Saturday, 18 September 2021


Miner Cole Jr. Courtesy photo.

Miner Emmett “JR” Cole Jr., age 84, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 in Mesquite, Nevada.

He was born Aug. 31, 1937, to Miner Emmett Cole Sr. and Annie Estelle Williamson Cole.

Miner was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He grew up in Salinas, California, and graduated Salinas High School in 1956.

He enjoyed a long career working as a firefighter for the California Division of Forestry as a fire crew supervisor for the Konocti Camp in Clearlake, California. He retired at the rank of Captain “B.”

After retirement, he worked at Paul’s Market in McCall, Idaho and at Smith’s in Mesquite, Nevada.

He enjoyed music, hot rods, western movies and Boise State Broncos football.

JR’s style was similar to race car driver Richard Petty: Cowboy cool.

He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include daughter, Michelle “Micki” Brown of Salinas; sons, Stephen (Mary) Cole of El Cajon, California; Patrick Cole of Mesquite, Nevada; one grandson, Daniel; and three brothers, Jimmy (Marjorie Ann), Larry (Ramona) and Jerry (Belinda).

Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. with a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior at the New Life Church of The Nazarene, 800 N. Main Street, Salinas.

Interment will follow in the Queen of Heaven Mortuary, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas.

Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at

Beverly Ann John. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Beverly Ann John entered into rest on Sept. 5, 2021.

Beverly was a Tribal Elder of Big Valley Rancheria and was one of the few that spoke the Pomo language.

She is predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Curtis John; sons, Mario Williams, Craig John and Dominic John.

Beverly is survived by her only daughter, Jackie John, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Traditional Native American visitation will take place at her home from Sept. 8 to 11.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Charles Durfee. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Charles Edward Durfee, Chuck, age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.

Chuck was a native of Salinas, California, and a 1963 graduate of North Salinas High School.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After proudly serving in the USMC he went on to a lengthy career in law enforcement spanning over 35 years, lastly working for Coyote Valley Casino in Redwood Valley.

He was a classic car enthusiast who also enjoyed his yearly fishing trips.

Chuck is survived by his son, Charles and wife, Holly Durfee; daughter, Michelle Shannon; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents, David and Vivian Durfee and brother, David "Butch" Durfee.

Graveside memorial service will be held at Harley Cemetery, Veterans Circle, on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m.

A potluck reception will follow at The American Legion in Kelseyville. Please join us to celebrate what a wonderful man Chuck truly was.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Larry Hustead. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Larry Francis Hustead, 78, passed away with loved ones by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Larry married Frances Tolley in 1964.

He is survived by their three children, Troy Hustead, Erin Hustead-Robinson and Lacy Hustead-Templeton (Brian), all of Lakeport, California; sister, Cathy (Stanley) Stewart of Smith River, California; brother, Jim (Karen) Hustead of Anaheim, California; six grandsons, James Robinson (Shana), Corey Hustead, Marcus Robinson, Bailey Hustead, Brice and Brayden Templeton, all of Lakeport; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and many close and far away friends.

He is predeceased by his mother, father and brother, Steven.

Larry was very passionate about his family. His love for his family was undeniable and it showed. There was not a thing he wouldn't do for anyone.

He fought right up until the end and was taken from us way too soon. Dad, there is not a moment or day that will go by without you being in our thoughts. You were the very best anyone of us could have ever asked for. We all love and miss you so much!

We would like to thank the staff at Sutter Lakeside Hospital and Rocky Point Care Facility for all their help, support and compassion during his last challenging weeks. We really appreciate all you did for our Dad.

Per his request, there will be no services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Eileen G. Wilson. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Eileen, our beloved mother, grandmother and sister was born on May 28, 1960, and passed away on Sept. 3, 2021.

She is predeceased by her parents, Lewis and Pearl Wilson, and sister, Sharon Anderson.

She is survived by siblings, Carl Anderson, Clara Wilson and Stanley Wilson; son, Dionisio “Boose” Lopes Jr.; daughter, Felicia Lopes; and grandchildren, Ariana Suggs and Leo Suggs.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary in Lakeport, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Glenn Hayes. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Glenn Hayes passed away on Aug. 28, 2021.

He was a pastor for 22 years.

Glenn is predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Lalene Hayes, and daughter, Dana Walker.

He is survived by daughter, Lanette Fields; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by wife of two years, Beverly Hayes; three stepsons; three step-granddaughters; and six step-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

Upcoming Calendar

09.18.2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
California Coastal Cleanup
09.18.2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Westside Community Horse Park planning meeting
09.18.2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clear Lake State Park Visitor Center tour
09.18.2021 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
‘Hunters of the Skies’
09.19.2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Big Valley Small Farms Tour
09.20.2021 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake County 29'ers Cribbage Club Meeting
09.21.2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake County Farmers’ Finest Tuesday market
09.22.2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake and Mendocino Stand Down and Resource Fair
09.23.2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Savings Bank drive-up shred event
09.23.2021 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Westside Community Horse Park planning meeting

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