US obituaries

Burns: Birthday wishes to a lifelong teacher

Happy birthday, Miss Merz. My former teacher will be celebrating her 105th birthday in late October. I’m nearing 80 myself but am still learning life’s lessons from my teacher. https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/bakersfield.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/eb/3eb876fa-d1b8-11e8-97b0-f7043cfde93c/5bc6a4f777d23.image.jpg?resize=640,771#

ROMERO, MARGARITA APODACA

Margarita Apodaca Romero ,97 of Glendale, AZ, passed away on October 14, 2018. She was born in Miami, Arizona to David and Julia Apodaca Perez. As a young girl Margarita had to quit school to go to work to help her family. She worked many years in a laundry taking…

PHOTO GALLERY: Dussehra festival in India comes to an end

(AP) Thursday marked the end of Dussehra festival in Jammu, India. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/bakersfield.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/2a/42a976e6-d326-11e8-88f7-7370bf8927b8/5bc90aef86854.image.jpg?resize=640,409#

Glen ‘Scratch’ Zorman

Glen “Scratch” Zorman, age 61, of Ely, lived until Saturday, October 13, 2018. He spent his final days at home cared for by his loving wife, Lynn, his family, friends and faithful dog Jani. https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/virginiamn.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/0e/60e41ba0-d323-11e8-80ae-1f4e1ebe08b1/5bc9062b840a4.image.jpg?resize=300,428#

Clark, William Shelburn

William Shelburn Clark, age 78, passed away at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital on Saturday, October 13 in Marietta, GA due to head injuries sustained from a difficult fall. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Opal Clark and a son, Ricky Shelburn Clark. He is survived by his…

WATCH: BVarsity Live for Oct. 19

Host Trevor Horn returns and explains his short absence and preview the postseason around Kern County on the opening segment on this week’s edition of BVarsity Live. https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/bakersfield.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/ec/3ec7bac0-7ed5-5a55-b803-7bbbd35a9a79/5b0f2718d8e24.image.jpg?resize=640,360#

Hedrick, Gene

My father, Gene Hedrick, passed away suddenly early Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack while on a bus trip for the BHS band, just before boarding the bus to head home to Blacksburg. He absolutely loved this “retirement job” – he applied on whim 14 years ago after retiring…

Timothy A. Benton Feb. 12, 1980 – Oct. 13, 2018

Timothy A. Benton, 38, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa, Wisconsin. https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/thenewsdispatch.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/b/4b/b4b57eee-99ee-502e-a9cc-849f159f0a44/5bc9061e38a96.image.jpg?#

Slate, Jr., Charles Howard

Charles Howard Slate Jr., age 69, of Blacksburg passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Giles Co., Va. on December 25, 1948 to the late Charles Howard Slate, Sr. and Hallie Testerman. He also preceded in death by…

Allen, Marce Edward

Marce Edward Allen, 84 of Floyd, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billie and Hattie Allen; sister and brother-in-law, Emma and Chester Moore; father-in-law and mother-in-law, G.K. and Bessie Scott. He has accomplished many different things in his life. He was an…

Kitts, Mary Lane

Mary Marie (Lane) Kitts, born November 14, 1927, passed away peacefully and entered into heaven on Monday, October 11, 2018, at the Radford Health and Rehab Center at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Henry Kitts of almost 45 years of marriage.…

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