Obituaries

Manuel D. Carpio

born June 16, 1949, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, Conrado and Tolita Carpio. Survived by his wife of 38 years, Evangelina and daughters, Annette (Mark) Walls, Marina (Martin) Contreras, Lillian (Pedro) Orduno and Laura (Rafael) Ortiz; grandchildren, Danitza, Leyla, Alexis, Juan Manuel, Leah, Gigi and Ralphie. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN, 5401 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ 85706. Mass will be on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Monica Parish, 212 W. Medina, followed by interment at South Lawn Cemetery.
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Oscar Raul Parra

70, passed away December 15, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. He is survived by his only daughter, Lorraine Parra-Morales (Julio); grandchildren, Nicholas and Andres Morales; best friend ex-wife, Martha Carrasco; siblings, Martha Noriega, Gerardo Parra and Sylvia Parra, as well as many extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe Lopez-Haro, Oracio Parra and Jesus Haro. Oscar served in the US Army, Vietnam Veteran, he was especially proud to have served his country. He was an arch welder-foreman for Southwest Gas and retired at age 55. Oscar spent his free time golfing with his best friends and loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren. He was a member of the eboard at Sahuaro Post 68, where he served as arbitrator. Oscar was also an avid walker and took his walks rain or shine. He will be terribly missed by the many friends and family who love him dearly, a true friend to all. Visitation Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary and Tuesday, December 23, 2014 graveside at 10:00 a.m., all at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN. www.funerariadelangelsl.com
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Ardella James

of Tucson, AZ, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at her assisted living residence located in Leawood, KS.
Ardella was born in Columbus, GA, to Young and Louanna Davis. She was united in marriage to Lee A. James, and to this union three children were born (Bruce, Michael and Robin). She was a member of the Eastside Community COGIC. She had several professions along the way such as a bookkeeper, beauty shop operator, and volunteer, but the one she will be best remembered for is the "Great Protector" of our family.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Bertha, Louise and Gladys; brother, Young and son, Michael.
She is survived by her husband, Lee; two children, Bruce and wife, Donna and Robin; grandson, Adam; great- grandchild, DeAndre and two sisters, Ann and husband, Willie and Clara; as well as numerous other relatives, friends and loved ones.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, MO, with Reverend Ron Kambuku officiating.
Memorial contributions in Ardella's name, may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 3846 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208.
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Carl Stephens Gregory, Jr.

entered into eternal rest on December 13, 2014. Steve was the beloved son of Lily and Carl S. Gregory, Sr. He is survived by Carl, Sr.; his three sisters, Linda (Ron) King, Wanda (Sunil) Narsai and Judy Gregory (Sean Talalee); his niece, Amanda King and nephew, Brian King. Steve proudly served in the United States Army and saw tours of duty in the Middle East and Somalia. A special "Thank You" goes to the staff at the V.A. Hospice for their compassionate care and support. A gathering of family and friends will be held at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Steve loved animals so please consider a donation to the Pima Animal Care Center in lieu of flowers.
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WILLIAMS, Albert L., (Our Beloved Uncle Fuzz) At the age of 86, Albert died peacefully on December 7, 2014. He was born to Bert Lee and Katherine Williams on January 9, 1928, in Evansville, IN. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 to 1952, spending 15 months in Korea during the war. After the war, he returned to Evansville and worked for Chrysler Corporation. In 1963, he relocated to Tucson and worked as a police officer for the University of Arizona until 1982. Fuzz will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his love of cars and his devotion to his family. He was predeceased by his sisters, Lillian Wolf, Ann Lee Wolf, Clara Williams, Alice Meyer and Catherine Williams. He was also predeceased by nephews, Gary Williams, Ronald Wolf and Arthur Lee Wolf. Albert is survived by nieces, Arlene Wolf and Janie Wolf of Evansville, IN; great-nieces and nephews, Erika Wolf of Chicago, IL, Jay Castro of Yorba Linda, CA, Jinx Castro Maloney (Cal) and Jon Castro of Tucson. Other survivors include great-great nieces and nephews, Brent Maloney (Teresa) Gilbert, AZ; Natalie Maloney, Los Angeles, CA; Callie Maloney, Tucson and great-great-great- nephews, Zander Lee Ross and Olson Maloney. Visitation will take place from 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson, with Funeral Services immediately following. Burial to follow with military honors in South Lawn Cemetery. Bringfuneralhome.com
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