Obituaries

Mary Beth Wierda

3 October 1940 - 11 August 2021

Mary Beth Wierda, age 80, of Fort Myers, Florida passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Mary was born October 3, 1940. A mass of Christian burial for Mary will be held Friday, August 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 12175 Stringfellow Rd, Bokeelia, Florida 33992.

Richard Franklyn Holmes

20 June 1921 - 8 August 2021

Richard Franklyn "Dick" Holmes was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 20, 1921. He died on August 8, 2021, in his sleep at his home in Lafayette, California at age 100. His funeral services will be on Saturday, September 11th, at 11 AM at the LDS Chapel, which he proudly helped build and pay for, at 3776 Via Granada in Moraga.

Said Hassouna Ghachem

7 September 1941 - 3 August 2021

Said Hassouna Ghachem, 79, of Houston, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2021 at Memorial Hermann Hospital Houston Medical Center in the presence of all five of his children and his wife.

Shirley D. Losch

29 July 2021

Shirley D. Losch, loving mother, devoted wife and beloved friend, died on July 29, 2021, at her home in Palm City, FL. The mother of three cherished her children (Bill, Dave and Cathy), six grandchildren (Nicole, Paul, Emily, Matt, Elizabeth and Will) and six great grandchildren (Kaya, Gunnar, Jasper, Malcom, Matilda and India Rose).

Bruce Flagler Simmons

27 July 2021

Bruce Flagler Simmons (aka Tractorman), of Accord, N.Y. – husband, father, brother, teacher, singer, conductor, farmer, and restorer of antique tractors – passed away on July 27, 2021, at the age of 78. Bruce grew up in Dutchess County, NY and graduated from Pine Plains High School.

Robert Rawls

17 February 1947 - 26 July 2021

Robert (Bob) Rawls, age 74, passed away July 26, 2021. He was born February 17, 1947 in Florala the son of Rufus Rawls and Ruth King Rawls. Bob joined the U.S. Army and faithfully served his country in Vietnam. After serving his country he worked as an electrical engineer working for Saudi Aramco in the oil industry until retiring to take care of his wife Susan in 2007.

Phillip Norman Murray

4 September 1960 - 26 July 2021

Phillip Norman Murray, 60, of Arpelar, died Monday, July 26, 2021 in Arpelar. The family will greet friends and visitors from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021 at Bishop Funeral Service. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Bishop Chapel of Memories officiated by Rev. Clint Gray. Burial will follow at Arpelar Cemetery.

Shaikh M. Amin

17 July 2021

Shaikh M. Amin passed away on July 17, 2021. Shaikh Amin earned his diploma from the New York Institute of Photography and started his photography career in 1965.

Paul D. Christensen

7 July 2021

Paul D. Christensen, 74, was born in Richmond, CA to parents Christopher (a Dane) and Wilma Christensen. He had two older brothers, Jim and David. He spent his childhood years in Rastanura, Saudi Arabia.

David C. Wyland

30 June 2021

David C. Wyland of Greenville, SC passed away peacefully on June 30, 2021. Born in St. Louis, MO on May 24, 1930. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Katherine Mosner Wyland and by his 3 children Kathy Wyland and spouse, Betsy W. Shively, Robert Wyland and spouse, and 5 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

Horace Augustus Braggins, Jr.

9 September 1923 - 27 June 2021

Horace "Jay" Augustus Braggins, Jr., 97, of New Port Richey, FL passed away at the Medical Center of Trinity on Sunday, June 27, 2021. The cause of death was congestive heart failure, with pneumonia and complications from Covid-19.

Maggie Cresswell

24 June 2021

Maggie Cresswell (Dyer) passed away in Norwich Hospital on Thursday 24th June from kidney failure. British-born Maggie was recruited from Australia as a Grade 09 Secretary and retired to Norwich in Norfolk, England where she had been arranging the 8th UK Aramcon Reunion on 3rd October 2021. Arrangements are being made to contact those who would have attended.