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Felton Cullifer, 63

Felton L. Cullifer, 63, of White Pigeon, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, following a short illness. He was born Feb. 26, 1952, in Bonifay, Fla., a son of Buron and Eulene (Halford) Cullifer. He was a resident of the White Pigeon and Sturgis area most of his life, with his early years spent in ...

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Jimmy Hull, 81

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James Francis “Jimmy” Hull, age 81, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born near Constantine on Sep. 20, 1933 the son of Harry and Bertha (King) Hull and was a lifetime resident of the area. He attended Roystown Country School and worked at Kellogg Nursery. He later worked at Clifton Engineering and was ...

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Barbara Abrams, 86

Barbara V. Abrams, age 86, of Marcellus, MI passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at her son Andrews home. She was born May 30, 1928 in Kalamazoo, MI. She was the only child of Glen and Eva (Uchida) Van Valkenberg. She lived most of her life in Marcellus, leaving for college, and work in 1946, graduated from Western Michigan University, ...

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Unemployment numbers down from a year ago

The January unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by 1 percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 5.2 percent January unemployment rate was more than December’s 4.2 percent. January’s unemployment rate, however, was 1.9 percent less than the same month one year earlier, ...

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June Glide, 82

June Joy Glide, age 82, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Riverview Manor Nursing Home, Three Rivers. June was born in Monroe, MI on September 7, 1932, a daughter of Paul Richard Thackery and Olga Herrmann. June graduated from Northwestern High School, Detroit. On September 24, 1962, she married Robert H. Glide in Detroit. She worked as a ...

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Betty Hassenger, 88

Betty Hassenger

Betty Jane Hassenger, age 88, of White Pigeon, made her triumphant entry into Heaven on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. Betty was born in Mendon on January 20, 1927, a daughter of Charles and Laura (Yunker) Crotser. She graduated from Mendon High School in 1944. On February 1, 1969, she married R. Duane Hassenger at Howardsville Gospel Chapel. Betty worked as a ...

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