Kathleen Whitley, James Rosse

Kathleen L. Whitley, 81, died in Lubbock Feb. 12. She was a resident of Clovis where she was a homemaker. Whitley was born June 19, 1922 in Stanton, Texas.
Whitley was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Howard, her parents, two brothers, two sisters and one son, Charles Howard.
Whitley Is survived by two sisters, Gladys Laws of West Sacramento, Calif. and Joyce King Carvel of Fresno, Calif. and a brother, Ervin Whitley, of Albany, Ore.
She is also survived by six children, Herman Howard (Sandy) of Las Vegas, Nev., Linda Howard of Clovis, Pat Howard of Muleshoe, Pauline Weaver (Jack) of Clovis, Karen Collins (Ted) of Clovis, and Natalie Gillard (Frank) of Tucumcari. Whitley is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Service was Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. William Wallace officiated.
Burial was Monday afternoon at Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen.

James N. Rosse, former president and chief executive officer of Freedom Communications, Inc., died Monday morning in Irvine, Calif.. He had been seriously ill and hospitalized for the past several weeks.
Rosse served as the company’s president and chief executive officer from 1992 to 1999.
“Most of us will remember him fondly as Freedom’s fourth president,” said Freedom President and Chief Executive Officer Alan J. Bell. “Those who have joined Freedom since he retired about four years ago, have surely heard their share of Jim stories — all of them true! He was an extraordinary man, a big man, a memorable man, whose death leaves us poorer for the loss. Our thoughts are with Jan and his family on a sad, sad day.”
Freedom Communications is the parent company of the Quay County Sun.