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Las Cruces, Sun News, Tuesday December 10, 1996
Joseph V. KEARNS, 85, of Las Cruces died Monday at Memorial Medical Center. Services are pending with Graham Mortuary.

James William MILLS, 83, of Las Cruces died Monday at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, TX. services are pending with Getz Funeral Home.

A graveside service for Sim A. MIDDLETON, 81, of Las Cruces will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch. MIDDLETON died Friday at Las Cruces Nursing Center. He was a retired electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was also a member of the Seniors club of Hatch. Arrangements are by Getz Funeral Home.

Richard BURRELL, Sr., 84, of Las Cruces, NM passed aqay o Monday, Dec. 9, 1996 at his home. Mr. Burrell was born in Cornilitos, MX and had been in the Las Cruces area for 30 years. He was a commerical truck driver prior to his retirement. Mr. Burrell is survived by his wife, Juana; his daughter, Molly LEE of Washington State; his sister, Nora ESPINOZA of Carmel, Ca., and seven grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and no local services are scheduled.

A memorial service for Jesse Ray ROGERS, 75, of Deming will be Wednesday at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Rogers died Dec. 4 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He served in the U. S. Army during World War 2 and had been an automobile mechanic. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Bataan Post No. 4 and Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Alice; son, Jim Allen ROGERS of Contreras; daughter, Bonnie Kay CALHOUN of Wichita, Kan., and seven grandchildren. Baca's Funeral Chapel, Deming

Silver City
A rosary for Anthony trILLI, 73 of Silver City at Baca's Funeral Chapel, Silver City. A funeral service Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. trILLI died Saturday. He was a retired foreman in the construction business. He served in the U.S. Army in World War 2.
Survivors include his wife, Mary trILLI, of Silver City; son, Anthony J. trILLI of Taos; brother, Albert trILLI of Bangor, Pa., and Paul trILLI of Windgap, Pa., sisters Martha GIAQUINTO of Roseto, PA., and Anna CORTEZ of Windgap, Pa., and two grandchildren.