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Page 2 Vct I1 _c.M/II JIIITV ]te e ra - January 4, 2012 T.r_ NLw ERa-ON T.r00 Roab CROSSWORD KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 15 SUDOKU KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 15 Photo by Chris Pinto Sharing some holiday spirit Dishing out some holiday cheer, KayDee McDaniel, left, and Brad Hartsook had fun waving to passing mo- torists during the week before Christmas in the 1100 block of Main Street, in front of Hartsook Insurance, which is operated by Brad's wife Karyn, right. Where are you going? Taking a trip some- where (significant)? Pack along a copy of The New Era, get a picture of yourself with the newspaper in front of a landmark, and send us a photo (good quality, please) with appropriate explana- -tory information to The New Era, P.O. Box 39, Sweet Home, OR 97386, drop it by our office at 1313 Main St., .or e-mail it tonews@ sweethomenews.com. 7 1392165, ' 6 " 5 , 3 9 i 9 8 3 " 2 1 i 246 " 95 578 ; 64  439  82 !75,11 46 i1 fii4 : 78 18!17! 13 OBITUARIES Doris Gertrude Moore Hatch-Stone April 20, 1930-Dec. 17, 2011 Doris was born in White, Georgia and was around the 8th of 21 children. She was preceded in death by 16 of her siblings, her 2 husbands, her daughter, 2 of her granddaughters, and an in- fant great grandson. Doris lived her childhood in Tennessee. She met and married Wylie Harker Hatch in Bennetsville, South Carolina in 1946. They moved to Auburn, California and bought a ranch in Ophir. They had 5 children: Gary, James, Cheryl, Billy & Charles. Doris moved with her hus- band and their 2 youngest sons to Sweet Home, Oregon in 1969. Wylie passed away in 1990. In 1994 Doris met and married Robert Foster Stone in Sweet Home. They moved to Apple- gate for awhile and then to Port Orchard, Washington. After Robert passed away in 2007, Doris moved back to California where her sons Gary and James and daughter Cheryl shared tak- ing care of her until her death at the age of 81. Doris was a faithful Chris- tian and attended Sierra Reach Ministries in Applegate. Also while living in Oregon, She at- tended Community Chapel of Ames Creek and the SDA Church in Sweet Home. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and she is with Him now. God bless her. A funeral service was held on 12/27/11 at the Chapel of the Hills in Auburn, California. Do- ris was buried with her husband Wylie in Lewis Cemetery in Sweet Home, Oregon on 12/29/11 at 1 h00 a.m. A graveside service was held at that time. Paid Obituary Elmer Carpenter Jan. 10, 1921 - Dec. 22, 2011 Elmer "Mal" Carpenter, 90, of Lebanon died Dec. 22, 2011 at his daughter's home near Lacomb. He was born Jan. 10, 1921 near Ozark, Ark., the son of Elmer and Susie (Anderson) Carpenter. He grew up and attended school near Roseville, where he also worked on his family farm. At the age of 16, he began working in the coal mines and served in the Civilian Conser- vation Corps. H. Bruce Battey August 11, 1917- December 26, 2011 H. Bruce Battey, 94, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, December 26th at Samarltan Lebanon Community Hospital. He was born August 11, 1917 in Sodus, New York to Seward and Ruth (Shaver) Bat- tey. Bruce was raised and edu- cated in Sodus. After graduat- ing from high school, he worked for a short time for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York. He then attended the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and met his wife, Madelene. Bruce married Madelene Felch on May 31, 1942' in Dearborn, Michigan. They moved to Massachusetts where he worked at M.I.T. devel- oping radar systems. 1959, Bruce and Madelene moved to Ma|ibu, California where they raised their children and sever- al horses. He worked for Plan- ning Research Corporation and McDonnell Douglas and later worked as a real estate agent until retiring. After retirement, they moved to Idaho to be clos- er to their daughter, Dorothy. Bruce and Madelene moved to Oregon in the early 1980s and settled in Sweet Home before mov- ing to Leba- non in 1999. He is survived by his daugh- ters Mag- gie Winslow and her husband Duane and Dorothy. Gaspard all of Sweet Home; his sons Robert Battey and his wife Mickey of California and William Battey of Venice, California; grandchil- dren Eric, Faith, Michael, Jenni- fer, Chris, Megan, Matt, Tammy, and Pamela; and great- grand- children Paige, Corbin, Nalani, Gatlyn, Caleb, Jacob, Jeremy, Jasmine, and Bella with another great-grandchild expected in May. Bruce was preceded in death by his wife Madelene on May 11, 2007; brother Robert Battey; and son-in-law Jerry Gaspard. Services will be. held at a later date. Contributions in his memo- ry may be made to Lions Vision- Gift for Glaucoma Research sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Leba- non, OR 97355. Paid Obituary Mr. Carpenter served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to California during the early 1940s and lived in Ventura County until 1970, when he moved to Lincoln City. He then moved to Sweet Home in 1974. He has lived in Lebanon for the past four years. Mr. Carpenter enjoyed trav- eling to visit family members in California and Arkansas. He has served in the Masonic Lodge and the Boy Scouts of America in Cali- fornia, and attended the Lacomb Baptist Church. He married Mary Kimber- ling in Paris, Arkansas on Oct. 18, 1941. He is survived by a daugh- ter, Marilyn and son-in-law Craig Still of Lebanon; son Ronald and daughter-in-law Jane Carpenter of Hartman, Ark.; brother Orvene Carpenter of Port Hueneme, Calif.; two sisters, Viola Baker of Yorba Linda, Calif. and Lucille Spicer of Elverta, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary in 2000, three broth- ers and two sisters. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Huston-Jost Funeral Home, with private burial in La- comb Cemetery. Ella Hicks Nov. 22, 1940 - Dec. 24, 2011 Ella Ruth Hicks, 71, of Sweet Home died Dec. 24, 2011 in Spring- field, Mo. She was born Nov. 22, 1940 in Hattis- burg, Miss. to William Forrest and Mary Ro- berta (Hartfield) Lee. She lived in California, Missouri, Mississippi and Oregon, moving to Sweet Home in 2009. See Deaths, page 3