Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2013, at South Park Cemetery for Manuel Ray Jojola, 24, who passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013, in Hobbs, NM. Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. until service time.
Manuel was born November 18, 1988, in Roswell, NM, to Daniel Jojola and Teresa Cordova. He was preceded in death by his Uncle Esequiel Cordova Jr. and Uncle Levy Cordova.
Those left to cherish his memory are his father, Daniel Jojola; mother, Teresa Cordova; brother, Daniel Louis Jojola; and his sister, Stephanie Rose Jojola. Also surviving him are his aunts: Claudia Ontiveros, Carol Cordova, Kathy Martinez and Nora Morales; and his uncles: Jerry Montano, Larry Jojola and Juan Jojola.
Manuel lived in Roswell for 22 years and the past 2 years in Hobbs. He really enjoyed tattooing and listening to all kinds of music.
Those serving as pallbearers are Tommy Smith, Stephanie Perez, Alice Ortega, Buddah Silva, James Ortega and Jose Dimas. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Jojola, Juan Garcia, Juan Carlos Cordova and Emmanuel Jojola Sanchez.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.