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Obituaries for Sept. 25, 2002

Arthur Alexander

Arthur Alexander, 86, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. Born March 14, 1916, in Detroit, he was a painter for Burroughs Manufacturer and a World War II Air Force veteran.

He is survived by his sister, Polly Ann Bennett of Las Vegas.

No local services are scheduled. Burial will be in Mount Clemens, Mich. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Pat E. Barden

Pat E. Barden, 83, of Las Vegas died Sept. 10 in Las Vegas. She was born April 2, 1919, in Skipton, England. A resident for 15 years, she was a real estate agent.

She is survived by one sister, Jennie Yates of Skipton; and one niece, Valerie Yates of London.

Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., is handling private arrangements.

Edward A. Blevins

Edward A. Blevins, 72, of Redlands, Calif., died Saturday. He was born June 20, 1930, in Fallston, Md. A former Las Vegas resident for more than 50 years, he was a Korean War and Vietnam War Air Force veteran and retired as a lieutenant colonel, was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Air Force Commendation Medal and was a member of the Masons in San Bernardino, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine of Redlands, Calif; four sons, Bruce Blevins of New York, David Blevins of Mississippi, Gary Blevins of Kentucky and John Blevins of Delaware; seven brothers, Arthur Blevins, Richard Blevins, David Belvins, Phillip Blevins and Tom Blevins, all of Maryland, Michael Blevins of Ohio and Lewis Blevins of Tennessee; two sisters, Brenda Richardson and Sally Boats, both of Maryland; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the San Bernardino Masonic Lodge.

The family suggests donations be made to the San Bernardino Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, 4400 Varsity Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92407-4632.

D'Andre Branch

D'Andre Branch, 40, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born May 6, 1962, in Las Vegas. A resident for 40 years, he was a hotel parking attendant.

He is survived by his former wife, Terry Cason-Branch, one daughter, Andrea Lynn Branch, his mother and stepfather, Johnnie Ruth Branch-Cola and Wesley Cola, his father and stepmother, Jesse and Charlene Branch, and five brothers, Patrick Branch, Demetrius Branch, Jesse Branch Jr., Jason Branch and Jeffery Branch, all of Las Vegas; and his two grandmothers, Doris Johnson of Warren, Ark., and Elizabeth Branch of Tallulah, La.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1100 N. D St. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Marie A. Buckley

Marie A. Buckley, 55, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. A homemaker, she was born Dec. 9, 1946, in South Dakota.

She is survived by her husband, James M.; two sons, Martin Buckley of North Las Vegas and Michael Buckley; one daughter, Mishelle Buckley of North Las Vegas; one sister, Patricia Clark of California; and three grandchildren.

Visitation and services are scheduled 1 p.m. Thursday in Garden Memorial Funeral Home, 3600 W. Vegas Drive. Burial will be private.

Patrick Dean Burg Sr.

Patrick Dean Burg Sr., 67, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Graettinger, Iowa. A resident for 11 years, he was a truck driver for Corcoran Trucking, an amusement park owner, a bar and supper club owner and a Korean War Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Marge; six daughters, Kellie Burg and Elizabeth Franks, both of Palm Springs, Calif., Lori Lara of Beaumont, Calif., Mary Burg of Alabama, Rebecca Burg of Indiana and Carolyn Burg of Las Vegas; one son, Patrick Burg Jr. of Palm Springs and Las Vegas; his parents, Charles and Catherine Burg of Greattinger; two sisters, Beverly Gerber of Upton, Wyo., and Katherine Vandermier of Washington state; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

Annette Marie Clements

Annette Marie Clements, 46, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was born Jan. 18, 1956, in Amarillo, Texas. A resident for 22 years, she owned a photography company.

She is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline Quilliam of Ontario; one son, Chandler Brown of Eunice, N.M.; her mother and stepfather, Vy and Jan Guy, both of Las Vegas; two sisters, Victoria Terzo of Gallatin, Tenn., and Suzie Walker of Amarillo; two brothers, Joe Clements III and Kent Clements, both of Amarillo; her grandmother, Rachel Skidmore of Great Bend, Kan.; and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

The family suggests donations to Doris French Elementary School, 3235 E. Hacienda Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89120.

Bill Davis

Bill Davis, 47, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 24, 1955, in Berlin. A resident for eight years, he was a security officer and a Desert Storm Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Janie; one son, Brenton Davis, two daughters, Erin Davis and Sarah Davis, his mother and stepfather, Betty and Wayne Allen, all of Las Vegas; two brothers, Steven Davis of Anaheim, Calif., and Mark Davis of Cedar City, Utah; and one sister, Cindy McHugh of San Diego.

Visitation is scheduled 4-7 p.m. Thursday in Christ the King Catholic Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Christ the King, followed by burial in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

Willie Franklin Diggs

Willie Franklin Diggs, 77, of Las Vegas died Sept. 18 in Las Vegas. He was born July 18, 1925, in Arcadia, La. A resident for 33 years, he was a wool presser for a dry cleaning company.

He is survived by his wife, Bennie; three daughters, Kathy, Carol and Nicole, all of Las Vegas; six sons, Willie of South Dakota and Jimmie, Michael, Ellis, Kenneth and Adrian, all of Las Vegas; five brothers, Ernest and Charles, both of Fort Worth, Texas, and David, Roy and Martin, all of Las Vegas; one sister, Louise Barnes of Fort Worth; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 3-6 p.m. Thursday in Davis Funeral Home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Davis Funeral Home, followed by burial in Paradise Memorial Gardens, 6200 S. Eastern Ave.

Winsel Samuel 'Wimpy' Drake

Winsel Samuel "Wimpy" Drake, 81, of Bishop, Calif., died Sunday in Bishop. He was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Carson, Iowa. A former resident of Pahrump, he was a letter carrier for 33 years and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; two sons, Dennis of Michigan and Steven of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Linda of Omaha and Diane of Lancaster, Calif.; one brother; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was scheduled at 1 p.m. today in Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church, Pahrump. Brune & Buck Mortuary, 325 W. Elm St., Biship, Calif., is handling arrangements.

Dona R. Flickinger

Dona R. Flickinger, 77, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. She was born April 30, 1925, in Missouri. A resident for three years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; one son, Allan Lane; one daughter, Cathy Gene Murdie; one brother, Michel Flickinger; and one grandchild.

Private family services are scheduled. Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Dasie Louise Fox

Dasie Louise Fox, 86, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born June 30, 1916, in North Carolina. A resident for five years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Ann Skall of Las Vegas; one son, Bob Ray of York, S.C.; two sisters, Gladys Nixon of Charlotte, N.C., and Rose Wilson of Spartanburg, N.C.; and one grandchild.

Memorial services will be held in Charlotte. Burial is pending. Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the American Heart Association, 6370 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Thelma May Jones

Thelma May Jones, 73, of Las Vegas died Sept. 17 in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Scranton, Pa. A resident for 40 years, she was an optometry assistant, a member and past president of Opti-Mrs. of Las Vegas.

She is survived by her husband, Edward; one daughter, Ellen Mankus of Las Vegas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday in Metropolitan Community Church of Las Vegas, 1140 Almond Tree Lane, No. 302. Nevada Funeral Service, 2983 Fremont St., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Ray L. Koons

Ray L. Koons, 72, of North Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Patriot, Ind. A resident for 4 1/2 years, he was a retired public transportation scheduling supervisor and an Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Mary A.; two daughters, Rebecca L. Lindley of Las Vegas and Brenda Gail Chapman of Kentucky; one son, Michael R. Koons of North Las Vegas; three sisters, Ruth Hunt, Rebecca Hunt and Roberta Young, all of Indiana; and seven brothers, Rex Koons of Florida and Roy Koons, Ray L. Koons, Richard Koons, Robert Koons, Randall Koons, Renny Koons and Ronald Koons, all of Indiana; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.

Earl C. Layton

Earl C. Layton, 77, of Blue Diamond died Monday in Blue Diamond. He was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Breezewood, Pa. A resident for 52 years, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; one daughter, Connie Ann Ohlandt of Las Vegas; two sons, Richard Lynn Layton of Umatilla, Ore., and Donald Layton of Blue Diamond; one sister, Violet Cole of Lancaster, Calif.; three brothers, Dick Layton of McKinney, Texas, Don Layton of Tucson and Dan Layton of Mercer, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 11 a.m. services Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., followed by burial in Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Blue Diamond Charitable Association.

Maria Maddock

Maria Maddock, 93, of Henderson died Aug. 17 in a local care center. She was born Aug. 9, 1909.

A private burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Constance McKissack

Constance McKissack, 60, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. She was born May 25, 1942, in Detroit. A resident for 25 years, she was a mental health counselor.

She is survived by two sons, Rasheed Malik and Jason Ross McKissack; four sisters, Carolyn Johnson, Linda Hawkins Mabin, Gail Margaret Hawkins and Lesley Hawkins Baldwin; and two grandchildren.

Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St., is handling arrangements.

Rodney Lewis Peeves

Rodney Lewis Peeves, 46, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 6, 1956, in San Bernardino, Calif. A resident for 15 years, he was a taxi driver and a member of the American Business Women's Association.

He is survived by his father, Lewis Albert Peeves; his mother, Gloria Jeanette Snapp; one son, Jerome Lewis Peeves; one grandchild; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 6 p.m. Wednesday in Garden Memorial Funeral Home, 3600 W. Vegas Drive. Burial will be in Oklahoma.

Agnes Pauline Thomas

Agnes Pauline Thomas, 72, of Henderson died Tuesday in a local hospice. A secretary and member of the Machinists Union, she was born June 29, 1930, in Akron, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband, Casmier Thomas of Las Vegas; two sons, Don Thomas of Kansas City and Ed Thomas of Las Vegas; one daughter, Catherine Thiriot of Henderson; one brother, Hershel Langstaff, and one sister, Ann Rogers, both of Chula Vista, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the LDS Pebble Chapel. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Marilyn Voss

Marilyn Voss, 65, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospital. A retired food packer of snack foods, she was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Kansas City, Kan.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph; five children; four grandchildren; and two grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Hugh Loren Winesett

Hugh Loren Winesett, 85, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born April 20, 1917, in Alamogordo, N.M. A resident for 30 years, he was an engineer in the aircraft industry for 30 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Mikie Sullivan; two sons, Hugh Winesett Jr. and Tom Winesett; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St., is handling arrangements.

Arthur Joseph Woodward

Arthur Joseph Woodward, 88, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 17, 1913, in Stratford, Ontario. A resident for 37 years, he was a communications specialist for a railroad and a World War II Canadian Army.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Blanche; three sons, Raymond Woodward of Overton, Kenneth Woodward of Henderson and Philip Woodward of Boise, Idaho; one daughter, Laurel Medeiros of Pittsburg, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 4-7 p.m. Thursday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be 9 a.m. Friday in Bunkers Chapel. Burial will follow in Eden Vale Memorial Park.

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