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Obituary: David Dwight Hollandsworth

Obituary: David Dwight Hollandsworth, 79, passed away peacefully the morning of Oct. 26, 2022, holding the hand of Susan, his wife and partner of 49 years. To honor David’s life, a May 20, 2023, celebration of a wonderful life is planned.

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Obituary: Claudette Elena Paige

On Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., Claudette Elena Paige (nee Coats) made her transition to a better place. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George; her daughter, Patricia; and her son, Gordon.

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Obituary: Martha Isetta Turner

Martha Isetta Turner, 70, died Aug. 28. Burial and a memorial service for Martha will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.

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Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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