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Delbert W. Davis 

Age 80 of Mt. Morris died Saturday September 23, 2000 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday from Mt. Morris First Baptist Church. Pastor Richard Cook officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mr. Davis will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 6-9:00 Sunday, and all day Monday. Tuesday morning he will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until time of services at 11:00 am. He was born May 22, 1920 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert A. and Catherine (Quigley) Davis. He and Leona Scherrer were united in marriage November 24, 1938. She preceded him in death December 10, 1982. He then married Edith B. Brisbin-Ellison July 1, 1983 at Mt. Morris First Baptist Church. She preceded him in death September 1, 1993. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army. Member of Mt. Morris First Baptist Church. Retired March 30, 1980 from Fisher Body #1 as diemaker with 38 years service. Surviving are his 4 children: Marie and husband Dan Greer of Mio; Betty and husband Irwin Hobson of West Branch; John "Jack" and wife Anne Davis of Carp Lake; Stephen "Steve" and wife Edith "Edie" Davis of Flint. 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; Stepson: Robert F. Granville of Flint; 5 step-grandchildren; 3 step- great grandchildren; sister: Laura Jean and husband Eugene Scherrer of Flint; several nieces and nephews. 

Katherine "Kay" Murray-Kovalcsik 

Age 65, of Hale, formerly of Flint, died Saturday, September 23, 2000 at her home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 2:00pm from the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Deacon Jim Brown officiating. Interment in Flint Memorial Park. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Sunday from 6-9:00 pm and Monday from 3-9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed towards the Hospice of Helping Hand of West Branch, envelopes available at the funeral home. Katherine was born March 19, 1935 in Flint the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William V. & Winifred A. (Richards) Murray. She and William J. Kovalcsik were united in marriage August 14, 1954 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. She retired from AC Spark Plug after several years of employment. Surviving are: her husband, William "Bill" of Hale; Son, Michael of Hale; Brother, Darrell and wife Helen Murray of Fountain Hills, AZ; Sister: Janet and husband Gary Gilmer of West Branch; Special cousin: Patty and husband Tim Alspach of Muskegon; Very special friends and caregivers at Hospice of helping Hand of West Branch. Close friends and neighbors at Sage Lake and St. Pius X Catholic Church in Hale, MI.. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John. Kay touched the hearts of all who knew her. We will miss her. 

Cleah Mae Plane 

Age 79, of Lake George, died Friday September 22, 2000 at McLaren Regional Medical Cntr. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Monday September 25, 2000 from Martin Funeral Home - Clark Chapel Vassar. Pastor Michael Stark officiating. Interment in Tuscola Twp. Cemetery. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Saturday from 6-9pm and on Sunday from 9-9pm. Memorial contributions may be directed towards the American Cancer Society. Cleah was born August 26, 1921 in Otter Lake the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. and Almira (Calkins) Pease. Cleah attended Davison Schools. She and Donald R. Plane united in marriage on May 17, 1947 in Vassar, he preceded her in death October 16, 1992. She retired from AC spark plug with 34 years of service. Surviving are children: James and wife Rosemary Pease of Davison; Sherry and husband Robert Allis of Montrose; 4 granchildren: Leah and husband Andy Lambaria of Davison; Jim and wife Dawn Pease of Burton; Christi Cross of Geneseeville; Cindy Allis of Garfield Hgts. Ohio; 3 great- granchildren: Jamie; Brittnie and Caitlin Cross. Many nieces and nephews. Several beloved friends of Lake George. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 7 brothers and 3 sisters. 

Linda Ann Mueller 

Of Richville, age 50, died Thursday, September 21, 2000 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper. Linda was born February 14, 1950 in Saginaw, the daughter of Mr. Mrs. Willis and Beverly (Allen) Miller. She and William Mueller were united in marriage July 20, 1970 in Flint. She loved her family, which was her whole life. Left to cherish her memory are, husband William; children, Richard Thomas Mueller, Christina Lynn Mueller, Melissa Ann Mueller all of Vassar and Lynnette Andrea Mueller of Richville; grandchildren Ryan, Draven, Magdeline and Brock; parents Willis and Beverly Miller of Vassar, 3 brothers Dave and Cheryl Lake George, Fred and Barb Miller of Flint, Jim and Mill Miller of Kingston; 1 sister Joan Kern of Frankenmuth. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Monday at the Millington Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Edward A. Kile officiating. Burial in Riverside cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home Clark Chapel in Vassar 6-9pm Saturday, and on Sunday 2-4 and 5-9. On Monday Linda will be taken to church to lie in state where friends may visit 11:00am until the time of services at 1:00pm. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to Millington Church of the Nazarene or the Red Cross. Envelopes are available at the funeral home and at the church. 

Evelyn Helen Warner 

Of Mt. Morris age 79 died Thursday September 21, 2000 at McLaren Regional Medical Cntr. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Walter Reynolds officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Saturday, 11-9 Sunday,and Monday 9 until the time of service at 11. If desired memorial contributions maybe made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or Mt. Morris Lioness Club. She was born April 25, 1921 in Port Huron the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and Helen (Miller) Streu. She and Jay J. Warner were united in marriage June 11, 1942 in Flint. Surviving are her husband: Jay; 4 children, 2 daughters and 2 sons: Darlene and husband Jerald Reynolds of Mt. Morris; JoAnn and husband Danial Edwards of Flint; Calvin A. and wife Joan Warner of Clio; Melvin B. and wife Carol Warner of Clio; 10 grandchildren: Darren and wife Cindy Reynolds; Matt and wife Becky Reynolds; David and Michelle Edwards; Carrie and Jeffrey Warner; Kristie and Mathew Wilson; 8 great grandchildren; brother: Eldon and wife Delphine Streu of Freeland; sister: Janice and husband Bob Eyre of Bay City. 

Leonard S. Seymour 

Of Mt. Morris age 68 died Tuesday September 19, 2000 at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday from Mt. Morris St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek and Rev. Fr. Robert McKeon, Leonard's friend, officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary Church or Genesys Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Leonard will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 6-9:00 pm this evening and all day Thursday. Thursday evening Parish, family, and friends will gather to pray the Rosary 7:15 pm Thursday, following the Rosary Mt. Morris Holy Family Council #4285 will assemble at the funeral home for Knights of Columbus Memorial at 7:30pm. Friday morning he will be taken to church to lie in state from 10am until time of funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Born December 22, 1931 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Aura (LaVasseur) Seymour. He and Myrna Dolan were united in marriage August 6, 1955. He was a member of Mt. Morris St. Mary Catholic Church and Holy Family Council #4285 KofC, Leonard had been Manager of Rockwell Sports Center of Mt. Morris since 1955. He was a Korean War veteran serving with the US Navy. Surviving are his wife: Myrna; Son and 3 daughters: Kenneth Seymour of Mt. Morris; Amy and Dr. George Tellam of Ponte Vedra beach, FL; Ann and husband Donald Kaczmarczyk of Clio; Audrey Seymour of Lyons. 7 Grandchildren: Krystina Seymour; Sarah Seymour both of Mt. Morris; Krystal Kaczmarczyk, and Donald "D.J." Kaczmarczyk both of Clio; Avalon Tellam, Seymour Tellam, and George Tellam all of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.; Brother and Sister: Lawrence and wife Jean of Flint; Leah of Sebewing. Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Jack. 

Elanor Bonnie Eads 

Age 74, of Mt. Morris Twp. died Saturday September 16, 2000 at Genesys Health Park. Committal Service will take place 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Flint Memorial Park with Pastor Ed Jennings officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Bonnie was born November 23, 1925 in Detroit the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Irma (Wardell) Carr. She grew up in the Flint and Mt. Morris area. She and William Clyde Eads were united in marriage on September 19, 1944. He preceded her in death July 3, 1990. Surviving are 2 children: Son Stephen D. Eads of Flint; daughter: Janice and husband Thomas Stadler of Flint; 1 granddaughter: Caitlin D. Stadler; 1 niece: Gloria Brown of Millington; 1 nephew: Manliff Sisco of Hudson, FL.; She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister Myrle Ross. 

Cleo A. Hart 

Age 78, of Mt. Morris died September 16, 2000 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral Service will take place 1:30 p.m. Tuesday September 19, 2000 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Darrell Patterson officiating with burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9:00 pm Sunday, 9-9:00 pm Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be directed to Carriage Town Mission or the Old Newsboys of Genesee County. Cleo was born December 24, 1921 in Perrington, Michigan the daughter of James Russell and Abbie (Dunham) Paxton. She married Warren E. Hart Dec. 20. 1947. He preceded her in death May 5, 2000. She served in the U S Navy during World War II as a Specialist 3rd. Class. For many years Cleo and Warrren opened their swimming pool for the children of Mt. Morris to use and enjoy. In 1998 Cleo and Warren were inducted into the Mt. Morris Hall of Honor. She is survived by 1 Son: Donald and wife Connie Hart of Millington; 2 Grandchildren: Abbie and Aaron Hart; 2 Brothers: Louis and wife Mille Paxton of Clio; James Paxton of Clare. 

William Dalton Phillips 

Of Mt. Morris Age 80 died September 16, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday September 19, 2000 from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Burkey officiating. Cremation will follow. Family will receive friends Sunday 4-9:00 pm, Monday 11-9 pm and on Tuesday from 9:00 am until the time of service at 11 am. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, envelopes are available at the funeral home. Bill was born August 8, 1920 in Bernie, MO. the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Henry and Ethel Tolson (Davis) Phillips. William was united in marriage to Rosetta Francis Lobdell on December 6, 1947. Bill resided in the Mt. Morris area for the past 60 years. Bill was employed at General Motors Parts Division working as a fork truck driver, for 41 years, on second shift. His days were spent as a full time bus driver for Mt. Morris School District where he enjoyed transporting the local kindergarten students for 34 years. After his retirements he worked 8 years as a custodian for Phillips & Phillips Inc. He was a decorated World War II Veteran (Sergeant) receiving many commendations including the Purple Heart. Bill was a member of D.A.V. Post 122, and a member of U.A.W. Local #659. Survivors are wife of 52 years, Rosetta of Mt. Morris; 5 children: Diane Laurin of Clio; Gary Phillips of Newport; Thomas Phillips of Mt. Morris; Richard Phillips of MA.; Ramona Leach of Mt. Morris; 24 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 6 surviving brothers and sisters of a family of 17; 2 brothers: Darrell; J.R.; 4 sisters: Linda; Barb: Mary; and Pat. 

Mary Elaine Menerey 

Age 74, of Genesee died Thursday September 14, 2000 at Mc Laren Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will take place 11:00 am Monday, September 18, 2000 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Eldon Busenitz to officiate. Burial at Flint Memorial Park. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Morris Community Church. Family will recieve friends Saturday 6-9, Sunday 12-9, and Monday 10:00 until the time of service at 11:00 am. Mrs. Menerey was born October 16, 1925 in Flint the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Mary (Holland) Brown. She married Lloyd Menerey in Clawson February 8, 1947, he preceded her in death on August 12, 1994. She worked as a clerk in the retail business of Meijers, retiring in September of 1988. She attended Mt. Morris Community Church. She enjoyed reading, sewing, movies and crossword puzzels. Survivors include 4 children: daughter: Karen and husband Dave Clement of Flint; son: David and wife Penny Menerey of Brighton; son: Daniel Menerey of Flint; daughter: Mary Beth and husband Curtis Drier of Flint; 11 grandchildren; 4 step - grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 9 step great grandchildren; brother: Charlie J. Brown of Flint. She was preceded in death by her husband, great grandson Neal, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. 

Edna H. Smith
Age 91, died Thursday, September 14, 2000 at Jameson Nursing Home in Harrisville. Mrs. Smith was born July 6, 1909 in Flint, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. And Elizabeth J. (McDorman) Longcor. She and William C. Mason were united in marriage in 1926 in Detroit. He preceded her in death. She and Clarence Smith were married and he preceded her in death in 1975. Mrs. Smith retired from General Motors after 31 years of service as a production worker. She was a past member of the Vassar Eagles Club. Her hobbies included crocheting, small crafts and was an aid reader. Surviving are daughter: Jackie and husband Roy Soncrant of Oscoda; 7 grandchildren, Roy Soncrant of Flushing; Bradford and wife Mari Collis of Denver; Mark Collis of Fenton; Jacqueline Mason; Patricia Mason; Michael Mason and Keith Mason all of Kalamazoo; 3 great grandchildren: Jennifer Collis; Jason Collis and Charles Collis; 3 great great granddaughters; 4 nieces: Jean Logi; Joey Chandler; Edna and Cindy. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Elsie September 12, 1986 and son Patrick Eugene Mason in 1989. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday at Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel in Vassar with Rev. Max McCloud officiating. Burial at Riverside Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home 12:00 noon on Saturday until time of services. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Julia C. Watson
Of Clermont, FL, Age 98 died Wednesday, September 13, 2000 in Leesburg, FL. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, September 16, 2000 in Clermont, FL. Mrs. Watson was born February 24, 1902 in Clio, Michigan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Nellie (Benson) Whitman. Mrs. Watson retired from Pacific Bell Telephone Company in California. She is survived by daughter: Maxine and husband James Diment of Clermont, FL.; 2 grandsons; 4 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren. 

Lyllian M. Scane 

Of Pentwater, age 88 died Wednesday September 13, 2000 at Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich. Burial will be at Hart Cemetery in Hart, Michigan Monday September 18, 2000. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held Saturday September 16, 2000 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Martin Ankrum officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 pm until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Genesys Hospice Care Center. Mrs. Scane was born March 15, 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie and Edith (Dyer) Wycoff. She married Joseph Scane July 28, 1937 he preceded her in death October 14, 1984. Mrs. Scane worked as a Cosmetologist and Beautician. Surviving are sons: James and wife Helen Scane of Milford, MI.; Jerry and wife Maureen Scane of Sunman, IN.; daughter: Judy and husband Wayne Lintz of Flushing, MI.; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Sister Ruth Hixon of CA,; Pat and husband Lyle Burmeister of Hart, MI. She was preceded in death by parents, husband, 2 brothers and 1 sister. 

Thelma Caroline Vert 

Age 79, of Mt. Morris, died Tuesday, September 12, at the Heartland Fostrian Manor in Flushing. Funeral services will be 1:00pm Friday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris. Pastor Dale Lewis officiating. Interment in Flint Memorial Park. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Thursday from 1-9pm and on Friday from 9am until the time of service at 1:00pm. Thelma was born September 19, 1920 in Atlanta, MI the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Oscar and Laura (Lewis) Carlson. She and Charles Vert were united in marriage on December 29, 1941 in Baton Rouge, LA. Thelma was known around the Mt. Morris area for selling honey out of her home and her involvement for many years with the Brownies and Girl Scouts. She was also a den leader for the Boy Scouts. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and making ceramics and various crafts. She was also a very good seamstress. Surviving are: husband, Charles Vert of Mt. Morris; 4 children: Charles and wife Anna Vert of Birch Run; Susan and husband Buz Nolff of Flint; Edward Vert of Huber Heights, OH.; Thomas and wife Angela Vert of Hamilton, OH.; 7 grandchildren: Jennifer; Kerri; Kris; Melissa; Greg; Laura and Ellen; 6 Great grandchildren: Adam; Seth; Jonathan; Trevor; Hunter and Haley; 6 brothers and sister: Ella Addison; Robert and wife Jackie Carlson; Jerry and Wife Joyce Carlson; Ken and wife Beth Carlson; Nancy and husband Ron Brownrigg; Ken and wife Shirley Swidorski. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Oscar and Laura Carlson; 4 brothers: Ted, Bruce, Carl and Richard Carlson; grandson: Adam. 

Frederick "Ted" Edwin Stehle 

Age 76 of Mt. Morris Twp. died Tuesday September 12, 2000 at his residence. Funeral Service will take place 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Beck officiating with burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-9:00 pm on Wednesday, 9-9:00 pm Thursday, and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be directed to McLaren Hospice. He was born September 10, 1924 in West Branch Mich. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin and Myrtle (Atherton) Stehle. He married Donna Mae CoonJune 12, 1949. She preceded him in death September 26, 1975 . He then married Ethel Hillaker who preceded him in death June 18, 2000. Mr. Stehle served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, and had been employed as a driver/salesman for Paramount Potato Chip Company for 14 years. He is survived by 6 children: Twila and husband Ralph Sallas; Kirby and wife Donna Stehle; Mike and wife Pam Esslinger; Julie and husband Wes Usry; Sara Mugavero; Paula Robinson; 13 grand-children; 4 great grandchildren; also 3 brothers and 2 sisters: Wayne Stehle; Art Stehle; NelsonStehle; Clara Robertson; and Norma Fould. He was preceded in death by his wife an infant daughter Cindy, and 2 brothers, Melvin and Donald Stehle. 

Kenneth Henry Stadler 

Age 95, of Mt. Morris Twp. died Saturday September 9, 2000 at his residence. Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday September 13, 2000 at Miles Martin Funeral home, Pastor Bob Burkey to officiate. Burial at Mt. Morris Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris. Family will recieve friends at the funeral home 3-9 pm Tuesday, and Wednesday 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 PM. Kenny was born April 4, 1905 in Mt. Morris, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Grace (Parmeter ) Stadler. Kenny was an avid farmer and gardener. He owned and operated Stadler's Service for many years. Survivors include: wife, Jeanne L. Stadler of Mt. Morris Twp.; son: Thomas D. and wife Jan Stadler of Flint; step-daughter: Elaine and husband Larry Lathrop of Flint; 2 grandchildren: Thomas and wife Tamara Stadler; Caitlin Stadler; 1 great grand daughter Kristi; brother: Wendell and wife Emma Stadler; sisters: Hilda and husband Johnny Freeman and Helen Mason. He was preceded in death by 2 great grandchildren Andrea and Thomas, 2 wives Helen and Jean, 3 brothers Ralph in 1945, Wallace and Fred, 1 sister Maefred Herriman. 

Thelma E. Wagar
Age 96, of Mt. Morris died Tuesday September 5, 2000 at her home. Family will receive friends at the Miles Martin Funeral Home from 10:00 am Friday until time to leave for Gracelawn Cemetery for graveside services at 12 noon Friday. She was born August 14, 1904 in Bay City the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Leroy and Elizabeth (Lambert) Reynolds. She and Carl Wilcox were united in marriage June 27, 1923. He preceded her in death May 1930. She married John Damon Wagar July 6, 1931. He preceded her in death January 1970. She and Carl owned and operated the Wilcox Pharmacy until his death. She continued the drug store through her marriage to John, calling the store Wagar Pharmacy until they converted the store building into a laudromat. Surviving are Daughter: Carla and husband Chester W. Klann of Tucson, AZ.; Grandchildren: Jeffrey and wife Dawn Klann of Corbett, OR; Scott Bird of Flint; John Bird of Flint; 2 Great grandchildren: Jennifer Klann and Heather Klann; Sister: Edith Rye of Imlay City; Nephew: William Huntley; Niece: Doris Parsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, 3 children: 2 infants June Wilcox 1925, John Roger Wagar 1935 and daughter Betty Bird 1986. 

Ruth Clarice Mercill
Of Rochester, Minnesota, Formerly of Tuscola, County, age 96, died Monday, September 4, 2000 at Madonna Towers. Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday from Martin Funeral Home - Clark Chapel Fairgrove. Rev. Mr. Allen McCreedy officiating. Burial will be at Gilford Cemetery. Friends May call at the funeral home from 11:00 am-12:00 pm Saturday. Ruth C. Tainter was Born November 5, 1903 in Homer, Winona County, MN. She moved to Dodge Center when she was two years old and graduated from High School there in 1921. She graduated from the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester in 1926. On Dec. 24, 1927 she married A. Elwood Mercill in Jackson, WY. The couple lived near Fairgrove, MI. Mr. Mercill died in September of 1948. She moved to Rochester in December of 1948 and worked in Therapeutic Radiology at the Mayo Clinic as a registered nurse until her retirement in 1968. She was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church, enjoyed church activities, especially choir, and traveling. Survivors include her son Ronald (Sharon) of Rochester, her daughter Beverly (Robert) Herival of Livonia, MI, three grandsons, one step granddaughter, one great granddaughter, one step great great granddaughter, one step great grandson, and her sister Joy(Wallace) Ruppert of Fairgrove, MI. Memorials are suggested to Evangel United Methodist Church Choir Fund 

Orie Tufford 

Of Rogers City formerly of Mt. Morris age 77 died Monday September 4, 2000 at Alpena. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 am-9:00 pm Thursday. Born December 21, 1922 in Sheppard the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson and Elva (Brickner) Tufford. He was a WWII veteran serving with the U.S.Army 82nd Airborne Division in Europe and retired from Chevrolet V8 inspection with over 30 years service. Surviving are his 3 daughters and 2 sons: Jannette and husband David Milliron of Millersburg; Peggy and husband Lerry Dominy of Framingham, MA; Gwen Hines of Springhill, TN; Jerry and wife Kathy Tufford of Mt. Morris; Gary Michael and wife Pam Tufford of Ashland, MA.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Carl and wife Sandy Tuford of Texas; Harold and wife Joanne Tufford of Clio; 2 sisters: Donna Girard of Mt. Morris; Evelyn Slayton of Mt. Morris; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Larry Jr. and grand daughter Laurie Dominy. 

Jessie Ben Fulcher
Of Flint age 71 died Monday (Labor Day) September 4, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center. Mr. Fulcher will be transported to Moody Funeral Home, Stuart Virginia for visitation Thursday and funeral services Friday. Burial in Patrick County, Virginia. Born August 10, 1929 in Patrick County, Virginia the son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. and Julie (Trent) Fulcher. He retired from Ternstedt Division of GM, also known as Fisher Body Coldwater Road. He was a veteran of US Army in Korean war and moved to Flint area upon his return from the service 1953. Surviving are his 2 brothers and 1 sister: James C. and wife Gladys Fulcher of Clio; Billy Joe and wife Linda Fulcher of Stuart, Va; Lillie Mae and husband Floyd Wiggington of Martinsville, Va. Several nieces and nephews. 

Marcia Ann Schnell 

Of Vassar, age 61, passed away, Monday September 4, 2000 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Marcia Ann Yeager was born October 8, 1938 in Bay City, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clifford and Marion(Robinson) Yeager. She was married to Eugene Schnell on June 3, 1961. Marcia had been employed at the Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth. She was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Richville. Surviving besides her husband, are two sons and their wives: Michael and Carol Schnell of Vassar, Clifford and Kris(Beyerlein) Schnell of Vassar; four grandchildren: Chad and Jason Schnell, Zachary and Stephanie Weiss; a sister and brother in law: Sandra and Fritz Sommer of Munger; a step brother: Jim Carr of Suttons Bay; step mother and step father: Emmet and Dorothy Bates of Houghton Lake; mother in law: Edna Schnell of Vassar; brother in law: Ronald Schnell of Vassar. She was predeceased by her parents: Clifford and Marion Yeager; and a sister in law: Sally Schnell. Marcia enjoyed camping, ceramics, wood-carving, painting, gardening and her grandchildren. Funeral services will take place 11:00 am Wednesday, September 7, 2000 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Richville. Pastor David Hakes and Pastor Wes Gillaspie will officiate with burial in St. Michael's Lutheran Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to visit at the Martin Funeral Home - Clark Chapel on Wednesday, September 6, 2000 from 2-9:00 pm. On Thursday morning, Marcia will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Cancer Unit or Lutheran home Health Care. 

Clarence J. Smith "Smitty" 

Age 71 of Flint went to be with the Lord Wednesday August 30, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday from Mt. Morris First Baptist Church, corner of Walter & Louisa. Rev. Mr. Robert Lilley will officiate, Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mr. Smith will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 6-9 Sunday and all day Monday . Family will be present to receive friends 6-9 Sunday and 1-5 and 6-9 Monday. Tuesday morning he will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until time of funeral at 11:00 am. He was born January 15, 1929 in Russellville, Arkansas the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Lethea (Grossman) Smith. He moved to Michigan 1950, He and Betty Klatt were united in marriage June 17, 1960. He attended Mt. Morris First Baptist Church and regularly attended Sunday School. He previously attended First Wesleyan Church of Flint. Clarence read God's Word daily. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior as a teenager. He enjoyed driving, wood working, and mechanics. He and his wife, Betty, enjoyed visiting and photographing lighthouses in Michigan. He was a caring, devoted husband and father. He would do anything for his family. "Smitty" retired from Buick Motor Division, engine plant #36 in 1988 as Utilityman with 38 years service. He was employed by Flint Auto Auction as a driver since 1994, where he delivered and picked up vehicles. Surviving are his wife: Betty; Son and 3 daughters: Cathy and husband Fred Barden of Vassar; John and wife Cathy Smith of Davison; Shelly Smith of Flint; Sheryl Smith of Flint; 4 grandchildren: Adam and wife Jean Barden; Eric Barden; Kara Barden; Joe Smith; Brother: Mark and wife Gail Smith of Fenton; Several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special aunt: Helen Phillips of California.He was preceded in death by his parents Stephen in 1971, Lethea 1978, and brother Joe in 1977.


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