Jose Luis Cortez Gutierrez
Funeral services for Jose Luis Cortez Gutierrez of Hobbs will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 31, at the Asamblea Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesus.
The Rev. Alfonso Jimenez will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 1 until 8 p.m. today at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Gutierrez, 38, died Wednesday, July 26, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 23, 1962, in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Survivors include his mother, Josefina Cortez of Hobbs; one brother, Javier Cortez of Nueo Casas, Chihuahua, Mexico; and three sisters, Cruz Gallegos of Hobbs, Sixta Jurado of Hobbs and Maria Elena Pando of Hobbs.
He was preceded in death by his father, Luis Gutierrez.
Funeral services for Mildred Shumard, 79, of Hobbs, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Dean Mathis officiating.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home from 2 until 3 p.m. today.
Mrs. Shumard died on Saturday, July 29, at Lea Regional Medical Center.
She was born on Jan. 20, 1921, in Jesse, Okla., and married Melvin Shumard on Aug. 20, 1937, in Oklahoma.
He preceded her in death in June of 1994.
Mrs. Shumard was a member of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Donald W. Shumard of Odessa; one daughter, JoAnne Peacock of Hobbs; two brothers, Virble Roundtree of Grand Junction, Colo., and Bob Roundtree of Gladewater, Texas; one sister, Delejtha McNew of Grand Junction; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Shumard was preceded in death by three brothers.
Emma G. Lawrence
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Emma G. Lawrence of Hobbs.
Mrs. Lawrence, 95, died Friday, July 28, at her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1904, in Bedias, Texas.
Survivors include her husband of 75 years, Walter Lawrence; three daughters, Lugene Howry, Mary Lee Norris and Ruth Fingado; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Arno E. Cox
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Arno Elton Cox of Hobbs.
Mr. Cox, 65, died Thursday, July 27, at his home. He was born on Sept. 22, 1934.
Survivors include a son, Jeff Cox, of Carlsbad.
Joseluis C. Gutierriz
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home for Joseluis Cortez Gutierriz of Hobbs.
Mr. Gutierrez, 38, died Wednesday, July 26, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was born June 23, 1962, in Ojinaga Chihuahua, Mexico.
Survivors include his mother, Josefina Cortez.
Funeral services for Harold Woods, husband of Darlene Woods, father to Barry Woods, and brother Al Woods, of Hobbs, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday July 28 at Northside Baptist Church.
Reverend Neal Ainsworth will be conducting the service.
Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday July 29, at Restlawn Cemetery in Early, Texas, with Reverend Jimmy Turner officiating.
Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Wood, 60, died Tuesday, July 25, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. He was born September 6, 1939, in May, Texas.
He married Darlene Plummer on November 20, 1976 in Ruidoso.
Mr. Wood was the CO-owner of Commercial Electric Co. and his hobbies included ranching, fishing, classic cars, four-wheeling, swimming, woodworking, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two daughters, Wendy Woods, of Abilene, TX, and Shelley Assiter, of Wolfforth, sister, Freyda Griffin, of Coahoma, TX, another brothers Bobby Woods, of Odessa, TX, and mother Willie J. Woods, of Brownwood, TX; and four grandchildren.
Samuel M. "Bill" May
CLOVIS - Services for Samuel M. "Bill" May of Clovis will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene under the direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home.
The Rev. Herbert Bergstrom will officiate. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites.
Mr. May, 81, died at his home Monday, July 24. He was born Sept. 21, 1918, in Russellville, Ark.
He married Virginia Thomas in Portales on Sept. 2, 1939. She preceded him in death on March 11, 1991.
He had been a resident of Clovis since 1942 and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years, retiring in May of 1982. He was a member of the Men's Bible class, the Clovis Masonic Lodge No. 40, the Elks Lodge and the New Mexico Senior Golfers Association.
Survivors include one son, Jerry May of Clovis; three daughters, Jan Jameson of Clovis, Bobbie Jameson of Lovington and Sherri Brewer of San Antonio, Texas; and one sister, Kathryn Pappan of Albuquerque; 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
His parents and one brother, Cotton May, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund or to your favorite charity.
Funeral mass for Roberto Holguin of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Rev. Jose Pedro Valdez will officiate.
Burial will be held at 3 p.m. in Portales.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Mr. Holguin, 45, died Monday, July 24, in Lovington. He was born Aug. 29, 1945, in LaPaz Chihuahua, Mexico.
He married Maria Ortega on Nov. 25, 1990, in Seminole, Texas.
Mr. Holguin worked for the State of New Mexico as a trailer operator for 25 years.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Viviana Holguin of Amarillo, Texas, and Crystal and Daisy Holguin, both of Hobbs; a son, Rigoberto Holguin of Amarillo; his mother, Soledad Hernandez Holguin of Chihuahua, Mexico; his father, Roberto Holguin of Amarillo; three brothers, Ezequiel and Victor Manuel Holguin, both of Portales, and Antonio Holguin, of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Holguin will lie in state at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today.
E. L. Pearson
ARDMORE, Okla. -- Services for E. Lodine Pearson of Ardmore, Okla., sister of Lue Ethridge of Hobbs, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Alton Fannin will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pearson, 63, died Monday, July 24, at her home, following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Purdy, Mo. She married Thomas Harold Pearson on Nov. 17, 1956, in Ardmore.
She was a graduate of Winfield, Kan., High School and Southeastern State College. She had been a resident of Ardmore since 1955, moving here from Winfield.
Mrs. Pearson was a member of the First Baptist Church and was an active member of her Sunday school class. She was a retired school teacher with the Ardmore School system. She had also worked for the Exchange National Bank.
Other survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Scott Pearson of Tulsa, Mark Pearson of Arlington, Texas, and Paul Pearson of Ardmore; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crosstimbers Hospice or the building fund of the First Baptist Church.
Charles L. Baker
LUBBOCK, Texas Services for Charles Leo Baker of Lubbock will be held at 10 a.m. today at White Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock.
Mr. Baker, 85, died Sunday, July 23, at University Medical Center. He was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Oenaville, Texas. He married Elnora Dyer in Lubbock on Dec. 31, 1944.
He attended grammar school in Bell County and high school in Lorenzo. He attended Abilene Christian College and West Texas University.
Mr. Baker worked for Farm Security Administration and did farm terracing work before returning back to school and receiving his master's degree.
He taught at Hobbs High School for 20 years. He moved in 1975 to Lubbock, where he worked as a high school counselor, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the American Legion and Greenlawn Church of Christ in Lubbock.
The former educator served in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Ron Baker of Lubbock; a daughter, Jackie Hinckley of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Wiley Baker of Shallowater and Jacque Baker of Muleshoe; and five grandchildren.
His parents, Charles Monroe Baker and Pearl Short Baker; a brother, J.M. Baker; and a sister, Vera Judd, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be given to Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th St., Lubbock, Texas, 79407; or to the Children's Home of Lubbock, 44-4 Idalou Highway, Lubbock, Texas, 79403.
Paul R. Carman
KERMIT, Texas Graveside services and burial for Paul R. Carman Jr. of Kermit, father of Nancy Savoie of Jal, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Kermit Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel.
Tim Duncan will officiate.
Mr. Carman, 72, died Monday, July 24, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Liberty, Ky. He married Mary Eva Brown on Sept. 8, 1950, in Dunville, Ky.
He had been a resident of Kermit for 20 years. He retired from El Paso Natural Gas as a plant operator.
Mr. Carman was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Jal.
Other survivors include his wife of the home; another daughter, Debby Bailey of Odessa; a sister, Maxine Allen of Liberty; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Roy L. King
Services for Roy Luther King of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.
Bruce Kirby will officiate. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. King, 64, died Wednesday, July 19, in Hobbs. He was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Portales.
Mr. King lived in Hobbs 64 years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include a son, Bill King of Hobbs; a brother, Ray King of Odessa, Texas; two sisters, Mildred Mathews and Evelyn Barnes, both of Odessa; five stepchildren, Ricky Dyer of Midland, Tressa Finney and Frances Greer, both of Hobbs, Judy Ballard of Lovington and Margaret Casey of Chicago, Ill.; nine step-grandchildren; and numerous step-great-grandchildren.
His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Emmitt Bible of Hobbs.
Mr. Bible, 82, died Thursday, July 20, in Hobbs. He was born Feb. 15, 1918.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred, of the home, and a daughter, Margaret South of Hobbs.
COLLINSVILLE, Texas - Graveside services and burial for Minnie Scheller of Collinsville, mother of Valarie Martin and sister of Faye Scheller, both of Hobbs, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21, at Salona Cemetery in Montague County, near Bowie.
Chris Webb will officiate.
Services are under the direction Huff Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
Mrs. Scheller, 75, died Tuesday, July 18, in Collinsville. She was born May 2, 1925, in Clarendon.
She married Carl Arthur Scheller on June 24, 1939, in Montague County. He preceded her in death on March 16, 1998.
Survivors include four sons, Cyril Scheller of Amarillo, Joe Scheller of Gordonsville, Roger Scheller of Denver, Colo., and Russell Scheller of Eatonton, Ga.; another daughter, Barbara Christiansen of Texas City; one brother, Roscoe Jones of Bowie; three other sisters, Bertie Meyers of Gainesville, Melba Brinkley of Bowie and Cleo Bell Tipton of Montague; 23 great grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for James Cluff of Hobbs.
Mr. Cluff, 67, died Tuesday, July 18, in Midland, Texas. He was born June 4, 1933.
Hynson A. Shelton
Services for Hynson Austin Shelton of Hobbs will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Thomas H. Martin will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Shelton, 87, died Saturday, July 15, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1913, in Hico, Texas. He and his wife, Madeliene, were married on Oct. 21, 1933, in Tahoka. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He was a longtime resident of Hobbs, moving here in 1936. He worked for the Hobbs Ice Co. before becoming a painting contractor. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, having served as a deacon. He taught Sunday school for 9-year-old boys for many years.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Shelton of Hobbs; a daughter, Janece Cox of Frisco, Texas; two brothers, Travis D. Shelton of Lubbock, Texas, and Marshall L. Shelton of Stephenville, Texas; a sister, Avis E. Maeker of Tahoka, Texas; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
His parents, Sanford and Lena Ansley Shelton; a brother, Milton Shelton; and two sisters, Leola Waldrip and Estelle Alderson, also preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to East-West Ministries, 10310 N. Central Expressway, Bldg. 3, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas, 75231; or First Baptist Church, 301 E. Snyder, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.
Antonio Garcia II
Services for Antonio Garcia II of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rev. Don Adamski will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Garcia, 49, died Saturday, July 15, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born April 21, 1951, in Las Vegas, Nev. He married Victorina Garcia.
Mr. Garcia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1970, where he played football and baseball.
Mr. Garcia was a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. He coached USSSA girls softball, boys soccer for eight years and basketball for two years.
He retired from the State of New Mexico office of Adult Protective Services and Children, Youth and Family Service Department.
Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Antonio Garcia III of Hobbs; three daughters, Elizabeth Garcia of Hobbs, Cecilia Garcia of Las Cruces and Barbara Garcia of Roswell; a brother, Jose Encinias of Albuquerque; four sisters, Lucille Ulibarri of Carlsbad, Priscilla Mestas of Clovis, Connie Bargas of Midland, Texas, and Anna Solano of Hobbs; and four grandchildren.
His parents, Antonio and Veneranda Garcia, preceded him in death.
A funeral for J.C. Bradshaw, 71, of Hobbs, will be at 2 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church with Jake Armstrong officiating.
Burial, under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home, will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Bradshaw was born Nov. 23, 1928, in New Boston, Texas.
He married Freddie L. Franks on June 30, 1948, in Horatio, Ark., and worked in the logging industry for a short while before moving to West Texas.
After working in Midland, Lubbock and Snyder, Mr. Bradshaw moved to Hobbs in 1960 and founded Hobbs Tank and Treater Service with his brother-in-law, the late John W. Franks.
Mr. Bradshaw retired in 1994.
He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Paula Shipp and Susan Cheaney, both of Midland; five brothers, W.D. Bradshaw of Lockesburg, Ark., E.H. Bradshaw of Eagletown, Okla., C.M. Bradshaw of Gladewater, Texas, Archie Bradshaw of Arlington, Texas, and Larry Bradshaw of De Queen, Ark.; four sisters, Clara Shaw of Horatio, Ark., Bonnie McGhee of Pottsboro,Texas, Yvonne Lenhard of Orange, Texas, and Lorene Adams of Paris, Texas; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents, W.A. and Lora Eunice Bradshaw, and two sisters, Nadine Waters and Dessie Taylor, preceded him in death.