Obituaries

JAMES FRANKLIN KEELIN

JAMES FRANKLIN KEELIN

James Franklin “Frank” Keelin, 82, of Grandview died Friday, June11, 2004, at Walla Walla Veterans Hospital.

He was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Datto, Ark. to Hugh Franklin and Ava (Cleveland) Keelin.

At the age of 18, he married Freda Geneva Black in Corning, Ark.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army, joining the 752nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion, which served on Saipan and Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged. He received a Good Conduct Medal, AP Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Ribbon.

He and his wife made their home in Grandview. In 1971 they purchased and operated Frank’s Texaco Service station for several years. He also worked as a mechanic for Seneca Foods in Prosser, retiring after 13 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Freda Keelin of Grandview; a daughter, Frankie Norwood of Grandview; and two sons, James (Laura) Keelin of Jacksonville, Ark. and Jerry (Linda) Keelin of Grandview. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his sister, Agnes Poyner of Corning; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, William Arthur Keelin, Everett Keelin and Huey Francis Keelin; and three sisters, Ethel Whitehead, Lucille Flannigan and Marie Jackson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 19, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Grandview Church of the Nazarene. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Mr. Keelin’s memory may make donations to the Disabled Veterans Association.

ARTURO CARRILLO

Arturo Carrillo, 44, of Sunnyside passed away Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 5, 1959 in Mexico, the son of Blanca (Barrios) and Francisco Carrillo. Arturo received his education in Mexico. Since 1984 he had worked and raised his family in the Sunnyside area.

Arturo enjoyed soccer, fishing and barbeques with his family. Arturo attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Blanca R. Rodelo of Sunnyside; five children, Juan Manuel Carrillo of Las Vegas, Nev., Blanca Carrillo, Paloma Carrillo, Alyson Carrillo and Arturo Carrillo, all of Sunnyside; his parents, Francisco Carrillo and Blanca Barrios; four brothers, Jose Luis Carrillo, Eberardo Carrillo, Leonel Carrillo and Jaime Carrillo, all of Mexico; and one granddaughter.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, June 17, 2004, from 1 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 18, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Burial will be at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NETTIE HAINES

Nettie Haines, 89, of Sunnyside passed away Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Nettie was born May 27, 1915 in Mitchell, S.D., the daughter of Stella (Reynolds) and Sam Schwartz. Nettie received her education and later married Clifford Haines in South Dakota. In 1937 the Haines moved to Sunnyside, where Nettie worked picking apples and grapes in the Valley. She also worked at Syria Warehouse for 10 years and Twin City Foods for 16 years.

She loved dancing, country western music, camping, flowers and the color red.

She was a member of Sunnyside Eagles and Teamster Local.

Nettie is survived by two sons, Delmer Haines and wife, Velma, of Burbank and John Haines and wife, Geraldine, of Grandview; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and special niece, Ione Felix.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford; three sisters; and one brother.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2004, from noon to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 17, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will be in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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