Gold star moms remember children lost on battlefield

By Darrell Todd Maurina Memorial Day exists primarily to remember deceased veterans, but since the end of World War I, veterans organizations have also sought to provide recognition and support to a special category of people on the “home front.” That category, “gold star mothers,” consists of mothers whose children have died while serving in [...]

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. [...]

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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, [...]

Jerrita Wilson

Jerrita Wilson, 48 Ms. Jerrita Wilson, 48, of Portales, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. The Rev. Walter Huber will officiate the services. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Aileen Disney

Aileen Disney Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Aileen Disney, 89, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Clifton, Tenn., to Lula Mae and W.B. “Doc” Smith. She married Lorace Disney on June 16, 1933. She spent her formative years in Clifton. As [...]

Today’s Obituaries

Sam Kinard Mr. Sam Kinard, 81, of Amherst, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Golden Age Nursing Center in Clovis. Services are10 a.m. (CST) Monday at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis, Texas. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Harrison Drake Mr. Harrison Drake, 91, of Hurst, Texas, a retired flour miller, died Wednesday, Feb. [...]