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Obituaries

Obituary notices.

charlie thacker 1 rscharlie thacker 2 rsCharles "Charlie" Thacker 75 entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center.

Charlie was born in Alma, NM, graduated from Reserve High School, and studied at New Mexico State University and El Paso where he studied to be an Electronics Technician. He was employed by Tyrone Mines as a machinist where he retired.

Charlie enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.

He once had a dog named Sterling. His dog Bell will miss him.

Charlie will be missed by many, but will always remain in our heart.

Charlie is survived by a friend and a former wife Renee Thacker, one son, Martin who lives in Kansas, and his sister Alice Estrada who resides in Reserve, NM.

Charlie was preceded in death by one son, Daniel, and his parents Charlie and Isabel Thacker (Glenwood NM), brothers Billy Thacker (Glenwood, NM), George Thacker (Silver City, NM), and Jerry Thacker (Cliff, NM), sisters Lupe George (Glenwood, NM), Antonio Mc Keen (Glenwood, NM), Lydia Kiehne (Las Cruces, NM), and Bonnie Milligan (Reserve, NM).

A Memorial Service is to be held at a future date.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net

lucille samulski rsLucille Adele Samulski 105 passed away December 25, 2017 at Millie's Assisted Living. In lieu of flowers, donations on behalf of Ms. Samulski can be made to High Desert Humane Society, PO Box 1973, Silver City, New Mexico 88062.

Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911.

Danny King, 66, lifelong Deming resident passed away Tuesday December 26, 2017 surrounded by family at his home.

Services are pending.

sam corral rsSamuel P Corral, entered into eternal rest on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Sam was born February 18, 1929 in Santa Rita to Manuel and Tomasa (Padilla) Corral.

Sam proudly served his country honorably in the United States Army. He had worked and retired from Kennecott Mines and also owned Corral Plumbing and Heating.

Sam was member of Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He was also a member of the Local 741 Plumbers and Fitters, Tucson, AZ and St. Francis Newman Center Parish.

Sam had a wonderful sense of humor and a kind heart. He was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Reyes; his son Manuel Corral; daughter, Raquel De Los Santos; daughter in law, Fran, and his beloved grandchildren, Frank, Gabriella, Vanessa, and Victoria.

Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels. A Memorial Funeral Service and inurnment of his ashes will take place at 11 o'clock in the morning on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

Antonio De Anda, Sr. 91, Deming resident passed away Saturday December 23, 2017 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Antonio was born August 1, 1926 to Jes Murama and Joseph De Anda in Chicago, Illinois. He married Sara Marquez on March 9, 1951 in Rancho de Santiago, Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to Deming in the early 1960's. He was a member of The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation.

Survivors include his wife, Sara De Anda of the home; daughters, Maria Chavez of Deming and Susana De Anda of Lakeview, Colorado; his son, Antonio De Anda of Deming.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 Thursday afternoon December 28, 2017 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Inurnment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

tom whatley rsTom Marion Whatley Jr., 58, of Deming NM passed away 22 Dec 2017 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces.

Tom Marion Whatley Jr. (Tommy) was born in Dumas, Texas to Tom Marion Whatley and Blanche Ballard Whatley on January 30, 1959.

Tommy was raised in many areas while his father worked as a Livestock Inspector. Around the time he was in third grade they lived around Lordsburg, New Mexico and he was raised at the Box M ranch where he cowboyed with the family.

He attended and graduated from Lordsburg High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, Rodeo team, played football and track. He continued his education by attending and graduating from New Mexico State University with a degree in Geology.

Tommy roped and rodeoed with his brother and father for many years.

He married Annette Ladd of Deming NM in January of 1985, with whom he had his son, Tom M. Whatley III in December of 1985. However due to unresolvable differences Tommy and Annette divorced in 1991.

He worked many occupations throughout his life including Geologist, Paramedic and Pecan Farmer. Tommy also had the privilege of working for the Luna County Detention office, as well as the Luna County Sheriff department as a deputy.

His final employment was with the State Engineer Office as a Water Resource Specialist where he had worked for over 20 years and was also a tutor at Western New Mexico University Deming Campus which he took great pride in.

Tom Marion Whatley Jr was proceeded in death by his father.

Tom Marion Whatley Jr is survived by his mother, Blanche Whatley, his son, Tom Marion Whatley III, his brother, Lynn Whatley, his 2 grandsons Tom Marion Whatley IV and Ethan Joseph Whatley.

Services will be Saturday, December 30, beginning with viewing at 0900 and the funeral service to begin at 10 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Pastor Darrell Witmer of the First Christian Church will officiate and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Stevenson, Tommy Esquivel, Bill Wright, Walt Anderson, GeDon Berryman, Mike Wolf, Tink Jackson, Lynn Whatley and Tom M Whatley III.

Honorary pallbearers are Jim Culbertson, Leon Samples, Dominic Duran and Robert Rogers.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Ronald McDonald Charities of Southern Arizona in Tucson Arizona via https://rmhctucson.org/how-to-help/#waystodonate.

antonio jimenez rsAntonio B. Jimenez, 79 of Lordsburg, passed away December 21, 2017 at Fort Bayard Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Charles W. Thacker 75 of Cliff, New Mexico passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Gila Regional Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, after the holidays are over. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, "Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends," 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM. Phone 575-388-1911.

Remembrances can be made at www.brightfuneral.net

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