Obituaries for March 30,2006

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston Services: 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Portales. Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He […]

Obituaries for March 29, 2006

Delbert “Del” Webb Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Delbert “Del” Webb, 82, of Portales, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born July 6, 1923, to Eva and Joe Webb in Pearl, Texas, where he grew up. He graduated from Tahoka High School and joined the U.S. […]

Clovis man dies, wife seriously injured in auto accident in Austin

Freedom Newspapers A Clovis resident died and his wife was seriously injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident northwest of Austin, Texas. Joe Jones, 69, died at the scene, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. June Despain, 72, and Jesse Lee Despain, 75, both of Marble Falls, Texas, also died at the scene, DPS […]

Obituaries for March 16

Acencion Rubio Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Clovis. Acencion Rubio, 93 a longtime Clovis resident, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 30, 1912, in Santa Rosa, to Julio Rubio and the former Josefita Montano, he was raised in Santa Rosa. He married Eufelia Lucero in Santa […]

Water, water but nary a drop to drink

By Karl Terry Temperatures dropped Friday night and the drought got worse. At least it seemed that way Saturday morning as all of Portales woke up without water in the taps due to a water-main break. I got home late Friday and it was cold and sleeting dry stingy flakes of snow in my headlights […]

Jan. 31, 2006 Obituaries

Frank Teti Services: 10 a.m. Feb. 18, Monterey, Calif., cemetery. Professor Francis Michael Teti, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Portales. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to Frank T. and Nella Teti. He spent his 36-year professional career as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate […]

Jan. 24, 2006 Obituaries

Clarence Kirksey Services: No services are planned. Clarence Truman Kirksey, 95, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. He was born on Jan. 13, 1911, in Blanket, Texas, to John Edward Kirksey and Sarah Angeline Goates. In 1927, Clarence and his brothers drove a covered wagon from Brownwood, Texas, to Portales. A resident of […]

Local dentist charged with murder

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Forensic evidence led to the arrest Tuesday morning of a local dentist with Portales ties suspected of killing Clovis resident Laura McNaughton. Police said James Smith, 36, of Clovis, is charged with an open count of murder. McNaughton, 30, was fatally strangled, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. […]

Obituaries (Dec. 10)

G.R. Shirley Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel G.R. Shirley, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at his home northeast of Portales. He was born Nov. 1, 1922, Quay County to Lucille and James D. Shirley. He contracted polio at the age of 9 months, and spent much of his younger years in […]

Doak Obituary

Orville Doak Services: 2 p.m. (CST) Saturday at Neil Chapel at Carillon in Lubbock. Orville W. Doak, 95, of Lubbock, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 23, 1910, in Silverton, Texas, to Vernon and Edna Doak. He married Jessie Fay Cooper in Clayton on June 2, 1932. After his wife’s […]

Personal history, family shape fireman’s vision

PNT Staff Name: Ryan “Earl” Fleming Age: 23 Job: Portales Fire Department Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Community Involvement: When I was in high school, I did a lot of volunteer work for my church. Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I love living in a small town. Big cities are so impersonal, but everyone […]

Country singer looks for wife will rolling billboard

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Clovis resident Ann Morrison stood Friday in the parking lot of S&S Supermarket, eyes trained on the blond man crooning from atop a tour bus. Country singer Brian Stace made a stop in Clovis to promote his new CD. The blue-eyed Wisconsin native is also seeking a wife. His 40-foot, black […]

Sniggle hair gets in your nose

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor She asks me why I’m just a hairy guy I’m hairy noon and night Hair that’s a fright I’m hairy high and low Don’t ask me why Don’t know — The Cowsills (from “Hair”) If you’ve looked at my mug shot attached to this column you’ll know the Cowsills didn’t […]

Dunn’s integrity helped lead others

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Robert Dunn Born: June 7, 1924 Died: Sept. 19, 2005 Preceded in death by: his parents,; three brothers, W. D. “Dude” Dunn, W. T. “Tam” Dunn and Louis Dunn; two sisters, Violet Harris and Julia Ruth Forgay; a stepdaughter, Ovella Estes; and by his first wife, Maurine. Survived by: his […]

Man, wife discuss time change

Bob Huber: Local Columnist So there I was, crying myself to sleep last week with a lingering summer flu, when I decided in my delirium to write a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. I searched for a deep, scholarly theme that would incorporate today’s most nagging social problems, and finally settled on three issues: love, war, and […]

Oct. 20 Obituaries

Twila Smith Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Twila Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Billings, Mont., to Junie and Ora Johnson. She lived in Missouri until she was 8 years old, when her family moved […]

Oct. 15, 2005

Cecil Mayo Cecil Mayo, 88, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis following a short illness. He was born July 6, 1917, in Wise County, Texas to Herbert and Callie Mayo. The family homesteaded in Catron County in 1930. He attended school in Mountain View. He married […]

Oct. 13 Obituaries

Jane Stinnett Jane Anne Stinnett, 72, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at University Medical Center, following a long battle with cancer. Services will be held at 11 a.m. (MDT) Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Lubbock. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. (MDT) at the Portales. Clifford Bruno Services: […]

It was a dark and stormy night for moving

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Their are a few careers where relocation from time to time is almost a given. Military people, clergy, school teachers and journalists are among those. Much to my wife’s chagrin I have qualified in the last category for most of our married life. Because of that, we’ve made quite a […]

Oct. 9 Obituaries

Sergio Delgado Silva Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Sergio Delgado Silva died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Presa Nueva, Mexico. He was born Feb. 18, 1976, to Andres and Sara Delgado Silva. He moved to the United States in 2001. He married Frances Garcia of Clovis in 2002. He was […]