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Oct. 14 Obituaries


October 13, 2004

Doris Carpenter, 72

Doris Carpenter, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born on May 22, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dorothy and Everett Boggs.

She lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., until the age of 15 when her family moved to Wayland, Mich. She married Verne Carpenter on June 26, 1951, in Archibald, Ohio. The couple moved to Portales in 1975.

She was a 4-H leader and active in the PTA while her children were in school. She was also involved in the Portales High School band boosters club. Family members said she was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, bowling, scrapbooking and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Everett Jr. and Dennis Boggs.

Survivors include her husband; a son, David Carpenter of Carbondale, Colo.; five daughters, Nancy Nutt of Grand Rapids, Mich., Barbara Roybal (and husband, Larry) of Santa Fe, Diane Baca (Eddie) of Portales, Deborah Carpenter of Roswell and Dannette Lucero (Bennie) of Rockport, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Ferguson of Federal Heights, Colo.

Services have been held. Father Tobin Hitt officiated the services.

Arrangements were by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Gene Gibbs, 70

Gene Gibbs, 70, of Terrell, Texas, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004.

He was born on April 18, 1934, in Parma, Mo.

He served in the Air Force and was a member of Colquitt Road Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Gibbs.

Survivors include his wife, Jo; three sons, Wayne (and wife, Terri), Phillip and Russell Gibbs; a daughter, Gina Turner (Rick); nine grandchildren, Brandon, Amy, Kenneth, Brittany, Dylan, Keri, Dalton and Mayson Gibbs and Ian Turner; and two great-grandchildren, Kinsey and Tristen Gibbs.

Services: 11 a.m. (CDT) today at Colquitt Road Church of Christ in Terrell, Texas. Ralph Williams and Dennis Hogan will officiate the services.

Arrangements are by Rest Haven Funeral Home of Rowlett, Texas.

Eddie Griggs, 62

Eddie Griggs, 62, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1942, in Lubbock, to Marvin and Rosa Dixon.

He was a mechanic who worked for Roy Walker. The family wishes to thank all the nurses and staff at Heartland Continuing Care Center.

He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Marva Louise Hall and Rosemary Dixon.

Survivors include his mother; two sons, Eddie and Roger Griggs; a daughter, Beverly Griggs; seven brothers, Quincy and Jimmy Griggs, Jack, James, Marvin and Christopher Dixon, and Sonny Adams; three sisters, Linda Howard, Vicki Jones, and Shirley Moore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. The Rev. R.L. Smith will officiate the services.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

Ruth Price, 82

Ruth E. Price, 82, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Portales.

She was born on June 4, 1922, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., to Nora and ADon “Runt” Daugherty.

She married Bill Price on Feb. 14, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to Portales 2 1/2 years ago to be near her son. She was a resident of the Heartland Continuing Care Center. Family members said she enjoyed reading, following current events, and playing dominos. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Clovis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John A. Daugherty; a grandson, A.J. Price; and her husband.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Don Price (and wife, Joyce) of Portales, Aubrey Price (Karen) of Sun City, Ariz., and Larry Price (Linda) of Brenham, Texas; two daughters, Zada Polk (Shelby) of Atlanta and Stella Ross (Jim) of Waldport, Ore.; 22 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty “Mrs. John” Daugherty of Hendersonville, N.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and aunts.

Visitation will be held today and Friday at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.

The family will be receiving visitors from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.

Services are scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the Community of Christ Church on Llano Estacado in Clovis. The Rev. Glen Livingston will officiate the services.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Services Pending

Teresa Swaim, 30, of Portales area, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at her home.

Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.


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