Deaths: May 22, 2002

May 22, 2002


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Dora Pegues, 75, of Brawley, who died Thursday in her home.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley. Pastor John Nettles of Second Baptist Church of El Centro will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Pegues was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Mansfield, La., where she was raised and attended schools.

She married Feado Pegues in Mansfield on Oct. 24, 1942. The Pegueses moved to the Imperial Valley, settling in Brawley soon after their marriage.


Mrs. Pegues was a founding member of the New Mount Olive Baptist Church.

According to family, she spent her life as a homemaker taking care of her family. Besides being a mother, she also worked at the Planters Hotel, Pioneers Memorial Hospital and Valet Cleaners.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Feado Pegues, on Nov. 16, 1990; daughter, Iva Pegues; son, Feado Pegues Jr.; brother, Cooper Partner; and sisters, Artie Mae Pegues and Alberta Partner.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Pegues of Brawley; daughters, Brenda Bellamy and Patricia Pegues, both of El Centro, Ruby Pegues of Brawley, Erma Pegues of New Jersey, Mary Pegues Thiery of Palm Desert and Verdell Pegues Johnson of Lancaster; brothers, Oscar Partner of Texas and Johnny Partner of Los Angeles; sisters, Lizzie Atkins and Carrie Greene, both of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Faith Assembly of God in Imperial for Joe Garcia Jr., 27, of Brawley, who died Sunday in Brawley.

A determination of the cause of death is pending investigation.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Faith Assembly of God in Imperial. The Rev. Bill Brewer will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Garcia was born on May 15, 1975, in Santa Clara and came to the Imperial Valley with his family in 1977.

He attended local schools and graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1993.

Mr. Garcia married Teri Ann Zamudio in Yuma on March 9, 1996.

He attended El Redentor Assembly of God in Brawley before attending Faith Assembly of God in Imperial.

According to family, Mr. Garcia enjoyed playing darts and pool.

Survivors include his wife, Teri Garcia of Brawley; sons, Joseph, Justin and Junior Garcia, all of Brawley; daughter, Jocelyn Garcia of Brawley; parents, Evelyn and Joe Garcia Sr. of Brawley; sister and brother-in-law, Lorentina and Joel Sanchez of Brawley; brother, Joshua Garcia of Brawley; niece and nephew, Anyssa and Adam Sanchez, both of Brawley; maternal grandparents, Jesse Ruiz and Guadalupe Olivas; paternal grandmother, Manuela Blanco; and numerous aunts and uncles.

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