Stone, Howard

Dr. Howard Stone Services: Hav ebeen held. Dr. Howard Lyons Stone, 76, of Denton, Texas, a retired professor of education at Texas Woman’s University, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, in Denton. He was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Kuling, Kiangsi Province, China, to the Rev. Albert H. and Mabel Lyons Stone. He attended Iolani […]

Richards, Lynn

Lynn Richards Services: Have been held. Lynn J. Richards, 86, of Carlsbad, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born July 26, 1916, in Weatherford, Texas. He grew up on a farm near Dora and graduated from Dora High School. He attended college in Portales for one year. In […]

Rasco, Neal

Neal Rasco Services: Have been held. Neal Rasco, 73, of Clovis, died June 25, 2003, at his home. He was born June 10, 1931, in Dickens, Texas, to George and Millie Rasco. He moved to Clovis in 1946 where he met and married his wife of 55 years, Vera Louderback. As a union carpenter, he […]

Pelzel, Mary

Mary Pelzel Services: Have been held. Mary A. Pelzel, 84, of Hays, Kan., died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Catherine, Kan., to Fred and Margaret Dinkel Schmidt. She married Alphonse Pelzel. She worked in housekeeping at a university in Hays. She was a […]

Obituaries present unique problems

David Stevens Obituary reports are well read in our newspaper. We know this because they generate more feedback than any other regular reports. They also present a number of unique challenges. Most obituaries are not compiled in the same manner we compile other news. For most news stories, we gather the information first-hand, direct from […]

Bedford, Ira

Ira Bedford Services: Have been held. Mr. Ira Paul Bedford, 80, of Sacramento, Calif., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee, Minn. He was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Weeletka, Okla., to Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Anthony Bedford. He married Mary Helen Thomas on Dec. 1, 1946. He worked as […]

Weir, Thomas

Thomas Weir Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas E. Weir Jr., 76, of Alexandria, Va., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003. He was born on Feb. 7, 1927, in Clovis. He served in the U.S. Navy Pacific fleet from 1944 to 1946 aboard the USS Lanier in World War II, landing amphibious craft in Nagasaki, Japan […]

Sears, Vallie

Vallie Sears Services: Have been held. Ms. Vallie Eulala Sears, 104, of Clovis, a retired cashier, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 7, 1898, in Waco, Texas, to Benjamin and Ella Reynolds Hudgins. She moved to Clovis from Dallas, in 1923. She worked as […]

Rollins, Mark

Mark Rollins Services: No services will be held. Mr. Mark Rollins, 62, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Cremation will take place. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

Battles, William

William Battles Services:Have been held. Mr. William “Clyde” Battles, 94, of House, a farmer and rancher, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on April 29, 1909, in Little Rock, Ark., to William J. and Ena Bray Battles. His family homesteaded 13 miles east of Santa Rosa, […]

Watts, Marvin

Marvin Watts Services: Have been held. Marvin Watts, 71, a former state senator, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He was born April 6, 1932, in Portales to William Ellis and Jewel Holder Watts. He married his wife Mary on July 25, 1952, in the Baptist Bible Chair Chapel […]

Brownlow, Ruth

Ruth Brownlow Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Marie Brownlow, 72, of Santa Anna, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Louis and Susie Pittard Dowell. She married William Buford Brownlow on Oct. 5, 1946, in Portales. She worked […]

Craven, Billy

Mr. Billy Gene “Santa” Craven, 70, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born on May 26, 1932, in Wellington, Texas. He moved to Amarillo in 1961 from Clovis. He served in the Army for two years and the Air Force for four years. He was a veteran of the Korean […]

Hayter, Sydney

The Rev. Sydney J. Hayter, 81, of Bastrop, La., died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in Bastrop. He was born on Sept. 25, 1921, in MeGarele, Texas, to Sydney Johnson and Maude Case Hayter. He was raised in Rogers. He was a retired minister and a graduate of Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Okla. He […]