I saw this request at the Stanislaus County message board at Ancestry.com:
"I would like to have an obit for James Middleton who died May 15, 1945 and is buried in the Hills Ferry Cemetery near Newman. Thank you very much for your time."
I found two articles pertaining to James Middleton's death, both from the Modesto Bee And News-Herald newspaper. I hope you find these articles to be helpful: