Obituaries, June 15

Jeff Ellis Jeff Ellis, 93, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Health Care following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1911, in Altus, Okla. He was a retired Church of Christ minister, serving churches in the Tucumcari area for many years. He is survived by his son, Arthur Ellis (and […]

Richard Byrd

Richard Byrd, 62, died in Presbyterian Hospital on April 3, 2005 following an extended illness. Byrd was born on March 31, 1943 in Rome, Ga. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari. He was owner/ operator of Byrd Truck Services. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Myrtle […]

Dorothy Massey,

Dorothy Massey, 84, died March 30, 2005. Massey was bron on March 23, 1921 in Dibble, Okla. She has made her home in Tucumcari since 1940. For many years she was employed by Little Lins Restaurant on Old Route 66 in Tucumcari. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Tucumcari. She […]

Special events for Easter

The following area churches will be offering special events to celebrate Easter: • Caprock Creek in San Jon will be showing a play telling the story of Jesus’s life on today and Sunday. Tonight, dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the play will begin at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the play is a […]

2/19 Obits

Margarito Aragon Sr Margarito Aragon Sr., 92, a 55 year resident Chochas Dam until he moved to Sante Fe in 2001, died Feb. 16, 2005 at the Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos. Aragon was born in Sabinosos on Dec. 3, 1912 to the late Simon Aragon and Genoveva Maes. He married Maria Marina Martinez […]

County commission discusses merging dispach with city’s

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun The City of Tucumcari met with the Quay County commissioners Monday morning to discuss the integration of the city and county EMS and 911 dispatcher services. City Manager Richard Primrose, Mayor Mary Mayfield, Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich, and other City officials expressed their thoughts on collaborating with […]

House opens its doors

By William Thompson Long time House resident, Darryl Petrak learned something new about his hometown Wednesday. At the House Community Empowerment Day, attendees had the chance to view local arts and crafts after seeing presentations about services available for senior citizens. Petrak, who just stopped in on his way to work, was surprised how many […]

David C. Smith obit

David C. Smith David C. Smith, 81, of Tucumcari, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Smith was born March 26, 1923 in Hornesville, Mo. He lived in Tucumcari for the past 37 years. He was a retired school bus mechanic for the Tucumcari Public School System. Smith also served in […]

1-26 obits

Minnie Ree Burch Services: Have been held. Minnie Ree Burch, 96, of Tucumcari, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at her home in Tucumcari. She was born on March 9, 1908, in Sweetwater, Ala. She had been a long time resident of Tucumcari. She had been an active member of the Center Street Methodist. She was […]

Community church serves 350

TV Hagenah According to Rev. Jim Witcher of the Tucumcari First Christian Church, the community church service held at the Tucumcari Convention Center was an overwhelming success with nearly 350 people taking part in the annual nondenominational church services held Sunday. “I think it went great,” said Witcher about the services. The Rev. David England […]