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Sept. 24 Obituaries

David Bargas, 46

David Bargas, 46, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.

He was born on July 18, 1958, in Clovis, to Gene and Gloria Garcia Bargas.

He married Connie Garcia on Aug. 13, 1977, in Clovis. He moved to Hobbs in 1979. He worked in construction and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Midland, Texas. He attended Clovis High School and family members said loved fishing and antique shopping.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Teddy Bargas.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, John Paul Bargas (and wife, Alexandra) of Fort Worth, Texas, David Jacob Bargas of Austin, Texas, and Daniel Ulibarri of Albuquerque; a daughter, Angela Nicole Bargas of Midland, Texas; two brothers, Mike Bargas of Portales and Mark Bargas of Clovis; three sisters, Gloria McDowell, Cindy Quintanilla and Liza Bargas, all of Clovis; his parents; and his grandmother, Amelia Garcia of Clovis.

A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clovis.

Services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clovis. Father Sotero Sena will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis.

Pallbearers are Daniel Ulibarri, John McDowell and Rick, Teddy, Chris and John Bargas.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.

Etta Stephens, 83

Etta Pearl Stephens, 83, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1921, in Rural Fisher County, Texas, to Amanda Pearl and Wesley Weems.

She graduated high school in 1939 in Rotan, Texas. She moved to San Angelo, Texas, where she worked in a variety store. She married Roy W. Stephens in Aspermont, Texas, on Dec. 13, 1941. They moved to Portales in 1956. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portales. Family members said she was an excellent seamstress and cook, enjoyed reading, quilting, she could grow anything, and had a cheerful disposition.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Robert and Wesley Callan Weems; and a grandson, Doug Stephens.

Survivors include two sons, Freddie Stephens of Post, Texas, and Roy Glenn Stephens of Portales; a daughter, Sharon Cissell (and husband, Gail) of Portales; four grandchildren, Shelly Stanley and Brad Cissell (Cindy), both of Portales, Christa Buff (Austin) of Santa Fe and Lisa Stephens of Sacramento, Calif.; five great-grandchildren, Todd and Chris Mosier, Sarah Stanley, and Hannah and Sophia Cissell; six brothers, Gene (Bernice) and Danny Weems, both of Portales, Warren Weems (Wanda) of Jonestown, Texas, Hugh Weems (Arlise) of Phoenix, Donny Weems (Kathy) of Ruidoso and David Weems of Roswell; two sisters, Dean Levens of Eastland, Texas, and Priscilla Hamilton (Doug) of Placerville, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Christeen “Mrs. Robert” Weems and Ruth “Mrs. Wesley” Weems, both of Portales; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Herbert Bergstrom will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Gene, Danny, Warren, Donny, Hugh and David Weems, Brad Cissell, Todd and Chris Mosier and Austin Buff.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.