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Laura Perkins

A memorial service will be held today, Dec. 7, for Laura June Perkins of Eugene, who died Dec. 5 of complications from multiple sclerosis. She was 57.

Perkins was born March 3, 1944, in Eugene to Lester and Nyla Weaver Whitney.

She graduated from Creswell High School in 1962. She married Harold Perkins in Springfield in August 1989. He died in October 1994.

Perkins worked in Springfield as a beauty operator and as a tax preparer. She enjoyed bowling, sports and riding motorcycles. She was a member of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles. She was a lifetime resident of Lane County.

Survivors include her mother, Nyla McNichols of Newport; two daughters, Tami Dellinger of Halsey and Melissa Zemp of Springfield; a stepsister, Colleen Rozmaryn of Olympia; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Today's service will be at 11 a.m. at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Hills Rehabilitation Center in Eugene.

Sandra Cox

The graveside service will be held today, Dec. 7, for Sandra L. Cox of Eugene, who died Dec. 4 of cancer. She was 53.

Cox was born Sept. 24, 1948, in Eugene to Albert and Delores Hodges McCain. She married Douglas Cox in Eugene on Aug. 26, 1984. She was a lifetime resident of Eugene.

She worked as a tavern/restaurant manager. She enjoyed gardening and her fish pond. She especially enjoyed her family.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Eugene; two sons, Bret and Casey Owens, both of Eugene; three brothers, Kerry McCain of Fontana, Calif., Larry Ross of Yosemite, Calif., and Randy McCain of Anchorage; a sister, Tammy Hodgkinson of Springfield; and two grandchildren.

Today's service will be held at 1 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Noel Goodman

Noel Dean Goodman of Eugene died Nov. 26 at the age of 55. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Goodman was born Dec. 24, 1945, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Henry and Barbara Cline Goodman.

He spent most of his life in Eugene.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Gilbert Bissell of Eugene; two daughters, Anna Goodman of Portland and Sara Lydick of Florence; a son, Travis of Vancouver, Wash.; three brothers, Bruce Goodman of Bend, Scott Goodman of Prineville and Brad Bissell of Eugene; a sister, Penny Cooper of La Pine; and one grandchild.

No services are planned. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Russell Heiney

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held Dec. 15 for Russell Eugene Heiney of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 6 of Alzheimer's disease. He was 93.

Heiney was born Nov. 25, 1908, in Literberry, Ill., to Calvin and Myrtle Richardson Heiney.

He began piano lessons in the fourth grade and went on to play the guitar, drums, trumpet, trombone, xylophone and the organ. In his later years, he especially enjoyed playing the organ. He graduated from the Armstrong School of Music in Alton, Ill.

He worked as a professional musician in the Midwest until 1930. He moved to Hollywood, Calif. and played at various churches and events. He then served as a Methodist minister for eight years. In 1947, he graduated from Pasadena City College and began a career as a probation officer for Los Angeles County. He retired in 1971.

He lived in the Lane County area for the past 27 years. He married Alice Noel in Fresno, Calif., on Oct. 31, 1987.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Glen of Fullerton, Calif.; a daughter, Marleen Shibley of Lancaster, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Elaine Kitcher, of Curtin; two stepsons, Marshall Noel of Fresno and Carroll Noel of Eugene; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Cottage Grove Bible Church. Telophase Cremation Services of Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Cottage Grove Bible Church Building Fund.

Barbara Dillon

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held Dec. 8 for Barbara Joyce Dillon of Cottage Grove, who died Dec. 2 of cancer. She was 57.

Dillon was born Feb. 24, 1944, in Indianapolis to Richard and Blanch Dillon.

She worked as a registered nurse at the Good Samaritan Center in Eugene, McKenzie-Willamette Hospital and at Cottage Grove Hospital. She also taught a nursing class at Lane Community College. Her interests included collecting Elvis Presley memorabilia and reading. She enjoyed spending time with her children. Dillon was a member of the American Heart Association and the Oregon Nurses Association.

Survivors include her mother of Cincinnati; a son, Ben of Eugene; a daughter, Katia Dillon of Cottage Grove; and two brothers, Richard Dillon Jr., of Houston and Tom Dillon of North Hollywood, Calif.

Saturday's service will be at 4 p.m. at Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Barbara Dillon Memorial Fund at the Centennial Bank in Cottage Grove.

Edna Middleton

Edna E. Middleton of Roseburg died Dec. 1 of age-related causes. The former Junction City resident was 98.

Middleton was born Feb. 18, 1903, in Eastside to John and Mollie Vineyard. Her husband, John Middleton, died in 1986.

She had lived in Coos Bay, Disston, Amity and Junction City before moving to Roseburg in 1999. She owned and operated a grocery store in Disston and enjoyed her family.

Survivors include a son, John of Tenmile; two daughters, Phyllis Burrows of Yuma, Ariz., and Doris Bird of Ketchikan, Alaska; a sister, Bernice Hood of Coos Bay; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grand- children; 28 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great- grandchild.

A memorial service will be held later. Taylor's Family Mortuary in Winston is in charge of arrangements.

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