Dec. 1 Obituaries

Linda Bailey, 57
Linda Bailey, 57, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, in Albuquerque.
She was born in 1947. She graduated from Sandia High School in 1965. She married George Bogle after graduation. In 1981, she married Jerry Bailey. She was a graduate of Clovis Community College School of nursing in 1995. She worked as a registered nurse for various home health organizations in Clovis, Amarillo, Friona and Albuquerque, most recently Heritage Home Health. Family members said she was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Bailey of Clovis; two sons, Ed Bogle (and wife, Christine) of Rio Rancho, Rick Bogle (Dori) of Albuquerque; a step-daughter, Andrea King (David) of Birmingham, Ala.; and 14 grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, at Calvary Chapel in Albuquerque. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales 88130.
Arrangements are by French Mortuary in Albuquerque.

Kenneth Kerr, 73
Kenneth Clifton Kerr, 73, of Clovis died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born Aug. 31, 1931, to W.M. Fred and Lola Ruff Kerr in San Jon. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1950 where he was a member of FFA and played basketball. He joined the Marines on Feb. 27, 1952, in Oceanside, Calif., and during his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and United Nations Service Medal.
He was a cabinet maker and finish carpenter for many years in Clovis. He was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene and helped with Meals on Wheels. He coordinated many senior citizen trips. Family members said he enjoyed helping people and volunteering his time for the needs of others.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, W.S. Kerr.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Kerr (and wife, Peggy) of Fort Worth, Texas, and Craig Kerr of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a daughter, Starla Downs (Lonnie) of Clovis; an adopted son, Terry Scarborough of Houston; six grandchildren, Brian, Christopher, Stacey, and Cameron Kerr, Michelle Edwards, and Adam Scarborough; three great-grandchildren; longtime companion and friend, Dorothy Scarborough of Clovis; a brother, Richard Kerr (LaFern) of Los Lunas; nine sisters, Joan Mael (Raymond) of North Highland, Calif., Gloria Reid (Jack) of Bloomfield, Carolyn Massey of Elko, N.D., Helen Davis (Danny) of Porterville, Calif., Vernell Smith (Frank) of Hagerman, Jeanette Dever (W.E.) of Portales, Corennia McCair of Gardenville, N.D., Irene Huffman of Watauga, Texas, and Maxine Grant (Ellis) of Amarillo.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, at The First Church of the Nazarene in Clovis. Dr. J. Vaughn Gossman will officiate the services.
Burial will be at the Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Red Nevens, E.M. Wright, Brian Kerr, John Peyton, Johnny Cothern, and Jerry Oldham.
Service will have military honors by the U.S. Marines Honor Guard.
Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Avis Simpson, 92
Mrs. Avis Irene Simpson, 92, of Austin, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 in Austin.
She was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Nolan, Texas, to George Washington and Eula Wallis Hawkins. She was a long-time resident of Portales. She married Bill Simpson on July, 12 1944, in Roswell. She was a licensed practical nurse for many years, and had worked in the hospitals in Clovis and Portales as well as the hospital at Cannon Air Force Base. She also worked in several doctors’ offices and served as president for the local LPN association. Family members said she was a generous lady, who was always ready to help anyone in need. 
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Odus E. Thompson and Bill Simpson; a son, George Edward Thompson; two brothers; and a sister. 
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Graves (and husband, Jerry), and Joyce Vandiver (Dale); a son, Lloyd D. Thompson (Nancy); a daughter-in-law, Thelma Thompson; two brothers, Alan Hawkins, and P. T. Hawkins (Colleen); a sister, Lauranette Mason (Raleigh); a sister-in-law, Virginia Hawkins; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. The Rev. Roy Elmore will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery. 
Pallbearers are family members
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. 
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.