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22 year old Holden Thomas Mead of Port Orchard, Washington, formerly of Blair, passed away June 25th in an automobile accident. He is survived by parents Philip and Heather Mead, sister Taylor and her husband, Eric, and other family members. Visitation is Monday,July 10th, 5-8pm at First United Methodist Church of Blair. The funeral is July 11th, 3pm at First Lutheran Church of Blair.

69 year old Cynthia Sparks of Blair died July 5th. She is survived by her children, Gary White and Amie Lau, her brothers Charlie, John, Jim Pierce, David Doremus and Danny Ballard and their families. A memorial service is Friday, July 14th, 10am at Campbell Aman.

66 year old Gary Park of Blair passed away June 28th, plans for a memorial gathering are pending.

Details on these services can be found at

84 year old Raymond Ardis if Fort Calhoun died July 5th. He is survived by his wife, Linda, sons Steve and Martin Ardis, Rickey Welchert, daughters RaeAnn King, Shelly Ardis, Staci Hite and Jenny Peyton and other family members. Services are pending.

Details, when available, will be found online at

73 year old Larry Alexander of Fort Calhoun passed away July 1st. He is survived by his wife, Patty, daughters Denise and Terry, step children James, Tammy and Nicole Robertson, the latter of Fort Calhoun, along with other family members. Visitation is tomorrow 10am, the Funeral follows at 11, both at John A Gentleman.


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