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Eleanor "Missie" Melvin, 86, Bakersfield, Dec. 30. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Directors.

Services pending

Arthena Barefield, 91, Bakersfield, Dec. 30. Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Services.

Geraldine Gertrude Hansen-Denny, 90, Bakersfield, Dec. 30. Mission Family Mortuary.

Clayton Blake Goldman, 20, Bakersfield, Dec. 28. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Marilyn "Kuki" Carol Hickey, 66, Tehachapi, Dec. 14 in Tehachapi. Wood Family Funeral Service, Tehachapi.

Ralph Earl Howlett, 76, Bakersfield, Dec. 28. Neptune Society Cremation.

Sarah Evelyn Humes, 96, Bakersfield, Dec. 29. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Inocencio G. Meza, 94, Bakersfield, Dec. 29. Peters Funeral Home, Wasco.

Ronald Lloyd Steele, 76, Hacienda Heights, Dec. 28. Mission Family Mortuary.

Annie Mae Summage, 82, Bakersfield, Dec. 28. Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Services.

Services scheduled

Randall Rex Ferrell, 59, Bakersfield, Dec. 27. Memorial service 11 a.m. Jan. 2, Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel, Tehachapi. Wood Family Funeral Service, Tehachapi.

Dorothy Helen Hamel, 88, Lake Isabella, Dec. 27. Visitation 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 3, Sierra Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella; service 10 a.m. Jan. 4, St. Jude Catholic Church; graveside service 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7, Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego. Sierra Valley Mortuary, Lake Isabella.

Josefa Lopez Mendoza, 81, Delano, Dec. 27 in Delano. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 3, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Delano; Mass 8 a.m. Jan. 4, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Delano. Lane Family Funeral Home, Delano.

Dave Melendrez, 46, Bakersfield, Dec. 19. Service 10 a.m. Jan. 2, Greenlawn Chapel. Greenlawn Mortuary.

Hilda Ruth Vasquez, 69, Bakersfield, Dec. 26. Visitation 5 p.m. with rosary 7 p.m. Jan. 2, Basham Funeral Care; Mass 10 a.m. Jan. 3, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church; interment at Greenlawn Cemetery. Basham Funeral Care.