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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

james clay rsJames McKinny Clay, 76, a longtime resident of Deming passed away Saturday August 26, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Jim was born March 19, 1941 in Olney, Texas to Howard James and Catherine Juanita Clay.

He entered the United States Air Force in 1959 and after his service to our country he resided and worked in Texas and Arizona working as a livestock hauler. He came to Deming in the early 1970's and since he always had an interest in Law Enforcement, he began his career and eventually served in all capacities with the Luna County Sheriff's Office. He worked with the Luna County Sheriff's Office for 23 years during which time he was elected Sheriff and served 3 terms in that office.

Yolanda Gomez, 70, entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

jack turner rsJack Turner, 72, a resident of Deming, NM and owner of JT's Auto Service for 23 years went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Jack was born on December 16, 1944 in New Albany, Mississippi to Jeff Turner and Ronalda (Quinn) Turner.

Jack loved working on cars especially on his '57 Chevy. He enjoyed maintaining his yard; loved his dogs and the outdoors. He will be truly missed by all of his family and friends.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sharon Turner; two sons, Michael Turner of Deming, NM and Ray Turner and his wife Lori of Deming, NM; one daughter, Misty Larson and her companion Steve Cockroft of Deming, NM; two brothers, Rodney "Ron" Turner of Arizona and Robert Turner of Oregon; one sister, Kay Davis of Mississippi; five grandchildren, Samantha, Josh, Shelby, Erin Turner and Alexis Larson; one sister in law, Rena Turner and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patrick Spangler, 67, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

Pat had a sarcastic wit and rough exterior, but beneath all of that was a kind and generous heart. We thank God for his mercy in Pat's passing and we ask that friends recall the good memories they had with him. He loved restoring collector cars and visiting with other car owners about their cars.

The family will honor his wishes by not holding a public service and in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the Grant County Humane Society.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Rose L. Zapata, 99, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Silver City Care Center.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

larry schmidt rs

Lawrence E Schmidt, 63 of Lordsburg passed away August 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

"Larry" as he was affectionately known was born August 30, 1953 in Torrance, California to Edward and Dorothy (Burch) Schmidt.

He had worked as a truck driver locally with the mines as well as other transportation companies.

Larry loved life especially the outdoors which allowed him to pursue his favorite past time, working with his tractor. Digging, hauling, cleaning, anything, anyone could do with a tractor. Larry will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Larry is survived by his wife Deborah; five siblings which included a very special, loving brother, Donald; a brother in law, Gene Francis; sister in law, Linda Quintana (Emilio); many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Edward.

At Larry's request, cremation will take place and services will be held at a later date.

william massey rsWilliam M. Massey, 90, longtime resident of Animas passed away Saturday August 19, 2017 at his home.

Arrangements are pending.

miguel molina rsMiguel C. Molina

Born: May 8, 1940, Silver City, NM
Died: August 19, 2017, Las Cruces, NM

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