Feb. 10 Obituaries

Robert W. Brown, 86
Robert W. Brown, 86, of Stockton, Calif., formerly of Portales, passed away Monday, February 7, 2005, at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Stockton.
He was born February 11, 1918 in Oklahoma to the home of Ora and Paul W. Brown and was the husband of Kathleen (Owen) Brown, who survives him.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2005, at the Portales Cemetery. The Rev. Dick Ross will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Ora Mae Mayo, 76
Services: Have been held.
Ora Mae Mayo, 76, of Artesia, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Artesia General Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 6, 1929, in Weaver, Texas, to A.E. and Nannie Young Copeland.
On Jan. 23, 1948, she married George Oliver Mayo in Clovis. She came to Artesia in January of 1953 from Portales. She was co-owner of Valley Tractor Sales. She was a member of First Baptist Church, and former member of 8th and Grand Church of Christ, and Xi Beta Alpha, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include a son, George 0. Mayo Jr. of Levelland, Texas; three sisters, Myrtie Smith of Portales, Meriam Easter of Albuquerque and Elnora Stafford of Amarillo; a brother, A.E. Copeland of Albuquerque; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Terpening and Son Mortuary of Artesia.

Services Pending
Lucille O’Hara, 92, of Las Cruces, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at the Cottonbloom Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces.
Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.