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BALLANTYNE - Andrew Paul Ballantyne, 83, of Valley Springs, died March 20 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Hall in Valley Springs. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. Donations in his memory can be made to make Twain Convalescent Hospital, Mark Twain Hospital Foundation, 768 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249; Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, care of Dignity Health Mercy Foundation, 34000 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; or Vintage Fair Convalescent Hospital in Modesto, 3620 B Dale Road,
Modesto, CA 95356. San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
BELL – Kenneth Bell, 55, of Jamestown, died Friday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
GARCIA - Eugene Garcia, 71, of La Grange, died Saturday at his home. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
LUKE - Iona Luke, 91, of Twain Harte, died Saturday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
SPONSLER - Charles "Mike" Sponsler, 75, of Sonora, died Sunday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
THOMAS - Margret Thomas, 65, of Sonora, died Friday at her home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.