William Edwin Mahaffey was born 23 February 1880 at Limestone County, Texas,
and died 25 April 1973 at Carlsbad,
Eddy Co New Mexico, burial at Sunset Gardens, Carlsbad, Eddy Co New Mexico.
He married Mary Lucy Prichett, in 1905, daughter of William Adolpholus
Pritchett and Mary Doranda Price, who was
born 19 April 1889 at Young Co Texas.
Social Security Death Index: # 525-07-8682
CARLSBAD CURRENT ARGUS Monday, January 13, 1975
Services are pending with West Funeral Home for William
E. Mahaffey, 94, who
form Texas Street Lumber Co. He died in a local hospital Sunday.
was born in Thornton,Texas. In 1905 he was married to
the late Mary
Prichett in Munday, Texas They farmed there until 1907
when they moved
Lovington. In 1921 they moved to Matador, Texas, where
they farmed until
when they moved to Portales to farm.
Survivors include six sons, Oran, Pecos, Texas, Wilton E.,
Albany, Oregon, and
Robert A., Thomas J., Fred E., and Marvin G., all of
Carlsbad; three daughters,
Bernice Garner, Alamogordo and Mable
Wallace and Zyl Mahaffey, both of
Carlsbad; three sisters, Mrs. J. P. Caudill, Edna
Carr and Emma Goodman, all
of Lovington; 23 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and
five great-great grand-
January 14, 1975
Services for William E. Mahaffey will be held Thursday at 10 am at
chapel with the Rev Clyde Billingsley of First Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be V.L. Trapp, Kenneth Bowen, Walter Means, John
Stephenson and Ben Fanco.
Lee Co Precinct # 8 Lovington
10 February 1920
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E. A. Mahaffey
Carlsad Current Argus April 26, 1973
Services for Mary Lucy Mahaffey, 84, who died Wednesday
in a local hospital,
be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at West Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jack
Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in Sunset Gardens Memorial
Her grandsons will serve as pall bearers.
Mrs. Mahaffey has been a resident of Carlsbad since 1942 and was
a member of
Survivors include the husband, William E., Carlsbad; six sons, Robert A,
Fred E. & Marvin G., all of Carlsbad, Oran, Pecos, Texas & Wilton
three daughters, Mrs. Mable Wallace & Zyl Mahaffey, both
Mrs. Bernice Garner, Eugene, Oregon; three brothers W.A. & Virgil
of Dallas, Texas, and Thomas Pritchett, Gorman, Texas;
two sisters, Mrs.
Smegnar, Duncanville, Texas, & Mrs. Ina Walker, Dallas, Texas; 23 grand-
47 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
of William Mahaffey, and Mary Pritchett are:
William Robert A. Mahaffey, was born 27 Apr 1906 at Munday, Knox
Texas, and died 29 April 1989,
burial in Sunset Gardens, Carlsbad, Eddy Co New Mexico. His
spouse' name is unknown.
Carlsbad Current Argus:
Graveside service for Robert A. Mahaffey, 83, 2329 N Canal St. who died
be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with
Harden, La Huerta Baptist Church, officiating.
He was born April 27, 1906, in Munday, Texas, and was
raised and educated in
Texas, and Portales. He moved to Carlsbad in 1942 and was employed
carpenter, paper hanger & painter at the Carlsbad Air Force Base.
for a time for U.S. Potash and later for the late Jap Hudson. For
he was a bee keeper. He was a
member of the La Huerta Bap tist
and the Bee Keepers Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Mahaffey, Portales;
three brothers, Fred
Carlsbad, Oran Mahaffey, Artesia, Wilton Mahaffey, Albany, Oregon;
Zyl Mahaffey & Mable Wallace, both of Carlsbad, Berniece Garner, Parker
and one grandson.
Thomas Johnny Mahaffey was born 26 April 1910 at Weinert, Haskell Co Texas,
and died on 27 March
Child of William Mahaffey is:
i. Helen Mahaffey
1983 at home, Carlsbad Eddy Co, New Mexico, burial at Sunset Gardens, Carlsbad,
Eddy Co New
Mexico. His spouse' name is unknown.
Carlsbad Current Argus:
Services for Thomas Johnny Mahaffey, 73, 415 Del Rio St, are
pending at West
Home. He died Friday at his home.
He came to New Mexico in 1929 and farmed in the Portales area.
A member of
the Baptist faith, he was born in Wymert, Texas & raised in various
parts of that
state. He was a carpenter until his retirement. He came to Carlsbad
in 1963 from
Survivors include three sons, Darrell & Edwin both of Casper, Wyoming,
Rick Springs Wyoming; daughter, Dorothy Johnson, Casper; five brothers,
A., Fred and Marvin, also of Carlsbad, Oran, Artesia
and Wilton, Albany; three
Mabel Wallace and Zyl Mahaffey, both of Carlsbad, and Bernice
21 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Thomas J. Mahaffey, 73, 415 Del Rio St.,
will be Tuesday at
in West Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Dale Beeman of the La Hureta
Church officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset
Gardens Memorial Park.
Pallbearers with be Larry Burgin, Paul Clemore, Warner Jarman, Louis Willis,
Wallace and V.L. Trapp.
Children of Thomas Mahaffey are:
i. Darrell Mahaffey
ii. Edwin Mahaffey
iii. James Mahaffey
iv. Dorothy Mahaffey married Mr. Johnson
Oran Mahaffey was born 13 June 1911 at Texas. His spouse name
Children of Oran Mahaffey are:
i. Judy Mahaffey
ii. Curtis Mahaffey
iii. Floyd Mahaffey
iv. Carolyn Mahaffey
Fred Eugene Mahaffey was born 22 June 1913 at Knox Co Texas, and died on
22 November 1993 at
Carlsbad, Eddy Co New Mexico
He married Anita Merle Eads, daughter of Sylvester A.H. Vess Eads &
Madie May Washington Joplin,
who was born 08 May 1918 at Ashland, Pittsburg Co Oklahoma.
She died on 31 Decem ber 1974.
Carlsbad Current Argus
Services are to be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Denton Funeral
Home for Fred Mah-
80, a North 11th Street resident. Mr. Mahaffey died Monday (Nov 22,
home. The Rev. Bob Bacon of First Baptist Church
is to offi ciate the ser-
The family plans to receive friends at 405 N. 11th St. Burial will
be at Carls-
Shannon Mahaffey, Gaylen Mahaffey, Kelley Mahaffey,
Burl Richards and Jim
Grannis are to serve as pallbearers.
Fred Mahaffey was born June 22, 1913, in Knox Co Texas. He moved
land Texas, to Portales, New Mexico in 1930 and then to
Gardena, California in
He worked in California shipyards until 1946, when he moved to Carlsbad.
worked as a home building contractor until he opened Texas Street
his father and brother in 1954.
Survivors include two brothers, Oran Mahaffey of Artesia & Wilton
E. Mahaffey of
Written by Charlene Jensen:
Oregon; 3 sisters, Mable Wallace of Artesia, Berniece
Garner of Farm-
New Mexico and Zyl Mahaffey of Carlsbad; 11 grandchildren and 19
Anita Eads, born May 08, 1918 at Ashland, Oklahoma, she married
first to Fred
in Portales, New Mexico in 1933 and they had three children.
married second to Henry Soto in 1948. Anita died December 31, 1974
of Fred Mahaffey and Anita Eads are:
i. Freddie Keith Mahaffey was born 04 January 1934 at Clovis, Curry
Co New Mexico, & died 13
October 1986 at Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington D.C. with burial
in the Arling ton
He married Jane Ann Garret on 18 December 1954.
CARLSBAD CURRENT ARGUS
Carlsbad Native Gen. Mahaffey Dies
Four Star General Fred K. Mahaffey, 52, a Carlsbad native, died Monday
Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, Major Bruce Bell
the U.S. Army, confirmed today. Bell said Mahaffey retired October
03 due to
reasons & died Monday of respiratory failure following a six
Mahaffey, son of Fred and Flossie Mahaffey, 404 N. 11th St.,Carlsbad,
with the Distinguished Service Medal (First Oak
Leaf Cluster) dur ing a
in Washington, September 24.
Gen. John A. Wickham Jr., Army Chief of Staff, presented the medal
of his "exceptonally meritorious service while assigned to positions
great responsibilities from July 1955 to September 1986."
Prior to his retire-
Mahaffey served as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Readiness Command
Air Force Base, Florida, from June 1985 to September 1986.
He grew up in Carlsbad and graduated from Carlsbad
High School in 1951. He
business administration at the University of Denver, where he also played
and was named All Conference and All American halfback. In
business degree, he also earned his master's degree in
internat ional affairs
George Washington University. His military
education inclu ded the U.S.
Ranger and Airborne schools, the Army Command & General Staff
the National War College. He was commissioned a second lieutenant
in 1955. Over the years he held numerous assign ments in both command
staff positions. He also served twice in Vietnam, first as advisor
of the Viet-
Army and later in the 9th Infantry Division as Assistant Chief of
as Commander, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry. Prior to his assignment
the Readiness Command, Mahaffey ser ved in the Pentagon
as the Army's
Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans.
In addition to his parents, Mahaffey is survived by his wife,
Jane, formerly of Ala-
and four daughters, Lorrie Ann, Selene, Julie Anne and Melissa Jane.
Services for Mahaffey will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday at Fort Myers, Virginia,
to follow in Arlington National Cemetery.
Children of Fred Mahaffey and Jane Garrett are:
a. Lorrie Ann Mahaffey / private
She married and divorced Anson Williams.
DAYS STAR TEAMS UP WITH WIFE
Two Hollywood couples are throwing caution to the winds by
together as well as play together. Happy Days Anson Williams and
Lorrie Mahaffey, recently premiered a new nightclub act, with
of getting offers from Las Vegas.
b. Selene Mahaffey / private
c. Julie Anne Mahaffey / private
d. Melissa Jane Mahaffey / private
ii. Robert Earl "Bobby" Mahaffey was born 26 December 1934 at Portales,
Roosevelt Co New Mexico,
and died 19 March 1960 at Bethesda, Montgomery Co Maryland, burial at San
Pedro, Los Angeles
He married Barbara Ann Belt, daughter of Rodnet William Belt and Bertie
Dick, who was born
26 July 1934 at Marceline, Linn Co Missouri. Barbara
married 2nd to Mr. Mankel.
Carlsbad Current Argus March 21, 1960
MAHAFFEY RITES PENDING IN CALIFORNIA
Bobby Earl Mahaffey, 24, formerly of Carlsbad, died Saturday at U.S.
in Bethesda, Maryland, it was learned here today. Cause
of death had not
clarified to his family here by noon today.
Mahaffey was serving with the
in Washington, D.C.
Notice of their son's death was received this morning by his
father & stepmother,
and Mrs. Fred Mahaffey, 405 North 11th St, in a telegram
from Captain A.D.
commanding officer at the U.S. Naval Station in Washing ton.
Mahaffey will be buried at San Pedro, California, home of his
wife and their three
sons, Kelly, Gayland and Eugene. His mother also resides in California.
Mr. and Mrs. Mahaffey flew to San Pedro this afternoon to confer
with their son's
regarding funeral arrangements.
Mahaffey, who would have been 25 on December 26, also had six
in Carlsbad. They are Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Mahaffey,
Marvin Mahaffey, T.J. Mahaffey and Robert Mahaffey; and Mrs. Zyl
Other survivors include a brother, Freddie Keith Mahaffey, and a
twin sister, Mrs.
Grannis, both of San Pedro.
Mahaffey attended Carlsbad High School and was graduated from
high school in
Children of Bobby Mahaffey and Barbara Belt are:
a. Kelly Mahaffey / private
b. Gaylen Keith Mahaffey / private
c. Shannon Eugene Mahaffey / private
iii. Eva Merle Mahaffey, twin to Bobby, was born 26 December 1934
at Portales, Roosevelt Co New
Mexico, and died on 06 May 1991 at Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles Co California.
She married Norman Grannis in 1953 at Las Vegas, Nevada
Children of Eva Mahaffey & Norman Grannis are:
a. Sheree Grannis / private
b. Michele Grannis / prvate
c. Andrea Grannis / private
d. James Grannis / private
Mable Iva Mahaffey was born 23 January 1916 at Texas.
She married Wayne Wallace, on 07 April 1934 at Portales, Roosevelt Co New
Mexico, son of
William Cornealus Wallace and Pearlee Becknell. He was born on 09
April 1914, and died on 21
Children of Mable Mahaffey and Wayne Wallace are:
i. Iva Lou Wallace / private
ii. Donald Wayne Wallace / private
Wilton Edwin Mahaffey born 12 February 1918 at Lovington, Lea Co
Marvin Gradon Mahaffey was born 24 March 1920 at Lovington, Lea Co New
died 22 December 1987 at Guadalupe Medical Center, Carlsbad, Eddy Co New
He married Geraldine Robbins on 15 June 1941 in Roswell, Chaves Co New
Carlsbad Current Argus:
Marvin Mahaffey, 67, a long time Carlsbad resident and businessman, died
Medical Center Tuesday. Funeral services are
pending with West
Mahaffey, owner of Texas Street Lumber, was also the
deputy supervisor of the
New Mexico Bureau of Revenue from 1959-60.
He was born near Lovington on March 24, 1920, and was raised
and educated in
He was employed by Prices Creamory in Portales, and later with Royal
Cola Co in Amarillo, Texas.
In 1941 he married Geraldine Robbins in Roswell. She later served
as Eddy Cou-
clerk for several years.
During World War II he served with the Coast Guard Artillery from November
December 1945. He moved to Carlsbad in 1951
and formed Texas Street
Company with his father, W.E. Mahaffey, and brother, Fred Mahaffey.
time of his death, he was the sole owner of the lumber com pany.
He was a member of the Democratic Party, Hillcrest United Methodist
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine, Carlsbad; one son, Michael Mahaffey,
two daughters, Janet Meek, Carlsbad and Linda Eaton, Robert
brothers, Fred & Robert Mahaffey, both of Carlsbad, Oran
Wilton Mahaffey, Albany, Oregon; 3 sisters, Zyl Mahaffey & Mable
of Carlsbad, Bernice Garner, Parker, Ari zona; and seven grandchildren.
Children of Marvin Mahaffey and Geraldine Robbins are:
i. Michael Mahaffey / private
ii. Janet Mahaffey / private
iii. Linda Mahaffey / private
Berniece Jewel Mahaffey / private
Zylphorah "Zyl" Mahaffey / private