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In Loving Memory Of Merle Hicks, Jr.

AUBERRY — Loving father, brother, and husband Merle Hicks, Jr. passed away Auberry, CA., on Oct. 19, 2017, at the age of 58. Merle leaves behind daughter Sarah Marrett, sons Merle, Danny, and Randy Hicks, and the love of his life, Sheryl Brown. The family is forever grateful to Merle’s brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Christine Hicks, who took care ...

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George William Mellon

George William Mellon was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1926. His parents William and Sarah welcomed him as their fifth son in what would become a family of eight children. The family struggled through the depression years and in 1944, an 18-year-old George enlisted in the Navy. He was trained to be a diesel mechanic at schools in Gulfport, Mississippi, ...

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Robert (Bob) Bartholomew

Robert (Bob) Bartholomew of Mariposa, passed away suddenly in his home from natural causes. Our treasured Father, Grandfather, loving partner, loyal friend, and dedicated public servant was born in Dallas, Texas, to Grant and Maureen Bartholomew on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1941. Bob was a joyful, charismatic, high energy individual with a huge heart and the gift of gab. ...

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Laura Irene Morgan

Laura Irene Morgan passed away on July 21, 2017, at the age of 80. Laura was a longtime resident of the mountain area who made her home in North Fork. Born in Macomb, Illinois, Laura moved to North Fork in 1961, where she worked as a postal clerk. After retiring, she enjoyed some of her free time doing sewing and ...

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Ronald G. Severe

Ronald G. Severe, 81, of North Fork went to be with The Lord on June 1, 2017, surrounded by his family. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, he had a love for the mountains, animals, gardening and most of all his family. He was born on Sept. 18, 1935, in Sanger, Calif., to Glen and Marie Severe. Ron ...

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Martha (Doonan) York

Written and submitted by the family of Martha (Doonan) York, 1923 – 2017 With a backward glance, a beaming smile, and a beckoning arm, Martha Christine Doonan York skipped through a line of high-fiving friends and relatives, grabbed the hand of her waiting husband, Dave, and flew into the welcoming embrace of her Savior and Lord, Jesus, the Christ/Messiah on ...

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North Fork Mourns The Loss Of Jimmy Quilter

The community of North Fork is deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend, neighbor and lender of helping hands, James Patrick Quilter. Jimmy passed away on June 17, 2017, surrounded by family. He was 65 years old. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., on Nov. 19, 1951, to James and Jean Quilter, Jimmy grew up in southern California in ...

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Roger Allen Schneider

Roger Allen Schneider passed away June 2, 2017, at the age of 71. He was born on Dec.26, 1945, in Fresno, Calif., to Lois and Theodore. A mountain area resident for more than 40 years, his generosity extended throughout the community and has left a lasting impact. After being an employee of PG&E for over 20 years, Roger left the ...

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In Loving Memory Of Dale W. Miller

COARSEGOLD — Family and friends are mourning the loss of beloved husband, father and grandfather, Dale W. Miller. He passed away on Sunday, June 4, at his home in Coarsegold, California. He was surrounded by his cherished wife of 36 years, Viola J. Miller, and four adult children. Dale was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on August 30, 1956. The ...

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Celebrating The Life Of Brian Wilhite

OAKHURST — A party to celebrate the life of Brian Wilhite is planned for Saturday, Jun. 10, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Queen’s Inn by the River in Oakhurst. Brian Preston Wilhite died in Fresno on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was 74 years old. Brian was born on August 25, 1942 in Atascadero, to Norah C. Mansfield and Franklin Wilhite. He grew up in and ...

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