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 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
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
“Kornegay Services Will beThursday”
Funeral services will be held at 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.