Oct. 13 Obituaries

Jane Stinnett
Jane Anne Stinnett, 72, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at University Medical Center, following a long battle with cancer.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. (MDT) Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Lubbock.
A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. (MDT) at the Portales.

Clifford Bruno
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Portales Cemetery.
Mr. Clifford Bruno, 79, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 in Portales.
He was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Beckley, W. Va., to Theresa and Pete Bruno. He grew up in West Virginia, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army at 16 and spent his career in the military where he served as a military police, warrant officer, and helicopter pilot. He served during World War II, Korea and served two terms in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from active service in 1968. He had worked for several years as a carpenter in Ruidoso.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Bruno of Portales; three sons, Danny Cranford of Portales, Rocky Cranford (and wife, Julia) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robbie Cranford (Kris) of Portales; four daughters, Delores Womack of Bryant, Ark., Linda Giddings (Kurt) of Portales, Sharon Johnson (Jeff) of Portales and Dianne Allen (Kenneth) of Adelanto, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy Taylor of Houston, Texas.
Burial will take place in Portales Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kurt Giddings, Dakota McDaniel, Lucas Cranford, Danny Cranford, Robbie Cranford, Jeff Johnson, and Brian Giddings.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Virgil Blakley
Services: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Dora Baptist Church.
Virgil Blakley, 92, of the Rogers community, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.
He was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Dickens, Texas. His family moved by covered wagon to Capitan in 1919. They moved to the Rogers community in 1921. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1932.
He married Mary McCary March 11, 1933, in Portales. He farmed in Rogers until 1980 when he retired. He was an active member of the Dora Baptist Church where he served as deacon for 40 years. He taught the men’s Bible class for more than 25 years.
Family members said he was an avid reader, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Delbert and Doyle Blakley; and daughter, Lura Deen Blakley, who died in 1934.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Duane Blakley (and wife, Pat) of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; two grandchildren, Cara Lea Smith and Christopher Blakley; a great-grandchild, Ashley Smith; three sisters, Joyce Fraze of Portales, Thelma Graves of Elida and Ruby Vardeman of Albuquerque.
The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary.
The Rev. Butch Schneider will officiate.
Burial will take place in Mount Zion Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Elmer Reed, Dennis Tollett, Chester Harth, Kerry Victor, Terry Varnell, Gene Massey, Randy Davis and Barry Walker.
Honorary pallbearers are Rodney Thetford, Wayne Tollett, J.B. Bates, Kenneth Victor, Wayne Victor, Donald Wilcher and J.T. Toombs, along with all of his other many friends.
Memorial contributions may be sent to either the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home or the New Mexico Boys Ranch.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Vanice Lovett
Services: 2 p.m. (CDT) Saturday at Wright Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Snyder, Texas.
Vanice Nell Lovett, 69, of Snyder, Texas, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at her residence.
She was born May 30, 1936, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School and Eastern New Mexico University. She taught school in Snyder and Morton, Texas, and at the Zuni Reservation in New Mexico.
She is survived by a brother, Barry Lovett (and wife, Juanell) of Chillicothe, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Linda Lovett of Logan; aunts and uncles, Troy and Nell Lovett of Pleasant Hill, Maureen and Lowery Winkles of Clovis and Joyce and Roy Lovett of Clovis; two nephews, Jerry Lovett (Genia) of Wausau, Wis., and Leo Lovett (Amy) of Portales; four nieces, Rita May (Arthur) of Chillicothe, Ohio, Londa Larkin (Loren) of Plano, Texas, Kayla Hawes (Kenny) of Clovis and Katie Phelan (Jim) of Syracuse, N.Y.; and many grand-nephews and nieces and cousins.
Tommy Culwell of Colonial Hill Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will take place in Lawn Haven Cemetery in Clovis with Rev. Gene Christian officiating.
Arrangements are by Wright Colonial Funeral Home of Snyder, Texas.

Rita Dodge
Services: A rosary will be held at 7 p.m.. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Mrs. Rita Armijo Dodge, 73, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born Aug. 17, 1932, in Clovis to Juan and Margaret Armijo. She married Miguel Dodge on Feb. 1, 1964, in Clovis.
Family members said she loved playing Bingo, jigsaw and word-search puzzles, shopping, watching Spanish programs and spending time with family. She was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Rose Sandoval; a son, Raymond Dodge; six grandchildren, Victor Estrada, Mark Dodge, Regina McCollum, Joe Gallegos Jr., David Dodge Jr. and Andrea Gallegos.
She is survived by her husband; six sons, Michael Dodge (and wife, Patsy) of Clovis, George Dodge (Karen) of Clovis, David Dodge (Sandy) of Dephew, Okla., Terry Dodge (Anna) of Clovis, Ruben Dodge (Tamara) of Princeton, Ind., and Tommy Montoya (Victoria) of Clovis; four daughters, Martina Garcia (Freddy) of Littleton, Colo., and Joann Montoya (Raymond Lasater) of Tulsa, Okla., Loretta Garduno (Andy) of Irving, Texas and Margaret Lopez (Tommy) of Clovis; a brother; 62 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren
The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
Father Sotero Sena will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis
Pallbearers are Ruben Dodge, David Dodge, Mike Dodge, Jessie Estrada, Andrew Garduno and T. J. Lopez.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

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