Richard Bearden, former Tira Volunteer Fire Department chief and City Council member, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10. His funeral was held at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home on Tuesday, with burial at the Tira Cemetery.
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Tira volunteer firefighter Kevin Wingfield Jr. was killed in a one vehicle accident on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Funeral arrangements are pending. The Delta County Sheriff's Office, where Kevin was employed as a deputy/jailer, is collecting donations to help with funeral expenses. We want to extend our sympathy and prayers to the family.