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Earl M. Foglesong

Earl M. Foglesong, 87, of Burtchville Township died Monday, April
30,2001, in Port Huron Hospital.

He was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Sanilac County to the late Lawrence
W and Pearl Gray Foglesong.

Mr. Foglesong was a carpenter with Carpenters Local 26.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; four sons, Gerald E. Foglesong of
Port Huron, Mr. and Mrs. James M. (Ruth) Foglesong, Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond R. (Lorraine) Foglesong, all of Kimball Township and Mr.
and Mrs. Larry D. (Alma) Foglesong; a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Larry
(Judy) Spalding of Arkansas; 12 grandchildren; 17 great
-grandchildren ; two stepchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Jan) Liebert
and Cindy Knight; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. John W. (Mary) Foglesong
of Burtchville Township; three sisters, Edna Campbell of St. Cloud,
Fla., Mrs. Wellington (Florence) Ainsworth of Port Huron and Mary
Ellen Fogal of Port Huron; and several nieces and nephews.

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, May 3, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Seppo of Life of Faith
will officiate.'

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Port Huron. 

Betty C. Newberry

Betty C. Newberry, 58, formerly of Jeddo, died early Monday, April
30 2001, in her home in Port Huron Township.

Betty was born to Neuman and Mabel Oliver on Jan. 8, 1943, in
Thunderwood, Ind. She married Donald H. Newberry Sr. on Oct.
27,1962.

She was employed by Wal-Mart in Fort Gratiot in the jewelry
department.

Her hobbies included crafts, traveling and playing with her
grandchildren.

She is survived by tier father, Neuman Oliver of Port Huron; her
children, Donald Newberry Jr. of Jeddo, Terry and Catherine
(Schmitz) Newberry of Holly, Douglas and Christine (Zobl) Newberry
of St. Clair, Tracy and. Duane Graven of Port Huron and Patti
Newberry of Jeddo her grandchildren, Heather, Karen, Cory, Collin,
Amanda, Alexander and Justin; her sisters, Jennie and Tom LaPine of
Port Huron, Wanda and Joe VanTroostenberghc of Florida and Pat
and Orv Shagena of Fort Gratiot Township; her brothers, Bill and
Rosie Oliver of Port Huron and Bob and Rose Oliver of Port Huron;
and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and her mother,
Mabel.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3,2001, in
Jeddo United Methodist Church. The Rev. Emerson Arntz, pastor of
Jeddo United Methodist Church, will officiate. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to Blue
Water Hospice, Visiting Nurse Association or Jeddo United Methodist
Church.

Smith Family Funeral Home North, 1525 Hancock St., is in charge of
arrangements. 

Dennis Lee Dean

Dennis Lee Dean, 43, of Port Huron died unexpectedly Sunday, April
29, 2001, in his residence.

He was born June 23, 1957 in Ogden, Utah, the son of the late Jack
and Carol Dean. He married Diane L. Gill on June 21,1996, in Port
Huron.

He was a conductor for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad ,for 25
years. He was a member of the Eagles and president of the .United
Transportation Union.

He enjoyed music and was in a band as the drummer.

He is survived by his wife, Diane L. Dean of Port Huron; his
daughter, Deanne L. (James) ,Hunt of Marysville; his grandson, Ethan
Hunt of Marysville; his stepdaughter, Amy Vandecar ,of Vail, Colo.;
his stepson, Brian Richardson of Port Huron; his brother and
sister-in-law, Jeffery and Kim Dean of Imlay City; his brother, Jack
Dean of Florida; his sister, Nancy Walsh of Port Huron; his brother,
Lee Nugent ,of Marysville; and several aunts, 'uncles, cousins, nieces
and nephews,

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. Dr. Robert E. Starkey, senior
minister of First Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will be in
Woodland Cemetery.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Dean, Paul Hicks, Dave Klink, Lee Nugent,
Dave Erickson and Dick Morrison.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. 

Bernice "Bea" DeGraw

Bernice "Bea" DeGraw, 88, of Port Huron died Monday, April 30,
2001, in her home.

She was born July 10, 1912, in Port Huron to the late Edward and
Elizabeth Morris

Mrs. DeGraw was a medical worker with the St. Clair County
Department of Social Services prior to her retirement.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Arthur Denkelberg and
Alger DeGraw.

Private services are planned. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to tile St. Clair County Humane Society

Service arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Olive Edith Kresin

Olive Edith Kresin, 86, of Port Huron passed away quietly on Wednesday,
May 2, 2001, in Evangelical Home-Port Huron. 

She was born to the late Charles and Edith Krenke Hall on May 31, 1914, in
Port Huron. 

She graduated from Port Huron High School and attended Port Huron Junior
College for one year. 

She was a lifelong member of St. John's United Church of Christ. She "loved
her church" and prided herself at being a charter member of the church's
J.O.Y. Club. 

Before her eyesight failed, she loved to quilt and donated a couple of dozen
quilts to the church's annual bazaar. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith, who passed
away in 1976; her son, Jeffery, who passed away 1991; and an infant
brother. 

She is survived by three sons, John (Bonnie) Kresin of Lakeport, and James
Kresin and Jackson "Jay" Kresin, both of Port Huron; and two grandchildren,
Mark Kresin of Colorado and Stephanie Kresin of Lakeport. 

Cremation has taken place. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Olive's memory to the St. John's
United Church of Christ's J.O.Y. Club. 

Arrangements were by Smith Family Funeral Home-South, 1230 Seventh St. 

Donald J. Grant

Donald J. Grant, 70, of Port Huron died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in
Mercy Hospital. 

He was born Aug. 8, 1930, in Carsonville, to the late Guy and Etheal
Grant.

Mr. Grant was employed with Grand Trunk Western Railroad and
enjoyed flying remote controlled airplanes.

He is survived by two children Greg and Mary Grant, both of St.
Clair; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Marjorie
(Robert) Doyle, Betty Franzel, Joyce (Mike) Hanzinger and Beverly,
(Bill) Farmer; a brother, James Grant and several nieces and
nephews.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, May. 8, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m Tuesday. 

Barbara A. Card-Smith

Barbara A. Card-Smith, 52, of Avoca died Wednesday, May 2, 2001.
She was born Aug. 21, 1948 in Port Huron, the daughter of the late
Jack and Elizabeth Card. She married Larry Smith.

She is survived by four aunts, Dorothy Stein, Hazel Eber, Margaret
Enright and Carolyn Metin, and several cousins. 

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2001, in Jowett
Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. The Rev. Thomas
Brennan, Pastor of Sparlingville Baptist Church will officiate. Burial
will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Visiting hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 

Shirley E. Watson

Shirley E. Watson, 96, of Marysville, formerly of Roseville, died
Thursday, May 3,2001 in her home. 

She was born April 4,1905 in Cattletsburg, Ky., to the late John and
Nora (Horn) Holley. She married Alva D. Watson Sr., June 22,1930
in Marion, Ohio. He died in March of 1982.

Mrs. Watson retired from the United States Postal Service in 1967'
She enjoyed knitting and flower gardening. She especially loved
growing roses.

She is survived by a son, Norman Gene (Barbara) Watson;
grandchildren, Margaret (James) Currier, David (DeAnn) Watson,
,Deborah (James), Sanders, Norman Scott (Monika) Watson, Glenn
D. (Madelyn) Somes and Denise (Richard) Thompson; 12
great-grandchildren; and beloved son-in-law, Glenn Somes.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith F. Somes and a son,
Alva D. Watson Jr.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 6, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2001 in the
Marysville Funeral Home. Burial will be in in Cadillac Memorial
Gardens East, Clinton Township.

Pallbearers will be David Watson, Scott Watson, James Currier and
James Sanders.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may consider
Family Bible Fellowship Church or Blue Water Hospice. 

Robert J. Stone

Robert J. Stone, 42, of Algonac died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in St. John
River District Hospital. 

He was born Aug. 29, 1958, in Port Huron and lived in Algonac most
of his life. 

Bob loved to ride his Harley, and will be missed by his family and
friends. 

He is survived by his son, Robert E.J. (Shawna) Stone of Algonac,
son Jason A. Stone of Algonac; two daughters, Angela M. and
Corrinne I. Stone, both of Fair Haven; birth mother, Maryjane Stone
of Las Vegas; sister, Debbie Stone of Port Huron; grandchildren, Rob
and Chantel Stone of Algonac; stepsister, Maryann Carson of
Algonac; and several nieces and nephews. 

There will be a memorial gathering at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, in
Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel in Port Huron. Michael Prowse offer
a service of tribute to Bob's life. 

Inurnment will follow in the columbarium. 

Memorials may be made to Robert E.J. Stone. 

Smith Family Funeral Home-South was in charge of arrangements. 

Barbara Jo Murray

Barbara Jo Murray, 61, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in
her home after a long illness. 

She was born March 13, 1940, in Logan County, W. Va., to the late
Vernard and Lillie White Sexton. 

She married Joseph C. Murray on May 29, 1973, in Port Huron. He
died April 4, 1999. 

Mrs. Murray owned and operated Murray's Grocery. 

She is survived by two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny (Cathy L.)
Holland of Sumter, S. C., and Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Sherry Ann) Mosley
of Austin, Texas; two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Angelique)
Lonczkowski of St. Clair and Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. (Robin)
Lonczkowski of Lebanon, Mo.; seven grand- children; two
great-grand- children; two sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Nancy)
Shoe- maker and Mr. and Mrs. Kurt (Linda) Miazga, all of New
Baltimore; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon (Hope) Sexton of Kimball
Township; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Howard
Baker of Port Huron. 

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Robert and
William Sexton. 

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. until the time of
service at 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral
Home, Port Huron. Harvey Stremler will officiate. 

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. 

Pallbearers will be Keith Barr, Rex McCorckle, Donald Shoemaker,
Kurt Miazga, James Shoemaker, Terry Davis and Greg Boddington. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider the
American Cancer Society. 

Elsie A. Sanderson

Elsie A. Sanderson, 81, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in
Mercy Hospital. 

She was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Carsonville and moved to Port Huron
when she married. She had lived here since. 

She married Allen C. Karl on Nov. 12, 1938, in Sandusky. He died
June 8, 1967. 

She married Stewart O. Sanderson, on May 5, 1973 in Port Huron.
He died June 27, 1993. 

Elsie enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting, reading and travel. 

She also loved children, and was a "Lunch Buddy" at the Harrison
Elementary School. 

She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the Vivians and the
American Legion Auxiliary. 

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, The Honorable James
P. and Mrs. Joanne Adair of Port Huron; daughters and sons-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Jean Ritz of Port Huron and Mr. and Mrs.
Robert and Bonnie Karl of Port Huron; sons, Mr. James L. and Mr.
William C. Karl, both of Port Huron; son, Mr. Richard Karl of
California; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her brothers,
Mr. Robert Harrar and Mr. Donald Harrar, both of California and Mr.
Matthew Harrar of Carsonville; and two stepsons, John Sanderson
and Tom White, both of Port Huron. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Thornton. 

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Smith Family Funeral
Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. The Rev. C. Paul Higdon will
officiate 

A graveside service will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. 

Elsie's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

Friends may visit from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, in the
funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Clair County
Chapter of the American Red Cross or to the Salvation Army. 

Catherine M. Ficere

Catherine M. Ficere, age 49, of Lexington formerly of Franklin
Square, N.Y., died Thursday, May 10, 2001 after a courageous
battle with cancer.

She was born in Jamaica, N.Y., Aug, 8, 1951 to Theresa and John
Ficere. She worked many -years as A nurse practitioner in
California.

She is survived by her sister, Theresa Parillo; brother, Joseph
Ficere; two nieces, Kimberly and Emily Parillo; and her beloved
,friend, Larry Baugh.

A memorial service will be held in Burke, Virginia with final
interment in New York. 

Expressions of sympathy in her name may be made to the American
Cancer Society.

Smith Family Funeral Home-South was in charge of arrangements.
Cremation has taken place. 

Elizabeth Morgan

Elizabeth Morgan, 93, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at. Barss
Residential in Fort Gratiot.

She was born August 29, 1907 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late
Anna and Michael Greenwald. Betty married Clyde Morgan on Jan.
26, 1929 in Ohio. He died June 19,1951.

Betty spent many summers living at her cottage in Jeddo, on Lake
Huron, and winters at her home in Grosse Pointe Park Her
daughter, Jeannette, lived with her until her death Feb. 9,1999.

Betty was loved by many. She is survived by her nieces, Judy (Ron)
Beller and Dr. Susan (Leo) Bidigare; her nephew, Michael (Nancy)
Greenwald; and many more nieces and nephews.

At her request, she was immediately cremated and there will 
be no public service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to the
Visiting Nurse Association or Blue Water Hospice. 

Alexander W. Tibboles

Alexander W. Tibboles, 59, of Maysville died unexpectedly
Thursday, May 10, 2001. He was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Bellevue,
Ohio to Alexander and Laura (Gallup) Tibboles. He
married Betty Mae Chase on Dec. 1, 1979, in Findley, Ohio. 

Mr. Tibboles was a cost estimator engineer for TI Automotive
Group in Warren. He was a member of the B.P.O.E., the Loyal
Order of the Moose, and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He
served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed singing with
the St. Clair Hymn Singers, the Men's Chorus and the Marysville
United Methodist Church Choir. Alex was also elected to Who's
Who among students in American Junior Colleges. He was a
graduate of Baldwin, Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and Terra
Community College in Fremont, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife; three step-sons, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
(Nancy) Goss, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Shari) Goss II and Mr. and
'Mrs. Glenn (Jacquie) Gloss; two step-daughters, Jacquie Crockett
and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin (Cyndi) Vickery; 15 grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren; his mother, Laura Tibboles; a brother, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles (Sheryl) Tibboles; a sister, Mr. and Mrs.
Ambrose (Joyce). Ochs; a nephew, Damon Tibboles; two nieces,
Erin Ochs and Shana Hemenway; and two great-nieces and a
great-nephew.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2001, and 2 to 4
p.m. Monday in Marysville Funeral Home, with military honors
under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans at 4 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Marysville
United Methodist Church, 1234 New Jersey Ave., with visitation
from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. The Rev. James Thompson will
officiate.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider
Marysville United Methodist Church or St. Clair Hymn Singers. 

Wilethel “Cindy” Miller

Ms. Wilethel “Cindy” Miller, 44, of Port Huron Township,
went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2001.

She was born July 3, 1956 in Port Huron to James and
Ethel (Davis) Miller.

She leaves to mourn her passing, a daughter, Tamarra
Miller; a son, Christopher Miller, both of Port Huron; three
grandchildren, Andrena, Tashina, and Demarco; her parents, Mr. &
Mrs. James (Ethel) Miller of Port Huron; three sisters, Artie Davis,
Alvester Brown and Mr. & Mrs. Donald (Mary) McCullough, all of
Port Huron; four brothers, Fred D. Miller of Denver, Colorado,
Russell Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow (Virginia) Miller, and Mr. &
Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Miller all of Port Huron; three half sisters,
Mr. & Mrs. Calvin (Beverly) Swift, Lorraine Culpepper, and Mr.
& Mrs. Robert (Eleanor) Wilkins, all of Port Huron; special friend,
Charles Hise; and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in
death by a sister, Joyce Noble and a brother, James Miller, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 17,
2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 18,
2001 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Reverend John L.
Portis of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Port Huron
Township. 

Clara Stump

Clara Stump, 67, of Marysville, died Monday, May 14, 2001 in her
home. 

She was born May 5, 1934 in Jackson, Michigan to the late
Velman and Helen Yeager. She married Ralph Stump August 29,
1953 in Port Huron. 

Mrs. Stump was an active volunteer for the past twenty-one
years in Marwood Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of
The Riverside Tabernacle Church of God and was involved with in
the outreach ministry, S.E.E.D. She taught piano in the area for the
past thirty years. 

She is survived by her husband, Ralph; two sons, Mr. and
Mrs. Dail (Jody) Stump and Dan Stump, all of Marysville; six
grandchildren, Daniel, Joel, Douglas Anthony, Billy, Abby and
Connor; a great grandson, Daniel; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
(Karen) Yeager of Adrian; two sisters, Rose Painter and Mary
Kowalski, all of Texas and a special friend, Sue Weeks. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 15, 2001, from 7-9 p.m. and
Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Marysville Funeral
Home. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 17, 2001 at
10:00 a.m. in Riverside Tabernacle Church of God. The Reverend
Richard Shelton will officiate. 

Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. 

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may
consider, Riverside Tabernacle Church of God or Blue Water
Hospice. 


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