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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Mark Thompson

From: West Michigan Conference — Grand Rapids District — Grand Rapids: Faith UMC To: West Michigan Conference — Lansing District — Lansing: Central UMC Effective Date: July 1, 2017

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Esther Irish

From: Caring Covenant Group Ministry, Columbiaville, MI To: Detroit Conference — Crossroads District — Columbiaville UMC Effective Date: July 1, 2017

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Rochelle Hunter

From: Detroit Conference —  Detroit Renaissance District — Hazel Park: First UMC To: Detroit Conference — Detroit Renaissance District — Romulus: Community UMC Note: half-time Effective Date: July 1, 2017

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Aaron Kesson

From: Detroit Conference — Ann Arbor District — Manchester UMC To: Detroit Conference — Crossroads District — Durand & Swartz Creek UMCs Note: Half-time each congregation; Associate Pastor at Swartz Creek Effective Date: July 1, 2017

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