4/28 Obituaries

Services Pending Marie Fenton, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Friona. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Raydean Terry, 82, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

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 […]

Feb. 27 Obituaries

Ruth Adams, 95 Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze. She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from […]

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.

Jan. 14 Obituaries

Homer Buel Hobbs, 85 Homer Buel Hobbs, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on May 26, 1919, in Cisco, Texas, to Susie and Homer Hobbs. When he was a boy, the family moved to Roosevelt County and settled near Pep. He attended school at Elida. […]

Jan. 7 Obituaries

Sherry Page, 53 Mrs. Sherry Page, 53, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 7, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., to Virginia and Robert Smith. She grew up in Pomona, Calif., where she attended schools. She then attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales […]

Jan. 2 Obituaries

Essie Baker, 90 Essie Baker, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, to Nancy and Chester Lee Dement. She graduated from Portales High School. She married Arlon Baker on Aug. 5, 1933. She raised her children in Portales. She spent her […]

Dec. 7 Obituaries

Virgil Wheeler, 79 Mr. Virgil Wheeler, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, near Portales. He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Oklahoma to Dora and Johnny Wheeler. He “fudged” on his age in order to be able to enlist in the Navy in December of 1942 and served aboard the U.S.S. Elliott. Following the […]

Nov. 23 Obituaries

Earl Long, 80 Earl A. Long, 80, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Colgate, Okla., to Eva and Sanford Long. He served during World War II as a paratrooper in Europe. Following his military service, he married Clarice Cochran in […]

Oct. 31 Obituaries

Lee Vaughn, 81 Mr. Lee Vaughn, 81, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Oct. 17, 1923, in Pontotoc, Okla., to Addie Florence and John Robert Vaughn. He left Oklahoma when he was 17. He worked in Arizona, California and Texas before coming to Roosevelt […]

Sept. 14 Obituaries

Belle Cox, 85 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Belle McCall Cox, 85, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1919, in Portales, to Lena Carroll and Hiran Alexander McCall. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. […]

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 […]

June 6 Obituaries

Adelaide Gregory, 89 Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 7, 1914 in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self. Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas Tech […]

May 28 Obituaries

Ola McCasland, 92 Ola Mae McCasland, 92, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Carillon House in Lubbock. She was born on March 18, 1912, in Portales, to Della and Sam Harris. She grew up in the Rogers Community and graduated from Rogers High School. She worked for the local telephone company for a […]

April 25 Obituaries

J.E. O’Neal, 94 Mr. J.E. “Jake” O’Neal, 94, of Portales, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 1, 1910, in Menard, Texas, to Ethel and John O’Neal. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas, where he attended school and helped his father work on the farm. […]

Obits April 14

Marie Purcell, 74 Marie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Servioces are pending. D.L. Wheeler, 86 D.L. Wheeler, 86, of Roy died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Sapulpa, Okla., […]

Obits March 31

Sylvia M. Hintz, 95 Sylvia M. Hintz, 95, of Portales, died Monday, March 29, 2004, in Las Cruces. She was born on Feb. 8, 1909, in House, Territory of New Mexico, to J.H. and Lou Clegg. She never lived more than 50 miles from her family’s homestead. She graduated from House High School in 1927, […]

Obits March 30

Florence Miller, 88 Mrs. Florence Miller, 88, of Portales, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1916, in Elida, to Minnie and Manford Elkins. She grew up on the family homestead northwest of Elida. She started to school at Chaves. When she was 12 years old, the family […]

Obits March 26

Ken Bedinger, 60 Ken Bedinger, 60, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1943, in Portales to Lillie and Andrew E. Bedinger. His family moved to Portales in 1960 and he graduated from Portales High School in 1961. In 1962, he joined the Army Reserves. While […]

Obits Mar 9

Charlie Lucero, 81 Mr. Charlie Lucero, 81, of Portales, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Trementina, to Juliana and Gaspar Lucero. He married Julia Urioste on Nov. 28, 1946, in Clovis. They moved to Portales in 1951. He worked as a […]