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Obituary notices.

vella harshbarger rsVella Mae Harshbarger, 87, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Monday, September 18, 2017 at her residence.

She was born November 3, 1929 in Fierro, NM to William G. Richards and Lillian A. Massey.

She is survived by her husband Ralph Harshbarger of the family home; one daughter, Michelle Stailey (Glen) of Silver City; three grandchildren, Jason Stailey (Hilary), Erin Williams (Sean), Jordan Stailey (Roxy); five great-grandchildren, Ivy and Dieter Stailey, Riley, Max, and Beau Williams; one brother, William "Billy" Richards of Riverside, CA; one sister, Norma Yount (Richard) of Queen Creek, AZ; nieces and nephews, Chris Heath, Robyn Hoffman, Lance Richards, Nancy Allen, Lisa Elwood, Lori Wimmer, Shannon Garcia, and Sean Stites; adopted daughter, Xochitl Melendez of Glendale, AZ; her children, Jonathan, Christopher, Erika and Julius Melendez; sister-in-law, Lois Stites of Hershey, PA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Carol Richards.

A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Monday, September 25th at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints with Bishop Randall Roth officiating.

Concluding service an interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Pallbearers will be Jason and Jordan Stailey, Sean Williams, Sean Stites, Glen Stailey, Don Williamson, Lance Richards, and Jerry Davis.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

tom flores rsThomas Herman Flores, 54, Deming resident passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

lulu chavez rsLourdes "Lulu" Antonia Chavez, 82, of Santa Rita entered eternal rest on September 14, 2017.

Mrs. Chavez was born on June 13, 1935 to Tomas Perez &Dolores Lara Sandoval. She was united in marriage to Tomas J. Chavez. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2010. They were married for 59 blissful years.She was a devoted wife and a loving mother of twelve children. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She loved everyone and was always filled with faith and love. She was a woman with the heart of an angel.

stella legarda rsStella G. Legarda, 48, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

She was born October 21, 1968 in Silver City, NM to Sammy R. Gonzales Sr. and Rosie Pas.

Stella owned and operated Little Nisha's Restaurant in Bayard, NM.

She is survived by her husband, Frankie of the family home; her father, Sammy R. Gonzales Sr. of Las Cruces, NM; five sons, Eric Legarda, Johnny Ray Palomarez, Frankie Legarda Jr., Sammy Garcia all Santa Clara; and Eric Armendariz of Bayard; five daughters, Tanisha Legarda of Santa Clara; Robin Arellin of Bayard; Brittney Vigil of Arenas Valley; Naomi and Maria Legarda of Silver City; nine grandchildren, Lillianna Lamoreaux, Izaiah, Cameron and Jasmine Olivas, Ivan Carrasco, Izzy Rodriguez, Shane and Justine Spears, Ariana Legarda; one brother, Sammy Gonzales Jr. of Las Cruces; four sisters, Lisa Campbell (Anthony) of Las Cruces; Mary Marin (Steven) of Las Vegas, NV; Rosie Fisher (Ryan) of Monterey, CA; Lupe Vigil of Silver City; her extended family, Julian and Mary J. Arellin of Arenas Valley; maternal grandmother, Lupe Pas and Aunt Ernestina Pas of Arenas Valley and many other aunts and uncles; paternal grandparents, Claro and Helen Gonzales of Hurley; father-in-law, Salvador B. Legarda of Ft. Bayard; twenty nieces and nephews, Marissa, Joseph and Victoria Kirker, Rebecca, Samantha Gonzales, Steven Jr. (godson), Nathan Marin, Chris, Carlos, Romeo, Taven and Zayden Vigil and many other loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rosie Pas; her daughter, Angela Arellin; and brother-in-law, Chris Vigil.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Sunday, September 24th at 4pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Deacon Bill Holguin officiating. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory.

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777.

To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

Charles Mann, 69, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

Stella G. Legarda, 48, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

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

Vella Mae Harshberger, 87, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Monday, September 18, 2017 at her residence.

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

The Lord has called Maria Dolores Stapleton to her home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 53.

Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-546-0070.

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