ALVAREZ — Teresa V. Alvarez, 76, of Porterville died Sept. 11. She was a fieldworker. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Myers Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at St. Anne’s Church.
ARRANTS — Benjamin Lee Arrants, 85, of Selma died Sept. 12. He was a masonry salesman. Visitation: 8 to 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at Creighton Memorial Chapel. Graveside: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Selma Cemetery District.
AVITIA — Tomas Avitia, 89, of Fresno died Sept. 5. He was a farmer. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 at Palm La Paz Funerals & Cremations. Service: 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at The Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6641 E. Butler Ave.
BISHEL — Esther Bishel, 88, of Madera died Sept. 13. She was a farmer. Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Jay Chapel. Service: 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at the funeral home. Remembrances: Valley Children’s Hospital, 9300 Valley Children’s Place, Madera, CA 93636 or Trinity Lutheran Church, 1125 N. Lake St., Madera, CA 93638.
BLACK — Robert M. Black, 87, of Fresno died Sept. 8. He was a truck driver. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at Second Baptist Church.
BOTTOMS — Sandra Ann Bottoms, 69, of Dinuba died Sept. 9. She was a food preparer at Sierra View Homes in Reedley. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Cairns Funeral Home Chapel in Reedley. Service: 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the chapel.
CHRISTIANSON — Richard Wayne Christianson, 71, of Oakhurst died Sept. 10. He was a truck driver. Graveside: 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Selma District Cemetery. Arrangements: Palm Memorial Sierra Chapel.
COX — Lloyd Raymond Cox, 70, of Selma died Sept. 11. He was a loan officer for First California Federal Credit Union for 20 years. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Farewell-Page Funeral Chapel. Service: Noon Sept. 16 at the funeral home.
ERNST — Juanita Dale Ernst, 88, of Exeter died Sept. 9. She was a gift department manager at Exeter Mercantile. Service: 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at Smith Family Chapel.
GEE — Timothy Aaron Gee, 47, of Sanger died Sept. 10. He was an auto restorer. Memorial: 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at Calvary Fellowship Church. Arrangements: Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home.
HUFFORD — Ronald Raymond Hufford, 82, of Miramonte died Sept. 10. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. No services will be held. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.
HUNTER — Brian Shirley Hunter, 59, of Fresno died Sept. 8. He was a high school chemistry teacher. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Farewell Funeral Service. Service: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1135 E. Alluvial Ave.
JOHNSON — Mary B. Johnson, 66, of Fresno died Aug. 30. She was a medical CNA. Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Sterling & Smith Funeral Chapel.
JONES — John Wayne Jones, 49, of Fresno died Sept. 5. He was a gardener. Memorial: 1 p.m. Sept. 17 in Mesquite, Texas. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors Inc.
KASEROFF-BABSHOFF — Dorothy Kaseroff-Babshoff, 92, of Kerman died Sept. 10. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Palm Memorial Kerman Chapel. Service: 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Lake Ave Church. Graveside: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at First United Molokan Christian Kerman Cemetery.
LEA — Joe G. Lea, 81, of Visalia died Sept. 8. He was a cattle rancher. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Smith Family Chapel in Exeter. Graveside: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Visalia District Cemetery.
LEON — Esther Ramirez Leon, 89, of Clovis died Sept. 4. She was a teachers aide for Fresno Unified School District for 21 years. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Mass: 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Guadalupe Chapel. Remembrance: Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711.
MADRIGAL GUDINO — Javier Madrigal Gudino, 51, of Farmersville died Sept. 7. He was a farm laborer. Rosary: Noon Sept. 18 at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel. Memorial: 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at the funeral home.
MANNING — Deborah Anne Manning, 66, of Fresno died Sept. 6. She was a retired teacher and co-owner of Petunia’s Place Bookstore. Memorial: 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at St. James Cathedral. Remembrances: Valley Public Radio, 2589 Alluvial Ave., Clovis, CA 93611 or The Cat House on the Kings, 7120 S. Kings River Road, Parlier, CA 93648. Arrangements: Farewell Funeral Service.
MATSUMOTO — Hoshiko Helen Matsumoto, 95, of Clovis died Sept. 2. She was a registered nurse for 40 years. Memorial: 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Lisle Funeral Home.
OCHINERO — Lidia Ochinero, 104, of Clovis died Sept. 11. She was an electric contractor secretary. Graveside: 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at Belmont Memorial Park. Remembrances: Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817 or Lions Eye Foundation of California, 2340 Clay St., San Francisco, CA 94115. Arrangements: Stephens and Bean Chapel.
SIMS — James Otis Sims Sr., 64, of Clovis died Sept. 5. He was a pastor. Celebration of Life: 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at NorthPointe Community Church. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors Inc.
SMART — Karen Lynette Smart, 63, of Clovis died Sept. 11. She was a medical legal consultant for 25 years. Memorial: 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Boice Funeral Home. Remembrance: St. Jude Children’s Hospital Memorial Department, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148.
SMITH — Wesley Smith, 53, of Clovis died Sept. 8. He was a truck driver for Nabisco for 19 years. Service: 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at Boice Funeral Home.
TOOMASIAN — John Toomasian, 91, of Fresno died Sept. 5. He was a retired educator and coach. Memorial: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at St. Paul Armenian Church. Remembrances: Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School, 108 N. Villa Ave., Clovis, CA 93612 or California Armenian Home, 6720 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727. Arrangements: Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel.
VALENCIA — Mary Valencia, 68, of Dinuba died Sept. 11. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Dopkins Dinuba Funeral Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the funeral home.
ZAVALA — Ruth Rodriguez Zavala, 90, of Fresno died Sept. 7. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Sterling & Smith Funeral Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Sept. 16 at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.