Jodie May Whiteside

October 09, 2001

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Jodie May Whiteside, 91, of Niland, who died Saturday in her home.

Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley with the Rev. Joe Finnell of Calipatria Community Church officiating.

Mrs. Whiteside was born on May 26, 1910, in Mena, Ark., and was raised in Oklahoma. She moved to Visalia from Oklahoma in 1945 and then to Niland in 1948.

She married John Francis Whiteside and was a homemaker, raising five children.

She enjoyed quilting, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Whiteside, on Oct. 12, 1969; daughters, Gwendolyn Wallis in the early 1960s and Mary Jo Dickerson on May 19, 1990; and five brothers and two sisters.


Survivors include her son, J.F. Whiteside of Kenia, Alaska; daughters, Icyphine Sones of Niland and Bonnie Huxley of El Centro; sisters, Ora Ankermann of Sonoma and Elba Blevins of Lindsay, Okla.; and 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Jamie M. Brown, 80, of El Centro, who died Monday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Church services will be at noon Tuesday in Sweet Home Baptist Church in El Centro with the Rev. R.T. Arnold officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Pine Bluff, Ark. She married Tommy Johnson in 1938 in Pine Bluff.

Mrs. Brown was a school teacher at the Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children for 20 years.

She earned her master's degree in education from San Diego State University.

Mrs. Brown was a longtime member of Sweet Home Baptist Church in El Centro. She was involved in the choir, mission and usher auxiliaries. She will be truly missed, according to family members.

Survivors include her daughters, Georgine Armstrong of Imperial, Shirley Mobley of Washington, D.C., and Eurlean Johnson-Roberts of Palm Desert; sons, Samuel Johnson of Oakland and Tommy Johnson Jr. of San Bernardino; sister Alberta Welsh of San Bernardino; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Judith Ann Burk, 60, of Borrego Springs, a former Salton City resident who died of natural causes Friday in Palomar Hospital in Escondido.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Faith Assembly of God in Imperial with the Rev. Bill Brewer officiating.

Burial will be private.

Mrs. Burk was born Sept. 3, 1941, in Rochester, Minn. She married John Burk on June 27, 1964, in Rochester.

Mrs. Burk taught school while living in Minnesota and later devoted her time to pastoring with her husband at the West Shores Assembly of God in Salton City.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Amy Burk.

Survivors include her husband, John Burk of Borrego Springs; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Ben Barfield of Tucson, and Jodi and Bruce Kliewer of Valley Center; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Pam Arnett of South Dakota; son, John Burk of Borrego Springs and seven grandchildren.

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