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CARLSBAD - Frances Hamilton Campbell, 91, of Westridge Drive, passed from this life to be with her Lord, Jesus, and many of her loved ones Sunday, July 8, 2007. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Rocky Arroyo Cemetery, officiated by Bob Lewis, retired Baptist pastor and nephew. At 1 p.m. there will be a celebration of her life at Blodgett Street Baptist Church led by Pastor David Prell. Frances was born Aug. 31, 1915, to Dillard and Anne Campbell in Palo Pinto County, Texas. In 1918 the family moved to Eddy County, New Mexico. They bought a ranch and farm on Rocky Arroyo (now NM 137), north of Carlsbad. Frances and her siblings attended grade school at the Rocky Arroyo School and then Carlsbad High School. Frances graduated in 1934. Frances and her family attended the Rocky Arroyo Church which met in the school. The preachers alternated weekly between Baptist and Methodist. At age 17 she confirmed her acceptance of Jesus Christ as her savior and was baptized in the creek nearby. On May 22, 1937, she married Henry Hamilton in Roswell. They initially operated a store and gas station on Highway 285 about five miles north of Carlsbad. In 1941 they built a store and station at the intersection of the Queen road (NM 137) and US 285. The Hamilton Store was closed in 1982, when the highway was moved to make way for the Brantley Dam. In 1952, she bought and began to operate the Rocky Arroyo School bus in addition to the store. Frances operated the bus route for 17 years and touched the lives of many young people. Her husband, Henry, died in 1954. She continued to operate the store and the bus with the help of her young sons and many relatives and friends. In 1958 she married Joe Campbell and they had one son, Robert. In 1982 she moved in to Carlsbad. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Hamilton; her second husband, Joe Campbell; her son, James Hamilton; brother, J.D. Campbell; sister, Wilma Truitt; and a great-grandson. She is survived by her sons: Henry Hamilton and wife Vivian, of Amarillo, Texas; Stanley Hamilton and wife Beth, of Mineola, Texas; Michael Hamilton and wife Kathy, of Kirtland, N.M.; and Robert Campbell and wife Chris, of Ignacio, Colo. She is also survived by her brother Jack Campbell, of Carlsbad; sisters: Elizabeth Hutchison of Carlsbad, and Cleo Sanders of Roswell; granddaughters: Peggy George, Becky Henderson, Debbie Temple, Sandy Mackey, Karen Lynch, and Katie Campbell; and grandsons: Steve Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, David Hamilton, Andy Hamilton, Michael (Buck) Hamilton, Keith Hamilton, Clay Campbell, BJ Campbell and Chad Campbell; as well as 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-granddaughters. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Landsun Homes Caring Hands Fund, 2002 Westridge Road, Carlsbad, NM, 88220.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - April 10, 2007 - A memorial service to reunite Margaret Ann "Peggy" Carr, 81, of West Pierce Street, and Bob Carr will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel at Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest - Northgate Unit with Chaplain John Mezger officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Mrs. Carr passed away Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Lakeview Christian Home. Margaret Ann "Peggy" Carr was born July 26, 1925 in Saranac Lake, N.Y. to William and Margaret (Jensen) Feldman. She was raised and educated in Medina, N.Y. She met Robert "Bob" Carr and they were married on Jan. 16, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo. They moved all over the U.S. with Bob's work as a salesman. They came to Carlsbad to be near their son, then to California to be near their daughter. Bob passed away on March 10, 2006, in Redding, Calif. and Peggy moved back to Carlsbad to live at Lakeview Christian Home where she received excellent care. She loved to read, do cross word puzzles, crochet and play Bingo. She enjoyed Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on TV. She was raised in the Methodist faith and attended services at Lakeview. Peggy is survived by her son, Mike Carr, and daughter, Heidi Carr, both of Carlsbad; brother William Feldman of Lyndonville, N.Y.; daughter-in-law Cory Carr of Carlsbad; three grandsons: Sean Kauffman of French Gulch, Calif., Zachary Kauffman of Redding, Calif. and Patrick Carr of Carlsbad; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Lakeview Hospice or Christian Home, 1905 W. Pierce, Carlsbad, N.M. 88220.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - November 14, 2006 CARLSBAD - a funeral mass for Louis B. Carrasco III, 45 of Center Avenue will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at San Jose Catholic Church with Father Valentine Jankowski officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Mr. Carrasco died Nov. 9, 2006 at home. Louis B. Carrasco III was born March 13, 1961 in Carlsbad to Louis P. and Mary Lou Biscaino Carrasco Jr. He was raised and educated in Carlsbad graduating from Carlsbad High School with the class of 1979. Louis served with the US Marines. Following his military service, he worked in various areas and specialties in the oil field, plumbing and even as a heavy equipment operator. Louis loved the outdoors. Hunting, fishing and camping were just a few of his passions. He met Yolanda Mendoza and they married in 1998. Louis was preceded in death by his father Louis P. Carrasco Jr. Louis is survived by his wife Yolanda of the family home. His sons; Anthony Gonzalez, Joshua Gonzalez and Christopher Gonzalez all of Carlsbad. Four daughters; Shavon Balderama of Tucson, Mary Carrasco of Phoenix, Erika Carrasco of Conway, AR and Laura Lee Ann Clark of El Paso. Mother Mary Lou Carrasco and her fiancé Vernon Manes; Sisters Nancy Hinojos and husband Danny and Tammy Ruiz and husband Ronnie of Carlsbad. Five grandchildren and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Honorary Pallbearers are Trine Carrasco Jr., Michael Carrasco, Frank Carrasco Jr., Jerry Carrasco, Paul Carrasco and Arturo Carrasco Jr.
Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001  at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home in Carlsbad for Christine Carter of Carlsbad.
Carter, 80, passed away Thursday at her home.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Leonard Foster with burial at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Carter's grandsons.
Visitation began at noon today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home.
Born July 27, 1940 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Roy Edward Smith and Johnnie Lou Harvick Smith, she married James Carl Carter in Wichita Falls.
Carter moved to Carlsbad in 1941 from Wichita Falls, and was a homemaker and babysitter whose hobbies included bingo and crocheting.
Survivors include sons, Jerry Donald Carter of Albuquerque and James Lee Carter of Mesquite, Texas; daughters, Jo Ann Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz, Betty Jean McCormick of Grand Prairie, Texas, Johnnie Sue McGee of Artesia and Patricia F. Dorman of Carlsbad, 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; son, Kenneth Ray Carter in 1994; and a grandson, Michael Dorman in 1991.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlsbad Cardiac Fund, Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon St.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - March 31, 2007  CARLSBAD - Dr. Bervin O. Caswell, long-time United Methodist minister in New Mexico and West Texas, died at home in Carlsbad on Friday, March 30, 2007. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Abilene, Texas with the Rev. Greg Kennedy and the Rev. Roland McGregor officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory, Abilene. The family will receive friends at a visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Born in Sunset, Montague County, Texas on March 25, 1917, he moved with his family in 1926 to Lynn County, Texas, south of Lubbock. Bervin graduated from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas in 1938, the year he married Etha Mae Sherrill, his wife of nearly 70 years. He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Southern Methodist University in 1943 and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from McMurry in 1964. For 45 years, he served pastorates in West Texas and New Mexico, retiring in Abilene in 1984. Dr. Caswell received a lifetime achievement award from McMurry in 2004. He is survived by his wife Etha Mae; a sister, Fern Barnes of Draw, Texas and a brother, Noel Caswell of Lubbock, Texas; their four children: James (Dallas), Leonard (Carlsbad), Karen (Carlsbad) and Jon (Dallas); three daughters-in-laws: Jackie, Kathy and Linda: six grandchildren: Angela Secrest, James Robert Caswell, Toni Clark, Benjamin Caswell, Shannon Ingram and Joshua Caswell, all of whom will serve as pallbearers; and 12 great-grandchildren. Members of the Emmanuel Class of St. Paul United Methodist Church, which Dr. Caswell taught for many years after his retirement from active ministry, will serve as honorary pallbearers. There will be a memorial service at Landsun Homes in Carlsbad at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Landsun Homes Caring Hands Fund, 2002 Westridge Road, Carlsbad, NM 88220, or a charity of choice.
Michelle Anne "Shelly" Craft, 48, of Carlsbad, passed from this earth to be in the loving arms of the Lord. Shelly passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in the comfort of her home in Carlsbad, N.M. Michelle was born Aug. 5, 1961, and lived her entire life in Carlsbad. Shelly always had a smile on her face, a sweet demeanor and was a very giving person, along with a slightly mischievous manner. To all who loved her and will miss her, your tears are mixed with ours. Shelly is survived by her loving parents, Richard and Mary McKinney and Howard and Ginger Craft. Shelly is also survived by her sister, Jennifer Melvin; brothers: Brett Craft, Heath McKinney and Leon McKinney; and grandmother, Louise Keen; along with all of her loving extended family. Shelly is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ardith and Thelma Craft and Rex Keen. These loving grandparents now have Shelly by the hand, showing her all the glories of Heaven and guiding her every step of the way. She is now in their loving care. Cremation has already taken place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Michelle Craft to the CARC Foundation, 217 ˝ S. Canyon, P.O. Box 1085, Carlsbad NM 88220 or www.carcinc.org, or the American Cancer Society if so desired. Rest in peace Shelly – we love you.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - February 22, 2007 CARLSBAD - A funeral service for Edward L. "Sonny" Crenshaw will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at West Funeral Home Chapel with retired minister Rev. Ray Taunton of Oklahoma officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 6-8 p.m. at West Funeral Home. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Edward Lee Crenshaw was born July 5, 1928 in Balmorhea, Texas to Arnor Edward Lee and Maude C. (Stull) Crenshaw. He moved to Carlsbad in the early 1950s. He married Pearl Ann Whitmire on July 2, 1954 in Carlsbad. Ed sold insurance for various companies for over 15 years. He then became employed with the Carlsbad School system as assistant head custodian for Carlsbad High School, retiring after 10 years. Ed never met a stranger. He was raised in the Baptist faith and was a member of Cottonwood Gun Club and North Mesa Senior Citizens. Ed raised and trained bird dogs and enjoyed bird hunting. Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years on June 12, 2006, and his parents. Ed is survived by three daughters: Denise Smart and husband Ernest of Green River, Wyo.; Melinda Crenshaw of Carlsbad; and Renee Muije and husband Paul of Rock Springs, Wyo.; grandchildren: Shawn Smart, Shane Smart, Arner Smart, Kimberly Smart Bokor, Nick Muije and Cherae Muije; and great-grandchildren: Hunter Smart and Jaxson Smart. Pallbearers will be Paul Muije, Ernest Smart, Nick Muije, Jodi Stockard, Jack Servold and Tony Dominguez.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - December 2, 2006 CARLSBAD - Doris Lewis Cross, 86, of Bonbright Street, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at Lakeview Christian Home. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Andy Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Doris Cross was born Aug. 26, 1920 to Harvey and Lois Robertson in Devol, Okla. She managed the Montgomery Ward catalog store for several years and later owned and operated Mode O Day Ladies Dress shop. Doris was a charter member of the Central Christian Church where she was active before her health failed. She was preceded in death by daughters: Karen Susanne Lewis, Mary Louise Lewis, Linda Jean Lewis and daughter-in-law Carolyn J. Lewis. Survivors are husband: George Cross; son: Jim Lewis of Green Valley, Ariz.; three grandchildren: Kevin Payne of Aurora, Colo., Shayne Lewis of Carlsbad and Jeff Lewis of Albuqueruque; sister: Eleanore Vanlandingham of Duncan, Okla.; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Bill Beidel, Dale Perini, Gary Lanier, Mayor Bob Forrest, Raymond Vechan and Mike Currier. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE #300, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or the Juanita Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Carlsbad Foundation, 116 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad, NM 88220 or CARC Farm, 902 W. Cherry Lane, Carlsbad, NM 88220.

A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8, at the West Funeral Home Chapel in Carlsbad for Lonnie L. Crow of Carlsbad.
Crow, 66, died Jan. 5 2001 at his home.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Bob Bacon of First Baptist Church of Carlsbad and Dave Perini. Cremation has taken place.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Perini, Chris Trew, Mike Waygood, Danny Myers, Mike Brown, Jim Parker, C.M. Daniell, Ray Westall, Eddy Menzdorf, Doug Chandler and Gary Fletcher.
Born Sept. 14, 1934, in Plainview, Texas, to Lonnie L. Crow Sr. and Ida Mae Smith Crow, he married Jacqueline D'Ann Minick on Feb. 21, 1972, in Plains, Texas.
He moved to Carlsbad in 1950 at the age of 16. He was an undercover agent for the New Mexico State Police for three years, was a consultant in the oil industry for 12 years, worked as a mortician, owned his own oil field related business and worked as a salesman for Wilbanks Trucking in Artesia.
He was a former member of the Elks Lodge and was on the Jaycee's podium with Billy Graham and Richard Nixon.
Crow enjoyed playing bingo and hosting cookouts for many people, especially for the Carlsbad Cavemen. A cookout is planned for 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 8, at 2111 Sandyridge in Carlsbad, prior to the funeral services.
He was a lifelong member of Grady Baptist Church in Grady, N.M.
Survivors include his wife of the family home; mother Ida Mae Crow of Lovington; son Clifton E. Crow of Lubbock, Texas; daughters Diana Jean Crow of Arvada, Colo., Londa Lynn Lepp of Roswell, LaDonna Tweedy of Littleton, Colo., and Shawn Ballard of Carlsbad; brother Les Crow of Lovington; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Crow was preceded in death by his father, son Randall Joe Crow, three brothers and one sister.

A funeral for Claudine “Polly” Connally, 79, of Carlsbad, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Carlsbad with the Rev. Joe Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mrs. Connally died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Landsun Home in Carlsbad.
Smith-Rogers Funeral Home of Lovington is in charge of arrangements.
Claudine “Polly” Connally was born March 19, 1920, in Anthony, Kan.
She married A.R. “Bill” Connally.
Mrs. Connally had been a member of First United Methodist Church since 1938. She worked many years as the manager of the Montgomery Ward catalogue office and later sold furniture at several furniture stores before settling in at Skeens where she was employed until falling ill in April 1998.
She had been cared for by the Landsun staff since April.
Mrs. Connally was preceded in death by a brother, Roy W. Thomas of Amarillo, Texas; a sister, Louise Rippy of Whittier, Calif.; and her husband, A.R. “Bill” Connally.|
Survivors include a daughter, Dorine Sutton of Carlsbad; son, Bill Connally of York, Pa.; brother, John D. Thomas of Houston, Texas; three granddaughters; one grandson; two great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - April 21, 2007 CARLSBAD - Graveside services for Pauline R. Cornwell, 68, of West Pierce Street, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Carlsbad Cemetery with Father Cyprian Uline of St. Edward Catholic Church officiating. There will be no visitation per family's request. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home. Mrs. Cornwell died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at Carlsbad Medical Center. Pauline Cornwell was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Benton, Ark. to Jake and Dressie (Harper) Russell. She moved to Carlsbad in 1952. She married David Cornwell on May 12, 1960. Pauline worked as a sales clerk at various stores for many years. Later on in life, she volunteered at the St. Edward Food Pantry. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church and known to be a very giving and caring person. She was an indomitable spirit on her causes, which was always to help her family. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Galloway and husband Vance of Carlsbad; son Mike Cornwell and wife Hilary of Las Angeles, Calif.; grandson Patrick Melven of New Mexico; two granddaughters: Erica Wyatt and husband, Brandon, and Danielle Galloway, all of Carlsbad; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Don and Allen Dewane Russell of Arkansas; sister Sandi Newcomb of Fairplay, Ark., and first cousin Tom Canada. In lieu of flowers, an account in Pauline's name, has been established at Eddy Federal Credit Union, number 23074003, to help pay her funeral expenses.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - March 21, 2007  CARLSBAD - David P. Cutrer, 52, of East Blodgett Street, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, at his home. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at a later date. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. David Preston Cutrer was born March 23, 1954, in Monroe, La. to Preston and Billie Cutrer. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1972 and served two tours of duty in the US Navy. David was a volunteer with the Otis Fire Department. He is preceded in death by his father Preston "Pete" Cutrer. Survivors include his mother, Billie Cutrer, of Carlsbad; brother Paul Cutrer, and wife, Donna, of Carlsbad; five sisters: Diane Lewis and husband Keith, of Carlsbad, Carol Ortiz of Carlsbad, Shara Waltersheid and husband, Timmy, of Carlsbad, Nancy Britain of Carlsbad, and Laura Childress and husband, Brad, of Arlington, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - April 19, 2005 CARLSBAD - A funeral for Thomas Marshall Dallas, 92, of E. Plum Lane, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Bobby Fuller officiating. Interment will follow at Carlsbad Cemetery. Mr. Dallas will lie in state from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home. Military honors will be provided by the Carlsbad Veteran's Honor Guard. Mr. Dallas passed away Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his home. He died with his beloved ‘Gal' by his side. Mr. Dallas was born March 18, 1913 to Clarence Ernest and Mary Amy ‘Mae' (Thomas) Dallas in Rotan, Texas. He was the oldest of five children and was raised at the Dallas Family Homestead at Caprock, New Mexico. He received the Lord Jesus as his savior as a teenager at the Soldier Hill Church and was baptized, as the tradition was in those days, in a stock tank at the family ranch. Mr. Dallas graduated from Tatum High School with the class of 1931 where he met the love of his life, Elvena Winona Whisenant. They married in Roswell on August 26, 1938. Marshal joined the Civilian Conservation Corps where he did carpentry work at the Air Base in Carlsbad. He was a natural born mechanic that got initiated at the age of 13 when he drove his mother back to Texas in the Model T for a family visit. They broke down three times on the way, and he fixed the car each time. He was an independent bus-owner and bus driver in Lea County and picked up some of the local Chaves County children to attend school in Tatum. Marshal Dallas was called to duty in World War II and served in the 20th Armored Division as a tank Mechanic in the European Theater. He received an honorable discharge from the Army with the rank of Master Sergeant Technician in 1946. After the war Marshal came to Carlsbad to look for work. He was sent to the City of Carlsbad shop. During the interview he was asked what he had worked on, his replay was "everything from Model T's to Tanks." He was then asked if he had his own tools and, when he answered yes, the man replied, "I could just hug your neck!" He was hired and after 29 years he retired from the City of Carlsbad as shop foreman. Mr. Dallas was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Odd Fellows. He was an avid guitar player and loved having jam sessions with his friends and relatives. He was a rock polisher and jewelry maker. He was a cat lover, a car enthusiast and a mechanic extraordinaire! Mr. Dallas was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and spouses Marion and Lilly Dallas and Preston and Evelyn Dallas, his sister and her husband Lois and Pete Dowell and his niece Mary Ellen (Dallas) Balado. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Dallas of the family home; one brother, Jody Dallas, and his wife, Edith, of Caprock, N.M.; two nieces, Carol Fox and husband Jr. of Eunice, N.M. and Elaine McVay and husband Ted of Hobbs, NM; three nephews, Craig Dallas and wife Pam of Artesia. Rusty Dowell and wife Kathryn of San Angelo, Texas, and Dallas Dowell and wife Sue of Tucumcari, N.M.; grandnephews, Lee Fox and wife Janice, Loyd Fox, Jared Dallas, Patrick Dallas, Chris McVay, Ryan McVay, Travis Dowell and Denton Dowell; grandnieces Alix McVay, Cammye McVay, Tiffany Dowell and Whitney Dowell; and great grandniece, Hailey Fox. He will be carried to his final rest by his grandnephews Lee Fox, Loyd Fox, Chris McVay, Ryan McVay, Jared Dallas, Patrick Dallas, Travis Dowell and Denton Dowell. Memorial Contributions may be made to Lakeview Christian Home Hospice, 1300 N. Canal St., Carlsbad, N.M. 88220.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - April 19, 2005 CARLSBAD - A memorial service for Jesse E. "Jake" Davis, 87, of Live Oak Place, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Sam Lanham officiating. A reception will be held in the parlor after the service. He will not lie in state. Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Davis passed away Monday, April 18, 2005, at his home. Mr. Davis was born August 11, 1917, in Nevada, Texas, to Jesse Ernest Davis, Sr., and Pearl Ann Beene Davis. He was the youngest of three children. He grew up in Nevada and graduated from Adamson High School in 1936. After serving eight years in the Army during WWII; Jake was honorably discharged with the rank of major. He returned to Dallas, Texas, where he met and married Marie Darden Cantin on Jan. 22, 1948. They were married for 57 years. Mr. Davis retired from the commercial real estate business, and he and his wife moved to Carlsbad in December 1997 and quickly called the city home. Mr. Davis is most remembered for his kind spirit, strength and jovial laugh. Jake befriended many, giving of his time and talent to help others. Jake and Marie Davis were long-time members of the Carlsbad Hospital Auxiliary where he brought a ray of sunshine to the patients. He also volunteered at the Soup Kitchen and Living Desert State Park. As a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Jake served as deacon and elder. He loved to keep busy. When he was not doing volunteer work, he could be found with his woodworking tools in hand, creating any number of clever and whimsical toys personalized footstools, Christmas and decorative ornaments. Most recently, he created a line of unique fabric-decorated greeting cards. He has also turned his creative hand to ceramics, painting, and even sewing. He was preceded in death by his sisters Alta Ely of Dallas, Texas, and Alfa Johnson of Seagoville, Texas. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie Davis; children, Carole Skeen and husband Curtis, Randall Carter Davis and wife Beverly of Fr. Worth, Texas, and Richard Allen Cantin and wife Carolyn of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Stacey Skeen Cooper and husband T.J. of McKinney, Texas, Kathy Skeen Crisp of Carlsbad, Sherry Lee and husband Jim of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jennifer Davis of Ft. Worth, Texas, Dylan Biles of Ft. Worth, Texas and Aubrie Biles of Ft. Worth, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Nikki Crisp of Carlsbad, Ian Grulich of Ft. Worth, Texas, Richie Lee of Little Rock, Ark., and Jacob "Jake" Cooper of McKinney, Texas. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Lee, Dylan Biles, T.J. Cooper, Tommy Cooper, Bill Harrison and Ray Stephens. Memorial Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 39, Carlsbad, N.M. 88221 or Landsun Hospice, 2002 Westridge Road, Carlsbad, N.M. 88220.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - November 23, 2006 CARLSBAD - A memorial service for Angelic Derington, 35, of National Parks Highway will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Happy Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Tarvin officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by West Funeral Home Ms. Derington died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at home. Angelic Derington was born Aug. 14, 1971 in Sharon, Pa. to Jack Treadway and Peggy Lee (Stafford) Tubb. Her family moved to Carlsbad in 1977 where she was raised and educated. She was employed as a manager for a video store. She enjoyed reading, playing board and card games and watching movies. Angelic was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. She was a member of Ranch Acres Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by grandmother, Shirley Elliott and uncle Bill Stafford. She is survived by her daughters Ashlee Marie Tubb, Cheyanne Cady Tubb and Dakota Derington, all of Carlsbad; her parents Peggy Boles and husband Ken of Carlsbad and Jack Tubb of Sharon, Pa.; fiancé Jeff Mullins of Carlsbad; brothers Donnie Boles and wife Jennifer of Carlsbad and Kenny Boles of Kinsman, Ohio; sisters Mary Elizabeth Tubb of Carlsbad, Sammy Tubb of Sharon, Pa. and Regina Moore of Masury, Ohio; and grandparents Nancy Tubb and Harry Stafford, both of Sharon, Pa.
Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - December 12, 2006 CARLSBAD - Hilary Ray Dials, 36, of North Alameda Street, passed away December 10, 2006 at her home. A memorial service is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at Epworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Bruce and Rev. David Lane officiating. Cremation has taken place. Hilary Ray Dials was born on November 28, 1970, to Dr. James Dowling and Dr. Cheryl Laird Dowling in Bangkok, Thailand. She attended Texas A & M University. Hilary worked in the TV and radio industry as a broadcast personality in Albuquerque, Dallas and New Orleans. She was an active member of the Epworth United Methodist Church. Hilary was a very caring person who was always reaching out to help others. Closest to Hilary's heart were her husband and children. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill Dials of Carlsbad; son Noah Paul Dowling-Lujan of Carlsbad; daughter, Riley Ray Dials of Carlsbad; parents, Dr. James Dowling & Dr. Cheryl Laird Dowling of Carlsbad; father and mother-in-law George and Pam Dials of Oakridge, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Heather McElhinney, husband Charles and their daughter Cameron; uncle and aunt, Rev. and Mrs. David Lane of Atlanta, Ga.; aunt, Mrs. Paul Laird of Irving, Texas; uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Laird of Hot Springs Village, Ark. She is also survived by her cousins: Mr. and Mrs. David Lane, II of Atlanta, Ga.; Major and Mrs. Derek Lane of Camp Le Jeune, N.C.; Mr. Craig Laird of Irving, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips of Houston; Mrs. Ann Savage, Mrs. Jane Van Burkleo and Ms. Sue Craig, all of Midwest City, Okla.; Mrs. Donna Watson of Tulsa, Okla.; along with godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Hartmann of Dallas; and "uncle and aunt" Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wasowski of Taos. Memorial contributions may be made to the Epworth United Methodist Church Mission Fund, 1406 West Blodgett Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
A Mass of Christian burial for Tiburcio R. "Bucho" Dominguez Sr. will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at San Jose Catholic Church. Father Valentine Jankowski of San Jose Catholic Church will celebrate. Interment will follow at Santa Catarina Cemetery. There will be a Vigil service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at San Jose Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. today (Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at West Funeral Home, and 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday at San Jose Catholic Church. Bucho passed away on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, in Albuquerque. Services are entrusted to West Funeral Home. Tiburcio R. Dominguez was born on May 9, 1936, in Carlsbad to Nicomedes and Manuela "Rodriguez" Dominguez. Bucho was the last surviving of their family of seven sons and daughters. Bucho was raised and educated locally, and realized at a young age that he had a gift for building. It was only natural that he make carpentry his life's work, and was a valued builder at many of the structures throughout Eddy county. Bucho met the lovely Natividad Salcido in the early 1950s, and they were joined in marriage on his birthday, May 9, 1954. They were blessed with seven children. Bucho loved the outdoors. Whether it be tending to his yard or garden or just spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, his ever present smile was proof that he was where he wanted to be. He also enjoyed bingo, but his smile had little or no effect on his numbers. Bucho was preceded in death by his parents; Brothers Antonio, Frank and Juan Dominguez; sisters Leonora Lopez, Maria Perez and Luciana Martinez and grandson Louie Armendariz. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Natividad of the family home, son Tiburcio "Bito" Dominguez Jr., daughters Beatrice Brake (Troy), Lupe Montez (Armando), Cecilia Carrasco (Trine), Sally Brake (Lee) and Leonora Dominguez (Joe Castillo) all of Carlsbad, and Virginia Armendariz (Luis) of Las Lunas, N.M. Pallbearers will be Lee Brake, Trine Carrasco Jr., Troy Brake, Sammy Dominguez, Hector Dominguez and Jerry Spinks. Honorary pallbearers are Armando Montez and all of his grandchildren

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