he and his family moved to Chandler, Texas, where he was attending Tyler Junior College to become a registered respiratory therapist. He was a member of the Christian Church of God in Amarillo.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Casaus and Russell Ward.
Survivors include his wife, Angelica Ward of Chandler; two sons, Christian and Julian Ward, both of Portales; two daughters, Sophia Ward of Portales and Lisa Marie Ward of Amarillo; his parents; and his grandparents, Virginia Casaus of Clovis and Ann Ward of Illinois; two sisters, Kim Barela and Regina Delgado, both of Chandler.
A prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Joe Kirkpatrick will officiate.
Burial will be at Mission Garden of Memories Cemetery in Clovis.
Pallbearers will be Eric and Brian Oaklief, Joe Delgado, Rick Barela, Robert Romero and James Casaus.
Wheeler Mortuary of Portales is handling arrangements.

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