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Local Childrens Musician Loses Battle with Cancer: Oklin Bloodworth Passes at 66

MADERA - Oklin Bloodworth passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the age of 66. He was born to Oklin and Fannie Bloodworth in Fort Worth, TX and a resident of Madera, CA for the past 62 years. Oklin graduated from Madera High School, class of 1968.

In the early 1990’s Oklin started preforming by playing and singing at children’s events throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Many years he worked for the Madera County Arts Council PACES program, performing for the Madera Unified School District. Oklin brought a smile to children’s faces, he loved to perform for the children and they loved to sing and dance along with him.

Sgt. Charles Reiring (68)

Sgt. Chuck Reiring (68), a native of Burbank, CA and a resident of Madera, CA for 56 years passed away suddenly Saturday, September 3, 2016 at a Madera hospital. He was a Deputy Sheriff for Madera County Sheriff Office working for 32 years until his retirement in 2003.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Reiring.

Former Owner of Local 7 Eleven Dies: Terry O'Neal (83)

Michael "Terry" O'Neal (83) passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Terry was born in Netherland West India, Aruba and a resident of Madera, CA for 40 years. Terry worked as a Correctional Officer in Madera County for 20 years. He also owned and operated the 7 Eleven on Howard and Schnoor for 6 years.

Terry was preceded in death by his daughter Patricia “Kathleen” Cunningham and his brother King O’Neal.

Beloved Little League Coach Passes: Larry A. Cervantez

Larry A. Cervantez (66) - Heavy hearts are left behind with the passing of Larry A. Cervantez, who died peacefully with his loving family at his side on July 30, 2016, after a 2 1/2 year courageous battle with cancer.

Larry was born and raised in Madera, the son of Jose Maria and Petra Cervantez.He attended Madera schools graduating from Madera High School in 1969 and attended Fresno City College.
Soon after graduating high school he met the love of his life, Marge Gutierrez. They fell in love and were married in 1971.

Daniel Engelhaupt, Jr. (27)

Daniel Louis Engelhaupt Jr. (27), a native and lifelong resident of Madera, CA passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 in a Fresno hospital. He was a merchandiser for Pepsi Cola for 1 year and a member of St. Joachim Catholic Church. Daniel was a graduate of Madera High School Class of 2007 and received his Associates at Fresno City College. He also enjoyed movies.

Daniel was preceded in death by his grandpa Tony Fuentes, big grandpa Jim Englehaupt and little grandpa Jim Feramisco.

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