Shooting stuns neighborhood

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A wooden board covers Carlos Perez’ bedroom window. Nine bullets pierced through it early Thursday morning; one ended Carlos’ life on the eve of his 11th birthday. “He didn’t deserve this,” said Minerba Bailon, Carlos’ maternal aunt, her voice shaking. “Carlitos was a little kid who was always smiling, always [...]

Sept. 6 Obituaries

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. John David Imoe, 63, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Jan. 25, 1942, in Portales to Maggie and Pete Imoe. The family moved to California and back two different times while he was a small boy. As a [...]

9-1 Obituaries

Services: 10 a.m., Friday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton. Edna Ray Wagner, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born May 9, 1925, in St. Vrain to William “Bill” and Minnie Thurman Glen. Family members said she was a true daughter of the pioneers, and was [...]

6/28 Obituaries

Julius Johnson Jr., 73 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. Mr. Julius Jordan “Jay” Johnson Jr., 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Yeso, to Julius and Vera Johnson. Johnson was a retired captain [...]

6/5 Obituaries

Lelda Roberts, 83 Services: Have been held. Lelda Roberts, 83, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 15, 1921, in Boswell, Okla., to Hugh and Ruth Baxter Pickens. She married W.P. “Bill” Roberts on Nov. 17, 1946. After attending Southeastern Oklahoma College, she began working for [...]

6/3 Obituaries

Nelson Naylor, 92 Services: 10:30 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at First Baptist Church in Littlefield, Texas. Nelson Naylor, 92, of Littlefield, Texas, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 21, 1913, in Portales, to Joe and Esther Naylor. He married Alice Betts on Aug. 28, 1938, in [...]

5/17 Obituaries

Clarence Barnett, 82 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery. Clarence “Barney” Barnett, 82, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Duran, to Homer and Elbertine Smith Barnett. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1941. He attended Eastern New Mexico [...]

Thompson remembered for pleasant demeanor

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Jimmy Lee Thompson was faced with numerous difficulties throughout his life, especially after returning from the Army National Guard in the early 60’s, but regardless of his circumstances, it was his attitude towards others that marked him as a man of valor. He died on March 14, 2005, of liver [...]

March 27 Obituaries

Barbara Goddard Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Barbara Mae Goddard, 66, of Chandler, Texas, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 1, 1939, in Anson, Texas, to Holbert and Blanche Wallace Shirley. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was employed as [...]

Griggs had generous nature

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Eddie Griggs was a man whose generosity reflected his love and friendship. The second born of 12 children, Griggs mentored and inspired family members with his wisdom and positive attitude towards life. Shirley Moore, Griggs’ sister, said her brother often supplied family members, especially the children, with shoes when a [...]