Obituary notices.

Joseph "Joe" Lee Kelly, 65, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Terrazas Funeral Chapels ~ 575-537-0777.

ana vargas rsAna L. Vargas (101) of Silver City entered eternal rest on July 24, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 26, 1916 to Guadalupe and Maria Lopez.

Ana was an amazing woman who lived a long and prosperous life filled with love and loyalty to her family.

ruben torres rsJose "Ruben" Swarts Torres, lifetime Deming resident passed away Friday July 20, 2018 at the of age 79, at Mountain View Regional Hospital in Las Cruces, NM due to complications following surgery.

Ruben will have a public viewing at Baca's Funeral Chapel (811 S. Gold Ave, Deming, NM 88030, 575-546-9671) on Friday, July 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary service at 6:00 p.m. led by Eddie & Guillermina Diaz. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Ann's Catholic Church (400 S. Ruby St, Deming, NM 88030, 575-546-3343) on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 in the morning. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Father Manuel Ibarra, pastor will officiate. His pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.

tomas flores rsTomas "Tomato" Flores, 63, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg passed away Friday July 20, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City.

Tomas, or "Tomato" as many knew him was born November 23, 1954 in Lordsburg to Blas S. and Eloisa (Carrion) Flores. He graduated from Lordsburg High School and served his country honorably in the United States Army. Over the years held several jobs in the area having worked in the field of law enforcement, was a probation officer, and most recently he was a truck driver. Tomato was an avid fan of the Los Angeles Rams, enjoyed gardening and of special importance to him was the well being of his family.

bill king rsWilliam T. "Bill" King, 87, of Deming passed away Thursday July 19, 2018 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born October 7, 1930 in Vanadium, New Mexico to John and Cleo Lena (Parson) King. He served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1949 – 1952 and then came to Deming where he owned and operated Bill King's Electric until its closing. Afterward he worked for Jim's Electric until his retirement. A special thing about Bill is that he was very talented and could make something useful out of most anything.

Tomas "Tomato" Flores, 63, a lifelong Lordsburg resident passed away Friday July 20, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City.

Arrangements are pending.

Jose "Ruben" S. Torres, 79, lifelong Deming resident passed away Friday July 20, 2018 at Mt. View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.

Services are pending.

Scottye Wallace, 82, a resident of Silver City, NM entered eternal rest Monday, July 23, 2018, at her residence.

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

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