Services are scheduled for 10:30 am, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Manuel Segura, 83, who passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home in Dexter. He will be lying in state Sunday from Noon until 7 p.m. at Ballard Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hagerman Cemetery.
Manuel was born in San Antonio, Chihuahua, Mexico on June 10, 1929, to Bernabe Segura and Catalina Segua. Both of his parents precede him in death. Also preceding him are sisters Aurora Gutierrez, and Dolores Sanchez; and brother Jose Payon.
Surviving him are his sons, Alejandro Franco and his wife, Betty, of Utah, Noe Marquez and his wife, Cruz, of Andrews, Texas, and Alberto Marquez; and wife, of Lovington; sister Manuela Garcia and her husband Alberto, of Richardson, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Manuel enjoyed watching sports on TV and listening to music. He worked for the Grassie Family in Dexter for 48 years. He was a very loving brother and uncle to all of his family.
Pallbearers will be Noe Marquez Jr., Art Marquez, Alejandro Franco, Michael Sanchez, Javier Marquez, and Eddie Montoya.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Domingo Garcia, Alberto Marquez, Tommy Barela, Raymond Montoya, Juan Zuriate, Matthew Mireles, and Rene Marquez.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com