Obituaries June 1

Maxine Hobbs, 82 Maxine “Mrs. Homer” Hobbs, 82, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at her home in Portales. Services are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Obituaries, May 30

Jimmie Allison, 66 Jimmie B. Allison, 66, of Cherry Valley, Calif., died Saturday, May 24, 2003. He was born on March 1, 1937, in Dalhart, Texas, to Robert Francis and Edith T. Phillips Allison. He was a piledriving foreman for 30 years. He worked for ARB Construction. Survivors include a son, James Brent Allison of […]

Obituaries, May 29

Ruth Crume, 89, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Joe Melendez, 78

Joe Melendez, 78 Mr. Joe Melendez, 78, of Santa Barbara County, Calif., died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. He was born on April 26, 1925, in Roswell, to Eduardo and Urbana Juarez Melendez. He was educated in Roswell Public Schools, Eastern New Mexico University and University of New Mexico, earning a bachelor of science degree in […]

LaVerba Blandford, 78

LaVerba Blandford, 78, died Friday, May 23, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Portales, to Alice and A.K. Scott. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1942. On May 28, 1942, she married Buck Blandford. During World War II she was employed at B&J Drug. In […]

Obituaries, May 22

S.L. Jackson, 75 S.L. “Tuney” Jackson Jr., 75, of Floyd, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at his home. He was born on March 24, 1928, in Olton, Texas, to Betty and S.L. Jackson. He attended school in Olton for several years. He graduated from high school in Carisa Springs, Texas, in 1945. He worked as […]

Obituaries

Eula Marley, 95 Eula Mae Marley, 95, formerly of Portales, a retired schoolteacher, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, in Carlsbad, Calif. She was born on May 10, 1907, in Morgan Mill, Texas, to Frank and Daisy Bass. Her family moved to the New Mexico Territory by covered wagon and homesteaded north of Tatum in 1911. […]

Obits 09

Gayle Jones, 54 Gayle D. Jones, 54, of Plainview, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 21, 1948, in Olney, Texas, to Carroll and Mattie Grubbs Boland. She was raised and attended school in Portales. She married Derrell Jones on April 21, 1980, in Portales. She […]

Obits 08

Joseph Brown, 74 Joseph William “Jake” Brown, 74, of Jal, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. He was born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Cogar, Okla., to Myrtie and John Brown. He was a 1947 graduate of Floyd High School. He married Coralie Nell Mullins on Feb. 5, 1953, […]

Obits 5-06

Jerry Betts Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Restlawn Memorial Park, south of Portales. Mr. Jerry Betts, 47, of Portales, a former truck driver, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 27, 1955, in Smyrna, Tenn., to Kathleen and Charles W. Betts. He moved to Portales […]