The Carlsbad (NM) Current Argus
January 9, 2000
Funeral services are scheduled for Earl
C. Pelton, 82, on January 10
at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park with
honors by the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard. He died
January 6 at Landsun Health Service Center.
Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
born December 2, 1917, in Oilton, Okla., to Charles J. and Edith
Stout Pelton. He grew up in Kansas, living in Eldorado,
Ford County and Rice County on a farm. On August 28, 1944,
he married Helen M. Hall in Hutchinson, Kansas.
He had served in the Army during WWII. In 1948, he and
his wife moved to Carlsbad. He was a member of the VFW
Bryan Mudget Post and the DAV. He was a lifetime member of
BPOE 1558. He retired as a captain in the Civil Air
Patrol. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Pelton.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Pelton of Carlsbad; son,
Larry E. Pelton of Cherokee Village, Ark.; brother, Elmer L.
Pelton of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren. (Photo shown of Pelton)
Complied and transcribed by Zoey Fryhover, 2009.