Death Notices

Obituaries for Thursday, October 23, 2008

ASMAN -- David Stephens Asman, 67, of Woodlake died Friday. He was a barber. No services. Arrangements: Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel.

AVAKIAN -- Rose Lucy Avakian, 90, of Fresno died Monday. She was a homemaker. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Yost & Webb Funeral Home. Remembrances: Hinds Hospice Home, 1416 W. Twain Ave., Fresno, CA 93711. Arrangements: Yost & Webb Funeral Home.

BECERRA CARRILLO -- Cenobia Becerra Carrillo, 94, of Fresno died Monday. She was a homemaker. Services will be in Mexico. Arrangements: Abbey Funeral & Cremation Service.

BELLI -- Dewey L. Belli, 91, of Firebaugh died Sunday. He was the owner of Belli Hardware. Mass: 10 a.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Remembrances: National Parkinson's Foundation Inc. Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494. Arrangements: Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home in Fresno.

BERBER -- Antonio Murrillo Berber, 76, of Fresno died Oct. 12. He was a farm laborer. Services will be in Mexico. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. today, Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors Chapel.

CEXTON -- Viola Linda Cexton, 94, of Orange, formerly of Fresno, died Tuesday. She was a homemaker. Graveside: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Chapel in Fresno.

CROTTI -- Jonathan Crotti, 27, of Oakhurst died Friday. He was a student at State Center Community College-Oakhurst. Memorial: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sierra Pines Church. Arrangements: Chapel of the Light Funeral Home in Fresno.

DUVALL -- Shelby J. Duvall, 72, of Visalia died Tuesday. She was a cotton mill worker. Graveside: 11 a.m. Monday, Woodville Cemetery. Remembrances: Battered Women's Shelter, 815 W. Oak Ave., Suite A, Visalia, CA 93291. Arrangements: Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.

EMMERSON -- Claude Cornelius Emmerson Jr., 70, of Porterville died Friday. He was an aircraft machinist. Memorial: 2 p.m. Saturday, El Granito Community Worship Center in Plainview. Arrangements: Myers Funeral Service & Crematory.

GEDESE -- Frank Gedese, 41, of Fresno died Saturday. Private services. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California.

GILBERT -- Bobby W. Gilbert, 63, of Woodlake died Saturday. He was a jet and automobile mechanic. Memorial: 1 p.m. Saturday, Woodlake Presbyterian Church. Arrangements: Smith Family Chapel in Exeter.

GUDINO -- Porfirio Gomez Gudino, 82, of Madera died Sunday. He was a forklift driver. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, Smith Manor Grace Chapel. Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday, St. Joachim's Catholic Church.

HARLAN -- Gary Harlan, 56, of Hanford died Monday. He was a welder. Graveside: 1 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements: People's Funeral Chapel.

HERZ -- Bette A. Herz, 77, of Fresno died Monday. She was a dental hygienist. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Stephens & Bean Chapel.

JONES -- Bettie Mae Jones, 79, of Fresno died Oct. 13. Private services. Remembrances: Donor's favorite charity. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

LANFRANCO -- Gena D. Lanfranco, 93, of Fresno died Monday. She was a homemaker. Rosary and Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, Shrine of St. Therese. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Remembrances: Nazareth House, 2121 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93703.

LIGONS -- Joshua Jermaine Ligons, 18, of Fresno died Oct. 13. He was a student. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Chapel. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel.

LOR -- Ka Youa Lor, 86, of Clovis died Sunday. She was a homemaker. Traditional Hmong services: 7 a.m. Saturday to noon Monday, Faith Community Religious Facility in Fresno. Visitation during the services. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors in Fresno.

MALY -- Mina Maly, 66, of Fresno died Oct. 16. She was a homemaker. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

METKOVICH -- Martin Metkovich, 84, of Sanger died Oct. 16. He was a citrus farmer. Services have been held. Arrangements: Yost & Webb Funeral Home in Fresno.

MORALES -- Odulia A. Morales, 84, of Firebaugh died Tuesday. She was a homemaker. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Jehovah's Witnesses Church. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements: Palm Memorial Kerman Chapel.

NILMEIER -- Susan Kay Nilmeier, 55, of Fresno died Oct. 13. She was a clerk for Fresno County and Superior Court for 25 years. Memorial: 10 a.m. Nov. 1, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Remembrances: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI Fresno), P.O. Box 5438, Fresno, CA 93755. Arrangements: Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home.

O'CONNER -- Russell Royce O'Conner, 55, of Fresno died Tuesday. He was a residential construction supervisor for Benart Custom Homes. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Nov. 1, O'Conner family home, 5980 E. Pontiac Way. Remembrances: Make-A-Wish Foundation, 83 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 202, Fresno, CA 93710. Arrangements: Farewell Funeral Service.

OLSON -- Astrid E. Olson, 97, of Auberry died Tuesday. She was a dietitian. Memorial: 2 p.m. Nov. 2, Auberry Library. Remembrances: Friends of Auberry Library, in care of Auberry Library, P.O. Box 279, Auberry, CA 93602. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California in Fresno.

RICHARD -- Rosie L. Richard, 49, of Fresno died Friday. She was a homemaker. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors Chapel. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.

SAMUEL -- Diane Marie Jackson Samuel, 60, of Sacramento, formerly of Fresno, died Monday. She was a secretary. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Saints Rest Baptist Church in Fresno. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors Chapel in Fresno.

SHAW -- James Nathan Shaw, 64, of Porterville died Monday. Private services. Arrangements: Myers Funeral Service & Crematory.

SLUSHER -- James J. Slusher, 79, of Reedley died Saturday. He was a rancher. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Reedley Cemetery Memorial Building. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today, Cairns Funeral Home.

VENTURA GALICIA -- Jaime Ventura Galicia, 17, of Fresno died Monday. He was a farm laborer, the son of Pablo and Catalina Ventura Galicia. Rosary: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Funeraria La Paz. Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

WALLS, DOUG SR. -- Doug Walls Sr., 55, of Corcoran died Tuesday. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Fountain of Life Church. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements: People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford.

WOLF -- Doris M. Wolf, 72, of Reedley died Tuesday. She was a cake decorator and former owner of The Cake Shoppe. Memorial: 11 a.m. Saturday, Clovis Hills Community Church. Remembrances: In lieu of flowers, American Heart Association, 7425 N. Palm Bluffs Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711. Arrangements: Fresno Funeral Chapel.

WRIGHT -- Jennifer Wright, 47, of Chowchilla died Friday. She was a care giver. Memorial: 5 p.m. Saturday, Bear Creek Community Church in Merced. Arrangements: Palm Memorial Worden Chapel.

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