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James Sharnas, 72

James D. Sharnas, 72, of Sturgis, passed away early Sunday morning, March 27, 2011, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born May 5, 1938, in Wickliffe, Ohio, a son of the late John and Florence (Pershing) Sharnas. Jim had resided in Sturgis since 1982, coming from the Detroit area, and his early life was spent in Cleveland. On …

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Kenneth Dillivan, 97

Kenneth Mearl Dillivan, 97, of Burr Oak, passed away early Thursday morning March 24, 2011, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born Nov. 30, 1913, in Wilbaux, Mont., a son of the late Albert Irving and Edith Loraine (Keckler) Dillivan. Mr. Dillivan had resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area since 1926 and was a graduate …

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Ted Renner, 78

Theodore F. “Ted” Renner, age 78, of Schoolcraft, died Wednesday March 23, 2011 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born near Scotts, MI on July 2, 1932 the son of Theodore C. and Amanda M. (Marshall) Renner and has been a lifetime resident of this area. Ted worked in general construction and had been employed by Schoolcraft Foundry, …

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James Martin, 67

James E. Martin, age 67, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 21, 2011 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on Oct. 6, 1943 in Pontiac, MI., the son of James H. and Dora (Knapp) Martin. Mr. Martin served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to Vietnam. James was a member of the …

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Frieda Davenport, 87

Frieda E. Davenport, age 87, of Three Rivers, MI., passed away at her home Tuesday, March 22, 2011. She was born on September 25, 1923 in Moorestown, MI., the daughter of Frank J. and Edna Viola (VanTiyl) Belknap. Mrs. Davenport has been a long time resident of Three Rivers. She was very active in the St. Joseph County C.O.A. and …

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George Morse, 87

George Morse, age 87, of Sturgis, passed away on March 21, 2011, at home with his family at his side. He was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Grand Rapids, a son of the late William and Leona (Keech) Morse. George lived most of his life in Grand Rapids, coming to Sturgis in 1992. On July 18, 1942, he married Thelma …

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Alice Timm, 59

Alice J. Timm, 59, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly Monday afternoon, March 21, 2011 in Three Rivers Health. She was born Nov. 11, 1951, the daughter of William A. and Hazel J. (Chittwood) Warmack in Carlinville, Ill. On June 13, 1970 in Three Rivers, she married Paul A. Timm, who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2003. Most …

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Web Carlson, 89

Wilbert D. “Web” Carlson was born near Knox, Indiana on May 18, 1921 to Edith M. Anderson and Carl Enoch Carlson, and died March 19, 2011 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, as result of a stroke.  Web grew up on a farm in Knox, Indiana with his parents and four siblings– Ernie, Jeannette, Lucille and Lavern.  He was industrious at …

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Elizabeth Sears, 25

Elizabeth Marie Sears, 25, North Old Madisonville Road, Crofton, Ky., died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., from complications of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on March 10, 2011, in Christian County, Ky. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton, conducted by the Rev. Barry Smith, with burial …

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Alberta Babcock, 75

Alberta Mae Babcock, age 75, of Huntsville, AL, died Sunday March 20, 2011 at Millenium Health Care in Huntsville. Alberta was the widow of Theodore “Ted” Babcock, formerly of Constantine. For the past 33 years Alberta has lived in Huntsville where she worked as a Registered Nurse at Huntsville Hospital. She was an active member of St. Charles Anglican Church, …

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