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Rosella Etchepareborde

Jan 01, 1941 - Nov 14, 2023

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Clovis, NM

Rosella Etchepareborde, a cherished member of our community, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2023, at the age of 82. Born on January 1, 1941, in Jacksboro, TX, Rosella was a beloved mother, sister, and dear friend to many. Her gentle nature, kind heart, and unwavering commitment to her family and friends will forever be remembered. Rosella dedicated her life to her children and found joy in caring for others. As a custodian in the education industry, she cultivated a warm and welcoming ...Read More

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Ronnie Lee Morris, Sr.

Feb 17, 1939 - Feb 22, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Ronnie Lee Morris, Sr., age 85, of Clovis, NM passed away Thursday February 22, 2024, at his home in Clovis. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, 1:00 pm at The Chapel, 1500 N Thornton Street, Clovis. Ronnie was a member of the Masonic Lodge #40. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Masonic Lodge Masons.Ronnie was born February 17, 1939, to Chester and Beatrice (Jones) Morris in Snyder, TX. He married Judie Carolyn Gossett in Post Texas on February 21, 1959. He worked as an insurance adjuster for 48 years. Ronnie’s hobbies included golfing, riding his motorcycle, traveling, woodworking making bowls and lazy susan’s.Survivors include his companion; Sallie Brock of the home, daughter; Misty Rich of Lake Havasu, AZ, son; Ronnie Lee Morris Jr. and wife Gina and daughter; Lisa Dawn DeVore and husband Steve all of Lubbock, TX, brother; Charles Morris and wife Sharon of Post, Texas sister; Anne Gravitt of Lubbock, TX, four grandsons; Ronnie Blaine and wife Abby, Robert Brandt and wife Kayla, Randy Lee Adrian and wife Gracie, Devin Allen Adrian and wife Merideth, three great grandchildren; Miles Morris, Claire and Elijah Adrian and another on the way.He is preceded in death by his Parents; Chester and Beatrice Morris, spouse; Judie Morris and one sister and brother-in-law; Judy Guy and her husband Travis. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Clovis Masonic Lodge, 3110 N Thornton St. Lodge no 40, Clovis, NM 88101, 575-763-3612. Arrangement have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, (575)762-4435, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.

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Sarita E. Valdez

Oct 03, 1951 - Feb 25, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Sarita E. Valdez, age 72, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Visitation to be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Chapel of Angels, 1430 Thornton Street. Rosary is to be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, 10:00 am and Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 108 Davis Street with Father Eli Valadez officiating. Burial to follow at Mission Garden of Memories, 2900 W. 7th Street. Ryan Walley, Michael Valdez, Fabian Martinez, Christopher Montoya, Vincent Beltran, Brayden Walley and Jayce Valdez will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are the wonderful caregivers at Clovis Healthcare and Rehab. Sarita was born on October 3, 1951, to Bonifacio and Frances Garcia in Clovis, NM. She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was a vital member of their prayer group. She married Antonio Valdez in Clovis on June 6, 1970 and together they celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Sarita was a teacher’s aide with the Clovis Municipal Schools for 25 years. She loved her job very much and treasured her students and fellow teachers. Sarita developed an interest in learning the guitar. She taught herself and promptly joined the OLG 6:00 pm choir. She loved making a joyful noise unto the Lord, and when she could no longer play, she continued to sing and play the tambourine. In 2001, Sarita became a grandmother and completely fell in love with being a Nana. She would plan movie night sleepovers, create matching holiday outfits through her love of sewing and crafting, cook special meals, and generally spoil them rotten. Sarita was beautiful inside and out, and enjoyed fashion, makeup and jewelry. She loved outings with her family and friends, including her many bingo buddies. She will be greatly missed, but her family is joyful that she has been reunited with Papo. Survivors include her children, Fabian (Kelli) Martinez of Delta, CO; Toni Michelle Valdez of Colorado Springs, CO; Katrina (Ryan) Walley of Clovis, NM; Michael Valdez (Jennifer Chavez) of Clovis, NM; her siblings, Terry (Deacon Joe) Garcia of Santa Fe, NM; and Rosa Montoya of Clovis, NM; grandchildren, Joaquin (Terrie) Martinez, Jacinta Martinez, Layla Walley, Raisa (DC) Walley, Brayden Walley, Jayce Valdez, Aria Valdez, and Liam Valdez; great grandchildren; Triston Martinez, Catalina Martinez, and Scarlett Martinez, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Valdez; parents, Bonifacio and Frances Garcia; and two brothers, Dickie Garcia and Ray Garcia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com, (575) 762-4435.

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Willie James Hall

May 02, 1950 - Feb 21, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Willie James Hall, age 73, of Clovis, NM passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Mission Garden of Memories, 2900 W. 7th Street., Clovis, NM.Willie was born on May 2, 1950, to Henry Hall and Leanna Bell in Grace, Mississippi. Willie loved to play football, basketball and played as a DJ.Survivors include his children; Michael England, Tina Craver, Andre Archie, and Isacc Hall, and siblings; William Hall, Earnest Hall, Juanita Rose, and Bessie Hall.He is preceded in death by his parents; Henry and Leanna, and siblings; Henry Hall, Ollie Hall, Virginia Mayfield, and Emma O’Niel.Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, www.mufffleyfuneralhome.com, (575) 762-4435.

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Jimmy Dee Scott

Sep 30, 1935 - Feb 21, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Memorial services for Jimmy Dee Scott, 88, of Portales, will be at 2:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 2, 2024 in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Don Thomas officiating. All of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with Jack Tixier, Scott Johnson and Dr. Steven Gamble will serve as honorary pallbearers. Jimmy Dee Scott was born Sept. 30, 1935 in Norman, OK to the home of Elizabeth Jewel (Bulls) and Haskel D. Scott and died on the evening of Feb. 21, 2024 in Clovis, NM. At a very early age, Jim grew up in the Floyd community, and attended school there. He was a 1953 graduate of Floyd High School. Following high school, he and two friends decided to go to Colorado to work in the coal mines. He eventually returned to Portales, and began his career with the United States Post Office as a janitor. In 1960, he and another friend joined the United States Air Force. It was that same year that he married Carolyn Watkins. The couple had a son together, but later divorced. During his service years, he was stationed at Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, WA. Following his discharge in 1964, he returned to Portales to make his home, and went back to the Post Office. In addition, he attended classes at Eastern New Mexico University, and graduated in 1976. Jim had worked his way up in the Post Office, and following his graduation, he was promoted to the position of Post Master. He served in that capacity until 1990. Following his retirement he became a realtor. In addition, he drove for Hamilton Auto, transferring cars from one location to another. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time in Ruidoso. He also built a number of elkhorn chandeliers. Jim loved working in his yard, as well as reading and working crossword puzzles. Through the years, he had amassed a large collection of postage stamps. It was on Dec. 31, 1982 in Ruidoso, that he was married to Jane Millar. With that marriage, he gained four more children, three daughters and a son. He and Jane enjoyed more than 40 years together prior to her death on January 18, 2023. Jim is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Rene Scott of Scottsdale, AZ and Van Askew of Portales; his three daughters and sons-in-law, Exa Kay and Randy Mitchell and Edie Gay and Jason Renfro all of Clovis and Jan and Blake Bunch of Madison, AL; 10 grandchildren, Maxwell (Katherine) Scott, Mitchell Scott, Sydney (Chad) Wasmoen, Blakeley Bunch, Marc (Amanda) Haufmann, Ky (Rebekah) Mitchell, Rhet Roberts and partner, Kevin Pate, Macy (Micah) McCoy, Kanyon Renfro and Dylan Bunch; six great-grandchildren, Zander Fleming, Mila Mitchell, Miles Mitchell, Owen Haufmann, Jade McCoy and Forrest McCoy; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Carolyn Scott of San Antonio, TX and a sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Ken Dix of Albuquerque. Besides his wife, Jane, he was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Bill Scott and a sister, Mary Ann Scott. To to the family or in memory of Jimmy Dee Scott, please

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Antoinette Evon Massey Zamora

Jan 14, 1987 - Feb 15, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Antoinette Evon Massey Zamora, age 37, of Clovis, NM passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024.Antoinette was born on January 14, 1987, to Curtis Massy and Evonna Lujan in Grants, NM. Antoinette loved Cosmo, artwork and was always happy.Survivors include her mother; Evonna (Burl) Frances of Clovis, NM, father; Curtis Massey of Carlsbad, NM, siblings; Andrew Massey of Carlsbad, NM, Dakota (Isabel) Frances of Cibolo, TX, and Nicole Ramerez, boyfriend; Ricky Silva of California, best friend; Julissa Franklyn, grandparents; Barrey Frances and Betty Frances of Portales, NM, and numerous aunts, uncles, and extended family.She is preceded in death by her sisters, Samantha Massey Garcia, and Amber Ortero.Cremation has taken place and services are scheduled for a later date.Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com , (575) 762-4435.

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Glenn Edd Bass

Aug 19, 1959 - Feb 18, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Glenn Edd Bass, age 64, of Clovis, NM passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Glenn was born on August 19, 1959, to Glenn Bass and Wanda F. Vance in Tucumcari, NM but was raised in Melrose, NM. Glenn enjoyed fishing, hunting, was an avid Cowboys fan, loved welding, playing softball and basketball and was very stubborn.Survivors include children; Touya Chavez of Clovis, NM, Jessica (Anthony) Gutierrez of Clovis, NM, and Glenn (Christina) Bass Jr of Clovis, NM, siblings; Ernest Bass of Amarillo, TX, Wendell G. Bass of Amarillo, TX, LaVada A (Gerald) Silva of Amarillo, TX, and Rebecca A. (Frank) McBride of Marchall, TX, grandchildren; Jeremyiah, Alexis, Anthony, Angelica, Manuel, Christabel, Jarome, Kobe, and Alethea, several nieces, and nephews, and great nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; Glenn and Wanda, brothers; Alvey Bass and Cletus Bass, and best friends; Jerry Montaño and Anacieto “Chacho” Ortiz.Special thank you to Diane Davis RN and Niquita Jones for their special care.Cremation has taken place, and no services are scheduled at this time.Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com, (575) 762-4435.

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Roberta Lee Stone

Apr 04, 1929 - Feb 21, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Memorial services for Roberta "Bobbie" Stone, 94, of Clovis, will be announced at a later time. Roberta Lee Stone, known to family and friends as "Bobbie," was born April 4, 1929 in Pasadena, CA, and died early on the morning of February 21, 2024 in Clovis, NM. At the age of two years she moved to Scottsdale, AZ to make her home with her grandparents. She graduated from high school in Scottsdale in 1947, and on May 5, 1948, she was married to Robert F. Stone. The couple had two children, a son and a daughter. Her husband served as a bank president, and consequently, Mrs. Stone had numerous social obligations. In addition, she established The Belfry, which was a home gift and furnishings store selling fine china and crystal among other things. Mrs. Stone operated the store for 25 years. She was an animal lover, and for several years raised quarter horses. She also loved dogs, and through the years had owned a variety of breeds, including a Border Collie, a Basset Hound, a Chihuahua and a Corgi. Watching football was a favorite for her, and she particularly enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49'ers. She was also a philanthropist, and established a foundation to raise money to care for sick children. She was a longtime member of the Paradise Valley Methodist Church in Scottsdale, and contributed the bells for the bell choir. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Angie Stone of Scottsdale, AZ; her daughter, Debra Stone of Portales; her two grandchildren, Kayce Roberts of San Antonio, TX and Matthew Nance of Portales; and a great-granddaughter, Camila Nance. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, as well as by her beloved husband, Robert, who died May 22, 2018 after a few days more than 71 years. To to the family or in memory of Roberta "Bobbie" Lee (Smith) Stone, please

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Billy James

Nov 06, 1946 - Feb 16, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Billy “Bill” James passed away unexpectedly at home on February 16, 2024, in Clovis, NM at the age of 77.Billy is survived by his wife; Ramona of the home, daughter; Judith James, of Clovis, NM, sister; Linda Young, of Tyler, TX, brother; Louis (Marleen) James, of Tyler, TX, sister-in-law; Margaret (Pete) Romero, of Albuquerque, NM, brother-in-law; Tony (Dianna) Bargas of Albuquerque, NM, grandsons; Joseph Bargas and Anthony Bargas of El Paso, TX, several nieces and nephews, and his fur babies; Grey, Milo, and Maya. He was preceded in death by his parents; Mamie Louise and J.R. James, his father-in-law; Martin C Bargas, mother-in-law; Mary Bargas, and son; Michael R Bargas.Billy was born on November 6, 1946, in Paducah, KY to J.R. and Mamie Louise James. He graduated from Tilmon High School. He joined the Army right out of high school. He married Ramona Bargas, the love of his life, in 1969 and in 1975 they welcomed their daughter Judith. Billy and Ramona had 54 wonderful, loving years together. After moving to Albuquerque, NM, Billy began working for Maloof Co. and later transferred to Clovis, NM and became manager of the branch. After retiring from Maloof Co., Bill stayed home a few years and then decided to go back to work and became a bus driver for Adair Transportation where he met some wonderful people and lifelong friends. He loved driving and loved his kids, and they loved him, he was known as “Mr. Bill”, every one of the kids he drove had a special place in his heart. Bill was a big joker and loved to make people laugh. It was said by many that Bill loved people and people loved Bill. He loved the Chicago Bears, watching wrestling, and his wife's cooking. Billy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clovis, NM.Rosary will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 11:00 am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM with Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 11:30 am with Fr. Mike Shea officiating. Reception will be to follow.Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com, (575) 762-4435.

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Allen Kennith Yates

May 07, 1934 - Feb 16, 2024

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Clovis, NM

Allen Kennith Yates, age 89, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Muffley Funeral Home, 1430 Thornton St., Clovis, NM. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, 11:00 am at Sandia Baptist Church, 1100 W Manana Blvd, Clovis, NM with Pastor Tommy Hohstadt officiating. Burial will take place at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens, 1601 E. Llano Estacado, Clovis, NM. Grandsons Gary Allen Yates, Aaron Long, Seth Carruth, Adam Carruth, Eric Yates, and Caleb Yates will serve as pallbearers.Allen was born on May 7, 1934, to Toge Yates and Thelma Jenkins in Hugo, Oklahoma. Dad loved God, his family, and his Country foremost, and enjoyed bowling, camping, gardening, and fishing. Allen retired from the United States Air Force as a M.Sgt. then continued for another 15 years as Civil Service before completely retiring. Allen taught Sunday school and served on the nomination committee and the usher committee for Sandia Baptist Church. He was an assistant Boy Scout Master from 1973-1974, member of Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Graduates Association from 1975-1977.Dad will be truly missed by his family and those who knew him well.Survivors include children: Sherri (Travis) Yates Carruth, Gary (Estrella) Lane Yates, Rebekah (Walt) Yates Garrison and Rhonda Yates, many grand and great grandchildren, many nieces, and nephews, one sister, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law. He is preceded in death by his wife; Arline Beard Yates, oldest son; Jack Yates, youngest son; Kevin Yates, as well as many other loved ones.The family would like to thank the PRMC Hospice Care team for being so attentive and taking care of Dad in his final days.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity. Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com, (575) 762-4435.

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Gracie Mae Wilcher

Feb 14, 1939 - Feb 17, 2024

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Clovis, NM

A celebration of the life of Gracie Mae Wilcher will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2024 in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, 500 E. 3rd St, in Portales with Pastor Rick Wilcher of the Floyd Baptist Church officiating, accompanied by his sisters, Ladona Clayton and Cynthia Kendrick. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery with Rick and Janet Wilcher, Ladona and Mark Clayton, Cynthia and Kelley Kendrick and Steve Goff serving as pallbearers. The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Gracie Mae Wilcher, age 85, passed away at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, NM, surrounded by her family on February 17, 2024. She was born February 14, 1939, in Dora, NM, to Horace B. and Carrie (Turner) Wilcher. She was the 8th born of nine children. Gracie was the epitome of Mark 10:14-15: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” Gracie had the innocence, simplicity, and wonder of a little child, and a relentless faith that could move mountains. She anxiously awaited the arrival of her Savior to take her home and spoke of this event so often. She could quote every scripture of the evangelical Rapture without missing a beat and held steadfast to her faith up to the moment she took her last breath, knowing that Jesus and her family awaited her arrival with open arms. She was the joy of our hearts! At an early age, Gracie suffered ongoing tonic-clonic (grand-mal) seizures, which adversely affected her brain functions and ability to develop into a fully independent adult. As a result, she needed ongoing support, although she was able to develop life skills that served her well. In spite of this major setback, she approached life with expectation, enthusiasm, and gratitude. Her older sister, Jayne, served as her constant companion and caregiver throughout her adult life until she passed away in 2018. At that time, her family in Portales, Clovis, and Abilene had the honor of caring for her and ensuring she remained as independent as possible. Gracie’s hobbies included embroidering beautiful, frameable pictures and landscapes, crocheting useful items, and completing complicated jigsaw puzzles that she had framed for display on her walls. She was meticulous in her organizational skills, took great pride in maintaining her home, enjoyed spontaneous humor, and never failed to delight her nieces and nephews with her Christian songs and delightful antics. She was a master of games, and upending her championship reign in Sorry, checkers, and Touring never came to fruition. She developed a special love for all things Hello Kitty, including a lap blanket, clothing, mugs, and stuffed toys. She was thrilled to learn that her headstone featured Hello Kitty, and ensured she was featured in a picture beside it before departing this life. She was overjoyed to learn that her coffin honored the same beloved character she had grown so fond of these many years. Gracie is survived by her many nieces and nephews, including Rick (Janet) Wilcher of Portales, NM; Ladona (Mark) Clayton of Clovis, NM; Cynthia (Kelley) Kendrick of Abilene, TX; Larry (Sandy) Jernigan of Lancaster, CA; Jerry (Melinda) Hamlin of Springfield, OR; Burton (Cindy) Jernigan of Lakeport, CA; Ron West of Fresno, CA; Calvin (Shannon) Wilcher of Athens, TX; Teresa Dunavant of Plainview, TX; Karen Jernigan Edwards of Spokane, WA; and Thomas “Tom” Leon Box of Woburn, MA. She was preceded in death by her parents, H.B. and Carrie Wilcher, her sisters, Juanita (Edward) Jernigan, Betty (Leroy) Taylor, Helen “Ruth” (Felix) Cleveland, Jayne (Clyde) Golding, Hazel (W.B.) Jernigan of Spokane, WA, and her brothers, Calvin “Pete,” Bobby, and Donald Joe “Spook” (Ina) Wilcher. To to the family or in memory of Gracie Mae Wilcher, please

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