Category Archives: Obituaries

Lauranette Mason

Church service for Lauranette Mason, age 95, of Lubbock, Texas, is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Monday, November 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Muleshoe with Dr. Stacy Conner of Muleshoe officiating. Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park. Lauranette was born to George and Eula Pearl Hawkins on March 12, 1922 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Richard “PAT” Barnett

Richard “PAT” Barnett, was born Feb 2, 1932 in San Fernando, California to Charles and Elizabeth Barnett. In 1933 the family moved to Muleshoe Texas. Upon his graduation from Muleshoe High School Pat joined the United States Air Force where he proudly served in the Korean War. After being honorably discharged he became a commercial pilot and a certified flight instructor.

Death Notice- Reynaldo C. Melendez

Reynaldo C. Melendez, age 73, of Muleshoe, Texas, died Monday, October 23, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas. Services will be held at a later date. Reynaldo was born March 4, 1944 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Reynaldo and Maria Cantu Melendez, Sr.

Marion Lecil Richards

Marion Lecil Richards passed this life on October 23, 2017 in Lubbock, TX at the age of 89 years. Marion was born on September 18, 1928 at the family farm in Dora, NM to Robert L. Richards and Bessie Avelyn Bennett Richards.
He graduated from Dora High School in 1944 and began teaching and coaching in Causey, NM in 1944 at the age of 18. Marion played basketball and football in high school and for Eastern New Mexico University where he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Education. He obtained his Master’s Degree from Western New Mexico University in 1961.