EUNICE -- Graveside services and burial for Jerry Adams of Jal will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Jal Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
Mr. Adams, 64, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Kermit Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Texas. He was born Feb. 21, 1936, in West Va. He married Betty Dawson in Roswell.
He moved to Jal from Roswell several years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Adams was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, James Houston of California; three daughters, Mary Tuck of Pearblossom, Calif., Peggie Robinson of Roswell and Johnnie Adams of Clovis; a brother, Harvey Adams of El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Lucille E. Jones
EUNICE -- Graveside services and burial for Lucille Elizabeth Jones of Eunice will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Brunson Memorial Cemetery in Eunice under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
The Rev. Elio Barrios of VistaCare Hospice will officiate.
Mrs. Jones, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at her home in Eunice. She was born May 28, 1921, in Breckenridge, Texas. She married Charles Jones, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Eunice. She worked as a bus driver fro the Eunice Public Schools.
Survivors include a son, James Edward Jones of West Columbia, Texas; a daughter, Sandra LaDell Jones of Eunice; a brother, J.B. Tabor of Roswell; and a sister, Irene Young of Sylvester, Texas.
A daughter, Glenda Darlene Jones, also preceded her in death in 1943.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Hospice Care Foundation, 1515 Calle Sur, Hobbs, N.M. 88240.
Larry J. Colbert
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Services for former Hobbsan Larry James Colbert of Oklahoma City, were held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Mercer Adams Funeral Chapel in Bethany.
The Rev. David Walker, longtime friend and pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Albuquerque officiated. Burial followed in Oklahoma.
Mr. Colbert, 51, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, at a local hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1948, in Ada.
He attended Napier Elementary School in Ada. Later the family moved to Hobbs, and in 1966, he graduated from Hobbs High School. While a student in high school, he excelled in track and field and in his senior year, set the national high school pole vault record.
Mr. Colbert attended Southern State College in El Dorado, Ark., on an athletic scholarship. He served in the Vietnam War, where he sustained permanent disabilities, receiving an honorable discharge.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He had been a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Hobbs, where he was baptized under the Rev. H.R. Watkins, now deceased.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; two sons, Michael Colbert of Little Rock, Ark., and Wayne Colbert of California; two daughters, Brandace and Tanya Colbert of Oklahoma City; a stepdaughter, Pam; his mother, Dorothy Colbert of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Kathy Chandler and Julia Colbert, both of Oklahoma City; a brother, Craig Colbert of Houston, Texas; five nieces; four nephews; one great-nephews; two grandsons; a former wife, Ann Colbert; and numerous other relatives and friends.
His father, Manuel Colbert, preceded him in death.
Graveside services for Velma V. Hanna of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7 at Prairie Haven Memorial Park with the Minister Virgil Web presiding.
Burial will follow the services.
Mrs. Hanna will be in state at the funeral home Monday 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.
Mrs. Hanna, 86, died Aug. 4 at Hobbs Health Care Center. She was born August 30, 1913, in Colorado City, TX. She married B.E. "Buster" Hanna who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hanna was active in the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for many years and a resident of Lea County for 49 years.
Survivors include two sons; Ronald Armstrong of El Paso, TX and Donald Armstrong of Belen; one daughter, Rita Smith of Gillette, WY; a stepson, Bruce Hanna of Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren and step grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
Ignacio J. Gonzalez
LOVINGTON -- Funeral Mass for Ignacio Jose Gonzalez of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, at St. Helena Catholic Church.
The Rev. Jose Reyes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lovington Cemetery under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Helena Catholic Church.
Mr. Gonzalez, 69, died Friday, Aug. 4. He was born Dec. 12, 1930, in Odessa, Texas.
He lived in Hobbs for the past 23 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosa Angelina Gonzalez of Hobbs; a stepbrother, Charles L. Newman of Lovington; and three grandchildren.
His parents, Epifano and Pilar Gonzalez, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to David Munoz at P.O. Box 1862, Lovington, N.M., 88260 or to Esmeralda Gonzalez at 115 S. Ave. B., Hobbs, N.M. 88240.
Ruth J. Smith
Services are pending with Chapel of Hope for Ruth J. Smith of Hobbs.
Mrs. Smith, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Sunbridge Care Center in Hobbs. She was born Aug. 25, 1907, in Davidson, Okla.
Survivors include four sons, Howard Smith, Kenneth Smith and Jerry Smith, all of Hobbs, and Bill Smith of Fortuna, Calif.
Services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Velma V. Hanna of Hobbs.
Mrs. Hanna, 86, died Friday, Aug. 4, at Hobbs Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 30, 1913, in Colorado City, Texas.
Immediate survivors include two sons, Ronald Armstrong of El Paso, Texas, and Donald Armstrong of Belen; a daughter, Rita Smith of Gillette, Wyo.; and a stepson, Bruce Hanna of Jacksonville, Fla.
Graveside services and burial for Inez Humphreys of Hobbs will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Prairie Haven Cemetery.
The Rev. Gavin Vaughn will officiate.
Mrs. Humphreys, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Lutheran Home of West Texas in Lubbock. She was born July 25, 1917, in Alba, Texas. She married Rome B. Humphreys on June 25, 1949, in Lovington. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Etta Foley of Hobbs; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A brother, Barney Flowers and other numerous brothers and sisters also preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
W.T. (Bill) Tivis
PORTALES -- Services for W.T. (Bill) Tivis, father of W.T. Tivis Jr. of Eunice will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.
The Rev. Lewis Johnson, pastor of Milnesand Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery.
Mr. Tivis, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at his home in the Pep community. He was born Sept. 28, 1906, in Erath County, Texas. He married Lyndell Howle on Aug. 14, 1927, on the state line of Texico and Farwell.
He grew up in Mesquite, Texas and later moved to Floydada, Texas, where he attended school. He moved to Arch from Baileyboro, where he had lived for several years. He moved from Arch to Stephenville, Texas, and returned to New Mexico by covered wagon in 1935, where he and his wife settled in Pep.
Mr. Tivis worked as an auctioneer, rancher and farmer. He was a member of the Milnesand Baptist Church.
Other survivors include his wife of 73 years of the home; another son, Delbert Tivis of Clovis; two daughters, Mildred Hill of Portales and Buna Cathey of Dora; two brothers, Virgil Tivis and Loyd Tivis, both of Portales; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Celia Tellez Bonilla
A funeral Mass for Celia Tellez Bonilla of Hobbs was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at St. Helena Catholic Church under the direction of Calvary Funeral Home.
The Rev. Donald Adamski officiated.
Burial followed in Prairie Haven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Bonilla, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Good Samaritan Village in Hobbs. She was born March 3, 1918, in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.
She lived in Hobbs for 46 years. She worked a short time in agriculture but spent most of her life as a homemaker.
She attended St. Helena Catholic Church.
Survivors include one son, Manuel Bonilla of Hobbs; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Martin Diaz Bonilla; a son, Jesus T. Bonilla; and two brothers, Veto Tellez and Luis Tellez preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to VistaCare Family Hospice of Hobbs.
Thelma Lee Mills
Services for Thelma Lee Mills of Lovington will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould, Ark., under the direction of Bethany Funeral Home.
Larry McFadden will officiate.
Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Heath Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mills died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at her home. She was born Sept. 3, 1912, in Western Grove, Ark. She married Lester G. Mills Sr. on Nov. 23, 1935, in Newport, Ark. She was a resident of Lovington for the past seven years.
She was a member of Third and Central Church of Christ. She belonged to the Hospital Auxiliary, Garden Club and was a den mother for the Boy and Girl Scouts in Paragould, Ark.
She is survived by a daughter, Myra Sue Young of Lovington; two sons, Lane Edward Mills of Manhattan, Kan., and "Buddy" Lester Grover Mills Jr. of Abilene, Texas; one brother, Loy Johnston of Belleville, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson and great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 15, 1980, and a brother, Peel Johnston.
Memorials may be made to Paragould Children's Home, 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark. 72450.
Wayne A. Disney
CARLSBAD -- Services for former Hobbsan Wayne Allen Disney of Carlsbad will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Hillcrest Baptist Church under the direction of Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
The Rev. Brad Reimers of Blodgett Street Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Mr. Disney, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Carlsbad Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1934, near Huntsville, Ark. He married Roberta Lee Stuckey on July 21, 1957, in Hobbs.
He served in the U.S. Navy from Nov. 1952 to Nov. 1956.
He served the supermarket industry from 1946 until he retired March 1, 1999. He was a member and deacon of the Blodgett Street Baptist Church and a past member of the Downtown Carlsbad Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Allen Disney of Carlsbad and Michael Disney of Albuquerque; one brother, Charles Disney of Phoenix, Ariz.; five sisters, Beth Lynch of Hobbs, Wanda Boles of Carlsbad, Dawna Feeeman of Midland, Texas, Paula Sebesta of Fredericksburg, Texas and Wilma Smith of San Mateo, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Nettie Mae Brown
Services for Nettie Mae Brown of Hobbs will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Chapel of Hope chapel.
The Rev. Tom Martin of First Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will follow in Prairie Haven Cemetery.
Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.
Mrs. Brown, 50, died Wednesday, Aug. 2 at her home. She was born April 3, 1950 in Oak Grove, La. She married Gayron Brown on Nov. 1, 1973 in Hobbs.
From 1994 to the present, she was deputy clerk of the district court in Ulysses, Kan.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Hugoton, Kan.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one daughter, Rebecca Brown of Hobbs; two sisters, Ima Jean Elam of Odessa, Texas and Carolyn Culver of Leland, Miss.; and one brother, Lavelle Herrington of Scottsdale, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Ina Herrignton and one sister, Peggy Ann Luker.
A memorial service for Elton Cox of Hobbs will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Holiday Inn Express Banquet Room.
Cremation has already taken place under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Mr. Cox, 65, died at his home on Thursday, July 27. He was born Sept. 22, 1934, in Tatum.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Sam Cox of Carlsbad and Jerry Lee Cox of Durango, Colo.; one daughter, Kayla Lynn Lasiter of Granbury, Texas; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
His parents, Marlin and Ada Cox, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad, N.M. 88220 or the charity of your choice.
Lorenza Mackey Sr.
Funeral services for Lorenza Mackey Sr. of Lovington will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 5, at Christ Holy Temple Church in Hobbs under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
The Rev. J.D. Daniel and Elder M.L. Berry will officiate.
Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park.
Vistitation will be 8 a.m. 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Mr. Mackey, 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Nor-Lea Genral Hospital. He was born May 5, 1925, in Tyler, Texas. He married Mary Ola Watson on Oct. 23, 1949, in Corsicana, Texas.
Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons, Lorenza Mackey Jr., David Mackey and Randy Mackey, all of Denver, Colo., Steven Volume Mackey and Rodney Mackey, both of Albuquerque; seven daughters, Mary Ann Vaughn, Loretta Keeton and Belinda Gayle Carter, all of Lovington, Debra Ann Lewis of St. Martinsville, La., Karen Elaine Carter of Austin, Texas, Octavia Maria Mackey of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Flora Denise Mackey of Denver, Colo.; six brothers, Vernon Mackey, Levi Mackey, Ruben Mackey Jr. and Ross Lee Mackey Sr., all of Hobbs, Dr. Jessie Mackey of Dallas, Texas, and Joe Mackey of Corsicana; five sisters, Verlene Brooks, Venora Basquez and Mary Elizabeth Mackey of Hobbs, Ocie Pettie of Dallas and Rubin Jewel Bronson of Denver; 75 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruben and Octavia Mackey; one son, Dwayne Mackey; two sisters, Frances Owens and Millie Mackey; and one brother.
Sandra A. Hartman
Memorial services for Sandra Anne Hartman of Hobbs will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Jefferson Street Church of Christ under the direction of Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.
Virgil Webb will officiate.
Cremation has already taken place.
Ms. Hartman, 33, died Saturday, July 29, at her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1966, in Hobbs.
Survivors include her parents, Douglas and Linda Hartman of Hobbs; two sons, Adam Hartman and Joe Castillo Jr. of Hobbs; two daughters, Josie Castillo and Crystal Castillo of Hobbs; two brothers, Gary Hartman of Hobbs and Doug Hartman Jr. of Big Spring, Texas; two sisters, Christy Schrib and Bobbie Allen of Hobbs; and one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and a niece.
Memorial services for Irma "Lee" Chambers of Hobbs will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Leon Green will officiate.
Cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Chambers, 79, died Monday, July 31, at Lea Regional Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1921, in Whitefish, Mont.
She married James N. Chambers on Feb. 12, 1944, in Carlsbad. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Mrs. Chambers was a member of the Southeast Genealogical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Senior Center delivering Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include a son, James Lee Chambers of Tulare, Calif.; two daughters, Diane Tucker of Norman, Okla., and Nancy Lange of Oklahoma City; a brother, Edwin Bryce Lee of Carmel, Calif.; a sister, Carole Hall of Salado, Texas; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
A son, Michael Chambers; a brother, Alton Lee; and her parents, Edwin and Ella Lee, also preceded her in death.
Celia Tellez Bonilla
Services are pending with Calvary Funeral Home for Celia Tellez Bonilla of Hobbs.
Mrs. Bonilla, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Good Samaritan Village. She was born March 3, 1918, in Leo, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Survivors include a son, Manuel Bonilla of Hobbs; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.