Burgess, Martha

Martha Burgess, wife of Rev. Ray Burgess died Friday, August 4, 2017 in Tucson, AZ. Rev. Ray Burgess served in the following Detroit and West Michigan appointments:  Detroit Aldersgate 1967; Flint Park 1968; Wesley Foundation Director, Ferris State College 1970; Grand Rapids South 1979; Sturgis 1988; Muskegon Central 1993; retired 2000. The first memorial service

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Tosch, Rev. Clare

Death Notification   Rev. Clare M. Tosch [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy] died Sunday, August 13, 2017.   ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will take place Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm at Midland: First United Methodist Church which is located at 315 W. Larkin Street; Midland, MI 48640 [989-835-6797].   Memorial Service will be held

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Cermak, Rev. Dr. John E.

Rev. Dr. John E. Cermak, age 83, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017. John served in the following West Michigan appointments:  Battle Creek Washington Heights, 1953; Myricks/Dighton 1956; Kalamazoo Oakwood, 1959; Okemos, 1975; Jackson First, 1987; Retired 1994. John is survived by his wife, Adele, sons, a sister and 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial

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Rice, Rev. Darrel L.

Rev. Darrel L. Rice [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy] died Friday, August 4, 2017.   ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will take place from 6pm to 8pm, Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Herrmann Funeral Home, located at 1005 E. Grand River Avenue; Fowlerville, MI 48836 [517-223-8656].   Memorial Service will be held at 11am Saturday, August 12,

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Bennett, Joyce Jean

Joyce Jean Bennett, 88, died peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017, at American House in Holland. She is survived by her husband, retired clergy, Rev. Leo (Bud) Bennett. Her husband, Rev. Bennett, served in the following appointments in the West Michigan Conference: (D-1959, E-1961) South Cadillac 1956; Alden/Kewadin 1961; Cedar Springs Sept. 15, 1965; Wayland 1970;

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Bouvier, Carl

Death Notification   Mr. Carl Bouvier, spouse of Rev. Sylvia A. Bouvier [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy] died Sunday, July 9, 2017.   ARRANGEMENTS: A private graveside service will be held in Michigan on July 21, 2017.   CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT TO: Rev. Sylvia Bouvier 143 NE Naranja Avenue Port Saint Lucie, FL   34983

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Johnson, Dorotha

Death Notification Mrs. Dorotha Johnson, mother of Rev. Eric L. Johnson [Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died Monday July 3, 2017.   ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will take place from 4:30pm to 8:00pm Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Gaines United Methodist Church.  The church is located at W. 117 Clinton Street; Gaines, MI 48436 [989-271-9131].   Funeral service

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Hilliard, I. Margaret

Death Notification Mrs. I. Margaret Hilliard, mother of Mrs. Becky Emmert [Detroit Conference employee] and mother-in-law of Rev. Donald J. Emmert [Detroit Annual Conference Clergy & Michigan Area Benefits Officer], died Wednesday, June 28, 2017.   ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Terwilliger Funeral Home located at

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Coley, Edward C.

Death Notification Rev. Edward C. Coley [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy] died Tuesday, June 27, 2017. ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial Service will be held at 12pm Friday, June 30, 2017 at Livonia: Newburg UMC, located at 36500 Ann Arbor Trail; Livonia, MI 48150 [734-422-0149].  There will be a time of visitation with the family beginning at 11am until

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Grenfell Jr., John N.

Death Notification Rev. John N. Grenfell Jr. [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy] died Sunday, June 25, 2017.   ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will take place from 2pm to 5pm and also from 7pm to 9pm Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Home is located at 912 Lapeer Avenue; Port Huron, MI 48060 [810

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