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Waggoner; Arvil M. Waggoner, age 76, of Bayard, died Feb. 16 in Hillcrest Hospital. Waggoner was born on May 21, 1905, in Elk City, Okla., the son of Victor and Ida Marsh Waggoner and moved to Santa Rita with his family when he was 5 years old. He worked as a clerk for the Santa Rita Post Office and the Time Office in Santa Rita before he took over the Post Office in Bayard on March 20, 1937. He served continually as Postmaster in Bayard until his retirement on June 6, 1969. He served a president of the New Mexico Division of the National League of Postmasters from 1945 until 1952. Waggoner is survived by one son, Stanley Waggoner of Tempe, Ariz; one daughter, Sandra Helton of Las VEgas, Nev; four grandchildren, Gaylynn Helton and Joy Helton of Las Vegas, Nev., Cal. Waggoner of Miami, Ariz., and Dale Waggoner of Tempe, Ariz.; two great-grandchildren in Miami, Ariz; two sisters, Pearl Stevenson of Central, and Ola Greear of Bayard; and three nieces, one nephew, six great-nieces, two great-nephews and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Wilma, on June 26, 1980. Services were held Feb. 20 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with Rev, F. M. Roundtree officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Waggoner: Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, by B.D. Harding of the Church of Christ, assisted by the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, for Victor H. (Pop) Waggoner, 81, who had been a resident of this area for the past 47 years. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery. Mr. Waggoner passed away last Saturday. Coming to this state from Oklahoma, he was an engineer for Kennecott Copper Corp. for 18 years in Santa Rita. "Pop" later owned and operated a grocery store in Bayard for eight-years. He had made his home in Silver City since Setember 1946,"Pop" John Umshied and Henry Davis were the frist promoters of a school in , of which he was a board member as long as he lived in Bayard. He was active member of the Santa Rita IOOF LodgeNo. 29. Mr Wagoner is survivied by his widow Grace B. Waggoner, two sons,Arvil Waggoner, who is postmaster at Bayard, and Leon Keys of Santa Rita. Also by three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Stevnson, a retired Frot Bayard employee, Mrs. Ola Greear, owner and operator of the Bayard Variety Store, and Mrs, Viola Brown, SilverCity; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchhildren; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Cheatham, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Jennie Myers, Clinton, Okla. and Mrs. Grace Barnett of Los Angeles, Calif. Thesisters were unable to attend the service because of sickness. Pallbearers were Mr. Waggoner's gransdsons: Staley Waggoner, william Greear, James Willson, Erenst Keys, Willilams Keys.and Carl Oberg.Honoray pallberaers were Bob Lynch, George Anderson, E.J. Parker, Frank Archer, Harry Chritian, Russ Bagwell, John Foster, Leon Laneheart, Ted Schrotter, Sr. Lonnie Morrison, Leroy COpper, C. D, Cole, Dr. L.E. Wilkerson, C. Rsaor, Kenneth Graham and Dad Laneheart.

Waggoner: Wilma H. W. Aggoner died Thursday, June 26, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Waggoner was born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, on August 22, 1907, and was a resident of Grant County for 51 years, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. Sheis survived by her husband, Arvil Waggoner of Bayard, a daughter, Sandra Helton of Las Vegas, Nevada, a son, Stanley A. Waggoner of San Bernadino, Calif., a sister, Eunice Smith of Jennings, Louisiana, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Reverend Bill Miller officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Walter Mayer, Lester Rogers, James C. Helton, James Wilson, Karl Waggoner and Allen Wysong.

Mrs. Mike Wagner Of Milwaukee, Wis., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, In Milwaukee. She was 74 years of age. Mrs. Wagner was the mother of Mrs. George Pringle of Sliver city. Also surviving Mrs. Wagner are five grandchildren, Mrs. Flora ‘Watts of Taos, William John Pringle And Grace Louise Pringle and Mrs. Marie Martin of Sliver City, Mrs. Leo Sparks of Hurley; six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, living In Wisconsin.

Wagoner: Elizabeth Mae Smith Wagoner, 69, of Silver City passed away Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1925, in Orange, Calif. She married Max Wagoner on Oct. 14, 1972, in Newport Beach, Calif. Mrs. Wagoner was very artistic with talent in quilting and painting. She was a member of the Quilter's Guild, Mesilla Valley Writers' Group, and the Camper Ranch Club of America. She was a Welcome Wagon hostess and at one time had her own radio program in Joplin, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Max Wagoner of Silver City; a daughter, Karen Running of Paso Robles, Calif.; three sons, Michael Smith and his wife, Marianne, of Joplin, and Perry Smith and his wife, Sherry, also of Joplin; two sisters, Barbara Howard and her husband, Darrell, of Crocker, Mo., and Susan Breslin of Riverside, Calif.; a brother, Richard Hoskins; and his wife, Nellie, of Joplin; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial service in pending and will be announced. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City to serve them.

Mary C. Waite, 86, mother of Dr. Carlton F. Waite, of New Mexico Western College faculty, and a resident of Silver City for 13 years, passed away the past week at Hillcrest General hospital. Besides her son here, another son, Kenneth Waite of Redondo Beach, CA, survives and a sister, Mrs. Anna Marrone Glendive, Montana. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Curtis mortuary chapel, The Rev. A. B. Cavanaugh of the First Methodist Church, officiating, Burial was in the Mononic cemetery.

WAITES: Melinda Jean Waites, 47, a resident of Catron County, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27. She was horn Feb. 7, 1950. to Mary and Charles Bortner in Richmond, md. She was a bookkeeper. Cremation was by Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Services will take place at a later date in Reserve. She is survived by her mother, Mary Boriner of Albuquerque; two daughters, Jeneen Cales of Alamogordo and Cone L. Cales of Reserve; a sister, Janet Bortner of Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Eugene Boriner. El-trusted to the care of Ba-ca’s FuneraJ Chapels, U.S. 180 ‘East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Kathryn Ann Wakefield, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs. Lewis w. Wakefield of Hurley died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Graveside services were held Tuesday at 10 am by the Rev. H. Johnson with burial in the Silver City cemetery.

WAKEFIELD: Mary K. Wakefield, 67, passed away at her home in Hurley Sun day morning. She had been a resident of Grant County for the last 40 years, and was a past member of the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion: She is survived by her husband, Lewis of Burley; a son. Troy Wakefield of Clovis; a daughter, Gale Guy of Houston, Texas; a brother, George Helton, of Bayard; and five grandsons. Graveside services were conducted at the Veteran’s Memorial at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery at 2 p.m today by David strain. Honorary pallbearers were C.P. Hogeboom, Charlie Helton, Dicky He]ton, Ivan Helton, Ray Brindiev, Hershail Kelley, and Richard Reese. The family suggests that donations be made to the Cancer Society of Sliver City; Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wakefield: Mrs. Ruby A. Wakefield, mother of Albert M. Bosworth, passed away at her home in Huntington Park, Calif., on July 15. Mr. Bosworth visited his mother recently and does not plan to return for the funeral services which will be held there.

Robert Oscar Waldie, 74, died in Silver City General Hospital Sunday morning following a short illness. Mr. Waldie had lived in this area for more than 35 years. He was born in Bastrop county, Texas, and came to New Mexico I in 1900, while it was still a territory. He married Mary Catherine Porter in El Paso in 1910 and they came to Grant County in 19~2 and settled on the H Bar L ranch. Later on they established the CW Bar ranch near Tyrone. Mrs. Waldie died in January 1937. Surviving Mr. Waldie are two sons;

Waldie: R. P. "Red" Waldie, 73, died Thursday morning at his ranchhome in Ambrosia Lake, N.M. He was born March 4, 1920, at Tyrone to Robert Oscar and Mary Katherin Waldie in a pioneering ranch family. He is survived by his wife, Nina Mae Woodward Waldie; two sons, Walter Rollan Waldie and his wife, Judy, of Thoreau, and Arthur Howard Waldie of Las Cruces; a daughter, Mary Katherin Vigil and her husband, Martin, of Grants; a brother, Robert HowardWaldie, and his wife, Anna Mae, of Durango, Colo.; an aunt, Vena Huber of Silver City; and four grandchildren. Mr. Waldie was a charter member of the Uranium Capital Bi-County Fair Board and a longtime member of the Prewitt, N.M., roping club. Services will be held at the county fairgrounds at Prewitt on Monday, March 22, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Bluewater.

WALDRON: Ralph B Waldron, a former resident of San March 5, in Tucson, Ariz. He was born March 24, 1933, in Binghamton, N,Y. to Ralph and Millie Waldron. Surviving Mr. Waldron are his wife of 30 years, Reta B. Waldron of Tucson; his mother, Millie Brewer of Silver City; daughters, Rosemary Hall of South Bend, Md., Cristy Masoner of Tucson, Peni Strain of North Hurley, and Viki Goodyear of Arenas Valley; and one son, Steve Gaharee of l3ayard. Surviving brothers arc Bill Waldron of South Bend, md., Butch Waldron of Phoenix and Gordon Gabaree of Alpine, N.Y.; surviving Sisters are Joyce Casper of Phoenix and Shirley French of Silver City. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He had many nieces and nephews. Mr. Waidron was a member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Bayard Lodge No. 18, Mimbres Lodge No. 10, Order of Eastern Star Georgetown No. 4.. York Rite of Las Cruces, and The Shrine Order of Ballut Abyad of Albuquerque. At his request, there were no calling hours or services. Donations may be máde in lieu of flowers to Shriners Hospitals, care of Mimbres Lodge No. 10, Mimbre, NM 88049.

Allan W. Walker, 21, died Saturday morning near Cliff in an automobile accident. Allan was born in Silver City and had been a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gila Ward. Allan is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Walker of Cliff; one sister, Jean Ann Walker of Cliff; two brothers, Michael and Dam Walker of Cliff; paternal grandmother, Elsie E. Walker of Central; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson of Central. paternal great-grandfather Lee Walker of Winnfield, La.; Peternal great grandmother Lonniee Simpson of Ajo, Ariz. and maternal greatgrandmother Pearl Stevenson of Central. Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gita Ward, with Bishop C. C. Sullivan officiating. Interment followed at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Serving as pallbearers were Tim Allsup, Gary Brown, John N,orris, Dave Dunagan, Sam Massengill and Rich Dinwiddie, Honorary pallbearers were Bill Lee and James Barentine, Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

WALKER: Brenda C Walker, 38, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal Saturday, Jan. 29, at i Regional Medical Center. She was born in Richmond Va., on Sept. 6, 1961 Ernest H. and Sue (Payton Lewis, 5he married Keith Walker in Cloudcroft on 20; 1995. Mrs. Walker enjoyed collecting Camp Soup collectibles, salt pepper shakers, and antique She also enjoyed spending hours crocheting. Walker was employed welder for Phelps Dodge Mining Co. in Tyrone. Visitation will be held Thursday from 1-2 in the afternoon Word of Life Ministry 1910 Peterson Drive in Silver City, followed by a funeral service beginning at with Joseph Kreitzer a Patrick Lewis officiating Concluding services and interment will follow Memory Lane Cemetery Mrs. Walker is survived t her loving husband, Keith I Walker of the family horn her parents, ,Ernest H. an Sue Payton Lewis of Mimbres; grandmother, Katherine Payton of Mimbres; a son Eric C. Adams of Silver City; a daughter, Holly Desjardins of Silver City four brothers, Michael D Lewis of Alabama, William H. "Billy" Lewis of Silver City, Patrick M. Lewis of Arizona and Donald W. "Donny" Lewis of Arizona; and a sister, M. Gail Moran of Arizona. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Jazmin and Tyier Desjardins, both of Silver City, and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Casket bearers will be Tony Walker, Scott Walker, Rex Walker, Eric Adams, Billy Lewis and Donny Lewis. Honorary bearers are Kelvin Walker, John Cantrell, Farrel Walker, Mike Lewis, E.H. Lewis, John Desjardins, Tim Moran, Clint Mantel, Max Sadler and Jerry Ray. En- trusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, .U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Edward Walker a retied foreman of Kennecott Copper Corp., and resident of Central, died at 2 a.m. Wednesday at his home of a pistol bullet wound In his head lnflicted.with a pistol. The shooting occurred in the kitchen of the family home where his wife was present. Death was Instant. The victim had been despondent over ill health. The Sheriffs Department investigated the incident and an inquest was ordered.. Funeral services are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

WALKER: Etta, Willard Walker, 92, of Silver City passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church in Pontotoc, Miss., with Brother Grubbs officiating. Interment will be at Bethel Cemetery in Pontotoc. Mrs. Walker was born Aug. 10, 1907, in Mississippi, the daughter of John Willard and Sarah Sneed Willard. She was married to Auburn Walker, who preceded her in death March 12, 1982. She is survived by her son, Shannon Walker of Silver City, and a daughter-in-law, Genena, of Florence. Ariz. Mrs. Walker was a homemaker. She will be sadly I missed by her family and Friends. Bright Funeral J Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs.’ Josepine 0. Walker, 6, passed away August 8 at Hillcrest HospitaI following a brief illness: ‘Mrs. Walker was’ a native of Nehraska and had lived in Hurley for the past nine years. Survivors include two daughters, Miss Jaucqlin Rae of Hurley and Mrs: Betty L. Pack of Hurley; three grandsons: two brothers, Jesse Derby of Santa Ana CaIif., and George Derby of Garden Grove Calif,; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Whitford of Ojai, Calif., Mrs. Cleo Igou of Redding. Calif.., and. Mrs. Frances Wilson of Billhead, Nev, Funeral services were held in the Curtis Bright funeral chapel at 2: p.m. Friday with the Rev. Billy Frost of the First Baptist Church of Bayard officiating. Internment followed in Mernory Lane cemetery with Robert Taper Rebecca Lodge No, 29 conducting graveside services. Casket hearers were Fred Cook, Ray Brindley, Glyn Weaver, David Diaz ,Johri Manard, arid Torn Vaughn.

Death Nov. 2, in Helena, Montana, claimed Mrs. N. 0. Walker, 57, a former resident of Bayard, and owner of the Triangle Tavern, in the mining district. She passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Aleyne Miller. Surviving are another sister, Mrs. Exa Greening, also of Helene, and two brothers, George and James Sergeant, of Colorado City, Texas. Funeral services were held n Helena, followed, by burial.

Mrs. P. J. Walker, mother of Mrs. J. R. Besse, passed away at Dublin, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, after having been in frail health for several months, She was nearly 79. She is survived by her husband and five children. Mr. and Mrs. Besse had visited with her parents at the home of one of Mrs. Besse’s siters in Fort Worth for two weeks during the holidays, but were unable to return to Texas for thefuneral services.

Mrs Arilla Cooper received a letter from Mr. Albert G. Walker, Jr. of Bellfiower, Calif., telling her of the death of his mother, Mrs. A. G. Walker, Sr. at Lakewood Hospital, San Diego on Sept. 29. Burial was held Oct. 1 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Many will remember Dr. and Mrs. Walker when they resided in Fort Bayard where Dr. Walker was director of the Veterans Hospital. Mrs. Walker was a member of the Jacob Bennett Chapter of the American Revolution.

Mrs J R Besse received word Saturday of the death of her father T J Walker at Dublin TX. Mrs Walker was preceded him in death on Jan 18.

Walker; Edwin Mark Walker of Cliff died Oct. 10, in Silver City. He is the grandson of William Roy Walker, He is survived by his parents, Mr.and Mrs. James Walker of Cliff; three brothers, Alan Walker of Artesia, Micheal and Dain Walker of Cliff; a sister Jean Anne Walker of Cliff; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson of Central; a grandmother, Mrs. Elsie Walker of central; two great-grandmothers, Pearl Stevenson of Central and Lonnie Simpson of Tucson; and a great-grandfather, Lee Walker of Winfield, La. There were double funeral services for both Walkers Oct.12 in the Gila Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Interment followed at the cliff cemetery. Arrangments under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Walker; William Roy Walker, 72, died in his home at centeral. Walker resided in this area for the past 31 years and was a retiree from Kennecott Minerals Corp. He is survived by his wife Elsie; two sons, Jim Walker of Cliff and Roger Walker of Loveland, Colo.; one daughter, Carol Schleicher of San Diego; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at the Gila Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints. Interment Followed at the Cemetery in Cliff. Arrangment under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Walker, Albert H.,78, resident of Bayard, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He had lived in Grant County for 50 years and was a locomotive engineer for Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation, and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Latter Day Saints Church, Bishop James Brubaker conducting the rites. Interment was in the mausoleum at Memory Lane Cemetery by the Curtis Mortuary. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. May Walker; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia C. Cook, of Bayard and Mrs. Dorothy A. Dean, Sebring, Fla., and four grand children.

Walker: Anna TurWalker: Anna Turner Walker, 81, a longtime Grant County resident, entered eternal rest Thursday morning in the Fort Bayard Medical Center, where she had taken care of so many patients before her retirement. She was born Dec. 1, 1908, in Altus, Ark., and was a member of the Catholic Church. She was a resident of Hurley for many years and was a registered nurse in the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital, now Fort Garland Medical Center, for 43 years. For the last 16 years, she resided in Faywood. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m., in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services have been scheduled there Monday morning at 10. Concluding services will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Rev. Bill Mayer officiating. Survivors include her husband, Grover Walker of Faywood; a daughter, Patty Johnston of Smyrna, Ga.; and three sisters, Kate Woods and Mary Alice Brawley, both of Birmingham, Ala., and Hazel Figer of Nickels Hills, Okla. She is also survived by two grandchildren. Casket bearers will beJohnny Menard, Max Hudson, John Diviney, Ray Brindley, W.O. Willis and Frederick Archibald. Honorary bearers will be Paul Amos and David Jaramillo. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. a longtime Grant County resident, entered eter

Walker: Dr. David L. Walker, 66, former superintendent of Cobre Consolidated Schools and resident of Bayard, entered into rest Tuesday at Hacienda de Salud. He was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Raton to Dale B. and Iva Bess (Sigler) Walker. In 1950, Dr. Walker earned bachelor of arts degrees in history and psychology from the University of New Mexico. The following year, he completed a master of arts degree in educational administration. In 1961, he received his doctorate in educational administration from Columbia University in New York City. Prior to his work at Cobre Schools, he taught in Raton High School and served as director of guidance. In the Albuquerque Public Schools, he served as senior counselor and director of special education. He worked on an eight-state project on "Designing Education for the Future;" he was a member of the legislative committee of the New Mexico Superintendents Association; was member-director of Clemon's Advisory Committee; was a past member of the state committee of the North Central Association; and was district governor of the Lions Club. He was a member of the New Mexico School Administrators, New Mexico Superintendents Association, American Association of School Administrators, Bayard Lions Club and Masons. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The Rev. James Wilson will officiate and Alex Patterson will provide the eulogy. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Survivors include his wifeof 45 years, Margaret, of the home; a son, David "Skip" Russell of Fulda, Germany; a daughter, Karen Dale of Stuttgart, Germany; a brother, Dale B. Walker of Ute Park, N.M.; and his sisters, Robin Walker of Albuquerque and Mary F. Schwartz of Halfway, Ore., Dr. Walker's parents preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314 or New Mexico Arthritis Foundation, 124 Alvarado S.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87108. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Mimbres Crematory and Baca's Funeral Chapels.

WALKER: Elsie Emely Walker, 79, passed away Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Walker had been a resident of Santa Clara since 1951. She was married to William Roy Walker in Ajo, Ariz., in 1934. Mr. Walker preceded his wife in death in 1982. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Simpson. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Schieicher, and her husband, Harry, of Rancho Bernardo, Calif.; her two sons, Roger Walker and his wife, Maria, of Santa Clara, and James Walker and his wife, Margaret; 13 grandchildren; and nine gréat-grandchildr~~ There will he a 2 p.m. chapel service at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home on Saturday with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will take place at Mesa Cemetery in Gila following the chapel service. Pallbearers will be members of the family. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lords-burg Funeral Homes to serve them.

Walker: Grover Ately Walker, 74, of Faywood died Tuesday at his home after an extended illness. He was born Feb. 25, 1921 in Sequoyah County, Okla. to James H. and Maggie F. Ogden Walker. Mr. Walker was a longtime Grant County resident. He loved fishing and hunting. He retired from Kennecott Copper Corp. after 29-1/2 years of service as a painter. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran who served in the Asiatic Pacific theater. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Veterans honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347 and Vietnam veterans. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Walker, June 28, 1990. Honorary pallbearers are Paul "Bull" Amos, Dub Archibald, David Jaramilo, Johnnie Diviney, Tony Parra, Ramon Baca, Harry Baca, David Jaramillo Jr., Steve McBride, Lyndall Allison and Donnie Douglas. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Walker: John W. Walker, 64, a longtime resident of Silver City, passed away Sunday at his son's home in Phoenix after a short illness. He was born June 13, 1926, in Granite City, Ill. Mr. Walker was the superintendent of San Man Construction Co. in Silver City. He is survived by a son, John Walker, his wife, Patty, and two grandsons. He will be cremated in Phoenix. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a favorite charity.

Walker: Virginia B. Walker, 82, of Hurley, passed away Saturday, March 4 in Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas, following a long illness. She was born Sept. 6, 1906, in Grass Lake, Mich., and came to the Grant County area in 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, in 1977. Survivors include a son, William, of Hurley; a daughter, Marian Romero of Camarillo, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Julie Romero of Camarillo, Robert W. romero of the U.S. Navy, and Michael H. Walker of Hurley. Mrs. Walker was a 1928 graduate of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, where she earned a bachelor of school music degree in 1928. In 1940, she earned a master's degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She was a music and English teacher in Montana before coming to Grant County in 1941, where she taught at Western New Mexico University and the Cobre public schools. Mrs. Walker is fondly remembered for her many musical contributions to the community. She served as organist at the Hurley Community Church and was active in the Grant County Community Chorus for many years. She was a member of the Hurley Church and Ladies Aid. She was also active in Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 43, Rebekahs Chapter No. 29, and the Grant County Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 9 at 10 a.m. in the Hurley Community Church with the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Interment in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery will follow with services conducted by OES Chapter No. 43. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund of the Hurley Community Church.

WALKER: Agnes G. Walker, 74, a longtime resident of Las Cruces, died Monday at Memorial Medical Center. She was born Oct. 13, 1921, to Robert and Value Guthrie in Marvell, Ark. She married her late husband, Albert R. Walker, on Aug. 25, 1938. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Albert Richard WaIker Jr., and his wife, Irene, of McAllen, Texas; her daughters, Francis Null and her husband, Lariy, and Denise K. Bagwell and her husband, Tom, all of Las Cruces, and Sandra K. Bevill and her husband, Van, of Silver City; a brother, Walter Guibrie of Las Cruces; a sister, Mable Clark of Helena, Ark.; 13 grandchildren: 14 great~grandchi1dren; one grcat-great~grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at Getz Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at East Mesa Baptist Church in Las Cruces with Biuther Linveil Tisdale officiating. Burial is at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Scott and Vince Bevill, Brent Bagwell, Jason Hiser, Troy Walker, Lance Kirkpatrick, Aaron Archuleta and Lonnie Null. Donations may be made in memory of Agnes G. Walker to East Mesa Baptiat Church, 9475 New Highway 70 E., Las Cruces, NM, (505) 382-0386~ Arrangeindnts are by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

WALKER: Davis "Skip" Walker, 41, stationed with the U.S. Department of Defense in Wiesbaden Germany, died Wednesday Jan 10, in Wiesbaden. He was born May 27, 1954, in Raton the son of David L and Margaret Walker. He graduated from cobre high school in 1972 and the University of New Mexico in 1976. He was entertainment director of the 221st Base Support Batalion during the Desert Storm. He spent seven months in saudia Arabia with the morale, welfare and recreation division. He was preceededc in death by his father David L. Walker. Survivors include his mother Margaret Walker of Bayard, and his sisters Karen Dale of Stuggart Germant. A memorial service will be held today in wiesbaden Air Base chapel. No local services are planned.

WALKUP: Lloyd Daniel Walkup, 80, of Silver City passed away Saturday. Feb. 12, at his home. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bright Funeral Home. Private memorial services will take place at' a later date. Interment will be in Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Walkup was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Sedan, N.M. He was the son of Welby Walkup and Sara Cordelia Fudge Walkup. He was married to Barbara Malcom on Feb. 6, 1991, in Deming. Mr. Walkup is survived by his wife, three brothers and one sister. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gila Regional Hospice in care of Wanda Hall, 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City. Bright Funeral is in charge.

Wall: Daisy Rita Wall, 94, a resident of Silver City, passed away Friday at her home. She was born March 15, 1899, to Napoleon P. and Mary Jane (Goyette) Montigny in Fall River, Mass. She was a wonderful lady and a beloved mother, and was blessed with a long, happy, healthy life. Mrs. Wall is survived by a daughter, Daisy I. Phelps, and her husband, Bill, of Silver City; a brother, John Montigny of Eatonton, Ga.; three grandchildren, James W. Phelps Jr. of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Nancy Jackson of Silver City, and Linda hall of Coahoma, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Joseph Phelps of Tulsa, Okla., Thomas Phelps, James Phelps and Scott Phelps, all of Murfreesboro, Theresa Phelps of Plainfield, N.J., Stacy Zunich of Silver City, Connie Rook of Cliff and Jodi Mims of Hobbs, and five great-great-grandchildren. Services are pending and will be announced. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City to serve them.

First fatality of the 1946 big game open season In ‘the Silver city area Occürred. Sunday, in the Pinos Altos Moutains, north of Silvet City when James Wallice, 21, was Instantly killed by the accidental dIscharge of, the shotgun he was carrying. Wallace.in company with his father-in-law Mack McCoy, the latter’s son. Albert McCoy and Ed Hines, were hunting in Skate canyon north of Pinos, Altos on the Gila Natlonal Forest: When the accident occurred, Wallace: was carrying a rifle and a shotgun. it is presumed he stumbled over a boulder, whitch cau.sed the shntgun to he discharged, the full load striking his ‘left arm and side of his head. The body was brought to Siver City by the Cox Mortuary. A coroner’s lnquest Tuesday by JustIce.of the Peace Andrew Haugland. The jury..after , hearring the evidence bye Wa1lace’s hunting companions,’ returned, a verdict of accidentaldeath. The deceased had been employed by the Dusty Roads tire service. He is survived by his bride of a few months. He was a brother of Mrs. B. 0. Rhodes Other Survivors are another sister, Mrs. Mary Dorrnan, Pocahontas, Ark., three brothers, David, Silver, City, and George. and Willam, Decatór, Ill., and his parents, Mr. and ‘Mrs. William: Decator who left for Siver City when apprised: of their son’s tragic death.

WALLACE: Margaret Elizabeth Wallace, 83, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Vencor Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. She was born June 20, 1915, in Boyero, Colo., to the late Theodore C. and Sedona (Miller) Schnebly, who were Arizona pioneers. The town of Sedona, Ariz., was named after her mother. She was a homemaker and a member of San Marcial Order of Eastern Star No. 34 of Albuquerque. She was also an honorary member of Tyrone Eastern Star No. 41. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral-Chapels with the Order Of Eastern Star and the Rev. Dr. Kyle Kneen officiating. Survivors included her husband of 64 years Stanton Wallace of Silver City; two daughters, Margaret L. Wallace of Dallas, and Joanne W. Stockert anti her husband, John, of Tularosa; two grandchildren~ Mary-Margaret Stockert an~ her husband, Howardi Crombie, of Coos Bay, Ore.1 and Jeanne Elizabeth Stockert DeLoach and her husband, Darren, of Bonham~1 Texas; and three great- grandchildren, Cheyenne and Sierra DeLoach, and William Stockert Crombie In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the New Mexico Boys and Girl~ Ranch, 6209 Hendrix Road N.E., Albuquerque, NM~ 87110, or the Landscape Fund for the Community! Built Park Project of Silver~ City, P.O. Box 2672, SiIver City, NM 88062. (Checks are payable to GIFTTT.)~ Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral ChapeIs~’1 U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. ~ Phone 388-2334.

WALLACE: Martha Wallace, 77, died Saturday in Conway, Ark: She was a resident of Russellville, Ark. Survivors include three daughters Barbara Creech of Russellville Mary Harrjs of Silver City and Florence Brush of Bergenfield N.J.; one sister, Edna Chandler of Las Vegas, Nev,; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10a.m. Wednesday at the Oakland cemetery in Russellville by Shian Funeral Service of Russellville

Mrs. Effie Petty Wallace, 84, passed away last Friday at the home of her son, Nels Wallace at Gila where she had resided for the past 29 years. Besides the son in Gila, survivors are another son Gus Wallace, Tanner TX; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Monday at Gila Mesa cemetery conducted by the Church of Latter Day Saints. Burial was under the direction of Curtis mortuary.

Mrs. Ida William Wallace, 81, of Lordsburg, died Sunday at Hillcrest Hospital. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of funeral arrangemens. Services were held at Lordsburg, with burial in Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors are two sons, Boyd Wallace of Blythe, Calif., and Lloyd Wallace of Lordsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Allison of Alpine, Ariz., and Mrs. Grace Merritt of Norwalk, Calif.; a nephew, Ralph Craig, a former Silver City resident, now a resident of California; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Priscilla Downing, and a brother, Dave Williams of Lordsburg.

The funeral service for Mrs. Maggie L. Wallace, 92, pioneer resident of Grant County who died Friday at the Ft. Bayard Medical Center, was held at 10 a.m. at the Heather Funeral home in Lordsburg. Interment followed in the Lordsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Wallace was a native of Beaumont, Tex. and moved to New Mexico in 1914 where she had lived since that time. Survivors include a son, Dave B Stewart of Phoenix AZ., four grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

WALLACE: Stanton Wallace, 90, a 50-year resident of Silver City. died at his home Monday, Sept. 6. He was born Jan'. 28, 1909, in Flagstaff, Arizona territory, to William F. and Ethel An- derson Wallace. He was reared on cattle ranches. mainly on tne family home- stead at Mormon Lake, Ariz., and from ] 914 to ] 917 in New Mexico along the Pecos River near Fort Sumner, and southwest of Mentrose on land which is now in the Hart Ranch portion of the New Mexico Boys' Ranch. r After graduating from Arizona State Teachers College, I now Northern Arizona Uni- J versily, he taught school in Sedona and then did gradu- ate work in forestry at Colorado A&M. now Colorado supervised Civilian Conservation Corps construction projects in 1935. For the next 25 years, he worked at various assignments on the Coconina, Kaibab, Tonto; Cibola and Gila national forests. The final 10 years of 'his career were in range and wildlife management for the Forest Service Region office in Albuquerque. He retired in 1969. Although he and his beloved wife, Margaret, lived and traveled ex- tensively in the Southwest. they came back to their favorite place Silver City. Mr. Wallace was a member of numerous organizations. including Tyrone Masonic Lodge No. 52. Tyrone Chapter No. 43, Order of the Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge of Research of New Mexico, CCC Alumni, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, American Association of Retired Persons, Valley Community Church, and the Camp Thunderbird board. He was an avid supporter and volunteer for numerous other civic, educational and charitable activities. He cherished children and contributed to youth organizations like Demolay, Rainbow, 4-H, and most recently the Community Built Penny Park. Mr. Wallace also enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering and traveling. In recent years, he visited great-grandchildren in Texas and Oregon, trekked to Costa Rica, western Canada, Panama and the Caribbean. and spent the month around his 90th birthday traveling in Australia and New Zealand. He was preceded in death fast September by Margaret, his wife of 64 years. Surviving are a son Maurice of Flagstaff; two granddaughters, Mary-Margaret Stocken and husband, Howard Crombie, of Coos Bay,0re., and Jeanne De Loach and husband. Darren, of Bonham, Texas; three great-grandchildren, William Kuri Stockert Crombie, - Cheyenne Wallace DeLoach and Sierra Brynn DeLoach; and an adopted grandson. Dr. Alcides Fernandcz, his wife, Damaris. and their J family of Costa Rica. Central America. Public memorial services and a celebration of Mr. Wallace's life will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a covered-dish J lunch at Camp Thunderbird in Mimbres in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Mexico i Boys' and Girls' Ranches, in care of Boys' Ranch, NM 87002-9989. or the Gila Chapter Masonic Scholar- ship Fund. in care of David Fischer, 23 Cripple Creek, Silver City. NM 88061. Mr. Wallace also suggested planting native plants and flowers, and supporting native plant conservation organizations. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. U.S. 180 East.

William Wallace, of Demning who passed away Friday, Nov. 7 was buried Tuesday, ‘Nov. 11, in the Deming cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming. Mr. Wallace was born in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 1867. In 1915, Mr. Wallace and family moved to El Paso and resided there until they moved to New Mexoco in 1919, and lived in Hurley where he worked for Chino Copper Company until 1936 when they moved to Deming where Mr. Wallace was employed by the State Highway Dept. until his death. Mr. Wallace was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, being initiated In 1911 at Little Rock. Ark. He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He leaves a widow Joanna Wallace, two stepdaughers, Mrs Albert Johnson of Ny City; ……., Wallace Hopper Broon, of New York City, and seven stepgrandchildren, William and Mary ‘Hannah, Philip. Robert and Phyllis Washington. and James and Robert Momsell. . The Wallaces have many friends in Silver City, Hurley and Deming who mourn his loss. William Wallace, of Demning who passed away Friday, Nov. 7 was buried Tuesday, ‘Nov. 11, in the Deming cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming. Mr. Wallace was born in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 1867. In 1915, Mr. Wallace and family moved to El Paso and resided there until they moved to New Mexoco in 1919, and lived in Hurley where he worked for Chino Copper Company until 1936 when they moved to Deming where Mr. Wallace was employed by the State Highway Dept. until his death. Mr. Wallace was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, being initiated In 1911 at Little Rock. Ark. He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He leaves a widow Joanna Wallace, two stepdaughers, Mrs Albert Johnson of Ny City; ……., Wallace Hopper Broon, of New York City, and seven stepgrandchildren, William and Mary ‘Hannah, Philip. Robert and Phyllis Washington. and James and Robert Momsell. . The Wallaces have many friends in Silver City, Hurley and Deming who mourn his loss. William Wallace, of Demning who passed away Friday, Nov. 7 was buried Tuesday, ‘Nov. 11, in the Deming cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming. Mr. Wallace was born in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 1867. In 1915, Mr. Wallace and family moved to El Paso and resided there until they moved to New Mexoco in 1919, and lived in Hurley where he worked for Chino Copper Company until 1936 when they moved to Deming where Mr. Wallace was employed by the State Highway Dept. until his death. Mr. Wallace was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, being initiated In 1911 at Little Rock. Ark. He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He leaves a widow Joanna Wallace, two stepdaughers, Mrs Albert Johnson of Ny City; ……., Wallace Hopper Broon, of New York City, and seven stepgrandchildren, William and Mary ‘Hannah, Philip. Robert and Phyllis Washington. and James and Robert Momsell. . The Wallaces have many friends in Silver City, Hurley and Deming who mourn his loss. William Wallace, of Demning who passed away Friday, Nov. 7 was buried Tuesday, ‘Nov. 11, in the Deming cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming. Mr. Wallace was born in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 1867. In 1915, Mr. Wallace and family moved to El Paso and resided there until they moved to New Mexoco in 1919, and lived in Hurley where he worked for Chino Copper Company until 1936 when they moved to Deming where Mr. Wallace was employed by the State Highway Dept. until his death. Mr. Wallace was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, being initiated In 1911 at Little Rock. Ark. He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He leaves a widow Joanna Wallace, two stepdaughers, Mrs Albert Johnson of Ny City; ……., Wallace Hopper Broon, of New York City, and seven stepgrandchildren, William and Mary ‘Hannah, Philip. Robert and Phyllis Washington. and James and Robert Momsell. . The Wallaces have many friends in Silver City, Hurley and Deming who mourn his loss. William Wallace, of Demning who passed away Friday, Nov. 7 was buried Tuesday, ‘Nov. 11, in the Deming cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming. Mr. Wallace was born in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 1867. In 1915, Mr. Wallace and family moved to El Paso and resided there until they moved to New Mexoco in 1919, and lived in Hurley where he worked for Chino Copper Company until 1936 when they moved to Deming where Mr. Wallace was employed by the State Highway Dept. until his death. Mr. Wallace was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, being initiated In 1911 at Little Rock. Ark. He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He leaves a widow Joanna Wallace, two stepdaughers, Mrs Albert Johnson of Ny City; ……., Wallace Hopper Broon, of New York City, and seven stepgrandchildren, William and Mary ‘Hannah, Philip. Robert and Phyllis Washington. and James and Robert Momsell. . The Wallaces have many friends in Silver City, Hurley and Deming who mourn his loss. William Wallace, of Deming who passed away Friday, Nov. 7 was buried Tuesday, ‘Nov. 11, in the Deming cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Deming. Mr. Wallace was born in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 1867. In 1915, Mr. Wallace and family moved to El Paso and resided there until they moved to New Mexico in 1919, and lived in Hurley where he worked for Chino Copper Company until 1936 when they moved to Deming where Mr. Wallace was employed by the State Highway Dept. until his death. Mr. Wallace was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, being initiated In 1911 at Little Rock. Ark. He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He leaves a widow Joanna Wallace, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Albert Johnson of N. Y. City; ……., Wallace Hopper Broon, of New York City, and seven step grandchildren, William and Mary ‘Hannah, Philip. Robert and Phyllis Washington. and James and Robert Momsell. . The Wallace’s have many friends in Silver City, Hurley and Deming who mourn his loss.

Rosary services for,Wllllam W. Wallace. who died at hIs home in Bayard Sunday evening,was held In the Curtis Mortuary Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial Mass was held in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 9:30 am. Wednesday with burial to follow In Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated. Mr. Wallace is survived by his widow. Mrs. Hazel Wallace, four daughters. Laura. Angela, Irene and Rebi; one son. William Alfred all of Bayard. Also surviving are two brothers. Glen of Tulia. Tex. and Manuel of Independence. Kans.: two sisters. Mrs. Helen Crabtree of Deming and Mrs. Juanita Turner of T or C. Casket bearers were Lacy Crabtree, Bill Turner. Earl Adkins. Robert Taylor. Monce Flores and Clifford Curry..

WALLACE: Alfred Wallace, 68, of Silver city passed away Sunday at his residence. Services are pending with curtis Bright of Lorsburg.

WALLACE: Mrs.. Eleanor Wallace, 68, who was born in Silver City and lived here until 15 years ago when she moved with her husband, Tom Wallace and children to Carlsbad, died suddenly last Friday at the home of a heart attack. Since July her husband, Tom Wallace, has been in a hospital, following a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Earl S. Bullock, her father establishing and operating the New Mexico Cottage Sanatorium for 30 years. During their long residence here the Wallaces were active in the community. Mr. Wallace was manager of the Silco Theater and Mrs. Wallace operated the Silco Confectionery. Episcopal funeral services were held in Carlsbad, followed by burial in a Carlsbad cemetery. Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Nina Bartlett of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Virginia Kokler of Los Angeles, Calif., and Miss Scottye Wallace of Albuquerque; her step-mother, Mrs. Florence Bullock of El Paso, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Smith of the Northwest Coast; and two brothers, Earl Bullock of Pasadena, Calif., and Theo Bullock of Houston, Texas.

Wallace: william R. Wallace, 84,died Sunday in a Silver City resthome. He had lived in Grnat County the past 24 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Wallace; two sons, Nelse Wallace of Gila and Gus Wallace of Sterling City, Texas, and a brother, J. T. Wallace of Cliff. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Mesa cemetery at Gila where burial took place under direction of the Cox Mortuary.

Waller: Kenneth L. Waller, 73, a longtime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1919, in Oklahoma City to the late Archie and Sallie Billington Waller. He was a supervisor for the Southern Union Gas Co. before retirement. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed raising rabbits and horses and watching sports on television. Mr. Waller served in the United States Navy during World War II. Funeral services were to be held today at 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Willis Dearman officiating. Interment was to follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, with military honors accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary Waller of the home; sons, Robert Waller of Las Cruces, Larry Waller of Montana, Michael Waller of Las Cruces, Kenneth Waller Jr. of Safford, Ariz., and Pete Waller of Clifton, Ariz.; daughters, Diane Clark of Las Cruces, Mary Esther Hunter of Albuquerque and Debbie Door of Silver City; a brother, Ross Wallerof Tuttle, Okla.; a sister, Emmogene Young of Oklahoma City; 25 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Serving as casket bearers will be Don Burton, Bob Hutto, Caeser Flores, Paul Dunnagan, David Dunnagan and Horst Feuerriegel. Honorary bearers will be Ed Hitson, Frank Rooks, Rex Nichols, Ray Brooks and RobertDoor. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Waller: Leona M. "Toni" Waller, 69, a longtime resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday in Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Waller was born June 27, 1924, in Manhattan, Kan. She moved to the Grant County area in the mid-1940s. She worked as a secretary with Tyrone Mines and Asarco Mines and later as maintenance secretary at Chino Mines, retiring in 1987. She is survived by her husband, Lonnie Waller of Cliff; two sons, Gary Waller of Tucson and Lonnie WallerII of Newburgh, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Michael Waller, Michelle Waller, Lonnie Waller III and Kelly Waller. A memorial service will be held at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

Wallin: Edsel B. Wallin, 43, died suddenly in Las Cruces Wednesday. Mr. Walli

Wallin: State Rep. Kenneth E. Wallin, 63, a former mayor of the town of Silver City, passed away Thursday night in Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque following a brief illness. Mr. Wallin was born Aug. 16, 1930, near Porter, N.M. He attended and graduated from school in Porter and attended New Mexico Highlands University for two years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army infantry. He served as office manager in the Otero County Agriculture and Stabilization Office in Alamogordo, where he and his brother, Gayland, entered into a construction career for the next several years. He served on the New Mexico Construction Industries board for two years and on the Alamogordo board of education. He was active with the chambers of commerce in Silver City, Alamogordo and San Jon. Mr. Wallin was Quay County commissioner for two terms, acting as chairman for one term. He was also a member of the New Mexico Municipal League board, mayor of Silver City for four terms, and the Quay County Democratic Party chairman for eight years. While living in Silver City, he owned and operated the Drifter Motel, Restaurant and Lounge and the Copper Manor Motel. In 1978, he and his family moved to San Jon, where he was active in farming and ranching. He was a member of the San Jon Methodist Church. Mr. Wallin served as state representative for District 67, one of the state's largest districts. In the House, he served on various committees and sub-committees. Survivors include his wife, Nadine, of San Jon: two sons, Kendell Wallin and Kevin Wallin, both of San Jon; two brothers, Leonard Wallin of San Jon and D.L. Wallin of Buena Park,Calif.; a sister, Sylvia Norred of San Jon; and three grandchildren, Kerry, Leah and Kolton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Wallin, in 1955, and Hattie Wallin, in 1979, his brothers, Gayland, in 1968, and Edsel, in 1974, and a granddaughter, Brook, in 1990. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of San Jon. Officiating will be the Rev. Kevin Strempke of the San Jon United Methodist Church and the Rev. Wayne Gray of the San Jon First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the family plot at San Jon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mr. Wallin's nephews, Larry Wallin, Dean Cooper, Jamie Burton, Phillip Wallin, Roger Bowe, Russell Bowe, Darrel Musick, Nick Wallin, Dennis Wallin, Kenny Wallin, Scott Wallin, Donnie Wallin, Nickey Gowdy, Howard Wallin, Jack Salemme, Kyle Wallin and Buster Langford. The remains of Mr. Wallin will lie in state at Dunn Funeral Home in Tucumcari until 8tonight. The family suggests, for those who wish, donations to the San Jon School Foundation in memory of Mr. Wallin, or to a favorite charity.

Bogus 0. Wallis, 59. of Hurley’, died Sunday in a clinic in Silver City. A native of Clanita, Okla., Mr. Wallis was a machinist for Chinó Mines Division of Kenecott Copper Corporation, and had lived in the area for 37 years, He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dicta Willis of Hurley; a granddaughter, Ted Leann Horny of Chickasha Okla.; a brother, Henry Willis of Hurley; a sister, Mrs. Ollie Ray of Coalgate, Okla.; two step daughters. Mrs. Hare Hagan of Silver City and Mrs. Kathryn Zellner of Chickasha: a stepson. Kenneth Smith of Mountain View, Calif: and four step grandchildren. Dr. Claude Williams and the Rev. Don Smith, Baptist ministers, officiated at the funeral services in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

WALLlS: Henry Thomas Wallis, 94, of Hurley away Tuesday. Nov. 24. Fort Bayard Medical Center. Graveside funeral services with Masonic rites wiIl conducted Saturday at 2 p in the Hurley cemetery. Bishop Marlin Green officiate. Dedication of grave will be by his grandson, Billy Gordon. Mr. Wallis was born March 22, 1 in Indian Territory in panucka, Okla., the son Thomas J. Wallis and E1izabeth Clowers Wallis. He left Oklahoma and moved to the Summers Ranch in Rour Valley, Ariz., where he was a cowboy. The winters were so cold, he left and moved Santa Fe, where he was chauffeur for the governor Later, he worked for the Highway Department. He moved to southern New Mexico and worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps camp as a cook. This s where he met Sarah Vee and he married her in Silver City on Dec. 21, 1993. He worked at the Rosedale Dairy in Gila until his son, Tommy, . was born. Mr. Walls moved to 1-lurley, and he worked for the American Laundry, where he retired. He was the chief of police for the town of Hurley in the 1960s. He loved to play dominoes, and he loved baseball and fishing. He loved the Masonic Lodge, where he received his 50-year pin, card and certificate. He remained active in his lodge until age 92, serving as Hurley chaplain for the last two decades. Mr. Wallis is survived by one son, Tommy Walls, and his wife, Janice, of Steilacoom, Wash.; one daughter, Wanda Taylor, and her husband, Jimmy, of Deming; his grandchildren, Cathy Vee Nickelson band, Duane, of St. George, Utah. and Scott Knudtson of California; his great-grandchildren, Brian, Jessica and Joshua Ogle of Tacoma, Kaley and Ariel Wallis of Tacoma, Jackie and Monica Wallis of Puyallup, Chad and Nicole Gordon of Silver City, Monique, Timmy, Erica, Daniel and Sarah Gutierrez of Rathdrum, Robbie, Benjamin and Haley Latham of Helensdale, Can-dice, Clinton, Clay, Conner and Crystal Woods of St. George, Eric and Courtney Knudtson of California, and Madison Cumming of Folsom; one daughter-in-law, Sondra Wallis of St. George; one nephew, Phillip Owen, and his wife, Sylvia, of Hurley; and a very special friend, John Harter, and his wife, Rita, of Hurley. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, in 1992; one son, Claud W. Wallis, in 1992; one sister, Ollie Ray, in 1995; and brothers, Bogus Wallis, Cuppy Wallis, Guy Wallis, Claude Wallis and John Wallis. Pallbearers for Mr. Wallis’ services will be John and Jerry Harter, Billy Gordon, Jim Taylor, Phillip Owen and Duane Springer. Honorary pallbearers will be all members of the Masonic Lodge. The family will recieve friends from 5-8 Friday. Bright was in charge.

Wallis: Claud W. Wallis, 51, of Riverside, Calif., passed away Thursday in Pomona, Calif., after a long illness. Mr. Wallis was born Aug. 14, 1940, in Silver City to Henry T. and Sarah Vee (Arisman) Wallis. He attended Hurley Elementary School and Cobre High School. He graduated from San Bernardino University with a master of arts degree in education and counseling. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served for four years. He is survived by his wife, Sondra Wallis of Pomona; two children, Terri L. Wallis and Claudette M. Latham, both of California; a stepdaughter, Lisa Woods of Utah; a stepson, Scott Knudtson of California; his father, Henry T. Wallis of Hurley; a brother, Tom R. Wallis of Steilacoom, Wash.; a sister, Wanda Taylor of Deming; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Vee Wallis, in January of this year. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave. Bishop Mancel Mortensen will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. Pallbearers will be Jim Taylor, Billy Gordon, Tim Gutierrez, John Harter, Jace Lucero, George Alexander and Bill Pino. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

Wallis: Oleta "Bobo" Wallis, 76, a resident of Silver City, died Tuesday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Silver City and the Order of the Eastern Star, Hurley Chapter. Mrs. Wallis is survived by her daughter, Norma Hagan of Silver City; one son, Kenneth Smith and his wife, Diann, of Mountain View, Calif.; one brother, Howard R. Rustin and his wife, Agnes, of Silver City; three grandchildren, Jenny Griffith and her husband Rick, of Las Cruces, Leslie Helen Smith of San Francisco, Calif., and Steven Smith of Mountain View; and two great-grandchildren, Michael D. DeBusk of Silver City and Ricky J. Griffith of Las Cruces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bogus G. Wallis, whom she married in July 1959, who died in August of 1967, and one granddaughter, Jamie Lou Hagen, who died in 1972. Visitation is today from 3-5 p.m. and from 8:30-10 a.m. Friday in the Curtis-Bright funeral chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Curtis-Bright funeral chapel with the Rev. Jesse Liles of the First Baptist Church of Silver City officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be R.L. Chandler, Michael DeBusk, John Dugie, Darold Dugie, Don Stailey and Jess Runyan. Honorary pallbearers are Howard R. Rustin, Rick Griffith, Jim Fox, Paul Dugie and John Dugie II. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Braille Association, 1290 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14607. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

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Wallis: Sarah Vee Wallis, 82, of Hurley passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wallis was born Aug. 3, 1909, in Snyder, Okla., to Jacob W. and Sarah (Ross) Arisman. She had been a resident of Grant County for the past 78 years. Mrs. Wallis was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Rebekah Lodge. She was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ward 1. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Henry T. Wallis of Hurley; a daughter, Wanda Taylor of Deming, two sons, Thomas R. Wallis of Steilacoom, Wash.,and Claude W. Wallis of Riverside, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildern. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3755 N. Swan St., Silver City. Bishop Rex Stailey will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City today 2-4 p.m. Pallbearers will be John Harter, Randall Gose, Billy Gordon, Jim Taylor, Gene Stailey and Tim Gutierrez. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

George Walter Walsmith, 47, of Central, who had resided inGrant County for ten years, died Saturday at the Veterans Administratión Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. He was a native of Blanco, Tex., and was a World War II veteran. Mr. Walsmith was formerly employed as a truck driver for Strong & Harris, Vanadium. Mr. Walsmith is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pauline Alice Walsmith of Central; a daughter, Mrs Jeannetta Powe of Tucson; three sons, Phil of Mesa, Ariz,, and Frank and Jack of Central; a brother; Bill Walsmith of El Paso, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Miller and Mrs. Patsy Jennings of Anthony; and five grandchildren. The’ funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Jim Lawless, Tuesday in the chapel of the Cürtis Morutary. Internment followed In Memory Lane cemetery.

Walter: James Russell "Rusty" Walter, 71, a lifetime Hidalgo County resident and rancher, died Monday at his home. Visitation will begin Friday morning at 9:30 at the Valley View Community Church in Cotton City, where funeral services will follow at eleven with Brad Mahan, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Mr. Walter, the oldest of three children, was born to Willis Harvey "Curley" Walter and Lela Mae White Walter on Sept. 3, 1923 in Lordsburg. He attended Animas Schools and was a member of the first graduating class in Animas. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, being honorably discharged in January 1946. He then returned to the Animas Valley after his marriage to Ida Lilie Kerr in Silver City on May 3, 1947, and was a rancher for many years. He also worked at Dockum Butane. Mr. Walter was very active with the Future Farmers of America and 4-H and, being a musician, he always enjoyed performing with the Oldtime Fiddlers Association and fellow fiddlers no matter where they got together. His family includes his wife of 48 years, Ida, of the home; two sons, Jim of Las Cruces and Rick of Animas; a daughter, Beth Cox of Animas; a brother, Willis Harvey "Wart" Walter Jr. of Animas; and a sister, Betty Eddington of Pearce, Ariz. His five grandchildren are Johnny Russell Walter, Russell Heath Walter, Otho and Monty Cox and Dawna Sue Walter. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

WALTERS:. James H, Walters, 45, of Playas passed,, away Friday, May 1 ,due. to injuries received in a motorcycle accident near Lords-.. burg. Funeral services will be today in the First Baptist Church in Playas. He will be in state from 3-5 pm in the: First Baptist Church in Playas. Graveside services with full: military honors will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m at. Memorial Park Cemetery in Grants. The Rev. Ron Cross will officiate. Mr. Walters~ was born Feb. 15, 1953, in Silver City, the son of James Howard Walters Sr and Yvonne Wolf Walters. He married Paula blevins Dec 3O,~l972, in Grants. He is survived by his wife his mother, Yvonne Ridinger of Winslow, Ariz.; two sons, Jake Walters and his wife, Karen, and Arley Walters of Playas; two daughters, ‘Hannah Airhart and her husband Jarreit, of Playas, and Audrey Walters of Playas; and four sisters, Catherine’\~alters of San Diego, Barbara.. McClard of Elko, Nev,, Susan Giglio of Taos, and Karl Trublood of Artesia. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Walters served in the U.S. Air Force. He WaS employed by the Phelps Dodge smelter in Playas as an electrician. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

John T. Walters, died May 25 in Reserve. He was born Aug 2, 1905 in Uvalde, Texas, the son of John T. and Rebakah King Walters, and had resided in the Reserve area from 1 970. Walters was a welding supervisor br the A.C.F. plant in Albuquerque and he is a veteran of WW II, serving with the CB’s. Walters is survived by his wife, Beatrice, of Reserve; one daughter, Eva Neil Bonner of Racine Wisc,; one son, John T. “Butch” Walters of Reserve and four qrandchildren. Memorial services were held May ‘27 in the Church of Christ in Reserve. Graveside services followed in the Reserve cemetery.

WALTERS Mary H Walters, 81, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal life Monday morning at Sunset Vista Nursing Home. She was born July 27, 1917, to’ the late’ John Harllee and Berta (Mathews) Harllee in San Angelo, Texas. She spent her childhood growing up in Union Valley, Texas, and married’ Theodore C. “Ted” Walters on Oct. 8, 1939, in Abilene, Texas. They settled in South Bend, and., until after World War II. In 1947, they moved to’• Silver City with their two children. She graduated from’ New Mexico Western College with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and a master’s in guidancé. She taught school in San Lorenzo, Mimbres and Cliff. In 1958,.the family moved to Las Cruces, where she taught school until 1962, and a move to Albuquerque. There she taught school for 15 years before retiring from teaching. Mrs.’ Walters, then went back to school at age 54 and became a registered nurse, nursing for many years. She was preceded in deãth by her daughter, Mary. Nicholson, in 1971, and her husband Mr Walters an ‘1990. She was’ a member of the First Presbyterian ‘Church in’ Albuquerque, the Silver City Eastern ‘Star for more than 50 years, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Funeral services were to be held this morning at 10’ at Baca”s Funeral Chapels with Pastor Bob Reese officiating. interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery; Survivors include a son, Tedd Walters. and his wife, Carol,. of Silver City; a sister, Hortense Willis, and her husband, Willard, of Silver City; and five grandchildren, Kenfleth ‘and Ronald Walters and Carol Short of Albuquerque, and Tedd and Grady Nicholson, both of’ Alamogordo. She is also survived by’ three greatgrandchildren, Jacob and Chelsea. Walters and Kevin Short,’ and two nieces, Betsy Evatt and Kathy Miller. Casket bearers were ‘Richard Thompson, Tom Turner, C C Bassett, Bill Evatt, and Keneth and Ronald Walters. Arrangements by Baca.

Walters: Edward B. Walters, 67, a life-long resident of Grant County, died at Hillcrest General Hospital March 2. He was a retired Kennecott employee. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anita A. Walters, of Silver City; two sons, Edward Jr. of Seattle,Wash., and Clarence C. of the Philippines; one daughter, Mrs. FredMartinez of Silver City; three sisters, Mrs. Ray Munoz of Anaheim,Calif., Mrs. Margaret Ramos of El Paso and Mrs. Tranquilino Lopez of Santa Rita; one brother, Ted Walters of Los Angeles, Calif. Rosary services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Mass was held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Churchon Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Fr. A. James Milano officiated. Casketbearerswere Edward Acuna, Edward Walters, Jr., Fred Martinez, Jr., Trnaquilino Lopez and Fred Martinez Sr.

Walters: Ted C. Walters, 82, of Albuquerque, died early Saturday morning in the Presbyterian Hospital. Mr. Walters was a resident of Silver City prior to Moving to Albuquerque 30 years ago. He was born May 4, 1907, in South Bend, Ind. Between the 1920's and 1930's, he was a musician with the big bands, playing bass fiddle. He later became self-employed as a real estate appraiser. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of South Bend, Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple in Albuquerque, Silver City Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Musicians Union of San Francisco, and the American Society of Appraisers. Calling hours are today from 2-6 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. David Goble, pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Cliff, officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55 AF & AM presiding. Survivors include his wife, Mary H. Walters of Albuquerque, a son, Tedd C. Walters and his wife, Carol, of Hurley; and five grandchildren, Kenny Walters of Amarillo, Texas, Carol and Ronnie Walters of Albuquerque, Grady Nicholson of Alamogordo and Tedd Nicholson of Los Angles. Casket bearers will be Dean Battishill, Meredith Neal, Bob McFarlin, W.O. Willis, Tom Turner and C.C. Bassett. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

WALTON: Dorothy L. Walton, 77, of Silver City passed away at her son's residence in Montgomery Village, Md., on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Walton was born July 1, 1922, in Itaska, Texas, the daughter of Herman Batts and Bessie Hale Batts. She married Edwin C. Walton on March 15, 1942, in Snyder, Texas. Mr. Walton preceded her in death in November 1997. She is survived by one son, Barry Walton, and his wife, Karen, of Montgomery Village; two grandchildren, 'Crystal Walton and Kelli Walton of Montgomery Village; a brother, Bill Batts, and his wife, Mary Jane, of Eastland, Texas; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Lester Batts. Mrs. Walton was an avid bridge player and former member of the Newcomers Club. She was a voting booth attendant in Grant County and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Silver City. She was co-owner of a motel and cafe with Mr. Walton in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a very loving mother and good friend to everyone. Pallbearers for Mrs. Walton's service will be Ken Scholz, Stan Snider, Bill Colby, Dale Rogers, Keith Lemay and Marty Mize. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. C.C. Cobb, Dick Nolan and Rex Acker. Mrs. Walton loved flowers, but those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to Hospice Caring, 707 Conservation Lane, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of ar- rangements.

WALTON: Dorothy L. Walton, 77, of Silver City passed away at her son's residence in Montgomery Village, Md., on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Bright Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fort Bayard National 'Cemetery. Mrs. Walton was born July 1, 1922, in Itaska, Texas, the daughter of Herman Batts and Bessie Hale Batts. She married Edwin C. Walton on March 15, 1942, in Snydcr, Texas. Mr. Walton preceded her in death in November 1997. She is survived by one son, Barry Walton, and his wife, Karen, of Montgomery Village; two grandchildren, Crystal Walton and Kelli Walton of Montgomery Village; a brother, Bill Batts, and his wife, Mary Jane, of Eastland, Texas; and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her, parents, husband and brother, Lester Batts. Mrs. Walton was an avid bridge player and former member of the Newcomers Club. She, was a voting booth attendant in Grant County and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Silver City. She was co-owner of a motel and cafe with Mr. Walton in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a very loving mother and good friend to everyone. Pallbearers for' Mrs. Waltons service will be Ken Scholz, Stan Snyder, Bill Colby, Dale Rogers, Keith Lemay and Marty Mize. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. C.C. Cobb, Dick Nolan and Rex Acker. Mrs. Walton loved flowers, but those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to Hospice Caring, 707 Conservation Lane, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of ar- rangements.

WALTON: George Walton, 83, a longtime Deming resident, passed away Saturday at his home in Deming. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 in the afternoon at Mountain View Cemetery with Grant County veterans organizations officiating. He was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Edmonton, England, and came to the United States in 1921, when the family became naturalized citizens. Dr. Walton graduated from San Diego State in 1936. He received his master of arts degree at Columbia University In 1938 and his doctorate in 1941 at Columbia, where he did research on the atom bomb in the Manhattan Project. He served in the U.S. Army. Edgewood Arsenal, Chemical Warfare Service in 1945 and 1946. Dr. Walton was professor of chemistry and forensic science at the College of Pharmacy in Cincinnati for several years, after which he entered the commercial, arena and obtained several patents. He and his family moved to Deming in April 1962. They owned and operated the La-Fonda Restaurant for several years. He retired as a chemistry professor from Western New Mexico University in Silver City in 1978. From that time on, he owned and operftted an assay laboratory north of Deming. He was a~ member of American Legion Bataan Post No. 4, the Christian Science Society, the Kingdom of the Sun Art Association and the. Black Range Artists. He is survived by his wife. Verne Walton of Deming~ a son. C. Ronald Walton of Deming; a granddaughter, Lisa Payne of Deming; a grandson. Laurence Walton, serving in the U.S. Navy: a greatgrandson, Jimmy Payne Jr., and a gi.ea~t~granddaugh1cr~ Rhonda Payne, both of Deming; a sister, Lenore Sherman of Las Cruccs; and a nephew, Stephen’ Walton of New York City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to the Deming Public Library, 301S. Tin, Deming, NM

Walton: Daisy I. Walton, 86, died Saturday in a nursing home in Corpus Christi, Texas. Survivors are two sons, Edwin C. Walton and his wife, Dorothy, both of Silver City, and Gorman W. Walton Sr. and his wife, Patsy, of Refugio, Texas; a sister, Oleta Middleton of Carlsbad; two grandsons, Gorman W. Walton Jr. of Victoria, Texas, and Berry E. Walton of Silver City; and four great-grandchildren, Andrea Walton and Gorman W. Walton III, both of San Antonio, Texas, and Crystal Walton and Kelli Walton, both of Silver City. Services were at 3:30 p.m. today in the Wesley United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi and burial was in Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi. Pallbearers were Berry Walton, Henry Faseler, M.T. Alexander, Fred Tewes, Howard Kinsey and H.L. Jeffries. Arrangements were by Cage-Mills-Jackson-Langham Funeral Home at 4901 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411.

WALTON: Edwin “Ed” Walton, 76, of Silver City passed away, Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Scott Penrod officiating. Interment will be at fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mr. Walton was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Snyder, Texas, the son of Alien Walton and Daisy Crenshaw Walton. Mr, Walton was married to Dorothy Batts on March 15, 1942, in Snyder. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy; one son, Barry Walton, and his wife, Karen, of Gaithersburg, Md.; two granddaughters, Crystal and Kelli Walton; and a brother-in-law, Bill Batts, and his wife, Mary Jane, of Eastland, Texas. Mr. Walton was preceded in death by a brother, Gorman Walton of Refugio, ) Texas, one hour before his ~death, on Nov. 15. Mr. Walton served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He owned and operated Modern Motel and Café in Corpus Christi, Texas. He also worked for Zork Hardware Co. of El Paso, Texas, for 12 years. Pallbearers for Mr. Walton’s service will be Ken Scholtz, Stan Snider, Bill Colby, Dale Rogers, Lyman Greer and Keith LeMay. Honorary bearers will be Bill Paschich, Dr. C.C. Cobb,Dick Nolan and Olie McCrary. Bright Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Walton; Helen M. Walton, 95, resident at the Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home died recently. She was born March 10, 1888 in Kansas and was retired as a Dean of Women at Pfeiffer College in Albemarle, North Carolina. She had been a prominent lay person of the Methodist Church having served as president of the National Home Missionary Society. In January of 1982 she moved to Deming from Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services were set at the Chapel of Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. She is survived by a son, Ed Waggoner of Deming; daughter, Martha Fairfield, Indianapolis, Ind., five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

Walton: Mildred T. Walton, 90, a resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Thursday morning at her residence. She was born Sept. 22, 1902, to Benjamin Scott and Lucy M. Trefry. She married Marshall R. Walton in December 1932. He preceded her in death in 1971. Survivors include one sister, Esma Kinderman; a niece, Jane Nicolas; a nephew, Ray Kinderman; and 10 grandnieces and grandnephews. No local services will be held. Memorial services will be held Tuesday in Long Beach, Calif. Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of choice. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

WALZ: Longtime New Mexico newspaper publisher Jack Anthony Walz died Monday in Albuquerque from complications relating to cancer. Mr. Walz was the former manager and co-publisher of the Silver City Daily Press, and former co-owner and publisher of the Lordsburg Liberal. Mr. Walz was born Jan. 18, 1931, in San Antonio, Texas, to Ferdinand Walz and Kathryn Stephens. Both parents pre- ceded Mr. Walz in death. Mr. Waiz's family relocated to Upland, Ind., when he was 5 years of age. In Upland, Mr. Walz was a star high school athlete in track, basketball and baseball. An Upland newspaper, The Courier, referred to Mr. Walz in one of its sports stories at the "iron man" of Jefferson High School be- cause of his athletic abilities and versatility. Following high school, Mr. Walz continued in sports as he pitched fast-pitch softball in Indiana and New Mexico, and led several teams to local and regional championships, Mr. Walz began his post-high school employment as a Linotype operator and job shop printer in Upland and surrounding areas. He moved in 1956 to Silver City, where he worked as a Linotype operator and job shop printer at the Silver City Daily Press. Mr. Walz was employed by then Silver City Daily Press owner and JxiMisher Col. Clyde Ely. He continued employment at the Silver City Daily Press until 1981. While employed at the Press, Mr. Walz was promoted to foreman of the job printing shop, head Linotype operator, and subsequently was named manager and co-publisher by William F. Ely, During his lengthy association with the Silver City Daily Press, Mr. Walz maintained a very close working relationship with the Ely purchaser and co-publisher of the Lordsburg Liberal. He purchased the Liberal in 1972 from Dick Rice. Mr. Walz was sole owner and publisher of the Liberal until he sold his interest in the newspaper to the Ely Publishing Co. in 1994. Mr. Walz remained active in the publishing of the Liberal as well as writing his column, Papalote, until several weeks before his death. In 1998, he won a New Mexico Press Association E.H. Shaffer award for his column. Mr. Walz moved in 1985 from Silver City to Lordsburg where, in addition to pub- lishing the Liberal, he became active in community affairs. He served as president of the^ Lion's Club; member of the Elks Club; president of the Chamber of Commerce; and member of the Knights of Pythias. He was honored as Lordsburg's Citizen of the Year in 1994. In addition to his newspaper and community interests, Mr. Walz was co-founder of Southwest Offset, a publishing company located in Silver City; and he and his wife, Amelia, previously owned and operated the Grinder Mill, a popular restaurant in Silver City, and AJ's, an eatery in Lordsburg. Mr. Walz is survived by his wife, Amelia, whom he married in 1983. Also surviving are five children; seven stepchildren; 36 grandchildren, including step-grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren, including step-great-grandchildren;, two brothers; and four half sisters. Mr. Waiz's five children are Kent Walz, Jerry A. Walz, Barbara Johnstad, Martha Reid and her husband, Mark, and Dan Walz and his wife, Marcia, all of whom reside in the greater Albuquerque area. Mr. Waiz's stepchildren are Bertha Arzola and her husband, Arthur, of Silver City, Joe "Chito" Flores and his wife, Mary, of Silver City, Josie Casias and her husband, Joe, of Safford, Ariz., Fernando Flores and his wife, Kathy, of Silver City, Billy Flores and his wife, Loretta, of Las Cruces, Mary Helen Halford and her husband, Mike, of Safford, and Juanita Lueras of Lordsburg. Mr. Walz is also survived by two younger brothers, Donald Walz and his wife, Mary, and Fred Walz and his wife, Carol, all of Upland; and four half sisters, Julia Agnes Murphy and her husband, Bob, of Tipton, Ind., Naomi Pore of Tipton, Ava Lee Hughes and her husband, Bob, of Lafayette, Ind., and Edell Cox of Tipton. He was preceded in death by his old- est half brother, Walter Walz. There will be a viewing at the Lordsburg Funeral Home Thursday from 1-5 p.m. A rosary is scheduled in Lordsburg Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Pedro Valdez officiating. Viewing in Silver City will be Friday from .1-5 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. A rosary will also be held in Silver City, Friday at 7 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Silver City at St. Francis Newman Center with Father Marcos Reyna officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Following interment, a reception will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Silver City. Pallbearers will be Richard Chaires, Bob Martin, Harvey Lang, Bill Archibald, Ben Casias and dark Smith. Funeral arrangements are by Lords- burg Funeral Home.

Rufus H. Wamel, pioneer New Mexico resident and prominent Hidalgo county cattleman died today of a heart attack. He was 63. Wamel came here three months ago from his home at Animas where hé operated the second, oldest ranch in Hidalgo county. Born at Menard, Tex., he moved to Animas with his family when he was one year old. He Was one of the first county commissioners after Hidalgo county was formed, and served in the state legislature In 1933-37. He was president of both the Hildogo county farm bureau and the Old state soil conservation board and active in the Masonic lodge. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Joe Heaston and a son, B. H. Wamel, jr., all of Albuguerque; a brother, W. W. Wamel of Pumona Calif., and two sisters, Mrs, E G. Schultz of Cincinnati, 0., and Mrs. Daisy M. Upton of Deming. - Funeral services will be held at Lordsbrurg,.

Charles C. Ward, a retired U S Internal Revenue Service official died the past week in South Pasdeno, Calif. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Flora L. Ward. A sister of Don Lusk of Siver City’. Funeral services were held in Bakersfield where burial to place.

The funeral service for Douglas A. Ward, 25, who had resided in Pinos Altos for the past 17 months, were held July 16 In the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary in Silver City with the Rev. Keith Bonny of the Bayard Methodist Church as officiant. Cremation services will follow at a later tlme. Mr. Ward, the operator of the Buckhorn Saloon and Restaurant in Pinos Altos, died of a gunshot wound received on a street in Pinos Altos during the early morning hours of Saturday, July 13. Survivors of the deceased include his widow, Mrs. Ernestifla A. Ward of Pinos Altos; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Ward of Merced, Calif.; and his grandfather, Harvey S. Smith of Merced.

WARD: Geraldine A. Ward, 84, of Silver City died Saturday, Sept. 4, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Earlville, I11., and was a re- tired waitress. She was fondly known as Grandma Gerry to many when she worked at The Drifter Restaurant. A memorial service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include a son, Charles W. Ward, and wife, Arcenia, of Dexter; one daughter, Mary Harrington of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Ruth Wigglesworth of Missouri; four grandchildren, Fred Dominguez of Silver City, Jerry Dominguez of Arizona, Pete Dominguez Jr. of Arizona, and Floyd L. Harrington Jr. of Arizona; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Sam Lee Shatter, and a sister, Aileen Stoner. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

James A. Ward, a pioneer resident of Grant County and retired pioneer rancher, died April 6 in Long Beach, Calif. Burial took place in Cypress, Calif. Survivors are two sons, Walter A. Ward, Silver City and LeRoy Ward, Long Beach, Calif., and a daughter, Mrs. Eddie Nelson, La Mirada Calif

WARD: Margaret C. Ward, 91, died at Fort Bayard Friday. She was born in White Oak and had lived in Grant County since 1942. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church of Salem. Survivors include one daughter, Land Miller of ‘Central; two sons, John C. Ward of Central and E.J. Ward of Hatch; two sisters, Florence Ward of Alamogordo and Lula Curtis of Walnut Grove, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services Will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with Richard Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Allan Ward, Jerry Ward,’ Mike Ward, Claude Hicks, Andrew Gililland and Jim Amos. Funeral arrañgements are by the Wheeler F4uneral Home of Silver City.

Funeral services for Mrsa clara S Ward, 72, who died in Redwood City CA June 1 were held in the Curtis Bright Funeral chapel at 2pm Saturday. Entombment followed in the Masonic Mausoleum with Mrs Wimmie Phillips reader of the Christian Science church officiating. Family members have requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to either the Christian science society or the Silver city Public Library or the Silver City Museum.

Mrs. Clara S Ward, 72, a native of Magellan, who had lived most of her life in Silver city died early Tuesday in a hospital in Redwood City CA, as a result of a short illness suffered while visiting the home of a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Raydick and her family. Mrs. Ward was the daughter of a pioneer New Mexican family, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Schiff early day merchants of Mogollon, who in Mrs Wards youth moved to Silver City to carry on their business. Mrs. Ward's husband, Edward Ward, who proceeded her in death in 1958, for many years was the owner of Silco Theaters Inc. and served the Town of Silver City as mayor for several terms. Immediate survivors of Mrs. Ward include her three daughters, Mrs. Rudick, Mrs. Joanne Sumbert, of Elyria Ohio, and Mrs. Winnie Cain of Silver City; eight grandchildren and one brother, Max Schiff of Silver City. Mrs. Wards remains will be returned to Silver City where funeral arrangements are pending with Curtis Bright.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Mrs. Willie Mae Ward, 72, a lifetime resident of Grant County. Mrs. Ward died’ last Tuesday at her home in Arenas Valley. Rev. John Rebman, of the Sixth Street Baptist Church officiated at the services with burial made in Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers were Cecil Emery, Sherman Harper, Fred Christopher, Al Brown, Howard Morgan-and John Simons. Mrs.. Ward Is survived by her husband, Edward J. Ward, Arenas Valley; sons Edward J. Ward, Jr., Arenas Valley, Elmer Ward, Oxnard, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Mae hunter, Silver City; ten grandchildren and three ‘great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Watkins, Cliff, and Mrs. Lily Light, Silver City.

WARD~ Roley S. “Bud” Ward Jr., a resident of Los Lunas, formerly of Silver City, died Monday, Sept. 21, in Albuquerque. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the White Oaks Cemetery near Carrizozo.

WARD: Walter A Ward, 69, a lifelong resident of Silver City passed away Saturday at Gila reginal Medical Center. Mr Ward ,with his parents, James and Sadie Ward, homesteaded on a ranch on greenwood canyon near Gila Packing Co. He attended school in Cliff. He had worked for Ross Henry Truck Lines and was an excellent truck driver, then was employed by Phelps dodge Co on a drill rig. After that he worked for Clifton Chevron and again returned to Phelps dodge until his retirement in 1979. He was initiated into the Mason Order Tyrone Lodge #52 Jan 10 1919. he was passed March 10 1919 and was raised April 6 1949. He joined Eastern Star in 1955. In June 1936 he married Ella Traynor and this resulted in two children Walter and Ella. He had planned to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary in June 1986. He was preceded in death by his only brother Leroy in June 1984. He is survived by his wife Ella of Silver city; one son, Walter Keith and his wife Jo Ann of fort Worth TX, a daughter, Marna June and her husband David Boyd of San Jose CA; four grandchildren, Nickie Ward of Huntsville TX and Kevin and Michelle Boyd of san Jose; a sister, Nelda Nelson of Buena Park CA; an uncle, K S Sampson of Holbrook AZ, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be all Masons, Wally Helm, Milton Reed, Bernarde G Hedges, James McCauley, Ned Parrish, and Darwin bleak. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Keen, Floyd Rasmuson, Jake McGumm, Howard Ruston, George Rydeski, Dick goldsmith, Roy Fisher, Wes Brown, Earnie Brown, Joe Mason, Dick Hays, Don Gnader Sr., Jeff Tanner, and Ed Walker. Arrangements by Curtis Bright.

WARD: Walter A. Ward, 69, died at 6:20 a.m. today in the Gila Regional Medicall Center. He was a ~ time resident of Grant county. Arrangements are pending.

William H. Ward, 33, smelter worker at Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corp., at Hurley, died suddenly Tuesday of a heart attack, which occurred at the roping grounds south of Hurley. Verdict of a coroner’s jury at an inquest was that death was due to natural causes. Mr. Ward was alone at the time. Survivors are his wife and two sons. Born at Pinos Altos, Mr. Ward had been employed by Kennecott the past nine years. He served in the U. S. Army in the European Theater in World War II. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Arthur Bomers of the Hurley Union church conducting the rites. Inernment will be in the Silver cemetery.

William L. Ward, 70, a veteran of World War I, died last Friday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a retired railroad telegraph operator. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Ward. Rodeo; a daughter, Mrs. Van B. Wiggins, Austin, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Fort Bayard chapel, with the Rev. Henry Meredith conducting the rites. Burial was in the Fort Bayard cemetery with military honors. Interment was under the direction of the Curtis Mortuary.

William M. Ward, a former resident, and Texaco station operator of Truth or Consequences passed away December 31,’ 1953, In the Tucumcari General Hospital. At the time of his death he was operating a grocery store at Stead, New Mexico. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Johnnie Cain ‘of Stead; one brother, E. W. Ward of Silver City, and two grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death eight months ago. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Clayton, Sunday afternoon, January 3, and he was laid to rest in the Clayton Cemetery. Mr. Ward was born March 28, 184, In Mason County, Texas.

William M. Ward, a former resident, and Texaco station operator of Truth or Consequences passed away December 31, 1953, In the Tucumcari General Hospital. At the time of his death he was operating a grocery store at Stead, New Mexico. He is survived by one daughter,: Mrs. Johnnie Cain of Stead; one brother, E. W. Ward of Silver city, and two grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death eight months ago. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Clayton, Sunday afternoon, January 3, and he was laid to rest in the Clayton Cemetery. Mr. Ward was born March 28, 1884, in Mason County, Texas.

Death in El Paso last Thuresday from a heart attack claimed WIllIan P Ward, 54, for many year a resident of Silver City. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs Walter, Ward,’and brothe of James ..A. Ward, Sprlngdale, Ark. Surviving, besides his. brother, are his wife, and son, William P Ward Jr El ‘Paso, who are accompaning the body to Silver City for burial -Mr. Ward for some years had resided ln El Paso, where he was employed In the state National Bank, and in recent years was with the general offices of the Southern . Pacific Railway Company. At one timehë was with the Bank of America in Los Angeles, Funeral services were held at’ the Cox Mortuary çhapel’Monday afternoon, with Mrs, Ruth Myra reading the Christian Science service. Internment was in The family plot In the City cemetery, Pallbearers were E. W. Ward W. J. Brent, Jack Borestien and Edwin Schultz. Schutz,

Ward: Sam B. Ward, 74, retired rancher died Saturay in Hillcrest General Hospital. He was a retired rancher and had lived at Hurleyfor 16 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs.Marget C. Ward; two sons, Edwin of Hurley and John of Tularosa, and daughter, Mrs. Frank Miller of Hillsboro, New Hampshire. Funeral services were held at 4p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. CharlesS. Walker of the Frist Methodist Church, conductingthe rites. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery.

Ward: Edward J. Ward Jr., 72, of Hanover, died Wednesday morning in Silver City of cancer after a brief illness. He was born to Willie Mae and Edward J. Ward Sr. in 1915 at Pinos Altos and was baptized in the Santa Rita Baptist Church. He worked many years at mining and logging at a very young age and attended some school but quit at the age of 15 to help his dad support the family. He played a fiddle and guitar at all the home dances in those days. He married Virgie Bush on Mother's Day in 1939 and she preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1977 in the bayard Baptist church. Mr. Ward was a member of the first baptist church in Bayard and the Bluegrass Grant County Fiddlers Association. He is survived by his wife, Alice Ward of Hanover; one stepdaughter, Edna Legee of Gillette, Wyo.; two stepsons, Bernon Gibson and his wife, Joyce, of Rifle, Colo., and Dan Gibson and his wife, Nancy, of Snohomish,Wash.; one sister, Agnes Hunter and her husband, Frank, of Silver city; two brothers, Elmer Ward and his wife, Kate, of Oxnard, Calif., and Ira Ward and his wife, Margie, of Arenas valley; three sisters-in-law, Jean Bush of Bayard and Della M. LeVezue and MerryWard, both of Arenas Valley; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Ward will lie in state for visitation Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wheeler chapel. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastor Bill Miller officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be William Ward, Joey Ward, Tom White, Pete Cody, Gary Bush and Gary Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are all his many friends and coworkers of Chino Mines Co. and members of the First Baptist Church in Bayard. The Grant County Fiddlers Association will provide a meal for everyone after the service at the Ira Ward residence on Goathead Lane, off Kirlkand road in Arenas Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church in Bayard. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Ward: Edward James Ward, 86, died at Resthaven Nursing Home following an extended illnes. Mr. Ward was a native of Burnet, TX., and had lived in Grant County for the past 76 years. He was a retired millman for Kennecott Copper Corporation. Survivors include three sons, Ira of Arenas Valley, Edward of Arenas Valley,and Elmer of Oxnard, CA.; one daughter, Mrs. Agnes Hunter of Silver City; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Orville Mengas of Bisbee, AZ.

Ward: Elmer E. Ward, a former resident of Grant County, passed away in Oxnard, Calif., on Sunday following a prolonged illness. He was born Oct. 11, 1917, in Pinos Altos to Ed and Willie Mae Ward. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Ed Ward. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; a son, Harlen Ray, three daughters, Lola Mae, Lorretta Fay and Billie Jean; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Ira M. Ward; a sister, Agnes Hunter of Silver City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services on Tuesday in Oxnard were followed by cremation.

Ward: Ira M. Ward, 72, a native of Grant County, entered life eternal Tuesday. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret "Margie" Ward of the home; and a daughter, Doris White, a son-in-law, Tom, and a grandson, Troy, all of Silver City. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Arthur, Edward, Elmer and Bill; a sister, Agnes Hunter; and a granddaughter, Tammy Jo White. He was born in Pinos Altos to Edward and Wilda Mae Cothrun Ward on Nov. 25, 1919. He and his family were musicians in the area for many years, playing for dances. He was an active member of the Grant County Old-Time Fiddlers Association, helping organize the groups' annual old-time fiddler's contest and camp-outs. He worked until his retirement as a turbine operator at Chino Mines. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Calling hours will start at 10 Monday morning. The funeral service will be held at 2p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. David F. Goble, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff, officiating. He will be laid to rest at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will beLeonard Short, Carl Freeman, Milton Hooker, Frank Keller, Henry Saunders and David Anderson. Honorary bearers will be all of the members of the Old-Time Fiddlers Association. Judy Barentine will provide music as the organist. Barbara Laney will accompany as the vocalist. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Ward: Mrs. Vergie Ann Ward passed away August 6, at her home in Arenas Valley.

Warden: Lola Warden, 87, a resident of Columbus, Ga., died Saturday after a long illness. She was a charter member of the Bayard United Methodist Church, the American Association of Retired People, and the Grant County Retired Teachers Association.In 1962, she retired from the Cobre School System where she had taught for a number of years. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Leonard Barefield of Columbus; three grandchildern; four great-grandchildern; a sister, Winifred Cronin, and a brother, Charles James, both of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Georgia with interment in Ohio. A memorial celebration of her life will be held Thursday evening, July 6, at 7 in the Bayard United Methodist Church with Pastor Ray Keene officiating.

Graveside rites for Edward Warmbrodt, 88, a resident of the Rifle community since August of 1965, will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Rev. Floyd J. Fischer will officiate. Burial will be In the Rose Hill Cemetery. The Sowder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Warmbtodt was born on Feb. 23, 1882, at Sedan, Kan., and passed away at the E. Dene Moore Nursing Home late Tuesday evening, May 26. Mr. Warmbrodt had lived in Central, New Mexico for over 46 years prior to making his home in Rifle. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Hurley, N.M. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Stella Ewing of Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Margaret Miller of Rifle; and nieces and nephews including Mrs. Dan Cameron of Rifle.

Mrs. Sarah Warner, 85, resident of Tyrone and Silver City for over 40 years, passed away Monday at Rest Haven Nursing Home, where she has been a patient for several months. The widow of William Riddle Warner, widely known artist, famous for his paintings of Western scenes, Mrs. Warner had a wide circle of friends who mourn her death. Survivors are two’ brothers, Harry and Richard White, of Wilmington, Delaware. Rosary services were held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Mass was said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Fr. James Milano. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

In the death Sunday, March 2, at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital, of William Riddle Warner, 62, the Southwest lost one of its oldest and Well known landscape artists, whose paintings of. mountain scenery and reproducton in oil of ranch.scenes won him national rceognition over a long period of years. His inspiration to paint came from the grandeur of the mountains, the beauty of the valleys, and the atmosphere of life on the vast ranches of the west. Despite an illness which forced hospitalization the past two years, he continued to paint to the day of his deat h, doing some of his finest work he an invalid, due to a heart ailment. Mr Warner was born in Colling Wood Ontario, Cana Oct 9th and came to the southwest as a youth, his first job being with the Indian service in Az. He entered the Army at the outbrea k of ‘World Wa r I and served overseas as an officer. Returning home after the war, he became a forest ranger, as a signal to duty in the Gila Nationa 1 Forest, u nder Supervisor Frederic Winn, with stations on the Fort Bayard Reservation in Pinos Altos Mountains, and in the Burro Mountains. In 1915 he was married, his wife, Mrs. Sarah Warner, surviving, together with a brother. J. Bruce Warner, New York City. Some years ago, Mr. and Mrs.Warner resided for a short time in El Paso, where he became interested in real estate. Returning to Silvr Citv, Mr Warner became the agent for a Minne:sota bank in disposition of extensive land holdings of the Gila Farm Co on the Gila river. Arosary service was held Tuesday morning at the Cox Mortuary attended by many friends.

WARNER: William T. Warner, 70, a resident of Rincon, Sona Ana County, died October 1 in the Santa Fe Railway Hospital at Albuquerque, after a long illness. In the railroad service for 50years Mr. Warner had 44 years service as a conductor on the Santa Fe branch from Rincon to Silver City. He was a member of the Hurley Lodge of Masons of which he was a past master and life member and also was a member of the Scottish Rite Abyud Shrine in Albuquerque. He also held membership in the Hatch chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and also in the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen until he retired. Also he served in World War I. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Kate E. Warner of Rincon; two brothers, G. L. Warner, Wichita, Kan., and A. E. Warner, Great Bend, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Franklin, Great Bend, Kan., and Mrs. Bertha Thomas, LaJunta, Colo. Funeral services were held at Flagstaff, Arizona, with burial rites by the Flagstaff Masonic Lodge. The Rev. George Wright of the Flagstaff Federated Church conducted the funeral services. Full military honors for a veteran marked the burial.

Funeral services for David D. Warren, prominent Separ rancher, were held Sunday, June 14, at the ‘Heather Mortuary in Lordsburg. He died at the Lordsburg Hospital Thursday June 11. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Alton B. Warren, Silver City, David warren Jr Lordburg and a brother Claude Warren, casa Grande Az.

Warren: Eldon Troy Warren, Las Cruces, was accidentally shot through the neck and killed last Friday by a companion who had been shooting at a coyote. Warren was 16 years old. A witness reported that he had accompanied William C, Rhea, William Louis Rhea and the latter's five year old son on a trip into a canyon atthe old Two C Ranch, south and east of Hurley to put out salt of cattle. Returning, the party spotted a coyote on the hill and stopped the pickup in which they were riding. Sheriff Leslie Goforth said he was told that William Louis Rhea got out and took a .308 rifle and began shooting at the coyote. According to testimony introduced at an inquest Saturday morning before Justiceof the Peace R.O. Day of Hurley, Warren was in the back of the truck with the five-year-old boy. Both were lying low while Rhea was shooting at the coyote. Rhea thought he emptied the gun but cocked it again and it went off accidentally. As it did, Warren sat up in the truck and was shot through the neck. He died a few minutes later. The coroner's jury ruled the death accidental. Warren is survived by his mother, Mrs. B. Warren, Las Cruces; three sisters, Mrs. Ben Vensen and Mrs. J.M. Smith, Sweetwater Tex, and Mrs. Fred Wallie, Slayton, Tex.; and five brothers, W. R.Warren, Silver City, Leonard Warren, Las Cruces, Floyd Warren, SanFrancisco, Leeman Warren, Houston, and Wayne Warren, Deming. Cox Mortuary will send the body to Sweetwater for Funeral services andburial will be int eh family cemetery at Robey, Tex.

Warren: Funeral services for George F. Warren were held at three o'clock Friday afternoon at the Cox Mortuary chapel with J.C.Magrum, minister of the Bayard Church of Christ, and Joe Watson, minister of the Silver City Church of Christ, officiating. Mr. Warren was minister of the Church of Christ at Hanover and owner and operator of the Santa Rita Barber Shop. He was fatally injured about six o'clock Wednesday evening when the 1953 Buick sedan which he was driving ran off the road and turned over down a 20-foot embankment and struck a tree. He died en route to the hospital in Silver City. Mr. Warren, who was 54, came to Grant County eight years ago from Alabama. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge of Montgomery, Ala. and belonged to the York Rites chapter of Deming, and was a member of the Shrine in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Mary Belle and a son, George Warren, Jr., both of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Robert I. Townsley of Silver Bell, Ariz. and Mrs. Douglas Moore of Bayard; three brothers,Holly and Robert of Dora, Ala. and John of Tinila, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Mamie Chester of Dora, Ala.; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ray Moore, Wesley Townsley, Frank Caldwell, Harlan Smith, Lonnie Morrison and Charles Martin. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Charles Margulies, Claude Nard, Bruce Greene, W.H. Goodrich and M.P. Bryant. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery of Silver City.

Jesse Lee Warren, 68, of Silver City, formerly of El Paso, Texas, entered life eternal Monday at his residence. He was born April 3, 1924, in El Paso to Jesse L. and Margaret Trevathan Warren. Mr. Warren owned and operated a ceramic store in the El Paso area before his retirement. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Warren was a member of the Silver City First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Dorothy M. Warren of the home; three sons, Russell Warren of El Paso, David Warren of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Andrew Warren of Pleasanton, Calif.; a sister, Merry Bush of El Paso; three grandchildren, Nicholas Warren of Newport, R. I., and Nikki and Christine Warren, both of El Paso; a great-grandchild, Tyler Christine Warren of El Paso; nephew, John David Warren of Houston and George Bush of El Paso; nieces, Merry Anne Summerford of El Paso and Joan Jahn of Arlington; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Shirley Barton of Santa Fe. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Baca's Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Jesse Liles officiating. Interment will follow at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Warren: Kenneth Mark (Butch) Warren, 31, died June 19. Warren was a lifelon

Warren: Myrtly B. Warren, 73, died Saturday, September 9, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Warren was born in North Carolinaand had lived in Grant County for 32 years where she was a member of the Church of Christ. She id survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rubye Townsley of Willcox, Arizona, Mrs. Jeanette Moore of Las Cruces, a son, George F. Warren, Jr. of Silver City, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Mr. Kenneth Evans of the Sillver City Church of Christ and Mr. Robert Townsley of the Willcox, Arizona Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were, CarrollJacobs, Clyde Isbell, Ray Groves, Lonnie Morrison, Charles Crutcher and Glenn Young.

Warrick: Agnes Brewer Warrick, 67, of Long Beach, Calif. passed away on March 6, 1981 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carol Malnar in Murrieta, Calif., following a lingering illness. She will be remembered by her many friends for her service to the community as a charter member of the Pilot Club (which is now the 24 Club) and as an active communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd until she and her husband, Gilbert L. Warrick, who preceded her in death, moved to Long Beach, Calif. at the beginning of World War II. Mrs. Warrick was a devoted worker for the Arthritis Foundation for many years and continued this work from an office in her home until shortly before her death. She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Mrs. Rickey Lee) Malnar of Murrieta, Calif. and Linda (Mrs. Ed) Chesson of Diamond Bar, Calif.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Herndon of Albuquerque, and Mrs. Beatrice Mason of Los Angeles. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Cancer Fund. The Rev. C.M. Henderson will conduct memorial services today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Interment of remains will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright.

Warrick: Gertrude C. Warrick, 99, a resident of Silver City, passed away Thursday in Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. She wasborn in Blair, Neb., on Sept. 8, 1889, and moved to Silver City with her husband and two sons in 1917. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Warrick, in 1929 and her son, Gilbert, in 1970. Mrs. Warrick was a county director for the New Mexico Department of Public Welfare, and retired in 1956. She is survived by her son, Stuart Warrick, and his wife, Frances, of Silver City; two granddaughters, Carol Malnar of Aguanga, Calif., and Linda Chesson of Norco, Calif.; two grandsons, Richard Warrick of Dallas, Texas, and Stuart Warrick Jr. of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday at 10a.m. in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Wally Helm, Ernie Brown, Walter WIlson, Sam Steppe, Sam Servis and John A. Huff. Arrangements areby the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Warrick: Stuart C. Warrick, 80, passed away Sunday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born in Blair, Neb. Mr. Warrick lived in Silver City since 1916. He served in World War II and the Korean War as an artillery officer and wa commanding officer of the 716 AAA, Battery B, Artillery. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the good Shepherd and a 50-year member of Elks Lodge No. 413. Mr. Warrick retired from Fort Bayard Medical Center as the hospital adminisrator. Surviors include his wife, Margaret Frances Warrick of Silver City; two sons, Stuart Warrick Jr. of Cost Mesa, Calif. and Richard Warrick of Wichita, Kans.; and his grandchildren, Brian Keith Warrick, Bradley Kevin Warrick, Kelly Warrick Harvey, Jonathan Edward Bube and Joel Andrew Warrick, all of Costa Mesa and Christopher Edward Bube of Steamboat Springs, Colo. Memorial services will be held this afternoon at two in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grant County Humane Society in Silver City. Family members selected Curtis-Bright/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

Mrs. William R. Washburn. 88, widow of Dr. Washburn, for many years on the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital staff, died Monday in Las Cruces, where she had resided in recent years. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Barbara Irvine of Tularosa. A son, Robert, serving in the U. S. Armed Forces, was killed in action In World War II. Funeral mass was said today in St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Las Cruces, followed by burial in San Jose cemetery.

Washburn: Wanda Washburn, an Animas resident, died Wednesday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. The graveside funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 at Apache Cemetery in Apache, Ariz., with Houston Moore officiating.

Wason: Bertha, 88 of Bayard, died Thursday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Wason was a communicant of the Catholic Church. She was a longtime resident of Grant County and was memberof the Eastern Stars and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Wason, in 1975. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. in Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Francis Roundtree officiating. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

WASSERMAN: Helena Wasserman Goodman died .Feb. 1 at her Menlo Park, Calif. home surrounded by her family. She was 81 years old, and had lived in Menlo Park for the last 26 years ~Mrs. Goodman ‘was born.. March 24, 1916, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Silver City, where her parents owned a women’s store. She left Silver City in the late 1930s and worked in various federal agencies through the end of Depression and WW II.

Michael Wasserman, 91, a pioneer resident of Silver City, died Sunday in Hillcrest Hospital. For many years he was a well known merchant in Silver City, retiring 25 years ago. Mr. Wasserman was one of the oldest members of Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8. Officers and members of the lodge conducted ritualistic funeral services at the Curtis Mortuary chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. and the body was sent to Denver for Interment. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Daniel Goodman, of Los Altos, Calif.

Mrs Michel Wasserman died suddenly today at about l;45 p.m. as the result of .a heart attack. Mrs. Wasserman was sticken this morning about 10 o’clock with a slight coronary attack. She went home and appeared to be getting along all right until death came suddenly. Beside her husband,. Mrs.Wasserman is survived by a daughter Mrs. Dan Goodman of Berkeley, Calif., who has been contacted and with her husband will be here as soon as. possible.

WATERS: Marlin R. Waters, 71, a Bayard resident, passed away Wednesday at his residence. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

WATERS: Marlin R. Waters, 71, of Bayard passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at Bright Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bright Funeral Home with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Waters was born May 29, 1928, in Arizona. He was the son of Edward Patrick Waters and Myrtle May Roberts Waters. Mr. Waters is survived by four sons, Ronnie Dale Waters and his wife, Cynthia, of Farming- ton, Edward Patrick Waters of Oklahoma City, Timothy Gene Waters of Silver City and Terry Lee Broyles of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Anna Mae Hen-era and her husband, Ray, and Christina Garey and her husband, Tony; and grandchildren, Cory Waters, Nathan McClain, Trisha Waters, Josh Waters, Tyler McClain, Scott Herrera, Roy Herrera Jr., Zachary Waters, Rocky Waters, Shannon Waters, Raphael Waters, Kristen Herrera and Isaac Garey. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Waters served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, and received a Bronze Star. He retired from Havens Construction in T989. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 90790, Albuquerque, NM K7199-0790. Pallbearers will be Roy Herrera, Scott Herrera, Roy Herrera Jr., Tony Garey, Kenny Havens and Jimmy Baize. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,

Buster Watkins, 73, a native of Pinos Altos and former long-time resident of Grant County, died Monday in Los Angeles, Calif., following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held today at the Curtis Mortuary in. Silver City. Survivors of the deceased in dude a son, Dean Watkins of Los Angeles; three daughters, Laura Ellen Eerdinando, Jo Anne Crorner of Los Angeles, and Winifred Barrows of Silver City; and several grandchildren.

WATKINS: Leroy Watkins, 58, died Sunday in Silver City. He was born in Stevensville TX and was a member of the New Mexico Conference of the United Methodist church. He was appointed to serve as the first United Methodist Church of Silver City. Mr. Watkins was a member of the T or C Masonic Lodge, the Rotary Club, member of Odessa TX. He is survived by his wife Rosen Watkins of Silver City. Two daughters, Cristine Ellington of Raleigh NC and Carolyn New of Jal, one daughter-in-law Fran Watkins of …….. mother Adell Garner of Jal; six grandchildren Thomas Glenn Watkins of Natchitoches, Carlissa Ratcliff, Wendy Ann New and Erin Leigh New all of Jal and Jeremy Ellington and Cristine Ellington of Raleigh. Visitation will be from 7 – 9:30pm at the Curtis Bright Funeral home. Services will be held at 2pm Tuesday in the First United Methodist Church in Silver city. Officiating will be Russell Parchman. Memorial services will be held at 2pm Thursday in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev Parchman officiating. Internment will follow in the Kermit Tx. Contributions can be made to Parsonage Fund. Curtis Bright was in charge.

Graveside services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. M. E. Watkins, 83, who died in Mesa, Ariz., Friday, Dec. 17. She was a pioneer of this area, having come to southwestern New Mexico in a covered wagon in 1886. Services were held in Mesa Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Leonard D. Owens of the Assembly of God Church officiating. She is survived by four sons, Lee of Mulecreek, James of; Morenci, Thaddus of Mesa and Buster of Mesa; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Harkey of Mulecreek and Mrs. Curtis O’Gwyn of Mesa; one sister, Mrs. Sally Rambeau of Mesa and by several grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Local services were conducted by the Rev. Mary Jeffry of Cliff. Members of the Methodist Girl’s Choir sang under the direction of Mrs. Rebecca Gamblin; Pallbearers were Carl Hawk, Wayne’ Hawk, Alexander Watkins, Daniel Watkin.s, Dean Watkins and Judge Richburg. Arrangements were made by Cox Mortuary.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie J. Watkins who died Tuesday were held in. the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 1O:3O a.m. Friday with interment following in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. The Rev. Hal Swartzendruber of the Bayard Assembly of God Church officiated. Pallbearers were Bud Deacon, David Burns, Charlie Stockton, C. C. Harkey, Valdee Crotts and Irvin Dinwiddie.

Watkins; Riley R. Watkins, 64, who had lived in Silver City for 13, year, passed away at the family home last Saturday Survivinr are his wife, Mrs. Lettie Watkins; a son , Calvin Lavern, Calif; daughter, Sandra; two brothers, James of East Bornstadt, Ky. and Hraman of Miami, Fla. and asister, Mrs. C. F. Huffman, also of Miami Furneal services were held Monday at 3 p.m.at the Cox Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Clarence Crow of the Frist Baptist church. Burial took place in the Silver City cementery.

Watkins: Carrie Mae Watkins, 79, of Silver City entered life eternal Wednesday evening at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 10, 1912, in Carrizo Springs, Texas, and had resided in Grant County for 21 years. Mrs. Watkins was a nurse. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Memorial services will be held Saturday morning at 10 at St. Francis Newman Center with the Rev. George Reynolds officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include a son, Daniel Lee Watkins of Monterey, Calif.; five daughters, Shirly Field of Ravenden, Ark., Margaret Wingate and Mary O'Day of Silver City, Charlotte Grandy of Mesa, Ariz., and Martha McClelland of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two brothers, Leslie Bell "Pete" Franks of Payson, Ariz., and Clarence Franks of Mesa; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thaddeus James Watkins Sr., and a son, Thaddeus James Watkins Jr. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wattkins, grace 90, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Wednesday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Hurne in Lordsburg. Visitation will be held Friday in the Lordsburg Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. A graveside funeral service will take place Saturday in Mountain View Cemetery at 2 p.m. A full obituary will appear In Friday’s newspaper. Family members selected Lords’ burg Funeral Home to serve them.

Watkins: Joyce LaVerne Watkins, 69, a lifelong resident of SIlver City passed away peacefully at her home Sunday after an extended illness. She was born at Stamford, Texas, on March 8, 1925. Ms. Watkins was a member of the First Baptist Chruch and a past memberof the Rebekahs of Silver City. She was a longstanding contributor to several charities and religious organizations and she was a witness to those who knew her, that no matter what happened she stood firm in her faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Watkins; a son Darrell Woodrow Mcdonald; and two sisters, OlaMae McMurdo and Ruth Jones. Surviving family members are her daughters, Carol Pastorelli of Campbell, Calif., and Kathy Smith of Silver City; a sister, Louise Fincher of Bloomfield; and two grandsons, Mark and David boyle. Funeral services will be held at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Jesse Liles presiding. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Watkins: Lorene Watkins, 64, a resident of Mule Creek died this morning in McClean, Texas. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Watkins: Lorene E. Watkins, 64, a resident of Mule Creek, passed away Thursday in McLean, Texas. She was born July 31, 1931, the daughter of Jess and LaVada Burns in Morenci, Ariz. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church of Gila. She is survived by her husband, Alexandre Watkins of the family home; her son, Jesse Lee Watkins of McLean; a daughter, Rachel Knapp of Billings,Mont.; her brother, David Burns of Silver City; and four sisters,Mary Baird, Joyce Baird and Jean Thompson of Lordsburg, and Betty Bridgeford of Silver City. She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Paul Watkins, and her daughters, Lavern Deacon and Alice Farrell. Mrs. Watkins will be buried in a graveside ceremony Saturday afternoon at two at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. Pastor Glen Gray will officiate at the graveside service. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Riley: Riley R. Watkins, 64, who had lived in Silver City for 13,years passed away at the family home last Saturday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.Lettie Watkins; a son Calvin Lavern, Calif.; daughter Sandra; two brothers , James of East Bornstadit, Ky., and Herman of Miami, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. C. F. Huffman ,also of Miami. Funeral services were held Monday at the Cox Motuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Clarence Crow of the frist Baptist Church. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

Watkins: Samuel Watkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Watkins of Mule Creek died Nov. 1, 1981 in Hobbs. Mr. Watkins was born April13, 1951 and lived the first 19 years of his life at Mule Creek. The past nine years of his life he lived in Hobbs and worked for the New Mexico State Highway Dept. Services for Mr. Watkins were held November 4 at 10:30 a.m. at graveside in the Gila Cemetery. Rev. Terry Paschall of the First Assembly of God and Rev. Joel Swartzel of the Church of God, both of Silver City, officiated. Mr. Watkins' survivors include his wife, Ruby, and his son, BobbieGlenn of Hobbs, N.M.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Watkins of Mule Creek; a brother, Jessie Watkins of Andrews, Tex.; a sister, Rachel Knapp of Muile Creek; and a grandmother, Vada Burnsof Lordsburg. All arrangements were under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

Funeral services for Thaddeus C. Watkins, father of Mrs. C.C. Harkey of Silver City, were held here Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church the Rev. White officiating. Mr. Watkins died Thursday, Sept 16 at Mesa Ariz. He was 82 years of age, having been born in Kerr county Tx, June 17, 1866. On Sept 1, 1884, he was married to Matty Welsh. To this union eight children were born, of whom six survived; Lee Watkins, Cliff; Mrs. C.N. O'Gwin, Mesa Az; Buster Watkins, Mesa Az; Mrs C.C. Harkey, Mesa; and James Watkins, Morenci Az. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Mr, Watkins lived in Mule Creek until about three years ago when he retied from Mesa. Internment was in charge of Hinmam's mortuary with Wayne and Carl Hawk, Daniel Watkins, Alexander Watkins, C.C. Harkey and A.V. Traynor as pallbearers.

Watkins: Viola Gertrude Watkins, 83, passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1903 of Vanie and Dovie Devora Teauge in Vinson, Okla., but lived in Grant County most of her life. She is survived by two daughters, Beth Bowan and Glenda Watkins of Silver City; a sister, Lois Rogers of Upland, Calif., two grandchildren Mitchell and Barbara Bowan of SilverCity; and one great-grandchild, Steven Allen Barber of Phoenix, Ariz. She was a member of the Church of God. Pallbearers are Bud Gensen, Stanley Chitwood, Rex Keene, Mike Hudson, Russell Childers, and Keith Childers. Services are to be held at at the Curtis Bright Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Memory lane Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Ricks will officiate both services. Viewing will be on Monday from noon to service time. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Watkins: Samuel Blair Watkins, 93, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born Oct. 26, 1900, to Edward John and Alice Mae (Blair) Watkins in Ogden, Utah. He was a. member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a high priest. He was part of one of the original Utah pioneer families and his mother crossed the plains into Utah. His father served at a mission in San Bernardino, Calif. He met Grace Shupe and they were married by LeGrand Richards on April 15, 1931, in Glendale, Calif. Mr. Watkins took great pride in his family and was always there for his daughter. In 1965, he retired as a top ex ecutive for United States Chemical Corp. after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Grace Watkins of Lordsburg; a daughter, Marilyn Joyce Phillips, and her husband, Mel, of Lordsburg; five granddaughters, Catherine Donovan and her husband, John, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Frances Savill of Platsburg, N.Y., Donna Lee Savill of Prescott, Ariz., and Merryann Sevill and Marilyn Marie Savill of Sierra Vista; five great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will begin at 10 Saturday morn ing at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lordsburg with Bishop Voyd Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral I-lome to serve them.

Death Oct. 19 claimed David L. (Pappy) Watson, former Darning publisher and one of New Mexico’s best-known newspaper men. Mr. Watson died In St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., where he had undergone surgery. Mrs. Watson was at’ his bedside. Funeral services were held in Schacles Chapel in Beggs, Okla. with burial in the family plot in the Beggs cemetery. Mr. Watson, 72, retired in September as publisher of the Deming newspapers. He came to New Mexico from Denver City, Texas, in 1955 after buying the newspapers. He sold the business last February but continued as publisher until Sept. 11.

Harry Watson of Pinos Altos died at his home Tuesday night after an illness of five years. He was born in Pinos Altos and worked in San Diego for a number of years before returning to Pinos Altos several years ago. He is survived by three children and by two sisters, Mrs. Nell Hunt and Miss Dorothy Watson, both of Pinos Altos., He made his home with Miss Watson. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until members of the family can be contacted.

WATSON: Henry Milo Watson, 86, passed away Saturday in Silver City. He was born Oct. 13, 1899 in Illinois to Henry and Clara Watson. He was a member of Odd Fellows and was once head of the District Council of Carpenters. lie is survived by three stepdaughters, Ruth Donaldson of Tucson, Ariz., Irene Campf of Albuquerque and Caroline Hagaman of Silver City; one stepson, Charles St. John of Silver City; two sisters, Glea Reese of Deming and Noma Cavin of Long Beach. Calif.; seven step-grandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held tonight at 7 in the Curties-Bright chapel and funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Curtis-Bright chapel with Frank Rooks officiating. Burial will be in Memory Lane Cemetery with the Odd Fellows officiating at both services. Serving as pallbearers will be Mervin Dickens, Dometrico Lucero, Ralph Waidron, Richard Clark, Richard Hickson and Frank Rooks. Anyone wishing to contribute to the Henry Milo Watson Memorial.. Scholarship Fund for local high school graduating seniors may do so by sending donations to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Rt. 8, Box 340A, Silver City, N.M. 88061. Arrangements arc with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.


Watson: Henry Mote Watson, 86, a retired rancher of the White Signal District, who in recent years had resided in Phoenix, died there Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Gary Kamerling, pastor of the Silver City Presbyterian Church, conducting the rites and ritualistic services being held by the I.O.O.F. Lodge. Burial took place in the Gila Mesa cemetery. Surviving are five sons, Buck, Tulare, Calif., Henry, Clay and Ray, Phoenix, Ariz. and John, Santa Monica, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Norman Reese Deming, Mrs. Curtis Headon, Phoenix and Mrs. Richard Cavin, Long Beach, Calif.;15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Mrs. Jane Furr Watson, 82, died at her home here Sunday. She had been a resident of this area for 32 years coming here from birthplace in Uvalde county Texas. Surviving Mrs Watson are her husband A.F. Watson, two daughters, Mrs. I.M. Woody of Bayard and Mrs. George Clark Silver City and one son Will Furr of Silver City. She had seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at the Cox mortuary chapel with the Rev. A.F. Davis of the Assembly of God church officiating. Burial was in the Gila cemetary. Mrs. Watson came to Silver City four years ago from the Mimbres where she had made a home for many years.

Watson: Jonny Rae Watson, 26, former Silver City resident died Monday night in an automobile accident in Austin TX. Funeral services are pending at Wheeler Baca funeral home in Deming.

R. G. Watson, 78,. a former resident of Grant County, died Jan. 21 in Phoenix. In recent years he had resided in Safford. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie Watson a daughter and son. He was the brother of Mrs. Florence Cravens of Silver City and Mrs. Lillie Brown of Hurley.

Waton: Mrs. Isabel G. Watson, formerly assistant professor of education and supervisor in the New Mexico Western College Elementary Laboratory School, died July 28 in California, according to a wire received by President J. Cloyd Miller from thedeceased's sister, Mrs. Kate Gregg Gill. Mrs. Watson had been living with her sister since her retirement from active teaching in 1945, after having served the college since 1929. She leaves many friends in this area.

Watson; Mary Elizabeth Milliken Watson, 85, died at her home Feb. 10. Mrs.Watson was born the daughter of Stewart and Bertha Bernard Anderson in Harrisburg, Pa., on Aug. 5, 1896. She has been a resident of Hanover and Mimbres since age 6 and taught school at the White Signal schools for 15 years before retiring in 1935. She was also a member fo the Rebbeca Lodge. She is survived by her husband, Henry Milo Watson of Silver City; three daughters, Caroline Hagaman of Silver City, Irene Kampf of Albuquerque, Ruth Donaldson of Tucson, one son Charles St. John of Silver City; 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Feb.13 in the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Pastor Larry Beauregard of the Four Square Gospel Church officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Arraingments by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Watson: Alice P. Watson, 78, died Jan, 28, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Watson was born in Hillsboro, N.M., and had been alife-long resident of Grant County. She was a member of the Orderof the Eastern Star and was a Past Worthy Matron of the organization. Mrs. Watson is survived by two daughters, Rossie York of San Lorenzo. Ernestine Veator of Ruidoso, three sons-in-law, Ray York of San Lorenzo, Jack Veater of Ruidoso, Gene Stailey of Mimbres, four sisters, Beth Fritz and Martha Bateman, both of Silver City, Maxine Hudson of Phoenix, Arizona, Jimmy Butler of Grants Pass, Oregon, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Watson was preceeded in death by her husband, Sul Ross Watson in 1957 and her daughter, Edith E. Stailey in 1978. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Bishop Wayne Decker officiating. Burial followed in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with the Martha Chapter of the Order of The Eastern Star Number 57, conducting the graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Disert, Red Durris Fortenberry, Karl Hardin, Walter Biebelle,Sharkey Shelton and Donald Bateman. Honorary pallbearers were Roque Dominquez, Ed Martin, Frank Donahue, Dr. Samuel Dye and Dr. John Bell. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Watson; Claud Ivan Watson, 76, resident northwest of Deming died at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born August 30, 1907 in rural Sedan, Kansas and came to Deming in 1929 from Oklahoma. He is a retired Luna County Road Superintendent. Funeral services were held at Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel. Carl Shores officiated and interment followed at Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Mary Watson of the home; a son, Johnny Ray Watson, Silver City; a daughter, Nancy W. Coryell, Silver City and one grandchild, Cindy Ugarte, Silver City. Pallbearers were Zac Smyer, Grayson Smyer, L.G. May, Allan Wilson, Clarence Gannaway and Buck McClung. Honorary bearers were Lawrence Measday, Jimmy Foster, Jimmy Koening, Bill Lane, Rex Pope and Tony Dodson. Baca's Wheeler Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Watson: Curtis L. Watson, 20, died in Hempstead, TX., September 10, as a resu

Watson: Dorothy Watson, 83, died at Hillcrest Hospital Tuesday morning following a brief illness. She was born in Pinos Altos, and had lived there all her life. She taught school districts within the county, and retired in 1948 after 30 years. After her retirement she wrote and had published a book titled "The Pinos Altos Story". She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Nell Hunt of Pinos Altos; two nephews, Larry Hunt of Silver City, and William R. Watson of San Diego, Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. Jean Eckard of Pinos Altos; and Mrs. Sally Glenn of Birmingham, Ala. Miss Watson will lie in state Thursday morning with funeral services being conducted in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 1, with the Rev. Alfred C. Pace of the First United Methodist Church of Silver City officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinos Altos Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: E.W. Eckard, Bill Hunt, Otto Prevost, Fred Foster, Ben Altamirano and Ruben Gonzales. The family has requested contributions to the Silver City Public Library in lieu of flowers.

Watson: Frank Watson, 87, a pioneer resident of the Cliff-Gila area, died Monday in Safford, Arizona, where he had lived for the past two years at the home of his brother, R.G. Watson and Mrs. Watson. Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Lee Watkins, and a grandson, Alexander Watkins, Mule Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Cravens, Silver City and Mrs. Lily Brown, Hurley. Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. today at the Cox Mortuary chapel. Burial will take place in the Gila Mesa cemetery.

Watson: Helen Goldie Watson was born July 31, 1903, near El Dorado, Ark., and died Au. 5 at the age of 92 in Albuquerque. She was married Aug. 17, 1921 to Roy C. Watson in Childress Texas, and served faithfully with him as he pastored Baptist churches in cooperton, Okla., and in New Mexico and Logan, Vaughn, Hobbs and House. In 1952, they moved to Deming, where he served as director of missions in southwest New Mexico for the Babtist convention of New Mexico. After his death in 1978 she continued to live in Deming, until 1990 when she moved to Aulbuquerque to be with her daughter, Evelyn. She is survived by her daughters Evelyn ingram of Albuquerque and Mary Helen O'Briant of Dickinson, Texas, and her granddaughters, Patty Anderson of Dickinson, Betty Ingram of Cedar Crest and Kay Gravesof Taft, Texas. She had fourgreat-grandchildren, Goldie Beth Anderson, Kelly Graves Ramirez, Ronlee graves and Larry Graves, and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services at the First Babtist Church in Deming were conducted by Dr. Kenneth and the Rev. George Brittain on Monday. Cremains will rest at her husband's grave in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Her life of deticated Christian service touched many lives with radiance of joy. Memorial Contributions may be made to watson Memorial. New Mexico Boys Ranch, Box 5000, Boys Ranch, NM 87002. Cremation was by Deming Cremation Service.

Watson: Helen Goldie Watson was born July 31,1903 near El Dorado, Ark. and died Aug. 5 at the age of 92 in Albuquerue. She was married Aug. 17, 1921 to Roy C. Watson in Childress, Texas, and served faithfully with him as he pastored Baptist churches in Cooperton, Okla. and in New Mexico at Logan, Vaughn, Hobbs and House. In 1952, they moved to Deming where he served as director of missions in southwestern New Mexico for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. After his death in 1978 she continued living in Deming until 1990 when she moved to Albuquerque to be with her daughter, Evelyn. she is survived by her daughters, Evelyn Ingram of Albuquerque and Mary Helen O'Briant of Dickinson, Texas, and her granddaughters, Patty Anderson of Dickinson, Betty Ingram of Cedar Crest and Kay Graves of Taft, Texas. She had four great-grandchildren, Goldie Beth Anderson, Kelly Graves Ramirez, Ronlee Graves and Larry Graves, and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services at First Baptist Church in Deming were conducted by Dr. Kenneth Long and the Rev. George Brittain on Monday. Cremains will rest at her husband's grave in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Her life of dedicated Christian service touched many lives with radiance and joy. Memorial contributions may be made to Watson Memorial, New Mexico Boys Ranch, Box 5000, Boys Ranch, NM 87002. Cremation was by Deming Cremation Service.

Watson: Helen Louise Watson, 74, entered life eternal Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Vermejo Park, N.M., to Henry and Amanda Setser. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Christ in the Canyon's Church in Cokedale, Colo. She worked many years as secretary for the Primero High School in Weston, Colo., and Colorado University in Boulder. She also worked as postmistress in Cokedale, where she made her home. Services will be held at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home on Friday. Offciating will be Ed Richardson, pastor of the Christ in the Canyon's Church. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph R. "Dick" Watson of Silver City; three daughters, Linda Middlebrook and her husband, Gary of Silver City, Nancy Corley and her husband, Joe, of Guam, and Barbara Lemens of Tolar, Texas; one son, Murray Watson of Guam; one sister, Betty Lou Witt and her husband, Hans, of Roschester, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Local arrangements are by Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Watson: Henry Mote Watson, 86, a retired rancher of the White Signal District, who in recent years had resided in Phoenix, died there Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at theCox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Gary Kamerling, pastor of the SilverCity Presbyterian Church, conducting the rites and ritualistic services being held by the I.O.O.F. Lodge. Burial took place in the Gila Mesa cemetery. Surviving are five sons, Buck, Tulare, Calif., Henry, Jr., Clay and Ray, Phoenix, Ariz. and John, Santa Monica, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Norman Ruse, Deming, Mrs. Curtis Headon, Phoenix and Mrs. Richard Lanin, Long Beach, Calif.;15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Watson: Henry Mote Watson, 86, a retired rancher of the White Signal District, who in recent years had resided in Phoenix, died there Sunday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at theCox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Gary Kamerling, pastor of the SilverCity Presbyterian Church, conducting the rites and ritualistic services being held by the I.O.O.F. Lodge. Burial took place in the Gila Mesa cemetery. Surviving are five sons, Buck, Tulare, Calif., Henry, Jr., Clay and Ray, Phoenix, Ariz. and John, Santa Monica, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Norman Ruse, Deming, Mrs. Curtis Headon, Phoenix and Mrs. Richard Lanin, Long Beach, Calif.;15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Watson: J.R. "Dick" Waston, 81, a resident of Silver City since 1992 passed away Thursday at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Silver City. He was born Nov. 7, 1912, to Murray M.Watson and Jean Russell Watson in Denver. Mr. Watson was a member of Christ in the Canyons Fellowship Church. He married Helen Lousie Setser on March 3, 1939, in Trinidad, Colo., and was a station agent for the C & W Railroad when he retired after 28 1-2 years of service. After he was emplyed for several years with the security department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Watsons returned to the Trinidad area of Sokedale, Colo. He is survived by three daughters, Linda Middlebrook and her husband,Gary, of Silve City, Nancy Jo Corley and her husband, Joe, of Guam, and Barbara Lou Lemens of Tolar, Texas; a son, Murray M. Watson III of Guam; a sister, Jean Erickerson of Denver; his stepmother, Ruth Watson of Santa Monica, Cailf.; 14 grandchildren;12 great-gradnchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Helen Louise Watson, Dec. 12, 1992. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 21, at 10 a.m. at Christ in the Canyons Fellowship Church in Cokedale with Pastoe Ed Richardson officiating. Family members have selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

WATSON: L. W. Watson, 63, a former lumber and hardware dealer, and prominent in the development of Bayard, died last week at GoldBeach, Ore. Mr. Watson first located at Bayard in 1925, and held considerable property there, operating businesses, including a partnership with his brother-in-law, Ray Burchfield. He was also a partner in the B & W Motor Co., in Silver City from 1946-49. In helping and developing Bayard, he served as chairman of the bond drives during World War II, and was a charter member of the Bayard Lions Club. In 1948, Mr. Watson moved to Gold Beach, where he engaged in ranching and operated a fishing resort and lodge. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anna May Watson, and a daughter, Mrs. Inell Bobo, of Gold Beach; and two grandchildren.

Watson: Mary Leona Watson, 81, a former Deming resident, died Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be this afternoon from 2-7 in Baca's Funeral Chapels. The graveside funeral services will be Friday afternoon at 2 in the Desert Lawn Memorial Garden north of Deming. She was born Aug. 29, 1907, in Peru, Kan., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Coryell of Silver City; a grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud. Entrusted to the careof Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Watson: Mr. and Mrs. V.B. Fetterman have received word of the death of Mrs. Henry Watson in Phoenix on May 24. Mrs. Watson, wife of Brigadier Henry Watson of the Salvation Army was well known for her work in this area and had visited here many times. Brigadier Watson had gone to Philadelphia to attend a national meeting of the Salvation Army and upon reaching there, was notified that his wife had suffered a heart attack. He immediately took a plane back, but was delayed four hours enroute and she had passed away by the time he reached Phoenix. She, together with Mr. Watson, had only recently been promoted to the rank of Brigadier. When an official of the Salvation Army dies, they are spoken of as having been "Promoted to Glory." Funeral services were held in Phoenix on May 28.

Watson: Sidney Watson, a former resident of Silver City and a long-time employee of Community Public Service Company died in the hospital in Woodville, Tex. of August 11. Sid retired January 3, 1966 after 39 years serving as a power plant operator, district manager in Whitewright, Tex. and serviceman in Silver City. In 1938, Sid was transferred to the New Mexico Division, when the Lordsburg power plant was being built, and Sid was needed during the construction period and during the first few months of the plant's operation due to his background of electric generation. Later he worked in several other company plants, including Strawn and Hemphill, Texas and Ruidoso. He was transferred back to New Mexico as serviceman in Silver City in 1951. After his retirment,he and his wife, Johnnie moved to their home at Lake Harelson, Colmensneil, Tex. Funeral Services will be held in Woodville at Edwards Funeral Home, Friday, August 14 at 2 p.m., with burial in Colmensneil. He is survived by his wife, Johnni, two sons, Dale of Albuquerque and Harry of California, one step-son, Bill DeSoto pf Wilcox, Ariz., one brother, Bernard Watson of San Augustine, Tex., 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

WATT: Paul C. Watt of Florence, Ore., died Tuesday, Jan. 20. He moved to Florence from Fremont, Calif. Watt was a retired social worker supervisor for the Alameda County Caif. Social Services Department. He worked and retired as a crystal grower for Crystal Technology Inc., a Siemens company in Palo Alto, Calif. He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. ~Watt is survived by his wife, Mary’ Watt (Mary L. Cardenas); three daughters, Sheila Pozdol of Dwight, Ill., Karen Linnes of Eastsound, Wash.,’ and Judy Coker of Weimar, Calif.; -and a stepdaughter, Julie Corraj-F]eischman of San Francisco, Calif.’ Contributions can be made in his name to Peace Harbor Hospice; P~O. Box 580, Florence, OR 97439.

Watt: Tom Watt, husband of Mrs. Eva Hodges Watt, passed away from a heart attack, August 25. Funeral services were held in Denver August 28. Other survivors, than his wife, include his two sons, Robert and Joe and his mother Mrs. Robert Watt of Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Watt had been the news editor of the Denver Post News director of KOAT-TV in Albuquerque and at the time of his death. Public Relations Director of The U.S. Department of Interior. His wife is the daughter of Mrs. Joseph Hodges of Silver City and a sister to Judge Norman Hodges of Silver City.

Dr R E Watts received word this week of the death of his brother Aubrey Watts, at the family home in Amherst, Virginia. Funeral services were held ‘Tuesday in Amherst where burial took place.

Bill H. Watts. 77, passed away Friday at his residence in Silver City. Services are pending with Bright Funeral Home.

Virginia L. Watts, mother of Dr R. E. Watts, prominent Silver city physician and surgeon died early Tuesday morning the Povall Rest Home where had been a patient for some time She was 993years of age and her passing the city loses one its most venerated and beloved residents. Mrs. Watts was born in Pleasant View, Va., October 14, 1858 the daughtercr of Robert Wilsher and wife. A member of a southeern family that lived through the dark days of the Civil War, s came to Silver City for the first time 27 years ago for a visit and 16 years ago returned here make her home. Her advancing years were happy and serene here where she had the constant care of her devoted son, Dr. Watts, and despite her frail health enjoyed a large circle of friends in the cornmuiity among whom she was know affectionately as “Mother” Watt Keenly interested in progress Mrs. Watts at the age of 90 ventured an airplane ride with her son over Silver City and area and expressed sattsfaction with the experience. Survivors in additltion to her son here are another son, Aubrey Watts of Pleasant View, Va. A daughter, .Mrs. Bessie Ware of Oarnge, Va. died In 1918. Also surviving are nine grandchildren among whom are David Watts of Silver City and Mrs. William A. Luck who before her recent marriage was Miss June Watts. Funeral services for Mrs. Watts will be held this afternoon at 2:30 with rites at the First Baptist Church of Silver City. Rev. Clarence Crow will officiate. The deceased Was a member of the Baplist Church since childhood. Interment will be made in the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Mortuary. Active bearers are Sam Fife, Harry Cansle!, Dr. R. C. Lane, Dr. N. D. Frazin, Lee Herdmari and Roscoe Wright. Honorary bearers are Shep Edrnonds, S. H. Fox, Howard Aikens, Dr. R. L. Hunt, A. H. Jamison, Charles Miles, Clyde Venable, ~uy 0. Gwyn, Sr., Purl Simmons, Robert Shelley, Rev. John L. Carpenter, Dr. S. M. Ramer, Dr. G. A. Slusser, Dr. Sidney Baker and Dr. Carl Frymire.

Winston G. Watts, 63, passed away Thursday, October 6, at Hillcrest Hospital, Mr. Watts was a native of Arkansas, and had resided in Silver City for the past five years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Watts of Silver City, two daughter, Jan Tangue and Julia B. Watts; two Sons, Wjnston G. Watts, Jr., Jerry Watts, eight grandchildren and two Sisters, Beatrice Aubuchon and Mildred Price. Survivors also include a stepdaughter, Fay M. Hooks and two step-sons, Henry M. Saunders and Denny C. Saunders. Funeral services were Monday, October 10 at the Curtis-Bright Chapel with Rev. Milburn Roundtree officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Leroy Jones, Virgil Webby, Jerry Yocum, R. (Tink) Burns, Joe Riven and Fred Luna.

Mrs. Amber Garrett Watts, 73, passed away Tuesday at the Watts Clinic & Hospital, following an illness of three years. Born in Birds Nest, Virginia, where she attended the public schools, she completed her education at Women's College in Richmond, Va. She was married to Dr. Randolph E. Watts of Lynchburg, Va., May 30, 1912, at which time he was interning at Richmond City Hospital. There after he served in the World War I and in 1918 came to Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital and was joined by Mrs. Watts, where he spent a year, then located at Santa Rita and came to Silver City in 1926 to establish practice. During her long residence in Silver City, Mrs. Watts was active in civic affairs of this community and became known for her generous contributions to charity and the under-privileged. A life member of the Silver City Woman's Club, Mrs. Watts was instrumental in the construction of the spacious club building. Also, she was one of the organizers of the Lioness Club and had been a member of the Oder of Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her religious affiliation was the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Mrs. Watts unfailing friendship endeared her to innumerable friends. Surviving members of the family besides her husband are a daughter, June Watss, of Berkley, Calif., and a son, David Watts, stationed at Whit Sands Missile Range. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. Conducting the rites will be the Rev. Clifton M.Henderson, of the Good Shepherd, Mancel Mortensen and the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivill of the Hurley Catholic Church will say a prayer. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Watts: Marjorie Louise B. Watts, 78, died Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii, after a short illness. She was a former Silver City resident and had resided for the last 22 years in Waianae, Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Randolph Edwin Watts, in 1974. Survivors are two sons, Royden C. Booth Jr. of San Antonio and Ernest A. Booth of Carlsbad; and four grandchildren, Christopher Mark Booth of Albuquerque, Marjorie Kathleen Ehler of Charleston, S.C, David Stephen Booth of Silver City, and Royden C. Booth III of New York. Services were held in Hawaii.

WEAGEL: Robert C."Bob" Weagel, a former resident of Silver City, passed away April 19 at his home in St. George, Utah. Mr. Weagel was vice president of operalions for Sharon Steel and general manager for the Continental Mine in Fierro until his retirement in 1984. He was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Yakima, Wash., to Ethelyin and Loren Weagel. He married Susan Finlinson of Learningfon, Utah, on Sept. 14, 1944, and thcy have a son, Edward Finlirison Weagel of Albuquerque. Mr. Weagel graduated in minning engineering from the University of Idaho. and served with the US. Navy ahoard a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II. In 1947, be hired on as shift boss br the United States Smelting, Refining and Miiiing Co. at the U.S. Mine in Copperfield, Utah. Over the years, he held most mining supervisory jobs for the company. During this time he was sponsored in the advanced management program at Harvard University. in 1970, he was made vice president of Southwest Operations. Later, he became vice president of U.S. Operations, Natural Resources Division. He held this position until his retirement in 1984. Mr. Weagel's first loves were his wife and family, all of whom survive him. He was interred with military honors at Oak City, Utah, on April 23.

Weakland; Emmett Joseph Weakland, 67, former resident of Deming died March 13 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born July 24, 1916 and worked for the Pennsylvania railroad in Altoona, Penn. and was retired repairman for the Ford Motor Company in Cleveland, Ohio in 1976 and moved to Deming the same year. Funeral services and cremation took place in Cleveland. A memorial service was held April 3 at Baca's Wheeler Mortuary and final interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Weakland is survived by a son, Gerald Weaklandof Lima, Ohio; one daughter, Ella Burns of Cleveland, Ohio and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Mary Weakland May 1983. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

Weatherby: Funeral services for J.W. Weatherby, pioneer resident of Mogollon, who died at his home in that place Monday, were held at the Alma, N.M. cemetery Wednesday at 4 p.m.. Rev. Rhea Kuykendall officiated. Arrangements were by Cox Mortuary. The deceased had been a resident of Mogollon for more than 50 years, taking residence there in the exciting boom days when the mines were a fabulous discovery. Mr. Weatherby was an ardent booster of his community and chose to remain there when the mines closed and Mogollon became a quiet little village.

WEATHERFORD: Chester Weatherford, 50, a longtime Deming police officer, died Monday, March 9, , at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 ~: at the First Baptist Church in Deming with Dr. Kenneth Long, pastor, officiating. He ~ was born Sept. I, 1947, in ~ Las Cruces. He had been resident of Deming for about 26 years, moving there from Las Cruces. Mr. Weatherford was with the Deming Police Department most of that time. He was in the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam with the GreenBérets. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by a son, Cody Weatherford of Camp ~Pendleton, Calif.; a daughter, Tara Weätherford of Deming; his stepfather and mother, Joe and Vivian Otero of Las Cruces; two brothers, Joe Otero Jr. of Springfield, Mass., and Charlie Olero of Farmington; and four sisters, Mary Elebario of Tucumcari, Rita Leach of Las Cruces, Virginia Friend of Belen, and Becky Deal of Cortea, Cob. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Chester L. Weatherford Memorial Fund, in care of the Deming Police Department, 700 E.. Pine, Deming, NM 88030. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels and Baca’s Mimbres Crematory of Deming.

Weatherford: Myrle Ann Weatherford, 41, of Deming, died Thursday of an illness in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. The memorial service was this afternoon at 2 in the First United Methodist Church in Deming with the Rev. Steven Chappell officiating. She was born March 12, 1947 in Glendale, Calif., and was a nurse at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. She had been a resident of Deming for the last 25 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Chester, of the home; her parents, Erie and Evelyn Mitchell of Deming; one son, Cody Weatherford of Deming; one daughter, Tara Weatherford of Deming; one brother, Cliff Mitchell of Payson, Ariz.; and three sisters, Rolayne Wilhelmson of Sim Bach, West Germany, Candice Landry of Allenstown, NH, and Sheralie Sabella of Derry, N.H. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming and cremation by the Mimbres Crematorium.

Millard E. Weaver, 64, of Hurley, a Santa Fe Railway engiseer, died Wednesday after brief illness. He had been a resident of Hurley fo r the past nine years. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Curtis Mortuary which will ship the body to Tepeka, Kan., where funeral services will be held at the Parker Mortuary next Monday, with burial following in the Valley Falls Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Mr Bertha Weaver; a son, Millard G Weaver; a daughter, Mrs George Commers Odessa Tx and three grandchildren.

WEAVER: ~Eunice Weaver, 80, a longtime resident of Silver City, entered into vernal rest Thursday at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. She was born March 12, 1917, in Anson, Texas, to William and Sally Johnson Burk. Mrs. Weaver was a homemaker. Memorial services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Silver City with David Strain officiating. Cremation has taken place at Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include two sons, Charles C. Harsh and wife, Sherry, of Silver City, and Lewis E. Miller, also of Silver City; a daughter, Edith Ann Patton, and her husband, Richard, of Redrock; a brother, Jack W. Burk, and his wife, Sally, of Silver City; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Dulk Drive

Weaver: Luther Edgar Weaver, retired Kennecott employee, passed away at his home in Bayard on Wednesday morning. A resident of Grant County for the past 28 years, Mr. Weaver was a veteran trainman and member of the Santa Rita Chapter of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The deceased was born at Lebanon, Texas in 1884. He became an employee of Kennecott upon his arrival in Grant County 28 years ago and worked continuously until retirementin October, 1948. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4:30 with the Rev. Fr. Ramon Estivil officiating. Interment will be in the Silver City Catholic cemetery. Arrangements are by Cox Mortuary. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Baze Weaver,to whom the deceased was married in September, 1912 in Deming; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Smith, Mrs. Stanley Campbell and Mrs.Don Smith, all of Bayard, Mrs. Alfred Schanpers, Appleton, Wis., Mrs. A.J. Phillips, Sauselito, Calif.; one brother, B.E. Weaver ofDeming; two half-brothers, George Collins of Tucumcari and Wayne Thomas Collins of Deming; and two sisters, Mrs. Wayne Darling of Deming and Mrs. Myrtle Early of Stinett, Tex. There are eleven grandchildren.

Weaver: Mary J. Weaver, 86, longtime Bayard resident, passed away Friday at Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. Mrs. Weaver was born June 12, 1907, In Ellijay, Ga., and had five brothers in her family. She first went to Georgetown in 1927 and later lived in Amarillo, Texas, where she married Homer Weaver in 1942. She also lived in Eads, Colo., and Santa Rita. She had made her home in Bayard for the last 22 years. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard, serving the church as a nursery attendant. Her husband, Homer Weaver, preceded her in death. Visitation will be held this afternoon from 2 to 4 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Silver City. Graveside services and interment will be held Thursday afternoon at Llano Cenetery in Amarillo. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Paul Rogers of Bayard and Pauline Weaver of Amarillo. Other survivors include three nieces, Jane Bunting and her husband, Roy, of Denton, Texas, Mildred Hubbard and her husband, Bob, of Arkansas, and Paula Stretz of Los Alamos; and two nephews, Bobby Weaver of Amarillo and Curtis Rogers of Carefree, Ariz. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Chase Webb, associate professor of the English and Drama department Western New M e x I c ó University, sent word here Monday of the death of his sister Marguerite Webb, which occrred Nov,2O in Mllroy Ind following a lengthy illness. Webb left- Silver City last week, arriving in Milroy just prior to his sister’s death. Miss Webb was a dietician and had worked for several years at Drake University In Des Moines, Iowa. Survivors in addition to Chase ………

Edgar James Webb proprietor of the Quemado tavern died in Grant county general hospital yesterday He was 67. ‘Webb had been a patient at the local hospital for nine days. He is survived by his wife: a son John Lee Webb, Apache Creek, four brothers. Sam, Tom and Ferris Webb of Boise, Idaho. and Willis Webb of Magdalena. Funeral services will be held in the home of his son at Apache Creek Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Bill Lytle of Reserve officiating. Burial will be in the Joe Potter cemetery at Quemado Under the direction of Cox mortuarv.

WEBB: Leslie Webb, 80, of Silver City passed away_ Thursday, May 18, at Silver City Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Swan Street in Silver City. Bishop Merrill Cook will officiate. Interment will be in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Webb was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Tucson, Ariz., the son of Dorus Webb and Vangie Mae Winn Webb. He married Adelma Payne on March 19, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake, Utah. Mr. Webb is survived by his wife; his children, Lynn Webb and his wife, Judy, of Beaumont, Texas, Bill Webb of Silver City, Shawn Curtis and her husband, Alan, of Morenci, Ariz., and Vearle Webb of Tempe, Ariz.; 11 grandchil- dren, Benjamin Webb, Todd Webb, Jeremy Webb, Burton Curtis, Jess Curtis, Kelly Curtis, Miles Curtis, Michael Webb, Logan Kunitz, Brianna Kunitz and Latricia Webb; two brothers, Orvile Webb of Ignacio, Colo., and Glen Wehb and his wife, Margaret, of Bakersville, Calif.; three sisters, Eva Allen and her husband, Russell, of Mesa, Leona Cardon of Mesa and Fern Tenney of Mesa; and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Don Webb, Wendell Webb and Miles Webb; one sister, Margie Chocon; two sons, Clyde Webb and Van Webb; and one daughter, Karen Kunitz. Mr. Webb , attended grade school in Tucson before moving to Mesa. His family was involved in dairy farming for years. He loved horses and cows. His dad showed him how to milk a cow at the age of three. He became the fastest "milker" in the family. When he was a small boy, he would ride with his dad and watch him do the foundation work on 'the Mesa Temple. Mr. Webb was always very grateful that his family had taught him to work so hard. It always helped him throughout his life. After graduation from Mesa High School, he joined the National Guard. He enlisted and served two years in the U.S. Navy as a radar operator on the USS Rawlins. His ship transported World War II troops. Mr. Webb attended college in Silver City, earn- ing a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in administration. He taught for Bureau of Indian Affairs schools for several years. The family moved to Aztec, where he taught school for several years and later served as principal for 22 1/2 years. Mr. Webb loved spending time with his children and teaching them many values of life. He always encouraged his children in sports, music and church activities. He served as a counselor in the church branch presidency and then later as branch president and Still later as counselor in the bishopric in Aztec. He loved the church hymns and played them on his harmonica. He had a great sense of humor. He was a very hard worker and helped his children at- tend college and some to serve on church missions. He is greatly loved by his family and will be missed forever. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. SPEARS: Anthony Spears, 14, of Silver City entered eternal rest Sunday at Cook County Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Arrangements are pending. En- trusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Mrs. Blanche Webb, residing at 1728 Georgia St., was stricken at her home Wednesday am: by a heart attack. A Curtis ambulance answered an emergency call and she was taken -to Hillcrest Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival there. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

Willie Joe Webb, 79, died Sunday at Las Cruces. He was a former resident of Bayard. He was the father of Mrs. Frances Anderson of Bayard. Funeral services were held in Las Cruces, followed by burial.

Webb: Chase H. Webb, 81, died Oct. 20 at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born in Rushville, Ind., in 1910, one of the four children of Earl E. and Pearl (Lines) Webb. His father had been a farmer, schoolteacher and lawyer before entering the banking business in Morristown, Inc., where he managed the small Union State Bank. Mr. Webb graduated in 1928 from Morristown High School. He followed his brother, Earl, and other Hoosier basketball players to Silver City in 1930. He had briefly studied art at John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis with Cecil Forsyth. He also studied sculpture with Myra Richards, and took lessons with muralist Oakley Richey. He received a bachelor of arts degree in 1934 at what was then New Mexico State Teachers College in Silver City, with a divided major of English, art and music. He used his knowledge of music to earn his way through school, performing songs for kindergarten classes, organ for a church, and piano in a little band called The Island of Blues Orchestra. He had studied piano at the Metropolitan School of Music in Indianapolis, and had been organist-pianist at the Christian Church in Morristown. He taught music, art and various other subjects, along with dramatics, in Tularosa from 1934 to 1939, when he went to earn his master of arts degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He had studied briefly at Columbia University in New York, but preferred the slower, less lonely pace of Chapel Hill, where he majored in drama, winning the Roland Holt Cup in playwriting for a series of plays about Billy the Kid. He clinched the honor with his play with music, "The Woman from Merry River," produced at Chapel Hill and, later, in part, at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. He had several plays published, among them "Creon Rex," recently presented at Western New Mexico University under the direction of Herb McGrath. He completed his studies, and written and oral exams at Stanford for a doctorate, but returned to WNMU:, where he had, under Haddon James, and later, J. Cloyd Miller, established a major in speech and drama, which was later reduced to a minor. Before retiring after 30 years at Western, he traveled abroad with a group headed by Dorothy McCray, and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Howard. Later, on his own, he returned to Europe, and later still went to Greece and Turkey with friends, before traveling to Portugal, Spain and Morocco with his sister, Geneva, and her husband. He used his art abilities over the years to design and create costumes, stage sets, and publicity posters. After retirement, he painted, and wrote several long and short plays, short stories, and the beginning of several novels. Mr. Webb said before he died that of all he had done, he was proudest of the Sunday matinees he and his students produced, rain or shine, audience or no audience, in the old WNMU Little Theater, where the Student Union and cafeteria stand on the university campus. The matinees gave students the opportunity to play everything from their own written plays to works by Shakespeare, and Gilbert and Sullivan. Among these students was Mickey Coquat (now Michael Graves, who is teaching acting in New York); David MacCuish, author of published novels; and others who gained poise and experience through the matinees and the three or four plays a year the WNMU Playmakers produced for 30 years. One of his high school students, the late Jane Clayton, went on to act and sing in musicals, creating in New York the role of Julie Jordan in "Carousel," and playing, also, in "Guys and Dolls," "The King and I," "Music in the Air," "Rose Marie," and others. Since the late '40's, Mr. Webb had lived in his home on Pinos Altos Road, where several years ago he produced plays in his Foothills Theatre. The plays included "Macbeth,", "The Cowboy and the Shrew," and one-act plays, one of which was "Manana Bandits," written and published with co-author Betty Smith of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" fame. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Memorial services will be held Friday morning at 11 at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, with the Rev. Cliff Henderson officiating. Survivors include a sister, Geneva Maloy of Indianapolis; a niece, Judy Pratt of Albuquerque; and special friends, Richard, Ginger and Sharon Yearley, and Julian Pierce of Tularosa. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Webb: Earl Preston Webb, 81, died recently in Albuquerque of pneumonia following a long illness. He was married to Louise Mileswho survives him. He worked briefly with the Civilian Conservation Corps and taught school in this area. He was born in Rushville, Ind., the son of Carl E. and Pearl Webb. He came to Silver City in the late 1920s to attend the State Teachers College, later Western New Mexico University, and played basketball with the college team, becoming known by the nickname of "Sparky". He was an accountant for most of his life and in Albuquerque was known for his expertise in bridge, which he taught. He remained an ardent sports fan all his life. Besides his widow he is survived by his daughter, Judy, wife of Orville Pratt; two granddaughters, Heatherand Emily; a sister, Mrs. Phillip (Geneva) Maloy of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a brother, Chase Webb, of Silver City. Memorial services were held for him in Albuquerque.

Webb: Joyce Marie Webb, 70, a resident of Grant County for the past 35 years, died Friday morning at Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Old Glory, Texas, to Raynard and Lillian Hackebeil. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God church. She is survived by her husband, Sam Webb of Bayard; sons, John A. Schenk and his wife, Kathy, of Bayard and Scott J. Schenk of Central; a daughter, Pam Jones of Show Low, Ariz.; sisters, Gaynell Upham of Deming and Nancy Reeves of Alamogordo; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Glad Tidings Church. Cremation is by Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Webb: Louise Miles Web, a former Silver City resident, died in Albuquerque on Thursday, March 23. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl "Sparky" Webb, a brother of Chase Webb, a late Western New Mexico University faculty member. Louise and "Sparky" Webb attended WNMU when it was known as New Mexico State Teachers College. Survivors are her daughter, Judy Pratt and her husband of Albuquerque, and two granddaughters, Heather and Emily. Cremation has taken place.

Webb: Mrs. Carl E. (Pearl) Webb, age 83, died June 28 at the home of her sister, Mrs. H.P. Root, in Milroy, Ind., where she had lived for the past three years, after residing in New Mexico for several decades. She was born January 16, 1882, in Decatur County, Ind., the daughter of William H. and Sina E. Lines. She married Carl E. Webb of Rushville in 1905. In 1917 they moved to Morristown where he died in 1922. Mrs. Webb was a member of the Christian Church of Morristown and 50-year member of the Morristown Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sister: Mrs. Herschel P. Root, of Milroy, and Mrs. Melbourne McGinnis, of Bloomington; Noah Webb, brother-in-law, of Straughn, and four children; Earl P. Webb, Albuquerque; Margaret E. Webb, Des Moines; Chase H. Webb, Silver City; Mrs. William P. Maloy, Indianapolis, a granddaughter, Judy Webb, Albuquerque, as well as several nieces and nephews. Interment will take place in East Hill Cemetery, Rushville.

Webb: Van Allen Webb, 38, a resident of Virden, died at his home Dec. 31. He was born Nov. 21, 1949 in Silver City and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Memorial services have been set for Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Bishop Oscar Davis of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presiding. Veteran honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Survivors include the parents, Leslie and Adelma Webb of Silver City; three brothers, Vearle Webb of Tempe, Ariz., Lynn Webb of Victoria, Texas, and Bill Webb of Silver City; and two sisters, Karen Kunitzof Tucson, Ariz., and Shawn Curtis of Manhattan, Nev. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funereal Chapels.

Mrs. Marie Webber, 40, was fatelly burned in a fire at hr home, 1412 Bennett Street. Inveatigation by Polic Chief Thomas Ryan indicated her death was caused when a couch on which she was sleeping apparently caught fire from a burning cigaret. The Jury at a coroner’s inquest, returned a, verdict of acci‘dental death. Funeral services were held at her former home in Nebraska, where the re mains were sent by Curtis Mortuary.

Charles W. Wedell, 78, died Sunday. at Santa ‘Rita: hospital. He had been In Ill healtl for several years, but until recently had continued to work.. ~ Mr Wedell, was one of the oldest eznployes in years añd service withChino Mines in Santa Rita,. where he had resided for 55 years filling responsible positions with the mining company and was well known and respected In the community. Born at Keokuk, Ta., March 18, 868, Mr. Wedell as a young man came to New Mexico In 1891 and had lived here ever since. Surviving are his wife, a son, Ray Wedell, Fierro, and three daughter, Mrs. Ruby Haberbosch, ‘Moran, Kan.; Mrs. Dorothy Sullivan, Phoenlx. Arlz.; Mrs Mabel smith and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 pm in the church of Christ, Hanover, and burial took place in the City cemetery, Silver City, Interment being directed by, the Cox Mortuary Pallbearers were Horace Moses,, H G Moses, Milton Barber. H L Greene, Loxinie Morrison, Rufus Brown . .~..

Wedell: Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wedell, who passed away at her home in Santa Rita on Tuesday morning, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Cled Wimbish of the Hanover Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver City cemetery. Mrs. Wdell, who was 71, was the widow of Charles W. Wedell, who preceded her in death in 1946. Mrs. Wedell had made her home here for the past 40 years. She is survived by four daughters, Miss Margaret L. Wedell, Mrs. James Smith and Mrs. Dorothy Russert, all of Santa Rita, and Mrs. Ruby Harenbasch of Marion, Kansas; one son, Roy, of Fierro; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Hall, Barstow, Calif.; and two brothers, Theodore Harris, Whittier, Calif. and D.G. Harris of Palo Alto, Calif.

Wedell: Funeral services for Roy Wedell, who died Saturday at Amarillo, Texas, were held Tuesday at the Southwest Church of Christ in Amarillo. Wedell, a long-time resident of Grant county, was born in Silver City in 1907 and lived most of his life in New Mexico. He moved to Amarillo upon his retirement. Survivors of the deceased include his wife, Rebecca; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Gobbs and Mrs. R.A. Warden of Grants N.M., and Mrs. Jerry Shiggins of Orlando Fla.; one son Roy, Jr. of Amarillo; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Haberbosch of Moran Kan., Mrs. E.O. Hughes and Mrs. Jimmie Smith both of Silver City; and several grandchildren.

WEEKS: John Andrew Weeks, 58, of Arenas Valley passed away Friday, May 7, in Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place under the direc- tion of Bright Funeral Home. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bright Funeral Home with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Mr. Weeks was born _0ct. 30 1940, in Moundville, Ala. He was the son of Albrey Weeks and Eugenia Wyatt Weeks. Mr. Weeks married Dorothy Jane Berry on Nov. 24, 1962, in Newhall, Calif. He is survived by his mother, of Tusculoosa, Ala.; wife, Dorothy; two sons, Bill Weeks of Canyon Country, Calif., and Bob Weeks and his wife, Elaine, of Tempe, Ariz.; and two grandchildren, Jonathan and Melissa Weeks, both of Rosamond, Calif. Mr. Weeks grew up and attended school in Bessemer, Ariz. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in California, where he met and married his wife. While in the Army, he prepared missiles for launching. After the service, he went to work for Western Electric, which later became AT&T Telephone Co. Mr. Weeks retired in 1991 from AT&T after 29 years with the company. He and Mrs. Weeks moved to New Mexico in 1991. Mr. Weeks loved to ride bicycles and motorcycles. He enjoyed practice shooting at the Grant County Shooting Range. Mr. Weeks was a avid reader and spent many hours on his computer surfing the Internet. Mr. and Mrs. Weeks enjoyed traveling and had 'traveled to almost every state in the United States. He was a member of the National Ri- fle Association. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WElLER: Jeffrey N. Weiler, 28, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday-evening following an accident in Santa Fe. He was a graduate of Western New Mexico University in 1978 and was captain of the football and baseball teams during his senior year. Mr. Weiler is survived by his parents, Harold and Lena Weiler of Albuquerque; four sisters, Ann Rhoades of Dallas, Texas, Caroline Harrington of Las Cruces, Cynthia Stehle of Aurora, Cob., and Elaine Weiler of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, James Weiler of Albuquerque and Gregory Weller of Salt Lake City, Utah; maternal grandfather, Courtney Quick of Tulsa, Okla.; four nieces and four nephews. Mr. Weiler was a member of St. Bernadette Parish in Albuquerque. Mass of Christian Burial was held today in St. Bernadette Catholic Church with the Rev. Arthur Perrault, celebrant. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Park. Rosary was recited Monday in the chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors in Albuquerque. The family prefers memorials to Jeff Weiler Scholarship Fund at Western New Mexico University.

Weitz: Elda Louise Weitz, 80, of Silver City, entered eternal rest early Thursday morning after an extended illness. She was born Sept. 10, 1910, in Lu Verne, Iowa, and had been a longtime Grant County resident. She was a homemaker. Cremation has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematorium and no services are planned. She is survived by her husband, Everett J. Weitz of Silver City; a son, John C. Weitz of St. Johns, Ariz.; three sisters, Elizabeth Jahnke of Pepin, Wis., Ella McKee of Denver, and Katherine Foster of Lexington, Ky.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Welborn Hardy Jônes, 65, died Tuesday, June 21 in Silver City. Born in Kingston;. Okla., he was a longtime resident Of Grant County. He was a past member of, the Bayard VFW Post No. ‘3347 and was an airplane mechanic during World ‘War II. He is survived…… Pallbearers were, Charlie Slout, ,jesse Blair, Dale Rogers, Pedro Garcia, lsmael Grijaiva, Merle Lawson, Eldon H. Lyon and George Hovey.

Hinds 0. Welch, 65, died Nov.16 in the Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital He was a veteran of World War I and had lived in Grant County for many years. Funeral services were held in the chapel at Fort ‘Bayard. Burial was In the Fort Bayard cemetery Interment was under direction of the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming. Survivors are two brothers Otis and Fred Welch of Libson La. Otis flew to Silver City to attend the funeral.

Welch: Vada Lillian Welch, 75, a resident of Caballo since 1936, passed away Saturday at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born in Blaine County, Okla., March 5, 1916.She was a homemaker. Mrs. Welch was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by two sons, Roland G. Welch of Arrey and Jim D. Welch of Caballo; two daughters, Shirley D. Goad and Nelda C. Stoehner, both of Silver City; three brothers, Calvin Clements of Lubbock, Texas, Alvin Clements of Denton, Texas, and Don Clements of Animas; two sisters, Betty Jean Thorton and Selma Koons, both of Denton; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held today at 11 a.m. in the French Mortuary Chapel in Truth or Consequences with interment following at the Arrey Community Cemetery. Mr. Clifton Keith was officiating at the services. Arrangements were by French Mortuary.

Lyda Ann We1dy, 78, died Wednesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Weldy was born in Texas and had been a paticent at Fort Bayard for 11 months. She is survived by five sons, Henry Weldy of Streator Ill., George Weldy of Hobbs, Ira and Andrew Weldy of T or C, and Douglas Weldy of Idaho; six daughters, Mary Seroja of Sweetwater, Texas, Ethel Booth of Deming, Alice Madriaga of’ Springerville Ariz,, lva of California, Susan Dempsey of T o C, Nancy Weldy of Texas, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, July 18, in he Fort Bayard State cemetery with Rev. Cliff Hutchjns of the Indian Hills Baptist Church officiating.

Welk: A funeral vigil service was held Tuesday, Nov. sa, at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home in Spokane, Wash., for Rhea Margaret Welk, formerly of Santa Rita. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 11:30 a.m. Celebrant was the Rev. Ken Drall. Mrs. Welk was born to Charles Roy Stephenson and Librada Villanueva on Sept. 2, 19 36, in Lordsburg. She died Sunday, Nov. 19. She graduated from Cobre High School with the first graduating clas of that school, in 1956. She married Raymund Welk on Nov. 30, 1957. Mr. Welk preceded her in death in 1982. Also preceding her in death

WELKER: Newell A. Welker, 89, of Fontana, Calif., passed away Saturday, Feb. 2l,~at Loma Linda University Medical. Center in Loma Linda, Calif. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Gila with Bishop Donald Hooker officiating. Interment will be in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Mr. Welker was born Nov. 16, 1908, in Safford, Ariz., the son of Raymond A. Welker and Ona Belle McCallister Welker. He was married to Viole L. Frazier. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Larue Morneault of Funtana, Patsy Smith of Sandy, Utah, Gay Nell Pobojeski of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Jackètta Moirell of South Jordan, Utah and Jerry Sherman of Glenwood; and two sisters, Arvilla Woodward of Show Low, Ariz., and Raylene Boatman of Fontana. Mr. Weiker was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ward 2 in Fontana. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service as a truck: driver after 23 years of service. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WELKER: Viole Lorentina Frazier Welker cast aside this frail existence, as she peacefully slipped into the eternities about twilight time, Friday, July 9, in South Jordan, Utah, at the home of her daughter, of causes inci- dent to age. She was born Oct. 24, 1910, in Roosevelt, Ariz., a daughter of Lindsey Lin and Emma Larson Frazier, and was the second of eight children. The family moved to Safford, Ariz., where she met Newell A. - "Red" Welker at a dance. They were married April 24, i926, with their marriage later being solemnized in the Mesa Latter-day Saints Temple. They raised five daughters, first in Arizona and then later in Albu- querque. Mrs. Welker worked many years in retail L business for J.C. Penney's and Montgomery Ward. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many teaching positions. She and her sweetheart built their retirement home in Glenwood, where they carved out of the dirt a beautiful garden. Mr. Welker had the vegetables, but Mrs. Welker's masterpieces were her flowers. She was a member of the Glenwood Ladies Club and made many lasting friendships there. She loved to give service wherever it was needed, be it community or church. The Welkers lived in Fontana, Calif., for two years with their daughter, LaRue. After her husband's death Feb. 21 1998, Mrs. Welker moved to bouin Jomaii, where she became an avid fan of the Utah Jazz and especially her favorite players, Karl Malone and John Stockton. She wouldn't miss watching a game if she could help it. She is survived by her daughters, LaRue Morneault of Fontana, Patsy (Perry) Smith of Sandy, Utah, Gail (Sky) Pobojeski of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Jacketta (Dwight) Morrell of South Jordan, and Jerry Sherman of Glenwood; and sisters and brother, L Genevieve (Gabby) Garbarino of Lake Montezuma, Ariz., Orlena Malloy of Tuc- son, Ariz., Guenna Peart of Chicago, 111., and Ted (Alice) Welker of St. David, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sweetheart, Newell; three sisters, Linna, lone and Ernestina; a brother, Fred; and sons-in- law, Al Morneault, Jack Wagner and Roy Sherman. Family members would like , to thank her special home care nurse, Janet Harris, for the loving, compassionate care she rendered to their mother and to the family. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City. Interment will be in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal Funeral Home, Salt Lake City, and Bright Funeral Home.

Wellborn: Arthur C. (Pat) Wellborn, 75, passed away Friday, January 13 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Wellborn was a native of Mt. Pleasant, Tex., and had been a resident of Silver City since 1923. He was a retired employee of Luck Mining Co., and a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. Mr. Wllborn is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evangeline Wellborn, two daughters, Mrs. Martha Smith and Mrs. Charley Palmer, both of Silver City, three grandchildren, Mr. Kim Smith of Silver City, Mrs. Marsha Stermer of Truth or Consequences, Miss Charlotte Ann Palmer of Silver City and a great grandson, Jonathan Stermer of Truth or Consequences. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Doviee Vohanon of Rincon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 17 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Clifford E. Hutton of the First United Methodist Church and the Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 conducting services. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Wayne Reed, Charles St. John, A.G. Robinson, Howard Burris, David Woodward and Orville Little.

Wellborn: Evageline Wellborn, 85, a resident of Silver City and a retired schoolteacher, entered into eternal rest Tuesday at Hacienda de Salud in Silver City. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Weller: Charles Richard Weller, 73, a resident of Truth or Consequences and formerly of Tyrone, passed away Sunday at his residence. He was born Oct. 5, 1921 to Charles and Margaret (Harless) Weller in Chatanooga, Okla. and grew up in Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and later transferred into the U.S. Army, serving as a staff sergeant during World War II. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for serving in the India Burma and Central Burma campaigns. He graduated from the University of Colorado with degrees in civil engineering and business administration. Mr. Weller was employed with the U.S. Forest Service as regional engineer in Juno, Alaska and, then in Quincy, Calif. he was forest engineer. Next he went to Washington, D.C. where he was on the Forest Service staff of engineering. While living in Albuquerque he was regional engineer director for the Southwest District, which consisted of parts of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, including the Grant County area. Later his work took him back to Washington, D.C. where in 1977 he retired as deputy director of engineering for the Forest Service. After retirement he moved to Harlingen, Texas. Mr. Weller was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge in Silver City. He enjoyed golfing and traveling, especially to Mexico where he frequently visited. Survivors include his former wife, Harriet O. Murati of Silver City; two sons, Richard H. Weller and his wife, Deborah, of Tucson, Ariz. and Christopher M. Weller and his wife, Heloisa, of Heidleberg, Germany; four sisters, including Dorothy Brown of Grand

Henery Young Wells, ‘52, well known Mule Creek rancher, died today in safford, Az. He had been In ill health for several years. He was a life-long resident of Grant County where he was born. Immediate family surviorsare his wile, Mrs. Bonnie Wells, a son Young Wells, Jr., and a daughtel’, Mrs. Billie Mae Bowan. Funeral services are pending.

WELLS: Mary Helen wells, 86, of Lordsburg passed away Saturday, Feb. 13,. at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lords- burg Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Phillips. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. She was born Dec. 31,1912, in Cob- den, III., the daughter of Henry P. Miller and Florence i L. Goodman. She was married to James T. Wells in 1941 in Las Cruces. She is survived by one brother, Robert H. Miller, and his wife, Anna, of El Paso, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and her .husband. Mrs. Wells attended grade and high school in Cobden, and attended Southern Illinois University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in education in 1935. She taught three years in , Illinois and three years in Alamogordo. She married James T. Wells in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, where Mr. Wells was working for Ana- conda Copper Co. While in Cananea, she taught in a pri-1 vate English school. When he retired in 1967, they moved to the Wells ranch just north of Lordsburg. After going to Lordsburg, she was head librarian in the Lordsburg Hidalgo Library., for 11 years. She retired in 1987 after Mr. Wells passed away in November 1986. She continued living on the ranch in Lordsburg. Pallbearers for Mrs. Wells' service will be Tommy Anderson, R.T. Reynolds, Pecos Shannon, Leroy Jones, Salvador Corona,Jim Culberson and" Don Burton. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge of l arrangements._

Mrs. Lurline Wells, for the past 15 yéars office manager of the Bingaman & Snyder insurance, and finance firm, passed away Monday night in William Beaumont Hospital In El Paso, where she was under treatment for a heart ailment. During her long residence m Silver City and Grant County, Mrs. Wells had a wide circle of friends and was well known in business circles of the community. Survivors are a son, Capt John Hamilton, of the U. S. Air Force, stationed in Colorado, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry Grauton, of Point Mague Calif., and several grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary chapel.

Mrs, Susan Foster Wells, 80 years old, pioneer resident of Deming and rnother of Joseph M Wells, of Silver City, passed away last Friday in a Deming hospital. Besides the son here, surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. W. Butler Deming; a brother, Thomas Butter, San Diego, CA; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held in: Deming with burial there.

WELLS: Young "Bub" Wells, 56, of Bayard passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, at University Hospital in Albu- querque. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Memory Lane Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Kyle Kneen officiating. Mr. Wells was the son of Young Wells and Bonnie Eakin Wells. He is survived by Billie Bowman and her husband, Everett, of. Thatcher, Ariz.; a niece, Lori Knight of Central, Ariz.; and a nephew, Clay Bowman of Pima, Ariz. Mr. Wells was a longtime rancher. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wells: Harvey Oliver Wells, 64, a resident of Cliff, entered eternal rest Wednesday in his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1926, inChoctaw, Ark., and was a retired construction worker and ranch hand. Graveside memorial services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Chaplain David Strain officiating. Veterans honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. Cremation was by Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his mother, Arvilla Sliger of Logan, N.M.; a son, Harvey Eugene Wells, and a daughter,Patricia Lynn Wells, of Louisiana; a brother, Tommy Sliger of Muleshoe, Texas; and a sister, Jean Holloman of Logan. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

WELLS: Herald L. Wells, 84, well known retired business man and resident for 36 years, died Monday at a local clinic. He came to Silver City from Oklahoma and had the Chevrolet Agency, and later engaged in the retail liquor business. Following his retirement, Mr. Wells and his wife acquired and operated the Walton Apartmentson College Ave. During the administration of Howard Mann as mayor in 1955-56, Mr. Wells was a member of the city council during which time he was instrumental in solving Silver City's water problems. Following the drilling of wells at the Woodward Ranch as a new source of water supply, he supervised the construction of a pipeline of the city reservoir on Boston Hill. he was always active in the support of projects for the advancement of the community. Mr. Wells was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Copan,Olka., and the Consistory of Scottish Rite bodies, Guthrie, Okla. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Arch Wells; a son, John C. Wells, Duams, Texas; two grand-daughters; two brothers, Alden C. Wells, Gloster, Ohio, and Kenneth Wells, Stockport, Ohio, and three sisters, Mrs. Esta Haper, Gloster, Ohio; Mrs. Maud Glass, McConnelas, Ohio and Mrs. Sharma Viceroy, Newport, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel, Dr. Claude J. Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conduction the rites. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery mausoleum, with committal by officers and members of the Silver City Lodge of Masons.

Wells: Mrs. Annie Wells, 73, who had lived in Grant County for 48, years, passed away in Silver City last Thursday. She was the widow of Willliam A. Wells who died in 1948. The family for many years had extensive ranch holding in the Mule Creek area. Surving are two sons, Henry Young Wells, Grant County rancher, and Oris B.Wells of Alexandria, Va; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clara McPhail and brother, Floyd Putman, of Calhoun,Miss. Funeral services wer held Saturday at 2p.m. at the Cox Mourtary Chapel, the Rev. Charles S. Walker, pastor of the Frist Methodist Church,Conducting the rites. Burail took place in the Silver City cementery Serving as pallbearers were C.C. Harkey, Joe Bennett, MIke Traynor, Lou Wilkson, J.V. Allred and Oscar Chappell.

James Louis Welsh. 39, Silver City, died suddenly in Bishop, Calif., where he had been emploved recently. according to word received late Sunday by his immediate family. Survivors include one son, Jimmy, 1101 Santa Rita street, city; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Welsh, Sr., 1613 Little Walnut road, city: two brothers. Bill and Harold Welsh, same address, city. Burial will be held in Silver City with funeral direction by Cox Mortuary. The deceased was born in Silver City and educated in city and El Paso schools. He had ‘been employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Kennecott Copper Corp., and the New Mexico State Highway Department prior to joining the engineering staff of Community Public Service Company, a post he held for a number of years locally and in Texas communities. He served with Headquarters Battalion, 716th Anti-Aircraft Artillery at Fort Bliss, Tex., as a master gunner, when the unit was mobilized during the Korean conflict. Funeral mass will be held tomorrow morning at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial will follow immediately in the City Cemetery under the direction of Cox Mortuary. Pallbearers will be Marvin Fuller, Henry Powe, Robert Jackson. Jr., Melvin Porterfield, Jr., Robert Everard and Oscar Salars.

Welsh: Harold Thomas Welsh, 69, of Silver City passed away Thursday in St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles. Private graveside services will be announced. Services are by Curtis-Bright. Dedicated to those we serve.

Welsh: Harold Thomas Welsh, 69, a resident of Silver City, passedaway Thursday, Dec 14, in the St. Vincent Hospital in Las Angeles.He was born in Silver City on Dec. 3, 1920, the youngest son of William Anthony Welsh Sr., a Silver City and El Paso, Texas, merchant and owner of W.A. Welsh Men's Wear, and Sarah Hoy Welsh, a teacher in the Silver City Public Schools who was one of the first graduates of the New Mexico Normal College. Mr. Welsh attended schools in Silver City and El Paso, Texas, and graduated from Western New Mexico University. He became a major in the U.S.Army and, after retiring from there from the Army, he served in the U.S. Navy, retiring from there as a captain. He was editor ofMational Seabees Magazine for several years and he worked in the Los Angeles area in the field of literary advertising. Mr. Welsh was preceded in death by his father and mother and by his two brothers, James Louis "Zilch" Welsh Sr. and William A. Welsh Jr. He is survived by his son, Richard G.S. Welsh of Los Angeles; a great-nephew, Warren Anthony Welsh of Silver City; two great-nieces, Elizabeth A. Welsh of Silver City and Laura A. Sandison of Ithaca, N.Y.; and a great-great-nephew, Tyler Louis Sandison; also of Ithaca. Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, withthe Rev. Richard Lynch as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, dedicated to those we serve.

Welsh: James L. Welsh, 34, a lifelong resident of Silver City, passed away a

WELSH: Mrs. Sarah Hoy Welsh, who taught school in Silver City prior to the

Welsh: William A. Welsh Jr., 69, of Silver City, died in the GilaRegional Hospital Wednesday. He was a communicant of the Newman Center in Silver City. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Welsh of Silver City; and a brother, Harold of California. Mr. Welsh was born and raised in Silver City before leaving, and he moved back to Silver City in 1979. Visitation will be in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Sunday from 3-5 p.m. Rosary and funeral services will be held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in th Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Word, Warren Welsh, Robert Gage, Bill Powell, Dick Powell and Tom Hill. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home at 211 W. College St.

Wentworth: In a plane crash at Reserve on Tuesday afternoon, Hampton Wentworth, 38, and his wife, Christiana, 36, of Rolling Hills, Calif., were killed instantly when their plane, a Beechcraft 17-B, struck a tree on takeoff, flipped over and crashed. According to Sheriff Barney Hickson of Catron County, the plane had made a forced landing at the Reserve air strip earlier in the day during a snow storm that enveloped the area. Sheriff Hickson said the airstrip was soft and muddy and he urged Wentworth to remain overnight and take off the next morning when the ground would be frozen. The sheriff had started back to town, when he heard the plane motor start and when he looked back he said the plane was skidding in the mud, but finally got off the ground. It went out of control at low altitude, clipped the top fo a tree and crashed. The bodies of the two victims were brought to the Cox Mortuary in Silver City following a coroner's inquest held at Reserve. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Werner: Jeanne (Buehler) Werner, beloved wife of Donald G. Werner, passed away Tuesday. She is survived by her husband; her sons, John, and Cray and his wife, Cheryl; her grandchildren, Christy and Chad; her sisters, Kaythryn B. Rollins and her husband, Sperry and Jacquelyn B. Sullivan and her husband, Warren; and many nieces and nephews. She was born Oct. 10, 1920 in Salt Lake City, the daughter of John Henry Buehler and Elfreda Jensen Buehler. She attended the University of Utah, where she met and married Donald G. Werner. They were married in Boulder City, Nev. on Nov. 2, 1940. Their first few years of marriage were spent in Las Vegas, Nev. In the spring of 1943 they moved to the Hailey Triumph Mine in Idaho. Then in 1944 they moved to the Bristol Silver Mine in Nevada where they stayed until 1956. During this time their sons, John and Creighton, were born. In the fall of 1956 they moved to Riverton, Utah where they resided until they moved to Silver City in 1961. Here they established Werner Tire Service, a business that has remained in the family through the years. During her 34 years in Silver City, she has made and enjoyed many special friends, some of whom shared her live of fishing. Mrs. Werner was an avid fisherman. She and her husband loved to spend many hours on their boat and at their lake house in San Carlos. At San Carlos many of their acquaintances became dear and lasting friends of more than 30 years. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. She was loved as sweetheart, mom, Gongie, sister, aunt and friend. The graveside service will be held at 10 Saturday morning at Memory Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Sociaty, Grant County Unit, P.O. Box 1943, Silver city, NM 88062 or the Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Fund, 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City, NM 88061. Casket bearers will be Mike Miller, Rick Smith, Sam Westwood, Dinker Tatsch, Lawrnce Roybal and Joe Chacon. Honorary bearers will be Elzie Lewis, Ernie Brown, Tex Lowery, Jim Schadel, Bill Coleman, Dave Graves, Bob Collier, Bill Miller, Pat Gunn, Harris Gray and her remaining many friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca'a Funeral Chapels.

Weros: Chris A. Weros, 81, died Feb. 13 in the Veteran's Hospital in Albuquerqu

Walker, Albert H.,78, resident of Bayard, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. He had lived in Grant County for 50 years and was a locomotive engineer for Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper Corporation, and a veteran of World War I. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Latter Day Saints Church, Bishop James Brubaker conducting the rites. Interment was in the mausoleum at Memory Lane Cemetery by the Curtis Mortuary. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. May Walker; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia C. Cook, of Bayard and Mrs. Dorothy A. Dean, Sebring, Fla., and four grand children.

Wessley: Word has been received of the death of Rev. B.C. Wessley, of Sacramento CA., one time pastor of the Pentecostal Church at New Mexico Cottage Sanatorium. He was known by many friends here.

Wesson: Rudy Earl Wesson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie L. Wesson died April 10 at Darnali Army Hospital, Ft. Hood, TX.

In the death in an El Paso, Texas, hospital Jan. 29, of B. J. West, 75, New Mexico lost a pioneer farmer and resident, who had lived in New Mexico for 40: years. Born Nov. 5, 1872, at Pine Bluff, Ark., Mr. West came to the Pecos Valley as a young man and was one of the early developers oil that rich agricultural section, with ‘a farm at Hagerman. Two years ago he moved to the MesHilla Valley, to operate a farm near Las Cruces. Mr. West was taken ill Jan. 7, suffering a heart attack, lie was removed to a hospital at El Paso for treatment. Surviving are his widow. Mrs. EvaWest; a son Ray West Dexter, two grandsons, Melvin and Marvin West; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Parrishand Miss Ruby West, Silver City; six brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held in H agerman, conducted by the Rev Bryan MethodIst pastor at Deming, a longtime friend of the family, assisted by the Rev. Harry Cox Hagerrnan, Interment was in the Hagerman cemetery. many friends attended the last rites. In their bereavement the family has the sympathy of the community..

Elmer Ernest West, 67, died at Hillcrest General Hospital June 23 after an extended illness:. Mr. West was a native of Cord. Ark., and had lived in Silver City for the past 25 years. Survivors include his widow, Dessie of Silver City: one daughter, Mrs. Charlone Chandler of Central two grandchildren; three brothers, Jessie of Newirk, Ark., Coy, of Cord, and Earl, of Jonesboro. Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Pan Barks of West Plains, Mo., and Mrs. Leslie Moody of San Bernardino. Calif. Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel 12p.m. Thursday with internment following in Memory Lane cemetry. The Rev. Jim Law of the First Baptist Church of CentraI officiated. Pallbearers were Richard M Springer, David P Wade, N J Dunn, A D Dunn, E W Dunn, and walter Dunn. Curtis mortuary was in charge.

Mrs. Mattie West, aunt of Mrs. Fred Parrish, passed away at her home in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Mrs. West, 81, had lived in Hagerman for more than 40 years before moving to California about 10 years ago. All of her children were reared and educated in Hagerman. She and her husband, Noah West, who survives her, had been married for 61 years. Other survivors include four sons, Guy, of Sacramento; Roy of San Francisco; Jeff of Stockton and Joe of San Jose; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Jung and Mrs. Beryl Walters, both of San Jose; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. One sister, Mrs. L. W. Garner, lives in Hagerman.

Fred L. Westgate, 62, president of the Federal Savings & Loan Association at Deming, died Monday in Memorlal hospital following a heart attack. It was well known in Silver City “where the bank has a branch”. Born in Forest City. Pa., Mr. Westgate had been head of the Deming Bank since 1952 and was prominent in finantial circles and a civic leader Survivors are his widow, Mrs Clara Westgiate, and a daughter, Mrs Lois Kruft of Las Cruces. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Deming Methodist Church. with burial in Mountain View cemetery..

Oliver J “Doc” Westlake, 40, died in his sleep from a heart attack at 714 Santa Fe sometime Sunday morning. He was found in the bed in his room Sunday about noon, death being several hours earlier. Funeral services will be conducted Wedesday moring at 9:30 at St benedict’s Catholic church abd burial will be in Mt cav ary cemetary. the rosary will be recited at 8:00 pm tonight at the HarouttBuis funeral home. born aug 17, 1907, in Kansas city Oliver James Westlake was a son of the late Dr and Mrs Oliver James Westlake. He came to Atchison in 1928 and had made his home her since except for four years spent in the Army during WWII. When he first came her he attended St Bernards collge from which he was graduated While a student he became a member of the football team and coached St Bernards first boxing team. Dureing his summers he worked for the Miscott Pasific as a breakman and after completing his education he became a conductor. He was a member of the railroad operating battalion which landed at Omaha beach in france during the European invasion. For several months he was in the thick of battle and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was decorated many times and was awarded five battle stars. Surviving are his sister Louise Westlake Mahon, Delano Ca; a brother Frank Westlake, Parkridge Ill; and an aunt Louise Shannon, delano Ca, who was a nurse at the Veterans Administration home at Wadsworth for many years.

WESTMORELAND: George Ray Westmoreland, 80, a resident of Silver City, died Saturday, Feb. 26, at Willow Manor Adult Care in Deming. Cremation will take place and a memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. He was born July 17, 1919, in Charleston, S.C., to Harley J. Westmoreland and Agusta Merit Westmoreland. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was an accountant early in his career and later turned his love of carpentry into his life's work in the residential construction industry. His family includes his wife, Elaine, of the home; a son, John Scott Westmoreland of Silver City; four daughters, Lynn Rae O'Connel of San Diego, Gail D. Westmoreland of Silver City, Leslie Ann Davis of Pine Valley, Calif., and Gwen Marie Westmore- land of Grayling, Mich.; a brother, James Westmoreland of Royal Oak, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Cremaory of Deming.

WESTWOOD: William W “Bill” Westwood, 82, passec away at his residence in Sil vet City on Saturday. H was horn in Philipsburg, Pa. on July 11, 1914, and remained there until his higf school graduation. At tha time, he headed west with the dream of becoming a schoolteacher, and eventually settled in Silver City. He married the former Lavini~ Dingman in~ 1936. H~ graduated from the Stat Teachers College in 1937 Upon graduation, he served in the Civilian Conservatior Corps as an educational adviser. He was a teacher and principal in the Silver Consolidated School District until his retirement in 1979. He was an active member of Tyronne Masonic Lodge No. 52, the Valley Community Church, the National Education Association and the National Elementary Principals Association. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lavinia; a daughter. Wilma, and her husband, Stanley Clark, and their children, Deeann Austin and Stanley Clark; and two sons, William Westwood Jr. and his wife, Cathy, and children, Allison Simmons, Whitney Westwood-Ortiz, Craig Westwood and Corby Westwood, and Sam West-wood and his wife, Jean, and their children, Sherri West-wood, John Westwood and J.P. Westwood. He is also survived by two sisters, Ruby Neil of)Cincinatti and June Rose of Belle Vernon pa.; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Baca’s Funeral Chapels with Pa’tor Elver Hoeffer officiating. interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations he made to the Masonic Relief Fund, or a charity of choice. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

WESTWOOD Lavinia Westwood was born Mary Lavinia Dingman on April 6, 1916, in Shawnee, OkIa. She moved to Newkirk, Okia., in the mid-l92Os. Her family moyed to Harley in 1929, and she graduated from Hurley High School in 1934. She later graduated from New Mexico State Teachers College in Silver City. During this time, she met and married her hu,sband of 60 years, William Westwood. Mrs. Westwood was a member of Tyrone Eastern Star Chapter No. 41. and Valley Community Congregational Church. She was a past member of the New Mexico Re~ii’ed Teachers Associatioll. She taught elementary school in Central during the 1950s. Mrs. Westwood was preceded in death by her husband, William ‘Bill’ Westwood, on Jan. 11; by her father, Jesse Jerome Dingman, on Sept. 3, 1952; and by her mother, Okia Mae Moore Dingmafl. on April 24, 1956. She is survived by her daughter, Wilma Clark, and her husband, Stan, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and their children, Deeann Austin and Dr. Stanley Clark; two Sons, William Westwood Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Saginaw, Mich., and children, Alison Simmons, Whitney Westwood-Ortiz, Dr. Craig Westwood and Corby Westwood, and Sam West-wood and his wife, Jean, of Silver City and their children, Sherri Westwood, John Westwood and J.P. West-wood; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jesse Edgar Dingman of Hayden, Ariz. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Baca’s Funeral Chapels with the Rev. Kyle Kneen officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Valley Community Congregational Church in Arenas Valley or a charity of choice. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s.

J. W. Wetherby long-time resident of Mogollon, died in his home there Monday. He was about 80. Wetherby had been a resident of the area for more than 50 years and during his lifetime, was one of the strongest boosters of the mining community. Funeral arrangements are pending with Cox mortuary.

Wetzel: Ernest R. "Buzz" Wetzel, 77, a longtime Silver City resident, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was born April 28, 1914, in Comanche, Texas, the son of Martin J. and Eugenia L. Wetzel. Mr. Wetzel was known by many as the "Coca-Cola Man" because he operated a soft-drink franchise for many years. He also played in Western dance bands in and around Grant County for many years. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 413, Oddfellows, and the Sheriff's Posse. Survivors include a son, Jim Wetzel, his wife, Toni, and their five children, all of Silver City; a daughter, Dixie Chandler, her husband, Rod, and their three children, all of Mimbres; a sister, Dorothy Nell Medlock of Del Rio, Texas; and a niece, Dina Lee Marshall of Tucson, Ariz. Graveside services were to be held today at 2 p.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were the Oddfellows. Honorary pallbearers were Gus Glass, B.L. Fortenberry, R.L. Chandler, Dr. Fred Fox and Meredith Neil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

WHEAT: Edgar Christopher Wheat, 83, died Thursday in Silver City He was born in Indian Territory, Okla. and had been a resident of Hurley since 1939. He retired from Kennecott 23 years ago where he worked as smelter foreman. He wa~ a member of the Hurley Masonic Lodge No. 55; was a 32nd degree mason: and was a member of-the Scottish Rite. Survivors are one daughter, Dorothy E. McKee of Whittier, Calif.; one son, Earl L. Wheat of Hurley: five sisters, Thelma Baker’ of’ Waco, Texas, Inez Atkinson of Cortez, Cole., Dolly Hobbs of Yucaipa, CA; Winnie Sullan of Conute, Okla., and Lilly Allen ft Manden, Nev. one brother, Odell I Hartless of’ Bayard four grandchildren ; and seven great -grandchildren. Services will be at 10 am. Monday at ‘Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with the Rev Rill Miller officiating. Internment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Members of the Hurlev Masonic Lodge No, 55 will conduct graveside service. Serving as pallbearers will he Donnld Lee, R L Chandler, Elmo Pecotte, Eddy Evatt, Jesse Molan, and John Harter. Honorary pallbearers will be John Stark, Marion Crumbly, Fred Garcia, Harry Crawford, Orval Hunt, and Harry Smith. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral home in Silver Citv.

WHEAT: Shawn Michael Wheat, a lifetime resident of Silver City, was born July 10, 1980, in Silver City. He was a member of the junior class at Cliff High School and had a great love for sports. Shawn loved the outdoors, and fishing, camping and sleeping under the stars, even at borne. He enjoyed loud music and cool cars, and had aspirations of being a world trave1er~ Survivors include his parents~ Michael and Sue Wheat, and a sister, Tiffany Wheat, of Silver City; his grandpareflts~ Bob and Dorothy Spangler of Pinos Altos, and Earl and Virginia Wheat of Hurley; two uncles, Steve Wheat of Hurley and Pat Spangler of Silver City; and two cousins, Lisa Best of Morenci, Ariz., and Jason Wheat of San Antonio, Texas. Honorary bearers named are Will Garard, Clint Jolly, Ralph Peters, Cheyanfle Wolf, Ryan Chaney, Cory White, Jason Stailey and Casey Salars. Cremation has taken place at Baca’s MimbreS Crematory. In lieu of flowthe Wheat family suggests memorials in Shawn’s name in the form of donations to the Ryan Chafley medical expense account set up at First New Mexico Bank in Silver City. Ryan ChaneY is the only survivor of the tragic accident. All services have been entrusted to the care of Ba-ca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 at Delk Drive in Silver City. Phone 388-2334.~49

WHEAT: Virginia Mae wheat, 70, of Hurley passed away Wednesday, Dec 9 in Tucson Medical Center. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-7 at Bright Funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2pm Friday at the Bright Funeral home with the Rev David W Prell officiating. Internment will follow at Memeory Lane. Mrs Wheat was born Sept 9 1928 in Texas the daughter of Allen dick and Lillie Mae McKibben Dick. She married Earl Leon wheat on March 11, 1943 in Silver city. She is survived by her husband of 55 years and nine months; two sons, Steve Wheat of Bayard and Michael Wheat and his wife Sue of Silver City; three grandchildren, Jason wheat of San Antonio, Lisa Best and her husband Erik of Morenci, and Tiffany wheat of Silver city; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs Wheat was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, shawn Wheat in 1997. Mrs Wheat, in the early 40’s, moved to Hurley where she attended school and met her high school sweetheart, Earl. They lived most of their lives in the Hurley/Central area where they reared their two sons. Mrs Wheat was an active member of the Indian hills Baptist Church and the 55 ALIVE class. Mrs Wheat’s main interest in life was the love of her husband and family. She loved to cook for them. Her hobbies were digging for and collecting old bottles, especially old Avon bottles and collecting old dishes. Entrusted to Bright.

Wheat: Margaret Wheat, 51, died Saturday, July 29, at Bernalillo County Medical Center in Albuquerque. Mrs. Wheat was a lifelong resident of Grant County. She is survived by her husband Edgar Wheat of Hurley, a step-daughter, Mrs. Dorothy McKee of Whittier, Calif., a step-son Earl Wheat of Hurley, four step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and an aunt, Mrs. Armanda Shaw of Central. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 2nd in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Foster and theEastern Stars conducting services. Burial followed in Memory LaneCemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Don Lee, Fernando Garcia, Cheno Moreno, Elger George, Billy Mims and Frank Sellman. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Crow, Henry Wallis, M.K. Nickelson, Al Dodson, John Starks and Harry Crawford.

Wheatly: Henry L. Wheatley, 70, a resident of Glenwood, died at his residence Tuesday evening. He was born June 25, 1918, in Luna and had resided in Glenwood the last 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in World War ll and had been employed with the Arizona Department of Public Safety before his retirement. Calling hours for Mr. Wheatley will be from 2-5 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Arizona time. (3 p.m. New Mexico time) in the Springerville Prespiterian Church with the Rev. William J. Buehler officiating. Concluding services will follow in the Springer cemetery with veterans honors accorded. Survivors include a son, John Claude Wheatley of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Judith Ann Whitman of Marlboro, Mass.; three sisters, Lucy Virginia (Mrs. Guss Allred) of Glenwood, Willie Cliff (Mrs. Ben Rutherford) of York, Ariz., and Bessie Birdie (Mrs. Harris Miller) of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Casket bearers willbe Hern Wilkins, Gus Becker, Sam and Robert Gardome, Buster Madariaga and Barry Williams. Honorary bearers will be Raymond Kelly, Mike Acosta, Kelsey Palmer and Charlie Herbella. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wheaton-Smith: Barbara Wheaton-Smith, 75, died Friday at her home near San Lorenzo. She was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Pittsburg, Pa., spent the next five years in Santa Barbara, Calif., then moved to England, where she was educated. She graduated from the Embassy (now Central London) School of Dramatic Art as a staff designer and was employed in that field when World War II broke out. She moved to the United States in 1940, working briefly for Civil Defense in Philadelphia, then in the medical field in New York. In 1948, she went to the Mimbres Hot Springs area to be with her mother, Ernestine Wheaton-Smith, and lived in the Mimbres Valley until her death. Ernestine Wheaton-Smith was the only child of the late Sir Ernest Craig, who, from about 1895 to 1911, owned and operated the Last Chance Mine in Mogollon before returning to England and a political career. Barbara Wheaton-Smith's father, Franklin Wheaton-Smith, was a prominent geologist and mining engineer who died in 1947. Miss Wheaton-Smith was prominent in the Republican Party, serving for many years as a member of the state Central Committee. She was active in the Women's Republican Organization and in local political organizations. She was, for many years, a trustee director of the Silver City Museum, to which she gave many items reflecting the life and activities of the turn of the century. She was also very interested in folk songs and folk music and has given her collection to the Western New Mexico University for research and instruction. She also donated a number of books on history to the library. With her passing, another link with the early days of Silver City has been broken. Miss Wheaton-Smith is survived by a brother, Craig Wheaton-Smith; a nephew and a niece; and great-nieces. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Silver City. Those who attend are asked to take no flowers. Donations to the Silver City Museum in her memory would be preferred. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium of Deming. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wheaton-Smith: Mrs. Ernestine Wheaton-Smith, 88, died Saturday inHillcrest Gen

WHEELER: Escom M. Wheeler, 71, passed away Friday in El Paso, Texas. He was born the son of Errie Ethel Boggs and Kay Wheeler in blaine Ky,on Jan. 23, 1914. He married Renna Maloy on May 30, 1942 and they had two children, He moved to Deming in 1961 and started Wheeler Shoe Store which he owned and operated until 1984. He is survived by his wife, Renna of Deming a daughter, Suzanne Meffcrd of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, ,John Wheeler of Visalia, Calif.; four grandchildren1 Christine and Michael Long of Phoenix and Joey and joni Wheeler of visalea CA, a sister Bernice ---,Brite and Fay Westerman; and several nicces and nephews. Services will he held Tuesday in the chapel of the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home in Silver City at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Miller of the First Baptist Church of Bayard officiating. Pallbearers will he Ernest Venegas Jr., Ernest Venegas Sr., Joe Ketchum, Carlos Correa, Tom Bederman and Joe Sifuentes. Interment Will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral home of Silver City.

Mrs Cecil R Wheeler, 88, who had resided in grant county for 12 years, died Saturday at the Rest Haven rest home in Silver city. Mrs Wheeler is survived by a daughter, Mrs Joe Lorier of Silver city; a son M L Wheeler, of Gendale Ca; four grandchildren abnd 14 great grandchildren; and a sister Mrs Carl J Johnson of La Harte Ill. The Rev George F Newman officiated at the funeral service at 10am Tuesday at the chapel of curtis mortuary. Burial was in Memory Lane cemetery.

Wheeler: Francis L. Wheeler, 85, a resident of Silver City and formerly of Deming, passed away Monday at his home in Silver City. He was born Oct. 27, 1909 to Omer Earnest and Olive Leaf (Britt} Wheeler in Auxvasse, Mo. He grew up in Colorado, where he graduated from Colorado University at Fort Collins and Greely and was pastor of a church in Florence. In 1939 he and his parents moved to Deming where his father opened the Wheeler Mortuary. Francis Wheeler became pastor of the First Christian Church of Deming and was also pastor of the First Christian Church of El Paso, Texas and the Mesilla Valley Church in Las Cruces. He later worked primarily with his father in the mortuary business. He retired for a short time, but in 1980, he and his wife, Allyne, started Wheeler Funeral Home in Silver City, and in 1982 they built the Golden Gate Funeral Home in Truth or Consequences. He was well known in the funeral business throughout the state of New Mexico and was still directing funerals with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home in Silver City until just weeks before his death. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. Mr. Wheeler was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Deming, a Master Mason with Silver City Masonic Lodge Chapter No. 8 and a member of Chapter No. 3 Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a member of the Lions Club in Deming for many years. He is survived by his wife, Allyne Wheeler of Silver City; his children, Jackie Mathews of El Paso, Patricia McDow of Albuquerque, Barbara Fordonski of Pennsylvania, Karen Jimerson of Kansas and Wayne Jimerson of Deming; 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ferguson Wheeler. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 this evening in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City with Bishop Alan Stott officiating. Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming with the Masonic cemetery committal by Jim Lane and the Silver City Masonic Lodge with assistance by the Deming Masonic Lodge. Serving as pallbearers will be his son, Wayne Jimerson; grandsons, Robert and Josh Jimerson and Brian Gilmore; and friends Richard H. Day, Odell Fortenberry and Don Ruttan. Honorary pallbearers will be his many friends. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Wheeler; Grace Adelaide Wheeler, 84, died recently in Silver City. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Clarion, Mich, and was a resident of Hanover for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Adah V. Fleming of Hanover; four grandchildren, John Phillip Fleming of Silver City, Nancy Jo Szalay of Kila, Montana, Craig Mark Wheeler of EastHanover, N.J., Jeffrey William Wheeler of Anaheim, Ca. and four great- grandchildren. Memorial Services were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David L. Saucier of the First United Methodist Church, Silver City, officiating. Burial followed in Maple Hill Cemetery, Clarion, Mich, at a later date. Local arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wheeler; Marjorie M. Wheeler, 65, of Deming died Feb. 23 in Memorial General Hospital in Las Cruces. She was born Jan. 15, 1919 in Cambridge, Mass. and had spent the winter months in Deming. A memorial service was held Feb. 24 at the Wheeler Wayside Chapel with Rev. Edward Richmeyer, Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church officiating. Mrs. Wheeler is survived by her husband, Morris C. Wheeler of Deming; her step-mother, Jean Fleming of Decatur, Ill.; one daughter, Sandra Wernert of Toledo, Ohio; two sons, Morris Golden Wheeler and Richard Wallace Wheeler, both of Toledo, Ohio; step-sisters, Carolyn Perkins of Decatur, Ill. and Bess White of El Cajon, Calif. Arrangements by the Wheeler Mortuary of Deming.

Whelchel: Lawrence E. Whelchel, 61, of Kearny, Ariz., passed away Monday. Arrangements are pending through Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

WHETTEN: Visitation for David Ray Whetten, 16, of Silver City will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. Burial will be in the Clifi/Gila Mesa Cemetery Whetten died Tuesday. Survivors include his parents, Jack and Mary Whetten; brother, Justin Whetten; sisters, Julie Whetten and Jennifer Whetten, all of Silver City; paternal grand- mother, Zola Whetten of Gila; and maternal grandparents, Harold and Florence Norris of Cliff.

Whetten: Ivan L. "Chino" Whetten, 66, died May 31 in the Mount Graham Community Hospital in Safford, Ariz. He had been a resident of Safford for the past five years. Services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. in the 20th Street chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Safford, followed b graveside services at 3 p.m. in the Fort Bayard National Cemetary with full military honors. He was born in Colonia Garcia, Mexico,was educated in Colonia Juarez, and he entered the military in World War II serving in the central Pacific, including at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was discharged in 1946 and returned to Mexico. He moved to the United States in 1967 settling first in Arizona for two years prior to moving to Buckhorn where he worked on the Moon Ranch. He had worked for the Pacific Western Land and Cattle Co. in New Mexico and later on Pacific Western properties south of Safford. He was a member of Swift-Murphy Post No. 32 of the American Legion in Safford. He is survived by his wife, Zola, of Safford; four sons, Maxie of Orem, Utah, Gene of Anthony, Gary of Buckhorn and Jack of Cliff; two daughters, Jill Carter of Globe, Ariz., and Marci Brown of Fort Collins, Colo.; three brothers, Elvin and Adrian of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Rey of Colonia Juarez; two sisters, Genevieve Johnson of Lavine, Utah, and Vera Pratt of El Paso, Texas; and 14 grandchildren. Caldwell Funeral Home of Safford is in charge of arrangements.

Whipple: Funeral services for Hannah Whipple, who died Monday, will be conducted today at 5 p.m. at Caldwell's "Chapel of the Valley" in Safford, Ariz. Survivors include her parents, Howard and Julia Whipple of Safford; a sister, Carly Whipple; maternal grandparents, Russell and Dixia Longshore of Silver City; paternal grandparents, Jay and Lynne Whipple of Taylor, Ariz.; and numerous aunts and uncles. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Arrangements are under the direction of Caldwell Funeral Home.

Charles T. White, 41, of Silver City, a World War II veteran, died Monday in the Veterans Hospital at Tucson. He served in the U. S. Army in the Pacific and was severely wounded in action. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bertha Wason of Santa Rita. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary chapel Burial will take place in the Fort Bayard cemetery. Full military burial honors will be accorded at the grave by VFW Post members.

WHITE: Everett L. White, a former Silver City resident, passed away Thursday at his home in Clifton, Ariz., after an extended Illness. I-fe was born May 14, 1921, in Effingham, Ill. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War Ii. After the war, Mr. White returned to Effingham, where he farmed until 1962. At that time, he moved his family to Silver City, where he did Construction work for many years, prior to moving to Clifton. He is survived by his wife, Frances; four SOns, Mike White of Dallas, Ore., Joe White of San Manuel, Ariz., T9pi White of SiIver City, and John White of Safford, ‘Ariz.; and a daughter, Carolyn Beardslee of Segundo, Cob. He is also survived by two brothers, MeIvin White and Ronald White of Illinois; four sisters, Mary Landreth of Kansas, and Delores Lucas, Ruth White and Una Dial of Illinois; 11 grandsons; four granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren, He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Lee; a brother Gerald; two sisters Mildred Ozmen and Ihelma Fuller; and a granddaughter, Tammy Jo White. Services will be held Monday at I p.m. Arizona time at the First Baptist Church in Morenci, Ariz., where he was an active member. The family requests that, in lieu of’ flowers, donations be made to the hospice program. David’s Funeral Home in Safford is in char e of arrangements

WHITE: ~ Henrietta White, 82, died Sunday at Fort Bayard. She was born in New York but had been a longtime resident of Grant County. Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Otis White, She is survived by a son, Richard Husking of Garner, N.C. a son-in-law, Ed Johnson of Silver Cit~’, six grandchildren 12 great—grandchildren, Graveside services will he held Friday at 2 P.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are by Wheeler.

WHITE: J. Athington White, 82, died Tuesday morning at his residence in Silver City. Mr. White was born July 11, 1902 in Silver City to Alvan N. and Louise White As a lifelong resident, Mr. White was involved in area engineering and mining activities. He was a member of the Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 8 AF&AM. Mr White was preceeded in death by his wife Dorothy I . White and his daughter Allayne Jean White He is survived by his wife Ines G. White of Silver City; his sons Robert ‘Moose’ White and his wife Frankie and Thomas V. White and his Wife Leslie, all of Silver City. One daughter Arnita L swell and her husband Duane of Oakland Calif.; his grandchildren, Hunter White, Layne White, Melisa White, ryan White, Blake white, and Blair White, all of Silver city and Jelayne Sewell and Judd Sewell of Oakland Calif.; his great-grandchildren, Ashliegh White and Justin white of Silver city; one stepson, David Burrier and his wife Marylin of Delray Beach Fl.; and three step grandchildren, Dan Burrier, Debra Burrier, and Doug Burrier all of Delray. Graveside services were held at 10am Thursday in the Silver City Masonic cemetery with the Silver city Masonic Lodge officiating. Internment followed. Serving as pallbearers were Jack Desvaux, Rufus Hotchkiss, Al Johnson, T J Mayberry, Leann Manning, and Bill Colby. Honorary pallbearers were Pilar Lopez, Bob Booth, Howard Burris, frank Williams, Nolan Probst, Fred Owsley, Bob Meen, Roy Hirty, and James Pollack. Contributions can be made to the Silver City library. Arrangements by Wheeler.

CARLSBAD _ May 2; One of New Mexico’s noted pioneers pasted and the discoverer of the world famous Carlsbad Caverns James L. (Jim) White died in a hospital here April 28 after a suddend stroke. He was 63. White was the first white man to enter the famous caverns and for 19 years sought to have them exploited but not until 1823 did he succeed. Carlsbad Caverens were made a National Park now viisited yearly by thousands of tourists who are awed by the granduer of the underground wonderland.Ida Ava Stoneburner

WHITE: John T White, formerly of Pinos altos entered eternal rest Sunday, Jan, 31, at his home in Las ^Cruces. He was born Aug 7, 1928,in Crosbyton, Texas, to the late Leslie and Irene White. He graduated ; from elementary school in Pinos Altos and graduated in 1946 from Teachers High ' School in Silver City. He entered the. Marines, serving for two years, and later ^graduated from New Mexico State University in 1952. Mr. White was preceded in death' by his sister, Ann, in'1998. He is survived by five children, Christopher of Farmington, Sharon of Phoenix, Julia of Las Cruces, James of Albuquerque and Shirley of ' Las Cruces; and six grand- children. He is also survived by a sister, Margaret Adams, and her husband, Bill, of Juneau, Alaska; and Dan •White and, his wife, Lillian, of Pinos Altos. Survivors also include nieces, Jennifer Ham of Silver City and Rachel White of Phoenix; and nephews, Brian White of • Albuquerque, Roger White of Las Vegas, Nov., and Vincent White of Silver City. Graham Mortuary in Las Cruces is handling arrangements. Interment will take ;place; at' Hillcrest Memorial Garden Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

WHITE: Mallie Drusilla White, 86, a longtime Silver City resident, died Wednes- day morning at her resi- dence. She was born May 30, 1912, to Cicero Earl Nichols and Mary Jane Whaley in Magnolia, Ark. She lived on the family farm until the age of 18, when she moved west to Phoenix. At 20 years of age, she met and married Fred Ricks and moved to San Diego. For the next nine years, she and her husband lived around San Diego and Yuma, Ariz. She was widowed in 1939 and became active in full-time preaching as one of Jeho- vah's Witnesses. In 1942 she met Barney Lafayette White, who was also a fulltime minister serving in a special assignment near Silver City. They married May 20, 1944, and resided in Silver City. She has two children, John White and Sharon Miller, both of Silver City; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. White remained a loyal, faithful witness of Jehovah until the day of her death, and will be missed by the hundreds of friends who remember her faith and happy outlook. A memorial service will be held Saturday morn- ing at 10 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Mrs Anna White , mother of Mrs Gladys Hunter of Bayard died suddenly shortlyly before 1, pm. Wednesday,’t at the family home of a ‘heart attack. Mrs. White was in the yard at the time of the fatal seizure. hanging clothes on a line. FuneraI arrangements are pending at the Curtis mortuary.

Death last Thursday summoned Mrs. Herma E. White, 83, at the home of her son. Melvin M. White, at,422’E. 16th St. Surviving, besides her son in Silver City, is a daughter, Mrs. Paul E. Lusgy. Pasco, Wash. The Cox Mortuary sent the body to her former home in St. Charles, Mo., where funeral services were held and burial took place.

Mrs. Julia . White, 77, died at Resthaven Nursing home October 21 after a long illness. Mrs. White was a resident of Silver City for 45 years. She operated White’s Nurery for 24 years. - She is survived by a son, Clyde Cunningham in Burbank, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline McMillen, Silver City; granddaughters, Mrs. Clydene Simpson, Northridge, Ca1if. and Mrs. Darlene Billings, Silver City; four great-grandchildren, Kari and Sheri Simpson and Judy and Billy Billings. Services were held in Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel at 10 a.rn. Tuesday. The LDS elders officiated. Private graveside services followed at the Masonic Cemetery Masoleum. Casket bearers were Jonnie McDonad, Marvin Glenn, Walter Wilson, Hank Thomas; Roland Billings And BubConyer. In lieu of flowers the family has rèquested a memorial gift to Carrie Tingley Hospital at T or C.

Mrs. Madge Elaine White, 54, wife of Dr. Harold N. ‘White, head of the English and Literature Departments at New Mexico Western College, passed away Saturday at the family home, 311 N. Bayard St. of a heart attack. Mrs. White had resided in Silver City for the past 18 months, coming here with her husband from Lubbock, Texas, where she was in the registrar’s office of Texas Tech. College. Surviving, besides her husband, are three sons, Robert, Richard Bruce and Elbert; three sisters, Mrs. Zoe King, Mrs. Blanche Hoover and Mrs. Kathyrn King and two brothers, W. C. King and Frank King. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Gary Kamerling of the First Presbyterian Church conducting the rites. Interment was in the Silver City mausoleum.

Mrs. Marie White, wife of Henry A. White, of the Industrial Department of Chino Mines Division, Kennecott Copper corporation, passed away shortly 1after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the family home, 705 West 12th St. She had been seriously ill for some weeks. Born Dec. 8, 1901, in White City, Kansas, Mrs. White graduated from High School there and completed her education at the College of Emporia, in Emporta, Kansas, graduating in 1924. Thereafter she completed a commercial course in 1928 at the Salt City Business: College Hutchinson, Kansas. Her maiden name was Sarah Marie Welch and Aug. 23, 1929, she married Henry A. White. They moved to Des Moines, Iowa. where Mrs. White taught in the Des Moines East High School, and in 1938 went to Lockport, Ill., where she taught in the High School. In August, 1947, Mr. and Mrs. White came to Silver City, at which time Mrs. White became a member of the faculty of New Mexico Western College, teaching in the commercial department. From l952 to 1950, Mrs. ‘White had been a member of the staff of the Silver City’ Enterprise, serving as office manager and news and society editor. In this dual position she was exceedingly capable and in her newspaper activities became well known throughout the community, with innumerable devoted friends. Mrs. White was a past Worthy .Matron of the Order of Eastern Star of Lockport, Ill; a past president of the Grant County Branch of the American Association of University. Women; a member of the Advisory Board of the Order of Rainbow For Girls and a member of the First Methodist Church She was secretary of the Church Board of Trustees for four years. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, the Rev, Orlie H. White, pastor of the First Methodist Church,. Poteet, Texas; a daughter. Mary Elizabeth White, student at McMurry College, Abilene, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Maud Oesterreich, Herington, Kansas; und a brother, Clyde Welch, Pacomina, Calif. Members of the immediate family were at the bedside of Mrs. White when the final summons came. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday In the First Methodist Church. The rites will be conduced by her son, the Rev. Orlie White, and the Rev. A. B. Cavanaugh, pastor of the church. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery, directed by the Cox Mortuary with graveside ritualistic rites by officers of the Silver City Chapter No 3, Order of the Eastern Star. Active pallbearers will be R. 0 Schmitz,, William L. Russell, Jesse Little, Leon M. Bowey, Harve Oliphant and John Harlan Honorary pallbearers will be William H. MulIane, Don Lusk Jeff Glenn, L W. Rockwell,_Fred Parrish, Hubert 0, Robertson p Barney Himes, Hugh Hawkins Nelson Wygant, Lawrence FtedErick, J. Cloyd Miller and Clark Daugherty.

Word has been received of the death Friday of Mrs. Maude H. White of Tulsa, Okla. Mrs. White is the mother of Thomas E. White of Arenas Valley. Other survivors are a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, of Tulsa, two granddaughters, Mrs. Betty Biggs and Mrs. Rosalie Acosta, and five great. grandchildren, all of Arenas Valley. Funeral services will be held in Tulsa on Tuesday. Mrs. White, was 87 years old was a former long-time resident of Silver City.

Mrs Udine White, 69, a retired teacher In the Silver City public schools where she taught for 41 years and had an outstanding record in her profession, died last Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital, after a several months illness, which followed a fall last January in which she suffered a broken hip. She was the wife of Douglas White. Funeral services were held Monday at 10am at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, the Rev. C. M. Henderson, of the Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Attending the funeral were three sisters, Mrs. Robert Compton, Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. Charles Nixon, Gary, and., and Mrs. Balkely and husband of Pine Bluff Ark.

WHITE: Thomas “Tooch” Walter White, 44, died at his residence in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Athington and Dorothy White, and a sister, Allayne Jean White. He attended public school in Silver City, Western New Mexico University, and the University of Arizona, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Sigma Chi, and the Big Brothers of America. He is survived by his wife, Leslie J. White of Tulsa; three SOflS, Thomas Blair White, Ryan C. Biery and Blake P. Iiiery, all of Tulsa; a sister, Arnita Se-well, her husband, Duane, and their children, Jelayne and Jud of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Robert “Moose” White, and his wife, Frankie, and their children, Melissa, Hunter White, and his wife Kelley, and Lavue White, and his wife Susan, all of Silver City; and his stepmother, Ines White of Silver City. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev, C.M. Henderson officiating. The family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box l943 Silver City, N.M. 88062, or to the Brass Ring Society, an organization granting last dreams and wishes to terminally ill children at 7020 S. Yale, Suite 103, Tulsa, Okla. 74136. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral home of Silver City.

Funeral services were held Monday at .2 p.m. in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Thomás E. White, a life long resident of this community who passed away Friday. The Rev. Alfred Pace of-the First Methodist church Officiated. Internment services were conducted by the Burley Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 55 at the Masonic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gwen White of Arenas Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Blgg of Silver City and Mrs. Arnold Acosta of Arenas Valley, five grandchildren Mr. White retired from Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1965 after 38 years service. He was a life member of Hurley Lodge. A.F, & A,M.. No. 55. member of the OES, No.43 of Hürley and a veteran of World War I.

White: Barbara White died Dec. 15 at the Hillcrst General Hospital. Services for Mrs. White were pending at the Wheeler Funeral Home.

White: Desdemona Vee White, 74, of Reserve passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born June 19, 1919, to Arthur W. and Vida (Ambrose) Austin, in Evanston, Ill. She marriedTheodore Samuel White on June 9, 1955, in Libby, Mont. Mrs. White was a member of the Reserve Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Arthur C. White of Alpine, Calif., and Timothy John White of Colorado City, Texas, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and also her husband, Theodore Samuel White, in 1978. Services will take place Thursday at the Reserve Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 10 with Pastor M. Keith Riddle officiating. Interment will follow in the Reserve Cemetery. Arrangements are byCurtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

WHITE: Mrs. Dorothy White, 58, active for many years in the civic life of Silver City and a beloved resident, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital Monday evening. She had been ill for about two months. Born in Fay, Nevada, Mrs. White had lived here since 1930, and throughout her life gave unselfish and outstanding service to many worthwhile activities for the progress of the community. A member of one of silver City's pioneer families, Mrs. White had a wide acquaintance and innumerable devoted friends. She had served as a member of the City Council, was a member of the hospital board of directors for several years and was one of the organizers of the Girl Scouts and had a principal part in the establishment of the Little House for this group. Other activities included membership in the Order of Eastern Star and the P. E. O. Her religious affiliation was the Presbyterian Church. Survivors are her husband, Athington White, Chief engineer of the American Smelting & Refining Company; a daughter, Mrs. Arnita Sewell, of Oakland, Calif.; two sons, Robert (Moose) White and Tommy White; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George Warren, of Las Cruces and Mrs. Wilbur Ashbury, of Phoenix, and her mother, Mrs. Ernest Lane, also of Phoenix. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. Conducting the rites will be the Rev. Samuel Thompson of the Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the family plot in the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ben Shantz, William J. Colby, Howard Burris, Thomas E. White, Ben Johnson and Fred Owsley.

White: Eva Lee White, 68, a former resident of Silver City, passed away Tuesday at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz. She is survived by her husband, Everett of Clifton, Ariz.; four sons, Mike of Dallas, Ore., Joe of San Manuel, Ariz., Tom of Silver City, and John of Clifton; one daughter, Carolyn Beardslee of Trinidad, Colo.; three brothers, Bob Fisher of Oceanside, Calif., Jack Fisher of Mesa, Ariz., and Calvin Fisher of Las Cruces; one sister, Tommie of Douglas, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Coldwell Funeral Home in Safford, Ariz.

White: Mrs. Frances S. White, 57, passed away Friday, January 13 at her residence in Silver City. Mrs. White was a lifelong resident of Grant County and a life member of the Hurley Chapter of Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, Wade A. White ofSilver City, three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Booth of Carlsbad, Miss Virginia White of Santa Fe, Miss Frances White of Silver City, a son, Stephen White of Silver City and three grandsons. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Wilson of Albuquerque and an aunt, Hazel McDonald of El Paso. Funeral services were held Monday, January 16 at the First United Methodist Church in Silver City with Rev. Clifford E. Hutton officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Servingas pallbearers were V. W. Byrd, Tink Burris, R.L. Cooper, Bill Russell, Dan Bowman and Charles St. John. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy McCauley, Maurice Conner, Stewart Pinkerton, Aaron Roberts, Duke Cooper, John Byrd, Tom Byrd, David Byrd and Roland Billings. Those who wish may make donations to the University Civic Symphony Orchestra, c/o Music Dept., WNMU, Silver City, N.M.

White: Gwen F. White, 87, of Arenas Valley, died Thursday in the Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 25, 1901, to James T. Fyer and Anges Walsted, in Ochel Tree County, Texas. She taught school in the Cobre Schools for 25 years. She was precededin death by her husband, Thomas White, and her daughter, Betty Gwen Biggs. Survivors include her daughter, Rosa Lee Acosta and her husband, Arnold, of Grand Junction, Colo.; five grandchildren, Arnold Thomas Acosta of Bountiful, Utah, Michael Lee Acosta of Gillette, Wyo., Diane Babler of Battlement Mesa, Colo., Tim Acostaof Reno, Nev., and Susan Maly of St. Johns, Ariz.; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted today at 10 a.m. in the Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. J. Gorton Smith officiating. Arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

White: Ines White, 74, formerly of Silver City, entered eternal life Sunday in Las Cruces Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Argonia, Kan., and was a retired secretary. She is survived by her mother, Hattie T. George of Silver City; a son, David Burrier, and his wife, Marilyn, of Las Cruces; a stepson, Robert "Moose" White of Silver City; a stepdaughter, Arnita Sewell of Oakland, Calif.; two brothers, Roy George Jr. of Ponca City, Okla., and Terry George of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Pat Swallow of Silver City; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy George Sr.; a brother, Karl George; an infant daughter, Donna Elizabeth; and her husband, Athington White. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Ihlefeld of the Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the family plot. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 12724, El Paso. Texas 79913-2724. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

White: Josephine Evelyn White passed away on December 15, 1981 at the Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. White was born in Malaga, N.M. on Nov. 6,1921. She was a long time resident of Bayard and Grant County. Mrs. White died early Tuesday morning after an extended illness. She was a graduate of Golden Beauty School in Tucson and later owned and operated the Cobre Beauty Salon in Bayard and also worked as a beautician at the Ft. Bayard Hospital before poor health forced her to retire. She had also been an active member of the Bayard Rebeckah Lodge and B.P.W. Mrs. White is survived by her husband of 40 years, Kenneth White, a daughter Novella, both of Bayard; her son, David White and grandson, David Christian of Phoenix; a half-sister, Mary Emily Sandfer of California; a brother, Jonny Estes of Phoenix and many nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Estes, Gary Gilliland, Billy Gilliland, Frank Estes, Joe Brown and G.E. Brown.. Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Brown, Tom Gilliland, Tom Lottrite, D.N. (Duke) Klingman, Ernie Brown, and Con Brown. Services for Mrs. White were held Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home. All arrangements were under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

White: Karen Rae White, 33, a resident of Hurley, died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. She was a 1975 graduate of Rav District High Schoolin Kearny, Ariz. Survivors include her husband, Charles Wesley of Hurley; three daughters; Marie, Shelby and Naomi, all of Hurley; abrother, Arley Rankin of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and three sisters, Pam Gotto of Kearny, Rene Vai of Mesa, Ariz., and Gina Rankin of Tempe, Ariz. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Silver City at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

White: Katherine P. White, 77, of Silver City died Nov. 23 in El Paso. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. andJean White of Oceanide, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and C. Walter Collens. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd inSilver City with the Rev. Gerald Griffen officiating. Contributions may be made to the Katy White Memorial Fund at the church. Local arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.Wimmer; Norman Leslie Wimmer, age 76, of Bayard, N.M. died Feb. 20 in Hillcrest Hospital. Wimmer was born August 4, 1905, in San Francisco, the son of Anthony and Etta Robinson Wimmer and was a resident of Bayard for the past ten years. He was employed as a retail clerk in a supermarket in California for twenty-five years before his retirement in 1967, and was a member of the Retail Clerk Union Local 1428, of Pamona, Calif. Mr.Wimmer is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Graff of Arlington, Va. and Mrs. Dorthea Mitchell of LaVerna, Calif.; one foster-son, Jesse Salgado of Silver City; and numerous grandchildren. Services were held on Feb. 25 in the Pierse Brothers Mortuary, Hollywood,Calif., under the direction of Rev. James Judy of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Valhalla Cemetery. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

WHITE: Leslie T. White, formerly of Pinos Altos, died March 10 in El Paso. He was 57 years old. Mr. White resided in Pinos Altos from 1942 till 1952, during which time he worked for ASARCO as an accountant. He had resided in El Paso for the past 15 years, where he was owner-manager of Ten - Wide Trailer Sales. Survivors are his wife, Irene, two sons, John of Las Cruces and Daniel of Hurley, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Adams, Las Cruces; Mrs. Ann Strohl, Washington, N. J.; his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Manning, Oceano, Calif., and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, in El Paso. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Las Cruces.

White: Lidia E. White, 87, a resident of Fort Bayard, died July 26at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Graveside funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. with David Strain officiating. Interment was at the Fort Bayard State Cemetery. Entrusted to the care of Baca'sHillcrest Funeral Chapels.

White: Melvin M. White, 62, a World War I veteran and for many years associated with the Kauffman Motor Co., now Skillman Motors, died last Thursday in Hillcrest General Hospital, following a heart attack suffered at his home. He was a member of the National Rifle Assn., the Grant County Rifle Club, the American Legion and the Methodist Church. Over a period of years, he was widely known as an expert on guns--rifles and pistols--which was his hobby. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Blanche White and a sister, Mrs. Paul Lusby of Pasco, Wash. Funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Albert D. Cavanaugh, pastor of the First Methodist Church and the Rev. Harold E. Johnso of the Santa Rita Community Church. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery.

White: Sudie Davisson White, 96, a 20-year resident of Silver City, died Monday afternoon in Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 11, 1893, in Bell County, Texas; was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star; and was a homemaker. Cremation was by Mimbres Crematorium. Mrs White had requested that no services be held. Surviors are her daughter, Betty Knoblauch St. John of Silver City; a stepson, Wade A. White of Silver City; a foster son, Larry R. Marinell of Los Angeles; four grandchildren, Hugo S. Knoblauch of Robstown, Texas, Dessie Knoblauch Crow of Beaumont, Texas, and Robert G. Mason and Sue Mason Powers, both of Bonsall, Calif.; five step-grandchildern, Toni St. John Clifton and Steve White, both of Silver City, Patsy White Booth of Carlsbad, Virgina White of Washington, D.C., and Frances White Molenhof of New York City; and a nephew, William C. Davison of Winterhaven, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade A. White Sr.; a son, Hugo S. Knoblauch Sr,; and a daughter, Lois K. Mason. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

White: Tammy Jo White, 9 died Sunday, July 23 at her residence in San Miguel, Ariz. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. White of San Manuel, Ariz., a brother, Troy Wayne White of San Manuel, her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett L. White of Clifton, Ariz., and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira M. Ward of Bayard. Graveside services were held Wednesday, July 26 at Memory Lane Cemetery.

White: Services for Thomas White were held Monday at the Fort Bayard Veteran's Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Brent of the First Baptist church of Silver City officiating. White had been killed March 2 in a fall from a utility pole. He was 33. Spokesmen for the Community Public Services Company said White had apparently fallen from the pole while working to increase the electrical capacity in the area of 13th and Grant Streets. There were no witnesses to the beginning of the fall. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a son Russell; and two daughters; Terri and Cheri; two brothers; Don and Larry; and a paternal grandmother, Mrs. G.W. Jordan of Silver City.

neral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Thomas E. White, a life long resident of this community who passed away Friday. The Rev. Alfred Pace of the First Methodist Church officiated. Interment services were conducted by the Hurley Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 55 at the Masonic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gwen White of Arenas Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Biggs of Silver City and Mrs. Arnold Acosta of Arenas Valley; and five grandchildren. Mr. Whiteretired from Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1965 after 38 years service. He was a life member of Hurley Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 55,member of the OES, No. 43 of Hurley, and a veteran of World War I.

White: Thomas M. White, 79, of Silver City passed away Saturday at Hacienda de Salud. He was born July 30, 1914, to Edgar E. and Bessie M. (Whitehead) White in Leesville, La. His father was a trapper and he grew up hunting and fishing in the Gila Wilderness. Mr. White was a member of the Indian Hills Baptist Church and Troop F 111th Cavalry of the New Mexico National Guard. He was recognized for his excellent horsemanship as a member of the troop. He is survived by two sons, Don White and his wife, Jackie, of Silver City, and Larry White and his wife, Nancy, of Swanton, Ohio; a sister, Graceola Arnspiger, and her husband, R.L., of Silver City; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Smith) White, Dec. 15, 1981, and a son, Thomas M. White Jr. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Memory Lane Cemetery with Pastor Dan Grindstaff officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Indian Hills Baptist Church or the Ann Grady Center, 1525 Eber Road, Holland, Ohio 43528. Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City to serve them.

White: Mrs. Virginia Blanche White, 90, died the evening of March1 at her resi

White: Wade Austin White, Jr., 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade A. White, met instant death on Sunday afternoon in the Bear Mountain area, while riding in a jeep driven by George Franks. The jeep suddenly flipped over on a dirt road and Austin was crushed to death. George escaped injury. The accident occurred about a milefrom the White home on the Bear Mountain Road, three miles northwest of Silver City. Investigating the accident was State Patrolman Alfred Morrison and Sheriff John Turney. A coroner's inquest was held by Justice of the Peace Bob Johnson and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Austin White was born April 18, 1942 in Silver City. He graduated from the Silver City Public Schools and was a freshman at New Mexico Western High School, where he was an excellent student and popular among his schoolmates. Surviving are his parents; two sisters, Patricia andVirginia Ann; a brother, Stephen; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Schroeter of Bayard; an uncle, T.H. Schroeter, Jr. of Silver City; an aunt in Albuquerque and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary H. White of Carrizo, Texas. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church, the Rev. Charles S. Walker, officiating. Serving as casket bearers were John Byrd, Byron Smith, George Franks, Mike Thomas, Phillip Goforth and Mike Steppe, schoolmates. Interment was in the SilverCity cemetery under direction of the Cox Mortuary.

White: Wesley H. White, 43, former resident of El Paso, died Wednesday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Felice White of Silver City; mother, Mrs. Jame White and brother, Henry White Jr. of Atlanta, Ga. Funeral services and burial will take place at El Paso.

White: William E. White, 78, retired carpenter and long-time resident of Grant County, died last Saturday at his home in Bayard. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in theCox Mortuary chapel, conducted by Rev. J.A. MacDougall of Jehovah's Witnesses church at Lordsburg. Burial was in the SilverCity cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Homer of Silver City and Barney of Grants; a daughter, Mrs. J.R. Hotchkiss, Silver City; a brother, James White, Greensboro, N.C.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

WHITE: Allen J. White, 91, of Silver City passed away Monday at his home in the arms of his loving family. He was born Aug. 17, 1905, to John and Samantha White in Canyon, Texas. He grew up and retired as a farmer. In March 1941, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. While serving in the Philippines during World War II, he re ceived several citations, including the Purple Heart and Bronze Service Star. He was also a Bataan Death March and Prisoner of War survivor. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bowden White. He is survived by his wife, Felipa White of Silver City; his son,. John, and his wife, Lillian, of Truth or Consequences; four daughters, Ida Bender and her husband, Rick, of Albuquerque, Juliette Dicker and her husband, Ray, of Las Cruces, and Callie Montoya and her husband, Joe, and Linda Gilmore and her husband, Richard, all of Silver City; two stepsons, Ernest and Fidel Salcido; one brother, Troy Reynolds; five sisters, Elvielee Gockley. Jeraldine Resley, Marie McDonald, Laferin Barcala and Wynona Cawyer; 15. grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visita tion will be held Friday morning at 9 and the chapel service will follow at 9:30 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with honors being accorded by the area veterans groups. Serving as casket bearers will be Ronald Bender, Joe L. Montoya, Gabe Gilmore, Allen J. "A.J." White, Russ Wilson and Joshua A. Mon. toya. Honorary bearers are Amy Montoya, Callie Gilmore, Jahan Gilmore and his remaining grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels

WHITE: Wade A. White, 80, a resident of Hachita, entered into rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Carrizo Springs, Texas, to Wade A. White Sr. and Mary Harris White. Mr. White was self-employed as a general contractor. He is survived by Elizabeth Larkrns of Hachita; a son, Stephen M. White, and his wife, Jan, of Silver City; three thiughters, Patricia Booth and her husband, Ernest of Silver City, Virginia Anne White of Washingion, D.C., an Frances White of New York City; two brothers, John White and his wife, Stella, of Texas, and Bill White an his wife, Pura, of Texas' three sisters, Mary Elle Black and her husband George, of Texas, France Floyd of California and Betty St. John of Silver City; five grandchildren, Jennif and Jared White of Silver City, David Booth of Sausalito, Catif., Chase Booth of New York City, and Brennon Burton of Deming; and a great-grandchild, Carly Booth of Sausalito. Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife, Frances White; a son, Wade Austin White; a grandson, Ernie Booth; and a sister, Beatrice LouFranks. Cremation has taken place and no services have been stheduled at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Hachita Community Association, P.O. Box 72, Hachita, NM 188040. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Cremetorium.

Mrs.May O. Whitehill a long. time resident of Grant county, died yesterday at the home of her son. C. 0. Whitehill in Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Whitehill was the wife of C. C, Whitehill, another Silver City pioneer She came to Grant county as a small child in l879 with her parents. Mr and Mrs. J 0. Biggs. Mrs. Whitehill was born in Austin, Tex.. in 1877. In 1807 she was married to Mr. Whitehill and for most of her life with the exception of a few years spent In California, lived in Grant county. At the time of her death, she was visiting her son while undergoing medical treatment on the Pacific coast. Survivors are her husband: two sisters, Mrs. Maid B. Stratton of Silver City and Mrs. Blanche Ferguson Long Beach: her son, a daughter. Mrs. L B. King, Southgate, Calif. and a brother, Claude Riggs, Deming. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon in Long Beach, Burial will be in Long Beech.

WHITEHEAD: Ramona Delgado Whitehead, 91, of Silver City passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, at Gila Regional Medical Center. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Marcos Reyna officiating. Interment will be in Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Mrs. Whitehead was born Aug. 31, 1907, in Santa Rita, the daughter of Concepcion L. Garcia and Benedita Delgado Garcia. She was mar- ried to Lt. Col. Lewis J. Whitehead. She is survived by one son, Rudy Lewis Whitehead; a niece, Sally Sanchez, and her husband, Alfred, of Silver City; a nephew, Richard Dixon of Las Cruces; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis, in June 1989; two sisters, Concha Castillo and Cecila Turrieta; and one brother, Gonzalo Garcia. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Whitehead: Ernest L. Whitehead, 65, a resident of Glenwood, entered life entetnal Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Baxter, Kan., and was active in the Glenwood community. Cremationn was by Baca's Mimbred Crematorium. Survivors include his wife, Helen Whitehead of Glenwood; three sons, Gary Whitehead of St. David, Ariz., Everett Whitehead of Mesa, Ariz., and Rancee Whitehead of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two step-sons, Mark Edwards of Houston, and Kevin Edwards of New Port,Va.' a daughter, Gay Provo of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Larry Whitehead of Houston; and a sister, Doris Bassinger of Los Alamos. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Glenwood Community Center or library. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Relatives in Silver City have received word of the death of Harry Perrine Whitehill in Chicago. He was the son of Harry C. Whitehill and Mrs. Irma Muse Whitehill, both pioneer residents of Silver City, and a cousin of Mrs. Nick Grenfell and Mrs. Olive Whitehill Bell of Silver City and Rush Muse, who is employed ‘by the Kennecott Copper Corp., and lives in White Plains, New York. Mr. Whitehill is well remembered in Silver City as he made frequent visits here to look after property interests.

Wayne Marshall Whitehill, 64, son of the late Wayne W. and Mrs. Wayne Whitehill of Deming, passed away following a heart attack last Saturday at the home of his daughter. Mrs. Ernest Whitehead, in Tucson, where he and his wife were on a visit. Wayne was born in Silver City on Feb. 18, 1900. The first few years of his life were spent at the old Whitehill Ranch on the Mimbres River, where his father was engaged in ranching. Later the ranch was sold and the family moved to Silver City where he attended school and made many friends. Then they again took up ranching and Wayne became very proficient in the handling of livestock and always followed that occupation. During World War I, he served in the Navy and until the end of the war, made many trips across the Pacific, bringing home soldiers who had been stationed in far off countries. It was during this time that he met his wife, Mrs. June Mayle, and they were married and came to New Mexico to make their home. Because of poor health he was compelled to sell his ranch and he and his wife located in Deming. Surviving are his wife, daughter and stepson Lawrence Mavic: four grandchildren: his mother. Mr’s. Wayne Whitehill of Deming. a sister Mr’s. Sheldon Downey of Phoenix and auntt, Mrs. Robert K. Bell of Silver City and many cousins. Intenment was held in Mountain View Cemetery at Deming on Wednesday after services in the Mahoney Funeral Home Chapel.

Whitehill: Following a heart attack two weeks ago, Cornelius O. Whitehill, 40, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Whitehill, died Sunday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. while enroute home from a visit to Silver City.He was born in Silver City and lived here as a youth where he attended the public schools. He was a veteran of World War I, serving overseas. Surviving are his wife, Leota Whitehill; a sister; Mrs. Clarice King, Long Beach; an aunt, Mrs. Robert K. Bell, Santa Rita, and other relatives in Deming. Funeral services and burial took place in Long Beach.

Whitehill: Funeral services were held Saturday in Deming for Mrs. Mary Bell Whitehill, 69, at the Mahoney's Chapel, the Rec. J,J.. Spurlin officiating. Burial followed in the Mountain View Cemetery, Deming. Mrs. Whitehill died at Hillcrest Hospital December 15. She had been residing in a Silver City rest home. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Jefferson Bell, a pioneer family in Silver City. She was the widow of Wayne W. Whitehill and had resided in the Grant and Luna counties area all her life. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Downey, Phoenix, Ariz., four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

Whitehill: The death of Mrs. Mary O. Whitehill, wife of C.C. Whitehill of the Ridge Road, occurred last Friday in Long Beach, Calif. at the home of her son, C.O. Whitehill. Mrs. Whitehill, one of the pioneer residents of Grant County had been in failing health for some time and last spring went to Long Beach to make her home with her son. The deceased came to Grant County as a small child in the year 1879 with her parents, Mr. and Mr. J.O. Biggs. She was born in Austin, Tex. in 1877. Her marriage to Mr.Whitehill took place in 1897 and with the exception of a few years spent in California, the couple lived near the Ridge Road, in later years in their unusual home, "The Rock House." She is survived, in addition to her husband, by two sisters, Mrs. Maud B. Stratton of Silver City and Mrs. Blanche Ferguson of Long Beach; her son, C.O. Whitehill; a daughter, Mrs. L.B. King of Southgate, Calif.; and a brother, Claude Biggs of Deming. Funeral services and interment were in Long Beach on Monday afternoon. Due to ill health, neither Mr. Whitehill nor Mrs. Stratton were able to attend from here.

Whitehill: June Whitehill, 87, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Whitehill was born in Texas, and had lived most of her life in Deming, where she retired as a restaurant owner. Upon retiring, she moved to Glenwood, where she lived for several years. In 1983, she moved to Lordsburg, where she resided until the time of her death. Survivors include one granddaughter, Gaylynn Provo of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandsons, Gary Whitehead of Benson, Ariz., Everette Whitehead of Ocean Springs, Miss., Rance Whitehead of Flagstaff, Ariz., Lawrence Mayle of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Kenneth Mayle of Yucipa, Calif., and Ronald Mayle of Palm Springs,Calif.; one son-in-law, Ernest Whitehead of Glenwood; one daughter-in-law, Leontine Mayle of San Bernardino, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial graveside services will be conducted Friday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Whitehouse: LaVon H. Whitehouse, 86, died Thuursday. Cremation will take place and private services will be held in Califoria. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Whitehurst: Richard Whitehurst, father of Mrs. E.L. Culver, died Saturday, Dec.2 in Pineville, Ore. after an extended illness. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Whitehurst was well known in this area, where he had visited his daughter many times and had only a short time ago left to visit a son in Oregon, where he was taken ill. Funeral services were held in Pineville on Tuesday and the remainssent here for graveside services in Silver City Cemetery Saturday afternoon. The Rev. H.L. Geddes officiated with arrangements under the direction of Cox Mortuary. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Culver and Mrs. L.W. Freeman, Pineville; three sons, J.M. Whitehurst, Pineville, R.L. Whitehurst, Mt. Vewrnon, Ark. and J.S. Whitehurst, Cresas Springs, Tex. and ten grandchildren.

WHITELAW-PLOCKE: C. Ann Whitelaw-Plocke of Mimbres died Monday, Feb. 23, of cancer. She was an elementary school teacher, an instructor for the learning disabled, and later a breath-work therapist. She worked occasionally at the Food Coop in Silver City and was active in community organizations. She is survived by her husband, Martin Plocke, and two daughters, Karen and Rebecca Anderson. An open house will be held at her home Sunday, March 8, from 2-4 p.m. Call (505) 536-9884 for directions.

Whiteside: Ethelyn J. Whiteside, 66, was born July 23, 1912 at Mogollon. She was a life time resident of this area. She passed away Saturday, Oct. 7 in Albuquerque after a brief illness. Miss Whiteside spent her early life in Mogollon still living on what isknown as the Top Mill Site her father left her. Ethelyn worked for A.M. East, a rancher on White Water Mesa. She also carried the U.S. Mail from Glenwood to Mogollon for two years. Miss Whiteside was an Assembly of God Preacher and held revivals at both Deming and Hatch. Ethelyn is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey of Wilmington, Ca., and Mrs. Dolorez Brock of Mogollon and several nieces and nephews and many friends. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mogollon Cemetery.

Whitham: Delma Whitham, died Friday at her residence in Hurley. Mrs. Whitham had been a resident of Grant County for 61 years and a member of the Hurley Community Church. She is survived by her husband, Altham E. Whitham of Hurley, one daughter, Ann Duncan of Sacramento, Calif.; two sons, Milton Whitham of Albuquerque, and Joe Whitham of Roundrock, Tex.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 on Monday at the Curtis-Bright Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth Schultz officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Rex Dempsey, Roland Ball, Buck Dempsey, Howard Mize, Nick Kennedy and Henry Davis. Family requested that in lieuof flowers, donations be made to the Hurley Community Church. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Whitham: Latham E. Whitham, 82, died June 19 in Fort Worth, Texas,after an extended illness. He was from Hurley. Mr. Whitham worked for Chino Mines from 1938 to 1970 when he retired. He was precededin death by his wife, Delma, who died in 1981. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Martha Ann Duncan of Saramento, Calif.; two sons, Milton Whitham of Euless, Texas, and Joe Whitham of Cedar Hill, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-granchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Curtis-Bright funeral chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Strain officiating. Burial will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dick Nolan, Frank Blair, John King, Frank Lea, Rex Dempsey and Jessie Blair. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 1943, Silver City, NM 88062. Curtis-Bright is in charge of arrangements.

Whiting: Edna Whiting, 73, of Truth or Consequences, died Sunday in El Paso, Texas. She was born Sept. 19, 1914, in Oshkosh, Neb., was a retired restaurant owner and had lived most of her life in Truth or Consequences. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 11a.m. until 1 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be at two that afternoon at Memory Lane Cemetery with David Strain officiating. Survivors are two sons, Walter A. Brooks of Lovington and Nathan T. Whiting of Truth or Consequences; two daughters, Sharon M. Brooks of Anthony and Ree Mcpherson of Silver City; two sisters, Maxine Graves of Arkansas and Ethel Emerson of Truth or Consequences; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Whitley: Funeral services were held in the Curtis Mortuary Chapelon Monday at 2 p.m. for Donald W. Whitley, 28, who died February 5as a result of injuries received in a fall at Hurley. Mr. Whitleyhad been a resident of Silver City for the past two years. He wasan employee of the South-western Industrial Contractors & Riggers of El Paso, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Sally of Silver City; five brothers, Herman of Roswell, N.J., Jr. of Pitman, N.J.,Charles of Satellite, Fla., James of Albuquerque and Ronald of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs. Madeline Ison of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Lynn Gardner of Necedah, Wis.; and his father and mother, Mr.and Mrs. N.J. Whitley of Carlsbad. The Rev. Jerry Gary of the Bible Baptist Church officiated at the services. Interment was inthe Memory Lane Cemetery with military graveside services. The casket bearers were members of the American Legion Post of Silver City.

Death at Fort Bayard Veterans hospital last Friday claimed Jacob Henry Whitman, 96, veteran of the Spanish-AmerIcan War. He served in Cuba and took part in the charge up San Juan hill with an infantry regiment. Born in Lexington, Mo., he came to New Mexico In his youth and had lived most of his life in the state. Surviving are his wife; a son, D F Whitman, San Diego, Calif., and two grandsons. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Fort Bayard Chapel, the Rev. Fr. Petrauskas Casimir officiating. Full military burial honors were accorded at the grave. Interment was directed by the Cox Mortuary.

Whitman: Mrs. Edith A. Whitman, 71, of Central, passed away last Thursday in Hillcrest General Hospital. She had resided at Central for 15 years. Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Cled Wimbush of the Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Dora Workman, Lockwood,Mo. and Mrs. Bertha Goudy, Durango, Colo.

A. V. Whitmer, 76, at Safford,’ Arlz.; father of Mrs. V. J. Pringle and ‘Mrs. Reeves Fitzhugh, died Last Thursday. He became ill suddenly about 10 days previousely and was taken to the Safford hospital. Mrs. Pringle had gone ‘to Safford when he first became ill. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Church of the Latter Day Saints In Safford and burial was in the Pima cemetery. He is survived by his wife, 13 children, 48 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhugh and Mr. Pringle returned home Saturday evening after attending the funeral services. Mrs. Pringle remained in Safford with her mother but is expected back home some time this week.

WHITNEY: Visitation for Doris Kerbo Whitney, 66, o Deming will be from 4 p.m. to' 7 p.m. a Baca's Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the same place. , Whitney died Tuesday in Deming. Survivors include her husband, Wendel Whitney of Deming; sons, Kenneth Derbo of Edgewood, Richard Kerbo of Deming, Gary Kerbo of Manqum, Okla.; daughter, Shirley Kniss of Rowlett, Texas; sisters, Nell Palmer, Elaine Gaddy both of Deming; six grand children and numerous step grandchildren • and step great-grandchildren. .„

Whittemore: LWhittemore: Laura Rhea Whittemore, 73, a resident of Springerville, Ariz., died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Deming to James A. and Janet Kirk Rhea. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, James "Mitt" Whittemore of Springerville; two sisters, Ruth Manard of Fort Bayard and Jean Bush of Bayard; a son, Kirk Whittemore of Springerville and Glenwood; a daughter, Elaine Rogers of Springerville; three grandchildren, Kari Rogers Erhart, Shawna Rogers Lee, and Shane Rogers, all of Springerville; and three great-grandchildren, Paul and Justin Erhart and Casey Lee, also of Springerville. A memorial service will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Springerville at 9:30 Friday morning. Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Elder Gerry Billings will officiate. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.hittemore, 73, a resident of Springerville, Ariz., die

Whittemore: William Johnson Whittemore, 83, a former Silver City resident, entered life eternal Saturday in Burbank, Calif. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 in Memory Lane Cemetery with Chaplain Dave Strain officiating. Survivors include a brother, James Whittemore of Springerville, Ariz.; and two sisters, Mary Gruber of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Mildred Tilden of Burbank. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

George Washington Whitten, 86, died Saturdrly evening in Silver City. Mr. Whitten ‘was born in Decater, Tx but was a longtime resident of Grant County. He is survived by one daughter, Pam Whurten of Silver City; two sons,, Wayne L Whittenof El Paso and Ronald Whitten of Killeen, Texas; four grandchildren and two great-granchidren. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Martha Whitten, in 1972. Graveside services were held at the Memory 1ane Cemetery in Silver City with Davis Dugan of I2th and West Street Church of Christ officiating and the Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 conducting military honors. Serving as pallbearers were Steve Aguirre Sr., Steve Aguirre Jr, Mike Bcrhea, Librado MaIdonado, Ruddy Rogers and Robert Scullion. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Amos, Wayne Whittell, Tony Whitter1 Freddie Wilerten, Ronnie Wilerton and Dale Rogers. Arrangements were by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Mrs Martha W Whitten, 53, and a life resident of the community died Monday morning at Hillcrest hospital following a brief illness. Mrs Witten is survived by her husband George and a daughter, Pamela, both of Silver city; 3 sisters, Mrs Ruby Haberboscb of Moran Kan., Mrs. Dorothy Hughes and Mrs. Mabel Smith both of Silver City; and a brother, Roy C. Wedell of Amarillo, Mrs Whitten had been the registrar for the N. M. Health and Social Servce Department In Grant County for the past 20 years. Funeral services were; held in the Curtis Bright Funeral Chapel on Wednesday with interment in Memorv Lane Cemetery. Mrs Paul Wilkenson ,ot the Church of Chrlst in Silver City officiated. The family has requested that In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, to the Heart Fund in care of the funeral home.

Whitten: John C. Whittej, 78, died at Hillcrest General Hospital May 19. Mr. Whitten was a native of Lee County, Miss., and had lived in Deming for many years. Survivors include two brothers, George of Silver City and Earl of Mobeetie, Tex. Graveside services were conducted at 10 am, Saturday with Mr. H.L. Matheny of the Bayard Church of Christ officiating.

Thomas Whittam, 79, veteran of the Spanish/American War, died last Thursday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. He had lived in Grant County the past 20 years..., Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Annie Brockway, in Holly, N. Y., where the body was shippedf for burial.

Wilmer Curry Whlttemore, son of Mrs Ella Whlttemore, died In Los Angeles the past week; pneumonia, following two major opèràtions. He had lived In Calif; abóüt -four years. The body was returned to Silver City.for burial, funeral services being held at the Cox Mortuary chapel Saturday afternoon, the Rev. R. L Willthgham, Methodist pàstor conducting the rites of Interment at . Silver City cemetery. Pallberers were Rowland Ball, Loyd Smith, Earnest Wison,.Waltér .Wilson, Harold Ward, Robert Leonard. Surviving, besides his mother, two sisters, Mrs. George. Tilden and Mrs; Robert Gruber, ‘a twin brother, Wi11iam; all of Los An geles, . - and another brother, James, Silver City.

Wicker: Mrs. J.B. Wicker, 86, mother of Mrs. Noel Rankin, passed away early Monday at the home of another daughter, Mrs. A.A. Lane in El Paso, after an illness of three years. Born in Mississippi,Mrs. Wicker had lived in El Paso since 1924 and had often visited her daughter in Silver City and at the Rankin ranch home at Mule Creek. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in ElPaso. Other survivors are a third daughter, Mrs. Calvin Rankin, Yuma, Ariz.; and two sons, C.L. Wicker, Anaheim, Calif. and Carl D. Wicker, El Paso. Funeral services were held Tuesday in El Paso where burial took place.

Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. George Wickman, wife of Dr. George Wickman, Las Vegas, associate staff member at Fort Tayard State HospitaL Burial will be made in Wisconsin, the couple’s former home.

Frank .J Wicks, 65, retired Chino Mines, Kennecott Corp. mill foreman at Hurley, died Wednesday. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Bessie Chambers, and a niece Mrs. C. E. Wright, both of Hurley, and two grand nieces, Mrs. H. B. Hall and Miss Mary Hall, Silver City. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Cox Mortuary chapel with interment in Silver City cemetery.

Widby: Nancy C. Widby, 50, a lifelong resident of Lordsburg, passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. She was born Jan. 13, 1945 to Henry and Nina Caulioette in Lordsburg. She was a member of the Scripture Baptist Church in Lordsburg. She married Virgil Widby on March 28, 1989 in Lordsburg and with her husband owned and operated several businesses in the Lordsburg area. Mrs. Widby was an artist and craftsman and during last year's Hidalgo County Fair was awarded six first-place ribbons for some of her work. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Widby of Lordsburg; seven daughters, Shelly R. Widby of El Paso, Texas, Sylvia L. Widby of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kathy Trujillo of Dallas, Cecilia Trujillo of Lordsburg, Sceselee Trujillo of Deming, Bessie Trujillo of Deming and Anna Trujillo of Phoenix; three sons, James L. Widby and his wife, Liz of El Paso, Frank Widby of Lordsburg and Virgil J. Widby, also of Lordsburg; two sisters, Frances Kessler and her husband, Ed of Lordsburg and Henrietta Estes of Lordsburg; two brothers, Alvin Caulioette and his wife, Betty of Safford, Ariz. and Bruce Caulioette of Kansas City, Mo.; and seventeen grandchildren. Visitation will take place from 6-9 p.m. this evening in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Doug Jacobson officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

Fred A. Weir, ‘retired contratcor of Silver City and long-time resident died Tuesday night at his home, from a heart attack. He was preceded in death only several weeks ago by his wife. Engaged in general contracting for many years, Mr. Weir was well known. During the past several years he had been in failing health. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Curtis Mortuary.

Word was received Wednesday by Mrs. Martha Johnson of the death in San Bernardino, Ca. of Truman H Wiggins, former resident of Tyrone where he served as an engineer of the Phelps Dodge Corporation 50 year’ ago. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Belle Wiggins and a son, William Wiggins. Funeral services and burial took place in San Bernardino.

Wilbanks; Erma Mae McDonald Wilbanks, 53, daughter of May Beth and Bartley McDonald, former Silver City resident died May 16 in Houma, Louisiana. Erma Mae was born in Virden, NM, spent her early years in the White Signal area. She graduated from the then Teachers High School, attended Brigham Young University and graduated from State Teachers College majoring in Home Economics. She was Home Extension Agent in Dona Ana County and taught school in Magdalena and El Paso, Tx. Erma married Edwin L. Wilbanks on Oct. 21, 1955 in her parents home on Florence St. They have two sons, Richard and Robert. Erma Mae spent her married life living in Texas and Louisiana where her husband is a petroleum engineer. Erma Mae was preceded in death by her father Bartley McDonald in 1977 and brother Gordon Peter in 1982. Survivors include husband Edwin L. Wilbanks of Houma, Louisiana; sons, Richard Bryan Wilbanks of Layafette, Louisana and Robert Wayne Wilbanks of Arlington, Tx; mother, May Beth McDonald of Silver City; sisters;, Joanna Smith, Kathleen Pruit and Patsy Adams of Silver City; sister-in-laws; Etta Mae McDonald of Winslow, Az and Winnie Arnold of Arlington, Tx and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were David Lewis, Mike Venderly, Todd Adams, Keith Stanley, LaRue Crum and David Hardt. Funeral services were held May 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Swan St. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Mrs Iva Wilcox; 67, resident of bayard, died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital after a brief illness. She had lived to Grant County since 1913. Mrs. Wilcox was a past matron of the Georgetown Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, active In its’ affairs and well known throughout the community Survivors are her husband James T. Wilcox; and two sistex’s, Mrs. Lee Childress of Silver City and Mrs. Bessle Crumbley of Buckhorn. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Curtis Mortuary chapel and lnternment was at the Masonic mausoleum.

Wiley: Memorial services for Cozette Cook Wiley, 85, of Idyllwild,Calif., a legal secretary, were held July 18 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Hemet, Calif. She was a former Silver City resident. Private burial was in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery. A native of Los Angeles, Mrs. Wiley died July 15 in Phoenix, Ariz. She had lived in California for 75 years. She moved to Hemet in 1946 and to Idyllwild 25 years ago. Mrs. Wiley is survived by two daughters, Elsie "Odie" Callin of Hemet and Alice "Dinky" Snell of Phoenix; two sons, Mike of Hemet and Ed of Encinitas, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Wiley: Opal L. Wiley, 87, a resident of Silver City, passed away Monday evening in her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1902, in Purdy, Mo. Mrs. Wiley was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. Calling hours for Mrs. Wiley are today from 5-9 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels; and again Thursday from 3-8 p.m.in the Wheeler Funeral Home of Portales. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m in the Portales Cemetery with the Rev. Herbert Bergstrom officiating. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Wiley of Silver City; two sons, Chad L. Wiley of Houston, Texas, and Don H. Wiley of Silver City; three sisters, Hazel Doherty of Raton, and Velma McDonald and Jewell Boriff of Albuquerque; five grandchildren, Nancy Sikes of Lubbock, Texas, Susie Allensworth and Chad Garrett Wiley of Houston, and Ann Janette and Carol Jean Wiley of Socorro; and four great-grandchildren, Samantha and Brian Sikes of Lubbock, and Tyler and Nicholas Allensworth of Houston. She is also survived by four nephews and three nieces. Entrusted to the care of Baca'sHillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wilkins: Clyde Wilkins, 77, died Sunday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wilkins: Funeral services for Dr. Earle W. Wilkins, 82 who died Wednesday, July 10, were held in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel Saturday, July 13, the Rev. C.M. Henderson of the Episcopal Churchof the Good Sheperd officiated. Cremation followed in Albuquerque. Dr. Wilkins had been a resident of this community for the past 27 years and was a doctor at Ft. Bayard Veterans Hospital. He was a physician in Rensseiaer and Albany N.Y. beforecoming to New Mexico. He was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter A. Lucas of Wichita, KA; a son, Dr. Earle W. Wilkins, Jr., of West Newton, Mass.; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Blanche Hill of West Albany, N.Y. and a brother, George M. Wilkins of Ft. Pierce, Florida.

Wilkens: Nelson A. Wilkens, 82, of Glenwood passed away Monday atGila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wilkens was born Oct. 30, 1909, in Cave City, Ark., to William Riley and Mary Ellen (Newman) Wilkins. He retired as a welder from Phelps Dodge in 1976. Mr. Wilkins is survived by a son, Neal Wilkins of Glenwood; and a daughter, Melba Johnston and her husband, Bobbie, also of Glenwood. Mr. Wilkins is also survived by two sisters, Nora Johnson and her husband, Carl, of Brownfield, Texas, and Gladys Kibble and her husband, Jack, of Coleville, Wash., a brother, Carlos Wilkins and his wife, Dorothy of Plains, Texas; nine grandchildren, Marla Geogory, Shirl Donahue, Ryan Ervin and his wife, Candi, Katie Ervin, Eric Wilkins, Neal Wilkins, Anne Johnston, Scott Johnston and Darlene Johnston; and seven great-grandchildren, Melisa Gregory, Mathew Gregory, Christopher and Tabitha Donahue, Johnathan Torey, Steven Ervin and Curtis Johnston. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Wilkins; two sisters, Amy and Connie; and three brothers, Lewis, Verl and Roy. Funeral services will be held in Brownfield. Interment will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery in Brownfield. Relatives and friends are invited to call this evening from 5-7 atCurtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave. Arrangments are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

WILKINS: Alice Louise Wilkins, 87, a resident of Lordsburg, passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wilkins married Clyde A. Wilkins in 1937 in South Fork. Colo. She went to Lordsburg in 1959 from Lubbock, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Lordsburg Senior Citizens Center. She was preceded in death by her husband in April 1988. She is survived by four sons, Robert D. Ryan and his wife, Diane, of Castro Valley, Calif., Eugene Wilkins and his wife, Mary, of Modesto, Calif., Charles Wilkins and his wife, Pat, of Glendale, Ariz., and Alan Wilkins of Lordsburg; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today in the Lordsburg Funeral Home chapel. Services will be held Friday at the First Baptist Church at 10 am. with the Rev. Terry Hale officiating. Interment will lollow at Mountain View Cemetery. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lords-burg Funeral Homes to serve them.

Dr. W. S. Wilkison, 79, well known physician and surgeon,’of Bayard, died Monday of a heart attack. He had practiced in the mining community for 31 years. Funeral services were held at 4 pm. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the rites being conducted by the Rev. L. J. Crenshaw of the Bayard Methodist Church, and the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, of the Santa Rita Community Church. Burial took place in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs.Bonnie Florence Wilkison; adaughter, Mrs. William Sayer of Los Alamos and a nephew~ Ester Williamson of Carlsbad

Wilkison; Bonnie F. McKeown Wilkison, 96, died June 5 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center. She was born April 10, 1888 in Iuka, Miss., the daughter of J.T. and Florence Alabama McKeown. Mrs. Wilkison had been a resident of Bayard since 1933. She was a charter member of the Bayard United Methodist Church and was the first Protestant Sunday School supt. for many years before the Bayard Methodist Church was chartered. She was also a member of the first Public School Board of Education. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wylie S. Wilkison, M.D. Feb. 6, 1961. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sayer of Albuquerque and four grandsons. Funeral Services were held June 8 at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Foster, pastor of the Bayard United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, William Sayer, David Sayer, Mitchell Sayer and Michael Sayer. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wille: Josephine E. Wille, 87, died Wednesday in the Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wille moved to Silver City in 1968 from Houston, Texas. She is survived by her son, Dr. Roy C. Wille of Silver City; and three grandchildren, Linda W. Mintz and Roy Clark Wille of Albuquerque and Elizabeth W. Blancett of Silver City. Graveside funeral Services will be in Memory Lane Cemetery Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Cliff Henderson officiating. Arrangements are with the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Willey; Joseph Abb "Boots" Willey Jr., age 59, resident of Deming, died March 31 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 10, 1925 at Texhoma, Okla. and moved to Deming from Las Cruces in 1963. He was employed with the public schools in electrical dept. in maintenance and was a member of the Lewis Flats Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member ofthe American Legion of Deming. Funeral services were held April 4at the Baca's Wheeler Mortuary with Rev. Alvin Swearingen, pastor of the Lewis Flats Baptist Church officiating and burial followed in the Hot Springs Cemetery in Truth or Consequences.

Leon 0. Willford, Sr., 66, of Silver City died this past week. He was a World Way I veteran. Graveside burial services were held at the Fart Bayard Cametery by the Rev. James 0. Wayne, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Silver City.

Willhite: Ad Mae Willhite, 73, a Lordsburg resident, died Monday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Visitation will start Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home and the funeral service will be held there Wednesday at two with the Rev. Doug Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Lordsburg. She was born July 19, 1922 in Silver City and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Paul Willhite of Lordsburg. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

WILLHITE: `Paul Willhite 79. a Lordsbuig resident, died Tuesday at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home in Lordsburg. Visitation will begin at 2:30 Friday afternoon at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. Funeral services will begin at 3 with the Rev. Terry Hale, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born April 24, 19I7 to Sam and Ainalida Willhite. He had worked in building maintenance and was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his sister, Ellen Terry of Paris, Ark.; a brother, Charlie Willhite of Mesa, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be Clinton, Shad and Aron Phillips, and Kevin Flamm. Entrusted 10 the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Deming.

HICKS; William Gordon Hicks, who drove for the Parrish Stage Lines for about 12 years, passed away in El Paso Saturday, Oct.12.Funeral services were held in Tuscola, Texas Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.Ogla Hicks, two daughters, Mrs.Ken Greenof Magnolia, Ark. and Mrs. George Keener Jr., of Houston, TEX; two sisters and one grandson.

Mrs. Rowland Ball and Hollis Williams, Morenci, Ariz., are in Carthage, Texas, to attend the funeral of their father, A. B. Williams, who died Monday. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Tatum, Texas.

WILLIAMS: Alma Jean Nichol Williams, 79, of Tucson, Ariz., entered into eter-~ nal life Sunday at about 9:15 p.m. She was born Jan. 12, 19 18, and raised by J.C. and Iva Lucille Ruyle of Luna, affectionately known by the family as “Auntie” and “Uncle.” She was preceded in death by Iva Lucille Ruyle on Dec. 7, 1970. Survivors include her husband of 60, years, John, of the home; and four children, Camilla Ann Major and her husband, Frank, of Cottonwood, Ariz., Jim Williams and his wife, Evelyn, of Silver City, Jerry Williams and his wife, Patsy, of Havasu City, Ariz., and Debra Sanchez and her husband, Tony, of Tucson. Her eight grandchildren are Pam Rivera and her husband, Jesse, of Casa Grande, Ariz., David Major and his wife, Becki, of Tucson, Dan Williams of Silver City, Marcy Lucero and her husband, Richard, of Silver City, and Bryon, Aaron, Joseph and Chelsea Sanchez of Tucson. Her four great-grandchildren are Adrian and Jordan Rivera of Casa Grande, Austin Lucero of Silver City, and Dylan Major of Tucson. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Williams will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her, including lifelong friends J. Alex Paterson and his wife, Helen, of Silver City, and Eddie Laney and his wife, Helen, of Luna.

WILLIAMS: Braulio D. Williams Jr., 75, a resident of Silver City, entered eternal rest Sunday, Dec' 12, at his home. He was born March 18, 1924,inHillsborp to Braulio and Guadalupe (Duran) Williams. He served in the Army from 1944-46 during World War II. Mr. Williams was a retired post- master with the U.S. Postal Service in Silver City. He loved camping and fishing. He also loved traveling, especially to Las Vegas, Nev., where he enjoyed gambling. He also enjoyed working in his yard and loved spending time with his dog, Puffy, and his parrot, Perico. Mr. Williams was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be greatly missed. Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the prayer vigil, beginning at 7, led by Deacon Johnnie Perez. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Friday at 10 in the morning at St. Vincent 'de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rod Nichols officiating. The rite of committal and interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Mr. Williams is survived, by his loving wife, Henrietta, of the family home; four grand- children, Braulio Benavidez and his companion, Nancy Madrid, of Silver City, Bernadine Benavidez of Las Cruces, and Gabriel and John Benavidez, both of Silver City;, a niece, Gloria Rascon of Silver City; a nephew, Albert L. Villines of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a daughter-in-law, Carmen Benavidez of Silver City. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Kristie- ann, Andrea, Robert and Katrina Benavidez. Mr. Williams is preceded' in death by his parents; his son, Robert M. Benavidez; and a brother, Willie Williams. Casket bearers will be Braulio, Gabriel and John Benavidez, Michael Rascon, Alex Jasso Jr. and Paul Palacios. Honorary bearers will be the rest of his family and all of his friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Braulio Williams, 71, a retiree employee of Empire Zinc Company, died last Wednesday at his home in Silver City. He was a long ‘time resident of Grant County. Rosary services were held Thursday ‘at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, followed by mass Friday morning at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lupe Williams; two sons, Braullo, Jr., Silver City, and Willie, Los AngeIes, four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Charles Earl Williams, 79, passed away. Tuesday, May 3, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Williams was a native of Snyder, Neb., and had resided in Grant County for the past 18 years. He was a retired employee of KSIL radio station. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice E. Williams of Silver City, two Sons, Dr. Harold L. Williams of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Charles E. Williams of Shenandoab, Iowa, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Monday, May 9, at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont, Neb.

Dr. Claude J. Willlams, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Silver City officiated at the funeral services for Mrs. Laura Hambrooke, 88, who resided at 706 Black Street prior to h e r death at Memphis, Tenn., last Tuesday She was a member of Dr. Williams’ church for 26 years. Survivors Include three daughters, Miss Josephine Hambrooke, Mrs. E. T. White and Mrs. Louise Webb, all of Memphis; three grandchildren and 13 great-grand. children. Members of the family have requested contributions be made to the building fund of the Silver City Baptist Church In lieu of flowers.

Earl Otis WillIams, 71, retired employee at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital, where he has served for 26 years, died Sunday in Hillcrest Hospital. He was a resident of Central for 31 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary WilIiam; two sons, Torn William., Fort Bayard, and Roy E. Williams, Oak Harbor, Wash.; a daughter,, Mrs. Elizabeth Shoemaker, Fort Bayard; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers, Richard, Samuel and William Williams, Hamilton, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Kelly, also of Hamilton. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel, the Rev. Lawless of Central conducting the rites. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary for Elwood R Williams of Bayard, who died Monday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Williams, a retired section. forman for the Santa Fe railroad, had resided in Grant county for the past 18 years. He was a’ native of Nebraska. Surviving the deceased is his widow, Mrs. Eva D Williams of Bayard; two daughters, Mr.. Evea D DeBraal of Bayard, and Mrs Vada Leach of Turnerville; and two sisters, Mrs. Celia Garwood of Atkinson, Neb., and Mrs. Mary Peterson of Bremghar Is.

W1LLIAMS: Gary L Williams, 54, of Arenas Valley passed away Sunday. Services are pending with Bright

WILLIAMS: Gary Lynford Williams, 54, of Silver City passed’ away; Sunday, Aug. 30. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Nelson Dorr officiating. Mr. Williams was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Henry Lee WilliamS and Dorothy Amanda Stevens Williams. Mr Williams is survived by his mother, Dorothy Williams of Silver City; three sons, Rick Williams of Norfolk, Va., Michael Williams and his wife, Maria, of Richmond, Va., and Jeffrey Williams of Japan; a sister, Trudy Meyers of Kansas City, Mo.; and the mother of his sons, Suzie Williams of Norfolk. Mr. Williams graduated from North Kansas City High School in North Kansas City in 1961. After, graduation from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served six years and four months in the Marines, including a tour in Vietnam 1964 until 1965. Mr. Williams went to work foi McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, Calif, then transferred to the Civil Service in 1968 and remained as a civil servant until his retirement in 1991. In 1996, he fulfill his lifelong dream and moved to New Mexico. Mr. Williams’ ancestory has been traced back to the Mayflower. Mr. Williams enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and, shooting black powder rifles. He was also an excellent photographer. He was a member of Virginia Beach Rifle and Pistol Club, and enjoyed’ owning and working on antique cars. lie was an active member of the Copper Country Cruizers in Silver City and the Tidewater Mustang Club of Norfolk. He was in the process of restoring ,a 1965 Mustang and a 1931 Model A. He will be missed by family and many friends in Virginia and Silver City. Bright FUneral Home is in charge.

Curtis Mortuary handled arrangements for the transportation of the remains of Houston L. (Slim) WillIams, 46, Pinos Altos, who died Saturday at a local hospital following gunshot wounds received early Saturday morning on a street in Pinos Altos, to San Diego, Calif., for burial. Survivors of the deceased include his widow, Mrs. Joan Williams and three sons, James, Ben and Ronnie, Pinos Altos; a brother, James F. Williams, Sacramento, Calif.

J T Williams, former resident of Silver city ppassed away in a hospital in Killeeen Tx Funeral services and burial took place at Marchall Tx. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Ada robinson and Miss Fannye Williams, and mrs Ellie Coquat. Other relatives Mrs Violet Ball, Miss Ella Bellamy, Hollis Williams, Mickey Coquat and Mrs Meredith Neal.

WILLIAMS: John William "Jiggs" Williams Jr., 78, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Thursday, July 15, at his home, among his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He was born Aug. 23, 1920, to John Williams Sr. and the former Paloma Queen at San Jose, N.M., near Las Vegas, where he spent his childhood and most of his teen years working a family ranch with his many siblings. On April 11, 1938, he married the former Alma Jean Nichol of Luna, and there they made their home. He started a grocery store and traded with the old Pennington Store in Silver City for much of his mer- chandise. In 1942, war broke out in the South Pacific and Mr. Williams was called to serve in the U.S. Navy on a PT boat. He saw action against the Japanese on the islands of Iwo Jima, Midway, Okinawa and Guam. He often stated that the best moment of his life was when he witnessed from a distance the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima. His ship was among the first to pull into Tokyo Harbor after the Japanese surrendered. After the>war, he returned to Luna, wrtere he lived until he closed his store and moved his family to Morenci, Ariz. There he went to work for Phelps Dodge as a carpenter. The building that housed his store at Luna was purchased by Bob and Minnie Maxwell, who remodeled it and made their home in it for many years. While living in the Morenci area, he became active in Coronado Corinthian Lodge No. 8, the Clifton chapter of the Masons, serving as master for two separate terms. He also enjoyed his participation in Presbyterian Church activities like helping to cook breakfast for the Easter sun- rise services. Mr. Williams 1982, and in 1985, he and Mrs Williams moved to Tucson, Ariz., from their home in Verde Lee near Clifton to be closer to their daughter, Debra, her husband, Tony, and their children. His favorite activity throughout most of his life was fishing at Luna Lake near Alpine, Ariz., with friends and family. He loved old-time Western music, his two favorite songs being "Little Joe, the Wrangler and The Strawberry Roan”. The well-being of his family and'extended family was al- ways of paramouwt concern to him and he kept in steady touch with everyone near and tar. Those visiting his were always well taken care of. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sam, on Dec. 3, 1998, and his beloved wife, Alma Jean on Dee. 7, 1997. He is survived by two daughters, Camilla Ann Major and her husband, Frank, of Cotton- wood, Ariz., and Debra Sanchez and her husband, Tony, of Tucson; two sons, Jim Williams and his wife, Evelyn, of Luna, and Jerry Williams of Havasu City, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren, Pam Rivera and her husband, Jesse, of Casa Grande, Ariz., David Major and his wife, Becki, of Tuc- son, Dan Williams of Silver City, Marcy Lucero and her husband, Richard, of Silver City, and Bryon, Aaron, Joe and Chelsea Sanchez of Tucson. Four great-grandchildren are Adrian and Jordon Rivera of Casa Grande, Dylan Major of Tucson, and Austin Lucero of Silver City. His family and many, many dear friends feel blessed and rich to have known him. Fu- neral services were held Monday at East Lawn Palms Mortuary in Tucson, with Alex Paterson of Luna, friend of155 years, officiating. Additional Masons' traUrtion'al services were performed by Ed Smith and J.D. Miller, both of Clifton.

WILLIAMS: John Galen “Sam” Williams returned to the safety of the arms of Jesus on Monday, April 13, in Silver City. He was born April 3, 1963, in Silver City to Wilson Galen Williams and Bo Fredina Cook. He worked for Longyear Drilling Co. for 10 years and took great pride in his work. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, and was an excellent marksman. He loved working on cars and his lifelong dream was to build a hot rod with his father. Cremation will take place at Baca’s Mimbres Crematory. A memorial service will he held Friday at 11 in the morning at the Gila Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Huber, pastor, officiating. He is survived by his parents, Bo and Michael McGee of Silver City, and Wilson Galen and Deborah Williams of Cliff; a daughter, Krystal Kaye Williams of Animas; two brothers, Toby Williams of Silver City and Wayne Williams of Cliff; three sisters. Fredina Perry of Silver City, and Mandy and Winter Williams, both of Cliff; and his grandfather, Galen “Chester” Williams of Cliff. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Galen Williams, on March 19 of this year; his grandmother, Faye Williams his grandfather, Wes Cook; and his aunt, Chanloite Snowden. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 10 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Funeral services were held on Monday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for John Lester Williams, 7l,’Central. In failing health sice his retirement as a peace officer, in 1959, after serving under five different sheriffs, he was a veteran of WW II and a member of Hurley Lodge No. 55, AF & AM. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Horcasitas, Fort Bayard; two sons, Chilton, Albuquerque, and Lesté, Jr., Langlois, Ore.; 11 grandchildren;, a sister, Dr. Alma Deason, Jasper; Ala.; and a brother, George Williams, Jasper, Ala. Rev. Jim Lawless, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, officiated at the services with a graveside service by Hurley Masonic Lodge. Interment was made In the Masonic cemetery. Pallbearers were Benjamin (Brub) Stone, Ted Schroeter, Jr., Gene Tow, Melvin Toney, Thomas P. Foy and Baxter Evatt.

WILLIAMS: Johnnie William Jr., 78, a longtime Deming resident passed away Monday, Oct. 11, at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held Sun- day afternoon from 2 to 4 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. Graveside services will begin at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Pastor Johnnie Roberts of Alpine Baptist Church officiating. Veterans honors will be accorded by Grant County veterans organizations. He was born April 3, 1921, in Beaumont, Texas, to Johnnie Williams Sr. and Edna Alice Myers Williams. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He then became an automatic transission specialist. He owned and operated J&M Transmissions in Bayard until retiring in 1978. Mr. Williams later moved to Deming, where he mad- his home since 1980. He is survived by his wife, Betty A. Williams of Deming; children, Thomas Otto Mizzles of Tom's River, N.J., James I. Mizzles of Tyler, Texas, Melvin Williams of Mimbres, Michael Williams and Clifford Ray Williams of Sacramento, Calif., Loretta Dent of Roswell, Rosie Griggs of Hurley, Patricia May Gregg of Wilmer, Texas, Susan Bussy of Glenrose, Texas, Janice Matthews of Evans, Ga., Thelma Sue Bailey of Fresno, Calif., and Menu Lynn Smith of Sacra- mento; two sisters, Thelma M. Landers of Goshen CA, and Violet Degraften of Deming; and numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Williams Sr., and Edna Williams, a sister Zella Alice Landers and two brothers, William D Williams and Orville K Williams. Pallbearers will be Bill Brooks, Tommy Mizzles, Dee Degraftenried and David Mizzles. Entrusted to Baca’s.

Mrs. Bessie B. Williams, 74, Hanover, where she had lived for the past eight years, passed away last Saturday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Leo M. Williams; daughter, Mrs. Nettie Allen, Venice, Calif.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Cox Mortuary, the remains being sent to Santa Monica Calif., for interment.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shellhorn of Silver City received word while at the camp meeting at ,Montosa of the death of Mr. SbelIhom’s sister, Mrs Essie Mae Williams of Tucson. Mrs. Williams died at the horme of her daughter, Mrs. Elaine’York, whom she was visiting, on Friday, July 25th. Burial was in Tucson. Survivors include two sons, Survivors include her husband William, two sons, Tommy and David Bèarup of California; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Hampton, of Calif., Mrs. Elaine York of Texas1 and Mrs Karen Earl of Tucson; two brothers, Ken Shèllhorn of Glenwood and Ed Shellhorn of Silver City; three sisters Mrs. Garnet Rooks, Pecos, Mrs Harriet Marty, Chambers, Ariz. and ,Mrs. Inez Norris of Tucson.

Mrs. Evlyn Williams, Albuequèrque, widely known New Mexico pilot, and wife of a former Central resident, Chilton Williams, was instantly killed in a plane crash near Gallup on Monday. At the time of the accident, Mrs. WillIams was flying as a contract pilot for the Holly Uranium Co. and had as a passenger in the plane, Paul Manera, of Clovis, Calif., who survived the crash. He was hospitalized in a Gallup hospital. Flames destroyed the plane following the crash, a searching party first to reach the scene reported. The husband of Mrs. Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Williams of Central and a brother of Mrs. Ruth Hotthe: They went to Albuquerque. immediately upon being advised of the accident. Funeral services were to, be held today in Las Vegas, former home of Mrs. Williams, who had operated an airport and flying service there.

Last rites will be held today at 4 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel for Mrs. Gertrude Williams, ‘77, former resident of Silver City, who passed away Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. Ritualistic services will be conducted by the Silver City Chapter, Order of Eastern Dr. Claude Williams of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial take place in the Masonic cemetery.

Mrs Gualalupe Williams,73, long’ time resident of Silver City, died last Friday. Rosary services were held Monday evening at the Curtis Mortuary. Mass was said at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with burial following’ in Memory Lane Cemetery. Mrs Williams was the wIdow of the late Braullo Williams. Survivors Include two sons, Braulio Williams, Jr., of Silver City and’. Willie D. Williams of Los Angeles; fóur grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and two slsters, Mrs. Josefa Candelarla and Mrs Rita Ortega, both of Los Angeles.

Ottis David Williams, 21, resident of Albuquerque and amateur skydiver plunged to his death Sunday from a plane flying over the Arenas Valley five miles East of Silver City. Investigation revealed the trajic accident occurred when he failed to pull the rip cord on his parachute. He was unmarried. Funeral services and burial took place in Grants, home of his parents.

WILLIAMS: Wesley Williams, 14, a Grant County resident, died Thursday. Services are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels.

WILLIAM& Wesley Galen Williams, 14, returned to the safety of the arms of Jesus on Thurseday,March 9. He was born in Silver City on Nov. II, 1983, and lived most of his life in this area. He is survived by his father, John “Sam” Williams of Silver City; his mother, Lisa Barnwell Simpson, also of Silver City; and one sister, Krystal K. WilliamS of Animas. Other survivors include his grandparents, Michael and Bo~ McGee of Silver City, Wilson and Debbie Williams of Cliff, and Barbara Allyn of Tucson, Ariz.; a~d b~s great-grandfather, Galen C. Williams of Cliff. Aunts include Fredina Perry of Silver City, and Terry McCauley and Debbie, Mandy, and Winter Williams of Cliff. Surviving uncles include Toby Williams of Silver City, and Steve and Mike Barnwell, and Wayne. Williams of Cliff. He leaves behind many cousins, and other extended-family members, as well as a host of friends. Services are pending

William G. Williams, 55, passed away Thursday, May 5, in Brownsville, Tex. Mr. Williams was a native of Cimmaron, N. Mex., and had lived in Brownsville for several years where he was engaged in the fishing business. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catarina Williams of Brownsville, two daughters, Mrs, Glenda Tannery of Grand Junction, Colo, and Miss Deborah Williams of Abilene, Tex., two sons, William Williams, Jr. of Brownsville and Hal Williams of Abilene, Tex. and three grandchildren. Survivors also include his mother, Mrs. Clara Williams of Silver City, two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Ellison of Silver City and Mrs. Betty Britton of Denver, Colo, and two brothers, Charles Williams of Bisbee, Ariz.. and Thomas Williams of Silver City. Graveside services were held Monday, May 9, at Memory Lane Cemetery. Curtis-Bright Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Leo Melvin Williams, 65, died last Saturday at his home in Hanover. he was employed for some years as a foreman by the EmpireZinc Co., and was well known in the mining district. Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. H. Lee Sullivan, pastro of the Santa Rita Baptist church conductin the rites. The body was sent to Santa Rita, Calif., for burial in the family plot. His wife preceded him in death a year ago. Attending the services here was a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Belle Allen of Venice, Calif.

WILLIAMS: Afton Bentley Williams, known to all in Deming as “Skeeter,” passed away Sunday evening in Deming. Visitation will be from 3-7 this afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapels in Deming. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 at the First Baptist Church with Robert Murati officiating. concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. He was born Nov. 16, 1914, in Caddo County, Okla., to Audra Etter and Oscar P. Williams. In 1916, the family moved o a valley in northeastern New Mexico near the• community of’ Dedman, now known as Capulin. His father homesteaded 160 acres for a number of years. In 1924. his mother operated cafes in the Oklahoma oil field town of Cement. Eventually moving to Oklahoma City, he graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1934. He ‘attended Long Beach College and the University of New Mexico, where he was the editor for the UNM Loho. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and graduated in 1940. Following graduation, Mr. Williams worked at the Ford plant on Terminal Island near Long Beach. Although, at that time, California was beautiful and unspoiled, and Mr. Williams had many memorable experiences there, he missed his beloved New Mexico. On returning, he worked for W.O. Hall on the Uvas Ranch between Deming and Hatch. He often referred to cowboying as “the most satisfying job I ever had.” In 1944, he went into partnership with Will Hall, Herman Lindauer, Zak Robinson and John Grant, and bought the Deming Packing Co. Except for a short stiht in the U.S. Navy, he managed D-Pac until 1976. In 1948, he married Johnnie Mae McElhannon at the Presbyterian Church in Deming. Together they raised three children and enjoyed II grandchildren. Mr. Williams was a vital part of Deming for more than 50 years. On almost any day you could see him around town cleaning vacant lots, medians, and parks, helping to rid the town of its unsightly collection of litter. He was the founder and leader of the Deming CleanUp Bunch, inspiring the community to he more concerned with the town’s image and appearance. Demonstrating his commitment to this community, Mr. Williams served as president of the Deming Rotary Club and the Fair Board. He was director of the chamber of commerce and served on the City Council, County Commission, the Tourist Development Committee, the Columbus Industrial Park Commission, the Council of Governments, the Mimbres Memorial Hospital Board, and the Rio Mimbres Country Club board of directors. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Johnnie; his brother, Burch Williams; and his granddaughter, Sirocha Murati. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Robert Murati of Anchorage, Alaska; his son and daughter-in-law. John B. Williams and Rosanne of Amarillo, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, James 0. Williams and Cindy of Deming; and his grandchildren~ Kathryn and Michael Murati, Patricia, David, Hannah and Jonathan Williams, and Sarah, Tracy, Jamie and Nicholas Williams; his brother and sister-in-1aw~ Elmo Williams and Lorraine; and his sisters, Willa Bea Grindinger and Avab Gene Wiggins, all of Brookings. Ore.; and countless friends. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Deming Public Library, Talking Book Program, 301 S. Tin, Deming, N.M. 88030. Pallbearers will be Michael Murati, David Williams, Rex Kipp, Robert Null, Charlie Parnell, Gary ‘Jeffreys, Ryk 1Griffin and Bill Young. Honorary bearers are Vance Daniel, Ray Hughes, Jason Hase, Dan Lucas, Claude Leyendccker and Barney Contrerese. Entrusted to Baca’

Williams: Alice (Mrs. Earl) Williams, 96, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Jan. 19 in the home of her son, Dr. Harold L. Williams, in Oklahoma City. She was buried Jan. 25 at the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont, Neb. Mrs. Williams had been a resident of Silver City since 1959 when she moved there with her husband, Earl, who was associated with radio station KSIL. The couple built a new home at 508 30th St. in Silver City where she continued to reside after the death of her husband in 1977. In recent years, she had made her home with her son in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Williams is survived by her son, Harold; another son, Charles Williams of Shenandoah, Iowa; two daughters-in-law, Pamela of Oklahoma City and Mary of Shenandoah; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her granddaughter, Lory Williams, attended Western New Mexico University and married Jack Moorehead Jr. of Silver City. They now live in Lawton, Okla., with their daughter, Jeanette.

Williams: Bernard R. Williams, 57, garage owner, who had resided in Silver City for forty one years, died Sunday at the family home on Cactus Drive following an illness of several months. Funeral services were set for ten o'clock this morning at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Harold E. Johnson, pastor of the Santa Rita Community Church, conducting the rites, with burial taking place in the Silver City cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lorraine H. Williams; two daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Huber, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Leona Wysong, Bayard; a son, William, Grand Junction, Colo.; six grandchildren; four brothers, Richard, Sam and William Hamilton, Texas and Earl, Central, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Skelly, Hamilton, Texas.

Williams: Bill Williams, 85, a 14-year resident of Silver city, entered into rest Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born March 12, 1908, in Miles City, Mont., to the late Frederick and Ann Williams. Mr. Williams was a retired railroad engineer. He had worked as a diesel mechanic and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Central, having served as deacon. Calling hoursare from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Baca's Funeral Chapels where the funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10. The Rev. Steve Griffith, pastor of the Central Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae, of the home; one daughter, Mary Ann Beeland of Albuquerque; two stepsons, Harold W. Van Winkle of Albuquerque and Kenneth W. Van Winkle of Farmington; six grandchildren, Tommy Tolleson, David Tolleson, Patricia Carter, Kenneth Goodman, Lee Goodman and Sandra Goodman; and four step-grandchildren, Kenneth Van Winkle, Laura Chavez, Pam Day and Kevin Van Winkle. Casket bearers will be R.L. Chandler, Gene Miller, Lyman Greer, Ted Burk, Paul Maxwell and Rod Chandler. Honorary bearers are F.M. Roundtree, Larry Thompson, Andrew Gilliland, Frank Madlock, Ernest Mathers, Ron Wofford and Odell Hatler. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City.

Williams: Charles "Bud" Williams, 68, died Friday, May 19, in theCopper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Ariz. Mr. Williams was born Feb. 4, 1921, in Cimarron, and had been a Bisbee resident for 41 years. He was a World War II veteran of the Air Force and worked as a miner for Phelps Dodge Corp. until his retirement in 1975. He also was a member of the Elks. Survivors include his companion, Santos "Sandy" Mendoza of Bisbee; a brother, Thomas Williams of Silver City; and two sisters, Virginia Ellison and Betty Britton, both of Silver City. Visitation was Tuesday from 9a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Dugan Funeral Chapel with rosary that evening at 7 in the St. Patrick Church. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also in the St. Patrick Church, with the Rev. James Coleman officiating. Burial was Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. Arrangements were made by Dugan Funeral Chapel in Bisbee with local arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

WILLIAMS: Charles H. Williams, 78, of Silver City, a resident of Grant County for the past 39 years, died Sunday at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mr. Williams, who retired in 1953, was a former locomotive engineer for Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation. He was a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Clara Williams; three sons, Charles R. Williams of Bisbee, Ariz., William G. Williams of Brownsville, Tx., and Thomas H. Williams of Silver City; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Ellison of Silver City and Mrs. Betty Britton of Denver, Colo., seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary, with interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Henry Saxton.

Williams; Charles Logan Williams, 89, died June 18, at the Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kansas. Mr. Williams was a resident of Arlington, Texas. Graveside services were held June 26, 1984 at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Williams: Clara E. Williams, 82, passed away Friday morrning, Nov.9, at Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Williams was a naticve of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and had been a resident of Grant County since 1926. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Ellison of Silver City, and Mrs. Betty Britton of Denver, Colo., two sons, Charles Williams of Bisbee, Ariz., and Thomas Williams of Silver City; 1 sister, Mrs. Genevieve Moore of Albuquerque, andone other brother, John T. Murphey of Raton. Six grandchildren, 16great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 13, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Father L. Anthony Bengert officiating. Burial followed at Memory Lane Cemetery.

Williams: Mrs. Cora Violet Williams, 87, passed away Wednesday, April 5, at Rest Haven Nursing Home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Zufelt of Silver City, Miss Nita Sarrick ofBlack Canyon City, Ariz., four sons, Lloyd Williams of Spring Valley, Ariz., Clyde Williams of Peoria, Ariz., Lawrence Williams of Big Bear Lake, Calif., Bert Williams of Pico Rivera, Calif., 15grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, April 8 in the Meldrum Mortuary Chapel in Mesa, Ariz., with Rev. Larry L. Tuton of the South Mountain Assemby of God officiating. Burial followed in the Mesa Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Arthur Zufelt, Robert Leonard, Jr., Michael Zufelt, Lawrence Williams, John Foreman and Robert Foreman.

Williams: Emma Trujillo Williams passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Phoenix. She was a former Central resident. Survivors includeher husband, Arthur "Bill" Williams of Phoenix; a son, Billy of Phoenix; a daughter, Donna Carrillo of Phoenix; three grandchildren, Bobby and Joey Carrillo, and Michelle Williams of Phoenix; her mother, Juanita Trujilllo of Central; two sisters, Cecil Parra of Central and Beatrice Casares of Morenci, Ariz.; andsix brothers, Eloy of Hawaii, Albert of Playas, Arthur of Tucson, Ariz., Richard of Las Cruces, Bernie of Fort Worth, Texas, and Eddie of Phoenix. Services were held Friday at St. Louis the KingCatholic Church in Phoenix under the direction of Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary.

Williams: Funeral services for Mrs. Eva D. Williams, 76, who died Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital, were held in the Durtis-Bright Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Monday with the interment following in Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. Billy Foster of the First Baptist Church of Bayard officiated. Mrs. Williams was a native of Palmer, Tex. and had lived in Bayard for the past 26 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Vada Leach of Turnerville and Mrs. Eva DeVraal of Bayard; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Iva Armstrong of Hawthorne, Calif.

Williams: Fannye K., 88, died Wednesday morning in the Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 23, 1901, in Tatum, Texas, and was a retired schoolteacher. Miss Williams moved to Silver City in June 1988, and made her home here with her sister, Ada Robinson. Calling hours were today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Services will be Saturday at4 p.m. in the Jimerson Funeral Home in Carthage, Texas. The Rev. Don Coeklin and the Rev. Tom Jones will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Harris Chapel Cemetery. Her nephews will serveas casket bearers. Survivors are her sister, Ada Robinson of Silver City; a niece, Debbie Pinezza and her husband, Joe, and their children Michael, Robbie and J.W. Pinezza, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; Violet and Roland Ball of Silver City; Donna and Bert Irwin and families of Deming, Prescott, Ariz., and Anthony; Steve and Kim Allen and family of Deming; Sherell Wilkerson and family of Silver City and Morenci, Ariz., Meredith and Bobbie Neal of Silver City; Lyn Neal of White Signal; Mickey Coquat of New York; Jeannie Conner, Estelle Palmer and Jewell Reed, all of Silver City; and her numerous friends of Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Williams: Fay I. Williams, 73, a lifetime resident of Cliff, went to be with the Lord Monday from her home at Cliff after a long, extended illness. She was born July 17, 1922 to John Moss and Effie Dorothy Dickerson in Lakey, Texas. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley, in 1970 and a brother, Willis Dickerson. She was a member of the Gila Baptist Church for more than 30 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was loved and respected by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Galen C. "Chester" Williams; one son, Wilson Williams; and two daughters, Nancy Thacker and Wanda L. Wood, all of Cliff; one brother, Wayne E. Dickerson of Cliff; and two sisters, Clara L. Fitch of Las Cruces and Betty Jean Sieferman of New Iberia, La. She has nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gila Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Huber officiating. Interment will follow at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews, Arthur Palmer, Lawayne Sieferman, and Jerry Wayne, Bobby, Gary and Dwayne Dickerson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Snodgrass, Bucky McCauley, Fred Shanks, Early Hawthorne, Bob Upton, Robert McCauley amd Wayne Reese. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

WILLIAMS: Florence Barrita Williams, 82, of Lords-burg passed away Saturday in Silver City. Graveside services will be conducted in Idalou, Texas, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Idalou Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was born July 21, 1914, in Keene, Texas. She was married to Clarence Williams, who preceded her in death in 1976. Mrs. Williams is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Sorg of Lordsburg; two sons, Bill Williams of Lubbock, Texas, and Raymond Williams of Aledo, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 14 greatgrandchildren. Service arrangements are with Lords-burg Funeral Home.

Williams: Harvey M. Williams of Silver City, 68, a retired major with the U.S. Air Force, died Thursday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of World War II, and a graduate of Syracuse University. Maj. Williams' career with the U.S. Air Force included service as a pilot and an instructor. Later, with the Strategic Air Command, he flew B-47s and B-52s. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home; a son, David, and his wife, Sonja, of Golden, Colo.; two daughters, Shawna Barlette and her husband, Rick, of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Connie Raff and her husband, Don, of Grand Junction, Colo.; and three grandchildren. At the request of the deceased, the body has been donated to science. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Silver City Museum.

Williams: Hazel, Williams, 94, a resident of Silver City until 1978, passed away Monday in Torrance, Calif. She was born April 4, 1900, in Pinos Altos to John T. and Annie ( Herring) Oglesby. She was ans accountant for Gilcrest & Dawson Cattle Co. for more than 20 years and was also employed with the Silver Cchool District. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jean Appleyard of Torrance, and several nieces and nephews, including Helen Traynor of Pinos Altos, Alma Mae Cowan and Eugene Duncan of Silver City, Doris Raulston and Walter Ogesby of Phoenix, and Willam Oglesby of Pecos, Texas. A graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pinos Altos Cemetery with Paster Ray Keene officiating, Family members selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve them.

Williams: John Lester Williams Jr., 66, a resident of Belen, died Dec. 1 at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque. He was a former resident of Silver City. He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Jasper, Ala. Mr. Williams was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the FirsBaptist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Frances Williams ofEugene, Ore.; three sons, George D. Williams of El Paso, Texas, Richard D. Williams of North Bend, Ore., and Jeffrey L. Williams of Brookings, Ore.; nine grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Billings of Fort Bayard; and a brother, Chilton Williams of Los Lunas. Cremation has taken place. Graveside services were held Dec. 6 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

WILLIAMS: J. D. Porter of Bayard and Mrs. E. L. Huber of 1203 Kentucky Street, Silver City, have received word of the tragic death of their ten-year old niece, Linda Williams in Sultan, Washington. Linda was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williamsand the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Greer, former Grant County residents. The little girl was burning trash at the familyhome when her dress caught fire, causing burns which resulted in her death.

Williams: Funeral services for Marshall Lewis Williams of Carthage, Texas, were held Feb.16 at Jimmerson Funeral Home in Carthage with the Revs. Don Cocklin and Tom Jones presiding. Burial was in Harris Chapel Cemetery in Carthage. Mr. Williams died Feb. 14 in Panola General Hospital in Carthage. He was born in 1898 in Panola County and was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Oddfellows and the Knights of Pythias and the First Christian Church. Survivors include his sisters, Ada Robinson of Silver City and Fannye Williams of Carthage, and number of nieces and nephews.

Williams: Mary T. Williams, a resident of Central for the pst 47 years, died April 12 following an illness. Mrs. Williams is the widow of Earl O. Williams who preceeded her in death in 1964. Sheis survived by two sons Tom R. Williams of Hurley and Roy K. Williams of Tomoma, WA.; a daughter Mrs. Ison Shoemaker of Waco TX.; eight grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Isabel Collier and three brothers Howard Kelly, Neal Kelly, and Jess Kelly. Funeral services were held April 15 with Rev. F.M. Roundtree officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Casket bearers were R.L. Chandler, Rodney Chandler, Ward Shoemaker, Ted Vaughan, Stanley Wallace, and Floyd Williamson.

Williams: Samuel Gill Williams, 68, lovingly known as "Whistling Sam," entered life eternal Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Williams was born May 23, 1924, in Raleigh, N.C., to Alton A. and Edith Gill Williams. Living in Silver City since 1952, he owned and operated the Williams Garage on Old Mill Road. He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Faye Blyth Williams of the home; a son, George Alan Williams, and daughter-in-law, Rebecca, of Silver City; a daughter, Edith Faye Shellhorn, and son-in-law, Randy, of Silver City; and four grandchildren, Sammie Lane of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Tracy Lane of Cairo, Egypt, Francis Sierra of Bremerton, Wash., and Georgeanna Williams of Silver City. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren and a host of friends. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Memory Lane Cemetery with the Rev. Weldon W. Coker, pastor of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, officiating. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East and Delk Drive.

Williams: Thomas Richard Williams, 60, died Wednesday afternoon in Silver City. Mr. WIlliams was born in Hamilton, Texas and was a longtime resident of Grant County. He was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Bayard; was a veteran of World War II; And was a retired accountant from Chino Mines With 39 years of service. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Billye Maxine Williams of Hurley; one daughter, Chrisanda Maxine Stein of Longbeach Calif.; one sistor, Elizabeth Shoemaker of Georgetown, Texas; and one brother, Roy Williams of Tacoma, Wash. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home ofSilver City.

Williams; Wade Edward Williams, 23, died Thursday at his residence south of Central. Mr. Williams was born Sept. 12, 1960 in El Centro, Calif., the son of Jordon D. Jr. and Peggy G. Williams. He was a member of the Grant County Sheriff's Posse. Survivors include a daughter, Sherri Christine and one son, Kevin Wade Williams both of Silver City; his parents, J.D. Jr. and Peggy Anne Williams of Central; two sisters, Denise Marie Blank and Kimberly Eloise Stephens of Hobbs; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Gardiner; paternal grandfather, J.D. Williams Sr.; his aunts, Darlene Rinker and Velma Burke and uncles, Jerry W. Williams and Eddy Rinker. Mr. Williams lie in state at the Curtis-Bright Chapel April 15 and April 16. Services were held April 16 at the Curtis Bright Chapel with interment following at Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Cliff Hutchins of the Indian Hills Baptist Church officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Frank Rinker, Gary Lee Williams, Jerry Dale Williams, Walter Blank, Robbin Stephens, Paul Castor and Billy Lancaster. Honorary pallbearers were Scott Rogers, Byron Cody, Don Norris, Bill Young, Tracy Youngand Robert Booth. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Williams: William C. Williams, 76, died Tuesday in Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Williams was born July 5, 1913, in Fresno, Calif.; was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, was senior resident secretary and general manager of the St. Paul Insurance Companies; and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Grant County Archaeological Society. He had lived in Silver City for the past 14 years, coming from Boston, Mass. Memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels with the Rev. James Wilson officiating. Survivors are his wife, Edna, of Silver City; three daughters, Anne G. Jackson of Longmont, Colo., Barbara W. McCrae of Pascoag, R.I., and Carol M. Wilson of Narragansett, R.I.; one brother, Frederick M. Williams of State College, Pa.; and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Silver City Main Street Project, c/o Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels, P.O. Box 2328, Silver City, NM. 88062. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

WILLIAMS: Albert Gallardo Williams, 73, a former resident of Santa Rita, died Tuesday in Phoenix. He was born April 23, 1922. He retired as warehouse foreman for the Carnation Co., where he worked for 34 years. Mr. Williams was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Hc was a member of the Teamsters and American Legion Post No. 41. He is survived by two daughters, Victoria Enemas and Angela Baugh; a son, Albert T Williams; and a brother, Gavino Gallardo. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. and the rosary will be recited at 7 at Phoenix Memorial Mortuary. Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 am. at St. Vincent de Paul Church at 3140 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix. Arrangements are by Phoenix Memorial Mortuamy.

WILLIAMS: Betram Williams, 83, died Saturday at home In Pinos Altos. He was born May 6, 1912, the son of Charles B. and Edna Noyes Williams of Jersey, Ohio. Duritlg high school and college, be was an instructor for the American Red Cross in swimming and lifesaving techniques. He attended Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and Syracuse University, receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio State University in geological engineering. He received a master of arts degree in public and social administration from Ohio State. Because of the Depression, Mr. Williams' Career did not start in the field of engineering, but in a position with the Federal Relief Administration. The experience in social work led to his master's degree and he began a career with Community Chests and Councils of America, which took him to Harrisburg, Pa., Norfolk, Vs., Peoria, Ill., and Gary, Ind. He was the agency's first executive director in Evansville, Ind. In World War II, Mr. Williams was in the U.S. Navy and also went through training in the U.S. Marine Corps. The majority of his duty was as a flight control officer aboard the USS Eldorado, a command ship in the Pacific. One of be battles during this time was at Iowa Jima,, in which his ship played a major role. His fleet was steaming to the Sea of Japan for a planned invasion of Japan at the time the atomic bomb was used against Japan. At the end Of he war, he was flown ahead to the West Coast to pre-plan the travel arrangements for all of the personnel about to be inactivated at the time of the ships' arrival. After military service be returned to Evansville for two years. He was soon was given the position vith Community Chests and Councils of America, which ivolved to the name of United Way, as executive tirector of New Haven, Conn., where be worked with a community which was closely related to Yale University. After three years Mr Williams was asked to go to the United Way of america headquarters in NewYor~ city. He commuted there for 10 years from New Haven on a two- hour "commute" on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He was active on a national level in this position and was responsible for many important developments in the relationships and responsibilities of the community in conjunction with business, labor and the government. After serving at the national level, Mr. Williams expressed a desire o get back out into the field tad to work at the grass roots level. He accepted a position as executive director in Dayton, Ohio, where unificadon of the community ~as of prime importance. Mr. Williams had the ability to resolve problems that had been previously isurmountable, bringing community leaders together to achieve the goal of producing the basic necessities of the needy and less foituate. Due. to health probems, Mr. Williams decided to retire at the age of 59 when he and his wife bought roperty outside of Silver City in Pinos Altos. They built a home on a mining claim on a ridge at the soutbern end of the Rocky Mountains..This was climate which allowed Mr. Williams to work outside and keep his ealth maintained. The Williamses soon became involved in reforestation and oil conservation. In their years in Pinos Altos, Mr. Williams could be seen planting various species of trees and performing botanial miracles at their Pinos Atos home. He also took to rock masonry and created rustic landscaping of great proportions. Their property is intertwined with nature rails so that others can enjoy he flora and fauna around heir home. Mr. Williams was a loving husband and father, and a friend of the beat kind. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alice Dodge Williams; a brother, larry C. Williams of Edion, NJ.; and his daughters, airicia Williams Crawford nd her husband, Greg, of EineIlas Park, Fla., and Suan Williams, Vandenberg and her husband David of Pinos altos. No funeral services are planned. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Homes.

Jim Williamson, father of Miss Olan Williamson and Mrs. L. R. Hunter of Silver City and Mrs. Dale Shock of Cliff, died at his home in Hagerman, N. M. following an Illness of several years. Funeral services were held there Wednesday, Sept. 30. Mrs. Williamson, Mr. and ‘Mrs. Shock, and Mr. and Mrs. Hunter attended the services.

Miss Olan, Williamson, 62, a teacher in the Silver City Public Schools for 31 years, passed away last Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital. On April 30, she fell at her home and fractured her hip and arm. The shock from this accident was followed by a fatal heart attack. Born in Texas, Miss Williamson spent her girlhood in Hagerman.., She attended New Mexico Highlands University at Las Vegas and thereafter came to Silver City, where she graduated from the Normal School, now Western New Mexico University. She first taught school at Columbus, Luna County, and since 1935 had been a member of the teaching staff in the Public Schools. She had a long and capable record in education to which she had devoted her adult life. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel. The rites were conducted by the Rev. James Wayne. Burial took place Tuesday in the family plot in the Hagerman Cemetery, where the remains were taken by plane. Immediate survivors are five sisters, Mrs. Layton Hunter, Silver City; Mrs. Dale Shock, Cliff; Mrs. A. A. Bailey and Mrs. Charles Michlet, Hagerman, and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Albuquerque, and several nieces and nephews

Wm. Henry Wijliamson, age 52, a resident of Grant county,’ for 45 years, died early last Thursday morning. Mr. WIlliamson was born in Stockdale, Tex., on July 17, 1896, had been a school bus driver for the past 22 years and ‘at the time ~of his deatth was president of the Grant County School Bus Association. He is survived by his widow, the former Fayette Dickinson, Whom he married in 1916; four sons, Floyd J ,Melvin G., Robert M., and William Henry, Jr., à1I of whom reside at Central; a daughter, Mrs. Henryetta Fltz Datrick, Pinos Altos; two sisters, Mrs. Benny Mund of Harper;’ Texas, and. Mrs. G.. L Greenwood of Breckenridge, Texas,-and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday ~Rev. Harold J ohnson officiating

Williamson: Mrs. Fayette M. Williamson, 71, of Central died at the Hillcrest General Hospital Monday evening. Mrs. Williamson was a native of Silver City and had lived in Grant County all her life. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Fitzpatrickof Silver City; three sons, Floyd of Central, Melvin of Mendota, Calif. and Robert of Bayard; 11 grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. L.E. Nichols of Pinos Altos. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Jim Lawless of the First Baptist Church in Central officiating. Burial will follow in the Central Cemetery.

Williamson: Henry Julius Williamson, 83, passed away Friday in Silver City. Mr. Williamson was born Nov. 4, 1903, to Henry and Ruth Williamson in Dent, Ohio. He was a graduate of Kent State and Ohio State universities and a member of the Norton Public Schools System for 33 years. After retiring there, he moved to Reserve where he served as an administrator and teacher for seven years. During these years he also served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Reserve. Following his second retirement, he moved to Hurley where he was a member of the Hurley Community Church, serving as a deacon. He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons Chapter No. 1496. He is survived by his wife, Marie Williamson of Hurley; two sons, Don Williamson of Hurley and David Williamson of El Paso, Texas; one sister, Valda Hamilton of Stow, Ohio; a brother, Gaylord of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and one granddaughter, Juliet Williamson of Las Cruces. Memorial services for Mr. Williamson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 in theWheeler Funeral Home Chapel in Silver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hurley Community Church. Arrangementsare by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Williamson: Marie K. Williamson, 84, a former Grant County resident, passed away May 17 at Vista Hills Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. She was born in Olathe, Kan., June 10, 1907, and resided in Ohio, and later in Reserve and Hurley. She moved to ElPaso in 1989. While living in Reserve, she served for eight yearsas secretary of the Home Extension Service. She is survived by her sons, Don J. Williamson of Hurley, and David K. Williamson and his wife, Margaret, of El Paso; a sister, Blanche Snoddy of West Salem, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. Williamson, a former principal at Reserve High School. A memorial service will be held at the Hurley Community Church on Wednesday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hurley Community Church, P.O. Box 875, Hurley, NM 88043.

Williamson: Robert Boyd Williamson, 70, died Thursday in Tucson, Ariz., at the veterans hospital. He had been a Silver City resident since 1981 and during his early youth. He was born in Nacona, Texas, on Feb. 28, 1918, to Eddie and Callie Williamson. He had served his country for four years during World War II in the Navy and as a member of the Lighter Than Air Service. He had been a member of the Carpenters Union before becoming a construction supervisor until his retirement. As a supervisor he had lived in 23 states, Canada and Mexico. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Calling hours will be today from 3-8 p.m. at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be led by the local Masonic Lodge AF and AM No. 8 of Silver City and concluded by American Legion Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Silver City Masonic Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Williamson of Silver City; four sons, Eddie and Bob Williamson of Oregon, Vernley Aure Fite, of Newark, Calif., and David Allen Fite of Yakima, Wash; four daughters, Sharon Norlander of Oregon, Mary Kathleen Stoican of Lewiston, Mont., Bonnie Beth Reitan of Saco, Mont., and Debora Dawn Kirkland of Harlem, Ga.; one brother, Werner Williamson, of Golden, Co.; one sister, Jean Armstrong, of Eddie, Texas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Mohr, and a son, Donnie Fite. Casket bearers will be members of Silver City Masonic Lodge AF & AM No. 8. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Williamson: Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Cox Mortuary chapel for William Henry Williamson, 12, son of Mrs. Fay Williamson of Central. He passed away at the family home lastFriday. Burial was in the Central cemetery. Surviving besides the mother, are three brothers, Bob, Floyd and Melvin, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Fitzpatck of Pinos Altos.

WILLIAMSON: Witton "Bub" Williamson, 50, passed away Sunday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mr. Williamson was a lifelong resident of Grant County. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He loved his flimily and was very considerate, generous and well-respected by all peoplc, especially his family.. who will miss him dearly.. Mr. Williamson is survived by his loving wife, Sandy, of Cliff; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Williamson of Central; three sons, Dqrrcll Shelton and his wife., Kim, of Athuquerque, and Justia Williamson and Juhal Williamson, both of Cliff, two daughtccs, Janis Davis and her husband, Darrell, ol Las Cruces, and Jolene Williamson of Fort Bayard; his grandchildren, Colten Davis, Trevor Shelton, Melanie Shelton, Wendy Shelton andLacey Shelton; a brother. David WillIamson, and his wife, Cindy, of Pearland, Texas; three sistel's. Shirley Shelly and her hustiatid, Bobby, of Tyrone, Elaine Chikis and her husband. ~iof Tucson Ariz,. and Faye and Leo Marrow of Las Cruces; and several nieces and nephews and other family members. Visitation for Mr. Williamson will be held today from 4-5 p.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home. Gravesidc services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 at the Mesa Cemetery in Gila with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Pallbearers will be Justin Williamson, Jubal Williamson, Darrell Shelton. Darrell Davis, Bobby Siselly and Steve Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Leo Morrow, Jim Cisikls, Bud Crwnley, Ray Foster and David Williamson. Family members selected Curtls-Brlght/ Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

WILLE: Roy C Wille Sr., 83, died Thursday at his home in Silver Citv Mr Wjlle had lived in Silver City for 17 years after retiring as chief clerk for U S steel in Houston Texas. He is survived by his wife, Josephine: a son, Dr. Roy Willie Jr. of Silver city and three grandchildren. A memorial mass will be recited at St Vincent de Paul Catholic church on Tuesday at 10am with Monsignor James Milano officiating. Internment will follow in Memory Lane cemetery. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright

The body of James Lee Willis, 25, who died Tuesday at Hillcrest Genera! Hospital, has been sent by the Curtis MOrtuary to Grand . Junction, Colo., for funeral services and Interment. Willis, a native of Denver, had been a’ resident of anadlum for two months and was employed by Dave Aker, Contractor, i the mining, area. Immediate survivors of the deceased incude his widow, Mrs. Jolene Willis, and a son, Shaun, of Vanadium; his parents, Mr. and Mrs Dean Willis of Grand Junction;, and a sister, Mrs, Dona Allen, also of Grand Junction.

Second Lt. Hugh L. Willoughby, 25. U. S. Air Force pilot, was killed last Thurseday in the crash of his plane, shortly after a take 0ff from Walker Air Force Base at Roswell. He was the son of Mrs. Marjore Willoughby daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wilson of Silver City and had visited his grandparents here in recent years. The survivors are In aunt. Mrs. Matilda Kellogg of Silver City, a’ wife and baby daughter and his parents. Funeral services and burial took place in Boyce, Virginia the home of his parents.

Willowick: Mrs. Mae Luck Willowick, 86, died at her daughters residence in Sil

Wilmes: Georgia Matthews Wilmes, 75, a former resident of Gila, died Tuesday in Rogers, Ark. She was born Feb. 22, 1920 in Cactus Flats, Ariz. to Orson Alma and Clara Belle Lee Staileuy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gila. She loved to work in her yard, visit with friends, collect knickknacks and gather antiques. She always kept young people entertained and always joined in all of their activities with great enthusiasm. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gila, with Bishop Donald Hooker presiding. Burial will follow in the Cliff Gila Mesa Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rex Stailey, Walter Lee, Robert "Coop" Stailey, Placido Dominguez, Ray Foster and Ralph Dominguez. Honorary bearers will be her grandsons, Koda Matthews and Skyler Stephens, and her friend, Troy Wilmes. Surivors include her husband, Rex Wilmes; a son, Tim Matthews of Gila; a daughter, Paulette Stephens of Rogers; three brothers, Rex Stailey of Silver City and Robert "Coop" Stailey and Alma "Bud" Stailey, both of Gila; a sister, Priscilla Newsom of Tucson, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Candace Stephens, Skyler Stephens, Kami Matthews, Kia Matthews and Koda Matthews. She was preceded in death by Paul Matthews in 1988, a brother, Wilfred "Buzzy" Stailey, and a sister, Rene Villarreal. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Wilmes: E11en Wilmes, 69, of Las Cruces passed away Friday, Oct. 28, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Manitou, Okla., to Charles and Callie Truitt. Ms. Wihnes spent most of her life in Las Cruces. She was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling, painting and family get-togethers. Survivors include three Sons, Rex Edward Wilmes and his wife, Jane, of Vado, Jerry Wilmes and his wife, Paulette, of Pinos Altos, and Troy Wilmes and his wife, Amanda, of Mimbres; two daughters, Sondra Martucci and her husband, Paul, of Deming, and Paula Ramirez and her husband, Raul, of Las Cruces, with whom Ms. Wilmes resided. Other stirvivors include two sisters, Cora Evans and Joyce Keeler, both of Deming; one brother, Red Truitt of Grants Pass, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2p.m. at Getz Funeral Home Chapel in Las Cruces.

Wilmeth: Albert Wilmeth, age 86, and old West pioneer, born May 5,1892 in Bell County, Texas died late Monday evening, Nov. 6 at hishome in Deming, N.M. Mr. Wilment arrived in New Mexico from Texas in a covered wagon in 1902. He went on to settle in the Gila River Valley near Cliff in 1904. While traveling with two buddies through Mangus Springs in 1914 he met Sabre May Smith. Two years later on the 23rd of December, 1916, he and Sabre were united in holy wedlock. A union that was to last for 62 years. Mr Wilmeth's lifetime was spent in the ranching industry. Mr. Wilmeth is survived by his wife, Sabre, a daughter Mary W. McCauley of Deming, two sons, Howard A. and Pete Wilmeth both of Silver City, one sister, Amanda Fleming of Silver City, one brother, Roy Wilmeth of Simms, Montana, 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be the grandsons and great grandson; Scotty Wilmeth, Mat Wilmeth, James Dougan Wilmeth, Stephen Wilmeth, Paul Wilmeth and Dirk Manning. Honarary pallbearers are Tom McCauley, Bill McMillen, Dick Hays, J.T. McMillen, Doyle Eaken and Roy Clark. The services will be conducted by grandson, Darrell McCauley and the Commital by the Reverend Father Robert R. Martin. Services are to be held today, Thursday, at 2p.m. at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Deming. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Deming Public Library for the purchase of large print edition books.

Wilmeth: Lourine H. Wilmeth, 67, a resident of Silver City since 1938, passed away at home Friday. She was born to Roy and Gladys Hileman on Aug. 2, 1922, in Morrison, Mo. Lourine always wanted to be remembered as first a mother, then grandmother and a wife. She is survived by her husband, Howard "Scotty" Wilmeth of the family home; three sons, Howard A. Wilmeth Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Matthew K. Wilmeth of Anchorage, Alaska, and James D. Wilmeth and his wife, Michelle, of Hobbs; four daughters, Karen A. Amos and her husband, Sam, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., S. Diana Paterson and her husband, John, of Columbia, Mo., Lori J. Weber and her husband, Mark, of Silver City, and M. Lourin Miller and her husband, Kevin, of Albuquerque; and 12 grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Gertrude Ward of Ponca City, Okla., Lenora Hale, also of Ponca City, and Helen Deever and her husband, Paul, of Wichita, Kan.; and two brothers, Warren Hileman and his wife, Lila, and John Hileman. Funeral services are to be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery in Silver City. The family requests memorial contributions to a charity of choice. Dedicated to those we serve: Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wilmeth; Roy Eugene Wilmeth, 72, died May 31 at the Fort Bayard Medical Center where he had been a patient for the past three years suffering from Aizheimer's Disease. Mr. Wilmeth was born Feb. 7, 1912 in Animas, the son of Lee David and Mary Elizabeth Lovelady Wilmeth --one of 15 children. In 1939, he married Rose Marie Elliott, the daughter of Duke and Marie Pitts. Survivors include his wife Rose of Silver City; two daughters, Pam Calloway of Silver City and Kay Fors of Boise, Idaho; one sister, Amanda W. Fleming of Deming and two grandsons. Mr. Wilmeth lied in state at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff, June 4, with funeral services that same day. Interment followed in the Gila-Mesa Cemetery. Rev. David Goble with Mr. Pete Wilmeth giving the eulogy. Serving as pallearers were Hap McCauley, Pete Wilmeth, Howard Wilmeth, Scotty Calloway, Gary Fors and Rick Reese. Honorary pallbearers were all of his friends and rodeo buddies. Memorial contributions may be made to: Aizheimer's Disease. P.O. Box 1368 ALbuquerque, NM 87013. Arrangements by the Curtis-BrightFuneral Home. (For full obituary see Microfilm)

Wilmeth: Sabre May Wilmeth, who with her husband, Albert, spent a lifetime in the ranching business in Grant County, died December 19 at the Mimbres Hospital in Deming. She was 78. Mr. Wilmeth preceded her in death November 6. Mrs. Wilmeth, born May 1, 1900 in Joplin, Missouri, came to Grant County in 1914, met her future husband that same year at Mangus Springs and they were married in 1916. In their early married life the couple homesteaded on Sycamore Creek, west of Cliff, and later expanded their holdings with the purchase of a ranch in the same locality. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmeth moved to Deming last year. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Thursday, December 20, at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Deming. Her grandson, Darrell McCauley, officiated. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery in Deming with Father Robert Martin of St. Luke's Episcopal Church conducting the committal service. Mr. Wilmeth is survived by two sons, Howard and Pete Wilmeth of Silver City; one daughter, Mary McCauley of Deming; a brother Willard Smith of Las Cruces and three sisters, Mary Buchanan, Eunice Clark and Naomi Diaz, all of California; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

WILMETH: Howard A. Wilmcth, 75, passed away Wednesday at his residence. Mr. Wilmeth Was a Iifelong resident of Grant County. He Was a mineing engineer for Phelps Dodge, Tyroac Branch, until his retirement. He was a pilot in World War II with the Army Air Corps, and was highly decorated for his outstanding performance. He was preceded in death by his wile, Emme Lourine Wilineth. He is survived by his sons Howard A. Wilmeth Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Corpus Cristi, Texas, Mathew Kevin Willmeth and his wile, Sheil, of Anchorage, Alaska, and James Dugan Wilmetli and his wife, Michelle, of Hobbs; his dauglners, Karen Wilmeth of Silver City, Diana Sabre and her husband, John Paterson, of Bozejmam, Mont., Lori Jo Weher and her husband, Mark, of Silver City, and Mary Lourin Miller and her husband, Kevin of Grand Junction Colo: a brother, Pete Wilmeth; and a sister, Mary McCauley. There will be a graveside memorial service at 10 a.rn. Saturday at Memory Lane Cemetery wIth the Rev. David Gohic officiatiag. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amerrican Heart Association, American Cancer Society or he Fraternal Order of Poice. Family members scected Curtis-Bright/ Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

WILSON: Benjamin Orvil Wilson, 86. a resident of the Mimhres, entered into eternal rest at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Feb. 17, 1912, in Antonito, Cob., to Thomas Orvil and Rafelita Alicia Mondraon Wilson. He retired as a bridge maintenance foreman with the New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department. He was past presidcnt of the! Mimbres Valley RV Association, a member of the Mimbres Booster Club, a charter: member of the Copper Mimbres Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and a member of People for the West. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Calling hours will he from 5-7 pm. Tuesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at II am. at his home at No. 20 Cactus Drive in Mimbres with the Rev. Rod Chandler officiating. Burial will follow at the San Lorenzo Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Emma Wilson of Mimbres; a son, Lonnie Lee Wilson, and his wife, Vera, of Glendale, Ariz.; three daughters, Sandra Adams and her husband, Jon, of Truth or Consequences, Dorothy Taylor of Mimbres, and Bret Thompson and her husband Wayne, of Hanover; sisters, Sadie Hunter and husband, Ralph, of 1 Huron, Mich., Grace Baca and her husband, Norma,:Douglas, Ariz., and Wakimm of Orroville, CA:’ eight grandchildren; great-grandchildren; numerous nieces nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: sisters, Mamie Hill and St Wilson; his brothers, Rot E. Wilson and Joseph Wilson; a daughter, Laura Bates; two sons, Rich: Lloyd Wilson and Benjamin Orvil Wilson; and a son-in -law, Hoyt Taylor. Cast bearers will be Tom Wills Steven Lloyd Wilson. Do Thompson, Tom Brown, J. Speigel, Michael Math Paul Speigel, Collin Jolt son, Evan Martin, Thorn Wilson and Hank Day Honorary bearérs are Milt Bowen, Anon Rudd. Chart Sipko, John Harrison at Bob Carr. In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to Mimhres Valley, Emergency Medical Services, P.O. BOx 233, Membres, .NM 88G~9. Entrusti ~to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels,

W1LSON: Byron S. "Spike" Wilson of Silver City passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, in Presque Isle, Maine, after a two-year battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Private interment will be at a later date. Mr. Wilson was born July 20, 1934, in Silver City to Dorothy and Speck Wilson. At an early age, he became self-motivated and a hard worker. At the age of 7 1/2. after his father's death, he began work- ing to help his family out, doing odd jobs that included working at the Silco Confectionery as a soda jerk. As a youth, he worked on many local ranches "cowboying." Some of these ranches included the SXS, Heart Bar and Willow Creek. Three months before graduating from Western High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during the Korean conflict. On Sept. 7, 1956, He married Sonya Herring. He earned his GED attending Western New Mexico University at night while working during the day to support his family. During the next several years, Mr. Wiison held many jobs. At one time, he was bartender for the Elks Club a business agent for Operating Engineers Local No 953, and a heavy-equipment operator. He worked man) years in the mining and con' struction industry locally am across the nation, wearing many different-colored hard hats. Recently, he retired from Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and did some traveling. Mr. Wilson was known for his elaborate ,tall- tale skills and for the idea that he never met a stranger. He was a member of the Masonic lodges in Silver Cit^ and Mimbres, as well as the Order of Eastern Star; Georgetown Chapter. Mr Wilson was also a member of the Silver City Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sonya, of the home; a brother, Jimmy "Nails" Wilson, and his wife, Darlene, of Grand Junction, Colo.; a sister, Carolyn "Tacks" Carroll of Gila; his two daughters, Suzette McFatridge, and Shelley Top-miller and her husband, Kenny, of Silver City; and five grandchildren, Pvt. Rhiannon McFatridge of Hunter Airfield Base in Savannah^ Ga., Shaun and Stephanie "Stevie" McFatridge of Winnamucca, Nev., and Brittany and Jake TopmiIIer of Silver City. Honorary pall- bearers are Paul "Chop" Lloyd, James "Pete" Wrin- kle, Donald Redwine, Cecil "Ned" Brown, John Fowler, Dr. William "Bill" Fowler, Oliver "Pooch" Dodson,

James A. Wilson, 87, a retired banker of Detroit, Mich., where for many years he was prominent in financial circles, died Jan. 10, following a brief illness. He was the father of Jack Wilson, president -of the American National Bank of Silver City, and had many friends here as in past years had made visits to the home of his son, Funeral services were held Monday in Detroit, Mr. Wilson flying there upon receiving word of his father’s death.

WILSON: James Willis Wilson, 83, of Hurley passed away Monday, Jan. 3, at Gila Regional Medical Center. Visitation will take place Saturday at 1 in the after- noon at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The graveside ser- vice will start at 2 at Memory Lane Cemetery, with David Strain officiating. From 1934 through 1939, he was a cowboy at his father's ranch and then for the Reynolds Cattle Co. In 1940, he started at Kennecott Copper Corp. as a carpenter. When he retired in 1978, after 38 years of service, he was a genera] foreman in the maintenance department. He is survived by two children, Gerald Wilson and wife, Sylvia, of Hurley, and Marilyn Shenton and husband, William, of Apex, N.C.; a twin brother, John Wilbert Wilson, and his wife. Virginia, of Albuquerque; and a sister. Caroline Elizabeth Lonski and her husband, Frank, of Albuquerque. His grandchildren and great- grandchildren include Justin Bradley Wilson and wife, Karia, and their sons, Christian and Jack, of Tucson, Ariz., James Christopher Wilson and his son, John Nicholas, of San Diego, Denise Gaylor and her husband, Alien, and son, Blake William, of Birmingham, Ala., Julie Killian and her husband, Jeff, and their daughter, Sydney Christine, and son, Ian James, of Smithfield, Va., Marianne Bullington and her husband Aric of King, N.C., am Christina Shenton of Apex. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Bernice "Bonnie" Eddieman; his mother, Anna Caroline, and father, William Albert; brothers, Carl and Albert Wilson; and sister, Marguerite Bruggeman. Mr. Wilson was on the board of directors of Camp Thunder- bird, where he made the sign for the camp with other members. He was a longtime member of the Hurley Community Church, where he supervised the new roof construction and made the new cross for the steeple. He also made the pulpit for the Catholic Church in Hurley • and was a longtime friend of Father Esteville. He was also a member of the Grant County Archaeological Society, and the Masonic lodges in Hurley and Deming, and was an avid' woodworker who specialized in his furniture craftsmanship. Pallbearers will be William Shenton, M.E. Eddieman, Brad Wilson, Chris Wilson, George Gutierrez, and M.E. "Little M.E." Eddieman. Honorary bearers are his family and many friends. He was truly loved and will be missed by all his family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-12334.

Funeral services were held Tuesday for John A. (Jack) Wilson, 69, at the Curtis-Bright Funeral chapel with the Rev James MeClelland of the First Prespyterian church officiated. Mr. ‘Wilson, who was born in Detroit Mich., came to Silver Cily for health reasons in the early 1920s. Following’ treatment at cottage Sanatorium he was employed by the American National Bank until his retirement this past January. He served as president of the bank for about two years. Mr. Wilson was active in community affairs: and served as a director of Hillcrest General Hospital for several years. His wife died in September I968. Following the funeral services here his body was shippep to Vineennes Ind. for’ burial in the family plot.

Mrs. Helen Florence (Yates) Wilson, 64, who entered Providence Memorlal Hospital in El Paso, Tex., Saturday afternoon, died at that facility Saturday evening. She had been a resident of Sliver City since .1924, having come here from Indiana for health reasons, and for a number of years had been a patient at the old Cottage. Sanitarium prior to improving in condition. Mrs. Wilson wag the wife of Jack A: Wilson, vice-president of the American National Bank of Silver City, who was with her at the time of her death. The deceased had been a longtime member of the SIiver City Woman’s Club and of them Wacky club, for which she had served as president for a number of consécutive years, a position which she held at the time of her death.. Survivors other than Mrs. Wilson’s husband include a sister, Mrs. R. P. (Ola) Scudder of Vincennes, Md., and a number of nieces and nephews. Kaster-Maxon Funeral Home of El Paso was in charge of sending the body to Vincennes, where funeral services and burial were held Tuesday under the direction of Gardiner & Sons Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mary Alice Thwaits Wilson, 56, member of the, Thwaits family of Silver City, died at an Albuquerque hospital June 5th. Funeral services were Saturday at the First Methodist Church of Albuquerque with burial In Sunset Memorial Park. Survivors include her husband. Frank Wilson and a son, Mickey, both of Albuquerque, a daughter Mrs. Joyce’ Ann Juen, El Paso; two brothers, Arthur and Earl, Douglas, And a third brother, Prior Thwaits Superior, Arizona, died early Sunday morning while in Albuquerque to attend his sister’s funeral. Seven grandchildren also survive.

Word has been received’ here of the death, Sept. 17, of” Mrs. Nettle Wilson of Warren, Ariz., a former area resident. Burial took place at Warren Sept. 21. Survivors of the deceased include four, children,’ Mrs. Daisy Kowalecki of Bayard, Elza Voylea and ‘Mrs. Estelle Bushy from Warren, and Roy Voyles of Tucson, Mix.; nine grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild..

Raymond A. Wilson, 40, a resident of Silver City since last December, passed away last Wednesday in Hillcrest General Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 pm at the Cox Mortuary chapel, the Rev. Frank ,Starrick, pastor of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church conducting the rites. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Norma Maxwell Wilson; two sons, Benny and Lenny, and his mother, Mars. Allie Wilson, Blytheyille, Ark.

In the death Sunday at the family home, 1121 West St., of Wayne MacVeagh Wilson,’ 83, Silver City lost one of it’s most respected pioneer residents and civic leaders who had been active in community affairs for more than half a century. Born Jan. 5, 1876; in Trenton, New Jersey, Mr. Wilson was the son of Col. William Potter Wilson and Ellen Stover Dickson. Wilson. Colonel Wilson was a U. S. Army officer, stationed in Philadelphia, where the son spent his boyhood and attended elementary schools: In 1870 his father was sent to ForUnion, New Mexico, where he served a period of duty. Upon completing high school, Mr. Wilson entered Princeton University in 1893 to complete his college education. However, in 1895, he was forced to leave college when he became ill with tuberculosis, and came to Silver City for his health. Previously, a. friend of the Wilson family, Hugh H. Hodge, also a Princeton man, had located in Grant County and purchased the Diamond Bar Ranch. The young student stayed at the ranch for a time but ‘for the most part of a year he roughed it in the open, with a predatory animal hunter and trapper, Hank Hotchkiss, whose exploits rivaled those of the famous ,Ben Lilly. Recovered Health in little more than a year, Mr. Wilson recovered from incipient tuberculoses and returned to Princeton, where he finished his education, graduating with the Class of 1898. Thereafter, he went to work for the Bell Telephone Co. in Philadelphia. In 1900, doctors advised him to return to New Mexico. For several years he was associated, with the Diamond Bar Ranch In which he had an interest and also managed a mining operation at Fierro for Eastern capitalists. The greatest achievement of Mr. Wilson’s life was the establishment of the New Mexico Cottage Sanatorium in Silver City in 1904 in association With Dr. Earle Sprague Bullock. The sanatorium was the largest institution of its kind at that time in the Southwest and achieved national recognition as a hospital for the care and treatment of those suffering from tuberculosis. The sanatorium was operated until 1924 and during a 20-year period placed Silver City on the ‘health map of the United States and was one of the town’s principal assets. Changing economic conditions and new and larger sans built In Albuquerque, El Paso and Tucson, finally resulted in the Cottage San being closed and its physical plant and extensive land holdings sold. For a period of 10 years, Mr. Wilson, with Mrs. Wilson who died in 1957, resided at the Valley ‘Ranch, near Santa Fe, a luxury mountain resort, which Mr. Wilson managed with conspicuous success until it was sold. The family then returned to Silver City to live He had a second breakdown in 1942, Mr. Wilson suffered a recurrence of tuberculosis, which affected- his spine and for, two years he was completely incapacitated. He began a course of treatment at Tyrone by specialists and made a remarkable recovery to again enjoy an active life for another 25, years. During his invalidism at Tyrone, Mr. Wilson was visited by the late Ernie Pyle, when the famous columnist was on his way to the Pacific Theater of War as a corespondent for the Scripps Howrd Newspaper Syndicate. Incident to his meeting with Mr. Wilson, the noted - writer devoted his national column to a story about Wilson’s life-long battle with crippling Illness and courageous fight against seemingly insurmountable odds to live and serve the community where the climatic advantages had restorvd health. ………Mr Wilson bonds a record for the state. For years he directed annual musical comedies and drama by local talent, all proceeds of which went to finance the charitable programs of the Elks Lodge. At Princeton, he majored in commerce and minored in dramatics, and never lost his interest in the theater. His productions set many records. Had Many Activities all through the years, ‘Mr. ‘Wilson was doing- something for the community. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. a life member of the Elks Lodge. One of the original game and fish conservationists and one of the organizers of the Southwest New Mexico Game Protective Assn He was not only a real force in advancing the progress and well being of Grant County,’ but was equally as well known through out the state. Funeral services at which friends paid final tribute were’ held Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shephard. the Rev. Clifton M. Anderson conducted the rites. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery. Active pallbearers were James S Ryan Whittmore, Jack Hooker, J. K. Richardson. Harry Hansen and Jack Borenstein. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Light, Jack Hill, Joseph H. Taylor, Tom McCabe, George D McCreary, David W. Boise. Don Lusk, Mike Candiello, M. F Lime, Robert Jackson Sr.. Leo Schiff, William Welsh, Dr. ‘Wendell Dave, Lawrence Shelley, Russell Michael and Bob Hall. Surviving are a son, Bates Wilson, Supt. of the Arches National Monument, Moab, Utah; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph . W. Sharp (Dickie Wilson) Winchester, Va.: Mrs. Hugh Willoughby (Marjorie Wilson) Boyce, Va., and six grandchildren. Also a member of the family, Mrs. R. T. Kellogg, a sister-in-law of Mr Wilson.

In the death of Mrs. Julia Coalter Eno Wilson last Thursday at the family home at 1121 West St., Silver City lost one of it's pioneer residents. She was 79. Mrs. Wilson had been seriously ill for several weeks, suffering from a heart ailment. Born Dec. 21, 1877, in St. Louis, Mo., she was a daughter of Major Edward B. Eno, U. S. Army, and Matilda Bates Eno, who was the daughter of Edward Bates, Attorney General in President Lincoln's war cabinet. In her girlhood, Mrs. Wilson attended the public schools of St. Louis, and Washington University Art School and Art Shool in Brooklyn, N. Y. She came to Silver City in 1903 with her mother and sister, Matilda Eno Kellogg and brother, Capt. Bates Eno. On June 14, 1906, she was given in marriage to Wayne MacVaegh Wilson, by her mothers brother, Lt. Gen. John Coalter Bates, retired Cheif o Staff of the Army. The wedding was solemnized in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shephard, the Rev. H. W. Ruffner, rector, performing the ceremony. Her maid of honor was her sister, Matilda Eno. The bridesmaids were the Misses isabelle and Mary Eckles and the best man, Hugh L. Hodge. The wedding was a brilliant event of that period in Silver City. Survivng are her husband, Wayne wilson; three children. Mrs. Ellen Dickson (Dickie) Sharp, Winchester, Va.; Mrs. Marjorie Willoughby, Boyce, Va.; and Bates Wilson, Moab, Utah, superintendent of the Arches Natural Bridges National MOnuments of the National Park Service. Also by four grandsons, Wilson (Bill) Sharp, Alan Dickson (Tug) Wilson, Airman 1/C Hugh (Pete) Willoughby and Dickson Willoughby; two granddaughters, Julia and Caroline (Cindy) Wilson. A grandson, Cadet Bates Sharp, of West Point and a granddaughter, Wayne Willoughby, preceded her in death. For many years, Mrs. Wilson was active in the social and clublife of Silver City. Like her husband, Wayne Wilson, she was intrested in the colorful musical comedies directed by him, sponsored by the Silver City Elks Lodge. She had leading parts in the tuneful Silver City Stroller Shows, the first one o fwhich 50 years ago dedicated the opening of the Elks opera House, now only a memory. She was an experienced horsewoman, learning on the bridal paths during her St. Louise college days and became quickly adapted to the mountains area of Silver City in accompanying her husband on annual hunts during the big game open season. Also she was a crack Shot. Mrs. Wilson was a devoted and understanding wife and mother, of a happy family, and a gracious hostess, endearing herself to countless friends throughout the community. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Cox Mortuary Chapel,the Rev. David E. Holt of the Good Shepherd officiating. She had been a life-long communicant of the Episcopal church. Serving as casket bearers were Frank Light, Edward W. Ward, Harry Hansen, Jack Hill, James S. Ryan and Don Lusk. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Deming, Joseph H. Taylor and George W, McCreary. Burial was in the Eno family plot in the Masonic cemetery.

WILSON: Cecil E. Wilson, 52, of Camden, Ohio, veteran of World War II, died Sunday in the Veterans Hospital at Fort Bayard where he had been a patient since Feb. 24. Next of kin was a brother in Middletown, Ohio, where the remains were shipped for burial by Curtis Mortuary.

Wilson; Charles Thomas Wilson, 25, died Monday, near Ruidoso, NM as a result of injuries received in a plane crash. Mr. Wilson was a commercial pilot, employed by the Flying A Flight Service in Silver City. He was born March 14, 1959 in Peoria, Ill., the son of Charles A. and Norma Lewis Wilson. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson of Washington, Ill., and a sister, Chris Wilson of Eureka, Ill. Funeral services will be held at a later date in Washington, Ill. under the direction of the Mason-White Funeral Home. Local arrangements were by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wilson: Hosea Leonard Wilson Sr., 91, a resident of Grant County for 70 years, died Tuesday in Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born April 16, 1899, in Warsaw, N.C. He was a surgical technician and worked with many doctors while Fort Bayard was a Veterans Administration hospital. He retired in 1966 after 47 years of civil service employment. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War I and on the Mexican border at Columbus during the Pancho Villa raids. He was a former member of Post No. 78 of the American Legion, a member of Post No. 3347 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, past president of the local Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, former director of the Central housing project, a 33rd Degree Mason in Sunset Lodge No. 76 (Prince Hall Masons) in El Paso, Texas, and a life member and past grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, St. John Grand Lodge, New Mexico. Calling hours were from 2-6 p.m. today in Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels. Graveside funeral services willbe held Friday afternoon at 2 in Fort Bayard National Cemetery with Post No. 3347 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars presiding. Veterans honors will be accorded by Allingham-Golding Post No. 18 of the American Legion. He is survived by two grandchildren, Marcand Carolyn Wilson of Los Angeles; a nephew and niece, John and Jewel Garrion of Albuquerque; and grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Wilson, in 1971, and by a son, Hosea L. Wilson Jr., in 1986. Casket bearers will be veterans and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wilson: Irvin James E. "Neighbor" Wilson, 72, a resident of Central, passed away Tuesday in the Gila Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born Aug. 9, 1916, in El Paso, Texas, to Sam and Mary Lloyd Wilson. He was a resident of Central for 60 years and retired from Kennecott in 1976 after 34 years of service as a shovel operator. He was a lifetime member of the International Order of Machinists. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Jo Wilson of Central; three daughters, Margaret and her husband, James Walker, and Jeanette and her husband, Curley Norris , all of Cliff, and Betty Ruth and her husband, Jimmy McIndoe, of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, Jean Anne McClellan of Anchorage, Alaska, Chrissy Norris and Michael Walker of Las Cruces, and Dain Walker, and Jay and Shawn Norris, all of Cliff; and by four great-grandchildren, Shirley Wallace of Cliff, and Brandon, Ryan and Brittany McClellan, all of Anchorage; his mother-in-law, Pearl Stevenson of Central; and his uncle, John Ritchley of El Paso, Texas. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Mark and Allan Walker. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will follow in the Mesa Cemetery in Gila. Casket bearers will be John Menard, Bob Saunders, Tony Luna, Randy Keene, Jimmy McIndoe and Paul Norris. Honorary casket bearers will be Jess Runyan, Ross Ozment, Jimmy Walker, Curly Norris, Dr. W.R. Fowler, Michael Walker, Dain Walker and Jay Norris. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wilson: J.H. (Doc) Wilson, brother of Walter L. Wilson of Silver City and W.E. Wilson of Hurley, died last Saturday in Phoenix. Funeral services were held in Phoenix where burial took place. Besides his two brothers in Silver City, the deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Wilson, a son, John; daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Emmons, of San Demas, CA., and a sister, Mrs. Louise Hymer of Phoenix and a grandson.

Wilson: Martha Bonnie Wilson, 73, of Hurley passed away Monday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Glenrock, Wyo., to Mosby E. and Mary (Mitchell) Eddleman. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Community Church of Hurley. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James W. Wilson of Hurley; a son, Gerald Wilson, and his wife, Sylvia, of Mimbres; a daughter, Marilyn Shenton, and her husband, William of Apex, N.C.; two brothers, William E. Eddleman and his wife, Delores, of El Paso, Texas, and M.E. Eddleman of Albuquerque; and six grandchildren, Denise Shenton, Julie Killian and her husband, Jeffrey Neil, Marianne Shenton, Christina Shenton, Justin Wilson and James Wilson. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Memory Lane Cemetery. The Rev. David Strain will officiate. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

Wilson: Stewart Wilson, 35, a longtime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Saturday at his residence in Silver City. He was born Nov. 21, 1955, in New York City. He was a member of the Episcopal Church , and was a student. Mr, Wilson graduated from Loomis Prep School in Hartford, Conn., and recieved a degree in psychology from New Mexico State University. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Survivors include his parents Dr. John Wilson and Imogen Wilsoon of SIlver City; a brother, Maclean Wilson of SIlver City; and a sister, Vanessa Wilson of New York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Silver City Public Library or Miller Library at Western New Mexico University. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapel's.

Wilson: William Ernest Wilson, 63, a retired employee of the Chino Mines Division Kennecott Copper Corporation and a Hurley resident for the past 14 years died Sunday. He was a native of Leander, Tex. and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Muriel Wilson of Hurley; a brother, WalterWilson of Silver City; a sister, Mrs. Louise Hymer of Phoenix, Ariz; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary with the Rev. Alfred Pace of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Graveside services were conducted by Silver City Lodge No. 413 in Memory Lane Cemetery.

Wilmes: E11en Wilmes, 69, of Las Cruces passed away Friday, Oct. 28, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Manitou, Okla., to Charles and Callie Truitt. Ms. Wihnes spent most of her life in Las Cruces. She was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling, painting and family get-togethers. Survivors include three Sons, Rex Edward Wilmes and his wife, Jane, of Vado, Jerry Wilmes and his wife, Paulette, of Pinos Altos, and Troy Wilmes and his wife, Amanda, of Mimbres; two daughters, Sondra Martucci and her husband, Paul, of Deming, and Paula Ramirez and her husband, Raul, of Las Cruces, with whom Ms. Wilmes resided. Other stirvivors include two sisters, Cora Evans and Joyce Keeler, both of Deming; one brother, Red Truitt of Grants Pass, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2p.m. at Getz Funeral Home Chapel in Las Cruces.

WILSON: Dorotny Rae Anding Wilson, 56, a resident of Silver City, passed away Friday at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Silver City to Raymond and Dorothy Anding. She was a retired registered nurse and a veteran of the Navy. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy V. Andiug of Fort Bayard; her husband, Ronald C. Wilson of Silver City; two daughters, Carol L. Wilson of Silver City and Deborah A. Wilson of Waverly, Neb.; and three grandchildren, Jason, Jairne and Kristopher Mayer. A memorial service will be held Saturday morning at 10 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. Entrusted to the care of Bacá's Funeral Chapels and Baca's Mimbres Crematory.

WILSON: Walter L. "Toad" Wilson, 87, of Silver City passed away Wednesday at his home. He was born May 28, 1908, in Leander, Texas, to Walter and Laura Krohn Wilson. The family moved to Silver City in 1919. He worked with his father at the Wilson Tire Store, which was located where Spring Creek Antiques is now located. He also delivered newspapers and later worked at the Howell Drug Store and for the U.S. Postal Service. At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 1946. His service included the South Pacific Theater. Upon returning home he met and married the late Olene T. Brooks on Feb. 19, 1946, in Fort Worth, Texas. They returned to Silver City and his work with the drugstore and the Postal Service until his retirement in 1971. He enjoyed his retirement by working around the house and helping his many friends and neighbors. He is survived by his son, Thomas E. Wilson of Silver City; two granddaughters, Jelyn 0. Wilson of Albuquerque and Sandra A. Wilson-Rayl of Arenas Valley; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Wesley Ràyl and Jenlyn Rene Wilson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olene; his brothers, Byron Steward "Spec" Wilson, John Howard "Doc" Wilson and William Ernest "Chinkey" Wilson; and his sister, Louise Hymer. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Baca's Funeral Chapels, followed by the funeral service at 2, also at Baca's. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Robert Bellows of the First United Methodist Church. Concluding services and burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with honors being accorded by the area veterans groups. Serving as casket bearers will be Eric Patterson, Larry Lewing~Choi Lee, Tink Bums, John Baker and J.E. "Ned" Barns. Honorary bearers are Dick Batey, Oscar Luchsi, Johnny Louie and Bob Hornbeck. In Leu of flowers contributions may be made to the Gila Reginal medical Center, Silver City, 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral home.

WILSON: David William Wilson, 51, of Aurora Colo a former resident Deming, passed away Friday, June 14, in Colorado a result of an accident. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 the Chambers Road Baptist Church in Aurora. Graveside services were to be held tc day at 2 p.m. at Mountaini View Cemetery in Deming with ,Beiton Ruebusi officiating Mr. Wilson was born June 6, 1945, in Lurphysboro III., to Glens Wilson and Summathleen Barringer. Wilson was an inspector for the J.S. Customs Service and had previously served in Deming. Survivors includt us wife, Mary Elizabett McConathy Wilson of Aurora his children, Sarah, Diana and Aaron Wilson~ and his mother, Zumma Wilson. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Relenley, John Murray, Bill McAncaster, Bernard Barleu,, Michael Henley and Jeffrey lenley. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapel of Deming.

Mrs. Lillian Rose Wimmer, 74, passed away Saturday, October 30, at Hillcrest Hospital. Mrs. Wimmer’ was a’ native of London, England, and. was. a resident of Bayard at the. time of, her death. She is survived by her husband,, Normin Wirnmer of Bayard, four daughters, Mrs. Bernice Lukacik of Vancouver, B.C., Mrs. Marion Hill of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Pàtricia Graff of, Arlington, Va’., Mrs. Dorotheau Mitchell of Covina, Calif., three ‘sons, Gordon Duane,’ Edward Duane of Vancouver, B.C., William Duane of Edmonton, . Alberta, Can., 25 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Survivors’ also include two sisters, Mrs. Florence Cameron, Mrs dorthy Wilson, and one brother, Charles Faulkner all of London Ontario Can. Burial was Wednesday at the Valhalla Memorial Park cemetery in north Hollywood Calif.

Wimmer; Norman Leslie Wimmer, age 76, of Bayard, N.M. died Feb. 20 in Hillcrest Hospital. Wimmer was born August 4, 1905, in San Francisco, the son of Anthony and Etta Robinson Wimmer and was a resident of Bayard for the past ten years. He was employed as a retail clerk in a supermarket in California for twenty-five years before his retirement in 1967, and was a member of the Retail Clerk Union Local 1428, of Pamona, Calif. Mr.Wimmer is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Graff of Arlington, Va. and Mrs. Dorthea Mitchell of LaVerna, Calif.; one foster-son, Jesse Salgado of Silver City; and numerous grandchildren. Services were held on Feb. 25 in the Pierse Brothers Mortuary, Hollywood,Calif., under the direction of Rev. James Judy of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Valhalla Cemetery. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Winborn: Linda G. Winborn of Silver City died Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

WINDSOR~ Annetta Lou Windsor, 64, a resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Saturday, May 9, at her home. She was born Jan. I, 1934, to Dewey and Dovie Lee Pendley in Butler County, Ky. She was a homemaker and loved to bowl and quilt. Visitation was held Tuesday at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Funeral services were to he held this afternoon at 2, also at Baca’s Funeral Chapels. Pastor David Prell officiated. Survivors include her husband. William Windsor of Silver City; three sons. Tony Ray of Price, Utah, and Don Windsor and Michael Windsor and his wife, Tainnii, all of Silver City: two daughters, Sonya Wensel and her husband, Dan. and Beverly Knipp and her husband, Larry, of Phoenix; a brother, Dewey Pendley of Madisonville, Ky.; three sisters, Mary Alice McMains of Brentwood, Tenn., and Wilma Kittenger and Virginia Wiles, both of Madisonvjlle; eight grandchildren, Heather Rossin, Linda Cameron, Amber Wensel, Daniel Wensel, Autumn Ray, and Knealie, Torn and Carly Latemer; and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jim, LeRoy, Bob, Art and Les Windsor, and Ron Stickland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Gila Regional Medical Center Hospice Foundation, 1313 E. 32nd St., Silver City NM 88061. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, US. 180 East at Delk Drive.. Phone 388-2334.5~ -

Windsor: Leland J. Windsor, 74, a retired timberman for Phelps Dodge and a resident of Bisbee, Ariz., entered life eternal Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 30,1902, to the late Joseph Gardner and Amelia Irene (Bigelow) Windsor. He was an active member of the Bisbee, Ariz., ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed gardening. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Bisbee Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Bisbee. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Windsor of Bisbee; sons, James Gordon Windsor of Monroe, Wis., Leroy Windsor of Safford, Ariz., Robert Leland Windsor of Morenci, Ariz., Arthur Duane Windsor of Silver City, Leslie Charles Windsorof Morenci, and William Donald Windsor of Silver City; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, William H. Windsor of Bisbee,Grover Windsor of Tucson, Ariz., and Anson P. "Dutch" Windsor of San Manuel, Ariz.; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Les andLaVerne Williams of Bisbee. Also surviving are numerous nieces andnephews. Funeral services are under the direction of Dugan Funeral Home in Bisbee. Local arrangements are by Baca's Funeral Chapels. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Silver City lost ‘one of its pioneer merchants the past week in the death of Lottie Wing, owner since 1932 of a grocery store on East Broadway. During his long illness the store was operated by his nephew, Johnny Lottie, who will .continue the business. Naturalized as an American citizen some years ago, Wing was a respected resident of the community. He Is survived by two nephews, Johnny Louie and Tommy Louie, and nieces and nephews in California. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Curtis Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Gary Kammerling of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was n the Silver City cemetery. Pallbearers were Y Toy, Walter Wilson, Tommy Lowe, John Riedlinger, Troy Wilson and Clifton L. Reed.

Funeral services for Major Oren C. Wlngfield were held in San Antonio. Monday, Sept. 20, with burial at Fort Sam Houston NatIonal Cemetery. Maj. Wingfield drowned while swimming in the Sea of Japan near Sokcho-R, South Korea, on Aug. 7. He became distressed and called for help which was given by other officers with whom he was swimming, but did not respond to their efforts. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wingfield and was born and reared in Hurley. He was a graduate of Hurley High School and New Mexico A&M, Las Cruces. He is survived by his wife, the former Willie Belle Potten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Potten, formerly of Santa Rita, and a daughter, Sharon, who were making their home with her parents, now living in San Antonio, while he was in service. Major General Chol Hong Hi of the South Korean Army has wired Mrs. Wlngfield that Aug. 7 has been designated as a day of remembrance to be observed by the 29th Korean Infanthy Division for the outstanding assistance given them by Major Wingfield.

Wingo: Mrs. Charity Jane Wingo, 94, died at Hillcrest Hospital, Friday, May 1

WINKLER: June J. Winkler, 82 a resident of Silver City for 23 years, entered eternal life Wednesday at her residence. She was born June 28 1914, in Kenesaw, Neb., to ‘Walter and Lora Knebel Roiph. She was a member of the Newcomers Club and an avid bridge player. There will be a memorial service Monday at 10 a.m. at Baca s Funeral Chapels. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Kyle Kneen. She is survived by a daughter, Kay Farrand o~ Palmdale, Calif.; two sisters, Willie Stone of Los Alamitos, Calif., and Tina Hardin of Silver City; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels and Baca’s Mimbres Crematorium.

Winkler: Ellen Patricia (Prenger) Winkler, 52 passed away in Silver City, N.M.

Winkler: Frank Winkler, 81, passed away Tuesday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1912, in Hachita. Mr. Winkler served in the Army during World War II in West Africa, the Battle of the Bulge, the invasion of Germany, and the liberation of Europe. He was a retired welder by trade. He worked for area mines and owned a business in Silver City. He is survived by a son, Ron Winkler of Palm Desert, Calif., and a nephew, Dan Dunaganof Silver City. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Johnny Banks fund at American National Bank. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Winkler: Marvin O. Winkler, 64, died Friday, April 13, in Hillcrest General Hospital. Mrs. Winkler was born in Panhandle, Texas, and was a resident of Grant County for 6 years. He is survived by his wife, June Winkler of Silver City, a daughter, Kay Farrand, two sisters, Georgia McIrvine and Berniece Peaver all of Burbank, Calif., a brother, Jack Winkler of Little Rock, Arkansas and four grandchildren. Gravesdie services were held Monday, April 16, at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the Reverend Eugene Bjork and the Santa Rita Masonic Lodge No. 44 A.F. & A.M. officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Jack Martin, Jay Farrano, Ted Harden, Jim Coleman, Walter Amos Stone and George P. Stone. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Winkles: Jeanne Nelson Winkles, 65, of Lovington passed away June 20. She is survived by her husband, CL. Winkles, a daughter, Kathleen Almaguer, and a son, Mark Winkles, all of Lovington; a son, Samuel Winkles of Peralta; her mother, Kathryn M. Schale of Mule Creek; and three sisters, Nancy Powe of Silver City, Sharon Kartchner of Mule Creek and Sandra Rouse of Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Winkles was librarian for the Lovington Public Library from 1973 to 1991 and served as president of the Library Association of New Mexico in 1982 and 1983. In 1984, she was named "Outstanding Librarian of New Mexico" by the Library Association of New Mexico. Prior to becoming a librarian at Lovington Library, she was employed in the law offices of Tommy Hanners and later with Finis Heidel and Gene"Samberson; She attended high school and college in Silver City and will be remembered by friends and associates in this area.

Winslow: Elizabeth "Betty" Winslow, 77, a 27-year resident of Silver City, entered into eternal rest Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz. She came to Silver City from Pennsylvania, and will be remembered by many for the years when she worked the lunch counter at Silver Rexall. She was a member of the Birthday Club and the Order of Eastern Star. Visitation will be held Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will follow immediately. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Silver City. Survivors include three sons, Robert R. Winslow of Clearfield, Pa., Larry J. Winslowof Kent Wash., and Ray L. Winslowof Tucson; two daughters, Jane Coudriet of Cheserton, Ind., and Joanie Marshall of Tilden, Texas; one brother, Ray Lupold of Christianburg, Va.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funerals Chapels.

Winslow: Ronald E. Winslow, a longtime Silver City resident, entered life eternal Monday at Hacienda de Salud Nursing Home. He was born in Wilmer, Pa., in 1913 to the late Bruce M. and Clesta English Winslow. Mr. Winslow retired from Phelps Dodge at Tyrone as a heavy-equipment operator. He was a Methodist by faith, and a member of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 and Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1718. He was twice past captain of the Grant County Sheriff's Posse. Funeral services will be held at Baca's Funeral Chapels at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow at the SilverCity Masonic Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest. The Rev. Dan Grandstaf will officiate. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Winslow of the home; three sons, Robert R. Winslow of Clearfield, Pa., Larry J. Winslow of Kent, Wash., and Ray L. Winslow of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Jane Coudriet of Chesterton, Ind., and Joan Laney of Silver City; 17 grandchildren;and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his brother, W.K. Winslow. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of choice. Pallbearers are Billy Laney, Freddie Chappel, Jay Laney, Gilbert Romero, Al Martinez and Earseye Ross. Wally Helm is an honorary pallbearer. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Wirth: Margaret S. Wirth, 91, a resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Saturday at her residence. She was born April 14, 1901, in Boston to Carl and Bertha Millin Kellogg. She was Protestant by faith, and was a homemaker. No services are planned. Cremation by Baca's Mimbres Crematory has taken place. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Waddell of Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Funeral services were held Monday in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Ernest A. Wischmann. 66, who died August, 12 at his residence south of Silver City. He was a retired garage owner and had lived in Grant County for the past 41 years. Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413 officiated at the services. Internment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery., Survivors include two nieces, Mrs Anna L Street of Mesquite. Tex., and Mrs. Margaret Luschei of Las Cruces. Pallbearers Were “Curlie” Schumpelt, James Turner, Fred Mrntzek, Carl Mrotzek, Jack Hooker and Marvin glenn. Family members requeted that in lieu of flowers, donation:: be made to the Elks Cerebral Palsey Fund.

Death last Saturday at’ Hillcrest General Hospital claimed Mrs. Candace Wiseman, 65, a resident of Superior, Ariz. For many years she had resided in Silver City before removing to Arizona. Surviving are a son, Julian L. Wiseman, Silver City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and two brothers, John Kelly of Peterson, Ia. and Floyd Kelly of Quincy, Ill. The body was sent to Superior by the Cox Mortuary where funeral services were held Tuesday and interment took place.

Mrs. W. W. Wiseman died suddenly about five o’clock Tuesday afternoon at her home on Cottage San Road. Her husband, Dr. W.W. Wiseman and son, Howard, and his wife, were with her at the time she died. The Howard Wise-mans had arrived Monday from Lawrence, Kansas. A daughter, Mrs. Bill Russell, lives in Silver City. - Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of another daughter, Mrs. David Tomei of Chicago, and a son, Jack Wiseman of Roswell.

R. L. Wiseman, formerly with the Gila National Forest personnel, died Aug. 2 in Phoenix. For the past 12 years he had been employed by Magma Copper Co. at Superior, AZ. as a crane operator. Surviving alt his wife’, a son, Julian, of Silver City, five grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Mesa, Ariz., where interment took place.

Wiseman: Dr. Wellington W. Wiseman, 77, died early Friday morning at Hillcrest General Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday. He had retired from active practice as a veterinary surgeon about two years ago. He came to Silver City from Delphos, Kansas, 17 years ago. Dr. Wiseman is survived by four children, Mrs. Doris Russell of Silver City, Mrs. Katherine Tomei of Chicago, Howard Wiseman of Lawrence, Kansas, and Dr. E.S. Wiseman of Roswell; and by seven grandchildren. Mrs. Wiseman preceded him in death in July of last year. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Charles S. Walker of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Silver City cemetery. Pallbearers were E.L. Head, A.G. Jack Jester, Vern Glenn, J. George Phillips, Henry A. White and Alexander Takacs.

Wishard: Lois Holdren Wishard, 68, a former Silver City resident, died Friday. She was born in Charleston, W.Va., the daughter of the late Clifford J. and Lois Ruth Hemmings Holdren. She was a retired business administrator for Martin Marietta Corp. She attended Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethune, S.C. and was a member of Boyd Memorial Christian Church in Charleston. She was an active member of the Bethune Sewing Club. Surviving are her husband, Arthur R. Wishard; her stepmother, Dorthia Little Holdren; two daughters, Carolyn Sue W. Bawcum of Ramona, Calif. and Catherine Ann W. Marks of Sepuldia, Calif.; a son, Arthur R. Wishard Jr. of Las Cruces; a half sister, Margaret Quinto of Chicago; four brothers, Clifford "Kip" Holdren Jr. of Charleston, Dr. Don Phillip Holdren of Huntington, W. Va., Paul Thomas Holdren of Teas Valley, W.Va., and Dr. W. Ray Holdren of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethel United Methodist Church were conducted by the Rev. Ed Davidson and the Rev. Sanders Reid. A private interment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church in Bethune. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel of Camden, S.C. is in charge.

Mrs. Lucie L Whitham. 89, of Hurley, passed away Wednesday at the Purview Rest home in Silver City. She was the mother of L E Whitham of Hurley where she had llyed for 25 years. Besides her son, she Is survived’ by two grandaons, Milton of Albuquerqu. and Joe, a student at State University at Las Cruces and a great grandchild, Funeral service, will be it 2:30p.m. today at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. Adon Roberta, of the Hurley Conununfty Church. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Witt: Charles William Witt, 70, a resident of Buffalo, Wyo., died Wednesday evening in Silver City. He was born August 20, 1918, in Kansas, served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force; and was a member of Veterans of Foriegn Wars Chapter No. 2469 of Buffalo, The Masonic AF and AM Anchor Lodge No. 7 and the Methodist Church. He was a jewelry manufacturer. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Buffalo with interment to follow in Willow Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Ole Netwick will officiate. Survivors are his wife, Mary Witt of Buffaloe,; two daughter, Verna Harker of Silver City and Karen Witt of Lakewood Colo., and two grandchildren. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Witting; Hildagard Witting, 75, Deming resident, died April 7 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1908 in Berlin, Germany and moved to the Deming area November 1969 from Delaware and attended the Lutheran Church. No services were planned and cremation took place in El Paso. Survivors include her husband, George Witting of Deming; one son, George H. Witting of Elton, Maryland; three grandchildren, George Witting III of Elkton, Delaware, Tracey Ann Witting of Mississippi and Kirk Steven Witting of Delaware and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Baca's Wheeler Mortuary.

Wittwer: Mary Wylma Wittwer, 49, passed away Sept. 19 in her home.She lived in this community for the past 10 years. Mary was a member of the Methodist Chruch. She was born December 11, 1930, inLas Cruces. Members of her family are: mother, Geraldine Scott ofLas Cruces; son, Michel Connally of Grandview, Idaho; daughter, Vickie Lynn Diez of Oceanside, California; brother, W.J. Scott of Yuma; sister, Sandra Ellis of Mesa; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Wittwer was taken to Yuma by the Wheeler Funeral Home for interment.

George Witzel, former resident of this city; also of Santa Rita, died in Albuquerque last Moenday. Mr. ‘Witzel came from Germany .to Silver City in 1900 and for a number of years was associated with his brother, Albert Wltzel In business here. He is survived by his wife arid one daughter. The funeral was here today in Albuquerque,

WOFFORD: Ronald Johnson “Rube” Wofford, 68, died Sunday at his residence in Bayard. Mr. Wofford was born and raised in Eagletown, Okla., until moving to Grant County in 1942. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church iii Bayard and retired from Chino Mines Co. in 1973 where he worked as a heavy equipment operàtor. Mr. Wofford is survived by his wife Lavada Wofford of Bayard whom he married July 8, 1937; four daughters, Janeva Brown and her husband David of Carlsbad, Annell Blain and her husband Leniel of Conifer, Cob., Verda Reider and her husband Gary of Albuquerque and Donna Theis and her husband Dennis of Silver City; one son, Ronald Wofford and his wife Janet ‘of Hurley; five sisters, Fern Wilson of Wallace, Idaho, Julie Ann Terry of Silsby, Texas, Kathryn Downs of Fred, Texas, Panzy Walton of Chattroy, Wash., and Joyce Wofford of Los Angeles, Calif.; five brothers, Hurshel Wofford of Bayard, Clifford Wofford of Bullhead City, Ariz., Ray Wofford of Wallace, Van Wofford of Orlando, Wash., and James Wofford of Montclair, Calif.: 10 grandchildren, Sheri Len Blain, Brennon Blain, Tim Brown, Tamara Brown Daniel, Robin Rieder, Bryan Thies, Kevin Thies, Heather Wofford, R.J. Wofford and Donald Wofford; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew Brown and Hailee Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 á.m. Thursday in the Wheeler Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bill Miller and the Rev. Francis M. Roundtree officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Helton, Dub Parker, Earl Beck, Charles Evans, Tom Vaughan and Tom Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Elzie Avant, Duke Klingman, Harry Chaney, Frank Madlock, Odd Hatler, Alfred Giron and Paul Reeves. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home of Silver City.

Wofford: Dean W. Wofford, 66, of Las Cruces, World War I veteran,passed away at Fort Bayard Veterans Administration Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Bayard chapel. Military burial took place in the Fort Bayard cemetery. The rites were conducted by Chaplain Henry Meredith. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vonna Wofford and a son, Jody, Las Cruces.

Wofford: Hurshel A. Wofford Jr., 40, a former Grant County resident, passed away Wednesday, Nov.23, in San Antonio, Texas. Services are pending. Family members have selected Curtis-Bright Funeral Home to serve Them.

Wolf: Richard C. "Dick" Wolf, 50, of Silver City died Wednesday in an industrial accident at a construction site in Albuquerque. Mr. Wolf was born in Portland, Ore., but had been a resident of Grant County for 30 years. He was a boilermaker/welder and was well-known on construction jobs for his hard work, both as an employee and supervisor, all over the Southwest. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Silver City, who is an employee at Wheeler Funeral Home; two sons, Michael Wolf, and his wife, Barbara, of Silver City, and Mark Wolf, also of Silver CIty; his parents, Clyde and Flora Wolf of Portland; a brother, Larry Wolf, and his Wife, Beverly, of Portland; his mother-in-law, Evelyn Hickson of Silver City; three grandchildren, Cassady and Tiffany Wolf of Silver City, and Dakota Wolf of Lovington; and two nieces and a nephew of Portland. Funeral services will be Monday a 10 a.m. at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Portland. There will be a visitation from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Curtis-Bright Chapel. Serving as pallbearers will be Boug Thomas, Billy Graham, Tony Perkins, Charlie Gardner, Terry Kinter, Frank Cook, Dick Staton, and Gale Carter. Honorary pallbearers are all his friends and co-workers. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Lawrence O Wolfe, 57, died Saturday at Fort Bayard Veterans Hospital. Born in Colorado; he had resided in Silver City in recent years. He was a railroad employee in train service. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Wolfe; a son, Donald Silver City; brother, Ernest Wolfe, Frazier Park Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Candies, Oakland. Calif.,, and Mrs. Era Spieckmier,. Naper CA. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Fort Bayard chapel, the Rev. Henry Meredith officiating. Burial was in the Fort Bayard cemetery under direction of the Wheeler Mortuary of. Deming.

Wolfer: Emmon Wolfer, 56, died April 24 in the Hillcrest General Hospital. He had been a resident of Silver City for the past six months, coming from South Dakota to make his home here. Survivorsinclude his widow, Martha S. Wolfer of Silver City; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Hendrix of Silver City; two sons, James C. of El Paso and Jerry L. of Mobridge, S. Dak.; one brother, Oscar, of San Francisco, Calif.; seven sisters, Mrs. Lucy Salter and Mrs. Ida Mose of McLaughlin, S. Dak., Mrs. Esther Brown and Mrs. Henrietta Hettick of Selfrege, S. Dak., Mrs. Helen Gourley, Mrs. Dorothy Jorgenson and Mrs. Thelma Shingler, all of Seattle, Wash. Funeralservices were conducted in the chapel of the Curtis Mortuary at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Alfred Pace officiating. Interment was in the Memory Lane Cemetery.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at El Paso for former Grant County resident Scott Wolffarth, 87, who died last Sunday. Interment was made at Memory Gardèn, El Paso with graveside services by the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Wolffarth, 4120 Emory Way, El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Sholey, El Paso, and Mrs. Ann Cordenas, Oakland, Calif.: one son, Edd Wolffartb, Los Angeles, Calif.: a sister, Mrs Julia Owens, Dallas, Tex.; one grandchild and four great-grandchildren.’

WOMACK: Cloyce M. Womack, 84, of Hurley passed away Friday, Dec. 4, at his residence. Private family services will be held at a later date. Mr. Womack was born Nov. 28, 1914, in Danville, Ill., the son of Ted Womack and Ella Voelker Womack.~ Mr. Womack married Willie “Billie” Maude Carre on Aug. 31, l938, in El Paso, Texas. He is survived by his most lovng and wonderfully supportive wife, Billie; their two sons, Bob and Morton, and their wives, Nicolynn and Linda; one granddaughter, Marian Womack Simmons; uric great-grandchild, Jacob Michael Simmons; Jennifer Gardner and Grant Gardner; and many other loving, supportive friends, who have helped the family immeasurably during the last year. Mr. Womack lived most of his life in Bisbee, Ariz. After he married Mrs. Womack, they moved to Hurley in 1939. He worked for Kennecott Copper Corp. until he retired, in 1972. This August, the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in the same home they moved into in 1939. Mr. Womack had a wide range in interests and loved to write letters to the editor about many issues from mountain lions to politics. He-was always an active booster of Cobre athletics. He was especially fond of and played in numerous tournaments after he retired. While at Chino, he was also active in his Union and held a number of offices. He belonged to the Hurley Community Church and served on its board for two terms. He was an avid stamp collector and for many years ran Gadsdefl Stamp Co., a mail-order postage stamp business. “Cloyce, we love you dearly and will forever cherish our memories of the time we spent together. We will always miss you and never forget your courage and strength during these last months.” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grant County Humane

Word has been received o e death of Ted Womack, father of Cloyce Womack, last Thursday in a hospital In Danville, ‘Ill., following surgery performed earlier in. the week. Death occurred just a few hours before Womack reached Ills father’s bedside. Prayer services were ‘held Friday morning in Danville ‘and funeral services and burial were In Fredericktown, Saturday afternoon.

Wong: Mar Wong, aged Chinese laundryman, died at his home at 102 West Spring St. last Sunday evening. A coroner's jury investigated and found his death to be from natural causes. Mr. Wong had lived in Silver City many years and was employed as a laundryman throughout his working years. He was born in San Francisco on Jan. 18, 1875. He had no relatives. Friends here arranged for his burial, which took place Tuesday afternoon with interment in the city cemetery. Cox Mortuary officiated.

WOOD: Flo Wood (Florence McCoy Wood),89, well-known Silver Citizen; died at her home Sunday after a long illness.. She was born in Chicago, 111., Aug. 28, 1910. Flo settled in Silver City more than 25 years ago, and she worked at the Silver City Daily Press for a time, but became well-known when she was a nurse and inhalation therapist at Hillcrest Hospital. She is survived by her brother, Lew McCoy, and his wife, Martha; of Silver City. In lieu of flowers, Contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, North Swan Street, Silver City. For concerned friends, there will be memorial services at a later date, to be announced

WOOD: Gladys Wood, 76, of Silver City passed away Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was horn Jan. 22, 1921, in Silver City to Lan and Opal Yates. She worked as a secretary For many years and was involved with the New Mexico Extension Service Family, Community and Education clubs. She is survived by her husband, Raymond T. Wood of Silver City; two sisters, Edwina Johnson of Milpitas, Calif., and Shelia V. Burge of Upland, Calif.; and one nephew. Greg Mack of San Jose, Calif. Arrangements are pending. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Wood: Graveside services were held June 24 in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila for M

Wood: Darrel James, 20, of Silver City entered life eternal Sunday afternoon at Gila Regional Medical Center after being involved in a motorcycle accident. He was born Dec. 9, 1970, in Morenci, Ariz., and had been a Grant County resident for the past few years. He was a construction worker. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 in the Duncan Cemetery in Duncan, Ariz. Friends and family members will be conducting the service. Survivors include his father, Royce Wood and his father's wife, Jeanne, of Pima, Ariz.; his mother, Sherril Billingsley and her husband, Phil Palmer, of Silver City; two brothers, David R. Wood and his wife, Aimee, of Portland, Ore. and Kevin R. Wood of Phoenix; his grandparents, Tommie Dee Best of Safford, Ariz., James W. Billingsley of Morenci, Ariz., and Walter Brannan of Springerville, Ariz.; and one nephew. Casket bearers will be Tim Little, Chris O'Dell, David M. Billingsley, Jim Fortenberry, Kent Davis and Donivon Wilbourn. Honorary bearers will be David and Kevin Wood and Ralph W. Wood. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that donations be made to them to help with expenses. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wood: Dollie Wood, 70, a resident of Silver City, died Thursday at Mountainair at the Wood family reunion. She was born April 7, 1918 in Willard and had been a resident of Silver City for 23 years. She is survived by her husband, Almer L. Wood of Tyrone, whom she married June 28, 1937 in Las Lunas; one daughter, Kathy Stevenson of Silver City; five sons, Louis Wood and his wife, Beverly, of Silver City, Gordon Wood and his wife Wanda of Cliff, Roy Wood and his wife Barbara, of Payson, Ariz., Ronnie Wood and his wife, Charlene, of Silver City, and Wayne Wood and his wife, Kay, of Glendale, Ariz.; two sisters, Lillian Hibdon of Deli, Calif.,and Sara Haas of Watsonville, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-7 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Home Chapel with Rudy Alderete, associate paster, Jim Goodwin and Stanley Chitwood of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Lucero, Jody Eddy, Larry Clark, Frank Carrillo, Jay Chavez, and Leroy Gray. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Vanwinkle and Chuck Hamilton. Arrangements are by the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Wood: There will be memorial services for Flo Wood (Florence McCoyWood) on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Memory Lane Cemetery on U.S. 180, Silver City. She worked as a nurse and inhalation therapist at Hillcrest Hospital for 17 years. Flo was well known for her help and kindness to many people in this country and abroad. All her friends are invited - she would have liked to have you there.

Wood; Michael AnthWood; Michael Anthony Wood, 33, a Silver City resident, entered life eternal Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1959, in Germany and was a gardener. He was a member of the Huns M/C and held the rank of Nat'l Security. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at his home. Cremation was by Baca's Mimbres Crematorium. Survivors include his parents, Joseph and Mary Wood of Tucson, Ariz., one son, Sabine Attli Curtis of Tucson; one daughter, Jennifer Wood of Tucson; one brother, Joseph Wood III of Florence, Ariz.; and one sister, Diana Smith of Tucson. He is also survived by his brothers of The Huns M/C. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels

Wood: Curtis Wood, 89, a resident of Truth or Cons.quences, entered eternal rest Saturday, April 30, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Wood was born Dec 11, 1905, in Morrison, Trenn. He moved to Kremlin, Mont., at an early age. He married Fredia Beecher in 1931 and to this marriage were born eight children. Mr. Wood was a shoe salesman throughout Montana. In 1969, he married Rose Eib and lived in El Paso, Texas, and served as a missionary

Wood: Jimmy Stan1ey -Wood, 54, a resident of Cliff, entered eternal rest Friday at his home. He was born May 25, 1940, in Campwood, Texas, to James Columbus Wood and Bessie Quinn Wood. He moved to the area more than 50 years ago. Mr. Wood retired as a mechanic at Phelps Dodge Corp. and was a member of the Grandpa of the Year Club. Visitation began at 10 this morning at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cliff and the funeral service followed there at 11. The Rev. David Goble, pastor, officiated and interment followed at the Cliff-Gila Mesa Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mary Wood of the home; two daughters, Christine Gordon and her husband, Billy, of Silver City and Patty Chiapetti and her husband, Frank, of Gallup; three sisters, Mary Ann Williams of Silver City, Jean McCullough of Lake Charles, La., and Nora Crummett of Carlsbad; and three grandchildren, Chad and Nicole Gordon of Silver City, and Brittney Chiapetti of Gallup. Pallbearers will be Billy Gordon, John Wood, Frank Chiapetti, Fred Chappel, Roger Riffle and Art Palmer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society in care of Home Federal Bank in Silver City. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Homes

Woodburn: E. Floriene Woodubrn, 80, died Monday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. She was a graduate of New Mexico Teachers College, now Western New Mexico University, and taught in Nara Visa, Endee and Hanover. She became church pianist at the First Baptist Church in Silver City "before she could reach the pedals on the piano." Later, she was church pianist at First Baptist churches in Alamogordo and Gallup. She participated in the music program and Sanctuary choir at First Baptist Church in Las Cruces. She taught children's Sunday school in all of her churches. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota Sorotity and served as New Mexico state president from 1968-70. She also served in many other local, state and national offices and was listed in the Community Leaders of Americans directory. She is survived by her husband, Arthur C. Woodburn of Las Cruces; a daughter, Janet Bowman and her husband, J.W. Bowman of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Oriene Broome of Las Cruces; and her grandchildren, Janna Bowman of Washington, D.C. and Jason Bowman of Atlanta, Ga. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Las Cruces. Burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in memory of Mrs. Woodburn to First Baptist Church, 106 S. Miranda, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.

A longtime resident of Grant county, Mrs Woodbury came here In 1914. She was born In Anscia, Tex. An expert shorthand reporter, Mrs. Woodbury served as district court reporter here during the administration of the late Ryan. She was active In Silver City social life and was a member of the Silver City Woman’s-club for a number of year,. In 1921 she was married to Joeeph F. Woodbury, Silver City a attorney who survives her. Survivors are a son J. W Woodbury of Silver City; daughters. Mrs. Daniel of Washington, D. C., and Alexander Ormsbe of Alexandria, a granddaughter, Ana Woodbury two brothers, Wayne B and H Estes, both of Silver City; Funeral services will be in the Cox mortuary with the Rev. Dav1d Holt Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery. Pallbearers will be W H Goodrich, F. C. Green, James S. Ryan, Joseph H. Taylor frank Light, and Ira L Wright.

Woodbury: Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 8, for JosephF. Woodbury, prominent Silver City attorney and esteemed residenthere for the past 34 years. Mr. Woodbury was taked ill at the beginning of the week and moved to the Hillcrest General Hospital where his condition worsened and death occured about 6:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Joseph F. Woodbury was born Dec. 25, 1888 at Greeley, Colo., the son of Joseph A. and Rebecca Reese Woodbury. His father was a pioneer Colorado Contractor. Obtaining his elementary education in the Greeley Schools, he entered the Colorado school of Mines to study engineering and later entered the University of Colorado for his study of Law, graduating with a degree in the class of 1914. He also attended the State Teachers College at Greeley. Mr. Woodbury began the practice of law at Breckenridge, Colo. He moved to Silver City in 1917 to engage in private practice and at the outbreak of World War I entered armed service for duty in France. Returning to Silver City he was married Feb.22, 1921 to Ada Estes, member of a prominent local family and in 1924 entered into law practice with Percy Wilson in the firm known as Wilson and Woodbury. Mrs. Woodbury's death occured Nov. 5, 1950. The partnership disolved in 1942 with the death of Mr. Wilsonand th same year Mr. wilson formed a partnership with Ben Shantz and in January the firm of Woodbury, Shantz and Woodbury was incorporated with J. Wayne Woodbury, son of the Deceased, entering into law practice. Mr. Woodbury, a republican party leader, was elected to the New Mexico state Senate in 1925, serving untill 1927. He also served as attorney for the town of Silver City for several years and was active as a civic leader. With an intrest and background pertaining to the mining industry, Joseph Woodbury was known throughout the state inthe handeling of legal matters for mining firms, representing someof the ;argest in the Southwest. At the time of his death he represented the Chino Mines Division of the Kennecott Copper Corp., together with the other members of his law firm, and was considered one of the most brilliant legal minds in his field. In Silver City the deceased was a member of the Silver City AF&AM,Allingham Golding Post of the American Legion, 40 et 8 and of Silver City Elks Lodge No. 413. He was a devoted husband and father and is remembered for having served his community well, remaining intrested in it's background and wellfare until his death. Survivors are one son, J. Wayne Woodbury, two daughters, Mrs. Edith W. Ormsbee of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Virginia W. Marowitz, Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Robert Jones, Billings, Mont.; a granddaughter, Miss Ann Woodbury Ormsbee and two nieces. The funeral services were held at the Cox Mortuary Chapel with Rev. David E. Holt, rector of the Church of the Good Shephard officiating. Internment was made in the Masonic cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary. Bearers for the serviceswere William H. Goodrich, Joseph H. Taylor, James S. Ryan, Frank Light, D.W. Boise and F. C. Greene.

Death Sunday, in Hillcrest General Hospital, summoned Mrs. Florence Isabell ‘Woodhull, Widow of Edwin A. Woodhull, who died in 1927. Born ‘in Windsor Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Woodhull came to Silver City in 1903 and had lived here 32 years at the Woodhull family home north of Silver City. Until her last illness, which was brief, she had been in normal health. Last Thursday, a son, Gerald T. Gouin and Mrs. Gouin, arrived from Muskogee, Okla., for a visit. On Friday morning, Mrs. Woodhull suffered a heart attack and was taken to the hospital, where she passed away Sunday morning. During her long residence in Silver City, Mrs. Woodhull was active in community life She was a charter member of the Silver City Woman’s Club, which she and four others organized in 1909. She was the ‘last of the group of five who formed the club. For 18 years, Mrs. Woodhull served as a member of the Silver City Hospital Board. She “was interested in all community affairs to which she, gave unselfishly of her time and efforts. Her husband who preceded her in death, was editor of the Silver City Independent and later of the Silver City Enterprise. He also served for some years as secretary of the Silver City Chamber of Commerce, during which time he carried, out a program that established Silver City as the health center of the Southwest for those suffering from tuberculosis. Surviving are two sons, Gerald T. Gouin, consulting civil engineer, of Muskogee, Okla., and Frank Gouin, consulting oil geologist, Duncan, Okla. Both were here for the funeral, with their wives. Also surviving are five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Cox Mortuary Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Thomas W. Ogilvie, Presbyterian minister.. Mrs. Woodhull was a life member of this church. Interment took place in Silver City cemetery in the family burial plot. Service and pallbearers were Frank Light, Chancie L. Snyder, Carl P. Dunifon, Frank Parrish,Thomas E. White and Don Lusk.

WOODROW; In a pick-up truck car collision Sunday night south of Luna, Carton County. Mrs. Mary Jane Woodrow, 41 of Cliff was killed and her husband, Otho Woodrow and dauhter, Sandra, 14, injured. A second victim of the fatal accident was George Brossard,of Luna, who died in a Springville, Ariz. hospital Tuesday. The accident occurred when Woodrow attempted to straddlg his rapidly moving truck over a dead cow on U. H. Highway 260. Histruck went out off control and swerved into the path of the oncoming car driven by Brossard. Funeral services were held Wednesdayat 2 p.m. at the Gila Mesa cemetery for Mrs.Woodrow, the Rev. Thomas Ogivie of the Presbyterian church conducting gravesite rites. Bural was directed by the Cox Mortuary. Mrs.Woodrow is survied by her husband; a son, Jerry; three daughters, Barbara, Judy, Sandr; her parents, MR. AND Mrs. H. A. Shaul, Gila; a sister, Mrs.W.H. Shelly, Gila and two brothers, Edward Shaul of Tuson and John Shaul of Gallup. Funeral service were held Wednesday at Luna for Mr. Bossard and burial took place there. He was a well known former resdent of Carton County.

Woodrow; Mrs. Sally Jane Winkler Woodrow, 81, passed away in Silver City last Friday morning, following a two months illness brought on by a stroke last August. Mrs. Woodrow was arevered and esteemed resident of the upper Gila River Valley, having come to Cliff 70, years ago and was one of Grant County's pioneers with circle of devoted friends. Survivors are four sons, Otho Woodrow of Clif; Charlie Woodrow of Huston, Texas; Earl Bell who lived with his mother and Bob Steele, residing in California; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Grantham of Goldsboro, North Carolina and Mrs. Ella Audis of Tucson, Arizona; 19, grandchildren two brothers, George Winkler of Douglas and a sister,Mrs. Mary Hick, also of Globe. Graveside burial services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Gila Mesa cemetery, conducted by Mrs. Mary Jeffrey. Interment was directed by the Cox Mortuary. Seving as Pallbearers were Shelly, Harold Kemp, Stewart Pinkerton, George Jackson, Blue Rice and J. A. Jeffery.

Woodrow: Retired forest ranger and longtime resident of Grant County, Henry Woodrow died in Hillcrest General Hospital late Wednesday afternoon. He was 71. Mr. Woodrow was born in Travis County, Tex. and moved to Grant County when he was 11 years old. He worked for the forest service 33 years before retirement. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sallie Woodrow; two sons, Charles H. Woodrow, Globe, Ariz. and Otho Woodrow, Cliff; two step-sons, EarlBell, Cliff, and Robert W. Steele, living in California; two daughters, Mrs. Edna R. Grantham, North Carolina and Mrs. Susie E.Aulis, Arizona; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held last Monday in the Assembly of God Church at Cliff with the Rev. Ervin E. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Mesa Cemetery at Gila under the direction of Cox Mortuary.

Woodrow: Mrs. Sally Jane Winkler Woodrow, 81, passed away in Silver City last Friday morning, following a two months illness brought on by a stroke last August. Mrs. Woodrow was a revered and esteemed resident of the Upper Gila River Valley, having come to Cliff 70 years ago, and was one of Grant County's pioneers witha wide circle of devoted friends. Survivors are four sons, Otho Woodrow of Cliff; Charlie Woodrow of Houston, Texas; Earl Bell wholived with his mother and Bob Steele, residing in California; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Grantham of Goldsboro, North Carolina and Mrs. Ella Audis of Tucson, Arizona; 19 grandchildren; two brothers, George Winkler of Douglas and Ed Winkler of Globe, Arizona; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Hicks, also of Globe. Graveside burial services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Gila Mesa cemetery, conducted by Mrs. Mary Jeffrey. Interment was directed by the Cox Mortuary. Serving as pallbearers were Will Shelley, Harold Kemp, Stewart Pinkerton, George Jackson, Blue Rice and J.A.Jeffrey.

WOODROW: Bonnie L.Woodrow, 76, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday a her home in Cliff. She was lifelong resident of Grant County, and was a member of the Gila Valley Baptis Church. She is survived by her husband, Otho Woodrow of Cliff; her son, Youni Wells, and his wife, Marie. of Silver City; her daughter, Billie Bowman, and her husband, Everett, of Satibrd Ariz.; a stepson, Jerry Woodrow, and his wife, Judith, of Cliff; her stepdaughters, Judy Woodrow of Phoenix, and Sandra McEuen of Silver City; six grandchildren, Clay Bowman, Lori Knight, Eddie Woodrow, Julie Allsup, Jim McEuen and May Nix; and eight great-grandchildren Chad Knight, Brooks Knight, Karl Woodrow, Luanna Woodrow, Harley Allsup, Garret Ailsup, Cassandra McEuen and Julie Nix, Pa1lberrers are Everett Bowman, Clay Bowman, Jason Knight, Jerry Woodrow, Tim Ailsup and Bucky Mccauley. Honorary pallbearers are Chad Knight, Brooks Knight, Harley Allsup, Garret Allsup, Karl Woodrow, Eddiy Woodrow, Jim .McEuen and Robert Dean Upton. Services will begin at 10 a.m.. Thursday at the Gila Valley Baptist Church in Cliff with the Rev. Walter Huber and the Rev. David Goble officiating. Interment will follow at Mesa Cemetery. Family members selected Curtls-Brlght/Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

WOODRUFF: Isabel Lena Woodruff, 90, passed away Sundây, June 7, in Silver City at the home of her daughter. She is survived by her two sons, William L. Woodruff Jr. and Fred H. Woodruff, both of Houston; and a daughter, Dorothy A. Porter of Silver City. Also ~-‘-sur~4v-aeighL~rand-children; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Woodruff was preceded in death by~ her husband, William L. Woodruff Sr.; her parents, Herman and Lena Weigle; a brother, Urban Weigle and a sister, Leona, both of whom died in infancy; and a granddaughter,. Elaine Woodruff. She was .born near Mentz, Colora&~’ County, Texas, but lived most of her life in Houston. She was a homemaker and a member of Heights Presbyterian Church, serving for many years as the reporter for the church news, as well as secretary for her Sunday school class, The Daughters of the King. She enjoyed doing genealogy, and loved serving her church and family. She loved all her children and grandchildren equally. Mrs. Woodruff Will rest by her husband’s side at Forest Park Mausoleum in Houston. Local arrangements were handled by Baca’s Funeral Chapels. In lieu of flowers, donations may he made to the LDS Family History Center in Silver City, or Heights Presbyterian Church in Houston. Entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Silver City, U.S. 180 East at Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334.

Woodruff: Frank G. Woodruff, 72, died of a heart attack Feb. 28 while skiing at Park City, Utah. He retired in 1982 as president of Gulf Resources, Houston, Texas. He had also been president of Bunker Hill Co. and held various management positions at Kennecott Copper in Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona. He was born Dec. 29, 1916, in Newark, N.J., and married Mary C. Banks Nov. 25, 1939, in Houghton, Mich. Mr. Woodruff graduated with an engineering degree from Michigan Technological University and was long active in alumni affairs, particularly fund raising. The school awarded him an honorary doctorate degree in 1985. He was employed by Kennecott Copper from 1954 to 1970 starting as concentrator superintendent at Nevada Mines in McGill, Nev. He became project engineer at the Hayden smelter of Ray Mines Division in Arizona and later was general superintendent of concentrating and smelting at Ray. He later was named general manager of Chino Mines Division at Hurley. In 1970, he was named president of Bunker Hill, a mining company with headquarters in Kellogg, Idaho. Bunker Hill was a subsidiary of Gulf Resources and he was later named president and chief executive officer of Gulf, a position he held until his retirement in 1982. Mr. Woodruff was active in various professional societies throughout his life including the American Institute of Mining Engineers. Since retirement he and Mrs. Woodruff have maintained homes in Arizona, Michigan, and Utah. He was a life long avid skier. He is survived by his wife, Mary; seven children; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at Valley Mortuary, Tucson, Ariz. The family has established a memorial fund to award univeristy scholarships. Contributions to the fund may be sent to Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich. 49921.

Cátariño H. Woods, 73, a, life long resident. of Central, died Jan * inLos Angeles. He was a retired employee of Chino Mines Division Of the Kennecott Copper Corp., and ‘was’ well known throughout the mining district. Survlving are four Sons, Conrad, Gus, Ernest and Catarino, .Jr.;two daughters, Mrs. Victoria Sóto: Hurley and Mrs. Reyna Trujillo, Wilmington, .Calif.; 34 grañdchildren and 15 great-grandchildren two brothers, Edwarad, Albuquerque, and John, Deming, and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Armenta, Los Angeles and Mrs Arzela Marquez, Central. Rosary services were held Sat urday evenint at , the Cox -Mortuary Chapel, followed by mass at 8~a.m’ Tuesdáy: at St.-Vincent de Paul Cathôlic Church. Burial took place In the Catholic’ cemetery

Mrs Severita W Woods, 80, died at her home ‘in Central August 18. Mrs. Woods was a life resident of Grant Couunty and the widow of Catarino H. Woods. She is ‘survived by two daughters, Mrs. Victoria Sots of Central and Mrs. Joe Trujillo of Willington, Calif., tIiree sons, Conrado F. Woods of El Paso, Gus E. Woods of Canrado Park, Calif., and’ Catarino H Woods, Jr. of ……..

The widow of one of the founders of the town which is now Carlsbad will be buried here tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. W H Woods, 90, died in Phoenix Tuesday. Mrs. Woods homesteaded with her husband near Weed In 1886. Woods and the Eddy brothers helped found the town of Eddy, since renamed Carlsbad. The family moved here in 18941 with the Eddy’s to found Alamagordo survivors include a daughter, Mrs W D Byars of Albuquerque and a son Carol of alamagordo.

Woods: well-known southwestern historical writer, died recently in Albuquerque. She was 77. She wrote professionally for 52 years, getting her start when she took a creative writing class in Denver from her husband, Clee. She is remembered from "Trip Of The Month" column she wrote for New Mexico Magazine for 26 years. Each month she told her readers of cities, towns, villages, and pueblos around New Mexico. She took more than 300 trips. The articals were eventually published in the book form. The book is currently in its 10th edition.

Woods: Clee Woods, 96, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Jan. 20 in Colorado Springs. He was a self employed Western novelist who wrote under the name of Lee Forest, and was a resident of Tyrone during the 1930s. No services were held. Mr. Woods was born in West Virginia and lived in Albuquerque for many years before moving to Colorado Springs in 1987. He graduated from the University of Denver and taught creative writing. He served in the Army and was a disabled veteran of World War II. Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ahern, in 1982; and he issurvived by three nephews, Dewey, Donald and John L. Reinhard, allof Colorado Springs. The Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

Woods: Juan L. Woods, 71, died Friday, July 7 at Hillcrest Hospital. Mr. Woods was a lifelong resident of Grant County, and was a retired employee of ASARCO. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margarita Woods of Central, two daughters, Mrs. Annie Verdugoof Los Angeles, Calif., Miss Yolanda Woods of Central, four sons, John Henry Woods, Lino Woods, Ramon Woods, all of Central, RaymondWoods of Ft. Lee, Virginia and seven grandchildren. Survivors also include two sisters, Mrs. Angelita Marquez of Central, Mrs. Susana Armenta of Los Angeles, Calif. and a brother, Edward P. Woods of Oakland, Calif. Rosary recitation was July 11 in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, July 12at the Santa Clara Catholic Church in Central, Rev. Fr. Paul Ragazinskas conducted both services. Burial followed in the Central Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Juan Aguirre, Antonio Sepulveda; Isaac Trujillo, Ramon Carrillo, Rudy Chapin andManuel Holguin.

Herbert Spencer Woodward, 65, Goodsprings, Nav., died last Thursday at a Las Vegas Nev. Hospital following a heart attack. Born in Silver City, he attended the Silver City schools. He is survived by his widow Alice, two sisters, Mrs Zila Carter, Silver City, and Mrs, Nettle Pascos, of California, two brothers, Wayne arnd Bertram, living in California; two nephews Frank 0. Comb. and David Woodward, both of Silver City; and niece., Mrs. Helen Ranger and Mrs. Clara Ham, Silver City, and Mrs. Nina Waldie, Bluewater, N. M. He was preceded in death by two brothers,, Cal and Walt Woodward, both of Sliver City.

Mrs. Edith Clara Woodward 64, of Silver City, died last Friday at Hillcrest General Hospital, where she had been taken following a sudden attack of illness at her home. Mrs. Woodward had been an area resident for the past 50 years, and with her husband, Calvin S. Woodward, had held ranching interests on the Tyrone highway. She was a member of the Methodist Church and in the past had participated in civic b work and been active in Home Extension Club work. Survivors include her husband, Cal Woodward; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Hess of Lakewood, Calif.; three granddaughters and two great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle of Albuquerque; Mrs. Nell Dinwiddie of Tucson, Ariz.; and Mrs.Margaret Base of Oregon. The Rev. Kenneth E. Ford of the First Methodist Church officiated at the funeral services held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel at Curtis Mortuary. Interment was in Memory Lane Cemetery

WOODWARD: Calvin S. Woodward, 71, pioneer of Grant County, died August 12 at his Silver City home. He was a retired rancher. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary chapel, conducted by the Rev. Samuel Thompson, of the Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Memory Lane Cemetery. Survivors of the deceased area daughter, Mrs. Clara Hess of Silver City; three grandchildren; three brothers, Bert Woodward of Oakland, Calif., Wayne Woodward of Canyon Dam, Calif., and Herb Woodward of Good Springs, Nev.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Carter of Silver City and Mrs. Nettie Pascoe of Torrance, Calif.

Woodward: Mrs. Marvil L. Woodward, 75, died at Hillcrest Hospital, Wed., March

Wooldridge: James V. Wooldridge, 74, entered life eternal Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born in Cherryvale, Kan., to James F. and Myrtle Ann Simmons Wooldridge. Mr. Wooldridge was a house painter. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served his country during World War II. Funeral services were held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery this morning with Chaplain David Strain officiating. He is survived by a sister, Maxine Early of Fort Wayne, Ind. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wooldridge: Stella K. Wooldridge, 57 died Saturday, March 31 as aresult of an automobile accident. Mrs. Wooldridge was a lifelong resident of Catron Count and was a clerk in the Catron County Health Department for 21 years. She was preceeded in death by herhusband, Herbert Wooldridge. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Perfeta Kiehne, two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Rogers of Clifton, Ariz.,Mrs. Lena Shellhorn of Glenwood, and two brothers, Karl Kiehne of Reserve and Earl Guy Kiehne of Las Cruces. Funeral Services were 2 p. m. Tuesday, April 3, at Reserve Presbyterian Communtiy Church, Reverand Harold E. Dykstra officiated. Burial followed in the Reserve Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Kiehne, Charlie Kiehne, Craig Kiehne, TerryKiehne, Wayne Shellhorn and Augie Shellhorn. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Durham, Glenn McCarty, Ray Freeman, Donald Hooker, Lem Fryar, Ozzie Messier, Montie Rooks, Wayne Pierce, Billy Kiehne, James Rogers and Lee Goetz, Vidal Baca, Ramon Peralta and Porferio Armijo. Arangements were by Curtis Bright Funeral Home.

Woolf; Kelly Jo Woolf, infant daughter of Roger and Sandy Woolf of Eagar,Az died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. She was born January 9, 1984 and was preceded in death by her twin brother, Jared Wade Woolf last January 16. Graveside funeral services were held at Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. Steven Chappell, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiated. Grandparent are Fred and June Woolf and Bob and Phyllis Speir of Deming. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to her memory at the United New Mexico Bank at Mimbres Valley. Baca's Wheeler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Wolley; Bob Wolley, 50, a Deming resident, died Tuesday evenig in Gila Regional Medical Center. Services are pending with Baca's Hillcrest FuneralChapels

Woolsey: Emma Ethel Woolsey, 93, died April 3 at Ft. Bayard Medical Center. Mrs. Woolsey was born the daughter of John G. and Emma Owens Robertson on Dec. 12, 1888, in Laredo, Mo. Before moving to Silver City two years ago, she was a resident of Albuquerque. She had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Laredo Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen Kitzmiller of Albuquerque and Maretta Jane Johnson of Silver City, three sons, Clarence Olin Woolsey of Springfield, Mo., Edward L. Woolsey of Kansas City and James E. Woolsey of Mazatlan, Mexico; eight grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Services were held in Laredo, Mo. Arrangements by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wooten: Alma Ruth Wooten, wife of the Rev. Wayne Wooten of Hobbs, died Friday in Lubbock, Texas. She and her husband were former residents of Silver City, where they pastored the First Assembly of God Church for several years. Mrs. Wooten was a kind, loving mother and gentle wife who followed and supported her husband in his travels and ministry. In later years, she became an accomplished landscape artist. She gave most of her painting away. She is survived by her mother, Dovie Eaton of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother; four sisters; her husband; a daughter, Mary; her sons, Don, Wesley, William Eldon and Glen Waldon; and many other relatives and friends who love her very much. Mrs Wooten will be laid to rest in Hobbs.

Word: Amye Dorman Word, 86, died today in the Fort Bayard MedicalCenter. She was a retired schoolteacher. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Work: Emily Blackshear Work died Feb. 16 in Marietta Ga., after along illness. Mrs. Work was born in 1904 in Montgomery, Ala., to Sue R. Blackshear and Thomas M. Blackshear. She was the oldest offour children born to the family. She had three brothers, Mitchell, Thomas and James. Mrs. Work married Harry (E.C.) Work (sic) in 1922, and they had three children; Elise W. Dennison of Marietta and Port Orange, Fla., Tommy M. Work of Pansacola, Fla., and Sue W. Bearup of Silver City. Survivors are her brother, Thomas; three children, Elise, Tommy and Sue; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Work was preceeded in death by her brother James, on Jan. 4, 1977; and her brother, Mitchell, on Sept. 26, 1986. Funeral services are being arranged by the WinterPark Funeral Home, Winter Park, Fla., with services being held at the Aloma Baptist Church in Winter Park, and burial in the WinterPark Cemetary on Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Friday, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for Léo Wray, 71, member of a pioneer family and a lifelong resident of this area. Born at Mogollon, Mr. Wray died at Hillcrest Hospital Wednesday evening. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Juanita Wray; daughters Mrs. Barbara Serna, Silver City; Mrs. Olga Carbajal, BeIen; Mrs,. Leola Alper, Gainesvllle, Fla.; Mrs. Edna Tryon, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Eva Clarke, Artesia; Mrs. Amy Werner, Albuquerque; Mrs. Mabèl Cox, Los Angeles, Calif.,; a. son, Francis Wray, Làs Angeles, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; sisters Mrs. Josephine Valdon, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Helen Washburn, El Paso; and a brother, Ben Wray, Waco, Texas. The requiem mass was read by Rev. Daniel Alderette, Lords-burg, godson of the deceased. Pallbearers were Rudy Garcia, Frank Gonzales; Dioncio Ortiz, Crescencio Hernandez, Eddie Thomas and Dan Alderette, Curtis Mortuary was in charge of the services.

Wray: Word has been received of the death of Eddie M. Wray, last week, at Selma, Calif. The deceased, a member of a pioneer family of this area, was born and reared here, and is the brother of Leo Wray of Silver City. He was a former associate in the business of the brothers, Clarence and Ernest Bennett. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Valdon of Phoenix, Ariz., who has been visiting here at the home of her brother, and with her niece, Mrs. E. C. Serna and family; Mrs. Isabel Landry of Selma; and Mrs. Helen Washburn of El Paso, Tex.; and another brother, Ben Wray of Waco, Tex.

Wray: James R. Wray, 65, a resident of Mogollon for the past 25 years died at his residence in Mogollon Saturday. Survivors include his wife, Vivian of Mogollon; two sons, James of Phoenix, Arizona; and Edward of Mogollon; a sister, Mrs. Annie C. Belding, San Angelo, Texas; and a brother, Dr. Edward H. Wray of Lichfield,Conn. Graveside services were Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., at the Mogollon Cemetery with the Rev. Harold E. Dykstra officiating. Curtis Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.White: Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Curtis Mortuary Chapel for Thomas E. White, a life long resident of this community who passed away Friday. The Rev. Alfred Pace of the First Methodist Church officiated. Interment services were conducted by the Hurley Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 55 at the Masonic Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gwen White of Arenas Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Biggs of Silver City and Mrs. Arnold Acosta of Arenas Valley; and five grandchildren. Mr. Whiteretired from Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1965 after 38 years service. He was a life member of Hurley Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 55,member of the OES, No. 43 of Hurley, and a veteran of World War I.

Wray: Jane A. Cochran Wray, 52, a resident of Silver City, entered life eternal Tuesday in Silver City. She was born Aug. 7, 1940, in Clovis, and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1958. Mrs. Wray was a school bus driver and a member of Women of the Moose No. 1458 of Silver City. She was a Lutheran by faith. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Wray of the home; a son, Michael J. Cross of Silver City; two daughters, LeAnne Wheeler of Deming and Julie Bond of Silver City; her mother, Billie Cochran of Albuquerque; and two sisters, Betty Nelson of Albuquerque and Diane Theriault of Tucson, Ariz. She is also survived by four grandchildren. Her father, Cliff Cochran, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held at Baca's Funeral Chapels at 1p.m. Friday with the Rev. E. J. Richmeyer officiating. Baca's Mimbres Crematory is in charge of cremation. Memorial arrangements are under the direction of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

WREN: Delia Doris Boone Wren, 93, of Silver City passed away Thursday. Oct. 21, at Silver City Care Center. The family will receive friends From 2-4 p.m. Sun- day at Bright Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will he conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Quemado Cemetery. She was born May 7. 1906. in Lipscomb County, Texas, the daughter of Elmer Boddy and Delia Dora Avery Boddy. She married Reuben Arthur Boone in Farwell, Texas, on May 7, 1922. He preceded her in death in 1970. She later I married Amos Wren, who preceded her i in death in ,1975. Mrs. Wren is survived by her children, Rena Moon of Crookston, Minn., Daniel E. Boone and his wife, Sharon, of Houston, Mar- garet J. Stokes of Truth or Consequences, Wanda L. Steele and her husband. Ray, of Silver City, and Edna'B. Feeley and her husband, Patrick, of Cliff; 27 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her two husbands; her parents; three brothers, Philo Boddy, Robert Boddy and Glenn Boddy; and one sister, Martha Boddy. Mrs. Wren moved to Quemado in 1930. In earlier years, she and her husband dug a well with the aid of a team. Their well supplied water to many of the Quemado residents as well as the construction crews during the first paving of Highway 60. Later, they raised produce that was sold locally and elsewhere. She look in laundry and sold "DB" butter. Because of the "DB" stamp on the butter, it was dubbed Delia Boone Butter. She also sewed with expertise, deviating from patterns by using many of her own designs, making quilts, squaw dresses and crafts of all kinds. At one lime or another, she cooked for all of the cafes in Quemado, and the school cafeteria. After reaching the grand , old age of 70 or 80, she fashioned her famous bonnets, which she sold all over the Southwest. She was actively involved in helping build the Presbyterian Church that is still being used in Quemado. When not working she loved to hunt and fish, square dance and round dance. She loved fiddle music and danc- ing. Music was an important^ pan' of her life and she was proud to still be able 'to shake a leg at age 93. Mrs. Wren was a kind and loving person who was more interested in helping others than in herself. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Bright Fueral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alton 0. Wright, 64, passed away Tuesday. May 10, at his residence in Bayard following a brief illness. Mr. Wright was a native of Shady Point, Okla., and had resided in Grant County for the past 37 years where he was conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Wright of Bayard, a son, Jimmy Wright of Las Cruces, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Fesniak of Bayonne, N.J., seven grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Ora Morris and Mrs. Doris Grady, both of Poteau, Okla. and Mrs. Corinne Brown of Azusa, Calif. Funeral services were held Friday, May 13, at the Curtis-Bright Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Foster of the Bayard Baptist Church officiating. Interment fol. lowed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Lonnic Hoeye, Andrew Gililland, Le Roy Cooper. Fred Gallegos, Gavino .Armenendariz and Milford Parker.

Arthur.G Wright 61, a brother of Paul Wright of Silver City, died Tuesday night in an El Paso hospital. He was a resident of the Border City and a member of the operating personel of the Southern Pacifie Railway. Survivors besides the brothter1 here, are his wife Mrs. Louis Wright and a SON, Dr. Arthur Wright Jr., Corpus Christi Tex, Funeral services are Pending, at an El Paso mortuary.

Ellis Wright, 81, passed away’ Wednesday, August 3, at Ft. Bayard Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Wright was a native of Cottonwood, Tx., and was a resident of Deming at the time of his death. He was a retired employee of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Wrigh of Deming, three daughters, Mrs. Robert Waldie of Durango, Colo., Mrs. Dell Gosnell of Reserve and Mrs. Mary Hunter of Las Cruces and a son, Ralph E. Wright of Pinos Altos. Survivors also include a sister, Mrs. Annie McCracken of Alamogordo. Graveside services were Friday, August 5, at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with the Allingham \Golding Post #18 of the American Legion conducting services. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to your favorite Veterans organization.

WRIGHT: F. Paul Wright, 81, passed away Saturday at Gila Regional Medical Center. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Lund of Silver City; a son, Paul James Wright of Boulder City, Nev.; three grand. children, Margaret Lund of Corpus Christi, Texas, Barbara Lund of Mesa, Ariz., and Linda Wright of Boulder City. Mr. Wright was the administrator of Hillcrest Hospital (1958-1968), owner and publisher of The Enterprise (1942-1954), served on the state Game Commission (1948-1958), and was on the general staff of the New Mexico National Guard (1948-1963). He was well known throughout the United States for his marksmanship and shooting skills. Visitation will be today from 2-5 p.m. in the chapel of the Curt s-Bright Funeral Home. Rosary will be tonight at 7:30 in the Curtis-Bright chapel and Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Newman Center. The Rev. Jose Ingaran of the’ St. Francis Newman Center will officiate. Pallbearers will he Sam Steppe, Bob Steppe, Dick Goldsmith, Hilton Dickson, Joe Decker and John Edwin. Arrangements are by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

WRIGHT: Grace Bethsaida Tippets Wright, 98, of’ Lordsburg passed away Sunday, April 12, at Sunshine Haven Nursing Home. The’ family will receive friend~’ today from 7-8 p.m. at Lordsburg Funeral Home Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 am. in the Church of Jesus~ Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lordsburg. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Wright was born March’ 22, 1900, in Franklin, Ariz.; the daughter of Hyrum. Henry Tippets and Anni Delia Freestone. Mrs. Wright was married in October 1922 in Lordsburg to Edmond David Wright, who preceded her in death in March l958 Mrs. Wright is survived by two daughters, Olive Ann’. Robertson of Lordsburg and~ Isabelle Wright Cumming of Las Cruces; eight grandchildren, Gerald Hunt of A1buquerque, Janis Willis of Harelton, Texas, Sandra, Adams of Argentina, Kenneth Robertson of Fort Bayard, Susan Thompson of Winchester, Va: Carolyn Guy of Buerni Park, Calif., Eileen Rothlisberger of Aztec, and Steven Cummings of Peralta; 27 great-grandchildren; and .13 great-~ great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Tillie Merrill, Nellie Burtcher and Cora Kerr; a brother, Fred Tippets; a daughter. Opal Wright Hunt; and three grandchildren Charlotte Robertson Christman, James Cummings and Robert Cummings. Pallbearers for Mrs. Wright’s service will be Steven Cummings, Michael Hunt, Stephen Hunt, Benjamin Hunt, Dan Adams, Joshua Adams, Hunt Wright and Bill Wright. Honorary bearers are Phil Christman, Robert Kerr and Don Wright. Lordsburg Funeral Home is in charge.

Harry’ Wright, one of the pioneers of the steel industry in Mexico, died Sunday. Mr. Wright at one time had extensive holdings in Grant County, including the 7XV ranch south of Silver City. Mrs. Franey Foy of Bayard is a niece. Mrs. Wright died in 1Silver City several years ago .Bevel William Roy

John Marion Wright, 60, of Deming died July 11 at the Mlmbres Memorial hospital in Deming. The deceased, retired. was a long time resident of Grant county, rancher and one time employee in the carpenter shop for Kennecott copper. He is survived by his widow Mrs Iva Wright of Deming; a son Frank Wright of Hurley; two daughters, Mrs Irma Croyell of El Paso and Mrs Linda Martin of Deming; five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs Minnie Anderson of Deming; and a brother, Harmon Wright of Lordsburg. Funeral services took place in Deming with burial in Mountain View cemetery.

Funeral services were held in Lordsburg Friday at the Heather Funeral Home for Mrs Delilah Wright who died at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe on March 17. Mrs. Wright is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Aménda Fleming of Silver City; Mrs. Ruby Jones of Annaheim, Calif., and Mrs. Wm. Foster of Winslow, Ariz.; three brothers, Albert and Roy Wilmeth, both of whom live on the Mangas, and Benton Wilmeth of Superior, AZ.

Mrs. Dora M. Wrignt, 72, a resident of Eunice, died here suddenly Sunday morning while visiting at the home of her son, Harrell Wright. Survivors of the deceased include her husband, Earl A. Wright of Eunice, who bad accompanied her to Silver City;, two daughters, Mrs. Mildred. Morris of Oil City, La., ‘and Miss Opal’ Wright of Whitesboro, Tex.; her sons, Harrell Wright of SiIver City and Lloyd Wright of Dallas, Tx; a step-son Thomas Deck of Midland, Tex.; 18 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The Curtis Mortuary will send the body to the Tanner Funeral Home at Iowa Park, Tex., where burial will take place Wednesday.

Mrs Harry Wright of Mexico City passed away in Silver City General hospital Saturday Jan. 6’.at 1 a. m. There was a special rosàry said ‘for her at the St Vincent de Paul Church, and on Sunday. rnorning - she’. was buried In the Silver City catholic Cemetery. She was born Edna Josephlne McCàwley o~i July in 1881, in .Loulsville Kentcky, Was educated in the ‘St Joseph Ursline College at Springfield, Ill where her sister .Mother Michelle, Was’ an Instrüctor Her father ‘Was Dr. Franklin: McCawley, and mothér, Theresa’ MF Cawley of Louisville. -At the Wold’s Fair- in St. LouIs, Mo. In 1904 she met Mr. Wright; and this Auburn haired. Kentueky beauty becamé Mrs, Wright .1n 1905 They Honeymooned was through’ the Canadian Rockies,, the Pasific North West and end In México CIty were ‘Mr.. Wright had resided and this became, their home, and - hád been since. Not withstanding the skill of outstanding doçtors of El Paso and Silver..C1ty, nothing . could be -done. Mrs: Wright lived a very active and useful life, and her interest In sports were tennis, badminton and .golL.:One.yeár. she was runner-up for the woman’s championship of the Republicc of Mexico. -Many-. outstanding players of vaiIous sports W were guests at her- home from time- to time, on their visits to,Mexico. .. She was interested in rnusic. was a’ fine harpist md pianist. She was one of the original Sponsors of the Mexican Phi1harmonic; Society, and retained her annual seals as well as her customary box. There ..were frequent entertainment for large numbers of guests. As the Wife of Mr. Wright :who for thore than 20 year was the president of the Mexico City country club .and outstanding social and sports club she was hostess to many balls and parties and other entertainment activities. Heractivities in creating frliendship and goodwill between the~American. and Mxkiçan. people was second to no foriegn wornan who ‘ever lived In Mexico, her method being’to live a ChrIstian and propet life and show by her example rather than by flattery.

Mrs Ira L Wright received word Wenesday of the death in Laguna Beach CA of her sister Mrs Lillian Sheredin Moses, daughter of Jo E. Sheridan, who died some years ago, a pioneer of early day mining in Granl County. Mrs Moses was’ the widow of the late Ben Moses. She was born and reared in Silver City where she attended school, but for many years had resided in California, Sürviving are two sons Ben Moses Philidelphia, and Harold Moses Carlsbad and a daughter Mrs William Flurley of Los Banos, CA. Funeral services will be held Friday in Laguna Beach, where burial will take place.

Mrs. Mary Jewel Wright, 63, dicd..at Hillcrest General Hospital Wednesday, Aug. 5. Mrs. Wright was a native of Brady, Texas and had lived in Reserve for thirty years. Servivors include her husband, Charles M. Wright of Reserve her father, Walter Johnson, Reserve: and one son, Paul of Waco, Texas. Funeral services were held in the Apache Creek Community Church at 3 p.m. Friday with internment followinf in the Apache Creek Cemetery. The Rev. Horton Irvin officiated

Word was received the past week of the death of the Rev. Samuel A. Wright May 28 at his home in Redlands, Calif. Memorial services were held in the First Congregational Church of Redlands June 3, with the Rev. Jesse Perrin conducting the rites. The Rev. Wright was pastor of the Hurley Union Church from 1918 to 1928 where he endeared himself to the entire community. He and Mrs. White organized the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in this community and each of them worked diligently to make Scouting available to both boys and girls. He served the Neighborhood Congregational Church in Phoenix from 1928 to 1942 when he came to Santa Rita as pastor of Community Church. He was the interim pastor in Santa Rita from 1942 until the Rev. Harold E. Johnson returned following World War II. He is survived by his widow, his son, the Rev. S. A. Wright, Jr., of Berkeley, Calif., his daughters, Delcina and Alice, and several grandchildren.

Wright: Bert Wright, 86, died Tuesday in the Fort Bayard Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wright: Dallas J. Wright, 73, died Monday, August 27, in HillcrestHospital. Mr. Wright was born in English, Indiana and had lived inGrant County for 9 years after retiring from F.M.C. Coorp. in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1970. He was a member of the MillersvilleMasonic Lodge on Indianapolis, and honorary member of the Mimbres Masonic Lodge and a member of the Silver City B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 413. Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Wright of Silver City, a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Jackson of Silver City, a sister, Mrs. David Killion of Indianapolis, Indiana, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services were 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, august 29, at the Masonic Cemetery with the Mimbres Masonic Lodge, A.M. & F.M. No.10 conducting. Servingas pallbearers were, William Homer Young, Leoonard Duncan, Wilbur Ashcraft, Doug Bibles, Carl Scholle and John Hill.

Wright; Funeral services were held in Lordsburg Monday March 31, for Edmond David Wright, who was born in Silver City on Jan. 5, 1889, He operated a dairy in the Lordsburg area for many years and later a service station. He retired in 1954, He is survived byhis widow, three daughters, three brothers, and three brothers and three sisters and eight grandchildren.

Wright: Mrs. Hannah Mae Wright, 86,died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elma Cansler, Friday morning. Mrs. Wright had beena resident of Silver City for the past 37 years. She is the widowof Roscoe Wright. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elma Cansler and Mrs. Gladys Milliken of Silver City; two sisters, Mrs.Annie Aljets of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Earle Tate of Tooele, Utah; two brothrs, S.V. McIntosh of Haywood, Calif., and A.V. McIntosh of Glendale, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel on Monday t 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Earl B. Young of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Following services, Mrs. Wright was sent to Tooele for interment. Honorary pallbearers were Joh Bell, Alvin Franks, Charles St. John, Bartley McDonald, Leland Miller and E. L. Allison.

Wright: Harold Wright, 63, a resident of Rodeo, passed away Tuesday. He was called "Whitey" by his family, and his friends knew him as "Smiley." He was born Sept. 18, 1931 to Forest Harold and Mary Jesse (Lee) Wright in Kennowich, Wash. He grew up in Washington but spent most of his life in the Southwest. He was a veteran of the U.S.Navy and a member of the National Rifle society. He married Irma Salazar on July 15, 1986 in Bisbee, Ariz. Mr. Wright was well known and liked by his many friends in the community of Rodeo. He is sruvived by his wife, Irma Wright of Rodeo; a son Forrst H. Wright of El Paso, Texas; a daughter Lona Chalan Wright-Gomez of Monterey, Calif.; his mother, Mary Jesse Skerjance of Washington; two sisters, Rosie Trexler and Virginia Rhodes, both of Washington; and a brother, Richard Wright of Fairbanks, Alaska. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Rodeo Community Center. Family members selected Lordsburg Funeral Home to serve them.

Wright: Ira L. Wright, 76, noted mining engineer, metallurgist, minerals advisor to the federal government and general manager and a director of the Black Hawk Consolidated Mines Company, passed away June 16 in Providence Memorial Hospital at El Paso. He had been in ill health for the past year. His achievements were nationally recognized in the mining industry. He had a principal part for more than forty years in the development and operation of mining properties producing copper, lead and zinc in Southwest New Mexico, principally in the Central Mining District. For ten years prior to World War II he reopened and again put into profitable production the early-day bonanza gold-silver Fanny mine at Mogollon for the Black Hawk Company. This mine shut down when the government ordered closing of all precious metal mines at the outbreak of war so that these miners might be shifted to mines producing strategic minerals for national defense. Born in Hughesville, Pettis County, Missouri on Sept. 8, 1883, he completed elementary and high school and enrolled in the Missouri School of Mines at Rolla, where he graduated with a degree as minining engineer. Thereafter he began his mining career with the Chino Copper Company (now Kennecott Copper Corporation). After several years with Chino he became a mine operator on his own at Pinos Altos, leasing a long dormant gold-silver producer and opened up a rich ore body. With this "stake" he expanded his mining activities which proved successful through many years. Although mining was his profession, Mr. Wright devoted time and energy to civic affairs in his home community. He served for many years as a director of the American National Bank, was a past president and director of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Elks Lodge, a director of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, member of the American Mining Congress and director of the New Mexico Mining Association. As president of the Board pf Regents for thirteen years of New Mexico State Teachers College (now Western College) he guided the College through a critical period of administration in which a president had been dismissed as a result of disagreement over policy and the future of the College was jeopardized. His understanding judgment solved this problem and opened a new and progressive era for the College. During Mr. Wright's long service as a regent the college made great progress in expansion of its physical plant and facilities, including a modern High School building. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Sheridan Wright; four daughters, Mrs. David Faust, El Paso; Mrs. Edward J. Whitcher, Prairie Village, Kansas; Mrs. Isadore Frank, Las Cruces and Mrs. John Varentzoff, San Francisco, all of whom came home to be with their mother. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Cox Mortuary chapel. The Rev. Garry Kamerling, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, conducted the rites. Burial took place in the Masonic cemetery with ritualistic committal at the grave by officers and members of the Silver City Lodge of Masons. Members of the Elks Lodge attended the last rites in a body. Silver City and Grant County friends joined in a tribute to a distinguished and unselfish citizen. Active pallbearers were James A. Fraser, James S. Ryan, Sr., James H. Bell, Dr. Harrison Schmitt, Marvin Fulller and Jerry Faust. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Light, Jack Wilson, Ben Shantz, George McCreary, Jack Borenstein, Karl A. Strand, Clyde Altman, Earl Strong, Robert Royall, Robert Kirchman, Sr., Robert Jackson, Sr., Lewis Foster, Dr. Wendell Dove, William H. Emerick, Leo Schiff, Max Schiff, Herman Uhli, Dave Boise, Don Lusk, Richard Twiss, the Rev. Clifton M. Henderson, Wayne Woodbury, Clyde E. Ely, Ray Holmquist and Max Matthews.

Wright: Iva E. Wright, 76, a resident of Bayard, entered life eternal early Friday morning at her residence. She was born July 1, 1915. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was a retired cook. Funeral services were to be held today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Silver City with Bishop Alan Stott presiding. Burieal was to be in Deming. Survivors in clude a son, Frank Wright and his wife, Carolyn, of Hurley; two daughters, Irma Coryell and her husband, James, of Bayard, and Linda Carr and her husband, Bob, of Mimbres; and a brother, Fred Anderson of Salt Lake City. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Casket bearers were to be family members and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Hillcrest Funeral Chapels.

Wright: Jerry William, 42, a resident of Mimbres, entered eternal rest early Friday morning at Gila Regional Medical Center after a long illness. He was born April 2, 1945, in Indianapolis. He worked as a barber, enjoyed painting, and owned and operated the Ice Cream Shack on New Mexico 35. Mr. Wright lived in the MimbresValley for four and a half years and he made many friends during that time. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, and a daughter, Sienna Rose, both of Mimbres; two brothers; four sisters; a special cousin, Archie Wright of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. No services are planned. Donations may be made to Hospice Home Health, 1313 32nd St., Silver City, N.M. 88061 in his memory. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory.

Wright: John Henry Wright, 85, a Deming resident, died Tuesday athis residence. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon from 2-6 at Baca's Funeral Chapels in Deming. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10 at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming. He was born March 9, 1905, in Wheeler, Texas, and had been employed as a well driller. Since 1945, he had been a resident of the Deming-Hachita and Mimbres area. Survivors include five sons, William C. Wright of Deming, William H. Wright of Sweetwater, Texas, A.J. Wright of Hachita, and David A. Wright and W.R. Wright, both of Grants Pass, Ore.; a daughter, Fern Fox of Silver City; a brother Ernest Wright of Carrizozo; three sisters, Dorothy Schultz of Silver City, Maude Hilton of Wasco, Calif., and Viola Batteas of Level Land, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in June of this year. The family suggests memorial contributins to the New Mexico Federation of the Blind. Baca's Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

Wright; Lily Dale Wright, 82, died Thursday at the Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wright was born Nov. 14, 1901 in Alamogordo, the daughter of James John and Melissa Holden Dale. She was a member of the Silver City Woman's Club, Gila Regional Medical CenterAuxiliary and the O.E.S. Survivors include her husband, Paul Wright of Silver City; a daughter, Patricia Lund of Silver City; a son, Paul James Wright of Boulder City, Nev.; a sister, Ruth Donaldson of Westlake Village, Calif. and three grandchildren, Margaret Lund of Kingsville, Tx, Barbara Lund of Phoenix and LindaWright of Boulder City, Nev. Graveside services were held Monday at Memory Lane Cemetery with Rev. Father Robert Goetz of the St Francis Newman Center officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Bob Stepp, Bob Powe, David Pierson, Charles Slout, James Brockman and Tom Powers. For those wishing to do so, contributions may be made to the Silver City Public Library. Arrangements by the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wright: Margaret Sheridan Wright, 91, died in El Paso, Texas, Thursday. Mrs. Wright was born in Silver City in 1896 and resided here until 1978 when she joined her daughter Edith Faust in El Paso. Mrs. Wright was the daughter of pioneers Edith Allen Sheridan and Joe E. Sheridan. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Sheperd, a charter member of the "WACKY Club"and was a past director of the American National Bank. She is survived by her four daughters, Eleanor Frank of Las Cruces, Virginia Varrentzoff of San Francisco, Calif., Margaret Louise Whitcher of Prarie Village, Kan., and Edith Faust of El Paso; Two sons-in-law, Edward Whitcher of Prarie Village, and David Faust of El Paso; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Fay, in 1918, and Ira L. Wright in 1960. She married Mr. Wright in 1923. A gravesideservice will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. At the Masonic Cemetery. The Rev. Cliff Henderson will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service from noon to 1 p.m. at the Curtis-BrightChapel. Arrangements are with Curtis-Bright Funeral Home.

Wright: Mary L. Wright, 87, of Deming died Jan. 6 at her home. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She wrote a column for the Silver City Enterprise and was a post mistress at Redrock. She was active in volunteer work and senior citizens activities in Deming. Graveside services were to be held today at l p.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Dwiggins of Tempo Baptist Church of Las Cruces officiating. She is survived by a son, Ralph, of Pinos Altos; three daughters, Anna Mae Waldieo of Durango, Colo., Dell Snell of Reserve and Mary Hunter of Las Cruces; three sisters, Elizabeth Posey of Alamogordo, Rachael of Albuquerque, and Martha Dearman of El Paso; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a favorite charity or the New Mexico Boys Ranch, Boys, N.M. 87002. Arrangements were by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

Wright: Mildred Wright died Monday, Nov. 9, after an extended illness. Mrs. Wright was born in Petersburg, Tex., on Nov. 17, 1916. Her survivors include her son, James Wright of El Paso; onedaughter, Mrs. Betty Fesniaka of New Jersey; and seven grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey, Sr.; one brother, Roy Bailey, Jr. of California. Mrs. Wright was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bayard and was very active in mission projects. Funeral services for Mrs. Wright will be today, Thursday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Gavino Armendariz, David Armendariz, Fred Martinez, Milford Parker, Roy Bailey, Jr. and Bill Martin. Honarary pallbearers will be LeRoy Cooper, Lonnie Hoeye, Jim Lett and Guy McGunegle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Box 1943, Grant County Cancer Society, Silver City, NM 88062. All arrangememts under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home.

Wright: Mrs. C.L. Wright of Pinos Altos died Wednesday evening, April 13 in a hospital in Crystal City, Tex. Mrs. Wright had been postmistress here for about nine years when she resigned a few months ago because of illness. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Elton Brown of Beeville, Texas; and a son, Mr. Gardner of Crystal City, Texas. Mrs. Wright was taken to the Crystal City Hospital for treatment on March 26. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 15, but placeof burial is not known.

Wright: Ned Wright, 41, of Redrock, died the past week, following a long illnes. He was a well known resident of Grant County. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Elba K. Wright, and two brothers Ralph, Redrock and Dan, serving in the Armed Forces. Funeral services were held at the Heather Mortuary chapel in Lordsburg, with burial taking place in Mountain View cemetery.

WRIGHT: Ralph Wright, 77, of the Lordsburg area passed away Monday at Gila Regionaj Medical Center Services are pending with Curtis..Bright and Lords-burg Funeral Homes,

WRIGHT: Ralph Hunt Wright, 77, a resident of Redrock, passed away Jan. 20 at Gila Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Phoenix to William Allen Wright and Elma Katherine Ferguson Wright. Mr.-Wright, a World War II veteran, was a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, flying B-17s and B29s. He married Anna Mae Hammond in 1946 in Lords-burg. He farmed in Redrock ft)r 55 years. H~ was a member of the ‘Maso~ic Lodge, Lordsburg Eastern Star No. 21, and had also been a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He kept weather records for 50 years and was a member of the Redrock Baptist Church. Wright was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ned Shannon Wright; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey Waters and Lindsay Martinez. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae, of the home; two sons, Hunt and his wife, Alleena, of Playas, and Bill and his wife, Ten, of Redrock; two daughters, Parlee Waters and her husband, Travis, of Trenton, Texas, and Kathy Martinez and her husband, Tony, of Yates, N.M.; one brother, Daniel Allen Wright of Redrock; and 13 grandchildien. A viewing ~was held at the Lordsburg Funeral Home Jan. 22. Funeral services were held Jan. 23 at the Lordsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Hunt Wright, Bill Wright, Dan Wright, Jim Wright, Kevin Waters and Aaron Waters. Honorary bearers were Travis Waters, Tony Martinez, Jacob Wright, David Wright, T.J. Martinez and Jack Martinez. Family members selected Curtis. Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Home.

Wright: Roscoe C. Wright, 78, who had been a permanent resident here since 1933, died Saturday at Hillcrest General Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Wright first came to this area from Colorado in 1912 and served mining industries in a clerical capacity. In 1917, he went to South America for a mining company, then returned to work at Morenci, Ariz., and after a time, returned to South America until coming back to work for the Chino Mines Division of Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1933. He retired from his duties there in 1953. Mr. Wright was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church and was widely known as a renowned organist and musician, generously contributing his talent for innumerable occasions, including weddings, parties, programs, civic events and church organist. Survivors include Mr. Wright's widow, Mrs. Mae S. Wright and two step-daughters, Mrs. Elma Cansler and Mrs. Gladys Milliken of Silver City; a brother, Lawrence Wright of Lake View, Iowa; two nieces, Mrs. Margaret Roberts and Mrs. Donna Wattenberger of San Diego, Calif. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Curtis Mortuary Chapel. The rites were conducted by Bishop Joseph Brubaker, of the LDS Church. Burial was in the Fort Bayard Cemetery with full military honors.

J’ R. Wrinkle, 52, prominent Silver City lawyer, city attorney and widely known in New Mexico legal circles, passed away shortly after 4 p.m. Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital. He suffered a heart attack, two - weeks ago. Death was caused by a blood clot on the brain. Born in Bradley County, Tennessee, he came to New Mexico in 1916. He graduated from Metrose High School, received a degree at West Texas State College and was awarded his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of the Grant County Bar Association, the New Mexico Bar Association and the American Bar Association, He was admitted to the New Mexico bar in 1937. In 1931 he married Naomi Hatfield, who with a daughter, Mrs. Betty L. Mayberry, Farmington, and two sons, James R Wrinkle and Gordon B. Wrinkle, survive, with his mother and a grandchild. As a Democrat, Mr. Wrinkle was active in politics. He was executive assistant to Gov. Clyde Tingley from 1935 to 1938, was on the legal staff of the State Highway Department, for five years, served as president of the Young Democrats Clubs of New Mexico for six years and as regional director of the Young Democrats of America in the 1936 campaign. He served Silver City twice as City Attorney and also had served as Assistant District Attorney of the Sixth Judicial District. From 1945 to 1950, Mr. Wrinkle was President of the Board of Regents of New Mexico Western College. Prior to engaging in the practice of law,. he was” a teacher and coach in the Curry’ and Quay County School systems. Recognized as a leading Democrat he was interested in state politics. In 1954 he was one of four aspirants for the nomination of Governor withdrawing with two others in favor of John F Simms who was nominated by acclimation in the party’s convention at Albuquerque and elected. During World War 11, from ‘1941 to 1945, Mr. Wrinkle served in the Army Air Force and rose to the rank of major. Since 1948 he had been engaged in the practice of law in Silver City. He was a member of the Chamber Of Commerce and active in civic affairs, to which he unselfishly devoted much of his time, Mr. Wrinkle was a past commander of the American Legion Post, and a past president of the Silver City Lions Club. He was also chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church, the Rev’ Charles S. Walker conducting the rites. Interment took place in the Silver City cemetery under the direction of the Cox Mortuary.

Wrinkle: Funeral services were held for Gordon B. Wrinkle, 20, Saturday in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. AlfredPace officiating. Interment followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Gordon, a native of Silver City, was a student at the University of New Mexico at the time of his death. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Naomi Wrinkle and a brother, James, of Silver City; asister, Mrs. Betty L. Mayberry of Tucumcari; a grandmother, Mrs. Lee Wrinkle of Melrose.

Wrinkle: Lee Wrinkle, 73, pioneer resident of Melrose, Curry County, and father of J.R. Wrinkle, Silver City attorney, died the past week in Clovis Memorial Hospital. His son was called to Clovis and was at his father's bedside when he passed away. Mr. Wrinkle took up a homestead in 1916 under the Homstead Act, allowing filing on 640 acres of government land. From this beginning, he acquired during his lifetime extensive farm holdings and was interested in the raising and processing of broom corn which he expanded into an important industry in Eastern New Mexico. Besides his wife, Mrs. Cordie Wrinkle and son, J.R. Wrinkle, he is survived by three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held in the Melrose Methodist Church and burial took place in Clovis Restlawn cemetery.

Wycuff: Ruth M. Wycuff, 66, of Silver City passed away Friday at Gila Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Wycuff was born Sept. 22, 1925, in Akron, Ohio, to Harry and Sylvia (Hardesty) Steed. She was a typesetter for the state of Teexas and a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church. Mrs. Wycuff is survived by her husband of 41 years, John K. Wycuff II of Silver City; a son and daughter-in-law, J.W. Wycuff III and Judy Wycuff, Texas; a granddaughter, Jennifer Wycuff of Austin; two brothers, Robert M. Steed of Silver City and Richard E. Steed of Los Angeles; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesdayat 1 p.m. at Curtis-Bright Funeral Home, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City. The Rev. Edward J. Richmeyer, pastor of the Messiah Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will take place in Texas on Friday. Arrangements are by Curtis-Bright Funeral Home of Silver City.

WYGANT: Dean E Wygant, 55, of Las Cruces died Thursday, March 19, at Columbia. Hospital in Phoenix. He Was born June 16, 1942, in Silver City to Nelson and Marvyne Wygant. He graduated from Western High School in Silver City in 1960, and in 1969 he graduated from Hew Mexico State University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He was then employed by Robert E. McKee Inc. as a construction engineer. Mr. Wygant got his general contractor’s license with Wygant Construction Co. He enjoyed the outdoors and farming pecans and. other crops. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Martha Wygant of the family home; his sister-in-law, Lizanne Wisdom, and husband, Wendell, of Temple, Texas; brother-in-law, Sid George, and wife, Kay, of Las Cruces; sister, Sudie Kennedy, and sister-in-law, Laura Wygant, both of Silver City; and by 12 nieces and nephews, Deanise Wisdom, Margaret Robinson, Sara Farinelli, Jonathan Wygant, Sidney George Jr., Michael George, Gina Wilkens, Amy Paul, Linda Kennedy Trainor, Scott Kennedy, Lauren Peterson and Kelly Heftier. He was preceded ih death by his parents and his brother Paul Wygant Visitation will be from 5-7 today at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with Dr. Lowell H. Swisher of Community United Methodist Church in High Rolls-Mountain Park and Dr. Lany Hall of St. Paul’s United Methodist officialing. Burial will follow at Hijlcrest Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home of Las Cruces.

Dr M D. Wygant, 69, brother of Nelson Wygant Sr of Silver city died this past week in Albuquerque. Funeral services were held in Albuquerque followed by burial. Attending the services were Mr and Mrs Wygant. Besides the brother in Silver city survivors are the widow of the deceased. Another brother Dr Noel D Wygant fort Collins Co; two sisters, Mrs C A Hay, of Danville Ill and Mrs Eric W Stark of West Lafayette and a son, Dwight Wygant of Los Angeles.

Wygant: Marvyne G. Wygant, 72, died Monday in Hillcrest General Hospital, Mrs. Wygant was born in San Angelo,, Texas, and had been a long time resident of Grant County. She was a member of theP.E.O., the First United MMethodist Church of Silver City, the Silver City Woman's Club and the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Wygant was preceeded in death by her husband, Nelson, in May of this year and is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Richard L. Kennedyof Silver City, her son, Mr. Dean Wygant of Las Cruces, a sister May Ball Yeargan of Dallas, Texas and seven grandchildren. Funeral services werre 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the First United Methodist Church of Silver City with Reverend Clifford E. Hutton officiating. Burial foollowed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Vic Ornelas, Bob Shaw, Louis Mitchell,Jack Kennedy, Joe Palmer and Jack Desvaux. Honorary pallbearers were Hubert Robertson, John Harlan, Earl Mickelson, Fred Newman, Fred Starnes, Payne Sears, James Turner, Barney Mazanek, Frank Tatsch, Hugh Hawkins, Howard Mann, Russ Schmitz and Dave Pierson. Donations in her name may be made to the Grant County Nursing HomeTrust Fund of your favorite charity.

Wygant: Nelson Paul Wygant, Sr., 75, died in St. Vincents Hospitalin Los Angeles, California. Mr. Wygant was born in Roanoke, Indiana and lived in the Silver City area for 53 years where he was the owner of the Home Furniture Co. and the Bargain Annex. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and th Silver City Lions Club. Mr. Wygant was also a former City Councilman. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nelson Wygant of Silver City, a daughter, Mrs. Richard L. Kennedy, also of Silver City, a son, Dean Wygant of Las Cruces, a sister, Mrs. Eric Stark of Indiana, abrother, Dr, Noel D. Wygant of Ft. Collins, Colo. and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, at the First UnitedMethodist Church with Dr. John L. Carpenter, Dr. H. L. McAlester and Reverend Clifford E. Hutton officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jack B. Kennedy,Victor Ornelas, David Pierson, Bob L. Shaw, Russell Schmitz and Donald Stenhjen. Honorary pallbearers were U.L. Conner, James Fox,Bob Gillespie, Hugh Hawkins, Lou Hiatt, Walt Langondorf, J. Clark Mckinney of Las Cruces, Louis Mitchell, Harve Oliphant, Hubert Robertson, Oscar Salars, Payne Sears, Frank Tatsch and James B. Turner. The family asks that donations in his name be made to the Grant County Nursing Home Trust Fund or your favorite charity.

Wygant: Funeral Services for Paul Wygant were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at t

Wylie: Clifford Wylie, age 88, died Friday morning, July 27, at his residence in Tyrone. Mr. Wylie was born in AAlvaredo, Texas and had been a residnet of Bisbee, Arizona for many years before retiring from Phelps Dodge Corp. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith I. Wylie, one daughter, Mrs. Donald Dickerson of Gig Harbor,Washington, two sons, John W, Wylie of Tyrone and James R. Wylie of Hurley. Eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, July 31 in the Evergreen Cemetery, Lowell, Arizona with the American Legion, L.A.Engle, Jr., Post 16 of Bisbee, officiating. Curtis-Bright funeral home was in charge of local arrangements.

WYLIE: James Robert Wylie, 57, a longtime resident of Hurley, passed away Monday at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born in Douglas, Ariz., on April 12, 1938, to Clifford and Edith Wylie. He graduated from high school in Bisbee, Ariz., in 1956. Mr. Wylie served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Yorktown as a radio operator and electrician during the Vietnam War. He worked for Kennecon/Phelps Dodge Mining Co. for more than 25 years. Mr. Wylie is survived by his four children, Cindy J. Taley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Patrick W. Wylie of San Diego, and Barbie L. Wylie and Robyn J. Wylie, both of Las Cruces. Memorial services will be held at the Hurley community Church at 10am Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Heart Association. Service arrangements are with Graham Mortuary and Mesilla Valley Crematory in Las Cruces.

William F Wyman. comptroller at New Mexico State University. died Monday in the Veterans Hospita at Albuquerquu He was a a member of a pioneer tamily of Grant county and had his degree from the University of Colorado and iowa State University. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and St. Andrews episcopal Church of Las Cruces. Funeral services will be held in Las Cruces.

WYMAN: John P. Wyman, 85, passed away Feb. 1. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Horizon Southwest Nursing Home, where Mr. Wyman had been a resident. The ~Rev. Jon Alexander will officiate. Family members selected Curtis-Bright and Lordsburg Funeral Homes to serve them.

Winn: Arvada Todd Winn, 70, a lifelong area resident, homemaker and rancher's wife, entered life eternal Sunday at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 15, 1923, in Fort Thomas, Ariz., to Arlie O. and Jessie (Burton) Hamman. Mrs. Winn was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a member of the Arenas Valley Baptist Church. She was also active with the Grant County Copper Cowbelles and the Farm Bureau, and was a former member of the Rebekahs. Visitation will be held today from 3-7 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 10 at the funeral home with Pastor Cleat Risner of the Arenas Valley Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Survivors include her husband, W. Howard Winn of the home; her mother, Jessie (Burton) Hamman of Central; her daughter and son-in-law, Jacque Todd Dannelley and Bob of Silver City; a sister, Fannye Mae Potts of Albuquerque; a sister-in-law, Ruby Hellekson of Silver City; her grandchildren, Leslie Ann Pugmire of Silver City, Tracie Allen and her husband, Richard, of Silver City, and Randall Todd Pugmire and his wife, Misty, of Arenas Valley; and a great-grandson, Jerrod Todd Pugmire of Arenas Valley. She was preceded in death by her father, Arlie O. Hamman. Pallbearers will be Henry David, Ed Hellekson, Grady Littleton, Don Lee, David DeBusk and Randall Gose. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Lucero, Richard Dannelley, Duke Klingeman and Brub Stone. Contributions may be sent to the Arenas Valley Baptist Church, 22 Kirkland, Silver City, N.M. 88061, or a favorite charity. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.

Wysong: Hattie Wysong, 94, died Tuesday, February 20, in Silver City. Mrs. Wysong was a native of Deanville, Texas and had been aresident of Grant County for 49 years. She was a member of the Bayard Church of Christ, the Extension Club and the Gold Star Mothers. She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Cade of Bayard, Lula Andrews of Dallas, Texas, three sons, Autrey Wysong of Cottage Grove, Oregon, Jesse Wysong and Allen Wysong both of Bayard, ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Curtis-Bright Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Evans officiating. Burial followed in Memory Lane Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Lonnie Morrison, Tom Lottritz, Hoyt Ford, LeRoy Cooper, Clyde Isbell and Arvel Hood. The family asks that donations in her memory be made to the Christian Childrens Home, Portales, New Mexico.

Wysong: Jesse Lee Wysong, 77, of Bayard passed away Tuesday at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Mr. Wysong was born July 19, 1914, in Midland, Texas, to John and Hattie (Stamps) Wysong. He has been aBayard resident since 1933 and had attended Hurley High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving for four years, including two years in overseas duty as a gunnery sergeant. Mr. Wysong worked as a locomotive engineer for 27 years for Chino Mines Co., and later was self-employed and retired as the owner of Wysong Paint, Glass and Appliance in Bayard. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Bayard, a past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3347, and a past master of Santa Rita Lodge NO. 44, AF&AM. Mr. Wysong also was involved with Bayard's Little League and Teen League. He coached a team that went to the playoffs in Hershey, Pa. He enjoyed golfing and was an overall sportsman. Mr. Wysong is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mauricette (Nicot) Wysong of Bayard; a daughter, Marianne J. Rains, and her husband, Larry, of Clifton, Ariz.; a son, C. Jay Wysong and his wife Lynda, of Silver City; two sisters, Lula Andrews of Dallas and Wanda Cade of Bayard; and a brother, Allam Wysong, and his wife, Leona, of Bayard. He is also survived by seven grandchildre, Larry Rains of Wilcox, Ariz., Brian Rains and his wife, Catherine, of Morenci, Ariz., Jeff Rains of Silver City,Tammy and Jeromy Rains of Clifton, and Keith and Kevin Wysong of Silver City; two great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Wysong was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Hattie V. Wysong, and four brothers, Autrey D. Wysong. C.W. Wysong, John Carroll Wysong and J.A. Wysong. J.A. Wysong died in the Bataan Death March. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Dannible's Chapel of the Roses, U.S. 180 East, Silver City. The Rev. Duane Springer will officiate. Graveside services will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Members of Santa Rita Lodge No. 44 AF&AM will officiate and act as pallbearers. Full military honors will follow, conducted by Americal Legion Post NO. 18. Arrangements are by Dannible's Chapel of the Roses of Silver City.