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Oran Clarence Chastain

Oran Clarence Chastain, a Chloride resident, died Saturday July 21, 2001, in Kingman.

He was 78.


Chastain was born Jan.

3, 1923, in Medford, Ore.

He served in the U.S.

Army Air Force during World War II and spent 33 years in the Oregon National Guard, retiring as Captain.

He served as a Jackson County Deputy Sheriff until assuming the positions of City Recorder, Municipal Judge and Chief of Police in Central Point, Ore., in the 1950s.

He served as Assistant Chief of Police in Grants Pass, Ore., from 1956-1959.

He took a position as Chief of Police in Eagle Point, Ore., and later was appointed City Administrator.

In 1974 he left public service and became a partner in a construction company.

In 1977 he started his own construction company, Chastain Land Developing.

He was active in the American Legion and Lions club.

He served as President of the Southern Oregon Peace Officers Association in 1950.

He moved to Arizona in 1995.


Chastain is survived by: his wife of 48 years, Sadimae J.

(Oldham) Chastain of Chloride; one son, Edward Oran Chastain of Eugene, Ore.; one daughter, Patricia Walker of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Lelia Hunt of Portland, Ore., and Marjorie Stelle of Canby, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Samuel and Annie Chastain; one son, Bob Chastain; four brothers, Ira, Chester, Eldon and Wilber Chastain; and one sister, Edra Howison.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.

Friday July 27, 2001, at Memory Gardens Mortuary in Medford, Ore.


Earl Phillips of the Medford (Ore.) Apostolic Faith Church will officiate.

Burial will be at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Medford, Ore.

June I.


June I.

Parker died Saturday June 30, 2001, in Kingman.

She was 81.


Parker was born June 1, 1920, in Iola, Kan.

A homemaker, Mrs.

Parker moved to Kingman from California seven years ago.


Parker is survived by: three sons, Terry Parker of Kingman, Bill Parker of California, and John Kelly of Oklahoma; two daughters, Elena Ruest and Bonnie Bell, both of California; and one brother, Cecil Houghton of Kingman.


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