|From The LaFollette Press 18 Nov 1999
MARIE Z. CAIN, 81, of Jacksboro, died Sunday, November 14 at University
Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a member of the Jacksboro
E. Club, and a member of Hope Council #95 Daughters of America. Ms.
preceded in death by; husband, James Franklin Cain; parents, John and
Dusini Zauboni. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 16 at
First Baptist Church with Dr. Charles Parker, Rev. C.H. Robinson, and
Larry Reeves officiating. Interment followed in Jacksboro Cemetery.
requests that memorials be sent to Jacksboro First Baptist Church.
Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of arrangements.
Dr. WALTER H. CARR, 89, of LaFollette, died Wednesday, November 17 at
LaFollette Medical Center. He was a retired dentist and teacher, a
the Berwind Masonic Lodge in West Virginia, the McDowell Dental Society,
member of the Kiwanis Club, and Lieutenant Governor for West Virginia.
Carr was preceded in death by; parents, Dr. Walter A. and Hettie A.
is survived by; wife, Pauline Carr of LaFollette. Funeral services
held Saturday, November 20 at 11 a.m. at Walters Funeral Home Chapel
David Lord officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.
a.m. Saturday before the funeral services. Interment will follow in
SUE DAVIS, 70, of Lot, Kentucky, died Saturday, November 13 at Jellico
Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by; husband, Rev. Jack
Funeral services were held Monday, November 15 at Cook Baptist Church
Rev. Horace Partin, Rev. Ronnie Rose, and Rev. Ellis Hoskins officiating.
Interment followed in the Lot Cemetery, Cox & Son Funeral Home
in charge of
MACK DAY, 42, of LaFollette, died Thursday, November 11 at his home.
survived by; wife, Sandra Day. Parents, John and Della Day of LaFollette.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14 at Bethelem Baptist
with Rev. Bill Braden and Rev. Carl Edwards officiating. Interment
in Jones Cemetery. In leiu of flowers memorials may be made to Bethelem
Baptist Church Mack Day Memorial Fund. Cross Funeral Home in charge
EVERTT MICHAEL DOUGLAS, 70, of Newcomb, died Wednesday, November 10
Jellico Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by; parents Funeral
services were held Friday, November 12 at Harp Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Denny Wayne Davis officiating. Interment followed Saturday,
November 13 in Douglas Cemetery.
Hazel England, 65, of LaFollette, died Tuesday, November 16 at Methodist
medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was preceded in death by; parents,
Virgie Stanifer. Survivors include; husband, Jim England. Funeral services
will be held Friday, November 19 at 1 p.m. at Walters Funeral Home
with Rev. Leroy Braden officiating. The family will receive friends
until 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at Walters Funeral Home. Interment will
the England Family Cemetery.
JAMES L. JOHNSON, 77, of Jellico, died Friday, November 12 at the
Williamsburg Nursing Home.
He was preceded in death by; parents, Perry Garfield and Rose Millier
Johnson. Funeral services were held Monday, November 15 at the Cox
Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Chuck Summers officiating. Interment followed
Tuesday, November 16 in the Proctor Hollow Cemetery.
IRENE MILLER, 77, died Sunday, November 7. She was preceded in death
husbands, Harry "Bud" Alkire, and Paul McAfee; mother, Margaret Norman;
father, Boon Miller. Funeral services were held Saturday, November
13 at the
O.R. Woodyard Co., 255 East State Street with Rev. Brent Bond officiating.
Interment followed in Glen Rest Cemetery.
MYRTLE ROSE, 91, of Chattanooga, died Monday, November 8 at a local
She was preceded in death by; husband, Rev. E. B. Rose. Graveside services
were held Thursday, November 11 in the Jellico Cemetery. Interment
Coutesy of Harp Funeral Home of Jellico.
HINTON SHARP, 92, of College Park Road, LaFollette, died Monday, November
at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and member
the Knoxville Scottish Rites. Mr. Sharp served eighteen years as Justice
the Peace and was owner/operator of Sharp's Store in Grantsboro for
years. He was involved in Grantsboro community by donating land to
County for the first school to be built and participated with having
first road paved. Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by; wife, Eunice
Sharp. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17 in Martin
Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Maxwell and Rev. J. T. Asbury officiating.
Interment will follow at 2 p.m. today (Thursday), November 18 in Grantsboro
JOHN CONDRA SHARP, 73, of LaFollette, died Thursday, November 11 at
LaFollette Medical Center. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran. He was preceded
death by; parents, John and Bessie Sharp. Survivors include; wife,
Elliott Sharp. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13 at
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Lynch officiating. Interment followed
MARIE SILER, 84, of Jellico, died Wednesday, November 10 at Beech Tree
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 11 at the Cox & Son
Home Chapel with Dr. Chuck Summers officiating. Interment followed
November 13 in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Moses Addition.
JAMES L. STATTON, 92, of LaFollette, died Wednesday, November 10 at
LaFollette Nursing Home. He was a retired carpenter. He was preceded
by; parents, Lytt and Martha Brown Stratton. Survivors include; wife,
Lobertini Stratton. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13
Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Greg Neuzil officiating.
Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette
in charge of arrangements.
CRAIG G. TEAGUE, 83, of Jellico, died Sunday, November 14 at the Jellico
Community Hospital. He was a retired coal miner and a WWII Veteran
of the U.
S. Army. He was preceded in death by; parents, Callie and Mattie Jones
Teague; Survivors include; wife, Pruda Teague. Funeral services were
Tuesday, November 16 with Rev. Ellis Hoskins officiating. Interment
Wednesday, November 17 in the Jellico Cemetery. Cox & Son Funeral
charge of arrangements.
MAIDIE WEBB, 97, of LaFollette, died Thursday, November 11 at LaFollette
Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by; husbands, Harve McFarland,
Elmer Webb. Funeral services were held Friday, November 12 at Cross
Home Chapel with Rev. Boyd R. Carson and Rev. Ronnie Freeman officiating.
Interment followed Saturday, November 13 in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
MIMMIE SUE WILLIFORD, 52, of Jellico, died Thursday, November 11 at
She is survived by; husband, Roscoe Williford; mother, Mary Jane Mozingo
Jellico. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13 at Harp Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Carpenter officiating. Interment followed
CHARLES E. WILSON, 86, of 307 East Hemlock Street, LaFollette, died
November 13 at the LaFollette Medical Center. He was a WWII Veteran
member of the DAV Chapter 105 of LaFollette.
He was preceded in death by ; wife, Helen Lay Wilson; parents, Israel
Ella Allen Wilson. Funeral services were held Monday, November 15 in
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. L. Shoun and Rev. Ova Simpson officiating.
Interment followed Tuesday, November 16 in Campbell memorial Gardens.
SADIE VIOLET WYRICK, 86, of LaFollette, died Monday, November 15. She
preceded in death by; husband, Kelly Wyrick. Funeral services were
Wednesday, November 17 at Cross Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Ault,
Hicks, and Rev. Bobby Ray Wilson officiating. Interment will follow
(Thursday), November 18 at 10 a.m. in Bakers Forge Cemetery.
From The Knoxville News Sentinel 19 Nov 1999
MILLER, BERNARD C. (PUD) - age 83, born March 5, 1916, passed away Wednesday,
November 17, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was of the Baptist
faith, member of Jellico Masonic Lodge #527, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite
Kerbella Temple, & Shriners. Retired United Mine Worker, and Campbell
businessman, having ran a store in Habersham for many years. Preceded
death by parents, Jim & Mary Bohanon Miller; step-mother, Nannie
Miller; first wife, Mossie Johnson Miller; brothers, Ray, Haskell,
Miller, & Ted Leffew; sisters, Mary Sue Miller & Jewell Daugherty;
daughter, Bill & Warren Johnson & Kathryn Marlow. Survivors:
wife of 30
years, Ruby Shelby Miller; grandchildren; Janet & James Bernard
Sandra C. Davenport, Carl Johnson, Mike Johnson, Kenny Johnson, Marsha
Marlow, Lenny Marlow, Jennifer Gibson, Joe Thacker, Kelli Fields, and
Dunkley; daughters, Ginger Thacker & Carolyn Fields; sisters, Edith
Harrington & Earsie Hamilton; sisters-in-law, Betty Jo Miller &
several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and
special daughter-in-law, Marjorie T. Johnson; special friend, Olen
Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, November 20, at Cross Chapel with
Leonard Dabney officiating. Masonic service 7:45 p.m. Jellico Masonic
in charge. Interement 10 a.m. Sunday at Campbell Memorial Gardens.
will receive friends 5-7:45 p.m. Saturday, prior to Masonic services.
Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.
10-15-99 Valley Times-News, Valley, AL
VALLEY -- Mr. Billie Ray (Bill) Bozeman, 57, of Valley died Thursday,
Oct. 14, 1999, at his residence.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at Johnson
Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley with the Revs. Floyd Aikens
and Rusty Letson officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mr. Bozeman is survived by two sons, Billy Ray Bozeman Jr. and Donnie
Bozeman, both of Valley; his son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Mary Bozeman
of Beulah; his daughter, Jane Hilderbrand of Lanett; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Joyce and Terry Wood and Karen and Eddie Fannin, all of Valley;
two step-daughters, Danette Longshore of Valley and Aurora Williams of
Cusseta; his step-daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Tommy Spratlin of Valley;
his brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Faye Bozeman of Lanett; his sister,
Betty Jean White of Valley; his special friend, Jeanie H. Gorham of Lanett;
11 grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.
Born May 11, 1942, in Chambers County, Ala., Mr. Bozeman was a member
of Happy Valley Baptist Church. He had lived in the Valley area all of
his life. Mr. Bozeman had played wit the Encounters Band during the 1960's.
He was the son of the late Dorothy Crane Bozeman and Charlie Robert Bozeman.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 until 9 p.m.
at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Chattahoochee
Hospice or to Happy Valley Baptist Church in memory of Mr. Bozeman.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.
LaFAYETTE -- Mrs. Fannie Mae Spence, 107, of LaFayette died Wednesday,
Oct. 13, 1999, at her residence.
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. (CDT)
at Greater Pine Hill Baptist Church in LaFayette with the Rev. Q.L. Tibbs
officiating. Burial will follow in Standing Rock Cemetery.
Mrs. Spence is survived by her daughter, Bulah (Seborn) Ross of LaFayette;
and eight grandchildren, Judy (Hubert) Leverette, Stanley (Willie Jean)
Ross, Dyann (Willie Lee) Evans, Forrest (Louise) Ross, Jeanette Ross, and
Patricia Ross, all of LaFayette, Jackie (Melvin)Cartwright of Valley, and
Jeff (Linda) Ross of Lanett.
Born May 10, 1892, in Chambers County, Ala., Mrs. Spence was a member
of Greater Pine Hill Baptist Church in LaFayette.
Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling arrangements.
WEDOWEE -- Mr. Pierce Waldrep, 67, of Wedowee died Tuesday, Oct. 12,
1999, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral
Home Chapel in Wedowee with the Revs. Stanley Daniel and E.G. Clark officiating.
Burial followed in the Lanett City Cemetery.
Mr. Waldrep is survived by his wife, Sue M. Waldrep of Wedowee; his
son and daughter-in-law, Franklin Pierce and Peggy Waldrep of Angelton,
Texas; his sister, Ruby Eddy of Riverdale, Ga.; three brothers, Earl Waldrep
of Sarasota, Fla., Paul Waldrep of Wedowee and Coleman Waldrep of Carrollton,
Ga.; and two grandchildren, Laura Waldrep and Ashley Waldrep.
Born Jan. 10, 1932, in Randolph County, Ala., Mr. Waldrep was a member
of El Bethel Baptist Church. He was a self-employed poultry farmer and
was employed at Family Fiance for 20 years. Mr. Waldrep was a veteran of
the Korean Conflict, having served in the United States Air Force. He was
the son of the late Ronnie Nichols Waldrep and Ruby Coleman Waldrep. Mr.
Waldrep was preceded in death by his brother, Ed Waldrep.
Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee handled arrangements.
10-18-99 Valley Times-News Valley, AL
LaGRANGE, Ga. -- Mr. Michael Emory Allen, 46, of LaGrange died Thursday,
Oct. 14, 1999, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at Teaver Road
Baptist Church in LaGrange with the Revs. Michael Reeves and Durwood Perry
officiating. Burial followed in Restlawn Memory Gardens in LaGrange.
Mr. Allen is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ruth Allen of LaGrange; and
a host of other relatives and staff of Hospice LaGrange.
Born Dec. 3, 1952, in LaFayette, Ala., Mr. Allen was a member and honorary
Deacon of Teaver Road Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Horace
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home in LaGrange handled arrangements.
DOTHAN -- Mr. Sidney Eugene Moon Jr., 81, of Dothan died Friday, Oct.
15, 1999, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. at Berean Baptist
Church in Dothan with the Rev. Raymond Holt officiating.
Graveside services followed at 6 p.m. at Shawmut Cemetery with the
Rev. John Moon officiating.
Mr. Moon is survived by his wife, Elitha Gibson Moon of Dothan; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda and Randall Watson of Dothan and Julia
and Gary Taylor of McMinnville, Tenn.; three sons and daughters-in-law,
Vernon and Royce Ann Snowden of Mt. Shaster, Calif., Don and Beverly Snowden
and Chris and Josie Snowden, all of Valley; two sisters, Sarah (Ray) Jones
of West Point and Mary (Curtis) Rearden of Valley; his brother, the Rev.
John Moon of Montgomery; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Randolph County, Ala., Mr. Moon was a member
of Berean Baptist Church. He worked as a salesman for Skinner Furniture
Company for several years. Mr. Moon was the son of the late Sidney Eugene
Moon Sr. and Mattie Burgess Moon. He moved to Dothan 20 years ago from
the Valley. Mr. Moon was preceded in death by his sister, Sue Crawford
and his brother, Frank Moon.
Ward-Wilson Funeral Home of Dothan handled arrangements.
CUSSETA -- Mrs. Zola Mae Todd, 55, of Cusseta died Thursday, Oct. 14,
1999, at Beverly Health Care in Lanett.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. (CDT)
at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Cusseta with the Rev. Arthur Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Todd is survived by her husband, Linnie Todd of Cusseta; three
daughters, Barbara (Richard) Chapman of West Point, Mary Todd of Cusseta
and Venessa Todd of Lanett; two sons, Clarence E. Todd of Cusseta and Gregory
Todd of Huguley; three sisters, Olivia Ray of Brooklyn, N.Y., Eloise (Lindsey)
Frazier of Cusseta and Mae Emma Williams of LaFayette; three brothers,
Calvin Ray and Sylvester Ray, both of Cusseta and Willie Ray of Opelika;
three sisters-in-law, Freda Morgan and Ruby Dawson, both of Detroit, Mich.
and Dorothy Jean Baker of Salem; her brother-in-law, Charlie Thomas of
Detroit, Mich.; her great aunt, Hattie Barrow of Opelika; seven grandchildren;
and a host of other relatives.
A native of Lee County, Ala., Mrs. Todd was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist
Church, where she was associated with the Deacon Wives. She was preceded
in death by her son, Bobby Lewis Todd.
The body will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from noon until
the funeral hour.
Peterson and Williams Funeral Home in Opelika is handling arrangements.
10-19-99 Valley Times-News Valley, AL
WADLEY -- Mr. Zachery Hollis, 77, of Wadley died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999,
at Randolph County Hospital in Roanoke.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. at Leander
Baptist Church in Daviston with the Revs. Myron Buchanan and Sanford Johnson
officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Hollis is survived by his wife, Annie Mae Weaver of Wadley; six
sons, Ray Morris, Benny Perry of Newsite, Ronald Yates, Robert (Wanda)
Weaver and Randy (Barbara) Weaver, all of Wadley and Patrick (Barbara E.)
Weaver of Fort Benning, Ga.; his daughter, Teresa Tucker of Wadley; his
daughter-in-law, Jewell Zachery of Columbia, Tenn.; three brothers, Larry
Zachery of Sylacauga, Robert Zachery and Randy Zachery, both of Alexander
City; four sisters, Gussie Bussey of Columbia, Tenn., Emma Carney of Goldenbrook,
Ill., Geradine (John) Moon of Sylacauga, and Christine Gray of Alexander
City; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two special friends,
Charles Reese and Paul Gay, both of Wadley.
Mr. Zachery was the son of the late Ronald and Fannie Zachery. He was
preceded in death by his first wife, Abby Lou Zachery and his son, Jimmy
The family will receive friends Wednesday after 10 a.m. at Clark Memorial
Funeral Service in Roanoke.
The body will lie in state at the church on Thursday from noon until
the funeral hour.
Clark Memorial Funeral Service in Roanoke is handling arrangements.
10-6-99 Sierra Vista Herald, Arizona
George E. Dietrich, 70, passed away at the University Medical Center
in Tucson on Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999. Mr. Dietrich was born on Aug. 28,
1929, in Pekin, Ill., to Walter George Dietrich and Hazel Edna Medus Dietrich.
George was raised in Illinois, graduated from public schools, attended
college and received his masters in social science with a minor in anthropology.
Following school, George served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne.
After serving in the Army, George taught school for a few years in Illinois,
then moved his family to Bisbee 31 years ago and started his own business,
State Farm Insurance Co. He retired in 1995.
George was a people person. He never met a stranger, always enjoyed
his friends and had a great sense of humor with his family and friends.
He enjoyed photography and weightlifting. He was a 20-year member and past
president of the Bisbee Rotary Club, a past Elk, and a member of the Community
Church of Warren. He also was a member of the Camera Club.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Trudy Dietrich of Bisbee;
one son Karl Walter (Brenda) Dietrich of Oceanside, Calif.; two daughters,
Zoe Ann Dietrich and Margo Dietrich both of Bisbee; one sister, Phyllis
(Rudolph) Vetter of Albuquerque, N.M.; one grandson, Spencer Douglas Dietrich
of Bisbee and one step-grandson, R.J. Sandoval of Oceanside, Calif.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at the
Community Church of warren. The Rev. Jack McCann will officiate. Burial
of cremains will be held privately at a later time. All arrangements are
being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community Church of
Warren or to a favorite charity, in George's memory.
Ignacio S. Nacho Herrera, 78, passed away at his residence in Sierra
Vista on Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, after a lengthy illness. Nacho was born
in Bisbee, Ariz., on June 2, 1921, to Ygnacio Lopez Herrera and Rita Saavedra.
He was raised in Bisbee and attended public schools.
Following school, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After
his tour, he came back to Bisbee and started work with Phelps Dodge Corp.,
where he worked as a miner for 36 years and retired in 1977. Nacho was
a member of St. Patrick Church and the American Legion.
Nachos most important love in his life was his family. His daughters
were his treasures, but his grandchildren were his gems. He enjoyed cooking
for his family and always enjoyed taking his grandsons with him and his
brothers camping and hunting.
Nacho was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Ruth A.
Herrera on March 31, 1984, his only son, Ignacio Boy Herrera, Jr. on May
18, 1969; and two sisters Carmen Jimenez and Delfina Herrera.
Survivors include five daughters, Margaret (Tim) Davis of Tucson, Christine
Bonavito of Buffalo, N.Y., Ruth Valenzuela and Mary Herrera both of Sierra
Vista, Alma (Miguel) Lopez Sr. of Bisbee; 14 grandchildren, Sheri Doherty,
Margaret Malone, April Bonavito, Felicia Bonavito, Gustavo Cisneros Jr.,
Christine Valenzuela, Miguel Lopez Jr., Brian Lopez, Joshua Lopez, Tiffany
Lopez, Eric Davis and Aubree Davis; Tonia Valenzuela and Cindy Valenzuela;
five great-grandchildren, Jason Doherty, Paige Bonavito, Yesenia Lopez,
Brian Lopez Jr. and Adrian Cisneros; also two brothers, Johnny Herrera,
Sr. and Charlie Herrera both of Bisbee; two sisters, Libby Daniels and
Mary Lou Herrera both of Gilbert, Ariz.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Dugan
Funeral Chapel. Rosary will be said on Friday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. followed
by Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Father Stanley Nadolny will
officiate. Cremation will follow the services with burial at a later date.
All arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.
10-7-99 Sierra Vista Herald, Arizona
Thomas W. Cantrell died at his home in Elfrida, Ariz. He was born Oct.
17, 1921, in Fort Sumner, N.M. He grew up in Palo Verde, Ariz., and graduated
from Buckeye Union High School, and received his bachelors and masters
degrees from Northern Arizona University.
A well-known Arizona educator and administrator, he taught school in
Flagstaff, Prescott, Clarksdale, Fort Defiance and Douglas. He was the
first high school principal of Buena High School in Sierra Vista, and was
the principal of Agua Fria Union High School in Goodyear.
He served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War
II, and with the U.S. Army in post war Japan.
He is survived by his wife, Jane (Benham) Cantrell; sons, Michael Kelly
of Sierra Vista and Kenneth William of Willcox; a daughter Kathryn Brown
of Yuma; grandson, Casey Dean Cantrell; three sisters, Ruby Narramore of
Buckeye, Elma Roberts of Palo Verde, Norma Jean Isaac of Phoenix; and one
brother, John Dale Cantrell of Glendale.
Clemente C. Soto, II, 74, passed away at the Tucson Medical Center in
Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, Oct. 4, 1999.
Mr. Soto was born in Bisbee, Ariz., on June 4, 1925, to Clemente Soto
and Rafaela Chavez Soto. Clemente worked as a miner for Phelps Dodge Corp.
and retired in 1976. He was a veteran of the U.S Navy during World War
II. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 16 and the VFW Post
No. 836. He was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and he was
His family loving remembers his great sense of humor and his grandchildren
always were his number one joy in life. He was a devoted husband and father
who loved to take his family on picnics, hunting, fishing and to rodeos,
and he loved to take his wife dancing.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Maria Flores Soto of
Bisbee, six sons, Gilbert (Sallie) Soto of Bisbee, Carlos (Christina) Soto,
Clemente (Shirley) Soto, III, Eddie (Laura) Soto, and Ralph (Martha) Soto
all of San Manuel, Richard Soto of Bisbee; four daughters, Cecilia (Charles)
Pisani of Sierra Vista, Rosalydia (Dan) Hernandez of Bisbee, Susan (Daniel)
Mendez of Tucson and Elizabeth (Michael) McClanahan of Houston, Texas;
17 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Tony Soto of Safford;
and two sisters, Gloria Carbajal of Bisbee and Reina Delgado of Safford.
Viewing will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dugan
Funeral Chapel followed by Rosary being said at St. Patrick Church at 7
p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at
10 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery with military honors.
All arrangements are being handled by Dugan Funeral Chapel.