Obituaries - G


Bakersfield Californian, Wednesday, June 21, 1978

Garner, Maude Effie - Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Mish funeral Home - Oildale for Maude Effie Garner, 89, 217 Louella, who died June 19 in a Bakersfield hospital after a long illness. The Rev. H. V. Higgins of Sunshine Full gospel church will officiate with interment following in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Garner, a native of Glena, Mo., lived in Bakersfield since 1935. She had lived in the Lamont area prior to moving to Bakersfield. Survivors include her husband William Oscar Garner, two sons, Thomas Garner of Bakersfield and Lee of Lamont; four daughters Nellie Smith of Green Acres, Gladys Garner, Addie Wilbanks and Dorothy Starr all of Bakersfield, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Donald O'Dell, Ronnie O'Dell, Ron Garrett, Thomas Garner, Mike Smith and Earl Aday.

GEERS, Oliver

GEERS, OLIVER JAMES - 11/13/1947
02/04/1875 MO
Kern age 72

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Nov. 14, 1947:

Geers, Oliver James - Funeral services for Oliver James Geers, 72, who died at his home, 824 Thirty-first Street, Thursday are pending at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Home. A resident of Bakersfield for the past 32 years, Mr. Geers is survived by 2 sons, Ray Geers, 308 Crawford St. and Russell Geers, 3300 Q Street; two daughters, Mrs. Keith Wheeler, 824 Thirty-first Street and Mrs. Harvey Fessler, 705 Wisteria Street; five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence A. Mulock, Bakersfield; Chauncey D. Mulock, Jamestown, CA; and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Mitchell, Oakland. He was a member of Kern Lodge I.O.O.F.

GEERS, Russell Oliver

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, Oct. 21, 1957:

Geers, Russell Oliver - Funeral services will be conducted in the Chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary, Tuesday at 3 p.m., for Russell Oliver Geers, 52, 433 South Oildale Drive, who died in a local hospital Oct. 18. Dr. Glenn Puder of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate at the service and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. Geers was a native of California and had lived in Bakersfield 49 years. He is survived by his wife Clara Elizabeth Geers, Bakersfield; son, Raymond Geers, Bakersfield; daughter, Elsie Geers, Bakersfield; and two sisters, Edris Fessler, Bakersfield and Evelyn Wheeler, Green Acres.

09/29/1905 CA
570-14-0539 age 52


Bakersfield Californian, April 17, 1984

Gibbons, James A. - Services will be held at Hillcrest Mortuary Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. for James A. Gibbons, 86, who passed away April 16 in Bakersfield. Officiating will be the Rev. Jack Peacock of The Calvary Bible Church. Mr. Gibbons was born in Livingston, Tenn., and had been an oil worker for 40 years, employed by Getty Oil Company. He was a member of the Coalinga Masonic Lodge #387. He is survived by his wife, Hazel of Bakersfield; three sons, Earle and Jimmy Gibbons, both of Bakersfield, Jerry Gibbons of Oakland, Calif.; three sisters, Cuma Thompson of Livingston, Tenn., Jessie Garret of Cookeville, Tenn.; two brothers, Ray of Chicago and Amos Gibbons of Detroit; ten grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Casket bearers will be the grandsons of Mr. Gibbons, Eric, Jeffery, Gregory, Scott, Jamie Gibbons, and Wesley Reece. Visitation will be at hillcrest Mortuary, interment will be in Sunrise Lawn in Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations to the Calvary bible Church building fund, 4850 Manor St., Bakersfield, Calif. 93308. In charge of arrangements Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.



GLAS0S, DENA KANGLES - Services will for Dena Kangles Glazos, 95, who passed away June 27th in a Bakersfield hospital. Father Peter Lambert will officiate and interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Glazos was born January 2, 1892 in Greece and had resided in Kern County for 32 years. She was a member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
Survivors include her son, John Kangles of Bakersfield; daughters) Margaret Kelley of Santa Rosa and Sophie Loudon of Wisconsin; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be
John and Jim Daoutis, Ernie Harris, John, Ron and Richard Raymond.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Youth Corps, Box 10435, Bakersfield, Ca 93389
A Golden Rule Funeral Home.

GOAR, Francis

Francis William Goar

Private Graveside Funeral Services will be held Monday at noon in Shafter Cemetery for Francis William Goar, 68, who died July 13, in a Bakersfield hospital. Rev. Paul Gilbert of Faith Bible Church in Santa Maria will officiate. Mr. Goar was a native of Bakersfield and had lived here all his life. He was a Motor Mechanic for over 15 years and had been working for Jim Burke Ford. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was a second generation Californian and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 26.

Survivors include his beloved wife Dorothy Elda Goar of Bakersfield; his step-children, Gordon Robinson and Donna Edwards both of Nevada, Sally Lyttaker of Bloomington, Bill Whitsett of Fontana and Kathleen Whitsett of San Bernardino; his brother, Charles Chuck and Mary Goar of Bakersfield; 12 step-grandchildren and 1 great step-grandchild; a niece, Gail and Tom Dennison; and a grand nephew, Michael Dennison. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. at Mish Funeral Home, 399-9391.

GOLDEN, Fannie

born 06/01/1889 AR
father GLOVER
died:(34) Sacramento (lived in Delano)
age 66

Delano Record, Thursday, July 21, 1955

Fannie Golden Services Held

The Rev. Lloyd Cagle, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, officiated Monday morning at funeral services for Fannie Ava Golden, 2035 Oxford St. Services were held at the Delano Mortuary Chapel. Interment was at the Delano-McFarland Cemetery.

Mrs. Golden died Wednesday, July 13 in Sacramento. She was born June 1, 1889, in Arkansas.

She is survived by her husband George G. Golden; three daughters, Irene Hoover, Earlimart, Leona Bryant, Delano, and Edith Hunt, Earlimart; three sons, H. H. Golden, Oklahoma, Ralph Golden, Texas and Clyde Golden, Delano; the following sisters and brothers: Maude Glover, Okla., Blaine Glover, Okla., Alpha Glover, Calif., and Mattie Mullineaux, Wash.;11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

GOLDEN, Geoerge

DOB: 01/06/1886
Mother: WHITE
1AR15 (male; born in AR; died in Kern Co.)
DOD: 10/01/1984
SS# 545440029
Age: 98

Delano Record, Oct. 2, 1984
George G. Golden - a graveside service for George G. Golden, 98, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the North Kern District Cemetery. He was born in Arkansas and lived in the area since 1945. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by two sons, Ralph of Delano and Clyde of Barstow; three daughters, Irene Horner of Pixley, Edith Wyrick of Porterville and Leona Bryant of Georgia; a sister, Hannah Griffen of Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. The service will be conducted by Jimmy Adams of the Church of Christ. Arrangements were made by Delano Mortuary.


born: 08/05/1915 M UTAH
mother: BRIM
died: KERN 02/10/1987
age: 71 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, Feb. 12, 1987

Goodwin, Max T. - Memorial services will be held Friday, February 13 at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Whittier for Max T. Goodwin, 71, of Bakersfield, who died February 10, 1987, at Kern Medical Center following a valiant fight against cancer. He was born in Park City, Utah and moved to Los Angeles in the early 1920's. He moved to Bakersfield, 2 years ago to be close to his son, after his wife of 45 years passed away in February of 1985. He is survived by his son, Scott (Tex) and JuDee Goodwin of Bakersfield; his sisters, Doris, Gloria and Dorcas of Southern Calif; his grandchildren, Michael, Robben, Kimry, Gregory, Robert and Great-grandchildren, Ryan and Sadie, all of Bakersfield. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Kern Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary.


Date of Birth: 05/12/1920
Father: HOLT
Sex: F
Place of Birth: ARKANSAS
Place of Death: KERN
Date of Death: 07/10/1997
Age: 77 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, Monday, July 14, 1997
Erma N. Grady
Services: Wed., July16,10a.m.
Graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Memorial park, Garden of Peace on Wednesday July 16 at 10 a.m. for Erma N. Grady, 77, who passed away in Bakersfield July 10, 1997, to be with our Jesus In Heaven. Pastor Arnold Niemeyer Sr. of Faith Temple Pentecostal Church of God will officiate.
Erma was born May 12, 1920 In Coal Hill, Arkansas to Luther and Rosalee Holt, the third of six children. She was a member of Faith Temple P.C.G. Erma was last employed at Corkey's Cafe. Following her retirement she enjoyed fishing. Erma was preceded in death by her oldest son, Julian R. Grady in 1969; by her husband Julian E. Grady in 1986, and by one grandson Byran McDaniel In 1992.
Erma is survived by her three sons and daughters In-law, Jerry and Dee Grady of Farmersville, CA., Dick and Sunny Grady of Delano, and Michael Grady of Bakersfield; by three daughters and son in law, Gipsy and Ray Nichols of Bakersfield, Sue Rodman of Arroyo-Grande, and Deborah Rodman of Bakersfield by one sister, Irene Poyner, of Lindsay; one brother, Lester Holt of Russellville, Ark., and by 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 15 at Bakersfield Family Funeral Directors, 701 34th St. from 2:00 until 5:00p.m.
Special thinks go to Erma’s granddaughter, Stephanie Lang for taking care of her grandmother for 19 months. Thanks to Ruby Cordova, Phyllis Wood, and Debby Green for being there for her last week. Great appreciation to Rev. Niemeyer Sr. for being, there from the start and at her passing and all the prayers. Thanks to Hoffman Hospice for their help and John from All Medical. The family suggests memorials in her name to Faith Temple or Hoffman Hospice.
Casketbearers will be Tony Nichols, Don Worley, Joshua Green, Rob Lang, Paul Cordova and David Boles.
Walk among the roses Mama, Until we meet again

GRADY, Julian

Date of Birth: 03/19/1909
Mother: CONDRY
Sex: M
Place of Birth: OKLAHOMA
Place of Death: KERN
Date of Death: 03/10/1986
Age: 76 yrs

Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1986
GRADY, JULIAN (JUDE) E. -- Graveside services will be held in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Garden of Peace, Thursday, March 13 at 2 p.m. for Julian (Jude) E. Gra
dy, 76, who passed away March 10, 1986 to be with Our Lord in Heaven. Pastor Arnold Niemeyer Sr. of Faith Temple Pentecostal Church of God, and Masonic Lodge #695 will officiate. Julian was born March 19, 1909 in Gans, Oklahoma. He was a member of Faith Temple P.C.G., a member of the Carpenters Union Local #743, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #93 and the Masonic Meudell Oildale
Lodge #686. Preceded in death by his oldest son, Julian R. Grady in 1969. Mr. Grady is survived by his wife of 5O years, Erma N. Grady; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry C. and Dee Grady of Lindsay, Dickie D. and Sunny Grady of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Michael G. Grady of Bakersfield; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gipsy and Ray Nichols of Bakersfield, Sue and Dick Rodman of Arroyo Grande and Deborah L. Green of Bakersfield; one brother, Bob Grady of Paris, Arkansas; one sister, Corean Sewell of Dumas, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-
grandchildren, Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Faith Temple P.C.G. Building Fund, In memory of Julian E. Grady. Hillcrest Mortuary Funeral Directors.

GRAY, Samuel

Bakersfield Californian, May 15, 1934

Gray - Funeral rites for Samuel A. Gray, 70, oil man who passed away Sunday, will be held Wed. morning at 10 o'clock in the Elks Club. The body will be shipped to Rimiersburg, Pennsylvania for burial. Hopson Mortuary is in charge.


Paul Whitford Green
b.Sept 2,1884
d.Oct 17,1947

Daily Midway Driller, Oct. 18, 1947, Saturday
Paul W. Green Dies in Bakersfield

Paul Whitford Green, 65, of Valley Acres passed away Friday afternoon in a Bakersfield hospital where he had been for the past 3 weeks. The deceased had been a resident of California and Valley Acres for the past 3 months. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Erickson-Brown Funeral Home.

Daily Midway Driller, Monday, Oct. 20, 1947

Green Funeral Tuesday 2 P.M.
Funeral services for Paul Whitford Green, 63, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Erickson & Brown Chapel, 500 Lucard St. Rev. J. E. Robinson, pastor of the Methodist Church will conduct the last rites. Interment will following the West Side Cemetery. Mr. Green passed away Friday afternoon in a Bakersfield hospital where he had been for 3 weeks. The deceased was a native of Texas and had resided at the Kintsel-Court Apartments for three months, coming to the community from Weatherford, Texas where he was born Sept. 2, 1884. Surviving the West Side man are his widow, Dorothy T. Green; one son, Raymond L. Green, and three daughters, Miss Dixie Green and Mrs. Laura Jo Bonsal, all of Taft, and Mrs. Bonnie Bryant, Ashdown, Arkansas; two brothers, Teamer Green, Porterville and Oscar Green, Frederick, Oklahoma; one sister Mrs. Willie Grady, Arkansas and 2 grandchildren.

GREER, William

Bakersfield Californian, Friday, Sept. 25, 1953:

Greer, William Haines - Graveside rites were conducted at 3 p.m. today (Friday) in Greenlawn Memorial Park for William Haines Greer, 82, 106 Decatur Street who died Sept. 23 in his home. He has resided here one year. Greer, a retired farmer, was born in Texas April 17, 1870. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Meyers of Bakersfield; Mrs. T.L. Hankins of Los Angeles; and Mrs. James McCarthy of San Francisco; two sons, A. D. Greer of Bakersfield and A. L. Greer of Abilene Texas; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and a brother, Leon Greer of Abilene, Texas. The Reverend Dale Hufft officiated. Greenlawn Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

From the CA Death Index:
dob: 04/17/1870
Mother's maiden name: GRAYSON
Father: GREER
sex: M
State of birth: TX
Co. of death: 15 (Kern)
Date of death: 09/23/1953 0183

GUNTER, Lo Delia

Bakersfield Californian, August 4, 1983

Gunter, Lo Delia - Services will be held in Greenlawn Memorial Chapel, 3700 River Blvd., Friday at 10:00a.m. for Lo Delia Gunter, 60, of 510 Woodrow Avenue, who passed away August 2 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. Don Shelton will officiate and interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Gunter, a native of Bakersfield had resided here all of her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Jay of Bakersfield; son and daughter-in-law Randy and Gloria Gunter of Torrance; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and David Vance of Bakersfield; mother-in-law, Bessie Evans also of Bakersfield and three grandchildren. Casketbearers will be Ken Hastin, Henry Burcher, and Bob Rude. Greenlawn Mortuary