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Pettus, James


James Pettus

Services: Have been held.

Mr. James Pettus, 61, of Portales, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales.

He was born Oct. 16, 1942, at Owensboro, Ky., to Rose and Ed Pettus.

When he was 13 the family moved to Carlsbad where they lived about two years until moving to Floyd. He was a 1961 graduate of Floyd High School. Shortly after graduating he began working at the Portales News Tribune and retired in 1994 as the mechanical superintendent. After retiring he made his used car business, Pettus Country Motors, his full-time occupation.

He began calling square dances in 1972 and also enjoyed country western dancing. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for many years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ed Pettus, in 1974.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Pettus; three daughters, Janet Kay (and husband Larry) Shearer of Portales, Shawnie Archuletta of Albuquerque and Michelle (and husband Kerry) Kampschroeder of Denton, Texas; two grandchildren, Lindsey and Lauren Ashley Archuletta; his mother of Portales; two brothers, Edward Pettus of Amarillo and Charles Pettus of Portales; six sisters, Lorraine White and Jackie LeClear, both of Clovis, Jeanette Hicks of Lubbock, Sally Ann Salsbury and Carol Rogers, both of Winsboro, Texas, and Kaye Grubbs of Portales.

The Revs Harry Riser and Tobin Hitt will officiate the funeral service.

Burial will be in Portales Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, St. Helen Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.


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