Obituary notices.

May Beth Graham, a resident of Grant County, NM - pending

May Beth Graham, entered eternal rest on Monday, July 11, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Rory Dean McClain, 62, a resident of Hurley, NM - pending

Rory Dean McClain, 62, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Gila Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Jimmy Tillis, 79, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Jimmy Tillis, 79, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Gila Regional Medical Center.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Billye M. Moore, 89, a resident of Hurley, NM

Billye M. Moore, 89, a resident of Hurley, NM entered eternal rest Sunday, July 10, 2022 at her residence. She was born on February 9, 1933 to her parents, Flossie (Brown) and Thomas F. Vaughan, in Quemado, NM.  

Billye married her first husband Thomas Williams on May 26, 1952. Later she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in 1962 and immediately began teaching at Hurley Elementary School as a 2nd Grade teacher. While teaching she also earned her Master of Arts in 1966. After retiring from teaching, she even started to work on getting a pilots license.  

She is survived by her daughter Chrisanda Stein (Bernard) of Long Beach, CA; her two brothers, Stanley Vaughan (Diane) of Hurley, NM and Michael Vaughan (Gerrie) of Mimbres, NM. She is preceded in death by her first spouse, Thomas Williams, her second spouse, James E. Moore; her parents; her one brother Ted Vaughan. 

A Direct Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 11:00am at Fort Bayard National Cemetery to be laid to rest with her first spouse, Thomas Williams. The family will be also have a Memorial Service on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 2:00pm at Arise Community Church (located at 2 Arroyo Seco, Silver City , NM) with Pastor Cody Landers officiating.  

Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.

Cari Dawn Richards, 60, of Silver City, NM - pending

Cari Dawn Richards, 60, of Silver City, New Mexico passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Benito "Benny " Enrique Flores, 53, of Silver City, NM

Benito "Benny " Enrique Flores, 53, of Silver City, passed away July 6, 2022 in Las Cruces, NM surrounded by his loving family.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 pm on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Baca's Funeral Chapels led by his brother, Father Ray Flores. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 10 am on Friday, July 15, 2022 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Oliver Obele and Father Ray Flores. The Rite of Committal and burial will follow at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Chuck Flores, Maggie Flores, Esteban Arizaga, Ruben Udero, Richard Ferrel, and Jesse Miller. Honorary bearers will be Julian Flores, Benny Flores Jr, Andres Flores, Tony Flores and Eddie Flores.  

Brett Allen Cross, 53, a resident of Silver City, NM - pending

Brett Allen Cross, 53, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Friday, July 8, 2022 at his residence in Silver City, NM.  Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Otilia “Tillie” Aguilar, 75, a resident of Silver City, NM

otiliaaguilarOtilia M. Aguilar, 75 entered God’s presence on June 27, 2022. Tillie, as many knew her, was born to Mary H. Mesa and Jorge V. Mesa in Silver City, NM. She tragically lost her father when she was fifteen years old. However, she gave glory to God for allowing her mother to live to 97 years of age. She served God by honoring and caring for her mother in old age. She also was a caregiver for her brother Carlos, who could not care for himself. Tillie did this selflessly and did not expect anything in return. She loved her many family members and would do anything she could to help, often saying he or she “needs me.” Tillie loved education and worked diligently in school. She began school as a Spanish speaking only student, but persevered to learn and be successful. She graduated from Silver High School in 1965, earned a BA in 1974 and a MA in 1988 from WNMU. She taught at Sixth St. Elementary School for 30 years. Her passion was teaching and she truly loved every student. Tillie wrote, “A student needs to experience successes. Success makes learning fun and exciting which motivates the student to attend school because it makes him happy. A happy, successful student will stay in school and graduate.”

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