Obituary notices.

Viola A. Sosaya, 66, a resident of Bayard, NM entered eternal rest Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

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

Flavia Feaselman, 75, passed away at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces on Monday January 29, 2018.

She was born in Deming, on November 8, 1942 to Micaela Palos and Jesus Holguin. She attended Deming Public Schools and graduated from Deming High School. She was employed by Ray's United for many years and then by Mountain Bell Telephone Company until she retired. She then went on to work for Tamara Hurt CPA until 2013.

Flavia was an avid Wildcat fan and attended almost every game. She was a member of Saint. Ann's Catholic Church and loved to travel.

Flavia is survived by her husband, Richard; her daughter, Monica (Mona) and son-in-law, Charles Garcia; granddaughters, Veronica Lozano (Gasper), Marisela Holguin (Ricardo); great-grandchildren, Xavier and Gabriel Lozano, Marina and Viana Hidalgo; sisters, Mary Helen White (Don), Juanita Madrid (Henry), Elvira Perez and brother, Gus Holguin. She also has numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Micaela and Jesus Holguin; brother, Larry Palos; brother-in-law, George Perez.

As per Flavia's request no services will be held. Cremation was entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory and a memorial service will be scheduled at Saint Ann's Catholic Church at a later date.

Beverly A. "B.G." Green, 75, Deming resident passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Beverly was born October 24, 1942 in Akron, Ohio to Catherine Baily and Frank Howald. She was a volunteer at the Senior Center, she loved animals and donated animal care at Sunshine Groomers.

She is survived by her son, Thomas (Catherine) Thorpe of Mokena, IL; daughter, Julie Ann (Myrna) Simpson of Simi Valley, CA; brother David (Brenda) Howald of Toledo, OH ; four sisters, Franilie, Sharron (Larry) Stanton, Mary and Toots.

Preceded in death by her parents Frank and Catherine Howald and brother Frank Howald.

As per Beverly's request no services will be held. Cremation was entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

jose escobar rsJoe L."Jose" Escobar, 82, Longtime Lordsburg resident passed away Saturday January 27, 2018.

Joe was born April 5, 1935 in Hanover, New Mexico to Josephine Landeros and Ramon Escobar. He later in his life moved to California where he began to raise his family. Joe started working at a young age to provide for his family and worked as a foreman on an assembly line. He and his family then moved to Lordsburg in the 1980's where they made this town their home. He enjoyed fishing and family gatherings.

He is survived by his wife, Ventura Escobar of the home; two sons, Albert Escobar of Lordsburg and Billy (Ivone) Escobar of Phoenix, AZ; four daughters, Margaret (Eddie) Aguilera, Susie (Carlos) Duarte of Lordsburg, Ramona (Steve) Alvarez of Tucson, AZ and Mary Lou (Ricardo) Alvarez of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Ramon Jr.(Elizabeth) Escobar of Rodeo and sister Paully Palumbo of Lordsburg.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Josephine and Ramon Escobar; son, Jojo Escobar and great-grandaughter, Analyzia Sarinana.

Pallbearers will be Kevin and Dwight Escobar, Adrian and Jose Alvarez, John Sarinana and Vinton Tahbo.

Visitation will be Thursday February 1, 2018 at 9 o'clock in the morning at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church with recitation of the rosary to follow at 10:30 led by Alice Ramirez. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 o'clock with Father Jude Okonkwo, Pastor, officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery.

ethel bishop rsEthel Colene Bishop, 72, beloved mother, daughter, and sister, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

She was born in Levelland, Texas on December 3, 1945 and graduated from Levelland High School. She traveled extensively before enlisting in the U.S. Army as a laboratory technician. After a skiing accident in Matterhorn, Switzerland, Colene sustained a severe back injury and was honorably discharged from military service. Her persevering spirit led her to San Antonio, Texas, where she earned her master's degree in Interior Design from Incarnate Word University. Colene pursued multiple successful careers as a freelance interior designer, a real estate agent, and a toy representative. Retiring in Deming, New Mexico, Colene continued to travel and make friends wherever she went. Her passion for knowledge led her to extensive self-study in history, religion, and culture, and her warmth and genuineness touched the lives of everyone she met.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Theodore Hinson and Charlsie Steveson Hinson. Left to mourn her passing are her son, Joshua Jay Hillyard and spouse Aidyn; brothers Loren Delbert Hinson (wife Judy) and Ernest Roscoe Hinson (wife Lesley); nieces Ashley Hinson, Theresa Elliott, and Stacy Hinson; nephew, Ernest Roscoe "Rocky" Hinson Jr.; service dog Adora; and many numerous relatives and friends.

The family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Baca Funeral Chapel, 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM, 88030, with services beginning at 3:00 p.m., Loren Delbert Hinson officiating. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Private military inurnment will follow at San Antonio National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

terry cosgrove rsTerry Lee Cosgrove, 66, of Deming, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the evening at home.

Terry was born on October 16, 1951 in Freeport, Illinois to Francis Leo Cosgrove and Ruth Olive Pickard. Terry moved to Deming with his family in 1967.

Terry enlisted in the army June 18, 1974 in which he became an expert marksman. He was honorably discharged January 11, 1977 as SP4 following his service in Vietnam. Terry owned and operated the Middle of Nowhere Bar in Nutt, New Mexico for many years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1477.

Terry's son, Travis, was the most important part of his life. He loved and cherished every moment he had with him. Terry enjoyed interacting with the many customers who visited the bar over the years, many of whom were his friends. He also enjoyed watching sports and NASCAR races. Terry is also remembered as having a great sense of humor, there were times when his humor made some uneasy or during difficult times, a little more bearable.

Survivors include his son, Travis Harvey Cosgrove of Texas, sister, Lynda Walkup of Fayette, Iowa, brother Thomas Cosgrove and wife Rose of Deming, brother Chance Cosgrove of Las Cruces, and sister, Kim Perea and husband Ken of Deming and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Terry was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Ruth Cosgrove.

The graveside memorial service will be Friday February 2, 2018 at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Floyd Robertson officiating. Veterans honors will be accorded.

andy davila rsAndrew Davila, 47 years. We lost our beloved Andy tragically on January 24, 2018 at University Medical Center in El Paso, TX surrounded by his family.

"Andy", as he was fondly known, will forever be remembered for the many things he did for his family, the love he showed for them in so many different ways. He was blessed with a forgiving spirit and during his short life time kept his worries to himself choosing instead to bring what happiness to those he loved. A hard worker who never found a job to tough to take on. A painter by trade he painted the local food basket on a ladder with a bucket in one hand and a roller in the other, much determined to earn his dollar. Humility, kindness and generosity came second nature to him always willing to lend a hand. While a youth attending high school in San Manuel, AZ, he was awarded most valuable player during foot ball season. He was an avid football fan of the Dallas Cowboys. During the latter part of his life he became a single parent to his son, Alexandrue "Pookalali" and took great pride and pleasure in caring and providing for him. Bar-b-queing and preparing food for family and friends brought him much joy. His departure will leave an empty place in the hearts of those who loved him. His pain and suffering have ended, he has been set free. We will forever remember him when we look up on a "starry, starry night" and "see the star".

He is survived by his parents, Allen and Mary Hazel Arguello; father, William "Billy" A Davila; sons, Alexandrue "Pookalali" R Davila of Silver City and Andrew Steven of Nevada; daughters, Angela Marie and Adrianna and their families of Nevada; brothers, Salvador Anthony Davila of Tucson, Aaron Davila and Anthony Davila of Silver City; sister, Renee Marie Beltran of Tucson. Also surviving are five grandchildren. Andy is survived by a special niece, Tiffany Lucero a special nephew Brandon Fullen He held a special place in his heart for his aunts, Georgia and Liz, and uncle, Bill and his cousin Angel. He also leaves behind many uncles, aunts and cousins, too numerous to mention.

Andy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tony and Sarah Davila; maternal grandparents, Salvador G Becerra and Connie B Herron; grandparents, Eluid and Elizaida Arguello; Genaro and Juanita Jimenez and an uncle, John R Becerra.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5 to 6 pm at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Prayer Vigil and Rosary to follow at 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Francis Newman Center Parish. Concluding services and burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Naripogula Prakasham. Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Fullen, Aaron Davila, Adam Arzaga, Jimmy Avalos, Robert J Villalobos, and Tony Flores. Bill Herron will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Virginia Ann Youtsey, 67, resident of Deming passed away Thursday January 25, 2018 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending.

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