Memorial Day at Eagle Point National Cemetery

Flag displays, Scottish Bagpipe band, a rifle salute and flyovers will all be part of the 2012 Memorial Day program at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Rd., on Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m. The National Anthem and God Bless the USA will be performed by Brian Williams. ANG 173rd Fighter Wing will…

Michael Szpak

Michael Szpak, 86, of White City, died Mar. 4, 2012, with family by his side. He was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Orange, Conn. An Army veteran of WWII, he moved to Oregon five years after his discharge in 1950. He worked in the lumber industry for 40 years. He was an avid hunter and…

Vincente “Benny” Flores

Vincente “Benny” Flores, age 85, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Medford, after fighting lung cancer. Benny was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Agana, Guam. He survived the Japanese occupation of the island and made it to the mainland in 1946 and joined the Army Air Force during the Korean conflict.           After the war,…

William Ranstead

William Ranstead, 56, of White City, died Jan. 22, 2012, at his residence from prostate cancer. He was born in Portland to Robert and Lois V. Ranstead. The family moved to Gresham, Ore., in 1966. Bill graduated from Gresham High School in 1973. He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1973 and was honorably…

Marvin Lloyd Eastman

Marvin L. Eastman, 73, of Shady Cove, died June 3, 2011, at Providence Medical Center. He was born Aug. 13, 1937, in Height of Land Township, Minn., to Clarence and Cecilia (Clark) Eastman. He was actively involved in the beginnings of Jackson County ABATE. He served in the Army in the 1960s in Korea. Survivors…

Marion Huebner

Marion Otto “Bud” Huebner, 89, of Eagle Point, died Mar. 3, 2011, at his home, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born May 15, 1921, to Otto W. Huebner and Tillie H. Kintzi, in Easton, Calif. He served in U.S. Army Combat Engineers throughout the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He observed…

Merrill “Dave” Bliss

Merrill N. “Dave” Bliss, 91, of Eagle Point, died Sept. 7, 2010, at Eagle Cove Assisted Living where he had resided since 2001. He was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Rogue River, Ore. Mr. Bliss was an early long time logger in the Rogue Valley. Prior to joining the Army to serve in WWII, he…

Gary Paul Hosking

Gary Paul “Red” Hosking, 77, formerly of Eagle Point, now of Medford, died Aug. 6, 2010.In 1978, he and two of his brothers purchased Safari Campground, now called Medford Oaks, located on Hwy. 140. He managed it for 14 years. After it was sold in 1991, he moved to Medford. Mr. Hosking was born Jan….

Realtors® golf tourney benefits injured veteran

{gallery}/06_29_10/rollason{/gallery} Rogue Valley Association of Realtors® 16th annual golf tournament was dedicated to assisting U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tom Rollason. He was injured from a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan . Tom and his wife, Sandee, received much needed help throujgh the Realtors® housing project. On Sept. 20, 2009, Sgt. Rollason’s unit was on…

Brent Labrum

Brent Labrum, 53, of White City, died Feb. 14, 2010 at his home. He served in the US Army. After his honorable discharge, he pursued a career operating heavy equipment in logging and construction through the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy M. Richardson and step-father, Howard Richardson, Sr., his…

David Norman Nelson Sr.

David Norman Nelson Sr., 84, died Dec. 22, 2009 at his home in Eagle Point. Mr. Nelson was born Sept. 13, 1925 and grew up in northern Minnesota. He enlisted in the US Army in April 1944. He was one of many who were heroes in WWII. He served in General George Patton’s 3rd Army,…