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Lea County, New Mexico Obituary and Death Notice Collection
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Lea County, New Mexico Obituary and Death Notices Collection

NEW MEXICO - Lea County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 58

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Date: Thursday, 21 July 2011, at 3:31 p.m.

Jimmie R. Johnston

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Services for Jimmie R. Johnston of San Jose will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Oak Hill Funeral Home's Chapel of Roses in San Jose.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Memorial Park.

Mrs. Johnston, 75, died Thursday, May 24, in San Jose. She was born and raised in Tatum by her pioneer parents, Swain and Winnie Eubanks.

Mrs. Johnston attended Eastern New Mexico College and was a member of KDA Sorority. She moved to California in 1945 when she married E. Neil Johnston. They lived in Hayward, where she was active in the PTA until 1967, when they moved to San Jose. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Johnston worked as a manager in food service for the Franklin-McKinley School District, primarily at J.W. Fair Middle School until she retired. She was active with Southside Senior Center and a volunteer for the S.J. Airport and the Tech Museum. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Milpitas.

Mrs. Johnston is survived by two daughters, Lane Maloney and Jayme Cooper, both of Scotts Valley, Calif.; one son, Larry Johnston of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two sisters, Doris Craig and Andylena Craig, both of New Mexico; one brother, Tom Eubanks of Belvedere, Calif.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 NM Highway 236, Portales, N.M. 88130.

Robert L. Gamble

OXNARD, Calif. - Services for Robert Lee Gamble of Newbury Park, Calif., were already held in Oxnard, Calif. Services were under the direction of Garcia Mortuary in Oxnard.

Mr. Gamble, 58, died Sunday, May 13. He was born Jan. 11, 1943, in Abbott, Texas.

When Mr. Gamble was a child, his family moved to Hobbs, where he attended church with his mother and grew to become a superior athlete before graduating high school.

For the last 15 years Mr. Gamble lived in Newbury Park with his wife, Marilyn A. Gamble.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Venus Renee Pittman and Robin White, both of Hobbs, Janise Graham of Corona, Calif., and Tammi Gamble of Los Angeles; four sisters, Lena Sims and LaVetor Booker, both of Santa Barbara, Calif., Helen Singleton of Hobbs and Lula Gamble of Oakland, Calif.; three brothers, Jason Gamble of Las Vegas, Nev., Billy Gamble of Oakland and James Scott of Fort Worth, Texas; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of relatives and friends.

Mr. Gamble was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lily Gamble.

Gregorio P. Garcia

EUNICE - Services for Gregorio Peņa Garcia of Eunice will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, at St. Clare Catholic Church in Eunice. The Rev. Jose Reyes of St. Helena Catholic Church of Hobbs will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. today at Calvary Funeral Home Chapel in Eunice. The Rosary will be held today at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, led by the Rev. Reyes.

Mr. Garcia, 78, died Saturday, May 26, at Lea Regional Medical Center. He was born May 9, 1923, in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. He married Socorro Alvarez on Dec. 8, 1943.

Mr. Garcia moved to this area from Mexico six years ago. He was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church of Eunice.

Mr. Garcia is survived by his wife; six sons, Conrado Garcia, Luis A. Garcia and Enrique Garcia, all of Eunice, Rudolfo Garcia of Midland, Rogelio Garcia of Ojinaga and Hector Garcia of Hobbs; two daughters, Mary Garcia and Guadalupe Garcia De Carmona, both of Ojinaga; two brothers, Pilar Garcia of Lovington and Gregorio Garcia of Odessa; two sisters, Sixta Garcia De Galindo of Odessa and Hercullana Garcia De Levario of Crane, Texas; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Alma I. Brake

McKINNEY, Texas - Services for Alma Inez Brake of Carrollton, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano. The Rev. Jack Gibson will officiate.

Burial will follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park in Frisco. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney.

Ms. Brake, 93, died Thursday, May 24, in Plano. She was born April 9, 1908, in Rome, Ga.

Ms. Brake was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth D. Brake of Hobbs; five daughters, Geraldine Slaughter of Orange, Texas, Charlotte Delores Smith of Texarkana, Ark., Janelle Smith of Kerrville, Texas, Carrie Joyce Reisz of Raton and Linda Sue Neal of Frisco, Texas; 30 grandchildren; one sister, Mable Boyette of Carthage, Texas; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Ms. Brake was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Delton Brake; and two daughters, Aleene Tucker and Micky Gale Brake.

Mickey Stradley

Graveside services for Mickey Stradley of Hobbs will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The Rev. Dick Weston will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stradley, 84, died Thursday, May 24, at Good Samaritan Village in Hobbs. She was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Tatums, Okla. She married K.R. Stradley in 1934 in Burkburnett, Texas.

Mrs. Stradley was raised and educated in Oklahoma and Texas. She enjoyed bowling.

Mrs. Stradley is survived by one son, W.T. Stradley of Hobbs; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Oscar Shurette

LOVINGTON - Services for Oscar Shurette of Lovington will be held at 3 p.m. today at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Leon Green will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home of Lovington.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.

Mr. Shurette, 80, died Friday, May 25, in Denver City. He was born April 30, 1921, to Walter and Barbara Shurette in Goodwater, Ala. He married Ollie Mae Benton on Feb. 15, 1941. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1992.

Mr. Shurette moved to Lovington in 1960 and worked for Ralph Lowe Drilling Co. He then worked for Ard Drilling Co. for more than 20 years before retiring.

Mr. Shurette is survived by two daughters, Betty Ivie of Denver City and Brenda Manney of Hobbs; two sons, Terry Shurette of Odessa and Ricky Shurette of Lovington; five sisters, Mitty Howell, Ollie Pearl Thrash, Gladys Satterfield, Sara Bagley and Louise Cochran, all of Goodwater, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Shurette was also preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Shurette; and one brother, Alvin Shurette.

arnell Lipscomb Sr.

Services for Larnell "Lonnie" Lipscomb Sr. of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Little Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Frank Williams will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery. The Cannon Air Force Honor Guard will conduct graveside military honors.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-noon Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lipscomb, 82, died Monday, May 21, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born July 29, 1918, in Brenham, Texas. He married Katherine Turner in 1937 in Ralls, Texas.

Mr. Lipscomb was married for 64 years. He was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Lipscomb is survived by his wife of Hobbs; one daughter, Mattie Tyson of Hobbs; two sons, Bennie Lipscomb of Covina, Calif., and Larnell Lipscomb Jr. of Hobbs; one sister, Mabel Penney of McGregor, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Lipscomb was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mattie Lipscomb; five brothers; and one sister.

Betty L. Dorman

Services for Betty L. Dorman of Hobbs will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Immanuel Baptist Church. The Rev. Jack Lott of Immanuel Baptist will officiate.

Services are under the direction of Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Dorman, 78, died Monday, May 21, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 15, 1922, in Dixie, Okla. She married Melvin Randall Dorman.

Mrs. Dorman moved to Hobbs from Rush Springs, Okla., in 1941. She was self-employed as the owner of Betty's Pie Shop, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Myrna Cochran and Mary Lue Dorman, both of Hobbs; one sister, Annabell Chastain of Yuma, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Dorman was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Melvin Randall Dorman Jr.; two brothers; and two sisters.

Larnell Lipscomb

Services for Larnell Lipscomb of Hobbs are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mr. Lipscomb, 82, died Monday, May 21, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born July 29, 1918, in Brenham, Texas.

Mr. Lipscomb is survived by his wife, Katherine Lipscomb of Hobbs; one daughter, Mattie Tyson of Hobbs; and two sons, Bennie Lipscomb of Covina, Calif., and Larnell Lipscomb Jr. of Hobbs.

Betty L. Dorman

Services are pending for Betty L. Dorman of Hobbs with Calvary Memorial Funeral Home.

Ms. Dorman, 79, died Monday, May 21, at Lea Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Dixie, Okla.

Survivors include two daughters, Myrna Cochran and Mary Lue Dorman, both of Hobbs; a sister, Annabell Chastain of Yuma, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Kirby Moore

Graveside services and burial for Kirby Moore of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Prairie Haven Cemetery under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home. The Rev. Leon Green will officiate.

Mr. Moore, 86, died Monday, May 21, at his home. He was born April 1, 1915, in Dallas.

He married Violet Howell.

Mr. Moore enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, camping and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Moore was a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Violet; a daughter, Pamalee Penick of Hobbs; a brother, Albert Moore of Caliente, Calif.; a sister, Irene Rainwater, of Breckenridge, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

L. Pearl Stewart

Graveside services for Lucy Pearl Stewart of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Monday, May 21, at Seagraves Cemetery in Seagraves, Texas. The Rev. Glen Beevers of Lubbock will officiate. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Ms. Stewart, 98, died Saturday, May 19, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 25, 1902, in Crystal Springs, Ark.

Ms. Stewart is survived by one sister, Jewell Sherrill of Hobbs, four nephews and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Katherine Henry.

John H. Connell

LOVINGTON - Services for John "Johnny" H. Connell of Lovington will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Jackson Avenue Baptist Church. The Rev. Mike McGuire will officiate. Services are under the direction of Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.

Mr. Connell, 54, died Friday, May 18, in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 23, 1946, in Lubbock. He married Linda Evans on June 10, 1967, in Lovington.

Mr. Connell graduated from Lovington High School in 1964. He graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor's degree in 1969, and received a Master's degree in 1986. He taught for two years at St. Petersburg Christian School in Florida, and for 8 1/2 years in Carlsbad.

In 1983, Mr. Connell moved to Lovington, where he was the principal at Taylor Middle School, retiring about three years ago. He taught part time at the College of the Southwest for the last 2 1/2 years. He loved his family, humor, photography, wildflowers, nature and people in general.

Mr. Connell is survived by his wife of Lovington; one daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" Phillips of Lovington; one son, John Walton Connell of Lovington; two grandchildren; his mother, Georgia Connell of Lovington; two brothers, Mike Haliburton of Levelland, Texas, and Walton Evans; four nieces; one great-nephew; and one great-niece.

Mr. Connell was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Connell II.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Johnny Connell Memorial Scholarship Fund at Western Commerce Bank.

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