Boe and Amanda Garrison, Edward Gonzales, Thelma S. Bailey, Dixie Lee Connell, Clifford Fowlkes
Published: Thursday, September 30th, 2004
Thelma S. Bailey Thelma S. Bailey, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Logan. Thelma Bailey was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Atoka, Okla., to W.O. and Bessie Shelton. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Clovis Community Theatre. After her civil service retirement she was a member of the Sarah Coventry Two Million Dollar Club. She was an avid fisherwoman. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leslie A. “Red” Bailey; a daughter, Beverly Sue; and a son, Kenny Leslie. Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Hacic (Dennis) of Hurst, Texas; two sons, Jeff Bailey (Angie) of Logan and Mike Bailey of Clovis; two sisters, Coelita Eldridge of Clovis and Alma Inman of Hereford. She is also survived by six grandchildren. Services were Monday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis Rev. Joseph Vest officiating and burial was at Tucumcari Memorial Park. Dixie Lee Connell Dixie Lee Connell, 51, of Logan, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Dixie Connell was born on Nov. 13, 1952, in Fort Sumner, to Pecos and Eleanor Cater Finley. She graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1970. She married Billy L. Connell on May 2, 2002. She loved hunting and fishing with her husband and loved to sew. She was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of American Legion Post #77 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3526. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; and a sister, Loretta Burk. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Tomi Lavender (Marty) of Melrose; a son, Tyson Henry of Clovis; two stepsons, Chris Connell (Chrystal) of Amarillo and Cody Connell of Pilot Point, Texas; a granddaughter, Kayley Connell of Amarillo; her parents; a sister, Arlie Mitchell of Taiban; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be at10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Bingo Hall of The American Legion in Logan. The Rev. Danny Sanders will officiate. Cremation has taken place. Clifford Fowlkes Clifford Fowlkes, 91, died at Trigg Memorial Hospital Friday, Sept. 24, 2004. Clifford Fowlkes was born March 8, 1913 in Chimney, West Virginia. For many years he worked as a bookkeeper. He is survived by his wife Kathy Fowlkes of Tucumcari; two sons, Larry Fowlkes of Tucumcari and Clifford Fowlkes of Houston; one daughter, Judy Hinshaw of Hobbs. In addition he is survived by numerous grandchildren and other relatives. Services were Tuesday morning at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery, Rev. Grover Garrett officiated. Boe and Amanda Garrison Boe and Amanda Garrison, husband and wife, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004. Boe Garrison was born on Oct. 18, 1968. Amanda Garrison was born on April 5, 1965. Mr. Garrison graduated from Tucumcari High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a plank owner of the USS Wisconsin and a veteran of Desert Storm. He had been an officer with the New Mexico State Police and was recently an officer with the Clovis Police Department. His hobbies included hunting and singing. Mrs. Garrison was in her third year of pastoring the Methodist Church in Grady. She enjoyed working with the church, visiting friends and spending time with her family. She started an after school program at the church. The couple is survived by three children, Casey and Jacob Gaines and Alexandria Garrison. Mr. Garrison’s survivors include his father; Bill Garrison of Albuquerque; his mother, Sharon Potter of Portales; three brothers, Bart Garrison (Arlene) of Alamogordo, Ben Garrison (Mary) of Zeeland, Mich. and Bradley Garrison of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Shareen King (John) of Portales and Sherrie Archuleta (Michael) of Roswell; and grandparents. Mrs. Garrison’s survivors include her mother, Donna Knight of Clovis; and a brother, Alan Knight (Patty) of Nehawka, Neb. Services were10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Clovis Rev. Danny Sanders officiating. Burial was at Tucumcari Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Portales National Bank in care of Roosevelt County General Foundation Fund for the Garrison family. Edward Gonzales Edward “Lalo” Gonzales, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at his home. Lalo Gonzales was born on May 7, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Reyes and Martha Gonzales. He married Elmira Romero on July 16, 1937, in Clovis. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad as a boilermaker and pipefitter and from the Clovis Municipal Schools Maintenance Department. He was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three sisters, Lucinda Gonzales, Lucy Medina and Ann Maestas; two sons, Edward and Rudy; and a brother, Jose Salvador Gonzales. He is survived by two sons, Reyes Gonzales (Clara) of Clovis and Johnny Gonzales (MaryAnn) of Baton Rouge; two daughters, Julia Lueras (Carlos) and Irene Urioste (Mario), all of Clovis; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis.Burial will be at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis.
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