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    Charles Andrews Smith
    The memorial service for Charles Andrews Smith will be at — p.m.Friday at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
    Mr. Smith, 80, of Medford, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002) at hishome.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American DiabetesAssociation, 380 S.E. Spokane St., Suite 110, Portland, OR 97202.
    He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Glasgow, Ky., the son of Charles andOlive Smith. On May 10, 1948, in Las Vegas, he married Florence Bussinger, who survives.
    Mr. Smith was a salesman in car sales and real estate.
    He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
    Mr. Smith was a member of the Scottish Rite Freemasons of CentralPoint Lodge No. 135.
    He enjoyed gardening, golfing and fishing.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three daughters,Virginia Brown, Eagle Point, Holly Scott, Medford, and Charla Dufour, Santa Barbara, Calif.; fivegrandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister.
    Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.
    William Anderson
    The memorial service for William Anderson will be at 4 p.m. todayat the Ashland Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Private inurnment will be in Mountain View Cemetery,Ashland.
    Mr. Anderson, 92, of Talent, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) atAshland Community Hospital.
    He was born March 12, 1909, in Bingham, Neb., a son of Frank andNellie (Brammer) Anderson. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1956.
    Mr. Anderson served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
    He became a Jehovah's Witness in 1964.
    Survivors include a son, Roy, Talent; four daughters, BobbieLaird, Talent, Barbara Marin, Phoenix, Joyce Pappe, Gold Hill, and Shirley Grabher, Kalispell, Mont.; 18grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Edwards; fourbrothers and five sisters.
    Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory,Ashland.
    Danny Lynn Holcomb
    The funeral service for Danny Lynn Holcomb will be at — p.m. todayat Hillcrest Chapel in Medford. Jeff and Tammy Medcoff of Liberty Evangel Center in Silverton will officiate.Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford.
    Mr. Holcomb, 48, of Silverton, formerly of Medford, died Friday(Jan. 11, 2002) at Salem Hospital, Salem.
    Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
    He was born April 13, 1953, in Canyonville, a son of KennethCharles and Jane Lorraine (Ragan) Holcomb. He grew up in Medford and graduated from Medford High School. Hemoved to Portland when he was 18 and to Silverton six months ago. In 1991, in Reno, Nev., he married SusanSuzy Kay Phillips, who survives.
    Mr. Holcomb was a tube bender for West Coast Bending in Portland.
    He enjoyed restoring old furniture.
    Survivors, include his wife, Suzy, Coos Bay; a son, Shane,Portland; a daughter, Erin Drozda, Portland; a stepson, Jessie Spain, Portland; his mother, Jane L. Baker,Silverton; his father, Kenneth C. Holcomb, Medford; a brother, Douglas C., Salem; four sisters, Sharon K.Holcomb, Silverton, Vickie D. Hamilton and Kathleen E. Gottberg, both Medford, and Sheila Strong, Days Creek;and five grandchildren.
    Arrangements: Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.
    Kenneth ?Kenn? D. Knackstedt
    The memorial service for Kenneth Dean Kenn Knackstedtwill be at — p.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Medford. The Rev. Close will officiate. Privateinterment will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery.
    Mr. Knackstedt, 75, of Medford, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) atProvidence Medford Medical Center.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Memorial Fund,P.O. Box 566, Medford, OR 97501, or Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Center, 228 N. Holly St., Medford,OR 97501.
    He was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Yreka, Calif., the son of Theodoreand Ada Knackstedt. The family moved to the Rogue Valley when he was — year old. On Aug. 29, 1954, in Medford,he married Betty Levine, who survives.
    Mr. Knackstedt was a well-known photographer in the Rogue Valleyfor many years. He retired in 1989.
    He served in the U.S. Army.
    Mr. Knackstedt was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church andthe Medford Crater Lions.
    Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Thomas,Medford; and one grandson.
    Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.
    Myrtle E. Kellems
    The graveside service for Myrtle E. Kellems will be at 10 a.m.Friday at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens, Grants Pass. Pastor Larsen of the First Christian Church will officiate.
    Mrs. Kellems, 91, of Medford, died Tuesday (Jan. 15, 2002) atCanyonwood Convalescent in Redding, Calif.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American HeartAssociation, 10 Crater Lake Ave., Suit 10, Medford, OR 97504.
    She was born Sept. 21, 1910, in Velva, N.D., a daughter of Amundand Ella Amundson. On Dec. 15, 1927, in Pasadena, Calif., she married Fay I. Kellems, who died in 1990.
    Mrs. Kellems was a mezzo-soprano in light opera in Pasadena,Calif.
    She enjoyed her dog and flowers.
    Survivors include a daughter, Jean Christenson, Redding, Calif.; asister, Olive Kellems, Ontario, Calif.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded indeath by a son.
    Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.
    Jean Marie Rogers
    Jean Marie Rogers, 77, of Ashland, died Thursday (Jan. 10, 2002)in Ashland. A private memorial service was held at Scenic Hills Memorial Park, Ashland. Chaplain John Braundofficiated.
    She was born May 24, 1924, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of John T.and Gertrude (Kohler) Smoody. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1946. On Dec. 8,1951, in Berkeley, Calif., she married Murray D. Rogers, who died in 1989.
    Mrs. Rogers was an accountant and executive in the data processingindustry until her retirement.
    She and her husband lived in Alaska, Arkansas and California andenjoyed many years of travel throughout the United States. They moved to Hornbrook, Calif., in 1986, and Mrs.Rogers moved to Yreka in 1999. She recently moved to Ashland to live with her niece, Carolyn Brand.
    Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Huckle, Reno, Nev.
    Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Crematory,Ashland.
    Lila Idella Burda
    Lila Idella Burda, 85, of Medford, died Saturday (Jan. 12, 2002)at Three Fountains Nursing Center in Medford. A private service was held Jan. 13. Chaplain Paul Hagedorn ofProvidence Hospice officiated. A celebration of life will be held in July at a family reunion in Prineville.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Community HealthFoundation, Hospice, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504, or to a favorite charity.
    She was born Sept. 27, 1916, in Schafer, N.D., a daughter of Royand Gertrude (Stenehjem) Mitten. She grew up in McKenzie County, N.D., and attended rural schools in NorthDakota and high school in Sidney, Mont. She attended college in Dickinson, N.D., and Eastern Montana Normal inBillings, Mont. On Jan. 5, 1941, in Chico, Calif., she married Orville F. Burda, who survives. The Burdaslived in Redding, Calif., until 1946, when they moved to Dickinson, N.D., where her husband managed KDIX radiostation. They moved to Fargo, N.D., in 1959 and lived there until 1966, when they moved to Medford.
    Mrs. Burda taught at rural schools in North Dakota until hermarriage.
    She did volunteer work and was a member of the Medford P.E.O., theOrder of the Eastern Star and the Lioness? Auxiliary. She was also a member of Ascension Lutheran Church inMedford.
    Mrs. Burda enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, reading and Biblestudy and spending time at their winter home in Surprise, Ariz., with their snowbird friends.
    Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, Donald,Trail; two daughters, Rolene Dinsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Patricia Burda, Seattle; two sisters, GertrudeSmith, Sidney, Mont., and Ruby Lang, Moorhead, Minn.; three grandsons; and three great-grandsons. She waspreceded in death by a brother, Bud Mitten; and three sisters, Sara Vuylesteke, Myrtle Lamb and Inez Dore.
    Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    Diana Spees Stolsig
    Diana Spees Stolsig, 54, of Central Point, died Sunday (Jan. 13,2002) at Providence Medford Medical Center. No service is planned at this time.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Medford RehabilitationCenter, 625 Stevens St., Medford, OR 97504, or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter, 1650N.W. Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97209.
    She was born Nov. 19, 1947, in Portland, a daughter of Joseph andDorothy (Egger) Spees. She lived in Brookings from 1952 to 1966, and graduated from Brookings High School in1966. She attended the University of Oregon for three years and lived in Eugene for 30 years. She lived inCentral Point for one year.
    Mrs. Stolsig was a flight attendant for TWA for three years.
    She enjoyed travel and horseback riding.
    Survivors include a daughter, Heidi Jo Stolsig, Louisville, Ky.;her mother, Dorothy Egger Spees, Eugene; a brother, Michael Spees, Central Point; and two sisters, Judy Yelton,Eugene, and Debra Alexander, Tigard. She was preceded in death by her father.
    Arrangements: Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care, CentralPoint.
    R. Dale Nickell
    R. Dale Nickell, 87, of Phoenix, died Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) athis home. No service is planned at this time. Interment will be in South Lawn Cemetery, Tucson, Ariz.
    He was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Brushie Prairie, Ind., a son of Leeand Mary Nickell. He received a bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master'sdegree from Southern Oregon University.
    In 1941, in Oxford, Ohio, he married Elizabeth Stewart, who diedin 1963. In 1969, in Tucson, Ariz., he married Maude Houtz, who died in 1992.
    Mr. Nickell was a longtime educator.
    He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.
    Mr. Nickell enjoyed reading, traveling, and visiting with familyand friends.
    Survivors include two sons, Stewart M., Constantine, Mich., andWilliam Dale, Spokane, Wash.; a stepson, James Houtz, Dana Point, Calif.; a daughter, Martha Ann Ferrell,Medford; a stepdaughter, Barbara Montee, Capistrano Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 12great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood, and a sister, Wayland Phillips.
    Arrangements: Hillcrest Mortuary, Medford.
    Murray ?Richard? Simpson
    The interment service for Murray Richard Simpson willbe at 2 p.m. Monday at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
    Mr. Simpson, 73, of Shady Cove, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at hishome.
    Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford.
    Martha Newlin
    Martha Newlin, 85, of Ashland, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) atMedford Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Arrangements will be announced by Litwiller-Simonsen FuneralHome, Ashland.
    Edna E. Dukes
    Edna E. Dukes, 90, of Medford, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) atProvidence Medford Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives andCrematory.
    Scott Wolfe
    Scott Wolfe, 37, of Grants Pass, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) atProvidence Medford Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Abbey Funeral, Medford.
    John H. Marken
    John H. Marken, 67, of Medford, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002) at hishome. Arrangements will be announced by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory.
    Mary Louise Wetzel
    Mary Louise Wetzel, 63, of Shady Cove, died Monday (Jan. 14, 2002)at Rogue Valley Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Perl Funeral Home, Medford.
    Margaret D. Jensen-McCormick
    Margaret Dee Jensen-McCormick, 90, of Grants Pass, died Monday(Jan. 14, 2002) at Medford Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Arrangements will be announced by HillcrestMortuary, Medford.
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