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MRS. FAYETTE, 105, DEAD IN BROOKLYN


Oldest Resident of the Graham Home for Old Ladies Could Recall Mexican Conflict.
WON MEDAL IN WORLD WAR
Knitting Earned Honor From the Red Cross -- Her Birthdays Large Celebrations.
Mrs. Rachel Fayette died Wednesday night in the Graham Home for Old Ladies, 320 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn. She was 105 years old. Since she became the oldest person in the institution several years ago, Mrs. Fayette had attracted attention throughout the borough by the colorful nature of her birthday parties. She was born on Feb. 22, 1831.

Two great-nephews, Robert Warwick, the motion-picture actor, and Frederick Fayette of 3534 Bronx Boulevard, survive. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A. M. tomorrow in the home, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Fayette began life in Fulton, Cayuga County, N. Y., the daughter of Darius and Abigail Altman Stoddard, at a time when the war-cries of the scattered nations of the Iroquois were still echoing little more than 100 miles away. Incidents, almost legendary to twentieth-century minds, were recalled by her.

Born in the year when the first train made its halting journey from Albany to Schenectady, she remembered hearing her parents talk of the Mexican War. The year of her marriage to Henry Fayette, 1853, in Utica, saw a world's fair open in the Crystal Palace of New York. About seventy-five years ago Mrs. Fayette arrived in Brooklyn. Just prior to the World War she entered the Graham Home for Old Ladies.

Birthday parties were invariably greeted by her with philosophy and a touch of asperity. Mrs. Fayette disliked interviews. As she expressed it last February: "I have lived long by minding my own business. Why cannot others do likewise?"

During the years after she turned the century mark, she insisted the telegrams, cakes, cards and candy as well as the tricolor bunting and special turkey dinner were more in honor of Washington's Birthday than her own. Bullseye peppermints were her never-ending delight. Two pounds of them and 105 dimes were her finest presents this year.

Mrs. Fayette received a medal from the American Red Cross in recognition for her war work. She continued knitting until recently. In church matters her interests lay with St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal congregation, where she last attended service on Easter Day, 1928. The Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman and Bishop Ernest M. Stires were periodic correspondents. When the latter called Mrs. Fayette "a good old soldier," she replied: "Old enough, certainly, but I don't know how good!"

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DON E. FEHRENBACHER, 77,
PULITZER-WINNING PROFESSOR

Don E. Fehrenbacher, a Pulitzer Prize-winning expert on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, died last Saturday of heart failure at his home on the Stanford University campus. He was 77.

A Stanford history professor from 1953 to 1984, he won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1979 for his book “The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics” a comprehensive study of American political, legal and constitutional history in the context of the 1857 Supreme Court decision.

The work was praised by historian C. Vann Woodward, writing in the New York Review of Books, as “probably the most thorough study of any Supreme Court decision ever undertaken”.

It was the second time he had been associated with the Pulitzer for history: The 1977 award went to the late Stanford Professor David M. Potter, whose posthumous book “The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861” was completed and edited by Mr. Fehrenbacher.

Earlier this year, Mr. Fehrenbacher was selected as recipient of the 1997 Lincoln Prize, the nation's highest annual award for Civil War studies. He received $50,000 and a bronze bust of Lincoln from the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute at Gettysburg College.

“Don Fehrenbacher was one of the two or three top Lincoln scholars in the United States, as his recent Lincoln Prize from Gettysburg College made clear”, said Carl Degler, professor of history at Stanford and a fellow Pulitzer winner.

George Fredrickson, chair of the Organization of American Historians and the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford, called Mr. Fehrenbacher “the foremost Lincoln scholar of his generation. His 'Prelude to Greatness' is still the best book on Lincoln's political thought and behavior in the 1850s and his essays and edited works on Lincoln have proved invaluable for all students of our greatest president”.

A native of Sterling, Ill., Mr. Fehrenbacher received his bachelor's degree at Cornell College and both his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Chicago. Before joining the Stanford faculty, he was assistant professor of history at Coe College.

Until his death, he held the title of the William Robertson Coe Professor Emeritus of History and American Studies at Stanford.

He is survived by his wife, their three children, eight grandchildren, a sister and two brothers.

Born: Aug. 21, 1920, Sterling, Ill.
Died: Dec. 13, 1997, Stanford, Calif.
Survived by: Wife, Virginia Ellen Swaney Fehrenbacher; daughters, Ruth Gleason of Ridgecreast, Calif., and Susan Koprince of Grand Forks, N.D.; son, David Fehrenbacher of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Adrienne Gleason, Steven, Karen and Peter Koprince, and Caitlin, James and Jesse Fehrenbacher; sister, Shirley Drew of Mesa, Ariz.; and brothers, Robert Fehrenbacher of Mesa, Ariz., and Marvin Fehrenbacher of Lake Forest, Calif.
Services: No memorial services are planned.
Memorial: The family requests no donations.

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M. Fehrenbacher

Services for Mary Fehrenbacher, 88, who died Feb. 16, 1981, in a Phoenix hospital, will be 2 p.m. today in Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School, Scottsdale.

Mrs. Fehrenbacher, 5301 E. Thomas, was born in Illinois and came to Arizona 10 years ago from California. She is survived by children, Shirley Drew, Don Robert and Marvin; two sisters; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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MRS. ALICE L. FELLER

ONSTED - Mrs. Alice L. Feller, 79 years old, the widow of William H. Feller, died Thursday at 1:30 a.m. at Bixby hospital where she had been a patient seven days. Mrs. Feller had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Arthur H. Brown of 605 Division Street, for the last three years.

The daughter of David and Emma Moore Outman, she was born in Vestaburg March 22, 1881. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Etta Martin.

Mrs. Feller is survived by the daughter, Mrs. Brown; two brothers, George* of Onsted and Ervin Outman of Tipton, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Dunn Funeral Home with the Rev. F. D. Hague officiating. The burial will be in Maple Shade Cemetery.

* George was actually a half-brother.

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Source: The Adrian Daily Telegram, Adrian, MI, 17 July 1908 edition, page 8:

In Memoriam

Ms. Emma Feller, a lady 62 years of age, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. She had been seriously ill only two days, although ailing for some time. Her home was with her son, Irving Autman*. She was born in Franklin township, but moved to Calhoun County with her parents when a child. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Alice Feller, of Franklin, and Mrs. Etta Martin, of Athens, and two sons, George Feller of Adrian, and Irving Autman* of Onsted. One brother and sister, of Athens, are also left to mourn. The sister is on a sick bed, unable to attend the funeral service, which will be held at the Baptist church friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, under direction of Undertaker Mott, of Adrian, to which association she belonged, Elder Cole officiating cleryman. Burial in Onsted Cemetery.

*Should be Ervin Outman

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FETTER, Evelyn Doty: 88; of Goleta; died May 11; no services; arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapels.

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FETTER, Lt. Col. Harry Neil: 82; of Goleta; died Friday; service 10 a.m. Thursday at Welch-Ryce-Haider Goleta Chapel; contributions to Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara.

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FILER - Donald J. Filer, age 70, of Reynoldsburg, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Hospice Unit. He is retired from Dublin Building Systems. Preceded in death by wife Maxine Filer. Survived by sons, Ric (Jean) Filer of Delray Beach, FL, Jim (Dianne) Filer of Pickerington; daughter, Sue (Don) Radkoski of Gahanna; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brothers, Jack (Rose) Filer of Massena, NY and Mike (Bonnie) Filer of Shinglehouse, PA; nieces and nephews. Memorial Service 4 p.m.

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EDWARD D. FINCH

Edward D. Finch, 66, of 1534 River St., Olean, died Tuesday (Aug. 28, 1984) in his home.

Born March 5, 1918 in Olean, he was a son of Irving and Hazel Brundage Finch. On June 24, 1939, in Port Allegany, Pa., he was married to the former Lillian Outman, who survives.

Mr. Finch retired in 1972 as a truck driver for Montgomery Ward following 39 years of service.

A veteran of World War II, he had served with the Navy in the Pacific Islands as a radioman on a minesweeper.

Mr. Finch was a member of Olean Aerie 616, Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Surviving besides his widow are two sons, Donald Finch and Jack Finch, both of Olean; a daughter, Mrs. Burton (Carol) Herrington of Friendship; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a brother, Richard Finch of Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Iva Dell) Kaufman of Waynesboro, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday frrom 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral and committal services will be held Friday (Aug. 31, 1984) at 1 p.m. The Rev. Lawrence Mancini, pastor of the Olean Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.

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LILLIAN D. FINCH,
former Brown Bear Restaurant manager

OLEAN -- Lillian D. Finch of 1534 River St. died Thursday (Dec. 8, 1994) in the Olean General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born Sept. 25, 1920, in Mills, Pa., she was a daughter of Lawrence and Ada Dunham Outman. On June 24, 1939, in Port Allegany, Pa., she married Edward D. Finch, who died July 28, 1984.

Mrs. Finch was manager of the Brown Bear Restaurant in Olean for eight years and later was a bartender at the St. Stephen's Club, retiring after 10 years of service. During retirement, she worked and volunteered in the Foster Grandparent Program at the Olean Project Head Start.

Mrs. Finch attended Grace Alliance Church of Olean and was a member of Olean Chapter 148 Women of the Moose and the Ladies Auxiliaries of Olean Aerie 616 FOE and the St. Stephen's Club.

Surviving are two sons, Donald I. Finch and Jack W. Finch, both of Olean; a daughter, Mrs. Burton (Carol) Herrington of West Clarksville; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother, Jack Outman of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Katherine Chouinard of Allegany, Mrs. Audrey King of Franklin, Pa., and Mrs. Virginia Nolan of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Ronald Outman, James Outman and Richard Outman.

Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, where funeral and committal services will be held Monday (Dec. 12, 1994) at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert C. Lindsey, pastor of the Grace Alliance Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Western New York Chapter.

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FISH, Kathleen L.

Age 44 of RD 1 Elkland, PA, Saturday, Oct. 30, 1993 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born July 30, 1949 in Wellsboro, PA the daughte of Howard R. and Shirley J. Spencer Outman. She was a computer operator at Corning, Inc., Corning, NY, a member of the Elkland United Methodist Church, Elkland Moose and was a volunteer at the Elkland Softball Tournaments. She is survived by sons: Matthew J. Fish, Hanover, PA and Jason D. FIsh, Elkland, PA; brother: Paul Outman, Little Marsh, PA; mother: Shirley Outman, Williamsport, PA; grandson: Jacob Howe, Hanover, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was predeceased by her father Howard R. Outman in 1992. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Monday 2-4 and 6-7 pm where Funeral Services will be held following calling hours at 7:00 pm, Rev. M. Lee Ellenberger, officiating. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Elkland, PA.

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FISHER, Mrs. John E., aged 65, of Cedar Springs, passed away Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold McCally in Lansing. Surviving are her husband; another daughter, Mrs. Carl Sauizer of Orosi, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Glen Baker of Cedar Springs and two grandchildren. Mrs. Fisher reposes at Walshes Funeral Home where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with H. S. Ellis officiating, followed by interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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ROSEMARY FISHER, 63

SHERIDAN -- Rosemary Fisher, 63, 8330 S. Sheridan Road, Sheridan, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at her home.

She was born Oct. 27, 1937, in Vestaburg, the daughter of Clarence and Rilla Guthrie Borton.

She married Dale Fisher June 4, 1955, in Vestaburg.

She was a longtime resident of the area. She graduated from Vestaburg High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Stanton. She retired from Central Montcalm Public Schools as a bus driver in 1990.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all of her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband; her children, Kim and Mark McConnell of Hudsonville, Randy and Kathy Fisher of Fenwick, Mark and Kathlene Fisher of Cumming, Ga.; her grandchildren, Christopher Fisher, Michael Fisher, Heidi Fisher, Travis Fisher, Jonathan, Luke, Evan McConnell; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Frances Claflin of Edmore, Dorothy and Marion Crosby of Vestaburg, Alice Graham of Elwell; and one brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Gloria Borton of Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Randy Michael Fisher; and two brothers, Harold and Willis Borton.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Stanton, with Pastors Robert G. Parr and Tom Dudenhofer officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 today at Stebbins and Simpson Funeral Home, Sheridan.

The family suggests memorial considerations to First Baptist Church, Stanton.

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JAMES L. FLEMING

James L. Fleming, 70, of 9475 Horseshoe Island Road, Clay, died Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center.

Born in Manlius, he was an Army veteran. He retired after 35 years at Crouse-Hinds. He was a member of American Legion Post 787, the Moyers Corners Sports Club and Crouse-Hinds 25-Year Club.

Survivors: His wife, the former Shirley Stoddard; two daughters, Patricia Stacy of Clay and Katherine Yohler of Palermo; two sons, Edward J. of Liverpool and David B. of Clay; two sisters, Margaret Mereau of Alexandria Bay and Anne Pepper of Homer; a brother, John of Chittenango; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Services: 8 p.m. today at Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners. Burial, Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Clay. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 3541 Route 31, Baldwinsville.

Contributions: American Lung Association of CNY, 1620 Burnet Ave., Syracuse 13206.

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Arnold H. Flewellyn

Arnold H. Flewellyn, 86, of Whites Corners, died Friday (Sept. 5, 1975) at his home.

He was born January 13, 1889 in Harrison Township, a son of George E. & Letitia Hunter Flewellyn. He was married to the former Eva Hubbard, who died in 1970.

Mr. Flewellyn was a self-employed Carpenter and a lifetime resident of Whites Corners.

Surviving are one son, John Flewellyn, Ulysses; one daughter, Mrs. Nolan (Marjorie) Howell, Elton, Md.; one brother, Charles Flewellyn, Whites Corners; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends were received at the Wildman Funeral Home Inc., Whitesville, N.Y., where a funeral service was held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Clair Statham, Hammondsport, N.Y. officiating. Burial was in Whites Corners Cemetery.

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TWO DEAD AS CAR HITS
TREE ON MAIN STREET

About 2 a.m. Tuesday morning two young men were killed on Route 49 when the car they were riding crashed into a tree on the Harold Gardner property on West Main St. in Westfield.

The one car accident took the lives of Walter R. Hess, 29, R.D. 2, Westfield, Pa., and Carl S. Flewellyn, 24, of 74 West Pulteney Street, Corning, N.Y., formerly of Harrison Valley, Pa.

According to Chief of Police Leon L. Dunham, Mr. Hess was driving the car and was killed instantly.

The police chief arrived on the scene shortly after the accident and said that Mr. Flewellyn died enroute to the Wellsboro Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.

There were no witnesses to the crash and it appeared, according to the police report, that the car was traveling east on West Main St. and crashed head on into the tree. The car was demolished.

The accident was reported to police by Eddie Stahli and Jack Miller of Westfield.

Mr. Flewellyn's body was taken to the Kear-Hamilton Funeral Home at Ulysses, Pa.

Mr. Hess's body was taken to the Watkins Funeral Home at Westfield.

Both Mr. Hess and Mr. Flewellyn were employed at the Corning Glass Works and both had served in the U.S. Marine Corps, the former during World War II and the latter from 1948 to 1952.

Mr. Flewellyn, a Korean War veteran, was reported betrothed to an Arizona girl and it was reported their wedding had been planned Saturday.

Dr. Stuart Davis was summoned to the fatality scene shortly after the crash and pronounced Mr. Hess dead.

Mr. Hess was the son of Walter A. and Eva Cole Hess who reside at Westfield, R.D. 2. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lewis Hess and three daughters at home; father; three brothers, Kenneth Hess of Corning, Bernard of Niagara Falls and Arlan of Westfield R.D. 3; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Briggs of Addison, Mrs. Carolin Bennett of Troupsburg, Miss Betty Hess of Rochester and Mrs. Lionel Abbott of Westfield, R.D. 3. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Potter Brook Church. Rev. Clair Statham will officiate. Interment will be in Potter Brook Cemetery. Full Military honors will be accorded at the grave.

Mr. Flewellyn was the son of Charles and Grace M. Woodward Flewellyn of Harrison Valley; two brothers, Guy E. Flewellyn of Westfield, Pa., and Craig A. Flewellyn of Harrison Valley; one nephew; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison Valley Federated Church. Rev. David Jones will officiate. Interment will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

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Charles J. Flewellyn

Charles J. Flewellyn, 98, of Whites Corners, RR1 Harrison Valley, died Saturday (February 13, 1993) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born June 15, 1894, in Bingham Township, he was a son of G. Edward and Letitia Hunter Flewellyn. He was married to Grace Woodward, who died in 1977.

Mr. Flewellyn owned and operated a Dairy Farm in Whites Corners for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Guy Flewellyn and Craig Flewellyn, both of Whites Corners; two daughters, Betty Flewellyn of New Cumberland and Joni Flewellyn of Burke, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Arnold Flewellyn and a sister, Cullee Saxton, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Monday (February 15, 1993) at the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, with the Rev. David Munro, pastor of Mills Union Church, officiating. Committal services and burial were in Whites Corners Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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MRS. LETITIA H. FLEWELLYN

Mrs. Letitia Hunter Flewellyn, 83, of Harrison Valley, Pa., died Wednesday, December 19, 1951.

A native of Harrison Township, she was the daughter of Charles and Betsy Outman Hunter.

She had lived on the Flewellyn farm in Harrison Township for 46 years.

Survivors are: a daughter, Mrs. Cullee Saxton of Harrison Valley; sons, Charles Flewellyn of Harrison Valley and Arnold of Potter Brook, Pa.,; a sister, Miss Susie Hunter, at home; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Wildman Funeral Home in Whitesville, N.Y., Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Clair Statham officiated. Interment was in Whites Corners Cemetery.

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PEARL M. FLEWELLYN

Pearl M. Flewellyn, 67, of Whites Corners, PA, died Monday, Sept. 9, 1996 in the Corning (NY) Hospital.

Born July 26, 1929, in Elkland, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Martha Jeffers Moore.

She was married to Guy E. Flewellyn, who survives. She and her husband resided in Pittsburgh, PA and Weedville, PA for several years, where she worked as a cook in various restaurants.

Surviving besides her husband are: two sons, Michael Flewellyn of Birmingham, AL and Terry Flewellyn of Whites Corners; a daughter, Sheila Flewellyn of Whites Corners; five brothers, Francis Moore, of Lawrenceville, Lloyd Moore of Spring Lake, NC, Phillip Moore, Thomas Moore and Benjamin Moore, Jr., all of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Loretta Harrington and Shirley Lechner both of Borden, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Harrison Valley Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, with the Rev. Daniel Conklin, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kear-Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses.

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FORBES -- Ren H. Forbes of 612-A Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Hills, passed away Oct. 22, 1967. A native of Montesana, Wash., resident of California 35 years, he was a member of Pasadena Lodge 272 F&AM and Pasadena Consistory Scottish Rite. Mr. Forbes is survived by his wife, Kathleen H. Forbes; son, Marshall (Bud) Forbes; also two grandchildren, Debra K. and Wayne Scott Forbes. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, in Memory Chapel, Ives & Warren Co., 100 N. Hill Ave. Interment, Forest Lawn, Glendale.

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FORCE - Mr. Alfred E. Force, Sr., age 75, of Ensley Township, rural Grant, died Friday, April 21, 1995 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; and his family, Peggy Lou and Robert Leys of Kentwood, Tom and Lavina Force of Fremont, Shirley and Dave Loranger of Arizona City, AZ, Fred Force of Bullhead City, AZ, Terry and Pattie Force, Sherry and Bob Covington, all of Grant, Mary and Larry Tindle of Tipp City, OH, Rodney and Sharon Force of Cedar Springs, Randy and Janet Force, Ricky and Karen Force, all of Grant, Ron and Karen Force of Sparta, Kerry and Terri Force of Ft. Lewis, WA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; four brothers, two sisters, several nephews and nieces. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. from the South Ensley United Methodist Church. Interment Crandall Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McKinley Funeral Home in Grant. Memorials to Hospice of Newaygo County.

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WELL KNOWN MATRON
TAKEN BY DEATH

Following a lingering illness, Mrs. Areta Force passed away Friday morning at the Belding City Hospital where she had been a patient since Wednesday. She was 46 years of age.

Born in Ionia County the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Keselring, she made her home with her parents in Greenville until 1918 when she was united in marriage to DeForrest Force on March 26. The couple lived on May street in this city for a time and then moved to a farm in the Seeley neighborhood. Mr. Force died in 1946. Mrs. Force was at one time a weaver in the old Belding Bros. Silk Mills and later worked in the Box Factory. During World War II she was employed at the Muray Plant and more recently at the local Gibson Plant. Since March she had been at home.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Paul Stiles; a son, Howard, at home; her parents; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Iva Force, with whom she made her home, and a young grandson, Jerry Lee Stiles.

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Church of God, of which Mrs. Force was a devout member and a faithful worker in church graoups. The pastor, Rev. Wilbur M. Kirby, officiated at the rites and burial was made in the family lot in Otisco cemetery.

Pallbearers were Milan and Howard Reeves, Forrest Switzer, Robert Earle, John Lent and George Chickering. Fitzjohn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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FORCE - Brian Robert Force, age 39, of Grand Rapids, passed away of accidental injuries Friday, November 14, 1997. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Force and grandfather, James C. Miers. Surviving are his children, Anna and Katie; his mother, Linda Miers; his grandmother, Kathryn Miers, his brothers and sisters, Dennis and Diane Force, Christopher Force, Amy and Butch Syers, Elizabeth and Matt Dunn, Eric and Shelly Force; his former wife, Deborah (Helmholdt) Force; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1 p.m. from the Byron Center Chapel of the Cook Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Murphy of Dutton Independent Reformed Church officiating. Interment Winchester Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. from the Byron Center Chapel of Cook Funeral Home (2067 - 84th St.). Memorial contributions may be made to the trust fund for his children, Anna and Katie.

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FORCE - C. Lloyd Force, age 73 of Wyoming, passed away Sunday March 2, 1986. Surviving are his children, Robert and Lois Jean Pleva of Wyoming, Gary and Karen Sue Davis of Rockford, Marsha Lee Fraticelli of Wyoming, 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five brothers, Ivan of Newaygo, Alfred of Grant, Lee of Florida, Howard of Barryton, James of Oscoda; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Delsie) LaLone of Alto, Mrs. Irwin (Lucille) Blakeley of Coopersville; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian and son Robert. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 South Division, with the Rev. Marvin F. LaLone, Sr. officiating. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation at the chapel Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

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CHARLES W. FORCE

Charles Force, age 57, of 1347 Grandville Avenue, S.W., passed away Friday morning at St. Mary's hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Blakeley of Coopersville and Mrs. Delsie LaLone of Grand Rapids; six sons, Lloyd, Ivan, Alfred and James, all of Grand Rapids; 3/C Petty Officer Lee J. of the United States Navy, stationed in Chicago, and 3/C Petty Officer Howard of the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific; two sisters, four brothers and eleven grandchildren. Mr. Force will lie in state at the Sullivan Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Clarence Force Dies Wednesday

A long illness brought death Wednesday night, October 4, to Clarence A. Force at the home of his sister, Mrs. Glen Baker, in Cedar Springs. Mr. Force had suffered a serious heart ailment for more than a year and spent 4 months in a Grand Rapids hospital. His death followed a stroke Wednesday afternoon.

Born in Spencer township March 30, 1882, the son of Frederick and Ida Cooper Force, Clarence Force had spent all of his life in Spencer township until last winter when he sold the farm there and came to Cedar Springs with the Bakers. He never married. He was a member of the Trufant 100F lodge, and served as Justice of the Peace in Spencer 13 years. He was well known in that community.

Rev. H. S. Ellis conducted the funeral Sunday at Spencer Mills Church and interrment was in that cemetery. The body reposed at the Walsh Funeral Home in Cedar Springs until the hour of the funeral.

Mr. Force is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. John Fisher of Rockford, who was on route home from California when her brother died.

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OTISCO FARMER DIES

Following an illness of six months DeForrest Force died at his home south of the city Saturday morning. He was born in Courtland township, the son of George and Iva Force, and had lived in this vicinity his entire life, about 15 years ago buying the farm home where he died. He is survived by his wife, Arest, and two children, Mrs. Paulene Stiles and Howard, and by his mother Mrs. Iva Force. He was a member of the Church of God and funeral services were held at the church on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Wilbur Kirby, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. L. Lane of Kalamazoo, a former pastor. Music was furnished by Mrs. Milan Reeves, Mrs. Robert Earle and Mrs. Wilbur Kirby. Burial was in Otisco Cemetery. Pallbearers were Orville Thompson, Robert Earle, Forrest Switzer, Harold Harter, Ernest Hansen and George Chickering.

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FORCE - Mrs. Dora Force, aged 74, of 2970 Sanford, Grandville, passed away Tuesday evening at St. Mary's Hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Syble) Lamoreaux and a son, Norval C. Force, both of Grandville; four grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Taylor of Lakeview, Miss Mary Crawford and Mrs. Rose Griswold of Cedar Springs. Mrs. Force reposes at the Hildreth Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Gaylord Howell officiating. Interment Wyoming Township Cemetery. Mrs. Force reposes at the funeral home where relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday evening from 7 to 9.

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FORCE - Mrs. Erie M. Force, aged 60 of 108 Quimby St. N.E., passed away Monday morning at Butterworth Hospital. She is survived by the husband, Vernon; one son, Gerald Force of Grand Rapids; three grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Salyer of Oakfield township; four sisters, Mrs. Vera Wood and Mrs. Lloyd Cramer of Rockford, Mrs. Charles Bell of Flint, and Mrs. Vern McKinney of Muskegon; one brother, Vern Salyer of Oakfield township. Mrs. Force reposes at the VanStrien-Alman funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Frank T. Jensen officiating. Interment Fair Plains Cemetery.

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Source: The Grand Rapids Press newspaper, Grand Rapids, MI, 14 November 1929, page 41:

FORCE -- Franklin M. Force, aged 76, of 810 Ionia Ave., N.W., passed away November 13 at Butterworth Hospital. He is survived by his widow and three sons; William of Grandville, Vernon and Myron Force of Grand Rapids. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Spencer Mills Church, Spencer Township. Interment in Spencer Mills Cemetery.

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GEORGE W. FORCE

George W. Force was born in Manchester, Washtenaw County, on October 12, 1867 and departed this life June 24, 1933. He came to Spencer township with his parents at the age of 5 years spending his boyhood and young manhood in that place. He was united in marriage to Iva M. Ford of Spencer on March 9, 1892. To this union two children were born, a son Raymond dying in infancy. Mr. Force was converted and joined the church at the age of 20 years. He joined the Church of Christ at Belding 14 years ago being an active memeber until the last two years sickness confined him at home but his interest was always with the church. His kind and loving disposition endeared him to all. He was a kind and loving husband and father through his sufferings patient and uncomplaining. He left to mourn his loss his widow, one son; DeForest Force and wife and grandchild Pauline, one brother and two sisters, John Force, Stittsville, Mrs. Belle Gordon, Bellview, Wash., and Mrs. Emma Wilson of Detroit, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
"We shall meet but we shall miss him,
There will be one vaccant chair;
We shall linger to caress him,
While we breathe our evening prayer."

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FORCE -- Gerald Force, aged 60, of 215 Gelock SW, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon at Butterworth Hospital. He is survived by his wife Velma; three sons, Earl, Alfred and Charles, all of Grand Rapids; eight grandchildren. Mr. Force reposes at the VanStrien-Alman Mortuary, 1833 Plainfield NE, where services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, Rev. Fred P. Harris of Belmont Baptist Church officiating.

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Harriet Nancy Van Brocklin was born at Brandford, Canada, April 13, 1868; was married to John Force Dec. 25, 1883, and passed away after a short illness at her home at Stittsville, Mich, on March 13, 1929.

She leaves, besides her husband, five sons; Charles, Harry and Lee, of Grand Rapids; Lawrence of Battle Creek, Homer of Stittsville, and three daughters, Flora Keller of Montana, Hazel Kern of Spring Lake and Mabel Gray, of Merritt, Mich. Three others; Clara, Elton and Edward have preceded her in death.

She also leaves two sisters and a brother, Roxa Darling, Trufant, Mich., Chestina Warnock and Lyman Van Brocklyn of Grand Rapids; also thirty-two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.

She was greatly respected and loved and her loss is keenly felt.

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Harry L. Force, age 75, of 3356 52nd Street S.W., Grandville, passed away Friday, April 7, 1972 in Bennett, Colorado. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jewell (Marian) Runstrom and Mrs. Pete (Betty) Pedro, both of Colorado, Mrs. Junior (Eleanor) Favreau of Grandville and Miss June Force of Wyoming, 14 grandchildren, two brothers, Lawrence and Lee, both of Battle Creek, a sister, Mrs. Mabel Grey of Lake City; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment Chapel Hills Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may call Sunday and Monday 7 to 9. Mr. Force reposes at the Vanderpool Chapel, 3131 S. Division. Bruce Stegenga, director.

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MRS. IVA FORCE
DIES UNEXPECTEDLY

Mrs. Iva Force, 84, died Saturday at her home at 542 Harrison. She was born at Spencer Mills December 19, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ford and was married in 1892 to George Force. They had made their home in Greenville, and this city, and for a number of years they owned a farm southeast of the city. She was a member of the Church of God.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lydia Rousch who lives in Wisconsin; also two grandchildren Mrs. Paul (Pauline) Stiles of Grand Haven and Howard of Indiana and five great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago, as did her only son.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at Fitzjohn Funeral Home with her pastor, the Rev. Omer Blevins officiating and he was assisted by Rev. Sylvester Sower of Ionia. The burial was in Otisco Cemetery.

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FORCE - Mrs. Lillian D. Force, age 71, of Wyoming, passed away Monday, July 22, 1985. Surviving are her husband C. Lloyd Force; her daughters Lois Jean Pleva and Marsha Lee Franticelli both of Wyoming, Karen Sue Davis of Rockford, eleven grandchildren, one great grandson, a sister Mrs. Loraine Alward of Marne, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Robert. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 in the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gradens. Mrs. Force reposes at the chapel where relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday 7 to 9 and Wednesday 7 to 9.

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Mabel Force, 87

Lakeview- Mrs. Mabel Force, 87, former resident of Howard City, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Rapids. She had been ill for several months.

She is survived by her husband, Myron; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Chapman, Belmont; three sons, Earl Diamond, Grand Rapids, Claude Fletcher, Pleasant Lake and Gene Fletcher, Belleville; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Hayes, Tampa, Fla., 16 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Youngman Funeral Home with the Rev. Albert Rill officiating. Burial will be in Cato Cemetery.

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FORCE - Mrs. Margaret Louise Force, age 74, of White Cloud, formerly of Grant, died Monday, September 30, 1996 at Comforts of Home, White Cloud. Her husband, Alfred E. Force, Sr., preceded her in death on April 21, 1995. Surviving are her children; Peggy Lou and Robert Leys of Kentwood, Tom and Lavina Force of Fremont, Shirley and Dave Loranger of Arizona City, AZ, Fred Force of Bullhead City, AZ, Terry and Pattie Force of Grant, Sherry and Bob Covington of Grant, Mary and Larry Tindle of Tipp City, OH, Rodney and Sharon Force of Cedar Springs, Randy and Janet Force of Grant, Ricky and Karen Force of Grant, Ron and Karen Force of Sparta, Kerry and Terri Force of Ft. Lewis, WA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; half brother, Harry and Helen Wilsey of Detroit. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. from the South Ensley United Methodist Church on Thursday, October 3, Pastor Howard Harvey officiating. Interment Crandall Cemetery. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McKinley Grant Chapel. Memorial Continue Care of Newaygo County and Hospice of Newaygo County.

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Mrs. Minnie Force
59, Passes in Cato Home

Mrs. Minnie Force, 59, passed away at her home in Cato Twp. Monday night. She was born in Saginaw. Her husband Myron survives, also two sons, Harold of Lakeview and Donald of Howard City; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Morey and Mrs. Mildred Hamblin both of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Bernadine Wright of Columbus, GA and Mrs. Emma Sayler of Cedar Springs.

Funeral Services are being held today (Thursday) at 1:30 at Youngman Funeral Home with burial in Cato Cemetery.

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MYRON FORCE, 82 of Lakeview passed away Sunday at Kelsey Memorial Hospital.

Services were held at 1:30 on Wednesday at Youngman Funeral Home with burial in Cato Cemetery.

Mr. Force is survived by three sons, Melvin of Lapeer, Harold of Lakeview and Donald of Howard City; four daughters, Mrs. Ellsworth Morey and Mrs. Mildred Hunt of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Gordon Newton of Cedar Springs and Mrs. Charles Wright of Lakeview; 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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FORCE - Mrs. Myrtle M. Force, age 78, formerly of Janet St. SE, passed away Sunday afternoon at a local nursing home. Surviving are two daughters and six sons, Mrs. Floyd (Delsie) LaLone of Alto, Mrs. Erwin (Lucille) Blakley of Coopersville, Charles L. of Wyoming, Mich., Ivan D. of Newaygo, Alfred E. of Grant, Howard L. of Vestaburg, Lee J. of Citra, Fla., James A. of Santee, Calif.; 37 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. Mrs. Force reposes at the Sullivan Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock. Interment Garfield Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the chapel Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9.

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FORCE (Grant) - Randy Force, age 41, passed away Friday, August 21, 1998 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his son Steven and is survived by his wife Janet and his son, Eric; brother and sisters, Peggy and Robert Leys, Ron and Karen, Terry and Patty, Rick and Karen, Rod and Sharon, Kerry and Terri, Tom and Lavina, Alfred, Mary and Larry Tindle, Shirley and Dave Loranger, Sherry Covington; his mother-in-law, Wanda Bellingar, Sara Minaker, John and Amy Powell; many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Mr. Melroy Poling officiating. Interment Solon Cemetery. Visitation Saturday 7 to 9 and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The family is being served by Bliss-Earl Cedar Chapel.

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WILLIAM F. FORCE

FORCE, William F., aged 68, of Grandville, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening at Bradenton, Fla. Surviving are the widow, Dora; one son, Norval; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Syble) Lamareaux, both of Grandville; four grandchildren and two brothers, Vernon of Grand Rapids and Myron of Rockford. The body will arrive Saturday morning and will be taken to the Hildreth Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, under the auspices of Crescent Lodge No. 322 F & AM. Interment in Wyoming Township Cemetery.

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CLIFFORD A. FORGAR, 57

EDMORE -- Clifford A. Forgar, 57, Route 1, Six Lakes, died Saturday evening at Kelsey Memorial Hospital in Lakeview. He was born Dec. 22, 1920 in McBride. He is a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by one brother, Gordon of Lansing.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Stebbins Funeral Home in Edmore, with Rev. John Murphy officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes.

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Forgar Services

Edmore -- Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stebbins Funeral Home, Edmore, for George Forgar, 54, R1. Burial will be in McBride Cemetery.

A veteran of World War II, Mr. Forgar died Wednesday at Kelsey Hospital. He was born in Belvidere Township April 12, 1918.

Surviving are his widow Irene; a daughter, Mrs. Connie L. Pennell, Lansing; 2 sons, Peter, Six Lakes and Mickey, with the US Navy in Mississippi, 2 brothers, Gordon, Lansing and Clifford, Six Lakes and 7 grandchildren.

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LELA FORGAR PASSES AWAY AT HOME

Mrs. Lela Agnes Forgar, 76, of Edmore passed away suddenly Saturday at her home in Edmore.

She is survived by three sons; George and Clifford, both of Six Lakes, and Gordon of Lansing; a sister, Mrs. Letha Jensen, Edmore; a brother, Bert Outman, of Six Lakes; four Grandchildren and seven Great Grandchildren.

Mrs. Forgar was born at Six Lakes, August 23, 1894. She was a Member of The Eastern Star and The Rebekah Lodge of McBride.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, October 13th, at the Stebbins Funeral Home in Edmore at 1 p.m. Burial was made in Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes.

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ROY D. FORGAR, 75

Edmore - Roy D. Forgar, 75, Edmore, died suddenly Friday at his home. He was born October 30, 1891 in Belvidere Township. Mr. Forgar retired as a Rural Mail Carrier in 1953.

He is survived by his wife, Lela, and three sons; Gordon, Lansing, and George and Clifford, Six Lakes; four Grandchildren and four Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from Stebbins Funeral Home in Edmore. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes. Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

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AGNES FOX

WEIRTON - Mrs. Agnes L. Fox, 76, 106 Woodward Rd., died this morning in the Weirton Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 15, 1906 in Dongola, Ill., a daughter of the late William and Ina Harmes Carlock.

She was a member of the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, American Baptist Women and the Ann Judson Circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Fox, Oct. 11, 1982; a son Wayne, and a granddaughter.

Surviving are two sons, Charles W. Fox of Martinsville, Va., and Raymond Fox of Weirton; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Sally) Pacobit of Weirton; two brothers, Willliam of Nesbit, Miss., and Robert of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Norma Wright of Sanford, N.C. and Mrs. Maxine Carter of Elksville, Ill.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Friends then received at Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Pelton Vandercoy officiating. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

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CHARLES FOX

WEIRTON - Charles W. Fox, 78, 106 Woodard Road, was pronounced dead on arrival Monday morning at the Weirton Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 3, 1904, in Vergennes, Ill., a son of the late William and Lily Purdy Fox. He was preceded in death also by one son, Wayne Fox, two sisters, one brother, and one grandchild.

He was a member of the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, and was a self-employed plastering contractor for 38 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes L. Carlock Fox; two sons, Charles William Jr. of Martinsville, Va. and Raymond of Weirton; a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Sally) Pacobit of Weirton; three brothers, William of Ava, Ill., Gene of Hillsboro, Ill. and Dossie of Murphysboro, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Clement of Richland, Wash., and Mrs. Beulah McLaughlin of Murphysboro; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 7-9 p.m. today, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Pelton Vandercoy officiating. Interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

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Source: The Fellsmere Tribune newspaper, Fellsmere, Florida, February 10, 1917 edition, page 5:

Mrs. Lillie B. Fox, wife of William Fox, mason contractor, died Sunday morning at her home on Cypress Street of Consumption. Funeral services were held at the home Monday evening and the body was then shipped north to her old home in Illinois for burial. Mrs. Fox was 44 years old at the time of her death and leaves behind a bereaved husband and five children to mourn her loss. The sympathy of Fellsmere is with them.

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Loran Eugene Fox

MURPHYSBORO Loran Eugene Fox, 57, died after an extended illness at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at the Oak Grove Nursing Home in Carbondale.

He was born April 28, 1945 in Pinckneyville, the son of Raymond A. Fox and Meta Isable (Young) Fox.

Mr. Fox was a member of the Baptist faith.

He was a self-employed farmer. He attended Carbondale High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include two brothers, Larry L. Fox and his wife Darlene of De Soto and Thomas R. Fox of Murphysboro; two nephews, Daniel and Will Fox; one niece, Pamela Sue Fox; and a host of cousins.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Pleasant Grove Memorial in Murphysboro, with Rev. Robert Gray of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carbondale officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro. No visitation will be held. Friends are requested to come directly to the cemetery Tuesday morning.

Memorials may be made to the American Legion or a preferred veterans organization.

Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Meta Isabel Fox

Meta Isabel Fox, 79, of R.R. 2 Murphysboro, died on Friday, Feb. 19, 1993, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born Dec. 10, 1913 in Illinois to Charles Herbert and Ella Ripley Young.

She was a farmer and homemaker.

She was retired from Brown Shoe Company.

She was a member of the Jackson County Farm Bureau.

She was a member of the Protestant faith.

Funeral services were held at Crawshaw Funeral Home at 11 a,m, Monday, Feb. 22, 1993 with the Rev. Paul Brown officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas R. Fox, Murphysboro, Larry L. Fox, DeSoto and Loran E. Fox, Murphysboro; a sister, Dorothea A. Reiman, Murphysboro; a brother, Charles O. Young, Murphysboro and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Murphysboro.

Crawshaw Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Wayne Allen Fox Dies at Weirton General Hospital

Wayne Allen Fox, 26, of 108 Church street, died of complications at 2 a.m. today at the Weirton General Hospital. He had been in failing health the past year and hospitalized a week ago.

The deceased was born on February 19, 1928 at Cadiz, Ohio, the son of Charles and Agnes Carlock Fox who survive him at home. He was graduated from the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, in June, 1953. He also received a master's degree in biology. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Epsilon fraternity.

Besides his parents the deceased is survived by two brothers, Charles Jr. of Martinsville, Va. and Raymond of Weirton; a sister Sally at home, and his fiance Ethyl Toth of Brownsville, Pa.

Friends may be received at the Schwerha funeral home after 6 p.m. today. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Schwerha funeral chapel with the Rev. David Gustafson in charge. He will be buried at the chapel hills memorial gardens.

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WILLIAM FOX, 74,
ELKVILLE FARMER,
DIES AT HOSPITAL

William Fox, 74-year-old Elkville farmer and lifelong resident of that community, died at Marshall Browning hospital here at 7:05 p. m. Saturday, April 28. He had been ill for the past month.

A son of the late Wilson and Margaret Fox, the deceased was born in Jackson county on July 30, 1876. His first wife, the former Lillie Purdy, passed away in 1917. On August 20, 1922, he was married to Zella Sweet Carrothers, who survives.

Also surviving are eight daughters and sons, Mrs. Lola Clement of Richland, Wash., Charles Fox of Wirton, W. Va., Mrs. Marco Youvan of Gary, Ind., Raymond Fox of Murphyboro, William Fox, Jr., of Elkville, Mrs. Beulah McLaughlin of Murphysboro, and Gene and Dossie Fox of Elkville; three step-children, Truman Carrothers of Elkville, Robert Carrothers of Murphysboro, and Mrs. Hardy Chancy of Beulah, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Jane Sims of Benton; three brothers, Harvey Fox of this city, John Fox of Decatur, and Raleigh Fox of Elkville; 22 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Three children preceded their father in death, two of them passing away in infancy.

Funeral services for the deceased will be conducted from Elkville Methodist church at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday by the pastor, the Rev. S. A. Matthews. Burial will be in Parrish cemetery at Vergennes. Friends may call at Schroeder Funeral home here until 1 p.m. Wednesday when the body will be taken to the Elkville church to lie in state until time of services.

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Fox

Zella Fox, 89, of Murphysboro, died Feb. 12 at 9:15 p.m. at the Jackson County Nursing Home in Murphysboro after an extended illness.

She had lived in the 1400 block of N. 14th Street and was a housewife.

Mrs. Fox was born on July 6, 1894, to Porter and Lucretia (Chitty) Sweet in Carbondale. Her first husband, Robert Carrothers, died in 1922. She married William Fox on Aug 22, 1923, who preceded her in death in 1951.

She was a member of the Eastern Star in Elkville and the Baptist Church in Elkville.

Services were held Feb. 15 at the Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro with the Rev. Fred McLaughlin officiating. Burial was in the Elksville Cemetery.

Survivors are: a daughter, Beulah McLaughlin, of Murphysboro; three sons, Gene Fox, Hillsboro, Ill., William Fox, of Ava, and Dossie Fox, of Sandridge, Ill.; a stepdaughter Lola Clements of Richland, Wash.; 24 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Three children, four stepchildren, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

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GEORGE R. FRANCE

George R. France of Jasper died yesterday morning at St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, where he had been a patient for two days. He was 87 years old, and had been in poor health the past two years.

Born in Jasper, he went to Belmont when he was 17 as a machinist's apprentice. A Master Mechanic, he traveled and worked in most States of the Union as well as in Mexico and The Philippines. He retired in 1931 and returned to Jasper.

He was married first to the late Mattie Oatman*. France Air Field in Panama was named after their son, the late Howard J. France.

In 1913, he was married again, to May Engerran*.

Survivors include his widow; two daughters, Mrs. W. G. Scott of Niagara Falls and Mrs. John Loper of Jasper; a son, G. Robert France of Jasper; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The body is at the late home. The Rev. Joseph Haffey will lead the recitation of the Rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday, and Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Joachim's Church, Canisteo, at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Jasper Cemetery.

* Should be Outman
* Should be Engerman

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FRANKLIN -- Loretta Lucille Franklin, 12537 S. Linden Rd., Linden, age 46, died Tuesday, January 26, 1954, at the residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 29, 1954, from Colonial Chapel, Reigle Funeral Home, 2417 S. Saginaw St., Rev. Ewing Walters officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Body will be at the funeral home. She was born in Michigan, April 1, 1907, and was a resident of Flint area since she was 10 years of age. Mrs. Franklin was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Linden. Surviving are: Husband, Glen; 2 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Murdock of St. Johns, Michigan and Mrs. Marjorie Harper of Flint; son, James J. at home; father, Septimus Hutchinson of Flint; sister, Mrs. Orletta Harvey of Flint; 3 brothers, Clifford, Ceylon and Paul Hurchinson, all of Flint; 5 granddaughters.

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Source: The Daily Call Newspaper, Greenville, Montcalm Co., Michigan, May 9, 1923 edition:

Mrs. John W. Frowley

Mrs. John W. Frowley, aged 66, passed away Monday night at six o'clock at the Farm Home, Northeast of this city. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband and two sons. Funeral Services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. S.C. Parsons officiating. Burial at Forest Home Cemetery.

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Source: The Stanton Clipper-Herald Newspaper, Stanton, Montcalm Co., Michigan, September 15, 1939

Mrs. Gladys Frowley Succumbs Thursday

Death claimed Mrs. Gladys M. Frowley of Greenville Thursday morning of this week at her home at 1015 First Street, Greenville. She had been a resident of North Sidney until about two years ago. She was the widow of the late Will Frowley, who died in 1930.

Mrs. Frowley was born June 7, 1883 in Eureka township, Montcalm County. She is survived by one brother, Clyde R. Emmons of Lansing.

Funeral services were held at the Stebbins and Co. Funeral Home in Stantion Sunday afternoon at 2:30, with Rev. Obed W. Westphal, pastor of the United Church of Stanton officiating. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Stanton.

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Source: The Stanton Clipper-Herald, Stanton, Montcalm Co., Michigan, Dec. 17, 1937 edition:

GROVER C. FROWLEY

Grover C. Frowley, youngest son of John W. and Ella Frowley, was born in Montcalm township, June 24, 1888 and departed this life December 10, 1937 at Camp Custer.

His younger life was spent near Sidney. On February 1, 1912 he was united in marriage to Helga Anderson and moved to Douglas township, where his early manhood was spent.

Later he served as a Guard at the Ionia Hospital for two years. Then he went to U.S. Veteran Hospital at Camp Custer.

He was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Swartz on August 15, 1931. He was a devoted husband and loving father, a kind friend and neighbor to all who knew him.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, three step-children and a nephew.

Funeral services were held from the home Monday at 1:15 and at the Langston Church at 2:00. Interment in Langston Cemetery. Rev. A.M. Veltman, of Stanton officiated.

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Source: The Greenville Independent Newspaper, Greenville, Montcalm Co., Michigan, Feb. 5, 1925 edition:

JOHN FROWLEY DIES IN SIDNEY THIS MORNING

John W. Frowley, aged 75, passed away this morning at 8:15 in Sidney township. He was a member of the Royal Arch Masons. Mr. Frowley has been a resident of Greenville for over sixty years and is well known in this community. He is survived by two sons, William and Grover, both of Sidney township.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at Faber's Chapel under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge.

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Source: The Stanton Clipper-Herald Newspaper, Stanton, Montcalm Co., Michigan, April 18, 1930 edition:

JOHN WILLIAM FROWLEY

John William Frowley, the son of J.W. and Ella Frowley, was born at Greenville, Michigan July 25, 1879 and died at his farm home near Sidney April 10, 1930, after a long illness. He was the oldest of four children, of whom only one is now living.

Most of his boyhood was passed with his parents on a farm in Montcalm township, though later he spent several years at construction work.

In April 1907 he was married to Miss. Gladys Emmons of Gowen, and the following fall they purchased the farm where they have since lived and where he passed away.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, one brother Grover of Battle Creek, and many other relatives, besides a host of friends.

He was a loving husband, a loyal citizen, diligent and honest, a good neighbor and friend, and he will be greatly missed in the community where he has lived so long.

Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Wm. Barkolow conducting services and burial at Stanton.

Those who attended the funeral from a distance were Grover Frowley of Battle Creek, Mr. and Mrs. George Force, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Force and baby, and Mr. and Mrs. Ora Emmons of Belding, Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher and daughter of Rockford, Mrs. Glen Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Hazelton of Grand Rapids, Clarence and Ben Force of Cedar Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith and son, Carrol of Oakfield, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Emmons of Greenville,, Mrs. Emmons of Gowen and son, Clyde Emmons and Miss. Lila Johnson of Lansing.

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MRS. MARY G. FROWLEY

Mrs. Mary G. Frowley, daughter of the late David and Ida Mathews, was born in Cato township, February 1, 1895 and passed away August 4 at Kelsey Memorial Hospital, Lakeview.

She was married to Charles Swarts, who passed away in 1928. In 1931 she married Grover Frowley, who passed away in 1937.

She leaves to mourn their loss, one daughter, Mrs. Neva Robinson, Lansing; two sons, Charles Swarts, of Stanton and Wayne Swarts of Holt and nine grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Stout and Mrs. Beatrice Newland of Lakeview, Mrs. Myrtle Cheyne of Kalamazoo, also four brothers, John Mathews of Lakeview, Lossie of Clare, Emanuel of Ann Arbor and Francis of Crystal, and a host of friends.

Services were held August 6 at the Langston Church where she was a member with Rev. George Frank officiating with burial in the Langston Cemetery.

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