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Lea County, New Mexico Obituary and Death Notices Collection

NEW MEXICO - Lea County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 63

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2011, at 3:33 p.m.

Dolores Cole

ANDREWS, Texas - Services for Dolores Cole of Andrews, sister of Larry Baze of Hobbs, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 30, at McNett Funeral Home in Andrews.

The Rev. Timothy G. Chenault, pastor of Andrews Church of God, will officiate. Burial will follow in Andrews West Cemetery.

Mrs. Cole, 41, died Friday, April 27, at her home. She was born Jan. 12, 1960, in Brownfield. She married Frank Cole on Aug. 8, 1980, in Andrews.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1978. She moved to Andrews in 1979 from Seminole.

Mrs. Cole worked for Kirby West Vacuum Plant from 1979-2000. She was active in the Andrews Choir Booster Club and an active member of Andrews Church of God.

Other survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Nathan and Ethan Cole of Andrews; her parents, Ira and George Baze of Seminole; a sister, Patricia Reed of Seminole; and a host of friends and relatives.

Memorial contributions may be made to Andrews Church of God, c/o Youth Department, 858 E. Broadway, Andrews, Texas, 79714.

Beulah A. Hunter

SEMINOLE - Graveside services and burial for Beulah Ada "Boots" Hunter, formerly of Lubbock and mother of Sibyl Briggs of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, at Rest Haven Cemetery in Lubbock.

Mrs. Hunter, 103, died Friday, April 27, at Seminole Memorial Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 4, 1897, in Ellis County, Texas. She married Jim Disk Hunter on Aug. 19, 1917, in Tahoka, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1931.

Other survivors include a sister, Willie Lois Ackerman of Lubbock; two sons, J.D. and Bob Ray of Fredericksburg, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jeanne D. Stoffer

EUNICE - Services are pending with Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice for Jeanne Delores Stoffer of Eunice.

Mrs. Stoffer, 67, died Saturday, April 28, in Lubbock. She was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Garnett, Kan.

Immediate survivors include her husband, Allen Ray Stoffer of the home.

Naomi L. Verschueren

Services for Naomi Lynn Verschueren of Jal will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Church of God. The Rev. Michael May will officiate. Burial will follow at Jal Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.

The 16-month-old infant died Thursday, April 26, in Jal. She was born Dec. 17, 1999, in Lubbock.

She is survived by her parents, David and Greta Verschueren of Jal; one brother, Trent Verschueren of Jal; maternal grandparents, Donald and Kathy Welch of Jal; paternal grandparents, Ron and Lori Verschueren of Jal; her great-grandparents, Allegra Blea of Pecos, Raymond and Mary Jones of Jal, and Kenneth and Juanita Harrison of Wink, Texas; and one aunt, Melissa Verschueren of San Jose, Calif.

The infant was preceded in death by her sister, Dominique Renae Verschueren.

James McCold

Services for James "Mac" McCold will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Belvue Baptist Church. The Rev. Bruce Kirby will officiate. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Cremation has taken place.

Mr. McCold, 88, died Wednesday, April 25, at Covenant Medical Center-Lakeside in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 14, 1912, in Tennessee.

Mr. McCold is survived by one son, Troy McCold of Hobbs; two daughters, Sharon Brown and Dorcus Cantreu, both of Jacksboro, Texas; one brother, Junior McCold of Sparks, Nev.; three sisters, LaNeva Zamboni of Doyle, Calif., Junita Harolds of Sacramento, Calif., and Winnifred Ellis of Washington; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. McCold was preceded in death by his parents.

Frances Tattan

Services for Frances Tattan of Hobbs will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Edwin Watts will officiate. Services are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Cremation will take place.

Mrs. Tattan, 80, died Tuesday, April 24, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. She was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Poteau, Okla. She married Mark Tattan on June 12, 1955, in Tucson.

Mrs. Tattan had lived in Hobbs since 1981. She was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. She was a disabled Americans veteran, having served in the Air Force as a staff sergeant. She also belonged to the Albuquerque Arthritis Association and was a Northern Cherokee Nation member.

Mrs. Tattan is survived by her husband of the home; two daughters, Marcia Wolske and Margaret Patterson, both of Hobbs; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Tattan was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Vera Plumlee Myatt; and one sister, Meredith Tattan.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.

Charlie Perkins

Services for Charlie Perkins of Hobbs will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jake Armstrong will officiate.

Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Perkins, 71, died Tuesday, April 24, at Good Samaritan Village. He was born Aug. 14, 1929, in Sayre, Okla.

Mr. Perkins was a measurement technician for Enron Corp. before his retirement. He enjoyed carpentry and his grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict.

Mr. Perkins is survived by two sons, Wendall Perkins and Lance Perkins, both of Hobbs; one daughter, Tracy Kirk of Lubbock; one sister, Alta Perkins of Durango, Colo.; and nine grandchildren.

Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Juanita Perkins; and one brother.

Ellen J. Wells

Services for Ellen J. Wells of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Prairie Haven Chapel. The Rev. LaVoid Ford of Temple Baptist Church will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rev. Thomas Wells of Hobbs. Services are under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Wells, 45, died Tuesday, April 24, at her home. She was born Nov. 9, 1955, in Snyder, Texas. She married Rufus Wells on Oct. 14, 1974, in Lovington.

Mrs. Wells is survived by her husband; her mother, Pat Lawson of Hobbs; two sons, Thomas Clayton Wells and James S.E. Wells, both of Hobbs; three sisters, Janice Green and Sandra Lee Dye, both of Hobbs, and Mindy Fern Lawson of Phoenix; six brothers, Lyndon Keith Lawson and Joel Worth Lawson, both of Hobbs, Earl James Lawson II, Raymond Lawson, Ronald Lawson and Robby Lawson, all of Phoenix; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her father, Earl James Lawson; one sister; and one brother.

Belle Dyess Boyd

Services for Belle Dyess Boyd will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Lovington Good Samaritan Center. The Rev. David Stewart and the Rev. Harry Pittam will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery.

Mrs. Dyess Boyd, 102, died Tuesday, April 24, at Lovington Good Samaritan Center. She was born Oct. 5, 1898, to John Thomas and Elizabeth Barksdale Dyess. She had a long, active Christian life. At the age of 10, she moved to Veribest, Texas, where she graduated from high school. She received her teaching certificate from State Teachers Normal School in San Angelo, Texas.

Mrs. Dyess Boyd married Robert W. Boyd, also a schoolteacher, on Sept. 26, 1921, in San Angelo. They moved to the Sweetwater area in 1929 and to Lovington in 1958 to be near their families. Her husband preceded her in death in 1973.

Mrs. Dyess Boyd was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading and visiting with family and friends. She had been a resident of the Lovington Good Samaritan Center for 3 1/2 years where she continued to enjoy reading and visiting up to the last few days of her life. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Dyess Boyd is survived by two sons, Bob Jr. and John L.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dyess Boyd was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Frances Tattan

Services for Frances Tattan of Hobbs are pending with Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Tattan, 80, died Tuesday, April 24, at Hobbs Healthcare Center. She was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Poteau, Okla.

Mrs. Tattan is survived by her husband of the home, Mark Tattan; two daughters, Marcia Wolske and Margaret Patterson, both of Hobbs; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ellen Wells

Services for Ellen Wells of Hobbs are pending with Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wells, 45, died Tuesday, April 24, at her home. She was born Nov. 9, 1955.

Mrs. Wells is survived by her husband, Rufus Wells.

Zell G. Dennis

Services for Zell G. Dennis of Lovington will be held Thursday, April 26, at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel in Lovington.

Burial will follow at Lovington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. today at Bethany Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dennis, 98, died Monday, April 23, at Lovington Good Samaritan Center. She was born Sept. 22, 1902, in McFaddin County, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Martin.

Mrs. Dennis married Johnny Winfield Dennis on Oct. 19, 1922. He preceded her in death in February 1972. They moved to Lovington in 1964. She loved arts and crafts, gardening and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Dennis is survived by two sons, Joe Dennis of Lovington and Joel Dennis of Alamogordo; two daughters, Dorothy Clark of Kermit, Texas, and Faye Redding of Port O'Conner, Texas; one sister, Lourine Mills of Newark, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dennis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, J.W. Dennis; and two daughters, Louise Dickens and Sue Rollins.

Silvia Losoya Fabela

Services for Silvia Losoya Fabela, formerly of Hobbs, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The Rev. Jose Valdez will officiate. Services are under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Bethany Funeral Home Chapel. There will be 24-hour visitation held after the rosary at Templo Fuente de Aqua Viva, 317 S. Dalmont.

Mrs. Losoya Fabela, 39, died Sunday, April 22, in Oklahoma City. She was born April 16, 1962, in Artesia to Manuel C. Sr. and Rafaela Losoya. She grew up in Hobbs and lived here until moving to Oklahoma City two years ago. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church.

Mrs. Losoya Fabela is survived by her parents; three brothers, Manuel L. Losoya Jr. and Leroy Losoya, both of Hobbs, and Ramon Leyba of Midland; two sisters, Yolanda L. Fraire and Dora L. Soto, both of Hobbs; four daughters, Rosa Limon of Hobbs, Yesenia Fabela, Maria Elena Fabela and Isela Fabela, all of Oklahoma City; four sons, Leonel Losoya, Cecilio Fabela, Gregorio Fabela and Juanito Fabelo, all of Oklahoma City; one grandchild; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mrs. Losoya Fabela was preceded in death in 1995 by her sister, Albesia L. Marquez; a nephew; and her grandparents.

Zell Dennis

LOVINGTON - Services for Zell Dennis of Lovington are pending with Bethany Funeral Home of Lovington.

Mrs. Dennis, 98, died Monday, April 23, at Lovington Good Samaritan Center.

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