Obituaries

Artis Adell Gadsby (Taber)

March 26, 2007

Artis A. Gadsby, 51, of Sweet Home, died Monday. She was born in Gorman, Texas, the daughter of Artie and Mozelle (Beaty) Taber. Artis grew up in Texas. She was a loving mother to her to boys. She married Doug Gadsby later in life. They came to Sw...

Albert Claude Wells

March 24, 2007

Albert Claude Wells, a long-time resident of the Sweet Home area, died at Milwaukee Convalescent Home on March 24th. He was 90 years old and was the 6th of eight children born to Albert Clyde and Nora (Robertson) Wells. His preschool years were spent...

Lora Loveda Linderman

March 23, 2007

Lora Loveda Linderman, 54, of Sweet Home, died on Friday, March 23, 2007 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements....

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Gilbert Benjamin Withrow

March 19, 2007

Gilbert (Pop) Benjamin Withrow, 83, of Sweet Home, died Monday at his home. He was born in Atoka, Oklahoma, the son of Claude and Adell (Swindell) Withrow. He married his lifelong friend and sweetheart, Ila Beatrice Williams in 1946. Gilbert serve...

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Ray Lewis Freeman Jr.

March 18, 2007

Ray Freeman, 80, of Sweet Home, died Sunday. He was born to Ray Sr and Ethel (Mann) Freeman in Vesta, Washington. Ray spent his early years in the logging camp of Brooklyn, Washington working for Saginaw Lumber Co. He left in January of 1944 to jo...

James R. Dudley

March 17, 2007

James “Jim” R. Dudley, 69, of Sweet Home died at the Veteran’s Hospital in Portland Saturday. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and cowboy. He will be greatly missed by his many family members and friends. We love you Dad. He is survived by wif...

Donald D. Hugley

March 16, 2007

Donald D. Hugley, 78, of Sweet Home, died on Friday, March 16th, in Albany. He was born in Manning, the son of Burl and Elma (Abbott) Hugley. Donald moved to Sweet Home in 1945. He entered the United States Army in 1950 and served as a private ...

Sarah Elizabeth Bly

March 14, 2007

Sarah Bly, 57, of Lebanon died Wednesday. She was born to George and Sarah (Galley) Hayes in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sarah was born in Knoxville, but grew up in Sweet Home. She attended Church of Christ in Sweet Home and enjoyed reading books, going...

Alma L. McAllister

March 11, 2007

Alma L. McAllister, 83, of Lebanon died Sunday at Timberview Care Center in Albany. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the services....

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John W. Dawson

March 6, 2007

John Dawson, 73, of Sweet Home died Tuesday. He was born to Clarence and Minnie (Fahrion) Dawson in Yakima, Washington. John fought in Korea during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting elk and salmon fishing. John is survived by wife, Carolyn Daw...

Texas Lee Driggs (Lee)

March 4, 2007

Texas Lee Driggs, 76, passed away March 4, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon from a cancer that struck suddenly and, mercifully, released her quickly. Born August 18, 1930 to Capt. Henry Andrew and Irma Matthews Lee, in Boston,...

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Donald Paul Barton

March 2, 2007

Donald Barton, 52, of Hubbard passed away Friday, March 2, in Tualatin with his wife, family, pastor, and friends by his side. He was born to Lawrence and Lucilia (Burg) Barton in Springfield. Don attended grade school and high school in Swe...

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Melvin Morris

March 2, 2007

Melvin Morris, 83, of Junction City died March 2nd of Vascular Disease. He was born May 29, 1923 to Aaron and Clara (Lewis) Morris at their home in Sweet Home. Melvin was the direct descendent of the pioneer, Lowell Ames, and Alvin Perry Mor...

Dorothy Ann Whitton

March 1, 2007

Dorothy Ann Whitton, 72, of Sweet Home, passed away on Thursday. She was born in Medford to Loris Garland and Elizabeth (Nelson) Sims. Dorothy moved with her family to Sweet Home in 1941. She grew up in Sweet Home and graduated from Sweet Ho...

Dawn Elaine Peek (Whipple)

February 28, 2007

Dawn Peek, 39, of Albany died Wednesday. She was born to Dan and Cora Anne (Zastrow) Whipple in Lebanon. She fought Type I Diabetes since she was 18 months old. Dawn grew up in Blue River, but lived in Lebanon, Springfield, and Florence before mov...

Lillie Mae Shockey

February 27, 2007

Lillie Mae Shockey, 93, of Sweet Home, died at Twin Oaks Care Center in Sweet Home. She was born in Lexington, Oklahoma to James Obed and Belle (Crapper) Holsonbake. While living near Lexington, she met Louis H. Shockey. They were married in...

Stella Elizabeth Simpson

February 26, 2007

Stella Simpson, 86, of Sweet Home died Monday in her home. She was born to WM and Corie (James) Wilson in Oppelo, Arkansas. She is survived by daughters, Joyce Nelson of Wolfe City, Texas, Karen Nelson of Sweet Home; son, Vernon Simpson of Sweet H...

Kenneth "Tate" Gene Umphress

February 12, 2007

Kenneth “Tate” Gene Umphress, 23, of Lebanon died Monday. He was born to Tim and Darlene (Jones) Umphress in Uplin, California. Kenneth moved to Crawfordsville in 1983. He lived in Bullhead City, Arizona in 1987, and Lebanon since 2001. Kennet...

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Robert Elwood Howes

February 11, 2007

Robert Elwood Howes, 88, of Sweet Home died Sunday. He was born to Charles and Ethel (Millard) Howes, the youngest of five, in Sweet Home where he was born and raised. Robert joined the Army and was a Corporal in WWII, stationed in the Azores. He ...

Deloris Britton

February 10, 2007

Deloris Britton, 94, of Lebanon passed away Saturday. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements....

Effie Mae Rowell

February 10, 2007

Effie Mae Rowell, 90, of Sweet Home, passed away Saturday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She was born in Lebanon to Henry Clarence and Gilley Bell (Gould) Sylvester. She married Leonard Pitman as a young lady. This marriage ended in di...

Twila Rose Emmert (McTimmonds)

February 10, 2007

Twila Rose McTimmonds Emmert passed away February 10, 2007 at the age of 85; 10 days before her 86th birthday. She was born February 20, 1921 in Hubbard. She was the second of seven children born to Elmer and Clysta (Nice) McTimmonds. ...

Billy Francis Baker

February 8, 2007

Billy Francis Baker, 89, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday at his home. He was born in Portland to Jess and Sarah (Baker) Baker. Billy was an engineer for Burlington Northern Rail Road for 41 years. He was a life member of the Elks BPOE 197...

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Herbert Pablo Scott

February 7, 2007

Herbert Pablo Scott, 57, of Brownsville passed away Wednesday at his home. He was born in Agate GUAM to John Herbert and Maria (Pablo) Scott. He lived in Guam until age 9 when his family settled in Sweet Home. He has lived in Brownsville for the l...

Baby Pheobe Olson

February 6, 2007

Baby Pheobe Olson, born to parents Jeremy Olson and Kim Schwartz of Albany. The family has planned no services....