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

Mrs. Mardelle Anna Bates  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 will be held at First Baptist Church, 1110 S. Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813 on April 27 at

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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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Beemer, Mrs. Carol

Death Notification Mrs. Carol Beemer, Surviving Spouse of Rev. Richard Lee Beemer [Detroit Annual Conference Clergy] died Monday, November 13, 2017. ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will take place Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes – Jennings-Lyons Chapel, located at 520 W. Main Street; Owosso, MI 48867 [989-725-7171]. Funeral Service will

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Leineke, Mrs. Lois

Death Notification Mrs. Lois Leineke, Former Surviving Spouse of Rev. Frank R. Leineke [Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died Wednesday, November 15, 2017. ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:00pm at Grosse Pointe United Methodist Church.  The church is located at 211 Moross Road; Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 [313-886-2363]. CONDOLENCES

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Lobb, Lola Mrs.

Mrs. Lola Lobb, Surviving Spouse of Rev. Richard D. Lobb [Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died Thursday, December 7, 2017. ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will take place Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home which is located at 912 Lapeer Avenue, Port Huron, MI 48060 [810-982-0179]. Funeral service

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