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Ellen "Julia" Came
of Mt. Morris age 85 died Saturday April 25, 1998 at Woven Hearts of Swartz Creek. Funeral services will be 11am Monday from St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Ellen will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 2-9pm Sunday. Sunday evening the family and parish will gather to pray the Rosary at 7pm. Monday morning Ellen will be taken to church to lie instate from 10am until time of funeral Mass at 11am. Born April 2, 1913 in Auburn the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John and Mary Ellen (Brownell) Came. She retired from McLaren Hospital Post partum as a Registered Nurse. She also had worked 16 years with Visiting Nurse Association and 9 years with St. Joseph Hospital. She also performed private duty nursing.
Surviving are her 3 sisters: Bernadine Fisher of Mt. Morris; Marcella Came of Mt. Morris; and Mary Gauthier of Rochester Hills. Numerous nieces and nephews. 

Robert Howard Asbury
Robert Howard Asbury 1966 - 1998 Of Clio age 31 died Friday April 24, 1998 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 11:00Am. Tuesday held at Miles Martin Funeral Home, Pastor Doug Klein officiating. Cremation will take place at Country Roads Crematory. Friends may call the funeral home after 6PM Sunday, all day Monday, Tuesday until time of services at 11:00am. Family will be present 6-9 Sunday, and Monday from 9-2 and 4-9pm. Born August 9, 1966 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil and Shirley (Lewis) Asbury. He and Cindy Moreno were united in marriage August 24, 1991. She preceded him in death April 30, 1996.
Surviving are daughter: Jennifer Maher. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil and Shirley Asbury. Brother: William Asbury and friend Rachel. 2 nephews: Cody Asbury and William Asbury. Grandparents: Marie Morrison of Flint; Bob and Barbra Stacey of Flordia. Several Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. 

Doris B. Sweet
Of Mt. Morris age 92 died Thursday April 23, 1998 at Montrose Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 2:00pm Saturday from Miles Martin funeral Home. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Born August 2, 1905 in Cadillac the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George and Lydia (Fewless) Root. She and Ernest L. Sweet were united in marriage in Lapeer August 20, 1924. He preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1975. Surviving are her 3 children: Frieda and husband Charles Johnson of Davison; Lillian and husband Joseph Thompson of Mt. Morris; George and wife Betty Sweet of Flint. 12 Grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Harvey, daughter Nelda White, grandson Gary Thompson, 5 sisters: Laura Mae Holmes, Nina Barker, Clara Dahn, Irene Doublestein, and Frances Sheler; 6 brothers: Alfred Root, Arthur Root, George Root, Otis Root, Roy Root, and Eugene Root. 

Raymond E. "Buck" O'Toole
of Mt. Morris, age 85, died Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at McLaren Regional Medical center. Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Miles Martin Funeral Home 6-9pm Thursday and Friday 9am to 9pm. Family and friends will gather to pray the Roasary at 6:30pm on Friday. Buck will be taken to church to lie in state from 11:00 am until time of funeral at 12 noon. Buck was born April 14, 1913 in Mt.Morris the son of Mr. and Mrs. David and Glennie (Mills) O'Toole. He and Gabrielle (Gabe) Hoornaert were united in marriage on May 2, 1942 at Sacred Heart Church in Birch Run. Buck farmed all his life plus worked at General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1978. He worked his farm up to the day he died, doing what he loved best. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are: Wife Gabrielle (Gabe); Sons: David & wife Penny O'Toole of Mt. Morris; Dennis and wife Barb O'Toole of Grayling; Theron and wife Cindy O'Toole of Greenville; Brian and wife Chris O'Toole of Mt.Morris; Daughter: Michelle Lansing of Mt. Morris; 16 Grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters: Virginia Cummings; Beatrice Hoenicke; Marge and husband Bill Lenzi; Many nieces an nephews preceded in death by brothers Harry, Bob, Francis "Whitey" and Leo; sisters, Marie Smith, Kathleen Goldsworthy, Alice Piwarski, Marion O'Toole and Dorathy Smith; parents David and Glennie and grandson, Christopher Studebaker. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to St. Mary Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or at church. 

Jewell Isabelle Knickerbocker
age 69, of Genesee, died Tuesday April 21, 1998 at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday April 24, 1998 from the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Mr. Larry Survance officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Wednesday, all day Thursday. Family will be present to receive friends 6-9pm Wednesday and 12-9 Thursday. Memorials may be considered for American Cancer Society. Donations may be made direct or at the funeral home. Mrs. Knickerbocker was born December 5, 1928 in McKinney, Kentucky the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Howard and Malissa (Hall) Grubbs. She and Bruce Knickerbocker were united in marriage February 14, 1953. She was formerly employed A.C. Spark Plug Division. Member of the Auto City Eagles Auxiliary #3485. Jewell was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Surviving are: husband Bruce; 3 children Mike Knickerbocker and friend Diane of Genesee; Beverly Knickerbocker and friend Nancy Kelly of Grand Blanc; Sharon K. Knickerbocker of Mt. Morris; 3 Grandchildren Michael, Stefanie, and Amanda; 2 Sisters: Ada B. Russell of Kentucky; Edith and husband Donald Vondenhuevel of Indianapolis, IN; Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Sybil Grubbs, and 2 brothers Scotty and Sherwood. 

Joyce J. "Quackenbush" Henderson
age 55, of Flushing, died Monday, April 20, 1998, at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held 10:00am Thursday, April 23, 1998, from the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Entombment in New Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home all day Wednesday. Wednesday evening the Bumblebee Aerie #629 Auxiliary F.O.E. will gather at the funeral home for an Eagles Memorial at 7:00pm. Mrs. Henderson was born August 22, 1942, in Owosso, MI, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. & Harriot Pauline (Ladd) Simpson and the step daughter of Cecilia. She and Lourie Henderson were united in marriage September 26, 1992. Member and Trustee of Fraternal Order of Eagles Bumblebee Aerie #629 Auxiliary. Member of Loyal Order of Moose Chapter #1619 Port Charlotte, FL. Family employed McDermitt's Bakery with approximately 30 years service. She and Lourie enjoyed dancing throughout the Flint area and while wintering in Florida. Joyce was also a good singer. 
Surviving are: husband Lourie; 5 children; Suzanne and husband Kenneth Harmon of Clio; Jack Quackenbush of Mt. Morris; Joyce Claude of Clio; Jeffrey and wife Bonnie Quackenbush in Mt. Morris; Stephanie Michelle and husband Kevin Dowland of Flint; 4 Stepchildren; Hugh Henderson of Saginaw; Laura and husband Ed Shannon of Oldsimar, FL; Leslie and wife Candis Henderson of Flushing; Sarah and husband Anthony Carmona of Clarkston; 17 Grandchildren; Brothers and Sisters; Anita Yost, Barb McAhren, Donald Simpson, Ken Simpson, Vickie Duncan; Half Brother Marlin Simpson; Half Sister Diane Wagner; Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, 2 brothers, Bill and Wesley Simpson. 

Zerda Lucille Woodbury
of Mt. Morris, age 78 died Sunday April 19, 1998 at her home. Funeral services will be 10am Wednesday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Canon F. Robert Davidson officiating. Burial 2pm Wednesday at Union Cemetery, Winn. Friends may call at the funeral home all day Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to Cancer Society. Donations may be made direct or at the funeral home. Born March 28, 1920 in Winn the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Sadie (Ferris) Ritter. She and Morey W. Woodbury were united in marriage April 27, 1941. She enjoyed playing Bingo throughout the flint area. Mrs. Woodbury retired from AC Spark Plug division in Bench Inspection. 
Surviving are: husband: Morey; son: James Ritter of Mt. Morris; 12 grandchildren,; 30 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren.; Sister: Ida Smith of Florida; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 grandchildren; Maureen Ritter whom she raised until her death, and Daniel Ritter, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. 

Virginia "Billie" Bird-Azelton
Age 77, went home to our lord Saturday April 18, 1998 due to a long illness. She was born October 31, 1920 in Buford, South Carolina, to Grace and Joseph Bird. She married Charles Wm.(Bill) Azelton on April 5, 1941. They had Three children, Charles (Biff), Joseph and Sandra. She lived in the Flint-Mt. Morris area all her life. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed reading and had a collection of 500+ books which she would often read over and over. She and her husband Bill enjoyed camping, playing cards, square dancing and church. She was always there with a helping hand as was Bill. She was preceded in death by her infant son Joseph, Grandson Karl and husband of 51 years, Bill in March of 1992. Also by 3 sisters; Shirley, Dot, Peggy and 1 brother Walter. Surviving are son: Charles (Biff) and wife Bonnie Azelton of Mt. Morris. Daughter: Sandy Powell of Flint. Sisters: Betty Perrin of Flint; Patsy and husband Glenn Stearns of Mt. Morris. Grandchildren: Karla and husband John Steiner of California; Roger and wife Crystal Chandler of Mt. Morris; Randy and wife Tanya Azelton of Flint; Angel and husband Joe Gordon of Fife Lake. Great-Grandchildren: Jermemy, Shelby and Chelsea Steiner; Samantha Chandler; JD and Quinten Lacewell, and Jenna Gordon. Sister-in Law Arlene Bird, brother-in-law Howard Magnus, several nieces and nephews, special cousin Louella and husband Ray Suffel, other cousins, many friends. Many thanks to Dr. Peter Thoms and the McLaren Hospice Care Services. 

Edith Mildred "Hogan" DuFault
Age 88, of Jacksonville Fla. Formerly of Mt. Morris, died Thursday, April 16, 1998. Funeral services will be 10:00am. Monday at Hewell Funeral Home, in Jacksonville, Fla. Family will receive friends at the chapel 6-8pm. Sunday. Graveside services will be 10am. Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at Flint Memorial Park Cemetery section C. Born March 11, 1910 in Paragould, AR. And resided in Mt. Morris until moving to Jacksonville, eight years ago. She retired after 45 years of service with K-Mart Department Stores. She also sold war bonds during WWII. She was preceded in death by her loving husbands, Elwood T. Hogan 1971 and Leonard J. DuFault 1982. Surviving are: niece who was raised as Edith's daughter, Roseanne and husband Sinclair Lewis of Jacksonville; 3 great-nephews, Mike and wife Leanne Small of Jacksonville, Christopher and wife Christina Small of Grand Forks, ND; 2 great-nieces and a great-nephew, Alexandria Small, Tristen Small and Harley Small. She was preceded in death by her parents and loving husbands. 

Kenneth Lee Burrows
of Vassar Township, age 65, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at St. Mary Hospital in Saginaw. Born March 4, 1933 in Lapeer the son of Mr. and Mrs. George and Alice Burrows. He and Ruth Fulsher were united in marriage on December 6, 1985 in Bay City. Mr. Burrows retired from Universal Engineering in Frankenmuth in 1987 for the shipping department after 38 years of service. He enjoyed watching baseball and going to the movies.
Surviving are wife Ruth; Children; Kenneth Jr. and wife Janice Burrows of Millington; Joyce and husband Richard Sanders of Vassar; Karen and husband Bruce Hadden of Birch Run; Joel Burrows of Vassar; stepchildren ; Dawn Helm of Caro; Marina Boadway of Fairgrove; 11 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; 9 Step grandchildren; Sisters and Brothers; Doris Thumm of Spokane, Washington; Sharon Mattozzi of Green Acres, Washington; Rose Marie Turner of Santa Rosa, California; Ray Burrows of Lake Orion, Michigan; Half Sister; Ruth Carlin of Washington; He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leroy. Funeral services will be held 1pm Friday at Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel in Vassar with Pastor Carl Avery officiating. Burial in Tuscola Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to the Family Discretionary Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Floyd A. "Al" Catlin
of Mt. Morris, age 66, died Sunday April 12, 1998 Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held 1:00PM Thursday Miles Martin Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Tuesday and all day Wednesday. Born October 28, 1931 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd and Isabelle (McIntosh) Catlin. Al was a veteran of Korean conflict serving as a corpsman in the US Navy. He retired from AC Spark Plug Division.
Surviving are several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Gerald D. "Bud" Martin
of Vassar, age 63, died Friday, April 10, 1998 at Caro Community Hospital. Mr. Martin was born June 23, 1934 the son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter W. And Mamie(Hunter) Martin. He and Judy DePotty were united in marraige June 29, 1957 in Tuscola. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the US Marine Corps Infantry in Korea. A member of Davison VFW Post 4087 and formerly Vassar VFW Post. Mr. Martin retired from Super Food Service in Bridgeport. He worked as a delivery truck driver since 1968 and was a member of Teamsters Local #337.
Surviving are wife Judy; 5 sons, Terry Lee and wife Kathy Martin of Caro, Bryan Martin of Vassar, Bradley and wife Rita Martin of Vassar, Glen Martin of Vassar and Jeremy James Martin of Vassar; 4 grandchildren, Julie, Gerald "Bud", Andrew and Jolene; great granddaughter, Jazman Morrison; 5 brothers and sisters, Orville and wife Louise Martin of Vassar, Joh and wife Trudy Martin of Vassar, Gladys Middleton of Glennie, beverly and husband John Richard of Vassar and Tom and wife Sandy Martin of Vassar; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie on February 1, 1964, parents, 2 sisters, Joyce and Marylou, brother, Robert, niece Patty Tack, nephew James Tack, and aunt Evelyn Martin. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday and Martin Funeral Home Clark Chapel in Vassar. Rev. Mr. Cyril Haines officiating and military honors by Mayville VFW Post 10084. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 12 noon until time of services at 2:00pm.

Keith Allen Niver 
The infant son of Mr. Brian Keith Niver and Miss Tammy Irene Eichhorn, born April 8, 1998 died April 9, 1998 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 noon Monday April 13, 1998 from Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Pastor Dale Lewis Officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park - Lullabyland. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10 am until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Sunviving are: Parents; Brian Keith Niver and Tammy Irene Eichhorn, 2 Brothers; John Richard Cuthbertson, Brian Keith Niver Jr. Grandparents; Pamela A. Cuthbertson of Flint, Doral L. Eichhorn of Farwell, Sharon Niver of Flint, Great Grandparents; Ida Mae Harris Richard J. Harris. Several Aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Clinton E. "SMITTY" Smith Sr.
Age 66 of Genesee Twp. Died Wednesday April 8, 1998 at Hurley Medical Cntr. Funeral services will be 1pm Monday from Forshee Funeral Home, AuGres. Pastor Douglas Armstrong officiating. Burial in Sims Twp. Cemetery. Mr. Smith will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home, Mt. Morris where friends may call Thursday 6-9pm and Friday 9am-9pm. Saturday he will be taken to Forshee Funeral Home, AuGres where family will receive friends Sunday 4-9pm and Monday 9am until time of funeral at 1pm. Born January 14, 1932 in Point AuGres the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth and Margaret (Willett) Smith. He and Norna Butts were united in marriage August 18, 1951 in AuGres. They resided in the Flint area since 1971. Smitty retired from Buick City Maintenance 1995 with 30 years service. He was a member of Lake Road Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife: Norna his 7 children: daughter: Tina and husband Dennis Page of Clio. 6 sons: Clinton E. Jr. and wife Patty Smith of Flint; John A. Smith and fiancé Sandy of AuGres; Jesse L. and wife Peggy Smith of Clio; Mark S. and wife Alison Smith of Clio; Kenneth G. And wife Debbie Smith of Montrose; George W. Smith of Flint. Daughter-in-law: Dawn Smith of Tawas. 27 grandchildren 13 great grandchildren Mother: Margaret Sarah Germaine of Standish. 3 sisters: Alfreeda MacLamore of Caro; Idella Abbott of Standish; Marline and husband Ora Keltner of Florida. Numerous nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; stepfather, George Germain; daughter, Victoria; grand-daughter, Sarah; grandson, Kenneth. 

Ilene R. Bobb
Of Genesee Twp. Age 81 died Tuesday April 7, 1998 at McLaren Hospice, Kith Haven. Funeral services will be 10:00am Good Friday from Miles Martin Funeral Home Rev. Mr. Roger Colby officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Wednesday and all day Thursday. Thursday evening the Genesee Chapter #457 OES will assemble for an Eastern Star Memorial at 7pm. Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Fund. Donations may be made direct or at the funeral home. Born in Genesee Twp. November 5, 1916 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Marie Brown. After graduation from Mt. Morris High School she attended Flint Conservatory of Music. She and Harold William Bobb were united in marriage in Mt. Morris December 8, 1939. He preceded her in death December 19, 1994. She was a life member of Genesee Chapter #457 OES, and was a longtime member of Genesee United Methodist church. Formerly she taught piano lessons for many years in Genesee. Surviving are her son: Orin Bobb and his special friend Elaine. Her grandchildren: Mark of Flint and Darcia and husband Eric of Grand Blanc her brother: Lloyd and wife Mary Lou Brown of Mt. Morris 1 niece and 3 nephews She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Leon 


 

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