June 14, 2006 Obituaries

Jeffrey Townley
Have been held

Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan.

He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He was employed as a plumber.

Family members said he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping, hiking and singing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Townley.

Survivors include his mother, Lela Jo Townley of Capitan; daughter, Joey of California; two brothers, Sam Townley Jr. of Capitan and Larry Townley of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Lisa Farran of Capitan, Micki Martin of Capitan and Merri Townley of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and nephews, Oakley Farran of Spring Valley, Utah, Joshua Gomez of Capitan and Anthony Townley of Moreno Valley, Calif.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mescalero Dialysis Center.

Arrangements are by LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso.

Shirley Robinson
10 a.m. Thursday at Lake Arthur Baptist Church.

Shirley Mae Robinson, 73, of Lake Arthur, died Monday, June 12, 2006, in Lake Arthur.

She was born Nov. 20, 1932, in a farm house on the mesa near Floyd to James Walter Thomas and Eliza Jane (Davis) Thomas. On Nov. 22, 1952, she married Delbert R. Robinson in Houston. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for the farm and business, a substitute teacher for the Lake Arthur schools ,and a school bus driver. She was a member of Lake Arthur Baptist Church and the Yucca Porcelain Art Club in Roswell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James M. Thomas; and a sister, Nell Finley.

Survivors include her husband, of Lake Årthur; two sons, Robbie L. Robinson (and wife, Melodia) of Houston, and Ricky L. Robinson (Rebecca) of Lake Arthur; four daughters, Terry Smith (Larry) of Artesia, Kathy Richardson (Keith) of Artesia, Vicki K. Clark (Burney) of Roswell and Debbie Kez (Fred) of Lake Arthur; a sister, Betty Jo Russell of Lubbock; 10 grandchildren, Robbie L. Robinson, Dustin P. Robinson of Hobbs, Lucas K. Smith, Tim L. Smith, Caleb Smith, Jillian N. Smith, Kimberly D. Richardson, of all of Artesia, Anne E. Clark and Thomas D. Clark, of Roswell; and a great-grandson, Luke H. Robinson of Hobbs.

Pastor Mike Barron will officiate.

Burial will be at Lake Arthur Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lucas, Timothy and Caleb Smith, Gary Thomas, Earl and Eric Robinson, Garrett Woods and Randall Russell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Arthur Baptist Church, Yucca Porcelain Arts Club in Roswell, Veteran’s organizations, historical society or any local children’s library.

Services are under the direction of Terpening and Son Mortuary in Artesia.