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Aug. 24 Obituaries

S.M. Faulkenburry, 84

Mr. S. M. “Sarge” Faulkenburry, 84, of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

He was born on Oct. 8, 1919, in Alto, Texas, to Willie Kate and Eldra A. Faulkenburry.

In January 1942, he joined the Army and served until 1946. He served in Puerto Rico and on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. He was originally in the Coast Artillery, but was later reassigned to the 13th Hospital Division where he was the assistant to the fire marshall. He married Evelyn “Bunch” Judah on June 14, 1944, in Portales. Following the war, he worked in civil service on the fire department at Cannon Air Force Base. He worked at Kirtland Air Force Base and the Dallas Naval Station. He retired in 1973. They moved back to Clovis in 1978. He was a member of the 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Family members said he enjoyed doing woodwork projects, renovating homes, was an avid reader and a student of the Bible.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Donald Ray Faulkenburry (and wife, Tessie) of Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Carol Ann Pipes (Howard) of Pittsburgh, Kan., and Linda Fay Toney (Robert) of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Berniece Derr of Dallas.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis. Jim Gammon will officiate the services.

Burial will be at the Causey Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Bob Norris, Curtis Tabor, Melburn Johnston, Kenneth Jones, Howard Pipes and Ribble Holloman.

Memorial contributions may be made to In Search of the Lord’s Way, P. O. Box 371, Edmond, O.K. 73083-0371.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Dalton Porter, 58

Dalton Ray Porter, 58, of Midland, Texas, died on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004.

He was born on June 17, 1946, in Crowell, Texas, to Alford Pinkney Porter and Eura Nonnie Odell.

He was raised in Portales. He was a member of University Baptist Church of Portales. He was a mechanic by trade. Family members said he had many other talents and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dalton Lee; three sisters; and five brothers.

Survivors include a son, Monty Ray Porter (and wife Patti) of Montague, Texas; a brother, Jesse Porter (Mildred) of Portales; two sisters, Maydene Golden (Dowell) of De Soto, Texas, and Carolyn Harris (John) of Muleshoe; grandchildren, Lindsey and Robert Aldape, James and Jacob Porter, all of Andrews, Texas, Madisen Porter of Montague, Texas, Christopher and Emily Ross of McChord Air Force Base, Washington; and a great-granddaughter.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. (CDT) Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery in Midland, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3205 W. Cuthbert Suite A-8, Midland, Texas, 79701, or to the Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, Texas, 79701.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Midland.

Arrangements are by Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy. in Midland.

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