July 29 Obituaries

Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19 Mr. Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19, of Portales, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born on Oct. 10, 1984, in Montebello, Calif., to Raquel Soto and Calvin D. Griffin. He lived in Alhambra, Calif., until 1990, when they moved to Tujunga, Calif. He attended school […]

Zias softball team announces new signings

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary […]

Obits April 15

Margie Purcell, 74 Mrs. Margie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Melrose, to Bessie Mae and Charles R. Vance. She attended school at McAlister and House, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948. She married Bill Purcell on June 6, […]

Obits Jan. 30

Lewis J. Wall, 85 Lewis J. Wall, 85, of Clovis, a truck driver, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 27, 1918, in Social Hill, Ark., to Levie and Myrtle Wall. He married Sally Thomas in 1938 in Arkansas. They moved to Clovis in 1953. […]

Obits 11-20

Chloe May, 69 Chloe Ann May, 69, of Menlo Park, Calif., formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born on Oct. 10, 1934, to Al and Ercel Garten. She graduated from Portales High in 1952. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, she worked as a teacher for 42 years, having […]

Obits 7/9

Monell Thomas, 78 Mr. Monell Gordon Thomas, 78, of Hollywood Hills, Calif., died Tuesday, June 17, 2003. He was born on Dec. 18, 1924, in Tucumcari, to Eura E. and Viola H. Thomas. He attended grade school in Forrest before moving to Portales where he graduated from high school in 1942. He served as a […]

Obits 7/6

Cora Ward, 95 Mrs. Cora Edith Ward, 95, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 11, 1907, in Waters Park, Texas, to Reuben Benjamin and Blanche Elizabeth Dunks. Mrs. Ward worked for many years at Cauole Engraving Co. as bookkeeper and […]

Obituaries June 13

Leslie Gibson, 88 Mr. Leslie W. Gibson, 88, of Ennis, Texas, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Claystone Healthcare Center in Ennis. He was born on Nov. 16, 1914, in Paris, Texas, to Willie P. and Wyrla Thompson Gibson. He was raised in Snyder, Texas. He married Ala Mae Lafayette on March 30, 1947. He […]

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 […]

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 […]