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Martyn H. “Bear” Smith, 69

*MARTYN H. “BEAR” SMITH* age 69 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Monday morning August 30, 2010 at his home. He was born March 14, 1941 in Sturgis, Michigan a son of the late Hubert and Dorothy (Lampe) Smith. Bear had resided his entire life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1959. …

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Lyle Swinehart, 77

Lyle R. Swinehart, age 77, of White Pigeon passed away Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at his home.  He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 11, 1933, a son of Therlow and Mary Fern (Myrick) Swinehart.   Lyle served in the US Army from 1953 – 1955. He worked for Niblock Excavating and he also owned a small engine …

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Dorothy Stears, 98

Dorothy  L. Stears, age 98, Sturgis, formerly of Constantine died Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born October l5, 1911, in the same house where her grandmother and mother were born on Lutz Road in Florence Township, Constantine, the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Haas) Caseman. The family moved to Constantine in …

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Wendell Malcolm, 89

Wendell Holmes Malcolm, age 89, of Colon, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at his home, after several months of failing health. Wendell was born May 3, 1921, in Hastings, a son of the late Charles A. and Minnie (Sisson) Malcolm. Wendell graduated from Lake Odesa High School with the class of 1939. He then served in the U.S. Army …

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Carlton Pursley, 79

Carlton Theodore Pursley, age 79, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 28, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born April 6, 1931, in Sturgis, a son of the late Carlton Theodore and Blanche Ruth (VonMeter) Pursley. Carlton was a lifelong Sturgis area resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1950. On …

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Ronald Yake, 68

Ronald James Yake, 68, of Sturgis, passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2010, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Oct. 26, 1941, in Fawn River Township, Michigan a son of the late William and Clarice (Gilbert) Yake. Ron was a lifelong Sturgis-area resident and graduated from Brighton High School in Brighton, Ind., with the class of 1959. …

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