Death Notices

Obituaries for Friday, March 27

ATWOOD — Clint W. Atwood, 61, of Porterville died March 23. He was a self-employed truck driver. Celebration of Life: 1 p.m. March 29 at Eagle’s Lodge. Remembrance: Disabled American Veterans, www.dav.org. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California.

BRASIL — Odilia M. Brasil, 30, of Hanford died March 22. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 27 at St. Brigid Catholic Church. Rosary and Mass: 12:30 p.m. March 27 at the church. Arrangements: Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service.

CALDWELL — Norma Jean Caldwell, 84, of Tollhouse died March 4. She was a retired accounts payable clerk for the IRS. Memorial: 1 p.m. March 29 at Oakview Baptist Church in Auberry. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations in Clovis.

CANTU — Ernesto Y. Cantu, 70, of Fresno died March 19. He was a truck driver. Service: 1 p.m. March 27 at Enrique Reade Family Funeral Home.

CRUZ — Maria Cruz, 80, of Tulare died March 24. She was a homemaker for 40 years. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. March 31 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. March 31 at the chapel . Mass: 10 a.m. April 1 at St Rita’s Catholic Church.

DHALIWAL — Amarjit Kaur Dhaliwal, 85, of Fresno died March 21. She was a homemaker. Service: 10 a.m. March 28 at Shant Bhavan Punjabi Funeral Home.

ELKINS — Murdise Elkins, 84, of Fresno died March 21. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. March 30 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. March 31 at St. Rest Baptist Church.

ENOS-WALL — Joan Eloise Enos-Wall, 71, of Fresno died March 24. She was a salesperson. Memorial: 11:30 a.m. March 27 at Bethany Mennonite Brethren Church. Arrangements: Cairns Funeral Home in Reedley.

HIGGINS — Doris Higgins, 71, of Tulare died March 18. She was a homemaker. Memorial: Noon March 29 at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. Arrangements: Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd in Porterville.

LEAK — Raymond Eugene Leak, 94, of Visalia died March 24. He was a milk truck driver. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. April 1 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel in Tulare. Service: Noon April 2 at Abundant Life Center in Tulare.

LEDEZMA — Angel Ledezma, 83, of Earlimart died March 25. He was an agricultural farm laborer for 53 years. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. March 30 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel in Tulare. Rosary: 6 p.m. March 30 at the chapel. Mass: 1:30 p.m. March 31 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Tulare.

MERRILL — Gitta Maria Merrill, 57, of Clovis died March 6. She was an attorney. Graveside: 10 a.m. March 28 at Clovis Cemetery. Arrangements: Clovis Funeral Chapel.

NARTER — Sam G. Narter, 98, of Visalia died March 24. He was a business owner. Private service. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Home in Tulare.

PALUMBO — Betty Carmella Palumbo, 87, of Fresno died March 17. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Graveside: 11 a.m. March 30 at Belmont Memorial Park.

ROBERTSON — Juanita Marie Robertson, 98, of Fresno died March 25. She was a homemaker. Private service. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations Fresno.

ROTH — Irma Roth, 92, of Reedley died March 10. She was a homemaker. Private service. Remembrance: Palm Village Retirement Community, 703 W. Herbert Ave., Reedley, CA 93654. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel.

SCHAFFER — Margaret Fern Schaffer, 82, of Fresno died March 22. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. March 27 at Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory. Graveside: 11 a.m. March 28 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Laton.

SOTO — Victor Soto, 56, of Fresno died March 11. He was a laborer. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.

STUMP — James Stump, 72, of Fresno died March 24. He was a finish carpenter. Memorial: 2 p.m. March 28 at Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

SWEM — Naomi Jane Swem, 91, of Caruthers died March 23. She was a homemaker. Service: 10 a.m. March 30 at Church of Christ. Arrangements: Sunset Funeral Services.

TUCCORI — Lawrence Stanley Tuccori, 75, of Fresno died March 26. He was an attorney. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

WRIGHT — Alejandrina Wright, 70, of Sanger died March 23. She was a beautician. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. March 30 at Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home. Wake: 7 p.m. March 30 at the funeral home. Service: 10 a.m. March 31 at Annadale Baptist Church.

ZAVALA ANDRADE — Jose Guadalupe Zavala Andrade, 34, of Porterville died March 23. He was a farm laborer. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. March 29 at Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. March 29 at the chapel. Mass: 11 a.m. March 30 at Holy Cross Catholic Church.

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