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Joyce Rae Car, 66, a resident of Lakeport, Calif., passed peacefully at her home April 14, 2013.

Joyce was born in New York July 9, 1947.  

She went to high school in Scottsdale, Ariz., and in 1976, after some time in Southern California, she and her family moved to Lakeport.

She went on to successfully run her own nail and hair salon for many years.   

Joyce enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and making her famous spaghetti sauce.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Don Bradley, as well as her brother, mother and father.

She is survived by her sons, Wade, David, Tim, Dave and Jarrod; daughters, Vicki, Joyce and Michelle; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Aaron, Evan, Dylan, Amy, Megan, Tommy, Chad, Chelsea, Molly, Zachary, Ethan, Hailey, Aiden, Lilly, Caelyn and Ava.

Joyce was a loving, caring, independent person and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport.


Marlene Elizabeth Harris passed away on April 9, 2013. She was born June 22, 1943, in Ashdown, Arkansas to Alfred and Vivian Duncan. She was the third child of six.

In 1962 Marlene relocated to San Francisco, Calif., with her husband, Sam Harris and two children. In 1984, Marlene and Sam bought a home in Clearlake, Calif. She commuted between San Francisco and Clearlake for about four years to work until she retired in 1990 to stay home and raise her two foster children which she later adopted.

Marlene was a faithful member of Praises of Zion Baptist Church and enjoyed worshipping and fellowshipping with her church family.

She was one of the last founding members of Praises of Zion. As part of the church she organized the first junior choir, was an usher, was on the mission board and head of the kitchen for many years.

Marlene enjoyed cooking, fishing, barbecuing, being with family and friends, and also loved to shop.

Marlene leaves to cherish her memory, three children, Sheila, Doyle and Marshawn Harris, all of Clearlake, Calif.; six grandchildren, Joseph Noel, Anthony Hollomon, Natasha Holloman, Tierra Holloman and Jonell Morris; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters, Ida Faye Harris, James Duncan, Gloria Gulley, Jewelene Gulley, Charles Gulley, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Sam Harris; son, Jerry Duncan; and daughter Sandra Morris.

A visitation will be held Monday, April 15, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jones and Lewis. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a.m. at Praises of Zion Baptist Church, Clearlake, Calif., with a committal service following at Lower Lake Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, Calif., telephone 707-994-6417, .

On April 8, 2013, surrounded by loved ones, we lost a very special person known to many as DJ Hadley. He was 50.

DJ enjoyed riding his Harley, camping with family and friends, loved his puppies and was a big NASCAR fan.

He is survived by the love of his life, his loving wife, Jeannie; son, Brandon (Devan) Gentry and grandson, Koen; parents, Dean (Jo) Hadley; mother, Lois Goddard; siblings, Tom (Lisa), Richard and Pam.

Brother Donny Hadley and best friend Dennis Eszlinger preceded him in death.

We will always miss having him in our lives!

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport. Interment will follow at Upper Lake Cemetery.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit .


Terry Lee Pyers Sr. arrived in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Thursday morning, April 11, 2013. He succumbed to heart disease at the young age of 61.

Terry was born Aug. 14, 1951, and raised in Ohio.

He owned an aquarium/pet store. In 1976, he came west to California. The majority of his career was spent as a contract communication specialist and design engineer to the utilities.

He loved hearing about his children’s lives; had a fondness for “critters,” wild and domestic; enjoyed watching car races on TV, was especially proud of his restored ’57 Chevy Nomad and always found solace in fishing even at an early age.

God answered Terry’s prayer with Linda, his wife of 34 years. They relocated from Santa Clara County to Lakeport and couldn’t believe how blessed they were to retire young and live in this lovely resort community.

Terry is preceded in death by his motherk Donna Pittenger, and his firstborn, Terry Jr. He leaves behind his wife, Linda; daughter, Heather (Dan) Robertson; sons, John Pyers and Seth (Tammy) Pyers; stepson, Scott (Tiffany) Schindler. He was also blessed with nine grandchildren: Alex, Sam, Cammy, Danny, Xavier, Savannah, Ciera, Alexis and Kylie; and one great-grandchild, Molly.

Terry was happiest fishing on “HIS” lake and swapping stories with his fishing buds. After coffee at Hamburger Hill, every day at mid-morning you would find him at the Fifth Street launch ramp.

He enjoyed the camaraderie of the members of the Clearlake Bassmasters and held several offices. Thank you to club members and friend who assisted him on his “bad” days.

Friends and family are welcome to join in our “Celebration of Terry’s Life” at the First Southern Baptist Church of Lakeport on Sunday, at 2 p.m. The Church is located at 1144 Park Way (look for the three crosses behind the fire station).

For further info call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary in Lakeport, Calif., at 707-263-0357.

Virginia Lee Scott Adams passed away on April 1, 2013. She was born on May 29, 1921, at 220 E. Boston, Wichita, Kansas to Ivan P. Scott and Nina Marie Percifield Scott.

She was married to Orville Victor Adams for more than 61 years.

Virginia was a member of the Women of the Moose since 1959,  head of College of Regents Degree, 1963, American Legion No. 4018, La Societe de Femms, Cabane No. 912, American Legion Auxiliary No. 437, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 2337 and the Elks Lodge No. 2299 (widow).

Virginia leaves behind daughter Anna and son-in-law Ward Shideler, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Her husband Orville preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 15, at the Lower Lake Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Arrangements entrusted to Jones & Lewis Clearlake Memorial Chapel, Lower Lake, Calif., telephone 707-994-6417, .

Eric James Giordanengo, 35, of Middletown, Calif., passed away on March 15, 2013, at St. Helena Hospital surrounded by his family.

Eric was born Dec. 6, 1977, in Hayward, Calif., to Lana Getz. Eric and Sadie (Jackson) were married on June 9, 2012, at Middletown Farm and Cattle Co. in Middletown.

Eric attended Lower Lake High School and was continuing his goal of completing a criminal justice degree. Eric was employed as a security guard at Twin Pine Casino. He loved motorcycles, shooting, sports, music and movies. His love of sports was apparent with his coaching of the Middletown Colts football team.

He is survived by his wife, Sadie; daughters, Taylor Wellman, 14, of Middletown and Nicole Giordanengo, 10, of Clearlake; son, Jordan Giordanengo, age 5 months; mother, Lana Getz of Clearlake; stepfather, Mike Smith of Lower Lake; brother, Dylan of Sacramento; and in-laws Diane and Bill Jackson of Middletown.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the home of Bill and Diane Jackson. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

His family would like to express a deep and heartfelt thank you to family and friends, the First Baptist Church, Twin Pine Casino and tribal members for all of their support and kind gestures during such a difficult time.

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