LOVINGTON - Services for J.B. Jones of Lovington will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Harry Pittam will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lovington Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. Jones, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Lubbock.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1913, in Young County, Texas. He married Lillian Morris on Jan. 29, 1945, in Carlsbad.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of the home; a son, David Jones of McCamey, Texas; three daughters, Sandra Jones of Houston, Elaine Vigil of Albuquerque and Amy Lawley of the home; two brothers, Gatlin Jones of Witchita Falls, Texas, and Marvin Jones Jr. of Knock City, Texas; two sisters, Thalie Watson and Sally Cousyn, both of Witchita Falls; six grand children and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.
PORTALES - Services for Naomi Vaught of Portales will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Calvary Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at the Eunice Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary.
Mrs. Vaught will lie in state Thursday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. She will be taken to Calvary Mortuary in Eunice on Friday.
Mrs. Vaught, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 21, at her home.
She was born March 10, 1915, in Eunice to Sarah Elizabeth and Thomas Long.
Mrs. Vaught's family were pioneers in Lea County, coming to the Eunice area at the turn of the century. She was the youngest of 12 children. She lived in Eunice, raising her family, until 1964 when she moved to Portales.
Mrs. Vaught is survived by three sons, Howard Chandler of Huntington Beach, Calif., Pat Chandler of Albuquerque, and Earl Lyon of Berthoud, Colo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and all 11 of her siblings.
LOVINGTON - Services for Alvin "A.V." Skurlock of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at Smith-Rogers Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank Estes will officiate. Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.
Mr. Skurlock, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Hobbs.
He was born on Oct. 11, 1912, in Tuft, Texas. He married Inez Bow on Oct. 3, 1931, in Snyder, Texas.
Mr. Skurlock has lived in Lovington since 1948.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a son, Tom Skurlock of Lovington; two daughters, Sherrie Bastos of San Antonio and Marg Brakebill of Temple, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Evelyn B. Parker
UVALDE, Texas - A memorial service and interment of ashes for Evelyn Burke Parker of Uvalde will be held on April 7 at the Washington memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, Penn.
Mrs. Parker, 80, died on Dec. 27, 2000, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Parker was born in Hobart, Okla., in 1920. She was the daughter of J.L. and Mattie Burke. Around 1930, the Burke family moved to Hobbs and she graduated from Hobbs High in the mid 1930s.
Mrs. Parker married William C. Parker of Dallas, who later became a career Air Force officer.
She is survived by her children, William of Fairfax, Va., Virginia Engle of Falls Church, Va., Valerie Henry of Wayne, Penn., and John of Los Angeles; six grandchildren; three sisters and a brother.
Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband.
Services for Janet Rae France of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mrs. France, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, at her home. She was born on Oct. 7, 1937.
Mrs. France is survived by her husband, George, of the home.
EUNICE - Services are pending for Charlotte Conner of Eunice at Calvary Funeral Home.
Mrs. Conner, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
She was born July 20, 1919, in White Earth, Min.
Mrs. Conner is survived by two sons, Jim Conner Jr. of Eunice and jack Conner of Hobbs and a daughter, Patricia Louise Metke of Reseville, Calif.
Graveside services for Vina Connel of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Lavoid Ford will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
She will not lie in state, but there is a guest book to sign at the funeral home.
Mrs. Connel, 96, died Monday, Jan. 22, at Good Samaritan Village.
She was born on Sept. 8, 1904, in Palo Pinto County, Texas. She married Vernon H. Connel on June 19, 1937, in Baird, Texas.
Mrs. Connel had been a resident of Hobbs since 1948.
Mrs. Connel is survived by two sons, Tom Connel and Jessie Connel, both of Hobbs; a daughter, Geri Riddle of Hobbs; a sister, Beulah Maner of Abilene; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995, a brother and four sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Village at 1701 N. Turner in Hobbs.
LOVINGTON - Services are pending for Alvin Skurlock of Hobbs at Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. Skurlock, 88, died on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Hobbs Healthcare Center.
He was born on Oct. 11, 1912.
Lorenzo D. McKinney Jr.
TACOMA, Wash. - At his request, there will be no funeral services for Lorenzo Dow "Mac" McKinney Jr. of Tacoma. Inturnment will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent under the direction of Gaffney Cassedy Allen & Buckley King Funeral Home.
Mr. McKinney, 84, died on Friday, Jan. 19, in Tacoma.
Mr. McKinney, born in August 1917, spent many years living in Hobbs. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He spent 30 years working for Phillips 66 Petroleum. Mr. McKinney moved to Tacoma after retiring.
He spent the last 12 years volunteering at Sound View Medical Clinic.
Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Jessie, of the home; a daughter, Diana; a son Loren; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice organization of one's choice.
LOVINGTON - Services are pending for J.B. Jones of Lovington at Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Mr. Jones, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
Mr. Jones was born Oct. 28, 1913.
Services for Erasmo "Ross" Gonzales of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at Calvary Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Joe Cordova will officiate.
Mr. Gonzales will lie in state at the funeral home today from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. A prayer vigil will be held at Calvary Memorial Funeral Home Chapel today at 7 p.m.
Mr. Gonzales, 54, died Monday, Jan. 22, at Lea Regional Medical Center.
He was born on April 23, 1946, in Artesia. He moved to this area in 1964. He married Peggy Ramirez Martinez on July 20, 1974, in Hobbs.
Mr. Gonzales was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and a past member of the American Legion Post 26. He served as an assistant Scout master for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 350. He joined the U.S. Army in December 1965 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in December of 1967.
He was awarded the Nathaniel Defense Service Medal for good conduct.
He was employed at Key Energy for the last 24 years as a construction supervisor.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing and motorcycling and he was of the Pentecostal faith.
Mr. Gonzales is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters, Melanie Gonzales and Misty Lemons, both of Hobbs; three brothers, Sardo Gonzales and Henry Gonzales, both of Hobbs, and Tony Muņoz of Clearborn, Texas; a sister, Liz Segovia of Hobbs; four grandchildren; and numerous aunts; uncles; nephews; and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Efren Gonzales.
Lyle R. Anderson
Services are pending for Lyle Reginald "Reggie" Anderson of Higginbotham community near Seminole. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Anderson, 70, died n Saturday, Jan. 20, at his home.
He was born on July 21, 1930, in Winfield, Kan.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of the home; two daughters, Wryn Best of Hobbs and Robin Zinter of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and a son, Joe Anderson of Las Angeles.
Johnny C. McCasland
ODESSA - Services for Johnny Calvin McCasland of Odessa will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Sunset Memorial Chapel. The Rev. David Ring will officiate. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Garden, under the direction of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. McCasland, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 21, at Medical Center Hospital.
He was born June 12, 1925, at Lake Arthur to John and Mollie McCasland.
Mr. McCasland married Bonnie Jean Rae on Feb. 26, 1945. They moved to Odessa in 1968 from Artesia.
Mr. McCasland was a salesman in the retail sales industry. He was a member of Highland United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the VFW Post 4372. He served in the U.S. Navy submarine service in World War II.
Mr. McCasland is survived by his wife of the home; a son, Johnny McCasland of Midland; a brother, Will McCasland of Eunice; a sister, Cecil Colvin of Canon City Colo.; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Edward McCasland; two brothers, Dallas McCasland and Charley McCasland; and two sisters, Vernice Emmons and Vernace Cox.
Services are pending for Billy McBeth of Hobbs at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. McBeth, 62, died Monday, Jan. 22, at Hobbs Healthcare Center.
He was born July 18, 1938.
Frances J. Freeman
LOVINGTON - Services for Frances J. "Patsy" Shipp Freeman of Carlsbad will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Smith Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Roy Elmore will officiate. Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.
Mrs. Freeman, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 20, in Carlsbad.
She was born on May 22, 1921, in Abilene. She married Berry R. Freeman on July 11, 1939.
Mrs. Freeman was the owner and operator of the Golden West package store in Hobbs for many years. She was a pioneer of Lea County.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by two daughters, Linda Bari Freeman of Carlsbad, and Frances Lou Freeman of Odessa; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Burton Elbert Shipp and Annie Laura Hart Shipp; two brothers, Damon Shipp and William M. Shipp; and one grandson.
Leon G. Cox
Services for Leon G. Cox of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Chapel.
The Rev. Benny Greenlee will officiate.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Memorial Park with rites performed by the American Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until noon on Monday.
Mr. Cox, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 18, at his home. He was born April 20, 1916, in Afton, Okla. He Barbara Jean Rector on March 2, 1951, in Clovis.
He was a World War II veteran having served in the European Theatre and a lifetime member of the VFW.
He worked as a ranch hand on many ranches in New Mexico. He retired from the Mississippi Potash Mines.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Leon Gibson Jr. of Hobbs, Waymond Lynn Cox of Arkansas and Alvin John Cox of Carlsbad; two daughters, Patsy Ann Kesterson of Tulsa and Aleta Jean Livingston of Dallas; a sister, Josephine Cameron of Washington; a brother, Robert N. Cox of Hagerstown, Md.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A brother, Troy Cox; and his parents preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.
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Graveside services for Ray Moore of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Jake Armstrong officiating.
Visitation will be held from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. today and from 8-11:30 a.m. on Monday. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Moore, 65, died Thursday, Jan. 18, at his home. He was born April 22, 1935, in Robeline, La. He married Eileen Moore on April 22, 1966, in Little Rock, Ark.
He moved to Hobbs eight years ago.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sisters, Maria Flores of Robeline, Kathy Cobb of Shreveport, La., and Ann Eason of DeValles Bluff, Ark.; and two brothers, Raymond Moore and Ronald Moore, both of Blanchard, La.
His parents; two brothers, Joseph B. Moore Jr., and Ernest Moore; and a niece and nephew preceded him in death.
Martin T. Wilson
A memorial service for Martin Thades Wilson of Hobbs will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, at Nadine Baptist Church. The Rev. Sidney Butler will officiate.
Mr. Wilson, 76, died Friday, Jan. 19, at Big Spring Veterans Affairs Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1924, in Moberly, Mo.
Mr. Wilson married Nora B. Arguello on Oct. 18, 1943.
He lived in Missouri until 17. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-45. He served in England, France and Trinidad.
Mr. Wilson moved to Trinidad, Colo., then to Denver where he lived for 20 years. He lived in Albuquerque for two years before moving to Hobbs, where he worked as a machinist at Evans Machine Shop, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of Nadine Baptist Church.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Vickie Wielenga of Hobbs; a son, Marty Wilson of Denver; two sisters, Velma and Julia of Missouri; four brothers, Ronald, Franklin, Paul and James, all of Missouri; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Gilbert.
Karen E. Brown
CARLSBAD - Services for Karen E. Brown of Carlsbad will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at First Assembly of God church. The Rev. Fred Connell will officiate. Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brown will lie in state today from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.
Mrs. Brown, 45, died Tuesday, Jan. 16.
She was born on Aug. 3, 1955, to Bert William Titus Sr. and Dorothy Sue Arrington Titus in Carlsbad. She graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1973. In 1979, she moved to Bastrop, Texas, where she worked for Lower Colorado River Authority Electrical Company in the accounting department.
On May 22, 1981, she married Barry Brown in Bastrop. In 1993, Mrs. Brown received her nursing associate's degree from NMSU-Carlsbad and went to work for Guadalupe Medical Center for three years.
She then became the director for the Hospice Services Inc., starting what would become Family Hospice and later VistaCare Family Hospice.
In 1997, Mrs. Brown went to work for Westinghouse where she was the occupational health director. She also received her registered nurse certification and occupational health nursing certification.
Mrs. Brown recently went to work for Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc. as director of nursing. She was a longtime member of First Assembly of God.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband and a son, Brad Brown, of the home; a daughter, Teresa Moots, of Harlingen, Texas; her mother, Dorothy Titus of Carlsbad; three brothers, Dennis Titus of Carlsbad, Don Titus of Carlsbad and Roger Titus of Bosque Farms; and a sister, Juanita Young of Carlsbad.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bert William Titus Jr. in 1974, and her father in 1989.
Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice program of one's choice.
Dorothy M. Buckley
Memorial services for Dorothy M. Buckley of Hobbs will be held at an unspecified date. Cremation has already taken place.
Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mrs. Buckley, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, a her home.
She was born on Feb. 11, 1924, in Wakenda, Mo.
She married Harry Keith Buckley on Dec. 29, 1950, in Carrollton, Mo. Mrs. Buckley moved to Hobbs in 1989 from Horse Creek, Wyo., to be near her grandsons.
She is survived by a son, Gaylon Buckley of Hobbs; a half-brother, James P. Stewart; two grandsons; four nieces; and three nephews.
Mrs. Buckley was preceded in death by her husband in 1997; a son, Garold Buckley; a brother, Robert Stewart; and her parents, Robert and Zola Stewart.