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Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86

Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1917, in New Home, Texas, to Valentine and Ada Estes Leavitt.

She married James W. Porter on June 3, 1972, in Clovis. She moved to New Mexico in 1935 from Austin, Texas, where she attended the Texas State School for the Deaf. She was a homemaker in the Lingo area for many years and was an accomplished quilt maker. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Clovis.

She was preceded in death by a son, Benny Beakley; and her parents.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Joe Beakley (and wife, Joyce) of Lubbock, Buddy Beakley (Peggy) of Phoenix, H.C. Boyd (Sarah) of Denver and Larry Boyd (Sharlotte) of Lubbock; 16 Grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fay Bossier of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Gay Boyd (Loyd) of Clayton; a brother, E.J. Leavitt (Rhoda) of Clayton; two sisters-in-law, Audrey Banks (Jack) of Lubbock and Mary Innis of Artesia.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis. Burial will be at the Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the deaf ministry of Central Baptist Church in Clovis.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

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