Obits 9-21

Joseph Hill, 56
Joseph Edward Hill, 56, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 12, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill.
He was born on July 14, 1947, in Waukegan, Ill., to Joann and Joseph Blue.
He met Corina Pena while in the Air Force and stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. They were married on Jan. 17, 1970, in Portales, and soon moved to Round Lake Beach.
Family members said he loved golf, bowling, fishing and the company of others.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Barbara.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; one son, Gordon Hill; siblings Vernon Blue (Brenda), Linda Gonzalez (Ismael), Bernard Blue, Naomi Garcia (Francisco), Douglas Blue, Gordon Blue (Jeanne), Kevin Blue (Debbie), Melvin Blue (Kris), Terry Foy (Jim), Larry Blue (Cindy); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family members suggest memorials be made to a favorite charity. Services have been held.

Lucille Lancaster, 80
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 taught third grade in the Floyd and Portales school systems before starting a family in 1950. She was a homemaker until 1984, when, because of a disabling illness, she became a resident of Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by three sons, Gary Lancaster (wife Marilyn) of Clovis; Kenneth Lancaster of Clovis; and Bob Lancaster (Sharon) of Aurora, Colo. She also is survived by a brother, Vernon Mills of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Maybelle Schultz and Vivian Webb of Portales.
She also is survived by four grandchildren, Tawna Speer (Bobby) of Clovis; Melinda Collins (Jim) of Greeley, Colo.; Shannon Cosby (Jason) of San Antonio, Texas; and Lindsey Lancaster of Aurora, Colo. She also is survived by seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Matthew and Emily Speer of Clovis; Kristian Lancaster of Los Angeles; and Kaitlin, Kaylee and Roger Cosby of San Antonio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Charles and Bill Mills; one sister, Edith Norris; a grandson, Jason Lancaster; and two great-grandsons, Aaron and Austin Speer.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Webb, Jeryll Webb, Bobby Speer, Jim Collins, Dean Thatcher and Lance Starbuck.
Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home in Clovis.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Fellowship Church, 500 Schepps Blvd., in Clovis.

Betty McCarson, 69
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 McCarson on Nov. 18, 1954. The family lived in Farmington from 1977 to 1996, but moved back to Portales when Mr. McCarson retired. Family members said Mrs. McCarson was a devoted wife and mother. She also was an avid bingo player and loved to go to garage sales, often accompanied by her sister and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband; sons Gary McCarson (wife Margaret) McCarson of Chesapeake, Va.; Frank McCarson (Tina) of Elko, Nev.; and Brad McCarson (Donia) of Taos; and daughters Vicki Wethington (Monty) of Aztec; and Judy Logan (Bobby) of Farmington. She is also survived by a brother, Russell Hardisty of Elko, Nev.; and sisters Doris Blalock and Sandra Bedinger, both of Portales; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gary McCarson, Frank McCarson, Brad McCarson, Richard Blalock, Brett Bedinger and Monty Wethington.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Winston Berry and Rev. Clyde Davis.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the local hospice.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.