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Obituaries

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donna richins rsDonna F. Richins, 82, resident of Animas passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at her home.

Donna was born November 28, 1934 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Andrew and Melba (Samples) Franks. She has lived in Animas since 1959 and was a homemaker. Donna was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed painting and doing arts and crafts. Her family especially remembers her as being an excellent baker.

She is survived by her husband Dean Richins of Animas; son Terrell J. Richins (Teresa) of Farmington; daughters, Carolyn Richins of Tempe, AZ, LaDonna Noakes of Flora Vista, NM; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 1 son, Duane Dean Richins.

Visitation will be Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cotton City where funeral services will begin at 10:30. Interment will follow at the Cotton City LDS Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terrill James Richins, Charles Duane Richins, Steven Michael Huddleston, Garth Wayne Knight, Clyde Wesley Richins, and Donald William Richins. Honorary bearers are Allen Noakes, Scott Richins, Caleb Richins, T.J. Richins, Eli Huddleston, Michael McDade, and Ronnie Peters.

benigno carillo rsBenigno Rodriguez Carrillo was called to go to work on the main line of Heaven's railroad by the Lord on Sunday August 27, 2017.

Benigno or "Benny" as he was known by his fellow railroad workers was born on February 13, 1930 to Maria Rodriguez and Ventura Carrillo in San Bernardo, Durango, Mexico. At a young age, Benigno came to the United States and worked on farms around the Clint and Fabens area in Texas. There he met a young lady named Anita Bañales who would become his wife of over 60 years.

Benigno and Anita eventually moved to New Mexico where Benigno worked on several cattle ranches and farms until he went to work for Southern Pacific Railroad until his retirement.

He enjoyed gardening around the house and planting trees around the yard. He seemed to have a green thumb as everything he planted flourished. He also cherished spending time with his many grandkids and loved playing with his dogs. Benigno attended St. Ann's Catholic Church and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4256.

Benigno is survived by his wife, Anita of the home; his sons, Armando Carrillo (Dora) of Deming, Genovevo Carrillo of Eagle Nest, New Mexico, Juan Carlos Carrillo (Tiffany) of Elko, Nevada and Antonio Carrillo of Deming; daughters, Irene Chavez (Victor Manuel) of Deming and Ana Maria Luera of Alamogordo, NM. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Benigno was preceded in death by his parents, children, Ascensión Carrillo, Benigno Carrillo Jr, and Elvira Carrillo Valenzuela.

Visitation will be Friday afternoon, September 1, 2017 from 3 to 5 at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Rosary will follow that evening at St. Ann's Catholic Church at 7o'clock. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Saturday morning at10 o'clock at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Father Manuel Ibarra will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Armando. Genovevo, Juan Carlos Carrillo, Donnie Daniels, Jacob and Austin Carrillo. Honorary pallbearers will be local councils of the Knights of Columbus.

Coralee Barnes, 37, Deming resident passed away Saturday August 26, 2017 at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces.

Coralee was born April 11, 1980 in Las Cruces to Nadene Barnes.

She is survived by her companion, Ernest Robin Dover of the home; son, David Austin Nickerson; daughter, Morgan Leeann Dover; mother, Nadene Barnes and grandmother, Pearlie Collins.

No services will take place as were her wishes. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapel.

mike molina rsMiguel "Mikito" Sabastian Molina Jr., 60, was called home by our Lord Jesus Christ on August 26, 2017. Mike passed away at Providence Sierra Hospital in El Paso, TX while his loving family surrounded him. Mike was welcomed to heaven with open arms by his Mom Gloria and his Dad Mike.

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.

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