Empty Saddles

Empty Saddles - Obituaries


WILLIAMS, CA – Thomas W. Griffith, 66, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Enloe Hospital, Chico, CA after a long and courageous battle with paralysis. Tom was born May 14, 1951, to Mary Elma (Seaver) and Robert Lawton Griffith. He attended school in Williams from K-12th grade, then attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and later Chico State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Science and Ag Business, as well as an Ag Teaching Credential.

CRESTON, CA – Albert Alden Lewis passed away peacefully at home on March 4, 2018. He was born to Robert “Bob” George Lewis and Alberta Stone Lewis in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on July 16, 1952. His childhood was spent on the family ranch in Carrisa Plains, Calif. Albert always enjoyed a good calf branding and was an avid team roper from childhood.


By Jo Ann Porter
Special To Ropers Sports News

Berl L. Yarbrough, Oklahoma born May 12, 1923; called to Highest Team Call from Clovis, Calif., Dec 28, 2017.


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.