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Obituaries — April 27


April 27, 2006

Bill Lott

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.

Bill Lott, 55, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at his residence in Highway.

He was born March 1, 1951, in Portales to Patsy and Oscar “Pouch” Lott.

He grew up in Highway and graduated from Dora High School in 1970. He served in the U.S. National Guard for 6 years and had worked as a diesel mechanic in Sudan, Texas, for a short time. He spent the majority of his life as a self-employed mechanic.

Family members said he enjoyed fishing and farming.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, of Highway; brothers, James Lott of Highway, Leroy Lott (and wife, Betty) of Highway and Charlie Lott (Beth) of Hampton, Ark.; sister, Kathleen Flatt (Kiven) of Bryan, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Aaron and Jason Kizer will officiate services.

Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be George Beggs, William Kizer, Terry Don Watson, Joe Bob Bentel, Mack Kizer and Bill Little.

Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Jack H. Dorris

Services: 10 a.m. (CDT)Friday at Wilson Little Funeral Chapel in Purcell, Okla.

Jack H. Dorris, 68 of Lexington, Okla., died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Norman Regional Hospital.

Born Feb. 18, 1938, in Clovis to Emmitt J. Dorris and Mary M. (Fortenberry) Dorris, he grew up in Clovis and graduated from Wagon Mound High School in 1957. He married Sandra Heaton in Hereford, Texas, on May 29, 1960. He worked as a farmer and rancher for many years. In 1976, they moved to Liberal, Kan., where he worked in the cattle and feedlot industry. In 1981, they moved to the Lexington-Purcell area, where he had a horse transportation business called Chapparal Express. For the last five years, he worked as a school bus driver for Lexington Schools.

Family members said he enjoyed riding horses, team roping, fishing at Lake Texhoma and watching his grandchildren play baseball and softball.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife; mother, of Clovis; son, Levy Dorris ( and wife, Kimmie) of Lexington; daughters, Gail Jansen (Brian) of Purcell and Mary Leda Nelson (Michael) of Afton, Okla.; brothers, Cone Dorris (Bonnie) of Yuma, Ariz., Jay Dorris of Phoenix and Curtis Dorris (Maggie) of Crested Butte, Colo.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Alisha, Bailey and Trey; great-grandson, Brandon; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Rev. Barry McConathy will officiate services.

Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, Okla.

Arrangements are by Wilson Little Funeral Home.

Neil Andrew “Reeves” Hutchins

Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Lawnhaven Cemetery.

Neil Andrew “Reeves” Hutchins, 36, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006.

A proud member of the Republican Party and the Republican National Committee, family members said, he was a patriotic American who supported the Disabled American Veterans. He loved country music and singing karaoke, they said. He was an avid college football enthusiast and supporter of Coach Eric Ronhaus and the Clovis Wildcats, according to his family.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Hutchins; and parents, Walter and Dolores Hutchins.

Survivors include four sisters, Amy Bubbico, Dorothy Hutchins, Suzy Zelinski and Carol Ferguson; and brothers, Alan and Larry Hutchins.

Local arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of French’s Mortuary of Albuquerque.


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