Obituaries, May 30


Jimmie Allison, 66

Jimmie B. Allison, 66, of Cherry Valley, Calif., died Saturday, May 24, 2003.

He was born on March 1, 1937, in Dalhart, Texas, to Robert Francis and Edith T. Phillips Allison.

He was a piledriving foreman for 30 years. He worked for ARB Construction.

Survivors include a son, James Brent Allison of Potlatch, Idaho; a sister, Linda Ekhard of Lakewood, Colo; two brothers, Ralph Allison of Portales and Robert E. Allison of Pomona, Calif .; and three grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Weaver Mortuary Inc. of Beaumont, Calif., is handling arrangements.

Ruth Crume, 89

Ruth Crume, 89, of Portales, an Elida school teacher, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1913, in Mullen, Texas, to Bamma and the Rev. R.W. Bynum.

She was raised in central and east Texas. She graduated from high school in Avery, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She taught school at DeKalb, Texas, for four years, Portales for four years and then in Elida for 30 years. She married W.J. “Bill” Crume on Dec. 27, 1940, in Gatesville, Texas. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Portales Woman’s Club, Rebekah Lodge, Retired Teachers Association and AARP.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Harmon, Natt and Newman Bynum; two sisters, Etta Crempin and Verba Harris; two nieces; five nephews; and her husband.

Survivors include a stepson, Jim Meadows of Albuquerque; a sister, Vida Grimshaw of Clovis; and five step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. The Revs. Garrett Grimshaw and Steve Smith will officiate.

Burial will be at Elida Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Anthony, Fred Anthony, Jake Howard, Luke Nichols, Jimmy Dale Ward and Mike Barnard.

Honorary bearers will be her former students.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

Wheeler Mortuary of Portales is handling arrangements.

Obituary Policy

The Portales News-Tribune does not charge to publish obituaries. Space constraints and deadlines may limit what is published. Information for obituaries must come from funeral homes.


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