Heritage Coolidge Funeral Home

Trust, Compassion and Affordability Since 1981

The Heritage Family of Funeral Homes have served the greater Phoenix area for 30 years under the careful guidance of the Stobierski family. Today, as a third generation family-owned firm, we have become the area’s most preferred funeral homes by providing the highest level of service to our community.

As a full-service firm with eight convenient funeral home locations, five cemeteries and two privately owned crematories, we have consistently offered the area’s most reasonable prices in funeral services. We take personal pride in the beauty of our facilities and the professionalism of our staff.

We welcome you to visit our funeral homes and become acquainted with our comfortable facilities and meet our compassionate staff. Please consider this a personal invitation, from our family to yours.


Our Obituaries

Rosie Lee Hursey

September 27, 1925 - October 9, 2014

Rosie Lee Hursey, 89, of Coolidge returned to God on October 9, 2014. Mrs. Hursey was born in Portageville, Missouri to Jenny Mae Cross and Joseph Bonaparte. Rosie enjoyed fishing, sewing, shopping, and gardening. She was married to Grant Hursey Jr., in 1949 and they spent 59 years together raising their 12 biological children and 2 adopted children. She worked and retired at the Arizona...
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James "Jim" Ephrim Rimmer, I

December 19, 1944 - September 24, 2014

James "Jim" Ephrim Rimmer I, 69, of Coolidge, passed away on September 24th, 2014 at his home. He was born to Charles and Eunice (Mathews) Rimmer on December 19, 1944 in Mississippi. Jim made his home in Coolidge early on in life; he was a local businessman and civic leader. Jim owned a Barber Shop and cut hair for 51 years in Coolidge. He served on many civic boards and was the Vice-Mayor...
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Steven Eric Long, I

October 2, 1962 - September 12, 2014

Steven Eric Long I, Valley Farms, passed away on September 12, 2014. He was born in Taylorville, Illinois to parents Marilyn (Humes) and Harry Long. Steven enjoyed fishing, golf, and racing cars. He was a devoted father, and loved his 12 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by both of his parents. Steven is survived by his wife, Maribel Long, daughter; Amanda Toeania, step-daughters; Molly...
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Kenneth L Carpenter

March 9, 1931 - August 19, 2014

Carpenter, Kenneth L, age 83, of Valley Farms, AZ passed away at home with his family by his side Aug 19, 2014. He was born in Eden, AZ to William Leland and Inez Corine (Hancock) Carpenter Mar 9, 1931. Ken and Joy moved from Safford AZ to Valley Farms in 1953 to work at the Kempton Dairy. In 1957, Ken began his career at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, where he worked as an Electrical Lineman...
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Edward Henry Souders

November 17, 1923 - August 13, 2014

Edward Henry Souders passed away on August 13, 2014. He was born in Bethlehem, PA to Harold George Souders and Mabel Van Doren on November 17, 1923. As a young man Ed left Pennsylvania at the beginning of WWII, after he learned that he was unable to enlist for medical reasons. Ed worked as a ranch hand throughout the southwest and Montana until he met and married Mary Grantham Boice of the...
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Clifford Allen Brooke

July 10, 1959 - July 28, 2014

Clifford Allen Brooke passed away at home July 28, 2014 at the age 55. Born in Castro Valley, California to Clinton and Patsy (Fuller) Brooke. Cliff was and avid coin collector and enjoyed watching hummingbirds. He loved to fish and to be outdoors and animal watch. You would often catch him watching M.A.S.H. on the television. He was eager to help others and had a great sense of humor. He...
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Robert Jackson

December 27, 1939 - July 13, 2014

Robert Lee Jackson, 74, of Coolidge died at his home on July 13, 2014. Mr. Jackson was born in Waxahachie, Texas, on Dec. 27, 1939, to James and Ernestine (Collins) Jackson. He was grounded in his faith and active in his church. He enjoyed time with his family and friends. He could do a little bit of everything and delighted in fixing things and gardening. He always was willing to help anyone...
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Wilma Jean Parks

June 14, 1934 - July 12, 2014

Wilma Jean Parks, 80, passed away on July 12, 2014 in Casa Grande, AZ. Wilma was born to Paul and Virgia (Griffith) Kays in Mooresville, IN on June 14, 1934. Wilma was the oldest of five children. Wilma retired after a long career with the Department of Economic Security, at the Arizona Training Center in Coolidge, AZ. She had a passion for music during the days of her youth. Wilma...
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Lucille Amos

October 8, 1925 - July 5, 2014

Another angel has arrived in heaven by the name of Lucille Amos who passed July 5. She is now with her husband, Carl Amos. Lucille was born in Kanima, OK Oct 8, 1925 to parents Esther and "Son" Bryant. Left behind are 6 children: Donnie Amos in Delta, UT; Carol Giorsetti in Dudlyville, AZ; Shirley Stephenson in Cottonwood, AZ; Barbara Dean in Buckeye, AZ; Paul Amos in Pensacola, FL; and Daniel...
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Yvonne Chamberlin

March 11, 1938 - June 13, 2014

Yvonne Chamberlin, 76, of Florence, AZ passed away on June 13, 2014. She was born in Shaw, MS to Rufus Garfield and Elsie Amona (Cole) Stricklen. Yvonne enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling with her husband, computers, emailing friends, and going to flea markets. She was a woman who always lent a helping hand, and had an outgoing personality. She is survived by her husband of 55 years,...
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Harry "Stony" Reid Burke

January 13, 1958 - May 21, 2014

Stony Burke entered into God's hands, May 21, 2014 at his home in Oracle. He was born January 13, 1958 to Jackie Lou Burke in St. Petersburg, FL. Longtime resident of Coolidge, AZ, he worked at Arizona Water Company for over 37 years holding various positions. Stony was a devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a compassionate, generous, Christian man who never turned away a...
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Albert Philip Farnsworth

August 11, 1941 - April 23, 2014

Albert Philip Farnsworth, 72, of Coolidge died of natural causes on April 23, 2014. Mr. Farnsworth was born to Albert and Barbara Farnsworth in Mesa on Aug. 11, 1941. He had been a resident of the Arizona Training Program at Coolidge for the past six decades. A gentle soul, he especially loved western music. He is survived by a sister, Virginia Farnsworth King of Ontario, California.
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Calvin Edgar Lain

January 14, 1928 - February 11, 2014

Calvin Edgar Lian, age 86, passed away February 11, 2014 at Royal Palm Manor in Apache Junction, Arizona. Born January 14, 1928 in Hamden, Missouri, he was the son of the late Frederick M. and Opal R.(Hardin) Lain. Calvin a long time resident of Newark, California, moved to Arizona after a recent illness where he could live near his daughter JoAnna(Lain) Weatherbe. Calvin graduated from...
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Elena Galindo

November 4, 1919 - February 1, 2014

Elena Galindo, age 94, passed away February 1, 2014. She was born November 4, 1919 in Metcalf, AZ to Esteban and Albina Mascorro. Elena enjoyed music, singing, and dancing. She loved being around her family. Elena is predeceased by her parents, 3 children; Vicente Diaz, Arturo Diaz, and Corina Yucupicio and 3 grandchildren. Elena is survived by her children Celia Nieto, Frank Diaz,...
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Jean Jennings Kingsbury

September 23, 1930 - January 24, 2014

Jean (Jennings) Kingsbury, born September 23, 1930 in Mt. Home, Arkansas went to her home in Heaven on January 24, 2014. Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Ariel and Alfred Seats, her first Husband L.C. (Buck) Jennings, three brothers; Leonard Seats, Leo Seats, Edgar Seats, and her second husband Homer Kingsbury. Loved and missed by her six daughters, seventeen grandchildren, twenty...
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Benjamin Ray Barnes

August 25, 1949 - December 24, 2013

Ben Barnes born August 25, 1949 passed on Christmas Eve 2013. He has joined his father Woodie, his daughter's mother Betty, his brother Calvin, sisters; Vickie, and Diane. He was an active fisherman always trying to out fish his brother or his grandkids. He loved his family dearly. He has left behind his mother Bonnie, his brothers Daryl, Mike, and Tommy. Also, wife Connie, and his daughter Beth...
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Jose "Joe" Silvas Garcia

November 17, 1949 - December 15, 2013

Joe Garcia, age 64, passed away December 15, 2013. He was born November 17, 1949 in Florence, AZ to Jose and Alicia (Silvas) Garcia. He was an avid snow skier and enjoyed spending time in Rocky Point. He was actively involved in the 4-H club with his daughter for 9 years. Jose was a jack of all trades and when he worked he was a machinery fabrication repairman for an aerodynamics company. He...
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Scott Lee Morgan

April 14, 1983 - December 9, 2013

Born April 14th, 1983 passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 9th, 2013. Scott was born with severe cerebral palsy and had a very special life-long loving relationship with his father Tom Morgan, who was also Scotts' primary care provider. Scott enjoyed watching his favorite cartoons; Yogi Bear, Garfield, Flintstones, Ninja Turtles and video games...
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Betty J Ruiz

April 14, 1933 - December 8, 2013

Betty J Ruiz, age 80, of Coolidge, passed away December 8, 2013 with family by her side. She was born in Oakland, California April, 14, 1933 to Frank & Flora (Rodriguez) Ornelas. She lived in Florence and Coolidge most of her life. A very caring person, she would help everyone she could and was fondly known as "Grandma". Betty was actively involved in raising her 23 grandkids and 50 great...
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Hannelore Elisabeth Kirton

July 14, 1944 - December 4, 2013

Hannelore Elisabeth Kirton, age 69, passed away December 4, 2013. She was born July 14, 1944 in Germany, to Ludwig and Elise (Nettermann) Bindeburg. She married her husband and moved to this country in 1982 from Germany. They lived in several different states while her husband served our country in the US Army before settling in Coolidge. She was very well known for her baking having made...
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Coralane Knight

May 8, 1939 - November 6, 2013


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Roberto Coronado Perez

June 17, 1937 - September 29, 2013

Roberto Coronado Perez, fallecio el día Septiembre 29, 2013 y nacio Junio 17,1937 en Chihuahua, Mexico. Sus padres Gabriel y Manuela (Perez) Coronado. Le sobre viven su esposa de 54 años Rita, e hijas Elizabeth Sanchez, Erika Coronado, Sandra Coronado, Luzemma Coronado, y sus hijos Roberto Jr., Jose S., y Hector J. Roberto era un hombre maravilloso, y muy respetado y querido por todos que...
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Ralph Fred Weinberg

July 17, 1928 - September 24, 2013

Ralph Fred Weinberg, age 85, passed away September 24, 2013. He was born July 17, 1928 in Bensonville, IL to Randolph J and Irene (Witt) Weinberg. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Janice Weinberg; daughters Nancie Weinberg, Patricia Haynie, Barbara Bret, Brenda Skaggs, Teri Patterson; sister Marie Niehaus; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
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Javier Garcia

August 18, 2013

Javier Garcia, 57, died on Aug. 18, 2013. Mr. Garcia was born on March 31, 1956, in East Los Angeles, Calif., to Refugio and Mary Lou (Hernandez) Garcia. He loved to barbecue and be with his grandchildren. He also loved lowrider cars, listening to old music and being in the White Mountains. He was a father figure to many youths and never said no to anybody he could help. He is survived by...
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Thomas Alva "Alvie" Hawkins

May 1, 1925 - July 29, 2013

Thomas Alva Hawkins, 88, a longtime high school coach who won three state championships and other honors, died on July 29, 2013, in the White Mountains, surrounded by his wife and children. Mr. Hawkins, known as Alva and also Alvie, was born on May 1, 1925, to Lee and Zella Hawkins in Olustee, Okla. He attended school in Weatherford, Okla., and graduated from Weatherford High School. In 1943...
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Bruce Arnold Delbridge

March 23, 1925 - July 4, 2013

Mr. Delbridge was born on March 23, 1925, in Flint, Mich., to Oscar and Edna (Augustine) Delbridge. He served in the Army and spent time in Japan. He was a cook and sharpshooter. He loved to restore cars and play guitar and fiddle. He was a member of the Desert Country Musicians of Casa Grande. An active life member of the Coolidge Church of the Nazarene, he dedicated much time doing chores...
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Savanna Lenore Janes

July 29, 1989 - June 29, 2013

Ms. Janes was born on July 29, 1989, in Mesa. At age 13, she attended Arizona State University through the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. She studied nursing at Brigham Young University. A talented artist, she had work displayed at Tempe Public Library. An active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, she loved animals, and her closest companion was her cat, Sydney. She...
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Sarah June Fast

June 15, 1937 - June 27, 2013

Sarah June Fast, age 76, passed away June 27, 2013. She was born June 15, 1937 in Harty, AR to Elmus & Ethel Powell. She worked as a sales clerk in variety stories in her younger years. She met the love of her life Donald during her teen years, married and had son Donald Jr. She was a fantastic wife, mother and homemaker known for her great cooking. Her creative mind produced amazing things....
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Francisca Margarita Catalina Lopez Ruiz

December 19, 1948 - June 13, 2013

Francisca Margarita Catalina Lopez Ruiz, age 64, passed away June 13, 2013. She was born December 19, 1948 in Florence, AZ to Joe and Catalina (Lopez) Ruiz. A Funeral Service will be held 9:00 AM Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in Florence with burial to follow at Florence Cemetery. She served our country for 20 years in the US Air Force. After...
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Richard Joseph Puchacz

September 3, 1989 - June 12, 2013

Richard Joseph Puchacz, age 23, passed away June 12, 2013. He was born September 3, 1989 in Phoenix, AZ to Ernest Castro III and Trena Wheeler. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. July 1, 2013 at Florence Baptist Church 30 N. Willow St. in Florence. Pastor Dale Storm officiating. Richard is survived by his mother Trena Wheeler; fiancee Malinda Green-Fulton; brothers Mark...
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Lucy Fansler

June 14, 1922 - June 1, 2013

Coolidge- Lucy Fansler, 90, died June 1, 2013. Services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home-Coolidge. Visitation 9:00 A.M. Funeral 10:00 A.M. with burial to follow at Heritage Valley Memorial Park. Lucy Fansler was born June 14, 1922, in Lawrence, Alabama to John and Ina (Meeks) Ledford. Lucy was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother...
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Michael Eno

November 14, 1961 - May 30, 2013

FLORENCE — Michael Allen "Mike" Eno, 51, died on May 30, 2013. Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in Coolidge, with rosary recited at 9:30 A.M.. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Burial will be in Florence Cemetery. Mr. Eno was born on Nov. 14, 1961, in Missouri to Robert L. Eno Sr. and Helen L. Hofstetter Eno. He was a dedicated EMT...
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Kenneth L Dyreson

June 15, 1942 - May 26, 2013

Kenneth L Dyreson, age 70, passed away May 26, 2013. He was born June 15, 1942 in Hepner, OR to Kenneth and Agnes (Davidson) Dyreson. Kenneth is survived by daughter Lynette (Walter) Tafoya of Coolidge, AZ, son Kenneth A Dyreson of Coolidge, AZ and daughter Deborah L Larson of Spokane, WA; 3 brothers:Jerry Dyreson, Jim Dyreson, Bob Dyreson and 2 sisters: Sandy Neal and Michelle Pace. He...
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Margarita Rodriguez

February 2, 1912 - May 25, 2013

Margarita Rodriguez, age 101, passed away May 25, 2013. She was born February 2, 1912 in Mexico. Margarita is survived by one daughter, Francisca Palacios of Coolidge, AZ; 17 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and 51 great-great grandchildren. A Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 29 from 5:00 -7:00 P.M. with a Rosary Service at 7:00 P.M. at Heritage-Coolidge Funeral Home. A Funeral...
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Mary Ann Coomes

August 20, 1938 - May 23, 2013

COOLIDGE — Mary Ann Coomes, 74, died on May 23, 2013, in Sun City West. Mrs. Coomes was born on Aug. 20, 1938, in Sylacauga, Ala., to Leroy and Sadie (Howard) Smith. She moved to Phoenix at age 4 with her parents and siblings and attended West Phoenix High School. She earned an associate degree from Phoenix College and bachelor's and master's from the University of Phoenix. Her family was...
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Ernest Castro II

May 28, 1924 - May 20, 2013

FLORENCE — Ernest Espinoza Castro II, 88, died on May 20, 2013. Mr. Castro was born on May 28, 1924, in Los Angeles to Ernest and Aurora (Espinoza) Castro. He moved to Florence at age 16. At 17 he joined the Army and served with the 675th Glider Field Artillery Battalion during World War II, earning the Glider Badge, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine...
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Eddie Haught

November 4, 1928 - May 16, 2013

COOLIDGE — Eddie Denmeade Haught, 84, died on May 16, 2013. Mr. Haught was born on Nov. 4, 1928, in Miami, Ariz., to Edd and Irma (Marmon) Haught and was a grandson of Payson Valley pioneers Elma and Anderson "Babe" Haught. He ranched and farmed for many years, was a cowboy at heart and also a real estate specialist. He was kind and quiet, loved his family and would go out of his way...
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Laverne McClendon

December 29, 1927 - May 12, 2013

Laverne (Hansen) McClendon, age 85, passed away in her home May 12, 2013. She was born, Laverne Whitney, on a ranch outside of Las Vegas, Nevada on December 29, 1927 and grew up without the luxuries of running water and electricity. She moved to Coolidge in 1960 and outlived four husbands: the first being Scott Hansen with whom she bore seven children, all of whom are still living; Paul...
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Steven Darrell Scott

April 21, 1948 - May 7, 2013

Steven Darrell Scott, age 65, passed away May 7, 2013. He was born April 21, 1948 in Wichita, KS to Roy and Edna (Thompson) Scott. Steven enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid outdoorsman- a true cowboy at heart. He was an active member of Eloy Masonic Lodge #46. In his younger days he was a team roper, golfer and well known for his humor. Steven is survived by...
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James Wilburn Stokes

April 29, 1941 - April 22, 2013

James Wilburn Stokes, age 71, passed away April 22, 2013. He was born April 29, 1941 in Florence, AZ to Wilburn and Mabel (Cochran) Stokes. A Private Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. James is survived by daughter Lisa Floyd and husband, Cross Plains, TX, son William "Eric" Stokes Sr. of Coolidge, AZ; sisters Julia Ann Sokatch-Weaver of Claypool, AZ and Vada Ruth...
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Dale Eldon Woods

January 25, 1927 - April 17, 2013

Dale Eldon Woods, 86, died on April 17, 2013, with his family by his side. Mr. Woods was born on Jan. 25, 1927, in Greensburg, Kan., to Arthur E. Woods and Emma O. Duncan. He was devoted to his family and friends. He was a World War II veteran of the Pacific Theater who served in the infantry and 213th Military Police Company in Japan. He proudly worked 31 years for Phelps Dodge Corporation...
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Arvie Vaughn

August 23, 1930 - March 21, 2013

"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal." This was the life of a man who cherished his family and loved God's people, he will always be remembered. The family that prays together stays together. Mr. Arvie Vaughn Sr. was one of 22 children born to the parentage of Mr. Henry Vaughn Sr. (Papa) and Mrs. Lula Vaughn (Big mama) on August 23, 1930 in Arkansas. He had to leave s chool early in...
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Jim "Buddy" Turnbull

September 26, 1930 - February 22, 2013

Jim "Buddy" Turnbull, 82 years of age, of Coolidge Arizona, passed away on February 22nd, 2013. He was born on September 26th, 1930 in Safford, Arizona to Dick and Susannah Turnbull. Jim grew up in Safford Arizona, where he graduated from high school. After high school he attended Eastern Arizona College, where he met the love of his life, Carol. Jim and his wife made their home in Coolidge...
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Ernestine Ernie Martinez

June 1, 1943 - February 19, 2013

Ernestine Tidwell Martinez, 69 of Coolidge died on February 19, 2013 at home. Ernie was known throughout Coolidge for her daycare services. Over the past thirty years, she enjoyed caring for countless children. She also enjoyed spending time with her large family. She is survived by one son Jimmy Tapia, Jr. of Coolidge and three daughters: Charlotte Simpson of Tucson, Jerrie Martinez...
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Virgie Alene Williams

August 18, 1923 - February 15, 2013

VIRGIE ALENE WILLIAMS, age 89, passed away February 15, 2013. She was born August 18, 1923 in Checota, OK to Jeff and Lillian (Vinson) Irvin. Virgie is survived by children: Iva(Olan)Williams, Dean (Margie)Stevens, Janice Agguire, Danny(Mary) Williams, Donny(Frances) Williams, Jerry(Pam) Allen Williams and Tony Ray Williams; numerous grand children, great grand children and great great grand...
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John "Jack" Lewis

October 25, 1942 - January 9, 2013

"LOOK AFTER THE LITTLE THINGS"
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