Obits Feb 10


Inez McCain Brown, 95

Mrs. Inez McCain Brown, 95, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1908, in Hamlin, Texas, to Bertha and Henry Clay Bush.

She grew up on the family farm in Paducah, Texas. She married Lee McCain in 1924. They moved to Portales in 1950 from Enochs, Texas. A year later, Mr. McCain passed away. She married Richard Brown on Dec. 3, 1954. He passed away in 1979. She raised nine children. Family members said she was an excellent cook and homemaker who enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, reading and watching television. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Portales.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lillie Standridge and Bernice Morrison; three sons, Wesley, Jake and Koie McCain; two daughters, Laurella and Carma Leta McCain; and by both of her husbands.

Survivors include a son and two daughters-in-law, Roy McCain (and wife, Ruby) and Sammie “Mrs. Koie” McCain, all of Portales; three daughters, Elsie Wheeler (Edwin) of Weatherford, Texas, Corine Gossett (Harold) of Portales and Colleen and Jerry Widener of Ruidoso; three step daughters, Patsy Bennett (Charles) of Belen, Linda Lutes (Roger) of Granbury, Texas and Billie Jean Russell (Truman) of Los Lunas; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Scott P. Reeves will officiate the services.

Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery.

Ted A. Clark, 89

Ted Allen Clark, 89, of Central, Ariz., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004.

He was born on May 8, 1914, in Dickens County, Texas, to Ben and Alice West Clark.

He grew up in Texas and New Mexico. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1932 and from West Texas State University in Canyon in 1935. He married Mamie N. Fraze on Oct. 12, 1935. After his retirement in 1977, he pursued his love of music, especially, old-time fiddle music. He competed in, judged and accompanied others in many fiddle contest in New Mexico, Arizona and Idaho. In 1980 he was the Old Time Fiddler State Champion of Arizona, family members said. He was inducted into the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Hall of Fame in 1994. He married Shirley L. Coke on May 18, 1983.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane; a brother, Roy; and two grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Virginia Wales (and husband, Johnny) of Mertzon, Texas, Barbara Weidner (Allen) and Susan Hendershot (Haskel), all of Gonzales, Texas; four sons, Joe Clark (Linda) of Cottonwood, Calif., Ben Clark (Carol) of Oroville, Calif. and Tom Clark (Karen) and Mike Clark (Ann), all of Rogers; a sister, Dora Dean Evans of Roswell; a brother, Gebo Clark of Amarillo; 21 grandchildren; four step-children, David Perkins (Stacey), Nancy Payne, Annette Slade (Joe) and Russell Perkins; 16 step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was buried at Central Cemetery in Central, Ariz.

Pallbearers were Joe, Ben, Tom and Mike Clark and David and Russell Perkins.

Arrangements were by Caldwell Funeral Home of Safford, Ariz.

Services have been held.

Molly Teague, 64

Mrs. Molly Teague, 64, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at her home.

She was born on Aug. 25, 1908, in San Antonio, to Ruby and Walter Rogers.

Her father was a trapper and game warden and the family moved from place to place in New Mexico while she was growing up. When she was 13 or 14 the family settled in Portales. She married Charlie Teague on Sept. 25, 1958, in Portales. She and her husband lived in several different locations before settling in Bovina where she lived the majority of her adult life.

About 18 months ago she returned to Portales to make her home. Recently she had moved to an apartment in Golden Acres. Family members said she was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James, Bob and Wally Rogers; and three sisters, Jean Mays, Betty Mays and Frances Murray.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Chuck Teague (and wife, Susan) of Friona; two grandchildren, Lacy Teague and Matthew Teague; a brother, Joe Rogers of Queens; and two sisters, Ruby McCain and Kathy Vaughn, both of Portales.

Burial was at Friona Cemetery.

The Rev. Steve Patterson officiated the services.

Honorary pallbearers were Tabor and Tyler Smith, Jarrett Vaughn and Vicente, Rafael, Geraldo and Luis McCain.

Arrangements were by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Services have been held.

Nelson Worley, 86

Mr. Nelson Worley, 86, of Clovis, a retired police chief, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis.

He was born on Jan. 6, 1918, in Cedarvale, to George and Beulah Flowers Worley.

He moved to Clovis in 1924. He married Mildred Fails on April 8, 1939, in Fort Sumner. He started working for the Clovis Police Department at age 27, beginning a 30-year career in law enforcement. He served in the capacity of chief of police, sheriff, deputy sheriff and on the board of the New Mexico Police Academy, retiring in 1983.

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

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Dwayne Nelson Worley (and wife, Linda) of Roswell, Calvin Ray Worley of Lubbock and Michael Warren Worley (Lori) of Florence, Miss.; two sisters, Dorothy Bartholme of Dougless, Wyo. and LaWanda Frakes (Charles) of Clovis; five grandsons; two granddaughters; and nine great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Herbert Bergstrom will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis.

Pallbearers are Raymond Mondragon, Caleb Chandler, R.E. Bartosiewicz, Leon Morris, Joe Thomas and Paul Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Bill Bonem, Jimmy New, Don Bonner, Bill Carey, Garrett Mitchell, Harold Russell, Gomer Pyle, Kevin Clements and members of the Men’s Bible Class, Clovis Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Department.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Law Enforcement Memorial, c/o New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.

Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis.


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