Our Obituaries

Val Canull

July 13, 1948 - September 19, 2017

Vauldann "Val" Canull, age 69 of Albion passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. She was born July 13, 1948 to Chester and Irene (Layne) Hurley and they precede her in death. She married Frederick Canull on February 15, 1992 in Albion and he survives. Val enjoyed watching TV, especially Soap Operas and enjoyed her time spent at either the...
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Russell Joseph Eldred

March 5, 1966 - September 14, 2017

Russell J. Eldred "Staub" age 51 of Albion passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born March 5, 1966 in Albion to Terry and Angelina (Hernandez) Eldred. He married Jodee Conley on September 26, 1998 in Albion. Rusty was an avid U of M fan and enjoyed playing golf. He was a dedicated son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who thoroughly enjoyed spending time...
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Vern Taylor

January 17, 1948 - September 10, 2017

Albion, MichiganVern Taylor went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was better known as "Chi Chi" and was born on January 14, 1948 to John Taylor and Evelyn (Wheeler) Taylor.Vern grew up in Albion. He had a passion for fishing, riding his moped and sitting on his deck and barbecuing. He married his one and only love, Wanda Jeanne (Washington) Taylor on April...
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Phyllis Ann Cypret

October 3, 1935 - September 7, 2017

Phyllis Ann Cypret, 81 of Albion, Michigan made her peaceful transition from earth to heaven on Thursday, September 7, 2017, with her loving family by her side. Phyllis was born on October 3, 1935 to the union of Elmer Goodwin and Muriel (Burkwalt) Wallace. Phyllis worked for the Albion Public School System for over 27 years as Bus Driver for children with special needs; she truly enjoyed...
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Virginia Jean Cook

November 11, 1930 - August 30, 2017

Virginia Jean Cook, 86 of Albion, passed away on August 30, 2017, surrounded by her family at Medilodge of Marshall.Virginia was born on November 11, 1930 to William H.and Alice (Williams) Kellogg in Battle Creek, MI.In 1947 she worked at the Pagoda Cafe where she met her soul mate Billy Cook. They were married for 69 beautiful years. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2017. Virginia also...
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Terry Lee Prater

April 7, 1971 - August 30, 2017

Terry Lee Prater, age 46 of Litchfield passed away on August 30, 2017 at his home, due to a life time of health issues. He was born April 7, 1971 to Abe and Betty (Patrick) Prater, he lived most of his life in the Litchfield area.Terry attended Greenfield School (ISD) after school he worked at Key Opportunities, he loved bowling, shopping, and attending church. Terry was a member of the Church...
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Helen Louise Simmons

March 30, 1925 - August 29, 2017

Helen L. Simmons, age 92 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was born March 30, 1925 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of Ernest and Ione (Sisson) Thomas. Helen was a graduate of Kellogg Community College where she earned her nursing degree. She worked as an LPN and Director of Central Supply at Albion Community Hospital from 1961 until...
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Nelson A. Stark

December 22, 1918 - August 26, 2017

Nelson A. Stark, age 98, passed away Saturday, August 26, 1017 at Countryside Care Center in Jackson. He was born December 22, 1918 in Clarence Township the son of Gustave and Minnie (Moss) Stark. He married G. Elaine Stark on April 27, 1946 in Albion and she preceded him in death in 1998. Nelson was also preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters: Irene Shrontz, Frances Burns, Hazel Miller and...
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Margaret A. O'DELL

September 13, 1933 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Kerry D. Archer

January 18, 1964 - August 18, 2017

Kerry Archer was born on January 18, 1964 to Shirley Butler Cross and Percy Collins Jr. in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He united in matrimony to Wife Arde Archer daughter of Abe and Patricia Wiggins on July 4, 1998. Of this union are children :Cory, Colay, Patricia & Corrissa Archer. Along with his children, Kerry is survived by grandchildren (oldest to youngest) Ra'Kiyah, Ja'Marii,...
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Charles O. Webb

March 8, 1936 - August 18, 2017

Charles O. Webb, of Albion, Michigan was called to his heavenly home On August 18, 2017. Charles was born to the late Ballard and Mary (Vaughn) Webb on March 8, 1936, near Allen, KY. On January 13, 1960, Charles married Linda (Meek). Charles and Linda moved to Albion, Michigan in 1962. Charles worked for a number of years as a machinist at Corning Glass, Reed Plastics and Sheridan Industries,...
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Arlen Don Rockey

March 15, 1932 - August 18, 2017

Arlen "Don" Rockey, age 85 of Albion passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Medilodge of Marshall, Michigan. He was born March 15, 1932 to Fred Charles and Minnie (Gawthrop) Rockey in Eaton County, Michigan. In 1951, he married Alice McKinney who preceded him in death on April 24, 2005.Don proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1953 - 1955 during the Korean War. Don and Alice started Rockey's...
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Sarah Ann Daniels

February 19, 1939 - August 15, 2017

Sarah (Sally) A. Daniels, age 78, rests peacefully in the arms of God after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was the tenth of twelve children born to Leo and Isabell Koch and she loved her huge family dearly. Sally's childhood home was a large family farm in Babcock where she developed her strong work ethic. After graduating from Homer High School, she continued her education in Miami,...
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Gloria Jean Butler

June 9, 1961 - August 11, 2017

Gloria Jean Butler of Detroit, Michigan (Formally of Jackson), passed away suddenly on Friday August 11, 2017, at the age of 56. Gloria was born on June 9, 1961, in Jackson, Michigan to the union of the late George and Lougenia Butler. Affectionately called "Glo", by family and friends, she matriculated through the Jackson Public School Systems graduating with the class of 1979, from...
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Raymond Martin

August 6, 1924 - August 9, 2017

Raymond "Ray" Martin, age 93 of Albion, Michigan passed away August 9, 2017 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence of Battle Creek, MI. He was born August 6, 1924 in Albion, Michigan to Frank D. and Marian M. (Elmer) Martin. On December 3, 1950 in Devereaux, MI, he married Dorothy Irene Baty who preceded him on August 14, 2016. Ray was a lifelong resident of Devereaux, Michigan where he and Dorothy...
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Dominick Louis Perry Ward

July 23, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Baby Dominick Louis Perry Ward was born on July 23, 2017, at the Bronson Hospital of Battle Creek, Michigan. Dominick was delivered back to the Heavenly Angels on this same day. Dominick leaves to cherish his memories, his mother Donielle Newburn, father Porter Ward, two sisters, Skyler and Reese Ward, grandparents, great-grandparents, and a host of other relatives.Grave side services will be...
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Arvil Haywood

December 27, 1930 - July 16, 2017

Arvil "Jack" Haywood, age 86 of Albion passed away Sunday July 16, 2017 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Residence in Jackson, Michigan. He was born December 27, 1930 to Kelly and Gladis (Howard) Haywood in Blue River, Kentucky. On July 16, 1959 he married Sue Shepherd in Springport, Michigan who survives.Jack was a truck driver for Springport Steel for 30 years. He also owned a bicycle shop...
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Alice Patricia Vaughn

March 17, 1949 - July 16, 2017

Our beloved Alice Patricia Vaughn passed away Sunday morning, July16th at her home in the loving care of her husband and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She married Robert Clark on August 9th, 1997 and they enjoyed many years together. Alice was born on March 17, 1949 to Henry and Helen Vaughn of Jackson, Michigan. Probably because of being born on St. Patrick's Day, Alice was...
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Barbara Lee Rankin

December 20, 1941 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Scott Lee Berrington

April 8, 1958 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Jerome Eugene Morgan

September 11, 1949 - July 6, 2017

Jerome Eugene Bridges-Morgan, 67, was born September 11, 1949, in Albion, Michigan to Clair Morgan & Elizabeth (Keene) Bridges. He attended Albion Public Schools. He was an outstanding football player. Jerome also attended Olivet College and Jackson Community College, where he received an Associate's Degree in Business. Jerome is a veteran of the Vietnam War. After his serving in the...
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Noralinda Linda Ortiz

November 2, 1963 - July 4, 2017

Noralinda Ortiz, age 53 of Albion went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born November 2, 1963 in Albion the daughter of Zenon and Hermelinda (Martinez) Ortiz and they precede her in death. Noralinda was also preceded in death by her infant son Elijah Curtis Silas-Ortiz in 1996. Noralinda leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Mocara (Tirell) Ortiz-Anderson; daughter, Adriana...
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Donna Christine Hellman

August 30, 1960 - July 4, 2017

Donna Christine Hellman, age 56, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Albion, Michigan on July 4, 2017. She was born in Evanston, Illinois, on August 30, 1960, the daughter ofRobert T. Nicholson and Viola Nicholson White.Her lifelong passion for learning led her to earn four degrees including a bachelor and two master's degrees of science and a JD of Law. She followed a varied career path...
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Mary Asaro

April 13, 1925 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Marie Thomas

March 29, 1940 - June 29, 2017

Marie Wilson Thomas was born on March 29, 1940 in Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi to the union of the late Jessie Wilson and Corrine Grantont Wilson. Marie was proceeded in death by her daughter Patrica Ann Thomas, five brothers, Jessie, Joseph, John, Roy and Countee Wilson Sr., and a sister, Liza Mae Wright.Marie accepted the Lord on August 28, 1953 at West Harper Baptist church. She...
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Patricia Ann Konkle

September 8, 1930 - June 28, 2017

Patricia "Pat" A. Konkle, age 86 of Albion passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday June 28, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born September 8, 1930 to Raymond and Loretta (Andrews) Knodt in Albion, Michigan. On July 5, 1947, she married Henry R. "Hank" Konkle who preceded her in 2011.Pat was a lifelong member of St. John Catholic Church in Albion; was...
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Charles Floyd Cooper

January 11, 1980 - June 26, 2017

Charles Floyd Cooper, 37, of Albion passed away at home on June 26th 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born January 11, 1980 to Floyd and Sharon (Kay) Locke Cooper in Eaton Rapids. Charles also know as Charlie or most likely Coop graduated from Springport high school in 1998 and began working construction with his dad. He was a skilled carpenter who could build anything from one of a kind...
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James Ray Wilbur

July 5, 1936 - June 23, 2017

James Ray Wilbur, age 80 passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in Battle Creek under the loving care of his family and hospice. He was born July 5, 1936 in Wexford County, Michigan the youngest of 6 children born to Cinnet O. and William Wilbur. He received his GED from Bellevue Schools in 1969. He was preceded in death by his parents, oldest brother Harold, youngest sister Arlene Burchfield and half...
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Marcellus Glenn Bradley

October 28, 1964 - June 20, 2017

Marcellus Glen Bradley age 52, of Ashburn,VA , formerly of Albion, MI passed away on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family. Marcellus was born on October 28, 1964 to Morris and Larose "Janie" (Washington) Bradley. He graduated from Albion Senior High School class of 1982. He enlisted in the United Sates Air Force in 1983 and served until 1992. On August 12, 1995, Marcellus...
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Joan Marie Walker

June 19, 1931 - June 16, 2017

Joan M. Walker, age 85 of Homer passed away Friday June 16, 2017 at Medilodge of Marshall, Michigan. She was born June 19, 1931 to Paul William and Emma (Pluckabaum) Mangels in Chicago, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents.Joan enjoyed crocheting and reading, especially Danielle Steel novels and spending time with her family. She was employed through the years as a waitress and...
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Paul G. Robinette

August 9, 1934 - June 12, 2017

Paul G. Robinette, age 82 of Albion, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 in Battle Creek under the loving care of Hospice. He was born in Harold, Kentucky on August 9, 1934 the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Blackburn) Robinette and they precede him in death.Also preceding him in death are his daughter, Kristen Marie Robinette, 1 granddaughter in infancy, 3 brothers, Ralph, Donald and Charles Ray...
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Craig Douglas Wolf

August 29, 1944 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Billy Gene Cook

August 28, 1927 - June 8, 2017

Billy Gene Cook, age 89 of Albion passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 8, 2017 at Medilodge of Marshall, Michigan. Billy was born August 28, 1927 to George and Leona (Miller) Cook in Piggott, Arkansas. Billy served in the United States 5th Army Air Corps 82nd Tactical Rcn Squad from 1945 to 1947 and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan. While stationed there, he was a photographic...
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John Lewis McClure

June 5, 1955 - June 5, 2017

John Lewis McClure, age 62 of Marshall, Michigan passed away suddenly on June 5, 2017. He was born June 5, 1955 to Dr. Jack Hastings and Georgiann (Scott) McClure in Lansing, Michigan.John, along with his family, moved to Albion in 1961 where John attended Albion Public Schools until his graduation in 1973. John was proud to be a Wildcat and has many lasting friendships from his early school days...
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Clarence William Torrey

October 16, 1931 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Mary McLean Upshaw

November 24, 1956 - June 4, 2017

Mary Bryant BurneyOur mother began this life on November 24, 1956 to Ethel Mae Thomblin Bryant and O'Dell Bryant in Hazlehurts, Georgia. She had 8 brothers, Robert Earl Bryant, O'Zell Bryant, Eddie C. Bryant, Benjamin Bryant, Eugene Bryant, Calvin Bryant, Freddie Lee Bryand and twin brother Elijah Bryant. She also had 6 sisters, Lois Scott, Nora Roberts, Ethel Lee Chambers, Shelva Jean Simmons,...
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Marcia Ann Casto

March 24, 1936 - June 4, 2017

Marcia Ann Casto of Parma, passed away at her home on June 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Richard and Fay (Cody) Holmes in 1936. Surviving are her children Michael (Diane) Casto, Dave (Beth) Casto of Jackson, Brian Casto of Concord, Cheryl Casto of Bay City, Kenneth Casto of Deland, FL., Sandy (Tom) Whittman of Spring Arbor, Betty Moore, and Audrey Bammer of Parma,...
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John Allen Gonzales

May 23, 1952 - June 3, 2017

John Allen "Teeters" Gonzales passed away at the Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan on June 3, 2017. John was born on May 23, 1952 to Guadalupe and Petra Gonzalez Sr in Albion, Michigan. John moved to Michigan City, IN and lived there for 40 years. He worked for Weil-McClain for 35 years before retiring.He enjoyed baseball, bowling, playing pool, watching sports and being with his...
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Karl Louis Lagoy

March 18, 1934 - June 1, 2017

Karl Louis Lagoy, 83 of Homer, Michigan passed away on Thursday June 1, 2017, at the McLaren Hospital of Lansing, Michigan. Karl was born in 1934 to Anton and Pauline (Lipar) Lagoy in Herrietta, Michigan. He graduated from the Albion High School in 1952. Karl was employed with the Albion Elevator Company for over 20 years. He enjoyed gardening, cutting, and then splitting wood and making...
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Helen Elaine Thomas

April 20, 1931 - May 31, 2017

Helen Elaine Thomas, age 86 of Coldwater passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Maple Lawn Medical Care & Rehab of Coldwater. She was born April 20, 1931 to Merle and Myrtle (Connors) James in Manchester, Michigan. She was married to George Arthur Thomas who preceded her in death in 1964.Helen grew up in the Coldwater, Branch County area. She worked for several years at the Carriage Inn...
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James Millis Perkins

August 26, 1948 - May 30, 2017

James Perkins age 68 of Homer passed away peacefully Tuesday May 30, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born August 26, 1948 to Millis and Cora Perkins. He married Diane Cousino on August 11, 1978.James proudly served in the 101st Airborne Division during 1968-1969 in Saigon.James enjoyed going to his brother's auction every Friday night, going to the casino, most of all looked...
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Larry David Cortright

February 5, 1957 - May 25, 2017

Larry David Cortright passed away on May 25, 2017 after a short illness, born on Feb 5, 1957 to Rowland and Barbara (Kennedy) Cortright in Albion. Larry is survived by his wife, Jean (Nulf) of 36 years and two sons, Nathan/Katie of Portage and Adam/Katelyn also of Portage. One grandchild, Gwendolyn, he affectionately nicknamed Goon. A sister, Nancy/Don Cunningham of Lake Oddessa and brothers,...
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Betty Zane Powers

December 5, 1925 - May 25, 2017

Betty Zane Powers, age 91 of Union City went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born December 5, 1925 in Erie, Pennsylvania the daughter of Herbert and Cara (Loop) Hoag. She was preceded in death by her husband John Powers in 1997 and daughter Betty Zane in 1988.Betty is survived by her sons, James, Daniel (Darlene), Paul, John (Amy), David (Trina); 17...
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Dolan Connelly

October 17, 1953 - May 22, 2017

Dolan "Bo" Lavan Connelly, Jr. age 63 of Homer passed away suddenly Monday, May 22, 2017 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall. He was born October 17, 1953 in Albion the son of Dolan and Priscilla (Zolman) Connelly, Sr. He Married Vonda Exline on June 26, 1997 in Albion. Dolan was an Albion Senior High School graduate, class of 1972. He enjoyed walks, working outside in his lawn, driving his truck,...
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Mark Eugene Cousins

February 6, 1952 - May 21, 2017

Mark Eugene Cousins, age 65 of Albion passed away May 21, 2017. He was bornFebruary 6, 1952 to Otis Aubrey and Elizabeth (Dale) Cousins in Pratt, Kansas.He married Gayla Fultz who survives.Mark was self-employed as a welder on the oil rigs. He enjoyed fishing, loved hisfamily and had a beautiful since of humor.Mark is survived by his wife Gayla Cousins; daughter, Brandy Wellman of Toledo, OH;...
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Mattie Ruth Cockrill

September 21, 1937 - May 16, 2017

Mattie Ruth Cockrill, age 79 of Homer passed away peacefully on May 16, 2017 atMedilodge of Marshall, Michigan. She was born September 21, 1937 to Mearion F. and Mattie L. (Watkins) Weakley in Woodlawn, Tennessee. Mattie is survived by a son, L. D. Black of Clarksville, TN; brothers, Phillip and Eugene Weakley both of Homer, Robert Austin of Quincy; sisters, Carolyn Fix, Betty Sharpe both of...
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Peachie Hall

July 20, 1940 - May 16, 2017

Peachie Hall, age 76 of Albion passed away May 16, 2017. She was born July 20, 1940 to Nelvin and Rosettia (Bolen) Prater in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was a Nurse's Aide and she worked for Corning Glass in Albion, Michigan.Peachie is survived by her children, Debra (Robert) Mulkey, Sherry Hall and Anna Hall; grandchildren, Nathan Willaert, Alyssa Willaert, Brittany Mulkey, Alexzander Ramey,...
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Alice Teresa Mikusko

April 13, 1927 - May 14, 2017

Alice T. (Brady) Mikusko of Marshall, Michigan, died peacefully and with family by her side on May 14, 2017. She was born April 13, 1927, in St. Charles, Michigan, to James Brady and Sarah MacDonald Brady. She married Edward J. Mikusko on May 11, 1946, and they were divorced in 1981. She married Arnold S. Arquette on June 22, 2002, and he survives her.She is also survived by her four children: ...
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Howard Earl Goodrich

July 25, 1927 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Wilce Wallace

August 14, 1929 - May 9, 2017

Wilce Wallace, Sr. transitioned to Eternal Life on May 9, 2017 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, MI. He was born August 14, 1929 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Armsted Wallace and Estelle Taylor Wallace. He had 19 siblings, all of whom preceded him in death. Wilce attended school in Vicksburg, MS. He moved to Albion, Michigan in 1952 and worked as a Laborer at both Fisher Body and Brooks. He married...
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Lisa Marie Hamilton

August 17, 1967 - May 4, 2017

Lisa Marie Hamilton, age 49 of Marshall passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. She was born August 17, 1967 in Hudson, Michigan. She married Timmy Hamilton who survives.Lisa loved shopping, reminiscing, and spending time with her kids and grandchildren. She enjoyed playing the Wii with her children, loved dressing and caring for her new Yorkie Poo Dolly and...
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Patty Lou Kulikowski

December 22, 1938 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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James Rufus Gibson

April 12, 1956 - April 27, 2017

James Rufus Gibson, born April 12, 1956 in Hyden Kentucky passed away suddenly on April 27, 2016.James is survived by his father Daniel Woods of Hyden KY and sister Cynthia Frederick of Englewood OH, daughter Tonya Henson of Marshall MI. A special note to James "Matt" Frederick and long time partner Diane Marvin. He was preceded in death by mother Mary Woods, sister Teresa Woods, and...
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Henrietta Swain

February 1, 1947 - April 22, 2017

Henrietta (Lawler) Swain was born on February 1, 1947 to Henry Lawler, Sr. and Alberta (Jackson) Lawler both who proceeded her in death. She was born the third of eight children. She was affectionately called " Guh" by her family and close friends. Henrietta attended Albion public schools. God blessed her with three beautiful children. Henrietta moved her family to Detroit, Michigan where she...
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Joseph Warnsley

August 22, 1928 - April 21, 2017

Joseph Warnsley, age 88 of Albion passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2017. He was born to the late Frank Warnsley and Ocie Jones in Forest, MS on August 22, 1928. His parents passed away while he was still a child and he was raised by his maternal grandparents, Quilla and Climmie Jones before moving in with his father's brother, lovingly known as "Uncle Bob" Warnsley and his wife, Miss Abby...
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Charlene Marie Dismuke

January 23, 1955 - April 15, 2017

Charlene Marie Dismuke "Bitty", age 62 of Albion, Michigan passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She was born January 23, 1955 to J.T. and Doris Marie (Dismuke) Lawler in Albion, Michigan. Charlene had worked as a receptionist for the State of Michigan for a number of years. She loved life, family and enjoyedcooking big dinners...
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Mary K. Gaines

December 7, 1924 - April 13, 2017

Mary Kathleen Gaines7 December 1924-13April2017Mary Kathleen (Raymo) Gaines was called home to her heavenly Father's home at the age of 92. Born in Denver, CO, she was the first of the 4 children (Mary, Norma, William, & Leonard) born to Monta Cenith (Orner) and William Jennings Raymo. She married George B. Gaines (Nov 26, 1941). Her parents, siblings, and husband all preceded her in death....
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Trudy Lyn Grace

March 18, 1976 - April 11, 2017

Trudy Lyn Grace (Little) age 41 of Marshall passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. She was born in Marshall, MI on March 18, 1976 the daughter of Melvin and Mary (Winter) Little. Trudy was a very dedicated partner, mother, daughter, sister and friend who loved spending time with her family and friends. She also loved to laugh, had a great sense of humor and her own laugh was very infectious. She...
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Roberta Wilbur

August 24, 1947 - April 9, 2017

Roberta Wilbur, age 69 of Albion passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 24, 1947 to Opal and the Late Willard Woods. Roberta was employed by the Albion College as a Custodian and retired in 2016 after 45 years of dedicated service.Roberta leaves behind to cherish her loving memories, her...
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Norman Robert Ross

August 18, 1937 - April 8, 2017

Norman Robert Ross age 79 of Concord passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home. He was born August 18, 1937 in Allston, Michigan the son of Joseph and Marie (Sullivan) Ross. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was employed as Plant Manager with Advanced Packaging. After retirement, he and Betty owned and operated Norm's Restaurant in Homer. Norm enjoyed deer hunting, fishing,...
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Marguerite Lucille Beilfuss

August 29, 1915 - April 7, 2017

Marguerite Lucille Beilfuss, age 101 passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Lansing under the loving care of her family and Sparrow Hospice of Lansing. She was born Lucille Hicks on August 29, 1915 in Parma Twp. the daughter of Asa and Laura (Cuatt) Hicks. Lucille was a lifelong resident of Albion. She and her husband, Lester were married in Albion on July 3, 1936 and he preceded her in death on...
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Harold Eugene Anthony

October 20, 1924 - April 3, 2017

Harold E. Anthony age 92 of Albion passed away Monday April 3, 2017 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson. He was born October 20, 1924 in Albion the son of Leon and Elnora (Todd) Anthony. Harold served our country in the United States Army and worked as an electrician. He was employed with Sebastian Electric and Albion Electric, retiring from Albion Electric. On February 15, 1947, Harold...
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Anna G. Richardson

May 1, 1928 - April 3, 2017

Anna G. Richardson, age 88 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, April 3, 2017. She was born May 1, 1928 to Harry and Henrietta (Debert) Stancroff in Albion, Michigan. On October 4, 1958, she married Robert D. Richardson Sr. who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2014 also preceded by her brothers Charles, Harry, Robert and Henry Stancroff.Anna had worked for...
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Avenell Compton

September 17, 1955 - April 2, 2017

Avenell Compton, 61 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 2, 2017. She was born September 17, 1955 to Fred and Rendy (Meade) Spears in Martin, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband James Compton (2015).She retired from Oaklawn Hospital after 30 years of service in housekeeping. She loved herfamily dearly.Avenell is survived by her children,...
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Sharon Joan Rice

August 7, 1938 - April 2, 2017

Sharon J. Rice age 78 of Albion passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice. She was born in Albion on August 7, 1938 the daughter of Elmer and Muriel (Burkwalt) Wallace. Sharon was a 1956 graduate of Albion High School and on January 26, 1957, she married her high school Sweetheart, Emerson Rice. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary...
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Trina Kay Warrix

April 1, 1970 - April 2, 2017

Trina Kay Warrix, age 47 of Albion passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Henry Ford AllegianceHealth in Jackson, Michigan. She was born April 1, 1970 to Carlos and Shirley (Hamilton) Whitehead in Albion, Michigan. Trina enjoyed crafts, animals, giving gifts for her grandchildren and she was very clean and organized. She was loved by many.Trina is survived by her children, Chelsea (Dejuan Brown)...
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Maria Winchell

May 2, 1927 - April 1, 2017

Maria Winchell age 89 of Spring Arbor, formerly of Albion passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Arbor Manor under the loving care of her family and Hospice. She was born May 2, 1927 in Zupanis, Poland the daughter of Andreas and Kalyna (Lapundiak) Szkodyn. She married Walter Winchell on August 27, 1955 and he survives. Maria was a very dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great...
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Elizabeth Simpson

February 14, 1935 - March 20, 2017

Elizabeth 'Jones' Simpson began her journey home on Monday, March 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Liz was born on February 14, 1935 in Dixon Mills, AL to the late John Calvin and Sue Willie 'Davis' Jones. Liz was educated in the Alabama school system and she also attended Spaulding College of Business. While helping her sister Johnnie care for her children in Albion, Liz met a...
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Josephine Ann Putnam

March 13, 1921 - March 20, 2017

Josephine Ann Putnam, age 96 of Albion passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 in Battle Creek. Josephine was born March 13, 1921 in Paris, Illinois the daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Cary) Tucker. She married Warren R. Putnam in July of 1946 and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2010.She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Richard Tucker and sister, Dorothy Ewing. Josephine is...
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Dorothy Lucille Wilbur

September 21, 1929 - March 20, 2017

Dorothy Lucille Wilbur, 87, of Parma, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at Highland Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care in Jackson, Michigan.She was the twelfth and youngest child of William C. and Florence (Holtz) Knisley. She married Clare H. Wilbur on March 2, 1949 at South Bend, IN. He predeceased her on April 30, 1980. The couple had five sons, three of whom survive.At her request, Dorothy has...
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Dennis Dwayne Little

July 17, 1976 - March 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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James Larkin Mason

February 24, 1954 - March 10, 2017

James Larkin Mason, Sr. age 63 of Bronson passed away suddenly on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Coldwater. He was born February 24, 1954 in Hudson, Michigan the son of William Boyd and Flora (Little) Mason. James served our country in the United States Air Force and was a tool & die maker. He enjoyed watching t.v. on mute, playing video games, bass fishing and supporting NASCAR and the Detroit...
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Donna J. Thurman

June 13, 1952 - March 10, 2017

Donna Joyce Thurman, age 64 of Coldwater passed away March 10, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.She was born June 13, 1952 to Ernest and Ramona (Nettleman) Morrison in Coldwater, Michigan. She married John Thurman and he survives.According to her wishes, Cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time.Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811...
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Harry Joseph Hawes

April 26, 1923 - March 8, 2017

Harry Joseph "Joe" Hawes Jr., age 93 of Eaton Rapids passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Country Acres Adult Foster Care in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. He was born April 26, 1923 to Harry J. and Lois B. (Hall) Hawes, Sr. in Lansing, Michigan.He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Joe was an inspector for 23 years at Corning Glass and later worked 10 years with Die Cast. He enjoyed...
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Brenda Louise Kimble

July 2, 1968 - March 4, 2017

Brenda Louise Kimble, age 48 of Battle Creek formerly of Albion passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was born July 2, 1968 to William H. and Virginia L. (Chapman) Kimble. Brenda had worked as a Quality Tech in Battle Creek. She enjoyed football, camping, outings, and all Holiday's and being with her family.Brenda is survived by her sons,...
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Marjorie Eleanor Bommarito

July 22, 1932 - March 4, 2017

Marjorie Eleanor Bommarito, age 84 of Albion passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 with her lovingloving family by her side. She was born July 22, 1932 to Edward and Addie (Skidmore) Timmons inPleasant Lake, Indiana. In June of 1961 she married Clem Bommarito who survives.She was a loving wife, mother, her pastime was being with family. Marjorie is survived by:Husband, Clem Bommarito; daughter,...
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Walter Crum

November 24, 1937 - March 1, 2017

The Almighty God called the spirit of Walter Crum Jr. from the Arbor Manor Nursing Home to be with Him throughout eternity, Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017.Walt was born November 24, 1937 in Greenville, Alabama to the late Walter Crum Sr. and Emma Mae Young Crum. They moved to Michigan, September 1944 from Mobile, Alabama. Walt attended West Ward & Washington Gardner High School. He...
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Martha Elaine Hoadley

May 28, 1922 - February 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Mariana Johnson

May 23, 1942 - February 27, 2017

Mariana "Rosie" Johnson, age 74 of Albion passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. She was born May 23, 1942 to Tilton and Beulah (Salyers) Hall in Dry Creek, Kentucky.She had married Press Johnson on July 25, 1959 in Clintwood, VA and he preceded her in death in 1996.Mariana was a cashier for 38 years at Albion College.Mariana is survived by...
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Wendell Gene Knapp

August 22, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Roy Stanley Hoaglin

September 30, 1931 - February 26, 2017

Roy S. "Hoagie" Hoaglin, age 85 of Albion passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Sunday, February 26, 2017. He was born September 30, 1931 to William John and Elizabeth (Chlystek) Hoaglin in Albion, Michigan. On May 5, 1951 he married Norma J. Anderson who preceded him in death on May 17, 2001, son Douglas Stanley Hoaglin, brother Thomas Hoaglin and sister Sharon Hoaglin.Roy was...
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Anna Berta Haschke

May 22, 1928 - February 25, 2017

Anna Berta Haschke age 88 of Albion passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Marshall under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice. She was born May 22, 1928 in Neumarkt Sankt Veit, Germany the daughter of Franc and Berta (Hilmer) Waldinger. She married Gerhard Haschke on December 24, 1946 and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1993 after 46 years of marriage. Anna was also...
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Christopher Wayne Cardwell

April 11, 1976 - February 24, 2017

Christopher Wayne Cardwell (4/11/1976 - 2/24/2017) peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by family. Chris was born in Jackson and graduated from Western High School before attending Murray State University in Kentucky. He worked as a bartender, was a skilled construction worker, and owned his own lawn care business before moving to Louisiana to help with re-building...
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Roberta Ratliff

March 20, 1951 - February 23, 2017

Roberta Ratliff age 65 went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home in Homer under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice. She was born in Marshall on March 20, 1951 the daughter of Millis and Cora (Harper) Perkins. Roberta attended Morgan Co. High School and after school, worked at Harold Stuart Funeral Home and later worked as a nurse's aide caring for...
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Franklin Hiday

July 23, 1936 - February 23, 2017

Franklin Hiday, 80, of Albion, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday morning, February 23, 2017 at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan. Frank was born in Alamosa, Colorado, on July 23, 1936, to Blanche (Lutz) and Benjamin Hiday. The family moved to Indiana in 1941. He graduated from Milton High School. He was an honor student and he played basketball and baseball. He...
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Doris Verline Jacobs

March 22, 1936 - February 21, 2017

Doris Verline Jacobs, age 80 of Albion passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Henry FordAllegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan. She was born March 22, 1936 to Earl and Dorothy (Dennis) Walker in Mountain Grove, Missouri.Her past employment with Corning Glass of 20 years, Home Health Care and Bank Currier.She loved spending time with her family and friends, life long passion of making her yard...
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Phoebe Lewis

August 17, 1940 - February 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, Albion, MI.
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Lee Arthur Langston

September 21, 1944 - February 14, 2017

Lee Arthur Langston, age 72 of Albion, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 under the loving care of his family and Hospice.Lee was born September 21, 1944 in Senatobia, Mississippi, the son of Ben and Robbie (Holt) Langston. His father preceded him in death. Lee attended Senatobia High School. Lee worked many years as a welder, working in Albion, Marshall, and the...
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William Melvin Wheaton

March 18, 1940 - February 8, 2017

William "Bill" Wheaton, age 76, passed away February 8, 2017 at his home in Albion after a lengthy illness. He was born in Marshall on March 18, 1940, but moved to Albion when he was four, and lived there the rest of his life. He had ties to both communities. Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lou; one daughter, LuAnn (Michael) Chernick of Goodyear, AZ; two sons, Marc Wheaton of Phoenix,...
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Richard Duane Berrington

February 25, 1930 - February 6, 2017

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Altie Edmiston

July 18, 1910 - February 6, 2017

Altie Edmiston age 106 of Albion went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 6, 2017 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice. She was born July 18, 1910 in Huntsville, Alabama the daughter of John and Mary Cathey. Altie enjoyed working on the family farm in her younger years, raising chickens, gardening, canning and cooking for her family. She also loved watching T.V.;...
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Ruth Ellen Seelye

October 25, 1945 - February 5, 2017

Ruth Ellen Seelye, age 71 of Albion passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was bornOctober 26, 1945 to Claude and Margaret (Bird) Spoor in Traverse City, Michigan. She marriedDaniel R. Seelye who survives.Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Albion, she enjoyed reading,...
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Nancy Jean Held

October 27, 1932 - February 4, 2017

Nancy Jean Held, 84 passed away at Providence Hospital, Novi MI on February 4, 2017. Nancy was born October 27, 1932 in Winnipeg, Canada.She spent her childhood years between Des Moines, Iowa and Bismarck, North Dakota. In 1950 Nancy graduated amongst the top of her class at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended her first year of college at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa ...
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Hal Lavern Shaffer

November 1, 1930 - January 30, 2017

Hal L. Shaffer, age 86 of Albion, Michigan passed away January 30, 2017 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Hal was born November 1, 1930 to Arthur and Louise Shaffer in Homer, Michigan.A lifelong resident of Albion, graduating in 1949. He was a fireman for the City of Albion, later employed by Airco Industrial Gases and Decker Manufacturing. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eldoris, Robert,...
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Verla Dean Nelson

November 7, 1927 - January 30, 2017

Verla Dean (Landenberger) Nelson, 89, made her transition on January 30, 2017 at Eaton Community Palliative Care in Charlotte, MI. Verla was born on November 7, 1927 to the union of Ogden and Cecile (Dowding) Landenberger in Albion, Michigan. She married Howard Robert Nelson who precedes her in death. Verla was a lifelong resident of Albion. She was a homemaker that enjoyed being around her...
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Betty Jean Reynolds

April 8, 1935 - January 29, 2017

Betty Reynolds, age 81, was born April 8, 1935 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine Robinson.Betty enjoyed Bingo, bowling, family, community and was fond of her Pastor. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and past member of the Eastern Star.She leaves to cherish her memories, daughters, Tammy (Victor) Barksdale of Canton,Linda Reynolds of North...
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Carol Ann Sandusky

August 28, 1940 - January 29, 2017

Carol Ann Sandusky (Kellogg), born August 28, 1940 in Albion Michigan to Thomas and Dorothy(Robbins) Kellogg in Litchfield, Michigan, died January 29, 2017 at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor.Carol lived in Albion all of her life. She married Larry Sandusky on September 26, 1959 at the Assembly of God Church, 916 N. Superior Street, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and Missionette girl's...
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Barbara Irene Evans

April 18, 1922 - January 29, 2017

Barbara Irene (Jewell) Evans, age 94 of Homer passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Marshall under the loving care of her family and Oaklawn Hospice. She was born April 10, 1922 in Bellevue, the daughter of Harry and Florence (Bennett) Jewell.Barbara was a 1940 graduate of Bellevue High School and a long time parishioner of St. John Catholic Church in Albion. She was united in marriage to...
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Bobby Gene Hall

April 18, 1943 - January 27, 2017

Bobby went to rest with the Lord Friday, January 27, 2017 at the age of 73. He was born on April 18, 1943 in Floyd County, Kentucky. He leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Linda (Caudill) Hall. They were united in marriage on March 11, 1971 in Virginia.Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Josie (Johnson) Hall and two brothers Jackie and James Hall.Bobby was the most...
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Geraldine Elaine Blodgett

September 5, 1929 - January 21, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" E. (McKinney) Blodgett, age 87 of Albion passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 with her family by her side at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, Michigan.She was born September 5, 1929 to Clarence and Maude May (Lambert) Keifer in Albion, Michigan. In 1950 she married David McKinney who preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1986.She later married Edwin Blodgett who survives...
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