Rubie Carmichael, 100
Rubie Helen Carmichael, 100, of Clinton, Okla., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton, Okla.
She was born on Nov. 12, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Joe and Elizabeth Sanders Beevers.
Her family moved to Quay County in 1907 and homesteaded in the Forrest community. She attended school in Forrest and Clovis and graduated from Portales High School in 1923. She married Oliver Carmichael on Oct. 28, 1922, in Farwell. She became a teacher, earning a degree from New Mexico Highlands in 1940. She had graduate work at Eastern New Mexico University. She taught for 37 years in Field, Floyd and Melrose, retiring in 1967. She was named Teacher of the Year, to the NEA Southeastern District Hall of Fame and the New Mexico State Hall of Fame. Family members said she had a great sense of history and an innate love of reading, research and study.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Doug; three sisters, Pauline Beevers, Myrtie Brown and Thelma Pruitt; and five brothers, Glen, Bill, Jake, Ardis and Harol Beevers.
Survivors include a daughter, Chloe Mitchell (and husband, Terrill) of Clinton, Okla.; five grandchildren, Marla Childers (Shayne) of Clovis, Terra Greer (Eric) of Portales, Shantel Mitchell of Shawnee, Okla., Alissa and KyLeigh Mitchell, both of Clinton, Okla.; two great-grandchildren, Blayne Childers and RyLeigh Greer; two brothers, Carol Beevers of Logan and Gene Beevers (Jennie) of Farmington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will have lunch and receive guests at 1 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis.
Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. The Rev. Terrill Mitchell and the Rev. Shayne Childers will officiate the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home.
Arrangements are by Steed Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.
Iola Mae Coggins
Iola Mae Coggins, 101
Iola Mae Coggins, 101, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Hugo, Okla., died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in Paducah, Ky.
She was born on Dec. 6, 1902, in Ashdown, Ark., to O.D. and Annie Conger Turner.
She married J. Homer Coggins in 1920, in Ashdown, Ark. Family members said she loved card games, especially bridge, and she was an accomplished organist and pianist. She played for silent films. She was the organist for the First Baptist Church in Hugo for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister; and a great-grandson.
Survivors include two sons, Homer D. Coggins (and wife, Dorothy) of Benton, Ky., and Paul E. Coggins (Becky) of Portales; seven grandchildren, Frank and Pam Coggins, Paul E. and Regina Coggins, Carrie and Jerry Stoltz, John and Cathy Coggins, Mark and Wendy Coggins, Cathy and Dale Hancock and Cheryl and Jim Devoe; 11 great-grandchildren, Tim Coggins, Carol McBride, Anita Richard, Laura Coggins, Adam Hancock, Josh Hancock, Jake Hancock, Zack Stoltz, Christina Devoe, Allison Devoe and Jessica Coggins; and eight great-great grandchildren.
Services have been held. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, Okla.
The Rev. Doug McClure officiated the services.
Arrangements were by Prater-Lampton-Mills and Coffey Funeral Home Chapel of Hugo, Okla.
Andrea Chavez — 11 a.m. Friday at Portales Cemetery.
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