DEATHS: January 8, 2002

January 08, 2002


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Lois Bevins McCarty, 92, of Imperial, who died Friday in Palm View Care Center in Yuma.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro. The Rev. LeRoy Jackson of Imperial will officiate.

Burial will be in Green Memorial Park in San Diego.

Mrs. McCarty was born May 8 1909, in Blackburn, Okla. She came to the Holtville area from Missouri as a young child and graduated from Verde School.


She married Wallace McCarty on Aug. 24, 1931 in Yuma.

The McCartys moved to Imperial, where they owned and operated Taylor-McCarty and McCarty & Martin grocery stores until Mr. McCarty's death in 1966.

Mrs. McCarty was a longtime member of Imperial Community Church. She enjoyed bowling and loved to bake, which earned her a sweepstakes prize at the California Mid-Winter Fair.

Her family was most important to her, as she was a loving housewife and grandmother, according to family. She loved to travel and entertain friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl, Earl, Bob, Ed and Phillip Bevins; and sisters, Pauline Thomas, Golda Hingley, Hazel Gudiotti Rodgers and Georgia Barioni.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Jarvis of Imperial; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Faustine McCarty of Imperial; sister, Viola Hamer of Imperial; brother, Roy Bevins of Lakeside; grandchildren, Kelli Bonillas and Bradley Jarvis, both of Imperial, Kim Hamby of Westmorland, Todd McCarty of El Centro, Jeff McCarty of Englewood, Fla., and Scott Jarvis of San Diego; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Services are pending for Louis Allen Brown, 72, of Salton City, who died Thursday in his home.

Burial will be private.

Mr. Brown was born on April 6, 1929, in Pendennis, Kan., and raised in Wilder, Idaho.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1951. He married Deloris June Krieger.

Mr. Brown resided in Idaho for 50 years and spent his winters in Salton City for the past 11 years.

He was three months short of celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include his wife, Deloris Brown of Salton City; daughters and sons-in-law, Glori and Jim Shephard of Caldwell, Idaho, and Kris and Craig Showalter of Woodruff, Utah; daughter, Teri Knoble of Boise, Idaho; son, John Brown of Woodland, Wash.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Madell Barfell, 83, of Westmorland, who died Sunday in her home.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley. Pastor William Wilson of Westmorland Pentecostal Church will officiate.

Mrs. Barfell was born April 7, 1918, in Parker, Okla. She moved to the Westmorland area as a child. She attended Westmorland Elementary School, graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1935 and attended Brawley Junior College.

She began working as a Star Route mail carrier in the Westmorland area in the early 1940s, delivering mail well into her 60s.

Mrs. Barfell was very active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, being a member since 1939. She served as a Southern California state treasurer and youth camp director in Idyllwild and had several other directorships with the organization.

She was a member of the Westmorland Pentecostal Church since 1942 and was a Tupperware consultant and manager for 30 years.

She enjoyed playing the piano and oil painting. Two of her paintings are on display in the Westmorland post office, and others are displayed throughout the Valley, according to family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman F. Barfell, in 1952; and brother, Melvin Holiman in 1974.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Dorothy Reese Barfell of San Diego; daughter and son-in-law, Madell and Thomas "Bud" Landrum of Westmorland; grandchildren, Larry and Deborah Barfell, both of Upland, Nancy Espino and David Hatcher, both of Westmorland, Stephanie and Bobby Zamora, both of Portola, Gerald and Sylvia Landrum of Oklahoma City and Mary and Larry Schouder of Georgia; sisters-in-law, Bernice Holiman of Westmorland, Glenora Barfell of Washington, Ruth Barfell of Laguna Beach and Leona Baldry of Brawley; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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