Polly Sue Clayton
MONAHANS, Texas - Memorial services for Polly Sue Clayton of Monahans will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Harkey Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Rex Clayton will officiate.
Mrs. Clayton, 67, died at her home in Monahans on Saturday, July 29. She was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Taos.
Mrs. Clayton moved to Monahans in 1964. She was a retired cook and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three sons, William Edward "Eddie" Clayton Jr. of Monahans, James Dean Clayton of Arlington and Allen Jack Clayton of Tatum; three daughters, Denna Gardner of Wickett, Texas, Diana Little of Dayton, Ohio, and Debbie Solomon Dunn of Midland; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Lorenza Mackey Sr.
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Lorenza Mackey Sr. of Lovington.
Mr. Mackey, 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Nor-Lea Regional Hospital in Lovington. He was born May 5, 1925, in Tyler, Texas.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Mary Ola Mackey.
Manuel Villegas Jr.
LOVINGTON - A funeral Mass for Manuel Villegas Jr. of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at St. Thomas Catholic Church.
The Rev. Franklin Eichhorst will officiate.
Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.
Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Villegas, 23, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He lived in Lovington for 23 years, graduating from Lovington High School in 1997. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Survivors include his father, Manuel Villegas of Texas; his mother and step-father, Teodora and Salvador Ornelas of Lovington; a sister, Andrea Ornelas of Lovington; a brother, Salvador Ornelas Jr., also of Lovington; and maternal grandmother Ernestina Borjas of Hobbs.
MESA, Ariz. - Services for former Hobbs resident Wanda Jean Murrell of Mesa will be held at 10 a.m. today at Melcher's Chapel of the Roses.
Mrs. Murrell, 65, died Sunday, July 30, in Mesa. She was born in Chico, Texas.
Survivors include her husband of the home, David Murrell; a daughter, Cathy Billadeaux; two sons, Randy Murrell and David Murrell II; two brothers, Billy Martin and Herschel Martin; and two grandchildren.
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Lee Chambers of Hobbs.
Mrs. Chambers, 79, died Monday, July 31, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1921, in Whitefish Mont.
Survivors include a son, James Lee Chambers of Tulare, Calif.; two daughters, Dione Tucker of Norman, Okla., and Nancy Lange of Oklahoma City.
Edith Ema Baird
Funeral services for Edith Ema Baird of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
The Rev. Andy Harris will officiate.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at East Lawn Memorial Park in Champaign, Ill.
Mrs. Baird, 91, died Sunday, July 30, at Lovington Good Samaritan Home. She was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Kingman, Ind.
She married Harold Baird on Dec. 25, 1927, in Villa Grove, Ill. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1970.
Mrs. Baird moved to Lovington in 1982. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Bogan of Lovington; her stepmother, Geneva Marshall of Villa Grove; four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.
She is preceded in death by her husband.
LAMESA, Texas - Funeral services for Judd Teague of Lamesa will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today at Northside Baptist Church in Lamesa under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
The Rev. Ronnie Marley will officiate.
Burial will follow at Lamesa Memorial Park.
Mr. Teague, 86, died Saturday, July 29, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1913, in Knowles.
He married Jewell Wilson on Jan. 30, 1936, in Crowell.
Woods came to Dawson County in 1924 from New Mexico. He owned and operated Teague Tarp and Upholstering until retiring in 1992. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Lamesa.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Wesley Teague and Ray Teague, both of Lamesa, and Carlaton Teague of Brownwood; a daughter, Venita Cox of Lamesa; a brother, Carroll Teague of Lovington; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Maudie Fagan of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
The Rev. David Christensen will officiate.
Mrs. Fagan, 87, died Saturday, July 29, at Hobbs Health Care. She was born April 26, 1913, in Gould, Okla.
She married Thad James Fagan on Oct. 21, 1928, in Mangum, Okla. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include five sons, Elvin Fagan of Albuquerque, Larry Fagan of Huntsville, Texas, and Alfred, Jerry and Neil Fagan, all of Hobbs; a sister, Ruby Christensen of Oklahoma City; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and a son-in-law.
A daughter, Juanita Cox; one granddaughter; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter also preceded her in death.
Funeral services for Irene Smith of Hobbs will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Jefferson Street Church of Christ.
Virgil Webb will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and until service time on Wednesday at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith, 84, died Sunday, July 30, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1915, in Benloman, Ark.
She married to Arelee Smith, who preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1955.
Survivors include three sons, Stanley Smith of DeWitt, Ark., and Neal and Arelee Smith of Hobbs; three daughters, Patsy Hamilton of Hobbs, and Louise Tidwell and Violet Myers, both of Arlington; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
A son, J.R. Smith, and six brothers also preceded her in death.
Emma G. Lawrence
A funeral service for Emma G. Lawrence, 95, of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Dinnix officiating.
Burial, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Dawson County Cemetery in Lamesa, Texas.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lawrence died Friday, July 28, at her ranch home north of Hobbs.
She was born on Nov. 28, 1904, in Bedias, Texas and moved with her family to Lamesa as a baby.
She attended West Texas State Teachers College in Canyon, Texas, and married Walter Lawrence on Dec. 29, 1924, in Lamesa, Texas.
The couple and their three daughters moved to Lea County in 1944. They purchased the Boone Hardin ranch in the Knowles area and gradually acquired adjoining land. In 1956, the Lawrences built a cotton gin which served farmers in Lea, Gaines, Dawson and Yoakum County.
Mrs. Lawrence was a former state president of the Triangle Extension Club, was a longtime member of the Cactus Cowbelles and also was a Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame member. She also supported many charities, including the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch and Bethel Baptist Church, where she was a member.
She and her husband celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29, 1999.
Mrs. Lawrence is survived by her husband of the home; three daughters, Lugene Parker Howry, Mary Lee Norris and Ruth Fingado, all of Hobbs; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund or New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch.
Funeral services for Elton Cox, 65, of Hobbs, are pending at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Cox died Thursday, July 27, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 22, 1934.
Mr. Cox is survived by two sons, Jeff Cox of Carlsbad and Jerry Lee Cox of Durango, Colo.; and one daughter, Kayla Lynn Lasitter of Granbury, Texas.
Sandra Anne Hartman
Funeral services for Sandra Anne Hartman, 33, of Hobbs, are pending at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Ms. Hartman died on Saturday, July 29, at her home.
Immediate survivors include her father, Doug Hartman of Hobbs.
Funeral services are pending at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Maudie Fagan, 87, of Hobbs.
Mrs. Fagan died on Saturday, July 29, at Hobbs Health Care Center.
She was born on April 26, 1913, in Gould, Okla.
Immediate survivors include five sons, Jerry Fagan, Neil Fagan and Alfred Fagan of Hobbs; Larry Fagan of Huntsville, Texas, and Elvin Fagan of Albuquerque.
Rodney D. Addison
LAMESA -- Graveside services for Rodney Don Addison, father of Amanda Berry of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Lamesa Memorial Park with Larry Marshall officiating.
Services will be under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home of Seminole.
Mr. Addison, 50, died Friday, July 28, at his Seminole home.
He was born on July 28, 1950, in Lamesa, Texas, and married Dayla Diane Richie on Feb. 15, 2000, in Seminole.
He was office manager for Addison Flying Service in Seminole.
Mr. Addison was a member of the Lamesa Church of Christ.
In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife, of the home; two stepsons, Dale Wayne Mellenbruch of Ft. Worth and Dustin Mellenbruch of Seminole; his mother, Shug White of Lamesa; two brothers, Graham Addison of Seminole and Mike Addison of Lamesa; one sister, Connie Sharp of Slaton; and one stepbrother, Jay White of Lamesa.
LOVINGTON -- Funeral services for Vinod Patel, 47, of Lovington, were held Saturday, July 29, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Patel died on Thursday, July 27, in Lubbock.
He was born on Aug. 31, 1953, in India and moved to Lovington two years ago.
Mr. Patel owned and operated both the Lovington Inn and the Hobbs Inn.
He is survived by his wife, Vrsuven, of the home; one daughter, Brigta of the home; one son, Ritesh of the home; and two brothers, Indubhai Ravjibhai Patel and Mahendrabhai Ravjibhai Patel.