Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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Mr. Russell E. Carnes - 1604 Kingston Ave. - Passed away Saturday afternoon, June 5, 1976.  Mr. Carnes was born Jan. 22, 1901, in Danville, Ill., son of Edwin and Ida Carnes and had been a resident here most of his life.  Was a veteran of World Wars I and II.  He had been employed by the U.S. Post Office and was a member of the Metropolitan Club. He was also a long time pilot and flight instructor.  Surviving are his wife, Kathryn;  one son and one daughter, Mrs. Nadean Hooth of Grand Ledge, Mich., Morris Carnes of Galesburg;  one step-daughter, Mrs. Barbara Andrews of Kalamazoo;  8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren;  one sister, Miss Charmion Carnes of Denver.  Cremation has taken place.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Mr. Jack Scott of the Galesburg United Methodist Church, officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 7 June 1976

Mr. Fletcher B. Carney - 4107 Montevallo Rd., Birmingham, Ala.  Formerly of: Kalamazoo - Mr. Carney passed away May 19, 1976 in Birmingham, Ala.  He was born June 21, 1907 in Kalamazoo, son of Claude S. and Sarah (Westnedge) Carney.  He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and had served with the U.S. Air Force in World War II.  Survived by his wife, Aubrey; one niece, Mrs. Mary Carney Hodges of Wooster, Ohio.  One brother, Herschel preceded him in death.  Commital services will be held at Riverside Cemetery at 1 p.m., Monday, with Rev. Father James Holt officiating of St. Lukes Episcopal Church.  Friends may call at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan after 1 p.m. Sunday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 22 May 1976

Mrs. Anna S. Carpenter - 2502 Cumberland, Formerly 2214 Lake St. - Passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 10, 1972.  Mrs. Carpenter was born March 29, 1887 in Mainstee (sic - might be Manistee), Michigan the daugher of Kresten and Jorgen Frederick Sherman and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 63 years.  She was a seamstress by profession working for over 20 years on projects at the Kalamazoo State Hospital and was head of the Alteration Departments in Leo’s Store for many years.  She was married to Harry Merchant who preceded her in death in 1923.  She later married Arthur Carpenter who passed away in 1940. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Louise Miefer of South Milwaukee, Wis.; several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Maxine Kersjes of Kalamazoo.  Friends may call at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home after 5 p.m., Thursday where religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Ray Fassett officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 11 May 1972

Mrs. Lester (Jean L.) Carpenter - 12436 E. Michigan, Galesburg - Age 52, passed away suddenly Sunday (Sept. 3, 1972)  evening in Battle Creek.  She was born July 19,1920 in Battle Creek, daughter of Russell M. and Lucille Reed Shilts.  Most of her life has been spent in the Galesburg area where she graduated from high school in 1939 and was a member of the Rotary Ann’s.  She was was married to Lester Carpenter, August 4, 1940, who survives;  also two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Diane) Bowers and Mrs. Richard (Cheryl) Wood both of Galesburg, one son, Bradley S. at home;  three grandchildren; one brother, Russell B. Shilts, Galesburg, three half-brothers Rexford Shilts, Augusta,  Stephen Silts, Portage;  Robert Shilts, St. Louis, Mo., two step-sisters, Miss Shirley Bearty, Augusta,  Mrs. Richard (Mary Ann) Ceup, Elizabethdown, Ky.  Friends are being received at Hoag-Schdmitt Funeral Tome, Galesburg, where services will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.  Rev. L. Larry Anderson officiating.  Interment, Augusta Cemetery.  Memorials, please, to the Heart fund.  Note:  This obituary was copied verbatim and typographical errors were noted   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 5 Sept 1972

Mrs. Ruth E. Carpenter - 1707 Olmstead Rd. - Passed away February 11, (1972) at Bronson Hospital.  Mrs. Carpenter was born August 2, 1915, Jackson, Michigan.  Daughter of Clyde and Clara Coplin, and has been a resident here since 1943.  Member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Richland.  Surviving are the husband Raymond F.; one son and one daughter, Robert W. of Lavonia (sic) and Mrs. Arthur (Martha) Hagerman, Largo, Florida;  nine grandchildren;  two brothers and one sister; was preceded in death by a son John in 1964. Mrs. Carpenter will be at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage after 7 p.m. this evening, where religious services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.  Rev. Harold S. Horan officiating.  Interment Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 12 Feb 1972

Mr. Angelo L. Carra - 3466 9th Street, Oshtemo - Passed away suddenly Tuesday (Nov 23, 1971)  morning at his home.  Mr. Carra was born January 21, 1912 in Hibbing, Minn., son of Sam and Violet Carra and was a life resident of the Kalamazoo area.  He was employed at the Brown Company.  A member of St. Joseph Church and a veteran of World War II.  He is survived by:  six brothers and one sister, Joseph, Kalamazoo,  Nick of Chicago,  Peter and Tony both of Detroit,  Philip of Vicksburg,  Carmelo of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Esther Hale of Battle Creek;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited this evening (Wednesday) at 7.  Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church Friday morning at 10:30.  Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Weds Nov 24, 1971

Mrs. Glennie (Ma Huntington) Carr - 624 E. Highway, Vicksburg - Passed away Sunday (Nov 16, 1975)  morning, Mrs. Carr was born November 6, 1896, in Greenfield, Tennessee.  The daughter of Harvey and Rebecca Lewis, she had been a resident in Vicksburg most of her life.  She was a retired restaurant operator.  A member of the First Missionary Church, Ramona Ave., Portage.  Surviving her are 2 daughters Mrs. James (Agnes) Cantwell of Portage, Mrs. Harold (Donnetta) Krieg of Vicksburg,  5 step daughters, Mrs. Vern (Eva) Feller of Sturgis,  Mrs. Robert (Martha) Hadley of Three Rivers,  Mrs. Dale (Mildred) Henderixson and Mrs. Paul (Daisy) Evans both of Fulton,  Mrs. Beulah Fuller of Vicksburg, 1 son, Mr. Harold Skinner and stepson Marion (Babe) Huntington both of Vicksburg, 40 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren & several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home from 7:30 this evening until 9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9.  Services will be held Wednesday at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Ramona Ave., Portage at 2 pm with Pastor Rocky Goodwin officiating. Interment North Fulton Cemetery.  The family suggest memorials be made to the National Arthritis Foundation.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon Nov 17, 1975

Mrs. Mae E. Carr - 526 N. Clarendon - Passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 1977.  Mrs. Carr was born March 16, 1887, in St. Joseph County, Mich., daughter of William A. and Carie E. Hazzard and was a resident of Kalamazoo since 1900. Before her retirement, was owner-operator of the Hat Box Store.  She was the widow of Jesse B. Carr, who passed away in 1961.  Surviving are one brother, Arthur Hazzard of Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Azelia A. Wood, in 1957.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Mr. Willliam A. Kozy, of Unity Church, officiaitng.  Interment in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Mon 17 Jan 1977

Mr. Warren Carrington - 2703 S. Rose - Passed away January 20, 1972 at Bronson Hospital. Mr. Carrington was born in Kalamazoo, January 2, 1908 and had been a resident here all of his life.  A supervisor at the Upjohn Company for over 38 years. Mr. Carrington was a life member of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Past Worshipful Master Anchor Lodge No. 87 F. & A.M., DeWitt Clinton Consistory 32nd Degree Acient  Accepted Scottish Rite, Saliden Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.;  Past Patron Order of the Eastern Star Chpt. 497.  Surviving are:  wife, Evabelle; son and daughter, W. Thomas, Portage,  Miss Janet Mich.;  one granddaughter, Deborah;  two cousins, Harold Wise and Mrs. Eva Austin, Kalamazoo;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home until noon Monday.  Mr. Carrington will be taken to the Simpson United Methodist Church for religious services at 2:30, Rev. Wendell Stine officiating.  Interment, Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Simpson United Methodist Church.  Note:  Obituary was copied verbatim and there are typographical errors   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sun 23 Jan 1972

Mrs. Cora A. Carroll - 1209 Sheridan Dr., - Passed away Friday evening, September 1, 1972 in Rockledge, Fla.  Mrs. Carroll was born April 15, 1885 in Plainwell, daughter of Edward and Lois Norton and had made her home for the past eight months in Florida.  She was a charter member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Comstock Rebekkah Lodge.  Prior to living in Kalamazoo she had haeld offices in the Otsego Rebekkah Lodge.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred M. on May 3, 1971.  She is survived by:  two sons, Bert E., Toldeo, Ohio and Willim J. of Coco Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Robert, of Bermingham, Mich., Thomas of Ballwin, Missouri, Miss Virginia of Boston, Mass. and Mrs. Thomas (Michelle) Jackson, Cape Conaveral, Fla.;  seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesdady afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St., Interment, Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.  Friends may call at the chapel after 7 o’clock Sunday evening.  Note: Obituary was copied verbatim  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sun 3 Sept 1972

Mrs. Lola Carson - 1423 North Rose St. - Age 83, passed away June 17, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Mrs. Carson was born April 1, 1889 to Wade and Mary Robinson.  She was married to Sam Carson who preceded her in death.  To this union were born four children.  A son, Roosevelt Carson,  predeceased his mother.  Mrs. Carson was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Selma, Ala. where she served as a church mother.  Surviving are:  Two daughters, Mrs. Mary Clark and Mrs. Sadie Dudley both of Kalamazoo, one son, Samuel Carson of Cleveland, Ohio;  seven grandchildren;  14 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives.  Memorial services will be held thursday at 1 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, 521 Douglas, Rev. B. Moses James officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday at 12 noon.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 20 June 1972

Mr. William Howard Carson - 547 Pingree - Passed away Sunday morning, August 22, 1971.  Mr. Carson was born May 23, 1896, in Galesburg, the son of Frank and Eugenia Carson and was a lifelong resident of this area.  He was a veteran of World War I and before his retirement was employed as an electrician by the Brown Co., KVP Division.  He is survived by his wife, Flora;  one brother, Samuel R. Carson of Parchment;  a half brother, Ira Johnson of Birmingham, Mich.;  a half sister, Mrs. Dexie Fugmann of Ft. Myers, Fla.;  several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock, at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Charles R. Hulbert, of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 23 August 1971

Mrs. Ethel Carvell - 215 S. Michigan Ave., Vicksburg - Passed away June 1, 1976 at the River Forest Home.  Mrs. Carvell was born Sept 9, 1892, in Portage, the daughter of Frank and Lottie Ludington Bacon.  She was graduated from Central High School, Kalamazoo in 1911 and attended Western Michigan University. She was a member of the Vicksburg United Methodist Church and an honorary member of the United Methodist Women and the Chain of Lakes.  On June 17, 1926, she was married to Clair Carvell, who survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Charlotte) Kirch of Reed City;  2 grand-daughters, Claire Lynn and Kathy;  one brother, Merrill Bacon of Kalamazoo;  several nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Sarah Miller.  Friends will be received at the Critz-Redmond Funeral Home, until Friday noon, where the family will receive friends Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the Vicksburg United Methodist Church, Rev. C. Robert Carson officiating.  Interment in Vicksburg Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorials to the Vicksburg United Methodist Church or Vicksburg Ambulance Service.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 2 June 1976

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