Obits Dec. 27
Published: Friday, December 26th, 2003
Mary Ruth Bishop Mary Ruth Bishop, 76, of Tucumcari died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. She was born in McNairy County, Tenn. in 1927. She had been a home maker and a member of the Baptist Church. For many years she lived in Clovis with her late husband Hulen. After his retirement from the US Air Force, they moved to Logan and more recently she has lived in Tucumcari. Surviving Mrs. Bishop is her daughter Debra Cotham of Artesia. Sons Ronald Bishop of Anchorage, Alaska, David Bishop of Ruidoso and Timothy Bishop of Tucumcari. Five sisters: Louis Bishop, Maggie Webb both of Kalamazoo, Mich. Jo Rickman, Linda Hurley and Sue Pickins all of Selmer, Tenn. Six Brothers: Dubert Comer, Lee Comer both of Selmer, Tenn. Bill Comer of Michie, Tenn. George Comer of Guys, Tenn. Charles Comer of Corinth, Miss. and Harold Comer of Admasville, Tenn. Nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Hulan Bishop in 1998, by her parents Alex and Haxel Comer. Two sisters Brenda Kay Comer and Delores Comer. Two brothers Ray and Hubert Comer. Services were held in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. David England, associate Pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Moises Blea Moises Blea, 87, of Tucumcari died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Mr. Blea was born June 10, 1916 in Trementina. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He is survived by two sons: Celso Blea of Tucumcari, and Gilbert Blea of Longmont, Colo. Three daughters: Nora Anaya of Tucumcari, Julia Garcia of Amarillo, Texas, and Eliza Welch of Bonne Terre, Mo. One sister Juanits Hughes of Tucumcari. 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services are scheduled for Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari. Burial will follow in the family plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Abe Anaya, Richard Anaya, Joe Blea, Andy Blea, Jacob Blea, David Welch, Benny Garcia and Nao Garcia. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Violet Lillian McDaniel Violet Lillian (Smith) McDaniel of Tucumcari died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 at Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. She was born Oct. 31, 1904 on a farm along Muddy River, in Lincoln County, W. Va, near the small town of Hamlin, W. Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas. E. McDaniel and her daughter, Nelle Jo Rush, and her seven siblings: Effie Young, Raymond Smith, Clyde Smith, Rose Booth, Oscar Smith, Susie Sanderson and Clarice Roman. Her mother died when she was 8-years-old and her father contracted tuberculosis, shortly thereafter. The family moved to a farm, near Quay in 1914, because of her father’s health. He passed away in 1915 and the family moved to Tucumcari in 1920. Violet attended high school in Tucumcari and married Thomas E. McDaniel, a resident of the area, on Aug. 19, 1925. They had two children, Nellie Josephine and Thomas Nolan, who they raised in Tucumcari. Violet began working as a nurse around 1930, and continued in that career for 40 years. She worked at the Tucumcari hospital, and for Doctors Hoover, Goldbloom, and Warner, during her career. She was a long-time member of the Tucumcari Church of Christ. She is survived by her son, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her son, Tom, and his family, reside in the Denver area. Her son-in-law, Odus Rush, and much of his family reside in the Forrest Community. Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home and will be conducted by Violet’s nephew Evangelist Gary Workman. Pall bearers will be her grandsons Ray and Rex Rush and John and Michael McDaniel, and her great-grandsons David and Travis Rush. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Johnny Otis Cabe Johnny Otis Cabe, 88, of Tucumcari died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 in Amarillo, Texas. He was born Dec. 23, 1917 in Lincoln. He was retired from the Pot Ash Mines near Carlsbad. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Tucumcari. Surviving Mr. Cabe was his son Otis Lee Cabe of Seaback, Wash. Grandchildren Gary, Richard and Wendy Jennings. He is preceded in death by his wife Vada who died in 1985. Also surviving is his special friend and companion Margaret Waterfield of Tucumcari. Funeral services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Rev. Fred Caton, minister of the Trinity Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Harold E. Munsell Harold E. Munsell, 74, of Conchas Dam died in his home Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. Mr. Munsell was born July 29, 1929 in Newton, Kan. He was retired Albuquerque Police Department Officer, retiring in 1979 with the rank of Sergeant. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Arch Fitzimmons American Legion Post at Conchas Dam. He was also a member of the Newton Masonic Lodge No. 142 and of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 in Albuquerque. Surviving him is his wife Rovenia Munsell of Conchas Dam. Three sons: Gale and Dale Munsell both of Tucumcari. Harold Munsell Jr. of Van Couver, Wash. One Daughter Mary June Stellflug of Land of Lakes, Fla. One sister Grace Sheets of Newton, Kan., 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Rev. Jim Witcher will officiate. Burial Will be in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery Arrangement by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.
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