Obits April 14

Marie Purcell, 74
Marie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Servioces are pending.

D.L. Wheeler, 86
D.L. Wheeler, 86, of Roy died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center.
He was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Sapulpa, Okla., to Ethel and Henry L. Wheeler.
He was raised on a cotton farm in Oklahoma. He married Nona Pearl Lucas on Dec. 24, 1938, in Stillwater, Okla. They moved to the Roy community in 1943. He worked as a ranch hand on various ranches in the area, operated a bulldozer doing road construction work and building dirt tanks and as a blacksmith making plowshares and branding irons. Family members said he enjoyed gardening. He was a member of the Roy Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Henry Wheeler Jr.; a sister, Norma Jean Wheeler; and by his wife.
Survivors include a son, David Wheeler (and wife, Elva) of Portales; three grandchildren, David Wheeler (Lisa) of Clovis, Bobby Wheeler (Sarah) of Portales and Reed Wheeler (Rhonda) of Clovis; eight great-grandchildren, Gina, Britni, Tommy, Tristan, Rebecca, Randy, Edwin and Christopher; two brothers, Bobby Wheeler of Tyler, Texas, and Earnest Wheeler of Osage City, Kan.; and a sister, Lena Klopenstine of Crescent, Okla.
The Rev. David Wheeler will officiate the services.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
Services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales.