March 17 Obituaries
Published: Thursday, March 17th, 2005
Maybelle Shults, 96 Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Portales Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Maybelle Elaine Shults, 96, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Dec. 28, 1908, Greenback, Tenn., to Rosa and W.E. Mills. She moved to Ranchvale in 1909 with her parents and two older brothers. She moved to Portales in 1960. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Portales and had been active in the Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charles L., William Leslie and Vernon R. Mills; two sisters, Edith Norris and Lucille Lancaster; two sons, Edwin Leon and Don Edward Shults; and by her husband, Clyde A. Shults. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Erwin (and husband, Roland) of Portales; eight grandchildren, Preston and Austin Lenard, both of Portales, Deanna Lenard of Mesa, Ariz., Leticia Johnston of Albuquerque, Michael Erwin of Fort. Worth, Texas, Teri Carrell and Dina Bajinski, both of Alamogordo, and Brenda Stolte of Arlington, Texas; 18 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vivian Webb of Portales. The Rev. Dick Ross will officiate the services. Arrangements are b Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Lee Loflin, 82 Services: Have been held. Lee Loflin, 82, of Lubbock, died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Lamesa, Texas. He was born on May 24, 1922, in Portales, to John and Vada Loflin. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked for Yellow Freight Systems for many years before retiring in 1985, and was a member of the V.F.W. in Lubbock. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Loflin; a daughter, Joyce Loflin; two sisters, Mary Gross and Oma Hunt; and a brother, Burnnard Loflin. Survivors include a son, John Loflin (and wife, Debbie) of Carlsbad; a sister, Julia Seavers of Nevada; two grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial was at City of Lubbock Cemetery. The Rev. Michael Gilchrest officiated the services. Arrangements are by Sanders Funeral Home of Lubbock.
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