6/3 Obituaries

Nelson Naylor, 92
Services: 10:30 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at First Baptist Church in Littlefield, Texas.
Nelson Naylor, 92, of Littlefield, Texas, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born on April 21, 1913, in Portales, to Joe and Esther Naylor.
He married Alice Betts on Aug. 28, 1938, in Portales. He managed Kemp Lumber Co. in Portales and Elida until 1945. The couple moved to Littlefield in 1945 where he bought Brannons Hardware and changed the name to Nelson Hardware which he continued to own and operate until his death. He was a member of the noon Lions Club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce, New Mexico Odd Fellows, and a former city councilman.
He was a member of the First Christian Church.
Family members said he enjoyed square and round dancing.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Ann Culpepper and Mamie Lois Wright.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters: Carol Jean Bartlett of Lubbock, Lena Lewis of Arlington, Texas, Letha Mae “Maisie” Birkelbach of Littlefield and Martha “Mert” Clark of Odessa, Texas; a brother, J.B. Naylor of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Joe Stewart and the Rev. Frank Ingram will officiate the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Littlefield EMS, the New Mexico Christian Children Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, N.M. 88130, or the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are by Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield, Texas.
Sara Stone, 79
Services: 2 p.m. Friday at South Park Cemetery in Roswell.
Sara Elizabeth “Saby” Gordon Stone, 79, of Roswell, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Roswell.
She was born on Feb. 27, 1926, in Floyd.
She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University then moved to Dexter, where she taught for 27 years for Dexter Public Schools. She married Fred H. Stone on July 10, 1959.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Dollie J. Gordon; and a brother, Tommie Lee Gordon.
Survivors include her husband; a brother, James Grant Gordon Jr. of Portales; and by a large number of extended family members.
The Rev. Loran Turner will officiate the services.
Burial will be at South Park Cemetery in Roswell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory of Roswell.