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Obituary of Arlena (Walton) King

January 20, 2020

Arlena (Walton) King transitioned peacefully on December 30, 2019, ending this phase of a remarkable journey spanning almost 98 years. Born to Simon and Betty Walton in Cox’s Mills, West Virginia, Arlena was their first...


Obituary of Ralph Bryed Billerbeck

January 20, 2020

Ralph Bryed Billerbeck, 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 12th, 2020. Bryed was born in Chicago Illinois but grew up in Beverly Shores Indiana at the base of Lake Michigan with his...


Obituary of Alan L. Grover

January 17, 2020

Alan Grover Alan L. Grover passed away unexpectedly December 27, 2019 at home. He was 80. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the First Baptist...


Obituary of Raymond Pierce Leech

January 15, 2020

Raymond Pierce Leech passed away January 3, 2020 at his home. He was 83 years old. Graveside services will be held on Sunday January 19, 2020 at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, Texas. Ray was...


Obituary of Patrice Fleeman

January 15, 2020

Patrice Fleeman passed away January 3rd, 2020 at home in Alta Sierra. She was 61. Private services will be held in Pennsylvania. She was born October 5th, 1958 to Merle and Corinne (Cameron) Watkins. She...


Obituary of Rock Anthony Meade

January 15, 2020

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Rock Anthony Meade, January 8th 2020. He was surrounded by family in his home. Rock was born December 1st 1947 in Burbank, CA to Charles and Vasso...


Obituary of Phillip Eugene McMullin

January 15, 2020

Phillip Eugene McMullin passed away at his home in Grass Valley, California after a short illness on 10 January 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 91. Phillip was born in Alva Oklahoma on...


Obituary of Joseph Charles Astle

January 14, 2020

Joseph Charles Astle passed away on January 10, 2020. He was 90. Memorial services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Nevada City. Joe was born on May 28, 1929...


Obituary of Alfredo Nespral

January 14, 2020

After a long (103 years!) and interesting life, Alfredo Nespral left this earth on November 25, 2019. Alfredo was born April 16, 1916, in Madrid, Spain. At the age of nine, his uncle took him...


Obituary of Robert Billick

January 13, 2020

Robert “Bob” Mills Billick passed quietly at Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab on January 2, 2020. He lived 89 wonderful years. Bob was born in Carroll, Iowa, to parents Glen and Hazel Billick, on November...


Obituary of Janice Collins

January 13, 2020

Janice Ruth Maxey Collins passed away in her home on December 17, 2019. She was 73 years old. A private memorial service will be held by the family. Janice was born on April 16, 1946...


Obituary of Alan Lynn Hafner

January 13, 2020

On January 26, at 1:00 pm, friends and family of Alan Lynn Hafner will gather at the Rough and Ready Community Hall to celebrate his life and enjoy a cheeseburger in his memory. The Community...


Obituary of Walter Owen Creasey

January 10, 2020

Walter Owen Creasey passed away January 5, 2020, surrounded by family, in Nevada City, CA. He was 94. Walter was born and raised in Long Beach California but spent summers “cowboying” at his family’s cattle...


Obituary of Barbara Lucente

January 10, 2020

Barbara Lee Havis Lucente passed away in Grass Valley on January 8, 2020. She was 73 years old. Services will be held this Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary, 459 Hollow Way,...


Obituary of Charles (Charly) C. Vertrees

January 10, 2020

Charles (Charly) C. Vertrees passed away on Monday December 30, 2019. He was 68. His soul is now watching over his family and friends. Charly was born in Denver, Colorado on January 31st, 1951. After...


Obituary of Vicki Landucci

January 10, 2020

Vicki Landucci passed away January 7, 2020. She was 63. Per her request, no services will be held. She was born on October 18, 1957 and was a resident of Penn Valley, CA. She was...


Obituary of Wyatt Harrison Parks

January 10, 2020

Wyatt Harrison Parks passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with melanoma, on December 21, 2019. He was 31. Wyatt was born May 12, 1988 to Willie and Shelly Parks and...


Obituary of John Franklin Morris, Jr.

January 10, 2020

John Franklin Morris, Jr. John died unexpectedly on December 23, 2019 at Sutter Roseville Hospital following a severe head injury. He was 79 and had lived in Grass Valley since 2001. John was born in...


Obituary of JIm Haire

January 10, 2020

Jim Haire passed away peacefully in his home on the evening of December 31, 2019 surrounded by his family. Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Hooper and...


Obituary of Laurene Lile

January 9, 2020

Laurene Lile passed away on January 6, 2020 at Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab. in Grass Valley. She was 88. Laurene and her twin sister Marlene were born to Lauren and Mildred Lane on Thanksgiving,...