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From the Vassar Pioneer Times, December 1998

Dorothy Mae Isham 

Dorothy Mae Isham of Gladwin died on Saturday, November 21, 1998, at her home. She was 72 years of age.
Surviving is her husband Lloyd; one son, Keith Isham of Georgia; her mother, Mildred Brown of Gladwin; and one sister, Betty Nickerson of Gladwin.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at the Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. Interment was in Millington Township Cemetery.
Funeral services were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Sidney Ann Haynes 

Sidney Ann Haynes of Vassar died on Tuesday, November 24, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital in Saginaw. She was one year and two months old.
Surviving is her mother, Jody Haynes of Vassar; grandparents, Verna and Charles Sharrow and Randy Haynes, all of Vassar; great grandparents, Gladys Wilber and Ken Barbant of Vassar, and Charles and Jan Sharrow of Saginaw; great great-grandfather, Fred Wilber, Sr., of Vassar; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 30, 1998 at the Martin Funeral Home in Vassar. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Vassar. 
Funeral arrangements were in care of Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel, Vassar. 

From the Vassar Pioneer Times, March 1999

Edwina Ruth (Bauer) Skower Dunn 

Edwina Ruth (Bauer) Skower Dunn died of emphysema on Saturday, March 20, 1999 in Yuba City, California. She was 65 years of age.
Mrs. Dunn was born on February 12, 1934 in Sebewaing. She was commonly known as, "Eddie," in her youth, and "Ruth," in later years.
Mrs. Dunn is survived by two sisters, Marion (Bauer) Blossom Lindhorst and Ester "Dolly," (Bauer) Hess; one foster brother, William E. Haines; former husbands, Dr. Robert A. Skower and J. Douglas Dunn, respectively; seven children, 19 grandchildren, one foster grandchild, six great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by one son, Robert E. Skower; and one grandson, Aaron J. Skower.
A private memorial service was held on April 11, 1999.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Gideon Memorial Bibles or the American Lung Association.

Olga W. Thurston 

Mrs. Olga W. Thurston, of Vassar, died on Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the Bortz Nursing Home in Rose City. She was 92 years of age. 
Mrs. Thurston was born on February 24, 1907 in Vassar, the daughter of Michael and Anna (Boatine) Schnell. She was a Vassar resident most of her life until moving to Rose City a few years ago. In November of 1930 she married Charles Thurston. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Vassar. 
She leaves to cherish her memories her family; children, Norma and Merritt Schlaack of Hale; grandchildren, Michael and Elizabeth Schlaack of Las Vagas, Nevada, Robert Schlaack and Diane and Larry McClymonds, all of Denver, Colorado, Nancy and Luke Bierlein of Reese, Daniel and Ann Thurston of Fairgrove, Julie and Joe Coffey, and Dennis Thurston, all of Vassar; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ursula Stewart, of Vassar; one sister-in-law, Erna Schnell, of Vassar; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold; and three sisters, Hilda Bragas, Loretta Thurston, and Arline Schnell.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Vassar with Pastor James Naumann officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Vassar.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Chapel for Funerals, Vassar.

Enid Anna Billings 

Enid Anna Billings, of Vassar, died on Thursday, April 8, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. She was 86 years of age. 
Surviving are four children; Delores McGill of Vassar, Floyd and Thelma Holley of Vassar, Gary and Judy Threehouse of Unionville, and Fern Owen of Caro; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl Seiden of Florida; and a brother, Waldo and Della Schram of Waterford.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the Martin Funeral Home-Clark Chapel in Vassar with Rev. Charles Green officiating. Cremation has taken place. 
Funeral arrangements were in care of Martin Funeral Home-Clark Chapel, Vassar. 

Ira Raymond Ewald 

Mr. Ira Raymond Ewald Sr. of the Otisville and Millington areas died on Sunday, April 11, 1999 at the Hurley Medical center in Flint. He was 82 years of age. 
Surviving is his wife Dorothy; five sons, Gary Ewald of California, Jimmy Jay and Ira Ewald Jr., both of Millington, Eugene Ewald of Davison, Bob Ewald of North Carolina; nine daughters, Suzanne (Susie) Jay, and Joanne (Jay) Hitsman, both of Millington, Diane (Jay) Shackford and Carol Frink, both of Howell, Kathy (Ewald) Ferris of Montrose, Dorothy (Ewald) Broadworth of Caro, Holly (Ewald) Petzold of Millington, Cindy (Ewald) Goff of Clio, and Mary (Ewald) Workman of Millington; many grandchildren; and great grand-children; one half-brother Chuck Balyeat of Flint; sisters, Lila Mae Fischer of Gladwin, and Geneva Kamen of Detroit.

Mr. Ewald was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Eugene, Albert; and Myron, three sisters, Ella Dorothy, and Phoebe Jane; and one son, Edward Jay Ewald who had been residing in California.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington with Pastor Hilliard Shackford officiating. Interment was in Smith Hill Cemetery in Otisville.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the family. 

Janice M. (Bassett) Knapp 

Mrs. Janice M. (Bassett) Knapp of Flint, formerly of Millington, died on Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint. She was 33 years of age.
Surviving is her husband and family; Joseph (Joe) Knapp of Flint; children, Zachary, Adrienne, and Ian, all at home; parents, Patrick and Leah Bassett of Millington; mother and father-in-law, Marvin and Martha Knapp of Houghton Lake; grandparents, Mrs. Thelma Knapp, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and Margaret Kempf; brothers and sisters, Scott and Barb Bassett, Randy Bassett, Gary Bassett, Janeen and Jim Witmer, Chris Bassett, Heidi Blasius, and Jody and Dan McCoy; sister-in-law, Amy and Steve Hawkins, brother-in-law, Jason and Pilar Knapp; nieces and nephews, Bryan, Derek, Brett, Carrie, Sheana, Cassie, Jennifer, Justen, Alyssa, Lainey, Daniel, Tony, Judah, Gina, Elisa, and Affi.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Frank and Iris Revesz and Chauncey and Francis Bassett; an uncle, Chan Bassett; grandparent-in-law, Gerald Knapp; and a niece, Lindsey Nicole Bassett.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the Otisville Assembly of God Church with Pastor Stephen Powers officiating. Interment was in Millington Township Cemetery.
Funeral services were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the family to establish a trust fund for the children.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Doris M. Carrington 

Mrs. Doris M. Carrington of Vassar died on Thursday, April 15, 1999 at the Frankenmuth Care Center. She was 77 years of age.
Surviving is one daughter, Kathy Windsor of Bremon, Indiana; one son, Bernard Killin of Vassar; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the Hanlin Chapel in Vassar wit Pastor Rick Sheppard officiating.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Chapel for Funerals of Vassar. 

Lillian Mead 
Mrs. Lillian Mead of Millington died Friday, April 2, 1999 at Flint Hurley Medical Center. She was 74 years of age.
Surviving besides her husband, are four children, Jimmie and wife Ginger Mead of Quanicassee, Vickie and husband Larry Leo of Saginaw, Judy Letts of Vassar, and Danny and wife Sandy Mead of Vassar; 11 grandchildren, Kristi and husband Doug Hasler, Heidi Mead, Jackie Mead, Jeff Leo, Greg Leo, Danlee Mead, Dustin Letts, Darcy Letts, Stacy Carlisle, Jacki Carlisle, and Sarah Carlisle; four great grandchildren, Kayla Colosky, Michael Hasler, Matthew Hasler, and Katie Lynn Mead; two sisters, Betty and husband Clarence Parth of Lupton, and Bonnie and husband Paul Stewart of Fairgrove; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mead was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Lea Ann in 1994, and a sister June Bolton.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Richard Szafranski officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Vassar.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Diabetes Fund of the charity of one's choice.
Funeral services were in care of Martin Funeral Home, Vassar.

Isabelle May Colling 

Isabelle May Colling, of Millington, died on April 6, 1999 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. She was 87 years of age.
Surviving is one brother, Charles Colling of Millington, two nieces; Lois and Richard Ladd of Mayville, and Margaret and Emile Lacramp of Sequim, Washington; five nephews, Robert and Shirley Colling, Dalton and Barbara Colling, all of Fostoria, Delbert Tilley of Rochester, Alton and MaryKay Colling of Rochester, New York, and Kenton and June Colling of Millington; and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, and a special cousin, Barbara Breinager of Millington.
A Rebecca Memorial Service and an Eastern Stars Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, April 7, 1999. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 8, 1999 at the United Methodist Church in Millington with Pastor Paul Amstutz officiating. Interment was in Watertown Township Cemetery in Fostoria.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the United Methodist Church in Millington. 
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Dorothy I. Wesley 

Mrs. Dorothy I. Wesley of Toledo, Ohio, and formerly of Vassar, died on Monday, April 5, 1999 at the Foundation Park Care Center in Toledo. She was 80 years of age.
She leaves to cherish her memory her family, husband, Charles (Chuck); a daughter, Kendra Wesley of Toledo; a son, Kelly and Lydia Wesley of Vassar; three grandchildren, Brad, Ramero, and Shayne Wesley; two great-grandchildren, Aubree and Shannen Wesley; one sister, Jane Crabs of California; one brother, Eugene Kelly of North Branch; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Craven Kelly.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 9, 1999 at the Hanlin Chapel for Funerals in Vassar with Pastor Richard Sheppard officiating. 
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Alzheimer's Association.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Chapel for Funerals, Vassar. 

Nova C. Lewis 

Nova C. Lewis of Caro died on Saturday, April 3, 1999 at the Tuscola Medical Care Facility. She was 92 years of age.
Surviving are her children, Jack and wife Mildred Lewis, Louanne and husband Thomas Campbell, and George and wife Nina Lewis; grandchildren, Douglas and wife Tracy Lewis, Jeff and wife Pam Campbell, Cindy Lewis, Craig Campbell, Holly and husband Rod Byron; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Cecil Darcy, John Spicer, Bud Spicer, Stewart Spicer, Marge Stiff, and Alethea Bondy.
Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband Milton Lewis, brothers, Roy, Leo, and Ernie Spicer, and sister Joyce Diller.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 6 at the Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Rev. John Becker officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Vassar.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Vassar First Presbyterian Church Building Fund or the Tuscola County Medical Facility.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Martin Funeral Home, Vassar. 

Earl T. Bates 

Earl T. Bates, of Benbrook, Texas, died on Wednesday, March 24, 1999 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 77 years of age.
Surviving are his wife, Harper Bates of Benbrook; a daughter, Brenda and Lamar Avery of Forth Worth, Texas; brothers, Bob Bates of Cleveland, Ohio, Grant Bates of Vassar, and Don Bates of Miami, Oklahoma; a sister, Margaret Holiday of Sacramento, California; grandchildren, Kristy Carleton and Brent Carleton, both of Fort Worth, and Jennifer Reid of Petersburg, Florida; and several nieces and nephews in the Vassar area.
Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Edna Bates; and a son, Tommy Bates.
Funeral services were held on March 27, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth with Dr. Bill Longsworth and Dr. Lamar Smith officiating. Interment was Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Dale Holsey, Sam Ozee, Richard Luper, John Boydston, Max Fisher, and Tracy Hibler. 

Myrtle (Marion) Long 

Mrs. Myrtle (Marion) Long, of Millington, died on Friday, March 19, 1999 at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint. She was 62 years of age. 
Mrs. Long leaves to cherish her memory her husband and family; Mr. David Long, Millington; one daughter, Marlene and Gary Stephens of Flint; three sons, David H. Long of Millington, Dale and Peggy Long of Mt. Morris, and Donald D. Long and fiancee Jennifer Baber of Millington; four grandchildren, Matthew and David Long, Misty Blakley, and Heather Long; great-grandchildren, Kristen Hatfield and Sara Barber; three sisters, Norma Beauchemin of Alpena, Lonnie Meader of Flint, and Christine Green of Millington; two brothers, Richard Mathews and LeRoy Benjamin Mathews, both of Otisville; as well as several nieces and nephews. 
Mrs. Long was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Loomis; and two brothers, Allen and Gene Mathews.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at the Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington, with Pastor Mike Cottrell officiating. Interment was in Millington Township Cemetery. 
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Millington Church of God.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Florence Knuckles 

Florence Knuckles, of the Frankenmuth-Vassar area, and formerly of Piggott, Arkansas, died on March 28, 1999 at her residence in Frankenmuth. She was 85 years of age.
Mrs. Knuckles was born on September 30, 1913 in Pollard, Arkansas, the daughter of Richard and Tenia Mae (Nickols) Brady. She was a life long member of Wanderers' Home Baptist Church. She was married to Raymond Knuckles on July 23, 1932 and to this union two children were born, Francis D. Knuckles of Piggott and M. Nadine (Knuckles) Whitaker of Millington. 
They survive her along with a sister, Ethel Wilkes of Piggott, Arkansas; one brother, Manuel Brady of Rector, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Brenda Ward of Cantonment, Florida, Bryan Whitaker of Mayville, Jayson Whitaker of Frankenmuth, Lisa Legue of Millington, and Ray Whitaker of Mayville; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Brady of Pollard, Arkansas.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the Hoggard and Son Funeral Home in Piggott, Arkansas with David Dodd of Paragould, Arkansas officiating.
Pallbeares were Donald Wilkes, Rick Brady, Bobby Wayne Brady, Lional Dodd, Lindel Small, Harry Small, and Scott Small. Interment was in Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Arkansas. 
Arrangements locally were placed in the care of Hanlin Chapel for Funerals in Vassar in conjunction with Hoggard and Son Funeral Home in Piggott, Arkansas. 

Nancy J. Campbell 

Nancy J. Campbell, of Millington, died on Saturday, March 27, 1999 at the Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. She was 60 years of age.
Mrs. Campbell leaves to cherish her memories her husband and family; Mr. Ronald (Ron) Campbell of Millington; her children, Laurie and Douglas Jackson, Lisa and Bob Boulis, all of Millington, Tim Campbell of Fort Worth, Texas, and Matthew Campbell of Royal Oak; two grandchildren, Amy Jackson and Ian Boulis; one brother, Cliff and Kathy Hacker of Millington; one sister, Maxine and Ed Bigelow of McKinley; and one brother-in-law, Ray Miller of Hudson, Florida. She also leaves her extended family as well as several nieces, nephews, and many friends. 
She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Miller; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Barbara Hacker, and her parents.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the St. Bernards Catholic Church in Millington with Rev. Fr. Richard Szafranski officiating. Interment was in Pinegrove Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Millington Community Center Fund.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Arlene R. Rock 

Mrs. Arlene R. Rock, of Millington, died on Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility in Caro. She was 85 years of age. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her family: a daughter, Ruth Ann and Duane Houser of Indianapolis, Indiana; a son, Daryl and Linda Rock of Millington; five grandchildren, Dan, Diane, Alan, Tammara, and Rodney; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 26, 1999 at the Millington United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Keef officiating. Interment was in Millington Township Cemetery. 
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Millington United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

From the Vassar Pioneer Times, April 1999

Enid Anna Billings 

Enid Anna Billings, of Vassar, died on Thursday, April 8, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. She was 86 years of age. 
Surviving are four children; Delores McGill of Vassar, Floyd and Thelma Holley of Vassar, Gary and Judy Threehouse of Unionville, and Fern Owen of Caro; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl Seiden of Florida; and a brother, Waldo and Della Schram of Waterford.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the Martin Funeral Home-Clark Chapel in Vassar with Rev. Charles Green officiating. Cremation has taken place. 
Funeral arrangements were in care of Martin Funeral Home-Clark Chapel, Vassar. 

Ira Raymond Ewald 

Mr. Ira Raymond Ewald Sr. of the Otisville and Millington areas died on Sunday, April 11, 1999 at the Hurley Medical center in Flint. He was 82 years of age. 
Surviving is his wife Dorothy; five sons, Gary Ewald of California, Jimmy Jay and Ira Ewald Jr., both of Millington, Eugene Ewald of Davison, Bob Ewald of North Carolina; nine daughters, Suzanne (Susie) Jay, and Joanne (Jay) Hitsman, both of Millington, Diane (Jay) Shackford and Carol Frink, both of Howell, Kathy (Ewald) Ferris of Montrose, Dorothy (Ewald) Broadworth of Caro, Holly (Ewald) Petzold of Millington, Cindy (Ewald) Goff of Clio, and Mary (Ewald) Workman of Millington; many grandchildren; and great grand-children; one half-brother Chuck Balyeat of Flint; sisters, Lila Mae Fischer of Gladwin, and Geneva Kamen of Detroit.
Mr. Ewald was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Eugene, Albert; and Myron, three sisters, Ella Dorothy, and Phoebe Jane; and one son, Edward Jay Ewald who had been residing in California.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington with Pastor Hilliard Shackford officiating. Interment was in Smith Hill Cemetery in Otisville.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the family. 

Janice M. (Bassett) Knapp 

Mrs. Janice M. (Bassett) Knapp of Flint, formerly of Millington, died on Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint. She was 33 years of age.
Surviving is her husband and family; Joseph (Joe) Knapp of Flint; children, Zachary, Adrienne, and Ian, all at home; parents, Patrick and Leah Bassett of Millington; mother and father-in-law, Marvin and Martha Knapp of Houghton Lake; grandparents, Mrs. Thelma Knapp, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and Margaret Kempf; brothers and sisters, Scott and Barb Bassett, Randy Bassett, Gary Bassett, Janeen and Jim Witmer, Chris Bassett, Heidi Blasius, and Jody and Dan McCoy; sister-in-law, Amy and Steve Hawkins, brother-in-law, Jason and Pilar Knapp; nieces and nephews, Bryan, Derek, Brett, Carrie, Sheana, Cassie, Jennifer, Justen, Alyssa, Lainey, Daniel, Tony, Judah, Gina, Elisa, and Affi.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Frank and Iris Revesz and Chauncey and Francis Bassett; an uncle, Chan Bassett; grandparent-in-law, Gerald Knapp; and a niece, Lindsey Nicole Bassett.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the Otisville Assembly of God Church with Pastor Stephen Powers officiating. Interment was in Millington Township Cemetery.
Funeral services were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the family to establish a trust fund for the children.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Doris M. Carrington 

Mrs. Doris M. Carrington of Vassar died on Thursday, April 15, 1999 at the Frankenmuth Care Center. She was 77 years of age.
Surviving is one daughter, Kathy Windsor of Bremon, Indiana; one son, Bernard Killin of Vassar; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the Hanlin Chapel in Vassar wit Pastor Rick Sheppard officiating.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Chapel for Funerals of Vassar. 

Lillian Mead 

Mrs. Lillian Mead of Millington died Friday, April 2, 1999 at Flint Hurley Medical Center. She was 74 years of age.
Surviving besides her husband, are four children, Jimmie and wife Ginger Mead of Quanicassee, Vickie and husband Larry Leo of Saginaw, Judy Letts of Vassar, and Danny and wife Sandy Mead of Vassar; 11 grandchildren, Kristi and husband Doug Hasler, Heidi Mead, Jackie Mead, Jeff Leo, Greg Leo, Danlee Mead, Dustin Letts, Darcy Letts, Stacy Carlisle, Jacki Carlisle, and Sarah Carlisle; four great grandchildren, Kayla Colosky, Michael Hasler, Matthew Hasler, and Katie Lynn Mead; two sisters, Betty and husband Clarence Parth of Lupton, and Bonnie and husband Paul Stewart of Fairgrove; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Mead was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Lea Ann in 1994, and a sister June Bolton.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Richard Szafranski officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Vassar.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Diabetes Fund of the charity of one's choice.
Funeral services were in care of Martin Funeral Home, Vassar.

Isabelle May Colling 

Isabelle May Colling, of Millington, died on April 6, 1999 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. She was 87 years of age.
Surviving is one brother, Charles Colling of Millington, two nieces; Lois and Richard Ladd of Mayville, and Margaret and Emile Lacramp of Sequim, Washington; five nephews, Robert and Shirley Colling, Dalton and Barbara Colling, all of Fostoria, Delbert Tilley of Rochester, Alton and MaryKay Colling of Rochester, New York, and Kenton and June Colling of Millington; and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, and a special cousin, Barbara Breinager of Millington.
A Rebecca Memorial Service and an Eastern Stars Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, April 7, 1999. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 8, 1999 at the United Methodist Church in Millington with Pastor Paul Amstutz officiating. Interment was in Watertown Township Cemetery in Fostoria.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the United Methodist Church in Millington. 
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Dorothy I. Wesley 

Mrs. Dorothy I. Wesley of Toledo, Ohio, and formerly of Vassar, died on Monday, April 5, 1999 at the Foundation Park Care Center in Toledo. She was 80 years of age.
She leaves to cherish her memory her family, husband, Charles (Chuck); a daughter, Kendra Wesley of Toledo; a son, Kelly and Lydia Wesley of Vassar; three grandchildren, Brad, Ramero, and Shayne Wesley; two great-grandchildren, Aubree and Shannen Wesley; one sister, Jane Crabs of California; one brother, Eugene Kelly of North Branch; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Craven Kelly.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 9, 1999 at the Hanlin Chapel for Funerals in Vassar with Pastor Richard Sheppard officiating. 
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Alzheimer's Association.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Chapel for Funerals, Vassar. 

Nova C. Lewis 

Nova C. Lewis of Caro died on Saturday, April 3, 1999 at the Tuscola Medical Care Facility. She was 92 years of age.
Surviving are her children, Jack and wife Mildred Lewis, Louanne and husband Thomas Campbell, and George and wife Nina Lewis; grandchildren, Douglas and wife Tracy Lewis, Jeff and wife Pam Campbell, Cindy Lewis, Craig Campbell, Holly and husband Rod Byron; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Cecil Darcy, John Spicer, Bud Spicer, Stewart Spicer, Marge Stiff, and Alethea Bondy.
Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband Milton Lewis, brothers, Roy, Leo, and Ernie Spicer, and sister Joyce Diller.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 6 at the Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Rev. John Becker officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Vassar.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Vassar First Presbyterian Church Building Fund or the Tuscola County Medical Facility.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Martin Funeral Home, Vassar. 

Earl T. Bates 

Earl T. Bates, of Benbrook, Texas, died on Wednesday, March 24, 1999 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 77 years of age.
Surviving are his wife, Harper Bates of Benbrook; a daughter, Brenda and Lamar Avery of Forth Worth, Texas; brothers, Bob Bates of Cleveland, Ohio, Grant Bates of Vassar, and Don Bates of Miami, Oklahoma; a sister, Margaret Holiday of Sacramento, California; grandchildren, Kristy Carleton and Brent Carleton, both of Fort Worth, and Jennifer Reid of Petersburg, Florida; and several nieces and nephews in the Vassar area.
Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Edna Bates; and a son, Tommy Bates.
Funeral services were held on March 27, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth with Dr. Bill Longsworth and Dr. Lamar Smith officiating. Interment was Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Dale Holsey, Sam Ozee, Richard Luper, John Boydston, Max Fisher, and Tracy Hibler. 

Myrtle (Marion) Long 

Mrs. Myrtle (Marion) Long, of Millington, died on Friday, March 19, 1999 at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint. She was 62 years of age. 
Mrs. Long leaves to cherish her memory her husband and family; Mr. David Long, Millington; one daughter, Marlene and Gary Stephens of Flint; three sons, David H. Long of Millington, Dale and Peggy Long of Mt. Morris, and Donald D. Long and fiancee Jennifer Baber of Millington; four grandchildren, Matthew and David Long, Misty Blakley, and Heather Long; great-grandchildren, Kristen Hatfield and Sara Barber; three sisters, Norma Beauchemin of Alpena, Lonnie Meader of Flint, and Christine Green of Millington; two brothers, Richard Mathews and LeRoy Benjamin Mathews, both of Otisville; as well as several nieces and nephews. 
Mrs. Long was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Loomis; and two brothers, Allen and Gene Mathews.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at the Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington, with Pastor Mike Cottrell officiating. Interment was in Millington Township Cemetery. 
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Millington Church of God.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Florence Knuckles 

Florence Knuckles, of the Frankenmuth-Vassar area, and formerly of Piggott, Arkansas, died on March 28, 1999 at her residence in Frankenmuth. She was 85 years of age.
Mrs. Knuckles was born on September 30, 1913 in Pollard, Arkansas, the daughter of Richard and Tenia Mae (Nickols) Brady. She was a life long member of Wanderers' Home Baptist Church. She was married to Raymond Knuckles on July 23, 1932 and to this union two children were born, Francis D. Knuckles of Piggott and M. Nadine (Knuckles) Whitaker of Millington. 
They survive her along with a sister, Ethel Wilkes of Piggott, Arkansas; one brother, Manuel Brady of Rector, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Brenda Ward of Cantonment, Florida, Bryan Whitaker of Mayville, Jayson Whitaker of Frankenmuth, Lisa Legue of Millington, and Ray Whitaker of Mayville; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver Brady of Pollard, Arkansas.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the Hoggard and Son Funeral Home in Piggott, Arkansas with David Dodd of Paragould, Arkansas officiating.
Pallbeares were Donald Wilkes, Rick Brady, Bobby Wayne Brady, Lional Dodd, Lindel Small, Harry Small, and Scott Small. Interment was in Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Arkansas. 
Arrangements locally were placed in the care of Hanlin Chapel for Funerals in Vassar in conjunction with Hoggard and Son Funeral Home in Piggott, Arkansas.  

Nancy J. Campbell 

Nancy J. Campbell, of Millington, died on Saturday, March 27, 1999 at the Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. She was 60 years of age.
Mrs. Campbell leaves to cherish her memories her husband and family; Mr. Ronald (Ron) Campbell of Millington; her children, Laurie and Douglas Jackson, Lisa and Bob Boulis, all of Millington, Tim Campbell of Fort Worth, Texas, and Matthew Campbell of Royal Oak; two grandchildren, Amy Jackson and Ian Boulis; one brother, Cliff and Kathy Hacker of Millington; one sister, Maxine and Ed Bigelow of McKinley; and one brother-in-law, Ray Miller of Hudson, Florida. She also leaves her extended family as well as several nieces, nephews, and many friends. 
She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Miller; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Barbara Hacker, and her parents.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the St. Bernards Catholic Church in Millington with Rev. Fr. Richard Szafranski officiating. Interment was in Pinegrove Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Millington Community Center Fund.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 

Arlene R. Rock 

Mrs. Arlene R. Rock, of Millington, died on Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility in Caro. She was 85 years of age. 
She leaves to cherish her memory her family: a daughter, Ruth Ann and Duane Houser of Indianapolis, Indiana; a son, Daryl and Linda Rock of Millington; five grandchildren, Dan, Diane, Alan, Tammara, and Rodney; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 26, 1999 at the Millington United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Keef officiating. Interment was in Millington Township Cemetery. 
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Millington United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington. 


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