Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Wed, Oct. 28


Edwin Oscar Cleaver

Funeral services for Edwin Oscar Cleaver, 70, were held Friday, June 30 at the First Baptist Church on Warren and Aspinwall at 10 a.m. Interment was in Desert View Cemetery immediately following the services.

Ed was born on Wednesday, August 7, 1929 at Yuma General Hospital, in Yuma to Claude Oscar Cleaver and Ethelyn Violet Patterson Cleaver. He attended school in Yuma, Prescott, Holbrook and Winslow. Ed was a station attendant, salesman, and ranch/farm hand from 1945 to 1951. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from February 2, 195l to February 1, 1953 receiving an Honorable Discharge. He served with the 102nd AAA Gun Battalion on the East Coast to protect against enemy aircraft and served with the 554th AAA Gun Battalion at Camp Steward, Georgia as a Drill Instructor and was in the reserves (active status) from February 2, 1953 to October 12, 1956. Ed married the girl of his dreams, his partner for life and eternity, Norma Jean Fanning, on Sunday, November 11, 1951 at 2 p.m. After serving in the military, Ed and Jean moved to Yuma where Ed worked for Conner Tire Co. They relocated to Winslow in July of 1954, and Ed began working for AT & SF Railroad as a brakeman and conductor in July 13, 1954 retiring on April 28, 1992.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge 536 since 1968, and the American Legion Lodge 100 since December 1985. Ed had a strong faith in God and was able to always use his faith for strength in good times and in bad. He is survived by his two daughters, Connie and son-in-law, Gary Calhoun of Winslow and Lavona Kay and son-in-law, Larry Reynolds of Fargo, North Dakota.; four grandchildren, Adrienne and Jackie Calhoun of Winslow and Shaun and Scott Reynolds of Fargo, North Dakota. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean in February of 1998; his father, Claude in April 1955, and his mother Ethelyn in August 1998.

Greer's Scott Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.

David Lee Huckabee

David Lee Huckabee, 53, died in San Francisco June 27. He was born in Madera, California January 24, 1947. At the time of his death he was the night auditor for the Phoenix Lodge in Tracy, California. He enjoyed all sports. He was very family oriented and loved spending time with children. He had retired after 10 years as pastor of Winslow Bible Baptist Church.

His survivors include mother, Verna Reimus of Yerrington, Nevada; daughters Jennifer Huckabee of Winslow and Rebecca (and Chris) Devaney of Glendale; grandchildren Christopher and Dustin Devaney; and sister Genia Hale of Tracy, California.

Memorial services were held at Fry Memorial Chapel in Tracy, California Friday, June 30 at 2 p.m.

Fidell B. Lewis

Graveside Services for Fidell B. Lewis, 18, were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 3 at White Cone in the Family Plot.

Fidell Lewis passed away on June 26, at Chevlon Creek, Winslow. He was born on January 8, 1982, in Keams Canyon.

His survivors include: father, Stanley Lewis; mother, Larraine Willie and stepfather, Barton Willie of White Cone; brother, Melvin Lewis of White Cone; sisters, Dorinda Lewis and Philamena Lewis, both of White Cone.

Greer's Scott Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.

Laura J. Miller

Funeral Services for Laura J. Miller, 86, were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 29 at Fletcher's Mortuary, 401 N. 4th St., Show Low. Viewing was held one hour prior to service at the Mortuary. Bill Seidle officiated and interment followed in Show Low Cemetery.

Laura Miller passed away on June 26 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born on December 26, 1913 in Alagansee, Michigan.

Her survivors include, daughter, Donna Harkins and husband, Paul of Pinetop-Lakeside; son, Lyle Miller and wife, Thelma of Pinetop-Lakeside; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd B. Miller; daughter Marcella Hicks; and grandson, Phil Kenton.

Greer's Scott Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.

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