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LaVella A. Pinkney

May 25, 1942-Oct. 14, 2012

LaVella Ardelia Pinkney of Scappoose passed away on Oct. 14 in Portland. She was 70.

LaVella is survived by her husband Dan Pinkney of Scappoose; daughter Laurie Pinkney; son Dan Pinkney Jr.; sisters Crystal Wood, Renita Clymer and Marlita Clymer; brother Delton LeMoyne Clymer and his wife Marybell; and uncle Orville Blair.

A memorial service has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Lents Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 8835 S.E. Woodstock Blvd. in Portland.

Arrangements by Crown Memorial Center in Portland.

Greta Sirrs

Sept. 5, 1931-Oct. 20, 2012

Greta Joan Sirrs of Scappoose passed away Oct. 20, at approximately 3:30 a.m. She was 81.

She is survived by her daughter Michele Kursar of Anacortes, Wash.; cousin Wynette Carter of Warren; grandchildren Meagan Clement of Scappoose and Roland Kursar of Seattle; great-grandson Hezekiah Clement of Scappoose; step-children Earleen Girous of Lafayette, Colo., and Tom Sirrs of Sheridan; and sister-in-law Louise Wheeler. She was preceded in death by brother “Buddy” Charles Wheeler.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Christ Episcopal Church.

Committal and inurnment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scappoose.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Christ Episcopal Church, 35350 E. Division Road, St. Helens, OR 97051.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.

Shirley Sleightam

May 3, 1946-Oct. 17, 2012

Shirley Jean Sleightam of Scappoose died Oct. 17 at Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital in Clackamas. She was 66.

She is survived by her sons David and Roger Sleightam of Scappoose and Robert Sleightam of Kalama, Wash.; siblings John Bright of Marysville, Calif., Judy Walker of Portland, Mike Shellito of Pacific City, Ken and Richard Shellito of Rickreal, Jim Shellito of Beaverton and Teressa Shellito of Portland; five granddaughters; and one great-grandchild on the way.

Viewing and visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens.

Graveside service and interment will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.