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Myrna Rae Smith

Lifelong Harborite Myrna Rae Smith passed away Nov. 1, 2013 at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia after a brief illness. She was 65. She spent most of her life in the East County area.

She worked as a bartender for many years in the Grays Harbor area and most recently as a caregiver, retiring several years ago.

A memorial potluck service will be conducted 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov.16, 2013 at the McCleary Community Center on Simpson Avenue in McCleary. Please bring a written story, a special memory or a special photo as a keepsake for the family.

Funeral arrangements are by Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.

Melvin A. McMillan

MONTESANO — Melvin Alfred McMillan died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home in Montesano. He was 76.

He had been a stockbroker for the last 42 years.

A celebration of his life will be conducted from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Aberdeen Elks.

Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.

William Anderson

TACOMA — Lifelong Harborite William K. Anderson died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Tacoma after a short illness. He was 63.

He worked as a body and fender man.

A service was conducted recently at St. John’s Cemetery in the Wishkah Valley.

James R. Madison

James Richard Madison, a resident of Hoquiam, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was 74.

He had worked as a logger and yarder for Glen T. Anderson, J.T. Spradlin and Mayr Brothers.

Services were conducted recently at Hoquiam’s Sunset Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.

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