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Marie C. Petersen
ARTESIA — Marie Cecilia Petersen, 85, of Maple Plain, Minn., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at her son’s home on North Roselawn Street.
Services are pending in Long Lake, Minn.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.
Marie Cecilia Petersen was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Henry and Elizabeth Van Elmt Mangen.
She married Carl Milford Petersen in Minneapolis. He preceded her in death March 11, 1970.
Mrs. Petersen was a longtime resident of Maple Plain, Minn. She was a housewife.
She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Medina, Minn., active in a Passion Play entitled “My Choice” a family production, her church the Interfaith Outreach, and various social services.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Petersen was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one granddaughter and a son-in-law.
Survivors include sons, Raymond Peterson of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Thomas Petersen of Garrison, Minn., Lawrence Petersen of Brainard, Minn., Jeff Petersen of Montrose, Minn., Vincent Petersen of Artesia, Steve Petersen of Elk River, Minn., Greg Petersen of Anoka, Minn., and Kevin Petersen of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; daughters, Carolyn Sargent of Crosslake, Minn., Mary Sherbrooke of Otsego, Minn., and Cecilia Schulte of Navarre, Minn.; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1111 N. Roselawn, Artesia NM 88210.

Joyce J. Stephenson
DUMAS, Texas — A funeral for Joyce J. Stephenson, 55, of San Marcos, Texas, and formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Dumas Christian Center in Dumas, Texas, with the Rev. Gary Holm, assistant pastor of Dumas Christian Center, officiating. Interment will follow in Dumas Cemetery.
Mrs. Stephenson died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at her home.
Morrison Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Jean Stephenson was born Oct. 1, 1944, in Vernon, Texas. She had been a Moore County resident most of her life.
She had worked as a pharmacy technician at Guadalupe Medical Center in Carlsbad until her retirement in 1996.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Kelly of San Marcos, Texas; son, Robert Stephenson of Houston; brother, John L. Scroggins of Dalhart, Texas; sisters, Edna Jordan of Dumas, Texas, Vivian Sisco of Carson, Calif., and Charles Etta Hendrix of Chillicothe, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. 

Eleanor Rhoads
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Eleanor Rhoads, 87, of Lamont Street, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lakeview Christian Home Chapel, 1300 N. Canal St., with Dr. Billy Weckel of VistaCare Family Hospice officiating. 
There will be no visitation.
Ms. Rhoads died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor Rhoads was born Jan. 13, 1912, in Springfield, Ill., to Walter and Ada Rhoads. She later lived in Taylorville, Ill., where she graduated from high school.
She attended St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Wichita, Kan., where she attained her R.N. degree in 1933. She moved to Carlsbad in 1934 and became an officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1943-46. She served during World War II in New Orleans and in the Philippines. She had worked for St. Francis Hospital and then Dr. Galt until she retired in the mid-1980s.
She will be greatly missed by many special friends.
Survivors include five nieces, Mary Canavan of Las Cruces, Lynda Howland of Windsor, Calif., Connie Corbin of Lampe, Mo., Carol Lauer of St. Louis, and Ann Stock of Blue Springs, Mo.; nephews, Carl Rhoads of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Bob Rhoads of Ventura, Calif., Mike Rhoads of Orchard Park, N.Y., and G.W. Rhoads of Golden, Mo.; great-niece, Allie Canavan of Las Cruces; great-nephew, Ian Canavan of Las Cruces; sister-in-law, Florence Rhoads of Ventura, Calif.; and numerous other great nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearer is Gary Forrest.
Memorial contributions may be made to the CARC Farm, PO Drawer 1808, Carlsbad NM 88221.

Jim A. Goodson
ALBUQUERQUE — After a long illness bravely fought, Jim was welcomed home by our Lord on Jesus’ birthday.
Jim Allen Goodson, 44, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, at University Hospital in Albuquerque.
Born June 30, 1955, in Albuquerque, he loved the rugged New Mexico outdoors as well as traveling the back roads of the American West in his 18-wheeler. Known for always lending a helping hand and being a hard worker, “Slim” Jim could make you laugh and enjoyed old-time country music, wood working and cowboy poetry.
He is survived by his daughters, Raylene Wall of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and Tana Statham of Sperry, Okla.; mother, Helen Goodson of Belen; grandmother, Dora Goodson of Belen; brothers, Don Goodson of Norman, Okla., and Ken Goodson of Belen; three grandchildren, Tyler and Nicole Statham and Naomi Wall; and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Road NE in Albuquerque at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3.
Flowers may be delivered to the church on Monday or sent to the family home.
Arrangements are by Direct Funeral Services of Albuquerque.

Glenn Hamblen
DENVER CITY, Texas — Graveside services for Glenn Hamblen, 90, of Mustang Street, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Carlsbad Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Hamblen died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Canterbury Villa Nursing Home.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Glenn Hamblen was born Sept. 30, 1909, in Carlsbad to Robert Naylor and Netta Priscilla Cocker Hamblen. He attended school in Carlsbad and graduated with the class of 1927.
He married Glodie Joyce Riodan Oct. 18, 1927, in Carlsbad.
Mr. Hamblen worked at the Paso Del Norte Hotel in El Paso in the early 1930s as an assistant cashier. He worked as a ranger for Carlsbad Caverns National Park for a short time.
He was employed with Holsum Bakery as a supervisor for the truck routes for 40 years and he retired from there.
After his retirement, Mr. Hamblen went to work for the museum and information center at White’s City. 
He was a charter member of Epworth Methodist Church. He lived in Carlsbad until eight years ago when he moved to Hobbs and then to Denver City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Glodie Joyce Hamblen in 1983.
Survivors include a son, Robert C. Hamblen of La Luz; daughter, Judy Ann Findley of Gatesville, Texas; brother, Robert Brantley Hamblen of Silver City; sister, Alva Ruth Burke of Carlsbad; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Tennye M. Worley
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Tennye M. Worley, 88, of Westridge Road, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Wood officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park Mausoleum.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Landsun Otto Chapel with the Rev. Erwin Van Essen officiating.
Mrs. Worley died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tennye Maye Worley was born Monday, July 10, 1911, to Hugh Harper and Cora Lea Bynum Jeffress in Scurry County, Texas. She graduated from Snyder, Texas, High School and attended Texas Women’s College in Fort Worth where she attained her teaching certification. She went back to teach in Scurry County. 
She married L.B. “Tex” Worley on June 12, 1935. They moved to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona where Tex was employed until 1943. They then moved to Carlsbad where Tex worked at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. 
Mrs. Worley was a member of First United Methodist Church where she served in many areas; Eastern Star, serving in state offices and was past Grand Worthy Matron; Rainbow Girls; and Boy Scouts of America.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Weldon Jeffress and Curtis Jeffress.
Survivors include her husband, L.B. “Tex” Worley of Carlsbad; sons, Morris Worley of Winnemucca, Nev., and Kemble Worley of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Hughlene Baker of Arlington, Texas; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers are Stanley Johnston, T.P. Hanson, Tommy Martin, Bob White, L.Z. Thompson, Leroy Holly, James Tabor and Bill Baker.
Memorial contributions may be made to Landsun Homes Inc., Caring Hands Fund, 2002 Westridge Road, Carlsbad NM 88220.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

J.P. Clark
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for J.P. Clark, 85, of Irving, Texas, and formerly of Carlsbad, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John Ward of Wellington, Texas, officiating. Graveside military rites will be performed by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard.
Mr. Clark died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Baylor Medical Center in Irving.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
J.P. Clark was born July 9, 1914, in Bomington, Texas, to Will and Maggie Margaret Rogers Clark. He was raised and educated in Knox City, Texas.
J.P. was a veteran of World War II, enlisting as soon as war was declared. He served with the Army’s 593rd Amphibious Engineers in the South Pacific earning the rank of corporal.
He married Frances Williams 58 years ago in Carlsbad. They made Carlsbad their home from 1950 to 1969 at which time they moved to Cisco, Texas.
While in Carlsbad, J.P. was employed with PCA as an electrician. 
He and his family were long-time members of Bethel Baptist Church. J.P. was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving as commander of the Carlsbad Lakeview Post and also as district commander. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and IBEW.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Clark, of the home; son, Ronn Clark and wife, Michelle, of Irving, Texas; daughter, Zayjean Tomerlin of Dallas; grandson, Chad Tomerlin and wife, Bethany, of Lewisville, Texas; granddaughter, Rebekah Clark of Irving; sister-in-law, Pat Bright of Carlsbad; nieces, Betty Patman and husband, Bill, and Joy Tanner and husband, Junior, all of Carlsbad; nephew, Lesley Williams and wife, Frances, of Carlsbad; great-niece, Susan Briggs and husband, Skipper, of Carlsbad; great-nephew, Bruce Jeffress and wife, Liz, of Carlsbad; and several great-great nieces and nephews.
The family requests donations be made in memory of J.P. Clark, grandfather of Rebekah Clark, to the Notre Dame School of Dallas, 2018 Allen St., Dallas, Texas.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today with the family receiving visitors at West Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ruth A. Geary
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Ruth A. Geary, 81, of Solana Street, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Edwards Catholic Church with the Rev. Noel Kramer officiating. Cremation will follow the service with interment of cremated remains at a later date at Carlsbad Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Edwards Catholic Church.
Mrs. Geary died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., Northgate Unit.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Alice Geary was born Monday, July 1, 1918, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Albert G. and Erna L. Kuessel Meyers. She was raised in the Milwaukee area, graduating from Washington High School in Milwaukee.
She married Joseph R. Geary April 27, 1946. They had their children in Milwaukee and in 1964 moved to Fargo, N.D.
In 1983, they moved to Carlsbad after her husband retired in 1980.
Mrs. Geary was a member of the Lake Carlsbad Ladies Golf Association and St. Edwards Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph R. Geary of Carlsbad; daughters, Kathleen Elmore of Atlanta and Susan Wilson of Houston; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jonah’s House, St. Edwards Catholic Church, 201 N. Guadalupe St., Carlsbad NM 88220.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Lorraine Shirley
LOVING — Funeral mass for Lorraine Shirley, 68, of Washington Street, will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with the Rev. Dominic Manion officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in House Cemetery, House, N.M.
Mrs. Shirley died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at her home.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lorraine “Lucky” Shirley was born May 12, 1931, in Hartford, Conn. She was raised and educated in Hartford, graduating from high school there.
She and her dad moved to Raton after her graduation. She became a horse trainer for the racetrack in Raton.
She married Chesley “Tex” Shirley on Jan. 19, 1956. They formed a band named “The Best of Tex and Lucky, The Traveling Sweethearts” and performed throughout New Mexico and the Southwest. They continued to play in the band until Tex died in July 1980. Mrs. Shirley then moved to Loving. 
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include sons, Darwin D. Shirley of Seminole, Texas, and Warren D. “Flip” Shirley of Caldwell, Texas; daughters, Debara B. Shirley of Caldwell, Texas, Nada E. O’Conner of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Annala J. Walker of Galveston, Texas; brother, Jack Davis of Hartford, Conn.; sister, Gladys Shirley of Carlsbad; 11 grandchildren; and her companion, Max.

Ruth Campos
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Ruth Campos, 57, of West Iowa Street, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Iglesia De Cristo (Spanish Church of Christ) with Antonio Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Campos died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth “Cookie” Campos was born Saturday, June 20, 1942, in Carlsbad to John F. and Rosa E. Acosta Granger. She attended Carlsbad High School.
On Oct. 20, 1965, she married Roy M. Campos. 
She enjoyed cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and her grandchildren.
Mrs. Campos was a member of Iglesia De Cristo (Spanish Church of Christ) where she was a volunteer flower arranger.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, Roy M. Campos of Carlsbad; son, David Campos of Carlsbad; daughters, Jeanette Wallace of Carlsbad and Debbie Baca of Los Lunas; mother, Rosa A. Granger of Carlsbad; brother, Bobby Granger of Loving, LeRoy Granger of Colorado, and Ruben “Chuga” Granger of Carlsbad; sisters, Lorine Campos of Albuquerque and Helen Espino of Loving; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Chevel Rodriguez, Greg Wallace, Lynn Wallace, Michael Baca, Raul Campos and Bobby Granger.
Friends may call beginning at 4 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

John R. Blunt
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for John R. Blunt, 92, of Carlsbad, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sunset Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Bob Bacon officiating. Direct cremation will take place under the direction of Sunset Gardens Direct Cremation Service. Interment of cremated remains will be at Sunset Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Blunt died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
John R. Blunt was born in Florence County and moved to Carlsbad in 1945 to work at Potash Company of America. He was a member of the Mens Golf Association and Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Blunt was preceded in death by a son, Russell Stephen Blunt in 1967 and his wife, Amy Loretta Blunt in 1982.
His only survivors include a granddaughter, Sharon Blunt Williams of Springfield, Ill.; a grandson, Charles S. Blunt of Carlsbad; a niece, Barbara Donaldson of Carlsbad; and six great-grandchildren.

Mattie I. Lewis
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Mattie I. Lewis, 100, of Westridge Road, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Fisher of First Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Mrs. Lewis died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Landsun Health Service Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Irene Lewis was born March 2, 1899, in Alma, Tenn., to William Truitt and Susanna Keeton Newport.
The centenarian was a 50-year resident of Carlsbad. 
She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.
Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by a daughter, Evalyn Lynch, on March 11, 1988.
Survivors include a daughter, Lois Hardy of Denver; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and six great-great-great grandchildren.
Friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

J.P. Clapp
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for J.P. Clapp, 94, of Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Woodbine Cemetery, Artesia, with Mal Shakra of Sunset Church of Christ in Carlsbad officiating.
Mr. Clapp died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Lakeview Christian Home.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
J.P. Clapp was born Nov. 21, 1905, near Belton, Texas, to John Boston and Susie Jones Clapp.
He married his first wife, Anna, in 1957 in Roswell. She preceded him in death Jan. 16, 1978.
He married Ruby Madron in 1987 in Seminole, Texas. She preceded him in death Aug. 22, 1991.
Mr. Clapp moved to Artesia from Weed in 1959. He was raised in Tennessee. He was a retired city landfill operator.
Mr. Clapp enjoyed attending activities at the Senior Citizen Center.
Survivors include a son, E.L. Clapp of Farmington.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Johnny Moreno, Mark Fisher, Dub Laman, George Snow, Jay Shelton and all city landfill employees.
Memorials may be made to VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 601 N. Canal, Carlsbad NM 88220 or Lakeview Christian Home, 1300 N. Canal, Carlsbad NM 88220.

Earl C. Pelton
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Earl C. Pelton, 82, of Bonita Street, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hinze officiating, assisted by the Rev. Stanley White, retired. Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with honors by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard.
Mr. Pelton died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Landsun Health Service Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Earl C. Pelton was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Oilton, Okla., to Charles J. and Edith Stout Pelton. He grew up in Kansas, living in Eldorado, Ford County and Rice County on a farm. He attended Ford High School and graduated from Raymond, Kan., High School.
On Aug. 28, 1944, he married Helen M. Hall in Hutchinson, Kan. 
Mr. Pelton had served in the Army during World War II after which he worked as a welder in the oil industry. In 1948, he and his wife moved to Carlsbad.
He worked for Pecos Valley Construction and later Ray Robinson Construction. In 1958, he started Pelton Sand and Gravel in Orla, Texas, selling his business in 1977. He went to work for the Eddy County Road Department in 1977, working there until 1981.
Mr. Pelton was a charter member of the Caveman Good Sams. He was a member of the VFW Bryan Mudget Post and the DAV. He was a lifetime member of BPOE 1558.
He retired as a captain in the Civil Air Patrol and was a member of Eddy County Desert and Rescue Squad and the Carlsbad Sportsman Club.
Mr. Pelton was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Pelton.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Pelton of Carlsbad; son, Larry E. Pelton of Cherokee Village, Ark.; brother, Elmer L. Pelton of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Thomas A. Pelton Jr., Robert A. Pelton, Raymond A. Pelton, Matthew A. Cooksey, Wade Murray and Greg L. Pelton. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church and Caveman Good Sams.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 605 N. 6th St., Carlsbad NM 88220.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Lonnie K. Manlove
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Lonnie K. Manlove, 64, of Old Cavern Highway, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with Layminister Jimmie Bartlett officiating. Military honors will be by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard.
Mr. Manlove died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at University Medical Center in Albuquerque.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lonnie K. Manlove was born Nov. 24, 1935, in Robstown, Texas, to Lewis and Zelva Sifford Manlove. In 1942, his family came to Carlsbad where he was raised and educated.
He held various jobs in Carlsbad before joining the Air Force in 1953. He served with the Air Force as a 2nd Engineer until his discharge May 1, 1956. At that time, Mr. Manlove moved to Louisana and for the next three years worked as a roughneck for an off-shore oil rig company.
He then returned to Carlsbad to work in the oilfields. He enjoyed his family, hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Survivors include three daughters, Lynda Manlove of Carlsbad, Laura Kay Stevenson of Artesia and Lisa Manlove of Santa Fe; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at West Funeral Home.

Micaela D. Methola
CARLSBAD — A funeral for Micaela D. “Mickie” Methola, 74, of South Mesquite Street, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at San Jose Catholic Church with the Rev. Valentine Jan-kowski of-ficiating. Interment will follow at Santa Catarina Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church.
Mrs. Methola died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at her home.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Micaela D. “Mickie” Methola was born Tuesday, July 21, 1925, in Carlsbad to Jean Methola and Loretta Dominguez Methola. She was raised in Carlsbad.
She was an avid bingo player and active in politics. She was a long time senior companion until she became disabled.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Jean Acosta; son, Frank M. Olguin; sister, Rita M. Carrasco; and brother, Felix Methola.
Survivors include sons, Joe M. Olguin of San Antonio and Rudy M. Olguin of Carlsbad; daughter, Belinda Berrera of Austin, Texas; three grandsons raised as sons, Michael Acosta, Gary Acosta and Jeffery Acosta of Carlsbad; brother, Raymond Methola of Carlsbad; sister, Mary Martinez of Carlsbad; grandsons, Michael Olguin and Greg Olguin of San Antonio, Texas, and Travis Barrera of Austin, Texas; granddaughters, Elizabeth Gonzales of San Antonio, Valerie Cole, Sarah Olgin and Jaime Olguin of Carlsbad, Loretta Barrera of Austin and Jeanie Marie Olguin of Las Cruces; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Michael Acosta, Gary Acosta, Jeffery Acosta, Rudy Olguin, Greg Olguin and Travis Barrera.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.

Doug Lewis
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Doug Lewis, 50, of West Tansill Street, will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel with Mal Shakra of Sunset Church of Christ officiating.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Mr. Lewis died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Doug Lewis was born Saturday, June 25, 1949, to August Charles and Betty E. Fiddes Lewis in Cleveland. He grew up in the Cleveland area. 
He served in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict. After his time in the service, he became a machinist working primarily in airline manufacturing with an emphasis in building jet engine parts. 
He had moved to Albuquerque in the early 1980s where he worked at Kirtland Air Force Base.
On Nov. 28, 1985, he married Darla Taylor in Albuquerque. They moved to Carlsbad about 12 years ago where he worked as an herbalist. He was a member of the DAV.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Darla Lewis of Carlsbad; sons, Doug A. Lewis Jr. of Cleveland, Steve Herbel of Carlsbad and Stacy Halley of Missoula, Mont.; daughters, Lisa Lewis of Cleveland and Dawn Mason of Artesia; brothers, August C. Lewis Jr. and Ralph E. Lewis of Cleveland; and five grandchildren.

Elbert Callis
ROSWELL — A funeral for Elbert Callis, 90, of Roswell, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Abbey Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock, Texas, with the Rev. Randy Reeves of the Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Roswell officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mr. Callis died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at Mission Arch Care Center in Roswell.
Resthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elbert Callis was born May 2, 1909, in Melrose.
He married Ida Mae Foley on Nov. 14, 1933, in Littlefield, Texas. He lived in Lubbock from 1962 to 1992. He was the owner of the 50th Street Grocery in Lubbock in 1974. They moved to Roswell in 1992.
Mr. Callis was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and a grandson, Terry McGaha.
Survivors include his wife, Ida Mae Foley Callis of the family home; a son, the Rev. Elbert R. Callis of Dyersburg, Tenn.; daughters, Mary Ann Marsh and Patsy McGaha of Roswell and Janet Arnold of Artesia; brother, Clyde Callis of Walla Walla, Wash.; sisters, Opal Pugh of El Paso and Wilda Hendricks of Cedar Hill, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Betty L. Parks
ARTESIA — A funeral for Betty L. Parks, 65, of West Centre Avenue, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. W.H. Bland officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
Mrs. Parks died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at her home.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Lois Parks was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Marshall, Texas, to H.T. and Minnie Jane Ingram Sands.
She married Levi Parks in 1968 in California.
Mrs. Parks moved to Artesia from Forney, Texas, in 1945 and to California in the early 1950s. She returned to Artesia in 1996.
Mrs. Parks worked as a presser in the garment industry.
She attended Bethel Baptist Church and was a licensed evangelist.
She was preceded in death by her parents Minnie J. Taylor and H.T. Sands, stepfather Curtis Taylor Sr. and a daughter, Ruth Ann Giles.
Survivors include a son, Horace Giles of Lubbock, Texas; brothers, Jimmy Taylor of Artesia and Curtis Taylor of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and former husband, Samuel Giles Sr. of San Antonio, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Edward Mullins, Roosevelt Speirman, Harry Raglin, Charles Bussey, Ricky Kimble and Roosevelt Harvey.
Friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Matalie Britton
CARLSBAD — Graveside services for Matalie Britton, 86, of Westridge Road, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Carlsbad Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Wood of First United Methodist Church officiating. 
Mrs. Britton died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Landsun Health Service Center.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Matalie Britton was born June 20, 1913, in Balmorhea, Texas, to Henry and Mae Wilson Hicks. She was raised and educated in Colorado City, Texas. 
She married Lonnie Thomas “Bill” Britton in 1934 in Colorado City. They moved to Carlsbad in 1935.
Mrs. Britton was employed for more than 30 years in the clothing business working first at McDonald’s Clothing, Bryant-Links, David James and retiring from Marsh’s. She was also a homemaker, mother and member of First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Britton was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 7, 1987, and three brothers, Charlie Hicks, Bill Hicks and Jack Hicks.
Survivors include a son, Bill Britton of Englewood, Colo.; brother, Harvey Hicks of Carlsbad; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at West Funeral Home.

Marvin F. Ruby
CARLSBAD — Marvin F. Ruby, 82, of Watson Court, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at his home.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. There are no services planned.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin F. Ruby was born Friday, March 16, 1917, to Judson Preston and Lucille Howell Ruby in Canadian, Texas. He was in the military during World War II. He was self-employed.
The Rubys moved to Carlsbad six years ago and are members of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helena Ruby of Carlsbad; daughter, Stephanie Lannon of Dallas; brother, Harlan Ruby; and sister, Garnet Carson.

Ernestina M. Tarin
ARTESIA — A funeral for Ernestina M. Tarin, 70, of NE Avenue G in Andrews, Texas, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Artesia with the Rev. Vincent Petersen officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery.
A vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at Terpening and Son Chapel.
Mrs. Tarin died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at her home in Andrews.
Terpening and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Ernestina M. Tarin was born Sept. 24, 1929, in Mulato, Mexico, to Matias and Paula Armendariz Montoya.
She married Jose P. Tarin on April 28, 1952, in Ojinaga, Mexico. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1989.
They moved to Artesia from Van Horn, Texas, in 1958 and to Andrews in 1989.
She was a housewife and of the Catholic denomination.
Survivors include a son, Jose Tarin of Roswell; brothers, Alvaro Montoya and Rodolfo Montoya of Andrews, Florentino Montoya of Presidio, Texas, Anastacio Montoya of Mulato, Mexico, Abelardo Montoya of Ft. Davis, Texas, and Ruben Montoya of Henderson, Colo.; sister, Josefina Estrada of Presidio, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be family members.
Friends may call beginning at 1 p.m. today at Terpening and Son Mortuary.

Mildred C. Neal
CARLSBAD — A memorial service for Mildred C. Neal, 92, of Westridge Road, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Wood officiating.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.
Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Crowell Cemetery, Crowell, Texas.
Ms. Neal died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Landsun Health Service Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred C. Neal was born Monday, Dec. 30, 1907, in Crowell, Texas, to Wallace and Allie Poag Cogdell. 
She was a teacher and librarian for 13 years in Texas and for 31 years in New Mexico. Twenty-eight of those were as librarian at Carlsbad Senior High School and three of them were as teacher/librarian at Eunice High School.
She received her first degree from Baylor University and her graduate library degree from the University of Denver. She accumulated many graduate hours from other universities including: University of Colorado, University of Texas, University of Southern California, National University of Mexico, Highlands University, Sul Ross State University and New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
She traveled extensively. She was active in many organizations and served as president of Altrusa International of Carlsbad, Woman’s Club of Carlsbad, United Methodist Women of First Church, South Eddy County Retired Teacher’s Association, Nu chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (key women teachers), and as state president and state treasurer of the New Mexico Library Association. She was inducted into the South Eddy County District Teachers Association Hall of Fame.
For eight years, she was the Delta Kappa Gamma state executive secretary. She held all state offices in that organizations except that of president and treasurer and received its New Mexico State Achievement Award.
The last years of her life were spent in volunteer work, especially with Guadalupe Medical Center and at First United Methodist Church.
Ms. Neal was preceded in death by four brothers, Allen Cogdell, Ralph Cogdell, Weldon Cogdell and John Cogdell, and two sisters, Nancy Cogdell and Bonnie Brothers.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.


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