Opal Jones, 98
Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales.
Mr. Opal Hurst “O.H.” Jones, 98, of Portales, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at his home.
He was born March 26, 1907, Fulton County, Ark., to Dora and Grayson Jones.
The family moved to New Mexico in 1925, settling in the Garrison community. In 1931 they purchased the Garrison Store. He helped in the store, and worked as a cowboy helping to herd cattle for area ranchers. He married Helen Duncan on Sept. 25, 1939, in Morton, Texas. Later they moved to Salinas, Calif. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor they returned to New Mexico and settled near Grants. For seven years he worked on carrot farms in the area before moving to Dora in 1949 to run the Dora Grocery. He retired in 1978. He was a deacon in the Dora Baptist Church.
Family members said he enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an avid gardener, and loved watching sporting events of all types, especially Atlanta Braves baseball.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank and Fred Jones; and two sisters, Lela Jones and Pauline McGehee.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Joe Jones (and wife, Sandra) and Bobby Jones (Kathie), all of Lubbock, Jerry Jones (Jenny) of Richmond, Va., and David Jones (Terry) of Dora; a daughter, Billie Loyd (Ron) of Artesia; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn Jones of Canon City, Colo.; and a sister, Bennie Wood of Canon City, Colo.
The Rev. Bobby Fuller will officiate the services assisted by the Rev. Roy Roach.
Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery near Dora.
Pallbearers are Vern, Darren, Jake and Jeffry Jones, Chris St. Clair and Brad Loyd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church or to the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
“Netta” Tivis, 79
Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.
Mrs. “Netta” Tivis, 79, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born on Dec. 9, 1925, in Anadarko, Okla., to Willie and Roscoe B. Kent.
She first came to New Mexico as a small child when her parents settled in the Bethel community. She lived there until 1990. She married C.F. Tivis on Dec. 24, 1943, in Bethel. In 1981 she married Roy Wall. In 1990 she moved to Portales and in 2002 she moved to Clovis. She was a member of the Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. She was an Avon representative for 44 years.
Family members said she enjoyed playing games, especially cards and bingo, quilting, sewing and crocheting. She was a foster grandmother in the schools, first in Portales at Valencia and more recently in Clovis at Barry and Cameo elementary schools.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Troy Kent; an infant son, Richard C. Tivis; and by both of her husbands.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Tivis (and wife, Donna) of Dora; two daughters, Hazel (Cole) Guinn (Bill) of Clovis and Bernice Gainey (Tom) of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Wanda Stice of Crowley, Texas, and Arvilla Carley of Lubbock.
A family lunch will be served at noon Monday at Victory Life Church in Portales.
The Rev. Walter Huber will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Floyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dean Kadell, Duane Lee, Bill Roberts, Wendell Best, Jimmy Tivis and Terry Swann.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.