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William Adney Jr.

JUNCTION CITY - William James "Bill" Adney Jr. of Junction City, formerly of Veneta and Elmira, died Sept. 22 of complications of kidney failure at age 68. At his request, no service is planned.

He was born July 5, 1939, in Eugene to William and Dora Pierce Adney Sr.

Adney graduated from Elmira High School. He served in the Navy from 1958 to 1961, and worked as a truck driver.

Survivors include his father, of Elmira; a sister, Dee Inman of Elmira; and a brother, Dan of Elmira.

Inurnment will be in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Arrangements by Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Bertie Branam

JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Lancaster Church of Christ, 29285 Lingo Lane in Junction City, for Bertie Zella Branam of Junction City. She died Sept. 22 of age-related causes at age 92.

She was born April 7, 1915, in Leslie, Ark., to Van and Emma Luttrell Blair. She married Willie Lee Branam on Sept. 28, 1933, in Granite, Okla.

She had worked as a baker at Wagner's Restaurant in Corvallis.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Howell of Monroe and Bertha Charles of Junction City; a sister, Beatrice Colson of Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

Her husband died in 1993; a son, Bob, died in 1981; and two grandchildren, Brock and Gail, and two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Cody, died previously.

Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Junction City. Arrangements by West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the church.

June Carle

June Rose Carle of Eugene died Sept. 22 of age-related causes at age 90. No service is planned.

She was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to James and Evelyn Armstrong Britt. She married Harold Carle on May 11, 1935, in Rockport, Mo.

She had a high school education. She worked as a seamstress and, during World War II, sewed Army uniforms.

Survivors include a son, Richard of Eugene; a daughter, Sharon Carle Loveall of Eugene; a sister, Elva Gibbs of Council Bluffs, Iowa; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grand-children. Her husband died July 20, 1996.

Entombment will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home. Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association in Eugene.

T. Melvin Holt

T. Melvin Holt of Bloomington, Ill., formerly of Eugene, died Sept. 10 of age-related causes at age 89.

He was born July 8, 1918, in Scio to Smith and Eveline O'Brien Holt. He married Helen Ruby on July 7, 1946, in Los Angeles.

He held a bachelor's degree from Willamette University and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He was a certified public accountant and an accounting instructor at Illinois State University.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenneth of New Hope, Minn., and Alan of Bloomington; and a daughter, Kathleen Holt of Bloomington.

The funeral was held Sept. 14 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington, with entombment in East Lawn Mausoleum in Bloomington.

Laura Johnson

A memorial service and celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 111 S.W. 17th St. in Battle Ground, Wash., for Laura Johnson of Lane County and Battle Ground. She died Sept. 19 of pneumonia with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 73.

She was born April 15, 1934, in Battle Ground to Victor and Hulda Rapako Lehto. She married Bill Carter on Aug. 3, 1951, in Portland. She married Don Johnson in 1975 in Reno, Nev. He died in May 1996.

She was educated in Battle Ground schools.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicky MacDoonle of Sun River, Ariz., and Sue Walling of Springfield; a son, Don Johnson of Battle Ground; three sisters, Trude Gustafson of Battle Ground, Dorothy Kay of Rose Lodge and Neva Shelton of Goldendale, Wash.; a brother, Merv Lehto of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children. A son, Bill Carter Jr., died May 5, 2001, a grandson, Eli Walton, died previously and former husband Bill Carter died in August 2001.

A potluck will follow the service. Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Remembrances to the American Lung Association.

Janice Myers

SPRINGFIELD - A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Umpqua Room at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Spring- field for Janice Marie Myers of Spring- field. She died Sept. 24 of cancer at age 56.

She was born Nov. 5, 1950, in Brain- erd, Minn., to Elmer and Ingrid Costello Compton. She married Patrick Myers in 1973 and they later divorced.

She graduated from Washington High School in Brainerd. She worked in the medical field for 34 years, including 20 years at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center as a certified nursing assistant in the operating room and short stay area.

Survivors include a son, Kenneth of Springfield; and eight siblings, Judy Goodwin and Colleen Isle, both of Springfield, Peggy Stanger of North Bend, Sharon Webb of Bandon, Jesse Compton of Brainerd, Nate Compton of Charleston, Steven Compton of Eureka, S.D., and Eugene Compton of Bandon.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.

"Jerry" Rodgers Sr.

The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif., for Leslie Gerald "Jerry" Rodgers Sr. of Ivins, Utah, formerly of the Eugene area. He died Sept. 22 of Alzheimer's disease at age 81.

He was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Englewood, Colo., to Joseph and Mary Thompson Rodgers. He married Sharleen Haas on May 20, 1967, in Las Vegas.

Rodgers served in the Navy during World War II. He held a bachelor's degree and worked as an electrician.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, David "Skip" Haas of St. George, Utah, and Les Rodgers Jr. of Florida; and numerous grandchildren.

Arrangements by Metcalf Mortuary in St. George, Utah.

Betty Stepp

SPRINGFIELD - A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield for Betty Stepp of Springfield. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. She died Sept. 23 of complications of hypertension at age 70.

She was born April 1, 1937, in Olympia to Alfred and Clara Roberts.

Stepp graduated from Mohawk High School in 1955. She worked at Deb's Family Restaurant for 20 years.

Survivors include four children, Robert Bails of Dahlonega, Ga., Kelly Sweeney of Hillsboro, M. Debra Rietz of Eugene and Mary Beck of Reedsport; four siblings, Bev Bixby of Springfield, Carol Shaddy and Phillip Roberts, both of Marcola, and Marilyn Ziegler of Walterville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A life partner, Bill Sturgess, died previously.

Eilene Stickels

Eilene C. Stickels of Eugene died Sept. 22 of multiple myeloma at age 87. No service is planned.

She was born Sept. 14, 1920, in St. Lawrence, S.D., to Verne and Hazel Weeks Cotton. She married Fred Stickels Jr. on Dec. 4, 1948, in Tigard.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Fred Stickels III of Eugene; a daughter, Nancy Stevens of Alpharetta, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Arrangements by Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home.

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