Obits 11-04

Boyd Taylor, 83
Mr. Boyd Taylor, 83, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis.
He was born on May 21, 1920, in Dawson County, Texas, to Ruth and Bud Taylor. At an early age, his family moved to New Mexico and settled on a ranch where he grew up. He attended schools in Elida graduated from Dora High School in 1938. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Following his discharge he worked in several occupations before becoming a farmer. He moved to Portales in 1973. He married Naida Jean Swafford on Oct. 28, 1939, in Portales. He was a member of Third and Kilgore Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dolphus Taylor; and two nephews, Stanley and Jeffery Taylor.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Merlin Taylor of Portales; a granddaughter, Jennifer Leigh Taylor of New Jersey; two brothers, Dennis Taylor (and wife, Frances) of Shawnee, Okla., and Bennie Taylor (Jayne) of Elida; three sisters-in-law, Maxine Polk of Lovington, Charlene Weigle (Dick) of Amarillo and Joyce Lee Fraze of Portales; two aunts, Imogene Taylor of Portales and Irene Hines of Carlsbad; and many nieces and nephews.
Dan Rouse will officiate the services, assisted by Dudley Cash.
Burial will be in Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charles Terry, Alan Carter, Cliff Gossett, Dale Brown, Clarence Thompson and Keith Parrish.
Honorary pallbearers were Sid Baker, Elvis Hestand, Jerry Hailey, Dudley Cash, Alva Carter, Bill Barnett, Jack Scott, Gayle Ferguson, Garvin Chandler, Ray Mayberry, Buck Partin and Damon Lieb.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Services have been held.

Lou Rackley, 71
Lou Rackley, 71, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Services Pending are pending.

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