James Holmes passed away peacefully, Sept. 29, 2012 at Loma Linda University Medical Center after a brave battle with lung cancer. He was born Oct. 26, 2948 in Gary, Ind. to James and Creasie Holmes.
James graduated from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, and after 20 years of proud service in the United States Air Force, he spent 19 years working for the United States Postal Service.
During his retirement he enjoyed golf and being a loyal Cleveland Indians fan. Jimmy was truly loved by all who knew him. He never lost his wonderful sense of humor, and up until the end his thoughts and concerns were for others.
He is survived by his adoring wife, Pauline; daughter-in-law, Yvette and siblings, family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his son, Alexander.
Burial took place at Desert Lawn Funeral Home on Oct. 6, 2012.
Thurman Tucker, Jr.
Thurman “Tom” Lee Tucker, Jr. passed away Oct. 2, 2012. He was born on May 22, 1940 to Thurman and Ida Tucker.
Tom was a carpet layer in many states.
Tom is survived by his life partner, Anne; children, Becky, Cindy, Tom and Shawnda; eight grandchildren; mother, Ida and sisters, Sharon and Jama.
He was preceded in death by his father, Tom and sister, Janet.
Tom will be dearly missed.
Funeral services were held Oct. 11, 2012 at Weaver Mortuary with the burial following at Mt. View Cemetery in Beaumont.
Gloria Jean Gleason (Jeanie), 65, passed away Sept. 30, 2012 in Victorville, Calif. after a four-year battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 13, 1946 in Ravenna, Ohio.
Gloria is survived by her brothers, Dickie and Ronnie; sisters, Cindy and Nancy; children, Tammy, Michael, Stacey and Todd, as well as many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Oct. 13, 2012 to celebrate the amazing life of Gloria and her 66th birthday. The service will take place at the Center of Spiritual Living, 802 Maple in Beaumont at 12:30 p.m. and will be followed by a potluck.
Donations are appreciated and will be used to help with the burial costs, and may be sent to Green Acres Memorial Park Mortuary in Bloomington, Calif. in her name.
Donald Francis McKinnon, 83, passed away Oct. 4, 2012 at his home in Sun Lakes Country Club, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born May 16, 1929 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. to Laughlin and Edna McKinnon.
Donald was a devoted husband and father and loved life.
Donald is survived by his wife, Beryl; sons, Gary Henry, Donald McKinnon, Michael McKinnon, Scott Henry, Laughlin McKinnon, John McKinnon and Dennis McKinnon; daughter, Dona McKinnon and 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will take place today, Oct. 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1234 Palm Ave. in Beaumont. Private interment will take place at Riverside National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary.
Julian “Julio” Thomas Martel, 52, died unexpectedly in his Banning home, the place that connected him to the love and memories of his mother and family. He was born Dec. 9, 1959 to Thomas and Margaret Martel.
Julio had the strong influence of a leader and was never alone. He had a heart full of compassion and a genuine concern for those in need. When things got rough Julio had strength in the face of adversity.
In the early years of his life, he grew up in the “SAPO” and later in the “Eastside” of Banning. He went to Banning schools from Hoffer to Coombs Junior High and Banning High School. Julio took every opportunity to join a team, football, baseball, or running the turkey trot. He had a strong passion for boxing. In his early teens he was a boxer for the local Boys and Girls Club.
In 1987, Julio gave his heart to the Lord Jesus Christ, he was baptized, then pursued his calling as a leader at the Potter’s House Christian Center, where he was known to have “zeal” for the lord. Never allowing anyone to deprive him of joy while serving. Julio was an evangelist and impacted the lives of many with the gospel of Jesus Christ and was a catalyst for change, as he changed many lives for eternity. His favorite verse, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of god is eternal life in Christ Jesus our lord” Romans 6:23.
In May 1989 Julio married Yolanda Carranza at the Potter’s House in Beaumont.
Julio is survived by his daughters; Arlene, Julie Ann, Marie and Leticia Martel; brothers, Michael Martel and Victor Martel of Banning; sisters, Terri Martel of Banning, Rebecca (Mark) Finch of Long Beach, Miss., Irene (Greg) Hernandez of Albuquerque, N.M., Rachel Martel of San Antonio, Texas, and Norma (Randy) Rivera of San Jacinto; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Julio had many friends and family whom he loved and loved him.
Julio was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Martel in May 2011.
A memorial service was held Sept. 29 at the Banning Community Center, with the service officiated by Pastor Rob Necochea.
The family would like to offer many thanks to everyone that helped them during this time, especially to his daughters, with donations and kind words about Julio, the family would like to thank everyone who contributed.