Sunday, December 5, 2010

Michigan Obituaries 12/05/2010


Alan "Tarch" Westrick

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Alice (Aartje) Groenveld, 87

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:18 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Alice Emig Lackie

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Anderson, Michael Anthony

Anderson Michael Anthony Michael is survived by Sally Anderson, mother, Tanya M. Anderson, wife, Michael and Daniel Anderson, sons, Michelle R. Jackson, daughter (James) and James III, Isaac T., grandchildren. Home Going Service on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church 1177 West 25th Street, Los Angeles, California 90007, (213 747-1367).



Andrew Gebbie, 76

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:25 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Anna Marie Argetsinger

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Annette Vanden Berg, 85

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:22 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Anthony M. (Figliuolo) Fiola

Anthony M. Fiola (Figliuolo) Winfield, IL Anthony M. Fiola (Figliuolo), formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away November 26, 2010, at the DuPage Convalescent Center- Wheaton, Illinois. He was born August 19, 1921 in New York City, NY. Anthony served 4 years as an Army Medical Technician. Anthony was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was also a life master bridge player. He was past president of International Typographical Union. He retired from the Battle Creek Enquirer News after 29 years of service. He was the beloved husband of Catherine nee Conat; loving father of Thomas (Jan) Fiola and Paul Fiola; beloved son of the late Rose and Pasquale Figliuolo; proud grandfather of Katie and Jenny Fiola; dear brother of Leo, Frank and the late Mike, Charles and Marie; Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations to DuPage Convalescent Foundation at 400 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL, 60187 would be appreciated. Family and friends to gather Tuesday December 7th for 2 p.m. memorial service at DuPage Convalescent Center, 400 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, Illinois 60187. A private interment will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery-Elwood, Illinois. Arrangements by DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel 800-588-1132.



Audrey I. King *

Audrey I. King Battle Creek Audrey I. King, 87, died Friday, December 3, 2010. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 8, at the funeral home.



Baker, Robert

Baker Robert Age 69, of Linden, died October 2, 2010. Funeral Service: 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Visitation 12 p.m. Tuesday until service. Contributions: American Cancer Society.



Barbara Sanford

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:19 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Barczi, Yolanda I.

Barczi Yolanda I. October 2, 2010, age 90, of Allen Park. Preceded in death by husband, Steve. Loving aunt of Ronald (Arlene) Zecsei. Visitation Monday 12:30 p.m. until time of service 5:00 p.m at John Molnar Funeral Home, 14032 Northline, Southgate.



Barry Joseph Boaz *

Barry Joseph Boaz Galesburg Barry Joseph Boaz, 74, died Friday, December 3, 2010. Services will be private per the family's request. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. 



Bushnell, Samuel

Bushnell Samuel October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Colleen for 66 years. Loving father of Linda Wall, Alan Bushnell, Ronnie (Andrea) Bushnell and Roger (Robert Moore) Bushnell. Dear brother of Albert Bushnell. Loving grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 5. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (5900 Allen Rd). Funeral Wednesday October 6, 2010, 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment Parkview Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook and share memories at



Carl H. Ellis *

85, of Lansing, died Saturday. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel.



Charles Chuck' Osborn, KB8HU

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Charles E. Dunn

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Clarence William Loveland Jr.

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Clarey, Rita Mae

Clarey Rita Mae July 22, 1926 - October 1, 2010. Rita's spirit has risen to heaven to meet her God, her husband and eldest son who preceded her in death. Soon she will be a part of a very special and long awaited McCrady Reunion with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters. Her death will bring to close a generation whose memories we will all cherish. Her last days were spent in the peace and comfort of her home in Sparks, Nevada with her daughter Peggy Clarey and son-in-law, Fred Conner. Rita was born at the farm on Pumping Station Road. Fairfield County, Ohio. She grew up in Sugar Grove, Ohio, attended and graduated from Berne Union School in Sugar Grove, Ohio. Rita was the youngest child born to Charles and Rosemary (Shonebarger) McCrady. Rita was married to Wilbert A. Clarey for 56 years before his death in 2006. At that time she moved to Nevada to live with her only daughter. She had four children: Daniel (Linda), Peggy (Fred), Bruce (Alise), and Andrew (Laura). She had six male grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a Nurses Aid at Garden City Osteopathic Hospital for over 20 Years. G.C.O.H. is located less that one block from the family Home on Cardwell Street, Garden City, Michigan. Her interests included playing cards, bingo, casino gambling and creating Jewelry Pictures. With "Web", she became an active and enthusiastic member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, starting in the mid 50's at Johnsons Post #78, on Joy Road in Detroit, Michigan, and ending her service at Battle Born Post #9211 on VFW Historic Lane in Reno, Nevada. She was anointed by Father Norman King from the Immaculate Conception Church. Her remains will be at the Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan. Instead of flowers or gifts, remembrances can be PAID FORWARD.



Constance M. "Connie" Azima *

63, of Delta Township, Ingham Regional Medical Center registered nurse, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Michigan Cremation Company, Grand Rapids.



Dale A. Cools

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Danny De Vries, 59

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:28 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Davien J. Rice-Overstreet Nov. 30, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:45 PM 

Davien J. Rice-Overstreet the son of Ronald C. Overstreet and Recile E. Rice, was stillborn on Tuesday November 30, 2010, at The Toledo Hospital.



Death Notice: Barbara Barnick, 17, of Saranac

Barbara Barnick, 17, of Saranac passed away Nov. 21, 2010. 



Delbert Clayton Smith Feb. 17, 1922-Dec. 2, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:45 PM

Delbert Clayton Smith was born in Prichard, West Virginia on February 17, 1922. 



Dewayne Bradley *

87, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., formerly of Orlando, Fla. and Lansing, retired, manager, died Tuesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart, Fla. 



Donald E. Knaggs May 22, 1930-Dec. 3, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:46 PM 

Donald "Don" E. Knaggs, age 80, a lifelong Ottawa Lake, MI resident, passed away Friday, December 3, 2010 in his home. 



Dorothy A. (Tasche) Carson

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Dorothy Caswell

Dorothy Caswell Battle Creek Dorothy Caswell, 68, died at Battle Creek Health System on November 30, 2010. Dorothy was born July 2, 1942 in Insull, Kentucky to Ray and Florence (Furrell) May. She was employed as a supervisor for the Kellogg Company since 1975, until her retirement in 1997. Dorothy was a member at the Gateway to Heaven Ministries Church, where she served as church secretary. She enjoyed crocheting, collecting Kellogg memorabilia, and was involved in the puppet ministry. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Dorothy married Thomas Caswell on September 10, 1992, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Kimberly Ann (Darrell) Junkins, of Richland, and Karen Lynn (Harold) Carlisle, of Three Rivers; one son, Kevin D. Kell, of Auburn, IN.; a step-son, Scott E. Caswell, of Union City; a step-daughter, Robin Kincaid, of Battle Creek; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one step great-grandson; three brothers, James May, Herman May, and H.L. May. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Shelby (Sonny) May, J.C. May, J.D. May and Charles May and one sister, Louise May. At the request of the family, friends may call Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 2-4 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home. Funeral services to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at the funeral home 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Dorothy's memory are asked to consider the Gateway to Heaven Ministries Church. Personal messages for the family may be placed at



Dorothy G. (Phinney) Day *

95, of St. Johns, retired teacher, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at Pilgrim United Methodist Church, St. Johns. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Homes, St. Johns. 



Dudley L. Cushion *

78, of Lansing, retired sporting goods salesman, died Monday. Arrangements by Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 



Edward DeLine

Sunday, December 5, 2010 8:34 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Elizabeth Ann Donohue

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM

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Ella McIntyre Reynolds

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Elliott, SR. Gretchen, R.S.M.

Elliott SR. Gretchen, R.S.M. Age 69. October 3, 2010. Survived by five sisters, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Welcome Service Tuesday 1 p.m. with visitation until 8:30 p.m. at McAuley Center, 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Prayer Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. In state Wednesday 9 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at Mercy Center Chapel, 28650 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Arrangements by McCabe Funeral Home.



Elmer E. Manchester

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Emilie E. Wheeler

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Engagement: Denker, Brodbeck to exchange vows Dec. 4

Rick and HelenDenker of Woodland announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Anne Denker, to Kyle Lee Brodbeck.



Flagg, Barbara Jean

Flagg Barbara Jean October 1, 2010. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Warren, Sr. Dear mother of Warren (the late Katie), Catherine, David (Jill), Paul, Michael (Greg), and Steve (Monica). Cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of seven. Sister of the late Sylvia Pitonyak. The family wishes to thank her many caregivers at Boulevard Hills. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (between 13-14 Mile), Wednesday 9 a.m. until Funeral service at 1 p.m. Family suggests memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. View obituary and share memories at



Gertrude (Gertie) Smith July 26, 1919-Dec. 1, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:46 PM 

Gertrude (Gertie) Smith, age 91, was born July 26, 1919 in Ida, Michigan. 



Gladys Williams-Green, 78

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:17 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Harold C. Eaton

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Helen C. Alpers

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Henry C. Beattie, Sr.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Hollyer, Lawrence C.

Hollyer Lawrence C. 79, of Farmington, September 26, 2010. Beloved husband of Shirley for 59 years. Dear father of Michael, Linda, Larry, Laura and Gordon. Proud "Papa" of Jason, Jeffrey, Jessica, Jacob and Joseph. Dear brother of Phyllis, Barbara and Edward. A simple cremation has taken place. No public services are planned. Arrangements by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, downtown Farmington (248) 474-5200.



Howrani, Ameen

Howrani Ameen Age 69, passed away on October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of Arlene for 30 years. Loving father to Ara Howrani and Ana (Joel) Howrani Heeres. Survivors include brothers Faris (Carlene) Howrani, John (Terri) Howrani, and sister Mary Catherine (Duane) Ashley, as well as brother-in-law Kenneth Yagoobian. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine and Adeeb Howrani. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Ameen will be remembered for changing the look of photography by capturing the powerful faces of everyday people in a compelling way. He will also be remembered for his charisma and the way he touched people on a personal level. At the time of his death, Ameen was working on a book, a 40-year retrospective of his photography in Detroit. A memorial for Ameen will be held on Friday, October 8, 5-9 p.m. at his studio. Remembrance at 7 p.m., with Reception to follow. Information to come at Ameen's Memorial regarding in lieu of flowers. To submit memories of Ameen, visit his Facebook page.



Ina E. Howe

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Ina P. Kaufman

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Jaber, Jacob J.

Jaber Jacob J. Age 98 of Southfield. October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (d. 2003). Loving father of Pauline (Jerry Sr.) Wakefield, Frances Kennady, Margaret Jaber, Barbara (Dan) Kuzniar, Judy Williams and the late Garrie Jaber. Cherished grandfather of nine, great-grandfather of ten and great-great-grandfather of one. Dear brother of Josephine Shaw. Funeral Wednesday, October, 6th (time pending) at St. Alexander Catholic Church 27835 Shiawassee (btw. Inkster and Middlebelt) Farmington Hills. Visitation Monday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 2:00-8:00 p.m., with an evening Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Road, (just north of Grand River) downtown Farmington 248-474-5200. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice.



Jean B. Doyle

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Jean Elizabeth Balkwill

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Jeanette Folkertsma, 88

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:27 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Joan F. Down *

69, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., formerly of Eaton Rapids, retired legislative service bureau supervisor, died Nov. 27. Memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, Gold Canyon, Ariz. Arrangements by At Seasons End Mortuary, Apache Junction, Ariz.



Joan Woodcox

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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John Edward Richardson, Sr.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Jones, Constance Rosemary

Jones Constance Rosemary Was born on August 9, 1974 in Detroit, MI. The daughter of Sheila Jones and Joseph Jones. She was later raised by Johnnie Wilson and Robert Payne. Constance had a love for music and her discount shopping. She is also survived by many loving family members and friends. Connie you will be missed and loved always!! Funeral 11 a.m. at Caver Memorial Funeral Home, 19301 Van Dyke, 313-892-8300.



June M. Sauers

June M. Sauers, of Linden, formerly of Flushing, age 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 at Crestmont Healthcare Center in Fenton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6 at Rossell Funer... 



Kathryn Day-Murray

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Kayser, Joan M.

Kayser Joan M. Beloved wife of Robert. Dearest mother of Paul (Joyce) and Andrea McCaffrey. Loving grandmother of four. Memorial Mass Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Hope Church, (St. Germaine Campus) 28301 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores. 



Laurel Marie Pray *

Laurel Marie Pray Charlotte Laurel Marie Pray, 83, died December 4, 2010. Visitation Monday December 6, 7:00 -9:00p.m. and Tuesday December 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00- 9:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home. Service Wednesday December 8, 2010, 12 noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Charlotte.



Lena J. Pakney

Lena J. Pakney, 77, of Manistee, died Sunday, Nov. 28. TheJohnson Funeral Home of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.... 



Lewis O. Heldt Nov. 11, 1939-Dec. 2, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:46 PM 

Lewis O. Heldt, 71 years, of Columbus, OH passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010 in his home. 



Lori Ann Engle Sept. 10, 1972-Dec. 1, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:47 PM 

Lori Ann Higgs was born in Monroe, Michigan on September 10, 1972. 



Louis "Louie" Seibert

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Maj. Nathan Dutmer

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Margaret E. Skidmore *

Margaret E. Skidmore Richland Margaret E. Skidmore, 77, died Saturday, December 4, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Shaw Funeral Home. 



Marjorie E. Budwit

Sunday, December 5, 2010 8:31 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Marjorie Wotring

Sunday, December 5, 2010 8:33 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Martens, Lorraine

Martens Lorraine Passed Friday, October 1 at the age of 94. Widow of Lawrence H. Martens. Daughters Judy (David) Newsom and Linda (Gary) Cline. Grandmother of 11. Great-grandmother of 6. Member of Huron Hunting & Fishing Club, Plum Hollow Golf & Country Club, Richardson Senior Center, Nardineers Seniors, EGA-Indian River and Farmington Hills. Services at Glen Eden Cemetery, 35667 W. Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152 on Wednesday, October 6 at 11 a.m. viewing 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donate to Old Newsboys Fund, Salvation Army, or Burt Lake Preservation Assoc.



Martin L. Graham

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Mary Lou Miller

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Massey, Evelyn

Massey Evelyn October 1, 2010. Age 91. Of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Richard (Marilyn) Massey, Marilyn (Neal) Tieppo, Victoria (Armando) Ozuna and the late Rose Marie. Dearest sister of Susan, Floyd, Hazel, and Viola. Also survived by three grandchildren. Visitation at Voran Funeral Home, 23701 Ford Rd. (Dearborn Chapel), Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in state 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook at



Maurice A. Scherrens, 84

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:21 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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McPhee, Charles J.

McPhee Charles J. Age 70 of Livonia. Beloved husband of Mary and the late Suzanne. Loving father of Craig (Darlene) and Caren (David) Traylor. Very proud grandpa of Lauren, Scott, Steven, and Michael. Dearest son of Anna Simon. Preceded in death by his dear son Shawn. Also survived by many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be held at the Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel, 36100 5 Mile Rd., Livonia (E. of Levan), Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 1-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at the funeral home 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Please visit the online guestbook at



Mildred L. Wilbur

Mildred L. Wilbur Bellevue Mildred Lucille Wilbur, 98, died December 2, 2010 at W Drive Assisted Living. She was born September 2, 1912, the daughter of Arthur Alan and Lucy Isabelle (Ford) Kemper in Indiana. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Merlyn Wilbur in 1973; her sons, Robert Wilbur and Richard Wilbur, daughter, June Anderson and granddaughter Kelly Carrigan. She is survived by her grandchildren, Allen (Bonnie) Wilbur of Bellevue, Jeff Carrigan of Muskegon, Pat (Janice) Carrigan of Muskegon, Chris Carrigan, Brian (Cheryl) Baker, Don (Debbie) Baker, and Susan Cooper and eleven great grandchildren. Mildred worked as a cook and waitress at the Eaton Diner, and with her husband on their farm. She enjoyed gardening, mowing the lawn, baking pies, cooking, canning, puzzles, reading and bible study classes. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010 at Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue. Services will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor Virginia Heller, Bellevue United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment, Brickyard Cemetery, Eaton Rapids. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue.



Morgan L. Beard

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Nathalie Julia Colthorp

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Norman Emmitt McMillon

Norman Emmitt McMillon Norman E. McMillon, age 83, of the Battle Creek/Marshall area passed away peacefully Thursday, December 2, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McMillon was born on February 6, 1927 in Evensville, Tennessee to Isaac Steward and Carrie Pearl (Phillips) McMillon. On April 14, 1952, he married Jennie Murel Lang and shared the next fifty-eight years nurturing their relationship and the family they formed together. Their treasured family includes their daughters, Sheilla G. (Bruce) Matarazzo of Marshall, Pamela A. McMillon of Battle Creek, Peggy S. McMillon of Battle Creek and Dawn P. McMillon of Battle Creek; son, Norman E. McMillon II of Battle Creek; and four grandchildren, Dillon K. McMillon, Morgan P. McMillon, Paige A. McMillon and Kaitlyn N. Matarazzo. Norman was an extremely proud and involved father and grandfather who was especially close to his grandchildren. He took great interest in his grandchildren's lives and activities. He enjoyed watching his grandson's football games and his granddaughters' dance recitals. He was always eager to spend time with his family even if it meant simply chauffeuring the kids around town. His wife and family survive. He is also survived by a brother, W.A. "Dub" (Carolyn) McMillon of Pennfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Frances D. McMillon. Norman was a proud American and had served in the United States Army in both World War II and the, . At the time of his honorable discharge, he was serving at the rank of Sergeant. He had been employed as a Master Millwright for the Post Cereal Company in Battle Creek. He retired in 1989, after serving the company for 30 years. During his career, Mr. McMillon served as the Maintenance Top Committee Union Officer for the RWDSU Local 374 and had also been a member of the Carpenters Union. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #12 in Battle Creek. In his retirement, Norman liked to keep busy. He was a natural craftsman and could use his talent to create or fix almost anything. He also enjoyed gardening and landscaping. A favorite hobby of Norman's was collecting pocket knives. Each knife in his collection had a special story or memory that he enjoyed sharing with his family and friends. Norman had an outgoing personality, and seemed to either know or make friends everywhere he went. He is fondly remembered for his warm, engaging smile. Visitation will be at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marshall on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010 at the funeral home. Serving as pall bearers will be W.A. "Dub" McMillon, Pamela McMillon, Norman McMillon II, Dillon McMillon, Bruce Matarazzo, and Mike Riddle. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Special Olympics Michigan. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. To leave a personal message and sign the online guest book, please visit



Obituary: Barbara Hanaford Sykes, 77, of Ionia

Barbara Hanaford Sykes, 77, of Ionia, died on Nov. 23, 2010. She was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Canton, China, the daughter of Glenn Earnest and Lucille Barnard Hanaford.



Obituary: Barbara I. Stebbins, 79, of Ionia

Barbara I. Stebbins, 79, of Ionia passed away Nov. 27, 2010 in Ionia. 



Obituary: Barbara June Barnick, 17, of Saranac

Barbara June Barnick, 17, of Saranac died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 due to injuries sustained in a car accident.



Obituary: Betty J. Miller, 86, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Belding

Betty J. Miller (nee Mason), 86, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Belding, passed away peacefully under the tender loving care of her family and Hospice on Dec. 2, 2010. She was born on July 27, 1924 in Ionia to Carl O. and Viola (Loveland) Mason. 



Obituary: Bruce Eugene Hall, 17, of Portland

Bruce Eugene Hall, 17, of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Bruce was born on March 6, 1993, the son of Joshua Hall and Christina (Cooper) Cottrell.



Obituary: Christine Lee Abshire, 59, of Jackson

Christine Lee Abshire, 59, of Jackson passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 24.



Obituary: Dorothy E. Neller of Portland

Dorothy E. Neller of Portland was born on March 17, 1912 in a log cabin on Cutler Road to George and Carrie Josephine (Fuller) Snow. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Portland High School, salutatorian of her class in 1930.



Obituary: Eleanor R. Wedderburn, 72, of Ionia

Eleanor R. Wedderburn, 72, of Ionia, passed away Nov. 19, 2010 . She was born May 20, 1938 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Burnie and Elizabeth (Maas) Bylsma.



Obituary: Geraldine Fern Hoenicke, 90, of Portland

Geraldine Fern Hoenicke, 90, of Portland, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. She was born on April 29, 1920 in Portland the daughter of Louis and Emma (Whitmore) Hoenicke.



Obituary: Glenna Tuttle Markell (Shattuck), 68, of Byron Center

Glenna Tuttle Markell (Shattuck), 68, of Byron Center, stepped through the door of eternity and into the perfect, healing hands of Jesus on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.



Obituary: James A. Kuehn, 82, of Ionia

James A. Kuehn, 82, of Ionia passed away Nov. 23, 2010 in Ionia. He was born March 31, 1928 in Pontiac, Mich., the son of August and Margaret (Billings) Kuehn. He graduated from Ionia High School in 1946 and served in the Army Medical Corp. in Germany from 1947-1951 He was a member of Shiloh Community Church.



Obituary: John Carthal Wakefield of Ionia

John Carthal Wakefield of Ionia died at home of natural causes on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.



Obituary: Marilyn (Youngs) McMahon, 79, of Ionia

Marilyn (Youngs) McMahon, 79, of Ionia, passed away on Nov. 22, 2010. Marilyn was born on April 12, 1931 the daughter of Wilton and Melissa (Thorpe) Youngs. 



Obituary: Marjorie "Marge" Rogusky, 80, of Ionia

Marjorie "Marge" Rogusky, 80, of Ionia passed away Nov. 26, 2010 in Carson City.



Obituary: Martha Schwarz, 79, of Portland

Martha Schwarz, 79, of Portland passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. 



Obituary: Marvin S. Gensterblum, 86, of Portland

Marvin S. Gensterblum, 86, of Portland, passed away on Nov. 23, 2010. He was born on April 10, 1924 the son of Peter and Helen (Fernholz) Gensterblum. 



Obituary: Mavis Ialene Townsend, 78, of Ionia

Mavis Ialene Townsend, 78, of Ionia passed away Nov. 19, 2010. 



Obituary: Melvin "Jack" Lindner, 89, of Lake Odessa

Melvin "Jack" Lindner, 89, of Lake Odessa, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Carveth Village in Middleville.



Orel, Delores

Orel Delores Age 96, October 1, 2010, formerly of Trenton. Beloved wife of the late Harry Orel, the late Charles Bonham, and the late Raymond Westcott. Loving mother of Janice (the late Dr. Robert) Songe, William Westcott, Sherilyn (Richard) Hernandez, Barbara (Michael) Gillespie and Terry (Janet) Orel. Dear sister of Ernie (Julie) Tharpe. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In state Tuesday 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Rd., and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Trenton, 2610 West Jefferson until time of service 12 noon. Interment Michigan Memorial Park. Visit online guestbook at



Patricia Ann O'Neil

Patricia Ann O'Neil, 55, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 29. Oak Grove Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements....



Pete Edward Benton

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Peter H. Engemann *

50, of Lansing, formerly of Hart, died Nov. 30. Memorial services 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Gregory Catholic Church, Hart. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.



Peter Vitton, 82

Saturday, December 4, 2010 11:20 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Pilat, Frank A.

Pilat Frank A. Age 85, October 2, 2010. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joseph, Dianne (Robert, Sr.) Staroscik, and Dennis. Dearest grandpa of Robert, Jr., Raymond (Bonnie), Sandra and Craig. Proud great-grandpa of Emma Madelyn. Brother of Helen Mitchell and is predeceased by many brothers and sisters. He will be missed by his four-legged friend, Winston. Visitation Tuesday 1-9 p.m. with a K of C Rosary 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard A. Turowski and Son Funeral Home, 9300 Middlebelt Rd. (just south of West Chicago Rd.), Livonia. Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. with viewing 9:00 a.m. at the Church of the Divine Child, 25001 Herbert Weier Drive, Dearborn. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.



Radtke, Robert Paul

Radtke Robert Paul 59, of Bloomfield Hills. A proud family life with Lynn, his wife, and daughters, Sarah and Alyssa. Grew up in Northwest side of Detroit and attended Henry Ford High School. The oldest of five children, Rob loved to spend summers up north with family and friends. Summers were spent fishing and roaming the woods and fields of our beautiful state. Rob graduated from Oakland University and then the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. He worked first as an associate of George Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology and later practiced privately in Birmingham for 25 years. His ability to reach bodies, hearts and minds was legendary. Rob was gifted at articulating the pilgrimage towards consciousness. Rob was the enthusiastic president of Kirkwood Lake Association for 20 years. Rob loved to fish with his brothers and friends on the beautiful Michigan waterways. All those who knew Rob knew he was the facilitator of fun and joy and true engagement in life. Survived by beloved wife Lynn and daughters Sarah and Alyssa. Loving parents, Patricia and Robert Gustav Radtk. Devoted brother of Thomas (Rose) Radtke, Diane Williams, Glen (Jean) Radtke, and Jean Radtke. Son-in-law of Albert and Margaret Goldstein. Brother-in-law of David Goldstein (Kathryn Brown) and adored uncle of Nicole, Jessica, Lauren, Melanie, Alex, Glenda, Jessica, and Laura. SERVICES TODAY 11:30 A.M. AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW AT OAKVIEW CEMETERY or visit



Ralph Abbott

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Ray Simpson

• Ray Simpson, 80, of Branch, died Nov. 29. Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville is in charge of arrangements....



Robert C. Bennett

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Robert C. Betz

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Robert L. Kramer

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Robert W. (Bob) Gibson

Robert W. (Bob) Gibson Climax Robert W. Gibson passed away Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at Bronson Hospital surrounded by his family. Bob was born February 3, 1945 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the son of Clyde and Kathryn (Carlson) Gibson. He attended Climax-Scotts High school graduating in 1963. He was a standout basketball player for the Panthers nicknamed "Lonesome End Bob" for his scoring ability on offense. After graduation he was drafted by the Army and was stationed in Germany from 1964 - 1966, where he was a cook and a meat cutter. After returning home he would often cook for the family making enough to feed a small army. After the army, he worked for Keene Corporation in Kalamazoo for over 20 years until the company closed. He then began working for the Climax-Scotts School District and became head of maintenance until his retirement in 2007 after 23 years. Bob enjoyed watching sports and was a Big, fan. He loved ice fishing, golfing, bowling and playing softball, winning many tournaments with his little brother Mike. He also enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and close friends, Charlie, Ernie, Steve, Leon, Hank and Dan. He was also a regular at Mom's Sunday dinners. In June of 1971 Bob married Johanna Mottor, together they raised three boys who survive: Bob (Martha), Bill (Shelly), Brad (Lisa); eight Grandchildren: Matt, Darren, Alyssa, Connor, Bobby Jon, Grace, Emma, and Brady. Also surviving are his mother, Kathryn; four sisters Linda Stephens, Nancy Foster, Carol (Lee) Borden, Robin (Gary) Eyre; one brother, Mike (Janet) Gibson, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Clyde, and brother-in-laws Frank Stephens and Jim Foster. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Military Service at Fort Custer National cemetery will take place on Friday, December 10 at 11 a.m. A gathering to celebrate Bob's life will take place on December 11, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Scotts Community Center in Scotts, Michigan. Arrangements by the Life Story Funeral Homes, Vicksburg at 269-649-1697. Please visit Bob's memory page at, , where you can sign his memory book online.



Ronald Lee Hobbs Dec. 2, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:48 PM 

Ronald Lee Hobbs, 49, of Toledo, formerly of Temperance, died Thursday in his home. Arrangements by Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance. 



Rose Marie Partain

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Ruth Bynum-Houghston *

84, of Lansing, died Friday. Memorial visitation 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at South Church of the Nazarene, Lansing. Arrangements by Swanson Funeral Home, Flint.



Schwartz, Gabriel

Schwartz Gabriel Beloved fianc and soul mate of Meranda Ryan, cherished son of Marcie Schwartz, Steven L. Schwartz, loving brother of Jonas Schwartz (fiancée Dominique Colunga) and loving sister Erin Schwartz. Survived by aunts and uncles, Steven and Devra Goldberg, Sandee and Mark Giovanniello, and Bennett and Debbie Schwartz, their children, Leah and Victoria Giovanniello, Jacob Goldberg, and Katie and Michael Schwartz. Grandson of Sylvia Schwartz, the late Leo Schwartz, the late Leah and the late Clarence Goldberg. Also survived by many loving friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES 3:00 P.M. MONDAY AFTERNOON AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020.



Sliva, James M.

Sliva James M. Age 63, October 1, 2010. Beloved husband of Charlene for 29 years. Dear father of Andrea (Louie) Krause, Jacob, and Natalie. Brother of Michael, Carole (Bob) Solano, Robert (Sandra), and Debra (Phillip) Smith. Also several nieces, nephews and granddog Chuck. He will be loved and missed by all. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (E. of Gotfredson, between Warren and Joy). Memorials to Trinity Presbyterian Food Pantry or Am-Vets.



Sophia Riley Bastien Nov. 30, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010 10:47 PM 

"I never knew God chose his angels before some of them were born." 



Stephen C. Andreadis *

94, of Lansing, former Sal's Coffee Shop owner/operator, died Thursday. Memorial services 7 p.m. today at Tiffany Funeral Home. 



Thomas M. Brown

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Uchwat, John S.

Uchwat John S. Age 92, October 2, 2010. Beloved uncle and godfather of Connie (Norman) Hansen, Ken (Jackie) Smerecki, Patrick (Deborah) Smerecki. Dear brother of Edward (Ann) Uchwat. Dear uncle of Terry, Nadine, Jim, Gerry, Delphine, Suzanne, Fred, Sharon, Kathy, Keith, Arleen, and Jason. Great-uncle of Ken, Matthew, John, Adam, and Andrew. Visitation Tuesday 2-8 p.m. with an evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford and Cherry Hill). Call 734-427-3800 for Wednesday times of Service at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville (between Evergreen and Southfield, north of Warren Rd.).



Ussher, Kenneth L.

Ussher Kenneth L. Loving husband of Darlene (McMillian) Ussher. Beloved father of Karen and Jon Dante, Laura and William Deirlein. Loving step-father of Mark and Matthew Mullikin, and Jennifer Alvey. Step-grandfather of Megan Dante, Abigail Deirlein, Kelley, Molly, Adam, and Zachary Mullikin, and Travis Alvey. Brother of Edith Koch. Mr. Ussher was preceded in death by wife Norma Ussher. Mr. Ussher was a Army veteran and retired salesman with Marposs Corp. and a member of St. Timothy Church. He was also a member of the Florence Lions Club and VFW. Passed away on Friday October 1, 2010 at age 82, and was a resident of Florence, Kentucky. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service staring at 3:30 p.m. at Stith Funeral Homes, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy Church, 10272 US Highway 42, Union, KY. Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. Online condolences can be made at, . Stith Funeral Homes Florence, KY is handling arrangements.



Valin (McCONNELL), Lorraine Ann

Valin Lorraine Ann (McCONNELL) Age 79 of Oxford. October 2, 2010. Loving wife of the late Ralph. Dear mother of Tim, Kevin (Michelle), Colin (Judy), Shawn (Kathy) Valin, Maribeth (Chris) Medaugh, Laurie (Steve) Polasek, Robert Valin, Bridget (Mike) Kowalik, and Margaret Valin. Sister of Lawrence McConnell, Loretta Winter, and the late Mary Alice Busby. Daughter-in-law of Harlow and the late Alice Valin. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11 a.m. with an in state of 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Suggested memorials to A-1 Hospice, Lapeer. Online guestbook



Verhelst, James "Jim"

Verhelst James "Jim" Passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from a short bout with cancer. He leaves a wife of 52 years, Jane and two children, Vicki and Jim, four grandchildren, Tracey, Kayleigh, Eric and Dominic. In his memory, donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 115 S. Missouri Avenue, Suite 500, Lakeland, FL. 33805 would be appreciated.



Viola Marie Arend

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Harold C. Eaton Eaton Rapids Age 76, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at his residence with family by his bedside. Born January 23, 1934 in Vicksburg the son of Jay and Leona (Thomas) Eaton. Harold was the 6th child of 17 children in the Eaton family. He was a life long Carpenter and for many years was self employed. A member of the Carpenters Union #1004 out of Jackson, MI. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Phyliss; son. Terry (Janie) Eaton of Eaton Rapids; daughter, Debbie Eaton of Eaton Rapids; grandson, Mark (Lorie) Eaton of Dimondale; 4 great-grandchildren, Austin, Sienna, Brennan and Carson Eaton; his faithful companion Bitsy and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Monday, November 29th at 11:00 a.m. from the Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. For those desiring memorial gifts may be made to the Great Lakes Hospice at 865 S. Cedar St. Mason, MI 48854 in memory of Harold Eaton. For online condolences go to



Walter F. "Spike" Bierkamp

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Walter Pettibone Simmons

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Wanda M. Binger

Wanda M. Binger Battle Creek Wanda M. Binger, 90, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Visitation will be from 11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Royal Funeral Home with the funeral service following the visitation at 1:00p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to the family in care of Brenda Binger or the .



Wayne D. Wilson

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM 

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Whitby, Cora S.

Whitby Cora S. Age 62 of Plymouth, October 2, 2010. Beloved mother of Stephanie Whitby, and Jessica and Phillip Haynes. Dear sister of Marjorie Whitby Dickson. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W Ann Arbor Rd (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Family hour Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Road, Southfield, MI 48034. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To share memories please visit



William B. Carney *

85, of Dimondale, retired, auto painter, died Friday. Visitation 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. 



William Carney

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Williams (Nee Kramer, Josephone Mabel

Williams Josephine Mabel (Nee Kramer) Age 80 of Utica, died peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2010 after a 7 year battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her only daughter Donna (Michael) Kemper, her niece Marie (David) Vanker, and her nephews John Kramer and Raymond (Yvonne) Kramer plus several grandnieces and grandnephews. Jo graduated from Capac High School in 1948 and worked for Sears for 32 years. She loved gardening and animals. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., (3 blks. E. of Van Dyke) Utica . Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Home at 1424 Union NE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49505.



Zelma G. Davis

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