All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

MacDONALD, Archie D.

Archie D. MacDonald, 81, died Wed., March 30, 1977. He operated a trailer court after coming here in 1929 and was in the produce business 30 years. Awarded the Purple Heart while serving with the Red Arrow 32nd Division in World War I and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Wife, Theresa; daughter, Jacqueline Hyde; 2 sisters; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Arizona Republic 4/1/1977.


Emilie A. Maffuccio, 51, died April 23, 1978. She was an artist for 30 years and moved to the Valley from Chicago 21 years ago. Husband, Ralph; daughter, Deborah Hurlbert; a son, Thomas; two sisters, Dorothy Rosenbloom of Illinois and Margerate Myers of Washington; three brothers, George and Richard of Colorado and Fredrick of Kansas; stepbrother, James Sudermann of Arkansas; and two grandchildren. Services in Green Acres Scottsdale Chapel. Interment Green Acres Memorial Gardens. The Phoenix Gazette Tuesday, April 25, 1978

MAGLIO, Antonio

Antonio Maglio, 64, died June 24, 1978. He was a World War II Navy veteran and owned a vacuum cleaning shop after moving here in 1962. Son, Terrance; mother, Lucy Maglio; sister, Mary Jeffords. St. Francis Cemetery, 4800 E. Oak. Arizona Republic 6/29/1978.


Virgil Mahaffey, 63, a retired mechanic, died Thursday, Apr. 20, 1978, in his home. Mahaffey moved here from Ohio in 1970. Wife, Doris; three sons, Virgil, Harry and Edward; two stepsons, Frank and Steve Schiles; six sisters, three brothers and four grandchldren. Services were in Cincinnati. The Arizona Republic Friday, April 21, 1978

MANCINO, Michael

8 December 1915 - 25 April 1978
Michael Mancino, of Phoenix, died April 25, 1978, in a Phoenix hospital. He was a sign artist and a World War II Army veteran. He moved here from Massachusetts 35 years ago and was a member of Covenant Players Repertoire Christian Theater. Three sons, Carl, John and Joe; one sister, three brothers and one grandchild. The Phoenix Gazette Thursday, April 27, 1978


Caroline Markusson, 87, died June 25, 1978, in John C. Lincoln Hospital. She moved to Phoenix in 1953 from Missouri and lived at 1816 E. Bell. Hansen Mortuary. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/25/1978.

MARLEY, Bertie F.

Services for Bertie F. Marley, 72, who died April 18, 1978, in Phoenix General Hospital, were in Memory Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Ave. Mrs. Marley, 2817 N. 29th St., moved here nine years ago from Gastonia, N. C. She is survived by her daughter, Jimmie N. Galloway of Phoenix; sons, Woodrow and Wayne Jones of Texas, and Frank Jones, Jr., of Georgia; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Interment Memory Lawn Memorial Park. The Arizona Republic Thursday, April 20, 1978

MARTIN, William S.

William S. Martin, 56, of Scottsdale, died April 23, 1978. He was a school administrator for 24 years and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He moved to Arizona from Arkansas in 1957. He was a member of the Church of Christ and Elks Club. Wife, Maunelle; daughter, Nancy Rikel; three sisters and a grandchild. Scottsdale United Presbyterian Church. Green Acres Scottsdale Chapel. The Phoenix Gazette Tuesday, April 25, 1978

MAXWELL, Walter, Sr.

Services for Walter MAXWELL, Sr., 64, who died June 23, 1978, at Veterans Administration Hospital, will be at New Salem Baptist Church, 1850 E. Grant. Mr. Maxwell, 2020 E. Polk St., was a custodian at the Papago Elementary School from 1968 to 1976. He moved to Phoenix 24 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas. Survivors include children, Josephine HUNTSMAN, Maxine RUSSAU, Leatrize FEARS, Ruby WILLIAMS, Marjorie WEST, Stella STEEK, Linda, Sandra, Shirley, Walter, Jr., Benny J.; one brother; two sisters; 36 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memory Lawn Mortuary is handling arrangements. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/25/1978.

McARTHUR, Floyd H.

Floyd H. McArthur, 69, who had been a farmer, died April 22, 1978. He moved to the Valley from St. James, Missouri, in 1962 and was a member of Villa Park Southern Baptist Church. Five daughters, Elsie Hess, Arlene Blackwell, Shirley Cooksey, Elaine Modisett and Wanda Purinton; two sons, Deane and Arnold; three brothers; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The Phoenix Gazette Monday, April 24, 1978

McCANNON, Ralph C., Sr.

11 July 1907 - 15 April 1978
Ralph C. McCannon, Sr., 70, of Glendale, died April 15, 1978, at his home. He was a retired farmer who moved to Arizona 21 years ago. Children, Carolyn Dixon, Russell and Ralph, Jr.; two sisters and a brother; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Hansen Mortuary. Services and burial in Warrensburg, Missouri. The Arizona Republic April 19, 1978

McDANIEL, Joseph Edward

Joseph Edward McDaniel, 54, a native of Douglas, died Sunday, March 27, 1977, in his home. He graduated from the University of Iowa after serving with the Army in Italy in World War II. He once worked for Hughes Aircraft Co. in Tucson. Children, Joanne and William; mother, Alma Keyes; a granddaughter and a half-brother. The Arizona Republic 4/1/1977.

McDANIEL, Lewis D.

Lewis D. McDaniel, 82, who had owned a ranch at Prescott and did electrical and road construction, died Wed., March 30, 1977, in a Phoenix hospital. He was a member of the Elks. Wife, Bertha M.; children, Ailene Montgomery, Virginia L. Yoder and Leland; seven grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister. Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallup, N.M. Arizona Republic 4/1/1977.

McDANIELS, Carol Hayden

Show Low -- Services for Carol Hayden McDaniels, 69, who died June 22, 1978, in Navapache Hospital, will be in the Show Low 2nd Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. McDaniels was born in Kentucky and moved to Phoenix 30 years ago. He moved to Show Low four years ago after retiring from the Arizona Public Service Co., where he worked for 26 years. Survivors include his wife, Ima; children, Robert W., Wanda, Jean Mulquin, JoAnn Grettman, Della Stair and Carol Lynn Brown; one brother; six sisters; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/25/1978.

McDONALD, Mabel Oates

Mabel Oates McDonald, 61, of Phoenix, died April 18, 1978, in her home. She was brought to Arizona 60 6ears ago from Texas. Two daughters, Jeanette McDonald and Darlene Sharpe; stepmother, Cleatha Jackson; a sister; and four grandchildren. Services in Church of God in Christ. Webber & Sons Mortuary. The Phoenix Gazette April 22, 1978

McELHANEY, E. Kenneth

E. Kenneth McElhaney, 63, of Glendale, died April 20, 1978. He was a farmer and had lived in Arizona since 1924. Wife, Christine; daughter, Lynda Ashby; sons, David and Ross; four grandchildren and three brothers. Services at Palms Chapel. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, April 22, 1978

McINTOSH, Donald

Donald McIntosh, 75, a Bylas native, died June 25, 1978, at the San Carlos Hospital. He was a tribal court judge. Wife, Lottie; son, Herbert; daughters, Mrs. Barbara Roubidoux and Carmelita; three sisters; three brothers; 27 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mass at San Carlos Catholic Mission. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/30/1978.

McKINLEY, Ermagene B.

Ermagene B. McKinley, 60, died Thursday, April 27, 1978, in her home. She moved to the Valley from Houston four years ago. Services were held in Grace Community Church. Carr Mortuary. Husband, Charles; a daughter, Lynda Valentine; a son, Clark; and two grandchildren survive. The Phoenix Gazette Saturday, April 29, 1978

MEDINA, Manuel J.

Manuel J. Median, 53, a native of Meyer, died Friday, April 21, 1978, in his home in Phoenix. He was a printer for American Printing Co. Sister, Martha Nauberger; three brothers, Benito, Luis and Robert. Lundberg White Rose Chapel. The Phoenix Gazette Tuesday, April 25, 1978

MEEK, Kenneth

Glendale -- Services for Kenneth Earl Meek, 60, who died in Lexington, Nebraska, June 22, 1978, will be at the Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. Mr. Meek was a dispatcher for Consolidated Freightways and also worked for Patterson Dental Co. He was born in Holyoke, Colorado and moved to Glendale 17 years ago. Wife, Zola; children, Donald, Kenneth, Randy, Larry, Richard, Terry Bailey, Cheryl and Jon STUART. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/24/1978.

MERCER, Lonnie M.

Lonnie M. Mercer, 18, died en route to a Valley hospital Friday, April 21, 1978, after a motorcycle accident. Lonnie was brought to Arizona two years ago from Mount Gilead, Ohio, and worked at Wright Steel Co. Mother and stepfather, Helen and M.B. Wygle; three sisters; and a brother. The Phoenix Gazette Monday, April 24, 1978