Mary E. Luker
Services for Mary Elinor Luker of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Calvary Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Elio Barrios will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday
Mrs. Luker, 58, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born June 7, 1942, in Okmulgee, Okla. She married Joe B. Luker on Dec. 27, 1962, in Hobbs.
She moved to the are in 1952 from Muskogee, Okla. She worked as a teacher for Head Start Child and Family Services Inc. She was also a counselor for the blind and sold Lady Finnelle Cosmetics for 20 years.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, Joe Wayne Luker of Lubbock; three daughters, Edna Halladay of Slaton, Texas, Lisa Rollins of West Lake, La., and Kim Luker of Hobbs; two brothers, Jerry Lamar of Phoenix, and William Ernest Lamar of Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Cheryl Griffin of Owasso, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mary "Beal" Warren, known as "Granny" will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel in Lovington.
The Rev. K.M. McCarthick will officiate.
Mrs. Warren, 84, died at Nor-Lea Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 9.
She was born Nov. 1, 1916, to Roy and Liddie Cartron in Oakland, Okla. She married George W. Beal Jr., December 1931.
Mrs. Warren moved to Lovington in 1948 and during her career, worked as a propane driver with her husband, owned and operated a local coffee shop in the late '50s and '60s, and owned and operated the Taco Cart.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Bellows and Leland "Babe" Woods, and by two husbands, George W. Beal, Jr. and Lee Roy Warren.
Survivors include two sons, George W. Beal III of Chula Vista, Calif. and Frank Beal of Lovington; two daughters, Anna Brehm of Lovington and Jeanetta Washburn of Carlsbad; one sister Desdie (Cito) Wilkerson of Jal; one brother Holmes G. Catron "Duke" of Truth or Consequences; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Elbert D. Shipp
LOVINGTON - Services for Elbert Damon Shipp of Lovington will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at First United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Roy Elmore will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. Shipp, 82, died Friday, Dec. 8, at Nor-Lea Hospital. He was born April 21, 1918, in Abilene, Texas. He married Suzy Lewis on Oct. 26, 1940, in Roswell.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Suzanne Cunningham of Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Bill Shipp of Lovington; a sister, Patsy Freeman of Carlsbad; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Lula M. Meyers
GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Services for Lula M. Meyers, mother of Dara Meyers of Eunice, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.
The Rev. Charles Stevens will officiate. Burial will follow in Pyramid View Cemetery in Gove County.
Mrs. Meyers, 86, died Friday, Dec. 8, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin. She was born Feb. 26, 1914, in Gove County. She married Grant Meyers on June 6, 1933, in Scott City. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1974.
She attended a country school in Gove County. She worked on her family's farm until her marriage. Following her marriage, she moved to Kearny County and later to Arkansas and Oklahoma, where she lived for seven years. In 1956, she returned to Garden City and the Deerfield area.
Mrs. Meyers was a homemaker and a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Deerfield.
Other survivors include six more sons, Grant Meyers Jr., Glenn Meyers, Leland Meyers, David Meyers and Donald Meyers, all of Deerfield, and Dale Meyers of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Anetta Meyers of Lakin, Ida Bolton of Deerfield and Martha Langley of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Ruby McGuire of Phillipsburg; 31 grandchildren; and 56 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, Frank and Bessie (Snider) Smith; two daughters, Linda Meyers and Shirley Meyers; a brother, Frankie Smith; a sister, Violet Smith; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild also preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to High Plains Retirement Village in care of Garnand Funeral Home.
Roy N. Magee
Services for Roy N. Magee of Hobbs will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Chapel.
Sid Butler will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Monday and from 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Mr. Magee, 72, died Saturday, Dec. 9. He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Kiefer, Okla. He married Billie J. Teague on June 19, 1972, in Seminole.
He had been a resident of Hobbs for the past 50 years. He retired from Gulf Oil as a maintenance supervisor.
Mr. Magee was a member of Nadine Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a stepson, Jimmy Dunlap of Odessa; and a brother, Rex Magee of Hobbs.
His parents, Charles and Ruth Magee; two brothers, Ray and Ralph Magee; a sister, Frieda Hardin; and a great-grandson, Trey Harmon, preceded him in death.
Thelma E. Turner
LOVINGTON -- Services for Thelma Elizabeth Turner of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
The Rev. K.M. McCarthick will officiate.
Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Mrs. Turner, 85, died on Friday, Dec. 8, at her home. She was born on Oct. 15, 1915, in Marysville, Texas.
She married Rupert Turner on Dec. 30, 1946 in Brownfield, Texas. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1990.
She was a bookkeeper for Leaq County Electric for 20 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, a member of the Lea County Genealogical Society, the VFW Auxiliary and of Good Samaritan, and was co-author of "Lea County Families Then and Now."
Survivors include one daughter Josie Turner of Roswell; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Marilyn Agnes Turner; one son, John Pierre Turner; three brothers, Clinton Duffey, Clay Duffey and Silas Duffey; and two sisters, Agnes Brown and Edna Lee Beasley.
Mary E. Luker
Services for Mary Elinor Luker of Hobbs are pending with Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Luker, 58, died on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Covenant Medical Center of Lubbock. She was born June 7, 1942 in Okmulgee, Okla.
Immediate survivors include her husband, Joe B. Luker of Hobbs; one son, Joe Wayne Luker of Lubbock; three daughters, Edna Halladay of Slaton, Texas, Lisa Rollins of West Lake, La., and Kim Luker of Hobbs; two brothers, Jerry Lamar of Phoenix and William Ernest Lamar of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister, Cheryl Griffin of Owasso, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.
William E. McKee
LOVINGTON - Services for William Everett McKee of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. CST on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Newman Cemetery in Merkel, Texas.
Burial will follow under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. McKee, 79, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, at Nor Lea Hospital in Lovington. He was born on March 12, 1921, in Elmore City, Okla.
He married Isodora Rials on Oct. 23, 1941, in Sweetwater, Texas. She preceded him in death in 1984.
He was a Baptist.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra McMahan of Lovington; four sisters, Rosa McKee of Fort Worth, Mildred Downey of Ratliff City, Okla., Ethyl Dillingham of Lexington, Okla., Mamie Jo Gerhart of Laureldale, Pa.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Shadden; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services for Myrle Smith of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, at First United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Gorton Smith will officiate.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today. The family will greet friends from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Hobbs. She was born on March 14, 1929, in Sweetwater, Texas.
She married Vern Smith on Dec. 16, 1950, in Abilene, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1994.
She moved to Hobbs in 1964 from Portales. She worked at Lea Regional Medical Center as director of housekeeping from 1970 to 1980.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Mark Smith of Lubbock; one daughter, Becky McMurray of Hobbs; one sister, Carolyn Fisher of Merkel, Texas; and three grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Lewis D. Wells; and one sister, Eva Lee Wells.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1717 W. Second Street, Suite 103, Roswell, N.M. 88201 or First United Methodist Church in Hobbs.
Connie M. Singletary
GARLAND, Texas - Funeral services for former Lovington resident Connie M. Singletary of Garland will be held at 3:30 p.m. CST today at Williams Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. MST on Friday, Dec. 8, at Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Williams Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Singletary, 96, died on Monday, Dec. 4. She was born on Feb. 6, 1904, in Brown County, Texas.
Before moving to Garland, she lived in Holliday and Nocona, Texas, and Lovington. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald Singletary and Bill Singletary; one daughter, Marialyn White; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Thomas Jefferson Singletary; one son, Dub Singletary; and 13 brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holliday Church of Christ or Lovington Church of Christ.
Ricky W. Cummings
Funeral services for Ricky Warren Cummings of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church.
The Rev. Elio Barrios will officiate.
Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Cummings, 48, died on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 2, 1952, in Altus, Okla.
He married Martha P. Catron on May 17, 1973, in Miami, Fla.
He moved to the Hobbs area in 1953 from Mangum, Okla. He worked for Warren Cummings Service Center for 30 years and for Priority Parcel Service of Hobbs.
He was a member of the Hobbs Jaycees, the Bel Aire Bowling League and the Ocotillo Men's Golf Association.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Ricky Warren Cummings II of Hobbs; two daughters, Heather Marie Chavez and Virginia Lee Cummings, both of Hobbs; one brother, Timothy P. Cummings of Ruidoso; six grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
FARMINGTON - Services for former Hobbsan Howard Richard of Farmington, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Farmington.
Mr. Richard, 83, died Friday, Dec. 1. He was born on Oct. 5, 1917, in Louisiana. He married Carolyn Arrowood.
He worked for K.L. Towle and Hill's Engine Service while living in Hobbs. He was also a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of Hobbs.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two children, Dean Richard of Denver, Colo., and Melisa Richard Lackey of Las Cruces; five step children; and 11 grandchildren.
Zearl T. Young
Funeral services for Zearl T. Young of Hobbs will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Snyder.
The Rev. Gorton Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Mr. Young, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 2, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Hawley, Texas. He married Dimple Duke on Jan. 30, 1942. Mr. Young was the owner of the Western Auto Associates stores in Hobbs.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Young, a son, Larry Young; and a granddaughter Sabra Young;
Survivors include Dimple Young, his wife; and Sylvia Peterson, his daughter; and grandchildren Clint and Janet Peterson, Cindy and David Bettes, Stacie and Aubrey Hawkins, and Serena and Ernie Torres; and great-grandchildren Derrek Peterson, Tanner and Tyler Hawkins, and Andrea and Ashley Young.
People may pay their respects Monday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8-11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Family Hospice.
Louis V. Hulan Sr.
HOUMA, La. -- Services for Louis V. Hulan Sr. of Houma, father of Lonnie Hulan of Hobbs and brother of Betty Bramlett of Lovington, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Chauvin Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. John Bayer will officiate.
Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hulan, 61, died on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at New Iberia Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 29, 1939, in Kilgore, Texas.
Other survivors include his wife, Mardi, of the home; one son, Louis Hulan Jr.; two daughters, Reva Hulan Folse and Robin Hulan, both of Houma; two brothers, Bobby Hulan of Andrews, Texas and Larry Rippy of Austin; two sisters, Linda Thompson of Paris, Texas and Ruby Lewis of Houma; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one nephew and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ruth Crawford Hulan; one son, Danny Hulan; and one sister, Lula Dale Cowger.
Van Calvin Willson
DENVER CITY - Services for Van Calvin Willson of Denver City will be held at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ.
Skip Rodgers will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Denver City Memorial Park under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home.
Mr. Willson, 77, died Wednesday, Nov. 29. He was born on May 4, 1923, in Elkins, Texas.
He married Irene Wilson on March 22, 1963, in Denver City.
He graduated from San Angelo Lakeview High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 37 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Lee Otis Wyatt of Garland; two daughters, Sue Ann Harrison and Judy Tinley, both of Denver City; one brother, Howard Willson of San Angelo; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one nephew.