The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Oct. 15, 2005


October 14, 2005

Cecil Mayo

Cecil Mayo, 88, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis following a short illness.

He was born July 6, 1917, in Wise County, Texas to Herbert and Callie Mayo. The family homesteaded in Catron County in 1930. He attended school in Mountain View. He married June Griffith Sept. 1, 1942 in Phoenix, Ariz. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed in Rome.

He and his wife owned and operated the Dariland Drive Inn for 22 years. After retiring, the couple opened the Re-Do Shop an upholstery and sewing business that they operated for 10 years. He was a member of Square Dance Club and was honored by the New Mexico Square Dance Hall of Fame in 1996. He was a charter member of The Church on The Hill in Fort Sumner.

Family members said he enjoyed spending time with family and square-dancing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Nolan Mayo and Roy Mayo; and nephew, Steve Mayo.

Survivors include his wife, June Mayo of Fort Sumner; daughter, Judy Bell (Jim) of Fort Sumner; son, Clifton Mayo of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren, Tandela Sena (Ronald) of Fort Sumner, Chad Wahe of Fort Sumner and Cristal Wahe of Denver, Colo.; four great-grandchildren, Evan and Amber Sena, Cody Wahe and Shaiann Thunderheart, all of Fort Sumner; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Rev. Anna Teeter will officiate.

Burial will take place at Fort Sumner Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bobby Russ, Bob Addison, Jim Lyssy, Sam Sena, Johnny Gallegos, David Bailey and David Crockett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Wahe and Ronald Sena.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 180, Fort Sumner, N.M. 88119.

Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home of Fort Sumner.

Howard M. Pulliam

Howard M. Pulliam, 81, of Greenville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at a nursing home.

He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Bellview to Sterling and Polly Mitchell. He married Avice Clayton in Portales March 31, 1944. He worked for John Deere for 32 years and also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; a brother; and a grandchild.

Survivors include his wife, Avice of Greenville, Texas; daughters, Camillia Brandt (Terry) of Grandview, Mo. and Rowanna Wright (Harol) of Royse City, Texas; son, Stanley Pulliam (Jo Ann) of Athens, Ga.; sister, Joyce Reed of Denton, Texas; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Peniel Church of the Nazarene in Greenville, Texas.

Arrangements were by Peters Funeral Home of Greenville, Texas.

Bruce Ogden Jackson

Bruce Ogden Jackson, 85, formerly of Clovis and Tucumcari, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in Lubbock, Texas after a lengthy illness.

He was born Dec. 26, 1919 in Electra, Texas. He married Gladys McIntosh in Tucumcari on Nov. 29, 1939. He farmed for many years in the San Jon community and later worked for the Employment Security Commission for the State of New Mexico until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife; and one daughter, Donna Bond.

Survivors include his daughter, Sharon Masters of Lubbock, Texas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Argie Nell Roberts of Carlsbad.

Cremation was handled by Riz Funeral Home in Lubbock, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local hospice or a favorite charity.

James William Carlisle

James William Carlisle, 57, of Commerce City, Colo. died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005.

He was born May 17, 1948, in Portales to James and Etna Carlisle. He married Diana McCauley March 28, 1970. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a diesel mechanic.

Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Diana of Commerce City, Colo.; sons, James Carlisle (and wife Joanna), Keith Carlisle, Adrian Carlisle (Mattie) and Shane Carlisle, all of Commerce City, Colo.; siblings, Mary Hill, Pearlia Tivis, Goldie Wall, Marvin Eminger, Clara Hughes, Glenda Bell, Betty Chambers, Martha Robbins and John Carlisle; and three grandchildren, Morgan, Keith, Jr. and James Michael Carlisle.

Services Pending

Neomia M. Craig, 85, of Clovis, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.


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