Chapko, Blanche

Death Notification Mrs. Blanche Chapko, surviving spouse of Rev. Stephen Chapko [Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died Wednesday, May 17, 2017. ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Service will be held at 12pm, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Smith Family Funeral Home – North, located at 1525 Hancock Street; Port Huron, MI 48060 [810-985-4351].  There will be a time

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McDonald, Ramelle

Ramelle McDonald, 94, died Monday, May 1, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Howard McDonald, who died May 26, 2001. Rev. Howard served in the following appointments in the West Michigan Conference: (R-1943, D-1944, E-1945) [Beaverton-Dale 1941; in school 1942]; Coral 1945; Nashville 1949; Alto 1952; Elsie 1956; Fennville 1961; Niles First (Assoc.)

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Tock, Terry

Terry Tock, 58, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at home in hospice care. He is survived by his wife, Rev. Jan Lancaster, deacon.   A memorial service will be held at Northlawn UMC at 1157 Northlawn NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 on Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow.   A

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Goo, Byung-Hyun

Death Notification Mr. Byung-Hyun Goo, father-in-law of Rev. Won D. Kim (Detroit Conference Clergy), died on April 19, 2017. ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral was held at the Guduk Presbyterian Church in Pusan, Korea on April 22, 2017. CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT TO: Rev. Won Kim & Mrs. Jessie Goo PO Box 9 Elkton, MI 48731-0009

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Seward, Rev. Priscilla

Retired Detroit Conference clergy, Rev. Priscilla Seward died Saturday April 22, 2017.  No service is planned.  

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Hosking, Jeanne

Mrs. Jeanne Nadoure Hosking, spouse of retired Detroit Conference clergy Rev. Bert Hosking died on April 24, 2017.  

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Forsyth, Rev. Roy G.

Rev. Roy G. Forsyth, 87, [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died on Saturday, April 22, 2017. ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Service is at 11:00am at First United Methodist, 45201 North Territorial Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170, with visitation at 10:00 am. GIFTS IN MEMORY MAY BE GIVEN TO: First United Methodist 45201 North Territorial Road Plymouth, MI 48170 A full obituary

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Carter, Rev. Dr. Ron

Rev. Dr. Ron Carter, 89, died Thursday, April 20, 2017.  He served as a United Methodist pastor in the Detroit Conference for over 30 years, including 3 cultural exchanges in England. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11:00 am with visitation at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, Rochester,

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Smith, Robert “Bob” Charles

Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Charles Smith, 97, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, MI. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. Smith. Rev. Dr. Smith served in the following appointments in the West Michigan Conference and the General Board of Global Ministries: (D-1945, FE-1946, R-1983) Dowling: Country Chapel

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Crawford, Kathryn (Kathy)

Kathryn (DeVinney) Crawford, wife of Rev. Dr. David L. Crawford, died on Monday, April 17, 2017. The Rev. Dr. David L. Crawford died on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Dr. Crawford served in the following appointments:  Portage Pathfinder 1949; Galien 1950; Dayton 1953; Comstock 1954; Buffalo Central Park, NY 1957; Cadillac 1960; Executive Secretary, Board of

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