My turn: Obituaries leave lasting impression

By medical design, I recently spent a few hours in Dallas unconscious. The experience made me wonder if my obliviousness might be a preview of the final curtain. Of course, many believe in an afterlife, although the reviews are still out. In the foggy days after, I read the Dallas Morning News religiously, becoming intrigued […]

Obituaries for June 29, 2006

A memorial service for Mattye McKnight Bobbitt, who died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Artesia, will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Dec. 14, 2005

Carol Barela Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked […]

5/27 Obituaries

Funerals Today Donald Breech — 2 p.m. Friday at Portales Cemetery.

4/17 Obituaries

Services Pending Lucille Hill, 100, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005,at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Services will be held Tuesday morning. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

4/12 Obituaries

Funerals Today Opal Hurst “O.H.” Jones — 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales.

3/11 Obituaries

Funerals Today • Doris Newman — 2 p.m. at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. • Odis Newman — 2 p.m. at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales.

Feb. 17 Obituaries

Services Pending Leo Dement, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Bevan Odenweller, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Aug. 12 Obituaries

Earl Parkinson, 82 Mr. Earl Parkinson, 82, of Roosevelt County, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1922, in Jefferson, Mo., to Rosie and Aaron M. Parkinson. His family moved to the Milnesand area when he was young. The only job he ever had […]

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 […]