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Olive MacDonald Powell

Olive MacDonald Powell, 100, of Richmond, Va., died Monday,
April 9,2001, in her home.

She was born Oct. 20,1900, in Deckerville and lived here 52 years.
She taught in area schools for 17 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Madeline L. Keever; her
daughter-in-law, Frances Powell; five grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Powell, on March
12,1973; her son, Kenneth J. Powell; and her grandson, Kenneth A.
Powell.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Starkey, senior minister of
First Congregational Church, will officiate.

Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, St, Clair.

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

Jean L. Sawdon

Jean L. Sawdon, 77 of Marysville, died, Tuesday, April 3,
2001 in her home unexpectedly. 

She was born May 1, 1925 in Port Huron to the late James
and Caroline (Blooming) Sawdon. 

Jean attended the University of Michigan, supervised the
Laboratory at Grace Hospital and taught mathematics at Wayne State
University. She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church,
volunteered at the Mid City Nutrition Program and enjoyed traveling.
She was a very positive person and was everyone’s friend. 

She is survived by three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Jack (Renee)
Sawdon of Port Huron, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Sawdon of St.
Clair and Mr. and Mrs. James (Susan) Sawdon of Kirkland,
Washington; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elaine Schroeder
and Shirley Chateau. 

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Friday, April 6, 2001 in the
Marysville Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday in Pilgrim
Lutheran Church with visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of
service at the church. The Reverend Bill Bendert will officiate. 

Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran
Church.. 

Dean Sutherland

Mr. Dean Sutherland, 49, of Port Huron Township died
Sunday, April 08, 2001 in Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe.

He was born May 14, 1951 in Dante, Virginia to Elihu and
Edna (Rasnick) Sutherland. He married Ok Hyang Kim June 5, 1973
in Seoul, Korea.

Mr. Sutherland was an Immigration Officer with the United
States Immigration and Naturalization Service stationed at the Blue
Water Bridge for the past eight years. He retired after twenty years
of service with the U. S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Kim; a daughter, Mr. & Mrs.
Scott (Janet Sutherland) Kort of Clinton Township; a brother, Mr. &
Mrs. Lannis (Janice) Sutherland of Troy; three sisters, Ann
Sutherland of Royal Oak, Reverend & Mrs. Carlie (Margaret) Lloyd
of Madison, Wisconsin and Mr. & Mrs. Glenn (Betty) Johnson of
Armada; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 11: 00 a.m. until the time of the
funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001 in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Mr. Sutherland’s brother-in-law, The
Reverend Carlie Lloyd of Twin Valley Free Will Baptist Church,
Madison Wisconsin, will officiate.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Port Huron. Pallbearers
will be co-workers from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
Service: David Crawford, Richard Hisscock, John Jensen, Jarrett
Tweedie, Kenneth Simmons and Dale George. 

Justin Evans

Justin Lee Christopher Austin Evans, 17, of Kimball Township passed
away, Saturday, April 14,2001.

He was born in Port Huron on Feb. 9, 1984, and was an 11th grade
student at Marysville High School. He had been a Cub Scout and was
a former member of Boy Scout Troop 176.

Justin was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and the Blue
Water Sportsman Association where he excelled at sharp shooting
with a .22 rifle He particularly enjoyed hockey, airplanes, football,
snowmobiling and watercraft.

He is survived by his parents, Lynda (Mark) Evans-Powers of
Kimball Township. and Robert (Beverly) Evans of Kimball
Township.; his grandparents, Marion Evans of Port Huron Township,
Juanita Nutt of Port Huron, Robert Rodriguez of Port Huron and
Helen Powers of Memphis; six brothers and sisters, Mark A.
(Jennifer) Powers of Port Huron Township, Todd (Renne) Powers of
Marysville, Angela Power of Mission Viejo, Calif, Antonette (Robert)
Ross of New Mexico, Leonard Alcomo of Fort Gratiot Township and
Marie Alcomo of Kimball Township; and several aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arleen and Robert
Evans.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Thursday, April 19, 2001,
in St. Stephen Catholic Church The Rev. David Lesniak, pastor of St.
Stephen Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount
Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001,
and Wednesday in the Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525
Hancock St. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. On
Thursday, visitation will begin at 9 a.m in the church.

Pallbearers will be Justin Sears, Joe Pung, Dustin Henderson, Chris
Cooley, Leonard Alcomo and Corey Egan.

Memorial contributions may be made in Justin's memory to the charity
of the donor's choice.

James H. Hudson

James H. Hudson, 80, of Kimball Township, formerly of Mount
Clemens, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 12, 2001, in Mercy
Hospital.

He was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Richmond, VA, to the late Johnie P. and
Eugenia Porter Hudson.

Mr. Hudson, married Blanche Dyson-Holycross on Sept. 22, 1984, in
Mount Clemens. 

Mr. Hudson was a court reporter for the Macomb County Circuit
Court for 32 years. He served in the US. Army Air Corps during
World War II as a staff sergeant. He, was a crew chief in charge of
men performing a maintenance inspections and repairs on B-25, B-26
and P-47 aircraft. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church
of Mount Clemens and Post 29 American, Veterans, Mount Clemens.

He enjoyed bowling and engaging in political debates.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche; two sons, Dr. and Mrs. James G.
(Karen) Hudson of Reno, Nev., and Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Jane)
Hudson of Troy; two daughters Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce (Christine) Goodwin of Clinton Township and Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph (Julie) Grigaitis of White Lake Township; their
mother, Mrs. Margaret (Mikelait), Hudson; three stepchildren Hollise
Holycross, Sandra. Holycross and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Jennifer),
Holycross; nine grandchildren, Alexander, Annemarie, Elaine,
Veronica, Jeffery, Janelle, Stephanie, Rebecca and Lauren;
three stepgrandchilldren, Laura; Mark and Nicole; three brothers,
Porter Hudson, Mr. and Mrs.Donald (Nellie) Hudson and
Linwood (Shirley) Hudson; three sisters Helen Philllp,~ Beatrice
Longest and Charlene Reardon; and, many nieces and
nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosie Ethelyn Hudson, on June
8, 1927.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2001, and 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, April 18, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert 0. Brown of the
First Presbyterian Church of Mount Clemens will officiate. 

Norma Skinner Texter

Mrs. Norma Skinner Texter, 101, of Marysville, died
Monday April 16, 2001 in Bortz Nursing Home, Warren. 

She was born August 9, 1899 in Detroit to the late John P.
and Bertha (Page) Becker.

As a young girl she was an entertainer and singer. She was
the wife of the late Elmer C. Texter M.D. and they enjoyed
extensive travel together throughout the world. They were
members of the Detroit Athletic Club, Fine Arts Society and the 
Detroit Yacht Club. Mrs. Texter was an avid Bridge player and
enjoyed painting. She was a long time resident of Grosse Pointe
Park until moving to Marysville. Her home there overlooked the St.
Clair River, a view she loved.

She is survived by her son, Mr. & Mrs. John “Jack” (Nancy
J) Hinsberg of Marysville; two daughters, Joan Stout of Grosse
Pointe Farms and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas (Sandra) Krell of Royal
Oak; step-daughter, Pat Palmer of California; step-daughter-in-law,
Jane Texter of Arkansas; nine grandchildren; and 20 great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, John I.
Hinsberg, Harry E. Skinner and Dr. Elmer C. Texter and by a
stepson, E. Clinton Jr.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of the
Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2001 in St.
Ambrose Catholic Church, 14020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park. 
Father Timothy Pelc will officiate.

Interment will be in St. Paul Columbarium, Grosse Pointe
Farms.

Arrangements are by Marysville Funeral Home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 80 Parsons Street, Detroit,
MI, 48201. 

Mary Lou Cornette

Mary Lou Cornette, age 56, of Port Huron Twp., passed away
Tuesday, April 17, 2001 in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness.

She was born November 23, 1944 in St. Clair. Mary Lou was a
loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She worked as a
switchboard operator/receptionist at LDM Technologies. She
enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her children Lyle H. (Heather) Cornette of North
Street, Melody Brown of Troy, Ohio, Richard Cornette of Port
Huron, grandchildren, Stefanie and Pamela Cornette of North
Street, and Nicholaus, and Kaitlin Cornette of Port Huron, and
Amanda and Evan Brown of Troy, Ohio, three sisters, Virginia
Friederichs, Rosie Distelrath, and Diane Laming, four brothers,
Herb, Art, George, and Bill Ellery, and several nieces and
nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Ruth Ellery,
and her brother Bob Ellery. 

The funeral service will be held at 10 AM Friday in the Smith Family
Funeral Home – South, 1230 7th Street with The Rev. Fr. Edward
Ritter pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in St. Clair officiating. 

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick
and Lyle Cornette, Phil Carroll, Tom Dobson, Larry Goulette, and
Gary Brown. 

Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday, April 18, 2001,
from 2-4 and 6-9 PM. Memorials may be made to the American
Cancer Society or to the family. 

Raymond G. Smith

Raymond G. Smith, 75, of Port Huron, died April 17,2001 in
Marwood Manor after a long illness. He was born October
25,1925 in Port Huron and has been a lifelong area resident.

Raymond retired from Earl Smith Distributing on January 20,1995
after 51 years of service. He enjoyed boating and traveling to Grand
Bend & Niagara Falls, Ontario on family vacations. Raymond was a
loving uncle and thoroughly enjoyed life and being with his family.

He is survived by a sister, Margaret M. Moore of Port Huron;
sister-in-law, Catherine Smith of Fort Gratiot; a nephew, Robert E.
(Linda) Smith of Port Huron; nieces, Kathleen M. (Larry) Smith of
Fort Gratiot and Elizabeth A. (David) Wellman of St. Clair; several
great nieces and nephews; and good friend, Joseph D. McCarthy,
Jr. of Fort Gratiot. 

Raymond was preceded in death by his brother, Robert A. Smith
and a niece, Deborah A. (Smith) Sari

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 20,2001, in
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. The Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski,
Pastor of St. Mary Church, will officiate.

Entombment will be in Lakeside Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral
home.

Pallbearers will be David Wellman, Larry and Erik Smith, Matt Sari
and - Justin and Robert Smith.

Memorials may be made to Marwood Manor. 

Robert W. Baldock

Robert W Baldock, 52, passed away April 17, 2001 at home from
complications of exposure to Agent Orange during the Viet Nam
War. He was surrounded by his family.

He was born May 20,1948 in Holyoke, Mass., to Robert C. and
Dorothy M. (Weiss) Baldock. He was raised in Port Huron and
spent his life there. He married Beth E. Stocker of Croswell on June
19,1981 in Fort Gratiot.

Mr. Baldock served in the US. Navy from 1966-68 and spent
fourteen months stationed at DaNang, Viet Nam. He was a member
of Carpenter's Local #1067, DAV Chapter #12 and Charles
Hammond Post #8 American Legion. He enjoyed metal and coin
detecting, going to casinos and watching NASCAR.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Beth; twin sons, Lloyd Edward
and Lance William Baldock and sop, Robert Frank Baldock, all of
Port Huron; a granddaughter, Rochelle N. Toles of Marysville; his
mother, Dorothy M. Baldock, a sister, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
(Rosemary A.) Francek all of Fort Gratiot; three nieces, Debra M.
Francek, Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Darcy M.) Ottenbacher and Mr.
and Mrs. Michael (Tracy A.) Kozlowski; a nephew, ~ Andrew J.
Francek; a great niece,, Hannah J. Kozlowski; an aunt, Ruby Perry
and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins; and very special, friend,
William Hoffman of East China.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Baldock in 1991
and a sister, Shirley M. Baldock in 1975. 

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Family and friends will meet at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home to proceed to Ruby Cemetery for graveside services.
The Reverend Dennis Collins will officiate.

Graveside military honors will be done under the auspices of St.
Clair County Allied Veterans. Pallbearers will be Lloyd, Lance and
Robert Baldock; Larry Perry, Gary Weiss and William Hoffman. 

Eldon B. Caplinger

Eldon B. Caplinger, of Port Huron died Thursday, April 19, 2001,
in the home of his son in Walled Lake.

He was born May 22,1919 in Cessna Park, Ill., to the late Joseph
and Theresa (Thieben) Caplinger, He married Lovayne L. Brow Oct
13, 1946 in Ohio.

Mr. Caplinger retired from Chrysler Corp. after 44 years of service.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War
11. He enjoyed golfing, pool and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Jane)
Caplinger of Walled Lake, the Rev. and Mrs. Mark (Gail) Caplinger
of Rockford Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Brian (Kathy), Caplinger of Port
Huron; seven grandchildren, a sister, Ruth, and several nieces and
nephews.

Visitation will, be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 22,
2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home, Port Huron. Mr. Caplinger's son, the Rev, Mark
Caplinger, will officiate. 

Interment will be in Allied Veterans Cemetery Columbarium.
Military honors will be under the auspices, of the St. Clair County
kited Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or St.
John's United Church of Christ. 

Mary E. Arnold

Mrs. Mary E. Arnold, 83, of Port Huron died Monday, April 23,
2001, in Port Huron Hospital.

She was born March 2,1918, to the late Walter and Mary Jackson
Sargent.

Mrs. Arnold was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian
Church.

She is survived by five sisters, Dorothy O'Neill of North Carolina,
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff (Evelyn) Weber, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
(Mildred) Wakeham and Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Caroline)
Fernandez, all of Fort Gratiot, and Joyce Rider of Hersey; a
sister-in-law, Virginia Sargent of Marysville; a foster son, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter (Donna) Austin of Cedar Springs; five stepchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Malcolm Ray Parker
and Wilbur Arnold, and a brother, Edward Sargent.

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

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Mickey A. Blair of
Westminster Presbyterian Church, will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian
Church. 

Lela L. Conquergood

Lela L. Conquergood, 96, of Port Huron died April 21, 2001 in
Evangelical Home-Port Huron after a long illness.

She was born Dec. 23,1904, in Sandusky, to the late George and
Julia Henry. She married Clair Gayfield. He died in 1935. She then
married Harold Conquergood. He died in 1983.

Lela was a former member of VFW auxiliary, Rebekahs and
Maccabees. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Taylor of Port Huron; two
soils and daughters-in-law, Bruce (Helen) Gayfield of Missouri and
Carl Wary Lu) Gayfield of Florida; 17 grandchildren; 36
great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald Gayfield and
Orville Gayfield.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. Burial will be in Lakeside
Cemetery.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Dan, Lee, Joseph and Jason Taylor, and Michael
and James Gayfield. 

Patricia O. Cornwell

Patricia 0. Cornwell, age 50, of South Lyon, Mich. died Friday,
April 20,2001 in Henry Ford Hospital after a long illness. 

She was born Nov. 19, 1941 and lived in the Port Huron area for
many years before moving to Dearborn Heights and then to
South Lyon. She married Richard Cornwell on Aug. 29,
1959 in Port Huron

Pat was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She, is survived by her husband, Richard Cornwell of South Lyon;
sons, Richard (Michele) Cornwell of Clarkston; daughter, Laura
(Douglas) Estes of Chesterfield, Kelly Ray (Rachel) Cornwell of
Whitmore Lake; six grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Emily Cornwell of
Clarkston, Kyle, Cody, Eric and Lauren Estes of Chesterfield; one
sister, Karen (Bill) Schnuphase of North Carohna.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Olene Miller.

The funeral service will take place Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at 1
p.m. in the Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St.,
Port Huron.

.A graveside committal service will follow at Lakeside Cemetery.

Friends may visit Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral
home.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American
Diabetes Association.


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