Mehanga Singh Sohal passed away surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Athoula Jalandhar Punjab, India where he served proudly in his country's Army until he immigrated to the United States in 1989.
Joel W. Williamson, 81, passed away May 26 at Elness Convalescent Hospital in Turlock. He was born March 1930, to Winthrop and Lydia Williamson in Merced, Calif. He was raised on the family farm in Merced and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952. After his 20-year career in the Navy he came back to the family farm and graduated from Merced Jr. College. He retired from the family farm in 1988, and settled in Hilmar.