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James Arthur Hollywood Jr., mourned at age 81

DOWNEY-A funeral mass was heard April 26 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for James Arthur Hollywood, Jr., a 30-year resident of Downey and the former controller for Pioneer Flintkote for 44 years.

He was 81, born in Trinidad, Colorado, and died at Downey Community Hospital April 21.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, and was discharged with the rank of Aerographer's Mate Third Class.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Hollywood; his son, James Hollywood and daughters Kay Wadsworth, Sharon Nameth and Janice Marquess; a sister, Louise Collier; and 10 grandchildren.

Father John Maloney officiated. Burial followed at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, with the Rev. Steve Faubion officiating at graveside.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Family, friends grieve for Marie M. Williams

DOWNEY-Services were held Wednesday, April 28, at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel for Marie M. Williams, a homemaker and a 46 year resident of Downey.

She was 78, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and died April 22.

She was a member the Downey Senior Recreation Club; the Hollydale Seniors Club; and Paramount Seniors Club.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Charles Curtis Williams; four sons, Darrell Williams and his wife Gale; Roy Williams and his wife, Betty; Coy Williams and wife Frances; and James Williams and his wife, Brigitte; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Pastor Jerry Coffman of the First Missionary Baptist Church officiated.

Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Services held for Robert Daniel Smith

BELL GARDENS-Services were held April 27 at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside for Robert Daniel Smith, a 33 year resident of Bell Gardens, who died April 19 at Downey Community Hospital.

He was 78, born in Piqua, Ohio, and had been retired since 1985.

He was a member of the A.M.E. (Cyrena) of Piqua, Ohio, and served in the U.S. Army from 1941-43.

Survivors include his brothers, Arthur B. Smith Jr., of Springfield, Massachusetts, Richard Lee Smith of Upland; a sister, Lela S. Clease of Los Angeles; 12 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and three sisters.

The Rev. William Carter officiated. Burial was at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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