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Ruby J. McCoy

Ruby J. McCoy, 73, of Port Huron went home to be with the Lord on
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001. 

She was born June 18, 1928, in Vincent, Ala., to the late John A. and
Rosie Fare Phillips. 

Ruby moved to Port Huron at the age of 3 and attended local schools.

She met and married her long- time friend, Charles L. McCoy Sr., on
Sept. 5, 1948. Through this union they had five children. 

She loved, and was dedicated to, her husband, children and family. 

She earned her cosmetology license on April 16, 1979, and was a
beautician in the area for many years. 

She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Pilgrim
Missionary Baptist Church in Port Huron. 

She leaves to mourn and cherish her memory, her husband, Charles;
daughters, Linda Allen of Detroit, Victoria McCoy of Detroit, Melody
McCoy of Los Angeles and Julie McCoy Miller of Port Huron;
grandchildren, Donna Allen Wilson and her husband, Damon, Saundra
Miller, and Joseph Charles McCoy; great-grandchildren, Damon
Wilson II and Danielle Wilson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,
James Norris, Pearl (Isaac) Lang, Raymond (Gwendolyn) McCoy and
Lillie Phillips; and a host of nieces, nephews and many true friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Charles J. McCoy
Jr.; a brother, Wallace Phillips; and two sisters, Sadie Moss and Hattie
Phillips Robinson. 

Family hour will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pilgrim Missionary
Baptist Church. The Rev. Alex Crittenden will officiate. 

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. 

Stanley K. Arnett

Stanley K. Arnett, 77, of Port Huron went home to be with the Lord
on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001. 

He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Port Huron, to the late George and
Mary Gahns Arnett. 

He married M. Kathryn Cox on Feb. 11, 1944, in Fayetteville, N.C. 

Mr. Arnett retired from Grand Trunk Western Railroad. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

He was an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, where he
participated in the choir, the Men's Club and after retiring, he became
the church custodian. 

He was an avid gardener, bowler, golfer and enjoyed woodworking
and carpentry. He also participated in a variety of other activities. 

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn; four sons, Stanley (Trish) Arnett
II of Marysville, William (Coralie) Arnett of Page, Ariz., Robert (Lisa)
Arnett of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Michael Arnett of Vail, Colo.;
two daughters, Linda (Brian) Balogh of Lima, Ohio, and Lisa Arnett
of Port Huron; 14 grandchildren, Valerie (Justin) Sherrill, Kathryn,
Allyson and William Arnett, Andrea (Jason) Kruse, Brian (Anna)
Balogh, Cheryl and Derrik Balogh, Cameron and Skulina Arnett,
Casey Arnett and Tristyn, Todd and Tevin Woodley; a
great-granddaughter, Kellsey Arnett; two brothers, Ronald (Norma)
Arnett of Smiths Creek and Donald (Dorothy) Arnett of Port Huron;
three sisters, Dorothy Merchant of Smiths Creek, Joan Scheland of
Fort Gratiot and Sylvia (Wayne) Krinjob of Mesa, Ariz; and many
nieces and nephews. 

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

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Our Saviour Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Donald R. Doerzbacher will officiate. 

Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be
under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council. 

Memorials may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church. 

Vera Jacobs Waun

Vera Jacobs Waun, 94, of Grand Blanc, formerly of Port Huron,
died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, in Goodrich after a brief illness. 

She was born July 27, 1907, in Decker, the daughter of Oliver
and Christina Atkins. 

She has lived in the Port Huron area for many years, and has
been a long time member of Colonial Woods Missionary
Church. She married Orville Jacobs June 14, 1928, in Decker.
He died May 26, 1967. She then married George Waun in 1976.

She is survived by her husband, George Waun of Grand Blanc;
son, Ronald Jacobs of Jensen Beach, Fla.; son, Gar (Janet)
Jacobs of Newport Beach, Calif.; grandchildren, Rene Jacobs
of Jacksonville, Fla., Brett Jacobs of Denver, Shawn Jacobs of
Jensen Beach, Fla., Jeffrey Jacobs of Newport Beach, Calif.,
Amy Jacobs of Kenasaw, Ga., and great-grandson, Charles
Jacobs of Newport Beach, Calif. 

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Colonial
Woods Missionary Church with Pastor Bob Keller officiating. A
graveside committal service will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. 

Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Family
Funeral Home, North, 1525 Hancock St. Memorials may be
made to Colonial Woods Missionary Church. 

Mary L. Mitchell

Mary L. Mitchell, 73, of Port Huron Township, died Friday, Sept.
28, 2001, in her residence after a short illness. 

She was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Port Huron, the daughter of the
late Steven and Augusta Przemytski. 

She married David L. Mitchell on Feb. 24, 1951, in Port Huron.
He died June 19, 1999. 

She retired from One Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners in 1990.
She was a member of the Elks and a 49-year bowler. She
enjoyed golf and bingo. 

She was a loving mother and grandmother. 

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Lonna and
John Martin of Port Sanilac, Lori and Alberto Villa of Burtchville
Township, Lisa and Timothy Conger of Port Huron, Cathy and
Henry Wright of Port Huron and Lorna and Chuck Stanley of
Port Huron; nine grandchildren, Lance Corp. Shohn (Brandy
Vdrojewski), Joshua, Andrew and Alex Martin, Justin and
Jeremiah Villa, Mellissa (Louis) Asaro, David (Laurie Maertens)
and Renee Conger; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Hailey
Asaro; brother, William (Doris) Hubbard of Croswell; sisters
and brothers-in-law, Una and Willard Fenner of Higgins Lake
and Flora and Tom Prill of Bad Axe; sisters, June Pardee of
Port Huron and Cynthia Meldrum of Bad Axe; her sister-in-law,
Ann Hubbard of Port Huron; several nieces and nephews; and
several special friends. 

Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Jowett Funeral
Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. The Rev. Phyllis I.
Hormann, pastor of St. Martin Lutheran Church, will officiate. 

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. 

Visiting hours are 2 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. 

Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice. 

Arthur Roy Westley

Arthur Roy Westley of Port Huron died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001. 

He is survived by his parents, Alfred and Michelle (Fanion)
Westley of Port Huron; his sister, Katrina; his grandparents,
Rosemary Westley and George and Norma Fanion; his
great-grandparents, Don and Hazel Koebke; and several aunts,
uncles and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Alfred R. Westley
Sr. 

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. Pastor Don Sperling will
officiate. 

Visiting hours are 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. 

Sadie V. Grissim Wheeler

Sadie V. Grissim Wheeler, 96, of Port Huron, formerly of
Farmington Hills, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, in Marwood
Rehab and Nursing, Port Huron. 

She was born Dec. 22, 1904, in Tennessee to the late John
William and Elizabeth Susan Gore White. 

She married Archie N. Grissim on Feb. 9, 1927 in Nashville,
Tenn. He died July 9, 1978. She married S. Laney Wheeler in
Detroit. He died Feb. 14, 1984. 

Mrs. Wheeler retired from Harper Hospital in 1968. 

She was an avid follower of politics and was proud of her family
relationship to the Albert Gore family. 

She enjoyed gardening, music and antique collecting. 

She is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. John N. (Anne) Grissim
of Milford; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. M.J. (Virginia) Morell of
Gladwin and Mr. and Mrs. David (Donna) Schwartz of Port
Huron; 10 grandchildren, Susan Grissim, Mr. and Mrs. John
(Linda) Grissim, Carolyn Williams, Michael Morrell, Mr. and Mrs.
Todd (Cheryl) Morrell, Mrs. Douglas (Diane) Milam, Mrs. Eric
(Laura) McLaurin, Mr. and Mrs. David (Lisa) McVety, Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel (Paula) McVety and Mr. and Mrs. Drew (Nicole)
McVety; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service
at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, in Covenant Baptist Church,
West Bloomfield. Dr. Barry Lovett will officiate. 

Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the Drew McVety Heart Strings Fund. 

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Donna J. Sutton

Donna Jane Sutton, 75, of Port Huron died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in
Mercy Hospital after a lengthy illness. 

She was born June 8, 1926, in Marlette to the late Egbert and
Ethel Mae (Martin) Smith. She and Herbert Sutton were united in
marriage Nov. 12, 1948, in Marlette. 

Mrs. Sutton worked as a sales clerk in retail stores and was a
cosmetologist for 25 years. She liked to travel, read, was a very
good cook and, most of all, loved to visit her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, Herbert; a daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert (Janice) Dumitru of Charlottesville, Va.; six
grandchildren, Stephanie Bickeridge, Christopher and Michael
Dumitru and Sean, Matthew and Elisha Vertigan; a son-in-law,
William Paul Vertigan; two brothers, Kenneth R. Smith of
Marlette and Harold D. Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Percy (Betty) Homer of South Beloit, Ill.; and
many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Anne Vertigan
and a sister, Genevieve Hager. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct 7, 2001, in
Marysville Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in
Marysville Funeral Home with the Rev. E. Lynn Myers, pastor of
Blue Water Free Methodist Church officiating. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider
Blue Water Free Methodist Church. 

Manley S. Martell

Manley Stephen Martell, 86, of Fort Gratiot, went home to be
with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in his home. 

He was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Watertown, S.D., to the late
Victor and Della Hebel Martell. 

He married Irma K. Pearson on June 6, 1942, in Port Huron. 

Mr. Martell was a salesman for thirty years at Modern Motor Co.
He was a volunteer driver with the American Red Cross for 16
years. 

Mr. Martell was an avid bowler, golfer and skilled auto mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Irma; a daughter, Martha Christine
Martell of San Diego; three sisters, Angela Marshall, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert (Eileen) Rossow, all of Tacoma, Wash., and Pat
Seibert of California; two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Victor (Shirley)
Martell and David Martell, all of Tacoma; a sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Bob (Carol) Moravec of Florida; a nephew, Paul Yusem;
and many other nieces and nephews. 

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

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, in Our
Saviour Lutheran Church, Port Huron. The Rev. Donald R.
Doerzbacher will officiate. 

Interment will be in Our Saviour Lutheran Church Columbarium. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider
Our Saviour Lutheran Church or Blue Water Hospice. 

James E. MacClemmons

James E. MacClemmons, 79, of Kimball Township passed
away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Mercy Hospital. 

He was born to James and Dolly MacClemmons on April 6,
1922, in Port Huron and was a lifelong area resident. 

James attended Marysville schools. 

On Dec. 21, 1946, he married Lillian Taylor in Port Huron. 

James was employed by Prestolite Wire Corp. for 43 years,
retiring in 1984. 

He loved the outdoors and particularly enjoyed hunting and
snowmobiling. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Lillian R.
MacClemmons of Kimball Township; four children, Dale
MacClemmons of Kimball Township, Robert (Darla)
MacClemmons of Port Huron, Linda (Mark Kester) Golubinski of
Kimball Township and Terry MacClemmons of Kimball
Township; his former son-in-law, Roy Golu-binski of Kimball
Township; six grandchildren, Tammy, Kim-berly, Rob, Cory,
Lisa and Shaun; his sister, Marie (Kenneth) Pearce of Port
Huron; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. 

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Smith
Family Funeral Home-South, 1230 Seventh St. Burial will be in
Caswell Cemetery. 

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

Pallbearers will be Roy Golubinski, Mark Kester, Richard Troy,
Clarence Wolfe, Dwain Taylor, Elden Gubanche, Fred Silk and
Rob States. 

Contributions may be made in James' memory to the American
Heart Association. 

Beryl Carter Jensen

Beryl Elizabeth Carter Jensen, 88, of Port Huron died Tuesday,
Oct. 2, 2001, in Marwood Nursing and Rehab. 

She was born Dec. 4, 1912, in Dickens, Iowa, and had lived
here for nearly four years. 

She married Arnold P. Jensen on July 31, 1934. He died June 4,
1995. 

Mrs. Jensen was a longtime elementary school teacher in
Wisconsin. She retired to Florida with her husband. 

She was active in musical activities all her life in connection
with her profession and her church. In Port Huron, she
organized a sing-along group at Porthaven Manor, where she
resided. 

She is survived by her daughters, Nora A. (David) Horrell of Los
Alamos, N.M., and Jean P. (Thomas) Norager of Port Huron;
her sons, Lynn A. (Margie) Jensen of Leesburg, Va., and
Gordon P. (Patty) Jensen of Wausau, Wis.; 11 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services and burial will be Sunday in Brandon, Fla. 

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home. A prayer service will be 4:30 p.m. today in the
funeral home. Dr. Ronald Smith will officiate. 

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross. 
 
Frances M. Oswald

Mrs. Frances M. "Frannie" Oswald, 82, of Port Huron, died
Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, after a valiant 16-month battle with
cancer. 

She was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Port Huron to the late Frank and
Flossie Brown Simpson. 

She and Tom Oswald were united in marriage on Sept. 25, 1965,
by the Rev. Herbert Griffith in North Street Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Oswald was a member of Croswell High School's Class of
1937. She retired in 1977 from Mueller Brass Co. after 37 years.
She was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church and enjoyed
gardening, bird-watching and baking. 

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Randall
(Beth) Oswald, Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Barbara) Oswald and Mr.
and Mrs. Michael (Sandi) Oswald; five grandchildren, Lynda,
Tom, Jeffery, Brianne and Jordan Oswald; two
great-granddaughters, Angel and Kelsey; a special niece, Carol
Rock; two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley (Phyllis) Simpson and
Mr. and Mrs. George (Betty) Simpson; three sisters, Mr. and
Mrs. James (Edna) McCoy, Evelyn Stein and Mr. and Mrs. Colin
(Eloise) Young; and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home,
Port Huron. 

Due to construction at St. Martin Lutheran Church, funeral
services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Our Saviour
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Phyllis Hormann of St. Martin
Lutheran Church will officiate. 

Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery, Clyde Township. 

Pallbearers will be Randall, Gary, Michael, Thomas, Jeffery and
Jordan Oswald. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Simpson,
Edward Simpson, Henry Stein, Richard Young and William Rock.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider
St. Martin Lutheran Church. 
 
Doris E. Mallorey

Mrs. Doris Elizabeth Mallorey, 80, of Port Huron died Monday,
Oct.1, 2001, in Marwood Nursing and Rehab after a long illness. 

She was born June 2, 1921, in Sandusky to Aaron and Elizabeth
Brinker. 

During World War II, Doris worked at the Chrysler plant in
Marysville, and was later employed at Howard Springs. 

In her retirement, she participated in the Foster Grandparents
Program. 

She is survived by two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory L. (Janet)
Fessenden and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery A. (Jackie) Fessenden; two
brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Rex (Evelyn) Brinker and Clare Brinker;
four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces
and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Mallorey; her
parents; and a brother, Harvey Brinker. 

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, in
Faith Lutheran Church, Port Huron. The Rev. Timothy
Eichberger will officiate. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider
Faith Lutheran Church. 

Arrangements by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.


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