The Roswell native died Sunday.
Stubbs, who was editor of the Roswell Daily Record for 19 years, also worked as editor of the Lincoln County News, the Alamogordo Daily News and the Ruidoso News.
Jack Swickard, who succeeded Stubbs as editor in Roswell in 1974, says Stubbs even shot photographs for the paper.
He says people working in the newspaper's backshop talked about Stubbs grabbing his camera, jumping on his motorcycle and driving off to go take photographs.
A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Roswell.
Stubbs is survived by his wife, Florence Caryl Stubbs, three children, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two sisters.
By: Al Stubbs, who worked for newspapers in Roswell, Alamogordo and Ruidoso, has died at age 85.