The Portales Tribune


Wednesday, 10 Nov 1948


“Kornegay Rites to be Thursday”


The body of Milton Kornegay, for many years a resident of Portales, is arriving in Portales this evening from Farmington, N.M. where the nearly 60-year old man passed away of a heart attack on Monday.


The body is lying in state at the Wheeler Mortuary until four o’clock Thursday afternoon when funeral services will be conducted and interment will be made in the Portales cemetery beside his wife who passed away on January 12, 1938.


The services will be held at the First Baptist church in Portales where the funeral of Mrs. Kornegay was held ten years ago.


The survivors are Mrs. J. M. Purcell of Las Vegas and Mrs. H. L. Cage of Mineola, Texas.  Mr. and Mrs. Purcell and Mr. and Mrs. Cage who with their grandmother, Mrs. Knight, who lives in the Cage home, have arrived in Portales for the Thursday funeral.


Clovis, New Mexico Evening News Journal


Wednesday, 10 Nov 1948


“Kornegay Services Will be  Thursday


Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Portales Baptist church for E. M. Kornegay, long-time resident of New Mexico who died Monday from a heart attack at his home in Farmington.  This afternoon his body lay in state in the Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.


Kornegay, who was born April 14, 1889, in Enid Okla., moved to New Mexico in his early years and lived in Portales for several years before moving to Clovis, where he served as state cattle inspector for 11 years.  In 1941 he was transferred to Farmington, where he had since made his home.


He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Purcell, Las Vegas and Mrs. H. L. Cage, Mineola, Tex.; his mother Mrs. M. L. Kornegay, Hobbs; two brothers, Earl and Clyde Kornegay, Hobbs, two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Randolph, Seagraves, Tex., and Mrs. Ida Hutton, Berkeley, Calif.


Burial will be in the Portales cemetery with the Wheeler Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.