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Fuqua, Imogene


Imogene Fuqua

Services: Have been held.

Mrs. Imogene Fuqua, 89, of Bethel, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

She was born on June 7, 1914, in Gaines County, Texas, to Maudie and Mike Jones.

She grew up near Seminole, Texas. She married “Dunk” Fuqua on Jan. 14, 1931, in Lovington. They lived in Seminole until 1942 when they moved to the Price Ranch west of Floyd. They lived there until 1967 when they moved to Moriarty and in 1971 they returned to Floyd to run the Steele Ranch. In 1977 they purchased the Floyd store. Two years later they sold the store and moved to Bethel where they ranched and traded cattle. She attended the Bethel Baptist Church. Family member said she enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, raising cattle and Dr. Pepper floats.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Milton, Elmore, Frank and Bill Jones; a sister, Ello Rea Baughn; a son, Joe Bernard Fuqua; a daughter, Altha Fay Rice; and a grandson.

She is survived by a son, Jim Fuqua (and wife, Donna) of Portales; a sister, Katherine Mitchell of Grants; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Dean Turvaville will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Floyd Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe, Tim, Brandon, Jason, Bryan and Dillon Fuqua, Moe Berry and Ronny Tipton.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.


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