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Loyd Beaty
Thursday, July 30, 2015
“Red” Beaty rode off into sunset on July 16, 2015. He came into the world in 1919 and 95 years later he threw in his cowboy hat.

“They just don’t make em’ like Red any more.” He was able to complete second grade in Texas while migrant working, picking cotton and often homeless.

At 13, he ran off to join his brother in a Wild West horse gang in the hills of New Mexico.

A few years later he was capturing, breaking and selling wild horses. The trail then led him to California where he rode bulls, trained horses and was a ranch hand.

He spent his early 20s in Hollywood training some of the most famous horses in western movies.

Skills that transformed western movies at the time: Horses falling for carrots instead of being tripped with wires and horses throwing guns — all came from Red.

The butterfly boots, silver belt buckles and brush with fame ended when he was drafted for World War II.

The Army shaved off his long red locks, and he became a boxer while defending the freedoms we love today.

However, life changed the day he was severely injured, blinded while disarming a land mine.

Red never acknowledged the stack of medals, including a purple heart; the horrors of war were just too profound. He wrecked his Harley in a West Texas sand dune after being discharged. It was there he decided to stay and become a farmer.

He continued to farm, train horses and breed world-renowned game chickens until retiring at 88 years of age.

He could break any horse, repair any gun, work on any motor and grow the best watermelons you’ve ever tasted.

Red was a proponent for social and racial equality since the 1930s.

And, in true Cowboy fashion, his strong work ethic, true character, and quiet compassion were unparalleled.

We celebrate this amazing life of a true cowboy.

Survived by Shirley White; two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren; a nephew — Armond Beaty; and his dog, Deb.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The Disabled American Veterans at
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Emma Lue Wilhite
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Funeral services for Emma Lue Herington Wilhite, 91, of Farwell, were held on Monday, July 27, at Lariat Church of Christ with Waymon Dowdy of Clovis, N.M., and Curtis Shelburne of Muleshoe officiating. Burial followed in Muleshoe Memorial Park.

Emma died on July 23, 2015, in Farwell. She was born to Henry Wesley Herington and Wessie Lee Jones Herington on Dec. 7, 1923, in Cushing, Okla.

True to the saying, she was a Texan hurrying from Oklahoma to Texas by her third month.

On Christmas Eve 1943, Emma Lue married Lonnie Neal Wilhite of Muleshoe and they made their home in West Camp.

They had two children ­— Delton Eugene in September 1947 and Patsy Darlene in August 1950.

Emma Lue moved to the West Camp Community in 1924. She attended West Camp and Farwell Schools, graduating in 1942.

She was a member of the Lariat Church of Christ. Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie in 1968; her parents, and two sisters, Illa Lee and Bernyce.

Survivors include a son — Delton and wife Nelda; a daughter — Patsy and husband Mike; grandchildren ­— Lonnie Paul and wife Patty, Dustin and wife Myranda, Erin and husband Wes; Kara and husband Doug, and Klay and wife Jeannie; great-grandchildren ­— Colby, Ashlie, Mykaylee, Addyson, Emma, Palynn, Sye and Wynn, Dustin, Jill, Logan, Wyatt and Ayden; a brother — J. W. Herington; and many nephews and nieces and supportive family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation, 4601 – 50th Street, Suite 101, Lubbock, Texas, 79414.

Online condolences may be made at

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Jesus Flores
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Jesus C. Flores, 90, of Muleshoe, died on July 23, 2015.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 24, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Muleshoe.

Rosary was said on Thursday, July 23 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel.

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