Jerry Dean Weaks

Services:  2:30 p.m., Thursday, a memorial service will be conducted at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Jerry Dean Weaks, 68, died in Amarillo, Texas. on Sunday, March 25, 2007, following an extended illness. Jerry Weaks was born May 29, 1938 in Tulia, Texas.  He had been a long time Tucumcari/Quay County resident. He was […]

Don Huckabee

Don Huckabee Services: 2 p.m., today at Calvary Baptist Church in Friona, Texas. Don Huckabee, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in Friona. Mr. Hubackabee was born Feb. 14, 1934 in Springlake, Texas, to Harvey Alfred and Zella Lea Bairett Huckabee. He was a decorated veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army, […]

Stella Mae Creech

Stella Mae Creech Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Stella Mae Creech, 90, died at her home in Tucumcari on Oct. 18, 2006 following and extended illness. She was born April 7, 1916 in Chillicothe, Texas. She had been a home maker. Mrs. Creech was preceded in death by her husband, […]

Kenneth Dale Murphy

Services: Have not been planned. Kenneth Dale Murphy, 79, died Sept. 25, 2006 in Clovis. Mr. Murphy was born in 1927 in Dickens, Texas. He had been a resident of Tucumcari and before that had been a truck driver for the Yellow Freight System, living in Albuquerque before moving to Tucumcari. Recently, he had made […]

Manuel Tafoya

Manuel Tafoya Services: Today at 2 p.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Manuel Tafoya, 67, died July 17, 2006 near Adrian-Vega area of Texas. Mr. Tafoya, who was born March 30, 1939 in Logan, and was farmer up until the time of his death. Surviving Mr. Tafoya are: a sister, Tresa (Harry) Whaley of Vega, […]

Senior olympics

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff Betty Bason’s got a gun — and she sure knows how to use it. So said the folks at the 2005 New Mexico Senior Olympic State Games when they handed her the gold medal in the rifle standing category earlier this month in Albuquerque. Bason, 72, beat out seniors from […]

7/13 Obituaries

James Ray James Troy Ray, 87, of Clovis died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Oct. 30, 1917, in House to Jewell and Lily Graham Ray. He was a Navy seaman during World War II and served most of his seven years duty on submarines. Following the […]

Constance E. Corka Garoutte

Constance “Connie” E. Garoutte, 71, died Thursday, May 5, 2005 in the family home on the John Bugg Ranch west of Tucumcari following an extended illness. Garoutte was born on July 9, 1933 in Lacy, Okla. to Henry Calvin and Anna H. Bennett Croka and was raised on the family farm near Hennessey, Okla. until […]

Ralph Morris Bell

Ralph Morris Bell, 82, died at the Trigg Memorial Hospital on April 5, 2005 following an extended illness. Bell was born on Dec. 28, 1922 in Tucumcari. He was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church. He served his country during World War II with the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was a member […]

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 […]