The Californian provides free death listings using information supplied by local mortuaries. The in-depth notices that follow are paid obituaries and remembrances. These listings must be purchased by 2 p.m. To place an Obituary or In Loving Memory, call 395-7302. Full obituaries are posted at at 9 p.m. on the day before publication.

Aurelia Garay Alvarez, 66, Delano, Sept. 26. Delano Mortuary.

William C. Elms Jr., 87, Bakersfield, Sept. 28. Greenlawn Mortuary.

Julia Flores, 63, Bakersfield, Sept. 27. Basham Funeral Care.

Lucy Beltran Flores, 88, Wasco, Sept. 28 in Bakersfield. Mission Family Mortuary.

Loran Grant, 89, Wasco, Sept. 28 in Wasco. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco.

Michael Wayne Jordan, 58, Bakersfield, Sept. 25. Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel.

Kenneth L. Napier, 80, Sonora, Sept. 28 in Sonora. Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, Sonora.

Claude L. New Jr., 75, Bakersfield, Sept. 27. Peters Funeral Home, Shafter.

Jose Ruben Ramirez, 61, Bakersfield, Sept. 28. Greenlawn Mortuary.

William David Stewart, 67, Bakersfield, Sept. 27. Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel.

Services scheduled

Lila Delores Billings, 85, Bakersfield, Sept. 26. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 1, Mission Family Mortuary; graveside service 10 a.m. Oct. 2, Laton Cemetery, Laton. Mission Family Mortuary.

Bonnie Marilyn Dale, 81, Inyokern, Sept. 20 in Lancaster. Private cremation. Holland & Lyons Mortuary, Ridgecrest.

Gertrude M. Hamilton, 92, Ridgecrest, Sept. 22 in Ridgecrest. Graveside service 1 p.m. Oct. 3, Desert Memorial Park, Ridgecrest. Holland & Lyons Mortuary, Ridgecrest.

Charles William Hothan, 60, Bakersfield, Sept. 24. Service 11 a.m. Sept. 29, First Presbyterian Church. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Directors.

Ilean Bertha Malin, 85, Ridgecrest, Sept. 26 in Ridgecrest. Private cremation. Holland & Lyons Mortuary, Ridgecrest.

John Gunn Matteson III, 42, Bakersfield, Sept. 20. Memorial service 2 p.m. Oct. 1, Valley Baptist Church. Kern River Family Mortuary, Oildale.

Paula Jo Spradling, 65, Bakersfield, Sept. 26. Service 10 a.m. Oct. 1, Kern River Family Chapel, Oildale; private interment. Kern River Family Mortuary, Oildale.