Mary L. Miller

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mary L. Miller who died on January 10, 2018.  She was the spouse of retired Detroit Conference clergy member Rev. Sylvester Miller.  Mrs. Miller was laid to rest at Union Chapel Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi. Condolences may be sent to: Rev. Sylvester Miller 601 Melody Lane Bessemer

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Henry, Barbara

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Barbara Henry who died on February 17, 2018. Barbara was the Kalamazoo District Administrative Assistant for many years before retiring in 1996.   Friends may visit with Barb’s family from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and from 12-1 PM on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at

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Sterner, Rev. John M.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. John M. Sterner who passed away on January 28, 2018.  Rev. Sterner served in the West Michigan Conference at Colon/Burr Oak United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held on February 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Colon UMC located at 224 N. Blackstone, Colon

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Courter, Charlotte M.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Charlotte Marie Courter (McCurdy) who died on January 1, 2018 in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the age of 92. Charlotte (Char) was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Reverend Wilbur (Bill) Courter (West Michigan Conference Clergy). A memorial service and reception is scheduled for 2

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Griffith, Richard O.

Rev. Dr. Richard O. Griffith   We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Dr. Richard O. Griffith who died on Thursday, January 25, 2018.  He served in the Detroit Conference at Waterman/Campbell Avenue UMC and then Detroit: Fourteenth Avenue/Preston UMC.  Dr. Griffith then served at Greenfield, Novi, Trenton Faith and Belleville First UMC

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Doherty, Joan

  Joan Doherty We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Joan Doherty who died on Friday, January 5, 2018. Joan was the surviving spouse of the late Rev. Paul Doherty, West Michigan Conference clergy. Funeral services are not being planned. Condolences may be sent to her daughter: Susan Wilson 44752 24th St.

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Luciani, George A.

Rev. George A. Luciani  We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Reverend George A. Luciani who died on January 10, 2018.   In 1963 he was ordained in the Detroit Conference.  From 1963 to 1998, George served churches in the Upper Peninsula – White Pine charge (which included Ontonagon, Rockland and Greenland), Hancock,

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Frey, Bonnie M.

Pastor Bonne M. Frey We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Bonnie Frey, who died on January 7, 2018.  She was a retired local pastor who was serving the Lulu United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband Ken and son Byron (Chong) Stas.   Visitation will be held from

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Bates, Mardella Anna

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mardelle Anna Bates, surviving spouse of Rev. Gerald Ray Bates (deceased West Michigan clergy) who died on December 21, 2017. A memorial service is planned for April 2018. Condolences may be sent to: Sandy Purcell (daughter) 516 S. Marshall Marshall, MI 49068 Memorial Contributions may be

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Buwalda, Dennis Rev.

  We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Dennis Buwalda, retired West Michigan Conference clergy who died on December 20, 2017. In addition to serving in the local church “Denny” served as the District Superintendent for the Grand Traverse District and Interim District Superintendent for the Lansing District, Director of New

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