Raymond Sabin
B: 1965-01-11
D: 2018-06-07
View Details
Sabin, Raymond
John Shackelford
B: 1931-07-27
D: 2018-06-04
View Details
Shackelford, John
James Knox
B: 1935-11-15
D: 2018-06-03
View Details
Knox, James
Robert Cleveland
B: 1941-10-13
D: 2018-05-25
View Details
Cleveland, Robert
Brandon Benson
D: 2018-05-25
View Details
Benson, Brandon
Robert Peterson
B: 1962-05-14
D: 2018-05-23
View Details
Peterson, Robert
Rolland Rimar
B: 1933-11-28
D: 2018-05-20
View Details
Rimar, Rolland
Kenneth Thiessen
B: 1935-07-20
D: 2018-05-17
View Details
Thiessen, Kenneth
Stanley Nelson
B: 1922-08-09
D: 2018-05-16
View Details
Nelson, Stanley
Alton Heathman
B: 1939-03-13
D: 2018-05-15
View Details
Heathman, Alton
Jacqueline Schmidt
B: 1939-09-08
D: 2018-05-15
View Details
Schmidt, Jacqueline
Rex Glover
B: 1939-05-13
D: 2018-05-14
View Details
Glover, Rex
Leola Pettes
B: 1918-06-04
D: 2018-05-13
View Details
Pettes, Leola
Juan Martinez
B: 1930-09-26
D: 2018-05-13
View Details
Martinez, Juan
Sanford Schemnitz
B: 1930-03-10
D: 2018-05-11
View Details
Schemnitz, Sanford
Jaime Reyes
B: 1945-04-08
D: 2018-05-09
View Details
Reyes, Jaime
Betty Diven
D: 2018-05-08
View Details
Diven, Betty
Nazario Martinez
B: 1952-12-13
D: 2018-05-08
View Details
Martinez, Nazario
Kyler Bachman
B: 1995-08-16
D: 2018-05-08
View Details
Bachman, Kyler
Beverly Kreie
B: 1958-01-28
D: 2018-05-07
View Details
Kreie, Beverly
Mary DeBoy
B: 1929-12-21
D: 2018-05-06
View Details
DeBoy, Mary


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1410 E Bowman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001-3001
Phone: (575) 526-2419
Fax: (575) 526-7944
Lucy Barnes
In Memory of
Lucy Barnes
1924 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Getz Funeral Home
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Arsenia (Gallegos) Vega, HVHS Class of '59
"I will remember Mrs. Barnes as a good teacher. She was a good influence im my li"
View full message >>>

Obituary for Lucy Barnes

Lucy A. Barnes

Lucy Eppes Armistead Barnes, 93, of Las Cruces and Hatch, NM passed away on Sunday. February 18, 2018, at her residence in Las Cruces, NM. She was a long-time resident of Hatch & Las Cruces, and a former teacher for the Hatch Valley Public Schools.

She was born Lucy Eppes Armistead, on November 18, 1924, in Demopolis, Alabama to Sydney Earle Armistead and Vera Eppes Compton Armistead. Lucy attended elementary through high school in Demopolis. In 1947, she graduated from Huntington College in Montgomery, AL with a major in Mathematics, minors in Physical Education and Art, and acquired her Teacher’s Certification. She excelled in swimming and diving, and voted Huntington’s “Most Athletic” in her junior and senior years. Lucy was a member and officer in the International Honorary Art Fraternity of Kappa Pi. In 1947, she was listed as one of an elite group of college students in the publication Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1946-47). Following her college graduation, she returned to Huntington where she worked as a Physical Education instructor from 1947 – 1950. Lucy also pursued graduate work at Columbia University in New York.

In 1950, during a visit to her brother in New Mexico, Lucy accepted a teaching position with Hatch Valley Public Schools and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM. Over the next four decades, she taught Mathematics & Physical Education to hundreds of students in Hatch, NM for whom she became a major influence.
She married fellow teacher James Q. Barnes at the First Methodist Church in Hatch, NM June 1952. They were married for 59 years until his passing in 2011.

Lucy was an avid outdoors-person, excelling in both fishing and hunting. She was a dedicated member of The Order of the Eastern Star for over 60 years, holding many offices at both the local and state levels.
Lucy is survived by her Las Cruces brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald & Kathleen Barnes; by Armistead nephews Gene Armistead, Bruce Armistead, Starkey Armistead and niece Sally Armistead Stanley; by her Barnes nephews Michael Barnes, Christopher Barnes and niece Theresa Barnes Jimenez; as well as numerous great-nephews and great-nieces. She has been an influence on all and much beloved.
A religious service and celebration of Lucy’s life will be held in Las Cruces on Friday afternoon, February 23rd, at 2:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, located at 225 W. Griggs at Alameda. She will be buried beside her late husband in the family plot in Robert Lee Masonic Cemetery in Robert Lee, TX.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Lucy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Order Flowers