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Daryle Singletary 1971 - 2018

Fellow team roper Daryle Singletary died unexpectedly February 12 at his home in Lebanon, Tenn., according to publicist Don Murry Grubbs. He was 46 years old. The cause of death is unknown.


MARYSVILLE, CA – Dann C. Spear, 63 years old, a 40-year resident of Yuba County, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family on February 22, 2018 following a short illness.

 Eddie and Orvel Watkins

TAFT, CA – A graveside funeral service was held in the West Side District Cemetery January 6, 2018, for brothers Eddie and Orvel Watkins. They were born to Irvin and Laura Watkins. Eddie was born on June 23, 1932 in Gowen, Oklahoma and Orvel was born on September 20, 1934 in Camberia, Oklahoma. Eddie and Orvel passed away on December 29, 2017.

Courtesy ProRodeo

SANGER, CA – Wilbur Plaugher, one of rodeo’s most unique characters and a ProRodeo Hall of Famer, passed away Jan. 2 in Sanger, Calif. He was 95.


Harold “Freddy” Rice, 83, a respected leader in the ranching and cattle industry, passed away peacefully on Maui on Friday, January 5, 2018, surrounded by his family. Freddy was born in 1934 and was raised on his family’s ranch in Kaonoulu, Maui. He was proud to be a fifth-generation paniolo and a missionary family descendant of William Harrison and Mary Sophia Hyde Rice.