The Portales Tribune


Friday, January 14, 1938


Obituary of  Nettie Myrtle (Knight) Kornegay


“Mrs. Milt Kornegay Dies in Las Vegas


Mrs. Milt Kornegay, formerly of Portales, died in the Las Vegas hospital Wednesday night where she was taken a month ago for a major operation.


It was thought that Mrs. Kornegay’s condition was improving but she suffered a reverse when pneumonia set in and was unable to hold her own due to her weakened condition.


Mrs. Kornegay was formerly a Knight having been reared in this community and married Mr. Kornegay also a native here.  They have lived in Portales and surrounding country for a number of years, and many friends will morn her passing.


Burial will be in Portales on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Baptist church with Rev. J. F. Grizzle reading the services. 


Clovis, New Mexico Evening News Journal


14 January 1938


“News From Portales”


Funeral Services for Mrs. Kornegay Sunday


Funeral services for Mrs. Milt Kornegay who passed away in Las Vegas Wednesday night are announced to be held in Portales Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. F. Nix in charge.


Mr. and Mrs. Kornegay and their daughter have lived in Clovis for the past year or two but previous to that they had their home here in Portales.


Mrs. Kornegay had been in a critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital since she underwent a major operation in December.


Clovis, New Mexico Evening News Journal


Saturday, 15 January 1938 (front page)


“Kornegay Rites to Be Held Sunday”


Funeral services for Mrs. E. M. Kornegay, 41, of 319 Gidding street, who died Wednesday in a hospital at Las Vegas following an operation, will be held at 2:30 o/clock Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist church in Portales, with the Rev. J. F. Nix, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Clovis, in charge.  He will be assisted by the Rev. Joe F. Grizzle, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Portales.


Burial will be at Portales with Wheeler-Johnson Mortuary in charge.


Active pallbearers will be Bob Moore, R. E. McAllister, John Young, Sam McCue, J. H. Lee, Dr. C. E. Moorman, Jake Abernathy and Joe Wilkinson.  Honorary pallbearers are C. M. Compton, Arthur Baird, Burl Johnson, Geo. Littlefield, W. D. Mack, Cash Ramey, Dr. R. E. Krous, Archie Key, Cass Lyons, Frank Aucutt, J. A. Saylor, O. N. Harris, Ernest Knott, and Jack Massey.


Mrs. Kornegay leaves her husband, E. M. Kornegay, inspector for the state cattle sanitary board; two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Purcell, Las Vegas, and Miss Margaret Lynn Kornegay, Clovis; her mother, Mrs. A. H. Yoder, Las Vegas.


Those here for the funeral include:  Mr. Kornegay’s mother, Mrs. M. L. Kornegay, Hobbs, three brothers, Earl and Clyde of Hobbs and Robert of Tucson, Ariz.; Dr. and Mrs. Purcell, Mr. and Mrs. Yoder and daughter, Juanita; an aunt, Mrs. T. A. Culpepper, and daughter, Madeline, of Amarillo; Mr. Culpepper; Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Grissom, Santa Fe; and Mr. and Mrs. Sam McCue, Roswell.