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Trina Maithre Dortman Knowlton 

Trina Maithre Dortman Knowlton, 43, of Croswell, died Friday,
Feb. 2, 2001, in Mercy Hospital.

She was born Dec. 5, 1957, in Port Huron to the late John and
Virginia (Barth) Dortman. She married David Knowlton on Dec. 2,
1989, in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lexington.

Mrs. Knowlton attended St. Clair County Community College and
Oakland University. She was a paralegal with several area firms and
played the organ and directed choirs in several churches.

She is survived by her husband; three step-children, Kimberly
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. David R. (Sara) Knowlton and Tamara
Knowlton; three grandsons, Sean, Joel and Zachary; a sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Michael (Amy) Bonner; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Eric
(Gail) Dortman; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to the doctors, nurses
and other staff at the oncology unit of Mercy Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with
the Memorial Service to follow at 8 p.m. in Pollock-Randall Funeral
Home. The Rev. Robert P. Trask of Grace Episcopal Church will
officiate.

Memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute of Detroit. 

Irvin J. "Jim" Eagle 

Irvin J. "Jim" Eagle, 59, of Avoca died Sunday, February 4, 2001, in
Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. 

He was born March 18, 1941, in Port Huron to the late Cecil and
Dorothy Eagle. He married Janet Davison on July 27, 1962, in
LaPorte, Indiana. 

Mr. Eagle served in the US Army and was a man of many skills. He
was a CB radio operator using the handle "Jungle Jim" and enjoyed
hunting, fishing and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by his wife, Janet: a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff
(Florence) Minke of Prot Huron; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin
(Tonya) Eagle of Port Huron, Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Ranae) Eagle
and Jayson Eagle, all of Avoca; nine grandchildren; two brothers,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert (Verna) Eagle and Mr. and Mrs. William (Pat)
Eagle, all of Port Huron; four sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Sharon)
Dobson, Joann Roskey and fiancé Paul Kelch and Mr. and Mrs. Ed
(Dorothy) Kuehl, all of Port Huron, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob (Peggy)
Hodges of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a son, John. 

Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2001, and 2-4 and
7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2001, in
the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Richard James, Donald VanCamp, Greg
VanCamp, Albert Eagle Jr., Paul DeJohn and Robert Smith. 
Honorary pallbearer will be Joseph Kott.  

Marie E. Hall 

Marie E. Hall, 88 of Port Huron, passed away Sunday, February 4,
2001 in the home of her daughter. She was born to Edward and
Mable Moutoux on March 30, 1912 in Filion, MI, and married
Charles W. Hall on December 25, 1929 in Port Huron. He passed
away on March 29, 1975. 

Years ago, Marie and her husband, Rev. Charles W. Hall were very
active in the Full Gospel Church in Port Huron where he served as
Pastor. She enjoyed watching TV and sewing, especially sewing
crazy quilts. 

She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Christine and
Michael Spencer, Kimball Twp; her four special grandchildren,
Sandra Clark, Fred Hall, Jane Harville, and Tina Wise, all of Port
Huron; several great grandchildren including her special great
grandson, Aaron Osgood; two great, great grandchildren; three
sisters, Vernetta Hahn, Rockwood, MI, Hazel Albert, Port Huron,
and Doris (Leroy) Dafoe, Harbor Beach; and several nieces &
nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Wesley E. Hall,
her daughter, Charlene M. Haynes, and her three brothers, Calvin,
Carl, and Donald Moutoux. 

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7,
2001 in Smith Family Funeral Home-South, 1230 Seventh Street. 
The Rev. Max Amstutz, Marwood Nursing & Rehab Chaplin, will
officiate. Burial will follow in Christian Memorial Cultural Center
Cemetery, Peck, MI. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Thomas Allen, Brian Harrison,
Bobby Somma Jr., James Kern, Wesley Hall Jr., and Michael
Harville. Memorial contributions may be made in Marieís memory
to the charity of the donorís choice. 

Marlene L. Morris 

Marlene L. Morris, 59, of Port Huron went home to be with the
Lord on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, in Mercy Hospital after a six-month
battle with cancer.

She was born July 15, 1941, in Port Huron and was a lifelong area
resident. She married Ronald Morris on Feb. 25,1967, in Port
Huron.

Mrs. Morris enjoyed reading and spending time with her
grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald; daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Randy (Rachelle) Shaffer of Kimball Township; two grandchildren,
Sarah and Steven Shaffer; her mother, Doris Cole of Port Huron;
three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy (Joanne) Cole, Mr. and Mrs.
Gerald (Diane) Cole and David Cole, all of Port Huron; Sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Ed (Kathy) Groh of Port Huron; sister-in-law, Cherry
Morris; special friend, Kerry Ritchey; faithful companion, Kelsey;
and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Cole; a son,
Ronald Lee Morris; and a sister, Jan Arnold.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. The Rev. Daniel T. Stewart of Griswold Street
Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Port Huron Township.

Pallbearers will be Larry Westfall, Dick Smith, Mike Morris, Andy
Cole, Clarence Shaffer and Randy Shaffer. 

Mildred L. Smith 

Mrs. Mildred L. Smith, 94, of Fort Gratiot Township died Tuesday,
February 6, 2001, in the Evangelical Home of Port Huron.

She was born Sept. 14, 1906 in Harbor Beach to the late George and
Mary Smith.

She married Ray VanCamp in 1937. He died in 1972. She married
Charles Hanton in 1974. He died in 1984. She married Kenneth Smith
in 1986. He died in 2000.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and the
Lydia Circle. 

She is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Arleene) VanCamp
of Runnemede, N.J.; a daughter, Mary Louise Ramsey of Concord,
Calif.; stepdaughter, Shirley Turley of Dallas; two stepsons, Charles
Kyle Hanton of Sarasota, Fla., and Robert Hanton of Dallas; nine
grand-children Charles, David, Steven, and William VanCamp, Cindy
Lou Beerbower, Cathy Koehler, Charlene VanCamp, Mark Ramsey
and Nancy Faull; and seven great-grandchildren, Andrew and Sarah
Ramsey, Taryn Faull, Jeffery, Devon and Derick Koehler and Jacob
Beerbower.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Dr. Richard D. Lobb will
officiate.

Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Yale.

Mrs. Smith's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Port
Huron. 

Marguerite G. Agnew

Mrs. Marguerite G. Agnew, 93, of Fort Gratiot died Friday, Feb. 9,
2001, in the Evangelical Home.

She was born June 8, 1907, in Fort Gratiot and was a life long
resident. She married Harold D. Agnew He died May 6,1987

Marguerite was a member of North Street United Methodist Church
and the W.S.C.S. of the church. She was a past chairwoman of the
St. Clair County Medical Center Auxiliary and a member of the St,
Clair County Farm Museum.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail M. (Ron) Ackles of Fort Gratiot;
her grandsons, feff (Annette) Krafft of Dalton, Ga., and Mark (Lisa)
Krafft. of Hemet, Calif.; her granddaughter, Julie (Michael) Carlyle of
Ortonville; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and
cousins.

She was preceded in death by her son, Clifford fames Agnew Jr.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral
Home. The Rev. Fred Neumann, Pastor of North Street United
Methodist Church and the Rev. Gary Aupperle, pastor of Colonial
Woods Missionary Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset
Memorial Gardens, Fort Gratiot.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Pallbearers will be Bob Jones, Ben Davey, Stew Glen, Bruen
Richardson, John Shott and Jack Lamay.

Memorials may be made to North Street United Methodist Church. 

Eleanor R. Smith

Eleanor R. Smith, 76, of Port Huron, died Friday, March 2, 2001 in
Port Huron Hospital.

She was born May 25, 1924 in Port Huron to the late James G. and
Marion (Potter) Treat. She married Charles D. Smith, Aug. 19,1950 in
Port Huron. He died Oct. 26,1973,

Mrs. Smith was a teacher with the Port Huron Area School District.
She was a graduate of Michigan State University and a Michigan
State Alumna. She was a life member of First Congregational Church,
Port Huron Chapter #170 O.E.S., a board member' of Port Huron
Assembly #35, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, a member of
Galilee Shrine #7, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority,
Michigan Education Association, National Education Association, and
Port Huron Museum.

She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Smith of Port Huron; a
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Janet) Wilt of Owosso; a sister, Mr.
and Mrs. Ted (Marilyn) Blaschke of Conyers, Ga.; a brother, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles (JoAn) Treat of Rochester, NY; a nephew, Karl
Blaschke of Conyers; and four cousins, Mary Souder of Milford,
Barbara Mansfield of Athens, Ga., Robert Townsend of Rockland and
Warren Townsend of Zeeland; and special grand-dogs, Topper and
Ruger.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara E. Wilt in 1993.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Monday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. An Eastern Star and
White Shrine of Jerusalem memorial service will be conducted at 7
p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First
Congregational, Church, Port Huron. Dr. Robert E. Starkey and Dr.
Ronald W Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Rockford
Cemetery, Rockford, Mich.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider First
Congregational Church or Knights Templar Eye Foundation. 

Walter A. Jagello

Walter A. Jagello, 81, of Port Huron, formerly of Detroit, died
Thursday, March 1, 2001 in Evangelical Home following a short
illness,

He was born May 20, 1919 in Detroit and lived here the past 15
years. He married Ann M. Durak. She died March 22, 2000.
He retired from Swift & Company in Detroit. -He was a Veteran of
WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Mary
Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann Davidson of Fort Gratiot;
his sons, Leonard W Jagello of Fairfield, Ohio and Jack E. (Kathy)
Jagello of Sterling Heights; 13 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and his sister, Florence (Richard) Brachel of
Charlevoix, Mich.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary Church, The
Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski, Pastor, will officiate.

Visiting hours are 2 to 9 p.m. today in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home
9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church. A Scripture Service will be held at
7 p.m. today.

Military services will be held under the auspices of the St. Clair
County Allied Veterans Council.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Carl W. Troy

Carl W. Troy, 92, of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday March 1, 2001.
He was born Aug. 1, 1908, in St. Clair, the son of John W. and
Magdalena C. Wulfe Troy.

He married Eleanor Currie in 1935. She died in 1971. He then married
Myrtle Muller Bettridge in 1971. She died in 1990.

Carl was a graduate of St. Stephen High School. He was in the first
graduating class of the Chrysler Institute (now the University of
Detroit), where he received a bachelor of engineering degree. He
then earned a master of science in mechanical engineering from the
University of Tennessee.

He was owner and operator of Troy Motor Sales in PawPaw, and
later was an engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority in
Knoxville, Tenn.

Memberships that Carl had included Third Order of St. Francis in
Tampa, Florida, Knights of Columbus councils in Michigan, Tennessee
and Florida and the Kiwanis Club of Michigan. Carl was most
recently a member of the Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic
Church in Tampa, Florida.

He is survived by his brother, Edward J. Troy of Pontiac; his sister,
Phyllis I. Troy Musser of Conroe, Texas; and his sister-in-law Evelyn
Troy of Fort Gratiot.

Although Carl and Eleanor were unable to have children, they acted
as surrogate parents to a multitude of nieces and nephews. Grateful
nieces and nephews include Robert (Patricia) Troy of Marysville,
Richard (Jane) Troy of Iverness, Fla., Edward J. (Ann) Troy Jr. of
Port Huron, James (Theresa) Troy of, Pontiac David (Lenore) Troy
of Pontiac, Michael (Antonia) Koreiba of Fort
Gratiot, Gary (Sandra) Koreiba of Fort Gratiot, Margaret (Tom)
Bush of Palmer Park, Mary Troy (Kim) Higinbotham of Rochester,
Carolyn Musser (Mabry) Dellinger of Conroe, Texas, Mary Elizabeth
Musser (William) Maloney of Dexter, Joan Troy (John) Currie of
Alpharetta, Ga., John (Joan) Currie of Alpharetta, Ga. Frank
(Elizabeth) Currie of Chattanooga, Tenn.., Alicia Currie (William)
Riegel of Greenville, S.C., Mary Bleau (Norman) Grant of
Kalamazoo, Camilla Bleau (Patrick) McGill of' Pearland, Texas, and
Thomas (Lesley) McGill of Sarnia.

HIS last five year s were enriched by his caregiver, Barbara Wishart
of Lutz, Fla.

He is also preceded in death by his brother, John "Jack" Troy, and his
sister, Georginia Troy.

Funeral services will be 1 P.M. Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in St.
Stephen Catholic Church. The Rev. David J. Lesniak will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery

Visitation will be 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in 
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, Port Huron. 

M. Lucille Balon

M. Lucille Balon, 85, of Smiths Creek died Sunday, March 4,2001, at
home.

She was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Adrian, to the late Clayton B. and
Olive Smith. She married Stanley Balon on Feb. 21, 1941, in Port
Huron.

Mrs. Balon had been the choir director, organist and pianist at Smiths
Creek Community Church for the past 50 years.

She is survived by her Husband of 60 years, Stanley; two sons, Mr.
and Mrs. Philip J. (Linda) Baton and Dr. Michael and Dr. Denise
Baton; a daugher, Mr. and Mrs. Ken (Sharon) Dunsmore; six
grandchildren, Kailonnie and Kaleah Dunsmore, Bryan Baton, Dr.
Bobbie Lynn Robinette, and Heather and Elisa Baton and two
great-grandchildren; Tyler Baton and Hannah Robinette.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2001 and
10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in the
Marysville Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Rands of Smiths Creek
Community Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery, Kimball Township.

Pallbearers will be Philip Baton, Mike Baton, Ken Dunsmore, Bryan
Baton, Korean Dunsmore, and Dr. Bobbie Lynn Robinette.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may consider
Smiths Creek Community Church or Blue Water Hospice. 

Alfred I. "Hap" Gregg

Mr. Alfred I. "Hap" Gregg, 78, of St. Clair Township died Tuesday,
March 6, 2001, in William Beaumont Hospital. He was born May 5,
1922, in Richmond to the late C. Elmer and Irene Hamblin Gregg and
was a lifelong area resident.

He married M. Arlene Macey on May 27,1950, in Port Huron.

Mr. Gregg retired from Chrysler Corp. in Marysville after 35 years of
service.

He was a medic in the United States Army 573rd AAA AW Battalion
during World War II.

Mr. Gregg enjoyed farming, hunting and snowmobiling.
 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Arlene; three sons, Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth (Denise) Gregg, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Kristine)
Gregg and Mr. and Mrs. Alwyn (Peggy) Gregg, all of St. Clair; three
daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Katherine) Welser of St. Clair, Mr.
and Mrs, David (Cheryl) Allison of Avoca and Mr. and Mrs. David
(Pamela) Reynolds of Port Huron; nine grandchildren, Jason and
Justin Welser, Thomas and Jacob Gregg, JoLee and Branden Gregg,
Emily and Weston Allison and Christina Gregg; two sisters, Florence
Cheney and Helen Smith of Marysville; and several nieces and
nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and Norman, I and
two sisters, Nellie and Shirley.

Visitation will be 7 to. 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 8, 2001, in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, in the
Marysville Funeral Home. The Rev. Cedric Whitcomb of First Baptist
Church: of Marysville will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fort Gratiot.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Military honors will be under the auspices of the St. Clair County
Allied Veterans Council.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the Kidney
Foundation. 
 
Antoinette "Toni" Curcio

Mrs. Antoinette "Toni" Curcio, 85, of Marysville died Monday, March
5,2001, in her home.

She was born April 13,1915, in Binghamton, N.Y., to the late Nicholas
and Theresa Deangelo Ferraro.

She married Joseph Curcio on July 1, 1932, in Detroit. He died March
15,1990.

Mrs. Curcio retired as the cafeteria manager at Southfield High
School after 28 years of service. She was very active with the
Council on Aging and received numerous awards for the countless
hours she volunteered. She loved to go driving in her car and repair
things that people would bring to her.

She is survived by a son, Joseph J. Curcio of Oxford; a daughter and
son-in-law, Theresa and William Schlener of St. Clair; a grandson,
Michael J. Curcio; two granddaughters, Drs. Colleen and Michael
App and Andrea and Mark Hoover; and two great-grandchildren,
Nicholas and Elizabeth Hoover.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, in
the Marysville Funeral Home. A scripture service will be 7 p.m.
Thursday.

A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2001, in St.
Christopher Catholic Church with visitation in the church from 10:30
a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville.

Memorials may be made to the Council on Aging. 

Doris Carol Popham

Doris Carol Popham, age 59, accepted the Lordís invitation to enter
Heaven on March 4, 2001 after a 17 year battle with Cancer. She
was born on February 2, 1942 in Goodells, Michigan to Grace and
Ernie Kolman. 

Doris attended the one-room Black School through the eighth grade,
and was inspired by her teacher, Elizabeth Stine, to attend college and
become a teacher herself. She taught second grade at the old
Jefferson School before she was married in 1967, and then returned to
teaching in 1987. Doris spent the last 12 years teaching first grade at
Howard D. Crull Elementary. Her love of teaching was evident to all
who knew and worked with her. 

Doris is survived by her husband, Roger, of the home, four children,
LynAn (Mark) Marengo of Fort Gratiot, Joya (Tom) Ludewig of
Woodridge, Illinois, Jay (Rhonda) Popham of Port Huron, and Saralyn
(Wes) Tapp of Tecumseh, as well as 8 grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her parents, and by her twin sisters, Donna and
Dorothy Gibson. 

Her love for the Lord and her faith in Him sustained Dorisí soul, and
was her driving force, and source of strength. We know that her
gentle spirit did not deserve the pains of this world, but she is certainly
deserving of all of the glories of Heaven. 

We extend an invitation to all of our family and friends to share the joy
of this womanís life by joining us during the visitation Wednesday and
Thursday, March 7 and 8, 2001, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Smith
Family Funeral Home, 1525 Hancock Street. 

The funeral will be held at 2 PM Friday, March 9, 2001, at Colonial
Woods Missionary Church, and burial will follow in Kinney
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Gibson, Jim Gibson, Bill Gibson,
Ken Gibson, Earnie Kolman, Michael Kolman, Mark Marengo and
Wes Tapp. There will also be visiting at the church from 1 PM until
the service time. Memorials may be made in Dorisí memory to Blue
Water Hospice, or the American Cancer Society. 

Elsie Sullivan

Mrs. Elsie Sullivan, 77, of Kimball Township, died Thursday,
March 1, 2001 in Mercy Hospital.

She was born March 2, 1923 in Bayfield, Ontario. She
married Arthur Sullivan in Detroit. He died December 27, 1985.

Mrs. Sullivan was a self-employed beautician.

She is survived by a son, Mr. & Mrs. David (Roberta)
Sullivan of Smith Creek; two granddaughters, Michelle and Rachel;
many nieces & nephews; and special friends, Margaret Kenney,
Betty Preston, Becky Nelson and Dorothy Stein. She was preceded in
death by three sisters and two brothers.

Private services have been held. Arrangements are by
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 


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