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Earl Murry

COTTAGE GROVE - A memorial service will be held Nov. 4 for lifelong Cottage Grove resident Earl Murry, who died Oct. 31 of age-related causes. He was 87.

Murry was born Oct. 4, 1917, in Cottage Grove, to John and Emma Gilham Murry. He married Meltha Maddox on July 5, 1988, in Lane County.

He was educated through the 10th grade and worked in logging as a timber faller. A member of the Cottage Grove school board for 30 years, he had received many awards from the board. He also served on the board of Taylor-Lane Cemetery in Cottage Grove. He enjoyed fishing, farming and hunting.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Robert and Roy, both of Cottage Grove and John of Redding, Calif.; a daughter, Elsie Long of Malvern, Ark.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. His first wife, Dorothy White Murry, and two sons, Earl Murry and Gilbert Monroe, all died previously.

Thursday's service will be held at 1 p.m. at the London Grange, on Row River Road in Cottage Grove. Inurnment will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Taylor-Lane Cemetery in Cottage Grove.

George Johnson

The funeral will be held Nov. 3 for George A. Johnson of Eugene who died Oct. 30 of age-related causes. He was 86.

Johnson was born Jan. 21, 1918, in Baker, to Albert and Cora Berg Johnson.

He moved from Albany to Junction City in 1933, graduating from Junction City High School in 1937. He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific theater.

He worked for the telephone company and was a seed farmer, then owned a pressure-washing company until he retired. He moved to Santa Clara in 1958. He belonged to Messiah Lutheran Church in Eugene.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth Luthro of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Melna Luthro of Utah; three brothers, Lloyd of Junction City, Alvin of Roseburg and Elmer of Aloha; and a sister, Gladys Olsen of Othello, Wash.

Wednesday's funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

James Palmer

A memorial service will be held Nov. 6 for James Marshall Palmer of Eugene who died Oct. 31 of lung disease. He was 76.

Palmer was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Tacoma, to Ray and Jewel Butler Palmer. He married Lucille Parker on Sept. 3, 1974, in Eugene. She died in 1994.

He served in the Army Air Corps as a military policeman in the South Pacific. He later was a bartender and a die cast inspector at Airco and Henry Manufacturing. He lived in Visalia, Calif., before moving to Eugene in 1965.

He enjoyed building birdhouses, playing keno and lottery games and wood- working.

Survivors include a son, James of Eugene; a brother, Ray of Quartzsite, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Saturday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at North Eugene Faith Center. Private inurnment will be in Lane Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to North Eugene Faith Center.

Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Bryant

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be held today, Nov. 2, for Robert M. Bryant of Springfield who died Oct. 30 of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. He was 59.

Bryant was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Salem, to Robert and Maida Anderson Bryant. He married Eldora Shanley on June 12, 1966, in Reno, Nev. She died on Nov. 19, 2001.

He attended public schools in Salem and Tillamook and graduated from high school in Jefferson. He also had lived in Coos Bay before moving to the Springfield area in 1990. He worked for Weyerhaeuser as a logger, union representative and safety officer. He most recently was an occupational safety consultant for the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an Oregon Ducks fan.

Survivors include two daughters, Veronica Bryant of Springfield and Rebecca Bryant of Coos Bay; two brothers, Gerald of Tacoma and Gary of Salem; two sisters, Judy Smith of Portland and Leona Taylor of Las Vegas, Nev.; and four grandchildren.

Today's service will be held at 3 p.m. in the chapel at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. A reception will follow at the residence at 320 S. 44th St. in Springfield.

David Untz

A memorial service will be held Nov. 5 for David Victor "Davie" Untz of Eugene who died Oct. 28 of leukemia. He was 3.

He was born Nov. 18, 2000, in Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. He was adopted by Lynn Marie Untz and moved to Eugene when he was 4 months old.

He hoped to learn about construction, build cities and operate heavy equipment, his mother said, adding that he had a gift for language. He enjoyed cooking, books, music and hiking. He also had lived in Guatemala City.

He was a Sparrow for the University of Oregon Athletic Department in 2003-04 and received the Children's Cancer Association Hero Award in 2004. He also had received a Young Eagles Flight Certificate.

Survivors include his mother; three grandparents, John Untz of Marietta, Ga., and Doris and Roy Weckley, both of Williamsburg, Va.; and a large extended family.

Friday's service will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Eugene.

Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cascade Medical Team, care of Sacred Heart Medical Foundation; the Children's Cancer Association or Habitat for Humanity.
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Date:Nov 2, 2004
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