Edith G. Jordan

Edith G.. Jordan died April 20, 2012, in Eagle Point. She was born in Parks, Arizona. She loved bowling and raising Appaloosa horses. She loved and adored her grandchildren, Karen, Shannon and Wade and treasured the time spent with great-granddaughter, Danja. She was preceded in death by her loving parents  wonderful sons, Stephen and Larry;…

EPHS basketball in state tourney, Mar. 8

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The Oregon State basketball playoffs are down to the final eight teams in the 5A division. With their latest victory on their home court, over the West Albany Bulldogs, Eagle Point’s varsity basketball team has earned their place in the brackets. The Eagles beat the Bulldogs by a score of 66 – 56. “Earned” is…

Todd Leroy Chambers

Todd Leroy Chambers, 47, of Eagle Point, died Feb. 16, 2012. He was born June 16, 1964, to George and Louise Chambers. He worked at CertainTeed in White City. Todd had a love of the outdoors, a passion for fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed…

Eagle Point teen dies after inhaling helium

An autopsy revealed that 14-year-old Ashley Long’s immediate cause of death was “traumatic helium gas and air embolism due to inhalation of helium gas mixture from a pressurized canister,” according to Deputy State Medical Examiner Dr. James Olson. The manner of death,”accidental.” A toxicology report will not be available for six to eight weeks. Saturday,…

Wayne T. Bernhardt

Wayne T. Bernhardt, 44, died Dec. 18, 2011, at Camp Selerno Airfield in Afghanistan. He was born May 26, 1967, in Bandon, Ore., to Delores Bernhardt and Tom Leonard. Wayne lived in Eagle Point from 1969 until he graduated from high school in 1985. After graduation, he joined the Navy and served until 1994. While…

George W. Nunes Sr.

George W. Nunes Sr., 82, of Butte Falls, died Oct. 27, 2011, at this daughter’s home in Butte Falls. He was born in Visalia, Calif., one of 15 children. After enlisting in the U.S. Navy, he met his best friend’s sister, “Jeannie” while on leave. They were married July 3, 1946. They had three children;…

Mildred Erma Whiting

Mildred Erma “Bobby” Whiting, 92, of White City, died Nov. 28, 2011 at her residence. She was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Coquille, Ore., to Roamie and Florence Thomason. Erma was a member of the Petra Baptist Fellowship in Central Point. She enjoyed hobbies such as motorcycles, cooking, baking pies, and many outdoor activities.She is…

Ore. estate tax 6th highest in the nation

By Sen. Doug Whitsett, Distr28for the Independent    Government created barriers to private sector business growth and job creation are a major cause of the current prolonged recession. One of the more significant barriers to free market entrepreneurs is the estate tax. It is often referred to as the death tax because, after exempting a certain…

Kathleen A. Robinson

Kathleen A. Robinson passed away suddenly in her sleep on Sept. 15, 2011, at her home in Shady Cove. She was born in Oakland, Calif., in 1947 to William and Dorothy Lamb. She was married to her beloved second husband Jim Robinson who preceded her in death in 2006. Kathy spent much of her life…

Donald Ambrose “Pops” Bedell

Feb. 20, 1916-Oct. 20, 2011 Don Bedell, long-time Eagle Point, Ore. resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. He was 95. Don was one of six children born to John Hiram and Beatrice Dewhirst Bedell, of Lawrence, Mass. Don was a native of Coppercliff, Ontario, Canada. Later, his family returned to their home,…

Sadimae Joett Oldham Chastain-Jones

Mrs. Jones, 79, of Chloride, Ariz., formerly of Eagle Point, died Oct. 2, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev., of complications from a stroke. She was born on Mar. 30, 1932, in Sunset, Texas, to Rufus and Estelle Oldham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran Chastain. .She married Benjamin Jones on Aug. 14,…