Obituaries

Obituary notices.

Inez H. Lopez, 96, a resident of Santa Clara, NM entered eternal rest Friday, August 6, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

waynewilliamsWayne Galen Williams “Bubba”, 37, a resident of Cliff NM entered eternal rest on July 30 at Gila Regional Medical Center after a 6-month battle with Covid. Wayne is the son of Wilson and Sherlene Williams of Mule Creek. Wayne leaves behind sister Dina Rogers and husband Jim of Silver City; brother Toby Williams of Silver City; Sister Mandy Barris of Silver City and his twin sister Winter Williams of Hurley NM; sister Kim and Bill Lamb of Tennessee; Richard and Brandy Grabbe of Silver City; Bryan Grabbe of Silver City. Wayne has one living grandmother Dean Leathead of Mule Creek; a special great uncle Wayne Dickerson of Cliff and a honorary brother Wayne Reese. Wayne also leaves behind Nieces: Krystal Williams, Ashley Webb, Amber Brandt, Kandyce Williams, Dystinee Barris, Kaylie Bluue, Misty Williams, Cheyenne Reeves, Charlene Wicker, Brandi Gonzales, and Erin Lamb as well as Nephews: Kyle Perry, JD Rogers, Cody Williams, Bobby Lamb. He had many other aunts, uncles, and cousins that will miss him. Also Wayne’s constant companion, his dog “Rusty”, who laid by his side while he was sick or jumped in the truck to go when Wayne wanted to go.

magpalomarezMagdalena J. Palomarez (Nena), 83, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 29, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to Zenon Jaime and Maria Villa. Magdalena was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, as a Eucharist Ministry. She taught catechism for numerous years. Also, a member of the Santo Nino Society, De Colores Cursillista, involved with Our Lady of Fatima funeral ministry and the Guadalupanas Society. She was very much involved with their annual fiestas. She volunteered with community fundraisers. In her spare time, she loved playing bingo, and enjoyed going to casinos. One of her pride and joys in life was having family and friends visit and cooking for them, sitting around and reminiscing with lots of laughs.

Thomas G. Alcantar, 85, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, AZ. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Magdelena J. Palomarez, 83, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

Juan Garcia Arredondo, 86, a resident of Deming, NM entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born October 5, 1934 in Santa Maria del Oro, Durango, Mexico to Juan Arredondo and Maria Garcia Arredondo. Juan was a beloved father and grandfather. He was very hardworking and had ingenious ways of fixing things.  He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and loved the outdoors. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by two sons, Juan Manuel Arredondo and wife Maribel of AK; Jose Arredondo and wife Katie of Castlerock, CO; two daughters, Priscilla Shoup and husband Mike of Silver City; Maria Carrazco and husband Manuel of Deming; ten grandchildren; one brother, Angel Arredondo of El Paso, TX; two sisters, Socorro and Josefina Arredondo of Chihuahua, Mex; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Antonio, Jesus, and Alberto Arredondo; three sisters, Elisa, Maria, and Dolores Arrendondo.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 5 from 5-6pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels and with the holy rosary being recited by Carmen Terrazas to begin at 6pm.

shannonhensleyMary Shannon Hensley, 90, was taken to God's eternal peace on July 29, 2021, having spent her final years under the loving care of the staff of Wheat State Manor in Whitewater, Kansas. Hensley was born and raised in Dana, West Virginia, with her three siblings by her parents Charles Wesley and Ellen Haggerty Shannon. The real adventures of her life began with her marriage to Ralph Hensley on October 24,1947. Accomplishments during their union of 69 years include graduations from colleges and seminary; pastoring at churches in Ohio, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Kansas; establishing the Southwest Christian Center at Buckhorn, NM.; and raising 4 children. The Hensley family moved to Silver City in 1961. Mrs. Hensley graduated with honors from WNMU in 1965 and taught elementary school for the next 20 years. Mrs. Hensley dedicated the remainder of her life to serving her Lord Jesus Christ and helping others, including teaching many community-wide Bible studies. Mrs. Hensley was preceded in death by her loving husband Rev. Ralph Hensley (8/07/16).

cameroncravensCameron Vernon Cravens, 79, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, July 22, 2021.  

He was born October 7, 1941 in Marion, Indiana to Cameron & Roma (Calender) Cravens. 

Growing up in Indiana, Cameron (Cam) lived and worked on the family farm and joined the United States Marine Corps in 1959 after graduating high school. He attended boot camp at Camp Pendleton, CA before being stationed in Japan, where he worked as a radio operator and completed electronics school. After completing his military service in 1963, he returned home to Indiana.

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