The World from Coos Bay, Oregon on February 24, 1995 · 9
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I V V v 1 4 i- V i 4. -, -r-irrL o' r v n-1 Friday, February 24, 1995, THE WORLD, Coo Bay, Ore. Page 9 ,, r SfafeLocal news Deputys wife says she wasnt tuned out to search ROSEBURG (AP) The wife of former deputy Larry Gibson denied defense suggestions that she was more interested in watching a movie on TV than looking for her son . the day he disappeared from their home. I did not watch the movie, Judy Gibson said Thursday under cross-examination. I paced back and forth and jumped on Larry with both feet when he got back from jogging. Larry Gibson is on trial on murder charges in the March 18, 1991 disappearance of his son from the front yard of the familys mobile home outside the small town of Glendale while Gibson was off jogging. The boys body has never been found. Defense lawyer Alan Scott also suggested that Mrs. Gibsons guilt over failing to protect her son led her to lie to police about hearing Tommy still playing outside after her husband had shot a neighbors cat. , Investigators had once theorized that Gibson accidentally killed his son while shooting at the cat. Since Gibsons daughter, Karen, came forward to say she saw her father hit her little brother and load him in his patrol car, the prosecution has dropped that scenario. But Scon has kept it alive as one of a number of possible explanations for the boys disappearance, arguing that no one really knows what happened to him. Hes out there a 2i-year-old kid," Scott said at the clbse of his cross-examination. You didnt once see him outside. You Group postpones meeting GRANTS PASS (AP) An organizer for the white supremacist group Aryan Nations has told authorities he postponed a meeting after news of the weekend event produced a backlash. - He just said, Not right now. He was kind of surprised at the media blitz, Josephine County sheriffs Deputy Matt Brandt said of his conversation with Dennis Hilligoss. He basically has his own life and family that this definitely was interfering with. Aryan Nations staff leader Tim Bishop acknowledged last week that Hilligoss was in Josephine County to recruit thousands of new members in Oregon and a gathering described as a seminar was scheduled for Saturday at a secret location. Kitzhaber pays fine, settles complaint SALEM. (AP) Gov. John Kitzhabers offer to pay a $2,000 civil penalty to settle an ethics complaint against him was in no way an admission of wrongdoing, a spokesman says. Instead, the governor felt that paying the fine would bring a quick end to an investigation into allegations that he misused state telephones as a legislator, Bob Apple-gate says. This is not an uncommon way to move beyond a tremendously onerous and time-consuming process, Applegate said. As it turned out, the state Government Standards and Practices Commission on Thursday decided to dis- -miss the complaint, which was filed by Denny Smith, Kitzhabers Republican opponent in the 1994 governors race. Smith claimed Kitzhaber, as state Senate president, violated a law fgainst using public office for personal gain by using his state phone to set up speaking engagements around the country. However, members of the ethics panel voted 4-1 to drop the case altogether. Among the commission members who voted to dismiss the case was ' Peter Gray of Portland, who said he felt Smiths allegations against Kitzhaber were politically motivated. Daily 4 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Thursdays winning numbers in the Oregon Daily 4 lottery game: 2-8-8-8 .Obituaries Obituaries are paid announcement Information s provided by mortuaries and farmty msmbers. Contact mortuanas for more alternation. Gene C. Long A Mass of Christian Burial for Gene C. Long, 69, North Bend, will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 1995, at St. Monica Catholic Church, with the Rev. J. Patrick Moore officiating. Concluding services will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the North Bend Chapel, Virginia and McPherson, North Bend, 756-0440. Mrs. Long was born July 26, 1925, in Mansfield, N.J., and died Feb. 22, 1995, in Coos Bay of natural causes. j Mrs. Long resided most of her ljfe in the Bay Area. She graduated from North Bend High School in lj942, St. Vincents Hospital of Nursing in Portland in 1948, and attended the University of Oregon for tiro years and was a member of the. Delta Gamma Sorority. C r Mrs. Long was a registered nurse t McCauley Hospital and worked $s a nurse for Bay Clinic and North fend Medical Center. She also Korked as a nurse for Coos County t ealth Department She later went n to retire from the Coos Bay $chool District, after being a substitute nurse for both the Coos Bay and orth Bend School districts. F Mrs. Long was also a volunteer for the chamber of commerce. South Coast Hospice, and was a member of St Monica Catholic Church. She had also provided nursing services to the Island of Antigua through the Peace Corps. She is survived by her former husband. Jack Long, North Bend; their eight children, daughters and sons-in-law, Leslie and Rob Pinkham of Phoenix, Ore., Jackie and Scott Graham, of North Bend, Cindi and Cal Hoover of Coos Bay, Gene and Aaron Piddington of Ashland, Annie Onusic of Coos Bay and Teresa Long of Ashland; sons and a daughter-in-law, Nick and Lisa Long of Roseburg and Chris Long of Coos Bay; sisters, Marion Clark of Stevenson, Wash., and Helen Simon of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and numerous grandchildren. She was loved by all will be greatly missed, according to her family. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in her memory to Camp Easter Seal, 4343 Gor-butt Ave., Portland, 97201. Belva Doris Albertson : Funeral services for Belva Doris Albertson, 84, Coos Bay,, will be held foiro'wmg'a'pfivate Memorial Mass at St. Catherines residence, at 1 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Coos Bay Chapel, Seventh and Anderson. The Rev. Emil Kies will officiate, with interment at Sunset Memorial Park. Her casket will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. this evening at Coos Bay Chapel, Seventh and Anderson, Coos Bay, 267-3131. She was bom Sept. 27, 1910, in Independence, and died Feb. 23, 1995, in Coos Bay of natural causes. She was the daughter of the late William and Idella Mae Taylor Hunnicutt She had lived almost all her life in Coos Bay. She was a member of the St. Monica Catholic, Coos Bay Eagles Auxiliary, Lady Elks and had owned and managed the Charleston Trailer Court for many years. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Judy Kasper of Coos Bay; step-daughters, Ellie Acorn of Arcadia, Calif., Margie Walton of Las Cruces, N.M. and Sister Rosemarie Kasper, Sister of the Holy Names, Marylhurst; a brother and sister-in-law. Cliff and Fran Hunnicutt of Winston; grandchildren, Cynthia Esquivel of Fair Oaks, Calif, and Ronald Kasper of Citrus Heights, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Lung Association, Capitol Plaza Bldg., 9320 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Portland, 97219 Cleona Z. Skelton j At her request no services will be hefd for Cleona enuhSkelton.'Jg Myrtle Point Arrangements are under the direction of AmlingSchroeder Funeral Service, (503) 572-2524. ' She was bom June 12, 1916, in Joseph, and died Feb. 23, 1995, in Coquille. She was a resident of Myrtle Point for the past five years and had previously lived at Bandon for a number of years. Survivors Include her children, Mary Ann Dickson of Myrtle Point, Jerald Triplett of Hauser, Jacquelyn Fenton of Camas, Wash., Earl Schomberg of California and Kenneth Schomberg of Christmas Valley; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. Jack Skelton;, a brother. Sylvan Miller, and a Sister, Juanita Knapp. Robert Russell Bryant SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Memorial services for Robert Russell Bryant 58, San Francisco, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Sunset Memo-' rial Mausoleum, Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel, Virginia and McPherson, 756-0440. , Mr. Bryant was bom Dec. 25, Hl936;irt Carmel,1 Calif, and died ' Feb. 20, 1995, at home in San Francisco of aids. He was the son of Robert Russell and Lucile Miram Hart. He was later adopted by his stepfather, William F., Bryant Jr. of New Jersey, where he was reared and educated. he was very involved in horticulture farming, the Naval Academy, the Fire Department in Charleston and the commercial fishing industry. He married Mildred A. Peterson on Oct. 21, 1959, in Charleston. They raised five daughters of farms and ranches on the Oregon Coast and in Central Oregon. He held occupations in the following fields; school bus driver, powder mon-keydemolition explosive expert, road construction foreman, crummy driver, logger, cattle showman, beef and dairy cattle farmer, hay producer, custom hay service, artificial in-seminator and embryo transplant technician. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant divorced in 1979. He then moved to Eugene as owneroperator of the Seafood Grotto Restaurant. He was very successful in many different aspects of farming and farmranch management in Junction City; Salem; Notus, Idaho; Lebanon, Conn.; and Gafnbier, Ohio, before moving to San Francisco, where he was employed at Townsend Restaurant and Bakery!' -'v He is survived by his ex-wife and close friend, Mildred; daughters and sons-in-Iaws, Beverly Chesselet of Coquille, Bruno and Susan DeBlock of Terrebonne, Linda Erickson of Eagle, Idaho, Trent and Robin Ward of Kuna, Idaho and Gary and Cathy Kaae of Redmond; 1 1 grandchildren; stepfather, William F. Bryant; two half-sisters, Shirley Holt an Diane Hart; a half-brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Janet Hart; close friends and care providers, Jeff and Teal Polderman as well as many other close friends and companions. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucile Bryant and his father, Robert Russell Hart, who was killed in action during World War II. Memorials may be made to Dr, Laura Strauss, Ward 86, AIDS patients, San Francisco General Hospital or the Charleston Volunteer Fire Department. -Death notices Clifford Bunch Jr. - 64, of Coos Bay, died Feb. 24, in Coos Bay. Arrangements pending Nelsons Bay Area Mortuary, 267-4216. John Heinitz 70, of Coos Bay, died Feb. 23 in Mesa, Ariz. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, Seventh .andrs.,,-?,)!.., ' William Sowle 75, of Lakeside, died Feb. 23 in Coos Bay. Arrangements under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, Seventh and Anderson, 267-3131. ORDER BABY CHICKS NOW CHOCKS Taking orders now on Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds, Cornish Cross, Sex Links & more. r Lilly Miller PACKET SEEDS 50 OFF -tfanfilmfs- SPRING BULBS ARE NOW HERE! Nice selection in stock. f Dry Com on the Cob Feed for Squirrels & other Critters 6.5 lb. Bag 3 lb. Bag $325 $225 Expires 22895 SK2IK. meovEir Reg. $19.99 50 Ft. SpecaM2": Extends to 50 feet Protects againsf Frost Freezing Garden Pests Promotes photosynthesis Provides ventilation by adjusting the sides Extends growing season . Reusable f Kills slugs" & snails Can be used around fruits, vegetables and ornamentals Remains effective after rainfall 31b. box onlySi!, TREES IN STOCK Wide Variety H325 Starting at Subject to stock on hand. COOS GRANGE SUPPLY'S w.tt r.vc.TT 77 "."K f." kt W? " T T 1?. PQQM18 0 0 02 a 0 a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 OAK ENTERTAINMENT CENTER C235DW Reg. $499.00 Sale $ DRAWER DRESSER Reg. $87.95 5 PIECE TABLE & CHAIR Natural Finish. EM366 Reg. $469.00 LEATHER C)R0CKERRECLINER 96782 aMiRdliir. FULL SET 199 DOUBLE 0 RECLINERC2 83670 0 Reg. $899.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 QUEEN SET 239 Subject to stock on hand, not good on prior purchases, some items one of a kindr Stock similar to illustration. 0 0 didnt once know what he was doing. You were responsible for watching Tommy and thats the horrible thing you have a lot of trouble dealing with. Mrs. Gibson said she continued to believe her husband was innocent until Karen told r, her what she had seen the day her brother 4 disappeared. 1085 S. 2nd, Coos Bay 267-7051 HOURS: MON-SAT, 9-5:30 cl -a 34 tr. a DUODVfS o

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