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Frank Devine

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Closed casket services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Faith Baptist Church in Artesia for Frank Devine of Artesia.
Devine, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at in Lubbock.
Rev. J. B. Craft and Rev. Ira Dozier will officiate at the services.  Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Avis Cemetery in Avis. Visitation at Terpening & Son Mortuary will begin at 10 a.m. Monday.
Frank was born Jan. 16, 1930 in Cloudcroft; the son of Daniel Devine and Annie (Romines) Devine. Frank grew up in the Sacramento Mountains. He came to Artesia in 1944 from Pinon.
On Jan. 17, 2004 he was married to Edith Newman in Pinon.
He was a Line Superintendent for C.V.E. for 37 years. He was a member of Pinon Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Frank enjoyed playing music and wrote several songs including "Sacramento Mountain Blues." 
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Evelyn Lois Devine in 1973, second wife Ann Fox Devine in 1997, brothers Charles Devine and Dan Devine, and a sister Jo Ann Green.
Survivors include his wife Edith Devine of the family home; a son Jim Devine of Artesia; daughters Franki Fox of Las Cruces and Sherry Fleming of Tinnie; step-daughters Karen Forlines and Kathy Greenwood of Artesia, brothers Arnold Burrage of Santa Fe and Eddie Burrage of Clovis; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and seven. step-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Portales Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Drawer 629, Portales, NM 88130.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 24 to Nov. 26, 2008
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