Obits 11-30

James Pettus, 61 Mr. James Pettus, 61, of Portales, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Oct. 16, 1942, at Owensboro, Ky., to Rose and Ed Pettus. When he was 13 the family moved to Carlsbad where they lived about two years until moving to Floyd. He was […]

Obits 11-6

Joyce Wilson, 76 Joyce Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Day of the Dead to honor former students

Mike Linn By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com Those who knew Eric Hodgest say they don’t need his picture to see his face. Or to remember his smile. Or even his charm. Still, Hodgest’s photo, along with memorabilia of three other Eastern New Mexico University students, will be displayed on an altar today in […]

Obits 10-5

J.W. Luce Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales Mr. J.W. Luce, 87, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his home in Portales. He was born on Feb. 4, 1916, in Wellington, Texas, to Ida Pearl and George N. Luce. His family came to Clovis around 1924 before moving to […]

Obits 9-24

T. M. Fullerton, 80 T. M. “Marion” Fullerton, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending. Patsy Loomis, 68 Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was […]

Obits 8/31

Frank Davis, 38, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating accident at Ute Lake. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Sammy Sanchez, 47, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating accident at Ute Lake. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler […]

Seeing history through a child’s eyes

Bob Huber In my relentless quest for award-winning journalism, I often explore the zany world of “kidspeak,” which is teacher jargon for stuff kids write on test papers. My wife Marilyn’s all-time favorite is, “I just love Tommy Buford. He’s tall, dark, and on probation.” So for my in-depth report today I’ve selected a whole […]

Obits Aug. 17

Donald Crockett, 67 Mr. Donald R. Crockett, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Life Care Center in Farmington. He was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Comanche, Okla., to Virginia and Eddie Crockett. He grew up in Portales. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1960 and his master’s degree in 1966. He taught in Roswell […]

Personalities Plus — Floren Thompson

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What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Relaxing and activities with wife and family.” What did you think about on Sept. 11? “At first I was in total shock. Then my heart broke and I started crying for all those directly affected. I then began praying for them and our country.” Tell us about your […]

Obituaries, July 27

Imogene Atchley, 70 Imogene Atchley, 70, of Portales, died Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Billy Barton, 73 Mr. Billy J. Barton, 73, of Portales, a retired telephone lineman, […]

Obits 7/4

James Wood, 75 James “Jimmy” Wood, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, west of Muleshoe. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Funeral Home of Portales.

Resident dies in crash returning from hospital

Mike Linn A longtime Portales resident who had just completed his final radiation treatment for cancer died in a car wreck on his way home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. James Wood, 75, died when the car his son was driving collided with a truck at 3:33 p.m. (MDT) about nine miles west of Muleshoe […]

Obituaries, July 1

Mrs. Imogene Grider, 76, of Clovis, a telephone operator, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1926, in Reed, Okla. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1943 and then married Glen Grider on Nov. 18, 1943. They moved to Sierra County in March of 1946 […]

Obits 6/26

Margaret Coleman, 63 Margaret Fern Coleman, 63, of Farwell, a business owner, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Sundown, Texas, to Lewis and Hazel Matthews Lauhoff. She graduated from high school in Floyd in 1959. She married Jim Coleman on April 30, 1960, in Portales. She […]

Obits June 22

Mary Hallford, 96 Mary Hallford, 96, of Portales, died Friday, June 21, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on July 7, 1906, in Hall County, Texas, to Ollie and Alexander Cooper. She was the oldest of her family. She lived her early life in the area where she was born. […]

Personalities Plus — Olga Hill

By Loretta Kos Name: Olga Hill Age: 84 Hometown: Teague, Texas Family: Husband, Harvey; a son, Lowery Hill; and three daughters, Maxine Anderson, Wanda Stephenson and Mona Roberts What’s your idea of a perfect day? “A nice cool day and visiting with your family.” What did you think about on Sept. 11? “Shock and worried […]

Obits June 20

J.D. Cox, 77 J.D. “Red” Cox, 77, of Lubbock, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Elida, to Sally Ann and J.D. “Dory” Cox. His mother died when he was 2 weeks old. He was raised by his grandmother until the age of 13. When his grandmother […]

Obituaries June 6

Harry Dahlstrom Harry Dahlstrom, a former resident of Floyd and Portales, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Christena Shirley, 78 Christena Shirley, 78, of Portales, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are pending and will […]

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.

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 […]