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Cecil Arline - Burkley "Carroll" McKenzie

Age 84 of Charlotte died Wednesday, June 30 at Diamondale Nursing Facility. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Mc Kenzie was born December 14, 1914 in Kalkaska, MI the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Eugene and Clara Adelia "Willis" Carroll. She was united in marriage with Mr. Gerald Burkley, who preceded her in death. Mrs. McKenzie graduated from Mt. Morris High School as the Salutatorian. She attended Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago, Illinois where she received a Theological Bachelor Degree. She then attended Michigan State University receiving a Bachelor Degree in 1961, received her Masters Degree in Education in 1969. She was a member of MSU Honor Society. Cecil was always active in her church. She is survived by daughters: Joyce Hooper of Lansing; Carol and husband Harold Byrd of Lebanon, Ohio; Marjorie and husband Albert Marshall of Charlotte; and Special daughter Lucille and husband Chester Hulbert of Kalamazoo; Grandchildren: Michael Byrd; Ryan Byrd; Dale, Paul, Jeffrey Shick; and Holly Marshall; Brother: Willis "Bud" and wife Ruth Carroll of Gladwin; 3 sisters: Alice "Susie" and husband Charles Adle of Mt. Morris; Marian and husband Emmett Barnes of Colorado; Carrie Louise and husband Ward Kenyon of California; Many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances "Midget" McPhail. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Mt. Morris. 

Helen Dees 
Of Mt. Morris Twp., age 75 died Wednesday June 30, 1999 at Briarwood Manor. Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. James D. Lougheed officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Friday. Memorials may be directed towards Heartland Health Care Activity Fund or Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Helen was born December 2, 1922 in Neelyville, MO, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Cora (Morrison) Moore. She and Yuel J. Dees were united in marriage February 14, 1942. He preceded her in death May 29, 1992. Helen was employed with AC Spark Plug Division with 4 years service. Surviving are: 3 children: June Dees; Twins: Darrell and wife Cathy Dees; and Carol and husband Larry Payne; Grandchildren: Jesse and wife Markie Madden; Helen and husband Chris Spencer; Eula and husband John Hess; and Jacinda Dees; Great grandchildren: Jaymes Lane, Natasha Madden, Alana Madden, Lauren Spence; several nieces and nephews. 

"Gerry" Geraldine Elizabeth Craddock 

Age 77 of Mt. Morris died Tuesday June 29, 1999 at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30am Friday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Wednesday and all day Thursday. Born September 20, 1921 in Huntington, WV the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard F. and Elizabeth (Anderson) Freeman. She and Lovell Lee Craddock were united in marriage January 7, 1941. Surviving are: husband: Lee; 2 daughters: Carole and husband Jim Potter of Flint; Phyllis Flynn of Mt. Morris; 6 grandchildren; J. Andrew Potter; David Lee Potter; James C. Daniels; Jennifer L. Rose and husband Jim; Laura L. Daniels; Charles P. Flynn; 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Alma Farrier (White)

age 81, of Montrose died Monday June 28, 1999 at Montrose Nursing Home. Funeral will be held at Miles Martin Funeral Home 1:00 PM Wednesday June 30, 1999. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 PM to 9PM . Burial in Loud Township. Alma was born in Sterling, MI. November 8, 1917 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Millard and Lena (Beecham) White. Alma was a devoted mother and wife, she enjoyed fishing, and ran a beauty shop in Beecher. Survivors include: son: Virgil and Kathryn Dimond of Montrose; daughter: Sandra and Albert Nemitz of Grand Blanc; 4 sisters; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; She was preceded in death by husband Dean, 1 brother and 1 sister. 

Maxine Elizabeth Burger (Burgess)

Age 71 of Flint, died Monday June 28, 1999 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will take place 11:00 AM Friday July 2, 1999 at Westwood Church of God in Flint, Pastor Gerald St. Cin officiating. Family will receive friends all day Thursday at the Miles Martin funeral home. Maxine will lay in state at the church from 10 until the time of service. Burial in Demorest Cemetery. Maxine was born in Flint, December 9, 1927 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George and Rachel (Davis) Burgess. She and Paul R. Burger were united in marriage April 23, 1949. Survivors include: husband: Paul; son: Hugh and Sharie Burger of Mt. Morris; daughter: Myra and Alan Scheen of Lachine; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister: Leona Green; 3 brothers: Floyd and wife Phyllis Burgess; George Burgess; John Burgess. Many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents. 

Donald E. Travis

Age 65 of Mt. Morris died Monday June 28, 1999 at his home. Funeral services will be 11am Friday from Miles Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Mr. Steve Turner officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park with military honors by Gordon Bennett Post 1452. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Wednesday and all day Thursday. Born in Flint July 31, 1933 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert and Gertrude (Whitacre) Travis. He and Linda Burgess were united in marriage. Don was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Air Force. He retired from General Motors Service Parts Division as a checker with 30 years service. He was an avid bowler and golfer. He also played Santa Claus for the Mt. Morris Christmas parades and many nursing homes in Genesee County. Surviving are: wife: Linda; 4 daughters and 2 sons: Dawn and husband Richard Farrell of Dexter; Debra Ann and husband Paul Woolridge of Swartz Creek; Denise Lynn and husband Phil Paliani of Burton; Julie and husband Tom Nichol of Southfield; Ken Radford II of Mt. Morris; Lance and wife Tina Radford of Port Charlotte, FL,; 2 brothers: Adelbert and wife Rose Travis of Melbourne, FL,; James and wife Shelby of Davison; Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Virginia B. Maupin
Age 81, of Mt. Morris, died at McLaren Hospital June 27, 1999. Funeral Services will be held at Miles Martin Funeral Home Thursday June 30, 1999 at 11:00 AM. Pastor Bob Lilly officiating with burial at Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 3-9 PM and on Wednesday 9-1 and 3-9. She was born on September 26, 1917 in Southbend, Ind. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay and Dolly Rosella (Gard) Byers. She married Lester Maupin on November 20, 1942 , he preceded her in death 1992. Surviving are: Daughter: Sharon and Robert Whitman of Clio; Son: Rex and Debra Maupin of Clio; 5 grandchildren: Michele Alexander; Sonya Landry; Joshua Maupin; Michael Maupin; Megan Maupin; 3 great grandchildren; Sister: Marie Stedman of Bradington, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. 

Stacy Jo Lawrence

Age 12 of Ft. Wayne IN. Died Friday June 25,1999. As a result of a traffic accident. Funeral Services will be at Miles Martin Funeral Home on Thursday July 1, 1999 at 1:30 pm. Pastor Bob Burkey to officiate. Family will receive friends after 6 pm Tuesday , all day Wednesday and Thursday 9 am until time of services at 1 1 am. Stacy Attended Summit Middle School in Ft. Wayne. She was born February 13, 1987 in Flint, MI. the daughter of Todd and Tina ( Roberts) Lawrence. Survivors: Father Todd Lawrence and friend Cindy Krider of Ft. Wayne; Mother: Tina and Stepfather Douglas Dalberg; sisters: Katie, Karie, and Destiny; Grandparents: John & Harriet Roberts and Isabelle Lawrence of Mt. Morris; greatgrandmother: Gladys Smith of New Troy, MI.;special friend: Nonda Bolyard of Ft. Wayne. Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. 

William J. Hunter

Of Fairgrove, Died on Saturday June 19, 1999 at Brian's House in Hampton Township, Age 71 years. He was born on August 21, 1927 in Fairgrove, Michigan to the late Carmin and Phebe (Murday) Hunter. He married Stefana Koral on December 16, 1950. She predeceased him on October 7, 1993. They had three children who survive him. Allen Hunter and wife Joan of Sedalia, MO; Kathy Millison and husband Richard of Clovis, CA; John Hunter of Fairgrove, MI; and two granddaughters: Heidi and Jessica Hunter of Sedalia, MO. On November 4, 1994 William married Phyllis Russell. She survives him as well as two step-sons; four step-daughters; and eleven step-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister: Mae Krohn of Bad Axe, MI. Bill as family and friends knew him, farmed the family farm until the early 1970's. He was also employed as a long and short haul trucker for St. Louis Freight Lines for 10 years and Causley Trucking for 20 years. He had been retired for the past 10 years. To his family and friends he will be remembered for his friendliness, generosity, and sense of humor. He had a love and curiosity for life and how people lived it, striking up conversations with friends and strangers wherever he went. Bill was a lifetime member of Fairgrove Presbyterian Church. Funeral service will take place 11:00 AM Wednesday June 23, 1999 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairgrove, MI. Rev. Walter David will officiate. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Fairgrove, MI. Mr. Hunter's family will receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home-Clark Chapel, Fairgrove, MI on Tuesday 2-9 PM and at the church from 10:00 AM Wednesday until the time of services. Memorials may be made to Fairgrove First Presbyterian Church or Brian's House. 

Kevin Joseph Laurin

ANOTHER ANGEL
One day we were selected by the Lord up above, to offer a handicapped child our love. We were thrilled as we hugged and cuddled our new son, hoping someday to fill his life with fun. Our hearts hung heavy when God made His choice, and our litttle lamb heard His voice. "Come home my child" the Lord did say. "Your work on earth has finished today." Amongst the angels he can now be found, expressing joy and happiness with his every sound. Today in a place we call heaven, soars an angel we named Kevin. Warmly remembered by your family and care providers. Private services have taken place. 

Lena Mae Barrons
Age 91, of Watrousville, died Monday, June 14, 1999 at Bay Special Care Center. Mrs. Barrons was born April 3, 1908 in Kingston, MI, the daughter of Charles and Margeurita (Hunt) Tedford. She married Ernest Barrons, who preceded her in death November 1988. Mrs. Barrons was a member of Watrousville Methodist Church, United Methodist Women's Club, Mother's Club of Watrousville, Senior Club of Caro and 4-H leader for many years. Left to cherish her memory are 5 daughters: Dorothy Mullins of Caro; Darline & husband Richard Wilder of Caro; Wilda and husband Neil Hess of Vassar; Nancy and husband Dale Kreil of Vassar; Karen and husband Charles Hughey of Romulus; Sisters: Beatrice Randall of Cass City; Agnes Schultz of Caseville. She was preceded in death by her son, Ernest January 4, 1992; 2 sisters: Edith and Maude; 3 brothers: Ike, Bill and Lester Tedford; 1 son-in-law: Robert Mullins. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Wayne E. Samson Pastor Watrousville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Watrousville Cemetery. Family will received friends at the funeral home 1-9pm Wednesday and 9am until time of services on Thursday. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to Watrousville United Methodist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or church. 

Lillian Lucill Willey

Age 87, of Brandenton, Fla. Formerly Mt. Morris, died June 12, 1999 at her residence. Funeral services will take place at Mile Martin Funeral Home on Wednesday June 16, 1999 at 1:00pm. With Rev. Watson officating. Burial at Crestwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-9pm and on Wednesday from 9am to time of service at 1:00pm. Order of Eastern Star #474 service will be held. Lillian married Herchel C. Willey in Flint on December 20, 1940 he preceded her in death on November 18, 1994. She was a member of Mt. Morris Church of Christ, Mt. Morris Eastern Star #474 for 35 years, The White Shriners #28 of Flint, and Mt. Morris Girl Scouts for years. Surviors: 2 Daughters; Bonnie Keen of Mt. Morris; Linda and husband Roger of Brandenton, Fla; Son: Ronald Willey of Mt. Morris; 2 grandchildren: Kellie VanNorman of Clio; Joel Keen of Mt. Morris; great granddauther: Amanda of Clio; 2 Sisters: Pauline Choate of Sparta, N.C.; Lois Stevens of Piggot, Ark; She was preceded in death by her husband 2 borthers and one sister. 

Doreen Grace Moreau
Age 72 of Mt Morris went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at her residence on Thursday June 10, 1999. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11:00AM Saturday June 12, 1999 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating with burial in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris 12 noon to 9:00 PM Friday and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of Holy Mass at 11:00 AM . Family and Parish will gather at the funeral home 6:00 PM Friday to pray the Rosary. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Doreen Moreau Memorial Fund to be used for charities. Doreen was born October 10, 1926 in Ottawa, Canada the daughter of Louis and Bridget Veronica (Shanahan) LaSalle. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris and had been a volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul. She also dedicated her loving care to her grandaughter Becky. She is survived by her husband Earl, 8 Children : Nancy and Mike Mills of Millington; Christine and Gary Frank of Clio; Jeanette Moreau of Swartz Creek; Dan Moreau of Naples, Fla.; David and Renee Moreau; Lauri Abraham all of Millington; Edward and Wendy Moreau of Birch Run; Katie Ahmadi of Irving Texas; Grandchildren: Steven, Stefanie, Shannon, Mick, Tom, Tim, Becky, Chris, Brandon, Tyler, Savanna Doreen, Crystal, Nathan, Ryan, Kavon and Kahon; Several Great Grandchildren: Sisters: Eleanor Cashin of Detroit; Jean Darnell of N. Carolina; 2 Special Daughters at heart: Diane Hetherton and Joanne Beckley; also Nieces and Nephews and many special friends. She was preceded in death by a Sister: Delores and a Brother: Clete. 

Audrey Elizabeth Shoens
age 87 of Mt. Morris died Monday June 7, 1999 at Hurley Medical Cntr. Funeral services will be 11am Friday from Mt. Morris First Baptist Church, corner of Walter & Louisa. Pastor Richard Cook officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mrs. Shoens will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call after 6pm Wednesday. Family will be present Wednesday after 6pm and Thursday after 12 noon. Friday morning Mrs. Shoens will be taken to church to lie in state from 10am until time of services at 11am. Memorials may be considered for her church, Mt. Morris First Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Born July 5, 1911 in Mayville the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan and Esther (Roth) Allen. She and Claude Shoens were united in marriage in Mt. Morris August 11, 1928. He preceded her in death March 11, 1991. Mrs. Shoens was a member, for over 50 years, at the Mt. Morris First Baptist Church; She served on the Deacons Board and was active with the Berean Sunday School Class and the Women's Missionary Society. She retired 1974 from Secretary of State Office in Flint with 11 years service. She had worked at Mark Allen's Secretary of State office in Mt. Morris for several years before working in the Flint office. Surviving are her 3 children: Claude Jr. and wife Dianne Shoens of Bad Axe; Nancy and husband Richard Woodbeck of Mt. Morris; Charlotte and husband Bob Buys of Flushing; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother John Allen. 

James Daniel Perry
Age 67. Of Mt. Morris. Died Wednesday June 2,1999 at home. Cremation has taken place. James was born June 28,1931 in Bay City the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. and Bertha M. (Hardy) Perry. James served in the US Navy during the Korean War Era from 1949-1953. He retired from Fisher Guide- Coldwater Rd. Plant as an oiler. Survivors: 2 sons: Mitchell James and wife Ellen Perry of Moran, MI.; Kurt Richard Perry of Millington; 2 grandchildren: Logan and Hunter Perry; former wife Dorothy Perry; long time companion Bev McTaggart. Donations may be considered to the American Cancer Society. 


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