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Volney Dunavan – A Celebration Of Life

NORTH FORK – A celebration of the life of Volney Dunavan will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the North Fork Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Volney lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 28, 2015, at the age of 74. The community is invited to share their stories and memories of Volney on Nov. 8 at ...

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Elise Flaherty

Our beloved Jacqueline “Jackie” Elise Flaherty went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 16, 2015 at the age of 19. Born on June 29, 1996, Jackie was a resident of Vacaville, California, at the time of her death. A 2014 graduate of Yosemite High School, Jackie was serving active duty for the U.S. Army National Guard 49th Military ...

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Volney Dunavan

The community of North Fork is saddened to learn of the passing of Volney Dunavan who lost her battle with cancer on Monday afternoon, Sept 28. Volney’s daughter Dyhana was with her and says her passing was peaceful. “Mama has passed and her journey is over,” Dyhana posted. “She’s reached her destination, she’s free and finally at peace, and no ...

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Frank Verduzco

North Fork is mourning the loss of a much-beloved member of this mountain community. Frank Verduzco was just 64 years old when he passed away on Sept. 23. Frank was a life-long resident of North Fork, who joined the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department at just 21 years of age. Since March 1972, he has been responding from Station 11, ...

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Diana Rankin Memorial

MADERA COUNTY – It is with great sadness that Sheriff Varney announces the passing of the Sheriff’s Office’s longest serving employee. Diana Rankin passed away at her home last Tuesday. She had been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since February of 1975 and had worked in a variety of capacities including a Jail Matron, Dispatcher, and for the last 15 ...

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Agnes T. Constable

Agnes was the oldest living member of the Sunnyside Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Fresno, Calif. While still worshipping with Sunnyside Church, she delighted in having five generations fill several family pews. Her lifelong love of music portrayed her Celtic background of Glasgow, Scotland. Her “living memorial” is the organ she donated to her Sunnyside Church in Fresno. As a pioneer ...

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Edgar Allen “Al” Fitzgerald

Edgar Allen “Al” Fitzgerald died Aug. 20, 2015, at the age of 83. He was born Dec. 21, 1931 in Philadelphia, Penn., to Kathryn Stutts and Wyatt E. Fitzgerald. He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, flying rescue missions in the Pacific, stationed in Alaska and Washington. After the service, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department ...

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Russel Wayne Loudon

Russel Wayne Loudon, longtime resident of Oakhurst passed away from natural causes on July 16th, 2015 at age 67. Mr. Loudon had recently retired from the Raymond-Knowles School District where he worked as a bus driver, coach, teacher’s aide and maintenance man. Previously Mr. Loudon worked with main frame computers in Salt Lake City Utah, was a painting contractor and ...

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A Life Well Served: Dale Dewey Miller

OAKHURST – Services have been announced for beloved area resident Dale Miller, now set for Saturday, August 8 at Mountain Christian Center at 2 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at the Oakhurst Community Center Pavillion Room. Proud American, dedicated firefighter/fire battalion chief, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dale Dewey Miller, passed away on July 20, 2015, at the ...

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Grace Lee Whitney

COARSEGOLD – Longtime Coarsegold resident Grace Lee Whitney has passed away at the age of 85. Whitney started out as an actress playing Yeoman Janice Rand on the original Star Trek series (TOS) in 1966. Though her career was nearly derailed by addictions to drugs and alcohol, Whitney proudly reclaimed her life, spending decades as a substance abuse counselor in ...

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