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Richard Lewis

By Kern Valley Sun Support / November 7, 2017

Oct. 31, 1933 – Oct. 22, 2017 California native born in Alta Dena and raised in the Owens Valley, two miles above Coso Junction at the High Lonesome. Richard was merely 10 years old when he began training horses and mules. He was considered an expert horseman who trained, rode and packed into the Sierras […]

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John Joseph Phippen

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 31, 2017

John Joseph PhippenOct. 25, 1960 – Oct. 2, 2017Father, best friend, business owner, weekend warrior and one stubborn Irishman that got called home too soon. John was born on October 25, 1960, in Hempstead, N.Y., but moved to Southern California when he was 9. He attended Taft High School and the L.A. Trade College, ultimately […]

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Robert Michael Phippen

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 31, 2017

Robert Michael PhippenJuly 24, 1955 – Oct. 21, 2017Robert “Bob” Phippen, age 62, died at home in Sun Valley, Ca. on October 21, 2017. Born on July 24, 1955 in Rockville Centre, N.Y., Bob attended St. John’s University and UC Berkley. Bob was an educated man with strong opinions and a thirst for knowledge. He […]

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William Robertson Tucker

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 24, 2017

William Robertson Tucker, 89, of Kernville, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017, in Wofford Heights, surrounded by his loved ones. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 4, at Ewing’s on the Kern, 125 Buena Vista Dr., Kernville. “Tuck” was born in Toronto, Canada, to William and Jeanie […]

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Dorothy Mobley

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 17, 2017

June 17, 1925 – Oct. 3, 2017 Dorothy Mobley died on October 3, 2017, in Florida following an illness. She was born in Louisville, Ky., on June 17, 1925. She was a longtime resident of Wofford Heights and owner of Lakeview Rehab. Dorothy was loved by all that knew her.

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Billy Elmo Black

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 17, 2017

June 6, 1940 – October 12, 2017Billy Elmo Black, born on June 6, 1940, from Bakersfield, passed away on Oct. 12, 2017. He graduated from Bakersfield High in 1958. He was an electrician for 37 years with IBEW. His loving and caring ways will be precious memories for his wife of 18 years, Maria Pearla […]

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Dale Edward Overturf

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 17, 2017

December 6, 1933 – October 9, 2017Dale Edward Overturf was born in Hot Springs, Ark., on December 6, 1933, and passed away at his home in Lake Isabella on October 9, 2017. He was 83 years old. Dale enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan, the South Pacific, Mitchell […]

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Pastor Michael Splawn

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 3, 2017

Pastor Michael SplawnMarch 6, 1960 – September 26, 2017After a 13 month battle with brain cancer, Michael passed away at the age of 57 in his home in Weldon, CA, surrounded by family.Born to Duane and Trudy Splawn in southern California, he was the middle of three children, older sister Judy and younger sister Valerie.He […]

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Joseph F. Scotti

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 3, 2017

Joseph F. ScottiMay 23, 1926 – September 18, 2017Joseph Francis Scotti, 88, formerly of Wofford Height, Calif., passed away September 18, 2017, at The Pointe at Summit Hills in Bakersfield, Calif. He was born May 23, 1926, in Ridgeway, Penn., to Joseph Antonio Scotti and Maria Concetta (Florio) Scotti.Joseph (Joe) is survived by two children, […]

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John ‘Jack’ Mair

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 3, 2017

John ‘Jack’ MairAugust 22, 1947 – September 24, 2017Jack was a Scottish lad born in Scotland, leaving there when he was 14 years old to join brothers in Canada and America, and settling in Manhattan Beach, Calif., with his brother, Jim. He attended Mira Costa High School there and, following graduation, joined the U.S. Army […]

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