Lavender, Sanchez Obituaries (Nov. 19)

Mary Lavender Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Beevers Cemetery in Quay County Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, […]

Prepaid funerals have advantages, disadvantages

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers While addressing the inevitability of death can be uncomfortable, planning ahead for a funeral can save money and lessen stress, according to financial advisors and funeral service providers. Prepaid funerals earmark funds for funeral expenses, and, unlike cash, aren’t counted as an asset, a major benefit to seniors who want to […]

Oct. 1 Obituaries

Jerry Lee Hunter Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; […]

8-25-05 Obituaries

Byrna Moore Services: 10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas. Byrna Dean Hicks Moore, 73, of Waco, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, in Waco. She was born on July 30, 1932, in Portales, to Myrtle Kelley and Lafayette Hicks. She graduated from Portales High School and attended Eastern New […]

Legion folds 100th flag in burial ceremony

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Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer American Legion Post 31 of Portales performed its 100th flag presentation Wednesday, more than four years after its first presentation on a snowy January morning in Causey. The group first started the flag presentations to enable all veterans to have military funeral honors as provided under the National Defense Authorization […]

6/7 Obituaries

Robert Pacheco Jr., 51 Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Robert Joseph “Bobby” Pacheco Jr., 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 5, 1953, in Portales, to Robert Joseph and Connie Martinez Pacheco. He married Darlene Pacheco on […]

4/15 Obituaries

Betty Hill, 61 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Betty Maye Hill, 61, of Deming, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mimbres Memorial Care and Rehabilitation Center in Deming. She was born on March 24, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to William R. and Ella Maye Stephen. She and her husband moved to Deming […]

April 1 Obituaries

Ronald Sleezer, 64 Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Ronald Everett “Ron” Sleezer, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Kansas, to Ernest Everett and Genevieve Veturia DeLong Sleezer. He was a bartender, and a member […]

Feb. 22 Obituaries

Ruby Jones, 82 Services: Have been held. Ruby F. Jones, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1923, in Taiban, to W.F. Miller and Beulah Ava Traylor. She owned Jones Rentals from 1964 to 1995 in Clovis. She worked at the […]

Dec. 3 Obituaries

Marcella Garduno, 50 Marcella “Marcy” Bernadette Garduno, 50, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Nov. 23, 1954, to Andres and Ermelinda Pena Garduno in Portales. She grew up in Clovis and attended Clovis schools. She was an employee of the Lighthouse Ministries. She was preceded […]

Sept. 17 Obituaries

Michael Dallas, 52 Michael B. Dallas, 52, of McFarland, Calif., died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in Stanford, Calif. He was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in Portales. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Donette; three children, Dewayla Glover (and husband, Gene), Darvin Dallas (Deanna) and Daniel Dallas (Jennifer); and two grandchildren, Glenn and Madison […]

Sept. 9 Obituaries

Petra Lucero, 75 Petra Lucero, 75, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 29, 1929, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Aurielo and Piedad Gonzales Martinez. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member at Santa Clara Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, George […]

Aug. 27 Obituaries

Bernice W. Anderson, 86, of Ringwood, Okla., died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Okla. She was born on March 30, 1918, in Cleo Springs, Okla., to Milton D. and Lucy “Vail” Mosher. She married Grey Allyn Anderson on Jan. 20, 1934. In January of 1942 the family settled […]

Aug. 22 Obituaries

Donald L. Killgore, 82 Donald L. Killgore, 82, of Carlsbad, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 20, 1921, in Bristo, Okla., to Sylvester and Myrtle Sampson Killgore. They moved to Elida, when he was a child. He was raised and educated in Elida. He married Ovella Lou Nicholas […]

Aug. 11 Obituaries

W.J. England, 71 Mr. W.J. “Jr.” England, 71, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 12, 1933, in Moon, Okla., to Willie R. and Vera Green England. He married Sybil Rainey on April 30, 1955, in Clovis. He moved to Clovis from Amarillo in 1955. He served […]

Aug. 5 Obituaries

Andrea Chavez, 49 Andrea Faye Chavez, 49, of Mineral Wells, Texas, died on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1955, in Portales, to Clark and Ann Yandell Terry Rains. She married Alfred Chavez on July 14, 1973, in Oxnard, Calif. She was a regional manager for Safeway Grocery […]

July 15 Obituaries

Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86 Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 14, 1917, in New Home, Texas, to Valentine and Ada Estes Leavitt. She married James W. Porter on June 3, 1972, in Clovis. She moved to New […]

July 6 Obituaries

Services Pending Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, daughter of Bud and Barbara Miller, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Funerals Today Guy R. Coleman — 2:30 p.m. at the home of Brian and Lisa Victor, 1788 CR 3 (off Highway 467 […]

July 2 Obituaries

Opal Manis, 91 Opal Turner Manis, 91, Aurora, Mo., did, Monday, June 28, 2004, at St. John’s Hospital in Aurora, Mo. She was born on Sept. 2, 1912, in Texico, to David and Cora Bruce Turner. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora, Mo. She played the piano for many years […]

Thousands mourn loss of Reagan

By Calvin Woodward: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a final hail to the chief beneath marble arches and somber skies, the nation bade a lingering goodbye to Ronald Reagan on Friday, mourners remembering his “lightness of spirit” and his stoic widow placing a tiny kiss on his casket before the westward journey to […]